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Cork Athletics Year-End Registration Figures - December 2020

Cork Athletics Registration Figures for Year Ending December 31st 2020

 

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Cork Athletics Registrations 2010 - 2020

December end-of-month registrations for Cork Athletics stand at 6,919, a fall of 1,308 (15.9%) registrations compared to the 2019 year-end figure of 8,455. Following over a decade of continuous membership growth, a fall in registrations is to be expected, given the Covid pandemic.  

 

Indeed, the drop, just under 16%, might be considered to be less than might have been expected in the circumstances, however, given that most registrations occur in the first three months, and that the first lockdown, and suspension of competition, did not occur until mid-March, we are definitely not seeing the full-year effects of Covid on Registrations.

2021 registrations are likely to be slow in take-up, at least initially, until things have settled down after roll-out of the vaccines, and reopening of competition.

In spite of all that this year has thrown up, twelve clubs actuallu increased their registered membership, by a combined total of 138 members, from 1090 to 1229, just under 13%. A further fourteen clubs either maintained their membership numbers, or dropped ten (10) or less members.

At the other end, four clubs dropped a combined total of 439 members, falling from a total of 1320 to 851, a drop of just over 35%

 

Club Reopening Strategy?

Given that more people than ever have been exercising and running during the pandemic, one would hope that clubs will get a 'bounce' in membership and membership enquiries - time will tell.

NOW is the time that clubs should be asking themselves if they are set up to accept an influx in membership.  Do you have sufficient coaches, mentors and officials?   Have they completed Child Protection Training?  Have any, for whatever reason, dropped out of the sport, so that your club will need to fill their place?  ....just some of the things you may need tio think about.

Closed to New Members??

If your club is unable to accept new members, please DON'T just tell prospective members "We are full, ask again next year!"  If you genuinely can't take new members, please refer them to the 'club down the road' - it might kill you to do so, but it will help the sport.  Also if you can't accept them, ask yourself Why Not? Is it a capacity problem? Is it a problem with a shortage of coaches?  Whatever your constraint is, it may be worth talking to Grace Lynch, Athletics Ireland's Munster RDO
 

Fifty five clubs were registered during 2020 - one club registered in 2019 did not renew their club membership, or register any members during 2020.

 

National Standings

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

 

Overall Registrations as at December 31st 2020

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27 Largest Clubs, by Total Registered Members

 

Leevale AC and Bandon AC head the table, both clubs exceeding the 600 mark, leading the other clubs by a significant distance. Five clubs: Togher AC, Ballymore Cobh AC, Midleton AC, Youghal AC and North Cork AC all have over 300 registered members.

A total of sixeen (16) clubs have over 200 registrations, while a further twelve (12) clubs have now exceeded 100 registered members, making a total of 28 clubs with 100 or more registered members.

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 Remaining 28 Clubs, by Total Registered Members

 

