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Rio 2016 Athletics Ireland Day 7 Report

Rio Olympics - Athletics Ireland Day 7 Report

Rio de Janeiro, Thursday August 18th 2016

Athletics Ireland report by Feidhlim Kelly

Thomas Barr Rio 2016 Olympic 400m Hurdles Final min

Fantastic Fourth for Thomas Barr

Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) put in the performance of his life to finish a fantastic fourth in the final of the 400m Hurdles at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in a new national record of 47.97 seconds today (August 18).

Barr was delighted with what was arguably the greatest Irish men’s track and field performance of the modern era.

“Aw lads, so close,” said a delighted Barr afterwards. “Close but no cigar this time round. I’m absolutely thrilled with what’s my first Olympics. 47 seconds, that really puts me on the map.”

 

Video - Thomas Barr talks to RTE Sport after the Race

Video - Thomas Barr talks to Athletics Ireland after the Race

 

Barr’s 47.97 clocking is truly world class territory – the last athlete not to medal running sub 48 was in Atlanta in 1996 by Sweden's Sven Nylander in 47.98 who also finished fourth. Until today, only one athlete since 2013 has run under 48 seconds. The last time four athletes went under 48 seconds was fifteen years ago.

The Ferrybank athlete has struggled through much of the year with injuries but an 11 week block of training masterminded by his coaches Haley and Drew Harrison has paid dividends alongside his support team.

“It’s been absolutely immense,” he said. “It’s been a tough year. I’d like to thank everyone who has stood by me – especially in the tough times. My coaches Haley and Drew (Harrison) have gotten me into such good fitness – not just for one good race but for three good races and a new national record of 47 seconds.

“I’d like to give a big thanks to my physio Emma Gallivan and my friends and my housemates. For all the support for the last three or four days from the fans has been absolutely fantastic.”
Thomas Barr's races by numbers

48.93
48.39 NR
47.97 NR

Rio 2016 Athletics Ireland Day 5 Report

Rio Olympics - Athletics Ireland Day 5 Report

Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday August 16th 2016

Athletics Ireland report by Feidhlim Kelly

Brilliant Barr Makes History in Rio

Thomas Barr Wins Rio Olympic 400mH Semi Final min

Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) became the first Irish athlete since Bob Tisdall in 1932 to make an Olympic sprint final after a breath taking performance to win his 400m Hurdles semi-final in a new national record of 48.39 seconds.

Thomas Barr Interviewed by David Gillick

“I’m shaking like a leaf. I’m delighted,” said an ecstatic Barr afterwards. “I went in really relaxed and I was able to track Karsten Warholm (Norway) on my outside. I know I’ve a really good finish. I’m not being cocky. I was smiling coming over that last hurdle.”

The Ferrybank star was in fourth place coming into the home straight but produced a sizzling finish to win his semi and go into the final as the third fastest qualifier.

“Anything is possible now,” he said. “I want to thank my coach Haley Harrison and Emma Gallivan (Athletics Ireland/Sport Ireland physio) for all the physio and pushing me on. I’ll rest up now and get ready for the final.”

The men’s 400m hurdles final takes place on Thursday (August 18) at 4pm Irish time – making it a midday start in Rio. Barr has been drawn in lane 4 for the final. Bob Tisdall also ran in the 400m Hurdles and won gold.

400m Hurdles Final

The final takes place tomorrow, Thursday, at 4pm Irish time. Barr has earned a great lane draw of Lane 4.

 

Tori Pena Rio Olympics 2016 Womens Pole Vault min

 

Pena Bows Out in Pole Vault Qualifying

Tori Pena (Finn Valley) was unable to qualify for the women’s Olympic pole vault final, after finishing 14th in Group B with a best of 4.30m (August 16).

Pena had a first time clearance at 4.15m, before advancing on to 4.30m, which she cleared on her second attempt. Unfortunately she had three failures at 4.45m.

The Finn Valley athlete has had an improved season on the international stage – she was close to qualifying for the European Championships final in Amsterdam in July. Today’s performance consolidated her progression. This was Pena’s second Olympics, having competed in London.

To date this has been Ireland’s most successful Olympics on the track since 1996, with four athletes progressing through the first round, including Sara Treacy (Dunboyne) making the women’s 3,000m steeplechase final. Mark English and Ciara Mageean (both UCD) made the 800m and 1500m semi-finals respectively. Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) is bidding to qualify for the final of the 400m hurdles tonight.

Thomas Barr

 

Schedules:

Tuesday, August 16th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 5

Thomas Barr (Ferrybank AC) goes in the 400m Hurdles at 01:30am on Wednesday morning.

