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New Time Bonuses for Ballycotton 10 2017

Ballycotton Aiming for Fast Times!

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Ballycotton Running Promotions, organisers of the Ballycotton 10, announced, this afternoon, extra incentives for those in contention for the respective men and women's race titles.  This year's race, the 40th annual running of the event, takes place on Sunday March 12th, 39 year to the day since the inaugural race.

Ballycotton Running Promotions Website


For the rest of us, who can only stand (run?) back in admiration of those who are competing at those levels, the main interest is now on receiving our race packets.

Filling of the envelopes is taking place in Midleton CBS this Thursday, February 23rd, primarily done by Midleton AC, but every set of hands will be very welcome.  If you can spare even half an hour, just turn up at Midleton CBS from 6pm onwards.



This year, in an effort to raise the elite standard of the race and to celebrate the 40th annual event, there will be added time bonuses for the Ballycotton ‘10’ on March 12th.    

Along with the usual first three prizes (€500, €300 and €200) for men and women and the course bonuses of €500 for a new record (men, Gary Staines 47:00; women, Maria McCambridge 54:20) the following bonuses will apply:

Men: If the winner, not breaking the course record, runs inside 48:30 there will be a bonus of €300. All other runners (outside of first three) breaking 50:00 will receive a bonus of €100 along with their prize.

Women: If the winner, not breaking the course record, runs inside 55:30 there will be a bonus of €300. All other women (outside of first three) breaking 58:00 will receive a bonus of €100 along with their prize.  

Only one time bonus can apply for both men and women.

While the women’s course record has been improved three times by Maria McCambridge in the past five years, in contrast the men’s standard has shown little change. In the history of the race, 48:30 has been broken on a total of 29 occasions (including four times by Noel Berkeley).

Yet only two of those 29 times – Charles Kiplgat in 2004 and Dave Mitchinson in 2005 – has been set in the past 15 years so hopefully this year will see an improvement back to the standards of the past.

Dean Cronin Co-Named MIAA Athlete of the Week

Blarney-Inniscarra AC's Dean Cronin has been Co-Named as Mid America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Athlete of the Week

February 14th 2017


Dean Cronin Photo Fort Hays

Dean Cronin - Photo: Fort Hays State University

 Fort Hays State University Website


Blarney-Inniscarra AC athlete, Dean Cronin, on scholarship at Fort Hays State University, in Kansas City, U.S.A., has been co-named as Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Men's Track Athlete of the Week, after setting a Fort Hays State University 800m  record, running a time of 1:50.27


From Fort Hays State University website:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fort Hays State junior Dean Cronin has been named the MIAA Men's Co-Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, Feb 14th. He shares the honor this week with distance runner Vincent Kiprop from Missouri Southern.

Cronin set a new Fort Hays State University record in the 800 meters by running a time of 1:50.27 at the Concordia Invitational in Seward, Nebraska.

Due to the track size, the time was converted down to 1:48.72 giving him an automatic qualifying mark and the second-fastest time in the nation. He won the event, but teammate Brett Meyer was right on his heels, who also ran an automatic qualifying time. That gives Fort Hays State University two of the three runners nationally to post automatic qualifying times in the 800 this season. Cronin already has set four new individual records at Fort Hays State University for the indoor season in the mid-distances after transferring to Fort Hays State University at the beginning of the spring semester.

At Pittsburg State, Vincent Kiprop broke his own 3000-meter record by more than 13 seconds as he placed second with a time of 8:04.04. That mark ranks second nationally, and tops in the MIAA.



Fort Hays State made double-digit spot jumps in the polls, coming in at 20th, respectively.

Fort Hays State’s ranking is the highest in program history, and it can be attributed to Decano (Dean) Cronin and Brett Meyer in the 800 meters. The duo posted the 2nd and 3rd fastest times in the event in Division II, respectively, this past weekend at the Concordia Invite. The Tigers ranked 49th a week ago.

Alex Wright Sets New National 5k Race Walk Record

Alex Wright Breaks Rob Heffernan's National 5k Record at National Indoor Championships - Day 1

Abbotstown, Dublin

Saturday February 18th 2017


Alex Wright Leevale AC National Indoor 5k Race Walk Champion 2017


Alex Wright (Leevale AC) won today's National Indoor 5k Race Walk Championships, at the new National Indoor Arena, in Abbotstown, Dublin, breaking Rob Heffernan's record of 18:51.46, which Rob set at the National Indoor Championships, in Belfast, in January 2008.

Alex's winning time was 18:50.70. Westport AC's Cian McManamon was second, in 20:06.21, with Brendan Boyce (Letterkenny) taking Bronze in 20:09.28.


Alex Wright Speaking on his Record Run


Alex Wright Heads for the Finish Line


Athletics Ireland Report - Feidhlim Kelly

Mageean Wins Quality 3000m on Record-Breaking Day

Ciara Mageean (UCD) won a high-quality women’s 3,000m in 9:08.83 and there were two new Irish records on the first day of an engaging Irish Life Health National Indoor Championships in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena.

Alex Wright (Leevale) broke race walking legend Robert Heffernan’s (Togher) 5,000m record to win gold in 18:50.70 while Sharlene Mawdsley (Newport) broke the national junior 200m record to win her heat in 23.85.

The women’s 3,000m was the highlight race with three Olympians toeing the line and multiple internationals including two-time European Cross Country Champion Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole).

The Wicklow woman, who ran the Barcelona half marathon last week, lead the opening stages of the race with Mageean and Leevale’s Olympic steeplechaser Michelle Finn in close pursuit. Around the halfway stage Finn split the pack and only Mageean could hold on to the pace. The UCD woman eased away in the final 400m to win in 9:08.83 to Finn’s 9:12.61 with McCormack third in 9:15.58.

“I was happy with that especially with the field,” said Mageean who has had a difficult week battling with a head cold and the passing of her granny in Portaferry. “It’s been difficult and I’ll probably be coughing all the way home to Portaferry tonight but at least I have something to show for it.”

Kate Veale (West Waterford) was a popular first winner on the track with the former world youth champion on top of the podium in the women’s 3,000m race walk in 14:03.90 from Emma Prendiville (Farranfore Maine Valley) in 14:06.54 and Maeve Curley (Craughwell) in 14:18.26.