Total Registrations for Cork Clubs December 31st 2020

ClubJuvYouthJuniorMasterSeniorTotal
Leevale A.C. 270 39 20 118 70 517
Bandon A.C. 362 24 4 89 22 501
Midleton A.C. 138 6 4 161 20 329
Togher A.C. 135 9 3 111 31 289
St. Catherine's A.C. 168 7 6 89 10 280
Belgooly A.C. 214 6 0 41 1 262
North Cork A.C. 164 5 2 75 13 259
Youghal A.C. 136 10 1 95 14 256
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 138 19 14 54 10 235
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 104 2 0 112 11 229
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 72 1 4 114 20 211
Tracton A.C. 121 0 0 79 4 204
St. Nicholas A.C. 83 3 0 95 16 197
Mallow A.C. 0 0 0 175 6 181
Carrigaline A.C. 121 0 0 38 1 160
St. Finbarrs A.C. 0 0 0 122 30 152
Eagle A.C. 0 0 0 136 15 151
Ballincollig A.C. 90 7 3 47 4 151
West Muskerry A.C. 101 4 5 26 5 141
Watergrasshill A.C. 22 0 0 100 15 137
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 112 0 0 14 0 126
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 96 5 0 17 0 118
Courcey A.C. 86 0 0 24 0 110
Liscarroll A.C. 82 4 2 14 3 105
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 87 3 3 11 1 105
Millstreet A.C. 69 0 1 26 1 97
Mount Hillary A.C. 0 0 0 77 18 95
Dromahane Road Runners A.C. 0 2 0 64 17 83
Ballintotis Fit4Life 0 0 0 77 5 82
Skibbereen A.C. 57 2 0 16 6 81
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 0 0 72 4 76
Doneraile A.C. 0 0 0 65 8 73
Bridevale A.C. 0 0 0 53 19 72
Durrus A.C. 42 4 0 26 0 72
Doheny A.C. 61 1 0 9 1 72
Bantry A.C. 45 0 0 21 2 68
Donoughmore A.C. 1 0 1 56 9 67
Bweeng Trail Blazers 0 0 0 60 2 62
Glanmire A.C. 53 0 0 8 0 61
Clonakilty Road Runners 0 0 0 41 15 56
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 0 0 0 45 6 51
Beara A.C. 0 0 0 41 9 50
Buttevant R.C. 0 0 0 32 5 37
East Cork A.C. 0 0 0 19 14 33
The Churchtown Roadrunners AC 0 0 0 22 10 32
Carrigtwohill A.C. 0 0 0 28 3 31
Duhallow A.C. 0 0 0 21 2 23
Cork Mental Health A.C. 0 0 0 18 5 23
Cork Track Club 0 0 0 7 16 23
Galtee Runners A.C. 0 0 0 18 3 21
Shandrum A.C. 0 0 0 17 0 17
Fota Island Running Club 0 0 0 16 1 17
Rising Sun A.C. 0 0 0 16 0 16
Old Abbey A.C. 7 0 1 5 3 16
Abbey Striders A.C. 0 0 2 4 0 6
             
Total 3237 163 76 2937 506 6919

 

Juvenile/Junior Registrations as at December 30th 2020

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 Leading Cork Juvenile Clubs

Bandon AC, on 386, lead the table ahead of Leevale AC, on 309, with Belgooly AC on 220.

ClubJuvYouthTotal
Bandon A.C. 362 24 386
Leevale A.C. 270 39 309
Belgooly A.C. 214 6 220
St. Catherine's A.C. 168 7 175
North Cork A.C. 164 5 169
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 138 19 157
Youghal A.C. 136 10 146
Midleton A.C. 138 6 144
Togher A.C. 135 9 144
Tracton A.C. 121 0 121
Carrigaline A.C. 121 0 121
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 112 0 112
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 104 2 106
West Muskerry A.C. 101 4 105
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 96 5 101
Ballincollig A.C. 90 7 97
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 87 3 90
St. Nicholas A.C. 83 3 86
Courcey A.C. 86 0 86
Liscarroll A.C. 82 4 86
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 72 1 73
Millstreet A.C. 69 0 69
Doheny A.C. 61 1 62
Skibbereen A.C. 57 2 59
Glanmire A.C. 53 0 53
Durrus A.C. 42 4 46
Bantry A.C. 45 0 45
Watergrasshill A.C. 22 0 22
Old Abbey A.C. 7 0 7
Dromahane Road Runners A.C. 0 2 2
Donoughmore A.C. 1 0 1
       
Total 3237 163 3400

 

Adult (Senior/Masters) Registrations as at December 31st 2020

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 Top 28 Adult Registrations by Club - December 31st 2018

Mallow AC have almost 50% more Registered Seniors & Masters than nearest rivals, Leevale AC, with Togher AC head Eagle AC, while Midleton AC are just one registration ahead of Ballymore-Cobh AC.

