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Updated Entry Form for County Road Championships 2020

Entry Form for Cork Athletics County Road Championships 2020

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12 Noon, Tuesday March 17th 2020

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Cork Athletics County Road Championships 2020 are organised and hosted by Mt Hillary AC, on behalf of Cork Athletics

Entry Form

Note: Entry Form Updated 2:15pm Tuesday March 10th - email address changed

Closing Date for Entries: 6pm, Saturday March 14th


Form is also Available on Cork Athletics Forms Page, via Main Menu



More details, inc course map and elevation profile on County Road Championship Event Page


As of 8pm Tuesday March 10th, this event, along with all direct Cork Athletics/Athletics Ireland events, is going ahead, as scheduled.  Cork Athletics and Athletics Ireland, in common with other governing bodies, are adhering to the advice of the HSE.

Note: Some club organised events, with Athletics Ireland Licences/Permits, both in County Cork, and in other counties, have decided, independently, to cancel or defer their own events.

 


Coronavirus Covid 19 & Athletics Ireland Events

The page at the above link was posted on Saturday March 7th.  HSE is due to issue further advice for mass events later this week. Following the release of this, or any, statement, the above page will be amended to reflect any changes in the advice.

Athletics Ireland Events and Covid 19 Coronavirus - March 7th

Coronavirus Covid 19 & Athletics Ireland Events

Saturday March 7th 2020
 coronavirus covid 19 information sheet

 

Athletics Ireland: The ONLY advice to be followed will come from HSE

 

Athletics Ireland HR Manager, Kieron Stout said, on Wednesday, that Athletics Ireland would not be issuing advice or recommendations on the Coronavirus, and that all such advice will come from the HSE. Current HSE advice is that events proceed as normal. That advice is, of course, subject to:


a) Checking the HSE site, at least daily, for updates or changes in the advice

b) Following HSE & WHO advice on Hygiene and Social Distance

c) That there are no specific adverse conditions relating to your event, or people associated with your event

d) Common sense prevails - The trouble with Common Sense is that it is very rare!

HSE Coronavirus Information

 

HSE Guidelines on Mass Gatherings

 

HSE Guidance and Advice Resources

 

Guidelines on Mass Events

The Government has issued separate guidelines for those organising mass events involving groups of more than 5,000 people and those with groups of less than that amount.

The Taoiseach said this afternoon that the Government will not be ordering the cancellation of any events at this stage, including St Patrick's Day events.

 


 

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Cancelling Events

Yesterday, a government statement said "people should not act unilaterally, including crèche owners, school principals, business owners or event organisers as that causes problems."


So....The current position is that Athletics Ireland events may proceed, but that, due to the coronavirus crisis, event organisers do have additional responsibilities if they go ahead with their events.

 

While no information on these additional responsibilities have been published, it is likely that will include considerable emphasis on the area of maintaining personal hygiene, maintaining 'social distance', and the provision of additional toilet and handwashing facilities, and ensuring that the highest standards are maintained.

Indoor / Outdoor Events

Indoor events present a greater risk of virus transmission, due to the closer proximity of people at the event, while, outdoors, the risk would appear to be less. However at race starts, in particular, athletes are likely to be tightly packed.


Some
Suggestions for Race Participants

Practice good Hygiene ...ALWAYS!

coronavirus covid 19 risk reduction

If you are ill, or feel ill, please don't come to the event!

If you have been to a Covid-19 hot-spot please do NOT attend

Do NOT share cups or water bottles

If you are a spitter, please swallow instead

Blow your nose using 'Runner's Snort'? Please don't do it!

Avoid close contact with others. Start and finish lines, and queues for refreshments are areas where this is particularly likely.

 

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Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday March 8th 2020

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday March 8th 2020

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Wednesday March 4th, 8pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics County Board Monthly Meeting

Friday March 6th, 6pm, Leevale High Performance Centre - Level 1 Coaching Course Saturday March 7th, 2pm, UCC Farm, Curraheen - Irish Universities Cross-Country Championships Sunday March 8th, 11:30am, Crosshaven -  Crosshaven 5k and 10k

Sunday March 8th, 1:30pm, Newmarket - Duhallow 10 Mile

 

Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun March 8th - County Board Meeting, Level 1 Coaching Course, IUAA Cross-Country Championships, Crosshaven 5k and 10k, Duhallow 10 Mile

 

Currently Open Online Registrations

See further down page for Direct Registration Links

 

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

 

Comprehensive Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - April 2014 - May 2016 (on Old Cork Athletics website)

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

 

 

Cork Events This Week

 

Wednesday March 4th, 8pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics County Board Monthly Meeting

 

Friday March 6th, 6pm, Leevale High Performance Centre - Level 1 Coaching Course

 

Saturday March 7th, 2pm, UCC Farm, Curraheen - Irish Universities Cross-Country Championships

 

Sunday March 8th, 11:30am, Crosshaven -  Crosshaven 5k and 10k

 

Sunday March 8th, 1:30pm, Newmarket - Duhallow 10 Mile

 

Munster Events

Tuesday March 3rd, Nenagh - Munster Schools Indoor Track and Field Championships

 

National Events

Saturday March 7th, Santry, Dublin - Irish Life Health All Ireland Schools' Cross Country Championships

 

Sunday March 1st, Athlone - Irish Life Health National Masters Indoor Championships

 

 

 Online Registrations

The Following Upcoming Races currently have Online Entry or Online Registration open:
If your event is missing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Crosshaven 5k & 10k, Sunday March 8th - SOLD OUT

 

Duhallow 10 Mile, Sunday March 8th

Mallow 10, Sunday March 22nd

 

Sonia O'Sullivan Cobh 10, Sunday April 5th

 

Locha Lua Half-Marathon, Ballingeary, Saturday, 11th April

 

Karen Fenton 5k, Ballinora, Sunday April 19th

Dromina 10/10k, Sunday April 19th

 

