24th Oct 2016


West Limerick AC Notes


The Fit4Life group have returned to training, meeting at 18:45 on Tuesday evenings . Everyone is to meet at the Courtney Boys National School in Newcastle West and start from there. Please wear reflective clothing as the evenings are dark and you need to be safe and be seen.
Fit4Life Trainer Denis Fitzgerald has started 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.

Last week was the first week of the couch to 5k and it was great to see ten new people turn out.

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. Should you wish to help out please contact Denis Fitzgerald. Well done Ide Curtin,  Tara Carr and Deirdre Moloney.

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 only a few days away. For most this will the finishing point of up to twenty weeks of training and hundreds and hundreds of miles of blood, sweat and tears. We want to wish all of our members the best of luck as they head to the capital to take on the 26.2 mile challenge. Enjoy the day and we’ll deserved celebrations after.

Club Meeting

The meeting was held on Friday of last week. Adare 10k 2017 will be held on February Sunday 26th at 1pm. Further details to follow closer to the time.

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.


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.