Huge turnout from Eagle AC at the Dungarvan 10 miler

The annual John Treacy 10 mile road race in Dungarvan was held last Sunday the 31st of January and 64 club members took part. In terms of club participation, Eagle AC was the largest club from Co.Cork and only Clonmel AC and the host club West Waterford AC had higher numbers.

There was also success in the team event with Alan O’Brien, Ed Sutton and Vivian Foley taking the 3rd men’s team prize.

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1st…Leevale A.C….David Comber 15th, Michael Creed 30th, Conor Collins 31st…76 pts
2nd…St.Finbarr’s A.C….Eoin O Keeffe, 17th, Christopher Murnane 35th, Michael Corbett 40th…92 pts
3rd….Eagle A.C…..Alan O Brien 12th, Edwin Sutton 25th, Vivian Foley 65th…..Total points 102 pts

12 463 O’BRIEN Alan M Senior Eagle A.C. 00:56:25
25 289 SUTTON Edwin M Senior Eagle A.C. 00:58:13
65 560 FOLEY Vivian M O/45 Eagle A.C. 00:59:55
85 311 O’LEARY Gearoid M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:01:14
88 461 O’CALLAGHAN Ruairi M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:01:24

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John O’Callaghan, Gearóid O’Leary & Ruairi O’Callaghan early on in the race

90 2298 O’CONNOR Pat M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:01:46
99 376 BOLAND Ronan M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:02:35
111 767 O’HERLIHY Colin M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:03:16
117 888 LEAHY Martin M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:03:27
129 2463 KENNEALLY Damian M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:03:56
132 2506 O’SULLIVAN Vincent M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:03:59
162 8 WHELAN Gavin M Senior West Waterford A.C. 01:04:43
218 1786 FORDE Michael M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:06:27
320 1006 SEXTON Keith M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:08:52
353 1973 GALLAGHER MARK M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:09:32
364 2241 MCGUIRE Brian M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:09:36
397 2114 BYRNE Eddie M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:10:35
418 793 MCGRATH Grellan M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:11:13
426 382 O’LEARY Martin M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:11:24
475 2070 BYRD Charlie M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:12:42
481 1580 HARRINGTON Raymond M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:12:52
486 823 CORCORAN Phil M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:13:00
492 508 EGAN Ruairi M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:13:08
501 1411 SCANNELL John M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:13:25
519 717 SPEIGHT David M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:13:45
528 1584 LEVY David M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:14:01
534 963 MULLIGAN Ray M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:14:14
608 2559 FITZGERALD Ed M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:15:35
620 313 MCCARTHY Tim M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:15:53
646 1071 KIRWAN Ita F O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:16:15
647 2229 O’GORMAN Patrick M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:16:15
686 1025 MC GRATH Mike M O/55 Eagle A.C. 01:16:55
689 771 BEVAN Karen F O/35 Eagle A.C. 01:16:56
711 52 HIGGS Ken M O/65 Eagle A.C. 01:17:34
715 742 O’CONNOR Noel M O/55 Eagle A.C. 01:17:41
739 1812 O’ LEARY Grace F Senior Eagle A.C. 01:18:06
740 913 GUINANE Elaine F O/35 Eagle A.C. 01:18:07
780 1785 HACKETT Alan M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:18:42
807 459 MURPHY Gillian F O/35 Eagle A.C. 01:19:06

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Gillian Murphy, Noella Carroll & Karen Bevan

832 1940 O’CONNOR Kevin M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:19:32
843 357 GEARY Kevin M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:19:44
885 521 COSTELLO Derek M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:20:30
886 727 COTTER TRACY F Senior Eagle A.C. 01:20:31
891 2067 TRINDLE Eddie M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:20:36
892 365 CORCORAN Nora F O/35 Eagle A.C. 01:20:37
895 1844 KENNEALLY Glenn M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:20:41
904 731 O’CONNOR Frances F O/55 Eagle A.C. 01:20:52
924 42 FENNESSY Eleanor F O/35 Eagle A.C. 01:21:23
980 1094 COTTER Frank M O/55 Eagle A.C. 01:22:34
986 1734 MCGRATH Donal M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:22:42
995 2135 NYHAN Ken M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:22:52
1020 542 DUNLEAVY John M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:23:18
1065 1593 BRENNAN Ian M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:23:57
1082 379 BOLAND Lisa F O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:24:17
1121 1009 MC KENNA Helen F O/35 Eagle A.C. 01:24:39
1131 1950 CARROLL Noelle F O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:24:43
1218 1945 LONERGAN Mairead F Senior Eagle A.C. 01:26:23
1255 2087 KING Pat M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:26:46
1288 1412 O’RIORDAN Fiona F O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:27:33
1325 1915 SHANAHAN Edwina F Senior Eagle A.C. 01:29:13
1357 1592 GEARY Ian M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:29:54
1488 820 CORCORAN Sunita F O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:33:19
1513 1949 MC KENZIE Betty F O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:33:59

A selection of photos can be found HERE

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Charlie Byrd, ?, ?, Patrick O’Gorman & Alan Hackett

Report on the Munster Indoor Championships…Sun 17th Jan 2016

Report on the 2016 Munster Senior & Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships by John Desmond & Keith Burke.

