Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tipperary...Results of the Moore Abbey Milers One Mile Dash - Sun 28th Dec 2014

3 GARY EGAN    AN BRU AC    M40    5:0.1
17 CATRIONA FARRELL    AN BRU AC    SW    5:45.3
21 Mary-Louise Ryan    MOORE ABBEY MILERS AC    SW    6:01.3

The full results can be seen HERE

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 4 mile road race - Fri 26th Dec 2014

1 Kevin Cooper    Ferrybank AC    SM    19:09
2 Sergiu Ciobanu    Clonliffe Harriers AC    SM    19:16
3 Dermot Cummins    West Waterford AC    SM    19:28
16 Siobhain O Doherty    Borrisokane AC    SW    22:17
50 Laura Tobin    Clonmel AC    JW    24:20
51 Grace McConnell    Abbeyleix AC    SW    24:22

Full results HERE

Report from Clonmel AC...The St Stephen's Day 4 miler took place in good conditions with little breeze and good temperatures. The pace was fast from the start and Kevin Cooper of Ferrybank made his debut performance in this very popular race a winning one when coming home� a very convincing winner in 19 mins 9 secs, brilliant piece of front running, moving well clear over the Closing stages. Then we had former winner Sergio Ciobanu of Clonliffe Harriers also running very well when finishing 2nd in 19 mins 16 secs. Dermot Cummins of West Waterford also ran well when finishing 3rd in 19 mins 28 secs with local favourite Niall McCormack finishing a good 4th in 19 mins 29 secs and Kenneth Rodgers of St John's Clare finishing 5th in 19 mins 34 secs. 

In the Master categories the winners were 1st 0/40 William O Dwyer Dundrum AC 21 mins 22 secs, 2nd 0/40 David Ryan Clonmel AC 21 mins 32 secs, 1st 0/45 Tom Blackburn Moore Abbey Milers AC 22 mins 33 secs, 2nd 0/45 Pat Ryan Dundrum AC 22 mins 42 secs, 1st 0/50 Bernard Feery Fethard AC 23 mins 44 secs, 2nd 0/50 Joe Keeney Coolquill AC 25 mins 19 secs, 1st 0/55 Billy Prout Clonmel AC 26 mins 11 secs, 1st 0/60 Ned O Brien Clonmel AC 28 mins 10 secs, 1st 0/65 Eamon Crowley Clonmel AC 33 mins 49 secs, 1st 0/70 Myles McHugh Clonmel AC 32 mins 27 secs, 1st 0/75 Pierse Purcell Clonmel AC 49 mins 30 secs. The top 3 Junior men were 1st Darren Dunne Nenagh Olympic 20 mins 41 secs, 2nd Patrick Cleary Clonmel AC 23 mins 52 secs and 3rd Zach Anderson Clonmel 24 mins 47 secs.

In the Ladies race we had Siobhain O Doherty of Borrisokane showing that she has recovered well from helping the Irish Ladies team win European bronze medals at the recent Cross Country Championship in Bulgaria. Siobhain ran well when coming home a clear winner when 16th overall to win in 22 mins 17 secs. Then we had Laura Tobin of Clonmel coming through strongly over the closing stages to finish 2nd in a very good time and a PB for the distance when recording 24 mins 20 secs. Then we had Grace McConnell of Abbeyleix finishing 3rd in 24 mins 22 secs with Aine Roche of Clonmel 4th in 25 mins 8 secs and Dymphna Ryan of Dundrum AC 5th in 25 mins 27 secs.

In the Master Ladies categories the winners were:1st 0/35 Rebecca Doocey Clonmel AC 26 mins 38 secs, 2nd 0/35 Tracy Culleton Ballynonty AC 27 mins 11 secs, 3rd 0/35 Helen Fitzgerald Cahir 27 mins 47 secs, 1st 0/40 Angel McCann Clonmel AC 25 mins 6 secs, 2nd 0/40 Orla Fleming Clonmel AC 27 mins 7 secs, 1st 0/45 Helen O Ceallaigh Clonmel AC 31 mins 28 secs, 1st 0/50 Mary Mulcahy St Finbarrs AC 29 mins 56 secs,1st 0/55 Marian Hughes Thurles Crokes AC 34 mins 10 secs, 1st 0/60 Hazel Stapleton Clonmel 39 mins 28 secs. The top two Junior Ladies were Aoife Laste Clonmel Ac in a fine time of 25 mins 1 sec, a PB and 2nd was Emma Durand of Clonmel AC also setting a PB when finishing in 27 mins 57 secs.

The Club Chairman, Frank Lynch, thanked everyone for making this event a very successful one, he paid special mention to the Gardai, the Civil Defence, the Gael Cholaiste Cheitinn committee for the use of their fine facilities and our Social committee who looked after the Post Race Refreshments as well as our many stewards and officials who looked after the entries.

Waterford...Results of the Tallow Community Council 5k fun run - Fri 26th Dec 2014

Frank Hayes    17.12
John Beecher    18.07
Liam Lacy    18.50

Kevin Hayes    20.02
Alan Carr    20.11
Will Curley    20.17
Ronnie Usley    20.31
Shane Cotter    20.43
John Mulcahy    20.58
Billy O Regan    21.03
Steven Carr    21.40
Steve Dunning    22.14
Mike Walsh    22.58
Troy Spisk    23.08
Brian Feeney    23.28
Billy Cantalon    23.46
Bill Kingston    23.50
Dave Wallace    23.51
Jake Chambers    25.32
Cortney Canning    26.12
Eoin McGrath    26.26
Kealan Hogan    26.40
Ben Aherne    27.48
John Hennessy    28.24
Mark Payne    28.24
Cillian Cotter    28.40
Liam Hogan    30.26
Michael Feeney    30.28
Paul England    31.15
James Tobin    31.54
Steven Whelan    33.03
Orla Tuohy    20.07
Stephaine Usley    22.23
Mary Hogan    22.36

Caobhie Hayes    22.51
Catherine Clancy    23.06
Kate Leahy    24.15
Tricia Barry    24.40
Una Kingston    24.47
Ann Geary    25.02
Deirdre McCarthy    25.03
Georgina Cunningham    25.33
Kathleen O'Brien    25.40
Niamh Pyne    25.40
Rose McDonnell    26.53
Michelle McCarthy    27.00

Mary Feeney 27.49
Tricia Moloney    29.16
Ann Feeney    29.25
Katie England    31.15
Nessia Whelan    32.58
Kate Canning    33.26
Aoife mcCarthy    34.54

Gillian power 35.01

Caobhie Cotter    36.45

Clare...Results of the Moy NS 5k & 10k run...Lahinch, Co.Clare - Sun 28th Dec 2014

1    0:22:51    AINE KEANE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare    F 5k
2    0:23:37    EIMEAR KEANE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare    F 5k
3    0:26:17    GRAINNE LYNCH,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare    F 5k

1    0:20:34    LIAM GRAY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare    M 5k
2    0:21:31    GARRY TWOMEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare    M 5k
3    0:21:36    CILLIAN O MALLEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare    M 5k 

1    0:42:47    DYMPNA O DWYER,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare    F 10k
2    0:45:19    SUE GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare    F 10k
3    0:47:33    MAGGIE MALONE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare    F 10k

1    0:35:42    THOMAS GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare    M 10k
2    0:40:19    JOHN O MALLEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare    M 10k
3    0:42:12    TOM MACKEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare    M 10k

The full results are HERE

Photos HERE

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Farranfore 5k - Fri 26th Dec 2014

Not exactly sure what happened but the distance was 5.65 kms this year instead of 5.

1 17:49.6 Tim O Connor    An Riocht AC    M    O35
2 18:22.6 Anthony    Mannix    Leevale AC    M    Snr
3 18:36.2 Simon    Mangan    Gneeveguilla AC    M    Senior
20 20:10.4 Maria    McCarthy    FFMV    F    O40
23 20:27.9 Carol    Finn    Leevale AC    F    Senior
28 20:56.1 Corrina    Teahan    St. Finbarrs AC    F    Senior

The full results can be seen HERE

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Limerick...Results of the Caherdavin 5m & 10m road race - Fri 26th Dec 2014

The Caherdavin 5 mile and 10 mile road race was organised by Athletics Limerick and washeld on the 26th of Dec 2014. There were 98 in the 5m and 129 in the 10m.

5 mile
1 29:29    DRUMM, Orla    Crusaders AC    Women
2 35:12    DEEGAN, Yvonne    Individual    Women O40
3 37:23    DOWNES, Orla    Individual    Women O40
4 38:06    SKAUFEL, Pamela    Individual    Women O40
5 38:22    DOWNES, Aideen    Individual    Women O40
6 39:29    O SULLIVAN, Maire    Limerick Country Club    Women O40

1 28:25    DUGGAN, Bernard    Individual    Men
2 28:55    BEARY, Eoghan    Junior Men
3 29:40    WEBB, Alan    Individual    Men
4 29:56    MCGUIRE, Darragh    Men
5 31:19    SCANLON, Tim    Individual    Men
6 31:47    O CALLAGHAN, Barry    West Limerick A C    Men

10 mile
1  1:07:23 COUGHLAN, Becky Ennis Track A C    Women
2 1:10:30    LOWE MC MAHON, Cara    Individual    Junior Women
3 1:12:23    LAFFAN, Niamh    Limerick Country Club    Women
4 1:12:29    CLANCY, Rachel    Individual    Women
5 1:14:36    FINN, Deirdre    Individual    Women O40
6 1:14:44    DUGGAN, Loretto    Individual    Women O40

1 54:10    CARMODY, Michael    Individual    Men
2 56:19    LIDDANE, James    Individual    Men
3 56:25    O BRIEN, Aaron    West Limerick A C    Men
4 56:49    MCINTYRE, James                       Individual    Men O40
5 57:23    TURNER, Colm    Limerick A C    Men
6 57:49    FITZGERALD, Paul    Limerick A C    Men

The full results can be seen HERE

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Notice...Beaufort 10k road race, Kerry - Thurs 1st Jan 2015

The annual Beaufort 10k road race is coming up in Co.Kerry on Thursday the 1st of January at 12 noon. This race is organised by the Star of the Laune AC and is always a popular one with runners.

The entry fee is €15 and this include a dry-fit t-shirt.

There is also a bonus for breaking the course record of 29:45 set by John Lenihan. 

Beaufort is about 5 miles west of Killarney. Look for the signpost on the N72 Killarney - Killorglin road.

Race HQ is at Beaufort Community Hall which is at the western side of Beaufort.

As for the course itself, there are a number of minor pulls but nothing of consequence. The first and last mile are largely flat while the rest of the course varies between 30 and 40m above sea level.

The view below shows the junction near the one mile mark with the Reeks in the distance visible for most of the race.

It's probably best described as a traditional club organised 10k race. No better way to kick off the year.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

GOAL mile at various locations in Munster...25th Dec 2014

Cork, Bishopstown...Venue: Cork IT, Oldtown, Bishopstown...Date: 25/12/14...Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Cork, Ballynoe...Venue: St Catherine's GAA Club...Date: 25/12/14...Time: 10:30am-Midday
Cork, Charleville...Venue: St Josephs Foundation, Charleville...Date: 01/01/2015...Time: Midday...GOAL Organiser: Michael Herlihy...Phone: 086 316 8954
Cork, Doneraile Park, Doneraile...Date: 25/12/2014...Time: 10am-Midday...Organiser: John Holland...Phone: 085 243 2115

Kerry, Kenmare...Venue: Faungorth Activity Centre, Kenmare...Date: 25/12/14...Time: 10am - Midday ...GOAL Organiser: Tom O'Connor...Phone: 064 664 1406
Kerry, Cahersiveen...Venue: South Kerry Sports Centre...Date: 25/12/14...Time: 10am - 11am ...GOAL Organiser: Lorcan Murphy...Phone: 087 790 7839
Kerry, Killorglan...Venue: The Dragon's Den, Intermediate School, Killorglin...Date: 25/12/14...Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm...GOAL Organiser: Michael Mangan...Phone: 066 976 1597
Kerry, Killarney...Venue: Deenagh Lodge, Killarney...Date: 25/12/14...Time: 10am - 12.30pm...GOAL Mile Organiser: Anne Mangan...Phone: 087 689 1218
Kerry, Castleisland...Venue: Castleisland Sthletic Track...Date: 25/12/2014...Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm...GOAL Organiser: Bill Costello...Phone: 066 714 1356

Limerick, Crecora...Venue: Crecora GAA Pitch...Date: 25/12/14...Time: Midday ...GOAL Organiser: John Power...Phone: 085 174 4498
Limerick, University of Limerick...Venue: University of Limerick Athletics Track...Date: 25/12/2014...Time: 11am-1pm...GOAL Organiser name: Gus Ahern...Phone:087 699 3967
Limerick, Ballybrown...Venue: Ballybrown Community Resource Centre....Date: 25/12/14...Time: Midday...GOAL Organiser: Frank O'Sullivan...Phone: 086 817 7921

Clare, Ennis...Venue: The Fairgreen, Centre of Ennis [St Joseph's Hospital Side Entrance]...Date: 25/12/14...Time: 11am-1pm ...GOAL Organiser: Mary Collins...Phone: 086 102 9000

Tipperary, Borrisokane...Venue: Borrisokane AC...Date: 25/12/2014...Time: 9am-11am...GOAL Organiser: John O'Farrell...Phone:087 221 0115
Tipperary, Moyglass...Venue: Moyglass Sports & Leisure Centre...Date: 25/12/2014...Time: 11am...GOAL Organiser: Kevin Shelly...Phone: 086 823 1019
Tipperary, Fethard...Venue: Town Hall...Date: 25/12/14...Time: Midday ...GOAL Organiser: Colm McGrath...Phone: 086 350 2360...Tipperary, Carrick-on-Suir
Tipperary...Venue: Ormonde Castle, ...Date: 25/12/14...Time: 11am ...GOAL Organiser: Margaret Power...Phone: 087 751 7861

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Notice...Clonmel 4 mile road race - Sun 26th Dec 2014

From the organisers Clonmel AC...
St Stephen’s Day 4 Mile Road Race
Preparations are well advanced for this year’s race which once again takes place on St Stephen’s Day at 12 noon. 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 event will be chip timed by Premier Timing Systems. As well as the usual list of Prizes 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.

