Greystones AC News

Greystones AC


Greystones AC have more gold than Fort Knox following the recent County Track and Field Championships held in Shoreline Leisure Sports Park, in Charlesland over the weekend. Our club proved that they had an abundance of talent over all events and age groups, as the club took home over 100 medals in all age categories, from under 8’s right through to Senior.

Our club had over 80 athletes taking part in the championships over the weekend, with nearly everyone coming home with a medal and producing fine performances to boot ,in the fine weather. At U8 Kerrie Maguire, Erin O’Brien, Sophie Dallaghan, Lachlan Walker, Ronan

Dempsey, U9 Alice O’Neill, Adam Whitten, U10 Katie Lawless, Frances Dallaghan, Claudia Randles, Alison Pluck, Ciara Shortt, Ella Curtis,Thea McLoughlin, Piers O’Connor, U11 Niamh Redford, Aisling Dalby, Rachel Whitten, Shauna Dillane, Aoife McTague, Catherine Casey, Louis Lalor,  Jamie Maguire, Liam Lupton Smith, U12 Susie McParland, Lisa Dallaghan, Richael Browne, Alannah O’Carroll, Aoife McDonnell, Rebecca Murphy, Alison Dawson Whelan, Hilary Gallagher, Sinead O’Neill, Laura Kelly, Sophie Boylan, Cian Baldwin, Eric Dalby, Daniel Pluck, Louis O’Connor, U13 Rosa Kirwan, Sadhbh Redford, Anna Hayes, Isobel Kenny, Conor Dempsey, Luke Donoghue, Scott Howard, Jamie Fallon, Matthew Malone, Alan Keane, U14 Lorcan Lalor, Cillian Browne, U15 Aisling Moore, Siofra O’Donnell, Isobel O’Grady, Hugo O’Connor, Ronan Brady, U16 Amy Howard, Lara Dawson Whelan, Naomi Kenny, Claire Foley, Aisling McCabe, Eoin Taggart, U17 Claire Fox,  U18 Caoimhe Basquille, Jack Commons, Ian O’Beirne, Jack Phelan, U19 Laura Boylan, Niamh Kearney, Ellie Hartnett, Aisling McGee, Ferdia Kenny, Cormac Hanlon, Davey Downey, Sean Ryder, Senior  Ciara Stuart, Joanne Pluck, Pauline Dallaghan, Theresa Kinane, Eithne Dalby, Laura O'Neill,  Ryan Montgomery, Eamonn Whelan, Michal Niemczak, Dave Emmerson, Ronan Kearney. All competed with distinction.

Congratulations to all the coaches and athletes for the success over the weekend and to all who helped make the championships happen. Full results will follow. 


The week also saw Laura Boylan, Amy Howard, Claire Fox, Ferdia Kenny, Caoimhe Basquille, Ellie Hartnett. Niamh Kearney, Davey Downey and Sean Ryder  all qualify from East Leinster in their Schools events, to take part in the Leinster Schools on the weekend of the 22nd of May. Cormac Hanlon qualified from West Leinster schools also. These events saw Caoimhe Basquille equalling her PB of 1m67cm in the High Jump.  Saturday night saw Niamh Kearney and Ellie Hartnett competing in the Irish Milers Club 800m and recording times of 2min 12 and 2min 18 respectively. It was a very positive week for the club.


This Friday night there will be a coaching session on the track for the Talanted Athlete Squad Top coaches are being brought in and any athlete from age 14 up and all coaches are invited to join in for a nominal charge of €5. Events covered: Sprints, Hurdles, Middle Dist, HJ, LJ, Jav, SP and introduction to Hammer.

Please let us know if you wish to attend, as numbers may have to be limited. TAS athletes also need to let us know if they are attending.


The turnout for the AGM was very small, but we did elect a new club committee and  fund-raising and social committees. Details can be found on the web-site.


Entries for the Leinster relays are now overdue. Anyone who has not given their name and wishes to take part, needs to contact Theresa this evening, as I need to get them in immediately. As the competition is here in Greystones, we expect to have teams in all catagories, so please make an effort to take part.


I also need names for the pairs competition on 29th May. List 3 events in order of choice and we will do our best to give you your top choices. 60/80m sprint, 500/600m, long jump, ball throw. The U12’s have high jump, shot putt and hurdles as well.


Upcoming events


Venue & Time


Age Group

Fit4LifeMile Challenge

Track 7.30pm

Fri 21st May

Open to all

Leinster Relays

Greystones 11.30am

Sun 23rd May


Pairs/U12 Champs

Tullamore 10am

Sat 29th May

U9/10/11 pairs+U12

Leinster Jun/U23

Tullamore 12 o’clock

Sun 30th May

U17 –U23

Leinster Champs

Tullamore 10 am

Sat/Sun 19/20th June


Bray Competition

Pres Grounds 6pm

Tues 22nd June

All ages




Forest Feast Launch with GAC 2015


Selection of Relay Teams



8th June - Leinster Combined Events Championships - Tullamore Harriers


9th June - Leinster Juvenile Relay Championships - Tullamore Harriers


15th & 16th June - Juvenile U14-U19 Championships - Tullamore Harriers


Closing dates for entries.