Friday, May 26, 2023

Notice: Ardmore 5-mile - Fri 26th May 2023

For anyone looking for a race, West Waterford AC are holding their Ardmore 5-mile on Friday 26th May 2023 at 7:30pm. €15 entry on the night.


Race number 2 in our series this year takes us to the fast course in the beautiful village of Ardmore. Join us in Ardmore for a great evening's running and thanks to our  sponsor, The Round Tower Hotel we will have prizegiving and refreshments after the race. 

The entry fee on the night will be €15

Number collection is at Ardmore GAA club grounds (by kind permission).

Prizes are as follows:
First 3 Male and Female
1 Junior Male and Female
1st Over 40,50,60 Male
1st Over 35, 40, 50 Female
1st Male - Veronica Ryan Cup
1st Female - Noel Faherty Cup

100 EURO !!!!

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Results of the Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 13th May 2023

There was another big turnout for this year's Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k on Saturday 13th May 2023 with a total of 2,059 participants. There were 938 finishers in the half while there were 1121 finishers in the 10k event.

This event was usually held in late July / early August year and it was moved to mid-May for the first time in 2023. The overall numbers jumped from 1,806 in 2022 to 2,059 (+14%) in 2023 so the change of date seems to have been a good move.

Top 5 men & women in the Half-Marathon...
 1 Derek GRIFFIN MS 1157 1:12:54
2 Niamh CLIFFORD Donore Harriers FS 1301 1:17:45
3 David MURPHY St. Finbarrs A.C. MS 655 1:18:15
4 Paul KEVILLE MS 445 1:18:41
5 Kristaps LIEPINS Watergrasshill A.C. MS 1302 1:18:49
1 Niamh CLIFFORD Donore Harriers FS 1301 1:17:45
2 Yuliia TARASOVA Clonliffe Harriers A.C. FS 968 1:24:37
3 Eimear O'LEARY Galway City Harriers A.C. FS 1057 1:28:58
4 Anna ORDYNSKA FS 844 1:31:57
5 Sinead DOHERTY FS 1283 1:32:32

Full results HERE

Top 3 men & women in the 10k...
1 Vinny CONNOLLY Mullingar Harriers A.C. M MS 5156 32:23
2 Kacper PIECH M MS 6389 32:55
3 Darragh OLEARY Killarney Valley A.C. M MS 5963 33:46
9 Siobhan DALY An Ríocht A.C. F F40 5233 39:33
13 Maria MCCARTHY Farranfore Maine Valley AC F F40 6201 40:23
16  Marie HOWARD Leevale A.C. F FS 5456 40:57

Full results HERE

Photos to follow...

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Notice: West Waterford AC Summer Series - May to July 2023

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 online or €15 on the night. You can enter the series for €50.

Series entry link HERE

From West Waterford AC... "We are delighted to announce our Summer Schedule of races 2023 starting in Ballinroad with our very popular 5k race on May 12th and finishing in Ballinameela on the 21st July in another very popular 5k route,.

This is a 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. We are all looking forward to getting our summer programme underway and we hope to see all the old familiar faces and many new ones in the coming months.

You can now enter all 6 races 50 Euro which is brilliant value or you can enter the 6 races individually for 10 euro per race. Individual race entries will open two weeks before each race.

If you come along on the night of any race it will be 15 euro so get your online entry in is the answer here.

We are delighted to announce our Summer Schedule of races starting in Ballinroad with our very popular 5k race and finishing in Ballinameela on the 21st 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! "

Please note: Each race can be entered online separately prior to the event but entry on the night will €15 per race.

List of races are as follows:

Ballinroad 5K - 12th May 2023

Ardmore 5 Miles - 26th May 2023

Dromana 5 Miles - 9th Jun 2023

Ballymacarby 5 Miles - 30th June 2023

Deise College Dungarvan 10K - 7th July 2023

Balinameela 5K - 21st July 2023

Series entry for €50...

