Archive for 2017

County Masters, Novice-B & Juvenile Relays XC Champs, Slieveroe, Riverstick, Co. Cork, Sun 05-Nov-2017, 1pm

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

The County Masters, Novice-B & Juvenile Relays XC Champs 2017 will be held at the Cork AAI’s own Slieveroe, Riverstick venue on Sunday 5th November 2017. The race order is Juvenile events at 11:30am followed by Masters at 1pm, then Novice- B events. Note that the Start times may move forward or back!

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 11.30am. We wish the very best of luck to all our athletes and supporters.

Cork Athletics Intermediate & Juvenile B XC Champs, Ardnageehy West, Co. Cork, Sun 15-Oct-2017, 12pm

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

The County Intermediate & Juvenile B Cross Country Championships 2017 will be held at Ardnageehy West, Glenville, Co. Cork on Sunday 15th October. The meet begins, at 12pm with the Intermediate Women followed by the Intermediate Men. The Juvenile events commence immediately after the Intermediate Men’s finish.

WOMEN 5,000m : MEN 8,000m

LAT/LON: 52.030014N, 8.405232W
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Course Map

From the Dunkettle roundabout, take the M8 for Dublin and exit the Motorway at Exit 17. Drive into Watergrasshill village and turn right. Before you exit the village, turn left between The Fir Tree Bar and the Church. Continue on the Main Road (following signs) for 4.5km and take a left at the Junction and the course is less than half a mile on your left. There are two gates. The first is the EXIT gate. Enter at the second gate.

Cork Athletics Novice, U23 and Juvenile E.A. XC Champs, Slieveroe, Riverstick, Co. Cork, Sun 01-Oct-2017, 12pm

Friday, September 29th, 2017

The County Novice & U23 Cross Country Championships 2017 will be held at the Cork AAI’s own Slieveroe, Riverstick venue on Sunday 1st October starting at 12pm. The race order is Novice Women at 12pm followed by the Novice Men and the Juvenile Events at 13:00. Note that the Start times may move forward or back!

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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Novice Women 4K : Novice Men 6K

The County Novice 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.

John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler 2017

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

In association with SuperValu & Ó Crualoaí

Hosted by St. Finbarr’s A.C.

Saturday 9th September 2017 @ 6pm

This years’ race sees a return to the Saturday evening format and will be run on the same course as last year – starting on The Marina taking in the Lough Mahon Loop, returning via the old railway line and finishing on The Marina. A flat fast course which will prove popular with both fun and elite runners alike…

This years’ race will incorporate Chip Timing, be accurately measured by Jones Counter and will serve as the Cork Athletics 10 Mile Road Championship. There will be a €3,000 total prize fund. Prize-giving, tea, coffee, sandwiches and of course cake will be served afterwards in Shandon Boat Club. Proceeds from the race will be used as a fundraiser for St. Finbarr’s A.C., Cork Penny Dinners and Breakthrough Cancer Research.

RACE ROUTE
THE MARINA – BLACKROCK – LOUGH MAHON LOOP

John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler - Route

LARGER IMAGE

RACE HQ – START & FINISH
SHANDON BOAT CLUB, THE MARINA (POST RACE REFRESHMENTS)

Race H.Q. 2017 - Shandon Boat Club (Top Left)

CHIP TIMING – TECHNICAL T-SHIRTS (FIRST 700 ENTRIES)

OVER €3,000 WORTH OF PRIZES

JOHN BUCKLEY SPORTS DISCOUNT VOUCHERS FOR ALL

AAI PERMIT – FLAT FAST COURSE
(Incorporating the Cork County 10 Mile Road Championships)

Elite – Fun Runners – Joggers
All Welcome

Online & Postal Entry €25.00 up to 6th September 2017
(€25.00 on the day – No Guarantee of T-Shirt)

ENTER NOW
OR
POSTAL ENTRY

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

John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler – Early Bird €20

Friday, July 21st, 2017


This years’ race sees a return to the Saturday evening format and will be run on the same course as last year – starting on The Marina taking in the Lough Mahon Loop, returning via the old railway line and finishing on The Marina. A flat fast course which will prove popular with both fun and elite runners alike…

This years’ race will incorporate Chip Timing, be accurately measured by Jones Counter and will serve as the Cork Athletics 10 Mile Road Championship. There will be a €3,000 total prize fund. Prize-giving, tea, coffee, sandwiches and of course cake will be served afterwards in Shandon Boat Club. Proceeds from the race will be used as a fundraiser for St. Finbarr’s A.C., Cork Penny Dinners and Breakthrough Cancer Research.

‘EARLY BIRD’ ENTRY – €20
(Until July 31st)

ENTER NOW

Great day out at the National Masters T&F Champs 2017

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Denis Coughlan National T&F Silver medallist in the M/35 800m

The AAI National Masters T&F Championships 2017 took place on Sunday, July 7th last. A small group of seven BARRS athletes made the long trip to Tullamore and enjoyed a very successful day out. Michael Murphy was the star performer with a double Gold in the M/60 800m & 1500m. Martina Kiely was a Silver medallist in the F/35 800m and a Bronze in the 1500m. Denis Coughlan grabbed a Silver in the M/35 800m with a superb sub 2-minute run. Sandra Hickson was a surprise Bronze in the F/35 Shot Putt competing against a very strong field. Club chairman, Eamonn McEvoy completed the medals haul with a Bronze in the M/60 3000m. Donal  Murray put in some creditable performances in the M/40 Shot Putt, 200m & 400m and Enda Kiernan had to contend with a very strong field in the M/40 1500m. A big well done to all!

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2017 Set for a Sell-Out

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The 38th Dublin Marathon takes place on Sunday 29-Oct-17. Last year the event sold out before the closing date with 19,500 entries due largely to the move to a Sunday from the historical Bank Holiday Monday. The 2017 Marathon will be capped at 20,000 in anticipation of another sell out. Entries so far are reported to be strong, so people are encouraged to enter early to avoid disappointment.

The Dublin Marathon also incorporates the AAI National Marathon Championships 2017. Entrants to the Dublin Marathon qualify for entry to the National Marathon at no extra cost. This is done through the club, not online. However, you must first enter yourself for the Dublin Marathon online.

Moving swiftly along, the 2017 Marathon coincides with the 350th anniversary of writer Jonathon Swift’s birth and all finishers will receive a commemorative medal to mark the occasion. The race itself will run past St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin where the Dean was once Swift!

Cork Athletics County Road Championships 2017 hosted by St. Nicholas AC, Castlelyons, Fri 17-Mar-2017, 10am

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Castlelyons Community Centre

Race HQ will be the Community Centre, Main Street, Castlelyons, adjacent to the GAA pitch. Parking for the event will be close to the start line – please follow directions of St Nicholas AC’s stewards. Changing rooms and showers will be available to Men and Women at the rear of the Community Centre and will be signposted from the front door.  Refreshments will be available at the Community Centre after the races.

WOMEN 4M (10am) : MEN 4M (10:15am)

LAT/LON: 52.088327N, 8.233458W
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Course Map

From Dunkettle, take the M8 for Dublin. To avoid tolls, exit the M8 at Exit 17, Watergrasshill. To avoid Watergrasshill, take the fourth exit at the roundabout to cross over the M8. At the second roundabout, take the first exit north. At the third roundabout, take the first exit back over the M8 and continue onto the R639 into Rathcormac. Turn right at the The Rathcormac Inn, continue for 4km and turn left for Castlelyons.