Club workshop with APC

We are looking to host a club workshop for our Adult runners with Avondhu Physio Therapy on 7th April at 7pm.

We need a minimum of 8 / max 12 for the session to go ahead so if interested can you please contact Mike Byrne

Details from Pa Hanley below as follows


1. Club members or other interested runners / athletes reserve their spot

20 euro

For this price people will get.

Slide presentation with key areas to consider for runners , injury management, building strength , robustness and load management .

3. Workshop & Testing-
Each attendee will be tested through a battery of tests that will help ID any imbalances , weakness
, core or flexibility issues .

4. Each person will receive their scores on the night with a brief appraisal of results and advice.

5. Special offers on the night for any block booking for physio , rehab and strength programing , classes or sports massage.

At least this way people will get a lot more personalised into from the night for then to confidentially work on.

The whole thing will take about 75 minutes .

How to Train as a Midlife Woman – Dungarvan

On the day, many athletes requested details of further workshops in the area for friends or family. There will be 2 workshops in Dungarvan, Co Waterford in the coming month that may be of interest. Dungarvan is 60 mins from Cork city.

How to Train as a Midlife Triathlete – Saturday 11th March 9.00-1.00 pm – LINK TO BOOK

How to train as a Midlife Runner – Saturday 1st April 9.00-1.00 pm BOOKING LINK

This workshop will provide you with practical solutions and science-based strategies for active women to help you to continue to perform as you age.

How to train as a Midlife Woman Content:

  • Answering the big question ‘why does exercise feel so hard’
  • Making exercise choices – how do different types of training benefit you or feel really hard – Why is this?
  • Training for a race – the differences between a traditional training plan and one in Menopause
  • Why have I slowed down so much & how do I get faster now?
  • What strength training really is (and isn’t)
  • The importance of recovery
  • Why am I always injured


Nutrition – How best to support ourselves

  • Understanding body shape changes/weight gain
  • Joining the dots between menopause, exercise, nutrition, recovery & cortisol – Why am I doing everything ‘right’ but gaining weight
  • How do we nourish our bodies before, during, and after exercise?
  • Why are we craving foods?
  • How do I increase my protein intake?
  • What are the practical solutions and the small steps we can make for long-term sustainable change?


Understanding menopause and midlife…. It’s not me it’s my hormones!

  • Why it happens, recognising symptoms, what you can do and how to take control of menopause.
  • What is perimenopause and menopause and how is it diagnosed.
  • What are the main symptoms
  • How to get the right help and support to help you take control of your menopause at work and home
  • HRT Risks & Benefits

Overall results after 4 races of Summer Series 2022

Final results of Summer Series 2022

3km – 3rd May – Garryanne

5km – 7th June – Ballynoe

5 mile – 12th July – Shanakil

10km – 2nd August – Lacken

NameOverall Position3km Time5km Time5 mile10 kmOverall Time
Richie Lynch100:11:5300:21:1500:33:5500:43:3901:50:42
Stephen Collins200:12:4000:20:1500:35:0100:43:2301:51:19
John Mulcahy300:11:2100:21:0300:35:0400:45:1801:52:46
Chris O'Connell400:11:4300:21:3800:37:0900:46:3201:57:02
Kieran Harte500:12:0800:22:0000:36:4100:46:4501:57:34
Kevin Hayes600:12:3600:22:4300:36:4800:45:5501:58:02
Breda Lynch700:12:4500:23:1400:37:5500:48:3302:02:27
Ted O'Leary800:12:4500:24:5600:38:2700:47:3502:03:43
Kieran Murphy900:12:3400:22:5000:39:0400:50:5902:05:27
Paul O'Flynn1000:12:4800:23:1400:40:3500:49:0102:05:38
Frances Barry1100:13:4300:24:0300:38:5900:49:5102:06:36
Denis McCarthy1200:13:2000:23:5800:39:4600:49:4802:06:52
Laura O'Flynn1300:13:0200:23:2500:40:3500:51:3202:08:34
Noreen Daly1400:14:5800:27:1900:45:4000:56:3002:24:27
Fiona Fitzgerald1500:16:2500:29:4000:53:0201:01:1502:40:22
Aisling Collins1600:15:5400:29:0900:55:2501:08:1102:48:39

Results of 10km Summer Series 2022

The following are the results of the Summer Series 5km event which took place tonight in Shanakil, and a link to previous results and overall standings to date

3km – 3rd May – Garryanne

5km – 7th June – Ballynoe

5 mile – 12th July – Shanakil

10km – 2nd August – Lacken (below)

