Sunday, May 31, 2015

Notice...The Champion Kiely 5k road race, Ballyneale, Tipperary - Fri 26th June 2015

This 5 km road race is coming up in Ballyneale, South Tipperary on Friday, the 27th of June 2014 at 7:30pm.

Location...Ballyneale is about 3 miles / 5 kms to the north-west of Carrick-on-Suir.
If you are coming from Clonmel then take the N24 for Carrick-on-Suir. Look for the turn off left about 4 kms east of Kilsheelan.
From Carrick-on-Suir, take the R696 and look for the turn off left.

The village is well sign posted from the N24, N76 and R696 roads. Unusually however, the signs on the N76 and R696 refer to it as 'Ballyneill' while the sign posts on the N24 say 'Ballyneale'. Either way, it's one and the same village.

Ballyneale itself is a very small village consisting of a church, pub, school and several houses.

From the organisers.....Race registration will be from 6pm at the school. Parking is available at the community sports field, 800 metres from the school. The race starts 200 metres from the school and includes one full circuit of the village and finishing at the community sports field. Tea and refreshments will be served at the sportsfield.

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

Waterford...Results of the Tallow Community Council 5k fun run/walk - Sat 30th May 2015

A total of 63 people turned out for the Tallow Community Council 5k fun run/walk on Sat 30th May 2015.

Frank Hayes    17.28
Denis McCarthy    18.53
Kevin Cotter    19.05
Caobhie Hayes    22.23
Mary Hogan    22.45
Sarah Mulcahy    25.22

The full results can be seen HERE

Waterford...Results of the Touraneena 5k road race - Fri 29th May 2015

A record 218 runners took part in this years Touraneena 5k organised by West Waterford AC.

Men’s Results
1st Kevin Maunsell Clonmel AC 15.01
2nd David Mansfield Clonliffe Harriers AC 15.41
3rd Brian Murphy Carrick On Suir AC 15.51
0/40 David Ryan Clonmel AC 16.15
0/45 P.J.Guinan Waterford AC 17.27
0/50 John Walsh Clonmel AC 18.17
0/60 Walter Keane Waterford AC 18.41
Junior Liam Reilly West Waterford AC 18.04
1st local finisher Johnny Mc Grath

Ladies Results
1st Sylvia Malone Waterford AC 19.00
2nd Corinna Walsh West Waterford AC 19.36
3rd Sandra Prendergast West Waterford AC 19.36
0/35 Mary Molloy Carrick On Suir AC 20.31
0/40 Catriona Gough Waterford AC 21.17
0/45 Brigid Coffey West Waterford AC 23.06
0/50 Josie Ui Chuirrin West Waterford AC 24.00
Junior Marie O' Donovan IND 24.13
1st local finisher Claire Fitzpatrick

The full results can be seen HERE]

1) West Waterford AC have a gallery of photos HERE

Friday, May 29, 2015

Clare...Results of the Sixmilebridge 10k road race - Fri 29th May 2015

A total of 234 people took part in this years Sixmilebridge 10k road race organised by BMOH AC. Although high compared to some races, this is the lowest number ever for this event.

1    0:31:56    KENNETH RODGERS,     St Johns AC    M
2    0:33:50    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
3    0:33:59    JAMES LIDDANE,     B. M. O. H.    M
14    0:38:18    IMOGEN COTTER,     Ennis Track AC    F
18    0:38:41    ANNA GREALISH,     Ennis Track AC    F
21    0:39:26    CUSHLA BRID HEHIR,     Ennis Track AC    F

The full results can be seen HERE

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Clare...Results of the Cooraclare NS 5k - Thurs 28th May 2015

A total of 194 people took part in this event.

