Results: National Masters T&F Santry September 2020

St Finbarr’s A.C. showed up in top form for the National Masters Track and Field Championships in Santry, 5th & 6th September 2020.

Club athletes won six medals comprising 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze.

  • Eamonn McEvoy Gold 5000m
  • Eddie Barry Gold 400m
  • Marion Lyons Silver 3000m
  • Denis Coughlan Silver 1500m
  • Pat Murphy Bronze 1500m
  • Michael Murphy Bronze 800m
Pat Murphy, Eddie Barry, Marion Lyons, Eamonn McEvoy & Michael Murphy.
Eamonn McEvoy St. Finbarr’s A.C. 📸 by Angela McEvoy
Denis Coughlan St. Finbarr’s A. C. 📸 by Sam Barnes Sportsfile

Check out more images on Sportsfile.com and a comprehensive event report from Cork Athletics.

Cork Medals Table

Congratulations to all who competed.

Golden Day For The BARRS At The Cork Novice XC 2019

Cork Athletics Novice Cross-Country Championships 2019, Knockardbane, Licarroll

This year’s Cork County Novice, U23, Junior & Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships took place on Sunday 06th of October last. Hosted by Liscarroll AC & Churchtown Road Runners AC, this was the opening event of the 2019 Cross Country season. On a near perfect day for racing, hoards of feisty adults, teenagers and juveniles descended on the lands of the O’Brien family, at Knockardbane, Licarroll. Watched over by somewhat puzzled and bemused residents of the local Donkey Sanctuary, athletes young and old competed vigorously in their respective age categories. The course was compact, relatively flat and the going firm. And with several mid-course U-turns, athletes often found themselves running towards each.

Orla Byrne - Cork Athletics Novice Cross-Country Champion 2019

In the Novice Ladies race, Orla Byrne from the BARRS notched up a commanding victory. Running Cross Country for the first time, Orla lead from the start and maintained her lead all the way to the finish. The Novice Ladies team with Orla Byrne, Marie Kelly, Rebecca McEvoy, Fiona Verling and Sinead Noonan finished in fourth spot with a 1, 22, 24, 26 team score. In the Novice Men’s race, the BARRS Men took on a very competitive field and finished in third spot with a 13, 20, 23, 36 team score.

The BARRS' bronze medal Men's team at the Cork Novice XC Champs 2019

Cork Juvenile Multi-Events & Masters T&F Champs 2019

Some of the BARRS athletes at the start line for the 800m heats

Like the first swallows, the County Track & Field Championships is a harbinger for the arrival of summer. No more need for layered clothing. Time to soak up some sunshine and let the kids run amok. This year’s Juvenile and Masters events were held in tandem offering a contrasting blend of wily experience and exuberant youth.

Coach Fergus O'Donovan with his young protégé Flor O'Leary

Pride of place must go to BARRS veteran Flor O’Leary who ran 1:37.7 for the 400m knocking almost 25s off the M85 record previously held by Gerry Ward. Unphased by events of the track, the unflappable Flor stalked the grass like a leopard on the prowl. When the 400m gun went, Flor quickly found his groove and it was soon clear to all and sundry that the record was in mortal danger. As he hit the home straight, Flor’s coach Fergus O’Donovan became ever more animated beating his fists in the air. The pair had clearly done their homework well! Flor’s new 400m record performance ranks as the second fastest M85 run for the year to date.

Flor O'Leary with some BARRS colleagues after his record-breaking run

Other notable performances on the day; in the Field events Dan Kennedy was 1st O/65 in the LONG JUMP while Sandra Hickson scored a 1st O/35 in both the SHOT PUT and WEIGHT for DISTANCE throws.

In the Track events, the BARRS quartet of Dermot Woods, Enda Kiernan, Stephen Geoghegan and Paul Duggan combined fleet of foot with deft baton work to win the 4X100m RELAY in a time of 56.2s.

