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Registered Cork Athletics Events Week Ending Sun May 21st 2017

Registered Athletics Ireland Events in Cork This Week

Week Ending Sunday May 21st 2017

 

  registered cork athletics events week ending may 21st 2017

 

Tues, May 16th, 7pm  - Pre-Register & 'Practice Run' for Friday night's Kilcredan 5k Road Race

 

Thurs, May 18th  - Last Chance to enter Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon & Relay
Postal/Hand deliveries close 5pm, On-Line entry closes at 12 Midnight

Thurs, May 18th, 7pm - Eagle AC The Cheetah Run Juvenile 1 Mile Road Race

Thurs, May 18th, 8pm - Eagle AC The Cheetah Run 5k Road Race

Thurs, May 18th, 8pm  - Knocknagree 5k Road Race

 

Fri, May 19th, 8pm  - Kilcredan 5k Road Race

Sat, May 20th, 11am - Munster Schools T&F Championship

 

Sun, May 21st, 10:30am  - Blackwater 10 Mile Road Race

Sun, May 21st, 11:00am  - Cork Athletics Senior, Masters & Juvenile Combined Events T&F Championships


This Month's Registered Athletics Ireland Road Races

 

cork athletics find your race may 2017

Details of all Athletics Ireland Registered Road Races in Cork during May 2017

Cork Athletics Registration Figures - May 10th 2017

Record Cork Athletics Registration Figures - May 10th 2017

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As of yesterday, May 10th, Cork Athletics Registrations passed the 7,000 mark, with 7,007 registered Cork Athletics-Athletics Ireland members. In comparison with last year, the 7,000 mark wasn't exceeded until late August. The 2016 end of May figure was 6,481, while the May 2015 figure was 5,909, representing an increase of 8.6% on 2016, and 18.6% on 2015....and there's still almost three weeks to go to the end of May!

To date, fifty two of Cork's fifty three registered clubs have registered athletes, while Cork Athletics newest club, Ballinacurra Villagers AC, has, in the past few days, been set-up on the Athletics Ireland registration system. This will add further numbers, once their athletes are registered. 

 

At the May meeting of Cork Athletics County Board, Registrar, John Copithorne, said that many coaches and officials are continuing to be actively involved in Athletics,  but remain unregistered.

 Unregistered athletes, coaches and/or officials are NOT covered by the Athletics Ireland insurance for any purpose whatsoever, leaving those athletes, officials, coaches and clubs in a precarious position. 

Any club having difficulties registering their athletes should contact Cork Athletics Registrar, John Copithorne 0861713500

 

2017 Athletics Ireland Registrations are now Due

Clubs are reminded that 2017 registrations should be completed as soon as possible. There was a "grace period" of a few weeks, to allow sufficient time for re-registrations, whereby insurance cover continued, pending registration.  This "grace period" does NOT extend beyond January 31st and does NOT include competition.  Therefore any athlete remaining unregistered beyond January 31st is NOT covered by Athletics Irelands insurance, for ANY purpose, training or competition.


Clubs are urged to register all remaining unregistered personnel without further delay.

 

NB: The "grace period" covers official club, county, provincial and national training sessions.  It does NOT cover competition. All athletes competing in Championship or representative events MUST be registered.  Club Registrars are reminded that there is a new Registration System in operation.

 

Webmaster's Note: I have been 'Banging on' for ages about the Bandon Rugby Club case. The Irish Times reported on the case in April 1997.  Twenty years later, the judgement is still as relevant, and stands out as a warning to the consequences of not registering members of an organisation.  A further related Irish Times article advises clubs to ensure that members are registered.

 

Overall Registrations as at May 10th 2017

Leevale AC head the list, ahead of Bandon AC, with both club having over 500 registered members, and each over 200 registrations ahead of third placed Ballymore-Cobh AC, with Midleton AC in fourth position, and Youghal AC in fifth, with the latter three clubs all having over 300 registered members.  A further six clubs exceed the 200 registrations mark, and another sixteen clubs now have over 100 registered members.

 

