Club Newsletter

What a day we had last Sunday.....longest day ever, but what fantastic results! JUNIORS GIRLS: Caoimhe Basquille 1st in 200m, Amy Howard 1st in 1500m and Aisling McCabe 3rd, Aisling Moore 3rd in HJ, Lynda Earls 4th in 60mH and Zoe Lematy 5th. BOYS: Padraig Lennon 2nd in 3K and Dylan Grimes Larkin 4th, Padraig also 2nd in 1500m & Dylan 5th, Jamie Cullen 3rd in 800m. RELAYS: Girls U14 1st team Ali Dawson Whelan, Bekki Mur...phy,Sinead O'Neill, Richael Browne and 2nd team Susie McParland, Lisa Dallaghan, Alannah O'Carroll, Hilary Gallagher, Boys U15 2nd team ( so close, same time as 1st place ) Conor Dempsey, Luke Donoghue, Scott Howard, Jamie Fallon, Girls U15 4th team Isabel Kenny, Rosa Kirwan, Richael Browne, Sinead O'Neill, Ara Freeman, Girls U17 3rd team Aisling Moore, Katy Conroy, Isobel O'Grady, Alisha Mullen, Girls U19 3rd team Lynda Earls, Amy Howard, Aoife Conroy, Zoe Lematy, Aisling McCabe. We had a number of other teams competing, many on the indoor track for the first time, who made us very proud with their great performances.  Girls U12 6th, U13 7th, 12th 15th, 3rd U14 team 12th, U18 5th and boys U16 6th. Well done everybody.......a great day's competition!
Over in the USA, Niamh Kearney is making a good start to her track season with a 10:39 in the 3k an a 2:19 in her 800m leg of the medley relay! Great going at this early point in the season, keep it up Niamh!
Greystones AC girls, Carol Costello, Sheelagh O’Malley, Clare Ryan, Fiona Byrne, Nicola Neve and Ann Prendrgast   all survived Hell & Back last Sunday up in Kilruddery and can’t wait for the next big challenge!
We have a good number on entries gone in for the Leinster Juvenile Indoors on the 18th/19th Feb. and we look forward to a great weekend of competition.
Best of Luck to our super U13 girls competing at the XC in Roscommon this weekend!
Good Luck also to everyone who qualified to compete in the Leinster Schools XC  next Wednesday!
Results that we know of from East Leinster’s XC……..there are several more! Club results: Seniors girls, Amy Howard 8th, Aoife Conroy 20th, Intermediate boys, Jamie Fallon 3rd, Padraig Lennon 8th. Junior boys, Luke Campion 2nd, Steven Diggin 4th. Minor girls, Sinead O'Neill 3rd, Richael Browne 8th, Alison Dawson Whelan 10th, Laura Fitzgerald 13th, Lisa Dallaghan 14th, Rebecca Murphy 27th, Susie McParland 40th. Sinead, Richael & Alison took the team silver, with Lisa and Laura on the bronze medal team! Great running guys!
Congratulations to all the Greystones AC athletes who ran so well at the first Fit4Life of 2012. Well done to all the prize winner, in particular our junior athletes, Jamie Lennon 3rd overall and 1st junior, Padraig Lennon 4th overall and 2nd junior, Dylan Grimes Larkin and Jamie Lennon not too far behind and Lynda Earls 3rd junior girl. Full results to follow!
The club shop will be open on Tues 14th Feb. from 6-7.30pm, to facilitate athletes needing gear for the Leinster competition and anyone else who wishes to purchase or order club gear. Alhletes must wear club singlet when competing at Leinster and National level.We have singlets, shorts, T-shirts, hoodies, tracksits and rain jackets. We also have a number of second-hand spikes for sale, at very reasonable prices!
Thank you to everyone for getting your reg/ins fees in on time and a huge ‘Thank You’ to all who helped out taking these registrations. We would appreciate it if the small number of new athletes who have started with the club since could get their forms filled out and fees paid asap, so that we can complete this process We only get a small amount of leeway before we have to get them in. Annual Fees remain at €30 for 1, €50 for 2, €70 for 3 and €90 for 4 or more family members!
 National ‘B’ XC is on Sun 5th Lough Key Co Roscommon  This event is open to all athletes born 1993 to 2001, who didn’t win a medal at National XC. This is the last race at 2011 ages.
 National Senior Indoors in  the Odyssey, Belfast Sat/Sun 11th/12th Feb.
 The next round of the XC League will be held in Roundwood of Fri Feb 24th at An Tochar, GAA centre. Registration at 5.45pm and we’ll be done and heading home by 7.30pm latest. All athletes U9/11/13/15  (born 1998 to 2004) are eligible to take part.
 Leinster Juvenile Indoors U12-U19, Nenagh Sat/Sun 18th/19th Feb 2012.
The club AGM will be held in Shoreline Sports Park (at the track) on Thursday 23rd Feb at 7pm.  Please make an effort to attend and see how our club is progressing and how we function on a day to day basis. We promise to keep it short and while we would love some new volunteers on the committee and the coaching staff, we promise not to put pressure on anyone to take jobs. We have about 250 juvenile members and a growing number of adults, so the place should be packed out!
Our Awards presentation for 2011, will take place in Shoreline Leisure Centre (swimming pool) on Sunday 11th March at 2pm. Like last year, there will be awards for Attendance, Attitude & Achievement, our usual awards for 5 year, 10 year membership, a number of Special Achievement awards and our Athlete of the Year! Light refreshments will be served after the presentations!
Please note that Greystones AC will once again be taking part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We hope that a large number of our athletes and coaches  will be available to walk with us in 2012…….an Olympic year!

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.