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CONGRATULATIONS
What a weekend for GAC at the Leinster Championships! Well done to each and every athlete who competed over the weekend. We are so proud of you all.

CONGRATULATIONS
What a weekend for GAC at the Leinster Championships. Well done to each and every athlete who competed over the weekend. We are so proud of you all. Medal winners, 4th place qualifiers & finalists below. There are a lot of them, so apologies if I’ve missed anyone out.
U14: Aodhán Daly, Gold in LJ, bronze in 200m, 4th in HJ,
         Ronan Dempsey 6th in 75mH
         Alan Gordon 9th in 80m

U15: Ben Jones, Gold in 1500m and 800m,
         Josh Pyper, Gold in 100m & 200m
         Ben Mooney, Silver in 100m & 200m
         Sarah O’Connor, Bronze in 1500m,
         Sophie Nicholson, Bronze in HJ
         Katie Lawless, 4th in 250mH & 200m & 5th in 80mH

U16: Alana Ryan, Gold in 100m & 200m
         Louis Lalor, Gold in 250mH, Silver in 100mH & 4th in 200m
         Noah Daly, 4th in LJ & 200m
         Niamh Conroy 7th in 100m
         Troy Scully 5th in 3K

U17: Richael Browne, Silver in HJ & 4th in 800m also 5th in 800m in Tailteann games.
         Alannah O’Carroll,  Bronze in 400m, 6th in 200m

U18: Conor Dempsey, Gold in 100m, 200m, 400mH & Silver in 400m
         Amaris Borel, Gold in 400mH, Silver in 100mH, & 400m
         Ara Freeman, Gold in 100m & 200m
         Rosa Kirwan, Bronze in  800m ,4th in HJ
 
U19: Katy Conroy Gold in 800m & bronze in 3K Steeplechase
         Martha Hassett, Gold in Pole Vault
         Lorcan Lalor, Silver in 400mH & bronze in 400m
         Cillian Browne, Bronze in 3K
         Niall Martin 6th in 200m
         Eoin Doyle 6th in 400m

Boys U 19 Club Team Gold Conor Dempsey, Niall Martin, Lorcan Lalor, David O’Flynn

Inter County Relays  Wicklow Teams
Boys U15 Gold: Ben Jones, Josh Pyper, Ben Mooney & John O’Connor
Boys U19 Gold Conor Dempsey, Niall Martin, Lorcan Lalor, Eoin Doyle

Can those who have qualified for Nationals please let us know if not competing!

The previous weekend, the Leinster Combined events saw Aodhan Daly take gold in the U14 boys, Sophie Nicholson silver in the U15 girls, Louis Lalor bronze in the U16 boys, Hilary Gallagher silver in the U17 girls & Rosa Kirwan bronze in the U18 girls..

URGENT: A reninder that the Bray Runners Invitational event is being held this coming Tues 23rd June.at the track in Greystones. Entries closed last Wed. night and only athletes who have entered can compete, as we are only allowed a limited number of athletes. Athletes need to arrive at 6pm for check-in and warm-up as events must start at 6.30pm sharp.
No training on that night for 6-7pm & 7-8.30pm groups due to this event!
Little Athletics will go ahead as usual from 5-6pm!
Absolutely no entries on the night!.


. SUMMER BREAK FOR YOUNGER ATHLETES
We will take a break from training for the summer for the age 5-6 & age 7-11groups (ie 5-6pm and 6-7pm), finishing up with a fun evening on Tues. 30th June. Already the numbers have dropped off a lot, particularly on Fri evenings, so there is little point in trying to carry on. U12 Athletes competing in the National B Championships on Saturday 18th July may attend the later training sessions. We will return on Tues.8th Sept., which allows a week to settle back in to school first. Please note that  the older groups which train from 7-8.30pm will continue throughout the summer, as we have a lot of competition during this time. We will take a short break in August before returning on Tues. 1st Sept. to prepare for the XC season.

AWARDS/REGISTRATION CARDS
We will make a final attempt to give out the awards and medals on Tues 30th June between 6.30 & 7.30pm, as there are still a lot that haven’t been collected. Registration cards will also be available again that night. If anyone is available to help for an hour on that Tues evening we would really appreciate it. Athletes may collect their awards themselves, but the registration cards are addressed to the parents, so we cannot give them to the athletes. Athletes are now being issued with Life Registration cards and won’t be getting replacements every year. This is the number that will be used for all your future entries. Most  cards have arrived, but there are still a few to come.

FURTHER REMINDER RE WEBTEXT MESSAGES
Information texts are sent out fairly regularly by the club. It is fine to reply to this number if you are just confirming something. However, if you have a question that requires an answer that day, please text Theresa directly on 0868635797, as a lot of the time I am not in a position to answer webtext replies. This msg. has been sent out on several previous occasions, but the number is still being used a lot for queries!


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Forest Feast Launch with GAC 2015

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Sunday Run

Sunday run this Sun. 22nd Oct is Deputy's pass. Warm up at 9.20am, ready to run by 9.30am. All club athletes welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. (Adult doesn't have to run) This run is an important part of the training week for all our distance athletes. Hoping to see a much better turn-out from GAC. this coming Sunday!
Best of luck to the GAC athletes competing in the Autumn Open XC in Abbottstown!

Diary Dates for Upcoming  Events:

Autumn Open XC, Abbottstown

October 22nd, Junior, Senior, Masters

 

Leinster XC Championships 28th October Novice and Even Ages Venue: Navan Adventure Park.

 

Leinster XC Championships 12th November Senior and Uneven Ages Venue: Adamstown, Co. Wexford

 

Round 4 Co. League Rathdrum Rugby Club 16th Nov. Check-in 6.30pm - Uneven Ages

 

Round 5 Co. League Arklow Track 8th Dec. Check-in 6.30pm – Even Ages

Selection of Relay Teams

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Link to Throws Videos

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