County Novice & Masters Road Champs, 17th March 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

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
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!

AAI Intermediate & Masters XC 24-Jan-2016 (Results)

Glohealth AAI Mens' Intermediate XC, Dundalk I.T., Sun 24-Jan-2016

There were some fantastic individual and team performances by BARRS athletes in today’s All Ireland Intermediate & Masters Cross Country at Dundalk I.T. Conditions were very difficult with huge crowds running in what was a mud bath but the BARRS turned out in great numbers and performed brilliantly.

Our O35 Women’s team (Ann-Marie Healy, Gillian Cotter, Margo Dinan, Karina Teahan and Denise Twohig) achieved a very creditable 4th place just 12 pts behind the bronze medal winners. Individually, Karina Teahan was 2nd at F35 after a fantastic run that saw her finish 6th overall.

Our O35 Men finished 3rd with John Meade, Con Marshall, Rory O Sullivan and Joe Cunningham all scoring. John, Con and Rory also scored for the Cork team that finished 2nd. Our O50 Men’s team finished 9th with Eamonn McEvoy, Willie Hayes, Tony O’Brien and Eddie Barry all scoring. Individually John Meade was 6th at M35 and Rory O Sullivan 9th. Con Marshall was 9th at M40 with Eamonn McEvoy 4th at M60.

In the Women’s Intermediate race, the BARRS were 7th with Catriona Santry, Anita Murphy, Irene Eighan and Lorraine O’Sullivan all scoring. Catriona Santry also scored for the Cork Intermediate team that finished 2nd!

Well done to the BARRS athletes who travelled all the way to Dundalk and performed so well!

BHAA ESB Cross Country, Beaumont Park 10-Jan-2016

Irene Eighan winner at the BHAA-ESB XC 2016, Beaumont Park. (Photo - Joe Murphy, Eagle)

Rounding off a very successful weekend after Saturday’s Waterford Half Marathon, the club’s Men and Women posted some excellent performances in the BHAA-ESB Cross Country Race at Beaumont Park.

The BARRS Ladies completed a clean sweep with Irene Eighan an impressive winner and Caitriona Santry outsprinting Anita Murphy for 2nd and 3rd respectively. Gillian Cotter finished 4th overall and 1st at F40. Kitty Harrington Buckley was 1st woman home at F50.

In the Men’s race, Alex O Shea continued his impressive comeback with a 3rd place while the gallant Stephen Geoghegan was 2nd at M40 and the irrepressible Tony O Brien 1st at M55.

Well done to all the BARRS runners!

Waterford Half Marathon 9th Janauary, 2016

Some fantastic performances again this weekend by Barr’s athletes, this time in the Waterford Half Marathon. In perfect running conditions with no wind or rain (if you can believe that!) John Meade was 3rd in 71.19, Michael Morgan 5th in 73.16 and Rory O Sullivan 7th in 73.32.

In other results of note Joe Cunningham was 16th in 77.33 and was 1st M40. Paul Duggan was 21st in 78.16 and was 2nd M45 and Martin Curtin was 29th in 79.13. Graham Nudds finished in 89.32.

Great running by all of them, well done!

National Intermediate & Masters Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to the Barr’s members selected to represent Cork in the National Intermediate & Masters Cross Country Championships. These take place in Dundalk IT on 24th January.

Those selected are as follows:

Mark Cronin (Intermediate Men)
Ann Marie Healy (O35 Women)
Eamonn McEvoy (O50 Men)

Best of luck to them and all others from the club who compete on the day!

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!

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
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

Novice and Masters County Roads Championships 17th March, 2015

A brilliant turnout and fantastic performances all round by the Barr’s today!

The Novice women’s team are County Champions! With Denise Twohig leading the team home with a brilliant 3rd place finish the ladies packed well with Niamh Cronin, Anne Wolfe and Irene Eighan all scoring to bring the title home.
The women also brought home the O35 team title and were second in the O50 team! Denise Twohig again lead the ladies home with an individual silver medal performance. She was also 2nd F40 while Niamh Cronin was 1st F35 and Irene Eighan was 3rd F35. Mary Sweeney lead the O50’s team home with a Gold medal in the individual O50’s and Marion Lyons was first F60! Great performances by them and all the other Barr’s ladies who performed so well today.

In the men’s Novice event Rory O Sullivan was 3rd man home and lead the team to silver. Michael Corbett, Mark Cronin and Joe Cunningham all scored for a great team performance!
John Meade is the Masters Champion after a fantastic run and Rory O Sullivan picked up another bronze in this event. Michael Corbett and Joe Cunningham also scored for an O35 team Gold! Joe was 2nd M40 while Dan Kennedy was 2nd M60. Again these were great performances along with all the other Barr’s men so congrats everyone!