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Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday September 8th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday September 8th 2019

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Wednesday September 4th, 8pm, CIT Track Admin Building - Cork Athletics County Board Monthly Meeting Thursday September 5th, 7pm, Mahon - St Luke's Home 5k  Saturday September 7th, 11am, Doneraile Park - Mallow AC's Elaine Lehane Memorial 5k  

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun September 8th - County Board Monthly meetings resume after Summer recess. Races: St Luke's Home 5k (Mahon, Thursday) and Mallow AC's Elaine Lehane Memorial 5k (Doneraile Park, Saturday) 

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 September 4th, 8pm, CIT Track Admin Building - Cork Athletics County Board Monthly Meeting

 

Thursday September 5th, 7pm, Mahon - St Luke's Home 5k

 

Saturday September 7th, 11am, Doneraile Park - Mallow AC's Elaine Lehane Memorial 5k

 

International

 

  Friday September 6th, Brussels  Diamond League - Brussels

 

 

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St Luke's Home 5k, Thursday September 5th

 

Charleville Half-Marathon, Sunday 15th September (Race Full - Entries Closed)

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday September 1st 2019

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

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Saturday August 31st, 2pm, Riverstick - Cork Athletics Cross-Country Leagues - Day 1 Saturday August 31st, 6pm, Cork - John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun September 1st - The big week of the week is the John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler, while the XC season kicks off with Day 1 of the Cork Athletics Cross-Country Leagues

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 August 31st, 2pm, Riverstick - Cork Athletics Cross-Country Leagues - Day 1

 

Saturday August 31st, 6pm, Cork - John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler

 

International

 

  Thursday August 29th, Zurich  - Diamond League - Weltklasse - Zurich

 

 

Online Registrations

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Cork City 10 Miler, Saturday August 31st (Race Full - Entries Closed)


St Luke's Home 5k, Thursday September 5th

 

Charleville Half-Marathon, Sunday 15th September

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

1972 BLE National Track and Field Championships in Banteer

John Walshe recalls the 1972 BLE National T&F Championships in Banteer


This article by John Walshe appeared in The Echo on Wednesday August 14th 2019

 

A month after the Cork City Sports of 1972, there was another treat for local fans, when the BLE National Track & Field championships took place at Banteer. That year was also a significant one, as the Olympic Games were scheduled for Munich in September.

 

An eight-minute video that recently surfaced on YouTube, narrated by the late Brendan O’Reilly for RTE, brought back many fond memories of that weekend of top-class fare.

 

 

The opening session on the Saturday evening of July 22 was noted for two things – the thunderstorm that waterlogged the grass track on a cinder surface half an hour before the meeting commenced, and an enthralling 10,000m, which featured three athletes who had already booked their tickets to Munich, in three different events.

Four weeks previously, in his first attempt at the distance, Donie Walsh of Leevale had qualified in the marathon, when winning the BLE title in 2:15:21. A week before Banteer, the AAA championships had taken place at Crystal Palace. There, the British hero of the day, Dave Bedford, had won the 5000m, on the Friday night, in a European record of 13:17.2, followed 19 hours later with victory over 10,000m in 27:52.8.

Overshadowed by such amazing exploits in both events, were Irish records of 13:43.0 by John Hartnett (Grange), and 28:48.0 by Neil Cusack (Limerick). Seven days later, both athletes, along with Walsh, lined up for what would be an epic encounter over 25 laps.

All three were on American scholarships (Hartnett and Walsh at Villanova, Cusack at East Tennessee), and what is remarkable nowadays, along with a heavy racing programme, was their young age – Hartnett had just turned 22, Cusack was only 20 while Walsh was the eldest at 24.

Cusack would go on to win the Boston Marathon two years later, and had already run 2:16:18 for the distance the previous December, a world age-19 best. It was he who dictated the pace at Banteer, over the opening laps, and the race soon developed into the expected battle between the three main protagonists.

