Rathcormac 4 Mile and Overall Summer Series Results 2019

Group rathcormac

Paul Cotter, Mike McGrath ( 1st M55) , Elaine Guinane and Mike Noonan

The Eagle AC Summer Series 2019 came to a close last Thursday night at the Rathcormac 4 Miler. Another great turnout with approx. 40 members taking part in the race.

First mention must go to Catherine Murphy who was 1st lady home on the night in a time of 25.51- her first race victory! Well done to Alan O Brien also who was 2nd M overall in a brilliant time of 19.53. There were a number of category prizes picked up by club members also – Michelle Traynor claimed first F35, Mark Smith 1st M35 and Mike McGrath, 1st M55. There were plenty of great runs and pbs by other members also. A mention to Daniel Luxton who ran his first official race for the club in his Eagle AC gear!

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Alan O’Brien 2nd M

Results
2. Alan O’Brien 19.53
4. Mark Smith M 20.50
18. Derek O’Keeffe M 23.54
20. Dermot Slyne M 24.15
23. Tom Fox M 24.26
28. Vincent O’Sullivan M 25.03
34. Mike McGrath M 25.44
38. Catherine Murphy F 25.51
39. Daniel Dransfield M 25.53
48. Finbarr Lehane M 26.18
49. Damian Kenneally M 26.18
54. James Quinlan M 26.29
56. Ray Harrington M 26.43
71. Richard Piotrowski M 27.20
72. Michelle Traynor F 27.24
80. Gary Gibbons M 27.40
92. Elaine Guinane F 28.03
93. Mark O’Keeffe M 28.03
96. Siobhan Holland F 28.09
98. Dermot Gallagher M 28.13
105. Cian Quigley M 28.43
108. Mairead Lonergan F 28.49
109. Denis Carroll M 28.55
113. Ken Nyhan M 29.10
125. Paul Cotter M 29.51
126. Michael Noonan M 29.57
130. Ken Higgs M 30.08
134. Olga O’Sullivan F 30.15
137. Michelle Cheung F 30.23
145. Denis Looney M 30.39
148. Marie Therese Brady F 30.43
155. Eddie Trindle M 31.16
164. Brian Hegarty M 31.31
173. Daniel Luxton M 31.55
190. Michael Dooley M 33.06
195. Dolores Gibbons F 33.17
228. Robyn Dransfield F 35.21
242. Jacqueline Slyne F 36.00
244. Evan Twomey M 36.02
245. Ber Looney F 36.04
Big group rathcormac

With the last race complete, the final standings for the series could be calculated! Claiming top spots this year were Catherine Murphy and Tom Fox , both of whom had very impressive performances throughout the entire series.

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Tom Fox – Summer Series 2019 Overall winner

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Catherine Murphy – Summer Series 2019 Overall winner

Second overall were Karen Bevan and Brian McGuire, with Michelle Traynor and Daniel Dransfield claiming the 3rd spots. The male categories were won by Ray Harrington, Ruairi Egan , Ken Higgs and Richard Piotrowski with female category prizes going to Mairead Lonergan Elaine Guinane and Ber Looney. The prize for most improved times throughout the 2019 series went to Brian Hegarty. Great improvement Brian , well done!
On Saturday evening, prizes were presented to all winners. Plaques were also presented to all members who completed at least 4 of the 5 summer races. Thank you to Damian Kenneally for all of his work in both organising the series and in organising the very enjoyable awards night in the Old Oak.  See below for full results from the 2019 series.
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Eagle AC Summer Series Results 2019

1st M – Tom Fox
2nd M – Brian McGuire
3rd M – Daniel Dransfield

1st F – Catherine Murphy
2nd F – Karen Bevan
3rd F – Michelle Traynor

1st M 40 – Ray Harrington
1st M 50 – Ruairi Egan
1st M 60 – Ken Higgs
1st M 70 – Richard Piotrowski

1st F 30 – Mairead Lonergan
1st F 40 – Elaine Guinane
1st F 50 – Ber Looney

Most Improved – Brian Hegarty

Photos thanks to Derek Costello

Eagle AC @ Kinsale 5 Mile, 2nd August 2019

Tom Kinsale

Tom Fox – 1st Eagle home and 1st M50

The 4th race of the Eagle Summer Series 2019 took place on Friday night in Kinsale at the Kinsale Regatta 5 Mile. There was another great turnout from the club with over 30 members taking part.

Tom Fox took the honours of being first Eagle home on the night, finishing in a time of 30.07. He was followed not too far behind by Dermot Slyne. Great to see Dermot back in the race results after a long layout with injury.

