Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results of the Munster Masters Cross Country Championships...Sun 30th Nov 2014

Monday, December 01, 2014

Results of the Munster Masters Cross Country Championships...Sun 30th Nov 2014

The Munster Masters Cross Country Championships were held in Watergrasshill on Sunday the 30th of November 2014.  In terms of conditions, it could hardly have been any better with blue skies and sunshine and a very gentle breeze.

As cross country events go, there was a very large turnout. When the juvenile events were on, the centre of the field seemed to be full of people. It had the feel of a national event and certainly way more than would be expected in a county championships. Looking at the results for last year in Kerry, there was 127 men and 56 women in the Masters races. This year in Watergrasshill, there was 182 men and 66 increase of 43% and 18% respectively. Obviously holding it near a population centre like Cork City helps but easy access from the M8 motorway is obviously a big factor as well.

Mallow AC...1st team in the F35 section
Womens team results......

Women O35 Team Club Team Points
Place Club Positions Points
1 Mallow 10, 13, 18, 25...66 pts
2 Farranfore Maine Valley 1, 6, 32, 41...80 pts
3 Ennis Track 15, 23, 34, 36...108 pts

Women O35 Team County Team Points
Place County Positions Points
1 Cork 3, 4, 7, 8...22 pts (Ruth Millerick, Evelyn Cashman, Deirdre Nagle, Ann-Marie Holland)
2 Kerry 1, 6, 32, 6...105 pts

Women O45 Team Club Team Points
Place Club Positions Points
1 An Riocht 2, 17, 4...63 pts
2 Midleton 24, 26, 51...101 pts
3 St. Finbarr's 12, 46, 65...123 pts

Women O45 Team County Team Points
Place County Positions Points
1 Cork 5, 19, 21...45 pts (Carmel Parnell, Clotilde Fitzgibbon, Anna O'Neill)
2 Kerry 2, 17, 33...52 pts
3 Clare 15, 29, 37...81 pts

Mens team results...
Men O35 Club Team Points
1 Leevale 1, 7, 21, 30
...59 /// 2 Moreabbey Milers 2, 1, 15, 59...87 /// 3 St. Finbarr's 8, 13, 27, 42...90

Men O35 County Team Points
Place County Positions Points
1 Cork 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10
...33 (Tim Twomey, Kenneth Kelleher, Michael Dullea, Michael Harrington, John O'Connell, Frank Hayes)
2 Tipperary 2, 9, 1, 15, 17, 34
3 Clare 12, 23, 26, 27, 32, 40

Men O50 Club Team Points
Place Club Positions Points
1 Leevale 53, 58, 10
...21 /// 2 Dundrum 41, 102, 159...302 /// 3 Kilmurry Ibrickane/N.Clare 95, 96, 145...336

Men O50 County Team Points
Place County Positions Points
1 Cork 53, 58, 66, 88
...265 (John Collins, Mark Bickerdike, Eamonn McEvoy, Stan Byczek)
2 Tipperary 41, 97, 74, 97
3 Clare 56, 7, 95, 96

The official results from Munster Athletics can be seen HERE

Note from the Munster Athletics website.."Please note that any Masters results already published elsewhere online are incorrect." The correct results can be found at the link above.

Photos....(Updated Wed 3rd Dec @4pm)
1) Shannon AC have some HERE 
2) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has loads of photos HERE 
3) Conor Tierney of East Cork AC has a gallery HERE    


Anonymous said...

the stewarding was a joke especially at the turn in to the finish.. very confusing

Anonymous said...

whats the story with the conflicting results? Different mens club and county team results than given yesterday

Anonymous said...

seems to be problems with this event on a regular basis, why can,t they get stewarding right? how come yesterdays results were different to todays? Maybe both problems could be solved by letting Ballycotton Running Promotions or the bhaa run the events. They are used to dealing with double or triple the numbers of this event without any problems.

Anonymous said...

The stewards and the host club Carraig na bhFear AC did a great job. I saw one person get confused at the turn in to the finish during the men's race, at the end of the day if he walked the course like everyone else and counted his laps then he would have known to turn into the finish instead of running straight past it. It is completely unfair to say that the stewarding was a joke, some people don't realise the amount of work and organisation that goes in to hosting an event such as this.

John Desmond said...

The event was organised by the Munster Athletics Board. They didn't release any results until today Monday the 1st of December. They had a statement on their website earlier today that any other results on other websites were not correct. It's not that the team and county results were changed, it was that they were wrong on other sites.

Anonymous said...

Hi just wonder who released results early and where did they come from if not munster athletics board

Anonymous said...

was told that bronze medals were given to mens club and county who subsequently finished 4th, if this true its very unfair on them

Anonymous said...

Great work and a fantastic challenging course, its great as a runner just to turn up to these events and have everything in place, as coaches our job is to ensure the juveniles walk the course prior to the race and know where they are running and finishing. As Masters we are responsible for the same thing for our own race, the map of course was available on line and on the day. It is also normal practice to run the course as part of a warm up. We are all adults, and for anyone to think they should get one on one instructions, in a race of 180.... very confusing. I again congratulate the organisers. Well done to all and thank you!

Derek said...

Really enjoyed it. My first cross country race, I was surprised at the crowds. Really did Feek like a big national event. We were lucky with the weather. It must have been difficult for the stewards when the leaders started to lap the backmarkers...

No headphone wearers thats for sure :-)

Anonymous said...

Could anyone tell me why the County and Munster mens 065+ Cross Country Championships is not the same distance as the National ie.4000m