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Fionnuala McCormack Wins Cross Internacional de la Constitución Alcobendas 2016

35th Cross Internacional de la Constitución Alcobendas

 

Fionnuala McCormack Alcobendas 2016 Photo ANOC

McCormack and Toroitich cruise to Alcobendas victories

McCormack in a class of her own

Held before the men’s race, the women’s 8060m event saw a magnificent display of determination by McCormack, the 2011 & 2012 European cross country champion.

The 32-year-old kicked off quietly, running comfortably at Ethiopian Etenesh Diro’s shoulder for the first half of the race. Shortly after the 2000m mark McCormack and Diro were already a class apart, with only Spanish champion Trihas Gebre, running five seconds behind still maintaining contact.

But the in-form Irishwoman broke away with incredible ease some 14 minutes into the race and from then offered a brave solo effort to the delight of the large crowd assembled. Even with her win secured before the final lap, McCormack maintained top gear to cruise to a 38-second victory, 200 metres ahead of the Ethiopian. Gebre was third another 25 seconds back.

McCormack produced fourth, sixth and fourth place finished respectively at the European championships after her back-to-back victories, and is eager to return to the continental podium in the Italian city of Chia in two weeks’ time.

“Wow, it was a very tough race because of the muddy circuit,” McCormack said. “Sometimes it wasn’t easy to know how close or far the others were so I just decided to run as quickly as possible.”

When asked about how her pre-championships form compares with that of 2012, McCormack was cautious.

“That was long ago so I don’t remember now exactly, but I feel OK now and look forward to fighting in Chia.”

McCormack confirmed that she’ll likely not compete on the track indoors in 2017, choosing to prepare instead for a spring marathon. McCormack clocked a lifetime marathon best of 2:31:22 at the Rio 2016 Olympics, finishing 20th.

Uganda’s Timothy Toroitich and Fionnuala McCormack of Ireland captured convincing victories at the 35th Cross Internacional de la Constitución, the second leg of 2016-17 IAAF Cross Country Permit series, on Sunday (27).

Toroitich’s victory was his second of the season and his fourth consecutive podium finish at this event in the outskirts of Madrid while McCormack dominated the women’s contest, winning by 38 seconds.

The men’s 10,060m event featured a breakaway group of five by the second kilometre consisiting of Toroitich, Eritreans Aron and Goitom Kifle, Bahrain’s El Hassan El Abbassi and Kenyan Jairus Birech. It was Toroitich who controlled the early going with Aron Kifle running closest.

Shortly after the third kilometre the Ugandan built a small lead but Kifle and Birech met the challenge and rejoined the leader.

The following 2300-metre loop, covered in 6:58 by the leading trio, didn’t offer any dramatic changes. My the midway point, El Abbassi and Goitom Kifle ran in solitude six and nine seconds behind while Spain’s Ayad Lamdassem and Italy’s Yemanem Crippa fiercely battled to be first European home.

Some 16 minutes into the race Birech could no longer match Toroitich’s rhythm turning the race into a two-horse battle just as a rain began to fall. Much as had been the case last weekend in Soria, Toroitich’s relentless pace reaped dividends by the seventh kilometre when he dropped Kifle.

By the bell (7:01 for the penultimate circuit), the Ugandan led Kifle by eight seconds, who in turn was three seconds ahead of Birech. Crippa was running sixth as the top European, 37 seconds adrift with Lamdassem another four seconds back.

Facing a course mixed with rain and mud, the last lap proved to be especially tough for the competitors. Toroitich seemed unaffected, padding his lead throughout the closing stages to romp home in 30:52, nine seconds clear of the 19-year-old Eritrean. Birech completed a classy podium 14 seconds behind the victor.

With El Abbassi and Gotom Kifle securing the fourth and fifth spots, respectively, attention turned to the fight for sixth place, with Lamdassem prevailing over Crippa in the very last metre, with both athletes credited with the same time of 31:43.

“I had already competed here several times in the past and knew the circuit was tough but this year was even more difficult and there was a lot of mud and I sometimes found it difficult to remain upright,” said Toroitich, who’ll now return home to prepare for the Ugandan trials for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017.

“That’s an important campaign for me as the world cross country championships will take place in my country, although it’s still early days to know what kind of performance I can expect there.”

McCormack in a class of her own

Held before the men’s race, the women’s 8060m event saw a magnificent display of determination by McCormack, the 2011 & 2012 European cross country champion.

The 32-year-old kicked off quietly, running comfortably at Ethiopian Etenesh Diro’s shoulder for the first half of the race. Shortly after the 2000m mark McCormack and Diro were already a class apart, with only Spanish champion Trihas Gebre, running five seconds behind still maintaining contact.

But the in-form Irishwoman broke away with incredible ease some 14 minutes into the race and from then offered a brave solo effort to the delight of the large crowd assembled. Even with her win secured before the final lap, McCormack maintained top gear to cruise to a 38-second victory, 200 metres ahead of the Ethiopian. Gebre was third another 25 seconds back.

McCormack produced fourth, sixth and fourth place finished respectively at the European championships after her back-to-back victories, and is eager to return to the continental podium in the Italian city of Chia in two weeks’ time.

“Wow, it was a very tough race because of the muddy circuit,” McCormack said. “Sometimes it wasn’t easy to know how close or far the others were so I just decided to run as quickly as possible.”

When asked about how her pre-championships form compares with that of 2012, McCormack was cautious.

“That was long ago so I don’t remember now exactly, but I feel OK now and look forward to fighting in Chia.”

McCormack confirmed that she’ll likely not compete on the track indoors in 2017, choosing to prepare instead for a spring marathon. McCormack clocked a lifetime marathon best of 2:31:22 at the Rio 2016 Olympics, finishing 20th.

