Archive for 2016

Cork Athletics County Masters & Novice B XC Champs, Slieveroe, Riverstick, Co. Cork, Sun 06-Nov-2016, 12pm

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

The County Masters & Novice B Cross Country Championships 2016 will be held at the Cork AAI’s own Slieveroe, Riverstick venue on Sunday 06th November starting at 12pm. The race order is Masters Women, Masters Men, Novice Women, Novice Men. There’ll be plenty of parking inside the venue.

The venue, on the L2494 Riverstick to Carrigaline road.

From Cork City, go to the Airport roundabout and continue for Kinsale on the R600. Turn left at Riverstick for Carrigaline. From Ballinhassig, head for Fivemilebridge and turn right for Kinsale. The route is usually signposted from Riverstick onwards.  For those comming from the Carrigaline direction, take a right onto the L2494 for Riverstick shortly after leaving Carrigaline.

LAT/LON: 51.776612N, 8.440952W
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Masters Women 4k : Masters Men 7k

Novice-B Women 4k : Novice-B Men 6k

The County Masters & Novice B is held under AAI rules; participating athletes must be registered club members and wear a club Singlet. Transport will be available leaving the UCC Farm, Curraheen at 10.30am. We wish the very best of luck to all our athletes and supporters.

Munster AAI Juvenile EA, Novice & U/23 XC Champs 2016, Ballinahina, Co. Cork, Sun 23-Oct-2016, 11.30am.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

The Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 Cross Country Championships 2016 will be held in the Ballinahina area commencing at 11.30am on Sunday 23rd October. The three main routes to the venue will be signposted from Dunnes Stores Ballyvolane, the bottom of Dublin Hill and Carraignavar village. The venue is NOT the same as that of the recent County Novice XC; from Cork City, it’s about 3 miles short of Carrignavar.

There are 12 races on the cards for Sunday starting off with the Juveniles at 11.30am. The Novice Women and the Novice Men are the last events on the program so allow plenty of time for slippage either way! There’s plenty of parking inside the field – no parking on the main road!

The venue, about 3 miles city side of Carrignavar

WOMEN 4,000m : MEN 6,000m

LAT/LON: 51.965290N, 8.468865W
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Course Map

The Munster Novice XC is held under AAI rules; participating athletes must be registered club members and wear a club Singlet. Transport will be available leaving the UCC Farm, Curraheen at 12:15pm. We wish the very best of luck to all our participating club members.

Cork Athletics County Senior, Junior & Juvenile Uneven Age XC Champs, Carrigadrohid, Sun 09-Oct-2016, 12pm

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

The second weekend of the new season features the County Senior XC, the premier event on the local calendar. Cork clubs will be vying to get their hands on the coveted team and individual titles. The venue is Carrigadrohid, 8km city side (east) of Macroom, on the R618, Macroom-Coachford road. The event is hosted by West Muskerry A.C. and gets under way with the Senior Women at 12pm followed immediately thereafter by the Senior Men. Events conclude with the Junior and Juvenile Uneven Age races.

The venue, midway between Coachford and Macroom on the R618

WOMEN 5,000m : MEN 10,000m

LAT/LON: 51.902156N, 8.872072W
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Course Map

The County Senior XC is held under AAI rules; participating athletes must be registered club members and wear a club Singlet. Transport will be available leaving the UCC Farm, Curraheen at 10am. We wish the very best of luck to all our participating club members.

Cork Athletics County Novice XC Champs 2016 hosted by St. Catherine’s A.C., Conna, Sun 02-Oct-2016, 12pm

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

The Cork AAI Novice & U23 XC takes place on Sunday 02-Oct-2016 from 12pm. The venue is Aghern, Conna, Co. Cork. This venue is NOT the Hayes’ farm that members will be familiar with from previous years. The event is organised and hosted by St Catherine’s A.C. and gets under way with the Novice Women at 12pm followed immediately thereafter by the Novice Men.

WOMEN 4,000m : MEN 6,000m

LAT/LON: 52.082853N, 8.144487W
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Course Map

From the Dunkettle roundabout, take the M8 for Dublin. To avoid tolls, exit the Motorway at Exit 17, Watergrasshill. Go through the village and head north for Rathcormac on the R639. About 0.5M before Rathcormac, turn right onto the R626. Shortly after, take the first left onto the R628. From here it’s about 5.5M to the crossroads at Aghern. Turn right at the Big Tree pub and the venue is 0.75M up hill on the right.

