Photos from the Leinster even ages, novice and masters cross country staged at Avondale House, Rathdrum on Sunday 28 October.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
In order to prepare league standings for the Awards Night I require all clubs who hosted races this past year within the Meath Race League to supply me with complete results in excel format before Friday 2nd November 2012. In the absence of such results I will compile results using the very limited number of results made available to me. Those races (with the exception of the Meath Half Marathon) that were in their inaugural year are not included within the Race League and do not need to comply with this request. I would thank those clubs who have already facilitated me in this regard. Philip Cogavin
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The following athletes have been selected to represent the county at the Leinster even ages, novice and masters cross country on Sunday 28 October at Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. Masters women Emilia Dan Linda Fahy Ursula Byrne Imelda Clarke Ann Hunter Maggie Higgins Maureen Getty Deirdre Fitzsimons Margaret Neary Ann Tobin Eileen Thorma Laura Cotter Carrie Brogan Suzanne Halpin Mary Hanley Master Mens Team Phelim Glynn O/45 Ciaran O'Dwyer (O/35) David O’Connell (O/45) Paddy Mangan (O/50) Derek Hunter (O/45) Mark Leacy (O/45) Peter Casey (O/40) Patrick Stratford (O/40) Brian Rodgers (O/35) Gerry O’Reilly O/40 Warren McIntyre O/35 Damien Hilliard (O/35) Shane Boyle (O/40) Masters Men 50+ Benny Byrne (O/50) Michael Cornyn (O/50) Aidan Keegan (O/50) Donal O’Mathuna (O/50) Mick O'Brien (O/50) Charlie O'Brien (O/55) Eddie Reid (O/60) Ciaran Tobin (O/50) Brian Cully (O/50) Mick Priest (O/50) Martin Brogan (O/50) Novice Women Sonia O’Reilly Rachel Neary Claire Keegan Shauna Moore Shauna Moran Novice Men Rory Kavannagh Loughlin Campion Morgan McDonagh Rory O’Neill Neville Reilly Thomas Moran Thomas O’Reilly Robert Caffery Dermot Cafferty Ramunas Meskauskas John Carroll David Galbraith Dermot Farrelly GU18 Ciara Rooney Laura Farrell GU16 Rose Finegan Elizabeth Moreland Aisling O'Hare Deirdre Healy Sarah Armstrong Niamh Gallogly GU14 Amy Clarke Sarah Clarke Eva O' Donovan Sarah Ennis Martha Reidy Aine O' Connor Sarah Daly Emma Neary Hannah Gilligan Abby Barry Ailbhe Clancy Abbie Timmons Ciara Galvin Aoife Mc Donnell Aideen Slatterty GU12 Eimer Fagan Maebh Hanrahan Petra Reilly Karen Hayes Shauna Murray Ciara Brady Shauna Coffey Andrea Hiney Caoimhe Rowe Ali Sherlock Katie O'Brien Kellie Ward Megan Gavin Aoife Lennihan Ava O'Brien BU18 Rob Tully Conor Rennicks Jack McGowan Conor Duncan Gavin Maher Conor Daniel Michael Heavey Shane Fox Andrew Coscoran Cormac Costello Jim Marry Ciaran McGinley Kieran Bowers Niall Cornyn Ahmed Hussain Abdi BU16 Ciaran Mc Carthy Allan Clarke Sean Tuite Ciaran Crowther Luke Mc Cabe Paul Gill Shane Joyce Conor Cullen Eoin Smyth Philip Marron BU14 Kevin McGrath Alan Monaghan Paddy Maher Alex Hunter Cormac O Dowd Sean Byrne Brian Kiernan Jarlath Jordan Evan Butler Liam Hanley David O' Neill Ben Brunton Cormac Butler Pierce Butler BU12 Shane Smyth Cian McBride Cian McNulty Casey Harry Dunne Sean O'Connor Niall Finnerty Luke Mitchell Jake Cullen Justin Harris Paul O Brien Matthew Kelly Jack Hilliard Matthew Sinnott James Gavin
