Friday, July 31, 2009

Waterford...Results of the Ballymacarbry 5 mile road race - Fri 31st July

The results of this 5 mile race in Waterford are now available at this tempory link.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Races in Munster...Friday 31st of July 2009

This coming weekend, there are no less than 4 races on offer....4 of them on Friday evening, the 31st of July and 1 on the Sunday.

Friday 31st of July...
Cork........The Kinsale Regatta 5 Mile road race starts at 8pm. More details on the Running in Cork website.

Clare....There is a 4 mile race in Kildysart which is in the south of the county, a few kms south of Ennis on the R473 road. More details below...
Kildysart Festival and the 4th Annual Dermot Power Memorial 4mile open road race and 4 mile fun walk organised by Kilmurry Ibrickane/ North Clare Athletic Club will take place around the streets of Kildysart, Co. Clare on Friday 31st July 2009 starting at 7. 00pm with the walk and the road race at 7 . 30pm.

1ST. 6 SENIOR MEN1ST. 3 MEN O/35 & O/401ST. 3 MEN O/45 & O/501st Man O/55 & O/60 1ST. 3 Junior Men

(ENTRY FEE : FUN Walk €5. 00 Euro)

Waterford........There is a 5 mile road race in Ballymacarbry which is on the R671 road from Dungarvan/Cappoquin to Clonmel.
Details below...
14th Annual Dooceys Bar Ballymacarbry 5 Race number 9 in Ger Wyley/Nike summer seriesRoad and Forest Path circuit,race starts at 7.30 pm. Entries taken at the community centre in the village. Entry fee is €8. Showers and changing facilities available in the centre. Refreshments and prizegiving in Doocey's Bar over the road.

Kerry.........There is a 4 mile race in Kilgobnet, Beaufort at 7pm (.......although it might be 8pm!). Kilgobnet is a few kms south of the N72 road between Killarney and Killorglin.

Sunday 2nd August....
Kerry...There is a 10k fun run in Kerry. Details below...
THE KENMARE INCA TRAIL Charity 10km Fun Run / Walkin aid of Focus Ireland Sunday 2nd August - 1.30pm
The Kenmare Inca Trail - Charity 10K Fun Run/Walk - is being organised by 'The Kenmare Incas' in a major fundraiser for Focus Ireland. The 10km Fun Run is the team's main fundraiser for the Four Peaks Challenge. The trail will start from Shelbourne Street on Sunday 2nd August at 1.30pm, and takes you over the Suspension Bridge, heading for the Sheen Falls, Ashgrove and back into town. The entry fee is €15, with a reduction for kids, and registration takes place from 12 noon on the day. Pre-registrations are also being accepted. This fun event is open to people of all ages and abilities and guarantees an exciting afternoon out. For more information or to register nowcontact Ann 087 6248554 / Laura 087 4178255

Monday, July 27, 2009

Tipperary...Results of the Ballynonty 10 Mile Road Race - Sun 26th July 2009

There was a small turnout of just 66 runners for this 10 mile road race in Ballynonty, Tipperary on Sunday, the 26th of July. Despite the heavy shower of rain before the start, the race itself was held in mostly sunny and dry conditions with a strong breeze making itself felt in the 2nd half of the course.

1st Man....Sergio Ciabonu of Clonliffe Harriers
1st Woman...Madeline Loughnane of Thurles Crokes AC

The full results can be found HERE.

There is a gallery of photographs HERE.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tipperary...Preview of the Ballynonty 10 Mile Road Race - Sun 26th July 2009

This 10 mile road race takes place in the village of Ballynonty in South Tipperary at 1pm on Sunday, the 26th of July. Ballynonty is located between the villages of Killenaule and New Birmingham, just to the South East of the 'Horse&Jockey' and Littleton on the N8 Cork to Dublin road.