ClubJuniorJuvenileSeniorMastersTotal
Leevale A.C. 16 389 85 113 603
Bandon A.C. 8 439 35 98 580
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 1 184 22 166 373
Midleton A.C. 0 159 18 140 317
Youghal A.C. 2 152 20 128 302
Togher A.C. 2 146 23 102 273
Belgooly A.C. 2 200 3 29 234
St. Catherine's A.C. 0 171 13 47 231
West Muskerry A.C. 1 185 8 37 231
North Cork A.C. 1 154 13 55 223
St. Nicholas A.C. 0 107 20 80 207
Mallow A.C. 1 1 20 173 195
Tracton A.C. 0 113 10 62 185
Ballincollig A.C. 0 118 7 45 170
Eagle A.C. 0 0 18 148 166
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 2 122 6 34 164
Clonakilty Road Runners 0 110 3 51 164
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 0 58 8 77 143
Ballintotis Fit4Life 0 1 16 120 137
St. Finbarrs A.C. 0 2 25 104 131
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 0 123 0 5 128
Skibbereen A.C. 0 106 5 16 127
Doheny A.C. 0 112 1 7 120
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 0 75 7 30 112
Old Abbey A.C. 2 103 1 6 112
Watergrasshill A.C. 0 0 21 85 106
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 0 0 31 71 102
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 0 12 82 94
Courcey A.C. 0 78 0 11 89
Millstreet A.C. 0 68 1 20 89
Bantry A.C. 0 34 15 38 87
Liscarroll A.C. 3 66 3 15 87
Durrus A.C. 0 55 2 20 77
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 0 66 0 9 75
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 0 61 2 8 71
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 2 11 52 65
Carrigtwohill 0 1 21 41 63
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 0 1 5 37 43
Duhallow A.C. 0 0 7 35 42
Galtee Runners A.C. 0 0 9 29 38
Fota Island Running Club 0 0 12 18 30
Buttevant R.C. 0 0 7 22 29
Donoughmore A.C. 0 0 1 28 29
Glanmire A.C. 0 23 0 2 25
Churchtown Road Runners 0 0 10 13 23
Rising Sun A.C. 0 1 0 22 23
East Cork A.C. 0 0 7 15 22
Garryvoe A.C. 0 0 5 12 17
Cork Mental Health A.C. 0 0 9 7 16
Shandrum A.C. 2 0 2 9 13
Abbey Striders A.C. 0 4 3 4 11
Cork Varsity A.C. 1 0 8 0 9
           
  44 3790 591 2578 7003

 

 

Juvenile/Junior Registrations as at May 10th 2017

As with the overall figures, Bandon AC and Leevale AC stand clear of the other clubs, while a total of nineteen clubs now have over 100 registered Juvenile/Junior members.

ClubJuniorJuvenileTotal
Bandon A.C. 8 439 447
Leevale A.C. 16 389 405
Belgooly A.C. 2 200 202
West Muskerry A.C. 1 185 186
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 1 184 185
St. Catherine's A.C. 0 171 171
Midleton A.C. 0 159 159
North Cork A.C. 1 154 155
Youghal A.C. 2 152 154
Togher A.C. 2 146 148
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 2 122 124
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 0 123 123
Ballincollig A.C. 0 118 118
Tracton A.C. 0 113 113
Doheny A.C. 0 112 112
Clonakilty Road Runners 0 110 110
St. Nicholas A.C. 0 107 107
Skibbereen A.C. 0 106 106
Old Abbey A.C. 2 103 105
Courcey A.C. 0 78 78
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 0 75 75
Liscarroll A.C. 3 66 69
Millstreet A.C. 0 68 68
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 0 66 66
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 0 61 61
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 0 58 58
Durrus A.C. 0 55 55
Bantry A.C. 0 34 34
Glanmire A.C. 0 23 23
Abbey Striders A.C. 0 4 4
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 2 2
Mallow A.C. 1 1 2
Shandrum A.C. 2 0 2
St. Finbarrs A.C. 0 2 2
Ballintotis Fit4Life 0 1 1
Carrigtwohill 0 1 1
Cork Varsity A.C. 1 0 1
Rising Sun A.C. 0 1 1
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 0 1 1

 

Senior/Master Registrations as at May10th 2017

Leevale AC top the list, closely followed Mallow AC, who leapfrog Ballymore Cobh AC this month, with thirteen clubs now having 100, or more, registered adult members.

ClubSeniorMastersTotal
Leevale A.C. 85 113 198
Mallow A.C. 20 173 193
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 22 166 188
Eagle A.C. 18 148 166
Midleton A.C. 18 140 158
Youghal A.C. 20 128 148
Ballintotis Fit4Life 16 120 136
Bandon A.C. 35 98 133
St. Finbarrs A.C. 25 104 129
Togher A.C. 23 102 125
Watergrasshill A.C. 21 85 106
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 31 71 102
St. Nicholas A.C. 20 80 100
Aghada Running Club ARC 12 82 94
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 8 77 85
Tracton A.C. 10 62 72
North Cork A.C. 13 55 68
Bweeng Trail Blazers 11 52 63
Carrigtwohill 21 41 62
St. Catherine's A.C. 13 47 60
Clonakilty Road Runners 3 51 54
Bantry A.C. 15 38 53
Ballincollig A.C. 7 45 52
West Muskerry A.C. 8 37 45
Duhallow A.C. 7 35 42
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 5 37 42
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 6 34 40
Galtee Runners A.C. 9 29 38
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 7 30 37
Belgooly A.C. 3 29 32
Fota Island Running Club 12 18 30
Buttevant R.C. 7 22 29
Donoughmore A.C. 1 28 29
Churchtown Road Runners 10 13 23
Durrus A.C. 2 20 22
East Cork A.C. 7 15 22
Rising Sun A.C. 0 22 22
Millstreet A.C. 1 20 21
Skibbereen A.C. 5 16 21
Liscarroll A.C. 3 15 18
Garryvoe A.C. 5 12 17
Cork Mental Health A.C. 9 7 16
Courcey A.C. 0 11 11
Shandrum A.C. 2 9 11
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 2 8 10
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 0 9 9
Cork Varsity A.C. 8 0 8
Doheny A.C. 1 7 8
Abbey Striders A.C. 3 4 7
Old Abbey A.C. 1 6 7
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 0 5 5
Glanmire A.C. 0 2 2
       
