26th Sept 2016


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West Limerick Ac Notes 26/9/81

Novice and Underage Cross Country

On Sunday Bilboa hosted an excellent day out for the juveniles and adults.

Firstly the Girls u/18 team were gold winners cross country with individual results of Kate Downes 2nd, Sophie Moroney 4th, Grace O Donnell 5th & Sinead Woulfe 6th. It was great running by the girls and just reward for the training they put in. Marie Cagney ran very well to finish in 2nd place and come home with a silver medal in under the 12 race.

Novice Men’s Cross Country
Our mens Novice team were lead home by 5th David Richardson and 6th Declan Guina. Mark Purcell, Eoin McAuliffe and Shane Quill all ran to win West Limerick the team bronze medals.
John Kinsella of Bilboa AC won the individual race on his home patch while the team was won by Limerick AC and closely followed by An Bru.

Important Notice:
The Senior Cross Country takes place in UL next Sunday. Anyone who wishes to participate must notify their team captains Martina Ahern and Declan Guina by Wednesday 28th. There are no excuses for not letting them know on time.

Tralee 24/12/6 hour endurance race

Derek Mackessy completed his latest 24 hour race this weekend. Derek reached just over 100 miles in the 24 hours.


Killarney 10 mile Race

Well done to Tara Carr and Ide Curtin on completing this 10 mile race in 1:33. The funds from the race are being used to build a track in Killarney. A very worthy cause to promote athletics for the community.

Dublin City Half Marathon
A record number of entrants of 9000 took part in this year’s dublin half marathon. Seamus Cawley was fresh from the Charleville Half-Marathon last week and completed the course in dublin in 1:41. It was also great to see our former secretary Patricia McNamara taking part. One famous face spotted participating was ex Ireland football international Damien Duff.

The Cross Country season is upon us and here is the list of up coming races;

SUN 2-Oct County Senior championship Ul 12noon
SUN 9-Oct AAI Autumn open cross country Dublin
SUN 16-Oct County inter, Masters and Uneven juvenile age group Bilboa 12noon

SUN 23-Oct Munster Novice/U23 and Even juvenile age group cork venue 11am
SUN 13-Nov Munster Senior/Junior and uneven juvenile age group Limerick racecourse 11am
SUN 20-Nov Munster Masters and inter club. Relays 10,12,14,16 Waterford venue 11am
SUN 4-Dec Munster intermediate and Juvenile “B” Clare venue 11am

SUN 27-Nov Glohealth national inter club and Juvenile even age TBA
SUN 11-Dec Glohealth national Novice and Juvenile uneven age TBA

Club AGM:

The AGM will be held on November 25th.

Christmas Party:

The annual Christmas party has been fixed for Saturday November 26th. Book your babysitters.

Club Gear

Liam Healy has just received a new delivery of West Limerick AC gear bags. 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: U18 girls Gold Medal winners at Bilboa cross sountry. Liam Healy, Kate Downes, Sophie Moroney, Grace O Donnell and Sinead Woulfe

Attachment 2: Marie Cagney silver medal winner u12 cross country

Attachment 3: Tara Carr and Ide Curtin at Killarney 10 mile race


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.