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Dublin Marathon 2016 - Update

Critical Information for Athletics Ireland Registered Cork Clubs

Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship 2016

Dublin, Sunday October 30th 2016

 Dublin Marathon logo 2016

Cork Athletics Club Registrations

In the past few days, Cork Athletics was informed that some Registered Athletics Ireland Clubs, under Cork Athletics County Board, have had difficulty in registering their members and/or teams for the Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship, which is incorporated in the Dublin Marathon.

It is understood that some the newer clubs, even those registered several years ago, were unable to register, as their club did not appear in the entry system.  Cork Athletics has been in touch with the Dublin Marathon office and has supplied them with a list of registered Cork clubs.  It is also understood that Athletics Ireland is to supply Dublin Marathon office with an updated club listing.  The Dublin Marathon is organised by Dublin BHAA, consequently, for data protection reasons, it is not possible for Dublin Marathon office to access the Athletics Ireland registration database.

A list of registered Athletics Ireland Clubs under the auspices of Cork Athletics can be found on the Cork Athletics website.

NOTE: Please be aware that the listing on the Cork Athletics website includes one or more clubs whose registrations are NOT up to date.


Dublin Marathon 2016 - Entry Closing Information


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.


Athletics on TV - Morton Games 2016


Highlights of the Morton Games is being aired on television in Ireland and abroad again this year.

In Ireland, Irish TV and Setanta Ireland are screening highlights of the Morton Stadium event, and is also being broadcast in the UK on Premier Sports, across 25 countries in Africa via Fox Sports, and in the Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus on their Fox Sports channels.

Coverage is presented by Tulsen Tollett, with commentary from Will Downing, Jessie Barr and Dick Hooper.

Irish TV is available in the UK and Ireland on Sky 191 and Freesat 400, plus 191 on eirVision and Vodafone TV, and online at

eir Sport 1 is on Sky 423 and Virgin Ireland 105 & 400.

Premier Sports is on Sky UK 428, and is also available on Virgin Media.

Programme Details

eir Sport

Mon 1 Aug ­ 8:00am ­ eir Sport 2
Mon 1 Aug ­ 11:00am ­ eir Sport 1
Tue 2 Aug ­ 11:30pm ­ eir Sport 2
Wed 3 Aug ­ 8:00am ­ eir Sport 1
Fri 5 Aug ­ 11:00am ­ eir Sport 1
Sun 7 Aug ­ 3:00am ­ eir Sport 1 (Sat night)
Sun 7 Aug ­ 10:30am ­ eir Sport 1
Sun 7 Aug ­ 7:00pm ­ eir Sport 1

Premier Sports UK

Sun 31 July ­ 12:25pm
Mon 1 Aug ­ 8:00am
Tue 2 Aug ­ 11:30pm

Athletics Ireland Team Heads for Rio

Irish Olympic Team and Timetable

Rio 2016 Logo

The Irish Track and Field team are jetting off to Brazil tomorrow (July 28) for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Athletics action takes place from the 12th-21st of August. You can find out the full details of the team and timetable below.

High Performance Director Kevin Ankrom said: "Results have been on the upswing for the last couple weeks with Mark English (UCD) starting to return to form, Sara Treacy running a PB in the 3,000m steeplechase, and Ciara Mageean's (UCD) European medal. I see these performances as an encouraging step to having a good Olympic Games in Rio."

