Eagle AC @ Duhallow 10 Mile, 8th March 2020

(Photos thanks to TMC Photography, Cork)

It was a very successful day in Newmarket for Eagle AC yesterday at the annual Duhallow 10 Miler. 13 members made the trip and ran the race in what were extremely changeable weather conditions – from sunshine to wind to hailstones to rain and everything in between!!

First mention must go to Sandra Manning who had a brilliant 3rd place finish in the ladies race when finishing in a time of 1.05.54.

First of the Eagle men home was Mike Forde who ran a great 1.01.33. Mikes time earned him a well deserved 3rd M40 category prize. Second home was Mark Murphy whose time of 1.02.25 was a huge 40 second PB! Tom Fox was 3rd Eagle home in a time of 1.03.20. Tom’s time earned him 2nd M55 place. There were also a large number of other category prizes on the day for Eagle athletes. Pat O’Connor (2nd M50), Mike McGrath ( 3rd M60), Richard Piotrowski (1st M70) , Siobhan Holland (1st F40) and Olga O’Sullivan (3rd F40) all picked up category prizes too, with Siobhan running a brilliant PB time of 1.11.16.

Well done to all Eagle AC athletes who took part on the day in what was by all accounts a very well organised and enjoyable event. ( minus the hailstones!)

Eagle AC Results , Duhallow 10 Miler 2020

17. Michael Forde 1.01.33 M40

24. Mark Murphy 1.02.25 M40

34. Tom Fox 1.03.20 M55

37. Pat O’Connor 1.03.55 M50

47. Darren Casey 1.05.49 M40

48. Sandra Manning 1.05.54 F35

86. Siobhan Holland 1.11.16 F40

104. Richard Piotrowski 1.12.45 M70

105. Mike McGrath 1.12.47 M60

128. Denis Carroll 1.15.13 M60

136. Olga O’Sullivan 1.16.21 F40

179. Brian Hegarty 1.20.00 MS

187. MT Brady 1.20.47 F45

Seville Marathon, February 2020

Incredible running by our 4 athletes who took part in the Seville Marathon on Sunday, 23rd February in what looked like very warm conditions! Huge congratulations to Vivian Foley who ran a 2.37.32 (PB), Derek O Keeffe a 2.40.32 (PB) Sean O Keeffe a 2.41.59 (PB) and Alan O’Brien a 2.43.46 !  A huge well done to Ronan Boland too whose hard work with the guys has clearly paid off in spades! Also to their training partner Mike Morgan of St. Finbarr’s who ran a brilliant 2.29.31.


Alan O’Brien, Mike Morgan, Vivian Foley. Sean O’Keeffe and Derek O’ Keeffe soaking up the sun after the race!

Kinsale 10 Mile, Sunday 23rd February 2020

Report by Ruairi Egan


Daniel, Dave, Darren and Pat after the race!

A good turnout of 14 Eagles took on the Kinsale 10 miler last Sunday morning, 23rd February. In just it’s second year, the race attracted nearly 800 runners. Some great times recorded on this fairly hilly course, well done to all who took part. Derek has plenty of photos up on the club Flickr page.
Well done to Pat, Daniel & Dave who lead home the Eagle challenge with Michelle Cheung flying the flag for the Eagle ladies.

Kinsale 2

Alan, Michelle, Jack, Sean and Martin!

Eagle AC Results
21.  1717  Pat O’ Connor  m Eagle ac  M50-54  01:02:52  +11:39  01:02:50
30.  1225  Daniel  Dransfield m  Eagle ac  M18-39 01:04:55  +13:42  01:04:52
37.  1776  David  O’Keeffe  m Eagle ac  M40-44  01:05:55 +14:42  01:05:52
41.  1083  Darren  Casey  m Eagle ac  M40-44  01:06:24 +15:11  01:06:21
44.  1162  Jason  Crosbie  m Eagle ac  M18-39  01:07:10 +15:57 0  1:07:04
86.  1751  Mike  O Connor  m Eagle ac  M18-39  01:11:32 +20:19  01:11:26
96.  1615  Jack  Murphy  m  Eagle a.c.  M18-39  01:12:24 +21:11  01:12:16
169.  1277  Ed  Fitzgerald  m Eagle ac  M45-49  01:16:01 +24:48  01:15:50
174.  1569  Niall  Mcsweeney  m  Eagle ac  M18-39  01:16:09  +24:56  01:15:50
240.  1089  Michelle Cheung  f  Eagle ac  F18-39 01:19:20  +28:07  01:19:12
258.  1769  Andrew  O’Farrell m  Eagle ac   M65-69  01:19:57  +28:44  01:19:47
293.  1486  Sean  Lucey  m  Eagle a.c.  M18-39  01:21:55 +30:42  01:21:46
310.  1683  Martin  O Leary  m  Eagle ac  M18-39  01:22:36  +31:23  01:22:14
321.  1333  Ken  Harte  m  Eagle  M50-54 01:22:59  +31:46  01:22:35

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.