Latest Club News May 9th

Cork Juvenile Championships
The younger athletes in St Catherines took part in the Cork County Track & Field Championships, held in CIT, on Sunday the 5th of May.
All of our competitors did themselves and their club proud.
In very warm and humid conditions, the club coped with a very full programme. Many of our competitors competed in more than one event. They attempted various track events like sprints, hurdles and middle distance while also trying field sports like the turbo javelin, the shot putt, the high jump and the long jump.
As a small club and with limited resources, and with most of our success confined to cross country running, we were hoping that the boys and girls would give it a good go and that they did. The younger children had up to a hundred children vying for a spot in the sprints finals so it was encouraging to see the likes of Oscar and Ryan getting through to the semi-finals and only just losing out on a final place by inches!
Cian Dunning and Conor Hayes performed very well at the High Jump; Cian was very unlucky not to come away with a medal, being beaten on countback for a bronze.
Sam Dunning did bring home the silverware, not one but two silvers in the 100 and 400 metre races in his age category. All those practice runs in the field were worth it in the end!
Well done to all the boys and girls like Ellie and Lucy Barry, Conor and Ciara Hayes, Darragh and Conor Ronayne, Tegan Murphy, Oscar Cummins, Neesha and Ryan Whelam, Sarah O’Connell and Charlie Nicholson. Hope I haven’t left anyone out .
A special thank you to the coaches for figuring out all the times of the events and making sure the kids get to their starts.
The 2nd Sunday of the Championships is on next Sunday so good luck to everybody taking part.
Midleton 5 mile
Well done to all members who crossed the line in Midleton on Thursday. On what was a warm night the rolling hills of Midleton produced some very fast times. We had 4 runners break 30 mins. Well done to Mike Byrne, John Beecher, Trevor Geary and Noel Early who put in amazing performance. Roisin Ronayne was the 1st woman member home. You can check out all the results here
East Cork Road Championships
We had large turn out for the East Cork Road Championships held in Ballynoe on Thursday April 25th. The mens took on the 5 mile distance while the women did 3k. Both involved multiple climbs which was tough on the legs. But great news came out of it and that was that our mens team came home with the Mens Team gold medal. The 1st four from the team were John Beecher, Trevor Geary, Chris O’Connell and Keith Barry. Well done to all our members who took part. You can check out the results here 
 
Cork Road Championships
Back in March we competed in the Cork Road Championships in Castlelyons. And we were finally able to present our F45 team with their bronze medals. Well done to Siobhan Hayes, Noreen Daly and Geraldine Sheehan and their great performance on the day which was rewarded with these county medals.
Limerick Marathon and Half
We had some members travel to Limerick on Sunday for the full and half marathon. Colin Conningham took on the marathon and managed a negative split to finish in 3:59:07. That was a very consistent run from Colin who went through half way in 1:55:50. Keith Barry who has had some great results recently broke 1:30 for the 1st time with 45 seconds to spare and Paddy Ryan who finished in 1:48:58 which was a great result considering he wasn’t feeling well on the day. Brid Barry did the 6 mile and finished in 1:05. Good to see members out in all the races.

Results of Ballintotis 4 mile, Tallow 5km and Locha Lua Half

Ballintotis 4 Mile
29 John BEECHER 00:23:27
41 Noel EARLY 00:23:58
88 Keith BARRY 00:25:26
98 John MULCAHY 00:25:53
126 Martin FEENEY 00:26:45
195 Paul O’CONNELL 00:28:06
304 Laurence O’CONNOR 00:29:54
457 Jackie MULCAHY 00:32:19
504 Aisling COLLINS 00:32:42
512 Kathleen KEANE 00:32:47
587 Siobhan HAYES 00:33:35
604 Noreen DALY 00:33:47
608 Ger SHEEHAN 00:33:49
739 Lesley FEENEY 00:35:58
794 Mary LEE 00:36:59
967 Fiona FITZGERALD 00:40:05
1044 Bríd BARRY 00:42:26

Tallow 5km

Ladies Results
3 Laura O’ Flynn 23.42
4 Neesha Whelan 23.54
5 Dyane Whelan 23.59
6 Georgina Cunningham 25.01
8 Noreen Daly 26.11
9 Ger Sheehan 26.13
11 Leslie Feeney 28.15
13 Mary Lee 29.42
19 Susan Cotter 33.41
31 Betty Walsh 44.01

Mens results
3 Conor Hayes 20.55
4 Kevin Hayes 21.05
6 Kieran Murphy 22.01
7 Paul Flynn 22.16
8 Kieran Harte 22.23
10 Ryan Whelan 23.41
13 Oscar Cunningham 24.52
14 James Geary 25.3
15 Trevor Geary 25.31
17 Mike Walsh 27.4
18 Patrick Twomey 28.42
26 Donnacha Walsh 44.01


Locha Lua Half Marathon

19 Jonathan Kenneally 1:35:37

St Catherines AC take on the John Treacy 10-mile road race in Dungarvan

Over 30 runners from our club took on the challenging course and the huge field of nearly 3,000 athletes. There were some great performances from all of our athletes. Some runners were making their debut at this prestigious race while others were looking to better their previous performances and run a new PB. Many achieved this, so hearty congratulations to all who finished. Hard luck to Frank Goss who had to pull up early on.