Irish Athletes Timetable

Olympic Athletics Schedules

Team Profile

Ciara Mageean Club: UCD Event: 1500 Personal best: 4:06.49 Coach: Jerry Kiernan Ciara Mageean announced herself as a hot prospect for the future when she won a silver medal over 1500m at the World Junior Athletics Championships in Moncton
Thomas Barr Club: Ferrybank Event: 400m Hurdles Personal best: 48.65 Coach: Haley and Drew Harrison The World University Games champion goes into the championships on the comeback trail having been injured. His first outdoor races were at the national championships and he made the semi-finals at the European Championships in Amsterdam.
Kevin Seaward Club: St Malachy's Event: Marathon Personal best: 2:14:52 Coach: Andrew Hobdell Seaward is the fastest marathon qualifier for Rio with his 2:14:52 in the Berlin marathon back in September 2015. The school teacher finished 42nd at the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff in March with 65:23.
Mick Clohisey Club: Raheny Shamrock Event: Marathon Personal best: 2:15:11 Coach: Dick Hooper Clohisey has been the most consistent distance runner on the domestic scene for the past 18 months winning national titles over cross country and on the road. He is coached by three-time marathon Olympian Dick Hooper.
Paul Pollock Club: Annadale Striders Event: Marathon Personal best: 2:15:38 Coach: Andrew Hobdell Paul Pollock showed great form at the World Half in March with a 14th place finish in Cardiff with 62:46. The doctor is a training partner of Kevin Seaward and is based in London. His brother Noel is the head doctor with UK Athletics. He will be looking for another strong showing and lead the team to a good finishing position.
Kerry O'Flaherty Club: Newcastle Event: 3000m Steeplechase Personal best: 9:42.61 Coach: Richard Rodgers O'Flaherty has been a consistent performer on the track and has been part of Irish teams that have medalled at the European Cross Country Championships. This will be her Olympic debut having made her first bow at the world championships last year.
Michelle Finn Club: Leevale Event: 3000mSC Personal best: 9:43.19 Coach: Donie Walsh Michelle Finn won the national title in impressive style with a front-running 9:46.81. The World Championships in Beijing were her major track debut having competed well on European Cross Country teams. She has just finished primary school teaching in UL.
Sara Treacy Club: Dunboyne Event: 3000m Steeplechase Personal best: 9:39.41 Coach: Bud Baldaro Sara Treacy has been based in Birmingham the past number of years qualifying as a doctor and practising while under the tutelage of top British coach Bud Baldaro. She also makes her Olympic debut.
Tori Pena Club: Finn Valley Event: Pole Vault Personal best: 4.60m Coach: Greg Hull This will be Tori Pena's second Olympic Games for Ireland where she will be looking to post a competitive performance. She has competed in every major championships for Ireland and the American based athlete will be eager to impress.
Fionnuala McCormack Club: Kilcoole Event: 10.000m/Marathon Personal best: 31:29.22/2:31:46 Coach: self This will be Fionnuala McCormack's third Olympic Games. She made her Olympic debut in Beijing in the 3
Lizzie Lee Club: Leevale Event: Marathon Personal best: 2:32:51 Coach: Donie Walsh Lizzie Lee has reached new levels of performance since giving birth to her daughter Lucy and recorded an excellent 2:32:51 in Berlin last September. She has been a lynchpin on Irish teams at the European Cross Country Championships. She works full-time with Apple.
Breege Connolly Club: North Belfast Harriers Event: Marathon Personal best: 2:37:29 Coach: Martin Deane/Paul Elliot The Leitrim woman has come a long way from running purely to make friends and will toe the line in Rio in the marathon by virtue of her excellent run in London in 2012. Connolly lives in Belfast and works as software tester in Newry.
Mark English Club: UCD Event: 800m Personal Best: 1:44.84 Coach: Steve Magness Mark English just missed out on the Olympics in London in 2012 as a junior but the Donegal man has gathered plenty of experience
Alex Wright Club: Leevale Event: 20km Race Walk/ 50km Race Walk Personal Best: 1:21:56/3:48:31 Coach: Robert Heffernan Alex Wright has been in excellent form this year recording personal bests over 20km and 50km to qualify for both distances in the Olympics. The Leevale athlete will focus on the 50km in Rio having focused internationally to date on the 20km.
Robert Heffernan Club: Togher Event: 50km Race Walk Personal best: 3:37:54 Coach: Marian Heffernan The 2013 World Champion goes into his fifth Olympic Games in Rio. He is set to receive a retrospective Olympic bronze medal from London but will be keen to show his best form in Rio. He has been of Ireland's most consistent athletes in recent times.
Brendan Boyce Club: Letterkenny Event: 50km Race Walk Personal best: 3:48:55 Coach: Robert Heffernan Brendan Boyce has improved considerably since his 26th place finish at the London Olympics in 3:55:01. He finished 16th at the European Championships in Zurich in 2014 in 3:51:34 and will be aiming for a top 20 performance in Rio.
Ciara Everard Club: UCD Event: 800m Personal Best: 2:01.21 Coach: James Nolan Ciara Everard is coached by two-time Olympian James Nolan who is also the head of athletics for Paralympics Ireland. The Kilkenny woman is a qualified physiotherapist and has been competing on the international stage for the last number of years. She will be keen to impress on her Olympic debut.


Irish Olympic Timetable

Day 1 - Friday August 12

Rio timeIrish timeEventAthlete
10:10 14:10 800m Round 1 Mark English (UCD)
11:10 15:10 10000m W Final Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole)
14:30 18:30 20km Race Walk M Final Alex Wright (Leevale)
20:30 00:30am 1500m W R1 Ciara Mageean (UCD)

Day 2 - Saturday August 13

 Irish timeEventAthlete
10:05 14:05 3000m SC W R1 Kerry O'Flaherty (Newcastle)
10:05 14:05 3000m SC W R1 Michelle Finn (Leevale)
10:05 14:05 3000m SC W R1 Sara Treacy (Dunboyne)
22:05 2:05am 800m M SF Mark English (UCD)

Day 3 Sunday August 14

Rio timeIrish timeEventAthlete
09:30 13:30 Marathon W Final Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole)
09:30 13:30 Marathon W Final Lizzie Lee (Leevale)
09:30 13:30 Marathon W Final Breege Connolly (North Belfast Harriers)
21:30 1:30am 1500m W SF Ciara Mageean (UCD)

Day 4 Monday August 15

Rio timeIrish timeEventAthlete
11:15 15:15 3000m SC W F Kerry O'Flaherty (Newcastle)
11:15 15:15 3000m SC W F Michelle Finn (Leevale)
11:15 15:15 3000m SC W F Sara Treacy (Dunboyne);
11:35 15:35 400m H M R1 Thomas Barr (Ferrybank)
22:25 2:25am 800m M Final Mark English (UCD)

Day 5 Tuesday August 16

Rio timeIrish timeEventAthlete
09:45 13:45 Pole Vault W Q A+B Tori Pena (Finn Valley)
21:35 1:35am 400m H M SF Thomas Barr (Ferrybank)
22:30 2:30am 1500m W Final Ciara Mageean (UCD)

Day 6 Wednesday August 17

Rio timeIrish timeEventAthlete
10:55 14:55 800m W R1 Ciara Everard (UCD)

