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Registered Cork Athletics Events Week Ending Sun Nov 6th 2016

Registered Events Week Ending Sunday November 6th 2016


Events Weekend Nov 6th


Wednesday Nov 2nd, 20:00 - 22:00, Meeting Rooms, CIT Track  - Cork Athletics County Board Monthly Meeting - November 2016
Thursday Nov 3rd, 19:00 - 21:00, City Hall, Cork   - Rob Heffernan Olympic Bronze Medal Presentation
Rob Heffernan London Olympic Bronze Medal Presentation City Hall, Cork7pm, Thursday November 3rd 2016  
Sunday Nov 6th, 11:30, Ballinahina, Carraig na bhFear  - East Cork Cross-Country Championships Day 2
East Cork Divisional Cross-Country Championships 2016 - Day 2 Ballinahina, Carraig na bhFear, Cork
Sunday Nov 6th, 12:00 - 14:00, Slieveroe, Riverstick  - Cork Athletics Masters & Novice B Cross-Country ChampionshipsCork Athletics County Masters And Novice B Cross-County Championships 2016

Dublin Marathon Registration 2016

19500 Athletes Register for 2016 Dublin Marathon

RDS, Dublin

Saturday October 29th 2016


Dublin Marathon Team Carrie 2016Pictured outside the RDS today: Some of the large group of Marathoners from Team Carrie, the Co Louth based group who have raised large amounts for charity, including the Gary Kelly Foundation

Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship Registration

Athletics Ireland Registration Desk 2016

Athletics Ireland President, Georgina Drumm, with John Cronin. Mary Cronin is hidden behind the athletes registering.


Athletics Ireland Registration Banner


Derval O'Rourke Interviewed by Frank Greally

Derval O'Rourke being interviewed by Irish Runner Editor, Frank Greally, on food and nutrition for athletes, and advice for last minute marathon food prep.

Derval O Rourke Interviewed by Frank Greally


Derval O Rourke Book Signing

Derval O'Rourke doing book signing.  There was brisk business being done in the RDS today, with books steadily disappearaing off the constantly replenished piles

 Derval O Rourke Fit Foodie

The Fit Foodie, Derval O'Rourke's latest book, available from all good bookshops


Clonakilty Marathon 2016

Saturday December 3rd 2016

Clonakilty Marathon Medal 2016

This year's Clonakilty Marathion Finishers Medal commemorates two Boston Marathon Icons; Bobbi Gibb and Adrienne Haslet


Bobbi Gibb and Adrienne Haslet-Davis to attend Clonakilty Marathon

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Bobbi Gibb is renowned for ground-breaking runs in the pre-sanctioned period 1966-1968, when women were prohibited from running in the Boston Marathon.


Adrienne Haslet-Davis

Adrienne Haslet Davis had her left leg amputated from below the knee, following the Boston Marathon Bombings in 2013

Dublin Marathon 2016 - Weather Update and Advice for Final Two Days

Perfect Weather is Forecast for Dublin Marathon

09:00, Sunday October 30th 2016


Pretty much perfect running weather is forecast for the duration of Sunday's Dublin Marathon, incorporating the Athletics Ireland National Matrathon Championship. 

Light cloud is forecast, with little or no wind and temperatures in the low teens. The only question is humidity, but that's unlikely to be too bad (famous last words!).

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Athletics Ireland Marathon Preview

Cork Athletics Marathon Preview - Based on Athletics ireland preview (above)

Athletics Ireland Listing of Club Runners entered in National Marathon Championship

Registered Runner Listing (PDF File)

Athletics ireland National Marathon Championship Team Declaration Form (PDF File)


SSE Dublin City Marathon Website

SSE Dublin City Marathon Facebook Page

SSE Dublin Marathon Route Map (PDF file)

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SSE Dublin Marathon Start & Finish Areas (PDF file)

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Marathon Advice for Final Two Weeks, Advice on the Day and Essential Recovery Advice

The final two weeks are almost done, so don't do anything silly, that might undo the months and miles of hard and diligent preparation.  At this stage, there is almost certainly nothing that you do to improve your marathon

Excerpt from Cork Athletics Webmaster's "Marathon Advice for the Last Two Weeks"

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

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

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

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



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

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



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

Soft drinks - too much will deplete your potassium levels.

Apparently even a 2% deficit in hydration levels will have a HUGE detrimental effect on performance.

DON'T overdo the hydration - you may flush out the electrolytes, leading to cramp.  Start your Marathon hydration regime four to six days before the event and try to drink, a little, regularly, rather than a lot in one go.

Carbo Depletion/Loading

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

 Carbo Loading

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


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

Marathon Advice - On The Day


If you are feeling unwell or have just been ill - DON'T RUN!
Most medical emergencies in the Marathon are with people who have just been, or are, unwell

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Recovering After Your Marathon

Advice For The Last Two Weeks Before Your Marathon

Last Minute Preparations

  • Wear clothes that you've worn before
  • Eat food that you've eaten before
  • No new things the day of the marathon!
  • The sleep you get two nights before the marathon is more important than the sleep you get the night before the marathon
  • Don't be afraid to smear vaseline on your thighs
  • Take it slowly at the beginning - run the second half of the marathon faster than the first half
  • Plant supporters along the route - it gives you something to look forward to (esp. around mile 22).
  • Afterwards, soak your legs in ice-cold water - does a world of good
  • Protein: Burns dirty. Eat very little protein in last 24 to 36 hours, same goes for high fibre foods, otherwise you will probably need to stop for a (p)it stop in the first 10 miles or so.
  • Pack your kit bag the night before.
  • Don't forget any old clothes or bin liner to keep warm before the race, ready to be deposited.
  • Also don't forget some goodies for when you finish the race.

It's not these 26.2 miles that are the test. It's the 500 miles leading up to them!


Eating & Drinking


Get up early and eat as soon as possible - probably best to eat about 2 to 2 1/2 hours before the start. Don't eat something which will "go through you" - like brown bread. If you've hydrated and Carboloaded properly, you need very little on the day. I'll eat about 6:30/7am and I'll have exactly the same as I have before my long runs - weetabix & yoghurt, with a very small amount of fruit, and a small bit of liquid. Eat about 300 calories that morning, 2-3 hours before the starting gun. Toast and bananas are other options. Make sure you've practiced this routine before several training runs. Beware of some sports drinks, as you will need to dilute these heavily, or you'll be making a pit stop for a crap long before you're finished.
On the morning, don't have more than a glass or two of water/isotonic drink beforehand...or you'll be making an early unscheduled pitstop

Before the Race

Make sure to have a crap when you wake up!! If you've eaten early, peristalisis will set in about an hour after eating and you will have to visit the loo for a dump, so timing your eating will be very important. Don't leave it too late!


  • If you're prone to chaffing it'll show up before 20 miles and you would have probably had "issues" before this point. Weather (wind, temperature and humidity ) greatly affects the liklihood of chaffing. Lots and lots of Bodyglide. I layer it on my thighs and in areas below my armpits where I regularly chafe.
  • Use vaseline on your toes to prevent the blisters you get when they rub against each other. It also helps prevent blisters when it's rainy or your feet get wet for other reasons (sloppy water station technique).
  • You might also want to use vaseline in 'crevices' where you might prefer not to use Bodyglide.
  • If you suffer from chapped lips or cold-sores, use Chapstick. I use it on every run.
  • Don't do anything that you haven't done in training.


Using sun-block is a personal preference, but can be a good idea.  However do NOT put sub-block on your forehead, or close to your eyes!  Sweat is likely to lead to sub-block going into your eyes...and stinging like hell!


