Twomey Family Memorial 4 Mile
On Sunday in Meelin, Co.Cork we had some runners take part in this race. One of our newer members Jerry Curtin had a very good race to finish in tenth position in a time of 26:50. Con Mulcahy was out again and finished in fifteenth in a time of 28:10. Well done to both.
Munster Outdoor Track and Field
On Sunday in Templemore we had some Adult members taking part in the track events. The facility was in excellent condition and the volunteers from Templemore and Munster Athletics put on an excellent event.
From a club perspective the day started with Kevin O Donoghue running in the 800m. Kevin ran a pb of 2.32 to finish as 2nd O35. Siobhan Kelly has been making a welcome return to action in 2019 and set pb’s in both the 100m and 200m races. In the evening events Carmel MacDomhnaill ran the 400m and 1500m, collecting gold medals in both category races. Finishing out the day was Micheal Guiney. Micheal has been in great form lately and won silver O35 in the 1500m.
Well done to all. It is great to see our members racing in Munster championship races.
There were some excellent results from other Limerick athletes on the day as well and we would like to congratulate them on their performances also.
Munster Juvenile championships Templemore.
Tristan Kirwan headed to Templemore Track on Saturday for the Munster championship juvenile 600m event , U12 category . The race was a tough one with approx 19 competitors , he ran the race with great speed and determination as he always does . The club are very proud of Tristan’s commitment to his training and to attending championship events all year , he had a great year of running . Well done Tristan and thanks to his parents Mike and Noreen for their continued to commitment to athletics
Portumna Forest Ultra Marathon
Well done to both Niamh Humphrey’s and Jeni O’Regan who completed the Forest Ultra 50k in Portumna on Saturday. Niamh completed the 50k course in 6 hours 26 mins. Jeni had a time of 5 hours 34 mins.Well done to both.
Well done to our fit for life members who travelled to cork on Saturday to take part in the Bere Island parkrun. Fantastic to see a good representation from the group take part in parkruns around Munster. Well done to all.
Kilfinane 4 mile
We had 2 west limerick members take part in the Kilfinane 4 mile Friday night. Con mulcahy had a great race finishing in 26.53 and Malacky McCarthy in 33.08.
Great running well done.
Due to the large numbers of juvenile members attending training on Tuesdays and Thursdays we have closed registration to new juvenile members for 2019. We have reached full capacity in our current facilities and in coaching ratios. We are currently looking for parents and/or people in West Limerick with an interest in athletics to obtain Garda Vetting and get involved with coaching in the club. If this is done we will be able to increase the numbers that can take part and we can offer more training to juveniles in our area. West Limerick A.C. will pay for all necessary courses once a commitment is made to join the club and help in the juvenile section of our club.
Our current coaches are Mike Cussen, Tara Carr and Kevin O Donoghue along with assistant coaches Aogan MacDomhnaill, Aine Mawe and Micheal Rowsome.
2019 West Limerick AC registration is still open for adults (over 19) , all registration and payments are now online, all members are requested to complete the on line form and make the payment electronically. Adult membership (over 19’s) is €35. The club is no longer using paper forms and/ or cash transactions. Full details and link to registration are on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
Payment for club gear can also be made through the online account.
Senior training for West Limerick AC members continues each Tuesday evening at 7pm on the Astro turf in the Desmene Newcastle West. You must be registered before you can train. There are no exceptions. The €2 fee remains. Non athletics Ireland members will not be allowed take part for insurance reasons. This goes for Juvenile, Fit4Life and Interval training. If you are not a member of the club you will not be allowed train with the club.
AAI Permit Races
In a bid to highlight AAI permit races to athletes we are trying to put a list of permitted races together.
Upcoming Permitted Races:
Bilboa Ac Ger Mullane Memorial 5k/10k Friday 14th June
10th Anniversary Banna 10k Run and 5k Fun Run, Sunday, 4th August at 9:30 a.m..
September 15th or 22nd – Novice, Masters and Even age Juveniles XC
Limerick Mini Marathon – Sept 29th – Limerick
October 13th – Senior, Intermediate and Uneven Juveniles XC.