2021 Club Awards

Last week, St Catherine AC held their Athletes of the Year Awards for 2021.

It was a tremendous season for the many athletes from Little Athletics all the way up to Senior level.

The two Little Athletics award winners for most improved were Nina Simmonds and Callum Geary.

In the under 9-10 age category, Leah Pyne and Adam Fitzgerald were the award winners.

Zach Pyne and Lara Byrne were the under 11-12 category recipients.

The 13+ age category covers the older age category and the most improved performers are Mia Keane and Cian Dunning.

Our Senior winners are Sarah Mulcahy and Jim Harty.

And lastly, our Overall Athlete of the Year is Kenneth O’Connell.

Kenneth,had a tremendous season, winning County, placed in Munster and his first All-Ireland Cross Country and winning his own age category All Ireland Cross Country. He also recently won the Indoor 600 metre championships in Athlone It was incredible running for such a young athlete and a credit to his hard work and his great passion for the sport. Hearty congratulations to Kenneth and all the award winners from everyone at the club and a special word of gratitude to all the coaches and officials for keeping the show on the road.

All of the award winners were presented their trophies by Kevin Hayes, Chairman of the club and  their respective coaches, Paddy, Dave, Mike & Eoin, Kieran & Frank, and Trevor.

East Cork Road Championships 2022

On-line entry available for the Road Race Championships in Ballynoe on April 28th.

Entries will also be taken on the night. The entry fee of €5.00 is payable on the night.

There is no fee for athletes who pre-enter but are unable to run. Where possible we ask athletes to pre-enter to assist with the organisation of the event. 

The on-line entry is available on the following link: On-Line Entry

County Cork Cross Country Championships

The County Cork Cross Country Championships for  Juvenile relay  teams and the Novice and under 23 adult races were held in Riverstick on Sunday, the 26th of September last.

On a very wet and windy day, the clubs from all over the county battled with the conditions to compete for that coveted prize, a county medal.

St Catherine’s AC had three juvenile teams competing in the relay races, everyone running 500 metres for their leg of the relay race.

The boys under 10 team of Eoin Ronayne, Tomas Kiely, Oisin Feeney and James Beecher had a tremendous battle with the local club, Riverstick/Kinsale but lost out and came home in fourth spot. Great effort for these lads in their first year racing. Hope this experience will spur you on for the next race.

Our under 12 boys are a very strong team, having won the East Cork’s last week, and they lived up to their reputation by beating two formidable rivals, Midleton and Leevale, into second and third places. So gold medals all round for Conor Ronayne, Kenneth O’Connell, Oscar Cunningham, Bill Leahy & Zach Pyne(sub). Fantastic achievement, boys and well deserved for all the training and hard work put in.

More success in the under 14 boys race. This time, our lads beat Midleton but lost out to Leevale, so had to settle for silver medals. Great team performance from Darragh Ronayne, James O’Connor, Ryan Whelan and Cathal to compete so strongly, especially with these clubs, well known for their sprinting prowess.

In the adults races, we have a new county champion!

In the Novice womens race, Sarah Mulcahy came home first in the under 23 category event. What an outstanding achievement. Sarah has been in good form recently so this victory is well earned.

Our other competitors were in the Novice mens race over 6 kilometres and the team coped admirably with the conditions to finish 5th overall for the team. Jim Harty, in his first cross-country race for the club, came home in 16th spot, just behind the Olympic champion,Paul O’Donovan who was running for Leevale. Prestigious company, indeed! Jim was followed by Trevor Geary, Brendan Hickey, Kevin Hayes, Kieran Harte and Kieran Murphy.

Great day out for the club and yet again, heaps more medals for our athletes.

Our next day out is on this Sunday, the 3rd of October, where the Senior County and Even age Juvenile Cross Country Championships will be held in Carrigadrohid.

Hoping to see you all there.

East Cork Cross Country Championships

The East Cork Cross Country Championships for Uneven  Age Juveniles and Senior Men & Women was hosted by our club, St Catherines AC, last Sunday.

