Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: January 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Looking ahead to the Dungarvan 10...Sun Feb 1st 2009
The next big race coming up is the Dungarvan 10 mile next Sunday. This is the 2nd race in the Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics Series, coming just 3 weeks after the Mallow race.
This year, they will be using a different race centre and the start and finish lines have moved as well. As this race is outside of Cork, I have have put all of the information...(previews, weather forecast, etc)...up on the Running in Munster website.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Results of the Eact Cork AC '3k Winter Series' road race (No.6 of 7) - Tues 27th Jan 2009
Condition were near perfect for this race as it was cool, dry and hardly a puff of wind. 126 turned out for this one, an increase of 4 on the previous event. Next race is in 3 weeks time on the 17th of February 2009.

East Cork AC 3Km Winter Series Race 6 27/01/09
1 James McCarthy East Cork AC 8.57
2 Sean McGrath East Cork AC 8.59
3 Brian Hegarty East Cork AC 9.49
4 Frank O'Carroll East Cork AC 9.52
5 Eoin Casey Midleton CBS 9.56
6 Roy Fahy East Cork AC 9.56
7 Noel Curtin Youghal AC 10.02
8 Cathal Kelly St Finbarrs 10.15
9 Tim Mahony East Cork AC 10.20
10 Brian O'Connor Grange/Fermoy AC 10.24
11 Marty O'Keeffe Youghal AC 10.42
12 David O'Dwyer East Cork AC 10.53
13 John Dunphy Midleton AC 10.58
14 Tom O'Brien Cork 10.59
15 Tom Cody Midleton AC 11.04
16 Paul Cleary Whitegate 11.06
17 Justin Costigan Midleton 11.08
18 Paul Hegarty Cork 11.14
19 Denis Carroll Eagle AC 11.15
20 Cathal McCarthy Midleton AC 11.18
21 Shane Cooney Midleton AC 11.19
22 Josh O'Sullivan Hourihan Midleton College 11.20
23 Mark Dalton Midleton AC 11.21
24 Coran Swayne Midleton CBS 11.25
25 Dan Horgan Midleton AC 11.25
26 Shane Maher Grange/Fermoy AC 11.27
27 John O'Callaghan Rising Sun 11.27
28 John O'Connell Midleton 11.28
29 Terry Hennessy Grange/Fermoy AC 11.29
30 Lesley Coughlan Midleton CBS 11.29
31 Kevin Geary Ladysbridge 11.31
32 Billy O'Sullivan Midleton AC 11.37
33 James Power Whitegate 11.37
34 Ann Donnelly St Finbarrs 11.42
35 Patrick Dunlea Midleton GAA 11.45
36 Maurice Tobin Grange/Fermoy AC 11.48
37 Kevin Smith East Cork AC 11.49
38 Alan Kelly Midleton AC 11.50
39 Ken Owens Midleton AC 11.51
40 Kevin O'Reilly Youghal AC 11.53
41 Ann Geary Lisgoold 11.58
42 James Cleary Whitegate 12.02
43 Paddy Hegarty Cork 12.03
44 Dermot Murphy Midleton 12.03
45 Peter Stanley Carrigaline 12.08
46 Martin Curtin Loughaderra 12.09
47 Dermot O'Sullivan East Cork AC 12.10
48 Ned Ramsell Midleton AC 12.12
49 Niamh Walsh Youghal AC 12.13
50 Sally Drennan Midleton AC 12.16
51 Colm Egan Midleton AC 12.16
52 Trevor Collins Naas 12.17
53 Mark Ryan Midleton AC 12.27
54 Conor Tierney East Cork AC 12.29
55 Michael Hanrahan Midleton AC 12.33
56 John Griffin Grange/Fermoy AC 12.35
57 Kevin O'Reilly Midleton 12.40
58 Paul O'Sullivan Hourihan East Cork AC 12.41
59 Caroline Geary Midleton AC 12.42
