Clonakilty 10 mile…Sun 30th Aug 2015

A total of six Eagle AC members took part in this year’s Clonakilty 10 mile road race on Sunday the 30th of August. Between the warm sunshine and the long hills, conditions were quite difficult for this 10 miler.

Ber Looney, Denis Looney & Grainne Sheehan

Ber Looney, Denis Looney & Grainne Sheehan

24 David O CALLAGHAN Eagle AC M M50 1:09:03
36 Mike McGrath Eagle AC M M55 1:11:13…2nd M55
56 Denis LOONEY Eagle AC M M40 1:16:11
72 Chris O’Donovan Eagle AC M M40 1:19:37
102 Grainne SHEEHAN Eagle AC F FO 1:29:11…PB by over a minute!
103 Bernadette LOONEY Eagle AC F F40 1:29:22

Results & photos

Results of the Ballycotton 5 mile road race & Summer Series

The club had no fewer than 25 members taking part in the Ballycotton 5 mile road race on Thurs 27th Aug 2015, the fourth and final race in the Ballycotton Summer Series.

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Vivian Foley & John O’Callaghan…8th & 9th in the overall series

Ballycotton 5 mile road race results…

24 0:28:49 FOLEY, Vivian Eagle AC M45 05:45.7…2nd M45
27 0:29:08 O’CALLAGHAN, John Eagle AC M45 05:49.5…3rd M45
38 0:29:48 KENNEALLY, Damien Eagle AC M 05:57.5
46 0:30:07 COTTER, Paul Eagle AC M40 06:01.3
60 0:30:59 O’HERLIHY, Colin Eagle AC M40 06:11.7
62 0:31:04 WATSON, Dave Eagle AC M 06:12.7
66 0:31:19 GEARY, Kevin Eagle AC M 06:15.7
67 0:31:21 O’SULLIVAN, Sean Eagle AC M 06:16.1
77 0:31:55 HARRINGTON, Raymond Eagle AC M 06:22.9
103 0:32:49 KENNEALLY, Jonathan Eagle AC M 06:33.7
105 0:32:56 PIOTROWSKI, Richard Eagle AC M65 06:35.1…1st M65
140 0:34:25 GALLAGHER, Mark Eagle AC M40 06:52.9
146 0:34:33 GUINANE, Elaine Eagle AC F35 06:54.5 …1st F35
151 0:34:39 SPEIGHT, David Eagle AC M45 06:55.7
156 0:34:45 EGAN, Conor Eagle AC M45 06:56.9
169 0:35:04 DESMOND, John Eagle AC M50 07:00.7
186 0:35:32 TWOMEY, Cathal Eagle AC M 07:06.2
192 0:35:47 FITZGERALD, Ed Eagle AC M40 07:09.2
209 0:36:17 O’CALLAGHAN, Deirdre Eagle AC F45 07:15.2 …2nd F45
224 0:36:49 KIRWAN, Ita Eagle AC F45 07:21.6
241 0:37:20 O’CONNOR, Kevin Eagle AC M45 07:27.8
261 0:38:06 MURPHY, Siobhan Eagle AC F35 07:37.0
267 0:38:23 MCCARTHY, John Eagle AC M 07:40.4
426 0:44:53 O’DRISCOLL, Kevin Eagle AC M60 08:58.4
463 0:47:06 KEOHANE, Irene Eagle AC F40 09:25.0

Full results

In the Summer Series, we had 21 members doing all four races, 16 men and 5 women. We had 8 men in the top 50 finishers and 4 women in the top 30.

