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Munster Athletics Notice - Entry System Difficulties - June 2019

National Juvenile Outdoor Championships Entries 2019 (Munster Qualifiers to National)

Message from Munster Athletics

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Some Clubs have been having problems with the Munster system, accessing Competition No. 61 - National Juvenile Outdoors (Munster Qualifiers to National).

 

If you are having problems, please raise a support ticket with Entry4Sports, and they will sort it out for you. It is likely that you that you have not been defined as having the correct authority to access the competition.

 

Munster have set the closing date for the National Juvenile Outdoor entries to the same date as National. 

This gives clubs more time, but gives less time to Munster to conduct all the checking.

 

THE SYSTEM WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON 30TH JUNE



Munster Athletics is relying on Clubs to get their entries completed as early as possible.

 

NB: At 12 midnight on 29th June, the entry fee will increase, from 5 euro to 10 euro, until the final closing of entries, at midnight on 30th June

 

NATIONAL JUVENILE RELAYS

To make it easier for County Secretaries and Club Secretaries, National Juvenile Relay entries, has also been set up on the Munster system. This is Competition No. 62, Titled Munster Juvenile Relays.

Relays qualify from County Championships so will not be checked by Munster, but will be done by each County.

Any queries relating to relays should be directed to your respective County.

Steeplechase Added to Cork Athletics Graded Leagues Round 3 Program 2019

Graded Leagues Round 3 2019 - Liam Harris Euro Under-23 Bid

CIT Track

19:30pm, Friday June 28th 2019

 


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A Men's 3,000m Steeplechase has been added to the Meet Programme for next Friday's 3rd Round of Cork Athletics Graded Leagues, sponsored by John Buckley Sports. The event has been included by special request, to facilitate an attempt by Togher AC's Liam Harris, to make the 9:05.00 qualification time for the upcoming European Under-23 Championships, which will be held in Gavle, Sweden, next month.

Friday next, 28th June, is the final date by which qualification times must be achieved, so Cork Athletics is asking for other athletes interested in running in the 3,000m Steeplechase, to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible

 

Under International Standards, a minimum of three athletes are required for the event.  All requirements for qualification will be met: Electronic timing will be used on the night, with full manual back-up, along with wind measurement, and qualified officials. It is also hoped to have pacemakers.



Liam's PB is 9:09.65, set at the IFAM International, in Oordegem, Belgium, last month. Cork Athletics will everything it can to help Liam achieve his 9:05.00 target - Can YOU help? Please spread the word - Liam needs more athletes in the event! If you know anyone who may be interested, please pass the message on!!



Athletics Ireland European Under-23 Championships Selection Policy, Gavle, Sweden, July 11th - 14th

 

Liam Harris' IAAF Profile


European Under-23 Championship Website

 

Graded League Schedule 2019

DateDayVenueTime Events     
                     
24 April 2019 Wednesday CIT Track 7:15pm   100m Mile 400m Long Jump Shot Javelin
          7:45pm 8:00pm 8:20pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:50pm
                     
23rd May 2019 Thursday CIT Track 7:15pm   800m 200m 3,000m High Jump Hammer Discus
          8:00 pm 8:20pm 8:40pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 8:00pm
                     
28th June 2019 Friday CIT Track 7:15pm   100m 1500m 400m 3k Steeplechase
Long Jump Shot
          8:00pm 8:20pm 8:40pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:00 pm
                     
15th July 2019 Monday CIT Track 7:15pm   800m 200m 3,000m High Jump Javelin Discus
          8:00 pm 8:20pm 8:40pm 7:30 pm 7:30pm 8:15 pm

 

Triple Jump, Pole Vault, and/or Hurdles may be held, if requested AT LEAST 3 days before the meet.
Competitors will have four (4) attempts in Throwing Events and Long Jump

 

 

3:42 1500m PB for Fearghal Curtin at Portland Games 2019

Fearghal Curtin Runs 3:42.80 1,500m PB

Portland Games High-Performance Festival

Portland, Oregon, USA

Sunday June 9th 2019

 

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Portland Games - High-Performance Meet

 

Results of 1,500m - Heat 2

 

Last weekend, Fearghal Curtin, Arizona State and Youghal AC, stepped down in distance, from his usual 5,000m, to run the 1,500m, at the Portland Games. Running in Heat 2 of the 1,500m at the High Performance Portland Games Meet, Fearghal took a huge 4 seconds plus off his previous 3:47 best for the distance.

 

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Fearghal Curtin Crosses the Finish Line at Portland Games 1,500m 2019

Fearghal's 3:42.80 sets several markers: It ranks as the 7th fastest time in Arizona State history, and, as yet unconfirmed, places him third on the Irish Under 23 rankings. It is also inside the European Under-23 Qualifying Times. Additionally it places him 50th on the All-Time Irish men's 1,500m standings

Fearghal's performance is all the more impressive when one considers that the reason he dropped in distance, from the 5,000m, was that he had missed a big chunk of training, being laid-low, for over a week, with a stomach bug!

Fearghal finished second, in Heat 2, behind Patrick Joseph, 3:40.88, to finish 9th overall in the aggregated 1,500m standings. Heat 1 was won by Craig Engels, of the Nike Orgon Project, in 3:35.32, with 5 athletes running under 3:40.

 

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Big 3000m PB for Fearghal Curtin

 

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Fearghal Curtin's European Athletics Profile

 

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Important Notice re All-Ireland Relay Championships

Important Notice re All-Ireland Relays

New Arrangements for Entering All-Ireland Relays

Tullamore, 29th June 2019

 

The All Ireland Relays for Under 12 and Under 13 Boys & Girls will be held on 29th June 2019 in Tullamore, along with the Under 9-11 team games, and some of the Under 12-13 individual events.

The closing date for entry is Wednesday 19th June

 Qualification for the All-Ireland Relays was at County Relay Day. 

 

Clubs whose Under 12 and 13 relay teams placed in the top 3 in the County Relay championships should notify the Competition Secretary Mary Meagher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP if your teams intend on travelling.

The Competition Secretary must verify qualifiers, and is waiting on National to confirm whether county or individual clubs enter teams for the event. 

 

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday June 9th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday June 9th 2019

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Monday June 3rd,12:30pm, Ballinaspittle - Courcey AC's Open Sports
Saturday June 8th, 11am, Doneraile - Doneraile 10k
Sunday June 9th, 2pm, Meelin - Twomey Remorial 6k

 

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun June 9th - Courcey AC's Open Sports, with the Doneraile 10k and Twomey Remorial 6k Road Races, while, Provincially, we have the Munster U-12 to U-19 T&F Championships - Day 1, and the Munster Senior Under-23 & Masters T&F Championships
 

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

 

Comprehensive Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - April 2014 - May 2016 (on Old Cork Athletics website)

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

 

 

Cork Events This Week

 

Monday June 3rd, 12:30pm, Ballinaspittle - Courcey's Open Sports

 

Saturday June 8th, 11am, Doneraile - Doneraile 10k

 

Sunday June 9th, 2pm, Meelin - Twomey Remorial 6k

 

 

Munster

Saturday June 8th, 11am, Templemore, Co Tipperary - Munster U-12 to U-19 T&F Championships - Day 1

 

Sunday June 9th, 11am, Templemore, Co Tipperary - Munster Senior Under-23 & Masters T&F Championships

 

 

International

Thursday June 6th, Rome - Diamond League 2018 - Rome

 

 

Online Registrations

The Following Upcoming Races currently have Online Entry or Online Registration open:
If your event is missing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 Cork City Marathon, Sunday 2nd June

 

Coolagown 5k, Thursday 13th June

Pre-Registrations are being taken until Wednesday (12th) night - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with name, club and date of birth, then pay on the night


Belle of Ballincollig 5k, Thursday 13th June

 

Donoughmore 7 Mile, Thursday 20th June


Willie Neenan Memorial 5, Friday 28th June


Coachford 5 Mile, Thursday July 11th

 

Charleville Half-Marathon, Sunday 15th September

 

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Echo Women's Mini-Marathon, Sunday 22nd September

 

Thomas Kent 10k, Sunday 10th November

 

 

Cork City Marathon 2019 - Weather Outlook - Hydration and Eating Advice

Cork City Marathon 2019 - Weather Prospects, Hydration and Eating Advice

Sun Protection, Weather, Hydration and Eating advice from Cork City Marathon's Medical Director, Dr. Jason Van der Velde


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Dr. Jason Van der Velde, Cork City Marathon's Medical Director speaking to some of the Marathon Medical Volunteers before the 2018 Marathon


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 Some of the St. John's Ambulance, Red Cross, Order of Malta and Civil Defence Volunteers, after the 2019 Marathon Medical briefing, on Wednesday May 29th

 

Weather Disclaimer - DON'T Panic!

So...It's the final countdown! ...Little over 12 hours to go!!

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 Weather at 6am Sunday  Weather at 9am Sunday  Weather at 12 noon Sunday

 

Weather Update 7pm Saturday 1st June

Looking good now! Rain willhit Cork City shortly..probably before 8pm. It should clear by 3am, and remain fine for most people. It might be slightly damp from the early afternoon onwards. Wind is expected to be quite strong, starting around 17kph, and increasing to 23kph by mid-day, but gusting up to 40kph. Temperature is expected to be in the range of 14C to 16C, but will feel slightly cooler due to wind chill. Remember, however, that wind behind you will tend to make it appear warmer..and colder went you have the cooling effect on your face.  Humidity will also be a consideration. Starting at around 90%, it should drop to 75% by noon. UV Index is likely to be around 5 during the Marathon...Wear sunblock! 

 

Weather Update 8pm Friday 31st May

 

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Weather Outlook, at 20:00 Friday May 31st

 

The last weather update here will be around 8pm tomorrow evening (maybe a bit earlier...There a football match on ...YNWA!!). There won't be an update on Sunday morning....LOOK OUT THE WINDOW!!!)

As of now, the Low Pressure system off the west coast is being kind to the Marathon and is heading off up towards the Faroe Islands...or somewhere other than Cork! So, for Sunday morning, the overnight rain should have cleared by 6am. Temperatures of 12 - 16C are expected, though it will remain humid, particularly after the rain. The main threat will be from the wind. The isobars are quite spaced in the Cork area, however wind speeds of 10kph are expected, possibly with gusts of 40kph! If you are faced with a headwind, get shelter behind someone...and take turns at the front.

Next & Final update: Saturday evening

 

Weather Update 8pm Thursday 30th May

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Weather Outlook, at 20:00 Thursday May 30th

 

Another 24 hours gone - only 3 more sleeps! - and the weather has changed slightly again. It looks like there will be heavy rain overnight, clearing around 6am. Temperatures of 10C to 15C look to be on the cards now....and winds are slackening, as can be seen from the spread of the pressure isobars.   Thankfully that ominous Low Pressure system seems to be heading further west and north. Tomorrow evening, some 36 hours out, things should be pretty predictable (famous last words!), so we'll see how the next update pans out.



Weather Update 8pm Wednesday 29th May

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Weather Outlook, at 20:00 Wednesday May 29th

 

It's just 24 Hours since the previous outlook (below) and there has been a significant change for the better. It's still *WAY* too early to say what way things are going to turn out. Met Eireann is saying that "the weather is going to be variable, right through the Bank Holiday weekend"

The good news is that, as it stands, it looks like the threat of rain may have been reduced, however winds may still be high - it all depends on how and where that Low Pressure System, off the west coast tracks. Right now it appears to be heading northeast, off the west coast and may hit landfall in Donegal, rather than Kerry as appeared to be the case yesterday.

 

 

Weather Picture as at 8pm Tuesday - This scenario has been overtaken by the above

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Weather Outlook, at 20:00 Tuesday May 28th

 

It's still too far out to firm up on the weather, but long-term forecasts suggest temperatures in the low to mid-teens by Marathon start time, 8:30am, and staying pretty much that way for the day. It may be wet to begin with, but should improve - Hopefully the wet weather, if it happens at all, will have passed by start time. One of the biggest issues could be wind, with winds of 10 to 11kph on the cards, but gusting 23kph, with max. gusts of 41kph.

If it is windy, get shelter behind others - even being in-line, but several metres behind someone can give you shelter. If you are running with the wind, you may feel warmer - the cooling effect on your face won't be happening, and you may think it a good idea to discard extra layers. HOLD OFF on that until you've turned into the wind, where you'll fee the full cooling effects - You can decide after that whether or not you want to chuck the extras.

The Marathon's Medical Director, Dr. Jason Van der Velde advises that you sip your drinks - do NOT 'Guzzle' every drop of water you can get.  Your priority is to maintain a healthy electrolyte balance. Eating or drinking something with some salt in it will help. Crisps are ideal - now there's a novel suggestion, a crisp station every few miles! 

On Sports drinks, Dr. Van der Velde said "When you're low on salt, the last thing you want is a low-salt diet"..."Stay away from them!"

After you cross the finish line, Dr. Van der Velde recommends that you continue moving. When you stop suddenly, your body has no time to react - your adreneline is still pumping...but you've stopped, so blood pressure plummets ...and many faint/collapse. This is why the food, medal an water stations always seem so far from the finish line...You're meant to have to walk to reach them!

If you do collapse, or you need to assist someone who has collapsed, raise your/their legs. A common reaction is to sit up, when you really need to get the blood to the head...so sitting up isn't the best in that situation.

 

Dr. Van der Velde advises on Sun Protection and Weather Conditions ahead of 2019 Cork City Marathon

 

 

 

Dr. Van der Velde Advises on Hydration


 


Alex O'Shea


If you think you're too experienced to succumb to the heat, read Alex O'Shea's report from his experience, in temperatures of 30C, at last weekend's European 24 Hour Championship. Alex has massive experience, and has the admiration and respect of everyone in the running community, but still suffered.



Dr. Van der Velde was speaking on Wednesday 30th May 2018, at a briefing, in Cork's City Hall, for some of the 100+ medical volunteers who were on duty around the course, and at the finish, on last year.

 

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Listening to Dr. Van der Velde and his colleagues presentations, and the interaction with the medical volunteers, I was struck by their focus on the task in hand. Whether we realise it or not, we rely heavily on these men and women. Most of the time that we notice them, there's little going on, but these guys are on the ball and know their stuff. Their plans are to have an ambulance at any point on the course within 6 minutes. 

 

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Help them to help you - take care on Sunday. If you see someone in trouble, flag it up to a steward, or first-aid on the course - they'll be alerted to that person coming along. ...ad do listen to the advice, please.

Weather Update


The weather forecast will be updated on this page every day, until Saturday evening

 

 

Course Measurer's Course Information

Marathon & Relay Route Info

NB: There is a change to the first Relay Changeover this year. Due to road layout changes at the Tivoli Flyover, the First-Second Leg Changeover wilkl take place at the start of the Tivoli Dual-Carriageway.

In other words, the First Relay Leg is approx. 500m Longer, and the Second Relay Leg is (obviously) 500m shorter. (....Sadly I've got the First Leg!)

 

Half-Marathon Route Info


John Cashman (103FM) interviews Course Measurer John Quigley

 

 

Cork Athletics Webmaster's Marathon Advice:


Marathon Advice - The last Two Weeks

Marathon Advice - On The Day

Marathon Advice - Afterwards - The Recovery Phase

 

The Last Two Weeks Before The Marathon:

Speedwork:

Cut down on intensity and/or volume.

 

Long Run & Speedwork

Long run two weeks before event: 15 max - EASY!!! pace.

DON'T be tempted to do any last minute long runs or strenuous speedwork in the last two weeks, but particularly in the final week. You CAN'T do too little....but you CAN do too much. The last two weeks are for tapering and building up glycogen stores in the body.

Do too much now and you'll blow your full potential!

Mon/Tues of last week before event: last speed work - light speed session, holding back or 2 miles med/hard but not all out.

Any heavy work in the last 10 days will do vou damage. Its hard to do too little but you can very easily do too much!!

 

Fluids

For the last 10 days(before the event) or so, get plenty of fluids on board. Drink WATER often, several times a day - more than normal. By Fri/Sat week, you need literally to have to get up during the night to get rid of excess.

Excuse the detail: your aim (no pun intended) is light-straw coloured urine at all times (this is the acid test) [not uric acid <grin>]. If you drink a lot in one go, it will become clear but will return to "normal" after some time (12-24 hours) Proper hydration will keep it clear all the time.  Binge drinking water/fluids may flush out the electrolytes from your system, making fatigue and cramp more likely.  Drink little and often - allow your system to find its natural equilibrium.

 

Drink:

Alcohol - will dehydrate you - go easy for the last 4 or 5 days, particularly last 2 days (too little
time to flush system & rehydrate fully).

Soft drinks - too much will deplete your potassium levels.

Apparently even a 2% deficit in hydration levels will have a HUGE detrimental effect on performance. Carbo Depletion/loading;

Depletion - cutting out/down on carbohydrate for 3-4 days - Probably not a good idea - tried it once. Current wisdom is against it.

 

Carbo Loading

Definitely a good idea. Will be less effective if you don't hydrate AND get plenty of vitamin C on board. For the last 4 days or so get PLENTY of carbohydrates in - substitute carbos for protein.

 

Protein

Burns dirty. Eat very little protein in last 24 to 36 hours, same goes for high fibre foods, otherwise you will probably need to stop for a (p)it stop in the first 10 miles or so.

 

 

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

Comprehensive Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday June 30th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday June 30th 2019

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Friday June 28th, 7:30pm, Cork Athletics Graded T&F Leagues 2019 - Round 3 Friday June 28th, 8pm, Courtmacsherry - Courtmacsherry 10k Friday June 28th, 8:15pm, Millstreet - Willie Neenan Memorial 5 Mile Sunday June 30th, 10:30am, Ennis - Munster Athletics Juvenile B T&F & Juvenile Pentathlon Championships

 

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun June 30th - Courtmacsherry 10k, Willie Neenan Memorial 5 Mile, Cork Athletics Graded T&F Leagues 2019 - Round 3


NB: There is on-line entry available for both Courtmacsherry and Willie Neenan races - scroll down page for direct entry links - Walk Up entry for both races also

Provincially, there is the Munster Athletics Juvenile B T&F & Juvenile Pentathlon Championships, while, Nationally, we have the Glohealth National T&F League - Day 2


Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

 

Comprehensive Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - April 2014 - May 2016 (on Old Cork Athletics website)

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

 

 

Cork Events This Week

 

Friday June 28th, 7:30pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Graded T&F Leagues 2019 - Round 3 - Sponsored by John Buckley Sports

 

Friday June 28th, 8pm, Courtmacsherry -  Courtmacsherry 10k

 

Friday June 28th, 8:15pm, Millstreet - Willie Neenan Memorial 5 Mile

 

 

Munster

Sunday June 30th, 10:30am, Lees Road, Ennis - Munster Athletics Juvenile B T&F & Juvenile Pentathlon Championships

 

National

Sunday June 30th, 10:30am, Santry & Athlone - Glohealth National T&F League - Day 2

 

 

International

 

Sunday June 30th, Stanford, Conneticut, USA - Diamond League - Prefontaine Classic - Stanford

 

 

 

Online Registrations

The Following Upcoming Races currently have Online Entry or Online Registration open:
If your event is missing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Willie Neenan Memorial 5, Friday 28th June

 

Courtmacsherry 10k, Friday 28th June


Coachford 5 Mile, Thursday July 11th

 

Grange Fermoy AC's Bob Burke 4 Mile, Sunday July 28th

 

Kinsale Regatta 5 Mile, Friday August 2nd

 

East Cork Harbour Marathon, Half-Mar & 10k, Saturday Aug 10th

 

Charleville Half-Marathon, Sunday 15th September

 

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Echo Women's Mini-Marathon, Sunday 22nd September

 

Thomas Kent 10k, Sunday 10th November

 

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday June 23rd 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday June 23rd 2019

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Thursday June 20th, 20:00pm, Donoughmore - Donoughmore 7 Friday June 21st, 19:30pm, Newtownshandrum - Shandrum 4 Mile Thursday June 20th, pm, Ballynoe - East Cork T&F Championships Day 2 Saturday June 22nd, 6:30pm, Banteer - Banteer Open Sports

 

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun June 23rd - Donoughmore 7, Shandrum 4 Mile, East Cork Div T&F Chps - Day 2 and Banteer Open Sports. Nationally, we have the AAI Games, Tailteann Schools Interprovincial Games and GloHealth National Combined Events Championships Days 1 & 2
 

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

 

Comprehensive Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - April 2014 - May 2016 (on Old Cork Athletics website)

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

 

 

Cork Events This Week

 

Thursday June 20th, 20:00pm, Donoughmore - Donoughmore 7

 

Thursday June 20th, 19:00pm, Ballynoe - East Cork T&F Chps Day 2

 

Friday June 21st, 19:30pm, Newtownshandrum - Shandrum 4 Mile

 

Saturduay June 22nd, 18:30pm, Banteer - Banteer Open Sports

 

 National

Saturday June 22nd, 10:00am, Santry, Dublin - AAI Games

 

Saturday June 22nd, 10:00am, Santry, Dublin - Tailteann Schools Interprovincial Games

 

Sat/Sun June 22nd/23rd, 10:00am, Santry, Dublin - GloHealth National Combined Events Championships Days 1 & 2

 

 

Online Registrations

The Following Upcoming Races currently have Online Entry or Online Registration open:
If your event is missing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Donoughmore 7 Mile, Thursday 20th June


Willie Neenan Memorial 5, Friday 28th June

 

Courtmacsherry 10k, Friday 28th June


Coachford 5 Mile, Thursday July 11th

 

Grange Fermoy AC's Bob Burke 4 Mile, Sunday July 28th

 

Kinsale Regatta 5 Mile, Friday August 2nd

 

East Cork Harbour Marathon, Half-Mar & 10k, Saturday Aug 10th

 

Charleville Half-Marathon, Sunday 15th September

 

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Echo Women's Mini-Marathon, Sunday 22nd September

 

Thomas Kent 10k, Sunday 10th November

 

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday June 16th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday June 16th 2019

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Wednesday June 12th, 19:45pm, Cork - Grant Thornton Corporate Challenge 5k Thursday June 13th, 20:00pm, Ballincollig - Ballincollig GAA Club-Belle of Ballincollig 5k
Thursday June 13th, 20:00pm, Coolagown - Coolagown 5k Friday June 14th, 20:00pm, Ballyanly - Inniscarra 4

 

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun June 16th - Grant Thornton Corporate Challenge 5k, Belle of Ballincollig 5k, Coolagown 5k and Inniscarra 4, while, Provincially, we have Munster U-12 to U-19 T&F Championships - Day 2 & Day 3
 

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

 

Comprehensive Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - April 2014 - May 2016 (on Old Cork Athletics website)

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

 

 

Cork Events This Week

 

Wednesday June 12th, 19:45pm, Cork - Grant Thornton Corporate Challenge 5k

 

Thursday June 13th, 20:00pm, Ballincollig - Ballincollig GAA Club-Belle of Ballincollig 5k

 

Thursday June 13th, 20:00pm, Coolagown - Coolagown 5k

 

Friday June 14th, 20:00pm, Ballyanly - Inniscarra 4

 

Munster

Saturday June 15th, 11am, Templemore, Co Tipperary - Munster U-12 to U-19 T&F Championships - Day 2

 

Sunday June 16th, 11am, Templemore, Co Tipperary - Munster U-12 to U-19 T&F Championships - Day 3

 

 National

Saturday June 15th, 10:00am, Phoenix Park, Dublin - Irish Runner 5 Mile - National 5 Mile Championship

 

 

International

Thursday June 13th, Oslo, Norway - Diamond League 2018 - Bislett Games

 

Online Registrations

The Following Upcoming Races currently have Online Entry or Online Registration open:
If your event is missing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Coolagown 5k, Thursday 13th June

Pre-Registrations are being taken until Wednesday (12th) night - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with name, club and date of birth, then pay on the night


Belle of Ballincollig 5k, Thursday 13th June

 

Donoughmore 7 Mile, Thursday 20th June


Willie Neenan Memorial 5, Friday 28th June


Coachford 5 Mile, Thursday July 11th

 

Grange Fermoy AC's Bob Burke 4 Mile, Sunday July 28th

 

East Cork Harbour Marathon, Half-Mar & 10k, Saturday Aug 10th 

 

Charleville Half-Marathon, Sunday 15th September

 

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Echo Women's Mini-Marathon, Sunday 22nd September

 

Thomas Kent 10k, Sunday 10th November

 

 

Cork Athletics Registration Figures - May 31st 2019

Cork Athletics Registration Figures - May 31st 2019

 

Total Registrations May 2019 First 28

 Leading 28 Clubs by Registration May 31st 2019

May end-of-month registrations for Cork Athletics stand at 7,122. All of Cork Athletics 56 registered clubs now have members registered.

The May figures are 1.05% up on the May 2018 corresponding figure of 7,048, but 1.15% (82) behind the May 2017 figure of 7,204. The corresponding 2016 figure was 6405, while the May 2015 figure was 5,909



Just two clubs clubs now have less than the required minimum of ten (10) registered members to constitute a valid registered club. While this may not appear to be a major issue for them - Club Members may still compete in championships - it does constitute some difficulties, e.g. they may not vote on a County Board matter and, perhaps of more significance to some clubs, they may not apply for Race permits as a registered club (at least until they have at least 10 registered members)

 

As always, clubs are reminded that new members may 'try out' the club for a few weeks, after which they MUST be registered, or they will NOT be covered by Athletics Ireland insurance

 

Feb 1: Any athlete, coach, official, or any member acting in any capacity, who remains unregistered is NOT covered by Athletics Irelands insurance, for ANY purpose whatsoever, including training and/or competition.

The Registration facility is open


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National Standings

Athletics Ireland are likely to issue the May end-of-month National registration figures later this month. Standing of Cork clubs in the various Top 50 National standings will then be added to this page

 

Overall Registrations as at May 31st 2019

Total Registrations May 2019 First 28

 

Total Registration May 2019 Second 28

Next 28 Clubs by Registration May 31st 2019

 

The May 31st registration total stands at 7,122

Leevale AC remain at the of top the overall listings, followed by Bandon AC, with ten clubs now having over 200 registered members.  Twenty eight clubs exceed the 100 mark, with Blarney-Inniscarra AC 'knocking on the door', just 1 shy of the 100 mark.

 

ClubJuvenileYouthJuniorMasterSeniorTotal
Leevale A.C. 330 38 15 98 68 549
Bandon A.C. 355 19 5 78 15 472
Togher A.C. 159 7 4 93 33 296
St. Catherine's A.C. 168 8 3 83 13 275
Midleton A.C. 110 10 2 130 10 262
West Muskerry A.C. 178 9 4 58 6 255
Youghal A.C. 120 8 3 102 14 247
North Cork A.C. 163 4 3 54 12 236
Mallow A.C. 0 0 1 208 20 229
Watergrasshill A.C. 101 1 0 106 20 228
Belgooly A.C. 185 7 0 29 1 222
St. Nicholas A.C. 101 2 2 95 14 214
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 106 1 0 97 8 212
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 72 3 0 109 13 197
Carrigaline A.C. 139 0 0 54 2 195
Ballincollig A.C. 126 5 0 50 6 187
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 113 15 6 42 4 180
Eagle A.C. 0 0 1 146 19 166
Tracton A.C. 103 0 0 56 3 162
Clonakilty Road Runners 98 0 0 39 11 148
St. Finbarrs A.C. 0 1 1 111 20 133
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 80 3 0 32 1 116
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 94 2 0 14 2 112
Liscarroll A.C. 85 1 2 16 4 108
Doheny A.C. 93 2 0 11 1 107
Dromahane Road Runners A.C. 1 1 0 86 17 105
Ballintotis Fit4Life 0 0 1 100 2 103
Courcey A.C. 85 0 0 15 1 101
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 81 2 3 12 1 99
Skibbereen A.C. 67 2 1 15 3 88
Millstreet A.C. 48 2 0 33 4 87
Bridevale A.C. 0 0 0 69 15 84
Mount Hillary A.C. 0 0 0 67 15 82
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 0 2 1 64 12 79
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 0 0 73 6 79
Doneraile A.C. 0 0 2 61 16 79
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 1 0 66 4 71
Durrus A.C. 46 1 0 23 0 70
Bantry A.C. 18 0 1 26 8 53
Glanmire A.C. 35 0 0 11 1 47
Old Abbey A.C. 31 1 0 6 4 42
Churchtown Road Runners 0 0 1 28 11 40
Beara A.C. 0 0 1 30 6 37
Buttevant R.C. 0 0 0 29 6 35
Donoughmore A.C. 0 0 0 27 3 30
East Cork A.C. 0 0 1 15 13 29
Shandrum A.C. 0 0 0 27 2 29
Duhallow A.C. 2 1 1 16 5 25
Cork Mental Health A.C. 0 0 0 18 5 23
Carrigtwohill A.C. 0 0 0 20 3 23
Galtee Runners A.C. 0 1 0 16 2 19
Rising Sun A.C. 0 0 0 18 0 18
Garryvoe A.C. 0 0 0 6 4 10
Cork Track Club 0 0 2 1 7 10
Fota Island Running Club 0 0 0 6 3 9
Abbey Striders A.C. 0 0 4 3 1 8
             
Total 3493 160 71 2898 500 7122

 

Juvenile/Youth Registrations as at May 31st 2019

In January last, a new category, Youth, was introduced to the Registration categories. This group consists of members born in 2001 or 2002.

 

Juvenile Registrations May 2019Juvenile Clubs by Registration May 31st 2019

 

Bandon AC head the table, followed by Leevale AC, with Belgooly AC and West Muskerry AC in third and fourth spots. Sixteen clubs have 100 or more Juvenile/Youth members.

ClubJuvenileYouthTotal
Bandon A.C. 355 19 374
Leevale A.C. 330 38 368
Belgooly A.C. 185 7 192
West Muskerry A.C. 178 9 187
St. Catherine's A.C. 168 8 176
North Cork A.C. 163 4 167
Togher A.C. 159 7 166
Carrigaline A.C. 139 0 139
Ballincollig A.C. 126 5 131
Youghal A.C. 120 8 128
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 113 15 128
Midleton A.C. 110 10 120
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 106 1 107
St. Nicholas A.C. 101 2 103
Tracton A.C. 103 0 103
Watergrasshill A.C. 101 1 102
Clonakilty Road Runners 98 0 98
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 94 2 96
Doheny A.C. 93 2 95
Liscarroll A.C. 85 1 86
Courcey A.C. 85 0 85
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 80 3 83
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 81 2 83
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 72 3 75
Skibbereen A.C. 67 2 69
Millstreet A.C. 48 2 50
Durrus A.C. 46 1 47
Glanmire A.C. 35 0 35
Old Abbey A.C. 31 1 32
Bantry A.C. 18 0 18
Duhallow A.C. 2 1 3
Dromahane Road Runners A.C. 1 1 2
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 0 2 2
St. Finbarrs A.C. 0 1 1
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 1 1
Galtee Runners A.C. 0 1 1
       
Total 3493 160 3653

 

 

Senior/Masters Registrations as at March 31st 2019

Mallow AC retain their usual position at top the table, followed by Leevale AC, with Eagle AC next, followed by Midleton AC. Thirteen clubs now have over 100 registered adult members, with two more within a registration or two of the 100 mark.

 

Adult Registrations First 28 Clubs May 2019

Leading 28 Clubs by Adult Registration May 31st 2019

 

Adult Registrations Second 28 Clubs May 2019Next 28 Clubs by Adult Registration May 31st 2019

ClubJuniorMasterSeniorTotal
Mallow A.C. 1 208 20 229
Leevale A.C. 15 98 68 181
Eagle A.C. 1 146 19 166
Midleton A.C. 2 130 10 142
St. Finbarrs A.C. 1 111 20 132
Togher A.C. 4 93 33 130
Watergrasshill A.C. 0 106 20 126
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 0 109 13 122
Youghal A.C. 3 102 14 119
St. Nicholas A.C. 2 95 14 111
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 0 97 8 105
Dromahane Road Runners A.C. 0 86 17 103
Ballintotis Fit4Life 1 100 2 103
St. Catherine's A.C. 3 83 13 99
Bandon A.C. 5 78 15 98
Bridevale A.C. 0 69 15 84
Mount Hillary A.C. 0 67 15 82
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 73 6 79
Doneraile A.C. 2 61 16 79
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 1 64 12 77
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 66 4 70
North Cork A.C. 3 54 12 69
West Muskerry A.C. 4 58 6 68
Tracton A.C. 0 56 3 59
Carrigaline A.C. 0 54 2 56
Ballincollig A.C. 0 50 6 56
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 6 42 4 52
Clonakilty Road Runners 0 39 11 50
Churchtown Road Runners 1 28 11 40
Millstreet A.C. 0 33 4 37
Beara A.C. 1 30 6 37
Bantry A.C. 1 26 8 35
Buttevant R.C. 0 29 6 35
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 0 32 1 33
Belgooly A.C. 0 29 1 30
Donoughmore A.C. 0 27 3 30
East Cork A.C. 1 15 13 29
Shandrum A.C. 0 27 2 29
Durrus A.C. 0 23 0 23
Cork Mental Health A.C. 0 18 5 23
Carrigtwohill A.C. 0 20 3 23
Liscarroll A.C. 2 16 4 22
Duhallow A.C. 1 16 5 22
Skibbereen A.C. 1 15 3 19
Galtee Runners A.C. 0 16 2 18
Rising Sun A.C. 0 18 0 18
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 0 14 2 16
Courcey A.C. 0 15 1 16
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 3 12 1 16
Doheny A.C. 0 11 1 12
Glanmire A.C. 0 11 1 12
Old Abbey A.C. 0 6 4 10
Garryvoe A.C. 0 6 4 10
Cork Track Club 2 1 7 10
Fota Island Running Club 0 6 3 9
Abbey Striders A.C. 4 3 1 8
         