 

Wednesday, August 17th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 6

Ciara Everard (UCD AC) goes in Round 1 of the Women's 800m at 14:55 Irish time


Full Olympic Athletics Schedule and Timetable

Athletics Ireland Reports

 

Registered Cork Athletics Events Week Ending Sunday August 21st 2016

Registered Athletics Ireland Events - Week Ending Sunday August 21st

Events Weekend August 21st 2016 min

This week's Registered Athletics Ireland Events

 

After last week's feast of nine events, this is a relatively quieter week, with 'just' 5 race venues on offer:
On Friday, August 19th, there is a choice of two races: Liscarroll Open 10k and Coachford Autumn Festival 5

 

Liscarroll AC Road Race Flyer 2016 Coachford Autumn Festival 5 Mile Road Race Flyer 2016

 

Saturday 20th: scenic Rostellan sees the inaugural East Cork Harbour Marathon Series, with a Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10k

East Cork Harbour Marathon FB Banner 2016

 

Sunday 20th: Locally, Skibbereen AC hold their annual Noreen McCarthy Memorial 10k. Further afield, in Tullamore, the Glohealth National Masters T&F Championships take place.

Glohealth National Masters Track and Field Championships Schedule 2016 Skibbereen 10k Road Race Flyer 2016 min

Rio 2016 Athletics Ireland Day 3 Report

Rio Olympics - Athletics Ireland Day 3 Report

Rio de Janeiro, Sunday August 14th 2016
Irish Rio Olympics Womens Marathon Team min

Athletics Ireland report by Feidhlim Kelly

McCormack Excellent 20th in Olympic Marathon

Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) finished an excellent 20th place in the women’s marathon in a personal best of 2:31:22 in searing heat at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (August 14).

The Wicklow woman was backed up ably by Lizzie Lee (Leevale) 57th in 2:39:57 and Breege Connolly (North Belfast Harriers) 76th in 2:44:41.

This was Fionnuala McCormack’s third Olympic Games (3,000m steeplechase in Beijing 2008; 5,000m/10,000m in London 2012) and one which she believes is her best yet.

“It was tough but it was nice to be top 20 and I think it’s my best Olympics to date,” said McCormack. “Maybe I’m just lucky,” she continued with regards her ability to perform well in hot conditions. “It doesn’t phase me before the start. I know I can actually run in it.”

McCormack finished an excellent 14th at the World Cross Country Championships in Mombasa in 2007 and 16th in Punta Umbria in 2011 – both hot and testing conditions.

This was the Kilcoole athlete’s third marathon and her second in a championship – something which she prefers to the major marathon road circuit.  

“I like the championships,” she said “It’s racing rather than time trialling. I love running for my country. I think it was a very good course.” McCormack made her marathon debut at the European Championships in Zurich finishing 10th in 2:31:46 – her previous best time before today.


Irish Runner Video

Lizzie Lee was delighted with her top 60 position in brutal conditions. “I’m absolutely delighted,” she affirmed. “Sub 2:40 was the plan. It was so tough in the closing stages. We all felt it tough out there. It’s so hot out there. I’m an Olympian and no one can take that away from me.”

Leitrim’s Breege Connolly was equally delighted with her performance and was vastly ahead of her ranking in going into the race which had 158 competitors.

“It’s been the best running week of my life,” said Connolly afterwards who was pleased her hard work building up to the event paid off. “It was tough and I went to Monte Gordo (in Portugal) warm weather training. Nothing can prepare you properly for racing in the heat but I’m delighted with my run. It’s a relief after all the hard work.”

IAAF Marathon Report

 

Ciara Mageean Rio Olympic Semi 2016 min

Mageean’s Olympic Dream Comes to an End

Ciara Mageean’s (UCD) brave bid to become Ireland’s first female Olympic 1500m Finalist ended with an 11th place finish in the first semi-final in 4:08.07.

“I’m very disappointed,” said Mageean afterwards in a race won by one of the medal-favourites Faith Kipyegon in 4:03.95. The first five in each semi-final and the two next fastest non-automatic qualifiers advanced to the final.

“My preparation went really well and I’m upset I couldn’t deliver an Irish 1500m finalist. I got up in the qualifying positions and I was there with 200m to go but I just didn’t have the finish.

“I promise I’ll be back fitter, stonger and faster next year. These girls have three or four years of excellent running behind them. I’m disappointed but I will be back.”

It has been an excellent season for the Down woman who won European bronze in Amsterdam in July and has a platform to build on into next season. 

Athletics Timetables, including Irish Athletes event times

Sunday, August 14th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 3

Monday, August 15th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 4

Rio 2016 Athletics Ireland Day 1 Report

Rio Olympics - Athletics Ireland Day 1 Report

Rio de Janeiro, Friday August 12th 2016

 Alex Wright

 

Athletics Ireland report by Feidhlim Kelly

English Sails Through to Olympic Semi-Final

Mark English (UCD) put in an impressive display to qualify automatically for the semi-finals of the 800m finishing third in heat 6 in 1:46.40 at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro today (August 12).

English ran an excellent tactical race to come through the field and finish in the top three automatic qualifying positions. Brandon McBride (Canada) won the heat in 1:45.99 with European silver medallist Marcin Lewandowski (Poland) second in 1:46.35.