 

With around six laps remaining, Cusack and Walsh poured on the pressure, in an effort to blunt Hartnett’s known finishing speed. However, with just over a mile to go, the Grange athlete struck for home with two remarkable laps of 62 and 66 seconds, effectively ending the contest. He crossed the line in 29:02.4, with Walsh trailing home in 29:15.2 while Cusack had to settle for third in 29:23.0

 

Some of the other highlights of that weekend included doubles by three other Munich-bound athletes. Fanahan McSweeney, another Grange man, won the 200m in 21.5 sec and 400m in 47.8 sec. Ovens all-rounder Margaret Murphy won the 110m hurdles for the third year in succession in a time of 15.9 sec, also adding the long jump, with a leap of 5.51m, plus a third in the 100m. Clonliffe Harrier Claire Walsh was victorious over the 200m (24.5 sec) and 400m (55.4 sec)

 

Len Braham (Ballymore-Cobh) took gold in the discus with a throw of 46.74m, and finished second to Tadgh Twomey, from Bandon, in both the 56 lbs for distance, and over the bar. Pat Moore of Leevale, who is still competing today, won the first of his six national titles in his speciality javelin event, with a best of 55.90m, while Liam Gleeson (Nenagh) set a new Irish record of 4.22m, in the pole vault.

 

Midleton-born Mike Keogh, 21, a student at Manhattan University who had already achieved the 5000m standard, won that event in 14:23.4 but was defeated in an exciting 1500m contest where victory went to Brother John Dooley (DCH) in 3:51.5.

 

The women’s 1500m saw Mary Tracey from the Guinness club home first in 4:20.5 while Joan Fleming of St Finbarr’s gave the home crowd some cheer when finishing an easy winner of the 800m in 2:11.8.

 

Frank Walley, now President of the Cork City Sports, gained his first national title when winning the 100m in 11.0 sec,and also finished second in the 200m behind Fanahan McSweeney. Vinny Becker of Crusaders, second in the 100m, withdrew from the longer sprint when controversially claiming there was a hole in the lane he had been given.

 

This was denied by Banteer Sports Committee Secretary, Jerry Sheehan, who explained that when the track was being rolled a small quantity of diesel spilled from the machine causing the grass to burn and turning it into a different colour from the immediate surrounding area.

 

Maybe there’s something to be said for the all-weather tracks after all.

Transfer Deadline Day - August 24th 2019

Deadline - August 24th 2019

 

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Athletes wishing to transfer clubs are reminded that the deadline for the return of fully completed transfer forms is Saturday August 24th.  Forms received after that date will NOT be accepted.

Forms need to be in the post, to the CORK Registrar, by Wednesday next!  If you have sent form(s) directly to Dublin...YOU had better start chasing it/them down...it's the Cork Registrar they need to be with by August 24th!!

 

Transfer forms may be downloaded from the Athletics Ireland website.  

 

The Procedure on the form MUST be followed.

Completed forms should be give/posted to Cork AAI County Board Registrar, John Copithorne, Belgooley, Co. Cork.

  • Do NOT call to John Copithorne's house or workplace
  • Do NOT send your form by Registered Post, Courier or other form of delivery, except the regular Post
  • Do NOT send your completed form to Athletics Ireland HQ (Dublin), as this will severely affect delivery time, likely missing the deadline.

Closing date is Saturday August 24th, however, as there is no postal delivery on Saturday 24thAugust, the effective closing date is Friday August 23rd

 
Completed Transfer Forms may be submitted at any stage, but will not be reviewed by Cork Athletics County Board until after August 24th. However early submission allows time for the return and resubmission of forms that are incomplete or contain an error of some form or other

 

The Transfer Form MUST be signed in the following order

By the:

•   Member (in the case of a minor by the parent or guardian)

•   New Club

•   Outgoing Club

•   County Board (outgoing club)

•   County Boards (for out of county club transfer only)

•   County Boards (for inter-county transfer only)

Incomplete, improperly or incorrectly completed forms will be rejected.