It is a great honour for our club and community to be hosts to these championships.  It is to the credit of the club officials and the assistance and support of the club members that we are able to manage such a prestigious sporting occasion. The  event was held on the lands of Frank Hayes yet again and the new course was in superb condition for a great day’s racing.

Our juveniles excelled and we ended up with fistfuls of medals.

Our under 10s raced over a 1,000 metre course and  Mary Jane Casey led the field home closely followed by Ciara O’Connell in second place. Teammates Sienna, Aoife and Sophie O’Connor combined well enough for the team to finish second overall and win silver medals.

The under 10 boys had a similar race. Alex Keane had a superb race to finish second, closely chased home by Eoin Ronayne in third spot. Their teammates Oisin Feeney, Adam and Cillian Fitzgerald, Colm Geary, Tomas Kiely and Ciaran O’Connor packed well and the team finished second overall. Well done to all the under 10s and their coaches.

The under 12s girls race was over 1,500 metre and Aimee Kearney led from the start to the finish, putting on a masterful display. Lara Byrne put on a great performance finishing in the top ten.

In the boys under 12s, we had yet another outstanding performance by our club runners. Conor Ronayne and Kenneth O’Connell took off from the start and put some distance into their rivals. Conor came home in first place, followed by Kenneth in second. Oscar Cunningham finished in the top ten, followed by Bill Leahy, James Geary, Zack Pyne, Noah Keane and Adam O’Connor. Great stuff lads. Ye deserved your team gold medals. Brilliant stuff!

The under 14 girls team of Charlotte Norman, Ciara Hayes, Amy O’Connell and Maebh O’Connell tackled the 2,000 metre course in fine fettle and combined very well to finish third team overall to secure prized bronze medals.

In the boys race, Darragh Ronayne was always at the front and ran a fine tactical race to finish second. James O’Connor had a great second lap and finished strongly coming home in fifth place.

The girls under-16s were Sadie Linehan and Ella O’Connor. They were both running two laps of the course and finished comfortably.

In the boys race, Conor Hayes was racing against his great rival and friend, Aidan Maher from Carrignavar and this time Aidan won the duel, leaving Conor in second place. Cian Dunning came home a mighty fourth and Charlie Nicholson was the third boy home, securing a team prize for third place overall.

That is nine individual medals, 3 Golds, 6 silvers and a bronze  and 5 team medals if my counting is correct. Stand back and take a bow, boys and girls. Brilliant display!

Our Ladies and Men also raced and Sarah Mulcahy , who came fourth overall, Ann Geary and Catherine Clancy performed well enough to finish third team overall in the Senior race, over the 4,500 metre course. Great achievement.

The Senior mens team of Keith Barry, Chris O’Connell, John Mulcahy , Brendan Hickey, Kevin Hayes, Kieran Harte and Kieran Murphy  also combined very effectively to secure senior team third prize . Keith, Chris, Brendan and Kevin also won first place in the over 45 category team prize. Sorry for giving away that information lads. Most of the kids think you’re only 34 or 35!

Fantastic achievement to all of the athletes for making this such a special day.

Hope to see you all at the County Cork Championships, which are being held in Riverstick on the 26th.

2021 County Juvenile Track & Field Championships

The 2021 County  Juvenile Track & Field Championships were held in CIT grounds over the last two weekends.

Fair dues to all the girls and boys from St Catherine’s AC who participated in all the events. Families have been going from pillar to post getting the boys and girls to all their various sports and activities so we’re delighted that people can find time to turn up for the athletics and perform to the best of their abilities.

The 13 to 16 year old boys and girls competed two Sundays ago and they took part in the various running races over the distances from  80, 200, 600, 800 and 1,500 metres. Sarah O’Connell got pipped for third place in the 200 metre dash, coming home fourth. Ciara Hayes ran the 80 metre and 600 races. In the Boys events, Darragh Ronayne finished third in the 800 metre race while Charlie Nicholson came home in fifth spot in the longer 1,500 metre race. Cian Dunning raced well to finish second in the boys under 16 200 metre sprint.

