Noel O'Neill was the 1965 Irish National Road Race Champion, and a long time member of the club. Scott-Orwell Wheelers wanted to honor Noel's achievements by creating this race in his honor.

Noel was the Irish National Road Race Champion in 1965. He tells it himself: "I won it on the last lap, the break had a good lead, there were a lot of good riders still in the bunch but I decided it was time to go and made up a minute to the break and went on to win the sprint." He represented Ireland at that year's World Championships in San Sebastian that year.

Noel's palmares also includes The Dublin to Birr 3 Day, Shay Elliot, Sean Dillion Memorial, Tour of the Gaps, Tour of the Slade and The BAR in 1964 and 1965 (Best All-Rounder: for Combined times and placings in TTs and RRs).

2017 is the inaugural running of this race. It will be run on the Khyber Circuit in Dublin's Phoenix Park.



The entry is handled through the Cycling Ireland Portal.

Pre-Entry Link: Noel O'Neill Trophy 2017. The cost is €15.


Event Particulars

Noel will be dropping the flag at the race.

Date: 13th May 2017 Saturday.

Sign-On: Opens at 08:30. Closes at 10:00.

Sign-On will take place in the area between Popes Cross Carpark and the top of the Khyber Pass.

Start Time:

  • A4 Race: 09:30.
  • A1/2/3 Jr Race: 10:30.


  • A4 Race: 40km.
  • A1/2/3 Jr Race: 80km.

Route: Khyber Pass Circuit run anti-clockwise with the finish atop the Khyber Pass.

FaceBook Event: Noel O'Neill Trophy 2017.



The trophy awaiting it's first name plate.