Club News 10/12/2018


Adult Christmas Party/End of Year Awards:

The Silver Dollar Bar in Newcastle West was the venue on Saturday night for a very enjoyable well attended Club Christmas Party.

Our end of year awards went to the following club members:

Male Athlete Of The Year – Declan Guina
Female Athlete Of The Year – Caroline Conroy
Most Improved Male Athlete – Mark Lenihan
Most Improved Female Athlete – Catriona Lenihan
Fit4Life Athlete Of The Year – Patricia Collins

An Riocht 5k Run Rudolf Run

We had a number of members running in Sundays race in Castleisland. 196 runners took part on the day. The race was won by Conor O Mahony in 16.04 and Carol Finn was the first woman in 18.37.

Our 2018 most improved female athlete Catriona Lenihan came 5th female overall in 21.16. Mary Folan came 3rd in her category in a time of 23.28.

Also running were Declan Lynch, Norman Paddle and Bridget Downes.

ATU Sprint Triathlon:
Carolyn followed up last weeks victory with another in Senegal this past Sunday as she earns qualifying points for Toyoko 2020. Well done Carolyn.

West Limerick AC AGM 2018

West Limerick AC would like to thank all the outgoing committee members for their efforts in 2018. Without volunteers, clubs cannot survive.

Following our AGM the following positions have been filled for 2019:

President: John Scanlan
Chair: Kevin O Donoghue
Vice Chair: Bryan Hartnett
Secretary: Maeve Kenrick
Asst Secretary: Tara Carr
Treasurer: Martin Lyons
Asst Treasuer: Sean McAuliffe
PRO: Kate Murray
Asst PRO: Kevin O Donoghue
Juvenile Head Coach: Mike Cussen
Club Children’s Officer: Tara Carr
Designated Liasion Person: Kevin O Donoghue
Fit4Life Head Coach: Denis Fitzgerald
Club Captains: Ger Guina, Fiona Bourke


2019 Registration

2019 West Limerick AC registration is now open for adults (over 19) and juveniles , 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 and Juvenile membership  is €25.  The club is no longer using paper forms  and/ or  cash transactions. It is hoped to have everyone registered by Jan 1st. 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.

Adult Training

Senior training for West Limerick AC members continues each Tuesday evening at 7pm on the Astro turf in the Desmense 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 Intervel training. If you are not a member of the club you will not be allowed train with the club.

We are delighted to welcome Ger Cremin as our new adult head coach. Ger has a wealth of athletics experience and enthusiasm to get us moving faster as we aim for our new year goals. Ger will begin in the new year.

As a club we will be aiming for County 4 mile and Munster 4 mile championship races in particular.  There is also our Adare 10k and the Great Limerick Run. Training plans will be available on request for club members.

Juvenile Training

Please note Juvenile training has finished for winter break and will return on January 8th. 

Juvenile Christmas Party

Christmas party for our juvenile members and families will take place in the community centre Newcastle West on January 6th at 2pm

Analog Devices Adare 10k 2019 
The Analog Devices Adare 10K 2019 sold out in October and there are no more entries available. Last year we had nearly fifty volunteers and we will need the same again for this race. The 25th anniversary of our road race will take place on Sunday February 24th at 1pm. As this is our 25th anniversary we are looking forward to welcoming back our previous male and female winners from past races.
All in West Limerick A.C. would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family of club member JP Aherne on the passing of his father Liam. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.  

Club Notes/News

All club news, results and images must be sent in to Kate Murray or Kevin O Donoghue by 8pm on Sunday evenings or they will not appear in the notes.


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.