John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler 2016 – Results

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Our top three finishers at the start line (Photo - Doug Minihane)

St. Finbarr’s A.C. would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported this year’s John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler. Thankfully, the evening of Saturday Sep. 10th, 2016 provided a welcome respite from the weekend’s nasty weather systems and conditions were ideal for running on Leeside.

Freddy KERON (53:45) was our first runner home having endured an intriguing battle with the in-form John MEADE (53:52) of St. Finbarr’s A.C. Despite a Trojan effort from MEADE, KERON held out for a seven second lead at the finish. Michael CORBETT (54:56) of St. Finbarr’s A.C. was third man home just a minute or so  outside the leaders. For the ladies, Jill HODGINS (59:45) ran a great sub-60 minute race, while Joan ENNIS (01:05:44) and Sorcha KEARNEY (01:08:49) were second and third respectively.

We hope you had a pleasant experience at our new H.Q. in the Shandon Boat Club and very much look forward to having you all back again in 2017!


John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler 2016

Friday, September 9th, 2016

In association with SuperValu

Hosted by St. Finbarr’s A.C.

Saturday 10th September 2016 @ 6pm


John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler - Route



Race H.Q. 2016 - Shandon Boat Club (Top Left)


John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler - T-SHIRT



(Incorporating the Cork County 10 Mile Road Championships)

Elite – Fun Runners – Joggers
All Welcome

Online & Postal Entry €25.00 up to 05-Sep-2016
(€25.00 on the day – No Guarantee of T-Shirt)


Return completed entry form including a
cheque for €25 payable to St. Finbarr’s A.C. to
John Buckley Sports

9 Mulgrave Road, Camden Quay, Cork City

AAI National Road Relay Champs, 17-Apr-2016, Raheny

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

The St. Finbarr’s A.C. Relay team of Michael Murphy, Cathal O’Connell and Ken Devine, took the M50 Silver medals at the Athletics Ireland National Road Relay Champs held in Raheny on Sunday, April 12th last. The BARRS trio posted an aggregate time of 20:55 to finish 30 seconds behind hosts Raheny Shamrocks. Michael Murphy ran the first mile in 5:23, the third fastest first leg. Cathal O’Connell ran the two-mile second leg in 10:25, the second fastest two-miler. However Raheny’s Mick Traynor, running a superb 10:14, did the damage, giving Raheny a 22 second margin at the changeover. Finally, Ken Devine ran the anchor mile in 5:07 for an aggregate time of 20:55, to Raheny’s 20:25. Well done the BARRS!

AAI National 10K Champs, Phoenix Park, Sun 10-Apr-2016

Monday, March 21st, 2016

The AAI National 10K Champs will be run in conjunction with The SPAR Great Ireland Run 2016 on Sunday 10th April 2016 in The Phoenix Park, Dublin. The AAI National 10K is for club athletes only.  In order to enter online, you must be a registered (paid-up) athlete for 2016 as the system will require a valid AAI registration number. After you’ve entered, please text your “Name” & “AAI 10K” to Gerry at 0860226895.

Enter here

Athletes must wear a club singlet and be over 18 years of age. In team events athletes may score only in the category for which they declare. Team positions will be calculated on the finishing times of each athlete. Championships medals will be awarded to registered athletes only.

County Novice & Masters Road Champs, 17th March 2016

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Medals Galore! A fantastic day for the BARRS in the County Road Championships on St. Patrick’s day with an abundance of individual and team prize winners.

In the Women’s Novice, the BARRS took 1st, 2nd and 3rd with Marie Murphy leading home Ali O’Connor and Clodagh McMorrow. Irene Eighan had a great 5th place finish to give the Women a fantastic team Gold.

In the Women’s Masters, Irene Eighan was 2nd at F35, Anne Wolfe 3rd at F40, Margo Dinan 1st at F45, Eileen Buckley 2nd at F50, Kitty Buckley 3rd at F50 and Marion Lyons 1st at F60. In the F35 category, Anne Wolfe led home Denise Twohig, Anne-Marie Healy and Irene Eighan for another Team Gold. Not to be outdone, the F45 Ladies also won Gold with Margo Dinan leading home Eileen Buckley and Kitty Buckley making it a clean sweep for our brilliant Ladies teams.

