Monday, July 4, 2022

Notice: Coillte 10k road race, Dundrum, Tipperary - Wed 6th July 2022

This popular 10k race in coming up in the village of Dundrum, Co.Tipperary on Wednesday the 6th of July 2022. In terms of fast 10k courses, this must surely be one of the fastest in Munster if not the country.


ENTRIES - You can enter online HERE

Entries close 11pm 4th July.

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Dundrum is a small village just 9 miles / 15kms or so west of Cashel in the south of Tipperary...


Organised by Dundrum Athletic Club, this race is noted for being a flat fast course. As well of there being no hills, the course consists of multiple long straight sections rather than the more usual twists and turns. I've previewed many courses on this site but this one is really fast.



The map below shows where everything is. For spectators...note the points A, B and C. If you move between these points which are just over 100m apart you can see the athletes at approx. 0.25miles , 2.4miles, 3.2miles and again at 5.4miles.


Course Preview......The 10k course is essentially two laps of a 5k loop. A full preview of the course with maps, description, photos, etc can be seen HERE


Many races have different traditions. Some give out t-shirts, some mugs. In the case of the Coillte 10k, they give out a quality embroidered hand towel given to every finisher. and they have been doing this for over 20 years. Even on years where they had run out of towels on the night, they hand delivered them to these people in the following weeks.


The Tim Crowe Trophy is presented on the night to the first Tipperary Athlete in honour of his 24 national titles won in the early 1900s, who was from the village of Dundrum.

There is also a large spread of refreshments after race.

Useful links...
Updates on club Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DundrumAthleticClub

and on the club Twitter page https://twitter.com/DundrumAC



Course Record Holders
Senior Men Daniel Gidumbanda Tanzania 1997 29:45,
O/40 Men John Kinsella Bilboa 2021 32:15
O/45 Men Kieran McKeown Watergrasshill 2021 33:39
O/50 Men Paul Moran Rathfarnham AC 2016 34:12,
O/55 Men Michael Hassett Killenaule 2015 35:15,
O/60 Men John Collins Leevale 2019 39:38
O/65 Men James O'Sullivan Tipperary Town 2021 40:31
O/70 Men Andrew Jeyes Ivanhoe 2018 44:04,
Junior Men 5k Darren Dunne Nenagh Olympic 2016 15:12,

Senior Women Lizzie Lee 2021 33:45,
O/40 Women Mary Sheehan Grange 2003 39:24,
O/45 Women Rosaleen MacKeown Leevale 2021 38:56,
O/50 Women Angela McCann Clonmel 2021 37:21,
O/55 Women Dorothy Ryan Country Club 2016 45:01,
O/60 Women Carmel MacDomhnaill West Limerick 2018 51:13,
O/65 Women Sally Jeyes Ivanhoe 2018 56:47,
Junior Women 5k Louise Stack Portloaise AC 2016 19:05,

Wheelchair Cillian Dunne Borrisokane 2019 28:20

5 Fastest Times

Male
29:45 Daniel Gidumbanda  Tanzania 1997
30:19 Sergiu Ciobanu Clonliffe Harriers AC 2021
30:33 Evan Fitzgerald Clonmel AC 2021
30:39 Niall Shanahan An Bru AC 2021
30:47 Mick Clohisey Raheny Shamrocks AC 2021

Female
33:45 Lizzie Lee Leevale AC 2021
34:28 Rosemary Ryan Bilboa 2003
34:43 Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane 2010
34:54 Rosemary Ryan Bilboa 2011
35:07 Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane 2012

