Category Archives: Sport

Sporting events that Balooz have attended, either participating or to photograph and film.

PJ Doherty Romps to victory in the Case Cup

PJ Doherty Romps to victory in the Case Cup which he played against Marc O Hare on Tuesday evening the 25 of April 2023. Marc a newcomer to the sport had taken the club by storm this year. Apparently surprising a few of the honoured club members by trouncing them on his way to this years final on his first try.

On the night though there was a bit of a bother with a hump in the middle of the hall that effected the players greatly. Luckily for Doherty with his years of experience and the defending champion his skill shone through and he took an overwhelming victory. It was not until the end of the match that Marc could get his end away, when he managed to get back three points and save some of his pride.

A great night out the crowd had plenty of fun, especially tucking into the chocolate and toffee biscuits at the end.

The club is now on its summers break, the players have a few months of well earned rest to recover from a hard winters battling it out on the astro greens.

Watch a video of the final here below

PJ Doherty Romps to victory in the Case Cup

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Eyeries 5 Mile Run November 2022

Eyeries 5 mile Run November 2022 started promptly at 14:30

Watch a video in 4k here Below

With the downhill start the pace was quick and by the time the runners had left Eyeries and made it to the main road.

Anthony Mannix from Cork Track Club and Donal Coakley from Leevale AC had a bit of a gap.

They were closely followed by the second group which included Aoife Cooke and Nick Hogan.

By the time the leading pair of Anthony and Donal had reached the half way point it seemed clear that Anthony was the stronger of the two on the uphill sections.

Fortunately for Donal, he was quicker on the difficult downhill parts and managed to catch Anthony each time.

It was a blustery day which made the conditions a bit tougher for all the runners.

By the time they had reached the three mile mark Anthony had a clear lead.

However Donal dug deep and managed to claw his way back level with Anthony.

Once he regained his position, he powered on through on a downhill section and took a ten second lead.

Donal ran into the village of Eyeries with a clear lead and took the finish at 27 Minutes

Anthony followed him 30 seconds later.

Nick Hogan made a strong pull and came in at third spot, followed closely by the first lady Aoife Cooke from Eagle AC

Eyeries 5 Mile Run November 2022

The results from the race were

Aoife Cooke Eagle AC 1st

Rosaleen MacKeowan Leevalley AC 2nd

Rachel Hawker Kenmare AC 3rd


Donal Coakley Leevale AC 1st

Anthony Mannix Cork Track Club 2nd

Nick Hogan 3rd

Thanks to all the runners for coming to Eyeries for the race and we hope to see you all again next year

Allihies 5 Mile Run 2020

Allihies 5 Mile Run 2020 took place to day with a full field of competitors. Two laps of the new course due to the sink hole closing down the old circuit. I almost forgot all about it.

Photos of nearly all runners below.

1st Place – Gary Scully

2nd Place – Shane Scully

3 Place – Kristaps Liepins

1st Place Woman – Lizzie Lee

2nd Place Woman – Rosaleen Mackeown

3rd Place Woman – Nina Murphy


Allihies 5 Mile Run 2020