“You have to trust your own race plan and preparation went really well in Uberlandia,” said a composed English afterwards. The Irish team had a training camp in Uberlandia and arrived to the Village three days before the Championships. “The weather was good in Uberlandia and I practiced getting up early in the morning to get ready for the race.”  

The race was on at 10:55am Irish time and pre-race nerves provided the perfect adrenaline rush for the UCD medical student on his Olympic debut.

“I was nervous beforehand but you want that adrenaline,” said English who runs in the semi-final tomorrow (August 13th) at 22:05 Brazilian time and 2:05am Irish time.

“I treated that race like a final. I’ll need to run 1:44 to make the final.”

 

Battling Performance by Wright on Olympic Debut

Alex Wright (Leevale) put in a battling performance on his Olympic debut to finish 46th in the men’s 20km race walk in 1:25:25 in Rio de Janeiro today (August 12).

The race was won by Zhen Wang of China in 1:19:14. Wright was slightly disappointed with his performance but all his training is geared towards the 50km next Friday (August 19).

“I’m slightly disappointed with the result but all my training is geared towards the 50km next week,” said Wright afterwards. “This was difficult today. I wasn’t fully in control but I ground it out. I’ve been quite nervous all week. I feel more confident for next week and know what’s to come for next week. I’ll take the positives out of today.”

The 1km circuit proved problematic but will be extended to 2km next week. “It was a bit of mayhem at the start but it’s going to be exciting next week competing alongside the boys (Robert Heffernan and Brendan Boyce).  

This was a good step forward for Wright who was disqualified at the World Championships in Beijing last summer. “It was important to post a good result and this will bring me on. I dreamed of being an Olympian since I was a kid so it’s a special moment.”

Mageean shows her class to advance to semi-final

Ciara Mageean (UCD) showed her class to advance to the semi-finals of the women’s 1500m finishing second in her heat in 4:11.51 on day 1 of the athletics at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Mageean cut a focused and determined figure afterwards in a race won by Ethiopia’s gold medal favourite Genzebe Dibaba in 4:10.61. “If I didn’t think I’d qualify, I wouldn’t be here,” answered Mageean on qualifying for the semi-finals which take place on day 3 (August 13) at 21:30 Brazil time/1:30am Irish time.

The Portaferry woman was pleased with her performance and also drew inspiration from the silver medal-winning rowing brothers Paul and Gary O’Donovan. “It was great to see them medal and gives more motivation to perform at this level. I ran my own race and I just need to stay focused for the semi-finals.”

 

Full Olympic Athletics Schedule, including Irish Athletes timetables

Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 2 - Saturday, August 13th, 13:30

 

Athletics Starts at Rio Olympics

Rio Olympics Athletics Schedules

Rio 2016 Logo

Follow the links below to Cork Athletics Event Calendar, where the full daily athletics schedule is listed, including the event and times for each of the Irish athletes, with Cork athletes highlighted.

In general, action starts at 13:30Irish time each day, and the the "evening" session, starts at 00:30, Irish Time.

 

Friday, August 12th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 1

Saturday, August 13th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 2

Sunday, August 14th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 3

Monday, August 15th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 4

Tuesday, August 16th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 5

Wednesday, August 17th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 6

Thursday, August 18th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 7

Friday, August 19th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 8

Saturday, August 20th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 9

Sunday, August 21st, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 10

Rio 2016 Athletics Ireland Day 6 Report

Rio Olympics - Athletics Ireland Day 5 Report

Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday August 16th 2016

Athletics Ireland report by Feidhlim Kelly

 Ciara Everard Athletics Ireland a min

Everard gives her all in 800m heats


Ciara Everard (UCD) gave her all but ultimately finished 8th in heat 1 of the women’s 800m in 2:07.91.


Everard had a race against time after a ten week injury lay-off due to a navicular stress fracture. “I made the classic mistake of pushing too hard in Olympic year and got injured,” said the Kilkenny woman afterwards. “I was as positive as possible and got the most out of myself. I know I’m better than that.

“I love competing. It’s been a tough summer watching the Europeans from the sidelines. I was so up for it today even off limited preparation. It’s championships like this that gets you through the winter months. This is what it’s all about. I’m annoyed I wasn’t able to do myself justice but it is what it is.

“It’s been my first year training full-time. It’s all a learning curve and I feel I’ve learned a lot. In my mind mentally I feel I’ve come on a lot this year. I’ve had a lot of challenges and this year and I’ve learned to adapt to them. As an athlete you have to learn to adapt to situations and I look forward to doing myself justice in the future.”

Everard, a qualified physiotherapist, was full of praise for the Institute of Sport for getting to her on the start line in one piece.

“The institute have been absolutely fantastic,” she said. “The medical team there are an absolute credit to themselves. There’s world class facilities and world class service providers. They have been phenomenal. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them. I really appreciate them. It’s about moving on from here now.” 

