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Uneven Ages All Ireland Cross Country - Adamstown, Co. Wexford

posted 13 Jan 2013, 08:14 by youghal ac   [ updated 13 Jan 2013, 08:16 ]

All Ireland Juvenile Uneven ages Cross Country Championships


  • Lucy O’ Keefe 5th in U/11 race and wins Cork and Munster team medals.
  • Eoin O’ Brien, Killian Nolan and Jake McCarthy win Cork team medals in U/13 race
  • Jennifer Hennessy wins Cork team medal in U/15 race.
  • Fearghal Curtin wins U/15 Cross Country title.


Youghal AC had 10 athletes in action at Adamstown, Co.Wexford on 9th December last. Lucy O’ Keefe and Kerrie Barrett ran in the U/11 race both girls on the Cork team and Lucy on the Munster team.  Lucy had a tremendous run finishing very in a tightly packed group; she was coming in 4th and was just passed before the finish line to finish 5th.  Lucy also won a Cork and Munster team medals both gold; she was the 2nd scorer on both teams..  Kerrie Barrett also had a very good run and narrowly missed out  on a Cork team medal.

The club had a club team in the Boys U/13 race including Jake McCarthy, Killian Nolan, Eoin O’ Brien, Sam McSweeney, Matthew Cody and Rory Donnellan. The team finished in 7th place and were just short 19 points for a medal position. This was a great achievement as four of these lads were running in their first All Irelands and have lots of potential.  Jake finished in 28th , Killian in 30th and Eoin in 38th which was good enough to score on the Cork team thus winning inter-county gold medals.

Jennifer Hennessy also had a good run in the U/15 race to finish well up the field and was the 4th scorer on the Cork team which was 3rd.  Fearghal Curtin had a great race going into the lead at a very early stage and won by approximately 120m.  This was his 6th consecutive title in his own age group. Cork and Munster were just outside medal positions in this race. More photos available at

Many thanks to Theresa Barrett, Michelle Nolan for all their help and all parents, coaches and supporters who put in tremendous effort in making the day enjoyable for the athletes and in organising evening party on return.

Munster B Cross Country Championships

posted 7 Dec 2012, 02:00 by youghal ac   [ updated 7 Dec 2012, 02:00 ]

The club won 11 medals at the Munster B Championships on Sunday 2nd December in Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare. Weather and ground conditions were very poor; the course was very mucky and it rained throughout the day. 
Rion Walsh started the day running in the first race U/9; she got out in the lead and was overtaken after 300m; but she showed great determination and speed and closed in again on the two girls in front and beat them well to become the Munster B champion.  Rion also won a gold Cork team medal as well as her gold individual medal.  Rion’s sister Eabha ran in the G/11 race and finished in a vey good 8th position winning a bronze medal; she also won a gold Cork team medal being the 4th scorer.  Well done to the Walsh sisters!
Tom Wall led the boys U/11 team home when he finished in a super 9th place in one of the biggest fields of the day.  Tom won a bronze individual medal and he also won a bronze Cork team medal as he was the 3rd scorer.  Ciaran McNamee who was running up an age finished in a very good 20th and also won a Cork team medal; he was the 5th scorer.  Also on the team were Oisin Hill,  Enda Cronin, Adam O’ Brien and Oisin Cantwell who all put in good performances.  The team came 7th.
Faith McEvitt was unlucky to finish 13th in the G/13 race just outside the individual medals.  She was closely followed by Karynn Collins in 15th. Faith and Karynn both won gold Cork team medals; Faith was the 4th scorer and Karynn was the 5th scorer.  Next in was Aine O’ Regan, Orla Cowhig, Doireann Conway, Tirna Cahill and Molly O’ Neill all putting in solid performances in deteriorating ground conditions. Their team was 7th. 
Eoin O’ Brien had a great run in the B/13 race getting out well in the leading group; Eoin and two other lads broke away from the second group and all three finished close together.  Eoin was 3rd and won a a bronze individual medal; he also won a bronze Cork team medal and was the first scorer. Newcomers Adrian Galvin, Dylan Lucey and Odhran Cantwell also ran well in this race and the team finished in 6th place. 
Well done also to Tara Murphy who finished outside the Cork team medals in the G/15 race.  These were excellent results with 6 athletes getting their first Munster medals which is a great achievement and a great finish to the Cross Country season. There are also some significant improvements and lots of potential in the club!  Thanks to all who supported their teams at the Championships. Photos available at

