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Dutch Paralympic Athlete To Compete In Cork

Published On: 6 Jul 2015

Dutch Paralympic athlete Ronald Hertog is looking forward to competing in the men’s long jump at Cork City Sports. Hertog number 1 T44 long jump athlete in Europe and bronze medal winner at the London Paralympic will travel to Cork to compete in his first able-bodied meet.

It is also a first for Cork City Sports to have a Paralympic compete at the international meet. Event director Dick Hodgins states that he is excited to have to have a 7.09m Paralympic long jumper participate on Tuesday evening.

Hertog will be up against the 8m jumpers of  Rogerio da Silva Bispo (Brazil),  Nicholas Gordon (Jamaica) and Norris Fredrick (USA).



Elite Athletes Descend on Cork

Published On: 5 Jul 2015

The iTG Elite Sports Management team will descend upon the 64th Cork City Sports International Athletics Meeting in full force. The event has confirmed 5 iTG Elite athletes to contest various events at the international athletics meeting.

Among the iTG Elite faithful heading to the EA Permit event will be
the veteran Cleo Vanburen. Vanburen is headed to cork to defend her 2014 100m title. In 2014 Vanburen went wire to wire with Irelands Healy Phil in a photo finish which decided the winner by .001.

The mens high jump will see the return of Donte Nall. Nall competed in the 2013 edition of Cork City and finished 2nd. Nall has added incentive for a topflight performance at Cork as the current meet record is held by his coach Jamie Nieto. Nall will hope to stamp his mark on the event by taking over the standard set by his teacher.

In his Rookie season Patrick Feeney (iTGESM/TNSM) has found success at multiple international events. In the early part of 2015 Feeney posted strong wins a the Mt. Sac Relays, Meeting De Guadalupe and the IAAF World Challenge Dakar. He also anchored team USA to a commanding 4x400m victory at the USA vs the World Penn Relays. Feeney will line up for an off event at Cork, stepping down to 200m.

The mens long jump will be a very interesting contest at this year at Cork City. iTG Elite sends two capable long jumpers to compete for the Cork title. Coming fresh of a seasons best performance at the 22nd annual TMP Weitsprung Meeting der Weltklasse in Germany Norris Frederick will hope to find his first 8m performance of 2015.

Rounding out the international field in the LJ is Ronald Hertog. Ronald is the newest edition to the iTG Elite family and may very well be the story of the meet. Hertog is one of the worlds top Paralympic long jumpers. A single below the leg amputee, Hertog is currently ranked 3rd nationally in the Netherlands against his able body counterparts. During the indoor season the “Duke” finished 4th at the Dutch National Indoor “Able-Body” Championships. And most recently at the Meeting Leverkusen in Germany Hertog posted a lifetime best of 7.53m. He comes into the competition a decorated long jumper with SILVER MEDAL at the 2013 IPC World Championships and BRONZE MEDAL at the IPC European Championships. This season Hertog was selected by his federation as a Dutch team member for the European Team Championships. Cork City will be Ronalds first international able-body competition outside the Netherlands.



USA Rising Star Mary Cain is coming to Cork

Published On: 3 Jul 2015

Rising USA middle distance star Mary Cain is confirmed to compete in the 3000m at Cork City Sports.

Born in 1996 in New York Mary Cain exploded onto the world Track & Field scene in the last few years with a series of record breaking performances in the middle distance events.

In 2012 aged 16 Mary won the USATF Junior 1500m Championships and went on to break the American Junior 1500m record at the IAAF World Junior T&F Championships in Barcelona with a 6th place finish.

In the 2013 indoor season Mary went on a record breaking spree first breaking the 41 year old a US High School indoor mile record with a time of 4:32.78.  Her 1500m split time en route to the mile record was also a US Indoor and Outdoor High School Record.  One month later she improved the mile record to 4:28.25 which was also a Wold Youth Best.  Also during the indoor season she set high school records in the 3000m and 2 miles and went on to win the USATF Indoor Championships mile title.

Mary opened her 2013 outdoor season with a new American High School and Junior 1500m record of 4:04.62.  At the Prefontaine Classic in June she became the first American Youth, Junior or High School athlete to break 2 minutes for the 800m with a new American Junior and High School record of 1:59.51.  She placed 2nd in the USATF Championships 1500m to become the youngest ever athlete  to run for Team USA in the World T&F Championships.  Showing great maturity beyond her years Mary progressed to the World Championships 1500m final eventually finishing 10th.  At the end of the year she was awarded the IAAF and USATF Young Athlete of the Year awards.