 

 

cork athletics next largest adult clubs 2020Next 28 Adult Registrations by Club - December 31st 2020

 

ClubMastersSeniorTotal
Mallow AC 238 29 267
Leevale AC 111 85 196
Togher AC 143 45 188
Eagle AC 163 17 180
Midleton AC 154 15 169
Ballymore Cobh AC 153 15 168
St. Finbarrs AC 141 15 156
Doneraile AC 105 49 154
Bandon AC 112 34 146
Youghal AC 126 19 145
St. Nicholas AC 121 20 141
Watergrasshill AC 115 24 139
Grange/Fermoy AC 112 8 120
Ballintotis Fit4Life 111 9 120
St. Catherine's AC 94 16 110
Dromahane Road Runners AC 77 17 94
Mount Hilary AC 68 25 93
North Cork AC 70 18 88
Clonakilty Road Runners 71 15 86
Aghada Running Club ARC 79 6 85
Bridevale AC 65 16 81
Bweeng Trail Blazers 69 11 80
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 66 11 77
Ballincollig AC 68 4 72
Tracton AC 68 1 69
West Muskerry AC 56 12 68
Millstreet AC 59 9 68
Buttevant R.C. 47 16 63
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 51 10 61
Carrigaline Road Runners AC 50 6 56
Bantry AC 41 12 53
Churchtown Road Runners 27 16 43
Donoughmore AC 36 4 40
Carrigtwohill AC 29 8 37
East Cork AC 20 15 35
Beara AC 26 6 32
Belgooly AC 29 1 30
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 28 1 29
Galtee Runners AC 24 5 29
Liscarroll AC 22 6 28
Fota Island Running Club 21 6 27
Skibbereen AC 15 8 23
Shandrum AC 18 4 22
Durrus AC 20 1 21
Duhallow AC 13 8 21
Rising Sun AC 21 0 21
Cork Mental Health AC 11 8 19
Fanahan McSweeney AC 15 3 18
Courcey AC 14 1 15
Blarney/Inniscara AC 11 2 13
Old Abbey AC 6 6 12
Doheny AC 10 1 11
Cork Track Club 0 11 11
Garryvoe AC 3 7 10
Abbey Striders AC 3 5 8
Glanmire AC 4 1 5
       
Total 3430 723 4153

 

Senior Registrations as at December 31st 2020

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Senior Registrations - December 31st 2020

Leevale AC remain a distance ahead of all others at the head of the Senior table, with 85 Seniors. Doneraile AC are in second place, with 49 Senior members, behind Leevale AC. Togher AC come next, with with 45, followed by Bandon AC (34) and Mallow AC (29)

ClubSenior
Leevale AC 85
Doneraile AC 49
Togher AC 45
Bandon AC 34
Mallow AC 29
Mount Hilary AC 25
Watergrasshill AC 24
St. Nicholas AC 20
Youghal AC 19
North Cork AC 18
Eagle AC 17
Dromahane Road Runners AC 17
St. Catherine's AC 16
Churchtown Road Runners 16
Buttevant R.C. 16
Bridevale AC 16
St. Finbarrs AC 15
Midleton AC 15
East Cork AC 15
Clonakilty Road Runners 15
Ballymore Cobh AC 15
West Muskerry AC 12
Bantry AC 12
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 11
Cork Track Club 11
Bweeng Trail Blazers 11
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 10
Millstreet AC 9
Ballintotis Fit4Life 9
Skibbereen AC 8
Grange/Fermoy AC 8
Duhallow AC 8
Cork Mental Health AC 8
Carrigtwohill AC 8
Garryvoe AC 7
Old Abbey AC 6
Liscarroll AC 6
Fota Island Running Club 6
Carrigaline Road Runners AC 6
Beara AC 6
Aghada Running Club ARC 6
Galtee Runners AC 5
Abbey Striders AC 5
Shandrum AC 4
Donoughmore AC 4
Ballincollig AC 4
Fanahan McSweeney AC 3
Blarney/Inniscara AC 2
Tracton AC 1
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 1
Glanmire AC 1
Durrus AC 1
Doheny AC 1
Courcey AC 1
Belgooly AC 1
Rising Sun AC 0
   
Total 134

 

Masters Registrations as at December 31st 2020

cork athletics largest masters clubs 2020

 

Top 28 Masters Registrations by Club - December 31st 2020

Mallow AC are well ahead of the rest of the field, with 238 Masters registrations. Eagle AC and Midleton AC have 163 and 154 respectively. Ballymore-Cobh AC and Togher AC follow next, while a total of 14 clubs top the 100 mark.

