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Cork City Marathon Results - April 1985

 Results of Cork City Marathon 1985

Cork

Monday April 8th 1985

 

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Billy Gallagher, Roscommon, wins Cork 800 Marathon Sheila Curtin, North Cork AC, wins Cork 800 Marathon

 

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John Walshes' Article recalling the event, in the Echo, on Tuesday June 23rd 2020

 

Marathon in 1985 got an extra boost from the Cork 800 celebrations

Easter Monday, April 8th 1985

This article, by John Walshe, appeared in The Echo, on Tuesday June 23rd 2020


cork 800 marathon 1985 parnell bridgeEarly stages, after starting outside AIB on South Mall, the filed makes it's way over Parnell Bridge. Note Pat Dempsey, Leevale AC, on bottom left

Thirty-five year ago, the Cork 800 celebrations proved to be a blessing for the increasing number of races then appearing on the scene as the once-off ‘Cork 800’ logo on the finishers’ plaque became a special attraction for participants.

To celebrate that 1985 occasion, a couple of new races appeared over the ‘8K’ distance, one organised by St Finbarr’s and the other by the Togher club - Togher 8k Results.

Another popular event was the Cork Half-Marathon held by the Friends of the Wheelchair Association on St Patrick’s Day. This was seen as the ideal build-up to the fourth adidas Cork City Marathon fixed for April 8.

It took place over roughly the second half of the marathon route and attracted over 1,100 runners. Two Kerry athletes, John Linehan and John Griffin, finished first and second with Tony Ryan from Dungarvan third. Catherine Hourihan of St Finbarr’s won the women’s race, but neither would figure over the full distance three weeks later.

After the excitement and controversy of the previous year, the 1985 marathon was a much quieter affair as the national governing body BLE decided to hold their championship race separately in Limerick at the end of June.

However, there was still a good incentive to attract the top athletes to Cork as the first prize was an all-expenses paid trip to the New York City Marathon the following November.

Almost 1,000 entries were received and speaking at the press conference before the race, Michael O’Connell of adidas said they were pleased with the response as the bad weather over the previous few months had not been conducive to marathon training.

The organisers were also making every effort to make it a value for money event with every participant being rewarded with a special Cork 800 T-shirt while all finishers received the marathon medallion, all for an entry fee of six pounds.

The course had been changed from the previous three versions and now went through Douglas village before doubling back through Church Street onto the main Douglas Road. It made for a faster route as the exclusion of the dreaded Temple Hill made it much easier.

The pre-race favourites were Paddy Murphy from Kildare, fourth the previous year and now the world veteran marathon champion, and Roscommon man, Billy Gallagher.

The 29-year-old Gallagher, who worked as a Department of Agriculture official in Cavan town, had completed over 20 marathons and was considered something of an ‘iron man’. Amongst his accomplishments was winning the Templemore 50-miler just three weeks after finishing third in the National Marathon.

Local hopes rested on John Buckley, then coming to the end of a senior career which saw him winning the Irish Cross-Country title at just 19 years of age.

Reaching veteran status would see him enter another hugely successful sphere, culminating in world titles six years later. Profiled before the marathon, the St Finbarr’s man said: “times have really changed now with events like the Evening Echo Mini-Marathon and the marathons and half-marathons introducing hundreds of people to running,” sentiments that no doubt could be repeated today.

With Lucy O’Donoghue unable to take part due to injury and the non-appearance of British international Sally McDiarmuid, the women’s race was seen as a battle between Shelia Curtin of North Cork (the Munster 10-mile champion) and Catherine Speight of Leevale, who had performed well in the adidas series of 10km races for women around the Tramore Road circuit.

Although the weather hadn’t been favourable in the days leading up to Easter Monday, conditions on the morning were ideal, dry with very little wind. Shortly after the opening mile (reached in 4:58), a group of six had formed at the front. The two favourites Gallagher and Murphy were there, along with Buckley, Michael Carey of Leevale, Christy Ryan (West Tipperary) and regular contender Willie Hayes of Reenavanna.

The three-mile mark came up in 15:38 and shortly afterwards it was down to five as Ryan lost contact. Coming up to eight miles, Carey and Hayes were dropped and after reaching the 10-mile checkpoint in 52:43, Buckley also had to let go.

Gallagher and Murphy passed through the half-way point in 68:22, with still no sign of hurt on either of their faces. Back through the city and down the Marina, Gallagher opened a slight five metre lead but on the climb out of Blackrock, Murphy had regained contact with the clock showing 1:45:05 at 20 miles.

It stayed that way up to 23 miles but then when the leaders hit the roundabout leading into Douglas, Gallagher made his move. Murphy failed to respond and the younger man slowly pulled away.

Approaching the finish, Gallagher realised he had a chance of breaking 2:19 for the first time and a lunge for the line saw him just getting there in 2:18:58.

A tiring Murphy finished almost a minute later in 2:19:51 and then there was a big gap before a delighted Michael Carey arrived to take third in 2:26:42 and, with it, the Munster title.

Willie Hayes, sixth three years before, had another consistent run to improve to fourth in 2:29:29, just 27 seconds ahead of a man who had arguably the performance of the day.

For Derry O’Driscoll from Cobh, running for St Finbarr’s, it was a remarkable personal best time at the age of 47. After running 2:33 in the Sea of Galilee Marathon before Christmas, O’Driscoll thought he might have an outside chance of breaking 2:30 and achieve this he did by four seconds when recording 2:29:56.

Two clubmates of Paddy Murphy from Kildare, Brendan Domican and Stephen O’Toole, took sixth and seventh positions. John Buckley suffered a lot over the final few miles but kept going to eventually finish in 2:45:21 for 26th position.

Sheila Curtin from Newtownshandrum ran an excellent race to take the women’s title in only her second marathon. The Fr Liam Kelleher-coached Curtin – whose sister Maura had finished second two years before – had to stop at 20 miles where she was passed by Catherine Speight.

Regaining her composure, she passed Speight again three miles later to finish in 3:01:23 and but for her bad patch would surely have broken the three-hour barrier.

Speight was rewarded with a credible 3:04:13 for second and Marion Lyons, in her first marathon, took third in 3:06:58.

As in every marathon, there were many tales of courage and inspiration. One such performance was that of Richard O’Mahony from the Crusaders club in Dublin. He finished 15th overall in a time of 2:41:02 despite the double handicap of being deaf and dumb.  

NEXT WEEK: 1986 – ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END

    
Full Results, Irish Runner Magazine Report and Results Booklet

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RESULTS (MEN)

1 Billy Gallagher         2:18:58
2 Pat Murphy                2:19:51
3 Michael Carey                2:26:42
4 Willie Hayes                2:29:29
5 Derry O’Driscoll        2:29:56
6 Brendan Domican        2:31:38
7 Stephen O’Toole        2:32:06
8 Roddy Burke                2:32:37
9 Michael Roche                2:33:20
10 Christy Crowley        2:34:17

 

RESULTS (WOMEN)

1 Sheila Curtin                3:01:23
2 Catherine Speight        3:04:13
3 Marion Lyons                3:06:58
4 Rose Crockett                3:08:32
5 Triona Kelly                3:16:39
6 Mary Sweeney                3:21:07

 

Amongst the 733 recorded finishers were:

* George Walsh from Youghal was over eight minutes faster than the previous year when finishing 12th in 2:37:06.

* Husband-and-wife Eric and Rose Crockett (St Finbarr’s) recorded respective times of 2:38:16 and 3:08:32.

* Under the three hours were Pat Motyer from Ballycotton (2:57:06), Joe Murphy of Eagle (2:57:13) and John O’Connell from Passage West who just made it with 2:59:02.

* Just missing a sub-3:00 by 14 seconds was John Brady from Charleville who finished 95th overall.

* Athletics historian Liam Fleming from Ballinascarthy ran 3:06:38 with Tim Geary of Leamlara close behind on 3:07:53.

* Not far away were Maurice Tobin of the Youghal club – now a member of Grange-Fermoy – who finished in 3:08:58 and Christy O’Driscoll from Dublin Hill who clocked 3:09:23.

* Peter Fenlon recorded 3:12:27 with Anthony Prendergast of St Nicholas (Castlelyons) six seconds behind in 3:12:33.

* Dan Nagle from the Mallow club finished in 3:21:59 with Anthony Donnachie from Cobh on 3:24:13.

* Two Cork BHAA stalwarts, Sean Walsh and Eddie Mullane, both of the Quigley Company, finished a second apart in times of 3:27:30 and 3:27:31.

