County Even Age Cross Country Championships

County Even Age Cross Country Championships held on 6th of October in Liscarroll.

The club had another great day’s outing at the County Cross Country Championships in Liscarroll.

In perfect conditions for running, our athletes turned up in big numbers and they tackled the tough course with great courage.

This time around, our junior women’s team led off the races and yet again put on a masterclass in team running to win gold. It was great to see Laura Hayes back and she duly obliged in leading from the front but just lost the place for gold in the finish. Natalie Nicholson (5), Sarah Mulcahy(8), Meghan Carr(9) and Sara Barry(12) followed  her in.

Kieran Harte was our only Novice runner in the adult races and enjoyed his day .

The juveniles were led off by our under 10 girls and Aimee Kearney had another super run finishing third. As she came over the line, one of the officials said to me, she came home third…in her socks!!, imagine if she had runners on! Her loyal team-mate, Grainne Linehan was finding the going hard at the back of the field but was determined not to finish last and passed a few girls in the last few hundred metres. All about the effort, girls.

The under 10 boys had another outstanding team display and won gold in fine style. Conor Ronayne led front the front and came home a brilliant first followed by Kenneth O’Connell in 11th and Tadgh Walsh in 14th place. James Geary came by in 57th spot and that was enough to secure gold medals for the team. Mark Geary, Adam O’Connor and Donncha Walsh rounded out this team. It shows that perseverance and effort will bring its own rewards.

The under 12 girls, of Amy O Connell, Ciara O’Regan, Ciara Hayes and Charlotte Norman, had agreat run. They  also had a superb result with Charlotte coming home fourth on her debut at country running.The top 6 earn medals at county level so a medal on your first start, Charlotte.  What an exciting prospect for the future.

The boys were led again by Darragh Ronayne and he had a serious battle upfront with a group of 7 others. He looked so like he was struggling coming up the last hill in fourth but fought back at the top of the hill and used the fall of the hill to pull back two places and just lost out in the sprint finish. Smart running, Darragh! The team just lost out on team prizes finishing fourth overall. Ryan Whelan(14),James O’Connor(26), Billy Aherne(40) and Sean Walsh(44).

The under 14s girls team of Ellie Barry, Ella O’Connor, Sadie Linehan and Mallaidh O’Regan had another solid performance and were 6th overall.

The under 14s boys team consisted of Conor Hayes and Charlie Nicholson. Conor was in a great tussle out front and finished a highly creditable fifth. Another medal in the locker. Well done !

Lucy Aherne had a fine run  in the under 16s girls.

Well done everybody. A great day out. We are very proud of you all.

Next Sunday, October the 13th,  are the Uneven Age County Championships in Carrigdrohid near Macroom.

Hope to see you all there and keep the St Catherines flag flying!

Day 2 of East vs West

Revised Programme

EVENTS

Middle Distance Long Jump Turbo Javelin Shot Relays
U9 -300m U10(9,10) U10(9,10) U14(13,14) U10 B+G
U10 -300m U12(11,12) U12(11,12) U16(15,16) U12 Mixed
U11-500m U14(13,14)     U14 Mixed
U12 -500m U16(15,16)     U16 Mixed
U13-800m        
U14-800m        
U15-800m        
U16-800m        

 

Regional Inter-County Track & Field Challenge

Regional Inter-County Track & Field Challenge

Waterford Program of Events – Tuesday 11th June 7pm Sharp – BCS Lismore

 

Track 1 – Girls Track 2 – Boys                            Field

 

U9   Sprints Heats                                                 U13 Girls Long Jump (Take Off Board) Pit 1

U10 Sprints Heats                                                 U15 Girls Long Jump (Take Off Board) Pit 1

U11 Sprints Heats

U12 Sprints Heats                                                 U13 Boys Shot Putt 2Kg

U13 Sprints Heats                                                 U15 Boys Shot Putt 2Kg

U14 Sprints Heats

U15 Sprints Heats                                                 U9 Girls Long Jump (No TO Board) Pit 2

U11 Girls Long Jump (No TO Board) Pit 2

 

U9 Boys Turbo Javelin

U11 Boys Turbo Javelin

 

Mini Olympians 60m Dash (Medals for all)

Finals for all Sprints – Track 1

 

Relays

U9 Girls 4 x 100m
U9 Boys 4 x 100m
U11 Mixed 4 x 100m
U13 Mixed Medley 100, 200, 200, 100
U15 Mixed 4 x 300
Mixed Coaches Relay 4 x 100m

The Region that tops the medals table over the 2 days will be crowned Regional Winners, Gold – 10pts, Silver – 8pts, Bronze – 6pts – Relays DO NOT account to points tally ONLY Individual events

Medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each event incl relays

3 jumps per long jump, 3 throws per TJ & Shot

This event is confined to registered athletes of the following clubs ONLY, Blackwater AC, West Waterford AC, Finisk Valley AC, KCK AC, Ardmore AC, Youghal AC, St. Catherine’s & St. Nicholas AC

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.

County Track and Field Programme – 5th and 12th May

See attached the programme for Day 1 and Day 2 of County Track & Field events taking place on Sunday 5th and Sunday 12th May. All entries need to be sent to Frank (0876192070) by this Friday 26th April at 2pm.

Summary of events and ages available here also:

   Day 1May 5, 2019 ***   Day 2May 12, 2019 
U9BoysSprintT.Javelin***300mLong Jump
GirlsSprintT.Javelin***300mLong Jump
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U10Boys500mLong Jump***SprintT. Javelin
Girls500mLong Jump***SprintT. Javelin
***
U11BoysSprintT.JavelinHigh Jump***600mLong JumpShot
GirlsSprintT.JavelinShotHigh Jump***600mLong Jump
***
U12Boys600mLong JumpSprint Hurdles***SprintT. JavelinShotHigh Jump
Girls600mLong JumpShotSprint Hurdles***SprintT. JavelinHigh Jump
***
U13Boys 600mLong JumpJavelinSprint HurdlesHigh Jump***SprintShot
Girls600mShot Sprint Hurdles ***SprintLong JumpJavelinHigh Jump
.***
U14Boys JavelinHigh JumpSprint HurdleLong Hurdles1500m***Sprint800mLong JumpShot200mWalk
GirlsLong JumpShotSprint HurdleLong Hurdles1500m***Sprint800mJavelinHigh Jump200mWalk
***
U15BoysSprintLong JumpJavelinLong Hurdles1500mPole Vault***800mShotHigh JumpSprint Hurdles200mWalk
GirlsSprintShotHigh JumpLong Hurdles1500mPole Vault***800mLong JumpJavelinSprint Hurdles200mWalk

Results of 3km Time Trial – 8th January

NamePositionTime
Pat Costigan111:36
James Hayes211:55
Brendan Hickey312:01
Keith Barry412:02
Natalie Nicholson512:14
John Mulcahy612:18
Martin Feeney712:23
Paul O'Connell812:26
Laurence O'Connor912:47
Kieran Harte1012:47
Ted O'Leary1112:58
Paul Mulcahy1213:01
Conor Hayes1313:04
Kieran Murphy1413:17
Denis McCarthy1513:37
Charlie Nicholson1613:39
Sarah Morrison1713:40
Sarah Mulcahy1813:58
Padraig Dillon1914:18
Sean Twomey2014:24
Paul O'Flynn2114:25
Kathleen Keane2215:08
Caroline Motherway2315:12
Caoimhe Hayes2415:25
Orna Neville2515:26
John Morrison2615:35

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.