2012 Archive




December 9 – Gold for Fionnuala Britton & Lizzie Lee

Today proved to be yet another great day for Irish athletes at the European cross country championships in a very cold Budapest.  Reigning champion Fionnuala Britton from Wicklow successfully defended her title, the first female athlete to ever do so and led the Irish team to gold.  Among the scoring members was Cork Senior Cross Country Champion Lizzie Lee of Leevale who was the 4th scorer finishing in an impressive 23rd place.  Well done to all involved, for more information see www.athleticsireland.ie or www.leevale.org.


December 9 – AAI Novice Cross Country Championships

Well done to the Cork Novice men’s team who took gold today at this event in Adamstown, Co Wexford.  The team was led home by Tom O’Donoghue of East Cork in 8th place.  Leevale took silver in the club competition with Togher taking bronze.


There were impressive performances too by young athletes in the juvenile races, Well done to all.


Results available on www.athleticsireland.ie


December 8 – Belgooly 4 mile RR

The annual Belgooly 4 mile RR takes place on Wednesday December 26th.  The race starts @ 12 noon and is being held in aid of Bowel cancer research - Flyer


December 7 – Schools Cross Country Results

Results of the secondary schools cross country held in CIT Today Results

Anybody who took part who would like to join their local athletic club can find details on the Clubs page or email corkathletics@gmail.com


December 6 – Cork Novice Teams for AAI Cross Country

Queries to Michael Herlihy, corkathleticspro@gmail.com

Men 6000m 15:00 start
Ryan Creech Leevale AC

2 Colm Sheahan Leevale AC
3 Tim O'Donoghue East Cork AC
4 Eric Curran Leevale AC
5 Shane Coffey Togher AC
6 Elton Heffernan Togher AC
7 Peter Hanrahan Togher AC
8 John O'Connell Leevale AC
9 Allen Whitaker St Finbarrs
10 Eoin O'Keeffe St Finbarrs
11 Cullen Lynch Togher AC
12 John Shine Leevale AC
13 Sean O'Keeffe Togher AC
14 Kenneth Kelleher East Cork AC
15 Peter Fennell Togher AC

Womens Team is as it was;
Women 4000m - 14:45 start 
1 Aisling Moran UCC AC
2 Carol Finn Leevale AC
3 Orla Hayes Leevale AC
4 Orlagh Farmer Midleton AC
5 Fionnuala Desmond Leevale AC

6 Michelle Kenny, Midleton AC
7 Michelle Nolan St. Finbarrs AC
8 Aoife Quigley Crusaders AC
9 Anna Doris, Midleton AC
10 Eadaoin O’Neill East Cork
11 Rosaleen Mackeown Leevale AC


December 4 – County AGM Motions & Nominations Deadline

Closing Date for nominations and motions for the county AGM in January is tomorrow!  Nominations and motions are to be sent to the secretary Anne Murray.


The County International Awards night will take place on Friday January 18th.  Nominations to the secretary Anne Murray as soon as possible


December 4 – Bandon AC 5 mile RR

The Bandon 5 Mile Road Race will take place on Tuesday 1st Jan 2013.
This year, there is a €100 prize for a new course record!   The current course records are:

24:36 by Alan O’Shea (Bantry A.C) on Sunday 31 December 2006
27:53 by Lizzie Lee (Leevale A.C.) on Mon 2nd Jan 2012

Race Flyer -


November 28 – AAI Novice Cross Country, Adamstown, Co Wexford, December 9

All athletes and club secretaries; Please send me nominations for Cork Novice Cross Country Teams for All-Ireland Novice XC on December 9th by this Friday 30th November by 5pm. AAI are getting stricter about early entry so nominations required ASAP. EMAIL; CorkathleticsPRO@gmail.com.


November 27 – Cork Teams Update

Cork Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Teams for AAI Cross Country Named updated (Adamstown, Co Wexford, December 9th)

Cork Teams for Munster Masters Cross Country updated (December 2nd, Newmarket on Fergus, Co Clare)

Any athlete named on these teams unable to travel is asked to contact Mary Meagher – corkaaicompsec@gmail.com


November 27 – AAI Intercounty Cross Country

Well done to Lizzie Lee of Leevale who finished second in the AAI Womens Intercounty Cross Country Championships in Rathoath, Co Meath on Sunday, securing for herself a place on the Irish Womens Cross Country team for the upcoming European Cross Country Championships.  Her performance helped the Cork team finish 2nd in the team competition. The county junior mens team also took silver while the junior women and senior men both finished in 4th place.  Well done to all, results available on www.athleticsireland.ie.


November 20 – County Inter & Masters Cross Country

County Inter & Masters X-Country Results updated

queries to corkaaicompsec@gmail.com


November 15 – Cork Junior & Senior Cross Country Championships for AAI Cross Country

The Cork teams, junior & senior, for the upcoming national championships in Meath on November 25th have been provisionally named.  Athletes named who are unable to travel are asked to con tact the county team manager Noreen Murphy (085 7157810) as soon as possible, athletes not named are invited to contact the county team manager if interested.

