30th Aug…Big turnout for club ‘Coffee Run’


Almost 40 Eagle AC club members turned out for this mornings ‘Coffee Run’ with several groups taking in the usual ‘Raffeen Hill’ loop while others were doing a specialised marathon training session with a tempo run in the middle for good measure.

All the various groups met up later for a well deserved coffee which not only serves as a social occasion but helps support a small local business.

There are a few photos from the run up on the Eagle AC Facebook page. Our next planned ‘Coffee Run’ is on Saturday the 18th of October, one week before the Dublin Marathon.

28th Aug…Results of the Ballycotton 5m

A total of 38 Eagle AC members turned out for the 4th and final race in the Ballycotton Summer Series…two more than last year! :o)
20 0:29:13 O’CALLAGHAN, John Eagle AC M40 05:50.5
29 0:29:42 BOUSE, Ciaran Eagle AC M 05:56.3
30 0:29:45 BOLAND, Ronan Eagle AC M50 05:56.9
44 0:30:30 COTTER, Paul Eagle AC M 06:05.9
51 0:30:48 LEHANE, Donnacha Eagle AC M 06:09.5
52 0:30:49 MULCAHY, Kieran Eagle AC M45 06:09.7

Kieran Mulcahy & Donnacha Lehane

Kieran Mulcahy & Donnacha Lehane

59 0:31:15 GLAVIN, Colm Eagle AC M40 06:14.9
65 0:31:31 GEARY, Kevin Eagle AC M 06:18.1
67 0:31:38 O’CONNOR, Pat Eagle AC M45 06:19.5
73 0:31:43 KENNEALLY, Damien Eagle AC M 06:20.5
81 0:32:00 O’MAHONY, Roger Eagle AC M40 06:23.9
89 0:32:11 WATSON, Dave Eagle AC M 06:26.1
99 0:32:43 SIEVEWRIGHT, Kevin Eagle AC M45 06:32.5
117 0:33:19 CARROLL, Denis Eagle AC M50 06:39.7
147 0:34:11 O’CALLAGHAN, David Eagle AC M45 06:50.1
153 0:34:21 DESMOND, John Eagle AC M50 06:52.1
175 0:34:53 GUINANE, Elaine Eagle AC F35 06:58.5
209 0:35:41 O’CONNOR, Kevin Eagle AC M40 07:08.0
210 0:35:42 MCCARTHY, John Eagle AC M 07:08.2

The King of Cool...John McCarthy...35:42

The King of Cool…John McCarthy…35:42

215 0:36:00 TWOMEY, Cathal Eagle AC M 07:11.8
223 0:36:16 EGAN, Conor Eagle AC M40 07:15.0
224 0:36:16 CUSSEN, Linda Eagle AC F 07:15.0

Linda Cussen...36:16...fastest time of the 4 races and 10th overall in the series

Linda Cussen…36:16…fastest time of the 4 races and 10th overall in the series

239 0:36:45 QUIGLEY, John Eagle AC M60 07:20.8
246 0:37:04 GALLAGHER, Mark Eagle AC M40 07:24.6
251 0:37:15 FITZGERALD, Ed Eagle AC M40 07:26.8
253 0:37:17 BOLAND, Lisa Eagle AC F45 07:27.2
255 0:37:19 EVANS, Mairead Eagle AC F 07:27.6
301 0:38:22 KIRWAN, Ita Eagle AC F45 07:40.2
306 0:38:27 SCANNELL, Paul Eagle AC M 07:41.2
307 0:38:28 KELLEHER, Donal Eagle AC M40 07:41.4
309 0:38:31 BRUTON, Patricia Eagle AC F45 07:42.0
312 0:38:34 MCGRATH, Donal Eagle AC M50 07:42.6
349 0:39:28 BRUTON, Seamus Eagle AC M45 07:53.4
375 0:40:33 HALL, Ray Eagle AC M45 08:06.4
393 0:41:20 O’DRISCOLL, Kevin Eagle AC M60 08:15.8
416 0:42:14 CORCORAN, Nora Eagle AC F35 08:26.6
451 0:43:40 O’RIORDAN, Fiona Eagle AC F45 08:43.8
477 0:44:59 KEOHANE, Irene Eagle AC F40 08:59.6
Full results & photos

Overall standings….In the overall standings, we had 28 members who did all 4 races in the series. 7 men made it into the top 50 while 4 women made it into the top 30. In 2013, we had only 14 members doing all 4 races with 5 men in the top 50 and 3 women in the top 20.