 

Report: Emeterio Valiente for the IAAF

Leading Results:

MEN (10,060m) -
1. Timothy Toroitich (UGA) 30:52
2. Aron Kifle (ERI) 31:01
3. Jairus Birech (KEN) 31:06
4. El Hassan El Abbassi (BRN) 31:14
5. Goitom Kifle (ERI) 31:36
6. Ayad Lamdassem (ESP) 31:43
7. Yemanem Crippa (ITA) 31:43
8. Sergio Sánchez (ESP) 31:57
9. Adel Mechaal (ESP) 32:03
10. Ayoub Mokhtar (ESP) 32:06

Women (8060m)
1. Fionnuala Mc Cormack (IRL) 28:18
2. Etenesh Diro (ETH) 28:56
3. Trihas Gebre (ESP) 29:21
4. Irene Sánchez (ESP) 29:53
5. Alessandra Aguilar (ESP) 30:11
6. Iris Fuentes Pila (ESP) 30:15
7. Azucena Díaz (ESP) 30:17
8. Veronica Inglese (ITA) 30:18
9. Ana Lozano(ESP) 30:26
10. Tania Carretero (ESP) 30:36


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Great Glenville Run Postponed - Nov 2016

Today's Great Glenville Run Postponed

Sunday Nov 27th

Great Glenville Run 2016 Postponed min

 

This morning's Athletics Ireland registered Great Glenville Run, organised and hosted by Watergrasshill AC, in conjunction with Glenville GAA Club has been postponed until a later date, due to unsafe icy conditions on the race route.



The Great Glenville Run Event Page

 

Watergrasshill AC website
Watergrasshill AC Facebook page
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Alex O'Shea Runs in IAU World 100k

Alex O'Shea Represents Ireland in IAU World 100k Championship

Los Alcazares, Murcia, Spain

Sunday November 27th 2016

 

Alex O Shea IAU World 100k Championship 2016 min

 

St Finbarr's AC athlete, Alex O'Shea represents Ireland in tomorrow's IAU World 100k Championships, in Los Alcazares, Murcia, in southeastern Spain.  This is Alex's first time to don the Irish shirt.

 St Finbarrs Logo

 

Updates

50k
Rufus Photo (RSA) 3:44:10
David Gatebe (RSA) 3:44:57
Gift Kehele (RSA) 3:44:57
Bongmusa Mthembu (RSA) 3:44:58
Hideaki Yamauchi (JPN) 3:45:06

60k

Alex O'Shea 4:13:12 - 54th Place

70k

Alex O'Shea 5:01:04 - 51st Place

80k

Alex O'Shea 5:52:xx

90k
Alex O'Shea 6:40:xx

 

100k

Alex O'Shea finishes in 55th place, in a time of 7:37:15, a PB by approx. 11 minutes.

Mens Results

Womens Results

Alex O Shea IAU World 100k Championship 2016 Finish

Report - WMA World 100k Championship Facebook Page

Many congratulations to our new World Champion Hideaki Yamauchi (JPN) in 6:18:22, Silver Medallist Bongmusa Mthembu (RSA) 6:24:05 and taking bronze Patrick Reagan (USA) 6:35:42.


In women, the Gold medal goes to Kirstin Bull (AUS) in 7 34.25. In silver medal position is Nikolina Sustic in 7:36:09 and in bronze position Joasia Zakrzewski (GBR) 7:41:47.

 

Alex O Shea Norwegian Team IAU 100k 2016 min
Alex O'Shea with the Norwegian squad

 

IAU World 100k Championship Banner 2016 min

 

 

IAU World 100k Championship Flyer 2016 min

 

Event Facebook Page

 

Live Tracking

 

Course

The course consists of 10 x 10k laps on the streets of the town of Los Alcazares

IAU World 100k Championship Route 2016 min

 

Course Elevation Profile

At first glance the course appears to be somewhat challenging, however the elevation change ranges between approx. 1m and 7m, though the changes are quite sharp

Profile of MDT05 0956 H30 LIDAR exp min

UCC Launches Sports Law Clinic

Official Launch of UCC Sports Law Clinic

Pharmacy Building UCC

Wed November 23rd 2016

 UCC Sports Law Clinic Team 2016 min

Students from the UCC Sports Law Clinic, with Dr. Aisling Parkes (standing, on right) and Dr Seán Ó Conaill (standing, back row, on left), at the Sports Law Clinic launch, where the FAI Cup was on display.

Dr. Aisling Parkes is a member of Togher AC

 

Clinic Launch

UCC Sports Law Clinic was launched last night, at a special function in UCC. The Keynote Speaker, International Hockey player, Cliodhna Sergent outlined some of her experiences and how sports law might impact on such experiences.  Pat Lyons, from Cork City FC, outlined how the Sports Clinic had helped significantly in drafting policies and procedures for the club.

Among those at the launch were representatives and members from several Cork Athletics member clubs, along with Cork Athletics County Board Representatives.

 

Invitation

The Sports Law Clinic welcomes invitations to provide information from any individual, club or entity.

 

Aims of the Sports Law Clinic

The aims of the Sports Law Clinic are:

  •     To improve both the breadth and quality of information available on matters of law in the field of sport on a pro-bono basis
  •     To promote the making of adequate preparations by sporting clubs in legal matters as relating to the running of a club
  •     To provide students with practical experience of sports law and the running of a legal clinic.

 

Students manning the Sports Law Clinic will work on specific sports-related legal issues such as doping, governance, and disciplinary proceedings in a wide range of sports including rugby, athletics, soccer, GAA and boxing.

In particular, this module will address legal standards and professional ethics and will help raise awareness about minimum standards of regulation in the sports field. Students will work on actual cases and policy initiatives, and will benefit from guest seminars from a range of perspectives and disciplines. 

 

First of its Kind in the World

UCC Sports Law Clinic is the first of its kind in the world. It is an undergraduate student-led law clinic, which provides free legal information and direction to individuals and organisations on many sports-related matters. The Clinic will not only provide a much-needed pro bono (free) service of a confidential nature, both within UCC and the wider community, but it will also equip UCC Law students with unprecedented skills and experience by working directly with sports clients. The Clinic will investigate issues which may involve a consideration of legal standards and professional ethics, and it will host much needed information sessions aimed at raising awareness about minimum standards of regulation in the sports field.

The Clinic operates under the direct supervision of the Co-directors, Dr Aisling Parkes and Dr Seán Ó Conaill, lecturers based in the School of Law, UCC.

 

Relevant Links:

Twitter - @SportsLawUCC

Facebook - UCC Sports Law Clinic @uccsportslawclinic

Website - https://sportslawclinic.wordpress.com/

 

66th Cork City Sports International Meet 2017 Confirmed for Tuesday 18th July 2017

European Athletics Confirms Date for the 66th Cork City Sports International Meet 2017

CIT Track

Tuesday 18th JULY 2017

 

Cork City Sports 2017 min

 

Report from 65th Cork City Sports - 2016

 

The 66th Cork City Sports International Meet 2017 has been confirmed for Tuesday July 18th, following European Athletics recent event scheduling meeting.

