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Juvenile Squad and Senior Cross-Country Training Session November 15th 2019

Cross-Country Squad Training Session

Riverstick Grounds

11am, Saturday November 16th 2019

 

riverstick grounds overview

 

A training session will be held in the Cork Athletics grounds, at Slieveroe, Riverstick, at 11am on Saturday next, November 16th.

This session is open to Juvenile athletes named on the teams for next week's National Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships, at the National Sports Complex, in Abbotstown, Dublin, on Sunday November 24th. The Juvenile teams are listed further down the page.

 

The session is also open to all Senior athletes, whether running in Abbotstown or not

 

This is a FREE session - there is no charge for attending


Volunteers

Volunteers to help on the day would be greatly appreciated - Just turn up!

 

This is a great chance for the athletes to get to know the other athletes on the respective Cork teams. Support from club coaches would be greatly appreciated. The more athletes, coaches and volunteers that attend the session, the more successful it will be for all involved. It also means that more selective coaching can be achieved.

Cork and Munster singlets will also be handed out on Saturday.


Location, Directions & Maps

Cork Juvenile Teams for National Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

Girls Under-12     Boys Under-12  
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Gemma O'Mahony Doheny AC   Cian Ryan Carraig Na Bhfear AC
Eabha Ni Chonaola West Muskerry AC   Ollie Buckley Riverstick / Kinsale AC
Caoilainn Ryan North Cork AC   Liam O'Driscoll Riverstick / Kinsale AC
Faye O'Riordan Carraig Na Bhfear AC   Coner Looney Blarney-Inniscarra AC
Alicia Moomo Midleton AC   Darragh O'Connor Belgooly AC
Autumn Devereux Youghal AC   Cillian O'Flynn Bandon AC
Heather McCarthy Doheny AC   Tomas Kiely North Cork AC
Ella Dinan Leevale AC   Fionn Hayes Grange / Fermoy AC
Rachel O'Flynn Grange / Fermoy AC   Sean O'Callaghan North Cork AC
Charlotte Norman St Catherines AC   Iain Buckley North Cork AC
         
Girls Under-14     Boys Under-14  
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Nicole Dinan Leevale AC   John Murphy Liscarroll AC
Claire Crowley Leevale AC   Eoghan O'Connor Belgooly AC
Ava Fitzgerald Carraig Na Bhfear AC   Roman Borkowski-Hogan North Cork AC
Amy McCarthy Bandon AC   Oisin McCarthy Bandon AC
Emily Brenner Youghal AC   Conor Hayes St Catherines AC
Caoimhe Flannery Skibbereen AC   Gavin Sweetnam Skibbereen AC
Hannah Arrigan Leevale AC   Jamie Hourihan West Muskerry AC
Sorcha Kilgannon Youghal AC   Aidan Maher Carraig Na Bhfear AC
Aine Sheridan Carraig Na Bhfear AC   Timmy Colbert Carraig Na Bhfear AC
Lucia Duarte West Muskerry AC   Denis Murphy Leevale AC
         
Girls Under-16     Boys Under-16  
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Emma Landers Youghal AC   Sean Lawton Durrus AC
Avril Millerick Youghal AC   Fionn Harrington Durrus AC
Rebecca Kelleher Carraig Na Bhfear AC   Matthew Lee Leevale AC
Marie Hynes-McLaughlin Leevale AC   Oisin Whyte Leevale AC
Avril Cashman Youghal AC   Cian Twomey Togher AC
Alex Cashman Youghal AC   Fearghal Desmond Leevale AC
Ellen Meehan North Cork AC   Daniel Buckley Leevale AC
Lydia Walshe Leevale AC   Darren Moynihan West Muskerry AC
Nicole Buckley Riverstick / Kinsale AC   SamKiely Riverstick / Kinsale AC
Aniela Borkowski-Hogan North Cork AC   Timmy Hawkins Carraig Na Bhfear AC
         
Girls Under-18     Boys Under-18  
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Lucy O'Keeffe Youghal AC   Gavin Kenny Bandon AC
Sarah Morrison St Nicholas AC   Sean O'Connell Togher AC
Holly Carroll Blarney-Inniscarra AC   Fionn Harrington Bandon AC
Aoibheann Lawton Durrus AC   John Spelman Midleton AC
Meghan Carr St Catherines AC   Luke Hever North Cork AC
Patrice Holmes Leevale AC   Ruairi Harrington Bandon AC
Caoimhe Carey Midleton AC   Daire Osullivan Carraig Na Bhfear AC
Alanna Drennan Midleton AC   Conor O'Neill Youghal AC
Jennifer Kearney Carraig Na Bhfear AC   Ruairi Falvey Bandon AC
Sinead Kearney Carraig Na Bhfear AC   Sean Murphy Leevale AC

