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
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Vince O’ Sullivan and Brian McGuire

Photos thanks to Derek Costello

Courtmacsherry 10k Road Race 2019

15 Eagle members made the trip to West Cork last Friday, 28th June to take part in the annual Courtmacsherry to Timoleague 10k.

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Alan O Brien had a brilliant run, winning the race comfortably in 31.58.

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Alan O’Brien 1st Overall

Aswell as Alan, a number of other club members also picked up prizes on the night. Richard Piotrowski was 1st M60 in a time of 43.21, David O Callaghan was 1st M50 with 43.39, and Derek Costello picked up a prize for 2nd M50 finishing in a time of 44.32.

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Richard Piotrowski , 1st M60

Well done to all members who took part. A great spot for a 10k race. The cakes afterwards were nearly worth the trip down alone! (See photo below for proof!)

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Derek Costello celebrating his category prize with some cake!

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Ber Looney on the way to the finish line!


1. Alan O’Brien 31.58 31.58 M 35 1 M 1
11. Fergus Nugent 35.47 35.47 M 40 4 M 11
13. Sean O’Keeffe 35.53 35.53 M 40 6 M 13
17. Derek O’Keeffe 36.33 36.32 M 40 7 M 17
47. Raymond Harrington 40.30 40.28 M 40 13 M 42
66. Richard Piotrowski 43.24 43.21 M 60 1 M 55
68. David O’Callaghan 43.39 43.37 M 50 1 M 56
82. Mairead Lonergan 44.31 44.29 SF 4 F 15
83. Derek Costello 44.32 44.29 M 50 2 M 68
122. Denis Looney 47.09 47.06 M 50 3 M 100
138. Jack Murphy 48.18 48.06 SM 26 M 113
139. Michelle Cheung 48.27 48.15 SF 7 F 26
178. Gary Gibbons 51.04 50.57 M 45 18 M 135
179. Dolores Gibbons 51.04 50.57 F 45 8 F 44
217. Ber Looney 54.44 54.35 F 50 6 F 68

Photos thanks to Ruairi Egan

Inniscarra 4 Miler, Friday 14th June 2019

The second race of the 2019 Eagle AC Summer Series took place last Friday evening, 14th June. The Inniscarra 4 Miler was the chosen race and there was a great Eagle AC turnout at the event.

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Large Eagle AC turnout!

33 members in total took part in the race. The club claimed 2 podium spots with Mark Smith finishing in 2nd position overall in a time of 21.17 and Karen Bevan being 3rd lady to cross the line in a time of 27.25.

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Mark Smith , 2nd overall

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Karen Bevan, 3rd overall


A large number of members claimed category prizes on the night too – Fergus Nugent ( 4th overall) , Donal Dowling (2nd M40) , Pat O’Connor ( 1st M50) , Tom Fox (2nd M50), Richard Piotrowski (1st M60) , Michelle Traynor (4th F overall) , Elaine Guinane ( 1st F40), Siobhan Holland ( 2nd F40) and Marie-Therese Brady (2nd F45)

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Off to the start!

Well done to all members who took part on the night. A challenging course for sure! Attention now turns to the Coachford 5 Miler, the 3rd race in the series, which takes place on July 11th. It would be great to see another large club turnout at this race.

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Alan Bateman, Denis Looney, Karen Bevan, Ruairi Egan, Glenn Kenneally, Damian Kenneally and Derek Costello!

