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Stephanie Cotter Named as Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Female Freshman of the Year 2019

Stephanie Cotter is RMAC All-Conference Indoor Female Freshman of the Year

March 2019

 

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Stephanie Cotter, Adams State University and West Muskerry AC, Rocky Mountains Athletics (RMAC) Women's Indoor Freshman of the Year 2019 

 

Following strong performances in the lead up and culminating in the recent RMAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, Stephanie Cotter, Adams State University and West Muskerry AC, has been named as the Rocky Mountains Athletics (RMAC) Women's Indoor Freshman of the Year 2019.

Stephanie started the RMAC meet with a solid Distance Medley Relay relay leg, then finished second in the mile, running a 5:03 mile (4:48 converted), and closing the meet with the fastest split of the team on the 4x4!

Last November Stephanie was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Female Freshman of the Year 2018

 

 

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Stephanie Cotter - Photo: Adams State University

 

RMAC Release (PDF file)

 

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Montage of Rocky Mountains Athletics (RMAC) Indoor Athletes of the Year 2019

 

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Stephanie Cotter - Photo: Southern Star

 

NCAA Div II Indoor Championships

Pittsburgh, Kansas
Friday 8th - Saturday 9th March

Stephanie Cotter is running in Heat 1 of the mile tonight at the NCAA Conference Division II Finals, in Pittsburgh, Kansas.  Stephanie is currently ranked third in the Mile, at 4:48. The first three from each heat will advance, along with the next three fastest overall, to the final, on Sathurday night. Later on tonight, Stephanie will run on the for Adams State University Distance Medley Relay team, running the third (800m) leg.

 

Stephanie's NCAA Race Times (GMT)

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Schedule - Friday March 8th Schedule - Saturday March 9th

 

Stephanie runs in the Women's Mile, at 9:30pm Irish time tonight, and the Women's Distance Medley Relay (Final) following at 12:40am.  All going well, she will compete in the final of the Women's Mile, at 11:40pm tomorrow, Saturday, night.

 

 

Update10:40pm: Stephannie qualified, in 2nd place, from Heat 1, for tomorrow's Final, in a time of 4:52.40



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East Cork Athletics Division Awards Night 2018

East Cork Division Acclaims it's 2018 Stars at Annual Awards Function

Midleton Park Hotel

Friday March 1st 2019

 

 

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A large gathering of athletes and their families, along with many, many supporters and friends gathered in the Midleton Park Hotel last Friday, for the East Cork Athletic Division's Annual Awards Night.  The evening was introduced by MC Tim Twomey, of Youghal AC, and Hon. Secretary of the East Cork Division, who and conducted the proceedings


Emer Casey Perpetual Trophy

The evening began with the presentation, by the Casey family, of the Emer Casey Perpetual Trophy to the East Cork Athletics Division. The trophy will be competed for annually and is in honour of the late Emer Casey, who died from ovarian cancer. Since Emer Casey's death, the Casey family have been to the fore, through the Emer Casey Foundation raising hundreds of thousands of Euro, for research into ovarian cancer.

 

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 The Casey Family presenting the Emer Casey Perpetual Trophy to East Cork Athletics Division

 

 

Opening by Tim Twomey

 

 

MC Tim Twomey, Youghal AC & Hon. Secretary of the East Cork Division, opening the Awards evening

East Cork Awards 2019 - Opening Address from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.

 

Guest of Honour - Cllr. Mary Linehan

Guest of Honour was Cllr. Mary Linehan , who addressed the gathering, before presenting the initial awards.

 

Presentations by Councillor Mary Linehan at East Cork Divisional Awards 2019 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.

 

 

Noreen Murphy

Following on from Cllr. Mary Linehan, Noreen Murphy presented many awards, before handing over for the Senior Awards, to Martin Drake, Chair of East Cork Athletics Division.

 

Senior Presentations by Martin Drake at East Cork Divisional Awards 2019 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.

 
The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements, at National level, of members of clubs in the East Cork Athletics Divisional area, namely Youghal AC, Ballintotis Fit4Life AC, East Cork AC, Midleton AC, Carrigtwohill AC, Ballymore-Cobh AC, St Nicholas AC, Carraig na bhFear AC, Watergrasshill AC and St. Catherine's AC, and another record number of awards were presented this year.  The majority of the awards were presented to Juvenile athletes, and, in keeping with juvenile enthusiasm and exuberance, each presentation being met with typical unrestrained acclamation, with the reception for some recipients almost seeming to bring the house down!

 

Final Awards

Presentations of Club Awards at East Cork Divisional Awards 2019 from Webmaster - Cork Athletics on Vimeo.

