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European Masters Championships - Braga 2022

Cork Masters in Pole Position at European Masters Indoor T&F Championships 2022

Braga, Portugal

February 20th - 27th 2022

 

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Some of the Irish Masters Contingent, Braga 2022

 

The European Masters Athletics Championships took place in Braga Portugal, from February 20th - 27th, with over 2000 athletes from 43 countries competing. A total of 87 Irish athletes took part in what turned out to be the most successful Masters Championships by an Irish Masters Team, finishing in 7th place in the overall medal table. The Irish squad collected a superb 59 Medals in total; 24 gold, 18 silver and 17 bronze making this the largest medal collection by the Irish masters team

Photos: Patrick Cross has a fine collection of photos on his Flickr account

 

Annette Quaid, Leevale AC, was, along with Anne Gilsinan, leading medal winner among the Irish women, securing three medals each

 

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 Annette Quaid and Donie Walsh

 

Michael Kiely, Rising Sun AC, completed a full deck of medals, with Gold, Silver and Bronze

 

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 Hugh McSweeney & Michael Kiely

 

The 4x200m Men’s relay team of Hugh McSweeney, Eagle AC, Mick Priest, Fr. Murphy AC, Michael Kiely, Rising Sun AC, and Matt Slattery, Clonliffe Harriers AC, secured a gold medal, also set a new Irish Masters record time of 2:08.76

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 Irish M70 4x200 Winning Team

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 M70 4x200m Results

 

Team Ireland also took gold across the relays with the women securing four sets of team medals and one silver, complemented by the men securing both a gold and a bronze medal. Included in the women's tally, was the F40 Women who took Gold in 1:45.43; Avril Dillon, Kathryn McDevitt, Annette Quaid, Leevale AC and Sinead O'Regan, Riverstick Kinsale AC

 

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  Irish F40 4x200m Winning Team

 

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 F40 4x200m Results

 

Ukraine Support

Team Ireland Masters athletes organised a collection of €2,000 and clothing for the Ukrainian Masters Team. The collection was an impromptu representation of the generosity of the athletes

Team Ukraine’s athletes remain in Portugal, safe from the war currently facing their country

 

Full European Masters Indoor T&F Championship Results 2022


Team Ireland Medalists:

60m Hurdles Women

M40 (Silver) Avril Dillon 8.90                

F55 (Bronze) Geraldine Finnegan 10.55

60m Men

M50 (Silver) John Corr, Leevale AC, 07.40

M55 (Gold) David Hayde 07.61

60m Women

F40 (Bronze) Avril Dillon 07.88

F55 (Bronze) Moira Groome 08.82

200m Men

M50 (Bronze) John Corr, Leevale AC, 24:25

M55 (Bronze) David Hayde 24:77  

 

200m Women

F55 (Bronze) Carol Kearney 29.04

400m Men

M70 (Silver) Matthew Slattery 67.31
M70 (5th) Ken Higgs, Eagle AC 69.04

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Ken Higgs & Hugh McSweeney

 

M75 (Silver) Hugh McSweeney, Eagle AC 72.99

400m Women

F40 (Gold) Annette Quaid, Leevale AC, 58.39

F55 (Silver) Carol Kearney 64.89

800m Men

M65 (Bronze) Joe Gough 02:22.22

M70 (Bronze) Michael Priest 02:37.58

M75 (Silver) Michael Kiely, Rising Sun AC 02:57.36

800m Women

F35 (Gold) Mary Horgan 02:14.19

F40 (Gold) Annette Quaid, Leevale AC, 02:17.51

F55 (Gold) Anne Gilshinan 02:21.18

1500m Men

M65 (Gold) Joe Gough 04:50.84

M75 (Bronze) Michael Kiely, Rising Sun AC 06:02.82

1500m Women

F40 (Gold) Denise Toner 04:42.70

F40 (Silver) Annette Quaid, Leevale AC, 04:39.24

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F45 (Silver) Catriona Devine 04:55.72

F55 (Gold) Anne Gilshinan 04:46.94

3000m Men

M35 (Gold) Eoin Everard 08:35.33

3000m Walk Men

M75 (Gold) John McMullin 18:31.88

 

3000m Walk Women

F50 (Bronze) Sinead McConnell 16.05.81

3000m Women

F40 (Gold) Denise Toner 09:55.99

F55 (Gold) Anne Gilshinan 11:26.37  

F60 (Silver) Irene Clements 11:49.99

F75 (Silver) Evelyn McNeils 16:34.08

5KM Walk Men

M75 (Gold) John McMullin 31.30

5KM Walk Women

F50 (Bronze) Sinead McConnell 27.30

8KM Cross-Country Women

F40 (Gold) Michelle Kenny, Leevale AC, 00:32.49

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 Michelle Kenny tracking

 

