Club Newsletter

It continues to be a really busy time for GAC with non stop competition at all levels and there are still many more to go, so no let up for a while yet. We congratulate all the athletes who have competed so well over recent weeks and commend everyone on their great results:

At the All Ireland Schools: In the Senior boys, Stephen Rice won Gold in the Javelin, Padraig Lennon won Silver in the Steeplechase and Martha Hassett finished 5th in the Pole Vault. In the Intermediate Girls Amaris Borel won Silver in the 300mH and in the Junior Girls, Alana Ryan won Silver in the 200m & Bronze in the 100m. Great results all round and several PB's as well.

At the Leinster Relays: Girls U16, Richael Browne, Alana Ryan, Alannah O’Carroll, Rebecca Murphy won Gold & Boys U15 Louis Lalor, Noah Daly, Ben Jones, Troy Scully won Silver. Girls U15 4th, Girls U13 4th, Boys U9 4th

At he Leinster Juniors:Aoife Conroy won bronze in 400mH, Ara Freeman won bronze in 100m & 4th in 200m, with Amaris Borel 5th. Cillian Browne won gold in the 3K and Padraig Lennon won silver.

At the Leinster Pairs: Daniel Quirk & Rory McNally won silver in the U9 Boys Long Jump & bronze in the 60m, Ava Foley & Ailbhe Gordon won silver in the U9 Girls Turbo Javelin

At the Leinster U12/13 Championships: James Nicholson won bronze in the Long Jump & Emma Quirk was 4th in the 60m hurdles qualifying for All Irelands.

At the Wicklow Schools: tremendous results and lots of medals for so many GAC athletes,( too numerous to list),  at both the Schools Invitational & the Cumann Na mBunscoil events.

At the Leinster Seniors/Masters: David Coyle won bronze in the Senior 1500m & Carol Costello won silver in the M2 800m.

Congratulations to GAC athletes Amaris Borel, Richael Browne, Aoife Conroy, Alison Dawson,Claire Foley, Ara Freeman, Alannah O’Carroll, Rachel Purcell, Alana Ryan, Cillian Browne, Noad Daly, Conor Dempsey, Lorcan Lalor, Louis Lalor, Jamie lennon, Padraig Lennon, Stephen Rice, who achieved the standard and have been invited on to the newly formed Slí Cualann developmental squad for athletes aged 14-22yrs. It is a great priviledge to be invited on to this squad and we encourage all of you to attend the sessions and make the most of the opportunities being given to you.  We hope to see more of our athletes make the standards for this squad during the present T&F season.

Leinster are including an Introduction to Combined Events to next Sat programme in Lourdes Stadium Drogheda. Open to athletes born in 2002,  athletes compete in 3 events,  LJ, 200m and Shot Putt. Entries will be accepted on the day of competition.

A busy time ahead again with:
Date 14/06/14:U14 up Combined events Sat 14th June in Drogheda
Date 18/06/14: Fit4Life + BBQ on Wed 18th June in Roundwood
Date 21/06/14: National U 9/10/11 Pairs  in Tullamore
Date 22/06/14: Round 2 of the  National League in Santry
Date 24/06/14: Bray Runners Invitational in Greystones ( Limited numbers)
Date 28& 29/06/14:U14-19 Championships Sat/Sun 28th/29th June in Tullamore
Date 05/07/14: National Juvenile Relays in Tullamore
Date 06/07/14: National Juniors in Cork IT
Date 12/07/14; National Juvenile Developmental Events in Tullamore
Date 13/07/14: National Juvenile Day 2 in Tullamore
Date 19 & 20/07/14: National Seniors in Santry
Date 26 & 27/07/14: National Juvenile Day 3 & 4 in Tullamore
Date 02/08/14: National Combined Events in  Tullamore
Date 03/08/14: National League Final in Tullamore
Date 09/08/14: Celtic games in Santry
Date 10/08/14: National Masters in Tullamore

 Entry forms are now up for:
Date 28& 29/06/14: U14-19 Championships Sat/Sun 28th/29th June in Tullamore.

Forms going up shortly for:
Date 24/06/14: Bray Runners Invitational in Greystones ( Limited numbers)
Date 06/07/14: National Juniors in Cork IT
Date 12/07/14: National Juvenile Developmental Events in Tullamore
Please watch out for these forms and make sure you don’t miss the closing dates, as we are no longer able to do late entries to these events.

The Bray Runners Annual Invitational Event will take place on the Greystones track on Tues 24th June. Each club is allowed a limited number of participants to ensure that the programme can be completed in the time available. An application form will be on our club website shortly for those who are interested in taking part. Closing date will be Wed 18th June and a list will be published on the website by Fri 20th. As numbers are limited, (and in the interest of fair play) we will prioritise athletes who regularly travel to competitions and will then fill any remaining places on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that there will be no training on Tues 24th June, due to this competition!

Our club shop wil be open on Tues 17th June from 7-8.30pm. Singlets in all sizes available. Also Hoodies, T- shirts, shorts and lightweight  waterproof jackets & leggings.

The 5-6pm & 6-7pm groups will finish training on Tuesday 31st June with an evening of Fun Games for all! We will facilitate the small number who are competing the following week, at the later training times. The 7-8.30pm groups will continue training into early August as they continue to have competitions until then. We will then take a short break and all groups will return to training on the first Tuesday of September.

Adult sessions continue to take place on Mon/Wed at  6pm & again at 8.30pm & also Wed/Fri at 10am.  All these are run in conjunction with Shoreline Sports Park, so you don’t have to be a club member. these will continue throughout the summer! Our road run also continues on Tues evenings at 7.15pm and again we would hope to see lots of additional runners coming along to join the group. This one is for club members, as is the Sunday morning run, 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.