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Updated Top 10 - Irish Men's and Women's 10 Mile Road Race Performances - September 2019

Irish 10 Mile Rankings - September 2019

Guest Article by John Walshe

Last year, an Irish 10-mile ranking list was compiled for men and women, giving all performances under 55:00 (men) and 65:00 (women). At the end of April, a 2019 list was published for the year to that stage. Now, with only a few races remaining at the 10 Mile distance, the list has been updated to August 31st.  

The leading marks as of April remain the same -Sean Tobin (48:34) and Aoife Cooke (55:17). These are faster than last year’s overall times of 48:41 (Kevin Seward) and 56:47 (Laura O’Shaughnessy). Interestingly, Aoife Cooke now claims the top three performances for the year.

One performance of note is that of M55 record setter Tommy Hughes. Not many people can claim to have run 10 miles faster than their age-group, but Tommy did so in the Phoenix Park, on July 13, with his time of 54:54. As he reaches his 60th birthday in January, it will be interesting to see how he fares in his new category.  

In 2018, eight performances under 60:00 were achieved by women, already this year there have been 13 performances under the hour. Eight performances under 50:00 were also achieved by the men last year, while 11 have been recorded so far.

Last year’s respective totals under the standards of 55:00 (81) and 65:00 (47) have already been surpassed with 106 men and 56 women achieving those marks.

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 2019

Sean Tobin (Clonmel AC) is the Men's 10 Mile Leader, following his 48:34 win in the Sonia O'Sullivan Cobh 10 Mile, earlier last month. The leading Corkman, in 17th position, is East Cork AC's Tim O'Donoghue, with his 50:41 in the St Finbarr's AC Cork City 10 Miler.  Twenty five (25) of the Sub 55 minute (top 106) performances were by Corkmen.

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Men's 10 Mile Leader, Sean Tobin, Clonmel AC, pictured following his table-topping Sonia O'Sullivan Cobh 10 win, in 48:34 Tim O'Donoghue, East Cork AC, Leading Corkman, in 17th place, with his 50:41 St Finbarr's AC Cork City 10 Miler performance 


