The County Cork Cross Country Championships for Juvenile relay teams and the Novice and under 23 adult races were held in Riverstick on Sunday, the 26th of September last.
On a very wet and windy day, the clubs from all over the county battled with the conditions to compete for that coveted prize, a county medal.
St Catherine’s AC had three juvenile teams competing in the relay races, everyone running 500 metres for their leg of the relay race.
The boys under 10 team of Eoin Ronayne, Tomas Kiely, Oisin Feeney and James Beecher had a tremendous battle with the local club, Riverstick/Kinsale but lost out and came home in fourth spot. Great effort for these lads in their first year racing. Hope this experience will spur you on for the next race.
Our under 12 boys are a very strong team, having won the East Cork’s last week, and they lived up to their reputation by beating two formidable rivals, Midleton and Leevale, into second and third places. So gold medals all round for Conor Ronayne, Kenneth O’Connell, Oscar Cunningham, Bill Leahy & Zach Pyne(sub). Fantastic achievement, boys and well deserved for all the training and hard work put in.
More success in the under 14 boys race. This time, our lads beat Midleton but lost out to Leevale, so had to settle for silver medals. Great team performance from Darragh Ronayne, James O’Connor, Ryan Whelan and Cathal to compete so strongly, especially with these clubs, well known for their sprinting prowess.
In the adults races, we have a new county champion!
In the Novice womens race, Sarah Mulcahy came home first in the under 23 category event. What an outstanding achievement. Sarah has been in good form recently so this victory is well earned.
Our other competitors were in the Novice mens race over 6 kilometres and the team coped admirably with the conditions to finish 5th overall for the team. Jim Harty, in his first cross-country race for the club, came home in 16th spot, just behind the Olympic champion,Paul O’Donovan who was running for Leevale. Prestigious company, indeed! Jim was followed by Trevor Geary, Brendan Hickey, Kevin Hayes, Kieran Harte and Kieran Murphy.
Great day out for the club and yet again, heaps more medals for our athletes.
Our next day out is on this Sunday, the 3rd of October, where the Senior County and Even age Juvenile Cross Country Championships will be held in Carrigadrohid.
Hoping to see you all there.
The East Cork Cross Country Championships for Uneven Age Juveniles and Senior Men & Women was hosted by our club, St Catherines AC, last Sunday.
It is a great honour for our club and community to be hosts to these championships. It is to the credit of the club officials and the assistance and support of the club members that we are able to manage such a prestigious sporting occasion. The event was held on the lands of Frank Hayes yet again and the new course was in superb condition for a great day’s racing.
Our juveniles excelled and we ended up with fistfuls of medals.
Our under 10s raced over a 1,000 metre course and Mary Jane Casey led the field home closely followed by Ciara O’Connell in second place. Teammates Sienna, Aoife and Sophie O’Connor combined well enough for the team to finish second overall and win silver medals.
The under 10 boys had a similar race. Alex Keane had a superb race to finish second, closely chased home by Eoin Ronayne in third spot. Their teammates Oisin Feeney, Adam and Cillian Fitzgerald, Colm Geary, Tomas Kiely and Ciaran O’Connor packed well and the team finished second overall. Well done to all the under 10s and their coaches.
The under 12s girls race was over 1,500 metre and Aimee Kearney led from the start to the finish, putting on a masterful display. Lara Byrne put on a great performance finishing in the top ten.
In the boys under 12s, we had yet another outstanding performance by our club runners. Conor Ronayne and Kenneth O’Connell took off from the start and put some distance into their rivals. Conor came home in first place, followed by Kenneth in second. Oscar Cunningham finished in the top ten, followed by Bill Leahy, James Geary, Zack Pyne, Noah Keane and Adam O’Connor. Great stuff lads. Ye deserved your team gold medals. Brilliant stuff!
The under 14 girls team of Charlotte Norman, Ciara Hayes, Amy O’Connell and Maebh O’Connell tackled the 2,000 metre course in fine fettle and combined very well to finish third team overall to secure prized bronze medals.
