Training Safety at Tramore Valley Park

With the introduction of the new club training location of Tramore Valley Park we ask you kindly to take note of the following safety brief.

SAFETY BRIEF FOR CLUB SESSIONS AT TRAMORE VALLEY PARK.

AS TRAMORE VALLEY PARK IS A SHARED PUBLIC SPACE ST FINBARR’S A.C. MEMBERS ARE TO BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW DURING ORGANISED CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS.

CLUB TRAINING: WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EVENINGS BETWEEN 6PM AND 7PM.

  • ORGANISED CLUB TRAINING CAN ONLY TAKE PLACE IN  SELECTED AREAS OF TRAMORE VALLEY PARK INDICATED BY CLUB COACHES
  • RUNNERS ARE TO FOLLOW INSTURCTIONS OF CLUB COACHES AT ALL TIMES
  • RUNNERS HAVE A DUTY OF CARE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY TO THEMSELVES AND OTHER PARK USERS AND ARE TO EXERCISE DUE CAUTION AT ALL TIMES
  • WHEN RUNNING ON PUBLIC PATH WAYS RUNNER ARE TO RUN IN SINGLE FILE AT THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE PATH
  • WHEN OVER TAKING OTHER RUNNERS THEY ARE TO OVERTAKE TO THE RIGHT AND MOVE IN TO THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE PATH WHEN OVERTAKING IS COMPLETE
  • WHEN CHANGING DIRECTION RUNNERS ARE TO LOOK OVER THEIR SHOULDER TO ENSURE THE PATH IS CLEAR BEFORE CROSSING THE PATH AND MOVE ON TO THE LEFTH HAND SIDE IN THE NEW DIRECTION 
  • WHEN RUNNING ON PITCHES/ FIELDS RUNNERS ARE TO BE AWARE THE SURFACE MAY BE UNEVEN/SLIPPY  AND ARE TO EXERCISE DUE CAUTION 

RUNNERS ARE TO BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS AND EXERSISE DUE CAUTION AT ALL TIMES 

  • PEDESTRIANS
  • OTHER RUNNERS
  • CYCLISTS
  • SCOOTERS
  • SKATEBOARDS
  • BUGGYS/ PRAMS ETC.
  • WHEEL CHAIR USERS
  • DOGS 
  • DOG LEADS
  • ANY OTHER SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALL HAZARDS NOT LISTED

Thank you for your attention. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask the St. Finbarr’s A.C. coaches at training sessions.

Club Membership (Needed ASAP)

The year is drawing to a close and we need to raise the issue of registration for 2024. In previous years, AAI insurance for registered athletes was extended to the end of January of the following year. This year, the Athletics Ireland system for 2024 has been up and running since November 20th. Consequently, all athletes insurance will expire on December 31st.

Athletes will NOT be covered for training or able to enter any competitions in 2024 if they have not registered for 2024. Sadly, that little end of January perk has gone by the wayside and we must now request our members to pre-register for 2024 as quickly as possible.

The annual subscription for 2024 is 70 euro.

Click here for Payment Options and 2024 Membership Form

If you use Bank Transfer, please state your FULL NAME first and foremost. Narratives like Club Sub, BARRS Payment, Track Fees, , etc. will result in unknown payments. We would encourage existing members not to use Standing Orders and have removed this option from the membership form.

AAI registration requires an Emergency Contact Name and Number for each club member. This is really a no brainer! If you have an Emergency at training or competition, we or the AAI need to know who to contact. We currently have ICE (in case of emergency) details for about 50% of the club and need to close out the list the other 50%. So, please comply with any request from us for ICE details.

In the meantime, we wish all our members and friends a very happy Christmas and all the best (of running) for the new year.

Club Registrar,

St. Finbarr’s A.C.

Open Cross Country Race 10th September

Would you like to try out Cross Country running?

Join us for an Open Cross Country Race on September 10th at the Cork Show Grounds.

💥 Open to all adults! Club registered and non-club registered runners!

👊 Great way to start off the Cross Country season ahead – Get back on the grass!

👊 Great way to give Cross Country a try without yet being registered with a club. 📣 Calling all solo runners, social runners, club runners and park runners!!

💥 Race Day: Sunday 10th September

💥 Adult races only

💥 4km intro/beginner race

💥 6km male race

💥 6km female race

📄Expression of Interest Required – Click here.

Club Awards Night Invitation

⭐Join us Friday night 26th May at 19:30 (after the track) for a special Awards Ceremony!

This year’s Club Awards will be presented to:

Darragh Mulcahy , Orla Byrne, Niamh Cronin, Katie Hickson, Irene Eighan, Rebecca McEvoy, Louisa Browne, Marie Kelly, Rhona Dempsey, Alex O’Shea, Padraig Mullins, Pat Murphy , Martina Kiely, Barry Twohig, Alan Hardiman, Anita Locke, Enda Kiernan, Gerry Cronin, Donie Murray , Rachel McEvoy Cian McParland and Joe Hegarty.