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday November 17th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday November 17th 2019

  coaching image  cloyne round tower crofton croker Munster Masters Cross Country Championships 2014

Saturday November 16th, 1pm, CIT Track - Cork Youth Development Initiative - CYDI Day 6

Saturday November 16th, 2:30pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series - Day 6 Sunday November 17th, 9:30am, Cloyne - Cloyne Commons 4k Road Race Series - Race 1 2019/20

Sunday November 17th, 11:30am, Beaufort, Co. Kerry - Munster Masters & Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Championships

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun November 17th - British & Irish Masters XC Chps, IUAA Road Relays, Cork Youth Development Initiative - CYDI & Winter Coaching Series Day 6, Cloyne Commons 4k Series - Race 1, Munster Masters & Juvenile Inter-Club XC Chps

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 16th, 1pm, CIT Track - Cork Youth Development Initiative - CYDI Day 6

 

Saturday November 16th, 2:30pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series - Day 6

 

Sunday November 17th, 9:30am, Cloyne - Cloyne Commons 4k Road Race Series - Race 1 2019/20

 

Munster

Sunday November 17th, 11:30am, Beaufort, Co. Kerry - Munster Masters & Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Championships

 

 

National

Saturday November 16th, 12:45pm, Maynooth, Co. Kildare - IUAA Road Relays

 

International

Saturday November 16th, Aintree, UK - British & Irish Masters 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)

Kinsale 10 Mile, Sunday February 23rd 2020

 

Duhallow 10 Mile, Sunday March 8th 2020

 

 

 

Death of Dermot McCarthy - Tracton AC

Dermot McCarthy R.I.P. - Condolences

The Officers and Officials of Cork Athletics County Board extend their condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of our esteemed colleague Dermot McCarthy. 

(From Tracton AC) We regret to inform you that Mr. Dermot McCarthy, Nohoval, has gone to his rest. Dermot devoted years of his life to the juvenile athletes of Tracton, as some of us will remember with fond memories. In 2017 he received the Hall of Fame award from Tracton AC. His wife Carrie received the award on his behalf as he was not in a position to attend. His daughters Kate & Shelley were also present. 

Anyone who grew up in Tracton parish, and did athletics during the 80’s & 90’s were very familiar with Dermot McCarthy. Dermot was the main Track, Field and Cross Country coach for Tracton AC during this time. He was also the PRO for Tracton AC. He was gifted when it came to training juvenile athletics, he had a natural flare for coaching and a talent for understanding athletic ability, and he was very kind and considerate to everyone he came in contact with. During this time the club grew to over 80 children, and was awarded most Improved Club” by the County Board.

Tracton scooped up a high number of trophies and medals in the relay section. as Dermot had a great skill in positioning runners to get the best result. Dermot was artful at seeing an athlete’s potential, steering kids towards their strengths and the right event, whether it was running, jumping or throwing. His ethos wasn’t all about the glory of winning, it was primarily about participation, teamwork and long term healthy activity.

Sadly, another Tracton legend gone to his rest, but will never be forgotten. Tracton AC will be forever indebted to him for all he did for the club down through the years.

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to all of Dermot's family & friends at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Rest in Peace Dermot
From all your friends at Tracton AC.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

 

Notice from RIP.ie

The death has occurred of Dermot McCarthy
Dunbogue, Nohoval, Cork
    

McCarthy (Dunbogue, Nohoval) on November 9th 2019, peacefully in the presence of his loving family. Dermot, late of Dunbogue, Nohoval, devoted husband of Carrie, and adored father of Dan, Joe, Shelley and Kate and grandfather of Rachel, Daniel, Evan, Emma, Dermot, Kaiya, Ellie, Gavin and Baby Leo. Sadly missed by his loving wife, family, sister Shiela, many relatives and friends.

Lying in repose at Gabriel and O'Donovan's Funeral Home, Kinsale on Saturday from 4pm followed by removal at 5pm to St. Patrick's Church, Nohoval. Requiem Mass on Sunday at 2pm, funeral afterwards to St. Patrick's Cemetery, Nohoval. Donations in lieu of flowers to The Alzheimer's Society of Ireland.

May Dermot Rest in Peace

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday November 10th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday November 10th 2019

 briefing image eyeries 5 mile logo thomas kent 10k road race flyer 2019 Munster Masters Cross Country Championships 2014
Wednesday November 6th, 8pm, Meeting Room, CIT Track - Cork Athletics County Board Monthly Meeting Saturday November 9th, 2:30pm, Eyeries, Beara - Eyeries 5 Mile Road Race Sunday November 10th, 11am, Castlelyons - St Nicholas AC Thomas Kent Memorial 10k

Sunday November 10th, 11:30am, Conna - Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross Country Championships

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun November 10th - County Board Monthly Meeting, Eyeries 5 Mile (Race 3 of Beara AC Series), Thomas Kent 10k and Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross-Country Chps

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 November 6th, 8pm, Meeting Room, CIT Track - Cork Athletics County Board Monthly Meeting

 

Saturday November 9th, 2:30pm, Eyeries, Beara - Eyeries 5 Mile Road Race

 

Sunday November 10th, 11am, Castlelyons - St Nicholas AC Thomas Kent Memorial 10k

 

Sunday November 10th, 11:30am, Conna - Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross Country Championships

 

National

Saturday November 9th, AIT Athlone - Irish Schools Combined Events Championships 2019

 

 

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.

