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The Edge Sports Blackwater Sprint Triathlon

The Edge Sports Blackwater Sprint Triathlon is on in Fermoy on August 11th. It’s now open for entry for individuals and relays through This year we will be hosting three separate events on the day. These will be an Olympic distance triathlon, a sprint distance triathlon and once again this year there will also… Read More »

The Cork City Marathon.

The Cork City Marathon took place on Sunday the 2nd of June in Cork. There was also a half marathon event available on the day and a team relay race. The Blackwater Triathlon Club was represented in all three events. Bernard ‘Barney’ Kiernan and Dave Bartley both did the marathon, along with over a thousand… Read More »


The 13th edition of Tri Athy took place in Athy, Co. Kildare on Saturday the 1st June. This is a very popular popular event on the tri calendar and attracts a large number of athletes each year. The event offers four different options to triathletes, I-Try, Sprint, Olympic and Double Olympic. Blackwater Tri Club was… Read More »

Hillfest Duathlon

The June bank Holiday weekend was the 6th year of the Hillfest festival in Watergrasshill. An initiative of the Watergrasshill Community and National School association, Hillfest is an opportunity for clubs in the local area to work together, hold an event and raise much needed funds for the local community and their charity partner, Pieta… Read More »

The Rebel Plunge

The 4rd annual Rebel Plunge open water swim took place on Sunday the 9th of June as the last event of the Cork Harbour Festival. The Swim was 3.8km downstream from Port of Cork to Blackrock Village.  294 brave souls entered the water at 5p.m. on Sunday evening with the Blackwater Triathlon Club providing 11… Read More »

The Schull Fastnet Triathlon

Blackwater Triathlon Club had five members taking part in the Brosnan’s Centra Fastnet Triathlon which took place in Schull on Saturday the 8th of June. Now in its 15th year, the Fastnet Triathlon is one of the longest established sprint distance triathlons in Ireland with a reputation for being among the best organised sprint events in the… Read More »

The 3rd Great Blackwater Swim is CANCELLED

It is with great regret, The 3rd Great Blackwater Swim is CANCELLED: After swimming the Great Blackwater Swim route yesterday we have no choice but to cancel this swim on safety grounds. There is enough depth to swim it, however since the weir has broken the flow of the river up by Castlehyde has increased and changed.… Read More »

The Bulman to Trident Swim

On Saturday May the 18th, four Blackwater Triathlon Club members took part in the first event of the year on the Munster open water calendar. The Bulman to Trident swim across Kinsale harbour started at 4pm on Sunday and amongst the brave souls taking to the rather cool harbour were Mary Collins, Dave Mulcahy, Declan… Read More »

West Cork Double 10k

Most people head to West Cork for some rest and relaxation, but on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of May, Blackwater Triathlon Club member, Conor McCarthy, had other ideas. On the Saturday he completed the Roscarberry Surf Turf and Tar 10k run and then, for good measure, the next day he also took… Read More »

The Ring of Beara Cycle.

The Ring of Beara charity cycle attracted over 4,000 cyclists to the hills of West Cork and Kerry last Saturday, the 25th of May. The Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare is an initiative undertaken by Kenmare Marketing and Events Group. Castletownbere Community Hospital, Castletownbere Day Centre and Kenmare Family Resource centre will once again be… Read More »