Monday, January 31, 2011

Clubs of Meath

Clubs of Meath

Could the secretaries and pros of all the Meath clubs please send their club training times, venues, contact details,web address, race promotions and list of officers to or for inclusion on the new county board blog.

Facebook- Dunshaughlin Athletic Club
Training - Tuesday 6.30 - 7.30pm; Thursday 7.00 - 8.00pm; Adult Runs Sunday morning at 10.30

Events -
Irelands Oldest 10km Road Race
Annual Michael Manning Memorial 10km Road Race & Fun Run Challenge       25th June 7.30pm 2011

Chairwoman Moira Aston, Secretary & PRO Ciaran Tobin, Treasurer David Hawcroft, Registrar Moira Peppard, Childrens Officers Cathy Shelly Petrina O Shea, Womens Capt Ann Tobin, Mens Capt Don Mahon

Facebook- Trim Athleticclub
Training- Juveniles Boyne CS Tuesday 6pm
               Meet & Train Tues7.30pm opp Garda Station
               Circuit Training Thurs 7.30pm Boyne CS sportshall
 The club caters for all athletic disciplines and is open to all ages from under 9 up to masters.
In 2010 we launched the Braveheart 5km trail race along the historic banks of the Boyne among the medieval monuments of Irelands finest heritage town. We are planning the 2011 edtion now so put Friday 17 June in your race diary.  Email Phone 086 0569512

Email    Website 
Chairman Tommy Boshell
Vice-Chair Rene Pierce
Treasurer Peter Doherty
Secretary Tom Brady
Registrars SiobhealCummins and Sinéad Farrell
Competition Secretary Jill Duncan
Children's Officers Rene Pierce, Susan Marron, and Tom Brady
Contact Details
Ratoath Athletic Club
C/O 56 CoillBeag
Co Meath

 President: Sylvester Rowe,Chairman: Adrian Moran,Vice Chairman: John Nolan,Secretary: Willie Toomes,Assistant Sec: Anthony Callan,Treasurer: Tommy Clarke,P.R.O: Matthew Moran,Registrar: Declan Byrne.The annual road race will take place from Seneschalstown GFC around the Beauparc/ Hayes area.  SOUTH O'HANLON ATHLETICS CLUB,NAVAN, CO. MEATH


Training for Juveniles is on Monday & Wednesday and commences at 7:00pm. 
Seniors and Juniors train on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00pm. 
Fit4Life Training on Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00pm.
All training takes place at the club's floodlit track by the Rooske Road, Dunboyne, County Meath
Membership Fees are as follows: 
    Senior:         100 euro 
    Juvenile:      1 Child 60 euro; 2 Children 90 euro Family: 150 euro 
Contact Senior Registrar: 
Phelim Glynn (01) 825 2670  
Juvenile Registrar Siobhan Lavin (01) 825 1241 for details. 
Web Site
Further Contact Details:
Sean Kinnane Chairman 087-0569070
Mark Blackwell PRO 087-2580686


Training times:  Monday 7pm - 8pm Enfield GAA pitch
                 Tuesday 7.30pm - 8.30pm Kill National School
                 Wednesday 7pm Enfield GAA pitch snr & masters 
                 Thursday 7pm - 7.40pm up to 12yrs Enfield Hall
                          7.40pm - 8.30pm over 12yrs
Officers:  Chairperson Paddy Farrell
           Vice Chairperson Annmarie McCloskey
           Secretary Lena Heffernan
           Treasurer Bridget Clarke
           Registrar Hilary Heffernan
           PRO Maggie Higgins
           Child Officer Aideen Sinnott
Contact:  Lena Heffernan 087 - 6793220
          Maggie Higgins 087 - 2866815
Road Race:  Bob Heffernan 5K on 
Tuesday 24th May @ Hamlet Court Hotel,
Johnstownbridge @ 8pm.

St Brigid’s AC was formed in 1970 to cater for Athletics in parts of three Counties. Ballinacree, Ballinlough, Oldcastle and Moylagh in Meath, Mountnugent & Castlerahan in Cavan & Fore & Collinstown in Westmeath.

Over the years we had a number of very successful athletes winning Local, County, Provincial & National titles, while also representing both Club & Country at International Events.

We cater for all disciplines of athletics from Sprinting to Middle Distance to Cross Country, Hurdles, Ball Throw & Long Jump, with further developments planned.

