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Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month August 2017 Rob Heffernan

Rob Heffernan is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for August 2017

The Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by 96FM/C103FM, The Evening Echo, Leisureworld and The River Lee


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Rob Heffernan Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for August 2017


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Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month - August 2017 - Award

rob heffernan cork city sports athlete of the month august 2017 presentation

 Cllr. Terry Shannon, Deputy Lord Mayor, Marion Heffernan, Rob Heffernan, Frank Walley, President, Cork City Sports and Cllr. Marcia D'Alton, Deputy County Mayor


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"Robert Heffernan receives the award after displaying his consistency at the highest level by again matching strides with the world's elites, when he placed 8th in the Mens 50km Walk, at the IAAF World Championships in London."


This is Rob's eight Cork City Sports Star of the Month award, having last received the award in August 2016. Rob was also recipient of the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Year award for 2014.


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Cork Athletics Coaching Courses Autumn 2017

Athletics Leader and Assistant Coach Courses

CIT Track, Cork


Athletics Leader 10am - 4pm Saturday 23rd September

Assistant Coach 10am - 4pm Saturday 28th October


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 Athletics Ireland Coaching Pathway


Athletics Leader – CIT Track, Bishopstown, Cork

Saturday 23rd September - 10am to 4pm

Price - €60.00

Register Online at

Course Info:

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Location: CIT Track, Bishopstown, Cork


Assistant Coach Course - CIT Track, Bishopstown, Cork
Saturday 28th October - 10am to 4pm
Price - €60.00

Register Online at

Course Info on

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Location: CIT Track, Bishopstown, Cork

Prospective Courses in Bantry Area

The possibility of holding Assistant Coach and Level 1 Courses in the Bantry / West Cork area, in the new year, is being examined.  While no courses have yet reached the planning stage, a high level of interest has been expressed in holding them in the region.

Autumn Cross-Country Fixtures - 2017

Cross-Country Fixtures Listing for Autumn 2017

 Munster Masters Cross Country Championships 2014


NB - These details are provided for guidance purposes only. Munster and National Championships, in particular, are subject to change outside Cork Athletics control.  In all cases, please check before travelling

Specific venue details have, in many cases, yet to finalised, and starting times are shown as a guide only.


Further information on entering Munster events will be posted in due course, on Munster Athletics website

Update 8am Thursday August 31st

Munster Novice, Under 23 and Juvenile Even-Age date changed


Update 9pm Saturday September 16th

Juvenile Even-Age start time changed, Munster Juvenile B - Venue changed to Kerry venue, County Juvenile Cross-County Relay


All events listed on Cork Athletics Calendar - use panels at top of calendar to toggle from Month to Month


Competion Entry Schedule

 Event DateCompetition  Entry Forms Closing Date
Sunday, October 1st Novice & U23 Cross Country Novice & U23 Form Thursday 28th Sept
Sunday, October 8th Junior & Under 19 and Senior Cross Country

Junior & Under 19 Form

Senior Form

Thursday 5th Oct
Sunday, October 15th Intermediate Cross Country   Intermediate Form Thursday 12th Oct
Sunday, November 5th Masters & Novice B Cross Country

Masters Form

Novice B Form

Wednesday 1st Nov
Sunday, October 1st (after Novice races) Juvenile Even Age Cross Country   Juvenile Even Age Form  Tuesday 26th Sept
Sunday, October 8th (after Senior races) Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country   Juvenile Uneven Age Form  Tuesday 3rd Oct
Sunday, October 15th Juvenile B Cross Country   Juvenile B Form Tuesday 10th Oct
Sunday, November 5th Juvenile Cross Country Relays   Juvenile Relays Form Wednesday 1st Nov


West Cork Division Cross-Country Championships 2017

Bandon - 11:30am, Sunday September 17th 2017


East Cork Division Cross-Country Championship - Day 1 2017

Ballynoe - 11:30am, Sunday September 17th 2017


Cork Athletics County Novice Cross-Country Championship 2017

Slieveroe, Riverstick, 12 noon, Sunday October 1st 2017

Cork Athletics Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships 2017

Slieveroe, Riverstick, 1pm, Sunday October 1st 2017


Cork Athletics County Senior & Junior Cross-Country Championships

Conna, 12 noon, Sunday October 8th


Cork Athletics County Juvenile Uneven-Age Cross-Country Championships

Conna, 2pm, Sunday October 8th


Cork Athletics County Intermediate & Juvenile B Cross-Country Championships

Carraig na bhFear, 12 noon, Sunday October 15th 2017


Munster Novice, Under 23 and Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships 2017

Clare Venue TBA, 11am, Sunday 22nd October 2017


Autumn Open Cross Country Festival 2017

TBC, Sunday October 22nd 2017


Cork Athletics County Masters And Novice B Cross-County Championships 2016

Slieveroe, Riverstick (TBC), 1:00pm, Sunday November 6th 2016

Cork Athletics County Juvenile Cross-County Relay Championships 2016

Slieveroe, Riverstick (TBC), 11:30am, Sunday November 6th 2016


Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross Country Championships 2017

Tipperary Venue TBA, Sunday November 12th 2017


British & Irish Masters Cross Country Championships 2017

Derry, Northern Ireland, Saturday November 18th 2017


Munster Masters & Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Championships 2017

Slieveroe, Riverstick, Cork - TBC, Sunday November 19th 2017


Athletics Ireland National Cross-Country Championships 2017

TBA, Sunday November 26th 2017


Athletics Ireland National Juvenile Even Age Cross-Country Championships 2017

TBA, Sunday November 26th 2017


Munster Juvenile "B" Junior & Intermediate Cross Country Championships

Kerry venue, 11am Sunday 03 December 2017


SIAB Schools International Cross-Country

Glasgow, Scotland, 11am Saturday 09 December 2017


European Cross Country Championships 2017

11am Sunday 10 December 2017, 11:00



  • Every Athlete MUST be registered with Athletics Ireland to be eligible to take part
  • Club Colours must be worn
  • No pacing of Athletes
  • Clubs with outstanding fees owed from the Track and Field Season will not be permitted to take part
  • Entries by Email only – Any entry, by text or phone call, will NOT be accepted
  • Late entries will be NOT be accepted
  • Cheques / Postal order should to be made payable to Cork County Board AAI, and sent to Mary Meagher, Competition Secretary, Cork Athletics, 3 Whitethorn Drive, Station Rd, Blarney, Co. Cork. 
  • Please respect our venues! Bring your litter/waste home. The lands are all generously provided by individual landowners, without whose generorosity it would not be possible to hold these events.



•    For eligibility for different competitions see Cork Athletics Competition Bye-Laws - PDF File
•    Women's events are first, followed by the men
•    Team events – 4 to score, with the exception of the Masters men O/50
•    Masters Categories start at 0/35, O/40, O/45……
•    The age on the Day of Competition determines the Masters Category
•    The Junior and Under 19 races will be run together (First event on the programme starting at 12pm) Athletes may compete in both events but must be entered separately for each event!


•    No athlete born in 2010 (under 8) may take part
•    To be eligible for the B Championships, Athletes must have been entered in the A Championships


Photography & Videos

Every person taking photos or videos at these Cross-Country Championships MUST register, on the day, with Cork Athletics Child Protection Officer, or other official. Those taking photos and/or videos may be required to wear identifying Hi-Viz vests.  All images taken must comply with the codes/policies below.

The taking of photos and videos at Athletics Ireland events is governed by Athletics Ireland's codes/policies Code Of Ethics & Good Practice for Children in Athletics and Photgraphy Policy for Schools Events - Athletics Ireland

Cork Athletics records, by photo and/or video, its events, for publicity purposes.  All such images comply with the above codes/policies

Cork Athletics County Board Child Protection Policy


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Please do NOT bring dogs to the venue.  Only Guide dogs, and other registered assistance dogs, are permitted at Cork Athletics venues, on health and safety grounds. 

In addition, the presence of a dog is likely to impair the functioning of a trained assistance dog.  A person bringing a non-assistance dog is likely to be asked to keep their dog in their car, or, in extreme cases, to leave the venue.


Cork Athletics Animal Policy



There will be an Admission Charge for many of these events, payable at the gate

Bandon AC and Bandon Striders - National T&F League Finals 2017

Bandon Striders win Promotion to Premier Division

Athletics Ireland National T&F Leagues Final 2017


Sunday August 20th 2017


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Combined Bandon AC and Bandon Striders Teams

Based on Report by Pat McSweeney, Bandon AC

At Athletics Ireland National T&F League Finals, held in Tullamore last month, Cork county was represented by Bandon AC in the women's Premier Division, while, in the Men's 1st Division, a composite mens team of Bandon AC and Abbey Striders AC members took part.

Bandon Striders put in a great performance over the day, taking the Silver medals, in the Mens First Division, and, in the process gained promotion to the Mens Premier Division for next year.

 Top performances included wins in the Shot Put and Hammer by Patrick McSweeney, and a win in the Long Jump by Shane Howard, who also placed second in the triple jump. Ben ODonovan who was joint first in the High Jump, while Colin Kingston came second in the Discus. Dave Heath placed second in the Weight for Distance, with Naoise Ó Flaitheartaigh coming second in the 5,000m.  The 4x100m relay team also came second.  Bandon Striders point tally came to 101, four ahead of Carlow club, St. Laurence O'Toole AC. Wexford County won on 110 points.

Bandon AC's team faced tough competition in the Womens Premier Division. Their task was compounded by the unavailability of several athletes - Phil Healy, for example, was away on Irish University International duty, at the Universiade, in Taiwan. Further injuries on the day didn't help. Bandon's women were in contention for most of the day, but effort, injuries and the depleted squad took its toll, and the team eventually finished in fifth place on 77 points. St Abban's AC, from Laois, won with 117 points.

Top Bandon AC womens performances on the day included a win for Laura McSweeney in the Shot Put, while Laura also placed second in the Hammer.  Aoibhinn O'Connor took second place in the 400m Hurdles


National T&F League Final Results 2017

Womens Premier Division

Mens Premier Division

Womens First Division

Mens First Division

Detailed Results





Athlete Transfer Listings August 2017

Athletics Ireland Approved Transfers August 2017


Transfer Window Closed

The Summer Transfer Window closed on Thursday August 24th.  Transfer forms may be submitted at any time, but will not be dealt with until the next Transfer Window closes, on March 24th 2018.

Twenty seven (27) athlete transfers were approved at the August meeting of Cork Athletics County Board, on Wednesday September 6th. Twenty three transfers were between Cork clubs, while four more were either "into" or 'out of county' transfers.  There may be other Inter-County transfers in the process of being approved by other Counties, but that have not yet been presented to Cork Athletics


Approved Transfers

AthleteOutgoing ClubIncoming Club
Anne O'Sullivan Ballincollig AC Bweeng Trailblazers AC
Marc Jones Ballymore-Cobh AC Leevale AC
Tony O'Sullivan Ballymore-Cobh AC Togher AC
Aisling Cassidy Bandon AC Leevale AC
James Kirkby Bandon AC Leevale AC
John Griffin Carrigtwohill AC Dromahane Road Runners AC
Noella Carroll Eagle AC Belgooly AC
Fiona O'Connor Eagle AC Togher AC
Lochlann Heaphy Fanahan McSweeney AC Grange-Fermoy AC
John Swanton Galtee Runners AC Eagle AC
Colm Dwane Leevale AC Cork Varsity
Niamh Walsh Leevale AC East Cork AC
Eoin Redmond Leevale AC Riverstick / Kinsale
Kate Redmond Leevale AC Riverstick / Kinsale
Sophie Stack Leevale AC Togher AC
Lorna Santry Midleton AC East Cork AC
PJ Linehan Millstreet AC Duhallow AC
Linda Linehan Millstreet AC Duhallow AC
Sophie Perrott North Cork AC Liscarroll AC
Michael Hand Old Abbey AC Carraig na bhFear AC
Mark Cronin St Finbarr's AC Leevale AC
Sean O'Brien Watergrasshill St Finbarr's AC
Paul Deasy Watergrasshill St Nicholas AC


Approved Inter-County Transfers

There were four inter-county transfers, with one coming into Cork, and three going out. Details of the incoming transfer remain unlisted as official approval is awaited from the outgoing county.

AthleteOutgoing ClubIncoming Club
Clodagh Galvin West Muskerry AC Navan AC, Meath
Sylvain Andrieu Leevale AC Liffey Valley AC, Dublin
Ciara Sheehy Liscarroll AC Emerald AC, Limerick
Leah Butler Ennis Track AC Belgooly AC

Registered Cork Athletics Events Week Ending Sun September 10th 2017

Registered Athletics Ireland Events in Cork This Week

Week Ending Sunday September 10th 2017


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Just Three Registered Races Again this week - 5k, 4 Miles and 10 Miles
With the evenings closing in rapidly, the evening race season is drawing to a close. Although there are one or two more evening races yet to come in the next few weeks, this week marks the final big week for evening races, with the highly popular St Luke's 5k on Thursday and St Finbarr's AC's Cork City 10 Miler on Saturday evening.

Thursday September 7th, 7pm, Mahon - St Luke's Home 5k Road Race


Saturday September 9th, 2pm, Rockchapel - St. Peter's Ladies Football Club 4 Mile Road Race


Saturday September 9th, 6pm, Cork  - John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler



Road Races This Month - September 2017


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Registered Cork Athletics Events Week Ending Sun September 24th 2017

Registered Athletics Ireland Events in Cork This Week

Week Ending Sunday September 24th 2017


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This Week: Mini-Marathon, Last Evening Road Race & Juvenile Cross-Country

Sunday sees Cork Athletics Flagship Fundraiser, the 36th annual Evening Echo Women's mini-Marathon, while Thursday night, Duhallow AC hold the final evening road race of the year. Then, on Saturday morning, North Cork hold their open Juvenile Cross-Country meet.

NB: Stewards are urgently required for Sunday's Mini-Marathon. Each registered club is asked to provide four (4) stewards for the event. Stewards meet at 12 noon, on Sunday 24th, at the City end of Kennedy Park, on Monaghan Road

This is a *MAJOR* Fundraiser for Cork Athletics, so please help. Cork Athletics Cross-Country events cost the Board over €15,000 each year, so without this event, Cork Athletics activities would be very significantly curtailed and entry fees would be far higher. So....Be There - I Will!


Thursday September 12nd, 7:30m, Banteer - Banteer 5k Road Race

Saturday September 23rd, 3pm, Doneraile Park - North Cork AC Juvenile Cross-Country Meet

Sunday September 24th, 1pm, Centre Park Road, Cork  - Cork Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon 2017


Road Races This Month - September 2017


Cork Athletics Find Your Race copy


Leevale Junior Squad in European Club T&F Championships 2017

Leevale AC Represent Ireland at Junior European Champion Clubs Cup

Municipal Stadium Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria, Portugal

Saturday September 16th 2017


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Leevale AC Junior Squad in Leiria, Friday September 15th 2017.  Photo: Leevale AC


A twenty man Leevale Junior Men squad competes in today's Junior European Champion Clubs Cup, in Leiria, Portugal. The event is hosted, for the seventh consecutive year, by Juventude Vidigalense. The Opening ceremony is at 9:15am, with the action due to commence at 10am.  Times are the same as here in Ireland, as Portugal and Ireland share the same time zone.

Countries/Clubs Represented

Estonia Audentes Sports Club
Finland Lahden Ahkera
France Clermont Athlétisme Auvergne
Greece SAKA
Ireland Leevale AC
Israel Jerusalem Leader AC
Czech Republic ASK Slavia Praha
Slovakia ŠK ŠOG Nitra
Slovenia AD Mass Ljubljana
Switzerland LV Winterthur

Leevale AC Junior Mens Squad

Sean O'Callaghan
Jack Murphy
Conor O'Driscoll
Matt Murnane
Charlie O'Donovan
Alvaro Cubillo Garcia
Andre Christie
Padraig O'Callaghan
Stephen O'Callagan
Conor Morey
Colin Doyle
Ryan O'Leary
Jack O'Connor
Ben Smith
Jack Buckley
John Forde
Alan O'Donovan
James Mintern
Daniel Okoh
David Okoh


Leiria 2017 Website


Live Stream


Live Results

Official Results

Cork Athletics Call for Volunteer Stewards - September 2017

Volunteer Stewards Needed for Evening Echo Women's Mini-Marathon

Centre Park Road, Cork

12 noon, Sunday September 24th 2017
Race starts at 1pm


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This month sees two major events in the Cork Athletics calendar.  These are key fundraising events both for Cork Athletics, and also for it's member clubs.  

The Evening Echo Womens Mini-Marathon is organised and hosted by Cork Athletics, and sponsored by Cork's Evening Echo, for the 36th year. The proceeds help Cork Athletics fund its competitions and Championships. In addition it enables the Board to organise training, in coaching, coach education, child protection and safety, along with grants for athletics related equipment.  The Board also organises transport and accomodation for representative Cork teams.

The Vhi A Lust For Life Cork Airport 5k is organised and hosted by Cork Athletics, with the assistance of Cork athletics clubs, on behalf of Athletics Ireland and the Irish Independent.  A portion of the entry fee is donated to the Cork City Hospitals Children's Club.  Cork Athletics receives a fee for organising and hosting the event, and the clubs providing stewards for the event also receive funding. The funds received, both by Cork Athletics and it's member clubs, are ploughed back into athletics in Cork.

Cork Athletics is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation. The Officers, Committee members and others who help to run the business of the Board are all volunteers, who give their time and expertise, free of charge, for the benefit of the athletes and the sport.

Cork Athletics is a designated Sports Body, Registered GS Number 3014 - Cork County Board (Athletics Association of Ireland) - under Section 235 Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997


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Evening Echo Womens Mini-Marathon

Cork Athletics County Board asks each of Cork Athletic's Clubs to provide a minimum of four (4) stewards for the event.

Approx. 70 Stewards are required, including the following:

  • 32 Volunteers are required to Steward the course
  • 30 Stewards are required for the Start/Finish areas



Clubs and individulals should contact/submit names to

Noreen Murphy on 0857157810

Stewards will meet on Centre Park Road (City side) at 12 Noon, on Sunday September 24th, to collect their stewards bibs, vouchers and attend the Stewards Briefing



Registered Cork Athletics Events Week Ending Sun September 17th 2017

Registered Athletics Ireland Events in Cork This Week

Week Ending Sunday September 17th 2017


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This Week: Charleville Half & Cross-Country Starts!

Sunday sees the hugely popular Charleville Half-Marathon, while, a little later in the morning, the Cross-Country season kicks off with the East Cork and West Cork Divisional Cross-Country Championships, in Ballynoe and Bandon, respectively. 

Sunday September 17th, 10am, Charleville - Charleville International Half Marathon

Sunday September 17th, 11:30am, Ballynoe - East Cork Division Cross-Country Championship

Sunday September 17th, 11:30am, Bandon  - West Cork Division Cross-Country Championship


Road Races This Month - September 2017


Cork Athletics Find Your Race copy

Cork Athletics Autumn-Winter Technical Coaching Days 2017

Cork Athletics Autumn-Winter Technical Coaching Days 2017

Cork Athletics autumn & early winter Coaching Series 2017 will be held, at CIT Track, on Saturdays over the next three months

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The Cork County Board Autumn Winter Coaching Series is returning this year


  • Events Covered: High Jump, Hurdles, Shot Put, Discus, Hammer and Javelin
  • All last year’s coaches are on board again for this season

A new element is being introduced this year.  Along with technical coaching, Cork Athletics will also be organising sessions for officials.

Parents, coaches, athletes, anyone who would like to judge at County Championships, and those who would like to become more familiar with the rules of the events, are welcome to come along.

Themed Workshops

Senior County Officials will run workshops themed on what the judges are looking for.  While your coach is interested in your technique, with a view to improving distance thrown, or time achieved, an event judge is only concerned that your effort is within the rules of the sport. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the rules of the various events, and to be more confident when helping out at our championships.

This is the fourth year of the series, and Cork Athletics welcomes all returning members, along with new members joining for their first time.

These sessions are open to all agre groups: Juvenile, Junior, Senior & Masters - If you'd like to perfect your technique, then do come along.



The aim of the sessions is to raise the technical standard in these events among Cork athletes, and to provide access to coaching and equipment in these events.

Beginners and improvers are welcome. Club coaches or parents who may wish to come along on any of the days are also welcome.

Each of these disciplines; Hurdles, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin and Hammer, will be covered on each of the training days.


Registration Cost:  €5 per athlete per  day

These Technical Coaching Events are confined to Athletics Ireland registered athletes who are registered with Cork Athletics clubs.

Themed Workshop Sessions

There is no charge for the Themed Workshop Sessions


NB: Athletes must arrive in good time and participate in the warm up session, which will be part of the session, starting at 14:00 (2pm).  Athletes who are late and have NOT completed their warm up routine will NOT permitted to take part, so it is essential that athletes arrive in good time.



  Saturday     September 30th  
  14:00 - 16:00pm  
 CIT Track 
Saturday October 14th 14:00 - 16:00pm  CIT Track
Saturday October 28th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track
Saturday November 11th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track
Saturday November 25th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track
Saturday December 9th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track


Minimum Age:

    Hurdles, Shot, High Jump - Born 2008, or earlier
        Javelin, Discus, Hammer  - Born 2007, or earlier

Except for the Minimum Age, per above, these sessions are open to athletes of all ages, including Senior & Masters


Events & Coaches

Shot Advanced Dave Fratioli Limerick
Shot Beginner/Improver   Eamonn O Ceallaigh  
Ballincollig AC
Hurdles   Colette Kelly Belgooly AC
High Jump   Martin O'Sullivan Liscarroll AC
Discus   Finbarr McCarthy Fanahan McSweeney AC
Javelin   Tom Galvin North Cork AC


In addition to the designated coaches, as per above, Cork Athletics welcomes other Technical Event Coaches and individuals who would like to become Technical Event Coaches.  If you would like to be involved, you need only turn up. If you are interested in coaching, or becoming a coach, please, if possible, email Colette Kelly in advance.



 Registration will be on the day, at 13:30pm each day, in the equipment shed (by the 200m start/adjacent to the gate at the CIT Campus side of the track.

Club coaches and parents are welcome to come along and participate in the sessions. There is no fee for parents or coaches attending the officials workshops.



 Queries should be directed to John Copithorne, Cork Athletics County Board Registrar, on 0861713500

Cork Athletics Registration Figures - August 31st 2017

Record Cork Athletics Registration Figures - August 31st 2017


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As of August 31st, Cork Athletics Registrations stand at 7,489 registered Cork Athletics-Athletics Ireland members, just 65 members more than at the end of July.  The 2016 end of August figure was 6,851, representing an increase of 9.31% on 2016, and 21.57% increase on the July 2015 registration figure of 6160. The next couple of weeks, or so, should see a surge in registrations, as clubs register new members for the Autumn Cross-Country season, which starts in earnest, on Sunday October 1st, with the Cork Athletics County Juvenile Even-Age and Novice Cross-Country Championships, in the Cork Athletics grounds at Slieveroe, Riverstick.


All of Cork's fifty three registered clubs now have registered athletes, however, as per the past three months, both Cork Varsities AC, with 9 registered members, and Ballinacurra Villagers AC, with just 1 registered member, have less than the requisite ten (10) members to constitute an Athletics Ireland registered club.


At the May meeting of Cork Athletics County Board, Registrar, John Copithorne, said that many coaches and officials are continuing to be actively involved in Athletics,  but remain unregistered.

 Unregistered athletes, coaches and/or officials are NOT covered by the Athletics Ireland insurance for any purpose whatsoever, leaving those athletes, officials, coaches and clubs in a precarious position. 

Any club having difficulties registering their athletes should contact Cork Athletics Registrar, John Copithorne 0861713500


2017 Athletics Ireland Registrations are now Due

Clubs are reminded that UNREGISTERED athletes are NOT covered by Athletics Irelands insurance, for ANY purpose, training or competition.

Clubs are urged to register all remaining unregistered personnel without further delay.



Webmaster's Note: I have been 'Banging on' for ages about the Bandon Rugby Club case. The Irish Times reported on the case in April 1997.  Twenty years later, the judgement is still as relevant, and stands out as a warning to the consequences of not registering members of an organisation.  A further related Irish Times article advises clubs to ensure that members are registered.


Overall Registrations as at August 31st 2017

Leevale AC remain at the head of the list, ahead of Bandon AC, with both club having over 600 registered members, with each over 200 registrations ahead of third placed Ballymore-Cobh AC, with Midleton AC in fourth position, closely followed by Youghal AC in fifth, with the latter three clubs all having over 300 registered members.  A further seven clubs now exceed the 200 registrations mark, while another seventeen clubs have over 100 registered members.


Team nameJunJuvMastersSeniorOverall
Leevale A.C. 17 427 124 85 653
Bandon A.C. 10 465 114 38 627
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 1 192 171 21 385
Midleton A.C. 0 171 147 18 336
Youghal A.C. 2 158 131 20 311
Togher A.C. 3 152 106 29 290
Belgooly A.C. 2 223 34 3 262
West Muskerry A.C. 1 194 40 8 243
St. Catherine's A.C. 0 175 50 12 237
North Cork A.C. 1 163 57 11 232
Mallow A.C. 2 1 198 20 221
St. Nicholas A.C. 1 111 85 22 219
Tracton A.C. 0 120 66 10 196
Eagle A.C. 0 0 162 21 183
Ballincollig A.C. 0 124 46 7 177
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 2 130 37 7 176
Clonakilty Road Runners 0 110 51 3 164
St. Finbarrs A.C. 0 3 125 26 154
Ballintotis Fit4Life 0 3 126 18 147
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 0 61 80 6 147
Doheny A.C. 0 125 7 1 133
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 0 128 5 0 133
Watergrasshill A.C. 1 0 105 27 133
Skibbereen A.C. 0 106 16 5 127
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 0 79 31 8 118
Old Abbey A.C. 2 103 6 1 112
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 0 0 73 31 104
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 0 90 13 103
Millstreet A.C. 0 70 28 3 101
Bantry A.C. 0 43 38 15 96
Liscarroll A.C. 3 69 16 3 91
Courcey A.C. 0 78 11 0 89
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 0 78 9 1 88
Durrus A.C. 0 56 20 2 78
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 0 65 8 3 76
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 2 55 12 69
Carrigtwohill A.C. 0 1 43 21 65
Duhallow A.C. 0 0 36 7 43
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 0 1 37 5 43
Galtee Runners A.C. 0 0 33 8 41
Churchtown Road Runners 0 0 20 13 33
Buttevant R.C. 0 0 26 6 32
Fota Island Running Club 0 0 20 11 31
Donoughmore A.C. 0 0 28 1 29
Shandrum A.C. 2 2 21 4 29
Glanmire A.C. 0 23 2 0 25
East Cork A.C. 0 0 16 8 24
Rising Sun A.C. 0 1 22 0 23
Cork Mental Health A.C. 0 0 9 12 21
Garryvoe A.C. 0 0 12 5 17
Abbey Striders A.C. 0 5 4 3 12
Cork Varsity A.C. 1 0 0 8 9
Ballinacurra Villagers 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 51 4018 2797 623 7489



Juvenile/Junior Registrations as at August 31st 2017


Bandon AC are the largest Juvenile/Junior club, with 475 Under-Age athletes, followed by Leevale AC on 444, with both clubs having over 400 registered Juniors/Juveniles.  Belgooly AC are the only other club to exceed the 200 mark, while a further seventeen clubs now have over 100 registered Juveniles/Juniors.


