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Launch of Munster Regional Athletics Academy 2019

Munster Regional Athletics Academy 2019-2020

 

munster development squad

 

Munster Regional Development Officers and Co-Ordinators are delighted to announce the launch of their rebranded Regional Athletics Academies, formerly known as the Munster Development & Performance Squads


The Regional Athletics Academies have been designed to promote a fun and friendly atmosphere among athletes, whereby the athletes can mix socially, learn athletics, and try new events. Athletics is largely an individual sport, so these events are important outside the competition environment.


Each region will have a 'Development Squad' and 'Regional Athletics Academy', and will run for 2 hours each, with the Development Squad session being the first each day.


There will be regional overnight camps organised for those who have been attending the individual academy days. This is open only to athletes who are in the Regional Athletics Academy. The Development Squad athletes are invited to come along to squad days. Closer to the time, Regional Co-ordinators will inform athletes regarding dates and venues.


Club coaches are encouraged to attend and observe. The squad coaches will be available to interact and answer queries from club coaches who may wish to attend.


Cost of the squad is €25 per athlete, to be paid online only. In exceptional circumstances, where athletes have missed the online registration deadline, they can pay €25 in cash, or €7 per session.


Goals of the Regional Athletics Academies


•    Supplement training that athletes already receive in their clubs. The Regional Academies work alongside the workshops of the National Event Coordinators.
•    Focus on the needs of athletes/coaches, with emphasis on executing the fundamentals to the highest level.
•    Help to maximise the potential of each athlete, with the aim of seeking continuous improvement.
•    The Squads will focus mainly on the technical aspects of each event.
•    Assist club coaches.

Athletes have been selected from the previous season's results (2019 age groups), from U16 - U19 age groups (top 4 in each event). All event groups are covered. All competitions including Cross-Country, Indoors, Combined Events, Schools and Track and field will be taken into consideration.


Academy VENUE

Nenagh Indoor Stadium

 

Dates

 Development SquadAthletics Academy
Saturday October 26th 11am - 1 pm 1pm-3pm
Saturday November 23rd 11am - 1 pm 1pm-3pm
Saturday December 14th 11am - 1 pm 1pm-3pm


Development Squad    Athletics Academy
Saturday 26th October 2019 11am - 1pm    1pm-3pm
Saturday 23rd November 2019 11am - 1pm    1pm-3pm
Saturday 14th December 2019 11am - 1pm    1pm-3pm


The Development Squad session will take place from 11am-1pm on each of the days, and is open to all athletes aged 12 years +

Athlete will receive a squad t-shirt, at the last session. Athletes must collect their t-shirts, or arrange to have it collected, to avoid postage costs.


The fee for the squad sessions is €5 per athlete, for each session day.

DayTimeEvents covered by the Development Squad:
Day 1 11am-1pm Sprints, Shot, Long Jump, Javelin, Pole Vault, Middle Distance and Walks
Day 2 11am-1pm Short Hurdles, High Jump, Pole Vault, Middle Distance and Walks
Day 3 11am-1pm Sprints, Shot, Long Jump, Javelin, Pole Vault, Middle Distance and Walks
NB: Development Group Walks will take place each day along with the Regional Academy Walks Squad, from 1pm to 3pm


Please check in at the venue from 10:30am each day

 

The Munster Athletics Academy takes place from 1pm to 3pm on each day, and is by invitation only (see athletes listed below). All events will be covered.


 

Development Coaches

CoachDiscipline
Kevin Cogley Sprints
Noelle Morrissey Short Hurdles
Pat Power Long Jump
Martin O'Grady High Jump
Dave Fratarolli Shot Putt
Brian Scanlon Javelin
Eamon Flanagan Pole Vault
Sean Finn Middle Distance

 

For more information , contact your regional co-ordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


REGISTATION 

Please register via the Munster Registration Link, on or before Thursday 24th October



Cork Athletes invited to participate in the 2019 Munster Regional Athletics Academy:

Full Munster invitation Listing on Munster Athletics release (PDF File)

