AWARDS PRESENTATION FOR 2011
As you all know by now, our Awards presentation for 2011, will take place in Shoreline Leisure Centre (swimming pool) on Sunday 11th March at 2pm. The coaches are very busy sorting out the awards at present and like last year, there will be awards for Attendance, Attitude & Achievement, our usual awards for 5 year, 10 year membership, Special Achievement awards and our Athlete of the Year! Goodie bags for the athletes and Tea/Coffee for the adults after the presentations! Do come along and join in the celebrations!
The Club Shop will be open in the hall, before and after the Awards presentation, for anyone who wishes to purchase any club gear!
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Names are urgently needed from athletes intending to walk with the club in the parade this year.
Greystones AC - with almost 200 members is one of the largest atheltic clubs in the Country and we want to make sure everybody knows it! As this is an Olympic year, it is a very important
year for athletics and a year when we should all be making a big effort to promote our own Club.
We need to show that the Club has members of all ages and we would really appreciate it, if all age groups could be there on the day. All our younger athletes really take their lead from the older ones and it would be really good if the older (teenage / young adults) members could help out and show good example to our younger athletes. Please let coaches know immediately if you want to play your part and support your club!
Please wear your Club Hoodie, Singlet, Tracksuit, Rainjacket or T-shirt for the parade, if you have one. If not, please come dressed in Red. If wearing a T-shirt or singlet, make sure you have something warm on underneath!
The club’s AGM took place on Thursday 23rd Feb. Please see web-site for list of officers elected. at 7pm.
Congratulations to High jumper Pippa Rogan who was presented with the National Star Award for Wicklow, last Sat. night. Pippa had a fantastic year jumping, winning both the Leinster and National juvenile titles and she was selected to represent Ireland on two occasions. She has had a busy time lately, collecting several star awards for her super performances. Pippa has also made a great start to 2012 with a 2nd place in the Senior Indoors in Belfast. looks like another good year ahead for her!
LEINSTER SCHOOLS XC
Best of Luck to Jamie Cullen, Steven Diggin and Luke Campion who compete in the All Ireland Schools XC next Saturday in Galway! We’ll keep you posted on how they go!
Well done to the Greystones gang, AJ Cotter, Jackie Patrick, Elaine Attridge, Maria Byrne, Paul Byrne, Orla Caffrey, who took part in Round 2 of the Fit4Life League in Rathdrum last Wed. night.
Well done also to our ‘Runamuck’ girls, Carol Costello, Sheelagh O’Malley and Claire Ryan………Superwomen!
Round 3 will be a set of mile races in the Greystones track. The Adults races kick off as usual at 7.30, with registration from 7.00. Entry is €5, with the usual refreshments and prizegiving afterwards. The timetable will be as follows:
Kids Races (under 12s): at 6.50, 7.00, 7.10, 7.20 Entry fee for the Kids races is €2.
7.40 Sub 5.30
7.50 8mins +
Children U12 may take part in the adult competition if they wish, provided they pay appropriate fee and take part in their correct time grade. Also, any competitors who are clearly sandbagging will be removed from their race!! (Ie do not run in the 8min+ if you know you can do a 6min mile!!!).
Well done also to all who took part in Round 2 of the XC League in Roundwood. Dates will be set at the meeting on Tues. night next, for the rest of the rounds. Certs for Round 2 will be presented at training on Tues. night!
All Ireland Schools XC, St. Mary’s College, Galway, Sat. 10th March
Round 3 of the Fit4Life series is the mile challenge race, on Tues 13th March in Greystones. Check-in from 6.30 for children’s races and from 7pm for adults.
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