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Top 10 - Final Irish Men's and Women's 10 Mile Road Race Performances 2018

Final Irish 10 Mile Rankings for 2018 - Guest Article by John Walshe


John Walshe has compiled the final listings for Irish 10 Mile Performances during 2018. There are a few changes, most notably for a 10 Miler (that shall remain unnamed) that has been dropped from the listings, due to the course being short (it wasn't in Cork!)  


Hopefully there are no performances that, for whatever reason, have been missed, overlooked, or, maybe, were run abroad. If you are aware of any, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The lists WILL be updated, but you do need to let John know!

 

Men's 10 Mile Rankings 2018

The listings include all known Irish Men's Performances under 55 Minutes

Kevin Seward is the Men's 10 Mile Leader, following his 48:41 in Portsmouth, UK. The leading Corkman, in 12th position, is East Cork AC's Tim O'Donoghue, with his 51:30 win in St. Finbarr's AC's Cork City 10 Miler, last September.  Twenty six (26) of the top 79 performances were by Corkmen. Colin Merritt, unattached, (4) and trio Alan O'Shea, Bantry AC, Michael Morgan, St Finbarr's AC and Kevin O'Leary, East Cork AC, with three each, make a total of thirteen between them alone.

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Kevin Seaward, Clonliffe Harriers AC, Irish Men's 10 Mile Tabletopper 2018 Tim O'Donoghue, East Cork AC, leading Corkman in the Irish 10 Mile rankings 2018
Photo credit: Piaras O Mideach /Sportsfile

 

