Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results of the Cork AAI Intermediate & Novice B Cross Country Championships...Sun 19th Oct 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Results of the Cork AAI Intermediate & Novice B Cross Country Championships...Sun 19th Oct 2014

Cork Athletics Board Cork  Cross Country Championship in Castlelyons, NE Cork

Top 3 mens in the Cork Intermediate Cross Country...Michael Dullea 2nd, Michael Harty 1st & Owen Casey 3rd
Intermediate  Men...1 Michael Harty, East Cork AC), 2 Michael Dullea, Skibbreen AC, 3 Owen Casey, Leevale AC
Team...Leevale AC (Owen Casey, Anthony Mannix, Andrew Sheehan, Conor McKaulley)  22pts, 2nd St.Finbarrs AC 45pts, 3rd Mallow 51pts

Top 3 women in the Intermediate XC...L-R Fiona Santry 2nd, Niamh Allen 1st & Ronnie Barry 3rd

Intermediate Women 1 Niamh Allen, UCC AC, 2 Fiona Santry, East Cork AC, 3 Ronnie Barry,   Bandon AC

Mallow AC ladies team retain their Intermediate title
Teams...1st Mallow AC (Lorna Davy, Noreen Hurley ,Aoifa Carroll, Mairead Mulcahy) 22pts, 2nd East Cork AC 34 pts  

Novice “B” Men...1 Ian Dorgan (St.Finbarrs), 2 Dennis O’Driscoll (St Finbarrs AC), 3 Paul Deane, Clonakilty Road Runners AC
Teams....1st St. Finbarr's AC 64pts, 2nd Eagle AC  68pts, 3rd Leevale AC 71pts

Novice “B” Women...1st Ruth Mellerick, Youghal AC, 2nd Mary FitzGerald, Carrig Na bhFear AC, 3rd Edel O.Connell, Carrig na Bhfearr AC
Teams...1st Carrig Na BhFearr AC 22pts, 2 Midleton AC 47pts, 3rd St.Catherine's AC 73pts


The full results are available on the Cork AAI website

Photos...
1) Mick Dooley of Eagle AC has some team photos HERE

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Correct results ASAP Please

Danny McCarthy Midleton AC

Anonymous said...

Thanks John Justice Prevails Well done all and so very well organised.
Danny McCarthy Mdt AC

Anonymous said...

A great event ! Even the rain held off, mainly.

Anonymous said...

Yes great event, stewards very helpful at the gate too. As a spectator I found it a pity though there was fresh cow manure all over the place as if the cattle had been removed some hours earlier. Not nice for the runners, especially U9, U11, etc juvenile athletes too I suspect. Maybe this just comes with the territory? I don't find it nice though.

Anonymous said...

Have to agree with comment 4 ... hills, mud, stones, straw, rain, wind fine but no need for cow sh1t , I know host clubs and venues are a difficulty but surely this issue should be addressed. Spikes, trainers & wellies covered in it, no fun for athletes / parents scrubbing it off. Is it not a Health issue, with it splattering into people's faces mid race?

Anonymous said...

great event; very grateful to St Nicholas's AC and the Morrison family for hosting-thank you

Anonymous said...

Great event and well organised.Guys this is cross country so be prepared for all conditions. We should be thankfull to the Morrison family for the use of their land and stop complaining about cow manure. Were they supposed to not have their cattle on the fields before hand ?. we would soon run out of places to hold cross country races if this was to happen.

Anonymous said...

I think we also need to bear in mind this is farmland voluntarily been given to us so we can enjoy our sport for the day and that needs to be appreciated. Athletics has very little land of is own for cross country and by in large relies on such generosity.

Anonymous said...

I do find it difficult that we should be grateful to have the U9 and U11 boys and girls run in fresh cow dung at an official AAI event because so few venues are available. Would the farmer have another field for his cattle for the few days beforehand? This issue did not arise at Conna or Macroom and presumably won't at the Munsters in Clare. I agree also there could be health issues with this matter.

Anonymous said...

New to the cross country scene but presumed this was part of it. Did find it to be a problem in Conna also though

Anonymous said...

A big thank you to the Morrison family for giving us the use of their land.We had the use of a big area between the course and parking and people think they should keep their cattle off this huge area of land before unbelieveable!.We had a lot of wet weather leading up to the event so obviously things were going to be dirty at entrances to fields the fields themselves were clean.

Anonymous said...

I think most farmers would consider it normal and sensible to graze the land before people arrive in cars and en masse which would trample it and make it unusable for several weeks ( due to poor regrowth). Grassland is a key resource for farming and is not in unlimited supply particularly at this stage of the year. We had free and full access to quite a considerable amount of land which will be of no use for farming now so I think that needs to be appreciated. If it weren't for landowners generosity where would we run cross country?

Anonymous said...

Agree with last comment, where else are cross countries going to be held? Bit of cow dung not going to do any harm. Is it not great that kids are out running around the fields in the fresh air rather than at home stuck in their phones computors etc? Quick shower when they get home then they are sorted.

Gearoid said...

I have to laugh at the few posters complaining at cow droppings in a field ! Worried their designer runners might get stained ? I did the race and cant remember any problems of any kind at all ! In fact it was a remarkably dry course with just a few muddy spots at the cross over between fields. God love those people if it had been Pouring.
Farmers are remarkably generous in giving over their fields to be used not just for the races themselves but for parking etc. By and large runners are a remarkably hardy bunch and long may it be so.

Anonymous said...

Could;nt agree more with last 2 posts!

Anonymous said...

Are people really getting this soft. I remember running as a kid in races in fields where cows n sheep were still there. Not only that jumping wire fences and barbed wire with a bit of carpet thrown over it. Its luxury these days.