2 0:21:17 SMYTH, Mark Eagle AC M40 05:19.2
4 0:22:48 NUGENT, Fergus Eagle AC M40 05:41.9
7 0:23:59 DOWLING, Donal Eagle AC M40 05:59.6
8 0:24:33 O’CONNOR, Pat Eagle AC M50 06:08.1
9 0:24:42 FOX, Thomas Eagle AC M50 06:10.4
10 0:24:55 COTTER, Paul Eagle AC M40 06:13.6
13 0:25:36 MCGUIRE, Brian Eagle AC M50 06:23.9
18 0:26:11 BATEMAN, Alan Eagle AC M45 06:32.6
20 0:26:18 GERAGHTY, Damien Eagle AC M 06:34.4
23 0:26:43 HARRINGTON, Ray Eagle AC M40 06:40.6
28 0:27:10 EGAN, Ruari Eagle AC M50 06:47.4
30 0:27:25 BEVAN, Karen Eagle AC F40 06:51.1
31 0:27:26 KENNEALLY, Damien Eagle AC M 06:51.4
37 0:27:48 KENNEALLY, Glenn Eagle AC M40 06:56.9
39 0:27:59 LEHANE, Finbarr Eagle AC M45 06:59.6
40 0:28:06 TRAYNOR, Michelle Eagle AC F40 07:01.4
41 0:28:09 MURPHY, Jack Eagle AC M 07:02.1
42 0:28:14 COSTELLO, Derek Eagle AC M50 07:03.4
43 0:28:17 GIBBONS, Gary Eagle AC M45 07:04.1
49 0:28:59 GUINANE, Elaine Eagle AC F40 07:14.6
54 0:29:12 PIOTROWSKI, Richard Eagle AC M60 07:17.9
58 0:29:31 HOLLAND, Siobhan Eagle AC F40 07:22.6
67 0:30:10 MCDONALD, Andrew Eagle AC M 07:32.4
75 0:30:38 LOONEY, Denis Eagle AC M50 07:39.4
77 0:30:42 TRINDLE, Edward Eagle AC M40 07:40.4
78 0:30:49 LONERGAN, Mairead Eagle AC F 07:42.1
82 0:31:02 GALLAGHER, Dermot Eagle AC M45 07:45.4
86 0:31:23 BRADY, Marie-Therese Eagle AC F45 07:50.6
97 0:32:12 O’FARRELL, Andrew Eagle AC M60 08:02.9
104 0:32:46 DOOLEY, Michael Eagle AC M50 08:11.4
110 0:33:12 HEGARTY, Brian Eagle AC M 08:17.9
120 0:34:16 GIBBONS, Dolores Eagle AC F45 08:33.9
130 0:35:28 LOONEY, Bernadette Eagle AC F45 08:51.9

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Andrew McDonald, Mark Smith, Donal Dowling, Siobhan Holland and Mick Dooley


(Photos thanks to Derek Costello and Mick Dooley)

Eagle AC @ Munster Masters Track and Field Championships 2019

Report by Neil Kingston

Munster Masters Track & Field Championships 2019


Eagle A.C. Medals:

Ken Higgs (M65): 1st 400m, 1st 800m, 2nd 1500m

Pat Murphy (M60): 2nd 1500m

Tom Fox (M50): 2nd 800m, 2nd 1500m

Neil Kingston (M45) 2nd 400m

Four members of Eagle AC travelled to Templemore on June 9th to compete in the Munster Masters Track and Field Championships. The track is similar to CIT and in the coming weeks they are spending €75,000 on resurfacing which is the next best thing to digging it up and completely replacing it. With an indoor track in Nenagh and the soon to be resurfaced track in Templemore, athletes in Tipperary have excellent facilities to train and compete all year round.

The 800m was first up for team Eagle, it seemed to take everyone by surprise as events were running slightly ahead of schedule. Ken and Tom did well to perform under the circumstances. Gold for Ken, silver for Tom. The next race on the Eagle programme was the 100m for Neil who had to turn on the after burners after a very hesitant start from the blocks. But making up lost ground in a 100m sprint is near on impossible so he was just edged out of the medals.  There was quite a wait for the next event and in the meantime the weather turned. A downpour leading up to and during the 400m made it difficult for Ken and Neil and the other competitors both for preparation and racing. No nonsense from Ken as usual, just doing the business. Neil was leading down the home straight but at the finish line the eventual winner threw himself over the line to snatch the gold by a fraction of a second. Exciting racing and a valuable lesson. So another gold for Ken and silver for Neil.

Fortunately the weather cleared for the final event which was the 1500m and Tom, Pat and Ken were all in the one race with the age groups mixed. All the Eagles ran smart steady races and produced fast finishing kicks to round out a great day for the club. Three more silvers. Ken deserves a special mention for competing in both the 400m and the 1500m as they were held only 25 minutes apart. While still getting his breath back from his exertions in the 400m he had to report to the check in area to sign in for the 1500m!

The performance of the day was by Tom Fox who bagged silvers in the 800m and 1500m. What was particularly impressive were his steady splits, strong finishes and the times he produced. Tom is coming to the middle distance events from the endurance end with no special speed work done. In fact Tom had won the men’s over 50 category prize in the Cork City half marathon just 7 days before. What a range. With some specific middle distance training Tom can definitely shave a few seconds off his times which will make him competitive for national medals.

