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 Carraig na bhFear Athletic Club would like to wish all our members, athletes and their parents a very happy Christmas and a great new year.  Training will recommence on Tuesday 10th of January at 7.45pm.  New members are always welcome, just turn up on the night or contact us in advance.
 

15th of December, 2011
 
National even age cross country championships
Last weekend a number of our athletes took part in the National even age cross country championships in Kildare, they all performed very well with a number of them making the Cork team on the day.  Congratulations to them all.
 
Training has now finished for the year.  We will return to training on tuesday 10th of January at 7.45pm, training will take place in the school hall for all athletes.
 

04th of December, 2011
 
East Cork Juvenile unevenage and County intermediate cross country
The East Cork juvenile uneven age cross country championships were held today in Watergrasshill.  It proved to be a very succesful day for our club with some great performances from some of our athletes.  Also in action today we had some new members that were making their cross country debuts, they all ran very well and did their families proud. 
The county intermediate cross country championships were also hosted by our club in Watergrasshill today, the Carraig ladies team ran very well in what was for most of them only their second or third outings.  Well done to all our athletes that competed today.  Some pictures from today can be seen on our photos page.
Next weekend the all Ireland uneven age cross country championships take place in the Curragh, we wish all our athletes the best of luck.  Training continues as normal for all our athletes this week.
 

20th of November, 2011
Munster juvenile 'B' Cross country championships
A small number of Carraig na bhFear athletes traveled to Limerick racecourse today for the Munster Juvenile 'B' cross country championships.  On a tough course our small band of athletes competed very well, some pictures from today can be seen on our photos page.  Next weekend the national even age XC championships take place in Sligo, best of luck to our athletes taking part. 

13th of November, 2011
 
Munster Juvenile uneven age cross country championships 2011

Today, a large number of our athletes were in action at Munster Juvenile Cross Country Championships in Clonmel, Co.  Tipperary. 

 

A tough course with a challenging up hill drag, lay in wait for participants, on a dry sunny day which made things quite enjoyable for the spectators at least!

 

Congratulations to EVERYONE who gave their best performances on an exhausting cross country challenge.  Those who watched the races, will be hoarse for a week!!

 

Well done to our medallists and fought hard to hold their places, with nail-biting finishes and some exceptional running.  Pictures from today can be seen on our photos page. 

 

Best wishes to the Girls Under 11s, whose race will be re-run in Limerick next Sunday, 20th of November.   Up Carraig!!!


23rd of October, 2011
Munster Juvenile evenage Cross Country championships
A small band of our athletes braved the elements today in a very wet Newmarket on Fergus for the first round of the munster cross country championships.  There were some very good performances today from our athletes, so well done to them all.  Some pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page.  The next event of the season is the county juvenile 'B' championships which takes place in Carraig na bhFear next Sunday.

09th of October, 2011
 
County Juvenile uneven age XC championships

Today, was an eventful and very successful day for Carraig na bhFear Athletic Club. 

The Unevenage Cork County Cross Country Championships were held in Conna.  A well planned course and glorious weather, made for a great days racing for the athletes who ran to their potential and scored highly in the medal rankings. Congratulations to all who attended and ran to the very best of their ability.  When they weren’t running they could be heard in full voice cheering on their club mates!!  A big welcome to our new Athletes both Juvenile and Senior and congratulations to all on doing the club proud as usual.  Well done!  Pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page.  The next event is the Munster Juvenile even age championships which takes place in Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare on October 23rd.

02nd of October, 2011
 
County Juvenile evenage XC championships
A great days running was had today in Carraig na bhFear.  The fog lifted just in time for the start of the first race and the weather stayed good for the most part of the day.  There were clubs from all over Cork represented today in large numbers, making for some very competitive races.  Carraig athletes were to the fore in a lot of the races, all of them doing their very best.  The last months hard training really paid off with team and individual medals being won today.  Well done to all the athletes that competed today.  Also a big thank you to everybody that helped in organising and running todays event, with special thanks to the landowners for allowing us to use their land. Pictures from today, can be viewed on our photos page.
 

