Most athletes & coaches are now on a well earned break after a great summer of competition, where we had some outstanding performances from many of our athletes. Enjoy the rest, but do spare a thought for the girls still training and wish them well as they continue their preparation to compete in the European Clubs Cup in Portugal in September, where they took the bronze last year!
Most athletes & coaches are now on a well earned break after a great summer of competition, where we had some outstanding performances from many of our athletes. Enjoy the rest, but do spare a thought for the girls still training and wish them well as they continue their preparation to compete in the European Clubs Cup in Portugal in September, where they took the bronze last year! Training throughout the summer for this event, will be by arrangement with the coaches involved.
For all our other athletes we recommend a full two weeks break, which many have had by now and then you should start back gradually, running 15-20 mins (younger groups 10-15m) every second day and adding 5 mins each week. This way you will return in Sept. 'Fit to Train' and not have to spend the first few weeks trying to get fit. Our first Cross Country event will be less than two weeks after we return in Sept.
Training for Groups 1 & 2 will resume on Tues. 6th Sept, with groups 3-6 returning on Fri. 9th Sept. Little Athletics will return on Tues. 13th Sept. Athletes who are changing training times will be notified of this before our return.
Groups for Sept.'16 will be organised very soon to allow us time to notify those on our waiting lists. Parents of athletes from all groups, who have not attended for a number of weeks, need to contact us right away if their children intend to return in Sept. Otherwise places will be given to those on our waiting list and we will not be able to accommodate them in Sept.
A big 'Thank You' to those athletes who paid their debts over the past few weeks. Those who still owe for weekly subs/entries are reminded that these debts need to be sorted on your return in Sept. If you are unsure whether you owe money, just ask at check-in. If this continues to be an issue, we may have to refuse entry to those who arrive without their €2 and we would rather not have to do this.
We remind you also that while the club covers all entry fees for it's juvenile members, athletes who don't show up for events they have entered for, are then liable for these fees. Further entries cannot be accepted for these athletes until said fees are paid.
Well done to all of our club athletes who competed in the National Championships recently and who represented the club so well, though it was disappointing that so many failed to turn up for their events this year. Huge congratulations to the medal winners and to all who earned PB's.
U14: Ellen McNally took bronze in the Long Jump with a huge PB.
U16: Alex Campbell took Silver in the Triple Jump.
U18: Richael Browne took Silver in the 1500m with a 4 sec. PB and 4th place in the 800m.
U19: Ara Freeman Gold in 100m & Bronze in 200m.
Great performances from Joe Prendergast U14, Aodhan Daly & Ronan Dempsey U15, Sarah O'Connor, Ben Mooney, Josh Pyper & Ben Jones U16, Troy Scully, Rachel Casey, Alana Ryan & Niamh Conroy U17, Alannah O'Carroll U18
Relays: Bronze for the U17 boys Noah Daly, Louis Lalor, Josh Pyper & Ben Mooney and 4th place for the U14 team Darragh Rush, James Nicholson, Joe Prendergast & Michael O'Shea.
Great performances also from everyone who took part in the National B Championships, with Emma Quirk U14 the star of the day winning the Long Jump and breaking the Championship Best 3 times while doing it. She also finished 5th in the 80m In the 800m, a great win from Katie Lawless U16 leading all the way from the gun and a great run from Erin Howard to win silver U14, with Enya Conroy finishing 7th. Silver also for John O'Connor in the U16 High Jump. A super run and a huge PB from Danny Jones U14 who was just shaded for the bronze medal in a terrific finish, a 6th place finish for Paul Delahunty U13 600m and 4th place for Lucy daly U12 in the 60m.
A small turn out for the Inter Counties event in Leixlip, but a fantastic day's competition and a real team spirit with several athletes competing in multiple events during the day, finishing with some very exciting relays. Well done to all!
A long trip to Cork for R2 of the National League and another great performance from our Slí Cualann teams. Once again many of them went above and beyond the call of duty, giving everything they had and more to get every possible point available. A huge Thank You to PJ Scully who gave up his day off to drive the bus for us........ and a long day it was, but so worthwhile, with the girls team finishing 2nd overall and qualifying for the Final.
Unfortunately we had a depleted team for the final last Sunday, as several athletes were not available. Despite this the girls put in a tremendous effort as always and finished in 5th place overall. Well done to all the girls who competed so well throughout the entire League!