Day 7 Thursday August 18

Rio timeIrish timeEventAthlete
12:00 16:00 400m H M Final Thomas Barr (Ferrybank)
21:15 1:15am 800m W SF Ciara Everard (UCD)

Day 8 Friday August 19

Rio timeIrish timeEventAthlete
08:00 12:00pm 50km Race Walk M Final Robert Heffernan (Togher)
08:00 12:00pm 50km Race Walk M Final Brendan Boyce (Letterkenny)
08:00 12:00pm 50km Race Walk M Final Alex Wright (Leevale)
20:30 12:30am Pole Vault W Final Tori Pena (Finn Valley)

Day 9 Saturday August 20

Rio timeIrish timeEventAthlete
21:15 1:15am 800m W Final Ciara Everard

Day 10 August 21

Rio timeIrish timeEventAthlete
09:30 13:30 Marathon M Final Kevin Seaward (St Malachy's)
09:30 13:30 Marathon M Final Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders)
09:30 13:30 Marathon M Final Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock)


Full Olympics Athletics Schedule

Friday August 12th - Athletics Day 1

M/WEventStageIrish Time
Men Discus Throw Qualification 13:30
Women Heptathlon 100m Hurdles 13:35
Women Shot Put Qualification 14:05
Men 800m Round 1 14:10
Women Heptathlon High Jump 14:50
Women 10000m 15:10
Women 100m Preliminary Round 15:55
Men 20km Walk 18:30
Women 1500m Round 1 00:30
Women Heptathlon Shot Put 00:35
Women Hammer Throw Qualification 00:40
Men 400m Round 1 01:05
Men Long Jump Qualification 01:20
Women Shot Put Final 02:00
Women Heptathlon 200m 02:05
Women 100m Round 1 02:40

Saturday August 13th - Athletics Day 2

M/WEventStageIrish Time
Men 100m Preliminary Round 13:30
Women Triple Jump Qualification 13:40
Women 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 14:05
Men Discus Throw Final 14:50
Women 400m Round 1 15:00
Women Heptathlon Long Jump 15:45
Men 100m Round 1 16:00
Women Heptathlon Javelin Throw 00:00
Men Pole Vault Qualification 00:20
Men 400m Semifinal 00:30
Men Long Jump Final 00:50
Women 100m Semifinal 01:00
Men 10000m 01:25
Men 800m Semifinal 02:05
Women 100m Final 02:35
Women Heptathlon 800m 02:53

Sunday August 14th - Athletics Day 3

M/WEventStageIrish Time
Women Marathon 13:30
Men High Jump Qualification 00:30
Women 400m Semifinal 00:35
Women Triple Jump Final 00:55
Men 100m Semifinal 01:00
Women 1500m Semifinal 01:30
Men 400m Final 02:00
Men 100m Final 02:25

Monday August 15th - Athletics Day 4

M/WEventStageIrish Time
Men Triple Jump Qualification 13:30
Women 200m Round 1 13:35
Men 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 14:25
Women Hammer Throw Final 14:40
Women 3000m Steeplechase Final 15:15
Men 400m Hurdles Round 1 15:30
Women Discus Throw Qualification 00:30
Men Pole Vault Final 00:35
Men 110m Hurdles Round 1 00:40
Women 400m Hurdles Round 1 01:30
Men 800m Final 02:25
Women 400m Final 02:45

Tuesday August 16th - Athletics Day 5

M/WEventStageIrish Time
Women 5000m Round 1 13:30
Women Pole Vault Qualification 13:45
Men Triple Jump Final 13:50
Men 1500m Round 1 14:30
Women 100m Hurdles Round 1 15:05
Women Discus Throw Final 15:20
Men 200m Round 1 15:50
Men High Jump Final 00:30
Women Javelin Throw Qualification 00:35
Men 110m Hurdles Semifinal 00:40
Women Long Jump Qualification 01:05
Women 400m Hurdles Semifinal 01:10
Men 400m Hurdles Semifinal 01:35
Women 200m Semifinal 02:00
Women 1500m Final 02:30
Men 110m Hurdles Final 02:45

Wednesday August 17th - Athletics Day 6

M/WEventStageIrish Time
Men Decathlon 100m 13:30
Men Hammer Throw Qualification 13:40
Men 5000m Round 1 14:05
Men Decathlon Long Jump 14:35
Women 800m Round 1 14:55
Men 3000m Steeplechase Final 15:50
Men Decathlon Shot Put 16:15
Men Decathlon High Jump 21:45
Men Javelin Throw Qualification 00:30
Women 100m Hurdles Semifinal 00:45
Women Long Jump Final 01:15
Men Decathlon 400m 01:20
Men 200m Semifinal 02:00
Women 200m Final 02:30
Women 100m Hurdles Final 02:55

Thursday August 18th - Athletics Day 7

M/WEventStageIrish Time
Men Decathlon 110m Hurdles 13:30
Men Shot Put Qualification 13:55
Women High Jump Qualification 14:00
Men Decathlon Discus Throw 14:25
Women 4 x 100m Relay Round 1 15:20
Men 4 x 100m Relay Round 1 15:40
Men 400m Hurdles Final 16:00
Men Decathlon Pole Vault 17:25
Men Decathlon Javelin Throw 22:35
Men Shot Put Final 00:30
Men 1500m Semifinal 00:45
Women Javelin Throw Final 01:10
Women 800m Semifinal 01:15
Men Decathlon 1500m 01:45
Women 400m Hurdles Final 02:15
Men 200m Final 02:30