10 O’CALLAGHAN, John Eagle AC M40…28:45…29:00…28:46…29:13…1:55:44
22 MULCAHY, Kieran Eagle AC M45…30:23…30:42…30:39…30:49…2:02:33
24 LEHANE, Donnacha Eagle AC M…30:37…31:09…30:39…30:48…2:03:13
25 COTTER, Paul Eagle AC M…31:11…31:20…30:35…30:30…2:03:36
35 GLAVIN, Colm Eagle AC M40…32:02…31:22…31:06…31:15…2:05:45
40 GEARY, Kevin Eagle AC M…31:27…31:23…32:23…31:31…2:06:44
46 KENNEALLY, Damien Eagle AC M…31:44…32:25…32:03…31:43…2:07:55
55 O’MAHONY, Roger Eagle AC M40…32:41…32:05…32:34…32:00…2:09:20
56 SIEVEWRIGHT, Kevin Eagle AC M45…32:18…32:29…31:53…32:43…2:09:23
62 WATSON, Dave Eagle AC M…33:37…32:47…32:40…32:11…2:11:15
67 DESMOND, John Eagle AC M50…32:04…33:13…32:27…34:21…2:12:05
70 CARROLL, Denis Eagle AC M50…32:59…33:37…33:20…33:19…2:13:15
130 MCCARTHY, John Eagle AC M…37:34…36:37…36:49…35:42…2:26:42
139 QUIGLEY, John Eagle AC M60…37:55…37:00…36:56…36:45…2:28:36
142 TWOMEY, Cathal Eagle AC M…39:29…37:42…36:35…36:00…2:29:46
146 GALLAGHER, Mark Eagle AC M40…38:38…37:44…37:22…37:04…2:30:48
151 KELLEHER, Donal Eagle AC M40…37:07…37:42…39:25…38:28…2:32:42
167 MCGRATH, Donal Eagle AC M50…39:19…39:16…39:01…38:34…2:36:10
174 SCANNELL, Paul Eagle AC M…36:33…37:21…45:27…38:27…2:37:48
199 O’DRISCOLL, Kevin Eagle AC M60…42:44…41:23…40:41…41:20…2:46:08

4 GUINANE, Elaine Eagle AC F35…35:22…34:53…34:51…34:53…2:19:59
10 CUSSEN, Linda Eagle AC F…36:38…37:34…37:18…36:16…2:27:46
16 BOLAND, Lisa Eagle AC F45…38:31…37:12…37:07…37:17…2:30:07
23 EVANS, Mairead Eagle AC F…37:29…38:43…39:53…37:19…2:33:24
31 BRUTON, Patricia Eagle AC F45…39:56…39:01…40:08…38:31…2:37:36
53 CORCORAN, Nora Eagle AC F…41:48 00:42:06…42:28…42:14…2:48:36
65 O’RIORDAN, Fiona Eagle AC F45…43:57…43:51…44:29…43:40…2:55:57
76 KEOHANE, Irene Eagle AC F40…45:42…44:10…44:34…44:59…2:59:25

Photos: Tim McCarthy

Strength & Conditioning classes for members…Oct 2014

Paul_ScannellClub member Paul Scannell will be holding a series of Strength & Conditioning classes during the month of October 2014. His classes will focus on helping members improve their running economy and to help reduce injuries.

Specifically, the purpose of the strength and conditioning sessions are…
a) Reduce your risk of injury by strengthening the connective tissue , including tendons and ligaments.
b) As well as strengthening the propulsive muscles, it also helps build those which aid stability. Specifically, it improves the abdominal, hip, lower back and glute muscles.
c) Improves your running economy so that you will run more efficiently using less oxygen at a given pace.
d) Having a stronger core allows you to maintain proper running form which is an important feature in some of the longer events when fatigue begins to set in.

An e-mail will be sent out to members with more details closer to the date.

24th Aug…Results of Cill na Martra 5k, Doneraile 5k, Skibbereen 10k, Midleton Run & Cobh 3k

Even though the evenings are beginning to draw in, there are plenty of Eagle results from the last few days.