RankForenameSurnameCatClubTime10 MileDate
1 Kevin Seward M Clonliffe 0:48:41 Portsmouth Oct-21
2 Hiko Tonasa M DSD 0:49:10 Duhallow Apr-08
3 Sergiu Ciobanu M Clonliffe 0:49:13 Duhallow Apr-08
4 Stephen Scullion M Clonliffe 0:49:19 Frank Duffy (Swords) Sep-02
5 Mick Clohisey M Raheny Shamrock 0:49:22 Cobh Apr-29
6 Kevin Maunsell M Clonmel 0:49:27 Dungarvan Feb-04
7 Mick Clohisey M Raheny Shamrock 0:49:32 Roscommon Jul-07
8 David Flynn M Cloniffe 0:49:47 Dungarvan Feb-04
9 Emmett Dunleavy M Sligo 0:50:04 Dungarvan Feb-04
10 Thomas Hayes M KCH 0:51:05 Kilcock Aug-19
11 Gary O'Hanlon M Clonliffe 0:51:16 Stook Nov-18
12 Niall Shanahan M An Bru 0:51:27 Ballyroan Dec-08
13 Tim O'Donoghue M East Cork 0:51:30 Cork City Sep-08
14 Alan O'Shea M Bantry 0:51:35 Dungarvan Feb-04
15 Thomas Hayes M KCH 0:51:43 Portsmouth Oct-21
16 Sean Hehir M Rathfarnham-WSAF 0:51:46 Enniscorthy Jun-24
17 Alan O'Shea M Bantry AC 0:51:48 Mallow Mar-25
18 Conor Bradley M City of Derry 0:51:48 Kilcock Aug-19
19 James McCarthy M East Cork 0:52:17 Dungarvan Feb-04
20 Paddy Hamilton M Slieve Gullion R 0:52:22 Frank Duffy (Swords) Sep-02
21 Trevor Power M Waterford 0:52:37 Mallow Mar-25
22 Freddy Sittuk M Raheny Shamrock 0:52:43 Phoenix Park Jul-14
23 Cillian O'Leary M Raheny Shamrock 0:52:46 Phoenix Park Jul-14
24 Mike Carmody M An Bru 0:52:56 Dungarvan Feb-04
25 Tomas Fitzpatrick M Tallaght 0:52:59 Phoenix Park Jul-14
26 John Travers M Donore 0:53:02 Bundoran Mar-10
27 James McCarthy M East Cork 0:53:04 Mallow Mar-25
28 David Mansfield M Clonmel 0:53:07 Kilsheelan Mar-11
29 Alan O'Brien M Eagle 0:53:08 Mallow Mar-25
30 Alan O'Shea M Bantry AC 0:53:17 Duhallow Apr-08
31 Colin Merritt M45   0:53:17 Dungarvan Feb-04
32 Colin Maher M Ballyfin 0:53:18 Roscommon Jul-07
33 Mark Hoey M Leevale 0:53:21 Dungarvan Feb-04
34 Martin Doody M40 Limerick 0:53:24 Mallow Mar-25
35 Keith Shields M Foyle Valley 0:53:28 Bundoran Mar-10
36 Colin Merritt M   0:53:36 Mallow Mar-25
37 Colin Maher M Ballyfin 0:53:37 Phoenix Park Jul-14
38 Conan McCaughey M North Belfast 0:53:40 Bundoran Mar-10
39 Trevor Power M Waterford 0:53:42 Dungarvan Feb-04
40 Willie Stephens M Coolquill 0:53:47 Ballynonty Aug-29
41 Peter Mooney M40 Inverse 0:53:48 Trim Feb-04
42 Mark Kirwan M Raheny Shamrock 0:53:53 Frank Duffy (Swords) Sep-02
43 Tom Lupton M Portlaoise 0:53:54 Mallow Mar-25
44 Michael Morgan M40 St Finbarrs 0:53:57 Dungarvan Feb-04
45 Conor McCauley M Leevale 0:54:00 Kilcock Aug-19
46 Andrew Sheehan M Leevale 0:54:02 Dungarvan Feb-04
47 Niall Sheehan M Gowran 0:54:02 Ballyroan Dec-08
48 Kevin Baker M Mullingar 0:54:04 Trim Feb-04
49 Barry Harron M Finn Valley 0:54:05 Bundoran Mar-10
50 Willie Stephens M Coolquill 0:54:09 Moyglass Sep-09
51 Paddy O'Toole M Westport 0:54:11 Roscommon Jul-07
52 Kevin O'Leary M East Cork 0:54:13 Cork City Sep-08
53 Brian Geraghty M Sli Cualann 0:54:13 Kilcock Aug-19
54 Colin Merritt M   0:54:16 Cobh Apr-29
55 Michael Morgan M St Finbarrs 0:54:16 Mallow Mar-25
56 Barry Sheil M Longford 0:54:21 Roscommon Jul-07
57 John Meade M St Finbarrs 0:54:23 Dungarvan Feb-04
58 Niall O'Riordan M An Bru 0:54:26 Dungarvan Feb-04
59 Jeremy O'Donovan M40 St Finbarrs 0:54:28 Mallow Mar-25
60 Eskander Turki M Monaghan Town 0:54:29 Castleblaney Jul-21
61 Jeremy O'Donovan M St Finbarrs 0:54:32 Dungarvan Feb-04
62 Kevin O'Leary M East Cork 0:54:35 Dungarvan Feb-04
63 Trevor Power M Waterford 0:54:38 Kilsheelan Mar-11
64 Scott Rankin M Foyle Valley 0:54:41 Fergals (Davagh) Oct-20
65 Colin Merritt M   0:54:44 Cork City Sep-08
66 Michael Morgan M St Finbarrs 0:54:44 Kilcock Aug-19
67 Freddy Sittuk M Raheny Shamrock 0:54:47 Monaghan Aug-12
68 Gary Condon M45 Sli Cualann 0:54:47 Trim Feb-04
69 Isku Ousman M Monaghan Town 0:54:48 Monaghan Aug-12
70 Noel Murphy M Waterford 0:54:49 Dungarvan Feb-04
71 Freddy Sittuk M Raheny Shamrock 0:54:49 Mullingar Jul-28
72 Eoin Sugrue M45   0:54:50 Mallow Mar-25
73 John Meade M St Finbarrs 0:54:50 Cork City Sep-08
74 Michael McMahon M Raheny Shamrock 0:54:52 Mullingar Jul-28
75 Fergal Whitty M40 Donore 0:54:55 Dungarvan Feb-04
76 Rory Chesser M Ennis TC 0:54:55 Kilnaboy Apr-08
77 Noel Murphy M Waterford 0:54:56 Mallow Mar-25
78 Kevin O'Leary M East Cork 0:54:57 Mallow Mar-25
79 Michael Corbett M40 St Finbarrs 0:54:58 Duhallow Apr-08

 

Women's 10 Mile Rankings 2018

The listings include all known Irish Women's Performances under 65 Minutes

There are 47 women on the Irish 10 Mile ranking List for 2018, with DSD AC's Laura Shaughnessy heading the list with her 56:47 performance, in the John Treacy 10 Mile, in Dungarvan, last February. The leading Cork woman is Lizzie Lee, who ran 58:28, over the challenging Sonia O'Sullivan 10 Mile course, in Cobh, last April.  Fifteen (15) of these top 47 performances were by Cork women. Leevale AC clubmates, Jill Hodgins (3) and Lizzie Lee (2), account for five of the 15 best performances.

 

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Laura Shaughnessy, DSD AC, Irish Women's 10 Mile Tabletopper 2018 Lizzie Lee, Leevale AC, leading Corkwoman in the Irish 10 Mile rankings 2018
Photo credit: Piaras O Mideach /Sportsfile

 

RankForenameSurnameCatClubTime10 MileDate
1 Laura O'Shaughnessy F DSD 0:56:47 Dungarvan Feb-04
2 Maria McCambridge F40 DSD 0:57:47 Trim Feb-04
3 Siobhan O'Doherty F Borrisokane 0:57:59 Dungarvan Feb-04
4 Lizzie Lee F35 Leevale 0:58:28 Cobh Apr-29
5 Jill Hodgins F40 Leevale 0:59:20 Mallow Mar-25
6 Ruth Fitzgerald F Waterford 0:59:20 Kilmeaden Nov-17
7 Grace Lynch F Iveragh 0:59:36 Duhallow Apr-08
8 Adrianna Melia F Longford 0:59:46 Trim Feb-04
9 Jill Hodgins F Leevale 1:00:24 Cork City Sep-08
10 Ruth Fitzgerald F Waterford 1:00:35 Dungarvan Feb-04
11 Lizzie Lee F Leevale 1:00:37 Stook Nov-18
12 Jill Hodgins F Leevale 1:00:44 Cobh Apr-29
13 Fiona Santry F East Cork 1:00:52 Dungarvan Feb-04
14 Jane-Ann Meehan F Athenry 1:00:59 Trim Feb-04
15 Jane-Ann Meehan F Athenry 1:01:09 Mullingar Jul-28
16 Ruth Fitzgerald F Waterford 1:01:23 Dunhill/Fenor Mar-19
17 Fiona Stack F Raheny Shamrock 1:01:35 Trim Feb-04
18 Jane-Ann Meehan F Athenry 1:01:56 Craughwell Mar-25
19 Adele Walsh F40 St Senans 1:02:19 Dungarvan Feb-04
20 Sorcha Kearney F St Finbarrs 1:02:28 Dungarvan Feb-04
21 Jane Bandila F Dunboyne 1:02:40 Kilcock Aug-19
22 Fiona Santry F East Cork 1:02:48 Mallow Mar-25
23 Maria McCarthy F40 Farranfore-MV 1:02:51 Castleisland Apr-22
24 Aine O'Reilly F40 Mullingar 1:02:53 Mullingar Jul-28
25 Fiona Santry F East Cork 1:02:57 Duhallow Apr-08
26 Linda Byrne F DSD 1:02:58 Enniscorthy Jun-24
27 Sandra Lynch F40 Kilcoole 1:03:06 Trim Feb-04
28 Sorcha Kearney F St Finbarrs 1:03:26 Mallow Mar-25
29 Tara Kennedy F40 Raheny Shamrock 1:03:34 Kilcock Aug-19
30 Adele Walsh F St Senans 1:03:36 Mallow Mar-25
31 Maria McCarthy F Farranfore-MV 1:03:39 Kilsheelan Mar-11
32 Tina McDonald F   1:03:42 Trim Feb-04
33 Joan Flynn F Mullingar 1:03:51 Trim Feb-04
34 Madeline Loughnane F Thurles Crokes 1:03:52 Ballynonty Aug-29
35 Maria McCarthy F Farranfore-MV 1:03:57 Dungarvan Feb-04
36 Grainne Ni Uallachain F40 GCH 1:04:09 Craughwell Mar-25
37 Pauline Curley F45 Tullamore 1:04:13 Ballyroan Dec-08
38 Madeline Loughnane F Thurles Crokes 1:04:16 Moyglass Sep-09
39 Tara Kennedy F Raheny Shamrock 1:04:19 Trim Feb-04
40 Isobel Oakes F   1:04:24 Stook Nov-18
41 Sinead Brody F GCH 1:04:26 Craughwell Mar-25
42 Katie Hickson F40   1:04:27 Dungarvan Feb-04
43 Grainne O'Callaghan F North Cork 1:04:38 Mallow Mar-25
44 Ann Geary F35 Midleton 1:04:40 Dungarvan Feb-04
45 Claire O'Brien F Watergrasshill 1:04:48 Dungarvan Feb-04
46 Eimear Fitzmaurice F Mayo 1:04:56 Trim Feb-04
47 Carol Finn F Leevale 1:04:59 Duhallow Apr-08

 

Related Articles

 

Top 10 - Irish Men's and Women's 10 Mile Road Race Performances 2018 - Previous Listing

Cork Athletics Year-End 10 Mile Leaderboard - 10 Mile Races in County Cork Only

 

 

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday February 3rd 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday February 3rd 2019

 

Friday February 1st, 12 Noon, Riverstick - South Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships Saturday February 2nd, 11:00am, CIT Track - Athletics Leader Course Cork Saturday February 2nd, 7:30pm, Rathkeale - Munster Athletics Star Awards Saturday February 2nd, 11:00am, Abbottstown, Dublin - AAI National Indoor Games Sunday February 3rd, 11am, Dundalk IT - National Juvenile B, Intermediate & Masters Cross-Country Championships

 


This Week:  Athletics Leader Coaching Course, Munster Awards, AAI Indoor Games and Cross-Country: Schools & National Juv B, Intermediate & Masters Chps

 