The field events were more successful as Charlie finished second in the under 15 boys Long Jump, Maebh finished seventh in the under 13 girls Javelin  while Cian took the honours, winning the under 16 boys Javelin, throwing over 33 metres. Great stuff!

Last Sunday, the younger boys and girls from under 9 to 12 years old took part in their respective events. In the under 9s, Eoin Ronayne, Philip O’Callaghan, Leah Pyne, Tomas Kiely and Ciara O’Connell ran the sprints and tackled the long jump. Eoin won his 60 metre sprint, the fastest on the day at 10.35 seconds and came home second in the 300 metre race. Ciara came third in her 300 metre heat but topped it all by winning the long jump reaching over 3 metres. Well done, Ciara.

In the under 10s,Oisin Feeney did well in the javelin and the 500 metre race.

In the under 11s, Lara Byrne came home in fourth spot in her 600 metre race. Great race, Lara.

The boys taking part in the long jump and the running races were Adam O’Connor, Zach Pyne and Kenneth O’Connell. Kenneth came second in his 60 metre dash but saved the best for his 600 metre race, finishing in the fastest time of the day  at 1 minute 54 seconds.

Magnificent effort from all our juvenile athletes and we are hoping for more of the same this coming Sunday, the 19th, when our club will host Day 1 of the East Cork Cross Country championships. This will be held once again on  the farmlands of Frank Hayes and so we are hoping for another great race day there.

U13-U16 Cork Co Track and Field champs

U13-U16 Cork Co Track and Field champs
Sunday 5th September

Athletes can enter a MAXIMUM of 2events.
U13 80ml600m,L.J.,H.J.,shot,javelin
U14 80m,200m,800m,1500m,L.J.,H.J.,shot,javelin
U15 100m,200m,800m,1500,L.J.,H.J.,shot, javelin
U16 100m,200m,800m,1500m,L.J.,H.J.,shot,javelin.

Anyone interested in entering let Frank know by Tuesday night at 0876192070

Overall Summer Series result

Summer Series

Tue 11 May 3k Conna community field
Tue 8 June 5k Ballynoe route
Tue 6 July 5 mile Shanakill/Ballynoe route
Tue 3 August 10k Lacken

PositionName3km5km5 Mile10kmTotal Time
1Chris O'Connell
2Brendan Hickey
3Kevin Hayes
4Ted O'Leary
5Paul O'Flynn
6Adam Blaiklock
7Kieran Murphy
8Denis McCarthy
9Kathleen Keane
10Noreen Daly

