Archive for March, 2012

Big Turnout At The Munster Senior & Novice Roads 2012

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The BARRS turned out in force for the recent Munster Senior & Novice Roads Championships, which took place on the back roads around Ballyanly on Sunday, March 9th last. A total of 37 club members turned up at the Inniscarra GAA grounds to collect their race numbers. This was the biggest club turnout for an AAI event since the County Novice & Masters Cross Country at Conna in 2011. And when you consider that Conna was a combined Masters event, the figure is truely remarkable! 

St. Finbarr's A.C. Novice Ladies - Photo P.J. Walsh

The mass effort by the club was fully rewarded when the Novice Ladies A & B teams came home in first and second place, while the Novice Men were runner’s up. A big well done to all those who participated and a big thanks to Inniscarra GAA and the race organisers for the excellent, and well received, post race refreshments.

Munster Senior & Novice Roads 2012 (Results)

St. Finbarr's A.C. Novice Men - Photo P.J. Walsh

St. Finbarr’s AC on Facebook

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

We are on Facebook! Find our page and like it. Spread the word and tell your friends to like it too! You will get all the updates instantly. The photos from the awards night are up there too.

www.facebook.com/StFinbarrsAC

Annual Dinner and Awards Night 9th March, 2012

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

John Buckley sports sponsored our awards which were presented at the Oriel House Hotel last night. A great night was had by all and the winners were:
Athlete of the Year – Claire McCarthy. Claire was 2nd in the Irish Inter County Cross Country Championship and represented Ireland in the European Cross Country Championship in Slovenia where she was 2nd Irish lady home.
Performance of the Year – Martina Kiely. Martina’s brilliant cross country season which resulted in individual, club and county gold medals culminated in her silver medal performance at the All Ireland Intermediate Cross Country Championship.
Hall of Fame – John Buckley. John won senior cross country championships and represented Ireland at the highest levels on track, road and cross country. He won gold at the World Masters Championships and is a real legend of the club.
Most improved mle Athlete of the Year – Cathal O Donovan. Cathal has been in top form in the last year wining medals for club and county in Munster and All Ireland Cross Country Championships and being picked to represent Ireland in Duathlon.
Most Improved Female Athlete – Karina Teahan and Valerie Vaughan. Both ladies represented their club fantastically well during the Cross Country Season as the won medals galore at County, Munster and All Ireland level.
Club Person of the Year – Gerry Cronin. Gerry works tirelessly as the club registrar ensuring all members are registered with the AAI and entering all of the club teams in every championship event that is on. A member of the committee he truly is an outstanding clubman.

Munster Snr & Novice Roads, Ballyanly, 11-Mar-2012, 1pm

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Inniscarra Community Centre

The Munster Senior & Novice Roads Championships 2012 take place on Sunday 11th March 2012 at 1pm in Inniscarra, Co. Cork. Race H.Q. for the day will be the Inniscarra Community Centre in Ballyanly. The race will take the same route as the traditional Inniscarra 4M Road Race. This is an AAI event, so participants will be required to wear a Club top. Athletes representing Cork will receive their singlets on the day. The first six finishers score in the men’s event and the first four in the women’s.

Blairs Inn Pub - Click to enlarge

From Cork City and its suburbs, head out west on the N22 Carrigrohane (Straight) Road. At the traffic island, turn right following signs for Kanturk R579. Having passed the Anglers Rest Pub take the road straight ahead for Kanturk R579. Follow the road for 4.7M passing through Cloghroe village until you reach Blairs Inn pub on your left hand side. Turn left at Blairs Inn and continue up the hill for 1M mile until you arrive at Inniscarra Community Centre in Ballyanly.

Inniscarra 6.44K Road Race

Inniscarra 6.44K Elevation

The first two thirds of the race feature a substantial climb of about 60m – that hill in Ballycotton last Sunday was less than 20m. The final third is a long, fast descent to the finish. Good luck all!

Annual Dinner 9th March – Training Cancelled

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

As our Annual Dinner is being held in the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig on Friday the 9th March the club training session at CIT track is cancelled that evening. This is to facilitate hair and make up appointments – and I think the ladies need some time to get ready too!

Ballycotton 10, 4th March, 2012

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Well done to everyone who took part and ran so well on a very windy day. The wind on the way out for the first 5 and a bit miles was very strong but plenty of people still ran a very good race and posted very good times. Plenty of people enjoyed a few bevies in the Sextant last night too!

Cathal O Connell was 2nd M45, Eamon McEvoy was 1st M55, Mick Dunne was 2nd M65.
In the ladies Mary Sweeney ran her best ever time in Ballycotton (64.54) to win F50.