CIT and UCC Compete in IUAA National Road Relay Championships 2016

Irish Universities Athletics Association (IUAA) Road Relay Championships 2016

South Campus, NUI, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Saturday November 19th 2016


Hosted by The National University of Ireland - Maynooth

 

CIT Munster Colleges Road Relay Champions 2016 min

Craig Harrington, representing CIT, accepts the Munster Universities Road Relay Championships trophy, earlier this month

 

IUAA Website

IUAA Road Relays Page

This is a one day Intervarsity Championship and is open to all IUAA members. The event is hosted by NUI-Maynooth Athletics Club in mid to late November each year.  A post competition dinner is held at which the trophies are presented. The function is normally held in the old dining hall.

The womens event is a four leg relay, over 1-2-2-1 miles, while the mens championship is a five leg relay, over 1-2-3-2-1 miles. Each college may enter multiple teams.

The race is held in the old part of the campus, and the course is on tree lined avenues, surrounded by old buildings.

 

Cork Representation

Cork athletes, from a wide range of clubs, represent CIT and UCC, at tomorrow's IUAA Road Relays. CIT and UCC normally compete in Athletics Ireland events as Cork Varsities AC, but, tomorrow, they compete separately, representing their respective Colleges.

Andrea Bickerdike (Leevale AC), Jessica Neville (Leevale AC), TJ Hogan (Cork Varsities AC), Craig Harrington (Leevale AC), Ruairi Myers (Carraig Na Bhfearr AC), Zach Harrington (Cork Varsities AC), Colm Dwane (Leevale AC), Stephen Holland (Bantry AC), Seamus Rainsford (Cork Varsities AC), Iain O'Dwyer, (Leevale AC), Daniel O'Mahony (Leevale AC), Daniel Mehigan (Mallow AC) and Sean Kennedy represent CIT, while Niamh Allen (Cork Varsities AC), Louise Shanahan (Leevale AC), Liam Hennessy (Togher AC), Evan Byrne (Togher AC) and John Durcan (Togher AC) feature on UCCs first team.

Other Cork Athletes represent other Colleges, such as University of Limerick (UL), Waterford IT (WIT), etc, however details are not available at this point in time.  Late note: Michelle Finn (Leevale AC) will be the star of the UL team tomorrow.

 

UCC Teams

Women
A Team:
Louise Shanahan (Leevale AC), Jessica Coyne (Dooneen AC), Niamh Allen (Cork Varsity AC), Orna Murray (Ferrybank AC)
    
B team:
Aoife Delargy (Templemore AC), Jess Bruton (Leevale AC), Carly Cooke (Cork Varsity AC), Faye Mansfield (Liscarroll AC)
    
C Team:
Fiona Kavanagh (An Riocht AC), Laura Sheehy, Laura Hallisey, Lia Fitzgerald    

D team:    
Niamh Doyle, Katie Wall, Hayley Macleod, Rachel Carey

 

Men
A Team:
David Kavanagh (Tralee Harriers AC), Nate Hayward, John Durcan (Togher AC), Evan Byrne (Togher AC), Liam Hennessy (Togher AC)
        
B Team:
John Neville (Leevale AC), Liam O'Connell (Iveragh AC), Alfie Davis (Leevale AC), Zack Anderson    (Cork Varsity AC), Gary O'Sullivan (West Muskerry AC)
        
C Team:
Liam Ryan, Alan Ryan, Luke Kelly, Ted O'Leary, David Coleman

 

Munster Intervarsities Road Relay Championships 2016

Five Cork Athletes on Irish Team for European Cross-Country Championships 2016

Cork Trio of Darragh McElhinney, Fearghal Curtin and Charlie O'Donovan Form Core of Irish Junior Mens Team

Chia, Italy

Sunday December 11th 2016

Darragh McElhinney Wins SIAB International 1500m 2016 Fearghal Curtin Charlie O Donovan Leevale AC
Darragh McElhinney (Bantry AC) Fearghal Curtin (Youghal AC), flanked by Paddy Buckley (Cork Athletics) and John Foley (CEO Athletics ireland) Charlie O'Donovan (Leevale A.C.)

 

Five Cork athletes have been selected on the Irish Teams for next month's European Cross-Country Championships, in Chia, Italy.  Three of the five, Darragh McElhinney (Bantry A.C.), Fearghal Curtain (Youghal A.C.) and Charlie O'Donovan (Leevale A.C.), form the core of the six-person Junior Mens team. Leevale AC's duo of Mark Hanrahan and Michelle Finn are the other two Cork representatives, on the Senior Mens and Senior Womens Teams respectively.

Mark Hanrahan Winner Ballycotton 5 2016 Michelle Finn National Road Relays 2015
Mark Hanrahan (Leevale A.C.)
Michelle Finn (Leevale A.C.)



The squad was announced earlier today, following yesterday's Athletics Ireland National Cross-Country Championships, in Abbotstown, Dublin.

 

Athletics Ireland Press release - Feidhlim Kelly

McCormack heads European Cross Country Selections

Fionnuala McCormack Atapuerca 2016s min

Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) heads the Irish team entries for the European Cross Country Championships in Chia, Italy on December 11th.

McCormack had a fine win yesterday at the IAAF permit meeting in Alcobendas, Spain yesterday, and she will be hoping to lead another strong women’s team which includes UCD’s European `1500m bronze medallist Ciara Mageean.

The team also includes European 3,000m steeplechase finalists Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle) and Michelle Finn (Leevale) who also competed at the Olympics in Rio. It is rounded out by An Riocht’s Shona Heaslip who won the Irish Life Health National Cross Country Championships yesterday which incorporated the trial.

The senior men’s team includes marathon specialists Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock) and Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders) who both competed in Rio. Mark Christie (Mullingar Harriers) won the trial yesterday and is no stranger to European competition.

Jack O’Leary (Mullingar Harriers) heads the junior entries and will be looking to build on his 23rd place finish from last year.

 

Irish Teams for European Cross Country Championships

Chia, Italy

Sun December 11th 2016

 

Senior Men

Mark Christie (Mullingar Harriers A.C.), Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock A.C.), Mark Hanrahan (Leevale A.C.), Liam Brady (Tullamore Harriers A.C.) Paul Pollock     (Annadale Striders A.C.), Kevin Dooney (Raheny Shamrock A.C.)         

   

Senior Women

Shona Heaslip (An Riocht A.C.), Kerry O'Flaherty (Newcastle & District A.C.), Ciara Mageean (U.C.D. A.C.), Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole A.C.), Laura Crowe (An Riocht A.C.), Michelle Finn (Leevale A.C.)