List of Previous Winners
1986 John O'Halloran Tipp Town // Kathleen Maher Ballytrasna,
1987 John Fitzgerald Clonmel // Mary Lonergan Reenavana,
1988 Toddy Finn Raheny Shamrocks // Kay O'Sullivan Upperchurch,
1989 Bernard Feery Clonmel // Martina Dorney Thurles Crokes,
1990 Robert Costello Limerick // Kay O'Sullivan Upperchurch,
1991 Michael Hassett Thurles Crokes // Mary Sheehan East Cork,
1992 Robert Costello Limerick // Mary Sheehan East Cork,
1993 Michael Hassett St. Catherines // Mary Sheehan East Cork,
1994 Michael Hassett St. Catherines // Gaile Culleton Thurles Crokes,
1995 Michael Hassett St. Catherines // Marcella Moloney Tullamore Harriers,
1996 Michael Hassett St. Catherines // Siobhan McCormack Emerald A.C.,
1997 Daniel Gidumbanda Tanzania // Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy,
1998 Michae1 Hassett St. Catherines // Mary Sheehan East Cork,
1999 Colm Burke St. Abbans // Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy,
2000 William Harty K.C.K // Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy,
2001 Robert Wade Waterford A.C // Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy,
2002 Pat Byrne Tinryland // Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy,
2003 Tom Carey Limerick A.C // Rosemary Ryan Bilboa,
2004 Mick Kelly Gowran A.C // Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane,
2005 Sandis Bralitis Ballynonty A.C // Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane,
2006 Tom Carey Limerick A.C // Rosemary Ryan Bilboa,
2007 Dermot Kearns West Limerick // Madeline Dorney Thurles Crokes,
2008 Jason Fahey Olympic Harriers // Rosemary Ryan Bilboa,
2009 Tommy Evans Gowran // Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane,
2010 Seamus Power Kilmurray Ibrickane // Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane,
2011 Kenneth Rogers St John’s // Rosemary Ryan Bilboa,
2012 Michael Shannon Kilnaboy // Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane,
2013 Chris Bracken Thurles Crokes // Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.
2014 Kevin Moore Dundrum // Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.
2015 Stephen Hunter St. Michaels // Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.
2016 Declan Moore Bilboa AC // Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.

2017 David Mansfield Clonliffe Harriers // Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.
2018 Freddy Keron Sittuk Kenya // Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.
2019 David Mansfield Clonmel AC // Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane AC
2020 Kevin Moore Dundrum AC // Dymphna Ryan Dundrum AC (Virtual)
2021 Sergiu Ciobanu Clonliffe Harriers AC  // Lizzie Lee Leevale AC
2022...

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Tipperary: Results of the Moycarkey Coolcroo AC 5K & 10K - Fri 17th June 2022

Moycarkey Coolcroo AC 5K & 10K Results from Friday June 17th 2022

Martina Kiely - 1st woman in the 5k

5k - Top 3 men & women...

1 Dean Rowe Gowran AC Kilkenny 16:44 
2 Mathew Ryan Coldfields Tipp 18:13 
3 Patrick Roche Carrick On Suir AC 18:30 
1 Martina Kiely St Finbarr's AC Cork 17:33 
2 Paula Grant Portlaoise AC 18:20 
3 Niamh-Cunneen Nenagh Olympic AC 18:37 

Mossy Bracken - 1st man in the 10k


10k - Top 3 men & women...
1 Mossy Bracken 32:08
2 Stephen Hunter St.Abbans AC Co.Laois in 33:43
3 John Morrissey Castlecomer AC Co.Kilkenny in 34:03
1 Angela McCann Clonmel AC 39:06
2 Carmel Fitzgibbon Thurles Crokes AC 42:37
3 Niamh Ryan Dundrum AC 47:00

Results of both races below...

Monday, June 27, 2022

Notice: Dromcollogher Carnival 4 mile road race, Co.Limerick - Mon 27th June 2022

The annual Dromcollogher Carnival 4 mile road race is coming up on Monday evening, the 27th of June 2022 at 8pm...



As a race, it may not be as high profile as say those located closer to say Limerick or Cork City but it is an event with a lot of character and a long history. The race was originally started back in the time of the original running boom in the late 70's and early 80's by Christy Brosnan and Joe Quaid of North Cork AC. The original idea was for it to be part of the Dromcollogher Carnival which has been going since the 1940's and for the race to take place on Monday evening, a tradition that survives to this day.