“I’m really happy to be back. I’ve a long way to go to get back to my best but I’ve made my first steps,” said Veale afterwards. “I rejected the rigid athlete lifestyle but I’m happy to be back and want to make up for lost time.”

Alex Wright has been in excellent form this indoor season and made it three wins from three starts. “It’s been a great season so far and I’m racing a 20km in Switzerland next week,” said Wright afterwards. “I’ll look to focus on one event come the world championships in London this summer.

Michaela Walsh (Swinford) won the women’s shot put with an indoor personal best of 14.95m and the fifth year schoolgirl was happy with the win. “The shot put is more difficult indoors and I was happy to get a personal best today.”

Mid Sutton’s Sarah McCarthy won the women’s long jump as expected with a best of 6.03m while Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley) continued her fine form with a personal best of 1.81m in the women’s high jump.

In the men’s field events Antony Daffurn (St Ronan’s) won the triple jump with a best of 14.83m and Thomas Houlihan (West Waterford) added the national senior title to his University crown with 4.75m.

There was a number of exciting heats with Sharlene Mawdsley winning her 200m heat in 23.85 while Phil Healy (Bandon) and Sinead Denny (DSD) qualified comfortably in the women’s 400m. Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers) was impressive in the men’s 400m heats with a time of 47.11 seconds.


Results link



3,000m  1. Ciara Mageean (UCD) 9:08.83, 2. Michelle Finn (Leevale) 9:12.61, 3. Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) 9:15.58

3,000m Race Walk  1. Kate Veale (West Waterford) 14:03.90, 2. Emma Prendiville (Farranfore Maine Valley) 14:06.54, 3. Maeve Curley (Craughwell) 14:18.26

Long Jump  1. Sarah McCarthy (Mid Sutton) 6.03m, 2. Ruby Millet (St Abban’s) 5.69m, 3. Aoibheann O’Brien (Tralee Harriers) 5.57m

High Jump  1. Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley) 1.81m, 2. Emily Rogers (St Peter’s) 1.75m, 3. Grace O’Rourke (DSD) 1.70m

Shot Put  1. Michaela Walsh (Swinford) 14.95m, 2. Alana Frattaroli (Limerick) 13.29m, 3. Fiona Moloney (Dooneen) 12.76m



5,000m Race Walk  1. Alex Wright (Leevale) 18:50.70, 2. Cian McManamon (Westport) 20:06.21, 3. Brendan Boyce (Letterkenny) 20:09.28

Triple Jump  1. Antony Daffurn (St Ronan’s) 14.83m, 2. Jordan Hoang (Tullamore Harriers) 14.79m, 3. Niall Counihan (Clonliffe Harriers) 14.25m

Pole Vault  1.       Thomas Houlihan (West Waterford) 4.75m, 2. Peter Glass (unattached) 4.45m, 3. Conor Bermingham (Raheny Shamrock) 4.30m


Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Year 2016

Rob Heffernan is City Sports Athletics Person of the Year 2016


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Cork City Sports Athletic Person of the Year 2016

Rob Heffernan was awarded Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Year for 2016, this afternoon, Friday February 18th, 2017, at a function in the River Lee hotel.

The Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Year is selected from the twelve monthly Athletics Person of the Month recipients from the previous year.

Inaugural Cork City Sports Lifetime Achievement Award

Pat Walsh Cork City Sports Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation Group
At the same function Pat Walsh (Cork Athletics, Cork City Sports and Skibbereen AC), was honoured with the inaugural Cork City Sports Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifetime contribution to athletics,



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Rob Heffernan Cork City Sports Athletic Person of the Year


Athletics Person of the Month - January 2016

Claire Gibbons-McCarthy (Leevale AC) was presented with the Cork City Sports Cork Athlete for the month of January. Claire won the Waterford Half Marathon in a personal best time of 1:16:45 on the 9th January.  She subsequently went on to improve on this in the Barcelona International Half Marathon in February with a very impressive time of 1:15:18, securing victory in the Over 35 section.

Athletics Person of the Month - February 2016

Phil Healy (Bandon AC and UCC) was the Cork City Sports Athlete for the Month of February. Phil’s achievements for that month were outstanding, she had a busy month of indoor racing at the ultra-modern Athlone IT Indoor track culminating in a double gold medal performance at the national senior championships in the 60m and 200m. Making a welcome return to top class sprinting form again Phil began the month of February by winning both the 60m and 200m at the national Under 23 championships on the 3rd of the month. Three days later she set a new national under 23 record of 7.35sec for the 60m. at a National League event.  The following day she won the 200m at the AAI games. On the 12th of February Phil won the Inter Varsity 200m title. and on the 17th she came a very credible 4th at the AIT International Grand Prix 60m

Athletics Person of the Month - March 2016

The March award went to Mark Hanrahan (Leevale AC). Hanrahan won the prestigious Ballycotton 10 mile road race in a very creditable time of 49min 01sec. He was subsequently selected on the Irish Half-Marathon team for the European Championships in Amsterdam.


Athletics Person of the Month - April 2016
In April the Leevale Women’s road relay team were awarded the Cork City Sports Athlete Of the Month Award.  The team composed of sisters Michelle & Carol Finn and Lizzie Lee, recorded their 3rd victory in a row at the National Road Relay in Dublin defeating a fancied Crusaders AC in the process.


Athletics Person of the Month - May 2016

Leevale coach, Donie Walsh was the recipient of the May award.   Donie was selected to travel to Rio as the Athletics Ireland endurance coach joining two of his athletes Lizzie Lee and Michelle Finn will be competing in the marathon & 3000m steeplechase respectively. Donie was returning  to the Olympics a mere 44 years after he competed in the marathon in Munich in 1972

Athletics Person of the Month - June 2016

Charlie O’Donovan of Leevale AC was the June  award winner. Charlie received the award for winning the Junior 1500m at the 65th Cork City Sports in an outstanding time of 3:54:36. This time was inside the qualifying standard for European Youth Championships in Tbilisi and earned him selection for the Irish team.

Athletics Person of the Month - July 2016

The July awards went to  Daragh McElhinney of  Bantry AC and Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai.  Darragh had an excellent performance in the 1500m at the Schools Home International, in Kent, where he produced a stunning finish to take victory in a high class field. Darragh was one of just four Irish winners in the top quality international event.

