Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Michael 'Curley' Cunningham ...RIP

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Michael 'Curley' Cunningham ...RIP

Michael 'Curley' Cunningham RIP...


I was saddened to hear today that Mike Cunningham of Mooreabby Milers AC has passed away. Known to everyone as 'Curley', Mike was a regular on the racing scene and competed in races in Cork and all over Ireland.

I remember racing against Mike in a 50k race in Portumna a few years ago and I just couldn't match his pace as he finished first that day and I finished second. It was only after the race finished that I learned that he can taken part in a 10k race the evening before!

Mike was a quiet guy and was certainly one of the nicest people you could hope to meet on the race scene. Up to recently, he was involved in nearly everything...5k parkruns to mountain runs to marathons and ultras. I believe at one time he was part of an Irish masters team that took part in a mountain running competition in Slovenia / Italy.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

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8 comments:

Colin O'Herlihy said...

Incredibly sad news. A true gentleman, and a great runner. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues at this time. May he rest in peace. On behalf of Eagle AC.

Haille said...

R.I.P Mike's love of running was endless.

Rory O Neill said...

An absolute legend and unsung hero

Anonymous said...

Deepest sympathies to his family + all those who loved him so much, and to his running comrades.

Michael Ryan said...

A true gentleman, he will be missed. He made you feel good every time you met him at a race. R.I.P.
Michael Ryan, Dundrum A.C.

Anonymous said...

A man I often battled with. Ar deis De go raibh an anim dilis. A true gentleman

Anonymous said...

Met Mike at lots of races over the past 5-6 years and trained a bit with him around the track at UL. Always enjoyed his company and quiet, polite manner. He absolutely loved running and was quite a good one too. Sympathies to his family and friends. Will be sadly missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis go deo.

Noel Berkeley said...

Sad news indeed. Mike was a great competitor who lived for the sport