F40 (Bronze) Aoife Parrella 00:33.59

 

6.4km Cross-Country Women

F60 (Silver) Irene Clements 00:29:23

F65 (Silver) Noreen Bonner 00:31:15

F70 (Gold) Eileen Kenny 00:33:41

F75 (Silver) Evelyn McNelis 00:41:06  

 

Long Jump Women

F35 (Gold) Ciara Kearns 05.39m

High Jump Men

M70 (Bronze) Michael Priest 01.35m 

 

Hammer Throw Men

M35 (Gold) John Dwyer 51.78m

Discuss Throw Men

M35 (Silver) John Dwyer 41.08m

Discuss Throw Women

F60 (Bronze) Mary Barrett 23.63m

Pole Vault Women

F55 (Silver) Geraldine Finegan 02.50m

 

Weight Throw Women

F35 (Silver) Emma Conway 8.34m

Weight Throw Men

M35 (Gold) John Dwyer 16.11m

 

Javelin Women

F55 (Silver) Geraldine Finnegan 26.33m

 

Pentathlon Women

F55 (Bronze) Geraldine Finnegan 4041 points


Team:    4x200m Relay Women

F40 Women Gold 1:45.43 - Avril Dillon, Kathryn McDevitt, Annette Quaid, Leevale AC, Sinead O'Regan

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F40 4x200m Results 

 

F45 Women Gold 1:57.13 - Maggie O'Connor, Annette Durkan, Leanne Wellings, Mary Scanlon

F50 Women Gold 1:58.26 - Moira Groome, Dara Carr, Carol Kearney, Linda Nally

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 Irish M70 4x200m Team

 

Team:  4x200m Relay Men

M45 Men Bronze 1:41.37 John CorrLeevale AC, Martin O'Donnell, David Hayde, Stephen Byrne

M70 Men Gold 2:08.76 - Hugh McSweeney, Mick Priest, Michael Kiely, Matt Slattery

 

Team:    Cross Country

 F40 Gold - Michelle Kenny, Leevale AC, Aoife Parella, Donna Evans

 F65 Gold - Eileen Kenny, Noreen Bonner, Evelyn McNelis

 

Team:    5KM Road Walk

 F50 Bronze – Sinead McConnell, Maggie Helen O'Connor, Anne Gormley

St Nicholas AC to Host Cork Athletics County Road Championships 2022

St Nicholas AC Will Host County Road Championships 2022

The County Road Championships will be hosted by St. Nicolas AC, at 11am, on Friday March 18th (Bank Holiday)

 

Cork Athletics Womens County Road Championship 2016

 Start of Womens Championship 2016

Full details are on the Cork Athletics Calendar Event Page



NB: Athletes are expected to enter themselves individually and pay their entry fee on the day, except only where prior arrangement has been made with Liam O'Brien (See Cork Athletics Calendar Event Page for details)

 

Cork County Road Championships Entry Form

Louise Shanahan Wins British University 800m Indoor Championship 2022

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) 800m Gold for Louise Shanahan

EIS Sheffield, UK

Sunday February 20th 2022

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Louise Shanahan, Cambridge University and Leevale AC

Louise Shanahan, Cambridge University and Leevale AC, retained her British Universities Indoor 800m Championship Title, in Sheffield today, with a commanding performance, winning in 2:05.87, from Francesca Brint in 2:07.53. While there were still five athletes in contention at the bell, Louise was always in control, and, after 'opening it up' entering the back straight, was pulling away all the way to the line

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Women's 800m Results

 

Video Womens 800m

Women's 800m begins at 65 minutes on full video

 

Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships Postponed

Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships Postponed Due to Status Orange Weather Alert

Rescheduled for Thursday March 3rd



Fridays Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships have been postponed due to Met Éireann's Status Orange weather alert, with snow, sleet, winds and cold temperatures forecast

 

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Weather forecast for noon Friday February 18th - Sleet, snow and freezing temperatures

Statement from Munster Schools Athletics Association

Issued 9pm Wednesday February 16th

"To schools athletics officials. The Munster schools cross country has been postponed, due to the orange weather warning in place on Friday next. The fixture is rescheduled for Thursday March 3rd.