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Results & Photos of the BK5K in Dundrum, Tipperary - Wed 3rd May 2023

First 3-men in the BK5K race (L-R) Ben Coughlan 2nd, Kevin Moore 1st & Declan Guina 3rd

The annual BK5K road race organised by Dundrum AC in Co Tipperary was held on Wednesday 3rd May 2023 with 243 runners crossing the finish line, a welcome 17% increase on the numbers for 2022.

Top 3 men & women...
1 Kevin Moore Dundrum AC     15:25 SM 687
2 Ben Coughlan Clonliffe Harriers AC     15:36 SM 487
3 Declan Guina West Limerick AC     15:55 SM 678
13 Dymphna Ryan Dundrum AC     17:17 SF 654
40 Vicki Spiteri Midleton     18:55 SF 757
42 Linda Grogan Dundrum AC     18:56 SF 574

Full results HERE

1) John Kenrick has a gallery HERE
2) Susan Parker Laste has a gallery HERE
3) Niall Moran has a gallery HERE

Notice: Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 13th May 2023

The annual Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k is coming up this year on Saturday the 13th of May 2023. This is in marked difference to previous years when it was always on in July.

This event is popular with a lot of runners as it's a scenic route and many use it as a weekend away in Killarney.

Update - 4th May 2023: Last call for entries.

Entries and info on the event website...

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Results & Photos of the Great Limerick Run Marathon, Half-Marathon & 6-mile - Sun 30th Apr 2023

Shona Heaslip from Kerry was the first woman in the 6-mile

The big running event in Munster over the bank holiday weekend was of course the Great Limerick Run. This event really does get some impressive numbers... 807 in the full marathon, 2432 in the half-marathon and a whopping 4277 in the 6-mile race.

With such a large race, there were a lot of runners from Cork taking part with Catherine Murphy of Eagle AC finishing 2nd in the Half-Marathon.

Marathon - Top 5 men & women...
1303 Tudor Mircea M1 ( M35+ ) Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 2:25:16 --  
1606 Dermot Gorman M2 ( M35+ ) Carrick-on-Suir A.C. 2:31:35
1869 John Weldon M3 ( M35+ ) Newbridge A.C. 2:35:43
1450 Barry Whelan M4 ( MSEN ) 2:37:24
1129 Liam Fergus M5 ( M35+ ) North East Runners A.C. 2:39:29 5
1781 Yuliya Tarasova F1 ( F35+ ) Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 2:59:15 
1147 Joan Flynn F2 ( F35+ ) Mullingar Harriers A.C. 3:03:27 
1268 Olivia Martin F3 ( F45+ ) Bohermeen A.C. 3:04:56 
1153 Deirdre Gibbons F4 ( F35+ ) 3:05:00 
1481 Anne Marie Halpin F5 ( F45+ ) Clonmel A.C. 3:07:10


Half Marathon - Top 5 men & women
6568 William Maunsell M1 ( M35+ ) Clonmel A.C. 1:09:19 
5282 Peter Brandon Somba M2 ( MSEN ) Dunboyne A.C. 1:09:25 
6303 Matthew Mc Meekin M3 ( MSEN ) Sligo A.C. 1:11:05  
6011 Chris Jeuken M4 ( MSEN ) Derg A.C. 1:11:45 
6397 Michael Mc Mahon M5 ( M35+ ) North Cork A.C. 1:11:56 
6055 Sinead Lynch F1 ( F45+ ) 1:20:04 
6494 Catherine Murphy F2 ( F45+ ) Eagle A.C. 1:25:30 
5112 Jean Lucey F3 ( F35+ ) 1:26:08 
7043 Nollaigh O Neill F4 ( F45+ ) 1:27:13 
6337 Grzegorz Kozimala F5 ( F35+ ) Mallow A.C. 1:28:44 

Half-Marathon results...