29th of September, 2011
Directions to  Sundays cross country races
The County juvenile evenage cross country championships take place this Sunday in Carraig na bhFear, for anyone who has not been here before the directions to the course will be signposted from the village.
Anyone coming from the city (Dublin Hill) direction then keep going straight through the village passing the church on the left followed by the National school on the right, continue on straight until you come to a 'V' in the road, go left at the 'V' then continue on straight for about a mile and you will find the course on the right hand side of the road.

18th of September, 2011
East Cork Even age Cross Country Championships
The cross country season kicked off today in Youghal with the East Cork even ages taking place.  It was a very good day out on a nice course with plenty of good races taking place.  There were some very good performances today by some of our younger members, some of whom were competing in their first races for the club.  Well done to all who competed today.  Some pictures from today can be found on our Photos page.  The next race of the season takes place in Carraig na bhFear on Sunday October 2nd.
 

11th of September, 2011
 
 
Blarney Half Marathon
Congratulations to Colin, Philip, Michael, Brian, Maggie and Tony for their great runs today in the Blarney Half Marathon. This race was also the County and Munster half marathon championships.
Training is now well and truly under way in Carraignavar on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7.45pm sharp, with the first races of the cross country season taking place in Youghal next Sunday.  All the fixtures for the coming season are now up on the fixtures page.
Just a reminder to all parents and senior members that our monthly meeting takes place this coming Tuesday night at 9.10pm in the community centre in Carraignavar and all are welcome to attend.
 

 
28th of August, 2011
National Masters T&F Championships
Last weekend saw the final day of the track and field season for 2011 - the National Masters T&F Championships held in Tullamore.  Only two of our masters athletes made the trip up to Offaly but it proved to be a very succesful day for them with Con Sheehan winning 3 gold medals(100m,200m & LJ) in the highly competitive V4 category and Mary Barry winning 4 gold medals in her age group.  Well done to them both!!
    Training resumed last Tuesday night in Carraig na bhFear for all athletes, just a reminder that new members are always welcome to come along and give athletics a try.
 

24th of July, 2011
 
All Ireland Relay Championships
Today marked the end of a very busy year in T&F for Carraig na bhFear AC.  We had two teams competing in the All Ireland Juvenile relay championships which were held in Tullamore.  Both teams performed well and did their club proud, well done to them all.
Training has now finished for all our athletes, we will return to training on Tuesday 23rd of August in Carraignavar from 7.45pm - 9pm. We hope you all have a great summer break and come back refreshed for cross country season!!  New members are always welcome to come along and give it a try, just turn up on the night or contact us in advance.
 

18th of July, 2011
County Masters T&F Championships
Last Friday night(15th July) some of our masters athletes took part in the rescheduled County masters T&F championships at the C.I.T track.  It proved to be a very enjoyable night for both the athletes and the spectators.  A small selection of pictures from the night can be found on our photos page.
This coming weekend sees the final action in the Juvenile T&F season with the last part of the National Juvenile Championships taking place in Tullamore over Saturday & Sunday.  We have athletes in action both days, so it will be another busy weekend for the club.  Best of luck to all athletes participating in these Championships.
 

10th of July, 2011
National U12-U19 T&F Championships
This weekend was a very busy one for our club, we had athletes competing over both days in Tullamore.  All in all it was a good weekend with all our athletes trying their best, one medal was won and numerous PBs were set.  Congratulations to all our athletes.

 
08th of July, 2011
 
Best of luck to all our athletes that are competing in the National U12-U19 T&F Championships this weekend in Tullamore, it should be a great weekends competition.
 

26th of June, 2011
All Ireland U9-U11 T&F, Tracton Open Sports
This was a very busy weekend for Carraig na bhFear AC.  We had athletes in action in the National U9-U11 T&F on Saturday in Templemore, and on Sunday we took part in Tracton AC Open Sports.  Saturday proved to be a great day for the club With Ben Atkinson & Victor Ugwah combining to win the gold in the 300m.  Later in the day they teamed up with Felix Murphy and Sean O'Donoghue to take the gold medal in the 4x100m relay.
Today we travelled to Minane Bridge for Tracton AC Open Sports.  It was a great day out for all the family with perfect weather and plenty trophies being won!  Well done to all the athletes that took part this weekend, especialy our National champions under 9 boys.  Pictures from both days can be viewed on our photos page. 
Riverstick-Kinsale hold their annual open sports on Wed night in Riverstick GAA grounds, starting at 6.45pm.  This promises to be a great nights competition.
 