U23 Men

Karl Fitzmaurice (Ennis Track A.C.), Mitchell Byrne (Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C.)

U23 Women

Bethanie Murray (Dundrum South Dublin A.C.), Amy O'Donoghue (Emerald A.C.)            

Junior Men

Jack O’Leary (Mullingar Harriers A.C.), Peter Lynch (Kilkenny City Harriers A.C.), Darragh McElhinney (Bantry A.C.), Fearghal Curtain (Youghal A.C.), Barry Keane (Waterford A.C.), Charlie O'Donovan (Leevale A.C.)              

Junior Women

Sophie Murphy (Dundrum South Dublin A.C.), Amy Rose Farrell (Blackrock A.C.), Emma O'Brien (Inbhear Dee A.C./Sli Cualann), Carla Sweeney (W.S.A.F A.C.), Jodie McCann (Dundrum South Dublin A.C.), Aisling Joyce (Claremorris A.C.)

Athletics Ireland National Inter-Counties Inter-Club and Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships 2016

Clohisey and Mageean set for Abbotstown Cavalry Charge

Abbottstown, Dublin
11:30am, Sunday November 27th

 clohisey cross country piece 576 320 min

 

Cork Senior and Junior Team Selections for Irish Life Health National Cross Country Championships 2016

 

Athletics Ireland Press Release by Feidhlim Kelly

 

Timetable and Euro Cross-Country Selection Policy at End of Release

 

There is set to be a second stampede this coming Sunday (November 27) at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown for the Irish Life Health National Cross Country Championships.

Previews can provide the commentators curse especially with a long list of highly competitive athletes vying for individual, club and county glory as well as potential places on the Irish European Cross Country at stake.

 

Open Senior Races

Raheny Shamrock’s Mick Clohisey has been a dominant force domestically over cross country and he will be looking to stretch his reign while also guiding his club to their first team title. The women’s race will also be wide open with Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) forgoing the championships to race in Spain.

Mick Clohisey has been able to churn a gear and derail his opponents in what would be his fourth national title over the country. However, on the team front, he has been unable to steer Raheny Shamrock to their first elusive men’s team title. He will he hoping that will all change at the National Sports Campus where a strong squad includes Dooney brothers, Conor and Kevin, Mark Kirwan and Cillian O’Leary.

They dominated the Dublin Championships over their arch rivals Clonliffe Harriers who know how to peak for the big one. They won’t be relinquishing their crown without a fight and will have the consistency of Brian MacMahon, David Flynn and Sergiu Ciobanu leading the black and amber charge.

Munster champion Dara Chesser will be looking to score a surprise on three fronts – individually, for Ennis Track Club and his county Clare. Dublin will of course be heavy favourites for the county title but Clare have a team to be reckoned with.

 

Christie still has class

Mark Christie (Mullingar Harriers) oozes class and he has been reeling back the years winning the Autumn Open in Abbotstown along with winning the Leinster title against Tullamore Harriers’ Liam Brady.  

Among the other individuals looking to shine will be Rio Olympians Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders) and Kevin Seaward (St Malachy’s) along with Shane Quinn (Ferrybank) who has returned specifically for this race and a tilt at European selection.

The deep field also includes national 5,000m champion Conor Duffy (Glaslough Harriers), Ryan Creech (Leevale), John Travers (Donore Harriers), Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham), Mark Hanrahan (Leevale) and Jake O’Regan (St John's) who could be a surprise package.

 

Under 23 men

Kevin Kelly (St Coca’s), Karl Fitzmaurice (Ennis Track), Michael McCabe (Raheny Shamrock) and Michael Carey (Clonmel) will be some of the contenders for the men’s U23 crown.

Jack O’Leary (Mullingar Harriers) returns from Iona College to try and stamp his authority in the junior men’s race with the absence of Kevin Mulcaire (Ennis Track) and Pierre Murchan (DCH). Cathal Doyle (Clonliffe Harriers), James Edgar (City of Lisburn), Peter Lynch (Kilkenny City Harriers), Craig McMeechan (North Down), Darragh McElhinney (Bantry), Charlie O’Donovan (Leevale), Paul O’Donnell (DSD) and Barry Keane (Waterford)  are among the long list.

 

Mageean Looking to Continue Fine 2016 Form

Ciara Mageean (UCD) has had a fine 2016 winning bronze in the 1500m at the European Athletics Championships and running a swift 4:01 after the Rio Olympics in Paris. Mageean missed out in Santry last year but with another winter behind her, and cuter tactics, she will be a force to be reckoned with on Sunday over 8km.

She used her racing savvy at the Dublin championships sitting on Caroline Crowley’s (Crusaders) shoulder before surging over the last 600-800m.

Crowley was second Irish woman at the Autumn Open and there is another stellar cast of women set for the starting line with Rio Olympians Michelle Finn (Leevale) Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle), Breege Connolly (North Belfast Harriers) all on the entry list.

The depth is highlighted with Annmarie McGlynn, Caitriona Jennings (both Letterkenny) , Sarah McCormack (Clonliffe Harriers), Siobhan O’Doherty (Borrisokane) and Una Britton (Kilcoole) also listed.

Leevale will be keen to retain their title but Dundrum South Dublin have a strong team with Laura Shaugnessy, Maria McCambridge, Meghan Ryan, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Sarah Mulligan and Niamh Devlin. Letterkenny should also mount a strong challenge.

Heaslip and O'Donoghue head U23 women

Shona Heaslip (An Riocht) and Amy O’Donoghue (Emerald) are two of the leading U23 athletes looking to mix it.

 

DSD U18 and Junior Production Line Continues

DSD’s production line shows no signs of abating in the junior and u18s with Eimear Fitzpatrick, Sophie Murphy, Niamh Carey, Jodie McCann and Abby Taylor to name but a few of their strong stable. Blackrock’s Amy Rose Farrell (Blackrock) will be looking to feature in the junior and U18 race which will be mixed together as will Lauren Dermody (Castlecomber), Carla Sweeney (WSAF), Emma O’Brien (Sli Cualann) and Clare Rafter (Tullamore Harriers)

 

Let the Juveniles Shine

There will be a wealth of energy and talent on show in the U12, 14 and 16 age groups where some have already made their mark in school competition. Rather than identify individuals and put pressure on them we will report on all of their performances on Sunday evening.

It is a great achievement for them to make it to the All Ireland’s and run on the purpose built cross country course where hopefully they will stay on and watch the older athletes – opening their eyes to the broader horizon that awaits them.

