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Report on Riverstick Cross-Country Training Day - Novermber 2019

Successful Training Day for Cork Teams

Cork Athletics Grounds, Slieveroe, Riverstick

Saturday November 16th

 

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Some of the athletes who took part in the training day


Report by Collette O'Riordan

A training day was held on Saturday 16th November, for athletes competing on Cork teams, at the Athletics Ireland National Even Age Championships, in Abbotstown, Dublin, on Sunday November 24th

It was very well supported and all athletes got to know their teammates.  They will be less nervous on the start line as they can talk to their teammates now that they have got to know them better.

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Group of Under-12 Boys & Girls


A great training session was completed by all the groups, and they all put in 100% effort on the day. A big thank you is also due to the personal coaches who helped out on the day.

The next training day for Cork athletes, who will be competing in Cow Park Dunboyne, on Sunday december 14th, is Saturday December 7th, in West Muskerry AC's grounds at Ummera, Macroom. Hopefully it will be just as successful  as this one was.

Thank you to all those who came on Saturday and the very best of luck to you all in Dublin on November 24th and December 14th.

Updated Cork Juvenile Teams for National Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-Country Championships 2019

Updated Cork Team Selections for Irish Life Health National Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-Country Championships 2019

Cow Park, Dunboyne, Co.Meath

Sunday December 15th 2019

 

Athletics Ireland Juvenile Cross Country

 

 

The following are the UPDATED Cork team selections for the Athletics Ireland National Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-Country Championships, to be held in Cow Park, Dunboyne, Co.Meath on Sunday December 15th

Can any athlete selected but who is UNABLE to travel, please contact John Copithorne, 0861713500, by phone or by text, as soon as possible, but No Later than 12 Noon on Friday next, November 29th.


Please note that Cork Athletics Competition Secretary, Mary Meagher, is not available, so confirmation must be made only with John Copithorne, 0861713500, by phone or by text


Updated Listings of Athletes to Represent Cork

The following athletes have been selected to represent Cork at next month's National Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-Country Championships, in Cow Park, Dunboyne, Co.Meath on Sunday December 15th.

 

Cork Teams

Girls Under-11        Boys Under-11 
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Emma Flynn North Cork AC   Cian Ryan Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC
Elle - Kate Mcrae Midleton AC   Conor Looney Blarney/Inniscara AC
Freya Bateman Belgooly AC   Michael Leamy Grange/Fermoy AC
Alicia Moono Midleton AC   Tomas Kiely North Cork AC
Aimee Kearney St. Catherines AC   Conor Ronayne St. Catherines AC
Shona Synnott Riverstick/Kinsale AC   Liam O Driscoll Riverstick/Kinsale AC
Isobel Goggin Belgooly AC   Fionn Hayes Grange/Fermoy AC
Caoimhe O'Regan Bandon AC   Micheal Walsh Grange/Fermoy AC
Kate O'Donovan Leevale AC   Jack McCarthy Belgooly AC
Noelle Mulcahy Leevale AC   Max Smiddy Midleton AC
         
Girls Under-13    Boys Under-13 
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Caoimhe Flannery Skibbereen AC   Odhrán O'Sullivan Midleton AC
Gemma O'Mahony Doheny AC   Jack Mcgrath Midleton AC
Eabha Ni Chonaola West Muskerry AC   Daniel Dollard Bandon AC
Katie O'Neill Youghal AC   Darragh O'Connor Belgooly AC
Simone Looney Leevale AC   Sean O'Callaghan North Cork AC
Ruby Cummins Bandon AC   Shane Byrne Togher AC
Autumn Devereux Youghal AC   Adam Sexton Bandon AC
Ciara Delany Skibbereen AC   Cillian O'Flynn Bandon AC
Ella Dinan Leevale AC   Charlie Nicholson St. Catherines AC
Bebhinn Horstmanhoff Durrus AC   Mathew Herbert Midleton AC
         
Girls Under-15    Boys Under-15 
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Nicole Dinan Leevale AC   Sean Lawton Durrus AC
Claire Crowley Leevale AC   William Verling St. Nicholas AC
Ava Fitzgerald Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC   Fionn Harrington Durrus AC
Avril Millerick Youghal AC   Robert Troy Liscarroll AC
Rebecca Kelleher Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC   Eoin Quirke Midleton AC
Marie Hynes Mclaughlin Leevale AC   Matthew Lee Leevale AC
Hannah Arrigan Leevale AC   Eoghan O'Connor Belgooly AC
Katie O Keeffe Leevale AC   Roman Borkowski-Hogan North Cork AC
Emily Brenner Youghal AC   Conor Hayes St. Catherines AC
Alex Cashman Youghal AC   Sam Kiely Riverstick/Kinsale AC
         