Cork Junior & Senior Teams for AAI Cross Country


November 14 – Cork Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Teams for AAI Cross Country

The AAI Uneven Age cross country championships will take place on Sunday December 9th in Adamstown in Co. Wexford, (Located off the main Wexford - New Ross Road, ~2.5 hours drive from Cork City).   Athletes named on the cork teams unable to travel are asked to contact Mary Meagher - corkaaicompsec@gmail.com

Cork Teams


November 12 – Coaching Workshops

Just a quick mail to see what interest there is amongst clubs for the running of Coaching workshops in Cork from Jan-May 2013. Some of the workshops that can be offered include:


- Strength & Conditioning

- Sports Psychology

- Jumps

- Throws

- Sprints/Hurdles

- Road Running/Endurance

- Planning a Training Year


Please can clubs let me know if they would be interested in attending any of these and rough numbers of people that may attend from the club. Also let me know what days would suit best a 2 hour midweek workshop or 4 hour weekend workshop. Please e-mail me at steven@athleticsireland.ie. Thanks.


Kind Regards,


Steven Macklin

Regional Development Officer (Cork/Kerry/Limerick/Tipperary)

Athletics Ireland

E-mail: stevenmacklin@athleticsireland.ie

Tel: 0876335565




November 4 – Cork County Senior Cross Country Championships

The 2012 Cork County Junior and Senior Cross Country Championships were held today in Ballinhina, hosted by Carraig na bhFear AC.  An excellent course on the lands of the Buckley family brought out the best in those who took part. 

The junior womens race was won by Rachel O’Shea of West Muskerry with Togher AC winning the team title.  It was a junior team double for Togher who retained the junior men’s title with Cullen Lynch of Togher winning the race.  Lizzie Lee of Leevale won the womens race helping Leevale retain the team title.  The senior mens race was won by Mark Hanrahan of Leevale claiming his 5th individual senior title. After almost decade of trying, Leevale finally regained the senior men’s team title with East Cork the reigning champions finishing 2nd.  




The Cork teams, junior & senior, for the upcoming national championships in Meath on November 25th will be selected in the coming week, athletes available are asked to contact team manager Noreen Murphy (085 7157810) as soon as possible.



November 4 – County Intermediate & Masters Cross Country Championships

County Intermediate & Masters Cross Country, Millstreet, Nov 18th, 1pm – Entry Forms updated November 7th


November 2 – Munster Intermediate X-Country

Dear All,

Please forward me names for nomination for Cork Teams for Munster Intermediate Cross Country Championships on November 11th in Waterford. Names should be emailed to me by the end of this week and at the very latest by Monday 5th of November to corkathleticspro@gmail.com.

Please give me a ring if you have any questions.

Lets keep up the Gold medal winning momentum which we have already achieved in the Novice and win some more gold in the Intermediates!

Kind Regards,

Michael Herlihy
086 3168954      


November 2 – County Junior & Senior Cross Country Championships


For directions to the venue see -  www.carraignabhfearac.com.  The event is taking place in Ballinahina which is 3 mile from Carrignavar


The Cork County Junior & Senior Cross Country championships will take place on Sunday November 4th @ 1pm in Carrignavar.  A very exciting days competition is anticipated, last year’s senior mens race was one of the most thrilling races in many years with Barry Donovan of Leevale claiming his first county senior title while his club finished only a few points behind the winning club East Cork.  Leevale and Eagle have dominated the womens race in recent years but a strong challenge from St Finbarrs can be expected.

Entry forms are now posted, closing date 31st October, No entries accepted after 12 noon Noivember 2nd, Guests are welcome once they are registered members of AAI.

Entry Formupdated October 28th


October 28 – County Novice B & Juvenile B Cross Country Championships



October 24 – Cork Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Teams for AAI Cross Country

The AAI cross country championships will take place on Sunday November 25th in Rathoath in Co. Meath.  Athletes named on the cork teams unable to travel are asked to contact Mary Meagher - corkaaicompsec@gmail.com

Cork Teams


October 24 – County Junior & Senior Cross Country Championships

The Cork County Junior & Senior Cross Country championships will take place on Sunday November 4th @ 1pm in Carrignavar.  A very exciting days competition is anticipated, last year’s senior mens race was one of the most thrilling races in many years with Barry Donovan of Leevale claiming his first county senior title while his club finished only a few points behind the winning club East Cork.  Leevale and Eagle have dominated the womens race in recent years but a strong challenge from St Finbarrs can be expected.

Entry forms are now posted, closing date 1st November, Guests are welcome once they are registered members of AAI.

