Friday, April 26, 2019

Michal Rejmer 5 mile in Limerick cancelled - Fri 26th Apr 2019

From the organiers...The Michal Rejmer Run committee have made the decision to postpone tonight's 5 mile run on the ground of the current weather warning. Winds of 70km/h are predicted between 6PM and midnight, and we feel that this is just too dangerous to go ahead with the event. We will postpone the race until a future date, to be announced shortly.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Clare: Results of the Ring of Cree 5k - Sun 21st April 2019

5k Ring of Cree in Memory of John Cooney & Pat Considine and in Aid of Milford Hospice & Regina House Pallative Care Unit Cree, Co Clare Sunday 21 April 2019. 1:00 pm

Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:18:04    SEOIRSE COMERFORD,     Doonbeg    M    123    1
    2    0:18:30    ALAN CONSIDINE,     Cree/Cooraclare    M    493    2
    3    0:18:56    KEVIN SHALLOO,     Kilrush    M    783    3
    4    0:19:04    RONAN DONNELLAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    708    4
    5    0:19:16    JAMES FLANAGAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    718    5
    6    0:19:22    GEAROID KING,     Galway    M    9    6
    7    0:20:02    DAVID MARRINAN,     Cooraclare    M    806    7
    8    0:20:13    AIDAN O CONNELL,     Cooraclare    M    808    8
    9    0:20:43    MICHEAL KELLY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    713    9
    10    0:20:51    DAVID CORRY,     St Marys AC    M    704    10
    11    0:21:06    BARRY O CONNELL,     Cooraclare    M    804    11
    12    0:21:08    AIDAN CONSIDINE,     Cree/Cooraclare    M    353    12
    13    0:21:23    SEAN BROWNE,     Cree/Cooraclare    M    484    13
    14    0:21:28    EDEL FITZPATRICK,     Doonbeg    F    827    14
    15    0:21:53    BRIAN MC NAMARA,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    414    15
    16    0:21:56    DARRAGH TOWNSEND,     West Clare Sports & Fitness    M    401    16
    17    0:22:09    KIERAN BROWNE,     Kilmihil    M    463    17
    18    0:22:12    RORY LILLIS,     West Clare Sports & Fitness    M    23    18
    19    0:22:14    SHANE LILLIS,     Cooraclare    M    22    19
    20    0:22:19    GARY DONNELLAN,     West Clare Sports & Fitness    M    430    20
    21    0:22:45    PHILIP NOLAN,     Cree/Cooraclare    M    136    21
    22    0:22:46    PATSY DOWNES,     Doonbeg    M    854    22
    23    0:22:48    MARGARET Falsey,     Cree/Cooraclare    F    437    23
    24    0:23:00    GEORGE COMERFORD,     Cree/Cooraclare    M    126    24
    25    0:23:04    BRENDAN MOLONEY,     Spanish Point GC O. T.    M    68    25
    26    0:23:10    MONICIA LILLIS,     Cree/Cooraclare    F    128    26
    27    0:23:14    SHANE MC CARTHY,     St Marys AC    M    10    27
    28    0:23:16    KEITH MURPHY,     Cree/Cooraclare    M    59    28

Waterford: Results of the Easter Bunny 5 mile - Sun 21st Apr 2019

257 turned out for this 5 mile charity run in Waterford City.

1     Brian Murphy               27:20         27:20     M40     218
2     Trevor Power               28:25         28:25     SM     310
3     Warren Roche               28:43         28:43     SM     227
21     Aisling Ferguson               33:22         33:18     F40     214
30     Anna Duffin               34:47         34:42     JF     140
31     Kate Nolan               34:49         34:42     SF     153


Notice : Tipperary Water 10k in Clonmel - Sun 12th May 2019

From Clonmel AC...Tipperary Water 10K Road Race – 12th May at 10.55am

This very popular fixture on the running calendar takes place on Sunday 12 th May at 10.50am. This year we are once again delighted to have Tipperary Water as our sponsors. This year’s event will have the same route as last year, which received great reviews, with the start at the carpark at the back of the Clonmel Arms Hotel on the Quay and the finish will be at the Sporting Press on the Davis Road. 