Girls Under-17    Boys Under-17 
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Emma Landers Youghal AC   Adam Kiely Leevale AC
Holly Carroll Blarney/Inniscara AC   John Spelman Midleton AC
Avril Cashman Youghal AC   Ruairi Harrington Bandon AC
Aoibheann Lawton Durrus AC   Luke Hever North Cork AC
Meghan Carr St. Catherines AC   Stephen O'Shea Leevale AC
Aniela Borkowski-Hogan North Cork AC   Fearghal Desmond Leevale AC
Sarah Morrison St. Nicholas AC   Ciaran Mcnamee Youghal AC
Patrice Holmes Leevale AC   Darren Moynihan West Muskerry AC
Brigin Kelleher West Muskerry AC   Daniel Buckley Leevale AC
Erin Joyce Youghal AC   Mark O'Connor Leevale AC
         
Girls Under-19    Boys Under-19 
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Lucy O'Keeffe Youghal AC   Frank O'Brien Midleton AC
Natalie Nicholson St. Catherines AC   Tommy Connolly Leevale AC
Jennifer Cotter West Muskerry AC   Jake Mccarthy Youghal AC
Hanna D'Aughton Leevale AC   Jack O'Shea Midleton AC
Nessa Wheeler Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC   Charlie Gaffney Leevale AC
Alannah O Flaherty Leevale AC   Connor O'Neill Youghal AC
Sara Barry St. Catherines AC   Gavin Kenny Bandon AC
Caoimhe O'Leary West Muskerry AC   Fionn Harrington Bandon AC
Jennifer Kearney Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC      
Sarahlouise Bourke Millstreet AC      

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday December 1st 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday December 1st 2019

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Saturday November 30th, 9am, Clonakilty - Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k

Sunday December 1st, 11:30am, Turnpike, Two Mile Borris, Co. Tipperary - Munster Athletics Intermediate and Juvenile 'B' Cross-Country Championships

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun December 1st - Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k, Munster Intermediate and Juvenile 'B' Cross-Country Championships

 

Online Registrations


Races over the coming months, with Online Entries

 

 

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 November 30th, 9am, Clonakilty - Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k


Irish Heart Foundation CPR Courses

Saturday November 30th, Glanmire, 10am, 12 noon & 2pm - Youth Club GAA Pavillion

Saturday November 30th, Macroom, 12 noon, 1:30pm & 3pm - St Josephs Primary School
NB - You MUST book your place, via the link above



Munster

Sunday December 1st, 11:30am, Turnpike, Two Mile Borris, Co. Tipperary - Munster Athletics Intermediate and Juvenile 'B' Cross-Country Championships

 

 

International

Saturday November 30th, Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland  - SIAB Schools Combined Events International

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 Togher 5k, Sunday December 29th

 

Kinsale 10 Mile, Sunday February 23rd 2020


Crosshaven 5k & 10k, Sunday March 8th 2020

 

Duhallow 10 Mile, Sunday March 8th 2020

 

Sonia O'Sullivan Cobh 10, Sunday April 5th 2020

 

Doneraile 10k, Saturday June 6th 2020

 

 

Collection of Cork and Munster Singlets for National Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships 2019

Singlet Collection for National Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

Abbotstown, Dublin

Sunday November 24th 2019

 

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Cork and Munster singlets for next Sunday's (November 24th) National Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships at the National Sports Campus, in Abbotstown, Dublin, can be collected from John Copithorne, on Thursday next, November 21st, between 6pm and 6:40pm, and between 8:10pm and 8:30pm.

 

John will be outside the Indoor Training Facility, under the Stand. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0861713500

Athletics Ireland National Senior Junior & Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

 

 

Cork Athletes Medal at British and Irish Masters XC 2019

British and Irish Masters Cross-Country International

Aintree, UK

Saturday, November 16th 2019

 
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Eamonn McEvoy, St Finbarr's AC, (second left) flanked by his Irish M65 colleagues

 

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Mallow AC duo, Breda Gaffney and Paul Moloney

 

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Ken Higgs (M70) and Alan O'Brien (M40), both Eagle AC...as they like to show!


