Saturday, July 30, 2016

Clare...Results of the Dan O'Halloran Memorial 10k Road Race, Cycle and 5k , Kilmihil... Sat 30 July 2016

Looking at last years results, there were a total of 182 participants between the 10k race, the 5k run and the cycles. This year, it's down to 130.

1    0:34:21    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M
2    0:38:26    MICHAEL CASSERLY,     Sligo    M
3    0:39:10    COLIN FITZGERALD,     Ennis Town S.C.    M
6    0:40:24    SHARON RYNNE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare F
13    0:44:46    MARIE HOWARD,     Kilkee    F
15    0:45:01    ANNE MARIE CONNELLAN,     Ennis Track AC    F 40

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Clogheen 5k road race - Thurs 28th July 2016

220 runners turned out for this years Clogheen 5k road race in South Tipperary on Thurs 28th July 2016. In the mens race, there was a dead heat for first place.

1    Kevin Maunsell    Clonmel AC    Senior Men    15:46
1    James Ledingham    West Waterford AC    Senior Men    15:46
3    Danny Smith    Ballynonty AC    Senior Men    16:39
20    Aine Roche    Clonmel AC    Lady Senior    19:10
22    Claire Annan    Clonmel AC    Lady Senior    19:27
29    Llinda Grogan    Dundrum AC    Lady Senior    19:52

The full results can be seen on the Clonmel AC website HERE

1) Cahir News have some photos HERE

Kerry...Results of the Gneeveguilla One Mile race - Wed 27th July 2016

The 5th and final race of the 2016 Summer One Mile Series was held in Gneeveguilla on Wednesday the 27th of July. A total of 62 runners took part and the top 3 were…

1 John Barrett O/50M Gneeveguilla AC 5:02
 2 Robert Purcell Snr O/45M Gneeveguilla AC 5:05
 3 Cormac Hickey Snr/M Riverstick 5:14
8 Shona O’Brien U/17F Gneeveguilla AC 5:28
10 Siobhan Daly Snr/F Gneeveguilla AC 5:47
17 Caroline Murphy O/50F Gneeveguilla AC 6:15

The full results of the Gneeveguilla race can be seen HERE

Series…Overall, it was another successful series with an average of 64 participants per race. The series also increased in size with the addition of a new race in Ballydesmond included as well.

All the results can be seen on the Gneeveguilla AC website.

Kilkenny...Results of the Piltown 10k road race - Fri 29th July 2016

 The annual Piltown 10k road race was held on Friday the 29th of July and attracted a small field of just 96 runners. As can be seen from the chart above, the numbers have really dropped since 2014.

1 0:34:10 MAUNSELL, Kevin Clonmel AC Senior Men 05:29.8
2 0:34:15 MOORE, Kevin Dundrum Senior Men 05:30.6
3 0:34:40 MURPHY, Brian Carrick AC Senior Men 05:34.6
16 0:38:11 CARTHY, Jackie Kilmore ac Ladies Over 45 06:08.6
24 0:39:19 FORRISTAL, Sally St Josephs Senior Ladies 06:19.5
26 0:39:37 MALONE, Caoilte KCH Senior Ladies 06:22.4

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, July 29, 2016

Clare...Results of the Dermot Power Memorial 5k race in Kildysart - Thurs 28th July 2016

A small crowd of 86 turned out for the Dermot Power Memorial 5k race in Kildysart on Thurs 28th July 2016. 

1    0:18:54    BRIAN MURPHY,     Ennis Track AC    M
2    0:19:24    BEN WHELEHAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
3    0:19:43    JOHN GINNANE,     Kildysart    M
11    0:21:44    ANNE MARIE CONNELLAN,     Ennis Track AC    F
15    0:23:11    SUE GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F
16    0:23:14    SHEILA CLEARY,     St Marys AC    F

The full results can be seen HERE

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Notice...Clogheen 5km road race, Tipperary - Thursday 28th July 2016

This 5 km road race in South Tipperary is coming up on Thursday, the 28th of July 2016. Located centrally to the towns of Mitchelstown, Cahir and Clonmel, this race should be of interest to a lot of runners.

Against the backdrop of the Knockmealdown  Mountains, it's a lovely spot for a race.

