Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Athletics Ireland release club stats for April 2016

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Athletics Ireland release club stats for April 2016

Athletics Ireland have just released the membership stats for all the athletic clubs in Ireland as of the end of April 2016. These are the athletic clubs in Cork with more than 50 adult members...

Club (Seniors & Masters) (End of April 2016)   
Ballymore Cobh AC    177
Eagle AC        171
Midleton AC    157
Leevale AC    149
Youghal AC    148
Mallow AC    145
Ballintotis Fit4Life    140
St.Finbarrs AC    138
Togher AC    127
Watergrasshill AC    112
Dromahane Road Runners    101
Bandon AC    88
Grange Fermoy AC    80
Tracton AC    76
Clonakilty Runners AC    74
Aghada Running Club    62
St.Nicholas AC    59
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC    58
Bantry AC    57
Bweeng Trailblazers    55
North Cork AC    54

Last year, there were 18 clubs with 50 or more adult members. This year, it's 21. This is due to three new clubs...Dromahane Road Runners, Aghada Road Runners and Bweeng Trailblazers.

In comparison to 12 months ago, there are a number of changes in those clubs with 50 or more adult members.

Top 3 increases...
1) Togher AC...up 51.
2) Youghal AC...up 31.
3) Grange Fermoy AC...up 20.

Top 3 decreases...
1) Bandon AC...down 67.
2) North Cork AC...down 23.
3) Midleton AC...down 14.

Some points...
Clubs with Fit4Life beginner programmes tend to have a large membership. There are plenty of smaller clubs that are more focused on other areas like track and field and the faster end of road running.

2) Adult membership tends to reflect the clubs active in road race. There are plenty of clubs with lots of juvenile members but the number of adults coaching them would be relatively small.

3) These stats are for clubs registered with Athletics Ireland. There are a growing number of small running clubs who are doing their own thing.

You can find the stats for April 2016 up on the Athletics Ireland website.

The chart for April 2015 can be seen below for comparison...

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