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Dermot Slyne and Brian McGuire

First Eagle lady home was Catherine Murphy who, when finishing in 32.42 also claimed a category win. Aswell as Catherine, Tom Fox and Mike McGrath also won their respective categories.

Catherine prize

Catherine Murphy – 1st F40

Mike prize

Mike McGrath – 1st M55

There were plenty of pbs recorded, too many to mention which is always a good sign!! It was also great to see a number of club members pacing fellow members on the night, helping them to achieve ( and surpass!) their targets. Well done all. Attention now turns to the final race of the series which is the Rathcormac 4 Mile on August 22nd.

Group kinsale

Count the Eagles!

Eagle AC Results
19. Tom Fox M50 30.07
22. Dermot Slyne M40 30.34
23. David O’Keeffe M40 30.54
25. Brian McGuire M50 31.01
30. Alan Bateman M40 31.45
36. Daniel Dransfield M 32.10
40. Ruairi Egan M50 32.34
41. Damian Kenneally M 32.38
42. Mark Smith M40 32.38
43. James Quinlan M40 32.39
46. Catherine Murphy F40 32.42
51. Mike McGrath M50 32.52
54. Karen Bevan F40 33.07
55. Glenn Kenneally M40 33.21
57. Ray Harrington M40 33.32
71. Elaine Guinane F40 34.39
74. Michelle Traynor F40 34.47
82. Siobhan Holland F40 35.09
87. Ken Nyhan M40 35.39
93. Mairead Lonergan F 35.44
101. Helen Cronin F 36.16
115. Michelle Cheung F 36.56
118. Paul Cotter M60 37.05
133. Ken Higgs M60 37.57
134. Eddie Trindle M40 38.03
148. Denis Looney M50 38.56
150. Andrew O’Farrell M60 39.02
166. Brian Hegarty M Eagle AC 40.05
188. Dolores Gibbons F40 41.55
226. John McCarthy M40 44:53
232. Robyn Dransfield F 45.12

 

(Photos thanks to Brian Kearney and John Quigley)

Karen Bevan wins Ardfield 10k 2019

 

Karen prize

Karen Bevan( and Lily!) at the prize giving

14 club members travelled to scenic West Cork on Friday evening for the annual Ardfield 10k Road Race.  Ardfield is located just outside Clonakilty.  It turned out to be well worth the trip for Karen Bevan who recorded her first race win at the event. Karen ran a great time of 43.22 on what was a challenging course. Also picking up a podium spot was Mark Smith, who claimed 2nd spot overall in a time of 34.50.

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Mark Smith in the leading pack

Well done to all club members who took part in what was a very enjoyable and well organised race. Eagle results are listed below.

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Karen, Ruairi, Helen , Mairead, Mark and Eddie after the race

Gary Dolores

Gary and Dolores Gibbons

 

Eagle AC Results, Ardfield 10k

2. Mark Smith M 34.50
15. Dave O’Keeffe M 41.59
22. Karen Bevan F 43.22
23. Ruairi Egan M 43.23
25. David O’Callaghan M 44.24
28. Darren Casey M 44.44
29. Dermot Slyne M 44.22
40. Denis Carroll M 47.49
43. Ken Nyhan M 48.17
45. Mairead Lonergan F 48.29
46. Helen Cronin 48.29
55. Eddie Trindle M 51.00
69. Dolores Gibbons F 54.06
70. Gary Gibbons M 54.08

Alan O’Brien wins Killarney Half Marathon 2019

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Alan O’Brien well clear of the field!

Congratulations to club member Alan O’ Brien who had a very impressive win at the Run Killarney Half Marathon last weekend. Alan won the race in a time of 1.09.13, well over 1 minute clear of the rest of the field. Fellow Cork runner Michael Morgan ( St. Finbarr’s) finished in 2nd spot with Eagle AC’s Vivian Foley finishing in 3rd place with a  time of 1.11.05. (PB!) Brilliant to see 2 Eagle members on the podium, well done!

Viv Killarney

Vivian Foley , 3rd overall 

Special mention to Mike McGrath also who was 1st M60 overall when finishing the race in 1.32.08.

Mike Killarney

Mike McGrath, 1st M60 

Well done to all other members who took part in the event, no club names are listed in the results. A number of members were on pacing duty for the day and they finished bang on target!! Well done all.

(Photos thanks to Run Killarney)

 

Coachford 5 Mile Race July 11th 2019

The third race of the Eagle AC Summer Series took place last Thursday in warm , dry conditions. A huge number of members participated with 42 members spotted in the results.

Group Photo Coachford

Evan, Denis, Robyn, Daniel, Alan, Catherine, Vince, Brian and Damian before the off!

