Friday, 12 September 2014


Doneraile Park

Some fine running last evening in Doneraile Park by Mike Cremin where he finished 2nd overall in 19.10. Well done Mike.

Midleton and District Sports Awards Given to Midleton AC's Daniel Colbert

                                                                 The club is delighted to announce that our member Daniel Colbert has been given the Midleton and District Sports Award sponsored by Midleton Park Hotel for the Month of August. Daniel received it in recognition of his outstanding athletic achievements most notably his winning of the National U23 400mtr H Championships.
                                                                  Daniel who has had an outstanding career as a juvenile winning both Munster and National medals in several disciplines including an All Ireland medal in the hammer before deciding to concentrate on both the 400 mtrs and the 400 H. He has gone from strength to strength since starting in UL where he is now coached by specialists Haley and Drew Harrison.
                                                                Daniel joined the club when he was around eight when the club was just about to rejuvenate itself with the juveniles under the guidance of Helen McSweeney, Maura Leahy, Edmund Colbert and of course Tom Houlihan. Coming from a stage where there was only a couple of families involved there is now almost two hundred juveniles registered. Daniel had been a shining example all through his career inspiring others to follow in his footsteps and hopefully he will now inspire some of our seniors as well.

John Buckley 10 Mile

I know we have a fine crew doing this on Sunday so here's wishing everyone the very best.

Cross Country

Just a gentle reminder that the first cross country race of the season is coming up on Sunday week, 21st Sep:

Sun 21st Sep (11:30) East Cork Novice and Masters Cross-Country Championships...Castlelyons...St Nicholas AC...
This is a great opportunity to try out cross country if you haven't done it before as it will just be the East Cork clubs participating.  Although, FOR THIS RACE ONLY, you can just turn up on the day, we would appreciate it if you would please contact Helen Gilroy on 086-2713072 if you are interested, so we know if we have teams.

Open Information Night 
We have arranged our annual Open Night for Wednesday Sept.17th at 7pm in the Community Centre. This is open to everyone including any potential new members and all existing members. The programme for the Winter season will be outlined and details of our new Beginner Sessions will be given. 
These are the sessions especially designed for people with no running experience and give a gradual introduction to the sport in a relaxed and easy atmosphere. Again everyone is welcome to try it out for a session before committing to join. The sessions are co ordinated by Vincent Connolly and Danny McCarthy who between them have vast experience of introducing people to the sport. Further information 0872403940 or e mail 
Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested