Sonia 5k in Cobh…Sat 19th Sept 2015


The Sonia 5km road race in Cobh was held on Saturday the 19th of September and 5 members took part.
41 DENIS LOONEY Eagle A.C. Male 199 (19:48) 19:53
63 RICHARD HAWKINS Eagle A.C. Male 150 (20:54) 21:01
111 PAUL SCANNELL EAGLE Male 459 (22:23) 22:29
135 MICK DOOLEY Eagle A.C. Female 610 (23:02) 23:09
161 BER LOONEY Eagle A.C. Female 198 (23:59) 24:05


Club Photos

Training Workshop for club members…Wed 7th Oct 2015

lecture400pixThere will be a training workshop for club members on Wed 7th Oct 2015 which will cover training principles, programme design, periodisation, etc…..all material relevant to the average club runner.

It will be held in a venue in Cork City and is likely to last about 90 minutes. There are places for 40-50 and it will be on a first come first served basis.

More details will be provided by e-mail to members.

Grellan McGrath completes Ironman Wales…

Well done to club member Grellan McGrath on completing the recent Ironman Wales.


Ironman Wales is recognised as one of the tougher courses in Europe.

Grellan completed the 3.9km swim in 1h 17m for the first leg. The second 180km stage on the bike was plagued with some mechanical issues and the time to complete that was 7h 16m. The final run over the 42km marathon distance took 4h 08m giving a total finishing time of just over 13 hours.

Results of the Cork City 10 Miler…Sun 13th Sept 2015

A total of 26 club members took part in this years John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler organised by St.Finbarr’s AC. The women’s team picked up 3rd place with several members getting category prizes.

32 Pat O’Connor Eagle AC M M45 283 1:02:39… 3rd M45
36 Damien Kenneally Eagle AC M MO 635 1:05:02
52 Paul Cotter Eagle AC M M40 61 1:07:00
60 Colin O’Herlihy Eagle AC M M40 293 1:07:47
74 Kieran Mulcahy Eagle ac M M45 225 1:08:43
81 Mike McGrath Eagle AC M M55 527 1:09:07… 3rd M55


Pat O’Connor 3rd M45 and Mike McGrath 3rd M55

85 James Ryan Eagle AC M M50 513 1:09:15
89 Denis Carroll Eagle ac M M55 528 1:09:20
90 Eddie Byrne Eagle ac M M45 367 1:09:21
123 Elaine Guinane Eagle AC F F35 130 1:11:52… 2nd F35
128 Tim McCarthy Eagle AC M MO 212 1:12:04
133 Derek Costello Eagle AC M M45 57 1:12:17
137 David Speight Eagle ac M M45 340 1:12:26
142 Joe Murphy Eagle ac M M60 231 1:12:46… 2nd M60
154 Sinead Kiernan Eagle AC F F35 176 1:13:54
156 Shane O’Shaughnessy Eagle AC M MO 303 1:13:55
160 Catherine Murphy Eagle AC F F35 232 1:14:05
167 Bernadette Lee Eagle AC F F40 693 1:14:36
266 Ed Fitzgerald Eagle AC M M40 105 1:21:08
268 Frances O’Connor Eagle AC F F55 281 1:21:14… 1st F55

Elaine Guinane 3rd F35 and Frances O'Connor 2nd F55

Elaine Guinane 2nd F35 and Frances O’Connor 1st F55

282 John Dunleavy Eagle AC M M50 85 1:22:05
283 Tracy Cotter Eagle AC F FO 60 1:22:06
308 Martin O’Leary Eagle ac M MO 564 1:24:59
338 Karen Bevan Eagle AC F F35 16 1:27:15
420 Sean Twomey Eagle ac M M45 344 1:33:43
451 Deirdre O’Callaghan Eagle ac F F45 276 1:37:43

10 Mile Female Team…
# Team name Result
1. Youghal AC 3:19:23…Ann Marie Holland 1:02:34, Aoife Cooke 1:04:58, Deirdre Ansbro 1:11:51
2. St Finbarrs AC 3:39:38… Mary Sweeney 1:08:34, Ali O Connor 1:14:40, Linda O Connor 1:16:24
3. Eagle AC 3:39:51… Elaine Guinane 1:11:52, Sinead Kiernan 1:13:54, Catherine Murphy 1:14:05

Results & Photos

Ed Fitzgerald on the Marina

Ed Fitzgerald on the Marina

Results of the St.Lukes 5k and North Mon 5k

Two 5km races were held in Cork City over the last few days and Eagle AC club members took part in both of them.

