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Greystones Athletic Club is centred at the heart of the community and caters for all athletes young and old, beginners to internationals. Whether you just want to stay fit or compete at the highest level we are able to help. We have a large number of experienced, qualified and enthusiastic coaches who instruct a number of training groups including; Little Athletics, Fit4life, Road Running and specialist coaching groups for endurance, sprints, hurdles, throws and jumps. The club currently competes in a number of competitions from County to International level and we're sure we have something for you!
Club Motto: Nobody said it was easy
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Daniel earns Irish Vest!
Following his recent success at the National Championships, Daniel Quirk was in action again today at the Tailteann Games in Santry. Representing Leinster schools this time, his jump of 6.21 has just earned him his first Irish Vest!
Daniel has just added Silver in the Triple Jump, so now gets to represent Ireland in both events!
Greystones & District AC
The National Combined Events on Sat. 21st Aug. brought the 2021 Juvenile Track & Field season to a close and what a season it has been for Greystones AC’s Daniel Quirk. Despite all the Covid breaks in & limitations to training and competing during 2020/2021, Daniel continued to put the hard work in and it certainly paid off.
Juvenile athletes were restricted to a maximum of two individual events this year and Daniel selected the Long Jump & the 250m Hurdles as his chosen events.
His Leinster Championships in Carlow got off to a great start when he won the U16 Long Jump with a new PB (personal best) of 6.18m. He was back the following week to take a second Gold in the 250m Hurdles, qualifying him for both events at the National Championships in August.
In torrential rain on the worst Friday night of the summer, Daniel ran a fantastic 250m Hurdles putting in a powerful finish off the final hurdle to take the first of his U16 National Gold medals. On Sunday he was back for the Long Jump where he collected his second Gold medal with another new PB of 6.24m.
The 2 week gap before the National Combined Events gave Daniel a chance to get some extra practice in on the Sprint Hurdles, High Jump & Shot Putt before the final competition of the season. Combined Events is always a long day, but Daniel was ready for his 5 events and started the day with a great win in the Sprint Hurdles where he stormed to victory. This was soon followed by another win in the Long Jump where he again set a new PB of 6.38m, steadily improving with every competition. On to the Shot Putt next, where he added yet another PB of 11.84m.
A 2 hour break here and then warm up all over again for the final two events of the day. Next was the High Jump, where he fell a little short of his PB but scored very valuable points, leaving him leading the field as they lined up for the final event of the day, the 800m (his least favourite event) A huge effort was needed here to secure the Gold and boy, did he dig deep! Settling in to the middle of the pack he ran a very steady first lap, staying well in contention. Once through the bell at 400m, he started to move up through the pack and really turned on the speed with 200m to go, running stride for stride with club-mate Tom McCarthy to cross the line with another new PB of 2 min19 sec giving him more than enough points to take the Gold medal and finish his season with a 100% success rate! Well done Daniel!