Thursday, December 28, 2023

Results & Photos of the Clonmel 4-mile road race - Tues 26th Dec 2023

Start of the 2023 MSD Clonmel 4-mile road race

There was a big turnout for this year's MSD Clonmel 4 Mile Road Race on St Stephen's Day with a total of 424 runners crossing the finish line, up a whopping 47% on last year. 

Sean Owens of sponsors MSD presenting the winners prize to Sean Tobin

In the men's race, Sean Tobin of Clonmel AC missed out on the course record of 17:45 he set in 2019 by just one second, recording a time of 17:46. Peter Lynch (KCH), last year's winner, was 38 seconds faster on this occasion when finishing second 17:59. Paul Hartnett (East Cork) was third in 18:51.

In the women's race, Shona Heaslip (Riocht) and Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny) both bettered the course record when both finished in a time of 20:46, well inside the previous best of 21:32 set by Lizzie Lee in 2017. Lee, in third place, was also inside her old record with her time of of 21:25.

Top 5 men & women...

Place Athletes Name Club Division Gun Chip Bib  
1 Sean Tobin Clonmel AC MS     17:46 246
2 Peter Lynch Kilkenny City Harriers MS  17:59 376
3 Paul Hartnett East Cork AC MS 18:51 86
4 David Williams St Senans AC MJ  19:24 264
5 John Eves Hoddesdon M40 19:38 57
19 Shona Heaslip An Riocht AC FS 20:46 88 Course Record
21 Annmarie McGlynn Letterkenny AC FS 20:46 330
28 Lizzie Lee Leevale AC FS 21:25 118
36 Niamh Moore Leevale AC FS 21:57 155
37 Dympna Ryan Dundrum AC F40 22:03 380

Full results HERE

First place finish and a new course record for Shona Heaslip from Kerry

1) John D Kelly has some race day photos HERE and HERE

2) Gearóid Ó Laoi has four galleries... Album 1 ... Album 2 ... Album 3 ... Album 4 ...

3) Perri Williams Photography has a gallery HERE

With thanks to John Walshe for the photos and report

Monday, December 11, 2023

Results of the Paddy-Joe Curran Memorial Turkey Trot five-mile race Dungarvan - Sun 10th Dec 2023

Aidan Noone of Leevale, winner of the Paddy-Joe Curran Memorial Turkey Trot five-mile race at the Marine Bar, Dungarvan, receiving his prize and cup from Ger Duhig of sponsors Cleanzone Technology Ltd.

The annual Paddy-Joe Curran Memorial Turkey Trot five-mile race at the Marine Bar near Dungarvan was held on Sun 10th Dec 2023. The first man home was Cork runner Aidan Noone of Leevale AC.

Top 3 men & women...
 1 NOONE, Aidan Leevale A.C. Male Senior 0:26:49 05:21.7
2 CONNICK, Andrew Ferrybank A.C. Male Senior 0:27:38 05:31.5
3 ZAKIS, Raivis West Waterford A.C. Male 40 0:28:31 05:42.1
7 TIDESWELL, Kealy Clonmel A.C. Female 40 0:29:56 05:59.1
12 MORGAN, Louise Ferrybank A.C. Female 40 0:32:52 06:34.3
26 NI REACHTAGAIN, Tara West Waterford A.C. Female Senior 0:35:23 07:04.4

Full results HERE

Friday, December 8, 2023

Notice: Dungarvan 10-mile road race - Sun 4th Feb 2024

The biggest 10-miler in Munster is the  hugely popular John Treacy Dungarvan 10-mile road race which is organised by West Waterford AC and it's coming up on Sunday 4th February 2024

Dates & Entries...

1) Entries opened on the 1st of Dec 2023 for Athletics Ireland club members

2) Entres for everyone including non-club runners opens on Fri 8th Dec 2023.

The entry link is

Info... Note that there are 3,750 spaces for this race which is a huge amount. They expanded the entry number by 25% last year to cater for the demand.

Remember that most runners are not members of an athletics club. Entries may have opened on the 1st of December for club runners but the main entry is on the 8th of February.

It took 3-weeks to sell out last year so you don't need to panic. Just decide if you want to do this race and then enter reasonably soon.

The Trim 10-mile in Co Meath is on the same day and that got 1650 runners last February. That might dampen some of the demand for Dungarvan 10-mile entries from runners in Dublin.

From West Waterford AC... "West Waterford Athletic Club are delighted to announce details of the event which has established itself as a must run race on the Irish road running calendar with participants from all four corners of the country and beyond participating.

The 32nd  Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 which will be held on Sunday February 4th 2024 with a  start time of 11am. The entry fee for this year’s race is €35

The race has grown year on year and is a pre-entry race which will close when 3,750 entries is reached.