There will also be Post Race Refreshments in the Vocational School.
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. The entry Fee is 10 Euros. 

This year’s race will start close to the Loreto Convent and proceeding down to Sir Thomas’s Bridge via the Coleville road and Kilganey.  At Sir Thomas’s Bridge it will proceed over to Ferryhouse where the athletes will turn left at the Bulmers Roundabout and proceed back to Clonmel to finish close to Barlo Motors on the Davis road. The Club would like to thank the South Tipperary Vocational Committee for the use of their fine facilities at the Mall. There will also be changing facilities available. This is an ideal run to cure the Christmas festivities and all levels of fitness will be catered for, walkers, joggers, fun runners and everyone are welcome to participate. For further enquiries please contact Niall at 086 1660888. 

Last year the Club promoted a very successful 4 mile road race on St Stephen’s day where 412 athletes participated. Even the weather was in our favour as athletes had good dry conditions to compete in. Such conditions led to some very good performances with many achieving a PB over this course, which is now considered one of the best 4 mile courses in the country. The 1st 5 men were: 1st Eoin Everard (Kilkenny City Harriers) 18 mins 59 secs, Sean Tobin (Clonmel) 2nd in 19 mins 3 secs, 3rd Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers) 19 mins 4 secs, 4th Brian Maher (Kilkenny City Harriers) 19 mins 7 secs with Brian McMahon (Clonliffe Harriers) 5th in 19 mins 41 secs. This race has been promoted by the Club since 1988 when 87 athletes took part. Since then it has grown in stature and in 2008 we change the course to its present route which is basically the old route in reverse and it has received great reviews ever since. Eoin Everard’s brilliant performance of 18 mins 59 secs puts him in 3rd place overall behind Sandis Bralitis (West Waterford) who ran 18 mins 54 secs in 2008 and David McCarthy (West Waterford) who ran 18:58 in 2011.
In the Ladies race the top 5 were: 1st Siobhain O Doherty (Borrisokane) 21 mins 50 secs, great performance and she set a new course record and she is the only woman to get under 22 minutes for this course. 2nd Angela McCann (Clonmel) 23:11 with Dympna Ryan (Dundrum) 3rd in 23:31, Grace McConnell (Ballyroan / Abbeyleix)  4th senior lady in 24:30 with Sandra Bowe (Clonmel) 5th in 24:49.

Maps and directions HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Fethard 5k Santa Fun Run - Sun 21st Dec 2014

The results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 4k race - Wed 10th Dec 2014

The final race in the very popular Clonmel 4k series was on Wednesday the 10th of Dec 2014.

1    Michael Ryan    14:44.8
2    Joey Feery    14:50.8
3    Gary Grant    15:09.8
11    Clare Annan    15:49.4
33    Angela McCann    17:47
34    Yvonne O Connor    17:47.7

From Clonmel AC....The curtain came down on a very successful 4k series with the 6th and final race which attracted an entry of 111 athletes. The athletes had to contend with dry but blustery conditions. Competition was keen with Michael Ryan coming home a clear winner in 14 mins 45 secs with Joey Feery 2nd in 14 mins 51 secs with Gary Grant 3rd in 15 mins 10 secs. The top three women were Clare Annan 15 mins 50 secs, 2nd Angela McCann 17 mins 47 secs and 3rd Yvonne O Connor in 17 mins 49 secs. The Club would like to thank the Brothers of Charity, Civil Defence, our many stewards and helpers who helped to make this series our most successful Pre Christmas series ever.

The full results can be seen HERE

Waterford...Results of the Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile road race - Sun 14th Dec 2014

139 took part in this 5 mile race.

1 ZAKIS Raivis M  27:48  5:34
2 KENNEALLY Kevin M  28:16  5:39
3 WYLEY Rory M  28:36  5:43
29 WALSH Corinna F  33:33 6:43
35 RHATIGAN Tata F  34:54  6:59
46 ANSBRO Deirdre F 35:37  7:07

Full results HERE

Limerick...Results of the Birdhill Half-Marathon, 10k & 5k - Sun 7th Dec 2014

The breakdown for this event was as follows....112 in the half, 253 in the 10k and 177 in the 5k.

The full results can be seen HERE

Clare...Results of the Sixmilebridge Eddie Murphy Memorial Marathon - Sun 16th Nov 2014

This was held in Sixmilebrodge on Sunday the 16th of November and was made up of a half-marathon, full 26.2 mile marathon, a 30 mile ultra-marathon and a 52 mile ultra-marathon.

A total of 120 people took part, down 14% on last years numbers.

The full results can be seen HERE

Monday, December 15, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Run Rudolph 5k - Sun 14th Dec 2014

1 228 Sean O'Sullivan 16.54 SM
2 294 Arthur Fitzgerald 17.03 SM
3 193 Gerard O'Sullivan 17.34 M40
13 219 Mary Barrett 21.54 SW
21 185 Suzanne O'Sullivan 22.46 F40
22 214 Janette Rahilly 22.49 SW

Full times HERE

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Waterford...Results & photos of the Waterford Half-Marathon - Sat 6th Dec 2014

This years Waterford Half-Marathon attracted a large field of just over 1500 runners. In 2013, there were 1384 finishers. It was 1352 in 2013. Now in 2014, it's up at 1509 which as half marathons go outside of Dublin, it's up there with the biggest.

Both the mens and womens course record weren't as much broken but utterly smashed. Martin Fagan took over 2 minutes off the mens record while Lizzie Lee took a huge three minutes thirty three seconds off the womens.

Male    Brian MacMahon    Clonliffe Harriers AC    1:06:37    2013
Female    Elish Kelly    Raheny Shamrocks    1:18:03    2013

1 Fagan    Martin 1:04:16 4:54/M    Open  
2 O'Leary    Cillian 1:08:37 5:14/M    Open    Raheny Shamrock AC
3 Callaghan Eoin 1:08:56 5:16/M    Open    Star of the Sea
4 Harrington Chris 1:09:09 5:17/M    Open    Leevale AC
5 Meade    John 1:09:35 5:19/M    Open    St. Finbarr's AC
6 Feely    Liam 1:09:51 5:20/M    Open    North Leitrim AC

11 Lee    Lizzie 1:14:30 5:41/M    Open    Leevale AC
19 O'Doherty    Siobhan 1:16:35 5:51/M    Open    Borrisokane AC
42 Curley    Pauline 1:20:09 6:07/M    Open    Tullamore Harriers AC
62 Curley    Anne 1:23:17 6:21/M    Open    Donore Harriers AC
89 Kearney Charlotte 1:24:34     6:27/M    Open    Donadea RC
106 McCann Angela 1:25:18     6:31/M    Open    Clonmel AC

The full results can be seen on the Total Timing website

Photos...(Updated 7pm Sun 7th Dec)
1) Waterford AC have a large gallery on their Facebook page HERE
2) Gearóid Ó Laoi has almost 1000 photos HERE 
3) John Coleman has some on his Facebook page HERE (Facebook account required to view)
4) West Waterford AC have a gallery HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 4k race - Wed 3rd Dec 2014

A total of 148 runners took part in this race in Clonmel.