Mary’s success continued on the 2014 indoor season.  She set a new World Junior Indoor 1000m record with a time of 2:35.80 and became the second fastest junior ever to run the mile indoors wither her time of 4:24.11 which was just 0.01 secs outside the world record.  She won the prestigious Millrose Games Wannamaker mile and the USATF Indoor 1500m Championships.  Outdoors she won the IAAF World Junior 3000m title in Eugene in a personal best time of 8:58 having won the USATF Junior 3000m title one month earlier

IAAF World Junior Championships - Day 3

Athlete Of the Month, May

Published On: 3 Jul 2015

The award for the Cork City Sports Athlete for the Month of May went to Louise Shanahan of Bruce College and Leevale AC. Louise received  the award for her performances at the both Munster and Irish Schools  Track & Field Championships. After a double in the 800m and 1500m Senior Girls at the Munster schools championships at Cork IT she followed this up with a very impressive victory in her specialist  event the 800m at Tullamore track on the 30th May. Her winning time  here was 2:13.52.

Louise has since run the standard for the 800m for the European Junior Championships and hopes to get the selection on Monday when the team is announced.
Louise will compete in the junior women 1500m at the Cork City Sports on Tuesday evening.


Published On: 2 Jul 2015

SuperValu & Centra 100mts events star attractions at the Cork City Sports on Tuesday 7th July

The organisers and Committee of the 64th Cork City Sports made a special visit recently, to the head Office Of Musgrave Group plc to acknowledge the Groups sponsorship of the men’s and women’ sprint events at their international sports for the last 33 years

Mr Frank Walley President of the Cork City Sports and former winner of the men’s 100mts thanked Mr Chris Martin CEO and Tim Kenny Finance Director and Secretary for continuing to support the event over such a long period and said that as a former executive of the Company now retired it was a great satisfaction for him now as President to see this support continue..

Mr Tony O’Connell Chairman, said that the sprint events are always very popular with the public and highly contested with competitors and stated that in this year’s men’s event there are 4 entrants who have run under 10 seconds and this year’s race could see the first sub 10 seconds race ever run in Ireland

Mr Martin said that the company through SuperValu and Centra are major sponsors of Sport in Ireland and added that the Company was delighted to be associated with the Cork City Sports which has always and continues to be the premier International athletics meeting in Ireland.


L-R; Tony O’ Connell Chairman CCS ,Chris Martin CEO Musgrave Group plc, Frank Walley President CCS, Tim Kenny Finance Director/Secretary Musgrave Group and Terry O’Rourke Secretary CCS

Cork City Sports Returns To TV

Published On: 2 Jul 2015

After a short absence, the Cork City Sports will return to TV screens this summer with highlights to be aired on television in Ireland and abroad, in addition to a live stream.

Irish TV and Setanta Ireland will screen highlights of the July 7th event, which will also be streamed live online on YouTube and also on the Cork City Sports website next Tuesday night.

In addition, coverage will also be broadcast in the UK on Premier Sports, and across Africa via Fox Sports and Zuku Sports.

Setanta previously aired the Cork City Sports from 2006 to 2013, with the event appearing on the free-to-air satellite channel Irish TV for the first time this year.

Coverage will be presented by Tulsen Tollett, with commentary from Will Downing and Dick Hooper.

Produced by Irish Sports Network, highlights will be broadcast at the following times.

Irish TV –

Sunday July 12th – 12pm midday

Tuesday July 14th – 10:30pm

Sunday July 19th – 12pm midday


Setanta Ireland –

Tuesday July 14th – 5pm

Monday July 20th – 7:30pm

Monday July 27th – 5:00am

Tuesday July 28th – 1:00pm


Irish TV is available in the UK and Ireland on Sky 191 and Freesat 400, plus 191 on eVision and online at

Setanta Ireland is on Sky 423 and UPC 105 & 400.



2015 Cork City Sports – Preview

Published On: 2 Jul 2015

With just days to go to the Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet the excitement is building. Once again top athletes from over 40 countries will descend on Cork to compete in this prestigious international track and field meet at the CIT Stadium on July 7th.

For 65 years Cork people have enjoyed attending the Cork City Sports and most can recant a special moments that they have enjoyed on a balmy summer’s evenings at the track watching Sonia O’Sullivan win the women’s 3k, or Marcus O’Sullivan  take the mile, or Yuri Sedykh break the world record in the hammer.  July 7th provides an opportunity for Cork people to witness some of the best athletes in the world competing at the CIT Stadium and to create new memories.

For the hard-working committee this event is the culmination of twelve months work. Under the stewardship of Tony O’Connell Chairman, Frank Walley President, Dick Hodgins Meet Director & Liam O’Brien Technical Director over 100 officials will be at their post on the evening to ensure the smooth running of the meet.

From early afternoon there will be a range of specialty food stalls at the stadium providing cuisine and refreshments for all visitors, people are encouraged come along early, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the evening of athletics.

The meet will open at 5:30pm with an U9-U14 juvenile 300m gala. This provides young athletes with the opportunity to participate in an event on the same track as the top Irish and international athletes. The 300m gala an inclusive, fun event open to all boys and girls born between in 2002 to  2007.  Each participant will receive a certificate to verify that they competed at 64th Cork City Sports.