Even ages All Irelands Cross Country– Tattersalls, Ratoath, Co. Meath

posted 7 Dec 2012, 01:57 by youghal ac   [ updated 7 Dec 2012, 01:57 ]

The club had three athletes in action at the Woodies All Ireland Even ages Cross Country Championships on 25th November last.  The facilities were excellent at Tattersalls in Co. Meath and it was a dry day.  Nevertheless ground conditions were extremely mucky after some very heavy rainfall. The going was very tough for all athletes. 
Jake McCarthy finished well up the field in the B/12 race and narrowly lost out on a Munster team medal; the Cork team were not successful on the day finishing in 6th place. Jennifer Hennessy did well for most of the U/16 race and was in the first 25 running up an age but tired in the latter stages of the race and again narrowly missed out on a Cork team medal.

Fearghal Curtin battled it out in a very big leading group of the U/16 race which broke up at the half way mark; Fearghal went into the first six where there was some very competitive running and change of positions.  Fearghal finished strongly in the last 150m to come in 5th.  He won a bronze individual medal, a gold Munster team medal and a gold Cork team medal.  Both teams were very strong on the day.  Well done to all three for their good runs in trying conditions. Fearghal was also selected for the Irish U/16 team for the Celtic International in Cardiff on 20th January on the day. Photos available at

The John Treacy Dungarvan 10 Mile Road Race, Sunday 27th January 2013 1:00pm

posted 26 Nov 2012, 03:19 by youghal ac   [ updated 26 Nov 2012, 03:19 ]

2013 will see the running of the 22nd annual 10 Mile Road Race organised by West Waterford Athletic Club. The race will be held on January 27th in Dungarvan Co. Waterford with a start time of The entry fee for this year's race is €20, this fee increases to €25 on the 1st January 2013. Please note that the closing date for entries is January 14th or earlier if 1750 entries have been received.

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Munster Cross Country Championships Uneven ages – Carriganore, WIT, Waterford - 11th November 2012

posted 23 Nov 2012, 12:38 by youghal ac   [ updated 23 Nov 2012, 12:42 ]

Munster Cross Country Championships, Uneven ages – Carriganore, WIT, Waterford

  • G/9 - Emma Landers wins individual and Cork medal
  • G/11 – Lucy O’ Keefe wins individual and Cork medal
  • G/11 - Kerrie Barrett wins Cork medal
  • B/13 – Killian Nolan wins individual medal and Cork medal
  • Boys U/13 team qualify for All Irelands
  • G/15 – Jennifer Hennessy wins individual and Cork team medal
  • B/15 – Fearghal Curtin wins Munster title and Cork team medal.

Youghal AC had a successful outing at the Munster uneven ages Cross Country Championships in Waterford on 11th November.  It was a very tough hilly course but nevertheless weather conditions were excellent.  Emma Landers got the day off to a flying start by coming in 7th to win an individual medal and she was the 4th scorer on the Cork team which was first in the inter-county section.  Her team mates all had excellent runs; next in was Rion Walsh 18th, Eva Murphy 37th, Ella Fleming 49th and Joy Nicholson 50th.  Their team came 4th and were just short 3 points for the 3rd position.  The Boys U/9 team came 10th in the team competition and included Darragh Leahy 45th, David Buckley 57th, Michael Wall 62nd, Tom Fleming 65th and Sean O’ Connor 66th.