1    Jimmy Boland    14:03
2    Shane Mullaney    14:16
3    Joey Feery    14:36
20    Aine Roche    16:33
39    Yvonne O Connor    17:22
44    Catherine Rice    17:32

From Clonmel AC......The 5th race of the 4k Series took place in cold but dry conditions and it was brilliant to see such a large entry and especially so as it was for a very worthy cause - My Canine Companion Autism Services. The format was Lucky Dip based on pre selected finishing positions and the lucky winners were Aine Roche, Vincent McHugh, Sheena Mullins, Ann Marie Looby, Nicola O Gorman, Josephine Brett and Dearbhla O Keeffe. We used the wave start where the first group went off at zero seconds, the Green numbers went off at 20 seconds, the White numbers went off at 40 seconds and the Orange numbers went off at 60 seconds. The results show the athletes actual finishing time having deducted their wave time, be it zero, -20, -40 or -60 seconds, depending on what colour number the athlete was wearing.
The 1st 3 men tonight were Jimmy Boland in 14 mins 3 secs, Shane Mullaney in 14mins 16 secs and Joey Feery in 14 mins 36 secs. The 1st 3 Women were Aine Roche 16 mins 33 secs, Yvonne O Connor in 17 mins 22 secs and Catherine Rice 17 mins 32 secs.
We will hold our last 4k next Wednesday night, December 10th, as a result of having to cancel the race on 26th November due to Road works. So come along and set a PB for your final 4k of 2014. This series of races has been a fantastic success and the Club would like to thank the Brothers of Charity, the Civil Defence and all our stewards and officials for ensuring each night was a brilliant success, such help is indeed necessary in order to run an event safely.

The full results can be seen HERE

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Athletic club membership stats at the end of Nov 2014

Athletics Ireland have just released the latest stats for membership of athletic clubs as of the end of November 2014. You can see it HERE

Monday, December 1, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Feet First Killarney 5k - Sat 29th Nov 2014

182 turned out for this the final race in the Feet First 5k series in Killarney.

1 Donal O'Callaghan    Riocht AC    M 16:41
2 Maurice Feehan        Gneeveguilla AC    M 16:45
3 Liam Tracey        Watergrassvill AC    M 16:46
16 Carol Finn        Leevale AC    F 18:12
19 Siobhan Daly        Gneeveguilla AC    F 19:03
33 Kana Akimoto        Precision Timing    F 20:12

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Pre-Season Track & Field Meet in Castleisland - Sat 29th Nov 2014

This Track & Field competition was held in Castleisland Co.Kerry and the events were....150m, 600m, 3000m and long jump. Photos HERE

Race 1 150 Sprint
Position Athlete Lane Club Time
1 Robert Bennett 2 CIT 17.20 Sec
2 Johnny O Sullivan 1 Listowel AC 17.63 Sec
3 PJ Galvin 4 Riocht AC 17.67 Sec
4 William O Connor 5 Riocht AC 17.84 Sec
5 Ger Cremin 3 Riocht AC 18.03 Sec
6 Roland Pika 6 Limerick AC 18.20 Sec
7 Liam O Brien 7 Togher AC 18.20 Sec
8 Dara O Carroll 8 Tralee Harriers 18.48 Sec

Race 2 150 Sprint
Position Athlete Lane Club Time
1 Risteard Clifford 2 Riocht AC 18.34 Sec
2 Keneth Lee 4 Templemore AC 18.45 Sec
3 Nikolai O Connor 8 Tralee Harrriers 18.64 Sec
4 kevin Lynch 6 Listowel Ac 18.64 Sec
5 Cian Talbot 7 Tralee Harrriers 18.70 Sec
6 Corey Kissane 3 Riocht Ac 18.96 Sec
7 Jason Roche 5 Tralee Harrriers 19.42 Sec

Race 3 150 Sprint
Position Athlete Lane Club Time
1 Aoife O Carroll 6 Tralee Harriers 19.47 Sec
2 Rachel Moriarty 7 Listowel Ac 19.91 Sec
3 Aobhinn O Brien 5 Tralee Harriers 20.44 Sec
4 Niamh Cullen 3 Listowel Ac 20.56 Sec
5 Rachel Bowler 4 Tralee Harriers 21.04 Sec

Race 4 150 Sprint
Position Athlete Lane Club Time
1 Johnny O Sullivan 4 Listowel AC 17.71 Sec
2 Pj Galvin 3 Riocht Ac 17.83 Sec
3 Nikolai O Connor 5 Tralee Harriers 18.71 Sec
4 Corey Kissane 6 Riocht Ac 18.94 Sec
5 Rachel Moriarty 7 Listowel AC 19.95 Sec

Position Athlete Club Time
1 Liam O Brien Togher Ac 1 min 25.52 Sec
2 Risteard Clifford Riocht Ac 1 min 26.51 Sec
3 Kevin Lynch Listowel Ac 1 min 28.82 sec
4 Dara O Carroll Tralee harriers 1 min 29.78 sec
5 Michael O Se FFMV 1 min 29.82 Sec
6 Daragh Browne Listowel Ac 1 min 39.58 Sec
7 Aoife O Mahony Listowel Ac 1 min 51.98 Sec

3000 Meters Men
Position Athlete Club Time
1 James Doran Riocht Ac 9 Min 20.17 Sec
2 Daragh Browne Listowel Ac 9 Min 43.16 Sec
3 Donal White Kerry Crusaders 9 Min 52.91 Sec

3000 Meters Women
Position Athlete Club Time
1 Aoife O Mahony Listowel Ac 11 min 18.98 Sec
2 Miriam McKenna Listowel Ac 11 Min 21.89 sec

Long Jump men
Position Athlete Club Best Distance Round 1 Round2 Round 3 Round 4
1 Pj Galvin Riocht Ac 6.02 Meters 5.81 5.99 6.02 5.71
2 Roland Pika Limerick Ac 5.88 Meters 5.66 foul 5.72 5.88
3 Tomas Griffin Riocht Ac 5.67 Meters 5.67 5.48 5.47 foul
4 Nikolai O Connor Tralee Harriers 4.33 Meters foul 4.33 foul foul

Long Jump Women
Position Athlete Club Best Distance Round 1 Round2 Round 3 Round 4
1 Aobhinn O Brien Tralee Harriers 5.06 Meters Foul 5.06 4.93 4.93
2 Rachel Bowler Tralee Harriers 4.79 Meters no jump 4.65 foul 4.79
3 Aoife O Carroll Tralee Harriers 4.69 Meters 4.38 4.69 4.62 Foul

Clonmel AC take National Senior Marathon Team Title

After about a delay of about a month, Athletics Ireland have now updated the results of the national marathon which was part of the Dublin Marathon back in late October. It has now been confirmed that Clonmel AC senior womens team won the national title.

