Club round up Jan 22nd

National Master Indoor T&F

We had two members who headed to the AIT International Arena, Athlone  for the National Master Indoor T&F. Steve Dunning took home an amazing gold in the Long Jump with Donal Howard getting silver in WFD throwing. It is not all about running and there are opportunities to try different events. If you have interest please reach out and the club will support trying these out.

U20 National Indoor 800m

Senan O’Reilly represented the club at the National U20 & U23 Indoor Championships in Athlone. In an extremely competitive Senan continued his great form with a 2nd place finish in 1:55:20. A huge result for Senan in this National Championships.

 Caherconlish 10km

We had four members who headed to Limerick recently to take on the Tom Walsh Memorial 10k . An impressive 400+ people turned up with Jim Harty first home in 31st position in a time of 37:07. Soon after Noel Early completed the 10km in 37:41 with Frances Barry next in 48:03 and John Morrisson in 52:30. Great running from all on a rolling course and great to see members travelling to the race.

IMRA Corrin

Close to home Bill O’ Keffee and Adam Blaiklock took on the IMRA Corrin race. This is over 9km and over 400 meters in elevation where you pass the cross at the top 3 times as you are guided around the paths and newly formed routes through the trees. A hugely challenging race and no doubt the legs were sore for a few days after.

IMRA Glengarra

Jonathan Kenneally and Catherine Clancy headed to Glengarra for this trail race which was just over 7km and just under 200 meters of elevation. Even though this was on Sunday it seemed to miss most of the bad weather and was perfect conditions for running.

BHAA 5km

Mike Byrne travelled to Little Island for this 5km and finished in 17:31. There was no hiding from the wind there as all runners were tested in the tough conditions.

December 10th Weekend Roundup

Cork Masters Cross Country

Cross country is coming to a close for the year now but not without one last outing which was hosted just outside Glanmire by Carraig na bhFear AC. A tough course in some windy conditions meant it was a challenging day for all runners. We had 3 runners taking part in this 7km distance race with Dave O’Connor finishing a superb 13th overall and 2nd M35, great to see Dave battling for top positions again. Next up was Mike Byrne who was not far behind in 20th place, Mike has transitioned well from marathon training to cross country and will be ready to represent Cork next year in the intermediate championships. We had a cross country debut for Liam Kearney as well putting in a solid performance and finishing 34th overall. In a competitive field the team did extremely well. Unfortunately you need 4 members to score points for a team result and we only had the 3. Hopefully next year we can build on some great cross country results and get more teams out there.
Old parish 5 mile turkey trot
We had 2 members who headed to Waterford for this annual race. Ted O’Leary finishing in a time of 40:46 and John Morrisson in a time of 43:05. All proceeds from this race went to Waterford Hospice and with a large crowd in attendance it looked to be a huge success.

Overall results after 4 races of Summer Series 2023

Final results of Summer Series 2023

3km – 9th May – Garryanne

5km – 13th June – Ballynoe

5 mile – 11th July – Shanakil

10km – 8th August – Lacken

Overall PositionName3km time5km time5 mile10kmOverall
1Cian Dunning10:2519:3131:4139:431:41:20
2John Beecher11:0120:0231:4641:021:43:51
3Dave O'Connor11:0820:0132:0540:581:44:12
4Richie Lynch10:5420:0133:1543:091:47:19
5Stephen Collins11:3120:3733:4542:021:47:55
6Brendan Hickey11:3621:3234:4144:321:53:21
7Declan Clancy12:3823:0637:4546:562:00:25
8Pat Bransfield13:0124:3438:5948:442:05:18
9Denis McCarthy14:4926:0344:0056:052:20:57
10Marguerite Flynn16:1730:2247:381:00:252:34:42
11Ian Hegarty16:3730:2348:221:06:552:42:17

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 .

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

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.

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.

East Cork Road Championships 2022

On-line entry available for the Road Race Championships in Ballynoe on April 28th.

Entries will also be taken on the night. The entry fee of €5.00 is payable on the night.

There is no fee for athletes who pre-enter but are unable to run. Where possible we ask athletes to pre-enter to assist with the organisation of the event. 

The on-line entry is available on the following link: On-Line Entry

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.