 

 

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Race Report (Irish runner, Vol 5, No 3, April/May 1985)

ADIDAS CORK CITY MARATHON

BY DAVE DEMPSEY


Gallagher Wins Tough Duel


Billy Gallagher had never been in Cork before, but you can bet your bottom dollar that he will be back, and to a hero’s wel
come. The 29 year old Roscommon runner was indeed the hero of the fourth annual Cork City Marathon.


Not quite the major event that it has been, this year’s race nonetheless attracted a field of 1,000 athletes all of whom were to enjoy the welcome that the Southern City’s marathon is now famous for.


Pre-race favourite was world veterans marathon champion, Paddy Murphy (Kildare), and indeed with his recent 10k times he looked the best bet; but Gallagher had other ideas.


The opening mile was a lively 4:58, courtesy of Thomas Hoey of Donagh- mede. But that was to be Hoey’s only moment of glory. Shortly afterwards the real racing began and the leading pack was down to just six, with Christy Ryan (South Tipp.), Willie Hayes (Reenavana), local favourites John Buckley (St. Finbarrs) and Mick Carey (Leevale) covering Gallagher’s and Murphy’s every step.


Three miles in 15:38 and still there were six. Then the first water station, and Ryan began to wilt, never to regain contact. The next mile was another 5:13 affair, and it was still these five with Paul Delaney, Murphys training partner, chasing Ryan hard for sixth place, and himself being closely followed by two of the Souths best known veteran marathoners, George Walsh (Youghal) and Derry O'Driscoll (Leevale).


Six miles came up in 31:28, and suddenly it was all beginning to happen. Gallagher had moved, almost slipped, to the front, and the pack had thinned down to just three, as first Hayes, then Carey lost contact. A drink station a little later allowed Carey to claw his way back, but, even then, the writing was on the wall for all but Murphy and Gallagher.


Eight miles came up in 42:11 and Carey was again out the back — this time for the final time, the 2:17 early pace just too hot for him. It was down to just three.


The ten passed in 52:43, not much outside what John buckley would expect to do in a ten mile road race, and
he was beginning to show it, as he was forced to let the other two away just 800 metres later. The real racing had begun.
Eleven miles 58:03, and halfway in 68:22, and still there was no sign of hurt on either of the leaders’ faces.

1985 adidas cork 800 marathon results booklet murphy gallagherMurphy and Gallagher neck-and-neck at Victoria Cross - Note the traffic behind, and also get an idea of the large numbers of spectators that day

Back through the city and out to the Marina, miling steadily at about 5 minute pace, and both runners looking like they were capable of taking the race.


Then Murphy began to adjust his shirt, and move in behind Gallagher, a sign that all wasn’t as well as it might be. When Gallagher opened 5 metres on him our thoughts were confirmed.


The twenty miles on this course comes just on the climb out of the pierhead of Blackrock. Amazingly, far from being dropped, Murphy was throwing shapes on this sharp tough little hill, having regained contact just a hundreds yards before.
1:45:05 was the split at the twenty, and with Gallagher chasing a P.B., and Murphy the World’s Fastest vets, time for 1985, the race was back on.


It stayed the same up to 23 miles. Things were building up to a big finish when the leading pair hit the Roundabout leading into Douglas. Gallagher moved, Murphy failed to respond and, as suddenly and easily as that, it was over.


Sensing that it was to be his day, Billy eased his way ever so gingerly away from the tiring Murphy, and hit the finishing straight with a clear lead, and enough time in hand to savour the tremendous reception he got from the big crowd lining the route. In fact he was enjoying the reception so much that he almost forgot to check the finish clock and had to dive for the line to break the 2:19 that has eluded him for so long.

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Presentation to Men's Winner Billy Gallagher

To an equally hearty reception came a tired Murphy almost a minute behind (2:19:51), satisfied with his
time but disappointed that it wasn’t enough to take the major honours that he wanted so badly.

 

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Almost seven minutes later the next runner came into sight, and surprisingly it wasn’t Buckley, but Carey, in a fine time of 2:26:41, his best marathon since his second place in the Munster championships, in Rathkeale, all those years ago. Willie Hayes held on well to take fourth again, in a fine 2:29:28, just reward for his fine early running.


Then came what was certainly one of the finest performances of the day, local hero Derry O’Driscoll flashing across the line in 2:29:55. That this time was a P.B. for Derry would be cause enough for mention, but when one realises that the Corkman is 47 years of age, it really put things in perspective. In fact it was a day for fine runs, sixth placer Brendan Domican (Kildare), a team mate of Murphy, posting an excellent 2:31:36 in his first marathon.


Indeed it was a great day all told for the Curragh based Army runners: Domican was closely followed by teammate Steve O'Toole, himself a triathlete of note, who also lowered his best with his 2:32:05.


That the marathon took its toll of even the bravest was proven several times in the next few minutes as several of the early leaders trudged in. Gerry Ryan finished a tired eleventh in 2:34:43, while John Buckley hit the wall in earnest, wobbling home on very very tired legs in 2:45:20.

 

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Presentation to Women's Winner, Sheila Curtin


Sheila Curtin (North Cork), ran an excellent race to take the Ladies’ title and lowered her best by almost nine minutes. Leading all the way, Sheila looked remarkably fresh as she crossed the line, to the delight of coach Fr. Liam Kelleher and her big band of supporters from Dromina. Catherine Speight (Leevale), was runner-up in this division in a creditable
3:03:53, while Marion Lyons (St. Finbarrs), took the bronze medal.

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Marathon Magazine Report - May 1985, Vol 23, No 4, P 4 - 8

Billy's win sets himself up for a bite of the "Big APPLE

 

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It was a perfect day in Cork on Easter Monday for the running of the adidas Cork 800 Marathon. Missing was the intrigue and excitement of the previous year when the prize at stake was a trip to the Los Angeles Olympics. Nevertheless for participants each marathon has its own particular intrigue and challenge.

 


As I mingled just before the off with the competitors hoping to shoot a few good ones for this issue, there was the usual gaggle of predictions and a whiff of embrocation that would probably take light if a match were struck.


The race as a contest was expected to be a match between the tough Cavan based Roscommon man Billy Gallagher and Super Vet and world title winner in that class Paddy Murphy of Kildare.


The ladies race was wide open, but not reflecting on hindsight how I had a very definite fancy for the event. Having watched last year's Cork event and the previous two Dublin events, having competed twice in Dublin and once in Cork, I resolved never to watch another marathon again - it's really too boring. So I took my place among the excited throng with the definite idea of running for 2 hours to collect a few quid for my friends in St. Peter’s and Paul — Fr. Michael McCarthy and Fr. Tomas O'Murchu, and then having a quick change to get back to take some pictures at the finish.


I must say I thoroughly enjoyed my 15 miles and had several friendly conversations with hardy marathon men. I was kept fully in touch with what was happening out the road through Dr. Michael Griffin of Limerick who was saving himself for a crack at the London Marathon with his wife Joan.


From an early stage it became abundently clear that the main struggle would rest between Paddy Murphy, Billy Gallagher, John Buckley and Michael Carey, but after the first mile, Willie Hayes, Christy Ryan, Eric Crockett, Derry O'Driscoll and Murphy's compatriots Paul Delaney and Steve O'Toole.


The 10 mile mark was reached in 52.49 and John Buckley the last to stay in touch with the big 2 was losing contact. A titanic battle developed and at halfway the time was 68 mins. 23 secs. Murphy tried to take the iniatitive but Gallagher was always quick to respond. The 20 mile split was 1.45.05. Shortly after the 23 mile mark Gallagher made his move for home and so he returned to a tumultous reception in the South Mall crossing the finish line in 2.18.58.


Afterwards he confessed that he felt strong at the 23 mile mark, "but there is always the possibility that you will cramp, and I had that in the back of my mind. It was important that I did everything right from then on", and that's exactly what he did. Paddy Murphy had the consolation of setting the fastest Vets time in the world this year with 2.19.51. Mick Carey ran on well to finish 3rd. ahead of Willie Hayes and what about Derry O'Driscoll the C.M.P. chief who crossed the finish line in 5th place, clocking a career best with an astonishing time of 2.29.56 for a 47 year old.

Durable Gallagher

Billy Gallagher was running in his 22nd Marathon in his 6 years in the sport. He is now 29 years of age, and can look forward to further improvement. Last year he finished second to Paddy Murphy in Galway. He had previously won that Marathon, and also won the Derry Marathon.

