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Updated April 11th 2014

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·        T&F Dates

·        John Buckley Sports Graded T&F League (May 12 & 28, June 12 & 27, July 10 & 18)

·         4th May & 11th May Juvenile championships & 17/18/19 relays

·       18th May Juvenile Multi Event Championships and Master's T&F

·       25th May "B" Championships and relays

·       25th June Juniors

·       3rd July Senior's

 

·        BOOK LAUNCH - IRISH ATHLETES AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES, STOCKHOLM 1912 by Colm Murphy [ex Cork athletics 70s/80s], Saturday, May 3rd at Bandon Bookshop [Gerry Fitzgerald – BandonBooks] at 2pm [after the road race!].

 

·        South Munster Schools Cross Country Results

·        Aviva Munster Schools Cross Country Results

·       Winter Coaching Series-

·       blog – www.wintercoachingseries.com

 

·       2014 Spring Coaching Calendar -updated

·        County Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships

·        County Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships

·        County Juvenile B Cross Country Championships

·        Novice Cross Country Results

·        Intermediate Cross Country Results

·        Novice B & Masters Cross Country Results

·        Jnr & Snr Cross Country Results

·        Location of nearest Defibrillator in CIT Trackplease share this information

 

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Fixtures requiring an AAI permit - Permits need to be applied for 4 months in advance of the event and require approval by the County Board.  Email corkathletics@gmail.com.  Permit documents available on www.athleticsireland.ie.

 

Please ensure events you participate in have an AAI Permit.

 

See Fixtures page (updated 8th October 2013)

 

More fixtures see www.atheticsireland.ie or www.munsterathletics.com 

 

 

 

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April 11 – Cork Athletes Impress in Athlone  

All Ireland Juvenile Indoor Championships in Athlone

Cork Juvenile Athletes performed very well at the National Indoor Championships winning a total of 36 National medals with notable double titles for Louise Shanahan Leevale AC winning the girls u18 400m & 800m. Grace Mc Kenzie Belgooly AC winning the girls u19 high jump & long jump. Sam Healy Leevale AC was successful in winning the boys u19 hurdles and long jump

Girl’s u12—Hollie Mc Carthy Liscarroll AC took bronze in the 60m. In the shot Megan Lenihan North Cork AC won the title

Girls u13—Ciara Sheehan Liscarroll AC emerged as champion in the shot

Girls u14—Kaithlyn Coffey Leevale AC was the bronze medal winner in the 800m

Girls u15—Vickie Cusack Liscarroll AC was third in the shot

Girls u17-- Erin Kingston Bandon AC took silver in the shot

Girls u18--Maeve Ahern Carrig na Bhfearr AC was third in the 1500m. Louise Shanahan Leevale AC had a tremendous double in the 400m & 800m.

Girls u19—Along with winning the high jump and high jump Grace Mc Kenzie Belgooly AC narrowly missed out on the hat-trick of titles with a close second in the 60m hurdles. In the girls u19 walk Jodie Cusack Liscarroll AC took the bronze and in the 400m Jayne Pennefeather Leevale AC was third.Aideen Hallahan Midleton AC was a good winner of the u19 shot and Fiona Duggan Bandon AC was third.

Boys u13—There was a 1-2 for Cork Juveniles in the hurdles with Daniel Hurley Old Abbey AC the champion from Wymin Sivakumar Leevale AC second. In the 600m Eoin Redmond Riverstick-Kinsale AC took the silver. In the high Jump Robert Dillon Midleton AC was the winner with Diarmuid O Connor Old Abbey AC in third. Daniel Hurley also picked up bronze in the 60m with Robert Dillon third in the long jump.

Boys u14—Conor Morey Leevale AC was the winner of the 60m title

Boys u15—There was a bronze medal for Robert Cregan Leevale AC in the 60m

Boys u17—Jack Murphy Leevale AC won gold in the hurdles. Tom Deasy Belgooly AC took silver in in the long jump and bronze in the high jump.

Boys u18—A bronze medal for Scott Gibson Bandon AC in the 400m. There was silver for Luke Horgan Leevale AC and bronze for Garry O Sullivan West Muskerry AC in the 1500m.

Boys u19—Gold for Sam Healy Leevale AC in the long jump and hurdles and capped off a good weekend with silver in the high jump. David Cussen Old Abbey AC won the high jump and silver in the long jump. Bronze for Fintan O Shaughnessy Bandon AC in the long jump. There was a silver medal for Cian Greene Youghal AC in the 60m.

Well done to all who competed and results can be found on www.athleticsireland.ie

 

All Ireland Juvenile relays on 29th March in Athlone

There was good competition and further success for our Cork Juveniles at the All Ireland Indoor relay Championships in Athlone recently. It proved to be a good weekend for Leevale AC taking two titles, two silver and three bronze. The leevale boy’s u17 4x200m team set a new championship record on their way to gold. Well done to all who competed and full results can be seen on www.athleticsireland.ie

 

April 10 – Shot Workshop

Youghal AC are hosting an East Cork Club Shot Putt Workshop on 23rd April 2014 from 7-9pm at our Training Grounds Tower Park, Youghal.

Finbarr Mc Carthy (Fanahan McSweeney AC) will lead the coaching session which will accommodate all abilities.  Cost is E5 per child to help defray costs.

Looking forward to seeing you on the night.

Any queries please contact me on 087-9030751.

 

Sharon O’Mahoney (Sec)

 

April 10 – South Munster Schools T&F 2014

The 2014 South Munster Schools track and field championships take place at Cork IT track on Friday 9th May and Monday 12th May. Please find attached information regarding the event, entry forms (in one Excel file for all age groups in separate worksheets) and a timetable for both days (in one Excel file for both days in separate worksheets).

You might take particular note of the following:

1.  Entries may be posted as usual with entry fees or emailed using the forms provided and payment can be make at registration on the 9th May (Day 1)
2.  Please adhere to the closing date of Tuesday May 6th for entries.
3.  Entry fees are a once off payment. There are no more entry fees for Munster or Irish qualifers.
4.  Only schools affiliated for the current school year may enter competitors. Entries are only accepted from the relevant school authorized person.
5.  The change in weights for Junior/Intermediate girls shot, javelin and hammer.
6.  The inclusion of a 1500m steeplechase for Senior Girls.
7.  The earlier than usual start times of 11am on the 9th May and 10:30 on the 12th May

Finally it is hoped to produce a helpers list shortly after the Easter holidays where schools can be more proactive in the organization of the event by appointing 2 or more competent Transition Year students to assist in judging, recording, measuring, administration or even adjusting hurdles. In particular schools who are regular attenders at this event normally with a good number of competitors would be expected to help out in this way.

Once entries start to come in I'll be in contact with schools looking for a list of helpers' names and then assign these to specific duties by agreement.

Regards,

Liam O'Brien
(Secretary South Munster Schools Athletic Association)

Information

Entry Form

Programme

 

April 7 – Coolagown 5K

The Coolagown 5K Road Race will take place on June 12th.  The reace begins @ 8pm and will be preceded by a walk @ 6.30pm.  The event is being hosted hy St Nicholas Athletics Club in Coolagown.

 

April 7 – Notes of Upcoming County Juvenile T&F Championships

Cover Letter

Programme for May 4 & 11th

Entry forms to follow

 

April 1 - IRISH ATHLETES AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES, STOCKHOLM 1912 by Colm Murphy [ex Cork athletics 70s/80s]

 

Saturday, May 3rd at Bandon Bookshop [Gerry Fitzgerald – Bandon Books] at 2pm [after the road race!].

 

430 pages, softback, heavily illustrated. Much new information and data with previously unpublished pictures. Focus and emphasis is on Irish based athletes although American based - including the Whales – included. Cork athletes such as Bill Bennett, Bob Hales, Michael Dineen etc included.

Cost of book is 15 euro.

 

The book is available via post at 18e [cheques payable to ‘C Murphy’ at 92 Rochester Avenue, Rochester, KENT ME1 2DR, England].

 

March 28 – Dates for the John Buckley Sports Graded T&F League Confirmed.

The very successful John Buckley Sports Graded T&F League gets underway in May this year.  6 dates have been confirmed and asll events will be held in the CIT starting @ 7.30pm.  For some specialist events, pre entry is required!  See programme for details

12th May 2014

28th May 2014

12th June 2014

27th June 2014

10th July 2014

28th July 2014

 

March 17 – Good Performances by Young Cork athletes Indoors and Outdoors!

Munster Juvenile (age 14-19) Indoors in Nenagh

It was another successful weekend for Cork Juvenile Athletes at the recent Munster Indoor Championships when they set seven new Championship records. The following were the record breakers:

Girl’s u17 shot—1st Erin Kingston Bandon AC

Boy’s u14 60m----1st Conor Morey Leevale AC

Boy’s u15 60m----1st Robert Cregan Leevale AC

Boys u15 High Jump—1st Ben Donovan Abbey Striders AC

Boys u19 Hurdles-------1st Sam Healy Leevale AC

Boys u19 High Jump----1st David Cussen Old Abbey AC

Boys u19 Long Jump----1st Sam Healy Leevale AC

Well done to all who competed. A total of 87 Provincial medals won over the weekend by Cork Juvenile Athletes and we wish them well in the forthcoming National Championships in Athlone later this month. Full results can be viewed on www.munsterathletics.com

All Ireland Juvenile Development Cross Country Championships in Dunboyne, Co. Meath

There was gold for Callum McCourt Bandon AC in the boy’s u11 with bronze for Ben Atkinson Carrig na Bhfear AC and both were members of the Cork team which won silver. A great win for Seamus Ahern Carrig na Bhfear AC in the boys u13 and Seamus led Cork to team gold. In the girls u11 Shannon Cotter West Muskerry AC finished third and helped Cork to team silver.