All race numbers will be posted out the week prior to the event, and there will be strictly no entry on the day. The prize fund for 2024 is €6,000


West Waterford athletic club are delighted to announce our race benefactors for the 2024 John Tracy Dungarvan 10 mile road race KBRT. Monies donated by the runners and the club will be donated to this very worthy national cause. The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust aims to alleviate the financial hardship of bereaved families repatriating the body (bodies) of loved one(s) who have died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances back to Ireland. KBRT was founded out of a family tragedy when, in June 2013, Kevin Bell died suddenly in New York. Following an outpouring of support from Kevin’s friends, family and colleagues, a significant amount of funds were raised to repatriate his remains back to Ireland.

As a permanent legacy to Kevin, the Bell family decided to use the funds to establish a charity to help other families who find themselves in a similar situation. Help comes in the form of financial support as well as advice and guidance on getting the remains of loved ones home as soon as possible.KBRT is a volunteer organisation, led by Colin Bell and a team of volunteer Trustees. KBRT is regulated by the Charity Commission in Northern Ireland (NIC100314) and Irish Charity Regulator (20102937).Since 2013, KBRT has repatriated the remains of over 1600 people back home to their families (as at January 2021)When entering the race online you will have the opportunity to donate any sum of money you wish. Website...

We ask you to be as generous as possible for this very worthy cause when entries open."


Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Results of the Waterford Half-Marathon - Sat 2nd Dec 2023

The annual Waterford Half-Marathon was held on Saturday 2nd December 2023 with a total of 1,767 runners crossing the finish line. As half marathons in Munster go, this is a big one.

As can be seen from the chart above, the numbers were down 127 or about 7% on last year. It can be interesting to look at the numbers in big races as they might show some trends in how race numbers overall are going.

So why the drop??? ...This race was held on 2nd of December on what was a bitterly cold but dry day, nothing that would deter someone from running. I checked and the entries opened on the 2nd of October, about two months in advance.

I checked last year and it was held then on the 3rd of December but the entries opened on the 9th of September, about 3 months in advance. It's hard to be certain but the late opening date this year most likely accounted for the drop in numbers.

Even at 2-3 months out, people are beginning to sign up for alternative events without knowing if Waterford was going ahead.

Top 5 men & women... 

1 David MCGLYNN 1:05:26 2098 M MS Waterford A.C.
2 Sergiu CIOBANU 1:07:10 1958 M M40 Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
3 Mihail SPRINCEAN 1:07:23 2143 M MS Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
4 Tudor MIRCEA 1:07:33 1614 M MS Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
5 Matteo MARY 1:07:54 2169 M MS Waterford A.C.
1 Ciara WILSON 1:16:43 1219 F FS D.M.P. A.C.
2 Becky WOODS 1:17:42 1995 F F35
3 Nichola SHERIDAN 1:17:56 1793 F FS Bohermeen A.C.
4 Dee GRADY 1:19:56 1386 F F35 Ennis Track A.C.
5 Alison MERRIGAN 1:20:50 867 F M50

Full results HERE

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Notice: Tom Walsh 10k race in Caherconlish, Limerick - Sun 14th Jan 2024

The annual Tom Walsh 10k race is coming up in Caherconlish to the south-east of Limerick City on Sunday the 14th of January 2024 at 12:30pm.

The entry fee is €25 (& fees) and this includes a dry fit top for the first 250 to enter.

Enter HERE

From the organisers...Tom Walsh 10k & 5 Mile Walk - Our race provides runners with the perfect challange to start off 2024.

Enjoy the friendly athmosphere and famous post race refreshments that make the Tom Walsh 10k race a firm favourite with athletes.

Cheers zones and water stations are located around the course as well as heartbreak hill and the famous downhill finish🏃💨🎽

The map below shows the race route to the south-east of Caherconlish.

The first two miles of the 10k course is on the R513 road which may have some traffic. After that at about 2.3 miles, runners turn off to the left and onto quiet country roads for the rest of the race.

The profile above shows the humps and bumps out on the course. There is a slight pull around the 5 mile mark but this is followed by a downhill finish.

Course video below gives a feel for what the 10k looks like...

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Notice: 15th Annual Paddy Joe Curran Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile run in W Waterford - Sun 10th Dec 2023

Event Description from West Waterford AC: 15th Annual Paddy Joe Curran Turkey Trot (An tSean Phobail)in Association with West Waterford Athletic Club.  

100% of funds raised goes to Waterford Hospice.

Come and join us for a fun day out before Christmas and raise funds for a great cause.  There will be prizes for the first 3 men and women and these will be presented at the finish line.  

Entry on the day will  be €15

Sponsors   Cleanzone Technology Ltd

Entries HERE

The race HQ is at the Marine Bar which is a few kms from Dungarvan on the N25 Dungarvan to Youghal road.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Results of the Brickey 5k in West Waterford - Sun 12th Nov 2023

A total of 93 runners turned out for the Murray Pharmacy Brickey 5k near Dungarvan in Co Waterford on Sunday 12th November 2023.

Top 3 men & women...