Course Preview...Maps, directions and a preview of the course can be seen HERE 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Reminder...Entry fee for Clonmel Half goes up on 1st Aug

Just a reminder that the €25 early bird entry for the Clonmel Half-Marathon closes on the 31st of July. After that, it goes up to €35. The entry fee also includes a dry fit top.

More info here...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Kerry...Results & Photos of the Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 23rd July 2016

The annual Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k was held on Saturday the 23rd of July 2016. This year, there was a record number of finishers with 1673 between the two races....799 in the 10k and 874 in the Half-Marathon.

1  Donal O CALLAGHAN 00:33:58  Senior  (1)  Male  (1) 
2  Cillian O'DONOVAN 00:34:15Senior  (2)  Male  (2) 
3  Sean O SULLIVAN  00:34:27  Senior  (3)  Male  (3) 
13  Siobhan DALY  00:41:25 Senior  (1)  Female  (1) 
15  Elke WOLF  00:42:08  Senior  (2)  Female  (2) 
19  Niamh CLIFFORD  00:42:30  Senior  (3)  Female  (3) 

1  Niall SHANAHAN 01:13:48  Senior  (1)  Male  (1) 
2  Christopher MURNANE 01:15:48  Senior  (2)  Male  (2) 
3  Donal WHITE 01:16:01  Senior  (3)  Male  (3) 
24  Teresa GUTIERREZ DIAZ 01:24:34 Ages 40-49  (1)  Female  (1) 
34  Alison KIRWAN 01:26:07  Senior  (1)  Female  (2) 
35  Deirdre NAGLE 01:26:18  Senior  (2)  Female  (3) 

Results...The chip timing results can be seen HERE or if you want to see them all on one sheet, go HERE

1) Mike O'Grady Photography has 800 photos HERE

2) Run Killarney have a large number of albums
a) Part 1...  Selection of photos
b) Part 2...  Before the starof of the half and just after
c) Part 3...   Early in the half
d) Part 4...  Early in the half
e) Part 5...   Half near Muckross House
f) Part 6...  Half near Muckross House
g) Part 7...   Half & 10k in the park
h) Part 8...  Half & 10k in the park
i) Part 9...   Half near Muckross House
j) Part 10...  Half near Muckross House
k) Part 11...  Half near Muckross House
l) Part 12...  Half & 10k in the park
m) Part 13...  Half in the park
n) Part 14...  Half in the park
o) Part 15...   Half in the park
p) Part 16...  Half in the park
q) Part 17...   Half in the park
r) Part 18...  Post race
s) Part 19...   Half in the park
t) Part 20...  Half in the park
u) Part 21...   Half in the park
v) Part 22...  Half in the park
w) Part 23...   Half & 10k in the park
x) Part 24...  10k in the park
y) Part 25... 10k in the park
z) Part 26... 10k in the park
Part 27... 10k in the park
Part 28... 10k in the park
Part 29... Finish line photos
Part 30... Finish line photos 
Part 31... Finish line photos
Part 32... Finish line photos 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Waterford...Results of the Alan Everett 5 mile road race in Woodstown - Fri 15th July 2016

113 turned out for the annual Alan Everett 5 mile road race in Woodstown Co.Waterford on Friday the 15th of July 2016. As numbers go, they were down slightly on the 116 of 2015. As can be seen from the chart above, it's the lowest it has been for a number of years.

1    QUINLAN    FRANK    474    26:55    5:23/M    WATERFORD A.C.
2    MURPHY    NOEL    510    28:40    5:44/M    WATERFORD A.C.
3    SCOLLARD    PJ    416    28:52    5:46/M    WATERFORD A.C.
16    MALONE    SYLVIA    475    31:43    6:20/M    WATERFORD A.C.
28    MAHONY    JOAN    454    34:14    6:51/M    WATERFORD A.C.
29    BRANNIGAN    SINEAD    462    34:21    6:52/M    WATERFORD A.C.

The full results can be seen HERE

Waterford...Results & Photos of the Ballymacarbry 5 mile road race - Fri 22nd July 2016

169 took part in this years Ballymacarbey 5 mile road race in Co.Waterford on Friday the 22nd of July 2016, a slight increase on the numbers for 2015. This was race number 9 of 11 in the ongoing Ger Wyley Sports / SKINS race series.

The race was sponsored by Doocey's Bar.

