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Munster Athletics Seeking TY Youth Junior and U23 Volunteers for Technical and Administration

Technical Officials - TY, Youth, Junior & U23 Volunteers Sought by Munster Athletics

January 2022

 

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Technical Officials

 

Munster Athletics would like to get more younger athletes involved in the Technical & Administration side of competitions at Munster level, with an opportunity to get involved at National level. Experience like this would greatly enhance their CV's and/or TY work experience, as well as giving them valuable life skills

If any Clubs have any willing TY students, athletes of Youth, Junior U23 age, or older, who would like to get involved, could they please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Munster Athletics are particularly looking for help with field tablets for live results, electronic timing, score boards, medal presentation etc

 

Munster Athletics are also looking for assistance in the social media area, if Clubs have any suitable volunteers

Fifty Years Ago - Richie Crowley Won the Famous Tullamore Road Race

FAMOUS WIN BY CORKMAN

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This article, by John Walshe, appeared in the Echo, on January 22nd 2022

 

Richard Crowley from Blarney was one of the dominant Cork distance runners of the 1970s and 1980s. A member of the St Finbarr’s club, Richie – as he was best known – represented Ireland on a number of occasions on track, road and cross-country

 

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Richie Crowley, St Finbarr's AC - Tullamore January 23rd 1972

 

As this month of January comes a close, it is therefore apt to look back 50 years ago and recall what was probably the most outstanding victory of his career which came about in the town of Tullamore on Sunday January 23, 1972

Races on the road during the 1970s were no way as prevalent as they are today. But there is no doubt that the most prestigious event in the calendar was the Quinlan Cup series of races around the Midlands town. Having started off as a cross-country promotion, because of the foot-and-mouth outbreak of 1967 it had to move to the road. Usually held a couple of weeks after Christmas, it soon became the unofficial national championship on that surface

Road races today may revolve around accurate courses and personal bests, but Tullamore was all about the competition. Part of the allure was the vast array of prizes. The senior men’s race, for example, boasted awards for the first 20 individuals, the first 10 teams in Grade ‘A’ and the first three teams in both Grade ‘B’ and ‘C’. With six to score, that meant a total of 116 prizes

Three weeks before that 1972 race, Crowley had finished fourth behind John Hartnett, John Buckley and Donie Walsh at the Cork senior championship at Fermoy (recently featured in these pages). The line-up at Tullamore that day for the main six-mile event included the previous year’s winner Fr Paddy Coyle (also the defending Irish C-C champion), along with 19-year-old Tony Staynings from Bristol who had Irish connections

As the 260-strong field (from 48 teams) made its way over the two bridges which led to the course proper of two laps, it was Staynings who was forcing the pace along with Crowley, Pat O’Riordan (Leevale) and Joe Scanlon (UCG). At the halfway stage, Crowley began to open a gap from Scanlon with Staynings struggling to stay in touch. Fr Coyle was well out of it at this stage as he led the chasing group some 50 yards behind

Heading back into the town, Crowley was well clear and although Staynings closed the gap somewhat the 23-year-old Corkman had enough in hand to cross the line with 13 seconds to spare in a time of 28:17. Staynings – who would go on to represent Britain in the steeplechase at both the 1976 and 1980 Olympics – recorded 28:30 with Scanlon third in 28:35, Coyle fourth in 28:52 and O’Riordan fifth in 28:57.

A number years ago Richie Crowley was the recipient of a Hall of Fame Award bestowed on him by his St Finbarr’s club. On that occasion he remembered his early days in the sport, growing up in Blarney. “A neighbour of mine, Tim Crowley, who was a good cyclist, asked me if I’d go to a local cross-country league on a Saturday. There were around 20 in the youths race and I came third behind George O’Riordan, who went on to play football for Cork, with Pat O’Connell in third.”

Of his many victories over all surfaces, that Quinlan Cup victory still stands out as his most memorable. Winners at Tullamore over the years include the likes of Eamonn Coghlan, John Treacy, Ray Treacy, John Hartnett and Donie Walsh, so Crowley’s name is certainly up there amongst some illustrious company

“The first year I went to Tullamore, I finished 56th,” he recalled. “I was 21st the following year, followed by a fifth in 1970, and then I won it. After that, I finished second, third and so on until I got out of the top half-dozen.”

Crowley never had a coach - “we learned as we went along” - and despite a busy working life as a commercial traveller he still managed to train 10 times a week. “We trained as a group but I feel we didn’t do enough of speed work. I had a lot of trouble with my Achilles tendon so it was a case of run lively and be happy with it or else do speed work and get injured.”

Having been there or thereabouts for many years at the Cork Count Senior C-C, Crowley finally won the title at Clonakilty in 1980. He had been runner-up on three occasions along with two third place finishes.

He can also claim another unique record as the only athlete to win three of the most iconic road races of that era - Tullamore, the Cork to Cobh 15-mile, and the Ballycotton ‘10’

Other Guest Articles by John Walshe

1972 Fermoy Cross-Country Championship Recalled

 

Midleton AC County Novice Cross-Country Team 1971

 

Donie Walsh - 1971 European Championships 10,000m Recalled

 

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

 

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

 

Midleton AC Virtual Club Challenge

 

Cork Cross-Country of 1980

 

Cork Marathon Magic in 1986 as Marion Lyons Wins


The 1985 Cork 800 Marathon


Tullamore Man Won First Cork Marathon


Pioneering Women of Cross-Country

 

Grange International Cross-Country of 1980 Recalled 40 Years On

 

Youghal AC's London Emer Casey 10k Exploits

 

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

 

50 Years Ago - When John Buckley Beat The Olympic Champion

 

40 Years Ago - Jerry Murphy Wins Munster Marathon Championship

 

Aoife Cooke Runs 55:17 in Mallow 10 2019

 

Munster Cross-Country of 1989

 

Steeplechase Legends Meet at Antrim International

 

Aidan Hogan - Ultra-Athlete

 

RUNNING FOR BETTER

 

Cork to Cobh 40 Years Ago

 

Unique National Double for McGraths

 

Dick Hooper Speaks at St Finbarrs AC Function

Race Permits Approved this Month - January 2022

Permits for Six Events Passed at Virtual County Board Meeting

Wednesday January 19th 2022

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

Four Permit applications, involving a total of six races, were approved at the Cork Athletics County Board's January Virtual Meeting. Several of the events have been provisionally approved, with formal application, course measurement, and other technical & administration details to be finalised before these particular permit applications are fully approved

The Six Events are:

Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon & Relay - Sunday June 5th


Conna 5k (St. Catherine's AC) - Friday July 29th


Rebel Run 5k & 10k (Cork Track Club) - Sunday October 23rd


Shandrum 5k (Shandrum AC) - Tuesday December 31st

 

 

Additions to the Cork Athletics Calendar


Events organised by other groups, e.g. BHAA and IMRA, along with AAI Registered races in the counties immediately adjacent to Cork, i.e. Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford, have been added to the Cork Athletics Calendar. Events that are not registered with any of he aforementioned bodies will not be included on our calendar


'Errros or Omisions'

If you notice an error/change for any event date, or detail, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or TEXT 0876261178

 

Using the Cork Athletics Calendar - Quick Tips

 

The Calendar always defaults to the current month, but you can toggle backwards or forwards one month at a time, using the adjacent panels

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You can also make a Text search, but note that you must use at least 3 characters. '5k' won't work, but '5km' will, as will '10k', or, for example, 'Kinsale' or 'Marathon'

 

If you want to jump quickly to a particular month, use the following URL format: https://www.corkathletics.org/events/monthcalendar/2022/5/-.html

This particular URL will bring you to May 2022. To quickly jump to October 2022, substitute /2022/10/ in the appropriate location the searchbar

 

Upcoming Road Races

Eagle AC Tommy Ryan Memorial Carrigaline 5

Sunday February 20th 2022

Register for Carrigaline 5 2022

 


Kinsale 10

Sunday February 27th 2022

Register for Kinsale 10 2022

 


North Cork AC Ellie Cusack Doneraile Park 5k

Sunday February 27th 2022


Killeagh 4 Mile Road Race

11am, Sunday March 13th


Bishopstown Lions Club 5k

Murphy's Farm, Bishopstown, 10am Sunday March 27th

 

Sonia O'Sullivan Cobh 10 Mile Road Race

10:30am, Sunday April 3rd 2022

Register for Sonia O'Sullivan Cobh 10 2022
 
Karen Fenton Memorial 5k

Ballinora, Waterfall - 12:30pm  Sunday April 10th


Liscarroll AC's Doneraile Park Easter 5k

11am Saturday April 16th


Ballintotis 4

8pm Thursday April 21st

 

Great Railway Run 25k

09:30am Sunday April 24th


 

Great Railway Run 10k

Monkstown - 11am Sunday April 24th

 

Midleton 5

8pm, Thursday May 5th 2022

 

Cheetah Run Juvenile 1 Mile

7:15pm, Thursday May 19th 2022

 

Cheetah Run 5k

8pm, Thursday May 19th 2022

 


Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon & Relay

9am Sunday June 5th

Register for Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon or Relay

 

Donoughmore 7

8pm, Thursday June 16th 2022

 

Courtmacsherry 10k

8pm, Friday June 24th 2022

 

Banteer Open Sports (North Cork AC)

2pm, Saturday June 25th 2022

 

Robbie Steele Memorial Corkbeg 4

8pm Thursday July 7th

 

 

Grange-Fermoy AC 'Bob Burke' 4 Mile

11am, Sunday July 24th 2022

 

Kinsale Regatta 5 Mile

7:30pm, Friday July 29th 2022

 

Conna 5k (St. Catherine's AC)

Friday July 29th


Liscarroll Open Sports

1pm, Sunday August 7th 2022

 
Tom Fitzpatrick 10k (Liscarroll AC)

7pm, Friday August 12th 2022

Echo Virtual Women's Mini-Marathon

Friday 16th - Tuesday September 27th 2022

 
Echo Women's Mini-Marathon

1pm, Sunday September 18th 2022

Charleville Half-Marathon

10am, Sunday September 25th 2022

 

Stone Mad Blarney Half-Marathon

09:30am, Sunday October 16th

 

Rebel Run 5k & 10k (Cork Track Club)

9:30am Sunday October 23rd


Shandrum 5k (Shandrum AC) 

Tuesday December 31st

 

Five Cork Athletes Selected for Northern Ireland International Cross Country 2022

Five Cork Athletes Selected for World Athletics Northern Ireland International Cross Country 2022

Billy Neil MBE Country Park, Dundonald, Belfast

Saturday January 22nd 2022

Ryan Creech, Leevale AC, Jane Buckley, Leevale AC, Avril Millerick, Youghal AC, Eoghan O'Connor, Belgooly AC and Caoimhe Flannery, Skibbereen AC have all been selected, across ten Irish teams, for Saturday's World Athletics Northern Ireland International Cross-Country

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Ryan Creech, Leevale AC Jane Buckley, Leevale AC Avril Millerick, Youghal AC Eoghan O'Connor, Belgooly AC Caoimhe Flannery, Skibbereen AC

 

World Athletics Northern Ireland International Cross Country Livestream

 

Matt Lockett, National Endurance Coordinator:

"After such strong performances from all of the Irish teams in Decembers European Athletics Cross Country Championships, the focus switches quickly towards Turin and aiming to match the successes of 2019 and 2021. The fantastic support in Abbotstown shows the appetite and passion for Cross Country running in Ireland. Many of the athletes that go on to represent Ireland in major championships have used the Celtic Cross Country championships to build experience of running against strong opposition. We are delighted that Athletics Northern Ireland is hosting this event and athletes will be able to test themselves against athletes travelling from England, Scotland, Wales and further afield."