BARRS Relay Team - Stephen Geoghegan, Paul Duggan, Enda Kiernan & Dermot Woods

Anita Murphy was 1st O/35 in the women’s 200m and 2nd O/35 in the 100m. In the Men’s 400m, Dermot Woods was 1st O/40, Paul Duggan 1st O/50 and Flor O’Leary 1st O/85.

In the Men’s 800m, Dermot Woods was 1st O/40, Stephen Geoghegan 3rd O/45, Paul Duggan 1st O/50 and Michael Murphy 1st O/60. In the women’s 800m, Margaret Lillis was 1st O/35, Anita Murphy 2nd O/35 and Marion Lyons 1st O/60.

In a very competitive 1500m race, Dermot Woods was 1st O/40, Enda Kiernan 2nd O/45, Paul Duggan 1st O/50 and Michael Murphy 1st O/60. Margaret Lillis was the 1st woman O/35.

In the 3000m, Pat Murphy was 1st O/55, Eamonn McEvoy 1st O/60 and Dan Kennedy 1st O/65. Marion Lyons was the 1st woman O/65.

A great day for the BARRS at the Munster 4 Mile Roads

A chill wind awaits the large field of men assembled for the start

This year’s Masters 4 Mile Road Championships were held in the Tipperary village of Dundrum just a few miles down the R505 from Cashel. A diary entry for Sunday the 3rd of March 2019 might have gone something along the lines of “Day started off well and progressed steadily from bad to poo!”. Indeed, as folks headed north towards Tipperary, the weather went south and the needle began to dip from the mid teens towards single digits. By the time the women hit the start line, the wind, rain, sleet and snow were battling for supremacy on one of the harshest days in recent race day memory.

Joe Cunningham among the leaders in a very competitive men's race

In the Novice Men’s race, the BARRS team finished 2nd behind Leevale A.C. John Meade (10), Michael Corbett (16), Rory O’Sullivan (18) and Michael Morgan (20) were the top four BARRS followed by Joe Cunningham, Padraig Sheehan, David O’Connor, Enda Kiernan and Donal Murray. John Meade was the fourth place finisher for Cork County team which took the Gold medal.

In the Senior Men’s race the BARRS team was 7th overall. Once again, Cork was the Gold medal winner with John Meade (16) contributing as a 5th place finisher.

In the Masters Men’s race, the notable performances in the individual categories were a 3rd place for Joe Cunningham at M45, 1st and 3rd places respectively for Eamonn McEvoy and Willie Hayes at M60 and 1st for Michael Dunne-Snr at M70. In the M40 category, Michael Corbett, Rory O’Sullivan and Michael Morgan finished 4th, 5th and 6th respectively.

In the M35 team category, the BARRS scored a fantastic 2nd behind An Riocht A.C. John Meade (7), Michael Corbett (12), Rory O’Sullivan (13) and Michael Morgan (15) were the top four BARRS. Once again the Cork team was the M35 Gold medal winner with John Meade, Michael Corbett and Rory O’Sullivan contributing as 3rd, 5th and 6th place finishers.

Sorcha Kearney on her way to a top four finish in the women's race

In the Novice Women’s race, the BARRS team finished 4th. The Cork Novice ladies took the Gold medal with Niamh Cronin contributing as a 3rd place finisher.

In the Senior Women’s race the BARRS team was 6th overall. Cork was again the Gold medal winner with Sorcha Kearney (4) contributing as a 2nd place finisher. Indeed, Sorcha had a fantastic run finishing 4th woman overall and showing her class across all levels.

In the Masters Women’s race, the notable performances in the individual categories were 1st and 2nd places respectively for Sorcha Kearney and Niamh Cronin at F40 and a 3rd place for Margo Dinan at F50.

In the F35 category, the BARRS team was 3rd while the Cork ladies took Gold with Sorcha Kearney and Niamh Cronin contributing to the team as 1st and 4th place finishers.

