Irish Examiner 19. 06. 1912.
ATHLETICS AND CYCLING
Nicholas Lynch, President; Richard Rohan, Vice-President; Robert Murray, Hon. Treas.; E. Ahern, Hon Sec. Committee and Stewards; Patrick Mulcahy, Timothy Cullinane, Michael Blake, John Moore, Timothy Mulcahy, Daniel Mahony, Patrick Hurley, Ml. O’Brien, R.D.C.; John Aherne, Patrick Kearney and James Aherne.
The Annual Sports at Dungourney were brought off with great success last Sunday in a well laid- out and very carefully prepared field close to the village. Beautiful weather favoured the fixture, which was very well patronised indeed not alone by the people of Dungourney, Clonmult, Midleton and surrounding districts, but by a large and very encouraging muster of cyclists and athletes as well, who helped to make the reunion this year the great success it proved to be. The Sports Committee left nothing undone to ensure success, and the different events were got through very satisfactorily and expeditiously. Mr, E, Aherne, the capable and efficient Hon. Sec. who acted in the capacity of handicapper and starter during the day, rendered great service, and the success of the meeting might be said to be in a great measure due to his well-directed efforts.
Cycle Road Race (Open Handicap), from Carrigtwohill to Dungourney . Distance 9 miles. James Hurley, Ballynoe, 4 mins. 1st; Maurice Browne, Knockanore, 3 mins. 2nd; Patrick Aherne, Knockanore, 3rd;. Also competed- D. Coughlan, Ladysbridge, E. McNamara, Carrigtwohill, P. Connors, Bilberry, W. Aherne, Dungourney, J. Mulcahy, Knockraha, W. Wilson, Ballincurrig. This was a good fast race throughout, and passing along by Midleton all the competitors were going strong and in nice order. The finish was excellent, Hurley securing a well-deserved victory by about half a minute. For the whole distance the roads were in splendid condition for cycling.
Marathon Road Race (Open Handicap), from the Cork road Bridge Midleton, to Dungourney. Distance, 5 miles. John Sullivan, Dungourney, 1st; J. Connors, Glendine, 2nd; James Aherne, Dungourney, 3rd; Also Ran; Timothy Dunlea, Mogeely, D, Foley, Killeagh, and Edmond Sullivan, Dungourney. This was a grand foot race, keenly tested the running abilities of the competing athletes, all of whom finished the journey in good time. Won by 30 yards; winner’s time, 33minutes.
880 Yards Boys Race; Michael Walsh, Dungourney, 1st: John Dennehy, Dungourney. 2nd: John Morton, Dungourney, 3rd: Ten ran. All finished.
One Mile (Open Handicap); J. Cotter, Carrigtwohill, 1st: P. Moore, Dungourney, 2nd: J. Connors, Templeboden, 3rd: Also ran, W. Foley, GarryLaurence, T. Walsh, Dungourney, J. Aherne, Knockanore, P. Cashman, Dungourney, W. Connell and Joe Keeffe. A good well contested race.
Pony Race (Open) for ponies under 14 hands. Distance about 1.5 miles over five hurdles- Mr. P. Devine’s, Popping Queen, 1st: Mr. D. O’Keeffe’s Madge, J. J. Barry,2nd: Mr. J. Collins White Star, W. Collins, 3rd: Also ran, Mr. P. Joyce’s Mountain Hare, J. Dempsey: Mr. J. Barry’s Make It Easy, J. Barry: J. McCarthy’s Sister Mac, J. Clifford: Mr. E. Drake’s Mermaid, P. Desmond: Mr. Feeney’s White Heather, R. Brennan: Mr. Burn’s Helena, James Keeffe. A good race won by several lengths.
100 Yards (Open Handicap) J. Coughlan, Knockanore, 1st: Thomas Godsil, Inch, 2nd:
880 Yards (Confined) Daniel Mahony, Dungourney, 1st: D. Rohan, Dungourney, 2nd: Timothy Sullivan, Dungourney 3rd: Also ran, P. Cashman and T. Walsh. A good race won by several yards.
Pony Race (Confined), for ponies under 14 hands. Distance about 1.5 miles, over five hurdles- Mr. Daniel O’Mahony’s Dark Rosaleen, J. Clifford 1st: Mr. T. Cullinane’s, Little Nell, Owner 2nd: Also Ran, Mr. D. Moore’s, Biddy McHugh, M. Desmond: Mr. P. Draddy’s Daisy, T. O’Keeffe: Mr. Colbert’s Blackpool, P. Colbert: Mr. Keeffe’s Magpie, J. Keeffe. A nice fast hurdle race, won by a length.
The Clay Pigeon Shooting contest was won by Mr. Whelan Dungourney with Mr. Hart second.