In terms of 10 mile road races, this one is probably one of the smallest in Munster. The field is usually pretty fact, last year they only got 73 runners. It seems a pity as there are loads of short 5k/4m/5m races on the race calendar but the 10 milers are relatively scarce. The thing about the short races is that they are all about go out relatively hard and hang on. You can't do that with a 10 miler. It's a combination of speed and stamina which makes it a good challenge. If you are interested in this unique race, you might consider it on Sunday.
There is a flyer for the race HERE.

Kilkenny...Results of the Piltown 10k - Fri 17th July 2009

The full results of this race are available HERE.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Races in Munster this weekend....Fri 17th - Sun 19th July

There are no less than 4 races in 3 counties on offer this weekend in Munster.

Friday 17th....
Cork.......The main race is the Donoughmore 7 mile which is about 15 miles to the North-West of Cork City. As well as Cork runners, this might be of interest to anyone in Kerry or Limerick as well. More details on the Running in Cork website.

Kilkenny....Morris Oil Piltown 10k near Carrick On Suir, SE Tipperary. Details.........."All roads lead to Piltown this Friday, July 17th, for the third race in this year's Outfield Sports/Asics Three Counties Challenge- the Morris Oil 10km race. Prizes will be on offer for all the usual categories and, with a large field expected, competition should be intense. Registration will be from 6:00pm in the GAA Complex across the road from Kildalton College and the race will start inside the gates of the college at 7:30pm. The race will follow the same scenic route as last year with the finish on the college grounds."
There is a flyer for the series HERE.

Sunday 19th....
Cork.........There is a new 5km road race in Banteer, NW Cork starting at 3:30pm.

Kerry.....There is a 10km Charity Fun Run in Ballydavid near Dingle starting at 3pm. More details on this website.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Waterford...Results of the 'GSK' 5 Mile road race, Dungarvan - Fri 10th July 2009

Pictured is the cheque presentation after last Friday evenings GlaxoSmithKline 5 mile road race. The event raised 4.500 euro for the RNLI Dungarvan. Pictured l-r Dermot Dwyer GSK, Shay Young ( RNLI crew member Helvick), Dolores Walsh Hon. Treasurer RNLI Dungarvan fundraising branch, Denise Regan GSK, Mike Tylor GSK site director Dungarvan, Liam Harty Crew member Helvick, Joan Clancy Hon. press secretary, Alan Kelly RNLI crew member Helvick, Anne McCarthy Hon. Vice Chairperson RNLI fundraising committee, Michéal Callaghan GSK, Sarah Morrissey, Caragh Mc Carthy, Holly Byrne and Josephine Harty RNLI fundraising committee Dungarvan Branch.

The results of this race in Dungarvan are now available

Friday, July 10, 2009

Waterford...GSK 5 Mile road race, Dungarvan - Fri 10th July 2009

From the West Waterford AC website......
This coming Friday, July 10th sees the staging of the very popular 10th annual GSK 5 mile road race. The race itself which is open to all runners, fun runners and walkers begins at 8 pm with the walk starting at the slightly earlier time of 7.30 pm. This race always attracts a huge entry as a result of the fast flat course and the super organisation of the GSK crew that brings runners back year after year. A new feature of the race this year is the “chip timing” which was also used in some of the other summer series races. GSK are continuing to donate all proceeds from the race to a local charity and the lucky benefactors this year is the RNLI, a very worthy cause and we ask as many local runners and walkers to come along and take part in the race and to support the local branch of the RNLI. Entry fee for all participants is €10.
Prizes will be awarded to the first 5 men, 1st 3 men 0/40, 1st 3 men 0/45, 1st man 0/50, 1st man 0/55 and the 1st man 0/60. In the ladies section the prizes are equally as good with prizes being awarded to the 1st 5 ladies, and the first lady over 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55. There are also prizes for the first male and female junior athlete and the first wheelchair athlete. As well as these, a cash bonus is also on offer for breaking the course record. An additional €100 will be awarded to the male or female athlete to break the current records held for this course. The current male record is held by West Waterford’s Sandis Bralitis which he set last year with a time of 24.34. The previous record was set in 2001 by William Harty with a time of 24.45 and should conditions be ideal on the night perhaps Sandis will have a go at breaking his own record. The ladies record is held by Sinead Cummins of St. Josephs who ran a super 29.20 in 2004 which has yet to be equalled or broken and the current high standard in female athletics at the moment may see the course broken this year. A quality T-shirt will be presented to all participants with numerous spot prizes to be raffled among all non prize winners for both walkers and runners. The organising committee at Glaxosmithkline are expecting a very large field and they remind us that all are invited to come along after the race to the presentation of prizes at Dungarvan Soccer Club pavilion (by kind permission) for teas and sandwiches. Please note also that parking is limited and if you have to bring your car parking will be provided at the industrial estate at the back of the Crystal centre with access from the roundabout at the Fire station.
Race: GSK 5 miles
Venue: Dungarvan Crystal Centre
Entry Fee: €10