Friday August 19th - Athletics Day 8

M/WEventStageIrish Time
Men 50km Walk 12:00
Women 20km Walk 18:30
Women Pole Vault Final 00:30
Women 4 x 400m Relay Round 1 00:40
Men Hammer Throw Final 01:05
Men 4 x 400m Relay Round 1 01:10
Women 5000m Final 01:40
Women 4 x 100m Relay Final 02:15
Men 4 x 100m Relay Final 02:35

Saturday August 20th - Athletics Day 9

M/WEventStageIrish Time
Women High Jump Final 00:30
Men Javelin Throw Final 00:55
Men 1500m Final 01:00
Women 800m Final 01:15
Men 5000m Final 01:30
Women 4 x 400m Relay Final 02:00
Men 4 x 400m Relay Final 02:35

Sunday August 21st - Athletics Day 10

M/WEventStageIrish Time
Men Marathon 13:30


World U20 Championships - Day 5

Another National Junior Record for 4x100m Women!

Bydgoszcz - Day 5 - Saturday July 23rd 2016

The Irish 4x100m women were even in contention for a medal right up to the final changover, but were overtaken in the final leg.  Nevertheless this was a tremendous achievement - coming fifth in the World, and setting a new National Junior Record of 44.82sec

World U20 Championship Final 2016 Irish Women 4x100m

Charlene Mawdsley, Gina Apke-Moses, Molly Scott and Ciara Neville

World Championship U20 Women 4x100m Final Table b

Athletics Ireland Report

Interview with Irish Women's Team


World U20 Women's 4x100m Relay Final

Mens 5000m Final

Earlier Pierre Murchan and Jack O'Leary ran in the 5000m final, finishing in 22nd and 25th places respectively, in 14:38.67 and 14:50.67.  The ev ent proved to be an African Tour De Force, as Championship distance event tend to be nowadays, with African representatives filling the first seven places.

The event was won by Selemon Barega of Ethiopia, in 13:21.21, after a sprint with Djamal Direh, Djbouti, 13:21.50 and Wesley Ledama, Kenya, 13:23.34.  Hands-down favourite, Aron Kifle, Eritrea, finished in 5th place in 13:31.09, after falling with two laps to go. He quickly gathered himself, but the leading trio were gone and he was unable to make up significant ground

Cork Athletics Graded Leagues 2016 - Standings After 3 Rounds

John Buckley Sports Graded Leagues 2016

Club Standings After 3 meets

Based on 4 Best Perfomances per Club

Leevale 102.46 1st
Togher 73.36 2nd
Bandon 68.52 3rd
St. Finbarr's 65.10 4th
Liscarroll 53.07 5th
Eagle 41.37 6th
East Cork 32.14 7th
Ballincollig 29.33 8th
Cork Varsity 26.74 9th
Riverstick Kinsale 25.96 10th
Carraig na bhFear 20.05 11th
Ballymore Cobh 17.86 12th
Blarney Inniscarra 16.86 13th
Midleton 15.75 14th
Rising Sun 14.06 15th
Bantry 13.65 16th
West Muskerry 6.34 17th
Fanahan McSweeney 3.91 18th
Carrigtwohill 0.64 19th

Personal Best (PB) Listings

The 2016 Cork Athletics Graded Leagues, sponsored by John Buckley Sports, continues to recognise and reward Personal Best performances, with a €5 sports goods voucher.

At the 1st Meeting this year there were 26 PB's (24 in the mile), listed below. Those concerned can redeem their vouchers by calling to John Buckley Sports, who have a copy of the listings.

Also listed below are the 48 athletes who achieved PB's in the 2015 series, many of whom did not receive their vouchers. They also can claim benefit at John Buckley Sport, who will have last year's list.
The awards are for Lifetime Personal Bests.

Meet 1 - Wednesday May 18th

1 Stephen Holland Bantry 781 X 20 53.9 53.78
1 Ian Tivy Togher 791 X 29 4.39 4.25
2 Michaell Pat O'Regan Leevale 760 X 28 4.32 4.27
3 Stuart Maloney Mooreabbey Milers 741 X 37 4.38 4.28
4 Philip Crowley Leevale 302 X 4.32 4.3
5 Craig Harrington Togher 732 X 26 4.55 4.41
6 Tim Crowley Leevale 733 X 33 4.55 4.45
7 Rory O'Sullivan St. Finbarr's 756 X 38 4.55 4.47
8 Stephen Young Leevale 790 X 25 4.57 4.49
9 David O'Keeffe Togher 773 X 23 4.59 4.55
10 Andrew Hobbs Leevale 749 X 28 5.04 5
11 Andrea Bickerdike Leevale 737 X 26 5.1 5.01
12 John O'Callaghan Eagle 776 X 45 5.08 5.04
13 Derek O'Keeffe Eagle 306 x 41 5.2 5.18
14 Stephen Geoghan St. Finbarr's 779 x 44 5.2 5.19
15 David Butler St. Finbarr's 742 X 27 5.25.8 5.23
16 Fiona Santry East Cork 783 X 30 5.42 5.29
17 Enda Kiernan Guest 745 X 45 6.21 5.56
18 Caitriona Santry St. Finbarr's 751 X 32 6.29 6.04
19 Rebecca McEvoy St. Finbarr's 758 X 25 6.25 6.09
20 Ned Ramsell Carrigtwohill 750 X 45 6.4 6.12
21 Anita Murphy St. Finbarr's 773 X 36 6.38 6.14
22 Emmett Mullally St. Finbarr's 762 X 29 7.1 6.19
23 Fiona Keohane St. Finbarr's 778 X 32 7.3 7.06
24 Louise Murphy St. Finbarr's 764 X 34 7.45 7.19
1 non Cork PB
Long Jump
1 Sarah O'Keefe Liscarroll 770 X 4.58m 4.74m