Special message from Tom: “Competing in track races is not much different to the track work that members do on a weekly basis at CIT. The club would encourage members to check out results of the Cork County & Munster Track & Field Championships on line. There are many members who would be competitive at both levels and apart from the opportunity to win representative medals, track races  are good days out  with the feel -good factor of  being part of a team and cheering on fellow club members.”

Finally a special word of thanks to our competition secretary Pat Murphy for taking care of the entries as always.



Eagle AC Cork Marathon Results 2019

Congratulations to all members who ran in the Cork City Marathon on Sunday. The club had a large representation across the Full, Half and Relay events. Conditions weren’t ideal on the day with the weather being quite warm and windy on various parts of the course.

In the full marathon, according to the provisional results, Eagle had 14 members taking part. Vivian Foley led the crew home when finishing in a hugely impressive 10th place overall in a time of 2.44.16. Viv was also 1st M45 home on the day.

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Vivian Foley – 10th place overall in Full Marathon

Andrew O’Farrell too won his age category finishing 1st M65 in a great time of 3.43.44. Dan Kelleher completed his first marathon in 3.41.59 – Congrats Dan. A word for John Swanton too who decided to sign up for the 26.2 miles on Saturday, less than 24 hours before the start of the race!!

In the half marathon Tom Fox was the first Eagle AC member to cross the finish line in a time of 1.26.38. This time ensured a category win for Tom. Martin Leahy also secured a 1st place finish in his category when he finished in 1.28.53.

Frances O’Connor was 2nd in her F60 category also. Catherine Murphy, continued her brilliant form so far this year, leading the Eagle ladies home in 1.31.13, a big PB for Catherine.

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Catherine Murphy – 1.31.13

Aswell as those racing in the half we had a large number of members acting as pacers for the race, helping many runners achieve their goals on the day.

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Gregg, Elaine, Karen, Michelle, Denis, Catherine, Derek, Ruairi, Helen and Richard!

In the relay event the club entered one mixed team which finished in an impressive 8th place out of 400 mixed teams. (3.17.20) They also finished in 26th place overall out of 623 teams. Well done to Ruairi O Callaghan, Ken Higgs, Sandra Manning, Michelle Traynor and Anne Lucey Murphy. Thanks to Damian and to Karen for organising the relay team.

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Last relay handover! Michelle and Anne!

Results listed below are provisional. Some members did not seem to be listed as Eagle in official results. If your result is missing please send Mairead an email and your result will be added.

Full Marathon Results

10. Vivian Foley 2.44.16 M 45 1 M 10
58. Mark Murphy 3.09.40 M 40 13 M 55
125. Christopher Bristow 3.25.04 M 30 16 M 116
128. Darren Casey 3.26.01 M 40 28 M 119
143. John Sheehan 3.28.01 M 50 12 M 131
210. Gregg Moore 3.37.06 M 45 26 M 192
217. Denis Carroll 3.38.08 M 55 5 M 198
246. Dan Kelleher 3.41.59 M 40 58 M 225
247. Siobhan Holland 3.41.51 F 40 4 F 22
261. Andrew O’Farrell 3.43.44 M 65 1 M 238
282. Charlie Byrd 3.45.01 M 50 22 M 259
301. Eddie Trindle 3.47.08 M 40 72 M 275
483. Niall McSweeney 4.02.07 M 35 79 M 418
597. John Swanton 4.14.50 M 35 98 M 505