John Meade, overall Winner of the Men's race. (Photo - Joe Murphy, Eagle)

In the Men’s events, John Meade led everyone home on the day for a fantastic County Championship win. In the Men’s Novice, Mark Cronin had a great 4th place finish leading home Chris Murnane, Padraig Sheehan and Paddy Barry for a fine 3rd place team performance.

In the Men’s Masters, John Meade was 1st at M35, Tony O’Brien 3rd at M55, Eamonn McEvoy 1st at M60 and Dan Kennedy 3rd at M60. In the M35 category, John Meade led home Michael Corbett, Paul Gallagher and John O’Reilly for the 2nd place team Silver. The Men’s M50 team finished in 3rd place with Eamonn McEvoy leading home Tony O Brien and Dan Kennedy.

Full Results

Great individual and team performances by all the BARRS’ athletes. Well done everyone!

Ballycotton 10 Sunday 6th March, 2016

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

A huge Barr’s contingent rolled into Ballycotton for the annual 10 mile race that is one of the biggest races on the local athletics calendar. Having won a huge amount of category and team prizes in the 5 mile race in Carrigaline just a few weeks previously there was great hope of more prizes to be won and we weren’t let down in terms of both team and individual performances.

John Meade once again led us all home in a fantastic 53.45 and with Rory O Sullivan and Con Marshall backing him up our men’s team was 2nd. Our women’s team went one better in winning the team prize and Karina Teahan led them home in a pb of 64.29 and was joined by Niamh Cronin, also in a pb and Mary Sweeney for the win.

In the category prizes Paul Duggan was 1st M45, Cathal O Connell was 2nd M50 and Eamonn McEvoy was 1st M60.

In the ladies Karina Teahan was 2nd F35 and Mary Sweeney was 1st F55 in a new course record for that category!

Here are the times for all Barr’s runners. These are clock times and not chip times.

John Meade 53:45:00
Rory O’Sullivan 54:15:00
Cornelius Marshall 54:53:00
Mark Cronin 55:29:00
Cathal O’Connell 55:29:00
Alex O’Shea 56:30:00
Michael Corbett 57:19:00
Michael Houlihan 57:22:00
Paul Duggan 57:44:00
Christopher Murnane 58:31:00
Paul Gallagher 58:32:00
Martin Curtin 59:25:00
Garrett Casey 59:36:00
John Tupper 01:00:13
Conor Teahan 01:00:21
David Butler 01:00:57
Fergus Wall 01:01:50
Fergal Sargent 01:01:53
Brian Mullins 01:02:02
Padraig Sheehan 01:02:09
Stephen Geoghegan 01:02:14
Eamonn McEvoy 01:02:34
Eoin Field 01:02:49
Paul Penney 01:02:59
Patrick Barry 01:03:41
Martin O’Reilly 01:04:16
Karina Teahan 01:04:29
Niamh Cronin 01:06:00
Mary Sweeney 01:06:38
Willie Hayes 01:07:38
Orla Crosbie 01:08:00
Conor McCarthy 01:08:02
Dave Sheehan 01:08:14
Anne Wolfe 01:09:07
Irene Eighan 01:10:48
Jamie Griffin 01:10:54
Michelle Nolan 01:13:13
Gilian Cotter 01:13:17
Dan Kennedy 01:13:24
Eamonn Carroll 01:13:56
Oisin Carroll 01:14:00
Micheal O’Crualaoi 01:15:46
Rebecca McEvoy 01:16:39
Paul Dinan 01:16:51
Margo Dinan 01:17:11
Dave O’Regan 01:17:11
Lorraine O’Sullivan 01:17:21
Eddie Barry 01:17:30
Dave O’Leary 01:17:43
Michelle Manning 01:17:49
Ann Donnelly 01:18:26
Siobhan Healy 01:19:07
Michael Dunne 01:19:28
Katherine Cashell 01:19:48
Ailise McNulty 01:21:09
Donncha Casey 01:21:43
Kathy Bradford 01:23:29
Aaron Buckley 01:24:16
Kitty Harrington-Buckley 01:25:25
Marion Lyons 01:26:57
Eileen Buckley 01:28:23
Kenneth Smyth 01:28:51
Connor Mitchell 01:29:26
Mary Mulcahy 01:29:46
Murty O’Sullivan 01:31:14
Austin Murphy 01:32:46
Sinéad Gallagher 01:35:50
Aine Twomey 01:37:00
Gillian O’Brien 01:38:46
Cora Regan 01:39:48
Kelly O’Connell 01:42:37
Colette Daly 01:44:39
Finbarr Coleman 01:47:42