This new course is relatively flat and ideal for a PB over this Classic distance. The Race Headquarters is at Colaiste Cheitinn, the Mall and we will be taking entries there from 9 am onwards. 

The entry fee is 15 Euros and this year we have designed a special medallion for this event. 

For this event please note that there are Road Closures in place and we appreciate the cooperation of the public, especially in the Irishtown area. 

Last year’s race attracted a very impressive entry of 302 athletes, the winner was William Maunsell Clonmel AC in 31 mins 1 sec, 2 nd David Mansfield Clonmel AC in 31 mins 43 secs, 3 rd was William Stephens Coolquill AC in 32 mins 56 secs. 

The top three women were 1 st Grace Reilly of Portlaoise AC in 39 mins 37 secs, great running. Then we had Aine Roche of Clonmel AC also running very well when finishing 2 nd in 41 mins 17 secs with her club mate Anne Marie Boland finishing 3 rd in 43 mins 7 secs. 

This year we have an extensive prize list to the value of 1500 Euros and they are as follows: 
1st 5 Senior Men, 1st 2 Men over 40, 45, 50 and 55, 1st Man over 60, 65 and 70, 1st 5 Senior Women, 1st 2 Women over 35, 40, 45, 50 and 1st Woman over 55, 60 and 65. 

We will also have Spot prizes for down the field finishers. 

As regards entries we would appreciate it very much if local participants can come early on Sunday morning and register and help ease the rush as we get closer to the Start time. This would help athletes who have travelled a distance to enter at their ease. 

This year’s race will be chip timed and results will be posted on

For further inquiries place contact Niall at 0861660888. 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Kerry : Results of the Valentia Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 20th Apr 2019

The numbers for this half-marathon and 10k were on the low side with just 80 in the half and 48 in the 10k.

 Half marathon
1     40-44     Michael Morgan (#957)     01:13:47
2     40-44     Dave MORGAN (#956)     01:18:41
3     40-44     Damien FOLEY (#984)     01:18:52
1     Senior     Caoimhe COSTIGAN (#888)     01:35:40
2     Senior     Jennifer LYNCH (#945)     01:43:11
3     Senior     Kate TWOHIG (#971)     01:44:19


1     Senior     Paul O'NEILL (#831)     00:39:51
2     40-44     Brendan MCCARTHY (#823)     00:42:42
3     Senior     Tom HEALY (#814)     00:43:13
1     Senior     Lauren PERISH (#836)     00:42:14
2     Senior     Dawn LYNCH (#817)     00:46:38
3     Senior     Sarah PLUNKETT (#837)     00:48:33


Tipperary: Results of the Clonmel 6k race - Wed 17th April 2019

There was another big turn out for the 3rd race in the series with 187 runners taking part.

1 Jimmy Boland Individual 19:44
2 Colm McCarthy The Regular Blues 22:38
4 Ian Purcell IP Physical Therapy E 23:01
3 Dympna Ryan Where is the finish 22:49
9 Kealey Tideswell STGH 2 23:51
22 Suzanne Shine In it to Win it 25:06


From Clonmel AC... The Morrison BMW 6k road race took place in ideal conditions last night. It was the 3rd race of the series and once again attracted a very good entry as precious points were down for winning on the final night of the 3-race league as there was plenty to run for in all four Divisions. 

There were 46 teams entered and except for one team all the other teams were in with a chance of success, brilliant competition. 

The Club would again like to thank Gary Morrison and Morrison BMW Cahir for sponsoring this year’s series. 

Last night’s race was won by Jimmy Boland in 19 mins 44 secs, 2nd Colm McCarthy (The Regular Blues) in 22 mins 38 secs and 3rd man was Ian Purcell (IP Physical Therapy Team E) in 23 mins 1 sec. 