 

The final award of the night was the closely guarded secret - probably more 'hush hush' than the Oscars - which was preceded by silence and bated breadth, before erupting into loud cheers when the nomination went to Youghal AC's Grace Rooney, who, judging by the reception, was a popular and endorsed choice.

 

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Dan McCarthy presenting Grace Rooney, with the Kathleen McCarthy Memorial Shield for East Cork Division's Athlete of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track & Field News from USA - March 3rd 2019

Cork Athletes Excel on US Collegiate Circuit - March 3rd 2019

 

Three Cork athletes to run in US NCAA Championships next weekend

 

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Fearghal Curtin, Youghal AC and Arizona State University,  Grace McKenzie, Belgooly AC & McNeese State Stephanie Cotter, West Muskerry AC and Adams State University

 

Fearghal Curtin, Youghal AC and Arizona State University, and Grace McKenzie, Belgooly AC & McNeese State University, both comprete in the NCAA Division I Championships, in Birmingham, Alabama, on March 8th-9th, while Stephanie Cotter, West Muskerry AC and Adams State University, represents her college in the NCAA Division II Championships, also next weekend, in Pittsburg, Kansas.

 

Grace McKenzie is ranked eight (8th) in the US, in the Pentahlon, with 4,211 points from the Sanford Multi meet, on January 18th, while Fearghal Curtin is ranked 27th, in the 5,000m, with a time of 13:52.26, from the Iowa State Classic, on February 8th.

 

In Division II, Adams State and West Muskerry AC's Stephanie Cotter is a qualifier, ranked 8th in the 800m, with a time of 2:09.49, from the Husky Classic, on February 9th.

 

In the lead-up to the championships, the trio, along with several other Cork athletes studying in the US, have all been in action over the past week or so.

 

 


Grace McKenzie - Belgooly AC & McNeese State University

 

Last weekend, at the Southland Conference Indoor, in Birmingham, Alabama, on February 24th/25th, Grace McKenzie passed-up on an opportunity to press on in her primary event, the Pentathlon, so that she could compete in several individual events, accumulating more points for her college team.

 

Grace competed in no less than five events. She even went directly from the 800m to the High Jump, earning her McNeese University Coach, Brendon Gilroy's, praise: "Grace turned in a superhuman performance the last two days," said Gilroy. "She was very busy, scoring in every event she competed. She turned around and finished third in the high jump right after running the 800-meters."

60mH: 5th, 8.82sec

 

Women's Distance Medley Relay: 4th, 12:08.89

 

800m: 5th, 2:15.29

 

High Jump: 3rd, 1.72m

 

Long Jump: 5th, 5.77

 

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Fearghal Curtin, Youghal AC & Arizona State University



Fearghal Curtin, ran in both the 5000m & Mile, at the MPSF Championships, on February 22nd/23rd, in Seattle, Washington, running 13:58.60, to finish 5th in the 5,000m, his second Sub-14 5,000m time.  He finished 19th overall, in 4:14.47, in the Men's Mile



Stephanie Cotter, West Muskerry AC & Adams State University

Stephanie Cotter has had a busy lead-up to the Championshios, running the Air Force Open, in Colorado Springs, on February 15th and the RMAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, in Alamosa, Colorado, on February 21st/22nd. 

At the Air Force Open, Stephanie ran in both the 400m and the Milewinning the Mile in 5:12.53, while placing 5th in the 400m, in 1:02:59.

The following week, at the RMAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, Stephanie ran in the Mile, finishing second, in 5:03.67, behind college and Ireland teammate, Roisin Flanagan, who won in 5:01.16, the 4x400m Relay, helping Adams State to a 7th place finish, in 4:06.77, and a win in the Medley Relay, in 11:54.83

 

Stephanie Cotter, West Muskerry AC & Adams State University

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Charlie O'Donovan, Villanova University and Leevale AC

At the Big East Indoor Championships, in Geneva, Ohio, on February 22nd/23rd, Charlie O'Donovan, Villanova, helped the college to a win in the 4x800m relay, in 7:28.55.  He finished 8th, in the Mile, in 4:07:15

 

 

 Charlie O'Donovan. Villanova University and Leevale AC

 

Liam Harris, Togher AC & Providence

At the Big East Indoor Championships, in Geneva, Ohio, Togher AC's Liam Harris finished in 18th place overall, in 8:49.40, in the 3,000m

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Luke Horgan, Leevale AC & McNeese State

At the Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships, in Birmingham, Alabama, on February 24th/25th, Luke Horgan helped McNeese State to a 10th place finish in the Medley Relay, in 10:25.16. He finished 3rd in the Mile, in 4:13.55

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Sam Healy, Leevale AC & Monroe State

At the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Conference, in Birmingham, Alabama, on February 18th/19th, Sam Healy placed third in the Long Jump with a leap of 7.40m. While the title went to Carter Shell (Arkansas State), Healy logged five attempts of at least 7.22m, with his best coming on the third jump.

