Thursday, December 31, 2015

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 4 mile road race - Sat 26th Dec 2015

Despite the wet weather, an impressive 414 runners turned out for the annual 4 mile road race in Clonmel on St.Stephen's Day.

1    MAHER BRIAN        19:03    KCH    SM
2    MAUNSELL KEVIN        19:04    CLONMEL A C     SM
17    ODOHERTY SIOBHAN        22:14    BORRISOKANE    SW
35    ANNAN CLAIRE        23:31    CLONMEL A C    SW
50    FORRISAL SALLY        24:32    ST JOSEPHS    SW

The full results can be seen HERE

Photos from Paul Condon Photography HERE

Report from Clonmel AC.......
Brian Maher wins Classic MSD Be Well 4 mile race
The MSD Be Well 4 mile Classic took place on St Stephen’s Day in good running conditions, mild, no wind and light rain to keep the body cool throughout the route. The route had to be changed due to a funeral.  There was a fantastic entry of 414 athletes and spectators were treated to some great performances. 

Right from the start a group of three made their intentions known and they were Kevin Maunsell of Clonmel AC, Sergio Ciobanu of Clonliffe Harriers AC, previous winner of this race in 2009 (19:10) and 2012 (19:17) and the eventual winner Brian Maher of Kilkenny City Harriers AC who also won this race in 2004 (19:31), 2006 (18:54) and 2007 (19:04), a talented group. Kevin set the pace after Silversprings Roundabout with the other two athletes in his slip stream. They stayed this way stride for stride all the way around the route and just after Hotel Minella with approx 400m to go Sergio was leading going into the final bend with the other two athletes in hot pursuit and each athlete giving it everything as they were hopping off the ground. In the final surge for the line Brian edged clear with Kevin 2nd and Sergio 3rd, brilliant performances and a fantastic spectacle to watch especially over the final 200m as they came over the crest of the final hill and brilliant to see three talented athletes giving it everything in the pursuit of victory. For the record Brian Maher won in 19 mins 3 secs with Kevin Maunsell 2nd in 19 mins 4 secs and Sergio Ciobanu 3rd in 19 mins 7 secs, brilliant performances all round. 

Then we had Patrick Lynch (KCK) winning the Junior Men’s race with a brilliant run when 4th overall in 19 mins 52 secs, a talent to keep an eye on. Brian McMahon (Clonliffe Harriers) was 4th Senior man in 20:12 while James Ledingham (West Waterford) was 5th Senior man in 20:19. The Maters Men awards were won by the following athletes:
1st 0/40 Nigel O Flaherty (Clonmel AC) 22:08, 2nd 0/40 Brian Long (Clonmel AC) 22:57, 1st 0/45 William O Dwyer (Dundrum AC) 22:17, 2nd 0/45 Dermot Hayes (Dundrum AC) 23:02, 1st 0/50 Tom Blackburn (Mooreabbey Milers AC) 22:18, 2nd 0/50 Denis Kelleher (Leevale AC) 24:09, Tommy Moloney (Thurles Crokes AC) who won the first running of this event in 1988 in 19 mins 16 secs showed he can still mix it with the best when winning the over 55 award in 25:14, 1st 0/60 Tommy Cahill (Clonmel AC) 26:18, 1st 0/65 Eamonn Crowley (Clonmel AC) 32:33, 1st 0/70 Myles McHugh (Clonmel AC) 34:09 and Zach Anderson (Clonmel) was 2nd Junior in 23:05. 

Competition was also very good in the Women’s race and here we had Siobhan O Doherty (Borrioskane AC) running a brilliant race when winning in 22 mins 14 secs and Siobhan has been a great supporter of this race over the years as she won it on a number of occasions like in 2006 (23 mins), 2008(22:56), 2011 (22:55), 2013 (21:50) and last year in 22 mins 17 secs. Claire Annan (Clonmel AC) was 2nd in 23 mins 31 secs with Sally Forrestal (St Joseph’s) 3rd in 24:32, Aine Roche Clonmel AC) 4th in 25:06 and Anne Marie Boland (Clonmel AC) 5th in 25:54. The various Master Women’s Awards were won by the following athletes:1st 0/35 Dymphna Ryan (Dundrum AC) 27:03, 2nd 0/35 Tracy Culleton (Ballynonty AC) 27:20, 1st 0/40 Siobhan McHugh (Clonmel AC) 27:17, 2nd 0/40 Michelle Doherty (Cahir Meet and Train) 29:30, 1st 0/45 Anna Byrne (Clonmel AC) 27:41, 2nd 0/45 Sheila Perry (Clonmel AC) 28:08,1st 0/50 Julie Tideswell (Clonmel AC) 30:29,1st 0/55 Olive Heffernan (Cahir) 35:47 and 1st 0/60 Hazel Stapleton (Clonmel) 40:34. The Junior Women’s award was won by Lucy O Donnell (Clonmel) in 31:12 with Michelle McMeel (Clonmel Boxing Club) 2nd in 34:14. 

This year’s event was a brilliant success and the Club would like to thank MSD for sponsoring the event, the Gardai and the Civil Defence for all their help and the Vocational School for the use of their fine facilities for our Race Headquarters. The Club would also like to thank our many volunteers who helped with the entries, post race refreshments, marking the course, marshalling the route and the water stations as well as organising the Start and Finish areas and the Spot prizes, your help ensured the success of the event. 

At the Presentation of Prizes the Club honoured 12 athletes who competed in the first promotion of this event in 1988 and who are still enjoying their running and many of them ran the route again this year. The athletes were Tommy Moloney (Thurles Crokes AC), Bernard Feery (Fethard AC), Jim Fleming and John Foley (West Waterford),Liam Fleming, Tom Halley as well as the Clonmel AC members Tommy Cahill, Ned O Brien, Eamonn Crowley, Pierce Purcell, John Laste and Myles McHugh.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Clare...Results of the Christmas Cracker 5k, Ennis - Sun 27th Dec 2015

87 turned out for this 5k race on Lees Road in Ennis on  Sunday 27 December 2015

1 16:01    PATRICK CASSIDY,     Glaslough Harriers AC    M
2 16:19    NIALL SHANAHAN,     Limerick    M
3 17:42    SCOTT WATSON,     Hyde Park Harriers    M
8 21:07    KAREN HARTIGAN,     Team Jason    F
11 22:16    SUZANNE SCANLON,     Ind.    F
12 22:18    KAROLINE O SULLIVAN ,     Sporstworld AC    F 

The full results can be seen HERE

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Waterford...Results of the Baldyman 8k Beach Race - Sun 27th Dec 2015

A total of 277 people turned out for this 8k race in Tramore, Co.Waterford. This was down just over 4% on the 2014 figure but up slightly on 2013.

