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Rio 2016 Athletics Ireland Day 3 Report

Rio Olympics - Athletics Ireland Day 3 Report

Rio de Janeiro, Sunday August 14th 2016
Irish Rio Olympics Womens Marathon Team min

Athletics Ireland report by Feidhlim Kelly

McCormack Excellent 20th in Olympic Marathon

Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) finished an excellent 20th place in the women’s marathon in a personal best of 2:31:22 in searing heat at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (August 14).

The Wicklow woman was backed up ably by Lizzie Lee (Leevale) 57th in 2:39:57 and Breege Connolly (North Belfast Harriers) 76th in 2:44:41.

This was Fionnuala McCormack’s third Olympic Games (3,000m steeplechase in Beijing 2008; 5,000m/10,000m in London 2012) and one which she believes is her best yet.

“It was tough but it was nice to be top 20 and I think it’s my best Olympics to date,” said McCormack. “Maybe I’m just lucky,” she continued with regards her ability to perform well in hot conditions. “It doesn’t phase me before the start. I know I can actually run in it.”

McCormack finished an excellent 14th at the World Cross Country Championships in Mombasa in 2007 and 16th in Punta Umbria in 2011 – both hot and testing conditions.

This was the Kilcoole athlete’s third marathon and her second in a championship – something which she prefers to the major marathon road circuit.  

“I like the championships,” she said “It’s racing rather than time trialling. I love running for my country. I think it was a very good course.” McCormack made her marathon debut at the European Championships in Zurich finishing 10th in 2:31:46 – her previous best time before today.


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Lizzie Lee was delighted with her top 60 position in brutal conditions. “I’m absolutely delighted,” she affirmed. “Sub 2:40 was the plan. It was so tough in the closing stages. We all felt it tough out there. It’s so hot out there. I’m an Olympian and no one can take that away from me.”

Leitrim’s Breege Connolly was equally delighted with her performance and was vastly ahead of her ranking in going into the race which had 158 competitors.

“It’s been the best running week of my life,” said Connolly afterwards who was pleased her hard work building up to the event paid off. “It was tough and I went to Monte Gordo (in Portugal) warm weather training. Nothing can prepare you properly for racing in the heat but I’m delighted with my run. It’s a relief after all the hard work.”

IAAF Marathon Report

 

Ciara Mageean Rio Olympic Semi 2016 min

Mageean’s Olympic Dream Comes to an End

Ciara Mageean’s (UCD) brave bid to become Ireland’s first female Olympic 1500m Finalist ended with an 11th place finish in the first semi-final in 4:08.07.

“I’m very disappointed,” said Mageean afterwards in a race won by one of the medal-favourites Faith Kipyegon in 4:03.95. The first five in each semi-final and the two next fastest non-automatic qualifiers advanced to the final.

“My preparation went really well and I’m upset I couldn’t deliver an Irish 1500m finalist. I got up in the qualifying positions and I was there with 200m to go but I just didn’t have the finish.

“I promise I’ll be back fitter, stonger and faster next year. These girls have three or four years of excellent running behind them. I’m disappointed but I will be back.”

It has been an excellent season for the Down woman who won European bronze in Amsterdam in July and has a platform to build on into next season. 

Athletics Timetables, including Irish Athletes event times

Sunday, August 14th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 3

Monday, August 15th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 4

Rio 2016 Athletics Ireland Day 1 Report

Rio Olympics - Athletics Ireland Day 1 Report

Rio de Janeiro, Friday August 12th 2016

 Alex Wright

 

Athletics Ireland report by Feidhlim Kelly

English Sails Through to Olympic Semi-Final

Mark English (UCD) put in an impressive display to qualify automatically for the semi-finals of the 800m finishing third in heat 6 in 1:46.40 at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro today (August 12).

English ran an excellent tactical race to come through the field and finish in the top three automatic qualifying positions. Brandon McBride (Canada) won the heat in 1:45.99 with European silver medallist Marcin Lewandowski (Poland) second in 1:46.35.

“You have to trust your own race plan and preparation went really well in Uberlandia,” said a composed English afterwards. The Irish team had a training camp in Uberlandia and arrived to the Village three days before the Championships. “The weather was good in Uberlandia and I practiced getting up early in the morning to get ready for the race.”  

The race was on at 10:55am Irish time and pre-race nerves provided the perfect adrenaline rush for the UCD medical student on his Olympic debut.

“I was nervous beforehand but you want that adrenaline,” said English who runs in the semi-final tomorrow (August 13th) at 22:05 Brazilian time and 2:05am Irish time.