In it's heyday, the race used to attract some of the top runners from all over Munster even though the prizes were always modest in comparison to other races at the time. On one occasion, Liam O'Brien from Cork won the race the day after winning the National 3000m steeplechase title! The triangle shaped course started and finished in the main square of the town much to the delight of the crowds. This did however mean that the race was in fact 'slightly' longer than the advertised 4 miles ;o)

One of the other unusual features of the race at the time was that the winner received a small porcelain figurine. One of the biggest employers at that time in the town was Irish Dresden, a German company which made high quality collectable porcelain items in the town which employed over 60 people, a huge number in what was and still is a rural area.

West Limerick AC are helping out with the organisation of the race and they are putting up a cup in memory of Christy Brosnan who unfortunately has now passed away. This replaces the old cup which was named after Marky O'Shea who used to run in the local races of the late 70's and early 80's barefoot, a long time before minimalist running and Vibram Five Fingers became all the rage ;o)

Getting there.....Dromcollogher is located to the west of Charleville near the Limerick - Cork border. If you are coming from say Limerick city then the easiest way is probably to head south towards Cork and turn off at Charleville and follow the directions for Newtownshandrum, Milford and Dromcollogher. If you are travelling north from Cork then turn off at Buttevant and go via Liscarroll.


As you enter the town from the east then you should see that the road forks into two where the central square is. Take the right here, drive a few hundred metres on what is a very straight road and you will pass the start line just opposite a service station. The GAA hall where the entries will be taken is just beyond this on the left.


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

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Press Release: 37th Coillte 10k Road Race Dundrum Wednesday 6th July 2022

From Dundrum AC... 37th Coillte 10k Road Race Dundrum Wednesday 6th July

Wednesday the 6th of July at 8pm the Coillte 10k Road Race in Dundrum Co Tipperary will be ran for 37th consecutive year by the local Dundrum Club. 

The club is delighted to have Coillte once again as our main sponsor. With Dundrum surrounded by trees and forest trails for running and walking developed by Coillte over the years it is appropriate that Coillte are
involved with us in the healthy sport of running. The Company’s managed forest trails around Dundrum and indeed around the Country are a haven for people to get out for a bit of fresh air and exercise never more appreciated than during the recent Covid lockdown. The semi state company has been involved in this race every year since it was set up in 1988 which is appreciated by the Dundrum club.

The race which also incorporates a 5K for juniors (age between 13years old on day of race and 19 years or under on 31/12/2022) is based around the Dundrum Community Centre Complex in the village where the club has its athletics facilities. 

The race has prizes in every category from Senior to over 70 years for both men and women. With the Master categories at the standard five-year intervals from Over 40 years plus, with a specially Embroidered Souvenir Hand Towel for all finishers. For Tipperary athletes there is the added incentive of the Tim Crowe Memorial trophy (kindly donated by Dominic Moore) for the first Tipperary athlete to finish the 10k.The present holder been Tipperary based athlete Sergiu Ciobanu
Clonliffe Harrier’s. 

This year the club has once again linked up with Niall O’Sullivan’s Premier Timing Systems for entries and result data to manage the ever-increasing numbers of runners every year. 

Entries are online via the link itsyourrace.com. The club would appreciate if participants could enter at least a week or two before the race date. Early entry gives the organizers an idea of the number of embroidered dated towels required for all finishers plus the food requirements for the big spread afterwards. Also, it is a big help to Niall for him to get working on his system early.

The layout of the two-lap course makes it ideal for spectators to see the race and encourage the
athletes as the race progresses. One section of the course in the village allows viewing of the
race at four different locations by moving about one hundred meters.

For an excellent guided tour of the course road by road Google the Running in Munster Ireland
Website

Michael Hassett St Catherines has the best number of men’s victories with six wins. While in the women’s race Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane is in a class of her own with twelve wins.