6 Miles - Top 3 men & women...
10565 Jose Ignacio Giménez Pérez M1 ( MSEN ) 29:14 
14461 Jake O Regan M2 ( MSEN ) St. John's A.C. 30:15 
12865 Declan Moore M3 ( MSEN ) Bilboa A.C. 30:29 
12766 Shona Heaslip F1 ( FSEN ) An Ríocht A.C. 31:43 
11582 Cliona Murphy F2 ( FSEN ) Dublin City Harriers A.C. 35:11 
14463 Eimear O'Brien F3 ( F35+ ) Sligo A.C. 36:54 


1) Pat O'Leary has posted a number of photos on the Limerick City Citizens Facebook Groups

2) The ILOVELIMERICK website has loads of photos HERE

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Notice: Tipperary Water 10k in Clonmel - Sat 13th May 2023

The annual Tipperary Water 10k road race in Clonmel, Tipperary is coming up this year on Saturday 13th May 2023 at 6pm.

Entries HERE

As the map shows above, the race starts and finishes on the Blueway path next to the River Suir.

The race headquarters in Clonmel is at the Greyhound Track, Davis Road (eircode E91 EC43).

Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male & female and there are also category prizes.

From Clonmel AC...Annual Tipperary water 10k run, will be held on Saturday the 13th May at the new time of 6pm. Closing date for entries will be  Thursday midnight the 11th May. Race bibs can be collected on the evening of the race from 4 to 5-30pm, no entries on the day. 

Tea/Coffee and refreshments afterwards. Prizes for 1st/2nd/3rd male and Female and category prizes. 

A fantastic opportunity to get a race in on a beautiful circuit, finishing on our Suir Blueway Tipperary.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Notice: BK5K road race in Dundrum, Tipperary - Wed 3rd May 2023

Dundrum Athletic Club in Co Tipperary are holding their annual BK5K road race on Wednesday the 3rd of May 2023 at 8pm.

This is one of the fastest 5k courses in Munster as it's pretty much dead flat with long straight sections.

The entry fee is €15. To register, click on this link:

The 5k race will be held in the small village of Dundrum which is located about 9 miles / 14kms to the NW of Cashel.

Course Preview.......You can find a full preview of the course with maps and photos HERE

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Notice: IMRA Clonmel Trail Half-Marathon - Sat 25th March 2023

IMRA are holding their Clonmel Trail Half-Marathon on Saturday the 25th of March 2023. Note that this one is reasonably challenging with a total ascent of 826-metres. 

The maximum elevation is only about 400m which isn't that high compared to local mountains so it's not a case of running to a top of a mountain and back down again. It's the undulating course that is responsible ascent of 826m.

Enter here...

DESCRIPTION: Clonmel Trail Half-Marathon
COUNTY: Tipperary
DATE: Saturday 25 March, 2023
TIME: 11:00
CLIMB (M): 826
DISTANCE (KM): 21.10
RACE MARKING: Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
ENTRY CLOSES: 2023-03-18 18:00:00

Friday, March 3, 2023

Notice: IMRA Trail Race in Bansha Woods in Tipperary - Sun 5th March 2023

This IMRA 9.5km trail race will be held in Bansha Woods in Tipperary on Sunday 5th March 2023.


COUNTY: Tipperary
DATE: Sunday 5 March, 2023
CLIMB (M): 200
RACE MARKING: Route fully marked - Route fully marked
ENTRY CLOSES: 2023-03-04 18:00:00
ENTRY COST: €7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Lovely winding Forest trails and rolling hills all the way


Bansha Wood Carpark

Please park as advised on arrival. Parking is limited. As per IMRA rules rain jacket must be carried by all runners. 4k Short course, Also accompanied kids run 1k

Under IMRA rules for competitor's safety, IT IS MANDATORY TO WEAR OR CARRY A JACKET that is shower and wind proof for the entire race. 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!

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Results & photos of the Adare 10k - Sun 26th Feb 2023

The annual Adare 10k road race was held on Sunday the 26th of February 2023 and attracted a field of 773 runners. This race sold out months ago and is one of the most popular events in Limerick.

