Katie George Dunleavy Eve McCrystal cycling

Irish Times Sportswoman of the Month - January

12 Mar 2020
Caroline O'Mahony
National

The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman Award for January 2020 are cyclists Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal

The dynamic pairing are no strangers to success on the track or to The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year awards.

With the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships scheduled for the end of January, Dunlevy and McCrytsal had to kick off 2020 full steam ahead. Part of an 11 strong Irish squad that took part in training camps across a number of European cities before heading to main event in Canada, the foremost ladies put in an abundance of hard work which paid off substantially.

Not only did the star pair win silver in the Tandem Pursuit but furthermore they broke their own national record en route to that medal. The leading twosome didn’t stop at producing their finest ever track result or excelling in beating their personal best, furthermore they came fifth in the Tandem Time Trial after a notable feat. They have certainly started 2020 on a high, and as they mean to go on.