Kildare Intermediate Cross Country – Suncroft 9/10/2016

The intermediate men’s and women’s county cross country took place in Suncroft with Newbridge AC athletes again showing excellence! In the intermediate womens 4000m Hannah Linney was 2nd, Kate Burke 3rd, Anna Burke 5th and Claire Burke 7th giving Newbridge first place in the team standings. Well deserved after a strong showing at the Novices the previous week!

The intermediate men’s team of Dion Whelan Moore in 7th, Ashton Farrell in 8th, Seamus Cardiff in 12th and Jeremy Whitty in 16th were 2nd team. Great running guys!

Link to full results here

Kildare Novice and Masters Cross Country – 02/10/2016

There were some excellent individual and team performances by Newbridge AC at the novice and masters cross country championships in Suncroft. It was a glorious sunny day and a little unseasonal for autumn but the competition went ahead anyway!

First off was the women’s novice race with Hannah Linney running a great race for second overall followed by Kate Burke in 5th, Aisling Browne in 6th and Anna Burke in 9th. This brought them second team on the day, within one point of Le Cheile so it was a close one…next time!

Aisling Brown finished 5th in the masters race and Claire Burke was 10th. Unfortunately we didn’t have a full team but in the individual standings Aisling Browne was 1st M1.
In the novice mens race the first Newbridge AC finisher was Conor Tiernan running a strong race for 2nd overall followed by Alan Sammon in 4th, Dion Whelan Moore in 7th, Michael Browne in 9th, Evan O’Connor in 19th and Denis Buckley in 20th. The team of Conor Tiernan, Alan Sammon, Dion Whelan Moore and Michael Brown were first.
In the mens masters race Brian Byrne was first overall with Alan Sammon a strong 3rd followed by Ciaran Carr in 5th, Eoin Brett in 5th, Michael Coyle in 6th, Ivan O’Connor in 16th, Denis Buckley in 17th and Albert Keenan in 20th.
Newbridge AC “A” were first team and Newbridge AC “B” were 3rd team.
Additional individual awards were 1st M1 Bryan Byrne and 3rd M1 Ciaran Carr.
Alan Sammon was 1st M2 and Michael Coyle 2nds.
Albert Keenan was 1st M7

Link to PDF file of results Xc results

Coach Education Courses – East Coast Region

** Copied from Athletics Leinster Website **

Original post here

Please see below a list of Coach Education Courses taking place in the East Coast Region over the coming months.

Please Note: All registrations and payments for these Courses must be completed online through either of the following links:  or

Information on each course and the Coach Education Pathway can be accessed through the following link:

Date Course Venue Time Cost
September 17th Athletics Leader Course


Claremont Stadium Navan

Co. Meath

10am – 5pm €60.00


October 8th Assistant Coach Course


Shoreline Sports Park Greystones, Co Wicklow 10am – 5pm €60.00


October 22nd Endurance Running Course


Tallaght Athletic Club

Dublin 24

10am – 5pm €60.00




Level 1 Coaching Course


Claremont Stadium Navan  Co. Meath Day 1/3  6pm-10pm

Day 2/4  10am – 5pm

December 3rd Assistant Coach Course


Bush Post Primary School

Co. Louth

10am – 5pm €60.00


December 10th Athletics Leader Course


Tallaght Athletic Club

Dublin 24

10am – 5pm €60.00


Daniel Kilgallon

RDO East Coast

Athletics Ireland



Leinster Development and Performance Squads 2016/17

**Copied from Leinster Athletics Website**

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Details for the 2016/17 Leinster Development and Performance Squads are as follows:

Development Squad         Performance Squad

October 15th 2016       Morton Stadium, Santry             11am – 1pm                        1pm-3pm

December 3rd 2016    Athlone IT Arena                        11am – 1pm                        1pm-3pm

January 7th 2017          Athlone IT Arena                        11am – 1pm                        1pm-3pm

April 22nd 2017          Morton Stadium, Santry             11am – 1pm                        1pm-3pm


The Development Squad takes place from 11am – 1pm on each day and is open to all athletes aged 12 years +. The squad will cost €5 per athlete each day. DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE. Please check in at the venue from 10.30am. Events covered on the Development Squad are as follows:

Day 1              11am-1pm                          Sprints, Middle Distance, Shot, Long Jump

Day 2              11am-1pm                          Hurdles, Middle Distance, Javelin and High Jump

Day 3              11am-1pm                          Sprints, Middle Distance, Shot, Long Jump

Day 4              11am-1pm                          Hurdles, Middle Distance, Javelin and High Jump

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 4 athletes in the Walks, Pole Vault, Shot, Discus, Javelin and Hammer. Also athletes who finished 3rd, 4th and 5th in the MD events have been selected.

The Performance Squad will run on the same dates as above but will cover all events. The Performance squad will run from 1pm-3pm.

A list of those athletes selected for the Performance squad is available HERE

Those selected must register and pay for the Performance squad online where the athlete will also select the event they wish to take part in. The cost of the Performance Squad is €25.

