Monday, October 17, 2016

Clare...Results & photos of the Bernie Meaney Memorial 5k in Kilmurry McMahon - Sun 16th Oct 2016

The annual Bernie Meaney 5k road race was held in Kilmurry McMahon on Sunday the 16th of October 2016 and attracted a modest field of 58 runners.

1    0:15:06    MARK HANRAHAN,     Leevale AC    M 
2    0:16:06    RORY CHESSER,     Ennis Track AC    M
3    0:16:14    DAMIAN LANDERS,     Ennis Track AC    M
6    0:17:14    LAURA CROWE,     Riocht AC    F 
19    0:20:33    CLAIRE MADIGAN,     St Johns AC    F
20    0:20:39    VERONICA COLLERAN,     Ennis Track AC    F O/45 

The full results can be seen below...

1) St.Marys AC have some photos HERE and HERE 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Waterford...Results of the South East Run for Life 10 mile race - Sun 9th Oct 2016

The South East Run for a Life 10 mile road race was held in Waterford City on Sunday the 9th of October 2016. A total of 601 people took part in the race which is a large number for a race in  Waterford. It was however down on previous years which is pretty much in line with a lot of other races in Munster.

10 Miles

1     O'SHEA     ALAN  52:53     52:53     5:17/M     Open    
2     QUINLAN     FRANK    55:58     5:36/M     Open    
3     STEPHENS     WILLIAM     57:19     5:44/M     Open    
11     MALONE     SYLVIA     1:03:29     6:21/M     Open    
24     O' DONOVAN     ELAINE     1:07:44  6:46/M     Open     ST. JOSEPHS A.C.   
28     NOLAN     KATE    1:08:26    6:51/M     Open    

1) John Power Photography has small galleries HERE and HERE and HERE

Full results below...

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Kerry...Results of the Valentia Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 8th Oct 2016

Another event in Kerry with a huge drop in numbers. While the annual Valentia Half-Marathon & 10k showed some sign of recovery in 2015, the total numbers were down a whopping 58% in 2016. In the 10k race, just 26 runners took part and the weather conditions were almost perfect.

2     John Scannell (754)     00:47:49     All Ages  (1)     Male  (1)
3     Cathal Curtin (712)     00:48:56     All Ages  (2)     Male  (2)
4     Sean Murphy (734)     00:51:34     All Ages  (3)     Male  (3)
1     Mary O'Shea (749)     00:46:39     All Ages  (1)     Female  (1)
7     Caoimhe O Shea (739)     00:56:30     All Ages  (2)     Female  (2)
11     Fiona Roberts (751)     00:59:28     All Ages  (3)     Female  (3)

1     Damien Foley (790)     01:18:43     O40  (1)     Male  (1)
2     Michael Houlihan (787)     01:19:19     Senior  (1)     Male  (2)
3     Padraig Sheehan (755)     01:19:46     Senior  (2)     Male  (3)
14     Brigid Houlihan (786)     01:40:03     Senior  (1)     Female  (1)
18     Miriam Lyne (728)     01:42:32     Senior  (2)     Female  (2)
19     Geraldine Breen (704)     01:44:51     O40  (1)     Female  (3)

Full results below....

Kerry...Results & photos of the Killarney Womens mini-marathon - Sat 8th Oct 2016

There was a big drop in numbers for the Killarney Women's mini-marathon this year as can be seen from the chart above. The drop in total numbers was around 38% with the 10k alone dropping by almost 50%. No doubt many opted for the charity 5k run on the runway of Kerry airport instead on Friday evening.

1    Kerry EAGAR    00:24:15    5445    Junior (1)
2    EilIn LOIBHEAD    00:25:24    5497    O 50 (1)
3    Shannon QUILL    00:25:34    5567    Junior (2)

1    Deirdre HARRINGTON    00:44:22    1157    O 40 (1)
2    Geraldine O SULLIVAN    00:44:23    1278    O 55 (1)
3    Tina WALSH    00:44:59    1311    O 40 (2)

The full results are up on the MyRunResults website.