Officials and others will be contacted, in due course, regarding arrangements, and your availability for that date"




Cash or Tickets for National Intermediate and Masters Cross-Country Chps 2022

 Cash or Ticket now OK for National Intermediate & Masters Cross-Country Championships 2022

Castlelyons, Co. Cork

Sunday February 13th 2022

This event is organised and hosted by St Nicholas AC on behalf of Cork Athletics and Athletics Ireland

St Nicholas AC Facebook Page

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Update 2pm Saturday 12th February

In an everchanging situation, Athletics Ireland has agreed to accept cash at the gate for tomorrow's Cross-Country. If you already have a ticket, it remains valid

If you do not have a ticket, cash will be accepted. However there will be NO CARD PAYMENT facility available - its Cash or Ticket

 

Entry is free for Under 16's and Adults pay €10 each

 

Issues with the Athletics Ireland online ticket system were brought to AAI's attention yesterday, however it was felt that there was no issue with the system, and that the problem lay with the end-user perhaps not being computer literate. AAI now admits that there is a problem with the system

 

Tickets

Entry to this event is by TICKET ONLY

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Access to the venue is Cashless only - Tickets must be bought beforehand. Under 16's go free, and competing athletes will also be admitted free of charge (They have already paid their entry fee)

 

Update 20:00pm Friday 11th

Following enquiries, it appears that anyone arriving without a Ticket will be asked to use their phone to buy their ticket(s), and reapproach the turnstiles once they have done this

Provisional Timetable

Further Details for Sunday's National Cross-Country Championship

 

Tickets for National Intermediate and Masters Cross-Country Chps 2022

 Cashless Event - National Intermediate & Masters Cross-Country Championships 2022

Castlelyons, Co. Cork

Sunday February 13th 2022

This event is organised and hosted by St Nicholas AC on behalf of Cork Athletics and Athletics Ireland

St Nicholas AC Facebook Page

 

 

istockphoto euro cash ticket image

 

Update 2pm Saturday 12th February

In an everchanging situation, Athletics Ireland has agreed to accept cash at the gate for tomorrow's Cross-Country. If you already have a ticket, it remains valid

If you do not have a ticket, cash will be accepted. However there will be NO CARD PAYMENT facility available - its Cash or Ticket

 

Entry is free for Under 16's and Adults pay €10 each

 

Issues with the Athletics Ireland online ticket system were brought to AAI's attention yesterday, however it was felt that there was no issue with the system, and that the problem lay with the end-user perhaps not being computer literate. AAI now admits that there is a problem with the system


Tickets

Entry to this event is by TICKET ONLY


aai national masters tickets 2022
Access to the venue is Cashless only - Tickets must be bought beforehand. Under 16's go free, and competing athletes will also be admitted free of charge (They have already paid their entry fee)

 

Update 20:00pm Friday 11th

Following enquiries, it appears that anyone arriving without a Ticket will be asked to use their phone to buy their ticket(s), and reapproach the turnstiles once they have done this

 

 

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Provisional Timetable

 

Further Details for Sunday's National Cross-Country Championship

 

Stephen Hennessy – A Youghal Sporting Legend - Report by John Walshe

STEPHEN HENNESSY – A YOUGHAL SPORTING LEGEND

This article by John Walshe appeared in the Youghal/Midleton & District News

 

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Stephen Hennessy

 

His athletics career may have been all too brief, but in a short few years in the late 1960s Stephen Hennessy achieved more honours at national and local level than most pack into a lifetime.

On a recent Tuesday morning, over a coffee in the Boardwalk on the Mall, as Stephen flicked through his beautifully-kept scrapbook the memories came flooding back of races, venues travelled to, and of the people who enriched his life along the way

It all began for the man from Sarsfield Terrace at the end of 1963, when he first commenced running. The following year, he joined the then-fledging Youghal Athletic Club. “Some of the people there at that time would be Paddy Coleman, George Walsh, Freddie Walsh, Mick Buckley, Mick Harty, Jerry Russell, my brother Christy and Raymond Carr,” he recalls. “My first year running was a big surprise to me as I came second in the Munster Youths to Donie Walsh and also second to Donie in the All-Ireland.”

Walsh - then with the Hilltown club, and later Leevale - would go on to become one of Ireland’s greatest runners and proved to be something of a thorn in the Youghal man’s side when again defeating him in both the 1966 All-Ireland Youths and Cork Novice championships. There was some consolation in the latter race as Stephen, along with Freddie Walsh, Mick Buckley and Michael Harty, took the club award

But all that changed a year later, as he explained: “I won the County Youths, Munster Youths and All-Ireland Youths and captained the Cork team, but my big achievement that year of 1967 was to beat the NACA champion John Buckley, and the AAU champion PJ O’Sullivan, in the All-Army senior cross-country.”

                                  stephen henessy podium                              All-Ireland Youths Cross-Country, Tullamore, 1968. Stephen Hennessy tops the podium, with Richie Crowley, Blarney AC second, and third PJ Leddy, Ballinamore AC         

This brought national attention to the 18-year-old from Youghal, as the following report by the knowledgeable John Comyn in the Sunday Independent relates: “One of the biggest shocks of the sporting year was the success of Cork’s latest prodigy, Stephen Hennessy, in the Army cross-country championships. Though still a youth, Stephen took on the top men in both associations and simply ran away from them over a very muddy course in the Phoenix Park. At 18 years of age, he must now rank as the top senior in the NACA and on form behind only Derek Graham and Tom O’Riordan in the whole country.”

