Great day out at the National Masters T&F Champs 2017

Denis Coughlan National T&F Silver medallist in the M/35 800m

The AAI National Masters T&F Championships 2017 took place on Sunday, July 7th last. A small group of seven BARRS athletes made the long trip to Tullamore and enjoyed a very successful day out. Michael Murphy was the star performer with a double Gold in the M/60 800m & 1500m. Martina Kiely was a Silver medallist in the F/35 800m and a Bronze in the 1500m. Denis Coughlan grabbed a Silver in the M/35 800m with a superb sub 2-minute run. Sandra Hickson was a surprise Bronze in the F/35 Shot Putt competing against a very strong field. Club chairman, Eamonn McEvoy completed the medals haul with a Bronze in the M/60 3000m. Donal  Murray put in some creditable performances in the M/40 Shot Putt, 200m & 400m and Enda Kiernan had to contend with a very strong field in the M/40 1500m. A big well done to all!

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2017 Set for a Sell-Out

The 38th Dublin Marathon takes place on Sunday 29-Oct-17. Last year the event sold out before the closing date with 19,500 entries due largely to the move to a Sunday from the historical Bank Holiday Monday. The 2017 Marathon will be capped at 20,000 in anticipation of another sell out. Entries so far are reported to be strong, so people are encouraged to enter early to avoid disappointment.

The Dublin Marathon also incorporates the AAI National Marathon Championships 2017. Entrants to the Dublin Marathon qualify for entry to the National Marathon at no extra cost. This is done through the club, not online. However, you must first enter yourself for the Dublin Marathon online.

Moving swiftly along, the 2017 Marathon coincides with the 350th anniversary of writer Jonathon Swift’s birth and all finishers will receive a commemorative medal to mark the occasion. The race itself will run past St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin where the Dean was once Swift!

Cork Athletics County Road Championships 2017 hosted by St. Nicholas AC, Castlelyons, Fri 17-Mar-2017, 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
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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 Athletics County Masters & Novice B XC Champs, Slieveroe, Riverstick, Co. Cork, Sun 06-Nov-2016, 12pm

The County Masters & Novice B Cross Country Championships 2016 will be held at the Cork AAI’s own Slieveroe, Riverstick venue on Sunday 06th November starting at 12pm. The race order is Masters Women, Masters Men, Novice Women, Novice Men. There’ll be plenty of parking inside the venue.

The venue, on the L2494 Riverstick to Carrigaline road.

From Cork City, go to the Airport roundabout and continue for Kinsale on the R600. Turn left at Riverstick for Carrigaline. From Ballinhassig, head for Fivemilebridge and turn right for Kinsale. The route is usually signposted from Riverstick onwards.  For those comming from the Carrigaline direction, take a right onto the L2494 for Riverstick shortly after leaving Carrigaline.

LAT/LON: 51.776612N, 8.440952W
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Masters Women 4k : Masters Men 7k

Novice-B Women 4k : Novice-B Men 6k

The County Masters & Novice B is held under AAI rules; participating athletes must be registered club members and wear a club Singlet. Transport will be available leaving the UCC Farm, Curraheen at 10.30am. We wish the very best of luck to all our athletes and supporters.

Munster AAI Juvenile EA, Novice & U/23 XC Champs 2016, Ballinahina, Co. Cork, Sun 23-Oct-2016, 11.30am.


The Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 Cross Country Championships 2016 will be held in the Ballinahina area commencing at 11.30am on Sunday 23rd October. The three main routes to the venue will be signposted from Dunnes Stores Ballyvolane, the bottom of Dublin Hill and Carraignavar village. The venue is NOT the same as that of the recent County Novice XC; from Cork City, it’s about 3 miles short of Carrignavar.

There are 12 races on the cards for Sunday starting off with the Juveniles at 11.30am. The Novice Women and the Novice Men are the last events on the program so allow plenty of time for slippage either way! There’s plenty of parking inside the field – no parking on the main road!

The venue, about 3 miles city side of Carrignavar

WOMEN 4,000m : MEN 6,000m

LAT/LON: 51.965290N, 8.468865W
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Course Map

The Munster Novice XC is held under AAI rules; participating athletes must be registered club members and wear a club Singlet. Transport will be available leaving the UCC Farm, Curraheen at 12:15pm. We wish the very best of luck to all our participating club members.

Cork Athletics County Senior, Junior & Juvenile Uneven Age XC Champs, Carrigadrohid, Sun 09-Oct-2016, 12pm

The second weekend of the new season features the County Senior XC, the premier event on the local calendar. Cork clubs will be vying to get their hands on the coveted team and individual titles. The venue is Carrigadrohid, 8km city side (east) of Macroom, on the R618, Macroom-Coachford road. The event is hosted by West Muskerry A.C. and gets under way with the Senior Women at 12pm followed immediately thereafter by the Senior Men. Events conclude with the Junior and Juvenile Uneven Age races.

The venue, midway between Coachford and Macroom on the R618

WOMEN 5,000m : MEN 10,000m

LAT/LON: 51.902156N, 8.872072W
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Course Map

The County Senior XC is held under AAI rules; participating athletes must be registered club members and wear a club Singlet. Transport will be available leaving the UCC Farm, Curraheen at 10am. We wish the very best of luck to all our participating club members.

Cork Athletics County Novice XC Champs 2016 hosted by St. Catherine’s A.C., Conna, Sun 02-Oct-2016, 12pm

The Cork AAI Novice & U23 XC takes place on Sunday 02-Oct-2016 from 12pm. The venue is Aghern, Conna, Co. Cork. This venue is NOT the Hayes’ farm that members will be familiar with from previous years. The event is organised and hosted by St Catherine’s A.C. and gets under way with the Novice Women at 12pm followed immediately thereafter by the Novice Men.

WOMEN 4,000m : MEN 6,000m

LAT/LON: 52.082853N, 8.144487W
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Course Map

From the Dunkettle roundabout, take the M8 for Dublin. To avoid tolls, exit the Motorway at Exit 17, Watergrasshill. Go through the village and head north for Rathcormac on the R639. About 0.5M before Rathcormac, turn right onto the R626. Shortly after, take the first left onto the R628. From here it’s about 5.5M to the crossroads at Aghern. Turn right at the Big Tree pub and the venue is 0.75M up hill on the right.

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!

RACE RESULTS

John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler 2016

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Saturday 10th September 2016 @ 6pm

RACE ROUTE
CORK CITY – BLACKROCK – LOUGH MAHON LOOP

John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler - Route

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RACE HQ – START & FINISH
SHANDON BOAT CLUB, CORK CITY (POST RACE REFRESHMENTS)

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

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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!