1    JENNINGS    EMMET    31:17    6:17/M    Dundrum South AC
2    MURPHY    BRIAN    31:29    6:20/M    Carrick on suir
3    CUMMINS    DERMOT    32:20    6:30/M    West Waterford AC
24    MURRAY    ORNA    37:59    7:39/M    Murray AC
40    MALLEY    MARIA    39:27    7:58/M   
48    KIRWAN    AINE    40:36    8:10/M    Thomastown ac

The full results can be seen HERE

Clare...Results of the Miltown Malbay 5k run - Sat 26th Dec 2015

Just over 200 runners and walkers turned out for this 5k in Miltown Malbay.

1 15:24    SEAN HEHIR ,     Rathfarnham WSAF AC    M
2 17:09    THOMAS GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
3 18:14    JIMMY DOWNES,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
10 19:40    NOREEN MACKEY,     Drogheda And District A C    F
12 19:42    AISLING KELLY,     St Johns AC    F
15 20:19    RITA KIERSE,     St Marys AC    F 

The full results can be seen HERE

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Notice...Clonmel 4 mile road race - Sat 26th Dec 2015

From the organisers Clonmel AC...Preparations are going well for this year's race which once again takes place on St Stephen's Day at 12 noon. This year's event is sponsored by MSD and we are very grateful for such sponsorship. This race has grown in stature over the years and is now firmly fixed on everyone calendar over the festive season. This race over a good course caters for all levels of abilities and all ages.

This year's Prize list is as follows:

The winner of the race will receive 150 Euros. This year there will be Prizes for the following categories, Men: 1st 5 Men, 1st 2 0/40, 0/45, 0/50, 1st 0/55, 0/60, 0/65, 0/70 and 0/75 plus 1st 2 Junior Men. The list of Prizes for the Ladies is as follows: the 1st 5 Senior Ladies, 1st 2 0/35, 0/40, 0/45, 1st 0/50 0/55 and 0/60 plus 1st 2 Junior Ladies.

There will also be some great Spot Prizes for down the field finishers to be won, so come along and participate in a great Sporting event. This is an ideal event to raise funds for local charities.

There will also be Post Race Refreshments in the Vocational School. This year's event will be Chip timed by Premier Timing Systems.

Entries will be taken at the Vocational School, the Mall from 10 am onwards. We would ask all local participants to come early and enter as we are expecting over 500 to participate in this year's event. This year's race will start at the Loreto Convent and the athletes will proceed down to Sir Thomas's Bridge and back to Barlo Motors via the Waterford road. The entry Fee is 10 Euros.

Maps and directions HERE


Monday, December 21, 2015

Waterford...Results & Photos of the Old Parish 5 mile Turkey Trot - Sun 13th Dec 2015

The annual Old Parish 5 mile Turkey Trot was held on Sunday the 13th of December 2015 in Waterford. Organised in conjunction with West Waterford AC, the event attracted 145 runners.

1 HARTY Philip M 72 Senior West Waterford A.C. 00:25:56
2 ZAKIS Raivis M 71 Senior West Waterford A.C. 00:26:50
3 QUINLAN Frank M 106 O/40 Waterford A.C. 00:27:01
24 VEALE Kate F 132 Senior West Waterford A.C. 00:32:50
35 PRENDERGAST Sandra F 101 Senior West Waterford A.C. 00:34:48
39 RHATIGAN Tara F 73 Senior Sportsworld A.C. 00:35:08 

The full results can be seen HERE

1) There is a gallery of photos up on the West Waterford AC website HERE

From the organisers....  Old Parish 5 mile Turkey Trot


The 7th annual Old Parish Turkey Trot took place last Sunday morning. Conditions were ideal. The previous days rain and wind had given way to a fine mild morning. Sincere thanks go to all the crew who were out early in the morning checking the course and ensuring that it was safe for all the runners and especially to all the stewards who manned the course. A total of 150 runners and around 70 walkers took part which was testament to the hard work put in by the race committee & West Waterford Athletics Club.

The generosity of the runners, walkers and locals and the sponsorship acquired meant that €3510 was raised for CUAN HOUSE House Cancer Support Centre for West Waterford and East Cork in Youghal which is a worthy local charity that provides support to cancer suffers and their families. Everyone involved should be very pround to have raised such a huge amount for an important local charity.

Therese O'Connell spoke on behalf of Cuan House at the prize presentation and told us a little of that organisation and the great work they do. She also thanked everyone for supporting the event.
The organisers of the race sincerely thanked and acknowledged the support of all involved. The late Paddy Joe Curran who got this race underway 7 years ago would have been thrilled to see the support on the day. As a way of remembering Paddy Joe, who was our club president for years, his family donated a cup in his memory which is presented to the winner of this race every year.

The overall race winner and receipent of the Paddy Joe Curran Perpetual Cup was Philip Harty of West Waterford AC in an excellent 25.52 on what is the more difficult 5 mile races in the area. In second place was last years winner, Raivis Zakis, also of West Waterford AC in 26.55 with Frank Quinlan of Waterford AC 3rd in 27.03. Philip's mile splits show the up and down nature if the course. Mile 1 - 4.54, Mile 2 - 5.27, Mile 3 - 5.23, Mile 4 - 5.19 and Mile 5 4.47.

In the ladies victory went to the in form Kate Veale of West Waterford AC in 32.51. In 2nd was Sandra Prendergast also of West Waterford AC in 34.48. 3rd place went to Tara Rhatigan of Sportsworld, Terenure.

The race was a huge success thanks to the contribution to all involved.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Tipperary - Results of the TRYS Jingle Bells 5k...Sun 13th Dec 2015

It seems that just 33 people turned out for the Tipperary Regional Youth Service Jingle Bell Jog 5k on Sunday the 13th of December 2015. Maybe a case of just too many events on?

TRYS Jingle Bells 5K Results        
Position    Athlete's Name    Time    Division    Bib #
1    FITZGIBBON JOHN        18:04    SM    1590
2    DOOLEY JOHN        19:02    SM    1598
3    MURPHY MICHAEL        21:26    JM    1608
4    SHANAHAN BILL        21:29    JM    1606
5    BAK MARIUSZ        21:35    SM    1597
6    FITZGIBBON NUALA        21:39    JW    1603
7    O'GORMAN BREANA        22:18    JW    1604
8    FITZGIBBON ZOE        22:18    JW    1602

9    STOKES IOBHAR        23:41    JM    1587
10    FITZGERALD MARY        23:42    SW    1596
11    FOGARTY EMMET        24:30    JM    1595
12    FAMILY QUINN        25:21    Family    1609
13    HARROD ANN        25:42    SW    1607
14    ENGLISH LOUISE        25:45    SW    1593
15    COONEY PAUL        25:52    SM    1601
16    COOKE JEAN        26:37    SW    1581
17    FOGARTY DAVID        26:40    SM    1594
18    SHANAHAN LINDA        27:45    SW    1605
19    KENNEDY BRID        28:44    SW    1613
20    COOKE SARAH        28:45    SW    1611
21    WADE JOSEPHINE        31:48    SW    1591
22    NI ALLUIN ODHARNATITH        31:49    SW    1592
23    DEVANEY SHEILA        31:54    SW    1600
24    KINANE MARIE        32:17    JF    1586
25    STANLEY SANDRA        35:33    SW    1588
26    FAMILY KEATING        38:25    Family    1589
27    FAMILY MCCARTHY        43:56    Family    1599
28    GAYSON DANIELLE        48:53    JF    1583
29    PATTERSON KEALA        48:54    JF    1584
30    JACKMAN MARIAN        49:35    SW    1585
31    RYAN OLIVIA        49:36    SW    1582
32    COOKE MAY        49:46    SW    1612
33    FARRELL CORA        49:53    SW    1610

Kerry...Results of the Ger Daly Fundraiser 5k in Killarney - Sun 6th Dec 2015

This 5k race in Killarney was held on Sunday the 6th of December with the aim of raising funds for a proper racing wheelchair for Ger Daly, a regular at the local races. A total of 164 people took part and the race was based on people predicting their finish time and running without watches.