In the boys race, Darragh Ronayne was always at the front and ran a fine tactical race to finish second. James O’Connor had a great second lap and finished strongly coming home in fifth place.
The girls under-16s were Sadie Linehan and Ella O’Connor. They were both running two laps of the course and finished comfortably.
In the boys race, Conor Hayes was racing against his great rival and friend, Aidan Maher from Carrignavar and this time Aidan won the duel, leaving Conor in second place. Cian Dunning came home a mighty fourth and Charlie Nicholson was the third boy home, securing a team prize for third place overall.
That is nine individual medals, 3 Golds, 6 silvers and a bronze and 5 team medals if my counting is correct. Stand back and take a bow, boys and girls. Brilliant display!
Our Ladies and Men also raced and Sarah Mulcahy , who came fourth overall, Ann Geary and Catherine Clancy performed well enough to finish third team overall in the Senior race, over the 4,500 metre course. Great achievement.
The Senior mens team of Keith Barry, Chris O’Connell, John Mulcahy , Brendan Hickey, Kevin Hayes, Kieran Harte and Kieran Murphy also combined very effectively to secure senior team third prize . Keith, Chris, Brendan and Kevin also won first place in the over 45 category team prize. Sorry for giving away that information lads. Most of the kids think you’re only 34 or 35!
Fantastic achievement to all of the athletes for making this such a special day.
Hope to see you all at the County Cork Championships, which are being held in Riverstick on the 26th.
EAST CORK CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS SUNDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2021 – INFORMATION
Location: Aghern (near Conna) Post Code P51 P903
Please Note as the Cork 20 International Rally is on the same weekend around the roads of Ballynoe the road from Ballynoe to our cross-country fields is closed to all traffic. All traffic from Rathcormac must turn right at the Big Tree Bar in Aghern and traffic coming from Tallow through Conna and onto Aghern must turn left at the Big Tree Bar.
All Senior/ Master athletes must pre enter through their respective club competitions secretaries. Entries should go to Frank before Thursday 9pm. No Late Entries
Only Athletic Ireland registered athletes whose club are affiliated to the East Cork Division may compete.
Details to be forwarded are:
- Athletes Name
- Athletes club
- Contact phone number.
- Race intending to compete in.
- Athletes age category
All competing athletes must make themselves familiar with and abide by Athletics Ireland return to competition protocols. If any athlete, coach, parent or guardian has any covid like symptoms or feels unwell under no circumstances should they arrive at the venue.
An entrance fee of €5 per adult, €3 per juvenile (Under 19) or €10 maximum per family will be charged.
No change can be given on the day so exact money only to be placed in an “honesty bucket”at the check in desk.
A public address system will be in operation to call athletes to their races.
Toilets will be available.
Appropriate cleaning products will be provided and all users will be asked to sanitise before & after use.
Medals for the first three individuals of each race will be on the podium for collection.
Team medals will be forwarded through the club competition secretaries if not available on the day.
After an athlete’s race we ask that they leave the venue as soon as practicable.
Food & Drinks:
Athletes/spectators must bring their own refreshments with them. No bins will be provided so all rubbish must be brought home by those that would like to bring a picnic.
Recording of athletes at finish:
As we can no longer give out tickets at the finish line – we ask each club to provide a stick- on number to all of their competing juvenile athletes marked with their relevant club number. Each juvenile club will be allocated a number and all club athletes must wear that number as follows:
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 1
Carrignavar A.C. 2
Midleton A.C. 3
St. Catherines A.C. 4
St. Nicks A.C. 5
Watergrasshill A.C. 6
Youghal A.C. 7
It is very important that each club coach knows their first four athletes in each race as our recorders will only record a club number and not a name.
A separate recording procedure will be in place for the senior/master athletes who must pre enter in order to compete.
The 2021 County Juvenile Track & Field Championships were held in CIT grounds over the last two weekends.
Fair dues to all the girls and boys from St Catherine’s AC who participated in all the events. Families have been going from pillar to post getting the boys and girls to all their various sports and activities so we’re delighted that people can find time to turn up for the athletics and perform to the best of their abilities.