Entry Form



October 18 – County Novice B & Juvenile B Cross Country

Conna, Novice 12pm, Juvenile 1pm

Novice B entry Form

Juvenile B Entry Form


October 14 – County Juvenile Uneven Age X-Country, Carraig na bhFear, Results

October 14 – County Novice & U23 X-Country, Carraig na bhFear, Results

October 9 – Munster Novice Cross Country Championships

Athletes who are not Novice at County level, but wish to be considered for Cork team in Munster's should send their names to Anne Murray, County Secretary or Mickie Herlihy Team Manager before 12th October next

October 8 - County Juvenile Even Age X-Country, Castlelyons, Results

September 22 – County Cross Country Championships

Cover Letter

Entry Forms (excel format 1997)

County Juvenile Even Age (Oct 7th)

County Juvenile Uneven Age (Oct 14th)

County Novice & Under 23 (Oct 14th)

September 10 – Tower 10K

15th September Tower 10k Road Race at Old Head of Kinsale at 12 o'clock more info on www.runireland.com or contact Erin on 0861789048

September 10 – Charleville Half Marathon, Sunday September 23rd

The Charleville Half-Marathon www.charlevillehalf.com takes place this year on Sunday 23rd September 2012.


This race which goes by the slogan “The Flattest, Straightest and Fastest Half-Marathon in Ireland”, is set to provide a high quality event which allow runners to run a fast time over the flat course.  The course has been measured and certified to International standards by AIMS (The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) and will be using the best Chip timing available through Championchip. This demonstrates the lengths that race organisers are willing to go to ensure the race is of the highest quality.


Registration for the race can be done through their website http://www.charlevillehalf.com/registration/

And it is also possible to get a postal application form by emailing charlevillehalf@gmail.com or phoning Michael on 086 3168954.

mailto:charlevillehalf@gmail.comSouvenir t-shirts and medals are available in a flexible entry format where entrants can choose to take a medal and a t-shirt or not.

Online entries are available until Friday Sept. 21st. Entries are also being accepted at the Charleville Park Hotel from 3pm to 6pm on Saturday 22nd Sept. and on the morning of the race from 8:30am to 9:30am at St. Josephs Foundation, Bakers Rd. Charleville at the Start-Finish area.


Special accommodation deals are available through the Charleville Park Hotel www.charlevilleparkhotel.com


This year’s race is set to have a top class field take part with over 30 of Ireland’s elite male and female distance runners, including a number of Olympians. Most of these are taking part in order to make use of the fast flat course to set a fast time while others are using this race to gauge their fitness in the build up to the Dublin Marathon. Most runners in the race will use the race to set themselves up for the winter cross country and road race season. 

The names on the elite athlete list is quiet impressive and indicates that it will be one of the most competitive distance races of the year. The fact that so many of Irelands elite runners are set to attend indicates that this is a race not to be missed. If you want to get your winter season off to a good start then get your entry in soon at www.CharlevilleHalf.com

Entry Form

September 6 – Bronze for Orla Barry

Congratulations to Orla Barry of Leevale AC who won bronze in the Discus competition in the Paralympics in London.  Fro more details see www.leevale.org 

September 6 – Throws Workshop

Please find details below of a Throws workshop taking place in Cork IT next week. All coaches are encouraged to attend all workshops along with their athletes if possible to ensure maximum development of the athlete. These workshops are an ideal opportunity for coaches of all levels to update their knowledge and learn new ideas.


- Wed 12th September: Throws Workshop at Cork IT Track from 7-9pm. The session is open to all athletes/coaches aged 12+ only and the cost is €5 payable at registration from 6.40pm-6.55pm. Pavel Hazler and Munster Performance Squad Coach John Sheehan will be taking the session. Javelin will run from 7-9pm with John Sheehan and Pavel Hazler will do Shot Putt from 7-8pm & Discus from 8-9pm.


For more information contact RDO Steven Macklin at 0876335565 or e-mail steven@athleticsireland.ie.

September 2 – Cork Women’s Mini Marathon

The Cork women’s mini marathon takes place on Sunday September 16th @ 1pm in Cork city centre.  Online entry is open until this Sunday (September 9).  The race office opens Wednesday in Debenhams Patrick Street.  Anybody who wants to run the race is reminded to select competitive runner when entering so they will get access to the runner’s start.  

August 27 – Transfers Closed

Please note that transfers are no longer being accepted by the board for approval in September.  To review transfer rules see http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/transfer-form-2012.pdf

August 21- Final leg of County League

Final leg of the league takes place this Sunday in the CIT with events getting underway @ 2.30pm

August 21 – Ballincollig Regional Park 5k

A 5 K race will take place in Ballincollig Regional Park this Sunday at 11.30am.  The race is on grass, forest path and tarmac.  Parking in the Lidl carpark in West Ballincollig, Registration in the Gaelscoil in Ballincollig until 11.00am.  Details

August 11 – 4th for Rob in the 50Km Walk in the Olympics

There is huge delight in the athletics community after a wonderful performance by Robert Heffernan of Togher in the 50Km Walk in the London 2012 Olympics.  Robbie finished 4th in a new Irish Record Time.  Rob knocked over 8 minutes off the old Irish record.

