Club News & Information

CONGRATULATIONS

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. Many congratulations to the medal winners and to all who earned PB's.

Congrats also to those who competed in the National B’s last Saturday and in the Bray Invitational, where we retained both the Overall Cup & the Relay Shield once again.

Huge congratulations to Alana Ryan who has been selected to represent Ireland in the 200m & the 4 x 100m relay at the Celtic Games on Saturday August 5th. As the Games are in Ireland this year, it’s a great opportunity to go along to Santry and support Alana and the rest of the Irish team!
Congratulations also to Alex Campbell who represented Ireland in the Triple Jump at the Schools International last weekend!
 
TRAINING
As most athletes have now finished competing and the attendance at training has been very erratic for the past few weeks, we feel it is time to give our hard working coaches a well earned break after a great summer of competition, where we had some outstanding performances from several of our athletes. Consequently we will finish training tonight Tues. 18th July for everyone except those competing in the National Seniors & the League. Training throughout the summer for the League, 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 events will come up very quickly, when we return in Sept.
Training for Groups 1 & 2 (7-8.30pm) will resume on Tues. 5th Sept, with groups 3-6 (6-7pm) returning on Fri. 8th Sept. Little Athletics will return on Tues. 12th Sept. Athletes who are changing training times will be notified of this before our return.
 
Groups for Sept.'17 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 your 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. (Text 0868635797 or use Contact Us on our website)
 
OUTSTANDING DEBTS
A big 'Thank You' to those athletes who paid their debts over the past few weeks. A webtext reminder will be sent to those who owe weekly subs, entries fees where athletes didn't show up for events they had entered and club gear. These debts need to be sorted on your return in Sept.
 
THANK YOU
A big 'Thank You' also to Christina & Dermot Browne for organising another successful Bagpack for the club and also to all those who helped out over the two days.
 
COACHES & HELPERS
Geystones AC wishes to acknowledge the generosity of all the coaches, helpers, committee and of course athletes who give of their time. We have a very dedicated group of coaches & check-in personnel, but as always we still need more if we are to continue facilitating the large number of athletes we have in Greystones AC. If you have not already given your time to the club then it's probably time you did.  If you are in a position to help out with coaching, even occasionally, please let us know, as we are always looking for additional coaches. We will make sure you get training. If this doesn’t suit, maybe you could give a hand with the check-in at either time on any of the training nights. This only takes about 20 mins when you are dropping your athletes down and is a great help indeed. The more volunteers we have the less the burden on all. The number of volunteers will determine the number of athletes.

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Forest Feast Launch with GAC 2015

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Sunday Run

Sunday run this coming Sun. 24th March is Glendalough! Meet at the Wollen Mills at 9.20am for short warm-up, ready to run by 9.30am. All club athletes welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Diary Dates for Upcoming  Events:

Selection of Relay Teams

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Link to Throws Videos

Discus Technique

 

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS

 

  1. Leinster 10 mile championships, Clontarf Easter Monday 22nd April. Entries to Theresa

  2. Juvenile Track League R2: for athletes up to U15, will take place on Fri 26th April at the Athletic Track in Arklow at 7pm. Entry form will be on our website shortly and entries will close on Wed. 24th Apr.

  3. National Road Relay Championships, Sun 28th April, Raheny. U17 up. Entries to Theresa

  4. Leinster Novice Road Race, Gowran Mon 1st May Adult event. Entries to Theresa

  5. GAC/IMC Track & Field Sat 4th May, Greystones. U17 upwards. Entries on IMC website

  6. National 5K Sat 4th May, Dublin.

  7. Wicklow County Championships Sat/Sun 11th/12th May, Shoreline, Greystones. Open to all ages. Entry form will be on GAC website nearer the date.

  8. Leinster Schools Track and Field - Day 1, Wed 15th May, Santry,

  9. Leinster Schools Track and Field - Day 2, Sat 18th May, Santry,

  10. National Outdoor League – R1 Sun 19th May, Templemore and Belfast. Contact Theresa

  11. Leinster Juniors & Combined Events Championships, Shoreline, Greystones Sat 25th May. Entry form will be on GAC website nearer the date.

  12. Leinster Relays, Sun 26th May, Le Chéile AC, Leixlip Entry form will be on GAC website