“I treated that race like a final. I’ll need to run 1:44 to make the final.”

 

Battling Performance by Wright on Olympic Debut

Alex Wright (Leevale) put in a battling performance on his Olympic debut to finish 46th in the men’s 20km race walk in 1:25:25 in Rio de Janeiro today (August 12).

The race was won by Zhen Wang of China in 1:19:14. Wright was slightly disappointed with his performance but all his training is geared towards the 50km next Friday (August 19).

“I’m slightly disappointed with the result but all my training is geared towards the 50km next week,” said Wright afterwards. “This was difficult today. I wasn’t fully in control but I ground it out. I’ve been quite nervous all week. I feel more confident for next week and know what’s to come for next week. I’ll take the positives out of today.”

The 1km circuit proved problematic but will be extended to 2km next week. “It was a bit of mayhem at the start but it’s going to be exciting next week competing alongside the boys (Robert Heffernan and Brendan Boyce).  

This was a good step forward for Wright who was disqualified at the World Championships in Beijing last summer. “It was important to post a good result and this will bring me on. I dreamed of being an Olympian since I was a kid so it’s a special moment.”

Mageean shows her class to advance to semi-final

Ciara Mageean (UCD) showed her class to advance to the semi-finals of the women’s 1500m finishing second in her heat in 4:11.51 on day 1 of the athletics at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Mageean cut a focused and determined figure afterwards in a race won by Ethiopia’s gold medal favourite Genzebe Dibaba in 4:10.61. “If I didn’t think I’d qualify, I wouldn’t be here,” answered Mageean on qualifying for the semi-finals which take place on day 3 (August 13) at 21:30 Brazil time/1:30am Irish time.

The Portaferry woman was pleased with her performance and also drew inspiration from the silver medal-winning rowing brothers Paul and Gary O’Donovan. “It was great to see them medal and gives more motivation to perform at this level. I ran my own race and I just need to stay focused for the semi-finals.”

 

Full Olympic Athletics Schedule, including Irish Athletes timetables

Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 2 - Saturday, August 13th, 13:30

 

Athletics Starts at Rio Olympics

Rio Olympics Athletics Schedules

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Follow the links below to Cork Athletics Event Calendar, where the full daily athletics schedule is listed, including the event and times for each of the Irish athletes, with Cork athletes highlighted.

In general, action starts at 13:30Irish time each day, and the the "evening" session, starts at 00:30, Irish Time.

 

Friday, August 12th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 1

Saturday, August 13th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 2

Sunday, August 14th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 3

Monday, August 15th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 4

Tuesday, August 16th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 5

Wednesday, August 17th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 6

Thursday, August 18th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 7

Friday, August 19th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 8

Saturday, August 20th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 9

Sunday, August 21st, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 10

Munster Junior Performance Squad - Autumn 2016

Impressive Array of Cork Talent Nominated for Munster Junior Performance Squad

Twenty nine Cork Athletes, from eleven Cork Clubs have been selected for the Munster Junior Performance Squad

Munster Junior Performance Squad

Members of Munster Junior Performance Squad 2015

Munster Athletics website

 

Athletics Ireland Junior Performance Squads Page

 

Full Munster Junior Performance Squad selection - PDF file

 

Cork Clubs Represented

Bandon (2), Bantry (2), Leevale (8), Midelton (1), Midleton (1), North Cork (3), Skibbereen (1), St Catherines (1), Togher (2), West Muskerry (2) and Youghal (2)

 

First Munster Training Camp: September 23rd-25th, Banna Beach, Co Kerry

 

Key aspects of the performance squads will include the following:

  • Weekend Training Camps for athletes & their personal coaches
  • Educational workshops incorporating key areas such as S&C, Sports Psychology, Nutrition & Hydration, Planning, Goal Setting, Lifestyle, Biomechanics
  • A strong training emphasis at these camps with athletes working together in groups
  • A chance for personal coaches and lead coaches to interact and share training ideas
  • Regular communication re development & high performance initiatives and competitions
  • Mentoring support for personal coaches through the lead coaches & National Junior Endurance Coach

 

Performance Squad Registration

All selected athletes MUST register their place on the squad, by Friday 19th August. Any athlete that hasn’t registered by then may be replaced by athletes on the reserve list. It would very much appreciate if registration was done quickly, with all requested details filled in.

Registration is €20 per athlete. Following this, the head coach from the Munster region will communicate all details regarding the first camp with the personal coaches/athletes, via group e mail. Please ensure that the athlete’s email, a parent’s email and the coach’s email are all provided on the registration form.