Race winners Kevin Maunsell & Laura Tobin of Clonmel AC

Ballymacarbry 5 Mile 2016
Men’s Prize Winners
1st Kevin Maunsell Clonmel AC 26.42
2nd Damien Murphy West Waterford AC 27.08
3rd Danny Smyth Ballynonty AC 27.18
O/40 Colm Costello Brother Pearse’s AC 28.55
O/45 Dermot Hayes Dundrum AC 28.56
O/50 Martin Hayes West Waterford AC 29.51
O/55 Maurice Boland Clonmel AC 36.29
Junior Anthony Tobin Clonmel AC 27.54

Women’s Prize Winners
1st Laura Tobin Clonmel AC 30.54
2nd Aine Roche Clonmel AC 32.41
3rd Mary Molloy Carrick on Suir AC 33.52
O/35 Laura Flavin West Waterford AC 39.21
O/40 Kate Wall Clonmel AC 39.56
O/45 Brigid Coffey Ind 38.18
O/50 Anna Byrne Clonmel AC 39.28
Junior Laura Corbally Touraneena Road Runners 45.57

The full results can be seen HERE

1) West Waterford AC have a gallery HERE

Kerry...Results of the Humphrey Murphy Memorial Run - Thurs 7th July 2016

A total of 114 runners took part in this years Humphrey Murphy Memorial Run in Castleisland, Co.Kerry....43 in the 10k and 71 in the 5k.

1. Tommy O'Brien 16:06
2. Arthur Fitzgerald 16:20
3. John Barrett 16:55
12. Catherine Kiely 20:38
13. Ursula Barrett 21:14
15. Marie McKenna 21:44

1. Sean O'Sullivan 34:19
2. Patrick O'Connor 34:31
3. George McCarthy 36:08
14. Elaine O'Keeffe 46:20
17. Laura Kerin 50:41

The full results can be seen HERE

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Kerry...Results & photos of the Brandon Bay Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 16th July 2016

The annual Brandon Bay Half-Marathon & 10k was held on Saturday the 16th of July 2016 and 381 runners in total took part.  In the half-marathon, there were just 114 which would have meant that there would been big gaps between the runners when spread out over the 13 miles or so. The 10k was the main event with 267 taking part.

As can be seen from the graph above, the numbers have remained pretty consistent over the last three events.

Just a note on the distances....i.e. they are approximate distances for the half and 10k, not exact.

1 Patrick OCONNOR 01:21:33 Male (1)
2 Martin CROWLEY 01:22:02 14 Male (2)
3 Mike SHEEHY 01:26:2801:26:295893 Male (3)
18 Pauline ROBERTSON 01:43:33 Female (1)
27 Brigita LUKSTE 01:45:56 Female (2)
30 Audrey GAHAN 01:46:50 Female (3)

1 Aodh O'CURRAIN 36:59 Male (1)
2 Patrick HAYES 37:12 Male (2)
3 Ger CRONIN 38:14 Male (3)
21 Ciara LANIGAN 46:35 Female (1)
26 Margaret O'SHEA 47:07 Female (2)
42Emma O'MAHONY 49:33 Female (3)

The full results can be seen HERE

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Tipperary...Results & photos of the Clerihan 5 mile road race - Fri 15th July 2016

Going against the trend of a lot of other races, the numbers for this 5 mile road race were up 24% this year. A total of 174 runners took part in this annual 5 mile race in Clerihan organised by Clonmel AC.

1    Kevin Maunsell    Clonmel AC        26:13    SM
2    Danny Smith    Ballynonty AC        27:35    SM
3    Jimmy Boland    Clonmel AC        27:55    SM
16    Margaret Danagher    Templemore AC        32:20    SW
20    Aine Roche    Clonmel AC        32:54    SW
27    Annmarie Boland    Clonmel AC        34:03    SW

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Tipperary Photos have a gallery HERE
2) Clonmel AC have a number of small galleries... Pre-race ... Finish Line 1 ...  Finish Line 2 ...  Finish Line 3 ...   Finish Line 4 ...    Finish Line 5 ...   Presentation photos ...  

Waterford...Photos of the Mount Mellary 5 mile run - Fri 15th July 2016

Mount Melleray Community run / walk in Aid of Cancer Charities SE

Held as part of the Silage festival weekend.