His Cork time was a minute inside his previous best, and now he can look forward to his trip to New York in October for the Marathon, and that was part of his reward for his Cork victory - an all expenses paid trip to the Big Apple courtesy of Torc Travel in Killarney.


While some participants expressed displeasure at the quality of the medallions without a Cork 800 logo, nevertheless the top quality T-Shirts suitably inscribed provided exceptional value for all participants when judged by other events.
Sheila Curtin alt the way — well almost

 

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Sheila Curtin prepared well for her first serious Marathon. She had toured the classic distance with her sister Maura and myself in the 2nd Dublin Marathon with a time of 4.42. Maura has since gone on to finish 2nd in Cork to Lucy O'Donoghue 2 years ago. But Sheila delayed her return until this year. She showed some excellent form coming up to Cork which went almost unnoticed. She scored 3 victories on the trot. She won the Southern Region 10 miles in Ennis. She took the Nationalist 10km in Clonmel on St. Patrick's Day, and the Limerick Half-Marathon on March the 24th. She also had the benefit of five 20 mile runs with North Cork Clubmate Dan O'Connor behind her.


Dan finished third in the 50 mile event in Templemore last year. Sheila took the lead from the off, and passed through 10 miles in a lively 64 minutes, she maintained that pace to the 20 mile mark which she reached in 2.09. She was really on for a good time at that stage when she struck the dreaded “wall".


She just sat down on the road for five minutes, struggled to her feet was passed shortly afterwards by Catherine Speight, but recovered her composure again at the 23 mile mark, and came home a clear winner in a very respectable time of 3.01.23 in the circumstances. Catherine Speight finished second with 3.04.12 with Marion Lyons third in 3.06.58. Next came Rose Crockett, to augment the fine placing of husband Eric who finished in 14th spot.

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Southern Region BLE Championship:

1. M. Carey  2. W. Hayes 3. D. O'Driscoll


Veterans

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1. P. Murphy 2. D. O'Driscoll  3. G. Walsh  4. J. Curtin  5. J. Grace (Carrick-on-Suir), 2:53:15


Women

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1. S. Curtin (North Cork), 3.01.23  2. C. Speight (Leevale), 3.04.12  3. M. Lyons (St. Finbarrs), 3.06.58  4. R. Crockett (St. Finbarrs), 3.08.31  5. T. Kelly (Leevale), 3.16.39  6. M. Frayne (Wexford), 3.16.55  7. M. Sweeney (Youghal), 3.21.06  8. R. Healy (Waterfall), 3.27.36  9. R. Twomey (Leevale), 3.30.01  10. L. Quinn (Mooncoin), 3.32.19.

Southern Region Championship

1. S. Curtin  2. C. Speight  3. M. Lyons

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Irish Times Report - Tuesday April 9th 1985

Gallagher sets personal best in Cork

BilIy Gallagher, from Roscommon, breasting the tape in the Cork City Marathon yesterday, his winning time being two hours, 18 minutes, 58 seconds.

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TWENTY-NINE-year-old Billy Gallagher, from Roscommon, took fully one minute off his previous best time, with a stylish victory in yesterday's Cork 800 marathon, with a time of two hours 18 minutes 58 seconds.


The Roscommon lab technician had 52 seconds to spare over his nearest rival, world veteran champion Poddy Murphy, after an energy-sapping duel in the sun. It was Gallagher's tenth victory in 22 marathons, and sweet revenge over the man who beat him into second place in Galway last year.


Leevale's Michael Carey finished third on 2:26:42. almost seven minutes behind Murphy, while Willie Hayes, of Reenvanna. fought off Cork's Derry O'Driscoll for fourth place with a time of 2:29:29.


After going through tbc mile mark in 4:58, Gallagher found himself in the leading croup of six, which also included Christy Ryan (Cashel). Hayes. Carey, veteran John Buckley (St Finban's) and Murphy (Kildare). After ten miles, reached in 52:40. the serious challengers emerged and the leading group whittled to just four. Hayes now trailing the pace-making trio
of Murphy. Gallagher and Buckley. But the 39-year old Buckley's co-ordination began to falter and he soon fell adrift.

In Blackrock, after 15 miles, Gallagher pulled ahead. But the best was yet to come from Murphy, and the 40-year-old drew on his reserves of strength and character and caught the Roscommon man on the hill.


Now it was Murphy's turn to test his opponent’s will, as he moved into the lead at the wall, and, with four miles left, unleashed a demoralising 800-metres burst. Gallagher matched Murphy’s sprint and stayed with him, and had enough in reserve to pull away gradually over the last three miles before sprinting to the finish on the South Mall.

The first woman among the 1.000 plift competitors was Sheila Curtin (North Cork AC), running in only her second marathon, in a time of 3:01:23. Leevale's Cathy Speight, in her first marathon, finished second in 3:04:12.

Cork Marathon    — 1, B Gallagher (Roscommon) 2:18:58. 2. P Murphy (Kildare AC) 2:19:52; 3. M CAREY (Leevale AC) 2:26:12). 4. W Hayes (Reenvanna) 2:29:29; 5. D O'Driscoll (Cork RR Club) 2:29:56. 6. B Domican (Kildare AC) 2:31:38. 7. S O'Toole (Kildare) 2:32:06. 8. R Burke (Kildare) 2:32:37. 9. M Roche (Dungarvan) 2:33:20. 10. C Crowley (Raheny Shamrocks) 2:34:17.

Women — 1. S Curtin (North Cork) 3-01:23; 2. C Speight (Leevale) 3:04:12. 3. M Lyons (St. Finbarrs) 3:06:55. 4. R Crockett (St. Finbarrs) 3:08:37. 5. T. Kelly (Leevale) 3:16:39. 6. M. Freyne (Wexford) 3:17:55

Veterans— 1. P. Murphy (Kildare) 2:19:55. 2. D. O'Driscoll (Cork RR Club) 2:29:56. 3. G Walsh (Youghal) 2:37:06; 4. J Curtin 2:42:41: 5. J. Grace 2:52:15

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John Quigley - Personal Marathon Tale

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John Quigley's Cork 800 Marathon Finishers Certificate

 

The Cork 800 Marathon was my first marathon, done of pretty short notice - I'd only started running some 9 months before, to control some weight gain. My longest race before it was a 10k.  I'd NEVER intended running a Marathon.....that was only for balmpots. My brother-in-law, Joe Sheppard, was doing the Marathon for charity,, along with three friends. One by one, the friends all got injured, so, early in the New Year, Joe 'cajoled' me into jumping in for the absent lads.

It was to be 'just jog around', so I got into serious training, upping my daily mile or so, to, maybe 2 or 3 miles every other day.  At my peak, I managed about 15 miles in a week, with a single long run of 13 miles. 

On the day I was confident that I'd enough work done, and sure enough, Joe & I ran steadily together, running 8:15 to 8:30 miles, right until the end of the Marina, where I stopped for water - a fatal error! I knew the whole course like the back of my hand...Or so I thought. After my drink stop, I turned into Convent Road, only to discover that in wasn't Ringmahon Road that was just around the corner, but a short sharp (or so I thought) hill and saw my brother-in-law disappearing around the next corner, some 100m ahead. 

The head went, and I had a long and tired jog all the way to the finish. I still managed to reach 20 in 2:48. The hardest part was reaching Douglas Road, seeing others on the opposite side of the road, heading into own and I still had to head out to The Fingerpost, and through the west village - another 1.25miles. I also knew that my family were probably up ahead, by Dunmahon Filling Station. Approaching them, I put on my best form, and went by in style. Then, outside Johnson & Perrotts, where the road cuts in, and realising that I was out of their view...I stopped and walked. ...and jogged /walked the rest of the way, finishing in 4:10:03. Delighted to finish, but I felt that the distance had got the better of me. I'm a hard taskmaster, and never like to feel that I haven't given my best, so pretty much within days, resolved to run Dublin that October, and redeem myself.

Six months later, 56 miles a week, 5 or 6 20 Milers under my belt, and the loss of the best part of a stone, and I ran Dublin in 3:11:17, finishing in exactly 1,000th place. I had redeemed myself...and the Marathon bug had bitten....and the rest is history!

