Cork County Junior & Senior XC Champs 2014, Slieveroe, Riverstick, Co. Cork, Sun 02-Nov-2014, 12pm

Ladies Senior XC 2013, Slieveroe, Riverstick, Co. Cork.

The Cork County Junior & Senior Cross Country Championships, the premiere club event of the year, take place on Sunday 02nd of November 2014. The venue is the dedicated XC site owned by the Cork AAI at Slieveroe, Riverstick. Events kick off with the Junior races at 12pm followed by the Senior Ladies and concluding with the Senior Men. The inaugural Senior XC at this venue last year was a great success and a memorable day out for all those who attended.

(This  page may be updated with further information up to Saturday 01-Nov-2014)

Senior Women 6,000m, Senior Men 10,000m

The standard route to this venue is via Riverstick. Head for the Airport roundabout, continuing onward for Kinsale (R600) and turning left at Riverstick for Carrigaline. According to the organisers, the main routes will be signposted, with 3 Miles, 2 Miles and 1 Mile to go signs. For those comming from the Carrigaline direction, take a right onto the L2494 Riverstick road, shortly after leaving Carrigaline.

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For the intrepid explorer, an alternative route saves about 2km, but is unsuitable for heavy vehicles. About 7km from the Airport roundabout (R600) turn left onto the L2493. Take the  1st right. Straight on for 3km. At the next junction (Pink House) turn left. At the next junction, left again onto the L2494 for Carrigaline. Trust your SAT-NAV and don’t panic!

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DMS: 51°46′35.8″N 8°26′27.4″W
DMM: 51°46.597′N, 8°26.457′W
DDD: 51.776612N, 8.440952W

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Dublin Marathon 2014

Congratulations to all of our athletes who took part in this years Dublin City Marathon. In what were very difficult conditions with strong winds throughout there were great times and performances posted by everyone.

We had three people finish 2nd in their age category. Cathal O Connell was 2nd M50 in a time of 2.37, while Margo Dinan was 2nd F45 in 3.11 and Mary Sweeney was 2nd F50 in 3.16.

See results in Excel Format here

First Name Surname Gender Category Category Position Gun Time Overall Position Chip Time Chip Position
Cathal O’ Connell Male M50 2 02:37:06 33 02:37:05 33
Christopher Murnane Male MS 25 02:44:30 61 02:44:27 61
Ken Devine Male M45 5 02:46:30 68 02:46:27 68
Brian Murphy Male M40 27 02:54:04 159 02:53:57 159
Martin Curtin Male M35 37 02:54:11 163 02:54:05 163
Niall O’ Herlihy Male M35 51 02:55:59 192 02:55:52 193
Eoin Field Male M40 48 02:59:06 275 02:58:54 275
Joe Kelleher Male M40 51 02:59:20 286 02:59:13 293
Paul Penney Male MS 106 03:01:09 340 03:00:56 337
Glenn Dollard Male M35 112 03:03:49 389 03:03:31 390
Garrett Casey Male M40 90 03:05:38 438 03:05:22 441
Margo Dinan Female F45 2 03:11:51 636 03:11:33 632
Mary Sweeney Female F50 2 03:16:55 845 03:16:55 861
Paul Dinan Male M55 26 03:23:22 1176 03:22:37 1168
Gillian Cotter Female F40 16 03:24:33 1238 03:24:16 1261
Thomas Darcy Male M35 358 03:25:56 1331 03:25:17 1337
Marie Murphy Female FS 54 03:29:20 1584 03:28:53 1629
Geraldine O’ Shea Female F45 14 03:32:49 1841 03:30:30 1736
Martin O’ Reilly Male M40 403 03:33:08 1857 03:32:51 1896
Alan Noonan Male M35 485 03:33:41 1895 03:33:24 1941
Tony O’ Brien Male M50 88 03:34:15 1937 03:32:49 1895
Eamon Hayes Male M35 609 03:40:19 2429 03:38:45 2389
Declan Nestor Male M40 648 03:48:46 3161 03:47:36 3143
Ailise Mc Nulty Female FS 133 03:49:05 3210 03:47:43 3160
Dan Kennedy Male M60 37 03:58:10 4241 03:57:00 4270
Darren O’ Donnell Male MS 1028 03:58:12 4244 03:57:57 4420
Lorraine O’ Sullivan Female F35 145 03:59:22 4452 03:58:44 4553
Claire O’ Neill Female FS 280 04:04:36 5105 04:04:30 5201
John Robert Hilliard Male M50 314 04:11:22 5882 04:09:27 5748
Olivia Connolly Female F35 268 04:13:40 6065 04:13:24 6142
Mary Mulcahy Female F50 53 04:18:20 6551 04:16:07 6418
Evelyn O’ Shea Female FS 466 04:20:23 6772 04:19:46 6822
Patrick O’ Mahony Male MS 1553 04:23:59 7126 04:22:30 7081
Jonathan Hilliard Male MS 1572 04:25:02 7231 04:23:08 7150
Fiona Power Female F40 387 04:30:11 7778 04:29:55 7853
Micheal O’ Crualaoi Male M50 428 04:33:27 8064 04:31:32 7980
Eilish Hornibrook Female F40 629 05:11:08 10620 05:10:21 10591
Aileen O’ Shea Female FS 1084 05:39:11 11403 05:38:13 11364

