Results of the 2016 Carrigaline 5 mile road race

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Thanks to everyone who took part in this years Carrigaline 5 mile road race which was held on Sunday 21st February 2016. Just over 370 runners took part in the race which is about the same as last year.

First 3 men
1) James McCarthy, East Cork AC
2) Alan O’Shea, Bantry AC
3) Tim O’Donoghue, East Cork AC

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L-R…Race director Denis Looney with the first 3 men…James McCarthy of East Cork AC 1st, Alan O’Shea of Bantry AC 2nd & Tim O’Donoghue of East Cork AC 3rd

1) Una Murphy Plant
2) Karina Teahan, St.Finbarr’s AC
3) Eileen O’Callaghan, Eagle AC

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L-R…Karina Teahan of St.Finbarr’s AC 2nd, Una Murphy Plant of Kinsale 1st & Eileen O’Callaghan of Eagle AC 3rd

The full results can be seen HERE

Photos…Links to hundreds of photos can be found here..

The club breakdown of runners was as follows….St.Finbarr’s AC 28, Eagle AC 23, Tracton AC 22, Mallow AC 11, Leevale AC 10, Togher AC 8, Ballymore Cobh AC 8, Carrigaline Road Runners AC 6, East Cork AC 5, Navy AC 4,  Bandon AC 3, Ballincollig AC 3, Grange-Fermoy AC 3, St.Catherines AC 3, Kinsale Tri 3, Watergrasshill AC 2, Wibbly Wobbly Wonders 2, Midleton AC 2,  West Waterford AC 2, West Muskerry AC 2, Cork Tri 2, Aghada AC 2, Cork Tri 2, Riverstick-Kinsale AC 1, Cobh Tri 1, Bantry AC 1, St.Brendan’s AC 1, Ballynonty AC 1, Galtee Runners 1, Rising Sun AC 1,

One of the features of the Carrigaline 5 mile road race every year is that a percentage of the entry fee should go towards organisations in the community where the event is held. With just over 370 people taking part in the race last Sunday, nearly €800 was raised. The club made up the balance so there was a presentation of €400 going to Carrigaline Youth Drugs Initiative and €400 going to Carrigaline Meals on Wheels.


Race director Denis Looney presenting a cheque for €400 to Babbi Lambe of Carrigaline Meals-on-Wheels


Presentation of a cheque for €400 to Alex Slyne of Carrigaline Youth Initiative

With thanks to our sponsors…..

The Edge Sports Shop who have stores near the Kinsale Roundabout and on Parnell Place. They will be giving out discount vouchers to all runners on the day. These will entitle you to 20% off on running items.



Eagle AC present training grant to Paralympic Athlete Niamh McCarthy

Niamh McCarthy is a Paralympic Athlete from Carrigaline who won a Bronze medal in the IPC World Championships in Doha in October of 2015. Considering that the club organises a 5 mile road race in Carrigaline every year, the committee of Eagle AC thought it only appropriate that we should support Niamh as a local athlete in her quest to qualify for the upcoming 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.


Race director Denis Looney presenting Niamh McCarthy with a training grant

With this mind, the club were delighted to present Niamh with a cheque for €400 from the club funds to help in her intensive training programme.

Niamh who is 22 years old has been involved in athletics for the last four years. Her main discipline is the discus where she competes in the Paralympic F41 category. She is coached locally by John McCarthy of Rebel Wheelers and also nationally by Dave Sweeney in Dublin.


Over the last few years, she has continually improved and this culminated with a Bronze medal in the IPC World Championships in Doha.

Niamh gave a presentation recently in Ballincollig and you can see it below. It outlines her journey so far…


Niamh has a Facebook page here…

and a Twitter account here…


Local Paralympic athlete Niamh McCarthy acted as official starter for the 2016 Carrigaline 5 mile road race


Niamh in action at the 2015 IPC World Championships in Doha

Jonathan Kenneally runs Half-Marathon in California & Clonakilty Trail Race

Another result from last weekend and slightly more exotic than Clonakilty! Jonathan Kenneally was in action in the Surf City Half-Marathon in Los Angeles and finished in a time of 1h 36m 57s. Overall, Jonathan finished 232nd out of nearly 12,000 finishers.

Clonakilty 6km trail race: The Munster Mountain Running Association held a 6km trail race in Castlefreke Woods last Sunday the 7th of February and 4 members are listed in the results…
11 Austin Browne M40 0:30:18 Eagle AC Cork
17 Neil Mackay M40 0:31:21 Eagle AC Cork
47 Frank Cotter M50 0:36:56 Eagle AC Cork
63 Mary Cotter F50 0:40:33 Eagle AC Cork

Results in the Clonakilty Marathon…Sat 6th Feb 2016


Eleven Eagle AC members traveled to Clonakilty last weekend for the rescheduled Clonakilty Marathon. Grellan McGrath finished 9th in the main marathon in a time of 3:13:49. There were 8 in the half and 2 in the 10k.

