Eagle AC @ National Masters Track and Field 2021

A super day for Eagle AC at the National Masters Track and Field Championships in Santry yesterday. We had 4 athletes competing – Ken Higgs, Vivian Foley, Hugh McSweeney and Fergus Nugent. The guys managed to secure 6 medals between them , 5 of them gold!

See below for a report on the day from Ken Higgs. Thanks very much to Ken for taking the time to write this up.


This year’s championship was held on Sunday September 5th at Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin. It attracted over 800 athletes, with each athlete permitted to enter a maximum of 2 events. Despite the forecast of rain, the weather remained very sunny and warm throughout the day but with a persistent cross wind blowing across the track.

Eagle AC was represented by 4 athletes – Vivian Foley, Fergus Nugent, Ken Higgs and Hugh McSweeney – Once again it was a golden day for the club!

RESULTSVivian Foley – M50, 1500m, Gold (4.31.91); M50, 5000m Gold (15.39.42).

Fergus Nugent – M40, 5000m, 5th (17.06.59)

Ken Higgs – M70, 400m Gold (1.12.52): M70 800, Gold (2.53.92)

Hugh McSweeney – M75, 100m, Gold (15.38); M75 , 200m Silver

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Eagle AC Recent Race Results

It’s great to see race results starting to roll in again. See below for some recent results from Eagle AC members.

19th August

Rathcormac 4 Miler

Well done to club members Pat O’Connor and Ray Harrington who took part in the Rathcormac 4 Miler on the 19th August. Both had great races with Pat running a time of 24.56 and Ray a 27.39.

20th August

Churchtown 5 Mile

Great to see so many familiar names in the results of the Churchtown 5 Miler in North Cork on 20th August.

Some great performances all round including an impressive top 10 finish and 2nd M40 for John Goggin. 

Well done to all who took part. Apologies if we have missed anyone as club names were not listed in the results. Let us know if we have and we will add them in.

John Goggin 29.01 (2nd M40)

Jason O Mahony 34.11

Grellan McGrath 35.21

Siobhan Holland 35.50 (1st F45)

Dermot Gallagher 36.32

Mike McGrath 36.46

John Dunphy 36.53

Denis Carroll 37.46

Marie Therese Brady 40.07 

Mick Dooley 43.52

Joe Murphy 44.17

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