Friday, March 28, 2014

T&F notice...Limerick Open Track & Field - Fri 9th & 16th May 2014

The Limerick Athletics County Board are holding two open track and field evenings at the track at the University of Limerick on Friday the 9th and 16th of May 2014.

T&F notice...Thomond Games in Limerick - Tues 1st Apr 2014

This event is coming up in the University of Limerick on the 1st of April 2014 and might be of interest to any track athletes or faster runners on the roads...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Event notice...Ballyhoura Mountain Marathon - Sat 3rd May 2014

This 26.2 mile mountain marathon takes place on Saturday the 3rd of May 2014 on the Ballyhoura Mountains on the Cork - Limerick border. The race starts and finishes in the town of Kilfinane and weaves it's way through narrow country roads and up forest trails as it takes in a large loop. Runners usually finish from 4-6 hours, and the walkers coming in anything up to 9 hours.

The entry fee is €40 (+ €2.80 booking charge). Note that of you enter before the 1st of April then you get a dry fit long sleeve event t-shirt.

The race starts at 8:30am. Registration opens at 7:30am

Reg on day accepted also, although tech tees might be gone by then

Hot showers and 2 course Meal included also in price.
Supported Marathon
Custom Medal for all entrants

Course Profile...

 To enter, click HERE

Clonmel 6k race series...Wed 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd of April 2014

After a successful 6k race series last Spring, Clonmel Athletic Club are holding another 6k series in April of 2014 with Morrison BMW of Cahir coming on board as the main sponsor.

Morrison BMW, Cahir 6k Inter Firm Road Race Series...

From Clonmel AC....The Club is once again promoting the Morrison BMW, Cahir 6k Inter Firm Road Race Series. The Club would like to thank Morrison Motors and especially Gary Morrison for their very generous sponsorship.

This year the races gets underway on Wednesday 26th March at 6.15pm with a practice run over the route while the event itself gets underway on Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd of April. Then on Wednesday 23rd of April we hold the Lucky Dip Format race.

The route can be seen at

This is a team event with 5 athletes on each team and the best three times to count each night, so you, the athlete, set your own target. For athletes who are not on teams and would like to compete, just send you name to Niall O Sullivan at and we will organise teams from such entries.

Practise run on Wednesday 26th athletes can wear their watches. They must also wear a High Viz. Now is the time to be organising your team of five athletes with the best three performances (athletes who are closest to their Predictions) to count each night. Please note that we will be leaving groups off at 6.15 pm onwards.

The race headquarters is the Vocational School, the Mall each night and entries will be taken from 6 to 6.55pm. Please note that athletes are asked NOT to leave any belongings in the School as the School will close at 7pm each night, just come and collect your number.

The first three races, April 2nd, 9th and 16th, will see athletes predict their time each night when they enter and then they must run the course without a watch or Ipods. If an athlete is caught wearing a watch or IPod, their team will be penalised.

This sort of competition allows every athlete to set their own pace and regardless of where they finish in the race they can all help their team to win the competition. This is an event where you the athlete set the target, you decide every night what your finishing time is and then you have to run as close to that time to help your team. For instance you could predict 30 mins for the 6k and then run the race in 30 mins 1 second and you score one point for your team. Then you have another athlete on your team who predicts his finishing time as 21 mins and runs the race in 21 mins 31 secs, he score 31 points for the team. The three athletes that score the lowest points will count on your team, it is not based on your finishing position it is based on your time and what you predicted.

Last year’s event was a brilliant success with 71 teams competing, which saw 304 athletes compete the 1st night, 293 athletes the 2nd night and 276 athletes the 3rd night. This event caters for all levels and last year we had athletes running the 6k from 20 mins 22 secs to 44 mins 3 secs.

Also note that the 6k series counts as part of the Joe Grinsell 100k challenge.

The Lucky Dip Race will take place on Wednesday 24th April. The Presentation of Prizes will take place in the Posthouse, Gladstone Street on Wednesday 24th April at 9.30pm where refreshments and music will be provided. For further details please contact Niall O Sullivan at 086 1660888.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Limerick...Results of the UL Rowing Club 5k fun run - Wed 19th Mar 2014

Results of the UL Rowing club 5k fun run...Wed 19th Mar 2014
Denis Finn  17:47
Shane Raven  18:04
Michael Lynch  18:15
Conor Rigney  18:51
Daniel Gallagher  19:14
Martin Phillips  19:20
Breeda Lynch  19:30
Brendan Coughlan 19:36
Carolyn Hayes  19:48
Ray Hickey  20:26
Brian O'Sullivan  20:38
Sinead Rigney  20:47
Martin Carey  20:53
Mary Finn  22:07
Liam Kennedy  22:28
Adrian Butler  22:36
Martin Haren  23:44
Gayle Finn 23:55
Micheal Donoghue 24:00
Larry O'Grady 24:12
Aoife Wolfe 24:50
Maire Donoghue 24:53

