The Celtic Cross Hotel, Rosscarbery will be our base for this year’s club training weekend on Sat 29/30th August 2015. B&B and an Evening Meal will cost €65 per person sharing with the use of hotel facilities. There are still some places available, so if you are interested please call or text Ailíse ASAP at 0860226850.
This year’s club training sessions and workshops will be hosted by Dave Matthews, a two-time Olympian and current Irish 800m record holder. The Kildare man is the designated Athletics Ireland coach for the Cork region and the current fitness coach and training adviser to the Cork County senior hurling squad.
We’ll be checking into the Celtic Cross Hotel between 2.30pm and 3pm on the Saturday. At 3.30pm there’ll be a training session at the Long Strand, Owenahincha Beach and in Castlefreke Woods. We’ll return to the hotel for a 5 – 7 pm workshop with Dave Matthews. There’ll be plenty of time to freshen up before gathering for the evening meal at 8pm. On the Sunday morning, there’ll be another training session from 9 – 10.15am, breakfast at 10.30am and checkout at 12.30am. We look forward to seeing you all at the Celtic Cross Hotel on the 29th.
Rosscarbery is a sleepy town on a shallow estuary, which opens onto Rosscarbery Bay. It’s a popular summertime tourist destination with proximity to at least three fine beaches. The nearest, “Warren Beach”, is only a mile from the village. A couple of miles down the road is the fine “Owenahincha” beach backing onto a network of sand dunes. Just up the road from “Owenahincha” is “Castlefreke Woods” with some excellent terrain for trail running. And with the schools due to open after the long !!Summer!! break, we can almost guarantee you a sunshine weekend.
With just over two months to go to the first big Cross Country event of the season – County Novice – here’s a full schedule of XC events for 2015. So, clear the decks and circle those calendars well in advance. Venues to be confirmed at a later date.
Congrats to all who took part in both the Marathon and Half Marathon in very difficult wet and windy conditions. Still, it was better than the heatwaves of previous years! Despite the conditions there were some fantastic performances recorded in both events with pb’s aplenty.
In the Marathon Alex O’Shea, not long after wining the little known Blackrock Marathon, was 9th overall and was 1st M40 with Joe Cunningham 3rd M40. Geraldine O Shea was 1st F45 and Mary Sweeney was 2nd F50.
In the Half Marathon John Meade was 5th overall and 1st M35, Mark Cronin was 9th overall and Dan Kennedy was 3rd M60. Niamh Cronin was 5th overall and 2nd F35, Anne Wolfe was 2nd F40 and Marion Lyons was 1st F60. Brilliant performances!
Alex O’ Shea 02:36:36
Alan Lehane 02:41:52
Rory O Sullivan 02:43:55
Joe Cunningham 02:45:39
James Slowey 02:52:46
Niall O’Herlihy 02:56:00
Glenn Dollard 02:58:16
Eoin Field 02:58:22
Padraig Sheehan 02:58:25
Denis Gould 03:07:51
Gerard Cronin 03:11:21
Mary Sweeney 03:17:51
Martin Harte 03:19:09
Geraldine O’Shea 03:20:05
Conor Mc Carthy 03:23:44
Paul Griffin 03:24:42
Rose Magner 03:32:32
Martin O’Donoghue 03:39:37
Tim McCarthy 03:40:57
Rodge O’Connor 03:52:05
Mary Mulcahy 03:52:14
Donncha Casey 03:52:36
John Meade 01:11:10
Mark CRONIN 01:15:28
Chris Murnane 01:20:56
Garrett CASEY 01:22:39
Brian MURPHY 01:23:35
Fergal Sargent 01:24:32
David BUTLER 01:24:45
Gary OSULLIVAN 01:25:06
Niamh Cronin 01:29:15
Shane OCONNELL 01:29:16
Anne WOLFE 01:32:51
Martin OREILLY 01:34:33
Thomas DARCY 01:34:39
Damien HAYES 01:34:57
Graham Nudds 01:35:27
Dan KENNEDY 01:40:59
Dave OREGAN 01:41:33
Edward BARRY 01:42:57
Lorraine OSULLIVAN 01:43:49
Jonathan HILLIARD 01:43:57
Mai OLEARY 01:46:15
Jamie GRIFFIN 01:46:48
Kitty HARRINGTON-BUCKLEY 01:51:58
Marion LYONS 01:54:45
Anita MURPHY 01:55:00
Julie DEANE 01:56:07
Barry Coleman 01:58:48
Cait MEHIGAN 02:00:25
Aine TWOMEY 02:08:02
Gillian OBRIEN 02:08:03
Eilish HORNIBROOK 02:08:31
Colette DALY 02:12:23
Cora REGAN 02:12:28
The Munster AAI 2015 Novice, Senior & Masters 4 Mile Road Championships take place in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, at 1pm, on Sunday, March 29th next. The event is organised and hosted by Kilmallock AC, on behalf of Munster Athletics.