The 13 to 16 year old boys and girls competed two Sundays ago and they took part in the various running races over the distances from 80, 200, 600, 800 and 1,500 metres. Sarah O’Connell got pipped for third place in the 200 metre dash, coming home fourth. Ciara Hayes ran the 80 metre and 600 races. In the Boys events, Darragh Ronayne finished third in the 800 metre race while Charlie Nicholson came home in fifth spot in the longer 1,500 metre race. Cian Dunning raced well to finish second in the boys under 16 200 metre sprint.
The field events were more successful as Charlie finished second in the under 15 boys Long Jump, Maebh finished seventh in the under 13 girls Javelin while Cian took the honours, winning the under 16 boys Javelin, throwing over 33 metres. Great stuff!
Last Sunday, the younger boys and girls from under 9 to 12 years old took part in their respective events. In the under 9s, Eoin Ronayne, Philip O’Callaghan, Leah Pyne, Tomas Kiely and Ciara O’Connell ran the sprints and tackled the long jump. Eoin won his 60 metre sprint, the fastest on the day at 10.35 seconds and came home second in the 300 metre race. Ciara came third in her 300 metre heat but topped it all by winning the long jump reaching over 3 metres. Well done, Ciara.
In the under 10s,Oisin Feeney did well in the javelin and the 500 metre race.
In the under 11s, Lara Byrne came home in fourth spot in her 600 metre race. Great race, Lara.
The boys taking part in the long jump and the running races were Adam O’Connor, Zach Pyne and Kenneth O’Connell. Kenneth came second in his 60 metre dash but saved the best for his 600 metre race, finishing in the fastest time of the day at 1 minute 54 seconds.
Magnificent effort from all our juvenile athletes and we are hoping for more of the same this coming Sunday, the 19th, when our club will host Day 1 of the East Cork Cross Country championships. This will be held once again on the farmlands of Frank Hayes and so we are hoping for another great race day there.
U13-U16 Cork Co Track and Field champs
Sunday 5th September
Athletes can enter a MAXIMUM of 2events.
U15 100m,200m,800m,1500,L.J.,H.J.,shot, javelin
Anyone interested in entering let Frank know by Tuesday night at 0876192070
|Position||Name||3km||5km||5 Mile||10km||Total Time|
|6||St John O'Connor||41:12|
|Conna 5K Road Race Results|
|Place||Athletes Name||Club Location||Time||Gender||Bib|
|1||Tim O Donoghue||East Cork AC||14:55||SM||436|
|2||John Shine||Leevale AC||15:18||SM||466|
|3||Nick O Donoghue||East Cork AC||16:03||SM||435|
|4||James McCarthy||East Cork AC||16:27||SM||371|
|5||John O Rourke||Kilmacthomas||16:50||SM||449|
|6||Aidan Noone||Watergrasshill AC||16:54||SM||418|
|7||Jessica Coyne||Leevale AC||17:10||SF||312|
|8||Trevor Geary||St Catherines AC||17:48||SM||333|
|11||Michelle Kenny||Leevale AC||17:56||SF||356|
|12||John Murphy||Grange Fermoy AC||17:59||SM||414|
|15||Patrick Roche||Carrick on Suir AC||18:29||SM||460|
|17||John Beecher||St Catherines AC||18:36||SM||223|