Bweeng 5k, Sunday May 10th

 

Cheetah Run 5k & Juvenile 1 Mile, Thursday May 16th


 John Hartnett 10k, Ballyhooly, Fermoy, Sunday May 17th

 

Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon & Relay, Sunday May 31st

 

Doneraile 10k, Saturday June 6th

Cork City 10 Miler, Saturday August 22nd

 

 

Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Year 2019 - Darragh McElhinney

Darragh McElhinney is Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Year 2019

River Lee Hotel

Friday February 28th 2020

 

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Darragh McElhinney Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Year 2019


The award was presented to Darragh at a function at the River Lee hotel, on Friday February 28th 2020


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

 

Cork City Sports Homepage

 

Cork City Sports - Awards Archive

 

Cork Athletics Homepage

 

Cork Athletics Facebook Page

 

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The Cork City Sports Athletics Person for the Year 2019 is Darragh McElhinney (UCD AC)

 

 

Photos

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Darragh McElhinney with Cork City Sports and sponsor representatives: River Lee, 96/103FM, Echo, Leisureworld and Cork Crystal


78 Photos on Cork Athletics Facebook Page

Videos

 

Darragh McElhinney Interviewed by Trevor Welch

 

Darragh McElhinney Interviewed by John Walshe

 

 

Cork Athletics International Awards 2020

International Awards, Aspiring Young Athletes Bursaries, 1968 National XC Teams and Hall of Fame Induction 2020

Kingsley Hotel, Carrigrohane Road, Cork

Friday February 21st 2020

 

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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 21st 2020.  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 annual awards 2020 international athletes 10 Stephen Bradley, West Muskerry AC, who represented Ireland at the European IWASA Games, in the Czech Republic, winning 800m and taking Bronze in the 1500m

 

 

 Cork Athletics Aspiring Young Athletes 2020

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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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Members and Representatives from Cork's Winning Men's & Women's National Cross-Country Teams 1968

 

Hall of Fame - Tom Burke

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Tom Burke's Hall of Fame Citation

Tom Burke was the driving force behind the Grange International Cross-Country.  Such was its popularity that, to this day, people ask where the Grange International was held - It was held on the Dublin Road, just outside Fermoy, on the lands of the Coughlan family.


He brought some of the best athletes from across the World to Fermoy;  European Champions, World Champions and Olympic Champions. The great Rob De Castela, Craig Virgin, Steve Jones,  Henry Rono, Hans Juergen Orthmann, Leon Schots, Danny McDaid , Noel  Carroll, John Buckley, Donie Walsh, Eamonn Coughlan, John Treacy, Fanahan McSweeney, and many, many more,  including the cream of athletes from across Ireland came to Fermoy.


Tom's vision of the Grange International Cross-Country brought World class athletes, and athletics to a small Cork town. In doing so, Tom was the inspiration for many organisers and administrators. He also provided an International platform for so many athletes around him. The Grange Fermoy International Cross Country may have ceased over 30 years ago, however the legacy of Tom Burke's vision has lasted the test of time.

 

Tom Burke Testimonials

Craig Virgin's Testimonial

Dear Tom: I am so happy to hear that you are being honored by the Cork County Athletics Board. It is a much deserved honor! You have contributed so much to the sport of Athletics and especially Cross Country. Without people like you working so hard behind the scenes, the opportunities for young and old alike to compete in high caliber events would never happen. I greatly appreciate your devotion to our beloved sport and the special people who participate in it.

I still fondly remember my competition in your Fermoy International Cross Country Race at County Cork back in January of 1983. It was well organized and had a great competitive field that you had assembled. However, I distinctly remember you telling me on the day before the race that Ireland had economized by selling all their snow plows to England in the year or two before my visit... because it almost never snowed in Ireland any more. Then, much to my amazement, I woke up to 3-6 inches of snow on the ground on race morning!!! It was a snowy and muddy course that afternoon... but still an enjoyable, well organized, and memorable race for me.

I will never forget the warm Irish welcome and hospitality that you and your fellow Cork County organizers provided to me. I only wish I could have won the race for you on the day instead of my 6th place but Leon Schots was a worthy champion that afternoon. But, you made me feel so special that weekend that it will remain one of my favorite international memories in a long career. Thank you, Tom, for all that you have done... and all that you continue to do for runners like myself. Best wishes in the remaining days of your well lived life. Sincerely, Craig

Mike McLeod's Testimonial

Hi Tom, I have very fond memories of the race in Fermoy and the great line up of international athletes you put together, It kept us on our toes! I am really pleased you are getting recognition for all the hard work and the hospitality shown to the athletes. Wishing you all the best and I’ll raise a pint of Guinness in your honour. Kind regards Mike McLeod

Steve Jones' Testimonial

Tom Burke, Tom Burke, Tom Burke I have just heard about your deserved recognition for all the hard work you have done for your world class cross country race (s) down in Fermoy. Although I only did it once, it was a joy to run real XC against the best in the world. The race was a class race, with class competition organized by a class man. Thank you for all you have done for my sport. And bringing a world class event to Fermoy and Ireland

 

Awards Function Brochure 2020 - PDF File


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 International Awards 2019

 

International Awards 2018

 

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

 

12 General Photos from Event

 

Cork's 1968 Women's National Cross-Country Chamionship Winning Team - 22 Photos

 

Cork's 1968 Men's National Cross-Country Winning Team - 18 Photos

 

Hall of Fame Inductee - Tom Burke - 20 Photos

 

International Awards - 27 Photos

 

Aspiring Athlete Awards - 22 Photos


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Videos - Cork Athletics Vimeo Account

 
Opening and address by Paddy Buckley, Chairman, Cork Athletics

 

Address by Peter Hanlon, Athletics Ireland



Pat Walsh's Tribute to Late Mary Meagher

International Awards Presentations


Presentation of Aspiring Young Athlete Bursaries

 

Hall of Fame Induction - Tom Burke

Tom Burke Interview

 NB: This interview contains some 'Colourful' language throughout

 

Presentations to Members of Cork's Winning Men's and Women's National Cross-Country Championship Team, 1968

Cork Athletics Vimeo Account

 

Earphones and the Law - Time to Face the Music

Earphone Wearing Jogger Sues in Irish High Court and Loses Case

Friday February 21st 2020

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Last Friday, Mary Carolan, a Higher Court journalist, reported in an article in last Saturday's Irish Times, that a jogger, as the court called him, had lost a High Court case for damages against The Curragh Racecourse and Curragh Racecourse Hospitality Ltd, along with two horse trainer sisters, following a collision with one, or possibly two, horses on the Curragh. 