The top three women were Dympna Ryan (Where is the Finish) in 22 mins 49 secs, 2nd was Kealey Tideswell (STGH 2) in 23 mins 51 secs and 3rd was Suzanne Shine (In it to Win It) in 25 mins 6 secs. 

The Club would like to thank all the team Captains for all their help in making this series of race a brilliant success. The Club would also like to thank Tipperary ETB for the use of Colaiste Cheitinn as race Headquarters and to Tess Kiely for all her help, the Loreto Convent for the use of their facilities as the finish, the Gardai and the Civil Defence. We would also like to acknowledge the help of all our stewards and officials throughout the series, very much appreciated.

Limerick : Results of the Michal Rejmer 5 mile - Fri 19th April 2019

There were 89 finishers in this 5 mile race in Limerick, down 14% on the same race last year.

1 Eoghan Beary     Dooneen AC 26:52     SM     458
2 Joseph Donworth     Frome AC 27:25     SM     404
3 Dermot Kearns     Dooneen AC 28:32     M40     485
9 Siobhan Greensmyth     Borrisokane AC 29:45     SF     293
19 Sinead McDermott     Dooneen AC 33:17     SF     466
23 Noreen O Sullivan     34:13     F40     456


Monday, April 15, 2019

Tipperary : Results of the Killea 10 mile & 5k - Sun 14th Apr 2019

The numbers for this years Killea 10 mile road race in Co Tipperary attracted a modest field of 95 runners.

There were 73 in the 5k.

10 mile top 3
1 John Fitzgibbon     Thurles Crokes         54:55         54:55     Male     880
2 Paddy Cummins     Moycarkey Coolcroo         55:48         55:47     Male     930
3 Tom Lupton     Portlaoise AC         56:37         56:37     Male     938
16 Angela McCann     Clonmel AC       1:04:45       1:04:44     Female     964
17 Linda Grogan     Dundrum       1:04:47       1:04:46     Female     924
19 Madeline Loughnane     Thurles Crokes       1:06:04       1:06:03     Female     891

10 mile results

5k results

Clare : Results of the Kilnaboy 10 mile road race - Sun 14th Apr 2019

After a dramatic drop in 2018, the numbers were up slightly this year for the Kilnaboy 10 mile road race in Co Clare with 205 taking part.

1 600 Rory Chesser Male MS1 Ennis Track 00:54:33
2 601 David Richardson Male MS2 South Galway AC 00:58:44
3 625 Brian Murphy Male MS3 Ennis Track 00:58:52
2 2145 Anne Marie Connellan Female F45 1 Ennis Track 01:06:20
29 141 Selenia Nolan Culligan Female F45 2 Ennis Track 01:07:51
43 135 Maeve Flannery Female F35 1 Derg AC 01:12:07


Kerry : Results of the Castleisland 10 mile & 5k - Sun 14th Apr 2019

Despite the wet and windy weather, the numbers were up for this years Kingdom Come 10 mile and 5 k road race. As can be seen below, the 10 mile numbers at 220 were the second highest to date.

What's even more remarkable was how well the race did despite the sheer number of races that were clashing with it. There were other 10 milers on the same day in Dromina, Co Cork, Kilnaboy in Co Clare and Killea in Co Tipperary and that's not even counting the glut of other races in Munster.

It was probably the busiest day of 2019 so far for races in Munster.