 

Notes:

  • Athletes must be in good stead with the outgoing club, i.e. they must not owe any membership  fee, or other arrears, and all club property in their possession must have been returned
  • Athletes whose membership of the outgoing club has lapsed by more than three years do NOT require a transfer, i.e. they are free to change clubs without going through the formal transfer process - they can be simply registered by the incoming club.


Next Transfer Window, following August 24th 2019, will close on March 24th 2020

 

 

68th Cork City Sports - Wednesday August 14th 2019

68th Cork City International Sports

CIT Athletic Stadium, Cork

5:30pm Wednesday August 14th 2019

 

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Tickets are available NOW from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and instore at John Buckley Sports and Con Murphy's Menswear. There is FREE entry for accompanied kids (Under 12's)

 

Pat Fitz Band

 

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The Pat Fitz Band will be performing throughout the evening, at the BAM Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet, at CIT Athletics Stadium, on Wednesday August 14th. Gates open at 5pm

 

Men's Mile

Ryan Gregson and Sam Prakel have been confirmed for the BAM Cork City Sports Mile

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Ryan Gregson, Australian 1500m record holder, is a former winner of the Mile in Cork, and is back on August 14th to try to take the title once more. Gregson has been successful on the Diamond league circuit for many years, and, this year, ran 3:53 in Oslo and 3:54 in London for the mile. He will need to be in top shape to take the title back from an in-form Sam Prakel, who has won this race for the past two years.

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Prakel has had a breakthrough season this year, running a blistering 3:50.94 indoors for the mile, and was a 1500m finalist at the recent US Championships, along with Eric Avila. Both will  contest the Mile at the BAM Cork City Sports on Wednesday evening next.

Others to watch for in this race are Robert Domanic USA, Justyn Knight CAN, Llorenç Sales ESP, Andrew Coscoran IRL

Mens 800m

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Jake Wightman will race in the mens 800M, against Ireland's Mark English, at the BAM Cork City Sports, on 14th August.

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Jake Wightman, GBR, has been one of Britain's top middle distance runners in recent years. He has run a 3:52 mile and a 1:44 800m, in the past year. He recently finished third in the Emsley Carr Mile, at the London Diamond League meeting, in a stellar field. He was the 2017 winner of that prestigious race.

Mark English, IRL, Bronze medallist over 800M, at the European Indoors, last March, is finding form ahead of the World Championships in Doha. He will be up against two top Americans Isaiah Harris, and Eric Sowinski, who was second in this race last year. There are several athletes in the field looking for qualifying times for Doha, so it is guaranteed to be a fast race if the weather allows.

Mark English who recently won his seventh National Men's 800m title, is racing in the BAM Cork City Sports on 14th August.

 

400m Hurdles

This years BAM Cork City Sports 400M Hurdles race, will be the best in the country in many years. Two of the top four finalists at the recent US Championships, Amere Lattin, 48.66, and David Kendziera, 48.69, will contest this race, along with returning South African Cornel Fredericks, 48.14, who is at his best.

Last years winner Jacob Paul, GBR, will return to defend his title, from a strong and evenly matched field. This race will be close.

Amere Lattin, David Kendzera and Cornel Fredericks have also been confirmed for the mens 400M Hurdles at the 

 

Womens 800m

Top British and American athletes have been confirmed for the Womens 800M at BAM Cork City Sports.

British athletes Alex Bell, Adelle Treacy and Hanah Seagrave, are set to go against finalists at the American Championships, Olivia Baker and Samantha Watson, and number one in the Canadian rankings, Lindsey Butterworth. Irish athletes Siofra Cleirigh Butner and Nadia Power will also provide strong opposition.

 

Mens 3000m

Patrick Tiernan will lead the line up for the Mens 3000m at the BAM Cork City Sports. Tiernan, a Villanova graduate, and coached by Cork's own Marcus O'Sullivan, was the 2016 NCAA Cross-Country Champion. He has been running very successfully on the Diamond league circuit this year, with a 13:12 clocking for 5000m, in London recently. He has his sights set on fellow Australian Craig Mottram's meet record.

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His main opposition will come form Antonio Abadía, ESP, Benjamin DE HAAN, from the Netherlands, Julian Oakley from, NZL. and Ireland's John Travers.