Overall Series Results

1Pat Costigan00:40:07
2Stephen Collins00:43:23
3St John O Conner00:43:37
4Richie Lynch00:43:39
5John Mulcahy00:45:18
6Kevin Hayes00:45:55
7Chris O'Connell00:46:32
8Keiran Harte00:46:45
9Darren Flynn00:46:48
10Declan Clancy00:47:20
11Ted O'Leary00:47:35
12Breda Lynch00:48:33
13Paul O'Flynn00:49:01
14Denis McCarthy00:49:48
15Francis Barry00:49:51
16Keiran Murphy00:50:59
17Laura O'Flynn00:51:32
18Liam Barry00:51:57
19Catherine Clancy00:54:28
20Noreen Daly00:56:30
21Siobhan Hayes00:59:03
22Teresa Leahy00:59:56
23Fiona Fitzgearld01:01:15
24Donal Howard01:03:37
25Fran O'Regan01:06:00
26Sarah O'Connor01:06:01
27Trina Barry01:07:43
28Aisling Collins01:08:11
29Caroline McCarthy01:12:51

Overall results after 3 races of Summer Series 2022

Overall results after 3 races of Summer Series 2022

NameOverall Position3km Time5km Time5 mileOverall Time
Trevor Geary100:10:2700:18:3300:30:4100:59:41
Keith Barry200:11:0600:20:2300:33:2701:04:56
Richie Lynch300:11:5300:21:1500:33:5501:07:03
John Mulcahy400:11:2100:21:0300:35:0401:07:28
Stephen Collins500:12:4000:20:1500:35:0101:07:56
Chris O'Connell600:11:4300:21:3800:37:0901:10:30
Kieran Harte700:12:0800:22:0000:36:4101:10:49
Kevin Hayes800:12:3600:22:4300:36:4801:12:07
Breda Lynch900:12:4500:23:1400:37:5501:13:54
Kieran Murphy1000:12:3400:22:5000:39:0401:14:28
Ted O'Leary1100:12:4500:24:5600:38:2701:16:08
Paul O'Flynn1200:12:4800:23:1400:40:3501:16:37
Frances Barry1300:13:4300:24:0300:38:5901:16:45
Laura O'Flynn1400:13:0200:23:2500:40:3501:17:02
Denis McCarthy1500:13:2000:23:5800:39:4601:17:04
Noreen Daly1600:14:5800:27:1900:45:4001:27:57
Fiona Fitzgerald1700:16:2500:29:4000:53:0201:39:07
Aisling Collins1800:15:5400:29:0900:55:2501:40:28

Results of the Summer Series – 5mile 12th July

The following are the results of the Summer Series 5km event which took place tonight in Shanakil, and a link to previous results and overall standings to date

3km – 3rd May – Garryanne

5km – 7th June – Ballynoe

5 mile – 12th July – Shanakil (below)

10km – 2nd August – Lacken

Overall Series Results

1Seamus McSweeny00:30:23
2Trevor Geary00:30:41
3John Murphy00:31:22
4John Beecher00:32:51
5Keith Barry00:33:27
6Bill O'Keeffe00:33:49
7Richie Lynch00:33:55
8Steve Collins00:35:01
9John Mulcahy00:35:04
10Kieran Harte00:36:41
11Kevin Hayes00:36:48
12Chris O'Connell00:37:09
13Keith Buckley00:37:31
14Breda Lynch00:37:55
15Ted O'Leary00:38:27
16Samuel Winkler00:38:56
17Frances Barry00:38:59
18Kieran Murphy00:39:04
19Denis McCarthy00:39:46
20Laura O'Flynn00:40:35
21Paul O'Flynn00:40:35
22Catherine Clancy00:43:16
23Roisin Ronayne00:43:16
24Noreen Daly00:45:40
25Ger Sheehan00:46:41
26Donal Howard00:46:48
27Sean Madden00:52:31
28Sarah O'Connor00:53:02
29Fiona Fitzgerald00:53:02
30Aishling Collins00:55:25
31Fran O'Regan00:55:25

East Cork Track Championships 2022

Entries are now open for the East Cork Athletics Division Senior, Junior & Master T&F Championships on Tuesday, 21st June at Colaiste an Chroi Naofa, Carraig na Bhfear.

This is always a fun night and a great opportunity for people to try their hand at T&F in a relaxing atmosphere as well as giving the more seasoned track athletes a chance to see how their training is going.

Can club/competition secretary’s email entries to  Closing date Saturday, 18th June by 10 pm.

Races confined to AAI registered athletes with clubs affiliated to the East Cork Athletics Division.

Entry Fee €5.00. Entry Fee will be taken at the gate.

You can also get a taste of what to expect in the following video courtesy of Carraig na bhFear AC: Video

There are events from 100m up to 3000m for Junior, Senior and Masters Men and Women.

County Cork Cross Country Championships

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.

East Cork Cross Country Championships

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.