 

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

Great Glenville Run, Sunday November 24th

 

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

 

Duhallow 10 Mile, Sunday March 8th 2020

 

 

 

Urgent Notice - County Masters Cross-Country Championships 2019

Cork Athletics County Masters Cross-County Championships 2019

Venue: Castlelyons

1pm, Sunday November 3rd 2019


county masters xc entry notice 2019


Due to a combination of incomplete Masters entries and a technical issue, ALL Masters categories MUST be re-confirmed ON THE DAY, and BEFORE, the Masters events.

Can ALL Masters Team Managers please arrive early tomorrow,and confirm BOTH Individual Age AND Team Categories for all their Masters athletes

(Note: Some Masters may be dropping down to a significantly lower Team Age Group, to fill a team, e.g M60 may run on an M35 Team, but MUST be declared beforehand)


ALL queries should be taken up with John Copithorne ONLY 0861713500

 

Individual and Team categories will NOT be altered after the event!


Juvenile Events Start at 11:30am

Senior Events Start at 1pm

Event Details

Please spread the word, so that we can ensure a smoothly run event tomorrow

 

 

National Marathon Entry Controversy 2019

AAI National Marathon Championship 2020 - Radical Rethink Needed!

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Disclaimer: This article reflects the personal views of Cork Athletics Webmaster, and does NOT reflect the views of Cork Athletics County Board

 ENTER KBC Dublin Marathon 2020

 

Yesterday, just 48 hours after the 2019 marathon, the organisers of the KBC Dublin City Marathon announced entry details for the 2020 event.  The entry process opens on Friday next, November 1st. Since the announcvement, controversy has been rife across the media, both in print and online, and on the airwaves.

 

Controversy

The reason for the debate, angst and outrage is the new lotto entry procedure for 2020, replacing the First-Come - First Served process which has been in place for 40 years. Indeed, it is only in the past few years that an entry limit has been imposed. Even then it took 40 days for the 2019 event to sell out.  On this basis, while there were lots of complaints even then, it when pretty well, so it is difficult to understand why the need to change the system is seen as necessary.


See Cork Athletics post

KBC Dublin Marathon race organisers have announced that registration for the 2020 Dublin Marathon will be by a lottery, instead of the first-come, first-served online process, which, in recent years, gave rise to a frantic 'feeding frenzy', with places being 'gobbled up' in just a few days.

National Championships 2019

Entry for this years AAI National Marathon Championship was the same as for all other entrants - You entered along with everyone else, within the first 40 days, unless you managed to enter later, in the 'Feeding Frenzy' that surrounded the second round of entry offers that came when the limit was entended from 20,000 to 22,500. In other words, you had to enter the AAI National Marathon Championship almost 11 months before the event. This is something that has not been received well in the Athletics Ireland club sphere.

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 finishing in each category (based on GUN time), the Number who would qualify for 2020 and the number of AAI members (based on results listing) who would qualify

 

MenQualifying standardNumberQualAAI Qual
MJ sub 3:00 17 0 0
Age 18-34 sub 3:00 1855 152 65
Age 35-39 sub 3:02:30 2108 199 122
Age 40-44 sub 3:05 2724 235 69
Age 45-49 sub 3:10 2219 178 105
Age 50-54 sub 3:15 1327 87 52
Age 55-59 sub 3:20 579 23 11
Age 60-64 sub 3:45 252 47 22
Age 65-69 sub 4:00 100 10 10
Age 70-74 sub 5:00 55 25 8
Age 75-79 sub 5:15 22 6 3
Age 80+ sub 5:30 4 0 0
         
Women Qualifying standard Number Qual AAI Qual
FJ sub 3:45 5 0 0
Age 18-34 sub 3:45 994 138 39
Age 35-39 sub 3:47:30 1089 173 75
Age 40-44 sub 3:50 1809 245 123
Age 45-49 sub 3:53 1497 199 96
Age 50-54 sub 4:00 788 92 46
Age 55-59 sub 4:05 298 30 15
Age 60-64 sub 4:30 140 31 12
Age 65-69 sub 5:00 38 12 3
Age 70-74 sub 6:00 8 2 1
Age 75-79 sub 6:20 5 2 0
Age 80+ sub 6:40 0 0 0

 

In summary, There were 17,933 finishers in 2019 - 4,567 entrants either failed to start, or failed to finish.  Of these 17,933, only 1886 (10.5%) would qualify under AAI Good For Age criteria. However, only 877 AAI members meet the standard! There were a total of 3,849 entrants in the AAI National Marathon Championships. Therefore only 22.79% of AAI members would qualify for 2020


It is a totally ridiculous, and intolerable, and unacceptable situation that less than 25% of Athletics Ireland entrants in this years Championships would be eligible for the 2020 Championship. As a Championship event, this system is NOT fit for purpose, and MUST be changed.



