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

(Open Google Maps and search using any of the above Latitude, Longitude coordinates. You can also set your navigation device using the appropriate LAT,LON format)

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

 (Open Google Maps and search using any of the above Latitude, Longitude coordinates. You can also set your navigation device using the appropriate LAT,LON format)

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
(Open Google Maps and paste these numbers into the search box)

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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Sunday 14th September 2014 @ 10.00am

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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.

5th John Buckley Sports Graded T&F Meeting 2014


The fifth, and penultimate, John Buckley Sports T&F Meeting of 2014 kicks off at the CIT Track on Thursday, July 10th, at 7.30pm. This evening’s menu includes another 1500m test for middle distance runners. On this occasion, the club pays the entry fee and the 1500m will double up as a graded club championship with prizes awarded accordingly.

Cork County Senior T&F Champs, Thu 03-Jul-2014, CIT

The Cork County Senior T&F Championships 2014 take place at the CIT Track on Thursday, July 3rd. The closing date for entries is June 30th. Please text or email your entries to the Competition Secretary.

  • Track & Field Events may be brought forward by 30 minutes
  • Check In at the Start line, or at the Field Event Area, Collect competition numbers at the office (red brick building adjacent to the track).
  • Guests are welcome to participate but must be registered members of AAI
  • Senior athletes are those born in, or before, 1998 (Under 17 & older!)
  • Proof of AAI Registration may be Requested
  • Women 3000m / Men 5000m

4th John Buckley Sports Graded T&F Meeting 2014

The fourth John Buckley Sports T&F Meeting of 2014 kicks off at the CIT Track on Friday, June 27th, at 7.30pm. This is a programme of six graded meetings for Athletes male and female over 16 years on the day of competition; full details are available on the Cork AAI website. These graded meetings are open to athletes of all levels of ability.

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, while the 4×400m Relays should see teams clock up some very impressive mile times. Track events will, if necessary, be divided into separate races to ensure they are suitable for all standards.