 

Provisional Programme/Timetable

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Irish Team Selections

Senior Women Internation Team  
Athlete Club Coach
Meghan Ryan DSD AC Donal Hennigan
Mary Mulhare Portlaoise AC Michael Mulhare
Niamh Allen Crusaders AC Michael McGovern
NIamh Kearney Raheny Shamrock AC Paul Brady
     
Senior Men International Team
Athlete Club Coach
Paul O'Donnell DSD AC Donal Hennigan
Emmet Jennings DSD AC Donal Hennigan
Ryan Creech Leevale AC Donie Walsh
Eoin Everard Kilkenny City Harriers AC Emmet Dunleavy
     
U23 Women International Team
Athlete Club Coach
Danielle Donegan UCD AC Emmet Dunleavy
Ruth Heery Waterford AC Des Colbert
Niamh O'Mahony An Riobht AC Niamh O'Sullivan
Celine Gavin Dublin City Harriers AC Enda Fitzpatrick & Dermot Nagle
     
U23 Men International Team
Athlete Club Coach
Donal Devane Ennis Track AC Joe Chawke
Thomas Devaney Castlebar AC Rory Chesser
Jamie Battle Mullingar Harriers AC Joe Ryan
Oisin Spillane Tralee Harriers AC Rory Chesser
     
U20 Women International Team
Athlete Club Coach
Jane Buckley Leevale AC Chris Harrington
Emma McEvoy DSD AC Donal Hennigan
Muireann Duffy Clonmel AC Anthony Moynihan
Avril Millerick Youghal AC Noel Curtin
     
U20 Men International Team
Athlete Club Coach
Dean Casey Ennis Track AC Pat Hogan
Scott Fagan Metro/ St. Brigids AC Brian Tremble
Cathal O'Reilly Kilkenny City Harriers AC Niamh & Noel Richardson
Harry Colbert Waterford AC Des Colbert
     
U17 Girls International Team
Athlete Club  
Gemma Galvan St Mary's AC  
Clodagh Gill Moy Valley AC  
Eimear Cooney Ace AC  
Elena Forkan Raheny AC  
     
U17 Boys International Team
Athlete Club  
Sean Cronin Clonliffe Harriers AC  
Darragh Mulrooney Moy Valley AC  
Padraig Corduff Westport AC  
Eoghan O'Connor Belgooly AC  
     
U17 Girls Development Team
Athlete Club  
Caoimhe Flannery Skibbereen AC  
Holly O'Brien Blackrock AC  
Saoirse Fitzgerald Lucan AC  
Caoimhe Kilmurray Mullingar Harriers AC  
     
U17 Boys Development Team  
Athlete Club  
Max Treacy Kildare AC  
Conor Sherwin Mullingar AC  
Peter Farrell Ennis Track Club  
Kieran O'Donoghue Kenmare AC  

1983 Cork City Sports Preview by Brendan Mooney

Cork City Sports 1983 - Maree May Not Make Cork Mile


This article, by Brendan Mooney, appeared in the Cork Examiner on Tuesday July 5th 1983

 

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Irish Examiner,Tuesday July 6th 1983, Page 15


Sydney Maree, who went to within 2.11 secs, of the world record when he won the event last year, could be a doubtful starter for the Harp Lager mile, the feature event at Cork City Sports tomorrow night week

 

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Pretoria-born Maree, second fastest man in the world over the distance last year, has injured a hamstring and has declined an invitation to run against Seb Coe, the world record holder, Ireland’s Eamonn Coghlan and the fastest American, Steve Scott, in the Robinson’s Ready Drink Mile at the AAA championships at Crystal Palace on July 23.
He committed himself to Cork City Sports a long time ago and up to last night the organisers had no information that would indicate he will not be present. Obviously they will be checking it out today


The City Sports organisers had brought off an enviable coup by bringing Maree and Steve Scott, the fastest man in the world last year, together for the event. Scott is a definite starter and has decided not to compete in the mile at the Donore Harriers meet on Monday night to conserve his energies for the world record bid in Cork


Today they will announce their decision on whether or not they will include John Walker, fourth last year, in the field. The 1976 Olympic 1,500 metre champion and former world mile record holder, contacted them over the weekend from Oslo seeking a place in the field but they could not give him any definite word


There are a couple of places open but obviously they will want to keep those in hand until nearer the meet. Jack Buckner’s coach, on seeing the quality of the field, has pulled the Loughborough man out while it is now virtually certain neither Steve Cram nor Graham Williamson, second and third last year, will be available. But it is still a field of rare quality. Apart from Scott, Ireland’s Ray Flynn will be in action and John Robson of Scotland also takes his chance. David Taylor has indicated he will be chasing 3 mins. 52 secs, at least, on the track where he first broke four minutes

It was announced yesterday that the newly crowned NCAA champion, Frank O’Mara (Limerick) will join the line-up. With Corkman, Marcus O’Sullivan, he brings the Irish representation to four

 


O’Mara, on scholarship at the University of Arkansas won the NCAA title in 3:40.51 in humid conditions in Houston, Texas, and he was named the outstanding athlete of the meet at the Penn Relays where his anchor leg duel with Villanova’s Marcus O’Sullivan in the medley relay was one of the highlights of the meet. This award puts him in alongside Noel Carroll, Frank Murphy, Eamonn Coghlan and Ron Delany. His best time for the mile is 3:58.13, run in Cork two years ago and he has a best of 3:39.50 for 1,500 metres

British international Tim Hutchings has been included in the field for the CMP 5,000 metres. He had a personal best of 13:25.08 for the distance last year, putting him 17th in the world and he finished sixth behind Thomas Wessinghage in the European championships


Wessinghage will compete in this event and will be joined by Nat Muir, second to Mike McLeod last yea,r and in 1980 and winner in 1981. Limerick man Robert Costelloe has also been added to the list that includes two other English internationals Kevin Forster and Dave Lewis. Both of those are running exceptionally well. Forster has been selected to compete in this week’s World Student Games but will be back home on Thursday.


Domingo Tibaduiza, the Pan American champion from Colombia is amongst their entries, as is the Welsh Champion David James. The 1981 winner Paula Fudge (England) will be in the 3,000 metres. The 1978 Commonwealth Games chammpion, she set a UK record, 11:48.7 in the event. She will be joined by Chris Henning, Jane Furness, Kim Lock and Ireland's Monica Joyce who lowered the Irish record to 8:53.4 In the corresponding event last year. This time she wants lo beat 8 mins. 50 secs


Derek O’Connor, who broke Fanahan McSweeney’s record with a 20.00 run at the national junior championships at Santry on Sunday, will be in the line-up for the 200 metres, along with Darence Worrell (Trinidad) who ran 21.8 at Banteer on Sunday week


John Treacy may not compete in either the Donore meet on Monday or Cork City Sports on Wednesday. He was ill last week with a throat infection and missed out on some training but he run a good 12 miles on Sunday and, as a result, may decide to run in the 10,000 metres in Oslo at the weekend


Eamonn Coghlan, who runs in the mile at Belfield, and the 3,000 metres at Crystal Palace the following Friday night, will be in the line-up for the mile at Oslo us will Ray Flynn


When Coe, Coghlan and Scott meet in the mile at Crystal Palace on July 23, it will be the first clash between the three since 1979 when Coe set a world record in the Golden Mile in Oslo. The race will not start until 10.15 p.m. to allow for live television coverange to the U.S., Japan and Europe


Related Article

Irish Runner Report - Cork City Sports - July 1983

Ashling Murphy - R.I.P.

Ashling Murphy - R.I.P.

Wednesday January 12th 2021 - Aged 23

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The Officers and Officials of Cork Athletics County Board, along with the entire athletics community wish to extend our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ashling Murphy, along with her pupils and colleagues

 

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Ashling was tragically killed in an attack while she was on her daily run, on Fiona's Way, along the banks of the Grand Canal, in Tullamore, Co Offaly, yesterday

Our thoughts and prayers are with her extended family and friends, along with her pupils and colleagues, and all those whose lives she touched

May Ashling Rest in Peace

Good Weekend for Cork Athletes - January 23rd 2022

Cork Athletes To The Fore in Belfast, Glasgow and Manchester

Weekend January 23rd 2022

Cork athletes produced strong performance at the Northern Ireland International-Cross Country, in Dundonald, Belfast, with five athletes in action for Ireland, along with athletes in the open races. Across the water, in Glasgow, Belgooly AC's Hannah Falvey was competing in the Scottish U17 Championships, at the Emirates Arena, in Glasgow, while Louise Shanahan, Leevale AC competed in the World Athletics Indoor Tour, in Manchester

Celtic International Meet Video
 

 

Celtic International Cross-Country Results

 

Senior Women

PosForenameSurnameCatClubTimeCat
1 Hellen Obiri FO KENYA 00:26:44  
2 Hannah Irwin FO NI & Ulster 00:27:04 Sen
3 Mhairi MacLennan FO Scotland 00:27:07 Sen
4 Eleanor Bolton FO ENGLAND 00:27:21 Sen
5 Megan Keith FJ Scotland U23 00:27:25 U20
6 Kate Avery FO ENGLAND 00:27:32 Sen
7 Jess Gibbon FO ENGLAND 00:27:33 Sen
8 Scout Adkin FO Scotland 00:27:41 Sen
9 Grace Carson FO NI & Ulster U23 00:27:45 Sen
10 Abbie Donnelly FO ENGLAND 00:28:01 Sen
11 Nina Lauwaert FO Belgium 00:28:06  
12 Niamh Allen FO Ireland 00:28:08  
13 Fionnuala Ross FO NI & Ulster 00:28:19 Sen
14 Niamh Kearney FO Ireland 00:28:36  
15 Danielle Donegan FO Ireland U23 00:28:46  
16 Megahn Ryan FO Ireland 00:28:49  
17 Catherina Mullen FO NI & Ulster 00:28:56 Sen
18 Sarah Tait FO Scotland U23 00:28:58 Sen
19 Una Britton FO Kilcoole A.C. 00:29:02 Sen
20 Mary Mulhare FO Ireland 00:29:14  
21 Nakita Burke FO NI & Ulster 00:29:16 Sen
22 Aoife McGreevy FJ NI & Ulster U23 00:29:23 U20
23 Caitlyn Harvey FO Annadale Striders 00:29:26 Sen
24 Niamh O'Mahony FJ Ireland U23 00:29:29  
25 Robyn McKee FO Annadale Striders 00:29:33 Sen
26 Ruth Henry FO Ireland U23 00:29:37  
27 Lauren Cooper FO Wales 00:29:40 Sen
28 Celine Gavin FJ Ireland U23 00:29:47  
29 Megan Carter Davies FO Wales 00:29:54 Sen
30 Hannah Anderson FJ Scotland U23 00:30:08 U20
31 Katie Moore FO North Down AC 00:30:29 Sen
32 Holly Little FO Victoria Park City of Glasgow AC 00:30:43 Sen
33 Grace Molloy FO Scotland U23 00:30:58 Sen
34 Kate Gourley FO NI & Ulster U23 00:31:17 Sen
35 Donna Morris F35 Wales 00:32:07 Sen
36 Niamh Heaney FO NI & Ulster U23 00:32:39 Sen
37 Rebecca Evans FO Wales 00:32:47 Sen
              
Team Results     
  Age Group Senior Women  Home Country Team Result   
Pos Team Pos Pos Pos Total  
1 England Senior women 4 6 7 17  
2 NI & Ulster Senior Women 2 13 17 32  
3 Wales Senior women 27 29 35 91  
             
  Age Group Senior Women  Celtic Team Result  
Pos Team Pos Pos Pos Total  
1 NI & Ulster Senior Women 2 13 17 32  
2 Ireland Senior women 12 14 16 42  
3 Wales Senior women 27 29 35 91  
             
  Age Group U23 Women  Celtic Team Result  
Pos Team Pos Pos Pos   Total
1 Scotland women 5 18 30   53
2 Ireland women 15 24 26   65
3 NI & Ulster women 9 22 34   65

 

Under 20 Women

 Ireland's Under 20 Women's team of  Emma McEvoy - 3rd, Jane Buckley (Leevale AC - 6th)Avril Millerick (Youghal AC -14th) and Muireann Duffy - 16th took home the Silver medals in the Celtic International, with Emma also taking individual Bronze

 

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Muireann Duffy, Avril Millerick (Youghal AC), Emma McEvoy, and Jane Buckley (Leevale AC)

 

PosForenameSurnameCatClubTime
1 Hannah Ryding G20 Scotland U20 00:13:56
2 Louisa Brown G20 Scotland U20 00:14:11
3 Emma McEvoy G20 Ireland U20 00:14:19
4 Rebecca Rossiter G20 NI & Ulster U20 00:14:24
5 Ellen Weir G20 England U20 00:14:29
6 Jane Buckley G20 Ireland U20 00:14:30
7 Louise Hackett G20 England U20 00:14:33
8 Charlotte Penneman G20 Belgium 00:14:38
9 Ella Greenway G20 England U20 00:14:48
10 Kirsty Purcell G20 Scotland U20 00:14:52
11 Kiya Dee G20 England U20 00:14:54
12 Amelia Cox G20 Crawley AC 00:14:58
13 Niamh Cunneen G20 Nenagh Olympic AC 00:14:58
14 Avril Millerick G20 Ireland U20 00:15:05
15 Roise Roberts G20 NI & Ulster U20 00:15:07
16 Muireann Duffy G20 Ireland U20 00:15:09
17 Amy Killick G20 Leighton Buzzard AC 00:15:13
18 Cara Laverty G20 NI & Ulster U20 00:15:18
19 Catherine Martin G20 City of Lisburn AC 00:15:23
20 Ellen Mary Kearney G20 Wales U20 00:15:25
21 Sarah Bradley G20 Finn Valley AC 00:15:26
22 Ellen Cunneen G20 Nenagh Olympic AC 00:15:30
23 Julie Van De Walle G20 Belgium 00:15:33
24 Amy Greene G20 Rosses AC 00:15:45
25 Nuala Bose G20 NI & Ulster U20 00:15:48
26 Marianne Doherty G20 Lagan Valley AC 00:15:54
27 Isabella Wrightam G20 Wreake & Soar Valley AC 00:16:14
28 Kate McCartan G20 Dromore AC 00:16:18
29 Bethan Hardman G20 Wales U20 00:16:19
30 Katie Parker G20 Wreake & Soar Valley AC 00:16:28
31 Moli Lyons G20 Wales U20 00:16:42
32 Lynn Faems G20 Belgium 00:17:32
33 Ruby McGill G20 Greenock Glenpark Harriers 00:17:43
34 Katie McCleery G20 City of Lisburn AC 00:17:53
35 Niamh McGarry G20 Ballymena & Antrim AC 00:17:55
36 Katy Dunne G20 Lagan Valley AC 00:21:07
           