 

Women's High Jump

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Priscilla Frederick, world renowned High Jump athlete, is competing in the BAM Cork City International Athletics Meet 

 

Men's Long Jump

World Champion, South African Luvo Mayonga, who is in winning form, has picked the Cork Meet for his Long Jump test ahead of upcoming World Championship title defence in Doha.

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Luvo Manyonga (South Africa) is one of the greatest Long Jumpers in the history of this event. Current World Champion, Manyonga's list of achievements is staggering. Having won the Silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, he became World Champion in London, in 2017, and Commonwealth Games Champion in 2018.

In 2018 he also became Diamond League Champion, having won five Diamond League titles, and world number one ranking. He has maintained his position in the top two in the world for the last four years. His personal best is a mind-blowing 8.65m when 8m is considered world class. He comes to the BAM Cork City Sports on the 14th August on foot of a win at the London Diamond League on 20th - 21st July, having jumped an early season 8.37m into a headwind of -1.1m/sec.

The Cork field will include Jacob Fincham-Dukes - current British number one; Tim Duckworth GBR, world class decathlete, and an 8m long jumper; Adam McMullen IRL, number two on the Irish all-time list; Shane Howard and Colm Bourke both in the top ten list of all-time Irish performers.

Manyonga’s very special Irish connection is well known. He credits a Waterford born man called John McGrath with saving him from the risk of drug addiction and early death as a young man in the townships of South Africa. In five years, he rose to become Olympic Silver Medallist, and eventually Commonwealth and World Champion.

Manyonga is a true personality of the sport of athletics and engages the crowd with his charm and amazing athletic ability. He will be defending his world title in Doha (27 September – 6 October) in great form, but before that the Cork crowd will be treated to a master class in Long Jumping with the very real possibility of a meet record on August 14th at the CIT stadium.

Mens 200m

Clarence Munyai and Sydney Siame have been confirmed for BAM Cork City Sports on August 14th.

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At the 2018 Cork City Sports, Sydney Siame, ZAM, set a new Meeting Record, Irish all-comers record, and Zambian National record while winning the mens 200M in 20.18 secs. Siame is back on August 14th to defend his title and has already run faster this season running 20.16 in Switzerland at the end of June.

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However he will probably have to run even faster than that, to cope with the speed of Clarence Munyai RSA, one of South Africa's greatest sprinters of recent years. Munyai is a regular on the Diamond League circuit, and has a quite sensational best time of 19.69, which would rank him in the top ten fastest 200m runners ever. This year he has already run 20.04, in Belgium last week, and will be competing at the World Championships in Doha, at the beginning of October.

These two outstanding athletes, coupled with the top three Irish 200m runners of Leon Reid, Marcus Lawler and Stephen Gaffney, should make this race one to watch.

There has never been a sub 20.00 second 200m run on the island of Ireland. With the right weather conditions and a good crowd to support for these athletes, we might see that mark broken on Wednesday evening August 14th.

 

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday August 18th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday August 18th 2019

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Wednesday August 14th, 5:30pm - 68th Cork City Sports Friday August 16th, 7:30pm, Liscarroll - Tom Fitzpatrick Liscarroll 5k & 7 Mile Road Races Saturday August 17th, 1:30pm, Bandon - Bandon AC Catherine Duggan Memorial Open Sports

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun August 11th - Premier Event is Wednesday's 68th Cork City Sports, then Liscarroll 5k & 7 Mile and Bandon AC Catherine Duggan Memorial Open Sports

 

Nationally we have the National Masters T&F 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 August 14th, 5:30pm - 68th Cork City Sports

 

Friday August 16th, 7:30pm, Liscarroll - Tom Fitzpatrick Liscarroll 5k & 7 Mile Road Races

 

Saturday August 17th, 1:30pm, Bandon - Bandon AC Catherine Duggan Memorial Open Sports

 

 

National

 

Sunday August 18th, Tullamore - Irish Life National Masters T&F Championships
 

 

International

 