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Cork Athletics Registration Figures - February 28th 2019

Record Cork Athletics Registration Figures - February 28th 2019

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February end-of-month registrations for Cork Athletics stand at a new record for February: 5,524. Registrations have picked up, with competions, like the Indoor and Road Championships kicking in. All, bar one, of Cork Athletics registered clubs now have members registered.

The February figures are are 8.65% up on last February's corresponding figure of 5,084, and 4.2%ahead of the February 2017 figure of 5,299, while the corresponding 2016 figure of 4,689, while the February 2015 figure was 4,189.

The figures show that 55.05% of last year's registered adults have re-registered, while the corresponding Juvenile re-registration percentage is 50.36%.  371 adults (13.6%) and 638 (14.92%) are new registrations.


Several clubs still have less than the required minimum of ten (10) registered members to constitute a valid registered club. While this may not appear to be a major issue for them - they can still compete in championships - it does constitute some difficulties, e.g. they may not vote on a County Board matter and, perhaps of more significance to some clubs, they may not apply for Race permits as a registered club (at least until they have at least 10 registered members)

 

As always, clubs are reminded that new members may 'try out' the club for a few weeks, after which they MUST be registered, or they will NOT be covered by Athletics Ireland insurance

 

Feb 1: Any athlete, coach, official, or any member acting in any capacity, who remains unregistered is NOT covered by Athletics Irelands insurance, for ANY purpose whatsoever, including training and/or competition.

The 2019 Registration facility is open


Any club having difficulties logging into the registration system. If your club is in this position, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01-8869933


National Standings

Athletics Ireland are likely to issue the February end-of-month National registration figures in the coming days. Standing of Cork clubs in the various Top 50 National standings will be added to this page

 

Overall Registrations as at February 28th 2019

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The February 28th registration total of 5,524 is, hopefully, an early predicator of 2019 year-end figures. As can be seen from the graph above, the 2012 year-end figure of 5,420 has already been overtaken.



Leevale AC top the overall listings, followed closely by Bandon AC, with Midleton AC, St Catherine's AC, Togher AC, West Muskerry AC and North Cork AC next, all haveing over 200 registerd members.  Eighteen clubs exceed the 100 mark, one more than in 2018

 

ClubJuvJunYouthMasterSeniorTotal
Leevale AC 244 11 32 79 54 420
Bandon AC 330 5 16 38 9 398
Midleton AC 97 2 10 125 8 242
St. Catherine's AC 135 3 7 79 12 236
Togher AC 122 4 6 80 24 236
West Muskerry AC 162 4 9 52 2 229
North Cork AC 144 3 4 49 9 209
Youghal AC 88 2 7 85 11 193
Watergrasshill AC 83 0 0 87 17 187
Ballymore Cobh AC 95 0 0 85 5 185
Belgooly AC 152 0 7 24 1 184
St. Nicholas AC 76 2 2 87 13 180
Mallow AC 0 0 0 158 15 173
Grange/Fermoy AC 60 0 2 94 11 167
Eagle AC 0 1 0 128 17 146
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 85 6 12 39 2 144
Clonakilty Road Runners 93 0 0 35 11 139
Ballincollig AC 80 0 3 35 2 120
Tracton AC 63 0 0 47 2 112
Liscarroll AC 76 1 2 13 2 94
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC 73 0 1 14 2 90
Courcey AC 74 0 0 14 1 89
Doheny AC 76 0 1 6 1 84
St. Finbarrs AC 0 0 0 75 8 83
Ballintotis Fit4Life 0 0 0 80 2 82
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 0 0 73 6 79
Blarney/Inniscara AC 61 3 2 11 1 78
Bridevale AC 0 0 0 64 12 76
Doneraile AC 0 2 0 55 16 73
Mount Hillary AC 0 0 0 59 13 72
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 0 1 63 4 68
Skibbereen AC 44 1 1 15 3 64
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 48 0 3 12 0 63
Durrus AC 39 0 1 17 0 57
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 0 1 2 44 6 53
Beara AC 0 1 0 32 7 40
Old Abbey AC 29 0 1 6 4 40
Churchtown Road Runners 0 1 0 26 11 38
Millstreet AC 12 0 1 20 2 35
Bantry AC 1 1 0 24 7 33
Buttevant R.C. 0 0 0 26 7 33
East Cork AC 0 0 0 13 11 24
Cork Mental Health AC 0 0 0 17 6 23
Carrigtwohill AC 0 0 0 20 2 22
Donoughmore AC 0 0 0 19 3 22
Glanmire AC 17 0 0 2 0 19
Rising Sun AC 0 0 0 18 0 18
Shandrum AC 0 0 0 16 2 18
Carrigaline AC 0 0 0 13 0 13
Duhallow AC 0 0 0 9 3 12
Galtee Runners AC 0 0 0 9 2 11
Fota Island Running Club 0 0 0 5 3 8
Abbey Striders AC 0 4 0 3 0 7
Garryvoe AC 0 0 0 2 0 2
Dromahane Road Runners AC 0 0 0 1 0 1
             