Cooraclare National School 5k Road Race/Walk in Cooraclare Thursday 28 May 2015. 7:00 pm

1 17:21    DERMOT GALVIN,     West Clare Sports Fitness ClubM  
2  18:46    JOHN KEOGH,     Kilmihil    M  
3 18:48    JIMMY DOWNES,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM 
7 22:30    SINEAD LILLIS,     Cooraclare    Junior Ladies  
12 23:02    LAURA QUINLIVAN,     Cooraclare    Junior Ladies 
13 23:35    SHAUNA O GORMAN,     Kilmihil    Junior Ladies

The full results can be seen HERE

Clare...Results of the Clare Burren Marathon - Sat 23rd May 2015

The results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Holycross 5k run - Wed 27th May 2015

A total of 270 people turned out for the St Michael's NS Holycross 5K Fun Run on Wednesday 27th May 2015.

1    JACK CORBETT    17:10
2    DENIS SHANAHAN    17:17
3    PETER MADDEN    18:10
12    LINDA GROGAN    20:30
19    EILEEN MCCULLAGH    20:33
24    JACQUELINE HUGHES    21:15

The full results can be seen HERE

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tipperary...Results of the John Kelly Memorial 7k road race, Loughnane - Fri 1st May 2015

A total of 53 runners took part in the John Kelly Memorial 7k road race on Fri 1st May 2015. Organised by Templemore AC, the proceeds of the race went towards Loughnane National School.

James Grufferty    24.39    M
Tony Fogarty    25.54    M
Glen Austin    26.29    M
Margaret Tangari    27.14    F
Eileen McCullagh    29.45    F
Kate Harrison    31.19    F

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Poulmucka 5k & 8k race - Fri 22nd May 2015

A total of 308 runners turned out for the two races in Poulmucka, Co.Tipperary on Fri 22nd May 2015....216 in the 8k and 92 in the 5k.

1    Kevin Maunsell    Clonmel AC    M Sen    25:00
2    David Ryan    Clonmel AC    M40    26:19
3    Aaron O'Donnell    Carrick-on-Suir    M Sen    27:03
26    Claire Annan    Clonmel AC    F Sen    30:18
33    Aine Roche    Clonmel AC    F Sen    31:15
34    Sinead Smyth    Cahir Meet & Train    F Sen    31:16

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Cahir Tidy Towns have a gallery HERE 
2) Cahir News have a gallery HERE

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Waterford...Results of the Ardmore 5 mile road race - Fri 22nd May 2015

1st Brian Murphy Carrick AC 25.31
2nd John Meade St.Finbarrs AC 26.10
3rd Noel Murphy Waterford AC 26.58
1st Corinna Walsh West Waterford AC 31.49
2nd Maebh Fenton N.U.I.Galway 32.18
3rd Sandra Prendergast West Waterford AC 32.57 

The full results can be seen HERE

1) David Coleman has a gallery HERE 
2) West Waterford AC have a gallery HERE

Limerick...Results of the Kilmallock 5 mile road race - Fri 22nd May 2015

1    Declan Moore    Bilboa A C    SM    26:21
2    Julio Cesar    Kilmurry/Ibrickane A C    SM    26:43
3    Finchra Mac Domhnaill    West Limerick A C    SM    27:02
41    Noelle Ahern    West Limerick A C    SF    32:15
43    Lorna Fitzgerald    Mallow A C    SW    32:25
44    Clotilde Fitzgibbon    Grange/Fermoy A C    F40    32:27

The full results can be seen HERE

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tipperary...Notice for the Deadmans 5 mile road race, Carrick-on-Suir - Fri 5th June 2015

The third race of five in the Three Counties Challenge is coming up on Friday, the 5th of June with the Deadman's 5 mile in Carrick-on-Suir in S.Tipperary.

From the organisers......The 3 Counties Challenge moves back to County Tipperary for Race 3 in the series, the "Deadman's 5" mile road race on Friday 6th June @ 7:30 sharp. This race, now in it's 9th year, starts at the picturesque Ormonde Castle in Carrick on Suir, and goes through the center of the town before taking in a loop of the famous Deadman's Boreen, finishing on a lovely long straight stretch at the back of the Town Park , 5 Miles in total. It is mostly flat, with a short drag in the middle, but mile 4 on is slightly downhill, so a good time is possible.