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Results of Cork 800 Marathon 1985

Monday April 8th 1985

Cork 800 Marathon Results Booklet

 

PosForenameSurnameCatClubTime
1 Billy Gallagher M Ballaghadreen 02:18:58
2 Paddy Murphy M Kildare 02:19:52
3 Michael Carey M Leevale 02:26:42
4 William Hayes M Reenavanna Harriers 02:29:29
5 Derry O'Driscoll M St. Finbarrs 02:29:56
6 Brendan Domican M Kildare 02:31:37
7 Stephen O'Toole M Newbridge 02:32:05
8 Roddy Burke M Croom 02:32:37
9 Michael Roche M Dungarvan A.C 02:33:20
10 Christy Crowley M Dublin Prison Officers... 02:34:16
11 Christy Ryan M West Tipperary Harriers 02:34:43
12 George Walsh M Youghal 02:37:06
13 Kieran O'Driscoll M Cork 02:37:22
14 Eric Crockett M St. Finbarrs 02:38:16
15 Richard O'Mahony M Crusaders 02:41:02
16 Der O'Riordan M Leevale 02:41:48
17 Jimmy Curtin M Midleton A.C 02:42:41
18 Tom O'Driscoll M Ringaskiddy 02:43:15
19 Liam O'Leary M Cork Road Runners 02:43:38
20 Brendan Teahan M Ballincollig 02:43:50
21 Larry Scott M Kimmage.. 02:43:55
22 John Walshe M Midleton 02:44:16
23 Pius Browne M USA 02:44:40
24 Patrick Halley M Waterford 02:44:55
25 Denis Ambrose M West Limerick 02:45:07
26 John Buckley M Cork 02:45:21
27 Thomas Murray M Douglas 02:45:31
28 Patrick Gowen M Foxrock 02:45:48
29 Martin Long M South London Harriers 02:46:12
30 Con Kelleher M Tramore 02:46:31
31 Andrew Neenan M Mallow 02:47:06
32 John Flood M Kill O'The Grange 02:47:14
33 Vincent Kenny M St. Imys N.A.C.A.I. 02:47:53
34 Pat Lawton M Leevale 02:48:03
35 Tony O'Brien M St. Finbarrs 02:48:25
36 Patrick Howard M Ballinlough 02:48:27
37 Claude Glynn M Tullamore 02:48:46
38 William Fraser M Hailsham Harriers 02:49:17
39 Anthony Dwyer M Dungarvan 02:49:23
40 John O'Callaghan M Leevale 02:50:10
41 Jimmy O'Brien M Tralee Jogging Club 02:50:36
42 Tony Fahy M Tuam A.C. 02:51:25
43 Michael Dunne M Blarney 02:51:31
44 Geoffrey Stacey M St. Johns.. 02:51:56
45 Peter McDermott M Rathfarnham 02:52:22
46 Patrick O'Driscoll M Carrigaline Striders. 02:52:58
47 Unknown Unknown M   02:53:02
48 Anthony Warren M Model Farm Road Cork 02:53:15
49 Johnny Grace M Carrick-On-Suir 02:53:15
50 Michael Dalton M Aer Lingus 02:53:40
51 Tom Murphy M Skibbereen A.C. 02:53:46
52 Martin O'Donnell M Aran Isles 02:54:03
53 Thomas Curtin M Riverstick 02:54:09
54 Michael Kerins M Burren 02:54:21
55 Brian Carmody M St. John's 02:54:32
56 Stephen Martin M Cork Road Runners 02:54:43
57 Michael Ryan M St. Senan's 02:54:57
58 Patrick O'Connor M Enniscorthy 02:55:15
59 Anthony Macey M Waterford City 02:55:22
60 Noel Raymond M Tralee Jogging Club 02:55:42
61 Unknown Unknown M   02:55:50
62 Neil Finnegan M Cork 02:56:06
63 Jeremiah Lyons M Midleton 02:56:27
64 Denis Chambers M Shannon 02:56:38
65 John Collins M Waterford 02:56:46
66 Frank Nash M Redgate 02:56:51
67 Unknown Unknown M   02:57:03
68 Pat Motyer M Midleton 02:57:06
69 Joseph Murphy M Eagle 02:57:13
70 George Conboy M Grantham 02:57:15
71 Roger Booth M Grantham 02:57:16
72 Martin McSweeney M Super Valu 02:57:18
73 Michael Brennan M Portlaoise 02:57:25
74 Martin Rosato M London 02:57:31
75 Edward Cassidy M U.CD. Collegians 02:57:34
76 Luke Philpott M Super Valu 02:57:37
77 David Casey M Macroom 02:57:46
78 William O'Riordan M Riverstown 02:58:01
79 Parthalan O'Conchubhair M Tralee Jogging Club 02:58:02
80 Billy Brennan M Clonakilty 02:58:10
81 Seamus O'Droma M Dungarvan 02:58:19
82 Kevin Moore M Dungarvan 02:58:19
83 Anthony O'Flynn M Blackrock Co. Dublin 02:58:24
84 Denis Murphy M Glanmire 02:58:33
85 Colm Doran M Clonliffe Harriers 02:58:43
86 Billy O'Neill M St. Abban's 02:58:48
87 John O'Connell M Passage West 02:59:02
88 Noel McInerney M Dublin 02:59:06
89 John Carmody M Tralee 02:59:20
90 Patrick Murphy M Cork 02:59:22
91 Peter Clancy M Dublin 02:59:41
92 Eamonn O'Riordan M Celbridge 02:59:43
93 Denis Christopher M Cork 02:59:51
94 Patrick Smith M Skibbereen 02:59:59
95 John Brady M Charleville 03:00:44
96 Anthony Daly M Macroom 03:00:54
97 Thomas Mullins M Cork 03:00:56
98 Kevin Gleeson M Dublin 03:00:58
99 Diarmuid McCarthy M Bandon 03:01:07
100 Maurice O'Sullivan M Ballyheigue 03:01:08
101 Noel Muckley M Ballincollig 03:01:19
102 Sheila Curtin F North Cork. 03:01:23
103 Timothy Hinchey M West Tipperary Harriers 03:01:30
104 Anthony Linehan M Cork 03:01:30
105 Michael Kelly M Cork 03:01:36
106 George Spicer M Super Valu 03:02:20
107 John Fennell M Raheny Shamrocks 03:03:12
108 Cornelius Keppel M North Cork 03:03:16
109 Daniel Massey M Super Valu 03:03:31
110 Liam O'Donnell M Dublin 03:03:34
111 Kevin Burke M Cork 03:03:39
112 Denis Dennehy M Tralee Jogging Club 03:03:45
113 Catherine Speight F Leevale 03:04:13
114 Thomas Mitchel M SuperValu 03:05:26
115 John Pittaway M Cork Corporation 03:05:36
116 Gerard Barrett M Desmond Creations 03:05:39
117 John O'Brien M Dublin 03:05:51
118 Eddie Noonan M C.I.E. 03:06:05
119 Timothy Twomey M Cork Road Runners 03:06:32
120 Liam Fleming M Ballinascarthy 03:06:38
121 Edmund Hickey M Curragh Camp 03:06:43
122 Michael Doyle M Rockwell 03:06:51
123 Marion Lyons F St. Finbarrs 03:06:58
124 Donal O'Flynn M Leevale 03:07:31
125 Daniel Linehan M Togher 03:07:35
126 Patrick Dempsey M Leevale 03:07:38
127 Gerard Goodwin M St. Finbarrs 03:07:46
128 Tim Geary M Leamlara 03:07:53
129 John Daly M Ballinure 03:08:11
130 Patrick Kelly M Limerick 03:08:20
131 Rosaria Crockett F St. Finbarrs 03:08:32
132 Tom Walsh M Super Valu 03:08:40
133 Maurice Tobin M Youghal 03:08:58
134 Finbarr Buckley M Millstreet 03:09:07
135 Denis Hegarty M Cork 03:09:10
136 Chris O'Driscoll M Dublin Hill 03:09:23
137 John Mullane M Castletroy Co. Limerick 03:09:29
138 Michael McNamara M Redgate 03:09:33
139 Dermot Foley M Macroom 03:09:44
140 Michael Hallissey M Cork 03:09:45
141 Seamus McCarthy M Cork 03:09:55
142 Michael Supple M Cork 03:10:31
143 Edward Harrison M Portmarnock 03:10:31
144 Anthony Lawton M Super Valu... 03:10:39
145 Tom O'Riordan M Togher 03:10:46
