Race Reports

posted by youghal ac

Results of the East Cork Cross Country Championships...Sun 17th Sept 2017

On a beautiful dry September morning the Cross Country season started again! Conditions were ideal for Cross Country.
Youghal AC had a huge turnout on the day with both Men’s and Ladies teams competing.


Our Senior Ladies did us proud taking top honours on the Day.
The Senior team consisted of Ruth Mellerick (2nd overall) Ann Marie Holland (3rd overall) Evelyn Cashman (4th overall) Niamh O Regan and Martina Landers
We also had Ruth taking gold  and Ann Marie silver in O35 Category, Evelyn took Gold in o45 category.
The girls also got the 035 Team prize!

In a very competitive men’s race -
Our Senior Men’s team got silver – Nigel Sheehan, Noel Curtin, Tom Barry and Aran Kenny.
Our Male O35 Team got 3rd Place – Ed Nicolson, Tom Barry, Ian Murphy and Brian Landers
And Our Male 45 got 2nd place. – Noel Curtin, Steven Devereaux, Ed O Regan and David Kilgannon
Special mention must got to Tom Barry, Aran Kenny and Ian Murphy as this was their first taste of Cross Country, great to have ye on the team!
Well done to Ricky on her podium finish in the Glen of Aherlow Marathon – Ricky came home in 2nd place on what can only be described as a very tough Course!


A record 1133 runners turned out for this years Charleville Half-Marathon on what were ideal running conditions. After an early morning fog, the sun eventually made an appearance but it was near the end of the race.


Aoife Cooke 2nd Lady home in an impressive time of 79.18
Deirdre Ansbro had a PB of nearly 3 mins to finish in 1.30.56
Other Youghal athletes who competed today were Brendan Coleman 1.21-24, David Barry 1.25.46, Declan Barron 1.31.26.
Well done to all Youghal Athletes who competed over the weekend.

East Cork XC Even Age 17-Sep-2017

posted by youghal ac

The spikes were found , the winter woolies take out (and then discarded) and the sat nav set to find a field in Ballynoe- yes , cross country season has begun.


The sun was shining when our U10 girls started proceedings for the East cork XC championship in Ballynoe. Vivien Millerick led the team with an outstanding run to finish 2nd overall . Taylor Aherne battled hard all the way to the line to finish joint 3rd. She was closely followed by Autumn Devereaux 5th and Niamh Murray 18th . Aine Collins 21st and Lauren O Brien 24th completed the team that won silver.

A great team of 14 lined up for the U10 boys 1000m . Jimmy Nicholson led the team home to finish a fantastic 4th . He was closely followed by Darragh Murray 5th , Mathew Murrray 8th and Keelan Ansbro 9th. Cian Hogan 18th was next home , closely followed by Cathal Brennan 19th and Jack O Neill 22nd. Leo Nicholson, Conor O Sullivan ,David O Connor , Enda Terry , Fiona Breathnach, Donnacha Coleman and Quin Buckley completed this strong team which took gold.

Sorcha Kilgannon had a super run in the U12 girls 1500m to take individual silver . She was closely followed by Eireann Barrett 8th , Poppi Devereaux 9th and Isabella Chidlow 10th. Ruby Kennedy finished 14th , with Katie Ansbro sprinting to take 18th place. Nadia O Shea , Eva Curran , Clodagh Fitzgerald and Aoibhinn O Brien completed the team.

Jude Buckley had a great run in the U12 boys race to finish a fantastic 8th overall.  He was followed by Paddy Nicholson 15th and Drew Kenny 16th. Ronin Joyce and Fionn Brennan completed the team.

Emma Landers had an outstanding run to win the east cork U14 title . She was closely followed by Avril Cashman who took individual bronze. Erin Joyce finished a super 5th , with Avril Millerick 6th and Alex Cashman 7th. Eva Murphy followed in 9th , with Robyn Buckley 11th , Rion Walsh 14th and Natasha Kilgannon completing this super team which took gold.

Charlie O Neill and Ross Williams performed well in the U14boys race but were unfortunate not to have a team on the day.

Lesley Cashman had a super run to win the U16 girls 3000m and take  the east Cork title. 

Ciaran McNamee had a great run to win  the U16 boys race and take the east cork  title too. Ben Terry also put in a strong  performance in this race .