It would be great to gather together to congratulate this year’s award winning athletes.

There will be tea and coffee!

Track Night Friday May 19th 2023

Save the Date Friday May 19th!

Members of St.Finbarr’s A.C., Cork Track Club and Cork Sanctuary Runners will meet at the Mardyke track for competitive and fun track races. Mixed Male and Female, A & B Races.

Times here subject to change but please do arrive for Registration at 17.30.

Let us know what race or races you are interested in by expressing interest here:

Click Here: Sign up for Track Night Friday May 19th

Graded Mile Charity Event 2022

On Wednesday evening 21 December 2022 we held a series of graded miles at the Mardyke Track.

On the night we raised €420 which was contributed by those present. The Club added to this donation and in January 2023 presented a total of €600 to Cork Penny Dinners, a critical and vitally needed, local charity.

Thank you to everyone who was involved in arranging the event in any way and to those who managed clocks, rang bells etc.

We also presented the individual and team medals for the National Marathon Championship from the Dublin Marathon. A huge congratulations to Niamh, Katie, Irene, Cathal and Jeremy.

Our good friend Joe Murphy of Joe Anne photos kindly joined us for the evening and took some great photos. You can flick through the photos here:

Photo Album 1

Photo Album 2

Presentation of Dublin Marathon (National Marathon) Medals

The final team results for the Dublin City Marathon held on 30th October 2022 were published on 6th December.

Congratulations to our Women’s Team of Niamh, Katie and Irene who won the National o35 Team Gold. They were the 1st team o35 out of 82 teams!

Well done to our Men, who narrowly missed a National Bronze Medal by 2 minutes over 78 Miles when finishing 4th overall.

These medals are in addition to the age category medals won by Jeremy, Niamh and Cathal.

Well done everyone. See the Athletics Ireland website for further details.

Presentation of the medals was held on 21 December 2022 during our Graded Mile Charity event.

Our good friend Joe Murphy of Joe Anne photos kindly joined us for the evening and took some great photos.

Photo Album 1

Photo Album 2

Cork City 10 Miler Donation to Cork Simon Community

Members of St. Finbarr’s AC who presented the Cork Simon Community with a cheque for €3,000, the proceeds of the Cork City 10-Mile Road Race which took place in August 2022.

Accepting the cheque on behalf of the Cork Simon Community is Margaret O’Sullivan, Fundraising (on left) and Rebecca McEvoy, chair of St. Finbarr’s AC.

Pictures courtesy of Brian Lougheed.

Don’t Forget to Sign Up for Cork County Novice

Cross Country Season Continues…

9th October: Cork County Novice

Location: Conna, Cork

Please complete the form here if interested

This is a great way for new members to get a feel for a team athletics event.

It’s honestly so much fun, come on sign up and get your Barr’s A.C. singlet ready!

Some of the best runners in the club and all clubs countywide are eligible for Novice Cross Country so it promises to be a great competition.

We are looking to put teams together for both the men and the women’s race. The more the better. Sign Up at this link!

https://forms.gle/KUw1jJoT3DB3mPx3A

Cross Country Club Event Sunday 25th September

A club event for members, who are interested in running Cross Country this Autumn/ Winter will take place Sunday September 25th 2022.

Meet Time: Warm up 10.30 (stretches and strides with Dan).

Event Start Time: 11am

Meeting Point: Tramore Valley Park (top of the grass dome to the East of the car park)

The main purpose of the event is to get people back running on grass while putting teams together for the upcoming cross country season.

There will be cross country events happening throughout October, November, December and into February 2023.

The more members to take part in the cross country events the better. There is a place for everyone on a team.

With Novice, Novice B, Senior, Intermediate and Masters races for Cork, Munster and Nationals there is a race for everyone.

Let’s wash out the fields of Cork and Munster with a sea of Barr’s jerseys!

This club event on Sunday 25th September at 11am will be held at Tramore Valley Park.

For those experimenting with cross country for the first time, there will be no need for spikes for the trial, unless there is heavy rain in the intervening period.

Feel free to wear regular runners or spikes for this one!

Any queries on this event can go to Coach Dan Kennedy 0872136827.

Anyone not available to run, but available to help out on the day, please also contact Dan as some stewards are required.

(Details subject to change in line with Athletics Ireland)

Photos from Last Year’s Cross Country Fun:

St Finbarr’s Novice Ladies 2021
Shane Cooney and Rowing Olympian Paul O’Donovan
Club XC Trial/Training Session Tramore Valley Park