Meath Athletics Board is hosting a Code of Ethics for Children in Athletics course: Date: 6th November Time: 7.00pm – 10pm Venue: Claremont Stadium, Navan This course is essential for all volunteers working with juvenile athletes or vulnerable adults. The course is free to Meath members and there is currently 10 places available on a first come first served basis. Email email@example.com
Monday, October 15, 2012
U9 Girls: 1st Na Fianna, 2nd Tara, 3rd Dunboyne. U9 Boys: 1st Ratoath, 2nd Dunboyne, 3rd Tara Girls U11: 1st Dunboyne, 2nd Fr Murphy, 3rd Na Fianna Boys U11: 1st Tara, 2nd Na Fianna, 3rd Dunshaughlin. Girls U13: 1st Na Fianna, 2nd Trim, 3rd Bohermeen Boys U13: 1st Dunshaughlin 2nd Trim, 3rd St Brigids Girls U15: 1st Dunshaughlin, 2nd Trim. Boys u15: 1st Bohermeen, 2nd Ratoath, 3rd Tara Boys U17: 1st Bohermeen, 2nd Dunboyne, 3rd Bohermeen Intermediate Men: 1st Dunboyne, 2nd Dunshaughin, 3rd Dunboyne
Girls under 9. Aimee Doherty Ratoath AC Megan Clarke,Tara Nora Clarke Na Fianna Ciara Smyth Tara Ella Fahey Na Fianna Sadhbh Murphy St. Andrews AC Aoife McCormack Dunboyne Erin Farrell Na Fianna Claudia Durkan Trim AC Niamh Sherlock Dunboyne Boys under 9 Charlie Connor Dunshaughlin Fionn Drummond Ratoath AC Ian Byrne Bohermeen Luke Blake St Brigid's AC Padraig Mallon Trim AC Kyle Witter Ratoath AC Adam Cameron Ratoath AC Ciaran Murray Na Fianna AC Dara Kinnane Dunboyne Daoire Cosgrove Tara Girls under 11 Doireann Ni Fhlatharta Dunboyne Aoibhinn Ni Fhlatharta Dunboyne Victoria Knox Dunboyne Aoife Rutherford Ratoath AC Armelle Gallaghan Cushinstown Lauren Mc Elvanna Na Fianna Hannah Rooney Fr. Murphy AC Ali Sherlock Fr. Murphy AC Elisha Larkin Fr. Murphy AC Eimer Clarke Na Fianna Boys under 11 Shane Smyth Tara Niall Finnerty Tara Sean O’Connor Dunshaughlin Jake Cullen Tara Conor Gray Dunshaughlin Adam Conlon Dunboyne Eddie Mulrooney Na Fianna AC Tom Kilgannon Ratoath AC John Cullen Tara Jack Jordan Na Fianna AC Girls under 13 Amy Clarke Na Fianna Nicola Duffy Dunboyne Sarah Clarke Na Fianna Petra Reilly Dunshaughlin Aideen Slattery Na Fianna Sarah Ennis Na Fianna Sarah Daly Na Fianna Emma Neary Na Fianna Annie Kavanagh Bohermeen Karen Hayes Ratoath AC Boys under 13 Shane Hanly St Brigid's AC Evan Butler Dunshaughlin Thomas Reilly Dunshaughlin Luke Mitchell Dunshaughlin Harry Dunne Dunshaughlin Aaron Getty St Brigid's AC Matthew Moyles Dunshaughin Liam Hanley Dunshaughlin Paul O Brien Tara Christopher Clarke Na Fianna AC Girls under 15 Rose Finnegan Bohermeen Martha Reidy Fr. Murphy AC Áine O' Connor Ratoath AC Eva O'Donavan Navan Rachel Huijsdens Dunshaughlin AC Ellen Rooney Fr. Murphy AC Sophie O' Brien Dunshaughlin AC Orla Moyles Dunshaughlin Ailbhe Clancy Dunboyne Alanna Gonsalves Trim AC Ann Marie Diver Trim AC Boys under 15 Kevin McGrath Bohermeen Paddy Maher Dunshaughlin Eoin Smyth Tara Alex Hunter Ratoath AC Alan Monahan Bohermeen Peter Kilgannon Ratoath AC Sean Tuite Bohermeen Philip Marron Ratoath AC Ciaran Leech Na Fianna AC Conor Leech Na Fianna AC Girls under 17 Aisling O' Hare Na Fianna Sarah Armstrong Bohermeen Laura Farrell Fr. Murphy AC Boys under 17 Andrew Coscoran Star of the Sea Conor Rennicks Bohermeen Jack McGowan Bohermeen Gavin Maher Dunshaughlin Brian McGrath Bohermeen Niall Cornyn Dunboyne Daniel Byrne Bohermeen Alan Clarke St Brigid's AC Conor Daniel Trim AC Michael Heavey Dunboyne Junior Women Ciara Rooney Navan Rachel Neary Na Fianna