Team Result     
  Age Group Women U20  Home Country Team Result 
Position Team Pos Pos Pos Total
1 Scotland U20W 1 2 12 15
2 England U20W 5 7 10 22
3 NI & Ulster U20W 4 19 24 47
4 Wales U20W 28 49 52 129
           
  Age Group Women U20  Celtic Team Result 
Position Team Pos Pos Pos Total
1 Scotland U20W 1 2 12 15
2 Ireland U20W 3 6 17 26
3 NI & Ulster U20W 4 19 24 47
4 Wales U20W 28 49 52 129

 

 Under 17 Girls

 

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Caoimhe Flannery, Skibbereen AC

 

Caoimhe Flannery, Skibbereen AC came 19th, in 16:11

PosForenameSurnameCatClubTimeCat
1 Lucy Foster G17 NI & Ulster U17 00:14:34 U17
2 Beca Brown G17 Wales U17 00:14:51 U17
3 Freya Campbell G17 Scotland U17 00:14:56 U17
4 Elena Forkan G17 Ireland U17 00:15:06  
5 Millie Gold G17 Wales U17 00:15:13 U17
6 Mali MacDuff G17 Wales U17 00:15:17 U17
7 Eimear Cooney G17 Ireland U17 00:15:19  
8 Clodagh Gill G17 Ireland U17 00:15:25  
9 Amy Teasdale G17 Scotland U17 00:15:28 U17
10 Annabel Morrison G17 NI & Ulster U17 00:15:34 U17
11 Holly O'Brien G17 Ireland Development U17 00:15:35  
12 Jessica Inglis G17 Scotland U17 00:15:41 U17
13 Poppy Hastings G17 NI & Ulster U17 00:15:41 U17
14 Saoirse Fitzgerald G17 Ireland Development U17 00:15:43  
15 Beth Urquhart G17 Moray Road Runners 00:15:44 U17
16 Millie McLelland-Brooks G17 Scotland U17 00:15:45 U17
17 Gemma Galvan G17 Ireland U17 00:15:47  
18 Caoimhe Kilmurray G17 Ireland Development U17 00:15:55  
19 Caoimhe Flannery G17 Ireland Development U17 00:16:11  
20 Aisling Smith G17 NI & Ulster U17 00:16:18 U17
21 Mai Davies G17 Wales U17 00:16:22 U17
22 Caoimhe Ferris G17 Ballymena & Antrim AC 00:17:06 U17
23 Jessica Blaney G17 Lagan Valley AC 00:17:13 U17
24 Caoimhe Donohue G17 Mullingar Harriers AC 00:17:35 U17
25 Mac Eager G17 North Down AC 00:17:45 U17
26 Jessica Cunningham G17 Mullingar Harriers AC 00:18:03 U17
             
Team Result      
  Age Group Girls U17  Home Country Team Result   
Pos Team Pos Pos Pos Total  
1 Wales U17G 2 5 6 13  
2 Scotland U17G 3 9 12 24  
3 NI & Ulster U17G 1 10 13 24  
             
  Age Group Girls U17   Celtic Team Result  
Pos Team Pos Pos Pos Total  
1 Wales U17G 2 5 6 13  
2 Ireland U17G 4 7 8 19  
3 Scotland U17G 3 9 12 24  
4 NI & Ulster U17G 1 10 13 24  
5 Ireland Development U17G 11 14 18 43  

 
Senior Men

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Ryan Creech, Leevale AC

Leevale AC's Ryan Creech, in 6th place, was first Irishman home, leading Ireland to Gold in the Celtic International

PosForenameSurnameClubTimeCat
1 Zak Mahamed ENGLAND 00:29:49 Sen
2 Iliass Ouani Italy 00:29:56  
3 Stuart McCallum Scotland 00:30:03 Sen
4 Hugo Milner ENGLAND 00:30:14 Sen
5 Jack Millar Bristol & West AC 00:30:26 Sen
6 Ryan Creech Ireland 00:30:33  
7 Matthew Stonier ENGLAND 00:30:36 Sen
8 Jamie Battle Ireland U23 00:30:37  
9 Finn McNally NI & Ulster 00:30:39 Sen
10 Emmet Jennings Ireland 00:30:41  
11 Eoin Everard Ireland 00:30:41  
12 Conor Duffy Glaslough Harriers 00:30:44 Sen
13 Conan McCaughey NI & Ulster 00:30:45 Sen
14 Eskander Turki NI & Ulster 00:30:45 Sen
15 Christian Graham Scotland U23 00:30:53 Sen
16 Lachlan Oates Scotland 00:31:00 Sen
17 Calum Johnson ENGLAND 00:31:05 Sen
18 Scott Stirling Scotland 00:31:20 Sen
19 Sean O'Leary Clonliffe Harriers AC 00:31:31  
20 Thomas Devaney Ireland U23 00:31:33  
21 Ben MacMillan Scotland U23 00:31:37 Sen
22 Ahmed Ouhda Italy 00:31:42  
23 James Hunt Wales 00:31:52 Sen
24 Alistair Marshall Scotland U23 00:31:54 U20
25 Neil Johnston Annadale Striders 00:31:58 Sen
26 Sergiu Ciobanu Clonliffe Harriers AC 00:32:10  
27 Stephen Connolly NI & Ulster 00:32:14 Sen
28 Tom Wood Wales U23 00:32:23 Sen
29 Paul O'Donnell Ireland 00:32:25  
30 Morgan James Wales U23 00:32:26 Sen
31 Donal Devane Ireland U23 00:32:26  
32 Phil Matthews Wales 00:32:29 Sen
33 Oisin Spillane Ireland U23 00:32:37  
34 Craig McMeechan North Down AC 00:32:41 Sen
35 Andrea Sanguinetti Italy 00:33:08  
36 Tim Harrison Cambridge & Coleridge AC 00:33:25 Sen
37 Nathan Jones Wales 00:33:27 Sen
38 Sean Melarkey NI & Ulster U23 00:33:31 Sen
39 Ryan Gray Inverclyde AC 00:33:42 Sen
40 Gavin McCaffrey NI & Ulster U23 00:34:05 U20
41 Owen Carleton Annadale Striders 00:34:21 Sen
42 Peter McGarry North Belfast Harriers 00:34:32 Sen
43 Alex Jackson Wales U23 00:34:35 Sen
44 Shaun Mochan Lonely Goat RC 00:34:37 Sen
45 Ben Miles Wales U23 00:34:51 U20
48 Lee Dover Houghton Harriers AC 00:38:33 Sen
           
Team Result     
  Age Group Senior Men  Home Country Team Result 
Pos Team Pos Pos Pos  
1 England Senior Men 1 4 7 12
2 NI & Ulster Senior Men 9 13 14 36
3 Scotland Senior Men 3 16 18 37
4 Wales Senior Men 23 32 37 92
           
  Age Group Men U23  Celtic Team Result 
Pos Team Pos Pos Pos Total
1 Ireland U23 Men 8 20 31 59
2 Scotland U23 Men 15 21 24 60
3 Wales U23 Men 28 30 44 102
           
  Age Group Senior Men  Celtic Team Result 
Pos Team Pos Pos Pos Total
  Ireland Senior Men 6 10 11 27
  NI & Ulster Senior Men 9 13 14 36
  Scotland Senior Men 3 16 18 37
  Wales Senior Men 23 32 37 92

 

Under 20 & Under 17 Boys

 

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Eoghan O'Connor, Belgooly AC

Eoghan O'Connor, Belgooly AC, ran 20:33, in 16th place and Ireland took Silver in the Celtic International

PosForenameSurnameCatClubTimeCat
1 Connor Bell B17 Scotland U17 00:19:16 U17
2 Corey Campbell B17 Scotland U17 00:19:20 U17
3 Craig Shennan B17 Scotland U17 00:19:28 U17
4 Iwan Thomas B17 Wales U17 00:19:41 U17
5 Sean Cronin B17 Ireland U17 00:19:44  
6 Oliver Patton B17 Scotland U17 00:19:45 U17
7 Quinn Miell-Ingram B17 Radley AC 00:19:55 U17
8 Darragh Mulrooney B17 Ireland U17 00:20:00  
9 Padraig Corduff B17 Ireland U17 00:20:09  
10 Conor Sherwin B17 Ireland Development U17 00:20:17  
11 Caolan McFadden B17 NI & Ulster U17 00:20:22 U17
12 Diarmuid Moloney B17 Nenagh Olympic AC 00:20:26 U17
13 Aled Breeze B17 Wales U17 00:20:30 U17
14 Peter Farrell B17 Ireland Development U17 00:20:31  
15 Callum Morgan B17 Wales U17 00:20:32 U17
16 Eoghan O'Connor B17 Ireland U17 00:20:33  
17 Oisin McGloin B17 NI & Ulster U17 00:20:49 U17
18 Henry Evans B17 Wales U17 00:21:00 U17
19 Max Treacy B17 Ireland Development U17 00:21:02  
20 Ben Acheson B17 North Down AC 00:21:18 U17
21 Kieran O'Donoghue B17 Ireland Development U17 00:21:30  
22 Mark Galvin B17 NI & Ulster U17 00:21:44 U17
23 Matthew Murphy B17 Lagan Valley AC 00:23:09 U17
24 Rudy Mayne B17 Loughview AC 00:23:30 U17
25 Ethan Isles B17 North Down AC 00:23:40 U17
26 Daniel Doherty B17 Lagan Valley AC 00:24:28 U17
             
Team Results      
  Age Group Boys U17  Home Country Team Result   
Pos Team Pos Pos Pos Total  
1 Scotland U17B 1 2 3 6  
2 Wales U17B 4 13 15 32  
3 NI & Ulster U17B 11 17 22 50  
             
  Age Group Boys U17   Celtic Team Result  
Pos Team Pos Pos Pos Total  
1 Scotland U17 1 2 3 6  
2 Ireland U17 5 8 9 22  
3 Wales U17 4 13 15 32  
4 Ireland Development U17 10 14 19 43  
5 NI & Ulster U17 11 17 22 50  

 

Under 15 Boys Open

 

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Darragh O'Connor, Belgooly AC

 

PosForenameSurnameClubTime
1 Jamie Wallace Mullingar Harriers AC 00:09:21
2 Zachary Dunne City of Norwich AC 00:09:31
3 Sean Corry St Michael's Enniskillen 00:09:41
4 Seamus O Donoghue Kenmare AC 00:09:42
5 Tiarnan McManus St Michael's Enniskillen 00:09:56
6 Charlie Reihill St Michael's Enniskillen 00:09:58
7 Ben Warnock Monaghan Phoenix AC 00:10:01
8 Conor Mulligan St Michael's Enniskillen 00:10:02
9 Thomas McCusker Loughview AC 00:10:04
10 Pablo Lozano Mullingar Harriers AC 00:10:11
11 Luke McCausland City of Lisburn AC 00:10:14
12 Calan Chong Giffnock North AC 00:10:19
13 Donagh Carey Mullingar Harriers AC 00:10:23
14 Daithi Mohan St Michael's Enniskillen 00:10:25
15 Scott Owen Lagan Valley AC 00:10:26
16 Luke Greene Mullingar Harriers AC 00:10:28
17 Finn Cross Willowfield Harriers 00:10:29
18 Darragh O'Connor Belgooly A.C. 00:10:30
19 Matthew Molloy Mullingar Harriers AC 00:10:35
20 Josh Hamill St Michael's Enniskillen 00:10:39
21 Niall Brady Mullingar Harriers AC 00:10:46
22 Conall Rasdale St Michael's Enniskillen 00:10:53
23 Tom Fleming Mallusk Harriers 00:10:58
24 Eoin Ratchford St Michael's Enniskillen 00:11:20
25 Daniel McLornan Ballymena & Antrim AC 00:11:24
26 Aaron Hawley Higgins Knowsley Harriers 00:11:28
27 Ronan Gilbride St Michael's Enniskillen 00:11:31
28 Oisin Donohoe St Michael's Enniskillen 00:11:40
29 James Tierney St Michael's Enniskillen 00:11:45
30 Cillian Whitford St Michael's Enniskillen 00:11:51
31 Max Murphy St Michael's Enniskillen 00:11:54
32 Mannix Moore St Michael's Enniskillen 00:12:24
33 Conor Adair North Down AC 00:12:33



