Senior News, 25 January 2020





The race day numbers and packs were posted out to all entered in the race last week so by the time you read this in your local papers you should have receive your number along with all the information you need to know regarding the 29th annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile road race. This means of course all you have to do on race day is to be at the start line well in advance of the 1.30 start with your number pinned to the FRONT of your club running singlet. When you have finished the race and cross the finish you will receive you’re goodie bag with lots of treats for you to enjoy after the race and you will also receive a high quality Nike dri-fit running top. After the race, refreshments will be provided in the sports centre. On the subject of refreshments, just to say once again, this is one race where the club really relies on the goodwill and the support of our loyal club members and friends. This race is the biggest undertaking by the club each year and as a result we rely heavily on your support. At the winter league last week and tonight forms were handed out to all the runners as we are seeking people that might be in a position to help out in any way. We need people to steward the course and also to make sandwiches for after the race. If you haven’t already filled out one of these forms and may be able to help out, we would appreciate you filling one out. Each runner is asked to state in what capacity they will be able to help out and to give us their contact details. We will in turn contact you.  The club needs as many members and friends to help us make this a great race and a great day for West Waterford AC and for our town.






First held eight years ago as part of the John Treacy Dungarvan 10, we introduced the John Treacy Team Challenge with clubs from all over the country battling it out in both the men’s and women’s team competition. West Waterford AC were the inaugural winners here in the men’s event while Eagle AC from Cork won the Ladies team race. In 2019 and the current title holders are Clonmel AC in the men’s and the ladies title also rests with the Tipperary club Clonmel  AC. Teams will consist of 3 club runners regardless of category whose combined finish times will be added together. Individual/Category prize winners can also count for the John Treacy Team Challenge. This Challenge Cup competition is separate to the race team prizes. Specially commissioned Crystal mementoes will be awarded to the winning teams and of course they will have the honour of having their club name inscribed on the magnificent John Treacy silver challenge cups.






Men-West Waterford AC

Women- Eagle AC



Men-Clonliffe Harriers AC

Women-Eagle AC



Men-West Waterford AC

Women-Leevale AC



Men-East Cork AC

Women-St.Finbarrs AC



Men-Leevale AC

Women- St.Finbarrs AC



Men-Rathfarnham WSAF A.C.

Women- St Finbarr’s A.C.




Men-Waterford AC

Ladies- Youghal AC




Men-Leevale AC

Ladies- St.Finbarrs AC



Men-Clonmel AC

Ladies-Clonmel AC





Dungarvan Sports centre Quanns will once again this year be our race headquarters. This year again by kind permission we also have the use of the Fusion Centre and we are most grateful to Dungarvan No Name club and Dungarvan Scouts for their help here, likewise a big thank you to Dungarvan boxing club for the use of their fine facility for changing also. The presentation of prizes and refreshments will be at the Sports centre also. The course is the same as last year’s one, starting on the Youghal Road, the race will do a short loop around Mitchell St. down Collins Road, back out the Youghal road taking a right turn down to GlaxoSmithKline, taking another right turn here down through the finish line and onto the N25 going left  to the Spring roundabout, taking a left turn past the former Crystal factory out to Bushy Park, and left down to the canal Road coming out at Ring cross, back in Youghal road again turning left for GlaxoSmithKline but this time taking the first right down the side of the former Stafford and Miller factory then left to youghal road roundabout and back to the same finish line as last year in the Industrial estate at the back of GlaxoSmithKline . So plenty of opportunity for spectators to view the race on a few occasions. We do ask that spectators park well away from the course as they will not have access around the course itself as there will be restrictions in place during the race. Everyone’s cooperation is needed here for the smooth running of the event and we thank you in anticipation of this. Please note also that category prizes for this year’s John Treacy Dungarvan 10 will be posted out to our winners the days following the race. Only the overall individual and John Treacy challenge cups presentations will take place on the day.







On behalf of West Waterford Athletic Club, we would firstly like to thank you for offering to steward for our upcoming John Treacy 10 mile road race on Sunday next 2nd February, It is requested that you attend the race briefing upstairs in the sports centre at 12 midday where you will be informed by head of stewarding Karen Ryan of your exact position on the route and given the emergency phone number and race day information. If you have a hi-viz jacket please wear it, there will be some available on the day. Thanks again for helping out which is very much appreciated.