It promises to be a fun-filled and action-packed day where club colours will be out in force. Abbotstown awaits.   

 

European Cross-Country Selection Policy

European Cross-Country Selection Policy

 

Junior Criteria

3.7 The first three(3) finishing athletes (male/female) at the Inter‐Clubs will gain automatic selection.

 

Under 23 Criteria

3.8 The first two(2) finishing athletes (male/female) at the Inter‐Clubs will gain automatic selection.

 

Senior Criteria

3.9 The first three(3) finishing athletes (male/female) at the Inter‐Clubs will gain automatic selection

 

National Inter-Counties Inter-Club and Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships Timetable 2016

EVENTDISTANCESTART TIME
GIRLS Under-12 2,000m 11:30
BOYS Under-12 2,000m 11:43
GIRLS Under-14 3,000m 11:55
BOYS Under-14 3,000m 12:10
GIRLS Under-16 4,000m 12:25
BOYS Under-16 4,000m 12:43
GIRLS Under-18 & JUNIOR WOMEN 4,000m 13:00
BOYS Under-18 & JUNIOR MEN 6,000m 13:20
SENIOR & Under-23 WOMEN 8,000m 13:45
SENIOR & Under-23 MEN 10,000m 14:25

Cork Athletics Autumn-Winter Technical Coaching Days - Day 4 2016

Cork Athletics Autumn-Winter Technical Coaching Days - Day 4

The fourth day of Cork Athletics autumn & early winter Coaching Series, will be held on Saturday next,  November 26th, in CIT

 England Athletics HCAN secondary hurdles Nov2014 300 L min

 

Day 1 Report - Sat Oct 15th

by Colette Kelly

Day one of Cork Athletics technical coaching days was held on Saturday October 15th. Twenty eight (28) athletes, from twelve different clubs across Cork City and county, were present, and a great days coaching was had, in pleasant Autumn sunshine.

This is the third year of the series, with many returning for their third consecutive year, and many new members joining for their first time.

A departure from the previous two years was the splitting of the throws coaching into advanced and beginners groups. This was a great success, but we are still looking for a coach to introduce the standard Javelin to beginners. We had one masters athlete in the Discus, and she was delighted with the days coaching, and felt she got huge benefit from the session. She would highly recommend it to any experienced or aspiring masters athlete.

Aim

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

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


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

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

Schedule

DayDateTimeVenue
Saturday October 15th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track
Saturday October 29th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track
Saturday November 12th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track
Saturday November 26th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track
Saturday December 10th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track

 

Minimum Age:

    Hurdles, Shot, High Jump - Born 2005, or earlier
        Javelin, Discus, Hammer  - Born 2004, or earlier

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

Events & Coaches

EventLevelCoachClub
Shot Advanced Dave Fratioli Limerick
Shot Beginner/Improver Eamonn O Ceallaigh Ballincollig AC
Hurdles   Colette Kelly Belgooly ACColet
High Jump   Martin O'Sullivan Liscarroll AC
Discus   Finbarr McCarthy Fanahan McSweeney AC
Javelin Advanced Tom Galvin North Cork AC
Javelin Beginner/Improver Coach sought  
Hammer   John Meagher Blarney-Inniscarra AC

 

In addition to the designated coaches, as per above, Cork Athletics welcomes other Technical Event Coaches and individuals who would like to become Technical Event Coaches.  If you would like to be involved, you need only turn up. If you are interested in coaching, or becoming a coach, please, if possible, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance.

Registration

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

Registration Cost:  €5 per athlete per  day

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

Club coaches and parents are welcome to come along and participate in the sessions.

 

Queries

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

Registered Cork Athletics Events Week Ending Sun Nov 27th 2016

Registered Events Week Ending Sunday November 27th 2016

 

Events Weekend Nov 27th min

This Week - Sports Law Launch, Coaching, Cross-Country and Road

Wed November 23rd, 7pm, LG 51, Pharmacy Building UCC - UCC Sports Law Clinic - Official Launch

Thurs November 24th, 6pm-7pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Weekly Middle Distance & Endurance Coaching Autumn 2016

Sat, November 26th, 14:00, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Sessions - Day 3

Sat, November 26th, 11:00, Blarney - Dónal Ahern Memorial 5km Run/Walk 2016

Sun, November 27th, 11:00, Abottstown, Dublin - Athletics Ireland National Inter-Counties, Inter-Club and Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

Sun, November 27th, 11:30, Glenville  - The Great Glenville Run 2016

Cork Juvenile Teams for National Juvenile Uneven-Age Cross-Country Championships 2016

Cork Team Selections for Irish Life Health National Juvenile Uneven-Age Cross-Country Championships 2016

Dundalk IT, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Sunday December 11th 2016

 

Athletics Ireland Juvenile Cross Country


Event Timetable

 

The following are the Cork team selections for the Athletics Ireland National Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships, to be held in Dundalk IT, Dundalk, Co. Louth on Sunday December 11th

Can all athletes selected please confirm their availability, as soon as possible, with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and by Tuesday November 29th, at the very latest.


Novice Teams - Team will be selected later, and will be posted as soon as team lists are to hand.

 