Pre-Race Wear

  • Don't wear brand new shoes (but don't wear super-old ones, either). You should have run at least 50 miles in the shoes in which you plan to race.
  • Many novice marathoners don't heed to the advice "don't try anything new on race day!" This means socks, cloths, shoes, gels and other products. Wear acrylic fiber socks (as cotton socks get wet and can cause blisters faster than acrylic fiber socks) and use Vaseline on any areas prone to blisters.
  • Make sure you bring layers for race day, especially clothing you can discard, including a second pair of socks, gloves and a hat.
  • Wear disposable layers before hand - hat/cap, raggy t-shirt, light gloves/bin bag. Keep your gloves, hat and t-shirt until you're well warmed-up, maybe for the first few miles.

Race Wear

  • Don't forget your terry cloth headband, if you normally wear one. Don't wear anything that hasn't been through the wash a half dozen times.
  • Try not to wear cotton. Find some of that moisture-wicking material for race day socks, shorts and sportsbra. Less chafing and moisture!
  • Put your name in large letters on the front of your running vest. The crowds will encouragement! Don't over-dress for your race
  • While it's crucial to stay warm and dry on the start line, once you get moving you won't want to be wearing too much clothing. Having a rain jacket and a long-sleeved top tied around your waist for over 20 miles definitely won't help your race time! Instead, wear layers that you can peel off and throw away as you get warmer during the race.

First Mile

  • Sweet Jesus don't "start fast" due to the adrenaline of the race, as you'll regret it around mile 20. Start slower than you think or feel you should. Your first mile should be NO FASTER than your average intended pace. Don't be tempted to start the race quickly or waste energy weaving through the slower runners. However many you overtake, there will be many more in front of you - all for a few yards. It is better to go slow for the first mile and use this as a warm up.
  • Try to get a feel for the correct pace beforehand. It is vital not to go too fast, and it is very easy to be dragged along if the initial hysteria & euphoria of the first mile or so. You can wave to your friends and supporters after the event - if you've any energy left then!
  • Try to get the first mile as near as possible toyour AVERAGE goal pace. No faster!! If you are significantly slower, either sacrifice the lost time or make it up slowly. Remember the marathon is a very unforgiving race - you can't "bank" time. Go too fast and you'll pay for it. If you've something left in the tank, you can pick it up for the final few miles. In the latter stages, concentrate on picking off bodies, not miles.
  • When you set off, don't think about the marathon being over 20 miles long. Break the distance down into manageable 'chunks' instead and focus on 'biting off each one as it comes. Once you reach the end of a chunk, congratulate yourself, take a drink, and a stretch if you need to, and then focus on the next chunk. This makes the distance feel a lot more achievable.
  • You'll be Overdosing on adrenaline for the first five miles. This will tempt you to run faster than you want. Don't! You'll regret it later. You CANNOT 'bank' time in a Marathon! Make your goal to run the second half faster than the first
  • You don't want to get stuck behind a mass of slower runners. If this happens, don't panic. Just consider it a forced moderation. Whatever you do, don't weave between slower runners. That's an excellent way to trip, or pull a groin. Be patient. Holes will eventually open up.
  • Go out slow, slow, slow. You can always pick it up later on.


Make sure you bring layers for race day, especially clothing you can discard, including a second pair of socks, gloves and a hat. If you are running the correct pace, it should feel like you are loafing for the first 6 miles or so.


  • Follow the shortest course! That's where it's measured - there little point in unnecessarily running 26.8 miles!
  • Although you may be sharing the course with thousands of other runners, you can still use the course to your advantage. In many of the major marathons there will be a line on the ground that measures the exact race distance. Follow the course line wherever possible to ensure you are taking the most direct route to the finish line! If it's very windy out there, tuck in close behind a group of runners, so that they act as a windshield for you!
  • Watch your running step! This applies particularly to the first mile when the road is littered with discarded bin liners, plastic bottles and clothing - and to drinks stations, where people move erratically. I've seen many a bruised and bloodied runner being tended to by the first aid teams before they've even got into their stride! It's quite a challenge to run in such close proximity to other people, and you need to keep your wits about you. Try to stick your hand out, like an indicator, if you intend to move sideways - and always check before you pull out in front of someone or stop.
  • Strategy
  • If you can, grab your drink and run through the water-station. If it's in cups, you'll need to get it down quickly or it'll spill. If it's bottles, get away from the mayhem of the station and drink at leisure. You can 'make time' by breezing thro' like this
  • Work the course - (Dublin City Marathon - see the course description at the end of this article.) If you've done the work, most of the Marathon effort is in the mind. I after a 90 hour working week, ending on the Sat afternoon before Dublin, I once got thro' the race repeating to myself (not aloud) "Long, cool and easy", and visualized this
  • Get some support. Know where your supporters are, and put your name on your t-shirt.
  • Think while you run
  • Try to stay present in your running. If you drift off into a reverie, or get too caught up in the carnival atmosphere, you may forget to hydrate properly and may not notice your pace quickening (or less likely, slowing down) until you suddenly reach the halfway point in a time that's way off target. Staying focused means you can do something about it if you do make a mistake, whereas getting so carried away that you don't even notice you've made a mistake is hard to rectify.
  • Supporters
  • No matter how independent you are, it really helps to have some supporters out there on the course. Whether it's a charity that you are running for, or for yourself, or for friends, family, or work colleagues - try to get as many spectators out there as possible on the day. Be very specific about where you want them to be. Remember to tell them not just at what point on the course (for example right by the seven- mile marker), but also at which side of the road. Also, them as accurately as possible at what time you expect to get to that point on the course. And the advice about putting your name on the front of your t- shirt might be old hat, but it still holds true - so do it! Hearing your name called, even by someone you hardly know, is hugely heartening when your spirits are beginning to flag and your legs feel heavy.
  • If you take nothing else from this article, remember this: Learn to body scan. All you need to do is cast your mind's eye from head to toe, looking for any signs of unnecessary tension or tightness, any muscles that could do with a stretch, and any joints that could do with loosening up. I often find it's my jaw that is set solid, with a frown across my forehead. Try a smile - it's impossible to be tense and smile at the same time. I suggest doing a body scan every ten to 15 minutes, to ensure you are as relaxed as possible and not wasting energy.
  • Even if you are hell-bent on breaking three, four or five hours in this race, don't keep your mind focused entirely on the finish line throughout. Instead, try to enjoy the journey as well as the destination. You've put so much into preparing for this big day, the least you should do is try to savour it a little!
  • Drinking / Gels / Power Bars
  • DON'T drink or eat anything that you haven't tried on your long runs - No matter how much others tell you how great they are! I did it once and, in spite of perfect training and form, blew up due to nausea from the "you've gotta take - it's brilliant!" isotonic drink.
  • You have been warned! You have too much riding on this race to blow it on an untried drink/gel/bar
  • Drinking: If you've followed the advice on hydration, then you'll be pretty well hydrated and will only need to drink very little on the run, just enough to keep your mouth moist. Remember if you drink too much — if you can feel water sloshing around in your stomach — you are creating a problem also = too much water is toxic! Learn to take water on the run, how to run through the water station and sip as you go
  • Remember to drink before you get thirsty, and eat your energy bars (or gels or whatever you're carrying with you) before you think you need them.
  • Drinking on the go can be tricky if you haven't practiced it before. Most people have success folding the cups into a V. But don't be afraid to walk through the water stations
  • Drink at least a bit of water or isotonic drink at EVERY drink station. Don't wait until you feel dehydrated, or it will be too late.
  • Unless you're really dehydated, or it's really hot on race day, don't stop for water in the last 2-3 miles. Your body won't absorb it fast enough 'to help much, and it can be hard to start running again once you stop.
  • Watch out for idiots wearing headphones!!! - they won't hear your calls and generally cause mayhem at the waterstations!



If the weather is hot, you might want to slosh water over your wrists and thighs. Beware, if pouring water over your head, as too much will run down your back and into your shorts, with risk of chafing.

