Results of the 3km Time Trial – 6th February

Kenneth O'Connell111:53
Oscar Cunningham212:23
Sarah Mulcahy312:24
Charlotte Norman412:25
Ciara Hayes512:26
Aimee Kearney612:46
Brendan Hickey713:18
John Mulcahy813:36
Kieran Harte914:10
Amy O'Connell1014:31
Laura O'Flynn1215:02
Peter Ryan1315:09
Ellen O'Keeffe1415:11
Teegan Murphy1515:31
Aileen Hurley1615:43
Brian Flynn1715:56
Rioghan O'Sullivan1816:49
Layla McNamara1916:50
Sophia O'Sullivan2017:02
Tessa O'Leary2117:12
Aisling Collins2217:42
Kate O'Connell2318:11

Results of the 3km Time Trial – 9th January

Dave O'Connor111:56
Sarah Mulcahy213:05
Oscar Cunningham313:17
Brendan Hickey413:19
John Mulcahy513:26
Ciara Hayes613:49
Breda Lynch714:17
Lara Byrne814:31
Declan Clancy914:33
Kieran Harte1114:42
Kaylee O’Connor1215:05
Laurence O'Connor1315:06
Laura O'Flynn1415:18
Ted O'Leary1515:57
Teegan Murphy1616:06
Peter Ryan1716:08
Marguerite Flynn1817:46
Tessa O'Leary1917:51
Ian Hegarty2018:38

Christmas 3km in aid of St Vincent de Paul

Well done to all who took part in our annual St Vincent de Paul Charity 3km in Conna field tonight.

It was a great turnout of both runners and supporters, and through the generosity of everyone who contributed to the donation bucket tonight, the club raised a whopping €1050 for SVP at this important time of year.  Many thanks to all for your support!

Combined results of the two 3km races are below.

PositionName   Time   
1Jack Lezsek11:17
2Cian Dunning12:06
3Steven Carr12:17
4Ronan Geaney12:41
5Dave O'Connor12:44
6Charlie Nicholson12:53
7Aimee Kearney13:16
8John Beecher13:34
9Charlotte Norman13:37
10Roisin Ahern13:43
11Adam Fitzgerald13:54
12Oscar Cunningham13:54
13Ciara Hayes14:12
14Brendan Hickey14:17
15John Mulcahy14:30
16Cillian Fitzgerald14:32
17Aoife O'Connor14:34
18Sophie O'Connor14:35
19Junior Sheehan14:46
20Sean Cummins14:54
21Sheila Ahern14:56
23Fionn O'Connor15:05
24James Beecher15:05
25Lara Byrne15:06
26Kieran Harte15:06
27Ciara O'Connell15:08
28Ellen O'Keeffe15:16
29Ellie Barry15:18
30Ella Higgins15:26
31Luke Kearney15:27
32Paul O'Connell15:31
33Grace Higgins15:31
34Cian O'Neill15:34
35Tom O'Keeffe15:48
36Jamie Hall16:06
37Dee Milburne16:07
38Ciaran O'Connor16:22
39Robbie Petriepaulo16:25
40Tesd O'Leary16:26
41Eimear O'Brien16:36
42Catherine Clancy16:51
43Charlie O'Donovan17:06
44Teegan Murphy17:10
45Amy O'Connell17:12
46Aileen Hurley17:24
47Sarah Mai Clancy17:29
48Sophie O'Sullivan17:32
49Tessa O'Leary17:40
50Dennis McCarthy17:48
51Maeve Higgins18:01
52Darragh Fitzgerald18:02
53Roisin O'Connor18:12
54Siobhan Hayes18:24
55Patricia Barry18:27
56Sean O'Keeffe18:32
57Aidan Barry18:46
58Annette Fitzgerald18:53
59James Bryan18:55
60Sarah O'Connell18:58
61Marguerite Flynn19:03
62Claire O'Flynn19:44
63Laura O'Flynn19:46
64David Temple19:53
65Rioghan O'Sullivan20:18
66Kate O'Connell20:19
67Fiona Fitzgerald20:44
68Ross Montgomery21:06
69Tom Montgomery21:07
70Sean Lynch21:07
71Breda Lynch21:10
72Sean Flynn21:12
73Sophie O'Flynn21:54
74Paul O'Flynn22:22

