Friday, 2 December 2016


Please pass on the word re this great sale. We will also be signing up new members and giving information on the club. More details to follow.

Now Available – DVD of 50th Anniversary Awards Night
Cost is €12 and is available to order from Willie O'Mahony on 086 840 2825

Waterford Half Marathon Report from Mark Walsh

A Great Day in the Déise City for Midleton AC
We had about 25  wonderful athletes, as well as a few great supporters – including Louise Barry and Tim Hannon - in Waterford for the half marathon this morning. This was a truly impressive turnout for a dull early December Saturday.
With nearly 1800 runners taking part, this is one of the biggest 13.1 milers on the Irish calendar and must be one of the best value and best organised. Everything from the venue, the parking, ease of access, the stewarding, the food, goodie bags, general organisation and, of course, the hats, were top class. Congrats to WAC!
As for the Midleton AC runners I did not meet anyone who wasn’t happy with their performance on the day. Yes, it was a tough course, with two very long and challenging climbs – one at mile 2 and one at mile 9/10. That said, the weather was favourable for running, with cool temperatures and light winds.
First home for the Club was Don Ryan, closely followed by Seán O’Sullivan and then Mark Walsh, Edwin Cashman and Mick Murphy, all of whom were under the 90 minute mark. The ladies were led home by the impressive Helen Gilroy, with Deirdre Aherne next, breaking 100 mins again, and Claire Fitzgerald close behind.
There were many excellent performances and several PBs on the day, including Mark O’Reilly, Alan Morley, Breeda Sheedy, Edwin Cashman, Mick Murphy, Ger O’Regan, Trevor Condon and Mark Walsh (and maybe more that are not known at time of going to press).
Well done to Claire Parker, Vikki Peters, Siobhan Murphy, Martha McNamara, Bernie Twomey and Ann Marie Perry, all flying the flag high for the ladies. And, not to be outdone, congrats also to Kevin Moran, Brian Cott, Denis Collins and Richard Power, all of whom should be thrilled with their achievement. HATS off to All !!
Again, sincere apologies if anyone has been overlooked – let us know how you did.


Waterford Half Marathon


Big thanks to Louise Barry, Brian Cott and Mark Walsh for most of the photo's .


Its time to get the glad rags out and celebrate a fantastic year of running with our club. Its our 50th Anniversary and we have had some great successes to celebrate. So get out there now and book your tickets for Rosie's on Saturday 10th December. Finger Food, Disco plus lots more all for only 15euro Contact Bernie Twomey 0872311688 or myself at 0872403940 to reserve your ticket. Tickets also available at training Monday and Wednesday evenings.


The following is the entry procedure for next year’s Ballycotton ’10’ which will take
place on Sunday March 12th. Once again, numbers are limited and there will be a
combination of online and postal entries, as follows:

1) Online entries will open on Wednesday December 7th at 2pm, when the first 1,000
will be accepted. At 8pm the same evening a further 1,000 will be accepted, making
an initial online total of 2,000. 2) For Athletics Ireland and Athletics Northern Ireland affiliated members plus those who ran the four races in the Ballycotton Summer Series 2016, along with those
living overseas, an additional online facility will open on Thursday December 8th at
10am until midnight on Friday December 9th.

3) Postal entries: A PDF copy of the entry form will be published on the Ballycotton
website on the evening of Friday December 9th, and will also be available in the usual
local outlets.

All club and Summer Series entrants (see above) and overseas will be accepted by
post up to and including Friday December 16th.The first 200 non-club entries to
arrive by post will be also be added to the above. (All postal entries close on Friday
December 16th).

4) As usual, a limited number of elite entries will be available nearer the date.
Entry fee for the 2017 race is again €15 (plus booking fee of €1.05, if entering online).
No refunds (this also applies for duplicate entries) or no transfers.
Remember as a club member you have until the 16th Dec to get your entry in by post.

Friday, 25 November 2016


Old Parish 5 Mile

David Moynihan had a powerful run in Old Parish 5Mile on one of the toughest courses he ever ran and yet did a time of 30.22 Ger O'Regan also had a great run knocking 22secs off his previous course best. Well done lads.