Clare...Results of the Ennis Fun Run and Benefit Gig for Burren Chernobyl - 1sr Mar 2014

Gold Ezra Guilfoyle 24.28
Silver Ken Slattery 24.28.5
Bronze John Keogh 27.19
1st Angela Gibbons 27.59
2nd Michelle Glynn 28.20
3rd Barbara Ryan 30.38

Gold Victor Coote 42.18
Silver Fergal McGrath 45.16
Bronze Donal O'Beara 42.21
1st Sharon King 54.34
2nd Orla Haren 54.58
3rd Clare Griffin 56.18

Photos HERE

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Clare...Results of the Pakie Ryan 10k & 10 mile fun run - Sat 15th Mar 2014

These two runs were held in Newmarket on Fergus in Co.Clare on Saturday 15th Mar 2014.

There were 716 in the 10k.

1 10 KM Damien Landers M 00:33:03
2 10 KM Keith Lynch M 00:33:34
3 10 KM Adrian Curley M 00:33:42
11 10 KM Anna Crooks F 00:38:20
17 10 KM Veronica Colleran f 00:39:18
20 10 KM Becky Coughlan F 00:40:26

The results can be seen HERE

There were 127 in the 10 mile but the times in the results as released by the organisers are a bit of a mess. See them HERE

Monday, March 17, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Tralee Half & Full Marathon - Sun 16th Mar 2014

This was the second year of the Tralee Marathon and the numbers in the full were well down this year. From 542 finishers in the full marathon in 2013, the numbers were down 32% this year with 370 crossing the finish line.

In the half-marathon, the numbers were up 8% with 802 finishers compared to 741 last year. 

Gender balance...In the full, women made up 32% of the field while in the half-marathon, they were 49.5%.

1 Gary OHANLON  02:26:53     02:26:52     Senior 18-39  (1)     Male  (1)
2 Julio Cesar CASTRO 02:38:34     02:38:33     Senior 18-39  (2)     Male  (2)
3 James DORAN  02:45:28     02:45:27     Senior 18-39  (3)     Male  (3)
5 Ann Marie HOLLAND 02:55:22 Senior 18-39  (1)     Female  (1)
35 Col CONWAY   03:22:12     03:22:06     Ages 40-44  (1)     Female  (2)
45 Nora BARRY  03:27:21     03:27:18     Ages 50-54  (1)     Female  (3)

The full results can be seen HERE

1 David MANSFIELD  01:13:38     01:13:36     Senior 18-39  (1)     Male  (1)
2 Simon MANGAN 01:14:31     01:14:28     Senior 18-39  (2)     Male  (2)
3 Robert PURCELL 01:15:39     01:15:36     Ages 45-49  (1)     Male  (3)
8 Maria MCCARTHY 01:22:11     01:22:09     Senior 18-39  (1)     Female  (1)
21 Deirdre NAGLE 01:27:22     01:27:20     Senior 18-39  (2)     Female  (2)
30 Caitriona BARRY  01:28:14     01:28:11     Ages 40-44  (1)     Female  (3)

The results of the Half-Marathon can be seen HERE

1) Maura Miller has 103 photos HERE 
2) Francis Foley has 553 photos HERE

Results of the Munster Masters Road Championships, Kilnaboy, Co.Clare...Sun 16th Mar 2014

Results of the Munster Masters Road Championships...Kilnaboy, Co.Clare...Sun 16th Mar 2014

Masters Women O35...1 JACKIE O'CONNOR Ennis Track, 2 Lorna O Neill Kilmurry Ibrickane/N. Clare, 3 MARY CAHILL Ennis Track
Masters Women O40...1 SIOBHAN GALLAGHER Ennis Track, 2 Bernice Frost Limerick AC
Masters Women O45...1 SIOBHAN LENNON Ennis Track, 2 AISLING POWER Ennis Track, 3 Trisha Blackburn Moorabbey Milers
Masters Women O50...1 Niamh O'Sullivan An Riocht, 2 Sue Garrahy Kilmurry Ibrickane/N. Clare
Masters Women O55...1 Carmel Mac Domhnaill West Limerick, 2 MARION O'LOUGHLIN Ennis Track

Women O35 Team Club Team Points...1 Ennis Track 3, 6, 8
Women O35 Team County Team Points...1 Clare 5, 6, 10, 12
Women O45 Team Club Team Points...1 Ennis Track 2, 4, 15
Women O45 Team County Team Points...1 Clare 2, 4, 7