December 4th roundup

National Uneven Age Cross Country Championship

You would think when we hit December things would start to quieten down but not in athletics. We had a big group of juvenile members who headed to Navan for the National uneven age cross country championships and our athletes put in top class performances as usual. The Under 11s got the races under way and Ailish Bourke (24th), Ciara O’Connell (45th), Sophie O’Connor (56th) and Molly Casey (61st) made sure the team came home with National team Bronze medal. In a race with close to 200 runners it was great to see each of our members right at the front of the race. All the girls were part of the Cork team that finished 5th. On to the U11 boys and where Ronan put in the performance of the day with a 2nd place overall, what an amazing run with almost 180 athletes that is a huge achievement. With Adam Fitzgerald, Alex Keane, Sean Cummins, Cillian Fitzgerald and James Beecher joining Ronan the team managed a 4th place overall. To put that into context, there were 18 of the best teams from across Ireland at this and this team are now 4th best in Ireland and there was the smallest of gaps between 3rd and 4th. Plenty more to come from this group.

Then on to the Under 15 girls where Aimee continues to impress with 23rd overall in a field of 165 runners. This place meant Aimee was a scorer on the Cork team that took Gold and was enough to help Munster to Silver. Then in the U17 girls Charlotte Norman was 48th overall in a race of approx. 120 athletes. This was a high enough position to be a scorer on the Cork team that just missed out on bronze.

Waterford Half Marathon

Well done to Mike Byrne and Roisin Ronayne who both ran PBs, Stephen Collins, Chris O’Connell and Frances Barry who raced the Waterford half in very cold conditions on Saturday morning. Great times posted by all.

Newmarket 5km

Stephen Carr made the trip to Newmarket for the extremely popular 5km and put in a great race to finish bang on 18 minutes. Not long before he will go sub 18.  John Morrisson was as consistent as ever in a geat time of 24:36.


Valencia Marathon

While Aimee was putting in a storming performance in Navan her parents were running the streets of Valencia. Well done to both Shane and Michelle on great times, it was no doubt slightly warmer there.


St Vincents De Paul 3km Charity run

On Tuesday 12th we will host our annual charity run in Conna Community field from 7pm. This is a fun event and we want to see as many as possible turning up to support St Vincents de Paul charity. Everything raised goes directly to the charity.

Race update Nov 21

On the roads

We had several members racing on the roads over the weekend and we will start with the BHAA Clearstream 5km which was held on the roads around the marina on Sunday morning. A flat course was met with a stiff breeze for the last 2km but that didn’t stop Senan O’Reilly posting a time of 16:38. It has had us searching through the record books and we believe this is the fastest time posted by a club member over the 5k distance. A hugely impressive performance by one of our younger members helped him to finish 7th overall in a field of almost 500 people. A lot more to come from Senan in the future. Also in this race Jonathan Kenneally finished in a time of 19:27

Next up we had 2 members who head to Waterford on Saturday for the Beat the Train race on the Greenway. This event is a hugely popular race that sells out each year and raises funds for Down Syndrome Ireland. We can confirm both members beat the train. Adam Blaiklock finished in 1:23 followed closely by Declan Clancy in 1:25. Well done to both and the word is that they both would recommend people to get out and do this race next year.

And the other race was held in Cloyne with the 1st of the Cloyne Commons Winter 4km series started. This is 5 races over the coming months on the same course and if you complete 4 you receive high-tech t-shirt. Noel Early was 1st home in 15:55, after picking up an injury half away around he pushed through to get it done. Bill O’Keeffe was next followed by Breda Lynch who was out again after her great marathon run in Dublin. We then had Jamie O’Connor, Frances Barry, Adam O’Connor, Deirdre Milbourne and Ella O’Connor who all did really well on this 4km loop.

