TRAINING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE EASTER HOLIDAYS
As per text, due to the very poor attendance during school breaks, we are not holding training for the 5-6pm or 6-7pm groups during the Easter holidays, These groups will return to training on Tues. 30th Apr. Training for our 7-8.30pm groups will go ahead as usual except on Fri.19th Apr. as we have arranged a training day for Friday. You can get details of Friday’s session at training or contact Theresa.
The recent National Indoors produced more excellent performances and saw Daniel Quirk take Gold in the U14 Long Jump & Bronze in the 60m Hurdles, Ailbhe Gordon take Gold in the U14 Shot Putt, Luca O’Shea take Silver in the U14 800m, Jack McGlone take Bronze in the U16 800m and the boys team of Daniel Quirk, Rory McNally, Tom McCarthy, Luca O’Shea Breen & Colm O’Neill take Bronze in the U14 4x200m relay.
What a fantastic day we all had at the first ever Wicklow Indoors held on Sat. 16th March in Abbottstown. A huge number of athletes entered and we had a great morning’s competition and great results for the club. Everyone was delighted with the event and the plan is for bigger & better next year. Well done & thank you to everyone who helped out on the day.
CLUB AWARDS NIGHT
We had a great night at the club awards on March 29th and we congratulate all of the athletes who attended and won awards for 2018. Many thanks to all the coaches and to everyone who brought all the lovely food on the night. If you did not receive your award on the night, but want to collect it, contact us & we can arrange to have them available for collection on Tues. 30th Apr. when all groups are back at training.
Our annual Good Attendance Trips for athletes who have 60% or more attendance during the year, took place on Saturday 13th Apr and a fantastic time was had by everyone who attended. Many thanks to Helen Dempsey & Olivia Dallaghan for organising a great day at Bray Bowl for our younger athletes & to Mary Carruth & Emer McNally for organising the trip to GoQuest for our 12 & 13 yr old athletes. Thanks to all who helped out on the day and all who supplied transport. The feedback from both trips has been very positive, with everyone having a terrific day and making lots of great memories. An event for our older athletes will take place shortly.
A big 'Thank You' to those athletes who paid their debts for overdue subs and entry fees for events not attended. A small number still owe for weekly subs/entries and are reminded that these debts need to be sorted asap. If you are unsure whether you owe money, just ask at check-in.
The Club’s volunteer helpers collect these fees and check athletes in on training nights. They do not want to repeatedly ask athletes for the unpaid subs. The subs are a nominal sum to cover track costs, entry fees and replacement of equipment. The subs are for the mutual benefit of all members. The Club cannot continue effectively without the support of all of its members. We remind you also that while the club covers all entry fees for its juvenile members, athletes who don't show up for events they have entered, are then liable for these fees.
Further entries cannot be
accepted for athletes until all debts are paid.
Leinster 10 mile championships, Clontarf Easter Monday 22nd April. Entries to Theresa
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.
National Road Relay Championships, Sun 28th April, Raheny. U17 up. Entries to Theresa
Leinster Novice Road Race, Gowran Mon 1st May Adult event. Entries to Theresa
GAC/IMC Track & Field Sat 4th May, Greystones. U17 upwards. Entries on IMC website
National 5K Sat 4th May, Dublin.
Wicklow County Championships Sat/Sun 11th/12th May, Shoreline, Greystones. Open to all ages. Entry form will be on GAC website nearer the date.
Leinster Schools Track and Field - Day 1, Wed 15th May, Santry,
Leinster Schools Track and Field - Day 2, Sat 18th May, Santry,
National Outdoor League – R1 Sun 19th May, Templemore and Belfast. Contact Theresa
Leinster Juniors & Combined Events Championships, Shoreline, Greystones Sat 25th May. Entry form will be on GAC website nearer the date.
Leinster Relays, Sun 26th May, Le Chéile AC, Leixlip Entry form will be on GAC website
A reminder that the club AGM which had to be postponed, will now take place on Thurs. 25th April at 8pm in Shoreline Sports Park. All members and parents of juvenile members are invited and encouraged to attend. The AGM is an opportunity for members to find out more about the running of the club, put ideas/suggestions forward and maybe get involved in helping the club to progress in the future. While we would welcome new members on to the club committee or any of our sub committees, we will not put pressure on anyone, so please come along on the night.