Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí (Muskerry Gaeltacht Way) Ultra Trail Race

On Saturday 11th February 2017, mountain runners from around Ireland will arrive in Kealkil for the very first running of the Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí Ultra Trail Race. The race will follow the route Beara-Breifne Way for 70km, and that evening finish at West End in Millstreet.

The race is a fully way-marked trail that covers just over 70km of this route (with approx. 2000m climb), running along the Beara-Breifne Way between Kealkill and Millstreet. Runners will cross the Sheehy and Derrynasaggart mountain ranges over a variety of tough open mountain terrain, forest trails and quiet country roads.

Full information on the race is on the Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí Page

The last section (from Ballyvourney to Millstreet) after they have already run 47km is described here:

“Stage 4: Ballyvourney to Millstreet 23.4km, 780m climb
The final stretch of the Slí climbs steadily out of Ballyvourney and up into the Derrynasaggart mountains, skirting Mullaghanish with its 220m high transmitter (the 4th tallest structure in Ireland). Here the Slí is continue reading the full article “Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí (Muskerry Gaeltacht Way) Ultra Trail Race”

A superb Finish to the 2016 Cross country season for Millstreet AC’s Caoimhe O’Leary

 

A superb Finish to the 2016 Cross country season for Millstreet ACs, Caoimhe O’Leary last weekend.

Running at the National Cross Country Championships in Dundalk (gu17)

Caoimhe finished 38th position in a field of 106 runners.

Caoimhe was the third Cork athlete to cross the finish line with Cork finishing 3rd county.
Well done Caoimhe.

Millstreet Athletic Club news

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Another great day for Millstreet athlete Caoimhe O’ Leary competing at the Munster even age Cross Country competition held in Carrignavar yesterday,

Caoimhe was the 2nd Cork athlete to cross the finish line and finished in 8th position overall.

Well done Caoimhe, who will now go forward as part of the Cork team to compete at National level.
Also competing & putting in strong performances for the club were Orla Buckley GU16, Eimear o Leary GU14, Donal Bourke & Ian Buckley BU14.

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Caoimhe passing fellow Cork competitor to finish 2nd Cork girl home

 

 

Millstreet Athletic Club Cross Country update

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Well done to Millstreet Athletic Club athletes in Macroom yesterday.

Congratulations to Caoimhe O’Leary finishing in 2nd position and winning an individual medal in the girls U17 race

also running Girls U17 were Orla Buckley and Sara Bourke putting in strong performances.

Eimear O’Leary ran girls U15 and finished in 16 position.

Boys U13 team were Ethan Walsh, Darragh Moynihan, Donnacha Murphy and Donal Bourke all finishing well.

Gu11 team Ella Hickey, Shannon Bourke, Rebecca O ‘Sullivan, Ciara O’Sullivan, Meave Buckley

 running individually Bu11 Seamus Moynihan Bu9 Brandon Bourke

Millstreet Athletic Club at the County Championship

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Millstreet AC got off to a winning start today at the first of the season County A Cross Country Championships held in Aghren Conna.

The girls U16 had a great result with Caoimhe O Leary winning an individual medal finishing in 4th position, and the team including Caoimhe,Orla Buckley, Emma Moynihan, Sarah Bourke and Dara O Shea scoring a bronze medal.

The boys U14 team including Donal Bourke, Donnacha Murphy Ian Buckley & Darragh Moynihan scoring a gold team medal, well done, also representing the club, running individually and putting in a great preformance were Eimear O Leary GU14 and Seamus Moynihan BU10,

All Ireland Glory for Eileen

2016-08-21 Eileen O'Riordan at the National Masters Athletics in TullamoreCongratulations to Eileen O’Riordan who stepped up from the Munsters Masters a few weeks ago to the All Ireland Masters in Tullamore last weekend, and returned two three medals:

  • Gold in the Discus throwing 23.03m,
  • Bronze in the Hammer, throwing 31.07 (another PB, upgrading from her PB at the Munsters a few weeks ago),
  • Gold as an unused sub in the 4x100m relay team.

