Track and Field Update

Due to current HSE guidelines and with taking into account the safety of our athletes and officials, West Cork Athletics unfortunately would like to confirm that the Track and Field event scheduled for the 4th April, will not now be held.
The event on the 25th is still scheduled and we will make a decision on that no later than 2 weeks beforehand.
***With the further restrictions in place, the event on the 25th can’t now take place either*

We currently can’t say if any postponed events will be rescheduled or cancelled, it depends on availability of a venue and possible rescheduling of other events. With the current situation its hard to plan.

Stay safe everyone.
West Cork Board will be holding events again soon and the world will seem a brighter place!

Road Races Cancelled

In light of recent developments with covid-19 and bearing in mind the guidance from AAI, West Cork Athletics want to confirm that the road races scheduled for latter this month will not now be taking place.
We will decide on further events closer to the date when more information on the current status will be available.

West Cork T&F Program

Program for West Cork Athletics Track & Field was agreed at the recent AGM.

Dates are Sat 4th April with an 11am start and Sat 25th April with a 11am start.

3km event.This year there will again be a team aspect to the race, so as well as medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed athletes, there will also be team prizes with scoring using the same criteria as Cross Country. 3 athletes to score, 4 team medals available

Hoping this might encourage some road runners to take a turn on the track and would hope that we see a number of teams involved.

There are some changes in relation to field events for some age groups.
Please note, that Javelin & Discus competition are NOT to be used as a training exercise and athletes taking part in these events are expected to have practiced within their clubs, athletes who are not throwing safely will be removed from the competition.
Relays for u16 and u20 on day 2 will be mixed, which means 2 males and 2 females from the same club.

All athletes competing are required to be registered members of clubs within the West Cork Division, no guests allowed.

West Cork Track & Field Program. Timetable will be available in a few days.

West Cork Road Races 2020

Next West Cork Athletics event is the West Cork Road Races on Sunday 22th March,
Droumleena Lawn (Show grounds) Dunmanway, 11oclock.

This is open to all registered members of West Cork Athletic clubs
Under 9: 500m
Under 11: 1000m
Under 13: Girls 1200m, Boys 1500m
Under 15: Girls 1500m, Boys 2000m
Under 17: Girls 2000m, Boys 3000m
Junior/u20 : 3,000m

1st race of the day will be girls u9 then boys u9, then u11 etc

All athletes have to be registered with clubs in West Cork Division.
Singlets or club t-shirts with club name and colour is required.

Cost to compete: €2, Pay on the day, no need to pre register.

Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each race
Medals for all finishers.

The races will start and finish near the entrance to Droumleena Lawn which can be used for parking.

West Cork Events

No major changes in personnel at the recent West Cork Athletics AGM at the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway.
Bill Allen remains as Chairman, Declan Coakley as Secretary, Patrick McSweeney as Treasurer and Kate Coveney as PRO.
A sub committee was put in place to look at holding a West Cork Awards night next year and the format and criteria for it.
As well as the program for the upcoming Track and Field, dates were also provisionally set for other events for 2020.
Program T&F is available here
Dates are below.

West Cork Road Races, Showgrounds in Dunmanway with an 11 oclock start.
West Cork T&F, CIT Track 4th and 25th April with an 11 oclock start both days.
Summer League Dates:
10th June, Dohneys
24th June, Bandon
8th July, SKibbereen
Cross Country, Venues to be decided and dates to be confirmed. 6th and 13th Sept

Update: Schools XC

Just to confirm.
The West Cork Board will not be holding a Secondary Schools Cross Country in 2020.
This is mainly due to concerns about insurance and hosting of events where participants are not registered members of Athletics Ireland.

Apologies to all schools who have supported this event over the years and have been preparing in anticipant of it being held again in 2020.

West Cork Cross Country Results

Well done to everyone who took part in the West Cork Cross Country held in Bandon last Sunday and thanks to everyone who helped out, especially the Walsh family who provided the fantastic site for the races.

West Cork Cross Country Championships 29th September 2019

Results

Senior Women – 3,000m – 1 Dympna McSweeney, Doheny AC, 2 Sheila Trunwitt, Bandon AC
Masters Women – 3,000m – 1 Anna O’Neill, Doheny AC, 2 Pauline Callan, Bandon AC
Novice Women – 3,000m – Anne Bamford, Bandon AC, 2 Alice Coppinger, Bantry AC
Team – Bandon AC

Senior Men – 6,000m – Eoghan McElhinney, Bantry AC, 2 Michael Harrington, Durrus AC, 3 Kevin Wilmot, Bandon AC
Masters Men – 6,000m – 1 Patrick Lynch, West Muskerry AC, 2 Seán O Lionáird, West Muskerry AC
Novice Men – 6,000m – 1 John Moloney, Clonakilty Road Runners, 2 Stephen O’Sullivan, Bantry AC 3 Richard Lucey, West Muskerry AC
Team – 1 Bantry AC, 2 West Muskerry AC

