Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Jack and Jill 10k charity run in Kenmare - Sat 26th Apr 2014

This charity run was held in Kenmare on Sat 26th Apr 2014. Only the top 10 finishers were given.
1 . 880 Martin Dineen Tralee 37'59
2. 696 Sheldon Kirkwood 38'00
3. 846 Des Noonan Athy 41.40
4. 819 Aidan Mc Carthy Kenmare 42.31
5. 944 Shane Harrington 43.04
6. 726 Joseph Sheehan 44.29
7. 705 Ogie Sheehy Kenmare 44.33
8. 567 Ellen Vitting 45.33
9. 677 Stephen O Sullivan 46.39
10. 879 Mary O Shea 46.53

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Tipperary...Race notice for the Cahir Run4Fun 4 mile road race - Wed 30th Apr 2014

This 4 mile road race is coming up in Cahir, South Tipperary on Wednesday, the 30th Apr 2014...

With it being so close to the M8 motorway, it should attract runners from a wide catchment area.

Directions...Cahir is located in the south of Tipperary, just off the M8 motorway from Cork to Dublin...

If you are coming from the motorway, follow all the signs for Cahir. This will take you into the centre of the town and this T-junction shown below. Cahir Castle is about 300m to your left but you need to turn right here and drive up the hill. The start line is outside Morrisons Garage which you will see on the left.

Course......The 4 mile race takes in a loop to the south and west of the town...

Race HQ is Morrisons Garage with the race starting and finishing just outside.

You can see a full preview of the course with photos HERE

Kerry...Results of the Castleisland 5k fun run/walk - Sun 13th Apr 2014

Home to Rome 5k charity fun run/walk...Sun 13th Apr 2014...Castleisland, Co.Kerry
Bib No: Time:
Killian Tireney 164 18:20
Pio Boyle 162 19:55
Jer Tagney 191 20:12
Denis Culloty 148 20:31
Caroline Mc carthy 182 21:13
Mary Barrett 172 22:08
Suzanne o Sullivan 200 22:20
Thomas o Sullivan 167 22:23
Tim Long 150 22:36
Cathal King 179 23:03
Dariurz Odwaziry 229 23:09
Ciara Tierney 161 23:47
Zuradzki Janusz 219 24:02
J Cahill 216 24:32
Patrick Leahy 193 25:03
Damian Howard 197 25:05
L o Sullivan 204 26:38
Denis R 149 26:39
Siobhan Mc Mahon 199 26:42
Michelle Brosnan 205 26:49
Denis Reidy 208 26:52
Ann Marie Sheehan 188 26:53
Eimear o Sullivan 190 26:54
Mairead Reen 151 26:57
Noirin Ui Chathasaigh 213 27:02
A Dillane 169 27:11
Niamh o Sullivan 210 27:35
Mark o Connor 215 28:20
Michelle o Leary 192 28:33
Marian Cullinane 153 29:06
Linda Ahern 198 29:14
Maria Galvin 237 29:31
Margaret o Connor 230 29:34
Marie Murphy 154 29:36
Louise Leahy 195 29:49
Pauline Casey 159 29:51
Sarah Lawlor 176 30:10
Mairead o Sullivan 209 30:29
Colette Gillin 212 30:31
Ruairi O Sullivan 228 30:32
Christina O Connell 152 30:59
Joe Barrett 235 31:03
Michelle Healy 220 31:07
Nora Cahill 218 31:26
Christina Gray 194 31:36
Aidan Kinahan 206 32:28
Maree Heaney 202 32:32
Susie Cox 201 33:09
Nora Peskett 178 33:10
Philip Hanafin 173 33:27.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Dingle 5k & 10k fun runs - Sat 26th Apr 2014

These two fun runs over approx 5k and 10k were held in Dingle on Sat 26th Apr 2014.

5k fun run
1 Evan Scott        An Ríocht     M  19:48
2 Sean Landers   M  22:45
3 Gerard O Leary  M 24:11
6 Grainne Ni Bhrosnachain  F   26:15
7 Niamh Hogan  F  27:27
10 Roisin Sheehy F  27:51

10k fun run
 1 David Power        Rathfarnham WSAF     M    102     36:42
2 Audh O Currain  M 38:40
3 Rob Williams   M  39:39
22 Sarah Devane F   47:55
24  Aoife Ni Sheaghdha  F 48:06
25 Grainne Ni Chonchuir  Run Dingle   F 48:30

Results HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Faugheen 5k road race - Fri 25th Apr 2014

A total of 167 turned out for this years Faugheen 5k road race. As expected, the flat course lived up to expectations with the first 3 men breaking 16 minutes and the first 3 women breaking 18.

