Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Tipperary: Results of the Moycarkey Coolcroo AC 5K & 10K - Fri 17th June 2022

Moycarkey Coolcroo AC 5K & 10K Results from Friday June 17th 2022

Martina Kiely - 1st woman in the 5k

5k - Top 3 men & women...

1 Dean Rowe Gowran AC Kilkenny 16:44 
2 Mathew Ryan Coldfields Tipp 18:13 
3 Patrick Roche Carrick On Suir AC 18:30 
1 Martina Kiely St Finbarr's AC Cork 17:33 
2 Paula Grant Portlaoise AC 18:20 
3 Niamh-Cunneen Nenagh Olympic AC 18:37 

Mossy Bracken - 1st man in the 10k

10k - Top 3 men & women...
1 Mossy Bracken 32:08
2 Stephen Hunter St.Abbans AC Co.Laois in 33:43
3 John Morrissey Castlecomer AC Co.Kilkenny in 34:03
1 Angela McCann Clonmel AC 39:06
2 Carmel Fitzgibbon Thurles Crokes AC 42:37
3 Niamh Ryan Dundrum AC 47:00

Results of both races below...

Monday, June 27, 2022

Notice: Dromcollogher Carnival 4 mile road race, Co.Limerick - Mon 27th June 2022

The annual Dromcollogher Carnival 4 mile road race is coming up on Monday evening, the 27th of June 2022 at 8pm...

As a race, it may not be as high profile as say those located closer to say Limerick or Cork City but it is an event with a lot of character and a long history. The race was originally started back in the time of the original running boom in the late 70's and early 80's by Christy Brosnan and Joe Quaid of North Cork AC. The original idea was for it to be part of the Dromcollogher Carnival which has been going since the 1940's and for the race to take place on Monday evening, a tradition that survives to this day.

In it's heyday, the race used to attract some of the top runners from all over Munster even though the prizes were always modest in comparison to other races at the time. On one occasion, Liam O'Brien from Cork won the race the day after winning the National 3000m steeplechase title! The triangle shaped course started and finished in the main square of the town much to the delight of the crowds. This did however mean that the race was in fact 'slightly' longer than the advertised 4 miles ;o)

One of the other unusual features of the race at the time was that the winner received a small porcelain figurine. One of the biggest employers at that time in the town was Irish Dresden, a German company which made high quality collectable porcelain items in the town which employed over 60 people, a huge number in what was and still is a rural area.

West Limerick AC are helping out with the organisation of the race and they are putting up a cup in memory of Christy Brosnan who unfortunately has now passed away. This replaces the old cup which was named after Marky O'Shea who used to run in the local races of the late 70's and early 80's barefoot, a long time before minimalist running and Vibram Five Fingers became all the rage ;o)

Getting there.....Dromcollogher is located to the west of Charleville near the Limerick - Cork border. If you are coming from say Limerick city then the easiest way is probably to head south towards Cork and turn off at Charleville and follow the directions for Newtownshandrum, Milford and Dromcollogher. If you are travelling north from Cork then turn off at Buttevant and go via Liscarroll.

As you enter the town from the east then you should see that the road forks into two where the central square is. Take the right here, drive a few hundred metres on what is a very straight road and you will pass the start line just opposite a service station. The GAA hall where the entries will be taken is just beyond this on the left.

Course Preview.......A full preview of the course with maps, directions, photos, etc can be seen HERE

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Press Release: 37th Coillte 10k Road Race Dundrum Wednesday 6th July 2022

From Dundrum AC... 37th Coillte 10k Road Race Dundrum Wednesday 6th July

Wednesday the 6th of July at 8pm the Coillte 10k Road Race in Dundrum Co Tipperary will be ran for 37th consecutive year by the local Dundrum Club. 

The club is delighted to have Coillte once again as our main sponsor. With Dundrum surrounded by trees and forest trails for running and walking developed by Coillte over the years it is appropriate that Coillte are
involved with us in the healthy sport of running. The Company’s managed forest trails around Dundrum and indeed around the Country are a haven for people to get out for a bit of fresh air and exercise never more appreciated than during the recent Covid lockdown. The semi state company has been involved in this race every year since it was set up in 1988 which is appreciated by the Dundrum club.

The race which also incorporates a 5K for juniors (age between 13years old on day of race and 19 years or under on 31/12/2022) is based around the Dundrum Community Centre Complex in the village where the club has its athletics facilities. 

