Dublin Bay Running Club  


Welcome to Dublin Bay Running Club

Sunday 21st, April


Greetings all ! Dublin Bay Running Club is open for membership, membership for 2019 is just €75

For this €75, you get registered with Athletics Ireland, you get to be part of one of the best clubs in running, trained by a top coach, who has too many accolades to mention and will guide you to become the runner that you want to be. You also get one of the much sought after DBRC running tops.

We cater for runners from beginners to Ultra marathon runners, everyone is welcome and encouraged, we believe in the power of running and in the power of positive encouragement, so come and join us and be part of one of the most exciting running clubs in Ireland.

Training is every Tuesday evening, with multiple sessions available to suit all levels. Thursday evening is an open running session and we have a trail run for all levels every Saturday morning.

New for 2019, we will be taking part in Tri events, many of our members are involved in tri and Ironman events and will be training together this year and travelling to take part in events, so if you are interested in adding these disciplines to your training, or your looking for some tri training partners then why not join us.

Our club takes part in events all over the country and around the globe, a large group have just returned from a very successful and enjoyable trip to Lanzarote for the marathon, half marathon and 10K .

Sign up at dublinbayrunners.ie (on this website !)


WEEKLY UPDATE Tuesday 16th of April 2019 


What a week ! So much to tell, where do I begin? At the start I guess, are you sitting comfortably? 


Thursday brought Captain Toms team to Santry for the Mc Donald Cup 4 miler in the Grand Prix Series. George was alone with the ladies taking on all comers and we had some fine track performances. George had his pocket picked right at the end and finished a fine second place. Congrats and well done to ..

George Brady (2nd)  Maura Shaughnessy,  Sinead Morrisey,  Carmel Ward,  Siobhan Mulvey.  (no times published yet).


The weekend brought the Great Ireland 10k, parkrun, the Connemara full and 1/2, the Paris Marathon, the Crawley 24 hour and the Wexford Festival of Running endurnace events.


Connemara 1/2 Maura Shaughnessy 1/53/29

Connemara full Dino Higgins  3/30/03  (35th) 


Paris Marathon

Tom Reynolds  3/22/46


Crawley 24 hour

Alaistair Higgins retired at 174km  15h 51m  Well done on a fine efort in freezing conditions. Alaistair was presented with his Spartathlon Trophy at this event.

Wexford Fesival of Running.

Results no published yet but sooo many trophies!

Tom Cassidy 24hour event 92km  3rd place.  Rex Brillantes 200 km in the 24hour (2nd) Rolando Espina 217 km 1st place  Tracy Flannagan came first in the hour event and Anne Jennings  was 2nd in the 24 hour event at 105 miles! Anne Marie Daly clocked up 100km + ! 

Fab performances, Hope to tidy up these results later !


Great Ireland 10k, fab running from...

Richard Deeny 40/50  Gary ODaly 46/11  Colin Dooan 51/24 

Niamh ODaly 56/02  Stephen Mullin 55/05  Charles ODuffy 56/18 

Siobhan Mulvey  57/33  



Annes Park  Gregory O' Beirne 22/58   Kevin Greene  24/58 

Brickfields Siobhan McNamara 21/43  FIRST LADY *** 

Collins Park Martina Harte  24/33  (7f)  Ann Mc Donnell  26/21  (11f)  Jennifer Sharkey 28/03  (16f)

River Valley  Keith Kirwan  34/32

Corkargh  Mark Conlon  25/04

Royal Canal  Gary ODaly 21/45  Niamh ODaly 27/20


And Monday brought the Boston Marathon !

Three great results from members, zuper congrats in thsi iconic race.

Ger Copeland  2/50/33

Stephen Egan  3/23/01

Caroline Hynes  4/41/00 


Mark Conlon and Barry Casserly continue to run a mad number of marathons each day in aid of homless charities, best of luck guys and well done on wonderful work !


I hope we haven't missed anything, if we have let me know ! Everyone deserves a shout out and recognition.

A big congrats and well done to all who got out there and did their thing, keep us posted so we can tell the world! 


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Weekly Roundup Monday 8th April 2019 


Plenty of stats for you ! Lots going on ! Thanks to all those who let us know, if we don't know, we can't shout about it ! 


Marathon News.

Congrats to Eva  Tomonyiczka at the Rotterdam marathon 4/14/36 and Mark Messitt with a stonkin' 3/07/45 in the Manchester marathon over the weekend. A big shout out also to Barry Casserly and Sharon Connell Wilders for strong runs at the EAMS marathon up north on Saturday.  


10 Mile Lahinch Co Clare.   Maura Shaughnessy   1/19/54    Well done on a hard hilly course !


Maynooth 10k. Gary ODaly and Niamh ODaly (times to follow)


There was a big atendance at the Temple Street One day of Running at Avondale. great results!