Athletics Person of the Month - August 2016
Togher AC athlete Robert Heffernan was the Cork City Sports athlete of the month for August 2016. Robert travelled to Rio to take part in his fifth Olympic games to compete in the 50K race walk. The race was a gruelling event in the Brazilian heat and humidity in which 30% of the athletes were unable to finish the 50K distance. Robert finished 6th in a time of 3:43:55.

Athletics Person of the Month - September 2016
The September award went to Emma Murphy of St. Finbarr’s Athletic Club.  Emma was the clear winner of the 35th Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon in a time of 22:03 which was held on the streets of Cork on the 25th September.

Athletics Person of the Month - October 2016
Sinead Kevany of Midleton AC was the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for October. Sinead was an impressive winner of both the Cork County and Munster Novice Cross Country Championships in that month.

Athletics Person of the Month - November 2016
Carmel Parnell of Leevale AC was the November recipient. Carmel  is one of the most consistent performers in the history of the British and Irish Master Home International Cross Country. In November, she competed in Glasgow and won her 8th consecutive and 11th overall age group title. Carmel won the Over 60 section along with leading Ireland to a team victory as well

Athletics Person of the Month - December 2016
Vicki Cusack (Davis College, Mallow and Liscarroll AC) was the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for December. At the Athlone IT indoor track, Vicki was a member of the Irish Intermediate Girls Schools Team that finished second at the Home International Combined Events competition.  Vicki earned her place on the team by finishing 3rd in the Irish Championships the previous month.



Cork Athletics Registration Figures - February 14th 2017

Record Cork Athletics Registration Figures - February 14th 2017


Cork Reg Plate February 14th 2017


As of February 14th, Cork Athletics Registrations stand at 4,731, compared with the February 2016 end-of-month figure of 4,681, which augurs well for the full February figures, due in two weeks.

To date, forty five of Cork's fifty three registered clubs have registered athletes, leaving eight clubs yet to register an athlete.  These clubs, and their athletes, are reminded that the insurance dispensation, whereby the 2016 insurance cover continued until the end of January last, is no longer in force - unregistered athletes are NOT covered by the Athletics Ireland insurance for any purpose whatsoever, leaving those athletes and clubs in a precarious position. 

Some clubs have been very quick 'out of the starting blocks', while others are still just 'taking off theri tracksuits'

2017 Athletics Ireland Registrations are now Due

Clubs are reminded that 2017 registrations should be completed as soon as possible. There was a "grace period" of a few weeks, to allow sufficient time for re-registrations, whereby insurance cover continued, pending registration.  This "grace period" does NOT extend beyond January 31st and does NOT include competition.


Therefore any athlete that remains unregistered beyond January 31st is NOT covered by Athletics Irelands insurance, for ANY purpose, training or competition.
Clubs are urged to register their athletes without further delay.


NB: The "grace period" covers official club, county, provincial and national training sessions.  It does NOT cover competition. All athletes competing in Championship or representative events MUST be registered.  Club Registrars are reminded that there is a new Registration System in operation.


Overall Registrations as at February 14th 2017

Bandon AC and Leevale AC head the list, as usual, by a distance, while five more clubs exceed the 200 registrations mark, and another seven clubs have over 100 registered members.


Team nameTotal
Bandon A.C. 533
Leevale A.C. 482
Midleton A.C. 280
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 250
Togher A.C. 244
Youghal A.C. 234
West Muskerry A.C. 222
St. Nicholas A.C. 162
Belgooly A.C. 157
St. Catherine's A.C. 154
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 145
Mallow A.C. 124
Eagle A.C. 123
North Cork A.C. 122
Clonakilty Road Runners 98
Old Abbey A.C. 91
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 90
Aghada Running Club ARC 89
Doheny A.C. 88
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 88
St. Finbarrs A.C. 79
Ballintotis Fit4Life 77
Liscarroll A.C. 70
Bweeng Trail Blazers 62
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 59
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 59
Watergrasshill A.C. 58
Tracton A.C. 56
Carrigtwohill 53
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 49
Ballincollig A.C. 42
Courcey A.C. 42
Bantry A.C. 38
Galtee Runners A.C. 35
Donoughmore A.C. 29
Buttevant R.C. 27
Skibbereen A.C. 23
Rising Sun A.C. 22
East Cork A.C. 21
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 20
Millstreet A.C. 13
Abbey Striders A.C. 11
Cork Varsity A.C. 10
Cork Mental Health A.C. 2
Shandrum A.C. 1
Overall Total 4734


Gender Breakdown

Registration Gender Ratio February 14th 2017


Juvenile/Junior Registrations as at February 14th 2017

As with the overall figures, Bandon AC and Leevale AC stand clear of the other

Team nameJuniorJuvenileTotal
Bandon A.C. 6 408 414
Leevale A.C. 12 309 321
West Muskerry A.C. 1 176 177
Midleton A.C. 0 145 145
Belgooly A.C. 1 132 133
Togher A.C. 2 128 130
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 2 108 110
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 0 109 109
Youghal A.C. 2 107 109
St. Catherine's A.C. 0 103 103
North Cork A.C. 0 98 98
Clonakilty Road Runners 0 88 88
Old Abbey A.C. 2 82 84
Doheny A.C. 0 80 80
St. Nicholas A.C. 0 72 72
Liscarroll A.C. 2 50 52
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 0 50 50
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 0 49 49
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 0 48 48
Courcey A.C. 0 34 34
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 0 29 29
Ballincollig A.C. 0 24 24
Bantry A.C. 0 12 12
Millstreet A.C. 0 12 12
Skibbereen A.C. 0 8 8
Abbey Striders A.C. 0 4 4
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 2 2
Tracton A.C. 0 2 2
Ballintotis Fit4Life 0 1 1
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 0 1 1
Cork Varsity A.C. 1 0 1
Mallow A.C. 1 0 1
Rising Sun A.C. 0 1 1
Overall Total 32 2472 2504