We continue to strive to enhance our sport in the local area & wish to advise that Club training for all Juveniles is every Wednesday evening in the St Brigid’s GFC & Athletic Club grounds, Ballinacree from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

In addition, we hold a second training session for all athletes aged 14 years & upwards every Saturday morning in Mullaghmeen Forest from 11.30am to 12.30pm.

For further information on any of the above please contact: Pat Plunkett on 087 2657051, Martin J Heery on 086 8564160 / / 085 7125936 (Club Mobile) or Gerard Heery on 086 2499886 /
Chairperson       Pat Plunkett        Ballinrin, Oldcastle,Co. Meath
       049 8540317     087 2657051   
Vice Chairperson:         Michael Heery,Hammondstown,Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath
        049 8541449    086 8362824
Secretary / Juvenile Coach:     Martin J Heery  Hammondstown,Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath:  
     049 8541449             086 8564160
Joint Treasurers:  Mary Heery Flood   049 8540037  087 1259481 
Catherine McNamee   049 8542224  087 1474588        
Registrar:     Catherine Hawdon    086 2356740
Joint PRO / Senior Coach         Gerard Heery        Hammondstown,Castlepollard,Co. Westmeath
 049 8541449     086 2499886   Joint PRO:       Dermot Hawdon 
Joint Child Protection Officers; Karen Crean, The Square, Oldcastle  Co. Meath      
049 8541217      086 8366994    Dermot Hawdon, Tubride,Oldcastle, Co. Meath  049 8541273    086 8506543

03-04-11 Open 5K Hill Run incorporating the Meath Hill Running Championships (IMRA Rules) - Mullaghmeen Forest Park.
20-07-11 Open 5K Road Race & Fun Race - Oldcastle.
04-10-11 The Geraldine Dolan Memorial Secondary Schools Cross Country - Ballinacree Park.
In addition, please note that like Meath Athletics, St Brigid's AC have lost their web page when Meath Communities On-line disconnected, however as you know we are set up on Facebook.

The following officers have beeen elected by Tara AC for 2011 at their recent AGM.

·    Chairman        Ms.Lisa O’Dowd
·    Secretary        Ms. Kathryn Walley
·    Treasurer        Mr. Seamus O’Kane
·    Registrar/Pro        Ms. Chantelle Farrelly
·    Children’s Officer    Ms. Adrienne Togher
·    Committee:          Mr. Sean O’Regan, Mr. Liam Kelleher, Ms. Celine Jordan,
                           Ms. Marie Flanagan, Ms. Fiona O’Connor, Mr. Paul Kearns.
Kathryn Walley, Secretary Tara Athletic Club, Castletown, Garlow Cross,  Navan, Co. Meath.  
Training Times for new comers - Juveniles 7pm Tuesday and Adults 7.30pm Thursday. 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

2011 County Convention

The Annual Convention of the Meath County Board AAI will take place this Wednesday 2nd February @ 8pm and we would like to see a full attendance by all clubs.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Leinster Regional Squads

The 2nd Leinster & Dublin Regional Squad session of the 2010/2011 season takes place on Saturday February 5th at Morton Stadium, Santry. Registration starts at 10.30am sharp and all athletes are asked to be on time as event specific sessions start at 11am sharp. The cost per athlete is €5 and the squad is for the u14-u19 age groups.
All clubs are asked to remind all athletes selected on the squad about the details for Feb 5th and also to encourage all athletes and their personal coaches to attend. 

The remaining Leinster and Dublin Squads will be held on:
·         Saturday March 5th, Venue Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin
·         Saturday April 9th. Venue Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin

For further details contact RDO Ryan Montgomery at 0872631441 or e-mail

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

To ALL Meath clubs

The All Ireland B Cross Country Championships are on the 6th Feb in the
ALSAA grounds near Dublin airport. It is up to the clubs to enter
individuals & then if there are 6 individuals from a county present in any
one age group then they can be deemed a county team if the county declares
that they want to be considered in the inter county section of the

WOULD CLUB SECRETARIES PLEASE NOTE THE EMAIL SENT BY BRENDAN MEADE DATED 24 Jan. on this subject and deal with the matters raised.

Intermediate & Masters Cross Country

      Attached are the Meath teams for the Intermediate & Masters Cross
Country in ALSAA on Sunday 6th Feb. Contact Gerard at  086-2499886 or
Brendan if there any changes.

