During our history the club has produced some outstanding athletes here are a few
All Ireland Javelin Bronze medallist
I Started off athletics as an inexperienced 9yr old, I would never have imagined reaching national standard. Focusing mainly on long distance running growing up, I competed in County and Munster cross county and track competitions, winning some medals. After a knee injury, I began experimenting with long jump and javelin, and since then I have never looked back.
In 2018 I reached my first ever National competition for long jump. This was a new level of competition for me, something I wasn’t use to, so it was a huge learning experience. Since then I have gotten many County and Munster medals for long jump and javelin, including the title of u18 Munster Champion for javelin.
After this win, I was picked for the javelin Munster Performance Squad, where I gained even more knowledge and increased my skill for javelin. 2019 was the year that showed me that all my hard work had paid off. I qualified for the Outdoor National Championships and won my first National medal for javelin. I was delighted with my performance and extremely proud of all the work I had put in to achieve this medal!
Half Marathon winner and Ultra Marathon runner
Keith joined the club in 2011 as part of its Fit4life section. Since joining the club has had significant success both in Ireland and abroad. While on a work trip Keith won the Atlanta half marathon after entering it to help prepare for the Dublin marathon.
In 2018 Keith completed a multi day race in the Amazon Rainforest, Peru. During this race Keith had to carry all of his supplies including food and a hammock to sleep in. The 2018 race was Keith’s second attempt after he had to pull out on the last day in 2015 race but he refused to be beaten.
Mark O Neill
Mark O Neill joined Ballincollig AC in 2010 and has since covered over 1500 miles in running events such as 150+ parkruns, half marathons, Cork to Cobh runs and numerous local running events.
2010 Munster Athlete of the year
In 2010 Gearóid was awarded the Munster Athlete of the year for his performance in Shot, Discus, 56lb weight for distance and hammer.