1 CIOBANU    SERGIU 15:02    4:51/M    Senior Men
2 SHEIL    NIALL 15:35    5:02/M    Senior Men
3 MALONEY    STUART 15:55 5:08/M    Senior Men

First 3 men...2nd - Niall Sheil (12) of St.Killians AC, 1st - Sergiu Ciobanu (87) of Clonliffe Harriers AC and 3rd - Stuart Maloney (191) of Mooreabbey Milers AC
17 O'DOHERTY    SIOBHAN 17:11 5:33/M    Senior Ladies
27 ANNAN    CLAIRE 17:55 5:47/M    Senior Ladies
29 MCCARTHY    MARIA 17:58 5:48/M    Ladies Over 35

First 3 women...3rd - Maria McCarthy of Farranfore-Maine Valley AC, 1st - Siobhan O'Doherty of Borrisokane AC and 2nd - Claire Annan of Carrick-on-Suir AC

The full results can be seen HERE

Report from the oganisers...Carrick Road Runners AC...
The 2014 OutfieldSports.ie Three Counties Challenge got off to the perfect start on Friday evening last in the beautiful village of Faugheen when 168 runners lined up for the second annual Bobby Fitzgerald Accounting 5k road race. This series, now in its eighth year, takes in races over distances from 5k to 10k in the three neighbouring counties of Tipperary, Waterford and Kilkenny. The forecast heavy rain held off for the race and runners made the most of the perfect conditions on a very flat, fast course with many personal best times being set.

As the field entered the village for the first time after about 1.5 km, Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers) and Niall Sheil (St. Killians) had already moved to the front and the Clonliffe athlete pulled clear over the second half of the race for a clear-cut victory. Sergiu's winning time of 15:02 was a new course record, eclipsing the 15:17 set by Sandis Bralitis in last year's inaugural Faugheen 5k. Niall Sheil ran very well to take second place in 15:35 and Stuart Maloney (Moore Abbey Milers) took third prize in 15:55. Carrick AC's first finisher was Pat O' Sullivan whose fifteenth place finish in 17:04 earned him first prize in the O/45 category.

Receiving the Gerry Moran Cup for wining the Faugheen 5 km is Sergiu Cibanou (Clonliff Harriers) from race sponsor Sinead Dunne (Booby Fitzgerald Acounting) and Series Sponsor Alan Treacy ( Outfield Sports.ie)
The ladies' race was won in emphatic fashion by Siobhan O' Doherty (Borrisokane) in a time of 17:10 which was also a new course record. Siobhan led from the early stages of the race and never looked like relinquishing her lead at any stage. There was a great battle for second place with Carrick AC's Claire Annan (17:55) getting the better of a sprint finish with Maria McCarthy (Farranfore Maine Valley). Last year's winner, Martina O' Dwyer (Carrick AC) finished right on their heels in fourth place.

Carrick AC would like to thank all who helped to make the race such a resounding success. We are particularly grateful to Bobby Fitzgerald for the generous race sponsorship by Fitzgerald Accounting, Carrick-on-Suir. The club would also like to thank Alan Treacy of Outfield Sports, Carrick-on-Suir, for the continued sponsorship of the overall series for the past eight years.

Receiving a Ron Hill T-shirt for winning the O-60 Catagory in the Faugheen 5KM  is recent World Vets Champion Joe Gough (West Waterford AC) from race sponsor Sinead Dunne (Booby Fitzgerald Acounting)
Our friends in Carrick-on-Suir Red Cross were once again on hand to provide the vital medical and ambulance services for the race and we are very grateful to Finola Walsh and the team for their assistance. Kevin O' Dee and his team of stewards ensured the safety of all over the race route and we are also very grateful to the Bartley family for providing parking facilities for the event.
Thanks to the many volunteers who helped with parking, registration and results. The post-race refreshments and prize-giving in Flemings Bar were greatly enjoyed by all and thanks to Margaret Fleming for looking after everybody so well and to Elaine Walsh for providing the wonderful food.
The second race in this year's series will be the O' Neill Pharmacy Tom Jordan Memorial 5-mile race in Portlaw, Co. Waterford on Friday, 9th May at 7:30pm.