10 mile - top 5
1     SENIOR     Gavin SWEENEY (#296)     00:52:46     00:52:46
2     O40     Tim O CONNOR (#291)     00:55:51     00:55:51
3     O40     Donal O CALLAGHAN (#164)     00:56:11     00:56:11
4     Donal WHITE (#267)     00:56:14     00:56:14     SENIOR (2)     Male  (4)
5     Tony HARTY (#286)     00:58:09     00:58:09     O40 (3)     Male  (5)  
1     O40     Deirdre NAGLE (#253)     01:06:42     01:06:42
2     O40     Michelle O REAGAN (#290)     01:08:26     01:08:26
3     O40     Catriona BARRY (#237)     01:09:25     01:09:25

53     Elaine O KEEFFE (#288)     01:14:31     01:14:30     O40 (4)     Female  (4)
59     Mary Anne MURPHY (#146)     01:16:53     01:16:48     SENIOR (1)     Female  (5)

10 mile results

5k - top 3
1 Eddie O CONNOR (#652) 00:16:21     SENIOR (1)     Male  (1)
2 Conor O MAHONY (#670) 00:16:26     SENIOR (2)     Male  (2)
3 Arthur FITZGERALD (#590) 00:17:00     SENIOR (3)     Male  (3)
5 Niamh O MAHONY (#610) 00:18:01     Junior (1)     Female  (1)
14 Niamh DE HORA (#602) 00:19:03     SENIOR (1)     Female  (2)
16 Mary DALY (#667) 00:19:19     O40 (1)     Female  (3)

5k results

1) Ray Smith has a gallery HERE
2) Peter Murphy has a large gallery HERE
3) Maine Valley Post have a gallery HERE
4) Castleisland Camera Club have a gallery HERE 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Limerick: Results of the Michal Rejmer 5 mile race - Fri 12th Apr 2019

92 runners turned out for the Michal Rejmer 5 mile race in Limerick on Fri 12th of April, a drop of 11% on last year.
Place     Athletes Name     Club     Gun Time     Division     Bib
1 Niall Shanahan An Bru AC 25:42 SM 214
2 Shane Scully     Nenagh 28:02     M40 213
3 Eoin Buckley     Nenagh 28:18     SM 193
19 Noreen O'Sullivan 33:49     F40 201
24 Michelle O'Mahony 34:24     F50 211
27 Caroline Conroy     West Limerick AC 34:33 F40 203


Clare : Results of the Lahinch 10 mile - Sun 7th Apr 2019

There was a reasonably large turn out of 657 for this 10 mile race in Lahinch, Co Clare.

2 186 Brian Sexton Male MS Raheny Shamrock AC
3 1489 EOIN WOOLLEY Male MS NENAGH TRI 01:02:35
26 764 Noreen O Sullivan Female F40 01:13:02
27 1470 Lisa Ward Female FS Lucan Harriers 01:13:38
34 374 Yvonne Deegan Female F45 Limerick country club 01:14:56

Full results

Tipperary : Results of the Clonmel 6k race - Wed 10th Apr 2019

From Clonmel AC..... The 2nd race of this very popular series took place tonight in ideal running conditions, mild and athletes had no strong breeze to contend with up the back road. Changing conditions meant athletes had to decide whether to stay close to last week’s actual time or set a new target to beat, tough decision. Once again, we had a very competitive race. 

This time Jimmy Boland went to the front and soon had the entire field in Indian file as he led them down the Waterford road. Over a familiar route he kept that strong pace going to come home a very worthy winner in 19 mins 45 secs, great running. Then we had Nigel O Flaherty of the Lucky Dip team finishing 2nd in 21 mins 45 secs with his team mate Brian Carroll 3rd in 22 mins 21 secs. Colm McCarthy of The Regular Blues was 4th in 22 mins 23 secs with Dermot Logue of IP Physical Therapy E 5th in 22 mins 26 secs and Patrick Roche of James Sullivan Running Technique 6th in 22 mins 35 secs. 

The Women’s race was also very competitive, here we had Dympna Ryan of Where is the Finish 1st in 22 mins 40 secs with Angela McCann 2nd in 22 mins 51 secs, Linda Grogan 3rd in 23 mins 20 secs, 4th was Ali O Connor of O Reilly Pharmacy in 24 mins 52 secs with Suzanne Shine of In it to win it 5th in 25 mins and 6th was Anne Marie Boland in 25 mins 17 secs Great running all round.

