Scott-Orwell Wheelers are pleased to announce the 2019 edition of, Ireland's most prestigious Criterium Race, the Stephen Roche GP.

Ireland's largest cycling club, Scott Orwell Wheelers are proud to present the Stephen Roche GP in association with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council as part of the Dundrum Festival 2019

This year, the action takes place on Wednesday June 26th. The evening will kick off with novice and youth races from 18.35, the Women's GP at 19.20, and the Stephen Roche GP at 20.00.

Prestigious History

The Stephen Roche GP is Ireland's most prestigious criterium race, running annually since 1988. The challenging but spectator-friendly circuit invariably produces great racing action for the crowd lining the roadsides and congregated in the central green area. The 1.3km loop is located in the housing estate where no less than three of the Roche family took their first tentative pedal strokes on the road to Tour de France glory.

Established as one of the 'must do' events on the Leinster racing calendar, the Roche Grand Prix traditionally boasts a who's who of Irish road racing talent with the top short circuit racers in the country doing battle for one of local racing's most prestigious trophies.

Past winners include professional cyclist and Orwell Wheelers member Nicolas Roche in 2008. Son of Stephen Roche, Nicolas' palmarès include both the Irish National Road and Time Trial Championships, as well as a stage of the Vuelta a España. In 2018 the race was won by another Roche - Alexis Roche, the younger brother of Nicolas. Alexis is set to return and defend the 2019 edition of the race.

The late Paul Healion won the Roche GP three times, including 2009 to become National Criterium Champion. 2011 winner Felix English went on to become 2012 National Criterium Champion, and is now riding for the team.

A separate women's race has featured since 2015 and Scott Orwell Wheelers are proud that the races feature equal prize money. The 2018 winner of the race was Lydia Boylan.

See here for a full list of past winners.

Prize Money:

Just as with the last few years, the men's and women's races will feature equal prize money, for a total placing prize fund of over €1,000.


The under 10, novice and unlicensed youth riders will have their races on the grass area in the center of the estate - just behind the stage.

The under 12, under 14 and under 16 races will be on the closed road.

Sign on for ALL youth riders only is beside the Stage, at the finish line in Meadowmount. U12, U14 and U16 riders must show their CI License and wear their racing numbers.


Event Particulars

Date: Wednesday June 26th


  • Sign-On Opens: 17:30 - 18:30
  • Youth Race: 18:35
  • Women's Race: 19:20
  • A/1/2/3/Jr Race: 20:00

Entry Fee:

  • Seniors: €15
  • Juniors: €5
  • Youth: Free


Route: Roche GP Route.

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Senior Men's race results:
1, Mark Dowling, Unattached;
2, Paul Forristal, Scott Orwell;
3, Dillon Corkery, Bioracer-DHL-FR services;
4, James Davenport, Strata3/Velorevolution;
5, Conor Murnane, UCD;
6, Callum O'Toole, Scott Orwell;
7, Liam Curley, Strata3/Velorevolution;
8, Paul O'Reilly, Dan Morrissey/MIG/Pactimo.

Prime 1: Billy Crosbie, Sundrive;
Prime 2: William Goodwin, Laois CC;
Prime 3: John Priest, Lucan CRC;
Prime 4: Mark Dowling, Unattached;
Prime 5: Mark Dowling, Unattached;
Prime 6: Mark Dowling, Unattached;
Prix de la Combativitie: Mark Dowling, Unattached.

1st A2: Bernard English, Scott Orwell;
2nd A2, Cillian Whelan, Dunboyne CC;
1st A3, John Priest, Lucan CRC;
2nd A3, Robert Kiely, Sundrive;
1st Junior: Ryan Geraghty, Bikeworx.


Senior women:
1, Maura Claffey, UCD;
2, Nikki Taggart, Arcane;
3, Aoife O'Brien, Lakeside Wheelers;
4, Kate Earlie, St. Tiernans;
5, Lucy O'Donnell, O'Leary Stone Kanturk;
6, Aideen Keenan, Dublin Wheelers;
7, Niamh Stephens, TC Racing;
8, Aaron Fox, Scott Orwell.

Joe Dalys Prime: Maura Claffey;
The All American Laundrette Prime: Maura Claffey;
1st U16: Aoife O'Brien;
1st Junior: Lucy O'Donnell;
1st Orwell rider: Aaron Fox.


U12 Boys:
1, Noah Harris, Bray Wheelers;
2, Joe Dowling, St. Tiernans;
3, George Sevastapulo, Sundrive.

U12 Girls:
1, Aine Reilly, Scott Orwell;
2, Olga Buckina, Scott Orwell;
3, Aoife Kelly, Moynalty.

U14 Boys:
1, Darragh Lenehan, Navan;
2, Ryan Fox, Scott Orwell;
3, Christopher Marshall, Scott Orwell.

U14 Girls:
1, Katie Reilly, Scott Orwell;
2, Lauren Murray, TC racing.

1, Eoghan Cooke, Ounavarra;
2, Andrew Kelly, Moynalty;
3, Dylan Baker, Scott Orwell;
4, Dylan Hayes, Bikeworx;
5, Andrew Ryan, Scott Orwell;
6, David Forbes, Scott Orwell;
7, Ronan O'Connor, Scott Orwell;
8, Ruairi Byrne, Scott Orwell;
9, Sam Taylor, Scott Orwell;
10, Brendan Conroy, Epic.
1st Girl:
Ellen Murray, TC Racing.