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

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Kerry...Results of the Brandon Bay Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 8th July 2017

This years Brandon Bay Half-Marathon & 10k was held on Saturday the 8th of July 2017 in nice sunny conditions. As can be seen from the chart above, there was a drop off in numbers with 99 in the half-marathon and 231 in the 10k. The overall numbers were down 13% on 2016, not a huge drop but a drop all the same.

1 Shane GALLAGHER     Male     1:24:38
2 Roy GILB         Male     1:25:30
3 Derek HUNTER         Male     1:26:19
8 Rachel STOKES     Female     1:35:55
24 Lisa CROWLEY     Watergrasshill AC     Female     1:46:32
26 Babette BOOKELAAR     Female     1:47:10

1 Arther FITZGERALD     Male     37:47
2 Conor SHANNON     Male     41:49
3 Scott GILB         Male     43:29
9 Audrey GAHAN         Female     45:12
21 Ciara LANIGAN     Female     48:05
24 Emer MACAVIN     Female     48:52

The full results can be seen HERE

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Notice…Rathmore 4 mile race, Kerry…Sun 9th July 2017

Rathmore Ladies GAA are holding a 4 mile run/walk on Sunday the 9th of July 2017 at 1pm. Organised in association with Gneeveguilla AC, it will start and finish at Rathmore GAA grounds which are to the south-west of Rathmore in Co.Kerry.

 Located on the Cork-Kerry border, this 4 mile race should be of interest to runners from both counties.

Preview...... Maps and directions can be found HERE

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Limerick...Results of the Dromcollogher Carnival 4 mile road race - Mon 3rd July 2017

The annual Dromcollogher Carnivalal 4 mile road race was held on Monday the 3rd of July 2017 and attracted a nice field of 157 runners.

1 21:21    ANTHONY MANNIX,     Leevale AC    M
2 22:02    PATRICK O CONNOR,     Riocht AC    M O/40
3 22:04    GERARD GUINA,     West Limerick AC    M  
1 24:38    CAROL FINN,     Leevale AC    F 
2 25:58    VAL SHEEDY,     West Limerick AC    F 
3 26:46    AOIFE CARROLL,     Mallow    F  

The full results can be seen below...

Monday, July 3, 2017

Clare...Results of the Mountshannon 5k & 10k - Sun 2nd July 2017

225 people took part in this combined 5k/10k event in Mounshannon, Co.Clare.

1 21:24    SHANE O ROURKEL,     Mountshannon    M 5k
2 21:38    PADRAIG CAHILL,     Ennis Track AC    Junior men 5k
3 22:59    LUKE SUGRUE,     Mountshannon    Junior men 5k
7 25:19    ROISIN CAHILL,     Ennis Track AC    Junior Ladies 5k
9 25:43    SINEAD MARTIN,     Athenry AC    F 5k
18 27:44    DEIRDRE CAHILL,     Ennis Track AC    F 5k

M 10k     Race    Race
    1    0:35:14    IAN O HALLORAN,     Killaloe    M    222    46
    2    0:35:21    KEITH LYNCH,     B. M. O. H.    M    229    48
    3    0:38:24    MARK DALY,     Ennis Track AC    M    221    53
F  10k     Race    Race
    1    0:44:10    PATRICIA O BRIEN,     Tuamgraney    F 10k    228    73
    2    0:44:10    MEAVE FLANNERY,     Derg AC    F    232    74
    3    0:48:18    SARAH MC MAHON,     Scariff    F    225    102

Full results below...

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Waterford...Results of the Knockanore 4 mile - Thurs 29th June 2017

This 4 miler was held in Knockanore in West Waterford on what was a very busy few days for races in the area. On the Wednesday, there was a 5k in Mount Uniacke and Ballyduff Upper. On Friday, there was a 6 miler near Dungarvan. A few years ago, there would only be a handful in a month as opposed to four in three days.

1    24.05    Fergal    Sargent    113
2    25.44    Denis    Kelliher    102
3    25.56    David    O'Connor    129
15    28.52    Kate    Veale    117
17    29.22    Stephanie     Ilsley    108
19    30.07    Sarah    Mulcahy    140

Full results below...

Clare...Results of the Kilrush Ladies GAA 5k - Thurs 29th June 2017

123 people turned out for the Kilrush Ladies GAA 5k in Co.Clare on Thurs 29th June 2017.

1    0:18:05    JOHN KEOGH,     Kilmihil    M
2    0:18:17    JAMES FLANAGAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
3    0:18:49    KIERAN DILLON,     St Marys AC    M
11    0:21:39    CATHRIONA MEEHAN,     West Clare Ladies GAA    F
12    0:22:07    MAGS MALONE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F
14    0:22:25    CATHERINE QUEALLY,     West Clare Tri Club    F

The full results are below...