146 Stephen Murphy Jnr. M Drimoleague 03:11:16
147 Patrick Fitzgerald M Co. Clare 03:11:21
148 Philip Farrissey M North Cork 03:11:27
149 Nicholas Hughes M Ballincollig 03:11:36
150 Daniel Kearney M Cork Southern Hunt 03:11:42
151 Dominic Tomas M Bantry 03:12:09
152 Michael O'Donnell M Tralee Jogging Club 03:12:18
153 John Allman M Blackrock Cork 03:12:24
154 Peter Fenlon M Leevale 03:12:27
155 Michael Wright M Newcastlewest 03:12:32
156 Anthony Prendergast M St. Nicholas 03:12:33
157 Patrick Tubridy M Kilmihil 03:12:40
158 David Cotter M Cork 03:12:41
159 Patrick Massey M Patrickswell Co. Limerick 03:12:41
160 Timothy O'Driscoll M Inniscarra 03:12:52
161 Patrick Keating M Clare River Harriers 03:12:57
162 Thomas Keane M Kilkenny 03:12:58
163 Joseph Crawford M Limerick 03:13:15
164 Joseph Aherne M Clonmel 03:13:18
165 Thomas O'Driscoll M Super Valu 03:13:22
166 Matthew Gardiner M Cork 03:13:37
167 Brian Dubain M U.S.A 03:13:52
168 Patrick McSweeney M Ballyvolane 03:13:59
169 Joseph Laffan M Super Valu 03:13:59
170 Kevin O'Brien M Tramore 03:14:03
171 Thomas Twomey M Shannon A.C 03:14:10
172 Gerard Murphy M Cork 03:14:15
173 Martin Anthony M Slaneyside 03:14:22
174 Austin Callanan M Kinsale 03:14:23
175 Leonard Harvey M Ballincollig 03:14:33
176 Anthony Yelverton M Super Valu 03:14:59
177 Gerry Leahy M CM.P. 03:14:59
178 Michael Cusack M Lisdoonvarna 03:15:00
179 Caleb Sheehan M Super Valu 03:15:14
180 Anthony Trant M U.C.C. 03:15:17
181 Frank Murphy M Blackpool 03:15:19
182 Donal Corcoran M Naas 03:15:19
183 John Slevin M Slender Health Club 03:15:20
184 Robert Tansley M Ballyvolane 03:15:32
185 Thomas Lally M St. Abbans ... 03:15:36
186 Denis Ryan M Pouladuff 03:15:41
187 William Ryan M Limerick 03:15:43
188 Matthew Kavanagh M Dunlaoire 03:15:55
189 Patrick Fitzgibbon M Cork 03:15:59
190 Donal O'Flaherty M Super Valu 03:15:59
191 William Burke M Dillons Cross 03:16:04
192 Eugene Callaghan M Vicarstown 03:16:07
193 William Ryan M Galbally 03:16:14
194 Neil O'Sullivan M Eagle 03:16:19
195 John Horgan M Blarney 03:16:21
196 Patrick Considine M Shannon A.C 03:16:27
197 David Foley M Waterford 03:16:28
198 Trina Kelly F Leevale 03:16:39
199 Noel Cleary M Mullingar 03:16:41
200 William Murphy M Cork 03:16:42
201 Timothy Hogan M Cork 03:16:47
202 Martina Frayne F Enniscorthy 03:16:51
203 William Frayne M Enniscorthy 03:16:51
204 Thomas Biscoff M Oregon Road Runners 03:16:58
205 Bernard Sisk M Cork 03:17:05
206 Larry Fouhy M Birmingham 03:17:13
207 Daniel O'Connor M North Cork A.C 03:17:21
208 Patrick Daly M Cork 03:17:29
209 Raymond Shanahan M Bishopstown 03:17:35
210 Michael O'Neill M Ballincollig 03:17:44
211 Colm O'Brien M Ladysbridge 03:17:50
212 Richard O'Keeffe M Dundrum 03:17:51
213 Patrick McCarthy M CM.P. 03:17:52
214 Michael Walsh M Cork 03:18:06
215 Patrick McGowen M Naas 03:18:07
216 Victor Fennell M Shandon Boat Club 03:18:07
217 Joseph O'Leary M Little Island 03:18:13
218 P.J. Minehane M Bantry 03:18:23
219 Gerry Casey M Cork 03:18:27
220 Frank McCarthy M Kinsale 03:18:46
221 Brian Yorke M Curragh Co. Kildare 03:18:52
222 Bartholomew O'Sullivan M St. Finbarrs 03:19:10
223 Timothy Sheehan M Newmarket 03:19:39
224 Alex Crowley M TogherA.C 03:19:43
225 Thomas Warner M Douglas 03:19:50
226 Cornelius Foley M Bandon A.C 03:19:55
227 Daniel O'Shea M Cahirciveen 03:19:55
228 John Moloney M Deise 03:20:01
229 James Scott M Lisburn 03:20:20
230 Francis McDonald M Cork 03:20:23
231 Michael Hanley M SuperValu 03:20:31
232 Jack Crowe M Clonmel A.C 03:20:47
233 Mary Sweeney F Super Valu 03:21:07
234 Mossie O'Donoghue M Riverstick 03:21:09
235 Norman McLeod M Leevale 03:21:11
236 Rev. Anthony Hennessy M Scotland 03:21:17
237 David Magnier M Tralee Jogging Club 03:21:22
238 David Finnegan M Drogheda 03:21:31
239 Michael Ryan M Carrigrohane 03:21:40
240 Dan Nagle M Mallow 03:21:59
241 Patrick Delaney M Dungarvan 03:22:00
242 Anthony Attridge M Blackrock Cork 03:22:06
243 Liam O'Shea M Collins Barracks 03:22:07
244 Denis Dollard M Portlaoise 03:22:15
245 Paul Keating M Dungarvan A.C 03:22:15
246 Brendan Flynn M Blanchardstown 03:22:17
247 John Grimston M Cork 03:22:23
248 Harry Keating M Cork 03:22:24
249 Stanley Thompson M Roscrea 03:22:26
250 Donal Kelly M Cork 03:22:44
251 Jerry Walsh M Shandon 03:23:00
252 Michael Lynch M Cork 03:23:20
253 David Doyle M North Cork 03:23:27
254 Colin Deasy M Coventry Godiva Harriers 03:23:35
255 Patrick Gyves M Mallow 03:23:36
256 Michael Carroll M Armv 03:23:37
257 Donal Sheehan M Cork 03:23:49
258 Barry McCarthy M Pfizers 03:23:50
259 James O'Gorman M Cork 03:23:57
260 Anthony Donnachie M Cobh 03:24:13
261 Bro. Brogan Whittle M Tullamore Harriers 03:24:24
262 Cornelius Collins M Newmarket 03:24:24
263 David Murphy M Churchtown 03:24:27
264 Eamonn Harold M Rathcoole 03:24:28
265 Patrick O'Connor M Charleville 03:24:33
266 John Hassett M Kerrypike 03:24:35
267 Don Buckley M Douglas 03:24:43
268 Frank O'Neill M Limerick 03:24:50
269 Paul Mulhall M Ballinure 03:25:06
270 Derek O'Carroll M Co. Dublin 03:25:11
271 John Murphy M St. Finbarrs 03:25:16
272 James Walsh M Limerick 03:25:21
273 Paul Donohue M Belfast 03:25:28
274 John Finn M Ennis 03:25:33
275 Paddy Ryan M Kilmallock 03:25:34
276 Thomas O'Neill M Blackpool 03:25:39
277 Noel Garrett M Cobh 03:25:47
278 Bernard Kelly M Cork 03:25:50
279 Michael Cremin M Ballintemple 03:26:00
280 Vincent McDwyer M Carrigaline 03:26:04
281 Michael Aherne M Glanmire 03:26:13
282 Noel O'Flynn M Bishopstown 03:26:19
283 Sean Healy M Leevale 03:26:23
284 Anthony Grehan M Athlone 03:26:25
285 Frank Mooney M Limerick 03:26:38
286 Morgan Keane M Co. Clare 03:26:40
287 Thomas Crowley M Collins Squash 03:26:41
288 Anthony Neff M St. Finbarrs 03:26:58
289 Paul Manley M Cork 03:27:01
290 Raymond O'Shea M Army 03:27:11
291 Richard Linehan M Co. Limerick 03:27:13
292 Joseph O'Sullivan M Super Valu 03:27:23
293 Ned Ronan M Mallow 03:27:25
294 Seamus Walsh M Quigley 03:27:30
295 Eugene Sheehan M Wicklow 03:27:31