1 Sean Tobin M Clonmel Cobh 0:48:34
2 Mick Clohisey M Raheny Shamrock Roscommon 0:48:57
3 Yared Derese M Carrick Aces Frank Duffy (Phoenix Park) 0:49:06
4 Sergiu Ciobanu M Clonliffe Mallow 0:49:21
5 David Flynn M Clonliffe Roscommon 0:49:32
6 Kevin Maunsell M Clonmel Dungarvan 0:49:36
7 Mick Clohisey M Raheny Shamrock Frank Duffy (Phoenix Park) 0:49:36
8 Sean Hehir M Rathfarnham-WSAF Kilcock 0:49:45
9 David Flynn M Clonliffe Dungarvan 0:49:53
10 David Flynn M Clonliffe Phoenix Park 0:49:55
11 Hiko Tonosa M DSD Cork City 0:49:57
12 Tom Fitzpatrick M Tallaght Dungarvan 0:50:02
13 Cillian O'Leary M Raheny Dungarvan 0:50:06
14 Conor Duffy M Glaslough Dungarvan 0:50:28
15 David Mansfield M Clonmel Phoenix Park 0:50:32
16 Cillian O'Leary M Raheny Phoenix Park 0:50:40
17 Tim O'Donoghue M East Cork Cork City 0:50:41
18 Sean Hehir M Rathfarnham-WSAF Dungarvan 0:51:04
19 Hugh Armstrong M Ballina Roscommon 0:51:09
20 Gideon Kimosop M 1Zero1 Castleblaney 0:51:09
21 Yared Derese M Carrick Aces Castleblaney 0:51:16
22 Paul Stephenson M Rathfarnham-WSAF Kilcock 0:51:21
23 David Mansfield M   Dungarvan 0:51:22
24 Rory O'Connor M North Cork Mallow 0:51:28
25 Eric Keogh M Donore Frank Duffy (Phoenix Park) 0:51:42
26 John Travers M Donore Bundoran 0:51:44
27 Tom Fitzpatrick M   Frank Duffy (Phoenix Park) 0:51:44
28 Sean Hehir M Rathfarnham-WSAF Phoenix Park 0:51:46
29 Kevin O'Leary M East Cork Cork City 0:51:53
30 Tim O'Donoghue M   Kinsale 0:51:56
31 Paul Moloney M Mallow Mallow 0:51:56
32 Sean Hehir M Rathfarnham-WSAF Enniscorthy 0:52:02
33 Tom Fitzpatrick M   Phoenix Park 0:52:05
34 Elisha De Mello M Mayo Phoenix Park 0:52:05
35 Daire Finn M unatt Kilcock 0:52:09
36 Michael McMahon M Raheny Phoenix Park 0:52:13
37 Hiko Tonasa M   Duhallow 0:52:19
38 John Shine M Leevale Cork City 0:52:23
39 Michael Power M West Waterford Mallow 0:52:28
40 Alan O'Brien M Eagle Mallow 0:52:42
41 Eoin Devlin M Civil Service Mallow 0:52:45
42 Chris Mintern M Leevale Dungarvan 0:52:46
43 Gavin Sweeney M Togher Castleisland 0:52:46
44 Kyle Doherty M City of Derry Spartans Bundoran 0:52:47
45 Ciaran McKenna M Star of the Sea Phoenix Park 0:52:51
46 Kevin O'Brien M East Cork Dungarvan 0:52:55
47 Colin Griffin M Ballinamore Trim 0:53:00
48 Colin Merritt M45 unatt Mallow 0:53:00
49 Colin Merritt M   Dungarvan 0:53:01
50 James Traynor M Shercock Dungarvan 0:53:10
51 Gavin Sweeney M Togher Cork City 0:53:12
52 Brian Geraghty M Sli Cualann Kilcock 0:53:14
53 Noel Murphy M Waterford Dungarvan 0:53:15
54 Michael Morgan M St Finbarrs Cork City 0:53:15
55 Kevin O'Leary M East Cork Dungarvan 0:53:18
56 Colin Griffin M   Phoenix Park 0:53:18
57 Stephen Conroy M Celbridge Frank Duffy (Phoenix Park) 0:53:23
58 Eoin Hughes M Acorns Phoenix Park 0:53:25
59 Eoin Hughes M   Frank Duffy (Phoenix Park) 0:53:27
60 Michael McMahon M   Frank Duffy (Phoenix Park) 0:53:28
61 Emmet Jennings M45 DSD Phoenix Park 0:53:35
62 Colin Maher M Ballyfin Frank Duffy (Phoenix Park) 0:53:36
63 Vivian Foley M45 Eagle Cork City 0:53:38
64 Joe Cunningham M45 St Finbarrs Cork City 0:53:42
65 Brian Geraghty M   Phoenix Park 0:53:43
66 James Doran M Riocht Trim 0:53:45
67 Freddy Sittuk M Raheny Mullingar 0:53:45
68 Owen Hughes M unatt Bundoran 0:53:47
69 Paddy Sharkey M40 Longford Kilcock 0:53:54
70 John Kinsella M Bilboa Mallow 0:53:55
71 Rory O'Connor M   Dromina 0:53:55
72 John Meade M St Finbarrs Mallow 0:54:08
73 Kieran Little M Crusaders Clontarf 0:54:18
74 John Weldon M Newbridge Trim 0:54:21
75 Barry Sheil M40 Longford Trim 0:54:23
76 Brian Conroy M Slane Phoenix Park 0:54:24
77 Donal Coakley M Leevale Cork City 0:54:24
78 David Glynn M unatt Frank Duffy (Phoenix Park) 0:54:26
79 Raivis Zakis M West Waterford Dungarvan 0:54:31
80 David Glynn M   Phoenix Park 0:54:32
81 Rory Chesser M Ennis TC Kilnaboy 0:54:33
82 Gavin Kelly M40 Newbridge Kilcock 0:54:33
83 Derek Griffin M unatt Mallow 0:54:34
84 Phil Goss M North Belfast Phoenix Park 0:54:34
85 Mick Fogarty M40 Ferbane Clontarf 0:54:35
86 Kevin Mooney M Craughwell Dungarvan 0:54:36
87 Mick Fogarty M   Mullingar 0:54:36
88 Andrew Sheehan M Leevale Cork City 0:54:36
89 Vincent McKenna M Acorns Phoenix Park 0:54:37
90 Michael Corbett M40 St Finbarrs Mallow 0:54:40
91 Italo Giancaterina M Crusaders Clontarf 0:54:41
92 Peter Mooney M Inverse Kilcock 0:54:43
93 Ian McGrath M45 Sli Cualann Kilcock 0:54:43
94 Paddy O'Toole M40 Westport Mullingar 0:54:44
95 John Meade M   Dungarvan 0:54:46
96 Paddy Sharkey M   Trim 0:54:48
97 Chris Murphy M Leevale Mallow 0:54:48
98 Paddy Sharkey M   Mullingar 0:54:48
99 Ian McGrath M   Trim 0:54:51
100 Darren Molloy M40 Navy Dungarvan 0:54:52
101 Tommy Hughes M55 Termoneeny Phoenix Park 0:54:54
102 Kieran McKeown M40 Watergrasshill Dungarvan 0:54:55
103 John Fitzgibbon M Thurles Crokes Killea 0:54:55
104 Michael Morgan M   Mallow 0:54:56
105 Brian Kinsella M Willowfield Phoenix Park 0:54:58
106 Jimmy Boland M Clonmel Dungarvan 0:54:59



Women's 10 Mile Rankings 2019

There are 56 Sub-65 performances by Irish women on the Irish 10 Mile ranking List for 2019, with Youghal AC's Aoife Cooke heading the list with the three best performances to date, topping the table with her 55:17 performance, in the Mallow 10 Mile. It is noteworthy that the six best performances to date have been set by Cork women: Aoife Cooke, Claire McCarthy and Michelle Finn. Sixteen (16) of these top 56 performances were by eleven different Cork women.