Senior/Master Registrations as at February 14th 2017


Leevale top the list, followed by Ballymore Cobh

Team nameMastersSeniorTotal
Leevale A.C. 90 71 161
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 127 14 141
Midleton A.C. 118 17 135
Youghal A.C. 107 18 125
Eagle A.C. 106 17 123
Mallow A.C. 115 8 123
Bandon A.C. 84 35 119
Togher A.C. 91 23 114
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 62 28 90
St. Nicholas A.C. 73 17 90
Aghada Running Club ARC 78 11 89
St. Finbarrs A.C. 64 15 79
Ballintotis Fit4Life 64 12 76
Bweeng Trail Blazers 49 11 60
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 54 5 59
Watergrasshill A.C. 49 9 58
Tracton A.C. 48 6 54
Carrigtwohill 34 19 53
St. Catherine's A.C. 38 13 51
West Muskerry A.C. 37 8 45
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 29 6 35
Galtee Runners A.C. 28 7 35
Donoughmore A.C. 28 1 29
Buttevant R.C. 19 8 27
Bantry A.C. 20 6 26
Belgooly A.C. 22 2 24
North Cork A.C. 19 5 24
East Cork A.C. 13 8 21
Rising Sun A.C. 21 0 21
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 13 6 19
Ballincollig A.C. 17 1 18
Liscarroll A.C. 15 3 18
Skibbereen A.C. 12 3 15
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 8 2 10
Clonakilty Road Runners 10 0 10
Cork Varsity A.C. 0 9 9
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 9 0 9
Courcey A.C. 8 0 8
Doheny A.C. 7 1 8
Abbey Striders A.C. 4 3 7
Old Abbey A.C. 6 1 7
Cork Mental Health A.C. 0 2 2
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 1 0 1
Millstreet A.C. 1 0 1
Shandrum A.C. 1 0 1
Overall Total  1799



Masters Registration Breakdown

M1 35-39 439
M2 40-44 527
M3 45-49 397
M4 50-54 212
M5 55-59 111
M6 60-64 55
M7 65-69 24
M8 70-74 22
M9 75-79 5
M10 80+ 7

John Cussen - A Tribute

Tribute to John Cussen

John Cussen went to his eternal reward on Friday 10th February, just weeks before the 65th anniversary of the founding of Old Abbey AC, of which he was one of the key founding members. The club was founded on 29th February 1952.


At the time of his death, John was President of Old Abbey AC.  He was the club's first Chairman and, during his 65 years with Old Abbey, had always filled an admin position with the club - never being without a role.

John's athletic prowess was primarily in the High Jump, a tradition and passion he passed down to his grandchildren.  After retiring from active participation in athletics, John devoted his energies to providing "unbelieveable support for athletes".  He was described, by Old Abbey coach John Cronin, as "always looking out for Old Abbey", and being "always focussed on the athletes". He was a "gentle giant" and the "main 'go-to' man".  John described him as "mad about local sports".

Jimmy Murray, Rising Sun AC, and a former member of Old Abbey AC, reiterated John Cronin's sentiments, saying that he was a "great man for the parish, being involved in fundraising for many parish and charity activities.  In addition to athletics, he also had a passion for Road Bowling.

Ar dheis de go raibh a anam.


Funeral Arrangements


Cussen (Waterfall, Cork): On February 10th 2017, unexpectedly at home, JOHN (President of Old Abbey, A.C.)beloved husband of the late Joan and loving father of Anne, Eddie, Michael, John, Pat, Mary, Paula, Josephine, Breda, Martin, Gretta, Brendan and Kathleen. Sadly missed by his loving family, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters-in-law Sheila and Pat, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Lying in repose at the Wilton Funeral Home, Sarsfield Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd. from Monday, Removal at 7pm (same day) to the Church of the Most Holy Heart of Mary, Goggin’s Hill. Requiem Mass at 11am on Tuesday. Funeral afterwards to adjoining cemetery.

Phil Healy Named on Irish Team for European Indoors

Bandon AC's Phil Healy Selected for Irish Team at European Indoor Championships

Belgrade, Serbia
Friday March 3rd - Sunday March 5th


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Phil Healy - Photo:


Bandon AC's Phil Healy, fresh from a week in which she set several PBs, has been selected, in both the Womens 60m and Womens 400m, for the Irish team in Belgrade. On Wednesday last, at the AIT International Grand Prix, Phil set a PB in the 60m heats, and again in the final, with 7.31 sec, just 0.01 sec outside the National record. Her outstanding form continued on Sunday, in Abbotstown, where she claimed the National Indoor 400m Title, in another PB of 53.49 sec


11-Strong Irish Team Selected for European Indoors

Athletics Ireland Press Release - Feidhlim Kelly

An 11-strong Irish team has been selected for the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on March 3rd-5th.

This will be the first phase of the next four year Olympic cycle in Tokyo 2020 and European outdoor 1500m bronze medallist Ciara Mageean is one of the leading names on the team. The UCD athlete will be looking for another strong showing in Belgrade. She will be joined by fellow Rio Olympian Kerry O’Flaherty. The Newcastle athlete competed at the Rio Olympics in the 3,000m steeplechase.  

Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers) is currently ranked 10th on the European indoor list in the 400m and will be looking to take it round by round in the two lap event.

17-year-old Ciara Neville (Emerald) makes her first major senior championship and should provide an excellent platform to gain some experience against Europe’s best athletes.

Amy Foster (City of Lisburn) will also compete in the 60m and Phil Healy (Bandon) is entered in the short sprint but the emphasis will be on the 400m where she won the Irish Life Health national senior indoor title on Sunday. Sinead Denny (DSD) is also in the 400m and made the semi-finals of the European outdoors last summer.

John Travers (Donore Harriers) is in the 1500m and he will be aiming to replicate his performance from the last edition in Prague by making the final.

Zak Curran (DSD) and Tomas Cotter (Dunleer) make their European Indoor debuts in the 800m and 3,000m respectively.

Ben Reynolds (North Down) is an experienced indoor international campaigner and

The team is headed by Patsy McGonagle as team manager. The Finn Valley man is vastly experienced having been team manager at four Olympic Games and he is excited as the next Olympic cycle begins.

McGonagle said “This is the first step out into the next Olympic cycle having acquitted ourselves extremely well in Rio. We will be building from that and we look forward to the year ahead. This will be the highlight of the indoor season at elite level.”  


