Start List & Live Results

Published On: 16 Jul 2018

The start lists for the 2018 Cork City Sports are now published and are available online line;

Track events Start List here

Field events Start List here

Results will be posted live on the Cork City Sports website; 

Live results here

Enjoy the sports


Athlete Of The Month May

Published On: 12 Jul 2018

Alannah Neff, Carrigaline Community School & Leevale AC is Cork City Sports athlete of the month for May . At the both the South Munster and Munster schools track and field championships Alannah recorded outstanding doubles in the Senior Girls 1500m flat and 1500m steeplechase races. She later went on to take victory at the Irish Schools 1500m steeplechase  in what was regarded as the most exciting race of the championships in Tullamore.

Alannah is in the start  line-up for a highly competitive Junior Women’s 1500m at the 67th Cork City Sports on the 16th July.

L to R., Frank Walley CCS, Ken Nason Coach, Tony O’Connell CCS, Eoghan Dinan, Deputy Editor Evening Echo, Alannah Neff, Carrigaline Community School Athele of the Month, Mary O’Brien, The River Lee, Ken Perrott 96FM, joe Hartnett CCS and Terry O’Rourke CCS. Picture, Martin Collins.

Sponsors Photo Call

Published On: 10 Jul 2018

With less than one week to go, the excitement is building. The 67th Cork City Sports on Monday, July 16th, will once again bring the cream of Irish athletes together to take on the rest of the world at the CIT Athletics Arena, live on TG4.

The hosting of an International Athletic Meet in Cork is made possible by the generous support of the sponsors. 


Start Time Track Events Sponsor
6:00 p.m. InterFirm/Services Female Relay Evening Echo
6:05 p.m. InterFirm/Services Male Relay KBC Bank
6:15 p.m. 3000m Open Men LeisureWorld
6:30 p.m. 1500m Junior Women Glenilen Farm
6:40 p.m. 1500m Junior Men Cork ETB
6:50 p.m. 800m T54 Wheelchair Men LeisureWorld
7:05 p.m. 100m Women  Race 1                          Centra
7:10 p.m. 100m Men   Race 1                                  Supervalu
7:23 p.m. 100m Women  Race 2                       Centra
7:30 p.m. 100m Men  Race 2                             Supervalu
7:38 p.m. 400m Hurdles Men O’Leary Insurances
7:48 p.m. 800m Women Henry Ford & Son Ltd
7:55 p.m. 800m Men Cork City Council
8:00 p.m. 3000m Women                                  Sport Ireland
8:17 p.m. 3000m Men John Buckley Sports
8:30 p.m. 200m Women Race 1 Evros
8:38 p.m. 200m Men  Race 1 Cork Airport
8:45 p.m. 1 Mile Men Johnson Controls
8:55 p.m. 200m Women Race 2                        Evros
9:00 p.m. 200m Men Race 2                           Cork Airport
Start Time Field Events Sponsor
6:00 p.m. Hammer Women Athletics Ireland
6:00 p.m. High Jump Women AON Hewitt
6:30 p.m. Pole Vault Women                      Dinos
6:45 p.m. Shot Put Men JCD Group
7:00 p.m. Long Jump Men Cork County Council
7:15 p.m. High Jump Men 96FM C103



Cork City Council

TG4 To Broadcast Cork City Sports Live

Published On: 21 Jun 2018

Cork City Sports will be broadcast live on TG4. Due the success of last years coverage, the event will be broadcast live on TG4 for the coming years

Cork City Sports chairman Tony O’Connell said: “This is important for Cork City Sports. We feel that live television coverage both home and abroad is vital to bring our great meeting to the next level.”

Meet director Joe Hartnett stated: “Going back to the days of Steve Ovett and Yuri Sedykh in the 80s, and Sonia O’Sullivan in the 90s and 00s, the Cork City Sports has always been a highlight of the Cork sporting summer and the Irish athletics summer. Now we hope to find a whole new audience. By becoming higher-profile, we hope to attract many more quality names to Cork City.”

Donal Murnane, Cork City Sports PRO commented: “We are thrilled to be live on TG4 once again. The channel’s sports coverage is very highly-regarded and delighted that Cork City Sports has become a staple of their live output.”