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 Aoife Cooke, Youghal AC, Women's 10 Mile Table Topper - Mallow 10, 55:17

Photo: Derek Costello



1 Aoife Cooke F Youghal Mallow Mar-24 0:55:17
2 Aoife Cooke F Youghal Duhallow Mar-10 0:56:47
3 Aoife Cooke F Youghal Cork City Aug-31 0:57:21
4 Claire McCarthy F40 Leevale Duhallow Mar-10 0:57:22
5 Michelle Finn F Leevale Cobh Apr-07 0:57:26
6 Michelle Finn F Leevale Duhallow Mar-10 0:57:59
7 Grace Lynch F Iveragh Dungarvan Feb-03 0:58:00
8 Breege Connolly F40 City of Derry S Frank Duffy (Phoenix Park) Aug-24 0:58:30
9 Michelle Finn F Leevale Roscommon Jul-06 0:58:49
10 Laura O'Shaughnessy F DSD Dungarvan Feb-03 0:58:56
11 Jill Hodgins F40 Leevale Cork City Aug-31 0:59:28
12 Angela McCann F45 Clonmel Cork City Aug-31 0:59:42
13 Linda Byrne F DSD Mallow Mar-24 0:59:56
14 Niamh Clifford F Star of the Laune Phoenix Park Jul-13 1:00:01
15 Catherina McKiernan F45 Annalee Trim Feb-03 1:00:04
16 Siobhan O'Doherty F Borrisokane Duhallow Mar-10 1:00:15
17 Siobhan O'Doherty F Borrisokane Dungarvan Feb-03 1:00:18
18 Fiona Santry F East Cork Mallow Mar-24 1:00:40
19 Mary Mulhare F Portlaoise Roscommon Jul-06 1:00:42
20 Jane-Ann Mehan F GCH Trim Feb-03 1:00:46
21 Sally Forristal F St Josephs Phoenix Park Jul-13 1:00:55
22 Niamh Desmond F DSD Kilcock Aug-18 1:01:13
23 Sinead O'Connor F Leevale Roscommon Jul-06 1:01:15
24 Sinead Lambe F Donore Dungarvan Feb-03 1:01:30
25 Sinead Lambe F Donore Kilcock Aug-18 1:01:31
26 Fiona Santry F East Cork Dungarvan Feb-03 1:01:37
27 Karen Costello F40 Dunleer Kilcock Aug-18 1:01:50
28 Angela McCann F Clonmel Phoenix Park Jul-13 1:01:57
29 Niamh Clifford F Star of the Laune Frank Duffy (Phoenix Park) Aug-24 1:02:21
30 Linda Byrne F DSD Dromina Apr-14 1:02:23
31 Adele Walsh F40 St Senans Mallow Mar-24 1:02:27
32 Adele Walsh F St Senans Dungarvan Feb-03 1:02:57
33 Rhona Hayden F unatt Dungarvan Feb-03 1:02:59
34 Natalie Hall F unatt Trim Feb-03 1:03:05
35 Sorcha Kearney F40 St Finbarrs Mallow Mar-24 1:03:13
36 Caroline Donnellan F40 Edenderry Roscommon Jul-06 1:03:13
37 Leanne Butler F unatt Frank Duffy (Phoenix Park) Aug-24 1:03:17
38 Niamh Devlin F   Trim Feb-03 1:03:20
39 Charlotte Kearney F40 Donadea Kilcock Aug-18 1:03:23
40 Linda Grogan F35 Dundrum Phoenix Park Jul-13 1:03:48
41 Angela McCann F Clonmel Dungarvan Feb-03 1:03:54
42 Karen Alexander F40 unatt Frank Duffy (Phoenix Park) Aug-24 1:03:57
43 Claire O'Brien F Watergrasshill Cork City Aug-31 1:04:09
44 Katie Hickson F40 St Finbarrs Dungarvan Feb-03 1:04:18
45 Harriette Robinson F DSD Phoenix Park Jul-13 1:04:20
46 Ann Geary F40 Midleton Dungarvan Feb-03 1:04:23
47 Angela McCann F Clonmel Kilsheelan Mar-10 1:04:25
48 Claire O'Brien F   Dungarvan Feb-03 1:04:38
49 Ailish Malone F35 Clonliffe Frank Duffy (Phoenix Park) Aug-24 1:04:39
50 Nicola Flanagan F Blaney Rockets Castleblaney Jul-20 1:04:40
51 Sabrina Keogh F Dunboyne Kilcock Aug-18 1:04:42
52 Katie Hickson F   Mallow Mar-24 1:04:45
53 Angela McCann F Clonmel Killea Apr-14 1:04:45
54 Linda Grogan F Dundrum Killea Apr-14 1:04:47
55 Aisling Murray F Carmen Monaghan Aug-11 1:04:47
56 Grace Kennedy-Clarke F Donore Mullingar Jul-27 1:04:52


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