Lucy O’ Keefe and Kerrie Barrett got off to an excellent start in the G/11 race with the leading group.  Lucy finished very strongly in 5th position which won her an individual medal and she was the 3rd scorer on an excellent Cork team.  Kerrie also finished very well in 15th place just outside the individual medals but she was the 5th scorer on the Cork team.  Next in were Aimee Morgan 50th, Lilianne Pelylie 84th, Caoilfhionn Barry 93rd, Hazel Nolan 114th and Lucy Nicholson 123rd.  The team came 5th with a score of 154 points which was just 14 points short of qualification for the All Irelands.

The Boys U/11 team included Tom Wall 46th, Evan O’ Keefe 63rd, Colm Landers 98th and Cian Nicholson 116th.  The Girls U/13 team included Faith McEvitt 36th who finished just two places outside of Cork team qualification for the All Irelands.  Next in were Aine O’ Regan 67th, Ciara Leahy 85th, Orla Cowhig 87th, Tirna Cahill 93rd and Annaballa Pelylie 96th.

Killian Nolan ran very well in the B/13 race holding on to the leading group from the start; he finished 9th and won an individual medal and was the 4th scorer on the victorious Cork team.  Eoin O’ Brien finished in 21st and narrowly missed out on a Cork medal.  These lads were followed by Jake McCarthy 28th, Matthew Cody 41st, Rory Donnellan 56th, Sam McSweeney 62nd and James  Wall 88th.  The team came 4th and were just short 4 points for the bronze medals. However the 4th position place qualifies them for the All Irelands.

Jennifer Hennessy ran in the U/15 race.  She finished strongly to come in 9th  and  won an individual medal and she was the 4th scorer in the Cork team.  Fearghal Curtin ran a very strong race and led from the start almost.  He got a good lead on the main hill and went on to win the U/15 Munster title and led the Cork team to victory.  The Cork teams won all the County titles U/9 to u/19 which is excellent to see standards have improved so much in Cork this year. 

Arising out of these Championships the club have ten athletes who have qualified to run in the All Ireland Cross Country  Championships in Adamstown, Wexford on 9th December as follows;

U/11  –    Lucy O’ Keefe Munster and Cork teams.

                Kerrie Barrett Cork team

U/13-       Killian Nolan Munster and Cork teams

                Jake McCarthy and Eoin O’ Brien – Cork teams

                Killian Nolan, Eoin O’ Brien, Jake McCarthy, Matthew Cody, Rory Donnellan 

                and Sam McSweeney – Youghal AC team

U/15 –      Jennifer Hennessy – Munster and Cork teams

U/15-        Fearghal Curtin Munster and Cork teams

More photos available at

Youghal AC Notes 19th Nov 2012

posted 19 Nov 2012, 03:35 by youghal ac   [ updated 19 Nov 2012, 03:36 ]

Youghal Athletic Club
(Sponsored by Youghal Credit Union)
Hello to all from Youghal AC.
We had good numbers in the recent Munster Intermediate Cross Country in the WIT, Waterford recently, over a testing course. Well done to Mossie Cahill, Brian Landers, Eddie O’Regan, Dave Mc Carthy, Martin ‘Farmer’ O’Brien and Michael Buckley, you kept the club colours flying.
We had the county Intermediate and Masters on 18th November in Millstreet, this was the toughest course seen in Cross Country circles in many a long day and to add to the pleasure we had wind and rain in our faces for the duration of the race. We had two teams competing: Intermediate team; Mossie Cahill, Brian Landers and Dave Mc Carthy. We were short one member to make up a team and this was very disappointing that the club could not field a team. I would ask all our senior runners who qualify for these races to make an effort for the club and attend these events; it is after all about competing not winning! Our Masters Team; Eddie O’Regan, George Bulman, Dermott Ledingham and Willie O’Mahony – these lads ran a great race and came home in third position to give the club our bronze medals. Well done to all.
I have no results of Youghal athletes in the recent Run in TheDark race and the Mount Oval Movember run, I will pass them on when I receive the results.
Our Winter League has now started on Thursday nights at 7.45 Tides car park, I would encourage all club members to attend , this league is only open to all Youghal AC members.
I believe there is a lot of training going on for the Waterford half Marathon in December, good luck to all.
Entries are now open for the Dungarvan 10 in January , enter early as this will be closed as soon as the number is reached which I believe is 1750.
Watch out for the Ballycotton 10 as well it will be opening soon.
See you all on the roads during the week.

