Club Notes…Fri 22nd Sept 2017

Club Notes…Fri 22nd Sept 2017…by Karen Bevan & the news team : Well done to everyone who was running in Charleville last weekend another great turnout with some really impressive results and a long list of PB’s, as well as some spot on pacing, great running to all and Ruairi has plenty more on this below.

While you are watching to see if the Marathon record will fall in the Berlin Marathon on Sunday (24th) keep an eye out for our 6 club members running on the day, I have no doubt we will see some impressive times here too! The very best of luck to Ronan Boland (13920), Donal Dowling (17655), Frank Hill (23274), Alan O Brien (33296), Vivian Foley, Michael Ryan (37233) and Nuala Ryan (37234). Bib numbers included also. Enjoy what i’m sure will be a very memorable occasion.

Don’t forget our club BBQ is on this Saturday the 23rd in Sober Lane, the flying Enterprise Bar, start time is 8.30pm and do get in touch with Damian if you are attending, details below. This should be a fun night to see your club members out of their running clothes 😉


Club members out for the tempo session on Thurs evening 21st Sept

Results – below 10k (Mairead Lonergan and Karen Bevan)

Parkrun Results – Saturday 16th September 2017
5. Kevin Geary 19.25 VM 35-39 M 5
15. Peadar Forbes 21.10 VM 35-39 M 15
29. Pat Twomey 22.10 VM 65-69 M 29
53. Michael Dooley 23.38 VM 50-54 M 50

Sunday 10th September
Well done to club member John Dunphy who was spotted in his Eagle colours taking part in the 6k Blue Balloon Fun Run and Walk in aid of the Cork Association for Autism. Great race for a great cause.

Parkrun Results – Saturday 9th September 2017
8. Pat O’Connor 20.45 VM 45-49 M 8
10. Niall McSweeney 20.58 SM 30-34 M 10
20. Pat Twomey 22.04 VM 65-69 M 20
39. Joe Murphy 23.19 VM 60-64 M 37
143. Monica Twohig 29.52 VW 50-54 F 41

Castle Demense, Macroom
66. Richard Piotrowski 52.11 VM 70-74 M 51

Congrats to Ciaran who was 1st home in Castlehaven on Saturday.
1. Ciaran Bouse 20.00 VM 35-39 M 1

Sunday 10th September
Well done to club member John Dunphy who was spotted in his Eagle colours taking part in the 6k Blue Balloon Fun Run and Walk in aid of the Cork Association for Autism. Great race for a great cause.

Results 10K and above (Ruairi Egan)

Charleville Half Marathon Sunday 17th September 2017: As usual, a large contingent of Eagles took part in yesterday’s Charleville half marathon, 35 in total. Many had followed either followed the clubs training plan for this race, or used it as a tester during their Dublin training. In good conditions for racing, some great times were recorded, with at least 9 members we know of running PB times. We also had Elaine, Conn, John Desmond acting as pacers.

Place Name
7 Mark SMITH (1845) EAGLE AC 01:11:52 open (6) Male (7)
37 Ruairi O’CALLAGHAN EAGLE AC 01:18:25 open (25) Male (36)
41 Derek O’KEEFFE (20) EAGLE AC 01:18:40 O40 (11) Male (40)
64 Pat O’CONNOR (945) EAGLE AC 01:19:35 045 (8) Male (61)
83 Michael FORDE (435) EAGLE AC 01:21:50 open (46) Male (79)
90 Colin FOLEY (430) EAGLE AC 01:22:49 open (50) Male (85)
95 Tom FOX (439) EAGLE AC 01:23:00 O50 (4) Male (90)
96 Vincent O’SULLIVAN EAGLE AC 01:23:05 open (54) Male (91)
116 Brian MCGUIRE (774) EAGLE AC 01:23:50 045 (13) Male (111)
127 Dermot SLYNE (1842) EAGLE AC 01:24:17 O40 (33) Male (122)
129 Colin O’HERLIHY EAGLE AC 01:24:34 045 (17) Male (124)
147 David O’KEEFFE Eagle AC 01:25:45 open (77) Male (142)
153 Darren CASEY (200) EAGLE AC 01:26:18 O40 (41) Male (148)
164 Paul COTTER (274) EAGLE AC 01:26:52 O40 (46) Male (158)
239 Jerome MCCARTHY EAGLE AC 01:29:45 open (112) Male (227)
257 Ian ROCHE (1764) EAGLE AC 01:31:03 open (114) Male (238)
302 Sandra MANNING EAGLE AC 01:33:23 open (17) Female (25)
359 Gary GIBBONS (448) EAGLE AC 01:36:23 01:36:06 045 (57) Male (323)
368 Martin DALY (323) EAGLE AC 01:36:42 O40 (94) Male (331)
394 Jerry MCCARTHY EAGLE AC 01:37:35 open (149) Male (348)
396 John SWANTON (1854) EAGLE AC 01:37:41 open (150) Male (350)
412 Catherine MURPHY (846) EAGLE AC 01:38:07 O40 (10) Female (49)
430 John SCANNELL EAGLE AC 01:38:59 045 (64) Male (376)
435 Derek COSTELLO Eagle AC 01:39:07 045 (67) Male (380)
441 Adelle O’CONNOR EAGLE AC 01:39:20 045 (7) Female (56)
442 Cathal TWOMEY EAGLE AC 01:39:28 open (166) Male (386)
563 Conn DONOVAN (43) EAGLE AC 01:44:39 open (212) Male (484)
607 Frances O’CONNOR ) EAGLE AC 01:46:44 055 (4) Female (91)
637 Brian BARRY (80) EAGLE AC 01:48:12 open (234) Male (534)
686 Elaine GUINANE (44) EAGLE AC 01:49:35 O40 (38) Female (126)
688 John DESMOND (45) EAGLE AC 01:49:36 O50 (52) Male (562)
691 Ed FITZGERALD (411) EAGLE AC 01:49:51 045 (98) Male (563)
847 Fiona O’RIORDAN EAGLE AC 01:58:50 045 (32) Female (218)
849 Denise O BRIEN (911) EAGLE AC 01:58:42 open (104) Female (220)
929 Fiona O’CONNOR EAGLE AC 02:03:42 045 (40) Female (267)

