June Club Notes

Monthly highlights:

Dan Bryne 5km

1, 2, 3,4 GO was the somewhat unorthodox starting call for the Dan Byrne 5k!


What a start to June with 41 couch to 5k’ers taking part in the Dan Bryne 5km.Well done to all of you on your achievement…..don’t stop there as there are plenty of more goals to be set and achieved 😉



Also congrats to

Paul Moloney 1st man home

Aoife Carroll 3rd lady home

Anna Ramos 1st w40

Angela Sheehan 1st w55

Neil Holland 1st m60


Cork City Marathon

We had over 40 athletes taking part in the full, half and relay in the Cork City marathon.





As always a great day out at our local marathon with loads of support on the course which is always appreciated.


Congrats to Peadar Curtis on 3rd m60..



Munster Seniors track

Well done to Paul Moloney at the 5000m Munster Seniors track meet in CIT who won the bronze medal in a PB time of 15:31.48


Kilmurry 5k & Coolagown 5k.


Well done Mags Crowley on 1st place in the Kilmurry 5k and also to Sharon Woods who was 2nd in the Coolagown 5k.



Ballyclough 5k.

On to something you don’t see too often…a club getting a clean sweep in a race! Great work Dave Lyons, John Hogan and Phil Carey, 1st, 2nd, 3rd respectively in the Ballyclough 5k. Great to see so many from the club out racing on a Friday night!

Mount Hilary



Great to see a number of runners attending the MMRA event mid-week on Mount Hilary. Feedback from the mountain run was great and the general consensus was that it was great to try something different. Definitely one on my to do list.




Courtbrack 5km

Couch to 5k thirsty for more! Great to see so many at the Courtbrack 5km….careful that running bug is catching…. 😉


Also congrats to Mags Murphy 1st lady home…two in a month!



Millstreet 5 mile

The Millstreet 5 mile was a fast one. Well done to all in attendance.


Paul Moloney was 2nd overall, Noel Daly 1st m40 and Peter Gaffney 2nd m65. Great also to see the Mallow men’s team of Paul, Noel, Phil Carey and John Paul Buckley win 2nd team home.


Bruff 5 mile

Also “Emma Nagle” won 2nd lady home in the Bruff 5 mile but after a stewards enquiry (ie us running up to tell them Emma was in fact Eamonn) poor Emma lost out…next time maybe!


Other notes:

The John Buckley 200 point challenge:

The challenge is hotting up at the top but there are plenty of opportunities to get points on the board. The points spreadsheet to June 2017 has the top 3 as follows: Peadar Lucey 164 points, Aoife Carroll 162 and Eamonn Nagle 125 points.

In relation to marathon or any omissions can you email Paudie with the information. The spreadsheet can be found at  https://mallowac.ie/mallow-ac-200-point-challenge/


Thank you:

Lots of opportunities to volunteer and get involved and help your club in June and as usual we had plenty volunteers – a big thank you to those who helped out with the Dan Byrne 5km, Cork City Marathon and the annual church gate collection. It is great to see some new faces involved in these but would be great to see more. If you have not volunteered before do look to help out at future events as with most clubs a lot of work usually falls on a few.



Churchgate collection:

€1,008 was raised at the annual churchgate collection. A big thank you to everyone who assisted and also to Shane Anglim for coordinating.


Over 40 brave souls tackled Ireland’s highest mountain in tough conditions. Even so it was a great day out. Thanks to Darragh Wiley for organising. Thankfully only a handful of people went missing but they were quickly located safely in Kate Kearney’s Cottage.


Streets of Galway 8km:

The post regarding travelling on the bus and attending the club meal is on facebook. Get booking as we need to know numbers for this well attended event.


This event is on Saturday, 12th August. This club outing is growing every year, and in 2016 nearly 100 made the journey to the City of the Tribes. You can register at http://www.active.com/galway-city-connacht/running/distance-running/galway-clinic-streets-of-galway-8km-2017

Club facebook page:

Our new facebook policy is in place. Only results from the Mallow 200 point challenge and local AAI races will be posted by the club but members are encouraged to share results and achievements from other races they attend. See facebook for the full detail of the new policy.

Please note results are filtered by Club so to ensure your name is picked up you must register using Mallow AC.


Article credit to Clive Aherne   (Mallow AC Secretary)