Race H.Q. for the day is the Deebert House Hotel, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. Take the N20 north to Charleville. As you exit Charleville, take the R515 east (turn right) for Kilmallock. This is a four mile road race with the ladies up first. The starting point is on the Railway Road about a half mile from the Hotel, so you’ll need to allow time to jog out there. The race finishes very close to the Hotel.
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A brilliant turnout and fantastic performances all round by the Barr’s today!
The Novice women’s team are County Champions! With Denise Twohig leading the team home with a brilliant 3rd place finish the ladies packed well with Niamh Cronin, Anne Wolfe and Irene Eighan all scoring to bring the title home.
The women also brought home the O35 team title and were second in the O50 team! Denise Twohig again lead the ladies home with an individual silver medal performance. She was also 2nd F40 while Niamh Cronin was 1st F35 and Irene Eighan was 3rd F35. Mary Sweeney lead the O50’s team home with a Gold medal in the individual O50’s and Marion Lyons was first F60! Great performances by them and all the other Barr’s ladies who performed so well today.
In the men’s Novice event Rory O Sullivan was 3rd man home and lead the team to silver. Michael Corbett, Mark Cronin and Joe Cunningham all scored for a great team performance!
John Meade is the Masters Champion after a fantastic run and Rory O Sullivan picked up another bronze in this event. Michael Corbett and Joe Cunningham also scored for an O35 team Gold! Joe was 2nd M40 while Dan Kennedy was 2nd M60. Again these were great performances along with all the other Barr’s men so congrats everyone!
Midleton A.C. will host the County Novice & Masters Road Race Champs 2015 on Tuesday (St. Patrick’s Day) in Midleton. The distance for all events is 4 miles. The Novice & Masters will be run together. The Ladies will start at 11am sharp with the men following 20 minutes later at 11:20am. This is a Championship race and the rules dictate that you must wear a club singlet. Race H.Q. will be the Midleton Park Hotel, Old Cork Road, Midleton. You can collect your race number in the main room (Jameson Suite) between 10am and 10:30am. Please allow enough time to get to the start line which is about one mile from the hotel. The route taken is the same as that of the annual Midleton A.C. Joe Hourigan 5 Mile Road Race starting at mile one.
Members can travel directly to Midleton, or meet up at the UCC Farm, at 09:45. If you can’t make it out to the Farm, text Gerry and we’ll try to arrange a pick up point somewhere within the city. Please note that the club training session on Monday evening (March 16th) has been cancelled. Wishing the very best of luck to all the BARRS Men and Ladies, who have been entered for this event.
A fantastic day in Ballycotton saw 70 finishers from the Barr’s with great performances and pb’s aplenty! Leading the Barr’s home was Rory O Sullivan in a great time of 53.47 with John Meade closely behind in 54.10. Michael Corbett completed the men’s team that finished third. Individually Ann-Marie Holland was 6th woman home and was 1st F40. Margo Dinan was 1st F45, Mary Sweeney was 2nd F50 and Marion Lyons was 2nd F60. In the men’s Cathal O Connell was 1st and Ken Devine 3rd in M50 and Dan Kennedy was 3rd M60. Great performances by them and everyone else that finished!