296 Eddie Mullane M Quigley 03:27:31
297 John Murray M North Cork A.C 03:27:33
298 Rose Healy M Waterfall 03:27:36
299 John Galvin M Cork 03:27:38
300 Patrick Murray M Ballincollig 03:27:46
301 Conor O'Riordan M Ballincollig 03:27:51
302 T.J. Daly M Ballineen 03:27:53
303 Unknown Unknown M   03:28:02
304 Brian Mulcahy M Killarney 03:28:03
305 David St. Leger M Cork 03:28:09
306 Barry Peelo M Cork 03:28:15
307 John Griffith M Port Talbot Harriers 03:28:31
308 Liam Shannon M Dublin Prison Officers 03:28:41
309 Patrick Dunne M Aer Lingus 03:28:49
310 Gary Mooney M Co. Kerry 03:28:50
311 Unknown Unknown M   03:28:52
312 Gerard Scannell M St. Nicholas 03:29:02
313 Pat Cronin M Inniscarra 03:29:05
314 Jeremiah Stout M Cork 03:29:10
315 Hugh Connolly M Maynooth College 03:29:14
316 Patrick Corcoran M Bishopstown 03:29:20
317 Thomas Scannell M Clonakilty 03:29:39
318 Joseph Murphy M St. Finbarrs 03:29:40
319 John Crowley M Belgooley 03:29:46
320 James Sweeney M Togher 03:29:49
321 John Hayes M Bandon 03:29:50
322 Leo O'Mahony M Bishopstown 03:29:51
323 Stephen O'Halloran M Togher 03:29:51
324 Michael Conway M Castlebar 03:29:52
325 Patricia Twomey F Leevale 03:30:02
326 Raymond Edward M U.CD. 03:30:05
327 Andy O'Riordan M Drumcondra 03:30:08
328 Jerry Foley M Waterfall 03:30:16
329 David O'Brien M Glasheen 03:30:17
330 Hugh Ryan M Llimerick 03:30:18
331 Daniel Cummins M Swords Co. Dublin 03:30:31
332 Roy Crowley M St. Finbarrs 03:30:40
333 David Boyd M Kinsale 03:30:43
334 Michael O'Connell M Killorglin 03:30:46
335 Michael Morgan M Beamish & Crawford 03:30:47
336 John Hayes M Bandon 03:30:47
337 Michael Flanery M St. Nicks 03:30:48
338 Martin Brosnan M Castleisland 03:30:49
339 Richard Conroy M Bandon 03:30:52
340 Richard Sisk M Cork 03:30:55
341 Tom Houlihan M Midleton 03:31:08
342 Jim Hurley M Cork 03:31:12
343 Pat O'Haliahan M Cork 03:31:12
344 Denis O'Flynn M Douglas 03:31:23
345 Eamonn Richardson M Dublin 8 03:31:36
346 Nicholas O'Neill M Castletroy Co. Limerick 03:31:47
347 Paul Beechinor M Cork 03:31:51
348 James Mr5weeney M Super Valu 03:31:54
349 Leo Walsh M Waterford 03:31:56
350 Patrick Walsh M Waterford 03:31:57
351 Michael Kelleher M C.M.P. 03:31:59
352 David White M Kinsale 03:32:09
353 Patrick Cullen M Stillorgan Co. Dublin 03:32:15
354 Lucy Quinn F Mooncoin 03:32:19
355 James Neville M Shannon 03:32:40
356 Richard O'Meara M St. Finbarrs 03:32:42
357 Tom Finn M Dublin 12 03:32:48
358 Barry Scott M Belfast 03:32:56
359 John Hallissey M Our Lady's Hospital 03:33:01
360 John Dunne M Belfast 03:33:01
361 Jerry Casey M Vicarstown 03:33:08
362 Peter Barkman M Adare 03:33:25
363 Sean Walsh M Cork 03:33:49
364 Michael Cusack M Lisdoonvarna 03:33:53
365 Michael Colclough M Enniscorthy 03:34:29
366 Desmond Collins M Ovens 03:35:00
367 John O'Brien M Elanco A.C 03:35:01
368 Tony McDonagh M Cobh 03:35:04
369 Theresa Walsh F SuperValu 03:35:16
370 Alan Patterson M St. Finbarrs 03:35:18
371 Michael Curtin M Firhouse Co. Dublin 03:35:23
372 Denis Noonan M Turners X 03:35:27
373 Noel Fanning M Waterford Boat Club 03:35:45
374 Patrick Noonan M Co. Monaghan 03:35:51
375 Derek Murphy M Dublin Prison Officers 03:35:58
376 Eamonn Murphy M Cork Prison Officers 03:36:00
377 Daniel Kelleher M Ovens 03:36:07
378 Michael Cotter M Littleisland 03:36:07
379 Thomas Kelleher M Co. Kerry 03:36:36
380 Jerry Moynihan M Cork 03:36:42
381 Oliver O'Mahony M Togher 03:36:55
382 Michael V. O'Connell M c o T.S.I. Cork 03:36:56
383 Kevin Jordan M Carrigaline 03:37:05
384 Michael O'Sullivan M St. Finbarrs 03:37:07
385 Derry Hipwell M Carrigrohane 03:37:38
386 Bill Leahy M H.GW. (B.H.A.A.) 03:37:40
387 Josephine Waters F Carrick-on-Suir 03:37:45
388 Kieran Kelly M Douglas 03:37:45
389 Timothy Buckley M Our Lady's Hospital A.C. 03:37:55
390 Aidan Buckley M Wilton 03:37:56
391 Frederick Daunton M Cork 03:37:59
392 Paul O'Donoghue M St. John's Ambulance Brigade 03:38:07
393 William Moriarty M Sea Scouts 03:38:19
394 Patrick Dunne M Aer Llingus 03:38:23
395 Tim Carroll M Carrigaline Striders 03:38:31
396 Donal Walsh M Quigley 03:38:46
397 Terence O'Shea M Phibsboro A.C. 03:38:47
398 Patrick Hoey M ITA 03:38:55
399 George Ross M Scotland 03:39:00
400 Michael Holland M Ladysbridge 03:39:21
401 Niall Marron M Bishopstown 03:39:26
402 Augustine Dennis M Skibbereen 03:39:50
403 John Garvey M Curragh Co. Kildare 03:39:50
404 James Cotter M A.C.T. 03:39:52
405 Patrick O'Brien M Cork 03:39:56
406 Laurence Shine M Limerick 03:40:17
407 Kathleen Looney F Blarney 03:40:17
408 Martin Syron M Ballina 03:40:21
409 Patrick Moran M Patrickswell 03:40:42
410 John Barrett M Super Valu 03:40:59
411 Aidan Meehan M Tullamore 03:41:47
412 Nealius O'Leary M Bandon 03:41:47
413 Anthony Crowe M Dungarvan 03:41:47
414 Denis O'Connor M Bruff Co. Limerick 03:41:54
415 John Grimston M Cork 03:42:04
416 Timothy Patrick M Cork 03:42:13
417 Brendan Keohane M Our Lady's Hospital 03:42:22
418 Paul Magnier M Thomastown 03:42:33
419 Ted Dinan M Douglas 03:42:35
420 Austin Murphy M St. Finbarrs AC 03:42:48
421 Edward Murphy M Cork 03:42:59
422 Timothy Halligan M Wexford 03:43:10
423 Brendan Torsney M Clonliffe Harriers 03:43:18
424 Marie Morley F Carrigaline 03:43:26
425 Christy Horgan M Blarney 03:43:28
426 John Enright M Patrickswell Co. Limerick 03:43:39
427 Joseph O'Keeffe M E.S.B. 03:43:43
428 Brian Hansey M Roscrea 03:43:46
429 William Webb M Rising Sun 03:43:51
430 James Corbett M Douglas 03:43:54
431 Patrick Boyd M Ballinure H & F. 03:44:05
432 Laurence Gerard M Portlaoise 03:44:13
433 Martin Byrne M Blackrock Cork 03:44:18
434 Michael Finnegan M Ballyvolane 03:44:22
435 Derry Dorney M Super Valu .. 03:44:37
436 Bill Pittaway M Irish Steel O'Driscolis 03:44:37
437 Dave Martin M Artane 03:44:59
438 Paul Foran M SuperValu 03:45:00
439 Gabrielle O'Reilly F Galway 03:45:02
440 Gerard Lee M Tralee Jogging Club 03:45:18
441 Martin McLoughlin M Limerick 03:45:26
442 Declan Harrison M Leamlara 03:45:27