Faugheen 5k winners:
Senior Men ; 1. Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers) 15:02 2. Niall Sheil (St. Killians) 15:35 3. Stuart Maloney (Moore Abbey Milers) 15:55
O/40 : David Ryan (Clonmel AC) 16:02
O/45: Pat O' Sullivan (Carrick AC) 17:04
O/50 : Derek Nolan (Clonmel AC) 17:52
O/55 : Jim St John (Clonmel AC) 20:26
O/60 : Joe Gough ( West Waterford AC) 17:57
Junior : Simon Dennonnain 17:46
Senior Ladies :
1. Siobhan O' Doherty (Borrisokane) 17:10 2. Claire Annan (Carrick AC) 17:53 3. Maria McCarthy (Farranfore Maine Valley) 17:56
O/35 : Martina O' Dwyer (Carrick AC) 17:59
O/40 : Suzanne Dallaghan (Waterford AC) 19:36
O/45 : Onra Power (West Waterford AC) 24:28
O/50 : Maura O' Neill (Carrick AC) 23:07
O/55 : Assumpta Kirwan 25:02
Junior : Leanne O' Hara 25:39

Jody Condon (106) and Martin Kiely (184) of Waterford AC with Mark Cliffe (136) of West Waterford AC

1) There is a small gallery of photos from the orgnisers HERE

Friday, April 25, 2014

Limerick...Results of the Raheen 6k road race - Fri 25th Apr 2014

A total of 78 runners turned out for the last race in the Limerick Feet on the Street Series. Race #1 on the 4th of Apr had 57 finishers while the race on the 11th of Apr had 79.

1 19:25    CARMODY, Michael    Limerick A C    All Men
2 19:55    PURCELL, Robert    Gneeveguilla AC    Men O/40
3 19:59    POWER, Dermot    Dooneen A C    All Men
1 23:24    LYNCH, Breeda    West Limerick A C    All Ladies
2 24:47    MATTHEWS, Louise    Dooneen A C    Women O/40
3 25:38    CARROLL, Aoife    Mallow AC    All Ladies

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 6k road race - Wed 23rd Apr 2014

The was the final race of the Clonmel 6k series and 270 runners took part, a jump of 8% on last years figure of 249 for the last race.

Report from Clonmel AC...... The Morrison BMW Cahir sponsored 6K road race series finished on a high last Wednesday night when 270 athletes competed in the 5th race of the series, the Lucky Dip format. Conditions were ideal with many athletes running PBs for the distance, a great way to end the series. Athletes running faster on the final night is always a sign of progress. In this race athletes were able to wear their watches. Maybe that was the reason for the fast times?

The athletes who won prizes on the night were Nigel O Flaherty, Aine Roche, Barry Horgan, Michael Freaney, Eamon Murphy, Emma Durand, Anna Byrne, Brendan Coffey, Aline Neumerzhitskaya, Yvonne O Connor, Kevin O Meara, Anne Marie Ryan, David O Mahoney, Daniel Costello, Anne Marie O Byrne and Karen Pollard. We would like to thank Lifestyles and Phoenix B for sponsoring some of these prizes.

This year's series was our best ever since we started this series of races back in 1982. The purpose of starting this series is as relevant today as it was back then. That aim was to introduce adults to running. At that time we had a very strong Juvenile element in the club while the Senior side of the Club was struggling for numbers. It's great to see the progress that this series has made over the past few years. In 2009, we had 187 athletes that competed in at least one race of the series while in 2014, we had 417 athletes who competed in at least one race. This showed that there was very little fall off each night. That can be seen in the very high number of teams who got a squad out each night and we had very few incomplete teams out of the 80 teams that competed in the team event.

The breakdown this year of entries was..........266 (practise run), 354 (1st race), 350 (2nd race), 325 (3rd race) and 270 (4th race) for the five events. This year the gender break down was 237 Men and 180 Women (43.2%). In 2009 we had 143 Men and 44 Women (23.5%) competing.

The presentation of prizes took place in the Post House and the club would like to thank Donal Daly and his staff for all their help in making the night a great occasion..for providing the Post Race refreshments and the Live Music. The club chairman, Frank Lynch also thanked our Sponsors, Morrison BMW Cahir for all their support. He also thanked the Gardai and the Civil Defence and the many club stewards that ensured the whole series of races went off smoothly. Gary Morrison of behalf of the Sponsors praised the Club for promoting a very successful series of races and they were delighted to be associated with this event and it was great to see it going from strength to strength.