 

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Implications of Judgement

The judgement has implications for anyone wearing earphones/headphones, whether walking, jogging or running. A Precedent has now been set, and other similar cases are likely to cite this case.

 

Extract from Mary Carolan's Case Report

Mr. Justice David Keane said that the plaintiff was "entitled to “every sympathy” for his injuries and the pain he had endured, the court could find no responsibility, and hence, no liability, on the part" of the defendants.

Justice Keane concluded that the proximate cause of the accident, was the plaintiff’s failure “to keep a proper lookout”, together with the use of earphones to listen to music, impeding “if not eliminating” his ability to hear the approach of the racehorses or shouted warnings about their approach.

He said that it was “more than likely” that had the plaintiff been taking reasonable care, either by keeping a proper lookout, or ensuring he could hear the sound of the approaching horses, or the shouted warnings, “he could have avoided the accident by the simple and straightforward expedient of stopping or slowing down”.

While using earphones as a pedestrian or jogger in a public place is not in itself negligent, Justice Keane was satisfied that it did contribute to this accident, as did the plaintiff’s failure to keep a proper lookout.

In his judgment, Mr Justice Keane found the “unusual, if not unprecedented” accident occurred between 120m and 139m from the corner of the palisade fence and that, for several seconds before it, the jockeys of three approaching horses to Mr Turner’s left were shouting warnings at him. Tracey Collins, to his left, was running towards him, waving her arms and shouting a warning.

He could not accept that defendants could and should have averted the accident by erecting a temporary sign or signs when the gallops was in use warning “Look Left For Galloping Horses” or words to that effect.

He noted that the plaintiff had said he did not look to his right or left when jogging on The Curragh plain which meant, if there was a sign, he would not have seen it.

The judge said the dangers inherent in crossing wide open gallops are “directly comparable” to those of visiting precipitous cliffs or the banks of rivers and streams.

 

Commentary

As said in the introduction, this case will be used as a legal precedent. It clearly puts the primary responsibility for his/her own safety back on the headphone wearer, as it was “more than likely” that had the plaintiff been taking reasonable care, either by keeping a proper lookout, or ensuring he could hear the sound"

 

A corollary of this judgement is that a headphone wearer is more likely to be found to be negligent themselves, for the same reasons cited by Justice Keane: it was “more than likely” that had the plaintiff been taking reasonable care, either by keeping a proper lookout, or ensuring he could hear the sound.  

You have been warned time and again. Now the High Court has made a far reaching ruling for headphone wearers: You are "more than likely" not taking reasonable care, either by keeping a proper lookout, or ensuring they can hear the sound. 
 

No Headphones Rules

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No Headphones is a requirement of most registered races.

Insurance Requirement

The wearing of headphones may have insurance implications for race organisers, and, particularly for those headphone wearers, who run an increased risk of injury to themselves, or cause injury to other race participants.

Inability to hear Race Instructions and/or Warnings

Headphone wearers cannot clearly hear instructions from race organisers, stewards and fellow runners, about hazards, obstructions and incidents on the course

In the interest of safety, both your own and others, please do not wear headphones during a race

 

New York Magazine - Intelligencer Magazine

Honestly, how frequently are runners who wear earphones outside showing up in ERs? It seems so dangerous. I’ve read the old “just make sure you can still hear outside noises” advice, regarding getting earphones or headphones you can wear while running in an urban area, but that sounds like well-intended hooey. What are doctors seeing?

There’s no question about it: It’s a dangerous practice and doctors have definitely seen an increase in the number of runners who had accidents while wearing headphones, says Dr. William N. Levine, of  New York Presbyterian-Columbia Medical Center’s orthopedic department.

A recent study found that injuries among pedestrians wearing headphones tripled between 2004 and 2011, with most accidents occurring in urban areas. This rise correlates with what I’ve seen in patients — I’ve personally noticed a definite increase over the last five years. People in emergency medicine have mentioned that they’ve noticed it, too. Running or walking with headphones is an obvious health risk that’s well known among doctors, just like using cell phones in cars.

As an orthopedic surgeon, I’ve seen many runners who have had their lives completely altered because they were running while wearing headphones. When the accidents aren’t fatal, there can be devastating injuries that leave permanent functional limitations. These horrific injuries can really change their lives.

Given the known danger, I know some politicians are trying to ban headphone use among pedestrians in New York. I’m not sure how you’d really enforce that law, but speaking strictly as a doctor, I can see the logic in trying to minimize this risk in any way possible. In New York City, stepping off the curb can be dangerous in ideal circumstances. When you add something that both distracts you and blunts one of your senses, it’s obviously going to increase that danger significantly.

Most people intuitively know this, so there’s a degree of self-blame among patients. Runners aren’t always forthcoming about the circumstances of an accident; it’s only upon further investigation that you find out they were wearing headphones. This makes it harder to get accurate data on how many accidents involve pedestrians wearing headphones — but again, from the point of view of the medical community, there’s no question that it’s causing far too many of them.

My advice? Don’t do it. I don’t do it. My wife’s a runner, and she doesn’t run outside with headphones. Don’t bike with headphones, either — we see a lot of injuries from that, too. If you really need music to help you get an endorphin high, or you want to listen to an audiobook or podcast while you run, do it on a treadmill. I’d save headphones for indoor workouts.

