Thursday, September 29, 2016

Notice...West Waterford AC Open Cross Country Event in Dungarvan - Sun 2nd Oct 2016

From West Waterford AC.......

The club’s annual Open Cross Country event at St. Augustine’s College has a starting time of 12 noon. The race is open to all and caters for all levels of runners from elite runners, club runners, fun runners and joggers. All are more than welcome to come along and have a run on the famed Friary course. The distances on the day will be 2 laps of the College grounds for the ladies which is 4km in total and the men’s event will see them cover 4 laps (8km).The usual prize categories apply.Please note the presentation of prizes will take place immediately after the race at the College grounds.


This Cross Country race once again this year incorporates the County Senior and Junior cross country championships for men and women.

Directions below.......

Tipperary...Results of the Tipperary Women's 10k mini-marathon in Thurles - Sun 25th Sept 2016

The annual Tipperary Women's 10k Mini Marathon was held in Thurles on Sunday the 25th of Sept 2016 and attracted and attracted a field of 599 runners and walkers. While 599 is a very good number for an event like this in Tipperary, the numbers are down on previous years as can be seen from the chart above.

This follows a trend for a lot of other events in Munster which show peaks around 2012-2013 and a gradual decline since.

These were the first 6 women home...

1 Aine Roche, Clonmel AC Cahir  39:43 565
2 Linda Grogan, Dundrum AC Cashel    40:07 222
3 Lisa Marie Healy Thurles    42:23 258
4 Rachel Clancy Limerick     42:55 61
5 Suzanne Shine Clonmel      42:57 624
6 Stephanie Johnson Lisronagh    43:33 284

First 6 women
1) Susan Parker Laste has a nice gallery HERE

The full results can be seen below...

Waterford...Results of the Vadrafjord 5 mile road race - Sun 25th Sept 2016

This 5 Mile Fun Run/Walk in aid of Waterford Hospice was held in Waterford City on Sunday the 25th of Sept 2016. A total of 191 people took part which is almost identical to the 193 of last year.

5 Mile Run
1 Quinlan Frank 196 26:31 26:30 5:18/M
2 Kirwan Martin 119 29:31 29:29 5:54/M
3 Grant Patrick 125 29:40 29:39 5:56/M
11 O Donovan Elaine 42 33:13 33:09 6:38/M  ST JOSEPHS
15 Molloy Mary 168 33:58 33:54 6:47/M
20 Quinan Janet 99 34:56 34:50 6:59/M 

1) David Murphy has a gallery HERE

The full results can be seen below...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kerry...Results of the Killarney 10 mile road race - Sat 24th Sept 2016

The annual Killarney 10 mile road race was held on Saturday the 24th of September 2016 and attracted a field of 241 runners. Considering that there was a Yellow weather warning in force for heavy rain, the numbers are pretty good as many will have decided at the last moment to give it a skip. Last year, they got 237 finishers on a nice sunny day so the potential is there for this event to grow in numbers.

1.Phillip Harty (#86) West Waterford AC 53:51
2.Sean O'Sullivan (#194) An Riocht AC 59:13
3.Tony Harty (#87) Killarney Valley AC 59:33

1. Deirdre Nagle Eagle AC 1:08:43
2. Alison Kirwan Star of the Laune AC 1:10:43
3. Caitriona Barry Farranfore Maine Valley AC 1:11:04

Deirdre Nagle of Eagle AC...1st woman

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE and HERE

The full results can be seen below...

Kerry...Results & photos of the Kerry 24 Hour, 12 hour & 6 hour Endurance Race - Sat 24th Sept 2016

This 24 hour, 12 hour and 6 hour endurance running event was held in Tralee on Saturday the 24th of Sept 2016. This was the first year of this particular event and the only 24 hour race in the country outside of the 24 hour Irish Championships which are held in Belfast every year.

While it was originally scheduled to be held at the track in Castleisland, it was subsequently moved to a local park in Tralee.

In total, there were 63 participants spread out over the three events... 41 in the 24 hour, 14 in the 12 hour and 10 in the 6 hour. Ten runners managed to break the 100 mile barrier in the 24 hour.

Some of the background to the event can be found HERE

As Ultra events go, 63 is a pretty big number so the initial year has to be considered a big success. If you are interested in doing it in 2017, keep an eye on the Run the Kingdom website

1) The Galway Cow Facebook page has 7 galleries... #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7

Full results below.....

Tipperary...Results of the Moyne AC Autumn 5k - Sun 18th Sept 2016

108 runners turned out for this 5k race in Moyne on Sunday the 18th of September 2016.

1    13    John Treacy    Thurles Crokes    16.26
2    81    Gareth McGlinchey    Dundrum AC    16.53
3    39    Shane Scully    Nenagh Olympic AC    17.06
10    65    Linda Grogan    Dundrum AC    19.02
13    43    Lorraine Healy    Moyne AC    19.24
19    93    Ciara Cummins    Nenagh Olympic AC    20.12

Report on Maybe AC website

1) Billy Loughnane has a gallery HERE

Full results below....

