31st May…Eagle AC results…Old Abbey 5k, Kilcredan 5k, Doneraile 5k

Old Abbey 5k : This 5k road race organised by Old Abbey AC was held on Thursday evening the 29th of May. Our only representative was Fidlema Kirwin who finished second woman.


Kilcredan 5k : In East Cork, Ken Wyman took part in the Kilcredan 5k on Friday evening the 30th of May.
28 Ken Wynman Eagle AC M M45 1261 19:19

Doneraile 5k : Also on Friday evening, the Dan Byrne Memorial 5k was held in Doneraile Park in North Cork.

22 19:08 RYAN, James EAGLE AC M M45 06:10
50 20:32 MURPHY, Pat EAGLE AC M M55 06:37
84 21:41 MURPHY, Joe EAGLE AC M M55 07:00
116 23:11 CARROLL, Denis EAGLE AC M M50 07:29
146 24:35 COTTER, Mary EAGLE AC F F50 07:56
214 27:21 QUIGLEY, John EAGLE AC M M60 08:49

Eagle AC members Mary Cotter & Pat Murphy with former member Tim Smith who now lives in Canada

Eagle AC members Mary Cotter & Pat Murphy with former member Tim Smith who now lives in Canada

30th May…Simone Rodigari of Eagle AC finishes Giro Podistico in Italy

Just as the Giro d’Italia is a succesion of cycle races over a fixed number of days, there are also similar multi-day running events in Italy. One such multi-day race is the Giro Podistico on the Italian island of Elba which is a series of off road/mountain and street runs on the island of Elba off the Italian coast.


Monday 5K
Tuesday 11.9K
Wednesday 11.5K
Friday 10.8K
Saturday 10.6K

with total ascents of 133M to 450M each day


Fresh from breaking 24 minutes for the 4 mile race in Fota, Eagle AC member Simone Rodigari participated in the 5 day GIRO PODISTICO recently where he was the 23rd out of 240 finishers in a time of 3 hours 18 minutes

To put it in perspective the winner in a time of 2:46 was the 2010 Italian Junior Mountain Running Championships and has a half marathon PB of 1:08 and a 10K PB of marathon PB of 31:58. (Certificate)


29th May…Results for Ballyandreen 5m, Wicklow Way Ultra, Cill na Martra 10m

Ballyandreen 5 mile road race :  A total of 40 Eagle AC members turned out for the Ballyandreen 5 mile road race last Thursday evening, the first race in the 2014 Ballycotton Summer Series. Congratulations to Deirdre Nagle, who once again took a podium position, finishing in second place.
14 0:28:36 CREEDON, Daithi Eagle AC M 05:43.1
16 0:28:45 O’CALLAGHAN, John Eagle AC M40 05:44.9
36 0:30:23 MULCAHY, Kieran Eagle AC M45 06:04.5
38 0:30:36 O’HERLIHY, Colin Eagle AC M40 06:07.1
39 0:30:37 LEHANE, Donnacha Eagle AC M 06:07.3
52 0:31:11 COTTER, Paul Eagle AC M 06:14.1
61 0:31:27 GEARY, Kevin Eagle AC M 06:17.3
68 0:31:44 KENNEALLY, Damien Eagle AC M 06:20.7
71 0:31:55 NAGLE, Deirdre Eagle AC F35 06:22.9…2nd woman
75 0:32:02 GLAVIN, Colm Eagle AC M40 06:24.3
78 0:32:04 DESMOND, John Eagle AC M50 06:24.7
88 0:32:18 SIEVEWRIGHT, Kevin Eagle AC M45 06:27.5
92 0:32:28 MCCARTHY, Tim Eagle AC M 06:29.5
94 0:32:31 O’CALLAGHAN, David Eagle AC M45 06:30.1
101 0:32:41 O’MAHONY, Roger Eagle AC M40 06:32.1
116 0:32:59 CARROLL, Denis Eagle AC M50 06:35.7
139 0:33:37 WATSON, Dave Eagle AC M 06:43.3
155 0:34:12 MULDOWNEY, David Eagle AC M40 06:50.3
158 0:34:16 TWOMEY, Pat Eagle AC M60 06:51.1 …2nd M60
160 0:34:22 MANNING, Sandra Eagle AC F 06:52.3
196 0:35:22 GUINANE, Elaine Eagle AC F35 07:04.2
232 0:36:33 SCANNELL, Paul Eagle AC M 07:18.4
238 0:36:38 CUSSEN, Linda Eagle AC F 07:19.4
261 0:37:07 KELLEHER, Donal Eagle AC M40 07:25.2
281 0:37:34 MCCARTHY, John Eagle AC M 07:30.6
295 0:37:53 FITZGERALD, Ed Eagle AC M40 07:34.4
296 0:37:55 QUIGLEY, John Eagle AC M60 07:34.8
314 0:38:31 BOLAND, Lisa Eagle AC F45 07:42.0
319 0:38:38 GALLAGHER, Mark Eagle AC M40 07:43.4
334 0:39:00 CONNOLLY, Dympna Eagle AC F35 07:47.8
345 0:39:19 MCGRATH, Donal Eagle AC M50 07:51.6
353 0:39:29 TWOMEY, Cathal Eagle AC M 07:53.6
365 0:39:48 BOYCE, Edwina Eagle AC F 07:57.4
370 0:39:56 BRUTON, Patricia Eagle AC F45 07:59.0
372 0:39:59 O’LEARY, Andrew Eagle AC M 07:59.6
396 0:41:02 FERRITER, Gearoid Eagle AC M 08:12.2
414 0:41:48 CORCORAN, Nora Eagle AC F 08:21.4
452 0:42:44 O’DRISCOLL, Kevin Eagle AC M60 08:32.6
483 0:43:57 O’RIORDAN, Fiona Eagle AC F45 08:47.2
524 0:45:42 KEOHANE, Irene Eagle AC F40 09:08.2

