Results of the Carrigaline 5 mile race…Sun 18th Feb 2018


The annual Tommy Ryan Memorial 5 mile road race in Carrigaline was held on Sunday the 19th of February and attracted a field of 317 runners. Despite the forecast, the rain held off for most of the race with just a drop at the very end for some of the slower runners.

Prize winners…

First 5 men & women…
1 FOX, David Leevale AC 0:26:17 209
2 SHEEHAN, Andrew Leevale AC 0:26:25 99
3 CORBETT, Michael St. Finbarrs AC M40 0:26:34 300
4 O’DONOVAN, Jeremy M40 0:26:42 314
5 SMITH, Mark Eagle AC M40 0:27:16 227
21 MOORE, Niamh Cork Varsity 0:31:00 111
26 GEARY, Ann Midleton AC F35 0:31:43 30
29 HICKSON, Katie Cork tri F40 0:31:53 43
30 ROE, Niamh Leevale AC F35 0:32:15 211
38 VEALE, Kate West Waterford AC 0:33:08 149

Results… The full results can be found here…

M40… 1) John Lynch, Tracton AC …2) Noel Daly, Mallow AC …3) Tim Barry
M45… 1) Wieslaw Sosnowski …2) Gary Clerkin, Grange-Fermoy AC …3) Jack McGregor, Tracton AC
M50… 1) Cathal O’Connell, St.Finbarr’s AC …2) Pat O’Connor, Eagle AC …3) Tony Cambridge, Eagle AC
M55… 1) Martin Lynch, Ballincollig AC …2) Denis Cronin, Mallow AC …3) Liam Lynch, Donoughmore AC
M60… 1) Neilus Ahern, Midleton AC …2) Eamonn McEvoy, St.Finbarr’s AC …3) Racho Jaoquim
M65… 1) Richard Piotrowski, Eagle AC …2) Paddy Gyves, Mallow AC
F35… 1) Marie Kissane …2) Sheila Buckley, Midleton AC …3) Diane Duffy, Riverstick-Kinsale AC
F40… 1) Benvon Lyons …2) Linda O’Connor …3) Siobhan Holland, St.Finbarr’s AC
F45… 1) Stephanie Johnson, Clonmel AC …2) Margaret Jones, Midleton AC …3) Mary O’Halloran, Togher AC
F50… 1) Collette Ryan …2) Yvonne Gough, Togher AC
F55… 1) Aine Murphy, UCC AC …2) Kathleen Cronin, Mallow AC
F60… 1) Betty O’Riordan

Team Prizes
Men… Leevale AC 1st, Eagle AC 2nd
Women… Togher AC 1st, Midleton AC 2nd

Photos… There are links to several galleries up on the Running in Cork website.

Breakdown by club (5 or more members)… Eagle AC 16, Leevale AC 12, Togher AC 12,  St.Finbarr’s AC 11, Midleton AC 11, Mallow AC 11, Crosshaven Tri-Club 11, Tracton AC 9, Carrigaline Road Runners 8 & Bweeng Trail Blazers 5.


Leevale AC…First men’s team with coach Donie Walsh


Eagle AC members medal at the National Masters Cross Country Championships


Well done to club members Alan O’Brien and Richard Piotrowski who won medals at the 2018 National Cross Country Championships in Galway.

Alan was 2nd in the overall National Masters competition -as well as winning a Silver individual medal in the M35 category. Richard took a Gold by finishing 1st in the M70 category.

Both won team Gold medals in their respective categories in the inter county competition.

Report from Ken Higgs…The National Masters XC championship held last Sunday in Clarinbridge in typical winter XC conditions – bitterly cold and a quagmire of a course.

The club had four members running.
Individually, there were two outstanding performances, Firstly by Alan O’Brien who came second overall (silver medal) in the Masters race and also won gold medal for the M35 category. Secondly by Richard Piotrowski who won gold in the M70 category.

The club won the team gold medal in the M65/70 race with Richard Piotrowski (4th), Pat Twomey (7th) and Ken Higgs (11th) ..(with St Finbarrs AC and St Abbans AC getting silver and bronze respectively).

