Saturday, February 28, 2015

Clare...Results of the Clare County 4 mile road championships - Sun 15th Feb 2015

The Clare County 4 mile road championships were held in Kilnaboy on Sunday the 15th of February 2015. The numbers taking part were pretty small with 35 men and just 17 women.

1 Keith Lynch                 B.M.O.H               21.12
2 Brendan O Grady         Kil/Ibk Nth Clare    21.17
3 James Mc Intyre          B.M.O.H               21.19
1 Imogen Cotter             Ennis Track (A)     24.30
2 Becky Coughlan         Ennis Track (A)     25.02
3 Michelle O Mahoney  Kil/Ibk Nth Clare     26.40

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the County Intermediate Road Championships - Sun 15th Feb 2015

County Intermediate Road Championships...Sunday 15th February 2015 in Galbally

Women’s Intermediate Race
1 Mary Louise Ryan Mooreabbey Milers 15.29
2 Siobhan McHugh Clonmel 15.30
3 Eileen McCullagh Thurles Crokes 15.38
1 Clonmel (2,6,10) 18
2 Mooreabbey (1,8,15) 24
3 Moyne (7,9,11) 27

Men’s Intermediate Race
Place Name Club Time
1 Mike Cunningham Mooreabbey 28.04
2 John Fitzgibbon Thurles Crokes 28.20
3 Andrew Smyth Coolquill 28.30
1 Thurles Crokes (2,4,5,13) 24
2 Mooreabbey M (1,6,9,17) 33
3 Clonmel (7,15,20,21) 63

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipp PRO Report... HERE

Waterford...Results of the Kilmacthomas 5 mile road race - Sun 15th Feb 2015

Kilmacthomas 5 Mile 2015...Organised by West Waterford AC

Men’s Prize Winners
1st Andrew Connick Ferrybank A/C 0:25:55
2nd Noel Murphy Waterford A/C 0:26:29
3rd Tony O Reilly Ballyroan/Abbeyleix 26.54
Age Categories
O/40 Alan Ryan WWAC 29.20
O/45 Brendan Aspel WAC 31.26
O/50 Martin Hayes WWAC 31.02
O/55 Walter Keane WAC 30.43
Women’s Prize Winners
1st Grace Mc Connell Ballyroan/Abbeyleix 31.41
2nd Sally Forristal St Josephs 31.51
3rd Angela Mc Cann Clonmel A.C. 31.58
Age Categories
O/35 Maeve Savage WAC 32.01
O/40 Corinna Walsh WWAC 32.21
O/45 Elaine Barry Tramore A.C. 37.12
O/50 Bernie Prendergast WWAC 40.11
J/F Aoife Hamilton WWAC 34.12

The full results can be seen HERE (Ignore the 2014 at the top of the results, they're for 2015)

Kerry...Results of the Tralee Valentines 10 mile race - Sun 15th Feb 2015

Catching up on some results! This 10 mile race was held in Tralee on Sunday the 15th of February and it was I believe the second year of this particular race. A total of 437 people took part which is a good turnout but it was down 30% on the figures for 2014. Why the drop? Perhaps last year had a bit of the novelty factor in that it was a new race or maybe it's just a sign that there are so many races out there to choose from at the moment?

It would be pretty normal for most 10 mile races to have about 40% women. In this one last year, it was 56% and that reduced to 51% this year.

1 Donal O'CALLAGHAN  55:27    Senior  (1)    Male  (1)
2 Micheal O REGAN  55:50    Senior  (2)    Male  (2)
3 Declan POWER  56:06    Ages 40-44  (1)    Male  (3)
21 Anna Meria COSTELLOE  1:04:37    Senior  (1)    Female  (1)
35 Caitriona BARRY  1:08:06    Ages 40-44  (1)    Female  (2)
38 Sharon CAHILL  1:09:25    Ages 50-54  (1)    Female  (3)

The full results can be seen HERE

Monday, February 23, 2015

Results of the John Minogue 8k...Miltown Malbay, Co.Clare - Sun 22nd Feb 2015

200 plus turned out for his 8k in Miltown Malbay on Sunday 22nd Feb 2015

1 26:51    JULIO CESAR F CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
2 27:34    KEITH LYNCH,     B. M. O. H.    M
3 28:28    MICHEAL KELLY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
1 31:09    SHARON RYNNE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F
2 32:57    JACKIE O CONNOR,     Ennis Track AC    F
3 34:42    MARY CAHILL,     Ennis Track AC    F

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Kerry...Results of the Killarney 5k race - Sat 14th Feb 2015

This was the 3rd race of 4 in the Killarney Winter 5k series organised by Gneeveguilla AC.

