16th Oct 2016


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West Limerick Ac Notes 16-Oct 2016

Intermediate and Masters Cross Country

Bilboa AC hosted some excellent races this past Sunday. Performance of the day went to Gary Egan of An Bru AC who won both the mens Intermediate and Masters race.
From a West Limerick perspective we had some good performances in the ladie’s and men’s races. Ailbhe Dempsey was 5th in the Intermediate race. Fiona Bourke was 3rd overall in Masters and 2nd in her category. This followed up a strong outing from Fiona in the County Senior race.
In the mens Intermediate race we had Declan Guina 5th, Liam Hurrell 15th, Kevin Kelly 22nd, Shane Quille 23rd and Jonathan Scanlan 27th. In the mens Masters race we had Ger Guina 4th overall and 3rd in category, Liam Hurrell 4th in category, Shane Quille 8th in category, Kevin Kelly 4th in category and Jonathan Scanlan 8th in category.
The mens teams were 4th in both team events.
This race concluded the County Championship Cross Country races. Thank you to everyone who ran for the club in underage, Novice, Intermediate, Senior and Masters levels. Thank you also to club captains Martina Ahern and Declan Guina for there effort in getting athletes out in each race.

Uneven Age Cross Country

Bilboa AC also hosted the uneven age group races. Our Under 17 girls team were gold medal winners. Our team was Grace O Donnell, Sinead Woulfe , Kate Downes & Sophie Moroney. The girls are great role models  for the other younger girls at training. When lots of the same age group are stepping back from sport it is great to see this group running so well.

U11 Boys
Timmy Colbert ran well to claim bronze in 3rd place with club mate Darragh Lynch finishing in 7th place.


The Fit4Life group will return to training next Tuesday evening the 18th October at 18:45. Everyone is to meet at the Courtney Boys National School in Newcastle West and start from there.
Fit4Life Trainer Denis Fitzgerald will be starting a couch to 5k also. For people starting out or returning to some running, anyone looking to improve their health or meet some new people this session is ideal. You can train together in groups suited to whatever level of ability you have and enjoy yourself while doing it.

Parkrun Newcastle West

We had four from West Limerick AC take part in Parkrun in the Demense Newcastle West. This is a great run for beginners and seasoned campaigners alike. Well done Ide Curtin, David Wrenne,  Tara Carr and John Barrett.

Tuesday Night Training:

Please note that all club training will take place on the Newcastle West GAA all weather pitch on Tuesday nights.

Juveniles are from 6pm to 7pm. Parents are asked to accompany their children into the all weather pitch and collect from the same spot after.

Adults are training on the all weather pitch from 7pm to 8pm. Please have your warm up done beforehand. The session begins at 7pm sharp.

It is €2 per person for the adult session. There is no charge for the Juvenile session.

New and returning members are always welcome in both Juvenile and Adult training. The interval sessions are a good way to stay fit and increase your speed during the winter months in a safe well light  area.

Dublin Marathon:

The National Marathon is fast approaching. The race has moved from its traditional Monday and will take place on the Bank Holiday Sunday in 2 weeks time. There are record numbers of 19500 due to take part, making it the 4th largest marathon in Europe. Our athletes like athletes from all over the country have been training away for the past few months at this stage and will be glad that the start line is now in sight. There will be around 20 members of West Limerick AC taking part, with about 80 others from the other Limerick athletic clubs. Most notable is Seamus Cawley who will be competing in his 37th consecutive Dublin Marathon. A remarkable record. Best of luck to everyone taking part and enjoy the race weekend.

Club Meeting

The next club meeting will be held on October 21st in Rathkeale at 8pm. It is the last meeting before the AGM on November 25th. Planning for Adare 10k 2017 will be on the agenda.
If you are a club member and would like to contribute to the running  of the club please come along.

Club AGM:

The AGM will be held on November 25th.

Christmas Party:

The annual Christmas party has been fixed for DP Lyons bar Abbeyfeale on Saturday November 26th. Club member JP Aherne is the proprieter and will be looking after us on the night. There will be nibbles and presentations followed by a DJ. Book your babysitters.

Church Gate Collection

The annual church gate collection will take place in Newcastle West on the weekend of December 3rd and 4th. We will be looking for volunteers closer to the time to help cover the masses. The funds raised go into the club for the running of the club. Please set aside 30 minutes of your time that weekend.

Club Gear

Liam Healy has just received a new delivery of West Limerick AC gear bags. They are €35. Should you want one please let Liam or a committee member know.


The club interviews with current and former members are starting to be uploaded to the website along with the latest news from the club. Check out www.westlimerickac.com

Club Notes

If you have results or news for the club notes please email kevinodonoghue@gmail.com or text Kevin 0857462413 or Declan 0876332808. If you compete in a race but do not send in results they will not be in the notes. Pictures from races are always welcome.

Attachment 1: U17 Girls Grace O Donnell, Sinead Woulfe, Kate Downes and Sophie Moroney

Attachment 2: Cross Country Jonathan Scanlan

Attachment 3: Cross Country Shane Quille


Want to Join The Club?

Adult Membership is currently open. If you have been a member of a different Athletics Club in the past 3 years a Transfer Form is required. Please contact us and we will assist with the transfer.