Total 2019 2659 58 133 2302 372 5524
             
Total 2018 2610 27   2094 380 5084
             
Change 101.88% 214.81%   109.93% 97.89% 108.65%

 

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Largest Clubs, by Total Registered Members

 

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Next 28Largest Clubs, by Total Registered Members

 

Juvenile/Junior/Youth Registrations as at February 28th 2019

A new category, Youth, has been included in the new Registration system. This group consists of members born in 2001 or 2002.

Bandon AC head the table, followed by Leevale AC, with West Muskerry AC in third spot. Nine clubs have 100 or more members.

ClubJuvJunYouthTotal
Bandon AC 330 5 16 351
Leevale AC 244 11 32 287
West Muskerry AC 162 4 9 175
Belgooly AC 152 0 7 159
North Cork AC 144 3 4 151
St. Catherine's AC 135 3 7 145
Togher AC 122 4 6 132
Midleton AC 97 2 10 109
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 85 6 12 103
Youghal AC 88 2 7 97
Ballymore Cobh AC 95 0 0 95
Clonakilty Road Runners 93 0 0 93
Ballincollig AC 80 0 3 83
Watergrasshill AC 83 0 0 83
St. Nicholas AC 76 2 2 80
Liscarroll AC 76 1 2 79
Doheny AC 76 0 1 77
Courcey AC 74 0 0 74
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC 73 0 1 74
Blarney/Inniscara AC 61 3 2 66
Tracton AC 63 0 0 63
Grange/Fermoy AC 60 0 2 62
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 48 0 3 51
Skibbereen AC 44 1 1 46
Durrus AC 39 0 1 40
Old Abbey AC 29 0 1 30
Glanmire AC 17 0 0 17
Millstreet AC 12 0 1 13
Abbey Striders AC 0 4 0 4
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 0 1 2 3
Bantry AC 1 1 0 2
Doneraile AC 0 2 0 2
Beara AC 0 1 0 1
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 0 1 1
Churchtown Road Runners 0 1 0 1
Eagle AC 0 1 0 1
         
Total 2019 2659 58 133 2850

 

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Leading Cork Juvenile Clubs

 

 

Senior/Masters Registrations as at February 28th 2019

Mallow AC have resumed their usual position at top the table, followed by Eagle AC, with last month's table-toppers, Midleton AC, & Leevale AC, next. Eight clubs in total have over 100 registered adult members, with several more within striking distance.

ClubMasterSeniorTotal
Mallow AC 158 15 173
Eagle AC 128 17 145
Leevale AC 79 54 133
Midleton AC 125 8 133
Grange/Fermoy AC 94 11 105
Togher AC 80 24 104
Watergrasshill AC 87 17 104
St. Nicholas AC 87 13 100
Youghal AC 85 11 96
St. Catherine's AC 79 12 91
Ballymore Cobh AC 85 5 90
St. Finbarrs AC 75 8 83
Ballintotis Fit4Life 80 2 82
Aghada Running Club ARC 73 6 79
Bridevale AC 64 12 76
Mount Hillary AC 59 13 72
Doneraile AC 55 16 71
Bweeng Trail Blazers 63 4 67
North Cork AC 49 9 58
West Muskerry AC 52 2 54
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 44 6 50
Tracton AC 47 2 49
Bandon AC 38 9 47
Clonakilty Road Runners 35 11 46
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 39 2 41
Beara AC 32 7 39
Ballincollig AC 35 2 37
Churchtown Road Runners 26 11 37
Buttevant R.C. 26 7 33
Bantry AC 24 7 31
Belgooly AC 24 1 25
East Cork AC 13 11 24
Cork Mental Health AC 17 6 23
Carrigtwohill AC 20 2 22
Donoughmore AC 19 3 22
Millstreet AC 20 2 22
Rising Sun AC 18 0 18
Shandrum AC 16 2 18
Skibbereen AC 15 3 18
Durrus AC 17 0 17
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC 14 2 16
Courcey AC 14 1 15
Liscarroll AC 13 2 15
Carrigaline AC 13 0 13
Blarney/Inniscara AC 11 1 12
Duhallow AC 9 3 12
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 12 0 12
Galtee Runners AC 9 2 11
Old Abbey AC 6 4 10
Fota Island Running Club 5 3 8
Doheny AC 6 1 7
Abbey Striders AC 3 0 3
Garryvoe AC 2 0 2
Glanmire AC 2 0 2
Dromahane Road Runners AC 1 0 1
       