Well done to all who competed and represented their Club and County in Dunboyne. Full results can be seen on www.athleticsireland.ie

 

March 16 – Regional Park 5 K Race, Sunday April 13th @ 11.15am

Ballincollig Athletic Club hold a 5K race in Ballincollig Regional Park on Sunday April 13th starting @ 11.15am.  Chip timing will be used and online registration is available at http://precisiontiming.primo-solutions.co.uk/ps/event/RegionalPark5kRun.  There is a race limit of 300 competitors so register early.  Race HQ is in the ‘Our Lady of Good Counsel’ School in Innishmore, Ballincollig (near the new church).  For further details see www.ballincolligathleticclub.com or phone: 087 1436 121, email: ballincolligathleticclub@gmail.com. 

Flyer front / back

 

March 11 – Munster Masters Road Championships, Sunday 16th March 2014 in Kilnaboy, Co. Clare 1pm

Athlete nominations along with athletes D.O.B. AI reg. no. for the above Championship to a.whitaker@ucc.ie or (087)2248739 as soon as possible please.

 

March 5 – Doneraile Park 5KM Series

The Doneraile Park Spring 5km Series will begin again this Saturday morning 8th March in the re-opened grounds of the storm hit park. Start time is at 11am so participants are encouraged to get there early. Entries for the event cost just 5 euro and will take place at the Community centre at the top of the town in Doneraile from 10am to 10:50am. Parking will be available inside the gate of the Park near the start.

These events are mainly aimed at encouraging beginner runners, especially those involved in Couch to 5km, Fit4Youth and Fit4life programmes to take up the sport and allowing young distance runners the chance to participate over longer distances than normal for fitness. The OPW staff have worked hard to restore the grounds in time for our event so sincere thanks goes to them for ensuring our event can go ahead as planned. The same traditional course as usual will be used with the start line at the old gate across the road from the Secondary school. The finish will be in front of the main house in the Park to allow runners the chance to get refreshment at the Tea Rooms afterwards.

The series of events are run as a joint effort by North Cork AC and Mallow AC. Updates are available via the Doneraile Park 5km Series facebook event page. The remaining events in the series are set to take place on April 5th, May 2nd and the grande finale event, the Dan Byrne Memorial 5km on May 30th. These last two dates are pending permit approval so watch out for updates online on facebook or www.northcorkac.com . Quality Series T-Shirt for all those who complete all four races or there is an option for those who participate in 3 and volunteer in 1 to also earn a t-shirt. There will be no prizes in the first 3 events in order to put the emphasis on participation and to make the series affordable to organise for the clubs involved.

 

March 5 – Easter Monday 10 and 4 mile roadrace in Clonakilty

Clonakilty Roadrunners Athletic Club are organising an Easter Monday 4 and 10 mile roadrace.  The race starts and finishes in the Model Railway Village in Clonakilty and registration is open online at

http://precisiontiming.primo-solutions.co.uk/ps/event/ClonakiltyAC4Mileand10MileRun2014

 

March 3 - County Novice & Masters Road Championships Results

Well done to all who took part yesterday and thanks to the team in Midleton for hosting the event which had been missing from the athletics calendar for the last few years.

 

March 3 – Transfer Notice

The final date for receipt of transfers is Monday 24th, completed forms to County Registrar Mr John Copithorne, Belgooly, Co. Cork

 

March 3 – Cork Juveniles set seven new Championship Records at Munster Indoor Championships

 

At the Munster Indoor Championships in Nenagh age 9-13 on the 8th /9th February a large number of Cork Juvenile Athletes competed and it augurs well for the track & field season ahead when they set no less than seven new Championship records. The following were the record breakers:

Boy’s u10 60m 1st Kyle Ettoh Grange –Fermoy AC

Boy’s u11 600m 1st Diarmuid Healy Midleton AC

Boys u13 Hurdles 1st Wymin Sivakamur Leevale AC

Girls u10 long jump 1st Kate O Regan Riverstick-Kinsale AC

Girl’s u11 600m 1st Maeve O Neill Doheny AC

Girl’s u12 shot 1st Megan Linehan North Cork AC

Girl’s u13 shot 1st Ciara Sheehy Liscarroll AC

 

It proved to be a great weekend for our Cork Juveniles winning no less than 48 Provincial medals.  Well done to all who competed. A full list of results can be found on www.munsterathletics.com.

 

February 22 – ***All Ireland Intermediate and Masters XC Championships Dunboyne Co. Meath 23rd Feb 2014***.

Best of Luck to the Cork Teams in action tomorrow.

Mens Intermediate

Diarmud Collins

Tim O'Donoghue

Kevin O'Brien

Kenneth Kelleher

Frank Hayes

Conor Tierney

John Hennessy

Gavin Sweeney

Elton Heffernan

Peter Fennell

Eoin O'Sullivan

Steven Macklin

Ian Tivy

Jeff Casey

Eoin O'Keeffe

 

Womens Intermediate

Fiona Santry

Sinead Paly

Katherine Cashell

Ann Marie Holland

Margo Dinan

Ailise Mc Nulty

Rebecca Mc Evoy

 

Mens Masters Ov35

Martin Mc Carthy

Shane Simcox

Trevor Woods

Con Marshall

Rory O'Sullivan

Paul Gallagher

Allen Whitaker

Alex O'Shea

John Griffin

 

Mens Masters O50

Denis Mc Carthy

Noel Curtin

Ed O'Regan

Dermot Ledingham

Stephan O'Mahony

Dan Kennedy

Eamon Mc Evoy

Cathal O'Connell

 

Womens Masters Ov35

Anna O'Neill

Mary Sweeney

Anne Marie Healy

Denise Twohig

Gillian Cotter

Anne Wolfe

Kitty Harrington Buckley

Anne Marie Holland

 

Womens Masters Ov45

Joan Hough

Carmel Parnell

Carmel Crowley

Angela McEvoy

Mary Murphy

Marion Lyons

 

 

February 20 – T&F Season on the way – Leevale Sports April 5/6

Only a few weeks left before the Track and Field Season gets underway!

Leevale AC hold their annual open Sports on the weekend of April 5th and 6th in the CIT Track in Cork.  The junior and senior events will be held on Saturday while the juvenile events will be held on the Sunday!  For further details, including online entry details, see www.leevale.org. 

 

February 13 –Aviva Munster Schools Cross Country

Well done to all who took part and helped out.  A sincere thanks to the CIT who allowed their facilities be used to host this event.  Best of Luck to all going to the Aviva All Ireland Schools Cross Country on Saturday March 8th which will be held in the CIT.

Results

 

February 12 – County Novice and Masters Road Championships

This event will take place on Sunday March 2nd and is being hosted by Midleton AC.

Entries to the competition Secretary Mary Meagher corkaaicompsec@gmail.com by Wednesday February 25th (Post – 3 Whitethorn Drive, Station Road, Blarney, Co. Cork)

Email Entry Form

Postal Entry Form

 

February 5 – All Ireland Intermediate and Masters XC Championships Dunboyne Co. Meath 23rd Feb 2014

Athlete nominations for the above Championship to a.whitaker@ucc.ie or (087)2248739 as soon as possible please. For Masters Athletes please specify if the athletes are to be considered for the O35 and O50 County Teams Men and Women

 

February 5 – Development News

- The Athletics Leader Course being held at Cork IT on Feb 22nd is now FULL & CLOSED

 

- There are places available on both the Assistant Coach Course in Templemore Co Tipperary March 15th and the Athletics Leader Course Castleisland Co Kerry April 12th

 

- The 1st weekend of the Level 1 Course in April due to be held at UL has now been changed to Templemore Co Tipperary with the 2nd weekend as planned in UL. There are still places available but filling up fast, it will close soon.

 

- Details of the Sports Psychology Workshop taking place in Thurles Co Tipperary on Thur 6th Feb herehttp://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?p=36484.

 

- There will be a Hurdles workshop taking place in Moyne Co Tipperary on Thur 13th Feb (Further details to follow)

 

 

January 26 – South Munster Schools Cross Country

Congratulations to all prizewinners and qualifiers for the Munster Schools Championship on Thursday February back at Cork IT. It was great to see such large numbers taking part and it would surely be beneficial to all if teachers could encourage participants not particularly very involved in other sports to join their local athletic club.

The results are not 100% accurate due mainly to incorrect numbers being assigned to the wrong athlete and of course late entries on the day do not help the administrative process either.

A very big thank you to the large number of volunteer officials who turn up to assisted in parking duties, course construction (and destruction afterwards!),  administration tent entries and results, start officials, finish marshals and recorders and course stewards.

