Club Notes…Fri 24th Nov 2017

200-pix-news-resultsClub Notes,,,by Karen Bevan

Well done to everyone on the involvement in, and also great results in, a wide variety of events across the country this week. We had Richard on International duty representing England in the British and Irish Masters cross country in Derry and a team of Eagle’s competing in the Munster Masters Cross Country here in Cork. There were also club members taking part in marathons and half marathons in Kerry, Clare and Laois, and not forgetting or races here in Cork also. Congratulations to all on a great weeks work!

5K In Doneraile Park for Joseph Murphy.
The event we would all love to support this weekend is 5k in Doneraile park on November 25th at 12 noon, this is as you know is a fundraising event for the repatriation of Joseph Murphy, son of club member Joe Murphy whose funeral took place this week.

If club members are travelling to Donerail to run in or help out with the fundraiser on Saturday, please do wear your Eagle AC club gear.

If people are unable to attend and would still like to donate there has been a ‘Gofundme’ page set up and the link is :

AGM Reminder : “We will be holding our AGM at 8.00 pm, in the Imperial Hotel, on Wednesday 17th January 2018. The Club constitution stipulates that two weeks’ notice must be given for the AGM, together with any motions to be discussed. Please send any motions/resolutions/nomination s to club secretary Pat Twomey on or before Sunday 10th December 2017 These will then be circulated along with the official AGM notice.”
Best Wishes, Pat Twomey (Secretary)

Tempo Run Reminder : It is advised that members participating in the Thursday Tempo runs wear hi viz clothing, along with either a head-torch or some form of lighted arm bands. The evenings are dark and it is difficult for people to see runners coming against them at speed! John Desmond mentioned that there are head torches on sale upstairs in Tesco Douglas if anybody is on the hunt for one (Cost €7/€8). Could members also please keep to the left hand side of the path when completing tempo sessions.

Waterford Half transfers : Just a reminder that the final transfer window for the Waterford Half Marathon is the 16th to the 28th of November. So if you find you have a number but are no longer able to run on the day you might consider transferring you member to another club member that would like to run. Feel free to contact us if we can help in anyway.

Thanks as always to all who have contributed to the email this week, including those of you who send on results from your away races.

Results – below 10k (Mairead Lonergan and Karen Bevan)
Friday 17th November

Fitlive 5k Cork Airport
This 5k run was held in Cork Airport early on Saturday morning, No clubs were listed for this event but a few Eagle members were spotted crossing the finishing line! If I’ve missed anyone let me know and I’ll include it in next week’s mail. Well done to all members who took part. Elaine Guinane finished well up the field finishing in 4th place overall, just a few seconds off a podium spot. 1700 runners completed the course in total.
76. Denis Carroll M 20.29 20.34
102. Elaine Guinane F 21.15 21.19
139. John Swanton M 21.49 22.09
218. Sean Lucey M 23.00 23.24

Sunday 19th November
Valley Rovers Camogie Club 7k
The Valley Rovers Camogie Club 7k was held on Sunday, 19th November. Congrats to Damian who was spotted in the results. Damian finished 6th overall with a time of 30.42.
6. Damien Malone 30:42

Cork BHAA 6K Little Island
The following members picked up category prizes in Little Island on Sunday. Well done to Paul, Tom and Joe.
Paul Cotter 3rd M40 22.04
Thomas Fox 1st M50 22.15
Joe Murphy 2nd 060 25.31

Cross Country results

British and Irish Masters International XC, Derry
Congratulations to Richard Piotrowski who finished 4th M70 overall in the International Masters in Derry. Richard lost out on 3rd place by just 4 seconds. His great run guaranteed his team gold in the team competition. Fantastic running by Richard.
101. 7032 Richard Piotrowski M70 England 26.59

Eagle AC finish 2nd in the Munster Masters Cross Country Championships by John Desmond
The Munster Masters Cross Country Championships were held on Sunday the 19th of November 2017 and the club’s M35 team secured a Silver medal after finishing 2nd.
Men O35 Team Club Team …Points
Place Club Positions
2 Eagle A.C. 2, 4, 24, 29 …59
The scoring members of the Eagle AC team were Alan O’Brien 2nd, Vivian Foley 4th, John O’Callaghan 24th and Ruairi O’Callaghan 29th.