Queries should be directed to the National Junior Endurance Coach Steve Macklin at 0876335565

 

Cork Athletes Selected for Munster Junior Performance Squad - Girls

ForenameSurnameClub
Fiona Everard Bandon
Laura Nicholson Bandon
Kaithlyn Coffey Leevale
Alannah Neff Leevale
Rhona Pierce Leevale
Tamzin Muldowney Midleton
Ursula Bluett North Cork
Sarah Corbett North Cork
Ellen McCarthy Skibereen
Laura Hayes St Catherines
Jenniffer Cotter West Muskerry
Stephanie Cotter West Muskerry

Cork Athletes Selected for Munster Junior Performance Squad - Boys

ForenameSurnameClub
Liam Cotter Bantry
Darragh McElhinney Bantry
Tommy Connolly Leevale
Matthew Murnane Leevale
Charlie O'Donovan Leevale
Conor O'Driscoll Leevale
Ben Smith Leevale
Jack O'Shea Midelton
Damian Madigan North Cork
Ruairi Casey Togher
Chris O'Reilly Togher
Feargal Curtin Youghal
Jake McCarthy Youghal

Cork Athletics Graded Leagues - Round 5 2016

Cork Athletics Graded Leagues - Round 5 2016

Tuesday August 9th 2016

sponsored by John Buckley Sports

Cork Athletics Graded Leagues 2016 Round 1 Mile Race 1

 

Cork Athletics Graded Leagues - Round 5 Event Page

 

Graded Leagues 2016 Series Header

Round 5 of the Cork Athletics Graded Leagues 2016, takes place on Tuesday August 9th.

[Note: Athletics begins at the Rio Olympics on Friday August 12th].

 

DateDayTimeVenueTrackField 
9th Aug 2016 Tues 19:45 CIT Track, Bishopstown

400m

100m

1500m

Shot

Discus

High Jump
26th Aug 2016 Fri 19:45 CIT Track, Bishopstown

100m

3000m

200m

800m

4 x 100m Relay

Javelin

Hammer

High Jump

 

Results of Cork Athletics Graded Leagues 2016 - Round 1 (on Old Cork Athletics website)

Results of Cork Athletics Graded Leagues 2016 - Round 2 

Results of Cork Athletics Graded Leagues 2016 - Round 3 

Results of Cork Athletics Graded Leagues 2016 - Round 4

PB results from Rounds 1 to 3

Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month June 2016 - Charlie O'Donovan

Charlie O'Donovan is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for June 2016

The Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by 96FM/C103FM, The Evening Echo and The River Lee

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 Photo:Tony O'Connell Photography

Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month - June 2016 - Award Citation

The Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for June is Charlie O'Donovan. Charlie receives the award for an outstanding time of 3:54.56 to win the Junior Mens 1500m at the 65th Cork City Sports. Charlie's time qualified him for the European Youth Championships, in Tbilisi,  Georgia, last month, where he reached the Mens 1500m Final.

Videos

Interview with Charlie O'Donovan, Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for June 2016

Interview with Charlie O'Donovan Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month June 2016 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.

European Youth Championships 2016 - 1500m Final

 

Photos

Photos from the Cork City Sports awards function, on Cork Athletics Flickr! account


Cork City Sports Homepage
Cork City Sports - Awards Archive

Cork Athletics Homepage

 

Rio 2016 Athletics Ireland Day 2 Report

Rio Olympics - Athletics Ireland Day 2 Report

Rio de Janeiro, Saturday August 13th 2016

 Rio Olympics Irish Women Steeplechasers

Sara Treacy Makes Olympic Steeplechase Final

Athletics Ireland report by Feidhlim Kelly

Sara Treacy (Dunboyne) put in a heroic effort in heat 3 of the women’s 3,000m steeplechase and advanced to the final on appeal after being impeded at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro today (August 13).

Treacy finished 12th in heat 3 in 9:46.24 but was impeded and fell when in contention. Ethiopia’s Etenesh Diro and Jamaica’s Aisha Praught, who finished 7th and 8th in 9:34.70 and 9:35.79 respectively, also advanced to the final as a result of the collision.

The Meath woman took a heavy fall on the infield and was left bloody and shaken – but not defeated. “This is not going to define my Olympics. Get up and get going,” was the Dunboyne athlete’s response on when she fell hitting the inside of the track on the grass. Treacy had passed through the mixed zone before hearing the news of her qualification but commenting on the incident she said:

“I caught up with the back of the pack and someone just stopped and everyone ran into the back of them. I tried to avoid it and I stepped on the inside of the track. It all happened so quickly. I stood on a drainage grate on the inside of the track and fell completely. I just completely lost momentum and lost the whole pack and had to get going again.”

