2018

East Cork Senior T&F Championships (Day 1) 08-Apr-2018

posted by youghal ac

Well done to all our senior athletes who took part in East Cork Track and
Field Day 1



100M Geraldine Curtin 2nd O45

100m Colin Brennan 1st O35
100m David Kilgannon 1st O40

800m
Keith Ansbro 1st  035
David Kilgannon 1st O45
Ed Nicolson

Long Jump
David Kilgannon 1st O45
Ed Nicholson 2nd O45
Keith Ansbro 1st O35

East Cork T&F Championships (Day 1) 08-Apr-2018

posted 10 Apr 2018, 11:29 by youghal ac

The East Cork T& F CHAMPIONSHIP was held in CIT on Sunday 8th April marking the start of the T&F season. However the mud at the side of the track and the downpours on the day resembled more XC than T&F but this didn’t deter our  young athletes who turned out in numbers on the day.


Youghal Ac had 4 athletes U9 competing for the first time. These included Caoimhe Brennan, Tess Cummins, Jane Ansbro and Ruby Devereaux. Caoimhe had a fantastic day, taking gold in the 60m sprint and bronze in the long jump. Aine Collins, Niamh Murray, Doireann Barry , Pearl Phipps and Lauren O Brien competed in the U10 girls sprints, 300m and turbo javelin. Lauren took silver in the turbo javelin. Leo Nicholson, Donnacha Coleman, Enda Terry, Quin Buckley and Conor Coffey competed in the U10 boys sprints, 300m and turbo javelin . Conor took bronze in the turbo javelin.  The girl also competed well in the U10 relays, with Lauren, Aine, Doireann and Niamh taking silver and Caoimhe , Pearl, Jane and Tess taking bronze. Leo, Donnacha, Enda , Quin and Ruby took  bronze in the U 10 boys relay.

Our U 11 girls , Taylor Aherne, Vivien Millerick, Amy Coleman, Autumn Devereaux and Emily Barry competed in the 80m sprints, 300m and long jump. Taylor had a great day qualifying for the sprint final and taking silver in the 300m. The girls also took a fantastic bronze in the U12 girls relay.

The U 11 boys , Finn Coleman, Jimmy Nicholson, Keelan Ansbro, Harry Fitzgerald, Cathal Brennan and Finn Connaughtan competed in the sprints, 300m and long jump. Harry and Keelan qualified for the sprint final . They all excelled in the 300m with Harry 1st , Finn Coleman 2nd , Jimmy 3rd and Finn Connaughtan 4th.

Clodagh Fitzgerald was the only U12 Youghal girl competing but was outstanding , taking silver in the 600m and bronze in the sprints.

Jack Coleman, Fionn Brennan ,Dylan Cairns and Paddy Nicholson competed in U12 boys sprints, 600m and high jump. Dylan and Fionn qualified for the sprint final. Finn Coleman, Dylan, Jimmy and Keelan took bronze in the U12 relay.

The U13 girls Poppi Devereaux , Eireann Barrett, Ruby Kennedy, Sorcha Kilgannon, Katie Ansbro, Ciara Wood and Alesha Barry competed in the sprints ,600m and long jump. Poppi, Ciara and Ruby qualified for the sprint final. Poppi took silver in the long jump and Ciara and Eireann took joint 3rd .

Jude Buckley, Lui Phipps, Ronin Joyce and Darragh Lyons competed in the U13 boys events.

Grace Rooney , Tara Hickey, Sophie Connon and Alex Cashman all qualified for the U14 girls 100m sprint final ,with Grace taking gold and Tara taking bronze. Grace also took silver in the javelin, while Tara and Sophie took gold and silver respectively in the high jump. Alex had a fantastic run in the 800m to take gold. These outstanding girls went on to take gold in the U14 relay.

Eva Murphy , Emma Landers and Avril Cashman all qualified for the U15 girls sprint final with Eva taking gold and Emma bronze. Emma won the 800m followed closely by Avril 2nd and Robyn Buckley had a great run to finish 4th. Natasha Kilgannon took silver in the discus. These girls won silver medals in the U16 girls relay. Erin Joyce competed in the javelin and Russell Wood competed in the U16 boys javelin.

Ciaran McNamee took silver in the U16 boys 800m with Dylan Lyons taking bronze. Dylan also won silver in the long jump and bronze in  the 100m . Liam O Leary finished 4th in the sprints but took gold in the high jump. 

Kerry Barrett took bronze in the high jump and bronze in the 800m. Lesley Cashman qualified for the sprint final and finished well in the U17-19 girls 800m. 

Simon Upton had a good run in the U17-19 boys 800m.

More photos available at www.youghalac.com/photos

Well done to all who competed and keep up the training.

National Spring Throws 08-Apr-2018

posted 10 Apr 2018, 11:26 by youghal ac

The National Spring Throws were held in Templemore on Sunday 8th April . Tiarna Cahill competed in the 3kg hammer and took the National title with a super 46.42m throw.

National Indoors 07-Apr-2018

posted 10 Apr 2018, 11:26 by youghal ac

The final day of the NATIONAL INDOORS was held in Athlone on Saturday 7th April. 