Girls Under-11 - Start 11.30 - Distance 1500m
Athlete Club
Amy McCarthy Bandon AC
Sorcha Kilgannon Youghal AC
Nicole Dinan Leevale AC
Ava Fitzgerald Carraig na bhFear AC
Leah Dunne Carraig na bhFear AC
Lucy Lynch Carraig na bhFear AC
Isabelle Nestor Midleton AC
Amy Buckley Riverstick-Kinsale AC
Aoiubhinn McKeogh Bandon AC
Áine Sheridan Ballymore-Cobh AC
Girls Under-13 - Start 11.50 - Distance 2500m
Athlete Club
Emma Landers Youghal AC
Kate Redmond Leevale AC
Eva Murphy Youghal AC
Avril Cashman Youghal AC
Maeve O'Neill Doheny AC
Aniela B Hogsan North Cork AC
Alex Cashman Youghal AC
Kathryn O'Mahony Carraig na bhFear AC
Ellen Murphy North Cork AC
Avril Millerick Youghal AC
Girls Under-15 - Start 12.20 - Distance 3500m 
Athlete Club
Sarah Morrison St Nicholas AC
Shannon Cotter West Muskerry AC
Jane Buckley Bandon AC
Mallaid O'Neill Skibbereen AC
Meghan Carr St Catherines AC
Grainne Egan North Cork AC
Lucy O'Keeffe Youghal AC
Caoimhe Carey Midleton AC
Lesley Cashman Youghal AC
Olivia Tuthill Bandon AC
Girls Under-17 - Start 13.00 - Distance 4000m 
Athlete Club
Laura Hayes St Catherines AC
Laura Nicholson Bandon AC
Ellen Moran Leevale AC
Jennifer Cotter West Muskerry AC
Caoimhe O'Leary Millstreet AC
Caitlín Hurley West Muskerry AC
Tamzin Muldowney Midleton AC
Sara Barry St Catherines AC
Caoimhe Hayes St Catherines AC
Alannah Neff Leevale AC
Boys Under-11 - Start 11.40 - Distance 1500m 
Athlete Club
John Murphy Liscarroll AC
Oisin McCarthy Bandon AC
Ruaidhri Boyle Carraig na bhFear AC
Adam Barry Bandon AC
Roman B Hogan North Cork AC
Gavin Sweetman Skibbereen AC
Charlie Twomey Bandon AC
Keith McCarthy Doheny AC
Patrick Walsh Midleton AC
Ryan McCarthy Riverstick-Kinsale AC
Boys Under-13 - Start 12.05 - Distance 2500m 
Athlete Club
Diarmuid Healy Midleton AC
Callum McCourt Bandon AC
Billy O'Riordan Belgooly AC
Eoin Quirke Midleton AC
Jack O'Neill Skibbereen AC
Brian Cott Midleton AC
Colm Gillespie West Muskerry AC
Glory Wenegiene Belgooly AC
Callum McElhinney Bantry AC
Oisin O'Sullivan Doheny AC
Boys Under-15 - Start 12.40 - Distance 3500m 
Athlete Club
Tommie Connolly Leevale AC
Paul Hartnett Midleton AC
Daire O'Sullivan Carraig na bhFear AC
Eoghan Heaney Leevale AC
Tadhg Manning West Muskerry AC
Eoin Redmond Leevale AC
Simon Collins Leevale AC
Tiernan Morrissey Leevale AC
Ciarán McNamee Youghal AC
Gavin Kenny Bandon AC
Boys Under-17 - Start 13.25 - Distance 4000m 
Athlete Club
Darragh McElhinney Bantry AC
Damien Madigan North Cork AC
Simon Upton Youghal AC
Naoise ÓFlaitheartaigh Bandon AC
Jake McCarthy Youghal AC
Alan O'Donovan Leevale AC
Sean O'Sullivan West Muskerry AC
Killian Nolan Youghal AC
Joseph Daly Carraig na bhFear AC
Joe Bosonnet Leevale AC
   
Boys Under-19 - Start 14:10 - Distance 6 km 
Athlete Club
Charlie O'Donovan Leevale AC
Rory Casey Togher AC
John Muckian Bandon AC
James Murray Good Old Abbey AC
Matthew Murnane Leevale AC
Robbie Mulhall Leevale AC

Cork Athletics Registration Figures for October-November 2016

Cork Athletics Registration Figures - November 17th 2016

Bandon Club Logo
Leevale AC Logo
Ballymore Cobh

The Athletics Ireland Monthly National Registration Report for the month of October was published last week. Total National Registrations stand at 57,062, up 2.7% on the October 2015 figure of 555,30. However Cork Registrations have risen 13.65%, from 6834 to 7767.

Clubs: There are currently 49 Athletics Ireland Registered Clubs in Cork, while a further two, possibly three are due to be ratified at Cork Athletics Annual Convention, in January next.

With the County Cross-Country season now complete, and only Munster and National events remaining, Registrations are unlikely to change significantly between now and year-end, so standings are probably pretty-much fixed for the year. Bandon AC and Leevale AC, followed by Ballymore Cobh AC, stand apart from the other clubs, with numbers other clubs can only dream of.  After them comes a group of four clubs; Midleton AC, North Cork AC, Youghal AC and Togher AC, all with in excess of three hundred (300) members. Nineteen clubs have less than 100 members, with one club, Glanimre AC, having less than the minimum requirement often (10) registered members.

Cork Registrations as at November 17th 2016

ClubJuvenileJuniorSeniorMastersTotal
Bandon A.C. 562 4 36 99 701
Leevale A.C. 406 8 82 100 596
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 236 2 39 178 455
Midleton A.C. 186 0 24 152 362
North Cork A.C. 261 3 10 62 336
Youghal A.C. 160 3 30 132 325
Togher A.C. 140 7 54 117 318
Belgooly A.C. 220 2 6 36 264
West Muskerry A.C. 186 4 7 38 235
Mallow A.C. 3 1 30 198 232
Tracton A.C. 132 0 17 74 223
Clonakilty Road Runners 127 0 14 66 207
Eagle A.C. 0 0 27 169 196
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 141 2 6 44 193
Ballincollig A.C. 131 0 9 50 190
St. Catherine's A.C. 143 0 9 36 188
St. Nicholas A.C. 114 0 7 60 181
St. Finbarrs A.C. 0 0 42 137 179
Ballintotis Fit4Life 7 0 20 143 170
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 71 1 13 76 161
Skibbereen A.C. 124 1 5 28 158
Watergrasshill A.C. 3 0 36 102 141
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 116 0 2 15 133
Doheny A.C. 121 0 1 9 131
Liscarroll A.C. 89 1 1 24 115
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 104 0 0 4 108
Millstreet A.C. 80 0 0 26 106
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 0 1 26 78 105
Courcey A.C. 86 0 0 15 101
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 89 0 3 8 100
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 0 15 80 95
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 76 0 3 15 94
Bantry A.C. 26 0 21 44 91
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 0 0 18 59 77
Old Abbey A.C. 64 0 2 7 73
Donoughmore A.C. 32 0 1 32 65
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 0 7 49 56
Galtee Runners A.C. 5 0 12 38 55
Carrigtwohill 0 0 8 29 37
Duhallow A.C. 0 0 6 30 36
East Cork A.C. 0 0 15 19 34
Rising Sun A.C. 1 0 0 24 25
Churchtown Runners 0 0 11 12 23
Fota Island Running Club 0 0 8 15 23
Abbey Striders A.C. 13 2 3 4 22
Shandrum A.C. 2 0 2 15 19
Buttevant R.C. 0 0 5 13 18
Cork Varsity A.C. 0 1 11 0 12
Glanmire A.C. 1 0 0 1 2

 

Cork Registrations - Juveniles & Juniors

Thirty nine (39) clubs have Juvenile and/or Junior members, although ten of those have just a handful of young members. Bandon AC and Leevale AC both stand well clear of the other clubs. though the twenty nine 'strong' juvenile clubs all have 'healthy' memberships.