ForenameSurnameClub
Ben Donovan Abbey Striders AC
Rachel Lynch Ballincollig AC
Dylan Chambers Bandon AC
Tristan Chambers Bandon AC
Eadaoin Coady Bandon AC
Eabha Crowley Bandon AC
Jack Cullen Bandon AC
Max Hallahan Bandon AC
Ruairi Harrington Bandon AC
Stacey Komolafe Bandon AC
Ciara Lynch Bandon AC
Lauren McCourt Bandon AC
Diarmuid O'Connor Bandon AC
Niamh O'Donovan Bandon AC
Niamh Sugrue Bandon AC
Nicola Tuthill Bandon AC
Olivia Tuthill Bandon AC
Natalia Guerrero Bandon Grammer
Sarah Cooper Belgooly AC
Philip Halton Belgooly AC
Danny Kelly Belgooly AC
Adam Turner Belgooly AC
Glory Wenegieme Belgooly AC
Justin Equaibor Bishopstown CS
Natasha O'Keeffe Blarney Inniscara AC
Emma Akinkuolie Carraig na BhFear AC
Harry Buckley Carraig na BhFear AC
Aaron Callinan Carraig na BhFear AC
Emma Coffey Carraig na BhFear AC
Orla Coffey Carraig na BhFear AC
Sarah Constant Carraig na BhFear AC
Meabh Daly Carraig na BhFear AC
Alan Davis Carraig na BhFear AC
Ciaran Hurley Carraig na BhFear AC
David Maher Carraig na BhFear AC
Lily O'Riordan Carraig na BhFear AC
Martha Quain Carraig na BhFear AC
Michelle Ugwah Carraig na BhFear AC
Alan Kellegher Col Phobail Beanntrai
Maeve O'Neill Doheny AC
Ricky Carroll Fanahan McSweeney AC
Alex Ademola Leevale AC
Reece Ademola Leevale AC
Shane Aherne Leevale AC
Una Brice Leevale AC
Conor Callinan Leevale AC
Ava Cashman Leevale AC
Aisling Cassidy Leevale AC
Elena Collins Leevale AC
Colin Doyle Leevale AC
Ryan Duggan Leevale AC
James Ezeonu Leevale AC
Abby Fitzgerald Leevale AC
Vanessa Frawley Leevale AC
Ella Hurley Leevale AC
Marc Jones Leevale AC
James Kirkby Leevale AC
Jack McGrath Leevale AC
Conor Morey Leevale AC
Helen Moynihan Leevale AC
Katie Moynihan Leevale AC
Colin Murphy Leevale AC
Hannah Murphy Leevale AC
Sean Naughton Leevale AC
Ciara Neff Leevale AC
Harry Nevin Leevale AC
Padraig O'Callaghan Leevale AC
Brendan O'Donoghue Leevale AC
Ryan O'Leary Leevale AC
Ciara O'Mahony Leevale AC
Brenda Onoh Leevale AC
Orlaith Onoh Leevale AC
Jonah Osobase Leevale AC
Cathal Scanlon Leevale AC
Ella Scott Leevale AC
Wymin Sivakumar Leevale AC
Lucy May Sleeman Leevale AC
Holly Umeh Leevale AC
Emily Wall Leevale AC
Sarah Zia Buckley Leevale AC
Joe Ivory Liscarroll AC
Aoife O'Sullivan Liscarroll AC
Sophie Perrott Liscarroll AC
Amy Whelan Liscarroll AC
Blessing Alamu Carraig na bhFear AC
Emmanuel Alamu

Carraig na bhFear AC

Samuel Judd Midleton AC
Sean Kavanagh Midleton AC
Lia O'Brien Midleton AC
Sean O'Riordan Midleton AC
Leah Parker Midleton AC
Joseph Bamidele Nagle CC
Dean McCarthy Nagle CC
Donal Ojlekhude Nagle CC
Sean Frawley North Cork AC
Callum Keating North Cork AC
Megan Lenihan North Cork AC
Brian Lynch Old Abbey AC
Andrew Collins Skibbereen AC
Sarah Morrison St. Nicholas AC
James McCarthy West Muskerry AC
Kerry Barrett Youghal AC
Georgia Connon Youghal AC
Natasha Kilgannon Youghal AC
Liam O'Leary Youghal AC

CIT Athletics Seminar Series 2019 - 2020

CIT Athletics Seminar Series 2019-2020

Room IT3, Library Building, CIT

November to April


cit sports seminar series 2019 2020

 

CIT Sports Seminar Series


Tickets are €10 per seminar, or €50 when you purchase tickets to all 6 seminars

€8, or €35 for all 6 seminars, with a student ID

To register contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 0867700588 for more info

Register Online

 

 

Venue for all seminars: Room IT3, Library Building, CIT Bishopstown Campus

 

6th November 2019 - Sports Marketing

Paul Deasy - Commercial and Marketing Manager, Cork City FC



4th December 2019 - Nutrition and Performance

Jonny Holland - Performance Nutritionist Cork GAA; ex-Munster Rugby outhalf

 

15th January 2020 - Rethinking Stress for Performance

Joe O'Connor - Exercise Physiology & Pert Nutrition Lecturer, ITTralee


12 February 2020 - Sleep and Performance

Giles Warrington - Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Physiology, UL



11th March 2020 - Training Loads

Ian O'Sullivan & Dr. Peter Francis, Doctoral Candidate, Leeds Beckett Uni


15th April 2020 - Mental Health in Sport

Jessie Barr, Sport Psychology Researcher, UL; Irish Olympian (London 2012)

 

Venue

CIT Track Location

CIT Track Location

 

 

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday October 6th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday October 6th 2019

 
   coaching image
 rosscarbery steam runners 5k flyer 2019  Munster Masters Cross Country Championships 2014
Saturday October 5th, 1pm, CIT Track - Cork Youth Development Initiative - CYDI Day 3 Saturday October 5th, 2:30pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series - Day 3 Saturday October 5th, 5pm, Rosscarbery - Rosscarbery Steam Engine 5k

Sunday October 6th, 12 noon, Knockardbane, Liscarroll - Cork Athletics Novice Junior Under 23 & Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun October 6th - Coaching, Rosscarbery 5k and Cork Athletics County Novice Junior Under 23 & Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