Munster Juvenile EA, Novice & U23 XC Champs 2014, Two Mile Borris, Sun 26-Oct-2014, 2pm Approx

 

The Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U23 Cross Country Championships take place on Sunday 26th of October, 2014. The venue is Two Mile Borris, Tipperary. That’s about five miles short of Urlingford, the traditional half way point on the old Dublin road (R639). The usual  pattern of events at Munster gigs is to start the Juvenile races at 11.30am with the Novice Men (6km) scheduled for around 2pm.

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From the Dunkettle roundabout, take the M8 for Dublin. Exit the Motorway at Junction 6 (Thurles). Take the 3rd exit at the roundabout to cross over the Motorway. Take the 1st exit at next roundabout and proceed to the R639 (Old Dublin Road). Turn left (north) for Urlingford. The venue will be signposted 5M up the road on your R.H.S. From Cork City, it’s a total distance of 75M (120km).

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DMS: 52°40′23.7″N, 7°40′38.9″W
DMM: 52°40.395′N, 7°40.649′W
DDD: 52.673248, -7.677477

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County Intermediate & Novice B success for the BARRS

A strong field of 66 runners on their quest for the Novice B title

For the third Cross Country outing of 2014, competitors at the Castlelyons venue were blessed with unseasonably mild and sunny weather. By the time the Intermediate Men’s race got underway at 12.30pm, Mr. Blueskies was on show in his Sunday best. Instead of worrying about protection layers, the main concern was how to stay cool for an 8km dash around North Cork’s lush pasturelands.

Top ten Intermediate finishers Rory O'Sullivan & Michael Houlihan

A group of 30 runners competed for the County Intermediate title, which was won in style by Michael Harty of East Cork. The BARRS’ Rory O’Sullivan (4th) kept in touch with the leaders for most of the race until Harty pulled away on the final lap. Michael Houlihan (9th) was second man for BARRS followed by David Butler (14th), John O’Sullivan (18th), Stephen Geoghegan (19th) and Gerry Cronin (22nd). Top ten finishes by O’Sullivan and Houlihan and solid performances from the other four ensured the BARRS edged out Mallow and Grange Fermoy for the Silver.

Ian Dorgan pips Denis O'Driscoll to the Novice B title

The Sun took a lunch break during the Juvenile races, but was back in action when the Novice B Men’s race was called at 2.30pm. A strong field of 66 runners lined up for the Novice B. By the time it was over, we’d been witnesses to a seldom observed phenomenon, two BARRS athletes in a dog fight for 1st and 2nd place at a County XC. Ian Dorgan (1st) just managed to outkick Denis O’Driscoll (2nd) meters from the finish line. Strong team performances from David Leonard (22nd), Dave Sheehan (39th) and Eoghan O’Crualaoi (44th) helped the BARRS to edge out Eagle and Leevale to take the Novice B title and the !!GOLD!! medals.

St. Finbarr's A.C. County Novice B winners 2014

Well done to St. Nicholas A.C. and the Cork AAI for a very well organised event. The marquee serving tea, sandwiches and cakes was a great addition and provided welcome shelter from the wind and rain that made a very brief appearance as if to bring the curtain down on the day’s proceedings. The small contingent of BARRS who travelled to North Cork more in hope that expectation had much to savour on the return journey home.

County Intermediate, Juvenile B & Novice B XC Champs 2014, Castlelyons, Co. Cork, Sun 19-Oct-2014, 12pm

The Cork County Intermediate, Juvenile B & Novice B Cross Country Championships take place on Sunday 19th of October, 2014. The venue is Castlelyons in the North-East of the county. There’ll be a sense of déjà vu about this venue as it’s just a few miles short of Conna on the same route to last week’s Masters.  This weekend’s event is organised and hosted by St. Nicholas A.C. and the usual  pattern of events is Intermediate at 12pm followed the Juvenile B races and concluding with the Novice B races around 2pm.