European ranking list

Irish Team:

Phil Healy (Bandon) 60m, 400m

Ciara Neville (Emerald) 60m

Amy Foster (City of Lisburn) 60m

Sinead Denny (DSD) 400m

Ciara Mageean (UCD) 1500m

Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle) 1500m

Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers) 400m

Zak Curran (DSD) 800m

John Travers (Donore Harriers) 1500m

Tomas Cotter (Dunleer) 3,000m

Ben Reynolds (North Down) 60m hurdles

Team manager: Patsy McGonagle

Phil Healy Runs 400m European Indoor Standard

Phil Healy runs European Indoor 400m Qualification Time at National Indoor Championships - Day 2

Abbotstown, Dublin

Sunday February 19th 2017


 Phil Healy Southern Star


Phil Healy (Bandon AC) won today's National Indoor 400m Championships, at the new National Indoor Arena, in Abbotstown, Dublin, with a PB of 53.49 sec.  This was inside the qualification standard set for next month's European Indoor Championships, at the Kombank Arena, Belgrade, Serbia, from March 3rd to 5th next.

Phil Healy's IAAF Profile



Phil Healy wins a classic 400m and bags the European indoor standard


Phil Healy Phil Healy on that incredible win and European Indoor Standard @Irishlifehealth


Phil has already made the European Indoor qualification time for the 60m, running 7.40sec, set in Round 1 of the Athletics Ireland National Leagues, in January.

Highlight of yesterday's action was Leevale AC's Alex Wright's 5k Race Walk Record of 18:50.70  Other notable Cork performances were; Silver in the Womens 3,000m for Michelle Finn (Leevale), in 9:12.61, with Silver in the Womens 60m for Joan Healy (Bandon), in 7.45 sec, and, in the Mens events, Silver for 2. David Tierney (Leevale), with a throw 14.85m.  

There were two Bronze medals for Cork athletes; In the Womens Pole Vault Emma Coffey (Carraig na Bfhear), with a jump of 3.20m and, in the Mens 400m, Brandon Arrey (Blarney/Inniscara), in 48.03 sec




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Travers pips Robinson in exciting championships

John Travers (Donore Harriers) thrilling sprint finish with Paul Robinson (St Coca's) to win the 1500m embodied a competitive and exciting Irish Life Health National Indoor Championships at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena.

The weekend was full of drama and excitement in an arena that fit the bill for both athletes and spectators alike.   

John Travers pounced in the final meters to win the men's 1500m in 3:50.44 to Robinson's 3:50.55 with Cillian Kirwan (Raheny Shamrock) getting up for bronze in 3:54.65. European Indoor bound Kerry O'Flaherty (Newcastle) was a comfortable winner in the women's 1500m in 4:20.86.

Ciara Neville (Emerald) added the senior women's 60 title to her junior crown in an even closer finish. The Castletroy schoolgirl recovered to win in a photo finish in 7.43 seconds from Bandon’s Joan Healy and Molly Scott (SLOT) who were both given the same time of 7.45. Healy was given the nod for second ahead of Scott after an official review.

Womens 400m: Phil Healy (Bandon) narrowly missed out on the national 60m record at the Athlone International last Wednesday finishing third in 7.31 seconds but had the satisfaction of winning the women’s 400m final ahead of Sinead Denny (DSD) in a European indoor qualifying time of 53.49 seconds. Denny also dipped under the standard (53.75) in 53.74.  

Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers) won the men’s 400m in 46.59 holding off his new clubmate Luke Lennon-Ford who is currently in the process of being cleared to compete for Ireland. Lennon-Ford, second in 47.05.

Leon Reid (Menapians), also looking to compete for Ireland, chalked up an impressive sprint double winning the 60m in 6.74 seconds and the 200m in 21.08.   
Sharlene Mawdsley (Newport) followed up her junior 200m record (23.85) in the heats by edging Sarah Carthy (Mid Sutton), who won gold in the long jump with 6.03m, in 24.04 to 24.06.

Kieran Kelly (Raheny Shamrock) won his first national title in the men's 800m 1:56.00 in a blistering last 200m while Fiona Kehoe (Kilmore) won a fascinating tussle in the women's 800m in 2:08.17.

Ben Reynolds (North Down), another set for the European Indoors in Belgrade March 3-5, was a classy winner of the men's 60m hurdles in 7.83 seconds while Adam McMullen (Crusaders) won his sixth successive long jump title with a best of 7.59m. Elizabeth Morland (Cushinstown) won the women's 60m hurdles in 8.50 seconds.

Ellen McCartney (City of Lisburn) won the women's pole vault on countback with 3.40m while John Kelly (Finn Valley) won the men's shot put with a best of 17.02m.

In the first race of the day Eoin Everard (Kilkenny City Harriers) successfully defended his 3,000m title in 8:19.69. Saragh Buggy (St Abban's) won her second national indoor triple jump title with 12.86m and Ryan Carthy Walshe (Adamstown) cleared 2.00m to win the men's high jump on countback. Yesterday Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley) equalled Deirdre Ryan's national junior record to win the women's high jump with 1.81m.


Irish Life Health National Indoor Championships, Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown  



60m 1. Ciara Neville (Emerald) 7.43, 2. Joan Healy (Bandon) 7.45, 3. Molly Scott (SLOT) 7.45

200m 1. Sharlene Mawdsley (Newport) 24.04, 2. Sarah McCarthy (Mid Sutton) 24.06, 3. Cliodhna Manning (Kilkenny City Harriers) 24.44

400m 1. Phil Healy (Bandon) 53.49, 2. Sinead Denny (DSD) 53.74, 3. Mandy Gault (Lagan Valley) 55.06

800m 1. Fiona Kehoe (Kilmore) 2:08.17, 2. Alanna Lally (UCD) 2:08.37, 3. Erin McIlveen (City of Lisburn) 2:08.59

1500m 1. Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle) 4:20.86, 2. Ellie Hartnett (UCD) 4:25.71, 3. Nadia Power (Templeogue) 4:31.11

3,000m 1. Ciara Mageean (UCD) 9:08.83, 2. Michelle Finn (Leevale) 9:12.61, 3. Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) 9:15.58

60m Hurdles 1. Elizabeth Morland (Cushinstown) 8.50, 2. Catherine McManus (Dublin City Harriers) 8.55, 3. Lilly-Ann O’Hora (Dooneen) 8.67     

