It is with deep regret that we have heard of the passing of Michael “Curley” Cunningham RIP. Michael who was known to all as Curley was a member of Bilboa Athletic Club for a number of years. He was a national and international runner born in Cappamore. He commenced his training for a marathon and within a few short months had completed his first ever race which was the Dublin City Marathon. Unlike many runners who stick to a particular distance, Curley was seen at any kind of a race from 5k to 50k. He was passionate about his running and loved the thrill of competition. Curley got a podium or category prize in approximately 90% of the races he ran every year. He was gentle, mild mannered with time to talk to everyone. After a few years running with Bilboa he started some mountain running with his friend Tom Blackburn and moved to Mooreabbey Milers who catered for runners who trained together to develop the specific skills needed for mountain running. Curley trained every day to achieve his high level of performance. The running world had considerable respect and praise for Curley. We all want to say how proud we are of our local legend Mike “Curley” Cunningham. Our sincere condolences to Maire, his parents, brothers, sisters and close friends. The running world has lost a legend.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam dílis.
2017 registrations for juvenile athletes takes place in Bilboa AC clubhouse Friday 6th January 7-8pm. Registration forms can be downloaded here. juvenile-registration-form-2017
2017 registrations for senior athletes takes place in Bilboa AC clubhouse Monday 9th January 8pm. Registration forms can be downloaded here. bilboa-ac-registration-2017
Juvenile training is going indoors every Friday night in November.
Starting this Friday the 4th of November training will be held in the hall in Cappamore. There is a charge of €2 per child to cover the hire of the hall. Training from 7-8pm.
Well done to Cathal Gleeson and Barry O Brien who ran the Ballycotton 10 Mile posting great times of 69:48 and 69:10.Ger Griffen,Mike Cunningham,Barry O Brien,Cathal Gleeson
Well done to Declan Moore who came 2nd in the Milford Hospice 10k last Sunday the 31st January