  591 2578 3169

Registered Cork Athletics Events Week Ending Sun May 14th 2017

Registered Athletics Ireland Events in Cork This Week

Week Ending Sunday May 14th 2017

 

  registered cork athletics events week ending may 14th 2017

 

Tues, May 9th, 7:30pm  - Streets of Fermoy 5k Road Race

Thurs, May 11th, 11:00am  - South Munster Schools T&F Championships 2017 - Day 2

 

Fri, May 12th - Cork City Marathon/Half-Marathon/Relay - Final Date for Entries

 

Sun, May 14th, 10:30am  - Bay Run Half Marathon

Sun, May 14th, 11:00am  - Bay Run 10k

Sun, May 14th, 11:00am  - Cork Athletics Juvenile T&F Championships - Day 2 2017


This Month's Registered Athletics Ireland Road Races

 

cork athletics find your race may 2017

Details of all Athletics Ireland Registered Road Races in Cork during May 2017

Cork Athletics Registration Figures - April 2017

Cork Athletics Monthly Registration Figures - April 2017

 

Cork Athletics Registration Plate 170502

 

Cork Athletics registrations, as at April 30th, stood at 6,782, 9.82% up on the corresponding 2016 figure of 6,175.  The figure in the plate above, 6,846 is today's figure, May 2nd 2017.  These figures demonstrate the sustained growth in Cork Athletics' Registered membership.


However established clubs, and their athletes, are reminded that unregistered athletes are NOT covered by the Athletics Ireland insurance for any purpose whatsoever, leaving those athletes and clubs in a precarious position.

 

 

Total Registrations April 30th 2017

Leevale AC top the standings, by a small margin, from Bandon AC.  Both clubs stand well ahead of all the other clubs, while Ballymore-Cobh AC and Midleton AC both exceed the 300 registered members mark.  Seven more clubs have over 200 members, while a further sixteen clubs have over 100 members.

ClubJuvJunMasSenTotal
Leevale A.C. 369 14 109 84 576
Bandon A.C. 425 7 97 35 564
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 169 1 159 22 351
Midleton A.C. 159 0 139 19 317
Youghal A.C. 146 2 128 19 295
Togher A.C. 146 2 102 23 273
Belgooly A.C. 200 2 29 3 234
West Muskerry A.C. 185 1 37 8 231
St. Catherine's A.C. 168 0 47 13 228
North Cork A.C. 144 1 55 13 213
St. Nicholas A.C. 106 0 80 20 206
Tracton A.C. 113 0 60 8 181
Mallow A.C. 1 1 153 16 171
Eagle A.C. 0 0 148 18 166
Ballincollig A.C. 115 0 42 7 164
Clonakilty Road Runners 110 0 51 3 164
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 119 2 32 6 159
Ballintotis Fit4Life 1 0 119 17 137
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 51 0 77 7 135
St. Finbarrs A.C. 2 0 104 25 131
Skibbereen A.C. 106 0 16 5 127
Doheny A.C. 112 0 7 1 120
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 111 0 5 0 116
Old Abbey A.C. 103 2 6 1 112
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 73 0 30 7 110
Watergrasshill A.C. 0 0 85 21 106
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 0 0 71 31 102
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 0 82 12 94
Millstreet A.C. 68 0 20 1 89
Liscarroll A.C. 66 3 15 3 87
Courcey A.C. 74 0 11 0 85
Bantry A.C. 28 0 37 14 79
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 60 0 9 0 69
Bweeng Trail Blazers 2 0 51 11 64
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 51 0 8 2 61
Carrigtwohill 1 0 38 21 60
Durrus A.C. 46 0 13 0 59
Duhallow A.C. 0 0 33 7 40
Galtee Runners A.C. 0 0 29 9 38
Fota Island Running Club 0 0 18 12 30
Buttevant R.C. 0 0 22 7 29
Donoughmore A.C. 0 0 28 1 29
Glanmire A.C. 23 0 2 0 25
Churchtown Road Runners 0 0 13 10 23
Rising Sun A.C. 1 0 22 0 23
East Cork A.C. 0 0 15 7 22
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 1 0 17 3 21
Garryvoe A.C. 0 0 12 5 17
Cork Mental Health A.C. 0 0 7 9 16
Shandrum A.C. 0 2 9 2 13
Abbey Striders A.C. 4 0 4 3 11
Cork Varsity A.C. 0 1 0 8 9
           
Totals 3659 41 2503 579 6782

 