Clare...Results of the Moyasta National School 5k fun run - Tues 27th Sept 2016

The Moyasta National School 5k fun run was held on Tues 27th Sept 2016 with 112 finishers.

1    0:19:13    JOHN CAHILL,     St Johns AC    M
2    0:19:26    JAMES FLANAGAN, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    
3    0:21:08    BARRY COLEMAN,  West Clare Tri Club    M
7    0:24:40    CATRIONA MEEHAN,     Killimer    F
9    0:25:41    KATE ROCHE,     Moyasta    Junior ladies 
16  0:26:22  EMMA FENNELL,     Moyasta    Junior ladies 

The full results can be seen below...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tipperary...Results of the Loop de Loop Half-Marathon, Marathon & Ultra - Sat17th Sept 2016

There was a good turnout for 142 runners for this years Loop de Loop event in the Glen of Aherlow on Saturday the 17th of Sept 2016.

There were 13 in the 39.3 mile ultra, 34 in the 26.2 mile marathon and 95 in the 13.1 mile half-marathon. Weather conditions were nice and sunny.

1) The Munster Mountain Running Association have a number of galleries... Album 1 ... Album 2 ... Album 3 ... Album 4 ...

Glen of Aherlow Loop de Loop results below...

Limerick...Results of the UL Rowing Club 5k - Thurs 15th & 22nd Sept 2016

The results for the first tow 5k races in the UL Rowing Club series on Thursday 15th & 22nd of Sept 2016 can be seen below...

Tipperary...Results of the Kilsheelan 10k road race - Sun 11th Sept 2016

The Kilsheelan 10k road race was held on Sunday the 11th of September 2016 and there were 109 finishers. In the 5k, there were 18 runners and walkers.

1    William Stephens    Coolquill        34:23    SM    93
2    Jimmy Boland    Clonmel AC        35:17    SM    92
3    Gareth Mc Glinchey    Dundrum        35:45    SM    74
23    Keeley Tideswell    Clonmel AC        43:35    SW    101
30    Angela Walsh    Clonmel AC        44:29    SW    14
31    Stephanie Johnson             44:31    W40    85

Results below...

Waterford...Results of the Sanofi 5 mile road race - Fri 9th Sept 2016

144 runners turned out for the Sanofi 5 Mile for MS in Waterford City on Friday the 9th of Sept 2016.

1    POWER    TREVOR    148    26:24    26:24    5:17/M
2    BYRNE    BRIAN    152    28:29    28:29    5:42/M
3    BALANT    SEBASTIAN    9    29:49    29:48    5:58/M  wac
21    O DONOVAN    ELAINE    35    32:30    32:28    6:30/M St Josephs
27    GRIFFIN    MARIE    159    33:24    33:21    6:41/M
34    COOKE    BREA    103    34:31    34:28    6:54/M

Overall Results Below...

Limerick...Results of the Mooreabbey Milers AC 4 mile Support Run - Fri 9th Sept 2016

This 4 mile road race organised by Mooreabbey Milers AC attracted a large field of 270 runners.

1     Declan Moore     Bilboa A C         20:28     SM     156
2     Kevin  Moore     Dundrum A C         20:45     SM     216
3     David Ryan     Clonmel A C         21:15     SM     56

61     Ciara Cummins     Nenagh Olympic         26:33     SW     122
67     Yvonne O Connor     Clonmel A C         26:57     SW     67
74     Leah Quane     Mooreabbey Milers         27:31     SW     244

1) Mooreabbey Milers AC have a gallery HERE and another few HERE 
2) Anthony Dinan has a gallery HERE

The full results are below....

Tipperary...Results of the Leugh National School 6.5km fun run - Fri 9th Sept 2016

Tipperary...Results of the Leugh National School 6.5km fun run in Thurles - Fri 9th Sept 2016

Just 33 turned out for this low key fundraiser near Thurles.

1     John Fitzgibbon         23:00     Thurles Crokes     SM     19
2     Shane  Dorney         26:30     Thurles Crokes     SM     23
3     Ger  O Toole         26:57     Thurles     SM     15
6     Eileen McCullagh         28:35     Thurles Crokes     SW     11
7     Vera Ryan         29:21     Upperchurch     SW     21
9     Nuala Fitzgibbon         29:41     Thurles Crokes     Teenager     1

Full results below...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Online entries to the Killarney 10 Mile close midnight Thurs 22nd Sept

Just a reminder that online entries for the Killarney 10 mile race close at midnight on Thurs 22nd Sept. The entry fee is €25.

After that, entries will be taken at the refectory in St. Brendan’s College, Killarney from 6-8pm on Friday evening 23rd of September and Saturday morning 24th September from 7-8.30am. Fee €30.

The race starts at 9am on Saturday the 24th of Sept and all numbers, timing chips and t-shirts must be collected beforehand in St.Brendans.

More info about the race at

Kerry...Results of the Castleisland 5k race - Wed 21st Sept 2016

116 runners turned out for the 3nd race of 3 in the Autumn 5k series in Castleisland organised by An Ríocht AC on Wed 21st Sept 2016.
Again, there were plenty of fast times with 21 going under 20 minutes.