19th of June, 2011
Munster Juvenile U14-U19 T&F
This weekend saw the completion of the Munster Juvenile T&F Championships for 2011.  We had a number of athletes in action over both days.  It turned out to be another successful weekends competition for our club with medals being won, new PBs being set and 5 more of our athletes qualifying for the National Championships in Tullamore.  We now have 9 individual athletes, 2 pairs and 3 relay teams qualified for National championships.  Well done to them all.  A small number of pictures from this weekend can be seen on our photos page.
 

18th of June, 2011
Grange Fermoy AC Open Sports
A small number of our athletes made the trip to Fermoy last night to take part in the annual Grange Fermoy Open Sports night.  A lot of Cork clubs were represented last night so it was a very competitive sports, all our athletes performed well and picked up some trophies and medals on the way.  A small number of pictures from last night can be seen on our photos page.  A lot of our older athletes(u14 -u19) are in action this weekend in Castleisland at the Munster U14-U19 T&F championships, we wish them all the best.  Next weekend is a busy weekend, on Saturday we have a number of athletes competing in the National Juvenile U9-U11 team competition & Relays, then on Sunday Tracton AC hold their annual open sports in Minane Bridge - these sports are always a great day out for all the family so we encourage all our Athletes to attend.
 

 
13th of June, 2011
MUNSTER  CHAMPIONS, 2011
CARRAIG NA bhFEAR BOYS U-9 RELAY TEAM
Munster Juvenile U9-U11 Team Competition and U12-U13 Individual Track and Field
A sunny Saturday 11th,  saw the first events taking place for Carraig at the brilliant athletics and amenity facility in Ennis, Co.  Clare.  Parents, friends and spectators made the most of the lovely weather while supporting our brilliant athletes.  Future members of the club played together in the adjoining playground at what was to be a long day for all!!
 
We saw the best performances and nailbiting finishes from Carraig!  Competition was tough but everyone was in winning form and ready to give their very best for their club.  We were proud of all who attended and competed. 
 
The constant rain on Sunday, 12th dampened the grounds but not the spirits of our athletes!  Once again, parents and supporters were out in force cheering on the Club, and braving horrendous conditions for mid-June.  However, it was worth it as it proved once again to be a highly successful day for our juvenile athletes.  Our medal tally was impressive as usual and you should check out our photos page, to see just some of our successes.  Due to the torrential rain on Sunday, it was very difficult to take more photos.
 
A huge congratulations to EVERY single athlete who attended this prestigious event, which turned out to be very successful on both a sporting and social level.  Once again (!!) many thanks to our tireless parents, grandparents, friends and supporters for making this success possible for our Juveniles. 
 
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06th of June, 2011

Today, saw many of our Senior Athletes, as well as many Mums, Dads and Friends of the Club, compete in the Bord Gais Cork City Marathon.

 

We had competitors in each category; relay, full marathon and half-marathon.  It was a perfect day for running, with weather conditions being cool and dry.  Once again, our athletes did the club proud with some great times and personal goals being achieved. 

 

Special congratulations are in order, to Colin Merrit for coming a hugely impressive third place overall in this highly competitive event. 

Also, a word of thanks to all who acted as Stewards on behalf of Carraig na bhFear AC.  As usual, thanks to all our supporters who came along and cheered on all our athletes and really helped them along the way.

WELL  DONE  TO  ALL!

 


29th of May, 2011
 
Courceys AC Open Sports
A great days competition was had today in Ballinspittle at the annual Courceys AC Open Sports. We had a lot of new athletes in action for the first time for Carraig na bhFear today and they all did really well.  It was a very good day for the club with everyone enjoying the competition and plenty trophies being won.  Thanks to each and every athlete who made fantastic efforts today and as usual, did the club proud.  A big thank you to all the parents, grandparents, supporters etc, who came in great numbers to cheer on Carraig.  Pictures from today are up on our photos page.
 