Treacy remained upbeat and determined afterwards. “It’s all it’s cracked up to be,” she said of the Olympics. “I’ll have to get ready for London (world championships) next year.” She need not wait that long with the women’s 3,000m steeplechase final on Monday August 15 at 11:15 Brazil time/15:15 Irish time.

Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle) produced a season’s best of 9:45.35 finishing 14th in heat 1. “It was a season’s best and it’s been great on this journey with the girls and creating history with the three of us at the Olympics.” This was a the first time a full quota of Irish women made the steeplechase at the Olympics.

Michelle Finn (Leevale) finished 11th in heat 2 in 9:and 49.45 and felt she could have gone faster. “I really do think overall I could have done a little. I had more left but it was a great experience.”

Mark English 5th in 1:45.93 in Men's 800m Semi on Olympic Debut

Mark English Rio 2016 Olympic 400m Semi min

Mark English (UCD) bowed out of the Olympics after a fifth place finish in his 800m semi-final final in 1:45.93 in Rio de Janeiro (August 13).

The Donegal man went in the third and final semi-final, needing to better the Irish record of 1:44.82 to be in with a chance of qualification. The first two in each semi and two fastest non-automatic qualifiers advanced to the final.  

Kenya’s world record holder David Rudisha was in impressive form to win English’s semi in 1:43.88. “I wanted to go out there and have no regrets,” said English afterwards. “I did the best race I could. It was always going to be tough running two races in two days.” The UCD medicine student had missed an important part of training in the build-up due to injury.

“I’m always looking to better myself and I focus on the process,” he concluded afterwards and he will continue to race for the rest of the season.

Irish in action on Day 3, Sunday August 14

09:30/13:30 Marathon - Women's Final - Lizzie Lee (Leevale), Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) and Breege Connolly (North Belfast Harriers)

Rio Olympics Ciara Mageean Women 1500m Round 1

21:30/1:30am 1500m Women's Semi-Final - Ciara Mageean (UCD)

Full Olympic Athletics Schedule, including Irish Athletes timetables

Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 3 - Sunday, August 14th, 13:30

Athletics Ireland Coaching Network Announces Sprints Jumps and Hurdles Conferences

Athletics Ireland has announced Two Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps coaching Conferences

Athlone IT, Saturday September 3rd and Saturday September 17th

 Athletics Ireland Coaching Network

Following the highly successful initial event in the Athletics Ireland Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps Coaching Network series, held in Athlone IT on April 16th, Athletics Ireland has announced two further events in the Hurdles and Jumps Coaching Network series.

The initial event was a great success, with over 130 coaches filling the venue.  This appetite for self-development by the coaches bodes very well for the clubs and athletes with whom they work.

Timetables, Presenter Bios and Workshop Details - PDF File

Sprints / Jumps / Hurdles Development Day - September 3rd

  •   Warmup Workshop
  •   Hurdles Workshop
  •   Sprint Relay Workshop
  •   Triple Jump Workshop
  •   High Jump Workshop
  •   Speed development Workshop
  •   General conditioning Workshop
  •   Planning Workshop

Sprints / Jumps / Hurdles Performance Day - September 17th

  •   High Jump Workshop
  •   Technical hurdles Workshop
  •   Long Jump Workshop
  •   Pole Vault Workshop
  •   Speed Development – Acceleration Workshop
  •   400m Hurdles Workshop
  •   High Jump – Plyometrics

Focus

The primary focus is on networking, sharing knowledge, and improving on the technical aspects of sprinting, hurdling and jumping.

These events have something to offer the club coach, development coach and performance coach. These occasions are designed to assist coaches develop, while also networkworking with other coaches, and to help build better support structures for their own training group.

Registration

Each of the events costs €30

3rd September 2016

17th September 2016

Athletics Ireland Registration Figures July 2016

Athletics Ireland Registrations July 2016

July's figures include new clubs Buttevant Running Club and Churchtown Runners for the first time, having been omitted from previous listings, due to Athletics Ireland administration issues.  There are now 6,851 registered athletes, from 48 clubs, in Cork.

