December News & information

DECEMBER CLUB NEWS & INFORMATION



CLUB CALENDAR

The Club Calendar is gone to print and will be on sale from Tues. 8thDec. at a cost of just €10. This is a fantastic record of great memories from 2015, with many, many photos of all age groups from our Little Athletics Group launching the National Forest Feast programme, to County, Leinster, National & International competitions and much more

DECEMBER CLUB NEWS & INFORMATION



CLUB CALENDAR

The Club Calendar is gone to print and will be on sale from Tues. 8thDec. at a cost of just €10. This is a fantastic record of great memories from 2015, with many, many photos of all age groups from our Little Athletics Group launching the National Forest Feast programme, to County, Leinster, National & International competitions and much more! A huge amount of work has gone into producing this calendar and our sincere thanks go out to Fiona Dempsey who did a fantastic job designing the calendar and also to Helen Dempsey, Fiona Ryan & Christina Browne for all their work. Many thanks also to our sponsors Goldfish (Gordon O'Neill) Avalon Gardening Services (Paschal Casey) and ALPHACC( Jonathan Donnelly)

This calendar will be a great reminder of a great year for GAC and will make a great Christmas present, as will our lovely club pen. Both will be on sale from Dec. 8thright up to Xmas and are being used as a fundraiser for the club! Front Cover is now on our website & FB page!



CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to all the GAC athletes who qualified for the National XC and who will now represent Club, County & Leinster teams next Sunday in Dungarvan. Best of Luck to: Joe Prendergast, Ella Shanley, Eimear Ryan, Enya Conroy U13, BenJones, Abbie Tyrrell, Sarah O'Connor, Sophie Nicholson, Megan O' Brien U15, Richael Browne, Susie McParland, Troy ScullyU17 and to the Novice men's team!



UPCOMINGCOMPETITIONS

  1. There is an Inter-County (Kildare, Laois, Meath, Wicklow) Indoor Competition for U14/15/17 (U16's move up) athletes on Sat 12th Dec at 2.30pm in Athlone. All age groups have 60mH, 60m, 200m, 800m, 1500m. U15/17 also have Walk, HJ, LJ, SP and U14's can compete in these with the U15's. If you are interested in being considered for any of these teams, please enter right away and list events in which you are interested. Entry form is now on the website and we need names asap, so that the teams can be selected and entered. This is a great opportunity to get some early competition indoors.

  2. A very small turnout for Round 2 of the XC League in Rathdrum, but great running and great results once again from those who did compete on the night. Round 3 ( the final round) will be held in Bray on Fri 11th Dec. at 6.30pm. Usually held on the Bray Emmet's Astro Pitches, but I'll confirm after tonight's meeting. Entry form is now on the website. Open to all athletes up age 14. Please enter once only, as some athletes are being entered over & over for every event.

  3. The Co. Senior & Junior XC will be held in Avondale on Sun. 13th Dec @ 11am. Jun Men 6K/Women 4K & Sen. Men 10K/Women 5K. For those not old enough to race, our Sunday run that day will be in Avondale!

  4. Masters XC (age 35 & up) will take place in Ashford on Sun. 3rd Jan @ 11am.



CLUB SHOP

The club shop will be open on Tues 8rdDec. from 4.40-5pm & again from 6.30 – 7.30pm, to allow a chance for Santa to pick up any club gear he might need. We have club singlets, shorts, hoodies, rain jackets, T-shirts, leggings etc. for sale, all at cost price and also some second hand spikes at very reasonable prices. Our fabulous Club Calendar@ €10 and Club Pens @ €3 each or two for €5, will also be on sale andwill make great Xmas pressies!



WEBTEXT

Despite several reminders that thewebtext no. is only for communicatingchanges or sendingreminders, I am still gettingqueries on this mob. all the time. If you have an urgent query,you need to text Theresa on 0868635797, not the webtext number, asI can only answer thisfrom my laptop, so if I am at work or training, you may have a long wait for a reply.




Forest Feast Launch with GAC 2015

https://youtu.be/XNR7iuI6ufg

SUNDAY RUN

Wicklow 'B' Cross Country Championships in Avondale Sun 27th Nov. @ 10am. Open to all who haven't qualified for All Ireland's!

 

Long Run @ 8.40am for those not competing!

Selection of Relay Teams

UPCOMING EVENTS

Busy time ahead!!!

Round 2 of the Wicklow XC League is in Rathdrum Rugby Grounds on Fri 2nd Dec. Uneven Ages
Round 3 is at Bray Emmets on Fri 13th Jan. Even Ages.
Numbers issued on 1st night should be kept for all rounds.
Dates for the track races will be decided at a later date.
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Wicklow B XC Championships will be held in Avondale on Sun. 27th Nov, starting at 10am. Races for U11,13,15, 17. U11's run 500m, all other ages run 1000m. Athletes who qualified for any of the National Xc's are not eligible to compete in this event.
Entry Form on website
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Wicklow Indoor Championships in NIA Abbottstown on Sat 7th Jan. Details to follow, just save the day!
Entry Form on website
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Leinster XC Relays will be held in Avondale on Sun 15th Jan for U12/14/16. (2023 ages) U12's 4 x 250m, U14/16 4x 500m

XC RESULTS