West Limerick Athletics Club is entering a historic and exciting new phase of it’s existence. Our club was established in 1979 to cater for athletes in the communities of West Limerick. Since then we have grown steadily and today have a membership of over 360 juveniles and adult athletes.
Our ethos is to give our members the opportunities and support to make the most of their abilities.
This September we are moving into a world-class 8 lane, 400m track and field facility in Newcastle West. The Limerick Regional Athletics Hub is the end result of years of dedication and hard work by Limerick City and County Council, the steering committee led by Jim Galvin, along with our local and nationally elected representatives.
With the assistance of the Newcastle West Agricultural Show committee we have also established a new home for Cross Country in Newcastle West.
Both venues will ensure that we can cater for our membership and continue to grow the sport of Athletics in our communities now and well into the future.
To mark this hugely significant time in our club we have decided to give back to some of those athletes who have put our club and area on the global map. We are delighted to offer honorary membership to three such athletes:
John Scanlon – John is our current club President and represented Ireland 5 times in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Carolyn Hayes – Carolyn represented Ireland in Cross Country in 2019 and more prominently at the Tokyo Olympics in Triathlon.
Íde Nic Dhomhnaill – Ide represented Ireland in European 10000m in France in 2023