|18||Orla Byrne||St Finbarrs AC||18:36||SF||269|
|19||Ger O Regan||Midleton AC||18:43||SM||448|
|21||Michael Kelleher||Togher AC||18:54||SM||352|
|22||Billy Lenihan||Grange Fermoy AC||18:56||SM||363|
|23||Michael Walsh||Grange Fermoy AC||18:58||SM||477|
|24||St-John O Connor||St Nicholas AC||19:02||SM||431|
|25||Cian Dunning||St Catherines AC||19:06||SM||321|
|27||Jen Preston||East Cork AC||19:11||SF||456|
|28||Keith Barry||St Catherines AC||19:20||SM||193|
|29||Linda O Connor||Carrigaline AC||19:21||SF||430|
|30||Roger Kennedy||London front runners||19:21||SM||354|
|31||Jennifer Goggin Walsh||Carrig na bhfear AC||19:27||SF||336|
|32||Brian O Connell||Togher AC||19:29||SM||425|
|33||Anthony Power||Clonmel AC||19:35||SM||451|
|34||Nadine Forde||Leevale AC||19:39||SF||330|
|35||Meadhbh Moynihan||Leevale AC||19:39||SF||409|
|36||Sean Kennedy||Cork Track Club||19:40||SM||353|
|38||Ray Hahesy||West Waterford AC||19:47||SM||337|
|39||Darren Flynn||Grange Fermoy AC||19:49||SM||329|
|41||Tommy Joe Stavrou||Watergrasshill||19:51||SM||470|
|42||Lisa Crowley||Watergrasshill AC||19:57||SF||314|
|43||Allan Carr||St Catherines AC||19:58||SM||275|
|44||John Mulcahy||St Catherines AC||19:59||SM||410|
|45||Padraic Birmingham||Mallow AC||19:59||SM||248|
|46||Brendan Hickey||St Catherines AC||20:00||SM||343|
|47||Rachael Walsh||Grange Fermoy AC||20:04||SF||479|
|48||Brendan O Mahony||Grange Fermoy AC||20:13||SM||443|
|49||Jack Downes||Limerick AC||20:21||SM||318|
|51||Vincent McHugh||Clonmel AC||20:26||SM||374|
|52||Jason O Mahony||Eagle AC||20:28||SM||444|
|53||Gwen Conroy||Watergrasshill AC||20:39||SF||303|
|54||Donncha Moynihan||Tracton Athletic Club||20:45||SM||408|
|55||Ted O Leary||West Waterford AC||20:48||SM||441|
|56||Dave Bartley||Grange Fermoy AC||20:49||SM||199|
|58||Keith Buckley||Grange Fermoy AC||20:57||SM||268|
|59||Martin Lynch||Ballincollig AC||21:04||SM||366|
|60||Micheal O Brien||Aghada RC||21:13||SM||422|
|61||Perry Power||Mooreabbey Milers AC||21:15||SM||455|
|63||Grainne Power||Mallow AC||21:20||SF||452|
|64||Seamus Keane||St Catherines AC||21:34||SM||349|
|65||Tony Dwyer||West Waterford AC||21:44||SM||323|
|66||Bernard Corrigan||St Nicholas AC||21:51||SM||308|
|68||Sean Norris||Aghada RC||21:56||SM||419|
|69||Gary Relihan||Mallow AC||22:02||SM||457|
|70||Helen Walsh||Togher AC||22:04||SF||476|
|72||Stephanie Ilsley||West Waterford AC||22:18||SF||346|
|75||Kieran Harte||St Catherines AC||22:24||SM||339|
|76||Anthony Dwyer||West Waterford AC||22:35||SM||322|
|77||Gillian Sohun||Leevale AC||22:35||SF||469|
|78||Sylvie O Mahony||Youghal AC||22:36||SM||445|
|79||Dermot O Brien||Ballynoe||22:37||SM||420|
|80||Paul O Flynn||St Catherines AC||22:41||SM||438|
|81||Denis Carroll||Eagle AC||22:44||SM||285|
|82||Claire Madden||Togher AC||22:45||SF||417|
|83||Pat Bransfield||St Nicholas AC||22:49||SM||257|
|84||Eddie O Regan||Youghal AC||22:50||SM||447|
|85||Roisin Ronayne||St Catherines AC||22:55||SF||461|
|86||Joseph Power||Midleton AC||22:57||SM||453|
|87||Marina Seymour||Grange Fermoy AC||23:01||SF||463|