The team event is hotting up in all four Divisions and it is still all to play for on the final race of the League next Wednesday night. To give all teams an incentive to finish the League off in style we will also be giving a team Prize for the lowest score team, based solely on next week’s performances. That means that we will give a team prize to the team in each Division that score the lowest score in next week’s race outside of this Prize list – the 1st 4 team in Division One, the 1st 3 team in Division Two, Three and Four. So, all to run for.

Please note that the Presentation of Prizes will take place in Mulcahy’s Gladstone Street on Wednesday night 24th April at 9pm.

Once again, the Club would like to thank Morrison BMW Cahir for sponsoring this year’s series of races. The Club would also like to thank the ETB for the use of Colaiste Cheitinn for our race headquarters, thanks also to the Gardai and the Civil Defence and to our many stewards and officials who ensured that the whole event was a brilliant success.

Top 3
1 Jimmy Boland Individual 19:45
2 Nigel O Flaherty The Lucky Dip 21:45
3 Brian Carroll The Lucky Dip 22:21
7 Dympna Ryan Where's the finish 22:40 23:05 -25
8 Angela McCann Individual 22:51 24:00 -69
11 Linda Grogan Individual 23:20 25:30 -130

Morrison BMW Cahir 6K - Race 2 Results

Monday, April 8, 2019

Notice : Castleisland 10 mile race & 5k run in Co Kerry - Sun 14th Apr 2019

The annual 10 mile road race & 5km run in Castleisland, Co.Kerry is coming up on Sunday the 14th of April 2019.

Entries >> You can enter online HERE

The 10 mile race costs €25 while the 5k race costs €11.50. 

Please note that the 10 mile race starts at 11am with the 5k race starting 15 minutes earlier at 10:45am.

Considering its location, it is 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.

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 new 10 mile course is up on the race website. The 5 km course is HERE

Animated preview of the course below...

Relive 'Kingdom Come 10 Mile'


Friday, April 5, 2019

Notice: Annual Intersport Elverys / Asics Summer Road Race Series, Waterford - Apr to Aug 2019

The annual Intersport Elverys / Asics Summer Road Race Series will start on Friday the 5th of April and continue until the 30th of August 2019. Organised by West Waterford AC, there are a total of 12 races in the series.


Race 1... Fri 5th Apr (7pm)... Ballinroad 5k nr Dungarvan...€7 pre-entry / €10 on the day ... info on WWAC site...

Race 2... Fri 12th Apr (7pm)... Butlerstown 4 mile nr Waterford City...€7 pre-entry / €10 on the day ... info on WWAC site...

Race 3... Sat 27th Apr (7pm)... Waterford to Tramore 7.5 mile...€10 pre-entry / €15 on the day ... info on the WWACsite...

Race 4... Fri 10th May (7:30pm)... Ardmore 5 mile... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day... info on WWAC site...

Race 5... Fri 24th May (7:30pm)... Touraneena 5k... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day... info on WWAC site...

Race 6... Fri 7th June (7:30pm)... Clashmore 5k... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day... info on WWAC site...

Race 7... Fri 22nd June (7:30pm)... Dromana 5 mile... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day... info on WWAC site...

Race 8... Thurs 27th June (7:30pm)... Ras na Rinne 6 mile nr Dungarvan... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day... info on WWAC site...

Race 9... Fri 19th July (7:30pm)... Ballymacarbry 5 mile... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day ... info on WWAC site...

Race 10... Thurs 1st Aug (7:30pm)... Marine Climb 6 mile Dungarvan... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day... info on WWAC site...

Race 11... Fri 16th Aug (7:30pm)... GSK 5 mile in Dungarvan... €10... info on WWAC site...

Race 12... Fri 30th Aug (7pm)... Ballinameela 5k nr Dungarvan... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day... info on WWAC site...

From West Waterford AC........It's that time of year again when we turn our attention to the summer series which we are doing now for the 25th time.

The 12 race program will be held over the summer months from April to August with a diverse programme of events which holds something in it for everyone, both distance and terrain wise.

