Thursday, February 21, 2019

Notice : Rathmore 4k in Kerry - Sat 9th Mar 2019

This 4k race organised by Gneeveguilla AC is coming up in Rathmore on Saturday the 9th of March 2019. Details...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Notice: Dungarvan 10k in Co Waterford - Sun 10th March 2019

This 10k race in Dungarvan is coming up on Sunday the 10th of March 2019 and is organised by West Waterford AC.

The online entry fee is €8 or €10 on the day.

The race HQ is at the Dungarvan GAA grounds.

Details from the organisers....RACE 5 30th ANNUAL MICHAEL ROCHE CARPETS SERIES. 
The final race in the Michael Roche carpets spring series, the Déise College Dungarvan 10K will take place at 11am. Now in its 37th year and one of the oldest races on the local road running calendar the Déise College Dungarvan 10k is always one of the more popular races on the busy West Waterford AC calendar. 

The event will also see a number of perpetual trophies being presented. We have the Seamus Power memorial trophy to the first male finisher and the Mikey Roche memorial trophy for the first local female finisher. We will be using the fast canal circuit for this race,with the race headquarters at the Dungarvan GAA club house which is where the presentation will also take place. Entry fee 8 euro. The Michael Roche Carpets series prizes will also be awarded after this race.

Location of Dungarvan GAA club HERE

Notice : MMRA 8.7km race in Cratoe Woods in Co Clare - Sun 24th Feb 2019

The Munster Mountain Running Association are holding a trail race in Cratlow Woods to the north-west of Limerick City on Sunday the 24th of February 2019.

More info here...

More info on MMRA events for 2019 HERE

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Clare : Results of the Barefield 5 mile - Sun 17th Feb 2019

This 5 mile race in Co Clare attracted a big field of 814 runners.

1 1090 DAVID RICHARDSON M45 Male SGAC 00:28:05 00:28:06
2 906 Aaron Gallaher MS Male Limerick AC 00:28:06 00:28:09
3 186 Brian Sexton MS Male Raheny Shamrock AC 00:28:52 00:28:53
11 1014 AILBHE MCDAID F45 Female 00:31:08 00:31:09
14 1134 Ann MacPhail F45 Female Dooneen 00:31:54 00:31:56
19 764 Noreen O Sullivan F40 Female 00:33:09 00:33:14

Kerry : Results of the Hardman Gap of Dunloe Half-Marathon - Sun 17th Feb 2019

120 turned out for this hilly half-marathon in the Gap of Dunloe in Co Kerry.

1  Derek Griffin (834)     01:17:24
2  Dan O Sullivan (897)     01:28:21
3  Adam Doyle (825)     01:28:59
1  Michelle Finn (937)     01:26:21
2  Carol Finn (829)     01:35:56
3  Alannah Keena (841)     01:50:19

Waterford : Results & Photos of the Kilmacthomas 4 mile - Sun 17th Feb 2019

The race originally scheduled for the 25th was brought a week forward to be held on Sunday the 17th of February 2019.

A total of 213 runners took part and as the chart shows, it seems to hover around the 170-200 mark.

O' Reilly Butchers Kilmacthomas 4 Mile Road Race.

1st Killian Sheil St.Killians A.C. 20.38
2nd Noel Murphy Waterford A.C.20.57
3rd Raivis Zakis West Waterford A.C. 21.04
1st O/40 Alan O'Connor Unite Striders A.C. 21.35
1st O/45 David Smyth Waterford A.C. 22.53
1st O/50 Johnny O'Connor West Waterford A.C.23.54
1st O/55 Ray Hahesy West Waterford A.C.24.39
Junior Jamie Mc Carthy Waterfrod A.C.21.33

1st Louise Morgan Ferrybank A.C. 25.04
2nd Sinead Murphy Ind 25.09
3rd Isobel Cummins Ferrybank A.C.25.12
1st O/35 Janet Quinlan Saturday Road Runners 25.23
1st O/40 Mary Jane Enright Ind 27.06
1st O/45 Molly Fitzgerald West Waterford A.C. 30.59
1st O/50 Gabrielle Blair Waterford A.C. 30.36
Junior Molly Hutchinson Ferrybank A.C. 35.23

Full results...

