Good competition despite a pitifully small field – the men’s 5000m was a reflection of the Cork County Championships as a whole, the second leg of which was held in murky conditions at CIT on Friday evening, 13 June. In the longest distance event of the championships, Des Casey of Milstreet held off East Cork’s Seán McGrath to win in a very respectable 15:10, despite there being only 4 competitors in the entire event!
The largest field of athletes on the evening went in the men’s 800m which was won by Ronan Foulkes of Togher, with Leevale’s Denis Metcalfe 7th. Leevale’s ever-reliable field eventer, Joe Nagle, won a closely-fought shot competition with a season’s best of 11.05.
One can only hope that something can be done next year to rejuvenate what was once a competitive and well-supported fixture, perhaps by switching it to a time where there is less congestion on the athletics calendar and\or reverting to a Sunday competition.