From Clonmel AC........We have just received confirmation that our Senior ladies team in this year’s National Marathon Championships which was run in association with the Dublin City Marathon are the National Senior Women Inter Club Marathon Champions. Congrats to Angela McCann, Siobhain McHugh and Aine Roche on a brilliant team achievement, absolutely fantastic, this team event was decided on a combined time of each club’s best three finishers. For the record Angela McCann ran 3 hours 5 mins 50 secs, Siobhain McHugh ran 3 hours 19 mins 4 secs and Aine Roche ran 3 hours 36 mins 43 secs for a combined time of 10 hours 1 min 37 secs with Crusaders of Dublin 2nd on a combined time of 10 hours 9 mins 12 secs and Dundrum South Dublin 3rd on 10 hours 22 mins 18 secs.
These were three fantastic achievements and a special congrats to both Siobhain McHugh and Aine Roche on winning their first All Ireland medal and Gold at that, absolutely fantastic and everyone at Clonmel AC are truly delighted for this talented trio.
Indeed Clonmel Athletic Club are maybe the only Club outside of Dublin to have teams that have won both the Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s Inter Club National Marathon Titles.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pre-Season Track & Field Meet...Castleisland, Co.Kerry - Sat 29th Nov 2014

Pre-Indoor Season Track & Field Meet in Castleisland...Sat 29th Nov 2014

Meet start time will be 12 noon , Saturday 29th November at Riocht AC Facility in Castleisland Co.Kerry.

Events...150m, 600m, 3000m, Long Jump, Shot Putt

Entries by email to

From the organisers......Simply drop us an email with your name , age, club . ( you don't need to be in a club)
State Your event or events . If you are entering the 150m sprint state your 100 or 200 Pb. for the 600 state your 400 or 800 pb. for the 3000 state your 1500, or 5k pb . Or indeed if you have a Pb for 150, 600 or 3000 feel free to state. long jump or shot Putt state PB. We will use the PB's to grade the meet. If you do not have a Pb then that's fine too we will grade you in a race to achieve a first Pb.
€5 entry fee can be paid the day of the Track meet. First event will be the 150s . meet will be concluded by 2pm.

Saturdays Track meet starts at 12 noon this coming 29th , first races will be the 150 sprints , from 12 to 12 :20 , followed by 3000 at 12:30 and 12:45 , the 600s will be on track at 1 :30 so plenty recovery for any long sprinters that wish to double up . Long Jump at 1 pm and Shot at 1:30 . Please register and collect numbers from 11 to 11:30


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Puck Warriors 5k & 10k - Sun 23rd Nov 2014

5K Top finishers
1   Ger Ladden   20:11
2   Declan Murphy   21:34
3   Jeremy Foley   22:02
1   Mary O'Connor   23:33
2   Rosemary Browne   24:42
3   Geraldine O'Sullivan   26:38

10K Top Finishers
1   Donal O'Callaghan, An Riocht   35:23
2   Tony Harty, An Riocht    36:13
3   Conor Kissane, FFMV    36:53
1   Alison Kirwan, SOTL   42:54
2   Norah Golden   43:07
3   Elaine O'Keeffe,   43:23

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 4k road race - Wed 19th Nov 2014

From Clonmel AC.......The 4th race of the Pre Christmas 4k series took place on Wednesday evening in good conditions and we witnessed some great performances. Before the series is over we will do a check on all the performances and see who improved the most over the series. The race format was Predict your finishing time and run the distance without a watch. We had some great performances. We had 5 athletes who matched exactly their predictions and they were Bernard Feery 6th in 14 mins 58 secs, great to see Bernard running so well again, Lar Martin 1th in 15 mins 30 secs, John Tobin 21st 16 mins 40 secs, Niall McCarthy 42nd in 17 mins 30 secs, Jane English 78th in 19 mins, Jurita Wall 108th in 20 mins 50 secs and Damien Whelan who was 135th in 22 mins 30 secs. Aine Roche was 1 second inside her Prediction when finishing 15th in 16 mins 19 secs as were Neil Proven who was 47th in 17 mins 32 secs, Eddie Prendergast who was 57th in 17 mins 54 secs, Orla Durand who was 71st in 18 mins 38 secs. Roberta Ryan was 2 seconds outside her prediction when 141st in 23 mins 12 secs. There will be double celebrations in the Durand family as Benoit Durand won the 1st year Boys race in the South Tipperary Post Primary Schools Cross Country event today in Marlfield.

Race five format next week, November 26th, will be Lucky Dip and then we are onto our Charity Race on December 3rd when the very worthy charity in 'My Canine Companion for Autism' a very worthy cause and all monies collected on that night will be donated to this very worthy cause, so let's get as many people as possible to come along and participate, be it Run, Jog or Walk, 2 laps.
Once again the Club would like to thank the brothers of Charity for the use of their carpark, the Civil Defence for First Aid and to our many stewards who ensured the whole event was promoted very successful.

1    Shane Mullaney    14:11
2    Michael Ryan    14:17
3    Brian Carroll    14:41
12    Claire Annan    15:56
15    Aine Roche    16:19
39    Elaine Walley    17:12

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, November 21, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Run the Gauntlet Half-Marathon - Sun 16th Nov 2014

1    Eoin Sugrue    1:20:47
2    Derek Griffin    1:23:10
3    Roland Eager    1:25:21
8    Carol Finn    1:32:47
13    Alison Kirwan    1:37:58
38    Loretto Duggan    1:45:12

The results can be seen HERE

Monday, November 17, 2014

Entry deadline to the Waterford Half-Marathon extended until Wed 19th Nov

The deadline for entries to the Waterford Half-Marathon has now been extended until midnight on Wednesday the 19th of November. The race is on Saturday the 6th of December at 10am.

In 2013, this race attracted a field of over 1300 runners and this year is likely to be as big again if not bigger.

More info in this previous post.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Results of the Fergus AC road race & cross country...Sun 16th Nov 2014

Results of the Fergus AC road race & cross country...Sun 16th Nov 2014...

Results of the Limerick Senior Cross Country Championships...Sun 16th Nov 2014

Report from Verena Tarpey of Dooneen AC...

University of Limerick
The County Seniors is always a fantastic race and attracts runners from all levels out to compete for the coveted title. The University of Limerick was the location for this year’s final. We must thank Limerick AC for hosting the event and providing hospitality afterwards and also to Mossie Woulfe and Ann Cullinane who are hard working volunteers that compile results and work in the background on all these events. Their work does not go unnoticed.

Senior Ladies
The ladies ran 8k over difficult terrain including mud and hills. Carolyn Hayes, West Limerick AC lead from the start and was the winner over Tracey Johnson of Dooneen AC in second and Noelle Fitzgerald of West Limerick AC in third. Caroline Conroy of West Limerick was fourth, her clubmate Fiona Bourke in 5th, Niamh Harnett and Orla Downes both of Dooneen AC in 6th  and 7th, Carmel Mac Domhnaill and Edel Henriques of West Limerick were 8th and 9th and Karen Raine of Dooneen AC made 10th spot. It was great to see An Bru field a team in one of their first cross country seasons and Helen Hartigan, Breda Bridges, Lousie Lynch and Ann Byrnes flew the flag for An Bru. Karen O’Brien, Norma Brosnahan and Audrey O’Dwyer also ran for West Limerick. A huge congratulations to West Limerick AC for collecting the much coveted first placed Senior Team, Dooneen and second and An Bru in third.

