Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Notice: IMRA Coillte Trail League - May to Oct 2022

The Irish Mountain Running Association (IMRA) are holding a series of trail races in various woods in counties Cork, Limerick and Tipperary from May to October 2022.

These are easier than the usual type of IMRA mountain race and would make for a good introduction to trail running for experienced runners.

IMRA membership for 2022 is required (€10) for insurance purposes.

There are 8 races in the trail league and they are...

1) Cork... Sun 29th May 2022... IMRA Curragh Woods 8km... €7... 

2) Cork... Sun 12th June 2022... IMRA Kilworth Wood 7km... €7... 

3) Limerick... Sun 10th July 2022... IMRA Keeper Hill 6km... €7... 

4) Tipperary... Sun 24th July 2022... IMRA Sliabhnamuck 7km... €7... 

5) Cork... Sun 31st July 2022... IMRA Garryduff Woods 7km... €7... 

6) Tipperary... Sun 28th August 2022... IMRA Scarragh Woods 7km... €7... 

7) Limerick... Sat 17th September 2022... IMRA Cannon Sheehan 14km... €7... 

8) Cork... Sun 2nd October 2022... IMRA Curraghbinny Woods 5km... €7... 

For more info and to enter, go to

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Limerick: Results of the Michal Rejmer 10 Mile - Sun 15th May 2022

A modest 133 runners turned out for this 10-mile road race in Co Limerick

Top 3 men & women...

1 Michael MCMAHON 00:55:36 706 M M40
2 Karl LENIHAN 00:55:54 679 M M40
3 Aogán MACDOMHNAILL 00:58:10 611 M M40
10 Siobhan O'DOHERTY 01:02:26 141 F FS
16 Murna GRIFFIN O'MALLEY 01:05:14 713 F F40
19 Ailbhe MCDAID 01:07:19 603 F FS

Full results HERE

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Limerick: Results of the Galbally 4-mile - Fri 13th May 2022

There were 94 finishers in this years Mile Curley Cunningham 4-miler in Galbally, Co Limerick. This is down 53% on the 200 that cross the finish line back in 2019.

1 Declan Moore Bilboa     20:33 SM 274
2 Ian O Halloran Boru Tri     21:00 SM 257
3 Paddy Cummins Moycarkey Coolroo     21:03 SM 317
5 Dymphna Ryan Dundrum     22:47 SF 279
10 Niamh Moore Leevale     23:40 SF 249
18 Julie McCarthy Bilboa     25:24 SF 269

Full results HERE

Results of the Ballinroad 5k race in West Waterford - Fri 13th May 2022

172 runners took part in this 5k race near Dungarvan in Co Waterford.

Place Time Name Team Category Pace KM No
1 0:16:06 MURPHY, Noel Waterford A.C. Male Sn 03:13.2 180
2 0:16:10 O'BRIEN, Craig Ferrybank A.C. Male Sn 03:14.0 93
3 0:16:20 SHEIL, Niall St Killians A.C. Male 45 03:16.0 109
25 0:19:30 FITZGERALD, Kelly West Waterford A.C. Female Sn 03:54.0 98
32 0:19:48 BURKE, Ciara West Waterford A.C. Female Sn 03:57.6 69
45 0:20:35 DROHAN, Eveleen West Waterford A.C. Female 40 04:07.0 13

Full results HERE

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Notice: Ballinroad 5k road race in W Waterford - Fri 13th May 2022

The Ballinroad 5k race is coming up in Dungarvan on Friday the 13th of July 2022 at 7:30pm. This is the 1st race of 6 in the West Waterford Summer Series

This race costs €10 to enter and you have to pre-enter. 

Entry link HERE

Ballinroad is in the eastern suburbs of Dungarvan town.


Our first race in the new look summer road race programme for 2022 will get underway with the AHS Tuning Ireland sponsored Ballinroad 5k on Friday May 13th at 7.30 pm. 

Firstly our sincere thanks to John Coleman of AHS for his continued sponsorship of this race which he has sponsored for the past 7 years. All at our club wish John and his team ever success in his new premises out on Coolagh road where he has recently moved to a bigger premises with his successful AHS Tuning Ireland business.