Gerard Heery - Team Manager
Brendan Meade- Chairman Meath County Athletics Board

 Masters Men

 Paddy Mangan    Dunshaughlin
Tommy Maher    Dunshaughlin
Sean Kinnane     Dunboyne
Mark Leacy    South O’Hanlon
Phelim Glynn    Dunboyne
Declan Swords    Trim
Ciaran Tobin    Trim AC
Don Mahon    Trim
Domo Moran     Dunshaughlin
Paul Gleeson    South O’Hanlon
Benny Byrne    Dunshaughlin
Donal O’Mahuna    Dunboyne
Paul O’Rourke    Dunshaughlin
Noel Hanratty    Trim
Masters Women
Mary Hanley    Na Fianna
Lucy Darcy    Sportsworld
Ursula Byrne    Dunshaughlin
Brigid Clarke    Na Fianna
Maggie Higgins    Na Fianna
Mary Watters     Navan
Linda Gunning    Bohermeen
Catherine Dunne    Dunboyne
Ann Maria McCloskey    Na Fianna
Maragaret Neary    Na Fianna
Breda Clifford    Navan AC

Intermediate Men
Rory McDonnell     Dunboyne
Mark Hoey     Star of the Sea
Derek Croal    Bohermeen
Loughlin Campion    St. Andrew’s
Donal Hanratty    Tara AC
Morgan McDonagh    Dunboyne
Declan Monaghan    Fr Murphy’s
Neville Reilly    Dunboyne
Robert Caffery    St. Brigids
Liam Newman    Dunshaughlin
Sean Kinnane    Dunboyne
John Keogh    Fr. Murphys
Ronan Wogan    Slane AC

Intermediate Women

Sharon Monaghan    Fr. Murphys
Ursula Byrne    Dunshaughlin
Linda Fahy    Dunshaughlin
Mary Watters    Navan
Margaret Neary    Na Fianna
Ann Marie McCloskey    Na Fianna
Maggie Higgins    Na Fianna
Brigid Clarke    Na Fianna
Imelda Clarke    Na Fianna
Kathleen Croal    Bohermeen
Ann Hunter    Dunshaughlin
Ann Tobin    Trim

Monday, January 17, 2011

Success for Meath athletes in Tullamore XC

The Athletics Ireland Woodies novice and uneven ages cross country
championships took place on Sunday 16 January at Charleville Demesne,
Tullamore. The local club Tullamore Harriers used one of the best cross
country courses in Ireland for the national deciders which had been deferred
from mid December due to weather.

There were a number of good performances from the new crop of distance
talent emerging in Meath. The Star of the Sea club has turned out some
notable middle distance runners who clearly benefit from their training
regime at Ardgillan Castle when it comes to cross country racing. On Sunday
it was the turn of Andrew Coscoran to lay down a marker for the future. He
bid his time in the leading group for the early stages of the under 15 boys
race. At the bell it himself and Conor Christie stretched ahead from the
other leaders. At the top of the only significant climb on the course he
pushed on  for home. From there on over the final kilometre he put seventy
or eighty metres between himself and his nearest rival Conor Christie who in
turn had a safe margin over third placed Padraig Moran.

In the younger age groups Eoin Smith from Tara AC led Meath to fourth place
in the inter county competition when finishing second in the boys under 13
race. The next Meath runner across the line was Alan Monaghan, Bohermeen AC
in fourth place. The county team ran very well in this race to finish

The best Meath club performance on the day was in the girls under 11 race
where  third placed Sarah Clarke led her club colleagues from Na Fianna AC
to third place in the inter clubs competition and the county to fourth. The
Na Fianna squad was completed by Amy Clarke, Emma Neary, Sara Daly and
Aideen Slattery. In the under 11 boys race the leading Meath runner was
Shane Hanley , St Brigids AC who finished  a very good 10th place.

The under 19 girls had an exciting tussle over the finishing straight
between long time leader Mary Mulaire, North Laois and Mary Ann O'Sullivan
who produced a kick that brought her into the lead and victory. Fourth place
in this race went to Shauna Moore from Dunshaughlin AC who is establishing
herself at the forefront of the very competitive womens junior distance
ranks. The county team finished second to Dublin and included her clubmate,
Shauna Moran who put in a storming final two kilometres to finish twefth two
places ahead of Rachel Neary.  Track specialist Elaine Plunkett completed
the scoring quartet.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

2011 Meath Races

17.03Fr. Murphy 5 Mile Road Race inc.Co Cship Fr Murphy AC Ballivor, Co. Meath
27.03 Dunboyne AC 4 Mile Road Race
Dunboyne AC Dunboyne Community Centre
03.04 Meath Hill Running Championships (IMRA rules) St. Brigid's AC Mullaghmeen Forest Park, Oldcastle, Co. Meath
13.05 Simon Cumber 6k Road Race Navan AC Claremont Stadium, Navan
24.05 Bob Heffernan 5k Road Race Na Fianna AC Hamlet Court Hotel, Johnstown Bridge, Enfield
11.06 Patrick Bell Memorial 5k Road Race & Fun Race Bohermeen AC Bohermeen Community Centre
17.06 The Braveheart 5k Trail Run Trim AC, Porchfields,Trim, Co. Meath
25.06 Michael Manning 10k Road Race & Fun Run Dunshaughlin AC Dunshaughlin Community Centre
06.07 South O'Hanlon 5k Road Race & Fun Run South O'Hanlon AC Senschelstown GAA Centre
20.07 St. Brigid's AC 5k Road Race & Fun Run St Brigids AC Ballinacree,Oldcastle
26.08 Tara AC 5K Road Race & Fun Run Tara AC Skyrne Community Hall
11.09 Rennicks Cup & Fr Delany 5 Mile Road Race & Fun Run Bohermeen AC Bohermeen Community Centre
25.09 Star of the Sea AC 23rd Annual Cross Country Meeting Star of the Sea AC Greenanstown, Stamullen, Co. Meath
26.12 Paddy Hyland 10k Road Race & Fun Run Navan AC Claremont Stadium, Navan

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Leinster win for women

The Leinster Junior & Senior Cross Country Championships hosted by St. Senan’s AC in Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny last Sunday saw the Meath womens team retain the senior cross country title. The womens race over 5k consisted of one small lap and two large laps over a generally flat course, which was broken by one short steep decline and on the opposite side of the field a short sharp climb.

From the gun Aoife Talty (Raheny Shamrocks) went into the lead closely followed by Meath athlete Fiona Mahon (Donore Harriers). With the first lap completed Talty had opened up a slight lead on Mahon with Aoife Brady back in 6th or 7th place. A few places further back were Sharon Monaghan (Fr. Murphy AC) and Crona Brady (Sportsworld AC). Aoife Brady (Sportsworld AC) made great headway through the second lap and as the athletes embarked on their last lap Talty had consolidated her lead but it looked that Aoife would challenge Fiona Mahon for the silver medal. While at one stage Aoife had cut Fiona’s lead to 10m the Donore Harrier’s girl dug deep and over the final kilometre she again pulled away from Aoife and made sure of the silver medal. Meanwhile Crona Brady finished 11th and with Sharon Monaghan coming home in 18th place the team had a total of 34pts to take the title from Offaly with 70pts and Kilkenny losing on count-back also with 70pts in third place.
The junior ladies race over 3k also had a Meath interest with Dunshaughlin athlete Shauna Moore having a great race when taking the silver medal. The race was won by Mary Ann O’Sullivan (Tinryland AC) with Shauna well clear of Megan Morrissey (Thomastown AC) in third place. Next weekend sees Shauna leading out the Meath U19 girl’s team in the All Ireland U19 Cross Country Championships and she was very happy to have got a good 3k race in preparation for next weeks longer 5k event in Tullamore.

Meath athletes at Leinster Awards

Three Meath athletes received Leinster Star awards at the Leinster athletics
presentation night in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow on Saturday night. Sinead
Reynolds, Cushinstown AC was the top Meath juvenile female athlete at
Leinster level with medal winning performances in sprints and long jump in
the indoor and outdoor championships. Jamie Murtagh, St Andrews won the male
juvenile award after success in the high jump with a best effort of 1.65m at
the provincial championships, and silve at the indoors. The top Meath senior
athlete at Leinster level last year was David Tobin, Trim AC who won the
under 23 title, the indoor seniors and was runner up in the outdoor
championships in June.
Cushinstown AC took the Leinster Shield for the club with the best combined
results in the Leinster under 9 to 11 championships last summer. the future
looks very bright for the east Meath club which continues to turn out
promising athletes under the guidance of Dessie Gough and Paddy Joyce.