1 FITZGERALD, Evan Clonmel A.C. Male Senior 15:29
2 ZAKIS, Raivis West Waterford A.C. Male 40 17:26
3 GIBSON, Alan Individual Male 40 18:12 05:51.4
7 VEALE, Kate West Waterford A.C. Female Senior 19:11
13 DROHAN, Eveleen West Waterford A.C. Female 45 20:16
14 TOBIN, Angela West Waterford A.C. Female 35 20:43

Full results HERE

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Results of the Paul Brunnock Memorial Run on the Waterford Greenway - Sat 4th Nov 2023

A total of 330 runners took part in the Paul Brunnock Memorial Run on the Waterford Greenway on Saturday 4th Nov 2023. The breakdown of the multiple races was as follows...

Top 3 men & women...

50k - 23 finishers
1 Alex O SHEA 03:38:11 28 M
2 Paul TWOMEY 03:46:45 30 M
3 David HERLIHY 04:19:01 14 M
6 Anne JENNINGS 04:30:46 17 F
9 Linda FOLEY 04:34:42 11 F
19 Moylan BRUNNOCK 05:30:44 3 F

Marathon - 28 finishers
1 John CRONIN 02:58:28 57 M
2 Philip MACBAIN 03:30:19 74 M
3 Christy CAHILL 03:45:14 54 M
12 Anita BARRY 04:18:06 51 F
14 Marie CHAPMAN 04:24:11 56 F
17 Bregeen MURPHY 04:43:09 80 F

Half-Marathon - 69 finishers
1 Donough BARROW 01:25:29 102 M
2 David RYAN 01:27:07 173 M
4 Brian O CONNOR 01:29:11 160 M
3 Clara RYAN 01:28:33 172 F
9 Ann Marie HOLLAND 01:37:31 131 F
10 Caroline NOONAN 01:40:27 152 F

10k - 153 finishers
1 Kyle WALSH 37:16 366 M
2 Nicholas WALSH 38:45 370 M
3 Jack O DONOVAN 40:52 325 M
10 Marina SEYMOUR 45:44 358 F
22 Claire O DONOVAN 49:21 323 F
25 Andrea LYONS 50:26 304 F

5k - 57 finishers
1 Senan O REILLY 17:24 553 M
2 Stephen William CARR 18:40 507 M
5 Conor MURRAY 23:56 548 M
3 Sharon CANTWELL 20:05 506 F
4 Linda POWER 23:13 555 F
7 Clodagh STAPLETON 25:26 563 F

The full results can be found on the MyRunResults website HERE

Friday, October 20, 2023

Notice: Clonmel 4 mile road race in Tipperary - Tues 26th Dec 2023

The big race in Tipperary over the Christmas period is the annual 4 mile race in Clonmel on Tuesday the 26th of December 2023.

Entry link HERE

From the organisers Clonmel AC...MSD 4 Mile Festive Road Race

Preparations for this year’s event on St Stephen’s Day are going very well. This Club event is once again sponsored by MSD and we are very grateful for such sponsorship. 

The annual MSD 4mile road race will be held on St. Stephens Day the 26th December, race start is 12 midday. 

Closing date for entries will be 23rd December at midnight. Race bibs can be collected on the morning of the race from 10 to 11-30 at Gaelcholáiste Chéitinn E91K2E2. 

Last year we had just under 300 athletes competing. This event caters for all levels of fitness. 

This year’s Prize list is as follows:
This year there will be Prizes for the following categories, Men: 1st 3 Men, 1st O/40, O/50, O/60 and O/70. 
The list of Prizes for the Ladies is as follows: the 1st 3 Ladies, 1st O/40, O/50, O/60 and O/70. 1st Junior Man and Woman under 18.

There will be a prize for setting a new Course record : 1st man 17 mins 45 secs and 1st woman 21 mins 32 secs. 

There will also be Post Race Refreshments in the Vocational School. This year’s event will be Chip timed by Premier Timing Systems. This event has an Athletics Ireland Race Permit.

The entry Fee is 15 Euros online at 

Maps and directions HERE


Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Training programme for the 2024 Dungarvan 10-mile road race

The Dungarvan 10-mile road race is coming up on Sunday the 4th of February 2024.

If anyone would like to optimise their training then I will soon be starting individualised training programmes. 

The standard one is 14-weeks and starts on the 30th of October 2023 - Cost €105. 

If someone feels like they would need a bit longer than I'll be starting a 16-week programme on the 16th of October 2023 - Cost €120.

The programme is sent out every week by email and weekly feedback is required. That will determine what the programme is like for the following week.

If anyone wants to train for a different event then send me an email and we can plan for that.

Send emails to... johndesmondrunning AT gmail DOT com

A list of training programmes for 2024 can be seen HERE

Friday, October 6, 2023

Notice: Dungarvan Winter League - Nov 2023 to Jan 2024

West Waterford AC are organising their popular Winter League again this year in Dungarvan and here are the key points...

1) You register online for the full league and then you collect your number on Wed 8th Nov 2023.

2) There is a choice of two distances... 2.4 miles (3.9kms) OR 5.2 miles (8.4kms)

3) The runs are on the following dates at 6:30pm...

