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!

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!

Courtmacsherry 10k

Cathal O Donovan was 4th just the day after his Shanagarry 5 performance! Incredible stuff as he ran 35.07 which is 5.39 pace. In the ladies race Eileen Buckley was 4th home in 44.05. Sandwiched between Cathal and Eileen was Darren Mulcahy. Darren finished 19th in a very good performance in a time of 41.10 (6.36 pace) which was 1.45 better than his Dunmanway 10k time the previous week.

Dunmanway 10k

Congrats to Margo Dinan on a fantastic 3rd place in this race last sunday. Margo had still been feeling the effects of the marathon up to last friday but obviously the treatment she was getting that night worked! Gillian Cotter was 4th in another excellent post marathon performance. The results are as follows:

37 Fergal Sargent 42.37
41 Margo Dinan 42.46
42 Darren Mulcahy 42.49
59 Gillian Cotter 43.55
68 Anne Wolfe 44.39

69 Trevor O Neill 44.43
70 Irene Hartigan 44.49
82 Aiden Henry 45.49
112 Claire O Neill 48.18
116 Barry Coleman 48.54
164 Lina Boyd 52.45

Races all over the shop!

Wow, you turn your back for a few days and next thing there are results appearing from all over the place.

Just as people are recovering from their marathon efforts and their bodies are starting to return to normal (is there such a setting as normal?) there was the 2nd round of the John Buckley Sports graded league, the Glanmire 4 mile race, the Iniscarra 4 mile race and the Ballyclough 5k plus some people excelled in triathlons and the results of the John Buckley 5k (run the week before the marathon) came out too.

So that’s the starting point, pre-marathon when (nearly) everyone was still in one piece the John Buckley 5k attracted a massive field and our own John Meade was 4th and Cathal O Connell was 5th. These performances were obviously perfect warm-ups for the lads given how well they ran in the half marathon and marathon respectively. In the M50 category Michael Murphy was 1st while Willie Hayes was 3rd in M55. In the ladies F35 we had a 1,2,3 with Michelle Nolan 1st, Ann Wolfe 2nd and Gillian Cotter 3rd! Ann Donnelly was 1st in F50. Great performances all round!

In the graded league there were some excellent performances and the club still lies in 3rd position after two rounds. Denis Coughlan was 2nd in the A 800m while David Hickey was 6th. In the B 800m Cathal O Donovan continued his recent good form with a very close 2nd while Declan Murphy also kept his form up with a 5th place finish. Colin Condon and Eamon McEvoy were 6th and 7th respectively. In the discus Tony O Brien was 3rd. The 3rd round is on next Wednesday for those of you who can attend. Details are already on this site.

In the Glanmire 4 mile race last week Ann Donnelly put in a great performance to finish 3rd in the ladies race with Marion Lyons 1st in F55. Willie Hayes improved on his 3rd place finish in the 5k to come 2nd M55 in this race.

In Friday’s Iniscarra 4 mile we had a 1,2 in the ladies and a 2nd and 3rd in the men’s. Geraldine O Shea won the ladies race from Mary Sweeney (incredible after her marathon effort!) while Declan Murphy’s excellent recent form continued with a brilliant 2nd place with Eoin O Keeffe just behind him in 3rd. The results from this are as follows:

2. Declan Murphy 23.22
3. Eoin O Keeffe 23.50
13. Ted O Flynn 26.16
16. Geraldine O Shea 26.57
28 Mary Sweeney 28.32
52 Regina Burton 32.18 (5th lady)
66 Anne Hickey 33.36
67 Kitty Harrington-Buckley 33.44
69 Marion Lyons 34.13

In yesterday’s Ballyclough 5k Mary Murphy was 1st F50 when finishing 41st in 24.44.

Finally, some fantastic triathlon performances as in the Schull triathlon Katie Cooke was 1st and Louise Keane 3rd in the ladies event. Louise certainly made up for not finishing her last Tri due to bike trouble! Neil Creedon finished 13th in this event and won the M50 category. Meanwhile in Cahirciveen Karina Teahan was brilliant in successfully defending her Sive Triathlon title while Aidan O’Gorman was 6th overall. Brilliant performances by all concerned.

Just a reminder that if I have missed anything let me know at

Cork Marathon

Well done everyone on the fantastic performances. The weather conditions were near perfect and it resulted in some great achievements in the full, half and team relay events.

In the Marathon Cathal O Connell was 8th overall in 2.33.57 (just 24 seconds off 5th!) and was first in M45. Mary Sweeney was another category winner in F50 and Margo was 3rd in F40. These are all provisional results. We are also waiting on confirmation that Margo broke the world marathon talking record! 🙂

In the half marathon John Meade came 2nd with a great performance in 74.10. James Cosgrave was 4th overall and was 1st M40 in 76.39. Claire McCarthy was 2nd in the ladies half in a time of 80.48 finishing 9th overall. This was another brilliant performance from Claire who is showing some great form at the moment. Orla Crosbie put in an excellent performance to finish 2nd F40 in a time of 1.36.51. These are also provisional results.

In the team relay Martin McCarthy was part of the first team to finish while St. Finbarr’s AC floaters were 8th overall in 2.45.20. The team was made up of Patrick Rahilly, Karina Teahan, Neil Murphy, Brian russell and Aidan O’Gorman.

Here are the provisional results. If I missed anyone let me know as I had to go through the program to extract the Barr’s runners and the club wasn’t listed for everyone.