As races go in the Kingdom, the numbers for the series were pretty good overall with 118 in race 1, 130 in race 2 and 116 in race 3.

Race 3
Top 3...
1 302 Sean O'Sullivan SM 16.08
2 132 Patrick O'Connor M40 16.14
3 217 Tommy O'Brien M40 16.3
5 220 Shona Heaslip SW 16.40
8 250 Martina Kiely SW 17.15
11 306 Carol Finn SW 18.08

Results below...

Monday, September 19, 2016

Clare...Results of the Cathal Torpey Memorial 8k race - Sun 18th Sept 2016

A modest crowd of 87 runners took part in this 8k race in Tulla Co.Clare on Sunday the 18th of September.

1    0:25:25    RORY CHESSER,     Ennis Track AC    M
2    0:26:29    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    3    0:28:20    KEITH LYNCH,     B. M. O. H.    M
1    0:34:05    ANNE MARIE CONNELLAN,     Ennis Track AC    F
2    0:34:37    MICHELE O MAHONY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    3    0:34:52    MAEVE FLANNERY,     Mountshannon    F

Tulla AC 8k and the 2nd Annual Cathal Torpey Memorial Road Race in Tulla Co Clare Sunday 18 September 2016. 1:00 pm

The full results are below...

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Kerry...Results of the Castleisland 5k road race - Wed 14th Sept 2016

130 runners turned out for the 2nd race of 3 in the Autumn 5k series in Castleisland organised by An Ríocht AC. This is up from the 118 who took part in the first race.

Again, there were plenty of fast times with 23 going under 20 minutes.

Top 3...
1 66 Sean O'Sullivan SM 16.15
2 63 Tommy O'Brien M40 16.17
3 132 Patrick O'Connor M40 16.21
4 77 Shona Heaslip SW 16.29
7 198 Martina Kiely SW 17.33
11 87 Carol Finn SW 18.23

Results below...

Kerry...Results of the Castleisland 5k road race - Wed 7th Sept 2016

118 runners turned out for the first race of three in the Autumn 5k series in Castleisland organised by An Ríocht AC. As race numbers go for a 5k in Kerry, anything over 100 is pretty good.

The times are also pretty good with 19 going under 20 minutes.

Top 3...
1 113 Tommy O'Brien M40 16.27
2 132 Patrick O'Connor M40 16.29

4 117 Sean O'Sullivan SM 16.4
3 112 Shona Heaslip SW 16.34
8 140 Martina Kiely SW 17.51
9 128 Carol Finn SW 18.28

Results below...

Friday, September 16, 2016

Kerry...Results & photos of the Dingle Marathon & Half-Marthon - Sat 3rd Sept 2016

Catching up on another result. The annual Dingle Marathon and Half-Marathon was held on Saturday the 3rd of September in mixed weather conditions.

The top 3 in each race are shown below.

1 01:13:13 John Meade, M
2 01:16:18 David Ryan, M
3 01:18:39 Niall Lynch, M, Team Donore Harriers
1 01:29:40 Ciara Wilson, F
2 01:31:25 Joan Mahony, F, Team waterford ac
3 01:34:01 Mary Hannan, F

1 02:40:18 Eoin Sugrue, M
2 02:51:14 Sean Murphy, M, Team Trim AC
3 02:53:44 Denis Keane, M
1 03:05:15 Hannah Fothergill, F, Team Limerick AC
2 03:24:23 Catherine Sharpe, F, Team NRG Sydney
3 03:28:20 Laura Rooney, F, Team Merck

I'm not 100% sure what the full story is with the results as I haven't really kept up to date with them. Someone e-mailed me to say that the results were incorrect and that complaints were being removed from the Dingle Marathon Facebook page.

In previous years, the results seemed pretty ok and all of those are listed on the race website for people to see. This year, they used Titan Sports for the timing and the results format on their website is pretty dire. Instead of a proper list which you can scan through, it's more of a searchable database. Their website is so bad that the results can't event be linked to directly.

The thing about the Dingle marathon is that it is a very popular event which brings a lot of visitors into the town for the weekend. They have a nice website and some of the images from the race are great. It's just a pity the results service is so bad.

You can find them if you go looking here...

1) MGK Photos has a gallery HERE
2) Domnick Walsh Photography has a gallery HERE
3) The Galway Cow has several albums... #1 ... #2 ... #3 ... #4 ... 
4) Wendigo Media has a gallery HERE

Clare...Results of the Miltown Malbay National School 5k fun run/walk - Thurs 15th Sept 2016

This 5k fundraiser for Miltown Malbay National School in Co.Clare had a field of 190 runners and walkers.

1    0:17:07    THOMAS GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M
2    0:18:09    BEN WHELEHAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareJunior Men 
3    0:18:31    OISIN LOONEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareJunior Men 
12    0:20:06    DYMPNA O DWYER,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare F 
14    0:20:37    AINE KEANE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareJunior ladies
16    0:20:58    EIMEAR  KEANE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareJunior ladies

Results below....