Gold for U9 Boys XCountry Uneven Age, 9th October Macroom 2016

A large number of club athletes took part in the uneven age xcountry on Sunday in Macroom.  On a unseasonally warm day with no wind conditions were tough but our athletes rose to the challenge and great running was put in all round.

The U9 Boys 750m took  1st (Ollie Buckley)& 2nd  (Cathal Walsh) along with team Gold on the day! A super result for their first season running xcountry.

U9 Boys – 750m

Ollie Buckely (1st)

Cathal Walsh (2nd)

Harry Walsh

Cillian Fitzgerald

Barry McGinn

Donal Barry

Robert Long


U11 Girls 1500m  Huge Congrats to Amy Buckley on winning a medal on Sunday placing 5th in the U11 girls and well done her clubmate Aine Donohoe who participated in her first xcountry with the club.

U11 Girls – 1500m

Amy Buckley (5th)

Aine Donohoe


U11 Boys 1500m Ryan McCarthy , Michael O’Driscoll & Joey O’Callaghan represented U11 Boys and put in great runs in very warm conditions on the day.

U11 Boys – 1500m

Ryan McCarthy

Joey O’Callaghan

M ichael O’Driscoll


It was great to see a team run in the U13 girls 2500m.  Nicole Buckley, Lauren Green, & Grace Coyle all running up an age while Alana & Aoife Donohoe made their debut xcountry run for the club.  Great running girls!

U13 Girls-2500m

Nicole Buckley

Lauren Green

Grace Coyle

Alana Donohoe

Aoife Donohoe





Cork County XCountry Even Age, Conna 2nd October 2016

Cross Country season kicked off under light winds and crisp Autumn sunshine in Aghern, Conna last Sunday. It was the even age athletes that took to the field this week.

. U10 (Boys) 1000m

Ollie Buckley (3rd)

Conor O’Donoghue (4th)

Donal Barry

Conor O’Dononghue, Ollie Buckley and Donal Barry represented the u10’s and ran a fantastic race! Ollie Buckley took 3rd place and Conor O’Donoghue just behind took 4th. It was Donal Barry’s first time running xcountry and was also running up an age category so big congratulations to him on holding his own and finishing middle of the pack.


U12 Girls 2000m

Nicole Buckley (5th)

Lauren Green (14th)

Caoimhe O’Donoghue (29th)

Grace Coyle (34th)

The U12 girls put in a solid performance yesterday with Nicole Buckley medalling in 5th place.  Lauren Green had a great run also coming in 14th while  Caoimhe O’Donoghue  and Grace Coyle held their places in the middle of the pack of 63 athletes.


U12 Boys 2000m

Ryan McCarthy (23rd)

Joey O’Callaghan (29th)

There  were 92 U 12 boys competing yesterday and both Ryan McCarthy and Joey O’ Callaghan put in strong runs coming within the top third of the pack.


Well done to all athletes!


Clontead/Kinsale at the Community Games Festival, Athlone 2016

Record numbers of participants attended this year’s Community Games in association with the HSE in Athlone. Despite the inclement weather, over 7,000 participants competed over the weekends of the 18th-19th & 25th-26th August to make the 2016 games a resounding success.

Cork, and in particular our own Clontead/Kinsale parish, were well represented at the games across Track, Field and the Quiz.

On the first weekend the U14 girls from Cork which included Kate Redmond from Clontead/Kinsale  came 2nd in the Final of the Cross Country mixed distance relay. The U12 girls, all from Clontead/Kinsale, Lauren Green, Nicole Buckley, Caoimhe O’Donoghue, Mary Clare Murphy gave a strong performance and were unlucky not to have qualified for the final.  The Quiz team of Sarah Fitzgerald, Aoife Hartnett, Evan Daly, Oisin Soderland, Jack O’Dononvan all from Clontead/Kinsale came within the top 10 of 70 teams on the day.

The second weekend saw Lia Farley of Clontead/Kinsale, ensure that Cork took 2nd in the Long Jump while Cillian Fitzgerald, Clontead/Kinsale, came 2nd in the U8 60m B Final.  Kate Farley and Sarah Murphy both of Clontead/Kinsale also performed well in Sprint and Hurdles.  The relay team of Lia Farley, Sarah Murphy, Rose Marie Buckley, and Ava Coyle all from Clontead/Kinsale gave great run in the semi-finals against tough competition on the day.

Suffice to say sport was played, races were run but more importantly lifelong friendships were made. In the eyes of Community Games, everyone is a winner with participation and enjoyment being key.  Congratulations to you all for taking part and representing your parish and county so well.

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Gold @ Munster ‘B’ Championships Saturday 30th July, Waterford

There was  great success for the club  taking 2 Gold Medals, in Long Jump and 600m, at the Munster ‘B’ Championships on the 30th July in Waterford.

Although the club was small in numbers it was great day of performance and PB’s.

U11 Boys

Ryan McCarthy had a great run in the 600m to take 1st place.

