Overall results after 3 races of Summer Series 2022

Overall results after 3 races of Summer Series 2022

NameOverall Position3km Time5km Time5 mileOverall Time
Trevor Geary100:10:2700:18:3300:30:4100:59:41
Keith Barry200:11:0600:20:2300:33:2701:04:56
Richie Lynch300:11:5300:21:1500:33:5501:07:03
John Mulcahy400:11:2100:21:0300:35:0401:07:28
Stephen Collins500:12:4000:20:1500:35:0101:07:56
Chris O'Connell600:11:4300:21:3800:37:0901:10:30
Kieran Harte700:12:0800:22:0000:36:4101:10:49
Kevin Hayes800:12:3600:22:4300:36:4801:12:07
Breda Lynch900:12:4500:23:1400:37:5501:13:54
Kieran Murphy1000:12:3400:22:5000:39:0401:14:28
Ted O'Leary1100:12:4500:24:5600:38:2701:16:08
Paul O'Flynn1200:12:4800:23:1400:40:3501:16:37
Frances Barry1300:13:4300:24:0300:38:5901:16:45
Laura O'Flynn1400:13:0200:23:2500:40:3501:17:02
Denis McCarthy1500:13:2000:23:5800:39:4601:17:04
Noreen Daly1600:14:5800:27:1900:45:4001:27:57
Fiona Fitzgerald1700:16:2500:29:4000:53:0201:39:07
Aisling Collins1800:15:5400:29:0900:55:2501:40:28

East Cork Track & Field Championships

The 2022 edition of the  East Cork Track & Field Championships were held in Tower Park, Youghal over the two weekends of the 10th and 24th of April. As usual, there was a strong level of participation from clubs in East Cork, and we can certainly include St Catherine’s AC as one of those.

The club were incredibly successful over the two day event, and many of the participating athletes secured a handful of medals for their fine efforts.

Some of our younger club members were very prolific, picking up medals in a series of events.

Mary Jane Casey won gold in the u11girls 80 metres, 300 metres, 600 metres and Long Jump events. Wow!

Molly Casey picked up gold in u10 girls 80 metres, bronze in 200 metres, silver in 300 metres, bronze in u10 Long Jump and gold in Turbo Javelin.

Ciara O’Connell was also really successful picking up bronze medals in the 80 metres u10 girls; gold in 200 metres; bronze in the 300 metres and gold in the Long Jump.

Eoin Ronayne picked up golds in u10 boys 60 and 200 metres, while Aimee Kearney won gold in her u13 girls 600 metres race. Conor Ronayne showed his true form by winning, his u13 boys 300 metre sprint as well as winning the 600 and 800 metre races . Brilliant stuff, Conor.

Callum Geary picked up a gold for the u9 boys 60 metre race and silver in the 200 metres while Charlie Nicholson won silver in the boys u16 800 and 1,500 metre  races and a gold in the 200 metre sprint. Well done Charlie!

Aoife O’Connor came second in the girls u11 300 metre race while Adam Fitzgerald came second in the u10 200 metre race. Abby Leahy finished third overall in the u14 girls High Jump and what a fabulous achievement for our relay runners who won all around them.

Charlotte Norman finished second in the u15 girls 1,500 metre race as did James O’Connor in the boys u15 version followed home by  Sean Walsh in third spot. James also finished 3rd in the u15 200 metres.

Ciara Hayes picked up silver in her u14 1,500 girls race and a bronze in the 200 metres .

Our All-Ireland champion, Kenneth O’Connell secured gold by winning the u12 800 metre boys race. He also came first in the u112 boys 300 metre sprint.

In the boys 300 metre race, Ronan Geaney finished 1st and Alex Keane 3rd spot. Alex also picked up a gold medal in the u10 boys Long Jump while Ada Shiels won silver for the u10 girls Turbo Javelin.

Well done to Cian Dunning and Sarah O’Connell, two of our older athletes in the u17-19 age category, who picked up bronze medals in the Shot Putt event.

There were golds for the u10 girls and u10 boys; silver for u12 boys; bronze for u14 girls and silver for u17-19 girls.

If I haven’t lost count, that’s 41 individual and 5 team medals.

That’s an amazing achievement.