According to Athletics Weekly "Famous Aintree racecourse sees English veteran cross-country runners get the best of their rivals at the British and Irish Masters International on Saturday

With home and population advantage, as expected England dominated at Aintree taking 12 of the 17 team titles at the annual British and Irish Masters International cross-country event, although the other nations had their moments as England struggled in a few younger age groups.

England won 10 of the 18 individual titles on offer and some of the best ever and current top masters such as Nigel Gates, Tim Hartley, Andrew Leach, Clare Elms and Angela Copson were among their winners"

 

Full Results - (PDF File)

 

 Summary (based on info available to date)

 
With England dominating across the boards, there were few Irish wins, however the Irish M40 team, which included two Cork athletes on the podium; Paul Moloney (Mallow AC - Silver) and Alan O'Brien (Eagle AC - Bronze), took Gold with 16 points, well ahead of England, on 27.

On the Women's side, Annette Kealy (F50) was Ireland's sole individual winner on the day. Mallow AC's Breda Gaffney (F45), in 6th place, scored on the Irish team winning Silver.

 

Awards - PDF File

 

Extracted Team Results (Absolute race position in brackets)

  • M35 team Silver for Conor McCauley (11th), Leevale AC.
  • F35 Team Silver for Michelle Kenny (10th), Leevale AC.
  • M40 Team Gold for Paul Moloney (4th), Mallow AC, Alan O'Brien (4th), Eagle AC and Tim Twomey, Leevale AC
  • F45 Team Silver for Breda Gaffney (26th), Mallow AC
  • M65 Team Bronze for Eamonn McEvoy, St Finbarr's AC
  • M70 Team Bronze for Ken Higgs (45th), Eagle AC

 

Men

M35: 1 Mark McKinstry (NIR) 24:51; 2 Stuart Gibson (SCO) 25:24; 3 Richard Mair (SCO) 25:26. TEAM: 1 SCO 22; 2 IRL 29; 3 NIR 45

M40:  1 Matt Barnes (ENG) 25:21; 2 Paul Moloney (IRL) 25:25; 3 Alan O’Brien (IRL) 25:27. TEAM: 1 IRL 16; 2 ENG 27; 3 SCO 46

M45:  1 Terry Scott (ENG) 25:37; 2 Scott Brember (SCO) 25:54; 3 Andrew Grant (ENG) 26:02. TEAM: 1 ENG 14; 2 IRL 25; 3 SCO 44

M50: 1 Tim Hartley (ENG) 26:06; 2 Eamon White (NIR) 26:26; 3 Steve Cairns (NIR) 27:08. TEAM: 1 NIR 20; 2 ENG 27; 3 SCO 57

M55: 1 Andrew Leach (ENG) 26:58; 2 Tommy Hughes (IRL) 27:26; 3 Ben Reynolds (ENG) 27:36. TEAM: 1 ENG 9; 2 IRL 13; 3 SCO 32

M60:  1 Alastair Walker (SCO) 28:18; 2 Robert Atkinson (ENG) 28:19; 3 David Clarke (NIR) 28:33. TEAM: 1 ENG 14; 2 SCO 22; 3 Wales 23

M65:  1 Nigel Gates (ENG) 22:28; 2 David Butler (ENG) 22:42; 3 Paul Elliot (IRL) 23:02. TEAM: 1 ENG 9; 2 SCO 17; 3 IRL 19

M70: 1 Terry Eakin (NIR) 25:05; 2 Alex Sutherland (SCO) 25:17; 3 Mick Casey (ENG) 25:26. TEAM: 1 ENG 12; 2 SCO 17; 3 IRL 33

M75: 1 Peter Giles (ENG) 25:22; 2 Bobby Young (SCO) 27:19; 3 Emyr Davies (WAL) 27:31. TEAM: 1 ENG 10; 2 SCO 21; 3 WAL 25



Women

W35: 1 Michelle Sandison (SCO) 21:35; 2 Fiona Kehoe (IRL) 21:33; 3 Claire McGuigan (IRL) 21:37. TEAM: 1 IRL 9; 2 SCO 12; 3 NIR 29; 4 WAL 40; 5 ENG 46

W40: 1 Kirsty Longley (ENG) 21:00; 2 Teresa Doherty (IRL) 21:11; 3 Elizabeth Renondeau (ENG) 21:58. TEAM: 1 ENG 8; 2 IRL 16; 3 SCO 33