60 Hugh O'Donnell Midleton CBS 12.43
61 Darren Flynn Grange/Fermoy AC 12.44
62 Rick Prendergast Castlemartyr 12.44
63 Mark O'Keeffe Youghal AC 12.45
64 John Walshe East Cork AC 12.46
65 John O'Riordan Rising Sun 12.47
66 Pat Walsh Midleton GAA 12.54
67 Mark Walsh Midleton AC 13.00
68 Leo O'Donovan Ballinacurra 13.10
69 Jim Murray Rising Sun 13.11
70 Batt Kearney Leevale AC 13.13
71 Mary Histon de Barra Rising Sun 13.15
72 Liam Walsh Midleton GAA 13.18
73 Danny McCarthy Midleton AC 13.19
74 Don O'Hanlon Cork 13.20
75 John Cotter Cobh 13.23
76 Karen Kenny Grange/Fermoy AC 13.26
77 Matt Geraghty Cloyne 13.29
78 Padraig O'Regan Midleton 13.33
79 Marie Murphy Youghal 13.35
80 John Fennell West Waterford AC 13.36
81 Rebecca McEvoy Belgooly AC 13.38
82 Padraig de Burca Carrigtwohill 13.39
83 Angela McEvoy St Finbarrs 13.40
84 Finbarr Lyons Midleton 13.52
85 Killian Hennessy Cork 13.57
86 Evelyn Cleary East Cork AC 13.58
87 Vincent Murray Midleton 14.01
88 Donal O'Donoghue Little Island 14.02
89 Donie O'Connell Midleton AC 14.06
90 Mick McCarthy West Waterford AC 14.20
91 Paul Kierans Carrigtwohill 14.24
92 Con Warren Carrigtwohill 14.25
93 Christine Murphy Midleton AC 14.29
94 Deirdre Twomey Ballinacurra 14.40
95 Catherine Halpin Cork 14.41
96 Karina Erangey Whitegate 14.46
97 Rose Smith Cork 14.50
98 Maura O'Doherty Midleton AC 14.51
99 Pat Meaney Cork 14.59
100 Brian Cashman Carrigtwohill 15.05
101 Rose Barrett Midleton AC 15.31
102 Vincent O'Neill Midleton AC 15.40
103 Mary O'Keeffe Midleton AC 15.41
104 Dermot Cashman Carrigtwohill 15.41
105 Jim Curtin East Cork AC 15.49
106 Elaine Hennessy Midleton AC 15.53
107 Olan O'Brien Midleton 15.55
108 Willie O'Mahony Youghal AC 15.56
109 Margaret Beausang Midleton AC 16.01
110 Joan McCarthy Midleton AC 16.10
111 Olive Hallahan Leevale AC 16.11
112 Rachel Quaid Midleton 16.45
113 Eoin Cashman Midleton AC 17.07
114 John Cashman Midleton AC 17.08
115 Ann Thornborough Whitegate 17.14
116 Niamh O'Connell Midleton 17.23
117 Fionan O Haodha Cork 17.24
118 Frank Kierans Carrigtwohill 17.45
119 Eideen Murphy Midleton 17.49
120 Ruairi Kierans Carrigtwohill 17.50
121 Donal Kerins Carrigtwohill 17.51
122 Mary Toher Midleton AC 18.43
123 Hubert Crowe Tipperary 19.15
124 Kathleen O'Connell Midleton AC 20.06
125 Conor La Mere Ballinacurra 20.28
126 Chuck La Mere Ballinacurra 20.28
(...with thanks to Liam O'Brien of East Cork AC for the above results)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Results of the Cork BHAA 'FMC' Little Island 4 Mile Road Race - Sun 25th Jan 2009
A little bit of that Ballycotton /East Cork luck seemed to rub off on the Little Island race yesterday as the skies cleared just in time for the race. The morning earlier was awful with driving rain and high winds as the centre of a low pressure weather system passed over Kerry. At 11am for the race, the centre of the low passed over East Cork, the skies cleared, the winds dropped and the sun beamed down. Not long after the race, the centre of the low passed and the bad weather returned. Talk about lucky!!

