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Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday February 23rd 2020

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday February 23rd 2020

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Friday February 21st, 8pm, Kingsley Hotel - Cork Athletics Annual International Awards Night

Saturday February 22nd, Nenagh, Co Tipperary  - Munster U12-U19 Indoor Championships - Day 1 Sunday February 23rd, Nenagh - Munster U12-U19 Indoor Championships - Day 2 Sunday February 23rd, 12 noon, Kinsale - Kinsale 10 Mile

 

Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun February 23rd - Cork Athletics Annual International Awards Night, Munster U12-U19 Indoor Championships - Days 1 & 2, and Kinsale 10 Mile

 

Currently Open Online Registrations

 

See further down page for Direct Registration Links

 

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 February 21st, 8pm, Kingsley Hotel - Cork Athletics Annual International Awards Night

Sunday February 23rd, 12 noon, Kinsale - Kinsale 10 Mile

Munster Events

Saturday February 22nd, Nenagh, Co Tipperary  - Munster U12-U19 Indoor Championships - Day 1

 

Sunday February 23rd, Nenagh - Munster U12-U19 Indoor Championships - Day 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.

 

Kinsale 10 Mile, Sunday February 23rd - SOLD OUT


Crosshaven 5k & 10k, Sunday March 8th - SOLD OUT

 

Duhallow 10 Mile, Sunday March 8th

Mallow 10, Sunday March 22nd

 

Sonia O'Sullivan Cobh 10, Sunday April 5th

 

Locha Lua Half-Marathon, Ballingeary, Saturday, 11th April

 

Karen Fenton 5k, Ballinora, Sunday April 19th

Dromina 10/10k, Sunday April 19th

 

Bweeng 5k, Sunday May 10th

 

Cheetah Run 5k & Juvenile 1 Mile, Thursday May 16th


 John Hartnett 10k, Ballyhooly, Fermoy, Sunday May 17th

 

Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon & Relay, Sunday May 31st

 

Doneraile 10k, Saturday June 6th

 

 

Road Race and Weather Update - Sunday February 16th 2020

Cloyne 4k & Carrigaline 5: One On - One Off


Sunday February 16th 2020

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Cloyne 4k Goes Ahead

Carrigaline 5 CANCELLED

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Weather forecast for 9am, Sunday February 16th (as at 3pm Sat 15th)

As can be seen from the image above, dry weather is expected for Cloyne, with rain and sleet to follow, later in the morning. It will be windy, but, from the image, it should be pretty much as at present.


Tomorrow's Cloyne Commons 4k, at 9:30 am, goes ahead, as planned.  A further review is expected later this afternoon, but no change is expected.


Cloyne Organisers Confirm Go-Ahead, as @ 7pm Saturday

Organisers of tomorrow morning's Cloyne Commons 4k have confirmed that the event is going ahead, as scheduled.

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Cloyne Commons 4k Road Race Information


However Eagle AC's Tommy Ryan Memorial 5 Mile, scheduled for 11am, has been CANCELLED, due to Met Eireann's Status Orange weather warning.

Eagle AC has issued a short statement: "
Having the updated weather warning of Orange for tomorrow February 16th, Eagle AC have decided that in the interests of health and safety we will not be proceeding with the Tommy Ryan memorial Carrigaline 5 Mile road race. All who have pre-registered can claim a full refund from the primo website.

Eagle AC are very disappointed that our race cannot take place and we thank you for your support and understanding. We will not be rescheduling it for this year.

More details to follow shortly about those who have entered online and refunds."

 
Refund Update from Eagle AC

"Refunds for those who entered online available from the link below.

Each year we support 2 local charities in Carrigaline through this race; Carrigaline Meals on Wheels and Feroige (Carrigaline Community Drugs Initiative) who rely heavily on funding.

**If you do not process your refund the full €15 will go to these very worthy charities**"

Refund Link


Athlete Transfer Deadline - March 24th 2020

Deadline - March 24th 2020

 

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Cork Athletics Facebook page

Athletes wishing to transfer clubs are reminded that the deadline for the return of fully completed transfer forms is Tuesday March 24th.  Forms received after that date will NOT be accepted.