Without sponsorship and support of the event could not take place. We are very grateful for the support that we receive from The Irish Sports Council, Athletics Ireland, Cork City Council & Cork County Council. Their continued involvement displays the importance of this international athletics meet to the sporting community and the local authorities.

Sponsorship from local business is also crucial to the hosting of the Cork City Sports and we are delighted to have the continued support of; Centra, SuperValue, Cork Airport, TQS Engineering, Henry Ford & Sons, John Buckley Sports, DPS Engineering, CETB, Barrys Tea, LeisureWorld, FMC International, AON Hewitt, Johnson & Perrott Motor Group & The River Lee Hotel.

Cork City Sports welcomes new sponsors for this years meet; Tyco, Mater Private, Evros and  O’Leary Insurance Group and look forward to their involvement for years to come.

For the first time at Cork City Sports four sub 10 second men will line up in the SuperValue 100m.  Keymar Hyman (Cayman Islands),  Ngoni Makusha & Gabriel Mvumvure (Zimbabwe) and Michael Frater (Jamaica). This has the potential to be the fastest races ever run in Ireland.

USA blade runner and Paralympic T44 World record Richard Browne will compete in the Cork City Council men’s 200m. Brown is chasing the qualifying standard for the Olympics and will compete against fellow USA athlete Curtis Mitchell, a sub 20 second 200m runner and bronze medalist at the world championships.

The most successful Irish track athlete of recent times and European silver medalist, Mark English is confirmed to compete in the Mater Private 800m. English claimed his second European 800m medal in March when he finished in second place at the European Indoor Athletics Championships at the O2 Arena in Prague. He is looking forward to the opportunity to compete against a star studded international field on home soil.

Local hero and world champion Robert Heffernan will be in action in the Cork Airport 5K walk. Heffernan who is currently preparing for the World Championships in Beijing is always a favorite with the crowd.

One of the star attractions of the meet is sure to be two time Olympic Gold Medallist, De’Hashia Tonnek (“DeeDee”) Trotter of the USA.  Competing against Trotter in the Henry Ford & Son women’s 200m is Ireland’s Kelly Proper who is chasing the world championship qualifying standard for the event.

Tickets for the 2015 Cork City Sports are available for sale at John Buckley Sports or at the gate on the evening.

An evening not to be missed.










Excellent Line Up for the Cork City Sports

Published On: 30 Jun 2015

The 64th Cork City Sports, which will take place at the CIT Stadium at 5:30pm on July 7th, will have some excellent men’s sprinters. In the 200m, US world medallist Curtis Mitchell will take on his compatriot Bryshon Nellum, who finished 4th in the US trials over 400m. Caribbean sprinters Rondell Sorillo and Michael Frater are down for the 100m and 200m. US trials 5000m medallists Abbey D’Agostino and Marielle Hall will race the 3000 m. Tenaya Jones, a finalist in the ultra-competitive 100mH at the US trials, will come up against European indoor medallist Serita Solomon of Great Britain and fellow American Janay Deloach. Deloach is also down for the long jump. European medallist Mark English will face Mark Wieczorek of the USA in the 800m. Takashi Eto of Japan and Mihai Donisan of Romania will clash in the high jump. Irish world medallist Robert Heffernan will compete in the 3000m walk.



Ten Sub4 Athletes In The Tyco Mile

Published On: 29 Jun 2015

The Tyco Mile is shaping up be an absolute cracker with ten sub4 athletics confirmed for the event. Nike athlete Andy Bayer with a PB 3:35.9, leads a seven strong US team to Cork for the mile ], while Paul Robinson leads the Irish squad which includes John Coghlan, son of Eamon Coughlan. They will be joined by mile specialists  from Australia, New Zealand, England, Poland.

Donal Sullivan, VP & GM Tyco Ireland states “Tyco is delighted to support the Cork City Sports event and the men’s mile race in particular. It’s great to see world class athletics happening in Cork, where there is a long tradition of middle distance running. The men’s mile will be very competitive with some real emerging talent. We would like to wish all competitors well and many of our new team in Cork will be there on the night to cheer them on!”


De’Hashia Tonnek Olympic Gold Medallist To Compete in 200m

Published On: 25 Jun 2015

One of the star attractions at the forthcoming Cork City Sports is two time Olympic Gold Medallist, De’Hashia Tonnek (“DeeDee”) Trotter (born December 8, 1982) from the United States. Trotter is a former NCAA national champion in the 400m and she competes in the 200 meters on Tuesday night, 7th July at the Cork Institute of Technology track. Trotter is also a fitness model and the founder of Test Me I’m Clean, a non-profit operation that advocates for drug-free athletics.

Competing in the star studded international field will be Kelly Proper from Ferrybank, the athlete with  the most national senior titles in Irish Athletics history.


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