Cill na Martra 5k: This 5k run near Macroom was held on Wed 20th Aug 2014. Two members took part in this out and back course…
6 8 Kevin Sievewright Ballincollig 19:44
22 54 Donal Cronin Eagle AC 22:51

Ed Fitgerald, Eric Browne, Kieran Mulcahy & Tim McCarthy at the Midleton Run Half-Marathon

Ed Fitgerald, Eric Browne, Kieran Mulcahy & Tim McCarthy at the Midleton Run Half-Marathon

Doneraile 5k: This Couch to 5k race organised by North Cork AC was held on Friday 22nd of August. Derek O’Keeffe was on pacing duties for this one with his wife Mariko finishing in 29:43.
95 29:43:00 Mariko O’Keeffe-Takishita F
96 29:45:00 Derek O’Keeffe Eagle AC M

Skibbereen 10k road race: The heavens opened up for this one on Sunday 24th of August resulting in some very wet conditions. Ken Wyman and Mary Cotter were in action there…
15 41:39 WYNMAN, Ken Eagle AC M45 06:42.0
54 52:26 COTTER, Mary Eagle AC F50 08:26.1

Midleton Run Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k & 5k: We had a number of members taking part in this charity run in Midleton on Sunday 24th Aug. There are no club names given in the results. These are the few we picked out. If you are not listed then let us know.
11 Mike MC GRATH M 395 42:08
14 Damian KENNEALLY M 408 42:54

Mike McGrath finishing the Midleton Run 10k

Mike McGrath finishing the Midleton Run 10k

Half-Marathon….Bit of a boo boo in this one. Eric Browne was the clear leader in the half from early on but was sent the wrong way by one of the race stewards which added about 1.5 miles on to his race.
3 Kieran MULCAHY M 156 1:25:12
8 James RYAN M 1:30:21
11 Eric Browne M 286 1:31:48
14 Tim MC CARTHY M 226 1:33:05
41 Mairead EVANS F 163 1:43:13
59 Ed FITZGERALD M 200 1:47:10

Cobh 3k : The Sonia O’Sullivan 3000m race was held on Monday 25th Aug 2014. Two members took part…
65 » Paul Scannell Eagle AC 78 13:02
88 » John Quigley Eagle AC 65 14:33

22nd Aug…Race report on the Curraghchase 10k

Race report by Elaine Guinane on the Curraghchase 10km Race in Co.Limerick, Sunday August 17th

elaine_200pixA sunny Sunday in Curraghchase Forest Park in Limerick made for an ideal setting for a ten km race last weekend. With numbers up from under 300 last year to over 600 this year, the small village of Kilcornan was a hive of activity. The Race HQ in the GAA hall was well organised, with a large number of pre-registered entries.

The race started bang on time just outside the entrance to the Forest Park. The first few kilometres were along a tree-lined road towards the centre of the park, with a few minor pulls and drags here and there. Once in the centre of the park, it was off to the right, past the Curraghchase house and onto some hard work! Here runners were met with some quite long pulls, as we wound our way around some lovely tree-lined paths and avenues. Despite the many hills, the surface was quite good and allowed for smooth running. The course was also well laid out, with marshals at every junction and the route clearly marked out with signs and tape. Eventually we came out onto a road to complete the loop before retracing footsteps over the last two kms to finish back at the GAA Hall.

The finish line area was excellent, with a huge variety of food (From hot dogs to bananas to lollipops!) on offer, as well as free massages from experienced therapists.


Overall, a well-organised, scenic race in a lovely park. It is a tough course and probably not one for a pb, but the scenery and setting make up for this. At €20 per entry, however, it may be considered a little on the expensive side for a ten km race. There were also only race packs for the first 500 entrants, so anybody entering on the morning missed out. Just a few miles from the heritage town of Adare, a journey to this race could be part of a great day trip to Limerick.

19th Aug…Results and report Coachford 5m, Clonmel Half-Marathon

A relatively quiet week this time round…maybe everyone was watching the European Championships ;o)

Coachford 5 Mile : This race was on Fri 15th of Aug and as far as we can see, four members took part.
9 533 M Joe Murphy 32.19
11 567 M Mike McGrath 33.01
17 566 M Denis Looney 34
78 523 F Bernadette Looney 41.42

Mike_McGrath1_200pixRace Report on the Coachford 5M From Mike McGrath : Confusion reigned at the start of this race as some pre-race on line and road side notices advertised the Race with a 7pm start time and others with a 7.30pm commencement. Unfortunately a few runners and walkers were caught out as the race set off at 7pm but this proved to be the only negative for what was a great event on a lovely Summer evening.