This year once again after a two year break due to covid we are delighted to be able to help and support the local community in Ballinroad as the local soccer club Ballinroad A.F.C. will be the benefactors of the race , with monies donated towards their Pitch fund. 

The race will incorporate a fun run/walk with proceeds from them going towards the clubs fund for this project. 

Starting at 7.30 pm with Ballinroad community hall as the race H. Q. 

A huge turnout is expected if last year is anything to go by as we deem the race to be the fastest flattest 5k course around. As you know in West Waterford AC we like to cater for all and have different prize structures in all our races, for the Ballinroad race we will have prizes for the top 5 men and women with lots and lots of spots for down the field finishers. 

The entry fee is 10 euro pre entry online.

The course chosen for the race is an excellent out and back course which is very flat so if it’s your first attempt at the 5k distance or you’re looking for a fast time on a flat- fast course this is your opportunity to shine. 

See you all Friday 13th May for race one."

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Notice: West Waterford AC Summer Series - May to July 2022

There are six races in this years West Waterford AC Summer Series with most of them in or to the west of Dungarvan. Each race costs just €10 to enter or you can enter the series for €50.

Series entry link HERE

From West Waterford AC... "After a break for the past 2 years we are delighted to annunce our Summer Schedule of races starting in Ballinroad with our very popular 5k race and finishing in Ballinameela on the 22nd July in another very popular 5k route with all past participants. 

This is an unique opportunity to enter all 6 races in advance and just turn up on the night to each race and run!  So get your entries in quickly and be ready for a super summer of racing once more. "

Please note that you must pre-enter these races online.

List of races are as follows:

Ballinroad 5K -  13th May 2022 - Info on WWAC website - Entry LINK

Ardmore 5 Miles -  27th May 2022

Dromana 5 Miles -  10th Jun 2022

Ballymacarby 5 Miles -  1st July 2022

Dungarvan 10K -  8th July 2022

Balinameela 5K -  22nd July 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Notice: IMRA Mangerton Mountain Race - Sun 8th May 2022

This IMRA event is quite a challenge and is real mountain run. While the distance is quite modest at about 10kms, there is about 700m of ascent.

You would probably need to be able to handle the half-marathon distance comfortably before undertaking a race like this. 

The most interesting part of the run is the loop around the Devil's Punchbowl with some amazing views out over the lakes of Killarney.

DATE:Sunday 8 May, 2022
CLIMB (M):700
ENTRY CLOSES:2022-05-07 18:00:00
ENTRY COST:€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s

Event page HERE

Monday, May 2, 2022

Results & Photos of the Great Limerick Run Marathon, Half-Marathon & 6 mile - 1st May 2022

The annual Great Limerick Run was held on Sunday the 1st of May 2022 with thousands taking part between the full marathon, half-marathon & 6-mile.


Top 5 men
1353 Sergiu Ciobanu Male 1 M35+ 1 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 02:21:21
1143 Sean Hehir Male 2 M35+ 2 METRO/ST. BRIGID'S A.C. 02:26:30
1897 Tudor Mircea Moldovan Male 3 M35+ 3 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 02:29:01
2198 John Kinsella Male 4 M35+ 4 BILBOA A.C. 02:32:47
1679 Myles Gibbons Male 5 M45+ 1 SLIABH BHUIDE ROVERS A.C. 02:34:19

Top 5 women
1899 Caitriona Jennings Female 1 F35+ 1 LETTERKENNY A.C. 02:41:09
1109 Neasa De Burca Female 2 F45+ 1 GALWAY CITY HARRIERS A.C. 02:58:47
1142 Siobhan Lee Female 3 F35+ 2 GALWAY CITY HARRIERS A.C. 02:59:48
1043 Katarzyna Bobka Female 4 F35+ 3 AN BRU AC 03:08:38
1172 Clare Coleman Female 5 F35+ 4 DOONEEN A.C. 03:16:35 