Results.......the full results are now available HERE.
These are the category results...
FMC 4-Mile Road Race (Cork BHAA), Little Island
1 J McCarthy (Richard McCarthy) 20:26; 2 S McGrath (McGrath Landscaping) 20:26; 3 C Merritt (Army) 20:43; 4 C Marshall (HSE) 21:21; 5 S Simcox (Leisure World) 21:40; 6 P Tucker (temp-reg) 21:47; 7 K Wilmot (Bandon Tyres) 21:57; 8 J Shanahan (Dept of Educ) 22:07; 9 F O’Carroll (Proscon) 22:08; 10 G Waugh (FAS) 22:10; 11 A O'Reilly (temp-reg) 22:12; 12 J Meade (Joyce-Wolfe) 22:29.
M40: 1 N O’Regan (Army) 22:48; 2 K Edwards (Jim Edwards) 23:46; 3 C McMahon (Phoenix Clinic) 24:13.
M45: 1 S Byczek (Dairypower) 24:17; 2 D Carroll (Blarney Woollen Mills) 24:44; 3 M Bulman (Army) 24:54.
M50: 1 J Collins (Team adidas) 23:42; D Horgan (Midleton UDC) 25:49; 3 W O’Riordan (Army) 26:09.
M55: 1 J Gough (Mileeven Foods) 23:53; 2 J O’Halloran (ESB) 30:17; 3 F Linehan (Plant Hire) 30:28.
M60: 1 L O’Leary (Cork City Co) 27:47; 2 P Gyves (ITW Hi-Cone) 28:06.
M65: 1 J Cotter (ESB) 29:16; 2 J O’Mahony (UCC) 30:10.
(Grade A) 1 Army 70; 2 UCC 158; 3 Millipore 491.
(Grade B) 1 FAS 122; 2 Proscon 130; 3 IPS 213.
(Grade C) 1 Naval Service 311; 2 ESB 460; 3 An Post/Eircom 477.
Women: 1 L Cavanagh (temp-reg) 24:02; 2 A Quad (temp-reg) 24:31; 3 A MacPhail (UL, F35) 24:44; 4 M Sweeney (Private Hospitals, F45) 25:28; 5 L Geary (BoI) 25:33; 6 H Leonard (temp-reg) 26:21.
F35: A-M Power (Glenside Environment) 28:32.
F40: H Kelleher (HSE) 27:25.
F45: M Murphy (HSE) 28:41.
F50: M Beausang (Midleton News) 35:19.
F55: M Barry (Midleton News) 32:53.
Team: (Grade A) 1 Dept of Education; 2 UCC. (Grade B) 1 Joyce-Wolfe; 2 Midleton News.
Around 390 finished the meantime, there are loads of photos for you to pour over.
Richard Cuddy took a set of 234 photos and you can see his photo gallery HERE.
Paudie Birmingham took a set of 196 photos and his gallery is HERE. If anyone would like high resolution copies of any of Paudie's photos, you can get his details on his photo blog.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Preview of the Cork BHAA 'FMC' 4 Mile Road Race - Sun 25th Jan 2009 (11:00am)
The first road race in the Cork BHAA calendar takes place in Little Island next Sunday, the 25th of January at 11am. The registration point is the community centre which on the map above, is more or less exactly at the 1 mile mark.

Directions...If you are coming out of the city, the best way to get there is probably to enter Little Island from the Tunnel roundabout on the North side of the Jack Lynch tunnel. The Little Island/ Tunnel Management road is just to the left of the tunnel entrance, so one needs to be in the left-most lane, when approaching the tunnel. At the top of this short road, there is a small roundabout. Take the exit marked "Little Island Ind Estate". Keep going for about one mile.You will pass Pfizer's, Henkel/Cognis, and Punch Industries (all on the left). You will see a small ruined castle and a mobile phone mast on the left. The Little Island Sports Complex is next (next to the 1 mile marker). The advantage of this route is that one will pass over both the Start and Finish lines, and you should have less difficulty finding that Start line, after registering.