TG4 head of sport Rónán Ó Coisdealbha said: “TG4 are delighted to commit to this coverage of the Cork City Sports. As a supporter of all sports we believe it is paramount for headline athletics event to be available free-to-air. Athletics has provided some major good news stories for Irish sport down through the years, and in recent years via the medal exploits of Thomas Barr, Ciara Mageean, Mark English, Fionnuala McCormack and Rob Heffernan, and we hope to see more of them in future on TG4.”

TG4’s broadcast will run from 7:20pm to 9pm on Monday, July 16th. Coverage will also be available online worldwide via the TG4 Player and live streamed on the Cork City Sports Website. 


Athlete Of The Month – April

Published On: 21 Jun 2018

Conor Morey, Leevale AC, is the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for April 2017. Conor is an up and coming sprinter coached by Derek Coffey. Competing at the Munster Junior T&F Championships in Waterford on April 22nd, Conor had a clean sweep winning the 100m in 11.18 seconds  and 200m in 22.48 seconds.

Earlier in the month on April 7th, Conor anchored the Leevale boys under 18 and boys under 19  4x200m relay teams to victory in the Athletics Ireland indoor relay championships.

Conor has also been selected as one of the 23 athletes to represent Ireland at the European U18 Championships in Gyor, Hungary (July 5-8). 


Junior Men’s & Women’s 1500m, Plus Open 3000m

Published On: 7 Jun 2018

The junior men’s and women’s 1500m races are always popular events at the Cork City Sports, attracting Ireland’s top middle distance runners to compete at the international meet. 

The LeisureWorld open 3000m is also a very popular events attracting large entries. 

Athletes interested in competing in the  junior 1500m and open 3000m races should contact Craig Harrington, email: [email protected] or mobile 086 7700588. 


Athlete Of The Month – January

Published On: 31 May 2018

Phil Healy, Bandon AC, is the recipient of the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for January 2018. She was presented the award at a belated function in The River Lee Hotel.  The award was postponed until now due to Phil’s hectic training and competition schedule.

Phil produced many outstanding indoor performances during the month of January, culminating in a World Class 400m performance, in Vienna. Her time for that race was 52.08, smashing her previous best of 53.15.

67th Cork City Sports Officially Launched

Published On: 31 May 2018

The official launch for the 2018 Cork City Sports took place at Johnson Controls headquarters, One Albert Quay. The sports was officially launched by Athletics Ireland CEO, Hamish Adams. 

The annual Cork City Sports International Athletics Meeting now in its 67th year, takes place at the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Athletic Stadium, Bishopstown, Cork on Monday evening July 16th at 5.30pm and will feature a host of leading international athletes from around the world.

Leading Irish athletes who will compete in Cork include Thomas Barr, Phil Healy, Ciara Mageean, Paul Byrne, Sean Tobin.

One of the highlights of the meeting will see the local sprint sensation from Bandon AC, Phil Healy, against former World Indoor Champion and last years defending champion Barbara Pierre in the 100M. Phil also takes on the Canadian Record holder, Crystal Emmanuel in the 200M. Emmanuel broke the 32 year old Canadian record at last year’s Cork City Sports and has subsequently been a finalist in the World Championships and Commonwealth Games. There are also a couple of very fast Jamaican athletes in both events. She wants to try and break the Canadian record two years in a row at the Cork meeting.

The mens 200M will also be one to watch. Last year’s 100M and 200M champion, Sean McClean USA, is back to defend his titles. It will be a difficult task as he will be up against another Canadian Bismark Boateng, Irelands Thomas Barr, and two extremely fast Americans, Curtis Mitchell and Dedric Dukes. Boateng is currently ahead of Andre DeGrasse in the 2018 Canadian rankings. Irish star Thomas Barr is getting himself ready for the European Championships in the 400M Hurdles and is using the shorter distance at the Cork City Sports to sharpen his speed.

