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Death of Brendan Mooney - Late of Leevale AC

Brendan Mooney R.I.P. - Condolences

April 7th 2022

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Brendan Mooney R.I.P.

 

The Officers and Officials of Cork Athletics County Board extend their condolences and deepest sympathy to the Mooney family; Brendan's wife Ann, children; Joanne, Caroline, Brenda and Richard, and his extended family, on the death of our esteemed colleague Brendan Mooney, former member of Leevale AC, and Sports Journalist with the Irish Examiner

Brendan's lifetime contribution to athletics has been enormous and leaves a lasting legacy

 

 
Notice on RIP.ie

The death has occurred of Brendan Mooney, Upper Rochestown, Cork / Ballinabrackey, Meath

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MOONEY (Upper Rochestown and formerly of Ballinabrackey, Co. Meath) : On 7th April 2022, peacefully, after a short illness in the loving care of the staff in St. Bernadette’s Ward, Bon Secours Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, BRENDAN (former Sports Journalist Examiner Publications and accomplished athlete), dearly beloved husband of Ann (née Gannon) (Castlea Roscommon), devoted dad of Joanne, Caroline, Brenda and Richard, adored grandad to Mark, Brendan, Adam, Emily, Scott, Sophia and Parker.

Sadly, missed by his loving wife and family, mother Elizabeth, brothers Pat and Ollie, sisters Mary, Betty, Martina and Bernie, sons-in-law, Mark Murphy, John Carroll and Martin Carey, daughter-in-law Nikki, extended family, neighbours, colleagues and a wide circle of friends.

Reposing in the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh. O’ Connor Ltd. on Saturday (9th April) from 3pm to 4pm.

Requiem Mass at 11am on Monday (11th April) in St. Patrick’s Church, Rochestown which can be viewed on https://www.churchservices.tv/rochestown

Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Passage West.

Please leave your personal message for Brendan’s family on the condolence section or through

www.jerhoconnorfuneralhomes.ie

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to Cork Cancer Care Centre.

 

Leevale AC Tribute to Brendan Mooney

It is with great sadness that we learn of the the death of Brendan Mooney who passed away in Cork on Thursday evening after a short illness

Brendan a native of Ballinabrackey, Co Meath, began his career as a journalist with the Westmeath Examiner before moving to Cork to work for the Cork Examiner. On settling in Cork he joined Leevale Athletic Club and remained a member throughout his life representing the club at national and international levels.  Brendan was an accomplished sprinter and  invaluable member of the Leevale men’s team who won three consecutive national league titles during the 70’s

As a former athlete Brendan excelled in athletics  sports reporting, providing athletics with a level of coverage and understanding not seen before or since. Brendan covered all the Olympic Games from Montreal in 1976 to London 2012 prior to his retirement

As a sports writer Brendan also provided unrivalled  coverage of boxing and cycling. He covered the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia when Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche were at their peak. He reported on all  sports at a local, regional and national level

Brendan was married to Ann Mooney and the couple have four adult children Joanne, Caroline, Brenda and Richard. He is also survived by his mother Elizabeth and his six siblings

 

Irish Examiner Tribute to Brendan Mooney

Tributes pour in following death of former Irish Examiner sports journalist Brendan Mooney
Irish Examiner sports editor Tony Leen said that Brendan "covered Athletics, Boxing and Cycling with greater authority and empathy than we really knew. A fine professional sadly missed."

Tributes have poured in for former sports journalist Brendan Mooney who passed away in Cork on Thursday evening after a short illness.

Mr Mooney was a native of Ballinabrackey, Co Meath. He began his career as a journalist with the Westmeath Examiner before moving to Cork to work for the Cork Examiner.

As a news journalist, he covered major events including the Betelguese fire tragedy at Whiddy Island oil refinery in Bantry Bay and the Heremma kidnapping and standoff in Kildare.

He moved into full-time sports reporting covering all the Olympic Games from Montreal in 1976 to London prior to his retirement a few years ago.

 

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Insurance Briefing - April 2022

Briefing to Cork County Board on Athletics Ireland Insurance

MTU Track, Cork

Wednesday April 6th 2022

Before Cork County Board's Monthly Meeting, at MTU Track, on Wednesday April 6th, 2022, Peter Hanlon, of McMahon Galvin Insurance, gave a briefing, followed by a Q&A session, to the Board Officers and delegates present

 

Insurance Briefing to Cork County Board


The briefing covered a wide range of relevant matters, from individual cover, coaching, race/event permits, Officers cover, Personal Accident, and much more


The briefing was not intended to comprehensively cover every aspect of insurance relevant to clubs and individual members, nevertheless it answered many of the more common queries.  Any questions not covered can be put to Peter Hanlon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Athletics Ireland Insurance FAQ's (PDF Doc)

 

 

Some matters covered - See video for specific details/clarity


NB: These are Cork Athletics Webmasters Notes and should NOT be taken as being Gospel!