 

Comprehensive Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

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

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

 

 

Cork Events This Week

 

 

Wednesday October 2nd, 8am, CIT Track - Cork Athletics County Board Monthly Meeting

 

Saturday October 5th, 1pm, CIT Track - Cork Youth Development Initiative - CYDI Day 3

 

Saturday October 5th, 2:30pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series - Day 3

 

Saturday October 5th, 5pm, Rosscarbery - Rosscarbery Steam Engine 5k

 

Sunday October 6th, 12 noon, Knockardbane, Liscarroll - Cork Athletics Novice Junior Under 23 & Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

 

 
International

September 27th - October 6th, Doha, Qatar - AAF World Championships

 

Online Registrations

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

 
 

Rebel Run 5k & 10k, Bishopstown, Sunday 20th October - Early Bird Closes 4th October

 

Bandon AC's Donough Coughlan Memorial 5k, Sunday October 27th

Thomas Kent 10k, Sunday 10th November (Race Full - Entries Closed)

 

Skibbereen 10 Mile, Sunday November 24th

Skibbereen 5 Mile, Sunday November 24th

 

Newmarket 5k Classic, Sunday December 15th (500 Entry Limit)

 

 

Return of Cross Country Trophies

Return of Cross Country Trophies

 

cork athletics county senior cross country championship 2017
As you all know, the cross country season starts off again soon with the County Novice, Junior, U23, and Juvenile Even-Age championships coming up in Liscarroll on 6th October.

 

The County Board asks that ALL cross country trophies from last year be returned to the County Board, for the next County Board meeting, on Wednesday 2nd October. 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday September 29th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday September 29th 2019

 
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 west cork athletics collage small  east cork cross country championship day 1 programme 2019  
Saturday September 28th - Strength and Conditioning Workshop - Exercise Technique and Application Saturday September 28th, 1pm, CIT Track - Cork Youth Development Initiative - CYDI Day 2 Saturday September 28th, 2:30pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series - Day 2 Sunday September 29th, 11:30am, Bandon - West Cork Division Cross-Country Championship Day 1

Sunday September 29th, 11:30am, Castlelyons - East Cork Division Cross-Country Championships - Day 1

Sunday September 29th, 12 noon - Avondhu Division Cross-Country Championships

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun September 29th - Coaching and Day 1 of the East and West Cork Divisional Cross-Country Championships

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

 

Comprehensive Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

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

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

 

 

Cork Events This Week

 

 

Saturday September 28th, 10am, Farranlea Road - Strength and Conditioning Workshop - Exercise Technique and Application

 

Saturday September 28th, 1pm, CIT Track - Cork Youth Development Initiative - CYDI Day 2

 

Saturday September 28th, 2:30pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series - Day 2

Sunday September 29th, 11:30am, Bandon - West Cork Division Cross-Country Championship Day 1

 

Sunday September 29th, 11:30am, Castlelyons - East Cork Division Cross-Country Championships - Day 1

 

 Sunday September 29th, 12 noon - Avondhu Division Cross-Country Championships


International

September 27th - October 6th, Doha, Qatar - AAF World Championships

 

Online Registrations

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

 
 

Rebel Run 5k & 10k, Bishopstown, Sunday 20th October - Early Bird Closes 11th October

 

Bandon AC's Donough Coughlan Memorial 5k, Sunday October 27th

Thomas Kent 10k, Sunday 10th November (Race Full - Entries Closed)

 

Skibbereen 10 Mile, Sunday November 24th

 

Newmarket 5k Classic, Sunday December 15th (500 Entry Limit)

 

 

Cork Athletics Registration Figures - August 31st 2019

Cork Athletics Registration Figures - August 31st 2019

 

cork registrations august 2019

July end-of-month registrations for Cork Athletics stand at 7,415. All of Cork Athletics 56 registered clubs now have members registered.

The August figures are marginally down on the August 2018 corresponding figure of 7,468, which were slightly behind the August 2017 figure of 7,489. So, the spectacular growth seen in 2015, 2016 & 2017 has not been maintained.  The corresponding 2016 figure was 6,926, while the August 2015 figure was 6,224. The September registrations should see the usual annual surge, ahead of the Cross-Country season.



Two clubs clubs remain with less than the required minimum of ten (10) registered members to constitute a valid registered club. While this may not appear to be a major issue for them - Club Members may still compete in championships - it does constitute some difficulties, e.g. they may not vote on a County Board matter and, perhaps of more significance to some clubs, they may not apply for Race permits as a registered club (at least until they have at least 10 registered members)

 

As always, clubs are reminded that new members may 'try out' the club for a few weeks, after which they MUST be registered, or they will NOT be covered by Athletics Ireland insurance

 

Feb 1: Any athlete, coach, official, or any member acting in any capacity, who remains unregistered is NOT covered by Athletics Irelands insurance, for ANY purpose whatsoever, including training and/or competition.