Latter Stages

  • Keep your head up. Protect your back, neck & confidence, by keeping eye contact with the crowd. Keep your head up while running. As you get tired, you may find that you are spending most of the time looking at your feet rather than up at the road ahead. This not only throws your spine out of alignment - putting you at risk of back, neck pain or shoulder tension it can also make your spirits flag, as you aren't making eye contact. Keeping your head up gives you a much more confident stance and sends a positive message to your subconscious mind.
  • Resist the urge for a toilet break Talk to yourself while you run
  • Give yourself a bit of a pep talk as you go along. Tell yourself how well you're doing. Tell yourself how strong you are - in mind and body. You may want to have a mantra, which you can repeat to yourself with ease as you are running. I have used 'I am running fast and strong' in the past, which has a nice rhythm to it (even if you're doing anything but!)
  • Have fun! Smile and respond to the crowd. Stay focused on your race target Your target is to get to the end!
  • Break the distance down into manageable 'chunks' and congratulate yourself when you finish each one.



  • Wind (A): If it's windy, then shelter as much as possible; run behind someone as much as possible.Maybe take turns at breaking the wind.
  • Wind (B): If you feel bloated, then FART!! If you keep it in, then it will tend to act as a sort of liquidizer on your intestine - resulting in the need for a pit-stop. So....ladies especially don't be afraid to fart - If it's noisy, blame it on the men around you - "Aren't they terrible!", if it's quiet, blame it on the men anyway!


The Finish

DO NOT STOP YOUR WATCH AT THE FINISH LINE. You will look silly in the photo. Run through it (with your arms raised in triumph if you like). Stop your watch after you pass the cameras.

The Course

SPR: Shortest Possible Route - Everywhere you can, run the SPR. That's the way the course is measured. If everyone else is taking the long way round bends, don't follow - unless you're sheltering from the wind. Why run, say, 27 miles - 26.22 is long enough as it is!

Marathon Advice - Recovery Phase

Recovery after the Marathon

Recovery begins IMMEDIATELY after you cross the line

Important!! First Thing!!

  •     Think on your feet! You will be VERY tired. Heed the advice in this section
  •     Keep moving once you cross the line. The lactic acid debt will hit you pretty quick and all movement will help clear it.
  •     The recovery phase after the marathon starts immediately after the race. Re-hydrate and refuel.
  •     After you finish (and you will!), make sure to eat something. Try to get some carbohydrates into you within 15 minutes of finishing - it'll kick start your body's recovery. Leave it later and your digestive system will start to shut down - safeguard mode. Replace lost fluids and energy as soon as possible. Drink plenty and try to eat foods with plenty of carbohydrates; bananas, pasta, bread, etc
  •     Keep warm, remember to pack a fleece or jumper, t-shirt, leggings, hat, socks and, maybe, gloves. If the day is wet, a change of shoes will be needed. If all this doen't fit into the 'drop bag', give the non-essentials to someone who will meet you afterwards. You'll feel cold very quickly afterwards, so wrap up well, ideally in layers.
  •     Have someone meet you at a prearranged spot to give you dry clothes or to take extra layers. The finish area is mayhem! Know exactly where you are meeting friends and family! Have a backup location in case, for whatever reason, the first location is, say, closed to either runners or spectators.

Later in the Day

  •    It is unwise to pop your blisters until after you shower, to prevent infection. Use a sterilized needle to pop two slits on opposite sides of the blister and leave the roof on. Lubricate the area with antibiotic ointment, and only cover them if you absolutely needed. (Second Skin or Compeed work best.) Leaving the blisters open and soaking in Epsom Salts also dries them out faster. If you have black and blue toenails, drain them as soon as possible, and you may be able to save your toenails and avoid a lot of unnecessary pain.
  •    Alternate hot and cold soaks, and get a massage. Use a foam roller (lightly) and a "stick" or pastry roller.
  •    Congrats on finishing! Rule of thumb for recovery is 1 day for every mile, that doesn't mean don't do anything but don't plan to race or run hard any time soon. Take it easy!
  •    Keep moving around as much as possible in the days after the marathon. Alternate hot and cold soaks, and get a massage. Anti-inflammatory such as Aleve or Advil (as long as you are not allergic or have ulcers) will help ease your pain in the first post-marathon week. Getting a massage helps flush out all the waste products in your muscles. 
  •   It may be wise not to resume running until all of the soreness is gone from your legs. Use your judgment about when to resume running. Basically, if anything is swollen or bruised, or if you experience sharp pains when you resume running, stop!
  •   Eat a bit more and sleep a bit more. You need the building blocks for muscle repair, and your body does most of its repair work when you're sleeping


The Day After the Marathon

  •    Rather than spin the day afterthe race, swim or deep water run. You loosen your muscles up a bit without putting any pressure on the joints.
  •    If, like me, you are prone to cold-sores, you will be very prone to them after the marathon. If you swim in the few days afterward, you should apply a lip protector or Vaseline. It helps to lightly smear Vaseline into and around openings of your nostrils. Bet the rest of you are glad you don't get cold-sores - lucky buggers!!
  •   The post-endurance-event athlete is prone to fatigue and chronic dehydration, as well as injury and illness. "The body is weak, and the mind is undisciplined because the immediate goal has been achieved. A post-marathon runner is very vulnerable". Three body systems are now in need of recovery: muscular, chemical and psychological.
  •   Keep moving around as much as possible in the days after the marathon. Alternate hot and cold soaks, and get a massage. Anti-inflammatory such as Aleve or Advil (as long as you are not allergic or have ulcers) will help ease your pain in the first post-marathon week. Getting a massage helps flush out all the waste products in your muscles. Use a foam roller and a "stick" or pastry roller.

Resuming Training

  •     Your first long run should slot in about 4 weeks after the marathon.
  •     Start getting back into training with longer runs and speedwork about 3-4 weeks afterwards. Don't be surprised if you come down with a cold or some other virus in the next week or so. It often happens after a marathon. Pamper yourself until it clears.
  •     Savor the soreness afterward. Each creaky step will be a reminder of all your hard work. Once you're ready to feel like a normal person again, cycling/spinning is a great recovery activity. Also, a massage will never feel so good or so well-deserved.
  •    If your symptoms don't improve in a week, seek medical advice. I recommend taking it easy for a month after the marathon.
  •   There's no rush. You have a lot of repair work to do. Let the pain settle. Have a walk and splash about in the swimming pool. One week after the marathon is quite soon enough for your first run of any length, and if you don't run for two weeks that's fine.
  •   Novice and veteran endurance event racers, from road runners to rowers to multisporters, have one thing in common: all are subject to "the blues" in the weeks following the big day. It's important to be prepared for this possibility and to take measures, if necessary, to get back on track.
  •   It may be, for reasons of weather or bad form or bad luck on the day, the event did not go as well as you had hoped, and you are now spending a lot of mental energy cursing circumstances or trying to figure out what happened. Rest up, recover & lick your wounds. There will be another day!

Dublin Marathon Preview 2016

Hehir and Curley Set to Battle to Retain National Crowns

Athletics Ireland Press Release

Dublin Marathon General
Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham) and Pauline Curley (Tullamore Harriers) will be bidding to retain their national titles as the East Africans will surely dominate the head of the record field at the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon this Sunday (October 30).

Hehir won the Dublin Marathon in 2013 in a time of 2:18:19 and won the national title last year. In April this year, he ran a personal best time of 2:17:20 in London and just missed out on selection for the Rio Olympics.

Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers), another to have narrowly missed out on Rio selecation, ran a personal best time of 2:15:14 in Berlin last year and will be bidding for national glory.

Other contenders include Mark Kirwan (Raheny Shamrock) who also set a personal best time of 2:19:30 in Berlin last year; Gary O’Hanlon (Clonliffe Harriers) is Ireland’s most prolific elite marathon runner and continues to win marathons here in Ireland on a regular basis.  He set a personal best time of 2:21:42 in London last April.

