Tuesday 22 June 2021


Lots Of Medals For The Club

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.

Frank O'Brien show how to do it in style

Loveness Hegarty

On your Marks Get Set Go Michael Beirne

 The relay Team discussing tactics

All Winners All Right

Eileen Leahy carrying the baton in the relay

Sunday 20 June 2021

Frank O'Brien 3rd  in 

National U23 Steeplechase

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. .

 Congratulations Daniel Bloom Goes Sub 3

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.

Dan says

"I ran in aid of Motor Neurone Disease and if anyone would be so kind as to donate that the link is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/daniel-bloom3 "

Friday 18 June 2021


Best of luck to club member Frank O'Brien who is running in the National U23 Steeplechase Championships in Dublin on Sunday.

Don't forget to let Sally know if you want to run on the track on Tuesday eveninf See post below.

Some fantastic shots from the Trail Running Sessions organised by club member Andre every Thursday evening. Ballycotton Cliff Walk was this weeks venue.

Thursday 17 June 2021


All club gear will be delivered as previously advertised in July. Don't worry its on it way to you soon. 

Wednesday 16 June 2021


Let's do it again next week

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.



(Senior, Junior, Master O35/O45 Women & Men)


Tuesday, 22nd June at Colaiste an Chroi Naofa, Carraig na Bhfear


TRACK 1        7.00 pm           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 required)


TRACK 2        7.00 pm           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            3000m.

                        8.55 pm           Senior/Masters/Junior Men                 3000m.

                        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 gerfoley5@gmail.com.  Closing date Sunday 20th June 10 pm.  No entries on night.  





All 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, 20th June.


Only Athletic Ireland registered athletes from clubs affiliated to the East Cork Division may compete.

Details to be forwarded are:

  1. Athlete name 
  2. Athlete’s club
  3. Contact phone number.
  4. Race or races intending to compete in.
  5. Athlete’s category – Junior, Senior, Masters O/35 or Masters O/45.

Club coaches and officials should also pre-register. Absolutely no entry on the day to anyone who has not pre-registered.


Competing athletes should make themselves familiar with and abide by Athletics Ireland return to competition protocols.



Parking will be on the college grounds in Carraig na bhFear.

Plan to arrive in good time for your race as they will go off on time. Allow time to check in.


Entry on to the competition area:

Only pre-registered athletes, club coaches and appointed officials will be allowed on the competition area.


A single entry point will be used and all entrants will be asked to use the hand sanitiser provided.


The 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 desk.


Public address:

A public address system will be in operation to call athletes to their races.



A toilet will be available and appropriate cleaning products will be provided and all users will be asked to sanitise before and after use.


In competition:

Athletes will be called to a “call room“ no sooner than 10 minutes before their race.

Two “call room” areas will be operated. One for the 100m track  and another for the 300m track.

No medals will be presented on the night, but will be forwarded to the club competition secretaries at a later date.


Two 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 competition.


Tuesday 15 June 2021

Great Night in Ballynoe At The East Cork 

Road Racing Championships

Gold and Bronze Team Medals 

 Individual Bronze Medal

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.