Finally on everybody's behalf the Munster Agricultural Society deserve our debt of gratitude allowing the use of their lands.

Results

 

January 25 – County AGM

Following the county AGM today there are a number of positions on the board, nominations for these positions are invited, to be sent to the secretary prior to the next county board meeting.  See County Board Officers for available positions

 

January 21 – Celtic Cross Country Report & AAI Combined Events

Celtic Cross Country International

A great day for Cork Juvenile Athletes at the Celtic Cross Country International in Antrim on Saturday 4th January 2014 where Fearghal Curtin of Youghal AC representing Ireland gained some measure of compensation for his unlucky run in Santry  with a well-deserved win in the boys u17 race and in doing so led the Irish lads to team gold. Fellow Cork Athlete Cathal Mc Carthy Doheny AC ran a great race to finish eight in the u17 race and was a member of the Irish winning team. Ruairi Casey Togher AC was a member of the boy’s u17 Irish Development squad and ran a race full of promise to finish tenth and was first of his team home.

Fiona Everard Bandon AC was a member of the girl’s u17 development squad which finished third team.

It’s a tremendous honour to represent your Country and well done to all who competed.

 

National Combined Events medals for Cork Juvenile Athletes

The Woodies DIY AAI juvenile combined events were held on Saturday 11th January 2014 in the AIT Arena Athlone.  Vickie Cusack Liscarroll AC is National Champion in the girl’s u15 category and achieved a personal milestone when exceeding 3000 points for the first time. Aishling Cassidy Bandon AC competed very well to claim the bronze medal in the girl’s u14.

Well done to all athletes who competed on the day.

 

 

January 19 – Schools Cross Country Venue Change

The venue for next Friday’s South Munster schools’ cross country championships has had to be changed to the Munster Agricultural Society (MAS) grounds at Curraheen.

The most suitable way to access this venue particularly for buses is to use the N42 (main road from Cork to Killarney ­ the old N25) and leave at Exit 2 signed for Curraheen. Take the road for Curraheen at the next roundabout and after about 1km the course is on the right-hand side of the road.

All vehicles must park in the MAS fields. There is adequate hard standing for cars and busses. A one-way system will apply. Follow stewards directions.

Only limited toilet facilities ­ no spiked shoes in the toilets allowed. There will be no changing or showering facilities available on site. It should be possible to use the facilities at Cork IT if desired.  Participants are advised to come dressed for competition with tracksuit etc. and have a dry set of gear for afterwards. Buses and cars will be parked very adjacent to the course.

A map of the course will be provided later this week to those schools entered.

The timetable and distances remain as outlined on the original information. The first 6 individuals will receive their medals immediately on finishing their race. Team medals can be collected at the administration tent as soon as results are posted up.

Competition information and entry forms are attached for your information if you have not received them by post. Entries and fees should be posted to Liam O'Brien, Gortacrue, Midleton, Co Cork by Tuesday January 21st.. All other enquires to Sean Nyhan 087 9598168.

 

January 8 – County AGM

County AGM – Saturday January 25th @ 10am in the Cork International Airport Hotel

 

 

January 6 – Munster Junior & Senior Cross Country

Munster Junior & Senior Cross Country is on this Sunday (Jan 12th) in Cashel, Co Tipperary – Anybody interested in running on the county team please contact team manager Noreen Murphy (085 7157810) by Wednesday 12pm

For details on location see www.munsterathletics.com

 

January 6 – Celtic Cross Country TV Coverage

The Antrim IAAF International Cross-Country will be broadcast on television again this year.

Hour-long highlights featuring last weekend's senior races and the Celtic Internationals will be broadcast on Setanta Ireland and Premier Sports UK. It is also being broadcast in Africa on Zuku Sports and Setanta Africa.

The races broadcast will be senior men, senior women, Celtic U17 and U20 women, Celtic U17 and U20 men, and will feature athletes from many clubs.

Here are the broadcast times in full - 
Setanta Ireland (Sky Irl 423/UPC 105/401)
Thurs 9 Jan - 6:00pm 
Fri 10 Jan - 9:00pm (Setanta 1)
Sat 11 Jan - 10:00am
Sun 12 Jan - 8:30am (Setanta 1)
Mon 13 Jan - 6:30am
Fri 17 Jan - 4:30pm
Sun 19 Jan - 6:00pm (Setanta 1)
Tue 21 Jan - 5:00am (Setanta 1)

Premier Sports UK (Sky 428/Virgin 551 freeview)
Fri 10 Jan - 9:00pm
Sun 12 Jan - 8:30am
Sun 19 Jan - 6:00pm
Tue 21 Jan - 5:00am

 

 

December 22 - All Ireland Uneven Age Cross Country Championships in Waterford on Sunday 15th December 2013

In the girls u11 Sarah Morrisson St Nicholas AC rounded off a tremendous season by taking the gold medal. Sarah came second in the u12 All Ireland some weeks back in Santry. Meghan Carr- O Reilly St Catherines AC finished fourth. Cork took gold in the team event and Bandon AC were silver medal winners in the club event.

Caoimhe Harrington West Muskerry AC proved too strong for the field in the girl’s u15 and was a worthy winner. Stephanie Cotter West Muskerry AC was 9th. Cork were County team winners. In the girls u17 Louise Shanahan Leevale AC finished fourth with Fiona Everard Bandon AC ninth. Cork took bronze in the County team event.  In the girls u19 Rachel O Shea West Muskerry AC was fourth with Niamh Cotter Bantry AC in eight.

In the boys u11 John O Flynn North Cork AC was third with Diarmuid Healy Midleton AC in fifth place. Both were part of the Cork team to take team bronze.

In the boys u13 Adam O Reilly Togher AC finished ninth and led Cork and Togher AC to team golds. In fact all of the scoring Togher AC athletes finished in the top twenty. In the boys u17 Fearghal curtin Youghal AC finished eight with Cork team silver. Leevale AC were third with their club team.  In the boys u19 Cork took the team silver.

Well done to all who competed and best of luck to all our Athletes in 2014. Full results can be seen at www.athleticsireland.com

 

 

December 10 – Further Success for Cork Juvenile Athletes in Beaufort, County Kerry

The Munster B Juvenile Championships were held on Sunday 1st December in Beaufort County Kerry. Cork won seven of the eight County titles on offer and took the silver in the final one.

In the girls u9 Selena O Riordan Midleton AC finished second with Bandon AC winning the club title with Doheny AC third.  In the boys u9 Eric Cunningham Midleton AC captured the title with Oran Mc Carthy Doheny AC third and leading Doheny AC to the club title.  In the girls u11 there was a 1-2 for Cork with Aoife O Neill Doheny AC the victor from Helene Vahi Midleton AC the runner-up.  In the boys u11 John Fitzgerald Carraig na Bhfear AC finished third with Bandon gold in the club event with Carraig na BhfearAC second.  In the girls u13 Sophie Harrington West Muskerry AC finished runner-up and Carraig na Bhfear AC second club.  In the boys u15 there was a clean sweep for Cork Athletes with Michael O Flynn North Cork AC the winner from Conor O Neill Doheny AC second and Seamus Ahern Carraig na Bhfear AC third. In the girls u15 Carraig na Bhfear AC were second club and West Muskerry AC second club in the boys u15.  In the girls u17 Sharon O Sullivan West Muskerry AC was third and in the boys u17 Billy Cronin West Muskerry AC was the winner with Luke Devine North Cork AC in third.

In the boys u19 there was great success for Bandon AC with1-2-3,  Ciaran Murphy the winner from Adam Casey second and Killian Mc Sweeney third and Bandon AC taking the club gold

Well done to all who competed, results on www.munsterathletics.com

 

December 7 – Bandon AC 5 mile RR January 1st 2014

Bandon A.C hold the first race of 2014 when they stage their annual 5 mile RR on New Years Day.  Full details about the race are available on the club website http://www.bandonac.org/wordpress/?p=2148
Road race flyer


December 6 – Cork Teams for AAI Novice Cross Country, Waterford IT, December 15th

The AAI novice cross country will take place on the grounds of Waterford IT on Sunday December 15th. Anybody named unable to take part is asked to contact Team Manager Noreen Murphy as soon as possible on 085 7157810.

Women

Michelle Kenny Midleton            

Margo Dinan  St Finbarrs          

Gillen Cotter  

Alice Mc Nulty

Ann M Holland        

Carol Finn Leevale                  

Rosaleen Mc Keown                

Fionnuala Desmond      

Orla Hayes                                

Men

Kevin O'Brien  East Cork

Ronnie Barry   Bandon              

Kenneth Kelleher

Ronan Duggan  

Mark O'Sullivan

Tom Laffan

Kevin Wilmot

David Craig

Ben Tistlewood     Leevale

Tim Twomey

Josh O'Sullivan Hourihan

Cathal O'Donovan  St Finbarrs

Rory O'Sullivan

Alex O'Shea

Eoin O'Keeffe

Michael Corbett

 

December 6 – Cork Post Primary Schools Cross Country Challenge

Find below results from the Post Primary Schools Cross Country at Cork IT. Well done to all who took part.  Don’t forget to check out the clubs link page if anybody who took part today would like to join an athletic club. Clubs

Results

 

December 4 – Belgooly 4 Mile RR, December 26th

The Dick Copithorne Memorial Road Race will take place in Belgooly on St. Stephen’s Day at 12 Noon.  The race one of biggest in the county is being promoted by Belgooly athletic club and of the €10.00 entry fee, €5.00 will be donated to the Bowel Cancer Treatment Support Fund at Cork University Hospital.