Kevin Moore is the only local club athlete to have won the race in its 36-year history achieved in 2014 plus his Virtual win in 2020. Dymphna Ryan also from the local club has had a hattrick of excellent second places between 2013 and 2015 plus her Virtual win in 2020.

Here are all the winners since the event first ran in 1986
1986 John O'Halloran Tipp Town, Kathleen Maher Ballytrasna, 
1987 John Fitzgerald Clonmel, Mary Lonergan Reenavana, 
1988 Toddy Finn Raheny Shamrocks, Kay O'Sullivan Upperchurch,  
1989 Bernard Feery Clonmel, Martina Dorney Thurles Crokes, 
1990 Robert Costello Limerick, Kay O'Sullivan Upperchurch, 
1991 Michael Hassett Thurles Crokes, Mary Sheehan East Cork, 
1992 Robert Costello Limerick, Mary Sheehan East Cork, 
1993 Michael Hassett St. Catherines, Mary Sheehan East Cork, 
1994 Michael Hassett St. Catherines, Gaile Culleton Thurles Crokes, 
1995 Michael Hassett St. Catherines, Marcella Moloney Tullamore Harriers, 
1996 Michael Hassett St. Catherines, Siobhan McCormack Emerald A.C., 
1997 Daniel Gidumbanda Tanzania, Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy, 
1998 Michae1 Hassett St. Catherines, Mary Sheehan East Cork, 
1999 Colm Burke St. Abbans, Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy, 
2000 William Harty K.C.K., Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy,
2001 Robert Wade Waterford A.C., Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy, 
2002 Pat Byrne Tinryland, Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy, 
2003 Tom Carey Limerick A.C., Rosemary Ryan Bilboa, 
2004 Mick Kelly Gowran A.C., Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane, 
2005 Sandis Bralitis Ballynonty A.C., Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane, 
2006 Tom Carey Limerick A.C., Rosemary Ryan Bilboa, 
2007 Dermot Kearns West Limerick, Madeline Dorney Thurles Crokes, 
2008 Jason Fahey Olympic Harriers, Rosemary Ryan Bilboa, 
2009 Tommy Evans Gowran, Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane.
2010 Seamus Power Kilmurray Ibrickane, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane. 
2011 Kenneth Rogers St John’s, Rosemary Ryan Bilboa. 
2012 Michael Shannon Kilnaboy, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane. 
2013 Christopher Bracken Thurles Crokes, Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane. 
2014 Kevin Moore Dundrum, Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane. 
2015 Stephen Hunter St Michael’s, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.
2016 Declan Moore Bilboa, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane. 
2017 David Mansfield Clonliffe Harriers, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.
2018 Freddy Keron Sittuk Kenya, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.
2019 David Mansfield Clonmel, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane. 
2020 Virtual Kevin Moore Dundrum, Dymphna Ryan Dundrum.
2021 Sergiu Ciobanu Clonliffe Harriers, Lizzie Lee Leevale.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Notice: IMRA Galtees Half-Marathon - Sat 25th June 2022


The IMRA Galtee Half-Marathon is coming up on Saturday the 25th of June 2022.

DESCRIPTION: Galtees Half Marathon
COUNTY: Limerick
DATE: Saturday 25 June, 2022
TIME: 11:00CLIMB (M):1107
DISTANCE (KM):21.10EVENT DIFFICULTY:10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km
RACE MARKING: Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS ALLOWED: Yes
LEAGUES: Munster Half-Marathon League 
ENTRY CLOSES: 022-06-24 18:00:00
ENTRY COST: €25


The route map is shown above. It is quite challenging and is more suited for experienced trail runners. 

It goes over the top of the Galtees from Galtybeg to Lyracappul and there are some incredible views in all directions.

As always, annual membership of IMRA (€10) is required.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Notice: Moycarkey Coolcroo 5km & 10k race, Tipperary - Fri 17th June 2022

It's back! The Moycarkey Coolcroo AC 5km & 10km road race in Littleton, Co.Tipperary is coming up on Friday the 17th of June 2022.