More details from the organisers....... Registration takes place at the Carrick Swan GAA Hall (behind the Garda Barracks) from 6:00 p.m. Please note the race must start on time at 7:30 as part of the route goes over a railway crossing, so Registration will close at 7:10. Entry fee is €10.00

There will be changing and shower facilities after the race in the Club Hall, and also after race refreshments will be in the hall this year.

Don't forget, as well as the usual prizes (please see flyer) , there will be a Draw for a pair of Mens and Womens New Balance Tech Runners (RRP €135) on the night -all non prize winning runners will be entered.

Please see www.carrickroadrunners or the club facebook page for further info.

There will be changing and shower facilities after the race in the Club Hall, and also after race refreshments will be in the hall this year.

Course Map...

 The 5 mile course starts and finishes in the town and takes in a loop to the north.

Closer look at the town section...

Preview.....A full preview of the course with photos can be seen HERE

Kerry...Results of the Castleisland 10 mile & 5k race - Sun 17th May 2015

A total of 322 runners took part in this event organised by An Ríocht AC...127 in the 10 mile race and 195 in the 5km.

10 mile...
1 Tim O CONNOR 53:17 Ages 40 – 49 (1) Male (1)
2 Donal O’CALLAGHAN 55:56 Senior (1) Male (2)
3 Sean O SULLIVAN 56:15 Senior (2) Male (3)
14 Kate MURPHY 1:05:57 Senior (1) Female (1)
20 Sharon CAHILL 1:08:22 Ages 50 – 59 (1) Female (2)
22 Margaret CARLIN 1:09:21 Ages 50 – 59 (2) Female (3)

1 Shane SIMCOX 16:33 Ages 40 – 49 (1) Male (1)
2 Arthur FITZGERALD 16:36 Senior (1) Male (2)
4 Tommy OBRIEN 16:56 Ages 40 – 49 (2) Male (3)
3 Shona HEASLIP 16:52 Senior (1) Female (1)
5 Martina KIELY 17:37 Senior (2) Female (2)
11 Niamh O’SULLIVAN 18:40 Senior (3) Female (3)

1) A small gallery of photos before the race HERE
2) Some presentation photos HERE
3) Peter Murphy has a very large gallery of photos HERE (Facebook account required to view)

Limerick...Results of Mugret St Pauls 10k road race - Sun 17th May 2015

A big turnout of 558 people turned out for this 10k in Limerick.

1    Kenneth RODGERS      00:31:18    Senior  (1)    Male  (1)
2    Niall MCCORMACK  00:32:26    Senior  (2)    Male  (2)
3    David MANSFIELD (1262)    00:32:52    00:32:51    Senior  (3)    Male  (3)
11    Margaret DANAGHER  00:37:32    Senior  (1)    Female  (1)
26    Ann MACPHAIL  00:39:40    Ages 40-49  (1)    Female  (2)
59    Louise MATTHEWS  00:44:19    Ages 40-49  (2)    Female  (3)

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Moyne Templetuohy Juvenile GAA 5k fun run/walk - Sun 17th May 2015

154 took part in this event.

1    Paddy Cummins    18.07
2    Richie Daly    18.20
3    Ben O’Dwyer    19.25
6    Katie Harrison    19.35
7    Eileen McCullagh    19.43
19  Roisin Daly    22.36

The full results can be seen HERE

Waterford...Results of the Faithlegg 5 mile - Fri 15th May 2015

172 runners turned out for this 5 miler in Waterford.