With all proceeds of the race going to Suicide Awareness it was encouraging to see over 215 runners and walkers compete in the event.Whilst not a flat course this was a testing race with a couple of nice inclines one of which you encountered in the first half mile.The course surface was perfect for running and could certainly deliver a few PB’s for those willing to chase them !

Expertly marshaled throughout ,the route was traffic free with a much needed traffic detour being organised at Dripsey so that the runners and walkers enjoyed a congestion free journey through this picturesque village.

With a fantastic spread of tea /coffee cakes and goodies at the finish for all ,the local community rallied to delivery what has become a great annual event.For those seeking category prizes this race will disappoint as only those in places 1st,2nd,and 3rd male and female were honoured ,something perhaps for Race Organisers to review if they are interested in increasing their numbers !

A lovely community based event, expertly organised and executed in the home town of Olympian Olive Loughnane who competed on the night, on a challenging route but one the author will certainly return to in 2015 ! Take a bow Coachford Community !

Knocknagree 1 mile race : This was organised by the Kerry club Gneeveguilla AC in Knocknagree in NW Cork on Fri 15th Aug. We had one member taking part..
7 226 Ciarán Bouse Eagle Ac SnrM 04:54

Route2Crook 5 mile : Just two days after his run in Knocknagree, Ciarán Bouse was back in action at the Route2Crook 5 mile road race between Goleen and Crookhaven in West Cork on Sunsay. Ciarán’s time of 30:00 saw hime take third place overall.
3    0:30:00    BOUSE, Ciaran    Eagle AC    M    05:59.9

Clonmel Half-Marathon : This was on Sunday the 17th of Aug and we had one member taking part…
141 JOHN SCANNELL EAGLE A C 526 M45 01:36:54 01:36:43

Curraghchase 10k : This 10k race was held in the scenic Curraghchase National Park in Limerick on Sunday 17th of Aug. Elaine Guinane was the 5th woman home in a time of 44:51 out of a field of 632 finishers.
39 618 Elaine Guinane female 00:44:51

Rebel Run4Fun 5k : This 5k in Ballincollig was held on Sunday the 17th of August. Sandra Manning was the second woman home while Caroline Kilty was the third.
9 20:35 238 F 2nd Sandra Manning
10 20:53 278 F 3rd Caroline Kilty

10th Aug…Results of Cloyne 5k, Shanagarry 5k, GR8KM, Rock n Roll, Ballyhooley

Another busy few days with plenty of members in action at various races. See the results below including a race report from Mike McGrath.

Cloyne 5k : The very popular Cloyne 5k road race on Wed 6th Aug attracted a huge field of 600 runners. The club had 9 members taking part.
9 Alan O Brien Eagle AC M MS 16:47
12 John O Callaghan Eagle AC M M40 17:18

John O'Callaghan...17:18 in the Cloyne 5k

John O’Callaghan…17:18 in the Cloyne 5k. Photo : Doug Minihane

16 Eric Browne Eagle AC M MS 17:41
37 Paul Cotter Eagle AC M MS 18:20
38 Damien Kenneally Eagle AC M MS 18:21
75 Mike McGrath Eagle AC M M50 19:39
147 David Speight Eagle AC M M40 20:55
210 Deirdre OCALLAGHAN Eagle AC F F40 22:43
314 Nora Corcoran Eagle AC F F35 25:10
Full results


Mike McGrath in Cloyne

Race Report Cloyne 5K August 6th by Mike McGrath : This race is fast becoming one of the best and most popular 5K races in Cork. A few miles from Midleton en route to Ballycotton the entire local community assist on the night acting as Stewards, directing parking, ensuring that all 600 runners and spectators enjoy their visit to their village. Unlike a lot of other races parking, registering and moving around this event is so easy and is one certainly to run if you have not done so to date !

The route is flat , very fast and on a good mix of paved street and county roads which are closed for traffic & makes for a great circuit for running. A PB is certainly on the cards if you are in good form and with a nice down hill stretch to the finish outside the Community Centre you should have no excuses here !