The Registration facility is open


Any club having difficulties logging into the registration system. If your club is in this position, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01-8869933


 

 

Overall Registrations as at August 31st 2019

 

The August 31st registration total stands at 7,415 - The July 31st figure was 7,219

Leevale AC remain at the of top the overall listings, followed by Bandon AC, with fifteen clubs have over 200 registered members.  Twenty nine clubs now exceed the 100 mark, with several more clubs closing on the 100

ClubJuvenileYouthJuniorMastersSeniorTotal
Leevale AC 344 39 16 107 72 578
Bandon AC 387 19 5 82 14 507
Togher AC 160 8 4 98 34 304
St. Catherine's AC 180 8 3 88 12 291
Midleton AC 112 10 2 132 10 266
Youghal AC 125 8 3 106 16 258
West Muskerry AC 178 9 4 58 6 255
North Cork AC 165 5 3 56 12 241
Mallow AC 0 0 2 216 21 239
Watergrasshill AC 101 1 0 109 22 233
Belgooly AC 194 7 0 29 1 231
St. Nicholas AC 108 2 2 96 15 223
Ballymore Cobh AC 107 1 0 100 8 216
Carrigaline AC 154 0 0 55 3 212
Grange/Fermoy AC 72 3 0 114 12 201
Ballincollig AC 126 5 0 52 6 189
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 113 16 6 42 4 181
Eagle AC 0 0 1 154 18 173
Tracton AC 110 0 0 58 4 172
Clonakilty Road Runners 98 0 0 40 10 148
St. Finbarrs AC 0 1 1 121 21 144
Ballintotis Fit4Life 0 0 1 112 4 117
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 80 3 0 33 0 116
Liscarroll AC 90 1 2 16 4 113
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC 94 2 0 14 2 112
Blarney/Inniscara AC 92 2 3 12 1 110
Courcey AC 93 0 0 15 1 109
Doheny AC 94 2 0 11 1 108
Dromahane Road Runners AC 1 1 0 86 17 105
Bridevale AC 0 0 0 79 22 101
Millstreet AC 50 2 0 39 5 96
Skibbereen AC 67 2 1 15 3 88
Doneraile AC 0 0 3 65 16 84
Mount Hillary AC 0 0 0 67 15 82
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 0 0 73 6 79
Durrus AC 54 1 0 24 0 79
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 0 2 1 64 12 79
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 1 0 70 4 75
Bantry AC 18 0 1 26 8 53
Glanmire AC 35 0 0 11 1 47
Churchtown Road Runners 0 0 1 31 10 42
Old Abbey AC 31 1 0 6 4 42
Beara AC 0 0 1 32 5 38
Buttevant R.C. 0 0 0 31 5 36
Donoughmore AC 0 0 0 32 4 36
Shandrum AC 0 0 0 28 2 30
East Cork AC 0 0 1 15 13 29
Duhallow AC 2 1 1 18 4 26
Carrigtwohill AC 0 0 0 20 4 24
Cork Mental Health AC 0 0 0 18 5 23
Galtee Runners AC 0 1 0 16 2 19
Rising Sun AC 0 0 0 18 0 18
Cork Track Club 0 0 2 1 7 10
Garryvoe AC 0 0 0 7 3 10
Fota Island Running Club 0 0 0 6 3 9
Abbey Striders AC 0 0 4 3 1 8

 

28 Largest Clubs August 2019

 Leading 28 Clubs by Registration August 31st 2019

 Next 28 Largest Clubs August 2019

Next 28 Clubs by Registration August 31st 2019



Athletics Ireland National Registration Figures August 2019

Club Registration Listings - PDF File

Club Registration Listings - PDF File

 

 

Top 50 Clubs Nationally

 Just two Cork clubs, Leevale AC (5th - 578) and Bandon AC (13th - 507) feature in the table of the 50 largest clubs