Top 3 men & women...
1 William MAUNSELL 30:32 10 MS Clonmel A.C.
2 Niall SHANAHAN 30:44 4 M40 An Bru A.C.
3 John KINSELLA 31:50 9 M40 Bilboa A.C.
1 Ide NIC DHOMHNAILL 33:59 7 FS West Limerick A.C.
2 Mary MULHERNE 34:44 704 FS Portlaoise A.C.
3 Kate MCDONALD 36:43 2 FS Ballyroan Abbeyleix & District A.C

Full results HERE

1) Eamon Doody took about 800 photos.
Album 1 ... Album 2 ... Album 3 ... Album 4

Report from West Limerick AC

Curtins Londis Adare 10k 2023

On Sunday we had the 29th year of our club Adare 10k. West Limerick Athletics Club would like to thank our main sponsor David Curtin and all of our other sponsors, volunteers, Gardai, Red Cross, the village of Adare and our race entrants for making Adare 10k 2023 such a special and memorable race event.

The race was sold out in one week in October which just shows how highly anticipated our race has become. Sunday was a perfect day for racing and runners from all over the country converged on Adare for what has become one of the premier club races in Munster.

At 1pm we were under starters orders. The elite runners set off at a blistering pace, the smiles at the finish line were gone and it was time to go to work. The support of the local , stewards and race supporters helped everyone around the challenging route.

It would become a day where both winners had family connections to past winners. William Maunsell was the overall winner in 30:31. His brother Kevin won in 2020 setting a course record at the time of 30:18. They are the second set of brothers to become winners , following in the footsteps of the famous Power brothers from Co.Clare. Dermot won in 1997 and Seamus in 2003. 

Ide Nic Dhomhnaill was the winner in the ladies race. Ide set a course record of 33:59 while winning and took home our Corn na mBan for first West Limerick woman to cross the finish line. Ide’s sister Sorcha has won Adare 10k twice previously in 2017 and 2020.

The top three men were William Maunsell Clonmel A.C. 30:31, Niall Shanahan An Bru A.C. 30:42 and John Kinsella Bilboa A.C. 31:50

The top three women were Ide Nic Dhomhnaill West Limerick A.C. 33:59, Mary Mulhare Portaoise A.C. 34:44 and Kate McDonald Ballyroan Abbeyleix & District A.C. 36:42.

The winners of the team prizes were West Limerick A.C. men and Dooneen A.C. ladies.

Thank you also to our volunteer race pacers on the day. We had Dermot Kearns & Sean Cunningham for 40 minutes, Mark Lenihan, Martin Lyons & Kieran Carr for 45 minutes, Sheila Clavin & George O Sullivan for 50 minutes, Eddie O Sullivan & Sean McAuliffe for 55 minutes, Ger Meehan & Mark Ryan for 60 minutes.

A final thank you to everyone who ran yesterday, those who come back year after year and make our club fundraising race so special.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Notice: IMRA Trail race in Torc Woods nr Killarney - Sun 26th Feb 2023

IMRA are organising an 8km trail race in Torc Woods near Killarney on Sunday the 26th of February at 11am. This event has a total ascent of 300m and would be suitable for anyone that can comfortably run 10 miles / 16kms on the road.

DATE: Sunday 26 February, 2023 
TIME: 11:00
CLIMB (M): 300
RACE MARKING: Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
ENTRY CLOSES:2023-02-25 18:00:00
ENTRY COST: €7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Runners will start just after the barrier and ease into a steady climb for 800m on forest double track before starting a 2.5k descent on a steep grassy hill and turning onto the Queens Drive past Killegy Lodge. From here, slot left into the wood on "Lemmings" single track . Hairpin left ,then more steep downhill double track running before turning hairpin right for more level ground. Turn left past a natural reservoir into single track woods and meandering through the "Pine Needles" trail, then left again for a short distance before slotting right towards "Queens Drive" From here , the fun starts with a nice steady uphill before turning left into the woods to ascend "Murphs Trail". Nice 200m lung buster in the middle of this and then a lovely mossy downhill through a stream and right onto "Mossy Farm" double track which continues right and carries you back towards Killegy Lodge again. Continue back the way you came, up the hill but this time turn right and next left to climb "Bombholes". Another wee lung buster. It's all downhill upon turning right and right again on double track before square left and the final 800m to the finish just next to the carpark. Double track can be muddy if wet but is quite level. Single tracks tend not to be as muddy except for Bomeholes but roots will be treacherous on all. And we are planning on having junior/kids race too