Wicklow Way Solo Run: Well done to Grellan McGrath who undertook the arduous task of a solo run across the Wicklow Way last weekend. Covering almost 82 miles in 16hrs 51 minutes, Grellan finished in joint 5th/6th place, out of a field of 19 Finishers!

Grellan McGrath of Eagle AC completing the 82 miles of the Wicklow Way in 16h 51m

Grellan McGrath of Eagle AC completing the 82 miles of the Wicklow Way in 16h 51m

West Cork Run: Two eagles took part in the 10 mile race in Cill na Martra last weekend:
7 » Joe Murphy M 1185 1:12:05
17 » Donal Cronin M 1157 1:19:43

24th May…Inaugural club ‘Coffee Run’


In an effort to add more of a social aspect to some of the training runs, the club held its first ‘Coffee Run’ on Saturday morning the 24th of May. With temperatures down around 8 deg C with a cool northerly wind, it felt at times as if it was more like January than the end of May. Despite the chilly conditions, 25 members still turned out for the run which was an 11 mile loop taking in Passage West and Monkstown. There were 4 different pace groups which meant that everyone was catered for.

Post run, members went for a coffee and a chat where some of the medals won at the recent County Novice Road Championships were presented. Photos on the club Facebook Page.

19th May…Eagle AC results – Fota, Killarney & Youghal

Cheetah Run : The big race in the last week was of course the Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park. With so many club members involved in the organisation of the race itself, it’s not suprising that we only had a few members taking part. Well done to Deirdre who managed to take 3rd place in the womens race.

Deirdre Nagle of Eagle AC...3rd in the Fota Cheetah Run. Photo : Gearóid Ó Laoi

Deirdre Nagle of Eagle AC…3rd in the Fota Cheetah Run. Photo : Gearóid Ó Laoi

22 Simone RODIGARI Eagle AC 23:59
33 Deirdre NAGLE Eagle AC 24:56…3rd woman
135 Mick DOOLEY Eagle AC 29:00
138 Ed FITZGERALD Eagle AC 29:01
156 John QUIGLEY Eagle AC 29:18

Galbally 5 mile road race : The Ballyhoura Limerick race series kicked off last Friday evening the 16th of May with the Gallybally 5 mile road race. Gerard Down was our only representative in the race and was the 2nd M55 home.
4 56 Gerard Down Eagle AC Men 0/55 34:29

