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Friday, July 19, 2019

Results of the Crookstown 5k - Thus 18th July 2019

Race Finish Runner Name Time(Minutes. Seconds)
3rd LIAM RYAN (3RD MALE) 17.17

4th JOHN O'MAHONY 17.36
5th JOHN CRONIN 17.52
11th OLLIE MURPHY 19.35
13th PHILLIP HAYES 20.20
14th DAVE O'RIORDAIN 20.49
17th EOIN KEANE (1st BOY UNDER 16) 21.37
19th FINN YORE 21.56
20th HARRY MURPHY 21.59
21st MARK BRYAN 22.22
23rd MAREK IWINSKI 22.30
24th STEPHEN PAYNE 22.33
27th LUKE KNIGHT 22.38
28th SÉAMUS TWOMEY 22.43
30th RORY MCELROY 22.51

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Results of the Cloyne 5k - Thurs 18th July 2019

A large crowd of 318 runners turned out for this years Cloyne 5k race in East Cork, up 13% on last year.

1 Kevin O'LEARY East Cork A.C.     MS     682     15:30
2 Barry DONOVAN Leevale A.C.     MS     766     15:49
3 Evan FITZGERALD Clonmel A.C.     MJ     802     16:17
34 Ann GEARY Midleton A.C.     F40     743     19:01
47 Karen CROWLEY Dundrum A.C.     F35     700     19:41
67 Rebecca MCEVOY St. Finbarrs A.C.     FS     755     20:35

Full results



Winners finishing...

More finishing...

Notice : Ardfield 10k race nr Clonakilty - Fri 26th July 2019

The village of Ardfield is located just to the south of Clonakilty in West Cork and is a lovely part of the county. The roads in general are relatively quiet and there are extensive views out over the West Cork countryside and coastline.

Next Friday the 26th of July 2019, there is a 10 km road race in the village.

The race is suitable for runners and walkers and it will be chip timed.

The village of Ardfield is just 6 kms to the south of Clonakilty...

Registration for the race is at Ardfield GAA hall and it opens at 5:30pm. The 10k costs €15 with proceeds going towards the local playground.

The races start at 7:30pm.

10k......A preview with maps, directions and photos can be seen HERE

From the race organisers...Following on from the success of last year’s event, the Ardfield Rathbarry Playground Group are getting ready for this years Ardfield Road Run on July 26th 2019.  The 10k run is on quiet scenic country roads and all levels of fitness are welcome – as the logo goes ‘Walk It, Run It, Race It’. The course starts and finishes in Ardfield village and takes in spectacular views from Inchydoney to the Galley Head adding greatly to the occasion.

The entry fee is €15 for the 10K.  Post race refreshments will be served in the local GAA complex. Further details can be found on the Ardfield Rathbarry Playground Group Facebook page. A fun and challenging afternoon is guaranteed by the organisers - whatever the weather! 

 Some views from the course...

Notice : Cloyne 5km road race - Thurs 18th July 2019

The annual Cloyne 5km road race takes place in East Cork on Thursday, the 18th of July 2019 at 8pm.

As races go, this is a reasonably flat and fast course. There are no real hills as such, just a few short sections where the road rises by a few metres at most. Outside of the Centre Park Road course in Cork City, it doesn't get much flatter. If you want to try for a fast 5k time, then this is the one to do.

If you are coming from the Cork city, then Cloyne is just a 22-25 minute drive from the Jack Lynch tunnel. Considering the number of runners within say a 30 minute drive of it, the race is likely to attract a large crowd.

From the organisers...The race will be chip timed, and the route (start/finish) and HQ all remain the same as last year. Registrations on the day of the race will open in the School from 3.00pm for anyone that wishes to enter earlier in the day.

Preview...A full preview of the course with maps, directions, photos and description can be seen HERE

Notice : Crookstown Utd FC 5k run/walk - Thurs 18th July 2019

This 5k in Crookstown is coming up on Thursday the 18th of July 2019 at 7:30pm. Entry fee €10.

This event will be timed and results will be available afterwards. 

Crookstown is a few miles to the west of Ballincollig and is just off the N22 road to Macroom.

Turn off coming from Cork City...

The race HQ is at the local community hall (turn off left at the Cornerstone Bar in Crookstown).

Near the half way point at the eastern end of the loop

Results of the Ballydesmond 1-mile ...Wed 17th July 2019

67 runners turned out for this one-mile race in Ballydesmond in NW Cork. This was the 4th race of 5 in the ongoing series organised by Gneeveuilla AC.

No    Race No    Name    Category    Club    Time
1 342 Eddie O'Connor    SnrM    Listowel    0:04:45
2 248 Darragh O'Leary    U18M    Killarney Valley AC    0:04:47
3 234 Robert Purcell    SnrM    Gneeveguilla AC    0:04:58
14 343 Marie McCarthy    SnrF    Farrenfore Maine Valley AC 05:33
16 235  Saoirse Tomkins    U16F    Gneeveguilla AC 05:37
18 297 Shauna McCarthy    U16F    Farrenfore Maine Valley AC 05:41


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Notice: East Cork Harbour Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 10th Aug 2019

This event up coming up on Saturday the 10th of August 2019...and there is a choice of a full 26.2 mile marathon, a 13.1 mile half-marathon and 10km race (6.2m).