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Race notice...Rás na Rinne, West Waterford - Fri 30th May 2017

The 8th race in the Intersport Elverys / Asics Summer Road Race Series is coming up on Friday, the 30th of June 2017 with Rás na Rinne in West Waterford.

Located just south of Dungarvan in West Waterford, the Gaeltacht area of An Rinn (Ring) is the location for the annual Rás na Rinne.

Directions...Just to the south of Dungarvan on the N25 Cork road near the bridge over the River Brickey, look for the turn off east (R674)  for An Rinn. Just after a bad bend, make sure you take the left at the next Y junction. Pretty soon, you'll see the local Garda station...

The start and finish of the race is on this small road at the west side of the station (You can see the Colaiste Na Rinne in the distance). Entries for the race will be taken at Halla Phobail na Rinne which is about 200 metres down the main road on the right.

 View from opposite direction of Halla Phobail Na Rinne

From the organisers of the race West Waterford AC........INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2017.

25th Annual Ras Na Rinne 6

Race 8 in the INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2017. is the 25th Annual Mooney's Pub Ras Na Rinne 6 miler. The race starts on the road at Colaiste Na Rinne and after a mile it goes onto the Cunnigar beach for 4 miles approximately before returning the on the same road to the finish. The race will start at 7.30 pm and the entry fee is 5 EURO pre registration and 8 euro race night. The winner each year receives the O' Droma Family perpetual shield with prizes in the usual categories. Entries will be taken at Halla Na Rinne and the presentation of prizes will be held in Mooney’s Pub.

Course Record:William Harty K.C.K 29.14 (2000)Ladies Lori Stitch U.S.A. 35.14 (1998) Pauline Lambe Tullamore Harriers AC 35.14 (2009)

A full preview with directions and photos can be seen HERE

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Notice - Clonmel Half-Marathon, Tipperary - Sun 20th Aug 2017

The Clonmel Half-Marathon is coming up on Sunday the 20th of August 2017 and there is an entry limit of 800 runners. Since it first started back in 2010, it has grown in popularity every year and if you are interested then you should enter as soon as possible.

The standard entry fee is €35 and that includes a dry fit top.

Here is a note from Clonmel AC.......Clonmel AC are delighted to have Boston Scientific as our main sponsors for the 7th consecutive year.  This year's race will take place on Sunday 20th August at the new earlier time of 10am. With a €35 entry fee, this half marathon offers great value for money, for the fee you get race entry, chip timing, Performance T-Shirt, souvenir medal, water & fruit at finish line plus complementary post race refreshments which include tea, coffee, sandwiches, buns, biscuits etc served with the great Clonmel AC hospitality!

We will also have a DJ at the finish blasting out tunes to help motivate you on the last 100m, adding to the atmosphere for athletes & spectators alike. Bring along the family to support you & let the kids enjoy the Bouncy Castle in the finishing area while your out running.

We provide small water bottles at our 4 water stations throughout the course & give a choice of 4 Pacers if anyone wants company to achieve their target. At Clonmel AC we want to make the 13.1 miles as enjoyable an experience as possible & with the help of our 100+ volunteers we're there to give you a big welcome & encourage you all the way. We even have the team from South Tipp Physio at the finish ready to give you a complementary massage to relieve your aching muscles. Please read the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS section on the Boston Scientific Half Marathon tab to learn everything you need to know about the event.

As well as establishing itself as a PB Half Marathon course we're happy to say it's also earned a reputation as a great course for a beginners Half Marathon. Clonmel AC host this event in an atmosphere of friendship & we're there to encourage & support everyone to achieve their goal every step of the way regardless of time, we were even delighted to welcome many Walkers to our event in 2016 & hope to see many more come along in 2017. This half marathon is an 'all inclusive' event, if you train to participate in it, we'll be there to meet you at the end!

With just 10 weeks from Boston Scientific Half Marathon to the Dublin Marathon it's the perfect addition to the marathon training plan to establish your condition in the lead up Dublin.
This event proved very useful preparation to Claire Gibbons McCarthy from Leevale AC who won the ladies race & set the new women's course record on our Half Marathon. Claire went on to run a seasons best of 2:38 in the Berlin Marathon in September 2016.


Entry Fee:
€35 from 2nd July to 11th August 2017

€45 on 19th & 20th August at race HQ

A €1.95 transaction fee applies to all online applications.

The race website is

In the Launch photo - left to right - Conor Fleming, Frank Lynch, Mark Darmody, Nicola Maunsell, Peter Kiely (Quality Engineer, Boston Scientific), Kieran Dunne (HR Director, Boston Scientific) and Niall O’Sullivan.  The run takes place on Sunday, August 20th at 10.00am.