In addition , Alan, Richard and Pat won gold medals as part of the two winning Cork County teams.
So all in all a very successful day out for the club.
Masters Men Overall
2 Alan O Brien Eagle AC Cork 00:26:17

Mens masters O65
55 Richard Piotrowski Eagle A.C. Cork 00:18:30
79 Pat Twomey Eagle A.C. Cork 00:19:30
107 Ken Higgs Eagle A.C. Cork 00:20:31

2018 Dungarvan 10 mile road race

Results by Ruairi Egan

The big race this week was the Dungarvan 10 mile on Sunday the 4th of February. Always popular with Eagle members, this year we had 47 finishers. Full results are listed below and congratulations to Viv, first Eagle home in a fantastic 56:26 and to Maura, first Eagle lady to finish. Special mentions also to Pat O’Connor, who celebrated joining the M50 category with a brilliant sub 60 min PB and to Richard Piotrowski who won the M70 section. Well done to everyone who took part and congrats if it was a PB outing. Good to see members Colin Foley & Finbarr Lehane getting back into race action as well.

Eagle age category prize winners (1st and 2nd placings):
Richard Piotrowski M70(1)
Maura Regan F35(2)
Andrew O’Farrell M65(2)

Place Name Net Time Bib Cat Sub Cat Club
30 Vivian FOLEY 00:56:26 1925 M(30) M45(3) Eagle AC
91 Pat O’CONNOR 00:59:54 190 M(89) M50(3) Eagle AC
158 Tom FOX 01:03:08 1937 M(152) M50 (6) Eagle AC
175 Ken MULCAHY 01:03:35 167 M(169) M45 (24) Eagle AC
190 Colin O’HERLIHY 01:04:14 2497 M (183) M45 (27)Eagle AC
195 Darren CASEY 01:04:17 1702 M(182) M40 (49) Eagle AC
196 Donal DOWLING 01:04:18 1849 M(183) M40 (50) Eagle AC
200 Frank HILL 01:04:37 2048 M(192) M50 (7) Eagle AC
287 Maura REGAN 01:07:50 1437 F(16) F35 (2) Eagle AC
298 Mark GALLAGHER 01:08:05 1939 M(282) M40 (82) Eagle AC
342 Eugene O’CONNOR 01:08:49 2479 M(316) M45 (59) Eagle AC
344 Mike G MCGRATH 01:08:48 2249 M(318) M55 (3) Eagle AC
387 Richard PIOTROWSKI 01:09:32 2559 M(355) M70 (1) Eagle AC
394 Ian ROCHE 01:09:36 2619 M(362) MS (155) Eagle AC
407 Catherine MURPHY 01:10:03 1184 F(34) F40 (11) Eagle AC
435 Elaine GUINANE 01:10:37 856 F(38) F40 (13) Eagle AC
453 Karen BEVAN 01:11:22 531 F(40) F35 (9) Eagle AC
489 Ken WYMAN 01:12:06 2774 M(442) M50 (26) Eagle AC
495 Derek COSTELLO 01:12:03 39 M(447) M45 (83) Eagle AC
516 Damien Malone 01:12:47 1672
523 John SCANNELL 01:12:59 2658 M(470) M45 (91) Eagle AC
530 Gary GIBBONS 01:12:58 1965 M(477) M45 (92) Eagle AC
548 Catherine REDMOND 01:13:10 1434 F(55) F40 (19) Eagle AC
562 Lisa BOLAND 01:13:40 535 F(59) F50 (5) Eagle AC
603 Ed FITZGERALD 01:14:04 1896 M(534) M45 (105)Eagle AC
708 Eddie TRINDLE 01:15:47 2708 M(612) M40 (185)Eagle AC
711 Patrick POWER 01:16:13 2564 M(614) M40 (187)Eagle AC
763 Helen CRONIN 01:16:56 662 F(111) F35 (21) Eagle AC
789 Ita KIRWAN 01:17:20 131 F(119) F45 (22) Eagle AC
813 Charlie BYRD 01:17:43 1668 M(688) M50 (57) Eagle AC
876 Colin FOLEY 01:18:29 1927 M(730) MS (271) Eagle AC
895 Andrew O’FARRELL 01:19:00 2492 M(746) M65 (2) Eagle AC
903 Brian BARRY 01:19:21 1593 M(751) MS (277) Eagle AC
949 Mairead LONERGAN 01:19:53 1058 F(166) FS (35) Eagle AC
988 Kieran MULCAHY 01:19:40 2300 M(807) M45 (166)Eagle AC
992 Andrew MACDONALD 01:20:24 2204 M(809) MS (294) Eagle AC
983 Frances O’CONNOR 01:20:21 183 F (179) F55 (5)
1038 Jason CROSBIE 01:21:06 1780 M(838) MS (304) Eagle AC
1019 Finbarr LEHANE 01:21:20 132 M (825) M45 (168)
1127 John SWANTON 01:22:59 2689 M(883) MS (318) Eagle AC
1146 Olive DOOLEY 01:23:13 724 F(252) F40 (87) Eagle AC
1148 Donal MCGRATH 01:23:01 2225 M(894) M50 (81) Eagle AC
1157 Brenda MURPHY 01:23:13 1179 F(260) F35 (52) Eagle AC
1235 Gillian MURPHY 01:25:22 1185 F(304) F40 (102)Eagle AC
1318 Denise O’BRIEN 01:26:23 1240 F(348) FS (65) Eagle AC
1707 Fiona O’RIORDAN 01:33:05 1373 F(608) F45 (116)Eagle AC
1731 Jane MCGRATH 01:33:32 1096 F(625) F55 (15) Eagle AC
1983 Aidan TRINDLE 01:39:39 2709 M(1164)M45 (230)Eagle AC