Wed 15th Nov 2023
Wed 22nd Nov 2023
Wed 29th Nov 2023
Wed 6th Dec 2023
Wed 13th Dec 2023
Wed 20th Dec 2023

Wed 3rd Jan 2024
Wed 10th Jan 2024
Wed 17th Jan 2024
Wed 24th Jan 2024
Wed 31st Jan 2024


The Fordes Daybreak Winter League will once again take place from the Sports Centre, Quanns Dungarvan for 11 Wednesday nights commencing on Wed 15th November.  We will continue for 6 nights before Christmas bringing  us up to Wednesday 20th December.

After Christmas we will return  on Wednesday the 3rd January and continue for 5 nights with our final night on the 31st January.

Number pick up will take place at the Sports Centre Dungarvan on Wednesday 8th November at 6.30pm or on first night of the league from 6.15pm.

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 2024 on a high note.

As usual there are 2 options to chose from.  The first is the "long" route which is 5.2 miles while the second choice is the "short" route and the distance here is approx 2.5 miles.  Both routes start and finish at the Sports Centre, Quanns.  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 doesn't wear a high vis.  No exceptions.  It has to be a high vis not a luemenous t-shirt.

No watches allowed or No Headphones.

 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. 


Notice: Murray's Pharmacy Brickey 5K nr Dungarvan - Sun 12th Nov 2023

West Waterford are organising the Murray's Pharmacy Brickey 5K on Sunday 12th November 2023 at 11am. Entry is €10.

Race HQ is at the Brickey Ranger GAA club which is about 4kms west of Dungarvan in Co Waterford.

Entry link...

From the organisers... "Event Description: If  you're new to running and want to try the 5k distance for the first time or a seasoned runner who wants to check your progress this is the route for you.  

The race will have an 11am start and number pick up will be at the Brickey Rangers G.A.A. club (by kind permission) from 10am.

This race is a must do and great preparation for your first night of the Winter League the following week.

We would like to thank Liz Murray of Murray's Pharmacy for her kind sponsorship and all proceeds of this race will be divided between Glenbeg and Carriglea National Schools."

Monday, September 25, 2023

Notice: Paul Brunnock Memorial Run - Sat 4th Nov 2024

This brand new event is coming up on the Waterford Greenway near Dungarvan on Saturday 4th November 2023.

Update 29th Oct 2023... SOLD OUT

Update 5th Oct 2023... West Waterford AC say there is a lot of interest in this race so enter asap if interested.

Here are the race distances with entry fee and starts times...

50K Ultra - € 35 - Saturday, November 4, 2023 8:30 AM

Full Marathon - € 30 - Saturday, November 4, 2023 8:30 AM

Half Marathon - € 25 - Saturday, November 4, 2023 9:00 AM

10K - € 15 - Saturday, November 4, 2023 9:30 AM

5K - € 10 - Saturday, November 4, 2023 12:00 NOON


Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Notice: IMRA Glen of Aherlow Trail Half-Marathon - Sat 23rd Sept 2023

IMRA are organising their annual Glen of Aherlow Trail Half-Marathon this year on Saturday 23rd September 2023.

DESCRIPTION: Glen of Aherlow Trail Half-Marathon
DATE:Saturday 23 September, 2023
CLIMB (M):300
RACE MARKING:Route fully marked - Route fully marked
LEAGUES:Munster Half-Marathon League 
ENTRY CLOSES:2023-09-22 18:00:00


ORGANISERS INSTRUCTIONS: Early start 10.30am* Parking in the GAA grounds. Please follow the instructions of the stewards.
Under IMRA rules for competitor's safety, it is mandatory to bring and carry a jacket that is shower and wind proof for the entire race and also a working charged mobile phone. Any competitor seen not carrying or wearing their jacket at any stage in the race will be disqualified. There are no exceptions to this rule!

All competitors must be IMRA members. IMRA membership costs €10 for a calendar year.
PRIZEGIVING LOCATION: Lisvernane community center

Friday, September 15, 2023

Notice: Top of Coom 11k trail race in Co Kerry - Sun 17th Sept 2023



DATE: Sunday 17 September, 2023

TIME: 12:00

CLIMB (M): 350

DISTANCE (KM): 11.00

RACE MARKING: Route fully marked - Route fully marked


ENTRY CLOSES: 2023-09-16 18:00:00

ENTRY COST: €7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Nice fast course, Forrest trail, Bog road, and open Mountain. Long race will be approx 11km. Short race will be approx 5km. Both routes will be fully marked.

GETTING THERE: Top of Coom Ireland's Highest Pub Coolnolhill, Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry, V93 EW90. From Cork, N22 through Macroom and Baile Mhuirne (Ballyvourney), turn left at the Mills Inn, take minor road through Cúil Aodha (Coolea), and continue uphill on this minor road as far as Top of Coom Pub. From Kerry, N22 from Killarney, turn right onto the R569 road to Kilgarvan and Kenmare, about 3km before Kilgarvan turn left over Morleys Bridge and continue uphill on this minor road as far as Top of Coom Pub.

ORGANISERS INSTRUCTIONS: TIME: 11:45 (Kids race). 12:00 (Long race). 12:10 (Short race). 

