Club Newsletter

Another great weekend for Greystones AC with top performances and lots of medal winners and national qualifiers!
U18: Jamie Cullen 1st 1500m  in 4.22 and 2nd 800m  in2.04., Dylan Grimes Larkin 6th 1500 and 8th  800, Jakie lennon 7th 800m,  Lynda Earls: 2nd 60m Hurdles, 3rd 200m, 4th 60m, Zoe Lematy: 4th 200m, 6th 60m,  Amy Howard 4th 800m, 5th 1500m, Aoife Conroy 5th  300m.
U17: Padraig Lennon: 3rd 800m, in 2.15, 4th 1500m in 4.40.  Aisling Moore 3rd 60mH, 5th HJ. Isobel O’Grady 5th 1500m
U16: Lorcan Lalor: 2nd 60mH, 5th 60m Katy Conroy; 8th 800m
U15: Conor Dempsey 2nd 60m, 60mH and long jump, Jamie Fallon 3rd long jump, 6th 60m, Scott Howard 2nd 800m in 2.20, Steven Diggin 9th and Luke Donoghue 14th. Rosa Kirwan 5th in HJ and she also made the 60mH final
U14: Sinead O'Neill 4th 800m, Richael Browne 7th, Alison Dawson 8th, Lisa Dallaghan 9th (4 of the 9 finalists from Greystones. . . a great achievement), Susie McParland 15th, Becky Murphy 20th, Alannah O’Carroll 21stRichael also made the sprint finaland finished 8th with becky 9th, Alannah 13th, Alison  17th, Lisa 18th, Sinead 19th, susie 22nd, and Sophie Boylan 24th  In the HJ Lisa was 6th and Becky 7th . Cian Baldwin 10th 60m, 13th 800m.
U13: Alana Ryan 4th 60m (great 1st indoor race)
U12: Sophie Nicholson 4th 600m in 2.03 (great 1st indoor race)
There were many more fine performances from our other club athletes!

Well done also to everyone who competed in the Leinster Schools XC  recently
Results that we know of are: Intermediate boys, Jamie Fallon 5th, Junior boys, Luke Campion 12th, Steven Diggin 15th. Junior girls, Rosa Kirwan 46th. Minor girls, Sinead O'Neill 20th, Richael Browne 25th, Alison Dawson Whelan 27th, Laura Fitzgerald 38th Lisa Dallaghan 52nd, Anna Hayes 54th, Rebecca Murphy 55th, Zoe O’Donnell 57th, Aoife McDonnell 78th, Great running guys!

Round 2 of the Fit4Life series is a 3 mile race, on Wed 29th Feb. in Rathdrum. Check-in from 7pm at St. Colman’s Hospital with race starting at 7.30pm. Adult training continues Mon/Wed at 8.30pm and Wed/Fri at 10am.

The first batches of registration cards for 2012 have arrived and will be given out at training. Once again these cards entitle the athlete to a 10% discount at Woodies. If you were a little late paying your fees or you are a new athlete, your card may not have arrived yet. These will be available shortly and we will let you know when they arrive.

 The next round of the XC League will be held in Roundwood on this 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. No training for younger groups due to this event. Normal training for group 1 athletes, who are not taking part in this XC.
 Round 2 of the Fit4Life series is a 3 mile race, on Wed 29th Feb. in Rathdrum. Check-in from 7pm at St. Colman’s Hospital with race starting at 7.30pm.
 National Juvenile Indoors take place on March 24th/25th/ 31st, All events are in Nenagh this year. Events that concern us: 24th 60m, 300/400m, 1500m heats. 25th 60mH, LJ U15, 1500m finals, 31st 200m, 800m with the relays on Sun. 1st April.

The club AGM will be held in Shoreline Sports Park (at the track) on this 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!                     Please let coaches know immediately, if you intend to be part of the club group at the parade!

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.