The next race on the Club's calendar is the RUN4Fun in Cahir on Wednesday 30th April at 7.30pm and this event is also being sponsored by Morrison BMW Cahir for a very worthy cause Make a Wish Foundation. Entries will be taken at the Morrison BMW premises from 6 o clock onwards.

1    Declan Curley    Boston Scientific A    21:02
2    John Fitzgibbon    Fitzgibbons Engineering    21:12
3    Brian Long    Boston Scientific C    21:39
6    Claire Annan    Formula 5    22:04
23    Carmel Fitzgibbon    South Tipperary Physiotherapists    23:19
35    Aine Roche    Clonmel Park Leisure Centre    23:58

The full results can be seen HERE

Clare...Results of the Lissycasey 5k road race - Thurs 24th Apr 2014

1 16:17    PAUL DALY, St Johns    M35
2 16:21    SEAMUS POWER,  Kilmurry Ibrickane North ClareM40
3 16:50    MIKE CUNNINGHAM, Mooreabbey Milers    M45
17 18:42    CAOIMHIE HARVEY, St Johns    Junior Ladies
23 19:21    CLAIRE MADIGAN, St Johns    F
24 19:28    JACKIE O CONNOR, Ennis Track    F

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Photos by James Sexton HERE

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Clare...Results of the John Minogue Memorial 8k road race - Mon 21st Apr 2014

 Results of the John Minogue Memorial 8k road race in Milltown Malbay, Co.Clare - Mon 21st Apr 2014

1 27:11    KEITH LYNCH,     B.M.O.H.     M
2 27:24    JULIO CESAR F CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare M
3 28:03    JAMES LIDDANE,     B.M.O.H.     M
5 28:13    BARBARA CLEARY,     Donore Harriers    F
21 34:50    RITA KIERSE,     St Marys    F50
22 34:57    DYMPHNA O DWYER,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare F

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Some photos by James Sexton can be seen HERE

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Waterford...Results of the Easter Bunny 5m fun run - Sun 20th Apr 2014

This 5 mile fun run in Waterford City attracted a field of 223 runners. The results can be seen HERE

Tipperary notice...Faugheen 5k road race - Fri 25th Apr 2014

The Eight Annual 3 Counties Challenge gets underway on Friday, the 25th of April with the Faugheen 5k road race...a nice flat and fast 5k course in a rural setting.

Directions.......Faugheen is a very small village located to the North of the town of Carrick-on-Suir in S.Tipperary. It is located less than a mile off the R697 road which goes from Carrick-on-Suir to Kilkenny.

If you arrive in Carrick-on-Suir then follow the N24 road. In the centre of the town at the Garda station, take the R697 north. This will be signposted for Kilmaganny.

Keep the park on your right hand side. You then need to take the left at this junction below. Again, it's signposted for Kilmaganny.

From the junction above, it's 3.3 miles / 5.3 kms to the tun off for Faugheen. Look for the left hand turn which is on a wide sweeping bend to the right...

From here, it's about 1 km to Faugheen. Follow the directions for parking.

Entries on the night will be taken at the parish hall which is located next to the church...

Course....The race route is in the shape of a triangle. This is the same route as used by the famous Faugheen 50 Motor bike circuit...
As you can see from the map above, it's basically 1.5 loops of a circuit which is just over two miles in length. The start line is located about 0.9 miles from the village itself, ideal as part of the warm up for the race itself.

A full preview of the course with directions and photos can be seen HERE

Post race refreshments and prize giving at Flemings Pub...

More info from the organisers Carrick Road Runners AC...Carrick on Suir A.C.’s Outfieldsports.ie 3 Counties Challenge has firmly established itself in the South East running calendar since its inception in 2007, with the series growing from a single race with 100 runners to last year’s successful 5 race series with close on a thousand participants. One of the keys to their success has been the mix of good organisation, friendly atmosphere and good after race banter and grub - as well as really good road running courses!

So Friday 25th April will see the second running of the Faugheen 5Km Road race, kindly sponsored by Bobby Fitzgerald Accountants. This flat course will be held on the famous Faugheen 50 Motor bike circuit in the pretty Tipperary village, and  is quickly become a runner’s favourite due to its flat, fast course .

Race start is 7:30 p.m. and registration will start from 6pm . However, you can avoid the queues by entering on line HERE (link to follow) . Entry fee is €10.00, but you can enter the 5 Race Series online for €40.00, saving yourself 20% on the series. Online Entry closes Thursday 24th April

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Waterford...Results of the Butlerstown 4 mile road race - Sat 19th Apr 2014

A total of 178 runners turned out on this fine evening for this 4 mile road race near Waterford City (2012 = 250).