Registration will be in the Littleton Community Centre with the start and finish lines close by.



From Moycarkey Coolcroo AC.... Moycarkey Coolcroo AC will be hosting its 5k & 10k road races in Littleton on Friday 17th of June 2022 @7:30pm. The cost is is €10 for the 5k & €15 for the 10k.

Both Races start at the same time @ 7:30pm and both starts are a short distance from race registration & there is parking at the Moycarkey Borris Community & Sports Center Littleton to the left of the Church of Ireland, 


The 5k start line is 100m or so ahead of the 10k start line. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult in the Family 5k Walk/Run, This will be our first race back since our last race in 2019.

Refreshments afterwards next to the community sports centre.

Preview.......A preview of the 5k route with maps and photos can be seen HERE



The club's website is http://moycarkeycoolcrooac.com

As can be seen from the map below, the village of Littleton is just off the M8 motorway so it's easy to get to.


Clothing Collection: We also have a Clothing Collection fundraiser(Clean, used clothing, shoes, belts & bedding are all acceptable - excluding - duvets, pillows and cushions.) the day after if people coming

to the race they might have some old clothes that they need to offload.

All monies raised go back into club development of our club field which is beside the Community Center when you get your registration, 

It was a dilapidated field which we have been renovating the last few years which we now own and are in hopes of building an Olympic standard Track by the year 2027 but we need help funding which the races and clothing collection will help immensely.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Notice: Clonmel Half-Marathon - Sun 28th August 2022


It's back! The 2022 edition of the Boston Scientific Clonmel Half-Marathon in Co Tipperary will be held on Sunday the 28th of August at 10am.

This race is organised by Clonmel AC and they have  a new route this year. Info to follow...

There is a dry fit top and a medal for the first 500 to enter.

The entry fee is €35 before the 1st of July and it's €45 from the 1st of July to the 15th of August. Online registration only.

Entries HERE


Race HQ is Gaelcholaiste Cheitinn, The Mall Clonmel, post code E91 K2E2

All race numbers will be Posted out before the event so this base will be used for after race and there will be refreshments etc


Race start is about 1 km from here on the Old Waterford road as the normal base at the LIT Complex on the by pass is not available this year.

Members of Clonmel AC at the launch of the 2022 Boston Scientific Half-Marathon

More info to follow...

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Notice: Dromana 5-mile road race - Fri 10th June 2022


As part of their 2022 Summer Series, West Waterford AC are holding their Dromana 5-mile road race on Friday the 10th of June 2022.

The race starts at 7:30am and the entry fee is €10.

You can enter online HERE




Notes from West Waterford AC... 
BUS TO RACE START - Please note those taking the bus to the race start in Villierstown from Cappoquin , the bus will be leaving from the GAA pitch are at 6.15 sharp. Race start at 7.30 pm.

ONLINE ENTRY FOR DROMANA  5 NOW OPEN.

You can register online for the Dromana 5 now at the link below for 10 euro.

https://eventmaster.ie/event/L89GHp3H76

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Notice: Mary Doyle Memorial 5k in New Inn, Tipperary - Sat 11th June 2022


The Mary Doyle Memorial 5k road race in New Inn, Tipperary is coming up on Saturday the 11th of June 2022 at 7:30.

The entry fee is €10 and you can enter on the night.

This race is being promoted by Clonmel AC... "The Mary Doyle Memorial 5K Road Race takes place on Saturday night 11 th June , at 7.30pm. 

Registration will take place in the Rockwell Rovers complex from 6.30pm onwards. 

Entry fee is 10 Euros for athletes and 5 Euro for walkers entries  taken on the night.

Chip Timing will be provided by Premier Timing Systems."


The village of New Inn is located very close to the M8 motorway so getting there shouldn't be a problem. 

