County Kildare Cross Country Championships Sunday 30th September + 11th October

Athletes if you wish to compete in the County Kildare Cross Country Championship this Sunday 30th September in Suncroft  U/10 to U/18 or Novice Championships please inform your coaches before Wednesday 4th October.

The U/9 to U19 + the Intermediate  Championship + the Senior Sealed H/cap will be held on the 11th of October closing date 7oct.  Please Note Athletes can move up an Age Group in Said Championships. Start time both Days 12oc Sharp Athletes need to be at Venue by 11.15 for warm up + to collect their Numbers.

Brother Colm O’ Connell Coach to David Rudisha + Fellow Kenyan Coach, Visit to Club

John Morrissey and Maria Wilmot, who is in our fit4life group, have arranged for Brother Colm O’Connell and his fellow Kenyan coach to visit the club next Tuesday night at 7pm to conduct a group coaching session including running techniques, running drills, core strength drills and relaxation excercises. This will be followed by a talk from Brother Colm on his experiences training the Kenyan juvenile and elite athletes such as David Rudisha. It’s  exclusively for Newbridge AC members and it would be great if everyone could attend…wear you training gear as this will be an active session. This is a unique opportunity to get some insight into what makes the Kenyan athletes the best in the world!!

Fixtures For Cross Country Season + Training Resumes After Summer Break For U/10 – U/19, The Smaller Age Group Will be Back on 8th Sept

Sept 2015

6th – The Mick Finn (handicapped road race) Punchestown.
13th – Crookstown Millview AC – 1st Annual Open Cross Country – 12pm
20th – Liz McDonnell 5km Cross Country in aid of ARC (

4th Oct – Kildare championships- Day 1(Juvenile even ages, Novice, Masters) – 11am Suncroft
11th Oct – Kildare championships- Day 2(Juvenile odd ages, Intermediate, Senior handicapped) –11am Crookstown
25th Oct – Leinster championships  -  Day 1(Juvenile even ages, Novice, Masters) – Venue TBD

8th Nov– Leinster championships- Day 2(Juvenile odd ages, Intermediate) – Venue TBD
22nd Nov – National championships  -  Day 1(Juvenile even ages, Novice, Masters) – Venue TBD
29th Nov – Kildare championships – Day 3 (Seniors) – 12pm – Venue TBD

6th Dec– National championships- Day 2(Juvenile TDB

Coaching Course in Le Cheile Lexip

A Level 1 Coaching Course is set for Le Cheile on 4th/5th- 25th/26th of September, as we always need a large Coaching panel it would be great if anybody is interested in partaking in this Course. Club will pay for same. Contact any of the committee for details

Underage Training

As we have approached the end of the track season, underage training is taking a short break. Training for all our young athletes will resume on Tuesday 8th September at 7:00pm. In the meantime, enjoy watching the IAAF World Championships next week!

See you all in September.


Tesco Community Fund: For the next 6 weeks starting on Monday……if you shop in tesco and get a token please choose and support our club!

Kildare Nationalist, Interview with Ellie O’ Toole

A nice interview with the new All Ireland U/17 400m Champion, Ellie O’ Toole in this weeks Kildare Nationalist, Ellie’s next outing will be in Scotland on the 1st of August  where she will represent Ireland in the Celtic Games.