The Closing date for entries  Day (1+2)  of the Leinster Indoors is on the 3th of February, Coaches will need to know this w/end 31st January if you  are competing as the online system for entries closes on the 3th Feb and no entries will be entertained after this date. All Athletes who now attend training should be registered and insured as the Club can not enter you in competition or allow you to use the track for health + safety reasons if your membership has not been received.  Events for the Leinster Championships are posted in Club House or click on www.leinsterathletics.org see programs. Info Noel P:H or Text 0876624857.

County Kildare Novice Road Championships 2016

Last years novice men

Last years novice men

The first month of 2016 is almost at an end, which means the novice road championships must be coming up! Newbridge AC are hosting the competition this year on Sunday 21st February. The novice race is a great introduction to competition with athletes of all levels of abilities competing…..after all everyone was a novice once!

A summary of the eligibility criteria for novices states that…..

“An athlete can compete at County Novice level provided he/ she is 19 years of age on December 31st in year of competition. All Athletes except previous individual winner of this or any higher championship IN ANY COUNTY and the first three individual medallists at senior level are eligible. Also any athlete from outside the Country of Ireland, who has not competed at senior level in Ireland, for at least one year, is ineligible.”

If you have any questions about whether you are eligible, address your questions to Jimmy Cardiff at the track.

In the meantime we will be looking for help on the day with parking, refreshments and cheering amongst other things, so come out and lend a hand if you can……it promises to be a great day.


Training resumes after the Christmas break on Tuesday 12th at 7oc, for children and teenagers aged 10 to 19yrs this is the group that are coached by Noel and Trevor, the younger group starts back on Tuesday 19th at 6.30 (Paul group). Please note all Athletes must be registered and insured within two weeks of resumption of training , membership forms can be downloaded from w/site or pick up one at the Club, parents and guardians should inform themselves with the rules of the Club before their children join rules can also be viewed on w/site.


Meanwhile at the first Indoor meet of the season which was the County Kildare Indoor Championships in Athlone on Saturday 9th January.  Mark Glynn set a P: B of 1.58 winning the County Senior 800m and posted 23.6 in the 200m taking the silver Medal, Mark is one to watch in 2016 as he is still competing in the Juvenile section. Aimee McGrath having her first run of the year finished second to a much more experienced Rachel Smith in the senior 800m Aimee has still not reached her 17th birthday and more to come this season. Molly Aspell competed in the girls U/16 800m( not her favourite event) had a good run but finished in the dreaded 4th spot. Runo Ayovoro showed he is holding his good form of last year when blazing across the line to capture Gold in the boys u/14 60m, Luke Walker Browning looked the winner in the U/13 600m but a lapse of concentration in the last 10m saw him caught on the line for the gold but Luke picked up a second Silver in the L/Jump. Other Athletes showing good form early in the season were Alex O’ Shea silver in the U/15 Hurdles, Omasan Ayovoro bronze in the U/15 200m, Leah O’ Shea bronze in U/15 S/Putt, Fergal Bradley, James Devett, + Jake Mahoney also had good runs in their events but finished out of the Medal Table. THE QUESTION STILL HAS TO BE ASKED WHERE WERE THE LARGE NUMBER OF ATHLETES WHO TRAIN ALL YEAR BUT SHOW NO PRIDE OR COMMITMENT IN THEIR CLUB WHEN COMPETITIONS ARE RUN FOR THEIR BENEFIT?   Coaches hope this trend will not continue in 2016 (as rules of the Club may be enforced)

IMPORTANT: Training for the 10 to 12 age group may have to be restricted to one night a week, unless we can get a panel of People to give 1hr a week on a rota basis to help with this group. Coaching courses are always available and the Club will pay for same. Please talk to any of the coaches at training if you can help.

Membership 2016

The new Application Form for membership for 2016 is available under the Useful Forms tab or by clicking here. Please ensure to print both pages of the form, preferably both sides of a single page.

Forms will also be available for collection in the clubhouse.

Kildare Senior Cross Country Sunday 29th November

Newbridge AC are hosting the Kildare Senior Cross Country Championships this Sunday 29th November starting with the women’s 4000m at 12:00 noon followed shortly thereafter by the men’s 10000m.  It promises to be an exciting competition and we look forward to greeting clubs from all over the county and representing the club in the best way possible. Full details on location available from the Events page.

After the race we will have tea/coffee and refreshments along with the medal presentations and the presentation of the awards for best male and best female athlete 2015.

If you can’t race but will be available on the day to help out then please get in touch via this website, the Facebook page or speak to one of the coaches directly.



Dates for The Leinster Development and Performance Squads. + Club Juvenile Events for December.

Day 1 of the Leinster Development and Performance Squads will take place on November 28th in Morton Stadium, Santry. The Development squad is open to athletes aged 12years +The squad will cost €5 per athlete each day. Please check in at the stand in Morton Stadium from10.30am. Dates for the Development and events covered are listed below:

November 28th 2015     11am-1pm Sprints, Middle Distance, Shot, Long Jump

December 12th                          11am-1pm   Hurdles, Middle distance, Javelin, High Jump              

January 30th 2016       11am-1pm Sprints, Middle Distance, Shot, Long Jump

April 2nd 2016       11am-1pm  Hurdles, Middle Distance, Javelin and High Jump

TBC            11am-1pm  Sprints, Middle Distance, Shot, Long Jump.  The Development Squad takes place from 11am – 1pm on each day and is open to all

The Performance Squad is for selected athletes only from the U16 to U19 age groups. Athletes are selected from the combined results of the Leinster/Dublin Indoors, Outdoors and schools track and field. The top 3 athletes in the Sprints, Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump and Triple jump, and the top 5 athletes in the Walks, Pole Vault, Shot, Discus, Javelin and Hammer..

 The Performance Squad will run on the same dates as above but will cover all events. The Performance squad will run from 1pm-3pm.  Athletes who were selected for above Squad will be informed at training.

Other Juvenile events for December.

December 5th Club Cross Country U/8-U/19 Newbridge College  12oc.

December 7th Christmas Party with Santa Scoil Mhuire                   7oc

December 12th 4 Countys Indoor League Athlone                           2.30

Updated Events Calendar


athletics-backgroundThe Events Calendar has been updated to March 2016 so please check it out. Links to additional information have also been added where available. If we have missed anything you feel should be up there then email lisadonlon@newbridgeac.com.