 

Transfer forms may be downloaded from the Athletics Ireland website.  

 

The Sequence and Procedure on the form MUST be followed.



Completed Transfer Forms


Completed forms should be given to Cork AAI County Board Registrar, John Copithorne, or posted to him at John Copithorne, Registrar Cork AAI County Board, Belgooley, Co. Cork.

 

  • Do NOT call to John Copithorne's house
  • Do NOT send your form by Registered Post, Courier or other form of delivery, except the regular Post
  • Do NOT send your completed form to Athletics Ireland HQ (Dublin), as this will severely affect delivery time, likely missing the deadline.

 

Closing date is Tuesday March 24th


Completed Transfer Forms may be submitted at any stage, but will not be reviewed by Cork Athletics County Board until after March 24th. However early submission allows time for the return and resubmission of forms that are incomplete or contain an error of some form or other

 

The Transfer Form MUST be signed in the following order

By the:

•   Member (in the case of a minor, by their parent or guardian)

•   New Club

•   Outgoing Club

•   County Board (outgoing club)

•   Outgoing County Board (for out of county club transfer only)

•   Incoming County Board (for inter-county transfer only)

Incomplete, improperly, or incorrectly completed forms will be rejected.

 

Notes:

  • Athletes must be in good stead with the outgoing club, i.e. they must not owe any membership  fee, or other arrears, and all club property in their possession must have been returned
  • Athletes whose membership of the outgoing club has lapsed by more than three years do NOT require a transfer, i.e. they are free to change clubs without going through the formal transfer process - they can be simply registered by the incoming club.  Note: Effectively this means that anyone transferring, who has been registered in ANY of the years 2017, 2018, 2019, or 2020, will need to fill out a Transfer Form

 

Next Transfer Window, following March 24th 2020, will close on August 24th 2020

 

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday February 16th 2020

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday February 16th 2020

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Wednesday February 12th, 7:30pm, Library Building, CIT - CIT Sports Seminar Series 2019-2020 - #3 Sleep and Performance

Thursday February 13th, Clarecastle, Co Clare  -  Munster Schools' Cross Country Championships  Saturday February 15th, Nenagh - Munster U9-U11 Indoor Championships  Sunday February 16th, Nenagh - Munster Senior Masters & Under-20/23 Indoor T&F Championships Sunday February 16th, 09:30m, Cloyne - Cloyne Commons 4k Series - Race 4 2019/20 Sunday February 16th, 11am, Carrigaline - Eagle AC Tommy Ryan Memorial Carrigaline 5 Mile

 

Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun February 16th - CIT Sports Seminar Series #3 Sleep and Performance, Munster Schools' Cross Country Chps, Munster U9-U11 Indoor Chps, Munster Senior Masters & Under-20/23 Indoor T&F Chps, Cloyne Commons 4k Series - Race 4, Eagle AC Tommy Ryan Memorial Carrigaline 5 Mile

 

Currently Open Online Registrations

See further down page for Direct Registration Links

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 February 12th, 7:30pm, Library Building, CIT - CIT Sports Seminar Series 2019-2020 - #3 Sleep and Performance

Sunday February 16th, 09:30m, Cloyne - Cloyne Commons 4k Series - Race 4 2019/20

Sunday February 16th, 11am, Carrigaline - Eagle AC Tommy Ryan Memorial Carrigaline 5 Mile

RACE CANCELLED
"Having the updated weather warning of Orange for tomorrow February 16th, Eagle AC have decided that in the interests of health and safety we will not be proceeding with the Tommy Ryan memorial Carrigaline 5 Mile road race. All who have pre-registered can claim a full refund from the primo website.

Eagle AC are very disappointed that our race cannot take place and we thank you for your support and understanding. We will not be rescheduling it for this year.

More details to follow shortly about those who have entered online and refunds."

 

Munster Events

Thursday February 13th, Clarecastle, Co Clare  - GloHealth Munster Schools' Cross Country Championships

 

Saturday February 15th, Nenagh - Munster U9-U11 Indoor Championships

 

Sunday February 16th, Nenagh - Munster Senior Masters & Under-20/23 Indoor T&F Championships

 

 

National Events

Wednesday February 12th, Athlone - AIT Indoor Grand Prix

 

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.