A wintery scene as snow swirls around the Rock Of Cashel

Despite all the hardships, the Munster Roads was a great day out for the club especially the F35 and M35 club teams. However, credit to ALL our club members who made the journey to Dundrum on a day that was destined to test the mettle of even the most hardly athlete. And last but not least, a big thanks to Dundrum A.C. for keeping us fed and sheltered from the elements.

Masters XC Gold And Team Silver For BARRS Ladies

Gold medal winner Martina Kiely leads the field at the National Masters XC

Club member Martina Kiely achieved a superb victory at the AAI National Masters Cross Country Championships on a cold and wet Sunday afternoon at the Dundalk Institute of Technology. In light rain over a fast course, the BARRS athlete ran a near perfect race leading out the field from start to finish.

The BARRS' silver medal winning ladies team at the National Masters XC

The arduous trip to Dundalk was made all the more worthwhile as the BARRS Ladies delivered a Silver medal winning performance just a point behind Raheny. Martina Kiely, Sorcha Kearney, Riina Kuuselo and Niamh Cronin were the top four BARRS ladies followed by Irene Eighan, Margaret Lillis and Ann-Marie Healy.

In the M50 team category, Eamonn McEvoy, Willie Hayes, Tony O’Brien and Eddie Barry combined well to achieve a respectable 12th place. Margo Dinan and Marion Lyons represented the club in the F50 category.

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

Ballycotton 10 Sunday 6th March, 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

Dungarvan 10 Sunday 31st January, 2016

A sizeable contingent of 37 Barr’s runners went to Dungarvan on Sunday for the first major 10 miler of the year. Some great performances were produced on a tough day with a very strong wind and some tough drags at different stages.

Michael Morgan led us all home with an excellent 6th place finish in a pb of 55 minutes flat. The men’s team were 2nd in the Club prize while the ladies team of Karina Teahan, Niamh Cronin and Mary Sweeney were 1st in the John Treacy Club Challenge! Karina was also 1st F35 and Mary was 1st F55. Paul Duggan was 2nd M45. We had 9 runners under 60 minutes and a further 18 who broke 70 minutes.

Here are the full results for the Barr’s

Lastname Firstname Category Time
MORGAN Michael O/40 00:55:00
O KEEFFE Eoin Senior 00:56:57
DUGGAN Paul O/45 00:58:47
MURNANE Christopher Senior 00:58:54
CORBETT Michael Senior 00:59:04
HOULIHAN Michael Senior 00:59:11
LYONS Dennis Senior 00:59:19
TEAHAN CONOR Senior 00:59:44
CURTIN Martin Senior 00:59:48
CASEY Garrett O/40 01:01:05
KELLEHER Joe O/40 01:02:37
BUTLER David Senior 01:02:59
MULLINS Brian Senior 01:03:20
TUPPER John Senior 01:03:27
DOLLARD Glenn Senior 01:03:49
SARGENT Fergal Senior 01:04:37
TEAHAN Karina O/35 01:05:00
NUDDS Graham Senior 01:05:01
FIELD Eoin O/40 01:05:38
NICHOL Jason Senior 01:05:45
O’REILLY Martin O/40 01:06:09
CRONIN Niamh O/35 01:06:13
GOULD Denis Senior 01:07:22
O’CONNELL Shane Senior 01:07:43
HAYES Willie O/55 01:08:45
O’TOOLE Paul O/50 01:08:55
SWEENEY Mary O/55 01:09:39
O’SULLIVAN Conor Senior 01:13:39
HARRINGTON Paul Senior 01:13:42
TWOMEY Niall Senior 01:14:19
O’REGAN Dave O/45 01:15:03
MCNULTY Ailíse O/35 01:17:51
O’MULLAIN MICHEAL O/40 01:18:09
DUNNE Michael O/65 01:19:09
MANNING Michelle Senior 01:20:11
MURPHY Mary O/50 01:21:46
CORBETT Michael Senior 01:25:32

Well done to all who ran!