Novice B Men 6000m, Novice B Women 4000m, Intermediate Men 8000m

From the Dunkettle roundabout, take the M8 for Dublin. To avoid tolls, exit the Motorway at Exit 17, Watergrasshill. To avoid Watergrasshill, take the fourth exit at the roundabout to cross over the Motorway. At the second roundabout, take the first exit heading north. At the third roundabout, take the first exit back over the Motorway and continue onto the R639 for Rathcormac. About 1km before Rathcormac, turn right onto the R626. After 500m, take the first left onto the R628 and head east for about 4km.

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 DMS: 52°04′12.8″N, 8°13′15.7″W
DMM: 52°04.213′N, 8°13.262′W
DDD: 52.070215,-8.221035

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County Masters & Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Champs 2014, Conna, Fermoy, Sun 12-Oct-2014, 12pm

A busy day at the Cork County Novice, Conna 2011

The Cork County Masters & Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships take place on Sunday 12th of October, 2014. The venue is Conna in the North-East of the county. It is assumed the location is the same as in previous years. In any event, the venue will be signposted as you approach. The event is organised and hosted by St Catherine’s A.C. and the usual  pattern of events is Masters Women at 12pm followed by Masters Men and concluding with the Juvenile races.

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From the Dunkettle roundabout, take the M8 for Dublin. Exit the Motorway at Exit 17, Watergrasshill (before the Toll Plaza) and head north on the R639 for Rathcormac. About 1km before Rathcormac, turn right onto the R626. Shortly thereafter, take the first left onto the R628 heading east for Conna. The venue will be signposted a few miles on and you’ll be turning off to the right before Conna.

DMS: 52°04′58.5″N, 8°08′38.6″W
DMM: 52°04.976′N, 8°08.643′W
DDD: 52.082931, -8.144046

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County Novice, U23 & Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Champs 2014, Carrigadrohid, Sun 05-Oct-2014, 12pm

Club members and friends at the Munter Novice, Carrigadrohid, 2010

The Cork County Novice, U23 and Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships take place on Sunday 5th of October, 2014. The venue is Carrigadrohid, 8km city side (east) of Macroom, on the R618, Macroom-Coachford road. The event is organised and hosted by West Muskerry A.C. and gets under way with the Novice Women at 12pm followed by the Novice Men at 12.30pm and the Juvenile Even Age races from 1pm.

Novice Women 4000m

Novice Men 6,000m

!!Getting There!!

Race Venue: 51°54′07″N 8°52′19″W
GPS: 51°54.129′N, 8°52.324′W
Google Maps: 51.902156, -8.872072
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Course Map

The Novice is held under AAI rules; therefore participating athletes must be registered club members and wear the club Singlet. Transport will be available leaving the UCC Farm, Curraheen at 10.30am. Please come along and lend your support. We wish the best of luck to all those participating.

History

Carrigadrohid castle (Rock Of The Bridge) stands on a rock in the middle of the Lee adjacent to the bridge which gives the village its name. It was erected in the 15th century by the MacCarthys of Muskerry. It was besieged by Parliamentary (Roundhead) forces after the Battle of Macroom. Bishop MacEgan of Ross was hanged by the reigns of his own horse outside the castle for refusing to surrender to Oliver Cromwell. The poor old MacCarthys were dispossesed and the castle has been in ruins ever since.

Carrigadrohid Castle on the River Lee, Cork

Upcoming Cross Country Events for 2014

As the days shorten and the Road Race calendar concludes, the focus shifts to the upcoming Cross Country season. As per usual, the club intends to field strong teams at all these events. You should note the events, which are of interest to you, and highlight the dates accordingly. The new season opens on October 5th with the County Novice & U23 at Carrigadrohid about 8km city side (east) of Macroom.

John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler, Sun 14-Sep-2014

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6th John Buckley Sports Graded T&F Meeting 2014

The sixth, and final, John Buckley Sports T&F Meeting of 2014 kicks off at the CIT Track on Monday, July 28th, at 7.30pm. Entry is €5 on the night and you can try as many events as you like. This evening’s menu includes a 3000m (7½ laps of the track) test for middle distance runners. The Medley Relays require teams of four individuals. Instead of sharing the load however, two persons will be required to run 200m and the other two will complete 400m and 800m respectively. Medley Relays are a lot of fun for both onlookers and participants.