1) West Waterford AC has a gallery HERE
2) John Troy has a gallery HERE

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Clare : Results of the Love to Run 4 mile in Ennis - Sun 17th Feb 2019

Love to Run Tracy Guilfoyle 4 Mile and 4 x 1 mile Relay at Centrepoint Ennis Co Clare Sunday 17 February 2019.

Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order. Race Race
1 0:22:14 LIAM NAUGHTON, Ennis Track AC M 248 1
2 0:22:36 BRIAN SHEEDY, Newmarket On Fergus M 278 2
3 0:22:50 WILLIE DEVITT, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM 274 3

4 0:23:20 JOHN O GORMAN, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M 1514 4
5 0:23:26 ANNE MARIE LAURA MARY PAT RELAY, Ennis Track AC Relays 4 x 1mile 67 5
6 0:24:20 COLIN MALONE, Ennis Track AC M 287 6
7 0:25:00 KEVIN SYNOTT, Ennis Track AC M 282 7
8 0:25:03 MICHAEL MOYNIHAN, Kilnaboy M 253 8
9 0:25:08 TRACY BRIAN DARA ANNE MARIE Love 2 Run Running Club Relays 4 x 1mile 66 9 RELAY,
10 0:25:15 LIAM SHANNON, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M 1546 10
11 0:25:22 AIDAN & ANNE DOWNES COUPLE, Clare Crusaders Male Couple 1584 11
12 0:25:29 SELENIA CULLIGAN, Ennis Track AC F 229 12
13 0:25:45 MIKE CLUNE, Ennis Track AC M 265 13
14 0:26:19 CORMAC DOWNES, Ennis M 256 14
15 0:26:33 PETER TONGE, Ennis Track AC M 1539 15
16 0:26:58 ANTHONY CULLIGAN, Fergus AC M 230 16
17 0:27:11 SEAN CULLINAN, Clarecastle M 244 17
18 0:27:50 JIMMY DOYLE, Ennis Track AC M 1589 18
19 0:27:53 RITA KIERCE, St Marys AC F 1587 19
20 0:27:54 SOPHIE MAHER , Lissycasey Junior Ladies 1520 20

21 0:28:08 GER DONOHUE, B. M. O. H. M 1545 21
22 0:28:21 GER SLATER, Country Club Limerick M 266 22

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Kerry : Results of the Tralee 10 mile race & 5k - Sat 16th Feb 2019

There was a modest turnout of 152 for this 10 miler in Tralee.

1 Robert PURCELL    01:00:45 429    M (1) Gneevguilla Ac
2 Stephen MOORE    01:00:53 387    M (2)  An Riocht
3 Niall THOMPSON    01:01:21 474    M (3)
10 Grainne O CALLAGHAN    01:07:07 420    F (1) North Cork Ac
20 Mary O SHEA    01:10:37 410    F (2) Gneevguilla
27 Michelle O REGAN    01:13:02 419    F (3)


There was 162 in the associated 5k giving a total of 314 overall.

In 2018, there was 164 in the 10 mile and 95 in the 5k, a total of 259 overall.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Kerry : Results of the Valentines 5k race in Killarney - Sat 9th Feb 2019

The Valentines 5k race in Killarney was held on Saturday the 9th of February 2019 and was organised by local club Gneeveguilla AC.

1    67    Mark Walsh    SnrM    Leevale AC    0:16:01
2    100    Tim O'Connor    O40M    An Riocht AC    0:16:15
3    104    Donal White    O40M    An Riocht AC    0:16:26
14    66    Niamh Moore    SnrF    Leevale AC    0:18:50
17    102    Niamh O'Sullivan    O55F    An Riocht AC    0:19:08
21    92    Marie McCarthy    O40F    FFMV AC    0:19:30

The full results are now available on the Gneeveguilla AC website.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Notice : Kilsheelan 10 mile road race in Tipperary - Sun 10th March 2019

This 10 mile road race organised in association with Clonmel AC is coming up on Sunday the 10th of March 2019.

The race HQ is in the village of Kilsheelan which is located just east of Clonmel in South Tipperary.

The race HQ is at the local community centre pictured below. This is just off the road north from Kilsheelan.

Info from the organisers....
Date of Race: Sunday 10th March 2019
Race Length: 10 miles
Race starting time: 11am Kilsheelan village
Entry Fee: 20 euro plus online registration fee of €2.10
Entry Fee on the day will be €20.
Prize Money: €1,000
Numerous spot prizes based on preset finishing places.
All walkers welcome as 1 hour walking route included
All Race participants including walkers will receive a quality Free Reusable Coffee Mug
Refreshments afterwards
All runners will be chip timed by Premier Timing Systems.

