John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler 2016 – Results

Our top three finishers at the start line (Photo - Doug Minihane)

St. Finbarr’s A.C. would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported this year’s John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler. Thankfully, the evening of Saturday Sep. 10th, 2016 provided a welcome respite from the weekend’s nasty weather systems and conditions were ideal for running on Leeside.

Freddy KERON (53:45) was our first runner home having endured an intriguing battle with the in-form John MEADE (53:52) of St. Finbarr’s A.C. Despite a Trojan effort from MEADE, KERON held out for a seven second lead at the finish. Michael CORBETT (54:56) of St. Finbarr’s A.C. was third man home just a minute or so  outside the leaders. For the ladies, Jill HODGINS (59:45) ran a great sub-60 minute race, while Joan ENNIS (01:05:44) and Sorcha KEARNEY (01:08:49) were second and third respectively.

We hope you had a pleasant experience at our new H.Q. in the Shandon Boat Club and very much look forward to having you all back again in 2017!


John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler 2016

In association with SuperValu

Hosted by St. Finbarr’s A.C.

Saturday 10th September 2016 @ 6pm


John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler - Route



Race H.Q. 2016 - Shandon Boat Club (Top Left)


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(Incorporating the Cork County 10 Mile Road Championships)

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AAI National Road Relay Champs, 17-Apr-2016, Raheny

The St. Finbarr’s A.C. Relay team of Michael Murphy, Cathal O’Connell and Ken Devine, took the M50 Silver medals at the Athletics Ireland National Road Relay Champs held in Raheny on Sunday, April 12th last. The BARRS trio posted an aggregate time of 20:55 to finish 30 seconds behind hosts Raheny Shamrocks. Michael Murphy ran the first mile in 5:23, the third fastest first leg. Cathal O’Connell ran the two-mile second leg in 10:25, the second fastest two-miler. However Raheny’s Mick Traynor, running a superb 10:14, did the damage, giving Raheny a 22 second margin at the changeover. Finally, Ken Devine ran the anchor mile in 5:07 for an aggregate time of 20:55, to Raheny’s 20:25. Well done the BARRS!

AAI National 10K Champs, Phoenix Park, Sun 10-Apr-2016

The AAI National 10K Champs will be run in conjunction with The SPAR Great Ireland Run 2016 on Sunday 10th April 2016 in The Phoenix Park, Dublin. The AAI National 10K is for club athletes only.  In order to enter online, you must be a registered (paid-up) athlete for 2016 as the system will require a valid AAI registration number. After you’ve entered, please text your “Name” & “AAI 10K” to Gerry at 0860226895.

Enter here

Athletes must wear a club singlet and be over 18 years of age. In team events athletes may score only in the category for which they declare. Team positions will be calculated on the finishing times of each athlete. Championships medals will be awarded to registered athletes only.

County Novice & Masters Road Champs, 17th March 2016

Medals Galore! A fantastic day for the BARRS in the County Road Championships on St. Patrick’s day with an abundance of individual and team prize winners.

In the Women’s Novice, the BARRS took 1st, 2nd and 3rd with Marie Murphy leading home Ali O’Connor and Clodagh McMorrow. Irene Eighan had a great 5th place finish to give the Women a fantastic team Gold.

In the Women’s Masters, Irene Eighan was 2nd at F35, Anne Wolfe 3rd at F40, Margo Dinan 1st at F45, Eileen Buckley 2nd at F50, Kitty Buckley 3rd at F50 and Marion Lyons 1st at F60. In the F35 category, Anne Wolfe led home Denise Twohig, Anne-Marie Healy and Irene Eighan for another Team Gold. Not to be outdone, the F45 Ladies also won Gold with Margo Dinan leading home Eileen Buckley and Kitty Buckley making it a clean sweep for our brilliant Ladies teams.

John Meade, overall Winner of the Men's race. (Photo - Joe Murphy, Eagle)

In the Men’s events, John Meade led everyone home on the day for a fantastic County Championship win. In the Men’s Novice, Mark Cronin had a great 4th place finish leading home Chris Murnane, Padraig Sheehan and Paddy Barry for a fine 3rd place team performance.

In the Men’s Masters, John Meade was 1st at M35, Tony O’Brien 3rd at M55, Eamonn McEvoy 1st at M60 and Dan Kennedy 3rd at M60. In the M35 category, John Meade led home Michael Corbett, Paul Gallagher and John O’Reilly for the 2nd place team Silver. The Men’s M50 team finished in 3rd place with Eamonn McEvoy leading home Tony O Brien and Dan Kennedy.

Full Results

Great individual and team performances by all the BARRS’ athletes. Well done everyone!

Ballycotton 10 Sunday 6th March, 2016

A huge Barr’s contingent rolled into Ballycotton for the annual 10 mile race that is one of the biggest races on the local athletics calendar. Having won a huge amount of category and team prizes in the 5 mile race in Carrigaline just a few weeks previously there was great hope of more prizes to be won and we weren’t let down in terms of both team and individual performances.