W45: 1 Claire Martin (ENG) 22:02; 2 Emma Stepto (ENG) 22:27; 3 Jennifer MacLean (SCO) 22:44. TEAM: 1 ENG 8; 2 IRL 18; 3 SCO 26

W50:  1 Annette Kealy (IRL) 22:49; 2 Susan McDonald (ENG) 23:09; 3 Wendy Chapman (ENG) 23:13. TEAM: 1 ENG 11; 2 IRL 18; 3 SCO 25

W55: 1 Clare Elms (ENG) 22:31; 2 Kay Byrne (IRL) 22:53; 3 Niamh O’Sullivan (IRL) 23:21. TEAM: 1 ENG 10; 2 IRL 16; 3 SCO 23

W60: 1 Sue Cordingley (ENG) 24:42; 2 Pauline Moran (IRL) 25:09; 3 Jane Davies (ENG) 25:53. TEAM: 1 ENG 8; 2 IRL 16; 3 SCO 24

W65: 1 Ann White (SCO) 27:18; 2 Jane Waterhouse (SCO) 27:35; 3 Dot Kesterton (ENG) 27:39. TEAM: 1 SCO 7; 2 ENG 21; 3 IRL 22

W70: 1 Angela Copson (ENG) 27:24; 2 Penny Forse (ENG) 27:59; 3 Margaret Glavey (IRL) 28:02. TEAM: 1 ENG 7; 2 Ireland 18; 3 Wales 21

W75: 1 Brigid Quinn (NIR) 33:50; 2 Elaine Statham (ENG) 34:10; 3 Lesley Bowcott (ENG) 34:20 (no team competition)

 

 

 

Stephanie Cotter Continues in Winning Way - NCAA Div II Regional 2019

Another Fine Win for Stephanie Cotter in NCAA Div II Regional Cross-Country

Canyon, Texas

Saturday November 9th 2019

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 Stephanie Cotter leads the pack in the early stages

 

In her second cross-country race of the season, and following on from her RMAC Cross-Country Championship win, Stephanie Cotter, Adams State university and West Muskerry AC, won the Regional Championships, in Canyon, Texas, in equally fine form. Running 20:53.50 for the 6k course, Stephanie had a margin of over 8 seconds over fellow ASU athlete Eilish Flanagan, in 21:01.75, and led Adams State University to team honours.

 

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 Not your average Irish Cross-Country setting! Stephanie leads team-mate Eilish Flanagan

 

Stephanie Cotter Interview


Adams State Report

CANYON, Texas – The Adams State University Men's and Women's Cross Country teams traveled out to Canyon, Texas this weekend with high hopes of what was to come at the Regional Meet. They now come back to Alamosa with some hardware to show off, as well as a feared reputation nationally. The Women's team in its second straight dominant performance head back to Alamosa the undisputed Southwest Regional Champions. This was due in part to huge performances from their studs across the board, as the Grizzlies had five finishers in the top 10 of the race, including the winner, Stephanie Cotter.

Cotter, who finished with a time of 20:53.50, took home the Regional Campion crown in the Women's 6k. Stephanie was followed by a melee of Grizzlies, as her teammate Eilish Flanagan came in right behind her, in second place, in a time of 21:01.75. This is the second straight race that Cotter and Flanagan have gone one and two, and both are among the top runners in nation.

Following Cotter, in first, and Flanagan, in second, were Haleigh Hunter-Galvan, in fourth, with a time of 21:33.67, Tiffany Christensen in seventh, with a time of 21:43.40, and Kaylee Bogina, in tenth with a time of 21:52.46, to round out the top five Grizzlies. Notable performances for the Women also included Piper Meuwissen in 32nd with a time of 23:04.15, and Brianna Robles in 41st with a 23:22.22. Unless anything changes, these top-seven finishers should be the team that the Grizzlies take to Nationals, as they came home with the NCAA Southwest Regional Crown Saturday. They compete next at the NCAA Division II National Championships in Sacramento, California two weeks from Saturday.

For the Grizzlies, Sacramento awaits as they load up to make another run at National Titles. For the women, it has been smooth sailing all year long, and they really have not been tested by another team all season. They have stayed atop the polls as the number one team in Division II since the first week of the season, and they look to close out their dominant season with another National Crown.
Stephanie Cotter of Adams State (Colo.) placed first individually with a time of 23:53.5.

