01st of March, 2015
Munster Indoor T&F
Congratulations to Daire and Ciaran for their performances in the Munster indoors today. Daire had a storming run to win the Bu14 800m title, Ciaran also produced a good run to finish in 4th place in the Bu16 800m. Both of them can now look forward to the National indoor Championships.
28th of February, 2015
Munster Indoor T&F
Congratulations to Katie Walsh and Rebecca Kearney for their outstanding performances today. Katie Cleared 1.50m in the high jump to claim 2nd place, she narrowly missed the 1.53m mark which would have been a new PB. Rebecca had a great result in the U17 1500m walk where she came home in 3rd position, improving on time she set last year. Both of them now qualify for the National indoor Championships. Best of luck to Ciaran and Daire who will be taking part in the 800m races tomorrow.
20th of February, 2015
East Cork awards night
The annual East Cork awards night took place in the Midleton park hotel tonight. There was a great crowd in attendance to celebrate the national achievements of the Juvenile members from the East Cork clubs. We had 12 athletes presented with awards tonight which is a fantastic achievement, they are all listed below and some pictures from tonight can be viewed on our photos page.
Ben Atkinson BU12 XC
2014 was another good year for Ben. Strong performances in the middle distance events at the East Cork T&F Championships set Ben up for a great run in the County 600m race where he finished a superb 2nd place. Ben also had great success as part of the 4 x 100m relay team winning medals at both County and Munster level. After a slow start to the XC season Ben found his form at the Munster Championships coming home in 14th place, helping to secure the silver medals for the Cork team. At the National XC in Dundalk Ben ran a very good race finishing as 6th scorer for the Cork U12 team helping them to the Bronze team medals.
John Fitzgerald BU12 XC
John made his T&F debut in 2014 having joined Carraig na bhFear during the 2013 XC season. He competed very well in the Munster Indoor T&F making the final of the 60m, narrowly missing out on a medal. He continued his good form through the outdoor season performing strongly in both sprint and middle distance events in the East Cork and County T&F Championships. He won a silver medal in the 4 x 100m relay at the Munster T&F in the C.I.T. John missed the start of the XC season but returned in time for the Munster’s in Tipperary where he came home in 17th place and secured the all-important place on the Cork U12 team for the national championships. John saved his best race for Dundalk, running strongly to be the 5th scorer for the Cork team to help them to 3rd place and a first National medal for himself!
Penny Cronin GU11 XC
2014 was a superb year for Penny with successes on the track and particularly in her favoured cross country. Penny won medals in all her East Cork middle distances races and also won the silver medal over 600m at the county Juvenile ‘B’ T&F Championships. Penny kicked off her XC season in style with a 6th place finish in the County Championships, and followed this up with a great run up in age at the Munster XC where she secured a place on the Cork U12 team for the National XC. At the Munster U11 XC Penny ran a superb race to come home in 7th place and in helping her Cork team to the Gold medals she also secured her place on both the Munster & Cork teams for the National Championships. Penny recovered from a slow start in the National XC in Dundalk to finish as 7th scorer for Cork just missing out on a medal. However all Penny’s hard training paid off at the National XC in Santry where she came home in a brilliant 12th place, winning an individual medal and also helping her Munster & Cork teams to the gold medals!
Daire O’ Sullivan BU13 XC
Daire had a short but amazing season in 2014, only joining Carraig na bhFear AC at the end of October. He made his debut for the club at the East Cork uneven age Championships in November where he won the U13 race in some style. Next up for Daire was the Munster ‘B’ XC in Watergrasshill where he ran a superb tactical race sprinting away with 200m to go to claim the Munster title. Daire finished his season off the way he started it with a fantastic run in the National ‘B’ XC in Tuam winning the U13 National championship race.
Cathal Fitzgerald BU13 XC
Cathal’s first race of the season was the East Cork uneven age XC where he had an excellent run to help his team to the gold medals. At the Munster ‘B’ XC in Watergrasshill, Cathal put in a storming finish to come home in 18th place. After the Munsters Cathal turned his focus to athletics and was rewarded with a fantastic run in the National ‘B’ XC in Tuam where he came home in 12th place winning an individual medal and he was also the 2nd scorer for the silver medal winning Cork team.
Orla Coffey GU13 XC
Last year was a fantastic year for Orla, starting off with a great run over 600m in the Munster Indoor T&F in Nenagh. At the East Cork T&F Orla tasted more success with a great run to win the 800m title. Orla also performed very well at the County T&F Championships. At the County XC Championships Orla had a good run to come home in 9th place and lead her team to the bronze medals. Orla had a great run in the Munster ‘B’ XC, coming home in 8th place and winning individual, County & Club medals. At the National ‘B’ XC in Tuam Orla had her best race of the season, finishing in 13th position and helping her Cork team to the Gold medals.