Senior Men
The men’s contest turned out to be just that and for those who were cheering them along, it was a terrific event. It was a tough 10k route around the fields of UL. Colm Turner of Limerick AC proved to be the winner, staying behind for the first couple of kilometres but gradually taking the lead and moving ahead. Niall O’Callaghan of West Limerick is an amazing runner as well and came a worthy second with Declan Moore of Bilboa in thurd. Ger Guina of West Limerick was 4th and proved on Sunday that he is definitely back on form, his club mate Mike O’Brien not far behind in 5th. in 6th, 7th and 8th were 3 Limerick AC runners, Paul Fitzgerald, Martin Doody and Mark Guerin. Fiachra McDomhnaill was 9th and Sean Quirke 10th.  It was great to see such strong teams including Dermot Kearns, Dermot Power, Brian Flannelly and Sean Harte of Dooneen work together as a team as they did during this race. West Limerick AC had other strong runner such as John O’Shea, Mike Brosnahan, Declan O’Keefe and Paul Crotty.

Limerick AC had large numbers in this event including Keith Ryan, Vincent O’Brien, David Beary, Keith Daly, Mike Lynch, Brian O’Sullivan, Tony O’Donovan and Pat O’Riordan. Bilboa AC also fielded a team consisting of James Bourke, Kevin Wilkinson and Barry O’Brien. Dooneen also had a large group of men running – Kevin Johnson, Joe Chawke, Shane Larkin, Darragh Maguire, Sean Hudson, Niall Lynch and Frank O’Sullivan. An Bru also had Paul Ryan and Brendan Hennessy competing.

Once again, the much anticipated title was at stake and club officials were all tallying the numbers on each lap to predict where the title would go. At one stage, the points were even but West Limerick moved away to clinch the title in first place, Limerick AC in second, Dooneen in third and Bilboa in fourth.

Full Results of Cross Country Men
1 Colm Turner Limerick AC
2 Niall O’Callaghan West Limerick
3 Declan Moore Bilboa
4 Ger Guina West Limerick
5 Mike O’Brien West Limerick
6 Paul Fitzgerald Limerick AC
7 Martin Doody Limerick AC
8 Mark Guerin Limerick AC
9 Fiachra Mac Domhnaill West Limerick
10 Sean Quirke Bilboa
11 Dermot Kearns Dooneen
12 Dermot Power Dooneen
13 Brian Flannelly Dooneen
14 Aaron O’Brien West Limerick
15 Keith Ryan Limerick AC
16 Vincent O’Brien Limerick AC
17 Sean Harte Dooneen
18 Dave Beary Limerick AC
19 Kevin Johnson Dooneen
20 Keith Daly Limerick AC
21 Mike Lynch Limerick AC
22 Joe Chawke Dooneen
23 Shane Larkin Dooneen
24 Darragh McGuire Dooneen
25 Sean Hudson Dooneen
26 John O'Shea West Limerick
27 Brian O’Sullivan Limerick AC
28 Tony O Donovan Limerick AC
29 Pat O’Riordan Limerick AC
30 Mike Brosnahan West Limerick
31 Paul Ryan An Bru
32 Niall Lynch Dooneen
33 James Bourke Bilboa
34 Declan O’Keefe West Limerick
35 Kevin Wilkinson Bilboa
36 Barry O Brien Bilboa
37 Frank O'Sullivan Dooneen
38 Brendan Hennessy An Bru
39 Paul Crotty West Limerick

Club Team Points
Place Club Positions
1 West Limerick 2, 4, 5, 9
2 Limerick AC 1, 6, 7, 8
3 Dooneen 11, 12, 13, 17
4 Bilboa 3, 10, 33, 35

1 Carolyn Hayes West Limerick
2 Tracey Johnson Dooneen
3 Noelle Fitzgerald West Limerick
4 Caroline Conroy West Limerick
5 Fiona Bourke West Limerick
6 Niamh Hartnett Dooneen
7 Orla Downes Dooneen
8 Carmel Mac Domhnaill West Limerick
9 Edel Henriques West Limerick
10 Karen Raine Dooneen
11 Helen Hartigan An Bru
12 Breda Bridges An Bru
13 Karen O’Brien West Limerick
14 Louise Lynch An Bru
15 Ann Byrnes An Bru
16 Norma Brosnahan West Limerick
17 Audrey O’Dwyer West Limerick

Club Team Points
Place Club Positions
1 West Limerick 1, 3, 4, 5
2 Dooneen 2, 6, 7, 10
3 An Bru 11, 12, 14, 15

1) Loren Hamett has a gallery HERE
2) Dooneen AC has loads HERE

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Feet First 5k in Killarney - Sat 15th Nov 2014

A total of 160 people turned out for the 3rd race in the ongoing Feet First 5k series in Killarney.

1 Shane Simcox        Mallow    M40 17:13
2 Conor Kissane        Farranfore Maine Valley    M 17:20
3 Gearoid O'Leary        Eagle AC    M 17:32
11 Siobhan Daly        Gneeveguilla AC    F  19:25
16 Stephanie Perrinel     F 20:08
24 Elaine O'Keeffe       F  20:31

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, November 14, 2014

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 4k road race - Wed 12th Nov 2014

From Clonmel AC...The 3rd race of the Pre Christmas 4K series took place in good conditions and once again we had a brilliant entry of 193 athletes, fantastic. It was brilliant to see the big entry and confirms last week's record entry of 198 wasn't a once off. The Club would like to thank the Civil Defence, the Brothers of Charity and our many stewards in helping to make last night's event such a success. The race format was a Lucky Dip where pre determined finishing positions are selected prior to the event and the winners last night were: Paudie O Connor, Andrew Downey, Paul Bowe, Oliver McGrath, Andrew McHale, Tom Tierney, Orla Durand, Keith Robinson, Tyrone Power, Tony Duggan, Mellissa McCarthy, Mary O Gorman, Anne Marie O Flynn, Josephine Brett, Jackie Walsh and Carol Dowling.
Just a reminder, No High Viz No Run - we barley had enough High Vizs for last night's race, so please don't forget to bring your High Viz with you for the 4Ks.
The 1st 3 men last night were 1st David Ryan 13 mins 29 secs, 2nd Michael Ryan 14 mins 16 secs and 3rd Nigel O Flaherty 14 mins 18 secs. 

The 1st 3 Women were 1st Aine Roche 16 mins 21 secs, 2nd Elaine Walley 17 mins 12 secs and 3rd Yvonne O Connor 17 mins 33 secs

The full results can be seen HERE

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Results of the Munster Intermediate Cross Country Championships...Sun 9th Nov 2014

The Munster Intermediate Cros Country Championships were held on Sunday 9th November 2014 in Newmarket-On-Fergus, Co. Clare.

Intermediate Men
1 Wiliam Maunsel Clonmel Tiperary
2 Michael Harty East Cork Cork
3 Tim O’Conor An Riocht Kery

Club Team Points
Place Club Positions Points
1 Waterford A.C. 10, 12, 16, 17...5
2 KIB/N. Clare 6, 13, 19, 45...83
3 Limerick AC 14, 30, 31, 34...109
4 An Riocht 3, 18, 41, 48...10
5 Dundrum 9, 36, 39, 40...124

County Team Points
Place County Positions Points
1 Clare 4, 6, 8, 13, 19, 23...73
2 Tiperary 1, 5, 9, 1, 24, 25...75
3 Waterford 10, 12, 16, 17, 27, 38...120
4 Limerick 14, 15, 2, 26, 28, 30...135
5 Cork 2, 7, 20, 37, 43, 46...15
6 Kery 3, 18, 21, 32, 41, 48...163

Intermediate Women
1 Shona Heaslip An Riocht Kery
2 Amy O' Donoghue Emerald Clare
3 Grace Lynch Iveragh Kery

Club Team Points
Place Club Positions Points
1 Enis Track 4, 6, 13, 20...43
2 Malow 10, 12, 16, 22...60
3 An Riocht 1, 14, 23, 25...63

4 KIB/N.Clare 1, 19, 21, 24...75
5 East Cork 7, 17, 26, 28...78

County Team Points
Place County Positions Points
1 Kery 1, 3, 5, 9...18
2 Clare 2, 4, 6, 11...23
3 Cork 7, 8, 10, 12...37

The full results can be seen HERE

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Limerick...Results of the Shanagolden 5 mile road race - Sun 9th Nov 2014

Place    Name    Club    Time
1    Michael Carmody    Ennis Track    27:33
2    Mike Curley Cunningham    Mooreabbey Milers    28:05
3    Mike Sheehy    West Limerick    30:27
4    Sean Hudson    Dooneen    30:39
5    Richard Murphy    An Riocht    31:45
6    Shane Larkin    Dooneen    32:07
7    Fred Browne    An Riocht    33:59
8    Seamus Twoomey        34:41
9    Kevin O'Donoghue    West Limerick    34:46
10    Ger Hanlon    West Limerick    35:22
11    John Barrett    West Limerick    35:55
12    Maggie Carlin        36:15
13    John O'Connell        36:40
14    Seamus Cawley    West Limerick    37:07
15    Edel Henriques    West Limerick    37:40
16    James Dalton    West Limerick    37:42
17    Barry Nix        37:52
18    Malachy McCarthy    West Limerick    37:58
19    Ann McGlynn    St. Brendan's    38:35
20    Patrick Moroney        38:50
21    Pat Sheehy    St. Brendan's    38:55
22    Sean Kelly        39:20
23    James Tobin        40:50
24    Antoinette Breen    West Limerick    41:02
25    Dympna Lawlor        41:22
26    Raymond Mulcahy        41:27
27    Cathy Quilter        42:55
28    Eamonn Dunne        43:13
29    Paul Crotty    West Limerick    43:14
30    Sharon O'Donovan        44:09
31    Breda Murphy        44:35
32    Edith McMahon        44:35
33    Patricia O'Sullivan        45:27
34    Paula Wright        45:48
35    Yvonne O'Connor    Fealefit    46:35
36    Tom Normoyle        46:59
37    David Bailey        49:50
38    Patrick Mason        49:50
39    Jerry Forde    Blarney    51:04
40    Regina McNamara        53:12
41    Edel O'Keeffe        53:15
42    Caroline Moroney        53:18
43    Mick Hennessy        53:18
44    Karena Moroney-Barry        53:24

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 4k race - Wed 29th Oct & Wed 5th Nov 2014

The Clonmel 4k series has now ben underway for two weeks and already new record have been set.

The first race in the 4k series was on Wednesday the 29th of Oct 2014 and 128 people took part.
1 Jimmy Boland    14:10
2 Shane Mullaney    14:24
3 Michael Ryan    14:42
22 Elaine Walley    17:43
25 Yvonne O Connor    17:51
34 Angela Walsh    18:18

The full results can be seen HERE

The second race was on Wednesday the 5th of November 2014 and a new record of 196 took part.

1    Michael Ryan    14:12
2    Shane Mullaney    14:34
3    Joey Feery    14:47
35    Elaine Walley    17:08
37    Yvonne O Connor    17:21
52    Angela Walsh    18:07

The full results can be seen HERE

The series continues every Wednesday evening in Clonmel until the 3rd of December. More details HERE

Kerry...Results of the Feet First 5k in Killarney - Sat 8th Nov 2014

175 took part in this 5k race in Killarney, the second in the Autumn series.

1 Tony Harty   MS    17:18
2 Conor Kissane        Farranfore Maine Valley    M    17:18
3 Robert Purcell     M45    17:38
8 Maria McCarthy    Farranfore Main Valley   FS 18:58
12 Siobhan Daly     Gneeveguilla AC   FS  19:43
19 Stephanie Perrinel  FS   20:47

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, November 7, 2014

Run in the Dark comes to Killarney...Wed 12th Nov 2014

For anyone who couldn't get into the Cork Run in the Dark event, this one might be of interest. A 5k will be organised in Killarney on the same night at the same time...Wed 12th Nov 2014 at 8pm.

From the organisers.....We are delighted to announce that the Mark Pollock run in the dark is coming to Killarney! The Josef Urbanszky fund committee has organised a pop up version of the event which will take place next Wednesday November 12th at 8pm. You can register online at The entire registration fee goes to the Mark Pollock fund which seeks to find a cure for spinal cord injury. For anyone who wishes we have sponsorship cards available the money from which goes directly to the Josef Urbanszky fund.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Notice...Shanagolden 5 mile race, Limerick - Sun 9th Nov 2014

This 5 mile road race is coming up in Shanagolden in the west of Co.Limerick on Sunday the 9th of November 2014 at 2pm.

Maps and directions HERE

More details to follow.........

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Notice...Tipperary...Clonmel 4k race series - Oct to Dec 2014

Clonmel AC are organising a series of 4 km races every Wednesday evening from the 29th of October to the 3rd of December 2014.

Some notes from the organisers....The Autumn 4K Road Race Series This very popular series of races caters for all levels of fitness and it gets underway on Wednesday 29th October at 7pm. This year’s series will consist of six races finishing on Wednesday 3rd December. The entry fee is 4 Euros and there will be prizes to be won every night of the series. We will use different race formats during the series. 

This series will cater for all levels of fitness as we will have three stagger starts catering for three different level of fitness. It is an ideal opportunity to Get and Stay Fit for the winter months in the company of others. This is a great way to encourage people to train during the Winter months, especially when the evenings get dark and it is easier to sit at home and watch TV. This year we are encouraging as many people as possible to come out to Get and Stay Fit. 

This series of races are also part of the Joe Grinsell 100km Challenge. We are indeed very grateful to the Brothers of Charity for the use of their Car park for registration. As regards parking please obey the stewards. 

There are a few Rules to be observed for this Series and we ask all participants to co operate: 
1. All runners must wear reflective bibs, luminous jackets or tops are not sufficient for running in the dark. It is part of the club’s health and safety policy that all runners MUST wear REFLECTIVE gear so please obey this rule. Proper reflective bibs can be bought at most Sports shops and we will have ones to borrow when you REGISTER each night. 
2. You must wear your number at the front of your bib as your number will be recorded as you cross the line and we can then work out your time. Please pin your number either above or below the reflective strip on your bib, pinning your number on the reflective strip will mean that you will not be visible to traffic. 
3. Watches, headphones, ipods or MP3 players are strictly forbidden. You must be able to hear the instructions of the stewards and you also need to be able to hear the traffic from all directions, there will be no exceptions to this rule. Stewards will take note of your number and we will know who you are, please don’t let this happen. 

This series of races is an ideal opportunity for everyone to Get and Keep Fit for the Winter at their own pace in the Company of other athletes as these races caters for all levels of fitness from Jogging to running. Indications are that this year’s series of races will attract a great entry so everyone is asked to come early and enter. Entries will be taken at the Brothers of Charity car park, Silversprings, from 6.15pm onwards each night. The Club would like members to come forward and help with the marshalling of these races. 