Aine O Regan finished strong  in the U18 girls race to complete our juvenile races on a very successful day. More photos available at www.youghalac.com/photos 


posted 16 Sep 2017, 13:27 by youghal ac

Well done to David Barry and Ed O Regan who ran the Glounthaune 4 Mile Road Race.
West Waterford Greenway Half Marathon

The inaugural West Waterford AC Greenway Half-Marathon was held on Saturday the 2nd of Sept 2017 with 406 runners taking part. Alan O'Shea of Bantry AC was the first man home
Well done to the following Youghal Athletes who took park
Robert Hamill
Patricia Daly
Cait Verling
Catherine Keogh
Siobhan Shanahan – Dingle Half Marthon
Graham Phibbs
Ann Maloney
Well done guys on completing the half/full marathon on what is a very tough course.
A large crowd of 554 runners turned out for this year’s John Buckley Sports 10 Miler road race, up 8.6% on the 510 of 2016
Our ladies had a great day with Deirdre taking 5th place, Louise 7th and Margaret 9th.
Well done also to
Sean Ahern
Robert Hamill
Claire Murphy
Antointette Keating
Dei Cliffe
Carol Murphy
Nicola Coleman
Patricia Daly
Lorraine Barry
Richelle Bennett
Elaine Healy
Ger Flanagan
Keith Ansbro

East Cork Cross Country Championship 17-Sep-2017

posted 9 Sep 2017, 11:21 by youghal ac

Sunday, September 17th 2017                    Conna/Ballynoe    (See website)
Promoted by St. Catherine's AC                    Start Time 11:30am


posted 9 Sep 2017, 11:12 by youghal ac

The British & Irish Masters XC Championships will be hosted by Northern Ireland Masters on Saturday 18th  Nov. in Derry. Trial race will take place in conjunction with the AAI Autumn CC in Abbottstown on Sunday 22nd Oct
This is open to all master athletes. 
Selection policy remains the same as previous years, where Teams comprise of 4 Athletes, i.e. F35 through to F70 plus M55 through to M75, first 3 Athletes across the line, will be selected. Teams of 6, i.e. M35 through to M50, then the first 4 Athletes will be selected, from trial race.
All Athletes seeking selection must be registered Members of the IMAA, I will have the forms at Tuesdays training sessions if anybody is interested.  The charge is €15.

Cross Country Fixtures List 2018/2018

posted 9 Sep 2017, 11:11 by youghal ac

Note: Dates below are subject to changes.

17 September – East Cork

1 October- Cork athletics novice xc

8 October – Cork athletics Senior xc

15 October – Cork Athletics Intermediate

22 October – Autumn Open XC – Dublin

5 November – Cork Athletics Masters and Novice B

12 November – Munster Senior

18 November – British and Irish Championships - Belfast

19 November – Munster Masters

26 November – All Ireland XC

3 December – Munster Intermediate

Results of Clonmel Half Marathon

posted 3 Sep 2017, 13:28 by youghal ac

11 Aoife Cooke Youghal   1:16:55 - 1st lady
62 David Antoinette Barry Youghal AC  1:28:14
70 Ken Harney Youghal AC  1:29:15
83 Sean Kenneally Youghal AC 1:30:49
159 Robert Hamill Youghal AC  1:37:48
204 Mark Coady Youghal AC  1:39:55
456 Patrycja Eichelmann Youghal AC  1:58:53

Results of the Shanagarry 5km road race...Thurs 10th Aug 2017

posted 3 Sep 2017, 13:26 by youghal ac

Place    Time    Name    Team
14    0:19:39    Ruth MILLERICK  - 2nd F Overall
20    0:20:17    Julie Kenneally
25    0:20:53    Eddie O'Regan - 2nd M55
38    0:23:33    Sylvie O Mahony - 3rd M60
40    0:23:40    Brian Landers
41    0:23:40    Ciaran Coleman

AFFIDEA Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Aug 13, 2017

posted 3 Sep 2017, 13:26 by youghal ac


479  Deirdre Ansbro 01:34:55.56
564 Maggie O Mahony 01:36:40.46
577 Louise O Brien 01:37:02.89
967 Ted Kelly 01:42:27.70
1872 Carol Murphy 01:52:44.24
2829 Keith Ansbro02:01:02.08

1563 Zara Kelly  01:13:18.62

Conna 5K

posted 19 Aug 2017, 08:41 by youghal ac

Well done  to Evelyn 2nd female and Eddie 2nd in his category.

David Barry Youghal AC     19:07
Evelyn Cashman Youghal A    19:56 2nd F Overall
Robert Hamill Youghal AC     22:11
Eddie O'Regan Youghal AC 22:22 2nd M60
Ciaran Coleman Youghal AC 24:18
Denis Hickey Youghal AC     24:19

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