 

Schedules:

Thursday, August 18th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 7

Thomas Barr (Ferrybank AC) goes in the Olympic 400m Hurdles final at 16:00 Irish time.  Thomas is third fastest of the finalists, and is Ireland's first Olympic sprint finalist since Bob Tisdall, in 1932

Thomas Barr's 400m Hurdles Semi-Final win

 

Full Olympic Athletics Schedule and Timetable

Athletics Ireland Reports

Dublin Marathon - National Championship - 2016 Entries Extended

2016 Dublin Marathon Entry Limit Extended to 19,500

Dublin Marathon logo 2016

Release from SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon


"Following consultation with the relevant authorities, we're delighted to announce that we will be increasing our SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon race capacity from 17,500 to 19,500 in order to cater for the increase in demand this year.

The 2,000 entries will be allocated to participants registered on our Marathon waiting list & we will be contacting everyone on Wednesday 31st August.

For more information on our event, visit our website on: www.sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie "

Some Questions that have already been asked and answered

Q    Is it too late to even get on the waiting list?


SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon -  Waiting list is available on: sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie/contact-us

Q   How many people are on the waiting list, and if you got on the list early do you get in or is it random selection?

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon - We won't be making that figure public for now & allocation will not be based on 1st come 1st served - thanks

Q  Is there no chance you can let us know sooner?

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon - No it'll be 31st Aug as we're also waiting for our groups to return their entries as well so that we can reallocate everything

According to SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon, "There will be a draw in two weeks time for any places that are available"

Update - 2pm, Tuesday August 16th

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon have responded to Cork Athletics queries

Q.  What is the position with entries to the Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championships?

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon - All those on the waiting list, including any that may be hoping to run in the Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championships, will be entered in the draw for places.  There will be no preference given to any individual on the waiting list.

Q.  How is the draw being done?

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon - The draw will be carried out by an outside body, independent of the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon, and will be fully transparent and impartial.

Q.  How many people are currently on the waiting list (at 2pm on Tues Aug 16th)?

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon - We had 600 - 700 last night, we now have approx 2,000.

Q. The limit has been extended several times already, what are the prospects of a further extension?

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon - There will be no further extension. We are at the full capacity that the event can take, considering safety and logistics. Last night's meeting, involving all of the authorities concerned, agreed the final limit.

 

 

 

Rio 2016 Athletics Ireland Day 4 Report

Rio Olympics - Athletics Ireland Day 4 Report

Rio de Janeiro, Monday August 15th 2016

Thomas Barr Rio Olympic 400m Hurdles Round 1 Heat 4 min

Athletics Ireland report by Feidhlim Kelly

Barr Delivers in Rio as Treacy Finishes 17th in Hot Steeplechase Final

Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) was back to his best in the heats of the men’s 400m hurdles qualifying for the semi-finals with a massive season’s best of 48.93 seconds while Sara Treacy (Dunboyne) finished 17th in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase final in 9:52.70 (August 15).

“I’m delighted,” said Barr afterwards on finishing second in heat 4 behind Japan’s Keisuke Nozawa who ran 48.62.

“I didn’t know I’d have that in me,” he continued having struggled with injury for large parts of the year. “To go sub 49 in really my first proper race of the year where I’m actually race fit and ready to go is incredible. I’m as much relieved as I am excited and delighted. I’ve gotten through that with a good time.”

Barr will now go in the third semi-final tomorrow in lane 4 with the first two in each qualifying by right and the next two fastest non-automatic qualifiers. He will be looking to chase down Norway’s Karsten Warholm who impressed in qualifying.

Sara Treacy Rio Olympic Steeplechase Final min

Sara Treacy gave it all she had in a hot 3,000m steeplechase won by Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet in 8:59.75 – just outside the world record of 8:58.81. It was equally hot in temperature with the track side thermometer reading 35 degrees Celsius.

“I would like to have run faster but I gave it everything – my legs just wouldn’t give anymore back,” said the Dunboyne athlete afterwards. “It was pretty hot,” Treacy joked. “It was the same for everyone – although we don’t get much weather like that in Ireland. I used as much recovery strategies as I could. I wanted better but I made it into the Olympic final and I’m more determined for next year.” 

 

Schedules:

Tuesday, August 16th, 13:30  - Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 5

Tori Pena (Finn Valley) will also be in action tomorrow, at 13:45pm, in the qualifying rounds of the women's pole vault, while Thomas Barr (Ferrybank AC) goes in the 400m Hurdles at 01:30am on Wednesday morning.

Full Olympic Athletics Schedule and Timetable

Rio 2016 Athletics Ireland Day 2 Report

Rio Olympics - Athletics Ireland Day 2 Report

Rio de Janeiro, Saturday August 13th 2016

 Rio Olympics Irish Women Steeplechasers

Sara Treacy Makes Olympic Steeplechase Final

Athletics Ireland report by Feidhlim Kelly

Sara Treacy (Dunboyne) put in a heroic effort in heat 3 of the women’s 3,000m steeplechase and advanced to the final on appeal after being impeded at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro today (August 13).