Total 2019 2302 372 2674

 

 

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Leading Adult Registrations by Club - February 28th 2019

 

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Next Adult Registrations by Club - February 28th 2019

 

 

End of the Road Looms Large for UCC Farm

Development Announcement Marks the End of an Era at UCC Farm

Wednesday February 27th 2019

 

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 Leevale group training on the Farm - Photo: Gearóid Ó Laoi

 

UCC announced today, that work will begin on the new Science and Innovation Park later this year, probably in early Autumn.

Morgan Buckley, Director of Sport, UCC said that UCC will lose two pitches from the Farm, when work starts on a new science park and dental school, later this year, so there is now an urgent need for new facilities.

Sadly this marks the end of an era.  UCC say that the initial development will mean the loss of two playing fields, however, it is likely that more than that will be 'out of bounds' during the construction phase, with, probably, at least the same area again being required for various construction materials, and other related items, such as spoils, and, of course, boundary fencing, site offices and access roadways.


The Farm has been a staple of athletics in Cork for many decades, being used by a host of diverse sports, from GAA, soccer and rugby, frisbee tournaments, cricket, rounders, baseball and archery, to athletics, with Munster and County Cross-Country Championships being held there. There is even a shot/hammer throwing circle on the Farm. Almost any time of day, or even night, you are likely to find one or more people running there.


Question?

Will the new facility be as accessible as the Farm?

 

New UCC Sporting Facility Development in Curraheen

UCC is to apply shortly for planning permission for a new sporting facility in Curraheen. So, while, the existing facility, at the Farm, looks likely to be lost in the foreseeable future, it is likely that the new facility will not be available for use for two to three years.

 

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Reddy Architecture's Artist Impression of how the Farm will eventuall look

 

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Extent of the Development

The University lands (Precinct 2) are located at the south east of the park.  The overall area of UCC lands is 18.3 hectares and the quantitative allocation of development is 107,350m2.  It is proposed to develop the Precinct 2 lands on a phased basis using best international practise for the development of science and innovation parks

 

Sewer System

Before any of this happens, a sewer system, which will eventually serve the whole Science and Innovation Park, must be installed. Planning permission is not required for sewer ststems.

 

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CSIP Sewer System

 

As can be seen above, the sewer installation, which must go in before construction starts, at least in the initial construction area. The sewer will continue towards the former Tennis Village, near to which the sewer will connect into an existing sewer system.  The line of the sewer towards there means that there will be considerable disruption, if not complete loss of access, to the walkway between the Pitch & Putt club and Model Farm Road.

 

 

Today's Irish Examiner reported on the latest on UCC's plans for its playing fields in Curraheen, known as The Farm. 

UCC Release

This morning, Wednesday February 27th, University College Cork’s (UCC) launched their ambitious sports strategy, comprising a new UCC sports park, in Curraheen, sporting club and sports participation programme.

Following a six months consultation with UCC’s 55 sports clubs, and wider UCC community,  and the Cork sporting community, the four-year strategy was launched today.


[Webmaster's comment: The running community, whether clubs, or individuals, have been prolific users of the Farm. Indeed County Senior and Munster Cross-Country Championships have been held there.
However, with regard to "Cork sporting community" being consulted, there was no consultation with Cork Athletics County Board]

UCC plans aims to "develop a new UCC Sports Park in Curraheen" to replace its current facilities at the Farm in Cork. A new sporting club, ‘Sport for Life Club - Many Tribes-One Team’, will be launched to connect players, volunteers, sponsors, supporters and alumni.

 

Other plans include:

  • The launch of a new #ActiveUCC sports participation programme
  • An annual UCC Sport Hall of Fame Day
  • A new line of branded apparel with the renowned UCC Sport Skull and Crossbones

“Sport has long been the social language and currency of the city of Cork, its county and Munster," commented Professor John O’Halloran, Deputy President, UCC. “Sport is in our bones and pride is on our chest at UCC, and we are proud to be part of such a rich sporting heritage."

