Monday, May 29, 2017

Results & Photos of the Great Limerick Run...Sun 30th Apr 2017

This years Great Limerick Run was held on Sunday the 30th of April 2017. This is one of the largest running events in the country but as the charts show below, the numbers are in decline.

Marathon...In the full 26.2 mile marathon, the numbers were up this year but in the overall picture, the full accounts for a small part of the overall event.

1 Freddy Keron Male M35+     02:28:31
2 Peter    Mooney    Male M35+    02:29:06
3 Raivis Zakis    Male M35+    02:38:18
1 Pauline Curley    Female    F45+    TULLAMORE HARRIERS A.C.    02:52:14
2 Rachel Stokes    Female    F35+    MARATHON CLUB IRELAND    03:08:22
3 Laura    Rooney    Female    F35+    WATERGRASSHILL A.C.    03:14:53


Half-Marathon......The numbers were down this year in the half although not by a huge amount compared to last year.

1 Kevin Maunsell Male M35+ CLONMEL A.C.     01:07:47
2 Ciaran Faherty Male MOPEN 01:08:30
3 David     Mansfield Male     MOPEN     CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:09:37
1 Jill    Hodgins    Female    F35+    01:18:15       
2 Aoife    Cooke    Female    FOPEN    YOUGHAL A.C. 01:19:34   
3 Sinead Jennings Female F35+ 01:21:31

Full results...

6 Mile.......The really big drop in numbers was in the 6 mile and it follows on another large drop in 2016.

1 Peter   Somba    Male  M35+  29:39  
2 Sergiu        Ciobanu        Male  MOPEN   CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C 30:07
3 Jake  O'Regan  Male   MOPEN    ST. JOHN'S (CLARE) A.C.  30:07 
1 Siobhan O'Doherty   Female    FOPEN     35:06
2 Orla        Drumm    Female  FOPEN   36:09
3  Hilkka    Kontro   Female FOPEN LIMERICK A.C. 37:05

Full results...

1) Cathal Hayes has a gallery HERE
2) The Galway Cow has several albums...
...a) 475 photos
...b) 625 photos
...c) 415 photos
...d) 220 photos
...e) 493 photos

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Waterford...Results & Photos of the Waterford to Tramore 7.5 mile - Sat 29th Apr 2017

356 turned out for this years Waterford to Tramore 7.5 mile road race on Saturday the 29th of April 2017. This was a welcome 5% increase on last years numbers. It was also the 3rd race of 11 in the Waterford Summer Series.

1 Harty     Philip     40:10     5:21/M     1 WEST WATERFORD A.C.   
2 McCauley     Conor     41:08     5:29/M     2 LEEVALE A.C.   
3 McKenna     Mark     42:39     5:41/M     3 WATERFORD A.C.
14 Walsh     Adele     46:22     6:11/M     1 ST. SENANS A.C.   
20 Fitzgerald     Ruth     47:12     6:17/M     2
22 Forristal     Sally     47:22     6:19/M     3 ST. JOSEPH'S A.C.

The category awards are HERE

The full results are HERE

1) West Waterford AC have a large gallery HERE

Friday, May 26, 2017

Clare...Results of the Cooraclare NS 5k road race - Thurs 25th May 2017

325 runners turned out for this 5k in Cooralare, Co.Clare on Thursday the 25th of May 2017

1 17:30    THOMAS GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M 
2 18:45    JOHN KEOGH,     Kilmihil    M
3 19:01    AARON KELLY,     St Marys AC    M
12 21:45    SINEAD LILLIS,     Cooraclare    Junior Ladies
14 21:53    AOIFE LILLIS,     Cooraclare    Junior Ladies
16 22:01    DYMPNA O DWYER,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare F

Full results below...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Notice...Tournafulla Wind Farm 5k & 10k, W.Limerick - Sat 17th June 2017

Here is an event which is pretty unique...a 5k and 10k race through a wind farm in SW Limerick. Might be of interest to anyone who wants to take on something different....

Tournafulla Rathcahill 5km ­ & 10km Run

Saturday 17th June 2017

Registration Race Day...10:00am­ - 11:00am
10km Starts @ 11:00am Sharp.
5km Starts @ 11:05am Sharp.

From the organisers....Welcome to the Tournafulla / Rathcahill Wind Farm Run.