 

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Winning performance from Stephen Hennessy, at Frogmore Youghal, 1967

 

At the time, any member of the FCA – which Stephen joined at 16 - was eligible to run the Army championships. “It was Paddy ‘Waxer’ Daly who got me to join; I was a member of the C Company 23rd Battalion based in the Sluagh Hall, Midleton. In 1966, at 17, I won the All-Army mile at the Curragh in a time of 4:20, which was my fastest. I qualified to go to Switzerland to represent the Army but due to lack of funds they didn’t send a team.”

Another major achievement was to win the individual All-Ireland Army cross-country in 1967 and he was also on the All-Ireland winning team three years in a row. That was the year that the ‘split’ in Irish athletics was healed with the formation of BLE and Stephen created another bit of history the following season when he was a member of the Cork team to win the first BLE national cross-country title at Mallow.

His numerous victories while still a youth saw him named as the Evening Echo Sports Personality on a couple of occasions, the citation following one success reading: “Fair haired Stephen Hennessy of Youghal created a major sensation at Baldonnell, Co Dublin, on Sunday last when he won the All-Army Cross-Country Championship, beating the cream of the ‘over the country’ men in Ireland. This was undoubtedly the 18-years-old Youghal boy’s greatest achievement, for although he enjoyed great success since he first competed in this gruelling sport he was very little fancied in this particular race.”

To achieve such marvellous results at an age that would be unheard of today, was it natural ability or training that brought him to such a level? “I suppose I had the ability for running but I got the experience from the lads I trained with. When I started I was only doing three miles a day and then after a few months I went up to four miles and after that I was doing six miles a day. I used to train a lot on the strand which I found very good and I’d recommend it to anybody. I used to run in the soft sand for maybe a half-mile and then go down onto the hard sand for another half-mile and then back up to the soft sand. I found that gave me the strength and the power at the finish of a race to break away.”

Stephen also got great advice from the late Paddy Coleman who won Irish championships over 1500m and one mile, along with training partners George and Freddie Walsh. “We used to do between 10 and 15 miles a day and then every three or four months I’d run 26 miles to build up the stamina. I’d go off on my own on a Sunday morning from Jerry Russell’s garage almost to Talllow, and back home. I never used to look at the watch until I finished; I can’t understood today when I see people looking at their watch every few hundred yards.”

Although road races weren’t as prevalent as today, he notched up another significant victory on New Year’s Eve 1966 when coming first before his home crowd at the inaugural Youghal Round-the-Houses event which took place just before midnight. Another major fixture of the time was the Cork to Cobh 15-miler held in April. Here, Stephen Hennessy has another amazing tale to tell: “My disappointment there was one year I finished fourth. I had run 12 miles that morning in training when Jerry Russell said he was going up to Cork and would I run the race. He persuaded me to go and I maintained if I hadn’t run the 12 miles that morning I would have won it. I was third at one stage but was passed by Mick Molloy [1968 Olympian] before the finish.”

Towards the end of his running career, Stephen also played hurling and football with Youghal. On one occasion when Youghal were playing Cloyne in the semi-final of the U21 hurling at Castlemartyr, after the match he put on his running gear and ran the 10 miles home to Youghal!

Regrets - as the song says, ‘he’s had a few, but then again too few to mention’ – include not being offered an athletics scholarship like many of his contemporaries and also not to be given the opportunity to run overseas with the army due to lack of funds. “After I retired, I still ran for years but I could never show the interest that I had. I said what’s the point, I won what I won and I proved that I was able to run. I was happy that I had done something and I got a great sense of achievement out of it.”

The countless trophies and cups won by Stephen also served a purpose as he donated five or six boxes to his club-mate Willie O’Mahony from Gortroe who re-used them for some of the many under-age events he used to organise.

 

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Youghal and Midleton News

 

After working in Seafield Fabrics for 14 years, Stephen spent over 30 years in the army which included eight trips to the Lebanon. Today, he still retains a great interest in the sport he enhanced with such distinction over 50 years ago. He plays golf on his local course a few times a week and on alternate days walks a brisk four miles to maintain fitness.