 

Tommy Ryan Memorial Carrigaline 5, Sunday February 16th

Kinsale 10 Mile, Sunday February 23rd


Crosshaven 5k & 10k, Sunday March 8th

 

Duhallow 10 Mile, Sunday March 8th

Mallow 10, Sunday March 22nd

 

Sonia O'Sullivan Cobh 10, Sunday April 5th

 

Locha Lua Half-Marathon, Ballingeary, Saturday, 11th April

 

Karen Fenton 5k, Ballinora, Sunday April 19th

Dromina 10/10k, Sunday April 19th

 

Bweeng 5k, Sunday May 10th

 

Cheetah Run 5k & Juvenile 1 Mile, Thursday May 16th


 John Hartnett 10k, Ballyhooly, Fermoy, Sunday May 17th

 

Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon & Relay, Sunday May 31st

 

Doneraile 10k, Saturday June 6th

 

 

Death of Riobard O'Dwyer - Eyeries and Late of Beara AC

Riobard O'Dwyer R.I.P. - Condolences

January 22nd 2020

 

Cork Athletics County Board extends its condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of Riobard O'Dwyer, late of Beara AC, who died recently. May he rest in peace.

 

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From RIP.ie

The death has occurred of Riobard O'Dwyer, Eyeries Village, Beara, Cork

O'Dwyer, Eyeries Village, Beara, Co. Cork on January 22nd 2020, peacefully after a short illness, RIOBARD (former Principal Urhan N.S. and President of the Beara Board & Urhan GAA), predeceased by his beloved wife Joan, much loved father of Bobbie, Brian, Rory, Seán and daughters-in-law, Anne, Synni, Louise, Linda, and adored grandchildren, Shona, Ciara, Robert, Kevin, Laura, Ava, Lovis, Danny, Cillian and Tom, great granddaughter, Caoimhe, sister Norelene and the late Maura, brother Sean and the late Liam, sister-in-law Margaret, brother-in-law Batt (Burns). Sadly missed by his loving family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

 

Extract from Looking Back - 25 Years of BLE in Cork, Chapter 8

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RIOBARD O'DWYER, the older of the two brothers, and another legend in this sphere of jumping. Riobard took seven National Championships in the event - five in a row, from 1952 to 1956, inclusive, and again in 1964, and 1965. From 1952 to 1965, Riobard was only twice out of the medals at National level, and that due to injury. Both sets of statistics must surely form something of a record!


Added to these National successes, were considerable triumphs at County and Regional level, and the impressive array of medals include Kerry, Cork and Wexford Championships, to add to Munster and Leinster ones. He has one memory of  competing in New Ross, back in 1954, when his final phase took him clear of the pit - and the row of sods at the other end
of the sand - into the next field. That jump was a new Wexford County record - one that still stands to this day.


Once his competitive days were concluded, Riobard took up coaching and administration, with much enthusiasm. He was the National triple and long jump coach, and founded the Ireland branch of the the Kangaroo Club. In addition he can lay claim to introducing women to the event, beginning at national primary school level.


Riobard organised National women’s triple jump Championships, and he coached Eileen Kelly of Beara, and Margaret Murphy of Ovens to a high level in the event.


Riobard formed Beara Athletic Club, and the club enjoyed tremendous success, especially the women’s cross-country team. In one particular year, Beara AC won every Cork County Championship open to them - senior, intermediate and under age. Eileen Kelly was among the star athletes, and she secured International recognition in her very first year of competition.
Riobard remembers the 'good old days', when facilities for training and jumping were practically non-existent. Many jumping competitions were held in a field, and uneven ground conditions caused many a 'crocked' ankle.


As a motivator, Riobard has few equals anywhere in the country - it was he who introduced the author of this book to athletics - and how ironic that the author should eventually fill Riobard's role as the National triple jump coach, albeit almost two decades after Riobard eventually called it a day!