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

Comprehensive Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

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

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

 

 

Cork Events This Week

Friday February 1st, 12 Noon, Riverstick - South Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships

 

 Saturday February 2nd, 11:00am, CIT Track - Athletics Leader Course Cork

NB: There are still 1 or 2 (Only!) places available for this course - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap if interested

 

 

Munster Events

 

Saturday February 2nd, 7:30pm, Rathkeale - Munster Athletics Star Awards

 

National Events

Saturday February 2nd, 11:00am, Abbottstown, Dublin - AAI National Indoor Games


Sunday February 3rd, 11am, Dundalk IT - National Juvenile B Cross-Country Championships

 

Sunday February 3rd, 1:30pm, Dundalk IT - National Intermediate & Masters XC

 

International Events

Sunday February 3rd,  - European Champions Clubs Cross-Country Championships

 

Online Registrations

The Following Upcoming Races currently have Online Entry or Online Registration open:
If your event is missing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Eagle AC 31st Annual Tommy Ryan Memorial Carrigaline 5, Sunday February 17th

 

Kinsale 10 mile Road Race 2019, Sunday February 24th

Crosshaven 5k/10k Road Race, Sunday March 10th

 

Duhallow 10 Mile Road Race 2019, Newmarket, Sunday March 10th

 

Mallow 10 Mile Road Race, Sunday March 24th

 

Sonia O'Sullivan Great Island 10, Cobh, Sunday 7th April

 

Dromina 10, Sunday April 14th

The Great Railway Run 10k & 25k Road Races, Sunday April 29th

 

Bweeng 5k, Sunday 12th May
Registration opens Midnight Thursday January 31st, 2019 - 500 Entry Limit

Cork City Marathon, Sunday 2nd June

 

 

 

Fearghal Curtin First Collegiate Athlete at UW Invitational 2019

Fearghal Curtin Runs 14:05 at UW Invitational

UW Invitational, Seattle, Washington, USA

Friday January 25th 2019

 

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Early stages of UW Invitational 5,000m 2019

 

Youghal AC and Arizona State University athlete Fearghal Curtin ran 14:05.09, just outside his 14:02.88 PB, at the UW Invitational, in Seattle, Washington, last night.  Fearghal finished third, in a time of 14:05.09, just missing out on breaking into the top-10 in Arizona State University history, but nevertheless he goes into the top-12 Collegiates Nationally, in the U.S.

 

Start of UW Invitational 5,000m 2019

The pacemaker set a very slow pace, and one of the professional athletes went out very hard. Fearghal had to run wide to progress. He decided to make a break from the group, at the half-way stage. Afterwards, Fearghal said that he was "... happy with result", as he has only been building up his training since Christmas following injury last Autumn. Fearghal has set his sights on breaking the 14 minute barrier, in the foreseeable future. Fearrghal's next track race is in two weeks. He says that he "... feels good", and is "getting into good shape"

fearghal curtin arizona state university jan 2019

 

 

Results of UW Invitational 5,000m

 

uw invitational 5000m results january 2019

 

Fearghal's 5,000m Progression

Fearghal set his PB at of 14:02.88, in the 5,000m, at last year's Florida Relays. Prior to that his 5000m best was 15:18, which he ran at the Irish Schools T&F Championships, in June 2016. His previous 5k best on the road was 15:00, set when winning the 2017 Youghal 5k

Related Articles

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Big 3000m PB for Fearghal Curtin

 

 

Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month - December 2017

 

Fearghal Curtin's European Athletics Profile

 

Fearghal Curtin's All-Athletics Profile

Cork Entries for Boston Marathon 2019

Twenty One Cork Athletes Listed in 123rd Boston Marathon Entries

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Monday April 15th 2019 - Patriot's Day

 

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Boston Marathon Website

 

 Twenty one Cork residents are listed among the 180 Irish citizens listed for this year's Boston Marathon, on Boston's Public Holiday, Patriot's Day, Monday March 15th 2019. Of those 180 listed as irish citizens, 110 are Irish residents, followed by 36 U.S. residents, while a further 20 are G.B residents, with Canada (3) next.

