Monday, June 24, 2019

Notice: Dromcollogher Carnival 4 mile road race, Co.Limerick - Mon 1st July 2019

The annual Dromcollogher Carnival 4 mile road race is coming up on Monday evening, the 1st of July 2019 at 8pm...



As a race, it may not be as high profile as say those located closer to say Limerick or Cork City but it is an event with a lot of character and a long history. The race was originally started back in the time of the original running boom in the late 70's and early 80's by Christy Brosnan and Joe Quaid of North Cork AC. The original idea was for it to be part of the Dromcollogher Carnival which has been going since the 1940's and for the race to take place on Monday evening, a tradition that survives to this day.

In it's heyday, the race used to attract some of the top runners from all over Munster even though the prizes were always modest in comparison to other races at the time. On one occasion, Liam O'Brien from Cork won the race the day after winning the National 3000m steeplechase title! The triangle shaped course started and finished in the main square of the town much to the delight of the crowds. This did however mean that the race was in fact 'slightly' longer than the advertised 4 miles ;o)

One of the other unusual features of the race at the time was that the winner received a small porcelain figurine. One of the biggest employers at that time in the town was Irish Dresden, a German company which made high quality collectable porcelain items in the town which employed over 60 people, a huge number in what was and still is a rural area.

West Limerick AC are helping out with the organisation of the race and they are putting up a cup in memory of Christy Brosnan who unfortunately has now passed away. This replaces the old cup which was named after Marky O'Shea who used to run in the local races of the late 70's and early 80's barefoot, a long time before minimalist running and Vibram Five Fingers became all the rage ;o)

Getting there.....Dromcollogher is located to the west of Charleville near the Limerick - Cork border. If you are coming from say Limerick city then the easiest way is probably to head south towards Cork and turn off at Charleville and follow the directions for Newtownshandrum, Milford and Dromcollogher. If you are travelling north from Cork then turn off at Buttevant and go via Liscarroll.


As you enter the town from the east then you should see that the road forks into two where the central square is. Take the right here, drive a few hundred metres on what is a very straight road and you will pass the start line just opposite a service station. The GAA hall where the entries will be taken is just beyond this on the left.


Course Preview.......A full preview of the course with maps, directions, photos, etc can be seen HERE

Notice : Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 20th July 2019

One of the biggest races in Kerry is the annual Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k and it's coming up on Saturday the 20th of July 2019.

https://runkillarney.com/?utm_source=runninginmunster&utm_medium=bannerad


The half marathon starts at Moll's Gap at 8:00am and follows one of the most scenic roads in the country to the finish line at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney. Participants in the half marathon will be taken by bus from Killarney to the start line at Moll's Gap.

What makes this half-marathon unique is that the road is closed and this is the only time of the year that a race is held on this road. Normally, you can't run on this road as it's way too busy with traffic going from Killarney to Kenmare.

The race website is HERE

 

The 10k starts at 9:30am and finishes at the Gleneagle Hotel and takes in a loop inside the national park near Muckross House.



Entry for each race includes...Customised finisher medal...Dry fit T-shirt...Chip timing... Prizes... Massage at finish line... Hot tubs... Post-race party... Officially measured course

Note that the road from Molls Gap to Killarney will be closed to traffic and it's the only time of the year that you can run on this busy road.

The video clip below gives a feel for what the course looks like...


Monday, June 17, 2019

Notice: Coillte 10k road race, Dundrum, Tipperary - Wed 3rd July 2019

This popular 10k race in coming up in the village of Dundrum, Co.Tipperary on Wednesday the 3rd of July 2019. In terms of fast 10k courses, this must surely be one of the fastest in Munster if not the country.


Dundrum is a small village just 9 miles or so west of Cashel in the south of Tipperary...

Organised by Dundrum Athletic Club, this race is noted for being a flat fast course. As well of there being no hills, the course consists of multiple long straight sections rather than the more usual twists and turns. I've previewed many courses on this site but this one is really fast.


Entries......The entry fee is €15 on the night.

The map below shows where everything is. For spectators...note the points A, B and C. If you move between these points which are just over 100m apart you can see the athletes at approx. 0.25miles , 2.4miles, 3.2miles and again at 5.4miles.

Course Preview......The 10k course is essentially two laps of a 5k loop. A full preview of the course with maps, description, photos, etc can be seen HERE


Many races have different traditions. Some give out t-shirts, some mugs. In the case of the Coillte 10k, they give out a quality embroidered hand towel given to every finisher. and they have been doing this for over 20 years. Even on years where they had run out of towels on the night, they hand delivered them to these people in the following weeks.


The Tim Crowe Trophy is presented on the night to the first Tipperary Athlete in honour of his 24 national titles won in the early 1900s, who was from the village of Dundrum.

