Eagle AC at Kinsale 10 Mile, 24th February 2019

Report by Ruairi Egan


Vivian Foley was first Eagle home.

This new race took place in Kinsale last Sunday and was well supported by Eagle AC. On a tough (& slightly long) course, some strong times were recorded, along with 2 category wins. As in Dungarvan recently, Viv led home the men’s challenge and Catherine the ladies, with Catherine taking 1st F40 and Pat O’Connor picking up the M50 crown.

Well done to everyone who took part, details below:

13 Vivian Foley M45 Eagle ac 00:58:25 00:58:24

26 Sean O’Keeffe M40 Eagle ac 01:00:13 01:00:12

37 Donal Dowling M40 Eagle ac 01:03:04 01:03:03

38 Pat O’ Connor M50 Eagle ac 01:03:30 01:03:30

43 Darren Casey M40 Eagle ac 01:04:09 01:04:07

50 Daniel Dransfield M 01:06:22 01:06:20

61 David O’Keeffe M40 Eagle ac 01:07:27 01:07:24

73 Catherine Murphy F40 Eagle ac 01:08:24 01:08:21

114 Finbarr Lehane M45 Eagle ac 01:12:42 01:12:29

125 Gregg Moore M45 Eagle ac 01:13:30 01:13:30

141 Chris Bristow M Eagle Ac 01:14:06 01:13:47

149 Martin Daly M45 Eagle ac 01:14:30 01:14:26

158 Dermot Gallagher M45 Eagle ac 01:14:41 01:14:26

221 Andrew O’Farrell M65 Eagle ac 01:18:17 01:18:09

230 Ken Nyhan M40 Eagle ac 01:18:49 01:18:29

274 Ken Harte M50 Eagle 01:21:06 01:21:06

313 Sean Lucey M Eagle ac 01:23:29 01:23:07

321 Ita Kirwan F50 Eagle ac 01:23:50 01:23:50

564 Robyn Dransfield F 01:40:19 01:40:11


Finbarr Lehane…..smiling….as usual!

Member Profile : John Dunphy

Eagle AC Member Profile…

Name: John Dunphy

Member of Eagle AC since: May 2014

How long have you been running what made you take it up: Started running in April 2007

Favourite thing about running: Enjoying been out and about, meeting new people and of course the buzz of getting that new pb.

Favourite race distance to run: 5k and this will never change, it’s the distance I’m most comfortable with, I never have to worry about pacing myself I just go mad and hang on for dear life 🙂

What is your main goal for this year: I never set goals I don’t like pressure,if I pick a time for a race I never get it,my best times have come when I least expected them because in my head it’s getting from A-B and enjoy it.

Your best race/most memorable racing moment to date: 5k feet first race series in Killarney 2014, ran my fastest ever 5k time and was over the moon. I even doubled checked with the famous John Walshe of East Cork was the course measured right and he confirmed it was… well I had to be sure 🙂

Tell us something most people might not know about you: I’m OCD about everything 😀

Biggest heroes (sporting or non-sporting): Roy Keane, Mo Farrah

One bit of advice you would give to someone thinking of taking up running: Go for it and stick with it and you will get many years of happiness, and many new friends.

3 things you would take with you onto a desert island: Suncream, fishing rod and a boat 🚣‍♀️

Barcelona Half Marathon Trip Report February 2019 by Elaine Guinane

Report by Elaine Guinane

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View from the Expo

A trip to Barcelona seems to have become something of an annual tradition in Eagle AC, with groups travelling there over the last four or five years to take part in either the full marathon (March) or the Half marathon (Mid-February). The common factors of all these trips are Tim McCarthy and Damian Kenneally. Tim and Damian were part of a group that did the full marathon in 2015 and 2016, and went to the half marathon there last year. As the saying goes, three time is a trend, so it was no surprise that the lads started looking for willing victims to partake in the 2019 E-Dreams Mitja-Maraton (Half Marathon) on Sunday Feb. 10th. Many were quickly on board, and in total 13 of us ran, with several others coming along to support and enjoy a weekend away.

The cosmpolitan capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is colourful, eclectic, cultural and, perhaps best of all given the storm we left behind on the Friday we left Dublin, sunny. Inevitably with such a big group travelling, there were many variations on flight routes and travel arrangements. Those of us who chose to go to Dublin on the Friday and fly directly to Barcelona certainly drew the short straw, as Storm Eric hit and caused many hours of delay to all flights. This aside, we eventually all got there at various hours of the night and early morning, relieved that it was a Sunday race, giving us time to recover, acclimatise and soak in the surroundings on the Saturday.
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Results of Eagle AC Tommy Ryan Memorial Carrigaline 5 Mile Road Race 2019

The annual Eagle AC Tommy Ryan Memorial  5 Mile Road Race was held in Carrigaline on Sunday, 17th February.

Please see below for provisional results. A total of 295 runners took part.