1    Murphy    Brian    26:53    5:22/M    Top Fin    Carrick on Suir AC
2    O'Byrne    Iain    28:17    5:39/M    Top Fin    Waterford AC
3    Scollard    Pj    28:50    5:46/M    Top Fin    Waterford AC
7    Murray    Orna    31:21    6:16/M    Top Fin    Ferrybank
16    Savage    Meabh    33:50    6:46/M    Top Fin    Waterford AC
18    Mahony    Joan    34:27    6:53/M    Top Fin    Waterford AC

The full results can be seen HERE

Clare...Results of the Ennistymon Hurling Club 5k fun run/walk - Sat 16th May 2015

Ennistymon Hurling Club 5k Road Race/Walk at Ennistymon Saturday 16 May 2015. 11:00 am

1    17:38    WILLIE DEVITT,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
2    21:06    LIAM SHANNON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
3    21:12    NIALL HOGAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM Primary School
17    29:38    ANGELA O LOONEY,     Ennistymon    F
20    32:06    DEIRDRE MC DONAGH,     Ennistymon    F

21    32:40    ROISIN SHANNON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF Primary School

The full results can be seen HERE

Clare...Results of the Clare Soccer 5k fun run/walk - Sun 17th May 2015

Clare School Boys/Girls Soccer 5k Road Race/Walk at the Lees Road Sunday 17 May 2015

1    0:16:28    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
2    0:19:07    CIAN MC DONAGH,     Avenue Utd    M
3    0:20:38    COLIN CARMODY,     Coonnolly Celtic    M
14    0:24:15    CHLOE NEYLON,     Connolly Celtic    F
15    0:24:24    HANNAH MORRISSEY,     Fern Utd    F
16    0:24:26    AILBHE MORRISSEY,     Fern Utd    F

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Kerry...Results of the Lakes of Killarney Marathon - Sat 16th May 2015

The annual Lakes of Killarney Marathon & Half-Marathon was held on Saturday the 16th of May in Killarney National Park. The numbers were down a bit this year in the half dropping from 199 down to 149...a 25% drop. The numbers for the full remained much the same...88 this year compared to 84 last year. The chart below shows the numbers...

It's a bit suprising that it has never really grown in numbers? It's a lovely spot for a half and a full and the time I did it as a pacer for the full, it seemed well organised. The only thing is that  it's a low key event so maybe the organisers want to keep it like that?

The drop in number in the half this year may well be due to the Castleisland 10 mile being on the same weekend.

1    Fozzy FORRISTAL All Ages  (1)    Male  (1)    02:58:51
2    Denis KEANE All Ages  (2)    Male  (2)    03:02:20
3    John P FOLEY All Ages  (3)    Male  (3)    03:03:44
25    Dolores DUFFY All Ages  (1)    Female  (1)    03:39:09
27    Annie LARDNER All Ages  (2)    Female  (2)    03:41:15
32    Mandy PRENDERGAST COOKE All Ages  (3)    Female  (3)    03:45:25

1    Tony HARTY 01:19:15    Male  (1)
2    Christopher MURNANE 01:21:05 Male  (2)
3    Martin CROWLEY 01:23:55    01:23:40 Male  (3)
17    Lisa GRIFFIN 01:34:26    01:34:10 Female  (1)
21    Sinead O CONNOR 01:36:48    Female  (2)
23    Colette O' DONOGHUE 01:37:17    Female  (3)

The full results can be seen HERE

Limerick...Results of the Galbally 5 mile road race - Fri 15th May 2015

The annual Galbally 5 mile in E.Limerick was held on Friday the 15th of May 2015. A total of 161 runners took part, down about 18% on the 198 of 2014.

2 DAVID RYAN    CLONMEL AC    M40       26:45
3 DECLAN MOORE    BILBOA AC    SM       27:00
17 CAROL FINN    LEEVALE AC    SW       30:32
24 AINE ROCHE    CLONMEL AC    SW       31:53 

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Anthony Dinan has a gallery HERE

Reminder...Casteisland 10 mile & 5k in Kerry - Sun 17th May 2015

Just a reminder that you can still enter the Castleisland 10 mile and 5k race on the morning of the race.

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tipperary notice...Poulmucka 8km & 5km road race - Fri 22nd May 2015

This 8 km road race organised in conjunction with Clonmel AC is coming up on Friday, the 22nd of May at 7:30pm.

Poulmucka is located in South Tipperary, about 5 miles to the north-west of Clonmel...

From the N24 road running from Cahir to Clonmel, look for the turn off for Newinn and Cashel (R687)...
Turn off 2.2 miles from the roundabout on the western side of Clonmel
Poulmucka is located on the R687, about 2.4 miles from the junction above.

