Congratulations to club member Annmarie Power who completed a complete Ironman triathlon in Austria last weekend in 11 hours.
As well as swimming 3.8kms and cycling 180kms, Annmarie then went on to complete a full marathon in under 4 hours!
A total of 30 members took part in this years Shanagarry 5 mile road race on Thursday the 25th of June 2015 with 4 in the category prizes.
13 0:29:01 O’CALLAGHAN, John Eagle AC M40 05:48.1 …2nd M40
21 0:29:24 FOLEY, Vivian Eagle AC M45 05:52.7 …1st M45
30 0:30:14 COTTER, Paul Eagle AC M40 06:02.7
35 0:30:23 KENNEALLY, Damian Eagle AC M 06:04.5
47 0:31:23 O’SULLIVAN, Sean Eagle AC M 06:16.5
53 0:31:37 WATSON, Dave Eagle AC M 06:19.3
55 0:31:40 HERLIHY, Colin Eagle AC M40 06:19.9
57 0:31:43 MACKAY, Neil Eagle AC M40 06:20.5
64 0:32:01 LEVY, David Eagle AC M 06:24.1
76 0:32:37 KENNEALLY, Jonathan Eagle AC M 06:31.3
80 0:32:48 O’CALLAGHAN, David Eagle AC M50 06:33.5
108 0:34:11 GUINANE, Elaine Eagle AC F35 06:50.1 …1st F35
131 0:34:57 GALLAGHER, Mark Eagle AC M40 06:59.3
142 0:35:22 SPEIGHT, David Eagle AC M40 07:04.2
163 0:35:47 O’CONNELL, Finbarr Eagle AC M 07:09.2
169 0:35:53 COTTER, Paul Eagle AC M55 07:10.4
184 0:36:16 O’CONNOR, Kevin Eagle AC M45 07:15.0
189 0:36:24 TWOMEY, Cathal Eagle AC M 07:16.6
204 0:36:47 O’CALLAGHAN, Deirdre Eagle AC F45 07:21.2 …2nd F45
206 0:36:51 EGAN, Conor Eagle AC M45 07:22.0
208 0:36:54 KIRWAN, Ita Eagle AC F45 07:22.6
217 0:37:14 MURPHY, Siobhan Eagle AC F35 07:26.6
220 0:37:20 MCCARTHY, John Eagle AC M 07:27.8
228 0:37:29 QUIGLEY, John Eagle AC M60 07:29.6
249 0:38:09 FITZGERALD, Ed Eagle AC M40 07:37.6
293 0:39:29 DESMOND, John Eagle AC M50 07:53.6
295 0:39:32 COTTER, Frank Eagle AC M50 07:54.2
371 0:41:50 O’DRISCOLL, Kevin Eagle AC M60 08:21.8
399 0:43:21 O’RIORDAN, Fiona Eagle AC F45 08:40.0
423 0:43:53 KEOHANE, Irene Eagle AC F40 08:46.4
This was the second race in the Ballycotton Summer Series and these are the Eagle members in the overall standings. There are top 50 t-shirts for the men and top 30 for the women at the end of the 4th race.
8 O’CALLAGHAN, John Eagle AC M40
10 FOLEY, Vivian Eagle AC M45
23 COTTER, Paul Eagle AC M40
25 KENNEALLY, Damien Eagle AC M
30 O’SULLIVAN, Sean Eagle AC M
40 WATSON, Dave Eagle AC M
51 O’HERLIHY, Colin Eagle AC M40
59 KENNEALLY, Jonathan Eagle AC M
60 O’CALLAGHAN, David Eagle AC M50
104 COTTER, Paul Eagle AC M55
111 SPEIGHT, David Eagle AC M40
114 TWOMEY, Cathal Eagle AC M
133 EGAN, Conor Eagle AC M45
140 QUIGLEY, John Eagle AC M60
142 GALLAGHER, Mark Eagle AC M40
157 MCCARTHY, John Eagle AC M
188 FITZGERALD, Ed Eagle AC M40
212 DESMOND, John Eagle AC M50
225 O’DRISCOLL, Kevin Eagle AC M60
7 GUINANE, Elaine Eagle AC F35
19 O’CALLAGHAN, Deirdre Eagle AC F40
22 KIRWAN, Ita Eagle AC F45
27 MURPHY, Siobhan Eagle AC F35
67 O’RIORDAN, Fiona Eagle AC F45
109 KEOHANE, Irene Eagle AC F40
Well done to club member Alan O’Brien who won the Inniscarra 4 mile road race for the second year running.
A total of 11 members took part in the race with several picking up prizes…
1 0:22:30 O’BRIEN, Alan Eagle AC M 05:37.4 540 …1st man
5 0:23:57 BROWNE, Eric Eagle AC M 05:59.1 183
17 0:25:58 MACKAY, Neil Eagle AC M40 06:29.4 152
29 0:27:51 CARROLL, Denis Eagle AC M55 06:57.6 177 …2nd M55
30 0:27:57 LOONEY, Denis Eagle AC M45 06:59.1 181 …2nd M45
32 0:28:04 MURPHY, Joe Eagle AC M60 07:00.9 136 …1st M60
35 0:28:23 COSTELLO, Derek Eagle AC M45 07:05.6 158
36 0:28:26 SPEIGHT, David Eagle AC M40 07:06.4 146
45 0:30:08 O’CALLAGHAN, Deirdre Eagle AC F40 07:31.9 147 …1st F40
55 0:30:54 KIRWAN, Ita Eagle AC F45 07:43.4 184 …1st F45
84 0:34:23 SHEEHAN, Grainne Eagle AC F 08:35.6 144
Coolagown 5km: Pat O’ Connor went to North Cork to the Coolagown 5km last Thursday and finished in 19th position in a time of 18: 25
19 0:18:25 O’CONNOR, Pat Eagle AC M45 05:55.5
Kilfinane 4 Mile: Well done to Derek O’ Keeffe and Ruairi O’ Callaghan who finished just one second apart in the Kilfinane 4 mile race last Friday, in 10th and 11th positions respectively.