Parking.....There is ample parking in front of, and behind the Sport Complex, so there is no need to park on the main road. There is plenty of space accross the road in the industrial estate as well.

Registration....Inside the hall, there will be 2 for registered runners and one for non-registered. Considering that this is the first race of the year, the non-registered queue is likely to be very long. With the big crowd expected, it might be no harm to get there early especially if you are a non-registered runner.

Course...First a word of caution for new will need to run/jog 1 mile from the community centre back to the start line which is not too far from the Jack Lynch tunnel. The course is reasonably flat with no real hills. There are a few slight inclines but nothing worth talking about. As you can see from the map above, it really is a case of running along the main road in Little Island, a loop around an industrial estate and back the same way. One unique feature of the race is that near where the race loops around, you can see others in the race going the opposite's a bit like running a race and spectating at the same time!!

Overall...It's not exactly the most scenic of routes but this race always seems to get a good turn out. It's almost as if most people use it as their first race of the year. Last year, they got over 400 entries which was a big increase on the 313 entrants of the previous year. Weather permitting, I'd guess that they might break the 400 mark again this year. The current weather forecast shows some unsettled weather on Sunday.

Extra notes...If you want to have a closer look at the course, I have put it up on the MapMyRun website. If you zoom in there and press the SATELLITE button, you will see an aerial photo of the course and you can see the Community hall with it's car park.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Poll....What was your longest race in 2008???
Before we go too far into the new year, it's time for a new poll. Question is.....What was your longest race in 2008??? Let see what most of you were up to and what was the longest distance. There are a few events where people might not be too sure........for example, the Ladies mini-Marathon was 4 miles. There were several lenghts in the relay section of the Cork Marathon......if this was your longest race, just pick the closest distance. See the poll on the right and select one.
Ballycotton Entries............BHAA Website.........
1) Cork BHAA........Their website is now back up and running. Please note that they would like people to register as early as possible with them for the coming year. It only costs €10 for the year and this entitles you to a reduced entry fee for each race for the rest of the year (€5 instead of €7). You will find the application forms here.
2) Ballycotton 10 entries.........Note that e-mails to the Ballycotton site are not being answered at the moment. They are very busy sorting through the avalanche of entries! All should be ok again by the end of the week and the remainder of the entries (club members and people who ran the Summer Series) should be up early next week. They are currently in the (slow) process of returning the late entries and unfortunately they have a lot.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Results of recent polls...
1) On Monday, the 1st of December 2008, the entry forms for the Ballycotton 10 came out. Some people would have sent off a SAE during November so that they could get the entry forms back by post. On the 2nd of December, I put up a poll which lasted just a few days. I asked.."What day did you get your Ballycotton SAE back?". 34 people voted.......50% got them back on the Monday, 41% got them back on the Tuesday and about 9% got them on Wednesday or not at all.

Several things may have skewed the results a bit........i.e. Overseas entrants in the UK would get their post later anyway but would they have sent a SAE if they can't get Irish stamps? Someone else told me they thought the poll was for when did you return your entry. Even allowing for errors, it probably still accurate enough.

Conclusion taken from the poll........If you are trying to enter the Ballycotton 10 before the cut-off deadline, the best option is to log onto the Ballycotton website on the evening the entries come out, print out the form and post it the next morning. Anyone who did this almost certainly got in. The SAE route is probably the 2nd best option if you do not have access to a printer/ Internet access. Of course, the best option of the lot was to be a member of a running club and avail of the 2 week window!!
2) The 2nd poll was for an evening series during the winter. In East Cork and Waterford, they already have a very successful series of short road races which take place during the dark evenings in the Winter. The question was if people would be interested in seeing a Winter series starting up in or closer to Cork City. 182 people responded and 93% of them were in favour. Without doubt, there is probably enough interest to support such a series. Perhaps the local running clubs might consider this over the next few months and consider doing something for next Winter??
Cork BHAA website problems...
Some of you may have noticed that the Cork BHAA website is down at the moment. Just to let you know that they are aware of the problem and it should be fixed soon.

