Club workshop with APC

We are looking to host a club workshop for our Adult runners with Avondhu Physio Therapy on 7th April at 7pm.

We need a minimum of 8 / max 12 for the session to go ahead so if interested can you please contact Mike Byrne

Details from Pa Hanley below as follows


1. Club members or other interested runners / athletes reserve their spot

20 euro

For this price people will get.

Slide presentation with key areas to consider for runners , injury management, building strength , robustness and load management .

3. Workshop & Testing-
Each attendee will be tested through a battery of tests that will help ID any imbalances , weakness
, core or flexibility issues .

4. Each person will receive their scores on the night with a brief appraisal of results and advice.

5. Special offers on the night for any block booking for physio , rehab and strength programing , classes or sports massage.

At least this way people will get a lot more personalised into from the night for then to confidentially work on.

The whole thing will take about 75 minutes .

Overall results after 4 races of Summer Series 2022

Final results of Summer Series 2022

3km – 3rd May – Garryanne

5km – 7th June – Ballynoe

5 mile – 12th July – Shanakil

10km – 2nd August – Lacken

NameOverall Position3km Time5km Time5 mile10 kmOverall Time
Richie Lynch100:11:5300:21:1500:33:5500:43:3901:50:42
Stephen Collins200:12:4000:20:1500:35:0100:43:2301:51:19
John Mulcahy300:11:2100:21:0300:35:0400:45:1801:52:46
Chris O'Connell400:11:4300:21:3800:37:0900:46:3201:57:02
Kieran Harte500:12:0800:22:0000:36:4100:46:4501:57:34
Kevin Hayes600:12:3600:22:4300:36:4800:45:5501:58:02
Breda Lynch700:12:4500:23:1400:37:5500:48:3302:02:27
Ted O'Leary800:12:4500:24:5600:38:2700:47:3502:03:43
Kieran Murphy900:12:3400:22:5000:39:0400:50:5902:05:27
Paul O'Flynn1000:12:4800:23:1400:40:3500:49:0102:05:38
Frances Barry1100:13:4300:24:0300:38:5900:49:5102:06:36
Denis McCarthy1200:13:2000:23:5800:39:4600:49:4802:06:52
Laura O'Flynn1300:13:0200:23:2500:40:3500:51:3202:08:34
Noreen Daly1400:14:5800:27:1900:45:4000:56:3002:24:27
Fiona Fitzgerald1500:16:2500:29:4000:53:0201:01:1502:40:22
Aisling Collins1600:15:5400:29:0900:55:2501:08:1102:48:39

East Cork Track Championships 2022

Entries are now open for the East Cork Athletics Division Senior, Junior & Master T&F Championships on Tuesday, 21st June at Colaiste an Chroi Naofa, Carraig na Bhfear.

This is always a fun night and a great opportunity for people to try their hand at T&F in a relaxing atmosphere as well as giving the more seasoned track athletes a chance to see how their training is going.

Can club/competition secretary’s email entries to  Closing date Saturday, 18th June by 10 pm.

Races confined to AAI registered athletes with clubs affiliated to the East Cork Athletics Division.

Entry Fee €5.00. Entry Fee will be taken at the gate.

You can also get a taste of what to expect in the following video courtesy of Carraig na bhFear AC: Video

There are events from 100m up to 3000m for Junior, Senior and Masters Men and Women.

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