Useful links...
Updates on club Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DundrumAthleticClub

and on the club Twitter page https://twitter.com/DundrumAC



Course Record Holders
Senior Men Daniel Gidumbanda Tanzania 1997 29:45,
O/40 Men Gerard Mullane Limerick 1996 32:41,
O/45 Men Tony Reidy Portlaoise 2017 33:45
O/50 Men Paul Moran Rathfarnham AC 2016 34:12,
O/55 Men Michael Hassett Killenaule 2015 35:15,
O/60 Men James Sullivan Tipperary Town 2017 39:55,
Junior Men 5k Darren Dunne Nenagh Olympic 2016 15:12,
Senior Women Rosemary Ryan Bilboa 2003 34:28,
O/35 Women Angela Mc Cann Clonmel 2008 39:08,
O/40 Women Mary Sheehan Grange 2003 39:24,
O/45 Women Siobhan McHugh Clonmel 2017 42:34,
O/50 Women Rita Kierce St. Marys Clare 2012 42:29,
Junior Women 5k Louise Stack Portloaise AC 2016 19:05,

Wheelchair Jerry Ford Blarney 2003 42:38.


5 Fastest Times

Male
29:45 Daniel Gidumbanda  Tanzania 1997
30:51 Pat Bryne Tinryland 2002
30:58 Tom Carey Limerick A.C. 2006
31:21 Tommy Evans Gowran 2009
31:22 Seamus Power Kilmurray Ibrickane 2010

Female
34:28 Rosemary Ryan Bilboa 2003
34:43 Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane 2010
34:54 Rosemary Ryan Bilboa 2011
35:07 Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane 2012
35:14 Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane 2014

List of Previous WinnersList of Previous Winners
1986 John O'Halloran Tipp Town, Kathleen Maher Ballytrasna,
1987 John Fitzgerald Clonmel, Mary Lonergan Reenavana,
1988 Toddy Finn Raheny Shamrocks, Kay O'Sullivan Upperchurch,
1989 Bernard Feery Clonmel, Martina Dorney Thurles Crokes,
1990 Robert Costello Limerick, Kay O'Sullivan Upperchurch,
1991 Michael Hassett Thurles Crokes, Mary Sheehan East Cork,
1992 Robert Costello Limerick, Mary Sheehan East Cork,
1993 Michael Hassett St. Catherines, Mary Sheehan East Cork,
1994 Michael Hassett St. Catherines, Gaile Culleton Thurles Crokes,
1995 Michael Hassett St. Catherines, Marcella Moloney Tullamore Harriers,
1996 Michael Hassett St. Catherines, Siobhan McCormack Emerald A.C.,
1997 Daniel Gidumbanda Tanzania, Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy,
1998 Michae1 Hassett St. Catherines, Mary Sheehan East Cork,
1999 Colm Burke St. Abbans, Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy,
2000 William Harty K.C.K., Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy,
2001 Robert Wade Waterford A.C., Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy,
2002 Pat Byrne Tinryland, Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy,
2003 Tom Carey Limerick A.C., Rosemary Ryan Bilboa,
2004 Mick Kelly Gowran A.C., Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane,
2005 Sandis Bralitis Ballynonty A.C., Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane,
2006 Tom Carey Limerick A.C., Rosemary Ryan Bilboa,
2007 Dermot Kearns West Limerick, Madeline Dorney Thurles Crokes,
2008 Jason Fahey Olympic Harriers, Rosemary Ryan Bilboa,
2009 Tommy Evans Gowran, Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane,
2010 Seamus Power Kilmurray Ibrickane, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane,
2011 Kenneth Rogers St John’s, Rosemary Ryan Bilboa,
2012 Michael Shannon Kilnaboy, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane,
2013 Chris Bracken Thurles Crokes, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.
2014 Kevin Moore Dundrum, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.
2015 Stephen Hunter St. Michaels, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.
2016 Declan Moore Bilboa AC, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.

2017 David Mansfield Clonliffe Harriers, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.
2018 Freddy Keron Sittuk Kenya, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.

Additional info from Dundrum AC...

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Clare : Results of the Summer Series 5k - Thurs 13th June 2019

RUN THE BANNER and Clare Athletics 5k Summer Series Race No.1 Lees Road, Ennis Co Clare Thursday 13 June 2019. 7:00 pm
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:16:58    MARTIN GREALISH,     Ennis Track AC    M    331    1
    2    0:17:20    RORY SEXTON,     Quin    M    9    2
    3    0:17:23    JOHN MOLONEY,     Ennis Track AC    M    320    3
    4    0:18:02    JOHN O GORMAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    49    4
    5    0:18:19    FERGAL WALSH,     Athenry AC    M    307    5
    6    0:18:24    DARA MULCONROY,     Tulla AC    M    32    6
    7    0:18:29    MICHAEL HEHIR,     South Galway AC    M    341    7
    8    0:18:38    BILLY MC KENNA,     Ennis Track AC    M    40    8
    9    0:18:42    SEAN MC NAMARA,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    41    9
    10    0:18:45    ROB DALY,     Kilkee    M    348    10
    11    0:18:45    AISLING KELLY,     St Johns AC    F    30    11
    12    0:18:53    JAMIE KELLY,     Ennis Track AC    M    336    12
    13    0:18:58    AARON KELLY,     St Marys AC    M    55    13
    14    0:18:59    DAVID CORRY,     St Marys AC    M    23    14
    15    0:19:05    ANN MARIE CONNELLAN,     Ennis Track AC    F    309    15
    16    0:19:10    PETER TONGE,     Ennis Track AC    M    322    16
    17    0:19:17    CLAIRE MADIGAN,     St Johns AC    F    323    17
    18    0:19:18    KEITH BUTLER,     Clare Crusaders    M    5    18
    19    0:19:24    JOHN KENNEDY,     Quin    M    38    19
    20    0:19:26    MARTIN CAREY,     Ennis Track AC    M    316    20