Here are the provisional marathon results:

Pos Bib Name Category Finish Chiptime 13 Miles

8 756 Cathal O’Connell M45 02:34:00 02:33:57 01:15:59 1st M45
24 410 Ivan Slovak M35 02:53:11 02:53:08 01:23:20
56 752 Gerard Cronin M40 03:03:20 03:03:17 01:28:53
57 1299 Cornelius Marshall M35 03:03:20 03:03:10 01:32:06
114 1368 Paul O’Toole M45 03:14:30 03:14:21 01:36:06
129 820 Paul Duggan M40 03:15:57 03:15:54 01:26:25
139 426 Eamonn Carroll M45 03:17:55 03:17:47 01:32:50
149 668 Gillian Cotter F35 03:18:49 03:18:42 01:36:55
153 695 Margo Dinan F40 03:19:20 03:19:13 01:37:45 3rd F40
177 1003 Mary Sweeney F50 03:21:16 03:21:08 01:37:45 1st F50
194 902 Dan Kennedy M55 03:23:04 03:23:02 01:37:35
216 463 Col Conway F40 03:26:13 03:25:50 01:40:21
241 1080 Tom Murray M35 03:28:06 03:27:42 01:42:02
303 598 Trevor O’Neill M35 03:31:53 03:31:20 01:42:07
314 594 Anne Wolfe F35 03:33:10 03:32:52 01:43:20
386 466 Martin O’Reilly M35 03:39:31 03:39:09 01:44:12
450 656 John Coleman M40 03:44:17 03:42:24 01:51:18
456 347 Irene Eighan FO 03:44:26 03:42:52 01:52:25
513 573 Tom Cuddihy M40 03:47:59 03:47:09 01:51:20
514 1588 Cedric Duche MO 03:48:07 03:47:23 01:45:38
570 708 John Gately M45 03:52:03 03:51:09 01:52:21
589 1494 Claire O Neill FO 03:53:23 03:51:48 01:53:45
594 1347 John Sheppard MO 03:53:36 03:53:12 01:45:18
602 635 Aiden Henry M40 03:54:01 03:53:28 01:45:47
711 1081 Paul Forde M40 03:59:13 03:58:49 01:46:10
760 1405 Micheál Ó Crualaoi M45 04:01:44 04:01:20 01:58:42
763 759 Ronan McCarthy MO 04:01:51 04:01:14 01:58:05
776 875 Mary Mulcahy F45 04:03:06 04:01:36 02:00:50
833 903 Kitty Harrington-Buckley F45 04:08:17 04:07:12 01:59:51
845 285 Amanda Stavrou F50 04:10:13 04:09:02 02:00:44
872 487 Colette Daly F40 04:13:23 04:12:42 01:58:12
961 221 Colin Mc Taggart M45 04:21:57 04:20:44 02:00:44

Here are the provisional half marathon results:

Pos Bib Name Cat Cat Pos Finish Chip
2 3111 John Meade MO 1 01:14:10 01:14:09
4 3098 James Cosgrave M40 1 01:16:39 01:16:37 1st M40
9 3145 Claire McCarthy F 1 01:20:48 01:20:47 1st F
40 2652 Dave O’Regan M40 8 01:30:25 01:30:20
63 3019 Killian O’Leary MO 19 01:33:43 01:33:32
87 2138 Orla Crosbie F40 1 01:36:59 01:36:51 1st F40
92 2693 Kathleen Kelly F35 4 01:37:14 01:37:00
103 2722 Rachael O’Callaghan F35 6 01:38:49 01:38:44
144 2636 Jamie Griffin MO 46 01:42:16 01:41:54
208 2421 Eileen Buckley F45 5 01:45:42 01:44:39
280 2221 Una Kennedy FO 23 01:49:31 01:48:54
285 2977 Finbarr Coleman M35 44 01:49:37 01:48:58
291 2512 Rebecca McEvoy FO 27 01:49:47 01:49:36
437 2774 Moire O’Connell FO 55 01:56:57 01:56:27
447 2726 Daithi Merrick M40 63 01:57:23 01:56:34
449 2777 Marlene Enright FO 59 01:57:25 01:56:34
488 2805 Oonagh Horgan FO 66 01:58:18 01:57:33
493 2508 Clodagh Carroll FO 68 01:58:32 01:57:29
507 2727 Leonie Merrick F40 24 01:58:51 01:57:59
606 2144 Anne Hickey F45 15 02:03:06 02:02:56
639 2577 Lina Boyd F45 17 02:04:52 02:04:43
687 2529 Kate Hennessy FO 117 02:08:10 02:06:43
722 2681 Michelle Manning FO 132 02:11:05 02:10:14
851 2660 Jean Ryan F50 15 02:20:20 02:19:04

John Buckley Graded Track & Field League

There were some top performances in the first meeting recently in CIT.

Cathal O Donovan won the B 3000 metres leading from start to finish. Our own Kevin Coleman started to reel Cathal in towards the finish but a final kick by Cathal meant he held on to win by 2 seconds. Michael Murphy, Stephen Geoghegan and Martina Kiely made it a Barr’s top 5. Behind them Michelle Nolan, Eddie Barry, Orla Crosby and Tony O Brien filled 8th to 11th positions. Cathals performance came just a day after finishing 2nd in a cycling time trial so a great two days for him!

In other events, Barbara Curran was 5th in the 200m, the mens team were 4th in the 4*400m while the ladies were 1st in the same event. Declan Murphy ran strongly to finish 13th in the A 3000m. Daithi Merrick and Tony O Brien were 3rd and 4th respectively in the shot and 2nd and 4th in the 56 WFD (no idea – I’m guessing a discus but could just as easily be darts?!)

Overall the club lies in 3rd place after this round.

10k Results

Congratulations on some great 10k results to Kevin Coleman who was 4th in Bandon in 37.50 and to Karina Teahan who was 2nd in Mungret, Co Limerick in 40.49 recently.