Scottish Senior & Under 17 Indoor Championships

 

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Hannah Falvey, Belgooly AC


It was a busy day for Hannah Falvey, Belgooly AC, with several heats, semis and finals, at the Scottish Under 17 Indoor Championships, at the Emirates Arena, in Glasgow. Hannah, with 7.97 seconds, came second to Abgel Mehityabelle (7.79) in the 60m Final, and won the 200m, in a time of 25.50 sec, with Katie Doherty, Rathoath AC, second in 25.77 sec

 

 

 

Scottish Senior & Under 17 Indoor Championship Results

 
Under 17 60m Girls

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scottish indoor chps 2022 60hm u17w semis results

 

scottish indoor chps 2022 60m u17w final results

 

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Under 17 200m

scottish indoor chps 2022 200m u17w heat results

 

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World Athletics Indoor Tour - Manchester

 

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Louise Shanahan, Leevale AC


Louise Shanaham, Leevale AC, ran 2:05.29, for fourth place, in the Women's 800m at the World Athletics Indoor Tour in Manchester, on Saturday


World Athletics Indoor Tour - Manchester - Results

 

 world athletics indoor tour manchester jan 22 2022 womens 800m results

Planning Permission Granted for Carrigaline Track

New Carrigaline Track Given Green Light

January 22nd 2022


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Plan of the Carrigaline Sports facility at Kilnagleary

The Carrigdhoun newspaper reported today that a welcome track development in Carrigaline has been given the Go-Ahead


The development of a new multi-purpose sports facility, by Carrigaline AC and Carrigaline RFC, at Kilnagleary, Carrigaline, has been granted Planning permission by Cork County Council

The development is on a 6.3-hectare green field site. When complete, the facility will consist of a 400m synthetic athletic track, along with three floodlit standard grass playing pitches, and a 707m2 clubhouse the site will have substantial vehicle parking, and an access road

 

Carrigaline AC Chairperson, Richard O’Brien, said "“This is great news for our Club which will finally us a presence in our community where we can develop and build the club.  There’s a lot of work ahead but securing planning permission is a major milestone for us.”

 

Other Developments

News of the Carrigaline development comes after similar news last year of the granting of Planning Permission for a track in Mallow, and work having already started on Bandon AC's Track, with further developments in Bweeng, while West Muskerry AC continue their plans at Ummera Macroom.  With all these developments, and with several other clubs working away quietly on their own facilities, we look forward to major strides in athletics in Cork the next few years.

 
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National Intermediate and Masters Cross-Country Chps 2022 - Changes to County Team Entry

 National Intermediate & Masters Cross-Country Championships 2022

Castlelyons, Co. Cork

Sunday February 13th 2022

 

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Athletics Ireland is implementing changes to Entries for the National Intermediate & Masters Cross-Country Championships, as passed bt the 2014 Congress. As a result, Counties will no longer need to formally enter teams, as the first (applicable number of) scorers for the event/team across the finish line will constitute the relevant Club or County team

 

Motion 41 2014 Congress

41. THAT: the race day management for some National Cross Country Championship events (and other events, if applicable) is simplified by abolishing the need to declare specific teams on the day, and adopting a policy whereby the first given number of athletes over the line are the scoring athletes for their club and/or county teams

 

Entries

What this means is that all entries will be made by individuals, or their club, and county teams will comprise of the combined club entries, and counties will not, as previously, be declaring teams

Entry Link

NB: You will be unable to complete the entry process unless you are Registered for 2022

 

Cork Athletes Registered with Non-Cork Clubs

Any athlete registered with a club in another county, who intends running, should text or email Cork Athletics Competition Secretary Ina Killeen 0868591522 [Please Text ONLY], so that we can ensure that they appear on the Cork declarations



National Intermediate Cross-Country Championships

The Intermediate Championships are open to all athletes aged at least 20 years on 31st December 2022, as per the following:


From AAI Competition Booklet (2016 - 2017) (PDF File)


1. Intermediate athletes must be 20 years of age or over on the 31st December in the year of competition


2. An athlete who has never been an individual medal winner or a scoring member of the winning club or county team at National Intermediate Championships


3. An athlete who has never been an individual medal winner or a scoring member of the winning club or county team at National Senior Grade A Championships


4. An athlete who has never been an individual medal winner or a scoring member of the winning club at National Senior 4000m Cross Country Championship (2016 onwards)


5. An athlete who has never been an individual medal winner at National level in any senior track indoor or outdoor at 1500m and upwards


6. An athlete who has never been an individual medal winner at National level in road event at 1500m and upwards, or a scoring member of the winning club or county team at National Senior Grade A Championships


7. An athlete who has never been on a representative team at Senior International Level


8. Status of an athlete will not be altered during a cross country season (September to April) other than in the case of an individual win


So, If you are ineligible for County or Munster Intermediate, you may still be eligible to take part at National level

 

Scoring Teams and Distances comprise the following

Masters categories depend on the individual's age on the date of the event, i.e. on February 13th 2022

Category Club County Distance
Intermediate Women 4 to score 4 to score 5k
Intermediate Men 4 to score 6 to score 8k
     
Women F35 4 to score 4 to score 4k
Women F50 4 to score 4 to score 4k
Women F65 3 to score 4 to score 4k
Men M65 3 to score 4 to score 4k
     
Men M35 4 to score 6 to score 7k
Men M50 4 to score 6 to score 7k

Ballycotton 5 30th Anniversary Publication 2006

BALLYCOTTON ‘5’ - 1977-2006 - 30th Anniversary

August 11th 1977... where it all began


Ireland's Original Road Racing Series

 

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This 4 page A5 leaflet was published for the Ballycotton 5 in August 2006, to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the very first Ballycotton race, with first edition of the Ballycotton 10 afew months earlier, in March 1977


The Shanagarry 5 was added the following year, in 1978, with the Churchtown South 5 added in 1980, and the four race series was completed in 1982, with the addition of the Ballyandreen 5. The series, along with the famous and iconic Ballycotton 10, continued, and grew massively, until the organisers, Ballycotton Running Promotions, decided that the time had come, after 40 years running the event, and with, essentially, the same crew behind the events, that the time had come to 'pass on the mantle' to other, perhaps, younger people

 

To simply say that Ballycotton Running Promotions were race organisers, would be a massive understatement. Their races, and the series, were both groundbreaking and inspirational, and led the way for race organisers throughout the country.The running community owes Ballycotton Running Promotions a huge debt of gratitude

 

 
Results of All Ballycotton 5 Series Races - 1977 - 2017

 

 

Results of All Ballycotton 10 Races - 1977 - 2017



THE BEGINNING...


THE date was Thursday August 11th, 1977, Less than three decades ago, but another age as far as road running is concerned. From January to August of that year only six events took place on the roads of Cork - the well-known Cork to Cobh 15' in April, two 4-milers in Ballymore (which had 26 runners) and Ballyhooly, a 5-mile race in Mallow, a 6-mile in Kildorrery (where 16 ran), and the popular St Patrick's Day relays organised by St Finbarr's around the Lough in Cork


August 11th was exactly a week after that Ballymore Festival event and commitments had been received there from most of the runners to come to Ballycotton, including winner Ray Treacy. The work in organising the race had started some weeks before when local shops and business people were approached for donations. One of the few firms in the area at the time contributed £5, as did three of the businesses. Two more gave £2 and £1 each, and even the 50p from another was much appreciated. The total came to £28.50


Trophies and plaques were purchased as prizes, costing £29.75. Entry fee was either 20p or 30p, and no race numbers were issued. Instead, as each runner finished he was handed a card with his finishing position on it, and he then gave his name to the recorder. We say ‘he’ deliberately, for at that time no women ran such a distance as five miles on the road


The race started at the old Post Office (Just above where the race now finishes), and the course was the same as is used at present, although the finish was outside the School Gate. As measuring techniques were not as advanced as nowadays, it was slightly short of five miles


Local interest was a mixture of curiosity and bemusement. Some people asked what a road race was - "is it a cycling race, or what?" When Phil McGrath and John Walshe went out to mark the road, one local person in the village told them that the Co Council would object, as they considered painting on the road graffitti!


First to enter was Michael Healy from Youghal, one of the top cross-country runners in Cork at the time. Tens of thousands of entries for a myriad of events have been received since, but Michael can take pride of place as the first runner to have ’No 1' alongside his name in a Ballycotton race. BLE Co Board Chairman, Paddy Hartnett, RIP, sent the 34 runners on their way. John Murray from Ballybraher, a spectator on that fine August evening, was asked to act as lead car, which he duly did. He was accompanied by reporter Joe Duggan from the ‘News and Star', who is now also sadly deceased


Michael Long of Leevale, along with his girlfriend Ellen, volunteered to time the runners. It is worth noting that virtually no race in those days did this, apart from maybe taking the winners' time. In fact, in his newspaper report Joe Duggan stated that “the time of all the competitors was taken, a rare feat in Cork in athletics." At the finish line the numbered cards were handed out by Seamus Hartnett, there to see the race with his parents and who would go on to be the area's top runner in the years to come


The other locals involved were John Walshe and Dan Donovan (who both ran the race), along with Phil McGrath, and his brother Fr Tom, home on holiday from England. At the prize- giving in the local Community Hall the various trophies for the individuals and teams were presented by Fr Bertie Troy, then CC in Ballycotton

THE RACE...

The race itself saw Ray Treacy, then based in Cork and running for Leevale, win easily in a time of 23:46, well ahead of Richie Crowley and Donie Walsh. As Joe Duggan's report put it, “at four miles he was close on 500 yards ahead of the bunch and in parts was travelling at 14 miles an hour, timed on the speedometer of Mr John Murray's car." In fact, both Richie and Donie could have been even further back as a herd of cows came out on the road (after Ray Treacy had passed) with over a mile to go and which almost brought them to a standstill


In fourth position and first novice was Noel Shannon, while Liam O'Brien could only manage fifth on the night. Murt Coleman of Liffey Valley, who had ran internationally for Ireland in the marathon, and Kevin Treacy from Loughrea, both working in the Cork area at the time, finished sixth and seventh respectively. In eight was another well-known marathon man, Jerry Murphy of Leevale


On the back of this little booklet we publish the names of the 34 runners. Some of them are still around and will be running here tonight. A few have gone on to foreign lands and bigger things, such as winner Ray Treacy who is now Head Track Coach at Providence College in the USA


THE YEARS THAT FOLLOWED...

The following year, the race date was moved to June. Only 24 ran on that occasion with victory going to Richie Crowley. Of course that was his second local victory in 1978, as in March he had won the inaugural Ballycotton '10'. Ray Treacy returned to win in 1979, and then the following year Liam O'Brien won the first of his fourteen Ballycotton '5' titles. 1981 saw Marcus O'Sullivan, later to become World Indoor Champion on three occasions, beat Joe Hartnett by seven seconds for first, with Pat Whyte from Castlemartyr third.
In 1985, Liam O'Brien established a course record of 23:41 which still stands to this day. But the previous year of '84 was also special. Just four days after qualifying for that year's LA Olympics when setting a new Irish 3000m steeplechase record, Liam showed his loyalty and commitment to the sport by turning out and winning yet another local race


At this stage the Ballycotton Summer Series, comprising of four races in the surrounding villages, was well established. Although the Ballycotton '5' had been held in June since 1978, in 1985 it was decided to swap the August date with Shanagarry, as it seemed more appropriate to finish off the yearly Series in the village that bears its name


Women ran for the first time in 1979, the third year of the race. Just two took part, Ellen Whelan of Leevale and the winner, one Mary Dempsey from Youghal. She may be better known nowadays as Mary Sweeney and is still winning races. Like Liam O'Brien, her enthusiasm and support of local events, as well as her love for the sport, is an example to all


Numbers taking part increased hugely over the years, reaching 124 in 1982 and topping the 200 mark the year after. The highest number of finishers recorded to date was 262 in 1993, when 92 finished under the 30-minute barrier. In 1987, the top six all broke 25 minutes, and it is a reflection on present day standard that only one has done so in the past ten years

 

TWENTY - NINE YEARS ON...