  Sunday August 18th, Birmingham  - Diamond League 2019 - Birmingham

 

 

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West Muskerry AC's Millstreet Country Park 5k/10k/2.5k, Sunday August 25th

 

Cork City 10 Miler, Saturday August 31st (Race Full - Entries Closed)


St Luke's Home 5k, Thursday September 5th

 

Charleville Half-Marathon, Sunday 15th September

 

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

 

Thomas Kent 10k, Sunday 10th November

 

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday August 25th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday August 25th 2019

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Tuesday August 20th, 7:30pm, Carraignavar - Carraig na bhFear 5k Thursday August 22nd, 7:30pm, Rathcormac - Rathcormac 4 Mile Friday August 23rd, 7pm, Churchtown - Churchtown Road Runners 5 Mile Road Race 2019 Sunday August 25th, 11am, Millstreet Country Park - West Muskerry AC 2.5k - 5k - 10k

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun August 25th - Last big week of the evening races, with 3 events: Carraig na bhFear 5k, Rathcormac 4 Mile & Churchtown 5 Mile, with West Muskerry AC's new Millstreet 2.5k/5k/10k Trail Races rounding off the week

 

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

 

Tuesday August 20th, 7:30pm, Carraignavar - Carraig na bhFear 5k

 

Thursday August 22nd, 7:30pm, Rathcormac - Rathcormac 4 Mile

 

Friday August 23rd, 7pm, Churchtown - Churchtown Road Runners 5 Mile Road Race 2019

 

Sunday August 25th, 11am, Millstreet Country Park - West Muskerry AC 2.5k - 5k - 10k

 

 

International

 

  Saturday August 24th, Paris  - Diamond League 2019 - Paris

 

 

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West Muskerry AC's Millstreet Country Park 5k/10k/2.5k, Sunday August 25th

 

Cork City 10 Miler, Saturday August 31st (Race Full - Entries Closed)


St Luke's Home 5k, Thursday September 5th

 

Charleville Half-Marathon, Sunday 15th September

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wins for Cork Athletes at British Masters Track and Field Championships 2019

Cork Athletes Sinead O'Regan and Annette Quaid Win in Birmingham

Alexander Stadium, Birmingha, UK

August 10th & 11th 2019

 

 

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Two Cork athletes, Sinead O'Regan (Riverstick-Kinsale AC) and Annette Quaid (Leevale AC), travelled to Birmingham last weekend, to compete, as guest athletes, in the British Masters Outdoor T&F Championships, coming away with two Golds and a Silver, along with three PB's between them.


Sinead O'Regan, Riverstick-Kinsale AC - F40 100m & 200m

Sinead went in both the F40 100m and 200m, winning the 100m in a PB of 13.18 sec and placing second in the F40 200m, in another PB of 27.39 sec

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Sinead O'Regan, 4th from left, at the start of the F40 100m

 

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British Masters F40 100m Results 2019

 

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British Masters F40 200m Results 2019

 

Annette Quaid, Leevale AC - F40 400m

Leevale AC's Annette Quaid won the F40 400m, in a PB of 60.01 sec. Annette didn't compete in her favoured 800m, however Cork Athletics understands that she made a 'Mad Dash' to the airport, straight after her 400m, to make her flight home!

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 British Masters F40 400m Results 2019

 

Full Results - PDF File

Review of 68th Cork City Sports

Review of Cork City Sports 2019

CIT Athletics Stadium

Wednesday August 14th 2019


Based on Review by Joe Hartnett, Meet Director, Cork City Sports

 

Results of 68th Cork City Sports

 

The BAM Cork City Sports 2019 was a huge success, with some thoroughly entertaining competition, at the highest level of world athletics. Despite less than favourable weather conditions, athletes put on a display of skill, speed and endurance to match some of the best athletics meetings in Europe. Some of the times were affected by swirling wind conditions and cold temperatures, but this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the capacity crowds that turned out in support of this historic Cork event.

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The 68th running of this event is rated as probably the best ever held at the CIT Stadium by athletics aficionado's. Every event was packed with world class talent.

