Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Notice...An Riocht AC Last Chance Track Meet - Sat 2nd Sept 2017


An Ríocht AC are their new Last Chance Track Meet in Castleisland, Co.Kerry on Saturday, 2nd September 2017 and the cost is €7 per event.

Events... 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 3000m, Long Jump & Shot Put

It starts at 12 noon and runs until about 2pm.

Online entries HERE

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Notice...Glen of Aherlow Loop de Loop Half, Full & Ultra Marathon in Tipperary - Sat 16th Sept 2017

This event is coming up on Saturday the 16th of September 2017 in Lisvarrinane, Co.Tipperary and there is a choice between a 13.1 mile half-marathon, 26.2 mile marathon and a 39.3 mile ultra-marathon.

The route will be fully marked and entry includes a hot meal afterwards and a technical t-shirt.
***Note that places are limited and are expected to fill up fast.***

The course is a 13.1 mile loop. You complete it once for the half, twice for the full and three times for the ultra. The route is on a mixture of hiking trails, forest roads and quiet country roads, starting and finishing near Lisvarrinane.

Race registration, showers and food will be at the Village Hall in Lisvarrinane.

From the organisers.......We are happy to roll out the 4th edition of the Glen of Aherlow Loop de Loop Race.

The race start/finish will be in the village of Lisvarrinane in the Glen of Aherlow.

As with our other long distance races, sign up will include:
Hot showers afterward, full meal, technical t-shirt and aid stations.
Route is fully marked.

Half Marathon (1 loop)         start 12noon     €40 entry
 Full Marathon (2 loops)         start 10am         €50 entry
Ultra Marathon (3 loops)         start 8am         €60 entry

This event in online entry only through No registration on the day. No cash on day

Entries >> For registration visit and follow instructions below:
If you have not completed an IMRA race so far in 2017, please follow steps 1 to 3. If you have already completed an IMRA race this year, just complete step 3.

1. Click on ‘register for MyIMRA’ to create an imra ID, login and password
2. Join IMRA for 2017 – registration fee of €10. This will generate a number for rest of year.
3. Click on ‘purchase IMRA products’ and select your preferred race.
You will receive your physical race number on the morning of the race.

For further information, please check out Munster Mountain Running Association on Facebook or visit  

Kerry...Results of the Rose of Tralee 10k - Sun 20th Aug 2017

A total of 419 runners turned out for this years Rose of Tralee 10k in Co.Kerry on Sunday the 20th of August 2017. While this is a really good number for a race in Kerry, it's still down 23% on last year. As the chart shows above, it has been on a downward slide since 2014 when the numbers were over double what they were this year.

1 Mark HANRAHAN    00:30:38 M (1)    Leevale AC
2 Derek GRIFFIN    00:34:15 M (2)    Tralee Harriers AC
3 Gary EGAN    00:34:39 M (3)    An Bru AC
7 Laura CROWE    00:35:46 F (1)    An Riocht AC
21 Sharon CAHILL 00:40:06 F (2)   
23 Rachel STOKES 00:40:20 F (3)  


1) Adrienne McLoughlin has an album HERE

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Notice...Open Cross Country in Newcastle West, Co.Limerick - Sun 3rd Sept 2017

With the cross country season coming up in late Autumn, West Limerick AC are organising an event which should appeal to club athletes in training as well as those who have never tried X-Country before.

From the organisers...West Limerick Ac Open Cross Country Races.

The 4th annual open cross country race will take place on Sunday September 3rd 2017 in the Demense, Newcastle West, Co.Limerick.
The juvenile races will start from 12pm. Adult races will start at approximately 1.30pm.  Our races have been well supported from clubs all over Munster as it provides a good competitive race ahead of the county cross country  championship races. The event is AAI permitted.

Entry Fees: Mens (8k) €10, Ladies (5k) €10, Fit4Life (2 miles) €7, Juveniles €5

Registration from 11am at Newcastle West Community Centre

Distances: Men 8k, Ladies 5k,
Fit4Life 2 Miles , An ideal introduction to Cross Country!

Juveniles u10 1000m, u12 2000m, u14 3000m, u16 4000m, u18 boys 6000m, u18 girls 4000m

Juveniles: Medals for 1st 3 boys and girls of all ages
Fit4Life: Medals for 1st 3
Ladies 5k and Mens 8k:
Commemorative medals for
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st o40 & 1st o50, Teams (4 to Score)

Refreshments provided after race. Car Parking and changing facilities provided in the community centre in Newcastle West. It is located beside the Newcastle West GAA field in the Demense.

For any further details contact Liam Healy on 0877725941

Directions........Detailed directions on how to get there can be seen HERE

This is a map of the course...

Juvenile race...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Clonmel Half-Marathon now closed

Entries for the 2017 Clonmel Half-Marathon closed on Wednesday the 16th of August, the first time this race has ever sold out. If you haven't registered already, make sure you don't travel to Clonmel on Sunday looking to enter.