Half Marathon Results

48. Tom Fox 1.26.38 M50 1 M 46
67. Damian Geraghty 1.28.09 M30 14 M 16
79. Martin Leahy 1.28.53 M55 1 M 71
85. David O’Keeffe 1.29.12 M 40 20 M 76
86. Alan O’Brien 1.29.23 M 35 18 M 77
98. Vincent O’Sullivan 1.30.29 M 40 25 M 89
106. Catherine Murphy 1.31.13 F 40 5 F 11
181. Jason Crosbie 1.35.10 M 30 31 M 163
309. Adrian O’Sullivan 1.39.17 M 40 59 M 281
364. Derry Casey 1.41.39 M 45 49 M 327
393. Ken Nyhan 1.41.55 M 40 76 M 356
404. Gary Gibbons 1.42.48 M 45 59 M 367
444. Derek Costello 1.42.51 M 50 21 M 400
528. Richard Hawkins 1.44.59 M 50 27 M 465
592. Helen Cronin 1.47.02 F 35 12 F 72
593. Gillian Murphy 1.47.28 F 40 15 F 73
594. Karen Bevan 1.47.03 F 40 16 F 74
595. Michelle Cheung 1.47.02 SF 13 F 75
725. Ruairi Egan 1.49.36 M 50 41 M 622
750. Denis Looney 1.49.52 M 50 46 M 640
1065. Michael Noonan 1.57.08 M 35 175 M 842
1154. Frances O’Connor 1.58.10 F 60 2 F 249
1199. Olivia Holmes 1.58.37 F 40 73 F 269
1237. Catherine McCarthy 1.59.14 F 45 33 F 278
1270. Ed Fitzgerald 1.59.31 M 45 146 M 975
1492. Joaquim Rachao 2.02.55 M 60 15 M 1091
1693. John McCarthy 2.08.35 M 40 240 M 1193
1714. Ber Looney 2.08.28 F 45 67 F 513
1761. Conn Donovan 2.09.34 M 30 173 M 1225
1764. Tracy Cotter 2.09.34 F 35 92 F 538

Relay Results

26. Eagle AC 3.17.20 Mixed 8 of 400, 26 of 623


(Photos thanks to Mick Dooley and Joe Murphy)



Eagle AC at County Masters Track and Field Championships, 19th May 2019

Well done to all the Eagles  who participated in the County Masters Track & Field Championships at CIT on Sunday 19th May.  The team consisted of Eugene O’Connor, Ken Higgs, Neil Kingston, Richard Hawkins, Tom Fox and Pat Murphy. Some great performances and times as well as a very impressive medal haul – 5 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze! (I think!)

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Eugene O’Connor, Ken Higgs, Richard Piotrowski, Neil Kingston, Richard Hawkins, Tom Fox and Pat Murphy (Photo courtesy of John Quigley) 

Eagle results below:
(Thanks to Track and Field Co-ordinator Neil Kingston for compiling these.)
Shot Putt
Men Over-50
2 Richard Hawkins Eagle AC 6.4
Relay 4X100m
2 Eagle AC 60.2
Men Over-45
4 Neil Kingston Eagle AC 13.15
Men Over-50
1 Richard Hawkins Eagle AC 15.02
Men Over-45
3 Neil Kingston Eagle AC 27.16
Men Over-50
1 Richard Hawkins Eagle AC 31.67
Men Over-45
1 Neil Kingston Eagle AC 60.7
Men Over-50
2 Richard Hawkins Eagle AC 69.27
Men Over-65
1 Ken Higgs Eagle AC 01:12.6
Men Over-50
2 Tom Fox Eagle AC 02:37.3
3 Richard Hawkins Eagle AC 02:51.1
Men Over-65
1 Ken Higgs Eagle AC 02:52.2
Men Over-50
3 Tom Fox Eagle AC 05:02.9
4 Eugene O’Connor Eagle AC 05:22.5
Men Over-60
2 Pat Murphy Eagle AC 06:08.9
Men Over-50
2 Tom Fox Eagle AC 10:36.0
For full results see:

Rosscarbery Surf, Turf n Tar May 19th 2019

A number of club members headed to Rosscarbery on Saturday  for some ‘surf’ , ‘turf’ and ‘tar’!  We had 9 members take part in the half marathon, with 2 members running in the 10k. They were tough but very enjoyable and well organised runs.

Group Rosscarbery before

Congrats to Karen Bevan who picked up a category prize for 1st F40 in the half.

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Karen Bevan 1st F40

Special mention to member Michelle Traynor also who had her first official race for Eagle AC at the run. Great to see Derek Costello and Dolores Gibbons having great runs too having both been out of action over recent months with injuries. They are both well on the mend now! Well done to all who took part on the day. No clubs listed in results but all those spotted are listed below. Please let us know if we’ve missed anyone.

Half Marathon Results

30.Gary Gibbons M45 1.45.20
32.Karen Bevan F40 1.45.29
42.Derek Costello M50 1.47.42
51.Olga O’Sullivan F40 1.49.57
56.Denis Carroll M55 1.50.29
61.Elaine Guinane F40 1.51.31
63.Michelle Traynor F40 1.52.09
67.Helen Cronin F35 1.53.08
81.Mairead Lonergan SF 1.55.11

10K Results

60.Eddie Trindle M40 51.13
144.Dolores Gibbons F45 57.01