Sorry, this event is no longer for sale.

The Crotty Cup 2022


Crotty Cup A3 Cup Cotter Cup


Event Description:


*** Registration is now Closed ***


UPDATE: 4/5/22 @14:40pm  to address enquiries:

There will be 3 seperate races as planned

Signed: WCCC


The Crotty Cup 2022

Saturday May 7th, 2022

The Crotty Cup hosted by West Clare Cycling Club is one of Irelands oldest races dating back to 1934.
The route has changed many times over the years but the passion for racing remains the same.
Some previous winners of the Crotty Cup are Jarlath Hassett WCCC, Vincent Gleeson WCCC, Jamie McGahon WCCC Daire Feeley DD, Alan Buckley LCC and in 2019 Stephen Murphy from Black Rose.
The Paddy Cotter Cup has also been held in high regard and the Cotter name is synonymous with cycling in Clare, some previous winners are Ger Troy BurrenCC, Alan Benson LCC, Brian Ruane Lucan CC and in 2019 Art Mozdzer Nenagh CC.

This year we have a seperate A3 race which should be strongly contested if their last race here was anything to go by with some West Clare members already eyeing up this one.

The Route

Starting outside Kilrush Community School we have a little climb after 100m out of Kilrush
then we have a mostly flat section towards the village of Cooraclare (8km) where you have left turn over the bridge.
As you climb out of Cooraclare the road flattens again then it's on to the village of Cree (13km)
then a left at the crossroads and on to Doonbeg (20km)
Through Doonbeg and on to Belaha Church which is the start of today's toughest climb, it's 2km to the top then you will
have the pleasure of seeing the beautiful Kilkee Cliffs on your decent towards Kilkee (30km)
You will pass through Kilkee rather quickly then it's head down for the fastest section of the race heading towards Kilrush to the start/finish line (44km - 1lap)
Entering Kilrush there is a fast downhill then it kicks up for the final sprint to the finish line so don't forget to smile for the camera ;-)
We look forward to welcoming you all to West Clare for a great day's racing.

A1 & A2's - 3 laps - 132km
A3's - 2 laps - 88km
A4's - 2 laps - 88km
Distance - 44.25km
Elevation Gain - 300m

For updates see

Sign on from 10am
12pm start
Kilrush Community School
Kilrush, Co. Clare


*** Registration is now Closed ***

Please enter your Cycling Ireland Licence Number and Date of Birth


Licence Number:


Date Of Birth: