Message From The Chairman

Dear Leevale Athlete/Parent,

The 2018 season draws to a close, and it has been another great year for the Club. Once again we are the top juvenile club in the country, across more and more disciplines.  For the fourth year in succession we are the top junior men’s club, and they head back Portugal to represent Ireland at the European Junior Clubs Cup. Our senior women retained their senior cross country title and will once again represent Ireland at the European Clubs Cross Country in February.  Michelle Finn represented Ireland is the 3K at the  European T&F Championships and at the European Cross Country Championships last weekend.  Alex Wight (Athletes Ireland Endurance Athlete Of the Year) competed in the 20K walk at the European Championships, finishing 10th.   Lizzie Lee won the national marathon and led the Leevale women to victory in a new national record. Orla Barry took  gold in the discus at the European Para Championships in Berlin. Annette Quaid won bronze in the 800m at the European Indoor Master Championships in Madrid. Michelle Kenny led the Irish Women’s W35 team to silver at the European Masters 5K Cross-Country in Madrid.

Young athletes, Conor Morey, Colin Doyle, Harry Nevin, Wymin Sivakmur, Kate Moynihan, Daniel Hurley, Mark Jones, all secured international selection during the year.

Full details of all of Leevale success and activities in 2018 are available on


The AGM will be held at the  LEEVALE High Performance Centre on Friday Jan 18th at 8pm. We hope to see as many members as possible there



Athletes should review training schedules with their coaches. CIT Training will finish on Thursday Dec 20th and will recommence on Tuesday Jan 8th.



December and January can be busy months with Christmas and the New year – so we would like to remind you that registration is now due  

Athletics Ireland require all athletes to be re-registered by the end of January so it is critical to get your membership paid as soon as possible. 


Membership is best paid online.  All payments are handled securely and without any additional fees. (A paper form can be filled out and given with payment to any of the coaches)

The membership fee includes:

  • Rental of UCC & CIT tracks and other training facilities 
  • Entry to all AI championship events 
  • AI registration 
  • Insurance 
  • Subsidised travel to certain events 
  • Equipment Purchase 
  • Coaching 
  • And a lot, lot more 

(If you/your child has left Leevale, we will remove your email address from our records if you let our registrar know ).



If you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift, then look no further than the Leevale Book. This book is a celebration of the achievements of club since its foundation in Cork in 1967. It is a must for every member, past and present.  The book is a beautifully illustrated hardback publication and retails at €40. There are a number of ways to get your copy;

1-            Order online @, and collect at shop.

2-            Leevale shop at the High Performance Centre on Saturday mornings 10:30 to 11:30am

3-            Direct from John Calnan (087 2062449), every Tuesday or Thursday at either UCC or CIT tracks.



The Leevale shop will be open on Saturday Dec 22nd 10:30am until 11:30am. It will then close until Saturday Jan 5th. 


The Committee & Coaches of Leevale AC wish you a peaceful and happy Christmas. We look forward to another year of healthy outdoor activity and keen competition in 2019.




Donal Murnane


Tel:   087 2508100