Name Club Cat Ballyandreen Shanagarry Churchtown Ballycotton Overall Time
MENS OVERALL POSITIONS
8 FOLEY, Vivian Eagle AC M45 00:28:42 00:29:24 00:28:33 00:28:49 1:55:28 …1st M45
9 O’CALLAGHAN, John Eagle AC M40 00:28:48 00:29:01 00:28:58 00:29:08 1:55:55 …2nd M40
17 KENNEALLY, Damian Eagle AC M 00:30:21 00:30:23 00:30:06 00:29:48 2:00:38
18 COTTER, Paul Eagle AC M40 00:30:18 00:30:14 00:30:16 00:30:07 2:00:55
25 O’SULLIVAN, Sean Eagle AC M 00:30:36 00:31:23 00:31:39 00:31:21 2:04:59
29 WATSON, Dave Eagle AC M 00:31:38 00:31:37 00:31:31 00:31:04 2:05:50
30 O’HERLIHY, Colin Eagle AC M40 00:32:23 00:31:40 00:31:13 00:30:59 2:06:15
46 KENNEALLY, Jonathan Eagle AC M 00:32:58 00:32:37 00:33:03 00:32:49 2:11:27
80 SPEIGHT, David Eagle AC M40 00:36:32 00:35:22 00:35:01 00:34:39 2:21:34
88 TWOMEY, Cathal Eagle AC M 00:35:48 00:36:24 00:35:30 00:35:32 2:23:14
93 GALLAGHER, Mark Eagle AC M40 00:39:45 00:34:57 00:34:48 00:34:25 2:23:55
97 EGAN, Conor Eagle AC M45 00:36:56 00:36:51 00:36:21 00:34:45 2:24:53
122 MCCARTHY, John Eagle AC M 00:38:19 00:37:20 00:36:35 00:38:23 2:30:37
125 FITZGERALD, Ed Eagle AC M40 00:40:53 00:38:09 00:36:41 00:35:47 2:31:30
145 DESMOND, John Eagle AC M50 00:43:50 00:39:29 00:38:12 00:35:04 2:36:35
184 O’DRISCOLL, Kevin Eagle AC M60 00:43:36 00:41:50 00:43:35 00:44:53 2:53:54

LADIES OVERALL POSITIONS
6 GUINANE, Elaine Eagle AC F35 00:34:00 00:34:11 00:34:20 00:34:33 2:17:04
14 O’CALLAGHAN, Deirdre Eagle AC F40 00:36:55 00:36:47 00:36:04 00:36:17 2:26:03
18 KIRWAN, Ita Eagle AC F45 00:37:44 00:36:54 00:36:43 00:36:49 2:28:10
20 MURPHY, Siobhan Eagle AC F35 00:37:51 00:37:14 00:36:37 00:38:06 2:29:48
83 KEOHANE, Irene Eagle AC F40 00:50:36 00:43:53 00:44:48 00:47:06 3:06:23

Full Series Results

Ita Kirwan finishes 2nd in Liscarroll 10k

Ita_KirwanThe annual Liscarroll 10k road race was held on Friday the 21st of August and attracted a field of almost 100 runners. In the womens race, club member Ita Kirwan finished in second place just 5 seconds behind the winner.

33 0:45:28 O’LEARY, Deirdre North Cork AC F35 07:18.9
34 0:45:33 KIRWAN, Ita Eagle AC F45 07:19.7
38 0:46:43 NOLAN, Orla unatt/Dromahane F40 07:31.0

Full results

Recent results…Mount Uniacke 5k, Cobh 4m, Route2Crook 5m & more…

These are some of the results from the last two weeks…..

Mount Uniacke 5k : This low key 5k race in East Cork was held on Thurs 13th Aug.
10 0:19:24 HARRINGTON, Raymond Eagle AC M 06:14.5 105 1

Results

Cobh 4 mile : There was a new 4 mile race in Cobh on Friday the 14th of August. Six members took part in the race and by all accounts, it seems to have been a very fast course.

Damian Kenneally, Tim McCarthy, Gerard Down & Paul Cotter at the recent Cobh 4 mile race

Damian Kenneally, Tim McCarthy, Gerard Down & Paul Cotter at the recent Cobh 4 mile race

11 » DAMIAN KENNEALLY EAGLE AC M MS 428 (23:04) 23:04
16 » KEVIN GEARY EAGLE AC M MS 417 (24:08) 24:09
24 » TIM MCCARTHY EAGLE AC M MS 272 (24:53) 24:54
36 » ELAINE GUINANE EAGLE AC F F35 352 (26:19) 26:20…1st F35
42 » GERARD DOWN EAGLE AC M M55 423 (26:37) 26:38…2nd M50
46 » PAUL COTTER EAGLE AC M M55 390 (26:58) 26:58

Results & Photos

Coachford 5 Mile: On a night with two races on within easy reach of Cork city, we had several members racing in the Coachford 5 Mile. We had two prizewinners, with James Ryan taking 1st M50, while Richard Piotrowski won the M60 category: (clubs not listed so may have missed someone)
8 520 M James Ryan 0:31’55…1st M50
26 820 M Mike McGrath 0:33’19
27 914 M Richard Piotrowski 0:33’33…1st M60
36 922 M Denis Carroll 0:34’55