 Junior/Juvenile Registrations

Bandon AC top the juvenile rankings, followed by Leevale

ClubJuvJunTotal
Bandon A.C. 425 7 432
Leevale A.C. 369 14 383
Belgooly A.C. 200 2 202
West Muskerry A.C. 185 1 186
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 169 1 170
St. Catherine's A.C. 168 0 168
Midleton A.C. 159 0 159
Togher A.C. 146 2 148
Youghal A.C. 146 2 148
North Cork A.C. 144 1 145
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 119 2 121
Ballincollig A.C. 115 0 115
Tracton A.C. 113 0 113
Doheny A.C. 112 0 112
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 111 0 111
Clonakilty Road Runners 110 0 110
Skibbereen A.C. 106 0 106
St. Nicholas A.C. 106 0 106
Old Abbey A.C. 103 2 105
Courcey A.C. 74 0 74
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 73 0 73
Liscarroll A.C. 66 3 69
Millstreet A.C. 68 0 68
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 60 0 60
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 51 0 51
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 51 0 51
Durrus A.C. 46 0 46
Bantry A.C. 28 0 28
Glanmire A.C. 23 0 23
Abbey Striders A.C. 4 0 4
Bweeng Trail Blazers 2 0 2
Mallow A.C. 1 1 2
Shandrum A.C. 0 2 2
St. Finbarrs A.C. 2 0 2
Ballintotis Fit4Life 1 0 1
Carrigtwohill 1 0 1
Cork Varsity A.C. 0 1 1
Rising Sun A.C. 1 0 1
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 1 0 1
Total 3659 41 3700

 

Adult Registrations

The adult standings are remarkably close, however Leevale AC has surged up the rankings to top the list

ClubMasSenTotal
Leevale A.C. 109 84 193
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 159 22 181
Mallow A.C. 153 16 169
Eagle A.C. 148 18 166
Midleton A.C. 139 19 158
Youghal A.C. 128 19 147
Ballintotis Fit4Life 119 17 136
Bandon A.C. 97 35 132
St. Finbarrs A.C. 104 25 129
Togher A.C. 102 23 125
Watergrasshill A.C. 85 21 106
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 71 31 102
St. Nicholas A.C. 80 20 100
Aghada Running Club ARC 82 12 94
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 77 7 84
North Cork A.C. 55 13 68
Tracton A.C. 60 8 68
Bweeng Trail Blazers 51 11 62
St. Catherine's A.C. 47 13 60
Carrigtwohill 38 21 59
Clonakilty Road Runners 51 3 54
Bantry A.C. 37 14 51
Ballincollig A.C. 42 7 49
West Muskerry A.C. 37 8 45
Duhallow A.C. 33 7 40
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 32 6 38
Galtee Runners A.C. 29 9 38
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 30 7 37
Belgooly A.C. 29 3 32
Fota Island Running Club 18 12 30
Buttevant R.C. 22 7 29
Donoughmore A.C. 28 1 29
Churchtown Road Runners 13 10 23
East Cork A.C. 15 7 22
Rising Sun A.C. 22 0 22
Millstreet A.C. 20 1 21
Skibbereen A.C. 16 5 21
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 17 3 20
Liscarroll A.C. 15 3 18
Garryvoe A.C. 12 5 17
Cork Mental Health A.C. 7 9 16
Durrus A.C. 13 0 13
Courcey A.C. 11 0 11
Shandrum A.C. 9 2 11
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 8 2 10
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 9 0 9
Cork Varsity A.C. 0 8 8
Doheny A.C. 7 1 8
Abbey Striders A.C. 4 3 7
Old Abbey A.C. 6 1 7
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 5 0 5
Glanmire A.C. 2 0 2
       
Total 2503 579 3082

Cork City Sports Sonia O’Sullivan 3K Challenge

Sonia O’Sullivan 3K Challenge

66th Cork City Sports

CIT Track

Tuesday July 18th 2017

 

 cork city sports sonia o sullivan track

 

Cork City Sports Website

Cork City Sports Facebook Page

Cork City Sports on Twitter

 

Cork Athletics Homepage

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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

Race Calendar / Fixtures List - Athletics Ireland Registered Events

 

Road Races This Month - May 2017

 

cork athletics find your race may 2017



Cork City Sports 2017 - Provisional Meet Program

Men: 100m, 200m, 800m, 1 mile, 3000m, 400m hurdles, 3000m walk High Jump, Long Jump and Shot Putt

Women: 100m, 200m, 800m, 3000m, High Jump and Hammer

Junior Men: 1500m

Junior Women: 800m

Men: Open 3000m

 

 


Cork City Sports Release

Sonia O’Sullivan 3K Challenge

At the 1987 Cork City Sports, a young Sonia O’ Sullivan set a National Junior Record of 9:01, in the 3000m. This performance put Sonia on the map, and launched the career of the greatest athlete Ireland has ever produced.

Thirty years on, this Junior Record still stands. For the 2017 Cork City Sports, Sonia is laying down a challenge to all clubs to enter a team of junior girls to run a 3k relay, in an attempt to break her thirty-year-old 9:01 record.

The team must consist of five junior female athletes, from the same club, who will each run 600m. Cork City Sports is delighted to include this 3K challenge in the 2017 programme.

