Club Newsletter


OUR VERY EXCITING NEWS
We are very excited to announce that our Junior Girls, as part of the Slí Cualann Team, have been selected to represent Ireland in the European Club Cup in Portugal in Sept. This is as a result of their performances in 2014 and we are very proud indeed to accept this selection.


OUR VERY EXCITING NEWS
We are very excited to announce that our Junior Girls, as part of the Slí Cualann Team, have been selected to represent Ireland in the European Club Cup in Portugal in Sept. This is as a result of their performances in 2014 and we are very proud indeed to accept this selection.
For those who are new to the clubs set-up, Slí Cualann is an amalgamation of five Co. Wicklow clubs, Greystones, Inbhear Dee, Roundwood, Bray Runners & Parnell, who’s athletes compete at juvenile level under their individual clubs, but become Slí Cualann at Junior & Senior level.
 A group of up to 20 athletes will compete on this team and it is a fantastic opportunity for these young athletes to go out and experience International competition. They are very proud indeed to be representing their club & country and we are very busy fundraising towards this at present, as flights etc. are quite expensive. We have set up a Crowd Funding site at http://www.gofundme.com/europeanclubcup and all donations big & small will be greatly appreciated. Alternatively, donations can be handed in to Theresa at the track at Shoreline Sports Park or to any of the coaches involved.
If anyone has any ideas for further fundraising or knows anyone who might like to help sponsor the team, please get in touch with Theresa asap.

SUMMER BREAK FOR ATHLETES
The majority of our athletes are now on a short break, with just the small number who are still competing  continuing to train. As it has been a long hard season, unless athletes have alternative instructions from their coaches, we recommend taking a complete break for about 2 weeks, after which athletes should start running every other day to gradually build up fitness again. Start with 10-15 mins and after 3 or 4 runs increase this by 5 mins. Continue in this way and you will return in Sept. “fit to train” and not totally out of condition, making training for the winter season a whole lot easier. The 7-8.30pm groups will return to training on Tues.1st Sept. and the 5-6pm & 6-7pm groups will return on Tues 8th Sept, allowing them a week to settle back in to school first.

THANKS
As they finally get to take a well earned break, we would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’  to every one of the many volunteers who give up their time week in week out to help make Greystones AC such a fantastic club! Our coaches: Aidan Hartnett, Buntu Mlisana, Christina Browne, Deirdre Kearney, Deirdre O’Neill, Eamonn Whelan, Emma O’Brien, Emer McNally, Fiona O’Connor, Helen  Dempsey,  Joanne O’Shea,  Joanna Pluck,  Julie Fallon, Laura O’Neill,  Muriel Drinkwater, Neil Brooks, Pauline Dallaghan, Ronan Nicholson, Sinead Daly, Steve Jones, Theresa Kinane. Our junior coaches: Alannah O’Carroll, Ara Freeman, Conor Dempsey, Isobel Kenny, Lisa Dallaghan, Richael Browne, Susie McParland. Our check-in crew: Breda Hayes, Celina Purcell, Fiona Ryan, Louise Casey, Louise Willoughby , Sandra Colgan. Apologies if I’ve left anyone out!

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE
All athletes who have not attended training for more than 3 weeks before their group finished, need to contact the club if they intend to return in Sept. Otherwise they will be deemed to have left the club. All groups for Sept.will be organised over the next couple of weeks and any available places offered to those on the waiting lists. There will be no way of adding athletes back into the groups in Sept., so please use ‘Contact Us’ on www.greystonesac.com to leave us a message, if missing for a while and planning to return.

CONGRATULATIONS
Every weekend we are on the road to Tullamore, Belfast, Athlone etc. but what a fantastic Track & Field season we had again this year, with superb results from National Juveniles & Juniors Championships and also from the League.
Three of our club athletes qualified to represent Ireland this year, with Alana Ryan qualifying for the Schools International in Scotland last weekend and winning a bronze medal on the 4 x 300m relay. Well done Alana! Amaris Borel & Ara Freeman are also off to Scotland for the Celtic Games on the 1st August.


RESULTS


U12-19 National Championships
U19: Martha Hassett Gold in PV , Katy Conroy 6th in 400m, Katy Conroy 6th in 400m, 10th 1500m
U18:  Ara Freeman silver in 100m & 200m, Amaris Borel silver in 100mH & in 400mH, Conor Dempsey bronze in 200m & 400mH & 6th in 100m, Rosa Kirwan bronze in HJ
U17: Richael Browne 5th in 400m & 8th in 800m
U16: Alana Ryan gold in 200m & silver in 100m, Louis Lalor 4th in 250mH & 5th in 100mH, Noah Daly 12th in LJ
U15: Ben Jones silver in 800m & 1500m, Josh Pyper silver in 100m & 4th in 200m, Ben Mooney 5th in 200m, Sarah O’Connor 5th in 1500m, Katie Lawless 8th in 250mH & Sophie Nicholson 12th in High Jump.
U14: Aodhan Daly silver in LJ, 11th in HJ & 3rd in 200m heat (injured)
U13: James Nicholson 5th in LJ, Joe Prendergast 12th in LJ, Ellen McNally 15th in LJ & Emma Quirk 16th

Juniors/U23's Championships
Junior athletes:  Katy Conroy gold in the 3K Steeplechase, Amaris Borel silver in 100mH & 6th in the 400mH, Ara Freeman 4th in the 100m with a new PB & 5th in the 200m, Conor Dempsey 8th in 200m, Richael Brown trying out a new event and just missing out on the 400m final, Isobel O'Grady 6th in the Long Jump & Jamie Wood 11th in 800m.
U23's : Claire Foley took bronze in the 200m & 4th in the 100m and Aoife Conroy 4th in the 400mH.

National ‘B’ Champs & Relays
U16: Cachel Casey gold in Shot Putt, Holly Byrne silver in 800m, Troy Scully bronze in HJ & 4th in 800m, Marcus Lennon 5th in 100m & 7th in 800m,  Sarah Lalor 5th in 100m, Niamh Conroy in medal position with 10m to go taking a very bad tumble in the 100m.
U15: John O’Connor gold in HJ,
U14: Ronan Dempsey silver in 80m & bronze in LJ, Alan Gordon silver in HJ & bronze in 80m, Megan O’Brien 13th in 800m
U 13: Danny Jones bronze in LJ, Erin Howard 7th in 600m & 10th in LJ
U12: Eimear Ryan 4th in LJ & 10th in 600m
The U15 boys team took silver in the 4 x 100m relay.

National League:
Top performances from everyone on both days means both the Women’s & Men’s teams have qualified for the finals on Aug. 2nd, making for another busy weekend. Best of Luck to both teams and to Ara & Amaris in the Celtics in Scotland.


The National Senior Championships on 7th/8th Aug. brings the domestic T&F season to a close for 2015, but athletes involved in the European Cup will continue training for this prestigious event in Sept.

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