The first race on the Cork BHAA calendar will take next place in Little Island on next Sunday, the 25th of Jan at 11am. I'll preview the race here next Thursday as we get closer to it.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

News........Bandon photos, Photo Blog and Links...

Bandon......Bandon AC now have a set of 232 photos up on their photo gallery. Looks like it was a nice Winter afternoon judging by the sunshine. The link is HERE.

Photo Blog.......You might have noticed that Paudie Birmingham of Mallow AC has taken quite a few photos of the various races over the last year or so and put them up on his Picasa website. He has created a blog now where they can be found a bit easier. If you want to have a look at some pictures of past races, you'll find his blog here.

Link.......Someone sent me on this link about 'celebrity' running. Can't see it catching on here though ;o)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Entries for the 2009 Ballycotton 10 race...
A list of the first 2,500 entries for the Ballycotton 10 is now available. Note that all entries for the Ballycotton 10 are now closed. Last Thursday, the 8th of Jan was the final closing date for overseas entrants.

For the list, click HERE.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Results of the Mallow 10 mile road race - Sun 11th Jan 2009
Despite the wet and windy conditions for this race, a record crowd of 576 turned out for this one, an increase of about 60 on the numbers last year. Surely, the weather must have deterred a few from turning up and if it had been dry, they might well have broken the 600 barrier. As it turned out, the actual conditions for the race were not so bad. Yes, it was windy, there was some light rain but nothing compared to when the main weather front that hit Cork a few hours later at about 6pm.

It was good to see that part of the main road between Mallow and Killarney was cordoned off for the runners with the Gardai controlling the traffic. With the pools of water on the side of the road, it would have been dangerous this year if that had not been the case. Overall, a well organised race. Well done to the guys at Mallow AC.

Results.....(Updated 15th Jan)

The category results can be seen HERE.

The full results can be seen HERE.

Paudie Birmingham has a number of photos taken near the finish. You can find them HERE.
John Quigley has a big gallery of photos up on the Eagle AC website. The very first photo says a lot about what type of day it was.
West Waterford AC gave a small gallery of 35 photos mainly of their own runners.
The Mallow AC website now has a large gallery of photos.

Next Race...
The Mallow 10 was the first race in the Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics Series. The next one is the Dungarvan 10 on the 1st of February. The West Waterford guys were very busy in the hall today in Mallow taking entries for this race. Word has it that they took around 250 entries which brings the total pre-registered entries so far to around 600. Weather permitting, it's almost certain to attract another record crowd.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Weather Forecast for the Mallow 10 on Sun 11th Jan......
It looks as if the current cold snap will come to an end by the weekend with the temperature reaching double figures for the race on Sunday. It will however be very windy with a strong gale from the South. This will probably have more of an impact in the first half of the race. A cold weather front is also crossing the country on Sunday which will likely bring some rain. With 24 hours to go, the forecast looks a little bit better now. It looks as if the cold front won't arrive proper until the latter half of Sunday. It's likely that around mid-day, it will be cloudy, very windy but it may not actually be raining. At that stage, it is really hit or miss whether there is any rain could be windy with no rain OR it could be windy with light rain. All you can say for certain is that it will be windy!! ;o).

Met Eireann predict the following........"Sunday will be a very windy day with strong to gale force southerly winds. Despite the winds it will be mild with temperatures in double figures. There will be further rain, intermittent at first, but turning persistent and occasionally heavy later."

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Preview of the Mallow 10 Mile Road Race...Sun 11th of Jan, 2009 (12:30pm)
The Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics Series kicks off next Sunday with the Mallow 10 mile road race in North Cork. This is one of the major road races in the Cork Road race calendar.

