21st March 2016


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West Limerick AC

Carrickmacross , Co.Monaghan 5k

Gary Wilmott set the pace in this 5k and come home in first place in a sprint finish in a time of 19.11. It is fantastic to see Gary wearing the colours with great pride around the country.

Pakie Ryan memorial 10 mile

Congratulations to Maeve Kenrick who set a new pb of 1:29 for this 10 mile race in Co.Clare

Croom 10k

Our club interest was in seeing Willie Costello back out on the road again. Well done Willie and it is hopefully the first of many races.

Cappagh GAA/ O’Connor memorial 10k

This was the inaugural 10k memorial race and it is  a welcome addition to the running calendar. The race itself was very well organised and there was positive reviews on the t shirt and medal. The race was won by Mike Carmody. Dympna Lawlor was second lady home and Martina Ahern was fourth. We also had club members Dick Lenihan, Eoin McAuliffe, Liam Hurrell, Shane Quill. Martina had a great pb of 48.50 on this tough course.

Mallow 10 Mile

We had a large representation of 15 runners in Mallow but due to a tragic road accident the race was abandoned. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those involved in the accident.

National Masters Athlone

Carmel Macdomhnaill headed to Athlone on Sunday and she won the 400m, was 2nd in 800m and 2nd in the 3000m in the National Masters races. Well done Carmel , providing inspiration to all the other athletes in the club.

Club Meeting

Our next club meeting takes place on April 1st Friday at 8pm in the community games building in Rathkeale.  A review of the Adare 10k will take place.  If you are a member and have something to contribute please come along and do so.

County & Munster 4 Mile Races

The upcoming Munster 4 mile novice, senior and masters road championships will take place on Sunday April 3rd at a Co.Clare venue. Our Limerick County 4 mile Novice and Senior championships are on April 10th and will be hosted by An Bru AC. last years race was hosted exceptionally well and you can expect the same this year. The womens race is down to start at 11am and will be followed by the mens at 11:30am. Please contact team captains Declan Guina and Martina Ahern to confirm availability. Championship races are very important and it is imperative that we get our best teams available out on the day. Your entry to the races is covered by the club but you must have your 2016 membership paid up.

County Track And Field

The County Track and Field has been fixed for Thursday May5th and 12th. It will take place in UL.

Order of events May 5th: 4 x 100m relay women, 3000m women, mile men,100m women, 200m men, 400m women,800m men, 4 x 400m relay men, shot men, triple jump women, shot women, triple jump men.

Order of events May 12th: 4 x 100m relay men, 5000m men, mile women, 100m men, 200m women, 400m men, 800m women, 4 x 400m relay women, high jump men, long jump women, long jump men, high jump women.

Club Gear

Liam Healy has new club gear available in various sizes. There are new hoodies available at €35 and new Beanie Hats at €10. Liam also has all current training gear and new waterproof gear on the way.


Juvenile training is from 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday at the Newcastle West GAA All Weather Pitch. Children from the age of 6 upwards can train but must be 8 to compete at events. Adults meet to warm up at 6.45pm and train from 7pm to 8pm at the same venue. Training costs €2 for all adult club members and is free for the juvenile members. Membership forms are available on the night. We strongly advise everyone that trains with us to consider joining the club as the very low membership of €30 covers you for insurance while you train for and compete with West Limerick AC at AAI permitted events. If you are a member of another athletics club and wish to train on Tuesday you are welcome to train with us.

Fit For Life

Our fit for life group will meet at the Courtney Boy’s school @ 6:45pm on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6th Oct. Our fit for life group is a great introduction to running with a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Don’t be shy, new members to the group are always welcome and anyone who wants a bit more information can contact Denis Fitzgerald on 087 3577286 or Sinead O’Shea on 087 2976014.


Membership for 2016 is €30 and is now overdue. If you are competing for West Limerick you will need to pay membership. For new members forms are available at training. Existing members just need to pay the subscription to a committee member. The earlier that you pay your membership the more events that you will be able to part in.

Your membership also covers you for insurance when taking part in club training. The membership is extremely good value for money and we would strongly encourage every person that takes part in the club training to join for the 2016.

Club Website

The all new website now live and is looking very well. The web address is http://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.

Club Newsletter

We started a monthly newsletter in December. They will contain a review of the previous month. Should you wish to receive it please forward your email address to kevinodonoghue@gmail.com and you will be added to the mailing list. This is a email only newsletter.


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.