Course.... There is a new 10 mile course for 2019 and some of the hills have been removed. The race starts to the north of Kilsheelan and takes in Ballypatrick around 2.5m and Kilmurry at about 5m.

The finish is on the N24 near Kilsheelan.

Profile.....The profile is shown below. There is one drag from about 2 to 3 miles but it's only an ascent of 80ft spread out over a mile.

Overall, it should be a pretty fast course.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Tipperary : Results of the Newcastle 5k race - Sun 20th Jan 2019

145 runners turned out for this 5k race in Newcastle, Tipperary on Sun 20th January 2019.

1     Paddy Cummins     Moycarkey Coolcroo  16:12     SM
2     Gareth McGlinchey     Dundrum AC  17:07     SM
3     Conor Ryan     Clonmel AC 17:17     SM
19     Kealey Tideswell     Clonmel AC  20:05     SF
20     Suzanne Shine     Clonmel AC 20:51     SF
21     Anne Marie Halpin     Clonmel AC  20:53     SF

Full results

Photos of the Munster Senior and Masters Indoor Track Championships - 10th Feb 2019

Some photos of the Munster indoor championships in Nenagh on the 10th of Feb 2019...

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Waterford : Results of the Anne Valley 5 mile Challenge - Sat 9th Feb 2019

 There were 301 finishers in this years Anne Valley 5 mile Challenge in Dunhill, Co.Waterford on Sa 9th Feb 2019. That's slightly on the 325 of last year.

1 Murphy     Noel     2040     27:40 5:32/M     Open     Waterford ac   
2 Hearne     Eoin     1995     29:08 5:49/M     Open     Ferrybank ac   
3 Quinlan     Tony     1948     29:17 5:51/M     Open     Waterford AC
19 Murphy     Sinead     1914     32:52 6:34/M     Open    
24 Hutchinson     Mollie     1862     33:11 6:38/M     Open     Ferrybank AC   
30 Tideswell     Kealey     2092     33:46 6:45/M     Open   


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Notice : Kilmacthomas 4 mile in Co Waterford - Sun 17th Feb 2019


From West Waterford AC.... The 16th Annual Kilmacthomas 4 mile. This is race number 4  in the Michael Roche Carpets series. Entries will be taken at the community hall Kilmacthomas at the top of the town with the entry fee being 8 Euro pre reg on link below or 10 euro on race day. Shower facilities will also be available in this hall after the event for both men and women. Presentation of prizes will take place in te Community hall where refreshments will be available to all.

Online entries

Monday, February 4, 2019

Results & Photos of the John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile road race - Sun 3rd Feb 2019

Over 2,400 runners turned out for this years John Treacy 10 mile road race in Dungarvan with huge numbers from Cork taking part.

This is a breakdown of the top clubs with more than 20 members finishing...

Top 10 men and women...

1 Kevin MAUNSELL    Clonmel A.C.    MS    3135    49:36
2 David FLYNN    Clonliffe Harriers    MS    3125    49:53
3 Tomas FITZPATRICK    Tallaght A.C.    MS    3122    50:02
4 Cillian O'LEARY    Raheny Shamrocks A.C.    MS    3121    50:06
5 Conor DUFFY    Glaslough Harriers    MS    600    50:28
6 Sean HEHIR    Rathfarnham WSAF A.C.    MS    776    51:04
7 David MANSFIELD    Clonmel A.C.    MS    604    51:22
8 Chris MINTERN    Leevale A.C.    MS    3134    52:46
9 Kevin O'BRIEN    East Cork A.C.    MS    2619    52:55
10 Colin MERRITT    M45    3132    53:01
44 Grace LYNCH    Iveragh A.C.    FS    9768    58:00
59 Laura O'SHAUGHNESSY    D.S.D.    FS    3123    58:56
91 Siobhan O'DOHERTY    Borrisokane    FS    1444    1:00:18
117 Sinèad LAMBE    Donore Harriers    FS    2270    1:01:30
122 Fiona SANTRY    East Cork A.C.    FS    1960    1:01:37
157 Adele WALSH    St Senans A.C.    F40    1142    1:02:57
159 Rhona HAYDEN    FS    746    1:02:59
174 Angela MCCANN    Clonmel A.C.    F45    601    1:03:54
191 Katie HICKSON    Cork Triathlon Club    F40    1456    1:04:18
197 Ann GEARY    Midleton A.C.    F40    319    1:04:23