First 3 men and women…
1 Tim O’Connor Snr M An Riocht AC 15:19
2 Simon Mangan Snr M Gneeveguilla AC 16:11
3 Robert Purcell Snr M45 Gneeveguilla AC 16:15
7 Maria McCarthy Snr F Farranfore Maine Valley AC 17:39
12 Niamh O’Sullivan F50 An Riocht AC 18:05
31 Caroline McCarthy F45 Unattached 20:05

The full results can be seen HERE

The 4th and final race is Saturday the 21st of February.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 4k race - Wed 11th Feb 2015

Clonmel AC 4K Road Race Series sponsored by Barlo Motor Group
Race 5 Results    
Place    Athlete's Name    4kTime    lap    last lap
1 JOE FEERY       14:23         7:00         7:23
2 DECLAN CURLEY       14:58         7:29         7:29
3 KEITH O BRIEN       14:58         7:28         7:30
11 AINE ROCHE       15:52         7:47         8:06
14 SIOBHAN MCHUGH       16:09         8:04         8:05
33 YVONNE O CONNOR       17:23         8:43         8:41

The full results can be seen HERE

From Clonmel AC.......The 5th race of the Clonmel AC 4k series, sponsored by the Barlo Motor Group took place in ideal conditions for running. Once again we had a very good entry of 122 athletes so far this series of races has attracted 228 athletes. Many of these athletes were competing in this series for the very first time and it was great to see the progress many of them have made over the 5 races to date. We have one more race of this series to go and that is next Wednesday night when the race will be run in aid of the Lourdes Pilgrimage Trust, a very worthy charity that takes approx 500 children with special needs to Lourdes for a week at Easter. So all monies donated at next Wednesday night’s race will go to this very worthy cause. It costs approx 1000 Euros to bring a child on this trip every year, so all monies collected will be deeply appreciated by this Trust.

Back to the race and the first three men were Joey Feery in 14 mins 23 secs, Declan Curley 14 mins 58 secs and Keith O Brien in 14 mins 58 secs. The top three women were Aine Roche 15 mins 52 secs, Siobhan McHugh 16 mins 9 secs and Yvonne O Connor 17 mins 23 secs. The results are based on your Chip time that is the time from when the athlete starts under the gantry to the time that they finished under the gantry. I see a few athletes started down the field at the start and then put in a great effort to pass as many athletes as possible and so it is their net time (Chip Time) that counts. The results also show the split times for each lap and it is rounded up to the nearest second. Once again, it was an ideal night for running and it was great to see many athletes improve on their PBs.

Once again we are very grateful to the Barlo Motor Group for sponsoring this year’s series and the grand prize of driving a new car for a week. We are also very grateful to the Brothers of Charity for the use of their carpark as race headquarters and to all the stewards who ensured that the whole event was a brilliant success.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Limerick...Results of the Tom Walsh Memorial 10k, Caherconlish - Sun 8th Feb 2015

183 runners took part in this 10k race in Limerick.

1 33:30    DONAGHER, Kevin    Men    34    1
2 33:39    CESAR, Julio    Kilmurry/Ibricken A C    Men    105    2
3 33:50    FITZGERALD, Paul    Limerick A C    Men    65    3
1 38:39    HEHIR, Cushla    Women
2 39:10    RYAN, Dymphna    Dundrum A C    Women
3 39:50    MC PHAIL, Ann    Dooneen A C    Women

The full results can be seen HERE

Monday, February 9, 2015

Kerry...Results of the Kilgarvan 5k & 10k charity fun runs - Sun 8th Feb 2015

A large number of runners and walkers took part in this 5k & 10k charity fun run near Kilgarvan on Sunday the 8th of February 2015.