AC Caroline Glynn Dunboyne Intermediate women Sonia Reilly Bohermeen AC Imelda Clarke Na Fianna Ann Hunter Dunshaughlin AC Maureen Getty St Brigid's AC Margaret Neary Na Fianna Dorenda McGee Trim AC Junior women Michael Heavey Dunboyne AC Jim Marry Star of the Sea Sean Keany Dunboyne AC Intermediate men Luke Forde Dunboyne Loughlin Campion Dunboyne AC Morgan McDonagh Dunboyne AC Ciaran O’Dwyer Dunshaughlin Rory Kavanagh Dunboyne AC Phelim Glynn Dunboyne AC Derek Hunter Dunshaughlin David Galbraith Dunboyne AC Benny Byrne Dunshaughlin Gerry O' Reilly Dunboyne AC
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Meath even ages,novice and masters cross country championships at Ballinacree on Sunday 7 Oct 2012. Girls U10: 1st Ratoath,2nd Na Fianna,3rd Tara Boys U10: 1st Ratoath , 2nd Dunshaughlin, 3rd Tara Girls U12: 1st Ratoath, 2nd Bohermeen, 3rd Trim Boys U12: 1st Tara, 2nd Dunshaughlin, 3rd Na Fianna Girls U14: 1st Na Fianna, 2nd St Andrews, 3rd Na Fianna Boys U14: 1st Ratoath, 2nd Tara, 3rd Dunshaughlin Novice Men Team: 1st Dunboyne, 2nd St Brigids, 3rd Bohermeen Masters Ladies Overall: 1st Dunshaughlin, 2nd Na Fianna, 3rd Trim. Masters Men Overall: 1st Dunshaughlin, 2nd Dunboyne, 3rd Trim. Masters Men 0/50 Team: 1st Dunboyne. t
Dunboyne AC will host this Sunday's Meath Cross Country Championships (Intermediate, Junior, UnEven Ages) at the Cowpark in Dunboyne. Car parking at the Cowpark is limited but plenty is available at the club. Dunboyne AC clubhouse is on Rooske Road, Dunboyne, Co. Meath. The race route is about a mile from the clubhouse so arrive early to allow time to jog to the start. Dunboyne AC by car (from Meath): Drive straight through the main traffic lights in the village, direction Dublin. After about 200 yards you'll come to a second set of traffic lights. Turn right here. About half a mile up this road you'll see a large car parking area on the right, with Dunboyne GAA club, Dunboyne AC and Scouts Hall behind it. The Cowpark from the clubhouse Jog straight back down the Rooske Road and turn right (towards Dublin) at the T junction / traffic lights. After about half a mile, just before Clonee sawmills, you'll see a gate and the entrance on the right hand side of the road. Parking is also available Dunboyne Train Station for €3 daily - the station is located half way between the village and the Cowpark.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Results Geraldine Dolan Memorial Schools Cross Country, Ballinacree - Tuesday the 9th of October 2012 Overall Result Position: Name of School: Points: 1 St Finians, Mullingar 147 2 Virginia College 129 3 St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 119 4 St Peters, Dunboyne 117 5 CBS Mullingar 96 6 Ratoath College 82 7 Eureka Secondary School, Kells 65 8 Loreto Secondary School, Mullingar 49 9 O'Carolan College, Nobber 42 10 Wilson's Hospital School, Multyfarnham 41 11 Scoil Mhuire, Convent of Mercy, Trim 22 12 Mullingar Community College 19 13 St Ciaráns, Kells Community School 16 14 St Clares College, Ballyjamesduff 9 15 Loreto Secondary School, Cavan 8 16 St Ultans, Navan 4 16 St Marys, Edenderry 4 18 Coláiste Pobail Ráth Cairn 3 Senior Boys - 2,000m Position: Name: School: 1 Michael Flood St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 2 Niall Cornyn St Peters, Dunboyne 3 Tomas Cooney Virginia College 4 Niall Kelly St Finians, Mullingar 