Meet 2 - Friday May 27th

 Name Club Comp No.MaleFemaleAgeP.B.Result
1 Liam Mulcahy Leevale 326 X 22 11.4 11.3
1 Dean Cronin Blarney Inniscarra 363 X   52 50.94
2 Ciaran Nugent Carraig na bhFear 315 X   57 55.36
1 Charlie O'Donovan Leevale 358 X 16 1.57 1.56.36
2 Paddy Barry St Finbarr's 312 X 26 2.26 2.14.15
3 James Merrygood Old Abbey 347 X 17 2.20 2.16.26
1 Finbarr Whelan Liscarroll 341 X 46 8.00 8.42
2 Sarah O'Keeffe Liscarroll 362 X 16 7.90 8.25
1 Roisin Howard Bandon 349 X 25 26.00 28.20

Meet 3 - Thursday June 9th

 Name Club Comp No.MaleFemaleAgeP.B.Result
1 Sarah O'Keeffe Liscarroll 396   X 16 29.33 28.45
1 Eoin Hartnett Midleton 379 X 16 2.20 2.17.6
1 Heywood Richardson Leevale 398 X 22 9.31 9.07.63
2 Mark Cronin St Finbarr's 375 X 31 9.45 9.23.25
3 John O'Callaghan Eagle 11 X 45 10.20 10.05.37
1 Finbarr Whelan Liscarroll 5 X 46 28.00 28.58
2 Sarah O'Keeffe Liscarroll 396 X 16 18.83 22.70
1 Sarah O'Keeffe Liscarroll 396 X 16 18.33 18.50
Long Jump
1 Julie Cusack Liscarroll 4 X 18 3.50 3.62

2015 Personal Bests

   Name Club   
Rd. 1 400m 1 Jodie Cusack Liscarrol 1
1 mile 1 Anita Murphy St. Finbarr's 2
2 Catriona Santry St. Finbarr's 3
3 Owen Ryan Ballymore * 4
4 Aiden Hartnett Togher 5
5 Marie Hegarty Belgooley 6
6 David O'Riordan Carrigna bhFear 7
7 David Butler St. Finbarr's 8
8 Brian Harty Midleton 9
9 Vivian Foley Eagle 10
10 Ian Dorgan St. Finbarr's * 11
11 Gus Keohane Carrigna bhFear 12
12 John Collins Skibereen 13
L J 1 Hayley Fitzgerald Belgooley 14
Rd. 2 200m 1 Ray Walsh Abbey Striders 15
800m 1 Billy Cronin West Muskerry 16
2 Thomas O'Connor Bandon 17
3000m 1 Trevor Cummins Ballymore Cbh * 18
2 Ken Geary Eagle 19
Rd 3 H J 1 David O'Donovan Eagle 20
400m 1 Stephen Holland Bandon 21
2 Conor O'Driscoll Leevale 22
3 Finbarr O'Dwyer Leevale 23
4 Shane O'Sullivan Leevale 24
1500m 1 Shane O'Rahilly North Cork 25
2 Owen Ryan Ballymore Cobh ** 26
3 Ian Dorgan St Finbarr's ** 27
100m 1 Eugene McVeigh Belgooley 28
2 Lorcan McVeigh Belgooley 29
Rd. 4 200m 1 Scott Gibson Bandon 30
800m 1 Stephen Holland Bantry 31
3000m 1 Trevor Cummins Ballymore Cobh ** 32
2 Owen Ryan Ballymore Cobh *** 33
3 Fergal Curtin Youghal 34
4 Ian Dorgan St. Finbarrs *** 35
Rd. 5 400m 1 Keith Burke Eagle 36
2 Danny Allen Bandon 37
1500m 1 Mark Buckley North Cork 38
2 Mark Cronin St. Finbarr's 39
Shot 1 Mike Keohane Rosscarbery 40
2 Finbar Whelan Liscarrol 41
Rd. 6 200m 1 Danny Allen Bandon 42
800m 1 Billy Cronin West Muskerry 43
2 Ian Dorgan St. Finbarr's **** 44
Javelin 1 Ian Hartnett Togher 45
3000m 1 David Fox Leevale 46
2 Andrew Hobbs Leevale 47
3 Donacha Lehane Eagle 48

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

Cork Athletics Graded Leagues Round 2 Results 2016

Cork Athletics Graded Leagues Round 3 Results 2016

Cork Athletics Graded Leagues Round 4 Schedule 2016

Cork Athletics Graded Leagues Round 5 Schedule 2016

Cork Athletics Graded Leagues Round 6 Schedule 2016

Cork Athletics Graded Leagues

World U20 Championships - Day 2

Walsh and King Star in Poland with New National Records

 Bydgoszcz - Day 2 - Wednesday July 20th 2016

Michaela Walsh Andy King

Micheala Walsh (Swinford) and Adam King (Iveragh) starred on the second day of the World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz setting national U20 shot put and hammer records respectively.