1 Tony Harty – 16.46
2. Simon Mangan -16.45
3. Tim Crowley – 17.27
1 . Brenda Lynch – 18.58
2. Siobhan Daly – 19.09
3. Kerry Eagar – 21.35

The full results with runners listed by time can be seen HERE

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Kerry...Results of the Run Rudolph Run 5k in Castleisland - Sun 13th Dec 2015

On a day where there were three separate Christmas themed 5k runs in Kerry at the same time, this one in Castleisland organised by An Ríocht AC attracted a field of 95 runners.

1 Tim O'Connor 16.04
2 Sean O'Sullivan 16.29
3 Patrick O'Connor 16.51
4 Carol Finn 19.20
7 Sharon Cahill 20.02
11 Mary O'Connor 21.03

The full results can be seen HERE

1) The Maine Valley Post have a few photos HERE

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tipperary...Results & Photos of the Birdhill Half-Marathon, 10k & 5k - Sun 6th Dec 2015

Despite the heavy rain and winds on the Saturday, there was a welcome lull in the weather on Sunday the 6th of December for this event. A total of 425 people took part...133 in the Half, 174 in the 10k and 118 in the 5k. Overall, the numbers are down about 22% on the 2014 figures when there was 112 in the half, 253 in the 10k, 177 in the 5k and 543 overall.

Madeiline Loughnane of Thurles Crokes AC...winner of the Half-Marathon

Place    Bib    Name    Gender    Cat    Race Time    Chip Time
1    368    Paul Fitzgerald    M    SEN    1:15:56    1:15:56
2    696    Mark Guerin    m    SEN    1:19:58    1:19:58
3    669    Dermot Kearns    m    o40    1:20:20    1:20:20
15    366    Madeline Loughnane    F    SEN    1:27:15    1:27:15
33    675    Deirdre Finn    f    o40    1:35:48    1:35:47
34    668    Loretto Duggan    f    o40    1:36:25    1:36:24

Place    Bib    Name    Grnder    Cat    Race Time
1    312    Damien Landers    M    SEN    0:32:58
2    542    Declan Moore    m    SEN    0:33:18
3    557    Bernard McCullagh    m    SEN    0:33:53
13    271    Ann MacPhail    F    O40    0:40:12
14    581    Catriona Farrell    f    SEN    0:40:18
25    564    Mary Gavin    f    O40    0:43:12

Place    Bib    Name    Gender    Race Time    Chip Time
1    433    Jack Curtin    m    0:17:56    0:17:56
2    219    Gary Madden    M    0:19:34    0:19:33
3    436    Tadhg O'Callaghan    m    0:19:45    0:19:43
10    467    Jean Mulcahy    f    0:21:50    0:21:48
13    466    Yvonne Casey    f    0:22:26    0:22:23
15    227    Lorraine Horan    F    0:23:03    0:23:02

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Amanda Lee has a nice gallery HERE

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tipperary...Results of the Fit4Life Templemore Christmas Cracker 5k - Sun 6th Dec 2015

109 turned out for this 5k organised by Fit4Life Templemore in Co.Tipperary.

1 William Hughes 16:09
2 Liam Shanahan 16:39
3 Gavin Lynch 16:42
26 Mary Fitzgerald 22:09
31 Kelly Cummins 22:50
32 Mary Ryan 22:55

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, December 11, 2015

Inaugural parkrun in Limerick cancelled...Sat 12th Dec 2015

CANCELLATION: Limerick parkrun
Unfortunately due to health and safety concerns with ongoing flooding on our parkrun route I have to cancel our parkrun on Saturday.
Even if the water subsides it will not drop sufficiently to clear the pathway and make it safe for runners / walkers.
I know this is disappointing for everyone but we have to consider the safety of all involved.
Please help share with your friends so we don't have people travelling unnecessarily. Stay tuned for further updates.
Deirdre O'Brien
Limerick parkrun Event Director

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Waterford Half-Marathon rescheduled to Sat 9th Jan 2016

Due to the storm on Saturday the 5th of December, the Waterford Half-Marathon has now been rescheduled to Saturday the 9th of January 2016.

Info from the organisers......Update on Rescheduled date, refunds, and new registrations. Participants who are already registered and can participate on January 9th:

You need only keep your race number and timing chip safe and turn up with them on the day.

Participants who are already registered but unable to participate on January 9th:

Waterford AC is happy to offer you a full refund. As the original date was a sell out and in an effort to try recoup some of the costs of postponing the event we would like to reopen the sale of the any refunded places. For this reason we are asking that all refund requests be completed by DECEMBER 19th. You can request a refund by completing the form at the following link: If possible we are also asking anybody unable to attend to post their race pack back to:
Kieran O’Mahony,
66 Williamstown Park,

New participants looking to sign up for January 9th:

As our original date on December 5th was a sell-out we must wait and see how many refunds are requested before offering additional places for January 9th. The closing date to apply for refunds is December 19th. Once all refund requests have been received, we will send registration invites to the people that placed their name on the waiting list. This will be handled on a first come first served basis by email on December 20th. Please note that adding your name to the waiting list does not guarantee you a place. To add your name to the waiting list please visit the following link and click join the waiting list:

Given the Christmas period and tight timeframes we will not be able to post race packs to new participants so we will arrange for collection on the morning of the event.

The race website is

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Notice...Run Rudolph Run 5k, Castleisland, Co.Kerry - Sun 13th Dec 2015

This Christmas 5 km race is coming up in Caslteisland, Co.Kerry on Sunday the 13th of December 2015 at 11am.

The event is organised by An Ríocht AC and registration is at their clubhouse at the track in Castleisland.

More info about the location of the track and the race route can be seen HERE

From the organisers.... Run Rudolph Run 5k
This year the Run Rudolph Run 5k will be held on Sunday December 13th and we are hoping it will be bigger and better than ever. This is going to be a fantastically Christmassy, family orientated, fun event not focusing on the competitive element at all. It’s €10 to enter and €5 for primary school children. Get the whole gang out to walk, jog or run their way round! Register at the clubhouse or online at

This year the Rudolph Run is the finale to 'Snowed In' at Riocht. All profits will go towards the resurfacing of our athletics track.