Marathon results HERE



Top 5 men
6623 Peter Somba Male 1 MSEN 1 01:04:39
6452 Tim O Donoghue Male 2 M35+ 1 EAST CORK A.C. 01:05:06
5188 Conor Mc Cauley Male 3 M35+ 2 LEEVALE A.C. 01:08:24
5919 John Shine Male 4 M35+ 3 LEEVALE A.C. 01:10:26
6381 Mossy Bracken Male 5 MSEN 2 MOYCARKEY COOLCROO A.C. 01:11:06

Top 5 women
6757 Courtney Mc Guire Female 1 FSEN 1 01:20:55
4145 Siobhan O Doherty Female 2 F35+ 1 BORRISOKANE A.C. 01:21:12
4585 Catherine Thornton Female 3 F35+ 2 CRUSADERS A.C. 01:21:49 35
4051 Linda O Sullivan Female 4 F45+ 1 WATERGRASSHILL A.C. 01:22:13
6728 Angela Mc Cann Female 5 F45+ 2 CLONMEL A.C. 01:24:36

Half-Marathon results HERE



Top 3 men & women
10560 Jose Ignacio Gimenez Perez Male 1 MSEN 1 ENNIS TRACK A.C. 00:29:33
12380 Niall Shanahan Male 2 M35+ 1 00:30:30
13568 Jason Fahy Male 3 M35+ 2 00:30:46
12099 Jessica Coyne Female 1 FSEN 1 LEEVALE A.C. 00:35:20
9001 Ciara Peelo Female 2 F35+ 1 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:40:31
13509 Clodagh Galvin Female 3 FSEN 2 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:40:37

6-mile results HERE


1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Notice: Ballyhoura Mountain Trail Marathon, Half-Marathon & Ultra - Sat 30th April 2022

There are 3 race distances on offer as part of the Ballyhoura Trail Marathon event which takes place on Saturday the 30th of April 2022 in the Ballyhoura Mountains on the Cork - Limerick border.

The events start and finishes in the town of Kilfinane and the routes weave their way through narrow country roads and up forest trails as they loop through the countryside. Runners usually finish from 4-6 hours.

Please visit the individual event pages (click on links below) on for further details on each event and on how to register: There is also information on the Ballyhoura Trail Marathon Facebook page.

Ballyhoura Trail Half Marathon... 21.1kms... €40... 11 am

Ballyhoura Trail Marathon... 42km... €50... 9am

Ballyhoura Trail Ultra Marathon... 60kms... €60... 7am

Make sure you enter before 11pm Mon 18th April to get the dry fit top as these need to be ordered in advance.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Notice: IMRA trail race in Craig Woods, NE Tipperary - Sun 17th Apr 2022

The problems with the IMRA website have now been resolved and you can now enter the next IMRA trail race coming up on Sunday 17th April 2022.

DATE:Sunday 17 April, 2022
CLIMB (M):270

Entries HERE

Craig Woods is located in the NE of Tipperary near the county border with Kilkenny.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Notice: IMRA Killarney Open Mountain Race - Sun 3rd Apr 2022

This race takes place on Tomies & Purple mountain to the south-west of Killarney in Co.Kerry.

DESCRIPTION: Killarney Open Mountain race
DATE: Sunday 3 April, 2022
CLIMB (M):867
ENTRY OPENS:2022-03-26 18:00:00
ENTRY COST:€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s

Annual membership of the IMRA for 2022 is required (€10).

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Notice: IMRA Bansha Woods trail race in Tipperary- Sun 20th March 2022

The next Munster League Trail Race is in Bansha Woods, Co Tipperary on Sunday 20th March. 

The woods is located just to the south-east of Tipperary Town.

Details and registration at

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Results & Photos of the Adare 10k - Sun 27th Feb 2022

The big race in Munster this weekend was the Adare 10k in Co. Limerick with a total of 737 runners crossing the finish line.

First 3 men in the Adare 10k ...(L-R) Barry Donovan, Cork Track Club 3rd, Jake Regan, St Johns AC 1st & Declan Moore, Bilboa AC 3rd

Top 5 men & women...

