Car parking is limited and most likely you will need to find alternative car park spaces in the locality. Please do not park in residential car parkspaces or on Santry Avenue. Alternative car parking may be found in Gulliver’s Retail Park.
Sports Grounds/Course Location
There should not be any encroachment whatsoever onto any of the football pitches. Strictly, no warm-ups, standing, walking on the football pitches will be permitted. No spectators should be on the pitches at anytime.
Parents/Guardians should leave as soon as possible after their event.
Before attending the event on the day, EVERYONE MUST complete the form online no earlier than the evening before and no later than the morning of each and every competition day, through the link below
Well done to Jodie McCann who had a great win yesterday in the Bobble Rea memorial cross country race which was run in conjunction with the Ulster even age group championship. There were over 120 finishers in the women’s race and Jodie won in fine style. Great result!
We drove to Ballyhale, Kilkenny, to race in the Leinster Novice Cross Country Championships. This is farming country, hurling country, the county of Powers, Codys and Shefflin.
The venue was Mountain View Golf Club and while there were no big hills in sight the magnificent Golden Vale stretched out in front of us to the East through the damp mist. This was a tough but fair course which held up well all day. There were a few elevations along the way with plenty of good running on the dry racing line.
Our womens team travelled there for the first time since we won the title in 2014, great to see Aoife Ni and Aislinn, two of the remaining survivors of that great day there, supporting the newbees and learning the tricky art of the bagman. The mens team has not made an appearance in thesechampionships for almost 40 years. Having won the Dublin title earlier in the month our women toed the start line hoping for a high team position but we finished just out of the team medals in 4th place. Silje 5th, Ellen 12th, Aoife Ni 25th, Edel Mc 46th, Noelle 46th, Aoife D 71st and Fiona 80th.
In 797AD the Vikings came to Ireland to sack our monasteries, pillage our treasurers and carry off our women. Today 1200 years later Silje continued where they left off plundering much gold as a member of the winning Dublin team, here she was joined by Ellen having another fine run.Knocking on heaven’s door or what?
Pierre, slowly getting back to his best pillaged some gold of his own winning the individual race in a canter and leading the Dublin Team to victory. Daire also made the Dublin team finishing a brilliant 4th in his first race in over two years. There were very encouraging runs for the men with Ronan 46th, Evan 49th and Ciaran 108th combining to finish 4th club team.
All in all a very enjoyable day, great team spirit and we drive forward. Great praise to Leinster Athletics for magnificent organistaion.
Sat 23rd Oct HITW at 10 sprints group plus older middle distance group.
Sun 24th Oct HITW at 11 everyone
Tue 26th Oct HITW at 3pm anyone who’s free. 7 pm Grangegorman for senior middle distance and older sprint group.
Thur 28th Oct HITW at 10.30 anyone who’s free. Grangegorman at 7 for older sprints group.
Best of luck to our Leinster novice competitors on Sat in Kilkenny.