1st Raivis Zakis
2nd Mossie Keogh
3rd Ted O'Leary
1st Kate Veale
2nd Geraldine Lacey
3rd Brigid Coffey.

West Waterford AC have a small gallery of photos HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Borrisoleigh Track Attack 5k - Thurs 14th July 2016

A total of 251 runners took part in this years Track Attack 5k in Borrisoleigh, a drop of almost 19% on the figure for 2015. As races go in Tipperary however, 251 is still a pretty respectable figure.

1    Sean Tobin    Clonmel A C        14:58    SM    38
2    Freddie Keron Stuk    Raheny Shamrocks        15:06    SM
3    Kevin Maunsell    Clonmel A C        15:31    SM
9    Siobhan O'Doherty    Borrisokane A C         16:42    SW
30    Margaret Danagher    Templemore A C         18:48    SW
35    Laura Tobin    Clonmel A C        19:08    SW

The full results can be seen HERE

1) The organisers has a number of small galleries...  Prize winners... Pre-race ... Finish Line 1 ... Finish Line 2 ... Finish Line 3 ... Finish Line 4 ... Race 1 ... Race 2 ... Race 3 ...

Report from the organisers... A huge thanks to all who competed in the third annual Borrisoleigh 5km last night. Despite the rain that greeted the event, we were treated to an excellent field of athletes from a brilliant array of clubs.

At the head of proceedings, a 5 man break blitzed the opening kilometres and it was obvious that the course record of 15:28 was going to stand no longer. The Clonmel duo of Kevin Maunsell and Sean Tobin were joined by Kenyan athlete Freddy Keron Stuk, Thurles Crokes man William Hughes and Kevin Moore from Dundrum.

As they approached the track down the finish straight, it was the American College based student Sean Tobin that crossed the line first in a brilliant time of 14:58, a full 30 seconds inside the previous record. Freddy was next in line clocking 15:06, reigning champion Kevin Maunsell was third in 15:31. William was next home in 15:46 while Kevin Moore continued his excellent season to date with a 15:46 finish.

Borrisokane's Siobhan O'Doherty ran a superb race from start to finish making it a hat-trick of victories in Borrisoleigh. She again smashed her previous best here in Borris and have now set a target of 16:42 to chase next year. Templemore's Margaret Danaher continues to excel returning home in another impressive time of 18:48.

There was a brilliant battle for the last podium place and it was Clonmel's Laura Tobin that climbed the third step for the second year running with a time of 19:08. She had to fight off the best efforts of St. Michael's Monica Corcoran and Dundrum's Linda Grogan however who crossed the line in times of 19:09 and 19:10 respectfully.

In the overage grades, Portlaoise A/C's Cyril Cuddy took the over 40's title in 16:26. Michael Moore from Dundrum took the over 50's title in 18:58 while first home in the over 60's was Leslie Smith of Coolquill A/C.

Monica Corcoran of St Michael's A/C took the over 40 women's crown in 19:09, Track-Attacker Kathleen O'Meara won the over 50's title in 23:57 while from near-by Upperchurch, Marion Gleeson took the Over 60's title in 36:12. 

Kerry...Results of the Puck Warriors 5k run - Wed 13th July 2016

A small crowd of 36 runners turned out for this 5k in Killorglin on Wed 13th July 2016.

1. Patrick O Connor m 17:18
2. Foley Damien m 18:27
3. Declan Murphy m 18:57
1. Sharon Cahill f 20:16
2. Alison Kirwan f Star of the Laune 20:25
3. Niamh Clifford f 21:12

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Cahir Downhill Half-Marathon - Sun 10th July 2016

There was a big drop of 50% in numbers for this years Cahir Downhill Half-Marathon in Tipperary on Sunday the 10th of July 2016. While there were 365 finishers in the inaugural year in 2015, that number had dropped to 181 this year.

1    Freddy Heron Stuk    Raheny Shamrocks      1:08:46      1:08:45    SM
2    Michael Harrington    Bantry      1:16:12      1:16:16    M40
3    John Murphy    Grange Fermoy A C      1:16:33      1:16:33    M40
19    Aíne Roche    Clonmel A C      1:29:48      1:29:47    SW
32    Kealey Tideswell    Clonmel A C      1:34:14      1:34:12    SW
38    Deirdre Enright    An Riocht AC      1:36:37      1:36:36    SW

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Cahir News has a gallery HERE

Waterford...Results & photos of the Rathgormack 5 mile road race - Fri 8th July 2016

The annual Rathgormack 5 mile road race was held on Friday the 8th of July 2016 and attracted a small field of 73 runners. As can be seen from the chart, the numbers were up slightly but still well down on a few years ago.