PRIZES for #BSHM2017

There is a total prize fund of over €2500 being given out on race day. The breakdown is a follows...
Senior Men 1st - €200, 2nd - €150, 3rd - €100, 4th - €80, 5th - €70
Senior Ladies 1st - €200, 2nd - €150, 3rd - €100, 4th - €80, 5th - €70
Master Men 1st 0/40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 (€60 EACH)    2nd 0/40, 45, 50, 55 (€50 EACH)
Master Ladies 1st 0/35, 40, 45, 50, 55,60 (€60 EACH) 2nd 0/35, 40, 45, 50 (€50 EACH)
Bonus Prize for Course Record
€250 for breaking Men's course record 68:25 held by William Maunsell in 2015
€250 for breaking Women's course record 75:08 held by Claire Gibbson McCarthy in 2016
Prize giving is scheduled for 12:30 pm at race HQ. If any of the prize winners are not at the presentation of prizes on the race day then they must contact club treasurer Paula Dwan (086-8046676) by 20th September to claim their prize otherwise the money will be donated to charity.

PLEASE NOTE: The first 5 men & first five women who cross the finish line get the top prizes, athletes after that will be ranked according to their age category.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Tipperary...Results of the Walls of Fethard 6k road race - Thurs 25th May 2017

 For whatever reason, the numbers were down this year with 76 runners taking part in the annual Walls of Fethard 6k. The weather seems to have been sunny so perhaps there was some other reason?

1 William Stephens, Coolquill 19.35
2 Liam Shanahan, Thurles Crokes 20.40
3 John McCormack, Dundrum 22.37
4 Clare Annan, Clonmel 22.43
7 Carmel Fitzgibbon, Thurles Crokes 23.06
10 Madeline Loughnane, Thurles Crokes 23.35

The full results are HERE

Tipperary...Results & photos of the Poulmucka 8k & 5k - Fri 19th May 2017

The annual Poulmucka 8k was held on Friday the 19th of May 2017 with 135 runners taking part. There were 78 runners in the associated 5k run. Looking at the race photos, it seems to have been a wet evening.
Poulmucka 8K race Results                
1     William Stephens     Coolquill         26:05     SM     13
2     Shane Scully     Nenagh Olympic         27:06     SM     26
3     Paddy Cummins     Moycarkey Coolcroo         27:07     SM     15
18     Claire Annan     Clonmel AC         31:09     SW     21
22     Aine Roche     Clonmel AC         31:40     SW    
27     Linda Grogan     Dundrum         32:00     SW     71

1) KB Photgraphy has a gallery HERE

Full results below...

Waterford...Results of the Dromana 5 mile road race - Fri 16th June 2017

133 runners turned out for the Dromana 5 mile road race in Co.Waterford on Friday the 16th of June 2017.


Dungarvan Leader Dromana 5 Mile Road Race 2017

Men's Prize Winners
1st​ Damian Murphy ​West Waterford A.C.​ 26.33
2nd ​Kevin O Leary ​East Cork A.C.​​ 26.57
3rd​ Trevor Power ​Waterford A.C. ​​27.33
4th​ Mark Rowe ​​West Waterford A.C.​ 28.12
5th​ Alexis Granneau​ N/A ​​​​28.18
Mens Team
1st Waterford A.C....​Conor Sheils ​​​​28.32, ​​​Des Colbert​​​​ 28.52, ​​​Colm Walsh ​​​​30.57
2nd West Waterford ...A.C.​Mossie Keogh​​ 28.53, ​​​​Kevin Kenneally​​ 29.39, ​​​​Pat Fitzgerald ​​30.03
Ladies Prize Winners
1st​ Maeve Fenton​y Dooneen A.C.​​​ 32.37
2nd ​Kate Veale​ West Waterford AC ​​34.09
3rd​ Sandra Prendergast West Waterford A.C.​34.50
4th​ Stephanie Isley​ N/A ​​​​36.44
5th​ Rachel Phelan​ N/A​​​​ 37.16
Ladies Team
1st West Waterford A.C.​...Angeline Drennan​​ 38.39, ​​​​Karen Ryan​​​39.02, ​​​​Ann Dunford​​39.04
2nd West Waterford A.C....​Brigid Coffey​​ 39.17, ​​​​Claire Kennedy​​39.28, ​​​​Onra Power​​​39.32

The full results can be seen HERE

1) West Waterford AC have a gallery of photos HERE

Waterford...Results of the Clashmore 5 mile road race - Fri 9th June 2017

102 runners turned out for this years Clashmore 5 mile road race on Friday the 9th of June 2017. Looking at the photos, it seems to have been a wet evening.