The race was a very exciting affair.  Rob, encouraged by enthusiastic and intense Irish Support all around the course, was 8th at the 40K mark and moved up to 4th place over the last 10K.  Third place almost looked possible at one stage as the third placed athlete from China struggled, but he held on to take bronze.  Rob also had a great performance in the 20Km walk finishing 9th earlier this week!

Robert’s performance is one of the greatest performances by an Irish athlete at the Olympics, a performance he can be very proud of.  Well done Robbie!

Well done also to the other Cork Olympians who were in action in the Track and Field in London – Derval, Ciarán and Marian! 

Best of Luck to Olive who is in action in the women’s 20Km walk @ 5pm this afternoon!

August 9 – Cork Half Marathon, Blarney September 9th


August 7 – John Hartnett 10K

The John Hartnett 10 K race in Ballyhooly, Co.Cork is on next Sunday 12th August. The start time has changed. It will now start at 7pm. Registration is in the Community Hall.Ballyhooly is 5 miles from Fermoy on the Mallow road.

August 2 – Buttevant 5K

Friday August 17, 7.30pm

July 21 – County T&F League Change of Date

The county T&F league due to be held on Sunday August 12th is now taking place on Saturday 11th August in the CIT.

July 16 – AAI Inter Club Juvenile Relays

Any club wishing to enter relay teams for National Championships must enter the team themselves, send the entry to AAI  (competitions: Athletic Association of Ireland, Unit 19, Northwood Court
Northwood Business Campus, Santry, Dublin 9) on club headed paper.

Any teams who were 1st, 2nd or 3rd in County championships U/12 to U/19 are eligible. 

July 16 – Kinsale Regatta 5 mile RR

This event will take place on Friday August 3rd in Kinsale, €5 from the entry fee will be donated to the Crumlin Children’s Hospital


July 7 – Liscarroll Sports

Liscarroll AC hold their annual open sports on Sunday August 12th.  The Sports is now one of the biggest in Munster and a great day is assured.

Liscarroll AC Sports Programme

Rising Sun AC hold their annual open sports on the August Bank Holiday Monday, August 6th, programme is available on www.risingsunac.com.

July 3 – Grange Fermoy Sports

Grange Fermoy AC will hold their annual sports on this Friday in Fermoy.  There is an excellent programme of events and with a more favourable weather forecast this time around, Friday evening should be a very enjoyable evening for athletes.

Grange Fermoy Sports

June 26 – Fanahan McSweeney Open Sports

This event is taking place on Friday July 20th @ Araglin GAA.  There is a good programme of events and an enjoyable evening is in prospect.  Programme

June 20 – Athletics Ireland Club Colours Competition, €500 Prize


June 20 – Togher Website

The Togher AC website can now be found @ http://www.togherathletics.org/ 

June 20 -  Coaching Workshop

Wednesday 20th June: Jump Workshop at Cork IT Track from 7-9pm. The session is open to all athletes/coaches aged 12+ only and the cost is €5 payable at registration from 6.30pm-6.55pm. Munster performance squad coaches Chris Regan, Stephen Fleming and Eamon Flanagan will be taking the sessions. Events to be covered on the night include Long Jump, High Jump and Pole Vault.


All coaches are encouraged to attend the workshop along with their athletes if possible, to ensure maximum development of the athlete. These workshops are an ideal opportunity for coaches of all levels to update their knowledge and learn new ideas.

June 14 – Inniscarra 4 mile Classic RR

The annual Inniscarra 4 mile Classic RR takes place this Friday.  Proceeds of the race go to the community centre.  Full details are available on the flyer.

June 10 – Grange Fermoy Open Sports

Grange Fermoy Open Sports will take place this Friday (June 15th) in Coláiste an Craoibhin in Fermoy starting at 6.30pm

June 5 – Cork City Sports Junior Mile

With European championships and Olympics making for a busy season of track and field, Cork City Sports committee has decided to hold this year’s 61st Cork City Sports on Tuesday 17th July. The decision means that the Sports reverts to it’s original mid-week setting, and that is sure to be popular amongst athletes and spectators alike. The Sports will again be staged at the Cork IT Athletics Stadium.


There will be a Junior Mens Mile race with a provisional start time of 8.30pm. Any athlete wishing to enter this race must e-mail RDO Steven Macklin steven@athleticsireland.ie the following details ASAP:



- Club

- 1500m PB & SB

- E mail


The race is open to all born 1993-1996 with priority given to those running sub 4.15 for 1500m. This junior race always fills up fast and there will be limited places available, so get entries in early. Full details are available at http://www.corkcitysports.ie.

June 5 – History of Athletics in Cork

Liam Fleming of Bandon Athletic Club is compiling a book on the history of athletics in Cork.  He has carried out a considerable amount of research, gathering results all the way back to the 40’s.  Liam is anxious to gather photographs for inclusion in his book.  Anybody with photographs which they think may be of interest can contact Liam on fleming.liam1@gmail.com 

May 29 – County Jnr, Snr & Masters T&F


May 29 – Cork City Marathon

The Cork City Marathon will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, the event is an important fundraiser for the board and stewards are needed, anybody available to help out is asked to contact Pat Buckley / Pat Walsh 085 1480725.

