Eagle AC – A Review of 2019!

Review by Colin O’Herlihy

See below for a summary of just a few of the many achievements and successes of Eagle AC members in 2019! Excerpts taken from Eagle AC Chairperson’s Colin O’Herlihy’s report from the club’s recent AGM. Thanks Colin for all the work in putting the detailed review of the year together!

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Eagle AC Summer Series Race 2019

 

In summary, it’s been a very encouraging year for Eagle AC. There were some great championship performances during the year and Eagle AC are now full contenders in Masters events at County, Provincial and National competitions. We also had the great honour of two club members, Ken Higgs and Alan O’Brien being selected to represent Ireland in the British & Irish Master XC International in Liverpool in November.

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Alan O’Brien and Ken Higgs representing both Eagle AC and Ireland at the International Masters XC in November!

Before talking about championship successes in 2019, there were some other highlights that stood out for me, nothing to do with medals or times; we had Anne Murphy, Jacqueline Slyne and Niall McSweeney reaching the milestone of 100 park runs, Denis Carroll ran 100 races during 2019 and James Quinlan completed 12 marathons for the year, this latter one is not recommended by the way! So there’s plenty more to running than simply chasing times, although most people I suspect don’t believe a word of that!

It was another great year on the championship front, getting close to the total of 95 medals won in 2018, with 89 medals secured. The break-down was as follows:-
• 39 County
• 25 Provincial
• 21 National
• 4 International
The medals were won by 25 members, with 13 different members winning a National medal. The championship medals were as follows:-
In February, National masters XC in Dundalk, Damian Kenneally was a scoring member of the Cork team that won silver but a great achievement for the club was the M65 Club silver medal, secured by Ken Higgs, John Quigley and Pat Twomey. All three were also scoring members on the Cork team that also took the silver medal. A national team medal for the club is a great achievement and shouldn’t be underestimated.
Also in February was the Munster Masters Indoor track & Field in Nenagh. A strong contingent from the club secured 9 medals between them; Ken Higgs 2 gold & 1 silver, Neil Kingston 1 silver, Hugh McSweeney 2 silver and John Sheehan 1 silver & 2 bronze.
In March, Munster Roads championship in Dundrum, Co. Tipperary. Thanks to Tom Fox for getting a competitive M50 team out for the club, who secured a great silver medal. In addition to Tom, the scoring members were Tony Cambridge and John Sheehan, both of whom were also scoring members on the Cork team that won the silver medal in the County competition.
Also in March was the National Indoor Masters in Athlone in which Ken Higgs won 1 silver & 1 bronze, Neil Kingston 1 bronze and Hugh McSweeney a fantastic 2 golds, all great achievements in a national competition.
March, County Road Championships in Castlelyons. A fantastic turnout by the club on the day with 37 members competing. A brilliant team double gold was achieved in the M35 and M50 competitions. This would have been outside of any realistic targets a short few years ago. I want to thank sincerely the work put in by both club captains, Karen Bevan and Damian Kenneally, not just in getting a huge contingent out for this race bur for all their work as captains during the year, and most importantly by leading by example. The M35 team were made up of Damian, Mark Murphy, Alan O’Brien and Mark Smith. A brilliant performance by Alan saw him finish 2nd master overall and 2nd M35. It was also great to see a newer member, Mark Murphy secure a gold medal. We know we are very strong at M50 grade in all competitions and gold was secured by Tony Cambridge, Tom Fox and Pat O’Connor. It wasn’t all about the two team golds there were great individual medals, particularly for the ladies, with Anne-Marie Power and Anne Murphy securing silver medals and Karen Bevan a bronze. The men didn’t do too bad either, as well as Alan’s individual medals, Damian Kenneally was a great 3rd overall in the Novice competition, Mark Smith and Richard Piotrowski won their categories, Pat O’Connor and Pat Twomey coming 2nd in theirs, and Tom Fox 3rd.

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Eagle Ladies take on the County Roads Championships in Castlelyons!

May week-end, Munster HM, Limerick. Alan O’Brien out in a superb, and possibly overlooked performance, in coming 3td overall and 2nd M35 with a blistering 68:55. To put that into perspective, his pace was 5:15 minute miling for 13.1 miles!
May, County T&F, CIT. A successful day for the Eagle team, winning 13 medals in total, led by Richard Hawkins with 2 gold & 2 silver. Richard also continued a great Eagle tradition in the shot putt with a silver medal! The other medallists were Tom Fox, 2 silver, Ken Higgs 2 gold, Neil Kingston 1 gold & 1 bronze and Pat Murphy 1 silver.
Munster Masters T&F. Further success with pretty much the same team as competed at the County championships, with 8 medals in total; Tom Fox 2 silver, Ken Higgs 2 gold & 1 silver, Neil Kingston 1 silver, Pat Murphy 1 silver and Richard Piotrowski 1 gold.
August, Cork 10 mile road championship. Led home by a big PB in a time of 53:37, Vivian Foley was 2nd master overall but a fantastic win the female competition with Karen Bevan securing the gold medal.
October County Novice & Master XC. As usual Alan O’Brien just went about his business and secured a fantastic win in the Novice competition in what is always hugely competitive, XC championships in Cork.
October BH weekend, National Marathon Championships, Dublin. A fantastic and proud day for the club, with Aoife Cooke winning the ladies senior title with a brilliant performance of 2:32, placing her 5th overall in the international race itself.

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Aoife Cooke – National Marathon Champion!!

Her performance anchored a brilliant senior team bronze for the Eagle AC ladies team, alongside Sandra Manning and Catherine Murphy, both of who ran great PBs on the day. National senior medals are a rarity for the club so we should be very proud of what the girls achieved. The men did okay too! It was enormously satisfying to win back the M50 team gold, a competition we have dominated in recent years and without doubt shows that we have the greatest strength in depth at this grade nationally. They were led home with a brilliant 2:51 by Martin Leahy, which also secured him an individual silver in the M55 competition, alongside two great sub-3s by Tom Fox and Brian Maguire. And with all that happening, Mark Smith ran a brilliant PB of 2:27, winning the gold medal in the M40 category. This is one of the toughest categories in running, with some huge names on its roll of honour so it was a fantastic achievement by Mark.
November County Master XC in Castlelyons. 5 medals were won in total, Ken Higgs 1 gold, Pat Murphy 1 bronze, with the M50 team securing a great M50 silver, made up of Richard Hawkins, Denis Looney and Pat Murphy.
As already referenced, it was huge honour to have Ken Higgs and Alan O’Brien selected for the British & Irish Master XC International in Liverpool in November. But not did only get selected but they put in two brilliant performances on the day itself, both securing podium spots in their individual categories and both scoring on the Irish teams that also medalled, with Alan on the gold winning Irish M40 team and Ken on the bronze winning M70 team. Well done to you both!
November Munster Master XC, Beaufort, Co. Kerry. And to round off the championship year, the ever-consistent Richard Piotrowski wins gold.

