Club Newsletter

ATTENDANCE DAY TRIP
The Day Trip to Eco Adventure at Knockree hostel, help on Sat 28th Apr was a tremendous success. We have only heard good things about the day, with everyone really enjoying themselves. A huge ‘Thank You’ to Laura O’Neill, who did so much work counting up the points and organising this trip and to all the coaches who went along on the day to help out. We are already counting attendances towards the next trip………...make sure you don’t miss out!


EAST LEINSTER SCHOOLS
They may have been competing for a variety of schools today in the East Leinsters, but Greystones AC athletes produced tremendous results in the most apalling weather conditions! It was all boys events today with Jamie Cullen cruising to victory in the Intermediate 800m, a resounding win for Padraig Lennon in the U16 mile, victory for Luke Campion in the junior 800m and a bronze for Steven Diggin, Gold for Scott Howard in the minor 800m & for Jamie Fallon in the 80m and bronze for Cian Baldwin in the 500m. Conor Dempsey, & Jamie Fallon were also on the relay team that finished 4th in the junior event. Well done to all !


Day 2 of the East Leinsters was another good day for Greystones AC athletes! Results that we know to date: Lynda Earls took silver in the senior hurdles and Aoife Conroy took bronze, while Aisling Moore took Gold in the Intermediate. Padraig Lennon added a win in the Intermediate 1500m Steeplechase to yesterday's mile title and Claire Foley took gold in the 100m. Conor Dempsey took gold in the junior long jump and silver in the 200m and Lisa Dallaghan took bronze in the high jump. The award of the day for Sportsmanship must go to Dylan Grimes Larkin, who was given the bronze medal in the senior 5K by officials who, despite his protestations, stopped him a lap early in the race. Dylan insisted on returning the medal to be given to the next athlete who finished the full course. Dylan was on target for a big new PB in this race. A true sportsman and a very promising athlete.......we applaud you!


Results so far for Day 3 of the East Leinsters on Thurs, Claire Foley followed her 100m win on Wed. with another win in the 200m, Amy Howard was 2nd n the 1500m with Aisling McCabe 3rd, Aoife Conroy was 3rd in the 400m and Lynda Earls was 3rd in the 100m hurdles. At U16, Katy Conroy took gold in the mile. Rosa Kirwan was 2nd in the junior HJ and in the minors Sinead O'Neill was 2nd in the 1100m, Rebecca Murphy 3rd in the 200m and the relay team of Sinead O'Neill, Richael Browne, Rebecca Murphy, Alison Dawson Whelan were 3rd. Well done to all who took part and best of luck in the Leinsters! Sinead O’Neill take silver in the minor 1100m.


We also had fantastic results from numerous club members at the Wicklow schools event held in Greystones on Tues 24th April! Well done one and all, we are very proud of all of you!
Best of Luck to everyone competing in the Primary schools event on May 10th.


ST. ABBAN’S  T&F
St. Abban’s are holding their annual T&F day on Mon 7th May at 12.30. For those intending to take part, Monavea, Crettyard is about 8 miles outside Carlow on the  Castlecomer road. Just turn up and enter on the day. Always a great event with top class competition!


COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS
As you all know, the Wicklow County Championships are being held on Sat/Sun 12th/13th May in Greystones. This is the biggest event of the year for a large number of our athletes and we are hoping for a great championships! If you havr signed up for this event, particularly the relays, please ensure that you are there as you will be letting down the rest of your team who can’t compete without you! Help will be needed over this weekend, so please let us know if you are available! Programme is available on our web-site. Please arrive by 10.15 am for registration and warm-up! Where possible, officials are asked to arrive at 9.30am to help with set up!
‘Little Athletics’ club members are welcome to come along and take part in the U8’s events over this weekend!


RELAYS
Relay teams for County and Leinster Championships are now organised and will be practising regularly before these events.Team members who continually miss training sessions will be replaced.


XC  LEAGUE
The XC League is now finished and mdals for those who attended 3 of the 4 races, will be presented during the T&F Championships! The overall Trophy will also be presented!


SHOP
Our club shop will be open on next Wed  9th May from 7-8.30pm to facilitate athletes who wish to purchase t-shirts, singlets, shorts, spikes, hoodies etc. before the Wicklow Championships. We should have a sample of some new Nike shorts for girls….drop in and have a look and let us know if you like them please girls. If yes, I will order right away !


LUCOZADE SPORT CAPS
Our club has signed up to be part of the Lucozade Sport promotion, where we collect as many caps as possible from Lucozade sport bottles and try to win up to €10,000 for the club. Collection  jars are available at the track reception  area and we would encourage all members to help with this collection, if you can. Ask all your friends and relatives to hold on to their bottle caps for you. A big ‘Thank You’ must go to Shoreline, for once again helping us with our collection!


UPCOMING COMPETITIONS
 Wicklow County Championships in Greystones for all ages Sat/Sun 12th/13th May.
 Leinster Combined events Greystones  Sun 20th May U14 to adult
 Fit4Life race 5 in Wicklow Town Wed 24th May. at 7.30pm.
 IMC meet in Greystones Sat 26th May
 Leinster Relays in Tullamore for U9-U19 Sun 27th May (venue/date changed again)
 U9/10/11 pairs and U12 championships Sun 9th June Tullamore


We have uploaded a number of new photos recently and more are on the way! If you have any photos from recent events, please e-mail to  theresa@athleticswicklow.com

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Sunday Run

Diary Dates for Upcoming  Events:

 

Solstice Mile: Sli Cualann AC will host a series of graded 1 ml races (4 laps of the track), to mark the winter solstice on Wed. 20th Dec. at 7pm. Entry donation 5euro for Adults, 3euro for U12’s – U16’s. Refreshments afterwards. Open to everyone!

 

 

National XC Championships Sun.17th Dec. Novice and Uneven Ages, Waterford

 

 

Streets of Wicklow 5K Tues 26th Dec in Wicklow Town @ 11am

 

 

Roundwood Biathlon: Charity Biathlon on Tues 27th Dec. Starting at 2pm, walkers 1.45pm.

 

 

Endurance Squad Training Tues 2nd Jan, Greystones Track (Invitation only)

 

County Masters XC Sun. 7th Jan, Shanganagh Park, Bray

 

 

National Indoor League R1, Sat 13th Jan, Abbottstown

 

 

Leinster Juv Relay,Inter/Master

XC Champs, Sun 14th Jan,

Dunboyne

 

 

 

National Combined Events Sat 20th Jan, Athlone

 

 

National Indoor League R2, Sat 27th Jan, Athlone

 

 

National Junior/U23’s, Sun28th Jan, Athlone

 

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