Overall Cork Registrations

Bandon Club Logo

ClubJuvenileJuniorMasterSeniorTotal
Bandon A.C. 509 4 88 25 626
Leevale A.C. 316 7 92 75 490
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 193 2 154 35 384
Midleton A.C. 151 136 24 311
Youghal A.C. 141 3 128 33 305
North Cork A.C. 221 3 55 7 286
Togher A.C. 114 7 84 46 251
Belgooly A.C. 188 3 34 4 229
Tracton A.C. 131 68 13 212
Mallow A.C. 3 1 176 29 209
West Muskerry A.C. 149 4 35 7 195
Eagle A.C. 160 25 185
Clonakilty Road Runners 102 62 14 178
St. Catherine's A.C. 131 35 8 174
St. Nicholas A.C. 107 58 7 172
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 114 2 43 5 164
St. Finbarrs A.C. 123 38 161
Skibbereen A.C. 123 1 28 5 157
Ballintotis Fit4Life 7 130 19 156
Ballincollig A.C. 103 43 8 154
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 66 1 71 13 151
Watergrasshill A.C. 3 95 36 134
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 108 11 2 121
Liscarroll A.C. 89 1 24 1 115
Doheny A.C. 100 9 1 110
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 104 4 108
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 1 78 26 105
Millstreet A.C. 76 25 1 102
Courcey A.C. 86 15 101
Aghada Running Club ARC 70 11 81
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 66 8 3 77
Old Abbey A.C. 64 7 2 73
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 56 10 3 69
Bantry A.C. 8 38 20 66
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 47 16 63
Donoughmore A.C. 31 27 1 59
Bweeng Trail Blazers 48 8 56
Galtee Runners A.C. 1 39 12 52
Duhallow A.C. 28 7 35
Carrigtwohill 26 7 33
Rising Sun A.C. 1 24 25
East Cork A.C. 16 8 24
Fota Island Running Club 15 8 23
Abbey Striders A.C. 12 2 4 3 21
Churchtown Runners 11 8 19
Buttevant R.C. 12 5 17
Cork Varsity A.C. 0 10 10
Glanmire A.C. 1 1 2

 Note: Glanmire AC, with just two registered athletes, does not meet the required minimum of 10 registrations.

Cork Juvenile Clubs

ClubJuvenileJuniorTotal
Bandon A.C. 509 4 513
Leevale A.C. 316 7 323
North Cork A.C. 221 3 224
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 193 2 195
Belgooly A.C. 188 3 191
West Muskerry A.C. 149 4 153
Midleton A.C. 151 151
Youghal A.C. 141 3 144
St. Catherine's A.C. 131 131
Tracton A.C. 131 131
Skibbereen A.C. 123 1 124
Togher A.C. 114 7 121
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 114 2 116
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 108 108
St. Nicholas A.C. 107 107
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 104 104
Ballincollig A.C. 103 103
Clonakilty Road Runners 102 102
Doheny A.C. 100 100
Liscarroll A.C. 89 1 90
Courcey A.C. 86 86
Millstreet A.C. 76 76
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 66 1 67
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 66 66
Old Abbey A.C. 64 64
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 56 56
Donoughmore A.C. 31 31
Abbey Striders A.C. 12 2 14
Bantry A.C. 8 8
Ballintotis Fit4Life 7 7
Mallow A.C. 3 1 4
Watergrasshill A.C. 3 3
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 1 1
Galtee Runners A.C. 1 1
Glanmire A.C. 1 1
Rising Sun A.C. 1 1

 

Cork Adult Registrations

Mallow AC Streets of Galway 2016

Mallow AC have jumped right to the top, with an impressive 205 adult members.  Pictured above is the large contingent of Mallow athletes who competed in the recent Streets of Galway 8k

ClubMasterSeniorTotal
Mallow A.C. 176 29 205
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 154 35 189
Eagle A.C. 160 25 185
Leevale A.C. 92 75 167
St. Finbarrs A.C. 123 38 161
Youghal A.C. 128 33 161
Midleton A.C. 136 24 160
Ballintotis Fit4Life 130 19 149
Watergrasshill A.C. 95 36 131
Togher A.C. 84 46 130
Bandon A.C. 88 25 113
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 78 26 104
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 71 13 84
Aghada Running Club ARC 70 11 81
Tracton A.C. 68 13 81
Clonakilty Road Runners 62 14 76
St. Nicholas A.C. 58 7 65
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 47 16 63
North Cork A.C. 55 7 62
Bantry A.C. 38 20 58
Bweeng Trail Blazers 48 8 56
Ballincollig A.C. 43 8 51
Galtee Runners A.C. 39 12 51
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 43 5 48
St. Catherine's A.C. 35 8 43
West Muskerry A.C. 35 7 42
Belgooly A.C. 34 4 38
Duhallow A.C. 28 7 35
Carrigtwohill 26 7 33
Skibbereen A.C. 28 5 33
Donoughmore A.C. 27 1 28
Millstreet A.C. 25 1 26
Liscarroll A.C. 24 1 25
East Cork A.C. 16 8 24
Rising Sun A.C. 24 24
Fota Island Running Club 15 8 23
Churchtown Runners 11 8 19
Buttevant R.C. 12 5 17
Courcey A.C. 15 15
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 11 2 13
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 10 3 13
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 8 3 11
Cork Varsity A.C. 0 10 10
Doheny A.C. 9 1 10
Old Abbey A.C. 7 2 9
Abbey Striders A.C. 4 3 7
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 4 4
Glanmire A.C. 1 1