 

It wasn’t all about the championship races, there was plenty more going on also, the highlights of which were:-
WE had 45 finishers in the Dungarvan 10, with category prizes for Vivian Foley, Pat O’Connor and Richard Piotrowski in what is a highly competitive race. Mike Forder ran his first sub-60 and in a preview of what was to come, Catherine Murphy recorded a PB and first sub-70, with Martin Leahy commencing his comeback after a long injury layoff with a 69:08.
The Barcelona HM in February doubled up as an Eagle AC away day, with 13 members competing, nearly as many in the support crew and a great few days had by all!
In late March, online we were avidly following the progress of Hugh McSweeney who competed in the World Masters in Poland in the 60M and 200M.
March saw lots of PBs and great performances in the Mallow, a race with 1,500 finishers. True to form, fist Eagle home, in a brilliant 52.41, 5th overall and 1st M35 was Alan O’Brien. Tony Cambridge and Tom Fox made it a 1,2 in the M50 category and Richard Piotrowski continued his great for over the longer distances with 1st M70. Our mixed team were a very credible 5th out of 41 teams.

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Before the off at Mallow 10 Miler!

April saw an annual assault on the Boston marathon, with 6 finishers from the club, led home ion a fantastic 2:42 by Vivian Foley, 6th Irishman home in this prestigious event.
April also had Mark Smith showing us the form he was coming into, with a 2:33 in the London marathon, despite injury concerns.
Closer to home, Alan O’Brien and Derek O’Keeffe (1st and 3rd respectively) filled 2 of the 3 podium spots in the Great Railway Run 10K.
June BH weekend is Cork City marathon weekend. It’s an event that doesn’t usually attract big numbers from the club between weather concerns and the attraction of the Autumn marathons. We had 14 finishers, led home by the ever-consistent Vivian Foley in an excellent time on what is now a tough marathon course, in 2:44, for 1st M45 and a fantastic 10th place overall. There were category wins in the HM for Tom Fox and Martin Leahy.
Alan O’Brien continued his brilliant year outside of marathon running with a superb 31:58 to win the Courtmacsherry 10K at the end of June.
August saw the completion of another successful Eagle AC Summer Series with the Rathcormac Road Race. I want to thank Damian Kenneally again for all his hard work in organising the series and getting the troops out. 39 members completed the series, with 70 members taking part is at least one race. There were two very worthy winners, probably the two most consistent runners in the club in 2019, being Catherine Murphy and Tom Fox. It was great to see two new members claim podium spots also, Michelle Traynor and Daniel Dransfield. There were also category wins for Mairead Lonergan, Elaine Guinane, Ber Looney, Ray Harrington, Ruairi Egan, Ken Higgs and Richard Piotrowski, with another new member, Brian Hegarty taking the Most Improved title. Well done all! It would be great to see the series continue into 2020, it’s a great way of supporting some of the smaller club races in the county, for which the host clubs are always appreciative of, plus it fills the void left by the cessation of the Ballycotton 5 mile Summer series.
Early September saw the irrepressible Alan O’Brien go under 15 minutes for 5K when finishing 2nd overall in 14:58 in the St.Lukes 5K, followed two days later by another man who’s hard to keep down, Vivian Foley, with a 2nd place overall in the Dingle HM.
Mid-September brings the Charleville HM and a chance to put all that Dublin marathon mileage to a good test. Alan O’Brien produced yet another sub-70. We had 28 finishers in total, many sporting great PBs. Richard Piotrowski showed the great range he has, although known for track and 5Ks, he ran a fantastic 1:34 to win the M70 category. Sandra Manning also showed that her hard work in training was starting to pay off with a brilliant PB and first sub-90.

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Charleville Half Marathon 2019 – Glenn Kenneally, Finbarr Lehane and Ruairi Egan

Next followed what was probably the craziest week of racing I have seen in a long, long while. Mark Smith runs a superb PB and 2:28 in the Berlin marathon and less than a week later finishes 2nd in a mind-boggling 1:21 in the Cork to Cobh 15 miler! Mark’s Berlin pace was 5:39 min per mile, for 26 and a ¼ of them – brilliant running!
Cork to Cobh saw new member Aoife Cooke romp home in the women’s race in what was a part training run for the Dublin marathon. Aoife ran 1:27, for 9th place overall but even more significantly, in the first sub-1:30 in the long history of this race. And a further glimpse that the omens for Dublin were good, Sandra Manning and Martin Leahy both had category wins.
In between Cork to Cobh and Dublin, our ladies captain, Karen, put all her training and hard work on the line in the Chicago marathon; and as usual, Karen didn’t fail to deliver, with a 14 min PB, coming home in a fantastic 3:12. Ian Roche ran a great 3:20 PB in Amsterdam and another superbly consistent performer, Derek O’Keeffe scorched to a 1:14 PB in the half.
Then all eyes turned to the Dublin marathon. I’ve already gone through all the medal winning results but this is not to ignore other brilliant performances on the day, just reward for lots of hard work put in. Some of the standouts for me were Ruari Egan’s brilliant 3:16 PB, followed just behind by Finbarr Lehane in 3:17. Dermot Slyne, having spent most of the Summer battling injury pulled out another sub-3, with Vincent O’Sullivan debuting at the distance in an excellent 3:07. The time was matched by Dave O’Keeffe, which was great to see after his race came to a horrible end, as Dave ran himself to the ground, close to the finish a couple of years previously. Gary Gibbons had a great sub 3:30 followed closely by great runs by Helen Cronin and Mairead Lonergan in 3:35 and 3:36 respectively. To round off, newer member Karen Kelleher ran an excellent sub-4, along with the ever-competitive Olive Dooley, also home in under 4 hour. Well done to all, including those I haven’t mentioned.

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Post DCM Celebrations!

