Born in Co. Mayo, Ireland, Maria has been racing in the U.S for the past six years. Based in the Midwest, she races for the The Meteor p/b Allied, a new team for 2017 with teammate Nicole Mertz.
She is a three time medalist at the Irish National Cyclocross Championships. She has taken home a silver medal in 2015 & 2017, and bronze in 2016.
For 2017 Maria will focus on racing cyclocross in the Midwest, taking on two World Cups once again; Jingle Cross & Waterloo, Wisconsin. She hopes to return to race the National Championship in January to complete her medal collection. Maria is also an avid mountain biker and aims to improve upon her skills and her WORS results from 2016. She also races and volunteers on the road with Chicago Women's Elite Cycling.
Her goals for 2017/18 include gathering UCI points, representing Ireland on the world stage and promoting junior girls racing whenever she can.
In her spare time she works as an architect, follows women's racing via twitter, and cuddles her two cats. Maria can be found around the Midwest cycling scene screaming for team mates, handing out medals to junior girls, and racing her bike as hard as she can. You'll likely hear her before you see her.