Trevor Geary led the club home and he broke the magical 60-minute barrier, clocking a time of 59.46 minutes. He was followed by Mike Byrne, John Beecher, Chris O’Connell, Pat Costigan, Keith Barry and Brendan Hickey who all finished within 70 minutes. The next group was led by John Mulcahy and followed by Shane Kearney, Bill O’Keeffe, Laurence O’Connor, Colin Cunningham, Frances Barry, Roisin Ronayne, Ann Geary, Kieran Harte and Paddy Ryan who all completed the course between 70 and 80 minutes. The next group were Georgina Cunningham, Paul O’Connell, Allan Carr, Sean Twomey, Siobhan Hayes, Aileen Kennedy, Noreen Daly, Kathleen Keane, Ger Sheehan and Martina O’Gorman who all finished the course between 80 and 90 minutes. The final group of runners were Brendan O’Gorman, Martin Carr, Aisling Collins, John Morrison and Niamh Pyne and they all finished between 90 and 105 minutes.

Well done to everyone on the first big race of the year.

84 Trevor GEARY 00:59:46
110 Micheal BYRNE 01:01:07
130 John BEECHER 01:01:50
207 Chris O’CONNELL 01:04:31
231 Pat COSTIGAN 01:05:15
319 Keith BARRY 01:08:01
408 Brendan HICKEY 01:09:38
541 Shane KEARNEY 01:11:34
548 Bill O’KEEFFE 01:12:07
639 Laurence O’CONNOR 01:13:49
755 Colin CUNNINGHAM 01:15:15
815 Frances BARRY 01:16:44
827 Ann GEARY 01:17:00
913 Roisin RONAYNE 01:17:17
919 Kieran HARTE 01:18:02
1017 Paddy RYAN 01:19:20
1126 Martin FEENEY 01:20:42
1183 Georgina CUNNINGHAM 01:22:21
1270 Paul O’CONNELL 01:23:45
1307 Allan CARR 01:24:27
1331 Sean TWOMEY 01:24:49
1495 Siobhan HAYES 01:26:37
1524 Aileen KENNEDY 01:27:05
1577 Kathleen KEANE 01:27:19
1602 Ger SHEEHAN 01:28:03
1610 Martina O’GORMAN 01:28:06
1680 Brendan O’GORMAN 01:29:00
1785 Martin CARR 01:30:57
1938 Aisling COLLINS 01:34:12
2073 John MORRISSON 01:38:14
2206 Niamh PYNE 01:41:51

Important events January 2019

Some important dates in January. Little athletics Returns on Monday 14th in Conna hall. Juveniles return TBC. Adults are back on Saturday 5th for some hill training in Ballyknock wood with 3k time trial on Tuesday 8th, registration night in the field that night also. Awards night with take place in Conna hall on Saturday 26th.

Hope to see you there. New members welcome to attend.

National Championship XC

We finally reached our last cross country race of the year and what an occasion it was. The National Championships for the uneven age categories for Juveniles and the Novice championships for men and women were held at Navan racecourse in County Meath on Saturday last.You would wonder who in their right mind would go out to run in this wild and windy weather that seems to be going on forever at the moment. Well, as the old saying goes, when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

And in Natalie Nicholson and Dave O’Connor, we have two of the most heroic competitors on the circuit.Dave has had a superb season competing at all grades, Novice, Intermediate and Senior, and has had tremendous success. We are so proud that he is the first adult athlete from the club to compete at the National Novice championships.In an enormous field of over 250 runners, Dave finished in the top half of the field, a terrific performance on his debut at this seriously competitive level. And then there is Natalie Nicholson. Her season culminated with another outstanding run, held on a tough hilly circuit, and she finished up in 18th place overall. As usual with Natalie, she paced herself well throughout, and in a field of over 50 runners, she finished so strongly that she was the sixth girl home for the Munster team, who finished first of the provinces.So Natalie finished the season with an All Ireland Gold team medal. Great stuff and more than well deserved.

Cross Country Leagues

Cork County Board Cross Country Leagues

Organisers on behalf of Cork County Board: Frank Hayes, Collette O`Riordan, Jerry Cronin

Dates: 1st September 1pm 

            15th September – 1pm

            29th September – 1pm

 Details of distances can be found here

Venue : – County Board Field  – Riverstick

Reasons for Leagues

  • To help athletes get into a routine for cross country training.
  • Let athletes see their progression over three League events.
  • Give athletes opportunity to train as a group instead of on their own as this happens in smaller clubs.
  • Prepare Cork athletes better for the Cross-Country season and be ready to compete with the best in Ireland.
  • Make new friends so on competition day they have familiar athletes beside them promoting team spirit and sportsmanship
  • Take championship element out

 

Points to Note:

  • No charge at the gate
  • Entry on the day €2 euro per race or 5 euro for the 3 races to be paid on day 1.
  • Start Time 1pm Sharp with U 9
  • Closing time for entries U 9 – U 13 – 12.30pm
  • Closing time for entries U14 – Junior – 1pm
  • Closing time for entries for Adults – 1.30pm
  • Boys and girls of same age group may run together if numbers allow.
  • Anyone interested in coming on board to help in any way contract Frank Hayes at hayesfrank2@gmail.com, Collette O`Riordan at westmuskerry@gmail.com or jerrycronin36@icloud.com 

Conna Juvenile 1 mile road race 2018

Number Juvenile 1 Mile Position Time
1819 Meghan Carr 1 05:51
1801 Conor Hayes 2 05:54
1805 Sam Dunning 3 05:59
1804 Cian Dunning 4 06:05
1803 Charlie Nicholson 5 06:19
1830 Cathal Whooley 6 06:22
1824 Shane Byrne 7 06:29
1806 Cian McCarthy 8 06:32
1821 Saoirse Corrigan 9 06:37
1808 Amy Kearney 10 06:48
1807 Doirean Hayes 11 06:46
1802 Ciara Hayes 12 07:10
1814 Dylan Mulcahy 13 07:14
1829 Tim Murphy 14 07:33
1823 Franek Jabkiuwacz 15 07:34
1815 Emer O’Delle 16 07:40
1826 James O’Connor 17 07:43
1817 Sean Morrison 18 07:45
1822 Treasa Jabkiuwacz 19 07:52
1813 Sophie Early 20 07:58
1827 Chloe Higgins 21 08:05
1831 Sacha O’Sullivan 22 08:06
1818 Chole Carr 23 08:13
1825 Orlaith Byrne 24 08:15
1816 Sinead O’Delle 25 08:24
1832 Sohpia O’Sullivan 26 08:43
1820 Ciara Goss 27 08:49
1811 Ellie Mahon 28 08:50
1812 Molly O’Brien 29 09:09
1810 Bridgit Mahon 30 09:10
1809 Conor Mahon 31 09:13
1828 Emma Murphy 32 09:15

Tallow 5k Results 31/3/2018

Mens Results

Position Name Club Time
1 Noel Early St Catherines 19.05
2 Alan Carr St Catherines 19.09
3 Jonathan Kenneally St Catherines 19.32
4 Pat Costigan St Catherines 19.37
5 Paul Curley Youghal AC 19.41
6 Kieran Murphy St Catherines 20.47
7 Kevin Hayes St Catherines 21.08
8 Ron Ilsley n/a 21.18
9 Brendan Hickey St Catherines 21.31
10 Kieran Harte St Catherines 21.38
11 Sean Gleeson n/a 21.58
12 Ted O’Leary West Waterford 23.05
13 Cian Hogan MourneAbbey 23.12
14 Ed Galvin St Catherines 23.13
15 Billy Cantillion n/a 23.17
16 Tom Leahy n/a 23.44
17 Ryan Whelan St Catherines 24.08
18 Paddy Ryan St Catherines 24.29
19 pat Downs Limerick 25.35
20 Pat O’Keeffe n/a 26.07
21 Sean Mangan n/a 28.17
22 Peter Sealy n/a 31.01
23 Adam Pratt n/a 34.05
24 Sean Walsh St Catherines 34.09
25 John Hennessy n/a 34.25

Womens Results

Position Name Club Time
1 Kate Veale West Waterford 20.09
2 Stephine Ilsley n/a 22.03
3 Neesha Whelan St Catherines 22.55
4 Catherine Clancy St Catherines 24.02
5 Georgina Cunningham St Catherines 24.12
6 Sarah O’Connor St Catherines 24.25
7 Trish Barry St Catherines 24.33
8 Maura Murphy St Catherines 24.46
9 Emer Twomey n/a 24.55
10 Aine Henley n/a 26.04
11 Noreen Daly St Catherines 26.28
12 Kayleigh Hogan MourneAbbey 26.34
13 Ger Sheehan St Catherines 26.37
14 Fiona Higgins St Catherines 27.23
15 RoseMary Mcdonnell n/a 27.42
16 Maeve Condon n/a 28.11
17 Leslie Feeney St Catherines 28.13
18 Mary Lee St Catherines 28.31
19 Hannah Murphy St Catherines 28.53
20 Betty Walsh St Catherines 29.37
21 Leah O’Meara n/a 30.27
22 Deirdre Tobin n/a 30.28
23 Clone Lomassney Grange Fermoy 30.59
24 Noelle Feeney n/a 31.13
25 Michelle McCormack n/a 31.2
26 Lena McCarthy n/a 32.04
27 Rhona Casey n/a 32.3
28 Mary Flanagan St Catherines 32.33
29 Emma Byrne St Catherines 34.48
30 Nuala Goode n/a 38.21
31 Deirdre Donnelly n/a 38.23
32 Ann Kinsella n/a 38.31
33 Fran Mangan n/a 39.22