Mid-November saw a brilliant 33:29 PB by Damian Kenneally, for 2nd overall in the Thomas Kent 10K, with Richard Piotrowski picking up yet another category win. The day before, a man who seems to be getting quicker as he gets older, Mike McGrath ran an excellent 1:30 in the Listowel HM, for 2nd place in the M50 race.
Towards the end of November, Aoife Cooke showed her class again, blasting home in 21:43 in the Glenville 4 miler, with club captain Damian showing the way with a superb 20:55 PB to take 3rd overall in the men’s race.
The end of the first week of December sees the hugely popular Waterford HM. Another HM, another sub-70 for Alan O’Brien, on what is becoming a tough course, finishing 5th overall in a very competitive field. Pat O’Connor secured the category win in the M50 race.
And to round off the year, we had two podium finishes in the two big, competitive races over the festive period; fittingly, they went to the two men who led the way with times and performances all year long, Alan O’Brien in the Belgooly 4 mile and Mark Smith in the Togher 5K.

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Pat O’Connor and Vincent O’Sullivan in Coachford!

Amsterdam Marathon 2019 Trip Report by Ian Roche

Amsterdam Marathon 2019

By Ian Roche

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Richard, Derek and Ian

It all started early in 2019 when Derek O’Keeffe and myself agreed that we would plan for Amsterdam in 2019. Both of us had done it before and enjoyed it so figured that we would go back for seconds. There are a few nice things to note with the Amsterdam Marathon:
• Easy to get to from Cork. Direct flight out on a Saturday 6am and returned on the Monday 9pm.
• Cheap flights, approx. €80 if booked early.
• Nice flat course.
• Has a Half and 10k for people not interested in the Marathon (Note: cannot switch from Marathon to Half)
• No qualifying or lottery, just log on and book a number.
• A week before Dublin so can train with people doing Dublin.
• My favourite – it starts and ends in the Olympic stadium.

The Prep

Like all good students Derek and myself started to train over the Spring and get the miles in (mine much slower than Derek’s!!). Summer holidays came and went and started to ramp up the training. Things were going well till a ping on my left knee outside Silversprings meant trouble. Off to John Flynn for some urgent physio and wasn’t bad enough to stop but no track and no high mileage.
In the meantime I met Derek and he had a chipped ankle and torn ligaments. He allegedly fell off a step by the Mercy but I think he was concentrating on keeping his pink runners clean and he threw himself off the step to avoid a puddle, we will never know.
Things started looking up for both of us in August and September but time ran out for Derek and he chose to train for a fast Half instead. I had already entered the Full and booked flights so was going anyway.

Getting there

Getting to Amsterdam is remarkably easy from Cork. Direct flight Sat at 6am and there before 9 local time. Derek tried an alternate route going out the night before as it is a very early start to make a 6AM flight.
At the airport it’s possible to get a 3 day pass for all trams/trains within Amsterdam so worth it if you plan to sightsee a bit. We had booked a place not far from the start line out by Vondelpark. We used https://www.amsterdamstay.com/ which seemed to be a local Airbnb type setup. The owners were great and left us drop bags at 11AM so we avoided dragging them around the Expo. The Expo was within a mile and you pass the Stadium. It is usually possible to go in and look around the Stadium.

The Race

The bag drop was unusual in that you can go to any desk and they tag your number with a sticker. No need to find the table that matches your bib number. The start was slow to get in to the Stadium as I left it a bit late to get there. Plan to be there at least 1 hour ahead of the start.
The track inside the stadium is segmented into colours based on planned time. I was in the 2nd wave and made my way to that pen. The elites were off ,then the fasties, then me. I was at the back of the pen due to my late arrival. Within the first kilometre we hit an issue. Roadworks narrowed the course so much that we were stopped dead on the road. People all around were freaking out but it opened up fine after that spot. Actually mailed the organisers to ask how this happened and they assured me it would be looked at for next year.
The first 5 miles snaked around the city and I found it hard to get a rhythm. By roughly mile 10 I hit the Amstel river and it started to get easier. Pushed on to the half way mark which is a turn back towards the City and next thing I was at 20 miles. Mile 22 to 24 seemed to be a drag, all along the same canal for a few miles. I did see four 6 foot tall Duracell Bunnies so had to give one a high 5 to make sure they were real!!

The end of the Amsterdam race is fantastic. It’s actually downhill slightly and with about 250m to go you enter the stadium through the tunnel. It felt like being John Treacy in the Olympics (but just a little slower). A short half lap of the track and job done. Made it in just over 3:20 which was a PB so happy days.
Meanwhile, the Half started from a different spot but also ended in the same stadium. I waited around to see how Derek would get on. The Half overlapped the end of the Marathon a little. I think it was close to the 5 hour mark runners. The first few in the Half came through like cheetahs with a cyclist in front flat out. I didn’t have to wait long for Derek who came blazing through so fast that I missed him and got a photo of his back!! He came through in a fast time of 1:16 which was a PB.

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Derek O’Keeffe flying past!

Last but not least we realised that Richie was also in town the same weekend. He figured he would take on the Half after being out at the Amsterdam Dance festival (which looked amazing) the previous evening. Brave man. He came home in a respectable 1:43.

To end the day we retired to the rooftop garden and drank our own weight in liquid carbohydrate. I would highly recommend the race but get to the Stadium early on race day and be at the barrier of your area first to go!

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Some Eagle AC Race Results Christmas 2019

80549250_829106230851559_3476085614414135296_oThursday 26th December

Belgooly 4 Mile

Plenty of members at this 5k in Belgooly on St. Stephen’s Day. Special mention to Alan O’Brien who picked up a podium position when finishing in 3rd place with a brilliant time of 20.19 and also to Pat and Joaquim who picked up category prizes!

3. Alan O’Brien M40 20.19
25. Pat O’Connor M50 24.37
27. Tom Fox M50 24.43
31. Daniel Dransfield M 25.12
56. Richard Hawkins M50 26.58
64. Ken Nyhan M40 27.14
73. Joaquim Rachao M60 27.34
113. David Lynch M50 29.16
120. Alan Bateman M45 29.45
130. Adelle O’Connor F45 30.05
133. Eddie Trindle M40 30.16
136. Denis Looney M50 30.20
139. Helen Cronin F35 30.27
241. Frances O’Connor F60 34.13
264. Ber Looney F50 35.13
293. Geraldine Corcoran F40 36.35
Sunday 29th December

Togher 5k

Lots of Eagles in Togher for this hugely popular 5k on Sunday 29th December. Podium finish for Mark Smith with a brilliant time of 15.40. Training partner Damian Kenneally was right behind in 5th place with a time of 15.45! Category prizes for Pat O Connor and Richard Piotrowski also ! Special mention to Karen Bevan too who ran sub 20 minutes for the first time and to Martin O’Leary who ran a great first race back after a long layout with injury. Well done to all who took part.