3,000m Race Walk 1. Kate Veale (West Waterford) 14:03.90, 2. Emma Prendiville (Farranfore Maine Valley) 14:06.54, 3. Maeve Curley (Craughwell) 14:18.26

Long Jump 1. Sarah McCarthy (Mid Sutton) 6.03m, 2. Ruby Millet (St Abban’s) 5.69m, 3. Aoibheann O’Brien (Tralee Harriers) 5.57m

Triple Jump 1. Saragh Buggy (St Abban’s) 12.86m, 2. Lynda Ngankam (Donore Harriers) 11.27m, 3. Solange Diogo (Galway City Harriers) 11.24m

High Jump 1. Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley) 1.81m, 2. Emily Rogers (St Peter’s) 1.75m, 3. Grace O’Rourke (DSD) 1.70m

Pole Vault 1. Ellen McCartney (City of Lisburn) 3.40m, 2. Claire Wilkinson (Ballymena & Antrim) 3.40, 3. Emma Coffey (Carraig na Bfhear) 3.20m

Shot Put 1. Michaela Walsh (Swinford) 14.95m, 2. Alana Frattaroli (Limerick) 13.29m, 3. Fiona Moloney (Dooneen) 12.76m


60m 1. Leon Reid (Menapians) 6.74, 2. Eoin Doherty (Tallaght) 6.81, 3. Dean Adams (Ballymena & Antrim) 6.87

200m 1. Leon Reid (Menapians) 21.08, 2. David McDonald (Menapians) 21.51, 3. Eanna Madden (Carrick on Shannon) 21.66

400m 1. Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers) 46.59, 2. Luke Lennon-Ford (Clonliffe Harriers) 47.05, 3. Brandon Arrey (Blareny/Inniscara) 48.03

800m 1. Kieran Kelly (Raheny Shamrock) 1:56.00, 2. Kevin McGrath (Bohermeen) 1:56.22, 3. Niall Tuohy (Ferrybank) 1:56.53

1500m 1. John Travers (Donore Harriers) 3:50.44, 2. Paul Robinson (St Coca’s) 3:50.55, 3. Cillian Kirwan (Raheny Shamrock) 3:54.65

3,000m  1. Eoin Everard (Kilkenny City Harriers) 8:19.69, 2. William Maunsell (Clonmel) 8:22.46, 3. Rory Chesser (Ennis Track) 8:23.34

60m Hurdles 1. Ben Reynolds (North Down) 7.83, 2. Gerard O’Donnell (Carrick on Shannon) 7.94, 3. Shane Aston (Trim) 8.32

5,000m Race Walk 1. Alex Wright (Leevale) 18:50.70, 2. Cian McManamon (Westport)20:06.21, 3. Brendan Boyce (Letterkenny) 20:09.28

Long Jump 1. Adam McMullen (Crusaders) 7.59m, 2. Keith Marks (Clonliffe Harriers) 7.05m, 3. Ben Fisher (City of Lisburn) 6.96m

Triple Jump 1. Antony Daffurn (St Ronan’s) 14.83m, 2. Jordan Hoang (Tullamore Harriers) 14.79m, 3. Niall Counihan (Clonliffe Harriers) 14.25m

High Jump 1. Ryan Carthy Walshe (Adamstown) 2.00m, 2. Dion Ryan (Waterford) 2.00m, 3. Adam Hill (City of Lisburn) 1.85m

Pole Vault 1. Thomas Houlihan (West Waterford) 4.55m, 2. Peter Glass (unattached) 4.55m, 3. Conor Bermingham (Raheny Shamrock) 4.30m

Shot Put 1. John Kelly (Finn Valley) 17.02m, 2. David Tierney (Leevale) 14.85, 3. Gavin McLaughlin (Finn Valley) 14.78m


Pat Walsh Honoured with Cork City Sports Lifetime Achievement Award 2016

Cork City Sports Honour Pat Walsh with Lifetime Achievement Award


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Cork City Sports Lifetime Achievement Award 2016


Pat Walsh (Cork Athletics, Cork City Sports and Skibbereen AC), has been honoured by Cork City Sports, for his lifetime contribution to athletics, across a wide spectrum, with the award of the first ever Cork City Sports Lifetime Achievement Award.


Cork City Sports Frank Walley, President Cork City Sports, read the citation at the awards function, "Today we honour one of these stalwarts of the sport, who work tiredlessly behind the scenes, unnoticed by many, but who contribute enormously to the development of athletics.

Today we honour Pat Walsh for his twenty six years service to Cork Athletics. We look back, in honour, at Pat's involvement in athletics"

Frank went on to outline some of Pat's considerable contribution; Pat first became involved in Schools athletics in the 1970's, competing in the Munster Colleges 200m. He was a regular competitor at the many local sports meets, held throughout west Cork, during that period. Following this, he ran cross-country for UCC, and became the west Cork Divisional 1500m Champion, beating renowned athletes, such as Sean and Paul Harte. Pat ran six marathons in all, culminating with a lifetime best of 2:56. 

Pat became involved in the administration of athletics, initially holding the office of Vice-Chairman of BLE (precursor of Athletics Ireland). In 1987 he was elected Treasurer of the County Board, a position he held until 2016.  (He has stepped only very slightly, currently holding the office of Assistant Treasurer).  

Pat has been the main driving force behind the Cork Athletics Mini-Marathon, having first been appointed to the organising committee in 1989.  He was also a prime mover in both the purchase and development of Cork Athletic's grounds, at Slieveroe, Riverstick, and also, as a member of the CIT Track Management Committee, the development of the spectator stand, administration building and indoor warm-up area at the CIT track.  He is also Chief Judge, in charge of the Finish Line Officials at Cork City International Sports meet.

"Pat is a well deserving recipient of the Cork City Sports Lifetime Achievement Award for his huge contribution to athletics over so many years. It now gives me great pleasure to present Pat with this prestigious award."


