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