CountyClubJuvenileYouthJuniorSeniorMasterTotal
Galway Galway City Harriers A.C. 206 25 18 77 356 682
Meath Dunboyne A.C. 251 22 9 49 350 681
Donegal Tír Chonaill A.C. 464 10 2 25 150 651
Dublin Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 324 44 17 75 168 628
Cork Leevale A.C. 344 39 16 74 105 578
Dublin Raheny Shamrock A.C. 189 26 20 84 255 574
Galway Craughwell A.C. 418 17 16 20 99 570
Dublin Crusaders A.C. 186 15 11 132 222 566
Offaly Tullamore Harriers A.C. 230 10 8 47 267 562
Dublin Blackrock (Dublin) A.C. 316 14 4 23 176 533
Kilkenny Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 306 15 5 34 158 518
Louth Drogheda & District A.C. 115 17 4 43 333 512
Cork Bandon A.C. 387 19 5 17 79 507
Dublin Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 204 27 16 91 162 500
Dublin Portmarnock A.C. 228 5 0 26 193 452
Waterford West Waterford A.C. 119 10 6 48 265 448
Dublin Lusk A.C. 227 10 5 12 189 443
Galway Tuam A.C. 267 4 0 18 151 440
Meath Ratoath A.C. 275 15 8 11 118 427
Kildare Celbridge A.C. 206 18 10 34 152 420
Dublin Brothers Pearse A.C. 185 23 8 15 183 414
Tipperary Clonmel A.C. 188 8 7 29 180 412
Carlow St. L. O'Toole A.C. 194 15 14 34 138 395
Westmeath Athlone IT A.C. 261 4 0 19 108 392
Meath Navan A.C. 207 5 1 21 157 391
Kildare St. Coca's A.C. 187 14 4 24 155 384
Westmeath Mullingar Harriers A.C. 180 23 13 31 136 383
Dublin Lucan Harriers A.C. 190 3 6 24 159 382
Dublin Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C. 222 11 2 33 107 375
Monaghan Carrick Aces A.C. 170 5 0 37 162 374
Donegal Letterkenny A.C. 240 10 8 15 98 371
Dublin Donore Harriers 132 20 19 59 141 371
Sligo Sligo A.C. 224 9 9 22 98 362
Dublin Metro/St. Brigid's A.C. 255 15 6 6 78 360
Limerick Dooneen A.C. 255 13 3 16 68 355
Kildare Naas A.C. 206 32 6 11 96 351
Laois St. Abbans A.C 135 10 10 35 148 338
Dublin Fingallians A.C. 256 7 4 14 50 331
Sligo North Sligo A.C. 211 9 4 14 92 330
Galway South Galway A.C. 241 8 0 10 62 321
Galway Loughrea A.C. 189 2 3 20 106 320
Waterford Waterford A.C. 183 21 15 17 82 318
Kildare Newbridge A.C. 214 3 5 5 90 317
Antrim Ballymena & Antrim A.C. 253 17 10 6 27 313
Meath Trim A.C. 116 8 2 28 157 311

 

Juvenile/Youth Registrations as at August 31st 2019

In January last, a new category, Youth, was introduced to the Registration categories. This group consists of members born in 2001 or 2002.

 Leading Juvenile Clubs August 2019

Juvenile Clubs by Registration August 31st 2019

 

The Juvenile situation has not changed in the past few months, Bandon AC head the table, followed by Leevale AC, with Belgooly AC, West Muskerry AC and St Catherine's AC following up. Sixteen clubs have 100 or more Juvenile/Youth members.

 

ClubJuvenileYouthTotal
Bandon AC 387 19 406
Leevale AC 344 39 383
Belgooly AC 194 7 201
St. Catherine's AC 180 8 188
West Muskerry AC 178 9 187
North Cork AC 165 5 170
Togher AC 160 8 168
Carrigaline AC 154 0 154
Youghal AC 125 8 133
Ballincollig AC 126 5 131
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 113 16 129
Midleton AC 112 10 122
St. Nicholas AC 108 2 110
Tracton AC 110 0 110
Ballymore Cobh AC 107 1 108
Watergrasshill AC 101 1 102
Clonakilty Road Runners 98 0 98
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC 94 2 96
Doheny AC 94 2 96
Blarney/Inniscara AC 92 2 94
Courcey AC 93 0 93
Liscarroll AC 90 1 91
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 80 3 83
Grange/Fermoy AC 72 3 75
Skibbereen AC 67 2 69
Durrus AC 54 1 55
Millstreet AC 50 2 52
Glanmire AC 35 0 35
Old Abbey AC 31 1 32
Bantry AC 18 0 18
Duhallow AC 2 1 3
Dromahane Road Runners AC 1 1 2
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 0 2 2
St. Finbarrs AC 0 1 1
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 1 1
Galtee Runners AC 0 1 1

 

Senior/Masters/Juniors Registrations as at August 31st 2019

Mallow AC retain their usual position at top the table, followed by Leevale AC, with Eagle AC next, followed by Midleton AC. Sixteen clubs currently have over 100 registered adult members

 

Leading 28 Adult Clubs August 2019

Leading 28 Clubs by Adult Registration August 31st 2019

 

Next 28 Adult Clubs August 2019

Next 28 Clubs by Adult Registration August 31st 2019

 

ClubJuniorMastersSeniorTotal
Mallow AC 2 216 21 239
Leevale AC 16 107 72 195
Eagle AC 1 154 18 173
Midleton AC 2 132 10 144
St. Finbarrs AC 1 121 21 143
Togher AC 4 98 34 136
Watergrasshill AC 0 109 22 131
Grange/Fermoy AC 0 114 12 126
Youghal AC 3 106 16 125
Ballintotis Fit4Life 1 112 4 117
St. Nicholas AC 2 96 15 113
Ballymore Cobh AC 0 100 8 108
St. Catherine's AC 3 88 12 103
Dromahane Road Runners AC 0 86 17 103
Bandon AC 5 82 14 101
Bridevale AC 0 79 22 101
Doneraile AC 3 65 16 84
Mount Hillary AC 0 67 15 82
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 73 6 79
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 1 64 12 77
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 70 4 74
North Cork AC 3 56 12 71
West Muskerry AC 4 58 6 68
Tracton AC 0 58 4 62
Carrigaline AC 0 55 3 58
Ballincollig AC 0 52 6 58
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 6 42 4 52
Clonakilty Road Runners 0 40 10 50
Millstreet AC 0 39 5 44
Churchtown Road Runners 1 31 10 42
Beara AC 1 32 5 38
Buttevant R.C. 0 31 5 36
Donoughmore AC 0 32 4 36
Bantry AC 1 26 8 35
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 0 33 0 33
Belgooly AC 0 29 1 30
Shandrum AC 0 28 2 30
East Cork AC 1 15 13 29
Durrus AC 0 24 0 24
Carrigtwohill AC 0 20 4 24
Duhallow AC 1 18 4 23
Cork Mental Health AC 0 18 5 23
Liscarroll AC 2 16 4 22
Skibbereen AC 1 15 3 19
Galtee Runners AC 0 16 2 18
Rising Sun AC 0 18 0 18
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC 0 14 2 16
Blarney/Inniscara AC 3 12 1 16
Courcey AC 0 15 1 16
Doheny AC 0 11 1 12
Glanmire AC 0 11 1 12
Old Abbey AC 0 6 4 10
Cork Track Club 2 1 7 10
Garryvoe AC 0 7 3 10
Fota Island Running Club 0 6 3 9
Abbey Striders AC 4 3 1 8