1 0:26:48 MURPHY, Brian Carrick AC Senior Men 05:21.5
2 0:27:08 SHEIL, Niall St Killians Senior Men 05:25.5
3 0:28:08 BOLAND, Jimmy Clonmel AC Senior Men 05:37.5
7 0:30:40 CARTHY, Jackie Kilmore ac Ladies Over 45 06:07.9
11 0:31:01 MALONE, Sylvia Waterford AC Ladies Over 40 06:12.1
14 0:31:55 FORRISTAL, Sally St Josephs Senior Ladies 06:22.9  

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Carrick on Suir AC have a gallery HERE

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tipperary...Results of the Coillte 10k road race, Dundrum - Wed 6th July 2016

There was a 25% jump in numbers for the Coillte 10k road race in Dundrum this year with 276 finishers crossing the finish line. A remarkable feature of this race is that there was a pretty high quality field with 26.8% breaking 40 minutes, up from 21% last year.

1    Declan Moore    Bilboa AC        32:38    SM    207
2    John Meade    St Finbarrs AC        33:08    SM    298
3    Martin Doody    Limerick AC        33:34    M40    243
41    Siobhan Doherty    Borrisokane        37:18    SW    190
82    Aine Roche    Clonmel AC        40:43    SW    257
84    Linda Grogan    Dundrum AC        40:47    SW    301

Results........The full results of the 10k race and the juvenile 5k race can be seen HERE

Dominic Moore presents the Tim Crowe trophy to Danny Smith Ballynonty AC for the first Tipperary athlete to finish the 10k road race in Dundrum.

New records set
Junior 5k...Darren Dunne Nenagh Olympic 15.12 (Old record was set by Jason Fahy 2004 15.20)

Junior 5k ladies...Louise Stack of Portlaoise AC set a new record of 19.05 (Old Record Siobhan O’Doherty 2001 19.08).

O/50 Men...Paul Moran Rathfarnham AC 34.12 (2nd O/50man also broke old record Aengus Burke 34.59) (old record Myles McHugh Clonmel 1996 35.18)

O/60 Men...James O’Sullivan Avondale 40.15 (Old record Billy O’Neill St. Abbans 2008 40.36)

Siobhan O’Doherty won her 9th title equaling the old record held by Cork Lady Mary Sheehan of Grange Fermoy who won 9 titles during the 90s/early 00s.


A breakdown of diversity of clubs in the race...
Dublin -                        Rathfarnham AC,
Waterford -                  Waterford AC,
Kilkenny -                    Gowran AC, St Joseph’s AC,
Clare -                         Ennis Track, Derg AC, BMOH AC,
Cork -                          East Cork AC, St Finbarrs AC, Galtee Runners, Mallow AC, St Nicholas AC,
Laois -                         Ballyfin AC, Ballyroan AC, Nuparc, Portlaoise AC, St Michaels AC, Mountmellick AC,
Limerick -                    Bilboa AC, Limerick AC, West Limerick AC, Limerick Country Club AC, Kilmallock AC, An Bru AC,
Tipperary -                  Ballynonty AC, Thurles Crokes AC, Ballydoyle Racing, Mooreabbey  Milers, Templemore AC, Clonmel AC, Dundrum AC, Moycarkey Coolcroo, St Catherines AC, Borrisokane AC, Tipperary Wheelers, Borrisoleigh Track Attack, Nenagh Olympic, Fethard AC, Moyne AC, Cashel Running Club,