3. Mark Smith M40 15.40
5. Damian Kenneally M 15.45
32. Dermot Slyne M40 17.23
47. Pat O’Connor M50 18.11
54. Tom Fox M50 18.27
75. Mark Murphy M40 18.53
87. Darren Casey M40 19.21
92. Sandra Manning F 19.25
109. Damien Helleboid M 19.47
116. Martin Daly M45 19.52
117. Karen Bevan F40 19.52
145. Niall McSweeney M 20.16
156. Jack Murphy M 20.40
164. Siobhan Holland F40 20.44
165. Gary Gibbons M45 20.46
174. Richard Piotrowski M70 20.55
178. David O’Callaghan M55 21.02
179. Mairead Lonergan F 21.03
180. Ruairi Egan M50 21.03
181. Denis Carroll M60 21.04
220. Martin O’Leary M 21.55
247. Denis Looney M50 22.19
260. Michelle Cheung F 22.35
279. Paul Cotter M60 23.04
293. Brian Hegarty M 23.09
328. Tamara Lopez F 23.53
411. Robyn Dransfield F 25.05
416. Sean Lucey M 25.10
421. Frances O’Connor F60 25.14
448. Dolores Gibbons F45 25.46
451. Ber Looney F50 25.49
495. Jacqueline Slyne F40 26.50

Saturday 4th January

Run the Line 5k, Carrigaline

2. Daniel Dransfield 19.23
6. Ken Nyhan 20.54
16. Andrew O’Farrell 23.08
32. Frances O’Connor 25.59

Sunday 5th January

BHAA ESB XC 5K
The first BHAA race of 2020 took place last Sunday with plenty of Eagle names spotted in the category prizes. Well done to all members who took part!

3rd M60 Denis Carroll 22.02
3rd M65 Andrew O’Farrell 24.20
1st M70 Richard Piotrowski 21.31
2nd M70 Ken Higgs 22.51
2nd F40 Siobhan Holland 22.32
3rd F40 Olga O’Sullivan 23.39
2nd F45 Marie Therese Brady 24.39

Parkrun Results

See below for the local Parkrun results over Christmas.

Saturday 21st December

Ballincollig

13. Pat O’Connor 19.21
17. Donal Hannigan 19.40
44. Dermot Gallagher 22.00
49. Denis Looney 22.24
56. Siobhan Holland 22.39
88. Tamara Lopez 23.49
94. Brian Hegarty 23.58
175. Bernadette Looney 26.59
255. Jacqueline Slyne 31.43
256. Dermot Slyne 31.43
324. Derek Costello 38.00

Glen River
17. Denis Carroll 23.26
34. Michael Dooley 25.44

Clonakilty

7. Adelle O’Connor 23.59

Wednesday 25th December

Ballincollig

1.Sean O’Keeffe 17.33
17. Donal Hannigan 19.18
41. Dermot Slyne 21.17
59. Siobhan Holland 22.10
80. Olga O’Sullivan 23.12
93. Denis Carroll 23.38
164. Brian Hegarty 26.06
227. Tamara Lopez 28.57
229. Michael Dooley 29.01
346. Jacqueline Slyne 39.19

Saturday 28th December
Ballincollig

5. Donal Hannigan 19.12
10. Glenn Kenneally 20.29
106. Elaine Guinane 24.38
107. Helen Cronin 24.38
263. Jacqueline Slyne 31.15
306. Tamara Lopez 36.35

Glen River
13. David Lynch 22.29
15. Richard Hawkins 22.50
29. Michael Dooley 25.00

Castle Demense
8. Denis Carroll 22.38

Wednesday 1st December
Ballincollig

38. Siobhan Holland 21.29
65. Andrew O’Farrell 23.05
73. Olga O’Sullivan 23.31
155. Michael Dooley 26.19
168. Tamara Lopez 26.39
238. Darren Casey 28.45
239. Elaine Guinane 28.45
251. Jacqueline Slyne 29.13
252. Dermot Slyne 29.14
368. Derek Costello 39.29

Glen River

63. Andrew O’Farrell 24.58
65. Olga O’Sullivan 24.59
66. Michael Dooley 25.02
87. Tamara Lopez 26.11

Castlehaven
4. Pat O’Connor 22.03

Saturday 4th January

Ballincollig

22. Niall McSweeney 20.29
54. Siobhan Holland 22.06
72. Pat Twomey 22.59
79. Martin O’Leary 23.12
124. Helen Cronin 24.47
204. Dermot Slyne 27.17
320. Jacqueline Slyne 30.50
425. Derek Costello 36.29
443. Tamara Lopez 39.52

Glen River
22. Denis Carroll 24.01

Castle Demense
12. Richard Piotrowski 24.08

Melbourne

Well done to Finbarr Lehane who ran the Albert Parkrun in Melbourne last Saturday, 4th January. Finbarr had none other than Sonia O’Sullivan as his running partner!

118. Finbarr Lehane 23.45
(119. Sonia O’Sullivan 23.46!!)

Eagle AC @ Newmarket 5k, 15th December 2019

A very successful day for the 5 Eagle members who travelled to Newmarket today for the 5k. Ruairi Egan was the first Eagle home in a brilliant PB time of 19.22. Niall McSweeney paced a perfect sub 20 minute race finishing in 19.57. Karen Bevan picked up the prize for 1st F40 with her very impressive time of 20.11. Denis Carroll finished well up the field , finishing in 21.05, whilst Richard Piotrowski followed closely after, finishing in 21.08 . This ensured the M70 category win for Richard! Well done to all, brilliant running!

Duhallow AC Newmarket 5K Results 2019

93. Ruairi Egan 19.22 M50
113. Niall McSweeney 19.57 SM
124. Karen Bevan 22.11 F40
146. Denis Carroll 21.05 M60
149. Richard Piotrowski 21.08 M70

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Karen, Richard and Ruairi before the off!

