Who We Are
Togher Athletic Club was founded in 1967. Our aim is to provide Coaching and Competition for athletes of all ages regardless of their ability and their ambitions for the sport.
Throughout the years, our club has produced Cork, Munster and All-Ireland winning champions both in team and individual categories across a wide range of athletic disciplines. Our current members are actively racing on track, road and cross country from local events to national events to international events including the Olympics. Just check out some of the recent articles in the news feed to see!
Recently, Togher A.C. has introduced a Fit4Life section to the club in conjunction with Aprés-Run Cork. This allows us to cater for people with no athletic experience who would like to get fit in a relaxed, encouraging environment.
Whatever your ambitions, Togher Athletics club can help you to succeed. Why not contact one of our coaches or committee members below, and give us a chance to see what our fantastic club can do for you.
Comittee and Coaches
Coach John Hayes is a long-time stalwart of Togher A.C.. He has been coaching in the club for nigh-on twenty years, and has great experience of the sport. Well known around the Cork running scene, he was also the first coach to Olympian Robert Heffernan. Currently, Mr Hayes is coaching the ladies section of the club, and is all the time looking for new runners to take under his wing. He can be reached on (021) 496 1107
Coach Steven Macklin has been involved with Douglas Community School and the Junior and Juvenile sections of Togher A.C. for the past 8 years. Steven is also the Athletics Ireland regional development officer for Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary. Steven has coached All-Ireland winning athletes and teams in both cross country and track, one of whom is currently on athletics scholarship in Iona College, New York. Steven can be contacted at email@example.com.
Claire Dunne is the contact person for the Fit4Life section of Togher A.C.. Claire is always welcoming new members to her group Aprés-Run Cork, which provides a place for people to meet other active people with an interest in running or an intention to start! Claire can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club Secretary Aidan Hartnett is the current co-ordinator of the Senior mens section of the club. Himself a marathon runner, he arranges the meeting time for the Sunday long-run at Blackrock village (and the post-run coffee, very important!). Aidan can be contacted on 087 643 6897 or email@example.com.