1 Jake O'REGAN 30:09 18 M MS St Johns AC
2 Declan MOORE 32:30 10 M MS Bilbao AC
3 Barry DONOVAN 32:51 16 M MS Cork Track Club
4 Kenneth RODGERS 32:56 17 M MS St Johns AC
5 Andrew NEVIN 34:02 170 M MS Mullingar Harriers
9 Grace LYNCH 34:32 9 F FS Iveragh AC
14 Dymphna RYAN 35:28 991 F F40 Dundrum AC
19 Mary MULHARE 35:54 15 F FS Portlaoise AC
24 Siobhan O'DOHERTY 36:28 1 F FS Borrisokane AC
27 Una BRITTON 36:48 22 F FS Kilcoole AC

Full results HERE

1) Joe Murphy has a small gallery HERE

2) Eamon Doody has 3 nice galleries...

First 3 women in the Adare 10k ...(L-R) Mary Mulhare, Portlaoise AC 3rd, Grace Lynch, Iveragh AC 1st & Dymphna Ryan, Dundrum AC 2nd

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Notice: IMRA Knockmealdown Half-Marathon - Sat 12th March 2022

The Irish Mountain Running Association are organising this event on Saturday the 12th of March 2022.

Note that it is quite demanding and only suitable for experienced runners. Membership of IMRA required.

DESCRIPTION: Knockmealdowns Half Marathon
COUNTY: Waterford
DATE: Saturday 12 March, 2022
TIME: 11:00
CLIMB (M): 1112
RACE MARKING: Only major junctions marked
ENTRY CLOSES:2022-02-27 23:59:00

Entry details HERE

Monday, February 7, 2022

Results & Photos of the Dungarvan 10 mile road race - Sun 6th Feb 2022

The big race in Munster this weekend was of course the John Treacy Dungarvan 10-mile road race with over 2,400 runners taking part.

Lead group near the 1-mile mark

In the women's race, Aoife Cooke from Youghal set a new course record with a time of 54m 19s.

Top 10 men & women...
1 Hugh ARMSTRONG 00:48:51 00:48:51 3119 M MS Ballina A.C.
2 Conor DUFFY 00:49:31 00:49:31 3117 M MS Glasbugh Harriers
3 Tim O'DONOGHUE 00:49:45 00:49:45 470 M MS East Cork A.C.
4 David MANSFIELD 00:50:06 00:50:06 3116 M MS Clonmel A.C.
5 David MCCARTHY 00:50:41 00:50:41 332 M MS West Waterford A.C.
6 Ger FORDE 00:50:52 00:50:52 3121 M MS Kilkenny City Harriers A.C.
7 Conor MCCAULEY 00:51:58 00:51:58 3115 M MS Leevale A.C.
8 Kane COLLINS 00:52:27 00:52:27 446 M MS Donore Harriers
9 John KINSELLA 00:52:28 00:52:28 3142 M MS Bilboa A.C.
10 Pat HENNESSY 00:52:55 00:52:55 3118 M MS West Waterford A.C.
14 Aoife COOKE 00:54:19 00:54:19 3132 F F35 Eagle A.C.
59 Ruth FITZGERALD 00:58:10 00:58:10 1157 F FS Waterford A.C.
65 Siobhan O'DOHERTY 00:58:44 00:58:44 1201 F F35 Borrisokane A.C.
70 Courtney MCGUIRE 00:58:58 00:58:58 1415 F FS Clonmel A.C.
88 Hannah STEEDS 00:59:30 00:59:30 1112 F FS Clonmel A.C.
158 Niamh DEVLIN 01:02:06 01:02:06 1231 F F35 Dundrum South Dublin A.C.
163 Angela MCCANN 01:02:14 01:02:18 1429 F F50 Clonmel A.C.
181 Linda O'SULLIVAN 01:02:48 01:02:53 1327 F F50 Watergrasshill A.C.
220 Julie KIRWAN 01:03:54 01:04:02 2130 F F40
250 Tara KENNEDY 01:04:48 01:04:49 1286 F F45 Raheny Shamrocks A.C.