Time to Move the Championship to another event?

There are a number of other AIMS/IAAF Marathons, run on closed roads, around the country, that could, and I'm pretty sure, would be delighted to do so, host the Championships, without any of these extreme standards

 

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. It is clear that Dublin's proposed standards rank equal, and in many cases, higher than these majors.  Too High a Bar?

 

Final Cork Teams for Athletics Ireland National Juvenile Even-Age Junior Under-23 and Senior Cross-Country Championships 2019

Cork Athletics Team Entries for National Senior, Under 23, Junior and Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

National Sports Campus, Abbottstown, Dublin

Sunday November 24th 2019

 

cross country course abbottstown

 

 


Can any late withdrawals please notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (085-1480725),

or John Quigley, 0876261178

asap, so that Substitutes may be arranged

 

 The following are the various Cork team entries for the Athletics Ireland National Senior, Under-23 and Junior Cross-Country Championships, at the National Sports Campus, Abbottstown, Dublin, on Sunday November 24th

Senior Team Selection Basis

Team selections were made on the basis of:
Men - First 6 Men in County Senior and first 6 Men in the Munster Senior
Women - First 6 Women in County Senior and first 2 Women in the Munster Senior


Please note that restrictions with the Entry System limited Cork to entering 12 athlete, instead of the previous 15, in both Senior and Junior Men, and to 8 athletes, instead to the normal 12, in the corresponding women's events.

The 3 Senior men, 3 Senior Women and 1 Junior Man on the original squad nominations whave been entered separately by their clubs. In addition, nominations for the Men's & Women's Under-23 have been entered by their respective clubs.

Significant issues were experienced by Cork Athletics when entering teams on the new system.  Athletics Ireland and Entry4Sports have been made aware of these issues.

The closing date for entries was 23:59 tonight, however, in view of the problems experienced by many, Athletics Ireland has stated:

"We have delayed the late entry until midnight Friday (15th), and also cheque payment will now close tomorrow (Wednesday) night."

With regard to athletes that are not appearing in the entry lists (there were many), Athletics Ireland said:

"Please send us in all athletes that are not appearing – their name, Athletics Ireland Reg no. & event they are trying to enter and then we can try resolve issue, either way we will get them entered."


Senior Teams

  Senior Women  
Forename Surname Club
Michelle Finn Leevale AC
Sinead O'Connor Leevale AC
Niamh Moore Leevale AC
Michelle Kenny Leevale AC
Fiona Santry East Cork AC
Fiona Everard Bandon AC
Emmie Gocke Leevale AC
Franziska Skogsholm Leevale AC
     
  Senior Men  
Forename Surname Club
Rory O'Connor North Cork AC
Tim O'Donoghue East Cork AC
Sean Doyle North Cork AC
Ryan Creech Leevale AC
Conor McCauley Leevale AC
Paul Moloney Mallow AC
Michael Herlihy North Cork AC
Donal Coakley Leevale AC
Kevin O'Brien East Cork AC
Evan Byrne Togher AC
Gavin Sweeney Togher AC
John Durcan Togher AC
     
  Junior Women  
Forename Surname Club
Lucy O'Keeffe Youghal AC
Laura Hayes St Catherine's AC
Natalie Nicholson St Catherine's AC
Jennifer Cotter West Muckerry AC
Sarah Morrisson St Nicholas AC
Holly Carroll Blarney-Inniscarra AC
Aoibheann Lawton Durrus AC
Meghan Carroll St Catherine's AC
Patricia Holmes Leevale AC
     
  Junior Men  
Forename Surname Club
Damian Madigan North Cork AC
Frank O'Brien Midleton AC
Jake McCarthy Youghal AC
Tommy Connolly Leevale AC
Jack O'Shea Midleton AC
Charlie Gaffney Leevale AC
Conor O'Neill Youghal AC
Naoise O Fliatheartaigh Bandon AC
Gavin Kenny Bandon AC
Fionn Harrington Bandon AC
Sean O'Connell Togher AC
John Spellman Midleton AC
     
The following Athletes, originally nominated on the various Cork teams will now be entered bytheir respective clubs
 
