Karen Bevan wins Ardfield 10k 2019


Karen prize

Karen Bevan( and Lily!) at the prize giving

14 club members travelled to scenic West Cork on Friday evening for the annual Ardfield 10k Road Race.  Ardfield is located just outside Clonakilty.  It turned out to be well worth the trip for Karen Bevan who recorded her first race win at the event. Karen ran a great time of 43.22 on what was a challenging course. Also picking up a podium spot was Mark Smith, who claimed 2nd spot overall in a time of 34.50.

Mark start

Mark Smith in the leading pack

Well done to all club members who took part in what was a very enjoyable and well organised race. Eagle results are listed below.


Karen, Ruairi, Helen , Mairead, Mark and Eddie after the race

Gary Dolores

Gary and Dolores Gibbons


Eagle AC Results, Ardfield 10k

2. Mark Smith M 34.50
15. Dave O’Keeffe M 41.59
22. Karen Bevan F 43.22
23. Ruairi Egan M 43.23
25. David O’Callaghan M 44.24
28. Darren Casey M 44.44
29. Dermot Slyne M 44.22
40. Denis Carroll M 47.49
43. Ken Nyhan M 48.17
45. Mairead Lonergan F 48.29
46. Helen Cronin 48.29
55. Eddie Trindle M 51.00
69. Dolores Gibbons F 54.06
70. Gary Gibbons M 54.08

Alan O’Brien wins Killarney Half Marathon 2019

Killarney Alan

Alan O’Brien well clear of the field!

Congratulations to club member Alan O’ Brien who had a very impressive win at the Run Killarney Half Marathon last weekend. Alan won the race in a time of 1.09.13, well over 1 minute clear of the rest of the field. Fellow Cork runner Michael Morgan ( St. Finbarr’s) finished in 2nd spot with Eagle AC’s Vivian Foley finishing in 3rd place with a  time of 1.11.05. (PB!) Brilliant to see 2 Eagle members on the podium, well done!

Viv Killarney

Vivian Foley , 3rd overall 

Special mention to Mike McGrath also who was 1st M60 overall when finishing the race in 1.32.08.

Mike Killarney

Mike McGrath, 1st M60 

Well done to all other members who took part in the event, no club names are listed in the results. A number of members were on pacing duty for the day and they finished bang on target!! Well done all.

(Photos thanks to Run Killarney)


Coachford 5 Mile Race July 11th 2019

The third race of the Eagle AC Summer Series took place last Thursday in warm , dry conditions. A huge number of members participated with 42 members spotted in the results.

Group Photo Coachford

Evan, Denis, Robyn, Daniel, Alan, Catherine, Vince, Brian and Damian before the off!

Damian Kenneally was first Eagle home with a brilliant 50 second pb of 26.51. Catherine Murphy, continuing her great year was 6th overall with a time of 33.46.


Catherine Murphy – 1st Eagle lady home and 6th F overall.

There were also category prizes for Helen Cronin, Karen Bevan, Elaine Guinane, Pat O Connor and Richard Piotrowski.


Richard Piotrowski on his way to winning his category prize

The club also won the prize for largest club attendance at the race! Well done all and congrats to Coachford Family Festival on the organization of a great race for a very worthy cause.

The 4th race in the series is the Kinsale 5 Miler which takes place on Friday, 2nd August.

7. Damian Kenneally M 26.51
14. Fergus Nugent M40 28.45
29. Pat O’Connor M50 31.16
31. Vince O’Sullivan M40 31.45
33. Brian McGuire M50 31.48
37. Damian Geraghty M 31.59
50. Daniel Dransfield M 32.39
58. Alan Bateman M45 33.10
61. Ray Harrington M40 33.18
62. James Quinlan M40 33.24
63. Ruairi Egan M50 33.29
65. Darren Casey M40 33.44
66. Catherine Murphy F40 33.46
70. Finbarr Lehane M45 34.03
72. Mike McGrath M55 34.07
75. Glenn Kenneally M40 34.13
80. Karen Bevan F40 34.25
88. David O’Callaghan M50 34.57
92. Dermot Gallagher M45 35.04
95. Elaine Guinane F40 35.11
97. Michelle Traynor F40 35.29
103. Richard Piotrowski M70 35.48
124. Shane Murphy M 36.44
125. John Swanton M 36.44
126. Helen Cronin F35 36.45
128. Mark O’Keeffe M 36.56
131. Mairead Lonergan F 37.02
156. Paul Cotter M60 37.56
160. Marie Therese Brady F45 38.01
161. Denis Looney M50 38.03
169. Jack Murphy M 38.22
172. John Dunphy M50 38.33
173. Olga O’Sullivan F40 38.42
177. Ken Higgs M65 38.49
183. Michelle Cheung F 39.03
217. Brian Hegarty M 40.53
230. Mick Dooley M50 41.38
237. Andrew O’Farrell M65 41.57
260. Ber Looney F50 43.18
339. Robyn Dransfield F35 47.04
369. Evan Twomey M40 48.52
409. Derek Costello M50 50.35
Brian and Vince

Vince O’ Sullivan and Brian McGuire

Photos thanks to Derek Costello