2017 Club Awards Night

Congratulations to our five worthy 2017 Award winners, who were presented with their trophies and glass pieces recently.

They were:-
Adelle O’Connor – Female athlete of the year
Vivian Foley – Male Athlete of the year
Mark Smith – Performance of the year
Dermot Slyne – Most Improved Athlete of the year
Karen Bevan – Club person of the year


Karen Bevan…Club person of the year


Vivian Foley (L)…Male athlete of the year & Dermot Slyne (R)…Most improved athlete


Performance of the year went to Mark Smith for his time in the New York City Marathon & Adelle O’Connor (R) won the female athlete of the year.

We also presented the haul of 2017 championship medals, well done to all those recipients. Thanks to everyone who attended, it was a great turnout. A special thanks to Ed Fitzgerald, who organised the entire evening.

Member Profile : Jerome McCarthy


Eagle AC Member Profile:

Name: Jerome McCarthy

Member of Eagle AC since: November 2015

How long have you been running what made you take it up: I have been running since 2009, but I’ve been more committed to it since 2013. I started when my regular five a side game began to lose participants and I decided I needed to do something else to keep active.

Favourite thing about running: Its convenience – once you have your runners, shorts and t-shirt you can run anywhere at any time.

Favourite race distance to run: I like the half marathon, it’s a challenging endurance distance but is not as extreme and trying on the body as the marathon.

What is your main goal for this year: I’d like to run a PB in Charleville Half Marathon. Fingers crossed!

Your best race/most memorable racing moment to date: Dublin Marathon 2013 – It was my first marathon, and between my nervousness and excitement, and the thrill of being involved in such an event, it was an unforgettable experience. The day and night before were very wet and windy but conditions that morning were lovely for running, and the large crowds along the route were very supportive.

Tell us something most people might not know about you: My sporting ‘career’ began in coastal rowing with Rosscarbery Rowing Club.

Biggest heroes (sporting or non-sporting): I think that Tom Crean is a heroic individual. Not mentioning his dedication to the goal of reaching the south pole, stories about his participation on the expeditions tell of a man who saved the lives of more than one person through feats of endurance and daring.

One bit of advice you would give to someone thinking of taking up running: Arrange things so that each run is convenient to your routine.

3 things you would take with you onto a desert island: An Aston Villa news and results feed, a coffee machine, a tennis ball to roll my calves and glutes.

Club Notes…Thurs 25th Jan 2018

200-pix-news-resultsClub Notes…by Karen Bevan

Evening Everyone

Hope all is good this week.

A few congratulations to start with this week; firstly a huge congratulations to club member Alan O’ Brien who took 16th place in the top 20 Fastest marathon times achieved by Irish runners in 2017 for his 2:28:53 in Berlin, fantastic achievement well done to Alan.

In addition to this 4 Eagle AC Athletes have been named on the Cork team selection for Athletics Ireland National Masters and Intermediate Cross-Country Championships 2018 to be held in Galway on Sunday February 11th 2018:
Alan O Brien and Vivian Foley named for the M35 squad
Pat Twomey and Richard Piotrowski named for the M65 men’s squad
Congratulations to the 4 guys on their well deserved selection.

This Saturday the 27th January brings our club awards night and more info on this below; it is always a great social night out for the club and an opportunity to get to know your fellow club members. Then of course there are the awards so if you are nominated in any category be sure to be there to find out the results! Hopefully we will see as many people as possible there on the night.

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