Wednesday, 16 June 2021


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  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 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. 



Sunday, 6 June 2021


Don't forget we have TRAINING ON MONDAY 6PM

PLEASE enter Ballynoe East Cork Road Racing Championships Form below in previous post. It won't cost anything if you can't make it on the night but there are NO LATE ENTRIES.

Well done to everyone running this weekend

Big congrats to Richard Power on a very fine Cork Half Marathon and to Amanda Cooney who did a half in Lilliput Adventure Centre.

Several of you were asking re Daniel Bloom Unfortunately Daniel got a bug Friday night and had to postpone until a later date.


Friday, 4 June 2021

 How To Enter for Ballynoe UPDATE

East Cork Roads - Tuesday June 15th

You must use the link below to enter due to Covid etc. 
but please let Sally 0872265857 know that you have entered so we can keep track of entries ourselves.

Link to enter the East Cork Roads on Tuesday 15th 
Entry is €5 on the night and everyone must pre enter.

Entry Link:

Details Of Races

East Cork Athletics Division Road Championships 2021
Venue: Ballynoe
Date: Tuesday 15th June 2021
Ladies Race 3000 metres. Start Time.7.15 pm
Men’s Race 5 miles.  Start Time. 8.00 pm.
Entry Fee. €5.00 pay on the night, (exact fee please no change given)
Race Numbers can be collected on the night outside the Community Hall (bring your own pins)
Entries are confined to athletes that are members of clubs affiliated to the East Cork Athletic Division.
Club Officials and stewards to pre enter (no fee if not racing)
There will be no entries taken on the night. 
Medals to the First 3 individuals at the Finish.
Team Medals will be handed out at a later date.
Ladies Teams 1st, 2nd, 3rd. (3 to Score) outside top 3
Men’s Team 1st,2nd,3rd.    (4 to score) outside top 3
Results will not be available on the night but will be on the East Cork Athletics website and Cork County Board website as soon as possible after the race.
Entries for athletes and officials will only be taken by filling in the form at the above link
Closing Date Friday 11th June 2021 10.00pm (It will not be possible to enter after this date)

Training On Monday

Training Monday @ 6 pm as usual. Even though Monday is a Bank Holiday and we normally don't have official club Training we have decided due to the times we  have been in and upcoming races that WE WILL HAVE TRAINING on Monday next. Just letting ye know early so ye can pencil it in and get ready for the upcoming races.

See below for race details.

Here's wishing anyone running this weekend the very best of luck. Please let us know how it goes.

Best of luck to Daniel Bloom and his great club support crew who will be running his first marathon this weekend.

Derek Aherne wins the new club Intosport Zip Up Top. Congrats Derek.

Mother and Daughter Run Virtual Cork Half Marathon with Sanctuary Runners 

Club member Rosarie Griffin accompanied by yours truly braved the elements on Thursday morning to complete the Virtual Cork Half Marathon and succeeded admirably. Not the nicest morning for the outing with strong winds and rain over half the course.

Not to be outdone her daughter Miriam ( aged13) ventured out that evening and completed the thirteen mile distance (13.1) in fine style in much kinder conditions. Well done ladies on your great effort. 

They both ran with the wonderful organization Sanctuary Runners.

Thursday, 3 June 2021


Confined to East Cork Division Affiliated Club

Tuesday 15th June 7.15 Ladies Men 8pm

ALL entries MUST be Pre Entered 
See above post with link