The full results are HERE

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Clare...Results of the Cooraclare 10k race - Sat 14th Feb 2015

Cooraclare,Co. Clare...The Flan Mc Mahon 10k Road Race...Sat 14 Feb. 2015

Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:34:08    JAKE O REGAN,     St Johns A C    M    27    1
    2    0:34:22    NIALL SHANAHAN,     Limerick    M    4    2
    3    0:36:21    DERMOT GALVIN,     St Johns A C    M    26    3
    4    0:37:05    ALAN CONSIDINE,     Cree    M    39    4
    5    0:43:13    CAOIMHIN DONNELLAN,     Cooraclare    M    66    5
    6    0:43:15    MICHAEL REIDY ,     Kilkee    M    6    6
    7    0:43:30    NIGEL CARROLL,     Cratloe    M    18    7
    8    0:43:40    STEPHEN CONNORS,     Kilmihil    M    63    8
    9    0:43:42    MICHAEL KELLY,     Cooraclare    M    67    9
    10    0:44:31    DEREK LYNCH,     Limerick    M    5    10
    11    0:44:38    PAT MC MAHON,     Cooraclare    M    3    11
    12    0:45:28    MARGARET FALSEY,     Cree    F    58    12
    13    0:45:32    JOE CONSIDINE,     Cree    M    31    13
    14    0:45:59    SEANIE BARRY,     Kilnamona    M    56    14
    15    0:46:32    JOHN MC MAHON,     Lissycasey    M    2    15
    16    0:47:02    STEPHAN O GOPRMAN,     Cooraclare    M    19    16
    17    0:47:06    GEAROID LILLIS,     Cooraclare    Junior Men    8    17
    18    0:47:07    SINEAD LILLIS,     Cooraclare    Junior Ladies    9    18
    19    0:47:29    BRIAN KELLY,     Cooraclare    M    65    19
    20    0:48:21    EOIN DALY,     Cooraclare    M    15    20
    21    0:48:34    MAURA CLAHERTY,     Galway    F    30    21
    22    0:48:35    KILLIAN GEANEY,     Kilrush    M    53    22
    23    0:49:39    MAURA FALSEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane North Clare    F    16    23
    24    0:51:00    SINEAD KEOGH,     Athenry A C    F    43    24
    25    0:51:05    JOHN ROCHE,     St Johns A C    M    25    25
    26    0:51:30    GERARD MC INERNEY,     Kilrush    M    32    26
    27    0:52:15    JOE KELLY,     Cooraclare    M    61    27
    28    0:52:22    JOHN O CONNELL,     Cooraclare    M    47    28
    29    0:52:26    SEAN O BRIEN,     Cooraclare    M    7    29
    30    0:52:28    GERARD GROGAN,     Cooraclare    M    44    30
    31    0:52:33    CONOR EGAN,     Mullagh    M    40    31
    32    0:54:10    GERALDINE QUINN,     Cooraclare    Female Walkers    13    32
    33    0:55:08    SARAH BREW,     Ennis Track A.C.    F    17    33
    34    1:00:17    PAUDIE MESCALL,     Cooraclare    M    55    34

Results of the Killarney 5k race...Sat 7th Feb 2015

Organised by Gneeveguilla AC, this was the second race of 4 in the Killarney Winter 5k series.

1 Matthew Collins U 19M Gneeveguilla AC 16:11
2 Tony Harty M 35 An Riocht Ac 16:16
3 Donal White M 35 Kerry Crusaders 16:20
6 Martina Kiely Snr F St. Finbarrs AC 17:21
20 Caroline McCarthy F 45 Unattached 20:04
30 Gillian O'Sullivan Snr F Star of the Laune AC 21:00

