St Catherines AC Awards Night Notes

Our club members, young and old, gathered together to celebrate our athletes achievements for the 2018 calendar year.

There was a great turnout from the members and their families at Conna Hall on Saturday night last.

Awards were presented for Juveniles and Adults.

Kevin Hayes, chairman of the club, remarked on the increase of participation by athletes of all ages and the increase in membership, particularly the Little Athletics section, which resulted in more coaching requirements and more parents becoming involved in the running of the club.

Our guest speaker was Martin Drake, chairman of the East Cork AC Board, who remarked on the great ambition of the club over the last ten years, and his own personal admiration for the youngsters over the last ten years, who have been dogged in their pursuit for silverware. He also recounted various occasions at County, Munster and All Ireland races where he would take great pride in seeking out the St Catherine’s jersey in amongst all the other clubs and roaring on the runners in turn.

The club president, Dan McCarthy, presented the various trophies, assisted by Martin Drake.

The most improved female juvenile is Ally Mulkerins.

The most improved male juvenile is Conor Hayes.

The overall juvenile winner is Laura Hayes.

Dan McCarthy took great pride in presenting the award to Laura who not only had another superb year in athletics but also had the most incredible achievements in Camogie where she won 4 All -Irelands at schools, minor, intermediate and senior levels. He stated that her efforts reflected greatly on the parish and showed how a small club like St Catherine’s consistently punched above its weight.

The female adult ‘Athlete of the Year’ award was won by Frances Barry.

The male adult ‘Athlete of the Year’ award was won by Mike Byrnes.

The under 19 girls team were also presented with the County Trophy for winning the under-19 cross country County title in Carrignavar. The team is Sarah Barry, Laura Hayes, Natalie Nicholson, Sarah Mulcahy and Caoimhe Hayes. In fairness to these girls, who have given great service to the club, they made a special presentation to their coach, Frank Hayes for all the great effort to turn them into such a crack outfit.

Kevin Hayes also presented Natalie Nicholson with her All-Ireland ‘Munster’ team gold medal which she won recently in Navan at the All Ireland under-age Cross Country championships.

The evening was rounded off by a visual display of the athletes throughout the year, followed by a fine spread of sandwiches, pastries and cakes.

Thanks to everyone who helped out to put together such a memorable night.

ST CATHERINES A.C. AGM, Wednesday 12th Dec, 8PM

The Club AGM will be held on Wednesday 12th Dec at 8pm in Conna Community Centre. Everyone welcome to this very important club meeting.

Agenda

  1. Opening Address / Standing orders
  2. Secretary’s Report
  3. Treasurer’s Report
  4. Chairperson’s Address
  5. Coaches Report
  6. Presidents Address
  7. Elections of Officers
    • Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer
    • Secretary
    • Competitions Secretary
    • P.R.O.
    • Child Welfare Officer
    • Registrar
    • Delegates
    • Chairperson
  8. Motions
  9. Any Other Business

Avondhu 3X3 Overall Standings

Well done to everyone who has ran the race 1 and 2 of the series. As we head into the grand finale Grange Fermoy 4 Mile you can see where you are in the overall standings below…

The overall results of the Avondhu 3X3 are available here

Important Information

We have updated our website with the following important information..

For Juvenile & Little Athletics

  • You can find our policy on Dropping and Collection from training here

With regards to Data Protection and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

  • Click here to view our privacy statement
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Couch to 5K

Fit for Life at Ballincollig Parkrun

Fit for Life at Ballincollig Parkrun

Following on from the great success of the couch to 5k sessions over the last year the club will kick off a new couch to 5k the first session starting tomorrow (Wednesday 30th August) at the slightly later time of 7:30pm. Tomorrow’s session is an introductory for everyone with the 9 week training schedule commencing next week. All welcome.

Our Couch to 5k Program is suitable for all beginners and is available here

Conna 5k Road Race 2017

Conna5k 2017 start line

Friday night saw the 5th running of the annual Conna 5k Road race. Conditions were good on the night and we had a very close race with Brian Crowley (Watergrasshill AC) leading from the start and forging ahead on the last mile on to win the men’s race followed closely by Kealan O’Connor (Grange Fermoy AC) and John Murphy (Grange Fermoy AC) in 2nd and 3rd. Martina Kiely (St Finbarrs AC) had a very strong run winning the women’s race with Evelyn Cashman (Youghal AC) in 2nd and Ellen Hanley (Grange Fermoy AC) in 3rd. A big thank you to all the volunteers, our title sponsors Michael Feeney Builders & Polished Beauty Tallow and all of our other sponsors too. The full results are available here.

This year we are delighted to be part of the brand new Avondhu 3×3 Race series which includes Galtee AC’s Mitchelstown GR8 8k taking place Friday at 7:30pm and the Fermoy 4 mile which takes place Friday 1st September hosted by Grange AC. Hope to see you all there.