Born in Co. Mayo, Ireland, Maria has been racing in the U.S since 2010. Based in the Midwest, she races for The Meteor p/b Allied, a new team in 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. She was the first woman to represent Ireland in the Elite World Championships in Valkenburg in 2018.
For 2018/19 Maria will be racing at the UCI level, with a midwest focus, starting her season with the Waterloo World Cup. 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.