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís

 

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday February 2nd 2020

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday February 2nd 2020

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Thursday January 30th, 1pm, Tramore Valley Park, Cork - South Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships

 

Saturday February 1st, 7:30pm, Waterford - Munster Athletics Star Awards

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun February 2nd - South Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships, Munster Athletics Star Awards

 

Currently Open Online Registrations

See further down page for Direct Registration Links

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 January 30th, 1pm, Tramore Valley Park, Cork - South Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships

 

Munster

Saturday February 1st, 7:30pm, Waterford - Munster Athletics Star Awards

 

 

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.

 

Tommy Ryan Memorial Carrigaline 5, Sunday February 16th

Kinsale 10 Mile, Sunday February 23rd


Crosshaven 5k & 10k, Sunday March 8th

 

Duhallow 10 Mile, Sunday March 8th

Mallow 10, Sunday March 22nd

 

Sonia O'Sullivan Cobh 10, Sunday April 5th

 

Locha Lua Half-Marathon, Ballingeary, Saturday, 11th April

 

Karen Fenton 5k, Ballinora, Sunday April 19th

Dromina 10/10k, Sunday April 19th

 

Cheetah Run 5k & Juvenile 1 Mile, Thursday May 16th


 John Hartnett 10k, Ballyhooly, Fermoy, Sunday May 17th

 

Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon & Relay, Sunday May 31st

 

Doneraile 10k, Saturday June 6th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie O'Donovan is Sixth Cork Man Sub 4

3:58.95 Mile for Charlie O'Donovan

David Hemery Invitational Meet

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Saturday February 15th 2020

 

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Villanova Report


Leevale AC's Charlie O'Donovan, on Athletics scholarship at Villanova University, in the USA, became the seventh Cork man, and fifth Leevale athlete to break the 4 minute barrier for the Mile, when he won his heat, at the David Hemery Invitational meet, at the Track & Tennis Center, on the Boston University campus. He also becomes the 42nd Villanovan to run a sub-four minute mile. Charlie joins the exclusive Leevale Sub 4 club, along with Marcus O’Sullivan, Mark Carroll, Ken Nason and Ciaran O’Lionard. After his exploits, Charlie returned to the track later in the evening, to pace the 3000 meters.

The significance, to Charlie, of running a sub-four minute mile can be seen from his reaction crossing the line, from esctacy to disbelief, as the impact sunk in. His closing kick, chasing down and annihilating the leader, only added to the magnitude of the moment.  With 70 metres left, he deftly moved out into lane two, after sitting in behind frontrunner Patrick Gregory, who had stolen a march and generated a significant lead at the bell.  Coming into the final bend Charlie eased past Gregory, bringing four more runners with him, one of who also went sub-4.

It was near-perfect execution of the Race plan went perfectly, with the pacer leading the 12 man field through the first 800 meters, in 1:58, to set the scene for a sub-four minute finish.  The time for the first 400 meters was 58.74, with 1:59.28 at 800. Charlie stayed out of trouble, in third place, the first half of the race.  When the pacer dropped out, after 800 meters, Gregory took the lead, with three laps to go, Wetzel and O'Donovan were in the second and third positions.

The biggest gap between O'Donovan and long time leader Gregory was at the bell. Official splits showed Gregory in front by 1.23 seconds with 200 meters to go, and Gregory appeared to increase his lead, urged on by the crowd, but Charlie caught him on the back straight, and Charlie passed him when he started his kick for the line.

He moved decisively, and he was in command of the race when he entered the finishing straight.  The only question was whether he would break the 4 minute barrier..  The race was streamed live on Flotrack and, when Charlie crossed the line, the commentator shouted "Is it sub-four" before ecstatically exclaiming "YES!".  A glance at the time clock, sealed the  accomplishment for Charlie, who was visibly impacted by his feat.

