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Five Irish Wins Highlights A Great Night At CIT

Published On: 29 Jun 2016

The crowds turned out in force to support the 65th Cork City sports. Even the weather was kind, with the early morning rain making way for a glorious (if a little breezy) summer evening in Leeside.

There were five home wins in the main programme highlighted by Bandon’s Phil Healy in the women’s 100m in 11.52 seconds. The other Irish stars were Adam McMullen (Crusaders) in the long jump, Laura Crowe (An Riocht) in the 800m, Elizabeth Morland in the 100m hurdles and Alex Wright (Leevale) in the 3,000m race walk.

Phil Healy has been transitioning to 400m was delighted to step down in distance and win the 100m in a season’s best.

National long jump champion Adam McMullen continued his winning streak by winning in Bishoptsown with a best of 7.59m – 7cm further than his winning leap in Morton Stadium last weekend.

“I was pleased with that and the crowd was great this evening,” said McMullen who was jumping right in front of the main grandstand. “I wore my Irish vest to generate some extra support and it did the trick.”

Laura Crowe looked impressive in the women’s 800m as she held off Romania’s Mihaela Nunu  to take victory in 2:05.73 to 2:06.06.

Multi-event rising star Elizabeth Morland’s season just keeps getting better and better – she  won the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.68 seconds which was a World Junior A standard. The World Junior Athletics Championships take place in Poland next  month where she will focus on the heptathlon.

Robert Heffernan  always makes a point of  attending Cork City Sports to perform in front of his home crowd, even is the 3k distance is to short for the 50K specialist. Robert finished second in 11:18.65 behind his training partner Alex Wright (Leevale) who won in 11:13.94. They have already departed for their training camp in Spain as they build towards the race walks at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro along with Brendan Boyce (Letterkenny) who was fourth in a new personal best of 11:34.06.

Ireland’s young distance stars also took full advantage of running in front of a supportive home crowd producing a host of qualifying times for underage events.

Togher’s National Junior Endurance coach Steven Macklin was casting his watchful eye and was pleased with the outcome. “It was another great night for Irish Junior Endurance athletes with five more qualifying standards for either European Youth or World Junior Championships.”

Leevale pair Charlie O’Donovan and Louise Shanahan shone brightest winning the junior men’s 1500m and junior women’s 800m. O’Donovan clocked a European Youth qualifier of 3:54.36 while Shanahan recorded a World Junior B qualifier of 2.08.99

The complete sports can be viewed on the Cork City Sports YouTube Channel

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65th Cork City Sports Results

Published On: 28 Jun 2016

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Start List Now Published

Published On: 25 Jun 2016

With less than 3 days to go to the 65th Cork City Sports, this anticipation and excitement is building. The Track and Field start list are now published and the best of Irish athletes are set to take on a host of top class international athletes in what promises to be a great evening of athletics.

The gates will open at 5pm.  Tickets are currently available at John Buckley Sports, tickets will also be available at the gate on Tuesday evening.  The juvenile programme will commence at 5:30pm and the senior programme at 6:15pm.


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ESPN To Show Cork City Sports Across USA

Published On: 24 Jun 2016

For the first time US sports network will broadcast the Cork City Sports across USA.

Cork City Sports has engaged Irish Sports Network to capture and live stream the 65th International Meet. The entire event will be streamed live with commentary provided by  Will Downing and his team on the Cork City Sports website.

In addition to the live stream of Cork City Sports a one hour highlight programme will be aired on television in Ireland and abroad over the coming weeks. Domestically Setanta Ireland will screen highlights of the June 28th event.



Cork Paralympic Athletes To Be Honoured At Cork City Sports

Published On: 24 Jun 2016

Cork Paralympic athletes who were recent medal winners at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Italy to be honored at the Cork City Sports – International Athletics meet on Tuesday June 28th at Cork Institute of Technology – CIT. The fantastic achievements of Orla Barry – Gold in F57 Discus, Noelle Lenihan Gold in F38 Discus with a new World Record & Niamh McCarthy – Silver in F40/F41 Discus with a new European record will be recognised by local athletics fans at what promises to be a great night at CIT



Thanks To Our Sponsors & Patrons

Published On: 24 Jun 2016

Corks City Sports could not take place without the generous support of its sponsors. This has been the case since the first sports 64 years ago. We are very thankful for the generous ongoing support we receive from the Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Sport Ireland, Athletics Ireland and the local business community. Without this support we could not host this prestigious international athletics meet in Cork City every year for the past 64 years.

To all our sponsors & patrons, we say thank you.

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Collis Birmingham Aims For 3K Hat Trick At Cork City Sports

Published On: 23 Jun 2016

Australian distance runner Collis Birmingham has confirmed that he will return to Leeside for the 65th Cork City Sports to attempt to win the 3000m event for the third time. He previously won the 3000m race in 2012 & 2013.

Collis Birmingham is one of Australia’s best runners. The 30-year-old, Ballarat resident has twice competed in the Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing as well as the 2012 London edition. The former Australian 10,000-metre record holder has competed six times during the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, once as a junior and three times in the IAAF World Track and Field Championships.

Birmingham is coached by famed Australian athletics coach Nic Bideau, who is well-known for coaching Craig Mottram, Cathy Freeman and Sonia O’Sullivan to name a few.



Robert Heffernan Set To Delight The Home Crowd

Published On: 23 Jun 2016

Robert Hefernan is looking forward to competing at the 65th Cork City Sports on Tuesday 28th June at CIT Track. Robert states “it is always special to compete in front of the home crowd at Cork City Sports. The support that I get in Cork is amazing and it is great to have the opportunity to enjoy a race with them. ”

Robert who has recently been upgraded to Olympic bronze for the 50K race walk in London, is the only Irish male athlete in history to have won World Championship, European Championship & Olympic medals and joins the great Sonia O’Sullivan with this prestigious medal collection.

The 3000m race walk commences at 7:10pm.  Don’t miss it.


Yuriy Sedykh World Record Hammer Thrower Returns To Cork Sports

Published On: 23 Jun 2016

Yuriy Sedykh will return to Cork City Sports to commemorate the thirty second anniversary of the epic hammer dual at the Mardyke on 3rd July 1984, when the official world record for the hammer was shattered on no less than six occasions by the two greatest hammer throwers of the time, double Olympic Gold medallist Yuriy Sedykh and World Champion Sergey Litvinov.
On a balmy summer’s evening on July 3rd 1984, at the Mardyke Arena, in the space of an incredible hour, the world record in the hammer was shattered six times by a pair of Soviet athletes.
The Cork City Sports meet, began inauspiciously enough. Shortly before six o’clock, Sergei Litvinov, world record holder and reigning world champion, stepped into the circle and fouled off his opening throw. A few minutes later, his compatriot Yuri Sedykh, gold medallist at the 1976 and 1980 Olympics, picked up his hammer and launched his first effort 86.34 meters. The 29 year old had gone 2.20m past the mark of 84.14 established by Litvinov 13 months previously, and set the craziness in motion.
Since 1980, the Soviet pair had dominated the event and swapped ownership of the world record four times in that spell. Taking full advantage of the perfect throwing conditions on a glorious summer’s evening, Litvinov’s second throw of 85.14m was a remarkable response to his comrade. A personal best, it would have been a new world record itself half an hour earlier.
However, this was to be Sedykh’s night. His second attempt was another massive throw, measured at 85.98m. His third throw went through the 85m mark and even his last legal throw was 84.16. In reply, the best of Litvinov’s remaining throws was 84.64m. He’d twice thrown better than the world record, yet his comrade had gone better than the old world record with four of this throws.
For this performance, Sedykh was judged to be the athlete of the meet, an accolade for which he was awarded the US Ambassador’s Cup.
Sedykh stated afterwards. “I think there is no limit to man’s ability. It’s good to be back in the land where the hammer event was started. The warmth of the spectators is something I will always remember from my visit to Cork.”

Sedykh and Litvinov ran a joint lap of honour on the track and received a tumultuous reception from the capacity crowd.
When reporters asked Sedykh whether his record was likely to be broken at the Olympics, he answered with an emphatic ‘No’. He was correct on that score. It stood for almost two years until he broke it again by going 86.66m at an international athletics meeting in Tallinn, Estonia. A silver medallist in Seoul in 1988, he moved to Paris following the break-up of the Soviet Union. Still the owner of the world record, he now travels the world giving throwing clinics

Tony O’Connell, chairman of Cork City Sports states that “Everyone has fond memories of the night 32 years ago that the world hammer record was broken six times at Cork City Sports. It is great to have Yuriy Sedykh back in Cork so that we can once again honour the man and recollect that famous night once more.”



Athlete Of The Month – April

Published On: 17 Jun 2016

At an award ceremony in the Rive Lee, the Leevale AC Women’s road relay team were awarded the Cork City Sports Athlete Of the Month Award for April.  The Leevale team composed of sisters Michelle & Carol Finn and Lizzie Lee, recorded their 3rd victory in
a row at the National Road Relay in Dublin defeating a fancied Crusaders AC in the process.
Lizzie Lee has been selected to represent Ireland in the Women’s marathon in Rio, while Michelle has the olympic qualifying standard for the 3000m steeplechase, she must wait until the start of July to receive formal selection for Rio.
Cork City Sports Chairman Tony O’Connell congratulated the Leevale athletes on the hatrack of national road relay titles and wished Lizzie & Michelle every success with their endeavours in Rio.



L-R Carol Finn, Lizzie Lee & Michelle Finn

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