443 Michael Keohane M Passage West 03:45:28
444 Colm Lenihan M Blackrock Cork 03:45:31
445 Michael Taylor M England 03:45:34
446 Michael Power M Waterford 03:45:48
447 Sean Healy M Cork 03:45:53
448 John Morrissey M Aghada Co. Cork 03:46:05
449 John Kelly M Mayfield 03:46:19
450 Fionbar Bolster M Cork 03:46:31
451 Donal O'Mahony M Cork 03:46:35
452 Jeremiah Walsh M Mallow 03:46:39
453 Donal Woods M C.M.P. 03:46:43
454 Paul Foye M Tallaght Dublin 03:46:49
455 Donal Lucey M Millstreet Co. Cork 03:46:49
456 Timothy Burke M Douglas 03:46:51
457 Anthony Coughlan M Limerick 03:46:51
458 Dermot Lynch M Cork 03:47:08
459 Alexander O'Neill M Army 03:47:31
460 John Downey M Cork 03:47:34
461 Anthony O'Keeffe M Blackrock Cork 03:47:35
462 Niall O'Sullivan M Clonakilty 03:47:37
463 Louis Kilcoyne M Shamrock Rovers F.C. 03:47:42
464 David Walsh M Cork 03:47:47
465 Brian Barry M Togher 03:47:55
466 Daniel Kearney M Cork Southern Hunt 03:47:55
467 Michael O'Donoghue M Mallow 03:47:56
468 William Hayes M Reenavanna Harriers 03:48:04
469 Frank Fogarty M Newbridge 03:48:05
470 Noel Douglas M Charleville 03:48:13
471 Bill Bohig M Cork 03:48:23
472 James O'Sullivan M Co. Kerry 03:48:25
473 Charles Kinnane M Ballincollig 03:48:32
474 Richard Erangey M Cork 03:48:46
475 Tony Murphy M St. John's Ambulance Brigade 03:48:53
476 John Furlong M Slaneyside 03:48:54
477 Leslie Buckley F Dunlaoire 03:49:06
478 Cornelius O'Donovan M Cork Road Runners 03:49:10
479 Denis Crowley M Castletownsend Co. Cork 03:49:22
480 Liam O'Regan M Skibbereen 03:49:22
481 Patrick McSweeney M Douglas 03:49:59
482 James Hayes M Ballincollig 03:50:00
483 Conor Hayes M Kilkenny 03:50:11
484 Eugene Dargan M Clonmel 03:50:44
485 John Martin M Blackrock 03:50:47
486 Edwin O'Riordan M Cork Health Studio 03:50:53
487 Brendan Ryan M Limerick 03:50:57
488 John Maxey M C.S.E.T. Social Club 03:50:58
489 Patrick Patterson M Thurles 03:51:09
490 Patrick Aherne M Togher 03:51:13
491 Anthony Keane M Cork 03:51:13
492 William Aherne M Blackrock 03:51:13
493 Patrick Lynch M Ballincollig 03:51:55
494 Edmund Finucane M Portmarnock Co. Dublin 03:51:57
495 Eugene Byrne M Douglas 03:52:25
496 Thomas Twomey M Cork 03:52:32
497 Cornelius O'Sullivan M Crosshaven 03:52:33
498 Patrick Buckley M S.C.C. Ltd. 03:52:49
499 Elizabeth Ryan F Limerick 03:52:52
500 Denis Condon M Cork 03:53:05
501 John Duggan M An Post 03:53:06
502 Anthony Burke M Phibsboro A.C. 03:53:11
503 John Grant M Phibsboro A.C. 03:53:11
504 Robert Wade M C.LE. 03:53:12
505 Laurence Murphy M Golden Vale 03:53:23
506 Thomas Walsh M C.M.P. 03:53:26
507 John Murdock M Co. Antrim 03:53:30
508 Thomas Kavanagh M Co. Wexford 03:53:37
509 John Cotter M Glanmire 03:53:45
510 Derry Crowley M Ovens 03:53:48
511 Don Mullins M Douglas 03:54:00
512 Peter O'Halloran M Kerrypike 03:54:06
513 Patrick McGavigan M Co. Donegal 03:54:13
514 Michael O'Sullivan M Co. Dublin 03:54:23
515 Brendan Conway M Waterford 03:54:27
516 John O'Brien M Co. Clare 03:54:33
517 Patrick Brennan M Ballincollig 03:54:38
518 Gerard Delaney M Ballincollig 03:54:42
519 James O'Connor M Douglas 03:54:45
520 James Walsh M Grange AC 03:54:52
521 Denis Healy M Monkstown 03:55:01
522 Keith Anthony M Togher 03:55:27
523 Patrick Buckley M Bishopstown 03:55:38
524 Billy Behan M Co. Waterford 03:55:45
525 Patrick Cadogan M Bishopstown 03:55:49
526 Thomas Green M Cork 03:55:50
527 Martin Walsh M Blackpool 03:55:50
528 Joseph Sheppard M Liffey Valley A.C. 03:56:30
529 Patrick Coughlan M Cork 03:56:35
530 Martin Dunne M Togher 03:56:44
531 Gregory Moylette M Castlebar 03:56:47
532 Unknown Unknown M   03:56:57
533 Unknown Unknown M   03:57:00
534 Frank Walsh M Walkinstown 03:57:31
535 Frank Creedon M Blackrock 03:57:55
536 Gerard Simpson M Bangor 03:57:55
537 Samuel Evans M Newtownards 03:57:56
538 Cornelius Warren M West Limerick AC 03:57:59
539 James Kilbride M Dublin 03:58:00
540 Gerard Buckley M Limerick 03:58:01
541 Margaret Fleming F Ballinascarthy 03:58:04
542 Michael Kavanagh M Ballyvolane 03:58:06
543 Danny Kelleher M Crosshaven 03:58:07
544 Michael Ryan M New Ross 03:58:15
545 Seamus O'Brien M Mitchelstown 03:58:17
546 Martin O'Carroll M Shankill 03:58:24
547 Martin Groegor M Montenotte 03:58:30
548 Seamus Fitzgibbon M SuperValu 03:58:51
549 Stephen O'Mahony M Farranferris 03:58:58
550 Padraig Byrne M Kiltegan 03:59:10
551 Michael Cotter M Douglas 03:59:18
552 Fintan Lawton M Super Valu 03:59:20
553 John Daly M Ballincollig 03:59:33
554 Pat Couch M C.M.P. 03:59:44
555 Christopher O'Keeffe M C.M.P. 03:59:44
556 Brendan Hegarty M C.I.E. 03:59:54
557 Dave Sheehan M Macroom 03:59:56
558 Richard Bowden M Thurles 04:00:02
559 Finbarr Harty M Super Valu 04:00:03
560 Mary Rose Johnson F Rathfarnham 04:00:21
561 Patrick Hogan M Limerick 04:00:27
562 Patrick Falvey M Golden Vale 04:00:30
563 Aidan Manning M Blackpool Youth Club 04:01:36
564 Kenneth Stevens M Blackrock Youth Club 04:01:36
565 Patrick Gowen M Foxrock 04:01:36
566 Patrick Goold M Midleton 04:01:49
567 Michael O'Connor M Patrick's Hill Cork 04:01:53
568 Stephen Murphy Snr. M Drimoleague 04:01:53
569 Jeremiah O'Farrell M Ballyvolane 04:02:00
570 Unknown Unknown M   04:02:33
571 John Newell M Tuam 04:02:52
572 Kay O'Connell F Douglas 04:02:56
573 Caroline O'Doherty F Blackpool Youth Club 04:02:56
574 Michael O'Brien M Blackpool Youth Club 04:03:04
575 John Cotter M Cobh 04:03:30
576 James McCarter M U.C.D. 04:03:50
577 William C. Ryan M Ennis 04:03:52
578 Tim Foley M A.C.T. 04:04:21
579 Ann Sheehan F Macroom 04:04:22
580 Noel Enright M O'Briens Bridge Co. Clare 04:04:24
581 Anthony Sheil M Curracloe Co. Wexford 04:04:24
582 Stephen Roche M Wexford 04:04:56
583 Peter Sargent M Togher 04:05:13
584 William Monks M Rush 04:05:41
585 Sean Brady M Dublin Hill 04:05:49
586 Tony Deasy M Monkstown 04:05:53
587 John Twohig M Cork R.T.C. 04:05:59
588 Niall O'Sullivan M Clonakilty 04:06:00
589 Sean O'Flynn M Capwell Avenue 04:06:10
590 Oliver Walsh M Dominick Street Cork 04:06:13