In 2016, they had 690 entries and that included people entering on the morning of the race. With the 800 limit, it's up 16% already and would probably be a good deal more if people could enter on the day.

This race is organised by Clonmel AC and they have grown it slowly but surely over the years. Here is a statement from Niall O'Sullivan of the club..."We are excited to announce the Boston Scientific Marathon is a sell out, with a grand total of 800 entrants! Registration is now officially closed, with no further entries taken online or on the weekend of the race!"

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fewer than 40 places left now for the Clonmel Half-Marathon

As of today, there are now fewer than 40 places left for the Clonmel Half-Marathon on Sunday the 20th of August. This race is now in its 7th year and entries are well ahead of last year with 700+ entries so far.

If you are interested in doing it then make sure you enter soon. The entry fee goes up on the 18th if it hasn't sold out by then.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Notice...Moycarkey Coolcroo 5km road race, Tipperary - Fri 18th Aug 2017

The annual Moycarkey Coolcroo AC 5km road race is coming up on Friday the 18th of August 2017.

Registration will be in the newly built Littleton Community Centre with the start and finish lines close by.

Preview.......A preview of the route with maps and photos can be seen HERE

The club's website is

As can be seen from the map below, the village of Littleton is just off the M8 motorway so it's easy to get to.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Clare...Results of the Ennis Track AC Fleadh 5 Mile - Sat 12th Aug 2017

92 runners turned out for this 5 mile road race organised by Ennis Track AC on Sat 12th Aug 2017.

1    0:25:43 NIALL SHANAHAN,     Crecora    M
2    0:26:42 COLM TURNER,     Limerick AC    M
3    0:27:41 CONOR DEVANE,     Ennis Track AC    M
7    0:30:41 DEE GRADY,     Ennis Track AC    F
12    0:32:01 VERONICA COLLERAN,     Ennis Track AC    F
18    0:33:02 ANNE MARIE CONNELLAN,     Ennis Track AC    F

Full results below...

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Notice...Liz Hayes Memorial 5 mile fun run in Ballyduff, Waterford - Fri 11th Aug 2017

From the organisers.....The annual Eilish Ni Aodha memorial 5 mile race will be held on Friday August 11th at 7:30pm, walkers will go at 6:45.

Entry is 10 euro, Students and Juniors 5 euro, cash prizes for first three male/females home and cash prizes for the first male/female over 40/50’s, first male/female juniors will also receive a prize and there will be many spot prizes on the night. The first male and female will also  be presented with the annual Liz Hayes trophy.

John O’Shea will provide entertainment on the night and there will be the usual fine array of refreshments served in the Community Centre following the race, where the prize-giving  will take place.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Clare...Results of the Clare Ladies 5k - Wed 9th Aug 2017

The 2nd Annual Johnny Hayes Memorial and Clare Ladies 5k Wednesday 9th August 2017.

1    0:19:29    KIERAN DILLON,     St Marys AC    M
2    0:20:08    AARON KELLY,     St Marys AC    M
3    0:20:20    DEREK LYNCH,     Fergus AC    M
5    0:21:20    LAURA EGAN,     Kilmihil    F
11    0:22:20    GRACE MC KIERNAN,     Kilrush Ladies GAA    F
12    0:22:25    JEAN O LEARY,     Newmarket On Fergus Ladies F 

Full results below...

Monday, August 7, 2017

Clare...Results of the Quilty 5k Colour Run - Mon 7th Aug 2017

338 people turned out for this 5k Colour Run in Quilty, Co.Clare.

1    0:18:47    CAOILFHIONN O DEA,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
2    0:19:44    RONAN DONNELLAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
3    0:19:49    JOHN O DONOGHUE,     Connolly    M
4    0:20:24    CAOIMHE CARMODY,     Marian AC    F
9    0:22:30    SUE GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F
10    0:22:59    SIOFRA O DEA,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 

 Full results below...

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Clare...Results of the Dan O'Halloran 5k in Kilmihil - Sat 5th Aug 2017

170 people turned out for this years event in Kilmihil.

1 17:38    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M
2 18:56    DON HAYES,     An Bru AC    M
3 19:02    DAMIEN CAREY,     St Marys AC    M
1 20:33    ANNE MARIE CONNELLAN,     Ennis Track AC    F40
2 20:50    LAURA EGAN,     Kilmihil    F
3 20:53    RITA KIERCE,     St Marys AC    F50 

Full results below...

Friday, August 4, 2017

Tipperary...Results of the Clogheen 5k road race - Thurs 3rd Aug 2017

173 runners turned out for this year's Clogheen 5k road race on Thursday the 3rd of August.  Some fine times were posted including six women breaking 20 minutes.