Now in its third year, the 5km and 10km routes are a family friendly charity walk / fun run on closed roads and tracks. The 10km route is a little more challenging. This year our chosen charity will see all event entry fees being donated to Bloodbike Midwest. Please checkout their website and facebook page to see what wonderful work they do. and

Race Facilities Include
● On site Parking
● First Aid Stations
● Toilets
● Tea & Refreshments after Event

There is also a tech race t-shirt for the 1st 150 entries on the day. 

Preview.....You can find more details including directions and maps here...

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Michael 'Curley' Cunningham ...RIP

Michael 'Curley' Cunningham RIP...

I was saddened to hear today that Mike Cunningham of Mooreabby Milers AC has passed away. Known to everyone as 'Curley', Mike was a regular on the racing scene and competed in races in Cork and all over Ireland.

I remember racing against Mike in a 50k race in Portumna a few years ago and I just couldn't match his pace as he finished first that day and I finished second. It was only after the race finished that I learned that he can taken part in a 10k race the evening before!

Mike was a quiet guy and was certainly one of the nicest people you could hope to meet on the race scene. Up to recently, he was involved in nearly everything...5k parkruns to mountain runs to marathons and ultras. I believe at one time he was part of an Irish masters team that took part in a mountain running competition in Slovenia / Italy.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam notice

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tipperary notice...Poulmucka 8km & 5km road race - Fri 19th May 2017

This 8 km road race organised in conjunction with Clonmel AC is coming up on Friday, the 19th 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 New Inn 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...Results of the MMRA Ballyhoura Marathon, Half & Ultra - Sat 29th Apr 2017

The numbers were up slightly in 2017 for this event. In the half-marathon, there was 108, the same as 2016. The marathon numbers have increased from 63 to 72 and the Ultra numbers went from 28 to 35.

Ballyhoura Trail Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
1    John Kinsella    2075    M    1:37:39   Bilboa AC    Limerick
2    Donal Coffey    1065    M40    1:39:40   Leevale    Cork
3    Eric Wolfe    1332    M40    1:41:41  Cork
23    Ide Kelleher    2063    F40    2:04:58  Mallow AC    Cork
25    Elaine O'Donoghue    2187    F    2:05:14    Riverstick/...    Cork
29    Tanya Sheridan    267    F    2:07:12 



Ballyhoura Trail Marathon (26.2 miles)

1    Eoin Sugrue    1169    M40    3:22:35   Cork
2    Mark Wolfe    1215    M40    3:27:27   Na    Cork
3    Tom Blackburn    2012    M50    3:34:14   Mooreabbey ...    Limerick
31    Liz Leonard    1279    F50    4:54:55  Marathon Cl...    Limerick
45    Heather Gordon    1168    F    5:18:48  Mud, Sweat ...   
54    Susan Steele    1315    F40    5:50:37  Clonakilty ...    Cork



Ballyhoura Trail Ultra Marathon

1    Barry Hartnett    145    M    5:17:58   Moorabbey M...    Tipperary
2    Adrian Hennessy    1120    M    5:33:51  Limerick
3    martin hennessy    321    M    5:43:59   kilfinane a...    Limerick
32    Clare O' Keeffe    1069    F40    8:39:54  


1) The MMRA have 4 galleries... #1 ... #2 ... #3 ... #4 ...

Monday, May 15, 2017

Tipperary...Results of the Run4Fun 4 mile race in Cahir - Wed 26th Apr 2017

A total of 206 runners turned out for this years Morrisons Mini Cahir Run4Fun 4 mile road race on Wednesday the 26th of April 2017.

1 Nigel O'Flaherty Clonmel AC 22:06 M40
2 William O'Dwyer Dundrum AC 22:18 M40
3 Alex Davey     Dundrum AC 23:06 SM
7 Claire  Annan Clonmel AC 23:39 SW
12 Linda  Grogan Dundrum AC 24:57 W35
16 Aine Roche     Clonmel AC 25:17 SW

The full results are HERE

1) Susan Parker-Laste has a gallery HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Borrisoleigh One-Mile race - Mon 24th Apr 2017

159 people took part in the Borrisoleigh Track Attack One-Mile race on Monday the 24th of April 2017.