 

Senior Registrations

Senior athletes are, or should include, the 'Elite' members - this is the age group from which our Provincial, National and International athletes will emerge.  The numbers in this age group, from those born before 2000, and aged under 35, continues to be disappointing low, particularly in the early 20's ages.  While athletics is not the only sport experiencing this issue, clearly Cork Athletics and Athletics Ireland urgently needs to formulate a strategy to attract and retain athletes in this age range

 Leading Senior Clubs August 2019

Largest Clubs by Senior Registrations

 

ClubSen
Leevale A.C. 72
Togher A.C. 34
Bridevale A.C. 22
Watergrasshill A.C. 22
Mallow A.C. 21
St. Finbarrs A.C. 21
Eagle A.C. 18
Dromahane Road Runners A.C. 17
Doneraile A.C. 16
Youghal A.C. 16
Mount Hillary A.C. 15
St. Nicholas A.C. 15
Bandon A.C. 14
East Cork A.C. 13
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 12
North Cork A.C. 12
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 12
St. Catherine's A.C. 12
Churchtown Road Runners 10
Clonakilty Road Runners 10
Midleton A.C. 10
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 8
Bantry A.C. 8
Cork Track Club 7
Aghada Running Club ARC 6
Ballincollig A.C. 6
West Muskerry A.C. 6
Beara A.C. 5
Buttevant R.C. 5
Cork Mental Health A.C. 5
Millstreet A.C. 5
Ballintotis Fit4Life 4
Bweeng Trail Blazers 4
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 4
Carrigtwohill A.C. 4
Donoughmore A.C. 4
Duhallow A.C. 4
Liscarroll A.C. 4
Old Abbey A.C. 4
Tracton A.C. 4
Carrigaline A.C. 3
Fota Island Running Club 3
Garryvoe A.C. 3
Skibbereen A.C. 3
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 2
Galtee Runners A.C. 2
Shandrum A.C. 2
Abbey Striders A.C. 1
Belgooly A.C. 1
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 1
Courcey A.C. 1
Doheny A.C. 1
Glanmire A.C. 1
Durrus A.C. 0
Rising Sun A.C. 0
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 0

 

 

Masters Registrations

With 216 Masters members, Mallow AC are, by a distance, the largest club in this category. Eagle AC and Midleton AC are next, followed by a 'possee' of clubs in the 90 - 110 range. Ten clubs have over 100 Masters members.

 

Masters Top 40 Clubs August 2019

 

ClubMasters
Mallow AC 216
Eagle AC 154
Midleton AC 132
St. Finbarrs AC 121
Grange/Fermoy AC 114
Ballintotis Fit4Life 112
Watergrasshill AC 109
Leevale AC 107
Youghal AC 106
Ballymore Cobh AC 100
Togher AC 98
St. Nicholas AC 96
St. Catherine's AC 88
Dromahane Road Runners AC 86
Bandon AC 82
Bridevale AC 79
Aghada Running Club ARC 73
Bweeng Trail Blazers 70
Mount Hillary AC 67
Doneraile AC 65
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 64
West Muskerry AC 58
Tracton AC 58
North Cork AC 56
Carrigaline AC 55
Ballincollig AC 52
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 42
Clonakilty Road Runners 40
Millstreet AC 39
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 33
Beara AC 32
Donoughmore AC 32
Churchtown Road Runners 31
Buttevant R.C. 31
Belgooly AC 29
Shandrum AC 28
Bantry AC 26
Durrus AC 24
Carrigtwohill AC 20
Duhallow AC 18
Cork Mental Health AC 18
Rising Sun AC 18
Liscarroll AC 16
Galtee Runners AC 16
East Cork AC 15
Skibbereen AC 15
Courcey AC 15
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC 14
Blarney/Inniscara AC 12
Doheny AC 11
Glanmire AC 11
Garryvoe AC 7
Old Abbey AC 6
Fota Island Running Club 6
Abbey Striders AC 3
Cork Track Club 1

 

 

 

30 Years Ago - Liam O'Brien Wins Cork County Senior Cross-Country Championship – Guest Article by John Walshe

CROSS-COUNTRY VICTORY OF 30 YEARS AGO

Guest Article by John Walshe

 This article, by John Walshe appeared in The Echo, on Thursday October 10th 2019

 

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 Liam O'Brien of East Cork AC winning his first Cork County BLE Senior Cross-Country title at Dunmanway
Photo: Denis Minihane (Cork Examiner)

 

This coming Sunday at Carrigadrohid, near Macroom, Tim O’Donoghue will be hoping to retain the Cork County Senior Cross-Country crown he won so convincingly last year, at Carraig na bhFear.