St Catherines 5k Results July 30th 2021

 Conna 5K Road Race Results    
PlaceAthletes NameClub LocationTimeGenderBib
1Tim O DonoghueEast Cork AC 14:55SM436
2John ShineLeevale AC 15:18SM466
3Nick O DonoghueEast Cork AC 16:03SM435
4James McCarthyEast Cork AC 16:27SM371
5John O RourkeKilmacthomas 16:50SM449
6Aidan NooneWatergrasshill AC 16:54SM418
7Jessica CoyneLeevale AC 17:10SF312
8Trevor GearySt Catherines AC 17:48SM333
9Alan HaynesWatergrasshill 17:50SM341
10John ShinnickMallow 17:54SM467
11Michelle KennyLeevale AC 17:56SF356
12John MurphyGrange Fermoy AC 17:59SM414
13Alan GibsonDungarvan 18:07SM335
14Conor BartleyBTC 18:26SM196
15Patrick RocheCarrick on Suir AC 18:29SM460
16Kevin CotterBallyduff 18:32SM310
17John BeecherSt Catherines AC 18:36SM223
18Orla ByrneSt Finbarrs AC 18:36SF269
19Ger O ReganMidleton AC 18:43SM448
20Darren ColemanLiscarrol 18:45SM300
21Michael KelleherTogher AC 18:54SM352
22Billy LenihanGrange Fermoy AC 18:56SM363
23Michael WalshGrange Fermoy AC 18:58SM477
24St-John O ConnorSt Nicholas AC 19:02SM431
25Cian DunningSt Catherines AC 19:06SM321
26Tom BennettLismore 19:08SM234
27Jen PrestonEast Cork AC 19:11SF456
28Keith BarrySt Catherines AC 19:20SM193
29Linda O ConnorCarrigaline AC 19:21SF430
30Roger KennedyLondon front runners 19:21SM354
31Jennifer Goggin WalshCarrig na bhfear AC 19:27SF336
32Brian O ConnellTogher AC 19:29SM425
33Anthony PowerClonmel AC 19:35SM451
34Nadine FordeLeevale AC 19:39SF330
35Meadhbh MoynihanLeevale AC 19:39SF409
36Sean KennedyCork Track Club 19:40SM353
37James CondonKilworth 19:42SM302
38Ray HahesyWest Waterford AC 19:47SM337
39Darren FlynnGrange Fermoy AC 19:49SM329
40David BennettConna 19:50SM233
41Tommy Joe StavrouWatergrasshill 19:51SM470
42Lisa CrowleyWatergrasshill AC 19:57SF314
43Allan CarrSt Catherines AC 19:58SM275
44John MulcahySt Catherines AC 19:59SM410
45Padraic BirminghamMallow AC 19:59SM248
46Brendan HickeySt Catherines AC 20:00SM343
47Rachael WalshGrange Fermoy AC 20:04SF479
48Brendan O MahonyGrange Fermoy AC 20:13SM443
49Jack DownesLimerick AC 20:21SM318
50Tony MurrayCloyne 20:25SM416
51Vincent McHughClonmel AC 20:26SM374
52Jason O MahonyEagle AC 20:28SM444
53Gwen ConroyWatergrasshill AC 20:39SF303
54Donncha MoynihanTracton Athletic Club 20:45SM408
55Ted O LearyWest Waterford AC 20:48SM441
56Dave BartleyGrange Fermoy AC 20:49SM199
57Kieran TwomeyMallow 20:55SM473
58Keith BuckleyGrange Fermoy AC 20:57SM268
59Martin LynchBallincollig AC 21:04SM366
60Micheal O BrienAghada RC 21:13SM422
61Perry PowerMooreabbey Milers AC 21:15SM455
62Facundo MendezYoughal 21:19SM405
63Grainne PowerMallow AC 21:20SF452
64Seamus KeaneSt Catherines AC 21:34SM349
65Tony DwyerWest Waterford AC 21:44SM323
66Bernard CorriganSt Nicholas AC 21:51SM308
67Tony McSweeneyCork 21:52SM404
68Sean NorrisAghada RC 21:56SM419
69Gary RelihanMallow AC 22:02SM457
70Helen WalshTogher AC 22:04SF476
71John KilmartinBallynoe 22:08SM357
72Stephanie IlsleyWest Waterford AC 22:18SF346
73Cathal BarryMallow 22:20SM190
74Sean HayesDungourney 22:22SM340
75Kieran HarteSt Catherines AC 22:24SM339
76Anthony DwyerWest Waterford AC 22:35SM322
77Gillian SohunLeevale AC 22:35SF469
