Members of Dunboyne AC met at DuNboyne Castle on January 29th for the Annual General Meeting.
Looking back at the 2013 season, this has been another great and successful year for the club.
Chairman Michael Cornyn, club Captain Tommy Mc Donnell and Coach Tonny O’Neil mentioned some highlights:
- Dunboyne competing in the National Track & Field league in Santry and Cork
- Ladies winning silver medals in All Ireland Road Relays and gold medals in Meath Road Relays
- Keith Doherty winning titles in pole vault and winning senior athlete of the Year.
- Padraig White and James Mc Cabe competing internationally
- Michael Hanlon winning the Conway Trophy and Mick Quinn Trophy in all Ireland Schools
- Dunboyne AC won 1 gold and 3 silver medals in Master Track&Field.
- Juveniles competed in Meath, Leinster and All Ireland
- Athletes of the year: Keith Doherty, Emilia Dan, Nicola Mc Kiernan and Noreen Geoghan, Aoiffe Kerrigan and George Hutton
Dunboyne AC Chairman congratulated both Seamus Brady for his great job as President of Meath County Board and Secreatry John Holian as Meath County Board Secretary.
Michael Cornyn thanked all the members for the huge support during the year, especially former chairmen Sean and Martin and also vice chairman Theresa Smith.
Few words from President Sean Conroy to celebrate the work, the dedication and achievements of all members and volunteers. Everybody contributes to the success of the club.
The club was founded in 1928 and celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2013. With almost 800 members, adults, juveniles and fit4life section, the club continues to grow. Members meet around our 400m track and participate in many races. The big project for the coming year is the upgrade of the track.
Dunboyne AC was largely represented in road races, cross country and athletics all year long with successful results.
Our top athletes did well; few of them were competing at a national/international level with notable success.
Moreover, the club was very well represented in the local and county competitions, teams been many times on the podium.
The club did continue its key event of the year "Dunboyne 4 Miles road race", with almost 1000 runners participating. A huge crowd came to The Cow Park, used to host the Leinster Cross Country. Members participated as well in the Winter League and Christmas Run organised by Josephine and Liam Murtagh.
Were introduced in 2013, two new programs: Couch to 5K and Fit4Youth with an amazing turn out. The Fit4Life section was again very active and popular thanks to the efforts put by its group leaders.
Outside the track, social events such as Family Fun Day, the Annual Dinner Dance in Dunboyne Castle, Fit4Life Award Night played again a key role in the life of the club.
COMMITTE AND OFFICERS
President: Sean Conroy
Chairman: Michael Cornyn
Vice Chairman: Theresa Smyth
Treasurer: Sean Kinnane
Secretary: Paul Gorey
Assistant Secretary: Paul Gannon
Event & Fundraising: Aoiffe Kerrigan, Paul Donnell, Viviane Lennon, Eleanor Allen, Emilia Dan
Website&post design: Aoiffe Kerrigan
PRO: Valerie Pradelles, assisted by Paul Gannon
Digital Communication (Facebook): Roisin Bell
Child Welfare Officer: Theresa Smyth, assisted by Michelle
Senior Coach: Tony O’Neil
Senior Captain: Tommy Mc Donnell
Registrar: Antoinette Howling
Juvenile Registrar: Keith Eglington
Fit4life Representative: Geraldine Fagan and Vivienne Lennon
Development Officer: Seamus Brady
Kit Man: Tom Muldon
County Board Delegate: Ken McDonagh
Dunboyne AC welcomes all level, all age group. Located on Rooske Road, next to the GAA club; training hours are:
Senior: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8pm
Juvenile: Mondays and Wednesdays 7-8pm
Fit4life: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-9pm
Registration forms are available online (www.dunboyneac.com)