Friday, April 23, 2010

Ballintotis '4'

This race used be the Castlemartyr '4' but this year they changed location to Ballintotis. I feel they have found a gem of course. It is a flat fast course, on quiet country roads. It seemed to be really popular with everybody on the night. Lets hope this race stays on the calendar.

There was a big turnout on the night with 435 completing the 4 mile course. Grange Fermoy had 6 on the night and times and finishing positions are as follows:

16 0:22:24 HEALY, Don Grange-Fermoy AC M 05:35.9
37 0:23:38 O'CONNOR, Brian Grange-Fermoy AC M 05:54.4
70 0:24:49 BARRETT, Olan Grange-Fermoy AC M 06:12.1
83 0:25:15 TOBIN, Morris Grange-Fermoy AC M60 06:18.6
88 0:25:27 FLYNN, Darren Grange-Fermoy AC M 06:21.6
352 0:35:12 FLEMING, Niamh Grange-Fermoy AC F40 08:47.9

Well done to all on the good finishing times and positions.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Great Island '10'

Yesterday was the inagural 10 mile race in Cobh. It was a glorious day for a run around Cobh. There was 513 finishers of the race. This is a very big number especially for its first ever race. The following are the finishing times and positions of the Grange Fermoy athletes.

Place Time Name Team Category min/mile
31 1:04:24 O'CONNOR, Brian Grange-Fermoy AC M 06:26.3
67 1:08:54 GRIFFIN, John Grange-Fermoy AC M40 06:53.3
89 1:11:09 ENNIS, Michael Grange-Fermoy AC M40 07:06.8
115 1:13:42 FITZGIBBON, Clotilde Grange-Fermoy AC F35 07:22.1
117 1:13:57 ENNIS, Joan Grange-Fermoy AC F45 07:23.6
388 1:33:09 HARRINGTON, Norma Grange-Fermoy AC F45 09:18.8
421 1:37:31 HAYES, Tina Grange-Fermoy AC F35 09:44.9 463

Well done to all on the good times

Monday, April 12, 2010

UCC 10km

Along with yesterday' race in Kilnaboy there was a race closer to home with the UCC 10km race. The athletes here also had to endure the hot conditions.

There was a large turnout for this race with 426 finishers. Grange Fermoy had one athlete in the race. Brian O Connor finished in a time of 39.13 which gave him a finishing position of 45th.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kilnaboy '10'

The final race of the John Buckley 10 mile series was held today in the beautiful setting of Kilnaboy which is beside The Burren.

A warm sunny day welcomed the athletes and added with an undulating course made for a tough race. There was 225 finishers of the race and 3 from Fermoy made the long journey to Kilnaboy. They were Olan Barrett, Darren Flynn and John Griffin. The finishing times and positions are as follows.

44 1:08:28 BARRETT, Olan Grange-Fermoy AC M 06:50.7
72 1:11:50 FLYNN, Darren Grange-Fermoy AC M 07:10.9
103 1:17:16 GRIFFIN, John Grange-Fermoy AC M40 07:43.5

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ballycotton 10

One of the most recogonised races in Ireland was held this Sunday in near perfect conditions. As per usual there was a big turnout of runners with a total of 2,366 finishing the 10 mile course.

Grange-Fermoy AC had 11 finishers. The finishing times and positions are as follows:

211 BARRETT, Olan Grange-Fermoy AC 01:05:44
219 TOBIN, Morris Grange-Fermoy AC 01:06:00
233 O'MAHONY, Brendan Grange-Fermoy AC 01:06:10
261 MORIARTY, Brian Grange-Fermoy AC 01:06:49
336 FLYNN, Darren Grange-Fermoy AC 01:09:13
441 GRIFFIN, John Grange-Fermoy AC 01:11:07
551 ENNIS, Michael Grange-Fermoy AC 01:12:53
662 ENNIS, Joan Grange-Fermoy AC 01:14:57
1350 FITZPATRICK, Aine Grange-Fermoy AC 01:24:15
1556 KEARNEY, Claire Grange-Fermoy AC 01:27:21
1807 MANGAN, Niamh Grange-Fermoy AC 01:32:02

Well done to all. Now the waiting goes on for another year.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Barcelona Marathon

Over the past weekend was the Barcelona which was held in near perfect conditions and a lovely city. There was a strong contingent of Fermoy runners who made the trip to Barcelona.

