Eagle AC @ Munster Masters Indoors, 16th February 2020


Neil Kingston and Hugh McSweeney

Brilliant performances in Nenagh on the 16th February  when both Hugh McSweeney and Neil Kingston represented the club at the Munster Senior and Masters Indoors.

Hugh claimed double gold by winning both the M70 200m and 400m. When claiming victory in the 400m Hugh also ran a Munster Championship record!! An amazing achievement! To round off his day he also claimed 2nd place in the 60m!

Neil too had a very successful day when winning M45 Silver in both the 400m and 60m.

Congratulations to them both and thanks for representing the club so well.
Thanks very much to Neil for sending on the results as well as the great photo.

Eagle AC Results

Hugh McSweeney:
M70 400m 1st (Munster Championship Record!)
M70 200m 1st
M70 60m 2nd

Neil Kingston:
M45 400m 2nd
M45 60m 2nd

Race Cancelled

Having just received the updated weather warning of Orange for tomorrow February 16th, Eagle AC have decided that in the interests of health and safety we will not be proceeding with the Tommy Ryan memorial Carrigaline 5 Mile road race. All who have pre-registered can claim a full refund from the primo website.
Eagle AC are very disappointed that our race cannot take place and we thank you for your support and understanding. The race will not be rescheduled later in 2020 as we have our Fota 5k to prepare for and the Cork race calendar is pretty full after that.
More details to follow shortly on Facebook about those who have entered online and refunds.

Eagle AC Awards Night for 2019

Eagle A.C. Awards Night for 2019

Thanks to all those who attended our annual Club Awards Night in the Old Oak on last Saturday night, 8th February. And a big thanks to Damian ,Grellan and Ed for the organising of the trophies and of the venue.

As Club Chairman Grellan said before announcing the award winners, the voting this year was extremely close and all nominees would have been very worthy winners of each award. The 2019 winners are listed below. Well done to the winners aswell as nominees, it was a very very successful year of running for the club!

Male Athlete of the Year – Alan O’Brien

Female Athlete of the Year – Mairead Lonergan

Most Improved Athlete – Ruairi Egan

Best Performance 10k and under- Vivian Foley

Best Performance Over 10k – Aoife Cooke (Dublin City Marathon)

Club Member of the Year – Derek Costello


Ruairi Egan – Winner of Most Improved Athlete for 2019. Being presented with his award by last years winner Donal Dowling and Club Chairman Grellan McGrath

The National Marathon medals were also given out last night – Well done Mark, Martin, Tom, Brian , Aoife, Sandra and Catherine!


Tom Fox, Martin Leahy, Brian McGuire – M50 National Marathon Gold Medal Winners.


Aoife Cooke and Catherine Murphy receiving their National Marathon Senior Bronze medals from Club Chairman Grellan McGrath

There was a presentation made to outgoing Chairman Colin O’Herlihy in recognition of the huge work he put in to his role as both Chairman and Registrar over the last number of years! Finally, thanks Derek for the photos! (And congrats on the award!!) Link to album here….. https://flic.kr/s/aHsmLhkiJi

Eagle AC @ National Masters XC 2020

Thanks very much to Ken Higgs for sending on the report below from the National Masters XC in Wicklow on Saturday. Well done to Ken, Richard, John and Pat! See below for link to overall results also.


Richard Hawkins, John Quigley Pat Twomey and Ken Higgs represented the club at the National Masters Cross Country Championships on Saturday. The event was held in the picturesque Avondale Forest Park in Rathrum, County Wicklow. Despite the advancing Storm Ciara, the weather remained dry but very windy, and the hilly course was very challenging. The full results have been posted on the Athletics Ireland and the Cork Athletics website. Three medals were won by club members, Ken Higgs won individual silver in the M70 category and Pat Twomey and Ken Higgs won bronze medals as scoring members in the third placed M65+ Cork County team.

Eagle AC @ Dungarvan 10 Mile 2020

Dungarvan team prize 2

Sandra and Aoife picking up the John Treacy Club Challenge Cup!

41 runners listed as Eagle AC members ran the annual John Treacy 10 Miler yesterday in Dungarvan. Co. Waterford. Despite quite windy conditions in parts there were numerous very impressive performances as well as plenty of pbs!

First word must of course go to Aoife Cooke who won the women’s race in a brilliant time of 54.23. This time beat the previous course record by nearly 2 minutes! An amazing run from Aoife and a very well deserved one after her last few weeks of training in Kenya.

Aoife’s training partners Mark Smith and Damian Kenneally also had brilliant runs. Mark finished 15th overall and 2nd M40 in 53.21 with Damian finishing just behind with a new PB of 53.59. There were category prizes also for Martin Leahy who was 2nd M55 and Richard Piotrowski who was 1st M70. Special mention must go to Martin who ran the course not once but twice yesterday- the first time as a warm up!!

Dungarvan Aoife

Aoife on her way to smashing the course record!

Second Eagle lady home was Sandra Manning who ran an almost 5 minute pb to finish in a time of 1.05.35! This result was enough to gain Sandra the 2nd F35 spot. Third Eagle lady home was Catherine Murphy in a time of 1.07.08. Aoife, Sandra and Catherine’s great runs ensured that the John Treacy Club Challenge Trophy for 2020 went to Eagle AC also!