   
15th of May, 2011
County Juvenile T&F Day 2
Day two of the County Juvenile T&F Championships took place at the CIT today.  It was another very successful day for our club with many medals being won and great performances by all our athletes.  Pictures from today are on our Photos page. The next event on the calender is Courceys AC open sports on May 29th in Ballinspittle.
 

08th of May, 2011
County Juvenile T&F
The first round of the County Juvenile T&F Championships took place today at the CIT.  In very windy conditions Carraig na bhFear athletes did their club proud with lots of fantastic performances and PB's being achieved.  Well done to all the athletes that took part today.  The second round of the Championships takes place next Sunday the 15th of May.  A small number of pictures from today can be seen on our Photos page.
 

01st of May, 2011
 
East Cork T&F Championships
The second round of the East Cork T&F championships took place today in Midleton today.  The weather was not great but this did not stop the athletes putting in some great performances.  Well done to them all.  As always pictures from today are up on our photos page.
The winners from our Easter draw are 1.Eve O'Connor 2.Declan Murphy 3.Marie Kingston 4.John O'Sullivan 5.Niamh O'Callaghan 6.Ed Hegarty
The County T&F championships start next Sunday 08th of May at the CIT track.

30th of April, 2011
 
Munster Masters  & Juvenile Multi Events
A number of our athletes were in action today at the CIT track.  The senior athletes took part in the Masters championships, while some of our juvenile athletes got their first chance to compete at multi events.  A great day was had by all, with plenty of great performances and medals being won.  A small number of pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page.  Well done to all the athletes who participated today.  Looking forward to another eventful day tomorrow at the second round of the East Cork Championships - lets hope the weather holds up for us!
 

17th of April, 2011
Great Island 10 Mile road race
A number of our senior athletes took part in the 'Great Island' 10 mile road race held today in Cobh. In beautiful sunny conditions Colin Merritt was once again to the fore of the race finishing in second place.  Congratulations to Colin and all our other competitors on the day.
 

16th of April, 2011
 
Leevale Open Sports
A small group of our athletes competed at the C.I.T track in the Leevale Open Sports today.  As always the competition was of a very high standard, with clubs coming from all over Munster and beyond.  All of our athletes performed very well today, congratulations to them all.  A small selection of pictures from today can be seen on our photos page.
Just a reminder to all athletes that training takes place as normal over the Easter school holidays.
 

 
10th of April, 2011
 
East Cork T&F, Day One
Today saw our athletes competing in a well organised and very well attended, East Cork Track and Field Championships.  The weather today, made it an even more enjoyable day for all (especially for the parents and supporters, who often brave the worst conditions!) and the venue was a spectacular spot, over looking the sea. 
 
Carraig na bhFear Athletes had brilliant success in every age group.  We had numerous tiny tots starting in their first ever race, and even this proved successful for the club!!  The senior athletes impressed the crowds with their skilful long jump and sprint skills - it proved that they really do know what they are talking about, when coaching the younger members of the club!
 
Don't forget to check out our pictures page and see if you can spot yourself, you might even spot a coach or two!
 
Thanks to each and every athlete who made fantastic efforts today and as usual, did the club proud.  A big thank you to all the parents, grandparents, supporters etc, who came in great numbers to cheer on Carraig.  Looking forward to a great summer season of fun in athletics.
 
PLEASE REMEMBER TO RETURN YOUR CLUB SINGLET TO ANNE, IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY DONE SO.  SINGLETS CAN BE ORDERED FROM ANNE, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOUR OWN FOR FUTURE EVENTS.
 
JUST A REMINDER THAT TRAINING FOR ALL ATHLETES  TAKES PLACE IN CARRAIG NA bhFEAR 12th,14th of April.
 
**PLEASE BRING BACK YOUR EASTER DRAW CARDS TO YOUR COACH THIS WEEK**
 

 
Best of luck to all our athletes for All Ireland Indoor T&F
This coming weekend in Nenagh sees the final instalment of the All Ireland Juvenile Indoor T&F Championships. We have two athletes taking part, Catriona Nugent (Gu15 1000m walk) and David Atkinson (Bu15 800m).  Best of luck to them both for the weekend.
 