ENTRY DETAILS: Adults (16+) €7. Over 65s & juniors €5. Plus €10 one-off annual IMRA Membership fee. No cash payment accepted at race. Purchase race entry & membership online before race. Kids under 10 (accompanied) Free.

Entry link...

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

New date for the rescheduled Clonmel Half-Marathon - 16th Sept 2023

The 2023 edition of the Clonmel Half-Marathon was due to take place on the 27th of August but this was cancelled due to a tragic car accident in the town.

The rescheduled race will now take place on Saturday 16th September 2023 at 9am.

From Clonmel AC... "Thank you to everyone who has volunteered so far to help, but with the change in date/time for our Boston Scientific Half Marathon we are appealing again for some extra help for Marshalling duties - if you’re available to help please let us know by message here or send an email to clonmelathleticclub AT gmail DOT com

All help greatly appreciated."

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Clonmel Half-Marathon on Sun 27th Aug 2023 is postponed...

In light of the tragic car accident that left four young people dead, Clonmel AC have postponed the Clonmel Half-Marathon until a later date.

Friday, August 11, 2023

Joe Gough breaks National Over 70 record at Coillte 10k Road Race in Dundrum

PJ Trait representing race sponsors Coillte presenting Joe Gough West Waterford with his Over 70 Men’s prize at the recent Coillte 10k road race in Dundrum.

At the start of July 2023, Joe Gough of West Waterford AC finished first in the M70 category at the Coillte 10k in Dundrum, Co Tipperary with a time of 41:10. This was a new national record. See the report from Dundrum AC below...

From Dundrum AC... At the recent Coillte 10K road race in Dundrum, West Waterford athlete Joe Gough set a new National Over 70 years men’s record for the 10km distance. The popular Waterford man broke the old National record by a whopping 78 seconds.

Joe who has won multiple European and World titles over the years is a regular visitor to Dundrum. His super run and finish time of 41 minutes and 10 seconds in the Coillte 10k saw him break the National 10K road record of 42 minutes 28 seconds which was held by Martin Kerr from the Milford club in Donegal for the classic distance.

Joe of course then also broke the Over 70 years men’s Dundrum course record of 44 minutes and 4 seconds which was set by Andrew Jeyes from the Ivanhoe club in the UK in 2018.The Dundrum club are delighted for Joe who is a Gentleman of the sport and has time for everybody at all the race meets.

Joe’s new record means that the popular Dundrum course now has three National Records to its name with Lizzie Lee Leevale athletic club in Cork O/40 time of 33:45 and Angela McCann’s Clonmel athletic club in Tipperary O/50 time of 37:21 both set in 2021 along with Joe this year a testament to the speed of the course.

Thanks, must be given to Billy Purcell who done the due measurement of the course in May of this year. Also, to Niall O’Sullivan of Premier Timing Systems who timed the race on the night. Tipperary County Council and local Councillors also must be thanked for keeping the road upgraded over the past 38 years of the running of the event.

Joe Gough West Waterford number 257 on his way to setting a new National Over 70 Men’s record time of 41 minutes and 10 seconds at the recent Coillte 10km road race in Dundrum.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Notice: IMRA Trail races on the Galtees - Galtymore & Cush - Sun 13th Aug 2023

From IMRA... "A choice of two races on the Galtees coming up this Sunday 13th August with Cush and Galtymore Races in the Galtees, Co. Tipperary.  The Galtymore Race is the final race in the Irish and Munster Championship series."

Further details and registration at 

Galtymore -

Cush -

ENTRY CLOSES :2023-08-12 18:00

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Notice: West Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon - Sat 2nd Sept 2023

The Eurofins West Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon is coming up this year on Saturday the 2nd of September 2023 at 9am. This scenic half has a limit of 750 entries so I would advise anyone that is interested to enter asap.


From West Waterford AC... On 2nd September 2023 at 9 am West Waterford Athletic Club will host our 5th annual Waterford Greenway Half Marathon.  Once again we are delighted to have local company Eurofins as our title sponsor for this unique event and we thank them for their commitment to this race and to our club. 

The race will be limited to 750 entries with the entry fee set at 40 euro, entries are available on from July 4th.Entry fee includes a specially commissioned Greenway Medal and Dry fit T-shirt !

Pictured at the launch of the Eurofins Waterford Greenway half marathon were Tom Leahy, Kellie Firzgerald & Ann Dunford West Waterford AC with Sean and Dolores Walsh & Nick Hannigan of Helvick Lifeboat


Each year for the Eurofins Waterford Greenway half marathon we partner up with a charity that will benefit from the donated monies by the runners taking part in the event. This year we are delighted to announce our charity partners for the event will be the Helvick RNLI.

 Helvick Head Lifeboat Station has been serving the community for many years. The RNLI charity saves lives at sea as its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service from Helvick head as they operate a B class Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat.We all know the valuable work this organisation do in our community and hopefully we can raise some much needed funds as we know they are a voluntary organisation who rely on the public for support.log on to club web site and follow the link on home page for GREENWAY all race information and entry link is available here or click the link here for your entry

Please note this event is expected to sell out fast.

