29th Feb 2016


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Adare 10k

The 2016 edition of the Adare 10k was held on Sunday. The sun shone on the picturesque village of Adare as nearly 600 runners and 70 walkers descended on it. There was a large volunteer effort from the members and friends of West Limerick AC and without it and the support of sponsors the day could not go ahead. Thank you to all who did their bit on the day.

Onto the race itself. The runners were up 19% on last years attendance and it was a high quality field from all over Munster. Declan Moore of Bilboa AC was in 1st place with Kevin Donager only a second behind in 2nd. Jorge Martin of Limerick AC was 3rd. Our own Carolyn Hayes defended her crown from 2015 to win back to back Adare 10k’s in a time of 38.29. Caitriona Farrell of An Bru was 2nd 39.31 and local woman Sorcha Nic Dhomhnail running with Donore Harriers was 3rd in 39.48. West Limerick mens team were 1st place and

At the time of typing only gun time results are at hand but there was a large West Limerick participation also in the race with a good few pbs thrown in.  The club results were

Ger Guina 6th 34.23, Fiachra MacDomhnaill 34.28, David Richardson 35.15, Niall O Riordan 35.41, Mike Sheehy 36.21, Declan Guina 37.01, John Paul O Connell 37.05, Ian Kelly 37.45, Carolyn Hayes 38.25, Liam Hurrell 38.53, Declan McCarthy 39.07, Mark Purcell 39.22, Gary Wilmott 39.25, George O Sullivan 41.14, Kevin O Donoghue 43.15, Shane Quill 44.07, James Dalton 43.57, Gerard Dore 46.39, Dympna Lawlor 47.38, Antoinette Breen 49.19, Ann-Marie Walsh 49.47, Sheila Clavin 49.50, Shane O Grady 50.02, Brendan Lynch 50.39, Seamus Lynch 51.04, David Condon 55.09, Nandor Abel 56.34, Mike Hedderman 1.01.40, Tina Gleeson 1.01.59, Liam Kennedy 1.03.17, Pat O Grady 1.03.23, Ann McCarthy 1.07.04.

Marathon Maddness

Derek Mackessy was in his element when taking on a 4 marathon in 3 days challenge. Derek started in Balina , Co.Mayo on Friday morning in a time of 4:21, Saturday morning marathon 4:36, Saturday afternoon marathon 4:54 and the final marathon on Sunday 5:03.  Well done Derek. You continue to amaze us.

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 https://www.westlimerickac.ie/test/

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.