An interesting entry is David McCarthy (West Waterford) who has excelled on the track with a 3:55 mile and bronze medal over 5,000m metres at the European U23 Championships in 2009. His fellow club mate Philip Harty should also feature in a battle for podium positions along with Eoin Flynn of Rathfarnham.

The evergreen Pauline Curley (Tullamore Harriers) is as prolific on the roads as Gary O’Hanlon and she will be looking to add gold to her surprise victory last year. The Offaly woman, who ran in the Beijing Olympics, had only recently recovered from knee surgery last year.

She will face stiff competition from Fionnuala Ross (Armagh) who set personal bests in 2016 for the marathon and half marathon – 2:49:57 in London and 74:15 for the half marathon.

 Laura Graham (Mourne Runners) only started running in 2014 but has since progressed to 2:48:03 in London this year. She ran 2:56:46 last year to bag bronze in Dublin and a time of 78:51 saw her win the national half marathon title in August as part of the Rock ‘N’ Roll event.  

Norah Newcombe Pieterse (Mayo) should also feature while Caitriona Jennings (Rathfarnham, who was third in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Half Marathon in 80:33, will be another strong conteder. She ran 2:44:33 in Rotterdam last April. Her best time is 2:36:17 which she also recorded in that event in 2012 to qualify her for the Olympics.

Le Cheile's Patrick Monahan will be looking to win the wheelchair title.

Marathon Tracking App

You can follow all the athletes on the day with the Dublin Marathon tracking app

19,500 runners will toe the line in the capital which also incorporates the national marathon championship that has also seen a huge upsurge in numbers. Last year 3,200 Athletics Ireland club members ran and this year will see close to 6,000 take part in the national championship.

West Waterford had the novel idea of marking this historic occasion in Irish history by having 100 members sign up and they have surpassed that with 150 – the largest club entry for 2016. Other clubs with large entries are Clonmel, Slaney Olympic, Drogheda & District, Crusaders A.C, Finn Valley and Raheny Shamrock.

Elite Entry List, courtesy of SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon



2 Asefe Legese Bekele Ethiopia

Asefa finished in 3rd place in Dublin last year in a time of 2.14.21

3 Dereje Yadete Woldegiyorgis Ethiopia

2010 2nd place Eurasia 2.11.53

4 Fikru Lulseged Teshager Ethiopia

Fikru ran the Dublin Marathon last year and returned recently to finish in 2nd place in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Half Marathon.

5 Dereje Debele Tulu Ethiopia

2009 2nd place Vienna 2.09.08, 4th place Berlin 2.09.41

2010 5th place Dubai 2.09.43, 8th place Prague 2.11.13

2011 8th place Mumbai 2.12.44

2012 3rd place Chongqing 2.10.41, 2nd place Stockholm 2.19.45

2013 4th place Marrakesh 2.10.08, 1st place Dusseldorf 2.07.48

2014 3rd place Xiamen 2.09.35

2015 2nd place Mumbai 2.10.31, 11th place Warsaw 2.11.47

2016 9th place Mumbai 2.15.30, 8th place Dongying 2.13.51

6 Dereje Urgecha Beyecha Ethiopia

Has run 2.12.26 at high altitude in Ethiopia.  Dereje has the potential to run 2.08

7 Lezan Kipkogei Kimutai Kenya

Lezan is a regular visitor to Dublin and a winner of the event in 2004 in a time of 2.13.08. He won the over 40 category in 2014 in a time of 2.22.34

8 Peter Kipchumba Letting Kenya

This is Peter’s first trip to Dublin and he is a training partner of Lezan Kimutai.

9 Hillary Chirchir, Kenya

Hillary won the Vitality North London Half Marathon in 2015 in a time of 1.05.35

10 Gideon Kipsang Kimosop Kenya

2015 1st place Ordos Marathon 2.16.44, 1st place Belfast Half Marathon 1.04.24  In April this year, Gideon won the SSE Airtricity 10 mile race in Derry in a time of 50.04

11 Samuel Kimutai Kiptum Kenya

Samuel has personal best times as follows: 10K 29.31, Half Marathon 63.07 and Triest Marathon 2016 2.13.44

12 Peter Chege Wangari Kenya

Peter finished in 7th place in the Vienna City Marathon last April in a time of 2.13.48

13 Yurii Ruskyuk Ukraine

Has the following personal best times: 10K 28.49, Half Marathon 64.12 and marathon time of 2.17.28 from 2013.

14 Freddy Keron Sittuk Kenya

2013 1st place Guernsey Waterfront Marathon 2.18.11

2014 1st place Belfast City Marathon 2.18.30

2015 1st place SSE Airtricity Walled City Marathon 2.22.34, 5th place SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2.15.19

15 Leswene Africa Mailola South Africa

2014 9th place Cape Town Marathon 2.17.58. Leswene is coached by former Dublin Marathon winner, Zacharia Mpolokeng.

16 Sean Hehir Ireland

Sean won the Dublin Marathon in 2013 in a time of 2.18.19.  In April this year, he ran a personal best time of 2.17.20 in London and just missed out on selection for the Rio Olympics.  He has a half marathon best time of 1.05.12 from Cardiff 2013.

17 Sergiu Ciobanu Ireland

Sergiu ran a personal best time of 2.15.14 in Berlin last year and narrowly missed out on selection for the Rio Olympics.  He has a half marathon best time of 1.04.48 from Omagh 2012.

18 Mark Kirwan Ireland

Mark set a personal best time of 2.19.30 in Berlin last year.

19 Gary O’Hanlon Ireland

Gary is Ireland’s most prolific elite marathon runner and continues to win marathons here in Ireland on a regular basis.  He set a personal best time of 2.21.42 in London last April.

20 Philip Harty, Ireland

Philip has a personal best marathon time of 2.21.53 from Berlin 2013.  Earlier this year, he won the Limerick Half Marathon in a time of 1.09.46.

21 Eoin Callaghan, Ireland

Eoin ran a time of 2.21.47 in April this year in Rotterdam.

22 David McCarthy, Ireland

This will be a big step up for David who has some very fast middle distance times.  He won the bronze medal at the 5000 metres in the European U.23 Championship in 2009.

He has personal best times as follows:

800M 1.46.62, 1500M  3.39.59, Mile (i) 3.55.75, 5000M 13.42.11

23 Eoin Flynn, Ireland

Eoin has a best time of 2.25.01 from 2014.



102 Meseret Legese Biratu, Ethiopia

2014 3rd place Danzhou 2.39.45

2015 3rd place Madrid 2.34.32, 3rd place Stockholm 2.35.24

103 Tsehay Alemu Maru, Ethiopia

104 Alem Fikre Kifle, Ethiopia

105 Ehite Bizuayehu Gebireyes, Ethiopia

2013 1st place Seville 2.29.52, 6th place Hengshui 2.35.35

2014 2nd place Mumbai 2.33.48, 1st place Warsaw 2.30.30, 1st place Firenze 2.31.28

2015 1st place Venice 2.35.19

2016 3rd place Hong Kong 2.37.28, 3rd place Dongying 2.32.02

106 Motu Mergesa Gedefa, Ethiopia

Motu trains with Olympic bronze medallist, Mare Dibaba.  This will be her debut marathon.

107 Priscah Jemutai Bartenge, Kenya

2014 6th place Zurich 2.42.00

108 Purity Jerono Talam, Kenya

One of the Project Africa athletes

109 Viola Jelegat, Kenya

Viola has the following personal bests:  5K 15.40 and Half Marathon 69.27 (Piacenza, Italy 2015)

110 Helalia Johannes, Namibia

2011 winner of the Dublin Marathon in a time of 2.30.37.

2012 3rd place Vienna 2.27.20, 2012 12th place London Olympics 2.26.09, 2012 6th place Dublin 2.35.01

2013 6th place Tokyo 2.29.20

2014 3rd place Seoul 2.28.27

111 Alina Armas, Namibia

Alina has a personal best time of 2.33.09 from the Mungyeong Marathon in 2015 where she finished in 4th place.  She won the Namibian National Championship in 2013 in a time of 2.35.33.

