Friday, January 13, 2017

Notice...29th Annual Colligan Cup race in West Waterford - Sun 15th Jan 2017

From the organisers..........


The 29th Annual Kiely Monumental Colligan cup takes place in Colligan wood. This unique event will of course use as it has for the past 29 years the Timing handicap system, What makes the handicap timing system so appealing to all levels of runner’s and joggers is the fact that every participant no matter what their level of fitness, have exactly the same chance of winning. All it takes is for you to know to the second exactly how long it will take you to cover 5 miles of the Colligan wood circuit. The Colligan cup is race 3 in the Michael Roche Carpet Series, Entry to the race itself is 8 Euro. Adult 5 mile starts at 12 noon and the Juvenile Colligan shield starts at 11 A.M.
The race is organised by West Waterford AC.
Directions.....Colligan Wood is located about 6 kms or 3.5 miles North-West of the town of Dungarvan in West Waterford.

From the Kilrush Roundabout on the ring road around Dungarvan, take the R672 for Clonmel. After about 3 kms, take the road right at the Master McGrath Monument (see photo below). After about 2 kms, take the next right (see photo) and then drive about another km on a narrow road to the car park for Colligan Wood (see photo).

Coming from Dungarvan, take the right at the Master McGrath Monument

Coming from Dungarvan, take right turn on the bend for Colligan Wood

Car Park for Colligan Wood

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Clare...Results of the Maigh NS 5k & 10k - Sun 8th Jan 2017

109 people took part between the two races. 

1    0:20:47    GARRY TWOMEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM 5k
2    0:21:10    CILLIAN ROUINE,     Lahinch    M 5k
3    0:21:25    GARY RUSH,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM 5k
5    0:22:32    AINE KEANE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k
6    0:22:54    EIMEAR KEANE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k
7    0:23:11    DYMPNA O DWYER,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k 

31    0:35:54    THOMAS GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 10k    847    31
36    0:38:06    JOHN O MALLEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 10k    848    36
41    0:40:45    LIAM SHANNON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 10k    855    41
59    0:46:22    MAGS TWOMEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 10k    888    59
85    1:03:00    SILE O LOUGHLIN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 10k    35    85
86    1:03:00    ROISIN SHANNON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 10k    36    86

The combined results are below...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Limerick...Results of the Mooreabbey Milers One Mile Dash - Sat 31st Dec 2016

A total of 109 runners took part in this one mile race on Saturday the 31st of December 2016 in Galbally, Co.Limerick.

1     Kieran Lees     Mooreabbey Milers          4:48     SM
2     James Maher     Templemore          4:57     SM
3     Liam Shanahan     Thurles Crokes          5:03     SM 
19     Cathriona Farrell     An Bru AC          5:40     SW
26     Linda  Grogan     Dundrum AC          5:48     SW
31     Marie O'Shea     Mooreabbey Milers          6:00     SW 

1) Mooreabbey Milers have a number of small albums... #1 ... #2 ... #3 ... #4

Full results below...

Limerick...Results of the Caherdavin 10k - Mon 26th Dec 2016

134 runners turned out for the Caherdavin 10k in Limerick on St.Stephens Day.

1st    Colm Turner, Limerick AC in  33:18.75
2nd  Keith Lynch, BMOH in 33:59.07
3rd  Thomas Grimes, East London Runners in 35:31.75
1st Shona Keane , Sportsworld in 39:15.83
2nd  Shona O’Flynn, Dooneen in 42:24.90
3rd Roisin Doran, Limerick Country Club in 42:23.23

The full results can be seen HERE

Kerry...Results of the Farranfore 5k - Mon 26th Dec 2016

A large crowd of 411 runners turned out for the annual 5k race in Farranfore on St.Stephens Day.

1 15:24.2 James     Ledingham     KCH     M
2 15:27.1 Tim     O Connor     An Riocht AC     M
3 16:06.4 Sean      O Sullivan     An Riocht AC     M
19 17:58.6 Carol     Finn     Leevale AC     F
20 18:08.6 Sinead     Tangney     Sportsworld Running Club     F
24 18:19.6 Maria     McCarthy     Farranfore Maine Valley AC     F

Results below...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tipperary...Results & Photos of the Clonmel 4 mile - Mon 26th Dec 2016

A record 511 runners took part in the Clonmel 4 mile race on St.Stephens Day on the 26th of December 2016. That's a 23% jump on last year and is all the more impressive if you consider that a lot of other races are in decline.

1    Richard Horton    Roscrea    SM        18:58
2    William Maunsell    Clonmel AC    SM        19:06
3    Brian Maher    Kilkenny City Harriers    SM        19:10 
18    Siobhan O Doherty    Borrisokane AC    SW        21:52
41    Claire Annan    Clonmel AC    SW        23:49
51    Sally Forristal    St Josephs AC    SW        24:13

1) Tipperary Photos have a gallery HERE

The full results can be seen further down this page...

Report from Clonmel AC....The MSD be Well 4 Mile road race took place in Clonmel on St Stephen’s Day at 12 noon. The weather was ideal for running mild and dry and as such they came out in their hundreds, 526, a new record entry and we were treated to a brilliant event. 

