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Cork Results from National Masters and Juvenile B Cross-Country-Championships 2017

Outstanding Day for Cork at Irish Life Health National Masters and Juvenile B Cross-Country Championships 2017

Waterford IT

Sunday January 12th 2017


Michael Harty National Masters M35 Champion 2017
Michael Harty (Cork and East Cork AC) National Masters Champion 2017
Photo: Sportsfile


National Masters Cross-Country-Championships

Michael Harty Georgina Drumm National Masters M35 Champion 2017
National Masters Champion 2017, Michael Harty with Athletics Ireland President, Georgina Drumm



Athletics Ireland Masters Men 35-64 Results 2017

Athletics Ireland Masters Women & Masters Men O65 Results 2017

  Under 11 Girls    Under 13 Girls    Under 15 Girls    Under 17 Girls 
  Under 11 Boys    Under 13 Boys   Under 15 Boys    Under 17 Boys



Michael Harty, representing Cork, along with his club, East Cork AC, romped to victory at today's National Masters Cross-Country Championships, at Waterford IT's Carriganore Campus, leading Cork's M35 Team to National Gold, and East Cork AC to Team Bronze.  Michael's winning margin was considerable.

Leevale AC's Tim Twomey also featured highly, taking the Silver Medal.  The other four scorers on the Cork Team were: Michael Herlihy (North Cork AC), Kenneth Kelleher (East Cork AC), Paul Moloney (Mallow AC) and Michael Harrington (Bantry AC)


Cork Athletics Masters M35 Cross Country Team 2017

Cork Masters Men M35 Team, with Bill Allen and Paddy Buckley


Carmel Crowley (Bandon AC), in eight place, led Cork to the Women's F35 Title, with Sinead Kevaney (Midleton AC), 11th, followed by Ruth Millerick (Youghal AC) in thirteenth place, with her clubmate, Evelyn Cashman in twenty second place.


Ruth and Evelyn led Youghal AC to the F35 Women's Title, with 135 points, just a single point ahead of Sli CualannAC on 136.  Hot favourites, Sportsworld AC, were third, with 145 points, while Mallow AC, with 145 points, were hot on their heels.


Cork's M50 Team took the Bronze Medals, however details are not yet to hand.

Other Individual Medal Placings

F45 Gold - Carmel Crowley, Bandon AC
F55 Bronze - Mary Sweeney, St Finbarr's AC
F60 Gold - Carmel Parnell, Leevale AC
F70 Gold - Kathleen O'Brien, St Catherine's AC

M65 Bronze - Bryan Parkinson, East Cork AC

Irish Life Health National Juvenile B Cross Country Championships 2017


U11 1. Lucy Lynch (Carraig na Bfhear), 2. Lucy Sheridan (Dunleer), 3. Kathryn Ryan (Killarney)

U13 1. Claragh Keane (DMP), 2. Niamh Carolan (North Leitrim), 3. Aoife McCormack (Dunboyne)

U15 1. Doireann ni Fhlatharta (Dunboyne), 2. Orla Reidy (St Coca’s), 3. Holly Brennan (Cilles AC)

U17 1. Isabelle Cummins (Ferrybank), 2. Maeve Dervin (Roscommon), 3. Lauren Murphy (Cilles)


U11 1. Alan McCutcheon (Dooneen), 2. Dara Sheedy (Bantry), 3. Cal Tutty (West Waterford)

U13 1. Callum McElhinney (Bantry), 2. Thomas Richards (St Coca’s), 3. Conn Willans (West Waterford)

U15 1. Tadgh Donnelly (Drogheda & District), Michael Morgan (Sligo), 3. Connor O’Neill (West Muskerry)

U17 1. Ben Carr (Finn Valley), 2. Cian McDonald (Ballyroan Abbeyleix), 3. David O’Carroll (Gowran)


Athletics Ireland Press Release - Feidhlim Kelly

Ryan and Harty Deliver Masterclass in Waterford

Rosemary Ryan (Dooneen) and Michael Harty (East Cork) delivered master class performances at the Irish Life Health National Masters Cross Country Championships in Waterford IT today which also incorporated the National Juvenile B Championships.

Elsewhere this weekend Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) was fifth in the Barcelona half marathon in 71:35 while Saragh Buggy (St Abban's) set a personal of 13.08m for second place in the triple jump at the British Indoor trials for second on the Irish all-time list.

Sinead Denny (DSD) ran 53.73 over 400m to run a European Indoor qualifying time while her clubmate Siofra Cleirigh Buttner continued her fine form in the States winning a mile in Staten Island, New York in 4:33.16.

Masters and Juveniles report and results

Ryan and Harty deliver Master class

Rosemary Ryan (Dooneen) and Michael Harty (East Cork) had the glory of being first across the line in the Irish Life Health Masters Cross Country Championships in Waterford IT today which also hosted the Juvenile B Championships.

Harty dominated over 7,000m with a winning time of 23:24 to take the O35 title proving his stint of altitude training in Iten, Kenya was a successful one.