Club sessions and mebbers are covered only in officially sanctioned venues and locations. It does not cover individual athletes training, for example, on their own training run from home


Accredited Athletics Ireland Coaches are covered when coaching any (other) Athletics Ireland club or individual member anywhere, however only if coaching in a voluntary capacity. Paid coaches are not covered and are recommended to have their own professional indemnity insurance

 

Races/Events

Only covered if the proceed are for the benefit of the club. If the event is is organised on behalf of, say, a charity, it is not covered, however, a club will be covered if it organises an event and donates the proceeds to the charity


Risk Assessments

Every event should have a written Risk Assessment, whether Road Race, Track & Field, or Cross-Country event. Where man-made obstacles are used, to create 'jumps', for instance, on a Cross-Country course, it is essential to assess the risk of slips, trips and falls.  Another risk to be assessed is that of people competing without footwear, i.e. barefoot

Disclaimer/Declaration

It is recommended that all competitors in Track and Field, and Cross-Country, sign a disclaimer/declaration, similar to those commonly used in Road Races, acknowleding the risks they incur in taking part

Primary School Leagues

These must have their own permit

Incidents

AAI MUST be notified, in a timely manner, of any incident likely to give rise to a claim under its insurance cover, so that the details can be innvestingated before everycan be got by emailing Athletics ireland, or McMahon one scatters and the details cannot be ascertained/verified

Indemnity Letters

Indemnity letters covering, for example, landowners who have allowed their lands to be used for Cross-Country, can be got by emailing Athletics Ireland or McMahon Galvin

 

Prospective New Members

Prospective New Members can 'try out' the club for 1, 2 or 3 sessions, but may NOT compete while not a member



Personal Accident

Only covers club members in club events, and must be as a result of an accident. It does not cover injuries like, say, a hamstring injury


Property Insurance is NOT covered

 




 

 

 

Cork Athletics Registration Figures - March 31st 2022

Cork Athletics Registration Figures - March 31st 2022

 

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March end-of-month registrations for Cork Athletics stand at 6,305



A total of 2,479 individuals, who were Registered during 2021, have not, for whatever reason, been Registered yet this year. This is an area in which Club Registrars might be able to follow-up, and, maybe, boost their membership, particularly among adults. Unfortunately, with Juveniles, and across all sports in Ireland, and the UK, there is a huge drop-off from the early teens onward. Nevertheless Club Registrars might consider contacting lapsed members, to invite them back. Sometimes it takes just a phone call to  bring someone back. [NB: If contacting Juveniles, the contact MUST be through an adult, generally a parent/guardian]

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

 

As of 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.

Overall Registrations as at March 31st 2022

Top 30 Club Registrations March 2022


The March 31st registration total of 6,305 is, hopefully, an early predicator of 2022 year-end figures

 

ClubJuvenileYouthJuniorSeniorMasterJuvSenTotals
Leevale AC 246 56 24 56 91 302 171 473
Bandon AC 341 8 11 19 51 349 81 430
North Cork AC 304 15 2 11 52 319 65 384
Midleton AC 138 8 2 11 160 146 173 319
St. Catherine's AC 150 2 1 8 86 152 95 247
Togher AC 114 12 2 24 82 126 108 234
Youghal AC 107 10 3 15 90 117 108 225
Grange/Fermoy AC 87 7 2 9 115 94 126 220
Tracton AC 128 3 0 5 77 131 82 213
Belgooly AC 173 4 1 0 28 177 29 206
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 118 16 13 6 52 134 71 205
Mallow AC 0 0 0 11 159 0 170 170
Bweeng Trail Blazers 94 0 0 3 61 94 64 158
Watergrasshill AC 47 0 0 18 89 47 107 154
Ballymore Cobh AC 55 1 0 9 84 56 93 149
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 120 6 2 0 14 126 16 142
Blarney/Inniscara AC 118 0 2 4 17 118 23 141
St. Finbarrs AC 0 1 0 20 117 1 137 138
West Muskerry AC 111 1 0 2 15 112 17 129
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC 115 2 0 0 10 117 10 127
Eagle AC 0 0 0 14 112 0 126 126
Carrigaline AC 82 0 0 5 37 82 42 124
Ballincollig AC 54 5 2 7 50 59 59 118
Millstreet AC 86 1 0 1 23 87 24 111
Courcey AC 85 0 0 0 21 85 21 106
Doheny AC 92 1 0 0 8 93 8 101
Ballintotis Fit4Life 0 0 0 12 84 0 96 96
St. Nicholas AC 27 2 1 1 54 29 56 85
Mount Hillary AC 0 0 0 10 65 0 75 75
Skibbereen AC 60 1 0 1 12 61 13 74
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 0 0 2 64 0 66 66
Bridevale AC 0 0 0 12 47 0 59 59
Old Abbey AC 49 0 0 2 7 49 9 58
Clonakilty Juvenile A.C 48 0 0 0 10 48 10 58
Liscarroll AC 31 4 4 3 13 35 20 55
Durrus AC 28 2 2 0 20 30 22 52
Beara AC 0 0 0 8 38 0 46 46
Donoughmore AC 0 0 0 2 43 0 45 45
Dromahane Road Runners AC 0 1 0 6 35 1 41 42
Bantry AC 25 1 0 1 12 26 13 39
Buttevant R.C. 0 0 0 9 26 0 35 35
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 0 0 0 3 28 0 31 31
Cork Track Club 0 0 0 19 9 0 28 28
Fota Island Running Club 0 0 0 5 21 0 26 26
The Churchtown Roadrunners AC 0 0 0 8 18 0 26 26
East Cork AC 0 0 1 7 18 0 26 26
Doneraile AC 0 0 0 2 22 0 24 24
Galtee Runners AC 0 0 0 2 17 0 19 19
Carrigtwohill AC 0 0 0 1 16 0 17 17
Rising Sun AC 0 0 0 0 16 0 16 16
Cork Mental Health AC 0 0 0 1 15 0 16 16
Duhallow AC 0 0 0 2 13 0 15 15
Shandrum AC 0 0 0 1 13 0 14 14
Abbey Striders AC 4 1 0 2 3 5 5 10
UNATTACHED 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 3


 Leevale AC top the overall listings, followed closely by Bandon AC, with nine clubs; North Cork AC,  Midleton AC,  St Catherine's AC, Togher AC, Youghal AC, Grange Fermoy AC, Tracton AC, Belgooly AC and Carraig na bhFear AC next, all having over 200 registered members.  Twenty six clubs exceed the 100 registrations mark

 

 

 Juvenile/Youth Registrations as at March 31st 2022

Bandon AC head the table, followed by North Cork AC and Leevale AC. Fourteen clubs have 100 or more Juvenile/Youth members.

