Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Clubs & Groups

Clubs & Groups



There are a wide variety of athletic clubs and running groups in Cork. They cover a wide range of interests from athletics to cross country to road running to 'couch to 5k' programmes. Some are geared towards juveniles only, some are for adults only with others having a mixture of both.

These are some of the clubs and groups in County Cork in alphabetical order...

(Updated 24th Apr 2017)

Club name : Abbey Striders AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Mallow in Cork
Adults : 9 (Dec 2016)
Juveniles : 12 (Dec 2016)
Description : A small juvenile athletics club based in Mallow in N.Cork. Club info..."Abbey Striders Athletic Club providing track and field sport to the greater Mallow area of County Cork"
Website : n/a
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AbbeyStridersAthleticClub/

Club name : Aghada Running Club
Status : Athletics club
Based : Aghada in East Cork
Adults : 95 (Dec 2016)
Juveniles : 0
Description :  A community based club with an emphasis towards beginners. Most members are involved in local road races from 5k and up.
Website : n/a
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/aghadarunningclub/

Club name : Ballincollig AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Ballincollig to the west of Cork City.
Adults : 61
Juveniles : 134
Description : Primarily a juvenile based club. Small number of adult members with a Fit4Life Group.
Website : http://www.ballincolligathleticclub.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ballincollig.athleticclub (* Facebook Friend account. See bottom of page)

Club name : Ballinacurra Fun Walkers and Fun Runners
Status : Community Running Group
Based : The village of Ballinacurra to the south of Midleton in East Cork
Adults : ?
Juveniles : 0
Description : As the name suggests, a small local community group aimed at walkers and runners starting off.
Website : None
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Ballinacurra-Fun-walkers-and-fun-runners-455030811322379/

Club name : Ballintotis Fit4Life
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Ballintotis & Castlemartyr in East Cork
Adults : 181 (Dec 2016)
Juveniles : 6 (Dec 2016)
Description : A community based club with an emphasis towards beginners. Most members are involved in local road races from 5k and up.
Website : n/a
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ballintotis.running (* Facebook Friend account. See bottom of page)

Club Name : Ballymore Cobh AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Cobh in Cork Harbour
Adults : 219 (Dec 2016)
Juveniles : 235 (Dec 2016)
Description : One of the main athletics clubs in Cork with a mix of juvenile and adult members. On the adult front, their members are involved mainly in road races. They hold regular Couch to 5k programmes for beginners.
Website :  n/a
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/BallymoreCobhAthleticclub/

Club Name : Bandon AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Bandon in West Cork
Adults : 139 (Dec 2016)
Juveniles : 552 (Dec 2016)
Description : One of the main athletics clubs in West Cork with a very large number of juvenile members. On the adult front, there is a wide and varied mix. They have a number of members involved primarily in Track & Field while at the other end, they have a large Fit4Life group for beginners and up.
Websitehttp://www.bandonac.org/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Bandon-Athletic-Club-114701938562037/

Club Name : Bantry AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Bantry in West Cork
Adults : 65 (Dec 2016)
Juveniles : 26 (Dec 2016)
Description : Small club based in Bantry in West Cork with a mixture of adults and juveniles. Adults are mostly involved in road races. Club has an active Fit4Life group.
Websitehttp://www.bantryac.com/
Facebook

Club name : Blarney/Inniscarra AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Blarney
Adults : 11 (Dec 2016)
Juveniles : 89 (Dec 2016)
Description : A medium sized juvenile athletics club based in Blarney near Cork City. 
Website : n/a
Facebook : n/a


Club name : Buttevant Running Club
Status : Athletics Club
Based : The town of Buttevant in North Cork.
Adults : 18 (Dec 2016)
Juveniles : 0 (Dec 2016)
Description : A local community group aimed at beginners.
Website : None
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Buttevant-couch-to-5k-824810524307097/


Club name : Bweeng Trail Blazers AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : The village of Bweeng to the west of Grenagh. About 15 miles NW of Cork City.
Adults : 56  (Dec 2016)
Juveniles : 0 (Dec 2016)
Description :  A community based club with an emphasis towards beginners. Most members are involved in road races from 5k and up.
Website : n/a
Facebook :


Club name : Carrigaline Road Runners AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Carrigaline to the south of Cork City.
Adults :  18  (Dec 2016)
Juveniles :  116  (Dec 2016)
Description : A small club mainly for juveniles.
Website : https://sites.google.com/site/carrigalineroadrunners/home
Facebook :