20 mile  Gary Reinhardt 2/33/00 (1st place)

10 mile Caroline Hynes 1/22/00 (1st place)  Suzanne Colgan 1/23/00 (2nd)  Gary Power  1/25/00 (3rd)  Linda Colgan 1/34/00  (4th) 

5 Mile Dashe Jordan 51/59


parkrun !

Hartstown  Gary ODaly 23/22  Niamh ODaly 27/13

Annes Park Kevin Greene 24.17 Gregory O'Beirne 30/40

Malahide Siobhan Mulvey  27/13

Marlay Park Anthoy Sheridan 20/08

Corkagh Park Colin Doolan 28/00

Colins Park Orla Malone 26/00


Finally two big shout outs to Tata Neri and Sinead Morrirrissey both doing fab and pushing themselves to the limit in the Tri at Portlaoise ! Congrats and well done.


So a big congrats and well done to all who got out there and did their thing, keep us posted so we can tell the world! 


Next event up after training on Tuesday is the 4 miler ar Santry Stadium on Thursday, come on down and run/ support/count laps / throw wet sponges, or get out and attend TRAINING ! :) 


You all look fantatstic ! 


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Monday 1st of April 2019.


You wait all week for a running event and a whole pile come together ! 😊

Quite a week/weekend again !


Thursday saw round 1 of the 2019 Grand Prix series at Santry Stadium. Captain Tom Cassidy lined up with a slightly weakened but none the less impressive team and results were delivered.

Frank White Cup 5 miles.

George Brady 29/55  (First place). 

Tom Cassidy 35/23 

Carmel Ward 36/09 (PB) 

Maura Shaughnessey 36/47 (PB) 

Kevin Greene 40/48 PB

Siobhan Mulvey 41/58 PB


Friday saw the start of the Dublin to Belfast Ultra and the Belfast to Dublin to Belfast return Ultra. DBRC were represented in both events. Charles O’Duffy took on the daunting task of the return ultra. Sadly it wasn’t to be and Charles had to pull up at 78 miles but a fine effort nonetheless. 

In the Dublin to Belfast (107 miles) we were represented by Joe Cole and Gregory O’Beirne. Never having run more than 50k, both had a super run coming in with impressive times. Joe was 15th in 25h 56m 00s and Greg 16th in 26h 22m 07s.   Both Joe and Greg are extremely grateful to their crew, members Helen Smith, Maura Shaughnessy and Ger Copeland. Tom Cassidy gladly pitched in and helped along the way and thanks go to all other members who supported along the route, this was a total team effort in the best spirit of the club and well done to all.  DBRC have a great record in this race, a savage event on open roads, with 4 finishers last year including 1st place.




And whilst this was still going on, Saturday brought parkrun!

Navan.         Katherine Marsh 23/33  (1st Lady)  (7th)

St Andrews  Darrell reamsbottom 19/58 (9th)

Malahide      Siobhan Mulvey  27/29

Marlay          John O Mahony   22/19

Athlone  Gary ODaly  22/04 10th  Niamh ODaly 28/27 (12f)

Collins Park Kevin Greene  24/33

Bushy Park  Anthony Sheridan  20/12 (11th)


Overseas, Stephen Butler came 2nd in the Lebanon peacekeepers 5k.


Well done and see you home soon!




Sunday brought us the Dunboyne 10k. 

More excellent results and more pbs !

Maura Shaughnessy 47/19 (PB)

Jenny Bowers 47/40 (PB)

Caroline Hynes 48/44

Dashe Jordan 1/00/33 (PB)



Well done all and keep us posted on your results and adventures and keep up the training !  


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 DBRC  5 mile at Howth 2018 Chaela Gonda mem.

2018 Chaela Gonda 5 Miler






Full membership is €75 which includes AAI affiliation & one club top. 
It's still €50 if you are a student or if you are unemployed !


Our club motto - “Me, We!”

Me, we.” by Muhammad Ali is the shortest poem recognised by Oxford University. Ali used it to sum up his career, as in there can be no “me” without “we” – the support of his family, his friends and his fans. It's same with our club...we only succeed when we work together.

The latest club news can be found here.

Through the East of Ireland Marathon Series, Dublin Bay Running Club aims to make running events such as 10kms, half marathons, full mararthons and ultra marathons affordable and convienient for the runners of Ireland. We aim to promote marathon running and to make the process as stress free and enjoyable as possible. All courses will be measured to full AAI standards and have a minimum of 10 Entrants. The races will be self sufficent to a degree although there will be a limited supply of water available on the day. There will be no extra frills like chip timing and finish gantrys. This is to keep the price down and keep the races as affordable as possible. Information on upcoming races can be found here

Committee Members


Chairperson - Ger Copeland

Vice Chairperson - Deirdre O'Malley

Secretary - John O'Mahony

Treasurer - Gary Seery

Welfare Officer - Colin Doolan

Acting PR Officer - Colin Doolan Webpage Gregory O'Beirne / Dashe Jordan

Head Trainer - Ger Copeland



Contact us here.