The village itself is no more than a pub and a few houses...

Course....The 8 km route takes in a triangular loop to the north-west of Poulmucka...

There are also some hills along the route with the most serious climb around 2.5 miles / 4 kms...

Course preview...A full preview of the 8 km course with photos can be seen HERE

For the 5k fun run, runners will be brought out to the 3k mark and they run to the finish with both races going off the same time.

Limerick... Possible Research Paticipation Injury advice

To whom it may concern,

My name is Sean Mc Auliffe, I am currently a PhD researcher at the University of Limerick. For the past 2 years we have been engaged in research involving athletes with achilles tendon pain; mainly we have been looking at: The impact achilles tendon pain has on their running and the effects of an individualised rehabilitation program on pain in achilles tendon sufferers.

The first part has involved a brief 15 min phone interview detailing the impact achilles tendon pain has on running performance, daily activities etc. The second part is providing achilles tendon pain sufferers with a comprehensive and tailored rehab program based on their symptoms and deficits by assessing strength, biomechanics, posture etc as well as providing info an appropriate training load and activity.

We are non profit researchers, our only aim is to help people with achilles tendon pain by understanding it more and providing education and rehabilitation free of charge. We have been actively involved with running clubs around the Limerick area for the past 2 years and we are hoping to expand this further if possible. Given the popularity of your website we are wondering if there would be a possibility of providing information about our studies if readers were interested.

Kind regards

Seán Mc Auliffe (BSc),

PhD Candidate, Department of Clinical Therapies, Health Science Building, University Of Limerick.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tipperary...Results of the Annerville 10k road race, Clonmel - Sun 10th May 2015

A total of 277 runners took part in this years Annerville 10k road race in Clonmel on Sunday the 10th of May 2015.

1 SERGIU CIOBANU    CLONLIFFE HARRIERS       30:33    SM    04:56
2 WILLIAM MAUNSELL    CLONMEL AC       31:49    SM    05:08
3 NIALL MCCORMACK    CLONMEL AC       31:55    SM    05:09
37 AINE ROCHE        CLONMEL AC       39:04    SW    06:18
45 ANGELA MCCANN    CLONMEL AC       39:39    W40    06:24
47 BREDA MAHONY    CLONSILLA       39:57    W35    06:27

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Tipperary Photos have a gallery HERE
2) Clonmel AC have some presentation photos HERE

Photos...(Facebook account required to view)
1) Susan Parker Laste has a gallery HERE

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Waterford...Results of the Portlaw 5 mile road race - Fri 8th May 2015

The annual Tom Jordan Memorial 5 mile road race was held in Portlaw, Co.Waterford on Friday the 8th of May 2015. A total of 192 runners took part, a jump of 14% on the number for 2014.

This was also the 2nd race of 5 in the Three Counties Challenge organised by Carrick on Suir AC.

From Carrick-on-Suir...
O' Neill Pharmacy Tom Jordan Memorial 5-miles

The second race of the 2015 Three Counties Challenge saw 195 runners line up for the O' Neill Pharmacy Tom Jordan Memorial race in Portlaw on Friday evening last. This was the seventh running of this very popular event and the third year in which it formed part of the five-race series organised by Carrick-on-Suir AC. The heavy rain during the day cleared just in time for the race and runners enjoyed good conditions for the five mile challenge.

The course which was used for the first time last year received very favourable reviews and again produced some fast times. Victory in the men's race went to Clonmel AC's Kevin Maunsell who led for practically the entire route and finished with a time of 24:55. David Mansfield from Clonliffe Harriers had taken the first race of this year's series in Faugheen and again ran a fine race to finish in second place in 25:15. Carrick AC runner, Brian Murphy, was close behind in third place, clocking 25:24.

The ladies' race was won in fine style by Clonmel AC's Claire Annan who broke the 30-minute barrier with a superb time of 29:54. Sylvia Malone from Waterford AC took the runner-up prize with Anna-Leigh Hore from Kilmore AC taking third place.

