Cork County T&F Championships for Juniors, Seniors and Masters – Monday 9th May at MTU

Online entries for the first round of the Cork County T&F Championships for Juniors, Seniors and Masters close on Sunday 8th May. The championships take place at MTU on Monday 9th May. First event at 7:30pm. Entries will also be taken on the day – €5 per event.

A link to the events is available here:

The link for online entry is as follows:

Results of the Summer Series 2022 – 3km 3rd May

Results of the first race in the Summer Series are below. Well done to everyone who took part in the 3km race…

Trevor Geary100:10:27
John Beecher200:10:38
Jonathan Kenneally300:10:40
Cian Dunning400:10:56
Keith Barry500:11:06
St John O'Connor600:11:15
John Mulcahy700:11:21
Sarah Mulcahy800:11:28
Chris O'Connell900:11:43
Richie Lynch1000:11:53
Cathal Barry1100:11:59
Darren Flynn1200:12:02
Kieran Harte1300:12:08
Sara Barry1400:12:17
Brendan Hickey1500:12:28
Seamus Keane1600:12:28
Kieran Murphy1700:12:34
Kevin Hayes1800:12:36
Steven Collins1900:12:40
Ann Geary2000:12:41
Ted O'Leary2100:12:45
Breda Lynch2200:12:45
Paul O'Flynn2300:12:48
James O'Connor2400:12:49
Laura O'Flynn2500:13:02
Denis McCarthy2600:13:20
Frances Barry2700:13:43
Maire O'Regan2800:14:05
Steve Dunning2900:14:09
Kathleen Keane3000:14:19
Aiden Barry3100:14:47
Noreen Daly3200:14:58
Siobhan Hayes3300:15:06
Fiona Mulcahy3400:15:08
Donal Howard3500:15:20
Ger Sheehan3600:15:44
Aisling Collins3700:15:54
Ella O'Connor3800:16:11
Fiona Fitzgerald3900:16:25
Donal Leahy4000:18:03
Teresa Leahy4100:18:03
Helen O'Keeffe4200:19:31
Mary Hamill4300:20:50
Karen O'Keeffe4400:22:20
Carmel Power4500:22:24

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.

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.

Cork Athletics County Juvenile Track & Field Championships in MTU – May 1st, 8th and 15th

Please follow the links below to see an order of events for the upcoming Cork Athletics County Juvenile Track & Field Championships in MTU.

Day 1 and Day 2 are U12 to U19 events only, Day 3 U9 to U11 in the morning and all relays in the afternoon.

Events taking place on each day and event order is displayed towards the end of each page.

Day 1 – Sunday May 1st 10am

Day 2 – Sunday May 8th 10am

Day 3 – Sunday May 15th 10am

Results of the 3km Time Trial – 5th April 2022

Results of the last 3KM Time Trial of the season. Well done to everyone who took part…

Cian Dunning100:11:30
Stephen Collins200:11:40
John Mulcahy300:11:45
Ed Kenneally400:12:06
Brendan Hickey500:12:10
Sarah Mulcahy600:12:13
Laurence O'Connor700:12:41
Kieran Harte800:12:46
Kieran Murphy900:13:14
Declan Clancy1000:13:15
Kevin Hayes1100:13:15
Ted O'Leary1200:13:27
Denis McCarthy1300:14:03
Fiona Mulcahy1400:14:19
Alaia Melero1500:14:20
Breda Lynch1600:14:46
Ella O'Connor1700:14:52
Kathleen Keane1800:15:17
Catherine Clancy1900:15:19
Aisling Collins2000:15:44
Maura O'Regan2100:16:03

Couch to 5km Programme starting Wednesday 16th March, 7:30pm in Conna Field

St Catherine’s AC Couch to 5km programme will recommence Wednesday 16th March at 7:30pm in Conna Field for 10 weeks.

€10 for the 10 week programme, participants must be registered with St Catherine’s AC in advance.

If you are not already registered for 2022, please email and include name, address, contact number, email address, date of birth & AAI registration number (if you have it). A link will be issued in due course from Athletics Ireland where you can pay the €20 registration fee.

The Couch to 5k programme is suitable for all beginners and is available here.

Spread the word and come along – all welcome!

County Road Championships – Friday 18th March 2022

Please see the following link for entry details for the Cork County Road Championships on Friday 18th March in Castlelyons.

All entries will be paid for by the club, St Catherines AC athletes do not need to pay on the day.

With this in mind, we ask all club members to also give back where they can for other club hosted events (e.g. stewarding at club organised races, etc).

Results of the 3km Time Trial – 1st March 2022

Stephen Collins100:11:53
Ed Kenneally200:11:57
Brendan Hickey300:11:58
Keith Barry400:12:17
John Mulcahy500:12:19
Sarah Mulcahy600:12:24
Kieran Harte700:12:49
Ted O'Leary800:13:21
Kevin Hayes900:13:24
James O'Connor1000:14:25
Denis McCarthy1100:14:30
Breda Lynch1200:14:38
Kathleen Keane1300:15:46
Ella O'Connor1400:16:59
Annette Leahy1500:17:21
Fiona Mulcahy2k00:09:17

Results of the 3km Time Trial – 1st February 2022

Conor Hayes100:10:57
Liam O'Connor200:11:23
Brendan Hickey300:11:36
Brian Davis400:11:57
Keith Barry500:12:16
John Mulcahy600:12:19
Sarah Mulcahy700:12:19
Lawrence O'Connor800:12:28
Kieran Harte900:12:42
Declan Clancy1000:12:55
Frank Goss1100:13:06
Paul O'Flynn1200:13:16
Natalie Nicholson1300:13:22
Laura O'Flynn1400:13:54
James O'Connor1500:14:08
Fiona Mulcahy1600:14:10
Bill Leahy1700:14:12
John Kilmartin1800:14:29
Amy Leahy1900:14:33
Mia Keane2000:14:36
Denis McCarthy2100:14:55
Aoife O'Connor2200:14:57
Catherine Clancy2300:15:08
Kieran O'Connor2400:15:12
Breda Lynch2500:15:15
Kathleen Keane2600:15:28
Ella O'Connor2700:16:32
Martina O'Connor2800:19:09
Maura Murphy2900:19:09