5 Gearoíd Sheridan St Finians, Mullingar 6 Dillon Gaynor Virginia College 7 Pearce Conisius Wilson's Hospital School, Multyfarnham 8 Brendan O'Donnell St Finians, Mullingar 9 Evan Phelan St Peters, Dunboyne 10 Nicolas Rodriguez Wilson's Hospital School, Multyfarnham 11 Colin Gammell St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 12 Reyes Muldoon St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 13 Lee Thornton St Finians, Mullingar 14 Adam Brennan St Peters, Dunboyne 15 Adam Whelan St Peters, Dunboyne 16 Dillon Murray St Peters, Dunboyne 17 Dillon Dlarge St Finians, Mullingar 18 Robert Holton St Marys, Edenderry 19 Steve Fadaj Virginia College 20 John Gallagher St Ultans, Navan Position: Team: Points: 1 St Finians, Mullingar 17 2 St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 24 3 St Peters, Dunboyne 25 4 Virginia College 28 5 Wilson's Hospital School, Multyfarnham 40 6 St Ultans, Navan 66 Senior Girls - 1,500m Position: Name: School: 1 Rosanne Healy St Finians, Mullingar 2 Edel Glennon St Finians, Mullingar 3 Ali Shortt St Finians, Mullingar 4 Sarah Goodwin St Peters, Dunboyne 5 Emma Healy St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 6 Isobel Fox St Peters, Dunboyne 7 Dimante Dapkute St Peters, Dunboyne 8 Kate Weir St Finians, Mullingar 9 Triona Murphy St Ultans, Navan 10 Isabelle Brannigan St Peters, Dunboyne 11 Niamh Foy St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 12 Aisling O'Donnell St Peters, Dunboyne 13 Sarah O'Reilly St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 14 Sophie Conlon St Ultans, Navan Position: Team: Points: 1 St Finians, Mullingar 6 2 St Peters, Dunboyne 17 3 St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 29 Intermediate Boys - 2,000m Position: Name: School: 1 Conor Rennicks St Ciaráns, Kells Community School 2 Conor Brady Virginia College 3 Mervin Harris Wilson's Hospital School, Multyfarnham 4 Sean O'Reilly Virginia College 5 Jack Galvin CBS Mullingar 6 Padraig Donagh O'Carolan College, Nobber 7 Jason McMahon Virginia College 8 Peter Corrigan O'Carolan College, Nobber 9 Mark Magee Virginia College 10 Sean Hendricks St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 11 Robert Reid Ratoath College 12 Sean Finnerty St Peters, Dunboyne 13 Emmet Brady Virginia College 14 Shane Brady O'Carolan College, Nobber 15 Luke Kenny O'Carolan College, Nobber 16 Cian Margiolla O'Carolan College, Nobber 17 Ryan Hughes O'Carolan College, Nobber 18 Kieran Corrigan O'Carolan College, Nobber 19 Darwin Brent Virginia College 20 Owen O'Shea St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle Position: Team: Points: 1 Virginia College (A) 13 2 O'Carolan College, Nobber (A) 28 3 Virginia College (B) 41 4 O'Carolan College, Nobber (B) 48 5 St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle (A) 51 6 St Peters, Dunboyne 70 7 St Marys, Edenderry 51 8 St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle (B) 104 9 Mullingar Community College 110 Intermediate Girls - 1,500m Position: Name: School: 1 Sarah Armstrong Eureka Secondary School, Kells 2 Amy Coyne St Peters, Dunboyne 3 Victoria Harris Wilson's Hospital School, Multyfarnham 4 Faye Walsh Loreto Secondary School, Mullingar 5 Kelly Coyle St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 6 Ruth Glynn St Peters, Dunboyne 7 Beth Farrelly Magee Virginia College 8 Katie Egan St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 9 Vicky Brennan St Peters, Dunboyne 10 Laura Lawless St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 11 Thea Clarke Virginia College 12 Zara O'Hora St Peters, Dunboyne 13 Brereton Lauri St Marys, Edenderry 14 Karen McGovern Virginia College 15 Claire Buckley St Peters, Dunboyne 16 Ciara Clarke Virginia College 17 Amy Whittaker St Peters, Dunboyne 18 Shannon Scodd St Marys, Edenderry 19 Rachael Cooney Virginia College 20 Alanna Eglington Virginia College Position: Team: Points: 1 St Peters, Dunboyne (A) 17 2 St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 23 3 Virginia College 32 4 St Peters, Dunboyne (B) 44 5 St Marys, Edenderry 52 Junior Boys - 1,500m Position: Name: School: 1 Shane Hughes CBS Mullingar 2 Patrick O'Hanlon Ratoath College 3 Allan Clarke St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 4 Oran O'Reilly St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 5 Declan Brady St Ciaráns, Kells Community School 6 Shane McKenna Virginia College 7 Brian McDonnell St Peters, Dunboyne 8 Izzy Akinnroye O'Carolan College, Nobber 9 Dillon Fitzgerald St Finians, Mullingar 10 M McCormack St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 11 Conor O'Grady St Finians, Mullingar 12 Jonathan Reilly Mullingar Community College 13 Conor Delaney St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 14 Carl Darwin Virginia College 15 Aaron Phelan St Peters, Dunboyne 16 Conor Farrelly Virginia College 17 Niall Brady St Ciaráns, Kells Community School 18 Liam Browne Mullingar Community College 19 Karl Slattery St Finians, Mullingar 20 Nathan Lee St Peters, Dunboyne Position: Team: Points: 1 St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle (A) 30 2 Virginia College (A) 57 3 St Peters, Dunboyne 66 4 St Finians, Mullingar 85 5 St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle (B) 106 6 Virginia College (B) 138 7 St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle © 139 8 Wilson's Hospital School, Multyfarnham 157 Junior Girls - 1,000m Position: Name: School: 1 Rose Finnegan Eureka Secondary School, Kells 2 Laura Whitelay St Finians, Mullingar 3 Emer O'Neill Eureka Secondary School, Kells 4 Claire Fagan St Finians, Mullingar 5 Niamh Williams St Peters, Dunboyne 6 Aisling Green St Finians, Mullingar 7 Maeve Flanagan Virginia College 8 Aisling McCabe Virginia College 9 Melissa Henderson Eureka Secondary School, Kells 10 Dorothy Berne Loreto Secondary School, Mullingar 11 Ciara Finnegan St Clares College, Ballyjamesduff 12 Susan Glennon St Finians, Mullingar 13 Ciara Gannon Scoil Mhuire, Convent of Mercy, Trim 14 Aoife Sheridan Scoil Mhuire, Convent of Mercy, Trim 15 Caoimhe Reilly St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 16 Joanne Brady St Clares College, Ballyjamesduff 17 Florence Smith St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 18 Alanna Gansalves Scoil Mhuire, Convent of Mercy, Trim 19 Hilary Harris Wilson's Hospital School, Multyfarnham 20 Emma O'Byrne St Peters, Dunboyne Position: Team: Points: 1 St Finians, Mullingar 24 2 Eureka Secondary School, Kells 35 3 St Clares College, Ballyjamesduff 54 4 Scoil Mhuire, Convent of Mercy, Trim 69 5 Virginia College 91 6 St Peters, Dunboyne (A) 93 7 St Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle 105 8 Wilson's Hospital School, Multyfarnham 119 9 Loreto Secondary