Carrick AC would like to thank all who helped make this such a successful event. Thanks to O' Neill Pharmacy, Portlaw, for once again kindly sponsoring the race and to Alan Treacy, Outfield Sports, Carrick-on-Suir for the continued sponsorship of the overall series. The Portlaw branch of the Red Cross once again excelled with their race organisation. It has been through the dedication and hard work of Brian Nugent and his Red Cross colleagues that the race has become so firmly established on the road-race calendar.

A big thank-you also to all of the race stewards who ensured the safety of the runners and to all who helped with race registration, timing, results and post-race refreshments at the Forge Bar.

The third race of the series will be the Deadman's 5-miles in Carrick-on-Suir on Friday, 5th June at 7:30pm.

O' Neill Pharmacy Tom Jordan Winners:
Senior Men ; 1. Kevin Maunsell (Clonmel AC) 24:55 2. David Mansfield (Clonliffe Harriers) 25:15 3. Brian Murpohy (Carrick AC) 25:24
O/40 : Frank Quinlan (Waterford AC) 26:42
O/45 : Richard Hayes (Waterford AC) 29:52
O/50 : Ray Hahessy (West Waterford AC) 30:37
O/55 : Walter Keane (Waterford AC) 29:54
O/60 : Tommy Cahill (Clonmel AC) 32:41
Junior : Mark Condon (Waterford AC) 30:50
Team : Waterford AC ( Noel Murphy, Brian Swaby, PJ Scollard

Senior Ladies : 1. Claire Annan (Clonmel AC) 29:54 2. Sylvia Malone (Waterford AC) 30:24 3. Anna-Leigh Hore (Kilmore AC) 30:51
O/35 : Maedbh Savage (Waterford AC) 31:45
O/40 : Angela McCann (Clonmel AC) 30:51
O/45 : Mairead Murphy (St. Senans AC) 37:46
O/50 : Liz Nolan 35:43
O/55 : Bernie Prendergast (West Waterford AC) 37:41
Junior : Mary Stafford
Team : Waterford AC (Joan Mahony, Sinead Brannigan, Sarah Lee)

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Carrick Road Runners have a small number of photos HERE

Friday, May 8, 2015

New 5k parkrun to start in Killarney in June 2015

It was announced recently that a new 5k parkrun will be starting in Killarney on Saturday the 6th of June 2015. The 5km route will be in the Killarney Demense and will start at 9:30am every Saturday morning.

Slowly but surely there are more parkruns being rolled out across the country. On the 23rd of May, a new one will be starting in New Ross in Co.Wexford.

Parkruns are free timed 5k runs and are held in numerous locations. To take part, you just need to be registered first and then you print out a bar code which you take to all future events.

You can register by going to the parkrun website.

You can see the list of parkruns in Munster by looking at the race calendar.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Waterford Notice...Portlaw 5 mile road race - Fri 8th May 2015

The second race in the 3 Counties Challenge is on next Friday, the 8th of May 2015 with the Tom Jordan Portlaw 5 mile road race in Co.Waterford...

Note from the organisers......The seventh annual O' Neill Pharmacy Tom Jordan Memorial 5-mile road race will be held in Portlaw on this Friday evening, May 8th, at 7:30pm. This very popular event is the second race in this year's Three Counties Challenge which got underway in Faugheen two weeks ago. The new route which was used for the first time last year met with the approval of all runners and will no doubt see some very fast times again this year. Last year's race was won by Noel Murphy (Waterford AC) in 26:44 and Angela McCann (Clonmel AC) won the ladies' race in 30:58.

The entry fee for the race is €10 and registration will be from 6pm in the old fire station across the road from the Portlaw Heritage Centre. There will be prizes in all the usual age categories as well as team prizes for both men and ladies. There will also be a draw for all non-prizewinning participants and two lucky runners will take home a pair of New Balance running shoes valued at €130.