Walsh has been setting new standards in the throws in the last number of years and that upw2 - ard trajectory continued in Poland when she advanced to the final of the women’s shot put with a best of 15.31m – adding 16cm to her old record she set this summer when she won the England U20 Championships.

The Swinford athlete finished 11th in the final this evening with a best of 14.71m. She finished 10th in the World Youths last year and this is further progress as she builds towards the European Junior Championships next year.

Michaela Walsh speaking after her event

It was a great morning for the throwers with Adam King making the U20 men’s hammer final with a national U20 record of 71.60m. Unfortunately Owen Russell (St Andrew’s) missed out on the final by just one place - he finished 13th overall with a best of 70.34m. The final takes place on Friday (July 22).

Carla Sweeney (WSAF) and Louise Shanahan (Leevale) bowed out of the women's 800m at the World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz this evening, both finishing 6th in their respective semi-finals. Shanahan finished 6th in the first semi-final with a season’s best of 2:08.43 while Sweeney was 6th in the third 800m semi-final in 2:07.78.

Carla Sweeney Speaking after her 800m Heat

Womens 800m - Heat 1

Womens 800m Semi-Final - Heat 3


Womens 400m Semi-Final 3

Jenna Bromell (Emerald) finished 8th in the third 400m semi-final in 55.20.

You can watch video interviews with the athletes on the Athletics Ireland Facebook page

Elizabeth Morland (Cushinstown) gets her heptathlon campaign underway tomorrow while Sharlene Mawdsley (Newport) competes in the heats of the 200m.

Irish timetable July 21

Sharlene Mawdsley (Newport) 200m heats 12:00

Elizabeth Morland (Cushinstown) Heptathlon

Autumn Cross-Country Fixtures 2016

Preliminary Details of Cross-Country Fixtures for Autumn 2016

 Munster Masters Cross Country Championships 2014

Specific venue details have, in most cases, yet to finalised, and starting times are shown as a guide only.  


Note: Cork Athletics, as host county, is holding the Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice and U23 Cross-Country Championships on Sunday October 23rd.

Applications are invited from clubs interested in holding these Championships.  Interested clubs may hold the championships at a venue of their own choosing, or at Cork Athletics Riverstick grounds. 

The closing date for receipt of applications to host the event is Saturday August 20th.

Sun Sep 18th, 11:00 - East Cork Division Cross-Country Championships
Sun Sep 18th, 11:00 - West Cork Division Cross-Country Championships

Sun Oct 2nd, 12:00, Conna - Cork Athletics Intermediate Cross-Country Championships
Sun Oct 2nd, 12:00, Conna - Cork Athletics Novice Cross-Country Championships
Sun Oct 2nd, 12:00, Conna - Cork Athletics U23 Cross-Country Championships
Sun Oct 2nd, 12:00, Conna - Cork Athletics Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

Sun Oct 9th, 13:00, West Muskerry - Cork Athletics County Junior Cross-Country Championships
Sun Oct 9th, 13:00, West Muskerry - Cork Athletics County Senior Cross-Country Championships
Sun Oct 9th, 13:00, West Muskerry - Cork Athletics County Juvenile Uneven-Age Cross-Country Championships

Sun Oct 16th, 11:00, Phoenix Park, Dublin - Athletics Ireland Autumn XC, inc Masters Trials (aka Gerry Farnan XC )

Sun Oct 16th, 11:00, Carraig na bhFear - Cork Athletics Juvenile B Cross-Country Championships

Sun Oct 23rd, 11:00, Cork venue - Munster Juvenile Even Age Cross-Country Championships
Sun Oct 23rd, 11:00, Cork venue - Munster Athletics Novice Cross-Country Championships
Sun Oct 23rd, 11:00, Cork venue - Munster U23 Cross-Country Championships

Sun Nov 6th OR Sun Nov 20th, 12:00, Riverstick - Cork Athletics Novice B Cross-Country Championships
Sun Nov 6th OR Sun Nov 20th, 12:00, Riverstick - Cork Athletics Masters Cross-Country Championships

Sat Nov 12th, Tolcross Park, Scotland - British & Irish Masters XC

Sun Nov 13th, 11:00, Limerick venue - Munster Athletics Senior Cross-Country Championships
Sun Nov 13th, 11:00, Limerick venue - Munster Athletics Uneven Age Cross-Country Championships

Sun Nov 27th, TBA - Athletics Ireland National Intermediate Cross-Country Championships
Sun Nov 27th, TBA - Athletics Ireland National Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships
Sun Nov 27th, TBA - Athletics Ireland National Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

Sun Dec 4th, 11:00, Waterford Venue - Munster Athletics Masters Cross-Country Championships
Sun Dec 4th, 11:00, Waterford Venue - Munster Athletics Intermediate Cross-Country Championships
Sun Dec 4th, 11:00, Waterford Venue - Munster Athletics Juvenile 'B' Cross-Country Championships

Sun Dec 11th, 11:00, Chia, Italy - SPAR European XC Championships

Sun Dec 11th, 11:00 - Athletics Ireland National Juvenile Uneven Age Cross-Country Championships
Sun Dec 11th, 11:00 - Athletics Ireland National Novice Cross-Country Championships


Cork Athletics County Junior & Senior T&F Championships 2016

County Junior & Senior T&F Championships 2016

C.I.T. Track, 10:00am, Sunday August 14th

The Cork Athletics County Juvenile Track and Field Championships will be held at the CIT Track, on Sunday August 14th