 

ForenameSurnameAgeM/FCity
Julie Barrett 25 F Clonakilty
Gary Clerkin 46 M Rathcormac
Donal Coakley 32 M Glanmire
Paul Cotter 44 M Cork
Alan Daly 45 M Cork
Vivian Foley 49 M Cork
Stephen Geoghegan 47 M Cork
Mary Kelleher 44 F Co.cork
Paul Kingston 42 M Ballinascarthy
Brian Mcguire 50 M Douglas
Liam Murphy 52 M Cork
Mark Murphy 40 M Cork
Brid Normoyle 43 F Cork
Colette O' Donoghue 37 F Cork
Sean O'Keeffe 41 M Cork
Gary O'Sullivan 47 M Co.cork
John Sheehan 50 M Co. Cork
Louise Sheehan 45 F Ballincollig
Dermot Slyne 44 M Cork
David Walsh 36 M Cork
Gary Walsh 39 M Cork

Cork Team Selections for Athletics Ireland National Masters & Intermediate Cross-Country Championships 2019

Cork Athletics Squads Named for National Masters Cross-Country Championships 2019

Dundalk IT, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Sunday February 3rd 2019

 athletics ireland national intermediate juv b relay masters xc timetable 2019

Forty seven (47) athletes from fifteen (15) Cork Clubs have been named on the Cork Masters squads for the Athletics Ireland National Intermediate and Masters Cross-Country Championships, at Dundalk IT, Co Louth on Sunday February 3rd 2019

 All selected athletes, who haven't already done so, MUST confirm their status with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (085-1480725) asap

 

If you CANNOT make it, please let Paddy Buckley know immediately. If you are doubtful, please let Paddy know - your place will be held, but replacements may be put on standby notice - Cork Athletics wants to field full squads in all events - please help us do that!

 

Anyone who has not been included in the listings, or who feels that they may have been inadvertently omitted, or who, having previously indicated that they did not wish to be considered, would now like to be considered for selection, should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (085-1480725) without delay

 

Adult Schedule

Masters Women & M65 Men - Start 13:30 - Distance 4km

Masters Men - Start 14:00 - Distance 7km

 Intermediate Women - Start 14:40 - Distance 5km

Intermediate Men - Start 15:10 - Distance 8km

Important Notes

  • All Squad Athletes, who are confirmed with Cork Athletics Team Manager Paddy Buckley, will be entered by Cork Athletics
  • All athletes *MUST* be registered by their clubs
  • Each squad athlete who runs on the day will receive am allowance for travel and subsistence, paid to their club
  • Athletes run in Club singlets

    Cork will NOT be entering Intermediate Men's or Women's Teams
    All athletes wishing to run in the Intermediate Championships MUST be entered by their own respective clubs

 

Cork Masters F35 Womens Squad

Teams are eight (8) to run, with four (4) to score, all athletes on the panel run

All those named on the panel will be entered by Cork Athletics

 

ForenameSurnameClub
Martina Kiely St Finbarrs AC
Sorcha Kearney St Finbarrs AC
Riina Kuusela St Finbarrs AC
Niamh Cronin St Finbarrs AC
Michelle Nolan Youghal AC
Ruth Millerick Youghal AC
Evelyn Cashman Youghal AC
Ann Marie Holland Youghal AC
Breda Gaffney Mallow AC
Lorraine Bolster Mallow AC
Jennifer Goggin Walsh Carraig na bhFear AC

 

Cork Masters F50 Womens Squad

Teams are eight (8) to run, with four (4) to score, all athletes on the panel run

All those named on the panel will be entered by Cork Athletics

 

ForenameSurnameClub
Carmel Crowley Bandon AC
Joan Ennis Grange-Fermoy AC
Clotilde Fitzgibbon Grange-Fermoy AC
Margo Dinan St Finbarrs AC
Una Doyle St Finbarrs AC
Joan Hough Midleton AC
Sally Drennan Midleton AC
Mary O'Keeffe Youghal AC

 

Cork Masters M35 Mens Squad

Teams are twelve (12) to run, with six (6) to score, all athletes on the panel run

All those named on the panel will be entered by Cork Athletics

ForenameSurnameClub
Tim Twomey Leevale AC
Alfie Davis Leevale AC
Shane Dowling Leevale AC
Damian Kenneally Eagle AC
Mark Smith Eagle AC
Michael Harrington Durrus AC
Michael Herlihy North Cork AC
Brian Harty East Cork AC
Tim Crowley East Cork AC
Sean McGrath East Cork AC
Shane Harrington East Cork AC

 

Cork Masters M50 Mens Squad

Teams are twelve (12) to run, with six (6) to score, all athletes on the panel run

All those named on the panel will be entered by Cork Athletics

 

ForenameSurnameClub
Eric Meade East Cork AC
Denis McCarthy East Cork AC
Stephen Devereux Youghal AC
Noel Curtin Youghal AC
Martin O'Keeffe Youghal AC
Edmund O'Sullivan Midleton AC
Michael Hallahan Midleton AC
Eamonn McEvoy St Finbarrs AC
Ian O'Leary Leevale AC

 

Cork Masters M65 Mens Squad

County Teams are six (6) to run, with four (3) to score, all athletes on the panel run
Club Teams: 3 to score

All those named on the panel will be entered by Cork Athletics

 

ForenameSurnameClub
Phil McGrath East Cork AC
Dan Kennedy St Finbarrs AC
Richard Piotrowski Eagle AC
Pat Twomey Eagle AC
Ken Higgs Eagle AC
John Quigley Eagle AC
Donal O'Brien St Nicholas AC

Cork City Sports Capital Grant Scheme 2019 Closes February 15th

The Cork City Council Sports Capital Grant Scheme Now Open

Application Closing Date: February 15th

 

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The Cork City Council Sports Capital Grant Scheme is to assist local voluntary sporting organisations in their efforts to develop and enhance sports and physical recreation facilities throughout Cork City.