112 Olena Burkovska, Ukraine

2010 2nd place Nagano 2.31.53, 2010 5th place Berlin 2.28.31

2011 21st place World Championship Daegu 2.34.21, 9th place Tokyo 2.33.30

2012 9th place Seoul 2.32.16, 48th Place London Olympics 2.33.26

2013 1st place Hannover 2.27.07

2014 3rd Istanbul 2.31.30

2015 8th place Nagoya 2.29.45

113 Gemma Rankin, Scotland

114 Fionnuala Ross, Northern Ireland

115 Laura Graham, Northern Ireland

116 Pauline Curley, Ireland

117 Caitriona Jennings, Ireland

118 Norah Newcombe Pieterse, Ireland


120 Sophie Carter, England


160 Patrick Monahan, Ireland

161 Richie Powell, Wales

162 Paul Hannan, Northern Ireland

Cork Athletics Autumn-Winter Technical Coaching Days - Day 2 2016

Cork Athletics Autumn-Winter Technical Coaching Days - Day 2

The second day of Cork Athletics autumn & early winter Coaching Series, will be held on Saturday next,  October 29th, 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.



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.


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

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

Rising Sun AC's Aidan Hogan Runs in 21st IAU 24 Hour Ultramarathon 2016

21st IAU European 24 Hour Championships

Albi, France

10:00 Saturday 22nd - 10:00 Sunday 23rd October 2016


Albi 24H 21st IAU 24 Hour European Championships 2016 min

Albi24H Website

Albi24H Facebook Page

Albi24H Rules


Championship - Men's Listings

Championship - Women's Listings

Open - Listings


Albi France min

Albi, France


Article: Aidan Hogan of Rising Sun AC added to Irish Squad for European 24-Hour Championship


Rising Sun AC's Aidan Hogan is among the six strong Irish Squad in these championships. Aidan qualified by running a tremendous 238.132k in his first ever attempt at the gruelling 24 hour 'distance', in Belfast last July.

Aidan Hogan Rising Sun AC Energia 24 Hour Championship 2016 a minAidan Hogan competing in Energia 24, July 2016

Aidan will be joined by team captain Eoin Keith of Sportsworld, Dublin, the current National Champion, with a PB of 244.664k, Eddie Gallen of Finn Valley AC, Donegal, with a PB of 230.136k, and John O’Regan of Le Cheile AC, Kildare with a PB of 227.286k, and Daragh O’Loughlin of Dublin Bay Runners, Dublin who has a PB of 225.871k


Canadian native, Amy Masner, Parnell AC, who has declared for Ireland, has a PB of 217.608k, is Ireland's sole woman representative in the Championship. 

Support for the squad include Gary McConviille (Team Manager), Kevin Belton (Physical Therapist & Support) and Louis Byrne.

Brian Ankers is the sole Irish representative listed in the Open event, however Farranfore-Maine-Valley AC's Thomas Bubendorfer is listed, but under Austria. He has the distinction of wearing number '1'


CountryForenameSurnameYearQualifying DistanceSexNumber
IRL Edward GALLEN 1962 230.136 M 56
IRL Aidan HOGAN 1973 238 M 57
IRL Eoin KEITH 1968 244.664 M 58
IRL Daragh O'LOUGHLIN 1985 225.871 M 59
IRL John O'REGAN 1969 229.668 M 60
IRL Amy MASNER 1973 217.608 F 248
IRL Brian ANKERS 1980 M 503

Dublin Marathon 2016

Dublin Marathon 2016, inc Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championships

Sunday October 30th 2016


Athletics Ireland Press Release - Feidhlim Kelly

Sergiu surges to fourth national title; Graham breaks new ground in Dublin

Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers) surged to his fourth national title in Dublin today in 2:17:40 while Laura Graham (Mourne Runners) took a big step up in class to win the women’s national title in a massive personal best of 2:41:54.

Record numbers took to the streets for the SSE Airtricity Dublin marathon in perfect conditions for runners and the times and competition didn’t disappoint.

Dereje Debele Tulu (Ethiopia) won outright with 2:12:18 and Namibia’s Helalia Johannes was the first woman in 2:32:32 – just one second ahead of Ehite Bizuayehu Gebireyes.

In the bid for national glory, Sergiu Ciobanu and Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham) were locked together until the feeding station at the 20km point.  

“I kept the same pace,” said Ciobanu on gapping Hehir at 20km. “Gradually I opened the lead but Sean (Hehir) finished hard and fast. He wasn’t far behind me.

“I’m relieved. I really wanted to win the national title. That’s my best Dublin marathon by two minutes. My previous best was 2:19.”

Hehir settled for silver in 2:18:46 with Mark Kirwan (Raheny Shamrock)winning the battle for bronze with Gary O’Hanlon in 2:22:17.  

Ciobanu’s time of 2:17:40 was just outside the World Championships qualifying time of 2:17:00 but he’s looking forward to the future and pulling on the green vest once more.  

“I know I missed the world qualification standard of 2:17 but we’ll see. I’ve represented Ireland three times in the last ten months. I really look forward to working with Athletics Ireland and to represent Ireland in the future. I just love to run.”

Laura Graham pulled out all the stops and took full advantage of the perfect running conditions to significantly rewrite her previous best time of 2:48:03 set in London earlier this year.

With four children aged 6, 5, 4 and 3, Graham has to do a lot of her training on the treadmill to keep an eye on the youngest along with the occasional ‘bumpy ride’ with the buggy in toe out on the roads. She is coached by Ryan Maxwell who provides in depth coverage of Northern Ireland athletics on @nirunning and his website as a voluntary service.

“It was really good,” said Graham afterwards having not initially realised she won the national title. “I really love the course and there was very little wind. The crowd was unbelievable. I loved every minute of it, even the tough bits. Hard work pays off.”

Caitriona Jennings (Letterkenny) took silver with 2:44:59 and last year’s winner Pauline Curley (Tullamore Harriers) had to settle for the bronze with 2:48:38 – faster than her winning time last year.  

Le Cheile’s Patrick Monahan won the wheelchair race once more in a new best time of 1:39:18.

Top 3 Irish Men

  • Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers A.C.) 2:17:40
  • Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham WSAF A.C.) 2:18:46
  • Mark Kirwan 2:22:17

Top 3 Irish Women

  • Laura Graham (Mourne Runners) 2:41:54
  • Caitriona Jennings 2:44:59
  • Pauline Curley (Tullamore Harriers) 2:48:38


Irish Times Marathon Report

Results, Photos & Videos

Results ongoing

National Marathon  Championship - Men

Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship 2016 Men

• 1st - Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers A.C.) 2:17:40
• 2nd - Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham WSAF A.C.) 2:18:46
• 3rd - Mirk Kirwan 2:22:17


Athletics Ireland National Marathon Champion 2016 Sergiu Ciobanu


National Marathon  Championship - Women

Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship 2016 Women

• Laura Graham (Mourne Runners) 2:41:54
• Caitriona Jennings 2:44:59
• Pauline Curley (Tullamore Harriers) 2:48:38


Dublin Marathon Winners


 1st Dereje Debele Tulu, Ethiopia, 2:12:17

37th SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Winner Dereje Debele Tulu



37th SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2016 Womens Winner Helena Johannes

  • 1st Helalia Johannes, Namibia, 2:32:31
  • 2nd Ehite Bizuayehu Gebireyes,2:32:32



628 Photos on Cork Athletics Flickr! Account



Selection of Videos on Cork Athletics Vimeo Account
Video upload is ongoing, including coverage at Dolphin's Barn (Approx. 13 Miles) and Northumberland Road (25.5 Miles - covering all finishers, up to just over 4 hours)

Anyone Seen My Bike?????