The full results can be seen HERE

Waterford...Results of the Annevalley 5 mile challenge - Sat 7th Feb 2015

1 Power    Trevor    26:35    5:19/M    Top Fin    Waterford AC
2 Murphy    Noel    27:19    5:28/M    Top Fin    Waterford AC
3 Quinlan    Frank    27:32    5:30/M    Top Fin    Waterford AC
12 Murray    Orna    30:27    6:05/M    Top Fin   
30 Savage    Meabh    32:51    6:34/M    Top Fin    wac
45 Behan    Diane    34:08    6:49/M    Top Fin    Waterford AC

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, February 6, 2015

Notice...Adare 10k road race, Co.Limerick - Sun 22nd Feb 2015

The annual Adare 10k road race is coming up on Sunday the 22nd of February 2015 at 1pm. Organised by West Limerick AC, this is always a popular race and attracts a large field of about 500-700 runners, way beyond the usual 200 or so most races get.

Entries........You can pre-enter online HERE for €16.50. You can also enter at the community hall on the Saturday between 3pm and 5pm and on the morning of the race for €20.

They are also giving out dry fit tops to the first 500 people who enter.

The 10k course starts and finishes in Adare and takes in a loop to to the north-west.

Course Preview.....You can find maps, directions, photos and a preview of the course at...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

New parkrun starting in Ennis, Co.Clare in March 2015

Fresh on the heels of the new parkrun in Tralee, it has just been announced that a new parkrun will be starting in Ennis in Co.Clare.

That brings the total number of 5k parkruns in Munster now to six. In the order of which they started, they are....

Cork...Macroom...18th May 2013
Cork...Clonakilty...1st Feb 2014
Cork...Bere Island...30th Aug 2014
Clare...Clarisford...25th Oct 2014
Kerry...Tralee...24th Jan 2015
Clare...Ennis...14th Mar 2015

The Ennis 5k parkrun will start in Lee's Road at 9:30am on the 14th of March.  If anyone is interested in being a volunteer, then call Cathy on 0656865454 or email

They will be running an information evening on the 18th February in the West County Hotel at 8.15pm. People will be able to hear the experiences from the volunteers at Clarisford Park parkrun, in Killaloe.

Where next? Will we see more starting in Co.Cork in 2015?

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 4k road race - Wed 4th Feb 2015

 Place    Name        4kTime    lap    last lap    Division
1 DECLAN CURLEY       14:57         7:18         7:40    SM
3 PAUDIE O KEEFFE       15:20         7:49         7:32    SM
4 BILLY MOLONEY       15:21         7:34         7:47    SM
2 CLAIRE ANNAN       15:11         7:35         7:37        SW
29 SUZANNE SHINE       17:12         8:31         8:42    SW
34 YVONNE O CONNOR       17:20         8:30         8:51    SW

The full results can be seen HERE

Report from Clonmel AC....The 4th race of the Barlo Motor Group sponsored 4K took place in ideal conditions. Competition was very good with the top three athletes finishing as 1st Declan Curley 14:57, 2nd Claire Annan 15:11 and 3rd Paudie O Keeffe 15:20. The prize winners tonight were Mark Corcoran 10th in 15:44, Robert Dower 22nd in 16:44, Jimmy Lonergan 32nd in 17:18, Andy Moloney 50th in 18:53, Patrick O Gorman 60th in 19:44 and the winner of a new car for the week from the Barlo Motor Group, 70th Judy Newman 20:45, Barbara o Reilly 82nd 21:55, Thomas Shanahan 92nd 23:11, Paula Kennedy 105th in 24:43 and Jackie Hickey 110th in 25:29.
The Club would like to thank the Brothers of Charity for the use of their carpark as our race headquarters and thanks to all our stewards who ensured that the whole event was a great success.
On Wednesday 18th February we will have our 4K charity Run and this year the worthy Charity will be the Irish Pilgrimage Trust and this is a Charitable organisation who take approx 500 children with special needs to Lourdes for a week at Easter, a very worthy cause and well worth supporting on Wednesday 18th February as all monies donated on that night will go to this worthy cause.