1 106 Stewart Moloney Mooreabbey Milers Senior Men 16.13
2 117 Declan Guina West Limerick AC Senior Men 17.03
3 118 Ian Kelly West Limerick AC Senior Men 17.15
8 212 Sharon Cleere Thurles Crokes Senior Ladies 18.30
10 21 Marie McCarthy Farranmaine Ladies o40 18.34
12 102 Madeline Loughnane Thurles Crokes Ladies 045 18.42

Full results below...

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Clare...Results of the Clare Athletics 5k race in Ennis - Thurs 3rd Aug 2017

112 runners turned out for the 5th and final race in the Clare Athletics Series in Ennis on Thurs 3rd Aug 2017.

1    0:16:14    LIAM NAUGHTON,     Ennis Track AC    M    99    1
2    0:16:30    MARTIN GLYNN,     Ennis Track AC    M    218    2
3    0:17:07    JAMES WHELAN,     Ennis Track AC    M    155    3
11    0:19:13    CLAIRE MADIGAN,     St Johns AC    F    115    11
12    0:19:20    VERONICA COLLERAN,     Ennis Track AC    F    216    12
17    0:19:28    ANN MARIE CONNELLAN,     Ennis Track AC    F    100    17

Full results below...

Notice...Clogheen 5km road race, Tipperary - Thursday 3rd August 2017

This 5 km road race in South Tipperary is coming up on Thursday, the 3rd of August 2017. Located centrally to the towns of Mitchelstown, Cahir and Clonmel, this race should be of interest to a lot of runners.

Against the backdrop of the Knockmealdown  Mountains, it's a lovely spot for a race.

Course Preview...Maps, directions and a preview of the course can be seen HERE 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Clare...Results of the Clare Athletics 5k in Ennis - Thurs 27th July 2017

81 runners turned out for this 5k race in Ennis as part of the Clare Athletics Series.

1    0:15:34    NIALL SHANAHAN,     Limerick    M    179    1
2    0:16:02    DONAL DEVINE,     Ennis Track AC    M    125    2
3    0:16:09    LIAM NAUGHTON,     Ennis Track AC    M    99    3
1    0:19:41    CLAIRE MADIGAN,     St Johns AC    F    115    18
2    0:19:45    ANN MARIE CONNELLAN,     Ennis Track AC    F    100    19
3    0:19:49    MEAVE FLANNERY,     Derg AC    F    19    21

Full results below...

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Clare...Results of the Clare Athletics 5k race - Thurs 20th July 2017

A total of 86 runners turned out for this 5k race in Lee's Road, Ennis on Thurs 20th July 2017.

1 16:20    LIAM NAUGHTON,     Ennis Track AC    M
2 17:17    IAN KELLY,     West Limerick AC    M
3 17:42    KEVIN O GRADY,     Ennis    M
1 19:42    MEAVE FLANNERY,     Derg AC    F
2 19:51    ANN MARIE CONNELLAN,     Ennis Track AC    F
3 20:08    RITA KIERCE,     St Marys AC    F 

Full results below...

Monday, July 17, 2017

Notice...Ballynonty 10 mile road race, Tipperary - Sun 30th July 2017

This 10 mile road race is coming up on Sunday the 30th of July 2017 at 11am. It could probably be best described as a 'back to basics, no frills' 10 mile road race.

There is no chip timing, no dry fit tops, no medals, no online entries, no early bird entry, no late bird entry, no goodie bags or any of the other stuff. Just a good quality old fashioned 10 mile road race over an accurately measured course for a very modest price with a great spread afterwards.

The village of Ballynonty is in South Tipperary and is just a few miles off the M8 motorway.

The race is organised by Ballynonty AC who have a website HERE.

Course Preview....A full preview of the course with maps, profile, directions, photos, etc can be seen HERE

Friday, July 14, 2017

Clare...Results of the Clare Athletics 5k race in Ennis - Thurs 13th July 2017

This was the second race in the ongoing Clare Athletics 5k race series held at Lee's Road in Ennis.

1    0:15:56    LIAM NAUGHTON,     Ennis Track AC    M 
2    0:16:28    KEVIN CHESSER,     Ennis Track AC    M 
3    0:16:45    JAMES WHELAN,     Ennis Track AC    M 
1    0:18:59    CLAIRE MADIGAN,     St Johns AC    F 
2    0:19:33    ANN MARIE CONNELLAN,     Ennis Track AC    F 
3    0:19:50    MEAVE FLANNERY,     Derg AC    F

The full results are below...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Notice...Clerihan 5 mile road race, Tipperary - Fri 14th July 2017

The Clerihan 5 mile Road Race is coming up on Friday evening, the 14th of July at 7:30pm in South Tipperary...

Organised in association with Clonmel AC, this is the fifth year of this race. 

Clerihan is located about 4 miles to the north-west of Clonmel on the R688 road to Cashel...

Preview.......A full description with maps, photos and a preview of the course can be seen HERE