Club Newsletter

All athletes, without exception, must now re-register for 2014. Registration will take place during all training sessions next week, times as follows:
Tues. 21st Jan. from 5-8.30pm
Wed. 22nd Jan. from 7-8.30pm
Fri. 24th Jan. from 6-8.30pm
This should allow everybody a chance to get down and these are the only times that registration fees for juvenile athletes can be accepted. Athletes not registered after Fri 24th can not be admitted to the track, as they will no longer be covered by our insurance. Please do not hand Registration fees in to Shoreline reception as they can not be accepted there.
Note that if your name is not on the check-in sheet at the track gate you will not be permitted to enter the track.

Once again we must appeal for help with coaching and with checking-in the athletes.  A few coaches are no longer available to help at the 6-7pm sessions so we are appealing to anyone who is free to help out either Tues or Fri to please contact Theresa @ 0868635797.
A number of parents had taken on the roll of checking in the athletes at the track gate and this was a fantastic help to the coaches, who could then get on with the training session. Unfortunately several have given up and the coaches are back trying to multi-task, especially on Friday’s. If anyone is free to give 20-30mins a week to help with this, please let us know.  It makes a huge difference to the smooth running of our training sessions.

COMPETITIONS (please read and save details)
We have a lot of competition coming up over the next few weeks and entry forms are already up for the first few of these.
Sun. 19th Jan. Juvenile Cross Country Relays & Jun XC, Ballyroan Laois. (Entry closed)
Sat. 24th Jan. is National Masters (35+ ) Indoors in Athlone. Contact Theresa right away if interested.
Sun, 25th Jan. is National Juniors (U17-U20) in Athlone. Contact Theresa right away if interested.
Sat. 1st Feb Leinster  Indoor relays U12-U19 in Athlone and also U14/15 800m & U16/17/18/19 1500m. Form on web. Please indicate event.  No entries after midday this Thurs Jan. 16th.  (URGENT)
Sun. 2nd Feb. National Indoor Open Games in Athlone.(Not for juveniles)Contact Theresa if interested.
Sun 9th Feb. Leinster Junior/Senior/Masters individual & relays in Athlone. Form on our web site.
Sat/Sun 15/16th Feb. National Senior Indoors in Athlone. Form will go up shortly.
Sat 22nd Feb. Round 2 National Indoor League in Athlone.
Sun 23rd Feb. Intermediate Master & Juv Development Cross Country Championships, Dunboyne.

Congratulations to all our Wicklow Star Award winners, Alana Ryan, Amaris Borel, Conor Dempsey, Stephen Rice and Padraig Lennon and our Leinster Star Award winners Ara Freeman & Conor Dempsey. Congrats to Niamh Kearney onher Slí Cualann ‘Athlete of the Year Award and to Fit4Life award winners Carol Costello, Jackie Patrick, Christine McCann, Muriel Drinkwater, Alan Drinkwater, AJ Cotter. Well done all!
Well done to all our Masters athletes who took part in the County XC. Congratulations to Carol Costello & Jackie Patrick who won silver medals in their categories and to Caoimhin MacMaolain and AJ Cotter who won bronze medals in theirs. Our Men’s team placed 5th on their first outing. Looking forward to a promising year.
Congratulations also to Padraig Lennon & Jamie Lennon on their fine performances at the International XC in Antrim.

While we were a bit disappointed that more of our young athletes, particularly the U14/15’s, didn’t come along last Sunday, the 86 athletes who turned up for the Sportshall competition in Shoreline had an absolutely fantastic day. We had a very enjoyable competition and a huge amount of fun. Congratulations to all the medal winners and indeed to all who took part. It was great to see such team effort and to watch everyone have so much fun. Many thanks to all the coaches and the older athletes who came along to help run the event with so much enthusiasm.  Thanks also to Inbhear Dee AC who came along and supported the event. We hope you all had a great day.

NOTE: If you are on a team below but now cannot come let me know now as otherwise a team may travel for nothing.
A poor response also to the XC Relays next Sunday and we were only able to fill 5 teams. 
Girls U12: Sophie Dallaghan, Molly Crowe, Ella Shanley, Maebh O'Neill
Boys U12; James Nicholson, Liam Phibbs, Joe Prendergast, Danny Jones, Sub:Harvey Palmer
Girls U 14: Eva Roche, Sophie Nicholson, Danielle Crowe, Sarah O'Connor, Sub:Frances Dallaghan
Boys U14: Ben Jones, David Phibbs, Joe Dowd, Aodhan Daly, Sub: John O'Connor
Girls U16: Richael Browne, Megan Healy, Etain Pegman, Rachel Casey.
Apologies to the athletes who put their names down and didn’t get on a team. We tried our best.
 Best of luck to these teams and to our Juniors athletes Cillian Browne, Jamie Lennon, Jack Lacey Curtis who will be competing both for Slí Cualann and for Wicklow on the day.

Congratulations to our coaches who completed their First Aid course recently and a reminder to all remaining coaches that your course starts at 10am on Sat 25th Jan.

Our new BEGINNER2WINNER programme got off to a good start and we are now in our 2nd week. It’s still not too late to come along and join in any Mon or Wed evening at 6pm.
Our regular established Fit4Life sessions will continue as normal Mon/Wed at 8.30pm & Wed/Fri at 10am.  All these are run in conjunction with Shoreline Sports Park, so you don’t have to be a club member.
Our road run continues on Tues evenings at 7.15pm also. This one is for club members, but you are welcome to come along for a trial session before joining.

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.