His victory, 12 months ago, was the first by a member of the East Cork club since Donnacha O’Mahony won the last of his six titles, in 2003. Before that, you have to go back another six years to find the previous winner in the maroon colours, that being Garrett Barry in 1997.

It may come as a surprise to many to realise that the club’s most decorated athlete, who reigned supreme during the 1980s and 90s, has just one solitary Cork senior cross-country title to his name, and that came 30 years ago this winter.

They say good things come to those who wait, but for Liam O’Brien that wait lasted the best part of 10 years. Although somewhat underrated on a national scale, amongst his fellow athletes, the Ballinacurra native is regarded as one of the country’s most versatile and successful runners of his era.

Take any distance, from 400m on the track to 15 miles on the road, and O’Brien figures amongst the top finishers. With personal best ranging from a four-minute-mile (4:00.80) to 47:57 for 10 miles, very few could challenge him.

His greatest moment came in 1984, when he reached the semi-final of the 3000m steeplechase at the Los Angeles Olympics. That summer, to qualify, he achieved an Irish record of 8:27.24, at the Crystal Palace meet in London. Thirty-five years later, it’s still the second fastest on the Irish all-time list.

But it wasn’t for lack of effort that he failed to win the coveted Cork crown over the country, as, during the eight years from 1981 to 1988, he finished second on five occasions, and third in the other three.

The man who spoilt the show in seven of those championships was Tony O’Leary of Leevale. The other winner, in 1987, was Richard O’Flynn from Bandon. On that occasion O’Brien did finish ahead of the Leevale man, when taking silver.

Looking back on those years, O’Brien agrees that O’Leary was his main obstacle: “Yes, Tony was the main man; he was a better cross-country than me. Also, at that time of year I would have to work very hard, as my main focus was track and field. The form at cross-country wouldn’t be as good as I’d like.

“There was also one year I remember I was running a cross-country race in the UK, on a Saturday, and came back that night and turned out in the county the following day.”

And so, on to 1989, at Dunmanway, where the championships were decided over five flat laps that made up the 10km. O’Brien’s clubmate Tom Owens led a 10-man bunch through the first lap, and then another East Cork man, Bryan Meade, took over on the second circuit.

Leonard O’Regan of Leevale, back from scholarship at Louisiana State University, was second at this stage with O’Brien on his shoulder. Going into the penultimate lap, it was down to a two-man race. Although O’Regan tried on several occasions to get away, it came down to a sprint finish where there was only going to be one outcome – victory for the East Cork athlete by a margin of four seconds.

“Yes, it was a hard-earned victory, at that time of year I would always have to work hard,” O’Brien recalls. For good measure, East Cork easily won the six to score team award, with O’Brien backed up by John Kearney (third), Bryan Meade (fifth), Donnacha O’Mahony (seventh), Tom Owens (ninth) and Jerry Wallace (13th).

“Winning the county team title is one of the rare occasions, where in an individual sport the team title supersedes the individual title,” adds O’Brien, giving an indication of maybe where his priorities lay.

Although he would go on to add three more national steeplechase victories to the eight he had already won - plus a national masters cross-country title – the was one other local victory that is etched in the mind.  

On a chilly July evening in 1991, the Cork City Sports took place at the Mardyke. There wasn’t much to cheer about for the home fans until the final event of the night, the 5000m. This featured a number of top British runners along with most of the best of the Irish, including 36-year-old O’Brien.

As the large field was whittled down, just three contenders remained – O’Brien, the US based Noel Berkeley, and Noel Richardson from Limerick. As the pace increased and the lap times came down from 67 to 64, O’Brien bided his time, until the finishing straight, before outsprinting Berkeley to cross the line to a tumultuous reception.

The time of 13:52.72 may have been over 16 seconds outside his best of 13:36.19, achieved at the same venue four years before, but then, for Liam O’Brien, times never took on any real significance.

On almost every occasion, it was all about the win.

Addendum by Cork Athletics

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These days Liam O'Brien is still deeply immersed in the sport he loves so much; apart from being he driving force behind East Cork AC, Liam is Technical Director of Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet, and is passionate about schools athletics, where he is equally heavily involved. What does he do in his 'free time' ...if he finds any!! He is a keen orienteer and has competed abroad, including Sweden, where he makes an annual pilgrimage!
 