For further enquiries please contact Niall at 086 1660888.

Preview...Directions, preview, maps, etc of the course can be seen HERE

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Notice...Waterford Half-Marathon - Sat 6th Dec 2014

The annual Waterford Half-Marathon is coming up on Saturday the 6th of December 2014. Last year, this race attracted over 1300 runners so it's hugely popular. The race is organised by Waterford Athletic Club and costs €25 to enter.

Entry costs €25 and includes:
Race entry
One of WAC’s now famous half marathon hats
A medal (new for 2014)
Post-race refreshments (plenty of Blaas!!)
Goodie bag
Race pack postage

The deadline for entries has been extended until midnight on Wed 19th Nov.

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

Maps & Directions HERE

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Screening of Unbreakable : The Mark Pollock story...Nov 2014

No doubt many of you may be aware of Mark Pollock and the Run in the Dark events which are held throughout Ireland every November.

4 November 2014 – ENNIS – Glór with Q&A
4 November 2014 – LIMERICK – Omniplex with Q&A
11 November 2014 – DINGLE – Phoenix Cinema
14th - 20th November 2014 – CORK – Gate Cinema, Douglas, Cork.

Info here:
Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story...The film follows the almost unbelievable tragedies that life has thrown at Mark and his resolve to move beyond them. Unbroken by blindness at 22, Mark was a Commonwealth Games medal winner and competed in ultra endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps and ten years after losing his sight he became the first blind person to race to the South Pole, a race that allowed him to finally put the demons of blindness behind him. But then, just four weeks from the day of his planned wedding to fiancée Simone, a fall 25 feet from a second story window left Mark near death and paralysed from the waist down.

Directed by Ross Whitaker (When Ali Came to Ireland; Saviours), this moving, fascinating film brings the audience to Mark’s bedside in the acute ward of a spinal hospital; blind, now paralysed and broken. The close friendship between Mark and the filmmaker has produced a delicate, deeply personal, intimate film. Six years in the making it tells the story of Mark’s eventual rehabilitation and his mission to find and connect people worldwide to fast track a cure for paralysis, a mission which gives the audience a glimpse of the frontiers of robotics and medical science.

Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story was produced with the participation of the Irish Film Board / Bord Scannán na hÉireann, RTÉ and Rehab.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Results of the Munster Novice Cross Country Championships...Sun 26th Oct 2014

The Munster Juvenile Even Age, U/23 & Novice Cross Country Championships were held in Two Mile Boris on Sunday the 26th of October 2014.

In the Novice Mens competition, Michael Harty of East Cork AC was the winner. Leevale AC were the first club and Cork won the Inter-County competition....
1 Michael Harty East Cork Cork,  2 Kevin Cheser Enis Track Clare, 3 Damien Burke Kilmihil Clare

1 Leevale 9, 12, 13, 14...48
2 Enis Track 2, 16, 20, 30...68
3 Kilmury Ibrickane/N.Clare 5, 2, 25, 57...109

1 Cork 1, 6, 9, 1, 12, 13...52
2 Clare 2, 3, 5, 16, 20, 22...68
3 Tiperary 7, 10, 19, 23, 27, 34...120

In the Munster Womens Novice Cross Country Championships, Shona Heaslip of An Ríocht AC was the winner. Ennis Track AC won the team competition and Cork won the Inter-County competition....
1 Shona Heaslip An Riocht Kery...2 ANNA CROOKS Ennis Track Clare...3 Niamh Allen U.C.C.

1 Ennis Track 2, 1, 18, 31...62
2 Leevale 6, 13, 17, 35...71
3 Mallow 16, 21, 24, 27...88

1 Cork 4, 6, 7, 9...26
2 Kerry 1, 8, 14, 22...45
3 Clare 2, 1, 18, 19...50

The full results can be seen on the Munster Athletics website HERE 
1) The Tipperary Athletics Board have a small number of photos HERE

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Clare...Results of the St.Mary's 5k race in Kilmurry - Sun 19th Oct 2014

A total of 141 runners turned out for the 40th annual St.Mary's 5k road race in Kilmurry, Co.Clare

1 15:12 MARK HANRAHAN, Leevale A.C.    M
2 15:52 SEAN HEHIR, Rathfarnham WSAF    M
3 16:43 JULIO CESAR F CASTRO,  Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M40
5 17:24 LAURA CROWE, Riocht A.C.  F
26 21:10 EMMA MC MAHON, St  Marys  Junior Ladies
31 21:19 MICHELLE OMAHONEY, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare F50 

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Feet First Winter 5k - Sat 18th Oct 2014

168 runners turnedout for the first race in the Feet First Winter 5k series in Killarney.

1 Ger Guina MS 17:03
2 Tommy O Brien MS 17:07
3 Conor Kissane        Farranfore Maine Valley MS 17:10
22 Caroline Mc Carthy F40 20:37
33 Mary Barrett FS     21:22
35 Cathrine Fagen F45 21:32

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sponsored post...Katie Taylor and Paul O’Connell appear in first of What Drives You video series for Toyota

Sponsored post...Toyota Ireland has released the first in a series of videos featuring exclusive footage of Ireland’s leading sports personalities and Toyota ambassadors exploring what drives them. It offers the viewer an intimate glimpse into a day with Olympic boxer Katie Taylor and Ireland rugby captain Paul O’Connell.

The two sporting legends try to spend a day in each others boots, with Paul sparring with some promising young boxers from Katie’s gym, and Katie learning how to kick and pass on the pitch with Paul and a team of talented youth rugby players. The pair ask each other searching questions about their respective disciplines, their training regimes and about what drives them. To experience more of what drives you, head over to the microsite at

Monday, October 13, 2014

Clare...Results of the Clare AAI Intermediate & Uneven Age Juvenile X-Country - Sun 12th Oct 2014

Intermediate Ladies
1 Anna Crooks Ennis Track White
2 Imogen Cotter Ennis Track White
3 Jackie O Connor Ennis Track Red

1 Ennis Track White 1,2,4,7 14pts
2 Ennis Track Red 3,5,9,10 27pts
3 Kil/Ibk North Clare 6,8,13,14 41pts

Under 23 Ladies
1 Imogen Cotter Ennis Track,
2 Niamh Markham Ennis Track,
3 Ailbhe Morrissey Ennis Track,

Intermediate Men
1 Damien Burke Kilmihil,
2 Julio Caesar Castro Kil/Ibk North Clare,
3 Jake O Regan St Johns,

1 Ennis Track 5,8,9,10,13,16 61pts
2 Kil/Ibk North Clare 2,4,6,19,21,24 76pts
3 St Johns, 3,7,12,15,17,23 77pts

Under 23 Men,
1 Damien Burke Kilmihil.

The full results can be seen HERE

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Kerry 10k mini-marathon, Tralee - Sun 12th Oct 2014

147 people took part in this 10k race in Tralee, Co.Kerry on Sunday 12th Oct 2014.

1 Micheal OREGAN     M 33:02
2 Derek Griffin         M 36:14
3 Chris Grayson         M 36:51
13 Siobhan Daly         F 41:34
21 Elaine O Keefe         F 43:38
25 Cathrine O Shea    F 46:01

The full results can be seen HERE