Photos... (updated Tues 5th Feb @9:04am)
1) There will be 9 albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page
...a) Start
...b) Near 1 mile mark
...c) Near 3 mile mark
...d) Finish line - First place to about 1h 09m 45s
...e) Finish line - roughly 1h 09m 45s to 1h 18m 30s
...f) Finish line - roughly 1h 18m 30s to 1h 26m 00s
...g) Finish line - roughly 1h 26m 30s to 1h 33m 30s
...h) Finish line - roughly 1h 33m 30s to 1h 42m 30s
...i) Finish line - roughly 1h 42m 30s to 2h 03m 30s

2) Small gallery of groups from Mick Dooley

3) DC Images has a gallery of 417 photos

4) John Troy has over 500 photos here

5) West Waterford AC have a gazillion photos here 

6) Anthony Foley has about 900 here

Great video from Anthony Foley giving an aerial view of the start of the 2019 Dungarvan 10 mile road race...

Donation of €5000 to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland from the proceeds of the 2019 John Treacy  10 mile road race in Dungarvan.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Clare : Results of the Run the Banner New Year, New You 5k - Sat 19th Jan 2019

This was the first race in the Run the Banner series and attracted a field of 264 runners, up from the 185 in 2018.


Even though the entry fee was €15 for a 5k, it didn't seem to have any impact on the numbers taking part.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Notice : Castleisland 10 mile race & 5k run in Co Kerry - Sun 14th Apr 2019

The annual 10 mile road race & 5km run in Castleisland, Co.Kerry is coming up on Sunday the 14th of April 2019.

Entries >> You can enter online HERE

The 10 mile race costs €25 while the 5k race costs €11.50. 

Please note that the 10 mile race starts at 11am with the 5k race starting 20 minutes later at 11:20am.

Considering its location, it is sure to attract a lot of runners from Kerry, west Limerick and the general west Munster region. Castleisland is only a short distance from Killarney and Tralee and the race should be of particular interest to runners there.

This race is organised by An Ríocht Athletic Club, one of the major clubs in the county.

You can enter and find a lot more info on the race website...

It's worth mentioning also that money raised from the road race will be used for maintenance of the outdoor track in Castleisland. It is the ONLY 400 metre track in Kerry and is used by athletes from clubs in Kerry and west Limerick. If children are going to be involved in the sport then they need access to proper local facilities like this. Perhaps for that reason alone, this race is worth supporting.

Previews....A preview of the new 10 mile course is up on the race website. The 5 km course is HERE

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sonic the Hedgehog completes 100 marathons and raises 40,000 Euro for charity

If you have done any of the marathons in Cork and Dublin over the last few years, you may have noticed someone running in a 'Sonic the Hedgehog' outfit.

That was none other than Neilie Hall of Ballynonty AC in Tipperary who was raising funds for the South Tipperary Hospice Movement. Over the last few years, he has raised over 40,000 Euro!

Neilie also recently completed his 100th marathon and was the first Tipperary man to do so.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Notice : Valentines 5k in Killarney, Kerry - Sat 9th Feb 2019

Gneeveguilla AC are organising a 5k race in the Killarney Demense on Saturday the 9th of February 2019.

The race HQ is at the Old Monastery on Port Road.

Entry fee for adults is €10 and €5 for students.

Prizes for all finishers – medals

Special Prize for Senior, Junior & Master Men & Ladies. First five men & women. First & second in each categories O35, O40, O45………… to O70. Under 19, Under 16, Under 14 & Under 12

Prize giving and refreshments after the race in the Old Monastery.

An overall prize will be given for those who participate in our 3 Spring races:- Killarney on the 9th Feb, Rathmore East to Rathmore West 4K March 9th at 11:30 and Jack O’Keeffe Boherbue to Kiskeam 4 Mile on Easter Monday 22nd April at 1 p.m.
Prizes for all finishers – medals

Special Prize for Senior, Junior & Master Men & Ladies. First five men & women. First & second in each categories O35, O40, O45………… to O70. Under 19, Under 16, Under 14 & Under 12

Prize giving and refreshments after the race in the Old Monastery.

More details on the Gneeveguilla AC website.