Adams State finished first, with a team score of 24. Colorado School of Mines came in second, with a team score of 51, and Western Colorado placed third, with a team score of 69. The top three teams advance to the NCAA Division II Championship, in Sacramento, California, in two weeks time.

 

NCAA Report

The women’s cross country team from Adams State is keeping the pedal to the floor. After sweeping the top five spots in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference race two weeks ago, they placed five runners in the top 10 in the South Central Regional in Range Canyon, Texas to easily qualify for the NCAA Division 2 championship race next Saturday in Sacramento. Leading the way once again for the Grizzlies was Stephanie Cotter. The sophomore out of Cork broke the tape in 20:53.5 for 6,000 meters. Next in, at 21:01.8, was teammate Eilish Flanagan, a senior from Gortin, Co. Tyrone, and running with Carmen Runners AC.

 

Results

 

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Outstanding Cross-Country Entry Fees - Autumn 2019

Notice Regarding Outstanding County Cross Country Entry Fees

November 26th 2019

 

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Several clubs still have entry fees outstanding from this years Cork Athletics Cross-Country County Championships, particularly from the last two days of Competition. A number of clubs have, to date, made no payment

 

Can all clubs please check their Cross-Country entry forms and, from these, make out their bills, and then send their outstanding remittances to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at 10 Nutley Avenue, Mahon, Cork T12  F1WE. Collette will be handling this matter for the remainder of the season.

Several Clubs have paid their entry fees for the initial Cross-Country days of the season, but have not paid for the later days.

In particular the County Board is calling on the following clubs to return all their outstanding fees, as they have not, to date, paid for any of their entry fees:


Club
Carraig na bhFear AC
Cork Track Club AC
Courcey's AC
Eagle AC
Galtee Runners AC
Leevale AC
Skibbereen AC
St Finbarrs AC
Togher AC

Stephanie Cotter - NCAA Div II Woman Athlete of the Year 2019

Stephanie Cotter Named NCAA Div II National Cross-Country Athlete of the Year 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Tuesday November 26th 2019

 

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Following on from her record breaking winning run in the NCAA Division II Cross-Country Championships, in Sacramento, California, last Saturday, Stephanie Cotter, Adams State University and West Muskerry AC, has, today, been nominated as the NCAA Division II Women's Cross-Country National Athlete of the Year. 

Stephanie has had a fabulous season, turning out in three NCAA cross-country events, and won all three, and led Adams State Women's team - 'The Grizzlies' - to Div II team Gold. Among the Grizzlies team, finishing in second and third places last Saturday, were sisters Roisin and Eilish Flanagan, from Co. Tyrone club, Carmen Runners AC. To crown a great weekend for the trio, they were also named on the Irish Junior Women's team for the European Cross Country Championships, in Lisbon, on December 8th next.

 

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NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday Nov 26th– National Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2019 NCAA Division II Cross Country season were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) following the conclusion of the National Championship meet.

 

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The awards were voted on by member coaches based on results from both the postseason and during the regular season.

Women’s National Athlete of the Year

Stephanie Cotter, Adams State

Cotter, a sophomore from Cork, Ireland, only raced three times this season, but made each of them count, none more so than at the NCAA DII Cross Country Championships this past weekend.

It was in Sacramento, California, where Cotter covered the 6K track in 19:15.5, and became the first woman in NCAA DII history to break the 20-minute barrier at the National meet. Cotter also won individual titles at the South Central Region Championships, as well as at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships.

 

 

National Marathon Entry 2020 Entry Update

AAI to Meet Dublin Marathon about National Marathon Championship 2020 Entries

 

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On Monday last, a briefing, by Athletics Ireland, for Munster clubs and Country Boards, was held in Charleville. The meeting was organised by Munster Athletics, and was addressed by Georgina Drumm, President, Athletics Ireland, and Hamish Adams, CEO Athletics Ireland.


Cork Athletics Webmaster raised, both privately and formally, the matter of entries for the 2020 Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship and also asked why such stringent GFA (Good For Age) entry standards were accepted by Athletics Ireland. 

Cork Athletics Webmaster suggested that, if 78% of AAI members competing in 2019 were to be excluded (based on entering during the official Athletics Ireland window, beginning April 1st), that the National Marathon Championship be taken out of Dublin and given to another AIMS Registered Irish Marathon, run on roads closed to traffic.