Place Name Cat Chip Time
16 Rory O’Sullivan M (53:47) 53:47:00
20 John Meade M (54:10) 54:11:00
35 Michael Corbett M (56:30) 56:31:00
40 Cathal O’Connell M50 (57:09) 57:11:00
43 Alex O’Shea M40 (57:15) 57:15:00
48 Michael Houlihan M (57:31) 57:33:00
58 Ken Devine M50 (57:49) 57:51:00
103 Eoin Field M40 (1:00:36) 01:00:43
108 Garrett Casey M40 (1:00:43) 01:00:51
117 David Butler M (1:01:02) 01:01:05
157 Ann-Marie Holland F40 (1:02:34) 01:02:38
178 Fergal Sargent M (1:03:29) 01:03:35
200 Glenn Dollard M (1:04:02) 01:04:11
212 Ruairi O’Mahony M (1:04:29) 01:04:30
216 Stephen Geoghegan M40 (1:04:37) 01:04:39
228 Paul Penney M (1:04:45) 01:04:55
244 Anthony Archer M50 (1:05:11) 01:05:14
275 Margo Dinan F45 (1:06:02) 01:06:12
277 Niamh Cronin F35 (1:06:04) 01:06:15
290 Loic Garel M (1:06:19) 01:06:41
303 Denise Twohig F40 (1:06:51) 01:07:00
306 Anne Wolfe F40 (1:06:51) 01:07:03
353 Mary Sweeney F50 (1:08:09) 01:08:11
354 Alan Noonan M (1:08:09) 01:08:16
387 Tim Crowley M (1:08:17) 01:09:00
469 Conor McCarthy M (1:09:55) 01:10:30
491 Willie Hayes M55 (1:10:48) 01:10:54
502 Thomas Darcy M (1:10:15) 01:11:13
566 Dave Sheehan M (1:11:24) 01:12:22
569 Dan Kennedy M60 (1:12:23) 01:12:27
626 Irene Eighan F35 (1:12:36) 01:13:19
647 Martin Curtin M (1:12:35) 01:13:44
657 John Coleman M45 (1:13:13) 01:14:00
699 Declan Nestor M45 (1:13:43) 01:14:40
776 Paul Griffin M (1:14:57) 01:15:44
806 Eoghan O’Crualaoi M (1:15:31) 01:16:14
849 Micheal O’Crualaoi M50 (1:16:10) 01:16:55
860 Dave O’Regan M45 (1:16:39) 01:17:01
862 Joe Kelleher M40 (1:16:41) 01:17:03
869 Eddie Barry M60 (1:16:18) 01:17:07
893 Graham Nudds M (1:16:16) 01:17:25
900 Oisin Carroll M (1:15:16) 01:17:31
928 Orla Crosbie F45 (1:16:33) 01:17:52
929 Gillian Cotter F40 (1:16:34) 01:17:53
976 Kenneth Smyth M55 (1:17:55) 01:18:38
983 Michael Power M55 (1:17:51) 01:18:43
987 Eamonn Carroll M50 (1:16:31) 01:18:45
999 Siobhan Healy F35 (1:18:10) 01:18:54
1003 Donncha Casey M55 (1:18:09) 01:18:57
1040 John Whelan M (1:17:58) 01:19:22
1075 Mary Mulcahy F50 (1:18:10) 01:19:47
1158 Kitty Harrington-Buckley F50 (1:20:11) 01:20:49
1185 Catriona Santry F (1:20:26) 01:21:07
1214 Lorraine O’Sullivan F35 (1:20:52) 01:21:38
1261 Pat Carey M (1:19:20) 01:22:16
1261 Michelle Manning F (1:19:19) 01:22:16
1344 Michelle Nolan F40 (1:22:49) 01:23:15
1351 Sharon Holland F40 (1:21:43) 01:23:20
1437 Barry Coleman M (1:23:30) 01:24:53
1469 Derek Walshe M40 (1:23:42) 01:25:19
1613 Marion Lyons F60 (1:27:10) 01:27:15
1727 Evelyn O’Shea F (1:28:06) 01:28:54
1811 Cait Mehigan F35 (1:28:54) 01:30:05
1829 Edel O’Leary F (1:28:09) 01:30:17
1942 Kelly O’Connell F (1:28:51) 01:31:53
1943 Aidan O’Connell M55 (1:30:30) 01:31:53
2130 Aidan O’Gorman M40 (1:32:26) 01:34:36
2170 Noreen O’Leary F45 (1:33:49) 01:35:26
2328 Austin Murphy M65 (1:37:16) 01:38:35
2459 Aileen O’Shea F35 (1:41:16) 01:42:54
These are the finishers listed as being in the Barr’s.