  Senior Women  
Forename Surname Club
Michelle Ahern East Cork AC
Jennifer Montague Leevale AC
Lisa Hegarty Leevale AC
     
  Senior Men  
Forename Surname Club
Jeremiah Sheehan North Cork AC
Barry O'Donovan Leevale AC
Denis McCauley Leevale AC
     
  Junior Men  
Forename Surname Club
Luke Hever North Cork AC
     
  Under-23 Women  
Forename Surname Club
Nora O'Brien East Cork AC
Fiona Everard Bandon AC

 

Juvenile Teams

Girls Under-12     Boys Under-12  
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Gemma O'Mahony Doheny AC   Cian Ryan Carraig Na Bhfear AC
Eabha Ni Chonaola West Muskerry AC   Ollie Buckley Riverstick / Kinsale AC
Caoilainn Ryan North Cork AC   Liam O'Driscoll Riverstick / Kinsale AC
Faye O'Riordan Carraig Na Bhfear AC   Coner Looney Blarney-Inniscarra AC
Alicia Moomo Midleton AC   Darragh O'Connor Belgooly AC
Autumn Devereux Youghal AC   Cillian O'Flynn Bandon AC
Heather McCarthy Doheny AC   Tomas Kiely North Cork AC
Ella Dinan Leevale AC   Fionn Hayes Grange / Fermoy AC
Rachel O'Flynn Grange / Fermoy AC   Sean O'Callaghan North Cork AC
Charlotte Norman St Catherines AC   Iain Buckley North Cork AC
         
Girls Under-14     Boys Under-14  
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Nicole Dinan Leevale AC   John Murphy Liscarroll AC
Claire Crowley Leevale AC   Eoghan O'Connor Belgooly AC
Ava Fitzgerald Carraig Na Bhfear AC   Roman Borkowski-Hogan North Cork AC
Amy McCarthy Bandon AC   Oisin McCarthy Bandon AC
Emily Brenner Youghal AC   Conor Hayes St Catherines AC
Caoimhe Flannery Skibbereen AC   Gavin Sweetnam Skibbereen AC
Hannah Arrigan Leevale AC   Jamie Hourihan West Muskerry AC
Sorcha Kilgannon Youghal AC   Aidan Maher Carraig Na Bhfear AC
Aine Sheridan Carraig Na Bhfear AC   Timmy Colbert Carraig Na Bhfear AC
Lucia Duarte West Muskerry AC   Denis Murphy Leevale AC
         
Girls Under-16     Boys Under-16  
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Emma Landers Youghal AC   Sean Lawton Durrus AC
Avril Millerick Youghal AC   Fionn Harrington Durrus AC
Rebecca Kelleher Carraig Na Bhfear AC   Matthew Lee Leevale AC
Marie Hynes-McLaughlin Leevale AC   Oisin Whyte Leevale AC
Avril Cashman Youghal AC   Cian Twomey Togher AC
Alex Cashman Youghal AC   Fearghal Desmond Leevale AC
Ellen Meehan North Cork AC   Daniel Buckley Leevale AC
Lydia Walshe Leevale AC   Darren Moynihan West Muskerry AC
Nicole Buckley Riverstick / Kinsale AC   SamKiely Riverstick / Kinsale AC
Aniela Borkowski-Hogan North Cork AC   Timmy Hawkins Carraig Na Bhfear AC
         
Girls Under-18     Boys Under-18  
Athlete Club   Athlete Club
Lucy O'Keeffe Youghal AC   Gavin Kenny Bandon AC
Sarah Morrison St Nicholas AC   Sean O'Connell Togher AC
Holly Carroll Blarney-Inniscarra AC   Fionn Harrington Bandon AC
Aoibheann Lawton Durrus AC   John Spelman Midleton AC
Meghan Carr St Catherines AC   Luke Hever North Cork AC
Patrice Holmes Leevale AC   Ruairi Harrington Bandon AC
Caoimhe Carey Midleton AC   Daire Osullivan Carraig Na Bhfear AC
Alanna Drennan Midleton AC   Conor O'Neill Youghal AC
Jennifer Kearney Carraig Na Bhfear AC   Ruairi Falvey Bandon AC
Sinead Kearney Carraig Na Bhfear AC   Sean Murphy Leevale AC

Cork Teams for Athletics Ireland National Junior under-23 and Senior Cross-Country Championships 2019

Cork Athletics Squad Nominations for National Senior Under 23 & Junior Cross-Country Championships

National Sports Campus, Abbottstown, Dublin

Sunday November 24th 2019

 

cross country course abbottstown

 

 


Can any late withdrawals please notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (085-1480725),

or John Quigley, 0876261178

asap, so that Substitutes may be arranged

 