It is safe to say that nobody involved in that first race could have imagined what lay ahead. The Dublin Marathon was still three years in the distance, with London following six months after that. Nowadays, the popularity of the Ballycotton '10' is only too apparent to anybody who tries to enter, and the numbers taking part in the Summer Series remain at a consistent high level. Indeed, the Ballycotton ’5' of last year had 235 finishers, the second biggest ever

A total of 140 five and ten mile races later, the statistics show in excess of 48,000 finishers and, with the participation of international stars and Olympic medallists, it can be safely assumed that the Ballycotton events have now reached a global audience


That month of August 1977 is aiso remembered for another entirely different reason. Five days after the Ballycotton race, the world was shocked to learn of the death of Elvis Presley. It was, one could say, the end of a legend, although of course his music still lives on


In its own small way, that Ballycotton race five days before was the catalyst of a movement which in the succeeding years has also gained a legendary status, albeit of a very different nature


Yes, the 'King' may be dead, but road running is certainly alive and well in this picturesque area of East Cork. However, it wouldn't have transpired but for 34 pioneering runners who turned up in Ballycotton village to run five miles on an August evening all of 29 years ago

 

 ballycotton 10 30th anniversary pamphlet results

 

 

 

Proposed Changes to County Board Structures

Draft Proposals - Changes to County Board Structure

December 2021

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At the December 2021 Open County Board meeting, discussion took place with regard to introducing significant changes to the roles of Officers of Cork County Board, and to making several changes to improve structure of Athletics in Cork


Communication

Communication between clubs and county could be greatly improved. We do not have up to date contact for several clubs and communication between clubs is non-existent in very many cases


This needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency – we need to put an effective system in place


We have discussed this before, Mailchimp, or similar, should be suitable for our needs. Plans vary from Free to €60/month, based on the essential plan, with 5,000 contacts. We could start with the free plan and take it from there


The following table taken from the Clubs pages on the Cork Athletics Website (These pages receive some of the highest traffic, an indication of people seeking to join clubs) given an indication of how serious the communication is

Some clubs have no contact information at all listed (i.e. no contact name, contact number or contact e-mail address). While this relates to external communication, internal communication information is just as bad. Cork Athletics cannot grow if our communication remains in its current state

 Details on Cork Athletics WebsiteNo information on Website
Clubs 57 -
Contact name 42 15
Phone Number 26 31
Email address 44 13
Facebook page 55 2
Club website 33 24

 

Board Structure

The structure of the Board needs to be changed if new blood is to be brought in.  We are operating with far too few people doing far too much work each. This is a major disincentive when filling any of the rare vacancies that do occur. Roles should be “Bite Sized”.


Other County Boards with far fewer clubs, Divisions and members operate with far more officials. One County Board has 38 roles filled by 26 individuals


Tenure of officials

A limit should be set on the tenure of any post. Currently most positions have been occupied for many years. It is great to have such experience on the Board, but it also means, that, when a vacancy occurs, we don’t have people ready to step into the role. We should have people who can easily take on vacant roles, even if it means individuals swapping roles


A further reason for limiting tenure is to ensure that “new blood” is constantly coming in. It would also ensure a wider diversity across the clubs


(Note: When we have officials in place for decades, it sends out several messages:


a)    The position is locked

b)     If a vacancy does occur, anyone taking on the role is ‘there for life’

How We Do Things

We are all volunteers, so our time is valuable. We need to examine much of what we do and see if there are simpler ways of doing them

Competition Secretary

Split into four separate positions, two Senior and 2 Junior:

Juvenile Senior
Cross-Country        Road & Cross-country
Track & Field   Track  Field and Leagues

 

Secretary

Assistant Secretary is urgently required to help with this position.

 

Webmaster

This relatively new position has expanded significantly in the last couple of years, and ,during the lockdown, has been absolutely vital to the Board

However, the position has become much too busy for one individual

The following changes are proposed: It is felt that there should be three roles involved in this position


Meetings

Pre-Covid, we frequently spent over an hour dealing with admin matters including reports and permits

Proposed:

  • Circulate minutes before meetings, taken as read
  • Circulate all reports (except financial details) before meetings, with all reports taken as read
  • Circulate basic details of Permit applications in advance (AAI’s online permit system, is going live on Friday December 10th, and will likely influence this
  • Circulate non-confidential correspondence in advance. Any confidential correspondence to be shared with Chairman, and/or Child Protection Officer(s) as appropriate
  • Consider hosting reports on website


Medium and Long Term Planning

We need to develop medium to long term plans and strategies for the Board. If we cannot state where we would like to be in 5 or 10 years, then we are simply “Doing” not managing


Clubs are asked to submit their ideas about development of Athletics in Cork County so that a strategy document can be produced


Finance and Grounds

Finance:  We should develop financial plans, including an annual budget, along with medium and longer term financial plans


Grounds: We should develop plans/intentions for our current grounds, including MTU track, along with possible future grounds (if any)


Mini-Marathon Sub-Committee

Ideally a separate committee should run this event


Cork Athletics should take much greater control of the event and rebuild our own Brand identity – Currently, in reality, it is an Echo event, with most control resting with the Echo. This is highly undesirable and is not in our best interests long-term


Sub-Committees

With the enlarged Board, Sub-Committees should be formed, both by function and as required. Many/Most of these, particularly with small numbers, might meet via Zoom, again creating a better environment for new/more people to become involved

Juvenile Committee

Reform


Field Committee

Define functions/Duties


Track & Field and Cross-Country Committees to be re-established

Cross-country, Track & Field & Leagues

With more track facilities becoming available in the next few years, set criteria for selection of venues. (Unforeseen circumstances may lead to these criteria not being met, in particular weather related events affecting cross-country)


Board currently pays for Ambulances, P.A., Chip Timing, and toilets for all cross-country events and pay the host club to hold some events


At a minimum the host club should provide assistance to the Competition Secretary, and all finish line officials, along with a course marshal (who shall be available to liaise directly with Competition Secretary with regards to any venue issues)


Editorial Comment

Cork County Board very badly needs new blood. Maybe this will happen at our next AGM (whenever that may happen, given the ongoing Pandemic and the resulting restrictions on attendance numbers for indoor meetings). Several Officers have indicated that they intend standing down at the earliest opportunity, so vacancies WILL occur.

Will clubs and/or individuals put themselves forward?

If the past 8 to 10 years is anything to go by, the answer is probably No

......But the remaining Officers are already overloaded, so things cannot continue, doing more work with fewer Officers

Change will NOT occur, unless we, the registered individuals, and our respective clubs, have the will, and the drive, to implement change

I'm reminded of comments (paraphrased) to Board Officer by an Officer of a prominent club: "You're mad going on the Board! Look after your own club, like me!" ...and yet the same individual has been highly critical of the Board????

If we all took this stance, there would be no Board. It also perpetuates the status quo. Einstein defined madness as 'repeatedly doing the same thing, but expecting different results'  We simply cannot keep going unless we are prepared to change - it is already past time for it to happen!

 

Cork Athletics Year-End Registration Figures - December 2021

Cork Athletics Registration Figures for Year Ending December 31st 2021

 cork athletics 2021 year end registrations

 

 

Cork Athletics Registrations 2010 - 2021

December end-of-month registrations for Cork Athletics stand at 7,193, a rise of 274 on the 2020 figure of 6,919. The high point of the past few years was 8,455 at the end of 2019

Following over a decade of continuous membership growth, a fall in registrations is to be expected, given the Covid pandemic, however, going forward, new thinking and planning will be required, if Cork Athletics is to reestablish the growth of the last decade

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cork athletics membership 2010 2021

 

In spite of all that this year has thrown up, ten clubs increased their registered membership, by a combined total of 674 members (approx. 50%), from 1345 to 2019

At the other end, ten clubs dropped a combined total of 365 members, falling from a total of 1680 to 851, a drop of approx 21%

 

National Standings

Three Clubs, Bandon AC (14th), Leevale AC (16th) and North Cork AC (21st), feature in the 25 largest clubs in Ireland, from a total of 355 registered clubs. Cork, with 54 clubs, has the largest number of clubs, followed by Dublin with 45 clubs

 