Postal Entries are now being accepted if you want to avoid the rush on the day.  Entry form & Flyer

 

November 27 – Cork Masters Teams For Munster X-Country in Beaufort, Co Kerry

The Munster Masters cross country championships will take place in Beaufort, Co Kerry this Sunday (December 1st) with Juvenile races off first. 

Race start is down on forms as 13:45 but be wary enough as earlier races may be run off quite quickly so arrive in plenty of time. Please let me know if you can’t make it Sunday as I can replace you on team if your not running – Allen Whitaker ( a.whitaker@ucc.ie / 0872248739 )

 

Please check in with Mary Meagher on Race Day!

 

Ladies O/35 Cork Team updated

Rosaleen MacKeown Leevale AC

Helen Leonard             Leevale AC

Annette Quaid              Leevale AC

Anna Doris                             Midleton AC

Helen Gilroy                 Midleton AC

Anne Wolfe                  St. Finbarrs AC

Gillian Cotter                St. Finbarrs AC

Anna O’Neill                 Dohenys AC

Sharon Woods             Mallow AC

Noreen Harvey            Mallow AC

(4 to score)

 

Ladies O/45 Cork Team updated

Mary Murphy                St. Finbarrs AC

Angela McEvoy           St. Finbarrs AC

Mary Sweeney             St. Finbarrs AC

Margo Dinan                St. Finbarrs AC

Fionnula Desmond      Leevale AC

Ann Moore                             Leevale AC

Carmel Parnell             Leevale AC

Kathleen O'Brien                   East Cork AC

Joan Hough                 Midleton AC

Clotilde Fitzgibbon       Grange-Fermoy AC

Helen Gilroy                 Midleton AC

Carmel Crowley           Bandon AC

(3 to score)

 

Mens O/35 Cork Team

Cillian O'Tuama           Leevale AC

Donal Coffey                Leevale AC

Martin McCarthy          Leevale AC

Colm Moore                 Leevale AC

Michael Morgan           St. Finbarrs AC

Rory O'Sullivan            St. Finbarrs AC

Trevor Woods              St. Finbarrs AC

Alex O'Shea                 St. Finbarrs AC

Shane Simcox             Mallow AC

Roy Fahy                      East Cork AC

Frank Hayes                East Cork AC

Michael Dullea             Skibbereen AC

(4 to score)

 

Mens O/50 Cork Team

Neilus Aherne              Midleton AC

Stanislaw Byczek        Midleton AC

Edmund O'Sullivan     Midleton AC

Wille Hayes                  St. Finbarrs AC

Maurice Tobin              Grange-Fermoy AC

Noel Curtin                             Youghal AC

Eamon McEvoy           St. Finbarrs AC

Mark Bickerdike           Leevale AC

Colm Murphy               Leevale AC

John Collins                 Leevale AC

Pat Murphy                   Eagle AC

Joe Murphy                  Eagle AC

(3 to score)

 

 

November 21 – Strong Performances by Cork Athletes at AAI Juvenile Even Age Cross Country

The All Ireland Even Age Cross Country Championships were held on Sunday 17th November in the Santry Demesne, Dublin in near perfect conditions with Cork Athletes performing very well.

The girl’s u12 saw two Cork Athletes in the first three with Sarah Morrison St Nicholas AC finishing second ahead of Meghan Carr-O Reilly St Catherines AC in third. Cork were County team winners with Sarah and Meghan helping Munster to Provincial gold.

In the girl’s u14 Cork were County silver medalists and two Cork Athletes helping Munster to team gold. Bandon AC finished in the silver position in the inter club.

In the girls u16 Cork took second County team and two Cork Athletes helped Munster to the Provincial gold

In the boys u12 Eoin Redmond RiverstickKinsale AC ran a great race to take the silver medal and led Cork to County team bronze. Munster finished second province with four Cork Athletes on the team.

In the boys u14 Darragh McElhinney Bantry AC made a brave bid for glory but had to settle for third place. Munster took the provincial gold helped by two Cork Athletes.

In the boys u16 Fearghal Curtin Youghal AC ran a tremendous race to finish second having being forced to take a wrong turn early on. Cork was second County team and three Cork Athletes helped Munster to take the team silver.

In the boy’s u18 Cork were third County team and two Cork Athletes were part of the Munster team that took team gold. Leevale AC were bronze medal winners in the inter club competition.

Congratulations and well done to all who competed and full results can be got on www.athleticsireland.com

 

November 20 – Secondary Schools Invitational Cross Country

This event will be held on Friday December 6th - Details

 

November 20 – Southwest Coaching Update

- Munster Performance Squads (A reminder that any athlete selected on the squads must register their place at this linkhttps://events.athleticsireland.ie/ps/event/MunsterPerformanceSquad12. Please note some athletes may have changed clubs so check your old club also. Full details are posted on the Athletics Ireland and Munster Athletics websites also. Athletes need to confirm their place on the online registration form by Friday 22nd November. Any athlete not registered by then will lose their place on the squad to the next person in line as there is a big waiting list. Please make sure the athletes in your club do this ASAP. Thanks for your help on this).

 

- Road Running/Endurance Workshop Thursday 28th November at LIT Tipperary, Thurles. This workshop is open to all athletes and coaches aged 16+ and cost is €5 payable on the night at registration 6.45-7pm. The following topics will be covered:

- Various types of Endurance Training

- Training for 5km/10km/Half Marathon/Marathon

- Heart Rate Training

- Tempo/Threshold Training

- Q&A Session

 

- Munster Performance Squad Day 1 Saturday 30th November Cork IT 10am-1pm (Further details to follow next week)

 

- Hurdles Workshop Sunday 1st December Athlone IT http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?p=35284

 

- Cork Secondary Schools Invitational XC Event Friday 6th December Cork IT (Details to be e mailed to schools on Monday)

 

- Open Indoor T&F Competition for u9-u12 athletes Saturday 7th December Nenagh http://www.tipperaryathletics.com/fixtures/NenaghOpenCompDec2013U9-12.pdf 

 

- National Jumps Squad Training Saturday 14th December Nenagh http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?p=35289

 

- National Throws Squad Training Saturday 14th December Tullamore http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?p=35277

  

- The calendar of coaching courses and workshops for Jan-May 2014 is being put together and will be available in early December. If any counties or clubs wish to have a particular course or workshop put on please let me know.

 

Kind Regards,

 Steven Macklin

 

November 17 – Bronze for Senior Teams at AAI Intercounty Cross Country Championships

Well done to the County senior teams that won bronze at the AAI intercounty Cross Country Championships today in Santry. Leevale athletes Mark Hanrahan and Claire McCarthy led the teams home.  Also in action today were many county juvenile and junior teams who all performed bravely.

Full results on www.athleticsireland.ie.

 

November 12 – Great performances at Munster Cross Country Championships

The Munster Uneven Age Juvenile Cross Country Championships were hosted by St Nicholas AC in Castlelyons on Sunday 10th November. The Championships were run at an excellently prepared and well marshalled venue. Once again Cork Juvenile Athletes were to the fore winning five of the individual titles and taking County team gold in eight of the twelve age groups with silver in the other four.

In the girls u9 Youghal AC had to settle for club team silver having missed out narrowly on gold by just one point. Cork won the silver medals in the County team event.

In the boys u9 James O Neill West Muskerry AC finished runner-up with Cathal Barry Riverstick-Kinsale AC in third place. Bandon AC was second club team with Cork taking County gold.

In the girls u11 there was a clean sweep for Cork Athletes with Sarah Morrison St Nicholas AC making the most of home soil advantage taking the gold from Megan Carr O Reilly St Catherines AC in second with Mallaidh O Neill Skibebereen AC the bronze. West Muskerry AC took team gold with Bandon AC third. Cork won the County team gold.

In the boys u11 John O Flynn North Cork AC took the title with Diarmuid Healy Midleton AC the silver medal. Cork won the silver team prize.

Ursula Bluett North Cork AC was victorious in the girl’s u13 with Jennifer Cotter West Muskerry AC in second place. West Muskerry AC took the club team silver and Cork the County team gold.

Adam O Reilly Togher AC showed great tenacity on the run in to win the boys u13 title and leading TogherAC to club team gold and Cork won the County team gold.

In the girls u15 Caoimhe Harrington West Muskerry AC finished runner up with Bandon AC the club team bronze and Cork gold.

In the boys u15 Cork took silver behind a strong Clare team.

In the girls u17 Louise Shanahan Leevale AC used her superior track speed in the home straight to take the title, where Bandon AC second team and Togher AC third. Cork captured the silver medals.

In the boys u17 David Fox Leevale AC took silver and led Leevale AC to team gold. Ferghal Curtin Youghal AC captured the bronze with Cork the team gold.