Update 17th July 2019 : There are fewer than 300 places left now!

Notice : Ballinacurra 4 mile race - Thurs 25th July 2019


Update 17th July 2019 : Please note that this 4 mile has been postponed until a future date due to ongoing road works in the area.

Ballinacurra GAA Club would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

This 4 mile road race near Midleton is coming up on Thursday the 25th of July 2019...

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Notice : Carraig na bhFear 5km road race - Tues 20th Aug 2019

This 5km road race in Carraig na bhFear is coming up on Tuesday the 20th of August 2019 at 7:30pm.

The race is organised with the assistance of Carraig na bhFear AC and results will be published after the race.

From the organisers.... Carraig na bhFear GAA are hosting a fundraising 5k run in Carraig na bhFear on Tues 20th August at 7:30pm. Admission is €10 and a Family of 4 for €30. Registration begins at 6:30pm at the Primary School on the night. You can run, walk or crawl around the course as you please and it promises to be a great night of fun and chat. Tea, Coffee and refreshments will be available for all afterwards in the school.

Carraig na bhFear is just 10kms to the north of Cork City so this one should be of interest to a lot of runners.

Facebook event page

Preview.......Directions and a course preview can be seen here...

Monday, July 15, 2019

Results of the Coachford 5 mile race - Thurs 11th July 2019

Roughly 700 runners and walkers turned out for this years Coachford 5 mile race. In terms of runners, 487 crossed the finish line. This is a big jump of 36% on the figure for 2018.

Top 3 men & women...
369    SWEENEY    GAVIN    Male    Runner    TOGHER AC    0:25:05
527    OSHEA    ALAN    Male    Runner    BANTRY A/C    0:25:09
680    SHANAHAN    NIALL    Male    Runner    AN BRU    0:25:10
47    Cooke    Aoife    Female    Runner    YOUGHAL    0:27:52
617    KIELY    MARTINA    Female    Runner    ST FINBARRS    0:31:17
94    O'Donnell    Grainne    Female    Runner        0:31:42

1) Derek Costello has a gallery HERE

Start of the race...

Full results below...(Updated 15th July 2019)

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Results of the Cork BHAA Gas Networks Ireland 5k road race - Wed 10th July 2019

The results of the Cork BHAA Gas Networks Ireland 5k race on the Marina in Cork City are now online. They show that 498 runners took part, a huge increase of 55% on last year!

Usually races go up or down 5 to 10% but a jump of 55% is really exceptional, especially for a well established race on the calendar.

1 Anthony Mannix M1 00:15:16 Dell-EMC
2 Alan O'Brien M2 00:15:16 McCarthy Insurance Group
3 John Shine 00:15:18 Temp Reg
11 Joanne O’flynn F1 00:15:59 Red Hat Ltd
41 Carol Finn F2 00:17:58 Finn Physiotherapy
47 Lisa Hegarty F3 00:18:14 Dept of Ed

Full Results

There will be no Clonakilty 10 mile in 2019

The Clonakilty 10 mile was a regular feature on the calendar with the race taking place every August. There will be no event in 2019 however.

The chart above shows the numbers for the last few years. It peaked in 2016 but the numbers have dropped back since then.

The Shannonvale 10k near Clonakilty was cancelled this year as well so the number of races in the West Cork region seems to be on the wane.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Results & Photos of the Glen River 5k parkrun - Sat 13th June 2019

69 people turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in the Glen on the north side of Cork City, the 34th edition of this event. It was also the first outing for Donal O'Donoghue as race director!

1 Jonathan RAWLINSON    18:32    SM25-29    M1 Cambridge and Coleridge AC
2 Richard BOURKE    19:19    VM40-44    M2 St Finbarrs AC
3 Brian LINEHAN    19:49    VM55-59    M3   
23 Kate LEAHY    25:19    VW40-44    F1
27 Pam KENNEDY    26:02    VW40-44    F2
29 Siobhan KEARNEY    26:14    VW45-49    F3 Tralee parkrunners on Tour

Full results


As always, they are looking for more runners and volunteers. Their event website is

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun - Sat 13th July 2019

363 turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park on what was a nice dry morning.

1 Rowan DALY    17:43    SM18-19    M1 St Albans AC
2 Tom SHEEHAN    18:44    VM55-59    M2
4 Fozzy FORRISTAL    18:52    VM40-44    M3 Kerry Crusaders
3 Carol FINN    18:48    SW30-34    F1
7 Rachel SMITH    19:18    SW20-24    F2
25 Sonia O'SULLIVAN    20:58    VW45-49 F3 Glenhuntly AC

Full results

1) Joe Murphy has a small gallery HERE

Friday, July 12, 2019

Results of the Youghal 5k road race - Thurs 11th July 2019

175 runners turned out for this years Youghal AC 5k road race. It looks as if there was a bad crash at Cobh junction so this had a major impact on any runners traveling from Cork City.

10    Kevin O Leary    East Cork AC    MS    15.37
40    Noel Murphy    Waterford AC    MS    15.48
174    Jonathon Murphy    Leevale    MS    16.18
18    Niamh Moore    Leevale    FS    17.53
15    Fiona santry    East Cork AC    FS    17.58
170    Siobhan O Leary    Midleton AC    F45    19.43

Full results below...