Anyone Seen My Bike Dublin Marathon 2016 min

Anyone Seen My Bike?????....Dublin Marathon Start 2016 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


Before the Start

Dublin Marathon 2016 Before the Start from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.



First Wave Start

Dublin Marathon 2016 First Wave Start from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


Second Wave Start

Dublin Marathon 2016 Second Wave Start from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


Third Wave Start

Dublin Marathon 2016 Third Wave Start from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


Fourth Wave Start

Dublin Marathon 2016 Fourth Wave Start from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.

Dolphin's Barn (13 Miles)

Elite Runners - to 2:30 Pace

Dublin Marathon 2016 - Elite Runners at Dolphins Barn from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


2:30 to 3:20 Pace Runners at Dolphin's Barn

Dublin Marathon 2016 - Sub-3:15 Runners at Dolphin's Barn from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


Northumberland Road (25.5 Miles - covering all finishers, up to just over 4 hours)



Dublin Marathon Finish
Elite Finish

Dublin Marathon 2016 Elite Finish from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.

Northumberland Road Video 2

Dublin Marathon 2016 - Northumberland Road, 25.5 Miles - Video 2 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


 Northumberland Road Video 3

Dublin Marathon 2016 - Northumberland Road, 25.5 Miles - Video 3 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


Northumberland Road Video 4

Dublin Marathon 2016 - Northumberland Road, 25.5 Miles - Video 4 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


Northumberland Road Video 5

Dublin Marathon 2016 - Northumberland Road, 25.5 Miles - Video 5 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


Northumberland Road Video 6

Dublin Marathon 2016 - Northumberland Road, 25.5 Miles - Video 6 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


Northumberland Road Video 7

Dublin Marathon 2016 - Northumberland Road, 25.5 Miles - Video 7 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


Northumberland Road Video 8

Dublin Marathon 2016 - Northumberland Road, 25.5 Miles - Video 8 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


Northumberland Road Video 9

Dublin Marathon 2016 - Northumberland Road, 25.5 Miles - Video 9 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


Northumberland Road Video 10

Dublin Marathon 2016 - Northumberland Road, 25.5 Miles - Video 10 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


Northumberland Road Video 11

Dublin Marathon 2016 - Northumberland Road, 25.5 Miles - Video 11 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.


Northumberland Road Video 12

Dublin Marathon 2016 - Northumberland Road, 25.5 Miles - Video 12 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.

Fourth Place for Denis Coughlan in M35 World Masters Championship

World Fourth Placing for Denis Coughlan


Earlier today, St Finbarr's Athlete Denis Coughlan ran 1:55.68, for M35 fourth placing, at the World Masters T&F Championships, in Perth, Australia. Denis was just 0.58 secs behind Bronze Medalist, Joseph Boland (Canada), 1:55.10.  The  Gold and Silver medals went to Spaniards Juan Ramon Poussin Perez, 1:54.37, and Juan Antonio Giles, 1:54.87.

 Denis Coughlan

Denis had qualified from Thursday morning's heats, as second of the two automatic qualifiers, with a time of 2:01.82.


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 M35 World Masters 800m Final Results

World Masters M35 800m Final Results 2016 min


Live Stream

World Masters Website

World Masters List of Entrants



Denis Coughlan Runs in World Masters in Perth Australia

Denis Coughlan, St Finbarr's AC, Competes in World Masters in Perth Australia

08:40am, Thursday October 27th

 Denis Coughlan


St Finbarr's AC athlete, Denis Coughlan runs in the World Masters M35 800m Championship semi-final tomorrow morning, Thursday 27th, at 8.40am Irish time, Perth Australia. The Final is on Friday, October 28th,at 10.30am Irish time. Denis is ranked 4th of the 15 athletes registered for the event.


Live Stream


World Masters Website


World Masters List of Entrants


Denis Coughlan a

Denis Coughlan pictured at Cork Athletics Awards night 2015, flanked by John Buckley, sponsor of Cork Athletics Graded Leagues and Paddy Buckley, Chairman Cork Athletics, 2015


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 M35 800m Competitor Ranking

Octavio Pérez Calatayud Spain 01:51.4
Juan Ramon Pous Perez Spain 01:52.7
Juan Antonio Gil Spain 01:54.2
Denis Coughlan Ireland 01:55.0
Joseph Boland Canada 01:55.9
Frederic Tremblay France 01:56.8
Scott Tamblin Australia 01:56.8
Carl McMullen Great Britain and Northern Ireland 01:57.5
Mauro David Giménez Argentina 01:58.5
Andre Jakobus South Africa 02:00.0
Bonginkosi Mbhamali South Africa 02:02.0
Brecht Braeckevelt Belgium 02:03.5
Mathew Rogers New Zealand 02:04.0
Daniel Mellish Australia 02:05.0
Ludwig Aigner Germany 02:09.7
Ben Fuller Australia 02:12.0

Registered Cork Athletics Events Week Ending Sun Oct 29th-2016

Registered Events Week Ending Sunday October 29th 2016


Events Weekend Oct 30th min


Sat Oct 29th, 09:30, CIT Track - Athletics Leader Course, inc Free Youth Coaching Places


Sat Oct 29th, 09:30, Athlone IT - Strength & Conditioning, and Multi-Events Coaching Conference


Sat Oct 29th, 14:00, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Sessions - Day 2

Sun Oct 30th, 09:00, Dublin - Dublin Marathon, inc National Marathon Championships

Cork Athletics Events Calendar

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

Cork Team Selections for Athletics Ireland National Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

Abbotstown, Sunday November 27th 2016

 Cross Country General Image min

The following are the Cork team selections for the Athletics Ireland National Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships, to be held iat the National Sports campus at Abbotstown, in west Dublin on November 27th


Can all athletes selected please confirm their availability with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by TOMORROW, Tuesday 15th Nov.

Senior Teams - Team expected to be selected today and will be posted as soon as team lists are to hand.



Girls Under-12Boys Under-12
Amy McCarthy Bandon Colm Gillespie West Muskerry
Avril Milerick Youghal Conor Frawley North Cork
Sorcha Kilgannon Youghal Eoin Quirke Midleton
Ava Fitzgerald Carraig na bhFear Breandán O'Sullivan West Muskerry
Ella Collins Bandon Ronan B Hogan North Cork
Alex Cashman Youghal Dan Andrews Bantry
Leila Carr St Catherines Callum McElhinney Bantry
Nicole Buckley Riverstick Kinsale Briain Cott Midleton
Aine Power Leevale John Murphy Liscarroll
Kathryn O'Mahony Carraig na bhFear Ruaidhri Boyle Carraig na bhFear
Girls Under-14 Boys Under-14
Sarah Morrrison St Nicholas Ciarán McNamee Youghal
Jane Buckley Bandon Jack O'Neill Skibbereen
Avril Cashman Youghal Billy O'Riordan Belgooly
Emma Landers Youghal Diarmuid Healy Midleton
Shannon Cotter West Muskerry Jack Cullen Bandon
Megan Carr St Catherines Gavin Kelleher Bandon
Maeve O'Neill Doheny Colin Roche Courceys
Mallaidh O'Neill Skibbereen Jake Lynch Carraig na bhFear
Aniela B Hogan North Cork Callum McCourt Bandon
Eva Murphy Youghal Michael Cullinane Togher
Girls Under-16 Boys Under-16
Lucy O'Keeffe Youghal Jake McCarthy Youghal
Caoimhe O'Leary Millstreet Tommie Connolly Leevale
Grainne Egan North Cork Christopher O'Reilly Togher
Caoimhe Carey Midleton Frank O'Brien Midleton
Olivia Tuthill Bandon Sean O'Sullivan West Muskerry
Caitlin Hurley West Muskerry James Downey West Muskerry
Lesley Cashman Youghal Conor O'Neill West Muskerry
Jennifer Cotter West Muskerry Tadhg M Manning West Muskerry
Sara Barry St Catherines Eoin Healy North Cork
Aoife Mitchell Midleton Joe Bosonnet Leevale
Girls Under-18 Boys Under-18
Stephanie Cotter West Muskerry Charlie O'Donovan Leevale
Laura Hayes St Catherines Damien Madigan North Cork
Ellen McCarthy Skibbereen Ben Smith Leevale
Christine O'Flynn Carraig na bhFear John Muckian Bandon
Alanah Neff Leevale Conor O'Driscoll Leevale
Maeve McTaggart Togher Naoise ÓFlaitheartaigh Bandon
Caoimhe Hayes St Catherines James Mintern Leevale
Tamzin Muldowney Midleton Simon Upton Youghal
Emma Bickerdike Leevale Alan O'Donovan Leevale
Sarah Mulcahy St Catherines Conor O'Donovan Leevale