Treacy finished 12th in heat 3 in 9:46.24 but was impeded and fell when in contention. Ethiopia’s Etenesh Diro and Jamaica’s Aisha Praught, who finished 7th and 8th in 9:34.70 and 9:35.79 respectively, also advanced to the final as a result of the collision.

The Meath woman took a heavy fall on the infield and was left bloody and shaken – but not defeated. “This is not going to define my Olympics. Get up and get going,” was the Dunboyne athlete’s response on when she fell hitting the inside of the track on the grass. Treacy had passed through the mixed zone before hearing the news of her qualification but commenting on the incident she said:

“I caught up with the back of the pack and someone just stopped and everyone ran into the back of them. I tried to avoid it and I stepped on the inside of the track. It all happened so quickly. I stood on a drainage grate on the inside of the track and fell completely. I just completely lost momentum and lost the whole pack and had to get going again.”

Treacy remained upbeat and determined afterwards. “It’s all it’s cracked up to be,” she said of the Olympics. “I’ll have to get ready for London (world championships) next year.” She need not wait that long with the women’s 3,000m steeplechase final on Monday August 15 at 11:15 Brazil time/15:15 Irish time.

Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle) produced a season’s best of 9:45.35 finishing 14th in heat 1. “It was a season’s best and it’s been great on this journey with the girls and creating history with the three of us at the Olympics.” This was a the first time a full quota of Irish women made the steeplechase at the Olympics.

Michelle Finn (Leevale) finished 11th in heat 2 in 9:and 49.45 and felt she could have gone faster. “I really do think overall I could have done a little. I had more left but it was a great experience.”

Mark English 5th in 1:45.93 in Men's 800m Semi on Olympic Debut

Mark English Rio 2016 Olympic 400m Semi min

Mark English (UCD) bowed out of the Olympics after a fifth place finish in his 800m semi-final final in 1:45.93 in Rio de Janeiro (August 13).

The Donegal man went in the third and final semi-final, needing to better the Irish record of 1:44.82 to be in with a chance of qualification. The first two in each semi and two fastest non-automatic qualifiers advanced to the final.  

Kenya’s world record holder David Rudisha was in impressive form to win English’s semi in 1:43.88. “I wanted to go out there and have no regrets,” said English afterwards. “I did the best race I could. It was always going to be tough running two races in two days.” The UCD medicine student had missed an important part of training in the build-up due to injury.

“I’m always looking to better myself and I focus on the process,” he concluded afterwards and he will continue to race for the rest of the season.

Irish in action on Day 3, Sunday August 14

09:30/13:30 Marathon - Women's Final - Lizzie Lee (Leevale), Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) and Breege Connolly (North Belfast Harriers)

Rio Olympics Ciara Mageean Women 1500m Round 1

21:30/1:30am 1500m Women's Semi-Final - Ciara Mageean (UCD)

Full Olympic Athletics Schedule, including Irish Athletes timetables

Rio Olympics - Athletics Day 3 - Sunday, August 14th, 13:30

Athletics Ireland Coaching Network Announces Sprints Jumps and Hurdles Conferences

Athletics Ireland has announced Two Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps coaching Conferences

Athlone IT, Saturday September 3rd and Saturday September 17th

 Athletics Ireland Coaching Network

Following the highly successful initial event in the Athletics Ireland Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps Coaching Network series, held in Athlone IT on April 16th, Athletics Ireland has announced two further events in the Hurdles and Jumps Coaching Network series.

The initial event was a great success, with over 130 coaches filling the venue.  This appetite for self-development by the coaches bodes very well for the clubs and athletes with whom they work.

Timetables, Presenter Bios and Workshop Details - PDF File

Sprints / Jumps / Hurdles Development Day - September 3rd

  •   Warmup Workshop
  •   Hurdles Workshop
  •   Sprint Relay Workshop
  •   Triple Jump Workshop
  •   High Jump Workshop
  •   Speed development Workshop
  •   General conditioning Workshop
  •   Planning Workshop

Sprints / Jumps / Hurdles Performance Day - September 17th

  •   High Jump Workshop
  •   Technical hurdles Workshop
  •   Long Jump Workshop
  •   Pole Vault Workshop
  •   Speed Development – Acceleration Workshop
  •   400m Hurdles Workshop
  •   High Jump – Plyometrics

Focus

The primary focus is on networking, sharing knowledge, and improving on the technical aspects of sprinting, hurdling and jumping.

These events have something to offer the club coach, development coach and performance coach. These occasions are designed to assist coaches develop, while also networkworking with other coaches, and to help build better support structures for their own training group.

Registration

Each of the events costs €30

3rd September 2016

17th September 2016

Athletics Ireland Registration Figures July 2016

Athletics Ireland Registrations July 2016

July's figures include new clubs Buttevant Running Club and Churchtown Runners for the first time, having been omitted from previous listings, due to Athletics Ireland administration issues.  There are now 6,851 registered athletes, from 48 clubs, in Cork.