Eagle AC at Waterford Half Marathon, 7th December 2019

Report by Ruairi Egan

 

16 Eagles took part in last Saturday’s popular Waterford Half marathon. The course was reported to be a little more difficult than usual with some changes due to roadworks adding to the elevation but that didn’t prevent some great times being recorded. Making the headlines once again was Alan O’Brien with a 5th place finish overall in a stunning sub 70 time of 69:47, very well done to Alan. Next home was Pat O’Connor who won the M50 category with Daniel Dransfield rounding out our top 3. Super run from Pat who is getting through some amount of racing at the moment.
Annemarie Power, making a return to road racing, was first Eagle lady back in a great time of 1:30:22, followed by Elaine Guinane and Siobhan Holland.
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Pat O’Connor picking up his category prize for 1st M50

Well done to all, full details below:
Place Last Name  First Name  Bib Gun Time  Chip Time Pace  Category
 
5. O’Brien Alan 3028 1:09:48  1:09:47  5:20/M  Open  Eagle A.C.
82. O’ Connor Pat 2457  1:24:24  1:24:23  6:27/M  M50  Eagle A.C.
130. Dransfield  Daniel  676 1:28:09 1:28:00  6:44/M  MS Eagle A.C.
193. Power Annemarie 2268 1:30:33  1:30:22  6:55/M F45 Eagle A.C.
326. Daly Martin 557  1:35:33  1:35:06  7:18/M  M45  Eagle A.C.
374. Hannigan Donal 1010  1:37:08  1:36:20 7:25/M  M40  Eagle A.C.
388. Nyhan  Ken 1879  1:37:42  1:36:58  7:27/M  M40  Eagle A.C.
402. Guinane Elaine  981  1:38:16  1:37:34  7:30/M  F40  Eagle A.C.
511. Holland Siobhan 1122 1:40:31 1:39:59 7:40/M F40 Eagle A.C.
554. O’Sullivan  Adrian  2186 1:42:01  1:41:13  7:47/M  M40  Eagle A.C.
589.  Corcoran  Nora  427  1:43:10  1:41:43  7:52/M  F40  Eagle A.C.
723. McCann David  1533  1:46:24  1:44:33 8:07/M M40  Eagle A.C.
803. Trindle  Eddie  2589  1:48:18  1:47:29  8:16/M  M40  Eagle A.C.
1548. Dransfield  Robyn 677 2:04:57  2:02:44  9:32/M  F35  Eagle A.C.
1721. McCarthy John 1558  2:10:27 2:08:15  9:57/M  M40 Eagle A.C
2011. Twomey Evan 2601  2:23:12  2:19:34 10:56/M40  Eagle A.C.

Chicago Marathon 2019 Race Report by Karen Bevan

By Karen Bevan

From my first marathon in Cork 2014, I pretty much knew that I was hooked! Not because it was a good marathon, but because it was so very bad & hurt so much, I knew I could only do better the next time.  So, with a lot of support from club mates & friends (you know who you are) I set about improving my marathon.

Some people love the speed and all out pain of a 5k or sprinting flat out on the track but for me it’s the marathon, that will always win out as my favourite race. I enjoy the training that it takes to get ready for the start line, the long runs, the long tempos and the friendships built along the way. In a strange way, I also like the unpredictability of the race itself.  The first win is getting to the start line in good enough shape to reach your goal. The second win is getting to the finish line, knowing that there is a point that it’s going to hurt, but making the decision to keep on going. The third win is hopefully achieving your target!

I had to think about where and when did this all begin. That’s the strange thing about Eagle AC club nights out; you think you are heading out to catch up with club-mates, maybe celebrate after a race. However, over the course of the night the conversation turns to goals, someone plants a seed/target, someone else agrees it’s a good idea, and then before you know it you’re training for a marathon (hopefully this is not just me!)

That’s where it started, Ruairi Egan (as the above unnamed person who agreed to the crazy target) and I set about setting a ‘good base’ back in February. Ruairi had his sights set on Dublin, while my plan was to head to Chicago along with Derek Costello. We teased out a marathon program, with the help of some of the ‘pro’ runners in our club and got stuck into that training plan in early June. We had a great summer of training alongside many other Eagles, who I won’t name for fear of leaving people out, then suddenly it was taper time and time to put all the training to the test. Very disappointingly Derek got an injury and despite his ‘never give up’ attitude he was unable to travel to Chicago this year.

 

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So, on my 8th Marathon I landed on the start line in Chicago, on October 13th, 2019. This was not only my first visit to Chicago but my first trip to America and travelling with me on this trip was my husband Danny & daughter Lily.  I have to say I was a bit blown away by the scale of the place – huge buildings line the never-ending lake Michigan, with about 23 miles of running/ cycling paths along the shoreline. It is a magnificent and very beautiful city.

The two days leading up to race were very cold but race day itself was about 9 degrees, a bright & sunny autumn morning, perfect in my book. Yes, there was wind, I’m pretty sure there will always be wind in Chicago.

The Marathon itself is a monstrous undertaking. 45 000 runners line up to run, and I must say the organisation of such a large-scale event was amazing. It’s an early start, filling into ‘Millennium Park’ between 5:30 and 6am, on a cold & dark morning. On entering the park, it’s a bit like airport security, only sealed liquids allowed & any opened bottles must be discarded, bags checked and anything not clearly visible is dumped. It was freezing cold, despite several layers of clothes, but the stewards & participants alike are all so helpful and happy that you can’t help but feel excited. We were all directed to our various starting corrals and at 7:38 am our wave D was underway.

The best thing about the start of the Chicago marathon is the width of the road.  There is plenty of space, once out of the corral I was on race pace from the very start. The worst thing about starting Chicago Marathon is the watch. Surrounded by tall buildings and running underneath the city through ‘Whacker Drive’, your watch has no idea what is going on. Despite promising you that it has GPS, when it starts beeping sub 5-minute miles you know that there is something up!

There’s no chance of getting thirsty in the Chicago marathon! There is a water/ Gatorade station every 1-2 miles with stewards lining the streets holding out cups for you. These are no ordinary stewards, they must be the most enthusiastic stewards in the world, they never stop telling you that ‘you got this’ or ‘you’re doing great’ and after a while you kind of start to believe them!

The support overall was amazing, I cannot remember any point of the race without crowds of people cheering you on, holding signs, telling you to ‘hustle’, or telling you that you are a crazy and wonderful human being!

Before I knew it, I was at the half- way point. This is where with the help of my watch, a pace band and some maths, I realized that at 1:34, I had gone out a bit too fast! After a decision not to panic, I ran on and convinced myself I was feeling good. This is where I spotted my chief supporters and after a boost with my ‘Go Mommy’ shout, I was back in action.

I carried on and felt pretty good up to mile 21. That’s when the end of marathon fatigue was setting in, so I distracted myself with important decisions like whether or not to have a gel, what would I order at the cheesecake factory when I finished or just taking my time through the water-stations, again soaking up some of the volunteers enthusiasm, and mile by mile made it through.

The last mile of Chicago throws a lot at you, there is the ‘Bio-freeze’ tent, which promises to take all your pain away if you just stop in for 20 seconds, followed by a truck serving beer, but I resisted both and carried on. Finally, there is the hill, well it’s more of an overpass/ bridge, on an average day this would not be a problem but at mile 26 with 400 meters to go, it’s tough. I have a vivid memory of one lovely man standing at the top of the hill shouting ‘this is it, the last turn!’. He was not lying, once we turned the corner there it was, downhill with the wind behind to the lovely finish line, made all the lovelier when there is a PB on the clock, 3:12:29.