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Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday October 13th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday October 13th 2019

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Saturday October 12th, 2:30pm, Bere Island, West Cork - Bere Island 5 Mile Road Race

Sunday October 13th, 12 noon, Carrigadrohid, Macroom - Cork Athletics County Senior & Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-Country Championships

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun October 13th - Bere Island 5 Mile Road Race, second race of the Beara AC 3 race series and the premier event in the Cork XC Calendar: Cork Athletics County Senior & Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-Country Championships

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

 

Comprehensive Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

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

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

 

 

Cork Events This Week

 

Saturday October 12th, 2:30pm, Bere Island, West Cork - Bere Island 5 Mile Road Race

 

Sunday October 13th, 12 noon, Carrigadrohid, Macroom - Cork Athletics County Senior & Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-Country Championships


 

Online Registrations

The Following Upcoming Races currently have Online Entry or Online Registration open:
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Bere Island 5 Mile, Saturday October 12th

 

Rebel Run 5k & 10k, Bishopstown, Sunday 20th October (Race Full - Entries Closed)

 

Bandon AC's Donough Coughlan Memorial 5k, Sunday October 27th

Eyeries 5, Saturday November 9th

 

Thomas Kent 10k, Sunday 10th November (Race Full - Entries Closed)

 

Skibbereen 10 Mile, Sunday November 24th

Skibbereen 5 Mile, Sunday November 24th

 

Newmarket 5k Classic, Sunday December 15th (500 Entry Limit)

 

 

Cork Youth Development Initiative

The Cork Youth Development Youth Intiative session tomorrow Saturday 28th September.

Note that there will be no High Jump due to an AAI event in Athlone.

Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month August 2019 Aoife O'Sullivan

Aoife O'Sullivan is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for August 2019

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Wednesday September 25th 2019

 

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Aoife O'Sulllivan is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for August 2019

 


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The award was presented at a function at the River Lee hotel, on Wednesday September 25th 2019

 

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

 

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The Cork City Sports Athlete for the Month of August 2019 is Aoife O'Sullivan

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Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month - August 2019 - Award Citation

Aoife O'Sullivan (Liscarroll AC) is the Cork City Sports athlete for the month of August.

At the inaugural Youth Nations Cup, in Santry, Dublin, Aoife was one of only two Irish winners in the field events, against very strong English opposition.

Her winning height was 1.73m. Earlier in the summer, at the European Youth Olympics, in Baku, Ajerbaijan, Aoife jumped a height of 1.75m

 

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Earlier this year, at the Munster Junior T&F Championships, in Tempolemore, Aoife set a Personal Best, with a jump of 1.78m. This jump of 1.8m places her, as a 16 year old, fourth on the Irish Senior High Jump rankings for 2019, and equal 15th on te Irish All-Time standings

Echo Mini-Marathon Race Office Open Now

Echo Mini-Marathon Office is Open Now

Tesco, Wilton

Thursday, September 19th - Saturday September 21st

 

Enter 38th Echo Cork Women's Mini-Marathon

 

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Register online, then collect your number

Or register in person at the Mini Marathon Race Office, Tesco, Wilton Shopping Centre

The Race Office is located close to the entrance to Tesco

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Race Office Opening Times


Thursday 19th, 10am - 8pm (Race Entries ONLY)


Friday 20th, 10am - 4pm (Number Collection and Race entry)


Saturday 21st, 10am - 4pm (Number Collection and Race entry)

 

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Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday September 22nd 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday September 22nd 2019

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 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun September 22nd - The Major Event of the week is next Sunday, with the Echo Women's Mini-Marathon, with an expected 8,000 participants. Saturday sees the Heart of Allihies 5 Mile, the first in the new 3 race Beara AC 5 Mile series. Also on Saturday are the second day of the Cork Athletics Cross-Country League, while North Cork AC's Open Juvenile Cross-Country has moved to Mallow Townparks

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Comprehensive Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

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

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

 

 

Cork Events This Week

 

 

Saturday September 21st, 2pm, Allihies, Beara - Centra Heart of Allihies / Beara AC 5 Mile 2019

 

Saturday September 21st, 2pm, Riverstick - Cork Athletics Cross-Country Leagues - Day 2

 

Saturday September 21st, 3pm, Townparks, Mallow - North Cork AC Juvenile Cross-Country Meet


Sunday September 22nd, 1pm, Centre Park Road, Cork - Cork Echo Women's Mini Marathon

 

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Enter 38th Echo Cork Women's Mini-Marathon

 

Online entry closes Midnight Friday September 20th

Entry desk at Tesco, Wilton Shopping Centre:

Thursday September 19th, 10am - 8pm

Friday September 19th, 10am - 4pm

Saturday September 21st, 10am - 4pm

Entry on Sunday, unless all places (8,000) already sold out, on Victoria Road, from 10am to 12 noon

 

 

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Heart of Allihies 5 Mile, Saturday September 21st

 

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Echo Women's Mini-Marathon, Sunday 22nd September

 

Rebel Run 5k & 10k, Bishopstown, Sunday 20th October - Early Bird Closes 11th October

Bandon AC's Donough Coughlan Memorial 5k, Sunday October 27th

Thomas Kent 10k, Sunday 10th November (Race Full - Entries Closed)

 

Newmarket 5k Classic, Sunday December 15th (500 Entry Limit)

 

 

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