Lakes of Killarney Marathon : Well done to Nora Corcoran who was the 4th woman home in the Lakes of Killarney Marathon last Saturday.
48 Nora CORCORAN 4:11:39 Senior Female (4)

In the Half-Marathon, we had several club members taking part with Ronan Boland being 1st M50 and Pat O’Connor 3rd M40…
7 Ronan BOLAND 1:26:49 Ages 50 – 59 (1) Male (7)
12 Pat O’CONNOR 1:31:08 Ages 40 – 49 (3) Male (12)
23 Kevin GEARY 1:35:50 Senior (16) Male (22)

James Ryan

James Ryan

Emer Casey 10k race, Youghal : This popular 10k race was held last Sunday in Youghal over a new route and 10 members took part…
10 35:52 BOUSE, Ciaran Eagle AC M 05:46.2
40 39:09 LYNCH, Rhona Eagle AC F35 06:17.9
58 40:11 CARROLL, Denis Eagle AC M50 06:27.9
59 40:14 O’MAHONY, Roger Eagle AC M40 06:28.4
63 40:55 RYAN, James Eagle AC M45 06:35.0
78 41:45 MANNING, Sandra Eagle AC F 06:43.0
139 44:53 O’GORMAN, Patrick Eagle AC M40 07:13.3
192 46:55 DUNLEAVY, John Eagle AC M45 07:32.9
236 48:54 CORCORAN, Sunita Eagle AC F40 07:52.0
258 49:44 COTTER, Tracy Eagle AC F 08:00.1
320 52:43 BUCKLEY, Aidan Eagle AC M50 08:28.9

15th May…Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park

This years Cheetah Run 4 mile race in Fota Wildlife Park attracted a field of about 800 runners on the night. In terms of the weather, things couldn’t have gone any better with the park looking superb in the evening sunshine.


In the mens race a group of four broke away early on but in the sprint for the finish line, Colm Sheahan of Leevale AC just managed to stay ahead finishing in a time of 20:03 with fellow club member James Grufferty just  one second behind.

Colm Sheahan (L)...winner of the 2014 Cheetah Run receiving his prize from Jor Roche (R) of Eagle AC

Colm Sheahan (L)…winner of the 2014 Cheetah Run receiving his prize from Joe Roche of Eagle AC

In the womens race, Orla Drumm was the winner in a time of 22:53. Ann Marie Holland of St.Finbarr’s AC was second with 24:19 while our own Deirdre Nagle of Eagle AC finished third in 24:55.

 L to R...Stephen Ryan of Fota Wildlife Park, Orla Drumm...first woman, Elaine Guinane of Eagle AC and Mike Byrne of Laya Healthcare...one of the sponsors of the 2014 Cheetah Run

L to R…Stephen Ryan of Fota Wildlife Park, Orla Drumm…first woman, Elaine Guinane of Eagle AC and Mike Byrne of Laya Healthcare…one of the sponsors of the 2014 Cheetah Run

 Results…The official results can be seen HERE

Photos…Links to multiple photo albums can be found on the Running in Cork site

Start of the 2014 Cheetah Run…



12th May…Weekend results…Kilworth Camp…Castleisland 10m


Ciaran Bouse...59:59 in the Castleisland 10 mile road race

Ciaran Bouse…59:59 in the Castleisland 10 mile road race

9th May…Kilworth Camp 5 mile road race…Four Eagle AC members took part in the Kilworth Camp 5 mile road race last Friday the 9th of May 2014…
15 30:06 O’KEEFFE, Derek EAGLE AC MS 06:01
46 32:50 CARROLL, Denis EAGLE AC M50 06:34…2nd M50
64 34:36 DOWN, Ger EAGLE AC M55 06:55…2nd M55
166 43:28 O’RIORDAN, Fiona EAGLE AC F45 08:42

11th May…Castleisland 10 mile…Well done to club member Ciaran Bouse who finished in 6th place in the Castleisland 10 mile road race in Kerry on Sunday. Ciaran just broke the one hour barrier by one second!
6 Ciaran Bouse MS 59:59

11th May…Ballincollig 10k fun run/walk…Pat O’Connor finished 2nd at a 10k fun run in Ballincollig organised by Dolphin Rugby Club.