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

Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2014 – BARRS Results

Congratulations to all of our athletes who took part in this year’s Dublin City Marathon. In what were very difficult conditions with strong winds throughout, there were great times and performances posted by everyone.

We had three people finish 2nd in their age category. Cathal O Connell was 2nd M50 in a time of 2:37, while Margo Dinan was 2nd F45 in 3:11 and Mary Sweeney was 2nd F50 in 3:16.

See results in Excel Format here

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!