1 POWER Trevor M 215 Wac 20:47
2 RYAN David M 54 Clonmel A.C. 21:00
3 MURPHY Brendan M 9 Crusaders 21:04
20 O DWYER Martina F 7 Carrick On Suir 23:50
23 WALSH Adele F 213 St Senans 23:55
33 MANSFIELD Sinead F 28 WWAC 24:38

The full results can be seen HERE

Kerry...Results of the Ballybunion Half Marathon & 10k fun run - Sat 19th Apr 2014

Half prize winners...
1 James Doran     MS     1:15:58
2 Derek Griffin     MS     1:20:18
3 Billy Obrien     M40     1:20:29
9 Angela McCann     F40     1:27:20
16 Niamh Cronin     FS     1:33:55
17 Tara Moran     F40     1:34:04

The results of the half-marathon and 10k fun run can be seen HERE

Waterford...Results of the Splashworld 10k fun run - Sun 13th Apr 2014

This 10k fun run in Tramore was held on Sunday the 13th of April.

1    Murphy    Brian     32:35    5:15/M
2    Quinlan    Frank     33:31    5:24/M
3    Murphy    Noel     33:55    5:28/M
17    Malone    Sylvia     38:48    6:15/M
40    Doonan    Naomi      42:11     6:48/M
45    Boland    Oonagh     42:59     6:55/M

The results can be seen HERE

Clare...Results of the Abbey 10k road race, Quin - Sat 19th Apr 2014

A total of 90 runners took part in this 10k road race.

1  35:04    JAMES MURPHY,     Crusaders    M 
2  35:35    THOMAS GRIMES,     East London Runners    M
3  36:15    MIKE CUNNINGHAM,     Mooreabbey Milers    M
1  40:18    SHARON RYNNE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare    F 
2  42:38    KAREN BEHAN,     Donore Harriers    F 
3  45:20    CARMEL MC DOMHNAILL,     West Limerick    F

The full results can be seen HERE

1) A small number of photos by James Sexton can be seen HERE

Friday, April 18, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Good Friday 5 mile, Killarney - Fri 18th Apr 2014

1 Chris Harrington     Leevale MS 26:12
2 Paul O'connell     M35  26:44
3 John O'connell     Leevale      M35 26:44
22 Niamh O Sullivan  F50    435  30:30
23 Angela Mcccann Clonmel Ac  F40  30:36
26 Eleanor Shanahan  FS 30:43

The full results can be seen HERE

Notice...Boherbue to Kiskeam 4 mile race, NW Cork - Mon 21st Apr 2014

Looking ahead to some more races coming up in the near future, this one might be of interest to anyone west or north of Cork City, in Kerry or south and west Limerick. The Jack O'Keeffe 4 mile road race is in North-West Cork on Easter Monday, the 21st of April.

This 4 mile road race starts in Boherbue and finishes in the village of Kiskeam. As you can see from the map below, it's a central location for a lot of people...

The race is being organised by Gneeveguilla AC, one of the largest athletic clubs in Kerry. The entry fee is €15 on the day and there is a huge array of prizes on offer. These are usually in the form of vouchers for a local co-op and are pretty generous. The entry fee also includes a cotton race t-shirt.

There will be the usual refreshments of tea. coffee. sandwiches, etc afterwards as well. A full preview of the course with directions, maps, photos, etc can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 6k road race - Wed 16th Apr 2014

Report from Clonmel AC.....The third race of the very popular Morrison BMW Cahir 6k road race series took place in glorious sunshine and the competition was very hot as well as teams strived to get among the prizes in their divisions. We had a fantastic entry of 325 athletes, a record entry for the 3rd race of this series, up from 276 in last year's race (Up 18%). Well done to all the teams that competed and congrats to all the prize winners. 

Next week we will have the 'Lucky Dip' format where athletes collect their numbers as per usual but they don't have to predict their times. They can wear their watches and we will have pre-selected finishing places where the lucky athlete will win a prize.

The presentation of prizes will be in the Post House from 9.30pm onwards while the hot food will be served at 9pm. The club would again like to thank Morrison BMW Cahir for sponsoring this year's series of races.