9 Grellan MCGRATH Eagle AC Male M40 3:13:49

9 Pat O’CONNOR Eagle AC Male M40 1:27:06
27 John SHEEHAN Eagle AC Male M40 1:35:48
37 Jerome MCCARTHY Eagle AC Male MS 1:38:34
45 Catherine MURPHY Eagle AC Female FS 1:39:38
120 Patrick O’GORMAN Eagle AC Male M40 1:49:15
167 Frances O’CONNOR Eagle AC Female F50 1:54:04
242 Liam RYAN Eagle AC Male M40 1:59:00
415 Stephanie OGORMAN Eagle AC Female FS 2:20:26

43 Chris O’DONOVAN Eagle AC Male 48:54
454 Vincent O’SULLIVAN Eagle AC Male 1:12:18

Huge turnout from Eagle AC at the Dungarvan 10 miler

The annual John Treacy 10 mile road race in Dungarvan was held last Sunday the 31st of January and 64 club members took part. In terms of club participation, Eagle AC was the largest club from Co.Cork and only Clonmel AC and the host club West Waterford AC had higher numbers.

There was also success in the team event with Alan O’Brien, Ed Sutton and Vivian Foley taking the 3rd men’s team prize.


1st…Leevale A.C….David Comber 15th, Michael Creed 30th, Conor Collins 31st…76 pts
2nd…St.Finbarr’s A.C….Eoin O Keeffe, 17th, Christopher Murnane 35th, Michael Corbett 40th…92 pts
3rd….Eagle A.C…..Alan O Brien 12th, Edwin Sutton 25th, Vivian Foley 65th…..Total points 102 pts

12 463 O’BRIEN Alan M Senior Eagle A.C. 00:56:25
25 289 SUTTON Edwin M Senior Eagle A.C. 00:58:13
65 560 FOLEY Vivian M O/45 Eagle A.C. 00:59:55
85 311 O’LEARY Gearoid M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:01:14
88 461 O’CALLAGHAN Ruairi M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:01:24


John O’Callaghan, Gearóid O’Leary & Ruairi O’Callaghan early on in the race

90 2298 O’CONNOR Pat M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:01:46
99 376 BOLAND Ronan M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:02:35
111 767 O’HERLIHY Colin M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:03:16
117 888 LEAHY Martin M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:03:27
129 2463 KENNEALLY Damian M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:03:56
132 2506 O’SULLIVAN Vincent M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:03:59
162 8 WHELAN Gavin M Senior West Waterford A.C. 01:04:43
218 1786 FORDE Michael M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:06:27
320 1006 SEXTON Keith M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:08:52
353 1973 GALLAGHER MARK M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:09:32
364 2241 MCGUIRE Brian M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:09:36
397 2114 BYRNE Eddie M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:10:35
418 793 MCGRATH Grellan M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:11:13
426 382 O’LEARY Martin M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:11:24
475 2070 BYRD Charlie M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:12:42
481 1580 HARRINGTON Raymond M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:12:52
486 823 CORCORAN Phil M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:13:00
492 508 EGAN Ruairi M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:13:08
501 1411 SCANNELL John M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:13:25
519 717 SPEIGHT David M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:13:45
528 1584 LEVY David M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:14:01
534 963 MULLIGAN Ray M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:14:14
608 2559 FITZGERALD Ed M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:15:35
620 313 MCCARTHY Tim M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:15:53
646 1071 KIRWAN Ita F O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:16:15
647 2229 O’GORMAN Patrick M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:16:15
686 1025 MC GRATH Mike M O/55 Eagle A.C. 01:16:55
689 771 BEVAN Karen F O/35 Eagle A.C. 01:16:56
711 52 HIGGS Ken M O/65 Eagle A.C. 01:17:34
715 742 O’CONNOR Noel M O/55 Eagle A.C. 01:17:41
739 1812 O’ LEARY Grace F Senior Eagle A.C. 01:18:06
740 913 GUINANE Elaine F O/35 Eagle A.C. 01:18:07
780 1785 HACKETT Alan M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:18:42
807 459 MURPHY Gillian F O/35 Eagle A.C. 01:19:06


Gillian Murphy, Noella Carroll & Karen Bevan

832 1940 O’CONNOR Kevin M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:19:32
843 357 GEARY Kevin M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:19:44
885 521 COSTELLO Derek M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:20:30
886 727 COTTER TRACY F Senior Eagle A.C. 01:20:31
891 2067 TRINDLE Eddie M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:20:36
892 365 CORCORAN Nora F O/35 Eagle A.C. 01:20:37
895 1844 KENNEALLY Glenn M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:20:41
904 731 O’CONNOR Frances F O/55 Eagle A.C. 01:20:52
924 42 FENNESSY Eleanor F O/35 Eagle A.C. 01:21:23
980 1094 COTTER Frank M O/55 Eagle A.C. 01:22:34
986 1734 MCGRATH Donal M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:22:42
995 2135 NYHAN Ken M Senior Eagle A.C. 01:22:52
1020 542 DUNLEAVY John M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:23:18
1065 1593 BRENNAN Ian M O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:23:57
1082 379 BOLAND Lisa F O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:24:17
1121 1009 MC KENNA Helen F O/35 Eagle A.C. 01:24:39
1131 1950 CARROLL Noelle F O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:24:43
1218 1945 LONERGAN Mairead F Senior Eagle A.C. 01:26:23
1255 2087 KING Pat M O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:26:46
1288 1412 O’RIORDAN Fiona F O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:27:33
1325 1915 SHANAHAN Edwina F Senior Eagle A.C. 01:29:13
1357 1592 GEARY Ian M O/45 Eagle A.C. 01:29:54
1488 820 CORCORAN Sunita F O/40 Eagle A.C. 01:33:19
1513 1949 MC KENZIE Betty F O/50 Eagle A.C. 01:33:59

A selection of photos can be found HERE


Charlie Byrd, ?, ?, Patrick O’Gorman & Alan Hackett