Archive for July, 2012

Dublin City Marathon 2012

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Reminder for those doing Dublin Marathon 2012 – entry fee is currently €70 but increases to €80 after 5pm on Tuesday 31 July.

European Union Resident
before 17:00 I.S.T. July 31st 70 Euros
before 17:00 I.S.T. August 31st 80 Euros
before 17:00 I.S.T. October 1st 90 Euros
Rest of World – 90 Euros
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Best of luck with the training!

Morton Games, Santry 25th July, 2012

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Denis Coughlan had a fantastic run in the 800m at the Morton Games on Wednesday when he ran a pb of 1.56.12. Denis was just beaten into second place in the race.

Congrats on a great run Denis!

Run for Barretstown

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Barretstown are looking for people running the Dublin Marathon to raise sponsorship for them. Here is some information they sent on:

Here is a link to information on their website
At Barretstown we help to rebuild the lives of children affected by childhood cancer and their families, through a life changing programme of Therapeutic Recreation, which is entirely free of charge for families; food, accommodation, transport and medical expenses are included.
If you have a few minutes please have a look at our dvd here
You can contact Barretstown at or phone 045 863134.

Carrigtwohill 5k and Donoughmore 7 mile Races

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Cathal O Donovan ran another pb in the Carrigtwohill 5k on Wednesday, 18th July, 2012. On a nice evening Cathal ran 15.33 to finish third in a competitive race held on a testing course. John Meade was 5th while Cathal O Connell was 9th (1st M45) and Rob Patterson was 10th.

In the ladies race Geraldine O Shea was 4th and Michelle Nolan 5th.
There was a large Barr’s contingent on the night and well done to everyone who ran.

In the Donoughmore 7 mile race on Friday 20th July, 2012 John Meade was 2nd and Cathal O Connell 3rd while Michael Morgan was 5th and Dennis Lyons 10th.
In the ladies race Claire McCarthy was the winner in 42.12 with Karina Teahan finishing 3rd and Gillian Cotter 4th.

Well done to everyone who ran.

St. Finbarr’s Cork City Half Marathon 9th September, 2012

Friday, July 20th, 2012

St Finbarr’s AC are pleased to announce that this year’s John Buckley St Finbarr’s AC Cork Half Marathon will take place on Sunday the 9th September 2012. The race will also incorporate the Cork and Munster Half Marathon Championships. The race head quarters will be the Blarney GAA club house, and the race will commence at 11.00.

Entries are now been taken for this event which will be run on a faster, flatter course than last year.
See course and full details under Half Marathon 2012 tab.

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5th John Buckley Sports Graded T&F Meeting 2012

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

The fifth John Buckley Sports Graded T&F Meeting of 2012 takes place on Sunday, July 15th, 2.30pm at the CIT Track. The centre piece of the meeting is the 5000m. For the remainder of the graded league, the action moves from a Friday evening to a Sunday afternoon time slot with an extended schedule of T&F events.

The graded meetings are open to athletes of all levels of ability from any club. Entry is €5.00 on the day and you can do as many events as you like. What about the Relay?

EMC 5k 4th July, 2012

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Cathal O Donovan continued his brilliant recent form with a fantastic performance in this hard 5k. He ran a pb of 15.55 to win well on course with a nice hill that you have to tackle twice. This was Cathal’s 7th win in a row and he seems to be going from strenth to strength. Well done Cathal!
Cathal O Connell was 4th (3rd registered runner) home in his first race since his Cork Marathon performance and he followed this up with a 3rd place in the Corkbeg 4mile race the following evening!

With a large Barr’s contingent running on a warm evening there was a lot of category winners from the Barr’s so congrat’s to all of them and all other Barr’s runners!

Ballinascarthy 10km, Fri 06-July-2012 – POSTPONED

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Please be advised that this Friday nights 10km road race in Ballinascarthy has been postponed due to  flood damage in the village. The organisers aim to reschedule the event for later in the year.