Club fixtures

DateVenueCategory  
Tue June 8thBallynoeClub 5km
Tue June 15thBallynoeEast Cork Road Championships (3km / 5 mile)
Sun June 20thNational T&F Junior
Tue June 22ndCarrignavarEast Cork T&F Junior & Senior
Wed June 30thMTU CorkSouth Munster Schools
Sat July 3rdMTU CorkMunster U12 to U19 BOYS T&F Day
Sun July 4thMTU CorkMunster U12 to U19 GIRLS T&F Day 1
Sat July 10thTBCMunster U9 to U11 Team Games Day 1
Sun July 11thTBCMunster U9 to U11 Team Games Day 2
Sat July 17thMTU CorkMunster U12 to U19 BOYS T&F Day 2
Sun July 8thMTU CorkMunster U12 to U19 GIRLS T&F
Sat July 24thTemplemoreMunster Junior & U23 T&F
Sat July 31stTemplemoreMunster Senior & Masters T&F
Mon July 5thTBCEast Cork T&F U9 to U12
Tue July 6thConnaClub 5 mile
Fri July 9thTBCEast Cork T&F U13 to U19
Sat July 10thBere IslandClub away trip
Wed July 21stTBCEast Cork 5000m Track
Fri July 30thConnaConna 5km
Tue Aug 3rdConnaClub 10km
Sat Aug 7thNational T&F U14-19
Sat Aug 8thNational T&F U14-19
Sat Aug 14thNational T&F U14-19
Sun Aug 15thNational T&F U14-19
Sat Aug 21stNational T&F Children, U12/13
Sun Aug 29thCounty T&F Juvenile
Sun Sept 5thCounty T&F Juveniles
Sun Sept 5thNational T&F Masters
Sun Sept 12thCountry T&F Juvenile
Sun Sept 18thEast Cork Cross Country
Sun Sept 26thEast Cork Cross Country

2021 Summer Series Overall Standings

Summer Training Run Series
Tue 11 May 3k Conna community field
Tue 8 June 5k Ballynoe route
Tue 6 July 5 mile Conna route
Tue 3 August 10k TBD

PositionName3km5kmTotal Time
1
Dave O'Connor11:1318:2529:38
2Conor Hayes
11:1718:3129:48
3Keith Barry
12:0019:3131:31
4Chris O'Connell
12:1119:2731:38
5Brendan Hickey
12:0320:3932:42
6Seamus Keane
12:5321:2834:21
7Kevin Hayes
13:0021:5534:55
8Jonathan Kenneally
11:3323:3534:58
9Ted O'Leary
14:3721:3636:13
10Kieran Harte
13:5623:0136:57
11Adam Blaiklock
14:4523:3038:15
12Paul O'Flynn
14:5723:3938:36
13Denis McCarthy
14:4624:1138:57
14Kieran Murphy
14:3824:2539:03
15Kathleen Keane
15:1624:5640:12
16Noreen Daly
15:2526:1341:38
17Siobhan Hayes
16:1426:3942:53
18Ger Sheehan
16:5128:4445:35

Results 5km Summer Run Series

2nd training run of the Club Summer Series took place in Ballynoe on June 8th

Summer Training Run Series
Tue 11 May 3k Conna community field
Tue 8 June 5k Ballynoe route
Tue 6 July 5 mile Conna route
Tue 3 August 10k TBD

PositionNameTime
1Trevor Geary17:53
2Jim Harty18:06
3Aden Maher18:12
4Dave O'Connor18:25
5Conor Hayes18:31
6John Murphy18:46
7Chris O'Connell19:27
8Keith Barry19:31
9Cian Dunning19:44
10St John O'Connor20:02
11Darren Flynn20:16
12John Mulcahy20:29
13Brendan Hickey20:39
14Natalie Nicholson21:14
15Sarah Mulcahy21:23
16Seamus Keane21:28
17Ted O'Leary21:36
18Kevin Hayes21:55
19Robyn Maher22:20
20Kieran Harte23:02
21Anne Geary23:25
22Jonathan Kenneally23:25
23Adam Blaiklock23:30
24Paul O'Flynn23:39
25Laura O'Flynn23:42
26Denis McCarthy24:11
27Kieran Murphy24:25
28Catherine Clancy24:35
29Kathleen Keane24:56
30Mike Walsh25:27
31Aisling McCarthy25:55
32Noreen Daly26:13
33Siobhan Hayes26:39
34John Walshe27:29
35Ger Sheehan28:44
36Betty Walsh31:14

Results 3km Summer Run Series

1st training run of the Club Summer Series took place over 2 sessions and results combined.

Summer Training Run Series
Tue 11 May 3k Conna community field
Tue 8 June 5k Ballynoe route
Tue 6 July 5 mile Conna route
Tue 3 August 10k TBD

PositionNameTime
1
Liam O'Connor11:13
2Dave O'Connor
11:13
3Conor Hayes
11:17
4Jonathan Kenneally
11:33
5John Beecher
11:34
6Stephen Collins
11:52
7Keith Barry
12:00
8Brendan Hickey
12:03
9Chris O'Connell
12:11
10Padraig O'Connor
12:33
11Seamus Keane
12:53
12Kevin Hayes13:00
13Kieran Harte
13:56
14Ted O'Leary14:37
15Kieran Murphy
14:38
16Adam Blaicklock
14:45
17Denis McCarthy
14:46
18Paul O'Flynn
14:57
19Laurence O'Connor
15:04
20Alan Carr
15:06
21Kathleen Keane
15:16
22Noreen Daly
15:25
23Siobhan Hayes
16:14
24Ger Sheehan
16:51

St Catherine’s AC annual Christmas 3km 2020

St Catherine’s AC annual Christmas 3km in aid of St Vincent de Paul takes place next Tuesday the 8th in Conna sports field. All race entry donations go to SVP at this important time of year and there will be a collection point there on the night.