Clubs interested in submitting teams should This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Registered Cork Athletics Events Week Ending Sun May 7th 2017

Registered Athletics Ireland Events in Cork This Week

Week Ending Sunday May 7th 2017

 

  registered cork athletics events week ending may 7th 2017

 
 

Mon, May 1st, 6pm, Drimoleague - Drimoleague 'Wild Duck Festival' 5k 2017

Wed, May 3rd, 10am & 7pm - Entries Open for Eagle AC's Cheetah Run, Fota Wildlife Park

Thurs, May 4th, 11am, CIT Track - South Munster Schools T&F Championships 2017 - Day 1

Thurs, May 4th, 8pm, Midleton - Joe Hourigan Memorial Midleton 5 Mile Road Race 2017

Sat, May 6th, 11am, CIT Track - Leevale Sports - Junior & Senior T&F


Sun May 7th, 12:00 noon, Bweeng   - Bweeng 5k and 10k Road Races

This Month's Registered Athletics Ireland Road Races

 

cork athletics find your race may 2017

Details of all Athletics Ireland Registered Road Races in Cork during May 2017

Cork City Marathon Entry Deadline Extended to Thursday May 18th

Final Closing Date for Cork City Marathon Extended

Thursday May 18th 2017

 

Cork City Marathon Header 2017 Extended

 

The final closing date for the 2017 Cork City Marathon has been extended until this day week, Thursday May 18th.  Postal and hand-delivered entries will be accepted up to 5pm on Thursday, but cannot be accepted after that date/time.  On-Line entries will remain open until midnight on Thursday May 18th


Course Information

Course information, including maps, photographs and general information, on Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relay Legs, on Cork Athletics website

 

 

 

Cork Half Marathon Start 2017a


View facing those on the Start-Line of the 2017 Cork City Half-Marathon - essentially the finish point of the Evening Echo Mini-Marathon

 


Enter Cork City Marathon/Half/Relay 2017

 

Cork City Marathon Website

Cork City Marathon Facebook Page

 

Cork Athletics Homepage

Cork Athletics Facebook page

 

Half Marathon Visitors 2017a

 

International Racewalkers Rob Heffernan and Alex Wright, accompanied by Liam O'Reilly, checking out the 2017 Half-Marathon Start

 

 

Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon Press release

By Hopkins Communications

ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET…ALMOST READY TO GO!

-Due to the influx in entry enquires, the 2017 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon has extended its registration deadline to Thursday 18th May -

11th May 2017: The hotly-anticipated 2017 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is just around the corner and the level of entries to date has surpassed all expectations.  After a decade of participants marking the end of their June Bank Holiday weekend crossing the finish line of the Cork City Marathon, organisers have answered the requests from past and potential participants to move this iconic race to Sunday 4th June. This date change has indeed proved to be extremely popular among runners and walkers alike who are flocking to the registration page to add this bucket list event to their diaries. In light of this surge in late entries and registration enquires from those interested in taking part, organisers have made the decision to extend the deadline for entries from Friday 12th May to Thursday 18th May. Entries are now due in by midnight for online entries and postal entries received on or before 5pm on Thursday 18th May.

With almost 10,000 participants last year and increased numbers expected for 2017 in the Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay, Inter-Services Championships and Youth Challenge, the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon has firmly secured its place on the Irish sporting calendar as one of the must-attend events of the year.  Over the years, the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon has become more than a marathon, recognised for its inclusivity. It’s for runners, walkers, wheelchair athletes, fitness enthusiasts and supporters. It is for those looking for a way to get fit, to set a new personal best; a way to raise money for a local charity or a fun day out with family and friends.

The marathon is a platform for outstanding achievements and unforgettable memories and this year will be no different.  Among those already registered to take on this sporting challenge are some amazing individuals such as Boston Firefighter Greg MacCurtain, great grandnephew of the former Lord Mayor of Cork Tomas MacCurtain, who will be running his first ever marathon with 6 year old daughter Abby, in her modified wheelchair.  Abby is battling Leigh’s Disease, which is a rare inherited neurometabolic disorder that affects the central nervous system, but won’t stop her taking to the streets of Cork this June! Others are running on behalf of some very worthwhile charities such as 26-year-old Cobh native, Niall Kavanagh who is running to raise money and awareness for Cork Mental Health Foundation. Some participants are running to fulfil their own personal goals, for example New Jersey athlete, Daniel McCann who is in pursuit of joining the prestigious Seven Continents Club. He has competed the Great Wall of China Marathon and the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon will secure a special spot as his first Europe Marathon. Many runners who take part in the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon are touched by the sense of community, spirit and atmosphere which surrounds this special race, just like Kildare man, Peter Mooney, who has run all the Cork City Marathons since the race returned to the city in the mid-2000s.

Speaking in relation to the entry extension, Race Director, Jim O’Donovan urged those who have not yet done so to make use of this window to secure their place on the starting line. “I would encourage individuals of all ages, levels and abilities who have not registered yet, to make use of this entry extension and get involved in the 2017 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon. It will be a fantastic day in the city and a great way for participants to take in the iconic Cork sights and sounds as they take to the streets. We’re calling on everyone, from first timers to professional athletes, to lace up your trainers and we look forward to seeing you at the start and finish line!”

