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Couch 2 5k Programmes in Cork - Autumn 2018

Cork Clubs Organise Couch 2 5k Programmes for Autumn 2018

With the summer almost over and autumn looming, many clubs and race organisers, throughout Cork, are planning to run Couch 2 5k programmes.

Probably the biggest programme is organised by Cork Sports Partnership, with seven different venue, spread throughout Co. Cork, while Mallow AC have their Beat The Clock venture aimed at runners who are already established.

 

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Locations

Leisureworld Churchfield


Leisureworld Bishopstown


Saile Sports and Leisure Kinsale


Donoughmore Community Centre


Skibbereen Sports Centre


Ballinacarriga Sports Hall

 

** Cork Rebel Run & Rebel Run A Mile Challenge Launches for 2018**
Sunday Oct 21st 2018
The Annual Cork Rebel Run 5k and 10k was launched on Thursday August 2nd, in CIT, Bishopstown. Now in  its  7th year,  the event takes place on Sunday October 21st.


The organising committee of Cork Sports Partnership, Leisureworld Cork, and Cork Institute of Technology welcome both Cork City Council and Cork County Council as sponsors, and look forward to having them on board again for 2018


Last year’s event saw record numbers take part, with over 730 participants across both events. It is hoped to build on this again for 2018


The Cork Rebel Run is organised by Cork Sports Partnership, as part of it's programme of providing opportunities for all to be active & stay active.  A number of Couch to 5 programmes will be running, in the lead up to the event, in several locations across the county, to support those taking up jogging or running for the first time.
These programmes will start in late August, in 7 locations, and will run for 8 weeks. Full details are available on the Rebel Run website.


At a time of the year when it’s hard to get motivated to be activite, the organisers hope that people will get involved in the programmes and events, and hope to have a big turn-out on October 21st


The Rebel Run A Mile Challenge will also take place again this year, and we are delighted to have Boston Scientific Cork as sponsors for this programme, which encourages participants & staff from adult disability services across Cork City and County to increase their fitness, through a 4 week walking and jogging programme.

The 4 week programme will culminate with a 1 mile challenge event on the CIT athletics track, on Friday Oct 19th.  Last year's pilot program had over 80 participants, from 9 centres.  This year, we hope, with the support of Boston Scientific, and our programme partners, Down Syndrome Cork, to expand our reach, and to encourage more services and participants to get involved. 

A 1 Mile Challenge event will also coincide with our 5k and 10k events, on Sun Oct 21st, where our partners, Down Syndrome Cork, will encourage their members and families to take part. The Rebel Run 1 Mile Challenge will be a fantastic addition to our events for 2018, and we are delighted to have Boston Scientific on board as well as event partners Down Syndrome Cork.


Lord Mayor, Cllr. Mick Finn. “is delighted that Cork City Council is supporting the Rebel Run, and encouraging increased levels of physical activity, which may even lead to participation in the Cork City Marathon, next June.”
It is hoped, through a number of initiatives such as the Rebel Run, Marathon Youth Challenge and localised programmes for youth, in particular, that a more accessible pathway for participants of all ages will be created.
Mayor of County Cork Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy, mentioned how happy the Council is to again be part of The Cork Rebel Run.  “The positive impact physical activity of any kind has on mental health and wellbeing, at all ages, is hugely significant, and it is an area that Cork County Council is concentrating on more and more. Citizen quality of life is very important to us as a local authority, and our support of the run is another example of our intention to continuously promote physical activity of all kinds”.

The event promises to be a great experience, with the course measured by Jones counter, chip timing for all runners, a scenic rolling course & goody bags, including your 2018 Cork Rebel Run T-shirt. The 10K event has a huge array of prizes up for grabs, so will prove attractive to runners of all levels and abilities.  Participant spot prizes will also be given to the 5K participants.  The organising partners of Cork Sports  Partnership, Leisureworld and CIT, with the assistance of the An Garda Síochána and Athletics Ireland, hope that friends & family will come along on the day, cheering from the grandstand, to support the runners in the final straight.


Online registration is now open, and entries cost €15 for the 10k, and €10 for the 5K, and can be made online at www.rebelrun.ie

Contact Cork Sports Partnership for further information on the Rebel 1 Mile Challenge, using the details below.


Closing date for online registrations is Thursday October 18th.  An early bird will be available until October 1st,
so make sure you register early!


Regular updates on the route etc. are available also on Facebook and Twitter.
Also if you are interested in volunteering for the event Cork Sports Partnership would be delighted to hear from you.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 021 4347096

 

Beat The Clock - Mallow AC's 5k Training Program

Mallow AC has started a 5k training program targeting people who are already running, and looking to target certain times.   It’s not a couch to 5k program per se, but more of a drive to get people, who are already running at some level, but are not members of a club, or people who are fairly fit, and would like to challenge themselves, to become involved with Mallow AC. The club hopes the initiative will prove attractive to people in their 20’s, as very few from that age group are getting involved, so this challenge may be a way of attracting them.

Shane Simcox is leading the 12 week program, which runs on two nights a week, with the aims of helping people reach targets of sub 20 and sub 25 minute 5k.  There is a charge of €25 euro for the programme, but this includes Mallow AC club membership.    The programme started on August 14th, but the you can still join. Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Other Couch 2 5k's Starting Soon

When Club Where Contact Info
September Bantry AC Bantry 0872963213 Message BantryAC Facebook page
On-going Grange Fermoy AC Fermoy   eEvery Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm from St Coleman's pitch
September Millstreet AC Milstreet   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
September Aghada Running Club Aghada   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cork Athletics Cross-Country Leagues 2018

Cork Athletics Cross-Country Leagues 2018

Cork Athletics Grounds, Slieveroe, Riverstick

Saturday September 1st, 15th & 29th 2018

 

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Organisers on behalf of Cork Athletics County Board: Frank Hayes, Collette O`Riordan & Jerry Cronin

Dates: 1st September - 1pm,  15th September - 1pm & 29th September - 1pm

 Venue : - Cork Athletics County Board Grounds, Slieveroe, Riverstick

 

These Leagues are intended to enable athletes, young and old, to both train and become familiar with Cross-Country running, before the start of the Cross-Country season.  If you've never tried Cross-Country, the leagues also provide an ideal platform to try out Cross-Country running. There are many clubs who don't have much, or even any, presence at Cross-Country Championships - it would be great to see these clubs represented in the leagues.  Do Try it - Guaranteed you'll come away looking for more!

 

EventDistances 1/9/2018Distances 15/9/2018Distances 29/9/2018
Under-9 Girls 500m 600m 750m
Under-9 Boys 500m 600m 750m
Under-10 Girls 700m 800m 1000m
Under-10 Boys 700m 800m 1000m
Under-11 Girls 900m 1200m 1500m
Under-11 Boys 900m 1200m 1500m
Under-12 Girls 1200m 1500m 2000m
Under-12 Boys 1200m 1500m 2000m
Under-13 Girls 1500m 2000m 2500m
Under-13 Boys 1500m 2000m 2500m
Under-14 Girls 2000m 2400m 3000m
Under-14 Boys 2000m 2500m 3000m
Under-15 Boys 2500m 3000m 3500m
Under-15 Girls 2500m 3000m 3500m
Under-16/under-17/Under-18 & Junior Women 3000m 3500m 4000m
Under-16/Under-17/Under-18 & Junior Men 3000m 3500m 4000m
Adult Women 3000m 3000m 4000m
Adult Men 5000m 5000m 6000m

 

Intentions of Leagues

  •     To help athletes get into a routine for cross country training
  •     To allow athletes measure their progression over the three League events
  •     To give athletes an opportunity to train as a group, instead of on their own, as often happens, particularly in smaller clubs
  •     To allow Cork athletes to prepare better for the Cross-Country season, and be ready to compete with the best in Ireland
  •     To make new friends during the Leagues, so that, on competition day, they will have familiar athletes beside them, helping promote team spirit and sportsmanship
  •     To remove the championship element


Points to Note:


Due to the Huge interest in these Leagues, it has become necessary to limit the Juvenile events to Registered Cork athletes ONLY.  The Adult events are open to all Registered Athletics Ireland Members

  •     There is No charge at the gate
  •     All Athletes must be registered Athletics Ireland members - this is a MANDATORY requirement, for Insurance Purposes
  •    Entry fees are payable on the day: €2 euro per race, or €5 euro for the 3 races, payable on Day 1
  •    Start Time each Day: 1pm Sharp, starting with Under-9
  •    Closing time for  Under-9 to Under-13 entries: 12:30pm
  •    Closing time for Under-14 to Junior entries : 1pm
  •    Closing time for entries for Adult entries - 1:30pm
  •    Boys and girls of same age group may run together, if numbers permit
  •    Assistance: Help is required to ensure smooth running of the events. Those interested in coming on board, to help in any way, should contract:

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Draft Autumn Cross-Country Fixtures Calendar 2018

NB: This is a DRAFT XC Programme - Not Even at Provisional Stage. The XC Fixture Lists will be finalised, by Cork Athletics and Munster Athletics, early in September, with Athletics Ireland fixtures venues added/amended as information becomes available

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday August 19th 2018

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday August 19th 2018

 

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Friday August 17th Liscarroll - Liscarroll 5k & 10k

 

 

This Week: Only one event locally this week - The Tom Fitzpatrick Memorial Liscarroll 5k & 10k. There will also be a lot of Cork interest in the weekend's National Masters T&F Championships and the National T&F League Final

 

 

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 August 17th, 7:30pm, Liscarroll - Tom Fitzpatrick Liscarroll 5k &10k


National

Saturday August 18th, Tullamore -  Glohealth National Masters T&F Championships

 

Sunday August 19th, Tullamore - Glohealth National T&F League Final

 


International

Saturday August 18th - Diamond League 2018 - Birmingham

 

Online Registrations

The Following 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.

 

John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler, Cork, 6pm Saturday September 8th

 

37th Annual Evening Echo Women's Mini-Marathon, Centre Park Road, Cork, 13:00 (1pm) Sunday, September 16th

 

Charleville International Half-Marathon, Charleville, 10:00am, Sunday September 23rd

 

 

 

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 6 Review

10th Place for Alex Wright in 20k Walk

European Championships

Berlin

Saturday August 11th 2018

 

Athletics Ireland Release (1pm) - Feidhlim Kelly

Wright in the mix and 10th in Europe

Alex Wright (Leevale) was in the shake-up for much of the men’s 20km race walk, before having to settle for a fine 10th place finish, in a season’s best of 1:22:18, at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, earlier this morning, Saturday August 11th.

Cian McManamon (Wesport) was also in action making his major championship debut, and finished a battling 21st in 1:25:43.

Coming up to the hour mark in the race, Alex Wright was competing with the best athletes in Europe, in what was his finest performance in an Irish singlet.

“I had to play it safe in the end, because I had two warnings, but I’m happy with my performance, and it’s my best championships for Ireland,” said Wright. It was imperative that the Leevale athlete finished, and he did that by playing it smart. Wright dropped back to 16th at one point, but came back again strongly for a top ten finish.

This is a good stepping stone for Alex, and shows he has the capability of medalling at the next Europeans, in two years time.

Cian McManamon gave a spirited display, and showed that he has the capability to mix it at this level. “I gave it everything I had out there, and this is only the start for me,” McManamon said afterwards. “There were 20 guys better than me in Europe today, but I have a target now to pick up places one by one in the coming years. I was delighted to get to compete in such a big event with a great atmosphere.”

There was a festival atmosphere at Breitscheidplatz, with crowds lining the route, and in the grandstand, generating a great buzz, especially for the athletes.

Tomorrow is the last day of action. The morning sees Breege Connolly (North Belfast Harriers), Lizzie Lee (Leevale) and Gladys Ganiel (North Belfast Harriers) in the women’s marathon, at 8:05am Irish time.

The men's team of Kevin Seaward (St Malachy’s), Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders), Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock), Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham) and Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers) compete in the men’s marathon, at 9:00am Irish time.

In the evening session, the Irish women’s 4x100m relay team compete in the heats, at 18:20pm Irish time, with a potential final at 20:20pm.

Ciara Mageean (UCD) goes in the women’s 1500m final, at 19:00pm.  


Athlete interviews are available on Athletics Ireland social media channels, and also on RTE, where there is extensive coverage of the championships.

Live timetable, results and live stream are on European Athletics

 

A history of the Irish at the European Athletics Championships  

 
Irish European Championships Timetable


European Championships Preview and Irish Athletes Timetable 2018

 

Irish Athletes Schedule - Day 7 - Sunday August 12th

SundayAugust 12th- AMIrish TimeVenue TimeAthleteClubEvent
      08:05 09:05 Breege Connolly North Belfast Harriers Marathon
      08:05 09:05 Gladys Ganiel North Belfast Harriers Marathon
      08:05 09:05 Laura Graham Mourne Runners Marathon
      08:05 09:05 Lizzie Lee Leevale Marathon
      09:00 10:00 Kevin Seaward St Malachy's Marathon
      09:00 10:00 Mick Clohisey Raheny Shamrock Marathon
      09:00 10:00 Paul Pollock Annadale Striders Marathon
      09:00 10:00 Sean Hehir Rathfarnham WSAF Marathon
      09:00 10:00 Sergiu Ciobanu Clonliffe Harriers Marathon
               
Sunday August 12th - PM Irish Time Venue Time Athlete Club Event
      18:20 19:20     Women's 4 x 100m Relay Heats
      19:00 20:00 Ciara Mageean UCD 1500m Final
      20:20 21:20     Women's 4 x 100m Relay Final




European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 1 Review

 

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 2 Review

 

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 3 Review

 

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 4 Review

 

 

Videos from Day 6 - Saturday August 11th

Alex Wright in Lead Group at 20k Walk Half-way Stage

 

 

Alex Wright 10th in 20k Walk

Alex Wright, Leevale AC, finished 10th in the 20k Walk, in a season's best of 1:22:18

 

Would You Like to Run in the 2018 Cologne Marathon?

Cork City Council Invites Athletes to Apply to Represent Cork at The Cologne Marathon

Köln, Germany

Sunday October 7th 2018

 

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Cologne - Cork Twinning

Cologne is one of several cities, from all across the world, to have been twinned with Cork City

Links with Cologne were formally established in May 1988, in Cologne, and subsequently, when a party visited Cork in May 1989, when the second stage of the formal twinning ceremony was completed. Since then, the exchange has gone from strength to strength, especially in the fields of education, training, music and athletics.

 

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INVITATION TO THE RHEINENERGIEMARATHON COLOGNE - 7th OCTOBER, 2018

 

Cork City is twinned with the city of Cologne, Germany since 1988.

Over the years many exchanges have taken place between the cities on various projects.
Over the past 10 years we have been inviting athletes from our twinned cities to the Cork Marathon and  more recently the city of Cologne have reciprocated by extending an invitation to Cork to participate in their annual marathon. Since 2011 athletes have been travelling to Cologne and the reports back have been overwhelmingly positive with some athletes making return visits.

 

Cork City Council, in conjunction with our partners in the Office for International Affairs, Cologne would like to invite 2 interested Cork runners to take part in the 2018 Cologne marathon.  The 2018 marathon takes place on Sunday, 7th October.

 

Cork City Council in conjunction with our partners in the Office for International Affairs  Cologne and the Cologne – Cork sister city committee would like to invite 2 interested Cork City runners to be part of the 2018 Cologne Marathon.


Cork City Council will make a financial contribution towards the cost of travel for the athletes.  Cologne City Council has offered two free marathon registrations.

Anyone interested should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the first instance.

Allocation will be made on a first come first served basis.


For more information please check the Koln Marathon web site https://en.koeln-marathon.de  and their image video: https://vimeo.com/188104232

NB!! Closing Date for this Offer is August 24th

 

 

From The Cologne Marathon Organisers:

The City of Cologne will again be on fire on October 7, 2018!

More than 25,000 active sportspeople from all over the world are expected to join our RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne – and hundreds of thousands of residents will queue along the course and cheer for them.

There are marathons in numerous cities – but the Cologne Marathon is unique: a mixture of elite and John Doe runners, carnival, a folk and running festival!
The entire city is vivid and the spectators cheer passionately for the runners on the course!

   

Everywhere you may hear your name and you run through espaliers! And in the finish indulge yourself with culinary specialties and choose from the rich offer of snacks and beverages!  This is something that you have to experience!


The typical Cologne and warm-hearted way of the spectators let your run get unforgettable!


They cheer for you and "carry you to the finish" – it does not matter whether you are a top athlete, an ambitious recreational sportsman or a running connoisseur!


The scenery at Rudolfplatz is comparable to the ascent to Alpe d’Huëz at the Tour de France! Come to the marathon in "the most beautiful city of the world"!


The spectacular finish at the landmark of our city, Cologne Cathedral, is a gross swaying of emotions: exultation, tears of joy and the amazing feeling having beaten your body after such a long distance! You may really be proud of this!


The marathon distance is very popular among sport tourists but we also have a half marathon, a relay team marathon as well as races for the kids and youngsters.


For more information please check our web site https://en.koeln-marathon.de  and our image video: https://vimeo.com/188104232

https://vimeo.com/188104232

Evening Echo Womens Mini-Marathon Entries Top 1000 Mark - August 8th 2018

Entries Stream in For 37th Evening Echo Women's Mini-Marathon


Centre Park Road Cork

1pm, Sunday September 16th 2018

 


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Enter 37th Evening Echo Cork Women's Mini-Marathon

 

With little over 5 weeks to go to the big day, entries are streaming in for the 37th Evening Echo Cork Women's Mini-Marathon. Evening Echo are Flagship Sponsors, for the 37th consecutive year, and this year we have Tesco join the event as one of the main Sponsors.  Entries passed the 1,000 mark on Monday last, and are coming from all parts; primarily from Cork City and surrounds, there are also large numbers from throughout the county, but also from further away, with large groups coming from Cashel, Clonmel, Tralee and Tipperary...and many other towns throughout the country.


Race Information - 37th Evening Echo Women's Mini-Marathon 2018

 

The Course                     FAQ



Evening Echo logo

 

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This year, the event is changed to a 6km event - previously it was a little shy of 4 Miles. This will enable all participants to start on Centre Park Road, eliminating the frantic merging of previous years, where twin streams from Mill Road and Centre Park Road joined together. The single stream start will make for a more efficient start for all participants and is proving very popular, judging from feedback received to date.  

This year, Time Zones are being introduced to the event for the first time.  The zones will be marked on both sides of the road leading to the Start Line, with 7 zones in all:

 

  Zone   Time Range Approx. Pace
Zone 1 Sub 24 sub 6:30 Minutes/Mile
Zone 2 24 - 32 Mins 6:30 to 8:30 Minutes/Mile
Zone 3 33 - 36 Mins 8:30 to 9:30 Minutes/Mile
Zone 4 37 - 40 Mins 10 to 11 Minutes/Mile
Zone 5 41 - 45 Mins 11 to 12 Minutes/Mile
Zone 6 46-50 Mins 12 to 14 Minutes/Mile
Zone 7 50 Min + 14+ Minutes/Mile

 

 evening echo womens mini marathon start zones 2018sTime Zones for Evening Echo Women's Mini-Marathon

Time Zones

Runners and walkers should enter the Time Zone most appropriate to their own target finish time.  If all participants adhere to this, it should make for a streamlined start and a pleasant experience for everyone, runner and walker alike.   The image above gives an indication of the zones, though the view foreshortens them, making some of the zones appear smaller than they actually will be.  Each zone will be sized to adequately cater for the estimated numbers (based on previous year's Mini-Marathon finish times) in each section. 

There are two primary goals behind the introduction of Time Zones:
Improve Safety for Everyone and
Make for a smoother Start for all participants, from the fastest to those who intend taking their leisure

If everyone starts in a realistic zone for their own individual abilities, we think that the change will prove a major factor in everyone enjoying their 2017 Mini-Marathon experience.

...We Like It.....We Hope YOU do Too!!

 


Announcement of the Distance Change in the Evening Echo

Wednesday 11th July 2018

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Distance change for Echo Mini Marathon

■ Roisin Burke
 
ONE of Cork's flagship athletics event is making changes for 2018.

The Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon, which is in its 37th year, is changing its length from 6.5km to 6km and organisers Cork Athletics are also introducing voluntary time zones to ensure a seamless procession of runners from start to finish.


John Quigley of Cork Athletics said the organisation want to improve the experience of the participants as well as the safety of the event.
"Up till now, it has been 'go where you like', so you might have a walker up at the front or a runner caught at the back.


"This year we arc doing a couple of things, we have changed the distance which is to enable everyone to start on Centre Park Road.
"Up until now you had people coming out of Mill Road and they were merging which we felt was not the safest thing."


"We have also set up voluntary time zones so we will be asking walkers to stay back and runners will go up the front at the faster time zones."
Mr Quigley said he thinks people will be very pleased with what they are doing."


Last year the race had 6,000 people taking part, but this year, with the new-improved lay-out, Cork Athletics are hoping to increase it to 8,000 participants.
The Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon also attracts a number of men in attendance, but Mr Quigley stressed they are not eligible for the prizes. "All the prizes are for women, we do get a load of male interlopers, some in drag and some don't even bother to make the effort, but only women are eligible for the prizes.


"We also promote the event as a charity fundraiser, wo want people to use it as a way to raise money for charity. We reckon each year the mini-marathon raises €1.5m for charity.


The race takes place on Sunday, September 16, at 1pm.

Cork Athletes for National Masters T&F 2018

35 Cork Athletes for National Masters T&F

 

Tullamore

Saturday August 18th 2018

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The Cork contingent for tomorrow's Athletics Ireland National Masters T&F Championships, in Tullamore, comprises of thirty four (34) athletes from thirteen (13) clubs, with thirty men and five women.  Usually there is a larger women's group from Cork, so to have just ffive travelling is disappointing, however the group is bound to come home with plenty of reward for their endeavours.  St. Finbarr's AC's Marion Lyons competes, and must be one of those with the most appearances at these championships. On the men's side, Rising Sun AC and St Finbarr's AC both have their usual strong entries. They are joined this year by Leevale AC with six athletes competing and Eagle AC, with five competritors.

 

Cork Men
ForenameSurnameClub
Frank Stam Bandon A.C.
Cosmos Deburca Bandon A.C.
Hugh McSweeney Eagle A.C.
Neil Kingston Eagle A.C.
Pat Murphy Eagle A.C.
Ken Higgs Eagle A.C.
Richard Piotrowski Eagle A.C.
Sean McGrath East Cork A.C.
John Rice Grange/Fermoy A.C.
John Corr Leevale A.C.
Brian Kearney Leevale A.C.
Tim Twomey Leevale A.C.
Alfie Davis Leevale A.C.
Pat Moore Leevale A.C.
Brian Wall Leevale A.C.
Nick Darmody Mallow A.C.
Paul Moloney Mallow A.C.
Neilus Aherne Midleton A.C.
Jim McClean North Cork A.C.
Brendan Dennehy Rising Sun A.C.
Con O'Donovan Rising Sun A.C.
Michael Kiely Rising Sun A.C.
Michael Dennehy Rising Sun A.C.
Breandan Dennehy Rising Sun A.C.
Denis Coughlan St. Finbarrs A.C.
Michael Murphy St. Finbarrs A.C.
Tony O'Brien St. Finbarrs A.C.
Eamonn McEvoy St. Finbarrs A.C.
Dan Kennedy St. Finbarrs A.C.
Conor Newman Togher A.C.
Pearse McCarthy Togher A.C.
     
Cork Women
Forename Surname Club
Jennifer Goffin-Walsh Carraig na bhFear AC
Annette Quaid Leevale A.C.
Martina Kiely St. Finbarrs A.C.
Marion Lyons St. Finbarrs A.C.
Evelyn Cashman Youghal A.C.

 

Full List of Entries (PDF File)

 

 

 

Draft Cross-Country Calendar - Autumn 2018

Draft Autumn Cross-Country Fixtures Calendar 2018


NB: This is a DRAFT XC Programme - Not Even at Provisional Stage. The XC Fixture Lists will be finalised, by Cork Athletics and Munster Athletics, early in September, with Athletics Ireland fixtures venues added/amended as information becomes available

 

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Munster fixtures will be firmed up following a Munster Council meeting, scheduled for September 1st, while Cork Fixtures will be settled on Wednesday September 5th. Athletics Ireland fixtures will be updated .....whenever (available)

A more comprehensive Calendar will be posted early in September ...This is primarily to give a 'Flavour' of whats to come. Dates, fixtures and venues are subject to both change and confirmation, however, for the most part, they are pretty much set

 

At the top of the list are three new fixtures, the Cork Athletics Cross-Country League. This is a new innovation by Cork Athletics, and may prove a nice less-competitive introduction to the Cross-Country season, for Juveniles and Adults alike.  These events will be held on Saturdays, starting at 1 pm. Details will be posted later, in a separate post.

 

      Date    EventVenue
01/09/2018 Cork Athletics Cross-Country League Cork Athletics Grounds, Slieveroe, Riverstick
07/09/2018 North Cork Juvenile Cross-Country Doneraile Park
15/09/2018 Cork Athletics Cross-Country League Cork Athletics Grounds, Slieveroe, Riverstick
23/09/2018 East Cork Division Cross-Country Championships TBA
23/09/2018 West Cork Division Cross-Country Championships TBA
29/09/2018 Cork Athletics Cross-Country League Cork Athletics Grounds, Slieveroe, Riverstick
7/10/2018 County Novice, U23 & Juvenile Even age West Muskerry AC
14/10/2018 County Senior & Juvenile Uneven Age Carraig na bhFear AC
TBA County Intermediate & Juvenile B St Catherines AC
21/10/2018 Munster Novice, U23 & Juvenile Even Age TBA
21/10/2018 AAI Autumn Open, inc Masters Trials TBA
TBA Co Masters, Novice B & Juvenile Relays St Nicholas AC
11/11/2018 Munster Senior & Juvenile Uneven Age TBA
18/11/2018 Munster Masters & Juvenile Relays TBA
18/11/2018 British & Irish Masters Swansea
25/11/2018 AAI National Senior, Junior & Juvenile Even Age TBA
02/12/2018 Munster Intermediate & Juvenile B TBA
09/12/2018 European Cross-Country Chps Tilburg, Holland
16/12/2018 National Novice & Juvenile Uneven TBA

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Final Day Review

Lizzie Lee Leads Irish Women's Team to 8th Place

European Championships

Berlin

Sunday August 12th 2018

 

Athletics Ireland Release (1pm) - Feidhlim Kelly

Super Sixth for Men’s Marathon Team

The Irish men’s marathon team finished an excellent sixth at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin early this afternoon, Sunday August 12th.

Kevin Seaward (St Malachy’s) came through well, for a fine 15th place finish, in 2:16:58, to lead the team home, and continue his excellent championship form this year – this follows on from his fourth place finish in the Commonwealth Games marathon, for Northern Ireland, last April.

Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock) was next home for the Irish, in 18th place, in 2:18:00, having been the leading Irish athlete for much of the race.

Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham), was 25th, in 2:18:58, and Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers), placed 36th, in 2:19:49, worked together early on alongside Kevin Seaward.

Paul Pollock went off slower, in a bid to try and come through, but it didn’t work out on this occasion, and he finished 47th, in 2:23:26. The men’s combined time was 6:53:55.

“I’m really happy with that today. I thought top ten, top 15 would be a good finish. I always try to perform to rank, or better, when going into a race, and I knew, with a sensible race today, I could do that. Well done to all the lads on the team today. They battled really hard for a very respectable 6th place."

The women’s team were 8th, led home by Lizzie Lee (Leevale), in 2:40:12, followed by Breege Connolly (North Belfast Harriers), in 31st place, in 2:41:53, and Gladys Ganiel (North Belfast Harriers) placed 33rd, in 2:42:42. Their combined time was 8:04:46.

Afterwards Lee said: “Position wise and time wise I was hoping for a bit better, but if you had told me I was going to finish at mile 22, I would have bitten your hand off.”

Conditions got progressively hotter throughout the race, which proved challenging for the runners, as the temperature got hotter, the further they went into the race.

Elsewhere, Caitriona Jennings (Letterkenny) and David Flynn (Clonliffe Harriers) won the national half marathon titles, as part of the Affidea Rock 'n' Roll Dublin half-marathon, in 82:25 and 68:51 respectively. 

 

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Fighting fourth for Mageean

Ciara Mageean (UCD) was a fighting fourth in the women’s 1500m final in 4:04.63 with a gritty run that saw her just miss out on a medal on the final night of action at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin (August 12th).

“I’m bitterly disappointed but it was a good tough run,” said Mageean afterwards. The race was won by the heavy favourite Laura Muir (Great Britain & Northern Ireland) in 4:02.32.

Mageean was where she needed to be in the home straight in a savvy display and was just held off by Poland’s Sofia Ennaoui in second in 4:03.08 and Great Britain’s Laura Weightman in third in 4:03.75.

“It’s so disappointing but it’s given me a good boost for the years ahead running in the green, white and gold and I’m more determined than ever.”

It was also a bittersweet fourth for the women’s 4x100m relay team, , Phil Healy, Joan Healy (both Bandon), Ciara Neville (Emerald) and Gina Akpe-Moses (Blackrock-Louth),  in their semi-final where they set a national record of 43.80.

The time was the fastest time never to make a European women’s 4x100m final in history and ranked them 9th overall. The team were naturally disappointed but excited about the future with such a good squad and two U20s in Ciara Neville and Gina Akpe-Moses as part of the line-up.

“Of course we are disappointed but there’s so much to build on,” said Phil Healy afterwards who completed her fifth race of the championship.

It rounded out a good championship for Ireland which, of course, included Thomas Barr's (Ferrybank) bronze medal but also a host of top 16 performances, season's bests, personal bests and a national record.

It has been a magnificent summer for Irish athletics winning medals at all the championships - European U18s, IAAF World U20s and the European Athletics Championships.
The team arrives back tomorrow (August 13th) on Ryanair flight FRFR8557 due in at 12:30 and Athletics Ireland encourages and welcomes everyone to celebrate a brilliant Irish team.

Athlete interviews are available on Athletics Ireland social media channels, and also on RTE, where there is extensive coverage of the championships.

Live timetable, results and live stream are on European Athletics

 

A history of the Irish at the European Athletics Championships  

 
Irish European Championships Timetable


European Championships Preview and Irish Athletes Timetable 2018

 




European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 1 Review

 

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 2 Review

 

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 3 Review

 

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 4 Review

 

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 5 Review

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 6 Review

 

Videos from Day 7 - Sunday August 12th

 

Ciara Mageean Speaking after 1500m Final

 

Irish Women's 4x100m Team Speak after Semi-Final



Irish Men's Marathon Team Speaking after Marathon

 

 Irish Women's Marathon Team Speaking after Event

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 5 Review

Strong 4th Place Semi Finish for Phil Healy

European Championships

Berlin

Friday August 10th 2018

 
phil healy 4th place 200m semi berlin 2018

 Athletics Ireland Release (9pm) - Feidhlim Kelly

 

Healy 11th overall in 200m in Berlin

Phil Healy (Bandon) finished a strong fourth in her 200m semi-final in 23.23 sec, which placed her 11th overall at the European Athletics Championships, in Berlin this evening, Friday August 10th.

This was another top 12 performance for the Irish team, and Healy was happy with her overall campaign.

"I'm really happy with that overall, with four races in such a short space of time," Healy said afterwards, having also made the semi-finals in the 100m.

"It's my third fastest time ever, so I'm happy to produce that. I've the relay to come, so hopefully things go well for that. The girls have been practising baton changes all week."

The Bandon athlete will compete in the heats of the women's 4x100m relay on Sunday, where they will be running in lane 3, in heat 2, at 17:38pm Irish time.

Cian McManamon (Westport) and Alex Wright (Leevale) compete in the men's 20km race walk tomorrow morning, at 9:55 Irish time.

 

Athletics Ireland Release (1pm) - Feidhlim Kelly

 

Healy and Mageean power through

Ciara Mageean (UCD) cruised through to the final of the women’s 1500m and Phil Healy (Bandon) advanced to the semi-finals of the 200m this morning at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin (August 10th).

Mageean looked smooth and controlled throughout her heat and finished second in 4:09.35 behind championship favourite Laura Muir of Great Britain to qualify automatically.

“I came in her to get the big Q (automatic qualification) and I did that,” said Mageean confidently afterwards. “The box is ticked and now to get ready for the final.”

Phil Healy was the first Irish athlete on the track this morning and she sped through to the 200m semi-finals this evening finishing third in 23.34 to also qualify automatically.

“Job done,” said Healy straight after. “It was cooler this morning so I had plenty of layers on warming up and got it done.”

Healy goes in lane 6 this evening at 18:55 Irish time in the second semi-final.

There was no joy for the steeplechasers and relay teams in advancing to respective finals.

Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle) finished 17th in heat 1 of the women’s 3,000m steeplechase in 10:09.71 while Michelle Finn (Leevale) was 16th in heat 2 in 10:10.93.

“My running legs just weren’t there today and there’s no hiding place in the steeple,” said O’Flaherty afterwards. “It’s disappointing from being in the final in 2016 obviously.”

Equally Michelle Finn had nothing in the legs. “I just felt flat and I just couldn’t get going,” said Finn.

The men’s 4x400m relay team of Chris O’Donnell (North Sligo), Brandon Arrey (Raheny Shamrock), Leon Reid (Menapians) and Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) had to settle for a fifth place finish in their heat in 3:06.55.

Barr had to use his hurdle technique on the last leg to navigate a fallen runner at the changeover and was pleased with the young team’s performance who were 11th overall.

“We’re a green team to pardon the pun and I think we did well out there as a young team. I’m 26 and the oldest member on the team so there’s plenty more to come,” said Barr.

The women’s team of Sinead Denny (DSD), Sophie Becker (St Joseph’s), Davicia Patterson (Beechmount Harriers) and Claire Mooney (UCD) finished 8th in their heat in 3:35.96.

There were two championship debuts for Sophie Becker and Davicia Patterson who both got valuable experience.

“I’ve never run on an international relay team before at any level so that was a good experience,” said Patterson who set a new national U20 400m record this season and competed in the World U20 championships.

Phil Healy is the only Irish competitor this evening.

 

Athlete interviews are available on Athletics Ireland social media channels, and also on RTE, where there is extensive coverage of the championships.

Live timetable, results and live stream are on European Athletics

 

 

A history of the Irish at the European Athletics Championships  

 
Irish European Championships Timetable


European Championships Preview and Irish Athletes Timetable 2018

 

Irish Athletes Schedule - Day 6 - Saturday August 11th

SaturdayAugust 11th- AMIrish TimeVenue TimeAthleteClubEvent
      09:55 10:55 Cian McManamon Westport 20k Race Walk Final
      09:55 10:55 Alex Wright Leevale 20k Race Walk Final
               
Saturday August 11th - PM Irish Time Venue Time Athlete Club Event
      20:30 21:30     Men's 4 x 400m Relay Final
      20:50 21:50     Women's 4 x 400m Relay Final




European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 1 Review

 

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 2 Review

 

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 3 Review

 

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 4 Review

 

 

Videos from Day 5 - Friday August 10th

Phil Healy speaking after her 200m Semi-Final




Women's 4x400 Interview



Mens 4x400m Interviewed

 

Michelle Finn & Kerry O'Flaherty speaking after Women's 3,000m Steeplechase

 

 

Ciara Mageean speaking after Qualifying for 1500m Final

 

 

Phil Healy speaking after her 200m Semi-Final Qualification

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 4 Review

Historic Bronze for Barr

European Championships

Berlin

Thursday August 9th 2018

 

thomas barr european championship bronze berlin 2018

400m Hurdles Final on Eurosport

 

 Thomas Barr has captured Ireland's first ever sprint medal in the 87 years of teh European Championships, with a Bronze medal in teh 400m Hurdles Final.  After crossing the line, Barr, running in lane 8 - and in everyone else's cross-hairs - glanced to his left and immediately threw his arms in the air in triumph. 

 

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Brilliant Barr wins Bronze

Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) created history by winning a brilliant Bronze medal in the 400m hurdles in 48.31 seconds at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin tonight, Thursday August 8th.

Barr became the first Irish male sprinter to win an outdoor European medal in the 84 year history of the event.

It was a truly world class race, with favourite Karsten Warholm, of Norway, setting a national record of 47.64, as did Turkey’s Yasmani Copello, who ran 47.81.

“It was really reminiscent of Rio with all the Irish flags and fans out there. It all came together, and I was raring to go from the afternoon to get out there,” said Barr afterwards.

“I really wanted that hardware, and to join Ciara (Mageean) and Mark (English) with medals, along with the greats like Sonia (O’Sullivan) and Derval (O’Rourke). I’m just so happy it came together, and I’m really thankful to all my team.”

It made Thomas Barr the tenth Irish athlete to win a medal at the European Championships.

Leon Reid (Menapians) was a little disappointed with 7th in the 200m final, with 20.37, but, like the 400m hurdles final, it was arguably the highest quality in the history of the championship. It was won by Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev, in a championship record of 19.76.  

“Disappointing with the result because we always come here to win or be on the mix,” said Reid afterwards. I hit that bend hard, but they must have just piggy backed on me, because they came around on me.

“If I want to be up there with those guys, I need to be able to hit that straight coming off the bend. It’s something I’m going to have to work on. It’s not a bad debut finishing 7th in a European final. I want to push on now. It was great to have friends and family over, and finally run for Ireland.”

 Friday will be a busy morning of action with Phil Healy (Bandon) in the heats of the 200m at 10:25, Ciara Mageean (UCD) in the heats of the 1500m, Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle) and Michelle Finn (Leevale) in the heats of the 3,000m steeplechase at 11:25, along with the heats of the men’s and women’s 4x400m relays at 12:05 and 12:40. Thomas Barr has a quick turnaround competing in the 4x400m relay.

 

Athletics Ireland Release (1pm) - Feidhlim Kelly

 

No joy for English and Curran

Mark English (UCD) and Zak Curran (DSD) both found the going tough in their respective heats of the men's 800m, and were unable to advance to the semi-finals, at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin this morning, Thursday August 9th.

Mark English was first up, in heat 1 of the 800m, where he finished 8th, in a season’s best of 1:48.98. There was the customary bumping and barging in international 800m racing, but English had no excuses; “It just didn’t click out there for me today and I couldn’t get into a rhythm. I want to get back in an Irish singlet and get back into finals,” English said afterwards.

Zak Curran (DSD) found his first major outdoor championships to be a challenging experience, finishing 7th in heat 3 in 1:49.31.

“I’m disappointed with that,” Curran said afterwards. “I feel I belong, and I know I’m better than that. I’m motivated to come back better from this experience.

Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) and Leon Reid (Menapians) compete in respective 400m hurdles and 200m finals tonight. Barr competes at 19:15 with Reid on at 20:05 (Irish time).

Athlete interviews are available on Athletics Ireland social media channels, and also on RTE, where there is extensive coverage of the championships.

Live timetable, results and live stream are on European Athletics

 

 

A history of the Irish at the European Athletics Championships  

 
Irish European Championships Timetable


European Championships Preview and Irish Athletes Timetable 2018

 

Irish Athletes Schedule - Day 5 - Friday August 10th

FridayAugust 10th- AMIrish TimeVenue TimeAthleteClubEvent
      10:25 11:25 Phil Healy Bandon 200m Heats
      11:00 12:00 Ciara Mageean UCD 1500m Heats
      11:25 12:25 Kerry O'Flaherty Newcastle 3000m s/chase Heats
      11:25 12:25 Michelle Finn Leevale 3000m s/chase Heats
      12:50 13:05 Men's 4 x 400m Relay Heats    
      12:40 13:40 Women's 4 x 400m Relay Heats    
               
Friday August 10th - PM Irish Time Venue Time Athlete Club Event
      18:10 19:10 Ben Reynolds North Down 110m hurdles Semi-final
      18:48 19:48 Phil Healy Bandon 200m Semi-final
      20:05 21:05 Chris O'Donnell North Sligo 400m Final
      20:35 21:35 Ben Reynolds North Down 110m hurdles Final





European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 1 Review

 

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 2 Review

 

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 3 Review

 

 

Videos from Day 4 - Thursday August 9th

Mark English Speaking after his 800m Heat



Barr Speaking Immediately after the Race



Zak Curran Post International Debut

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 3 Review

Leon Reid has Dream Debut to Make European Final

European Championships

Berlin

Wednesday August 8th 2018

 

Athletics Ireland Release (1pm) - Feidhlim Kelly

Lawler bows out in Berlin

Marcus Lawler (SLOT) bowed out of the European Athletics Championships, in the heats of the 200m, finishing fifth in 20.80 seconds, in Berlin this morning, August 8th.

“I’m bitterly disappointed with that,” Lawler who was running from lane 2, said afterwards. “I had a target of making the final, so I’m really disappointed. My preparation was good. That performance wasn’t good enough, and didn’t cut it.”

It had been a successful season up to this point for Lawler, having run 20.40. This made it a hard pill to swallow  straight after the race, for the Carlow sprinter. Nevertheless, he can look back on a positive season, and build on this experience for 2019.

In other news, Laura Graham (Mourne Runners) has withdrawn from the marathon due to an Achilles injury, and Ben Reynolds (North Down) has pulled out of the 110m hurdles, due to a lower back problem.

Leon Reid (Menapians) competes in the semi-finals of the men's 200m this evening, while Emma Mitchell (Queens) goes in the women's 10,000m final.

 

Athlete interviews are available on Athletics Ireland social media channels, and also on RTE, where there is extensive coverage of the championships.

Live timetable, results and live stream are on European Athletics

 Athletics Ireland Release (9pm) - Feidhlim Kelly

Reid’s Dream Debut to Make European Final

Leon Reid (Menapians) made a dream debut in the green singlet, finishing second in his 200m semi-final, in 20.38 sec, to make the final at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin today, August 8th.

Reid was running from lane 3, and ran his customary strong finishing straight. He looks to have plenty in store for tomorrow’s final, where he will run in lane 8.

“It’s a dream come true to finally run for Ireland, and make the final,” Reid said happily afterwards. “It’s a super suit,” he commented on wearing the green singlet. His time of 20.38, places him second on the Irish all-time list.

No Irish male sprinter has ever won a medal at a European championship since its inauguration, in Turinin, 1934. Tomorrow there will be two opportunities to rectify that; Reid in the 200m, and Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) in the 400m hurdles.

Emma Mitchell (Queens) ran in a gruelling women’s 10,000m final, where she finished 17th, in 34:08.61. “I gave it everything I had, but there was nothing there. It was really hot, but it was the same for everyone,” said Mitchell afterwards.  

Other Irish athletes in action tomorrow (August 9th) are Mark English (UCD) and Zak Curran (DSD), in the heats of the men’s 800m.

 

A history of the Irish at the European Athletics Championships  

 
Irish European Championships Timetable


European Championships Preview and Irish Athletes Timetable 2018



European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 1 Review

 

European Athletics Championships 2018 - Irish Day 2 Review

 

 

Irish Athletes Schedule - Day 4 - Thursday August 9th

ThursdayAugust 9th- AMIrish TimeVenue TimeAthleteClubEvent
      09:55 10:55 Ben Reynolds North Down 110m Hurdles Heats
      10:30 11:30 Mark English UCD 800m Heats
      10:30 11:30 Zak Curran DSD 800m Heats
               
Thursday August 9th - PM Irish Time Venue Time Athlete Club Event
      19:15 20:15 Thomas Barr Ferrybank 400m hurdles Final
      20:05 21:05 Leon Reid Menapians 200m Final

 

Videos from Day 3 - Wednesday August 8th

Emma Mitchell speaking after a Gruelling 10,000m

 

 

Marcus Lawler on his 200m Heat



Thomas Barr speaking after Qualifying for 400mH Final




Leon Reid speaking after Qualifying for 200m Final

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