Masters Men O35...1 James Liddane Bridge Milers Olympic Harriers, 2 Willie Devitt Kilmurry Ibrickane/N. Clare, 3 Patrick Roche Carrick on Suir
Masters Men O40...1 Declan Curley Clonmel , 2 John Hennessy East Cork, 3 LIAM McGuane Ennis Track
Masters Men O45...1 Michael Curley Cunningham Moorabbey Milers, 2 Tom Blackburn Moorabbey Milers, 3 Keith Ryan Limerick AC
Masters Men O50...1 Ambrose Heagney Kilnaboy, 2 Dereck Nolan Clonmel, 3 Mark Bickerdike Leevale
Masters Men O55...1 Eugene Moynihan Marian, 2 John Collins Leevale, 3 Tony McMahon Kilmallock
Masters Men O60...1 Patrick O Shea Iveragh, 2 SEAN WHELAN Ennis Track,
Masters Men O65...1 Jerry Sheedy Kilmallock
Masters Men O70...1 Myles Mc Hugh Clonmel, 2 Jack Griffin Iveragh

Men O35 Team Club Team Points...
1 East Cork 7, 8, 15, 40
2 Limerick AC 9, 12, 21, 32
3 Dooneen 14, 16, 19, 29
4 Ennis Track 10, 22, 24, 35

Men O35 Team County Team Points
1 Tipperary 2, 3, 5, 6, 13, 28
2 Clare 1, 4, 10, 18, 22, 24
3 Limerick 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21

Men O50 Team Club Team Points
1 Leevale 25, 26, 34
2 Clonmel 20, 50, 52
3 Kilmurry Ibrickane/N. Clare 38, 48, 49
4 Ennis Track 37, 57, 61

Men O50 Team County Team Points
1 Clare 11, 17, 37, 38
2 Cork 25, 26, 34, 40
3 Tipperary 20, 30, 50, 52

Results...The full results can be seen HERE

1) There are a number of photos from James Sexton HERE

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Clare...Results of the Parteen NS 5k & 10k fun run - Sun 9th Mar 2014

10K Run - Male
10K Run - 1st Mark Guerin - Time 37.18
10K Run - 2nd Mark Whealan - Time 37.33
10K Run - 3rd Peter Daly - Time 38.21

10K Run - Female
10K Run - 1st Dierdre Curtin - Time 45.33
10K Run - 2nd Dierdre McMahon - Time 48.22
10K Run - 3rd Sile O'Donavan - Time 48.45

5K Run 1st - Male - Sean Beatty - Time 21.31
5K Run 1st - Female - Sarah Connelly - Time 25.39

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Clare...Results of the Hurley Hoey 10k - Sat 8th Mar 2014

1 Kenneth Rogers     Male  (31:49)     31:49
2 James Murphy     Male  (34:53)     34:53
3 Gerry Carty     Male  (35:08)     35:08
4 Barbara Cleary     Female  (35:14)     35:14
14 Dymphna Ryan      Female  (38:15)     38:15
20 Veronica Colleran Female  (39:15)     39:15

The results can be seen HERE

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Clare...Results of the MMRA Trail Race nr Kilkishen - Sun 2nd Mar 2014

This race in SE Clare was the 4th and final race in the MMRA Spring Trail Series.

MMRA - Munster Mountain Running Association
The Top 3 in the Kilkishen 12 O'Clock Hills Race are as follows:

1 25.39 Peter Fennell M
2 26.26 Mike Cunningham M40
3 28.13 John Hannon M
20 35.05 Deirdre Finn F40
22 35.23 Maggie Chojan F
23 35.52 Linda Twomney F

The full results can be seen HERE

Monday, March 3, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Wild West Run - Sat 1st March 2014

A total of 105 took part in this 15 mile road and trail run near Kenmare in Kerry, down slightly from the 120 in 2013.

1    01:33:25    McCarthy     George    Male
2    01:35:41    Dean     Paul    Male
3    01:38:14    Eagar     Roland    Male
12    01:46:33    Nagle     Deirdre    Female
19    01:49:12    Devane     Fiona    Female
25    01:52:49    O'Connor     Elayne    Female

The full results can be seen HERE

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Rathmore 4 mile road race - Sat 1st Mar 2014

Overall men:
1 Author Fitzgerald Farranfore Maine Valley 21:58
2 Robert Purcell Gneeveguilla AC 22:03
3 Matthew Collins unattached 22:45
O35: Conor O Sullivan 27:44
O40: Niall Collins unattached 23:17
O50: Tim Healy unattached 24:37
O60: Jerry Twohig unattached 31:46

Overall women:
1 Maria McCarthy Farranfore Maine Valley 23:20
2 Carol Finn Lee Vale AC 24:52
3 Siobhan Daly An Riocht 25:02
O35: Grainne Tierney unattached 29:56
O40: Ann O Riordan Murphy An Riocht 31:27
O50: Caroline Murphy Gneeveguilla AC 27:53
O55: Geraldine O Sullivan Bantry AC 28:38

The full results can be seen HERE

Organised by Gneeveguilla AC