And no doubt after some of those walks as he sits by his kitchen table that bulky green scrapbook is once again taken down as he re-lives those glory days when he brought such honour and enjoyment to his native town

 

Other Guest Articles by John Walshe

 

1972 Fermoy Cross-Country Championship Recalled

 

Midleton AC County Novice Cross-Country Team 1971

 

Donie Walsh - 1971 European Championships 10,000m Recalled

 

Willie O'Mahony has clocked the miles building East Cork Athletics

 

Memorable Youghal Road Race Took Place at Midnight on New Year's Eve

 

Midleton AC Virtual Club Challenge

 

Cork Cross-Country of 1980

 

Cork Marathon Magic in 1986 as Marion Lyons Wins


The 1985 Cork 800 Marathon


Tullamore Man Won First Cork Marathon


Pioneering Women of Cross-Country

 

Grange International Cross-Country of 1980 Recalled 40 Years On

 

Youghal AC's London Emer Casey 10k Exploits

 

30 Years Ago - Liam O'Brien Wins Cork County Senior Cross-Country Championship

 

50 Years Ago - When John Buckley Beat The Olympic Champion

 

40 Years Ago - Jerry Murphy Wins Munster Marathon Championship

 

Aoife Cooke Runs 55:17 in Mallow 10 2019

 

Munster Cross-Country of 1989

 

Steeplechase Legends Meet at Antrim International

 

Aidan Hogan - Ultra-Athlete

 

RUNNING FOR BETTER

 

Cork to Cobh 40 Years Ago

 

Unique National Double for McGraths

Athlete Transfer Deadline - March 24th 2022

Deadline - March 24th 2022

 

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Cork Athletics Facebook page



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

Please do NOT use the online permit application system, as there are technical and admin issues with the process

 

Transfer forms may be downloaded from the Athletics Ireland website.  

 

The Sequence and Procedure on the form MUST be followed



Completed Transfer Forms


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

[Every transfer window, one of more forms are sent directly to Dublin, bypassing Cork County Board

This results in, at best, delayed transfers, whilst the transfer may be held over until the next Transfer Window. (e.g. for the current deadline, of March 24th, it is unlikely that Cork Athletics will receive incorrectly directed forms back from AAI HQ by it's April meeting, so it may be May or even June before the transfer is approved.)]

 

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

 

Closing date is Thursday March 24th


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

 

The Transfer Form MUST be signed in the following order

By the:

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

•   New Club

•   Outgoing Club

•   County Board (outgoing club)

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

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

Incomplete, improperly, or incorrectly completed forms will be rejected

 

Notes:

  • Athletes must be in good stead with the outgoing club, i.e. they must not owe any membership  fee, or other arrears, and all club property in their possession must have been returned
  • Athletes whose membership of the outgoing club has lapsed by more than three years do NOT require a transfer, i.e. they are free to change clubs without going through the formal transfer process - they can be simply registered by the incoming club.  Note: Effectively this means that anyone transferring, who has been registered in ANY of the years 2019, 2020, or 2021, will need to fill out a Transfer Form

 

Next Transfer Window, following March 24th 2022, will close on August 24th 2022

 

Note: Cork Athletics County Board has asked Athletics Ireland to consider extending the transfer deadline until "One month after Athletics is allowed to resume". 

Please note that there is no guarantee that Athletics ireland will agree to this. If AAI agree with the request, an update will be posted on this website and on Cork Athletics social media. In the meantime, please ensure that completed forms are with John Copithorne, Cork Athletics County Board Registrar, by Wednesday March 24th 2021

 

Athletics Ireland Seeks Host Clubs for 2022-2023 Cross-Country Season

Would Your Club Like to Host a National Cross-Country Championship in 2022-2023?

 County Juvenile Even-Age XC

 

Athletics Ireland is looking for expressions of interest from member clubs that may be interested in hosting one of the National Cross-Country Championships

Following on from last weekend's superbly run National Championships in Castlelyons, hosted by St. Nicholas AC, more Cork Clubs may be interested in holding one of these prestigious Championships. Cork Athletics County Board would welcome, support and assist any club interested in hosting any of these events


Download Cross-Country Host Application Form (Word Document)

 

Download Cross-Country Host Application Form (PDF Document)


Download Cross-Country Start/Finish Schematic (PDF Document)

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday March 16th

 

Athletics Ireland Cross-Country Championship Events


Juvenile Uneven Age & Novice Cross Country Championships


Intermediate, Masters & Juvenile “B” Cross Country Championships


Senior & Even Age Cross Country Championships


Some of the Criteria to Be Met

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athletics ireland cross country start line barrier requirementsBarrier Requirements for Cross-Country ChampionshipsBarrier, Stake & Tape Requirements

The course should ideally be a closed site, and must be at a minimum of 7 acres in size. This is about the combined size of 4 standard football pitches

Total parking facilities should be large enough to cater for up to 1400 cars at any one time, either on site or a park and ride facility close to the location. Traffic Management should be an assigned task throughout the course of the event

Check-in should be located within the course, and be as near to the entrance as possible. The Check-in Marquee should be approx. 18m x 3m (marquee), and cater for 6 check-in groups, along with another 18m x 6m, to accommodate athlete queues

 

"As the Cross-Country season is now complete for 2021/22, Athletics Ireland are looking for all clubs within the organisation to consider hosting a National Cross-Country championship for the season 2022/23 as outlined in our Cross Country Application Form attached.