In response, Hamish Adams said "I'd would be disappointed if they (Dublin Marathon) didn't ringfence those 4,000 Athletics Ireland entries"

During the discussion, both he and Georgina Drumm said that they felt that the Dublin Marathon organisers were surprised at the level of response they got during the entry window. They also felt that the Marathon organisers were involved in an exercise, to show both sponsors/potential sponsors how much standing the event has, with, say, 50,000 people trying to get in, and, perhaps more importantly, to show Dublin City Council, the Gardai, along with other stakeholders, how much demand there is for the event.  Their approval is critical to any possible increase in the number of entries allowed.


Hamish Adams told the meeting that Athletics Ireland had NOT been consulted on the entry restrictions, or Good For Age criteria for Athletics Ireland members. He said that Athletics Ireland were to meet with Dublin Marathon organisers this week.


Hamish Adams was given a copy of Cork Athletics Webmaster's tables (below) outlining some statistical analysis. He said that Athletics Ireland had not examined this year's AAI finishers to the extent represented in the tables.


Related Articles


Entries for KBC Dublin Marathon 2020 Open

 

National Marathon Entry Controversy 2019

 

 

National Marathon Championship 2020

There is a separate entry system for the 2020 AAI National Marathon Championship, based on Good For Age. The AAI National Marathon Championship will open on April 1st, and the significance of the date has not been lost by many!

Dublin Marathon 2020 Good For Age Standards for Athletics Ireland members

MenMen's StandardWomen's Standard
MJ sub 3:00 sub 3:45
Age 18-34 sub 3:00 sub 3:45
Age 35-39 sub 3:02:30 sub 3:47:30
Age 40-44 sub 3:05 sub 3:50
Age 45-49 sub 3:10 sub 3:53
Age 50-54 sub 3:15 sub 4:00
Age 55-59 sub 3:20 sub 4:05
Age 60-64 sub 3:45 sub 4:30
Age 65-69 sub 4:00 sub 5:00
Age 70-74 sub 5:00 sub 6:00
Age 75-79 sub 5:15 sub 6:20
Age 80+ sub 5:30 sub 6:40

 

Dublin 2019 Qualifers for 2020 Dublin Marathon

The following table indicates the numbers of Athletics Ireland members finishing in each category (based on GUN time), the number of AAI members (based on results listing) who would qualify, and the respetive percentages.

 Men   Women  
2019 GFA % 2019 GFA %
Senior 183 54 29.51%   106 38 35.85%
35 320 100 31.25%   229 62 27.07%
40 532 102 19.17%   432 115 26.62%
45 481 88 18.30%   373 72 19.30%
50 292 48 16.44%   208 42 20.19%
55 142 10 7.04%   61 14 22.95%
60 57 20 35.09%   32 10 31.25%
65 24 10 41.67%   9 5 55.56%
70 13 8 61.54%   2 1 50.00%
75 4 3 75.00%   2 0 0.00%
               
Total 2048 443 21.63%   1454 359 24.69%
               
               
Teams 2019 GFA %   2019 GFA %
Senior 113 17 15.04%   73 12 16.44%
35 165 39 23.64%   136 31 22.79%
50 60 17 28.33%   32 8 25.00%
               
Total 338 73 21.60%   241 51 21.16%

 

 

In summary, There were 3,502 Athletics Ireland finishers in 2019, but only 802 (22.9%) would qualify under AAI Good For Age criteria. For the record, there were a total of 3,849 entrants in the AAI National Marathon Championships, so 347 either failed to start, or were unable to finish.

 

 

