Con Walsh inducted into Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame

Last Saturday evening in Toronto, Canada, Olympic Bronze medalist Con Walsh from Carriganima, was inducted into the Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame.

“Cornelius represented Canada at the 1908 Olympic Games in London where he won the bronze medal with a throw of 48.50m. He was a Canadian Champion in 1907 in both the 56lb weight and the hammer throw and set a Canadian record in 1910 for the hammer and weight for height events. Cornelius set a world record of 4.93m in the 56lb weight for height event in 1910.” [Athletics Ontario]

His nephew Ned (from the same farm in Carriganima) along with Ned’s daughter Anne and son Michael attended as honoured guests. Michael told the guests:

“We are extremely grateful and honoured to accept this award on behalf of Con and all of the Walshs back home in Cork. We are very proud of Con’s achievements and we look forward to sharing this experience with our family and friends and neighbours when we return to Con’s birthplace of Carriganima.”

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Millstreet Athletic Club

Millstreet Athletic Club wish to thank everyone that supported their successful road race recently.   the sponsors, stewards, Gardai, all in the kitchen, everyone who had water stations and hoses.  We really appreciate your help.  Thanks for all the photos Geraldine Dennehy and Tom Corbett.

( This selection is by Geraldine Dennehy)

 

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Mt. Hillary Athletic Club

Mt. Hillary Athletic Club, the new local running club based in  Banteer

“We are an amateur running club, with members from all over the North West Cork area, who enjoy running as part of a group in the surrounding areas of Mt. Hillary. Mt. Hillary AC athletes are extremely proactive on the local race circuit and compete at all distances from 5k’s to Marathons both on and off the road…”

Find out more about them on their Facebook Page [read more …] “Mt. Hillary Athletic Club”

Millstreet Athletic Club

Picture by TMC Photography, Cork

Millstreet AGM will take place on Thursday 14 December at 8pm in Parish Centre.

The Irish cancer Society wish to thank everyone who supported and help organise their recent Christmas Jumper Run which raised €638.

Thank you to the Duggan family for allowing access to Drishane Estate.

Merry Christmas to everyone

Andrzej’s 42 Steps to Freedom

Hi Everyone, as you all will probably agree, Andrzej (Andrew) is a great ambassador for the club. He has a big heart and gives up his own time to help others who are less fortunate. He is currently trying to raise money for a friend of his back in his homeland who is paralysed and confined to his house as he lives in a 2nd floor apartment and unable to get up and down the stairs without assistance.
The fund raiser is called the “42 Steps to Freedom“. You can find more information on his FB page but basically he is looking for sponsorship for each KM of the Clonakilty Marathon.
I think it would be great if we could pull together as [read more …] “Andrzej’s 42 Steps to Freedom”

Couch to 5K Training Programmes 

Eight sessions with a qualified instructor, nutrition workshop and entry into the Rebel Run

The closest one starts in Banteer Community Centre Thursday 7th of September 8PM. 

To book your place, to see all locations, or too see further details, go to: CorkSports.ie

— in association with IRD Duhallow CLG | Avondhu Blackwater Partnership CLG |West Cork Development Partnership |Duhallow Athletic Club