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Notice: East Cork Harbour Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 10th Aug 2019

This event up coming up on Saturday the 10th of August 2019...and there is a choice of a full 26.2 mile marathon, a 13.1 mile half-marathon and 10km race (6.2m).

https://eastcorkmarathon.com/


This is the fourth year of this event and based on the success of the first three years, it should get a good turnout again.

The entry link is https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/EastCorkHarbourMarathon2019


The race HQ is at Aghada GAA club which is near Rostellan on the Midleton-Whitegate road.


For more info on the three races and on how to enter...

Go to http://eastcorkmarathon.com/

From the organisers.... Since our inaugural event in 2016 we have set out to create the best possible running experience available to athletes in this country. Through a mixture of hard work and the dedication of a large voluntary team we have succeeded in firmly establishing ourselves on the annual racing calendar. We were recently honoured to be awarded ‘Best 10K race in Ireland 2018’ in the Running in Ireland Awards.

Thus far, we have held three sellout events and have raised over €24,500 for Marymount Hospice in addition to €38,000 for other local voluntary community initiatives.

The event is a true celebration of family and community in East Cork with over 300 volunteers of all ages helping on the day. Over 1000 athletes take part annually with a free BBQ and family fun day awaiting participants at the finish line.

One of the themes of this year's event is "Go Green With ECHM". It is an environmental awareness campaign whereby we are placing a strong emphasis on recycling, reducing waste and introducing renewable energy solutions with electric cars leading out the athletes. We are also hoping to introduce non-plastic solutions to hydrate the athletes as seen in the recent London Marathon (https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/26/business/london-marathon-seaweed-water-bottles/index.html). This is proving to be a very popular initiative with our other partner sponsors and the athletes themselves with an unprecedented demand for entries this year.

We are busy planning for this year's event which will be held on Saturday 10th August 2019! We are depending on the generosity of our sponsors in order to build on the success of the event and to help us in achieving our goal of becoming the best running event in the country. To help us in this goal we are delighted to have Cork 96FM on board as our official media partners again this year.


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The map below shows the full marathon route. It starts near Rostellan Woods and between miles 3 and 8, it takes in a lovely stretch by East Ferry. After 10 miles, it's most out on quiet country roads with some nice coastal views from miles 14-22. For the last few miles, you are looking over the harbour.


The half-marathon route is on nice quiet country roads to the south-east of Aghada...

The 10k course is out and back...


Promo video...






Another video here... https://vimeo.com/284626013/c8aac62db6

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Tipperary : Results of the Tipperary Water 10k - Sun 12th May 2019

Tipperary Water 10K Race Results                      
                                   
Position     Name     Team Name     Gun Time   Division     Bib
1     David Mansfield     Clonmel AC         31:34    SM     23
2     Jimmy Boland     Clonmel AC         32:39  SM     257
3     Paddy Cummins     Moycarkey Coolcroo AC         33:07 SM     101
34     Ger Griffin     Kilkenny         40:29  F45     169
36     Aine Roche     Clonmel AC         40:33  F35     70
46     Ali O Connor     Clonmel AC         41:41   SF     215


https://www.premiertimingsystems.ie/2019-Race-Results/Tipperary-Water-10K-Race-Results

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Clare : Results of the Whitegate 10k & 5k - Mon 6th May 2019