Selected athletes are asked to register by October 13th through the following link -

If you do not wish to attend please email to allow the next athlete in line to take his/her place.

Event coaches on the Performance Squad will submit a plan to AAI  two weeks before Day 1 of the Squad. This will be available for club coaches to view if they wish. To get a copy of the event plan please contact Colin Byrne –

Please note that the 2016 dates for the Development and Performance squads may be subject to change depending on Leinster/Dublin Indoor competition dates.

A look back on the Juvenile Track + Field Season 2016 for Members who do not have access to our Under age Facebook page

The main news was that four of our Athletes were selected to represent Ireland at various events, Luke Morris World Juniors + European Youths Championships. Mark Glynn Celtic Games Championships which Ireland won Nikki O’ Neill S,I.A,B Schools Field International. Ellie O’ Toole International Schools Track.


The following are snippets and result I posted on F/Book page,


More good News for the Club as Mark Glynn has been selected on Irish Team for the Celtic Game’s which will be held in Wales on 6th August.Congrats Mark all hard work paid off. (may be more Athletes selected from Club for team which I have not heard from )

A big congrats to luke Morris from the Club, who has been selected on the Irish team for the European Youth Championships

A big congrats to Nikki O’ Neill on her selection for the Irish team competing at the SIAB Schools Track + Field International in Ashford Kent next W/End, The Club wish her good Luck.

Some news from Euro Youths Championships, Luke Morris was unfortunate to get a bout of food poison and did not run up to his usual good standards in the 200m, but the good new’s is that he has been selected for back up to the relay team in the IAAF World U/20 Championships in Poland 19-24 July this event will be on various TV channels and streams. All at the Club wish him well

Results from All Irelands 2016, + Athletes on short break.

The curtains finally closed on the juvenile track + season for 2016 on the 23/24th July in Tullamore where the cream of athletes from the 32 Counties competed for the holy grail in the All Ireland U/14-U/19 finals. Seven Athletes who qualified from the Leinster Championships competed for the Club, Ellie O’ Toole, Aimee McGrath, Mark Glynn, Kevin Kyne, U/18. Mark Freeman U/17, Grace O’ Toole U/16, Runo Ayovoro U/14. After some gruelling heats the eights best athletes in Ireland including the seven from the Newbridge Club toed the line to compete in various events. The final results were decided by photo finishes + hundreds of seconds, Ellie Bronze in 400m (58.7) 6th 200m Mark Bronze 400m (50.8) Silver 800m (2.1) Aimee 6th 400m, 8 of 15 800m 7th 200m, Kevin 8th100m, Mark freeman 6th Javelin, Grace 8th 200m, Runo 8th 80m. Well done to all who gave 100% on the day and are in top eight in their age group in 32 Counties.  This age group will now be taking a well deserved break for a few weeks


Congrats to Grace O’ Toole, Sarah Cole, Fergal Bradly, Alex O’ Shea, Luke Walker Browning, top 5 scoring Athletes from Club in League, Trophy’s on the way.well done to all the boys + girls who competed

All our Athletes moved up an age group to compete in the All Ireland Junior Championships in a wet and windy Tullamore on Saturday 2nd July. Aimee, Ellie,Mark,and Luke, performed well qualifyed in there heats to book there place against 8 of the best Junior athletes from the 26 Counties for the finals, Results Luke Morris bronze in 200m, Ellie O’ Toole fourth in 400m Aimee Mcgrath d,n,s, Mark Glynn 5th 400m,lot’s of experience gained and looking forward to competing in their own age group over the next weeks in the U/18 All Ireland championships, A special mention for Alex O’ Shea who finished 6th in the All Ireland U/14 combined events on Sunday, Alex posted several P;B including a 2.26 in the 800m. Well done to all

Day (2) Every Body got WET, but medals were in short supply, Luke Morris Gold in 200m following his good win in the 100m on day (1) Runo Silver in photo finish, Molly Aspell 5th in 3000m, Ellie O’ Toole Bronze 200m, Omasan 4th in 100m, Still waiting on other results,+ photos will post when i get them.

Great results in Leinster Championships  Day (1). Mark Glynn Gold in boys U/18 400m + 800m, Luke Morris gold U/18 100m, Jack McWey Silver + Mark Freeman Bronze in boys U/17 Javelin, Alex O’ Shea B ronze in U/14 Hurdels, Dion Whelan Moor P:B boys U/19 800m. Ellie O’ Toole Gold in girls U/18 400m C:B S:B, + Aimee McGrath Silver P:B 59.9 Nikki O’ Neill Gold inU/17 Javelin, Ellie O’ Toole Gold in Inter Relay, Grace O’ Toole Silver Inter County Relay

Great Results at the Leinster Junior Championships to day. Luke Morris winning the 100m+200m and gaining qualifying time for the European Youths Championships in Georgia. Mark Glynn crowned 800m champ + Ellie O’ Toole SB 58.6 in the 400m