CIT Track Location:

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CIT Bishopstown Basic a

CIT Track Loc8 Code: WFQ-84-4SN

Latitude & Longitude: 51.885193, -8.536551

Entry Forms

Entry Form - Excel file

NB: Only entries on this form are acceptable
CLOSING DATE: Wednesday August 10th


  1. All athletes must be registered Athletics Ireland members
  2. Ages:
  • Juniors born in 2000/1999/1998/1997 (under 17 to Under 20)
  • Seniors born in or before 2000 (Under 17 or Older)
  1. Guests welcome to take part, but must be registered members of Athletics Ireland, or another IAAF Fember Federation
  2. Entry: Juveniles - €2 per event, Seniors €3 per event.  €10 per event after the closing date (August 10th), or on competition day
  3. Only competing athletes and officials are permitted on the track and infield area
  4. All clubs are asked to provide 2 officials. Only those nominated will get free entry.
  5. No limit on no. of events, but competition will not be held up waiting for athletes.
  6. Events for which no entries have been received by the closing date (June 17th) will be cancelled.
  7. Entries sent on modified forms will be returned, no entries taken over the phone!
  8. Relay entries on the day of competition
  9. All athletes must wear footwear and club colours
  10. Please respect all property at C.I.T.
  11. Rubblish - Please take away, or dispose of, all rubbish. There is a clean-up charge!!
  12. Safety: Dogs / Hurleys / Footballs are not permitted inside the Track grounds, including spectator areas.

 Order of Events Cork County Senior & Junior Championships 2016

  11:00 AM   Men Hammer   1:00 PM  
800m Women & Men
11:30 AM Long Jump 1:15 PM 100M Women & Men
11:45 AM Women Hammer 1:30 PM 3000m Women & Junior Men  
12:30 PM Men Shot 1:45 PM 5000m Men
12:30 PM High Jump 2:00 PM Hurdles
1:00 PM Women Shot 2:10 PM 200m
1:30 PM Men Discus 2:30 PM 1500m
2:00 PM Women Discus 2:45 PM 400H
2:30 PM Men Javelin 3:00 PM 400m
3:00 PM Women Javelin 3:20 PM Steeplechase
3:30 PM 56 lb for Distance  
Programme may move forward by 45 mins

Athletics Ireland Competition Rule Book Pdf file

Cork Athletics Homepage

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Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Month May 2016

Donie Walsh is Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Month for May 2016

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


Michael and Mark Walsh 
Donie's sons, Michael & Mark Walsh accepting May Athletics Person Of The Month Award on his behalf

Photo: Cork City SportsDonie WalshDonie in his heyday, with his ever-present distinctive bandana

Photo: Leevale AC

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Donie, pictured at a previous awards ceremony, with his protoge, Lizzie Lee, who also heads to Rio

Photo: Leevale AC
Update - September 30th 2016

At the time of the original award ceremony, Donie was incapacitated, in hospital, following a fall, as a consequence,a special presentation ceremony was held in the River Lee, on September 30th


Donie Walsh Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Month May 2016 min

Tony O'Connell, Cork City Sports, presenting Donie Walsh with his award


Donie Walsh Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Month May 2016 Group Photo min


Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Month - May 2016 - Award Citation

May - Forty Four years after representing Ireland at the Munich Olympics, in 1972, Donie Walsh (Leevale AC) receives the Cork City Sports Cork Athletic Person for the Month of May following his selection as Distance Coach to the 2016 Irish Olympic team in Rio de Janerio.

Donie's greatest successes came in the early 1970s, when he won five National 10000m Championships on the track, in six years He represented Ireland in the Marathon at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.  He won numerous other cross country and track & field titles. He was a scoring member of the Irish team that brought home the Silver medals, in the World Cross Country Championships, in 1979, on the day that John Treacy won the World Cross Country Championship Title for the second time.

Unfortunately due to an accident Donie was unable to attend the awards in person. The award was accepted on his behalf by his two sons Michael & Mark Walsh.


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

The photos cover the March, April and May awards, which were all presented at the one awards ceremony.

Cork City Sports Homepage
Cork City Sports - Awards Archive

Cork Athletics Homepage

World U20 Championships - Day 4

4x100 - Women Qualify for Final, while Men Set National U20 Record

Bydgoszcz - Day 4 - Friday July 22nd 2016


The day started off with disappointment for Ireland when Sharlene Mawdsley (Newport) was disqualified in the Women's 200m, for a lane infringement.

Womens 200m - Heat 1

Women's 4x100m Relay

World Championship U20 Women Team

The Women's relay was nothing short of dramatic. With two tto qualify automatically from each heat, heat 1 produced just three finishers from five starters - and Jamaica were disqualified for an out of zone baton change, leaving Spain and Ecuador as the only official finishers, with both going through automatically.

Heat two was slightly less dramatic - Fancied Great Britain & Northern Ireland failed to finish after a disasterous final changeover.

Ireland were in the outside lane in Heat 3 and ran strongly throughout, however in spite of a terrific finish, finished third behind Germany and 'winners' New Zealand. However another twist saw New Zealand also disqualified, leaving Ireland as automatic qualifiers. Ireland's finishing time was a season's best of 45.09 sec.