Whitegate 10k & 5k Fun Run in Whitegate, Co Clare Monday 6 May 2019. 12:00 am

 Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:19:19    KIERAN MC LEARN,     Portumna    M 5k    427    1
    2    0:19:38    FINN MADDEN,     Whitegate    M U/18    402    2
    3    0:20:04    OISIN HAYES,     Derg AC    M U/18    332    3
    4    0:20:30    JOHN CLEARY,     Mountshannon    M 5k    477    4
    5    0:21:30    RAYMOND CAHILL,     Mountshannon    M 5k    309    5
    6    0:23:01    CONOR WHELAN,     Whitegate    M U/18    215    6
    7    0:23:14    MICHAEL HEFFERNAN,     Whitegate    M U/14    457    7
    8    0:24:01    JAKE GIBBONS,     Whitegate    M U/14    413    8
    9    0:24:02    CATHAL DOOLEY,     Mountshannon    M U/14    489    9
    10    0:24:03    HARRY BOGENBERGER,     Mountshannon    M U/14    435    10
    11    0:24:04    MARITA WHYTE,     Whitegate    F 5k    303    11
    12    0:25:03    JOHN HOGAN,     Whitegate    M 5k    304    12
    13    0:25:07    NICOLE RYAN,     Sparkly Unicorn Club    F 5k    322    13
    14    0:25:23    RONAN FITZMAURICE,     Bodyke    M U/14    225    14
    15    0:25:25    LANA MC DERMOTT,     Whitegate    F U/14    345    15
    16    0:25:31    MICHAEL NILAND,     kildare    M U/14    442    16
    17    0:25:34    SOPHIE NILAND,     kildare    F U/14    441    17
    18    0:25:35    LUCY PEARL,     Ballina    F U/14    382    18
    19    0:25:35    MARTIN PEARL,     Derg AC    M 5k    381    19
    20    0:25:43    MICHAEL KELLY,     Whitegate    M U/14    411    20

Results & Photos of the Great Limerick Run Marathon & Half-Marathon - Sun 5th May 2019

The main event in Munster over the Bank Holiday weekend was the Great Limerick Run with thousands taking part in the marathon, half-marathon and 6 mile races.


There were 776 finishers in the marathon this year which is up 7% on last year.

The results of the top 10 men are shown below. The prizes for the first three men and women was €1000, €750 and €500 respectively.

The organisers also gave performance bonuses to Irish athletes for breaking certain times. Sergiu Ciobanu got an additional €1,000 for breaking 2:21 while Peter Mooney got an extra €100 for breaking 2:30.

The performance bonuses for women were awarded at sub 2:50 times. The first woman home was just under 3 hours.

1218 Sergiu Ciobanu Male 1 M35+  1 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 02:20:26
516 Peter Mooney     Male 2 M35+   2 02:29:54
970 Christopher Murphy Male 3  M35+ 3 LEEVALE A.C.     02:37:25
607 Joey Feery     Male     4  MOPEN 1 CLONMEL A.C.  02:40:59
1296 Andy Finan Male     5 M35+     4 SLIGO A.C. 02:41:14
752 Philip Niland Male     6 M35+     5 CELBRIDGE A.C. 02:46:18
754 Rory Mooney Male     7 M35+     6 02:46:52
735 Scott Mc Cann Male 8     M35+ 7 02:47:44
1223 Kevin Ward Male     9 M45+     1 LONGFORD A.C. 02:47:55
577 Rob O Brien Male 10 M35+     8 CELBRIDGE A.C. 02:48:35
540 Elaine Walsh Female 1 F35+     1 GALWAY CITY HARRIERS A.C. 02:59:56 42
536 Neasa De Burca     Female     2 F35+     2 GALWAY CITY HARRIERS A.C. 03:00:24 44
517 Joan Flynn     Female     3     F35+ 3     MULLINGAR HARRIERS A.C. 03:02:18 46

897 Jan Corcoran     Female     4 F35+     4 LE CHEILE A.C. 03:04:47 58
582 Kate O Malley     Female     5 FOPEN 1  03:05:51 62
520 Grace Kennedy     Female     6 FOPEN 2     DONORE HARRIERS  03:06:18
1389 Kaitlyn Kiernan Bartolone     Female     7 FOPEN     3  03:06:23
568 Lisa Hughes     Female     8 F45+     1     LE CHEILE A.C.  03:13:54
1348 Danielle Dilworth     Female     9 FOPEN 4  03:24:29     117
599 Louise Mulhare     Female     10 FOPEN 5  03:25:17     124


Marathon results... https://www.tdleventservices.co.uk/event-results/events?event=3135

 In the half-marathon, there were 2185 finishers which is up over 10% on last year.


There were also several Cork runners in the top three...

3404 Peter Somba Male 1 M35+ 1  01:06:24 ... €600
2438 David Mansfield Male 2 MOPEN 1 CLONMEL A.C. 01:07:19 ... €300
3319 Alan O Brien Male     3 M35+     2 EAGLE A.C. 01:08:55 ... €150
2716 Siobhan O Doherty    Female  Borrisokane AC 1 FOPEN 1 01:18:39 ... €600
3507 Claire Mc Carthy Female 2 F35+ 1 LEEVALE A.C.01:20:50 ... €300
2255 Sorcha Kearney Female 3 F35+ 2 ST. FINBARRS A.C. 01:23:18 .. €150


Half-Marathon results... https://www.tdleventservices.co.uk/event-results/events?event=3136

There were 5427 finishers in the 6 mile race which is up almost 29% on last year.



Results... https://www.tdleventservices.co.uk/event-results/events?event=3137

Photos...
1) Ilovelimerick has three albums... album 1... album 2 ... album 3

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Tipperary : Results of the BK5k in Dundrum - Wed 1st May 2019



There was a big turnout for 426 runners for this years Brendan Kinane 5k road race in Dundrum near Cashel. The winner of the men's race was Sean Doyle (#86) of North Cork AC who set a new course record of 14m 53s.