Rosemary Ryan, who represented Ireland over 5,000m in the Sydney 2000 Olympics, rolled back the years to win the women’s 4,000m race in 14:51 and with it the O40 title. Sara Doohan (Corran) was first O35 and second across the line with Barbara Cleary (Donore Harriers) third past the post overall and second O40.

Carmel Crowley (Bandon) finished eighth overall and first O45 – one place and four seconds ahead of Tullamore Harriers’ Pauline Curley. Niamh O’Sullivan (An Riocht), Anne Sullivan (DMP) and Carmel Parnell (Leevale) showed their class in winning their respective O50, O55 and O60 categories.

Youghal AC pipped Sli Cualann by a single point in the women’s O35 team battle with Sportsworld a close third. Cork finished best of the counties. In the women’s O50 age group, DSD came out on top, beating An Riocht and Mayo AC.

Back to the men and it was An Riocht’s Tim O’Connor second across the line and first O40 with Tim Twomey of Leevale third over the line. Ian Conroy led Raheny Shamrock to M35 team victory finishing fourth overall. Raheny also won the O50 title with Damian Martin leading them home.

Peter Mathews (DSD) was first O45 in 24:15 and 8th overall. Winning the M50 title was pre-race favourite Pauric McKinney (Inishowen) as was JJ Murphy of Tinryland in the O65 categord with Galway’s Martin McEvilly second and Jim Patterson of Newcastle  and District third and first M70.

Pauric McKinney (Inishowen) O50 24:56 – 15th overall


Juveniles star early on

Lucy Lynch (Carraig na Bhfear) and Alan McCutcheon (Dooneen) won the first races of the day in the U11 age group. Claragh Keane (DMP) and Callum McElhinney (Bantry) won the U13 races - McElhinney is the younger brother of Darragh who recently set an Irish youth 3,000m record.
Doireann ni Fhlatharta (Dunboyne) and Tadgh Donnelly (Drogheda & District) were top of the pile in the U15 races with Isabelle Cummins (Ferrybank) and Ben Carr (Finn Valley) coming out on top in the U17 ranks.


Results - Irish Life Health National Masters Cross Country, Waterford IT


O35 1 Sara Doohan (Corran), 2. Lorraine Bolster (Mallow), 3 Pamela Howard (Drogheda and District)

O40 1 Rosemary Ryan (Dooneen), 2 Barbara Cleary (Donore, W40),3. Maria McCarthy (Farranfore Maine Valley, W40) 15.24, 6 Karen Costello (Dunleer, W40) 15.41, 7 Adele Walsh (St Senan’s, W40) 15.47, 8

O45  1 Carmel Crowley (Bandon), 2 Pauline Curley (Tullamore Hrs), 3 Donna Mahon (Rathfarnham WSAF).

O50  1 Niamh O’Sullivan (An Riocht), 2 Joan Ennis (Grange Fermoy), 3 Bridie Trearty (Cranford)

O55  1 Ann Sullivan (DMP), 2 Linda Finnegan (DSD), 3 Mary Sweeney (St Finbarr’s)

O60  1 Carmel Parnell (Leevale), 2 Christine Kennedy (GCH), 3 Pauline Moran (Mayo AC).

O65  1 Margaret Glavey (Mayo AC), 2 Joan Coyle (DSD), 3 Eileen Kenny (Mullingar Hrs).

O70 1. Kathleen O’Brien (St Catherine’s)


Womens Club Teams  

O35  1 Youghal AC, 2 Sli Cualann, 3 Sportsworld

 W50  1 DSD, 2 An Riocht, 3 Mayo AC

Womens County Teams

O35 1 Cork, 2 Dublin, 3 Louth  

O50  1 Cork, 2 Dublin, 3 Kerry



O35 1 Michael Harty (East Cork), 2. Tim Twomey (Leevale), 3. Ian Conroy (Raheny Shamrock)

O40  1 Tim O’Connor (An Riocht), 2. 2 Craig Brennan (North Sligo) , 3 Eamon McAndrew (North Sligo)

O45  1. Peter Mathews DSD, M45), 2. Shane O’Neill (Rathfarnham WSAF), 3 Eamon White (North Belfast Hrs).

O50 1.  Pauric McKinney (Inishowen), 2 Mark Gleeson (Nenagh Olympic), 3 Neil Carty ( North Belfast Hrs).

O55 1.  Mick Byrne (Sli Cualann), 2. Dave Clarke (North Belfast Hrs), 3 Ger Moloney (St Paul’s).

O60 1.  Martin McDonald (Ballyroan, Abbeyleix), 2 Paul Elliott (u/a), 3 Neilus Aherne (Midleton).

O65 1 JJ Murphy (Tinryland), 2 Martin McEvilly (GCH), 3 Bryan Parkinson (East Cork)

O70 1 Jim Patterson (Newcastle and Dist), 2 Seamus McMullin (Mullingar Hrs), 3 Richard Mullins (St Abban’s)


Club Teams

M35 1 Raheny Shamrock, 2 North Sligo AC, 3 East Cork

M50 1 Raheny Shamrock, 2 Tullamore Harriers, 3 United Striders


County Teams

M35: 1 Cork, 2 Dublin, 3 Antrim

M50  1 Dublin, 2 Offaly, 3 Cork

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