Now in its 11th year, the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is an internationally-recognised marathon welcoming participants from home and abroad, with certification from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).  Cork is a qualifying race for, amongst others, the prestigious Boston City Marathon. The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is a City Council initiative in partnership with Athletics Ireland, Cork Business Houses Athletics Association (BHAA), An Garda Síochána, Cork Education & Training Board, the HSE, Cork City Fire Service, Voluntary First Aid & Medical bodies such as St. John Ambulance, Irish Red Cross, Order of Malta, and Civil Defence, as well as local groups and communities.

The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon organisers are delighted with the number of seasoned and first-time participants who have registered for this year’s race. They hope that this deadline extension will ease the pressure for those still needing to enter and would encourage those thinking about taking part to register and become a part of this memorable day of personal achievement and community. Remember, this is more than a marathon so entries are still open for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay, Inter-Services Championships and Youth Challenge. Register now or find out more information on the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon 2017 online at www.corkcitymarathon.ie. For helpful training tips or to share your Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon journey follow them on Facebook and Instagram\corkcitymarathon or on Twitter @TheCorkMarathon #MoreThanAMarathon

 

About the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon

The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon was revived in 2007 after a break of 21 years. It reflected a growing interest or a rekindling of interest in road running that had peaked in the mid-1980s but had waned in the intervening years.  

One of the innovations in the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon was the inclusion of a Team Relay challenge, with teams of between two and five members combining to cover the 26.2 mile distance. In 2013, a Youth Team Relay was introduced, providing an opportunity for young people between the ages of 16 and 18 to participate in what is one of the most challenging and rewarding sporting and personal achievements.

End of Release

 

Status of Entries

Entries have been coming in at a brisk rate, with the original entry closing date set for tomorrow, Friday 12th, with many in a bit of a panic to book their place, so the extension of the closing date may come as a relief to some.

 

As of today, Marathon entries are up 11% on 2016, while entries for the Half-Marathon are up over 17%, while entries for the Relay are marginally up on 2016.  These increases in entries are very welcome, while the Half-Marathon increase is particularly welcome. 

 

Course Measurement & Management/Stewarding

The Marathon route measurement, by John Quigley AIMS/IAAF Grade B Measurer has been completed, and marking of the course, by Kevin Cummins, Cork BHAA, is in progress at the momemnt, with Mile marks, painted on the roads, popping up all over the city.


Half-Marathon

The Half-Marathon route essentially follows the Marathon route, apart from the first 1.5 Miles approx.  This year, the Half-Marathon starts on Monaghan Road, by Kennedy Park, and heads directly east, with no turns/complications in the start area.


Change to a Sunday

The change to Sunday has also brought personnel resource complications; Sunday generally means a significantly reduced Garda availability, so more non-Garda personnel are required to manage/steward the route.  Further pressure is being put on resources as there is a Munster Athletics Championship event in Ennis, on Marathon day, depleting the Cork Athletics crew, and, in particular, experienced key personnel.  Consequently Cork Athletics is asking for volunteers to assist on the day.  Indeed volunteers are not limited to Cork Athletics, as another Cork City Marathon partner, Cork BHAA, and the Cork City Marathon itself also seek volunteers, so, if you are available, why not approach any of the groups.


Cork Athletics Call for Stewards

Cork Athletics and Cork BHAA, two of the Partners in the Cork City Marathon, urgently seek volunteer stewards for the event.  If you are available for a couple of hours on the day, please don't hesitate to come forward.

Cork Athletics Article April 19th 2017

Cork Athletics urgently seeks volunteer stewards for the forthcoming Cork City Marathon, on Sunday June 4th.  This year, the Marathon moves to a Sunday.  A consequence of the Sunday event is a significant reduction of available Gardai. On top of this, the normal Cork Athletics stewarding cover will also be badly hit, due to a clash with Munster Juvenile T&F Championships, in Ennis on the same day, as many regular stewards will be officiating in Ennis, or accompanying/supervising their club's Juvenile athletes to the Championships.

Clubs and individuals should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0872354836




 

Timing Officials Course May 2017

Timing Course - May 2017

 

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Cork Athletics intends holding a Timing course next week, on Wednesday 17th May, from 6:30pm, in CIT. The basics are that it will involve the Wednesday evening, and a Saturday morning, the day of the Munster Schools Track and Field Championships, on Saturday May 20th.


The course will be conducted by Karl O'Connell, who was, at last month's Athletics Ireland Annual Congress, along with Tim Ahern (Blarney-Inniscarra AC) and Padraig Kelly (Ballincollig AC), presented with his IAAF Level 1 (Athletics Ireland Level 5) certificate.  

The evening session will deal with cabling and equipment set-up, while the Saturday morning session will be a real-time practical, in competition, session.

The intent of the course is to train-up new timing officials, to increase the pool of available Timing Officials. The course is open to all registered Athletics Ireland members. Those interested in doing this course should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as soon as possible.

 

Timing Officials Course

The course will start with an introduction, the basic principles of the setup and operating - this is probably the easy part, it is only with practice and having to deal with issues that people will learn the system.


This approach is taken throughout the Athletics Ireland structure, Paul Stack for example would have started with county championships, then moved to Munster events, and eventually to National operator. So there is potential for operators to progress.  Donal Murnane is another operator who has been trained , and is accredited for events up to Munster championships.