Overall Cork Registrations

Bandon Club Logo

ClubJuvenileJuniorMasterSeniorTotal
Bandon A.C. 509 4 88 25 626
Leevale A.C. 316 7 92 75 490
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 193 2 154 35 384
Midleton A.C. 151 136 24 311
Youghal A.C. 141 3 128 33 305
North Cork A.C. 221 3 55 7 286
Togher A.C. 114 7 84 46 251
Belgooly A.C. 188 3 34 4 229
Tracton A.C. 131 68 13 212
Mallow A.C. 3 1 176 29 209
West Muskerry A.C. 149 4 35 7 195
Eagle A.C. 160 25 185
Clonakilty Road Runners 102 62 14 178
St. Catherine's A.C. 131 35 8 174
St. Nicholas A.C. 107 58 7 172
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 114 2 43 5 164
St. Finbarrs A.C. 123 38 161
Skibbereen A.C. 123 1 28 5 157
Ballintotis Fit4Life 7 130 19 156
Ballincollig A.C. 103 43 8 154
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 66 1 71 13 151
Watergrasshill A.C. 3 95 36 134
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 108 11 2 121
Liscarroll A.C. 89 1 24 1 115
Doheny A.C. 100 9 1 110
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 104 4 108
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 1 78 26 105
Millstreet A.C. 76 25 1 102
Courcey A.C. 86 15 101
Aghada Running Club ARC 70 11 81
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 66 8 3 77
Old Abbey A.C. 64 7 2 73
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 56 10 3 69
Bantry A.C. 8 38 20 66
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 47 16 63
Donoughmore A.C. 31 27 1 59
Bweeng Trail Blazers 48 8 56
Galtee Runners A.C. 1 39 12 52
Duhallow A.C. 28 7 35
Carrigtwohill 26 7 33
Rising Sun A.C. 1 24 25
East Cork A.C. 16 8 24
Fota Island Running Club 15 8 23
Abbey Striders A.C. 12 2 4 3 21
Churchtown Runners 11 8 19
Buttevant R.C. 12 5 17
Cork Varsity A.C. 0 10 10
Glanmire A.C. 1 1 2

 Note: Glanmire AC, with just two registered athletes, does not meet the required minimum of 10 registrations.

Cork Juvenile Clubs

ClubJuvenileJuniorTotal
Bandon A.C. 509 4 513
Leevale A.C. 316 7 323
North Cork A.C. 221 3 224
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 193 2 195
Belgooly A.C. 188 3 191
West Muskerry A.C. 149 4 153
Midleton A.C. 151 151
Youghal A.C. 141 3 144
St. Catherine's A.C. 131 131
Tracton A.C. 131 131
Skibbereen A.C. 123 1 124
Togher A.C. 114 7 121
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 114 2 116
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 108 108
St. Nicholas A.C. 107 107
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 104 104
Ballincollig A.C. 103 103
Clonakilty Road Runners 102 102
Doheny A.C. 100 100
Liscarroll A.C. 89 1 90
Courcey A.C. 86 86
Millstreet A.C. 76 76
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 66 1 67
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 66 66
Old Abbey A.C. 64 64
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 56 56
Donoughmore A.C. 31 31
Abbey Striders A.C. 12 2 14
Bantry A.C. 8 8
Ballintotis Fit4Life 7 7
Mallow A.C. 3 1 4
Watergrasshill A.C. 3 3
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 1 1
Galtee Runners A.C. 1 1
Glanmire A.C. 1 1
Rising Sun A.C. 1 1

 

Cork Adult Registrations

Mallow AC Streets of Galway 2016

Mallow AC have jumped right to the top, with an impressive 205 adult members.  Pictured above is the large contingent of Mallow athletes who competed in the recent Streets of Galway 8k

ClubMasterSeniorTotal
Mallow A.C. 176 29 205
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 154 35 189
Eagle A.C. 160 25 185
Leevale A.C. 92 75 167
St. Finbarrs A.C. 123 38 161
Youghal A.C. 128 33 161
Midleton A.C. 136 24 160
Ballintotis Fit4Life 130 19 149
Watergrasshill A.C. 95 36 131
Togher A.C. 84 46 130
Bandon A.C. 88 25 113
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 78 26 104
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 71 13 84
Aghada Running Club ARC 70 11 81
Tracton A.C. 68 13 81
Clonakilty Road Runners 62 14 76
St. Nicholas A.C. 58 7 65
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 47 16 63
North Cork A.C. 55 7 62
Bantry A.C. 38 20 58
Bweeng Trail Blazers 48 8 56
Ballincollig A.C. 43 8 51
Galtee Runners A.C. 39 12 51
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 43 5 48
St. Catherine's A.C. 35 8 43
West Muskerry A.C. 35 7 42
Belgooly A.C. 34 4 38
Duhallow A.C. 28 7 35
Carrigtwohill 26 7 33
Skibbereen A.C. 28 5 33
Donoughmore A.C. 27 1 28
Millstreet A.C. 25 1 26
Liscarroll A.C. 24 1 25
East Cork A.C. 16 8 24
Rising Sun A.C. 24 24
Fota Island Running Club 15 8 23
Churchtown Runners 11 8 19
Buttevant R.C. 12 5 17
Courcey A.C. 15 15
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 11 2 13
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 10 3 13
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 8 3 11
Cork Varsity A.C. 0 10 10
Doheny A.C. 9 1 10
Old Abbey A.C. 7 2 9
Abbey Striders A.C. 4 3 7
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 4 4
Glanmire A.C. 1 1