The RNLI have asked me just to remind people about their upcoming Reindeer Run 5k in Fota House and Gardens next Sunday the 27th of November.

Last year, this event was cancelled due to the storms and rain. The forecast for next Sunday is for dry conditions so it might be a good one for anyone who wants a day out with the kids.

All proceeds go towards the RNLI who of course look after lifeboat services along the coast.

Money can be paid at training on Monday or Wednesday evenings. Contact Bernie Twomey for details 0872311688.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Monday, 21 November 2016


Munster Gold for Joan Hough and Neilus Aherne

Results just out show another great success for Midleton AC in The Munster Masters Cross Country in Dungarvan yesterday.
Joan Hough took the O/55 Gold medal and Neilus Aherne took the O/60 Gold Medal.  Neilus also took Gold with the Cork Team and Joan took Bronze with the Cork team.
Whilst our men O/50 team came 4th and our Ladies O/45 team were 4th also. Another great day out for our club.

Thursday, 17 November 2016


BHAA 5Km Little Island

While most of our weekend runners opted for the Cloyne 4k,(and Munster Masters Cross Country in Dungarvan) we did have several of our members compete in the BHAA 5k in Little Island. In fact, the great Donie O'Connell lined up at the start about an hour after crossing the finish line in Cloyne - what an athlete! On a bright and crisp morning conditions were ideal for a brisk run around the industrial park. Marc Dalton was first home for Midleton followed by an in-form Christopher McCarthy and then Fionnan O'Hadain who showed no ill-effects after his recent Dublin Marathon, posting a PB in 19:14. Mark Walsh was not far behind with another sub-20 min run and first man home over 55. Another recent Marathoner, Paul Kierans, put in a fine performance and, of course, Donie O'Connell raced home to complete his second race of the day in fine form. 
Joan McCarthy had, yet another, fine run, looking relaxed and full of running down the home straight. 
Midleton AC men, representing Midleton Town Council, also scooped a team prize. We'll done the lads!
Apologies if any of our members were inadvertently omitted - please let us know, and inform us of any PB achieved.😀
Report from Mark Walsh

Cross Country Dungarvan

Heading off this morning after Cloyne to grounds that I have traversed for well over twenty years to see our crew run in the Munster Masters in Dungarvan had a very special feeling. A great women's team had been assembled by Louise Barry and Claire Parker under the guidance of Sally Drennan and they were only going for to gain experience but they acquitted themselves superbly. Joan Hough, Louise Barry, Breda Sheedy, Christine Murphy, Karen Davis and Claire Parker ye all did the club proud. Thank Ye all.

Our men were led home as expected by our International Super Star Neilus Aherne who had a super run once again. Followed not in any order by Andre Brodkorb, Fransis Maunsell, Edmond O'Sullivan, Edwin Cashman, John Cashman, Barry Williams and Mike Hallihan. It was great to see so many out there representing the club and I am sure when the Final Results come in later we will be in the medals.

Cloyne 4 Km

Great crowd once again this morning in Cloyne where we saw some fine running. Paul Spiteri was our first man home finishing 4th over all as did our first lady home Eileen Leahy. Lots of others seemed to have fine runs especially our C2 5K Group who all performed excellently especially considering they only started early Oct..

Cloyne Community Council

                                                                                                            CLOYNE COMMONS '4K' (Race 1)

                                                                                                                     Sunday 20 November 2016. 9:30am




Finishers in the Midleton AC team.                                                                                                                     Pace       Race    Race

Place     Time      Name                                                          Team                                             Race Age Category       min/mile      No      Place

        1    0:13:54  SPITERI, Paul                                            Midleton AC                                   M                                      05:35.4       755          5

        2    0:14:33  FITZGERALD-FOLEY, Shane                      Midleton AC                                   M                                      05:51.1       572          8

        3    0:14:44  MOYNIHAN, David                                     Midleton AC                                   M                                      05:55.5       571        10