A date for your Diary - April 30th - RUN4FUN 4mile race in Cahir at 7.30pm

1    Declan Curley    Boston Scientific A     21:12
2    Patrick Roche    Formula 5    21:19
3    John Shanahan    Templetouhy Farm Machinery    21:48
12    Claire Annan    Formula 5    22:30
24    Martina O Dwyer    Formula 5    23:07
29    Carmel Fitzgibbon    South Tipperary Physiotherapists    23:29

The full results can be seen HERE

The fourth and final race in the series is on Wednesday, the 23rd of April. Race flyer HERE ...directions and course preview HERE

Waterford...Results of the Ballinroad 5k road race - Fri 11th Apr 2014

1 HARTY Philip M WWAC 00:15:25 1
2 QUINLAN Frank M Waterford AC 00:15:59 45
3 KLAVA Dzintars M N/A 00:16:31 13
30 MANSFIELD Sinead F WWAC 00:18:41 232
33 CASHMAN Evelyn F Youghal 00:18:48 147
40 ROCHE Aine F Clonmel AC 00:18:53 42

The full results are HERE

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Limerick...Results of the UL Rowing Club 5k fun run - Wed 9th Apr 2014

 Thomas Grimes 16:49
 Mike Cunningham 17:01
 Shane Raven 17:25
 Vincent O'Brien 17:34
 Michael Lynch 17:41
 Brendan Coughlan  18:55
 Breeda Lynch 19:03
 Eoin McCauliffe 19:33
 Sinead Rigney 20:28
 Bernard Loughlin 20:44
 Martin Phillips 21:15
 Ken Duffy 21:17
 Mary Finn 21:26
 Adrian Butler 21:34
 Carmel Mac Domhnaill 21:36
 Larry O'Grady 23:02
 Míchael Donoghue 23:23
 Lorraine Horan 23:37
 Máire Donoghue 23:49

Monday, April 14, 2014

Notice...Castleisland 10 mile road race, Kerry - Sun 11th May 2014

The annual 10 mile road race in Castleisland, Co.Kerry is coming up on Sunday the 11th of May...

Considering it's location, it's sure to attract a lot of runners from Kerry, west Limerick and the general west Munster region. Castleisland is only a short distance from Killarney and Tralee and the race should be of particular interest to runners there.

This race is organised by An Ríocht Athletic Club, one of the major clubs in the county.

Entries.......You can download the entry form HERE ...or you can enter online HERE

It's worth mentioning also that money raised from the road race will be used for maintenance of the outdoor track in Castleisland. It is the ONLY 400 metre track in Kerry and is used by athletes from clubs in Kerry and west Limerick. If children are going to be involved in the sport then they need access to proper local facilities like this. Perhaps for that reason alone, this race is worth supporting.

Previews....A preview of the 10 mile course can be seen HERE  ....and the 5 km course HERE

From An Ríocht AC...An Riocht Lee Strand 10 mile and 5k...The third annual An Riocht Lee Strand 10 mile and 5k Road Race will this year be held on May 11th starting at 11am. Last year’s event was a huge success when seven hundred took part, creating an unrivalled atmosphere from start to finish with a great buzz as all participants finished on the track. Some of the people taking part will be experienced runners competing against each other and the clock, but the main body of participants will be those who will have their own personal goals, that may be improving on previous times for the event or conquering the distance for the first time. Either way, everybody is sure to have a great experience and will receive plenty of support from everyone.

An Ríocht are delighted to continue their great association with Lee Strand who have been very generous sponsors over a long period of time. We are also very happy to have Garvey’s on board as sub-sponsors. Legendary An Ríocht distance runner John Lenihan designed a ten-week training programme for those hoping to take on the 10 mile event. This can be followed on the An Ríocht Facebook page or on www.riocht.ie from Monday March 10th year we have an entry limit of 1,000 so make sure to enter in plenty of time. You can collect an entry form from the An Ríocht reception or online at www.riocht.ie. For any queries contact 087 7995647.

Kerry...Results of the Cty Road Championships - Sun 13th Apr 2014

Results of the Kerry County Road Championship: Killorglin 13th April 2014:

Name: Time:
Cillian donovan 16:20
Cian murphy 16:25
Connor kissane 16:25
Laura crowe 16:28
george mccarthy 16:38
robert purcell 16:53
robert purcell jnr 16:57
ed murphy 17:03
billy o brian 17:05
connor o mahony 17:09
tommy o brien 17:11
john barrett 17:12
kevin lynch 17:17
david keefe 17:20
martin dineen 17:22
liam o connell 17:27
aidan mc carthy 17:29
damian foley 17:31
brendan king 17:50
sean osullivan 17:52
thomas bubendorfer 1756
stephen moore 1801
robert white 1806
niamh oSullivan 1832
p.o shea 1842
catriona barry 1846
siobhan daly 1854
m mangan 1855
joe reynolds 1857
colin o keefe 1903
kevin griffin 1909
mike merrigan 1922
sean murphy 1940
stephen griffin 1944
eddie birmingham 1946
arthur novac 1949
niamh clifford 2003
d osullivan 2012
tony foley 2019
mary oshea 2030
barbara podraza 2031
gillian osullivan 2101
mike bowler 2103
caroline murphy 2115
michelle hoare 2118
john guerin 2120
andrew purcell 2138
vivien juffs 2152
catherine o shea 2204
ann mangan 2231
geraldine o sullivan 2319
anna foley 2423
catriona daly 2601
jack griffin 2705
nora flynn 2811
breda barrett 2811
kevin griffin 2811

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Clare...Results of the Kilnaboy 10 mile road race - Sun 13th Apr 2014

A total of 103 runners turned out for this years Kilnaboy 10 mile road race in Co.Clare. For a race with such a long history, the numbers are disappointing especially when compared to a few years ago. Obviously the demise of the Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics Series has had a huge impact on numbers but it should still be getting more than it is at present.

1    0:55:44    JULIO CESAR F CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare M
2    0:56:17    BRENDAN O GRADY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare M
3    0:56:56    MICHAEL KELLY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare M
1    0:58:02    BARBARA CLEARY,     Donore Harriers    F
2    1:05:31    SHARON RYNNE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare F
3    1:06:56    SIOBHAN LENNON,     Ennis Track    F40 

The full results can be seen HERE

1) There are 54 photos by James Sexton HERE

Kerry...Results of the Fossa NS 10k fun run - Sat 12th Apr 2014

74 turned out for this 10k fun run in Killarney in aid of Fossa National School.

1 Arthur Fitzgerald         M      34:18
2 Connor Kissane         M     34:22
3 Tony Hartey         M     34:26
21 Eileen Cronin         F    48:13
24 Catriona O Dwyer     F     48:28
29 Jane Sheehan        F    49:56

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Limerick...Results of the Analog 6k race, Raheen - Fri 11th Apr 2014

A total of 79 people turned out for this 6k race in Raheen, Limerick City.

1 18:28    CARMODY, Michael    Limerick A C    All Men
2 18:58    O CALLAGHAN, Niall    West Limerick A C    All Men
3 19:46    CURLEY CUNNINGHAM, Mike    Mooreabbey Milers    Men O/40
17 22:55    LYNCH, Breeda    West Limerick A C    All Ladies
19 23:11    SCHWIRZ, Laura    Crusaders AC    All Ladies
30 24:53    MATTHEWS, Louise    Dooneen A C    Women O/40

The full results can be seen HERE

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 6k race - Wed 9th Apr 2014

This was the second race of four in the Clonmel 6k inter firm road race series sponsored by Morrison BMW of Cahir. Another huge record crowd of 350 turned out for the race, down just four on the record of 354 a week ago. It is also up 19% on the 293 that turned out for the second race in the series last year.

Report from Clonmel AC.....The 2nd race of the very popular Morrison BMW Cahir 6k road race took place in ideal conditions with 350 athletes competing, making it the 2nd highest entry ever in the series, only last week's entry of 354 surpasses it. Once again thanks to the Gardai, the Civil Defence and the many Club stewards who ensured that the whole event was a brilliant success? Thanks also to the many captains who ensured that their teams were out in force. 

Competition was very keen in all the 6 Divisions and looking at the tables with prizes for the 1st 3 teams in each of the Divisions there is still a lot of running still to be done to achieve a top three spot in any of the 6 Divisions.

The race was won by John Fitzgibbon of Fitzgibbon Engineering Thurles in a very good time of 21 mins 6 secs with Patrick Roche (Formula 5) 2nd in 21 mins 21 secs with Derek Nolan (Bulmers A) 3rd in 21 mins 52 secs. The top 3 Ladies were 1st Martina O Dwyer (Formula 5) in 22 mins 3 secs with Clare Annan (Formula 5) 2nd in 22 mins 8 secs and Angela McCann (Buggy Brigade) 3rd in 22 mins 56 secs.

Race 3 will once again go off at 7 pm with all the athletes collecting their number sat the Vocational School and we would like to thank the Vocational School committee for the use of their fine facilities for our race headquarters.