Team nameJunJuvOverall
Bandon A.C. 10 465 475
Leevale A.C. 17 427 444
Belgooly A.C. 2 223 225
West Muskerry A.C. 1 194 195
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 1 192 193
St. Catherine's A.C. 0 175 175
Midleton A.C. 0 171 171
North Cork A.C. 1 163 164
Youghal A.C. 2 158 160
Togher A.C. 3 152 155
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 2 130 132
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 0 128 128
Doheny A.C. 0 125 125
Ballincollig A.C. 0 124 124
Tracton A.C. 0 120 120
St. Nicholas A.C. 1 111 112
Clonakilty Road Runners 0 110 110
Skibbereen A.C. 0 106 106
Old Abbey A.C. 2 103 105
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 0 79 79
Courcey A.C. 0 78 78
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 0 78 78
Liscarroll A.C. 3 69 72
Millstreet A.C. 0 70 70
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 0 65 65
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 0 61 61
Durrus A.C. 0 56 56
Bantry A.C. 0 43 43
Glanmire A.C. 0 23 23
Abbey Striders A.C. 0 5 5
Shandrum A.C. 2 2 4
Mallow A.C. 2 1 3
St. Finbarrs A.C. 0 3 3
Ballintotis Fit4Life 0 3 3
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 2 2
Watergrasshill A.C. 1 0 1
Carrigtwohill A.C. 0 1 1
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 0 1 1
Rising Sun A.C. 0 1 1
Cork Varsity A.C. 1 0 1
Eagle A.C. 0 0 0
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 0 0 0
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 0 0
Duhallow A.C. 0 0 0
Galtee Runners A.C. 0 0 0
Churchtown Road Runners 0 0 0
Buttevant R.C. 0 0 0
Fota Island Running Club 0 0 0
Donoughmore A.C. 0 0 0
East Cork A.C. 0 0 0
Cork Mental Health A.C. 0 0 0
Garryvoe A.C. 0 0 0
Ballinacurra Villagers 0 0 0
Totals 51 4018 4069


Senior/Master Registrations as at August 31st 2017

Mallow AC remain the largest senior club in Cork, toping the list with 218 registered members, closely followed by Leevale AC, with 209 registered adults. The number of clubs with 100, or more, registered adult members remains at fourteen (14). Eleven clubs have five or less Registered Juveniles/Juniors, while a further ten clubs have none at all.


Team nameMastersSeniorOverall
Mallow A.C. 198 20 218
Leevale A.C. 124 85 209
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 171 21 192
Eagle A.C. 162 21 183
Midleton A.C. 147 18 165
Bandon A.C. 114 38 152
Youghal A.C. 131 20 151
St. Finbarrs A.C. 125 26 151
Ballintotis Fit4Life 126 18 144
Togher A.C. 106 29 135
Watergrasshill A.C. 105 27 132
St. Nicholas A.C. 85 22 107
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 73 31 104
Aghada Running Club ARC 90 13 103
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 80 6 86
Tracton A.C. 66 10 76
North Cork A.C. 57 11 68
Bweeng Trail Blazers 55 12 67
Carrigtwohill A.C. 43 21 64
St. Catherine's A.C. 50 12 62
Clonakilty Road Runners 51 3 54
Ballincollig A.C. 46 7 53
Bantry A.C. 38 15 53
West Muskerry A.C. 40 8 48
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 37 7 44
Duhallow A.C. 36 7 43
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 37 5 42
Galtee Runners A.C. 33 8 41
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 31 8 39
Belgooly A.C. 34 3 37
Churchtown Road Runners 20 13 33
Buttevant R.C. 26 6 32
Millstreet A.C. 28 3 31
Fota Island Running Club 20 11 31
Donoughmore A.C. 28 1 29
Shandrum A.C. 21 4 25
East Cork A.C. 16 8 24
Durrus A.C. 20 2 22
Rising Sun A.C. 22 0 22
Skibbereen A.C. 16 5 21
Cork Mental Health A.C. 9 12 21
Liscarroll A.C. 16 3 19
Garryvoe A.C. 12 5 17
Courcey A.C. 11 0 11
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 8 3 11
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 9 1 10
Doheny A.C. 7 1 8
Cork Varsity A.C. 0 8 8
Old Abbey A.C. 6 1 7
Abbey Striders A.C. 4 3 7
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 5 0 5
Glanmire A.C. 2 0 2
Ballinacurra Villagers 0 1 1
Totals 2797 623 3420

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