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Limerick...Results of the Dromcollogher 4 Mile Road Race - 7th July 2009

This race in south Limerick attracted just 52 entrants. Here are the category results........

Dromcollogher Festival Race Tuesday, 07 July 2009 11:26
Women: 1. Lorretto Duggan; 2. Deirdre Mc Cartan, 28.33; 3. Maura Heffernon, Liscaroll, 28.57. O/40 Janet Costelloe; O/45 Christina Organ; O/50 Bernie Kelly.Junior Winner: Becky Hand, 35.37
Men: 1 Jerry Ryan; 2. Dermot Kearns, WLAC, 21.33; 3. Shane Simcox, 22.27. O/40 Mike Cunningham, Bilboa, 24.48; O/45 John O Shea, WLAC; O/50 Donncha Brosnan, Broadford, 26.17; O/55 Joe Aherne, Bilboa; O/60 Patrick O Brien, Charleville.Winning Junior: Michael Brosnan(6th overall) 24.45.
Wheelchair Category: Gerry Forde.
The full results can be found HERE.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Limerick...Dromcollogher 4 Mile Road Race - Mon 6th July 2009

This race is on Monday evening, the 6th of July at 7:45 pm. I got the following information from Dave Lyons of Mallow AC..........
"The Annual Dromcollogher 4 Mile Road Race is on Monday 6th July 2009; starting time @ 7.45pm. The race forms part of the local week long village carnival festival.The course is a 4 mile loop, starting outside the GAA pitch on Newcastlewest road. Course runs towards Newcastlewest straight flat first mile and half, taking first turn on left, relatively flat (slight climb) next mile and half, turning left again towards Dromcollogher village with slight climb towards finish line. Please find following link for race route Registration in Dromcollogher GAA clubhouse and if memory serves me, the registration fee is €8 and all finishers receive a t-shirt. Again if memory serves me, I think they got around 40 runners last year."

Tipperary...Results of the Champion Kiely 5k - Fri 3rd July 2009

'Mr. Binman' Champion Kiely...........5k
A record entry of 208 runners gathered in the village of Ballyneale for the second race in this year's Outfield Sports/ Asics Three Counties Challenge. This race honours the Ballyneale-born Olympian, Tom Kiely, who won the gold medal for the Decathlon at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis. The fast, flat course yielded many PB's, among them the race winner, Tony Fogarty (Thurles Crokes). A very close second was Dwayne Farrell (Tinryland AC) while David Ryan took third prize. The ladies' race was won by Madeline Loughnane (Thurles Crokes) in 17:46 with Corina Walsh (West Waterford) second in 18:00 and Angela McCann (Clonmel) third in 18:28 . This very popular series will next move to county Kilkenny for the Morris Oil Piltown 10k on Friday, July 17th. The race begins in Kildalton College, Piltown at 7:30pm.