Rachel O Shea West Muskerry AC took silver in the girl’s u19, Carraig na Bhfear AC the team gold and Cork team gold.

In the boys u19 Leevale AC won team gold with Carraig na Bhfear AC the silver. Cork won the team gold.

Well done to all who competed and results can be found at www.munsterathletics.com

 

 

November 11 – Cork Team for Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country

Well done to all who took part yesterday in the Munster Cross Country Championships in Castlelyons.  Results are available on www.corkathletics.org.

Teams for the AAI Juvenile Uneven age Cross Country in Waterford IT on December 15th have been named.  Anybody named unable to take part is asked to contact Mary Meagher ASAP, more names for the Under 19 Girls team !  Teams

Best of Luck to all in action on Sunday at the AAI Cross Country Championships in Santry on Sunday.

 

November 7 - Cork Teams for AAI Inter County Cross Championships in Santry, November 17th updated 8th Nov 2013

Below are the Cork Team for the upcoming Athletics Ireland Inter Country Cross Country Championships on Sunday November 17th in Santry.  Anybody named unable to take part is asked to contact Team Manager Noreen Murphy as soon as possible on 085 7157810.  Additional names are needed to strengthen the Senior Womens Team, U23 Mens Team and Junior Teams, please let Noreen know as soon as possible.

 

Senior Men

Alan O’Shea (Bantry)

Cillian O’Leary (Raheny)

Mark Hanrahan (Leevale)

Michael O’Herlihy (North Cork)

Brian McMahon (Clonliffe)

Thomas Maunsell (Leevale)

Eric Curran (Leevale, Under 23)

Colm Sheahan (Leevale)

Ben Thistlewood (Leevale)

Tim Twomey (Leevale)

Elton Heffernan (Togher)

Gavin Sweeney (Togher)

Diarmaid Collins (East Cork)

Sean McGrath (East Cork)

James McCarthy (East Cork)

Tim O’Donoghue (East Cork)

 

Josh O’Sullivan Hourihan (Leevale, Under 23)

Mark O’Sullivan (Bandon, Under 23)

Rory O’Connor (North Cork, Under 23)

Shane Rahilly (North Cork, Under 23)

Peter Hanrahan (Togher, Under 23)

 

Senior Women

Lizzie Lee (Leevale)

Claire McCarthy (Leevale)

Sinead O’Connor (Leevale)

Aisling Moran (Leevale)

Niamh Walsh (Leevale)

Carol Finn (Leevale)

Maro Dinan (St Finbarrs)

Carmel Crowley (Bandon)

Michelle Kenny (Midleton)

Fiona Santry (East Cork)

 

Junior Men

Chris Mintern (Leevale)

Conor Walters (Leevale)

Philip Crowley (Leevale)

TJ Hogan (Leevale)

Brandon Malone (Leevale)

Jamie Buckley (Carraig na bhFear)

Rory Myers (Carraig na bhFear)

Luke Myers (Carraig na bhFear)

Steven Maher (Blarney Inniscarra)

Billy Cronin (West Muskerry)

Seamus Gallagher (West Muskerry)

Thomas McCarthy (Bandon)

 

Junior Women

Rachel O’Shea (West Muskerry)

Niamh Moore (UCC)

Louisa Keane (Bandon)

Aisling Cotter (Togher)

Alison Donnelly (Togher)

Margaret O’Brien (Clonakilty RR)

Sharon O’Sullivan (West Muskerry)

Laura Gowen (Carraig na bhFear)

 

November 7 – Munster Intermediate Cross Country

This event will be held in Castlelyons on Sunday @ 11.30am, hosted by St Nicholas AC.

Directions

·         From Fermoy: https://maps.google.ie/maps?saddr=Fermoy&daddr=Bridebridge&hl=en&sll=53.383328,-8.217773&sspn=9.497284,26.784668&geocode=FWCVGwMdl7mB_ymfvKvfQF9DSDFgnjGXqccACg%3BFWmtGgMd8XKC_ykRI8hwLF5DSDEIxBTodCCcpg&oq=Bridebr&mra=ls&t=m&z=13

·         From Cork: https://maps.google.ie/maps?saddr=Cork&daddr=Bridebridge&hl=en&ll=52.077686,-8.23082&spn=0.019096,0.052314&sll=52.109666,-8.25187&sspn=0.076329,0.209255&geocode=FTziFwMdVIJ-_ylhub6RCJBESDHQxTGXqccACg%3BFWmtGgMd8XKC_ykRI8hwLF5DSDEIxBTodCCcpg&oq=Cor&mra=ls&t=m&z=15

·         From Youghal: https://maps.google.ie/maps?saddr=Youghal&daddr=Bridebridge&hl=en&sll=52.077686,-8.23082&sspn=0.019096,0.052314&geocode=FV7CGAMd_UKI_ynRjm1mCm1DSDEQATKXqccACg%3BFWmtGgMd8XKC_ykRI8hwLF5DSDEIxBTodCCcpg&oq=Yo&mra=ls&t=m&z=12

November 6 – Coaching Update

 

Day 4 of the Winter Coaching League takes place this Saturday at CIT.

 

Sign in from 9.30am.

Teas/Coffees available.

 

Intro at 10am.

Sessions commence at 10.05 through to 12.00noon approx.

Series Analyses and Presentations at 12.00 through to 13.00.

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Winter-Coaching-Series/144796365730924

 

 

The Munster Performance Squad Dates & Venues for 2013/2014 season have been confirmed as follows:

 

- Sat 30th Nov Cork IT 10am-2pm

- Sat 1st Feb Nenagh 10am-2pm

- Sun 9th March UL Track 10am-2pm

- Sun 13th April Cork IT 10am-2pm

 

Full details will be posted on the Athletics Ireland and Munster Athletics websites next week and a letter & e mail with those selected will be sent to all clubs. Athletes will then confirm their place on the online registration form by Friday 22nd November.It is open to all those selected from u15-u21 in 2013 age groups so those born 1999-1993 and also open to any athlete who has been at a major championship in the past couple of years e.g Euro Youth Olympics, Euro Juniors or World Juniors.

 

The Head Coaches are as follows:

- Noelle Morrissey Short Hurdles

- Brid Golden 400m/400m H

- Drew Harrison 100m/200m

- Eamon Flanagan PV

- Steve Fleming LJ/TJ

- Chris Regan HJ

- Dave Sweeney Shot

- Jerry Horgan Discus

- John Sheehan Javelin

- TBC Hammer

- Frank Lynch Walks

- Steven Macklin MD

- Denis Finnerty Multi Events 

 

The selection criteria for all athletes is below in the following order:

 

- An athlete that has represented Ireland at Schools or Clubs competition in 2013

- An athlete that has finished in the top 3 at an All Ireland Outdoor Schools or Clubs championships in 2013

- An athlete that has finished in the top 5 at an All Ireland Outdoor Schools or Clubs championships or top 3 at an All Ireland Indoor Championships in 2013.

- An athlete that has been injured or has shown tremendous potential in an event

 

Those not selected on the Performance Squads are encouraged to attend the Winter Coaching Series days along with their personal coaches. Details re dates will be available soon for 2014 with the last date for 2013 on Saturday 9th November. Contact Chris Regan for further details on the Winter Coaching Series chrisregan@eircom.net.

 

 

November 3 - County Jnr & Snr Cross Country Championships, Sunday November 3rd, Riverstick Results

 

October 31 - Novice B & Masters Cross Country Results

 

October 28 – County Junior & Senior Cross Country Championships

The County Junior & Senior Cross Country championships take place this Sunday in Riverstick starting @ 1pm with the junior race.  The race this year is taking place in a venue that is owned by the county board, purchased with the proceeds of the Cork Womens Mini Marathon.  This will be the first competition to be held at the venue which will, in years to come, become the home of athletics in Cork.  Fantastic work has been done by the committee charged with developing the venue.

Medal winners on Sunday will receive a special commemorative medal in light of this being the first competition to be held at the venue.

Last years championships, held in Carrignavar were dominated by Leevale and Togher athletic clubs with Togher winning both junior team titles and Leevale winning both senior titles.  Defending Junior Womens Champion Rachel O’Shea of West Muskerry recently won the county under 19 cross country.  There will be a new junior mens champion as last years Junior Mens Champion Cullen Lynch of Togher, who was 3rd in the Munster Under 23 cross country, is now over age.  Lizzie Lee and Mark Hanrahan of Leevale, who have dominated the senior races for the last few years look set to retain their titles but will they lead Leevale to another senior club double ?   East Cork, St Finbarrs and Togher will be out to do their best to prevent this.  A very exciting days competition lies ahead!

 

Entries are still being accepted - Cover Letter / Junior & Senior Entry Form (excel) / Junior & Senior Entry Form (pdf)

 

Course Directions – Take the main Cork-Kinsale Road, first Left on Entering Riverstick!

 

October 27 – Cork Teams for AAI Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships in Santry, Co Dublin, Sunday November 17th

The Cork teams have been named for the upcoming AAI Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships in Santry, Co. Dublin, on Sunday November 17th.

The county qualified teams (Boys & Girls) in the U12, U14, U16 and U18 age groups.  Anybody named on a team but unable to compete is asked to contact Mary Meagher (corkaaicompsec@gmail.com) as soon as possible

Cork Teams for AAI Juvenile Even Age X-Country

 

October 27 – Munster Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships, Limerick

It was a tremendous day for our Cork Juvenile Athletes in Limerick Racecourse on Sunday winning no less than seven of the ten individual titles on offer. Aniela Borkowski-Hogan North Cork AC set the ball rolling by winning the girls u10, with Cork winning team gold. Youghal AC was a deserving winner of the club team gold and North Cork AC the bronze.

Diarmuid Healy Midleton AC won the boys u10 title and led Midleton AC to the club team gold with Cork finishing second county team. Sarah Morrisson St. Nicholas AC finished strongly to win the girls u12 title and helped Cork to team gold.  West Muskerry AC won the club team gold in the boy’s u12 with Leevale AC the bronze. Cork were worthy winners of the boy’s u12 team prize.

Bandon AC were club team winners of the girl’s u14 title with Cork second team.

Darragh Mc Elhinney Bantry AC led from start to finish first in the boys u14 race and led Cork to team silver.

Caoimhe Harrington West Muskerry AC proved too strong for the rest of the field in the girl’s u16, winning the gold and helped Cork to a team bronze.

Fearghal Curtin Youghal AC was an impressive winner of the boy’s u16 title and helped Cork win team gold. There was a 1-2 for Cork club teams in the boy’s u16 with Togher AC taking gold and Leevale AC the silver.

Niamh Cotter Bantry AC showed great tenacity to win the girls u18 title, leading the Cork team to silver. Togher AC won the club team silver.  Cork won the county team gold in the boy’s u18, with Leevale AC the club team silver and Togher AC the bronze. 

Cork Juvenile athletes won a total of 44 individual medals on Sunday. We would like to wish our athletes the very best of luck in the next leg of the Munster Championships in Castlelyons on Sunday10th November and in the All Ireland Championships to follow.

Full results – www.munsterathletics.com

 

October 27 - Juvenile Report, Cork County Juvenile B Cross Country Championships, Conna

The County Juvenile B Championships took place on Sunday 20th October in ideal conditions in Conna. It was a great opportunity for our juvenile athletes to gain confidence in the cross country field. There was not as many competitors as previous Sundays but none the less the races were very competitive and the standard very high. The champions to emerge from Sunday were Ciara Morrison St. Luas AC (girl’s u9),Maeve O Flynn Grange-Fermoy AC (girls u11), Eva Lankford Grange – Fermoy AC (girls u13), Anna Leamy Grange – Fermoy AC (girls u15), Stephanie O Sullivan West Muskerry AC (girls u17),Cody Kok North Cork AC (boys u9), Sean Palmer Grange Fermoy AC (boys u11), Conor O Neil Doheny AC (boys u13), Adrian Leahy Midleton AC (boys u15) and Sean Mc Carthy Skibbereen AC (boys u17). Team medals were won by West Muskerry AC, Carrig na Bhfear AC, Millstreet AC, Midleton AC, Riverstick-Kinsale AC, Skibbereen AC, Youghal AC North Cork AC, St. Catherines AC, Grange-Fermoy AC, Bandon AC and Ballincollig AC.

Results  - County Juvenile B Cross Country Championships

Overall it was a very successful day and we would like to wish our athletes the best for the rest of the season.

 

October 22 – Juvenile Report, Cork County Juvenile Uneven Cross Country Championships, West Muskerry

The uneven age juvenile cross country championships were hosted recently by West Muskerry AC and once again the course and organisation was superb. Avril Mellerick Youghal AC was a good winner of the girl’s u9 race with Grace Coyle Riverstick-Kinsale AC in second and Ciara White Bandon AC third. Youghal AC won team gold from Bandon AC in silver with Riverstick-Kinsale AC taking the bronze. Sarah Morrison St, Nicholas Ac having won the u12 title the previous week duly captured the u11 title form a very competitive field.Meghan Carr O Reilly St. Catherines Ac was second with Mallaidh O Neill Skibbereen AC in third. Bandon AC took team gold followed by West Muskerry AC and North Cork AC. Kaitlyn Coffey Leevale AC captured the girls u13 title from West Muskerry AC clubmates Jennifer Cotter and Sarah Kelleher. West Muskerry AC won team gold followed by Carrig na Bhfear AC and leevale AC. Caoimhe Harrington West Muskerry  AC was a ready winner of the girls u15 Laura Hayes St Catherines AC second and Laura Nicholson Bandon AC third. Bandon AC won team gold with Carrig na Bhfear AC silver and Midleton AC bronze. Louise Shanahan Leevale AC having finished second the previous week in the girls u18, captured girls u17 title from Fiona Everard of Bandon AC with Caoilinn Hickey Midleton AC third. Togher AC took team gold. Rachel O Shea West Muskeryy AC won the girls u19 race from Niamh Cotter Bantry AC with Aisling Cotter Togher AC 3rd .Carrig na Bhfear Ac captured the team gold

Conor Frawley North Cork AC captured the boys u9 title with Kyle Ettoh Grange Fermoy Ac second and Eric Cunningham Midleton AC third. Bandon AC won the team gold from Riverstick-Kinsale AC in second and Carrig na Bhfear AC third. John O Flyn North Cork AC won the boys u11 title from Colin Roche Courcies AC in second with Keelan Crowley Bandon AC tird. The team competition was close with Bandon AC coming out on top, Carrig na Bhfear AC second and Leevale AC third. Adam O Reilly Togher AC was the winner of the boys u13 with Jake Mc Carthy Youghal AC second and Connor O Neill West Muskerry AC third. Togher AC won team gold with Carrig na Bhfear Ac silver and Midleton AC the bronze. Charlie O Donovan Leevale Ac improved on his placing the previouc week to win the boys u15 title from Liam Cotter Bantry AC who had won the boys u14 the previous week. Conor O Driscoll Leevale AC finished third. Leevale AC were comfortable winners of the team gold West Muskerry AC the silver. Reigning boys u15All Ireland Cross Country Champion Fearghal Curtin Youghal AC won the boys u17 title from David Fox Leevale Ac with Cathal Mc Carthy Doheny AC third. Leevale AC won team gold with West Muskerry AC silver and Togher AC bronze. Jamie Buckley Carrig na Bhfear AC captured the boys u19 title from Conor Walter Leevale AC with Thomas Mc Carthy Bandon AC third.Leevale AC won team gold with Bandon AC in silver medal position.

We would like to wish all our Cork Juvenile Athletes the best of luck in the forthcoming Munster Cross Country Championships

 

October 20 – Cork Teams for Munster Novice & Under 23 Championships

The following have been nominated for the Novice & U23 Cork Teams for the upcoming Munster Championships in Limerick Race Course next Sunday.

Novice teams consist of the first 12 from the recent county championships in Carrignavar.  Anybody named unable to take part, please contact team Manager Noreen Murphy ASAP – 085 7157810.  More names are also  need so we can field under 23 teams!

 

Novice Men

1 Dennis Testellwood (Leevale), 2 Chris Mentern (Leevale), 3 Joeseph O'Sullivan-Hourihan ,  4 Michael Dullea (Skibbreen), 5 Allax O’Shea (St.Finbarrs), 6 Colum Moore (Leevale). 7 Rory O’Connor (N.Cork), 8 Culian Lynch (Togher), 9 Daran Cavanagh (Leevale), 10 Brian Karr (Leevale), 11 Michael Harrington (West Muskerry), 12 Geof Casey (Togher), 13 Mark O’Sullivan (Bandon)

Novice Women

1 Michelle Kenny (Midleton), 2 Maura Regan (Eagle), 3 Karan Grant (Midleton), 4 Fiona Santry (East Cork), 5 Lorna Davy-FitzGerald (Mallow), 6 Aoifa Carroll (Mallow), 7 Ronnie Barry (Bandon), 8 Margaret Dempsey (Tracton), 9 Fiona Greay (N.Cork), 10 Sharon Woods (Mallow), 11 Sinead Buckley (N.Cork), 12 Mairead Mulcahy (Mallow), 13 Orlagh Farmer (Midleton)

Under 23 Men

Mark O’Sullivan (Bandon)

Under 23 Women

Orlagh Farmer (Midleton)

 

October 20 – Defibrillator

In the past 6 years, defibrillators have been used at least twice in life saving situations, in Cork AAI permitted events.  In both cases the athletes  recovered, thanks both to the availability of Defibrillators and also trained operators. It's worth noting that in each case, the defibrillators were supplied by third parties.  Many clubs now have their own defibrillators, but others do not. 
*Yes Defibrillators are relatively expensive, but if required, they are absolutely priceless. *
Someday, a Defibrillator will again be required at one of our events Will we be ready?