In the individual categories, Alan O’Brien took Silver in the M35, Vivian Foley took Gold in the M45 and Pat Twomey won Silver in the M65.
It was great also to have an Eagle Ladies team out to represent the club and well done to all running on the day.

Masters Women Results
36 Karen Bevan- 13th F35
44 Caroline Kilty- 16th F35
51 Adelle O Connor -11th F45
54 Bernadette Lee -18th F40
55 Tracy Cotter- 20th F35
65 Aine Corrigan – 22nd F40

F35 Club teams 8th Position

Masters Men Results
2 Alan O Brien 2nd M 35
4 Vivian Foley – 1st M45
24 John O Callaghan -5th M45
29 Ruairi O Callaghan – 13th M35
34 Vincent O Sullivan -15th M35
36 John Sheehan – 7th M45
56 Colin O Herlihy- 10th M 45
60 Jerome McCarthy -23th M35
81 Darren Casey – 21th M40
90 Ian Roche- 28th M35
93 Steve Chrysanthou – 7th M55
102 Ruairi Egan- 17th M45
105 Pat Twomey – 2nd M65
110 Ken Higgs- 5th M65
111 Denis Looney – 20th M50
114 Andrew O Farrell- 5th M60

M35 Club teams 2nd Position (2,4,24,29)
M50 Club teams 4th Position (93, 105, 110, 111)

Parkrun Results – Saturday 18th November
7. Conor O’Brien 19.30 VM 40-44 M 7 (New PB!)
119. Hugh McSweeney 28.13 VM 70-74 M 98

13. Tony Merritt 23.55 VM 50-54 M 10

Congrats to Ciaran who won last Saturday’s Catlehaven Parkrun.
1.Ciaran Bouse 20.26 VM 35-39 M 1

Results – Above 10k (Ruairi Egan)
Run The Gauntlet, Killarney Sunday 19th November
Congratulations to Mike McGrath who completed the “Run the Gauntlet Half Marathon” over the Gap of Dunloe last Sunday. Mike Described it as an awesome but tough event.
Mike McGrath Eagle AC 1.35.47 15th place overall and 1st over 55

Sixmilebridge Marathon Sunday 19th November
Well done to John Dunphy who took part in the Sixmilebridge marathon last Sunday. The marathon half marathon and Ultra course took place over 1 mile loops. John completed 16 miles of the marathon course in a time of 2 hrs 11 minutes, but says he found this a good training run for The Clonakilty Marathon in December.

The Gingerbread Run Portarlington, Co. Laois Sunday 19th November
Well done to club member Ed Fitzgerald who travelled to Laois on Sunday to run the Gingerbread half Marathon. Ed finished in 99th position overall in a time of 1.44.04. Congratulations Ed.

Cork City Marathon News
Entries have opened for the 2018 Cork City Marathon which will take place on Sunday 3rd June. Early bird fees apply until 31st December 2017. For further details see here:

Track & Field News
Athletics Ireland have launched a new initiative this year which they are calling NIA Live. In short, they are running midweek athletics meets on the new track at the National Indoor Arena, which are open to all levels. The meets start at 8 p.m. and run until 9.30 p.m. with some races at the meet being a break from the norm (e.g. 1,000m, Team 5k). Full details are on the National Sports Campus website. The NIA Live dates are 7th and 14th December, 11th and 23rd January and 8th and 22nd of February. These meets might suit somebody who happens to be overnight in Dublin midweek around the date of a meet (you can enter on the night) or looking further ahead, they represent a good opportunity to get some indoor races in before the Munster Indoors Senior/Masters Track & Field Championships on Sunday 14th January 2018. Contact Keith Burke if you are interested in taking part at one of the NIA Live meets.

Flickr Photos : Derek Costello
05 Nov 2017 Cork Masters@NoviceB Championships thanks to John O Callaghan another 100 photos added to album
12th Nov 2017 HSE 5k
11 Nov 2017 Ballincollig park run
11 Nov 2017 Listowel Half Marathon
12 Nov 2017 Thomas Kent Memorial 10k
12 Nov 2017 Munster Athletics Senior & Juvenile Uneven-Age Cross-Country Championships

Events coming up & club target races :
Doneraile Park 5k fundraiser Sat 25th Nov 2017- details below.
Club 1 Mile Track Race Tuesday 12th December 2017
Club Christmas Run on the 24th of Dec 2017

Races abroad & around Ireland:
If you or a friend are running in races around Ireland or abroad please do let us know so we can include the results in the weekly email.