New jerseys are also available from Rickki and anyone looking for club tracksuits contacts Mossie Cahill, Frank Morrision or George Bulman.

Training nights as follows:
Monday -   6.30 Ladies at Tides car park. 
                6.45 men at Farrells car park.
Wednesday –  6.45 men at Farrells car park – hill run.
Friday -         6.45 at Farrells car park – speed work.

Don’t forget your high-viz jackets when running.

Upcoming races:
Sunday 25th November RNLI Reindeer run 10k at 11am (not sure of venue yet)
Saturday 1st December – Waterford half marathon
Sunday 2nd December – Munster masters in Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare
Good luck to all who are competing.
Keep checking the Club Website  for more information and updates.

Race Notice : Ballinacurra 5 Mile Road Race & Fun Walk Sunday 25th November 2012

posted 13 Nov 2012, 02:55 by youghal ac   [ updated 13 Nov 2012, 02:55 ]

Youghal AC Members Winter League

posted 8 Nov 2012, 14:12 by youghal ac   [ updated 9 Nov 2012, 13:43 ]

Youghal AC winter league starts next Thursday November 15th at 8:00pm, meet in Tides car park at 7:45pm. League costs three euros/week to enter. Hi Vis vests compulsory for the league. Due to large numbers expected, league is restricted to Youghal AC members only. 

East Cork Cross Country Championships Day Two, Carrig na bhFear - Sunday 04th Nov 2012

posted 6 Nov 2012, 07:55 by youghal ac   [ updated 6 Nov 2012, 07:59 ]

Sponsors:  Youghal Credit Union
• Emma Landers (2ND) and Rion Walsh (3rd) win individual medals in G/9
• David Buckley wins individual silver medal in B/9
• Lucy O’ Keefe wins silver medal in G/11
• Tom Wall 3rd in B/11
• Killian Nolan wins B/13 race and Jake McCarthy 2nd
• Fearghal Curtin wins B/15 race
Youghal AC had a big number of juvenile athletes in action at the East Cork Cross Country Championships in Carrignavar on Sunday 4th November. This was day two of the Championships and huge improvement was shown in all performances.
Girls U/9- 3rd Team prize.
Emma Landers ran very well to come in 2nd followed by Rion Walsh 3rd and Ella Fleming 8th.  It was a pity that they were short one for team scoring as the girls did so well.
Boys U/9- 2nd team prize.
Another super run by David Buckley earned him the silver medal.  He was followed by Tom Flemimg whose twin sister ran in the previous race, in 7th, Sean O’ Connor 9th and Ross Williams 10th.  The lads won the silver team medals.
Girls U/11 – 2nd team prize
Lucy O’ Keefe was a front runner all the way and finished 2nd ; she was followed by Aimee Morgan 5th, Kerrie Barrett 10th, Caoilfhionn Barry 12th, Kira Fitzgerald 13th, Hazel Nolan 16th , Sarah Kate Dorgan 18th,  Abigail Cody 21st and Zoe Whelan 23rd.
Boys U/11 – 3rd team prize
The first in to score for this team was Tom Wall in a super 3rd place which was an excellent result followed by Ciaran McNamee 8th, Evan O’ Keefe 9th, Oisin Hill 20th,  Darragh Buckley 23rd, Enda Cronin 24th, Colm Landers 25th and Oisin Cantwell 27th.   The lads won the bronze team medals.
Girls U/13 – 3rd team prize
First in to score was Faith McEvitt 7th; next in were AineO’ Regan 9th, Lauraleigh Baker 22nd, Molly O’ Neill 24th and Ciara Cantillon 28th.  The girls won bronze team medals.
Boys U/13 – 1st Team prize
Team of the day has to go to this group of lads who put in superb performances.  Eoin O’ Brien and Killian Nolan led the field from an early stage but unfortunately Eoin stumbled and had to pull up.  Killian went on to win the race in a convincing fashion; Jake McCarthy ran brilliantly to come in 2nd and was followed closely by Rory Donnellan 7th, Matthew Cody 10th, Liam McCarthy 14th,Adrian Galvin 16th, James Wall 21st, Peter Fleming 22nd,  Robert Cahill 20th and Odhran Cantwell 25th.
Girls U/15
Tara Murphy had a great run and just finished outside the medals. 
Boys U/15
Fearghal Curtin ran a good race and led from the earlier stages to win the race.
Well done to Mossie Cahill, Brian Landers, Ed O’ Regan and Martin O’ Brien who competed in the East Cork Senior race held in conjunction with the County Senior race.  All of these athletes had children running in the East Corks and huge credit is due to them in participating in this gruelling distance. They also won silver team medals.  Well done also to Amanda Crotty who participated very well in the Ladies Senior County race. Photos available at
Next weekend the club have a number of athletes who will compete at the Munster A Championships in Waterford 11th November starting at 12 Noon.  Best of luck to all!

Youghal AC Notes 04th Nov 2012

posted 4 Nov 2012, 13:40 by youghal ac   [ updated 5 Nov 2012, 03:27 ]

Youghal Athletic Club

(Sponsored by Youghal Credit Union)

Hello to all from Youghal AC.

In this report I would like to concentrate on our athletes who took part in the Dublin City Marathon on last Monday in Dublin. For those of you who are not familiar with the marathon it is run through the streets of Dublin and its outskirts for a distance of 26.2 miles (42 kilometers). We had nine runners which is the biggest Youghal contingent that I can remember. Each and every one with their own goal and telling each other lies for the past few months as to what time we were trying to achieve. 

Results as follows:

Steve Devereaux 3hrs 11mins. PB

Tom Barry 3hrs 14mins PB

Eddie Nicholson 3hrs 25mins Fifth marathon this year, what a record.

George Bulman 3hrs 29mins PB

Brendan Williams 3hrs 36mins First Marathon

Laura Keane 3hrs 52mins PB

Louise Phelan 4hrs 7mins First Marathon

David Savage 4hrs 27mins First Marathon

Urusla Nicholson 4hrs 52mins First Marathon

As I said it my previous report Steve and Tom were running very well and the Kenyan stuff that Steve (Tri and Run) is selling in the shop really does work, I am going to try it myself. As stated above Eddie has run 5 marathons this year, time to take a break Eddie but well done. Training partners George and Brendan had two great runs and made their target times. Well done to Laura on smashing the 4 hour mark a great run. Well done to Louise on her great time, by Tuesday she was trying to figure out how to break 4 hours next time. Well done to David on a great run on limited training. But pride of place goes to Urusla, who with seven children managed to fit in her training, how I don’t  know but well done an inspiration to all.

The Senior cross country and the East corks were on in Carrignavar today and our novice team won the silver medals well done to Mossie Cahill, Brian Landers, Eddie O’Regan and Martin ‘farmer’ O’Brien, I would especially like to say well done to Martin who ran his longest race to date in very tough conditions and was the most important member of the team as he made up the fourth position.Well done also to Amanda Crotty who competed in the senior womens race, and finished 21st with a time of 0:28:37. To all our juveniles who ran today in a very tough course well done, see their results in our juvenile report.


See you all on the roads during the week.

New jerseys are also available from Rickki and anyone looking for club tracksuits contacts Mossie Cahill, Frank Morrision or George Bulman.

Training nights as follows:

Monday 6.30 Ladies at Tides car park. 

           6.45 men at Farrells car park.

Wednesday – 6.45 men at Farrells car park – hill run.

Friday -        6.45 at Farrells car park – speed work.

Don’t forget your high-viz jackets when running.

Upcoming races:

Wednesday – 14th November – Cork City 10k Run in TheDark

Sunday – 18th November - BHAA Mount Oval Bar "MOvember Run"  Rochestown at 11:30am

Good luck to all who are competing.

Keep checking the Club Website  for more information and updates. 

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