Club name : Carraig na bhFear AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Carrig na bhFear, about 5 miles north of Cork City.
Adults : 52  (Dec 2016)
Juveniles : 139  (Dec 2016)
Description : A medium sized club to the north of Cork City. The adult section is reasonably small and they are mostly involved in local road races and cross country. They have a very strong juvenile section.
Website : https://sites.google.com/site/carraignabhfearac/home
Facebook :


Club name : Churchtown Road Runners AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : The village of Churchtown in North Cork.
Adults :  23 (Dec 2016)
Juveniles : 0 (Dec 2016)
Description : A community based club with an emphasis towards beginners. Most members are involved in local road races from 5k and up.
Website :
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/thechurchtownroadrunners/



Club Name : Clonakilty Road Runners
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Clonakilty in West Cork
Adults : 80  (Dec 2016)
Juveniles : 127  (Dec 2016)
Description : Medium sized club in West Cork. Adult members are mainly involved in road races from 5k and up to marathons. Some trail running.
Websitehttp://www.clonakiltyroadrunners.com/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ClonRRAC/


Club name : Courceys AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : The village of Ballinspittle near Kinsale in West Cork
Adults : 15  (Dec 2016)
Juveniles : 86  (Dec 2016)
Description : Primarily a juvenile athletics club. Club info..."In the past number of years, we have focussed on attracting younger athletes to the club, with considerable success. Our Athletics Leaders, supported by a roster of interested parents, deliver the Little Athletics programme weekly between February and October. Little Athletics aims to develop the basic skills of agility, balance and co-ordination for the younger athlete. Club training takes place on the local GAA club (Courcey Rovers) grass playing field. "
Website : https://sites.google.com/site/courceysac/
Facebook : n/a

Club name : Doheny AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Dunmanway, West Cork
Adults : 10  (Dec 2016)
Juveniles : 122  (Dec 2016)
Description : Primarily a juvenile athletics club based in the town of Dunmanway in West Cork.
Website : http://dohenyathleticclub.ie/
Facebook : n/a

Club name : Donoughmore AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Donoughmore in mid-Cork, approx 15 miles NW of Cork City.
Adults : 33  (Dec 2016)
Juveniles : 32  (Dec 2016)
Description : A small community based club with a mixture of juvenile and adult members. They have a small Fit4Life programme for adults. Mostly road running.
Website : http://www.dm7.ie/
Facebook : n/a

Club name : Dromahane Road Runners AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : The village of Dromahane which is about 5 miles to the SW of Mallow.
Adults :  32 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles :   (Dec 2015)
Description : A community based club with an emphasis towards beginners. Most members are involved in local road races from 5k and up.
Website :
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Dromahane-roadrunners-AC-1059548254057363/



Club name : Duhallow AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Newmarket & Kanturk in NW Cork
Adults : 30 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 0
Description : A small community based club in the Newmarket / Kanturk area of NW Cork. Mainly involved in local road races.
Website : https://duhallowac.wordpress.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/duhallowac/


Club Name : Eagle AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Cork City
Adults : 203 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 0
Description : One of the main clubs in Cork City with members from the city and the surrounding county areas. Geared towards runners who are running on a regular basis and want to improve. Mostly involved in road races with probably more emphasis on the longer events like 10 milers, half-marathons, marathons & ultras. Some cross country and trail running.
Websitehttp://eagleac.net/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Eagle-Athletic-Club-241440495921272/


Club Name : East Cork AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Midleton in East Cork
Adults : 27 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 0
Description : Even though their numbers are small, they would have faster runners than most clubs. Mainly road running and cross country.
Websitehttp://www.eastcorkac.com/
Facebook : n/a

Club name : Fanahan McSweeney AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Mitchelstown
Adults : 4 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 44 (Dec 2015)
Description : A small juvenile athletics club based in Mitchelstown in NE Cork. 
Website : n/a
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Fanahan-Mcsweeney-Athletic-Club-137496926412003/


Club Name : Galtee Road Runners AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Mitchelstown in NE Cork
Adults : 66 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 0
Description : A club with a mostly adult membership covering a wide variety of standards from beginners up to more experienced runners. Mainly involved in road races from 5k up to marathons.
Website : n/a
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Galtee-Runners-112679275414274/


Club name : Glanmire AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Glanmire just to the east of Cork City.
Adults : 8 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 69 (Dec 2015)
Description : Primarily a club with juvenile members.
Website : http://glanmireathleticsclub.com/
Facebook : n/a

Club name : Grange Fermoy AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Fermoy in NE Cork
Adults : 66 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 92 (Dec 2015)
Description : A community based club with a long history based in Fermoy in NE Cork. Medium sized with a mix of adult and juvenile members. Adults range from beginners to experienced and are mostly involved in road races with a small amount of cross country.
Website : http://www.grangefermoyathletic.club/
Facebook :