Brian O'Connor came so close to breaking the magical 3 hour barrier and he had to settle for 3.00.33. Shortly in after him was Olan Barrett in a time of 3.08.03.

Joan Ennis ran a superb time of 3.28.42. Michael Ennis who was suffering from an injury for a long time managed a very good time of 3.32.24.

Another Fermoy man was Donal Tabb running his first marathon crossed the line in a time of 3.40.15, a good time for your debut. Our last Fermoy athlete was Billy who was plagued with injury leading up to the race also had a strong showing with a finishing time of 3.40.35.

Well done to all on such a good showing in Barcelona.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Mallow '10'

With Dungarvan last week it was always going to have an effect on the turnout in Mallow, but Mallow still got a turn out of 503 which was slightly down on last year.

It proved to be a very exciting race with Colin Merritt of Carraig na Bhfear just winning on a spint finish from Debela Lebela of Limerick in a time of 53.17.

Brian O'Connor lead home the Grange/Fermoy contingent in a time of 63.18. Next in which was a close battle between John Fitzgeald and Darren Flynn, John just managed to pip Darren to the finish line. John finished in a time of 68.49 and Darren came in with a time of 69.11, two very good runs. Norma Harrington was our only lady competitor and she performed very well.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Mallow '10'

Last Sunday was the Dungarvan '10' and now tomorrow we have the Mallow '10' so no let up in the races. With such a big crowd last Sunday in Dungarvan, it will be interesting see what sort of turnout Mallow get with only a week between races.

I am sure though there will still be a big turnout from Grange/Fermoy. Unlike Dungarvan you can enter on the day in Mallow at a cost of €15. The race starts at 12.30pm and last entries are at 11.30am so keep that in mind and best of luck to all in Mallow tomorrow.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dungarvan '10'

This was the first main race of 2010. It was the 10 mile race in Dungarvan. 987 athletes finished this race. It turned out to be lovely day for the day with just a small bit of wind and sunny. Near perfect conditions.

Sandis Bralitis of the West Waterford club was the first man to cross the finish line in a time of 50.57.
Anna Breen was the first lady to cross the finish line in a time of 58.39. Two very good times.

Grange/Fermoy AC had a very good turnout.Kealan O'Connor was the first home for Grange/Fermoy in a time of 64.36, which gave him 134th place. Maurice Tobin next in a time of 65.44 for 169th place followed closely by Brian Moriarty with a time of 65.57.

Olan Barrett had a time of 65.33 for 192nd place. John Fitzgerald came home next in time of 67.19 followed again very closely by Peter Walsh in a time of 67.40.

Next home was Brendan O'Mahony in a time of 68.10 for 239th place. Rounding off the sub 70 mins was Darren Flynn in a time of 69.43 for 285th place.

Joan Ennis was the first lady home for Grange/Fermoy AC in a time of 76.58. John Griffin was in next with a time of 77.18. Aine Fitzpatrick was in next with a time of 85.17.

Well done to all on the great times.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dungarvan '10'

Just a quick reminder to anyone interested in running in Dungarvan on the 31st of January. The closing date is Monday the 18th of January. There will be no entry on the day of the race it is pre entry only. Just go to and follow the links to secure your entry.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mallow '10' CANCELLED

The bad weather has hit the Mallow '10' due to be on this Sunday coming. As of yet there is no further update to when it will be held yet.


Just a reminder. The clubs agm is on Thursday the 7th of Jan @ 8.15pm in the pitch & putt club Fermoy. We would ask every club member to attend