ClubJuvenileJuniorTotal
Bandon A.C. 562 4 566
Leevale A.C. 406 8 414
North Cork A.C. 261 3 264
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 236 2 238
Belgooly A.C. 220 2 222
West Muskerry A.C. 186 4 190
Midleton A.C. 186 0 186
Youghal A.C. 160 3 163
Togher A.C. 140 7 147
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 141 2 143
St. Catherine's A.C. 143 0 143
Tracton A.C. 132 0 132
Ballincollig A.C. 131 0 131
Clonakilty Road Runners 127 0 127
Skibbereen A.C. 124 1 125
Doheny A.C. 121 0 121
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 116 0 116
St. Nicholas A.C. 114 0 114
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 104 0 104
Liscarroll A.C. 89 1 90
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 89 0 89
Courcey A.C. 86 0 86
Millstreet A.C. 80 0 80
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 76 0 76
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 71 1 72
Old Abbey A.C. 64 0 64
Donoughmore A.C. 32 0 32
Bantry A.C. 26 0 26
Abbey Striders A.C. 13 2 15
Ballintotis Fit4Life 7 0 7
Galtee Runners A.C. 5 0 5
Mallow A.C. 3 1 4
Watergrasshill A.C. 3 0 3
Shandrum A.C. 2 0 2
Cork Varsity A.C. 0 1 1
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 0 1 1
Glanmire A.C. 1 0 1
Rising Sun A.C. 1 0 1

 

Cork Registrations - Adult Standings

Mallow AC stand on top of the leaderboard, having a phenomenal increase in membership, from a very respectable 148 this time last year.  Ballymore Cobh AC, who headed the standings in October 2015, with 229 members, also surpass 200 registered members.

ClubSeniorMastersTotal
Mallow A.C. 30 198 228
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 39 178 217
Eagle A.C. 27 169 196
Leevale A.C. 82 100 182
St. Finbarrs A.C. 42 137 179
Midleton A.C. 24 152 176
Togher A.C. 54 117 171
Ballintotis Fit4Life 20 143 163
Youghal A.C. 30 132 162
Watergrasshill A.C. 36 102 138
Bandon A.C. 36 99 135
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 26 78 104
Aghada Running Club ARC 15 80 95
Tracton A.C. 17 74 91
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 13 76 89
Clonakilty Road Runners 14 66 80
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 18 59 77
North Cork A.C. 10 62 72
St. Nicholas A.C. 7 60 67
Bantry A.C. 21 44 65
Ballincollig A.C. 9 50 59
Bweeng Trail Blazers 7 49 56
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 6 44 50
Galtee Runners A.C. 12 38 50
St. Catherine's A.C. 9 36 45
West Muskerry A.C. 7 38 45
Belgooly A.C. 6 36 42
Carrigtwohill 8 29 37
Duhallow A.C. 6 30 36
East Cork A.C. 15 19 34
Donoughmore A.C. 1 32 33
Skibbereen A.C. 5 28 33
Millstreet A.C. 0 26 26
Liscarroll A.C. 1 24 25
Rising Sun A.C. 0 24 24
Churchtown Runners 11 12 23
Fota Island Running Club 8 15 23
Buttevant R.C. 5 13 18
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 3 15 18
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 2 15 17
Shandrum A.C. 2 15 17
Courcey A.C. 0 15 15
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 3 8 11
Cork Varsity A.C. 11 0 11
Doheny A.C. 1 9 10
Old Abbey A.C. 2 7 9
Abbey Striders A.C. 3 4 7
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 0 4 4
Glanmire A.C. 0 1 1

 

Top 50 Clubs Nationally

Seven Cork clubs feature in the National Standings; Bandon AC, Leevale AC, Ballymore Cobh AC, Midleton AC, North Cork AC, Youghal AC, and Togher AC. There are five 'Super Clubs' of Galway City Harriers A.C, Dundrum South Dublin A.C, Craughwell A.C, Bandon A.C and Crusaders A.C, all with 700ish, or more, members

 

CountyClubJuvenileJuniorSeniorMasterTotal
Galway Galway City Harriers A.C. 247 8 139 419 813
Dublin Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 499 12 87 164 762
Galway Craughwell A.C. 595 5 19 117 736
Cork Bandon A.C. 562 4 36 99 701
Dublin Crusaders A.C. 285 5 205 200 695
Meath Dunboyne A.C. 229 2 47 319 597
Cork Leevale A.C. 406 8 82 100 596
Kilkenny Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 330 7 45 158 540
Donegal Tir Chonaill A.C. 340 5 34 143 522
Sligo Sligo A.C. 335 2 32 153 522
Tipperary Clonmel A.C. 239 2 43 230 514
Dublin Raheny Shamrock A.C. 234 9 70 185 498
Waterford West Waterford A.C. 148 3 45 278 474
Dublin Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 222 12 101 137 472
Dublin Blackrock A.C.(Dublin) 311 22 130 463
Kildare Naas A.C. 315 3 17 126 461
Cork Ballymore Cobh A.C. 233 2 39 178 452
Dublin Fingallians A.C. 397 3 10 38 448
Dublin Donore Harriers 195 9 69 151 424
Mayo Ballina A.C. 202 1 37 184 424
Louth Drogheda & District A.C. 58 59 303 420
Meath Ratoath A.C. 312 2 8 95 417
Limerick Dooneen A.C. 300 3 26 87 416
Galway Tuam A.C. 189 43 182 414
Carlow St. L. O'Toole A.C. 231 4 29 140 404
Offaly Tullamore Harriers A.C. 164 5 40 181 390
Dublin Portmarnock A.C. 274 1 6 107 388
Dublin Brothers Pearse A.C. 186 5 36 156 383
Longford Longford A.C. 318 12 53 383
Dublin Lusk A.C. 222 2 17 131 372
Sligo Corran A.C 277 1 11 83 372
Leitrim North Leitrim A.C. 262 1 12 95 370
Wicklow Kilcoole A.C. 188 33 148 369
Louth Glenmore A.C. 226 1 19 117 363
Dublin Lucan Harriers A.C. 203 1 15 142 361
Cork Midleton A.C. 184 25 151 360
Westmeath Athlone IT A.C. 245 20 92 357
Waterford Waterford A.C. 213 3 27 112 355
Dublin Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C. 238 4 33 70 345
Kildare St. Coca's A.C. 191 3 38 105 337
Cork North Cork A.C. 261 3 10 62 336
Leitrim Carrick-on-Shannon A.C. 298 2 7 25 332
Kildare Le Cheile A.C. 191 3 33 104 331
Cork Youghal A.C. 160 3 31 131 325
Sligo South Sligo A.C. 198 18 104 320
Donegal Letterkenny A.C. 174 3 27 114 318
Kildare Celbridge A.C. 191 7 23 97 318
Cork Togher A.C. 136 7 54 116 313
Westmeath Mullingar Harriers A.C. 182 8 23 99 312
Donegal Inishowen A.C. 208 9 94 311

 

Top 50 Junior Clubs Nationally

Bandon AC and Leevale AC both feature in the top four Juvenile Clubs, while North Cork AC, Ballymore Cobh AC, Belgooly AC also make the Top 50.