The race started at Loreto Convent and soon a group set the pace that included William Maunsell of Clonmel AC, last year’s winner, Brian Maher of Kilkenny City Harriers and Richard Horton from England with a large group in close attention. Then as the leaders approached Sir Thomas’s Bridge Brian Maher and Brian Horton had a 10m lead on William Maunsell with another few metres to the chasing pack. Then on the return journey to Clonmel, Brian Horton opened a 10 metre lead on Brian Maher with William Maunsell in closer attention. Brian Horton kept the pace going to come home a convincing winner in 18 mins 58 secs, just 4 secs off the course record set by Sandis Bralitis of West Waterford in 2008, brilliant performance. Then we had William Maunsell putting in a great effort over the final 2km to finish 2nd in 19 mins 6 secs with Brian Maher of Kilkenny City Harriers 3rd in 19 mins 10 secs. William’s previous best was 19 mins 49 secs in 2014, some improvement. Then we had Emmet Dunleavy of Sligo AC 4th in 19 mins 33 secs with Kevin Moore of Dundrum AC dipping under 20 mins when finishing 5th in 19 mins 57 secs. 

The Master Men’s awards were won by the following athletes: 1st over 40 Denis Shanahan Thurles Crokes 21 mins 35 secs, 2nd over 40 David Ryan Clonmel AC 21 mins 54 secs, 1st over 45 Dermot Hayes Dundrum AC 22 mins 30 secs, 2nd over 45 Conor Fleming Clonmel AC 23 mins 17 secs, 1st over 50 Richard O Gorman Clonmel AC 24 mins 29 secs, 2nd over 50 Corneilius McFadden Clonmel AC 24 mins 35 secs, 1st over 55 Michael Moore Dundrum AC 25 mins 4 secs, 1st over 60 Matt Alexander Coolquill AC 26 mins 40 secs, 1st over 65 Eamonn Crowley Clonmel AC 33 mins 25 secs, 1st over 70 Myles McHugh Clonmel AC 35 mins 13 secs, 1st over 75 Pierce Purcell Clonmel AC 53 mins, 1st Junior Man Darren Dunne Nenagh Olympic 20 mins 5 secs and 2nd Junior Man Fred Crowley Thurles Crokes 23 mins 31 secs.

The women’s race was also very competitive and here we had Siobhan O Doherty (Borrisokane AC) a great supporter of this event coming home a worthy winner in 21 mins 52 secs, just 2 secs outside her course record set in 2013, great running. Then we had Claire Annan of Clonmel AC also running very well when finishing 2nd woman in 23 mins 49 secs with Sally Forristal (St Joseph’s AC) 3rd in 24 mins 13 secs and Maebh Fenton 4th in 24 mins 30 secs and Linda Grogan (Dundrum AC) 5th in 24 mins 36 secs. 

The Women’s Category prizes were won as follows: 1st over 35 Suzanne Shine Clonmel AC 26 mins 18 secs, 2nd over 35 Tracy Culleton Ballynonty AC 27 mins 16 secs, 1st over 40 Phil Ryan Ballynonty AC 26 mins 11 secs, 2nd over 40 Siobhan McHugh Clonmel AC 26 mins 32 secs, 1st over 45 Angela McCann Clonmel AC 27 mins 7 secs, 2nd over 45 Frances Long Moyne AC 32 mins 1 sec, 1st over 50 Anna Byrne Clonmel AC 28 mins 17 secs, 1st over 55 Bernie Hopkins Clonmel AC 33 mins 18 secs, 1st over 60 Ann Ryan Clonmel AC 42 mins 4 secs, 1st Junior Woman Louise Stack Portlaoise 24 mins 30 secs and Sorcha Moloney Ballyroan 24 mins 33 secs.

The Club would like to thank ETB for the use of their fine facilities at Colaiste Cheitinn as our race Headquarters and in particular to the caretaker, Noel Lonergan, for all his help. The Club would also like to thank the Gardai, the Civil Defence and the many Club stewards and officials who ensured that the whole event was a brilliant success.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Clare...Results of the Christmas Cracker 5k, Ennis - Tues 27th Dec 2016

305 people took part in this 5k in Ennis on the 27th of Dec 2016.

1    0:17:52    SCOTT WATSON,     Hyde Park Harriers    M
2    0:18:15    ANTHONY SHARKEY,     Ennis Track AC    M
3    0:18:44    ALAN BYRNES,     Tulla    M
9    0:20:35    SHONA O FLYNN,     Ind.    F
12    0:20:40    ANNE MARIE CONNELLAN,     Ennis Track AC    F
13    0:21:03    VERENA TARPEY,     Dooneen AC    F 

Full results below...

Clare...Results of the Miltown Malbay Santa 5k - Mon 26th Dec 2016

145 runners took part in this 5k race in Miltown Malbay on the 26th of Dec 2016.

1 16:10    BARRY DONOVAN,     Leevale AC    M
2 16:31    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
3 16:42    THOMAS GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
5 18:57    SHARON RYNNE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F
14 20:07    NOREEN MACKEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F
17 21:09    DYMPNA O DWYER,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F

Full results below...

Clare...Results of the Miltown Malbay GAA 5k - Sun 1st Jan 2017

114 turned out for this 5k race in Miltown Malbay on New Year Day 2017.

1    0:18:46    CAOILFHIONN O DEA, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
2    0:19:09    JOHN O MALLEY, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
3    0:19:26    CORMAC FLANNERY, erg AC    M
13    0:21:14    AINE KEANE, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F
14    0:22:09    EIMEAR KEANE, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F
16    0:22:25    MAGS TWOMEY, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F

Full results below...