Category Results......
MEN ; 1. Tony Fogarty(Thurles Crokes) 15:29
2. Dwayne Farrell (Tinryland AC) 15:34
3. David Ryan 15:49
4.Mick Kehoe (Tinryland AC) 16:19
5. John Behan (KCK) 16:32
6. Denis Shanahan (Thurles Crokes) 16:33
O/40 ; 1. Ted Flanelly (Slaney Olympic) 16:24 2. Eric Meade (East Cork AC) 16:41
O/45 ; Pat Heffernan (Fethard) 16:37
O/50 ; Tommy Payne (Tinryland AC) 16:29
O/55 ; Joe Gough ( West Waterford) 17:31
O/60 ; Joe Grinsell (Clonmel AC) 22:12
Junior; Vincent Molumpy (Thurles Crokes) 16:46
Team ; Dundrum AC ( Donal Keane 16:39, John Shanahan 17:11, Martin Keane 18:10)
LADIES ; 1. Madeline Loughnane (Thurles Crokes) 17:46
2. Corina Walsh (West Waterford) 18:00
3. Angela McCann (Conmel AC) 18:28
4. Keely Tideswell (Clonmel AC) 18:39
5. Laura Behan (KCK) 18:44
6. Aine Roche (Clonmel AC) 19:09
O/35 ; 1. Diane Behan (Waterford AC) 19:40 , 2. Bridget Coffey (West Waterford) 22:50
O/40 ; Denise Compton (Dundrum) 20:02O/45 ; Claire Fowler (Waterford AC) 21:11
O/50 ; Mags Power (Carrick AC) 23:42
O/55 ; Terri Gough (West Waterford) 29:39
Team ; Carrick AC ( Martina O' Dwyer 19:31, Orla Power 19:57, Jackie Power 21:07)


Full soon as they appear, the link will be put here.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Kerry...Killarney 5k - Fri 3rd July 2009

There is a 5 km race in Killarney National Park this evening at 7pm.

You can register on the day for a fee of €10 or entry is free is you collect €20 sponsorship. This years nominated charity is the IHCPT cycle to Lourdes. KILLARNEY SUMMERFEST 5KM FUN RUNFriday July 3rd at 7pm Walk, skip or run this 5 Km route that will take you through the surrounds of Killarney National Park. All the family young and old are asked to come out and support local charities. By simply entering your sponsorship card and joining in the fun you will be in with a chance to win a selection of wonderful prizes. The run will start at the Killarney Plaza Hotel. Sponsorship Cards available from the Killarney Summerfest Office or email

First 5 Men over the line
First 5 Women over the line
First & Second Master Men o/40, o/45, o/50, o/55, o/60
First & Second Master Women o/35, o/40, o/45, o/50
First & Second Junior Men
First & Second Junior Women
First & Second Womens Team (3 to score)
First & Second Mens Team (4 to score)
First & Second Fit for Life Mens and Womens

Tipperary...Preview of the Ballyneale 5 km road race - Fri 3rd July

The Annual "Champion Kiely" Ballyneale 5 Km Roadrace takes place this Friday, 3rd July 2009 at 7:30pm. The Event, Race 2 of 4 in the Outfield Sports 3 Counties Challenge organised by Carrick on Suir A.C. , takes place on a flat ,fast course in the picturesque village of Ballyneale, 2 miles from Carrick on Suir, just off the Carrick-Kilkenny Road. Registration starts from 6:00 p.m.
Entry fee is €8.00, and if you run 3 out of the 4 races in the series you will receive a commemorative T-Shirt. Prizes for First 5 Men / Women, First Team and usual Age Categories. Please note Prize Giving and Refreshments will take place in the Carraig Hotel, Carrick on Suir after the race (due to the Village Hall being renovated).

Tipperary...Recent results from the Ballynonty Series

During the month of June, there was a series of small races in Ballynonty, Tipperary.

2nd June.......1 Mile........Results

9th June........2 Mile.......Results

16th June.......3 Mile........Results

23rd June.......4 Mile......Results