Snowed In @ An Riocht
In association with the Maine Valley Post

The Snowed In Experience
Friday December 11th and Saturday December 12th

Have a Christmas experience to remember at An Riocht this December as it is transformed into a winter wonderland on this one weekend.  The kids and kids at heart can come and meet Mrs. Clause, Santa and his elves as they prepare for their busiest night of the year.
Take in the atmosphere, hear some Christmas tales told by Mrs. Clause, watch the busy elves in their workshop and have a chat with the man himself as you are guided around in the magical tour.
There will also be a variety of Christmas Markets on show for adults to browse making it an extremely family friendly event.
This is not to be missed and early booking is advisable, you can book at the clubhouse or online at
Adults: Free
Toddlers (0-2): Free
Children 2+: €10

Membership Mega Deal: Thursday December 10th
Half Price membership saving you €200 on this one very special day only!! Signing up for this offer on December 10th will give you full membership for the whole of 2016. It’s a ridiculously good deal as membership works out at €3.80 per week. As well as this members can avail of:
•       Regular programme updates
•       Free Morning Classes Mon, Tue, Wed and Thursday at 10am and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7am
•       Reduced rates for all other classes and weight loss programmes: depending on what sessions you go for discounts range from 10% to 50%
•       You are a full track and leisure suite member for the 12 months also

It’s a great gift to give yourself or alternatively get it in gift voucher form as a Christmas present for someone special.

(You must be 16 or over to avail of this offer)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Clare...Results of the Eddie Murphy Memorial Half-Marathon, Marathon & Ultra...Sixmilebridge - Sun 15th Nov 2015

Just catching up on some recent results. The annual Eddie Murphy Memorial Marathon was held in Sixmilebridge, Co.Clare on Sunday the 15th of November and as always, there were a number of distances on offer.

Although numbers have to be limited due to the nature of the one mile course, there was no shortage of runners this year with about 39% more taking part this year.

This was the number of finishers in each event...
Half-marathon...48 finishers (29 in 2014).
Marathon...85 finishers (52 in 2014).
30 Mile... 23 finishers (26 in 2014).
52 Mile....11 finishers (13 in 2014).

A total of 32 people took part in the full marathon on the Saturday with 13 of those doing the marathon on Sunday as well.

The full results can be found HERE

If you are interested in doing a unique marathon then keep an eye out for this one next November.

Monday, November 23, 2015

An Ríocht AC finish 2nd at National Inter-Clubs Cross Country Championships

At the National Inter-Clubs Cross Country Championships in Santry last weekend, the womens team of An Ríocht AC from Castleisland in Kerry finished in the Silver medal position. This is a notable achievement for the club and represents this highest finish ever.

Front from left: Majella Diskin, Shona Heaslip and Niamh O’Sullivan. Back row: Sharon Cahill, Catherine O’Sullivan, Mary O’Connor, Laura Crowe and Denny McSweeney, An Riocht AC secretary.

Place Club Positions
1 Leevale A.C. (A) 2, 6, 21, 22 ... 51 pts
2 An Riocht A.C. (B) 7, 8, 39, 54 ... 108 pts
3 Dundrum South Dublin A.C. (A) 14, 17, 28, 53... 112 pts
4 Raheny Shamrock A.C. (A) 15, 34, 38, 59 ... 146 pts
5 North Down A.C. (B) 29, 33, 44, 67 ... 173 pts
6 Liffey Valley A.C. (A) 24, 35, 57, 69 ... 185 pts
7 Dublin City Harriers A.C. (A) ...30, 46, 52, 62 ... 190 pts
8 Tullamore Harriers A.C. (B) ...25, 48, 61, 65 ... 199 pts
9 Kilcoole A.C. (B) ... 1, 77, 78, 80 ... 236 pts

The four scoring members of the An Ríocht AC team were...Laura Crowe 7th, Shona Heaslip 8th, Niamh O'Sullivan 39th & Sharon Cahill 54th.

More about this on the An Ríocht AC website... and on the Maine Valley Post

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Kerry...Results of the Puck Warrioirs 5k & 10k in Killorglin - Sat 21st Nov 2015

The annual Puck Warriors 5k & 10k race in Killorglin was held on Saturday the 21st of November 2015. The numbers this year were way down with only 44 in the 10k and 21 in the 5k. You can see how this compares to previous years below.

As you can see, the peak was in 2013 and it has been on the way down since then. The drop this year has been pretty dramatic with the lowest number ever being recorded.

1. 74 Mr Tony Harty m 0:00:35.1
2. 97 Mr Damien Foley m 0:00:37.0
3. 82 Mr George McCarthy m 0:00:37.0
1. 85 Ms Siobhan Daly w 0:00:40.4
2. 94 Ms Alison Kirwan w 0:00:42.4
3. 63 Ms Mary O'Shea w 0:00:43.5

The full results can be seen HERE

As for why the big drop? One obvious reason was the entry fee. €20 for a 10k and €15 for a 5k is expensive, especially when there is a free 5k parkrun in Killarney. The quality of the results also leave a lot to be desired with times accurate only to the nearest 10 seconds. What time time did the winner do? 35:10? 35:19? For €20, it's not good enough. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Clare...Results of the Fergus AC 5k race in Lisseycasey - Sun 15th Nov 2015

A small crowd of 72 runners turned out for this 5k race in Lissycasey, Co.Clare.

1 16:43    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M
2 16:57    WILLIE DEVITT,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M
3 17:02    LARRY ARTHUR NOV,     Derg AC    M O/40
13 18:43    CUSHLA HEHIR,     Ennis Track AC    F
25 20:23    SELENIA CULLIGAN,     Fergus AC    F O/40
35 20:55    LAURA EGAN,     Kilmihil    F 

The full results can be seen HERE

1) There is a gallery of photos HERE

Friday, November 13, 2015

Notice...Waterford Half-Marathon - Sat 5th Dec 2015

The annual Waterford Half-Marathon is coming up on Saturday the 5th of December 2015. Last year, this race attracted over 1500 runners so it's hugely popular. The race is organised by Waterford Athletic Club and costs €25 to enter.

Famous WAC Hat
Goodie Bag including banana, water, chocolate milk/protein and more
AAI Permit Approved and fully insured
Post Race Refreshments (sample the Waterford Blaa)
Race pack posted every participant
Accurate Officially Measured Course
Friendly Atmosphere
Free Elite and Sub Elite Entry

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


Monday, November 9, 2015

Waterford...Results of the Brickey 4 mile race - Sun 8th Nov 2015

A total of 85 hardy souls braved the elements for this 4 mile road race organised by West Waterford AC.

1 Brian Murphy, Carrick-on-Suir AC S/M 0:20:44 05:10.9 13
2 Niall Sheil, St. Killians S/M 0:21:07 05:16.7 88
3 Raivis Zakis, West Waterford A.C S/M 0:21:32 05:22.9 74
4Kevin Kenneally, West Waterford A.C S/M 0:22:56 05:43.9 69
5 Mossie Keogh, West Waterford A.C S/M 0:23:53 05:58.1 92
6 Tom Leahy, West Waterford A.C S/M 0:23:55 05:58.6 3
1st Kate Veale West Waterford AC 26.21
2nd Sandra Prendergast West Waterford AC 26.59
3rd Leonora Kiely West Waterford AC 28.26
4th Karen Ryan West Waterford AC 29.31
5th Diana Chizhikova West Waterford AC 29.34
6th Ann Dunford West Waterford AC 29.54 

The full results can be seen HERE

The prize winners can be seen HERE

There is a small selection of photos HERE

Former Irish International Race Walker Kate Veale was the first woman home

Waterford...Results of the WIT Trick or Trot 5k - Sat 31st Oct 2015

This 5k organised by Waterford IT AC was held on Saturday the 31st of October 2015 and a total of 98 runners took part.

1    CONNICK    ANDREW        15:11    4:54/M    Top Fin    Ferrybank AC
2    TUOHY    NIALL    15:30    5:00/M    Top Fin    Ferrybank AC
3    MURPHY    BRIAN        15:43    5:04/M    Top Fin   
16    WALSH    ADELE    18:54    6:05/M    Top Fin   
17    STORY    AUBREY    19:01    6:08/M    Top Fin   
19    GILSHINAN    ANNE    19:13    6:12/M    Top Fin    Menapians

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, November 6, 2015

Notice...Ger Daly Fundrasing 5k in Killarney - Sun 6th Dec 2015

To buy a new purpose built sports wheelchair, the runners of Kerry, hosts Killarney Valley AC and members of the track project at the schools in Killarney are holding a 5k run to help Ger Daly, one of the few wheelchair athletes in the Kingdom.

The target is to purchase the chair and donate surplus money to the schools track project. The South/East Kerry community track ltd (non profit) is for persons who are able bodied and persons of disability.

Here are the details of the event.
Event: Ger Daly fundraiser predict your time 5k run
Venue:killarney national park(knockreer)
Date: December 6th
Time: 2pm

Entries: on the day
Fee: €10
Race director:Jo Harty
Contact:Jo Harty or Jerh Griffin 0876879186
Killarney Valley AC have obtained an Athletics Ireland permit for this event.

From Ger Daly.....They say that the longest journey starts with a single step. Well, as a wheelchair-user, my journey to achieving a degree of fitness that I was happy with didn’t start literally with a single step, but with a VERY short push on the road near my home.

It was July of 2012. I was thirty years old, and the closest I had come for many years to being physically active was watching a game of soccer on the television or attending a Kerry football game. Sure, I had thrown the odd basketball at a ring at the back of my house as a youngster, or played my own brand of soccer with friends (using my fists to control the ball and “shoot”). I had even broken my wrist around the age of eleven or twelve when I fulfilled the role of goalkeeper while my older brother and a friend of his took pot shots at me at home. But, as local children of my age began to drift away as the years passed, I found that, due to a lack of independence, I became increasingly isolated in the remote community where I lived. No physical activity, little or no regular interaction with the outside world. There were times when, as I look back on it now, I know depression set in.

I was living at home with my parents, where virtually everything was done for me, and I had never really taken any notice of, or pride in, my physical appearance. When I reflect on it now and see photographs of myself from those days, I can see that it would have been obvious to others that I was making little or no effort to consciously keep myself healthy. I just didn’t really concern myself with such things, for whatever reason. Looking at those photographs now, it is embarrassing to see the state I was in. I didn’t know it at the time but I weighed at least eighteen stone, if not more, and was only going in one direction – the wrong way. In some ways, in terms of maintaining my general health and in particular my weight, I was up against it on two fronts. Not only did my disability and lack of an opportunity to engage in physical activity deprive me of an outlet to maintain some degree of physical fitness, but my parents also owned a small country shop, where I basically had free rein to plunder all manner of sweet treats whenever I wanted, as often as I wanted. It was a “perfect storm” of circumstances that was never likely to yield positive results.

Had events turned out differently, I would probably still be in that rut. In fact, had events turned out differently I could easily have found myself in a very precarious situation. But, as the saying goes: “It’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good.” My memory would not be the best, so in terms of tying down the exact sequence of events I couldn’t swear that this is exactly how my journey to fitness started, but it is generally accurate. In the late spring/early summer of 2012 my mother, on whom I was heavily reliant went to hospital in Cork to have a procedure carried out in connection with a medical condition she has lived with for many years. While my mother was in hospital I suffered from a fungal infection on my toes which required a visit to my GP. During my visit, the subject of my weight and fitness came up, and my GP described me as being borderline diabetic. When you hear a medical professional referring to your physical state in those terms, you would have to be an idiot not to at least make an effort to do something about it. So I did. 

In July of 2012 my Dad helped me to weigh myself using an industrial weighing scales that he had kept since his days of running the country shop, when it would have been used to weigh bags of animal food stuffs. I had to sit on this weighing scales, and from where I was I couldn’t see the gauges where he was calculating my weight, so I had to take his word when he told me what it was (and this would become an issue in the ensuing months when I sometimes wondered if he was telling me my actual weight or leading me to believe that I might have been a couple of pounds over my actual weight in order to keep me working hard). On that first day I weighed exactly eighteen stone, at least according to my Dad!

I had asked my GP and also a dietitian he had referred me to, who I admittedly only attended once because I wouldn’t be great for following the advice of someone like that, what my ideal weight should be but unfortunately neither seemed able to do so. At least, that is how I remember it. So I set myself a target of getting down to fourteen stone. Why fourteen? I have no idea. It was just something to aim for. Completely unrealistic, but a target nonetheless.

So it was that around this time I embarked on that VERY short push that I mentioned at the beginning. I planned to push myself to a neighbour’s house and back, a round trip of about 400 metres. I didn’t make it. I got home after about fifteen minutes with my tail between my legs. As I was unemployed at the time I was able to dedicate a lot of time to trying to get fit and persistence eventually paid off and I got to a point where I was pushing myself to the nearest town land and home again, a distance of about 8 or 9 kilometres, maybe two or three days a week. I was lucky in that I lived right on a four-cross roads and each road offered varying degrees of difficulty so I was able to try one road for a few months until I started to find it too easy and then move on to traveling on another road. All of this was done using my regular everyday wheelchair, which at that time I had already owned for nine years.

I weighed myself weekly, usually on a Thursday, and in early August 2013 I took a major step in my evolution. I traveled the forty-four kilometres to Annascaul to participate in my first ever 5km road race, using my everyday wheelchair. I completed it in approximately fifty-seven minutes and followed it up with the best-tasting lunch ever in Tom Crean’s pub, The South Pole Inn. Celebrating the beginning of my adventure in the home of another adventurer! I even had dessert, my reward for the effort I had put in!

I reached my goal of fourteen stone in May 2013, having lost four stone in nine-and-a-half months. I then reassessed my target and decided to aim for twelve stone, simply because if I reached that point I would have lost one-third of my body weight, which I thought would be a pretty cool thing to be able to say! I achieved this is May 2014, after twenty-one months of hard graft.