Previous overall winners of this race are as follows:


1992 Robert Costello (Limerick AC)

1993 Noel Richardson (Donore Hrs AC)

1994 Jimmy Mulligan (Waterford AC)

1995 James Sullivan (Waterford AC)

1996 Michael Hassett (St. Catherines AC )

1997 Cormac Finnerty (Mullingar Hrs AC)

1998 Peter Duggan (St.Josephs AC )

1999 John Kearney (East Cork AC)

2000 John Kearney (East Cork AC)

2001 Peter Duggan ( St.Josephs AC )

2002 Paul Deegan (DSD A.C.)

2003 Philip Harty (K.C.K. A.C.)

2004 George Murray (North Cork AC)

2005 Sandis Bralitis (Ballynonty AC)

2006 Sandis Bralitis ( West Waterford AC )

2007 Sandis Bralitis (West Waterford AC)

2008 Sergiu Turea  (Clonliffe Harriers AC)

2009 Sandis Bralitis (West Waterford AC)

2010 Sandis Bralitis (West Waterford AC )

2011 Mareks Floroseks (Latvia)

2012 Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham)

2013 Gary O’ Hanlon Clonliffe Harriers AC

2014 Thomas Fitzpatrick Tallaght AC

2015 Mick Clohisey Raheny Shamrocks AC 48.45 ( course record)

2016 Sean Hehir Rathfarnham AC

2017 Alan O’Shea Bantry AC

2018 Kevin Maunsell Clonmel AC

2019 Kevin Maunsell Clonmel AC




1992  : Liz Bullen (Dungarvan A. C.)

1993 : Catherine Hennessy (DSD)

1994 : Teresa Tuohy (London)

1995 : Catherine Hennessy (DSD)

1996 : Catherine Hennessy (DSD)

1997 : Christine McNamara (Cork)

1998 : Eleanor Threadgold (Bray)

1999 : Catherine Hennessy (New Ross )

2000 : Angela McEvoy (St. Finbarrs)

2001 : Geraldine Hendrick (St. Laurence’s O Toole)

2002 : Mary Sheehan (Grange- Fermoy)

2003  : Mary Sweeney (St. Finbarrs)

2004 Rose Mary Ryan Bilboa AC

2005 Mary Sweeney St.Finbarrs AC

2006 Jackie Carty Kilmore AC

2007 Lucy Brennan Sligo AC

2008 Mary Margaret Meade Belfast City Harriers AC

2009 Rosemary Ryan Bilboa AC

2010 Siobhan O Doherty Borrisokane AC

2011 Siobhan O Doherty Borrisokane AC

2012 Maria Mc Cambridge Letterkenny AC 55.58 ( course record)

2013 Lizzie Lee Levale AC

2014 Siobhan O Doherty Borrisokane AC

2015 Siobhan o Doherty Borrisokane  AC

2016 Barbara Sanchaz clonliffe harriers AC

2017  Siobhan O Doherty Borrisokane AC

2018 Laura O’Shaughnessy

2019 Grace Lynch Iveragh AC








Our thanks to associate sponsors of the John Treacy Dungarvan 10 Allied Irish Bank who for the 5th year in succession have come on board to put up a very special prize for our upcoming race. One lucky person will receives a gift cheque courtesy of AIB of 150 Euro !!!.The person man or Woman to finish in 1.029th will receive the prize. Our sincere thanks to Nuala Hogan, George Walsh  and all at A.I.B Dungarvan for their kind sponsorship once again this year.





A huge thank you to all who have supported this year’s John Treacy Dungarvan 10 chosen charity Concern, many have donated monies when entering the race already, but for those haven’t and who might like to, there will be another opportunity at race HQ in Dungarvan sports centre on Sunday where we will have collection buckets available if you feel like giving a few euro for this worthy charity.








