Cheetah Run entries open Thurs 28th Apr

Race_Advert_200pixThe annual Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park is coming up on Thursday the 19th of May 2016. The park has changed somewhat in the last year with the opening of the new Asian Sanctuary. As a result, the course has been changed from 4 miles to 5kms. This will allow participants to run through nearly every part of the park without the problems of slower runners getting lapped.

There is a limit of 900 entries for the 5k race and the age limit is 16 and above.

Entries will open on Thursday the 28th of April.

Entry link…10am…The first batch of 450 entries sold out in about an hour. The next batch are available from 7pm.

Entry link…7pm…

Status : 7:05pm…Entries are now open. 37 gone.
7:15pm…204 gone.
7:18pm…260 gone.
7:28pm…304 gone.
7:47pm…345 gone.
8:08pm…358 gone.
8:20pm…378 gone.
8:38pm…396 gone.
8:48pm…410 gone….just 40 places left.
8:57pm…34 places left.
9:10pm…26 places left.
9:16pm…16 places left.
9:25pm…12 places left.
9:28pm…8 places left.
9:46pm…4 left.
9:54pm…Entries are now closed.

More details on our race page…

There will also be a one mile race for juveniles on the night at 7:15pm. Entries for that open on the 5th of May.

Ed Fitzgerald completes Level 1 coaching course

Well done to club member Ed Fitzgerald who has just completed the Athletics Ireland Level 1 coaching course. Ed now joins the growing number of coaches and mentors within the club.


Members from various local clubs attending the course. Photo: Chris Regan

More information about coaching courses can be found on the Athletics Ireland website.

If any more members are interested in attending a coaching course then contact John Desmond. The club will pay all the costs.

Results from the Dingle Fitness Festival..Fri 22nd-Sun 24th Apr 2016

This is a new event in Dingle, Co.Kerry with a series of three races in three days…a 5k on the Friday, a 10k on the Saturday and a 10 mile on the Sunday.

In the 10k race on Saturday morning, Deirdre Nagle won her second race in a week when she finished first!


After the 10k…Deirdre Nagle, Elaine Guinane and Tim McCarthy

On what was a hilly 10k course, Deirdre won in a time of 38:34. Elaine was 44:43 with Tim taking it ‘easy’ in 45:45.

In the 5k race the previous evening, Elaine had finished 3rd in a time of 21:55 on what was a very hilly tough course. Tim finished in 8th in a time of 21:12.

On Sunday, Elaine was our sole representative and finished 2nd in the 10 mile race! The course was another hilly one and Elaine’s time was 1:16:23.


Tim McCarthy …8th in the 5k

20 Eagle AC members take part in Ballintotis 4 mile race

A total of 20 Eagle AC members took part in the Ballintotis 4 mile road race on Thurs 21st Apr 2016, the first evening race of the Summer season. As well as numerous personal bests being recorded, five members got into the category prizes.


Chris Bristow, Vincent O’Sullivan & Damian Kenneally just after their warm up for the race

28 Damian KENNEALLY Eagle AC M 22:56
29 John O’CALLAGHAN Eagle AC M45 23:02…3rd M45
46 Vincent OSULLIVAN Eagle AC M 24:05
48 Colin OHERLIHY Eagle AC M45 24:07
53 Kevin GEARY Eagle AC M 24:16
74 Glenn KENNEALLY Eagle AC M40 24:59
75 Christopher BRISTOW Eagle AC M 25:03
85 Eileen O’CALLAGHAN Eagle AC F40 25:18…2nd F40

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Eileen O’Callaghan 2nd F40 while brother John was 3rd M45

104 Patrick WALSH Eagle AC M 25:47
112 Richard PIOTROWSKI Eagle AC M65 26:10…1st M65 
165 Derek COSTELLO Eagle AC M45 27:33
185 Mick DOOLEY Eagle AC M50 27:55
214 Noel O’CONNELL Eagle AC M55 28:35
227 Bernadette LEE Eagle AC F40 28:54
228 Karen BEVAN Eagle AC F35 28:48
242 Ken HIGGS Eagle AC M65 29:08…2nd M60

Ken Richard

Ken Higgs 2nd M60 & Richard Piotrowski 1st M65

250 Andrew O’FARRELL Eagle AC M60 29:16
308 Frances O’CONNOR Eagle AC F55 30:19…1st F55 
311 John MCCARTHY Eagle AC M 30:12
502 Carol Sinnott Eagle AC F35 33:21


Frances O’Connor…1st F55

Podium finishes at the Great Railway Run 10k

Well done to club members Vincent O’Sullivan and Andrew Kelly who finished 2nd and 3rd in the Great Railway Run 10k race on Sunday the 17th of April.


Vincent O’Sullivan & Andrew Kelly approaching the finish line in Carrigaline

2 Vincent O SULLIVAN (669) 00:39:56 Open (2) Male (2)
3 Andrew KELLY (613) 00:40:42 Open (3) Male (3)

The 10k race started in Monkstown and finished in Carrigaline.


