by Stephen Johnson
103 runners took part in this year’s Kenmare Bridge 10-K Race on Saturday, 9th February, which was won by Shane Simcox from the Mallow Athletic Club in a time of 34:49. Arthur Fitzgerald from Farranfore was second and in third place was Willie Reidy from the Riocht Athletic Club in Castleisland, who was also the first man over age 40 to complete the race.
THE Kenmare Athletic Club will host its second annual 10km Kenmare Bridge Run on Saturday, 9th February, beginning at 2:00 p.m. The entry fee is 15 euro on the day or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be cash prizes and a spot prize raffle.
Darragh McElhinney finished fifth in the boy’s under 13 race, to claim an individual medal, and was the first Munster finisher, to help Cork win the inter-county Gold, and Munster to win the Inter-Provincial Gold.
DUNMANWAY girl Caitlin Hurley gained national honours recently when as part of the West Muskerry U12 cross country team they won the All-Ireland title.
The team is made up of Sophie Harrington, Jennifer Cotter, Caitlin Hurley, Sarah Kelleher, Katie Dineen, Aoife Twomey and Meabh O`Riordan.
Another fantastic day for West Muskerry AC
WEST Muskerry A.C. were in action on Sunday last the 29th of October in Conna in the County B Cross Country Championships. Again big numbers turned up for the races and medals were awarded to the first 6 across the finish line and the first three teams.
BANTRY AC had five athletes competing in the Munster Cross Country Even age Championships in Beaufort, Co. Kerry on Sunday.
Liam Cotter and Darragh McElhinney competed in the age group above their own, finishing 5th and 11th, thereby qualifying to represent Munster in the All Ireland Championships, and helping Cork to win Silver in the inter-county standings.
THE HSE Community Games National Finals were held recently over two weekends in Athlone at which Bantry Community Games had 10 participants.
At the swimming finals, Jack Coughlan of Durrus competed in the boy’s U14 backstroke and Una O’Sullivan of Bantry competed in the girl’s U14 breaststroke, both representing Cork very well, having qualified initially at the Bantry finals and then at the county finals.
DUE to the knock-on impact on local GAA fixture scheduling of the replay date for the drawn All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Galway, the registration and start times for the second annual Rosscarbery Steam Engine 5Km have now been changed.
DUNAMWAY athlete John McCarthy travelled to London to represent Team Ireland in the Paralympic Games recently.
John took up Paralympic athletics in 1995 and has since represented Ireland at two Paralympic Games, winning discus silver at Athens 2004 and finishing ninth in the club throw event. [Read more...]