John Meade once again led us all home in a fantastic 53.45 and with Rory O Sullivan and Con Marshall backing him up our men’s team was 2nd. Our women’s team went one better in winning the team prize and Karina Teahan led them home in a pb of 64.29 and was joined by Niamh Cronin, also in a pb and Mary Sweeney for the win.

In the category prizes Paul Duggan was 1st M45, Cathal O Connell was 2nd M50 and Eamonn McEvoy was 1st M60.

In the ladies Karina Teahan was 2nd F35 and Mary Sweeney was 1st F55 in a new course record for that category!

Here are the times for all Barr’s runners. These are clock times and not chip times.

John Meade 53:45:00
Rory O’Sullivan 54:15:00
Cornelius Marshall 54:53:00
Mark Cronin 55:29:00
Cathal O’Connell 55:29:00
Alex O’Shea 56:30:00
Michael Corbett 57:19:00
Michael Houlihan 57:22:00
Paul Duggan 57:44:00
Christopher Murnane 58:31:00
Paul Gallagher 58:32:00
Martin Curtin 59:25:00
Garrett Casey 59:36:00
John Tupper 01:00:13
Conor Teahan 01:00:21
David Butler 01:00:57
Fergus Wall 01:01:50
Fergal Sargent 01:01:53
Brian Mullins 01:02:02
Padraig Sheehan 01:02:09
Stephen Geoghegan 01:02:14
Eamonn McEvoy 01:02:34
Eoin Field 01:02:49
Paul Penney 01:02:59
Patrick Barry 01:03:41
Martin O’Reilly 01:04:16
Karina Teahan 01:04:29
Niamh Cronin 01:06:00
Mary Sweeney 01:06:38
Willie Hayes 01:07:38
Orla Crosbie 01:08:00
Conor McCarthy 01:08:02
Dave Sheehan 01:08:14
Anne Wolfe 01:09:07
Irene Eighan 01:10:48
Jamie Griffin 01:10:54
Michelle Nolan 01:13:13
Gilian Cotter 01:13:17
Dan Kennedy 01:13:24
Eamonn Carroll 01:13:56
Oisin Carroll 01:14:00
Micheal O’Crualaoi 01:15:46
Rebecca McEvoy 01:16:39
Paul Dinan 01:16:51
Margo Dinan 01:17:11
Dave O’Regan 01:17:11
Lorraine O’Sullivan 01:17:21
Eddie Barry 01:17:30
Dave O’Leary 01:17:43
Michelle Manning 01:17:49
Ann Donnelly 01:18:26
Siobhan Healy 01:19:07
Michael Dunne 01:19:28
Katherine Cashell 01:19:48
Ailise McNulty 01:21:09
Donncha Casey 01:21:43
Kathy Bradford 01:23:29
Aaron Buckley 01:24:16
Kitty Harrington-Buckley 01:25:25
Marion Lyons 01:26:57
Eileen Buckley 01:28:23
Kenneth Smyth 01:28:51
Connor Mitchell 01:29:26
Mary Mulcahy 01:29:46
Murty O’Sullivan 01:31:14
Austin Murphy 01:32:46
Sinéad Gallagher 01:35:50
Aine Twomey 01:37:00
Gillian O’Brien 01:38:46
Cora Regan 01:39:48
Kelly O’Connell 01:42:37
Colette Daly 01:44:39
Finbarr Coleman 01:47:42

Cork Athletics County Road Championships 2016 hosted by St. Nicholas AC, Castlelyons, Thu 17-Mar-2016, 10am

Castlelyons Community Centre

Race HQ will be the Community Centre, Main Street, Castlelyons, adjacent to the GAA pitch. Parking for the event will be close to the start line – please follow directions of St Nicholas AC’s stewards. Changing rooms and showers will be available to Men and Women at the rear of the Community Centre and will be signposted from the front door.  Refreshments will be available at the Community Centre after the races.

WOMEN 4M (10am) : MEN 4M (10:15am)

LAT/LON: 52.088327N, 8.233458W
(Paste LAT/LON coordinates into Google Maps search. You can also set them to your navigation device)

Course Map

From Dunkettle, take the M8 for Dublin. To avoid tolls, exit the M8 at Exit 17, Watergrasshill. To avoid Watergrasshill, take the fourth exit at the roundabout to cross over the M8. At the second roundabout, take the first exit north. At the third roundabout, take the first exit back over the M8 and continue onto the R639 into Rathcormac. Turn right at the The Rathcormac Inn, continue for 4km and turn left for Castlelyons.