1) The organisers have a large gallery HERE

Friday, October 7, 2016

Notice...Pre-Christmas Clonmel 4k Series - Every Wed 26th Oct to 30th Nov 2016

Clonmel AC are organising a series of 4 km races every Wednesday evening from the 26th of October to the 30th of November 2016.

Some notes from Clonmel AC....It's that time of the year again... our Clonmel AC Pre-Christmas 4k series of races starts on 26th October 2016 at 7pm outside Brother Of Charity car park on the road behind the cemetery. just €4 per night, suitable for all levels of fitness, always good fun....

For further enquiries please contact Niall at 086 1660888.

Also go to

Preview...Directions, preview, maps, etc of the course can be seen HERE

Limerick...Results of the UL Rowing Club 5k - Thurs 29th Sept & 6th Oct 2016

The results for the third and fourth 5k races in the UL Rowing Club series on Thursday 29th Sept & 6th of Oct 2016 can be seen below...

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Waterford...Results & photos of the Open Cross Country in Dungarvan - Sun 2nd Oct 2016

The annual Open Cross-Country organised by West Waterford AC was held in Dungarvan on Sunday the 2nd of October 2016.

1st Kevin Maunsell - Clonmel AC 24.18
2nd Barry Keane - Waterford AC 24.36
3rd Andrew Connick - Ferrybank AC 24.50
O40 Mark Rowe - West Waterford AC 27.17
O45 Michael O'Mahony - Waterford AC 29.35
O50 Denis McCarthy - East Cork AC 32.39
O55 Ken Higgs - Eagle AC 37.46
Jnr Shane O'Riordan - West Waterford AC

The full men's results are HERE

1st Adele Walsh - St. Senans AC 14.06
2nd Sylvia Malone - Waterford AC 14.31
3rd Tanya Cox - Dooneen AC 14.53
O 35 Laura Flavin - West Waterford AC 16.54
O 45 Claudia Lane Mary - Waterford AC 15.58
O 50 Onra Power - West Waterford AC 18.54

The full women's results are HERE

1) West Waterford AC have 177 photos on Facebook HERE
 and on their website HERE

Adele Walsh...1st woman

Kevin Maunsell...1st man

Tipperary...Results of the Rock Run 5k in Cashel - Thurs 29th Sept 2016

203 adults and children turned out for this 5k run in Cashel.

1 Stuart Moloney (1st Adult Male) 16:00.0
2 John Fitzgibbon (2nd Adult Male) 16:31.7
3 Colm Bradshaw (3rd Adult Male) 17:38.0
7 Madeline Loughnane (1st Adult Female) 19:46.8
8 Ali O'Connor (2nd Adult Female) 20:44.5
12 Teresa O'Connor (3rd Adult Female) 22:12.2

Results below...

Notice...Dungarvan 10 mile road race in West Waterford - Sun 5th Feb 2017

Now as we head towards the end of 2016, it's time to look ahead to the Spring of 2017. This is the traditional season for 10 mile road races in Munster and the four big ones are Ballycotton, Dungarvan, Mallow and Cobh.

The first one up is the John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile road race on Sunday the 5th of February 2017. This is one of the best road races in Munster and it attracts runners from all over the country.

Please note there is an entry limit of 2,500 and it will almost certainly close in October. As of the 6th of October, it was at 1700 entries.

The entry fee is €25 and that includes a Nike dry-fit running top. It really is an excellent top and better than most you'd get in any race.

If you are interested in doing this race then I would strongly urge you to enter as soon as possible. While it doesn't sell out as fast as the Ballycotton 10 race, it does sell out earlier every year. Decide if you're doing it and enter.

Here are some details from the organising club West Waterford AC...Entries are now open for the 25th Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 which will be held on Sunday February 5th 2017. West Waterford Athletic Club have announced details of the event which has established itself as a must run race on the Irish road running calendar with participants from all four corners of the country and beyond participating. The race has grown year on year and is a pre entry race which will close when 2,500 entries is reached. (please note this race was full in a very short time last year).