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Report by John Desmond…..Exactly 12 months ago, James Ryan and myself made the long trip to Nenagh in Tipperary for the annual Munster Senior & Masters Indoor Track  & Field Championships. This was after the club had been absent from the event for five years after fielding 4 in 2008 and 1 in 2009. The 2015 entry was more of a re-introduction of the club to the event and having a presence there. In the end, the trip was worthwhile as we not only got a better idea of what the event was about but we also won two Bronze medals. 2015 report HERE.

I had hoped that perhaps if we went back with double our numbers in 2016 then it would be a success but in the end, it was even better as we had 7 taking part! This was a record attendance for the club at this championship event.

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In terms of numbers from Cork clubs, this is how we compared to others taking part…Leevale AC 12, Liscarroll AC 8, Eagle AC 7, Rising Sun AC 7, East Cork AC 4, St.Finbarr’s AC 3, Togher AC 1, Grange-Fermoy AC 1, North Cork AC 1, West Muskerry AC 1 & Fanahan McSweeney AC 1.

In contrast to the two events that we took part in last year (Shot Putt & 3000m), this year we had entries in nine…60m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, Shot Putt, High Jump and Long Jump. As well as our increased participation, we also came home with three medals…a Bronze in the Shot Putt and a Silver and Bronze in the 800m. More details in Keith’s report.

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Overall, it was a very good day out for the club with plenty of lessons learnt for future events. A work of thanks also to our Competition Secretary Pat Murphy…our ‘8th man’ on the day who helped out at the finish line for most of the track races.

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David O’Donovan took part in four events. Photo Credit : Dooneen AC

Report on the 2016 Munster Indoor Track & Field Championships…by Keith Burke

The 2016 Munster Senior & Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships took place at the Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Sunday 17th January last. This year, seven Eagle AC members entered the Championships, a significant increase on our participation in the 2015 edition of the Championships. With increased participation came increased success and the team can be proud of their medal haul of 3 together with some very unlucky 4th place finishes and a number of other strong performances.

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Chris Bristow preparing for the 200m. Photo Credit : Dooneen AC

The medals came from Denis Looney (Silver in the M45 800m), David O’Donovan (Bronze in the M35 800m) and John Desmond (Bronze in the M50 Shot Putt). In fact, John was successfully defending his Bronze medal from the 2015 Championships! James Ryan was extremely unlucky to finish outside the medals in the M50 3,000m after taking the best part of a minute off the time which saw him take a Bronze in the M45 3,000m at these Championships last year. Kevin Sievewright and John Desmond finished 9th and 10th respectively in the same race. In addition to his 800m medal, David was just outside the medals in the Long Jump and High Jump and also finished 5th of the Championship competitors in the M35 60m. Derek O’Keeffe was 5th in both the M40 800m and M40 1,500m.

The Senior Championships were held in tandem with the Masters Championships and Chris Bristow put in strong runs in the 200m, 400m and 1,500m.

Video…James Ryan near the front in the M50 3000m…

The full results of the event are available HERE. The extracted Eagle AC performances are as follows (placings exclude guest participants in the race/event):

Bristow, Chris (MS)…200m – 10th 27.99, 400m – 6th 60.66 and 1500m – 5th 5:07.27

Desmond, John (M50)…3000m – 10th 11:20.00 and Shot Putt – 3rd (Bronze) 6.39m

Looney, Denis (M45)…60m – 9th 10.77, 800m – 2nd (Silver) 2:49.65 and Shot Putt – 5th 5.45m

O’Donovan, David (M35)…60m – 5th 8.20, 800m – 3rd (Bronze) 2:34.06, Long Jump – 4th 4.71m and High Jump – 4th 1.45m

O’Keeffe, Derek (M40)…800m – 5th 2:30.36 and 1500m – 5th 5:03.44

Ryan, James…(M50) 3000m – 4th 10:47.00

Sievewright, Kevin…(M50) 3000m – 9th 11:12.00

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Derek O’Keffe in action on the indoor track….Photo Credit : Dooneen AC

Well done to all who took part and a thank you also to Pat Murphy who attended the event as the club’s official. Many of the Eagle AC squad were newcomers to track & field competition having sampled the “try track racing” nights which the club held at the end of 2015. Why not try something new and participate at future club racing nights and/or track & field competitions!