Cork AAI 2016 County Novice & Masters Roads Champs, Castlelyons, Co. Cork, Thu 17-Mar-2016, 10am

Club members enjoy a successful day out at the Midleton Park Hotel, 17-Mar-2015

The Cork AAI 2016 County Road Championships will take place in Castlelyons, North Cork, at 10am, on Thursday March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day). The event will be organised and hosted by St. Nicholas A.C. and your race H.Q. for the day will be the Castlelyons Community Hall.

This event is open to Novice and Masters Men & Women. Masters categories start at O/35 (on the day of competition) and continue upwards in 5 year blocks.  There are team categories at O/35 and O/50. An athlete can downgrade for team purposes; e.g. a 56 year old individual competing at O/55 can declare on an O/35 team (but cannot also score on another team).

The Novice & Masters races will be run together. The distance is 4 Miles for both Men and Women. The Ladies will start at 10am sharp followed by the men around 10:20am. This is a Championship race and competing athletes must wear a club singlet and be registered (paid-up) members for 2016. The same event last year in Midleton drew almost 50 club entries and we’re expecting an equally big  turnout this year.

Munster Intermediate, Junior XC & Juvenile Inter-County Relays, Enniskeane, West Cork, Sun 07-Feb-2016, 12pm

A lot of water’s flowed under the bridge since we gathered at the bhFear for the County Novice on the first Sunday back in October 2015. Even more of the stuff passed over the bridge, through fields, through outhouses, into barns, into cellars and into people’s living rooms. Boy, that Santa Claus idiot really screwed up this year! How could anybody possibly misconstrue Nollaig Sionainne for Nollaig Shona?  Well, for those of you who’ve managed to keep your heads above water, this weekend sees the Munster AAI bandwagon roll into the heart of West Cork for the Muster Intermediate XC, the last throw of the dice for the 2015 XC season, one last opportunity to muddy the waters as they say.

This event is organised and hosted by Doheny Athletic Club. Changing facilities will be available at the local GAA club. The Munster Juvenile Inter-County Relays will start at 12 noon followed by the Juniors  with the Intermediate Women and Men bringing up the rear.

WOMEN 5,000m : MEN 8,000m

LAT/LON: 51.744490N, 8.954139W
(Paste LAT/LON coordinates into Google Maps search. You can also set them to your navigation device)

Course Map

Well, the gun’s off for Election 2016 and the Pols are about to embark on their own Cross Country odyssey. Now, here’s a novel idea for expanding the economy, try selling snow to the Eskimos! You may very well laugh at the idea, but the people who matter reckon it couldn’t be any harder than selling water to us.

Dungarvan 10 Sunday 31st January, 2016

A sizeable contingent of 37 Barr’s runners went to Dungarvan on Sunday for the first major 10 miler of the year. Some great performances were produced on a tough day with a very strong wind and some tough drags at different stages.

Michael Morgan led us all home with an excellent 6th place finish in a pb of 55 minutes flat. The men’s team were 2nd in the Club prize while the ladies team of Karina Teahan, Niamh Cronin and Mary Sweeney were 1st in the John Treacy Club Challenge! Karina was also 1st F35 and Mary was 1st F55. Paul Duggan was 2nd M45. We had 9 runners under 60 minutes and a further 18 who broke 70 minutes.

Here are the full results for the Barr’s

Lastname Firstname Category Time
MORGAN Michael O/40 00:55:00
O KEEFFE Eoin Senior 00:56:57
DUGGAN Paul O/45 00:58:47
MURNANE Christopher Senior 00:58:54
CORBETT Michael Senior 00:59:04
HOULIHAN Michael Senior 00:59:11
LYONS Dennis Senior 00:59:19
TEAHAN CONOR Senior 00:59:44
CURTIN Martin Senior 00:59:48
CASEY Garrett O/40 01:01:05
KELLEHER Joe O/40 01:02:37
BUTLER David Senior 01:02:59
MULLINS Brian Senior 01:03:20
TUPPER John Senior 01:03:27
DOLLARD Glenn Senior 01:03:49
SARGENT Fergal Senior 01:04:37
TEAHAN Karina O/35 01:05:00
NUDDS Graham Senior 01:05:01
FIELD Eoin O/40 01:05:38
NICHOL Jason Senior 01:05:45
O’REILLY Martin O/40 01:06:09
CRONIN Niamh O/35 01:06:13
GOULD Denis Senior 01:07:22
O’CONNELL Shane Senior 01:07:43
HAYES Willie O/55 01:08:45
O’TOOLE Paul O/50 01:08:55
SWEENEY Mary O/55 01:09:39
O’SULLIVAN Conor Senior 01:13:39
HARRINGTON Paul Senior 01:13:42
TWOMEY Niall Senior 01:14:19
O’REGAN Dave O/45 01:15:03
MCNULTY Ailíse O/35 01:17:51
DUNNE Michael O/65 01:19:09
MANNING Michelle Senior 01:20:11
MURPHY Mary O/50 01:21:46
CORBETT Michael Senior 01:25:32

Well done to all who ran!