78Sylvie O MahonyYoughal AC 22:36SM445
79Dermot O BrienBallynoe 22:37SM420
80Paul O FlynnSt Catherines AC 22:41SM438
81Denis CarrollEagle AC 22:44SM285
82Claire MaddenTogher AC 22:45SF417
83Pat BransfieldSt Nicholas AC 22:49SM257
84Eddie O ReganYoughal AC 22:50SM447
85Roisin RonayneSt Catherines AC 22:55SF461
86Joseph PowerMidleton AC 22:57SM453
87Marina SeymourGrange Fermoy AC 23:01SF463
88Maurice RingMidleton AC 23:02SM458
89Laura O FlynnSt Catherines AC 23:06SF437
90James BreenButtevant RC 23:13SM260
91Noreen O KeeffeWatergrasshill AC 23:13SF440
92Ian O BrienCarrigaline 23:15SM421
93Richard MorrisonSt Nicholas AC 23:17SM407
94Adam BlaiklockSt Catherines AC 23:25SM253
95Donal O DonoghueWatergrasshill AC 23:31SM433
96Mary De BarraBallymore AC 23:32SF316
97Ann GearySt Catherines AC 23:35SF334
98Patrick WalshCahir 23:44SM478
99Eamonn EnglishClonmel AC 23:47SM324
100Eamonn CashinWest Waterford AC 23:56SM287
101Ron IlsleyWest Waterford AC 23:59SM347
102Tom BryanFermoy 24:12SM267
103Kieran MurphySt Catherines AC 24:21SM415
104Colin MurphyCarrigaline 24:22SM413
105Padraig DillonSt Catherines AC 24:29SM317
106Jozef ZoladzFermoy 24:30SM482
107Maurice TobinGrange Fermoy AC 24:40SM471
108Elaine O DonoghueRiverstick Kinsale AC 24:44SF434
109Marian TwomeyFermoy 24:47SF474
110Denis McCarthyEast Cork AC 24:51SM370
111Catherine ClancySt Catherines AC 24:57SF296
112Amanda LenihanGrange Fermoy AC 25:08SF362
113Batt SheehanSt Catherines AC 25:11SM464
114Ger DownesCorbally 25:28SM319
115Denis FitzgeraldWatergrasshill AC 25:28SM327
116Bernie TwomeyMidleton AC 25:45SF472
117Onra PowerWest Waterford AC 25:55SF454
118Margaret TwohigMidleton AC 26:04SF342
119Kathleen KeaneSt Catherines AC 26:08SF350
120Liam BarryMallow 26:11SM192
121Jeffrey RobertsCastlelyons 26:34SM459
122Patricia KingstonYoughal AC 26:34SF358
123Noreen DalySt Catherines AC 26:37SF315
124Bartholomew KearneyLeevale AC 26:37SM351
125John WalsheRoad Runners Club 27:04SM480
126Tricia FosterBallynoe 27:08SF331
127Ger SheehanSt Catherines AC 27:08SF465
128Mary KennedyYoughal AC 27:32SF355
129Evelyn ClaytonSt Catherines AC 27:35SF298
130Mary MulcahySt Finbarrs AC 27:51SF411
131John MorrissonSt Catherines AC 27:54SM406
132Mary KingstonYoughal AC 27:55SF359
133Annette LynchKilworth 27:56SF367
134Donnchadh O DonnabhainCobh 28:00SM432
135Sinead CotterGrange Fermoy AC 28:26SF309
136Helena CorcoranGrange Fermoy AC 28:29SF307
137Celia O ReganYoughal AC 28:41SF446
138Angela O MahonyGrange Fermoy AC 28:46SF442
139Amanda CooneyMidleton AC 28:56SF305
140Lesley FeeneySt Catherines AC 28:57SF325
141Paul McSweeneyFote Island Running Club 29:04SM375
142Allen CotterSt Nicholas AC 29:12SM311
143Claire LomasneyGrange Fermoy AC 29:16SF365
144Mary LeeSt Catherines AC 29:58SF360
145Helen O KeeffeLehenaghmore 31:07SF439
146Mary CorbettWibbly wobbly wonders 31:13SF306
147Kerry ConstantWaterstown Warriors 31:19SM304
148Catriona BarryFermoy 31:30SF186
149Betty WalshSt Catherines AC 31:47SF475
150Michael CoakleyWest Waterford AC 33:04SM299
151Donal HowardMallow 33:06SM345
152Caroline McCarthyGrange Fermoy AC 33:44SF368
153Mary Flanaganconna 34:39SF328
154Colm FinnConna 34:39SM326