The race has prizes in every category from Senior to over 70 years for both men and women. With the Master categories at the standard five-year intervals from Over 40 years plus, with a specially Embroidered Souvenir Hand Towel for all finishers. For Tipperary athletes there is the added incentive of the Tim Crowe Memorial trophy (kindly donated by Dominic Moore) for the first Tipperary athlete to finish the 10k.The present holder been Tipperary based athlete Sergiu Ciobanu
Clonliffe Harrier’s. 

This year the club has once again linked up with Niall O’Sullivan’s Premier Timing Systems for entries and result data to manage the ever-increasing numbers of runners every year. 

Entries are online via the link The club would appreciate if participants could enter at least a week or two before the race date. Early entry gives the organizers an idea of the number of embroidered dated towels required for all finishers plus the food requirements for the big spread afterwards. Also, it is a big help to Niall for him to get working on his system early.

The layout of the two-lap course makes it ideal for spectators to see the race and encourage the
athletes as the race progresses. One section of the course in the village allows viewing of the
race at four different locations by moving about one hundred meters.

For an excellent guided tour of the course road by road Google the Running in Munster Ireland

Michael Hassett St Catherines has the best number of men’s victories with six wins. While in the women’s race Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane is in a class of her own with twelve wins.

Kevin Moore is the only local club athlete to have won the race in its 36-year history achieved in 2014 plus his Virtual win in 2020. Dymphna Ryan also from the local club has had a hattrick of excellent second places between 2013 and 2015 plus her Virtual win in 2020.

Here are all the winners since the event first ran in 1986
1986 John O'Halloran Tipp Town, Kathleen Maher Ballytrasna, 
1987 John Fitzgerald Clonmel, Mary Lonergan Reenavana, 
1988 Toddy Finn Raheny Shamrocks, Kay O'Sullivan Upperchurch,  
1989 Bernard Feery Clonmel, Martina Dorney Thurles Crokes, 
1990 Robert Costello Limerick, Kay O'Sullivan Upperchurch, 
1991 Michael Hassett Thurles Crokes, Mary Sheehan East Cork, 
1992 Robert Costello Limerick, Mary Sheehan East Cork, 
1993 Michael Hassett St. Catherines, Mary Sheehan East Cork, 
1994 Michael Hassett St. Catherines, Gaile Culleton Thurles Crokes, 
1995 Michael Hassett St. Catherines, Marcella Moloney Tullamore Harriers, 
1996 Michael Hassett St. Catherines, Siobhan McCormack Emerald A.C., 
1997 Daniel Gidumbanda Tanzania, Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy, 
1998 Michae1 Hassett St. Catherines, Mary Sheehan East Cork, 
1999 Colm Burke St. Abbans, Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy, 
2000 William Harty K.C.K., Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy,
2001 Robert Wade Waterford A.C., Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy, 
2002 Pat Byrne Tinryland, Mary Sheehan Grange Fermoy, 
2003 Tom Carey Limerick A.C., Rosemary Ryan Bilboa, 
2004 Mick Kelly Gowran A.C., Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane, 
2005 Sandis Bralitis Ballynonty A.C., Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane, 
2006 Tom Carey Limerick A.C., Rosemary Ryan Bilboa, 
2007 Dermot Kearns West Limerick, Madeline Dorney Thurles Crokes, 
2008 Jason Fahey Olympic Harriers, Rosemary Ryan Bilboa, 
2009 Tommy Evans Gowran, Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane.
2010 Seamus Power Kilmurray Ibrickane, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane. 
2011 Kenneth Rogers St John’s, Rosemary Ryan Bilboa. 
2012 Michael Shannon Kilnaboy, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane. 
2013 Christopher Bracken Thurles Crokes, Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane. 
2014 Kevin Moore Dundrum, Siobhan O'Doherty Borrisokane. 
2015 Stephen Hunter St Michael’s, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.
2016 Declan Moore Bilboa, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane. 
2017 David Mansfield Clonliffe Harriers, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.
2018 Freddy Keron Sittuk Kenya, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane.
2019 David Mansfield Clonmel, Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane. 
2020 Virtual Kevin Moore Dundrum, Dymphna Ryan Dundrum.
2021 Sergiu Ciobanu Clonliffe Harriers, Lizzie Lee Leevale.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Notice: IMRA Galtees Half-Marathon - Sat 25th June 2022

The IMRA Galtee Half-Marathon is coming up on Saturday the 25th of June 2022.