 

Top 30 Juvenile Clubs March 2022

 Leading Cork Juvenile Clubs

 

ClubJuvenileYouthTotal Juv
Bandon AC 341 8 349
North Cork AC 304 15 319
Leevale AC 246 56 302
Belgooly AC 173 4 177
St. Catherine's AC 150 2 152
Midleton AC 138 8 146
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 118 16 134
Tracton AC 128 3 131
Togher AC 114 12 126
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 120 6 126
Blarney/Inniscara AC 118 0 118
Youghal AC 107 10 117
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC 115 2 117
West Muskerry AC 111 1 112
Grange/Fermoy AC 87 7 94
Bweeng Trail Blazers 94 0 94
Doheny AC 92 1 93
Millstreet AC 86 1 87
Courcey AC 85 0 85
Carrigaline AC 82 0 82
Skibbereen AC 60 1 61
Ballincollig AC 54 5 59
Ballymore Cobh AC 55 1 56
Old Abbey AC 49 0 49
Clonakilty Juvenile A.C 48 0 48
Watergrasshill AC 47 0 47
Liscarroll AC 31 4 35
Durrus AC 28 2 30
St. Nicholas AC 27 2 29
Bantry AC 25 1 26
Abbey Striders AC 4 1 5
UNATTACHED 0 3 3
St. Finbarrs AC 0 1 1
Dromahane Road Runners AC 0 1 1

 

Leading Adult Registrations by Club - March 31st 2022

There is little between the top three clubs - just 3 registrations. Midleton AC, head the list on 173, followed by Leevale (171) and Mallow AC (170). Nine clubs now have over 100 registered adult members, with three more within single digit figures of the 100 mark.

 

 Top 30 Senior Clubs Registrations March 2022

 

ClubJuniorSeniorMasterSen
Midleton AC 2 11 160 173
Leevale AC 24 56 91 171
Mallow AC 0 11 159 170
St. Finbarrs AC 0 20 117 137
Grange/Fermoy AC 2 9 115 126
Eagle AC 0 14 112 126
Togher AC 2 24 82 108
Youghal AC 3 15 90 108
Watergrasshill AC 0 18 89 107
Ballintotis Fit4Life 0 12 84 96
St. Catherine's AC 1 8 86 95
Ballymore Cobh AC 0 9 84 93
Tracton AC 0 5 77 82
Bandon AC 11 19 51 81
Mount Hillary AC 0 10 65 75
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 13 6 52 71
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 2 64 66
North Cork AC 2 11 52 65
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 3 61 64
Ballincollig AC 2 7 50 59
Bridevale AC 0 12 47 59
St. Nicholas AC 1 1 54 56
Beara AC 0 8 38 46
Donoughmore AC 0 2 43 45
Carrigaline AC 0 5 37 42
Dromahane Road Runners AC 0 6 35 41
Buttevant R.C. 0 9 26 35
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 0 3 28 31
Belgooly AC 1 0 28 29
Cork Track Club 0 19 9 28
Fota Island Running Club 0 5 21 26
The Churchtown Roadrunners AC 0 8 18 26
East Cork AC 1 7 18 26
Millstreet AC 0 1 23 24
Doneraile AC 0 2 22 24
Blarney/Inniscara AC 2 4 17 23
Durrus AC 2 0 20 22
Courcey AC 0 0 21 21
Liscarroll AC 4 3 13 20
Galtee Runners AC 0 2 17 19
West Muskerry AC 0 2 15 17
Carrigtwohill AC 0 1 16 17
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 2 0 14 16
Rising Sun AC 0 0 16 16
Cork Mental Health AC 0 1 15 16
Duhallow AC 0 2 13 15
Shandrum AC 0 1 13 14
Skibbereen AC 0 1 12 13
Bantry AC 0 1 12 13
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC 0 0 10 10
Clonakilty Juvenile A.C 0 0 10 10
Old Abbey AC 0 2 7 9
Doheny AC 0 0 8 8
Abbey Striders AC 0 2 3 5

Athlete Transfers March 2022

Athletics Ireland Transfers for Ratification - March 2022

 

Transfer Window Closed


The Spring Transfer Window closed on Thursday March 24th.  Transfer forms may be submitted at any time, but will not be dealt with until the next Transfer Window closes, on August 24th 2022

Sixty Eight (68) athlete transfers within the county, and a further sixteen (16) inter-county transfers will be put forward for ratification at a meeting of the Officers of Cork Athletics County Board, on Wednesday April 6th

In case of any issues with these transfers, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0861713500 BY 6PM on Wednesday next, April 6th, at latest

 