Project applications must be of a capital nature and are directly related to developing and/or enhancing sporting and/or recreational facilities

The scheme is not intended as an alternative to any Department Sports Capital Grant Scheme, or other sources of funding, but will complement any such scheme, possibly helping with local contributions to satisfy criteria for these other funding sources.

A total of €270,000 is available under the 2019 Scheme

Sports Capital Grant Applications

Applications forms are available from the Recreation & Sport Section, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork, 0214924729,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by downloading the form below.

Completed forms with all supporting documentation, should be addressed to the Administrative Officer, Recreation & Sports Section, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork and must be returned before 5pm 15th Feb 2019.

 

Application Form (Word Doc)

 

Grant Criteria

There are two categories of Grant:

Minor Sports Grants (Under 5k): This is for minor capital grants for the enhancement of premises, pitches etc., and/or for purchase of non-personal sports equipment, that will be used by the club for at least five years.

Major Sports Grants (€5k - €10k): This is for capital grants to develop sport and active recreation facilities throughout Cork City.

 


Grant Application

The grant application must be from a local sporting organisation in Cork City.

The grant applicant must be located within the Cork City Boundary, or must provide evidence that the majority of facility users live within Cork City on Jan 1st 2019. [Note you club's Athletics Ireland Registration could be used for this, however you need to be mindful of GDPR restrictions on sharing of personal data]

The grant application form must be completed in full, with supporting estimates and/or quotations attached.

The applicant must have title to the property which they are enhancing, or have a lease or licence with more than 7 years remaining, or provide a letter of comfort from the property landlord, in relation to title on the property in question.

 

Proposed Works

Applicants must demonstrate that the proposed works are of a capital nature and meet a sporting need in the area.

Provide costings and timeline for project.

 

Other Requirements

Provide evidence of any other sources of funding, evidence of the club's own funding, and copies of the previous two years accounts.

The Club shall undertake to refund Cork City Council for any grant given, if the facility changes use or ceases to operate.

An acknowledgement sign may be required to be erected on the grounds, facility or premises.


Cork City Athletics Clubs

Athletics clubs in Cork City are advised to examine the scheme and consider making an application.  Previously, clubs effectively needed to have their own grounds and/or facilities, however changes now mean that clubs can join with other, non-athletics clubs, and/or schools to make joint applications.

Many clubs now have their own grounds and/or facilities, or are in the process of acquiring them, so the revised scheme opens up many possibilities, including joint ventures with other sports and also schools.

 

 

 

Cork Athletics Registrations & Insurance - January 2019

Registrations & Insurance 2019

 

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As of 10am today, Tuesday January 29th 2019, forty one (41) of Cork's fifty six registered clubs now have registered athletes, with a total of 3,253 members registered to date. Several clubs have less than the requisite ten (10) members to constitute an Athletics Ireland registered club.


On Friday next, February 1st, Cork Athletics is planning to publish the County's Registration Figures for January 2019. At this point, Tuesday 29th, Fifteen (15) clubs have yet to register a single athlete. Please ensure that your Club Registrar registers any outstanding memberships on, or by, Thursday night, so that a) All current members are registered and, more importantly, b) The Club, along with its Athletes, Coaches and Officials are covered by Insurance.

 

 

Athletics Ireland Club & Athlete Insurance

A 'Period of Grace' is in place until January 31st, whereby 2018 cover was extended, to allow time for athletes and officials to be re-registered for 2018.  Note however that this grace period did not, and does not, cover competition, whether championship, or simply participation in a 'common or garden' road race.

This period will expire on Thursday night next, consequently any athlete, coach or official, or any individual acting in any capacity, who remains unregistered after that, will NOT be covered by Athletics Ireland Insurance for training or competition purposes.

Many coaches and officials continue to be actively involved in Athletics, but remain unregistered.

 Unregistered athletes, coaches and/or officials are NOT covered by the Athletics Ireland insurance for any purpose whatsoever, leaving those athletes, officials, coaches and clubs in a precarious position. 

Any club having difficulties registering their athletes should contact Cork Athletics Registrar, John Copithorne 0861713500

 

2019 Athletics Ireland Registrations are now Due

Clubs are reminded that UNREGISTERED athletes are NOT covered by Athletics Irelands insurance, for ANY purpose, training or competition.


Clubs are urged to register all remaining unregistered personnel without further delay.