Note that the registration point, the start and the finish are in 3 different parts of the town. This can and does catch out people who have never done this race before. See map above.....
A...this is where the Mallow Youth Centre is. You should park near here and register before 11:30am.. Prizes and refreshments are available here after the race as well.
B...this is the start point for the race. It's just under a mile from the Youth Centre. Just jog along with the other runners to the start and use it as part of your warm-up.
C...this is the finish point of the race. It's just a short walk back to the Youth centre from here.

How to get there...If you look at the map above, I have put in a series of RED dots showing a possible route. Just remember 2 things......
1) If you are coming from Cork, use the roundabout on the main Cork-Limerick road to enter the town centre. Don't follow the road to the right.
2) If you get lost, remember that the Mallow Youth Centre is on the North side of the Blackwater river. Stay on this side of the river and you'll find it ok.

Course...See map below for the course. While there are a few small hills and drags, there is nothing really bad. To be honest, I'd be more concerned about the wind. In general, for the first half of the race, you are running West and in the 2nd half, you are running East. A strong wind will probably impact you more than any of the hills. As for course itself, it starts in a residential area and heads out of town. Around the 1.5 mile mark, there is a slight uphill before you join the main N20 road. From here until the roundabout, you are running inside a pretty wide hard shoulder so you are not near the passing traffic. The only spot where you have to be careful is near the roundabout where the hard shoulder gets a bit narrow. After that, you turn left onto the main Killarney road. It's not the nicest of roads but the sheer number of runners makes the traffic slow down. Out around the 6 mile mark, you start the nicest part of the course with mostly quiet rural roads until you re-enter the town around the 9 mile mark. From here, you run as far as the bridge, cross over the Blackwater river and then run the half mile or so to the finish.If you want to have a closer look at the course, Mallow AC have put up the course on the MapMyRun website.

Registration...You will need to fill out an entry form at the registration point in the hall. If you want to save some time and just speed up the entry process, why not print out the form and fill it in before you go there? The link to the entry form is

Please note...and this in important!! Due to the increased numbers, Mallow AC ask all runners to try and register before 11:30am. This will help them get things ready so that the race can start on time.

Entry Fee...First of all, the entry fee for the Mallow 10 is €10. The guy's from West Waterford AC will be taking entries for the Dungarvan 10 on the day of the Mallow 10 at the Youth Centre. Remember that the Dungarvan 10 is the 2nd race in the Munster series and takes place on Sunday, the 1st of February. If you enter the Dungarvan race next Sunday, it will cost you €15 which is €5 less than if you enter on the race day in Dungarvan. So, if you are doing both races, bring €25.

New Runners...For any of you who have never done a 10 mile race before, my only advice for Sunday is to take it easy! You can't run it hard like a 5 mile race. Pace yourself, run about 30 to 40 seconds slower per mile than you would in a 5 mile race. You will probably have to work a lot harder to do the 2nd half of the race in the same time as the 1st half, so keep something in reserve.

Some stats on entries......
2002 = 190, 2003 = 215, 2004 = 285, 2005 = 303, 2006 = 199, 2007 = 386 and 2008 = 521.

Headphones / MP3 players / iPods....

Someone asked about these. Strictly speaking, they are not banned but you will be running on the main road for sections. You are only putting yourself at risk if you wear them.

And finally...They will probably get over 500 runners for this year's event. So, get there early and avoid the rush to the start.

See below for some additional information provided by Mallow AC...
A) Registration is at Mallow Youth Centre. Directions to youth centre are as follows.....From Cork, Kerry, Limerick – when you come to main roundabout, follow directions for town centre, take the second left after the church. (O’Brien Street) and proceed up the hill past the shopping centre.From Dublin, Waterford take the first right after the Spa House, which will be on your left as you enter the town. Turn right at top of the hill.
Parking is not available at the Race HQ. This is for swimming pool users only.There are 4 other car parks within a 2-3 minute walk of the race HQ, these will be signposted.