Transfers for Ratification

ForenameSurnameOutgoing ClubIncoming Club
Thomas Gale Bandon Leevale
Adam Turner Belgooly Cork Track
Zoe Conway Belgooly Leevale
Cathy Dorney Belgooly Leevale
Abbie Dorney Belgooly Leevale
Ruby Swinburne Belgooly Leevale
Aaron Gui Belgooly Riverstick / Kinsale
Danny Kelly Belgooly Riverstick / Kinsale
Max O'Reilly Belgooly Riverstick / Kinsale
Praise Wenegieme Belgooly Riverstick / Kinsale
Glory Wenegieme Belgooly Riverstick / Kinsale
Bobby Dutfield-Cook Belgooly Riverstick / Kinsale
Dean Cronin Blarney-Inniscarra Leevale
Conor McCarthy Bridevale Grange / Fermoy
Helen Scannell Bridevale Grange / Fermoy
James Sweeney Bridevale Grange / Fermoy
Ben Coffey Clonakilty Road Runners Bandon
Mattie Coffey Clonakilty Road Runners Bandon
Tadhg O'Sullivan Cork Mental Health Bweeng Trail Blazers
John Goggin Eagle St Finbarr's
Mike Cremin East Cork Midleton
Johnny O'Sullivan Galtee Runners Grange / Fermoy
Catherine O'Sullivan Galtee Runners Grange / Fermoy
Ronan O'Shea Grange / Fermoy Carrigaline Road Runners
Isabelle O'Shea Grange / Fermoy Carrigaline Road Runners
Roisin Hussain Grange/Fermoy Leevale
Clara Noonan Leevale Belgooly
Eve McDonnell Leevale Blarney-Inniscarra
Jessica Neville Leevale Cork Track
Anthony Mannix Leevale Cork Track
Eve O'Connell Leevale Riverstick / Kinsale
Anna O'Connell Leevale Riverstick / Kinsale
Alannah O'Flaherty Leevale St Finbarrs
Aine Burke Leevale Togher
Eimear Burke Leevale Togher
Conor Gannon Leevale Togher
Darragh Gannon Leevale Togher
Olivia Cotter Mallow Buttevant
John Spelman Midleton East Cork
Donal O'Callaghan North Cork Mallow
John Lucey St Finbarr's Bandon
Peter Kiraly St Nicholas Grange / Fermoy
Roisin Murphy Togher Belgooly
Jennifer Quinn Togher Belgooly
Ken O'Mahony Togher Bweeng
Craig Harrington Togher Cork Track
Kate O'Brien Togher Leevale
Niamh O'Brien Togher Leevale
Isabel McCarthy Tracton Bandon
Elva Farrell Tracton Belgooly
Rian Farrell Tracton Belgooly
Liam Aherne Watergrasshill Carraig Na bhFear
Laura Moore Watergrasshill Carraig Na bhFear
Rachel Cronin Watergrasshill Grange / Fermoy
David Buckley Watergrasshill Grange / Fermoy
Stephen Crowley Watergrasshill Grange / Fermoy
Kieran McKeown Watergrasshill Grange / Fermoy
Andy Goulding Watergrasshill Grange / Fermoy
Bryan Crowley Watergrasshill Grange / Fermoy
Declan Clancy Watergrasshill St Catherines
Michael McSweeney West Muskerry Beara
Michael Healy Youghal Leevale

 

Inter-County Transfers for Ratification

ForenameSurnameOutgoing ClubIncoming Club
Liam Houlihan Ballymore Cobh Gowran
Jack Sheehan Killarney Valley Leevale
Seamus Leddy Galway City Harriers St Finbarr's
Gerard Hannon Doneraile West Limerick
Lauren O'Connor Gneeguilla North Cork
Adam Farrell Waterford Carraig Na bhFear
Conor Murphy Beara Kenmare
Julia Cronin Rathfarmham Togher
Marie Cronin Rathfarmham Togher
Ciara O'Neill Clonmel Leevale

 

Online Transfers for Ratification

ForenameSurnameOutgoing ClubIncoming Club
Shane Winters Courcey's Bandon
Barry Slye Tracton Carrigaline
Lexi McCarthy Carrigaline Leevale
Jessica Lysaght Doneraile Mallow
Tara Cronin Leevale Togher
Bernadette De Courcey Carrigaline Tracton

 

Online Inter-County Transfers for Ratification

ForenameSurnameOutgoing ClubIncoming Club
Lauren O'Leary Emerald Leevale
James Doran An Riocht Eagle
Meadhbh Campbell Donore Hrs Midleton
Noel McCarthy Blarney-Inniscarra West Limerick
John O'Sullivan Leevale Lios Tuathail
Conor Galvin North Cork Liffey Valley


There are sioxteen (16) inter-county transfers, with ten coming into Cork, and six going out

 

There may be other Inter-County transfers being processed by other Counties that have not yet been presented to Cork Athletics

Athletes are reminded that transfers are NOT effective until May 1st, and all transfered athletes may only compete in neutral (white) colours until May 1st. Club colours (incoming or outgloing) should not be worn during May

Juvenile Track and Field Championships 2022 - Names of Officials Sought

Cork County AAI Juvenile Track & Field 2022 Championships - Clubs Requested to Provide Details of Their Nominated Officials by Tuesday April 5th

MTU Track

track and field 2022  track officials

 

Sunday May 1st - County Juvenile U12-19 T&F Championships - Day 1

 

Sunday May 8th - County Juvenile U12-19 T&F Championships - Day 2

 

Sunday May 15th - County Juvenile U9 - 11 & Relays T&F Championships - Day 3

 

Sunday May 22nd - County Juvenile B & Combined Events T&F Championships - Day 4

All clubs are requested to supply details of their two volunteers (or more, if available) to help at our forthcoming County Track and Field Championships, on May 1st, May 8th, May 15th and May 22nd.  Please send their names, email addresses and contact numbers, along with preferred day(s) and event(s) at which to officiate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 All participating clubs are required to provide the names of their two (2) or more volunteers by Tuesday April 5th, so that officials can be assigned to all events and functions, to ensure the smooth running of these T&F Meets for everybody