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Pat Walsh accepting Cork City Sports Lifetime Achievement Award Pat Walsh Cork City Sports Lifetime Achievement Award and Rob Heffernan Atletics Person of the Year 2016
Pat Walsh speaking after accepting his Cork City Sports Lifetime Achievement award

Magnificent Duo:

Rob Heffernan, Cork City Sports Cork Athletics Person of the Year and Pat Walsh, recipent of Cork City Sports Lifetime Achievement Award


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Video of Presentation of Pat Walsh's Lifetime Achievement Award


The Cork City Sports Lifetime Achievement Award was presented at a function to honour the twelve monthly Cork City Sports Athletes of the Month and to announce the Cork City Sports Cork Athletics Person of the Year

Rob Heffernan was awarded Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Year for 2016, at a function in the River Lee hotel, on Friday February 18th 2017.

Registered Cork Athletics Road Races - Weekend Sunday Feb 19thd 2017

Cork Athletics - Registered Road Races week ending Sun Feb 19th 2017


Event details, including Race location map, route map, course elevation for this weekend's Road Races in Cork

Two races this Sunday, both on Sunday Morning. At 9:30am, we have the third in the popuar five race monthly Cloyne Commons 4k Series, at 09:30am, while 90 minutes later (....enought time to make it, having done Cloyne!!), at 11:00am, Eaglel AC's 29th Annual Carrigaline 5 takes place

Cloyne Commons Race 4 Flyer 2017 Carrigaline 5 mile road race flyer 2017


Sunday Feb 19th 09:30


Sunday Feb 19th 11:00



Event Details


Registered Cork Athletics Events Week Ending Sun February 19th 2017

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Week Ending Sunday February 19th 2017



Registered Events Week Ending Sun Feb 19th 2017


Wed Feb 15th, 18:30, Athlone IT  - AIT Indoor Grand Prix

Thurs Feb 16th, 13:00pm , Tramore Valley Park  - Irish Life Health Munster Schools Cross-Country Championship 2017

Sat Feb 18th, 12:00pm, Abbotstown, Dublin - Athletics Ireland National Senior Indoor Championships 2017 - Day 1

Sun Feb 19th, 09:30am, Cloyne  - Cloyne Commons 4k Road Race Series - Race 4 2016/17

Sun Feb 19th, 11:00am, Carrigaline  - Eagle AC Tommy Ryan Memorial Carrigaline 5 Mile Road Race

Sun Feb 19th, 12:00pm, Abbotstown, Dublin - Athletics Ireland National Senior Indoor Championships 2017 - Day 2

Cork Results from National Masters and Juvenile B Cross-Country-Championships 2017

Outstanding Day for Cork at Irish Life Health National Masters and Juvenile B Cross-Country Championships 2017

Waterford IT

Sunday January 12th 2017


Michael Harty National Masters M35 Champion 2017
Michael Harty (Cork and East Cork AC) National Masters Champion 2017
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National Masters Cross-Country-Championships

Michael Harty Georgina Drumm National Masters M35 Champion 2017
National Masters Champion 2017, Michael Harty with Athletics Ireland President, Georgina Drumm



Athletics Ireland Masters Men 35-64 Results 2017

Athletics Ireland Masters Women & Masters Men O65 Results 2017

  Under 11 Girls    Under 13 Girls    Under 15 Girls    Under 17 Girls 
  Under 11 Boys    Under 13 Boys   Under 15 Boys    Under 17 Boys



Michael Harty, representing Cork, along with his club, East Cork AC, romped to victory at today's National Masters Cross-Country Championships, at Waterford IT's Carriganore Campus, leading Cork's M35 Team to National Gold, and East Cork AC to Team Bronze.  Michael's winning margin was considerable.

Leevale AC's Tim Twomey also featured highly, taking the Silver Medal.  The other four scorers on the Cork Team were: Michael Herlihy (North Cork AC), Kenneth Kelleher (East Cork AC), Paul Moloney (Mallow AC) and Michael Harrington (Bantry AC)


Cork Athletics Masters M35 Cross Country Team 2017

Cork Masters Men M35 Team, with Bill Allen and Paddy Buckley


Carmel Crowley (Bandon AC), in eight place, led Cork to the Women's F35 Title, with Sinead Kevaney (Midleton AC), 11th, followed by Ruth Millerick (Youghal AC) in thirteenth place, with her clubmate, Evelyn Cashman in twenty second place.


Ruth and Evelyn led Youghal AC to the F35 Women's Title, with 135 points, just a single point ahead of Sli CualannAC on 136.  Hot favourites, Sportsworld AC, were third, with 145 points, while Mallow AC, with 145 points, were hot on their heels.


Cork's M50 Team took the Bronze Medals, however details are not yet to hand.

Other Individual Medal Placings

F45 Gold - Carmel Crowley, Bandon AC
F55 Bronze - Mary Sweeney, St Finbarr's AC
F60 Gold - Carmel Parnell, Leevale AC
F70 Gold - Kathleen O'Brien, St Catherine's AC

M65 Bronze - Bryan Parkinson, East Cork AC

Irish Life Health National Juvenile B Cross Country Championships 2017


U11 1. Lucy Lynch (Carraig na Bfhear), 2. Lucy Sheridan (Dunleer), 3. Kathryn Ryan (Killarney)

U13 1. Claragh Keane (DMP), 2. Niamh Carolan (North Leitrim), 3. Aoife McCormack (Dunboyne)

U15 1. Doireann ni Fhlatharta (Dunboyne), 2. Orla Reidy (St Coca’s), 3. Holly Brennan (Cilles AC)

U17 1. Isabelle Cummins (Ferrybank), 2. Maeve Dervin (Roscommon), 3. Lauren Murphy (Cilles)


U11 1. Alan McCutcheon (Dooneen), 2. Dara Sheedy (Bantry), 3. Cal Tutty (West Waterford)

U13 1. Callum McElhinney (Bantry), 2. Thomas Richards (St Coca’s), 3. Conn Willans (West Waterford)

U15 1. Tadgh Donnelly (Drogheda & District), Michael Morgan (Sligo), 3. Connor O’Neill (West Muskerry)

U17 1. Ben Carr (Finn Valley), 2. Cian McDonald (Ballyroan Abbeyleix), 3. David O’Carroll (Gowran)


Athletics Ireland Press Release - Feidhlim Kelly

Ryan and Harty Deliver Masterclass in Waterford

Rosemary Ryan (Dooneen) and Michael Harty (East Cork) delivered master class performances at the Irish Life Health National Masters Cross Country Championships in Waterford IT today which also incorporated the National Juvenile B Championships.

