(Photos thanks to TMC Photography, Cork)
It was a very successful day in Newmarket for Eagle AC yesterday at the annual Duhallow 10 Miler. 13 members made the trip and ran the race in what were extremely changeable weather conditions – from sunshine to wind to hailstones to rain and everything in between!!
First mention must go to Sandra Manning who had a brilliant 3rd place finish in the ladies race when finishing in a time of 1.05.54.
First of the Eagle men home was Mike Forde who ran a great 1.01.33. Mikes time earned him a well deserved 3rd M40 category prize. Second home was Mark Murphy whose time of 1.02.25 was a huge 40 second PB! Tom Fox was 3rd Eagle home in a time of 1.03.20. Tom’s time earned him 2nd M55 place. There were also a large number of other category prizes on the day for Eagle athletes. Pat O’Connor (2nd M50), Mike McGrath ( 3rd M60), Richard Piotrowski (1st M70) , Siobhan Holland (1st F40) and Olga O’Sullivan (3rd F40) all picked up category prizes too, with Siobhan running a brilliant PB time of 1.11.16.
Well done to all Eagle AC athletes who took part on the day in what was by all accounts a very well organised and enjoyable event. ( minus the hailstones!)
Eagle AC Results , Duhallow 10 Miler 2020
17. Michael Forde 1.01.33 M40
24. Mark Murphy 1.02.25 M40
34. Tom Fox 1.03.20 M55
37. Pat O’Connor 1.03.55 M50
47. Darren Casey 1.05.49 M40
48. Sandra Manning 1.05.54 F35
86. Siobhan Holland 1.11.16 F40
104. Richard Piotrowski 1.12.45 M70
105. Mike McGrath 1.12.47 M60
128. Denis Carroll 1.15.13 M60
136. Olga O’Sullivan 1.16.21 F40
179. Brian Hegarty 1.20.00 MS
187. MT Brady 1.20.47 F45
Incredible running by our 4 athletes who took part in the Seville Marathon on Sunday, 23rd February in what looked like very warm conditions! Huge congratulations to Vivian Foley who ran a 2.37.32 (PB), Derek O Keeffe a 2.40.32 (PB) Sean O Keeffe a 2.41.59 (PB) and Alan O’Brien a 2.43.46 ! A huge well done to Ronan Boland too whose hard work with the guys has clearly paid off in spades! Also to their training partner Mike Morgan of St. Finbarr’s who ran a brilliant 2.29.31.
Brilliant performances in Nenagh on the 16th February when both Hugh McSweeney and Neil Kingston represented the club at the Munster Senior and Masters Indoors.
Hugh claimed double gold by winning both the M70 200m and 400m. When claiming victory in the 400m Hugh also ran a Munster Championship record!! An amazing achievement! To round off his day he also claimed 2nd place in the 60m!
Neil too had a very successful day when winning M45 Silver in both the 400m and 60m.
Congratulations to them both and thanks for representing the club so well.
Thanks very much to Neil for sending on the results as well as the great photo.
Eagle AC Results
M70 400m 1st (Munster Championship Record!)
M70 200m 1st
M70 60m 2nd
M45 400m 2nd
M45 60m 2nd
Having just received the updated weather warning of Orange for tomorrow February 16th, Eagle AC have decided that in the interests of health and safety we will not be proceeding with the Tommy Ryan memorial Carrigaline 5 Mile road race. All who have pre-registered can claim a full refund from the primo website.
Eagle AC are very disappointed that our race cannot take place and we thank you for your support and understanding. The race will not be rescheduled later in 2020 as we have our Fota 5k to prepare for and the Cork race calendar is pretty full after that.
More details to follow shortly on Facebook about those who have entered online and refunds.
Eagle A.C. Awards Night for 2019
Thanks to all those who attended our annual Club Awards Night in the Old Oak on last Saturday night, 8th February. And a big thanks to Damian ,Grellan and Ed for the organising of the trophies and of the venue.
As Club Chairman Grellan said before announcing the award winners, the voting this year was extremely close and all nominees would have been very worthy winners of each award. The 2019 winners are listed below. Well done to the winners aswell as nominees, it was a very very successful year of running for the club!
Male Athlete of the Year – Alan O’Brien
Female Athlete of the Year – Mairead Lonergan
Most Improved Athlete – Ruairi Egan
Best Performance 10k and under- Vivian Foley
Best Performance Over 10k – Aoife Cooke (Dublin City Marathon)
Club Member of the Year – Derek Costello
The National Marathon medals were also given out last night – Well done Mark, Martin, Tom, Brian , Aoife, Sandra and Catherine!
There was a presentation made to outgoing Chairman Colin O’Herlihy in recognition of the huge work he put in to his role as both Chairman and Registrar over the last number of years! Finally, thanks Derek for the photos! (And congrats on the award!!) Link to album here….. https://flic.kr/s/aHsmLhkiJi