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 (
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October
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

November
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

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

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.

GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE, P:B And Disappointment At All Ireland Finals 11-12th July

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Ellie and Aimee all out in final of 400m

Over one thousand Athletes from the 32 Counties competed for the Holy Grail and a place on the podium at the All Ireland Championships in Tullamore this week end 11th + 12th of July, as with all competition at this level there will be heartbreak and disappointment you can give 110% and still finish out of the medal table as some of our athletes found out even running a P: B did not guarantee a place in top three. One of the chosen few to grace top place on the podium was Ellie O’ Toole capturing the Gold Medal and running a P: B of 57. 2 in the U/17400m Ellie next outing will be at the Schools International in Scotland next w/end.

Silver Medals went to Luke Morris 100m P: B 11.02, 200m P: B 22.6. Mark Glynn ran a P: B 52.9 in 400m and Aimee McGrath coasted in to the final 8 in her 400m winning her heat in a P: B 60.3 but lack of experience told in the final for Mark + Aimee as running this event for the first time they finished just out of top three more to come from these Athletes. Runo Ayavoro the boys U/13 Leinster Champion in the 80m had high hopes of a medal in his event but also faced disappointment even a P: B of 10.7 did not get him on the podium.  Kevin Kyne and Omasan Ayavoro did not find their form on the day and like the majority of the competitors finished out of medals.

In the fields events Nikki O’ Neill looked assured of the gold medal in the girls U/15 Javelin with a throw of over 36m but with last throw of the competition her nearest competitor demoted Nikki to the Silver medal spot Nikki was happy with her performance on the day, also in the Javelin event Jack McWey won a fine Bronze, Mark Freeman was delighted with a P: B in the same event.

The Championships will draw to a close next w/end with the All Ireland Relay Finals, and our Boys U/17 team who set a C:B time in the Leinster final must be one of the favourites for Gold, so best of Luck to Luke, Kevin, Mark, and Tom in 4x100m Relay. GOOD REPORT IN LOCAL PAPERS ABOUT ATHLETICS IN NEWBRIDGE THIS WEEK.

FLAG DAYS

Sincere thanks to all who collected on the flag days Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th. All help was very much appreciated.

Results Leinster Championships 20th/21st June and Dates for All Irelands

Two Championships Best times were set by our Athletes over the w/end at the Leinster Championships, with Ellie O’ Toole setting the track alight crossing the line in 57.97 in the  girls U/17 400m just above the qualifying time for the European juniors, (ELLIE HAS ALSO BEEN SELECTED TO REPRESENT IRELAND AT THE SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SCOTLAND ON 18th OF JULY ) more to come for this athlete. The boys U/17 relay team of Luke Morris, Kevin Kyne, Mark Glynn, and Tom Cole also blazed around the tartan setting C:B of 45.4 in the 4x100m. This was the icing on the cake following other gold medal performances at the venue with Nikki O’ Neill Gold in the U/15 Javelin, Luke Morris Gold in U/17 100m, and Silver 200m, Mark Glynn Silver and a P:B of 53.3 in U/17 400m, Jack McWey Silver in U/16 Javelin, Omasan Ayavoro Silver in U/14 200m, Bronze Medals went to Kevin Kyne U/17 100m, Mark Freeman U/16 Javelin. Aimee McGrath, Ellie O’ Toole, Mark Glynn, Kevin Kyne ,were member of the victories County Teams winning Gold in the Girls U/17 and Boys U/17 4×100 relays, more performances of note were had by Molly Aspell, Leah O’ Shea, Grace O’ Toole and Dion Whelan Moor setting P:B in their various events but finishing out of medal table.

Please note the following All Ireland dates in which we Have Athletes Competing, I will be posting list of events and dates in Club House so put them in your note book or more info at www.athleticeireland.ie

4/7/15 National Juveniles Day (1)

5/7/15 National Juniors + U/23

11/7/15 National Juveniles Day (2)

12/7/15 National Juveniles Day (3)

18/7/15 National Juvenile (B) Championships + Inter Club Relays??????????

Top Athletes in League, Dates for Leinster + All Ireland Championships, Other News

Congrats  Grace o’ Toole and Luke Walker Browning who were overall winners in their age group in the League. All other Children who competed will receive their award when the points total is published. Dates for events in June and July,

Saturday 13th June Leinster Combine pentathlon Celbridge 10,30

Sunday 14th June County (B) Championships and Throws  Crookstown , Throws start at 11oc and (B) Championship at 2oc

(ALL EVENTS BELOW FROM JUNE 20th TO JULY 12th WILL BE HELD IN TULLAMORE)

Saturday 20th + 21st June Leinster Juvenile Championships. also Inter County Relays are on Saturday 20th and Inter Club Relays are on Sunday 21st of June more info at www.athleticleinster.org.

Saturday 4th + Saturday 11th + Sunday 12th of July are the dates for All Irelands Juveniles.

Sunday 5th July National Juniors

With reference to waiting list for U/8-U/10, we are contacting parents, working in groups of ten from top of list downwards, and we hope to accommodate all by end of season.

Annual Senior Club Road Race

The annual senior club road race will take place on Thursday 9th July ( 4 mile). Meeting at 6.30pm on the curragh. Please wear club singlet. Hope to see you all there.