Comparison of Good For Age Standards - Dublin 2020 Vs Marathon Majors

 Dublin Boston Chicago New YorkLondon Berlin 
Cat Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women
MJ 03:00 03:45                    
16 to 29         03:05 3:35            
18 to 34 03:00 03:45 03:00 3:30     02:53 3:13        
18 to 39                 03:00 3:45    
18 to 44                     02:45 3:00
30 to 39         03:10 3:40            
35 to 39 03:02:30 03:47:30 03:05 3:35     02:55 3:15        
40 to 44 03:05 03:50 03:10 3:40     02:58 3:15 03:05 3:50    
40 to 49         03:20 3:50            
45 to 49 03:10 03:53 03:20 3:50     03:05 3:38 03:10 3:53    
45 to 59                     02:55 3:20
50 to 54 03:15 04:00 03:25 3:55     03:14 3:51 03:15 4:00    
50 to 59         03:35 4:20            
55 to 59 03:20 04:05 03:35 4:05     03:23 4:10 03:20 4:05    
60 to 64 03:45 04:30 03:50 4:20     03:34 4:27 03:45 4:30    
60 to 69         04:00 5:00            
60 and up                      03:25 4:10
65 to 69 04:00 05:00 04:05 4:35     03:45 4:50 04:00 5:00    
70 to 74 05:00 06:00 04:20 4:50     04:10 5:30 05:00 6:00    
70 to 79         04:30 5:55            
75 to 79 05:15 06:20 04:35 5:05     04:30 6:00 05:15 6:20    
80-plus 05:30 06:40 04:50 5:20 05:25 6:10 04:55 6:35 05:30 6:40    

 The table above compares the Good For Age standards acroos te Marathon Majors, compared to Dublin 2020. Dublin's proposed standards rank equal, and in many cases, higher than these majors. 

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday November 24th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday November 24th 2019

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Sunday November 24th, 11:30am, Glenville - The Great Glenville Run SOLD OUT

Sunday November 24th, 11:30am, Skibbereen - Skibbereen 5M & 10M Sunday November 24th, 11:30am, Abbotstown, Dublin - Athletics Ireland National Senior Junior & Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun November 24th - The Great Glenville Run (SOLD OUT), Skibbereen 5M & 10M and Athletics Ireland National Senior Junior & Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

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Cork Events This Week

 

Sunday November 24th, 11:30am, Glenville - The Great Glenville Run SOLD OUT

 

Sunday November 24th, 11:30am, Skibbereen - Skibbereen 5M & 10M

 

 

National

Sunday November 24th, 11:30am, Abbotstown, Dublin - Athletics Ireland National Senior Junior & Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

 

 

 

Online Registrations

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

 

Skibbereen 10 Mile, Sunday November 24th

Skibbereen 5 Mile, Sunday November 24th

Great Glenville Run, Sunday November 24th
(SOLD OUT)

 

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

 Togher 5k, Sunday December 29th

 

Kinsale 10 Mile, Sunday February 23rd 2020


Crosshaven 5k & 10k, Sunday March 8th 2020

 

Duhallow 10 Mile, Sunday March 8th 2020

 

Sonia O'Sullivan Cobh 10, Sunday April 5th 2020

 

Doneraile 10k, Saturday June 6th 2020

 

 

Cork Juvenile Teams for National Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-Country Championships 2019

Cork Team Selections for Irish Life Health National Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-Country Championships 2019

Cow Park, Dunboyne, Co.Meath

Sunday December 15th 2019

 

Athletics Ireland Juvenile Cross Country

 

 

The following are the Cork team selections for the Athletics Ireland National Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-Country Championships, to be held in Cow Park, Dunboyne, Co.Meath on Sunday December 15th

Can all athletes selected please confirm their availability, as soon as possible, with John Copithorne, 0861713500, by phone or by text, asap.

Athletes who have NOT confirmed their place by 6pm Monday November 18th, may be replaced by the next athlete in line.

Please note that Cork Athletics Competition Secretary, Mary Meagher, is not available, so confirmation must be made only with John Copithorne, 0861713500, by phone or by text


Ninety Seven Athletes to Represent Cork

Ninety seven athletes, from 20 clubs, have been selected to represent Cork at next month's National Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-Country Championships, in Cow Park, Dunboyne, Co.Meath on Sunday December 15th.  Leevale AC have the highest representation, with twenty athletes named on the squads, while Midleton AC and Youghal AC are next, with ten representatives each.

 

ClubAthletes
Leevale AC 20
Midleton AC 10
Youghal AC 10
Bandon AC 8
North Cork AC 6
St. Catherines AC 6
West Muskerry AC 6
Belgooly AC 5
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 5
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 3
Durrus AC 3
Grange/Fermoy AC 3
Skibbereen AC 2
Doheny AC 2
Blarney/Inniscara AC 2
St. Nicholas AC 2
Millstreet AC 1
Togher AC 1
St. Catherines AC 1
Liscarroll AC 1

 

Cork Teams

 