This fantastic amenity opened officially in 2017 and has already experienced visitors from all over the country and beyond. Users are amazed by this 47 km spectacular off-road cycling and walking trail along an old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan.

Please note this is a point to point race starting at the Coachhouse Kilmacthomas and finishing near Ballinroad, Dungarvan. Entry fee includes bus from Ballinroad to the start line in Kilmacthomas.

As the map shows below, the half-marathon starts near Kilmacthomas and finishes in Dungarvan.

As it was an old railway line, the course is very slightly downhill overall. The old railway line at Kilmacthomas is about 60-metres above sea level while Dungarvan is just above sea level. 

The course is certainly a LOT flatter than the average race on public roads.

Friday, July 7, 2023

Results & Photos of the Coillte 10k road race in Dundrum, Tipperary... Wed 5th July 2023

The annual Coillte 10k road race in Dundrum, Co Tipperary was held on Wed 5th July 2023 with 285 runners crossing the finish line, a big jump of 45% on the figure for 2022. As can be seen from the chart above, this is a record number of finishers for this event which is probably one of the flattest and fastest 10k races in the country.

Coillte 10K Race Results - Top 3 men & women
Place Athletes name Club Time Division Bib  
1 Kevin Moore Dundrum AC     31:28 SM 147  
2 Peter Brandon Somba Dunboyne AC     31:31 SM 223  
3 Kane Collins Donore Harriers AC     31:36 SM 38  
18 Mary Mulhare Portlaoise AC     34:05 SF 151  
23 Laura Mooney Tullamore Harriers     34:45 SF 237  
45 Sharon Rynne Kilmurray/Ibrick/NClare AC     36:43 SF 214  

In the various categories, two new records were broken. Vivian Foley of Eagle AC finished first in the M50 category in a time of 32:58, breaking the old record of 34:12. Joe Gough of West Waterford AC finished first in the M70 category in a time of 41:40, breaking the previous record of 44:04.

Full results HERE 

1) There is a gallery of photos by John Kenrick on the Dundrum AC Facebook page HERE

2) Susan Parket Laste has loads of photos on her Facebook page HERE

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Limerick: Results of the Dromcollogher 4-mile road race - Mon 26th June 2023

The annual Dromcollogher 4-mile road race was held on Monday 26th of June 2023 with 119 runners taking part. The first man home was Karl Lenihan of West Limerick AC in a time of 21m 03s. 

Cork runner Lizzie Lee of Leevale AC was the first woman home in a time of 22m 32s and set of new course record time of 22:32 (previous best was 23:01 by Martina Kiely).

Top 3 men & women...

1 21:03 KARL LENIHAN, West Limerick AC M O/45 12 1
2 21:19 AOGAN MAC DOMHNAILL, West Limerick AC M O/40 48 2
3 21:43 AARON LYNCH, West Limerick AC M 18 3
8 22:32 LIZZY LEE, Leevale AC F 10 8
15 24:41 CAROL FINN, Leevale AC F 40 15
18 26:02 SIOBHAN DALY, Riocht AC F O/40 15 18

Full results below...

