Senior News,July 03 2022





It was a pleasure to be back with our friends in the beautiful Ballymacarbry last Friday evening for the 25th year of unbroken sponsorship of the annual 5 mile road race by Dooceys Bar in the village, We were also delighted be in a position to make a donation from the race proceedings to the Aisling Kennedy fund which was presented to Summer Peters on the night. On behalf of the club we thank Tony and Michael and family for their ongoing sponsorship of this race. The race itself this year saw a good field assembled with 113 running on the night, The course as it is now for some years is an out and back one all on the road, The race leaves Ballymac and heads out the Nire road before turning at the 2.5 mile mark and returning the same road.By race start time at 7.30 pm it the pending showers were still holding off, however by the time the race leaders hit the 3 mile mark down it came a very heavy shower. Thanks also to Michael Doocey who was on hand to present the winners with their prizes on the night. Thanks to the community centre for permitting the use of the fabulous facilities, entries were taken at the hall which was really appreciated. Thanks to those who provided the sandwiches, Tea’s etc a big thank you to the staff at Doocey’s bar here. To Ann for looking after the prizes and to Ann, Tom, Jim, Onra, Declan for the entries and results. Thanks to Conor who was on duty out on the course doing his usual brilliant job, Thanks to Liam O’Donnell on van duty. All in all another great community effort saw a most enjoyable nights racing in the beautiful Nire valley, see you all in 2023 when we will do it all over again.





Just three days after his win in the Mooncoin Rose 10k race where he clocked a time of 32.23,Carrick On Suir athlete Dermot Gorman made a winning trip to the Nire Valley last Friday evening where he took a deserving victory in the Dooceys Bar Ballymacarbry 5 mile road race posting a time of 26.58.The race got under way at 7.30 sharp from the start /Finish line in Ballymacarbry and from the gun two athletes broke clear of the fired club mates Raivis Zakis and Marc Flavin West Waterford AC, these two opened up quite a substantial gap on the chasers by the one mile mark ,breaking from the group behind Dermot Gorman Carrick AC was quickly closing on the leading two and as they passed the 2 mile marker, Dermot was on their tails as the race turned on the road for the home journey and around this point Dermot quickly opened up a 50 meter gap on the two early leaders and was to stay away to cross the finish line alone in 26.56 to become the first Carrick AC athlete to claim victory in the race in all of its 25 year history of the event.Raivis after a good battle with Marc broke clear over the final mile to take 2nd place 17.15 with Marc 3rd in 27.53.The over 40 category was claimed by Jonathon Dunne Tullamore Harriers AC in 28.15, with the over 45 prize going to Mossie Keogh West Waterford AC 30.30. John Murphy Grange Fermoy AC was our winner over 50 in 29.25, Joe Gough West Waterford AC took the over 60 category in a time of 31.41,Gearoid Coffey West Waterford AC took the junior prize in 32.50. Well done to all.



  1. Dermot Gorman               Carrick On Suir A.C.                         26.56
  2. Raivis Zakis                         West Waterfrod A.C.                      27.15
  3. Marc Flavin                        West Waterford A.C.                      27.53


M 40      Jonathon Dunne               Tullamore Harriers A.C.                  28.15

M 45      Mossie Keogh                    West Waterford A.C.                      30.30

M 50      John Murphy                      Grange Fermoy A.C.                        29.25

M60       Joe Gough                          West Waterford A.C.                      31.41

M JN      Gearoid Coffey                 West Waterford A.C.                      32.50







Just 5 days after reclaiming her 7th 5k race walking national senior crown in Santry, Kate Veale West Waterford AC came along last Friday evening to support the clubs 5 mile road race and it was a winning return to the road running scene for Kate who posted a solid 31.21 to take the spolis,in second place and running very well also is another West Waterford AC athlete in Kelly Fitzgerald who had Kate in her sights throughout the race crossing with little between them,Kelly crossed the finish line in 31.53, third home was form our neighbouring club Clonmel AC Elaine Horgan ,Elaine ran a time of 33.04.The category prizes were over 35 Elaine Langley IND 35.26. The over 40 winner was Grainne O’Malley Clonmel A.C.42.24, the over 45 title went to Patricia Eichelmann West Waterford A.C 42.53, The over 50 category winner was Nicola Maunsell Clonmel  A.C.36.15 , well done to all our ladies individual winners.Hope to see all these ladies and more Friday evening for the Dungarvan 10k.




  1. Kate Veale                          West Waterford A.C.                      31.21
  2. Kelly Fitzgerald                  West Waterford A.C.                      31.53
  3. Elaine Horgan                    Clonmel A.C.                                     33.04



F 35        Elaine    Langley IND                                                     35.26

F 40        Grainne O’Malley              Clonmel A.C.                                     42.24

F 45        Patricia Eichelmann         West Waterford A.C.                      42.53

F 50        Nicola Maunsell                Clonmel  A.C.                                    36.15






Race number 4 of 6 in the West Waterfrod AC summer programme of road races , the 38th annual Déise College Dungarvan 10K will take place on Friday next July 8th at 7.30 pm. Now in its 38th year and one of the oldest races on the local road running calendar the Déise College Dungarvan 10k is always one of the more popular races. The club is delighted that Déise College and its proprietors Caroline and Alan Ryan are continuing their sponsorship for this race.We will be using the fast canal circuit as we have used now for many years for this race with the race headquarters at the Dungarvan GAA club pavilion which is where the presentation of prizes for the race and a cuppa will can be had after the race. The race will start and finish in the same place as always at the Industrial Estate just off the N25, with just a short jog to and from the Dungarvan GAA club grounds.


1st 3

1 st over 40-45-50-60 junior

1st team of 3 outside prize winners



1st 3

1st over 35-40-45-50 1st junior

1st ladies team outside prize winners

Spots will also be presented to some none prize winners also.





The 4th round of the Cork track meetings was held last Thursday evening at the MTU track and the club had 2 athletes in the mile event. Pat Hennessey finished 6th in a time of 4.35.60 and Mark Blackwell was 13th posting a time of 4.50.30.well done to both lads.