Cork Teams for Munster Championships 2016

Munster Athletics Team Nomination Procedure Changes 2016


Cork Womens Cross Country Team Beaufort 2013 Midleton AC min

Photo: (Courtesy Midleton AC) Cork Womens Team, Beaufort, Kerry, November 2013

Team Nominations

Following changes to Munster Competition Regulations, it is no longer a requirement to nominate County Teams. Team positions are now calculated based on 'First Past The Post', i.e. In the Novice Mens event, the first six Cork men will be deemed to comprise the Cork team, and in the Womens event, the first four Cork women will form the team. 

Start Lists

Start Lists for Munster Novice, Under 23 and Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country, Sunday October 23rd 2016

While entries have closed, it remains to be seen if the published list is the final one. 

There are 105 entries in the Novice & Under-23 Womens Championship, with all six Munster counties represented. Hosts Cork, with 56, have the most entries, followed by Tipperary (17), with Kerry close behind, on 16. Clare have nine entries, Waterford five and Limerick have two.

There are 134 entries in the Mens Championships, however only four counties are represented; Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford.  Cork, again, with 85, have the highest entry, followed by Tipperary with 21, Waterford 16 and Kerry with 12.


Womens Start List


1312 Catherine O'Sullivan An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1311 Fiona Kavanagh An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1314 Helena Shanahan An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1313 Liz Heaslip An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1316 Mary O'Connor An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1315 Sharon Cahill An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1534 Shona Heaslip An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1310 Suzanne Neilan An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1317 Suzanne O'Sullivan An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1339 Alma Worrall Ballymore Cobh A.C. Cork
1343 Anne McKeown Ballymore Cobh A.C. Cork
1394 Carol Leahy Ballymore Cobh A.C. Cork
1341 Fiona Downey Ballymore Cobh A.C. Cork
1342 Jennifer Montague Ballymore Cobh A.C. Cork
1340 Ruth Phelan Ballymore Cobh A.C. Cork
1323 Aine Roche Clonmel A.C. Tipperary
1321 Claire Annan Clonmel A.C. Tipperary
1375 Kealey Tideswell Clonmel A.C. Tipperary
1325 Marian Flaherty Clonmel A.C. Tipperary
1326 Michelle Doherty Clonmel A.C. Tipperary
1324 Suzanne Shine Clonmel A.C. Tipperary
1322 Yvonne O'Connor Clonmel A.C. Tipperary
1372 Susan Finn Cork Varsity A.C. Cork
1327 Maebh Fenton Dooneen A.C. Limerick
1402 Susan Looney Duhallow A.C. Cork
1399 Claire Devitt Dundrum A.C. Tipperary
1371 Laura Armstrong Dundrum A.C. Tipperary
1370 Linda Grogan Dundrum A.C. Tipperary
1369 Mairead Julian Dundrum A.C. Tipperary
1385 Martha Quirke Dundrum A.C. Tipperary
1318 Eadaoin O'Neill East Cork A.C. Cork
1319 Eibhlin Cleary East Cork A.C. Cork
1320 Michelle Ahern East Cork A.C. Cork
1305 Ann Marie Connellan Ennis Track A.C. Clare
1303 Becky Coughlan Ennis Track A.C. Clare
1302 Dee Grady Ennis Track A.C. Clare
1308 Ita Hanrahan Ennis Track A.C. Clare
1307 Jane O'Leary Ennis Track A.C. Clare
1309 Lorraine Hayes Ennis Track A.C. Clare
1304 Siobhan Lennon Ennis Track A.C. Clare
1306 Zelina Power Ennis Track A.C. Clare
1334 Bernie O'Mahony Farranfore Maine Valley A.C. Kerry
1330 Caitriona Barry Farranfore Maine Valley A.C. Kerry
1335 Ciara Tierney Farranfore Maine Valley A.C. Kerry
1333 Marie McKenna Farranfore Maine Valley A.C. Kerry
1336 Mary O'Shea Farranfore Maine Valley A.C. Kerry
1331 Niamh De Hora Farranfore Maine Valley A.C. Kerry
1332 Pauline Joseph Farranfore Maine Valley A.C. Kerry
1337 Noreen MacKey Kilmurray/Ibrick/N.Clare A.C. Clare
1373 Jessica Bruton Leevale A.C. Cork
1374 Orla Hayes Leevale A.C. Cork
1398 Sandra Ryan Limerick A.C. Limerick
1365 Aisling O'Neill Mallow A.C. Cork
1360 Anna Borkowska Mallow A.C. Cork
1363 Catherine O'Connor Mallow A.C. Cork
1367 Cliona Woulfe Mallow A.C. Cork
1366 Ida Kelleher Mallow A.C. Cork
1364 Mary Carey Mallow A.C. Cork
1361 Una Downes Mallow A.C. Cork
1362 Valerie Garvey Mallow A.C. Cork
1368 Vera Nagle Mallow A.C. Cork
1381 Ann Geary Midleton A.C. Cork
1376 Anna Doris Midleton A.C. Cork
1379 Claire Parker Midleton A.C. Cork
1378 Eileen Leahy Midleton A.C. Cork
1380 Louise Barry Midleton A.C. Cork
1377 Sinead Kevany Midleton A.C. Cork
1397 Marie O'Shea Mooreabbey Milers A.C Tipperary
1396 Mary Louise Ryan Mooreabbey Milers A.C Tipperary
1403 Ciara Cummins Nenagh Olympic A.C. Tipperary
1338 Debbie McCarthy Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. Cork
1358 Elaine O'Donoghue Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. Cork
1357 Geraldine Walsh Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. Cork
1359 Helen O'Callaghan Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. Cork
1545 Sinead O'Regan Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. Cork
1382 Catherine Clancy St. Catherine's A.C. Cork
1383 Patricia Barry St. Catherine's A.C. Cork
1356 Ali O'Connor St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1350 Anita Murphy St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1354 Brigid Houlihan St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1352 Catherine Garde St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1355 Clodagh McMorrow St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1351 Fiona Keohane St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1349 Irene Eighan St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1549 Orla Crosbie St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1353 Rebecca McEvoy St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1348 Sorcha Kearney St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1329 Jacorlin Hughes Thurles Crokes A.C. Tipperary
1328 Louisa Condon Thurles Crokes A.C. Tipperary
1389 Eimear O'Brien Togher A.C. Cork
1390 Liz Doyle Togher A.C. Cork
1386 Louise Murphy Togher A.C. Cork
1387 Marianne O'Connell Togher A.C. Cork
1393 Marjorie Lynch Togher A.C. Cork
1391 Mary Clancy Togher A.C. Cork
1392 Rachael O'Callaghan Togher A.C. Cork
1388 Yvonne Walsh Togher A.C. Cork
1347 Claudia Lane Mary Waterford A.C. Waterford
1344 Emma Brent Waterford A.C. Waterford
1346 Hilary O'Connell Waterford A.C. Waterford
1345 Niamh Tebay Waterford A.C. Waterford
1395 Colette O'Donoghue Watergrasshill A.C. Cork
1400 Rachael O'Shea West Muskerry A.C. Cork
1401 Stephanie O'Sullivan West Muskerry A.C. Cork
1384 Kate Veale West Waterford A.C. Waterford


