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CLUB AWARDS NIGHT

 

Our club awards night for 2016 will be held in Greystones Tennis Club this coming Friday. 24st March at 7pm.

 

CLUB AWARDS NIGHT

 

Our club awards night for 2016 will be held in Greystones Tennis Club this coming Friday. 24st March at 7pm. This will take a similar format to previous years, where athletes get certificates for Attendance, Attitude & Achievement during 2016, with those who achieve all three getting an added award. There will also be 5yr, 10yr & 15 yr membership awards, Achievement awards & our Athlete of the Year. Light refreshments will be served afterwards with some treats for the athletes.

 

While these awards are for athletes who were with us during 2016, all athletes and their families are welcome to come along and be part of the celebrations on the night This is a great opportunity to come along and meet our volunteers and maybe have a chat with the people who coach your child each week.

 

There will be no training on Friday 24th to facilitate this Awards night.

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE TRIPS

 

 

Our annual Attendance Trip for those with good attendance during 2016, has been arranged for Sat 8th April.at 4pm. As Jumpzone proved to be so popular last year, we are returning this year, with the customary stop off at McDonald’s on the way back. The full list of athletes who qualify to go on this trip will be published on our website in the next couple of days.

 

A separate trip for our older athletes is also being planned and full details will follow shortly!

 

 

 

JUVENILE & JUNIOR RESULTS

 

Congatulations to Sarah O’Connor who won Gold in the 1500m on Day 3 of the Leinster Champ. and Alannah O’Carroll who won Gold in the Pole Vault, Ben Jones who won bronze in the 1500m & Sophie Nicholson who won bronze in the HJ.

 

Gold in the Relays for U15 Boys: Joe Prendergast, James Nicholson, Michael O’Shea, Jack McGlone & U18 Boys: Louis Lalor, Noah Daly, Marcus Lennon, John O’Connor with Silver for U19 Boys: Louis Lalor, Noah Daly, Marcus Lennon, James Vance. Good Luck in the Nationals!

 

Day 4 was the Junior/Senior/ Masters Champs:

 

Junior medals: Gold for James Vance in the LJ. Silver for Ara Freeman in the 60m, Alana Ryan in the 200m, Rosa Kirwan in the TJ and Bronze for Rosa Kirwan in the 400m & HJ & Katie Lawless in the 60mH.

 

 

 

SENIOR & MASTERS RESULTS

 

Indoor Track & Field: Senior: Silver for Niamh Kearney in the 3K & Silver for Aoife Conroy in the 60mH & bronze in the 400m.

 

Masters: Gold for Carol Costello in the Leinster 800m, while the National Masters saw Carol Costello take silver in the 800m & Nick Russell take silver in the 400m.

 

Road & XC: Brian O'Murchu finished in an excellent 6th place in the Clane 10k in a time of 34:44, as well as picking up another 6th place finish in the BHAA 5 mile XC. Brian Geraghty won the M40 title in the Enniscorthy 10k in a time of 33:33, while also clocking a very impressive 56:14 in the Ballycotton 10 miler. Robert Costello followed up a 10th place finish in the IMRA mountain race at Ticknock with a trail marathon in the Blue Mountains while holidaying in Australia, where he also posted a time of 39:30 in the Sydney Striders 10k race. Dermot Hughes has also been competing recently, but at a more local level, including running a 44 minute 10k in the Wicklow Hospice race in Avondale, finishing 11th overall out of a field of over 200 runners. Finally, GAC racing stalwart AJ Cotter has recently completed his 100th parkrun! Congratulations to all!

 

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS

 

  1. National Juvenile Indoor Championships Day 1 25th March, Athlone (Qualifiers only)

  2. National Juvenile Indoor Championships Day 2, 26th March, Athlone (Qualifiers only)

  3. County Road Race, Fri 31st March in Ashford @ 7.15pm.. U17 upwards.

  4. National Juvenile Indoor Championships Day 3, 1st April, Athlone (Qualifiers only)

  5. Wicklow Invitational Secondary Schools T&F, Greystones 10.30am

  6. National 10k Championships Dublin Sun 9th Apr. Adult event.

  7. Leinster 10 mile championships, Clontarf Easter Monday 17 April.

  8. Juvenile Track League R2 Fri 21th Apr, Riverfield Centre, Aughrim. Even Ages

  9. National Road Relay Championships, Sun 23rd April, Raheny. U17 upwards.

  10. Leinster Novice Road Race, Gowran Mon 1st May Adult event.

  11. GAC/IMC Track & Field Sat 6th May, Greystones. U17 upwards

  12. Wicklow County Championships Sat/Sun 13th/14th May, Greystones. Open to all ages.

 

 

 

WICKLOW ENDURANCE INITIATIVE

 

There was a great turnout in Avondale last Saturday afternoon at the first gathering of athletes for the new County Initiative for athletes from 10-20 yrs of age, although GAC was poorly represented. After a good warm-up, the athletes broke into groups to go for a run over a variety of distances and on their return they were divided into groups for team building games. There was a fantastic atmosphere with everyone present having a great time and hopefully building bonds for the future. There are some pictures from the day on our website & FB page.

 

The next event in early April, will be a mile challenge on the track and hopefully we will see many more GAC athletes taking part in this and becoming part of what promises to be a great development squad for Wicklow athletes.

 


 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

National XC Championships, Sun. 24th Nov. Even Ages, Jun & Sen, Abbottstown, Dublin.

Wicklow Senior XC Champs, Sun. 1st Dec. @ 11am.

 

Juvenile League, Round 5, Bray Emmets, Fri 6th Dec. Check-in 6.30pm - Even Ages.

 

National XC Championships, Sun. 15th Dec. Uneven Ages & Novice.

 

National Novice & Uneven Ages XC, Dunboyne, Sat. 15th Dec. Best of Luck to all GAC qualifiers.

 

Solstice Mile, Fri 20th Dec. (fundraiser for one of our young athletes to help disadvantaged kids)

 

STREETS OF WICKLOW 5K, Thurs. 26th Dec. Always a great way to run off the turkey!

 

Wicklow Co. Indoors, Abbottstown Sat. 4th Jan 1-5pm. All ages from U8 up.

 

County Masters XC, Shanganagh Park Sun Jan.5th. 11am.

 

Celtic XC, Sat 11th Jan. Stirling, Scotland.

 

National Indoor League R1, Sat 11th Jan, Abbottstown

 

National Combined Events Sat 18th Jan, Athlone

 

National Junior/U23’s, Sun 26th Jan, Athlone

 

National Indoor League R2, Sun 26th Jan, Athlone