Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Also on both days we will have 2017 membership forms available for signing and its still only 70 euro for fifty two weeks with two training sessions per week at least. This also covers your insurance at club training sessions.

We will  have Ballycotton 10 entry forms available for our members who prefer to enter by post as you still will have a week to enter being a member of an Athletics Ireland club.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

How wonderful to see Matt Chojan back in action


Happy after Clonakilty half marathon, 19th place, great vibe and motivated to train faster and stronger :) Best feel ever: knowing that there are loved ones waiting at the finish line, THANK YOU

Friday, 2 December 2016


Bus To Party

 There will be a bus from Midleton to and from Rosie's. Leaving Market Green Car Park (gravel section) at 7.45pm  and returning from Rosie's at 12.45 am.

Please pass on the word re this great sale. We will also be signing up new members and giving information on the club. More details to follow.


Now Available – DVD of 50th Anniversary Awards Night

Cost is €12 and is available to order from Willie O'Mahony on 086 840 2825

Waterford Half Marathon Report from Mark Walsh

A Great Day in the Déise City for Midleton AC
We had about 25  wonderful athletes, as well as a few great supporters – including Louise Barry and Tim Hannon - in Waterford for the half marathon this morning. This was a truly impressive turnout for a dull early December Saturday.
With nearly 1800 runners taking part, this is one of the biggest 13.1 milers on the Irish calendar and must be one of the best value and best organised. Everything from the venue, the parking, ease of access, the stewarding, the food, goodie bags, general organisation and, of course, the hats, were top class. Congrats to WAC!
As for the Midleton AC runners I did not meet anyone who wasn’t happy with their performance on the day. Yes, it was a tough course, with two very long and challenging climbs – one at mile 2 and one at mile 9/10. That said, the weather was favourable for running, with cool temperatures and light winds.
First home for the Club was Don Ryan, closely followed by Seán O’Sullivan and then Mark Walsh, Edwin Cashman and Mick Murphy, all of whom were under the 90 minute mark. The ladies were led home by the impressive Helen Gilroy, with Deirdre Aherne next, breaking 100 mins again, and Claire Fitzgerald close behind.
There were many excellent performances and several PBs on the day, including Mark O’Reilly, Alan Morley, Breeda Sheedy, Edwin Cashman, Mick Murphy, Ger O’Regan, Trevor Condon and Mark Walsh (and maybe more that are not known at time of going to press).
Well done to Claire Parker, Vikki Peters, Siobhan Murphy, Martha McNamara, Bernie Twomey and Ann Marie Perry, all flying the flag high for the ladies. And, not to be outdone, congrats also to Kevin Moran, Brian Cott, Denis Collins and Richard Power, all of whom should be thrilled with their achievement. HATS off to All !!
Again, sincere apologies if anyone has been overlooked – let us know how you did.
Ger O'Regan has a great run and a PB.


Waterford Half Marathon


Big thanks to Louise Barry, Brian Cott and Mark Walsh for most of the photo's .


Its time to get the glad rags out and celebrate a fantastic year of running with our club. Its our 50th Anniversary and we have had some great successes to celebrate. So get out there now and book your tickets for Rosie's on Saturday 10th December. Finger Food, Disco plus lots more all for only 15euro Contact Bernie Twomey 0872311688 or myself at 0872403940 to reserve your ticket. Tickets also available at training Monday and Wednesday evenings. There will be a bus from Midleton to and from Rosie's Please let Bernie know if you wish to avail of this.


The following is the entry procedure for next year’s Ballycotton ’10’ which will take
place on Sunday March 12th. Once again, numbers are limited and there will be a
combination of online and postal entries, as follows:

1) Online entries will open on Wednesday December 7th at 2pm, when the first 1,000
will be accepted. At 8pm the same evening a further 1,000 will be accepted, making
an initial online total of 2,000. 2) For Athletics Ireland and Athletics Northern Ireland affiliated members plus those who ran the four races in the Ballycotton Summer Series 2016, along with those
living overseas, an additional online facility will open on Thursday December 8th at
10am until midnight on Friday December 9th.

3) Postal entries: A PDF copy of the entry form will be published on the Ballycotton
website on the evening of Friday December 9th, and will also be available in the usual
local outlets.

All club and Summer Series entrants (see above) and overseas will be accepted by
post up to and including Friday December 16th.The first 200 non-club entries to
arrive by post will be also be added to the above. (All postal entries close on Friday
December 16th).

4) As usual, a limited number of elite entries will be available nearer the date.
Entry fee for the 2017 race is again €15 (plus booking fee of €1.05, if entering online).
No refunds (this also applies for duplicate entries) or no transfers.
Remember as a club member you have until the 16th Dec to get your entry in by post.

Friday, 25 November 2016


Old Parish 5 Mile

David Moynihan had a powerful run in Old Parish 5Mile on one of the toughest courses he ever ran and yet did a time of 30.22 Ger O'Regan also had a great run knocking 22secs off his previous course best. Well done lads.

The RNLI have asked me just to remind people about their upcoming Reindeer Run 5k in Fota House and Gardens next Sunday the 27th of November.

Last year, this event was cancelled due to the storms and rain. The forecast for next Sunday is for dry conditions so it might be a good one for anyone who wants a day out with the kids.

All proceeds go towards the RNLI who of course look after lifeboat services along the coast.

Money can be paid at training on Monday or Wednesday evenings. Contact Bernie Twomey for details 0872311688.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Monday, 21 November 2016


Munster Gold for Joan Hough and Neilus Aherne

Results just out show another great success for Midleton AC in The Munster Masters Cross Country in Dungarvan yesterday.
Joan Hough took the O/55 Gold medal and Neilus Aherne took the O/60 Gold Medal.  Neilus also took Gold with the Cork Team and Joan took Bronze with the Cork team.
Whilst our men O/50 team came 4th and our Ladies O/45 team were 4th also. Another great day out for our club.