Cork County Athletics Board

Athletic Association of Ireland 


Updated July 29th 2014

Latest News:

Event Permits: Four (4) months notice is required for all event permits. From Sep 1st 2014, NO further permits will be granted for 2014.

Email  Permit documents are available here, on

Athletics Ireland Club Manual

AAI Race Manual


AAI Course Measurement Certification - Call for Candidates in West Cork  NEW 16th July

Road Race Measurement News - May 2014

County Board Safety Equipment Grant for Clubs

3 Cork Athletes selected on Irish team for European T&F Championships, Zurich, August 12-17th
Cork Results from GloHealth Juvenile Championship, Tullamore - Day 3 - Sat, July 26th -NEW

Cork Results from GloHealth Juvenile Championship, Tullamore - Day 4 - Sun, July 27th -NEW
Updated 16:45 28th July - 1500m results added

Transfer Deadline - Sunday August 24th 2014
AAI Summer Throws Coaching Program - Bandon 29th & 30th July 2014
Technical Training Days - Autumn 2014
Results Round 5 - Cork AAI Graded Leagues, July 10th, sponsored by John Buckley Sports
Results Round 6 - Cork AAI Graded Leagues, July 28th, sponsored by John Buckley Sports - NEW
Memorial to Carrigaline Olympian Joe West Unveiled, July 7th
Unveiling of Sculpture Memorial to Carrigaline Olympian Joe West, 2pm Monday July 7th
Cork City Sports Photos
AAI  GloHealth Junior & U23 Championships, CIT, 6th July (On Athletics Ireland Website)
AAI GloHealth Juvenile Relay Championships, 5th July -  (On Athletics Ireland Website)

Cork AAI Registration Figures - June 2014, May 2014, April 2014

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

Round 1, CIT, 19:30, Thurs, May 12th - Results

Round  2, CIT, 19:30,Thurs May 28th - Results - Photos

Programme - Round 3: CIT, 19:30, Thurs June 12th - Results
Programme - Round 4: CIT, 19:30, Fri June 27th - Results

Programme - Round 5: CIT, 19:30, Thurs July 10th Results

Programme - Round 6, CIT, 19:30, Mon July 28th - Results

Juvenile T&F: Day 1 results Boys / Girls   Day 2 results Boys / Girls , PRO Report

19th June Cork AAI County Junior T&F Championships, Results

3rd July Cork AAI County Senior T&F Championships Results

Open Sports:

Aug 4th - Rising Sun Open Sports, CIT  Programme

Aug 10th - Liscarroll Open Sports, Liscarroll  Programme

Aug 24th - Bandon Sports, 12:00, Townpark, Bandon Programme


Track & Field Dates - See below for fuller list

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


Location of nearest Defibrillator in CIT Trackplease share this information


Cork AAI County  Results

Munster AAI Results

National AAI Results

Coach Education Information

Any who wants to join the county email list is asked to email with their name, club and email address.


Upcoming AAI Events:

All athletic Fixtures require an AAI licence/permit - Permits should to be applied for at least 4 months in advance of the event, and require approval by the County Board.   


Permit documents are available here, on


Please ensure that events you participate in have a valid AAI Permit.


Athletics on TV  

(Updated July 23rd)


Fixtures page (updated 29th Jul 2014)

Download July-Aug Fixtures (PDF File)

IAAF Stadium Events 2014

AAI T&F Events

Upcoming AAI Registered Events:

Mon 28th Jul, 19:30, Cork AAI T&F League - Round 6

Thurs 31st July, 20:00, Conna 5k

Fri 1st Aug, 19:30, Kinsale Regatta 5M

Mon 4th Aug, 13:00, Rising Sun Open Sports


For more fixtures see and 



AAI Registered Races (Cork) - Results:

July 2014:

Corkbeg 4, Cork AAI County Senior T&F Chps, Ballinascarthy 10k, Rd 5 Graded Leagues, Youghal 4, Bere Island Midsummer 5k, Bere Island Midsummer 10k, Fit Magazine 10k, Fit Magazine 5k, Streets of Fermoy 5k, Carrigtwohill 5k, Donoughmore 7, Keith Whyte Ultramaraton, Keith Whyte Half-Ultramarathon, Keith Whyte Marathon, Keith Whyte 10k, Banteer Show 5k, Churchtown South 5, Shannonvale 10k, Rebel Run4Fun.Round 6 - John Buckley Graded T&F Leagues


June 2014:

Cork City Marathon, Cork City Youth Marathon, Cork City Marathon Relay, Cork City Half-Marathon, Belle of Ballincollig 5k, East Ferry 5M, Streets of Fermoy 5k, Glanmire 4, Coolagown 5k, Ballyclough Harbour Festival 5k, Clonpriest 5k, Shanagarry 5, Willie Neenan Memorial 10k (Millstreet), Round 4 - John Buckley Graded T&F Leagues


May 2014:

Cheetah Run, Emer Casey 10k, Streets of Fermoy 5k, Ballyandreen 5, Rd 2 Graded Leagues, Old Abbey 5k, Kilcredan 5k, Dan Byrne Memorial 5k (Doneraile)