B) Please come early, last entries are at 11:30. this is to help get all entries processed on a timely basis and enable us get the results out as soon as possible

C) There is a 10k walk starting at the main roundabout (4 mile mark) beginning at 12:00, entry €5

D) There are showers available at the youth centre, though we can't guarantee hot water for all runners …

E) Also if any spectators would like to help with marshalling and so forth, just contact any of the Mallow Athletic Club members on the day or drop an email to one of those listed on the Mallow AC website.

Mallow AC have a special page on their website for the Mallow 10, here is the

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Results of the Eact Cork AC '3k Winter Series' road race (No.5 of 7) - Tues 6th Jan 2009
The first road race in Cork for 2009 got off to a chilly start with 122 turning out for the 5 race in the East Cork AC '3k' Winter Series. Next race is in 3 weeks time on the 27th of January 2009.

East Cork AC 3Km Winter Series Race 5 06/01/09
1 Sean McGrath East Cork AC 9.24
2 Brian Hegarty East Cork AC 9.46
3 Alan O'Reilly CIT 9.50
4 Frank Hayes East Cork AC 9.52
5 Shane Fitzgerald East Cork AC 9.56
6 Noel Curtin Youghal AC 10.02
7 Frank O'Carroll East Cork AC 10.05
8 Noel O'Regan Midleton AC 10.26
9 Denis McCarthy East Cork AC 10.27
10 Eamonn McEvoy St Finbarr's AC 10.30
11 Brian O'Connor Fermoy 10.32
12 Paul Hynes Glanmire 10.43
13 Emmet Hennessy Midleton AC 10.48
14 Eric Meade East Cork AC 10.57
15 John Dunphy Midleton AC 11.00
16 Eoin Casey Glenbower AC 11.00
17 David O'Dwyer East Cork AC 11.06
18 Joyce Curtin East Cork AC 11.11
19 Marty O'Keeffe Youghal AC 11.14
20 Josh O'S-Hourihan Midleton College 11.15
21 Paul Cleary Whitegate 11.18
22 Tom Cody Midleton AC 11.21
23 Sean O'Sullivan Midleton AC 11.24
24 Conor Tierney East Cork AC 11.26
25 John O'Connell Midleton 11.27
26 Marc Dalton Midleton AC 11.32
27 Denis Carroll Eagle AC 11.34
28 Dan Horgan Midleton AC 11.35
29 Noel Tobin Carrigaline 11.37
30 Terri Hennessy Grange Fermoy AC 11.40
31 Justin Costigan Midleton 11.41
32 John O'Callaghan Rising Sun AC 11.43
33 James Power Whitegate 11.44
34 Kevin Geary Ladysbridge 11.48
35 Kevin O'Reilly Youghal AC 11.49
36 Stephen Barrett Cork 11.56
37 Maurice Tobin Grange Fermoy AC 11.58
38 Patrick Dunlea Midleton GAA 12.03
39 Ned Ramsell Midleton AC 12.06
40 Trevor Mahoney Midleton AC 12.07
41 Brian Healy Midleton AC 12.10
42 Paddy Hegarty Cork 12.13
43 Leslie Coughlan Midleton CBS 12.13
44 Owen O'Connell Midleton 12.15
45 John O'Riordan Rising Sun AC 12.18
46 Michael Hanrahan Midleton AC 12.21
47 Rick Prendergast Castlemartyr 12.23
48 Mick Murphy Midleton AC 12.26
49 Joseph McCarthy Midleton AC 12.32
50 Peter Stanley Carrigaline 12.33
51 Darren Kearney Midleton 12.34
52 Trevor Collins Nass 12.35
53 Sally Drennan Midleton AC 12.37
54 Ken Owens Midleton AC 12.39
55 Colm Egan Midleton AC 12.40
56 Angela McEvoy St Finbarr's AC 12.40