I had been using the athletics track at the An Riocht Athletics Club in Castleisland on-and-off for exercise and through my use of their facilities I started to become aware of other fun-run and road race events around the county. I have competed in road races held by An Riocht over the last two years, as well as the Feet First and Gneeveguilla Athletic Club’s 5k series. At the beginning of 2015 I had completed twenty-three races in seventeen months and as the year progressed I set myself a goal of doubling this tally and having forty-six races completed by the end of the year. Unfortunately it looks like I may just fail to achieve this as some of the events I had planned to compete in have recently been postponed.

At the time of writing, I have now completed forty races, including four 10ks, and I completed my first 10-miler in Killarney in late September in just over two hours. My exercise regime has tailed off significantly since I went through the process of trying to lose six stone and, as I am now working and don’t have as much free time for exercise as I used to, I am now doing one 5km push per week, as well as any races that I take part in. However, my hope is that a wheelchair that is designed for racing will encourage me to put more effort into it again, as it will make it far easier than using a twelve year old chair that was not designed to be used for exercising.

Considering that I have completed a 10-miler in the chair I am currently using I would be hoping that using a specialist racing chair will broaden my options in terms of the length of races I could compete in.

Notice - Run inthe Dark, Limerick...Wed 11th Nov 2015

As well as the Run in the Dark event in Cork City, there is also one in Limerick on the same evening....Wed 11th November.

Registration for this event will close on Tuesday November 10th at 6pm sharp.

We are delighted to announce the return of the Limerick Life Style Sports POP UP Run in the Dark in 2015. This year’s pop-up run will again be championed by the Life Style Sports Limerick team.

This informal event is both a 5km and 10km event with those choosing the 10km option completing two laps of the route.

The race will take place at Kilmurry Student Village in the University of Limerick.

Whether you are completing the 5km run or 10km run, please aim to arrive at 19.30 (7.30pm) so that we can ensure everyone will receive their flashing armband and buff and have a group photo before we go running!

More info HERE

Monday, November 2, 2015

Notice...Eddie Murphy Memorial Half-Marathon, Marathon & Ultra-Marathon, Sximilebridge, Co.Clare - Sun 15th Nov 2015

The annual Eddie Murphy Memorial Marathon is coming up in Sixmilebridge, Co.Clare on Sunday the 15th of November 2015.

There are a number of events on offer...
a) Half-Marathon...13.1 miles
b) Marathon...26.2 miles
c) Ultra-Marathon...30 miles
d) Double Marathon...52.4 miles.
e) Back to Back marathons...One on Saturday and one on Sunday.

From BMOH AC, the organisers of the event...Eddie Murphy Memorial...Entry fee will be €20 for Half Marathon, €30 Marathon, €35 for 30 Mile, €40 for Double Marathon and €50 for the back to back marathon. All money raised will be given to Charity (Milford Hospice in Limerick)

4 races, Half Marathon, Marathon, 30 mile and Double Marathon, all run on same 1 mile lap of village

Double Marathon start will be 07:00, headlights and hi viz vest will be compulsory
30 mile start will be 11:00
Marathon start will be 12:00
Half Marathon start will be 14.00

BMOH are proud hosts of the one of the most unique marathons in Europe which also includes Half marathon ,Marathon, 30 miles & Double marathon options all on the one mile loop with the infamous heart break hill to be tackled on each lap.

Due to tragic and ultimately passing of Eddie Murphy , BMOH AC hold a multi marathon event each November in Sixmilebridge in honour of Eddie which takes place on a unique one mile loop.

About Eddie Murphy: For those of us lucky enough to have known Eddie, he represented what endurance running is all about for many of us, Pushing towards new personal running goals while enjoying & making new friendships along the way.  Eddie, before his untimely Death in April, 2011, had completed over 45 marathons.The proceeds of the event are donated to Milford hospice in Limerick at the request of the Murphy family.

Entries.......You can enter online HERE

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

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Clare...Results of the Halloween 5k Dash, Ennis - Sat 31st Oct 2015

A total of 134 people took part in this Halloween 5k at Lee's Road in Ennis.

1    0:17:49    MARTIN COTTER,     South Galway AC    M
2    0:18:34    MARTIN CAREY,     Go Tri    M
3    0:19:24    KEVIN SYNOTT,     Ennis Track AC    M
11    0:21:46    KAREN HARTIGAN,     Team Jason    F
12    0:21:59    BRENDA BREATHNACH,     Ennis Tri Club    F
19    0:24:12    CLAIRE GRIFFIN,     Love 2 Run Running Club    F 

The full results can be seen HERE

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Limerick...Results of the Limerick Women's mini-marathon - Sun 25th Oct 2015

A total of 957 people turned out for this years womens mini-marathon in Limerick.

1 Michelle Finn 17-34  00:34:08
2 Orla Drumm 17-34 00:35:31
3 Siobhan O'Doherty 17-34 00:36:26
4 Carol Finn 17-34 00:38:10
5 Ann MacPhail 45-54 00:39:08
6 Maebh Fenton 17-34 00:39:47
7 Mary Gavin 35-44 00:42:29
8 Bridget O Sullivan 35-44 00:42:33
9 Mairead Mason 35-44 00:44:15
10 Jane O Leary 17-34 00:44:23

The full results can be seen HERE

Photos HERE

1) Amanda Lee has a nice gallery of photos HERE

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Clare...Results of the Bernie Meanie Memorial 5k race - Sun 18th Oct 2015

The 41st St Marys & Bernie Meaney Memorial 5k Road Race and 5k Fun Walk was held in Kilmurry Mc Mahon Co Clare on Sunday 18 October 2015

Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
1    0:15:38    SEAN HEHIR,     Rathfarnham WSAF AC    M
2    0:16:21    DAMIEN LANDERS,     Ennis Track AC    M
3    0:17:01    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M O/40
6    0:17:23    LAURA CROWE,     Riocht AC    F
26    0:20:42    LAURA POWER,     Ennis Track AC    Junior Ladies
27    0:20:50    MARIA CAREY,     Ennis Track AC    F

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, October 9, 2015

Notice...Dungarvan 10 mile road race, Waterford - Sun 31st Jan 2016

Now as we head towards the end of 2015, it's time to look ahead to the Spring of 2016 and what lies ahead. 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 31st of January 2016. 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 this year and it will almost certainly close well before race day. 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 January 31st 2016. 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).

West Waterford Athletic Club is delighted with the support it receives from its sponsor for this event. We are fortunate to have the support of the local authorities, Glaxosmithkline, Tipperary Water, Flahavan’s, Déise Design, Go Dungarvan smarter travel, Nike,Ger Wyley Sports  along with many other local businesses and individuals who are all giving valuable support helping to make the day a great occasion for the town of Dungarvan. The race also incorporates the popular John Treacy Club Challenge Cup for men’s and ladies teams which has proved to be hugely competitive. We will again be calling on all the athletic clubs of Ireland to take on the challenge in the 2016 event.

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 January 31st 2016. Don't be disappointed as many were last year get your entry in soon.

All race details can be found at

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 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Clare...Results of the Miltown Malbay 5k fun run/walk - Sat 3rd Sept 2015

This 5k fun run in aid of Miltown Malbay National School attracted a field of 125 runners and walkers.

1 17:03    THOMAS GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 1
2 19:58    JOHN O MALLEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 3
3 20:31    ANDREW O CONNOR,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 4
1 19:51    SHARON RYNNE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 2
2 21:33    SUE GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 7
3 22:38    MAGGIE MALONE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F  8

The full results can be seen HERE

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kerry - Results of the Killarney 10 mile road race...Sat 26th Sept 2015

A total of 237 runners took part in the Killarney on Saturday the 26th of Sept 2015.

1    Donal O'CALLAGHAN (232)    00:55:32  Ages 18 - 39  (1)    Male  (1)
2    Tony HARTY (111)    00:56:10    Ages 18 - 39  (2)    Male  (2)
3    Sean O SULLIVAN (751)    00:56:23    Ages 18 - 39  (3)    Male  (3)
4    Danny Smith (750)    00:57:25   Ages 18 - 39  (4)    Male  (4)
5    Simon Mangan (724)    00:59:11   Ages 18 - 39  (5)    Male  (5)
10    Ann Marie HOLLAND (235)    01:02:44    Ages 40 44  (1)    Female  (1)
19    Caitriona BARRY (260)    01:07:04   Ages 40 44  (2)    Female  (2)
23    Siobhan Daly (744)    01:08:44    Ages 18 - 39  (1)    Female  (3)
29    Helen GILROY (244)    01:09:25   Ages 45 49  (1)    Female  (4)
31    Alison KIRWAN (200)    01:09:51   Ages 18 - 39  (2)    Female  (5)

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Presentation photos HERE

From the organisers...On a beautiful day and on a scenic route Over 300 participants entered and took part in the killarney10mile last Saturday 26th of September for its second year. Participants from all over Ireland,from as far  flung places as Minnesota, Indiana, Canada, Japan, UK  joined the Kerry folk for a successful well marshalled 10mile.

Kerry hospitality in St.Brendans college in the refectory beneath the Monsignor Hugh o'Flaherty building was well received. Thanks to sponsors Tricel and centra(at the reeks) all money generated from the event contributes to (the track fund)  at the schools' and community track project at St.Brendans college Killarney. The event is hosted by (South/East kerry  track group)and (Killarney Valley AC ),with race director (Alan Ryan of the Hardman triathlon) giving time voluntarily for a great local and sports initiative. 

With 2000 students and kerry parents and friends only 100m to the proposed facility with an astro pitch,athletics track and outdoor basketball court,local young athletes from the area are hopeful of grant aid success and grateful to all of those who supported and took part!

This year's special guest Olive Loughnane(former world 20k walk champion 2009)was brought upto speed with the project and was on had to present the prizes on the day.

Next year's date is Saturday 24th of September as the group aim to build on this year's event!A fine sum was raised towards the project thanks to all and particularly to the athletes,runners and walkers.
Seen here Mrs.Geraldine Clifford presenting the Richard Clifford memorial cup to the winner Donal o'Callaghan riocht.

L-r Ciaran Culloty (centra),Olive Loughnane,Sean o'Sullivan riocht 3rd,Donal o Callaghan riocht winner,Tony Harty riocht 2nd,Geraldine Clifford,Conor Stack(Tricel) and Sean Coffey(principal)St.Brendans college Killarney.

Results men:
1st Donal o 'Callaghan riocht 55.32
2nd Tony Harty riocht 56.10
3rd Sean o'Sullivan riocht 56.23
4th Danny Smith Ballynonty 57.25
5th Simon Mangan 59.11

1st Ann Marie Holland youghal ac 1.02
2nd Catriona Barry farranfore Maine valley AC 1.07
3rd Siobhan Daly Gneeveguilla ac 1.08

1st Jerry Forde
2nd Ger Daly

Thanks also to:
Olive Loughnane
The Volunteers
Order of Malta
Centra(at the reeks)
Killarney national park

Friday, September 25, 2015

Reminder...Killarney 10 mile is on Sat 26th Sept

From the organisers......REGISTRATION and ENTRY this evening Friday 25th between 6 & 8 pm and tomorrow Saturday 26th from 7am to 8.30 in St. Brendan's College refectory.
Enter the killarney10mile during these times if you haven't already done so....... register and pick up your tshirt and race number during these times.

This evening Friday from 6-8pm
Saturday from 7-8.30am and come early.
The starting line is at the Ballydowney roundabout side of Port Road about 400m from the school.
Try to be at the starting area from 8.45 for a brief address and 9am sharp start.

Also for traffic on Saturday please try to avoid the Ballydowney Roundabout area from 8.50-9.05 am and the Reeks Roundabout at 9.03-9.12am

More info in this previous post

Tipperary...Results of the Rock Run 5k, Thurles - Thurs 24th Sept 2015

1 Kevin Moore     16:53.4 
2 John Fitzgibbon     16:58.5
3 Michael J. Ryan     17:10.5
10 Madeline Loughnane     18:48.7
12 Carmel Fitzgibbon     18:58.6
15 Linda Grogan     19:48.4 

The full results can be seen HERE

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Clare...Results of the Rock Run 5k Cloughleigh NS Ennis - Thurs 24 Sept 2015

1    0:18:29    DERMOT GALVIN,     St Johns AC    M    1
2    0:21:17    THOMAS MC DONAGH,     Ennis    M    2
3    0:21:41    EANNA CULLOO,     Tulla    Junior Boys   3
8    0:22:58    ITA HANRAHAN,     Holy Family Junior School    F   8
11    0:24:40    MAURA BARRY,     Ennis    F    11
14    0:27:25    SIUOBHAN LENNON,     Ennis Track AC    F  14

The full results can be seen HERE

Monday, September 21, 2015

Waterford...Results of the Waterford Hospice 5 mile run - Sun 20th Sept 2015

193 people took part in this event.

1 FRANK QUINLAN    Waterford AC    M 27:13
2 IAIN O BYRNE        Waterford AC    M 27:38
3 EOIN LYONS        Focus On Fitness    M 27:46
10 KATE NOLAN        Focus On Fitness    F 32:18
21 STEPHANIE JOHNSON            F 34:07
26 SIOBHAN KENNEDY    Focus On Fitness    F 34:32

The full results can be seen HERE

1) David Murphy Studio has a gallery HERE

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Clare...Results of the East Clare 5k & 10k in Kilkishen - Sat 19th Sept 2015

Between the 5k and 10k, a total of 208 people took part in this event in Kilkishen, East Clare.