St.Lukes Home 5km : This new 5km race in Mahon was held on Thursday the 10th of September and 9 club members ran in it.


35 Eugene O CONNOR (590) 00:19:25 Ages 45-49 (3) Male (30)
36 Ruairi EGAN (456) 00:19:35 Ages 45-49 (4) Male (31)
42 Conn DONOVAN (434) 00:19:56 Senior (18) Male (37)
51 David O DONOVAN (610) 00:20:23 Ages 35-39 (5) Male (44)
55 Denis LOONEY (160) 00:20:31 Ages 45-49 (8) Male (48)
64 Joe MURPHY (499) 00:21:10 Ages 60+ (2) Male (57)
99 Ken NYHAN (442) 00:22:40 Ages 35-39 (13) Male (90)
105 Michael DOOLEY (602) 00:23:02 Ages 45-49 (12) Male (92)
124 Ber LOONEY (161) 00:24:13 Ages 45-49 (3) Female (19)

North Mon 5km : This race in Knocknaheeny was held on Wednesday evening the 9th of Sept. Mark Gallagher was our sole representative in this and he picked up the 2nd M40 prize.
12    Mark    Gallagher    M40    Eagle AC    00:20:50


Charlie Byrd takes on 200km Kerry Way Ultra

The Kerry Way Ultra is conducted along The Kerry Way trail starting and finishing in Killarney, Co. Kerry. The route is approx. 200kms or 120 miles in length and takes in Glenbeigh, Waterville, Sneem and Kenmare.

The event started at 6am on Friday, Sept 4th at the Killarney Tourist Office. This is one of the toughest races in the country with a mixture of mountain passes, green trails, boggy ground, wire-covered sleepers and country roads.

Club member Charlie Byrd completed the course in 39 hours 33 minutes! Maith an Fear Charlie!


You can check on Charlie’s progress here..  (He is #43)

Location Time
Start 04 Sep @06:00
CP1 04 Sep @08:45
CP2 04 Sep @12:46 (Climbers Inn, Glencar)
CP3 04 Sep @16:06 (Glenbeigh)
CP4 04 Sep @19:25
CP5 05 Sep @01:52 (Waterville)
CP6 05 Sep @05:08 (Caherdaniel)
CP7 05 Sep @09:16 (Sneem)
CP8 05 Sep @12:58 (Templenoe)
CP9 05 Sep @16:30 (Kenmare)
Finish 05 Sep @21:36 (Killarney!!)

Length of route:
Approximately 120 miles/200km (Killarney to Killarney loop).

Cutoff time:
Start 6am Friday September 4th – halfway cut-off time, 4am Saturday September 5th – finish 10pm Saturday September 5th.

Charlie Byrd in The Bridia Valley, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan

Charlie Byrd in The Bridia Valley, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan

Charlie Byrd running along, Drung Hill, at Mountain Stage, on the Iveragh Peninsula, Co Kerry. Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan

Charlie Byrd running along, Drung Hill, at Mountain Stage, on the Iveragh Peninsula, Co Kerry. Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan

Monday 7th Sept…Charlie’s photo makes the back page of the Irish Examiner!

Glounthaune 4 mile race…Wed 2nd Sept 2015

Glounthaune 4 Mile: The Glounthaune Community Association 4 mile race was held on Wednesday 2nd of September and 3 club members got into the prizes.

22 Neil Mackay Eagle AC M45 24:40…2nd M45
34 Richard Piotrowski Eagle AC M60 25:45…1st M60
95 Noel O Connor Eagle AC M55 28:32
122 Frances O Connor Eagle AC F55 30:04…1st F55

Results & Photos

Frances O'Connor taking first place in the F55 category

Frances O’Connor taking first place in the F55 category