21st of December, 2015
Merry Christmas to all our members and their families, it has been a great year for our club. Best of luck to all those athletes that will be competing in the National 'B' XC Championships on the 09th of January, we will see you all at training over the Christmas and to everyone else we will see you in the new year!
06th of December, 2015
National Uneven Age XC
Carraig na bhFear AC were well represented today in the National Uneven Age XC Championships which took place in Dungarvan. The weather was ideal today and it really made for a very enjoyable days sport. Well done to all those that ran today, some pictures are up on our photos page. Training will finish this week for the majority of athletes.
29th of November, 2015
Munster Juvenile 'B' XC Championships
Congratulations to all the athletes that took part in todays Munster XC Championships. We thought that we could never get a day as bad as Beaufort but I think todays weather might just have topped it! In gale force winds and driving rain our athletes battled hard through the muck and gave it their all, well done! Some pictures from today are now up on our photos page.
22nd of November, 2015
National Even Age XC Championships
Congratulations to Penny, Orla, Daire, Cathal, Blathnaid and Christine for their fine performances in todays National XC Championships, you all did your club proud.
15th Of November, 2015
East Cork XC Championships
Congratulations to all the athletes that took part today in the final round of the East Cork XC season for 2015. There was a big turnout from all the clubs today with our athletes to the fore in all the races. Some pictures from today can be found on our photos page. Best of luck to all our athletes that will be making the trip to Santry next Sunday to compete in the National Juvenile XC Championships.
12th of November, 2015
All athletes are expected to compete in the final round of the East Cork XC Championships this Sunday, we will be meeting on the course at 10.30.
08th of November, 2015
Munster Uneven Age XC
Congratulations to all the athletes that took part today, you all did your club and your families proud. Unfortunately due to the rain I was unable to take any pictures : ( . The next race on the calendar is the East Cork Uneven Age XC which be held in Carraig na bhFear on Sunday next, all athletes are expected to take part.
25th of October, 2015
Munster Juvenile Even Age XC Championships
Congratulations to all our athletes that made the trip to Waterford today for the first Munster XC event of the season, it was a very successful day for us especially considering the small number of athletes that we had running. Some pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page. Training continues as normal next week during the mid term break.
11th of October, 2015
County Uneven Age XC Championships
A great days running was had today in Carrigadrohid. Our athletes were out in force and all performed to their very best over a very testing course. Congratulations to everyone that took part today, some pictures can be found on our photos page. There are no races for the Juvenile athletes next Sunday so we will be training at the usual time in Blarney.
04th of October, 2015
County Novice & Juvenile Even Age XC Championships
Congratulations to all the athletes that took part in today's County XC Championships and a big thank you to everyone that helped out in organising this weekends event. Some pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page. Day 2 of the County XC takes place next Sunday in Carraigadrohid, all athletes should check with their coaches to see if they have been entered.
29th of September, 2015
County Even Age XC Championships
All our juvenile athletes should be on the course by 11.45 at the latest on Sunday morning as we will be walking the course at 12. The course map is pictured below, for directions please see the Cork AAI website.
20th of September, 2015
East Cork XC Championships
The first XC race of the season took place today in Ballynoe with the running of the Juvenile Even Ages and the Novice & Masters Men and Women's East Cork Championships. There was a great turnout from all the clubs which made for some very competitive races. The weather was ok for most of the earlier races but it turned very wet by the time the adults took to the field. Well done to everyone that took part today, you all did great. Some pictures can be viewed on our photos page. The next races are the County Novice and Juvenile Even Ages which are on the 04th of October in Ballinahina.
6th of September, 2015
Our fixtures page has now been updated with all this seasons XC dates.
26th of August, 2015
Carraig na bhFear GAA 5k Road Race
The first running of the Carraig na bhFear GAA road race took place tonight perfect conditions. There was a very good turnout and everybody enjoyed the tough but fair course.
15th of August, 2015
Training for all ages will re start after the summer break next Tuesday night at 7.45pm in the Sacred Heart College in Carraignavar, new members are always welcome to come along on the night or contact us in advance if you prefer.
Congratulations to Christy Murphy on his great run in the Cobh 4 mile race last night, Christy clocked an excellent time and come home as 1st man over 60.
There are a number of races coming up over the next couple of weeks that should suit our adult members as they start their preparation for the upcoming cross country season, next Friday night the popular Liscarroll AC 10k road race takes place in the village of Liscarroll and the following Wednesday night the inaugural Carraig na bhFear GAA 5k road race takes place in the village of Carraignavar.
Cork County Athletics board has announced the dates for their winter technical events coaching series which will take place in the CIT, we would strongly encourage all athletes that compete in the events covered by the series to take part, all the details can be found on the Cork Athletics website.