Athletics Ireland Note Re Athletics Websites - March 2022

Athletics Ireland Note Re: Club, County or Provincial website or social media sites

Issued Monday March 22nd 2022


To All Club, County & Provincial Secretaries

 

With the increasing use of social media and web posting we are constantly contacted by individuals and groups about inappropriate posts that are shared or liked by affiliates of Athletics Ireland for example Clubs, County Boards or Provincial Councils

We actively encourage all our stakeholders to proactively share the positive stories that our great sport generates on a daily basis. We also encourage all stakeholders to be socially aware and avoid any shares, likes or stories that could reflect negatively on anyone or upset anyone. We do not wish anyone to bring the sport of athletics into disrepute

We note that we all have an active role to play in the promotion of our sport and to support our vision of inspiring the nation to be active, healthy and to perform through athletics. We actively encourage all our stakeholders to live our values of respect, inclusion, integrity and excellence. We welcome all feedback on our new campaigns and initiatives and request that any such feedback is directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We thank you for taking the time to read this message and note the importance of this message to those individuals managing your websites and social media feeds. Remember any posts on your Club, County or Provincial website or social media sites reflect directly on your entire collective and this is a very responsible role for anyone in your group

We note that more digital marketing workshops are planned for 2022 to assist in this area

Hamish Adams

Chief Executive Officer

Clubs - How to Opt Out of Auto-Renewal of AAI Registrations

Turning Off Auto-Renewal of AAI Registrations

 

At the beginning of this year, many clubs around the country encountered major problems with individuals renewing their own AAI Registration directly on the AAI Registration system, with many not, at least at the same time, renewing their club membership, resulting in significant frustration for many club administrators

Last month, following representations from a number of clubs, AAI issued an instructional email (see below) to five clubs

This email was then forwarded to Cork, and, at the Monthly Meeting of Cork Athletics County Board, on Wednesday April 6th, it was agreed that all clubs should be made aware of this email containing the instructions on how to opt out of the Registration Auto-Renewal process

From: Deirdre Marley
Sent: ......................
To: <five club representatives>
Cc: Hamish Adams
Subject: Clubs opting out of auto renewal

Hi All,

The following is the functionality that you have requested that your members are not able to renew their AAI membership using the system

Step1: The club formally requests by email to Deirdre Marley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) that they wish to have their club members removed from having the ability to renew their AAI membership themselves. This formal request must come from an administrator of the club

 

Step2: AAI receive this request and disable the club

 

Step3: Within the club the following happens. Club administrators see the following:

    All members will be disabled immediately from renewing. Administrators will see the screen below on each member profile. They will not be able to uncheck these boxes

 

auto renewal 1

   

The Email renewal Invite option is disabled

auto renewal 2

 

(c) When a club user logs in to their account they will see the following

auto renewal 3

 

Kind regards

Deirdre Marley

Office & Registration Manager

Updated - Athlete Transfers March 2022

Updated Athletics Ireland Transfers - March 2022

April 7th 2022

 

Transfer Window Closed


The Spring Transfer Window closed on Thursday March 24th.  Transfer forms may be submitted at any time, but will not be dealt with until the next Transfer Window closes, on August 24th 2022

Sixty six (66) athlete transfers were within the county, and a further fifteen (15) inter-county transfers were put forward for ratification at a meeting of the Officers of Cork Athletics County Board, on Wednesday April 6th

In case of any issues arising from these transfers, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0861713500

 

Ratified Transfers

ForenameSurnameOutgoing ClubIncoming Club
Thomas Gale Bandon Leevale
Adam Turner Belgooly Cork Track
Zoe Conway Belgooly Leevale
Cathy Dorney Belgooly Leevale
Abbie Dorney Belgooly Leevale
Ruby Swinburne Belgooly Leevale
Aaron Gui Belgooly Riverstick / Kinsale
Danny Kelly Belgooly Riverstick / Kinsale
Max O'Reilly Belgooly Riverstick / Kinsale
Praise Wenegieme Belgooly Riverstick / Kinsale
Glory Wenegieme Belgooly Riverstick / Kinsale
Bobby Dutfield-Cook Belgooly Riverstick / Kinsale
Dean Cronin Blarney-Inniscarra Leevale
Conor McCarthy Bridevale Grange / Fermoy
Helen Scannell Bridevale Grange / Fermoy
James Sweeney Bridevale Grange / Fermoy
Ben Coffey Clonakilty Road Runners Bandon
Mattie Coffey Clonakilty Road Runners Bandon
Tadhg O'Sullivan Cork Mental Health Bweeng Trail Blazers
John Goggin Eagle St Finbarr's
Mike Cremin East Cork Midleton
Johnny O'Sullivan Galtee Runners Grange / Fermoy
Catherine O'Sullivan Galtee Runners Grange / Fermoy
Ronan O'Shea Grange / Fermoy Carrigaline Road Runners
Isabelle O'Shea Grange / Fermoy Carrigaline Road Runners
Roisin Hussain Grange/Fermoy Leevale
Clara Noonan Leevale Belgooly
Eve McDonnell Leevale Blarney-Inniscarra
Jessica Neville Leevale Cork Track
Anthony Mannix Leevale Cork Track
Eve O'Connell Leevale Riverstick / Kinsale
Anna O'Connell Leevale Riverstick / Kinsale
Alannah O'Flaherty Leevale St Finbarrs
Aine Burke Leevale Togher
Eimear Burke Leevale Togher
Conor Gannon Leevale Togher
Darragh Gannon Leevale Togher
Olivia Cotter Mallow Buttevant
John Spelman Midleton East Cork
Donal O'Callaghan North Cork Mallow
John Lucey St Finbarr's Bandon
Peter Kiraly St Nicholas Grange / Fermoy
Roisin Murphy Togher Belgooly
Jennifer Quinn Togher Belgooly
Ken O'Mahony Togher Bweeng
Craig Harrington Togher Cork Track
Kate O'Brien Togher Leevale
Niamh O'Brien Togher Leevale
Isabel McCarthy Tracton Bandon
Elva Farrell Tracton Belgooly
Rian Farrell Tracton Belgooly
Liam Aherne Watergrasshill Carraig Na bhFear
Laura Moore Watergrasshill Carraig Na bhFear
Rachel Cronin Watergrasshill Grange / Fermoy
David Buckley Watergrasshill Grange / Fermoy
Stephen Crowley Watergrasshill Grange / Fermoy
Kieran McKeown Watergrasshill Grange / Fermoy
Andy Goulding Watergrasshill Grange / Fermoy
Bryan Crowley Watergrasshill Grange / Fermoy
Declan Clancy Watergrasshill St Catherines
Michael McSweeney West Muskerry Beara
Michael Healy Youghal Leevale

