About Us

John Buckley Sports, Irelands first and longest established Running Specialist is a true Running store.


Specialising particularly in the needs of runners, walkers and triathletes. Established in Cork City in 1981 and founded and operated on years of experience. You will find all the expert advice and relevant products that you need.

We are uniquely positioned to address the needs of both experienced athletes and people new to the sport. In particular, for beginners, we sincerely recommend that you visit the store or call by telephone before selecting products, in particular your running shoes.



John Buckley

Store founder, is a former Irish International runner, having represented Ireland all over the world. John has held several Irish records and titles both as a Senior and Masters Athlete.

John has won European Masters Titles in both 10k and 25k Road and World Titles in 5000m and 10,000m Track, as well as 10,000m Cross Country. John is a three time All Ireland Senior Cross Country Champion.


Our Team

Mark Hanrahan

Mark has been part of our team since 2007, and is also a well established Irish International Athlete.

Conor Kavanagh

John’s Brother in-law – Joined the business in 1985 and is a keen walker and former runner.