Results

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Video

 

Irish Sub 4 Milers

 There are now 44 Sub 4 Minute Irishmen. Charlie O'Donovan slots in there in 33rd position

PosAthleteLocationTimeDate
1 Ray Flynn Oslo 03:49.77 07-Jul-82
2 Eamonn Coghlan East Rutherford NJ 03:49.78 27-Feb-83
3 Mark Carroll Oslo 03:50.62 28-Jul-00
4 Marcus O'Sullivan East Rutherford NJ 03:50.94 13-Feb-88
5 Frank O'Mara Roma 03:51.06 10-Sep-86
6 Ciarán Ó Lionáird New York NY 03:52.10 16-Feb-13
7 Niall Bruton Oslo 03:53.93 05-Jul-96
8 Dave Taylor Cork 03:54.48 13-Jul-83
9 James Nolan Rieti 03:54.62 07-Sep-03
10 Gerry O'Reilly Villanova PA 03:54.63 08-Jun-86
11 Tom Moloney Cork 03:54.68 08-Jul-86
12 John Hartnett Eugene OR 03:54.70 20-Jun-73
13 Paul Robinson Oslo 03:54.77 11-Jun-14
14 Alistair Cragg Fayetteville AR 03:55.04 21-Jan-06
15 Niall O'Shaughnessy New York NY 03:55.40 28-Jan-77
16 John Travers Dublin 03:55.44 11-Jul-14
17 David McCarthy Boston MA 03:55.75 28-Jan-12
18 Paul Donovan Cork 03:55.82 02-Jul-84
19 Enda Fitzpatrick Cork 03:56.36 09-Jul-85
20 Frank Conway Boston MA 03:56.78 22-Jan-89
21 Andrew Coscoran Boston MA 03:56.85 25-Jan-20
22 Seán Tobin Cork 03:57.00 18-Jul-17
23 Ron Delany Dublin 03:57.50 06-Aug-58
24 Gareth Turnbull Philadelphia PA 03:57.61 27-Apr-02
25 Ken Nason Cork 03:58.09 24-Jun-95
26 Frank Murphy Los Angeles CA 03:58.10 07-Jun-69
27 Dave Campbell Wanganui 03:58.19 16-Feb-08
28 Sean O'Neill Cork 03:58.42 07-Jul-87
29 Tomas Cotter Dublin 03:58.50 24-Jul-15
30 Eugene Curran Cork 03:58.54 08-Jul-86
31 Desmond English Cork 03:58.71 25-Apr-94
32 Eoin Everard Dublin 03:58.93 17-Jul-13
33 Charlie O'Donovan Boston MA 03:58.95 15-Feb-20
34 Andrew Walker San Francisco CA 03:58.96 29-Oct-00
35 Mark Christie London 03:58.99 06-Aug-05
36 Jerry Kiernan London 03:59.12 19-Jun-76
37 Shane Healy Cork 03:59.23 25-Jun-94
38 John Coghlan Boston MA 03:59.32 28-Jan-12
39 Kieran Stack Notre Dame IN 03:59.4 06-Feb-88
39 James McIlroy Solihull 03:59.48 05-Sep-98
40 Gary Murray London 03:59.52 06-Aug-05
41 Kevin Batt Leixlip 03:59.53 27-Jun-14
42 Basil Clifford London 03:59.80 03-Aug-64
43 Seamus McCann Cork 03:59.84 05-Jul-88
44 Brian Treacy London 03:59.91 07-Aug-99

 

Cork's Sub 4 Milers

PosAthleteLocationTimeDate
1 Mark Carroll Oslo 03:50.62 28/07/2000
2 Marcus O'Sullivan East Rutherford NJ 03:50.94 13/02/1988
3 Ciarán Ó Lionáird New York NY 03:52.10 16/02/2013
4 John Hartnett Eugene OR 03:54.70 20/06/1973
5 Ken Nason Cork 03:58.09 24/06/1995
6 Charlie O'Donovan Boston MA 03:58.95 15/02/2020
7 Kieran Stack Notre Dame IN 03:59.4 06/02/1988

Irish Examiner-County Supplement - Tribute to Mary Meagher

MARY MEAGHER, R.I.P. - An Appreciation

1946 - 2020

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This article, by John Walshe, appeared in the County Supplement, in the Irish Examiner, on Tuesday February 11th 2020

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John Walshe's Irish Examiner Tribute to Mary Meagher

 

The Cork athletics scene, as well as Munster and National level, was saddened with the recent death of one of its greatest servants, Mary Meagher, of the Blarney-Inniscarra club.

