The Cork County Novice, U23 and Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships take place on Sunday 5th of October, 2014. The venue is Carrigadrohid, 8km city side (east) of Macroom, on the R618, Macroom-Coachford road. The event is organised and hosted by West Muskerry A.C. and gets under way with the Novice Women at 12pm followed by the Novice Men at 12.30pm and the Juvenile Even Age races from 1pm.
Novice Women 4000m
Novice Men 6,000m
Race Venue: 51°54’07″N 8°52’19″W
GPS: 51°54.129’N, 8°52.324’W
Google Maps: 51.902156, -8.872072
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The Novice is held under AAI rules; therefore participating athletes must be registered club members and wear the club Singlet. Transport will be available leaving the UCC Farm, Curraheen at 10.30am. Please come along and lend your support. We wish the best of luck to all those participating.
Carrigadrohid castle (Rock Of The Bridge) stands on a rock in the middle of the Lee adjacent to the bridge which gives the village its name. It was erected in the 15th century by the MacCarthys of Muskerry. It was besieged by Parliamentary (Roundhead) forces after the Battle of Macroom. Bishop MacEgan of Ross was hanged by the reigns of his own horse outside the castle for refusing to surrender to Oliver Cromwell. The poor old MacCarthys were dispossesed and the castle has been in ruins ever since.