Monday, October 25, 2021

Kerry: Results of the Tralee Half-Marathon - Sun 24th Oct 2021

This was the third of the half-marathons in Co Kerry this Bank Holiday weekend and attracted a modest field of 199 finishers.

First 3 men & women...
1 Derek Griffin 340 M MS 01:13:27 01:13:27
2 Denis Hegarty 341 M MS 01:15:20 01:15:20
3 Andrew Nevin 335 M MS 01:19:50 01:19:50
17 Benvon Lyons 349 F1 F40 01:28:46 01:28:43
19 Linda O Sullivan 344 F2 F50 01:29:06 01:29:03
34 Clare Coleman 586 F3 FS 01:32:32 01:32:23

Full results HERE

Kerry: Results of the Valentia Half-Marathon & 10k - 23rd Oct 2021

With three half-marathons going ahead over the Bank Holiday weekend in County Kerry, it looks as if the event  on Valentia Island was the one that got squeezed. 

There were just 57 finishers in the half-marathon with an even smaller 26 finishers in the 10k.

Half-Marathon - Top 3 men & women...
1 40-44 Nick HOGAN (#28) 01:20:31
2 40-44 Barry MURRAY (#52) 01:24:37
3 40-44 John COMERFORD (#7) 01:25:03
1 45-49 Vivian JUFFS (#29) 01:46:39
2 Senior Nuala O'HARE (#60) 01:49:26
3 50-54 Ita KIRWAN (#35) 01:49:46

Half results HERE

10km - Top 3 men & women...Note that the first two women finished ahead of the first man.
1 Senior Jonathan KENNEALLY (#109) 00:40:49
2 50-54 Sean MURPHY (#128) 00:45:32
3 45-49 Wayne YOUNG (#129) 00:46:42
1 Senior Lisa HEGARTY (#131) 00:40:05
2 45-49 Aoife CARBERRY (#101) 00:40:23
3 45-49 Carmela MOREY (#118) 00:51:55

10k results HERE

Kerry: Results of the Brandon Bay Half-Marathon, 10k & 5k - Sat 23rd Oct 2021

The 2021 Brandon Bay Beach Race went ahead on the Dingle Peninsula on Saturday the 23rd of October with 564 runners taking part.

Top 3 men & women in the Half-Marathon with 151 finishers...
1 Mike SHEEHY 01:18:50 01:18:53 146 M West Limerick AC
2 Paul DOOLAN 01:20:10 01:20:15 173 M ""
3 Adam MOSS 01:22:37 01:22:39 8106 M ""
10 Lean NI CHIOBHAIN 01:27:35 01:27:40 406 F Crusaders AC
43 Elizabeth HOBBS 01:37:20 01:37:24 183 F ""
46 Suzanne HERLIHY 01:38:43 01:38:50 181 F ""

Top 3 men & women in the 10k event with 232 finishers...
1 Ross MCDOWELL 00:36:53 00:36:56 1625 M ""
2 Antonio DIAZ URBIETA 00:37:09 00:37:10 1036 M Atletismo Ria de Foz
3 Aidan CAHILL 00:37:22 00:37:24 1077 M Farranfore
15 Erica WALLACE 00:42:15 00:42:16 53 F ""
16 Kirsten HERPE 00:42:24 00:42:24 1610 F Annadale Striders
17 Jane PEETERSOO 00:42:28 00:42:28 1126 F ""

Top 3 men & women in the 5k event with 181 finishers...
1 James DALY 00:19:27 00:19:28 5716 M ""
2 Jim FANNING 00:21:57 00:22:04 5731 M ""
3 Florence LAWLOR 00:22:05 00:22:05 5646 M ""
5 Orla MCCANN 00:22:45 00:22:46 5575 F ""
10 Mary FOLAN-RYAN 00:23:09 00:23:19 5621 F West Limerick AC
18 Grainne CURTIN 00:25:20 00:25:25 5558 F ""

The full results of all three races are up on the MyRunResults website HERE

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Waterford: Results of the Butlerstown 5k road race - Sun 17th Oct 2021

With road races now reappearing on the calendar, the Butlerstown 5k was held on Sunday the 17th of October 2021. There were a total of 128 finishers.

Report from the Waterford County PRO... Butlerstown 5 KM a great success.

160 competed in the SE2 sponsored Butlerstown 5 Km Road Race  on Sunday morning last and up front  it was dominated by three young members of Waterford AC, Harry Colbert ,Matteo Mary and Aidan Burke, From the gun Colbert took the field along and with a half or mile or so to go he put daylight between Matteo Mary and himself but Mary came with a renewed effort late on to join Colbert close home but Harry just  shaded it at the line winning in a time of 14 minutes 40.9 seconds  with Mary second in 14.41.3. and  Burke back in third on 14.57.2 and with five prizes the 4th and 5th athletes home were David Mahon Slaney Olympic 15.17,7 and Pat Hennessy West Waterford in 15.29.7. 

Ruth Fitzgerald also Waterford AC won the ladies section in 16.49.2  with her clubmate Ruth Heery second  in 17.13.7. and Kate Veale West Waterford was third in 18.34.01.the 4h and 5th prize winners were Emer Mc Glynn Waterford in 18.38.8 and Louise Morgan Ferrybank 19.23.2  

Spot prizes were also distributed down the line.A  sincere thank you from the organisers to the Gardai whose presence at these events  around our County is very much appreciated, sponsors, the stewards from Waterford AC and Butlerstown GAA and Butlerstown GAA Committee for providing their facility and all involved in the organisation prior to and on the day led by Vinnie Codd .

County PRO


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Notice: Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 13th Nov 2021

The Run Killarney Half-Marathon and 10k is usually held every year in July but couldn't go ahead this year because of all the restrictions. Now that the restrictions have been eased, it will be held on Saturday 13th November 2021.