“This ambitious strategy is dedicated to unlocking the power of sport and physical activity across all areas of participation, representation and achievement” commented . “Sport brings people together, and I want to thank the University community for their passion in building this strategy."

 

Cork County Council's Cork Science & Innovation Park Framework Masterplan (2011) - PDF File (144 Pages)

 

 

Cork Athletics International Awards 2019

International Awards, Aspiring Young Athletes Bursaries and Graded Leagues Prizes 2019

Kingsley Hotel, Carrigrohane Road, Cork

Friday February 22nd 2019

 

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Cork Athletics International Award Medals

The Cork Athletics Annual International Awards presentations took place in the Kingsley Hotel, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, on Friday February 22nd 2019.  The awards are made to Cork athletes who have represented Ireland in athletics, during the previous twelve months, and have been nominated by their clubs. 

 

 

 Cork Athletics Aspiring Young Athletes 2018

 

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Along with the International Awards, training bursaries are presented to Aspiring Young Athletes, selected on several criteria, including significant athletic achievement, progression and application to their chosen athletic discipline(s).

 

 

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The leading athletes, and other prizewinners, from Cork Athletics Graded Leagues, sponsored by John Buckley Sports, were also presented with their prizes.

 

Members and Representatives from Cork's Winning National Cross-Country Team 1967

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Members and Representatives from Cork's Winning National Cross-Country Team 1967

 

Awards Function Brochure 2019 - PDF File



Cork Senior Men - National Cross-Country Champions 1967 - PDF File

 

International Awards 2018 - Last Year's Function

 

International Awards 2017

 

Cork Athletics International Awards 2016

 

2015 Awards

 

2014 Awards

 

2012 Awards  - scroll down page

 

2009 Awards

 

2008 Awards

 

Photos - Cork Athletics Flickr Account

 

120 Photos from the function


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Videos

 

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Opening address by Paddy Buckley, Chairman, Cork Athletics

 

 

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Address by Hamish Adams, CEO, Athletics Ireland

 

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International Awards Presentations


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Presentation of Aspiring Young Athlete Bursaries


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Graded Leagues Presentations

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Special Presentation to Cork Athletics Competition Secretary, Mary Meagher

 

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Presentations to Members of Cork's Winning National Cross-Country Championship Team, 1967

 

Concluding Address by Paddy Buckley

 

 

40 Years Ago - Killeagh Half-Marathon 1979

40 YEARS AGO – WHEN A HALF-MARATHON TOOK PLACE AT KILLEAGH


Guest Article by John Walshe

 This article, by John Walshe appeared in the Midleton & Dist News/Youghal News, on March 6th 2019

 

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Race Certificate from Killeagh Half-Marathon 1979

Webmasters Note: Many people of 'a certain age' will remember these certificates which were given to finishers, at a time long before the internet, when results were, if you were lucky enough to get them at all, might be available, several weeks after the event, in handwritten and photocopied format.  A big race might have 80 to 120 participants.

Next Sunday sees the fourth Killeagh GAA Club Four-Mile Road Race, taking place at 11am, with the walkers heading off an hour earlier.

 

Killeagh GAA Club 4 Mile Route & Course Details

The start for next Sunday's race is on Cork Road, and the route takes the competitors up towards Mogeely, before turning left after two miles, towards Garranjames and Clashdermot, finishing at the GAA complex. No doubt, one almost-full lap of this circuit will be enough for most people, but it is no harm recalling when a half-marathon (13.1 miles) took place around the same roads, consisting of three full circuits.

 

The occasion was Sunday night May 6th, 1979, and the race was just one of the many events that took place on the day of the famous Glenbower May Sunday Festival. The race was organised by two local athletes, Peter Lee and Willie O’Mahony, both members of the Youghal club at the time.

 

Willie O’Mahony’s contribution to the sport of athletics in the East Cork region has been immense, both as a competitor, administrator (Treasurer of the East Cork Board/Division since 1971), and event organiser. Peter Lee – who used to live beside the start line of Sunday’s race – was one of the few from the Cork area to run the inaugural Dublin Marathon in 1980, which he completed in 3:02:53, going on to run 2:53:29 the following year.  

 

The Glenbower Half-Marathon, as it was called, was somewhat of a step into the unknown, as, in 1979, road racing in Cork was just getting established. The running boom that would follow from that Dublin Marathon was still almost two years in the future. As an example, the Cork to Cobh 15-mile race which took place a week before Killeagh had just 41 finishers – all of them men.