If you're coming on the M8 from the North then take Exit 9 which is just to the south of Cashel. If you're coming on the M8 from the South then take Exit 10 near Cahir.


The race HQ is at the Rockwell Rovers grounds which are about 300m to the north of the crossroads in New Inn on the R639 road to Cashel.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Notice: Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 6th Aug 2022


The Run Killarney Half-Marathon and 10k is on this year on Saturday the 6th of August 2022.

This is very popular event with runners taking in the spectacular Killarney National Park.

The event website is... https://runkillarney.com/

The event includes a dry fit top and a medal.

Both the Half-Marathon & 10k have a start time of 9am but that is subject to change.

This will obviously be of interest to anyone who wants a weekend away in Killarney.

More details to follow but visit their website to register.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Notice: IMRA Coillte Trail League - May to Oct 2022


The Irish Mountain Running Association (IMRA) are holding a series of trail races in various woods in counties Cork, Limerick and Tipperary from May to October 2022.

These are easier than the usual type of IMRA mountain race and would make for a good introduction to trail running for experienced runners.

IMRA membership for 2022 is required (€10) for insurance purposes.

There are 8 races in the trail league and they are...

1) Cork... Sun 29th May 2022... IMRA Curragh Woods 8km... €7... 

2) Cork... Sun 12th June 2022... IMRA Kilworth Wood 7km... €7... 

3) Limerick... Sun 10th July 2022... IMRA Keeper Hill 6km... €7... 

4) Tipperary... Sun 24th July 2022... IMRA Sliabhnamuck 7km... €7... 

5) Cork... Sun 31st July 2022... IMRA Garryduff Woods 7km... €7... 

6) Tipperary... Sun 28th August 2022... IMRA Scarragh Woods 7km... €7... 

7) Limerick... Sat 17th September 2022... IMRA Cannon Sheehan 14km... €7... 

8) Cork... Sun 2nd October 2022... IMRA Curraghbinny Woods 5km... €7... 

For more info and to enter, go to https://imra.ie/events/

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Limerick: Results of the Michal Rejmer 10 Mile - Sun 15th May 2022

A modest 133 runners turned out for this 10-mile road race in Co Limerick

Top 3 men & women...

1 Michael MCMAHON 00:55:36 706 M M40
2 Karl LENIHAN 00:55:54 679 M M40
3 Aogán MACDOMHNAILL 00:58:10 611 M M40
10 Siobhan O'DOHERTY 01:02:26 141 F FS
16 Murna GRIFFIN O'MALLEY 01:05:14 713 F F40
19 Ailbhe MCDAID 01:07:19 603 F FS

Full results HERE

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Limerick: Results of the Galbally 4-mile - Fri 13th May 2022

There were 94 finishers in this years Mile Curley Cunningham 4-miler in Galbally, Co Limerick. This is down 53% on the 200 that cross the finish line back in 2019.

1 Declan Moore Bilboa     20:33 SM 274
2 Ian O Halloran Boru Tri     21:00 SM 257
3 Paddy Cummins Moycarkey Coolroo     21:03 SM 317
5 Dymphna Ryan Dundrum     22:47 SF 279
10 Niamh Moore Leevale     23:40 SF 249
18 Julie McCarthy Bilboa     25:24 SF 269

Full results HERE


Results of the Ballinroad 5k race in West Waterford - Fri 13th May 2022

172 runners took part in this 5k race near Dungarvan in Co Waterford.

Place Time Name Team Category Pace KM No
1 0:16:06 MURPHY, Noel Waterford A.C. Male Sn 03:13.2 180
2 0:16:10 O'BRIEN, Craig Ferrybank A.C. Male Sn 03:14.0 93
3 0:16:20 SHEIL, Niall St Killians A.C. Male 45 03:16.0 109
25 0:19:30 FITZGERALD, Kelly West Waterford A.C. Female Sn 03:54.0 98
32 0:19:48 BURKE, Ciara West Waterford A.C. Female Sn 03:57.6 69
45 0:20:35 DROHAN, Eveleen West Waterford A.C. Female 40 04:07.0 13

Full results HERE

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Notice: Ballinroad 5k road race in W Waterford - Fri 13th May 2022


The Ballinroad 5k race is coming up in Dungarvan on Friday the 13th of July 2022 at 7:30pm. This is the 1st race of 6 in the West Waterford Summer Series

This race costs €10 to enter and you have to pre-enter. 