Elsewhere this weekend Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) was fifth in the Barcelona half marathon in 71:35 while Saragh Buggy (St Abban's) set a personal of 13.08m for second place in the triple jump at the British Indoor trials for second on the Irish all-time list.

Sinead Denny (DSD) ran 53.73 over 400m to run a European Indoor qualifying time while her clubmate Siofra Cleirigh Buttner continued her fine form in the States winning a mile in Staten Island, New York in 4:33.16.

Masters and Juveniles report and results

Ryan and Harty deliver Master class

Rosemary Ryan (Dooneen) and Michael Harty (East Cork) had the glory of being first across the line in the Irish Life Health Masters Cross Country Championships in Waterford IT today which also hosted the Juvenile B Championships.

Harty dominated over 7,000m with a winning time of 23:24 to take the O35 title proving his stint of altitude training in Iten, Kenya was a successful one.

Rosemary Ryan, who represented Ireland over 5,000m in the Sydney 2000 Olympics, rolled back the years to win the women’s 4,000m race in 14:51 and with it the O40 title. Sara Doohan (Corran) was first O35 and second across the line with Barbara Cleary (Donore Harriers) third past the post overall and second O40.

Carmel Crowley (Bandon) finished eighth overall and first O45 – one place and four seconds ahead of Tullamore Harriers’ Pauline Curley. Niamh O’Sullivan (An Riocht), Anne Sullivan (DMP) and Carmel Parnell (Leevale) showed their class in winning their respective O50, O55 and O60 categories.

Youghal AC pipped Sli Cualann by a single point in the women’s O35 team battle with Sportsworld a close third. Cork finished best of the counties. In the women’s O50 age group, DSD came out on top, beating An Riocht and Mayo AC.

Back to the men and it was An Riocht’s Tim O’Connor second across the line and first O40 with Tim Twomey of Leevale third over the line. Ian Conroy led Raheny Shamrock to M35 team victory finishing fourth overall. Raheny also won the O50 title with Damian Martin leading them home.

Peter Mathews (DSD) was first O45 in 24:15 and 8th overall. Winning the M50 title was pre-race favourite Pauric McKinney (Inishowen) as was JJ Murphy of Tinryland in the O65 categord with Galway’s Martin McEvilly second and Jim Patterson of Newcastle  and District third and first M70.

Pauric McKinney (Inishowen) O50 24:56 – 15th overall


Juveniles star early on

Lucy Lynch (Carraig na Bhfear) and Alan McCutcheon (Dooneen) won the first races of the day in the U11 age group. Claragh Keane (DMP) and Callum McElhinney (Bantry) won the U13 races - McElhinney is the younger brother of Darragh who recently set an Irish youth 3,000m record.
Doireann ni Fhlatharta (Dunboyne) and Tadgh Donnelly (Drogheda & District) were top of the pile in the U15 races with Isabelle Cummins (Ferrybank) and Ben Carr (Finn Valley) coming out on top in the U17 ranks.


Results - Irish Life Health National Masters Cross Country, Waterford IT


O35 1 Sara Doohan (Corran), 2. Lorraine Bolster (Mallow), 3 Pamela Howard (Drogheda and District)

O40 1 Rosemary Ryan (Dooneen), 2 Barbara Cleary (Donore, W40),3. Maria McCarthy (Farranfore Maine Valley, W40) 15.24, 6 Karen Costello (Dunleer, W40) 15.41, 7 Adele Walsh (St Senan’s, W40) 15.47, 8

O45  1 Carmel Crowley (Bandon), 2 Pauline Curley (Tullamore Hrs), 3 Donna Mahon (Rathfarnham WSAF).

O50  1 Niamh O’Sullivan (An Riocht), 2 Joan Ennis (Grange Fermoy), 3 Bridie Trearty (Cranford)

O55  1 Ann Sullivan (DMP), 2 Linda Finnegan (DSD), 3 Mary Sweeney (St Finbarr’s)

O60  1 Carmel Parnell (Leevale), 2 Christine Kennedy (GCH), 3 Pauline Moran (Mayo AC).

O65  1 Margaret Glavey (Mayo AC), 2 Joan Coyle (DSD), 3 Eileen Kenny (Mullingar Hrs).

O70 1. Kathleen O’Brien (St Catherine’s)


Womens Club Teams  

O35  1 Youghal AC, 2 Sli Cualann, 3 Sportsworld

 W50  1 DSD, 2 An Riocht, 3 Mayo AC

Womens County Teams

O35 1 Cork, 2 Dublin, 3 Louth  

O50  1 Cork, 2 Dublin, 3 Kerry



O35 1 Michael Harty (East Cork), 2. Tim Twomey (Leevale), 3. Ian Conroy (Raheny Shamrock)

O40  1 Tim O’Connor (An Riocht), 2. 2 Craig Brennan (North Sligo) , 3 Eamon McAndrew (North Sligo)

O45  1. Peter Mathews DSD, M45), 2. Shane O’Neill (Rathfarnham WSAF), 3 Eamon White (North Belfast Hrs).

O50 1.  Pauric McKinney (Inishowen), 2 Mark Gleeson (Nenagh Olympic), 3 Neil Carty ( North Belfast Hrs).

O55 1.  Mick Byrne (Sli Cualann), 2. Dave Clarke (North Belfast Hrs), 3 Ger Moloney (St Paul’s).

O60 1.  Martin McDonald (Ballyroan, Abbeyleix), 2 Paul Elliott (u/a), 3 Neilus Aherne (Midleton).

O65 1 JJ Murphy (Tinryland), 2 Martin McEvilly (GCH), 3 Bryan Parkinson (East Cork)

O70 1 Jim Patterson (Newcastle and Dist), 2 Seamus McMullin (Mullingar Hrs), 3 Richard Mullins (St Abban’s)


Club Teams

M35 1 Raheny Shamrock, 2 North Sligo AC, 3 East Cork

M50 1 Raheny Shamrock, 2 Tullamore Harriers, 3 United Striders


County Teams

M35: 1 Cork, 2 Dublin, 3 Antrim

M50  1 Dublin, 2 Offaly, 3 Cork

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