 The following are the Cork team selections for the Athletics Ireland National Senior, Under-23 and Junior Cross-Country Championships, to be held in National Sports Campus, Abbottstown, Dublin on Sunday November 24th


  Senior Women  
Forename Surname Club
Michelle Finn Leevale AC
Sinead O'Connor Leevale AC
Niamh Moore Leevale AC
Michelle Kenny Leevale AC
Fiona Santry East Cork AC
Fiona Everard Bandon AC
Michelle Ahern East Cork AC
Jennifer Montague Leevale AC
Lisa Hegarty Leevale AC
Emmie Gocke Leevale AC
Franziska Skogsholm Leevale AC
     
  Senior Men  
Forename Surname Club
Tim O'Donoghue East Cork AC
Sean Doyle North Cork AC
Ryan Creech Leevale AC
Conor McCauley Leevale AC
Paul Moloney Mallow AC
Michael Herlihy North Cork AC
Donal Coakley Leevale AC
Jeremiah Sheehan North Cork AC
Rory O'Connor North Cork AC
Kevin O'Brien East Cork AC
Evan Byrne Togher AC
Gavin Sweeney Togher AC
John Durcan Togher AC
Barry O'Donovan Leevale AC
Denis McCauley Leevale AC
     
  Junior Women  
Forename Surname Club
Lucy O'Keeffe Youghal AC
Laura Hayes St Catherine's AC
Natalie Nicholson St Catherine's AC
Jennifer Cotter West Muckerry AC
Sarah Morrisson St Nicholas AC
Holly Carroll Blarney-Inniscarra AC
Aoibheann Lawton Durrus AC
Meghan Carroll St Catherine's AC
Patricia Holmes Leevale AC
     
  Junior Men  
Forename Surname Club
Damian Madigan North Cork AC
Frank O'Brien Midleton AC
Jake McCarthy Youghal AC
Tommy Connolly Leevale AC
Jack O'Shea Midleton AC
Charlie Gaffney Leevale AC
Conor O'Neill Youghal AC
Gavin Kenny Bandon AC
Fionn Harrington Bandon AC
Sean O'Connell Togher AC
John Spellman Midleton AC
Luke Hever North Cork AC
     
  Under-23 Women  
Forename Surname Club
Nora O'Brien East Cork AC
Fiona Everard Bandon AC
     
  Under-23 Men  
Forename Surname Club
Eoghan McElhinney Bantry AC
Philip Kyamanywa Youghal AC

Call for Nominations for National Senior Junior and U23 Cross-Country Chps 2019

Urgent - Nominations Sought for Cork Teams for National Senior, Junior & Under-23 Panels

National Sports Campus, Abbottstown, Dublin

Sunday November 24th 2019

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Can Clubs and Individuals please nominate athletes for the Cork Junior, Under-23 and Senior Men's and Women's teams at the upcoming National Cross-Country Championships, in Abbotstown, Dublin, on Sunday November 24th


Please don't be afraid to nominate yourself!



Nominations, by Text, or by email,

must reach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0861713500

by 4pm, Saturday November 9th 2019

 

Please pass on/share/communicate to anyone you think may be interested

The Cork County teams will be drawn from the Panels


Apologies for the short notice, however this was already disclosed to Club Delegates at last Wednesday's County Board Meeting

Sonia O’Sullivan to be Honoured with Hall of Fame Award

Sonia O’Sullivan to Enter Hall of Fame at Irish Life Health Athletics Awards 2019

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin

12 Noon, Thursday November 28th 2019

 

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Sonia O’Sullivan, arguably Ireland’s greatest ever athlete, will both celebrate her 50th birthday and be honoured with the Hall of Fame award' at this year’s Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown, Dublin, on Thursday November 28th

Sonia, who turns 50 on the day, already has so many accolades that it’s easy to forget, with each passing year, how good she really was. She sprang to prominence as a 17-year-old in Killenaule, when she won the BLE Women's National Senior Cross-Country title. Asked that day what her ambitions in the sport were, she answered shyly: “to make the Olympics.”

She more than achieved that, in hindsight, rather modest ambition, running in four Olympic Games, and winning a famous Silver Medal, in the 5,000m, in Sydney, in 2000. Among her achievements are three World Championship titles; in the 5,000m, on the track in Gothenburg, in 1995, double World Cross-Country Gold, in Marrakech, Morrocco, in 1998, and three European Gold Medals on the track. Her star was truly global, having also won the IAAF World Athlete of the Year, and the Golden League, now known as the Diamond League.  

 

The nominations have also been announced for the Irish Life Health Awards. The Awards ceremony is a celebration of the many successes of Irish athletes during 2019 year, and also recognises the exceptional volunteer base, who are the bedrock of the sport.

Two Cork Athletes: Darragh McElhinney (Bantry AC & UCD) and Alex Wright (Leevale AC) are among those nominated in the respective sub-categories.