May 29 – County Board Meeting on June 6th will start @ 8.30pm

The John Buckley Sponsored T&F League is on in the CIT the same evening @ 7.30pm, so the scheduled county board meeting will not begin until 8.30pm

May 21 – Courceys Open Sports

Courceys AC hold their annual open sports this Sunday @ 1pm in Ballinspittle GAA grounds. There is a fantastic programme of events with field events, track events and relays!  programme

May 21 – County Relay & B Results


B Championships

May 14 – Day 2 County Juvenile T&F


May 9 – County Juvenile B T&F & Relays

Closing date for entry to these competitions is Tuesday May 15th.

Email entries to corkaaicompsec@gmail.com

Relay Entry Form

B Championships Entry Form (U9-U13 only, limit of 2 events per athlete)

Relays – 4x300m relay are now 4x400m relays

B Championships – Open to athletes who do not win a medal at the A championships on May 6th & 13th.


Closing date for entry to these competitions is Wednesday May 23rd.

Email entries to corkaaicompsec@gmail.com

Entry Form

Postal Entry Form (post to 3 Whitethorn Drive, Station Rd, Blarney, Co Cork)


May 7 – County Juvenile T&F Results

Day 1 Results

(click on tabs at bottom of page to view different results)

April 19 – Bride 10K in Rathcormack, Sunday April 22nd

Please note that this is the only permitted road race on this Sunday Flyer, no other road race in the county on this day has a permit.  Athletes are requested not to support events that do not have a permit. All events listed on the fixtures page have permits.

April 15 – Dates for John Buckley Graded T&F Meet 2012

Dates for the 2012 league have been confirmed, 8 meetings in total, two per month starting on May 1st.  All meetings will be held in the CIT with a 7.30pm start time.  These meetings are open to athletes outside of the county.  Details

April 15 – Munster Squad Day

A reminder the last remaining Munster Squad Day takes place on Saturday 21st April at Cork IT Track

Both the Development Squad session and the Performance Squad session will run together from 10am-1pm. The Development Squad session is open to all registered club/school athletes in Munster born 1998 (u14)-1993 (u20). Registration starts at 9.30am sharp and closes at 9.50am and the cost is 5 Euro. Again this is an open session and all athletes are welcome. The events being covered on the day are Sprints, Hurdles, Long Jump and Shot Putt.

The Performance Squad register at 9.30am sharp also and this is ONLY open to the 85 selected athletes born 1996-1992. All personal coaches are also encouraged to attend with their athletes. Performance Squad coaches will be in touch with the personal coaches with a plan for the day for their event group.

Powerade will be attending on the day doing some hydration testing with the athletes and squad gear should be available also on the day for the Performance squad athletes. International athlete Kelly Proper will also be in attendance. All athletes aged 16+ will also be able to participate in the Powerade 100m Challenge at 1pm if interested. More details here http://www.powerade.ie/en_IE/onyourmarks/.

Please inform all athletes/coaches in your clubs about the squad day and pass on to anyone that may be interested. Also please encourage all personal coaches to attend.

Steven Macklin

Regional Development Officer (Cork/Kerry/Limerick/Tipperary)

Athletics Ireland                                       

April 15 – Powerade Olympic 100m

Set your Personal Best in the London 2012 Olympic Stadium with Powerade

Powerade, the brand responsible for hydrating athletes at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is today launching a campaign offering amateur Irish sportsmen and women the chance to be the first Irish people to set their own 100m record at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.

On Thursday 3rd May 2012, Powerade will be giving sports enthusiasts exclusive access to run 100m on the track at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, with the fastest runners setting their own ‘Personal Bests’ in the stadium that will host the track and field events at this summer’s Games.

To be in with a chance of winning this once-in-a-lifetime experience, entrants need to simply register and participate in one of four‘Powerade Ireland On Your Marks’ regional 100m race events. Simply register online at www.powerade.ie/onyourmarks for one of the four regional events and participate on the day to be entered.

The free Regional events, hosted in conjunction with Athletics Ireland, will take place in Connacht (Knocknarea Arena, I.T. Sligo)and Ulster (Antrim Forum) on the 14th April and Munster (Cork I.T.) and Leinster (Morton Stadium, Santry) on the 22nd April.

The participants don’t need to be the fastest person in the World to win, they just need to be there and show their determination. At the end of each regional event every participant’s race number will be placed in a draw to win one of four places on the Powerade London 2012 Olympic Stadium Experience

Every participant will receive a Powerade ION4 Sports Bottle and can also get involved in the Race Ready Warm Ups on the day along with Hydration Testing and hints and tips from a Powerade Sports Scientist.