Total 71 2898 500 3469

 

Senior Registrations

Senior athletes are, or should include, the 'Elite' members - this is the age group from which our Provincial, National and International athletes will emerge.  The numbers in this age group, from those born before 2000, and aged under 35, continues to be disappointing low, particularly in the early 20's ages.  While athletics is not the only sport experiencing this issue, clearly Cork Athletics and Athletics Ireland urgently needs to formulate a strategy to attract and retain athletes in this age range

 Senior Registrations May 2019

Largest Clubs by Senior Registrations


Masters Registrations

With over 200 Masters members, Mallow AC are, by a distance, the largest club in this category. Eagle AC and Midleton AC are next, followed by a 'possee' of clubs in the 90 - 110 range.

Masters registrations May 2019

Cork City Marathon Registration 2019

Cork City Marathon Relay, Marathon & Half-Marathon Registration 2019

 

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Relay Registration ONLY: 4:30pm-7:30pm, Thursday May 30th, Millennium Hall, City Hall, Cork

 

Marathon, Half-Marathon & Relay: 10am–8pm, Saturday June 1st, Civic Offices, City Hall, Cork

 

Relay team captains can Register for the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon Relay this evening, Thursday May 30th, in the Millennium Hall, City Hall, Cork - entrance on Eglinton Street (eastern side of City Hall, adjacent to the multi-storey car-park). This is for the RELAY ONLY. There is no registration for the Half-Marathon or Full Marathon, until Saturday

 
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You can register for all events; Marathon, Half-Marathon & Relay, between 10am–8pm, on Saturday June 1st, in the Civic Offices, City Hall, Cork (Entrance on Angllesea Street

Stephanie Cotter Wins NCAA Div II Outdoor 1500m Title 2019

Stephanie Cotter Takes NCAA Div II National Outdoor 1500m Title

Kingsville, Texas, USA

May 25th 2019

 

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Stephanie Cotter NCAA Div II 1500m Womens Champion 2019

 

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Stephanie Cotter NCAA Div II 1500m Womens Champion 2019

 

 

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Results of NCAA Div II Indoor Championships 2019

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NCAA Div II Women's 1500m Results 2019

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Cotter, Adams State University and West Muskerry AC, made it a National Double, at the NCAA Division II Championships, at the University of Texas A&M Javelina Stadium, in Kingsville, Texas, on Saturday, when she added the NCAA Division II National Outdoor 1500m Title to her Indoor Title, which she won last March.

The event was run in testing but typical Texan weather for this time of year: 32 degrees C, with 85% humidity, and a strong headwind down the back straight - not the most comfortable conditions by any stretch of the imagination. 


  Stephanie battled the whole race, slotting herself into second place, early on. She maintained that spot throughout race, until the very end, when she went to the front final moments of the race, to secure her second national title as a freshman. She crossed the line in 4:36.91. Stephanie beat a class field of quality International athletes, in a tactical race - slow running, but pure Championship racing, as Stephanie out-kicked the field on the home straight, in the last 50m, running 62sec for the last 400m and the last 200m was reported as "lightning speed".

 

Stephanie helped Adams State to secure 54 points over the three-day meet to bring home the NCAA Div II runner-up trophy.

The 1500m was a good event for Adams State, as they had three All-Americans in the event, including Stephanie. Roisin Flanagan, another Irish woman at Adams State, crossed the line in 4:37.68, placing fourth overall. Early in the race, Roisin was stuck in ninth place, but she was resilient, and she quickly battled up to fourth, to secure a spot on the podium and more points for her college

 

Videos - Apologies ...No audio available

 

Womens 1500m Highlights




Full Womens 1500m

 

 

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