Vincent & Andrew in the mix from the start

No clubs were given in the results so it’s hard to pull out all of the other Eagle members who took part….especially when they’re not wearing their Eagle singlets! 😉


Guilty as charged

Report to be forwarded to the Disciplinary Committee.


Update :

Ken Higgs and Steve Chyrsanthou also took category prizes in the 10km. Clubs were not listed, but amongst those running were:
12 Colin O’HERLIHY (220) 01:44:11 Ages 40-49 (6) Male (12)
59 Damien MALONE (140) 01:57:13 Open (37) Male (54)
86 Finbarr LEHANE (125) 02:04:51 Open (50) Male (73)
142 Maeve COTTER (35) 02:15:52 Open (20) Female (30)
143 Fleur DIXON (51) 02:15:53 Open (21) Female (31)
146 Pat KING (113) 02:16:07 Ages 40-49 (32)Male (115)
171 Mairead LONERGAN (129) 02:21:10 Open (31) Female (45)
172 Helen MCKENNA (151) 02:21:10 Open (32) Female (46)

2 Vincent O SULLIVAN (669) 00:39:56 Open (2) Male (2)
3 Andrew KELLY (613) 00:40:42 Open (3) Male (3)
7 Steve CHRYSANTHOU (535) 00:43:58 Ages 50-59 (1)Male (7)
8 Cathal TWOMEY (727) 00:44:15 Open (6) Male (8)
19 Ken Higgs (597) 00:47:38 Ages 60-69 (1)Male (17)
85 Seamus BRUTON (523) 00:57:36 Open (40) Male (55)

Deirdre Nagle wins Castleisland 10 mile race


Well done to club member Deirdre Nagle who won the 2016 Castleisland 10 mile road race in Kerry on Sunday the 17th of April 2016.

18 Deirdre NAGLE (1237) 01:05:08 Senior Female (1)

Also well done to John O’Sullivan who recently transferred to the club…

22 John O’Sullivan (1666) 01:06:32 Senior  (10) Male  (21)

Results from the Rotterdam Marathon


We had three club members taking part in the Rotterdam Marathon last weekend.

Ruairí O’Callaghan …2:57:57
Martin Leahy Cork …2:59:23
Eddie Trindle Cork …3:49:23


Ruairí and Martin going sub 3

This was Ruairí’s first time going under the 3 hour barrier so well done!

Martin has gone sub 3 in the past but this is another good performance. Martin was part of our M50 team that won in the National Marathon in Dublin last October.

Eddie_Tridle_Rotterdam_Apr2016This was also a new PB for Eddie Trindle who is one of the newer members in the club. This was a 7 minute improvement on his 3:56:10 in the Dublin Marathon last October. Great to see all that training paying off!

Recent results…Connemara Half Marathon / National 10km / Sheep’s Head 10k / MMRA Claragh Mtn Trail Race / Good Friday Run in Killarney / Boherbue to Kiskeam 4m

Eagle_AC_ResultsConnemara Half Marathon: Well done to Mike McGrath who finished 2nd M50 in the Connemara Half Marathon last weekend. Mike ran a time of 1.38.19 in what sounds like very tough conditions. Mike’s opinion: ‘It is a great event , fab scenery but unfortunately we were battered by high Winds and rain throughout !’

National 10km: Well done to Ken Mulcahy who ran the National 10km race in the Phoenix Park last weekend.
Ken Mulcahy Eagle A.C. 39:58

Sheep’s Head: Two results from the Sheeps Head 10km that was held over Easter weekend.
4 Pat O CONNOR (36) 00:40:35 Ages 40 – 49 (2nd) Male (4)
7 Dermot SLYNE (48) 00:42:50 Ages 40 – 49 (3rd) Male (7)


Pat O’Connor…2nd M40 in the Sheeps Head 10k and 4th overall

MMRA Claragh Mtn Trail Race : We had 3 members in action in the MMRA Trail race on Clargh Mountain near Millstreet last Sunday. For Denis Carroll, it was his second race of the day haven taken part in the Cork BHAA UCC 10k earlier.
42 Ken Wynman M40 0:47:21 Eagle AC
47 Denis Carroll M50 0:50:56 Eagle AC
58 Mary Cotter F50 0:57:07 Eagle AC


Mary Cotter heading up Claragh Mtn

Good Friday Run: Several members went west to Killarney on Good Friday to take part in the 5 mile race.
8 Gearoid O’LEARY 00:29:01 00:29:01 5303 M (7) MS (4)
29 Deidre NAGLE 00:32:07 00:32:08 5403 F (5) FS (5)
39 Mike MCGRATH 00:33:16 00:33:16 870 M (30) M55 (1st)
67 Joe MURPHY 00:36:14 00:36:16 890 M (50) M60 (1st)


Joe Murphy…1st M60 in the Killarney Good Friday Run

Boherbue to Kiskeam: We had two members in this 4 miler on Easter Monday
45 0:27:03 CARROLL, Denis Eagle AC M55 06:45.6 …2nd M55
85 0:31:25 COTTER, Mary Eagle AC F50 07:51.1 …4th F50


Denis Carroll…2nd M55