Report from Dundrum AC.........Four New Records in Coillte Road Races Dundrum

Wednesday 6th July the annual Coillte 10k which also includes a 5k for Juniors was ran for the 31st time. On a good night for racing a huge field of over 300 runners went to the start line representing 44 different clubs. After a moments applause in memory of the late John Butler who was a great servant to the club and this race in the eighties and nineties. His son Pierce blew the whistle to set them on their way.
On the staggered start to accommodate the 5k distance Nenagh Olympic Junior Darren Dunne was gone from the whistle. Darren was never caught and came home in a course record time of 15:12 knocking eight seconds off the old record which had stood since 2004. Incredibly Darren also won this race in 2011 as a 14 year old in 17:35. The same applied to junior woman Louise Stack who came with the large contingent from Portlaoise AC. Louise was also gone from the whistle and came home in a magnificent time of 19:05 and in the process knock 3 seconds off the old junior record which has stood since 2001. Super running by both juniors and we will watch their progress with interest. Maybe someday they will return and become a member of the select few to win 5k and the 10k. Eddie Allen EMO/Rath in 18:18 and Domhnall O’Farrell Portlaoise18:48 were 2nd and 3rd respectively in the junior men. While Sorcha Moloney Ballyroan 20:38 and Poppy Hackett St Michael’s 21:30 took second and third in the junior women to ensure a midlands domination of the 5k

In the 10k Declan Moore Bilboa like the junior winners was again gone from the whistle. Declan who has been running very well of late came back into the village after one lap well clear of the field. He was pursued by a host of athletes nearly all from different clubs. Leading the charge was John Meade from St Finbarrs, Martin Doody Limerick, Brian Murphy Ennis Track, Danny Smith Ballynonty , Bernard McCullagh  Limerick and Trevor Power Waterford.

Declan kept the strong pace going out on the second lap to come home a very convincing winner in a time of 32:38 to add a new name to the winners list. Declan also became one of the select few to have won both races having won the Junior 5k in 2012. John ran on well to come home a clear second in 33:08. Brian Murphy held off Danny Smith for 3rd and 4th respectively in 33:41 and 33:45 respectively. Danny once again winning the Tim Crowe trophy for been the first Tipperary athlete to finish the 10k presented to him by the sponsor of the trophy Dominic Moore after the event. Bernard and Trevor finished two seconds apart in 33:51 and 33:53 for 5th and 6th respectively.

The category section had some tremendous battles with Martin Doody  Limerick 3rd overall and 1st over forty in 33:34 followed by Barry Minnock Nuparc in 34:03. Local man Dermot Hayes Dundrum kept the host club in the prizes with a great win in the over forty five section in 36:05 from Peter Madden Templemore in 37:09. Paul Moran Rathfarnham made the trip from Dublin and had a magnificent run to break the over fifty record by 66 seconds which had stood since 1996 finishing in 34:12. Aengus Burke from Portlaoise also broke the record when finishing 2nd in 34:59. Brian O’Reilly made his annual trip from Cavan to win the over fifty five section in 42:38. The last record on the night broken was by James O’Sullivan Tipperary Town who knocked 21 seconds off the old record for a great run and win in the over 60 section in a time of 40:15.
The women’s 10k had another clear win for Borrisokane’s Siobhan O’Doherty in 37:18 her 5th win in a row since 2012. Second and 3rd place had a tremendous battle between Clonmel’s Aine Roche and Dundrum’s Linda Grogan  with Aine getting the nod in 40:43 from Linda in 40:47 Linda knocking 91 seconds off her previous best time. Ali O’Connor St Finbarr’s 4th 42:09, Jean Mulcahy An Bru 5th 43:18 and Louisa Condon Thurles Crokes 6th 44:08 ensured six different clubs in the top six senior women placing.

The women categories had Aoife Carroll Mallow 1st over 35 in 43:07 with Karen Coughlan  Dundrum 2nd in 43:58. Monica Corcoran St Michaels was 1st over 40 in 41:19 from Phil Ryan Ballynonty 41:51. The evergreen Martina Ryan Thurles Crokes was 1st over 45 in 45:45 from Olwyn Larkin Portlaoise 2nd in 47:04. Anna Byrne Clonmel was 1st over 50 in 45:23. Dorothy Ryan Country Club was 1st over 55 in 45:01.While the teak tough Hilary Collins Coolquill was 1st over 60 in 55:02. Well done to all on a great nights racing.

Waterford...Results of the Rás na Rinne, Dungarvan - Fri 1st July 2016

113 runners turned out for the annual Rás na Rinne on Friday the 1st of July 2016. This represents a welcome 20% increase in numbers. This was also race number 8 in the ongoing Ger Wyley Sports / SKINS Race Series.