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Chris Bristow in the Senior 1500m…Photo Credit : Dooneen AC

 

 

Club member Paul Cotter on BBC Health programme…”Trust Me, I’m a Doctor”

Paul_Cotter_Jan2016Club member Paul Cotter appeared as a contributor during the BBC Health Series “Trust Me I’m A Doctor” on the 13th of January 2016 (Season 4 Episode 2).

The segment in the programme deals with artificial sweeteners and how effective  they are. For anyone using them as a sugar substitute, the latest information should raise some concerns.

Paul’s contribution is around the 8 minute mark…

Results of the Waterford Half-Marathon…Sat 9th Jan 2016

The rescheduled Waterford Half-Marathon was held on Saturday 9th of January 2016 and 16 Eagle AC members made the journey East.

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Waterford Half Marathon
24 Foley Vivian 1:18:37 6:00/M M45 Eagle AC
48 O’Connor Pat 1:21:53 6:15/M M45 Eagle AC
108 Kenneally Damian 1:27:33 6:41/M SM Eagle AC
214 Dooley Michael 1:33:40 7:10/M M50 Eagle AC
224 Moore Gregg 1:33:56 7:12/M M45 Eagle AC
241 Guinane Elaine 1:34:50 7:15/M F35 Eagle AC
276 Malone Damien 1:36:27 7:22/M SM Eagle AC
334 Scannell John 1:38:22 7:32/M M45 Eagle AC
410 Hawkins Richard 1:41:09 7:45/M M45 Eagle AC
474 Fitzgerald Ed 1:43:08 7:55/M M40 Eagle AC
546 Bevan Karen 1:45:35 8:06/M F35 Eagle AC
564 Geary Kevin 1:45:46 8:08/M SM Eagle AC
636 Corcoran Nora 1:48:23 8:19/M F35 Eagle AC
791 Cronin Helen 1:53:46 8:44/M F35 Eagle AC
979 O’Riordan Fiona 2:00:09 9:15/M F45 Eagle AC
1136 Mc Kenzie Betty 2:10:07 9:58/M F50 Eagle AC

Results & Photos

Results of the Togher 5k race…Mon 28th Dec 2015

2015RaceAdvertA total of 20 Eagle AC members took part in the annual Togher 5k road race on Monday the 28th of December 2015. Well done to new member Eileen O’Callaghan who was the first F40 across the line.

20 SUTTON EDWIN EAGLE AC SM 17:35
26 O’CALLAGHAN JOHN EAGLE AC M45 17:55
29 O’CALLAGHAN RUAIRI EAGLE AC SM 18:00
40 O’CONNOR KILLIAN EAGLE AC SM 18:40
49 O’CONNOR PAT EAGLE AC M45 18:57
50 GEARY KEVIN EAGLE AC SM 19:01
55 RYAN JAMES EAGLE AC M50 19:25
61 BRISTOW CHRIS EAGLE AC SM 19:55
66 O’CALLAGHAN EILEEN EAGLE AC F40 20:17…1st F40
75 EGAN RUAIRI EAGLE AC M45 20:43
77 O DONOVAN DAVID EAGLE AC SM 20:48
86 O LEARY MARTIN EAGLE AC SM 21:08
94 LEE BERNADETTE EAGLE AC F40 22:00
99 O FARRELL ANDREW EAGLE AC M60 22:15
110 FITZGERALD ED EAGLE AC M40 22:33
128 TWOMEY CATHAL EAGLE AC SM 23:41
133 TRINDLE EDDIE EAGLE AC M40 24:00
143 O CONNOR FRANCES EAGLE AC F55 24:39
151 LOONEY BER EAGLE AC F45 25:01
159 O CONNOR STEVEN EAGLE AC SM 25:27

The full results can be seen HERE

There is a selection of photos of Eagle AC members now on the clubs Flickr account.

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John O’Callaghan, Ruairi O’Callaghan & Ed Fitz. Photo: Doug Minihane

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Ed Sutton & David O’Donovan. Photo: Doug Minihane

Annual club Christmas run…24th Dec 2015

The club held its annual Christmas run on the 24th of December on what was a cold but sunny morning. As in previous years, the run tied in with Grellan McGrath’s run where he runs his age in miles on his birthday…which was 50 miles this time!

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Proceedings got under way at 4am in Ballincollig with Damian Kenneally and Tim McCarthy joining Grellan for the first two hours. A relief crew joined him for his second loop and more joined up on the run in from Ballincollig to the Lee Rowing Club where the main run started at 9am.

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The 4am crew…Damian, Tim & Grellan

Over the course of the morning, we had about 23 members out with 17 taking part in the main run at 9am.

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Grellan’s time for the 50 miles was 7h 32m 57s which works out as an average 9:04 minute/mile pace.

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There is a small gallery of photos by Joe Murphy on the Eagle AC Facebook page.