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Cork Athletics Weekend Roundup Sunday June 24th 2018

Cork Athletes in Action in UK and At Home

Week-end Sunday June 24th 2018

On a seemingly quiet week-end, there were quite a few Cork athletes featuring around the Country, and in the UK, between National Leagues (Round 1), Tailteann Games and the Dunshaughlin 10k here in Ireland. Several Cork Athletes travelled to the British Milers Club meet, in Loughborough, UK, coming away with some fine performances.

National Leagues - Tullamore

Men & Women Premier Div - Individual

Mens Premier Div - Team

Womens Premier Div - Team

Men & Women Div 1 - Individual

Mens Div 1 - Team

Womens Div 1 - Team


Cork were represented in the Men's premier Division, by Leevale AC, who finished in 5th place, on 95 points, and Bandon Striders (Combined Bandon AC & Abbey Striders AC team), 7th on 70 points. Galway City Harriers head the table on 115.5 points. Leevale AC women's team also finished in 5th place, 80 points, behind leaders Kildare County, on 112 points

On the Women's side, there were wins for Michelle Finn (Leevale AC, 3000m Steeplechase, 10:08.05) and Aishat Onilogbo (Leevale AC, 100m, 12.82 sec). Men's winners were Leevale AC 4x100m in 43.20 sec, while individual winners were Ray Walsh (Bandon Striders, Pole Vault, 4.30m) and Saran Mangalalashira (Bandon Striders, Long Jump, 6.44m)

East Cork Division were Cork's representatives in both Men's and Women's Div 1 Leagues. East Cork Division's women top Div 1 table, on 122 points, ahead of Kildare County on 112 points, while the Men's team finished in 7th place, on 77 points.

Sean McGrath was East Cork Division's only male winner, in the 5000m, in a time of 15:17.63 sec.  The Premier Div and Div 1 races were actually combined, with Menapians AC's Jonathan Gruipe edging the overall win from Sean, by just over a second, in 15:15.84.

East Cork Division's women took nine wins in all: Orla Coffey (100mH, 17.05 sec), Sarah Constant (1500m Walk, 9:25.85), Katie Walsh had a double in the 400mH and 400m, with 1:07.52 and 1:00.73 sec respectively), Nessa Wheeler won the 3000m Steeplechase in 13:16.72, Emma Coffey took teh Pole valut, in 3.40m, while Martha Quain threw 34.58m to win the Discus throw and Mebh Daly took maximum points in the Javelin, with a throw of 33.67m. East Cork Division's 4x400m took full points with 4:12.64 sec.


British Milers Club Meet - Loughborough, UK

Saturday 23rd June


bmc loughborough june 23rd 2018


Several Cork athletes ran at the BMC meet in Loughborough. Bantry AC's Darragh McElhinney ran 3:52.10, for 13th place, in the Men's 1500m B race, while Charlie O'Donovan won the Men's 1500m C race, with a PB of 3:47.53 sec. Running in the Men's 1500m E race, Leevale AC's David Fox finished in 9th place, in 3:56.11 sec. Bandon AC's Laura Nicholson ran a PB of 4:32.23 sec, for 5th place, in the Women's 1500m C race. Togher AC's Evan Byrne ran in the 5000m, clocking a PB of 14:31.12, for 16th place, in Race B.

1500m E Race

 1500m E Race, featuring Leevale AC's David Fox


Dunshaughlin 10k

paul moloney dunshaughlin 10k 2018


Mallow AC's Paul Moloney travelled to Co. Meath on Saturday, finishing in 12th place, in 31:52, behind winner Hiko Tonosa (30:16). Tonosa won the recent Duhallow 10. Between Paul and Hiko were an array of high-calibre runners, including Freddy Keron Stuk, Mark Kirwan, Emmet Dunleavy and Sergiu Ciobanu.  Earlier today, Paul shared the secret of his training on social media - he spent the recovery day shifting a ton of gravel by shovel! Weight training in disguise!

Incidentally, had it been in Cork, Paul's performance would have placed him fourth, and second Corkman, on the Cork Athletics 10k leaderboard.


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