The Olympic Stadium experience will include travel to, and a tour of the stadium, expert advice on preparation and training techniques from Jessica Ennis’s coach Toni Minichiello, coaching tips from Derval O’Rourke, Powerade Ireland Brand Ambassador, and the chance to run 100m Irish track record in the same venue, which will see world-class athletes make sporting history during the Games this summer.

Derval O’Rourke, Powerade Ireland Brand Ambassador said; “This is an amazing opportunity for someone to run a 100m at the Olympic Stadium in London and set their own personal best, which will also be an Irish track record. The winners will get a chance to experience what it will feel to be an elite athlete runnning in the Olympic Stadium even before the athletes do! I am looking forward to being able to help the winners on the day with tips on how they can set their personal best on the 3rd May.”

Jennifer Branigan, Brand Activation Manager for Powerade Ireland, commented, “2012 is an exciting year for Powerade as we gear up to hydrate athletes during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We’re delighted to be offering sportsmen and women the opportunity to compete in the Olympic Stadium and create their own moment of sporting history. I’m sure it will be an unforgettable experience for the winner.”

Powerade is hydrating many of the Irish Team hopefuls in the preparation for and during the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Powerade Olympic Games Sports bottle is also available for free with promotional bottles of Powerade ION4 and Zero, purchased between now and Games time.

For more information about the competition, see www.powerade.ie/onyourmarks


Steven Macklin

Regional Development Officer (Cork/Kerry/Limerick/Tipperary)

Athletics Ireland

April 15 – County Juvenile T&F Championships

The County Juvenile A cross country championships will be held on Sunday May 6th & 13th programme

Entries to competition secretary (corkaaicompsec@gmail.com) by Friday April 20th.  All fees must be paid by this date, fees €1 per athlete per event.

Entry Form (Excel Format)

Cover Letter

Postal Entry Form

Relay Entry Form

(County  B Entry From to Follow)

March 20 - Upcoming Events


April 14/15 Leevale Open Sports – see www.leevale.org

April 29 - Riverstick Open Sports – Programme

Road Races

April 19 – Ballintotis Road Race (see below)

April 22 – Bride 10K (Rathcormack) Flyer

All Ireland Champions Point The Way To Ballintotis Road Race


Ballintotis will again host the opening evening fixture on the extremely busy Cork road running calendar on Thursday April 19th.  Two years ago, the inaugural ‘4’ miler at the picturesque venue, located just off the Main N25 road between Midleton and Castlemartyr, proved an outstanding success with nearly 450 runners taking part. Twelve months on over 550 went to the start line, whilst another sizeable contingent took part in the non competitive walk.


This year’s race was officially launched by the Lakeside at Loughaderra with Donal O’Sullivan General Manager of Trabolgan Holiday Village joining local organisers to kick start the countdown to an occasion that will again see all proceeds going towards the Ballintotis Area Community Council Building Fund.


East Cork AC who previously held the fixture in nearby Castlemartyr are again to the fore in the organisation and promotion of the race as are members of the highly respected Ballycotton Running Promotions team.  Without the tremendous help and co-operation of both the aforementioned the race would not be possible to stage.


Currently the main objective of the Ballintotis Community Council Committee is to provide a suitable multi purpose floor on the splendid new Community Centre which is located adjacent to the Church grounds. Since last year’s race tremendous progress has been made as reflected by the fact that the Centre will be HQ for the big April 19th fixture. The staging of the race at the venue over the past 2 years has generated a vital part of the funding which has seen such major work already completed.


So this year (weather permitting) the focus will both be on the new construction and the Car Park of St Colman’s Church which will again be the venue for after race refreshments on the lake side at Loughaderra. The start line is approximately 200 meters from the race base and the course will see the runners pass the Car Park as they set out on what is predominantly a fast flat course along quiet country roads, before finishing back in front of the Church.


Entry fee for the event is 10 euro, with all finishers receiving a souvenir tee shirt.  There is a wide range of prizes in all categories along with a plentiful supply of spot prizes. For those who make the headlines up front some attractive prizes are on offer topped by a family weekend break at Trabolgan Holiday Village for both first man and first lady across the line. Incidentally both James McCarthy of East Cork AC and Rhona Lynch of Eagle AC have won the event in both 2010 and 2011.


Race time on Thursday 19th is 8pm with all participants urged to arrive early and follow the advice of the stewards in relation to parking..
Meantime a non competitive walk will also be held beginning at 6.30pm over the same course.  Again entry fee for adults is 10 euro which automatically entitles the participants to the aforementioned commemorative tee shirt.  Children accompanied by an adult can partake free of charge.


Entry to both the race and walk, changing facilities, refreshments and prize giving will all be centred in close proximity.


*Further information is available on www.ballintotis.com or by calling Sean Murphy or John Cashman on the special race line number 086-8778182      .