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Karen after finishing the race with a 14 minute PB!!

Once across the finish line there are rows of volunteers again ready to help whoever needs it. They give you your medal, wrap you in a foil blanket, give you post race protein bars & fruit and a beer! Then you shuffle on to the ‘runners reunite area’ where you see the very welcome faces of your family & best supporters ever.

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I would highly recommend the Chicago Marathon; it was a great experience. The course is good for runners and spectators, as there are long out and back sections where the supporters may only have to walk across a block or two to see you a second time. The city is amazing and the support along the way is like nothing I have ever experience before. If ever you get the chance, I’d suggest you make the trip!

 

 

 

 

 

Eagle AC at Dublin City Marathon 2019

(Report by Mairead Lonergan, Ruairi Egan and Karen Bevan)

Dublin City Marathon 2019 took place on last Sunday, 27th October in what were near perfect running conditions. 33 members took to the start line in what would end up being one of the most successful and memorable days to date in Eagle AC’s history. From Individual Senior winning performances, to individual M40 and M55 medals,  to team Golds, to team Bronzes to many many PB’s, there was plenty to celebrate and discuss come lunch time in Doheny and Nesbitts!

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Finbarr Lehane, Darren Casey, Karen Bevan, Jonathan Kenneally , Ruairi Egan and Sandra Manning

Aoife Cooke produced a stunning display when running a time of 2.32.34 to win the Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship and, as a result the Senior Female Gold medal. This performance came as no surprise to those who have witnessed the amount of training Aoife has put in to prepare for the race over the past number of months along with club mates and training partners Damian Kenneally and Mark Smith. We were absolutely delighted to see all of her dedication and training pay off on the day!

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Aoife Cooke  – National Marathon Champion!!!

Speaking of Mark Smith, he ran a new PB of 2.27.42, just 4 weeks after running a 2.28 in Berlin!! Mark finished in 29th position overall and his time earned him an M40 Gold National medal! Sean O Keeffe ran another great sub 2.45 marathon with his time of 2.44.20. Martin Leahy had a hugely impressive race when finishing 2.51.28. This time ensured that Martin claimed the National M55 Silver medal! Six other club members ran sub 3 on the day – Damian Kenneally, Mike Forde, Donal Dowling, Brian McGuire , Tom Fox and Dermot Slyne. Tom and Brian’s PB’s along with Martin’s ensured that the Eagle M50 team won National Gold! Their total time of 8.47.02 gave a 23 minute cushion over runners up Raheny – Shamrock AC. Brilliant performances by Martin , Brian and Tom!

Vincent O’Sullivan completed his first marathon in a great time of 3.07.29. (Rumour has it that he is already planning his next one!!) David O Keeffe ( 3.07.58) and Darren Casey (3.11.01) both had very steady runs also. Sandra Manning was the second Eagle lady to cross the line in a brilliant PB time of 3.08.13. Third lady to finish was Catherine Murphy (another PB!!) in 3.14.06. Aoife, Sandra and Catherine’s times ensured another team medal for Eagle AC, this time in the Senior Female category. The girls claimed National Bronze when finishing 3rd Female Senior team. Karen Bevan finished just behind Catherine in 3.15.41, a brilliant time just 2 weeks after her 3.12 in Chicago!!

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Sandra Manning looking like she could run another 26 miles!!

Karen’s training partners Ruairi Egan and Finbarr Lehane also claimed huge PBs on the day when their months of training paid off in spades with times of 3.16.34 and 3.17.05. James Quinlan ran ( we think!) his 11th marathon of the year, finishing comfortably under 3.30! John Sheehan and Gary Gibbons too finished comfortably under 3.30. Glenn Kenneally finished just over the 3.30 mark in 3.32.49. Helen Cronin, Mairead Lonergan, Eddie Trindle and Ken Nyhan ran and worked together for long periods of the race ensuring lots of shouts of ‘Go Eagle’ from the crowds which were much appreciated. They all too achieved PBs on the day with by far the most impressive one going to Ken – Ken took 25 minutes off his previous best time!! Amazing improvement and running by him! Siobhan Holland was the next Eagle to cross the line, just behind Ken with a 3.45.30.

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Gary Gibbons on his way to sub 3.30 pb!

Karen Kelleher had a great run on Sunday and broke the 4 hour mark for the first time. Karen’s training partner Olive also finished well under the 4 hour mark. Charlie Byrd ran a 4.02.11.Catherine McCarthy, despite injuries in the run up to the event ran a very steady sub 4.30 marathon. John Swanton also claimed a sub 4.30 time. Very steady and impressive runs too by Catherine O’Leary and Don Keogh, both finishing sub 4.45.

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John Swanton 

As well as being represented in the race itself, Eagle AC were also very well represented in the support stakes! It was great to see familiar faces on the route, providing runners with much needed encouragement and shouts! Ian Roche , Dolores Gibbons, Michelle Traynor, Daniel Luxton and Fergus Nugent were all spotted along the way. Special mention to Fergus who had been planning to run the race himself this year but unfortunately had to pull out due to injury. We hope that he has a speedy recovery and is back running before too long.  Derek Costello was at his usual spot, outside the Clayton Hotel at mile 25 providing some much needed shouts of encouragement!! He also, of course captured plenty of photos!!  Due to injury Derek was unable to run this year but we are all hoping he will back running the streets of the Capital in 2020! We’re sure there were a few other members in the crowds on the day also – their support was definitely very much appreciated!

 

Well done to all our members who participated in DCM this year. It really was a great day for the club. It was brilliant to see all of the hard work and dedication that members have put in over the past year paying off! On that point, a special mention needs to be given to those in the club who have provided support, training plans and advice throughout club training for Dublin this year. So a massive thank you to Damian Kenneally, Elaine Guinane, Darren Casey, Ruairi O Callaghan, Neil Kingston & Mark Smith. These guys have been the backbone to the Dublin training plans and it is no coincidence that with such a talented bunch of runners providing direction, the club did so well on the day.

All that’s left to say?? Roll on DCM 2020!!

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Post race analysis in Doheny and Nesbitts!