Although ill for quite a while, Mary continued with her involvement at all levels and, as recent as a few months ago, was still diligently compiling the results from the various cross-country championships. Along with her husband, John, Mary’s contribution to the sport she loved goes back almost four decades.

Having first got involved through her local club, where her children Damien and Edel trained, Mary’s first position at County Board level was as Juvenile Competition Secretary, on the former BLOE juvenile board. In 2000, when Athletics Ireland was formed, she retained her position, and also fulfilled other County Board roles, on very short notice, such as team manager and secretary, along with positions on the Munster Council.

“Mary dedicated her life to athletics,” stated the Cork County AAI Board on her passing. “That commitment was shown best at club and county level. She was also an officer at Munster level for years and an esteemed official at national level for the AAI. She has been the competition secretary for juveniles at the Cork County Board for almost 40 years and doubled up as the senior competition secretary also for many years.

“Her commitment to athletics was such that it is unknown if she ever had a weekend off. She built up a vast knowledge, especially of juvenile athletics, which she imparted generously to thousands of athletes over the last five decades. Indeed, many owe the success of their athletic career to her.”

In recognition of her many years of administrative work, the Cork County Board last year presented Mary with an Outstanding Contribution Award.

Mary was also actively involved in the organisation and running of the Echo Cork Women’s Mini-Marathon. She joined the Mini-Marathon committee a few years after the event was established and was a familiar figure at the various outlets where the pre-race entries were taken in the lead-up to the event. For her contribution to the Mini-Marathon, Mary received the Evening Echo Hall of Fame Award in 2010.

Mary was also a well-respected field events official, officiating at shot putt, hammer, discus and weights throwing competitions.  She officiated at events ranging from the local Blarney athletics leagues all the way up to national level. Also, along with her long-time friend, and fellow County Board officer Noreen Murphy, Mary could be seen, regardless of the weather, recording results at various schools’ cross-country competitions and at many road races.

A recipient of the Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Month Award in November 2011, on her death Frank Wally, President of the City Sports, described Mary’s contribution to the sport as enormous. “This has been acknowledged by athletic aficionados throughout Ireland and by the outpouring of sympathy and support expressed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her,” he stated.  

On its website, Munster Athletics said goodbye to one of their most dedicated, loyal and beloved officials down through the years. “Mary will be greatly missed by us all, officials, coaches, parents and most of all, athletes. The impact of her loss will be huge in Munster and the athletics world beyond.”

In extending their condolences and deepest sympathy to their friend and colleague John Meagher, the officers and officials of Cork Athletics County Board said that Mary’s loss to her fellow officers of the board and the Munster Council, as well as her own club, is immeasurable.

“Many officers would have found their roles impossible to carry out without her advice, drive and generous offers of help. Cork Athletics has now a major void that will be almost impossible to fill.”

May she rest in peace.

 

Related Article

Death of Mary Meagher - Blarney-Inniscarra AC and both Cork and Munster Boards

 

 

 

Call for Volunteers and Nominations for Competition Sub-Committee

Competition Sub-Committee 2020

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As you all will be aware, Cork County Board, and the athletics community in general, recently lost our esteemed, valued, and long standing, Competition Secretary, Mary Meagher, R.I.P., just a few weeks ago.  For decades, Mary did Trojan work for Cork Athletics, ensuring that all our competitions ran off smoothly, and successfully.


The onus now falls on the athletic community to pick up Mary's mantle, and continue to foster athletics in our County.


Cork Athletics County Board has decided to form a Competitions sub-committee, to run our road, track and field, and cross country competitions.


The Board invites clubs and individuals to nominate people to sit on this committee.


The aim is to have sufficient numbers, and skill sets, on this committee, to run our competitions, while also ensuring that no individual will have to carry too heavy a workload.


Our Road championships are just over a month away, and our Track and Field just two and a half months away. It is essential that the Board has names of volunteers, as soon as possible, so that the Competition Sub-Committee can be ratified at the next County Board meeting, on Wednesday March 4th.