        4    0:14:49  SMITH, Kevin                                             Midleton AC                                   M40                                  05:57.6       780        11

        5    0:14:52  CREMIN, Mike                                            Midleton AC                                   M                                      05:58.8       551        12

        6    0:14:53  DORGAN, Declan                                       Midleton AC                                   M                                      05:59.2       743        13

        7    0:15:03  HANNON, Tim                                            Midleton AC                                   M                                      06:03.2       648        15

        8    0:16:02  SCANLAN, Rod                                          Midleton AC                                   M                                      06:26.9       514        20

        9    0:16:13  O'DWYER, Barry                                        Midleton AC                                   M40                                  06:31.3       774        23

      10    0:16:27  CONDON, Trevor                                       Midleton AC                                   M                                      06:37.0       564        26

      11    0:16:48  O'REGAN, Ger                                            Midleton AC                                   M45                                  06:45.4       565        29

      12    0:17:07  LEAHY, Eileen                                            Midleton AC                                   F                                      06:53.1       783        38

      13    0:17:08  O'KEEFFE, Mary                                         Midleton AC                                   F50                                  06:53.5       545        39

      14    0:18:52  AHERN, Marian                                          Midleton AC                                   F45                                  07:35.3       555        65

      15    0:19:11  PERRY, Anne-Marie                                   Midleton AC                                   F40                                  07:42.9       552        76

      16    0:19:27  KENNEDY, Michael                                     Midleton AC                                   M40                                  07:49.4       808        83

      17    0:19:29  EVANS, Aoife                                             Midleton AC                                   F                                      07:50.2       645        85

      18    0:19:31  DOLPHIN, Rayleen                                    Midleton AC                                   F                                      07:51.0       644        86

      19    0:19:40  TWOHIG, Dan                                            Midleton AC                                   M40                                  07:54.6       735        89

      20    0:19:49  IVERS, Sinead                                            Midleton AC                                   F35                                  07:58.2       641        95

      21    0:19:50  O'NEILL, Joy                                              Midleton AC                                   F                                      07:58.6       821        96

      22    0:19:53  TWOMEY, Bernie                                       Midleton AC                                   F40                                  07:59.8       540        98

      23    0:19:55  KENNEDY, Yvonne                                     Midleton AC                                   F35                                  08:00.6       807        99

      24    0:19:55  O'CONNELL, Donie                                     Midleton AC                                   M65                                  08:00.6       631      100

      25    0:20:00  TWOHIG, Margaret                                   Midleton AC                                   F45                                  08:02.7       528      101

      26    0:22:04  GARCIA, Penelope                                    Midleton AC                                   F40                                  08:52.5       529      144

      27    0:22:31  SEXTON, Michael                                       Midleton AC                                   M45                                  09:03.4       818      151

      28    0:23:50  DUGGAN, Aishling                                      Midleton AC                                   F                                      09:35.2       613      177

      29    0:24:12  MORAN, Kevin                                           Midleton AC                                   M45                                  09:44.0       734      182

      30    0:24:47  CASHMAN, Caroline                                   Midleton AC                                   F40                                  09:58.1       531      191

      31    0:25:45  HARTE, Jim                                                Midleton AC                                   M50                                  10:21.4       673      223

      32    0:26:02  O'DONOGHUE, Claire                                 Midleton AC                                   F35                                  10:28.3       519      230

      33    0:26:04  HORGAN, Sarah                                        Midleton AC                                   F35                                  10:29.1       518      232

      34    0:26:04  HAYES, Maura                                           Midleton AC                                   F35                                  10:29.1       669      233

      35    0:26:06  O'RIORDAN, Jacinta                                  Midleton AC                                   F40                                  10:29.9       515      235

      36    0:26:12  COLLINS, Rebecca                                    Midleton AC                                   F                                      10:32.3       612      237

      37    0:26:24  GRIFFIN, Billy                                            Midleton AC                                   M75                                  10:37.1       539      245

      38    0:26:26  O'CONNELL, Kathleen                                Midleton AC                                   F60                                  10:37.9       748      247

      39    0:27:24  LENIHAN, Emer                                          Midleton AC                                   F                                      11:01.3       730      254

      40    0:27:29  MADIGAN, Eithne                                      Midleton AC                                   F50                                  11:03.3       541      255

      41    0:27:54  HARTE, Adele                                            Midleton AC                                   F                                      11:13.3       674      259

      42    0:37:45  HOURIGAN, Ruth                                      Midleton AC                                   F50                                  15:11.1       510      288


There were 42 finishers in the Midleton AC team.