Photo shows Gillian Prendergast getting to use a brand new Ford Mondeo for a week. She was the lucky winner of the use of a new car in the 3rd race of the 4k Series sponsored by Barlo Motor Group.
Photo include: Ivan Barlow, Frank Lynch (Clonmel AC Chairman) & winner Gillian Prendergast.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tipperary...Results of the County Novice Road Championships - Sun 1st Feb 2015

The Tipperary County Novice Road Championships were held in Moyne on Sunday the 1st of February 2015

left to right – Phil Ryan Ballynonty AC, Linda Grogan Dundrum AC and Eileen McCullough Thurles Crokes AC

The men's race was on a 6km course...
1 Willie O'Dwyer Dundrum A C 20:08
2 Aaran O Donnell Carrick On Suir A C 20:25
3 Liam Shanahan Thurles Crokes A C 20:29

The womens race was on a shorter 3km course
Pos Athlete’s Name Club Mins Secs
1 Linda Grogan Dundrum AC 11:16
2 Eileen McCullough Thurles Crokes AC 11:30
3 Phil Ryan Ballynonty AC 11:52

Full results....Photos.....PRO Report

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Waterford...Results & photos of the Dungarvan 10 mile road race - Sun 1st Feb 2015

1569 runners took part in this years Dungarvan 10 mile road race in West Waterford. Conditions were nearly skies and sunshine although a bit on the cold side with the temperature not too far above zero.

1st Man Mick Clohessy – Raheny Shamrocks 48:45
2nd Man Mark Hanrahan – Leevale AC 48:52
3rd Man Sean Hehir – Rathfarnhan AC 49:09
4th Man Gary Thornton – Galway AC 49:36
5th Man James McCarthy – East Cork AC 51:35
6th Man John Frazer – Crusaders AC 51:56
1st Siobhan O’Doherty – Borrisokane AC 58:00
2nd  AnnMarie Holland – St.Finbarrs 1:01:50
3rd  Ann Curley – Donore Harriers 1:02:27
4th Maria Costelloe – Gneeveguilla 1:02:38
5th Adele Walsh – St Senans 1:04:44
6th Angela McCann – Clonmel AC 1:05:27

Full results

Prize winners

Photos...(Updated Mon 4pm)
1) Kieran Minihane has a gallery HERE
2) Derek Costello of Eagle AC has a large gallery HERE 
3) Gearóid Ó Laoi has a small gallery HERE
4) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE

Facebook galleries....Account required to view...
1) Pat Burke has an album HERE
2) John Coleman has a gallery HERE 
3) DC Images has a gallery HERE

Near the 1km mark (mute the music! :o))

From West Waterford AC......For the first year this year we donated monies from the race to a charity. SERT. "South East Radiotherapy Trust" was the chosen charity and we were delighted that you the runners through your generous donated €2000 to this most worthy charity who do great work transporting cancer patients and others to and from hospital for treatment .

On behalf of SERT Liz Walsh came along on Sunday and was presented with the cheque by John Treacy on behalf of all the runners who donated to the cause. 

Kerry...Results of the Kieran O'Rahilly 10k - Sun 1st Feb 2015

354 turned out for this 10k in Tralee. 

1 Michael O'REGAN 32:24 Senior  (1)    Male  (1)
2 Donal O'CALLAGHAN 33:10 Ages 35-39  (1)    Male  (2)   
3 Derek GRIFFIN 35:02 Senior  (2)    Male  (3)   
24 Caitriona BARRY 40:23 Ages 40-44  (1)    Female  (1)
34 Sharon CAHILL 41:53 Ages 50-59  (1)    Female  (2)
46 Margaret CARLIN 43:11 Ages 50-59  (2)    Female  (3) 

The full results can be seen HERE

Munster Athletics News...Sun 1st Feb 2015

Some updates from Munster Athletics...

1) Munster Indoors....These were held in Nenagh on the 23rd of January. Updated results. Munster Athletics are now conducting an online survey on how to improve their indoor competitions. You can see the survey HERE

2) Courses & workshops....An updated list for the South-West of Ireland can now be found HERE

3) Championship races....An updated list of all Championship races in Munster can be seen HERE

4) Munster Star Award Winners 2014.....This was held in Blarney on Sat 31st Jan 2015.
The full list can be seen HERE  &   Photos HERE