Dromcollogher Festival Co Limerick 4 Mile Road Race Monday 26 June 2023 

Results for All Competitors in finish order.
1 0:21:03 KARL LENIHAN, West Limerick AC M O/45 12 1
2 0:21:19 AOGAN MAC DOMHNAILL, West Limerick AC M O/40 48 2
3 0:21:43 AARON LYNCH, West Limerick AC M 18 3
4 0:21:49 TOM O CONNOR, Riocht AC M O/45 36 4
5 0:22:03 EDDIE O CONNOR, Tarbert M 79 5
6 0:22:18 MIKE SHEEHY, West Limerick AC M O/45 51 6
7 0:22:29 TIM LONG, Riocht AC M 14 7
8 0:22:32 LIZZY LEE, Leevale AC F 10 8
9 0:23:07 PADRAIG O DONNELL, Limerick M 5 9
10 0:23:42 MIKE O CONNOR, West Limerick AC M 57 10
11 0:23:52 DERMOT DINNEEN, FFMV M O/45 88 11
12 0:23:59 WILLIE O DONOGHUE, Mooreabbey Milers AC M O/60 19 12
13 0:24:12 SEAN O LEARY, Limerick M 1 13
14 0:24:27 SEAN O CONNOR, North Cork A. C. M 38 14
15 0:24:41 CAROL FINN, Leevale AC F 40 15
16 0:25:09 KAROL DOWNEY, West Limerick AC M O/40 80 16
17 0:25:54 KIERAN TWOMEY, Mallow M O/55 13 17
18 0:26:02 SIOBHAN DALY, Riocht AC F O/40 15 18
19 0:26:09 NOEL DALY, Mallow M O/45 90 19
20 0:26:23 WILLIAM IRWIN, Limerick M 17 20
21 0:26:33 ED HANNON, Kilmallock A.C. M O/40 100 21
22 0:26:37 KAREN RAINE, Dooneen AC F O/40 74 22
23 0:26:45 KATE MURRAY, West Limerick AC F 43 23
24 0:26:47 TONY MC MAHON, Kilmallock A.C. M O/60 112 24
25 0:26:53 BARRY MURPHY, Mallow M O/55 52 25
26 0:26:57 PADDY CARROLL, Limerick M 77 26
27 0:28:00 DECLAN LILLIS, Kerry Junior Men 121 27
28 0:28:08 DONNACHA BROSNAN, Broadford Limerick M O/60 85 28
29 0:28:13 GRACE O DONNELL, West Limerick AC F 16 29
30 0:28:15 SINEAD BUCKLEY, North Cork A. C. F O/40 91 30
31 0:28:18 MAURICE BUCKLEY, North Cork A. C. M O/55 70 31
32 0:28:27 MARTIN LISTON, West Limerick AC M 47 32
33 0:28:38 GILLIAN MURPHY, Mount Hillary F 45 33
34 0:28:54 SHANE QUILLE, West Limerick AC M O/45 71 34
35 0:28:58 GARY RELIHAN, Mallow M O/45 25 35
36 0:29:01 EAMON MORAN, Limerick M O/40 4 36
37 0:29:08 THOMAS DOWNEY, Limerick M 81 37
38 0:29:10 MAURICE O MAHONEY, Smiles 4 Miles M O/50 69 38
39 0:29:19 MARY MURPHY, Mallow F O/55 6 39
40 0:29:37 PAUL SUGRUE, Templaglanta M O/50 117 40
41 0:29:56 P LOMAGNEY, Limerick M O/40 78 41
42 0:30:08 OLLIE BRODERICK, Dromcolligher Limerick M 107 42
43 0:30:09 JOHN LENOHAN, Dromcolligher Limerick M 109 43
44 0:30:15 PATSY COLLINS, West Limerick AC F 22 44
45 0:30:16 DIARMUID O CONNOR, West Limerick AC M 23 45
46 0:30:18 MARY ITA O CONNOR, West Limerick AC F 20 46
47 0:30:19 JIM FANNING, West Limerick AC M 24 47
48 0:30:21 MARY HEALY, West Limerick AC F 21 48
49 0:30:22 DANIEL ROCHE, Banteer M 63 49
50 0:30:35 RONAN SPRATT, Buttevant AC M 87 50
51 0:30:46 MARIA PREENDEVILLE, West Limerick AC F 58 51
52 0:30:48 AIDAN TWOMEY, Shandrum AC M O/45 83 52
53 0:31:01 JOHN SHIER, Dooneen AC M O/55 72 53
54 0:31:04 DAN JOE GUINEY, Duhallow M O/60 64 54
55 0:31:32 JOHNNY FITZGERALD, Limerick M O/40 62 55
56 0:31:34 CLAIRE KNIGHT, Dooneen AC F O/60 73 56
57 0:31:36 DANIEL STYLES, Dromcolligher Limerick M O/40 115 57
58 0:31:55 RICHARD LENIHAN, West Limerick AC M O/60 66 58
59 0:32:04 ADRIAN LYNCH, Limerick M O/45 98 59
60 0:32:09 SEAMUS CAWLEY, West Limerick AC M O/60 37 60
61 0:32:12 JOHN POWER, Limerick M O/45 67 61
62 0:32:13 MARY MURPHY, Shandrum AC F O/60 97 62
63 0:32:18 DEIRDRE MC CARTHY, North Cork A. C. F O/50 102 63
64 0:32:27 MARGARET NOLAN, Limerick F O/55 7 64
65 0:32:28 MARK WALMSHY, Shandrum AC M O/50 42 65
66 0:32:30 JOE MC CORMACK, Kilmallock A.C. M O/55 110 66
67 0:32:36 THERESA HUGHES, West Limerick AC F 95 67
68 0:32:41 CARMEL MC DOMHNAILL, West Limerick AC F O/60 46 68
69 0:32:42 ORLA MC NULTY, Limerick F O/40 61 69
70 0:32:47 BARRY MC CARTHY, Freemount AC M O/55 92 70
71 0:32:57 GERARD HANNON, West Limerick AC M 41 71
72 0:33:00 ADAM WHITE, Dromcolligher Limerick M 108 72
73 0:33:17 JAMES BYRNE, Mallow M O/60 34 73
74 0:33:21 JACKIE FINUCANE, Limerick F 119 74
75 0:33:21 KITTY HARRINGTON BUCKLEY, St Finbarrs AC F O/55 65 75
76 0:33:31 GARETH COX, Dooneen AC M O/60 50 76
77 0:33:35 NIAMH BARRETT, Mallow F O/55 53 77
78 0:33:42 RONAN O SULLIVAN, Dromcolligher Limerick M 106 78
79 0:33:44 MAT COLLINS, Limerick M 120 79
80 0:33:47 GERARD O CALLAGHAN, Dromcolligher Limerick M 105 80
81 0:33:47 SHANE GARRY, Dromcolligher Limerick M 103 81
82 0:33:48 EVAN NOONAN, Dromcolligher Limerick Junior Men 29 82
83 0:33:51 JOAN MULLANE, Newcastlewest F O/50 44 83
84 0:33:53 JAMES FLYNN, Ballingarry M O/50 28 84
85 0:34:00 EILEEN REEVES, Dooneen AC F O/50 75 85
86 0:34:07 GER KIRWAN, West Limerick AC M O/55 3 86
87 0:34:14 DERMOT KEVER, North Cork A. C. M O/45 49 87
88 0:34:28 BRIDGET LISTON, Kerry F 96 88
89 0:34:40 AARON LEAHY, Dromcolligher Limerick M 104 89
90 0:34:43 GERARD O SULLIVAN, West Limerick AC M O/50 111 90
91 0:34:43 TRICIA O SULLIVAN, Newcastlewest F O/55 89 91
92 0:34:48 EAN AHERNE, Dromcolligher Limerick M 82 92
93 0:34:54 EMER CONROY, Freemount AC F O/40 94 93
94 0:35:08 PAT HYNES, Buttevant AC M O/55 86 94
95 0:35:59 SHEVAUN FAHY, Buttevant F O/45 54 95
96 0:35:59 JACK O CONNOR, Dromcolligher Limerick M 118 96
97 0:36:18 MAUREEN LENIHAN, Cork F O/50 8 97
98 0:36:20 JOHN GALLAGHER, Kildorrery M O/50 68 98
99 0:36:40 JOHN WALSH, Roadrunners Club M O/60 27 99
100 0:36:42 DEIRDRE ANGLIM, Limerick F O/40 99 100
101 0:37:07 FIONA ROBERTS, Freemount AC F O/55 93 101
102 0:37:10 CHRISTINE ORGAN, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare F O/60 84 102
103 0:37:17 MAIREAD SHEEDY, Mallow F O/40 35 103
104 0:37:20 CONOR BLASTLAND, Cork Junior Men 11 104
105 0:37:35 KIERAN O CONNOR, Dromcolligher Limerick M O/50 55 105
106 0:37:54 MALACHY MC CARTHY, West Limerick AC M O/60 2 106
107 0:37:59 CATHERINE LYNCH, North Cork A. C. F O/60 56 107
108 0:38:24 AISLING HURLEY, Dromcolligher Limerick F 116 108
109 0:38:44 NORMAN PADDLE, West Limerick AC M O/60 26 109
110 0:39:02 CONOR LOVETT, Dooneen AC M O/55 76 110
111 0:39:20 JAMES FLYNN, Dromcolligher Limerick M O/45 32 111
112 0:39:37 MAG BUCKLEY, Dromcolligher Limerick F O/40 59 112
113 0:41:56 AISLING DEADY, Kilmallock A.C. F O/40 114 113
114 0:42:13 MARIA CURTIN, Newcastlewest F O/50 60 114
115 0:42:30 TRACY ROCHE, Broadford F 39 115
116 0:42:56 AILEEN POWER, Mount Hillary F O/40 31 116
117 0:51:04 MICHAEL ENRIGHT, Dromcolligher Limerick M O/45 101 117
118 0:54:44 JANET O NEILL, Mount Hillary F O/40 33 118
119 0:54:44 FIONA HEALY, Dromcolligher Limerick F O/40 30 119