DESCRIPTION: Galtees Half Marathon
COUNTY: Limerick
DATE: Saturday 25 June, 2022
TIME: 11:00CLIMB (M):1107
DISTANCE (KM):21.10EVENT DIFFICULTY:10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km
RACE MARKING: Route fully marked - Route fully marked
LEAGUES: Munster Half-Marathon League 
ENTRY CLOSES: 022-06-24 18:00:00

The route map is shown above. It is quite challenging and is more suited for experienced trail runners. 

It goes over the top of the Galtees from Galtybeg to Lyracappul and there are some incredible views in all directions.

As always, annual membership of IMRA (€10) is required.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Notice: Moycarkey Coolcroo 5km & 10k race, Tipperary - Fri 17th June 2022

It's back! The Moycarkey Coolcroo AC 5km & 10km road race in Littleton, Co.Tipperary is coming up on Friday the 17th of June 2022.

Registration will be in the Littleton Community Centre with the start and finish lines close by.

From Moycarkey Coolcroo AC.... Moycarkey Coolcroo AC will be hosting its 5k & 10k road races in Littleton on Friday 17th of June 2022 @7:30pm. The cost is is €10 for the 5k & €15 for the 10k.

Both Races start at the same time @ 7:30pm and both starts are a short distance from race registration & there is parking at the Moycarkey Borris Community & Sports Center Littleton to the left of the Church of Ireland, 

The 5k start line is 100m or so ahead of the 10k start line. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult in the Family 5k Walk/Run, This will be our first race back since our last race in 2019.

Refreshments afterwards next to the community sports centre.

Preview.......A preview of the 5k route with maps and photos can be seen HERE

The club's website is

As can be seen from the map below, the village of Littleton is just off the M8 motorway so it's easy to get to.

Clothing Collection: We also have a Clothing Collection fundraiser(Clean, used clothing, shoes, belts & bedding are all acceptable - excluding - duvets, pillows and cushions.) the day after if people coming

to the race they might have some old clothes that they need to offload.

All monies raised go back into club development of our club field which is beside the Community Center when you get your registration, 

It was a dilapidated field which we have been renovating the last few years which we now own and are in hopes of building an Olympic standard Track by the year 2027 but we need help funding which the races and clothing collection will help immensely.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Notice: Clonmel Half-Marathon - Sun 28th August 2022

It's back! The 2022 edition of the Boston Scientific Clonmel Half-Marathon in Co Tipperary will be held on Sunday the 28th of August at 10am.

This race is organised by Clonmel AC and they have  a new route this year. Info to follow...

There is a dry fit top and a medal for the first 500 to enter.

The entry fee is €35 before the 1st of July and it's €45 from the 1st of July to the 15th of August. Online registration only.

Entries HERE

Race HQ is Gaelcholaiste Cheitinn, The Mall Clonmel, post code E91 K2E2

All race numbers will be Posted out before the event so this base will be used for after race and there will be refreshments etc

Race start is about 1 km from here on the Old Waterford road as the normal base at the LIT Complex on the by pass is not available this year.

Members of Clonmel AC at the launch of the 2022 Boston Scientific Half-Marathon

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Notice: Dromana 5-mile road race - Fri 10th June 2022

As part of their 2022 Summer Series, West Waterford AC are holding their Dromana 5-mile road race on Friday the 10th of June 2022.

The race starts at 7:30am and the entry fee is €10.

You can enter online HERE

Notes from West Waterford AC... 
BUS TO RACE START - Please note those taking the bus to the race start in Villierstown from Cappoquin , the bus will be leaving from the GAA pitch are at 6.15 sharp. Race start at 7.30 pm.


You can register online for the Dromana 5 now at the link below for 10 euro.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Notice: Mary Doyle Memorial 5k in New Inn, Tipperary - Sat 11th June 2022

The Mary Doyle Memorial 5k road race in New Inn, Tipperary is coming up on Saturday the 11th of June 2022 at 7:30.

The entry fee is €10 and you can enter on the night.

This race is being promoted by Clonmel AC... "The Mary Doyle Memorial 5K Road Race takes place on Saturday night 11 th June , at 7.30pm. 

Registration will take place in the Rockwell Rovers complex from 6.30pm onwards. 

Entry fee is 10 Euros for athletes and 5 Euro for walkers entries  taken on the night.

Chip Timing will be provided by Premier Timing Systems."

The village of New Inn is located very close to the M8 motorway so getting there shouldn't be a problem. 

If you're coming on the M8 from the North then take Exit 9 which is just to the south of Cashel. If you're coming on the M8 from the South then take Exit 10 near Cahir.

The race HQ is at the Rockwell Rovers grounds which are about 300m to the north of the crossroads in New Inn on the R639 road to Cashel.