A great spread of tea /coffee sandwiches and cakes and a goody bag awaits in the Community Centre so for €10 this race represents great value. With the aid of chip timing full results are pinned on the walls for inspection within 20 mins of the winner crossing the line ! Awesome organisation !
Whilst I was not in the category prizes I was delighted with my visit to Cloyne on this lovely balmy summer nite and am already planning a return in 2015

Shanagarry 5k : This was on Thurs 7th of Aug and had a field of 58 runners. Cathal Twomey was our only member present…
25    0:22:00    TWOMEY, Cathal    Eagle AC    M    07:04.7
Full results

GR8KM : The Galtee Runners AC GR8KM race in Mitchelstown was held on Friday the 8th of Aug with 282 runners. Five Eagle AC members took part…
17 Derek O Keefe Eagle AC M40 136 29:41
41 Denis Carroll Eagle AC M50 33:02
55 Alan Hackett Eagle AC M35 33:48
134 Trish Bruton Eagle AC F45 39:00
156 Seamus Bruton Eagle AC M45 40:51

National Half-Marathon : The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon in Dublin on Monday the 4th of August also doubled up as the National Half-Marathon. Keith Sexton made the journey to Dublin for this one finishing 21st in the M45 age category.
21 1121 01:37:31 Keith Sexton Eagle A.C. MM45-49

Streets of Galway 8k : The Streets of Galway 8k was on Sat 9th of Aug and attracted a huge field of 2319 runners. Our sole representative was Denis Carroll…
170 772 CARROLL Denis Eagle AC M50 0:32:57 0:32:43

John Hartnett 10k : The John Hartnett 10k road race was held in Ballyhooley on Sun the 10th of Aug.
44 0:43:59 MANNING, Sandra Eagle AC F 07:04.6
67 0:47:56 TWOMEY, Cathal Eagle AC M 07:42.7

8th Aug…Race report on the 2014 Streets of Fermoy 5k Series

Mike_McGrath1_200pixRace Report on the 2014 Streets of Fermoy from Mike McGrath : Continuing with my 2014 Goal of participating in Races that I hadn’t undertaken before, I headed recently to Fermoy for the 3rd and final race in the 5K series in aid of the Fermoy Community Centre.

The route which starts in the Centre of the Town takes you up a pretty challenging incline up the main Street heading towards Cork City before turning right at the top of the town , rising again before bringing you through a small housing estate ! You then re-joined the main street and enjoyed a nice down line run to the finish at the Community Centre adjacent to the River. Not a route for a PB, but with a good surface,a circuit that will challenge you regardless of your level of running !

Just under a 100 runners taking part on the night in what was a very successful series with all the proceeds going towards the creation of a new dance studio in the Centre. A nice spread of tea,coffee and sandwiches including an excellent video of the entire race was shown before the prize giving ceremony.
A nice community based race at only €7, supporting a very worthy cause, a little too much traffic for my liking on the route but an event worthy of a return journey next year I hope!

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2nd Aug…Results Conna 5k, Kinsale Regatta 5m

running_legsConna 5k : This 5k race in NE Cork was on Thursday 31st July and two members were present.
17 19:22 RYAN, James Eagle AC M45 06:13.9
69 22:10 O’CONNOR, Adelle Eagle AC F40 07:07.9

The full results can be seen HERE

Kinsale Regatta 5 mile : This was on Friday the 1st of August and 10 members took part.
11 Ciaran Bouse Eagle AC MSnr 28.57
30 David O’Callaghan Eagle AC M45 32.09
37 Tim McCarthy Eagle AC MSnr 32.31
51 Elaine Guinane Eagle AC F35 33.30 1ST O/35
72 John Quigley Eagle AC M60 35.20 2ND O/60
89 John McCarthy Eagle AC MSnr 36.44
91 Frances O’Connor Eagle AC F55 36.57 1ST O/55
129 Noella Carroll Eagle AC F40 39.21
141 Seamus Bruton Eagle AC M45 40.14
189 Ann Hayes Eagle AC F55 45.42

Eagle AC also took the mens first team prize….Ciaran Bouse, David O’Callaghan & Tim McCarthy

The full results can be seen HERE

1st Aug…New Eagle AC photo gallery

flickr_200pixThe club has now set a new account on Flickr, the photo sharing website.  With roughly 180 members, there are no shortage of photos of Eagle AC runners in the multitude of races.

Derek Costello has very kindly offered to look after the admin side of the Flickr site so if you have any photos or queries, send Derek a message.

The new Flickr site can be found here… https://www.flickr.com/photos/125872653@N04/collections/