There were numerous other very impressive performances on the day .There were plenty of PBs including to name just a few, ones for Martin Daly, Karen Bevan, Andrew McDonald, Ken Nyhan , Cian Quigley and Karen Kelleher. Mick Dooley ran a great race of 1.22.46, his first longer distance race in a number of months. Olivia Holmes ran a great sub 90 time also- great preparation for her upcoming spring marathon in Manchester.

Mick Dungarvan

Mick Dooley all set for the off!

Well done to all members who took part in yesterdays race. Bring on the next 10 Miler!

Dungarvan group after

Mairead, Karen, Catherine, Martin, Darren, Damian, Aoife, Karen, Richard and Martin after the race!


Eagle AC Results

Place Name Net Time Gross Time Bib Cat Sub Cat Club
15 Mark SMITH 00:53:21 00:53:21 3133 M (15) M40 (2) Eagle A.C.
23 Damian KENNEALLY 00:53:59 00:53:59 1984 M (23) MS (19) Eagle A.C.
25 Aoife COOKE 00:54:23 00:54:23 971 F (1) FS (1) Eagle A.C.
126 Michael FORDE 01:00:51 01:00:55 1641 M (123) M40 (35) Eagle A.C.
178 Brian MCGUIRE 01:02:50 01:02:56 1358 M (172) M50 (7) Eagle A.C.
190 Tom FOX 01:03:09 01:03:13 1657 M (184) M50 (9) Eagle A.C.
199 Mark MURPHY 01:03:26 01:03:31 2350 M (193) M40 (54) Eagle A.C.
208 Donal DOWLING 01:03:44 01:03:49 1480 M (202) M40 (56) Eagle A.C.
219 Pat O’CONNOR 01:04:11 01:04:11 1637 M (213) M50 (11) Eagle A.C.
222 Daniel DRANSFIELD 01:04:20 01:04:25 1089 M (216) MS (108) Eagle A.C.
245 Martin LEAHY 01:04:40 01:04:53 2056 M (237) M55 (2) Eagle A.C.
246 Dermot SLYNE 01:04:51 01:04:57 8608 M (238) M40 (67) Eagle A.C.
274 Sandra MANNING 01:05:35 01:05:45 2161 F (10) F35 (2) Eagle A.C.
309 Darren CASEY 01:06:53 01:06:58 1198 M (298) M40 (83) Eagle A.C.
317 Catherine MURPHY 01:07:08 01:07:13 2356 F (15) F40 (3) Eagle A.C.
338 Donal HANNIGAN 01:07:29 01:07:39 1461 M (320) M40 (87) Eagle A.C.
351 Jason CROSBIE 01:07:32 01:07:54 1363 M (332) MS (153) Eagle A.C.
368 Karen BEVAN 01:08:20 01:08:28 1054 F (22) F40 (6) Eagle A.C.
396 Martin DALY 01:08:48 01:08:56 1416 M (373) M45 (68) Eagle A.C.
572 Raymond HARRINGTON 01:12:35 01:12:56 1768 M (526) M40 (152) Eagle A.C.
595 Ken NYHAN 01:12:47 01:13:20 2451 M (545) M40 (156) Eagle A.C.
628 Denis CARROLL 01:13:41 01:13:51 1192 M (570) M60 (6) Eagle A.C.
646 Andrew MACDONALD 01:13:39 01:14:11 2135 M (587) MS (225) Eagle A.C.
667 Richard PIOTROSKI 01:14:18 01:14:37 1860 M (606) M70 (1) Eagle A.C.
681 Nora CORCORAN 01:13:57 01:14:48 1318 F (64) F40 (19) Eagle A.C.
692 Dan KELLEHER 01:14:30 01:14:55 1960 M (628) M40 (180) Eagle A.C.
696 Mairead LONERGAN 01:14:23 01:14:55 2085 F (68) F35 (18) Eagle A.C.
724 Noel O’CONNOR 01:14:47 01:15:15 2528 M (655) M60 (7) Eagle A.C.
747 Cian QUIGLEY 01:14:57 01:15:28 2834 M (673) MS (258) Eagle A.C.
814 David LYNCH 01:16:26 01:17:05 2107 M (724) M50 (64) Eagle A.C.
825 Jack MURPHY 01:16:21 01:17:16 2376 M (733) MS (275) Eagle A.C.
958 Eddie TRINDLE 01:18:45 01:19:19 1361 M (825) M40 (227) Eagle A.C.
1187 Damien GERAGHTY 01:22:18 01:23:08 1679 M (970) MS (334) Eagle A.C.
1188 Michael DOOLEY 01:22:46 01:23:08 1471 M (971) M50 (103) Eagle A.C.
1189 Brian HEGARTY 01:22:18 01:23:08 488 M (972) MS (335) Eagle A.C.
1330 Karen KELLEHER 01:23:54 01:24:59 1959 F (282) F40 (88) Eagle A.C.
1503 Lisa BOLAND 01:26:31 01:27:51 907 F (377) F50 (32) Eagle A.C.
1526 Frances O’CONNOR 01:27:20 01:28:13 2529 F (395) F60 (4) Eagle A.C.
1627 Michelle CHEUNG 01:28:54 01:29:49 1212 F (454) FS (69) Eagle A.C.
1665 Ian BRENNAN 01:29:00 01:30:26 1365 M (1189) M50 (137) Eagle A.C.
1680 Olivia HOLMES 01:29:42 01:30:33 3143 F (485) F40 (149) Eagle A.C.


Thanks to Derek Costello Photos for use of photos.