Full results HERE


1) There will be a large number of galleries going up on the Running in Cork Facebook page.
...a) A few pre-race photos HERE
...b) 1-mile mark - First half of the field HERE
...c) 1-mile mark - Second half of the field HERE
...d) Finish - 1st to 1h 01m HERE
...e) Finish - 1h 01m to 1h 07m HERE
...f) Finish - 1h 07m to 1h 12m HERE
...g) Finish - 1h 12m to 1h 18m HERE
...h) Finish - 1h 18m to 1h 21m HERE
...i) Finish - 1h 21m to 1h 26m HERE
...j) Finish - 1h 26m to 1h 30m HERE
...k) Finish - 1h 30m to 1h 35m HERE
...l) Finish - 1h 35m to 1h 40m HERE
...m) Finish - 1h 40m to 2h 08m HERE 

2) DC Images Waterford has loads of nice photos.
...a) 270+ pre-race HERE
...b) 140+ race start HERE
...c) 180+ finish line HERE

3) John Troy has a large gallery HERE

4) Mick Dooley has a small gallery HERE

5) Derek Costello has a number of galleries
...a) Pre-race HERE
...b) Start HERE
...c) Mile 1 HERE
...d) Mile 3 pt1 HERE
...e) Mile 3 pt2 HERE
...f) Finish pt1 of 5 HERE
...f) Finish pt2 of 5 HERE
...f) Finish pt3 of 5 HERE
...f) Finish pt4 of 5 HERE
...f) Finish pt5 of 5 HERE

a) Ritheoiri BAC has a a video below...

Categories & Teams...
Over 40: 1st Jeremy O’Donovan St.Finbarrs AC 53:08 // 2nd  Alan O’Brien Eagle AC 5.49    
Over 45: 1st Tony Harty Killarney Valley AC 55.59 // 2nd Fergal Whitty Donore Harriers AC 57.32
Over 50: 1st Vivien Foley Eagle AC 54.24 // 2nd John O’Brien IND 58.48
Over 55: 1st Willie O’Donoghue IND 62.17 // 2nd David Long ASPTT Lille Metropole 65.00
Over 60: 1st Cyrus Kavanagh Croghan AC 66.48 // 2nd Liam Lynch Donoughmore AC 67.49
Over 65: 1st Neil Holland Mallow AC 72.45 // 2nd Oliver Kearney Duhallow AC 77.22
Over 70: 1st Richard Piotroski  Eagle AC // 72.49 2nd Christopher O’Driscoll Wibbly Wobblers 93.16
Over 75: 1st Michael Dunne snr St.Finbarrs AC 84.29 // 2nd Nelius O’Leary Belgooly AC 99.28

1st: Leevale AC 59 points... 7 Conor McCauley, 13 Donal Coakley, 39 Jonathan Murphy  
2nd: West Waterford AC 74 points... 10 Pat Hennessey, 30 Marc Flavin, 34 Raivis Zakis
3rd: Waterford AC 113... 17 Noel Murphy, 36 Adam Porter, 60 Frank Quinlan

Over 35: 1st Lorna Wolfe Leevale AC 1:06:47, 2nd Jean Lucy IND 1:07:12
Over 40: 1st Julie Kirwan IND 1:03:54, 2nd Joyce Wolfe IND 1:05:05
Over 45: 1st Tara Kennedy Raheny Shamrocks AC 1:04:48, 2nd Catherine Murphy Eagle AC 1:04:51
Over 50: 1st Angela McCann Clonmel AC 1:02:14, 2nd Linda O’Sullivan Watergrasshill AC 1:02:48
Over 55: 1st Orla O’Rourke Ballymore Cobh AC 1:09:24, 2nd Siobhan Kennedy UND 1:10:25
Over 60: 1st Mary Sweeney St Finbarrs AC 1:12:33, 2nd Ann Fitzgerald Waterford AC 1:15:34
Over 65: 1st Maragret Power Carrick On Suir AC 1:26:349, 2nd Betty O’Riordan N/A 1:32:20

1st Watergrasshill AC – 96 points 22 Gwen Conroy, 24 Lisa Crowley, 50 Aileen O’Mahony
2nd Clonmel AC - 110 points 34 Anne Marie HALPIN, 37 Elaine HORGAN, 39 Ailish MANSFIELD       
3rd West Waterford AC - 146 points 26 Liz Nyhan, 52 Gillian McNamara, 68 Ciara Burke


MENS TEAM: West Waterford AC – 2:39:36 - David Mc Carthy 50:41, Pat Hennessey  52:55, Marc Flavin  56:40
LADIES TEAM: Clonmel  AC – 3:00:02 - Courtney McGuire 58.58, Hannah Steeds 59.30, Angela Mc Cann 62.14

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Notice: IMRA Lisvernane 11km trail race in Tipperary - Sun 6th Feb 2022

The next IMRA event is coming up in the south-east corner of Tipperary on Sunday the 6th of February 2022.

