Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2013 – Results

Here are the results of all St. Finbarr’s athletes who took part in the Dublin Marathon. Congratulations to all!
As you can see there were many individual medals won and St. Finbarr’s won the Senior Ladies Team Prize with Emma Murphy, Anne-Marie Holland and Mary Sweeney bringing home the gold!!!

Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2013

Fantastic performances all round in the Dublin Marathon today.

In the men’s race Cathal O Connell led a very strong team home in 2.35.18 with Michael Morgan following him home in 2.35.31 and Con Marshall in close proximity in 2.35.50. John Meade was next home in 2.37.18 and Paul Gallagher finished in 2.41.39. Brian Murphy was next to finish in 2.51.17. Fergal Sargent finished in 2.58.45, Dan Kennedy finished in 3.36.43. Brilliant performances by everyone and huge congratulations are due to them all.

In the women’s race we had two top 10 finishes! Emma Murphy was 6th in 2.50.32 and Anne-Marie Holland was 8th in 2.56.33. Mary Sweeney was next to finish in a brilliant 3.08.56. Orla Crosbie finished in 3.12.47 and Anne Wolfe in 3.28.16. Great performances by everyone.

These are just the people I know of in the race so please send me details of all other Barr’s runners so that I can add their results to this post by emailing me –

Ballycotton 10 Sunday, 3rd March, 2013

There were some fantastic performances by Barr’s athletes again in Ballycotton yesterday. Scanning through the provisional results there are a lot of Barr’s members in the Top 100 and some fantastic times posted by people.

Allen Whitaker was 3rd M40. Cathal O Connell was 1st M45 (21st overall). Tony Archer was 1st M50 and Eamonn McEvoy was 2nd M55.

In the ladies Claire McCarthy was third lady home in a great performance, Margo Dinan was 2nd F45 (with a pb!) and Mary Sweeney was 1st F50.

Great performances. If I missed anyone apologies as this was from scanning the provisional results and I will update this to correct any errors or omissions when the proper results are out with the list of category winners.

Well done to all who ran so well on a nice day for running (despite the wind coming back!).

County Novice Cross Country, Sunday 14th October, 2012

The club had great results again in the County Novice Cross Country in Carrignavar yesterday as the Mens team was 2nd and the ladies team was 3rd!

Eoin O Keeffe brilliantly led the mens team home with a 7th place finish and was closely followed by Alex O Shea in 8th with Kevin Coleman, Oskar Djarv (3rd U23), Declan Murphy and Paul Downey all in the top 20. Congrats to all the men from the Barr’s who raced so well and who competed in huge numbers!
Michelle Nolan ran a fantastic race to finish 3rd in the ladies race and led our ladies team to an excellent 3rd place finish. Barbara Curran, Kathleen Kelly and Irene Eighan all scored for the team. Congrats to all who ran so well!!!

Charleville Half marathon Sunday 23rd September, 2012

Well done to Cathal O Connell who was 1st M45 in 72.10 and Mary Sweeney who was 1st F50 in 86.19 in the Charleville Half Marathon on Sunday

Apparently due to an error the times are off by 12-15 seconds. Here are the results of the Barr’s runners that competed:

Pos Firstname Lastname Gender Category Firsthalf Secondhalf Chiptime Finish
13 Cathal O Connell M M45 00:36:06 00:36:06 01:12:10 01:12:11
96 Mary Sweeney F F50 00:43:04 00:43:16 01:26:19 01:26:20
101 geraldine o shea F F40 00:42:54 00:43:57 01:26:41 01:26:51
103 Fergal Sargent M MO 00:44:03 00:42:55 01:26:49 01:26:57
129 Dave O Regan M M45 00:45:01 00:43:59 01:28:53 01:29:00
150 Emma Murphy F FO 00:45:08 00:45:10 01:30:11 01:30:17
152 Gillian Cotter F F35 00:45:08 00:45:11 01:30:11 01:30:18
169 Ruairi O’Mahony M MO 00:45:20 00:46:57 01:32:11 01:32:17
192 Anne Wolfe F F40 00:47:31 00:46:48 01:34:10 01:34:19
221 Margo Dinan F F45 00:48:07 00:48:52 01:36:48 01:36:58
233 Ann Donnelly F F50 00:48:54 00:49:02 01:37:47 01:37:56
305 Kathleen Kelly F F35 00:50:11 00:53:22 01:43:16 01:43:33
378 Martin Farrell M MO 00:55:13 00:54:03 01:48:45 01:49:15
409 Mary Mulcahy F F50 00:55:51 00:54:54 01:50:07 01:50:45
441 Brian Murphy M M35 00:56:10 00:57:52 01:53:39 01:54:02
461 Austin Murphy M M60 01:00:39 00:55:34 01:55:31 01:56:12
477 John  Coleman M M40 00:55:36 01:02:09 01:57:13 01:57:45

Well done to all who ran!