10 DEREK O KEEFFE 23:05 EAGLE AC M40 778
11 RUAIRI O CALLAGHAN 23:06 EAGLE AC SM 260
Dunmanway 10k : The annual Dunmanway 10k road race in West Cork was held on Sunday the 14th of June and 6 members took part in it. Richard Piotrowski was first in the M60 category with a time of 40:53.
19 Neil MACKAY 40:15 Ages 40-44 (3) Male (17)
23 Richard PIOTROWSKI 40:53 Ages 60+ (1) Male (21)…1st M60
25 James Ryan 41:33 Ages 45-49 (5) Male (23)
55 Chris O’Donovan 45:44 Ages 45-49 (7) Male (49)
66 Cathal Twomey 46:45 Senior Male (30) Male (55)
146 Fiona O’Riordan 54:31 Ages 45-49 (9) Female (37)
John Buckley Sports Graded Track & Field…Leg 4 : The 4th round of the John Buckley Sports Graded Track & Field League was held at the CIT track on Tuesday the 16th of June. We had two members taking part…
In the 3000m race, Pat Power recorded a time of 10:52 while David O’Donovan cleared 4.68 metres in the Long Jump.
3000m…657 11 Pat Power Eagle M 3000m 10:52.31
Long Jump…652 9 David O’ Donovan Eagle M LJ 4.68
Wicklow Way Ultra: Congratulations to Grellan McGrath who completed a formidable 81 Mile run on the Wicklow Way last weekend. Out of 33 finishers, Grellan finished in 7th position in just one minute over 16 hours. This was a massive 50 minutes faster than his time last year.
We had two members in this years Ballyclough Harbour 5k which was held on Saturday the 13th of June 2015 near Mallow in N.Cork and both got on the podium.
The race was won by John O’Callaghan of Eagle AC in a time of 17:48.
1 00:17:48 O’CALLAGHAN, John EAGLE AC M M40 00:05:45
2 00:18:12 CARROL, Peter BALLYCLOUGH M MS 00:05:52
3 00:18:20 BOUSE, Ciaran EAGLE AC M MS 00:05:55
Ciarán Bouse was 3rd in a time of 18:20…
There was a field of 216 runners in this race with proceeds going towards the local community.
The ‘Belle of Ballincollig’ festival features among other local events a five kilometer road race. While this has been running for several years it was my first time running it, despite living locally. This year’s race was held last Thursday, June 4. The race was basically organized by Ballincollig GAA, which accounts for its slick organization, to some extent by its own people but also by the capable race organizers from the world of local running which it brought on board. These included Eagle clubmen Pat Murphy and Mick Dooley.
Talking to a clubmate before the race led to the conclusion that he had picked up the idea that this was a fast course, but where he got the idea I don’t know as the promotional material for the race made no such claims. This was as well as the course is anything but flat. The race begins with a 600 meter steep hill and later includes one major drag and several short but steep hills. The one benefit in this is that the finish is back down the same hill as we came up at the start, which is lovely for a sprint finisher such as myself. This is the hill which goes down from the East Gate to the GAA club and Regional Park.
This hill is so steep that at one time I used to practice hill training sprint repeats on it (much to the delight of the local kids who thought I was a bit strange, to put it mildly). The race itself was tough but exhilarating. I find it interesting that many club members, especially those more into the longer distances, absolutely hate five kays. The pain is over a lot quicker than in a marathon! I took it easyish going up the hill and didnt really get motoring until the main drag, which begins a bit after the mile mark and is one kilometer long. It was good to start passing people and dualling with others. I managed to keep up the pace and burn people off even up the short hills. The roads were open and the race organizers advised the runners to stay on the left, but I ran the angle to give the shortest possible distance (nobody else seems to have done this around me) and made good progress. With six hundred to go the downhill was wonderful, and passing a couple of dozen, to finish in 20.55, my fasted time over the distance for two years, despite the hilly course. On the way down I passed club colleage Maura O’Regan, and suspect it is the last time I will finish ahead of her as its great to see her making a comeback after a break.
The grub was served in the GAA pavillion where prizegiving also occurred. Typically of such races, the amount of prizes and age categories was not great. Its hard to beat the BHAA for prizes, but of course few turn up at these races for prizes. Your racing against yourself, and when you win that’s the best prize. I list the Eagle finishers below, but I spotted a couple of our ladies there who did not register as Eagles so these are not included. There were over three hundred competitors.
7 18:26 O’CONNOR, Pat Eagle AC M40 05:55.9
27 19:10 WALSH, Patrick Eagle AC 06:10.0
33 19:34 PIOTROWSKI, Richard Eagle AC M60 06:17.7
65 20:51 TWOMEY, Cathal Eagle AC 06:42.5
68 20:55 COTTER, Paul Eagle AC M50 06:43.8
71 20:58 MOORE, Gregg Eagle AC M40 06:44.8
73 21:04 REGAN, Maura Eagle AC 06:46.7
Athletics Ireland released their membership statistics recently for the end of May 2015 and they show that Eagle AC is currently the largest athletics club in Cork in terms of adult membership.
This is the first time that the club has been in this position.
The full stats from Athletics Ireland can be seen HERE