Race 4 will take place on Wednesday 21st April and the format for this event will be Lucky Dip. Here we will have pre selected finishing positions and who ever finishes in these positions will receive a Prize at the Presentation of Prizes which will once again takes place in the Post House from 9pm onwards on Wednesday 21st April. There will be music and post Race Refreshments and it is a great social event, well worth coming to.

1    John Fitzgibbon    Fitzgibbons Engineering    21:06
2    Patrick Roche    Formula 5    21:21
3    Derek Nolan    Bulmers    21:52
8    Martina O Dwyer    Formula 5    22:03
9    Claire Annan    Formula 5    22:08
22    Angela McCann    Buggy Brigade    22:56

The full results can be seen HERE

The third race in the series is on Wednesday, the 16th of April. Race flyer HERE ...directions and course preview HERE

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Notice...Three Counties Challenge (Tipperary-Waterford-Kilkenny)...Apri-Aug 2014

The Outfield Sports 3 Counties Challenge is a popular race series which runs from April to August every year. Following the success of last year, the organisers Carrick-on-Suir AC have kept the same format with the same 5 races covering the three counties of Waterford, Tipperary and Kilkenny.

Location of race series.....within easy driving distance of Waterford, Dungarvan, Clonmel, Cashel, Thurles and Kilkenny.

Course previews....Faugheen 5k...Portlaw 5m...Deadmans 5m Carrick-on-Suir...Rathgormack 5m...Piltown 10k

Here is some additional info from Carrick-on-Suir AC.......
Carrick-on-Suir's Three-Counties Challenge has become firmly established in the South-East's running calendar since its inception in 2007. The series has grown from a single race with 100 runners to last year's record five-race series with more than a thousand participants. The eighth running of the series will once again start with a 5km race building up to 10km for the final event. This makes the series ideally suited to those who are new to running while also satisfying more experienced runners.

The 2014 series will start on Friday, 25th April with the second running of the Faugheen 5km road race, kindly sponsored by Bobby Fitzgerald Accountants. This race will be run over the well-known, flat route used for the Faugheen 50 motor bike races over the years and was the scene of many PB times in its very first running last year.

This will be followed closely by the O' Neill Pharmacy Tom Jordan Memorial Portlaw 5-mile road race on Friday, 9th May. This race, organised in conjunction with the Portlaw Red Cross, is run over another fast course and last year saw more than 250 entrants.

The third race in the series will see us return to County Tipperary for the ever-popular 'Deadman's 5' mile road race on Friday, 6th June at 7:30pm. Now in its ninth year, this race starts outside the beautiful Ormond Castle in the centre of Carrick-on-Suir, taking in a scenic route around the Deadman's Boreen (hence the name!) and finishing in a lovely straight stretch along the tree-lined town park.

The penultimate race of the series sees us return to County Waterford and the picturesque village of Rathgormack for the AutoPower Rathgormack 5 on Friday, 11th July. This challenging, undulating course is an ever-popular addition to the series, thanks mainly to the beautiful scenery of the Comeragh Mountains and the superb home cooking in the hiking centre after the race.

Finally, the series will end in County Kilkenny with the Morris Oil Piltown 10km road race on Friday, 1st August at 7:30pm. Another scenic trek, the race starts on the grounds of Kildalton Horticultural College and winds its way by the lake and tree-lined avenue before completing a circuit of the flat roads around Piltown. Another firm favourite in the series, 2014 will be the seventh running of this race.

The club is delighted to welcome back local specialist running store, Outfield Sports of Carrick-on-Suir as series sponsor for the eighth year ( now promoting the store's new website, hence the series title - the outfieldsports.ie 3 Counties Challenge). We are also delighted to announce that running brand Ron Hill are also involved as title sponsors. We are very grateful to our sponsors for their continued support and it is great to see the same businesses supporting our races year after year. As usual, the message from the club is for all series participants to return the support to these businesses who have been good enough to help us, despite the harsh economic climate.

The prize fund for the series will be in excess of €6,000 with prizes in all the usual age categories. There will also be a team prize for each race as well as numerous spot prizes. All races in the series have full AAI permits and are accurately measured. For further information on the series contact Mark (086-1608165) or Alan (051-641826).

Monday, April 7, 2014

Tipperary...Results of the Novice B road championships - Sun 6th Apr 2014

The Tipperary County Novice B road championships were held in Ballingarry on Sunday the 6th of April 2014. 18 took part in the women's race with 37 in the mens.

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Tipp Athletics have a number of photos HERE