Archive for December, 2011

Happy New Year

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

The Barr’s would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and all the best for 2012! May all you pb dreams come true!

All Ireland Novice Cross Country 11th December 2011

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

In a fantastic performance Martina Kiely was third in the All Ireland Novice Cross Country Championship. In a close fought race Martina was in contention all the way and although edged out of the silver medal position she held on to the bronze. She won a silver however when it was confirmed that our ladies team had come second! With Karina Teahan finishing an excellent 10th, Valerie Vaughan, Louise Keane, Gillian Cotter, Orla Crosbie, Barbara Curran, Una Kennedy and Cait Mehigan all ran very strongly to earn a great All Ireland silver medal. Well done everyone!!

In a mens race that was highly competitive and had a huge field our mens team finished 10th and Cathal O Donovan and Allen Whitaker both scored for the Cork team that won silver. We had 12 men competing on the day which is a huge number. Well done to all of you who ran so well on the day!

Eamon McEvoy

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

We would like to wish all the best to Eamon McEvoy who is retiring from his Assistant Principal position in Little Island National School. Eamon is a long standing member of the club and is the current Irish M60 5000m champion. A top runner we hope that this will result in him going even faster with all the extra training he will get in!!

Cork County Intermediate Cross Country Champions!!!!

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Congrats to our men’s and women’s teams who both won the County Intermediate Cross Country Championships today.

In cold and wet conditions Allen Whitaker continued his fantastic cross country season with a hard fought win. Allen won by 5 seconds in the end. Paul Gallagher was third man home and in a fantastic team performance Rory O Sullivan was 4th and Rob Patterson 6th. Eoin O Keeffe was 8th, Cathal Kelly 9th, Daniel Stiegler 12th, Colin Condon 19th, Gerry Cronin 20th and Martin O Reilly 26th so a fantastic all round team performance. Well done everyone!

Our ladies team repeated their county novice feat with a 1,2,3! Martina Kiely, who has had a brilliant cross country season, led them home yet again with Karina Teahan 2nd and Louise Keane 3rd. Gillian Cotter was 5th and Cait Mehigan 21st in another brilliant team performance. Well done to everyone!

County Intermediate Cross Country Championship Teams

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

The teams for the Intermediate Cross Country Championships on Sunday are as follows:

Men: Paul Gallagher, Denis Coughlan, Rory O’Sullivan, Glenn Dollard, Colin Condon, Eoin O’Keeffe, Michael Houlihan, Allen Whitaker, Michael Morgan, Martin O’Reilly, Cathal Kelly, Daniel Stiegler, Gerard Cronin
Women: Karina Teahan, Louise Keane, Cait Mehigan, Gillian Cotter, Una Kennedy, Barbra Curran, Catherine Power, Orla Crosbie

Best of luck everyone!

Claire McCarthy to represent Ireland in European Championships!!!!!

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

After her fantastic performance in the Inter County Cross Country Championships Claire McCarthy has been selected for the Irish team to compete in the European Cross Country Championships. These will take place on the 11th December in Velenje, Slovenia. Congratulations and best of luck to Claire who well deserves this honour for all the hard work she has put in, especially since returning to training after having her third child.