The annual club awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 28th February at the Imperial Hotel. Tickets are €35 each and include a 3 course meal. All are welcome!
Tickets are available at the Wednesday and Friday track sessions. If you want to attend but cannot make these sessions contact Rebecca McEvoy at 087 7525862.
The GloHealth (National) Intermediate, Masters & Juvenile ’B’ XC Championships of 2015 take place at the Palace Grounds, Tuam, Co.Galway on Sunday 08th of February next. The day’s proceedings kick off with the Juvenile races at 11.30am with the first of the adult races commencing around 1pm. The BARRS’ ladies intermediate team won Silver medals at the 2014 event in Dunboyne, Co. Meath. The Cork County Athletics Board has kindly put on a BUS for TUAM, which will depart from Patrick’s Quay (at the rear of the Metropole Hotel), at 07:45am SHARP. Be on time to secure a good seat!
With the Six Nations on the Horizon, this is an ideal opportunity to see just how low-lying those fields of Athenry really are. Sunday’s forecast is for high pressure over Ireland, which should provide for good running and good scenery. Nevertheless, it will doubtless be on the cold side, so be sure to pack enough gear. You don’t want the order of Malta wrapping you up in tin foil after the race. Give yourself plenty of options!
Some great performances on Sunday as 29 runners from the Barr’s completed the Dungarvan 10. John Meade was 10th in a high quality field and Ann Marie Holand was 2nd lady home.
Joe Cunningham and Ken Devine were both 3rd in M40 and M50 respectively. In the ladies Niamh Cronin was 3rd F35, Mary Sweeney was 2nd F50 while Margo Dinan and Orla Crosbie were 1st and 3rd in F45. Well done to all who ran!
Place NO. Surname Name CAT TIME PACE
10 2074 Meade John M SNR 0:53:53 0:05:23
17 1241 Morgan Michael M SNR 0:55:46 0:05:35
21 2067 Cunningham Joe M O/40 0:57:06 0:05:43
35 816 Houlihan Michael M SNR 0:58:40 0:05:52
37 442 Devine Ken M O/50 0:58:43 0:05:52
45 468 Dorgan Ian M O/40 0:59:11 0:05:55
55 1547 O Sullivan John M SNR 0:59:31 0:05:57
59 381 Curtin Martin M SNR 0:59:41 0:05:58
76 156 Butler David M SNR 1:00:56 0:06:06
78 1910 Teahan Conor M SNR 1:01:10 0:06:07
81 564 Field Eoin M O/40 1:01:15 0:06:07
88 500 Duggan Paul M O/45 1:01:45 0:06:10
89 806 Holland Ann Marie F O/40 1:01:50 0:06:11
131 1297 Murphy Neil M SNR 1:03:37 0:06:22
204 1371 Noonan Alan M SNR 1:05:34 0:06:33
237 448 Dinan Margo F O/45 1:06:44 0:06:40
250 342 Crosbie Orla F O/45 1:07:02 0:06:42
267 2029 Wolfe Anne F O/40 1:07:40 0:06:46
308 679 Gould Denis M SNR 1:08:59 0:06:54
331 1626 O’Reilly John M SNR 1:09:21 0:06:56
332 1903 Sweeney Mary F O/50 1:09:22 0:06:56
465 1538 O Shea Geraldine F O/45 1:12:47 0:07:17
472 1513 O MULLAIN MICHEAL M O/40 1:12:56 0:07:18
643 1364 Nolan Michelle F O/40 1:16:34 0:07:39
703 244 Coleman John M O/45 1:18:02 0:07:48
920 1258 MULCAHY MARY F O/50 1:22:48 0:08:17
1053 1277 Murphy Mary F O/50 1:26:22 0:08:38
1203 1142 McCarthy Eoin M SNR 1:30:13 0:09:01
1213 1269 MULLINS CLAIRE F O/35 1:30:31 0:09:03