 21st of March, 2011
 
All Ireland Indoor T&F
Three of our athletes made the long trip to Magharafelt at the weekend for the National Indoor T&F Championships.  It proved to be a very successful trip, with two of them winning medals and the third just missing out.  Congratulations to them all on a great start to the athletics season.
 
14th of March, 2011
 
Best of luck to all our athletes for All Ireland Indoor T&F 
The first weekend of the All Ireland Juvenile Indoor T&F Championships takes place this coming weekend in Magharafelt.  We have four athletes in action on Saturday, Arrianne O' Flynn (Gu12 shot), Avril Braham (Gu13 High Jump), Mark Allen (Bu14 Shot) and Robyn O'Callaghan-Roche (Gu15 60m). 
 
27th of February, 2011
 
 
 
Munster U14-U19 Indoor T&F
The second weekend of the Munster Juvenile indoor T&F championships took place this weekend.  Carraig na bhFear AC had a small number of athletes in attendance.  It turned out to be a very successful weekend with one gold and two silver medals being won in individual events.  Well done to all the athletes that took part.  A small selection of pictures from the weekend can be seen on our Photos page.
 

25th of February, 2011.
 
 
East Cork Awards Night
Tonight saw the first ever holding of the East Cork Athletics Awards night.  The East Cork Athletics board decided last year that it would like to honour any East Cork Juvenile athletes that had won a National medal during 2010.  The night proved to be a great success.  Carraig na bhFear AC had four athletes presented with awards tonight, congratulations to Maeve, Andrea, Maebh and Robyn for their success in 2010.  Some pictures from tonight can be seen on our photos page.
 

20th of February, 2011.
 
MUNSTER INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERY SINGLE BOY AND GIRL, FOR A FANTASTIC EFFORT!!
Day One, Saturday:
This saw the Girls (U 9 - U 13) events taking place at Nenagh Olympic Track, in Co.  Tipperary.  This was a very exciting day for the club, as we had never participated at these indoor championships before.
What an experience!  The athletes had the experience of running on a curved track.  This was the first time that athletes had run on a surface like this.  
It was freezing cold in the arena! Thanks to all the parents who braved the conditions, (especially those without flasks!).  We were so proud of the girls who competed in their events.  The children were so well behaved, and did their absolute best.  They did the Club proud as usual. 
Day Two, Sunday:
The Boys (U9-U13) were in action today.  Once again, everyone showed their potential.  Again, these young lads had no experience of running on this track, but they did fantastic on the day. 
In general, the Boys had a brilliant day of athletics and really enjoyed it.  Parents got the chance to see the high standard of competion that comes to these events from all over Munster. 
The Boys were, again, a credit to their parents and the Club were proud to be represented by them all.
CHECK OUT OUR PHOTOS PAGE, AND SEE YOURSELF AND YOUR CLUB IN ACTION!
 

3rd Feb 2011
                                              Important Announcement
 
A reminder to all parents and senior athletes, that our club AGM takes place next Monday, Feb 7th, at 8pm in the Community Hall in Carraig na bhFear.  All parents are encouraged and welcome to attend this informative and important meeting.
 

 
17th Jan 2011
As our numbers are increasing, we have decided to split the training nights for a while so that all our athletes can get the full benefit of the gym when needed and to avoid overcrowding.  This is a temp arrangement and we will review it when the evenings begin to brighten up and the weather improves.
From This week onwards training will be as follows:
 
Tuesday nights in the college in Carraig from 7.45 to 9pm, all athletes from U13 age group (born 1999) and older.
 
Wednesday nights in CIT track from 8 to 9pm, all athletes can train at this time.
 
Thursday nights in college in Carraig from 7.45 to 9pm, all athletes from U12(born 2000) and younger.
 
If for any reason the allocated training night does not suit you, please talk to your coach and we will try to accommodate you.
 
Our 2011 AGM will be held in the community hall in Carraig na bhFear on Monday7th of February at 8pm, All parents are welcome.
 

 
Training will recommence next Tuesday night (11th of Jan) in the sports hall of the Sacred Heart college in Carrignavar.  New members are always welcome, just turn up on the night or contact us in advance if you like.
   
 
 

 

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