Junior Women – 1 Alanna O’Donoghue, Skibbereen AC, 2 Aife O’Neill, Doheny AC, 3 Caoimhe Cotter, Durrus AC.
Junior Men – 1 Ruairí Harrington, Bandon AC, 2 Ruairí Falvey, Bandon AC, 3 Sean O’Sullivan, West Muskerry AC. Team – 1 West Muskerry AC
Girls U16 – 3,000m – 1 Maeve O’Neill, Doheny AC, 2 Ella Collins, Bandon AC, 3 Brigín Kelleher, West Muskerry AC. Team 1 West Muskerry AC, 2 Bandon AC
Boys U16 – 3,000m – 1 Fionn Harrington, Durrus AC, Darren Moynihan, West Muskerry AC, Joint 3rd Brendán O’Sullivan, West Muskerry AC & Ferdia Dennis McAleavey, Skibbereen AC. Team West Muskerry AC
Girls 14 – 2,000m – 1 Amy McCarthy, Bandon AC, 2 Caoimhe Flannery, Skibbereen AC, 3 Lucia Duarte, West Muskerry AC. Team – 1 Bandon AC, 2 Skibbereen AC, 3 West Muskerry AC
Boys U 14 – 2,000m – 1 Gavin Sweetnam, Skibbereen AC, 2 Daniel Dollard, Bandon AC, 3 Alex Coughlan, Doheny AC. Team – 1 Bandon AC
Girls U12 – 1,500m – 1 Eabha Ní Chonaola, West Muskerry AC, 2 Gemma O’Mahony, Doheny AC, 3 Holly O’Flynn, Skibbereen AC. Team – 1 West Muskerry AC, 2 Bandon AC, 3 Bandon AC
Boys U12 – 1,500m – 1 Cillian O’Flynn, Bandon AC, 2 Patrick Harrington, Bantry AC, 3 Alex Bramoullé, Doheny AC. Team 1 Bandon AC, 2 Bantry AC, Joint 3rd Doheny AC & Bandon AC
Girls U10 – 1,000m – Ava Nyhan, Bandon AC, 2 Lucy O’Driscoll, Skibbereen AC, 3 Alannah O’Driscoll, Skibbereen AC. Team – 1 West Muskerry AC
Boys U 10 – 1,0000m – 1 Conor O’Brien, Skibbereen AC, 2 Seán Murphy, Bandon AC, 3 Sammy O’Mahony, Doheny AC. Team – 1 Bandon AC, 2 West Muskerry AC
Boys U 9 – 700m – Shane Murphy, 2 John Feeney, both Bandon AC, 3 Eoghan Foley, Doheny AC
Team – 1 Bandon AC, 2 Bandon AC, 3 Doheny AC
Girls U 9 – 700 M – 1 Izzy O’ Flynn, Skibbereen AC, 2 Lily Clover, 3 Saoirse O’Donovan, both Bandon AC. Team 1 Bandon AC, 2 Bandon AC, 3 Skibbereen AC

West Cork Cross Country

West Cork Cross Country in Bandon on Sunday 29th Sept
Same venue as last year

Non pre entry required, all athletes and spectators pay at the gate.
€3 each with €10 per family.

First race will be girls u9 at 11:30am followed by boys u9, then girls u10 etc.
Adult races will be held after the Juvenile races are over so they will start at approx 12:30pm.

Medals for top 3 in each race, prizes for top 3 teams in each race with 4 scorers per team. If there isn’t teams of 4 then we will look at teams for 3.
Presentation of team medals will start as soon as possible once all the Juvenile races are over.

Directions to course.
Pass the Bandon Mart, out the Ballinadee road with the Old Still pub on your left. After about 2k you pass Baldwins Bridge then take right at the fork and 2k from here is XC course.
Plenty space for parking in field directly across from course.

Distances.

U9 700m
U10 1000m
U12 1500m
U14 2000m
U16 3000m
U20 girls 3000m
U20 boys 4000m

Ladies 3000m
Men 6000m.
Individual medals for each of senior/novice and masters categories for men/ women but all categories combined for team prize
There won’t be separate races for novice/senior/master, so all the women for example will run together, and declare their category before the start.
Medals awarded to the top 3 in each category at the finish.
Overall team prize also, 4 athletes to score, so team could for example be 2 senior, 1 novice and 1 masters, or 4 novices.
and it would be possible to win more than 1 team prize if enough athletes from one club team took part.

Best Overall Club.
There will be perpetual trophy being awarded for the Best Overall Club at the Cross Country Championships, Bandon AC won last year, so who’s name will be on it for 2019 ??