Club name : Happy Feet Walking & Running Group
Status : Community Walking & Running Group
Based : Blarney. NW of Cork City.
Adults : ?
Juveniles : 0
Description : As the name suggests, a local community group aimed at beginners who are walking & running. Club info..."Non competitive walking/running group in the Blarney area open to all levels of fitness. Just show up make new friends and reach your goals!".
Website : None
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Happyfeetblarney/

Club name : Kildorrery Harriers
Status : Community Running Group
Based : The village of Kildorrery in North-East Cork.
Adults :  New Club
Juveniles
Description : A community based club with an emphasis towards beginners. Most members are involved in local road races from 5k and up.
Website :
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/kdyharrier/


Club Name : Leevale AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Cork City
Adults : 172 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 350 (Dec 2015)
Description : One of the main athletics clubs in the country with a strong emphasis on track and field. Also very strong in cross country and in road running. Geared more towards the faster and elite end of the spectrum rather than beginners and those improving.
Websitehttp://www.leevale.org/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Leevale-Athletic-Club-602374999837475/

Club name : Liscarroll AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Liscarroll in NW Cork
Adults : 28 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 114 (Dec 2015)
Description : A community based club based in Liscaroll in NW Cork. Primarily a juvenile based club, the adult section is partly involved in Track & Field competitions. Club info..."The Club caters for all individuals who wish to join - Juveniles from Under 7 up to Under19 , along with  Juniors, Seniors, & Masters, as well as non competitors."
Website : http://www.liscarrollathletics.org/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/LiscarrollAC/



Club Name : Mallow AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Mallow in North Cork
Adults : 148 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 5 (Dec 2015)
Description : A very active club based in Mallow in North Cork. They usually have an annual Couch to 5k programme for beginners in the Spring every year. A community based club with members of all abilities. Mainly road races from 5k to marathons with some cross country.
Websitehttp://mallowac.ie/
Facebook : Closed Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/113447705356037/


Club Name : Midleton AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Midleton in East Cork
Adults : 199 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 203 (Dec 2015)
Description : A community based athletics club with a large number of adult and juvenile members. The adult section has a wide range of members from beginners up to marathon runners. Mainly road races with some cross country.
Websitehttp://midletonathleticclub.blogspot.ie/
Facebook :  Juveniles... https://www.facebook.com/MidletonAC.Juveniles/

Club name : Millstreet AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Millstreet in NW Cork
Adults : 26 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 114 (Dec 2015)
Description : A community based club based in Millstreet in NW Cork. Primarily a juvenile based club, the adult section is partly involved in Track & Field competitions. 
Website
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Millstreet-Athletic-Club-644889605578401/



Club Name : North Cork AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Charleville in N.Cork
Adults : 82 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 147 (Dec 2015)
Description : A medium sized club with a mix of adult and juvenile members based in Charleville in N.Cork. The adult section has a wide range of members from beginners up to marathon runners.
Websitehttp://northcorkac.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/north.corkac/

Club name : Old Abbey AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Near Ballinhassig to the SW of Cork City
Adults : 10 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 68 (Dec 2015)
Description : A small juvenile athletics club based near Ballinhassig to the South-West of Cork City. 
Website : n/a
Facebook :


Club Name : Rising Sun AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Ballinhassig to the SW of Cork City.
Adults : 23 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 1 (Dec 2015)
Description : Founded in 1944, it is one of the oldest athletics clubs in Co.Cork. Their members are now mostly masters athletes with an interest in Track & Field events as well as some of the shorter road races locally.
Website : http://www.risingsunac.com/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Rising-Sun-AC-763747887054435/


Club name : Riverstick-Kinsale AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Riverstick / Kinsale to the south of Cork City.
Adults : 13 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 73 (Dec 2015)
Description : Primarily a club for juvenile athletes. A very small number of adults are involved in local road races.
Website : http://riverstickkinsaleathleticsclub.com/
Facebook : n/a

Club name : Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Rosscarbery in West Cork
Adults : 70 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 0 (Dec 2015)
Description : A community based club with an emphasis towards beginners. Most members are involved in local road races from 5k and up.
Website : http://steamrunners.wix.com/rosscarbery
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Rosscarbery-Steam-Runners-AC-677041405667520/

Club name : Shandrum Couch to 5k
Status : Community Running Group
Based : The village of Shandrum in North Cork.
Adults :  New Club
Juveniles
Description : A community based club with an emphasis towards beginners. Most members are involved in local road races from 5k and up.
Website :
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Shandrumcouchto5k