The mens mile will be an outstanding race. Last year nine athletes went under the magic four minute barrier. This year five out of the top six in that race are back to try and take the title. The field will also include two extremely fast Americans, Johnny Gregorek and Will Geoghegan who have featured right throughout the American Indoor season. Sean Tobin from Ireland will also be in the field after running a magnificent 3.57.00 here last year to take third spot. There is a strong possibility that the winner of this year’s Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games, Chris O Hare, will also contest this event. Chris is also a winner at last year’s London Diamond League and one of Britains best ever middle distance athletes.

Last year saw a wonderful womens hammer competition producing a meeting record of 71.19M by Sweden’s Ida Storm. If Ida is going to retain her title this year she will probably have to match that distance or maybe exceed it. Her competition in the event will include Kathrin Klaas from Germany, fourth place at the London Olympics and Sophie Hitchon, Britains number one and Bronze medalist at the Rio Olympics. Also in the field will be another Swedish athlete Tracey Andersson who is also a 70M + thrower.

In the mens High Jump there is sure to be some exciting competition between the Gold and Silver medalists at the recent Commonwealth Games, Brandon Starc of Australia and Jamal Wilson of the Bahamas, respectively. They will not have it all their own way as there are also two very good Malaysian jumpers in the field with personal bests of 2.30M.

With athletes from Ireland, USA, Australia, Ethiopia, The Bahamas, Jamaica, South Africa, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Sweden, Spain, Japan, Kazakhstan, Canada, Kenya, England, Poland, France, Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia, Germany and Slovenia, already confirmed, a feast of athletics goes ahead on Monday 16th July with a 5.30 pm start; a great evening out for all the family at CIT Athletics Stadium, Bishopstown.

The Cork City Sports Committee wish to acknowledge the financial support of the Irish Sports Council, Sport Ireland, Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Cork ETB, Cork County Board AAI and Leevale Athletic Club.

We would like to thank our Event Sponsors, Johnson Controls, Cork Airport, John Buckley Sports, Leisureworld, AON Hewitt, Musgraves Super Value /Centra, Henry Ford & Son Ltd ,KBC Bank, Barry’s Tea, Johnson & Perrott Ltd., The River Lee Hotel, FDC Financial Services, Dukes Coffee Company,JCD,Group, EVROS, DPS Engineering,, Glenilen Farm, O’Callaghan Properties, FMC Pharmaceuticals, O’Leary Insurance Group,, and our Media sponsors, Evening Echo and Cork 96FM C103.

L-R, Paddy Buckley, Chairman Cork Athletics, Tony O’Connell, Chairman Cork City Sports, Hamish Adams, CEO Athletics Ireland, Cllr Declan Hurley, Mayor of County Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, Lord mayor of Cork City, Donal Sullivan, VP Johnson Controls and Frank Walley, President Cork City Sports.


LeisureWorld Renew Sponsorship Of Cork City Sports

Published On: 3 May 2018

LeisureWorld renew sponsorship of Cork City Sport. Ian O’Leary, Marketin Manager Leisureworld Cork states that “we are delighted to renew our sponsorship of this special international athletics meet held annually in Cork. It is a great opportunity for to see top class international athletes up close on our door step.” 


This years meet will be held on Monday 16th July at the CIT arena. 


Seated L to R., Ian O’Leary, Marketin Manager Leisureworld Cork, Tony O’Connell, Chairman, CCS, L to R., Shay Curtin CCS, Terry O’Rourke Secretary CCS and Frank Walley President CCS. Picture, Martin Collins

Athlete Of The Month – March

Published On: 17 Apr 2018

Michelle Kenny Leevale AC, is the Cork City Sports Athlete Of The Month for March. Michelle finished 7th at the European Masters Cross Country in Madrid, leading the Irish W35 team to silver.

Michelle was presented the award at a ceremony in the River Lee Hotel. 

This has been a great season for Michelle, she was a member of the Irish team that won the British & Irish Masters Cross Country, she took silver at the Irish Masters Championships after loosing shoe in the early stages of the race, she competed with the Leevale women’s team at the European Clubs Cross Country Cup in Mira, Portugal and she won a phenomenal 5 Gold & 1 Silver medal at Munster Road Championships. Topping all of this off with a European masters cross country medal.  She is the deserved winner of the Cork City Sports Athlete of the month award for March 2018

The awards are sponsored by Cork’s 96FM, Evening Echo& The River Lee



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