1     Sean Doyle     North Cork AC     14:53     SM     86
2     Paddy Cummins     Coolcroo AC     15:51     SM     152
3     Gareth McGlinchey     Dundrum Ac     16:16     SM     14
15     Siobhan O Doherty     Borrisokane AC     17:23     SF     100
21     Dymphna Ryan     Dundrum AC     17:49     SF     60
46     Kealey Tideswell     Clonmel AC     18:59     F35     231


Results

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Tipperary : Results of the Clonmel 6k race - Wed 24th Apr 2019

The 4th and final race in the Clonmel AC 6k series was held on Wednesday the 24th of April 2019.

Morrison BMW Cahir 6K Race 4 Results

Position Name Team Name Actual Time Bib
1 David Mansfield Individual 19:13 292
2 Jimmy Boland Individual 19:25 284
3 Nigel O Flaherty The Lucky Dip 22:25 81
4 Ian Purcell IP Physical Therapy E 22:57 205
5 Dermot Logue IP Physical Therapy E 23:01 202
6 Brian Carroll The Lucky Dip 23:06 82
7 Aaron O Donnell The Speed Merchants 23:09 219
8 Angela Mc Cann Individual 23:12 289
9 Patrick Roche James Sullivan Running Technique 23:33 70
10 Nikil Jacobs STGH3 23:58 223
11 Eamonn Faller STGH 3 23:58 191
12 John Shanahan The Speed Merchants 24:01 216
13 Bernard Durand The Emigrants Rest 24:03 120
14 John Walsh Niall McCarthy Car Sales 24:13 277
15 Andrew Downey IP Physical Therapy D 24:26 118
16 Mickey Power Boston Scientifc A 24:37 142
17 Barry Horgan O Reilly Pharmacy 24:39 93
18 Kevin Tobin Under Train & Over Confident 24:42 166
19 Tommy Dunphy Mixed Bag 2 24:55 37
20 Ali O Connor O Reilly Pharmacy 25:10 91
21 Sean McCarthy Niall McCarthy Car Sales 25:17 275
22 Jason Walsh JASAT 25:18 14
23 Dick O Gorman O Gorman's Bakery 25:23 96
24 Suzanne Shine In it to Win it 25:31 210
25 Brendan Walshe Where is the finish 25:41 10
26 Darragh McIntyre MSD Ramblers 25:54 170

Notice: The Brendan Kinane 5k, Dundrum, Tipperary - Wed 1st May 2019

Following the sudden death of club member Brendan Kinane in Dec 2015, the members of Dundrum AC in Tipperary organised a 5km road race in his honour in May 2015, after the success of the race it has been decided to run the event again for the last 2 years. The last couple of years the club raised enough funds to buy a defibrillator for the parish.

The race starts at 8pm on Wednesday the 1st of May 2019.



Everyone is always well looked after in Dundrum with arrays of buns and treats to be savoured post-race, this is more than just a race. Again this year Ballydoyle Racing have come on board as the main sponsor.

Online entries... https://bk5k.itsyourrace.com/register/

In terms of 5k courses, this is one of the fastest in Tipperary and Munster.

The current course record of 15:12 (Coillte 5k for juniors) is held by Darren Dunne. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 1st in the Over Categories for both Males and Females. The entry fee on the night is €10 and there is chip timing by Premier Timing.

The village of Dundrum is located about 9 miles to the NW of Cashel.


Course Preview.......You can find a full preview of the course with maps and photos HERE

More info... This popular (CHIP-TIMED) race takes place on Wednesday 1st of May at 8pm. Dundrum AC honours one of its finest members, Brendan Kinane, who died suddenly in 2015. The course for this event is very flat and ideal for recording a PB! This event caters for all levels of abilities and last year it had over 500 entrants.

There are over €1,000 in prizes available on the night and 3 x €20 CASH SPOT PRIZES for athletes that enter on-line (On-line entries close on 28/04/19)

This is an event for all of the family - crawl / walk / jog / run

Register on-line to beat the queues - click and collect, get faster results and be in with a chance to win one of 3 x €20 CASH SPOT PRIZES for all athletes that register on-line!!

This chip-timed race has grown in popularity since it commenced in 2015. Up to 500 participants have competed in this high-class family friendly event in the beautiful and picturesque village of Dundrum.

Dundrum Athletic Club and its members are well known for their professionalism and fantastic hospitality when hosting events.

Pre-event there will be parking, changing and toilet facilities available to all participants.

Post-race we would like to invite everyone back to The Race HQ for refreshments and some of the finest cooking and baking provided by Dundrum Athletic Club and its Members! We will have the presentation of all of our category winners also.