School, Mullingar 121 10 St Peters, Dunboyne (B) 166 11 St Ultans, Navan 171 Minor Boys - 1,000m Position: Name: School: 1 Pat Shaw St Finians, Mullingar 2 Michael Moran CBS Mullingar 3 Peter Kilgannon Ratoath College 4 Philip Maron Ratoath College 5 Shane McLoughlan St Finians, Mullingar 6 Adam Lynch CBS Mullingar 7 Owen Fox CBS Mullingar 8 Mark Nolan Ratoath College 9 Naoise Myler O'Carolan College, Nobber 10 Thomas McGivney St Finians, Mullingar 11 Simon Carr CBS Mullingar 12 Mark Tubridy St Finians, Mullingar 13 Kieran Nolan CBS Mullingar 14 Daniel Cummiskey St Peters, Dunboyne 15 James Drumm CBS Mullingar 16 Conor McCrossan St Finians, Mullingar 17 Daragh Monaghan St Finians, Mullingar 18 Adam Loughney CBS Mullingar 19 Conor Hayden CBS Mullingar 20 Jamie Batte CBS Mullingar
Hi everyone, On behalf of St. Brigid’s AC I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the schools for their participation in the Geraldine Dolan Memorial Cross Country Meet earlier today (Tuesday the 9th of October 2012), at Ballinacree, Oldcastle, Co. Meath. While the fine weather helped the occasion, it was the huge number of competitors (over 440 from 18 different schools) that turned up, along with all the teachers that made the day a success, so thanks very much. Final results are now attached, with congratulations going to St. Finian’s, Mullingar on winning the overall event & receiving the Geraldine Dolan Perpetual Cup. Looking forward to seeing you all back again next year. Yours in Sport, Martin J Heery Club Secretary
Monday, October 8, 2012
Meath cross country championships 2012. Novice Male; 1,R. Kavanagh,Dunboyne, 2, L. Campion, Dunboyne,3,M.McDonagh. M40; 1,D. Mahon,Trim,2,T. O’Neill,Dunboyne,3,S.Daniel,Trim. M45;1,T.Maher,Dunshaughlin,P.Glynn,Dunboyne,3,D.O’Connell,Bohermeen. M50;1,D.Clarke,Bohermeen,2,P.Mangan,Dunshaughlin,3,B.Byrne,Dunshaughlin. M60;1,E.Reid,Dunboyne,2,M.Priest,Fr Murphy,3,T.Muldoon,Dunboyne. M18;1,R.Tully,Star of the Sea,2,C.Rennicks,Bohermeen,3,J.McGowan,Bohermeen. B16;1,C.McCarthy,Ratoath,2,A.Clarke,St. Brigids,3,S.Tuite,Bohermeen. B14;1,K.McGrath,Bohermeen,2,A.Monahan,Bohermeen,3,P.Maher,Dunshaughlin. B12;1,S.Smith,Tara,2,C.McBride,Bohermeen,3,C.McNulty,Star of the Sea. B10;1,R.Fagan,Na Fianna,2,C.O’Connor,Dunshaughlin,3,C.Gray,Dunshaughlin. Female Novice;1,S.Reilly,Bohermeen,2,R. Neary, Na Fianna,3,Claire Keegan,Dunboyne. F40;1,E.Dan,2,L.Fahy,Dunshaughlin,3,M.Higgins,Na Fianna. F45;1,U.Byrne,Dunshaughlin,2,I.Clarke,Na Fianna,3,A.Hunter. F50;1,A.Tobin,Trim,2,C.Brogan,Trim. F18;1,C.Rooney,Navan,2,L.Farrell,Fr Murphy. F16;1,R.Finnegan,Bohermeen,2,E.Moreland,Cushinstown,3,A.O’Hare,Na Fianna. F14;1,A.Clarke,Na Fianna,2,S.Clarke,Na Fianna,3,E.O’Donovan,Navan. F12;1,E. Fagan,Na Fianna,2,M.Hanrahan,Navan,3,M.McNamara,Dunshaughlin. F10;1,D.Ni Flaharta,Dunshaughlin,2,E.Regan,Na Fianna,3,A.Doherty,Ratoath.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The first day of the Meath county cross country championships were hosted by the St Brigids Athletic club at their grounds in Ballinacree on Sunday. The event was blessed with one of the finest days of weather all year. The testing course had dried out well over the weekend and a good day of racing was helped by a very smooth schedule carried out by the host club and the officials of Meath athletics board. The mens race over six one kilometre laps included the