Ras Na Rinne 2016    
Men’s Prize Winners
1st  Brian Murphy  Carrick AC  30:57
2nd  Ravis Zakis  West Waterford AC  31:42
3rd  Brian Byrne  West Waterford AC  32:30
Age Categories
O/40  Alan Cullen  West Waterford AC  36:08
O/45  Peter Duggan  St Josephs AC  36:14
O/50  Martin Hayes  WWAC  36:43
O/55  Gerry Cantwell  WWAC  39:40
JM  Shane o Riordan  WWAC  36:50
Women’s Prize Winners
1st  Mary Molloy  Carrick‐On‐Suir  40:30
2nd  Niamh O Donovan  WWAC  42:52
3rd  Diana Chizikova  WWAC  43:30
Age Categories
O/35  Catriona Lee  N/A  45:40
O/40  Sinead Moore  WWAC  48:57
O/45  Andrea Gaffney  WWAC  50:48
O/50  Libby McGinn – Murphy WWAC  43:57 

The full results can be seen HERE

1) West Waterford AC have a gallery HERE

Report from West Waterford AC.... We made our annual trip to An Rinn last Friday evening for race 8 in the 2016 Ger Wyley Sports /Skins summer series the Mooney's pub  sponsored  Ras Na Rinne 6 mile race. There was a good turnout of 113 runners on the night which was well up on the number who ran in 2015.

The weather was showery for the race and it was quite windy as the field headed out  to complete the famed An Coinigeár course  The race started at 8.00 and the runners were set on their way by Liam Morrissey the new proprietor of Mooney's Pub and we wish Liam ever success with his new venture. Local race organisers Seamus O'Droma and Gerry Cantwell the clubs road racing coordinator once again had all race day details in order last Friday evening and the event went off brilliantly. 

Our thanks to all who helped on the night and to those who looked after the entries and results and finish area Tony,Ray,Sharon, Shirley and Irene great job lads efficiently done as always. To Liam O’Donnell on van duty, Thanks to our steward's on the course, John Leahy, Conor Norris and Jamie Mills on road management duty.  A sincere thank also goes to Comhairle Phobail na Rinne for providing the use of their hall for taking the entries. 

The race Friday evening was also part of a series of races being organised by Oireachtas  na Gaeilge and we thank Majella and all involved with this series for their input into our race here in An Rinne and for providing the T Shirts for the race also, this was much appreciated by all the runners. To our race sponsors Mooney’s Pub for their generous sponsorship and to Liam Morrissey who was on hand to present the winners with their prizes. Special thanks to those who provided the food for the runners especially to Josie Ui Chuirrin for the beautiful cakes, thanks to the O’ Droma family Seamus, Mary Rose and Darren of An Rinn who presented their family shield to the winner on the night, many thanks to one and all. See you in 2017.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Kerry...Results of the Farran 4 miler fun run - Fri 17th June 2016

Results of a 4 mile fun run from last month in Farranfore, Co.Kerry

1st Sean O'Sullivan. 21.24
2nd. Robert Purcell Snr. 22.54
3rd. Dermot Dineen. 23.48
13th. Elaine O'Keeffe. 27.58. - 1st Female
14th. Suzanne O'Sullivan 28.18
15th. Liz Heaslip. 28.40

The full results can be seen HERE

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Kerry - Results of the Fossa One Mile road race…Wed 6th July 2016

2016AdvertThe 2nd race in the annual One Mile Summer Series was held in Fossa to the west of Killarney on Wednesday the 6th of July with 46 runners taking part.
1. Tony Harty Killarney Valley Snr Men 4.52
2. John Barrett G Guilla 0/50 4.56
3. Robert Purcell G Guilla 0/45 4.57
6. Shona O Brien G Guilla U.17 5.09
14. Alison Kirwin Star of the Laune Sen 5.47
18. Caroline Murphy G Guilla 0.50 6.00
Photos….There are a small number HERE and HERE
The next one mile race takes place next week on Wednesday the 13th of July 2016 in Knocknagree in NW Cork.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Limerick...Results of the Dromcollogher 4 mile road race - Mon 4th July 2016

A total of 179 runners turned our for this years Dromcollogher 4 mile road race on Monday the 4th of July. As you can see from the chart below, the numbers have been reasonably steady for the last few years despite the fact that there are now a lot more races on the calendar.