 

National Top 50 Clubs by Overall Registration

Bandon Club Logo

Bandon AC place third overall, with Leevale AC in 8th position.  Other Cork clubs to feature in the top 50 are Ballymore-Cobh AC, Midleton AC, Youghal AC and North Cork AC

CountyClubJuvenileJuniorMasterSeniorTotal
Galway Galway City Harriers A.C. 205 7 359 119 690
Dublin Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 430 11 160 88 689
Cork Bandon A.C. 509 4 88 25 626
Galway Craughwell A.C. 474 5 116 19 614
Dublin Crusaders A.C. 216 5 185 184 590
Meath Dunboyne A.C. 209 2 279 34 524
Donegal Tir Chonaill A.C. 333 4 124 32 493
Cork Leevale A.C. 316 7 92 75 490
Kilkenny Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 271 7 155 43 476
Sligo Sligo A.C. 288 2 146 29 465
Dublin Raheny Shamrock A.C. 226 6 158 62 452
Waterford West Waterford A.C. 132 3 265 46 446
Dublin Blackrock A.C.(Dublin) 297 120 20 437
Dublin Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 193 10 135 94 432
Tipperary Clonmel A.C. 179 2 211 36 428
Kildare Naas A.C. 273 3 112 16 404
Galway Tuam A.C. 169 179 43 391
Meath Ratoath A.C. 301 2 80 7 390
Carlow St. L. O'Toole A.C. 226 4 134 25 389
Cork Ballymore Cobh A.C. 193 2 154 35 384
Dublin Donore Harriers 173 8 135 61 377
Mayo Ballina A.C. 175 1 168 33 377
Limerick Dooneen A.C. 267 3 81 22 373
Louth Drogheda & District A.C. 46 273 52 371
Offaly Tullamore Harriers A.C. 150 5 176 38 369
Dublin Fingallians A.C. 313 3 36 10 362
Longford Longford A.C. 295 50 12 357
Wicklow Kilcoole A.C. 185 140 29 354
Dublin Brothers Pearse A.C. 161 4 145 36 346
Dublin Lucan Harriers A.C. 187 1 136 15 339
Dublin Portmarnock A.C. 213 1 103 8 325
Sligo Corran A.C 247 1 65 10 323
Westmeath Athlone IT A.C. 229 78 14 321
Cork Midleton A.C. 151 136 24 311
Waterford Waterford A.C. 173 2 109 26 310
Cork Youghal A.C. 141 3 128 33 305
Louth Glenmore A.C. 175 1 111 18 305
Dublin Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C. 197 3 64 32 296
Sligo North Sligo A.C. 216 3 57 17 293
Dublin Metro/St. Brigid's A.C. 194 2 76 20 292
Westmeath Mullingar Harriers A.C. 168 8 93 21 290
Donegal Lifford Strabane A.C. 138 1 133 17 289
Kildare St. Coca's A.C. 153 3 99 34 289
Laois St Abbans A.C 118 3 125 43 289
Cork North Cork A.C. 221 3 55 7 286
Dublin Lusk A.C. 158 2 111 15 286
Galway Athenry A.C. 86 158 39 283
Kildare Celbridge A.C. 165 7 89 21 282
Donegal Inishowen A.C. 181 91 9 281
Kildare Le Cheile A.C. 150 3 94 31 278

National Top 50 Clubs by Juvenile Registration

Bandon AC remains the largest Juvenile club in the country, with Leevale AC in fifth position.  Other Cork clubs in the top 50 are; North Cork AC, Ballymore Cobh AC and Belgooly AC