Trail and Hill news – sent in by Gerard Down
Glen of Aherlow Trail Marathon
Great results from the Glen of Aherlow Trail Marathon on Saturday the 16th September 2017
Eagle AC member Austin Browne finished in 1st place overall for the Men’s Marathon and First Place in Men’s O 40 in a time of 3hrs 42 minutes. Fantastic run and well deserved congratulations sent Austin’s way!
Gerard Down also ran on the day but unfortunately sprained his ankle on mile 9. Despite this Ger finish the marathon in a time of 5 hrs 37 and 36th place overall in the results

Flickr Photos : Derek Costello
07 Sept 2017 St.Luke`s Home 5km race
17 Sept 2017 Charleville Half Marathon

Events coming up :

Club BBQ September 23rd : The Courtyard at Sober lane RSVP to Damian
Club talk Workshop Wednesday 27th September 2017
Club Run Waterford Greenway October 14th 2017
Next Coffee Run Saturday October 21st 2017
Club Run in the Glen of Aherlow Planned Nov 2017
Club 1 mile track race Tuesday November 21st 2017

Club News: John Desmond

Eagle Results: In the recent results for the Charleville Half-Marathon, there were no fewer than 7 versions of the club name up on the Sports Timing website. Just a reminder to everyone that if you are entering a race online, Please use EAGLE AC No dots or extra spaces or anything else. It just makes things a lot easier for Ruairi and Mairead to extract the results for the weekly mail and the website.

Coaching Courses: Athletics Ireland will be holding an Assistant Coach course in Cork at the end of October 2017. This will run for about 8 hours and the €60 fee will be refunded by the club upon completion.
October 28th – Assistant Coach Course- CIT Track, Bishopstown, Cork
Saturday 28th th of October – 10am -4pm
Price – €60.00
Register Online-
Course Info- coach/
Location- CIT Track, Bishopstown, Cork

Club Talks Workshops: The club is currently looking at organising some talks and workshops over the next few months. Tracy Cotter and myself are working on these at the moment and we’re looking at three evenings… 27th Sept, Mid Nov Feb 2018. These will will cover a wide variety of subjects so there should be something for everyone.

Trail and Hill news – Gerard Down

With Saturday’s half marathon, marathon and ultramarathon in the Glen of Aherlow on Saturday being the last competition races on the Munster calendar, this is an appropriate point, for me, to post my last trail notes of the season and do a quick round up.
Over the course of the year, the club was represented across the full range of competitions and leagues on the IMRA/MMRA calendar which include the Munster League, Munster Championship and Munster Long Distance Championship covering every race distance from 5 k up to marathon distance.
Outside the IMRA/MMRA calendar the club was represented in the recent Kerry Ultra Marathon and in a number of trail races abroad. Overall club members participated in approximately 24 trail and hill races over the year.
Whilst the number of club members who took part in trail/hill races over the season is small – in the region of 7 to 8 over the year, the club name Eagle AC is recognised as one of the relatively few Cork based clubs who are actively involved in Irish hill and trail racing.

The final MMRA race of the season, in the Nagles, was effectively hosted by the club with our own Austin Browne as Race Director and John Paul Daly assisting him.

Results Munster League Nagles Race:
No Name Place Category Category Place
2045 Gerard Down 32 M 60 1st M 60

Overall Result Munster League with 11 races counting
First place in the M60 Category with a score of 13 points each was shared between Gerard Down Eagle AC and Clare runner Sean O Neill (Independent)

Kind Regards,