 

Long Jump (109 photos)

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The stand out performance of the night came from Luvo Manyonga (RSA) while setting a new stadium record, meeting record, and Irish all-comers record, in the Long Jump, with a jump of 8.20m. Manyonga captured the hearts of the crowd with his personality and amazing athletic ability. The crowd were fully engaged with this event and the loud cheering and clapping for all the participants could be heard for miles, but particularly when Manyonga was on the runway. He really got the capacity crowd involved. He promised an all-comers record, and he delivered in style. Tim Duckworth (GBR) and Jesse Thibodeau (CAN) joined him on the podium, with marks of 7.72m and 7.49m respectively.

 

Mens 3000m (70 Photos)

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The crowd was treated to other excellent performances also. The mens 3000m was a tremendous race, which eventually came down to three outstanding athletes fighting it out for the win. Patrick Tiernan, Antonio Abadia and Luc Bruchet went clear of the pack after the pacemaker dropped out. Tiernan went for home and tried to get clear of the others, but they both hung in behind him in the windy conditions. Then Bruchet fell back leaving the race to the finish between Abadia and Tiernan. Tiernan worked hard to drop Abadia but he hung on and coming off the last bend came from behind, and got his nose in front as both fought each other all the way to the line, with Abadia getting the win in a hugely impressive time of 7:48.26 considering the swirling winds in the Stadium. All three athletes clocked under 7:50.

 

Men's 800m (42 photos) & Women's 800m (47 Photos)

 

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The womens and mens 800m races were both excellent competitions. In the womens race, Olivia Baker (USA) proved too strong for Cynthia Anais (FRA) and Adelle Treacy (GBR) with all three athletes clocking 2:01 times, which was very fast considering the windy conditions. Nadia Power (IRL) ran a great race, and was rewarded with a new PB of 2:03.19.

In the mens race, the field didn't go with the pacemaker, and it came down to a sprint with 250m to go, with Isaiah Harris (USA) getting the jump on the field' while being chased by Jake Wightman around the bend, and all the way up the finishing straight. Harris stayed strong to the finish line, and Wightman couldn't close the gap. Wightman was caught right on the line by the fast-finishing Spencer Thomas (GBR) who sneaked by on the inside, at the line to take second place. Mark English (IRL), European Indoor Bronze Medalist pulled up with 200m to go, and seems to have an uncertain road to Doha now, in trying to qualify for the World Championships.

Women's 100m & 200m

 

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The womens sprints were dominated by Candace Hill (USA) winning both the 100m and 200m, in 11.37 sec and 23.07 sec respectively. She is a rare talent at only 20 years of age, and an athlete to watch out for in the next few years. Bandon AC's Phil Healy, still on the comeback trail, after a bad injury, ran well, in very strong competition, to take fourth place in both the 100m and 200m, in times of 11.49 sec and 23.40 sec respectively.

 

Men 100m & 200m

 

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The mens 100m was won by Demek Kemp (USA) by just one hundredth of a second, from Jeff Demps (USA) in 10.19 secs. The 200m was taken by Sean McClean (USA) in 20.58 sec. He is a previous Cork City Sports winner, in both the 100m and 200m, back in 2017. Leon Reid (IRL) took third place in 20.89 sec, with and Marcus Lawler (IRL) sixth in 21.04 sec.

 

 

The womens high jump was won by Priscilla Frederick (ANT) with a jump of 1.88m, on a difficult night for high jumpers, due to the windy conditions. Pippa Rogan and Sommer Lecky of Ireland both jumped 1.80m to take 4th and 5th places respectively. The mens high jump was won by Chris Moleya (RSA) from Will Grimsey, in second place, with both jumping 2.15m.

 

Chuk Enekwechi (USA) completed three victories in a row at the BAM Cork City Sports, which is a rare occurrence, to win the shot putt with a throw of 21.19m. Denzel Comenentia (NED) was second, with a throw of 19.81m.