under 18 novice and masters grades.First across the line overall was Robert Tully from Star of the Sea AC who underlined his potential when winning the under 18 title. The novice title was won by the improving Rory Kavanagh from Dunboyne AC, who led his club to the novice team title with a clean sweep of the medals. Kavanagh was followed closely home by colleagues Loughlin Campion a recent recruit to the Dunboyne ranks and the experienced Morgan McDonagh. In the masters competition there was the usual crew of talented old timers battling it out for honours. Dermot Clarke, Bohermeen finished third overall and won the M50 grade ahead of Paddy Mangan. The other masters categories were won by Don Mahon,Tommy Maher,and Eddie Reid. In the womens race the first runner home was Emilia Dan, Dunboyne AC . with Linda Fahy, Dunshaughlin taking second spot ahead of her training colleague Ursula Byrne who took the top spot in the F45. In the novice womens grade Sonya Reilly put in a very strong performance to add a county cross country title to her achievements this year. The other womens masters grade went to Ann Tobin, Trim. The under 18 girls ran well among the more senior athletes with Ciara Rooney and Laura Farrell gaining valuable experience which will serve them well over the winter season. The under age races were keenly contested and there were notable efforts in the under 14 boys race from Kevin McGrath, Alan Monaghan, Paddy Maher, Alex Hunter and Cormac O’Dowd running in a manner which bodes well for the county at next months Leinster championships. The under 16 girls featured a good race for honours between Rose Finnegan, Elizabeth Moreland and Aisling O’Hare. Next Sunday 14 October the county cross country action will take place at Dunboyne when the county intermediate and uneven age championships will be up for decision. First Race will be at 12 noon.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
FEMALE Age MALE 800m U9 800m 1000m U10 1000m 1200m U11 1200m 1500m U12 1500m 2000m U13 2000m 2500m U14 2500m 3000m U15 3000m 3500m U16 3500m 4000m U17 4500m 4000m U18 6000m 4000m Junior 6000m 4000m Novice 6000m 4000m Master 6000m 4000m Intermediate 8000m 4000m Senior 8000m
Monday, October 1, 2012
The 2012/13 Leinster Development and Performance squads are due to start on Saturday October 6th 2012. Additional dates are also listed. The squads are designed to complement the coaching that athletes are already receive at their clubs. Personal coaches are encouraged to attend either or both squad sessions on the day The Development Squads between 10am-12pm are open to all athletes from 12 years old upwards. The events covered at the Development Squad Days will consist of one event out of each of the 4 sections of Sprints/Hurdles, Long Jump/High Jump, Shot/Javelin/Discus and Endurance. The cost for the 2 hours is €5 per athlete. The Performance Squads 12pm-3pm are for selected athletes only. The Performance Squad cover all event categories. Leinster Regional Squads 2012/2013; Date: Venue: Development Squad: Performance Squad Sat October 6th 2012 Santry 10am – 12pm 12pm to 3pm Sat Nov 3rd 2012 Santry 10am – 12pm 12pm to 3pm Sat Dec 1st 2012 Santry 10am – 12pm 12pm to 3pm Sat Feb 9th 2013 Santry 10am – 12pm 12pm to 3pm Sat March 2nd 2013 Santry 10am – 12pm 12pm to 3pm We look forward to seeing you and your coach throughout the year.