Athletics Ireland Registration Link

 

Webmaster's Note: I have been 'Banging on' for ages about the Bandon Rugby Club case. The Irish Times reported on the case in April 1997.  Twenty years later, the judgement is still as relevant, and stands out as a warning to the consequences of not registering members of an organisation.  A further related Irish Times article advises clubs to ensure that members are registered.

 

 

O'Donovan and Wright in Indoor Action - January 2019

Leevale AC's Charlie O'Donovan and Alex Wright Set Pace in Europe and USA

New York & Brataslavia

January 24th - 27th 2019

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Charlie O'Donovan lining up for start of Men's 3,000m at Dr Sanders Invitational 2019 Alex Wtight closing in on an emphatic victory at  17th annual Elán Indoor Meet 2019

 

Leevale AC's Charlie O'Donovan & Alex Wright were both in action over the weekend, with Charlie representing his college, Villanova University, at the Dr. Sanders Invitational, in Columbia University, in New York, last Thursday. At the other side of the Atlantic, and the far side of Europe, Alex Wright took part in the 17th annual Elán Indoor Meet, which was held in Bratislava, Slovakia

Charlie ran 8:33.72, for 30th place overall, in an extremely competitive 3,000m. This put Charlie in the 5th Freshman place. As yet unconfirmed, this is a big PB for Charlie, who is studying in Villanova, and is under the guidance of Villanova's, and Leevale's iconic Marcus O'Sullivan, who is Head Coach at the University


Results of Dr. Sanders Invitational 3,000m 2019


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Charlie O'Donovan's Dr. Sanders 3,000m Splits


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17th Annual Elán Indoor

The 17th annual Elán indoor meet was held on Sunday January 27th, in the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, with three Irish walkers taking part.

Alex Wright, Leevale AC, set a blistering pace, from the gun, in the Men's 5,000m Walk, finishing in 19:10.76.  Guatemala's Eric Barrondo finished second, in 19:21.18, with England's Corbishley Cameron third in 19:49.53. Tthere was an excellent performance from the Farranfore Maine Valley AC's Irish Under-23 Walker David Kenny producd an excellent performance, taking 40 second off his PB, to finish 7th, in 21:13.58.

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David Kenny, Farranfore Maine Valley AC

 

Kate Veale, West Waterford AC, was in action earlier,. in the 3,000m Womens Walk, finishing 4th in a time of 13:52.68. Victory went to Maria Czakova, Slovakia, in 12:36.00, from Mirina Ortiz, Guatemala, in 12:41.36, with Hana Burzalovā, Slovakia, third in 13:44.92.

 

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Kate Veale, West Waterford AC

Phil Healy Opens 2019 Indoor Season with Vienna Win

Phil Healy Wins Vienna Indoor 400m in 52.31 Sec

Vienna, Austria

Saturday January 26th 2019

 

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Phil Healy, Bandon AC, set the leading World and European times, when winning today's 400m Indoors, in Vienna, Austria

Ireland’s fastest women Phil Healy has got her indoor season off to a great start winning the Vienna International Indoor Meet in 52.31 secs. This is the fastest time so farthis year, in both European and World Indoors. Lissane De Whitte, from The Netherlands, the European Bronze Medalist from Berlin 2018, was second in 52.66 secs.  Great Britain’s Eilidh Doyle was third in 53.08 secs. Eilidh Doyle is also a 2018 Bronze World Indoor Medalist.

 

phil healy megan kiely vienna indoors 2019Megan Kiely, Ferrybank AC, and Phil Healy, Bandon AC, after today's race in Vienna

Ferrybank AC's Megan Kiely set a massive PB in the same event, finishing in 56.20sec, while Simone Lalor, St Laurence O'Toole ran 52.86 secs

Healy’s main target for the indoor season is the European Indoor Athletics Championhips in Glasgow in the first weekend in March.

 

Vienna Indoor Women's 400m Results

 

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Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday January 27th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday January 27th 2019

 

 

Wednesday January 23rd, Library Building, CIT - Strength & Conditioning - CIT Sports Seminar Series, with Joe O'Connor
Saturday January 26th, AIT Athlone - GloHealth National Indoor Club League Rd 2
Saturday January 26th, Kingsley Hotel, Cork - Cork Athletics County Board AGM
Sunday January 27th, AIT Athlone - National Junior & U23 Indoor Championships

 


This Week:  Strength & Conditioning Seminar, Cork Athletics County Board AGM, National Indoor Leagues & National Junior & U23 Indoor Championships

 

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Cork Events This Week

Wednesday January 23rd, 19:30am, CIT Library Building - Strength & Conditioning - CIT Sports Seminar Series, with Joe O'Connor

  

 Saturday January 26rd, 11:00am, Kingsley Hotel, Cork - Cork Athletics County Board AGM

 

 

