Archive for April, 2012

European Duathlon Championships

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Best of luck to Cathal O Donovan who is representing Ireland in the European Duathlon Championships in Holland this weekend. The club made a presentation to Cathal after training last Friday and everyone in the club wishes Cathal well as he represents Ireland for the first time.

John Buckley Sports Graded T&F League 2012

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012


Back in the summer of 2010, senior coach Fergus O’Donovan, with unqualified backing from the Cork AAI, organised a series of open Graded Track & Field Meetings. In 2011, John Buckley Sports came on board with sponsorship and the John Buckley Sports Graded T&F League is now an established summer fixture on the T&F calendar. Together with the County and Munster Championships and the National Leagues, it is hoped that the local Graded League will contribute to a more substantial Track & Field season for Athletes.

As the Mardyke is still under development, the venue for the Graded League of 2012 is the CIT track in Bishopstown. A programme of eight graded meetings is planned for male and female Athletes over 17 years of age on the day of completion (see table below). The Shot, Discus, Hammer and 56lb WD events are limited to athletes over 18 years of age on the day. Track events will if necessary be divided into separate races on the basis of performance, which could involve mixed participation.

All meetings on the 2012 calendar feature a middle distance race of some description or another, so there’s something there to satisfy everybody. You may, of an evening, do as much or as little as you like. The admission charge is €5 per meeting and entries will be accepted on the day. Each athlete will receive a performance certificate and electronic timing will be used.

Forget about the Costas, the crowded airports, the lost luggage, the cancelled flights, the screaming kids, and look forward to a long hot summer of competition and heliolatry on the banks of your own lovely Lee. With the Euros kicking off in Warsaw on June 8th and the Olympics opening in London on July 27th, the summer of 2012 promises to serve up a veritable feast of sporting activities throughout the silly season. To whet the appetite, why not come along and join us for Hors d’oeuvres at CIT on Tuesday 01-May-2012 at 7.30pm. See you there!

Graded T&F League 2012 - Click here

Training weekend postponed.

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Hi All,
We’re going to leave the training weekend until September. Any suggestions for venues and activities still welcome!.

Training Weekend – 28-29 April

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012


We are organising a training weekend in Clonakilty
for 28-29 April (heading down the Friday night).

Cost will be €70 which will cover two nights’
accommodation and dinner on the Saturday night.

Accommodation is self-catering apartments in the
town centre. Each apartment sleeps six. Dinner will be in Richy’s Bistro.

Training details to be finalised however, it will
certainly include some running over the dunes in Inchydoney!. If you have any
suggestions for training please let them be known!.

Please let me know by Saturday 14th April if you will be
joining the fun! – 087 7721100/send me a message on Facebook or see me at

Back at the Farm

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Hi! We are back training at the farm on Friday 6th April at 6pm. The warm up will start promptly at 6! So not a good Friday, a Great Friday!

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