20th of July, 2015
All Ireland 'B' Track & Field
Congratulations to Orla Coffey on her fantastic performance in the U14 800m at the National Juvenile 'B' T&F championships at the weekend. There was a very big entry in the 800m so it was split into 2 heats, Orla ran a great race to come home first in her heat with a rime that was good enough for 3rd place overall and a first National T&F medal for Orla.
15th of July, 2015
For those of you who like to plan ahead the dates for this years Munster XC Championships have now been confirmed along with the host counties, no dates as of yet have been confirmed for the East Cork and County XC. The Munster dates have been added to our fixtures page.
14th of July, 2015
National T&F Championships
The national T&F championships took place over the last 2 weekends and Carraig na bhFear AC were well represented. In total we had 8 athletes competing in various events and all of them performed very well. Congratulations to Martha Quain on her fantastic performance in the GU15 discus where she set a new PB on her way to winning the national title. Congratulations also to Emma Coffey on a superb performance in the GU15 pole vault where she finished an excellent 3rd.
Training has now finished for the summer, we will be returning to training on Tuesday 18th of August at 7.45pm.
19th of June, 2015
Grange Fermoy open sports
A great evenings athletics was had tonight at the Grange Fermoy open sports, the weather was great for the first time in years! Well done to all our athletes that took part tonight you all did great, our club also won the best visiting club cup for the 2nd time in three years. Training has now finished for our juvenile athletes until we return in mid August, we are hoping to have a big turn out from our club at Riverstick Kinsale sports next Wednesday evening starting at 6.30pm.
24th of May, 2015
Courceys open sports
A small contingent of athletes from our club made the trip to Ballinspittle today to compete in annual Courceys open sports. Once again the weather was great for this sports, there was a large representation from the Cork athletics clubs for what was a really enjoyable family day out. Well done to all the athletes that took part today, some pictures can be viewed on our photos page. Next up is the County Juvenile 'B' T&F which takes place next Sunday in the CIT, all athletes should check with their coach to see what events they have been entered for, the program can be found here.
10th of May, 2015
County Juvenile Relays
The county Juvenile relays and multi events took place in the CIT today. Once again there was a large turnout in most of the ages, we had 5 relay teams in action and 3 athletes competing in the multi events. Congratulations to our boys U13 and girls U15 teams that both finished in 3rd place in their respective finals, also to our other 3 teams on their great performances. Our multi eventers had a very successful day with Katie Walsh taking the gold in the U17 girls and Avril Braham taking the silver medal in the same age group, Orla Coffey claimed the silver medal after a super 800m run lifted her from 4th place overall to 2nd. Some pictures from today can be found on our photos page.
03rd of May, 2015
County Juvenile T&F championships
The first round of the county juvenile T&F championships for 2015 took place today in a very wet and windy CIT track. The poor weather did not effect the turn out as there were very big numbers taking part in most of the events. Our athletes did themselves proud again today with some great performances in the tough conditions. Some pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page, the results from today should be available tomorrow. The action continues next Sunday with the multi events and relays.
19th of April, 2015
Leevale Open sports
A small number of our athletes travelled to the CIT today to take part in Leevale open sports. They all acquitted themselves well in very strong fields that more resembled a National championships event to an open sports. Some pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page. There is no competition next weekend then we will have the County championships the following week, all athletes should let their coaches know if they are available for each day.
12th of April, 2015
East Cork T&F
The second round of the East Cork T&F Championships took place in Youghal today. Once again there was a very large turnout with big entries in most of the events. Congratulations to all the athletes that took part today, some pictures from today can be found on our photos page. The next event on the calendar will be Leevale open sports which takes place in the CIT next Sunday and for the adults it will be the East Cork road Championships which will be held in Ballynoe on Thursday week.
29th of March, 2015
East Cork T&F
A fantastic days action was had today in the CIT which was the venue for the first round of this years East Cork T&F championships. There was a great attendance from our athletes which was great to see as these Championships are the perfect start to the season. There were some brilliant performances today from all our athletes. The pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page. The next event on the calendar is the second round of the East Cork's which will take place in Youghal at 2pm on the 12th of April. Training continues as normal this week, hope to see you all there!
20th of March, 2015
The program for the 2015 East Cork T&F championships has now been released, see below. All athletes are expected to compete in these Championships, any athlete that cannot make it is asked to let their coach know in advance. On each day we will be meeting 1 hour before the start time. Best of luck to all our athletes that are competing in the National Indoor's over the next 2 weekends.
07th of March, 2015
The dates for the East Cork and County T&F fixtures have now been confirmed, our fixtures page has been updated and now has all the outdoor T&F dates listed.
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.