March 10 – Bandon AC Half Marathon & 10K RR

This event will take place on Saturday May 12th in Bandon, see flyer for details, Flyer – front, back

March 10 – Fixture Page Updated

The fixtures page has been update with dates of local events and championships - Fixtures

March 2 – Competition Bye Laws

County Competition Bye Laws

March 2 – Coaching Update

A  Jumps workshop will take place on Wednesday 7th March from 7-9pm at Cork IT Track. It is open to all athletes/coaches aged 12+ with registration taking place at 6.45pm sharp and workshop starting at 7pm. You simply come along on the night and pay €5.

The events covered on the night will be High Jump, Long Jump and Pole Vault. Munster Performance Squad Coaches Chris Regan High Jump, Eamon Flanagan Pole Vault and Stephen Fleming Long Jump will be taking the session.

Please inform all athletes/coaches in your clubs about this workshop and pass on to anyone that may be interested.

Just a reminder that the next Munster squad day for both the Development Squad and the Performance Squad will be taking place on Saturday 10th March at the UL Track. The Development Squad session runs from 10am-12pm and is open to all registered club athletes in Munster born 1998 (u14)-1993 (u20). Registration starts at 9.30am and closes at 9.55am and cost is €5. The events that will be covered on the day will be confirmed early next week.


The Performance Squad starts at 12.30pm and will run until roughly 3.30-4pm and this is only open to the 85 selected athletes born 1996-1992. The head event coaches will be in contact with the personal coaches of the athletes with their program for the day.

The dates for the squad sessions are:

- March 10th UL

- April 7th Castleisland

- April 21st Cork IT

 As always coaches are very welcome to attend and sit in on the sessions.

Kind Regards,
Steven Macklin

Regional Development Officer (Cork/Kerry/Limerick/Tipperary) Athletics Ireland
E-mail:   stevenmacklin@athleticsireland.ie <stevenmacklin@athleticsireland.ie,  Tel: 0876335565

February 10 – Munster Schools Cross Country


February 2 - Teams for National Intermediate and Masters, Boyle Sunday Feb 5th:

Cork County AAI Board bus leaving from Patrick's Quay at 12 noon on Sat.

All athletes are expected to be at the course at least 2 hours before the race in order to collect numbers and Cork team singlets from John Quigley Intermediate and Masters Team Manager on the day.


Women's Intermediate Team - Cork (4,000m) 14:50

Sally McCarthy UCC AC

Martina Kiely St. Finbarrs AC

Valerie Vaughan St. Finbarrs AC

Aoife Quigley Crusaders AC

Annmarie Holland Eagle AC

Sinead Ni Chonchuir Eagle AC

Maura Regan Eagle AC

Elaine Guinane Eagle AC

Mens Intermediate Team - Cork (10,000m) 15:10

Shane Coffey Togher AC

Eoin O'Sullivan Togher AC

Peter Hanrahan Togher AC

John Meade St. Finbarrs AC

Cathal O'Donovan St. Finbarrs AC

Rory O'Sullivan St. Finbarrs

Diarmuid Collins East Cork AC

Kenneth Kelleher East Cork AC

Robert Patterson St. Finbarrs AC

Donal Coakley Togher AC

Sean O'Keeffe Togher AC

Rob Long Togher AC


Masters Women Race (4,000m) 14:00

F40: Carmel Crowley (Bandon), Ann Marie Healy (Eagle), Anna Doris & Sally Drennan (Midleton), Ger O'Shea (St. Finbarr's)

F50: Kathleen O'Brien (East Cork), Carmel Parnell (Leevale), Mary Murphy, Mary Sweeney, Amanda Stavrou & Marion Lyons (St. Finbarr's)

Masters Mens Race (7,000m) 14:20

M40: Ian O Leary (Donore Harriers), Frank Hayes & Denis McCarthy (East Cork), Andy Gibson (Eagle), John Griffin (Grange Fermoy), John Hennessy (Midleton), Daniel Stiegler & Gerard Cronin (St. Finbarr's)

M50: Stanislaw Byczek (Midleton), Pat Murphy, Joe Murphy, Pat twomey & John Quigley (Eagle), Dan Kennedy & Eamonn McEvoy (St. Finbarr's)


John Quigley has kindly stepped in for the Intermediate team and will have all singlets for athletes at the course.

Please contact John Quigley (County Masters ( & Intermediate) XC Team Manager) if you are unable to attend on the day or if you have any queries, 087-6261178 / eagle262@eircom.net

January 27 – South Munster Schools Cross Country Results

January 22 – Munster Squad Day

The 2nd Munster Squad day of the 2011/2012 season takes place on Sunday 5th February at Nenagh Indoor Stadium Co Tipperary. The following are the details for the day:


Munster Development Squad 10am-12pm with registration at 9.30am sharp. This session is for all u14 (1999)-u20 (1993) athletes in 2012 age groups. This is open to all athletes from all clubs in Munster and the cost is €5 payable at registration at 9.30am. The events covered on the day will be Sprints, Hurdles, Shot and Long Jump.