The John Treacy Dungrvan 10 brings together the ideal race combination of fun runners, joggers, club athletes and top class internationals who compete over a fast flat 10 mile course around the historic town of Dungarvan ,we look forward to welcoming you to our town on February 5th 2017. Don't be disappointed as many were last year get your entry in soon.

All race details can be found at

ENTRIES >>> You can also enter here...

The full race flyer with entry form can be found HERE

Preview.....A full preview of the course with photos and directions can be seen HERE 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Notice...Kerry Airport 5k - Fri 7th Oct 2016

This new 5k is coming up on the runway of Kerry Airport on Friday the 7th of Oct 2016 at 8:30pm.

You can enter online until 11am on Friday...

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Notice...West Waterford AC Open Cross Country Event in Dungarvan - Sun 2nd Oct 2016

From West Waterford AC.......

The club’s annual Open Cross Country event at St. Augustine’s College has a starting time of 12 noon. The race is open to all and caters for all levels of runners from elite runners, club runners, fun runners and joggers. All are more than welcome to come along and have a run on the famed Friary course. The distances on the day will be 2 laps of the College grounds for the ladies which is 4km in total and the men’s event will see them cover 4 laps (8km).The usual prize categories apply.Please note the presentation of prizes will take place immediately after the race at the College grounds.


This Cross Country race once again this year incorporates the County Senior and Junior cross country championships for men and women.

Directions below.......

Tipperary...Results of the Tipperary Women's 10k mini-marathon in Thurles - Sun 25th Sept 2016

The annual Tipperary Women's 10k Mini Marathon was held in Thurles on Sunday the 25th of Sept 2016 and attracted and attracted a field of 599 runners and walkers. While 599 is a very good number for an event like this in Tipperary, the numbers are down on previous years as can be seen from the chart above.

This follows a trend for a lot of other events in Munster which show peaks around 2012-2013 and a gradual decline since.

These were the first 6 women home...

1 Aine Roche, Clonmel AC Cahir  39:43 565
2 Linda Grogan, Dundrum AC Cashel    40:07 222
3 Lisa Marie Healy Thurles    42:23 258
4 Rachel Clancy Limerick     42:55 61
5 Suzanne Shine Clonmel      42:57 624
6 Stephanie Johnson Lisronagh    43:33 284

First 6 women
1) Susan Parker Laste has a nice gallery HERE

The full results can be seen below...

Waterford...Results of the Vadrafjord 5 mile road race - Sun 25th Sept 2016

This 5 Mile Fun Run/Walk in aid of Waterford Hospice was held in Waterford City on Sunday the 25th of Sept 2016. A total of 191 people took part which is almost identical to the 193 of last year.

5 Mile Run
1 Quinlan Frank 196 26:31 26:30 5:18/M
2 Kirwan Martin 119 29:31 29:29 5:54/M
3 Grant Patrick 125 29:40 29:39 5:56/M
11 O Donovan Elaine 42 33:13 33:09 6:38/M  ST JOSEPHS
15 Molloy Mary 168 33:58 33:54 6:47/M
20 Quinan Janet 99 34:56 34:50 6:59/M 

1) David Murphy has a gallery HERE

The full results can be seen below...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kerry...Results of the Killarney 10 mile road race - Sat 24th Sept 2016

The annual Killarney 10 mile road race was held on Saturday the 24th of September 2016 and attracted a field of 241 runners. Considering that there was a Yellow weather warning in force for heavy rain, the numbers are pretty good as many will have decided at the last moment to give it a skip. Last year, they got 237 finishers on a nice sunny day so the potential is there for this event to grow in numbers.

1.Phillip Harty (#86) West Waterford AC 53:51
2.Sean O'Sullivan (#194) An Riocht AC 59:13
3.Tony Harty (#87) Killarney Valley AC 59:33

1. Deirdre Nagle Eagle AC 1:08:43
2. Alison Kirwan Star of the Laune AC 1:10:43
3. Caitriona Barry Farranfore Maine Valley AC 1:11:04

Deirdre Nagle of Eagle AC...1st woman

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE and HERE

The full results can be seen below...

