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  • Writer's pictureBarra Oconnell

Cork City Marathon Weekend 2023

June 4th 2023

Cork City Marathon weekend is a very special weekend in the Cork racing calendar, and this year was one to remember. The sun was shining, the crowds were cheering & the atmosphere was electric. The Cork City Marathon, Half Marathon & this year the new 10K event brings together runners at all levels with one goal in mind; to put in their best effort to cover the distance. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our Eagle athletes on their achievements and look at a few highlights of the weekend.



Mark Murphy


Ken Ince & Ethan Bevan

Maressa Mills & Siobhan Holland


Vivian Foley

Andrew McDonald & Pat Ryan

The Full Marathon Participants

Some brilliant results in the marathon with Vivian Foley once again leading the club home in a fantastic time. Mark & Anthony were the next two Eagles over the line with PB runs from both and brilliant running by the two training partners. Aoife Cooke crossed the line as the 3hr pacer and 4th lady overall in the Marathon, and great thanks due to Aoife who was a late enrolment to the pacer team. An impressive performance from Ethan Bevan in his first outing in the Eagle singlet & his first marathon. Martin O Leary has kept us up to date on his training through his blog in the run up to the Marathon and ran a fantastic race. Jane Power also ran an excellent first marathon. Despite the heat there were plenty of PB's and some very strong running from Eagle AC.

9 1397 VIVIAN FOLEY Eagle AC 02:38:17 02:38:14 18 322 MARK MURPHY Eagle AC 02:47:47 02:47:42 28 1811 ANTHONY MC CARTHY Eagle AC 02:50:41 02:50:37 57 17 AOIFE COOKE Eagle AC 02:58:53 02:58:48 98 2002 DAVID O'KEEFFE Eagle AC 03:06:43 03:06:32 129 1268 JIM O BYRNE Eagle AC 03:11:42 03:11:26 177 1270 ETHAN BEVAN Eagle AC 03:17:25 03:17:07 180 643 SIOBHAN HOLLAND Eagle AC 03:18:16 03:18:05 196 642 MARTIN LYNCH INDEPENDENT 03:20:36 03:20:25 236 2158 PETER FLEMING Eagle AC 03:24:58 03:24:52 264 803 KEN MULCAHY Eagle AC 03:27:36 03:27:22 296 69 MARTIN O LEARY Eagle AC 03:29:22 03:29:11 313 592 MARESSA MILLS Eagle AC 03:32:09 03:31:41 356 913 JOHN SHEEHAN Eagle AC 03:36:17 03:36:02 413 630 SHANE O ROURKE Eagle AC 03:41:22 03:40:24 494 697 ANDREW MACDONALD Eagle AC 03:46:11 03:45:44 519 1351 DENIS CARROLL Eagle AC 03:48:26 03:47:45 771 1361 TONY O'LEARY Eagle AC 04:05:04 04:03:02 820 338 JANE POWER INDEPENDENT 04:08:09 04:07:17 1163 671 CHARLIE BYRD Eagle AC 04:32:40 04:31:30 1185 395 PATRICK RYAN Eagle AC 04:33:37 04:33:05 1294 2091 AENID DOHERTY Eagle AC 04:42:54 04:42:17 1479 2072 PROINNSIAS O'KEEFFE Eagle AC 05:00:27 04:58:53 1571 783 ALAN WONG Eagle AC 05:13:45 05:11:42



Adam Doyle


Lisa Boland


Mike McGrath

The Half Marathon Participants

First time out in the Eagle Singlet and Adam Doyle leads the Eagles home in a superb sub 77 min half marathon! Fantastic performances from our racers & pacers.