Here are the club results:

Place # Name Result
20 3440 Cathal O’CONNELL 54:54:00
44 3240 Rory O’SULLIVAN 57:07:00
54 1728 Robert PATTERSON 58:05:00
60 2759 Michael MORGAN 58:26:00
73 3018 Ken DEVINE 59:05:00
94 2825 Eoin O’KEEFFE 59:54:00
102 1796 Dennis LYONS 01:00:22
107 3379 Eamonn MCEVOY 01:00:33
137 2670 Niall O’HERLIHY 01:02:03
138 1730 Anthony ARCHER 01:02:04
180 48 Michael MURPHY 01:03:36
192 1929 Patrick RAHILLY 01:03:53
200 1347 Eamonn CARROLL 01:04:00
201 1194 Glenn DOLLARD 01:04:01
216 721 Joe KELLEHER 01:04:23
235 286 Eoin FIELD 01:04:45
240 3328 Mary SWEENEY 01:04:57
263 3444 John O’SULLIVAN 01:05:39
270 2170 Der MOLONEY 01:05:49
272 2479 Willie HAYES 01:05:54
275 2598 Karina TEAHAN 01:05:59
281 2638 Valerie VAUGHAN 01:06:12
296 2702 Dave O’REGAN 01:06:30
314 3265 Stephen GEOGHEGAN 01:06:59
319 2588 Paul O’TOOLE 01:07:02
322 3611 Katherine CASHELL 01:07:05
346 2171 Seamus PHELAN 01:07:32
356 1251 Fergal SARGENT 01:07:45
371 1885 Esther MURPHY 01:07:53
375 2669 Steve MCCARTHY 01:07:57
396 2937 Dan KENNEDY 01:08:32
402 2893 Omar EL SHERIF 01:08:38
406 2710 John FITZGERALD 01:08:40
410 945 John SHEPPARD 01:08:42
422 2892 Orla CROSBIE 01:08:56
425 347 Eddie BARRY 01:08:57
484 3222 Anne WOLFE 01:10:14
514 3521 Louise KEANE 01:10:48
516 1865 Martin O’REILLY 01:10:54
534 2162 Trevor O’NEILL 01:11:23
561 1729 Irene HARTIGAN 01:11:52
585 2829 Denise TWOHIG 01:12:17
586 3533 Niamh CRONIN 01:12:18
587 3189 Margo DINAN 01:12:19
618 2921 Gillian COTTER 01:12:58
632 2998 Michael DUNNE 01:13:15
654 2823 Aiden HENRY 01:13:36
695 3126 Paul HARRINGTON 01:14:17
702 944 Jamie GRIFFIN 01:14:29
746 1189 Micheal O’MULLAIN 01:15:11
770 2651 Katie COOKE 01:15:25
795 2894 Paul DUGGAN 01:15:39
860 2705 Irene EIGHAN 01:16:36
919 3378 Rebecca MCEVOY 01:17:25
956 3153 Kenneth SMYTH 01:18:01
973 424 John GATELY 01:18:15
995 930 Ronan MCCARTHY 01:18:27
1003 910 Rodger O’CONNOR 01:18:33
1017 3333 Kathleen KELLY 01:18:41
1156 1831 Colin MCTAGGART 01:20:23
1171 1208 Oisin CARROLL 01:20:35
1304 2405 Sinead O’DONOVAN 01:22:33
1334 3107 Tony COOKE 01:23:03
1336 2820 Siobhan HEALY 01:23:07
1337 1962 John COLEMAN 01:23:08
1338 1608 Finbarr COLEMAN 01:23:08
1346 1023 Kitty BUCKLEY 01:23:20
1351 648 Niamh O’REGAN 01:23:23
1388 2704 Claire O’NEILL 01:23:48
1456 3525 Barbara CURRAN 01:24:42
1480 397 Michelle MANNING 01:25:08
1537 1882 Marion LYONS 01:25:56
1566 550 Amanda STAVROU 01:26:27
1730 2546 Hilary CREEDON 01:29:11
1738 3249 Hazel GRIFFIN 01:29:14
1753 2637 Kate HENNESSY 01:29:28
1765 2644 Anne HICKEY 01:29:42
1873 2010 Denis MANNING 01:31:52
1875 2308 Michael HANRAHAN 01:31:53
1894 2939 Austin MURPHY 01:32:08
1951 2665 Ross TALBOT 01:33:02
1998 2326 Paul O’CONNELL 01:33:47
2044 516 Una BUCKLEY 01:34:45
2065 3063 Rita MCKENNA 01:35:09
2084 2427 Moire O’CONNELL 01:35:25
2158 1667 Daithi MERRICK 01:36:59
2159 1668 Leonie MERRICK 01:36:59
2169 882 Vincent MURRAY 01:37:16
2453 2635 Finn SMALLE 01:46:32
2473 3149 Mary MULCAHY 01:47:10
2479 50 Denis MANNING 01:47:42
2578 303 Mary CASEY 01:59:38

Munster Senior & Novice Road Race March 11th, 2012

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

This event will take place in Inniscarra. It’s a 4 mile race. If you want to represent your club text Gerry Cronin at 086 0226895 by Friday (March 2nd) evening to let him know. You must be a fully paid up member of the club to enter as the club covers the cost of entry.

Ballycotton 10

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Best of luck to everyone competing in Ballycotton on Sunday (4th March). Enjoy it! We will be meeting in the Sextant Bar that night from 8pm on. All the talk will be all about great runs/pb’s/where it all went wrong and that last torturous mile and a half so it promises to be another great Barr’s gathering! Mugs are optional.