National Events

Saturday January 26th, Athlone IT - GloHealth National Indoor Club League Rd 2

 

Sunday January 27th, Athlone IT - GloHealth National Junior & U23 Indoor Championships

 

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Eagle AC 31st Annual Tommy Ryan Memorial Carrigaline 5, Sunday February 17th

 

Kinsale 10 mile Road Race 2019, Sunday February 24th

Crosshaven 5k/10k Road Race, Sunday March 10th

 

Duhallow 10 Mile Road Race 2019, Newmarket, Sunday March 10th

 

Mallow 10 Mile Road Race, Sunday March 24th

 

Sonia O'Sullivan Great Island 10, Cobh, Sunday 7th April

 

Dromina 10, Sunday April 14th

The Great Railway Run 10k & 25k Road Races, Sunday April 29th

Cork City Marathon, Sunday 2nd June

 

 

 

Steeplechase Legends Meet at Antrim International – Guest Article by John Walshe

Steeplechase Icons O'Brien, Quinn & McColgan Meet

Antrim International, Dundonald, Belfast

Saturday January 19th 2019


Guest Article by John Walshe

 

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 Peter McColgan with Liam O'Brien - Brendan Quinn with Peter McColgan

Photo Credit: Peter McColgan

 

There was a unique meeting, at the Belfast International Cross-Country, on Saturday last, of the three fastest Irish (North & South) 3000m steeplechasers of all time – and the remarkable fact is that they all achieved those times more than 30 years ago.  

Posting on his Facebook page, Northern Ireland record holder Peter McColgan said: “Met these two former Irish steeplechasers yesterday at the Belfast Cross-Country International, making up the top three fastest Irish of all time. Brendan Quinn, Liam O’Brien and myself. A good wee piece of history to have!”

The Athletics Ireland rankings for 2018 show just two Irish steeplechasers under 9:00 for the year, a statistic that is a repeat of the 2016 and 2017 lists. The fastest last year was Adam Kirk-Smith, with his 8:44.98, achieved in Belgium in July, while Tipperary-man Sean Tobin was the only other Irishman to go under nine minutes, having run his 8:53.09, in California, back in April.

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Yet, one must go back over thirty three years, to August 1985, when Brendan Quinn, from Waterford, set the still-standing Irish record of 8:24.09, achieved at Brussels on August 30th. This improved on Liam O’Brien’s 8:27.24, which he ran at Crystal Palace, in June 1984, a time which qualified him for that summer’s Los Angeles Olympics, where he reached the semi-finals in the event.  

The third and fourth fastest on the Irish All-Time list are also from Cork clubs. Kieran Stack (North Cork), at 8:29.60, and Joe Hartnett (St Finbarr’s), with his 8:34.52, again achieved in those times in respective years of 1985 and 1984.

Peter McColgan from Tyrone, who ran the steeplechase for Great Britain, at the 1991 World Championships, in Tokyo, achieved his Northern Irish record of 8:27.93 that same year, at Hengelo, in Holland.

Liam O’Brien is now the Technical Director of the Cork City Sports, and it was at this meeting that he achieved two of his other impressive track times – 4:00.8 for the One Mile and 13:36.19 for 5000m.

Of course his record in local road races is legendary, having won 59 out of the 67 Ballycotton Summer Series Five-Mile races that he competed in. He also won the Ballycotton ‘10’ on four occasions with a fastest time of 47:57 from 1988.

 

Grace McKenzie Sets New Irish Indoor Pentathlon Record

Belgooly AC's Grace McKenzie Sets McNeece State College, Southland Conference and Irish Indoor Pentathlon Records

Samford Multis

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

January 17th 2019

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McNeese State University's Grace McKenzie Profile - Photo: McNeese State University

 

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Grace McKenzie competing in Ted Nelson Meet- Photo: McNeese State University

 

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 Grace McKenzie, Belgooly AC, set a new Irish Indoor Pentathlon record of 4,211 points at yesterday's Samford Multis, in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, breaking the previous Irish record of 4,174, held by Kate O’Connor, which was set in Sheffield, UK, just 11 days ago. Grace broke the McNeese State record for the first time at last year’s Southland Conference Indoor Championships with a gold medal-winning point total of 4,030. In addition to breaking both the McNeese College and Irish Records, it was also a new Southland Conference record, surpassing UTSA's Ryanne Dupree's 2006 score of 4,055 points.

It was certainly an eventful day for Grace...she also set a McNeese State high jump record, with a 1.74m jump, to take first place, while she set a new personal record in the shot put, for 3rd place, with a put of 11.47m. Grace was second in the long jump, in 5.81m, and won both the 60-meter hurdles, in 8.69 secs, and the 800-meters, in 2:13.51.

Grace finished second overall to Kennesaw State athlete Jordan Gray, who scored 4,218 points to edge out McKenzie by a mere seven (7) points

 

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