1 0:20:23        TIM O CONNOR,     Riocht AC    M
2 0:20:56        JAMES DORAN,     Riocht AC    M
3 0:21:40        PATRICK O CONNOR,     LISTOWEL    M O/40
7 0:23:01        MARTINA KIELY,     St Finbarrs AC    F
35 0:26:55    CAROLINE CONROY,     West Limerick AC    F O/40
36 0:26:57    SINEAD BUCKLEY,     North Cork A. C.    F 

The full results can be seen HERE

Monday, July 4, 2016

Notice - Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k...Sat 23rd July 2016

One of the biggest races in Kerry is the annual Killarney Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k and it's coming up on Saturday the 23rd of July 2016.

The half marathon starts at Moll's Gap at 8:30am and follows one of the most scenic roads in the country to the finish line at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney.

The 10k starts and finishes at the Gleneagle Hotel and takes in a loop inside the national park near Muckross House.

Participants in the half marathon will be taken by bus from Killarney to the start line at Moll's Gap.

Entry for each race includes...Customised finisher medal...Dry fit T-shirt...Chip timing... Prizes... Massage at finish line... Hot tubs... Post-race party... Officially measured course

Note that the road from Molls Gap to Killarney will be closed to traffic and it's the only time of the year that you can run on this busy road.

The video clip below gives a feel for what the course looks like...

For more info, go to the Run Killarney Website

Clare...Results of the Mountshannon 5k & 10k - Sun 3rd July 2016

224 runners and walkers turned out for this 5k & 10k in Mountshannon, Co.Clare.

1    0:36:43    GERARD TROY,     Ennis Tri Club    M 
2    0:37:46    VIVIAN  MOLONEY,     Scariff    M
3    0:39:03    KIERAN MC CLEARN,     Portumna    M
1    0:47:54    SARAH STAPLETON,     Clonmel    F
2    0:48:53    MAEVE FLANNERY,     Mountshannon    F
3    0:50:41    SINEAD O BRIEN,     Tuamgraney    F

1    0:21:39    CORMAC FLANNERY,     Derg AC    M 5k
2    0:22:09    RAYMOND CAHILL,     Mountshannon    M 5k
3    0:22:22    GARY QUILLIGAN,     Mountshannon    M 5k
1    0:25:50    LUCY TIERNEY,     Mountshannon    Junior Ladies 5k
2    0:26:43    LABHAOISE O DONNELL,     Scariff    Junior Ladies 5k 
3    0:26:57    AMBER NOLAN,     Mountshannon    Junior Ladies 5k 

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Clare...Results of the Kilmurry Ibrickane Minor GAA Club 5k, Quilty...Fri 1st July 2016

159 turned out for this 5k in Quilty in Co.Clare on Fri 1st July 2016.

1    0:16:32    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
2    0:18:04    THOMAS GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
3    0:18:22    FINBAR O GRADY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
20    0:22:21    SUE GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F
23    0:22:39    AMY SEXTON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Ladies
26    0:22:45    MAGGIE MALONE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, July 1, 2016

Limerick...Results of the Bruff 5 mile road race - Fri 1st July 2016

217 runners took part in this 5 mile race in Bruff, Co.Limerick. 
Position     Name     City     Division     Time 
1     Declan Moore     Bilboa     SM         25:49
2     Danny Smith     Ballynonty     SM         27:18 
3     Gary Egan     An Bru     SM         27:22
25     Carol  Finn     Leevale     SW         30:56
26     Helen Brouder     Sportsworld     SW         31:24  
38     Aoife Carroll     Mallow     SW         32:38

The full results can be seen HERE

Clare...Results of the Kilrush Ladies GAA 5k - Thurs 30th June 2016

93 runners and walkers took part in this 5k in Kilrush, Co.Clare, well down on the 162 of 2015.

1    0:18:59    JOHN CAHILL,     West Clare Tri Club    M
2    0:19:03    JAMES FLANAGAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M
3    0:19:28    DAMIEN CAREY,     Kilrush    M
10    0:21:22    MICHELE O MAHONY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare F
13    0:22:09    SAOIRSE CROWE,     St Marys AC    junior ladies
14    0:22:10    GRACE MC KIERNAN,     Kilrush Ladies GAA    junior ladies

The full results can be seen HERE