In what turned out to be a fantastic evening of racing in Carringnavar on Tuesday evening our club acquitted themselves really well and came away with a fine haul of medals.
First home was Frank O'Brien who was an easy winner in the 1500m whilst Ger O'Regan had another strong run and got Bronze for 3rd O/45. In the Ladies 100m Lovness Hegarty finished a very strong 4th and she also had a fine run in the 300m.
Michael Beirne also did the 100m and also came away with the Bronze Medal 3rd O/45 and unfortunately had to drop out of the 300m due to an injury, Whilst Frank O'Brien again showed his all round class taking Silver in the Senior 300m.
John Spellman also had another fine run in the Jnr 1500m.
In the Ladies 3000m there was a fantastic finish (see photo below) and Sinead O'Driscoll came away with Gold 1st O/35 whilst in the Men's 3000m Tony Forrestal had another great run and took a very close Silver medal.
In the relay our team of Eileen Leahy Sinead O'Driscoll, Ger O'Regan and Tony Forrestal all had fine runs and as this was a Fun Event there were no medals.
Thanks to all our runners and supporters and to those who were not there you missed out on a great night of running.
Huge congratulations also today to young Frank O'Brien who came 3rd in the National U23 Steeplechase in Dublin today. Whilst he was two seconds off his PB to come away with the 3rd was a great achievement. Remember Frank has several more years to go at U23. Congratulations Frank your club is extremely proud of you once again. .
It was Bloomsday all over again this morning when Daniel Bloom under took his first Virtual Cork Marathon. Daniel was due to do it over the June weekend but unfortunately fell ill. He came back this morning fighting fit and ably assisted by some clubmates he amnaged to crack the magic 3 hours on his first attempt coming home in the fantastic time of 2 hours 58 minutes. Well done Daniel may it be the first of many.
Now that Ballynoe is over the feeling is that we need more races. Here is the chance and choice of lots of races with a distance to suit everyone and also a mixed relay. What more could you want.
Many of you will never have tried track before but here there is a difference as its on grass so why not give it a go and see how you get on. Its open to all levels and the club will even pay your entry fee.
Its a good fun evening out so go on go on go on go on
Entries to Sally 0872265857 before Sunday evening.
TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021
(Senior, Junior, Master O35/O45 Women & Men)
Tuesday, 22nd June at Colaiste an Chroi Naofa,
Carraig na Bhfear
TRACK Junior Women (Born 2002 to 2005) 100m.
7.05 pm Junior Men (Born 2002 to 2005 ) 100m.
7.10 pm Senior Women 100m.
7.15 pm Masters Women 100m.
7.20 pm Senior Men 100m.
7.25 pm Masters Men 100m.
8.30 pm Finals of above, in same order (if
TRACK Senior & Masters Women 1500m.
7.10 pm Senior & Masters Men 1500m.
7.20 pm Junior Women (Born 2002 to 2005) 1500m.
7.30 pm Junior Men (Born 2002 to 2005) 1500m.
7.40 pm Senior Women 300m.
7.50 pm Masters Women 300m.
8.00 pm Junior Women (Born 2002 to 2005) 300m.
8.10 pm Junior Men (Born 2002 to 2005) 300m.
8.20 pm Senior Men 300m.
8.30 pm Masters Men 300m. 8.40
pm Senior/Masters/Junior Women
8.55 pm Senior/Masters/Junior
9.10 pm Senior Mixed Relay 4 x 300m.
If heats are required in 300m.
races & mixed relay, results will be decided on times.
Times are approximate and the programme may run ahead of schedule.
Entry Fee €5.00. Entry Fee will be taken at the gate (exact
fee) no change. Club Secretary's to
email entries to email@example.com.
Closing date Sunday 20th June . No entries on night.
CORK JUNIOR, SENIOR & MASTERS TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021 – INFORMATION
athletes intending to compete must pre enter where possible through
their respective club competitions secretaries. Entries to be emailed to the
Carraig na bhFear A.C. Competition Secretary Ger Foley at Gerfoley5@gmail.com no later than 10.00pm on Sunday,
Athletic Ireland registered athletes from clubs affiliated to the East Cork
Division may compete.
to be forwarded are:
Contact phone number.
Race or races intending
to compete in.
Athlete’s category –
Junior, Senior, Masters O/35 or Masters O/45.
coaches and officials should also pre-register. Absolutely no entry on the day
to anyone who has not pre-registered.
athletes should make themselves familiar with and abide by Athletics Ireland
return to competition protocols.
will be on the college grounds in Carraig na bhFear.
to arrive in good time for your race as they will go off on time. Allow time to
on to the competition area:
pre-registered athletes, club coaches and appointed officials will be allowed
on the competition area.
single entry point will be used and all entrants will be asked to use the hand
entrance fee is payable at the single point of entry and everyone is requested
to have the exact fee (€5), to be placed in an “honesty bucket”at the check in
public address system will be in operation to call athletes to their races.
toilet will be available and appropriate cleaning products will be provided and
all users will be asked to sanitise before and after use.
will be called to a “call room“ no sooner than 10 minutes before their race.
“call room” areas will be operated. One for the 100m track and another for the 300m track.
medals will be presented on the night, but will be forwarded to the club competition
secretaries at a later date.
official photographers will be taking photographs and they will be edited and
posted on Carraig na bhFear A.C.’s social media platforms after the
Another spectacular night of racing in Ballynoe tonight and how good it felt to be back at a real race.
The club once again did brilliant with our ladies team winning GOLD. The team consisted of Andrea McNamara, Eileen Leahy and Caroline Geary. The rest of our ladies team were not far behind led by Margaret Jones with Lovness Hegarty, Christine Murphy. Linda Curtin, Colette Dalton, Margaret Twohig, Bernie Twomey and Joan McCarthy all having fine runs.
Our men did equally well with Frank O'Brien having a very fine run and once again taking the Individual Bronze Medal.
Our team of Tony Forrestal, Daniel Bloom, John Hennessy and John Spellman took the BRONZE TEAM MEDALS so another great night for the club and Tony managed to get a PB in his new magic shoes.
Our other team members who had fine runs were Henry Millward, Ger O'Regan, Declan Dorgan, Mark Cronin, Andre Brodkorb, Brendan Curtin, Don McDonald, Dan Twohig, Joseph Power, Michael Beirne, Paul Kearns and Ian Kohler. Many were doing it for the first time and all seemed to enjoy it.
Well done to all our supporters who came out and supported all around the course.
Formed in 1966 Midleton Athletic Club is one of the few clubs in the Cork area that has both a juvenile section and a senior section as well. This blog will deal with the senior section. The senior section has a wide variety of members ranging from members in mid seventies to just out of juvenile. It is proud to boast that two of our members represented Ireland in the Olympic Games. Whilst most members nowadays seem to favour road running over the complete variety of distances from 3Km to marathon and beyond also X Country and track and field as well. There is an active social side to the club. Anyone wishing to join is welcome to try out for a session before committing to the club. The club trains on Mondays from 6pm in the Midleton College All Weather Cricket Field and on Wednesdays @ 6.30 meeting at the Community Centre also on Thursday's at the Co Op Market Green at 9pm. Other group runs are organised amongst members during the week. New members are welcome anytime. Phone 0872403940
Contact Senior Section enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0872403940
(For information on Juvenile Section please ring 0830767876