Location of nearest Defibrillator in CIT Trackplease share this information

 

October 20 – Cork County Country Results

Cork AAI Cross Country Championships, October 20th, Conna

Novice B Championships - Men 1 Michael Dulea (Skibbreen), 2 Michael Harrington  (West Muskerry) 3 Michael Corbett (St Finbars).  Club 1 St Finbarrs (Corbett, P.Penny, J’O Reilly, R.O’Mahony) 35, 2 Clonakilty Road Runners  71, 3 Midleton 82.  Women 1 Fiona Santry (East Cork), 2 Ronnie Barry (Bandon), 3 Amy Wolfe (Leevale), Club  1 Carrig Na bhFear (J.Forest, M.Whooley, S.Walsh, L.Nudgent) 42, 3 St.Finbars 43, 3 Leevale,                                                            

Masters Men 1  Alex O’Shea (St Finbars), 2 Shane Simcox (Mallow), 3 Donal Cofffey (Leevale)    Club 1 Leevale.                                                                                                                                                                    Masters Women 1 Maura O’Regan (Eagle Track Club), 2 Anna O’Neill (Dohenys), 3 Rhona Lynch (Eagle Track Club) Club 1 St Finbarrs.

 

Juvenile B results - County Juvenile B Cross Country Championships

Well done to all!  Best of Luck next week at the Munster championships in Limerick!

 

October 20 - Coaching Calendar Update

  A few changes to the calendar include:

 

- The Sports Psychology Workshop due to be held in Clonmel on Wed 13th Nov is now taking place on Thur 14th November

- The Road Running/Endurance Workshop due to be held in Thurles on Wed 27th Nov is now taking place on Thur 28th November

- Road Running/Endurance Workshop added in Mallow Co Cork on Thursday 24th October 7pm (Details below)

 

A reminder below of some up coming workshops:

 

Wednesday 23rd October Sports Psychology Workshop at Cork IT (Upstairs in red brick building next to the track stand) 7-9pmrun by Canice Kennedy. Open to all athletes and coaches aged 14+ and cost is €5 payable on the night at registration 6.45-7pm. The workshop is entitled "Concentration for Competition" and aims to assist athletes & coaches prepare for big competitions by developing routines to reduce distractions and focus completely on the task in hand, thereby delivering consistent performances.

 

Thursday 24th October Road Running/Endurance Workshop at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, Co Cork 7-9pm. Open to all athletes and coaches aged 16+ and cost is €5 payable on the night at registration 6.45-7pm. The workshop will focus on training for 5km-Marathon with emphasis on tempo/threshold training also and sample training ideas.

 

 

October 14 – County Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country

Full results - County Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships

 

October 14 – Race Walking Coaching

There will be a special race walking workshop for coaches only being held in conjunction with the winter coaching series at Cork IT track this Saturday Oct 19th at 10am sharp. This workshop will be led by Munster Performance Squad Frank Lynch and is open to all coaches who wish to find out more about coaching the race walking event. No previous experience required and the workshop is free of charge. There may also be a special guest in attendance!!!

 

Please pass this on to any coaches/parents in your club that may be interested.

 

October 14 -  Run in the Dark

Details attached above for the run in the dark fundraiser event. They are looking for support from athletics people who would be in a position to act as Marshals on the night.  Caroline can be contacted by mobile on 087 352 1588 or e mail carolinemccarthy1@hotmail.co.uk if you can lend your support.

Flyer

 

October 13 – County Intermediate Cross Country

Intermediate Men 1 Elton Heffernon (Togher), 2 Colum Moore (Leevale,,3 Tim Twomey (Leevale)                                                                                                                  

Club 1 Leevale (Moore, Twomey, David Comber, Brian Carr) 20; 2 Mallow 47; 3 St.Finbarrs 66.                                                                                                     

Intermediate  Women 1 Michelle Kenny (Midleton),2 Ashling Moran (Leevale),3 Gillian Cotter (St.Finbarrs),                                                                                                   

Club 1 Mallow (Lorna Davy-Fitzgerald, Aoifa Carroll. Sharon Woods, Ann Borkollska) 29 ;2 Riverstick –Kinsale70.

·        Intermediate Cross Country Results

         

October 8 – Juvenile B Championships

This event takes place on Sunday October 20th in Conna @ 1pm.  Closing date for Entries October 14th!

Entry Form

 

October 8 – Cork County Cross Country Championships

Well done to all who took part in the first round of the county cross country championships today in Carrignavar. 

Juvenile Report - The Cork County Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships were held on Sunday 6th October in Carraig na Bhfear with over 500 athletes competing. The championships were run over an excellently prepared course and there were some very impressive performances by our athletes. Maeve O Neill Dohenys AC (girls u10), Diarmuid Healy Midleton AC (boys u10), Sarah Morrison St. Nicholas AC (girls u12), Eoin Redmond Riverstick-Kinsale (boys u12), Laura Nicholson Bandon AC (girls u14), Liam Cotter Bantry AC (boys u14), Fiona Everard Bandon AC (girls u16), Ferghal Curtin Youghal AC (boys u16), Niamh Cotter Bantry AC (girls u18), and Jamie O Connell Togher AC (boys u18) emerged as worthy champions in their respective age groups. The team prizes were distributed between Youghal AC, North Cork AC, Doheny AC, Midleton AC, Bandon AC, Leevale AC, West Muskerry AC, Carraig na bhfear AC and Togher AC.It was wonderful to see many happy athletes and proud parents after competing on Sunday and it’s safe to say the future for Cork juvenile athletes is a bright one.

 

·        Results - County Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships

·        Novice & U23

Novice Men  1 Dennis Thistlewood (Leevale), 2 Chris Mintern (Leevale), 3 Joseph O’Sullivan-Horihan (Leevale)                                                                                                                                                                           club - 1 Leevale (Thistlewood, Mintern, O’Sullivan, Horgan, Moore) 12 ;2. St Finbarrs 53; 3. Togher 64      

 

Novice Women  1 Michelle Kenny (Midleton), 2. Maura Regan (Eagle), 3 Karan Grant (Midleton)

club - 1 Mallow (E.Davy-FitzGerald, A.Carroll, S.Woods, M Mulcahy) 33; 2. Midleton 61; 3 North Cork 66                   

 

U23 Men 1. Chris Mintern (Leevale), 2 Joseph O’Sullivan-Horhihan (Leevale), 3. Rory O’Conor (N.Cork). 

U23 Women 1. Sharon Woods (Mallow)

·        Novice Cross Country Results

 

More cross country action next weekend as West Muskerry host the second round of the county cross country championships (intermediate @ 12pm followed by juvenile uneven age)

 

October 3 – Winter Coaching Series

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Track & Field Technical Coaching and Recorded Meets

 

 

October 3 – Day 2 Winter Coaching Series

 

Day 2 of the Winter Coaching Series takes place this coming Saturday in Cork I.T. with registration at 9.30am & session start at10am. At the end of the session from 12 noon to 1pm, there will be a talk by Dr. John Bradley, Coaching Ireland (as part of the Lucozade Sports Programme) on Nutrition & Hydration. This presentation is for aged 15 and over so all adults and athletes can attend.

 

Those who have registered on day 1 are asked to just sign in while all new arrivals are asked to register from 09.30am - 10.00amupstairs in the Red Building.

 

An Appeal to all Coaches to avail of the great opportunity to get involved or to just come and be a part of the sessions to gain some valuable knowledge so lets hope that you can be there.

 

Facebook Link,-  https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Winter-Coaching-Series/144796365730924

 

Registration Link,- https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WCS_Online_Registration

 

 

October 2 – South West Coaching Calendar Update

Please find below a link the most up to date calendar as of this morning. Please can you make sure this is changed on the relevant websites and that you share with all athletes/coaches/parents in your clubs.

 2013 Autumn Coaching Calendar -updated

 

A few changes to the calendar include:

 

- Wed 9th Oct Road Running Workshop UL POSTPONED

- Sat 9th Nov Munster XC Squad Day POSTPONED due to clash now with Munster Clubs XC the following day

- Sat 5th Oct and Sat 19th Oct Winter Coaching Series dates added

 

A reminder below of some up coming workshops:

 

Wednesday 2nd October Sprints/Hurdles Workshop at Castleisland Track Co Kerry 7-9pm. Open to all athletes and coaches aged 10+ and cost is €5 payable on the night at registration 6.45-7pm. Lead coaches on the night will be Ger Moynihan AAI Level 3 Sprints Coach and Michael Godley AAI Level 3 Sprints/Hurdles Coach.

 

Saturday 5th October The Winter Coaching Series 2nd session at Cork IT Track 10am start. Please ensure that you have either submitted an e-mail address with your on-line registration or e-mailed Chris Regan chrisregan@eircom.net directly with same. Your e-mail address is essential for future communications about the series. Further details here http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?p=34786. 

 

Tuesday 8th October Strength & Conditioning Workshop at Cork IT 7-9pm upstairs in the red brick building next to the track stand. It has never been more important for both athletes and particularly coaches to have a clear understanding of Conditioning for Young Athletes. Scientific and empirical evidence underlines the need to have strength training, flexibility, and mobility(ROM) integrated into an athletic programme. Appropriate functional movement and specific training is necessary for specific events and must also be tailored to individual athletes. This takes into account the biological and chronological age  along with peak height velocity (PHV) and environmental considerations. Liam O Reilly B.ED. SSPE (Hons) Physical Education & Sports Studies will present a workshop outlining the principles and practical elements on the subject matter. Open to all athletes and coaches aged 12+ and cost is €5 payable on the night at registration 6.45-7pm.

