Member Profile : Jerome McCarthy

Jerome-McCarthy

Eagle AC Member Profile:

Name: Jerome McCarthy

Member of Eagle AC since: November 2015

How long have you been running what made you take it up: I have been running since 2009, but I’ve been more committed to it since 2013. I started when my regular five a side game began to lose participants and I decided I needed to do something else to keep active.

Favourite thing about running: Its convenience – once you have your runners, shorts and t-shirt you can run anywhere at any time.

Favourite race distance to run: I like the half marathon, it’s a challenging endurance distance but is not as extreme and trying on the body as the marathon.

What is your main goal for this year: I’d like to run a PB in Charleville Half Marathon. Fingers crossed!

Your best race/most memorable racing moment to date: Dublin Marathon 2013 – It was my first marathon, and between my nervousness and excitement, and the thrill of being involved in such an event, it was an unforgettable experience. The day and night before were very wet and windy but conditions that morning were lovely for running, and the large crowds along the route were very supportive.

Tell us something most people might not know about you: My sporting ‘career’ began in coastal rowing with Rosscarbery Rowing Club.

Biggest heroes (sporting or non-sporting): I think that Tom Crean is a heroic individual. Not mentioning his dedication to the goal of reaching the south pole, stories about his participation on the expeditions tell of a man who saved the lives of more than one person through feats of endurance and daring.

One bit of advice you would give to someone thinking of taking up running: Arrange things so that each run is convenient to your routine.

3 things you would take with you onto a desert island: An Aston Villa news and results feed, a coffee machine, a tennis ball to roll my calves and glutes.

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Club Notes…Thurs 25th Jan 2018

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Evening Everyone

Hope all is good this week.

A few congratulations to start with this week; firstly a huge congratulations to club member Alan O’ Brien who took 16th place in the top 20 Fastest marathon times achieved by Irish runners in 2017 for his 2:28:53 in Berlin, fantastic achievement well done to Alan.

In addition to this 4 Eagle AC Athletes have been named on the Cork team selection for Athletics Ireland National Masters and Intermediate Cross-Country Championships 2018 to be held in Galway on Sunday February 11th 2018:
Alan O Brien and Vivian Foley named for the M35 squad
Pat Twomey and Richard Piotrowski named for the M65 men’s squad
Congratulations to the 4 guys on their well deserved selection.

This Saturday the 27th January brings our club awards night and more info on this below; it is always a great social night out for the club and an opportunity to get to know your fellow club members. Then of course there are the awards so if you are nominated in any category be sure to be there to find out the results! Hopefully we will see as many people as possible there on the night.

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Club Notes…Thurs 18th Jan 2018

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Well done this week to everyone, everything was thrown at you from biting winds, stinging hailstone, freezing sleet, snow and heavy downpours! I think they call that a character building week of running!

We need to say a huge congratulations to the team of 6 Eagle members who did the club very proud in the 2018 Munster Masters Indoor Championships in Nenagh last Sunday. A huge hall of medals and fantastic performances by Damian Kenneally, Steve Chrysanthou, Denis Looney, Ken Higgs, John Sheehan and Hugh McSweeney. See below for results and more information.

Club Awards Night:
A reminder that the club award nights is this Saturday the 27th of January. This is always a very enjoyable night and a nice opportunity to catch up on 2017’s achievements while making plans on what new records will be broken in 2018! Hope to see many of you there on the night.

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Medals Galore at the 2018 Munster Masters Indoor Championships

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The club was well represented at the Munster Masters Indoor Championships in Nenagh on Sunday the 14th of January with 6 members making the trip to Tipp. All said and done, 11 medals were brought back to Cork with a fine collection of 2 Golds, 7 Silvers and 2 Bronze.

A special word of note to Ken Higgs who won 2 Gold medals in the 800m and 1500m and set an age group championship record in both events!

Well done to Damian Kenneally, Steve Chrysanthou, Denis looney, Ken Higgs, John Sheehan and Hugh McSweeney for representing the club at this Championship event.

60m
2 Hugh McSweeney Eagle AC M70 10.01 … M70 Silver

3000m
2 John Sheehan Eagle AC M45 10.32 … M45 Silver

400m
2 Damian Kenneally Eagle AC M35 59.15 … M35 Silver

2 Denis Looney Eagle AC M50 1.17.77 … M50 Silver

800m
5 Denis Looney Eagle AC M50 3.01.16 …

1 Ken Higgs Eagle AC M65 2.50.09 … M65 Gold & Championship Best Performance

200m
2 Hugh McSweeney Eagle AC M70 34.69 … M70 Silver

1500m
3 Damian Kenneally Eagle AC M35 4.56.20 … M35 Bronze

2 John Sheehan Eagle AC M45 4.58.94 … M45 Silver

4 Steve Chrysanthou Eagle AC M55 5.49.47 …

1 Ken Higgs Eagle AC M65 6.00.47 … M65 Gold & Championship Best Performance

Shot Putt 7.26 KG
2 Damian Kenneally Eagle AC M35 7.46 metres … M35 Silver

Shot Putt 6 KG
3 Denis Looney Eagle AC M50 6.56 metres … M50 Bronze

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Club Notes…Sat 13th Jan 2018

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Evening Everyone

A few important pieces of information below this week so please do have a look!

Eagle AC AGM: The Club A.G.M takes place this Wednesday the 17th January 2018. There will be tea/coffee and sandwiches available from 7.30 pm, and the meeting will commence at 8 pm. It would be great to see as many club members as possible there on the night to show support for your club and make plans for the year ahead.

Club Award Night: The closing deadline for nominations for this years club awards is midnight this Sunday the 14th January. Please do take a minute to put forward the name or names of club members that you feel have performed well or made great improvements this year; it’s always nice to have all that training and commitment acknowledged! The Awards night itself will be held on Saturday the 27th of January.

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