If your club are interested and meet the criteria as outlined in the application, please email your completed application no late than Wednesday the 16th of March to the competition Manager Lizzy Broderick.

Athletics Ireland will get back to all clubs who have shown an interest in due course"

This Weeks Events - Sun February 20th 2022

Cork Events This Week - to Sunday February 20th 2022

 

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This Week: Munster Schools XC Chps, Munster Juvenile Indoors (Days 1 & 2), Parkruns and Eagle AC's Carrigaline 5

TV: NIA Livestream (6pm Wed) and Liévin (World Athletics Indoor Tour)(11:20:am Sat, TG4)

 

Weather

Two big storms are forecast for the next few days, with the potential to disrupt the weekend's schedule.  Several waves of snow, some heavy, and heavy rain are forecast between later Thursday night and overnight on Saturday


It's still way too early to have any degree of certainty as to what will happen, and the heaviest falls look to be further up the country - Updates over the coming days

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - April , 2014 - May 2016 (on Old Cork Athletics website)

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

Race Calendar / Fixtures List - Athletics Ireland Registered Events

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

Official Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork



Wednesday February 16th, 18:00pm - NIA Indoor - Dublin

 

Friday February 18th, 12 noon, Riverstick - Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships

 POSTPONED until Thursday March 3rd, due to Status Orange Weather Alert for Friday

 

Saturday February 19th, Nenagh, 9:30am - Munster Under 12 - Under 19 Indoor Championships - Day 1 2022

 
 Saturday February 19th, Various Locations, 9:30am - Parkrun - Various Locations

 

Saturday February 19th, TG4 TV, 11:20am - World Athletics Indoor Tour 2022 - Liévin (TV)

 

Sunday February 20th, Nenagh, 9:30am - Munster Under 12 - Under 19 Indoor Championships - Day 2 2022

 

Sunday February 20th, Carrigaline, 11am - Eagle AC Tommy Ryan Memorial Carrigaline 5 Mile

 Sunday February 20th, Rahan Woods, Mallow, 11am - Rahan Woods (IMRA - Cork)

Sunday February 20th, Dunleer, Louth, 12 noon - Ras na hEireann (Louth race)

Sports Capital Programme Allocations - Athletics 2022

Athletics Awarded €3.25M in Sports Capital Programme Allocations 2022

Friday February 11th 2021

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Government Press Release Feb 11th

 

Sports Capital Grant Allocations 2020 (announced Feb 11th 2022)

 

A total of €3,267,717, towards 87 projects, has been provisionally awarded to Athletics projects in Ireland today. Six Cork clubs, along with MTU Athletics Track are included.  More grant allocations for athletics are likely to be 'hidden' in the detail, as many grant applications are likely to have come via 'Multi-Sport' applications

 

Cork is to receive €418,683 (12.81%) of this, with Bandon AC to get €290,000 towards their new track and facilities. West Muskerry AC will receive €50,027 for their 120m 4 lane sprint track

MTU track is set for €42,811 for "Outdoor equipment", and Fanahan McSweeney AC has been allocated €22,380 towards a steel shed and mobile lighting tower

Grange-Fermoy AC have been assigned €5,595 towards "Storage Shed and Long Jump Runway", Carraig na bhFear AC; €5,620 for a 'Grass Mower' and Midleton AC Juvenile Section are to receive €2,250 for Sports Equipment

 

Cork Allocations

OrganisationProject TitleProvisional Allocation
Bandon Athletic Club Outdoor 6/8 lane athletics track & field facility €290,000
West Muskerry Athletic Club 4 Lane 120m Sprint Track €50,027
Cork Institute of Technology Outdoor equipment for Athletics Track €42,811
Fanahan Mcsweeney Athletic Club Purchase of steel shed and mobile lighting tower. €22,380
Carraig na bhFear Athletic Club Grass Mower €5,620
Grange Fermoy Athletic Club Grange Fermoy AC Storage Shed and Long Jump Runway €5,595
Midleton Athletics Club Sports Equipment for Midleton AC Juvenile Section €2,250
     
   Total €418,683

 