If you won’t do that, at least consider keeping one ear free while you run. Look at it this way: If you’re doing something that’s arguably for your health, but also significantly increasing your risk of getting killed or seriously injured, at some point your brain’s risk-benefit-analysis alarm should go off and tell you “this isn’t a good idea.” If you’re running with headphones in a crowded urban area with a lot of cross-traffic, like New York, that alarm should be sounding.

 

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday March 15th 2020

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday March 15th 2020

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Postponed Until Wednesday March 25th, 7:30pm, CIT  -  CIT Sports Seminar Series 2019-2020 - #4 Training Loads & Injury in Athletes

Friday March 13th, 6pm, Leevale High Performance Centre - Level 1 Coaching Course (Closed/Full)

Sunday March 15th, 11am, Ballinaspittle, Kinsale - Wild Atlantic Run 10k & 7k Road Races 2020

 

Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun March 15th - Level 1 Coaching Course (Closed/Full), Wild Atlantic Run 10k & 7k

 

Currently Open Online Registrations

See further down page for Direct Registration Links

 

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

 

Comprehensive Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - April 2014 - May 2016 (on Old Cork Athletics website)

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

 

 

Cork Events This Week

 

Postponed to Wednesday March 25th, 7:30pm, CIT  -  CIT Sports Seminar Series 2019-2020 - #4 Training Loads & Injury in Athletes

 

Friday March 13th, 6pm, Leevale High Performance Centre - Level 1 Coaching Course (Closed/Full)

 

Sunday March 15th, 11am, Ballinaspittle, Kinsale - Wild Atlantic Run 10k & 7k Races

 

 

 Online Registrations

The Following Upcoming Races currently have Online Entry or Online Registration open:
If your event is missing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Mallow 10, Sunday March 22nd - Cancelled

 

Sonia O'Sullivan Cobh 10, Sunday April 5th

 

Locha Lua Half-Marathon, Ballingeary, Saturday, 11th April

 

Ballintotis 4 Mile, Thursday 15th April

 

Karen Fenton 5k, Ballinora, Sunday April 19th

Dromina 10/10k, Sunday April 19th

 

Bweeng 5k, Sunday May 10th

 

Cheetah Run 5k & Juvenile 1 Mile, Thursday May 16th


 John Hartnett 10k, Ballyhooly, Fermoy, Sunday May 17th

 

Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon & Relay, Sunday May 31st

 

Doneraile 10k, Saturday June 6th

Cork City 10 Miler, Saturday August 22nd

 

 

Cork Athletics Registration Figures - February 29th 2020

Cork Athletics Registration Figures - February 29th  2020

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February end-of-month registrations for Cork Athletics stand at 5,621. This is marginally up, by 97, or 1.75%, from the February 2019 figure of 5,524.

 

Note: Figures below are slightly down on the final total of 5,621 - Figures below taken on Feb 28th. Athletics Ireland Month-End figures may be different again!

 

Registration Figures End Feb 2018 - 2020

ClubJuvJunYouthMasterSeniorTotal
             
Total 2020 2634 61 143 2339 394 5571
             
Total 2019 2659 58 133 2302 372 5524
             
Total 2018 2610 27   2094 380 5084
             
Change 2018-20 100.92% 225.93%   111.70% 103.68% 109.58%

 Juvenile/Junior Registrations are up 2.2%, while Adult membership has increased by 16.25% ...But it's early days, with only 65% of the 2019 numbers registered to date.

 

Fifty four of Cork's fifty six registered clubs registered athletes by February 29th. Two clubs have yet to register a single athlete.  One club has less than 10 registered members, and, therefore, club registration is not yet fully valid.

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

 

Any athlete, coach, official, or any member acting in any capacity, who remains unregistered, after January 31st, is NOT covered by Athletics Irelands insurance, for ANY purpose whatsoever, including training and/or competition. 



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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 29th 2020

27 largest cork clubs february 2020

As has been the case for the past few yesrs, Leevale AC and Bandon AC head the table, both clubs exceeding the 400 mark, leading the other clubs by a significant distance, with Midleton AC leading the rest of the clubs. A total of twenty-two clubs have 100 or more members.

 

28 54th largest adult cork clubs february 2020

 

ClubJuvenileJuniorYouthMasterSeniorTotal
Leevale AC 230 19 34 103 61 447
Bandon AC 328 4 21 56 17 426
Midleton AC 125 3 6 134 19 287
Togher AC 127 2 8 92 25 254
St. Catherine's AC 153 4 5 74 9 245
North Cork AC 153 2 5 47 12 219
Belgooly AC 172   5 28 1 206
Youghal AC 100 1 9 82 10 202
Ballymore Cobh AC 63 2   103 18 186
Tracton AC 99     74 4 177
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 92 8 18 43 5 166
Mallow AC       161 4 165
St. Nicholas AC 56   3 90 15 164
Grange/Fermoy AC 65   2 86 6 159
Eagle AC       112 15 127
West Muskerry AC 91 5 4 22 4 126
Ballincollig AC 71 2 5 40 2 120
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 94   5 16   115
Watergrasshill AC 8     90 14 112
Courcey AC 84     22 1 107
Liscarroll AC 80 2 4 12 3 101
St. Finbarrs AC       81 19 100
Carrigaline AC 60     31   91
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC 75     13   88
Blarney/Inniscara AC 64 3 3 12 1 83
Aghada Running Club ARC       65 6 71
Doheny AC 61   1 8 1 71
Skibbereen AC 47   1 14 6 68
Ballintotis Fit4Life       62 4 66
Bridevale AC       51 15 66
Millstreet AC 43 1   17 3 64
Mount Hillary AC       52 12 64
Bweeng Trail Blazers       60 2 62
Glanmire AC 53     8   61
Durrus AC 32   4 23   59
Donoughmore AC       45 9 54
Clonakilty Road Runners       35 12 47
Doneraile AC       41 4 45
Beara AC       27 3 30
The Churchtown Roadrunners AC       21 8 29
Buttevant R.C.       23 4 27
Carrigtwohill AC       21 4 25
East Cork AC       14 10 24
Duhallow AC       19 4 23
Cork Mental Health AC       18 3 21
Galtee Runners AC       15 2 17
Shandrum AC       17   17
Fota Island Running Club       15 1 16
Rising Sun AC       15   15
Bantry AC 6     8   14
Cork Track Club       1 12 13
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC       11 1 12
Old Abbey AC 2 1   5 3 11
Abbey Striders AC   2   4   6
             
Total 2634 61 143 2339 394 5571

Largest Clubs, by Total Registered Members

 

Juvenile/Junior Registrations as at February 29th 2019

Bandon AC head the table by a wide margin, followed by Leevale AC, with Belgooly AC in third place.