St. Brigid’s Athletic Club would like to invite your school to participate in the Geraldine Dolan Memorial Cross Country Meet on Tuesday the 9th of October 2012, at our new Club Grounds adjacent to the St Brigid’s GFC Pitch. Competition to commence at 11.00am with events for Minor Boys & Girls up to Senior Boys & Girls. The age groups are broken down as follows: Minor – Under 14 on the 1st of July in the year of competition – i.e. 2012. Junior - Under 15 on the 1st of July in the year of competition – i.e. 2012. Intermediate - Under 17 on the 1st of July in the year of competition – i.e. 2012. Senior - Under 19 on the 1st of July in the year of competition – i.e. 2012. I have attached an order of events which is aimed at catering for all competitors, with distances ranging from 1,000m to 2,000m. Points will again be awarded to the first 10 individuals in each race, with the winner getting 10 points, second placed 9 points etc… In the case where there are not 10 individuals in a race points will be scaled back in line with the number of finishers - e.g. if there are only six finishers in a race the winner will get 6 points, second placed 5 points… In addition, there will be a team competition - Minor & Junior Boys & Girls races will be teams of four to count, while Intermediate & Senior Boys & Girls races will be teams of three to count. Points will be based on the number of teams in each race – e.g. if 12 teams finish, the winners will get 12 points, second placed 11 points… while if only 4 teams finish, the winners will get 4 points, second placed 3 points… Athletes must run in their own age group except in a team event where ONE athlete from the age group immediately below may complete a team. No athlete may run in more than one race. Order of Events: Minor Girls: 1000m 2 Laps Minor Boys: 1000m 2 Laps Junior Girls: 1000m 2 Laps Junior Boys: 1500m 3 Laps Intermediate Girls: 1500m 3 Laps Intermediate Boys: 2000m 4 Laps Senior Girls: 1500m 3 Laps Senior Boys: 2000m 4 Laps Rules: 1) Age groups – Age on the 1st of July in the Year of Competition – i.e. 2012. 2) Athletes must run in their own age group except in a team event where ONE athlete from the age group immediately below may complete a team. 3) No athlete may run in more than one race. Finally, individual & team points will then be added together with the best overall School receiving the Geraldine Dolan Perpetual Cup. Entry Fee €2.00 per athlete. I would be grateful if you could please advise us of your participation at your earliest convenience. For further information on any of the above please check us out on Facebook, at www.stbrigidsathleticclub.com or contact either Pat Plunkett on 087 2657051, Gerard Heery on 086 2499886 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Martin J Heery on 086 8564160 / email@example.com Yours in Sport, Martin J Heery Club Secretary
To All Clubs, Star of the Sea AC, Na Fianna AC & St. Brigid's AC all have cross country training on Saturday's. Dunshaughlin AC have a speed endurance session (age 16+) on Wednesday nights at 7.30pm. With regard to the four clubs all are welcome to come as along as those taking part are registered members of an affiliated athletic club. Na Fianna AC train in the Porchfields at Trim. However before you go club's should phone Brigid at 087 7691125 or Maggie Higgins at 087 2866815 for times and details etc. St Brigid's training is at 10am on Saturday morning in Mullaghmeen Forest Park and again club's should contact Gerard Heery at 086 2499886 first. Star of the Sea AC has training in Ardgillan Park tomorrow Saturday at 2pm. We will meet at the top car-park. The session will involve a warm up, hill loops, drills and then a cool down. Normally session will last 90mins. All adults welcome and those juveniles (12yrs +) that would be fit to do a few hills. In future I will put notices with regard to the Ardgillan session up on the Star of the Sea facebook page on Friday evening and refresh it on Saturday morning just in case it has moved too far down the list. Contact Brendan Meade at 087 2533113 . Dunshaughlin AC's speed endurance session takes place on the new track at Ratoath AC. The cost is €2 to cover lights and hire of the track. For more details contact Paddy Mangan at 087 2597731 . With Championships taking place on Sundays training might not take place every Saturday so always check with those named above before you travel.
South O'Hanlon AC are hosting their annual 3km track race series at Claremont Stadium in the coming weeks. The first is on the 14th of November, and the next 3 Wednesday nights, the 21st, 28th and the 5th of December. All races start at 8pm sharp with an entry of €3 a night or €10 for 4 nights. All money taken will be going to the local branch of Meals on Wheels. No times will be recorded so bring your watches!!!