#CountyClubJuvYouthJunSeniorMasterTotal Dec 2021Total Dec 2020%+/-
1 Dublin Raheny Shamrock A.C. 269 27 19 134 279 728 584 25%
2 Dublin Blackrock (Dublin) A.C. 431 20 3 16 241 711 604 18%
3 Dublin Lusk AC 440 13 12 21 224 710 600 18%
4 Galway Galway City Harriers A.C. 239 33 15 104 306 697 773 -10%
5 Dublin Lucan Harriers A.C. 434 11 1 25 184 655 566 16%
6 Dublin Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 381 43 23 46 106 599 628 -5%
7 Kildare Celbridge A.C. 361 16 10 27 166 580 511 14%
8 Louth Drogheda and District A.C. 185 20 14 50 305 574 559 3%
9 Meath Dunboyne A.C. 268 18 8 26 247 567 699 -19%
10 Dublin Crusaders A.C. 182 18 8 128 210 546 617 -12%
11 Meath Ratoath A.C. 344 20 9 21 143 537 469 14%
12 Kilkenny Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 270 14 9 45 192 530 600 -12%
13 Dublin Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 221 29 15 91 164 520 432 20%
14 Cork Bandon A.C. 421 16 8 14 60 519 501 4%
15 Tipperary Clonmel A.C. 279 13 5 34 187 518 457 13%
16 Cork Leevale A.C. 268 47 15 67 87 484 520 -7%
17 Offaly Tullamore Harriers A.C. 229 19 11 33 181 473 509 -7%
18 Dublin Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C. 302 12 4 25 121 464 395 17%
19 Westmeath Mullingar Harriers A.C. 250 13 12 47 136 458 332 38%
20 Dublin Donore Harriers 196 15 13 69 150 443 489 -9%
21 Cork North Cork A.C. 362 9 2 8 56 437 260 68%
22 Longford Longford A.C. 365 5 3 5 58 436 290 50%
23 Waterford West Waterford A.C. 131 6 2 37 241 417 385 8%
24 Laois St Abbans A.C 238 9 8 32 117 404 395 2%
25 Donegal Tfr Chonaill A.C. 276 17 9 6 93 401 548 -27%
26 Kildare Newbridge A.C. 290 5 0 9 95 399 343 16%
27 Dublin Brothers Pearse A.C. 186 11 2 15 173 387 380 2%
28 Monaghan Carrick Aces A.C. 219 4 1 14 146 384 460 -17%
29 Louth Glenmore A.C. 242 2 6 13 121 384 282 36%
30 Waterford Waterford A.C. 250 17 13 26 78 384 374 3%
31 Clare Ennis Track A.C. 256 19 8 26 75 384 236 63%
32 Donegal Rosses A.C. 258 6 2 12 77 355 333 7%
33 Meath Tara A.C. 258 16 3 10 67 354 302 17%
34 Galway South Galway A.C. 267 16 2 5 64 354 350 1%
35 Clare Derg A.C. 276 3 1 1 64 345 253 36%
36 Galway Castlegar A.C. 244 3 1 12 83 343 257 33%
37 Kildare St. Coca's A.C. 195 10 8 13 116 342 413 -17%
38 Westmeath Athlone IT A.C. 218 3 0 13 106 340 410 -17%
39 Meath Navan A.C. 211 4 1 11 112 339 371 -9%
40 Kildare Naas A.C. 194 19 15 17 85 330 356 -7%
41 Limerick Dooneen A.C. 220 9 3 19 74 325 358 -9%
42 Cork Midleton A.C. 146 7 3 14 153 323 329 -2%
43 Sligo North Sligo A.C. 224 8 1 9 80 322 299 8%
44 Galway Tuam A.C. 239 5 1 5 72 322 304 6%
45 Cork Togher A.C. 142 10 5 46 105 308 287 7%
46 Meath Trim A.C. 126 10 6 23 142 307 317 -3%
47 Galway Craughwell A.C. 196 18 4 19 69 306 478 -36%
48 Dublin Dublin Front Runners A.C. 0 0 1 95 207 303 276 10%
49 Dublin LSA 131 5 2 20 143 301 218 38%
50 Louth Boyne A.C. 221 5 3 6 59 294 232 27%
51 Donegal Letterkenny A.C. 160 14 3 27 87 291 334 -13%
52 Limerick Limerick A.C. 246 3 0 3 38 290 238 22%
53 Mayo Swinford A.C. 217 9 6 6 51 289 190 52%
54 Cork St. Catherine's A.C. 190 2 4 8 82 286 280 2%
55 Cork Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 169 23 14 11 58 275 234 18%
56 Dublin Metro/St. Brigid's A.C. 196 13 9 3 48 269 296 -9%
57 Kildare Clane A.C. 186 1 0 10 71 268 246 9%
58 Meath Dunshaughlin A.C. 122 8 4 14 119 267 287 -7%
59 Mayo Westport A.C. 185 3 1 8 70 267 243 10%
60 Louth Ardee and District A.C. 176 4 2 20 62 264 202 31%
61 Cavan Shercock A.C. 193 9 4 10 46 262 218 20%
62 Dublin Portmarnock A.C. 103 1 2 17 137 260 445 -42%
63 Limerick West Limerick A.C. 112 5 0 24 116 257 232 11%
64 Mayo Lake District Athletics 215 5 1 5 30 256 195 31%
65 Wexford United Striders A.C. 114 18 7 12 101 252 262 -4%
66 Wicklow Kilcoole A.C. 135 4 1 8 104 252 394 -36%
67 Donegal Finn Valley A.C. 138 23 10 30 49 250 245 2%
68 Monaghan Monaghan Phoenix A.C. 176 7 4 7 56 250 291 -14%
69 Dublin Mid Sutton A.C. 225 2 0 3 13 243 196 24%
70 Cork Youghal A.C. 135 9 5 10 83 242 256 -5%
71 Cork Tracton A.C. 158 2 0 7 75 242 204 19%
72 Carlow St. L. O'Toole A.C. 127 22 7 16 67 239 329 -27%
73 Cork Belgooly A.C. 193 7 1 0 37 238 264 -10%
74 Clare St. Cronans A.C. 200 0 0 1 36 237 205 16%
75 Mayo Claremorris A.C. 211 4 3 0 19 237 208 14%
76 Wicklow Bray Runners A.C. 138 4 1 7 86 236 139 70%
77 Dublin Tallaght A.C. 89 18 9 23 95 234 289 -19%
78 Meath Cilles A.C. 127 17 5 5 80 234 218 7%
79 Kilkenny Gowran A.C. 177 4 2 14 37 234 207 13%
80 Mayo East Mayo AC 138 0 0 18 74 230 208 11%
81 Cavan Annalee A.C. 152 11 10 14 43 230 201 14%
82 Kerry Star of the Laune A.C. 173 4 1 1 51 230 129 78%
83 Monaghan Glaslough Harriers A.C. 166 4 3 12 43 228 225 1%
84 Waterford Ferrybank A.C. 178 4 6 15 24 227 278 -18%
85 Cork Grange/Fermoy A.C. 118 4 2 9 91 224 227 -1%
86 Louth Dunleer A.C. 125 10 9 15 61 220 196 12%
87 Leitrim Carrick-on-Shannon AC 156 5 3 9 47 220 270 -19%
88 Tipperary Dundrum A.C. 147 0 1 15 55 218 203 7%
89 Mayo Moy Valley A.C. 181 7 1 3 24 216 280 -23%
90 Kildare Le Cheile A.C. 103 7 7 21 77 215 258 -17%
91 Dublin Skerries A.C. 142 8 1 7 57 215 223 -4%
92 Galway Loughrea A.C. 113 7 2 5 87 214 286 -25%
93 Galway East Galway A.C. 188 3 0 1 22 214 202 6%
94 Sligo South Sligo A.C. 200 1 0 0 11 212 182 16%
95 Dublin Cherry Orchard Running Club 2 2 7 91 106 208 101 106%
96 Tipperary Mooreabbey Milers A.C. 111 5 1 18 72 207 142 46%
97 Meath Bohermeen A.C. 102 6 5 10 83 206 194 6%
98 Cork Watergrasshill A.C. 68 0 1 28 108 205 136 51%
99 Cork West Muskerry A.C. 164 2 0 6 32 204 141 45%
100 Dublin Cabinteely A.C. 174 12 0 0 17 203 247 -18%
101 Kerry Killarney Valley A.C. 150 17 4 10 20 201 128 57%
102 Dublin Sportsworld A.C. 0 0 0 39 161 200 224 -11%
103 Sligo Corran A.C 120 6 2 7 65 200 222 -10%
104 Sligo Sligo A.C. 96 8 6 16 73 199 319 -38%
105 Offaly Birr A.C. 125 3 0 5 64 197 208 -5%
106 Tipperary Dualla Ballytarsna Boherlahan AC 168 0 0 0 28 196 2 9700%
107 Clare St. Marys (Clare) A.C. 163 3 0 6 22 194 173 12%
108 Wexford Croghan A.C. 91 3 2 13 84 193 205 -6%
109 Cork Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 167 1 3 1 19 191 118 62%
110 Meath St. Andrews A.C. 122 4 2 8 52 188 179 5%
111 Wicklow Greystones and District A.C. 166 12 0 0 10 188 209 -10%
112 Kilkenny St. Senans A.C. 135 10 4 10 28 187 148 26%
113 Roscommon Suck Valley A.C. 180 1 0 0 6 187 131 43%
114 Tipperary Moyne A.C. 130 6 2 12 36 186 260 -28%
115 Kerry Tralee Harriers A.C. 136 4 4 10 31 185 188 -2%
116 Cork Carrigaline A.C. 134 0 0 1 48 183 160 14%
117 Wexford D.M.P. A.C. 142 8 2 6 25 183 142 29%
118 Kerry St. Brendan's A.C. (Kerry) 132 0 0 6 44 182 120 52%
119 Dublin Balbriggan and District 94 3 0 1 82 180 230 -22%
120 Dublin Fingallians A.C. 115 11 3 9 40 178 210 -15%
121 Cork Mallow A.C. 0 0 0 10 167 177 180 -2%
122 Wicklow Roundwood and District A.C. 150 2 1 2 21 176 111 59%
123 Louth North East Runners A.C. 2 0 3 32 138 175 203 -14%
124 Galway Athenry A.C. 108 1 0 2 64 175 166 5%
125 Leitrim Drumshanbo A.C. 112 0 1 7 55 175 173 1%
126 Monaghan Clones A.C. 83 3 3 17 66 172 237 -27%
127 Kilkenny St. Joseph's A.C. 97 9 0 6 59 171 165 4%
128 Dublin Waterstown Warriors A.C. 0 0 0 19 149 168 170 -1%
129 Louth Ace Athletics Club 110 8 1 2 40 161 172 -6%
130 Laois St. Michael's A.C. 83 5 0 5 67 160 177 -10%
131 Kerry An Rfocht A.C. 97 11 4 13 35 160 126 27%
132 Leitrim Mohill A.C. 154 0 0 0 6 160 130 23%
133 Meath Cushinstown A.C. 80 7 3 12 57 159 155 3%
134 Tipperary Thurles Crokes A.C. 94 5 1 6 53 159 126 26%
135 Wexford Menapians A.C. 77 6 9 11 53 156 161 -3%
136 Waterford Finisk Valley A.C. 134 2 0 1 18 155 114 36%
137 Meath Rathkenny A.C. 84 2 4 6 58 154 109 41%
138 Cork Bweeng Trail Blazers 90 0 1 3 59 153 64 139%
139 Tipperary Templemore A.C. 88 9 2 9 45 153 188 -19%
140 Cork Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 134 0 0 1 18 153 126 21%
141 Tipperary Nenagh Olympic A.C. 87 19 11 17 17 151 165 -8%
142 Cork Ballymore Cobh A.C. 60 3 0 7 80 150 211 -29%
143 Wicklow Inbhear Dee A.C. 137 4 0 0 8 149 119 25%
144 Clare Tulla A.C. 116 2 0 8 22 148 81 83%
145 Cork St. Nicholas A.C. 59 3 0 7 77 146 197 -26%
146 Wicklow St Benedict Inbhear Mor AC. 81 0 0 13 52 146 134 9%
147 Tipperary Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. 112 1 2 6 25 146 141 4%
148 Tipperary Carrick-on-Suir A.C. 58 7 5 14 61 145 149 -3%
149 Kerry Lios Tuathail A.C. 122 5 2 4 12 145 148 -2%
150 Derry Olympian Youth & A.C. 116 12 1 4 11 144 134 7%
151 Cork Eagle A.C. 0 0 1 15 127 143 151 -5%
152 Cork St. Finbarrs A.C. 0 0 0 28 115 143 152 -6%
153 Offaly Edenderry A.C. 98 1 0 1 43 143 88 63%
154 Offaly Ballyskenach A.C. 92 0 0 5 45 142 129 10%
155 Cork Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 116 2 0 5 19 142 105 35%
156 Louth Dundalk St. Gerards A.C. 124 1 3 3 11 142 130 9%
157 Cork Ballincollig A.C. 80 10 4 4 43 141 151 -7%
158 Meath St. Brigids A.C. 104 1 3 8 24 140 110 27%
159 Mayo Mayo A.C. 0 0 1 14 124 139 180 -23%
160 Kilkenny Castlecomer A.C. 108 0 1 8 21 138 122 13%
161 Tipperary Newport A.C. 117 3 1 5 12 138 101 37%
162 Galway Clare River Harriers A.C. 104 0 0 1 32 137 249 -45%
163 Kildare Kildare A.C. 115 4 0 4 11 134 117 15%
164 Roscommon Castlerea Crusaders A.C. 109 0 0 0 24 133 52 156%
165 Carlow St. Patricks A.C. 122 0 0 1 10 133 64 108%
166 Louth St. Peter's A.C. 81 6 0 6 38 131 110 19%
167 Waterford Tramore A.C. 114 1 0 2 14 131 120 9%
168 Carlow Ballon Rathoe A.C. 114 0 0 2 12 128 74 73%
169 Meath Fr. Murphy A.C. 47 10 6 11 53 127 240 -47%
170 Kildare Suncroft A.C. 106 1 2 2 16 127 103 23%
171 Dublin Marino A.C. 105 2 0 1 17 125 117 7%
172 Kerry Spa-Fenit Barrow A.C. 112 0 0 0 13 125 67 87%
173 Kildare Crookstown Millview A.C. 102 3 0 1 18 124 85 46%
174 Donegal Lifford Strabane A.C. 70 7 3 9 34 123 209 -41%
175 Dublin Clongriffin A.C. 107 0 0 4 11 122 76 61%
176 Galway Caltra and District A.C. 75 4 0 2 37 118 112 5%
177 Kerry Kenmare A.C. 80 7 2 10 19 118 218 -46%
178 Galway Loch Lurgan A.C. 113 0 0 0 5 118 96 23%
179 Louth Redeemer A.C. 92 0 1 1 22 116 24 383%
180 Kerry Gneeveguilla A.C. 83 1 0 1 30 115 192 -40%
181 Dublin Civil Service A.C. 0 0 0 30 84 114 124 -8%
182 Cork Millstreet A.C. 100 0 0 1 13 114 97 18%
183 Wicklow Sli Cualann A.C. 0 1 4 32 76 113 214 -47%
184 Limerick Bilboa A.C. 68 0 0 5 40 113 94 20%
185 Mayo Castlebar A.C. 96 1 3 0 13 113 172 -34%
186 Waterford K.C.K. A.C. 96 0 0 3 13 112 83 35%
187 Kilkenny Thomastown A.C. 82 8 4 4 13 111 28 296%
188 Galway Club Luthchleas Chonamara 97 0 0 2 12 111 53 109%
189 Laois Oughaval A.C. 68 6 3 4 29 110 88 25%
190 Kerry Farranfore Maine Valley AC 81 4 1 3 21 110 77 43%
191 Wexford Enniscorthy A.C. 92 4 1 2 10 109 53 106%
192 Waterford Blackwater A.C. 103 0 0 0 4 107 127 -16%
193 Clare Fergus A.C. 99 1 1 0 5 106 64 66%
194 Mayo Aughagower A.C. 84 1 1 1 18 105 97 8%
195 Cork Skibbereen A.C. 88 0 0 1 16 105 81 30%
196 Cork Bantry A.C. 96 0 0 0 9 105 68 54%
197 Wexford Bree A.C. 82 2 0 3 17 104 108 -4%
198 Clare Marian A.C. 79 3 1 4 16 103 80 29%
199 Cork Ballintotis Fit4Life 0 0 0 8 93 101 81 25%
200 Limerick An Bru A.C. 62 0 0 5 34 101 101 0%
201 Donegal Killybegs A.C. 70 0 1 7 23 101 3 3267%
202 Wicklow Parnell A.C. 99 2 0 0 0 101 75 35%
203 Wexford St. Pauls A.C. 84 2 2 1 11 100 91 10%
204 Wexford Slaney Olympic A.C. 1 0 1 11 85 98 110 -11%
205 Donegal Inishowen A.C. 42 2 0 3 51 98 144 -32%
206 Laois Emo/Rath A.C. 89 1 2 2 4 98 90 9%
207 Clare Marathon Club Ireland 0 0 0 0 96 96 161 -40%
208 Roscommon Sliabh Ban A.C. 0 0 0 11 85 96 102 -6%
209 Roscommon Boyle A.C. 0 0 0 15 79 94 175 -46%
210 Meath Na Fianna A.C. 56 1 2 8 27 94 95 -1%
211 Leitrim Ballinamore A.C. 86 0 0 0 8 94 51 84%
212 Cork Courcey A.C. 72 0 0 0 21 93 110 -15%
213 Dublin Celtic DCH A.C. 71 16 0 0 6 93 77 21%
214 Laois Ballyfin A.C. 67 0 0 7 18 92 77 19%
215 Limerick Kilmallock A.C. 76 0 0 1 14 91 39 133%
216 Dublin Rathcoole A.C. 82 0 0 0 9 91 75 21%
217 Clare Kilmihil A.C. 62 0 0 1 27 90 62 45%
218 Dublin Templeogue A.C. 78 0 5 2 3 88 73 21%
219 Kilkenny Barrow Harriers A.C. 78 1 0 0 8 87 86 1%
220 Dublin Liffey Valley A.C. 0 0 0 40 46 86 74 16%
221 Laois Portlaoise A.C. 32 2 0 14 37 85 166 -49%
222 Donegal Cranford A.C. 68 4 0 2 11 85 63 35%
223 Mayo St. Colmans South Mayo A.C. 71 2 5 2 5 85 96 -11%
224 Carlow Barrow Valley A.C. 84 0 0 0 0 84 76 11%
225 Dublin Inner City Running Club 3 1 0 46 33 83 0  
226 Galway Corrib A.C. 57 1 1 0 22 81 79 3%
227 Louth Blackrock (Louth) A.C. 63 2 3 1 12 81 75 8%
228 Meath Duleek and District A.C. 2 0 0 7 71 80 111 -28%
229 Clare Kilmurray/Ibrick/N.Clare A.C. 28 0 3 15 32 78 87 -10%
230 Wexford Sliabh Bhuide Rovers A.C. 30 2 1 4 41 78 100 -22%
231 Galway Ballinasloe and District A.C. 69 0 0 3 6 78 72 8%
232 Dublin Garristown Flyers A.C. 0 0 0 9 68 77 67 15%
233 Offaly Naomh Mhuire A.C. 0 0 0 11 66 77 93 -17%
234 Wexford St. Killian's A.C. 57 2 0 0 18 77 68 13%
235 Meath Star of the Sea A.C. 6 3 2 8 57 76 201 -62%
236 Antrim Beechmount Harriers A.C. 25 8 3 14 26 76 73 4%
237 Clare St. John's A.C. 45 0 3 11 16 75 59 27%
238 Wexford Kilmore A.C. 48 4 1 3 19 75 63 19%
239 Roscommon Reeside A.C. 63 0 0 0 10 73 75 -3%
240 Donegal Milford A.C. 22 1 3 5 41 72 182 -60%
241 Cork Durrus A.C. 41 4 0 0 26 71 72 -1%
242 Laois Ballyroan Abbeyleix and District A.C. 42 4 1 9 15 71 85 -16%
243 Galway Corofin A.C. 0 0 0 6 64 70 72 -3%
244 Monaghan Monaghan Town Runners 0 0 0 11 59 70 94 -26%
245 Offaly Kilcormac Killoughey A.C. 0 0 0 13 57 70 91 -23%
246 Roscommon Roscommon A.C. 62 2 0 2 4 70 48 46%
247 Cork Mount Hillary A.C. 0 0 0 9 60 69 96 -28%
248 Clare West Clare Sports and Fitness Club 28 7 4 1 29 69 110 -37%
249 Cork Dromahane Road Runners A.C. 0 1 2 14 51 68 83 -18%
250 Cork Liscarroll A.C. 42 8 0 4 14 68 100 -32%
251 Mayo Nephin A.C. 59 1 1 0 5 66 85 -22%
252 Cork Old Abbey A.C. 56 0 1 3 5 65 16 306%
253 Dublin D.F.B A.C. 0 0 0 14 49 63 0  
254 Tyrone Coalisland Na Fianna Runners 0 0 0 6 57 63 63 0%
255 Mayo Erris A.C. 47 0 0 1 15 63 115 -45%
256 Kilkenny Graigue Ballycallan A.C. 0 0 4 12 46 62 72 -14%
257 Offaly Rhode A.C. 0 0 0 10 52 62 62 0%
258 Offaly Ferbane A.C. 21 1 1 2 37 62 168 -63%
259 Meath Kells A.C. 0 0 0 10 51 61 68 -10%
260 Kildare St. Kevins A.C. 58 0 0 0 3 61 50 22%
261 Limerick Emerald A.C. 30 5 5 11 9 60 53 13%
262 Wexford Taghmon A.C. 40 2 3 2 13 60 78 -23%
263 Kildare North West Kildare A.C. 47 3 3 0 7 60 57 5%
264 Limerick St. Marys (Limerick) A.C. 48 3 4 0 5 60 38 58%
265 Wexford Wexford Marathon Club 0 0 0 5 54 59 63 -6%
266 Tipperary Tipperary Town A.C. 49 2 0 0 8 59 40 48%
267 Roscommon Lough Ree A.C. 53 1 0 0 4 58 14 314%
268 Westmeath North Westmeath A.C. 0 0 0 5 52 57 35 63%
269 Wicklow Lakeshore Striders A.C. 0 0 0 10 47 57 97 -41%
270 Kildare Donadea Running Club 0 0 1 5 48 54 64 -16%
271 Meath Moynalty A.C. 0 0 0 1 53 54 62 -13%
272 Cork Donoughmore A.C. 1 0 1 4 48 54 67 -19%
273 Cork Bridevale A.C. 0 0 0 11 42 53 72 -26%
274 Sligo Tireragh A.C. 42 1 0 1 9 53 40 33%
275 Cork Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 0 0 0 10 42 52 51 2%
276 Dublin Dublin City Harriers A.C. 0 0 9 30 12 51 41 24%
277 Wicklow Ashford A.C. 21 2 0 3 24 50 125 -60%
278 Wexford Adamstown A.C. 31 2 3 4 10 50 57 -12%
279 Dublin Dublin Striders A.C. 42 0 0 2 6 50 48 4%
280 Waterford Ardmore A.C. 45 0 0 0 5 50 32 56%
281 Roscommon Roscommon Harriers A.C. 0 0 0 5 44 49 54 -9%
282 Fermanagh Knocks Running Club 0 0 0 2 46 48 55 -13%
283 Limerick Limerick Country Club A.C. 0 0 0 6 42 48 68 -29%
284 Cork Beara A.C. 0 0 0 10 37 47 50 -6%
285 Cork Clonakilty Road Runners 0 0 0 11 34 45 56 -20%
286 Tipperary Roscrea A.C. 34 0 0 0 10 44 25 76%
287 Carlow Dolmen A.C. 0 0 1 10 31 42 38 11%
288 Cork Aghada Running Club ARC 0 0 0 1 41 42 76 -45%
289 Dublin Dublin Bay Running Club. 0 0 0 6 36 42 47 -11%
290 Kerry Iveragh A.C. 33 1 0 2 6 42 6 600%
291 Wicklow Aughrim A.C. 25 2 0 2 12 41 61 -33%
292 Donegal Convoy A.C. 0 0 0 5 35 40 62 -35%
293 Tipperary Moyglass A.C. 35 0 0 0 4 39 31 26%
294 Mayo Ballina A.C. 0 0 0 5 32 37 97 -62%
295 Kilkenny Brow Rangers A.C. 24 0 1 6 6 37 52 -29%
296 Offaly Banagher A.C. 0 0 1 7 28 36 63 -43%
297 Westmeath Coralstown Kinnegad A.C. 0 0 0 1 35 36 41 -12%
298 Leitrim North Leitrim A.C. 21 4 2 1 7 35 65 -46%
299 Cork Doneraile A.C. 0 0 0 3 30 33 72 -54%
300 Cork East Cork A.C. 0 0 2 10 21 33 33 0%
301 Cork Doheny A.C. 23 2 0 1 6 32 72 -56%
302 Cork The Churchtown Roadrunners AC 0 0 0 10 21 31 32 -3%
303 Dublin Irish Mountain Trail Runners A.C. 0 0 0 6 25 31 31 0%
304 Offaly Clara A.C. 0 1 0 3 27 31 80 -61%
305 Cork Buttevant R.C. 0 0 0 9 21 30 38 -21%
306 Dublin LOVE2RUN A.C. 0 0 0 3 27 30 0  
307 Cork Cork Mental Health A.C. 0 0 0 10 19 29 23 26%
308 Cork Cork Track Club 0 0 2 19 7 28 26 8%
309 Waterford Waterford Greenway Joggers 0 0 0 0 28 28 25 12%
310 Tipperary Borrisokane A.C. 11 5 1 2 5 24 41 -41%
311 Louth Dundealgan A.C. 11 6 2 0 5 24 29 -17%
312 Dublin Polish Runners Club Ireland 0 0 0 2 21 23 77 -70%
313 Kilkenny Kings River A.C. 0 0 0 1 22 23 30 -23%
314 Cork Galtee Runners A.C. 0 0 0 3 19 22 21 5%
315 Dublin U.C.D. A.C. 0 0 5 15 2 22 17 29%
316 Roscommon S.R.L. A.C. 10 0 0 1 10 21 39 -46%
317 Limerick Bohermore A.C. 15 0 0 3 3 21 0  
318 Monaghan Blayney Rockets A.C. 0 0 0 1 19 20 36 -44%
319 Clare B.M.O.H. A.C. 14 1 0 0 5 20 18 11%
320 Cork Duhallow A.C. 0 0 0 3 16 19 23 -17%
321 Limerick Sun Hill Harriers A.C. 11 1 1 0 6 19 28 -32%
322 Cork Carrigtwohill A.C. 0 0 0 1 17 18 31 -42%
323 Carlow Hacketstown Runners A.C. 0 0 0 1 16 17 85 -80%
324 Cork Rising Sun A.C. 0 0 0 1 16 17 16 6%
325 Cork Shandrum A.C. 0 0 0 0 17 17 17 0%
326 Wicklow Glendalough Harriers and A.C. 0 0 0 3 14 17 12 42%
327 Monaghan Oriel A.C. 11 1 0 1 4 17 15 13%
328 Carlow Tinryland A.C. 0 0 0 3 13 16 22 -27%
329 Kilkenny Running Therapy A.C. 0 0 0 3 13 16 0  
330 Wexford Craanford Harriers A.C. 12 0 0 1 3 16 25 -36%
331 Cork Abbey Striders A.C. 4 1 3 5 2 15 6 150%
332 Kilkenny Tullaroan A.C. 4 0 0 1 9 14 10 40%
333 Cavan Inny Vale A.C. 5 1 0 0 8 14 75 -81%
334 Tipperary Coolquill A.C. 0 0 0 1 12 13 13 0%
335 Cavan Bailieboro A.C. 0 0 0 1 11 12 11 9%
336 Dublin Irish Mountain Cardio A.C. 0 0 0 4 8 12 3 300%
337 Dublin Titans A.C. 0 0 0 12 0 12 1 1100%
338 Kildare Eire Og Corra Choill A.C. 9 0 0 1 2 12 22 -45%
339 Cavan Laragh A.C. 0 0 0 0 11 11 9 22%
340 Clare Shannon A.C. 2 0 0 2 7 11 15 -27%
341 Clare Kilnaboy A.C. 3 0 0 1 7 11 47 -77%
342 Dublin Hunters AC 5 1 0 0 5 11 4 175%
343 Mayo Ballycastle A.C. 7 0 0 0 4 11 47 -77%
344 Dublin North Clondalkin RC 0 0 0 3 7 10 0  
345 Galway Maree A.C 0 0 0 0 10 10 3 233%
346 Kerry Castleisland A.C. 0 0 0 1 9 10 10 0%
347 Tyrone Carmen Runners A.C. 0 0 0 0 10 10 68 -85%
348 Tipperary Fethard A.C. 3 0 0 0 7 10 21 -52%
349 Cork Fota Island Running Club 0 0 0 0 8 8 17 -53%
350 Carlow Ardattin A.C. 3 0 0 0 4 7 12 -42%
351 Dublin Marino Institute of Education A.C. 0 0 0 0 6 6 6 0%
352 Limerick Kilfinane A.C. 0 0 0 0 5 5 15 -67%
353 Sligo Calry A.C. 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 -67%
354 Wexford Racing 795 A.C. 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 -33%
355 Kilkenny Nore Valley A.C. 0 0 0 0 1 1 31 -97%