 

cork juvenile clubs february 2020

 

ClubJuvenileJuniorTotal
Bandon AC 328 4 332
Leevale AC 230 19 249
Belgooly AC 172   172
St. Catherine's AC 153 4 157
North Cork AC 153 2 155
Togher AC 127 2 129
Midleton AC 125 3 128
Youghal AC 100 1 101
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 92 8 100
Tracton AC 99   99
West Muskerry AC 91 5 96
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 94   94
Courcey AC 84   84
Liscarroll AC 80 2 82
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC 75   75
Ballincollig AC 71 2 73
Blarney/Inniscara AC 64 3 67
Ballymore Cobh AC 63 2 65
Grange/Fermoy AC 65   65
Doheny AC 61   61
Carrigaline AC 60   60
St. Nicholas AC 56   56
Glanmire AC 53   53
Skibbereen AC 47   47
Millstreet AC 43 1 44
Durrus AC 32   32
Watergrasshill AC 8   8
Bantry AC 6   6
Old Abbey AC 2 1 3
Abbey Striders AC   2 2
       
Total 2634 61 2695

Leading Cork Juvenile Clubs

 

 Youth/Senior/Masters Registrations as at February 29th 2019

Leevale AC top the table, followed by Mallow AC & Midleton AC, with a possee of clubs following them.

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Leading Adult Registrations by Club - February 29th 2019

ClubYouthMasterSeniorTotal
Leevale AC 34 103 61 198
Mallow AC   161 4 165
Midleton AC 6 134 19 159
Eagle AC   112 15 127
Togher AC 8 92 25 125
Ballymore Cobh AC   103 18 121
St. Nicholas AC 3 90 15 108
Watergrasshill AC   90 14 104
Youghal AC 9 82 10 101
St. Finbarrs AC   81 19 100
Bandon AC 21 56 17 94
Grange/Fermoy AC 2 86 6 94
St. Catherine's AC 5 74 9 88
Tracton AC   74 4 78
Aghada Running Club ARC   65 6 71
Ballintotis Fit4Life   62 4 66
Bridevale AC   51 15 66
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 18 43 5 66
Mount Hillary AC   52 12 64
North Cork AC 5 47 12 64
Bweeng Trail Blazers   60 2 62
Donoughmore AC   45 9 54
Ballincollig AC 5 40 2 47
Clonakilty Road Runners   35 12 47
Doneraile AC   41 4 45
Belgooly AC 5 28 1 34
Carrigaline AC   31   31
Beara AC   27 3 30
West Muskerry AC 4 22 4 30
The Churchtown Roadrunners AC   21 8 29
Buttevant R.C.   23 4 27
Durrus AC 4 23   27
Carrigtwohill AC   21 4 25
East Cork AC   14 10 24
Courcey AC   22 1 23
Duhallow AC   19 4 23
Cork Mental Health AC   18 3 21
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 5 16   21
Skibbereen AC 1 14 6 21
Millstreet AC   17 3 20
Liscarroll AC 4 12 3 19
Galtee Runners AC   15 2 17
Shandrum AC   17   17
Blarney/Inniscara AC 3 12 1 16
Fota Island Running Club   15 1 16
Rising Sun AC   15   15
Cork Track Club   1 12 13
Fanahan Mc Sweeney AC   13   13
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC   11 1 12
Doheny AC 1 8 1 10
Bantry AC   8   8
Glanmire AC   8   8
Old Abbey AC   5 3 8
Abbey Striders AC   4   4
         
Total 143 2339 394 2876

 

