Friday, 17 January 2020


Death of Mary Meagher - Blarney-Inniscarra AC and both Cork and Munster Boards

Mary Meagher R.I.P. - Condolences

January 18th 2019

The Officers and Officials of Cork Athletics County Board extend their condolences and deepest sympathy to our friend and colleague, John Meagher, along with the family and friends, on the death of our esteemed colleague Mary Meagher. 

Mary Meagher of Blarney Inniscarra A.C. and Cork County AAI Board dedicated her life to athletics. That commitment was shown best at club and county level. She was also an officer at Munster level for years and an esteemed official at national level for the AAI. She has been the competition secretary for juveniles at the Cork County Board for almost 40 years and doubled up as the senior competition secretary also for many years.
Marys’ commitment to athletics was such that it is unknown if she ever had a weekend off. She built up a vast knowledge, especially of juvenile athletics, which she imparted generously to thousands of athletes over the last five decades. Indeed, many owe the success of their athletic career to her.
The long hours Mary worked at administration in Cork County has never been surpassed by anyone and unlikely to be in the future. In recognition of that, the Cork County Board last year presented her with an Outstanding Contribution Award.
Her loss to John and her family will be enormous. Her loss to fellow officers of Cork County Board is immeasurable as many officers would have found their roles impossible to carry out without her advice, drive and generous offers of help.
Cork Athletics has now a major void that will be almost impossible to fill.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís

Sincere Sympathy From All In Midleton AC

The Wednesday Session

The Wednesday Session in the Community Centre at 7pm is now being coordinated by our very own Marian Aherne.

Alongside circuit training there will be exercises in strength and conditioning, core work, yoga etc advice on pacing and injury prevention all leading up to a run with fellow members at your own pre decided pace. This session is suitable for all.

Best of luck to all running this weekend we have lots of races to choose from.

Registration for 2020 is now due and must be paid before the end of Jan in order to train with the club. Its only 60e (before the end of Jan.) for the twelve months and is surely the best value around. You can pay online  or at training Monday or Wednesday evenings.

Tom Walsh 10k Caherconlish, Co Limerick

Sinead O'Driscoll travelled to Caherconlish in Co Limerick on Sunday morning to run the Tom Walsh 10Km where she finished 4th Lady overall and 1st Lady O/40.

Cloyne 4Km

On a bitterly cold frosty morning a great crowd turned up for the Cloyne 4Km. This was race three in the series with two more to go. We had a great crowd there as always. If there was a prize for the "Best Supporting Club" Midleton AC would win by a mile. Our first lady home was Vicki Spiteri with another fine run and our first man was John Hennessy with an equally fine effort.
Well done to all who ran and to the fine crowd out from the club supporting as always..

Monday, 13 January 2020

Cross Country and Munster Indoors

The national masters and intermediate cross country takes place on 8 February in Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. Hopefully we will have at least one team, competing here.

The Munster indoor masters track takes place on 15/16 February in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.  There has been some interest shown in this. The masters 3000m takes place on the Saturday, with all other masters events on the Sunday.  There is also a 4 x 200m over 35 relay which would be great to have a Midleton AC team in.

Please let me know if you would like to be entered in either of the above.

Thank you.

Sally - 087 2265857

Coming Up Next Sunday Morning

Friday, 10 January 2020


Best of luck to all running this weekend. Remember you must be registered with BHAA to qualify for prizes or to be part of a team. See form in previous post.

Registeration is now due and must be paid before the end of January in order to run or train with the club. The full fee for the year is 60euro. This is by far the best value around. 

You get Athletics Ireland  Insurance whist at official club training, subsidised race entries,subsidised club gear and the advice of qualified coaches who will devise a personal training plan to suit your needs. (There are lots of unqualified coaches out there whose only experience is to download you a plan from the internet and pretend its theirs and charge you for it.) 
You will also meet a wonderfully  friendly group of people to run and train with.

Couch 2 5K   "New Life 4D New Year"

We had a great crowd signing up last Wednesday evening but there is still room for a few more so "Just Do It" come along next Wednesday evening and sign up and start your "New Life 4D New Year"

Dupont - FMC 5Km

Great Results All Round 

On a beautiful morning for running a great crowd of four hundred and twenty turned out for the Dupont FMC 5Km on Sunday morning.After initial confusion as to if it was a 5Km or a 6Km it turned out to be a 5Km and a great one at that.
We had as usual a very large crew from the club in our various colours and it was great to see both men and womens teams in the prizes as well as several individual prizes.

Siobhán O'Leary was our first Lady home and she won 1st O/45 and along with Kathleen O'Connell led the Midleton Town Council Lady's Team to the 2nd Grade C prize.

Our men also had lots of prizes with Midleton Town Council getting 2nd Grade A  Team with a team of Morgan O'Regan, Edwin Cashman and new kid on the block Henry Milward. Our individual winners were John Cashman 2nd O/55, Neilus Aherne 1st O/60 and Donie O'Connell 3rd O/65. Well done to all who ran and to the great crowd of supporters we had there.

( Thanks to Louise Barry for the extra photo's.)

Coming up next weekend one of the best races around and only down the road. Everyone had a chance of winning this race. You predict your time and start the race at that countdown time. If you win your name is carved in stone at Colligan Wood. Our own great Kathleen O'Connell is a former winner.

This well worth looking into

One for the diary