Ryan McCarthy (600m 1st Gold, 5th Long Jump)


U12 Girls

Lauren Green and  Nicole Buckely competed in U12 girls in both Long Jump, Sprint and 600m.  Both girls put great jumps with Lauren Green taking Gold with a jump of 3.9m and Nicole taking 4th place with 3.68m.  Nicole ran a great 600m taking 3rd place. There was tough compeition in the 80m sprint  with 2nd-5th places being determined by decminal places!! Well Done girls

Lauren Green (Long Jump, 1st Gold, Sprint 5th)

Nicole Buckley (600m 3rd, Long Jump 4th)


U14 Boys

David McCarthy  represented  the U14 boys in Long Jump securing 4th place.

David McCarthy ( Long Jump 4th)


U15 Girls

RoseMarie Buckley put in an outstanding performance all round coming 5th in 800m but especially in Long Jump with a PB of 4.16m and was unlucky not to medal on the day.

RoseMarie Buckley (Long Jump PB 4th, 800m 5th)

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Gold in Glo Health National Juvenile Combined Events , Tullamore July 3rd 2016

Hugh Congrats to Ollie Buckley  and Harry and  Cathal Walsh who won Gold in the combined Events in Tullamore on the 3rd July.

Ollie and Cathal took first place in the combined distance  300m and Ollie and Harry took 5th place in the Long Jump.

Well done on your first Nationals!


Ricerstick Kinsale AC Open Sports

The sun shone on the 17th July at the Club Open Sports Day and a great day was had by all!IMG_3441IMG_3463

Gold @ Glo Health Nationals For Katie!

Huge Congrats to Katie O’Regan who won Gold in the Long Jump at the Glo Health Nationals in Tullamore on the 9th July with a PB of 4.27m!

We are very proud of you Katie.



Munster U14-U19 Outdoor Track & Field 18th & 19th June 2016

Well done to the U14 & U15 girls representing the club at the Munster Outdoor Track & Field in CIT in Long Jump, Sprint & Hurdles & Relay

U14 Girls

Ava Coyle (1st Long Jump, Relay)

Sarah Murphy (3rd Long Jump, 3rd Relay)

Rosemarie Buckley 3rd Relay)


U15 Girls

Lia Farley (3rd 100m Sprint)

Ailsing O’Donoghue


Munster Juvenile Track & Field Results – Lees Rd, Ennis Track 20th & 21st May

On a very hot and humid Day 1 the U12 Girls & Boys took to the track in the 60m Sprint and Relay.  All 6 of the girls qualified comfortably from the Heats to the Semis with Katie Farley and Grace Coyle qualifying for the Final with Kate Farley taking Silver. Gabby also competed in Turbo Javelin on the day.

Next up was the time trial relay with the girls taking Bronze, narrowly missing out on Silver to Leevale.

(U12 Girls)  

Katie Farley (2nd sprint, 3rd Relay)

Lauren Green (3rd Relay)

Caoimhe O’Donoghue

Katie O’Regan

Gabby Bowen (3rd Relay)

Grace Coyle (3rd Relay)


Cathal Barry represented the U12 Boys in the 600m & Long Jump qualifying for the final of the 600m securing 7th place.

(U12 Boys)

Cathal Barry


Day 2  saw the U9, U10s , U 11, & U13 compete in sprint and distance along with the U12 girls Long Jump & 600m.

Pride of place went to the U9 boys Ollie Buckely & Cathal Walsh who had  secured team Gold in the 300m and the Long Jump thanks  – Fanstastic Running & Jumping Boys.  Well done also to to Harry Walsh and Cillian Fitzgerald who also ran and jumped putting in great effort on the day – well done keep it up lads!  A busy day for the U9 boys saw them finish 4th in the relay.

(U9 Boys)

Ollie Buckley (2nd Long Jump, 2nd 300m) Team Gold in both

Cathal Walsh (3rd 300m) Team Gold

Harry Walsh

Cillian Fitzgerald




(U10 Boys) Conor O’Donoghue ran in the 500m and the 60m sprint and put in great effort coming in  middle of the pack on the 500m.

Conor O’Donoghue

(U11 Boys) Joey O’Callaghan &  Ryan McCarthy 600m and Long Jump taking 5th place on the team position.  Great result for first Munster.

Joey O’Callaghan

Ryan McCarthy


U12 girls took to the track with Nicole & Caoimhe competing in 600m and Nicole qualifying for the Final.  Next up was Long Jump with super jumping from them all and 4 of them  out of 40 reaching the final 8.  Grace Coyle took 2nd and Katie O’Regan took 3rd with Gabby & Lauren taking joint 5th.

Nicole Buckley

Lauren Green

Caoimhe O’Donoghue

Katie O’Regan (3rd Long Jump)

Gabby Bowen

Grace Coyle (2nd Long Jump)


(U13 Girl) Sarah Fitzgerald competed in her first Munsters in Long Jump.  Well done Sarah!




County Juvenile ‘B’ Track & Field Championships May 21st CIT

Well done to all our athletes who took part in the County B’s on Sunday the 21st May.

(U9 Boys)  3rd place for Cillian Fitzgerald in 60m & 300m.

(U12 Boys) Jonathan Walsh 1st 600m

(U12 Girls) Kate Redmond 1st 600m