1 Liam Harty Templemore          4:40.9     sm 
2 James Maher Templemore          4:44.7     sm 
3 Fred Crowley Thurles Crokes          4:45.7     jm 
17 Carmel Fitzgibbon Thurles Crokes  5:32.9     sw
18 Sarah Lane Nenagh Olympic          5:35.7     jw 
23 Ciara Cummins Nenagh Olympic      5:50.0     sw 

Full results




Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Waterford...Results of the Angela Burns Memorial 10K - Sun 23rd Apr 2017

The annual Angela Burns Memorial 10K was held in Waterford on Sunday the 23rd of April 2017 and 122 runners took part.

1     MURPHY     BRIAN     135     36:34    
2     BRIEN     CRAIG O'     52     38:13
3     CUDDIHY BRIAN     121     39:06
11     HARAN     EVELYN     87     44:56
21     HARTE     NICOLA     118     48:00
22     POWER     SINEAD     100     48:41 

Total Timing have the full results HERE

1) Ferrybank GAA club have a number of galleries... #1 ... #2 ... #3 ... #4 ... #5 ...

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel AC 6k road race - Wed 19th Apr 2017

The final race in the Morrison Mini Cahir 6k series was held in Clonmel on Wednesday the 19th of April 2017 and attracted a field of 173 runners.

No timing devices were allowed for the race as runners had to guess their finish time in advance.

1 Joey Feery Boston Scientific A 22:07 191
2 Bernard Durand Panda Carpets 22:53 146
3 Ian Purcell IP Physical Therapy 22:58 25114 Kealey Tideswell Fun Runners 24:18 34
15 Grainne O Callaghan South Tipp Physios 24:21 137
18 Suzanne Shine Pedal to the Metal 24:31 157

Full results below...

Limerick...Results of the Bruff GAA 10k fun run - Mon 17th Apr 2017

This small 10k fun run organised by Bruff GAA club had just 40 participants.

1 Gary Egan 35:11
2 Ger O'Sullivan 35:24
3 John Hartnett 35:57
1 Helen Hartigan 47:07
2 Leona Keogh 47:08
3 Jean Mulcahy 47:10

The full results are HERE

1) Bruff GAA have a gallery HERE

Monday, May 8, 2017

Kerry...Results & Photos of the Kenmare Bridge Run 5k & 10k - Sat 15th Apr 2017

There was a huge jump in numbers for the Kenmare Bridge Run this year with 185 people taking part. This is in contrast to the 97 of 2016. While the low numbers last year were due in part to the awful weather, a figure of 185 runners for a race in South Kerry is still pretty good.

1 210 Michael Corbett         34:00.5
2 258 Flor O'Donoghue         37:03.7
3 207 Andy Thompson         37:52.1
8 254 Sinead Tangney         39:25.4
12 226 Joyce Wolfe             41:18.6
14 297 Shauna Doellken          41:26.3

1 150 Nigel Sheehan         16:42.7
2 152 Kevin O Leary        16:51.2
3 101 Mark Torpey             19:38.9
4 173 Alyce O Connor         20:30.0
16 117 Clionadh Daly         23:11.4
20 143 Deirdre Sheahan         25:21.8

The full results of both races can be seen below....

1) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery of photos HERE

Waterford...Results of the Butlerstown 4 mile road race - Fri 14th Apr 2017

Catching up on some results! This 4 mile race in Butlerstown near Waterford City got a large turnout of 271 runners on Friday the 14th of April 2017. This was the 2nd race of 11 in the Intersport Elverys / Asics Summer Road Race Series.

1 DOONEY, Conor Raheny Shamrocks Senior Male 0:19:23
2 POWER, Trevor Waterford A.C. Senior Male 0:20:33
3 BLACKWELL, Niall West Waterford A.C. Junior Male 0:21:24
34 CARTY, Jackie Kilmore A.C. Female O/40 0:24:56
40 VEALE, Kate West Waterford A.C. Senior Female 0:25:16
46 MURPHY, Sinead N/A Female O/35 0:25:33

Full results

Category results

1) West Waterford AC have a large number of photos HERE

Monday, May 1, 2017

Clare...Results of the Whitegate 5k & 10k - Mon 1st May 2017

The Dinny Ryan Memorial 10k & 5k Fun Run was held in Whitegate, Co Clare on Monday 1st May 2017 and 220 adults & children took part. See the results below...