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Results & Photos of the Dungarvan 10-mile road race - Sun 5th Feb 2023

First place finish for William Maunsell

Over 2,700 runners took part in this years John Treacy Dungarvan 10-mile race race and in terms of the weather, it was one of the best ever. There are loads of of photos to follow...

The first woman home in this years John Treacy Dungarvan 10-mile road race was Irish international cross country runner Mary Mulhare of Portlaoise AC

Top 10 men & women...

1 William MAUNSELL 00:49:52 3496 M MS Clonmel A.C.
2 David MCCARTHY 00:51:04 3467 M MS West Waterford AC
3 Conor MCCAULEY 00:51:26 1855 M MS
4 Neil WIKTORSKI 00:51:39 684 M MS Solid Running
5 Jamie GAHAN 00:52:06 1836 M M40 Kilkenny City Harriers
6 Mossy BRACKEN 00:52:28 27 M MS Moycarkey Coolcroo AC
7 Pat FITZGERALD 00:52:31 437 M MS Waterford AC
8 Noel MURPHY 00:52:40 1699 M MS Waterford AC
9 Donal COAKLEY 00:52:40 410 M MS Leevale AC
10 John MEADE 00:53:25 3472 M M40 St Finbarrs AC
1 Mary MULHARE 00:55:48 3389 F FS Portlaoise AC
2 Sally FORRISTAL 00:59:34 2226 F FS St Joesphs AC
3 Aoife O'LEARY 01:00:19 3392 F F40 Sportsworld RC
4 Lauren DERMODY 01:00:56 2002 F FS Castlecomer AC
5 Angela MCCANN 01:01:49 2582 F F50 Clonmel AC
6 Adele WALSH 01:02:11 2372 F F45 St Senans AC
7 Catherine MURPHY 01:02:21 2040 F F45 Eagle AC
8 Linda O'SULLIVAN 01:02:24 2303 F F50 Watergrasshill AC
9 Shona KEANE 01:02:39 3268 F F40
10 Jean LUCEY 01:03:02 2989 F F35

Full results HERE


1) There are loads of photos going up on the Running in Cork Facebook page
a) Some pre-race photos HERE
b) Just after the start HERE
c) Finishers under 59:18 HERE

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Notice: IMRA Glengarra Woods Trail Race nr Mitchelstown - Sun 29th Jan 2023

After a very successful trail race at Corrin Hill Woods on the 15th, the IMRA are holding their next trail race on Sunday the 29th of January 2023 at Glengarra Woods near Mitchelstown. This is a good introduction to trail running for anyone starting off.

The distance is 7.3kms with a 187m climb. If you can run a 10k comfortably on the road then you should be ok for this. 

Details and registration at

Note that IMRA membership is required which costs €10 for the year. The trail race costs €7.

From IMRA... " Our next trail race will be at Glengarra Woods, in the foothills of the Galtee Mountains, on Sunday 29th January. We have long (7.3km) and short (3km) courses available. If you're new to trail running, this would be a great course to try out.

Details and registration at
DESCRIPTION: Glengarra Woods
COUNTY: Tipperary
DATE: Sunday 29 January, 2023
CLIMB (M):187
ENTRY CLOSES: 2023-01-28 18:00:00
ENTRY COST:€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s. Online entry only for this race.