The Race
The Race itself is a great spectacle for all involved. Pre-race there will be a great atmosphere with music and a fantastic first kilometre through the village both for athlete and spectator. The race is well marshaled throughout with stewards, pace car and Kilometre markers. Mid-race we have our resident DJ pumping out some motivational tunes for the athletes. There is an excellent viewing opportunity at the junction of Mill & Green Road. The final kilometre is brilliant with a time clock telling you what your pace is. There will also be 800m and 400m markers to tell you when you can make the final PUSH! The finish line in the village is atmospheric with music and supporters cheering everyone along!

Small water bottles will be available for all finishers.

Prize Fund
Over €1,000 in prizes!

3 x €20 CASH SPOT PRIZES for athletes that enter on-line (On-line entries close on 28/04/19)

Prizes in the following categories;

Men: Senior 1st, 2nd & 3rd, M O/40, M O/45, M O/50, M O/55 M O/60.
Women: Senior 1st, 2nd & 3rd, W O/35, W O/40, W O/45, W O/50 W O/55.
Junior Man & Junior Woman

Wheelchair

Entry
€10

Race Headquarters
DUNDRUM BOY SCOUTS HALL, DUNDRUM, CO. TIPPERARY, E34 EY28

Car Parking
At Race Headquarters.
Registration & Race No. Pick Up.
Race HQ. Register Online, be in with a chance to win one of 3 €20 cash spot prizes. Click and collect your bib number, avoid the queues. On-line registration helps with faster results for all.
Timing & Finish Line Services
Gun and Chip Start/ Finish timing services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Premier Timing Systems. Water bottles.

Contact
dundrumathleticsclub@gmail.com
Facebook: Dundrum Athletic Club

From Dundrum AC....The race is in memory of a great club mate of ours and athlete that is fondly remembered by everyone for many clubs throughout Tipperary.

The following words are from our Chairman John Moore shortly after Brendan’s passing.
On Wednesday 16th December 2015 the sudden death of Brendan Kinane stunned everyone that knew him. I first met Brendan in 2006 after he had returned from Japan where he had spent over a decade working in the Horse racing scene.



I remember seeing him at our annual summer road race in Dundrum which he was taking part in. Word had it that this lightly built lad was training with some of his Ballydoyle colleagues in Clonmel. Not long after he had joined our athletic club in Dundrum.

Brendan brought great enthusiasm to the club and quickly immersed himself in all club activities. His responsible work in the world famous Ballydoyle racehorse training facility where one wrong move could cost millions of euros meant he was meticulous in whatever he did.


He quickly immersed himself in the training sessions with the club. He took one of our younger athletes the then sixteen year old Kevin Moore under his wing and they had many training sessions together. He organised training sessions with his great friend Michael Ryan along the roads around Cashel for the club athletes based in that area. His outgoing personality meant he built up a great relationship with athletes from all clubs.


Road running was his favourite discipline and he took great pride especially this year when he beat some established performers in the over fifty category. But above all Brendan's great legacy in the few short years we new him was what he contributed to the club. His work in laying out cross country and road race courses for competition when the club hosted races was a huge help to the club. He was also available whenever asked to assist at our twice weekly juvenile training sessions. He was the driving force along with Michael Ryan to honour the people with a presentation who kept the clubs annual summer road race going every year for the past thirty years last July. He took on the role of club PRO and only filed his last report on the County Senior and Junior Cross Country on the eve of his death.

His popularity was there to be seen at the removal of his remains to Knockavilla Church and burial the following day in Ardmayle Cemetery where his work colleagues from the horse racing family, athletic community, neighbours and friends were in attendance. The funeral cortege was met with a guard of honour on arrival to Knockavilla church organised by Dundrum Athletic Club and joined by other athletic clubs from the county,the local Knockavilla Kickams GAA club and the Dundrum Badminton Club where Brendan was also a member.


Sincere sympathy from Dundrum Athletic Club and all other athletic clubs in the County also from Tipperary Athletics County Board to Brendan's wife Ruth daughter Ava mother Rose sister Ann her husband John and the extended Kinane and Stapleton families. Thanks for the memories Brendan may you rest in peace.
J.M.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Michal Rejmer 5 mile in Limerick cancelled - Fri 26th Apr 2019

From the organiers...The Michal Rejmer Run committee have made the decision to postpone tonight's 5 mile run on the ground of the current weather warning. Winds of 70km/h are predicted between 6PM and midnight, and we feel that this is just too dangerous to go ahead with the event. We will postpone the race until a future date, to be announced shortly.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Clare: Results of the Ring of Cree 5k - Sun 21st April 2019

5k Ring of Cree in Memory of John Cooney & Pat Considine and in Aid of Milford Hospice & Regina House Pallative Care Unit Cree, Co Clare Sunday 21 April 2019. 1:00 pm

Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:18:04    SEOIRSE COMERFORD,     Doonbeg    M    123    1
    2    0:18:30    ALAN CONSIDINE,     Cree/Cooraclare    M    493    2
    3    0:18:56    KEVIN SHALLOO,     Kilrush    M    783    3
    4    0:19:04    RONAN DONNELLAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    708    4
    5    0:19:16    JAMES FLANAGAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    718    5
    6    0:19:22    GEAROID KING,     Galway    M    9    6
    7    0:20:02    DAVID MARRINAN,     Cooraclare    M    806    7
    8    0:20:13    AIDAN O CONNELL,     Cooraclare    M    808    8
    9    0:20:43    MICHEAL KELLY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    713    9
    10    0:20:51    DAVID CORRY,     St Marys AC    M    704    10
    11    0:21:06    BARRY O CONNELL,     Cooraclare    M    804    11
    12    0:21:08    AIDAN CONSIDINE,     Cree/Cooraclare    M    353    12
    13    0:21:23    SEAN BROWNE,     Cree/Cooraclare    M    484    13
    14    0:21:28    EDEL FITZPATRICK,     Doonbeg    F    827    14
    15    0:21:53    BRIAN MC NAMARA,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    414    15
    16    0:21:56    DARRAGH TOWNSEND,     West Clare Sports & Fitness    M    401    16
    17    0:22:09    KIERAN BROWNE,     Kilmihil    M    463    17
    18    0:22:12    RORY LILLIS,     West Clare Sports & Fitness    M    23    18
    19    0:22:14    SHANE LILLIS,     Cooraclare    M    22    19
    20    0:22:19    GARY DONNELLAN,     West Clare Sports & Fitness    M    430    20
    21    0:22:45    PHILIP NOLAN,     Cree/Cooraclare    M    136    21
    22    0:22:46    PATSY DOWNES,     Doonbeg    M    854    22
    23    0:22:48    MARGARET Falsey,     Cree/Cooraclare    F    437    23
    24    0:23:00    GEORGE COMERFORD,     Cree/Cooraclare    M    126    24
    25    0:23:04    BRENDAN MOLONEY,     Spanish Point GC O. T.    M    68    25
    26    0:23:10    MONICIA LILLIS,     Cree/Cooraclare    F    128    26
    27    0:23:14    SHANE MC CARTHY,     St Marys AC    M    10    27
    28    0:23:16    KEITH MURPHY,     Cree/Cooraclare    M    59    28

Waterford: Results of the Easter Bunny 5 mile - Sun 21st Apr 2019

257 turned out for this 5 mile charity run in Waterford City.

1     Brian Murphy               27:20         27:20     M40     218
2     Trevor Power               28:25         28:25     SM     310
3     Warren Roche               28:43         28:43     SM     227
21     Aisling Ferguson               33:22         33:18     F40     214
30     Anna Duffin               34:47         34:42     JF     140
31     Kate Nolan               34:49         34:42     SF     153

Results

Notice : Tipperary Water 10k in Clonmel - Sun 12th May 2019


From Clonmel AC...Tipperary Water 10K Road Race – 12th May at 10.55am

This very popular fixture on the running calendar takes place on Sunday 12 th May at 10.50am. This year we are once again delighted to have Tipperary Water as our sponsors. This year’s event will have the same route as last year, which received great reviews, with the start at the carpark at the back of the Clonmel Arms Hotel on the Quay and the finish will be at the Sporting Press on the Davis Road. 



This new course is relatively flat and ideal for a PB over this Classic distance. The Race Headquarters is at Colaiste Cheitinn, the Mall and we will be taking entries there from 9 am onwards. 

The entry fee is 15 Euros and this year we have designed a special medallion for this event. 

For this event please note that there are Road Closures in place and we appreciate the cooperation of the public, especially in the Irishtown area. 

Last year’s race attracted a very impressive entry of 302 athletes, the winner was William Maunsell Clonmel AC in 31 mins 1 sec, 2 nd David Mansfield Clonmel AC in 31 mins 43 secs, 3 rd was William Stephens Coolquill AC in 32 mins 56 secs. 

The top three women were 1 st Grace Reilly of Portlaoise AC in 39 mins 37 secs, great running. Then we had Aine Roche of Clonmel AC also running very well when finishing 2 nd in 41 mins 17 secs with her club mate Anne Marie Boland finishing 3 rd in 43 mins 7 secs. 

This year we have an extensive prize list to the value of 1500 Euros and they are as follows: 
1st 5 Senior Men, 1st 2 Men over 40, 45, 50 and 55, 1st Man over 60, 65 and 70, 1st 5 Senior Women, 1st 2 Women over 35, 40, 45, 50 and 1st Woman over 55, 60 and 65. 

We will also have Spot prizes for down the field finishers. 

As regards entries we would appreciate it very much if local participants can come early on Sunday morning and register and help ease the rush as we get closer to the Start time. This would help athletes who have travelled a distance to enter at their ease. 

This year’s race will be chip timed and results will be posted on www.premiertimingsystems.ie

For further inquiries place contact Niall at 0861660888. 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Kerry : Results of the Valentia Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 20th Apr 2019

The numbers for this half-marathon and 10k were on the low side with just 80 in the half and 48 in the 10k.