CountyClubJuvenileJuniorTotal
Cork Bandon A.C. 509 4 513
Galway Craughwell A.C. 474 5 479
Dublin Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 430 11 441
Donegal Tir Chonaill A.C. 333 4 337
Cork Leevale A.C. 316 7 323
Dublin Fingallians A.C. 313 3 316
Meath Ratoath A.C. 301 2 303
Dublin Blackrock A.C.(Dublin) 297 297
Longford Longford A.C. 295 295
Sligo Sligo A.C. 288 2 290
Kilkenny Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 271 7 278
Kildare Naas A.C. 273 3 276
Limerick Dooneen A.C. 267 3 270
Sligo Corran A.C 247 1 248
Mayo Claremorris A.C. 243 2 245
Kerry Kenmare A.C. 236 1 237
Dublin Raheny Shamrock A.C. 226 6 232
Carlow St. L. O'Toole A.C. 226 4 230
Westmeath Athlone IT A.C. 229 229
Cork North Cork A.C. 221 3 224
Dublin Crusaders A.C. 216 5 221
Sligo North Sligo A.C. 216 3 219
Dublin Portmarnock A.C. 213 1 214
Waterford Ferrybank A.C. 210 3 213
Wicklow Greystones & District A.C. 212 1 213
Galway Galway City Harriers A.C. 205 7 212
Meath Dunboyne A.C. 209 2 211
Mayo Swinford A.C. 204 5 209
Mayo Westport A.C. 207 1 208
Leitrim North Leitrim A.C. 204 204
Dublin Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 193 10 203
Dublin Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C. 197 3 200
Dublin Metro/St. Brigid's A.C. 194 2 196
Cork Ballymore Cobh A.C. 193 2 195
Cork Belgooly A.C. 188 3 191
Donegal Finn Valley A.C. 184 7 191
Louth Dundalk St. Gerards A.C. 189 189
Dublin Lucan Harriers A.C. 187 1 188
Wicklow Kilcoole A.C. 185 185
Antrim Ballymena & Antrim A.C. 177 4 181
Donegal Inishowen A.C. 181 181
Dublin Donore Harriers 173 8 181
Leitrim Carrick-on-Shannon A.C. 179 2 181
Tipperary Clonmel A.C. 179 2 181
Dublin Cabinteely A.C. 176 176
Louth Boyne A.C. 175 1 176
Louth Glenmore A.C. 175 1 176
Mayo Ballina A.C. 175 1 176
Westmeath Mullingar Harriers A.C. 168 8 176
Wicklow Inbhear Dee A.C. 176 176

National Top 50 Clubs by Adult Registration

Galway City Harriers head the list by a distance from Crusaders AC.  Mallow AC, in 13th position, are the largest Cork club. Other Cork clubs in the Top 50 are Ballymore-Cobh AC, Eagle AC, Leevale AC, Midleton AC, St Finbarr's AC, Youghal AC, Ballintotis Fit4Life, Watergrasshill AC and Togher AC

CountyClubMasterSeniorGrand Total
Galway Galway City Harriers A.C. 359 119 478
Dublin Crusaders A.C. 185 184 369
Louth Drogheda & District A.C. 273 52 325
Meath Dunboyne A.C. 279 34 313
Waterford West Waterford A.C. 265 46 311
Dublin Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 160 88 248
Tipperary Clonmel A.C. 211 36 247
Clare Marathon Club Ireland 209 20 229
Dublin Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 135 94 229
Galway Tuam A.C. 179 43 222
Dublin Raheny Shamrock A.C. 158 62 220
Offaly Tullamore Harriers A.C. 176 38 214
Cork Mallow A.C. 176 29 205
Mayo Ballina A.C. 168 33 201
Kilkenny Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 155 43 198
Galway Athenry A.C. 158 39 197
Dublin Donore Harriers 135 61 196
Cork Ballymore Cobh A.C. 154 35 189
Cork Eagle A.C. 160 25 185
Dublin Front Runners A.C. 163 22 185
Mayo Mayo A.C. 157 27 184
Dublin Brothers Pearse A.C. 145 36 181
Sligo Sligo A.C. 146 29 175
Wexford Slaney Olympic A.C. 137 36 173
Wicklow Kilcoole A.C. 140 29 169
Dublin Sportsworld A.C. 114 54 168
Laois St Abbans A.C 125 43 168
Cork Leevale A.C. 92 75 167
Cork St. Finbarrs A.C. 123 38 161
Cork Youghal A.C. 128 33 161
Cork Midleton A.C. 136 24 160
Carlow St. L. O'Toole A.C. 134 25 159
Wicklow Sli Cualann A.C. 124 35 159
Donegal Tir Chonaill A.C. 124 32 156
Louth North East Runners A.C. 127 28 155
Limerick An Bru A.C 118 35 153
Dublin Lucan Harriers A.C. 136 15 151
Donegal Lifford Strabane A.C. 133 17 150
Cork Ballintotis Fit4Life 130 19 149
Meath Trim A.C. 124 20 144
Dublin Blackrock A.C.(Dublin) 120 20 140
Meath Star of the Sea A.C. 122 16 138
Dublin Civil Service A.C. 99 38 137
Galway Craughwell A.C. 116 19 135
Waterford Waterford A.C. 109 26 135
Kildare St. Coca's A.C. 99 34 133
Dublin Waterstown Warriors A.C. 116 16 132
Cork Watergrasshill A.C. 95 36 131
Dublin Tallaght A.C. 106 25 131
Cork Togher A.C. 84 46 130