April 2014





Athletics News




County Board Officers



2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013


Bye Laws

Competition Bye Laws




Location of nearest Defibrillator in CIT Trackplease share this information

Track & Field Fixtures 2014

9th May - South Munster Schools T&F Chps, CIT - Day 1  -  RESULTS

11th May - Cork County Juvenile T&F Chps, CIT - Day 2 -  Results

12th May - South Munster Schools T&F Chps, CIT - Day 2   RESULTS

12th May - John Buckley Sports Graded T&F League Round 1, CIT -  Results

17th May - Munster Schools T&F Chps, CIT - Timetable

18th May - Co Masters T&F Chps, CIT - Results

18th May - AAI National T&F Leagues - Round 1

25th May - Cork County Juvenile 'B' T&F and Relay Chps, CIT - Results, PRO Report

28th May - John Buckley Sports Graded T&F League Round 2, CIT - Results

7th Jun - Munster Juvenile U/9 to U/13 T&F Chps - Day 1, Ennis

8th Jun - Munster Juvenile U/9 to U/13 T&F Chps - Day 2, Ennis

12th Jun - John Buckley Sports Graded T&F League Round 3, CIT Results

14th Jun - Munster Jun, Juv, Senior & Masters Inter-Club Relay Chps, CIT

15th Jun - Munster Juv, Jun, U-23, Senior & Masters T&F Chps, CIT

19th Jun - Cork AAI County Junior T&F Chps, CIT Results

22nd Jun - AAI National T&F Leagues - Round 2

27th Jun - John Buckley Sports Graded T&F League Round 4, CIT Results

28th Jun - AAI Munster Juvenile U/14 to U/19 Track & Field Chps, CIT

29th Jun - AAI Munster Juvenile U/14 to U/19 Track & Field Chps, CIT

03rd Jul - Cork AAI Co Senior T&F Chps, CIT Results

06th Jul - AAI Juvenile & Under 23 T&F Chps, CIT

08th Jul - 62nd Cork City Sports - Programme

10th Jul - John Buckley Sports Graded T&F League Round 5, CIT

28th Jul - John Buckley Sports Graded T&F League Round 6, CIT - Programme

10th Aug - AAI National Masters T&F Chps, Tullamore


June 22 – County Senior T&F

This event will be held on Thursday July 3rd in the CIT starting @ 6.30pm.  closing date for entries is Monday June 30th.  Hurdles/Steeplechase/Triple Jump/Pole Vault/Walks are not included in the programme but can be added if requested before the closing date – email  Entry fee is €5 per athlete before the closing date, €10 per athlete on the day of competition.

Programme / Entry Form


June 12 - Juvenile PRO Reports

County B Championships

Munster Combined Events


June 10 – County Junior T&F

This event will be held on Thursday June 19th in the CIT starting @ 6.30pm.  closing date for entries is Monday June 16th.  Hurdles/Steeplechase/Triple Jump/Pole Vault/Walks are not included in the programme but can be added if requested before the closing date – email  Entry fee is €5 per athlete before the closing date, €10 per athlete on the day of competition.

Programme & Details / Entry Form

May 25th, Sun - Juvenile T&F - Relays & County 'B' Chps: Results, PRO Report

May 18th, Sun - County Masters T&F Chps  -  Results


May 15 – Juvenile T&F

Juvenile T&F - Relays (11am) & County 'B' Chps (1pm): Programme

Entry Form (B’s) (U9 to U13) & Entry Form Relays U9 to U16  Closing Date – May 21st


May 15 – Juvenile T&F Results

Day 1  Boys / Girls

Day 2  Boys / Girls 


May 5 – County Masters T&F

Sunday May 18th, cover letter & programme, entry form, closing date May 14th


April 28 – Upcoming Juvenile T&F Events


Sun 11th ----Day 2 County Juvenile Championships @ 10am in CIT Programme

Sun 18th ----Courceys Annual Sports @ 1pm in Ballinspittle GAA pitch programme

Sun 25th ----County“B” Championships (1pm) and relays (11am), in CIT (entry forms will appear shortly on Homepage)


Wed 25th ---Riverstick-Kinsale AC 50th Annual Open Sports @ 6pm in Riverstick GAA pitch (Programme to follow)


April 24 – Courceys Sports, May 18th, 1pm, Balinspittle GAA

Courceys Athletic Club hold their annual Open Sports on Sunday May 18th @ 1pm in Ballinspittle GAA.  As always there is a great programme of events with sprints, middle distance, throws, long jump and relays.  A great day of sport is in prospect!  programme


April 21 – County Juvenile T&F Championships

Juvenile T&F Entry Forms : Closing date – extended to Friday April 25th

Cover Letter (published April 7th) / Programme

Juveniles U9 to U19 (excel 97, 2 tabs)

Relays U17 to U19


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


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


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.


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


Entry Form



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

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


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 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 or phone: 087 1436 121, email:

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 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 . 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


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


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


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.



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 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 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 here


- 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.



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


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 - 
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)

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