Well done to all our club athletes who competed at the recent County Championships and a huge ‘Thank You’ to all the coaches & officials who made it all possible. Considering the large number of athletes in the club, athlete attendance numbers were disappointing, but what we lacked in numbers was more than made up for by the enthusiasm and effort put in by all those who did attend.
There were fantastic individual & team performances which saw many club athletes go home loaded down with medals on both days. Many thanks to the parents who brought the athletes along and who gave the club such great support over two great days.
A special mention here for some of our older athletes, who act as Junior coaches each week before their own training sessions. These athletes not only competed for our club on both days, they also helped out at every opportunity, assisting at the finish line, the High Jump, relay zones and anything that was asked of them, while still managing to produce magnificent performances in their own events. They were fantastic on Sunday assisting Anne Marie 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 subsequently the Leinster Schools and best of luck to Alana Ryan, Joe Prendergast, Ellen McNally, Jack McGlone & Louise O’Riordan in the All Ireland’s on Sat. June 2nd. All results are on the AAI website under schools!
National Combined Events, Santry Sat/Sun May 26th/27th. Entries closed.
AAI Games, Santry Sun. May 27th. Entries closed.
All Ireland Schools, Tullamore Sat. June 2nd.
Leinster U23/Senior/Masters, Tullamore Sun. June 3rd. Entries close Tues. 29th May.
Leinster Team Event for U9-U15’s, Tullamore Mon. June 4th. Entries close Fri 25th May.
Leinster U9-11 Pairs & U12 & 13 Champs, Tullamore Sat. June 9th. Entries close Wed. 30th May.
Leinster U12 – U19 Championships, Tullamore Sat/Sun 16th/17th June. Entries close Wed. 6th June.
Bray Invitational Event, Greystones Tues 26th June. (limited numbers)
Leinster Juniors, Drogheda, Thurs. 24th/31th May & 7th June. Entries to Theresa by Tues before the event.
Tailteann Games, Santry Sat. 23rd June.
National League Round 1, Templemore or Belfast Sun. 24th June.
National Juniors/U23’s, Tullamore, Sat 30th June
We remind you once again that, while the club covers all entry fees for its 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.
Our training times are Little Athletics Tues 5-6pm, age 7-11 yrs Tues & Fri 6-7pm, 11+ 7-8.30pm Tues, Wed & Fri. All athletes should strive to arrive on time and all juvenile athletes (up to age 18) must remain on the track until the end of the training session. If your session is finished a little early some evenings, use the opportunity to do some extra stretching after your cool down, but do not leave the track until your coach tells you it’s time to go. If you do need to leave early on occasions, please arrange this with your coach at the beginning of the session.
Attendance at training has been very poor for quite a few athletes of late and we remind everyone that athletes who don’t attend for up to 3 weeks without notification, are assumed to have left the club, so if you haven’t been attending & we haven’t seen or heard from you by the end of this week (Fri 25th May), we will be removing you from our lists. We cannot hold places indefinitely, as we have waiting lists on most groups at present.
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. Greystones AC is run entirely by volunteers and while we do our best to respond to texts & e-mails quickly, this is not always possible, so please be patient and we will get back to you asap. 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 or Facebook page 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.