2023 National Juvenile Even Age Cross Country

What a weekend for the club. We will post later on many members who were out on the roads this weekend but our members who travelled to Gowran in Kilkenny for the National Juvenile Even-Age Cross Country deserve their own post. In really tough conditions all members battled through the mud, hills and competition to put St Catherines on the map as a club with hugely successful juvenile members. Many photos showed boots being dug out of the mud along the course afterwards

The day started with the journey up to make the 11:30 start for the first race which was the 2,000m  girls U12 race. We had 6 members lacing up their boots for this after they qualified via an outstanding 2nd place finish in the Munster Championships in Cooraclare last month. In a race that had almost 170 high quality runners from around All Ireland it was sure to be stiff competition but our team showed what they were made of and followed up last years gold on home turf with a team silver today. A national SILVER medal in a field of 18 of the best teams around Ireland. What a run to start us off with where Mary Jane Casey finished 7th in Ireland, soon after Sophie O’Connor, Jill Beecher, Aoife O’Connor, Ailish Bourke and Ciara O’Connell all crossed the line and could celebrate their success. Well done to Templeogue AC on winning gold in a close battle and for Ennis Track AC for bronze.

Next up were the U12 boys where we had two members who qualified. Again a large number of runners took part in this race with close to 170 taking to the line. Ronan Geaney was 22nd over all with Adam Fitzgerald 72nd. Again to have 2 runners well inside the top half of the finishes shows their training paid off and did the club proud.

The U14 girls were up soon after as they ran 3,000m. Continuing the trend of large numbers entered there was 180 girls here. Aimee Kearney, who picked up a small knock in the build up to the race, finished in 34th with and Lara at her first ever nationals finished 96th. It is hard enough to qualify for these events so to get there and perform like they did was outstanding.

Our last runners of the day were in the U16 girls where 4,000m were waiting for them. Charlotte Norman and Ciara Hayes put in strong performances to finish inside the top half of the field. Like all members on the day they can look back with pride on their results.

There is also country and provisional competitions within the races and Mary Jane helped Munster to gold in the U12s, while Ronan Geaney helped the Munster boys to gold also.

Well done to all and a thanks also to coaches, team mates, family and friends as it wouldn’t be possible without all the support. Thanks to all who travelled to cheer them on and we look forward to the next race which is the Munster Juvenile Bs in Riverstick next weekend.

Results of the 3km Time Trial – 7th November

Cian Dunning111:27
Amy Kearney211:51
Ryan Whelan312:06
Stephen Collins412:24
Ciara Hayes512:29
Charlotte Norman612:30
Oscar Cunningham712:51
Ella Higgins813:03
Brendan Hickey913:03
Kieran Harte1013:47
Laura O'Flynn1114:24
Paul O'Flynn1214:26
Sheila Aherne1314:41
Ellen O'Keeffe1415:06
Dee Milbourne1515:35
Clodagh Hayes1615:37
Ted O'Leary1715:39
Kate O'Connell1815:51
Teegan Murphy1915:58
Tessa O'Leary2016:10
Breda Lynch2116:23
Ian Hegarty2218:18

Club Update Nov 13th

Munster Juvenile Uneven Cross Country

This week Cross Country brought a large number of Juvenile members to Two Mile Borris in Tipperary for the Munster Juvenile Uneven Cross Country Championship. As has been the case all year all our juveniles continue to preform at a high level in any race they participate in.

We started with the under 9 girls where both Mia Keane and Orlaith Finn had strong runs in a large field of over 100 runners. They had a 750 meter to complete and done so in great times. Harvey Cunningham was our only boy in the same age category and again put in a great display over the same distance.