Leading 50 Clubs Nationally, by Total Registrations

PosCountyClubJuvenileYouthJuniorSeniorMasterTotal February 2020Total February 2019%+/-
1 Galway Galway City Harriers A.C. 201 23 16 79 274 593 576 3%
2 Dublin Blackrock (Dublin) A.C. 329 11 5 14 188 547 487 11%
3 Meath Dunboyne A.C. 241 14 7 22 245 529 551 -4%
4 Kilkenny Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 298 9 12 26 173 518 444 14%
5 Donegal Tir Chonaill A.C. 354 11 6 12 112 495 542 -9%
6 Louth Drogheda and District A.C. 110 28 6 41 289 474 371 22%
7 Dublin Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 233 42 15 58 122 470 519 -10%
8 Offaly Tullamore Harriers A.C. 183 22 6 24 220 455 451 1%
9 Cork Leevale A.C. 231 34 19 61 103 448 422 6%
10 Dublin Crusaders A.C. 137 17 5 91 197 447 472 -6%
11 Dublin Lusk A.C. 225 11 5 17 186 444 399 10%
12 Galway Craughwell A.C. 336 16 12 15 65 444 506 -14%
13 Monaghan Carrick Aces A.C. 236 4 2 18 177 437 319 27%
14 Dublin Portmarnock A.C. 202 2 3 22 198 427 423 1%
15 Cork Bandon A.C. 328 21 4 17 56 426 402 6%
16 Kildare Celbridge A.C. 167 18 10 46 169 410 336 18%
17 Dublin Raheny Shamrock A.C. 169 16 9 58 157 409 361 12%
18 Dublin Donore Harriers 157 13 18 56 154 398 324 19%
19 Meath Ratoath A.C. 246 16 7 15 113 397 385 3%
20 Tipperary Clonmel A.C. 174 9 4 20 175 382 370 3%
21 Westmeath Athlone IT A.C. 271 3 0 7 72 353 367 -4%
22 Dublin Lucan Harriers A.C. 217 8 0 14 98 337 336 0%
23 Dublin Brothers Pearse A.C. 157 6 4 9 158 334 376 -13%
24 Waterford Waterford A.C. 201 12 17 13 87 330 237 28%
25 Meath Navan A.C. 176 4 2 16 131 329 303 8%
26 Kildare St. Coca's A.C. 149 16 4 12 147 328 313 5%
27 Galway South Galway A.C. 236 14 1 11 65 327 302 8%
28 Dublin Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C. 193 10 4 24 92 323 305 6%
29 Donegal Letterkenny A.C. 202 12 1 14 93 322 345 -7%
30 Kildare Naas A.C. 180 16 12 9 98 315 310 2%
31 Westmeath Mullingar Harriers A.C. 137 20 13 28 112 310 321 -4%
32 Limerick Dooneen A.C. 232 9 3 6 54 304 313 -3%
33 Kildare Newbridge A.C. 195 5 1 10 83 294 302 -3%
34 Sligo North Sligo A.C. 207 7 2 6 67 289 280 3%
35 Sligo Sligo A.C. 182 8 10 14 75 289 312 -8%
36 Cork Midleton A.C. 125 6 3 19 134 287 237 17%
37 Monaghan Monaghan Phoenix A.C. 138 4 4 6 135 287 192 33%
38 Dublin Metro/St. Brigid's A.C. 205 18 8 3 49 283 316 -12%
39 Meath Tara A.C. 194 6 3 9 67 279 257 8%
40 Carlow St. L. O'Toole A.C. 115 19 6 20 116 276 329 -19%
41 Dublin Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 82 26 14 50 101 273 418 -53%
42 Meath Trim A.C. 111 15 3 15 125 269 254 6%
43 Waterford West Waterford A.C. 15 7 1 32 211 266 277 -4%
44 Laois St. Abbans A.C. 127 4 7 26 101 265 297 -12%
45 Galway Tuam A.C. 181 1 0 5 73 260 408 -57%
46 Leitrim Carrick-on-Shannon A.C. 177 12 1 13 55 258 277 -7%
47 Cork Togher A.C. 127 8 2 25 93 255 237 7%
48 Mayo Moy Valley A.C. 193 10 5 2 44 254 215 15%
49 Galway Clare River Harriers A.C. 169 1 0 2 77 249 280 -12%
50 Wexford United Striders A.C. 121 15 6 13 93 248 232 6%

 

Leading 30 Clubs Nationally by Adult Registrations

PosCountyClubYouthSeniorMasterTotal
1 Galway Galway City Harriers A.C. 23 79 274 376
2 Louth Drogheda and District A.C. 28 41 289 358
3 Dublin Crusaders A.C. 17 91 197 305
4 Meath Dunboyne A.C. 14 22 245 281
5 Offaly Tullamore Harriers A.C. 22 24 220 266
6 Waterford West Waterford A.C. 7 32 211 250
7 Kildare Celbridge A.C. 18 46 169 233
8 Dublin Raheny Shamrock A.C. 16 58 157 231
9 Dublin Donore Harriers 13 56 154 223
10 Dublin Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 42 58 122 222
11 Dublin Portmarnock A.C. 2 22 198 222
12 Dublin Lusk A.C. 11 17 186 214
13 Dublin Blackrock (Dublin) A.C. 11 14 188 213
14 Kilkenny Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 9 26 173 208
15 Tipperary Clonmel A.C. 9 20 175 204
16 Dublin Dublin Front Runners A.C. 0 37 165 202
17 Monaghan Carrick Aces A.C. 4 18 177 199
18 Cork Leevale A.C. 34 61 103 198
19 Dublin Sportsworld A.C. 0 47 147 194
20 Dublin Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 26 50 101 177
21 Louth North East Runners A.C. 1 32 144 177
22 Kildare St. Coca's A.C. 16 12 147 175
23 Dublin Brothers Pearse A.C. 6 9 158 173
24 Mayo Mayo A.C. 0 18 150 168
25 Cork Mallow A.C. 0 5 160 165
26 Westmeath Mullingar Harriers A.C. 20 28 112 160
27 Cork Midleton A.C. 6 19 134 159
28 Dublin Waterstown Warriors A.C. 0 18 140 158
29 Carlow St. L. O'Toole A.C. 19 20 116 155
30 Meath Trim A.C. 15 15 125 155

 

Leading 30 Clubs by Juvenile Registrations

PosCountyClubJuvenileJuniorTotal
1 Donegal Tir Chonaill A.C. 354 6 360
2 Galway Craughwell A.C. 336 12 348
3 Dublin Blackrock (Dublin) A.C. 329 5 334
4 Cork Bandon A.C. 328 4 332
5 Kilkenny Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 298 12 310
6 Westmeath Athlone IT A.C. 271 0 271
7 Meath Ratoath A.C. 246 7 253
8 Cork Leevale A.C. 231 19 250
9 Meath Dunboyne A.C. 241 7 248
10 Dublin Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 233 15 248
11 Monaghan Carrick Aces A.C. 236 2 238
12 Galway South Galway A.C. 236 1 237
13 Limerick Dooneen A.C. 232 3 235
14 Dublin Lusk A.C. 225 5 230
15 Waterford Waterford A.C. 201 17 218
16 Galway Galway City Harriers A.C. 201 16 217
17 Dublin Lucan Harriers A.C. 217 0 217
18 Dublin Metro/St. Brigid's A.C. 205 8 213
19 Sligo North Sligo A.C. 207 2 209
20 Dublin Portmarnock A.C. 202 3 205
21 Dublin Cabinteely A.C. 204 0 204
22 Donegal Letterkenny A.C. 202 1 203
23 Mayo Moy Valley A.C. 193 5 198
24 Dublin Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C. 193 4 197
25 Meath Tara A.C. 194 3 197
26 Kildare Newbridge A.C. 195 1 196
27 Kildare Naas A.C. 180 12 192
28 Sligo Sligo A.C. 182 10 192
29 Offaly Tullamore Harriers A.C. 183 6 189
30 Waterford Ferrybank A.C. 180 8 188