Lisvervane is located about 4kms east of Galbally which in turn is about 15kms to the north of Mitchelstown.

DESCRIPTION:Trail run in Lisvernane
DATE:Sunday 6 February, 2022
CLIMB (M):313
ENTRY CLOSES:2022-02-05 18:00:00
ENTRY COST:€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s

Friday, January 21, 2022

14-week training programme for the Limerick Half-Marathon on the 1st of May 2022

The Great Limerick Run Half-Marathon is coming up on Sunday the 1st of May 2022.

While there are plenty of generic 'one size fits all' plans about, many if not most are of little value. Every person is different and any proper training plan should be specific for each individual.

A 14-week training programme for the Limerick Half-Marathon starts on the 23rd of January 2022 and costs €79. 

A 12-week programme for those doing the 6-mile event starts of the 6th of February and cost €69. There is also the option of making it 14-weeks for €79 if someone wants a bit more time to get ready.

Each programme is sent out weekly and is tailored for each individual. Weekly feedback by email is required.

If interested, send an email to johndesmondrunning AT gmail DOT com

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Results & photos of the Ballyhoura Winter Moonlight Challenge - 14th Jan 2022

The IMRA Ballyhoura Winter Moonlight Challenge was held on Friday evening the 14th of January 2022 with an impressive 176 runners finishing the course. That's pretty amazing for a 28km trail race that was run in the dark in the middle of January.

Top 5 men & women...
1 Barry McEvoy 118 M 2:06:43 Laois
2 Raivis Zakis 652 M40 2:07:49 West Waterf... Waterford
3 Michael Lyons 497 M35 2:21:25 Grange Ferm... Cork
4 Paul Tierney (Tipp) 846 M40 2:24:35 GoTri Adven... Tipperary
5 Sam Hand 141 M 2:24:58 Kilmallock ... Limerick
13 Laura O Driscoll 731 F40 2:39:15 North East ... Louth
34 Michelle Nolan 186 F50 2:52:00 Cork
40 Elaine Collins 235 F 2:55:05 Cork
42 Roisin Howley 716 F 2:55:58 Clare
68 Cora Fenton 677 F50 3:08:27 Kilmallock ... Limerick

Full results HERE

1) The Irish Mountain Running Association has two galleries... Album 1 ... Album 2... 

Notice: Adare 10k in W Limerick - Sun 27th Feb 2022

The annual Adare 10k road race is coming up on Sunday the 27th of February 2022 at 1pm.

Organised by West Limerick AC, this is a hugely popular race and attracts a large field of about 700 runners, way beyond the usual 200 or so that most races get. It sells out every year.

Update 18th Jan 2022: This race has now sold out! It's really impressive to see such strong demand for this race with 1000 places filled. While many races struggle to attract runners, others are going from strength to strength.

The first batch of 600 went on sale on the 4th of November 2021 and filled out within days. The second batch of 400 went on sale on the 14th of January and sold out in about three days.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Notice: Bill Fox Memorial 10k Run in Ballylanders - Sun 6th Mar 2022

The Bill Fox Memorial 10k run is coming up in the village of Ballylanders in SE Limerick on Sunday the 6th of March 2022. - Please note this has been changed from the original date of the 9th of January.

Details... Bill Fox Memorial Run (10k) taking place on the 9th of January. Online registration only. Entry fee €15 plus booking fee. Starting at the Ballylanders GAA clubhouse. Money raised will be in aid of Marymount Hospice and Ballylanders GAA.

Online entry HERE


The village of Ballylanders is situated in the south-east corner of county Limerick and is located on the R513 road which runs from Limerick City to Mtchelstown. It is located about 12kms from the M8 motorway (exits 12 & 13).

The 10k course takes in a large loop to the south-west of Ballylanders.