Next up was the Under 11 girls where just under 200 girls had a distance of 1,500 meters to complete. Sophie O’Connor was our first member to receive an individual medal with a 5th place finish, with Molly Casey, Ailish Bourke, Ciara O’Connell and Saeran Carr helping the team to 2nd place overall. With such huge numbers in the race this was a real team effort to get that medal with 18 teams in total. Onto the boys where Ronan Geaney was an amazing 2nd overall, with Adam Fitzgerald, Alex Keane, Cillian Fitzgerald, James Beecher, Sean Cummins, Ciaran O’Connor and William Lester making up a large team for the club. Having 8 run is great to see and their efforts paid off with another silver for the team in a race with 16 teams.

We move on to the Under 13 girls next who had 2,500 meters to run which was made up of a 1,000 meter loop followed by 1,500 loop. Mary Jane Casey, Lara Byrne, Aoife O’Connor and Jill Beecher helped the team to 6th overall and with 16 teams that is an impressive result from them. The boys took on the same course and Kenneth O’Connell was 8th overall which got him another medal, he was joined in the race by Oscar Cunningham and Noah Keane. Well done to all three.

The under 15s were up soon after and with 3,500 meter to run made up of a 1,500 and 2,000 loop it was going to a be a big test with Aimee Kearney finishing 5th overall, Ciara Hayes and Ella Higgins also putting strong displays.

The last race of the day for our members came in the U17 girls with a tough 4,500 to run. Charlotte Norman was 9th overall for a medal with Ellie Barry again performing excellently.

With so many members putting in such huge effort we had many members who also scored on Cork teams. Sophie and Molly were part of the Cork U11 team to get silver. Ronan scored for the U11 boys Cork team that won gold. Kenneth helped the U13 Cork boys to silver, while Aimee helped Cork U15 girls to gold. And finally Charlotte Norman helped Cork to another gold in the U17 girls.

A lot of these runners will also be taking part in the National Juvenile Even Age next weekend in Gowran, Kilkenny. We wish them the best of luck and keep an eye on our Social media throughout the week for updates on our members going there.

Thomas Kent 10km

The annual Thomas Kent 10k took place on Sunday and St Nicholas AC made sure the weather was perfect and not a repeat of last years monsoon weather. As always they put on a great race with stylish medals and plenty of food afterwards. The first half of the course is challenging before you have more downhills for the 2nd half so pacing is key here. First member home was Noel Early in a time of 37:44, followed by Jonathan Kenneally, Bill O’Keeffe, Laura O’Flynn, Paul O’Flynn, Adam Blaiklock, Deirdre Milbourne, Marguerite Flynn and Mary Lee.  Thanks to St Nicholas on putting together the race and we look forward to next year.

Brickey 5km

John Morrisson was our sole member who headed to Brickey in Waterford for their 5km John finish in an excellent time of 25:12

Results of the 3km Time Trial – 3rd October

Kenneth O'Connell111:07
Cian Dunning211:37
Dave O'Connor311:39
John Beecher411:49
Noel Early511:58
Sarah Mulcahy612:14
Ciara Hayes712:25
Oscar Cunningham812:40
Charlotte Norman912:43
Brendan Hickey1012:50
Kieran Harte1113:28
Breda Lynch1213:33
Paul O'Flynn1314:15
Laura O'Flynn1414:18
Clodagh Hayes1514:26
Tessa O'Leary1614:45
Ted O'Leary1715:09
Ellen O'Keeffe1815:18
Kate O'Connell1915:48
Dee Milbourne2015:51
Catherine Clancy2115:53
Anna Sheehan2217:17

Results of the 3km Time Trial – 5th September

Cian Dunning111:07
Steven Carr211:11
John Beecher311:42
Noel Early411:55
Dave O'Connor511:57
Sarah Mulcahy612:13
Ciara Hayes712:23
Charlotte Norman812:51
Kieran Harte912:52
Ella Higgins1013:33
Breda Lynch1113:39
Paul O'Flynn1213:35
Caoimhe Burke1313:51
Tessa O'Leary1414:04
Ellen O'Keeffe1514:33
Laura O'Flynn1614:35
Steve Dunning1714:59
Kieran Murphy1815:14
Laura Browne1915:50
Sarah O'Connor2016:58