Pos Name Category Gender Club Time
1 Sergiu CIOBANU Ages 35-39 Male Clonliffe Harriers 00:25:09
2 Tim O’ DONOGHUE u35 Male EAST CORK A.C. 00:25:27
3 Sean FITZPATRICK u35 Male 00:25:58
4 Mark WALSH u35 Male LEEVALE A.C. 00:26:44
5 Michael CORBETT Ages 40-44 Male ST. FINBARRS A.C. 00:27:05
6 Kieran MCKEOWN Ages 40-44 Male Watergrasshill A.C. 00:27:16
7 Rory O’ SULLIVAN Ages 40-44 Male ST. FINBARRS A.C. 00:27:27
8 Barry O’Shea u35 Male Midleton A.C. 00:28:07
9 Claire Mccarthy Ages 40-44 Female LEEVALE A.C. 00:28:14
10 Cathal O’ CONNELL Ages 56-60 Male ST. FINBARRS A.C. 00:28:16
11 Danny SMITH Ages 40-44 Male 00:28:28
12 John GOGGIN Ages 35-39 Male TRACTON A.C. 00:28:50
13 John O Brien Ages 45-49 Male ST. FINBARRS A.C. 00:28:55
14 Padraig Sheehan Ages 35-39 Male ST. FINBARRS A.C. 00:29:20
15 Ian O’ LEARY Ages 51-55 Male LEEVALE A.C. 00:29:57
16 Gary CLERKIN Ages 45-49 Male GRANGE/FERMOY A.C. 00:30:09
17 Noel Early Ages 35-39 Male St. CatherineÆs A.C. 00:30:38
18 Donal GILTINAN Ages 35-39 Male 00:30:40
19 David O’ LEARY Ages 35-39 Male 00:30:58
20 Tony CAMBRIDGE Ages 51-55 Male EAGLE A.C. 00:30:59
21 Niamh MOORE u35 Female LEEVALE A.C. 00:31:10
22 John TWOMEY Ages 40-44 Male Clonakilty Road Runners AC 00:31:16
23 Tom Fox Ages 51-55 Male EAGLE A.C. 00:31:16
24 James Naughton Ages 45-49 Male cork triathlon club 00:31:41
25 Michael MULCAHY Ages 40-44 Male 00:31:42
26 Joe COFFEY Ages 45-49 Male 00:31:44
27 Ann Geary Ages 40-44 Female Midleton A.C. 00:31:50
28 Peadar LUCEY Ages 40-44 Male MALLOW A.C. 00:32:01
29 Bryan GALLWEY Ages 35-39 Male Clonakilty Road Runners AC 00:32:11
30 Patrick Daly Ages 40-44 Male MALLOW A.C. 00:32:13

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Training Programmes for 2019


These are some of the club training programmes for 2019 :

Started Jan 2019 : The club is holding a series of Strength and Conditioning classes at present for members.

Starting March 2019 : With the Cork City Marathon and Half-Marathon coming up in June, we’ll be starting training programmes for these.

Starting July 2019 : After a short break, we’re back with programmes for an autumn half-marathon and the Dublin City Marathon at the end of October.

Starting November : No rest for the wicked as we look forward to 2020 and the Dungarvan 10 miler in February.

These programmes are free for all paid up club members.

Cost of Annual Membership is €50 for individuals and €60 for families.
PayPal option on the Club website here:- https://eagleac.net/membership/

Big club turn out for the Dungarvan 10 miler


Report on the 2019 Dungarvan 10 mile by Ruairi Egan….

As usual, a large number of Eagles made the trip East to Dungarvan on Sunday for the annual John Treacy 10 miler. WIth weather conditions much improved and almost ideal for racing, some great times & PBs were recorded. Well done to Viv, back from injury as strong as ever, leading home the Eagle challenge and taking 2nd in his M45 category. Next 2 home were Sean O’Keefe and Mike Forde, with Mike breaking the 60 min barrier for the first time, a great reward for a lot of hard work. First lady back was Catherine Murphy, running a big PB & breaking the 70 mark for the first time, Catherine almost broke 68 mins while she was at it with a chip time of 68’08. Catherine came an impressive 5th place out of 316 in her F40 category. Special mention to Richard Piotrowski who won the M70 prize.

We had quite a few members feature in and indeed win some category prizes so I’ll list them separately. A mention too for the Eagle Ladies Team who finished in a strong 6th position in the team event.



Looking at the list of finishers compared to the number of Eagle entries published recently, there was around 20 people who didn’t make the start line. Presumably injury is a major factor and best wishes to those who are currently battling back to fitness. On that note, good to see Vincent O’Sullivan back racing again. Well done to everyone who took part, results below:

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Club Notes for January 2019

200-pix-news-resultsClub Notes for January 2019… by Karen Bevan & the news team.

Eagle AC weekly club email 31.01.2019

Evening all

Hope you are all well and everyone enjoyed the awards night out. Well done again to the winners and indeed to everyone who was nominated in each category, there was some pretty strong competition in every category which shows the strength of the club overall, well done everyone. Thank you so much to those involved in organising the night with special mention Damian, Ed Fitz, Grellan John D and Colin who put a lot of time & effort into the evening.

Results of Awards:
Club Person of the Year: Mairead Lonergan
Most Improved Athlete: Donal Dowling
Performance of the Year: Alan O’Brien (Cork City Marathon)
Male Athlete of the Year: Mark Smith
Female Athlete of the Year: Karen Bevan

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