There are a number of Munster Championships, in CIT, during June, and these can be used as training days.  Two systems would be used in parallel, the training system and the official system.  This takes the pressure of the operators.  Small groups, 2 or 3 max, would be involved in the practical sessions. This means they will actually operate the system, as opposed to just watching.  Depending on the numbers interested, the training will be spread out over a period, to ensure that groups involved in the practical sessions are kept small.

 

Timing Officials Progression


It is hoped that newly trained officials would then progress onto the Athletics Ireland technology officials training, where other topics would be introduced; EDM, Field Terminals, Meet Manager systems, false start etc.  Athletics Ireland Technical Officials range from Level 1 to 5, anf from there, to IAAF certification

 

Cork Athletics would hope to identify how many on the night have an aptitude for it and want to continue.  Unfortunately this is not a quick training and away you go, it takes time, practice and patience.

Cork Athletics County Juvenile Championships - Day 2 - Sunday May 14th 2017

Next Sunday, May 14th 2017, Day 2 of Cork Athletics County Juvenile Championships will be held in CIT.  Cork Athletics invites persons interested in Timing to come forward and observe/assist in the meet timing.  Those interested should make themselves known, on the day, to Cork Athletics Chairman, Bill Allen

 

Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month March 2017 Emma Coffey

Emma Coffey is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for March 2017

River Lee Hotel

Friday May 5th 2017

 

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Emma Coffey, with her parents Eimear and Philip

Emma Coffey, Carraig na bhFear AC, is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for March 2017

 

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

 

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Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month - March 2017 - Award Citation

The Cork City Sports Athlete for the Month of March is Emma Coffey (Carraig na bhFear AC).

 

March 2017 Citation:

At the Irish Juvenile Indoor Track and Field Championships, Emma vaulted a height of 3.25m, to win the Girls Under-17 Pole Vault competition. This was the culmination of a very impressive indoor season, at her specialist event, for Emma

 

This afternoon, Friday May 5th, 2017, Emma Coffey, Carraig na bhFear AC, was the recipient of the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for March 2017, presented at a function in the River Lee. 

 

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Emma Coffey, flanked by Carraig-na-bhFear AC officers Noreen Murphy, Ger Foley, and her father Philip, Chairman of Carraig-na-bhFear AC

Emma was accompanied at the function by her parents, Eimear and Philip Coffey, and her sisters Maria, Orla and Hannah, along with her Coach Eamonn Flanagan (Old Abbey AC) and Carraig na bhFear AC representatives Noreen Murphy and Ger Foley.

 

Photos

Photos from the event, on Cork Athletics Flickr account

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Emma Coffey, with Cork City Sports Officers, Tony O'Connell, Shay Curtin, Kevin McGeary (96 and 103FM), Nicola Cullinane (Evening Echo), Michael O'Connell and Terry O'Rourke

 

Video Interview

Interview with Emma Coffey, conducted by John Walshe and John Quigley, on Cork Athletics Vimeo account

Interview with Emma Coffey Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month March 2017 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.

Entries for Cheetah Run Open 10am Wed May 3rd 2017

 

Entries for Eagle AC's Cheetah Run Open 10am Wed May 3rd

Entries: 10am & 7pm Wed May 3rd

Event: Fota Wildlife Park, 8pm Thurs May 18th 2017

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Cheetah Run Promo 2017

 Paralympian Niamh McCarthy (Eagle AC), with juvenile athletes from Belgooly AC, at the recent launch of The Cheetah Run
 
 

Cheetah Run Entries

NB Eagle website indicates that Entry Opens at 11am = IGNORE
Entry Link is live (until race sells out)

Entries for this year's Cheetah Run open at 10am, on Wednesday May 3rd, with 450 places on offer, only via online entry.  Entry will close automatically, once the 450 places have been filled.  A further 450 places will be available, when the Entry Link reopens, at 7pm on Wednesday May 3rd.  Again, the link will close automatically, once the second tranche of entries has been filled.

The link will open on the Eagle AC website only.  Do NOT waste valuable time coming to this, or any other, website, as you will only be redirected to the link on the Eagle AC website.

  The Cheetah Run 2017
Event Information on Cork Athletics Race Calendar

 

Cheetah Run Juvenile Race

There is a Juvenile 1 Mile race at 7:15. Entries for this also open at 10am and again at 7pm

 

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This Month's Registered Athletics Ireland Road Races

 

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Details of all Athletics Ireland Registered Road Races in Cork during May 2017

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Busy Month!! No fewer than 10 Road Races and 11 T&F Meets to choose from during May, with several events comprising of two or more distinct events

 

Drimoleague - 6pm, Monday May 1st

Drimoleague 'Wild Duck Festival' 5k 2017

 

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The Cheetah Run

Online Entries - 10am & 7pm Wed May 3rd

Eagle AC The Cheetah Run 5k Road Race

 

Cheetah Run Promo 2017

 

 

CIT Track - 11am, Thursday May 4th

South Munster Schools T&F Championships 2017 - Day 1

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Midleton - 8pm, Thurs May 4th