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

Congratulations to all who took part in today’s very successful Half Marathon in Blarney. In very warm conditions and into a headwind on the way back there were some great performances produced in a race completed by over 500 runners.

Emma Murphy won the ladies race with a brilliant performance, coming home in 1.22.08. In doing so Emma led the St. Finbarr’s ladies team to victory with Mary Sweeney (4th) completing the team. Geraldine O Shea was 5th. Esther Murphy and Niamh Cronin were 1st and 2nd F35, Col Conway and Anne Wolfe were 1st and 2nd F40, Orla Crosbie was 3rd F45 and Ann Donnelly was 1st F50.

In the mens race which was won by Michael Herlihy of North Cork AC with an excellent race in 1.10.44, John Meade led the St. Finbarr’s mens team to victory with a fine 4th place finish just a week after his Dingle Half Marathon victory. Cathal O Connell (1st M45) who was 5th and Michael Morgan who was 8th completed the team. Michael Murphy and Willie Hayes were 2nd and 3rd M55.

Well done to everyone who made the race such a success. That goes for participants but even more importantly to all who helped with the organisation on and off the course. The pacing, stewarding, water and post race refreshments were first rate and the timing chips worked very well so thanks and well done to all concerned. Thanks and well done also to Race Director Ken Devine who worked tirelessly to pull everything together and did a great job  in organising the race.

Final thanks to our sponsors John Buckley Sports who included a leaflet giving 20% discount for all participants in the goody bag. John is a great supporter of the club and indeed of athletics generally in Cork.

Full Results Here

Dingle Half Marathon 1st September

Congratulations to John Meade and Gillian Cotter who made it a Barr’s double in the Dingle half marathon on Saturday.
John completed a hat-trick with his third successive Dingle half marathon victory in a time of 1:14:38 over the challenging course.
Gillian Cotter completed her biggest win to date in a time of 1:31:16.
Well done to all who took part in any of the Dingle races!

Carrigtwohill 5k and Donoughmore 7 mile Races

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.

Cork Marathon 4th June, 2012

It was a very warm day with strong winds at times (especially coming back into town on the last 3 miles) but there were still some fantastic performances with Orla Crosbie producing a fantastic run to finish in 3.17 and Trevor O Neill finally breaking the 3.30 barrier (with a bit to spare) to finish in 3.28. Cathal O Connell (fresh from his 15th place finish 4 weeks ago in Belfast) was 8th on the day in 2.36 and it was great to see Liam Cotter back in action with a great run in 2.53. Martin Curtin and Gerry Cronin also put in brilliant runs to finish in 2.59 and break the magical 3 hour barrier. Well sone to all! Here are the full provisional results:
Pos First Name Surname Country / Club Finish Chiptime Firsthalf SecondHalf
8 588 Cathal O’Connell Marathon Male St Finbarr’s AC 02:36:59 02:36:55 01:17:56 01:19:04
22 1007 Liam Cotter Marathon Male St Finbarr’s AC 02:53:29 02:53:26 01:25:30 01:28:00
41 651 Martin Curtin Marathon Male St Finbarr’s AC 02:59:29 02:59:19 01:29:42 01:29:47
42 800 Gerry Cronin Marathon Male St Finbarr’s AC 02:59:33 02:59:29 01:28:35 01:30:59
88 337 Mary Sweeney Marathon Fem St Finbarr’s AC 03:11:42 03:11:36 01:35:08 01:36:34
98 1141 Col Conway Marathon Fem St Finbarr’s AC 03:12:52 03:12:40 01:33:14 01:39:39
134 340 Orla Crosbie Marathon Fem St Finbarr’s AC 03:17:23 03:17:07 01:39:10 01:38:13
235 975 Trevor O’Neill Marathon Mal St Finbarr’s AC 03:29:02 03:28:32 01:39:22 01:49:40
265 1267 Clodagh McMorrow Marathon Fem St Finbarr’s AC 03:30:42 03:30:11 01:40:00 01:50:42
280 361 Catherine Power Marathon Fem St Finbarr’s AC 03:32:33 03:31:45 01:44:56 01:47:38
319 291 Eddie Barry Marathon Mal St Finbarr’s AC 03:37:50 03:37:21 01:39:54 01:57:56
446 1437 Tony O’Brien Marathon Mal St Finbarr’s AC 03:46:37 03:45:58 01:45:36 02:01:01
475 347 Paul Harrington Marathon Mal St Finbarr’s AC 03:49:08 03:48:34 01:45:02 02:04:07
477 568 Tom Murray Marathon Mal St Finbarr’s AC 03:49:20 03:48:52 01:44:10 02:05:11
485 959 Aiden Henry Marathon Mal St Finbarr’s AC 03:49:48 03:49:19 01:38:59 02:10:50

Well done everyone!