Archive for October, 2010

Article on Emma Murphy in the Evening Echo

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

A recent edition of The Evening Echo featured the following article by Noel Spillane on St. Finbarr’s runner Emma Murphy.

NICKNAMED the Fighting Viking on the US collegiate circuit because of her blond hair, Emma Murphy from Kenley Drive off the Model Farm Road has fond memories of her time in California.

She was on a $50,000-a-year tennis scholarship to the University of San Diego, was ranked number one on the college tennis team and won the “best player” in the state two years running.

As she says herself: “We were treated like royalty in America.”

After college she played professionally for a year, travelled around the States earning ranking points and getting into some good tournaments.

“The highlight of my pro career was winning a wild card to play in the $100,000 Acura Classic in San Diego.

“I lost in the first round to the 78th ranked player in the world, 7-5, 7-5 but it was one of the highlights for me to be rubbing shoulders with some of the tennis elite.

“Obviously playing Federation Cup for Ireland was a great experience too, we won our group much to the delight of our captain Gary Cahill.

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Dublin Marathon 2010 – Results

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Well done to another successful St. Finbarr’s contingent in the Dublin Marathon.

AAI National Marathon – Individuals

 15th Cathal O'Connell  2:33:19
 25th John Meade        2:38:30
 64th Robert Patterson  2:49:18
 70th James Curran      2:50:55
 79th Paul Gallagher    2:52:30
 85th Eoin O'Keeffe     2:53:16
110th Paul Downey       2:58:40
160th Dave O'Regan      3:08:40
174th Mary Sweeney      3:11:45
180th Stephen Geoghegan 3:12:22
223rd Margo Dinan       3:20:10
229th Dan Kennedy       3:21:26
276th Brendan O'Neill   3:28:22
284th John Fitzgerald   3:30:28
295th Tom Murray        3:32:32
310th Trevor O'Neill    3:36:15
327th Paul Forde        3:41:36
386th Mary Mulcachy     4:00:42

Team – Senior Men

6th  St. Finbarr's
20th St. Finbarr's
24th St. Finbarr's

Team – Women 40+

3rd St. Finbarr's

M40 Individual

14th Dave O'Regan
40th Paul Forde

M55 Individual

4th Dan Kennedy
6th Brendan O'Neill

W40 Individual

3rd  Margo Dinan
10th Mary Mulcahy

W50 Individual

1st Mary Sweeney

Munster Novice and Senior Cross Country 2010

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Well done to the St. Finbarr’s teams again on another fine cross country performance for the Munster novice and seniors at Carrigadrohid.  The novice women won 1st prize with Emma Murphy and Davina Fenton in 1st and 2nd.  The novice men took 2nd prize.  In the seniors, the St. Finbarr’s women’s team took 2nd prize.  Full results are available for the novices, senior women and senior men.

Cork County Cross Country 2010 – Results

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Well done to the St. Finbarr’s teams in the Cork County Cross Country championships which took place on October 10th.  The men’s novice team took 2nd place with the women’s team taking 4th.  Full results are available here and all master’s category results are here.

Men

1 0:20:33 MARSHALL, Con     St. Finbarrs AC 'A' M35 388 1
2 0:20:35 MEADE, John         St. Finbarrs AC 'A' (Novice) M 635 2
9 0:21:08 CURRAN, James     St. Finbarrs AC 'A' (Novice) M 639 9
13 0:21:35 O'DONOVAN, Cathal     St. Finbarrs AC 'B' (Novice) M 652 13
16 0:21:49 O'CONNELL, Cathal     St. Finbarrs AC 'A' M45 387 16
19 0:22:15 PATTERSON, Robert     St. Finbarrs AC 'A' (Novice) M 638 19
23 0:22:35 O'SULLIVAN, Kieran     St. Finbarrs AC 'A' M35 380 23
24 0:22:37 COLEMAN, Kevin     St. Finbarrs AC 'B' (Novice) M 651 24
26 0:22:40 MCEVOY, Eamonn     St. Finbarrs AC M55 377 26
33 0:22:52 O'GORMAN, Aidan     St. Finbarrs AC 'A' (Novice) M35 641 34
45 0:23:27 O'REGAN, Cormac     St. Finbarrs AC 'B' (Novice) M 649 45
51 0:23:48 MURPHY, Michael     St. Finbarrs AC M50 376 51
53 0:23:53 SCHMIDT, Michael     St. Finbarrs AC 'B' (Novice) 'A' M35 381 53
55 0:23:55 CRONIN, Gerard     St. Finbarrs AC 'A' (Novice) 'A' M40 644 55
59 0:24:04 RAHILLY, Patrick     St. Finbarrs AC 'A' (Novice) M 642 59
63 0:24:11 HICKEY, David     St. Finbarrs AC 'A' (Novice) M 640 63
66 0:24:14 HAYES, Willie     St. Finbarrs AC M50 375 66
74 0:24:45 GEOGHEGAN, Stephen     St. Finbarrs AC 'B' (Novice) M35 647 74
76 0:25:01 RUSSELL, Brian     St. Finbarrs AC 'A' (Novice) M 643 76
87 0:25:43 CREEDON, Neil     St. Finbarrs AC 'A' (Novice) 'A' M 382 87
109 0:28:00 O'CRUALAOI, Micheal    St. Finbarrs AC 'B' M45 399 109
111 0:28:43 O'BRIEN, Tony     St. Finbarrs AC 'B' M45 389 111
116 0:31:12 CROWLEY, John     St. Finbarrs AC 'B' M45 396 116

Women

4 0:11:33 FENTON, Davina     St. Finbarrs AC (Novice) F 316 4
7 0:12:05 DONNELLY, Ann     St. Finbarrs AC F50 370 7
10 0:12:17 SWEENEY, Mary     St. Finbarrs AC F50 369 10
13 0:12:21 DINAN, Margo     St. Finbarrs AC F40 365 13
18 0:12:29 O'CALLAGHAN, Rachel     St. Finbarrs AC F35 317 18
20 0:12:36 COTTER, Gillian     St. Finbarrs AC (Novice) F35 322 20
26 0:13:02 HARTIGAN, Irene     St. Finbarrs AC (Novice) F 325 26
29 0:13:15 VAUGHAN, Valerie     St. Finbarrs AC (Novice) F 320 29
31 0:13:32 POWER, Catherine     St. Finbarrs AC (Novice) F 324 31
32 0:13:33 KEANE, Louise     St. Finbarrs AC (Novice) F 321 32
37 0:14:05 BURTON, Regina     St. Finbarrs AC F45 367 37
40 0:14:35 MURPHY, Mary     St. Finbarrs AC F45 368 40
41 0:14:39 O'CALLAGHAN, Sharyn     St. Finbarrs AC (Novice) F35 318 41
44 0:15:23 LYONS, Marion     St. Finbarrs AC F55 371 44
46 0:15:31 BUCKLEY, Eileen     St. Finbarrs AC F45 366 46
51 0:16:04 FALVEY, Josephine     St. Finbarrs AC (Novice) F 315 51

Thanks to our Race Sponsors

Friday, October 15th, 2010

St. Finbarr’s AC would like to extend our gratitude to all sponsors for the Cork Half Marathon 2010.

  • John Buckley Sports
  • Coca Cola
  • Nashs
  • Micheal O’ Crualaoi
  • Barry and Fitzwilliam
  • Southern Fruits
  • Lidl
  • HSS Hire