World Championship U20 Women 4x100m Heat 1 Table

Womens 4x100m Relay - Heat 3

Mens 4x100m Relay - Heat 1

World Championship U20 Men Team

Ireland finished fifth in Heat 1, in 40.48sec, a National Junior Record, but outside the qualification spots

World Championship U20 Men 4x100m Heat 1 Table

Mens 4x100m Relay - Heat 1

Men's Hammer Final

Adam King

In this evening's Hammer Final, Andy King (Iveragh) maintained the good Irish performances at the Championships, with another National Junior record of 71.70m

Cas Rejects Russian Olympic Appeal

Breaking News - Russian Olympic Appeal Fails


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Lausanne, 21 July 2016 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decisions in the arbitrations between the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), a number of Russian athletes (the Claimant Athletes) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The CAS has dismissed both the request for arbitration filed by the ROC and 68 Claimant Athletes, and the appeal filed by 67 of the same athletes against the IAAF decision to consider them as ineligible for the Olympic Games in Rio.

On 13 November 2015, the IAAF suspended the All Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) from IAAF membership. Such suspension was confirmed on 26 November 2015 and again on 17 june 2016. In a request for arbitration filed at the CAS on 3 July 2016, the ROC and the 68 Claimant Athletes asked the CAS 1) to review specific legal issues, limited to the validity, enforceability and scope of IAAF Competition Rules 22.1(a) and 22.1A, and 2) to order that any Russian athlete who was not currently the subject of any period of ineligibility for the commission of an anti-doping rule violation be declared eligible to participate at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio (subject to meeting the qualification standards for his or her event).

On 15 July 2016, 67 Russian athletes filed an appeal against the IAAF decisions to deny applications from these athletes to compete internationally as "neutral athletes" at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

The arbitrations were referred to a Panel of CAS arbitrators: Prof. Luigi Fumagalli, Italy (President), Mr Jeffrey G. Benz, United States and His Honour James Robert Reid QC, United Kingdom. The Panel held a hearing with the parties on 19 July 2016.

The CAS Panel has confirmed the validity of the IAAF's decision to apply Rules 22.1(a) and 22.1A of the IAAF Competition Rules, which state that athletes whose national federation is suspended by the IAAF are ineligible for competitions held under the IAAF Rules, in accordance with the Olympic Charter, unless they satisfy specific criteria. Accordingly, since the national federation governing athletics in Russia (ARAF, now RUSAF) is currently suspended from IAAF membership, its athletes who do not satisfy the conditions set by Rule 22.1(A) are ineligible for competitions held under the IAAF Rules. These competitions include the athletics events at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

As a consequence, the CAS Panel confirmed that the ROC is not entitled to nominate Russian track and field athletes to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games considering that they are not eligible to participate under the IAAF competition rules, in accordance with the Olympic Charter. However, the ROC is entitled to enter as representatives of the Russian Federation in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games the Russian track and field athletes who fulfil the criteria and are eligible to compete under IAAF Competition Rule 22.1A.

Since the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was not a party in the arbitrations, the CAS found that it had no jurisdiction to determine whether the IOC is entitled generally to accept or refuse the nomination by ROC of Russian track and field athletes to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. For the same reason, the CAS found that it had no jurisdiction to determine whether the IOC is entitled to accept or refuse the entry either as representatives of the Russian Federation or as "neutral athletes" of the Russian track and field athletes entered by the ROC.

With respect to the new IAAF Rule 22.1A, the CAS Panel was concerned about the immediate application with retroactive effect of such Rule, implemented by the IAAF on 17 June 2016, providing for exceptional criteria to grant eligibility to athletes whose national federation is suspended. Since such Rule involves criteria based on long-term prior activity, it left no possibility in practice, and as applied, for the Claimant Athletes to be able to try to comply with them.

In view of the urgency of the matter, the CAS Panel has issued only its decision, which is unanimous, without the grounds. The full Arbitral Award, including the grounds for the Panel's decision, will be issued as soon as possible.

Louise Shanahan qualifies for World U20 Championship 800m Semi-Final

Positive first day for the Irish at World U20 Championships

Bydgoszcz, Tuesday July 19th 2016

Louise Shanahan Bydgoszcz

Athletics Ireland Report - Feidhlim Kelly

It was a positive first day for the Irish at the World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz with three out of the four athletes qualifying for the next round.

Carla Sweeney (WSAF) and Louise Shanahan (Leevale) got action underway this morning in the heats of the 800m with both athletes advancing through to the semi-finals. Sweeney finished 5th in heat 1 in 2:08.41 and qualified as a fastest non-automatic qualifier.

Carla Sweeney Bydgoszcz Heat 1 Results

Louise Shanahan Bydgoszcz Heat 5 Results
Shanahan went even better finishing second in heat 5 in 2:11.00, to qualify automatically, with an impressive sprint finish in the last 100 metres. “I always try and save something for the last 100m,” said Shanahan. “A lot of people kick with 200m to go so I try to hold my effort and see what I have in the straight.”

Louise Shanhan's Post Race Interview

In the evening session Jenna Bromell (Emerald) went through automatically in third in heat 4 of the 400m in 54.98. “Hopefully that will shake the legs out. It was tough from lane 8,” said Bromell.
Jenna Bromell
Mollie O’Reilly (DSD) missed out on the semi-finals finishing 6th in heat 6 but ran a PB of 54.92.
Mollie O Reilly
Keep up to speed with the championships on the event site

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