Carraig-na-Bhfear AC hosted the East Cork Uneven age cross country championships on Sunday last. As a result of the recent heavy rain, conditions were slippy and challenging in places. This was an event that was really enjoyed by athlete’s, both juvenile and adults. It was just regrettable that we couldn’t make up teams for some of the age groups.

Results were as follows: Girls U-9: Sarah O’Connell (10th) Boys U-9: Conor Hayes (7th), Jack Kiely (15th), Cian Dunning (16th), Daniel Harte (20th) Girls U-11: Lucy Aherne (13th), Doireann Hayes (17th), Lucy Barry (18th), Cliona Dunning (25th), Karina Hartnett (33rd) Boys U-11: Gearoid O’Brien (11th), Nathan Sheehan (21st) Girls U-13: Meghan Carr (2nd), Laura Mellerick (10th), Hazel Sheehan (15th) Girls won a Team Bronze Boys U-13: Kevin Barry (4th), James Hayes (13th), Tom Hartnett (14th)Girls U-15: Laura Hayes (1st), Sara Barry (2nd), Caoimhe Hayes (3rd)……Super performance by the girls which won them a team silver as well.

In our adults section our team brought home a team bronze.

BEST OF LUCK Best of luck to club coach Frank Hayes and club member Kathleen O’Brien who will represent Ireland this weekend in Nottingham as they compete in the British and Irish Masters International Cross Country. THE NATIONALS Good luck to Meghan, Caoimhe and Laura in this Sunday’s National Cross Country Championships in County Louth.

Juvenile training continues every Monday and Thursday nights 7 – 8pm in Conna pitch. Little athletics takes place every Monday evening 7 -8pm in Conna Hall. Interval training Tuesdays 7-8pm, Fit4life Wednesday 7 – 8pm School run/jog/walk Mondays 9.30am Conna School.

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Sara Barry, Laura Hayes & Caoimhe Hayes who took 1st three places in the U-15 Girls, 3500m race.

Sara Barry, Laura Hayes & Caoimhe Hayes who took 1st three places in the U-15 Girls, 3500m race.

East Cork XC on Sunday

The East Cork Cross Country Championships will be held on Sunday in Ballinahina which is just outside Carrig na bhFear. The course will be signposted from the village.

You can find a map to Carrig na bhFear here

Cork AAI XC Championships 2014 – Masters & Uneven ages (9-19)

St Catherines AC hosted the Cork AAI Cross-Country Championships –  Masters & Uneven ages (9-19) last weekend. Thanks to everybody who helped to make this a successful event. Some photos from the event below…

Summer News

Conna 5k

St. Catherine’s AC held their second 5k road race in wonderful weather conditions onThursday 31st July. A total of 227 runners took part in a very well organised event which involved running through the village, past the sports field and commencing a tough challenging 2nd mile. Monty’s Pass and his four legged stable companions have found this stretch a challenge! The final 1.5km is mostly downhill, flat and fast. Congratulations to Tim O’Connor (Riocht AC), Con Marshall (St. Finbarr’s AC) and Frank Hayes (East Cork AC) the first three men home respectively. In the ladies category congratulations goes to Ann-Marie Holland (St. Finbarr’s AC), Evelyn Caphman (Youghal AC) and Clotilde Fitzgibbon (Grange-Fermoy AC), 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.

In studying the field of runners taking part it was noted that many were running in their first road race, so let’s hope it has given people an appetite to continue, most 5K road races would not be quiet as tough as the Conna 5K. Many runners improved their times from last year, some by as much as 4 minutes which is a fantastic personal achievement.

Thank you to all who took part, helped in any way, supported and sponsored the 5K.

Mary Lee been presented as prize winner in her category by Pat Lee (Community Council)

Mary Lee been presented as prize winner in her category by Pat Lee (Community Council)

Congratulations to Meghan

Congratulations to Meghan Carr, our only athlete to take part in the recent National Juvenile Athletics Championships in Tullamore. Meghan took part in a very competitive U12s Long Jump competition where the winning jump was 4.43m and the following 7 girls were within 46 cm. Despite jumping close to her personal best, Meghan was a little outside a medal position. Well done Meghan for representing the club so well!

Meghan Carr in the long jump

Meghan Carr in the long jump

Athletics Training Resumes

Training resumes in September

  • Juvenile training is back on Mondays and Thursdays at 7pm
  • Adult Training on Tuesday 7pm (starting with the monthly 3k – First Tuesday every month. Interval training every other Tuesday)
  • Fit for life resumes on Wednesday at 7pm
  • Little Athletics starts on the 8th September
  • The club also meet every Saturday at 10am at the woods beside Leahy’s Open Farm (outside Ballynoe) for a easy jog

All are welcome

Break for the summer



Cork City Marathon 2014

Start line (http://www.corkcitymarathon.ie/)

Start line (http://www.corkcitymarathon.ie/)

This June bank holiday Monday thousands of runners will arrive in Cork City for the annual running of the Cork City Marathon. This is a great running event with a fantastic buzz in the city. As with last year the club will be well represented in the various running events on the day. Best of luck to all of our athletes taking part… PBs all round 😉 

P.S. Some of us will be meeting up in the Clarion Hotel after the marathon. All welcome to come along.