Friday, 21 October 2016


Its Party Time

Tonight sees the launch of our 50th Anniversary Publication and presentation of awards to our international athletes in Fota Hotel (you can still try for tickets as there may have been cancellations (see previous posts for details)

Magic Bus

The bus for those wishing to avail of it (its free) will leave Tesco overflow (gravel) car park at 6.50pm and returns from Fota Hotel at 11.30pm.

Cross Country

Wishing all those running in Carrignavar on Sunday the very best.
Anyone not running please come out and support.

Friday, 14 October 2016


Cross Country

Update from intermediate cross country in Carrignavar.
In what was a very good course after all the rain last night Midleton had some great performances today. Eileen who finished in the top 10, leading home Louise and Claire who were all very happy with their runs.
Edwin was first Midleton man home in the men's 8000m race followed by Francis, Mike and Barry in what was a very competitive race, all ran very solid and are looking forward to the Munster Novice next Sunday also in Carrignavar.
Francis Maunsell

Don't forget as this promises to be a great night.

Amsterdam Calling

Delighted to report that all our ladies in the Amsterdam Half Marathon had successful runs and achieved their aims. These were some of our beginner group from this time last year and it is some going to have a half marathon under ones belt after less than twelve months. Well done Rebecca Collins, Karen Davis, Mary Dennehy, Sarah O'Brien and Darina O'Brien. Ladies ye have done yourselves and Midleton AC proud.

Neilus Aherne to Run For Ireland

After a fantastic run today in the National Championships where he finished 3rd in his category which automatically qualifies him to run on the Irish Team in the international championships in Scotland shortly. Delighted for you Neilus and as is everyone in your club Midleton AC.

Ballincollig Park Run.

Shane Fitzgerald Foley, Morgan O'Regan and David Moynihan who came 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the Ballincollig Park Run. The boys are in their tapering stage for Dublin City Marathon.
On a perfect morning for running shane Fitzgerald Foley came 2nd overall and in his age cat morgan o reagan 3rd overall and in his cat and David moynihan 4th overall and 1st in his age cat very happy all round David Moynihan.

Rebel 10Km

Esther Murphy and Bernadette Twomey ran here today in what was described as a cool route that has a mixture of everything. Chris McCarthy had a great run here where he got a PB of 41.30 also John Cashman finished 3rd O/50 .
Delighted also to report that club member Mike Cremin won the 5km race here in 18.03 Well done Mike.

Adventure Race

Wonderful running again here by Breda Sheedy who once again won her Category and finished a brilliant 6th overall. Christine Murphy showed how her cross country running is starting to pay off when she also once again finished 6th O/40.

On what would normally be a quiet weekend with many on their marathon tapering there are lots of our members engaged in various races.


We have five members heading off to Amsterdam to do the Half Marathon there. Mary Dennehy, Rebecca Collins, Karen Davis , Darina O'Brien and Sarah O'Brien. These girls only started in the Beginners Group this time last year and look how they have progressed. There are around eleven going including supporters and we wish them all safe travels and a great race,

West Cork Bound

We have two ladies doing the west Cork adventure race Breda Sheedy and Christine Murphy and we also wish them the very best.

Cross Country

We have a fine crew doing the County Intermediate in Carrignavar on Sunday so lets hope the weather clears up. Best of luck to all.

National Vets

Neilus Aherne is running in this on Sunday and we wish him the very best as the international squad are selected from these races and if anyone deserves it Neilus does. Best of luck to all.

If you are running elsewhere please let me know so I can report on it. Danny

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Andre Brodkorb Reports

Quest Killarney Adventure Race 1 October 2016
27km race, AndrĂ© Brodkorb 5th overall, 1st prize M40. A well organised, commercial race in a stunning scenery, consisting of 12km cycle around the Muckross house and lake, 1km kayaking, 8km mountain trail (Torc waterfall and “cardiac steps”, 500m climb) and finish with 6km cycle back to the Gleneagles Hotel.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

News Updates

Cross Country Calling

Last call for anyone who would like to be entered in the COUNTY INTERMEDIATE CROSS COUNTRY this Sunday in Carrignavar.  We only have 3 men and 4 women so far, so please let me know if you want to run and you haven't yet informed me.

Also, the MUNSTER NOVICE AND UNDER 23 CROSS COUNTRY takes place on Sunday, 23 October, also in Carrignavar.  Entries have to be in by this Friday, 14 October.  Anyone who would like to run there and help us to make up teams, please let me know as soon as possible. Sally
Dates for the Diary

Cloyne Commons Challenge 4K Series.
The 3rd annual Cloyne 4K challenge will take place from November 2016 to March 2017.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Friday, 7 October 2016



Bernie Twomey says "Save The Date"
Our Annual Christmas Party is on Saturday 10th Dec. More details to follow shortly.

County Senior Cross Country
Sinead Keavney has a Top 10 Finish

What started out as a training run and just to gain more experience wound up with a top ten finish when Sinead Keavney finished 8th overall in the Senior County Championships with a very fine run.

Sinead who had won the County Novice last weekend was advised just to run today to gain more experience and once again she surpassed all expectations when she finished 8th overall.
Of course no doubt as can be seen from the photograph she had her supporters that she could not let down. Once again well done Sinead.

Picture shows Sinead surrounded by her proud fans saying
" Our Mam is the best".

Best of luck to everyone running this weekend and I know many will be working on their Dublin Marathon preparations and other's on the Amsterdam Half Marathon wind down. Also to anyone running the Senior County Cross Country.

This will be available very shortly

Don't forget that our Raffle  Tickets are on sale in aid of our Juvenile Section so please support You might find them for sale around but certainly at our Senior Training on Monday and Wednesday evenings and also at Juvenile Training. Books only 5e each.
Great Prizes and a great cause.

PRIZES1         Midleton Fitness - 4 week personal training package (Value €199)
2         Garryvoe Hotel - B&B for two people sharing
3         Puma men's tracksuit AND Craghoppers lady's fleece jacket
4         An adult's AND a child's O’Neills Cork jerseys
5         Core Health & Beauty €50 Voucher AND Sam McAuley Beauty Hamper
6         A set of 10 adult books AND Office Supplies €25 Voucher
7         Ballycotton Seafood €65 Voucher
8         Midleton Fitness - 1 month platinum membership
9         Sage Restaurant €30 Voucher AND Ballyseedy €25 Voucher
10       Breville Blend Active Blender
11       A set of 10 AND a set of 16 children’s books
12       A set of 10 AND a set of 16 children’s books
 Draw will take place on 21st October at 50th Anniversary Awards Night
 Tickets €2 each or Book of 3 for €5 – Permit Granted

Also our 50th Anniversary Dinner and launch of our publication on the 21st Oct at 7.30  (SEE PREVIOUS POSTS) and all members past and present are very welcome but it is on a first come basis (Tickets 20 euro each).
So avoid disappointment and order now. There is a free bus from Midleton Park Hotel to Fota Resort where the great event takes place.
Please contact Maura Leahy @ 0861900445 to book tickets and the free bus.
We may have some available at training on Monday evening but don't wait they are going fast. Book and reserve now.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Only 6 days to go. Reminder of registration details.
Online entry for the 5k trail race will remain open until Friday at midnight
You will be able to register on Sunday morning in Garryduff but note that the entry cost will increase to €12 (adult race only).
Entry forms to the family 3k trek can be dropped in to the box in the office in Scoil Nioclais all week. We will also be there in person taking entries on Friday morning (near the 04 door). All other family entries can be made in Garryduff on Sunday morning from 10am (no price change).
Thanks to Siobhan Murphy for the information