Well done to all who competed at the recent County Championships and a huge Thank You to all the coaches & officials who made it all possible.
Athlete attendance numbers were disappointing, especially on the Saturday, but what was lacking in numbers was more than made up for by the enthusiasm and effort put in by those who did attend. We saw great individual & team performances and many club athletes went home loaded down with medals on both days. Thanks also to the parents who brought the athletes along and who gave the club such great support over the two days.
A special mention here for our older athletes, four of whom act as Junior coaches each week before their own training sessions. These older athletes not only competed for our club on both days, they also helped out at every opportunity, assisting at Long jump, High Jump, relay zones and anything that was asked of them, while still managing to produce magnificent performances in their own events. They were like a well organised army on Sunday during the Sprints for the younger age groups, sorting the children, putting on & off the bibs, lining them up and escorting them back after their races. We genuinely could not have managed without their help and we are very, very proud of each & every one of them.
Full results are now on our club website!
Congratulations to all club athletes on the fantastic results from the East Leinster Schools and the Leinster Schools and best of luck to everyone in the All Ireland’s on June 3rd. All results are on the AAI website under schools!
National Combined Events, Santry Sat/Sun May 27th/28th.
AAI Games, Santry Sun. May 28th.
All Ireland Schools, Tullamore
Leinster U23/Senior/Masters, Tullamore Sun. June 4th.
Leinster Team Event for U9-U15’s, Tullamore Mon. June 5th.
Leinster U9-11 Pairs & U12 & 13 Championships, Tullamore Sat. June 10th.
Leinster U12 – U19 Championships, Tullamore Sat/Sun 17th/18th June.
Bray Invitational Event, Greystones Tues 20th June. (limited numbers)
Leinster Juniors, Leixlip Fri 23rd June.
Tailteann Games, Santry Sat. 24th June.
National League Round 1, Athlone or Tallaght Sun. 25th June.
BAGPACK FOR GAC
Many thanks to Dermot Browne who has managed to arrange a Fundraising Bagpack for the club again this year, on Friday 16th June and Saturday 17th June at Tesco Greystones. We require volunteers for 2 hour slots from 11am to 8pm on the Friday and 11am to 6pm on the Saturday. Email Christina Browne on Christinamary123@gmail.com with your availability. All help greatly appreciated from all parents & from athletes & siblings ages 14 and upwards.
The club shop will be open on this coming Tues. 23rd May from 4.40 -5pm & from 7-8 pm only, for singlets, shorts, leggings, T-shirts, hoodies, rainjackets, showerproof bottoms etc. We also have a good number of 2nd hand spikes available. Please note that all athletes competing at Leinster & National events must wear a club singlet or T-shirt and red, white or black shorts!
A big 'Thank You' to those who responded to our appeal and paid their debts for overdue subs and entry fees for events not attended. However we still have a small number due and in the interest of fairness to all club members, we are once again requesting full payment of these overdue subs. Reminders will be sent out this week.
We also remind you once again that while the club covers all entry fees for it's juvenile members, athletes who don't show up for events they have entered, are liable for these fees.
Further entries cannot be
accepted for athletes until all debts are paid.
Club information is generally sent out via our newsletter and most regular communication is done via e-mail. The webtext is mainly used to send out notifications or reminders about events. If you have a question that requires an immediate answer, it is better to text or e-mail one of the coaches or use the Contact Us on the website. Replying to the webtext number may lead to long delays, as we don’t always have access to it and generally cannot answer when we are at work. It is fine to use it if reply is not urgent.
Heartiest congratulations from everyone at Greystones AC to club athlete Rachel Casey, who this week receives the ‘Greystones Special Person of the Year Award’ for 2017. Rachel specialises in Race Walking & has been a committed club member for over 7 years. She is one of our regular Junior coaches, who helps out twice a week with the younger athletes before doing her own training sessions. She also helps out with Bray Lakers on a regular basis and is a very active member of the Greystones Rowing Club. Check out the link below for more details: http://www.greystonesguide.ie/my-greystones-rachel-casey/