Prize-giving and post-race refreshments will be at the Forge Bar where all are assured of a warm welcome from Brian Nugent and the Portlaw Red Cross team. If you are looking for an enjoyable run over a fast 5-mile course then Portlaw is the place to be this Friday! For further race information contact Alan (051-641826) or Mark (086-1608165).

Located in Portlaw in Co.Waterford, this race should be of interest to runners from a wide catchment area...

...especially those in Waterford City which is only 14 miles / 22 kms away. Note that Portlaw is located just west of the R680 road which runs from Waterford City to Carrick-on-Suir...

Directions.......If you are coming from the North / Carrick-on-Suir side then look out for the turn right. You then keep following this road into the town....keep going straight...and you'll end up at the roundabout near the registration point.

If it's from the South / Waterford City side then take the left...

...and then you'll come to a T-junction where you turn right.....cross the bridge......and then take the first left.....

This will take you to the roundabout which is located at the western side of the town.

If you are coming from West Waterford then take the N25 east as far as Carroll's Cross Road, Ballyshonock........turn left at the old red/orange thatched cottage, which is signposted "L4022 Portlaw". The large QK Cold Storage plant is on the opposite side of the road. This road takes a shorter route to Portlaw.

There are a few places that you need to take note of...

1) Entries will be taken at the Heritage / Resource Centre which is located next to the roundabout.
2) Post race refreshments and prize giving is at the Forge Inn which is only about 600 metres away from the roundabout.

Some of the key locations for the race are shown below...

Entries taken at the Heritage Centre at the western side of the roundabout

Post race refreshments at the Forge Inn.

The above photo is from the recent race launch.

From the organisers..."The 7th Tom Jordan Memorial 5 mile Roadrace was launched last night - a big thank you to our main sponsor Dermot O'Neill (Pharmacy) for his continued support!
Any and all sponsorship received is greatly appreciated- thank you to all who pledged their support again! A big thank you also to Carrick-On-Suir AC for including us in their popular 3 Counties Challenge. 

So, who's going to take home the Tom Jordan Memorial Cups next Friday???
Pictured are (left to right) Alan Treacy (Carrick-On-Suir AC / Outfield Sports), Elizabeth Nugent (IRC Portlaw Treasurer), Dermot O'Neill (Main Sponsor / Dermot O'Neill Pharmacy, Portlaw), Bernie O Sullivan (IRC Portlaw Chairperson) and Mags Power (Carrick-On-Suir AC)."

Limerick Athletic Club Renunion...15th May 2015

Limerick AC are looking for past and present members to contact them about a reunion on Friday 15th May 2015 at 8.00 pm ...

Monday, May 4, 2015

Clare...Results of the Whitegate 10k & 5k - Mon 4th May 2015

The Dinny Ryan Memorial Whitegate 10k & 5k Fun Run in Whitegate, Co Clare Monday 4 May 2015

1 35:49    ADRIAN LINEHAN ,     Duhallow    M
2 37:25    GERARD DALY,     Whitegate    M
3 37:55    MIKE CURLEY CUNNINGHAM,     Mooreabbey Milers AC    M
5 39:11    CUSHLA BRID HEHIR,     Ennis Track AC    F
7  40:14    SHARON RYNNE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF
13 46:14    CARMEL MAC DOMHNAILL,     West Limerick AC    F 

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary notice...Annerville 10k road race, Clonmel - Sun 10th May 2015

Located in South Tipperary, this 10 km road race should be of interest to a lot of runners.

From the organisers Clonmel AC.......The Annerville 10K Road Race......This very popular sporting event takes place on Sunday, 10th May, in Clonmel at 2pm. The entry fee is 10 Euros. Entries will be taken at the Clonmel Vocational School, the Mall from 11 am onwards. The course has been officially measured by the Jones Counter and has an AAI permit.

This year the organising committee has put together a great array of prizes that will include many Spot Prizes for down the field finishers. There will also be post race refreshments served in the Clonmel Vocational School.

For further enquiries please contact Niall O Sullivan at 086 1660888.

Directions, maps and a full course preview with photos can be seen HERE