12 5606 ADAM DOYLE Eagle AC 01:17:01 01:16:57 15 6859 KEN INCE Eagle AC 01:18:00 01:17:57 68 7074 JASON O'MAHONY Eagle AC 01:27:16 01:27:10 84 4643 BRIAN MC GUIRE Eagle AC 01:29:26 01:29:19 103 4889 MARTIN LEAHY Eagle AC 01:29:53 01:29:42 109 4359 SEAN O KEEFFE Eagle AC 01:30:01 01:29:51 (PACER) 134 5680 PAT O'CONNOR Eagle AC 01:32:10 01:32:06 260 6644 MIKE MC GRATH Eagle AC 01:39:30 01:38:51 414 4658 KAREN BEVAN Eagle AC 01:44:43 01:43:53 539 4031 MICHELLE TRAYNOR Eagle AC 01:48:19 01:47:22 540 6329 RUAIRI EGAN Eagle AC 01:48:19 01:47:30 594 5900 LISA BOLAND Eagle AC 01:49:37 01:48:15 610 6317 MARTIN DALY Eagle AC 01:49:57 01:48:28 723 6205 MAIREAD PEREZ Eagle AC 01:52:12 01:51:19 724 4422 DENIS BROWNE Eagle AC 01:52:12 01:51:18 808 6424 MICHAEL NOONAN Eagle AC 01:54:32 01:53:25 898 7056 NIALL MC SWEENEY Eagle AC 01:56:11 01:54:43 921 4029 IAN O BRIEN Eagle AC 01:56:46 01:54:46 954 6566 DAMIEN GERAGHTY Eagle AC 01:57:16 01:55:54 1040 5382 DENIS LOONEY Eagle AC 01:58:41 01:56:09 1264 4351 ELAINE GUINANE Eagle AC 02:02:21 01:59:24 (PACER) 1271 4659 DANIEL LUXTON Eagle AC 02:02:26 01:59:55 1278 4349 ED FITZGERALD Eagle AC 02:02:35 01:59:28 (PACER) 1388 6388 DAVID LYNCH Eagle AC 02:04:50 02:01:46 1568 5915 GREGG MOORE Eagle AC 02:08:22 02:05:25 1607 5381 BERNADETTE LOONEY Eagle AC 02:08:58 02:04:49 2186 5091 JOHN SWANTON Eagle AC 02:19:36 02:15:47 2406 4346 TAMARA LOPEZ Eagle AC 02:24:37 02:19:21 (PACER) 2463 5710 FRANCES O'CONNOR Eagle AC 02:26:18 02:23:07 2926 4350 EIMEAR BURKE Eagle AC 02:43:21 02:40:23 (PACER) 3188 6643 KAREN O SULLIVAN Eagle AC 03:43:46 03:36:20 3191 6642 SINEAD POWER Eagle AC 03:46:04 03:38:38

The 10k participants

What a finish from our two leading Eagles home in the 10K Derek & Paul with an amazing duplicate in Chip and Gun times! We would like to give a big welcome back to Glenn Kenneally who was able to wear his Eagle singlet and stand on the race start line for the first time in 2 years. The 10k proved an incredibly successful addition to the weekend with over 5,000 participants registering.

30 8868 DEREK OKEEFFE Eagle AC 00:36:34 00:36:30 31 9607 PAUL COTTER Eagle AC 00:36:34 00:36:30 137 8677 JACK MURPHY Eagle AC 00:41:47 00:41:33 196 11705 SEAN LUCEY Eagle AC 00:44:19 00:44:04 224 8200 RUAIRI EGAN Eagle AC 00:44:54 00:44:40 (PACER) 229 8927 PADRAIG SHEEHAN Eagle AC 00:44:58 00:44:41 303 9672 GARY GIBBONS Eagle AC 00:47:19 00:46:56 360 10950 BRIAN HEGARTY Eagle AC 00:48:38 00:47:32 369 11456 BRENDAN DALY Eagle AC 00:48:52 00:48:00 406 8325 PAT TWOMEY Eagle AC 00:49:35 00:49:30 432 8199 KAREN BEVAN Eagle AC 00:49:57 00:49:29 (PACER) 470 10877 DEREK COSTELLO Eagle AC 00:50:35 00:49:45 576 9255 MARIA MADIGAN Eagle AC 00:52:05 00:51:16 929 12115 GLENN KENNEALLY Eagle AC 00:56:41 00:56:11 955 11343 DEIRDRE CASEY Eagle AC 00:56:56 00:53:59 1371 10428 KAREN MC HUGH Eagle AC 01:01:04 00:57:54 1728 11731 REBECCA O'RIORDAN Eagle AC 01:04:22 01:00:22 2043 10427 JACQUELINE SLYNE Eagle AC 01:06:58 01:03:46 The Eagle support crew on Farranlea road were a welcome sight. Captain Finbarr Lehane, Chairman Grellan McGrath & Ian Roche were providing cheers and support, and best of all handing out Mr Freeze ice lollies!




Mr. Freeze Crew


The Runners Diary Podcast

The 'Marathon Afterparty' in Deep South brought a brilliant end to the weekend with great credit due to Damian Kenneally & Brain Ahern of The Runners Diary Podcast for the work and organisation that went into this. It was such a memorable afternoon, gathering everyone together for post race reflections and hearing from their many guests on stage. Brilliantly organised & brilliantly executed by Damian & Brian.

Thank you!

Thank you to all of the organisers, all the volunteers, all the paramedics who worked very hard on the day, the Gardai, the photographers, the supporters and so many people along the way that make this event possible. Great credit is due to the 'The Cork City Marathon' organising team and Race Director Eamon Hayes of Eagle A.C. The work, preparations and dedicated time and effort that go into events like this are astronomical. This is the most important running event in Cork running calendar and we should all work together to build this up & support our marathon towards continued success in the future.

Until next year well done to everyone & hope you all enjoy the memories of an amazing weekend.

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