Born in Co. Mayo, Ireland, Maria has been racing in the U.S since 2010. Based in the Midwest, she races for Donkey Label Racing p/b FkLaw.
She is a three time silver medalist at the Irish National Cyclocross Championships. She was the also the first woman to represent Ireland in the Elite World Championships in Valkenburg in 2018.
For this season Maria will be racing at the UCI level, with a midwest focus, starting her season with the Waterloo & Iowa City World Cups. She hopes to return to race in Europe during December, racing the Kerstperiode in Belgium, and continuing on to the Irish National Championships in January. While cyclocross is her true love, she also races and volunteers on the road with Chicago Women's Elite Cycling, putting her cross skills to good use with some hard and fast criterium racing.
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.