If anyone has anything that they would like to add to the Weekly club email or we have missed anything please do let me know, by 6pm on Thursday evening if possible.

Kind Regards,


Evening Everyone

I’m sure I can speak for everybody and say we were all deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Joe and Anne Murphy’s son Joseph, and our sincere sympathies are with the family at such a difficult time. As you are probably aware there is a fundraiser 5k in Doneraile park on November 25th, to raise funds to bring Joseph home for his burial. It would be lovely to see club members present to offer their support on the day, however if people are unable to attend and would still like to donate there has been a ‘Gofundme’ page set up:

Congratulations to club member Mark Gallagher for his involvement in another very successful Eyeries 5 Mile. Club members reported that it was great day out for all who made the journey; and while Mark unfortunately couldn’t arrange for better weather, it seems that this did not dampen spirits on the day. Congratulations to club members who picked up prizes and it was great to see an Eagle Lady, Maura O’Regan, first lady home on the day.

Thanks as always to all who have contributed to the email this week.

We would like to thank all members for putting forward the club runs for the weekend.
If people are interested in arranging a weekend run at any pace or distance please do let me know.
Results – below 10k (Mairead Lonergan and Karen Bevan)
If you have any results to share or feel we are missing any, please contact us.

Saturday 11th November
Eyeries 5 Mile
There was a large Eagle AC turnout at This 5 mile race in Eyeries on Sunday. 175 runners in total took part in the event. Special mention to Maura O’Regan who was first woman home. Well done Maura. There were also lots of Eagle AC category prizewinners on the day.
5. Dermot Slyne M40 Eagle AC 31.39 (2nd M40)
6. Vincent O’Sullivan M Eagle AC 32.05
8. Colin O’Herlihy M 45 Eagle AC 32.50 (1st M45)
11. Jerome McCarthy M Eagle AC 34.02
12. Maura O’Regan F35 Eagle AC 34.21 (1st female)
14. Denis Carroll M55 Eagle AC 34.56 (1st M55)
27. Elaine Guinane F40 Eagle AC 37.35 (1st F40)
29. Pat Twomey M50 Eagle AC 37.59 (2nd M50)
31. Eddie Trindle M40 Eagle AC 38.06
32. Maeve Cotter F35 Eagle AC 38.16 (2nd F35)
43. Niamh Lehane F 40 Eagle AC 40.07 (2nd F40)
44. Tony Merritt M50 Eagle AC 40.28
50. Ed Fitzgerald M45 Eagle AC 41.22

Sunday 12th November
Cork BHAA HSE 5K Mahon
The Cork BHAA HSE 5K was held in Mahon, last Sunday, 12th November. Members spotted in the category prizes are listed below. Well done to all members who took part.
Pat O’ Connor 2nd M45 18.26
Thomas Fox 1st M50 18.47
Denis Carroll 2nd M55 21.07
Joe Murphy 2nd M60 21.22
Ken Higgs 1st M65 22.49
Richard Piotrowski 1st M70 20.42
Annemarie Power 2nd F40 19.54
Adelle O’Connor 1st F45 21.59
Frances O’Connor 2nd F55 23.46

Wednesday 15th November

Run in the Dark 5k
No club names were listed for this 5k which took place in Cork City last night so it was difficult to identify all club members taking part. Tim McCarthy was spotted well up the field though, claiming a top ten finish. Jason Crosbie also had a good run, finishing in the top 20 . Apologies if I’ve missed anybody else – please send results on if so and we’ll include them in next week’s email.
9. Tim McCarthy 19.33
19. Jason Crosbie 20.38

Parkrun Results – Saturday 11th November
4. Paul Cotter 18.40 VM 40-44 M 4
35. Paul Conway 23.28 VM 35-39 M 32