Overall Athletics Allocations

CountyOrganisationProject TitleProvisional Allocation
Longford Longford Athletics Club C.L.G. Upgrade of Indoor Athletics Centre of Excellence €300,000
Cork Bandon Athletic Club Outdoor 6/8 lane athletics track & field facility €290,000
Tipperary Nenagh Olympic Athletic Club Outdoor Walking/ Running Track, Multi Use Area. €248,851
Dublin Dundrum South Dublin Athletics Club 2020 - Walkinq/Joqqinq Track €150,000
Wicklow Roundwood & District Athletics Club Roundwood and Districts Athletics Club Clubhouse €148,272
Offaly Tullamore Harriers Athletic Club Phase 2 Tullamore Harriers Upgrade - Astro Pitch €140,099
Kerry An Riocht Athletic Club An Riocht Participation and Sustainability Project €138,631
Kerry Kenmare Community School Create home qrounds for ISG, ladies football club. €128,116
Galway Crauqhwell Athletic Club Apply tartan layer to 400m athletics track €120,000
Meath Cushinstown Athletic Club Fitness Studio Recreational and Sensory Room €120,000
Dublin Athletic Association of Ireland Ltd Athletics Ireland Equipment €75,118
Kerry Tralee Harriers Athletic Club Tartan Lanes and Hiqh jump Area €58,886
Cavan Shercock Sports and Recreational Facilities Ltd. Regional Sports Hall Equipment and Track €57,562
Kildare Celbridge Athletic Club Phase 3 - Floodlighting on tarmac track €55,000
Cork West Muskerry Athletic Club 4 Lane 120m Sprint Track €50,027
Kilkenny St. Joseph's Athletic Club St Josephs AC Walkway & Floodlight Project €50,000
Limerick Limerick Athletic Club Track & Field Development at UL Track €49,706
Limerick West Limerick Athletics Club Track & Field Equipment for New Athletics Hub €47,368
Sliqo South Sliqo Community Park Ltd 6 Lane Tartan Track 70 M Outdoor. €47,000
Kildare Crookstown Millview Athletics Club Athletics Track remedial works. €46,821
Kilkenny Thomastown Athletic Club Thomastown Athletic Club- Sports equipment. €46,425
Cork Cork Institute of Technology Outdoor equipment for Athletics Track €42,811
Clare Tulla Athletic Club Hiqh Jump and Javelin athletics surface €37,617
Meath Dunshauqhlin Athletic Club Dunshauqhlin Athletic Club (DAC) -Track Liqhtinq €36,435
Dublin Metro St Brigid's Athletic Club 2020 - Athletics Equipment & Gym Equipment €33,029
Meath Claremont Stadium Club Phase2 refurbishment of outdoor sports facilities €32,880
Tipperary Moycarkey Coolcroo Athleic Club Sports grass infield and disabled access toilets €30,630
Clare Derg AC Equipment & Storage for Athletic Training Facility €29,987
Dublin Irishtown Crusaders CLG. 2020 Equipment grant - fit out of new club house €25,560
Meath Athletics Leinster Athletics Leinster Timing Equipment €24,020
Tipperary Thurles Crokes A.C Club Development Flood Liqhtinq and Storaqe Shed €22,622
Cork Fanahan Mcsweeney Athletic Club Purchase of steel shed and mobile lighting tower. €22,380
Kerry Lios Tuathail AC Lios Tuathail AC equipment/capital Grant 2021 €20,300
Meath Tara Athletics Club 100m Tartan Straiqht at Tara Athletic Club €20,128
Meath Fr. Murphy Athletic Club Equipment Upqrade at Fr Murphy Athletic Club €20,002
Dublin Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club 2020 - Equipment Grant Application €19,302
Cavan County Cavan Athletic Board Cavan / Monaghan Timing Equipment €19,302
Tipperary Cappawhite National School Astorturf Ptich Cappawhite National School €19,277
Louth St Gerards AC Purchase of Equipment to support Athletics 365 €18,724
Kerry Star of the Laune AC SOTL Athletic Equipment €18,656
Waterford Waterford Athletic Club Athletics Equipment €18,130
Kildare Kildare County Board AAI Pole Vault Equipment €17,927
Mayo Lake District Athletic Club Lake District AC - Track & Field Equipment €17,925
Tipperary Mooreabbey Milers AC Mooreabbey Milers AC, changing rooms upgrade. €17,562
Clare B.M.O.H Athletics Club Equipment for additional sporting activities €17,108
Kerry Killarney Valley AC Purchase of Equipment for Killarney Valley AC €16,343
Waterford West Waterford Athletics Club Sports Equipment for Athletes €16,208
Monaghan Carrick Aces Athletic Club Carrick Aces equipment €14,750
Kildare Clane Athletic Club Clane Athletic Club- Track Maintenance Equipment €13,988
Donegal Rosses AC Equipment Upgrade & Throws/Jumps Development €13,210
Meath Ratoath Athletic Club Limited Consolidating for the Future €12,461
Waterford Ferrybank Athletic Club Ferrybank AC Equipment Upgrade & Storage €12,423
Offaly Edenderry AC Seniors Juvenile athletic equipment & storage €12,043
Wexford Menapians Athletic Club Menapians AC €12,038
Meath Trim Athletic Club Sports Equipment for Trim Athletic Club €11,344
Kildare Le Cheile Athletic Club Provision of athletic equipment €11,000
Kildare St Cocas Athletic Club Full set Hurdles/Blocks/Storage €10,874
Kildare Newbridqe Athletic Club Upqrade of Floodliqhts to LED liqhtinq €10,450
Roscommon Suck Valley AC funding to aid in purchasing athletics equipment €9,947
Limerick Dooneen Athletic Club Retention and development of athletes of all aaes €9,513
Sligo South Sligo Athletic Club SSAC sports equipment €9,422
Wicklow Bray Runners AC Bray Runners AC: Sports Equipment funding €9,262
Roscommon Clonown Community Ltd Fit out and completion of chanqinq rooms. €8,974
Tipperary Moyne Athletic Club Timing and Development Equipment €8,746
Mayo Ballina Athletic Club CLG Facility Upkeep €7,067
Cavan Shercock Athletic Club Indoor Sports Equipment for athletic club €6,958
Louth Drogheda and District Athletic Club Installation of S&C equipment in DDAC €6,099
Cork Carraig na bhFear Athletic Club Grass Mower €5,620
Cork Grange Fermoy Athletic Club Grange Fermoy AC Storage Shed and Long Jump Runway €5,595
Louth Dunleer Athletic Club Purchase of high jump equipment for Dunleer AC €4,979
Wexford D.M.P Athletics Club Track & Field equipment and storage €4,846
Wexford United Striders Athletic Club United Striders Athletics Club Lawn Mower €4,824
Galway Galway City Harriers New and Enhanced Equipment €4,566
Kilkenny Kilkenny City Harriers Pole Vault and Field Event Development €4,462
Waterford FINISK VALLEY ATHLETICS CLUB Sports Equipment €4,338
Laois St Abban's AC Upgrade of Gym Equipment €4,258
Mayo Claremorris Athletics & Sports Club Ltd Equipment for Claremorris Athletics Track €3,919
Wexford Adamstown Athletic Club General Sports Equipment €3,823
Kilkenny St Senans Athletic Club St. Senan's AC - Fencing & Athletics Equipment €3,777
Sligo North Sligo Athletics Club Sports equipment Juniors + Long Jump cover €3,476
Monaghan Donagh Development Association Ltd Purchase shed and lawnmower €3,238
Sligo Sligo County Board Athletics Irl Sports equipment only application €2,793
Limerick Limerick Community Games Skill Development in community games €2,749
Waterford Ceim ar Cheim Purchase of timing clock €2,500
Cork Midleton Athletics Club Sports Equipment for Midleton AC Juvenile Section €2,250
Tipperary Dundrum Athletic Club Sports Equipment €1,388
Westmeath North Westmeath Athletic Club Sports Liqhtinq €1,000