 

 

Saturday 19th October The Winter Coaching Series 3rd session at Cork IT Track 10am start. Please ensure that you have either submitted an e-mail address with your on-line registration or e-mailed Chris Regan chrisregan@eircom.net directly with same. Your e-mail address is essential for future communications about the series. Further details herehttp://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?p=34786. 

 

Wednesday 23rd October Sports Psychology Workshop at Cork IT 7-9pm run by Canice Kennedy. Open to all athletes and coaches aged 14+ and cost is €5 payable on the night at registration 6.45-7pm. Further details to follow soon.

 

October 2 – ArdField 5K & 10K Run

5K and 10K run in Ardfield, Clonakilty on Sun 13th October

 

September 26 – Upcoming Workshops

Please find details below of some up coming workshops in the south west in September/October. For all workshops simply come along on the night and pay €5, no need to book a place. Please let all athletes/coaches in your club know of the details.

 

Friday 27th September Jumps Workshop at Cork IT Track 7-9pm. Open to all athletes and coaches aged 10+ and cost is €5 payable on the night at registration 6.45-7pm. Coaches on the night will be Stephen Fleming (Long/Triple Jump), Chris Regan (High Jump) and Eamon Flanagan (Pole Vault).

 

Wednesday 2nd October Sprints/Hurdles Workshop at Castleisland Track Co Kerry 7-9pm. Open to all athletes and coaches aged 10+ and cost is €5 payable on the night at registration 6.45-7pm. Lead coach on the night will be National Sprints Coordinator  and coach to several Irish International athletes Hayley Harrison.

 

Saturday 5th October The Winter Coaching Series 2nd session at Cork IT Track 10am start. Please ensure that you have either submitted an e-mail address with your on-line registration or e-mailed Chris Regan chrisregan@eircom.net directly with same. Your e-mail address is essential for future communications about the series. Further details here http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?p=34786. 

 

Tuesday 8th October Strength & Conditioning Workshop at Cork IT 7-9pm upstairs in the red brick building next to the track stand. It has never been more important for both athletes and particularly coaches to have a clear understanding of Conditioning for Young Athletes. Scientific and empirical evidence underlines the need to have strength training, flexibility, and mobility(ROM) integrated into an athletic programme. Appropriate functional movement and specific training is necessary for specific events and must also be tailored to individual athletes. This takes into account the biological and chronological age  along with peak height velocity (PHV) and environmental considerations. Liam O Reilly B.ED. SSPE (Hons) Physical Education & Sports Studies will present a workshop outlining the principles and practical elements on the subject matter. Open to all athletes and coaches aged 12+ and cost is €5 payable on the night at registration 6.45-7pm.

 

 

Wednesday 9th October Road Running/Endurance Workshop at UL Sports Arena 7-9pm. Open to all athletes and coaches aged 14+ and cost is €5 payable on the night at registration 6.45-7pm. Further details to follow soon.

 

Wednesday 23rd October Sports Psychology Workshop at Cork IT 7-9pm run by Canice Kennedy. Open to all athletes and coaches aged 14+ and cost is €5 payable on the night at registration 6.45-7pm. Further details to follow soon.

 

 

September 26 – Winter Coaching Series

Don't forget our online registration link for new athletes that wish to attend our next session on Saturday 5th October.

Winter Coaching Series Online Registration

www.surveymonkey.com

 

September 20 – Juvenile Cross Country Championships

Cover Letter

Entry Forms (excel)

Juvenile Even Age Entry Form

Juvenile Uneven Age Entry Form

For postal entries, please email corkathletics@gmail.com

 

September 20 – Adult Cross Country Championships

Cover Letter 

Entry Forms (excel)

Novice & U23 Entry Forms

Intermediate Entry Forms

Masters Entry Forms

Novice B Entry Form

Junior & Senior Entry Form

Postal Entry Forms

Novice & U23 Entry Forms

Intermediate Entry Forms

Masters Entry Forms

Novice B Entry Form

Junior & Senior Entry Form

 

 

 

September 11 – St Finbarrs Half Marathon Results.

Well done to all who took part in the event last Sunday week.

 

September 11 – Charleville International Half-Marathon

Preparations for the upcoming Charleville International Half-Marathon are well under way, the event which takes place on Sunday September 22nd has attracted a big entry in the past few years and a great race & day can be expected, for further details see www.CharlevilleHalf.com 

 

September 11 – Coaching Update, winter coaching series

INVITATION TO ALL COACHES TO JOIN THE COACH TEAMS

 

Calling all you coaches out there, are you coming to Cork to the Winter Coaching Series, why not join the Team?

Be part of a great series of coaching days with some of our top performance coaches, find out how they succeed,

how athletes develop, contribute to the Teamwork and take the knowledge back to your groups.

Register to join the team by email to mailto:chrisregan@eircom.net or TEL: 0874175374, indicating your preferred event.

See our facebook page here www.facebook.com/pages/Winter-Coaching-Series/144796365730924

 

                                                                  LETS GET MOTIVATED!

 

Winter Coaching Series

A Winter Coaching Series is starting up for 4 sessions in Cork I.T. starting on Saturday 21st September from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Next two sessions are Saturday 5th & Saturday 19th October with the 4th session tbc at a later date.

 

The series will consist of technical coaching & recorded meetings covering sprints, hurdles, walks, jumps & throws for athletes aged 12 up to 99 years. All further information is contained in the attachment above. Athletes can register online for the series at this link:-  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WinterCoachingSeries

 

Welcome Letter

Poster

 

 

 

September 7 – Cork Mini Marathon

Online entry @ www.eecho.ie closes tomorrow Sunday September 8th!

 

 

September 7 – Durrus 5 Mile RR

The Durrus 5 mile road race takes place next Saturday, 14th Sept, @ 2:30 pm.    AAI permit granted and accurately measured course!  

 

All Cash Prizes - Overall Male  & Overall Female (1st, 2nd & 3rd each), 1st & 2nd O.40, O.45 & 0.50 male & female & bonus cash prize for 1st male & 1st female to break course record.  Post race refreshments & prize giving.  

 

More info on www.durrus5.blogspot.ie.

Enquiries Michael Harrington 086 856 7179.

 

 

September 7 – Juvenile Cross Country Dates

·        6th Oct Ck na var  closing date  28th Sept

·        13th Oct West Muskerry closing date 5th Oct

·        20th Oct Conna  B's  closing date 14th Oct

 

Entry forms will be posted in the coming days

 

 

Gold  for Robert Heffernan in 50KM Walk at the World T&F Championships in Russia

The athletics community in Cork and Ireland had something very special to celebrate this morning when news came through that Robert Heffernan, a proud Corkman and proud member of Togher AC, won the 50KM walk. 

This was a more than well deserved medal for Rob who last year finished an agonising 4th in this event at the London Olympics.  Rob has been a wonderful supporter of local athletics in Cork participating in local events and helping out with local events. All who know him and have followed his career are thrilled that he has won this medal!   

Well done to Rob, his wife Marian, family, friends, support team and fans!

 

August 18 – League Results

The last round of the 2013 John Buckley Sports County Track & Field League was held on Thursday August 8th.  Well down to all who took part in the league this year and all who helped out organising the League.

League results – May 15, May 20, June 7, June 18, June 26, July 8, July 18, August 8.

 

 

August 15 –John Buckley Sports St Finbarr’s AC Cork Half Marathon 2013

St Finbarr’s AC are pleased to announce that this year’s John Buckley Sports St Finbarr’s AC Cork Half Marathon will take place on Sunday the 8th September 2013. The race also incorporates the Cork and Munster Half Marathon Championships, entry into which is included in the entry fee. The race headquarters will be the Blarney GAA club house, and the race will commence at 11.00. Further details, course route etc. are available at www.stfinbarrsac.com  

Cost: You can pre-enter at a cost of €20 or enter on the morning of the race for €25

On Line Entry is available at www.stfinbarrsac.com

Postal Entry: You can print off the entry form (www.stfinbarrsac.com) and post (or drop in) completed entry forms including a cheque for €20 made out to St Finbarr’s AC to John Buckley Sports, 9 Mulgrave Road, Cork City.

 

August 12 – 5 mile RR in Coachford this Friday (Aug 16th)

Broomhill Vintage Club 5 mile RR, Coachford, 7.30pm, Runners can book online at www.eventmaster.ie

 

August 7 – County Championship Results

This year the county junior & senior T&F championships were held in conjunction with the John Buckley Sports T&F League – results to date. 

Last leg of the League is this Thursday @ 7.30pm in the CIT Track.

 

August 7 – Route to Crook 5 Mile RR  Flyer

Just to remind you that our annual Mizen Rovers 'Route 2 Crook' 5 mile road race from Goleen - Crookhaven takes place on Sunday 18th August @ 3pm.
Entries on the day from 12.30pm @ the Goleen Community Sports Center.
Great cash prize of €150 and trophy to the first man and first woman to finish. There is an added bonus this year of €250 if the course record is broken.
As usual walkers and fun runners are always welcome to participate in the most scenic coastal run in Ireland.

The usual post race grub and entertainment in the beautiful village of Crookhaven.
See more details on 
www.mizenrovers.com  Flyer

 

 

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