1st Dec…Record club turnout for Munster Masters XC

The Munster Masters Cross Country Championships were held this year in Watergrasshill, Co.Cork. With a venue just ‘up the road’ so to speak, the club made a concentrated effort to get as many as possible out for the event. On the day, the club had probably the largest turnout of any club in Munster with 23 members taking part…16 men and 7 women.


For the club, it was also a record attendance as we never had so many entered for a cross country race before.

The womens race was over a 4 km course with 66 runners taking part. Eagle AC made up about 10% of the field.


In the womens F35 category, Deirdre Nagle finished in second place to take a Munster Silver medal! She was also part of the Cork F35 team that took Gold.

Deirdre Nagle...Second F35 and part of the winning F35 Cork team.

Deirdre Nagle…Second F35 and part of the winning F35 Cork team.

Masters Women O35…2nd Deirdre Nagle Eagle Cork, 5th Elaine Guinane Eagle Cork, 11th Linda Cussen Eagle, 16th Nora Corcoran Eagle
Masters Women O40…16th Deirdre O Callaghan Eagle
Masters Women O45…13th Lisa Boland Eagle, 14th Ber Looney Eagle

Women O35 Team Club Team Points…4th Eagle 7, 2, 43, 50…122 pts
Women O35 Team County Team Points…1st Cork 3, 4, 7, 8…22 pts

Ruairi O'Callaghan, Eddie Byrne & Charlie Byrd

Ruairi O’Callaghan, Eddie Byrne & Charlie Byrd

In the mens race over a 7 km course, Eagle AC made up about 13% of the field of 182 runners.

Masters Men O35…10th Alan O Brien Eagle, 28th Sean O Sulivan Eagle, 32nd Ruairi O Callaghan Eagle
Masters Men O40…13th Vivian Foley Eagle, 38th Derek O Keffee Eagle, 47 Alan Foley Eagle
Masters Men O45…5th Don Keohane Eagle, 20th Grellan McGrath Eagle, 22nd Denis Looney Eagle, 25th Eddie Byrne Eagle, 29th Michael Dooley Eagle

Men O35 Club Team Points…7th Eagle 2, 31, 38, 60…151 pts

Masters Men O50…20th John Desmond Eagle Cork, 25th Charlie Byrd Eagle
Masters Men O55…12th Gerard Down Eagle, 13th Paul Cotter Eagle
Masters Men O60…4th John Quigley Eagle

Men O50 Club Team Points…8th Eagle 14, 161, 173…478 pts