Club name : Skibbereen AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Skibbereen in West Cork
Adults : 38 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 134 (Dec 2015)
Description : Primarily a club for juvenile athletes with a modest number of adult members who are mostly involved in local road races as well as some cross country.
Website : http://www.skibbac.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/SkibbereenAC

Club name : St.Catherine's AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Conna in NE Cork.
Adults : 54 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 125 (Dec 2015)
Description : Small community based athletics club with adult and juvenile members. Club info..."We are primarily a juvenile athletics club established in 2009 and based in the East Cork parish of St. Catherine’s. For most of the year we train twice a week at the Conna Community pitch on Monday and Thursday evenings, 7pm to 8pm. During the winter months we train indoors on Monday evenings, 7pm to 8pm, at the Conna Community Hall."
A number of the adult members are involved mainly in road races from 5k up.
Website : http://stcatherinesac.org/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/stcatherinesac/



Club Name : St.Finbarr's AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Cork City
Adults : 188 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 0
Description : One of the main athletic clubs in Cork City. Mainly involved in road races from 5k to marathons but with a strong emphasis on cross country as well. Club info..."Anyone wanting to join the Club will find that we are a club which places a high value on participation and enjoyment and where the talent of each and every member, from the occasional jogger to the serious competitor, is valued and encouraged."
Website : http://www.stfinbarrsac.com/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/StFinbarrsAC/

Club Name : St.Nicholas AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Castlelyons in East Cork
Adults : 36 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 115 (Dec 2015)
Description : Small community based athletics club with adult and juvenile members. Small number of adult members take part in local road races.
Websitehttp://www.castlelyonsparish.com/what-i-do/sports/st-nicholas-athletics/
Facebook :


Club Name : Togher AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Togher in Cork City
Adults : 112 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 144 (Dec 2015)
Description : A medium sized club with a mixture of juvenile and adult members. Adult members are involved in a wide range of activities from track events to road races to cross country. Also have a beginners Fit4Life programme.
Websitehttp://www.togherathletics.org/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/togher.ac/


Club name : Tracton AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Tracton / Minane Bridge Near Carrigaline
Adults : 83 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 113 (Dec 2015)
Description : A community based club with a mix of adult and juvenile members. Adults range from beginners to experienced and are mostly involved in road races with a small amount of cross country.
Website : http://www.tracton.org/athletics.html
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/tracton.ac  (* Facebook Friend account. See bottom of page)

Club name : Watergrasshill AC
Status : Athletics club
Based :Watergrasshill to the north of Cork City
Adults : 119 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 10 (Dec 2015)
Description : A club with a mostly adult membership covering a wide variety of standards from beginners up to more experienced runners. Mainly involved in road races from 5k up to marathons.
Website : http://www.watergrasshillac.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/watergrasshill.runningclub/


Club name : West Muskery AC
Status : Athletics club
Based : Macroom
Adults : 42 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 173 (Dec 2015)
Description : Primarily a juvenile club with a smaller number of adult members who are mostly involved with road running with a small amount of cross country.
Website : https://westmuskerryrunners.wordpress.com/
Facebook : n/a


Club name : Wibbly Wobbly Wonders Running Club
Status : Community Walking and Running Group
Based : Ballyvolane on the North side of Cork City
Adults : Several hundred
Juveniles : 0
Description : A very large walking and running group based in Ballyvolane. They have mentored groups which are suited for beginners starting off. Very much geared towards beginners and the fun side of running and exercise without getting too serious. Club info...."Free jogging/running club 2 nights a week in Ballyvolane/Dublin Hill area.. Open to Adults".
Website : None
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Wibbly-Wobbly-Wonders-Running-Club-1388908718035560/


Club Name : Youghal AC
Status : Athletics Club
Based : Youghal in East Cork
Adults : 132 (Dec 2015)
Juveniles : 143 (Dec 2015)
Description : A very active club in the town of Youghal in East Cork. A mix of juvenile and adult members. In the adult ranks, there is a wide range of standards from beginners up. Mainly road races from 5k to marathons and cross country.
Website : http://www.youghalac.com/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/346081872173323/ (Closed group. Youghal AC members only)

Notes........

* Facebook...A number of clubs and groups have 'User' accounts set up on Facebook. These are in contrast to the others which have 'Pages' or 'Groups'. To see the content on a 'User' account, you must first add them as a 'Friend'. When you do this, you are giving someone who you may not know access to photos and information on your own Facebook account. It may not matter to some, it will to others.

Athletic Clubs V Running Groups....If you become a member of an athletics club then you are affiliated to Athletics Ireland. As such. you can be a member of only one athletics club. Running Groups are more informal and people can be part of a running group as well as being in an athletics club. Running groups tend to be based on a small local community whereas athletic clubs usually cover a much larger area.

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