Results & Photos

Route2Crook : This 5 mile race between Goleen and Crookhaven in West Cork was on Sunday the 16th of August.
9 0:31:58 MALONE, Damien Eagle AC M 06:23.5 10 9

Results

Shanagarry 5km: Two members ran in this low-key 5km last Thursday night, both of whom finished in the top ten.
9 0:19:16 O’MAHONY, Roger Eagle AC M40 06:12.0
10 0:19:20 LEVY, David Eagle AC M 06:13.2

Results & Photos

Mitchelstown Gr8km: Four members went to North Cork last Friday night to run the Galtee Runners 8km race:
12 DEREK O KEEFFE 29:48 EAGLE AC M40 471
22 SEAN O SULLIVAN 31:31 EAGLE AC M35 227
39 DENIS CARROLL 33:47 EAGLE AC M55 251
88 FINBARR O CONNELL 37:10 EAGLE AC M35 474

Results & Photos

Streets of Galway 8k : Two members traveled to Galway City for the annual Streets of Galway 8km road race which was held on Saturday the 8th of August. This is one of the biggest races in the country and this year attracted a field of almost 2,400 runners. Denis Carroll finished in a time of 33:06 while Grainne Sheehan finished in 40:11, a big improvement on her previous best of 44:21 back in 2009.
195 Denis CARROLL Eagle AC M55 33:06
807 Grainne SHEEHAN Eagle AC Senior Women 40:11

John Hartnett 10km: We had one member running in this 10km race in Ballyhooly last Sunday
36 0:46:24 TWOMEY, Cathal Eagle AC M 07:27.9 280 36

Results

Kinsale 5 mile : 9 members turned out for this years Kinsale Regatta 5 mile road race on Friday the 31st of July.
23 GEAROID O’LEARY EAGLE MSNR 00:29:43
41 MIKE MCGRATH EAGLE M55 00:31:59 2nd O/55
48 DAVID O CALLAGHAN EAGLE M50 00:32:55 2nd O/50
49 RUAIRI EGAN EAGLE M45 00:32:57
53 ELAINE GUINANE EAGLE FSNR 00:33:20 4th Lady
59 DENIS LOONEY EAGLE M45 00:33:56
75 JOE MURPHY EAGLE M60 00:35:18
127 NOELLA CARROLL EAGLE F40 00:39:38
191 ANN HAYES EAGLE F55 00:45:49 2nd F O/55

Results

National Half-Marathon : The National Half-Marathon was held in Dublin last Sunday the 2nd of August and we had one member making the journey.
44 Shane O’SHAUGHNESSY Eagle A.C. Male 35-39 1:39:33

Cloyne 5km : The results from the recent 5k race in Cloyne.
12 » John O CALLAGHAN Eagle AC M M45 467 17:23
21 » Damian Kenneally Eagle AC M MO 426 17:54
40 » Kevin Geary Eagle AC M MO 372 18:50
42 » Glenn Kenneally Eagle AC M M40 595 18:57
51 » Jonathan Kenneally Eagle AC M MO 425 19:11
56 » Tim McCARTHY Eagle AC M MO 388 19:16
61 » Raymond HARRINGTON Eagle AC M MO 977 19:26
63 » Richard PIOTROWSKI Eagle AC M M65 520 19:28
75 » David O CALLAGHAN Eagle AC M MO 1386 19:50
99 » Elaine GUINANE Eagle AC F F35 513 20:26
138 » Paul Cotter Eagle AC M M55 539 21:12
264 » Ber Looney Eagle AC F F45 537 24:46
422 » Ann HAYES Eagle AC F F55 1361 29:34

Results & Photos

Race report on the John Buckley Sports Graded Track & Field League Medley Relay

The following race report was submitted by Keith Burke…

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Race Report – John Buckley Sports Graded Track & Field League Medley Relay

The final round of the John Buckley Sports Graded Track & Field League took place on 22nd July at the C.I.T. track. The closing event was a medley relay with legs of 400m, 200m, 200m and 800m. Eagle A.C. took part with a running order of Keith Burke, Damian Kenneally, Donnacha Lehane and Shane O’Shaughnessy.