Prize Winners
1st Kevin O'Leary East Cork AC 27.28
2nd Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC 27.39
3rd Sean Stilwell West Waterford AC 27.56
O/40 Des Colbert Waterford AC 29.04
O/45 Yevgeniy Chizhikov West Waterford AC 32.16
O/50 Ray Hahesy West Waterford AC 30.26
O/55 Liam Clince West Waterford AC 34.49
Junior Conor Mullaney West Waterford AC 29.22
1st Sylvia Malone Waterford AC 31.46
2nd Kate Veale West Waterford AC 33.34
3rd Brigid Coffey Tried and Tested 37.52
O/35 Catriona Lee West Waterford AC 38.22
O/40 Angeline Drennan West Waterford AC 38.13
O/45 Andrea Gaffney West Waterford AC 42.25
O/50 Alice Fitzgerald West Waterford AC 38.03

The full results can be seen HERE

1) West Waterford AC has a gallery HERE

Waterford...Results of the Touraneena 5k road race - Fri 26th May 2017

A grand total of 212 runners turned out for this years Touraneena 5k road race on Friday the 26th of May 2017. As can be seen from the chart above, the numbers are holding up pretty well with no major drop off in numbers. 


Men's Winners.
1st David McCarthy West Waterford AC 15.01
2nd Sean Curran West Waterford AC 15.39
3rd Niall Sheil St. Killian's AC 15.57
O/40 Mark Rowe West Waterford AC 17.04
O/45 Ted O'Leary West Waterford AC 19.13
O/50 Ray Hahessy West Waterford AC 17.53
O/55 Richard McCarthy Ind 20.00
O/60 Joe Gough West Waterford AC 19.43
Jnr Niall Blackwell West Waterford AC 16.11

Women's Winners.
1st Jackie Carthy Kilmore AC 18.42
2nd Anne Roche Clonmel AC 19.37
3rd Kate Veale West Waterford AC 19.56
O/35 Elaine Horgan Ind 21.28
O/40 Maria White West Waterford AC 21.11
O/45 Brigid Coffey Tried and Tested 22.53
O/50 Onra Power West Waterford AC 24.28
O/55 Margaret Whelan Ind 26.43

The full results are HERE

1) West Waterford AC have a gallery HERE


Waterford...Results & photos of the Ardmore 5 mile road race - Fri 19th May 2017

Another one from May and this time from Co.Waterford. The annual Ardmore 5 mile road race was held on Friday the 19th of May and 160 runners took part, a jump of almost 13% on last year.

1 O'LEARY, Kevin East Cork Senior Male 0:26:59 05:23.7 120
2 FLYNN, Anthony West Waterford A.C. Senior Male 0:27:39 05:31.7 239
3 ROWE, Mark West Waterford A.C. Male O/40 0:27:45 05:32.9 201
32 VEALE, Kate West Waterford A.C. Senior Female 0:32:15 06:26.9 180
38 PRENDERGAST, Sandra West Waterford A.C. Senior Female 0:33:05 06:36.9 199
42 BRANIGAN, Sinead Waterford A.C. Senior Female 0:33:18 06:39.5 2

Full results HERE

1) West Waterford AC have a gallery HERE
2) Paula's Running Pictures have a gallery HERE

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Limerick - Results of the Ger Mullane Memorial 10k in Bilboa - Fri 16th June 2017

The numbers for this years Ger Mullane Memorial race were up slightly. In the main 10k race, there was an extra 4 while there was an additional 10 in the 5k. Not a huge increase but at least it's going in the right direction.

1 Mike Carmody, An Brú AC 33:00
2 Niall Shanahan, 33:08
3 Declan Moore, Bilboa AC 33:50
28 Linda Grogan, Dundrum AC 41:27
49 Brigita Lukste, North Cork AC 44:27
50 Roisín Doran, Limerick Tri 44:40

1) Bilboa AC has a gallery HERE

Full results below...

Limerick...Results of the Kilfinane 4 mile road race - Fri 9th June 2017

130 runners turned out for this years Kilfinane 4 mile road race on Friday the 9th of June 2017. This was a drop of 26% on last year and as can be seen from the chart above, it's the first big drop since the race started. Looking at the race photos, it's seems to have been a wet evening so perhaps that accounts for part of the drop.

1     Stuart Moloney     Mooreabbey Milers AC         21:09     SM     245
2     Declan Moore     Bilboa AC         21:13     SM     288
3     Tommy O’Brien     An Riocht         22:30     M40     276
10     Martina Kiely     St. Finbarrs         24:19     SW     384
11     Carol Finn     Leevale AC         24:57     SW     271
16     Shona  Keane     Limerick Tri Club         25:33     SW     240

1) Ballyhoura Active have a gallery HERE

Full results below...