Joe Hourigan Memorial Midleton 5 Mile Road Race 2017

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CIT Track - 11am Sat May 6th

Leevale Sports - Junior & Senior T&F

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CIT Track - 11am Sun May 7th

Cork Athletics Juvenile T&F Championships - Day 1 2017

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Bweeng - 12 noon, Sun May 7th

Bweeng 5k and 10k Road Races

Bweeng 10k Road Race Flyer 2017

 

 

Fermoy - 7:30pm Tuesday May 9th

Streets of Fermoy 5k Road Race streets of fermoy 5k 2017

 

 

CIT Track - 11am, Thurs May 11th

South Munster Schools T&F Championships 2017 - Day 2

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City Hall - Fri May 12th

Closing date for Cork City Marathon

Cork City Marathon & Relay and Half-Marathon

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CIT Track - 11am Sun May 14th

Cork Athletics Juvenile T&F Championships - Day 2 2017

 

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Fota Wildlife Park - 8pm Thurs May 18th

Eagle AC - The Cheetah Run 5k Road Race

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Kilcredan, Ballymacoda - 8pm Fri May 19th

Kilcredan 5k Road Race

Kilcredan 5k Road Race Flyer 2017s

 

 

CIT Track - 11am Sat May 20th

Irish Life Health Munster Schools T&F Championship 2017

 

 

Clondulane, Fermoy - 10:30am Sun May 21st


Blackwater 10 Mile Road Race 2017

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CIT Track - 11am Sun May 21st

Cork Athletics Senior, Masters & Juvenile B T&F Championships 2017

 

 

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Farran Wood - 7:30pm Thurs May 25th

Ballincollig 5k - Kilbonane NS 2017

 

 

Ballyandreen - 8pm Thurs May 25th

Ballyandreen 5 Mile Road Race

 

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Ballyhooly, Fermoy - 7:15pm Fri May 26th

John Hartnett 10k Road Race

John Hartnett 10k Road Race Flyer 2017

 

 

Macroom - 2pm Sat May 27th

West Muskerry AC Sports

West Muskerry AC Sports Flyer 2017

 

 

CIT Track - 11am Sun May 28th

Cork Athletics Multi-Events, Relays & Junior T&F Championships 2017

 

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CIT Track - 7:45pm Mon 29th May
Cork Athletics Graded Leagues 2017 - Round 2 - Sponsored by John Buckley Sports

 

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McCarthy Wright and Heffernan Selected for World Championships

Cork Trio among Athletics Ireland Walks and Marathon Squad for World Championships

London

August 4th-13th 2017

 

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Claire McCarthy (Leevale AC) Alex Wright (Leevale AC) Rob Heffernan (Togher AC)

 

Claire McCarthy (Leevale AC), Alex Wright (Leevale AC) and Rob Heffernan (Togher AC) are among those selected to represent Ireland at next August's World Athletics Championships, which will be held in London, from August 4th to 13th, 2017

 

Athletics Ireland Press Release - Feidhlim Kelly

Walks and Marathon Selections for World Championships in London

Heffernan to lead endurance squad in London

Athletics Ireland is delighted to announce initial selections for the race walk and marathon for the World Athletics Championships in London in August.

Robert Heffernan (Togher) will lead a strong team of 50km race walkers alongside Brendan Boyce (Letterkenny) and Alex Wright (Leevale).

There is a full complement of men in the marathon with Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock), Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders) and Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham WSAF) selected.

On the women’s side Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) and Claire McCarthy (Leevale) have been selected for the classic distance.

High Performance Director Paul McNamara was pleased with the selections and said:

“I’m delighted to see an increase in the number of athletes selected for the pure endurance events at World Championship level, and the earlier selection date in 2017 allows selected athletes to now turn the focus of their attention to specific preparation for August’s World Championship.

"The Walks have proved to be the most successful event group at major championships for some time now and Rob, Alex and Brendan are a world class trio of 50km competitors who will make a big impact in London.

"I’m excited that the men’s Marathon sees a full complement of three athletes selected for the second global championships in-a-row. Paul and Mick will have benefitted enormously from their experience in Rio while Sean deserves particular commendation for his breakthrough in London this past Sunday.

"On the women’s side, Fionnuala had a superb Olympic Marathon, but may yet choose to focus on 10,000m for London 2017, while Claire will make her first appearance on the global stage after her breakthrough in Berlin in September.  It’s important to acknowledge the contribution of Marathon Mission as a factor in the rapidly improving quality and depth in Irish marathoning and Athletics Ireland look forward to supporting them in this regard and to a fruitful relationship for the benefit of our elite athletes and coaches going forward.”

 

World Championships Marathon and 50km Walks Selection

The Selection of the Marathon and the 50km Walks for the World Championships to take place in London from 4-13 August 2017 is as follows:

 

Men's 50km Walks

Alex Wright (Leevale AC)

Brendan Boyce (Letterkenny AC)

Robert Heffernan (Togher AC)

 

Men's Marathon

Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrocks AC)

Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders AC)

Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham WSAF AC)

 

Women's Marathon

Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole AC)

Clare Gibbons McCarthy (Leevale AC)

Selection policy

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