Those interested should submit their names and contact details, or those of the individuals that they are nominating, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as soon as possible

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday February 9th 2020

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday February 9th 2020

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 Wednesday February 5th, 8pm, Admin Building, CIT Track - Cork Athletics County Board Monthly Meeting

Saturday February 8th, 1pm, CIT Track - Cork Youth Development Initiative - CYDI Day 2  Saturday February 8th, 2:30pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series - Day 2 Saturday February 8th, Rathdrum, Wicklow - GloHealth National Juvenile B and Juvenile Relays Cross-Country Championships Saturday February 8th, Rathdrum, Wicklow - GloHealth National Intermediate & Masters XC Sunday February 9th, Abbottstown, Dublin - Athletics Ireland Indoor Games

 

Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun February 9th - County Board Monthly Meeting, Cork Youth Development Initiative - CYDI Day 2, Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series - Day 2, National Juvenile B and Juvenile Relays Cross-Country Championships, National Intermediate & Masters XC, and Athletics Ireland Indoor Games

 

Currently Open Online Registrations

See further down page for Direct Registration Links

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 February 5th, 8pm, Admin Building, CIT Track - Cork Athletics County Board Monthly Meeting

Saturday February 8th, 1pm, CIT Track - Cork Youth Development Initiative - CYDI Day 2

Saturday February 8th, 2:30pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series - Day 2

 

 

National

Saturday February 8th, Rathdrum, Wicklow - GloHealth National Juvenile B and Juvenile Relays Cross-Country Championships

 

Saturday February 8th, Rathdrum, Wicklow - GloHealth National Intermediate & Masters XC

 

Sunday February 9th, Abbottstown, Dublin - Athletics Ireland Indoor 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.

 

Tommy Ryan Memorial Carrigaline 5, Sunday February 16th

Kinsale 10 Mile, Sunday February 23rd


Crosshaven 5k & 10k, Sunday March 8th

 

Duhallow 10 Mile, Sunday March 8th

Mallow 10, Sunday March 22nd

 

Sonia O'Sullivan Cobh 10, Sunday April 5th

 

Locha Lua Half-Marathon, Ballingeary, Saturday, 11th April

 

Karen Fenton 5k, Ballinora, Sunday April 19th

Dromina 10/10k, Sunday April 19th

 

Bweeng 5k, Sunday May 10th

 

Cheetah Run 5k & Juvenile 1 Mile, Thursday May 16th


 John Hartnett 10k, Ballyhooly, Fermoy, Sunday May 17th

 

Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon & Relay, Sunday May 31st

 

Doneraile 10k, Saturday June 6th

 

 

Cork Athletics International Awards 2020 - Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations for Cork Athletics International Awards 2020

Kingsley Hotel, Cork

Friday February 21st 2020

 

 cork athletics international award medals 2018

Array of International Award Medals at 2018 function

 

The Cork Athletics Annual International Awards presentations will take place in the Kingsley Hotel, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, on Friday February 21st 2020.  The annual awards are made to Cork athletes who have been selected by Athletics Ireland, and to have represented, Ireland in athletics, during the twelve months of 2019. 

 

 cork athletics aspiring young athletes bursaries group 2018

 Cork Athletics Aspiring Young Athletes 2018

Along with the International Awards, training bursaries will be presented to Aspiring Young Athletes, selected on several criteria, including significant athletic achievement, progression and application to their chosen athletic discipline(s). The bursary recipients are selected by a sub-committee of Cork Athletics County Board.

 

Clubs are asked to forward the following information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., asap please, but no later than 12 noon, on Friday February 7th:

  • Athlete's Name
  • Athlete's photograph
  • A brief synopsis of the athlete's achievements

 

It is VITAL that this infornation is supplied, in a timely manner, so that the Awards Booklet can be compiled, and printed, in good time for the event

 

This award is for athletes Junior, Senior, Masters & Intermediate athletes who were selected by Athletics Ireland to represent Ireland at an International event during the past year.


The Aspiring Young Athletes Awards will be selected by a Cork Athletics sub-committee, and the athletes selected will then be notified through their clubs.