 

Eagle AC Dublin City Marathon Results 2019

No Name Gender Gen Pos Category Cat Pos Club Chip Time Pos
63 Mark Smith Male 29 M40 2 EAGLE A.C. 02:27:42 29
120 Aoife Cooke Female 8 FS 8 EAGLE A.C. 02:32:34 55
3940 Sean O’Keeffe Male 135 M40 35 EAGLE A.C. 02:44:20 152
20705 Martin Leahy Male 248 M55 2 EAGLE A.C. 02:51:28 274
3687 Damian Kenneally Male 269 M35 80 EAGLE A.C. 02:52:20 293
20733 Mike Forde Male 410 M40 117 EAGLE A.C. 02:56:23 447
2988 Donal Dowling Male 431 M40 126 EAGLE A.C. 02:56:51 477
5370 Brian McGuire Male 483 M50 17 EAGLE A.C. 02:57:32 534
4192 Tom Fox Male 486 M50 18 EAGLE A.C. 02:57:33 538
20553 Dermot Slyne Male 588 M40 169 EAGLE A.C. 02:58:58 653
8056 Vincent O’ SullivanMale 898 M40 271 EAGLE A.C. 03:07:29 983
993 Sandra Manning Female 76 F35 15 EAGLE A..C. 03:08:13 1031
724 David O KeeffeMale 945 M40 281 EAGLE A.C. 03:07:58 1018
2277 Darren Casey Male 1137 M40 340 EAGLE A.C. 03:11:01 1209
7782 Catherine Murphy Female 118 F40 35 03:14:06 1399
2533 Karen Bevan Female 135 F40 42 EAGLE A.C. 03:15:41 1497
2043 Ruairi Egan Male 1451 M50 101 EAGLE A.C. 03:16:34 1562
2985 Finbarr Lehane Male 1482 M45 282 EAGLE A.C 03:17:05 1597
4195 James Quinlan Male 2201 M40 631 03:26:25 2430
2761 John Sheehan Male 2378 M50 183 EAGLE A.C. 03:28:10 2665
915 Gary Gibbons Male 2720 M45 532 EAGLE A.C. 03:29:08 2840
2922 Glenn Kenneally Male 2853 M40 811 EAGLE A.C. 03:32:49 324
3490 Helen Cronin F35 03:35:44
10185 Mairead Lonergan Female 449 FS 105 EAGLE A.C. 03:36:21 3606
7847 Eddie Trindle Male 3112 M40 876 EAGLE A.C. 03:36:26 3610
14973 Ken Nyhan Male 3802 M40 1052 03:43:51 4527
886 Siobhan Holland Female 709 F40 210 EAGLE A.C. 03:45:30 4741
12961 Karen Kelleher Female 1313 F40 406 EAGLE A.C. 03:56:41 6685
9849 Olive Dooley Female 1333 F40 413 EAGLE A.C. 03:57:21 6829
4970 Charlie Byrd Male 6071 M50 610 04:02:11 7733
15367 Catherine McCarthy Female 3357 F45 745 EAGLE A.C. 04:28:24 11362
8645 John Swanton Male 8683 M35 1708 EAGLE A.C. 04:29:53 11540
11199 Catherine O’Leary Female 3815 FS 626 EAGLE A.C. 04:39:30 12608
13012 Don Keogh MS 1499 01:05:35 04:44:20

 

(Photos thanks to Derek Costello )

Charleville Half Marathon 15th September 2019

Report by Ruairi Egan

As usual, the club was well represented by 28 members in Charleville on Sunday 15th September at the annual half marathon. 1,200 runners set out on a dry but pretty humid morning. There were quite a few PB’s set on the relatively flat course. Alan O’Brien was first home, recording another superb sub 70, with Mark Smith and Derek O’Keefe next over the line for the club. Sandra Manning led the ladies challenge with her first sub 90 half, well done to Sandra, with Michelle Traynor and Mairead Lonergan making up our top 3.
In the age categories, we had a win for Richard Piotrowski in the M70 and 3rd place for Andrew O’Farrell in the M65 section.
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Alan Bateman, Tom Fox, Dermot Slyne and Mike Forde before the start.

Well done to all who took part.
8,  Alan O’BRIEN (#18) 01:09:11 01:09:09 Elite (8) Male  (8)
27. Mark SMITH (#676) 01:14:42  01:14:40 O40 (6) Male  (26)
49.  Sean O’KEEFFE (#479) 01:18:16 01:18:12 O40 (12) Male (48)
60.  Derek O’KEEFFE (#618) 01:19:31 01:19:26 O45 (5) Male  (59)
116. Michael FORDE (#897) 01:24:03 01:23:58 O40 (33) Male  (111)
139. Dermot SLYNE (#1259) 01:24:44 01:24:39 O40 (40) Male  (132)
147. Tom FOX (#493)  01:25:14 01:25:08 O50 (6) Male  (140)
154. Damian KENNEALLY (#68) 01:25:32 01:25:29 Open (51) Male  (147)
155. Vincent O SULLIVAN (#610) 01:25:45 01:25:40 O40 (48) Male  (148)
201. Alan BATEMAN (#232)  01:28:54 01:28:48 O45 (25) Male  (189)
206. Sandra MANNING (#490) 01:29:25 01:29:19 Open (4)  Female  (13)
218. Ruairi EGAN (#1398) 01:29:44 01:29:37 O50 (11) Male  (204)
252. Ian ROCHE (#1091) 01:31:52 01:31:42  O40 (70) Male  (233)
268. Finbarr LEHANE (#814)  01:32:41 01:32:35 O45 (35) Male  (246)
274. Glenn KENNEALLY (#818) 01:33:04 01:32:57 O40 (73) Male  (252)
294. Mike MCGRATH (#606)  01:33:45 01:33:38  O55 (6) Male  (269)
333. Richard PIOTROWSKI (#1280) 01:35:01 01:34:54 O70 (1)  Male  (304)
377. Mike O CONNOR (#545) 01:37:20 01:37:10 Open (131) Male  (343)
420. Michelle TRAYNOR (#1415) 01:39:14 01:39:03 O40 (10) Female  (47)
503. Ken NYHAN (#213) 01:42:26 01:42:09 O40 (119) Male  (445)
505. Mairead LONERGAN (#382) 01:42:34 01:42:20 Open (25) Female  (60)
509. Helen Cronin (#1640) 01:42:42 01:42:24 Open (26) Female  (61)
543. Andrew MACDONALD (#821) 01:43:44 01:43:25 Open (180)  Male  (470)
575. Eddie TRINDLE (#447)  01:44:42 01:44:27 O40 (133) Male  (494)
628. Cian QUIGLEY (#1500)  01:46:37 01:46:18  Open (209)  Male  (531)
701. Karen KELLEHER (#1436) 01:50:25  01:49:44  O40 (27)  Female  (122)
775. Andrew O’FARRELL (#543) 01:54:36 01:54:16  O65 (3)  Male  (620)
1033 Robyn DRANSFIELD (#357) 02:08:06  02:07:12  Open (130 )  Female  (303)

Rathcormac 4 Mile and Overall Summer Series Results 2019

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Paul Cotter, Mike McGrath ( 1st M55) , Elaine Guinane and Mike Noonan

The Eagle AC Summer Series 2019 came to a close last Thursday night at the Rathcormac 4 Miler. Another great turnout with approx. 40 members taking part in the race.