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Darragh McElhinney (Bantry AC & UCD) Alex Wright (Leevale AC)

 

The overall Athlete of Year will be selected from the Nominated Athletes who are, in turn, awarded the accolade of Athlete of the year in the  Under-20, Under-23, Endurance, and Track and Field categories.

 

 

The youth continue to inspire and grab the attention of the media and the nation:

Under-20 Category

 Kate O’Connor (St Gerard’s Dundalk), Sarah Healy (Blackrock) and Darragh McElhinney (UCD/Bantry) all won medals in their respective events, at the European Under-20 Championships, in Boras, Sweden. O’Connor and Healy both won silver in the heptathlon and 1500m respectively, while McElhinney won bronze in the 5,000m.

 

Under-23 Category

The European Under-23 Athletics Championships brought home two more medals for Ireland, with Eilish Flanagan (Carmen Runners, Omagh) winning Silver in the 3,000m steeplechase, and Nadia Power (Dublin City Harriers) winning Bronze in the 800m.

Athletics continues to highlight its gender balance naturally on the competitive stage with the women holding equal footing with their male counterparts.

 

Track & Field Category

Ciara Mageean (City of Lisburn) had one of her finest seasons to date, with a 10th place finish in a red hot 1500m final, at the World Athletics Championships, in Doha, and a Bronze medal at the European Indoor Championships, in Glasgow, in March.

Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) and Mark English (UCD) are also in the running for track athlete of the year – Barr was 11th overall, in the 400m hurdles standings at the World Championships, while English won Bronze, over 800m, at the European Indoor Championships.

 

Endurance Athlete Category

On the endurance end Brendan Boyce (Finn Valley) put in an inspirational performance to finish 6th in the men’s 50km race walk, at the World Championships, in Doha, in the searing heat along the Corniche. Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) finished 18th in the World Cross-Country Championships, and also showed some of her true potential over the marathon distance, finishing fifth in Chicago, in 2:26:47. Both are in the category for Endurance Athlete of the Year.

 

Other awards that will be presented on the day include, Club of the Year, Services to Coaching, Lifetime Services to Athletics, Official of the Year, and many more.

 

Athletics Ireland CEO Hamish Adams said: “The National Athletics Awards provide the association with an opportunity to acknowledge the clubs and the volunteers who play a vital role in to the development of athletes and the sport in Ireland. I would like to congratulate all the award nominees, and also offer a big thank you to all our athletics family who contribute so much and so often.”

Liz Rowen, Head of Marketing of Irish Life Health commented: “Irish Life Health is delighted to once again support the National Athletics Awards. The awards give us the opportunity to celebrate sporting excellence in Athletics, as well as recognise volunteers who work tirelessly to give both children and adults the chance to take part in athletics and be active.”

 

Under-20 Athlete of the Year Nominations

 

AthleteClub
Sarah Healy Blackrock
Kate O'Connor St Gerard's Dundalk
Davicia Patterson Beechmount Harriers
Aaron Sexton North Down
Darragh McElhinney UCD/Bantry

 

Under-23 Athlete of the Year Nominations

 

AthleteClub
Eilish Flanagan Carmen Runners, Omagh
Nadia Power Dublin City Harriers
Ryan Forsyth Newcastle

 

Endurance Athlete of the Year Nominations

 

AthleteClub
Brendan Boyce Finn Valley
Fionnuala McCormack Kilcoole
Kevin Seaward St Malachy's
Alex Wright Leevale AC

 

Track & Field Athlete of the Year Nominations

 

AthleteClub
Thomas Barr Ferrybank AC.
Ciara Mageean City of Lisburn
Mark English UCD

 

The Irish Life Health Athletics Awards 2019 will take place on Thursday November 28th 2019, at 12 noon, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Purchase Tickets; €50 per individual, or €450 for a table of 10 people

Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month September 2019 - Michelle Finn

Michelle Finn is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for September 2019

River Lee Hotel

Friday November 1st 2019

 

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Michelle Finn, Leevale AC is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for September 2019

 

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The award was presented at a function at the River Lee hotel, on Friday November 1st 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 September 2019 is Michelle Finn, Leevale AC

 

 

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

This afternoon, Friday November 1st, 2019, Michelle Finn, Leevale AC was presented with the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month Award for September 2019

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Michelle Finn, Leevale AC, is the recipient of the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month award for September 2019.

At the Berlin ISTAF meeting, Michelle set a new Irish 2000m Steeplechase record of 6:16.67 secs. A week earlier she produced a new Championship Best time when winning the Irish Senior title at Morton Stadium. Subsequent to her Irish record Michelle, ran a solid race at the World track and field championships, in Doha, Qatar. For good measure, Michelle recently won the Cork County Senior Cross-Country Championship for the fifth consecutive time.