 

Cork Athletics International Awards 2018

 

Cork Athletics International Awards 2017

 

Cork Athletics International Awards 2016

 

2015 Awards

 

2014 Awards

 

2012 Awards  - scroll down page (on Old Cork Athletics website)

 

2009 Awards

 

2008 Awards

 

Updated Cork Team Panels for Athletics Ireland National Intermediate and Masters Cross-Country Championships 2020

Updated Cork Team Selections for National Intermediate and Masters Cross-Country Championships

Avondale Forest Park, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

Saturday February 8th 2020

 

avondale forest park

Avondale Forest Park

 

Can all Nominees please Confirm with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0851480725, ASAP

Any athlete who feels that they should also be nominated, should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0851480725

 

Event Details

 

Cork Athletics Squad Selections

Athletes added are highlighted in Bold

 

Over-35 Women's Team

Forename Surname Club
Annette Quaid Leevale AC
Jennifer Montague Leevale AC
Nadine Forde Leevale AC
Martina Kiely St Finbarrs AC
Niamh Cronin St Finbarrs AC
Sinead Kevaney Midleton AC
Siobhan O'Leary Midleton AC
Breda Gaffney Mallow AC
Ruth Millerick Youghal AC
Evelyn Cashman Youghal AC
Ann Marie Holland Youghal AC

 

Over-50 Women's Team

Forename Surname Club
Ann Moore Leevale AC
Carmel Crowley Bandon AC
Anna O'Neill Doheny AC
Mary O'Keeffe Youghal AC
Celia O'Regan Youghal AC
Joan Hough Midleton AC
Liz Palmer Mallow AC
Marion Lyons St Finbarrs AC

 

Intermediate Women's Team

Forename Surname Club
Orla Byrne St Finbarrs AC
Michelle Kenny Leevale AC
Marie Kelly St Finbarrs AC
Ellen McCarthy Skibbereen AC
Jennifer Goggin-Walsh Carraig na bhFear AC
Michelle Manning St Finbarrs AC
Andrea Bickerdike Leevale AC
Ide Kelleher Mallow AC
Emmie Gocke Leevale AC
Anna Borkowska Mallow AC

 

Over-35 Men's Team

Forename Surname Club
Alan O'Brien Eagle AC
John Meade St Finbarrs AC
David Morgan St Finbarrs AC
Sean McGrath East Cork AC
Shane Cooney St Finbarrs AC
Fergal O'Shea St Finbarrs AC
Michael Harrington Durrus AC
Michael Herlihy North Cork AC
Con Marshall St Finbarrs AC
Conor McCauley Leevale AC
Tim Twomey Leevale AC
Brian Kearney Leevale AC

 

Over-50 Men's Team

Forename Surname Club
Ian O'Leary Leevale AC
John Collins Leevale AC
Edmund O'Sullivan Midleton AC
John Cashman Midleton AC
Neilus Ahern Midleton AC
Andre Brodkorb Midleton AC
Pat Murphy St Finbarrs AC
Tony O'Brien St Finbarrs AC
Pat Sheehan Milstreet AC
John Murphy Youghal AC
Richard Hawkins Eagle AC

 

Over-65 Men's Team

Forename Surname Club
Dan Kennedy St Finbarrs AC
Eamonn McEvoy St Finbarrs AC
Phil McGrath East Cork AC
Maurice Tobin Grange-Fermoy AC
Pat Twomey Eagle AC
Richard Piotrowski Eagle AC
John Quigley Eagle AC
Ken Higgs Eagle AC
Jerry Twohig Mt. Hillary AC
Donal O'Brien St Nicholas AC

 

Intermediate Men's Team

Forename Surname Club
Sean Doyle North Cork AC
Rory O'Connor North Cork AC
Jeremiah Sheehan North Cork AC
Damian Madigan North Cork AC
Josh O'Sullivan-Hourihan Donore Harriers AC
David O'Connor St Catherine's AC
Naoise Ó Flaithertaigh Bandon AC
Donal Coakley Leevale AC
Andrew Sheehan Leevale AC
Heywood Richardson Leevale AC
Mark Walsh Leevale AC
David Fox Leevale AC

 

Avondale Forest Park Location

 

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