Registered Cork Athletics Events Week Ending Sunday August 14th

Mega Week for Athletics Ireland Registered Events

Week Ending Sunday August 14th 2016

Cork Athletics Registered Road Races Week Ending Sunday August 14 2016

There is a very busy week ahead, with at least one Registered event each day, apart from tomorrow Monday:

Six Road Races

Two T&F Meets

First Three Days of Athletics at the Rio Olympics

Dublin Marathon - National Championship - Update August 6th 2016

Critical Information for Athletics Ireland Registered Cork Clubs

Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship 2016

Dublin, Sunday October 30th 2016

 

Dublin Marathon 1916 Commemorative MedalDublin Marathon logo 2016

Dublin Marathon Finishers Medal 2016

 

Dublin Marathon 2016 - Updated Entry Information Aug 6th

Saturday August 6th - Nearly 15,000 Entries Reached!!

Just over 1,000 places left

Tuesday's Post:

"The official closing date for Marathon entries, INCLUDING the Athletics Ireland National Marathon, is Saturday October 1st 2016....HOWEVER "Closing date 17:00 hrs on Saturday October 1 (Earlier if race limit has been reached)"

The entry limit of 14,000 has already been exceeded and has been reset to 16,000.  Entries are coming in very rapidly, so the 16,000 limit is likely to be reached in the next few weeks, at most. 

This year's route has been changed, due to ongoing Luas works in Dublin.  One of the consequences of the route changes is a number of tight turns and narrow streets.  As a further consequence, on safety grounds, the current 16,000 limit is unlikely to be further extended.


So....Don't be disappointed! Ensure that you are entered for the Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship."

Cork Club Registration Issues

Tuesday's article reported on difficulties some newer clubs were having registering their members in the Athletics Ireland National Championship section, due to the absence of their particular club from the selection listing.  Cork Athletics intervention, after it was made aware of the problem, led to a new club listing being issue by Athletics Ireland, so, for remaining entries, the issue should be resolved.

Some clubs used 'innovative' methods, such as inserting their club name in one of the other boxes, to enter their members.  It isn't yet clear how previous entries that were unable to enter their clubs will be able to have their details included.  Cork Athletics will be taking this up, and will post the results.

Celtic Games 2016

Four Cork Athletes Selected for Celtic Games

Swansea, Wales, Sat August 6th 2016

Four athletes from four Cork clubs have been named on the Irish team selection for next Saturday's Celtic Games, in Swansea, Wales. Diarmuid Clancy (Abbey Striders), Laura Nicholson (Bandon AC), Conor Morey (Leevale AC) and Katie Moynihan, (Liscarroll AC), will represent Ireland in next Saturday's Celtic Games

The Celtic Games is an International competition between Wales, Scotland and Ireland, for teams in the Under 18 and Under 16 age groups. The Under 16 age group has a limited number of events, whilst the Under 18 match is a full program of events. Scotland and Ireland will field representative International teams, whilst Wales, as host nation, is permitted to field a development team, along with their International Team.

Celtic Games Program 2016  (PDF file) Swansea Harriers website

Athletics Ireland has announced the Irish Teams for the Celtic Games in Swansea on Saturday next, August 6th.

The teams were selected based on results from the GloHealth Juvenile Championships. Full Irish Teams (PDF file)

Cork Athletes Selected for Celtic Games

Diarmuid Clancy Abbey Striders Sportsfile Photo Laura Nicholson 1st in Inter Steeplechase 225 Bandon Grammar Photo Conor Morey Leevale Sportsfile Photo Katie Moynihan Liscarroll 225
Diarmuid Clancy Laura Nicholson Conor Morey Katie Moynihan

 

TeamEventAthleteClubSeason's Best
Under 18 Boys 400mH Diarmuid Clancy Abbey Striders 00:56.16
Under 18 Girls 1500m Steeplechase Laura Nicholson Bandon 05:11.16
Under 16 Boys 200m Conor Morey Leevale 00:23.23
Under 16 Girls Javelin Katie Moynihan Liscarroll 40.13m

About Us

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