First mention must go to Catherine Murphy who was 1st lady home on the night in a time of 25.51- her first race victory! Well done to Alan O Brien also who was 2nd M overall in a brilliant time of 19.53. There were a number of category prizes picked up by club members also – Michelle Traynor claimed first F35, Mark Smith 1st M35 and Mike McGrath, 1st M55. There were plenty of great runs and pbs by other members also. A mention to Daniel Luxton who ran his first official race for the club in his Eagle AC gear!

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Alan O’Brien 2nd M

Results
2. Alan O’Brien 19.53
4. Mark Smith M 20.50
18. Derek O’Keeffe M 23.54
20. Dermot Slyne M 24.15
23. Tom Fox M 24.26
28. Vincent O’Sullivan M 25.03
34. Mike McGrath M 25.44
38. Catherine Murphy F 25.51
39. Daniel Dransfield M 25.53
48. Finbarr Lehane M 26.18
49. Damian Kenneally M 26.18
54. James Quinlan M 26.29
56. Ray Harrington M 26.43
71. Richard Piotrowski M 27.20
72. Michelle Traynor F 27.24
80. Gary Gibbons M 27.40
92. Elaine Guinane F 28.03
93. Mark O’Keeffe M 28.03
96. Siobhan Holland F 28.09
98. Dermot Gallagher M 28.13
105. Cian Quigley M 28.43
108. Mairead Lonergan F 28.49
109. Denis Carroll M 28.55
113. Ken Nyhan M 29.10
125. Paul Cotter M 29.51
126. Michael Noonan M 29.57
130. Ken Higgs M 30.08
134. Olga O’Sullivan F 30.15
137. Michelle Cheung F 30.23
145. Denis Looney M 30.39
148. Marie Therese Brady F 30.43
155. Eddie Trindle M 31.16
164. Brian Hegarty M 31.31
173. Daniel Luxton M 31.55
190. Michael Dooley M 33.06
195. Dolores Gibbons F 33.17
228. Robyn Dransfield F 35.21
242. Jacqueline Slyne F 36.00
244. Evan Twomey M 36.02
245. Ber Looney F 36.04
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With the last race complete, the final standings for the series could be calculated! Claiming top spots this year were Catherine Murphy and Tom Fox , both of whom had very impressive performances throughout the entire series.

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Tom Fox – Summer Series 2019 Overall winner

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Catherine Murphy – Summer Series 2019 Overall winner

Second overall were Karen Bevan and Brian McGuire, with Michelle Traynor and Daniel Dransfield claiming the 3rd spots. The male categories were won by Ray Harrington, Ruairi Egan , Ken Higgs and Richard Piotrowski with female category prizes going to Mairead Lonergan Elaine Guinane and Ber Looney. The prize for most improved times throughout the 2019 series went to Brian Hegarty. Great improvement Brian , well done!
On Saturday evening, prizes were presented to all winners. Plaques were also presented to all members who completed at least 4 of the 5 summer races. Thank you to Damian Kenneally for all of his work in both organising the series and in organising the very enjoyable awards night in the Old Oak.  See below for full results from the 2019 series.
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Eagle AC Summer Series Results 2019

1st M – Tom Fox
2nd M – Brian McGuire
3rd M – Daniel Dransfield

1st F – Catherine Murphy
2nd F – Karen Bevan
3rd F – Michelle Traynor

1st M 40 – Ray Harrington
1st M 50 – Ruairi Egan
1st M 60 – Ken Higgs
1st M 70 – Richard Piotrowski

1st F 30 – Mairead Lonergan
1st F 40 – Elaine Guinane
1st F 50 – Ber Looney

Most Improved – Brian Hegarty

Photos thanks to Derek Costello

Eagle AC @ Kinsale 5 Mile, 2nd August 2019

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Tom Fox – 1st Eagle home and 1st M50

The 4th race of the Eagle Summer Series 2019 took place on Friday night in Kinsale at the Kinsale Regatta 5 Mile. There was another great turnout from the club with over 30 members taking part.

Tom Fox took the honours of being first Eagle home on the night, finishing in a time of 30.07. He was followed not too far behind by Dermot Slyne. Great to see Dermot back in the race results after a long layout with injury.

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Dermot Slyne and Brian McGuire

First Eagle lady home was Catherine Murphy who, when finishing in 32.42 also claimed a category win. Aswell as Catherine, Tom Fox and Mike McGrath also won their respective categories.

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Catherine Murphy – 1st F40

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Mike McGrath – 1st M55

There were plenty of pbs recorded, too many to mention which is always a good sign!! It was also great to see a number of club members pacing fellow members on the night, helping them to achieve ( and surpass!) their targets. Well done all. Attention now turns to the final race of the series which is the Rathcormac 4 Mile on August 22nd.

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Count the Eagles!

Eagle AC Results
19. Tom Fox M50 30.07
22. Dermot Slyne M40 30.34
23. David O’Keeffe M40 30.54
25. Brian McGuire M50 31.01
30. Alan Bateman M40 31.45
36. Daniel Dransfield M 32.10
40. Ruairi Egan M50 32.34
41. Damian Kenneally M 32.38
42. Mark Smith M40 32.38
43. James Quinlan M40 32.39
46. Catherine Murphy F40 32.42
51. Mike McGrath M50 32.52
54. Karen Bevan F40 33.07
55. Glenn Kenneally M40 33.21
57. Ray Harrington M40 33.32
71. Elaine Guinane F40 34.39
74. Michelle Traynor F40 34.47
82. Siobhan Holland F40 35.09
87. Ken Nyhan M40 35.39
93. Mairead Lonergan F 35.44
101. Helen Cronin F 36.16
115. Michelle Cheung F 36.56
118. Paul Cotter M60 37.05
133. Ken Higgs M60 37.57
134. Eddie Trindle M40 38.03
148. Denis Looney M50 38.56
150. Andrew O’Farrell M60 39.02
166. Brian Hegarty M Eagle AC 40.05
188. Dolores Gibbons F40 41.55
226. John McCarthy M40 44:53
232. Robyn Dransfield F 45.12

 

(Photos thanks to Brian Kearney and John Quigley)