Glengarra Woods is just off the M8 motorway between Mitchelstown and Cahir. If you're coming from near Cork City then take exit 12 and follow the old N8 road.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Results of the Tom Walsh 10k in Caherconlish, Limerick - Sun 15th Jan 2023

The annual Tom Walsh 10k road race was held in Caherconlish, Limerick on Sunday 15th January 2023 and attracted a large field of 267 runners. This is down slightly on the 289 of last year.

As road races go in Co Limerick, this is one of the larger ones.

Top 3 men & women...
 1 Conor MCCAULEY 31:37 459 MS Leevale AC
2 Rory CHASSER 32:37 1487 MS
3 Declan GUINA 33:23 173 MS West Limerick AC
1 Dymphna RYAN 36:45 1467 F40 Dundrum AC
2 Carol FINN 37:59 1486 FS Leevale AC
3 Angela MCCANN 38:17 456 F50 Clonmel AC

Full results HERE

1) Ian Horgan has a number of galleries... 
a) Pre-race 
b) Finish 1 of 4
c) Finish 2 of 4
d) Finish 3 of 4
e) Finish 4 of 4

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Notice: Tom Walsh 10k race in Caherconlish, Limerick - Sun 15th Jan 2023

The annual Tom Walsh 10k race is coming up in Caherconlish to the south-east of Limerick City on Sunday the 15th of January 2023 at 12 noon.

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

Enter HERE

From the organisers...All Proceeds from this years race will go to the following local clubs and charities:
Underage soccer club
Local St Vincent de Paul
Senior citizens 
Tidy Towns

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...

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Notice: Colligan Woods 5mile in W Waterford - Sun 15th Jan 2023

West Waterford AC are organising a 5-mile race in Colligan Woods to the NW of Dungarvan on Sunday 15th January 2023. It starts at 12 noon and the entry fee is €10.

Entry link...


This coming Sunday the 15th January 2023, we will host the 34th Annual Kiely Monumental Colligan Cup. The Juvenile race starts at 11 am. The senior race has a 12 noon start and is over the usual 5 miles Colligan wood circuit and Juveniles will have a single 1-mile circuit to run. 

The Colligan cup is a unique event in that it is run on a handicap basis where you simply predict your finishing time over a 5 mile run, with the winner being the person who is nearest to that predicted time.

This makes the race open to all no matter what your standard is, everyone has the same chance of taking the title. Now in its 34th year we would like to thank sincerely our sponsor for all of those 34 years David and Margaret Kiely of Kiely Monumental for their on-going support for the local running club West Waterford AC. So for a great fun event on the yearly running calendar Colligan is where you need to be come next Sunday 15th January.


The race timing system itself will remain the same as the one Victor Mullins devised 34 years ago. The following is how the handicap timing system works, the run begins when the clock starts with the time of the slowest predicted runner’s time, say 60 minutes. As the clock counts backwards down to zero every runner begins when his or her predicted time shows up on the clock. 

The runner with the fastest predicted time will be the last runner to start the race. The winner of the Colligan Cup is the runner who is the first person to cross the finish line after the clock reaches zero-it is that simple. All you have to do is get your prediction right. 

Remember, no watches allowed or music head phones. So if you would like to become part of local athletics history and have your name inscribed on the now famous Colligan plaque which was erected in the wood some years ago by the race sponsor David Kiely of Kiely Monumental come along next Sunday. We must also mention and thank Coillte for their permission and help in letting us hold the race. We urge all going to Colligan on Sunday to please allow plenty of time as parking will be restricted on the road to one side. Please do not park where your car might obstruct the flow of traffic or interfere with the runners. This is a great family event with something for everyone. The Colligan Cup itself will be awarded to the winner of the senior race, while the Shield will be awarded to the first lady finisher. The Victor Mullins cup will be awarded to the 1st runner on the right side of the clock who is running the event for the very first time. The Juvenile Shield will be presented to the Juvenile winner. The junior race is organized by the club’s juvenile section over one lap of the Colligan circuit and it gets under way at 11AM sharp and this too is a guess your time handicap event. The senior race will start at 12 noon. All are welcome to participate.

entry online at link below.