Entry link HERE

Ballinroad is in the eastern suburbs of Dungarvan town.

Info from West Waterford AC... "THE AHS TUNING IRELAND TO SPONSOR 7th ANNUAL BALLINROAD 5K KICK STARTS SUMMER RACE PROGRAMME.

Our first race in the new look summer road race programme for 2022 will get underway with the AHS Tuning Ireland sponsored Ballinroad 5k on Friday May 13th at 7.30 pm. 

Firstly our sincere thanks to John Coleman of AHS for his continued sponsorship of this race which he has sponsored for the past 7 years. All at our club wish John and his team ever success in his new premises out on Coolagh road where he has recently moved to a bigger premises with his successful AHS Tuning Ireland business.

This year once again after a two year break due to covid we are delighted to be able to help and support the local community in Ballinroad as the local soccer club Ballinroad A.F.C. will be the benefactors of the race , with monies donated towards their Pitch fund. 

The race will incorporate a fun run/walk with proceeds from them going towards the clubs fund for this project. 

Starting at 7.30 pm with Ballinroad community hall as the race H. Q. 

A huge turnout is expected if last year is anything to go by as we deem the race to be the fastest flattest 5k course around. As you know in West Waterford AC we like to cater for all and have different prize structures in all our races, for the Ballinroad race we will have prizes for the top 5 men and women with lots and lots of spots for down the field finishers. 

The entry fee is 10 euro pre entry online.

The course chosen for the race is an excellent out and back course which is very flat so if it’s your first attempt at the 5k distance or you’re looking for a fast time on a flat- fast course this is your opportunity to shine. 

See you all Friday 13th May for race one."

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Notice: West Waterford AC Summer Series - May to July 2022


There are six races in this years West Waterford AC Summer Series with most of them in or to the west of Dungarvan. Each race costs just €10 to enter or you can enter the series for €50.

Series entry link HERE

From West Waterford AC... "After a break for the past 2 years we are delighted to annunce our Summer Schedule of races starting in Ballinroad with our very popular 5k race and finishing in Ballinameela on the 22nd July in another very popular 5k route with all past participants. 

This is an unique opportunity to enter all 6 races in advance and just turn up on the night to each race and run!  So get your entries in quickly and be ready for a super summer of racing once more. "

Please note that you must pre-enter these races online.

List of races are as follows:

Ballinroad 5K -  13th May 2022 - Info on WWAC website - Entry LINK

Ardmore 5 Miles -  27th May 2022

Dromana 5 Miles -  10th Jun 2022

Ballymacarby 5 Miles -  1st July 2022

Dungarvan 10K -  8th July 2022

Balinameela 5K -  22nd July 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Notice: IMRA Mangerton Mountain Race - Sun 8th May 2022


This IMRA event is quite a challenge and is real mountain run. While the distance is quite modest at about 10kms, there is about 700m of ascent.

You would probably need to be able to handle the half-marathon distance comfortably before undertaking a race like this. 

The most interesting part of the run is the loop around the Devil's Punchbowl with some amazing views out over the lakes of Killarney.

COUNTY:Kerry
DATE:Sunday 8 May, 2022
TIME:13:00
CLIMB (M):700
DISTANCE (KM):9.60
ENTRY CLOSES:2022-05-07 18:00:00
ENTRY COST:€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s

Event page HERE

Monday, May 2, 2022

Results & Photos of the Great Limerick Run Marathon, Half-Marathon & 6 mile - 1st May 2022

The annual Great Limerick Run was held on Sunday the 1st of May 2022 with thousands taking part between the full marathon, half-marathon & 6-mile.