CountyClubJuvenileJuniorTotal
Galway Craughwell A.C. 595 5 600
Cork Bandon A.C. 562 4 566
Dublin Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 499 12 511
Cork Leevale A.C. 406 8 414
Dublin Fingallians A.C. 397 3 400
Donegal Tir Chonaill A.C. 340 5 345
Kilkenny Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 330 7 337
Sligo Sligo A.C. 335 2 337
Kildare Naas A.C. 315 3 318
Longford Longford A.C. 318 318
Meath Ratoath A.C. 312 2 314
Dublin Blackrock A.C.(Dublin) 311 311
Limerick Dooneen A.C. 300 3 303
Leitrim Carrick-on-Shannon A.C. 298 2 300
Dublin Crusaders A.C. 285 5 290
Mayo Claremorris A.C. 276 2 278
Sligo Corran A.C 277 1 278
Dublin Portmarnock A.C. 274 1 275
Cork North Cork A.C. 261 3 264
Leitrim North Leitrim A.C. 262 1 263
Wicklow Greystones & District A.C. 259 1 260
Waterford Ferrybank A.C. 255 2 257
Galway Galway City Harriers A.C. 247 8 255
Dublin Cabinteely A.C. 249 249
Kerry Kenmare A.C. 246 1 247
Westmeath Athlone IT A.C. 245 245
Dublin Raheny Shamrock A.C. 234 9 243
Dublin Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C. 238 4 242
Tipperary Clonmel A.C. 239 2 241
Carlow St. L. O'Toole A.C. 231 4 235
Cork Ballymore Cobh A.C. 233 2 235
Dublin Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 222 12 234
Meath Dunboyne A.C. 229 2 231
Louth Glenmore A.C. 226 1 227
Mayo Swinford A.C. 220 5 225
Dublin Lusk A.C. 222 2 224
Sligo North Sligo A.C. 216 4 220
Cork Belgooly A.C. 216 2 218
Waterford Waterford A.C. 213 3 216
Louth Dundalk St. Gerards A.C. 215 215
Clare Ennis Track A.C. 211 2 213
Mayo Westport A.C. 211 1 212
Donegal Finn Valley A.C. 201 7 208
Donegal Inishowen A.C. 208 208
Dublin Metro/St. Brigid's A.C. 205 2 207
Dublin Donore Harriers 195 9 204
Dublin Lucan Harriers A.C. 203 1 204
Mayo Ballina A.C. 202 1 203
Kildare Celbridge A.C. 191 7 198
Sligo South Sligo A.C. 198 198

 

Top 50 Adult Clubs Nationally

Galway City Harriers A.C top the Listings, with 558 registered members, just over double the membership of Mallow AC, Cork's leading Senior Club. Ballymore Cobh AC are the only other Cork club to make the Top Twenty, all with 200 or more members. The other Cork clubs in the Top 50 are Eagle AC, Leevale AC, St Finbarrs AC, Midleton AC, Togher AC, Ballintotis Fit-For-Life and Youghal AC

CountyClubSeniorMasterTotal
Galway Galway City Harriers A.C. 139
419 558
Dublin Crusaders A.C. 205 200 405
Meath Dunboyne A.C. 47 319 366
Louth Drogheda & District A.C. 59 303 362
Waterford West Waterford A.C. 45 278 323
Tipperary Clonmel A.C. 43 230 273
Dublin Raheny Shamrock A.C. 70 185 255
Dublin Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 87 164 251
Dublin Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 101 137 238
Clare Marathon Club Ireland 19 210 229
Cork Mallow A.C. 31 197 228
Galway Tuam A.C. 43 182 225
Galway Athenry A.C. 46 176 222
Mayo Ballina A.C. 37 184 221
Offaly Tullamore Harriers A.C. 40 181 221
Dublin Donore Harriers 69 151 220
Cork Ballymore Cobh A.C. 39 178 217
Kilkenny Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 45 158 203
Dublin Sportsworld A.C. 67 133 200
Cork Eagle A.C. 28 168 196
Dublin Brothers Pearse A.C. 36 156 192
Mayo Mayo A.C. 26 165 191
Dublin Front Runners A.C. 19 168 187
Sligo Sligo A.C. 32 153 185
Cork Leevale A.C. 82 100 182
Wicklow Kilcoole A.C. 33 148 181
Cork St. Finbarrs A.C. 42 135 177
Donegal Tir Chonaill A.C. 34 143 177
Laois St Abbans A.C 45 132 177
Cork Midleton A.C. 25 151 176
Wexford Slaney Olympic A.C. 32 142 174
Wicklow Sli Cualann A.C. 40 133 173
Cork Togher A.C. 54 116 170
Louth North East Runners A.C. 27 143 170
Carlow St. L. O'Toole A.C. 29 140 169
Cork Ballintotis Fit4Life 20 143 163
Cork Youghal A.C. 31 131 162
Meath Star of the Sea A.C. 22 140 162
Dublin Waterstown Warriors A.C. 18 143 161
Limerick An Bru A.C 33 125 158
Dublin Lucan Harriers A.C. 15 142 157
Dublin Blackrock A.C.(Dublin) 22 130 152
Donegal Lifford Strabane A.C. 15 134 149
Dublin Lusk A.C. 17 131 148
Dublin Civil Service A.C. 39 105 144
Meath Trim A.C. 20 124 144
Kildare Naas A.C. 17 126 143
Kildare St. Coca's A.C. 38 105 143
Donegal Letterkenny A.C. 27 114 141
Waterford Waterford A.C. 27 112 139

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