Friday, 8 November 2013


Cross Country Castlelyons

Michelle Takes Munster Bronze

                                                            Well done to all our crew who braved the terrible conditions out there today which were even worse for the runners as they has to contend with a very cut up and slippy course after the juvenile races being on first. Michelle Kenny was our first lady home and she finished Third over all. Running strong all the way the leader led from start to finish about 30 mtrs ahead of 2nd and 3rd who were neck and neck until the final hundred meters. Michelle had come off a very heavy track session yesterday and felt the effects of it today as she had recently beaten both of the girls who were ahead of her today but still she ran a very fine race and hopefully will get a gold medal with the Cork Team

Helen Gilroy came next running a powerful strong race and gaining all the way never faltering for a minute to show what a superb athlete she is. Joanne O'Mahony came next again running very well and struggling with the conditions to come through in style. Maggie Chojan came next also running with Cork allowed her strength to carry her round whilst she was followed by Trish Murphy who seems to relish the tough going and was gaining places right up to the finish.

Our men were out in strength too and were led home by  Capt. Noel O'Regan again showing why he is such a fine runner whilst letting his experience show he constantly gained places throughout the race. He was followed by club cross country coach Matt Chojan who was getting stronger as the race progressed. Fergal O'Meara came next running a powerful race and again progressing as the race went on showing what a very fine athlete he is. Next came the battle of the giants Castlemartyr versus Ladysbridge. James Moore and Neilus Aherne running together most of the way with neither athlete able to break away with James showing how he has progressed since he first donned his spikes in Carrignavar only a couple of months ago he finally overcame the mighty Neilus by a couple of meters in the end. A special word of thanks must go to Sally Drennan who organised all the entries and was today waiting in the wind and rain with the numbers for the runners. I will post full results when to hand.

Great Railway Run (25k Route)
Sheila Buckley 4th Lady Home

We had a few runners here today with reports of a mighty run again by Sheila Buckley she came a very good 4th Lady overall a great reward for all the hard work she has put in. It is wonderful to see someone reap the benifit of proper training and hard work and no one deserves her recent success as much as Sheila..
Another great run was run by Fionan O'hAodain who did 2h 20m which is fine running by any standards. He was well supported all the way round by clubmate Joseph Fouhy who ran the last couple of hundred meters with him. 
Any others that ran please report in.
Another fine run by Christopher McCarthy who ran 43:46 in the 10k Great Railway Run 

Dungarvan 10 Now Full
No more unless you are elite.

The big one this weekend for the club is the Munster Intermediate Cross Country Championships which takes place in Castlelyons. The following are the declared runners for the club.

Teams for the Munster Intermediate cross country in Castlelyons on Sunday, 10 November:

Men's team

James Moore
Neilus Aherne
Stan Byczek
Noel O'Regan
Matt Chojan
Fergal O'Meara

Women's team

Trish Murphy
Helen Gilroy
Michelle Kenny
Joanne Mahony
Anna Doris
Maggie Chojan

There are four to score in each team. The women's race takes place at approximately 2.00 pm and is 5000m.  The men's race will be at approximately 2.15 pm and is 8000m.
As Castlelyons is only out the road about 15 mins we ask as many as possible to come and support your club and also you get to see some very fine athletes in action. 

There is also a 5Km race in Brickey (just outside Dungarvan) on Sunday morning.

Anyone else running anywhere please send us in the details so we can report on it.

New Pilates Course Starting

New pilates course will start again in Ballintotis on so if you are interested in strengthening your core, improving your posture, balance and coordination or just simply want to try something new please text me on 0872150946 - MattTuesday 12th of November at 7.30pm

6 week course - 75euro ( Midleton AC members - 60 )