Munster Performance Squad 12.30pm-4pm with registration at 12.15pm sharp. This session is only open to the 85 athletes slected on the performance squad via letter to their club and parents before Christmas. This is for those selected athletes in the u17 (1996)-u21 (1992) age groups in 2012. The head event coach for each event will e-mail the personal coaches with plans for the day.


Irish Team Coach Br. John Dooley will also be in attendance, acting as guest speaker for the performance squad at 12.30pm sharp with the sessions starting at 1pm.


Please can all clubs pass on the details above to all athletes/coaches in their clubs. Thanks.


Kind Regards,

Steven Macklin

Regional Development Officer (Cork/Kerry/Limerick/Tipperary)

Athletics Ireland


E-mail: stevenmacklin@athleticsireland.ie

Tel: 0876335565

January 22 – County Intermediate / Masters Cross Country Teams for Roscommon, February 5th

Athletes wishing to travel on the County Board bus to Boyle should give their names to county secretary by Thursday 6 p.m (Anne Murray 087 1422992) Places will be on a first come first served basis. Athletes wishing to run for Cork should contact Michael O'Herlihy for the Intermediate and John Quigley for the Masters Entries must be in Dublin by Friday!

"Please notify John Quigley (County Masters XC Team Manager), 087-6261178eagle262@eircom.net, if you wish to be nominated or have an athlete nominated on the Cork County Masters Cross Country teams for the National Masters Cross Country Championships on Sunday 5th February 2011, Boyle, Co. Roscommon @ 2pm (Women)/2:20pm (Men).

mailto:eagle262@eircom.netJohn has asked that nominations are submitted to him ASAP/Immediately to be included on the team, as teams must be entered by Friday next, Jan 27th.

The County Board will be sending a bus.

Intermediate championships are on the same day, please contact Michael O’Herlihy if you wish to be included on the county team, corkathleticspro@gmail.com

January 21 – 2012 Coaching Calendar

Coach Education courses taking place in Cork/Kerry/Limerick/Tipperary region, are now available on the AAI online application system. All course applicants can now apply online and courses close 7 days before course start date. To ensure a place on a course please make sure all coaches register online at least 2 weeks before a course start date. Please also make sure you fill in all information requested and provide a valid e-mail address. This e-mail address will be use to send exact course details to you 3-4 days before the start date.

The link for applying online is here https://events.athleticsireland.ie/ps/event/listings?view=OTHER and full details will be available at the coaching & development section of the AAI website also here http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?page_id=2609.

All workshops will run as per usual with payment taken on the night €5 and taken up to 5 mins before workshop start time. The online payment system is for Coach Education courses only not workshops.

Kind Regards,


Steven Macklin

Regional Development Officer (Cork/Kerry/Limerick/Tipperary)

Athletics Ireland


E-mail: stevenmacklin@athleticsireland.ie

Tel: 0876335565

Calendar (Jan-May 2012)

January 21 – Mealagh 10 mile RR

3rd Mealagh Valley Ring, 10 mile road race, 12th February, runners @ 12.00 and walkers starting @ 11am.   See www.runireland.com for registration.


January 21 – County International Awards Night

This Event took place on Friday, 20/01/2012 in The River Lee Hotel, Western Road, Cork.


The following athletes received International Awards:

Dean Cronin Blarney/Inniscarra A,C,

Ailis McSweeney, Leevale A.C.

Derval O’Rourke, Leevale A.C

Ciaran O’Lionard, Leevale A.C.

Mark Hanrahan, Leevale A.C.

Carmel Crowley. Bandon. A.C.

Roisin Howard, Bandon; A.C.

Joan Healy, Bandon; A.C.

Mary Sweeney, St. Finbarr’s A.C.

Claire McCarthy, St. Finbarr’s A.C.

Tony Kelleher, Togher A.C.

Marian Heffernan, Togher A.C.

Robert Heffernan, Togher A.C.

Frank Hayes, East Cork A.C.

Kathleen O’Brien, East Cork A.C.

Maureen Glanton, Skibbereen A.C.

Priscilla O'Sullivan, Bandon.

There is also a special award for the 2011 Cork Ladies Cross Country Team of:

Claire McCarthy, St. Finbarr’s A.C.

Lizzie Lee, Leevale A.C.

Michelle Finn, Leevale A.C.

Carmel Crowley, Bandon A.C.

Niamh Roe, Eagle A.C.

Sinead O'Connor, Leevale A.C.

A number of County Awards will also be made on the night.

January 8 - Munster Senior and Junior XC - Cork Teams

Please notify Noreen Murphy (County Senior XC Team Manager) 0857157810 if you wish to be nominated or have an athlete nominated on the Cork County Senior Cross Country team for the Munster Senior Cross Country Championships on Sunday 15th January 2011, Beaufort, Co. Kerry @ 12 noon.

Noreen has asked that nominations are submitted to her ASAP/Immediately to be included on the team.

Any Juniors to be nominated, please contact Junior manager Ian O Sullivan on 087 9580700