591 George Brennan M C.I.E. A.c. 04:06:18
592 Unknown Unknown M   04:06:58
593 Stephen Connolly M Blackpool Youth Club 04:07:00
594 Raymond Jeffrey M Blackpool Youth Club 04:07:09
595 John Baldwin M Leevale 04:07:32
596 Anthony Coughlan M Fitzgerald Camp Fermoy 04:07:55
597 Tom Dowling M Monkstown 04:08:35
598 John Taylor M Ballincollig 04:08:36
599 Jimmy McNally M Walkinstown 04:09:39
600 Denis Hanley M Cobh 04:10:02
601 Michael Murphy M Carrignavar 04:10:03
602 John Quigley M Eagle AC 04:10:03
603 Rocky O'Sullivan M Blackrock 04:10:13
604 Vivienne O'Gorman F Rathmines 04:10:25
605 Joseph Ryan M Glanmire Road 04:10:25
606 Francis Grimston M Shannon 04:10:29
607 Michael McCarthy M Ballinasloe 04:10:33
608 Patrick O'Donoghue M Fermoy District Harriers 04:10:33
609 John Shanahan M Castletownroche 04:10:54
610 James Aherne M Cork 04:10:55
611 Mary McDonnell F Blarney 04:11:15
612 Mary O'Mara F West Terenure 04:11:16
613 Eamonn Joyce M SuperVaiu 04:11:58
614 Patrick Hartnett M Inchicore 04:11:59
615 Andrew Keohane M Little Island 04:12:38
616 John Kennedy M Wilton Road 04:13:11
617 Timothy O'Driscoll M Inniscarra 04:13:14
618 Tom Baldwin M E.S.B. Midleton 04:13:15
619 Colman O'Flaherty M Blarney 04:13:41
620 Maurice Costelloe M Aer Lingus 04:13:50
621 Pat Hurley M E.S.B. 04:13:51
622 John Roche M Cork 04:14:03
623 John Greene M Blarney Street 04:14:09
624 Willie Duffy M Co. Offaly 04:14:12
625 Michael Timmons M Army 04:14:13
626 Cornelius Traynor M Kenmare A.C 04:14:22
627 John Hegarty M SuperValu 04:14:56
628 John Kelly M Cork Fire Brigade AC 04:15:11
629 Timothy Smith M Bandon 04:15:34
630 James Webster M Thurles 04:15:39
631 Daniel Healy M A.C.T. 04:16:48
632 John Duffy M Templeogue 04:17:09
633 David Hegarty M St. Finbarrs 04:17:31
634 Tony Healy M Lower Killeens 04:17:34
635 Philip Rochford M Coolock 04:17:39
636 Brian O'Regan M Skibbereen 04:17:41
637 Robert Evans M The Lough 04:19:00
638 Timothy Griffin M Ballincollig 04:19:03
639 Eamon Ryan M Watergrasshill 04:19:05
640 Denis Browne M Limerick 04:19:15
641 Noel O'Keeffe M Kanturk 04:19:20
642 James O'Sullivan M Co. Kerry 04:19:43
643 Ann Reidy F Blackrock Co. Dublin 04:19:50
644 Joseph Delea M Little Island 04:20:14
645 Anne Maria Elward F Ballyfermot 04:20:15
646 Brian Edgar M Lurgan 04:20:16
647 Thomas Wade M St. Field Co. Down 04:20:16
648 Joseph O'Brien M Newcastlewest 04:20:44
649 Ailish Rush F Lisdoonvarna 04:21:24
650 John Forde M St. Luke's Cork 04:21:25
651 Anthony O'Keeffe M Blackrock 04:21:27
652 Unknown Unknown M   04:21:34
653 John Harris M Kilmeadon Co. Waterford 04:22:22
654 Sean Kelly M Kilmeadon Co. Waterford 04:22:23
655 Tadhg Crowley M Old Youghal Road 04:22:28
656 Michael King M Rathkeale 04:22:30
657 Helen Fitzgibbon F Tralee Jogging Club 04:22:33
658 Noel Dinan M Blackrock Cork 04:22:40
659 Mary Horgan F Blarney 04:22:48
660 Brian Mackey M Blackpool Youth Club 04:23:23
661 Kenneth Moore M Blackpool Youth Club 04:23:24
662 Alan Spriggs M Blackpool Youth Club 04:23:24
663 Adrian Canning M Dublin 04:23:25
664 Pat Quinn M Co. Tipperary 04:24:07
665 William Walsh M Army 04:24:08
666 Denis O'Meara M Waterfall 04:24:30
667 John O'Keeffe M C.M.P. 04:24:48
668 Barry J. O'Keeffe M Bishopstown 04:24:49
669 Robert McCarthy M Ballyvolane 04:24:56
670 Tess Murphy F St. Finbarrs 04:25:08
671 Christine Stack F Tralee Jogging Club 04:25:41
672 Mary Murphy F St. Finbarrs 04:26:09
673 William Murnane M Kanturk 04:26:16
674 James Moynihan M Blanchardstown 04:26:29
675 Peter Keating M Kilrush 04:26:54
676 Unknown Unknown M   04:27:17
677 Grant Ebersole M Cahir 04:27:26
678 Fr. Michael Kennedy M Clonmel 04:27:27
679 Anthony Linehan M Ballyphehane 04:28:47
680 John Murray M Inniscarra 04:28:48
681 Jeremiah Walsh M Mallow 04:30:08
682 Maurice Sexton M Tralee Jogging Club 04:30:12
683 Philip Murphy M Cork 04:31:32
684 Marie Ward F Tralee Jogging Club 04:32:22
685 Bernadette Dargan F Clonmel 04:32:25
686 Marian O'Flaherty F Blarney 04:32:55
687 Ann Hayes F Cork 04:32:58
688 David Murphy M Ballinure 04:34:20
689 Donal Kelly M Cork 04:34:21
690 James O'Brien M Galway 04:35:18
691 Michael Cotter M Cork 04:35:23
692 Eileen McMahon. F Cork 04:35:40
693 Owen McKeown M Glasnevin Dublin 7 04:35:44
694 Eddie Noonan M CI.E. 04:36:27
695 Patrick Curran M Cork 04:36:40
696 Daniel Curran M Rathcooney Co. Cork 04:36:54
697 Jeffrey Good M Aherla Co. Cork 04:37:09
698 Connie Turner F Tralee Jogging Club 04:37:49
699 David Mulcahy M Ballinlough 04:37:57
700 Patricia O'Callaghan F St. Finbarrs 04:38:34
701 Carmel Lynch F Passage West 04:40:56
702 Mary O'Reilly F Dunmanway 04:40:57
703 John Canniffe M Bandon 04:42:22
704 Kieran O'Regan M Ballinlough 04:42:58
705 Michael Horgan M Cloyne 04:42:59
706 Mary Horgan F St. Finbarrs 04:43:31
707 Geraldine Cadogan F St. Finbarrs 04:44:11
708 Daniel Dineen M Dungarvan 04:46:19
709 Noreen Finnerty F Co. Sligo 04:49:22
710 Finbarr O'Connor M Bishopstown 04:49:52
711 Vincent Hutchinson M Church Avenue Cork 04:49:56
712 Roger Whelan M Church Avenue Cork 04:49:57
713 Gerry O'Keeffe M Bishopstown 04:50:15
714 Liam McCarthy M Ballyphehane 04:51:31
715 William O'Keeffe M West Croydon England 04:51:31
716 Unknown Unknown M   04:51:33
717 William O'Leary M The Glen Cork 04:51:35
718 David Mackey M Blackpool Youth Club 04:52:15
719 Jim Kenneally M Blackpool Youth Club 04:52:16
720 Unknown Unknown M   04:53:45
721 Henry Compton M Dunmanway 04:55:36
722 Matthew McCormack M Cork 04:56:10
723 Mildred Durnin F Dublin 10 04:56:17
724 Michael Clynne M Co. Longford 04:56:18
725 Don O'Sullivan M Blarney Road Cork 04:57:40
726 Patrick Power M Beaumount Dublin 9 05:01:38
727 Joseph McMahon M Togher 05:01:43
728 Michael Wall M Tipperary 05:01:54
729 David Banim M Cobh 05:06:57
730 Pat Enright M Super Valu 05:08:10
731 Roy McCarthy M Fair Hill 05:08:11
732 Alan Buttimer M Super Valu 05:12:32
733 Dave McCarthy M Cincinnati Ohio 05:12:33

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