Bandon 5 Mile 1st Jan, 2016

A great start to the year for the hardy Barr’s runners who competed in the Bandon 5 mile race on New Year’s Day in what can only be described as miserable conditions with the wind and rain on the day.

John Meade led the charge and finished 2nd in 25.57 with Rory O Sullivan (5th), Michael Morgan (8th) and Eoin O Keeffe (10th) all in the top 10.
Denis Lyons was 13th, and it was good to see Alex O Shea back racing and finishing in a creditable 29.09. (There is no truth in the rumour that he had just run to Bandon from Limerick 🙂 ) Paul Duggan was another Barr’s member to break the 30 minute barrier. Eamonn McEvoy, Martin O Reilly, Conor O Sullivan, Tim O Donnell and Michael O Crualaoi completed the list of Barr’s members who competed. Well done to all!

Cork Marathon & Half Marathon 1st June 2015

Congrats to all who took part in both the Marathon and Half Marathon in very difficult wet and windy conditions. Still, it was better than the heatwaves of previous years! Despite the conditions there were some fantastic performances recorded in both events with pb’s aplenty.
In the Marathon Alex O’Shea, not long after wining the little known Blackrock Marathon, was 9th overall and was 1st M40 with Joe Cunningham 3rd M40. Geraldine O Shea was 1st F45 and Mary Sweeney was 2nd F50.
In the Half Marathon John Meade was 5th overall and 1st M35, Mark Cronin was 9th overall and Dan Kennedy was 3rd M60. Niamh Cronin was 5th overall and 2nd F35, Anne Wolfe was 2nd F40 and Marion Lyons was 1st F60. Brilliant performances!

Marathon
Alex O’ Shea 02:36:36
Alan Lehane 02:41:52
Rory O Sullivan 02:43:55
Joe Cunningham 02:45:39
James Slowey 02:52:46
Niall O’Herlihy 02:56:00
Glenn Dollard 02:58:16
Eoin Field 02:58:22
Padraig Sheehan 02:58:25
Denis Gould 03:07:51
Gerard Cronin 03:11:21
Mary Sweeney 03:17:51
Martin Harte 03:19:09
Geraldine O’Shea 03:20:05
Conor Mc Carthy 03:23:44
Paul Griffin 03:24:42
Rose Magner 03:32:32
Martin O’Donoghue 03:39:37
Tim McCarthy 03:40:57
Rodge O’Connor 03:52:05
Mary Mulcahy 03:52:14
Donncha Casey 03:52:36

Half Marathon
John Meade 01:11:10
Mark CRONIN 01:15:28
Chris Murnane 01:20:56
Garrett CASEY 01:22:39
Brian MURPHY 01:23:35
Fergal Sargent 01:24:32
David BUTLER 01:24:45
Gary OSULLIVAN 01:25:06
Niamh Cronin 01:29:15
Shane OCONNELL 01:29:16
Anne WOLFE 01:32:51
Martin OREILLY 01:34:33
Thomas DARCY 01:34:39
Damien HAYES 01:34:57
Graham Nudds 01:35:27
Dan KENNEDY 01:40:59
Dave OREGAN 01:41:33
Edward BARRY 01:42:57
Lorraine OSULLIVAN 01:43:49
Jonathan HILLIARD 01:43:57
Mai OLEARY 01:46:15
Jamie GRIFFIN 01:46:48
Kitty HARRINGTON-BUCKLEY 01:51:58
Marion LYONS 01:54:45
Anita MURPHY 01:55:00
Julie DEANE 01:56:07
Barry Coleman 01:58:48
Cait MEHIGAN 02:00:25
Aine TWOMEY 02:08:02
Gillian OBRIEN 02:08:03
Eilish HORNIBROOK 02:08:31
Colette DALY 02:12:23
Cora REGAN 02:12:28