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Doneraile AC and Mt. Hillary AC - Cork Athletics Newest Clubs

Cork Athletics Newest Clubs, Doneraile AC & Mt. Hillary AC

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Doneraile AC's Couch to 5k - C25k Group Mt. Hillary AC Members pictured before the recent Mallow 10


Two new clubs, Doneraile AC and Mt. Hillary AC were recently admitted to Cork Athletics.   An administrative stage remains, whereby both new clubs must, as per procedures, be fully ratified at next January's Cork Athletics AGM In the meantime, both clubs are up and running.


Doneraile AC

Doneraile AC, as their name suggests, are based in the north Cork town of Doneraile, with the ideal training and racing venue, Doneraile Park, right on their doorstep. The club meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings, at 6.45pm, and Saturday mornings, at 10.20am.

The new club is certainly hitting the ground running, with their first race, the Doneraile AC 5km,
planned for Saturday June 9th, in their popular local venue, Doneraile Park.



Doneraile AC Facebook Page


Mt. Hillary AC Facebook Page
Doneraile AC Club Information Page on Cork Athletics Website Mt. Hillary AC Club Information Page on Cork Athletics Website


Mt Hillary AC

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Mt. Hillary AC draws its membership from northwest Cork, running in the areas surrounding Mt. Hillary, near Banteer.

The Mt. Hillary region is steeped with a long and proud sporting history, dating back to 1886, where the famous Banteer Sports Meeting was hosted. The sports meeting ran up until 1950 and regularly drew thousands of spectators. The Mt. Hillary area also boasts both Olympic and World championship athletes. The famous Dr Pat O'Callaghan won Gold, in the Hammer, at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, while Denis Horgan who won the 1888 World Championship for the 16lb shot put.    

Mt. Hillary AC athletes compete at all levels from 5k's to marathons and are looking forward to a bright and prosperous future.  Mt Hillary AC are a new club, and are looking to recruit new members of all ages and abilities.

The club trains twice weekly, on Tuesday and Thursday, at 7:30pm,and meet at Banteer Sportsfield. The club also meets on Saturday mornings, at 8:45am, at the Mt. Hillary main entrance.

For further information, or to join the club, send a message to the Club's official Facebook Page, via Facebook Messenger, or simply turn up to one of the Tuesday or Thursday training nights.



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