65 Mins

Anthony Whelan

Colm Ryan


70 Mins

Patrick Roche

Brian Byrne


75 Mins

Ted O’Leary

Paul Brunnock


80 Mins

Mark Cliffe

Cathal Gleeson


85 Mins

Mick Concannon

Tomás De Faoite


90 Mins

Eamonn Cashin

Martin Stephenson


95 Mins

Donal O’Donoghue

Paul Mc Grath


100 Mins

Claire Fowler

John O’Sullivan








Weather conditions couldn’t have been better than last Wednesday for the winter league, no rain and no breeze and no frost, this made for very fast times indeed two athletes broke the magic 30 minute barrier Alan Hogan 29.04 and Marc Flavin clipped around in 29.18, brilliant running by both, Alan’s time was the fastest recorded for the current league and will take some beaten in the remaining weeks. John Hodge it must be said also gave a brilliant performance last week when he crossed the finish line in 30.18.Fastest lady in round 8 was Grainne Enright 38.09, Grainne is running really well presently and should in current form have a super 10 mile run Sunday. Another large field of 171 competed which was a huge number for week 8 , we had a mass start last week and this really shuck up the league tables which make for very interesting reading as many of the divisional winning positions are still well and truly up for grabs, indeed the overall winning positions are likewise with plenty runners still in the hunt with much to play for yet.





Division 1.




1 127 Mike Wyley 1411
2 37 Christopher Phelan 1401
3 191 John Toomey 1363
4 14 Sinead Ní Fhaolain 1315
5 133 Geraldine Lacey 1313
6 190 Mark Lenihan 1290
7 227 Niamh Bambrick 1281
8 141 Noel Quinn 1269
9 29 Roisin Feeney 1258
10 87 Garret Byrne 1243




Division Leaders




Division 2         Mary O’Brien 1160

Division 3          Angeline Drennan 1106

Division 4         Patrick Lannen 1030

Division 5    Joanne Stevenson 964

Division 6         Patrick Ryan 899

Division 7          Vincent Tutty 845

Division 8         Michelle Finnegan 790

Division 9    Kate O’Neill 728


Division 10            Brie Lynch 650


Division 11  Liam Foley 516







There were near perfect conditions for our runners as they gathered again for the Fordes Daybreak Winter League after the Christmas break. Once again a great crowd of over 70 runners gathered in the unusual venue of Dungarvan Boxing Club which was the venue for registration last week as the Sports Centre was unavailable due to another event. Many thanks to Dungarvan Boxing Club for the use of their excellent facilities. This section of the league has first timers and beginners in mind and is a manageable distance for most as it covers 2.4 miles in total. Even if you haven’t come along up to now, maybe it’s a challenge you could take on for the New Year. We are back to normal tonight (29th January) so it’s a case of checking your start time on the sheets on the wall.Last Wednesday was a “Mass Start” night which meant that all the runners headed off together with the handicaps applied to the finishing times. First on the night was Carmel Pearse in 20.58. Carmel was followed by Gillian Sheehan in 22.07 and Jimmy Beresford 21.05. Many excellent times were recorded on what was a super night for running –  Kevin Sheehan ran 16.28, Cyril Flavin (20.26), Joey Miller (20.12), Natasha Dee (21.32) and Carmel Hurney (21.58).Pride of place on the night must go to Raivis Zakis who is in great form at present. Raivis flew round the 2.4 mile course in what was a course record time of 12.31 with his average pace roughly 5.15 per mile which is fantastic running. Fastest lady was Linda Foley (16.30).There is a Winter League T-Shirt as a bonus for anyone that runs 8 nights out of 12 in the league. As there was some nights cancelled pre-Christmas, an extra night will be added to the league, with the league now finishing on 19th February.Well done to all who took part, and remember newcomers are always welcome. Just come along to Dungarvan Sports centre on Wednesday Night at 6.30 to register – Also thanks to all out Stewards out on the course and our crew in the hall and at the Finish Line.





The overall tables are have changed over the past 2 weeks with the “colligan cup” night two weeks ago and the Mass start last week. The current leader is still Kim Daly who has now open up a 47 point lead on Linda Foley and Cait Verling who are joint second. Conor O’Neill is fourth a further 17 points back.


Division 1



Kim Daly                736

Linda Foley                         689

Cait Verling                       689

Conor O’Neill                     672

Ita Mason                         670

Caroline O’Brien               669

Darren Mulcahy                  662

Eileen Campbell                  659

Barbara Duff                      646

Liam O’Donnell                 627

Denise Conway                627

Natasha Dee                    613



Division Leaders




Division 2             Niamh Budds    603

Division 3             Kealan Hayes    526

Division 4             Sharon Murray  485

Division 5             Deirdre Daly      453

Division 6             Michael Coakley  406

Division 7             Kate Ui Raghnaigh  374

Division 8             David Traynor     324





There is a Winter League T-Shirt as a bonus for anyone that runs 8 nights out of 12 in the league. As there was some nights cancelled pre-Christmas, an extra night will be added to the league, with the league now finishing on 19th February.