 

National Top 50 Clubs by Overall Registration

Bandon Club Logo

Bandon AC place third overall, with Leevale AC in 8th position.  Other Cork clubs to feature in the top 50 are Ballymore-Cobh AC, Midleton AC, Youghal AC and North Cork AC

CountyClubJuvenileJuniorMasterSeniorTotal
Galway Galway City Harriers A.C. 205 7 359 119 690
Dublin Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 430 11 160 88 689
Cork Bandon A.C. 509 4 88 25 626
Galway Craughwell A.C. 474 5 116 19 614
Dublin Crusaders A.C. 216 5 185 184 590
Meath Dunboyne A.C. 209 2 279 34 524
Donegal Tir Chonaill A.C. 333 4 124 32 493
Cork Leevale A.C. 316 7 92 75 490
Kilkenny Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 271 7 155 43 476
Sligo Sligo A.C. 288 2 146 29 465
Dublin Raheny Shamrock A.C. 226 6 158 62 452
Waterford West Waterford A.C. 132 3 265 46 446
Dublin Blackrock A.C.(Dublin) 297 120 20 437
Dublin Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 193 10 135 94 432
Tipperary Clonmel A.C. 179 2 211 36 428
Kildare Naas A.C. 273 3 112 16 404
Galway Tuam A.C. 169 179 43 391
Meath Ratoath A.C. 301 2 80 7 390
Carlow St. L. O'Toole A.C. 226 4 134 25 389
Cork Ballymore Cobh A.C. 193 2 154 35 384
Dublin Donore Harriers 173 8 135 61 377
Mayo Ballina A.C. 175 1 168 33 377
Limerick Dooneen A.C. 267 3 81 22 373
Louth Drogheda & District A.C. 46 273 52 371
Offaly Tullamore Harriers A.C. 150 5 176 38 369
Dublin Fingallians A.C. 313 3 36 10 362
Longford Longford A.C. 295 50 12 357
Wicklow Kilcoole A.C. 185 140 29 354
Dublin Brothers Pearse A.C. 161 4 145 36 346
Dublin Lucan Harriers A.C. 187 1 136 15 339
Dublin Portmarnock A.C. 213 1 103 8 325
Sligo Corran A.C 247 1 65 10 323
Westmeath Athlone IT A.C. 229 78 14 321
Cork Midleton A.C. 151 136 24 311
Waterford Waterford A.C. 173 2 109 26 310
Cork Youghal A.C. 141 3 128 33 305
Louth Glenmore A.C. 175 1 111 18 305
Dublin Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C. 197 3 64 32 296
Sligo North Sligo A.C. 216 3 57 17 293
Dublin Metro/St. Brigid's A.C. 194 2 76 20 292
Westmeath Mullingar Harriers A.C. 168 8 93 21 290
Donegal Lifford Strabane A.C. 138 1 133 17 289
Kildare St. Coca's A.C. 153 3 99 34 289
Laois St Abbans A.C 118 3 125 43 289
Cork North Cork A.C. 221 3 55 7 286
Dublin Lusk A.C. 158 2 111 15 286
Galway Athenry A.C. 86 158 39 283
Kildare Celbridge A.C. 165 7 89 21 282
Donegal Inishowen A.C. 181 91 9 281
Kildare Le Cheile A.C. 150 3 94 31 278

National Top 50 Clubs by Juvenile Registration

Bandon AC remains the largest Juvenile club in the country, with Leevale AC in fifth position.  Other Cork clubs in the top 50 are; North Cork AC, Ballymore Cobh AC and Belgooly AC