Grace Rooney was in action again  in the U 14 girls long jump and ended a suburb indoor season with another podium finish, taking silver with a brilliant 4.81m jump.

Liam O Leary competed well in the U16 boys high jump.

Fearghal Curtin smashes PB in Florida and round-up from the Irish roads

posted 6 Apr 2018, 11:20 by youghal ac

Fearghal Curtin impresses in Florida, Valdas Dolpolkas and Ellen Vitting win in Kildalkey plus a round of the best Irish action over Easter (March 29 – April 1).


Fearghal Curtin of Youghal AC and Charleston Southern College smashed his personal best with a time of 14:02.88 for second in the men’s 5000m at the Florida Relays in Gainesville on Thursday (March 29)

Curtin, who will turn 20 in July, knocked over a minute off his previous best of 15:19.15 run at Tullamore in June 2016.

On St Patrick’s Day, a fortnight earlier, Curtin had run a personal best 3:50.05 for 1500m at Charleston SC. That time puts him second on the current European U23 rankings, one place ahead of Kevin Mulcaire of Ennis Track who ran 3:50.25 in Fayetteville on March 25. Leading the rankings is Britain’s Matthew Hardin with 3:47.47 run in Atlanta on March 17.

East Cork Athletics - Track & Field Championship 2018 Programme of Events

posted 6 Apr 2018, 11:14 by youghal ac

East Cork Athletics - Track & Field Championship 2018 



Munster Road Championships 02-Apr-2018

posted 6 Apr 2018, 11:09 by youghal ac

Youghal ladies bronze team medal in the Munster Road Championships, Evelyn
Cashman, Deirdre Ansbro, Louise O Brien & Cecila O Regan.

Evelyn also scored for cork team got an ind medal 0/45 and Cecila also got
cork medal as she was 4th scorer on the cork team.

Well done Ladies.

Mallow 10 Mile Road Race 25-Mar-2018

posted 6 Apr 2018, 11:08 by youghal ac

A grand total of 1244 runners took part in this years Mallow 10 mile road
race which was held on Sunday the 25th of March. In contrast to recent
weekends which were freezing cold, conditions were quite mild for the race.


13  Youghal Athletes made the journey results and photos below

184 Ciaran COLEMAN 01:08:14 01:08:35 180 M (172) M40 (52) Youghal AC
185 Deirdre ANSBRO 01:08:35 01:08:35 13 F (13) F35 (3) Youghal AC
186 Martin DRAKE 01:08:19 01:08:41 384 M (173) M55 (1) Youghal AC
249 Alan HANNIGAN 01:11:55 01:11:55 582 M (231) M40 (68) Youghal AC
251 Louise O'BRIEN 01:11:37 01:11:58 1164 F (19) F40 (8) Youghal AC
592 Claire KILGANNON 01:22:20 01:23:30 796 F (107) F40 (39) Youghal AC
657 Carol MURPHY 01:24:45 01:25:23 1059 F (136) F40 (49) Youghal AC
689 Nicola COLEMAN 01:25:09 01:26:18 184 F (153) F40 (57) Youghal AC
696 Richella BENNETT 01:25:16 01:26:26 49 F (159) F40 (60) Youghal AC
768 Lorraine BARRY 01:27:45 01:28:54 36 F (191) F40 (71) Youghal AC
781 Seamus STONE 01:27:31 01:29:14 1572 M (584) M60 (7) Youghal AC
808 Eoin COLEMAN 01:28:57 01:29:47 181 M (595) M40 (163) Youghal AC
809 Keith ANSBRO 01:28:57 01:29:47 14 M (596) M40 (164) Youghal AC

More photos available at www.youghalac.com/photos

International schools XC 25-Mar-2018

posted 30 Mar 2018, 05:48 by youghal ac

On Saturday 25th March the international schools XC was held in Nottingham . 

Youghal AC were very proud of their athlete , Emma Landers who represented Ireland on the day. Emma had a superb run ,finishing 14th overall in a tough 4K race. She was the 3rd scorer for the Irish team which took overall bronze. 

Well done Emma.




National Juvenile Indoors 18-Mar-2018 / 25-Mar-2018

posted 30 Mar 2018, 05:46 by youghal ac   [ updated 30 Mar 2018, 05:47 ]

The National juvenile indoors Day 1 was held in Athlone on Sunday  18th March in Athlone . Youghal Ac had 4 athletes competing on the day.

Ben Walsh competed in the U13 boys Shot putt and took the National indoor title with a suberb final throw of 11.79m.

Sorcha Kilgannon competed in the U13 girls high jump and finished 7th overall. Sophie Connon competed in the U14 girls high jump and finished 9th in a very competitive field.

Grace Rooney had fantastic runs in the 60m heats and in the final and took the National title in 7.97sec.

Day 2 of the National indoors took place on 25th March in Athlone and Grace Rooney continued her superb form to take her 2nd gold medal and 2nd National title in a week , by winning the 60m hurdles.

Well done to all who competed.

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