Kate Veale was back in action Sunday in Paris at the Jesse Owens stadium where the Normandy athletics leagues took place, large fields were the order of the day and Kate faced 20 other female walkers with the event split up into two races with the fastest time of both rounds deemed the winner, Kate walked in the second race so knew what she had to do time wise to take victory, after some very slow opening laps Kate went to the front with 4 laps remaining and went on from here to take a solid win and the only walker to break 15 minutes.







Kate Veale 14.31

Marie Le Mouellic 15.28

Rachel Bouquin 15.41

Vanessa Denisselle 15.44

Tess Parmentier 15.45

Livia Castana 15.45

Victoria Anblard 15.56

Helene Jumeau 16.10

Celia Jumeau 16.16

Aude Garnatz 16.19

Chloe Leclerot 16.21

Lea Labbe 16.45

Morgan Lemoine 17.00

Sophie Alderert 17.04

Charlotte Hauchard 17.43

Oceane Leclerot 17.52

Zoe Nonnon 18.19

Ambre Maure 18.55

Elsa Philippe 19.20

Estelle Rabreau 21.28









The final race in the Michael Roche carpets series will be on Sunday February 16th at 11 a.m., the 18th Annual Kilmacthomas 5. Entries will be taken at the community hall Kilmacthomas at the top of the town with the entry fee being 8 Euro. Shower facilities will also be available in this hall after the event for both men and women.  Very attractive prize fund will be on offer for the top competitors and plenty of spots for down the field finishers also. Sandwiches and refreshments will be available to all after the event. This is the final race in the Michael Roche carpets race series and presentation of series prizes will take place on the day.










1 Tony Ferncombe West Waterford A.C.

2 Donal O’Donoghue Watergrasshill A.C.

3 David Mc Nally West Waterford A.C.

4 Yevgeniy Chizhikov West Waterford A.C.

5 Liam Dwyer N/a

6 John Morrisson West Waterford A.C.

7 Eamonn Halley N/a

8 John Downey N/a

9 Kevin Casey West Waterford A.C.

10 Raivis Zakis West Waterford A.C.

11 Micheál Callaghan West Waterford A.C.

12 Brian Fox N/a

13 Michael Dwyer West Waterford A.C.

14 Martin Tobin West Waterford A.C.

15 Liam Fitzgerald West Waterford A.C.

16 Padraig Healy West Waterford A.C.

17 Philip Harty Ferrybank A.C.

18 Jim Fleming West Waterford A.C.

19 Colin Lyons N/a

20 Martin Hayes West Waterford A.C.

21 Ray Hahesy West Waterford A.C.

22 Michael Deegan West Waterford A.C.

23 Mark Cliffe West Waterford .A.C.

24 Martin Tobin West Waterford A.C.









1 Caroline Russell West Waterford A.C.

2 Eveleen Drohan West Waterford A.C.

3 Orla Quinlan West Waterford A.C.

4 Phillippa Keating Tried and Tested

5 Mary-Jane Enright N/a

6 Sinead Ni Fhaolain West Waterford A.C.

7 Mairead Flynn West Waterford A.C.

8 Madeline Burke N/a

9 Orla O mahony West Waterford A.C.

10 Cathy Halley N/a

11 Lisa Welsh horwoof West Waterford A.C.

12 Lisa Fitzgerald West Waterford A.C.

13 Sara Dolan Sports Partnership

14 Breda O’Reilly West Waterford A.C.

15 Nicola Moroney West Waterford A.C.

16 Niamh O’Donovan West Waterford A.C.

17 Sharon Nugent West Waterford A.C.







The Raheny 5 miler was held last Sunday in Dublin and the club had two athletes taking part.Pat Hennessey finished off his final preparations for next Sundays JT 10 with a super 25 .00 dead over the fast 5 mile course and Joe Gough recorded a person best for the distance when he ran 30.53 to take first over 65,two great times from both.Hiko Tonosa DSD AC won the race in a super time of 22.40 while Fionnuala McCormack was the ladies winner in a time of 25.55






Watching the world’s best compete fires you up to achieve your own feats of greatness. When it comes to running, participation and spectating go hand in hand.