ClubMasters
Mallow AC 238
Eagle AC 163
Midleton AC 154
Ballymore Cobh AC 153
Togher AC 143
St. Finbarrs AC 141
Youghal AC 126
St. Nicholas AC 121
Watergrasshill AC 115
Bandon AC 112
Grange/Fermoy AC 112
Leevale AC 111
Ballintotis Fit4Life 111
Doneraile AC 105
St. Catherine's AC 94
Aghada Running Club ARC 79
Dromahane Road Runners AC 77
Clonakilty Road Runners 71
North Cork AC 70
Bweeng Trail Blazers 69
Mount Hilary AC 68
Ballincollig AC 68
Tracton AC 68
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 66
Bridevale AC 65
Millstreet AC 59
West Muskerry AC 56
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 51
Carrigaline Road Runners AC 50
Buttevant R.C. 47
Bantry AC 41
Donoughmore AC 36
Carrigtwohill AC 29
Belgooly AC 29
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 28
Churchtown Road Runners 27
Beara AC 26
Galtee Runners AC 24
Liscarroll AC 22
Fota Island Running Club 21
Rising Sun AC 21
East Cork AC 20
Durrus AC 20
Shandrum AC 18
Skibbereen AC 15
Fanahan McSweeney AC 15
Courcey AC 14
Duhallow AC 13
Cork Mental Health AC 11
Blarney/Inniscara AC 11
Doheny AC 10
Old Abbey AC 6
Glanmire AC 4
Garryvoe AC 3
Abbey Striders AC 3
Cork Track Club 0
   
Total 3430

 

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Age Distribution Data

Overall Age Distribution

overall age distribution december 2018

As last year, the overall age distribution throws up some interesting observations:
There are two distinct distributions, based around Young Juveniles and Masters Athletes, with older Juveniles and Seniors literally nowhere to be seen. 

 

Female Age Distribution

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Male Age Distribution

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From age 8 to 16, Juvenile girls outnumber boys 1608 to 1497. There is a distinct drop off after age 14, and the numbers from age 16 to 34 - including all seniors - makes  dismal reading.  The situation is not helped by the pandemic situation, however, once athletics emerges at the other side of the Covid crisis, strategies to address the low senior numbers, and retention of Juveniles.

The drop off of Juveniles has been noted across many sports in Ireland, and is worrying from a number of perspectives, not just athletics membership. In particular the non-participation of juveniles, along with the related and alarming growth in obesity, among juveniles and younger adults, is almost certainly going to lead to a significant rise in general population health issues in the coming years.

From an athletics perspective, the low numbers between 18 and 35 is of particular concern, as this is the group from which our Championship, International and Olympic hopes will emerge.  Historically, Cork has 'punched above its weight' in producing European, World and Olympic Champions and medalists, along with many, many International athletes.  To continue this proud and valued heritage, we really need to be attracting, and retaining, more people in this age range.

 

Overall Male-Female Age Distribution

cork athletics registrations 2020 age distribution

 

 

 As with the overall age distribution, there are two separate distributions, and possibly three, when it comes to Male-Female registration ratios. In the Juvenile range, boys marginally outnumber Girls in all ages. However, moving into the adult ranges, that trend is significantly reversed, with a few exceptions, with Women outnumbering Men.  In another twist, once 55 is passed, Men outnumber Women. This is possibly a legacy from earlier times, say 25 to 30 years ago, when very few women took part at adult level.

 

 

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