National league 4 in a row for our women’s team!!

In Athlone today our women’s team came out top of the indoor inter club league for the 4th year in a row. Catherine mc Manus got us off to a good start with a fine 2nd place in the 200m . Emily Corcoran finished 2nd in the high jump and Jodie McCann rocked up another 2nd place in the 1500m Catherine finished 1st in the 400m. Clare Murphy made her competition debut in the triple jump.

In the guest races Joseph Mcloughlin had his first indoor race over the 200m, Sam ran a PB in his 200m, Sean ran a PB in his 800m, Joe and Ian competed well in the 800 and 400.
In the women’s events Clare Murphy ran a PB in her 400 with Ashley close to her best. Gillian ran her first 800 indoor this season.
The relays finished off the team competition and as the women were well ahead going in, Catherine took over as relay coach and after a very gutsy exciting run by all the the young team of Ashley, Clare, Caoimhe and Allison our women were presented with the winners trophy for the 4th year. Well done to everyone. Thank you to Dermot, Tony and Brian for all their support to the team.

Training/ competition this week

Sat 25th Jan National junior/ under 23 in Athlone. Best of luck to Celine, Dora, Sean, Jodie and Edel in the 1500m races. Alison in the hurdles and Emily in the high jump.

Training on Sat meet at 10.30 at the Hole in the wall. Athletes born 2007 and older.

Sun 26th Jan. Training at 11 at the Hole in the wall everyone.

Sun 26th Jan. Best of luck to our womens team at the final of the indoor league in Athlone. We will have a group of our older athletes competing in the guest events.

Tue 28th Jan Bogies at 4 for anyone who’s free. Everyone else Grangegorman at 7.

Thur 30th Jan National indoor arena meeting at 7.15 for 7.30 start.

West & North Leinster schools xc

On Thursday we had a big club group competing in the Phoenix Park at the schools cross country qualifiers for the Leinster schools. Best result of the day was the impressive 2nd place by Celine in the senior girls race leading her St Dominics team of Dora, Sara and Gillian to first place.

In the minor girls race Shona, lily, Niamh and Eva all ran really well in a very competitive race with their team losing out on 3rd place by only 2 points.

Oisin had a great run in the minor boys coming 4th, Conor Maleady ran really well helping his st Declans team to 2nd place.

Others who qualified for Leinsters were Cliodhna Ryan in the junior girls, Joe Fogarty and Christopher Mcloughlin in the inter boys, Sean Donoghue in the senior boys.

Just missing out were Clare o Connor, Aisling Keenan, Jana Moheiden and Conor Murphy.
Well done to all. Great to see so many out in the lovely sunshine. Thanks to all who supported on the day.


Timetable for Athlone on Sunday. Aim to be there one hour before stated start time. Allow 80mins for travel.