Mens Mile

 

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The mile had some great talent in the race with the potential to produce some great times. However the cold and windy weather conditions, and the fact that the field did not commit to follow the pacemaker closely, excluded fast times and turned the race into a battle over the last 150m. The eventual winner, Robert Domanic (USA), came from way back the field, to clinch victory on the line, from Justyn Knight (CAN) and Sam Prakel (USA) and Ryan Gregson, the pre-race favourite, back in fourth place.

 

Overall the meeting was an huge success and, with the assistance of all the sponsors, especially BAM Construction, who this year became the title sponsor, gave the Cork public a night to remember. But it was Luvo Manyonga who gave the best moments to the crowd. Talks are already under way to bring him back for the 2020 meeting because "theres no show like a Luvo show" it seems, in international athletics in Cork at the moment.

 

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Luvo Manyonga, Republic of South Africa (RSA), receives the Athlete of the Meet award, the John O. Jagoe Memorial Trophy, in recognition of his Irish All-Comers Long Jump record of 8.20m

 

Videos

Cork City Sport's Video of entire meet

 

 

 

Photos from Other Races


Men's 200m B Race

 

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Women's 200m B Race

 200m women b Race 68th cork city sports 2019 13

 


Men's 400m Hurdles

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800m T54 Wheelchair Race

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Women's 3000m

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Men's 3000m

 3000m men 68th cork city sports 2019 8

 

Men's Open 3000m

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Men's 3000m Walk

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 Cork City Sports Technical Director, Liam O'Brien, mixing it with the Walkers in the early stages


Men 100m B Race

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Men 200m B Race

200m men b Race 68th cork city sports 2019 10

 

Women 100m B Race

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Women 200m B Race

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Women 100m Hurdles

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Relays

 

Livestream and TV Coverage - 68th Cork City Sports - Wednesday August 14th 2019

68th Cork City International Sports is Livestreamed and on Live on TG4

CIT Athletic Stadium, Cork

5:30pm Wednesday August 14th 2019

 

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If you can get there, please support this event, one of the few occasions on which you can see top Irish, European and World-Class athletes live, up-close and right on your doorstep!

If you can't be there in person, you can still follow the action on TV and Livestream:

 

bam cork city sports livestream 

Livestream on Cork City Sports Youtube Channel, from 5:40pm

 

Live TV

bam cork city sports tg4

Cork City Sports - International Athletics live on TG4/Sport TG4 from 7:15pm, with English-language commentary on corkcitysports.ie

 

 

68th cork city sports juvenile ticket 2019

Tickets are available at the Ground. There is FREE entry for accompanied kids (Under 12's)

 

Pat Fitz Band

 

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The Pat Fitz Band will be performing throughout the evening, at the BAM Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet, at CIT Athletics Stadium, on Wednesday August 14th. Gates open at 5pm

 

Cork Athletics Cross-Country Calendar - Autumn 2019

Autumn Cross-Country Fixtures Calendar 2019

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Cork Fixtures will have final confirmation, at it's Monthly County Board Meeting, on Wednesday September 4th. Athletics Ireland & Munster Athletics fixtures will be updated .....whenever (available)


 

At the top of the list are two fixtures, the Cork Athletics Cross-Country League. This is an innovation, introduced by Cork Athletics, in 2018. They have proved to be a nice less-competitive introduction to the Cross-Country season, for Juveniles and Adults alike.  These events will be held on Saturdays, starting at 1 pm. The first in the series, will be held on Saturday August 31st, starting at 1pm

 

Provisional Cross-Country Calendar 2019

Entry Forms - Entry Forms are NOT yet available...Please DON'T phone/email/contact officials...They DON'T have details yet!

