We have now been back training for two weeks and attendance so far has been poor in many groups. We look forward to a big improvement this coming week and remind everyone that athletes who don’t attend for 3 weeks without notification, are assumed to have left the club, so if we haven’t seen or heard from you by the end of this week (Fri 22nd Sept), we will be removing you from our lists. We cannot hold places indefinitely, as we have waiting lists on most groups.


We welcome all our new athletes and hope they are settling in well. We will allow another week’s trial this week and will then hold a Registration night for all new members on Tues 26th Sept from 4.45-5pm for Little Athletics and again from 6.45-7.30pm for everyone else. Registration forms will be available on the night, or to prevent delays you can downloaded one in advance from our website, under ‘Training Times & Club Info’..



Thanks to all who responded to our text reminders and paid off their overdue subs & race fees. There are still a small number unpaid, so please try to get this sorted this week. We also note that athletes are starting to build up unpaid subs again and remind you that you now have the option to pay in advance if you find it difficult to remember your weekly €2. Please note that athletes who have paid in advance still need to check-in each night, as we must keep a record of attendance. Weekly subs are used to pay for track hire, entry fees and replacement equipment etc.



Earlier this year County Wicklow set up an endurance training squad for all athletes from age 10 upwards, with the aim of improving our County results in this year’s XC events. It was well attended generally, but very few GAC athletes have availed of the opportunity to be part of it so far. However there is still time to get involved, as the next session takes place this coming Saturday 23rd Sept. from 11am -1pm in Avondale, Rathdrum. It would be great to see lots of our athletes taking advantage of these sessions, so do come along if at all possible. It will not only improve our County team’s, it will improve Individual & club performances also.



 County Endurance Squad training Sat 23rd Sept in Avondale 11am-1pm


Wicklow County XC Championships Sun. 1st Oct in Roundwood @ 11am Novice & Even Ages


Wicklow County XC Championships Sun. 8th Oct in Avondale @ 11am Intermediate & Uneven Ages


Leinster XC Championships 29th October Novice and Even Ages Tyrrells Pass


Leinster XC Championships 12th November Senior and Uneven Ages Venue TBC


Round 4 Co. League Rathdrum Rugby Club 16th Nov. Check-in 6.30pm - Uneven Ages


Round 5 Co. League Arklow Track 8th Dec. Check-in 6.30pm – Even Ages



A big Thank You to those who have joined the coaching team, however we are still in need of more helpers. If you are in a position to help out as a coach or an assistant, even occasionally, please let us know, as we are really in need of additional help. We will make sure you get training. If this doesn’t suit, maybe you could give a hand with either check-in 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

In particular we need help at Tuesday’s 6-7pm session & Friday’s 7-8.30pm session. Please help if you can, as we really don’t want to have to cancel these training sessions!




Forest Feast Launch with GAC 2015


Selection of Relay Teams


Cross Country (XC) Championships

Wicklow Even Ages + Novice XC

Date: Sunday 1st Oct. @10am

Venue : Roundwood


Wicklow Uneven Ages + Inter XC

Date: Sunday 8th Oct. @10am

Venue: Avondale


Leinster Even Ages + Novice XC

Date: Sunday 22nd Oct.

Venue: TBC


Leinster Uneven Ages + Senior XC

Date: Sat. 11th Nov.



Wicklow Senior + B Champs

Sun. 10th Dec. @10am

Venue: Avondale


Wicklow Masters XC

Date: Sunday 7th Jan 2024

Venue; Shanganagh Park


Leinster Masters+Intermediate XC

Date; Sun. 21st Jan.

Venue: TBC


Friday Nov 10th Rathdrum



Fri Nov 24th Roundwood



Fri Jan 12th Bray



Sat March 23rd  Greystones



Sat Apr 13th Arklow

2K Challenge