Clubs & Groups



There are a wide variety of athletic clubs and running groups in Munster. They cover a wide range of interests from athletics to cross country to road running to 'couch to 5k' programmes. Some are geared towards juveniles only, some are for adults only with others having a mixture of both.

These are some of the clubs and groups in the various counties in Munster in alphabetical order...

(Updated 14th Sept 2016)

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Clare

Under construction...

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Cork
For a listing of the clubs in Cork, go to http://corkrunning.blogspot.com/p/clubs-groups.html


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Kerry

Club name : An Ríocht AC
County : Kerry
Status : Athletics club
Based : Castleisland
Adults : 56 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 57 (July 2016)
Description : One of the main clubs in Co.Kerry and the only one in the county with their own full size 400m athletics track. In terms of track & field and cross country, they would probably be the main club in the county and members often feature in national competitions. Many of the adult members also take part in road races.
Website : http://www.riocht.ie/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/riochtclub/

Club name : Castleisland AC
County : Kerry
Status : Athletics club
Based : Castleisland
Adults : 10 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 0 (July 2016)
Description : A very small club with just 10 members in the masters category.
Website : n/a
Facebook : n/a


Club name : Farranfore Maine Valley AC
County : Kerry
Status : Athletics club
Based : Farranfore between Killarney and Tralee
Adults : 37 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 49 (July 2016)
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Club name : Gneeveguilla AC
County : Kerry
Status : Athletics club
Based : Killarney & East Kerry
Adults : 33 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 172 (July 2016)
Description : One of the largest club in the county with a very strong juvenile section. Adult members are mostly involved in road race with a small number doing cross country and track & field.
Website : https://gneeveguilla.wordpress.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/gneeveguilla.ac/

Club name : Iveragh AC
County : Kerry
Status : Athletics club
Based : Caherciveen
Adults : 13 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 15 (July 2016)
Description : A small athletics club based in the south-west of the county.
Website : n/a
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/IveraghAthleticsClub/

Club name : Kenmare AC
County : Kerry
Status : Athletics club
Based : Kenmare
Adults : 17 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 236 (July 2016)
Description : Athletics club in South Kerry with a large number of juvenile members.
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Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/kenmareathleticclub/

Club name : Killarney Valley AC
County : Kerry
Status : Athletics club
Based : Killarney
Adults : 10 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 95 (July 2016)
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Club name : Lios Tuathail AC
County : Kerry
Status : Athletics club
Based : Listowel in N.Kerry
Adults(July 2016)
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Club name : Spa-Fenit Barrow
County : Kerry
Status : Athletics club
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Adults : 8 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 76 (July 2016)
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Club name : St. Brendan's AC
County : Kerry
Status : Athletics club
Based : Ardfert to the N of Tralee
Adults : 47 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 105 (July 2016)
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Club name : Star of the Laune AC
County : Kerry
Status : Athletics club
Based : Killorglin
Adults : 44 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 24 (July 2016)
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Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/327806594003/

Club name : Tralee Harriers AC
County : Kerry
Status : Athletics club
Based : Tralee
Adults : 39 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 141 (July 2016)
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Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/101362006582101/ (Closed Group)

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County : Kerry
Status : Athletics club
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Limerick

Club name : An Brú AC
County : Limerick
Status : Athletics club
Based : Bruff in SE Co.Limerick
Adults : 153 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 60 (July 2016)
Description : A club with a mix of adult and juvenile members. Adult membership covers a wide variety of standards from beginners up to more experienced runners. As clubs in Co.Limerick go, An Brú would be one of the largest in terms of adult membership. Mainly involved in road races from 5k up to marathons.
Website : n/a
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/anbru.ac/

Club Name : Bilboa AC
County : Limerick
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Townlands of Bilboa, Cappaghmore & Doon in North-East Co.Limerick
Adults : 38 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 42 (July 2016)
Description : Small club with a long athletics history having been founded back in the 1930's. It has a mixture of adults and juveniles members. Adults are mostly involved in road races.
Website : https://bilboaac.com/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Bilboa-AC-910734139016915/

Club Name : Dooneen AC
County : Limerick
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Limerick City
Adults : 103 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 267 (July 2016)
Description : One of the main athletic clubs in Limerick with a very large number of juvenile members. On the adult front, there is a wide and varied mix from Track & Field to cross country to road races. Also have an active Fit4Life group for beginners and up. For adults interested in road races, Dooneen AC would be the main club in Limerick City.
Websitehttp://www.dooneenathleticclub.com/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/DooneenAC/

Club Name : Emerald AC
County : Limerick
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Limerick City
Adults : 13 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 70 (July 2016)
Description : One of the main athletic clubs in Limerick involved in track & field and cross country. Primarily juveniles.
Websitehttp://emeraldac.ie/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/emeraldac/

Club name : Kilfinane AC
County : Limerick
Status : Athletics club
Based : Kilfinane in SE Co.Limerick
Adults : 66 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 69 (July 2016)
Description : A small club with a mix of juvenile and adult members. Adult members are mostly involved in road races.
Website : http://kilfinaneac.blogspot.ie/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/kilfinane.ac/

