3rd Oct 2016



West Limerick Ac Notes 2/10/16

Limerick Senior Cross Country Championship

This past Sunday all athletes from around the county descended on the University of Limerick for the Adult races in the Senior cross country championship races. The day itself was an ideal autumn day for a run with blue skies and sunshine. Once on the move the temperature was surprisingly warm. The ladies race was off first and Dooneen Ac dominated the race. Rosemary Ryan showed that class is permanent with a commanding run to claim first place. Jessica Coyne was in second and Caitriona Farrell of An Bru ran very well to finish third. West Limerick were lead home with a very strong run from Fiona Bourke in 6th place. We finished with team silver medals. Along with Fiona were Ailbhe Dempsey, Edel Henriques, Anna Marie O Keeffe and Carmel McDomhnaill.

The mens race had 37 entrants. Mike Carmody of An Bru retained his title from 2015 with a brilliant race to finish ahead of Limerick Marathon winner Martin Doody (Limerick AC). Declan Moore (Bilboa AC) who has been in great form in 2016 finished strongly in third place. Our club captain Declan Guina showed his continued improvement to finish in seventh place and first club man home. He was followed by Fiachra MacDomhnaill, Ger Guina, Martin Lyons, Eoin McAuliffe, Kevin O Donoghue, Jonathan Scanlan and Gerard Dore. The mens team finished with team bronze.

Well done to all from the club who participated and supported. Thank you to club captains Martina Ahern and Declan Guina for the effort they put in to get the teams out on the day.

Important Notice:

Bilboa AC are hosting the County Intermediate, Masters and Uneven Juvenile Age groups on Sunday October 16th. Anyone who wishes to participate must notify their team captains Martina Ahern and Declan Guina before then. There are no excuses for not letting them know on time.

Monaghan Marathons

Well done to Derek Mackessy who continues to build big mileage with back to back marathons in Co.Monaghan this past weekend. Saturdays marathon was 5:46 and Sundays marathon was 4:35.

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

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 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.

Photos from Senior Cross Country Championship Races

Attachment 1: Gerard Dore, Fiona Bourke and Jonathan Scanlan


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.