Congrats to Luke Walker Browning on having a great run in the boys U/13 600m taking the Bronze Medal in the Leinster Championships to day in Tullamore and to Alex O’ Shea Silver Medal in Leinster Combine Events in Wexford to Day


The newbridge Javelin throwers had a good day at the county throws today Jack McWey getting gold in the u17 followed closely by Mark Freeman with silver Nikki o Neill bringing home another gold in the u 15 . Three good county champions well done

Congrats to Luke 100m+ 200m Champ, Amiee 200m + 400m Champion, Mark 400m Champion,Grace, Fergal,Mick, runners up. Michell 3000m champion ,Eoin runner up in 3000m at the County senior Championships in Leixlip to Day

Congrats to Aimee Junior 200m + 800m County Champ. Mark 400m Junior County Champ. Runo 100m County Champ, Alex County U/14 Hurdles. Luke runner up 600m Photo Finish, U/14 boys relay Ian, Luke, Runo, Alex, Bronze,  Jack McWey Champ in Javelin.


All Ireland Indoors 12th March

Mark Glynn Silver in 400m 50.66, Bronze in 800m 1.59. Ellie O’ Toole Silver 400m 57.66.

Leinster Indoors 5th March, Mark Glynn Boys U/18 400m Gold 50.9 sec. Ellie O’Toole U/18 400m Gold 58.9sec, Aimee McGrath U/18 400m Bronze this was a race we were looking forward to, but the event was decided on times and run over two Heats both girls winning but running against the Clock a straight final would have been a great race. Kevin Kyne U/18 60m was a photo finish Kevin denied the title by 3thousand of a sec. Runo Ayavoro  after Heats and Semi finals crossed the line in the Boys U/14 60m 8.3sec to be crowned Leinster Champ in the Final. Grace O’ Toole suffering from a ankle injury won her heat Girls U/16 200m  ran a good race in final but  did not medal. 6th March, Ellie, Mark, and Aimee, returned with heavy legs for the Junior Champs on Sunday but all had good performances Aimee Silver in 800m, Ellie Silver 400m 58.6 sec, Mark faded on the last lap in 800m but was happy

to finish 4th in 1.58 sec


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.

Newbridge Athletics Club Underage closed group on Facebook

Hi Parents/Guardians/Athletes, I am now  posting all relevant information regarding the Juvenile section on our underage Facebook page which is a closed group. Lot’s to see on this page results, photo’s ,reports and events. If you are a registered member of the Club you can click on page and request to join. Hope you all enjoy the School Holidays but we are still training the older age groups U/12-U/19 as some of the Athletes have qualified for All Irelands and will be  competing in the next few weeks. Info Noel 0876624857


Newbridge AC 5k & 10k Road Race – Race Report

Sunday June 12th was a momentous day for Newbridge AC when we held, for the first time our own open AAI permitted 5k and 10k road race. Despite some very big events taking place the same weekend we were lucky enough to attract a large crowd at all levels with a very strong field at the sharp end!

Despite an inauspicious start to the day on the weather front and a bad forecast, the skies cleared before the races began and it became warm and pleasant (for onlookers!) for the remainder of the day. We were lucky enough to have the race documented in pictures by many talented photographers and I think you will agree that Newbridge and the Curragh have never looked better! Thanks to Popupraces, Vincent McCormack, Cohlin Donovan and Tom & Moira Cash for the photographs.

The 10K was won in super style by Paul Stevenson of Rathfarnham AC in a fantastic time of 32:12, closely followed by his team-mate Barry Minnock in 33:00.  The first woman home was Sonya McConnan followed by Hannah Fothergill and our own Michelle Cox in third.

The 5K was won in 16.16 by Conor Healy. followed by Newbridge AC men Paul Campell and Paul Archbold. The 5K was a clean sweep for the Newbridge women with Emma Boland taking first followed by Kate Burke and Mary Reilly.

Full results are below. If you have any queries about these or wish to collect a prize contact

Mens 10k

(1) Paul Stevenson (2) Barry Minnock (3)Stephen Conroy

(M40) Cyril Cuddy  (M45) Mark Stopes  (M50) Pat Malone

Womens 10k

(1) Sonya McConnan (2) Hannah Fothergill (3) Michelle Cox

(F40) Ann Marie Kenny  (F45) Aisling Hegarty  (F50) Mary Walker

1st Newbridge Man – Brian Byrne            1st Newbridge Woman – Maria Snell

Mens 5k

(1) Conor Healy (2) Paul Campbell (3) Paul Archbold

(M40) Dave Keenan  (M45) Martin Dowling  (M50) Gerry Loftus

Womens 5k

(1) Emma Boland (2) Kate Burke (3) Mary Reilly

(F40) Siobhan Kelly (F45) Ann Ryan  (F50) Josephine Killeen

First Fit For Life member – Jonathan McGivern


Thanks again to everyone who helped out on the days and in the days, weeks and months leading up to the race. Thanks to our generous sponsors, to the Gardai, Order of Malta and to everyone who took part.




























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