Mens Start List

1422 Conor O'Mahony An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1426 Daniel Murphy An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1424 Danny Murphy An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1421 Kevin McCarthy An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1419 Martin Dineen An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1427 Patrick O'Connor An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1425 Sean O'Sullivan An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1423 Tommy O'Brien An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1420 Trevor Dunne An Riocht A.C. Kerry
1514 Donal Downey Ballymore Cobh A.C. Cork
1449 Liam Hurley Ballymore Cobh A.C. Cork
1448 Peter Howie Ballymore Cobh A.C. Cork
1447 Tobias Lehnhoff Ballymore Cobh A.C. Cork
1446 Trevor Cummins Ballymore Cobh A.C. Cork
1450 Michael Harrington Bantry A.C. Cork
1520 Dean Cronin Blarney/Inniscara A.C. Cork
1463 Don Sheehan Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. Cork
1459 Jamie Buckley Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. Cork
1461 Jim O'Mahony Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. Cork
1458 Robert Boyle Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. Cork
1460 Ruairi Myers Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. Cork
1462 Sean O'Sullivan Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. Cork
1513 Andrew Downey Carrick-on-Suir A.C. Tipperary
1500 Michael Carey Clonmel A.C. Tipperary
1478 Dermot Hayes Dundrum A.C. Tipperary
1480 Donal Keane Dundrum A.C. Tipperary
1484 Gareth McGlinchy Dundrum A.C. Tipperary
1479 Jim Halley Dundrum A.C. Tipperary
1481 Martin Keane Dundrum A.C. Tipperary
1482 Michael Ryan Dundrum A.C. Tipperary
1483 Paudraig Coen Dundrum A.C. Tipperary
1529 Colin Foley Eagle A.C. Cork
1531 Damian Kenneally Eagle A.C. Cork
1532 John O'Callaghan Eagle A.C. Cork
1530 Raymond Harrington Eagle A.C. Cork
1533 Vincent O'Sullivan Eagle A.C. Cork
1410 Brian Harty East Cork A.C. Cork
1412 Conor Tierney East Cork A.C. Cork
1408 Darragh Canavan East Cork A.C. Cork
1435 Donogh Wall East Cork A.C. Cork
1411 Kevin O'Leary East Cork A.C. Cork
1407 Nicky O'Donoghue East Cork A.C. Cork
1409 Shane Harrington East Cork A.C. Cork
1416 Brian Gallagher Ferrybank A.C. Waterford
1414 Denis Culloty Ferrybank A.C. Waterford
1417 Eoin Lyons Ferrybank A.C. Waterford
1415 Louis O'Carroll Ferrybank A.C. Waterford
1413 Shane O'Rahilly Ferrybank A.C. Waterford
1418 Warran Roche Ferrybank A.C. Waterford
1440 Brian O'Connor Grange/Fermoy A.C. Cork
1439 Darren Flynn Grange/Fermoy A.C. Cork
1441 Kealan O'Connor Grange/Fermoy A.C. Cork
1443 Morris Tobin Grange/Fermoy A.C. Cork
1442 Tom Owens Grange/Fermoy A.C. Cork
1489 Alfie Davis Leevale A.C. Cork
1486 Andrew Hobbs Leevale A.C. Cork
1497 Brian Shiels Leevale A.C. Cork
1494 Christopher Murphy Leevale A.C. Cork
1495 Dave Condon Leevale A.C. Cork
1428 David Fox Leevale A.C. Cork
1499 David McEvoy Leevale A.C. Cork
1496 Dennis O'Regan Leevale A.C. Cork
1487 Francisco Jaen Leevale A.C. Cork
1493 Heywood Richardson Leevale A.C. Cork
1429 Luke Horgan Leevale A.C. Cork
1488 Mark Walsh Leevale A.C. Cork
1498 Philip Crowley Leevale A.C. Cork
1490 Stephen Young Leevale A.C. Cork
1492 Sylvain Andrieu Leevale A.C. Cork
1491 Tim Crowley Leevale A.C. Cork
1511 Darragh Browne Lios Tuathail A.C. Kerry
1512 Eamon Lacy Lios Tuathail A.C. Kerry
1521 Martin O'Sullivan Liscarroll A.C. Kerry
1471 David Lyons Mallow A.C. Cork
1472 John Hogan Mallow A.C. Cork
1473 Michael Kilmartin Mallow A.C. Cork
1474 Nick Darmody Mallow A.C. Cork
1475 Noel Daly Mallow A.C. Cork
1477 Padraic Birmingham Mallow A.C. Cork
1476 Patric Zajac Mallow A.C. Cork
1470 Paul Moloney Mallow A.C. Cork
1503 Barry Williams Midleton A.C. Cork
1504 Edwin Cashman Midleton A.C. Cork
1501 Mark O'Reilly Midleton A.C. Cork
1502 Mike Hallahan Midleton A.C. Cork
1436 Kieran Lees Mooreabbey Milers A.C Tipperary
1437 Stuart Moloney Mooreabbey Milers A.C Tipperary
1519 Tom Blackburn Mooreabbey Milers A.C Tipperary
1445 Paddy Cummins Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. Tipperary
1444 Paul Bowe Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. Tipperary
1485 Stephen Flanagan Moyne A.C. Tipperary
1508 Chris O'Connell St. Catherine's A.C. Cork
1505 John Beecher St. Catherine's A.C. Cork
1507 Kevin Hayes St. Catherine's A.C. Cork
1509 Kieran Harte St. Catherine's A.C. Cork
1527 Michael Byrne St. Catherine's A.C. Cork
1528 Paul Mulcahy St. Catherine's A.C. Cork
1506 Shane Fitzgerald St. Catherine's A.C. Cork
1466 Alan Lehane St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1464 Eoin O'Keeffe St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1467 Joe Cunningham St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1465 Michael Houlihan St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1548 Paddy Barry St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1468 Padraig Sheehan St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1547 Rory O'Sullivan St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1469 Stephen Geoghegan St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork
1431 Denis Shanahan Thurles Crokes A.C. Tipperary
1515 John Dooley Thurles Crokes A.C. Tipperary
1432 John Fitzgibbon Thurles Crokes A.C. Tipperary
1433 John Fogarty Thurles Crokes A.C. Tipperary
1434 John O'Shaughnessy Thurles Crokes A.C. Tipperary
1430 John Treacy Thurles Crokes A.C. Tipperary
1405 Cullen Lynch Togher A.C. Cork
1404 Evan Byrne Togher A.C. Cork
1406 Liam Hennessy Togher A.C. Cork
1535 Liam Hennessy Togher A.C. Cork
1451 Barry Keane Waterford A.C. Waterford
1455 Brian Cuddihy Waterford A.C. Waterford
1453 Noel Murphy Waterford A.C. Waterford
1452 Pj Scollard Waterford A.C. Waterford
1457 Ronan Clinton Waterford A.C. Waterford
1456 Tony Quinlan Waterford A.C. Waterford
1454 Vinnie Codd Waterford A.C. Waterford
1516 Bryan Crowley Watergrasshill A.C. Cork
1517 David Yelverton Watergrasshill A.C. Cork
1518 Ger Hayes Watergrasshill A.C. Cork
1522 Henry Browne West Muskerry A.C. Cork
1524 Jeremy Kelleher West Muskerry A.C. Cork
1526 Jerry O'Mahony West Muskerry A.C. Cork
1525 Paul Leahy West Muskerry A.C. Cork
1523 Seamus Gallagher West Muskerry A.C. Cork
1510 Damien Murphy West Waterford A.C. Waterford
1536 Damien Murphy West Waterford A.C. Waterford
1438 Mossie Keogh West Waterford A.C. Waterford

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