EventVenueDayDate
Cork Athletics Winter Leagues - Day 1 Cork Athletics Grounds, Slieveroe, Riverstick Sat 31/08/2019
Cork Athletics Winter Leagues - Day 2 Cork Athletics Grounds, Slieveroe, Riverstick Sat 21/09/2019
North Cork AC Juvenile Cross County Meet Doneraile Park Sat 21/09/2019
East Cork Cross-County Championships TBA Sun 29/09/2019
West Cork Cross-County Championships TBA Sun 29/09/2019
County Novice Cross-County Championships Churchtown (Hosts: Churchtown Road Runners & Liscarroll AC) Sun 06/10/2019
County Juvenile Even-Age Cross-County Championships Churchtown (Hosts: Churchtown Road Runners & Liscarroll AC) Sun 06/10/2019
County Senior Cross-County Championships TBA Sun 13/10/2019
County Junior Cross-County Championships TBA Sun 13/10/2019
County Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-County Championships TBA Sun 13/10/2019
Munster Novice Cross-County Championships Limerick Sun 20/10/2019
Munster Under-23 Cross-County Championships Limerick Sun 20/10/2019
Munster Juvenile Even-Age Cross-County Championships Limerick Sun 20/10/2019
Autumn Open International Cross Country Dublin Sun 20/10/2019
County Intermediate Cross-County Championships TBA Sun 27/10/2019
County Juvenile 'B' Cross-County Championships TBA Sun 27/10/2019
County Masters Cross-County Championships TBA (Hosts: Duhallow AC) Sun 03/11/2019
County Novice 'B' Cross-County Championships TBA (Hosts: Duhallow AC) Sun 03/11/2019
County Juvenile Relay Cross-County Championships TBA (Hosts: Duhallow AC) Sun 03/11/2019
Munster Senior Cross-County Championships Cork Sun 10/11/19
Munster Juvenile Uneven Cross-County Championships Cork Sun 10/11/19
British and Irish Masters Cross-County Championships Southport, England Sun 16/11/19
Munster Masters Cross-County Championships Kerry Sun 17/11/19
Munster Juvenile Relay Cross-County Championships Kerry Sun 17/11/19
National Senior Cross-County Championships National Sports Campus, Abbottstown, Dublin Sun 24/11/19
National Junior Cross-County Championships National Sports Campus, Abbottstown, Dublin Sun 24/11/19
Munster Intermediate Cross-County Championships Tipperary Sun 01/12/19
Munster Juvenile 'B' Cross-County Championships Tipperary Sun 01/12/19
East Cork Novice Cross-County Championships TBA Sun 08/12/19
European Cross-County Championships Lisbon, Portugal Sun 08/12/19
National Novice Cross-County Championships TBA Sun 15/12/19
National Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-County Championships TBA Sun 15/12/19

 

 

Open Cross-Country Meet

This is a bit further afield...but may be of interest to someone looking to get in some competion experience before the XC season starts in earnest

EventVenueDayDate
Castlegar Open XC Merlin Woods City Park, Galway Sat 21/09/2019

 

Cross-Country Venue Details


Can all clubs hosting events please send details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as soon as available. Please send, when available, details on the precise venue, along with any other relevant information - 'drip feed' is fine ...please DON'T wait until every last detail has been finalised!

 

 

Stellar Line-Up for 100m - 68th Cork City Sports

100m - Blink and you Miss It!

68th Cork City Sports

CIT Athletic Stadium

5:30pm, Wednesday August 14th 2019

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Ameer Webb Christopher Belcher Demek Kemp

 
A star-studded field has been assembled for the 100m 'A' race, sponsored by Supervalu, at next Wednesday's Cork City Sports. Leading Irish athletes Marcus Lawlor and Leon Reid will be mixing it with Sidney Siame, Mark Boateng (Canada), Masito Lehate (Lesotho). The Man to beat is Ameer Webb, who has a 9.94 sec best, and has run 10.10 already this year and will be aiming to take the honours, while Christopher Belcher, with a 10.12sec 3rd in the US T&F Championships will also be in the mix. Another athlete with a fine showing this season, is Demek Kemp, who has run 10.03 sec.

Altogether, a Mouth-Watering 100m field. We could be in for some fireworks on Wednesday!



Programme - 68th Cork City Sports


Admission

Admission to the 68th Cork City Sports, sponsored by BAM, is €10 to the ground, and €15 to the stand. There is a concession of €5 for students and Senior Citizens, while Under-12s, accompanied by an adult, have free admission

 

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