 

The half-marathon started at 6.45pm, and took in the three laps of today’s course, and it had been measured by the calibrated bicycle method, one of the first in the country, outside of the Ballycotton races to be so measured. Prizes were on offer for the first four finishers, first two teams of three, and the first three novices, confined to Cork. There was also a signed time certificate presented to each finisher.  

 

Entry Fee = 30 Pence!

Entry fee was probably in the region of 30 pence - it’s worth noting that the entry for the Dublin Open Marathon later that summer was advertised as 50p - and while half-marathons nowadays attract numbers in the thousands (with corresponding astronomical entry fees), the result of that Glenbower Half-Marathon of 1979 lists just 14 finishers.

 

There were one or two non-finishers on the three-lap course; these included a man for whom such a decision to drop-out nowadays would be unthinkable. However, it should be noted that 16-year-old Denis McCarthy (then of the Youghal club) had already taken part in the Cork County U17 3000m track championship, earlier in the day, finishing fifth in 9:57.5 behind Finbarr McGrath (Leevale), and future international Richard O’Flynn (Bandon). Denis had also taken part in the high jump where the records show, unfortunately, that he failed to register a height.

 

After the first of the three laps on that May Sunday evening, four runners had broken away. There were Liam O’Brien and Paul Mulholland, from Midleton, and the Leevale pair of Jerry Murphy and the late Dick Hodgins, winner of the National Marathon four years before. On the second time round, Hodgins had been dropped, and with about a half-mile to go, O’Brien finally edged ahead of Murphy, but the margin on the line was just two seconds, 70:34 to 70:36. Mulholland finished strongly to take third in 71:03, over three minutes clear of Hodgins.

 

In the team race, Leevale suffered a rare defeat, as Midleton came out on top by three points, the team consisting of O’Brien (first), Mulholland (third) and Albert De Cogan (fifth). For the first two, the race was more a means to an end, as it served two contrasting purposes. To Liam O’Brien, it was probably no more than what would be referred to nowadays as a tempo-run, as he was preparing for the track season. A couple of months later he would win the second of his eight national steeplechase titles, his time of 8:52.6 being a big improvement on the 9:07.5 he had recorded the year before.

 

Jerry Murphy was no doubt using the 13 miles as a ‘bleed-out’ for the carbohydrate-loading diet prevalent at the time, as the following Sunday, on his 29th birthday, he would win the Munster Marathon in a time of 2:28:47, ahead of Leevale clubmate Liam Horgan (2:31:44), and Michael Joyce of St Finbarr’s (2:39:16).

 

In honour of Peter Lee and Willie O’Mahony who were ahead of their time in the promotion of what was probably Cork’s first half-marathon, and to remember those inaugural runners, these were the 14 finishers on that May Sunday evening almost four decades ago:


Results of Glenbower Half-Marathon

Killeagh

Sunday May 6th 1979

PosAthleteClubTime
1 Liam O'Brien Midleton 01:10:34
2 Jerry Murphy Leevale 01:10:36
3 Paul Mulholland Midleton 01:11:03
4 Dick Hodgins (RIP) Leevale 01:14:14
5 Albert De Coagan Midleton 01:16:15
6 Willie Cronin (RIP) Leevale 01:16:35
7 John Walshe Midleton 01:18:35
8 Donal Burke St Finbarr's 01:23:13
9 Tim Mulcahy Midleton 01:24:33
10 Pat Arnott Youghal 01:24:35
11 Peter Lee Youghal 01:29:24
12 Jerry Mohally (RIP) St Finbarr's 01:30:36
13 Willie O'Mahony Youghal 01:31:47
14 Tom Houlihan Midleton 01:41:00

 

 

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday March 10th 2019

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

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Killeagh GAA Club 4 Mile Crosshaven 5k and 10k Duhallow 10 Mile

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun Mar 10th: County Board Meeting, Killeagh GAA Club 4 Mile, Crosshaven 5k and 10k, Duhallow 10 Mile
 
Munster, National & International: Munster Schools Indoor T&F Chps, National Masters Indoor Chps, European Throws Cup

 

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Cork Events This Week

 

Wednesday March 6th, 8pm, CIT - County Board Meeting


Saturday March 9th, 1pm, CIT Track - CYDI Training Group

Saturday March 9th, 1:30pm, CIT Track - CYDI Distance Training Group

Saturday March 9th, 1pm, CIT Track - Winter Coaching Session
NB - This is the FINAL CYDI/Winter Coaching Session until September

 

Sunday March 10th, 11am, Killeagh - Killeagh GAA Club 4 Mile Road Race

 

Sunday March 10th, 11:30am, Crosshaven - Crosshaven 5k and 10k Road Races

SOLD OUT

 

Sunday March 10th, 1:30pm, Newmarket - Duhallow 10 Mile Road Race

Still Open!