Damian Kenneally was first Eagle home with a brilliant 50 second pb of 26.51. Catherine Murphy, continuing her great year was 6th overall with a time of 33.46.

Catherine

Catherine Murphy – 1st Eagle lady home and 6th F overall.

There were also category prizes for Helen Cronin, Karen Bevan, Elaine Guinane, Pat O Connor and Richard Piotrowski.

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Richard Piotrowski on his way to winning his category prize

The club also won the prize for largest club attendance at the race! Well done all and congrats to Coachford Family Festival on the organization of a great race for a very worthy cause.

The 4th race in the series is the Kinsale 5 Miler which takes place on Friday, 2nd August.

7. Damian Kenneally M 26.51
14. Fergus Nugent M40 28.45
29. Pat O’Connor M50 31.16
31. Vince O’Sullivan M40 31.45
33. Brian McGuire M50 31.48
37. Damian Geraghty M 31.59
50. Daniel Dransfield M 32.39
58. Alan Bateman M45 33.10
61. Ray Harrington M40 33.18
62. James Quinlan M40 33.24
63. Ruairi Egan M50 33.29
65. Darren Casey M40 33.44
66. Catherine Murphy F40 33.46
70. Finbarr Lehane M45 34.03
72. Mike McGrath M55 34.07
75. Glenn Kenneally M40 34.13
80. Karen Bevan F40 34.25
88. David O’Callaghan M50 34.57
92. Dermot Gallagher M45 35.04
95. Elaine Guinane F40 35.11
97. Michelle Traynor F40 35.29
103. Richard Piotrowski M70 35.48
124. Shane Murphy M 36.44
125. John Swanton M 36.44
126. Helen Cronin F35 36.45
128. Mark O’Keeffe M 36.56
131. Mairead Lonergan F 37.02
156. Paul Cotter M60 37.56
160. Marie Therese Brady F45 38.01
161. Denis Looney M50 38.03
169. Jack Murphy M 38.22
172. John Dunphy M50 38.33
173. Olga O’Sullivan F40 38.42
177. Ken Higgs M65 38.49
183. Michelle Cheung F 39.03
217. Brian Hegarty M 40.53
230. Mick Dooley M50 41.38
237. Andrew O’Farrell M65 41.57
260. Ber Looney F50 43.18
339. Robyn Dransfield F35 47.04
369. Evan Twomey M40 48.52
409. Derek Costello M50 50.35
Brian and Vince

Vince O’ Sullivan and Brian McGuire

Photos thanks to Derek Costello

Courtmacsherry 10k Road Race 2019

15 Eagle members made the trip to West Cork last Friday, 28th June to take part in the annual Courtmacsherry to Timoleague 10k.

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Alan O Brien had a brilliant run, winning the race comfortably in 31.58.

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Alan O’Brien 1st Overall

Aswell as Alan, a number of other club members also picked up prizes on the night. Richard Piotrowski was 1st M60 in a time of 43.21, David O Callaghan was 1st M50 with 43.39, and Derek Costello picked up a prize for 2nd M50 finishing in a time of 44.32.

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Richard Piotrowski , 1st M60

Well done to all members who took part. A great spot for a 10k race. The cakes afterwards were nearly worth the trip down alone! (See photo below for proof!)

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Derek Costello celebrating his category prize with some cake!

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Ber Looney on the way to the finish line!

Results: 

1. Alan O’Brien 31.58 31.58 M 35 1 M 1
11. Fergus Nugent 35.47 35.47 M 40 4 M 11
13. Sean O’Keeffe 35.53 35.53 M 40 6 M 13
17. Derek O’Keeffe 36.33 36.32 M 40 7 M 17
47. Raymond Harrington 40.30 40.28 M 40 13 M 42
66. Richard Piotrowski 43.24 43.21 M 60 1 M 55
68. David O’Callaghan 43.39 43.37 M 50 1 M 56
82. Mairead Lonergan 44.31 44.29 SF 4 F 15
83. Derek Costello 44.32 44.29 M 50 2 M 68
122. Denis Looney 47.09 47.06 M 50 3 M 100
138. Jack Murphy 48.18 48.06 SM 26 M 113
139. Michelle Cheung 48.27 48.15 SF 7 F 26
178. Gary Gibbons 51.04 50.57 M 45 18 M 135
179. Dolores Gibbons 51.04 50.57 F 45 8 F 44
217. Ber Looney 54.44 54.35 F 50 6 F 68

Photos thanks to Ruairi Egan

Some new gear now available

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Some new hoodies in stock on the web shop this month, as always use our discount code “EAGLE10” for 10% off !

Plenty of singlets in all sizes in stock in Cork at the moment, see Eddie or Ruairi at the track or email eagleclubgear@gmail.com.