CountyClubJuvenileJuniorTotal
Cork Bandon A.C. 509 4 513
Galway Craughwell A.C. 474 5 479
Dublin Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 430 11 441
Donegal Tir Chonaill A.C. 333 4 337
Cork Leevale A.C. 316 7 323
Dublin Fingallians A.C. 313 3 316
Meath Ratoath A.C. 301 2 303
Dublin Blackrock A.C.(Dublin) 297 297
Longford Longford A.C. 295 295
Sligo Sligo A.C. 288 2 290
Kilkenny Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 271 7 278
Kildare Naas A.C. 273 3 276
Limerick Dooneen A.C. 267 3 270
Sligo Corran A.C 247 1 248
Mayo Claremorris A.C. 243 2 245
Kerry Kenmare A.C. 236 1 237
Dublin Raheny Shamrock A.C. 226 6 232
Carlow St. L. O'Toole A.C. 226 4 230
Westmeath Athlone IT A.C. 229 229
Cork North Cork A.C. 221 3 224
Dublin Crusaders A.C. 216 5 221
Sligo North Sligo A.C. 216 3 219
Dublin Portmarnock A.C. 213 1 214
Waterford Ferrybank A.C. 210 3 213
Wicklow Greystones & District A.C. 212 1 213
Galway Galway City Harriers A.C. 205 7 212
Meath Dunboyne A.C. 209 2 211
Mayo Swinford A.C. 204 5 209
Mayo Westport A.C. 207 1 208
Leitrim North Leitrim A.C. 204 204
Dublin Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 193 10 203
Dublin Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C. 197 3 200
Dublin Metro/St. Brigid's A.C. 194 2 196
Cork Ballymore Cobh A.C. 193 2 195
Cork Belgooly A.C. 188 3 191
Donegal Finn Valley A.C. 184 7 191
Louth Dundalk St. Gerards A.C. 189 189
Dublin Lucan Harriers A.C. 187 1 188
Wicklow Kilcoole A.C. 185 185
Antrim Ballymena & Antrim A.C. 177 4 181
Donegal Inishowen A.C. 181 181
Dublin Donore Harriers 173 8 181
Leitrim Carrick-on-Shannon A.C. 179 2 181
Tipperary Clonmel A.C. 179 2 181
Dublin Cabinteely A.C. 176 176
Louth Boyne A.C. 175 1 176
Louth Glenmore A.C. 175 1 176
Mayo Ballina A.C. 175 1 176
Westmeath Mullingar Harriers A.C. 168 8 176
Wicklow Inbhear Dee A.C. 176 176

National Top 50 Clubs by Adult Registration

Galway City Harriers head the list by a distance from Crusaders AC.  Mallow AC, in 13th position, are the largest Cork club. Other Cork clubs in the Top 50 are Ballymore-Cobh AC, Eagle AC, Leevale AC, Midleton AC, St Finbarr's AC, Youghal AC, Ballintotis Fit4Life, Watergrasshill AC and Togher AC

CountyClubMasterSeniorGrand Total
Galway Galway City Harriers A.C. 359 119 478
Dublin Crusaders A.C. 185 184 369
Louth Drogheda & District A.C. 273 52 325
Meath Dunboyne A.C. 279 34 313
Waterford West Waterford A.C. 265 46 311
Dublin Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 160 88 248
Tipperary Clonmel A.C. 211 36 247
Clare Marathon Club Ireland 209 20 229
Dublin Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 135 94 229
Galway Tuam A.C. 179 43 222
Dublin Raheny Shamrock A.C. 158 62 220
Offaly Tullamore Harriers A.C. 176 38 214
Cork Mallow A.C. 176 29 205
Mayo Ballina A.C. 168 33 201
Kilkenny Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 155 43 198
Galway Athenry A.C. 158 39 197
Dublin Donore Harriers 135 61 196
Cork Ballymore Cobh A.C. 154 35 189
Cork Eagle A.C. 160 25 185
Dublin Front Runners A.C. 163 22 185
Mayo Mayo A.C. 157 27 184
Dublin Brothers Pearse A.C. 145 36 181
Sligo Sligo A.C. 146 29 175
Wexford Slaney Olympic A.C. 137 36 173
Wicklow Kilcoole A.C. 140 29 169
Dublin Sportsworld A.C. 114 54 168
Laois St Abbans A.C 125 43 168
Cork Leevale A.C. 92 75 167
Cork St. Finbarrs A.C. 123 38 161
Cork Youghal A.C. 128 33 161
Cork Midleton A.C. 136 24 160
Carlow St. L. O'Toole A.C. 134 25 159
Wicklow Sli Cualann A.C. 124 35 159
Donegal Tir Chonaill A.C. 124 32 156
Louth North East Runners A.C. 127 28 155
Limerick An Bru A.C 118 35 153
Dublin Lucan Harriers A.C. 136 15 151
Donegal Lifford Strabane A.C. 133 17 150
Cork Ballintotis Fit4Life 130 19 149
Meath Trim A.C. 124 20 144
Dublin Blackrock A.C.(Dublin) 120 20 140
Meath Star of the Sea A.C. 122 16 138
Dublin Civil Service A.C. 99 38 137
Galway Craughwell A.C. 116 19 135
Waterford Waterford A.C. 109 26 135
Kildare St. Coca's A.C. 99 34 133
Dublin Waterstown Warriors A.C. 116 16 132
Cork Watergrasshill A.C. 95 36 131
Dublin Tallaght A.C. 106 25 131
Cork Togher A.C. 84 46 130

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