|88||Maurice Ring||Midleton AC||23:02||SM||458|
|89||Laura O Flynn||St Catherines AC||23:06||SF||437|
|90||James Breen||Buttevant RC||23:13||SM||260|
|91||Noreen O Keeffe||Watergrasshill AC||23:13||SF||440|
|92||Ian O Brien||Carrigaline||23:15||SM||421|
|93||Richard Morrison||St Nicholas AC||23:17||SM||407|
|94||Adam Blaiklock||St Catherines AC||23:25||SM||253|
|95||Donal O Donoghue||Watergrasshill AC||23:31||SM||433|
|96||Mary De Barra||Ballymore AC||23:32||SF||316|
|97||Ann Geary||St Catherines AC||23:35||SF||334|
|99||Eamonn English||Clonmel AC||23:47||SM||324|
|100||Eamonn Cashin||West Waterford AC||23:56||SM||287|
|101||Ron Ilsley||West Waterford AC||23:59||SM||347|
|103||Kieran Murphy||St Catherines AC||24:21||SM||415|
|105||Padraig Dillon||St Catherines AC||24:29||SM||317|
|107||Maurice Tobin||Grange Fermoy AC||24:40||SM||471|
|108||Elaine O Donoghue||Riverstick Kinsale AC||24:44||SF||434|
|110||Denis McCarthy||East Cork AC||24:51||SM||370|
|111||Catherine Clancy||St Catherines AC||24:57||SF||296|
|112||Amanda Lenihan||Grange Fermoy AC||25:08||SF||362|
|113||Batt Sheehan||St Catherines AC||25:11||SM||464|
|115||Denis Fitzgerald||Watergrasshill AC||25:28||SM||327|
|116||Bernie Twomey||Midleton AC||25:45||SF||472|
|117||Onra Power||West Waterford AC||25:55||SF||454|
|118||Margaret Twohig||Midleton AC||26:04||SF||342|
|119||Kathleen Keane||St Catherines AC||26:08||SF||350|
|122||Patricia Kingston||Youghal AC||26:34||SF||358|
|123||Noreen Daly||St Catherines AC||26:37||SF||315|
|124||Bartholomew Kearney||Leevale AC||26:37||SM||351|
|125||John Walshe||Road Runners Club||27:04||SM||480|
|127||Ger Sheehan||St Catherines AC||27:08||SF||465|
|128||Mary Kennedy||Youghal AC||27:32||SF||355|
|129||Evelyn Clayton||St Catherines AC||27:35||SF||298|
|130||Mary Mulcahy||St Finbarrs AC||27:51||SF||411|
|131||John Morrisson||St Catherines AC||27:54||SM||406|
|132||Mary Kingston||Youghal AC||27:55||SF||359|
|134||Donnchadh O Donnabhain||Cobh||28:00||SM||432|
|135||Sinead Cotter||Grange Fermoy AC||28:26||SF||309|
|136||Helena Corcoran||Grange Fermoy AC||28:29||SF||307|
|137||Celia O Regan||Youghal AC||28:41||SF||446|
|138||Angela O Mahony||Grange Fermoy AC||28:46||SF||442|
|139||Amanda Cooney||Midleton AC||28:56||SF||305|
|140||Lesley Feeney||St Catherines AC||28:57||SF||325|
|141||Paul McSweeney||Fote Island Running Club||29:04||SM||375|
|142||Allen Cotter||St Nicholas AC||29:12||SM||311|
|143||Claire Lomasney||Grange Fermoy AC||29:16||SF||365|
|144||Mary Lee||St Catherines AC||29:58||SF||360|
|145||Helen O Keeffe||Lehenaghmore||31:07||SF||439|
|146||Mary Corbett||Wibbly wobbly wonders||31:13||SF||306|
|147||Kerry Constant||Waterstown Warriors||31:19||SM||304|
|149||Betty Walsh||St Catherines AC||31:47||SF||475|
|150||Michael Coakley||West Waterford AC||33:04||SM||299|
|152||Caroline McCarthy||Grange Fermoy AC||33:44||SF||368|
New course can be found here
No entries on the night. Numbers for registered runners will be available for collection on the night.