Club name : Kilmallock AC
County : Limerick
Status : Athletics club
Based : Kilmallock in SE Co.Limerick
Adults : 119 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 66 (July 2016)
Description : A medium sized club with a mix of juvenile and adult members. Adult members are mostly involved in road races.
Website : n/a
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/KilmallockAC/

Club Name : Limerick AC
County : Limerick
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Limerick City
Adults : 54 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 134 (July 2016)
Description : One of the main athletic clubs in Limerick with a mix of juvenile and adult members. On the adult front, there is a varied mix from Track & Field to cross country to road races.
Websitehttp://www.limerickac.ie/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Limerick-AC-120586311363267/

Club Name : Limerick Country Club AC
County : Limerick
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Limerick City
Adults : 35 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 0 (July 2016)
Description : A small club in Limerick City made up of adult members mainly interested in road races and running.
Websitehttp://www.limerickac.ie/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Limerick-AC-120586311363267/

Club Name : St. Ita's AC
County : Limerick
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Abbeyfeale, West Limerick
Adults : 50 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 35 (July 2016)
Description : A small club with a mix of juvenile and adult members.
Website : n/a 
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/198321333689395/

Club Name : St. Mary's AC
County : Limerick
Status : Athletics Club
Based :  Rathkeale
Adults : 3 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 66 (July 2016)
Description : Small juvenile athletic club based in West Limerick.
Website : n/a 
Facebook : n/a

Club Name : Sun Hill Harriers AC
County : Limerick
Status : Limerick City
Based :  Rathkeale
Adults : 4 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 52 (July 2016)
Description : Small juvenile athletic club based in Limerick city.
Website : n/a 
Facebook : n/a

Club name : West Limerick AC
County : Limerick
Status : Athletics club
Based : Newcastlewest in West Limerick
Adults : 91 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 35 (July 2016)
Description : A medium sized club with a mix of juvenile and adult members. Adult members are mostly involved in road races.
Website : http://www.westlimerick-ac.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/WestLimerickAthleticsClub/


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Tipperary

Under construction...

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Waterford

Club Name : Ardmore AC
County : Waterford
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Ardmore in West Waterford
Adults : 7 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 34 (July 2016)
Description : A small juvenile club based in Ardmore.
Website : n/a
Facebook : n/a

Club Name : Blackwater AC
County : Waterford
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Cappoquin & Lismore in NW Waterford
Adults : 13 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 62 (July 2016)
Description : "Blackwater Athletic Club, catering for all aspiring athletes in the Cappoquin, Lismore, Ballyduff, Tallow, Mellary and surrounding areas."
Website : n/a
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Blackwater-Athletic-Club-907819962627439/

Club Name : Ferrybank AC
County : Waterford
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Waterford City
Adults : 47 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 210 (July 2016)
Description : One of the main track & field clubs in the South-East of the country.
Website : http://www.ferrybankathleticclub.org/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/ferrybankac/

Club Name : Finisk Valley AC
County : Waterford
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Ballinameela in West Waterford
Adults : 7 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 58 (July 2016)
Description :
Website : n/a
Facebook : n/a

Club Name : KCK AC (Kilrossanty, Colligan & Kilgobnet)
County : Waterford
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Lemybrien, Mid Waterford
Adults : 6 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 55 (July 2016)
Description : A small juvenile club based in mid-Waterford.
Website : http://www.kckac.ie/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/kckathleticclub/

Club Name :Tramore AC
County : Waterford
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Tramore nr Waterford City
Adults : 26 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 126 (July 2016)
Description : "An athletic club for both juveniles and seniors. Club members of all ages and abilities compete across the entire range of athletic events including track and field, road racing, cross-country & marathons"
Website : http://tramoreacathletics.blogspot.ie/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Tramore-Athletic-Club-295696643820387/

Club Name :Waterford AC
County : Waterford
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Waterford AC
Adults : 135 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 173 (July 2016)
Description :The main club in Waterford City for adults with an interest in road running and  road races. They also have an active juvenile section.
Website : https://www.waterfordac.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/WaterfordAC/

Club Name : West Waterford AC
County : Waterford
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Dungarvan in West Waterford
Adults : 311 (July 2016)
Juveniles : 132 (July 2016)
Description : In terms of its adult membership, the club is one of the most active in the country. They also organise a huge number of races throughout the year.
Website : http://www.westwaterfordathletics.org/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/wwathletics

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Notes........

* Facebook...A number of clubs and groups have 'User' accounts set up on Facebook. These are in contrast to the others which have 'Pages' or 'Groups'. To see the content on a 'User' account, you must first add them as a 'Friend'. When you do this, you are giving someone who you may not know access to photos and information on your own Facebook account. It may not matter to some, it will to others.

Athletic Clubs V Running Groups....If you become a member of an athletics club then you are affiliated to Athletics Ireland. As such. you can be a member of only one athletics club. Running Groups are more informal and people can be part of a running group as well as being in an athletics club. Running groups tend to be based on a small local community whereas athletic clubs usually cover a much larger area.

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