Category Prize Presentation List
F O/40  
1 0:26:37 KAREN RAINE, Dooneen AC F O/40 74 22
2 0:28:15 SINEAD BUCKLEY, North Cork A. C. F O/40 91 30
F O/45  
1 0:35:59 SHEVAUN FAHY, Buttevant F O/45 54 95
F O/50  
1 0:30:15 PATSY COLLINS, West Limerick AC F O/50 22 44
2 0:32:18 DEIRDRE MC CARTHY, North Cork A. C. F O/50 102 63
F O/55  
1 0:29:19 MARY MURPHY, Mallow F O/55 6 39
2 0:32:27 MARGARET NOLAN, Limerick F O/55 7 64
3 0:33:21 KITTY HARRINGTON BUCKLEY, St Finbarrs AC F O/55 65 75
F O/60  
1 0:31:34 CLAIRE KNIGHT, Dooneen AC F O/60 73 56

M O/40  
1 0:25:09 KAROL DOWNEY, West Limerick AC M O/40 80 16
2 0:26:33 ED HANNON, Kilmallock A.C. M O/40 100 21
M O/45  
1 0:21:49 TiM O CONNOR, Riocht AC M O/45 36 4
2 0:22:18 MIKE SHEEHY, West Limerick AC M O/45 51 6
M O/50  
1 0:29:10 MAURICE O MAHONEY, Smiles 4 Miles M O/50 69 38
2 0:29:37 PAUL SUGRUE, Templaglanta M O/50 117 40
3 0:32:28 MARK WALMSHY, Shandrum AC M O/50 42 65
M O/55  
1 0:25:54 KIERAN TWOMEY, Mallow M O/55 13 17
2 0:26:53 BARRY MURPHY, Mallow M O/55 52 25
M O/60  
1 0:23:59 WILLIE O DONOGHUE, Mooreabbey Milers AC M O/60 19 12
2 0:26:47 TONY MC MAHON, Kilmallock A.C. M O/60 112 24