The running of this will be a lot different than other years but we guarantee you will still have fun and if you don’t you can do another 3k for free.  Its important that we follow the guidelines that are laid out here.

Juveniles

  • 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Turn up and run
  • Times will be recorded

Adults

  • 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Runners will be places in groups of 12 and start times will be staggered
  • All runners will need to complete a Covid Questionnaire
  • If you need to warm up or cool down then this should be done away from the field
  • Leave the field as soon as you are finished your run
  • Times will be recorded and results posted online

If you have any question you can reach out to the commitee.

East Cork Cross Country Even Age Juveniles and Senior & Junior Championships, held on 13th of September, 2020.

It  gives uz great pleasure to report on a great day out at the East Cork Division Cross Country Championships hosted by St Catherines  AC. At one stage, not too long ago, we weren’t sure whether there would be any cross-country season but working under new recommended guidelines, the club and the Divisional officers put on a very successful event.

The championships were held once again on Frank Hayes’s farm and the course was in fantastic shape, especially so as the sun came out and with it being  dry underfoot, it was set for ideal running conditions.

Numbers were down in some of our under age races, but this did not  detract from the quality running on display.

Our opening races over 1000 metres were for the under 10 athletes. Lara Byrne was our sole participant in the girls and finished a highly creditable 5th place.

The under 10 boys had 5 running and what a performance they put in to secure first place to win the team medal.

Kenneth O’Connell put on a commanding performance to win the race by some distance to be followed by Oscar Cunninghan in 4th, Zach Pyne in 8th and Noah Keane in 9th spot. Really great stuff lads!

The under 12s races were over the 1,500 metre course which featured a fair few drags, up and down. The girls and boys performed very well through this challenging course. The seven strong girls team secured 2nd place overall which is a fabulous achievement, Ciara Hayes led the team home in 6th, followed closely by Ella Higgins in 7th, Aimee Kearney in 8th, Ciara O’Regan in 10th, Amy O’Connell in 20thAnnA Byrne in 32nd and Maebh O’Connell in 34th. The team coaches did well making sure they packed well as a team. Great stuff, girls! Silver medals on their way!

The boys race was  a very hard fought race up front and Conor Ronayne put up a great battle before settling for 2nd place and silver. Ryan Whelan finished strongly in 9th spot and Ryan Molumphy cam home in 26th. Well done, lads.

Our under 14 girls of Ellie Barry and Sadie Linehan tackled the 3,000 metre course with their usual courage and tenacity. Both girls finished strongly in the last few hundred metres to pass fellow athletes to finish strongly, Ellie in 12th and Sadie in 15th. Mighty stuff, girls!

Our sole representative in the under 14 boys was Darragh ronayne. Again, not for the first time, he found himself in a ding dong battle upfront and having lost the battle for first place held off the field to secure second in a fine sprint finish. Brilliant tactical running as always, Darragh. Good amn yourself.

Our next competitors were Sinead Goss in the under 18 girls and Sara Barry and Natalie Nicholson in the Junior Women. This race was rac together and what a display our girls put in. Natalie led out the field and kept pulling away from the field the longer the race went on. She won by some distance from her teammate Sara Barry in second spot. Sinead Goss finished in seventh spot overall in her first competitive outing for the club and picked up a Junior team medal for her efforts. The Junior Women secured a silver team medal.

Lastl but not least, the Ladies and Mens events. Our 2 Ladies in the Masters over 4,000 metres were Catherine Clancy and Agnes Hurley.There was a big field of nearly 50 runners , one of which was Ireland and Ballymore-Cobh’s very own Sonia O’Sullivan, who was chasing an East Cork Senior medal, one of the very few that she hadn’t picked up in all her years competing and entertaining  us. Great to see her back competing in cross country in her beloved county.

Catherine came home in 24th place,and Agnes in 40th on her debut for the club. (And Sonia finished 10th).

The mens race over 4 laps of the 1,500 metre course was a fast race won by Kevin O’Brien from East Cork. In a very large field of 60 athletes, our men put up a great show and they were led home by Mike Byrne in 20th, closely followed by John Beecher in 22nd, Chris O’Connell in 33rd , Brendan Hickey in 34th, Kevin Hayes in 36th, John Mulcahy in 39th, Kieran Harte in 51st and Kieran Murphy  57th.

Our Mens over-35 team finished third overall, a very commendable performance , earning themselves bronze medals.

It was satisfying to hear from the other clubs how well organized the event was, especially the new incentives like the Call Area and the new labelling system which speeds up the recording of results.

It’s so important to keep all of our athletes active and to have them and their families representing our club at these events. Long may it continue.

Hope to see you all the second East Cork Cross Country In Carrignavar next Sunday.