 

Ratified Inter-County Transfers

ForenameSurnameOutgoing ClubIncoming Club
Liam Houlihan Ballymore Cobh Gowran
Jack Sheehan Killarney Valley Leevale
Seamus Leddy Galway City Harriers St Finbarr's
Gerard Hannon Doneraile West Limerick
Lauren O'Connor Gneeguilla North Cork
Adam Farrell Waterford Carraig Na bhFear
Conor Murphy Beara Kenmare
Julia Cronin Rathfarmham Togher
Marie Cronin Rathfarmham Togher
Ciara O'Neill Clonmel Leevale

 

Ratified Online Transfers

ForenameSurnameOutgoing ClubIncoming Club
Shane Winters Courcey's Bandon
Barry Slye Tracton Carrigaline
Lexi McCarthy Carrigaline Leevale
Bernadette De Courcey Carrigaline Tracton

 

Ratified Online Inter-County Transfers

ForenameSurnameOutgoing ClubIncoming Club
Lauren O'Leary Emerald Leevale
Meadhbh Campbell Donore Hrs Midleton
John O'Sullivan Leevale Lios Tuathail
Conor Galvin North Cork Liffey Valley


There are forteen (14) inter-county transfers, with nine coming into Cork, and five going out

 

There may be other Inter-County transfers being processed by other Counties that have not yet been presented to Cork Athletics

Athletes are reminded that transfers are NOT effective until May 1st, and all transfered athletes may only compete in neutral (white) colours until May 1st. Club colours (incoming or outgloing) should not be worn during May

County Board Meeting - Wednesday April 6th 2022

Cork County Board Monthly Meeting - April 6th 2022

MTU Track

8pm - 10pm Wednesday April 6th 2022


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Peter Hanlon, McMahon Galvin  Insurance  

 

Please note that the HSE CMO's advice on crowded indoor spaces remains that face masks should be worn

 

Insurance Briefing and Q&A

The Cork Athletics County Board regular Monthy Meeting will be held upstairs in the 'Red Brick' building at MTU (formerly CIT) Track, at 8pm on Wednesday next, April 6th

The first part of the meeting will be a briefing on AAI Insurance, followed by a Q&A session. Peter must leave by 9pm


Clubs that wish to put queries to Peter Hanlon should please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., without delay, outlining their queries (briefly).  This will help speed up the process, and reduce duplication

Please note, as Peter must leave by 9pm, and also that we will still have a full agenda to deal with, the Q&A session may need to be curtailed, if that part of the meeting overruns


Outline Agenda for Monthly Meeting


The meeting agenda proper will be drawn up by County Secretary, Anne Murray, in conjunction with Acting Chairman, Pat Walsh

We have a full agenda to deal with on Wednesday, however, with the first hour or so taken up with insurance matters, we will have limited time available

There are 84 transfers to be considered and ratified. Due to time constraints, these will, with the approval of the meeting, be taken as read. However any club that has an issue or query should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., before 6pm Wednesday

Other matters on the agenda, in random order, include the fortcoming Cork County Track and Field Championships, Stewarding, inc Head Stewards, for the Cork City Marathon, The Cork Women's Mini-Marathon, and Permits, along with Officers Reports.... and more




 

 

Aoife Cooke Places 5th in Barcelona Half-Marathon 2022

Aoife Cooke Runs 70:58 in Barcelona Half-Marathon

Barcelona, Spain

Sunday April 3rd 2022

aoife cooke national marathon champion 2019

 

Aoife Cooke, Eagle AC, produced another 'Top Drawer' performance, earlier today, running 70:58 in this morning's Barcelona Half-Marathon, finishing in 5th place in the women's race and 80th overall


Barcelona Half-Marathon 2022 Video

 

Official Barcelona Half-Marathon Results 2022


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Top 10 Women



 

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Hafta Teklu Wins

 

top 10 men barcelona half marathon 2022

Top 10 Men's Times


 

Top 10 - Irish Men's and Women's 10 Mile Road Race Performances 2022

Irish 10 Mile Rankings 2022 - Guest Article by John Walshe

as at March 30th 2022

There is no doubting the popularity of the 10-mile distance, especially during the early months of the year when most of the high-profile events take place.

As was done in 2018 and 2019, this is an attempt to compile an annual ranking list for men under 55:00 and women under 65:00 and will be updated each quarter.