Nicole Dalton GU13 XC
Nicole missed most of the T&F season so she was full of determination for the XC season. She started off with a strong run in the East Corks and followed this up with another good run in the Counties to help her team to 3rd place. At the Munster ‘B’ XC in Watergrasshill Nicole had a superb run finishing in 18th place, winning a club team silver medal. At the National ‘B’ XC in Tuam Nicole rounded her season off in style with another great run to win a gold All-Ireland medal with the Cork team.Joseph Daly BU14 XC
Joseph had a fantastic year in 2014 starting with some excellent performances in the East Cork T&F Championships. At the county T&F Joseph surprised everybody by winning a High Jump medal to go along with the medal he won in the 1500m. Success for Joseph continued into the XC season when he came 3rd in the County championships. At the Munster XC in Tipperary things didn’t go plan but Joseph held on to claim a place on the Cork team for Nationals. At the All-Irelands in Dundalk Joseph had a super run to finish in 36th place and was also the 5th scorer for the silver medal winning Cork team.
Maebh Daly GU15 Javelin
2014 was another very good year for Maebh. She competed strongly in multi events and also in individual T&F events. Once again it was her favoured Javelin event which brought Maebh her biggest successes of the year. Maebh competed as a Junior in schools athletics for the first time and made it all the way to the National championships but her form deserted her at the wrong time. As always Maebh put in the extra work on getting her technique back in order and was rewarded with a gradual return to form winning county and Munster Javelin medals. At the National T&F Championships in July all Maebh’s training paid off with some great throws, she threw 4 new PB throws on the way to winning the National bronze medal.
Katie Walsh GU16 XC
Katie had her most successful year in athletics in 2014. She showed all around ability winning medals in multiple T&F disciplines at the East Cork Championships before going on to win County medals in sprint and long hurdles and also in High Jump. Katie then went on to win a bronze medal in High Jump at the Munster T&F. However Katie really found top form over the cross country season, with very strong performances in all her races but most importantly at both the Munster U16 & U17 XC where she made the Cork teams on both occasions securing herself a place in the National XC Championships. At the National XC in Dundalk Katie had a good run to come home 6th scorer for the 3rd place Cork team. She followed up this success in Santry where she was the 5th scorer for Cork, securing a second National medal for her troubles.Christine O’Flynn GU16 XC
2014 was a fantastic year for Christine. After strong performances in the East Cork T&F Christine moved on to the County Championships where she turned on the style to win medals in both the 800 & 1500m events. Christine ran very well in the County XC championships, helping her team to the bronze medals. At the Munster XC in Tipperary Christine had a super run coming home in 25th position and securing a place on the Cork team for the National XC Championships. Christine saved her best race for last when she had a super run in the Nationals in Dundalk, coming home as 5th scorer for the Cork team and winning a first All-Ireland medal for herself. Well done Christine.Shiela Connolly GU19 XC
Sheila was another athlete to Join Carraig na bhFear just in time for XC season, making her debut at the counties in Carraigadrohid. She had her first taste of success in the County junior XC where she scored for the Imokilly team that won the bronze team medals. At the Munster uneven age Championships in Newmarket Sheila had an excellent run coming home in 13th place just missing out on an individual medal but winning a gold county medal with Cork. Sheila rounded off her season in style at the National XC in Santry where she was 6th scorer for the victorious Cork team. Well done Sheila.
08th of February, 2015
National Juvenile 'B' XC Championships
We had 2 teams in action today in Tuam at the National XC Championships, both teams did incredible and were both unlucky to miss out on team medals - the boys missed out by a single point and the girls were only short 4 points. Well done to both teams, hats off to Daire O' Sullivan who ran the perfect race to win his first National XC title. The results from today can be found on Athletics Irelands website. Training is now back in full swing, everyone should have returned their completed membership forms by now.
06th of February, 2015
Best of luck to all our athletes that are competing in the National XC Championships this weekend, all important information about the event can be viewed here.
Our club AGM will take place on Monday night 16th of February at 8pm, all parents and adult members are invited to attend.
01st of February, 2015
The dates of this years Munster Outdoor T&F Championships have been updated and the venues are now confirmed, we are still waiting for confirmation of East Cork and County fixtures. The AAI Juvenile competition booklet for 2015 can be found here.
08th of January, 2015
Our fixtures page has now been updated with most of this coming years T&F dates, some exceptions to the list are the East Cork and County T&F and the Munster 'B' T&F fixtures which should all be confirmed shortly. There are comprehensive lists of fixtures including road races on the Cork Athletics, Munster Athletics and AAI websites.
Registration will take place in the hall again tonight from 8pm, new members are always welcome.
01st of January, 2015
Happy new year to all our members!! Training will resume next Tuesday night at 7.45pm in the Sacred Heart College hall for athletes from u13 upwards , younger athletes will return to training on Thursday night and will train only on Thursday nights for the month of January. Athletes from U13 up will train on both Tuesday & Thursday nights. As always new members are always welcome to come along and give athletics a try, just turn up on the night or contact us in advance if you prefer.
Registration will take place upstairs in the hall on Tuesday & Thursday nights for all members from 7.30 - 8pm and we would like all our athletes to complete their registration on one of those nights. The fees for 2015 are 30 Euro for a juvenile athlete and 35 Euro for an adult.