 

National Membership by County

Cork remains the second largest county by registrations, but has fallen further behind Dublin

CountyClubsJuvenileYouthJuniorSeniorMasterTotal Dec 2021
Dublin 45 4806 294 153 1126 3588 9967
Cork 54 3897 173 80 472 2571 7193
Meath 18 2059 127 63 199 1496 3944
Galway 16 2109 91 26 167 955 3348
Kildare 13 1766 69 46 110 715 2706
Louth 12 1432 64 47 149 874 2566
Tipperary 17 1523 75 32 139 637 2406
Mayo 14 1511 33 23 63 484 2114
Clare 15 1371 39 21 77 459 1967
Donegal 10 1104 74 31 106 501 1816
Kerry 12 1199 54 18 61 291 1623
Wexford 16 901 55 32 78 546 1612
Kilkenny 13 975 46 25 110 455 1611
Waterford 9 1051 30 21 84 425 1611
Wicklow 12 952 33 7 80 454 1526
Limerick 12 888 26 13 77 386 1390
Offaly 10 565 25 13 90 600 1293
Monaghan 7 655 19 11 63 393 1141
Laois 7 619 27 14 73 287 1020
Sligo 6 682 24 9 33 240 988
Westmeath 4 468 16 12 66 329 891
Roscommon 9 477 4 0 34 266 781
Leitrim 5 529 9 6 17 123 684
Carlow 8 450 22 8 33 153 666
Cavan 5 350 21 14 25 119 529
Longford 1 365 5 3 5 58 436
Derry 1 116 12 1 4 11 144
Antrim 1 25 8 3 14 26 76
Tyrone 2 0 0 0 6 67 73
Fermanagh 1 0 0 0 2 46 48
               
Total 355 32845 1475 732 3563 17555 56170

 

 

Overall Registrations as at December 31st 2021

Bandon AC and Leevale AC head the table, with 519 and 484 members respectively. North Cork AC made a huge leap to third place, adding 177 members for a total of 437

 

Juvenile/Junior Registrations as at December 31st 2021

ClubJuvenileYouthTotal Juveniles
Bandon AC 412 17 429
North Cork AC 351 17 368
Leevale AC 241 53 294
Belgooly AC 185 13 198
St. Catherine's AC 187 4 191
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 150 29 179
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 161 7 168
West Muskerry AC 161 5 166
Tracton AC 155 5 160
Midleton AC 139 12 151
Togher AC 131 18 149
Youghal AC 128 14 142
Carrigaline AC 134 0 134
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC 132 2 134
Grange/Fermoy AC 115 7 122
Blarney/Inniscara AC 116 0 116
Millstreet AC 99 1 100
Bantry AC 95 1 96
Bweeng Trail Blazers 90 0 90
Skibbereen AC 87 1 88
Ballincollig AC 79 8 87
Courcey AC 72 0 72
Watergrasshill AC 68 0 68
Ballymore Cobh AC 60 2 62
St. Nicholas AC 55 5 60
Old Abbey AC 56 0 56
Liscarroll AC 40 5 45
Durrus AC 38 4 42
Doheny AC 23 1 24

 

Adult (Senior/Masters) Registrations as at December 31st 2021

Leevale AC top the adult listings, followed by Mallow AC and Midleton AC, with ten clubs topping 100 adult members

ClubJuniorSeniorMastersTotal AdultChange 20-21
Leevale AC 29 68 93 190 -33
Mallow AC 0 8 169 177 -4
Midleton AC 4 13 155 172 -6
Togher AC 5 41 113 159 19
Eagle AC 0 13 130 143 -8
St. Finbarrs AC 0 23 120 143 -9
Watergrasshill AC 0 24 113 137 68
Grange/Fermoy AC 2 7 93 102 -5
Ballintotis Fit4Life 0 8 93 101 19
Youghal AC 6 11 83 100 -14
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 19 19 58 96 40
St. Catherine's AC 3 10 82 95 6
Bandon AC 15 15 60 90 18
Ballymore Cobh AC 1 7 80 88 -61
St. Nicholas AC 2 7 77 86 -51
Tracton AC 0 5 77 82 38
North Cork AC 4 8 57 69 178
Mount Hillary AC 0 8 61 69 -26
Dromahane Road Runners AC 3 12 53 68 -15
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 3 60 63 91
Ballincollig AC 5 6 43 54 -10
Donoughmore AC 0 5 48 53 -13
Bridevale AC 0 9 44 53 -19
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 0 10 42 52 1
Carrigaline AC 0 0 49 49 23
Beara AC 0 6 41 47 -3
Clonakilty Road Runners 0 10 35 45 -11
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 1 41 42 -34
Belgooly AC 3 0 37 40 -24
West Muskerry AC 0 6 32 38 63
Doneraile AC 0 3 30 33 -40
East Cork AC 1 9 23 33 0
The Churchtown Roadrunners AC 0 10 21 31 -1
Buttevant R.C. 0 8 22 30 -7
Durrus AC 3 0 26 29 -1
Cork Mental Health AC 0 7 22 29 6
Cork Track Club 0 19 9 28 5
Blarney/Inniscara AC 2 5 19 26 37
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 3 1 19 23 73
Liscarroll AC 5 4 14 23 -37
Galtee Runners AC 0 2 20 22 1
Courcey AC 0 0 21 21 -17
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC 0 0 19 19 27
Duhallow AC 0 3 16 19 -4
Carrigtwohill AC 0 0 18 18 -13
Skibbereen AC 0 0 17 17 24
Rising Sun AC 0 1 16 17 1
Shandrum AC 0 0 17 17 0
Millstreet AC 0 0 14 14 17
Abbey Striders AC 3 5 2 10 9
Bantry AC 0 0 9 9 37
Old Abbey AC 0 4 5 9 49
Doheny AC 1 1 6 8 -40
Fota Island Running Club 0 0 8 8 -9

 

Senior Registrations as at December 31st 2021

While the registrations make no distinction on the competitive level of registered members, our Provincial and National champions and contenders, along with International representatives are more than likely to come from these ranks.  Cork, with 472 Senior members trail Dublin's 1126. This points to a significant problem in attracting and retaining athletes in the range 18 to 34

 

ClubSenior
Leevale AC 68
Togher AC 41
Watergrasshill AC 24
St. Finbarrs AC 23
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 19
Cork Track Club 19
Bandon AC 15
Eagle AC 13
Midleton AC 13
Dromahane Road Runners AC 12
Youghal AC 11
Clonakilty Road Runners 10
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 10
St. Catherine's AC 10
The Churchtown Roadrunners AC 10
Bridevale AC 9
East Cork AC 9
Ballintotis Fit4Life 8
Buttevant R.C. 8
Mallow AC 8
Mount Hillary AC 8
North Cork AC 8
Ballymore Cobh AC 7
Cork Mental Health AC 7
Grange/Fermoy AC 7
St. Nicholas AC 7
Ballincollig AC 6
Beara AC 6
West Muskerry AC 6
Abbey Striders AC 5
Blarney/Inniscara AC 5
Donoughmore AC 5
Tracton AC 5
Liscarroll AC 4
Old Abbey AC 4
Bweeng Trail Blazers 3
Doneraile AC 3
Duhallow AC 3
Galtee Runners AC 2
Aghada Running Club ARC 1
Doheny AC 1
Rising Sun AC 1
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 1

 

Masters Registrations as at December 31st 2021

Mallow AC their position at the top of the table, with 169 Masters registrations. Midleton AC and Eagle AC have 155 and 130 respectively, with St Finbarr's AC next

ClubMasters
Mallow AC 169
Midleton AC 155
Eagle AC 130
St. Finbarrs AC 120
Togher AC 113
Watergrasshill AC 113
Leevale AC 93
Ballintotis Fit4Life 93
Grange/Fermoy AC 93
Youghal AC 83
St. Catherine's AC 82
Ballymore Cobh AC 80
St. Nicholas AC 77
Tracton AC 77
Mount Hillary AC 61
Bandon AC 60
Bweeng Trail Blazers 60
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 58
North Cork AC 57
Dromahane Road Runners AC 53
Carrigaline AC 49
Donoughmore AC 48
Bridevale AC 44
Ballincollig AC 43
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 42
Beara AC 41
Aghada Running Club ARC 41
Belgooly AC 37
Clonakilty Road Runners 35
West Muskerry AC 32
Doneraile AC 30
Durrus AC 26
East Cork AC 23
Buttevant R.C. 22
Cork Mental Health AC 22
The Churchtown Roadrunners AC 21
Courcey AC 21
Galtee Runners AC 20
Blarney/Inniscara AC 19
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 19
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC 19
Carrigtwohill AC 18
Shandrum AC 17
Skibbereen AC 17
Duhallow AC 16
Rising Sun AC 16
Liscarroll AC 14
Millstreet AC 14
Cork Track Club 9
Bantry AC 9
Fota Island Running Club 8
Doheny AC 6
Old Abbey AC 5
Abbey Striders AC 2

 

Age Distribution Data

cork athletics age distribution analysis


Overall Age Distribution

AgeMaleFemaleTotal
5 21 32 53
6 64 91 155
7 148 144 292
8 284 252 536
9 257 278 535
10 307 304 611
11 235 249 484
12 182 242 424
13 117 177 294
14 76 125 201
15 84 89 173
16 61 75 136
17 46 53 99
18 35 41 76
19 30 16 46
20 17 16 33
21 10 21 31
22 11 8 19
23 12 8 20
24 15 3 18
25 11 6 17
26 19 11 30
27 11 11 22
28 15 11 26
29 6 9 15
30 17 22 39
31 12 19 31
32 18 25 43
33 19 36 55
34 23 23 46
35 39 20 59
36 20 31 51
37 29 26 55
38 37 37 74
39 55 46 101
40 56 61 117
41 70 79 149
42 61 83 144
43 64 84 148
44 66 91 157
45 75 62 137
46 64 81 145
47 57 72 129
48 83 70 153
49 65 49 114
50 64 57 121
51 59 41 100
52 45 54 99
53 40 35 75
54 31 31 62
55 30 27 57
56 27 20 47
57 24 23 47
58 27 18 45
59 22 11 33
60 15 12 27
61 10 14 24
62 10 8 18
63 10 5 15
64 9 4 13
65 11 3 14
66 8 0 8
67 9 3 12
68 10 6 16
69 4 4 8
70 3 0 3
71 9 0 9
72 3 2 5
73 6 1 7
74 4 0 4
75 7 0 7
76 5 2 7
77 1 0 1
78 4 0 4
79 3 0 3
80 1 0 1
81 1 0 1
82 0 0 0
83 2 1 3
84 0 0 0
85 0 0 0
86 0 1 1

As last year, the overall age distribution throws up some interesting observations:
There are two distinct distributions, based around Young Juveniles and Masters Athletes, with older Juveniles and Seniors literally nowhere to be seen

 

Juvenile Age Distribution

 cork athletics juvenile age distribution 2021

 

Senior Age Distribution

cork athletics senior members age distribution 2021

 

 

Masters Age Distribution

cork athletics masters members age distribution 2021


From age 8 to 16, Juvenile girls outnumber boys. There is a distinct drop off after age 14, and the numbers from age 16 to 34 - including all seniors - makes  dismal reading.  The situation is not helped by the pandemic situation, however, once athletics emerges at the other side of the Covid crisis, strategies to address the low senior numbers, and retention of Juveniles

The drop off of Juveniles has been noted across many sports in Ireland, and is worrying from a number of perspectives, not just athletics membership. In particular the non-participation of juveniles, along with the related and alarming growth in obesity, among juveniles and younger adults, is almost certainly going to lead to a significant rise in general population health issues in the coming years

From an athletics perspective, the low numbers between 18 and 35 is of particular concern, as this is the group from which our Championship, International and Olympic hopes will emerge.  Historically, Cork has 'punched above its weight' in producing European, World and Olympic Champions and medalists, along with many, many International athletes.  To continue this proud and valued heritage, we really need to be attracting, and retaining, more people in this age range

 

Adults - Average Age by Club

A bit of random info - The Average Age of adult club members.  There is a HUGE disclaimer going with this particular data.... it includes all adult members, including coaches and club management, many of whom may have retired from competitive participation. Nevertheless it is also a clear indication of the active, and welcome, continuation in the sport by older athletes

 

 

cork athletics median adult ages by club

ClubAvg Age
Abbey Striders A.C. 28.60
Cork Track Club 30.93
Leevale A.C. 35.82
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 37.61
Cork Mental Health A.C. 38.21
East Cork A.C. 39.42
The Churchtown Roadrunners AC 39.53
Buttevant R.C. 39.67
Old Abbey A.C. 39.67
Togher A.C. 40.12
Carrigaline A.C. 40.78
West Muskerry A.C. 41.13
Bridevale A.C. 41.38
Bandon A.C. 41.43
Watergrasshill A.C. 42.01
Dromahane Road Runners A.C. 42.04
Ballincollig A.C. 42.17
Clonakilty Road Runners 42.53
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 42.57
Doheny A.C. 42.88
Carrigtwohill A.C. 43.22
St. Catherine's A.C. 43.38
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 43.73
North Cork A.C. 44.01
Youghal A.C. 44.17
Bweeng Trail Blazers 44.37
Durrus A.C. 44.41
Mount Hillary A.C. 44.65
Doneraile A.C. 44.67
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 44.98
Eagle A.C. 45.09
Courcey A.C. 45.14
Ballintotis Fit4Life 45.49
Tracton A.C. 45.49
Millstreet A.C. 45.64
Belgooly A.C. 45.93
St. Finbarrs A.C. 45.94
Aghada Running Club ARC 45.98
Galtee Runners A.C. 46.27
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 46.37
Fota Island Running Club 46.38
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 46.78
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 46.79
Liscarroll A.C. 47.00
Beara A.C. 47.09
St. Nicholas A.C. 47.19
Donoughmore A.C. 47.43
Midleton A.C. 47.85
Mallow A.C. 47.96
Duhallow A.C. 48.37
Bantry A.C. 49.33
Shandrum A.C. 51.12
Skibbereen A.C. 52.00
Rising Sun A.C. 64.24

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