Kilnaboy Annual 'Michael (Sonny)
Murphy Memorial 10 Mile Road Race
4th Race in the
Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics
11th 2010 at 2pm
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For the new
Kilnaboy '10' website, go to...
Results of the 2009 race are
Kilnaboy 10 mile road race is the 4th and final race in the Munster 10
mile 'Classic' series. It is usually held on the 2nd Sunday of April
It is one of the oldest 10 mile road races in the country, outside of
Ballycotton. The slightly undulating circuit through the Burren poses a
fair but tough challenge, and is also an ideal opportunity to enjoy a
early season break.
history of the Race...
"The race originally started when a group of Kilnaboy AC athletes had
organized a trip to do the Ballycotton 10 which the club did for all
the early years of that race. We had a 52 seater bus on those occasions
and it was always full. This was more a social outing by the Club than
anything else as there may have only been 10
or so runners on the Bus with the rest along for the trip and some
great fun was had by all. On the way home on one of these early
trips, someone suggested "why don’t we hold a road race of our
own" and we could do it in memory of the late Michael (sonny) Murphy
from Ballycashen Kilnaboy who had represented Ireland at the 1932
From there it has grown and 2008 will be the 24th year of the race. We
missed just one
year due to the 'Foot and Mouth' crisis when the local farmers asked us
not to go ahead. At the moment, we plan to produce a booklet with all
of the results for each year for our 25th in 2009......Vincent
McCarthy, Kilnaboy AC"
will be taken in the local national school. The entry fee is €15 and
you can enter on the day, there is no need to pre-register.
Changing, toilet facilities and refreshments also at the school.
Parking in a field accross from the school and also in the Church car
park beside the school.
Course accurately measured by Jones Counter.
AAI Open permit granted.
Special Commemorative T-shirt to all finishers.
Course Records :
Men : Seamus Power, Kilmurry-Ibrickane AC. 1999. 49 min 31 sec.
Women : Veronica Colleran, Ennis. 1990. 57 min 50 sec.
First 10 Senior Men
First 3 Junior Men
First 3 Masters Men Over 40
First 3 Masters Men Over 45
Masters Men Over 50
First 3 Masters Men Over 55
Masters Men Over 60
First 4 Mens Teams (4 to score)
First 6 Senior Ladies
First 3 Masters Women Over 35
First 3 Masters Women Over 40
Masters Women Over 45
First 3 Masters Women Over 50
First 2 Womens Teams (3 to score)
additional information, contact :
The course is basically one large clockwise loop taking in the town of
Corrofin as well.
There will be water stations at 3, 6 and 8 miles as well as at the
Times will be given at 1, 3, 5 and 7 miles.
The route of the 10 mile road race can also be seen
at this LINK.
A flyer for the 2009 race is available HERE.
The walk starts and finishes at the school. It takes in a smaller loop
to the north-east of Kilnaboy. It follows the same route as the roace
except that after a mile, the route goes off left and by the time the
route turns for home, most of the runners should have passed.
Entry fee is € 5
The route of the 10 km walk can also be seen
at this LINK.
|Sean Roche, Rinamona, Kilnaboy,
Phone (065) 6867375 Work,
(065) 6837954 Home, (086)
E-Mail : sean.roche_AT_roche.com (Replace the
_AT_ with @)
|Vincent McCarthy, Anneville,
Phone (065) 6837875 Home,
(087) 0636236 Mobile
E-Mail : vmmcarthykilnaboy_AT_eircom.net
(Replace the _AT_ with @)
Local B&B Accommodation is available within a half mile of the
House Leana, Kilnaboy run by Thomas and Rita Kierce, Rita
(nee Malone) is a former N.A.C.A.I all Ireland Champion so all athletes
are very welcome. 065 6837143
View, Kilnaboy run by Declan and Mary Kelleher, 065
View, Kilnaboy run by John and Betty Kelleher, 065 6837731
the above three B&B Accommodations all are wonderful places to
stay, all well established. Rita is a member of our Club while both
John and Declan have helped out each
year taking entries and Betty and Mary have baked cakes for our
renowned refreshments after the race. The Club would recommend anyone
wishing to make a weekend in Kilnaboy to try any of these places to
stay.....Vincent Mc Carthy, Kilnaboy AC"