Keith Burke building up a lead in the first 400m leg

Keith Burke building up a lead in the first 400m leg

Keith brought the baton to the first changeover in the lead but unfortunately a “Zola Budd/Mary Decker moment” set the team back when Keith’s spike accidentally clipped Damian’s heel during the baton change as Damian set off on the second leg.

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Unphased, Damian dusted himself off and quickly chased down the lead runner over his 200m leg to handover to Donnacha for the third leg with Eagle still in contention. Donnacha (fresh from a 3,000m race earlier in the evening!) kept pace with the lead runner to handover to Shane O’Shaughnessy for the 800m anchor leg.

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Shane bided his time on the shoulder of the first placed St.Finbarr’s athlete…

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…and with 300m to go on the last lap, he overtook and pulled out a lead of 6/7 metres which he never gave up. Eagle brought the baton home in first place in a time of 04:20.8 to win by just over 3 seconds!

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Eagle AC Medley Relay Team…Keith Burke, Damian Kenneally, Shane O’Shaughnessy and Donnacha Lehane.

Club Cat Event Time Points Grade
1 Eagle M Medley 4:20.8 6.27 Gold
2 St Finbarrs M Medley 4:24.0 5.95 Silver

800m Race 3
No Name Club Category Event Time Points Grade
723 Shane O ShaughanesEagle M 800m 2:49
701 Pat Murphy Eagle M 800m 2:57

3000m Race 1
708 12 Donacha Lehane Eagle M 3000m 10:25
726 15 Pat Power Eagle M 3000m 11:22

Photos by Joe Murphy of Eagle AC

Results of the Kinsale Regatta 5 mile…Fri 31st Aug 2015

Eagle_resultsNine members turned out for this years Kinsale Regatta 5 mile road race on Friday the 31st of July with four getting into the prizes.

23 GEAROID O’LEARY EAGLE MSNR 00:29:43
41 MICK MCGRATH EAGLE M55 00:31:59 2nd O/55
48 DAVID O CALLAGHAN EAGLE M50 00:32:55 2nd O/50
49 RUAIRI EGAN EAGLE M45 00:32:57
53 ELAINE GUINANE EAGLE FSNR 00:33:20 4th Lady
59 DENIS LOONEY EAGLE M45 00:33:56
75 JOE MURPHY EAGLE M60 00:35:18
127 NOELLA CARROLL EAGLE F40 00:39:38
191 ANN HAYES EAGLE F55 00:45:49 2nd F O/55

Results

Report on the 2015 Conna 5k by Tim McCarthy

The annual Conna 5km road race organised by St.Catherines AC was held on Thursday the 30th of July 2015. The following report was written by Tim McCarthy…

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With 3 local races in a row this week on offer, I took the 5k option in Conna because I haven’t done it before and it isn’t too far from my base in East Cork. You can get there in 25/30 mins from the Dunkettle roundabout, so it’s within easy reach for anyone travelling from the city.

Registration took place in the community centre and it cost €8 to enter. Here I got a glimpse of the mountains of cake and sandwiches that were waiting for me when I finished. Local club St.Catherine’s AC organised the race and 243 athletes took part in the main event and there was also a 5k walk that started at 6:30.

The start line was 200m from the community centre and it started on time at 8pm. The 1st mile takes you back past the community centre on the main road to Tallow and is relatively flat and fast. Just after the 1 mile mark we turned off the main road and started climbing on a quite country road that lasted until the 2nd mile mark. I heard from a few people before the start that you’d lose may be 30 seconds on the second mile. “It wasn’t too bad… they said …. It was very tough! :o)

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There was a family handing out water halfway up it and they were very encouraging as we passed them…very slowly. Once we hit the 2 mile mark, it was a lovely downhill all the way to the finish line where loads of locals cheered us on.

If races are measured on the spread they put on afterwards, this race has to be right up there. Endless supplies of everything and they even had a gluten free table of food. The results were up on the wall by the time I finished my coffee, cake, sandwiches, biscuits, more sandwiches and more coffee :o)

My time was 20:05 and my mile splits were 6:03, 7:27 (192ft elevation gain) and 6:04. It’s certainly not a PB course but I love the community feel you get from these small local races and I would certainly recommend it and I’ll be making the trip north again to do it.

Results & Photos

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