The list, from January to March, shows the time (gun time), name/club/category, the race and finishing position, along with the date. Where an athlete appears more than once, just the surname is used after the initial listing.

Aoife Cooke – with her 54:19 effort at Dungarvan – leads the women from Michelle Finn who ran 55:09 at Mallow. Jake O’Regan went to the top of the leader-board for men with his 48:40 at Bundoran surpassing the 48:51 achieved by Hugh Armstrong the previous month at Dungarvan.

Dungarvan, with 16 under 55:00, saw the highest standard amongst the men with Trim, at 15 under 65:00, the leading race for the women. The most prolific racer is Tudor Moldovan with five performances, including two on successive days.

Any additions or corrections are welcome and can be made on the comments section wherever this list appears and will be included in the next updated edition in three months time.


Footnote (or food for thought!): This list contains the names of 52 runners (51 men + one woman) who, over three months in 13 different races throughout the land, ran under 55 minutes for 10 miles.

Taking a look back all of 29 years, to March 7th 1993, the Ballycotton ‘10’ results show 71 finishers under 55:00. Allowing for 10/11 British competitors, it still meant that 60 Irish men ran sub-55:00 in one race on the one day – long, long before the era of ‘super shoes’!


Undoubtably, there will be performances that, for whatever reason, have been missed, overlooked, or, maybe, were run abroad. If you are aware of any, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Men's 10 Mile Rankings 2022

Jake O'Regan (St John's AC) is the Men's 10 Mile Leader, following his 48:40 win in the Bundoran0 Mile, earlier last month. The leading Corkman, in 4th position, is East Cork AC's Tim O'Donoghue, with his 49:451 in the Dungarvan 10

 

PosForenameSurnameCatClubRaceRace PosTime
1 Jake O'Regan M St Johns Bundoran 1 0:48:40
2 Hugh Armstrong M Ballina Dungarvan 1 0:48:51
3 Conor Duffy M Glaslough Dungarvan 2 0:49:31
4 Tim O'Donoghue M East Cork Dungarvan 3 0:49:45
5 David Mansfield M Clonmel Dungarvan 4 0:50:06
6 Sergiu Ciobanu M Clonliffe Mallow 1 0:50:36
7 David McCarthy M West Waterford Dungarvan 5 0:50:41
8 Martin Hoare M Celbridge Trim 1 0:50:46
9 Ger Forde M KCH Dungarvan 6 0:50:52
10 Eoin Mullan M Omagh Bundoran 2 0:50:59
11   Hoare M   Ballyroan 1 0:51:15
12 Tudor Moldovan M Clonliffe Ballyroan 2 0:51:21
13 Sean Hehir M Metro-St Brigids Ballyroan 3 0:51:43
14 Conor McCauley M Leevale Dungarvan 7 0:51:58
15   Moldovan M   Bundoran 3 0:51:58
16 Declan Reid M45 City of Derry Spart Derry 1 0:52:09
17 Kane Collins M Donore Dungarvan 8 0:52:27
18 John Kinsella M Bilboa Dungarvan 9 0:52:28
19 Alexander Wallace M40 St Cocas Trim 2 0:52:32
20 Aaron Brennan M GCH Craughwell 1 0:52:47
21 Eoghan McGinley M Letterkenny Bundoran 4 0:52:49
22 Pat Hennessy M West Waterford Dungarvan 10 0:52:55
23 Mick Fogarty M40 Ferbane Ardagh 1 0:53:01
24   Moldovan M   Ardagh 2 0:53:07
25   Kinsella M   Mallow 2 0:53:08
26 Mark Walsh M Leevale Ballyroan 4 0:53:13
27 Derek Griffin M unatt Mallow 3 0:53:14
28   Collins M   Mallow 4 0:53:20
29 Kevin O'Leary M East Cork Dungarvan 11 0:53:26
30 Brian Conroy M Clane Trim 3 0:53:29
31   Moldovan M   W'Meath 1 0:53:46
32   Moldovan M   Kinsale 1 0:53:49
33 Noel Murphy M Waterford Mallow 5 0:53:49
34 Conal McCambridge M North Belfast Larne 1 0:53:51
35 Mark McPaul M Milford Bundoran 5 0:53:53
36 Allan Bogle M40 City of Derry Spart Derry 2 0:53:54
37 Alan O'Brien M40 Eagle Mallow 6 0:53:59
38 Mossy Bracken M Moycarkey-Coolcroo Dungarvan 12 0:54:07
39 Toby Ruffer M Newbridge Trim 4 0:54:14
40 Donal Coakley M Leevale Dungarvan 13 0:54:15
41 Vivian Foley M50 Eagle Mallow 7 0:54:16
42 Griffin Griffin M   Tralee 1 0:54:17
43 James Hamilton M Ballymena Runners Larne 2 0:54:17
44 Sean Lally M Monaghan Town Trim 5 0:54:20
45   Foley M   Dungarvan 14 0:54:24
46 Jeremy O'Donovan M40 St Finbarrs Dungarvan 15 0:54:26
47   O'Donovan M   Kinsale 2 0:54:27
48 Brian Martin M Drogheda & Dist Naas 1 0:54:27
49 Paul Smith M Drogheda & Dist Naas 2 0:54:27
50 David Callaghan M Tallaght Ballyroan 5 0:54:34
51 Matthew McLaughlin M45 Inishowen Derry 3 0:54:34
52 Brendan Heaney M Armagh Dungarvan 16 0:54:35
53 Michael Morgan M45 St Finbarrs Kinsale 3 0:54:37
54 David Hamilton M North Belfast Larne 3 0:54:37
55 Toby Ruffer M Newbridge Naas 3 0:54:41
56 Killian Nolan M unatt Trim 6 0:54:47
57 Ciaran McGonagle M40 Letterkenny Derry 4 0:54:52
58 Paul Minogue M Clonmel Kilsheelan 1 0:54:53
59 Noel McNally M40 Road Runners Larne 4 0:54:55
60 Philip McHugh M Letterkenny Derry 5 0:54:58
61 Marty Lynch M40 Milford Bundoran 6 0:54:59