 Half marathon
1     40-44     Michael Morgan (#957)     01:13:47
2     40-44     Dave MORGAN (#956)     01:18:41
3     40-44     Damien FOLEY (#984)     01:18:52
1     Senior     Caoimhe COSTIGAN (#888)     01:35:40
2     Senior     Jennifer LYNCH (#945)     01:43:11
3     Senior     Kate TWOHIG (#971)     01:44:19


Results... https://www.sportsplits.com/races/15449/events/1/

10k...
1     Senior     Paul O'NEILL (#831)     00:39:51
2     40-44     Brendan MCCARTHY (#823)     00:42:42
3     Senior     Tom HEALY (#814)     00:43:13
1     Senior     Lauren PERISH (#836)     00:42:14
2     Senior     Dawn LYNCH (#817)     00:46:38
3     Senior     Sarah PLUNKETT (#837)     00:48:33


Results... https://www.sportsplits.com/races/15449/events/2/

Tipperary: Results of the Clonmel 6k race - Wed 17th April 2019

There was another big turn out for the 3rd race in the series with 187 runners taking part.

1 Jimmy Boland Individual 19:44
2 Colm McCarthy The Regular Blues 22:38
4 Ian Purcell IP Physical Therapy E 23:01
3 Dympna Ryan Where is the finish 22:49
9 Kealey Tideswell STGH 2 23:51
22 Suzanne Shine In it to Win it 25:06


Results

From Clonmel AC... The Morrison BMW 6k road race took place in ideal conditions last night. It was the 3rd race of the series and once again attracted a very good entry as precious points were down for winning on the final night of the 3-race league as there was plenty to run for in all four Divisions. 

There were 46 teams entered and except for one team all the other teams were in with a chance of success, brilliant competition. 

The Club would again like to thank Gary Morrison and Morrison BMW Cahir for sponsoring this year’s series. 

Last night’s race was won by Jimmy Boland in 19 mins 44 secs, 2nd Colm McCarthy (The Regular Blues) in 22 mins 38 secs and 3rd man was Ian Purcell (IP Physical Therapy Team E) in 23 mins 1 sec. 

The top three women were Dympna Ryan (Where is the Finish) in 22 mins 49 secs, 2nd was Kealey Tideswell (STGH 2) in 23 mins 51 secs and 3rd was Suzanne Shine (In it to Win It) in 25 mins 6 secs. 

The Club would like to thank all the team Captains for all their help in making this series of race a brilliant success. The Club would also like to thank Tipperary ETB for the use of Colaiste Cheitinn as race Headquarters and to Tess Kiely for all her help, the Loreto Convent for the use of their facilities as the finish, the Gardai and the Civil Defence. We would also like to acknowledge the help of all our stewards and officials throughout the series, very much appreciated.

Limerick : Results of the Michal Rejmer 5 mile - Fri 19th April 2019

There were 89 finishers in this 5 mile race in Limerick, down 14% on the same race last year.

1 Eoghan Beary     Dooneen AC 26:52     SM     458
2 Joseph Donworth     Frome AC 27:25     SM     404
3 Dermot Kearns     Dooneen AC 28:32     M40     485
9 Siobhan Greensmyth     Borrisokane AC 29:45     SF     293
19 Sinead McDermott     Dooneen AC 33:17     SF     466
23 Noreen O Sullivan     34:13     F40     456


Results

Monday, April 15, 2019

Tipperary : Results of the Killea 10 mile & 5k - Sun 14th Apr 2019

The numbers for this years Killea 10 mile road race in Co Tipperary attracted a modest field of 95 runners.

There were 73 in the 5k.

10 mile top 3
1 John Fitzgibbon     Thurles Crokes         54:55         54:55     Male     880
2 Paddy Cummins     Moycarkey Coolcroo         55:48         55:47     Male     930
3 Tom Lupton     Portlaoise AC         56:37         56:37     Male     938
16 Angela McCann     Clonmel AC       1:04:45       1:04:44     Female     964
17 Linda Grogan     Dundrum       1:04:47       1:04:46     Female     924
19 Madeline Loughnane     Thurles Crokes       1:06:04       1:06:03     Female     891


10 mile results

5k results

Clare : Results of the Kilnaboy 10 mile road race - Sun 14th Apr 2019


After a dramatic drop in 2018, the numbers were up slightly this year for the Kilnaboy 10 mile road race in Co Clare with 205 taking part.

1 600 Rory Chesser Male MS1 Ennis Track 00:54:33
2 601 David Richardson Male MS2 South Galway AC 00:58:44
3 625 Brian Murphy Male MS3 Ennis Track 00:58:52
2 2145 Anne Marie Connellan Female F45 1 Ennis Track 01:06:20
29 141 Selenia Nolan Culligan Female F45 2 Ennis Track 01:07:51
43 135 Maeve Flannery Female F35 1 Derg AC 01:12:07


Results