2012 Cross Country Season Closes with National Success for St. Catherine’s A.C.

The 2012 Juvenile Cross Country Season came to a close on 9th December when the National Un-Even Age Juvenile Championships were held in Adamstown, Wexford. Two St. Catherine’s A.C. girls took part that day, both doing exceptionally well and contributing to the success of the Cork and Munster teams.  Meghan was a member of the U11 Gold winning Cork team, and Laura a member of both the Cork and Munster Bronze winning U13 teams.

It has been a very good cross country season for St. Catherine’s A.C. and especially for these two girls who were rewarded for their efforts in training. Well done to everyone who took part.

Laura wins Gold

On Sun 25th Nov, Laura took part in the AAI Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships in Rathoath, Co. Meath. Once again Laura ran exceptionally well and in doing so won a gold medal as a member of the Cork County team. The medals keep on coming!

International Medal

Congratulations to Frank, our chairman and coach, for recently winning his second international cross country medal.  For the second year in a row, Frank represented Ireland in the British and Irish Cross Country championships. This year the event was held in Stormont and Frank won a bronze medal in the team event.

East Cork Schools Cross Country

On Friday 28th Sept, St.Catherine’s once again hosted the East Cork Schools Cross Country at the Conna Community Pitch. This event has become increasingly popular over recent years, and this year was no exception. Over 1000 school children arrived and took part in the 16 races, the first 15 from each race winning a medal and all receiving a fruit drink courtesy of the sponsor Glanbia. Between the East Cork Athletic Board and all the volunteers from the club, the event ran very smoothly. Thanks to everyone who helped to make this possible. Below are a few pictures from the day.

County Even Age Cross Country

Sunday October 7th saw the first race in the County cross-country season. The event was hosted by Castlelyons who set up a wonderful course and looked after the many athletes and clubs who turned up from all over the County. Our St. Catherine’s Juvenile team put in some great performances which reflected the efforts they have made in training over the last several weeks. Please take a look at the Cross Country page of our website to see the results.


St. Catherine's A.C. at the Counties


East Cork Cross Country

On Sunday September 23 rd the East Cork Cross Country season got underway at Garryanne, Conna. All our athletes ran well considering this was the first race of the season, and for some their first ever competitive race. Special mention goes to Laura who took the individual Silver Medal; Cliona, Hazel and Doireann who won the team Bronze medal in the U10 Girls race; and Deirdre, Trish and Siobhan who won the O35 team Gold medal.

Our Bronze Medal U10 Girls Team


Our Gold Medal O35 Ladies Team


East Cork Cross Country, Sun 23rd Sept

The first East Cork cross country for juveniles will be hosted by St. Catherine’s A.C. and held in Aghern at 11:30am on Sun 23rd September. Men’s and Ladies Novice and Masters races will also be held at the same event. The following is the programme of races:

Girls/Boys under 10 (born 2003/2004) 1000m
Girls/Boys under 12 (born 2001/2002) 2000m
Girls/Boys under 14 (born 1999/2000) 3000m
Girls/Boys under 16 (born 1997/1998) 3500m
Girls under 18 (born 1995/1996) 4000m
Boys under 18 (born 1995/1996) 4500m

Ladies Novice,             4000m
Ladies Masters O/35, 4000m
Ladies Masters O/45, 4000m
Men Novice,                  6000m
Men Masters O/35,      6000m
Men Masters O/45,      6000m

Admission: Adults 6 euros,   juveniles 4 euros

East Cork Schools Cross Country – Fri 28th Sept

This year St. Catherine’s A.C. will once again host the East Cork Schools cross country at the Conna Community pitch. The date will be Friday 28th September and the races will start at 11:00am sharp. There will be races for girls and boys born in 1999 to 2006 inclusive with the distances varying according to age.

The club will be seeking volunteers to help on the day from 10:30am to approx 1:30pm

Juvenile Cross Country Dates

 Sept 23rd East Cork (Even Age)    Conna
Oct 7th  County Cork (Even Age)    Castlelyons
Oct 14th County Cork (Uneven Age)   Carrignavar
Oct 21st Munster (Even Age)    Beaufort
Oct 28th County B (Uneven Age) Conna
Nov 4th  East Cork (Uneven Age)   Carrignavar
Nov 11th Munster (Uneven Age)   Co.Waterford
Nov 25th National (Even Age)    Co.Meath
Dec 2nd  Munster B           Co.Clare
Dec 9th  National (Uneven Age)   Thurles Racecourse
Jan 13th Munster Relays        Limerick Racecourse

Adult Training

Adult training resumes on Tuesday 11th Sept, 7pm Conna pitch. New members, regardless of ability, are welcome to come along and join in.