Second Confession – a Dublin City Marathon Report

(aka Seven Deadly Runs)

by Deirdre Hassett

With apologies to the late, great Frank O’Connor. Readers please note that some or all of the below may be marginally or wildly exaggerated and some of it may be a true account of the 2009 Dublin City Marathon. Please take your leisure to figure out which bits.

Scene setting:
October 27th 2009. A beautiful, young (okay, disheveled, thirty something) woman limps into a confessional. A priest draws back the shutter.

Priest: How long is it since your last marathon?

Bernie Meaney Memorial 5k - Results

35th .St Marys A.C. Bernie Meaney Memorial 5k Road Race Kilmurry Mc Mahon 25/10/09


1 Jason Fahy Olympic Harriers Snr 15.05
2 Liam Markham Ennis Track Snr 16.28
3 Martin Corcoran Craughwell Snr 16.36
4 Brian Murphy Ennis Track Snr 16.55
5 Keith Whyte St Johns Snr 17.11
6 Eugene Moynihan Marian O/50 17.13
7 Donal Howley Kilmurry Ibrickane Nth Clare Snr 17.28
8 Ambrose Heagney Kilnaboy O/45 17.38
9 Jack Larkin Galway City Harriers M/Jnr 17.40
10 Ignatious Landers St Cronans O/45 17.53
11 Pat Hogan Ennis Track O/40 18.03

Watch The Dublin City Marathon on Setanta

Will Downing has been in touch to let us know about Setanta Sports coverage of this year's Dublin City Marathon in which so many Galway runners took part.

As is usual these days the coverage is repeated at various times on various channels and I've pasted below the full schedule of repeats.

The programme going out this week is a 30-minute one concentrating on where the two main races and Irish titles were won.

There's a second highlights programme from Saturday that concentrates on the "colour" of the event, the club athletes and fun runners - and that's an hour long.

Athenry AC at the Dublin City Marathon

Martin Keane at 22.5 at 2009 DCM

The big day is over, and there are some very happy marathoners parting the night away in Dublin.

Well done to you all - it was a hell of a lot easier spinning around on the bike shouting encouragement than doing any running.

Well done to the rest of the Galway contingent, big crowds from GCH and Craughwell, and a few Tuam, Loughrea, CRH singlets thrown in for good measure.

Announcing the 2009 Fields of Athenry 10km

It's that of the year again, when we at Athenry AC start gearing up for our annual 10km race. This race has grown in popularity over the years, as a mini running boom continues in the West of Ireland. We do our best to provide a top-quality race, that has something for all levels from International athletes to people taking on their first 10km race. Entry Fee: €20

Entry is now closed.

Recent Local Results

Race Results


- Galway Senior and Even Age Groups Cross Country (Oct 2009)
- Galway Primary Schools Cross Country (Sept 2009)

- 5M Road Race (27 Sept 2009)

- 10KM Road Race (3 Oct 2009)

- Half Marathon (3 Oct 2009)
- Full Marathon (3 Oct 2009)

The results files have been scraped from both sites and are attached here for completeness...


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