 

Women's 10 Mile Rankings 2022

There are 55 women on the Irish 10 Mile ranking List for 2022, with Eagle AC's Aoife Cooke heading the list with her Dungarvan 10 performance of 54:19

PosForenameSurnameCatClubRaceRace PosTime
1 Aoife Cooke F35 Eagle Dungarvan 1 0:54:19
2 Michelle Finn F Leevale Mallow 1 0:55:09
3 Aoife Kilgannon F Sligo Trim 1 0:55:42
4 Jessica Craig F North Down Derry 1 0:56:53
5 Siobhan O'Doherty F35 Borrisokane Ballyroan 1 0:58:04
6 Ruth Fitzgerald F Waterford Dungarvan 2 0:58:10
7 Isobel Oakes F Sigo Trim 2 0:58:43
8   O'Doherty F   Dungarvan 3 0:58:44
9 Niamh Moore F Leevale Mallow 2 0:58:54
10 Courtney McGuire F Clonmel Dungarvan 4 0:58:58
11   Oakes F   Ballyroan 2 0:58:59
12 Catherine Whoriskey F35 CoDerry S Derry 2 0:59:02
13 Ciara Durkan F Skerries Trim 3 0:59:13
14 Sarahjane Cooke F40 Victoria P & C Larne 1 0:59:25
15 Hannah Steeds F Clonmel Dungarvan 5 0:59:30
16 Natalie Hall F Victoria Park & C Trim 4 0:59:42
17 Caroline Donnellan F45 Edenderry Trim 5 1:00:16
18 Jennifer Montague F35 Leevale Ballyroan 3 1:00:21
19 Kate Kelly F Athlone AIT Ballyroan 4 1:00:34
20 Rachel Birt F Killgarry RC Trim 6 1:00:40
21   Montague F   Kinsale 1 1:01:10
22 Maria McCambridge F45 DSD Trim 7 1:01:11
23 Ava Costello FJ Trim Trim 8 1:01:20
24   Steeds F   KIlsheelan 1 1:01:39
25 Emma Murphy F35 St Finbarrs Mallow 3 1:01:55
26 Adrienne Jordan F45 Crusaders Trim 9 1:01:58
27 Edel Gaffney F Trim Trim 10 1:02:02
28 Niamh Devlin F DSD Dungarvan 6 1:02:06
29   McCambridge F   Naas 1 1:02:12
30 Angela McCann F50 Clonmel Dungarvan 7 1:02:18
31 Neasa de Burca F40 GCH Craughwell 1 1:02:20
32 Siobhan Lee F GCH Craughwell 2 1:02:20
33 Catherine Thornton F Crusaders Craughwell 3 1:02:42
34 Fiona Gettings F40 Longford Trim 11 1:02:51
35 Linda O'Sullivan F50 Watergrasshill Dungarvan 8 1:02:53
36 Karen Alexander F40 Christian Runn Derry 3 1:03:06
37   O'Sullivan F   Mallow 4 1:03:15
38 Catherine O'Connor F Sli Cualann Naas 2 1:03:19
39   McCann F   Kilsheelan 2 1:03:38
40 Sabrina Keogh F Dunboyne Trim 12 1:03:41
41   Alexander F   Larne 2 1:03:45
42 Sinead O'Reilly F40 Donore Trim 13 1:03:50
43 Sharon Leetch F45 Ballymena R Larne 3 1:03:54
44 Julie Kirwan F40 unatt Dungarvan 9 1:04:02
45 Joan Flynn F40 Mullingar Trim 14 1:04:05
46 Niamh Clifford F Star of the Laune Tralee 1 1:04:08
47 Catherine Murphy F45 Eagle Mallow 5 1:04:22
48 Susan Glennon F Mullingar Trim 15 1:04:27
49 Breda Gaffney F45 Mallow Mallow 6 1:04:40
50 Jean Lucey F unatt Mallow 7 1:04:44
51 April Clarke F North Belfast Derry 4 1:04:48
52 Tara Kennedy F45 Raheny Dungarvan 10 1:04:49
53 Eimear Gormley F Letterkenny Bundoran 1 1:04:53
54   Flynn F   Ardagh 1 1:04:54
55   Murphy F   Dungarvan 11 1:04:57

 

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Top 10 - Final Irish Men's and Women's 10 Mile Road Race Performances 2018

 

Cork Road Race Leaderboard - April 2019

March 2022 Athlete Transfer Window has Closed

March 2022 - Deadline Passed

 

Transfer Window Closed


The March 2022 transfer deadline for the return of fully completed transfer forms, Thursday March 24th, has passed.  Any further Transfer Forms that have been received after that date will NOT be accepted, except, only, Inter-County transfers which will have already been processed by the outgoing county.

The next transfer window will close on August 24th 2022


Late Forms

Late Forms are .....Late...and will NOT be accepted for this transfer window - NO EXCEPTIONS
 

 

August 2022 Transfers


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, send only by 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

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 (out of county club transfer)
•   County Boards (inter county transfer)


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, i.e. last registered in 2018 (NOT registered in ANY of the years 2021, 2020 or 2019) 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

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