22nd Feb…Podium & Category prizes for Eagle AC at the Mealagh Valley 10 mile

The annual Mealagh Valley 10 mile road race organsied by Bantry AC was held on Sunday the 22nd of February 2015. Despite the wind and rain, a total of 11 members made the trip to West Cork with 4 getting into the prizes.

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Well done to Elaine Guinane who won the women’s race in a time of 1:12:34 on a challenging course! This was Elaine’s second race win outright having won a 5k race in Bandon last November but a first over the longer 10 mile distance.

Also getting into the prizes was Deirdre O’Callaghan who finished 1st F40 and won her first category prize ever!

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Deirdre O’Callaghan (L)…1st F40

Mary Cotter took home the 1st F50 prize while Joe Murphy picked up 1st M55.

Sunday 22 February 2015. 11:00am

Place Time Name Team Race Age Category min/mile
5 1:04:05 BOUSE, Ciaran Eagle AC M 06:24.4
8 1:07:29 LEHANE, Donnacha Eagle AC M 06:44.8
19 1:12:34 GUINANE, Elaine Eagle AC F35 07:15.3…1st woman
24 1:14:02 MURPHY, Joe Eagle AC M55 07:24.1 …1st M55
32 1:15:54 BYRD, Charlie Eagle AC M50 07:35.3
40 1:19:55 O’KEEFFE, Pat Eagle AC M45 07:59.4
46 1:21:01 SPEIGHT, David Eagle AC M40 08:06.0
47 1:21:02 O’CALLAGHAN, Deirdre Eagle AC F40 08:06.1…1st F40
50 1:22:19 GALLAGHER, Mark Eagle AC M40 08:13.8
52 1:22:49 COTTER, Mary Eagle AC F50 08:16.8 …1st F50
59 1:25:07 KIRWAN, Ita Eagle AC F45 08:30.6

The full results can be seen on the race website… http://mealaghvalley.wordpress.com/results/2015-results/

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Results of the 2015 Carrigaline 5 mile road race…Sun 15th Feb 2015

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Despite the threat of rain, conditions were almost perfect for this years Carrigaline 5 mile road race. Thanks to everyone who took part. We had 379 finishers this year, up 24% on the 305 of 2015.

The winner of the mens race was Alan O’Shea of Bantry AC while in the womens race, we had a dead heat between Laoise Ni Thuama and Helen Leonard.

1 0:25:07 O’SHEA, Alan Bantry AC
2 0:25:56 MCGRATH, Sean East Cork AC
3 0:27:24 SHEEHAN, Andrew Leevale AC
1 0:31:20 NITHUAMA, Laoise
1 0:31:20 LEONARD, Helen Leevale AC F40
3 0:31:28 O’NEILL, Nollaig Leevale AC F40

The full results can be seen here… https://eagleac.net/race-carrigaline-5-mile/2015-results/

The first mens team home was Eagle AC who retain their title…

Vanessa Clarke, General Manager of  Pepsico Carrigaline and Pat Twomey, Chairman of Eagle AC presenting the prize for the winning mens team to Eagle AC

Vanessa Clarke, General Manager of Pepsico Carrigaline and Pat Twomey, Chairman of Eagle AC presenting the prize for the winning mens team to Eagle AC

The first womens team was Bandon AC…

Vanessa Clarke, General Manager of  Pepsico Carrigaline and Pat Twomey, Chairman of Eagle AC presenting the prize for the winning womens team to Bandon AC

Vanessa Clarke, General Manager of Pepsico Carrigaline and Pat Twomey, Chairman of Eagle AC presenting the prize for the winning womens team to Bandon AC

One of the aims of the race is to contribute to charities in the local community. This year with the increased numbers, we donated €800 compared to €650 last year.

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Vanessa Clarke, General Manager of Pepsico Carrigaline and Pat Twomey, Chairman of Eagle AC presenting a cheque for €400 to Deirdre Nagle of Carrigaline Youth Drugs Initiative

Vanessa Clarke, General Manager of  Pepsico Carrigaline and Pat Twomey, Chairman of Eagle AC presenting a cheque for €400 to Bobbie Lambe of Carrigaline Meals-on-Wheels

Vanessa Clarke, General Manager of Pepsico Carrigaline and Pat Twomey, Chairman of Eagle AC presenting a cheque for €400 to Bobbie Lambe of Carrigaline Meals-on-Wheels

All participants in the race received a discount voucher from the Edge Sports Shop, a sponsor of the race. These should be used before the end of September 2015.

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2nd Feb…Weekend results…Dungarvan 10, Killarney 5k, Doneraile 5k

Dungarvan 10 mile : The first big 10 mile race of the Spring was on last Sunday the 1st of February 2015 with the Dungarvan 10 mile road race. We had 17 members taking part with several recording new personal best times over the distance.

60 Browne Eric MALE Eagle AC Senior 0:59:45 0:05:58
82 O Leary Gearoid MALE Eagle Ac SENIOR 1:01:20 0:06:08

Gearoid O'Leary...61:20

Gearoid O’Leary…61:20

137 O’Herlihy Colin MALE Eagle AC O/40 1:03:43 0:06:22
180 Geary Kevin MALE Eagle AC SENIOR 1:05:07 0:06:31
284 Guinane Elaine FEMALE Eagle AC O/35 1:08:33 0:06:51
313 Sexton Keith MALE Eagle AC O/45 1:09:11 0:06:55
368 Egan Ruairi MALE Eagle AC O/45 1:10:01 0:07:00
391 Byrd Charley MALE Eagle A.C. O/50 1:10:54 0:07:05
520 Fennessy Kevin MALE Eagle A.C. SENIOR 1:14:03 0:07:24

Gearoid O'Leary...61:20

Kevin Fennessy…1:14:03

702 Fennessy Eleanor FEMALE Eagle A.C. O/35 1:18:05 0:07:48
768 Cotter Frank MALE Eagle AC O/50 1:19:19 0:07:56
784 Courtney Laurence MALE Eagle A.C. O/50 1:19:28 0:07:57
801 Scannell John MALE Eagle A.C. O/45 1:19:44 0:07:58
938 Mc Grath Donal MALE Eagle A.C. O/50 1:23:25 0:08:20
1106 Mc Grath Jane FEMALE Eagle A.C. O/50 1:28:16 0:08:50
1154 O Riordan Fiona FEMALE Eagle A.C. O/45 1:29:22 0:08:56
1200 Keohane Irene FEMALE Eagle O/40 1:30:20 0:09:02

Post race...Gearoid O'Leary, Elaine Guinane & Ruairi Egan

Post race after setting new 10 mile personal bests…Gearoid O’Leary, Elaine Guinane & Ruairi Egan

Killarney 5k : We had one member in the first race of the Killarney Winter 5k series.
9 Ciarán Bouse M 35 Eagle AC 17:50

Doneraile Park 5k : We had one member taking part in this 5k in Doneraile Park on Saturday the 31st of January.
31 21:56 HARRINGTON, Ray EAGLE AC MS 00:07:05