Kerry...Results & photos of the Kerry 24 Hour, 12 hour & 6 hour Endurance Race - Sat 24th Sept 2016

This 24 hour, 12 hour and 6 hour endurance running event was held in Tralee on Saturday the 24th of Sept 2016. This was the first year of this particular event and the only 24 hour race in the country outside of the 24 hour Irish Championships which are held in Belfast every year.

While it was originally scheduled to be held at the track in Castleisland, it was subsequently moved to a local park in Tralee.

In total, there were 63 participants spread out over the three events... 41 in the 24 hour, 14 in the 12 hour and 10 in the 6 hour. Ten runners managed to break the 100 mile barrier in the 24 hour.

Some of the background to the event can be found HERE

As Ultra events go, 63 is a pretty big number so the initial year has to be considered a big success. If you are interested in doing it in 2017, keep an eye on the Run the Kingdom website

1) The Galway Cow Facebook page has 7 galleries... #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7

Full results below.....

Tipperary...Results of the Moyne AC Autumn 5k - Sun 18th Sept 2016

108 runners turned out for this 5k race in Moyne on Sunday the 18th of September 2016.

1    13    John Treacy    Thurles Crokes    16.26
2    81    Gareth McGlinchey    Dundrum AC    16.53
3    39    Shane Scully    Nenagh Olympic AC    17.06
10    65    Linda Grogan    Dundrum AC    19.02
13    43    Lorraine Healy    Moyne AC    19.24
19    93    Ciara Cummins    Nenagh Olympic AC    20.12

Report on Maybe AC website

1) Billy Loughnane has a gallery HERE

Full results below....

Clare...Results of the Moyasta National School 5k fun run - Tues 27th Sept 2016

The Moyasta National School 5k fun run was held on Tues 27th Sept 2016 with 112 finishers.

1    0:19:13    JOHN CAHILL,     St Johns AC    M
2    0:19:26    JAMES FLANAGAN, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    
3    0:21:08    BARRY COLEMAN,  West Clare Tri Club    M
7    0:24:40    CATRIONA MEEHAN,     Killimer    F
9    0:25:41    KATE ROCHE,     Moyasta    Junior ladies 
16  0:26:22  EMMA FENNELL,     Moyasta    Junior ladies 

The full results can be seen below...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tipperary...Results of the Loop de Loop Half-Marathon, Marathon & Ultra - Sat17th Sept 2016

There was a good turnout for 142 runners for this years Loop de Loop event in the Glen of Aherlow on Saturday the 17th of Sept 2016.

There were 13 in the 39.3 mile ultra, 34 in the 26.2 mile marathon and 95 in the 13.1 mile half-marathon. Weather conditions were nice and sunny.

1) The Munster Mountain Running Association have a number of galleries... Album 1 ... Album 2 ... Album 3 ... Album 4 ...

Glen of Aherlow Loop de Loop results below...

Limerick...Results of the UL Rowing Club 5k - Thurs 15th & 22nd Sept 2016

The results for the first two 5k races in the UL Rowing Club series on Thursday 15th & 22nd of Sept 2016 can be seen below...

Tipperary...Results of the Kilsheelan 10k road race - Sun 11th Sept 2016

The Kilsheelan 10k road race was held on Sunday the 11th of September 2016 and there were 109 finishers. In the 5k, there were 18 runners and walkers.

1    William Stephens    Coolquill        34:23    SM    93
2    Jimmy Boland    Clonmel AC        35:17    SM    92
3    Gareth Mc Glinchey    Dundrum        35:45    SM    74
23    Keeley Tideswell    Clonmel AC        43:35    SW    101
30    Angela Walsh    Clonmel AC        44:29    SW    14
31    Stephanie Johnson             44:31    W40    85

Results below...