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3 Gold, 2 Silver for Eileen at Munster Championships

2016-07-31 Eileen O'Riordan's medals from the Munster Masters Track and Field Championships_rszCongrats Eileen O’Riordan on her huge haul of five medals at the Munster Masters Track and Field Championships:

  • Gold in the Hammer 30.83m(PB)
  • Gold in the Javelin 17.24m(PB)
  • Gold in the Discus 23.05m
  • Silver in shot putt
  • Silver in the 4x100m relay. One of the girls pulled a muscle, and Eileen filled in as a sub.

Full results from the Munster Master Championships: Track, Field.

7th for Michelle in European Final

mf_amsterdamMichelle Finn was in superb form in the 3K steeplechase final at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam today. One of the best technical hurdlers in the field, Michelle finished very strong to cross the line in 7th place in PB of 9:43.19. She was the first of the Irish girls over the line.

Michelle is coached but the famous Donie Walsh who is very proud of her achievements to date. Hurdles coach Seamus Power has insured Michelle is technically on of the best hurdlers in the steeplechase event.

Now is it on to the next adventure at the Olympics in Rio. continue reading the full article “7th for Michelle in European Final”

Michelle qualifies for the European 3000m Steeplechase Final

2016-07-08 Michelle Finn running in the European Athletics ChampionshipsWell done to Michelle Finn today on a fantastic run in the semi-final of the 3000m Steeplechase at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam. She finished 4th in her heat to qualify for the final in a seasonal best time of 9:45:93

You can watch the race below:

The final is on Sunday at 4:15pm.
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Millstreet Athletic Club – County B Cross Country Championships

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County B Cross Country Championships took place 1st November in Conna and we came home with great results and lots of medals.
Seamus Moynihan finished in 3rd position U9. Donal Bourke finished 2nd position

U13 and Caoimhe O’Leary finished 2nd U15. Shannon Bourke just missing out on a medal finishing 7th U9, Donnacha Murphy finished 8th U13 as well as Gemma O’Regan 8th U15.

Our U11 team was made up of Clara O’Keeffe, Ciara O’Sullivan, Rebecca O’Sullivan, Madison Gallahue-Murphy and Meave Buckley. Ethan Walsh ran U11 finishing 36th.


Our boys U13 finished 3rd team made up of Donnacha Murphy, Donal Bourke, Darragh Moynihan, Ian Buckley and Joshua Jumbo.


Girls U13 team came home with gold medals made up of Cathy Kiely, Eimear O’Leary, Brianna Gallahue-Murphy and Megan Kiely.


Girls U15 team also won gold medals consisting of Caoimhe O’Leary, Gemma O’Regan, Emma Moynihan and Sarah Bourke.


Well done to Dan Bourke who also competed in the Masters event and ran a great race.

More photos below:
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From Clara to Beijing

Michelle Finn was running in the semi-final of the 3000m Steeplechase at the World Championships in Beijing yesterday. Unfortunately she failed to make the final, running well outside her best time. But, it’s an experience on her way to the Olympics in Rio next year which she has qualified already for.

Michelle’s mum Mary is from Millstreet, and runs with Millstreet AC. They are a family of runners and are regularly seen at the races around Cork and winning often too. All have all run the Clara Mountain Run in recent years. Michelle was the national champion 3000m steeplechaser in 2013.

Listen to her post race interview below:


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Running Mizen to Malin

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-U777kKZT64E/VbySWJdVXnI/AAAAAAAAvoA/a9lM6Avn5Fw/s1600/Mizen2MalinAug2015a.jpgSimon Chodziesner is an Australian running from Mizen to Malin. Covering about three quarters of a marathon each day, he arrives in Millstreet tomorrow from Ballingrary, and is off again the following morning.

Simon is raising money for two charities close to his heart:
Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital – the local hospital where Simon’s Donegal family have been well cared for over the years, and the Friends of LGH Onconolgy Bus.

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