County Boards

Four County Boards received allocations:

OrganisationProject TitleAllocation
Athletics Leinster Athletics Leinster Timing Equipment €24,020
County Cavan Athletic Board Cavan / Monaghan Timing Equipment €19,302
Kildare County Board AAI Pole Vault Equipment €17,927
Sligo County Board Athletics Irl Sports equipment only application €2,793

This Weeks Events - Sun February 13th 2022

Cork Events This Week - to Sunday February 13th 2022

 

cork athletics this weeks events weekend feb 13th 2022

 

This Week: Assistant Coach Course, Indoor T&F in Nenagh and Abbottstown, Parkruns and BHAA Road Race, while the big local event is the National Intermediate, Masters & Juvenile B XC, in Castlelyons

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - April 2014 - May 2016 (on Old Cork Athletics website)

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

Race Calendar / Fixtures List - Athletics Ireland Registered Events

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

Official Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork



Saturday February 12th, 09:30am - Parkrun - Various Locations

 

Saturday February 12th, 10am, Nenagh - Munster Juvenile Under 14 - 16 Indoor Championships - Day 2 2022, inc All Walks

 

Saturday February 12th, MTU Track, 10am - Assistant Coach Course - MTU Track

 
 Saturday February 12th, Abbottstown, Dublin - Athletics Ireland Indoor Games

 

Saturday February 12th, Abbottstown, Dublin - Athletics Ireland Indoor League - Final

 

Sunday February 13th, Little Island, 11am - Janssen Pharmaceuticals 6k (BHAA)

 

Sunday February 13th, Little Island, 11am - National Intermediate, Masters & Juvenile B XC


 

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