Marathon... 

Top 5 men
1353 Sergiu Ciobanu Male 1 M35+ 1 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 02:21:21
1143 Sean Hehir Male 2 M35+ 2 METRO/ST. BRIGID'S A.C. 02:26:30
1897 Tudor Mircea Moldovan Male 3 M35+ 3 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 02:29:01
2198 John Kinsella Male 4 M35+ 4 BILBOA A.C. 02:32:47
1679 Myles Gibbons Male 5 M45+ 1 SLIABH BHUIDE ROVERS A.C. 02:34:19

Top 5 women
1899 Caitriona Jennings Female 1 F35+ 1 LETTERKENNY A.C. 02:41:09
1109 Neasa De Burca Female 2 F45+ 1 GALWAY CITY HARRIERS A.C. 02:58:47
1142 Siobhan Lee Female 3 F35+ 2 GALWAY CITY HARRIERS A.C. 02:59:48
1043 Katarzyna Bobka Female 4 F35+ 3 AN BRU AC 03:08:38
1172 Clare Coleman Female 5 F35+ 4 DOONEEN A.C. 03:16:35 

Marathon results HERE

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Half-Marathon...

Top 5 men
6623 Peter Somba Male 1 MSEN 1 01:04:39
6452 Tim O Donoghue Male 2 M35+ 1 EAST CORK A.C. 01:05:06
5188 Conor Mc Cauley Male 3 M35+ 2 LEEVALE A.C. 01:08:24
5919 John Shine Male 4 M35+ 3 LEEVALE A.C. 01:10:26
6381 Mossy Bracken Male 5 MSEN 2 MOYCARKEY COOLCROO A.C. 01:11:06

Top 5 women
6757 Courtney Mc Guire Female 1 FSEN 1 01:20:55
4145 Siobhan O Doherty Female 2 F35+ 1 BORRISOKANE A.C. 01:21:12
4585 Catherine Thornton Female 3 F35+ 2 CRUSADERS A.C. 01:21:49 35
4051 Linda O Sullivan Female 4 F45+ 1 WATERGRASSHILL A.C. 01:22:13
6728 Angela Mc Cann Female 5 F45+ 2 CLONMEL A.C. 01:24:36

Half-Marathon results HERE

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6-Mile...

Top 3 men & women
10560 Jose Ignacio Gimenez Perez Male 1 MSEN 1 ENNIS TRACK A.C. 00:29:33
12380 Niall Shanahan Male 2 M35+ 1 00:30:30
13568 Jason Fahy Male 3 M35+ 2 00:30:46
12099 Jessica Coyne Female 1 FSEN 1 LEEVALE A.C. 00:35:20
9001 Ciara Peelo Female 2 F35+ 1 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:40:31
13509 Clodagh Galvin Female 3 FSEN 2 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:40:37

6-mile results HERE

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Photos...
1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Notice: Ballyhoura Mountain Trail Marathon, Half-Marathon & Ultra - Sat 30th April 2022


There are 3 race distances on offer as part of the Ballyhoura Trail Marathon event which takes place on Saturday the 30th of April 2022 in the Ballyhoura Mountains on the Cork - Limerick border.



The events start and finishes in the town of Kilfinane and the routes weave their way through narrow country roads and up forest trails as they loop through the countryside. Runners usually finish from 4-6 hours.


Please visit the individual event pages (click on links below) on www.imra.ie for further details on each event and on how to register: There is also information on the Ballyhoura Trail Marathon Facebook page.

Ballyhoura Trail Half Marathon... 21.1kms... €40... 11 am

Ballyhoura Trail Marathon... 42km... €50... 9am

Ballyhoura Trail Ultra Marathon... 60kms... €60... 7am

Make sure you enter before 11pm Mon 18th April to get the dry fit top as these need to be ordered in advance.