We are looking forward to meeting all our old friends throughout the summer months and hopeful we make also make many new acquaintances along the way as well.

For further information please contact James 086-8184762 or info AT westwaterfordathletics DOT org

For more information on the race series, visit the West Waterford AC website

We are finding that many are now using our online pre entry to many of our races which is a huge help to the race organisers .This year our online entry will be 7 euro and if you wait to enter on the night of the race it will be 10 euro. Also we are continuing our online race series package which will cost you 40 euro. The overall prize fund for the series will remain the same as last year and this is achievable with thanks to the generosity of our great sponsors. As a non-profit making club which has always strived to cater for all levels of participants and promoted itself as having events organised for runners by runners, we know from the feedback that runners appreciated the effort’s being made by our club in this matter and participants from far and near came and supported our events . We're really looking forward to seeing runners of all standards back again this coming summer series. But remember save yourself money and get your online race entry in.

This unique Race Package allows participant's to enter West Waterford A.C.'s own races in the Intersport Elverys/Asics Summer Series.

Here is the link for the series package...

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Tipperary... Results of the Clonmel 6k Race 1 of 4 - Wed 3rd Apr 2019

205 turned out for the 1st race of 4 in the Morrison BMW 6K Series.

1 Nigel O Flaherty    The Lucky Dip        21:36 
2 Patrick Roche    James Sullivan Running Technique        22:27
3 Brian Carroll    The Lucky Dip        22:32
5 Dympna Ryan    Where is the finish        23:29
19 Kealey Tideswell    STGH 2        24:40
24 Ali O Connor    O Reilly Pharmacy        25:18 


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Notice : Clonmel AC 6K Road Race Series - Wed 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th Apr 2019

Clonmel AC 6K Road Race Series...The Club is once again promoting the Clonmel AC 6K Road Race Series sponsored by Morrison Mini, Cahir. The Club would like to thank Morrison Motors of Cahir and especially Gary Morrison for their very generous sponsorship.

This year we have to curtail the number of races to just 4 races due to Health and Safety as Summer time doesn’t happen until 30th March. This year’s dates are Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th April with the race starting each night at 7pm SHARP.

There won’t be any PRACTISE RUN this year, the Route is the same as last year. The Entry fee is 20 Euros per athlete for the 4-race series.

The route is as follows: The Race starts close to the Lidl carpark on the Waterford Road, the athletes run all the way down to Ferryhouse Roundabout, turning right there and right again after Sir Thomas’s Bridge and back to the Loreto Convent entrance via Kilganey and the Coleville Road.

We would ask all athletes to refrain from blocking up the entrance to LIDL and keep the main road free to traffic prior to each race.

Colaiste Cheitinn, the Mall is the race headquarters for each race and numbers can be collected there from 5.45 pm on all the nights.

Now is the time to be organising your team of five athletes with the best three performances (athletes who are closest to their Predictions) to count each night. Teams can be a combination of females and males, work colleagues and friends.

The three races on April 3rd, 10th and 17th will see athletes predict their time each night when they enter and collect their number. They must then run the course without a watch or IPods. If an athlete is caught wearing a watch or IPod, their team will be penalised.

This sort of competition allows every athlete to set their own pace and regardless of where they finish in the race, they can all help their team to win the competition.

This is an event where you the athlete set the target, you decide every night what your finishing time is and then you must run as close to that time to help your team. For instance, you could predict 30 mins for the 6k and then run the race in 30 mins 1 second and you score one point for your team. Then you have another athlete on your team who predicts his finishing time as 21 mins and runs the race in 21 mins 31 secs, he scores 31 points for the team. The three athletes that score the lowest points will count on your team, it is not based on your finishing position it is based on your time and what you predicted.

The Lucky Dip will take place on Wednesday 24th April.

The Presentation of Prizes will take place in Mulcahy’s; Gladstone Street on Wednesday 24th April at 9pm where refreshments and music will be provided, this was a brilliant night last year.

The route can be seen at