 

Munster Events

 

Tuesday March 5th, Nenagh - Munster Schools Indoor Track and Field Championships

 

 

National Events

Saturday March 10th, Athlone IT - Athletics Ireland Masters Indoor Championships

 

 

International Events

Saturday-Sunday March 9th-10th, Samorin, Slovakia - European Throws Cup

 

 

Online Registrations

The Following Upcoming Races currently have Online Entry or Online Registration open:
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Crosshaven 5k/10k Road Race, Sunday March 10th
SOLD OUT

 

Duhallow 10 Mile Road Race 2019, Newmarket, Sunday March 10th

 

Mallow 10 Mile Road Race, Sunday March 24th

 SOLD OUT

 

Sonia O'Sullivan Great Island 10, Cobh, Sunday 7th April

 

Dromina 10, Sunday April 14th


Karen Fenton Memorial 5k, Ballinora, Sunday April 14th

 

Locha Lua Half-Marathon, Ballingeary, Saturday April 20th


The Great Railway Run 10k & 25k Road Races, Sunday April 29th

 

Bweeng 5k, Sunday 12th May


Cork City Marathon, Sunday 2nd June

 

 

 

Athlete Transfer Deadline - March 24th 2019

Deadline - March 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 Sunday March 24th.  Forms received after that date will NOT be accepted.

 

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 Sunday March 24th, however, as there is no postal delivery on Saturday 23rd or Sunday 24th March, the effective closing date is Friday March 22nd

 
Completed Transfer Forms may be submitted at any stage, but will not be reviewed by Cork Athletics County Board until after March 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 March 24th 2019, will close on August 24th 2019

 

 

Munster Road Championships 2019

Munster Road Championships 2019

Dundrum, Co. Tipperary

1pm Sunday March 3rd 2019

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Entries close at Midnight tonight, Thursday February 28th 2019

 

Entry for the Championships is via the Regional Entry Portal


 

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Course Details
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Course Elevation Profile

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Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday March 3rd 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday March 3rd 2019

 Weeks Summary:

Sun Mar 3rd, Munster Road Championships; Sat Mar 2nd, IUAA Cross-Country Championships; Fri Mar 1st - Sun 3rd, European Athletics Indoor Championships (Phil Healy, Bandon AC, runs)

  

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Cork Events This Week

There are no Registered Athletics Ireland events scheduled for Cork this week

 

 

Munster Events

 

Sunday March 3rd, 1pm, Dundrum, Tipperary - Munster Road Championships

 

National Events

Saturday March 2nd, 2pm, Galway - IUAA Cross-Country Championships

 

International Events

Friday March 1st-3rd, Glasgow - European Athletics Indoor Championships
Phil Healy, Bandon AC, competes

 

 

 

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Kinsale 10 mile Road Race 2019, Sunday February 24th

Crosshaven 5k/10k Road Race, Sunday March 10th

 

Duhallow 10 Mile Road Race 2019, Newmarket, Sunday March 10th

 

Mallow 10 Mile Road Race, Sunday March 24th

 

Sonia O'Sullivan Great Island 10, Cobh, Sunday 7th April

 

Dromina 10, Sunday April 14th


Karen Fenton Memorial 5k, Ballinora, Sunday April 14th

 

Locha Lua Half-Marathon, Ballingeary, Saturday April 20th

The Great Railway Run 10k & 25k Road Races, Sunday April 29th

 

Bweeng 5k, Sunday 12th May


Cork City Marathon, Sunday 2nd June

 

 

 

Darragh McElhinney Smashes Irish Junior Indoor 5000m Record

Darragh McElhinney Annihilates Irish Junior Indoor 5,000m Record

Connacht Indoor Championships Day 1 2019

AIT Athlone

Saturday February 23rd 2019

 

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Bantry AC's Darragh McElhinney took a phenomenal 23.35 seconds off Aaron Hanlon's (Clonliffe Harriers AC) previous record of 14:37.02, set when winning the Men's 5,000m, at the Boston University Opener meet, on December 2nd 2014.



Guesting at Day 1 of the Connacht Indoor Championships, in AIT Athlone yesterday, Darragh ran 14:13.67, to win, from a quality field.

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Togher AC's Evan Byrne, who was also guesting, placed third in 14:30.11, while Mullingar AC's Jamie Battle, in 4th place, ran the third fastest Under-20 5,000m, in 14:37.10, just outside the old record set by Aaron Hanlon.

 

 

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