10k    Race    Race
1    0:33:38    KEITH LYNCH,     B. M. O. H.    M  10k    8    15
2    0:34:32    JAMES LIDDANE,     B. M. O. H.    M  10k    7    20
3    0:36:25    ALAN WEBB,     Go Tri    M  10k    40    26
1    0:39:35    ANN MC PHAIL,     Dooneen AC    F 10k    77    42
2    0:40:14    MICHELLE GUERIN,     Quin    F 10k    74    44
3    0:40:51    LORNA DAVEY FITZGERALD,     Mallow    F 10k    37    47

5k    Race    Race
1    0:23:01    DARRAGH MORONEY,     Kilkishen    M 5k    361    1
2    0:25:19    SEAN BOYCE,     Kilkishen    M 5k    321    2
3    0:25:44    BILLY SCANLON,     Sixmilebridge    M 5k    343    3
1    0:26:52    REBECCA BURKE,     Kilkishen    F 5k    434    5
2    0:27:42    ADRIANA EZOVER,     Kilkishen    F 5k    417    6
3    0:27:43    IRANTZU ECHEVERRIA,     Kilkishen    F 5k    418    7

The full results can be seen HERE

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Waterford...Results of the Ballyduff 5 mile - Fri 11th Sept 2015

On an evening when roads were being washed away in West Cork, a total of 69 hardy souls turned out for this 5 mile road race in Ballyduff, Waterford.

1ST Noel Murphy Waterford AC 28.01
2nd Patrick Lannon West Waterford AC 30.07
3rd Jake Bagge Ferrybank AC 30.41
0/40 Vinnie Codd Waterford AC 31.22
0/50 Ray Hahesy West Waterford AC 31.09
junior Alex Foley Waterford AC 31.07
1st Adele Walsh St.Senan's AC 31.51
2nd Sally Forristal St.Joseph's AC 32.32
3rd Elaine O'Donovan St.Joseph's AC 33.14
0/40 Lorena Mooney ind 38.08
0/50 Francis O'Connor 41.14
junior Elaine Grogan ind 46.48

The full results can be seen HERE

1) The organisers have a gallery on their Facebook page HERE

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Clare...Results of the Scariff 5k & 10k - Sun 13th Sept 2015

5k    Race    Race
1 17:09    MARK POWER,     Dooneen AC    M 5k
2 18:39    KIERAN MC LEARN,     Borrisokane AC    M 5k 
3 21:07    PEARSE MOONEY,     Ogonnelloe    M 5k
1 23:42    CLIONA MC NAMARA,     Scariff    F
2 24:03    LABHAOISE O DONNELL,     Scariff    F
3 24:49    YVONNE MC HUGO,     Newport    F

10k    Race    Race
    1    0:31:55    KENNETH RODGERS,     St Johns AC    M 10k 
    2    0:33:31    DECLAN MOORE,     Bilboa AC    M 10k
    3    0:33:56    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 10k
    1    0:41:43    MICHELLE GUERIN,     Quin    F 10k 
    2    0:44:00    DEIRDRE FINN,     Derg AC    F 10k
    3    0:45:08    MICHELLE MC NAMARA,     Tuamgraney    F 10k 

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Kerry notice...Killarney Women's Mini Marathon - Sat 19th Sept 2015

The annual Killarney Women's Mini-Marathon is coming up in Killarney on Saturday the 19th of September at 11am.

 Info from the organisers......This is the sixth year of this event and each year the event has grown and grown with a thousand women registered last year for the 10km distance! This year we have pulled out all the stops. The very best and talented DJ’s to keep you on pace. The coolest samba bands this county has to offer and a few surprises… an amazing customised medal and the nicest technical t-shirt you will wear with pride this year!

But what we can also promise is a great day out! A great day to spend with family, friends and those you want to beat just this once! All you have to do is sign up now for either the 5km or the 10km

This year we have introduced the family themed 5 km Challenge and what better way to spend the morning of the 19th of September than walking, jogging or running as a family. All kids will receive a specially commissioned medal, the full afterparty including an abundance of Murphy’s Ice Cream and the sense of pride of finishing a 5km as part of a family.

There will be entertainment en route, plenty of water stops, a few couches to rest on and of course a nice cold glass of milk for recovery.

Online registration closes this coming Wednesday night the 16th of September. Registrations will also be taken instore at Feet First, Killarney until Thursday the 17th of September.

The race website is

Tipperary...Results of the Tipperary 10 Mile Road Championships - Sun 30th Aug 2015

The Tipperary 10 Mile Road Championships were held in Ballynonty on Sunday 30th Aug 2015.

1st Senior 1 Kevin Maunsell 53:11 Clonmel A C SM
2nd Senior 2 Brian Murphy 55:04 Carrick on Suir AC M35
3rd Senior 3 Danny Smith 55:56 Ballynonty A C SM
1st Woman 37 Madeline Loughnane 1:07:44 Thurles Crokes A C SW
2nd Woman 38 Aine Roche 1:08:24 Clonmel A C SW
3rd Woman 41 Dympna Ryan 1:10:09 Dundrum A C SW

The full results can be seen HERE

Kerry...Results of the Dingle Marathon & Half-Marathon - Sat 5th Sept 2015

1 Eoin SUGRUE            M         2:39:25   
2 Sean MURPHY        IRELAND    M     2:49:14
3 Karl MANNION            M     2:54:15   
1 Joanne THOM        Edinburgh AC    F     3:27:39
2  Dolores DUFFY        marathon club ireland    F     3:31:29
3  Julie KENNEALLY        Youghal AC    F     3:32:40

Full Marathon...
1 John MEADE        IRELAND    M     1:14:24    Photo
2 Niall LYNCH        Donore Harriers    M     1:15:27
3 Simon Mangan            M     1:16:40
1 Mary O'DONNELL        IRELAND    F     1:26:33
2 Aine O'REILLY        IRELAND    F     1:26:33    Photo
3 Noreen BROUDER            F     1:29:25

The full results can be seen on the Precision Timing website

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Limerick...Results of the West Limerick AC Open Cross Country - Sun 30th Aug 2015

A total of 139 competitors took part in this Open Cross Country event in Newcastlewest organised by West Limerick AC. 

Results for Women in finish order.   
1    O Sullivan , Niamh    An Riocht    Women   
2    Barry , Catriona    Farranfore Mainevalley    Women   
3    Neill, Mary    Dooneen AC    Women     

Results for Men in finish order.   
1    TURNER, Colm    Limerick A C    Men
2    FITZGERALD, Paul    Limerick A C    Men
3    MAC DOMHNAILL, Aogan    West Limerick A C    Men

The results are shown HERE

1) An album by Kevin O'Donoghue can be seen on these links...
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From West Limerick AC....We wish to thank all runners and running clubs for their great support on the day. The standard was of a very high quality with several county champions competing. A special mention to the winners of the ladies & men’s senior events, Niamh O’Sullivan & Colm Turner who both put on dazzling displays of cross country running.

A huge amount of work goes into the running of this event and this would not be possible without the great club members that West Limerick are lucky to have who gave their time freely & did a great job on the day. We also wish to thank those members of local clubs that helped out in any way. We would also like to thank Newcastle West Community Centre for the use of their facility before & afterwards. We especially wish to thank John Lenihan for presiding over events and hope he enjoyed the day.