Girls Under-11  Boys Under-11 
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Emma Flynn North Cork AC   Cian Ryan Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC
Elle - Kate McRae Midleton AC   Conor Looney Blarney/Inniscara AC
Freya Bateman Belgooly AC   Michael Leamy Grange/Fermoy AC
Alicia Moono Midleton AC   Tomas Kiely North Cork AC
Aimee Kearney St. Catherines AC   Conor Ronayne St. Catherines AC
Shona Synnott Riverstick/Kinsale AC   Liam O'Driscoll Riverstick/Kinsale AC
Isobel Goggin Belgooly AC   Fionn Hayes Grange/Fermoy AC
Caoimhe O'Regan Bandon AC   Micheal Walsh Grange/Fermoy AC
Kate O'Donovan Leevale AC   Jack McCarthy Belgooly AC
Noelle Mulcahy Leevale AC   Max Smiddy Midleton AC
         
Girls Under-13  Boys Under-13 
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Caoimhe Flannery Skibbereen AC   Odhrán O'Sullivan Midleton AC
Gemma O'Mahony Doheny AC   Jack Mcgrath Midleton AC
Eabha Ni Chonaola West Muskerry AC   Daniel Dollard Bandon AC
Katie O'Neill Youghal AC   Darragh O'Connor Belgooly AC
Heather McCarthy Doheny AC   Sean O'Callaghan North Cork AC
Simone Looney Leevale AC   Shane Byrne Togher AC
Ruby Cummins Bandon AC   Adam Sexton Bandon AC
Autumn Devereux Youghal AC   Cillian O'Flynn Bandon AC
Ciara Delany Skibbereen AC   Charlie Nicholson St. Catherines AC
Ella Dinan Leevale AC   Mathew Herbert Midleton AC
         
Girls Under-15  Boys Under-15 
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Nicole Dinan Leevale AC   Sean Lawton Durrus AC
Claire Crowley Leevale AC   William Verling St. Nicholas AC
Ava Fitzgerald Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC   Fionn Harrington Durrus AC
Avril Millerick Youghal AC   Robert Troy Liscarroll AC
Rebecca Kelleher Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC   Eoin Quirke Midleton AC
Marie Hynes McLaughlin Leevale AC   Matthew Lee Leevale AC
Hannah Arrigan Leevale AC   Eoghan O'Connor Belgooly AC
Katie O'Keeffe Leevale AC   Roman Borkowski-Hogan North Cork AC
Emily Brenner Youghal AC   Conor Hayes St. Catherines AC
Amy McCarthy Bandon AC   Sam Kiely Riverstick/Kinsale AC
         
Girls Under-17  Boys Under-17 
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Emma Landers Youghal AC   Adam Kiely Leevale AC
Holly Carroll Blarney/Inniscara AC   John Spelman Midleton AC
Avril Cashman Youghal AC   Ruairi Harrington Bandon AC
Aoibheann Lawton Durrus AC   Luke Hever North Cork AC
Jane Buckley Bandon AC   Stephen O'Shea Leevale AC
Meghan Carr St. Catherines AC   Fearghal Desmond Leevale AC
Aniela Borkowski-Hogan North Cork AC   Ciaran McNamee Youghal AC
Sarah Morrison St. Nicholas AC   Darren Moynihan West Muskerry AC
Patrice Holmes Leevale AC   Daniel Buckley Leevale AC
Brigin Kelleher West Muskerry AC   Mark O'Connor Leevale AC
         
Girls Under-19  Boys Under-19 
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Lucy O'Keeffe Youghal AC   Frank O'Brien Midleton AC
Natalie Nicholson St. Catherines AC    Tommy Connolly Leevale AC
Jennifer Cotter West Muskerry AC   Jake MCcarthy Youghal AC
Hanna D'Aughton Leevale AC   Jack O'Shea Midleton AC
Nessa Wheeler Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC   Charlie Gaffney Leevale AC
Alannah O'Flaherty Leevale AC   Connor O'Neill Youghal AC
Sara Barry St. Catherines AC   Tadhg Manning West Muskerry AC
Caoimhe O'Leary West Muskerry AC      
Jennifer Kearney Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC      
Sarah Louise Bourke Millstreet AC      

Cork Athletics Newsletter

Cork Athletics Newsletter

 

 

 

Cork Athletics are happy to present the first Cork Athletics Newsletter. This first installment covers the September/October period and includes a general 'round up' of all the news from the Cork Athletics scene. We hope that you enjoy this first edition and will continue to follow upcoming newsletters. However, as always, we need your help. If anybody would like to contribute any news, articles or has any other ideas on how to add to this newsletter, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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