Well worth a look

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‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’

‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’


Midleton’s AC Christmas Party 2016 Dec 10th

Rosies Bistro Aghada from 8pm to late
Fingerfood, bus and Dj for only €15 for both members and non-members.
 Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Food will be served at 9pm sharp as this year we will be incorporating a little party piece for all to enjoy.

his year we really need your support in identifying numbers early so if you are attending we would really appreciate it if you could
register early
 if you are attending and pay at Monday’s night speed sessions.  We will start accepting payments from next Monday 21 November until Monday 05 December.  Unfortunately we cannot accept payments on the night as it is too difficult to manage.

If you have any queries please contact myself or any member of the committee.  Let’s make it a good night and celebrate a successful year in style.


Bernie Twomey

BHAA Race Littleisland Sunday next @11am

Race Notification: BHAA 5K

by Cork BHAA Admin
Our next race is the BHAA 5k in Little Island on Sunday November 20th at 11am. Registration is open from 9.30am at the Little Island Sports Hall. As usual, we have a full suite of prizes available with 84 prizes in total up for grabs as well as spot prizes. This is the final standard race of 2016 before the Turkey Trot so one last chance to improve on your 5k time.
We are open for registration for 2017. Please see our Registration page for more details.

 Pre Entries for the Cloyne 4Km on Sunday 20th Nov. will be taken in Market Green on Friday 18th Nov

between 6---7pm sharp.

Entry fee 5Euro (please bring exact amount if you can).

Please avail of this if possible as it is a great help to the organisers.

The first in the Cloyne Commons 4Km takes place next Sunday. This event has an Athletics Ireland permit and you will still have plenty of time to support our crew in the cross country in Dungarvan.

Munster AAI Masters Entries for Sunday 20th November 2016
Midleton A.C.

149 Louise Barry Masters Women O35 1 4000m

150 Claire Parker Masters Women O35 1 4000m
151 Karen Davis Masters Women O35 1 4000m
152 Edwin Cashman Masters Men O35 1 7000m
153 Francis Maunsell Masters Men O40 1 7000m
154 Christine Murphy Masters Women O45 1 4000m
155 Andre Brodkorb Masters Men O45 1 7000m
156 Breeda Sheedy Masters Women O50 1 4000m
157 John Cashman Masters Men O50 1 7000m
158 Mike Hallahan Masters Men O50 1 7000m
159 Paul Kierans Masters Men O50 1 7000m
160 Edmond O'Sullivan Masters Men O50 1 7000m
161 Joan Hough Masters Women O55 1 4000m
162 Neilus Aherne Masters Men O60 1 7000m


( A few people have been enquiring and yes you need to be a registered member with Athletics Ireland / Midleton AC in order to run in these championships )

‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’
Midleton’s AC Christmas Party 2016
Rosies Bistro Aghada from 8pm to late
December 10th
Fingerfood, bus and Dj for only €15 for both members and non-members.

 Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Food will be served at 9pm sharp as this year we will be incorporating a little party piece for all to enjoy.



his year we really need your support in identifying numbers early so if you are attending we would really appreciate it if you could



register early

 if you are attending and pay at Monday’s night speed sessions or Wednesday night training sessions.
  We will start accepting payments from next Monday 21 November until Monday 05 December.  

Unfortunately we cannot accept payments on the night as it is too difficult to manage.

If you have any queries please contact myself or any member of the committee.  Let’s make it a good night and celebrate a successful year in style.
Bernie Twomey