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Michelle Finn with Cork City Sports Committe Members and Sponsors

 

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Michelle Finn, flanked by her mother Mary and sister Carol

 

Photos

Cork Athletics Facebook Album

Videos

Michelle Finn Interviewed by John Quigley, Webmaster, Cork Athletics

 

 

 

 
Michelle Finn Interviewed by 96FM's Trevor Welch

 

 

Liam O'Brien, Technical Director, Cork City Sports reads Award Citation

 

 

 

Watch all Cork Athletics Videos on Vimeo

 

 

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Michelle Finn Runs 74:32 in Debut Half-Marathon

 

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Cork City Sports - Athlete of the Month Award April 2015 - Leevale AC Women's Relay Team


Cork City Sports - Athlete of the Month Award June 2015 - Michelle Finn

 

Leevale Womens Team - Cork City Sports Athletes of the Month for November 2017

Stephanie Cotter wins RMAC XC Championship and Named NCAA Athlete of the Week

Emphatic Win for Stephanie Cotter in RMAC Cross Country Championships 2019

Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
Saturday October 26th 2019

 

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In just her first cross-country race of the season, Stephanie Cotter, Adams State university and West Muskerry AC, won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Cross-Country Championship, in Grand Junction, Colorado, in a time of 19:40.3 for the 6k, which was held at high altitude; 4,900ft. Stephanie had a big margin of almost 14 seconds over fellow ASU athlete Eilish Flanagan 19:54.0, with Roisin Flanagan a further15 seconds back, in 20:09.0. The Flanagan sisters are members of the Carmen club, in Tyrone

 

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Adams State University Report:

"It was the Women's squad who highlighted the meet, as they brought home their eighth straight conference title, completely dominating the 6k with seven runners finishing in the top 20. Sophomore phenom Stephanie Cotter won the race outright, finishing with a time of 19:40.3. Her winning performance Saturday along with her already stellar reputation Nationally, awarded Cotter the RMAC Runner of the Year. She was then followed by teammates Eilish Flanagan (19:54.0) and Roisin Flanagan (20:09.0), to complete the podium sweep for the Adams State Women. The Grizzlies tallied a shockingly low point total of 21, and cemented their status as the head and shoulders top team in the RMAC, as well as a favorite for the women's National Championship next month.

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Grizzly after Grizzly burst into the finish line, as each of the nine Adams State competitors finished within the top 30 of the race. Following Cotter, E. Flanagan and R. Flanagan, Haeleigh Hunter-Galvan was not far behind them as the next Adams State finisher, coming through the line with a time of 20:43.6 in seventh place. Immediately following her was Kaylee Bogina in eighth with a time of 20:46.0. Rounding out the five Grizzlies in the top 10 was Brianna Robles in tenth with a time of 20:58.4. Following the meet, Robles took home RMAC Freshman of the Year for her emergence as one of the top runners in the conference this season, as well as for her performance Saturday. The top six Grizzlies would be named to First Team All-RMAC team for their performances."

RMAC Cross-Country Championship Results 2019

 

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 Team Results

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RMAC Report

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TEAM PERFORMANCES
On a beautiful day for a Cross Country Championship, Adams State combined for a low score of 21 points, leading to their eighth straight women’s RMAC team title. The Grizzlies now have 31 team titles in program history. Colorado School of Mines finished in second place with a team score of 60 while Western Colorado totaled 88 points to claim third place. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and CSU-Pueblo were the next two finishers, claiming fourth and fifth, respectively.

INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES
The first three runners across the finish line were Adams State representatives. Additionally, the Grizzlies had six runners finish in the top-10. Leading the way for the Grizzlies was Stephanie Cotter (19:40.3), Eilish Flanagan (19:54.0) and Roisin Flanagan (20:09.0), respectively. Following close behind the Grizzlies’ trio was Chloe Cook (20:24.8) of Colorado School of Mines, Billie Hatch (20:30.3) of Dixie State and Alden Gruidel (20:36.2) of MSU Denver.

Runner of the Year: Stephanie Cotter, Adams State
Freshman of the Year: Brianna Robles, Adams State
Coach of the Year: Damon Martin, Adams State

 


NCAA Citation

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NCAA DIVISION II WOMEN – Stephanie Cotter, Adams State

Sophomore | Cork, Ireland

Talk about a season debut.

In her first race of the season, Stephanie Cotter won the individual title at the RMAC Cross Country Championships with a time of 19:40.3. The sophomore from Cork, Ireland, posted a 13.7-second victory over teammates Eilish and Roisin Flanagan, who finished second and third, respectively, and leading the Grizzlies to their eighth straight RMAC title.

This is the second time this season that a female from Adams State has been named the National Athlete of the Week and the third overall in program history. Eilish Flanagan previously won the honor on October 7.

 

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