East Cork Athletics Division Awards Night 2019

East Cork Athletics Division 2019 Stars Honoured at Annual Awards Function

Midleton Park Hotel

Friday February 28th 2020

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Download full Brochure in PDF format

 
Photos

86 Photos on Cork Athletics Facebook Album

apologies - the quality of a small number of photos was too poor to post

 

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Kate Veale and Bill Allen, Guests of Honour at the Function


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 East Cork Division Secretary Tim Twomey, of Youghal AC, who handed over the reins for the evening to MC Michael Byrne, St Catherine's AC, who conducted the proceedings for the evening. Guests of Honour were Olympian Kate Veale (West Waterford AC) and Bill Allen, Vice-Chairman, Cork Athletics County Board


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Opening by Tim Twomey

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Tim Twomey

 

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



 Presentations

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Some of the successful Teams from East Cork Division

 

Presentations - Video 1

 

Presentations - Video 2

 

Presentations - Video 3

 
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

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Orla Coffey, Carraig na bhFear AC, receiving the Kathleen McCarthy Memorial Shield, East Cork Division's Athlete of the Year, from Dan McCarthy

Presentation of Perpetual Trophies

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 Carraig na bhFear AC's Orla Coffey, whose name was met with resounding acclaim, aclearly a popular and endorsed choice.

 

Carraig na bhFear AC swept the boards this year, taking all before them: 

Maureen O’Connell Trophy – Best Girls Juvenile Cross-Country Club: Carraig na bhFear AC

Gerry Russell Trophy – Best Boys Juvenile Cross-Country Club: Carraig na bhFear AC

Willy Harte Trophy – Best Club at T&F Championships: Carraig na bhFear AC

 

Presentation of Memorial Trophies

 

Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month January 2020 - Joan Healy

Joan Healy is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for January 2020

River Lee Hotel

Wednesday February 26th 2020

 

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Joan Healy, Leevale AC is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for January 2020

 

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The award was presented at a function at the River Lee hotel, on Tuesday January 26th 2020

 

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

 

Cork City Sports Homepage

 

Cork City Sports - Awards Archive

Leevale AC Website

 

Leevale AC Facebook Page

 

Cork Athletics Homepage

 

Cork Athletics Facebook Page


 

 The Cork City Sports Athlete for the Month of January 2020 is Joan Healy, Leevale AC

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Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month - January 2020 - Award Citation

Yesterday afternoon, Wednesday February 26th, 2020, Joan Healy, Leevale AC was presented with the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month Award for January 2020

The Cork City Sports Athlete for the month of January is Joan Healy (Leevale AC). Joan set a new indoor personal best of 7.31 sec for the 60m in Athlone at the National Indoor league. This very fast time now ranks her in 4th place in the All Time Irish national ranking list.

 

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Joan Healy with Cork City Sports Committe Members and Sponsors

 

 

Photos

Photo album from the function on Cork Athletics County Board Flickr a/c

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Videos

Joan Healy Interviewed by John Quigley

 

 

Citation Reading

 

Watch all Cork Athletics Videos on Vimeo

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday March 1st 2020

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday March 1st 2020

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Saturday February 29th, 10am, Douglas - Endurance Running Course

 Sunday March 1st, 11am, Killeagh - Killeagh 4 Mile  Sunday March 1st, 12 noon, Dungarvan, Co Waterford  - Munster Road Championships  Saturday February 29th & Sunday March 1st, Abbotstown - National Senior Indoor Championships - Day 1 & 2

 

Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun March 1st - Endurance Running Course, Killeagh 4 Mile, Munster Road Championships, National Senior Indoor Championships

 

Currently Open Online Registrations

See further down page for Direct Registration Links

 

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

 

Comprehensive Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - April 2014 - May 2016 (on Old Cork Athletics website)

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

 

 

Cork Events This Week

 

Saturday February 29th, 10am, Douglas - Endurance Running Course

Sunday March 1st, 11am, Killeagh - Killeagh GAA Club 4 Mile

Munster Events

Sunday March 1st, 12 noon, Dungarvan, Co Waterford  - Munster Road Championships

 

 

National Events

Saturday February 29th, Abbotstown - National Senior Indoor Championships - Day 1

 

Sunday March 1st, Athlone - National Senior Indoor Championships - Day 2

 

 

 Online Registrations

The Following Upcoming Races currently have Online Entry or Online Registration open:
If your event is missing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Crosshaven 5k & 10k, Sunday March 8th - SOLD OUT

 

Duhallow 10 Mile, Sunday March 8th

Mallow 10, Sunday March 22nd

 

Sonia O'Sullivan Cobh 10, Sunday April 5th

 

Locha Lua Half-Marathon, Ballingeary, Saturday, 11th April

 

Karen Fenton 5k, Ballinora, Sunday April 19th

Dromina 10/10k, Sunday April 19th

 

Bweeng 5k, Sunday May 10th

 

Cheetah Run 5k & Juvenile 1 Mile, Thursday May 16th


 John Hartnett 10k, Ballyhooly, Fermoy, Sunday May 17th

 

Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon & Relay, Sunday May 31st

 

Doneraile 10k, Saturday June 6th

Cork City 10 Miler, Saturday August 22nd

 

 

Cork Athletics 2020 Event Permit Applications

Athletics Ireland Event Licences/Permits for Year 2020

 

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We are entering a new year and, at this point in time, permit applications are steadily coming in.  Several events have even been granted permits for 2021.

