Alan O’Brien runs 2:28 marathon in Berlin



Well done to club member Alan O’Brien who broke 2h 30m for the first time in the Berlin Marathon last Sunday! His time of 2h 28m 46s was the 5th fastest Irish performance in the German capital on the day.

Alan’s previous best was 2h 33m 31s in Dublin in 2016 so his Berlin time is almost a 5-minute improvement!


Alan was just part of a strong Eagle AC team that traveled to Berlin for the race with no fewer than 5 going sub 2h 50m.

Place number Name ac club Finish
100 33296 O’Brien, Alan (IRL) M35 Eagle AC 02:28:46
299 19439 Foley, Vivien (IRL) M45 Eagle AC 02:39:03
426 13920 Boland, Ronan (IRL) M50 Eagle AC 02:42:47
511 33469 O’Keefe, Sean (IRL) M40 Eagle AC 02:45:12
683 23274 Hill, Frank (IRL) M50 Eagle AC 02:48:55
2449 17655 Dowling, Donal (IRL) M40 Eagle AC 03:07:57
3841 37233 Ryan, Michael (IRL) M50 Eagle AC 03:17:55

As can be seen from the photo below, quite a number of runners from Cork were in Berlin for this marathon.


The day before the big race. Photo credit : Lisa Boland

13th June…Alan O’Brien wins the 2014 Inniscarra 4 mile race


Club member Alan O’Brien was the first man home in this years Murphy Memorial Inniscarra 4 mile road race held on Friday the 13th of June. This was Alan’s second win of 2014 having first also in the Great Railway Run 10k race back in early May.

1 0:23:01 O’BRIEN, Alan Eagle AC M 05:45.2
16 0:27:23 LOONEY, Denis Eagle AC M45 06:50.6…1st M45
22 0:28:56 O’CONNOR, Adele Eagle AC F40 07:13.9…2nd Woman

Adele O'Connor...2nd woman home

Adele O’Connor…2nd woman home

23 0:28:58 MURPHY, Joe Eagle AC M55 07:14.4…1st M55
25 0:29:11 DOOLEY, Michael Eagle AC M45 07:17.6
61 0:33:33 LOONEY, Bernadette Eagle AC F40 08:23.1…1st F40
68 0:34:51 BUCKLEY, Aidan Eagle AC M50 08:42.6

Alan O'Brien with members of the Murphy family

Alan O’Brien with members of the Murphy family