The event website is here...

The event includes a dry fit top and a medal.

The Half-Marathon has a start time of 8:30am while the 10k starts at 8:50am.

This will obviously be of interest to anyone who wants a weekend away in Killarney.

Half-Marathon: The start of the half has traditionally been up at Molls Gap with the competitors running down to the finish line outside the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney.

While restrictions have eased, there would obviously be issues transporting a lot of people by bus up to the start line. As a result, the course is closer to the national park.

10k: The 10k follows the same route to the half except it turns around sooner.

Full details including how to enter can be found on the event website...

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Notice: Dungarvan Winter League in West Waterford - Wed 10th Nov 2021 to 2nd Feb 2022

From West Waterford AC...

Entry for the league...

Event Description: We are back! The Fordes Daybreak Winter League will once again take place from the Sports Centre, Quanns Dungarvan for 11 Wednesday nights commencing on Wed 10th November 2021.  We will continue for 6 nights before Christmas bringing  us up to Wednesday 15th December.

After Christmas we will return  on Wednesday the 5th January and continue for 5 nights with our final night on the 2nd February.

We hope you will join us again for this annual event and if you haven't been with us before we guarantee you won't be disappointed.  It's an 11 week challenge that can maintain your fitness over the winter and start 2022 on a high note.

This is the "long" route which is 5.2 miles around the streets of Dungarvan. There are a few very important rules and they are not optional.

No High Vis, No Run.  We will not allow any runner take part who doesnt wear a high vis.  No exceptions.  It has to be a high vis not a lumionous tshirt.

No watches allowed.  This is a very strict rule of this event. We will publish your time asap after the run. Your aim each week will be to run the time you ran the week before or if possible a little faster.

Stewards must be obeyed at all times.  Your participation in this event is an indicator of your compliance with this rule.

Rules of the road apply. You must run on the footpath at all times when available and only cross the road at designated points where stewards will direct you.


Our mission is to introduce as many people as possible to running/jogging.  We don't care how fast or slow you are we just want you to enjoy the league and see the benefits of running for yourself.  

Fordes Daybreak Winter League - Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - Dungarvan Sports Centre

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Results of the West Waterford Open Cross Country - Sun 3rd Oct 2021


1 Matteo Mary Waterford AC 25.15
2 Pat Hennessy West Waterford AC 25.33
3 Jake Bagge Ferrybank AC 26.02
4 Callum Hurley Ferrybank AC 26.10
5 Craig O'Brien Ferrybank AC 26.20
6 Andrew Connick Ferrybank AC 26.43
7 Ben Keane Waterford AC 27.04
8 Frank Quinlan Waterford AC 27.28
9 James O'Shea Ferrybank AC 27.36
10 Marc Flavin West Waterford AC 27.51
11 Jamie Mcarty Ferrybank AC 28.27
12 Padraig Healy West Waterford AC 28.33
13 Mossie Keogh West Waterford AC 29.53
14 Mark langford Waterford AC 30.29
15 Gerard O'Reilly West Waterford AC 30.33
16 Des Feeney West Waterford AC 30.59
17 James Whelan West Waterford AC 31.08
18 Pascal Hally Waterford AC 31.29
19 Yevgeniy Chizikov West Waterford AC 31.34
20 Louis O'Carroll Ferrybank AC 31.43
21 Kealan Doherty Ferrybank AC 32.33
22 Michael Dunford West Waterford AC 33.00
23 Liam Fitzgerald West Waterford AC 33.12
24 Ray Hahessy West Waterford AC 33.15
25 Ian McHardy Waterford AC 33.21
26 Conor Murray West Waterford AC 33.27
27 Oliver Ryan Waterford AC 38.25

1 Ferrybank 
  Jake Bagge 
  Callum Hurley 
  Craig O'Brien 
  Andrew Connick 

2 Waterford AC 
  Matteo Mary 
  Ben Keane 
  Frank Quinlan 
  Jamie McCarty 

3 West Waterford AC 
  Pat Hennessy 
  Marc Flavin 
  Padraig Healy 
  Mossie Keogh 

Age Categories 
O/35 Des Feeney West Waterford AC 
O/40 Frank Quinlan Waterford AC 
O/50 Gerard O'Reilly West Waterford AC
1 Ruth Heery Waterford AC 14.16
2 Emer McGlynn Waterford AC 14.49
3 Aisling Ferguson Waterford AC 15.04
4 Kelly Fitzgerald West Waterford AC 15.05
5 Louise Morgan Ferrybank AC 15.08
6 Emily Goff Ferrybank AC 15.17
7 Sylvia Malone Waterford AC 15.26
8 Orna Murray Ferrybank AC 15.29
9 Liz Nyhan West Waterford AC 16.00
10 Isabelle Cummins Ferrybank AC 16.11
11 Emily Frisby Ferrybank AC 16.16
12 Laura Flavin West Waterford AC 16.58
13 Sinead Ni Fhaolain West Waterford AC 18.18
14 Aisling Cusack West Waterford AC 19.14
15 Onra power West Waterford AC 19.56

1 Waterford AC 
  Ruth Heery 
  Emer McGlynn 
  Aisling Ferguson 
  Sylvia Malone 

2 Ferrybank 
  Louise Morgan 
  Emily Goff 
  Orna Murray 
  Isabelle Cummins 

3 West Waterford AC 
  Kelly Fitzgerald 
  Liz Nyhan 
  Laura Flavin 
  Sinead Ni Fhaolain 

Age Categories 
O/35 Sinead Ni Fhaolain West Waterford AC
O/40 Louise Morgan  Ferrybank AC
O/45 Sylvia Malone Waterford AC 
O/50 Onra Power West waterford AC