57 John Nyhan Cork 12.43
58 John Walshe East Cork AC 12.44
59 Hugh O'Donnell Midleton CBS 12.44
60 Kevin Dunne Ballinacurra 12.47
61 Caroline Geary Midleton AC 12.47
62 Darragh Flynn Grange Fermoy AC 12.52
63 Paul O'S-Hourihan East Cork AC 12.56
64 Kevin O'Reilly Midleton 13.06
65 Don O'Hanlon Cork 13.09
66 Mary Histon de Barra Rising Sun AC 13.13
67 Jimmy Murray Rising Sun AC 13.13
68 Catherine Carroll East Cork AC 13.17
69 Padraig O'Regan Ladysbridge 13.29
70 Danny McCarthy Midleton AC 13.29
71 Karen Kenny Grange Fermoy AC 13.31
72 Marie Murphy Youghal 13.37
73 Austin Murphy St Finbarrs AC 13.38
74 Matt Geraghty Cloyne 13.40
75 John Cotter Cobh 13.46
76 Eibhlin Cleary East Cork AC 13.57
77 Batt Kearney Leevale AC 13.59
78 Dean Wilson Midleton 14.05
79 Padraig De Burca Carrigtwohill 14.07
80 Michael Gilroy Saleen 14.08
81 Vincent Murray Midleton 14.11
82 Donal O'Donoghue Little Island 14.12
83 Leo O'Donovan Ballinacurra 14.15
84 Rowan la Mere Ballinacurra 14.21
85 Mick McCarthy West Waterford AC 14.27
86 Con Warren Carrigtwohill 14.28
87 Michael Hallihan Midleton AC 14.34
88 Catherine Sheridan Midleton 14.40
89 Jim Curtin East Cork AC 14.44
90 Carrie Higgins Midleton AC 14.45
91 Brian Cashman Carrigtwohill 14.45
92 Elaine Hennessy Midleton AC 14.46
93 Pat Meaney Cork 14.48
94 Karina Erangey Whitegate 14.51
95 Finbarr Lyons Midleton 14.55
96 Maura O'Doherty Midleton AC 14.59
97 Willie O'Mahony Youghal AC 15.19
98 Deirdre Twomey Ballinacurra 15.22
99 Paul Kierans Carrigtwohill 14.25
100 Billy Caball Cork 14.28
101 Lillian Grantfield Cloyne 14.29
102 Dermot Cashman Carrigtwohill 15.34
103 Geraldine O'Donovan Cork 15.37
104 Rose Barrett Midleton AC 15.42
105 Olan O'Brien Midleton 16.04
106 Eoin Cashman Midleton AC 16.17
107 John Cashman Midleton AC 16.18
108 Olive Hallahan Leevale AC 16.41
109 Joan McCarthy Midleton AC 16.48
110 Rachel Quaide Midleton 17.01
111 Anne Thornborrow Whitegate 17.23
112 Niamh O'Connell Midleton 17.32
113 Mary Toher Midleton AC 17.54
114 Fionain O'hAodha Cork 18.05
115 Clare O'Leary Midleton AC 18.16
116 Eadaoin Murphy Midleton 18.20
117 Dermot Murphy Midleton 18.20
118 Kathleen O'Connell Midleton AC 18.37
119 Frank Kerins Carrigtwohill 18.48
120 Hubert Crowe Tipperary 20.20
121 Chuck la Mere Ballinacurra 23.17
122 Conor la Mere Ballinacurra 23.17
(.......with thanks to Liam O'Brien of East Cork AC for the above results)

Monday, January 05, 2009

Old medal looking for a new home.....
Someone contacted me recently about an old running medal that was found in a house in Blarney Street recently. The finder has contacted some of the local radio stations in case they could help out. The inscription on the medal reads as follows.........

County Championships


MILE 1st

F. Cummins

Fr. O’Leary Hall

Perhaps the medal might be sentimental value to the family of the person concerned. Can anyone shed any light on it? If so, leave a comment or send me an e-mail (shown in the bottom of the right hand column)