Castle Demense, Macroom
34. Derry Casey 29.31 VM 45-49 M 25

Results – Above 10k (Ruairi Egan)
Run in the Dark 10k Wednesday 15th November
Well done to club member Pat O’Connor who took first place in the Run in the Dark 10k road race in Cork City on Wed 15th November. It was a difficult race for faster runners as the roads were narrow and the four loops around the city center meant that many slower runners had to be lapped. Despite the congestion and 700+ other 10k runners, Pat managed to still finish first in a time of 37:42. Andrew Kelly also took part but was timed for the 5k so I have logged his correct time below, well done Andrew. Club names were not listed in the results, and with the very large field apologies if there were other members taking part not spotted.
1 Pat O’ CONNOR (10863) 00:37:42 All Ages (1) Male (1)
Andrew Kelly 00:43:07

Listowel Half marathon Saturday 11th November
Well done to club member Mike McGrath who traveled to Listowel last Saturday for the Listowel half marathon. On a hilly and wet course mike finished 2nd in his age category and 11th place overall. Great Running Mike.
Pos Name(#) Time Net Time Cat (pos) Gender (pos)
11 Mike McGrath (128) 1.30.08 1.30.05 Ages 50+ (2) Male (11)

Results of St Nicholas AC – Thomas Kent Memorial 10k 2017, Castlelyons – Sunday 12th November
We had 2 members make the trip to Castlelyons last Sunday, well done to Ken Denise:
89 Ken Wyman M50 Eagle AC 00:47:42.61
157 Denise O’Brien Eagle AC 00:52:32.49

Club Talks Workshops : The club is currently looking at organising some talks and workshops over the next few months. Tracy Cotter and John Desmond are working on these at the moment and we’re looking at another one in Feb 2018.


Eagle AC weekly club news letter 09.11.2017
Evening Everyone

Hope the week is treating you well.

Our congratulations this week to Mark Smith who ran the New York Marathon last weekend. Great run Mark, we look forward to hearing all about it and Ruairi has more info below.

There was a very successful and interesting workshop held last night for Eagle AC members, covering the topics of nutrition, and strength and conditioning, our thanks to John Desmond and Tracy Cotter for organising what was a very enjoyable evening.

Thanks as always to all who have contributed to the email this week.

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

Sunday November 5th 2017
Masters, and Novice ‘B’ Cross-Country Championships
Organised and hosted by Riverstick-Kinsale AC

Congratulations and well done to club members who took part in the novice B and Masters cross country championships last Sunday. A great turn out for the club.

Masters Women results
9 Maura Regan 4th O35
31 Adelle O’ Connor 12th O45
44 Ber Looney 15th O45

Masters Men Results
4 Vivain Foley 1st O 45
13 John O Callaghan 3rd O45
33 Donal Dowling 14th O 40
35 Vincent O Sullivan 14th O 35
62 Steve Chrysanthou 4th O50
63 Richard Piotrowski 1st O70
65 Joe Murphy 3rd O60
68 Pat Twomey 1st O65
75 Richard Hawkins 14th O35
72 Ken Higgs 3rd O65
76 Denis Looney 10th O50
80 Andrew O’Farrell 5th O60th
82 John Quigley 6th O60

Eagle AC took 5th Place in both the O35 and the O50 team results

Novice Men
7 Damian Keneally
16 Jerome McCarthy

Parkrun Results – Friday 4th November
5. Pat O’Connor 19.28 VM 45-49 M 5
6. John Dunphy 19.33 VM 45-49 M 6
22. Peadar Forbes 21.17 VM 35-39 M 21
25. Niall McSweeney 21.34 SM 30-34 M 24
26. Denis Carroll 21.42 VM 55-59 M 25
60. John Swanton 23.48 VM 35-39
217. Finbarr Lehane 32.19 VM 45-49 M 142

Castle Demense, Macroom
12. Richard Piotrowski 24.37 VM 70-74 M 12

Results – Above 10k (Ruairi Egan)
New York Marathon 2017
Well done to club member Mark Smith on a great time of 2.38.54 in the New York marathon, this was a 5 minute PB for Mark on what is known as a very tough course. Congratulations Mark.

Cork City Marathon News
Entries have opened for the 2018 Cork City Marathon which will take place on Sunday 3rd June. Early bird fees apply until 31st December 2017. For further details see here:

Races abroad around Ireland:
If you or a friend are running in races around Ireland or abroad please do let us know so we can include the results in the weekly email.

If anyone has anything that they would like to add to the Weekly club email or we have missed anything please do let me know, by 6pm on Thursday evening if possible.
Kind Regards,