 

Important Notes

Road Races

A Permit will NOT be granted if there is already a permit in place for another event, on the same day, and within 30km of the venue OR Within 36 Hours of the event and within 30km. Please check Cork Athletics Events Calendar to ensure that there is not a clashing event already in the system.

Open Sports Meets

A permit will not be granted for an Open Sports within the County, if there is already a permit for another Open Sports within 3 days of the proposed event

Closed Dates

Permits will NOT be granted for events on the following dates:


March 17th - This clashes with Cork Athletics Road Championships
May 31st (2020) - This clashes with the Cork City Marathon, in which Cork Athletics County Board is an active partner, managing 60% of the course and providing significant stewarding personnel
September 20th (2020) - This Clashes with Cork Athletics' Echo Women's Mini-Marathon, a significant fund-raiser for the organisation

 

Completed Permit Application Forms

The completed application form must be sent to Cork Athletics County Secretary, Anne Murray, Dromina, Charleville, Co. Cork

NB: A frequent error has been where the completed application form has been sent directly to Athletics Ireland Head Office.  This results, at best, in delay to approval of the permit, as it must first be returned to Cork Athletics, for local approval.  In some cases, sending directly to Dublin has resulted in significant delay in approval of the application.

Event Registrations should be sought at least three months in advance of the date of each event. [Athletics Ireland require at least 2 Months clear notice of the event. Therefore Cork Athletics Permits should be submitted, at the very latest, in advance of the County Board meeting (Generally the first Wednesday of the month) preceding the start of the 2 months notice period required by AAI HQ

NB: A representative of the Sponsoring Club MUST be present at the Board Meeting, to propose the approval of the Permit Application, otherwise the application is unlikely to be approved.

Since the introduction of the Cork Athletics Online Fixtures Calendar, many clubs and organisations have taken advantage of early application, with resulting calendar listing, of their event.

 

Athletics Ireland Event Licensing

The Athletics Ireland Road Race Licence is a system whereby the governing body helps to ensure that the essential organisational requirements for a road race are in place, to ensure the safety of all concerned, and consistency in race organisation standards across the country.

 


Steps in Applying for a License

    Write to the local Garda Siochana, informing them that a race is being planned, and requesting that they nominate a liaision Garda member. The name of the relevant contact at your local Garda station will be required when applying for a Licence.
   

Contact your Local Athletics Club at the earliest opportunity, as they have vast local knowledge of licensed races in the area, and will guide the organising committee on a choice of date(s) to avoid clashes with other races in the area.
   

Applications are then submitted by the Local Club, to Cork Athletics County board, for approval. It is recommended that Applications be submitted to the County Board ideally six months in advance of the proposed event. This is to ensure that there is sufficient time to resolve any problems; dates etc.
   

Applications should include
        An Licence Application Form:

 

Athletics Ireland Course Measurement Form completed by an AAI approved course measurer
A copy of the proposed entry form
A map of the course showing course marshals locations and mile/km points
Information/race instructions that is to be given/forwarded to entrants
Medical Plan
The Appropriate Permit/Licence Application Fee

On approval by Cork Athletics County Board, the Application will be submitted to Deirdre Marley, 19 Northwood Court, Northwood Business Campus, Dublin 9, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 018869933


NB: The Permit Application should NOT be sent directly to Athletics Ireland. If it is sent directly to Athletics Ireland, it will be returned to Cork Athletics County Board, without considerattion



Once your Licence has been approved, you will receive a unique Licence Number, which should appear on all Race Literature, along with a logo which certifies AAI Approval.


No event promotions should take place prior to a Licence being approved and granted, to avoid disappointment, should your event permit not be approved for your chosen date..

 

Insurance

For Athletics Ireland Club events only, Athletics Ireland Insurance will provide insurance cover for the race, on issue of the Licence.
No Athletics Ireland Insurance is provided for Charitable, Non-Athletics Ireland Clubs and Organisations, Commercial or International events. These categories of event applications CANNOT be covered by Athletics Ireland Insurance, and Proof of insurance is required


Risk Assessment

    A mandatory part of the process is a requirement to make a risk assessment.
    The organising committee is responsible for the risk assessment.
    The County Board and Athletics Ireland do not require a copy of the risk assessment; however, a copy should be available on the day of the race, for this to be checked by the Race Referee.

It is also recommended that a “Cancellation Procedure” document is prepared and displayed at Race HQ (An example document )


Permit Applications must be accompanied by a Medical Plan.  In addition, each application should be accompanied by a measurement certificate (Measurement Certificates are valid for five years, unless the measured course has been changed).

 
Athletics Ireland Road Racing Handbook - PDF File

 

Early Permit Application Advised

Event organisers are advised to apply for a permit as soon as possible, as approval means immediate listing on the Cork Athletics Fixtures List / Calendar, along with complete event listing (like this one), where information is available.  Cork Athletics does not charge for promoting/advertising events that have an Athletics Ireland Event Licence / Permit.

 

Cork Athletics Fixtures List / Calendar

All Events, for which permit applications have been approved by Cork Athletics, are listed on the Cork Athletics Fixtures List / Calendar.  In addition to Cork events, Munster, National and International Championships are also listed, along with a small number of major international events. 

Note: Events that do not have an Athletics Ireland Event Licence / Permit are NOT listed

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Cork Athletics County Board is a constituent member of Athletics Ireland. Cork Athletics is the governing body, administering athletics, track and field (T&F), cross-country (XC) and running in county Cork. The Board comprises elected representatives of constituent athletic clubs and running clubs. Cork County Board AAI organises Championship races and competition, including road, track & field (T&F) and Cross-country (XC), at junior, juvenile, senior and masters levels, and selects representation for the county. In addition, training and education is provided for coaches and officials. The Board also regulates the Athletics Ireland race/event permit (licence) process for county Cork.
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