Club Notes 05/02/2019


Milford Hospice 10k.

The Milford 10k took place on Sunday 3rd February and there was a huge turnout to this event which supports a fantastic cause. Weather conditions weren’t ideal and quite damp but didn’t deter any of our club members who all came out to support the event .

The race was won by Declan Moore Bilboa AC In 32.04, followed by Colm Turner in 33.23 and third place was Kieran Lees in 33.46.

First Lady home was Barbara Cleary from donore harriers in 35.59, followed by Hikka Kontro LAC 38.18 and Murna Griffin LTC 39.55.

We had a fantastic turnout from the club who all performed very well on the day. Karl Lenihan lead the men home and was followed by Micheal Guiney in 41.55. Derek Kenrick 43.46, Kevin O’ Donoghue 45.20, Martin Liston 46.13, Ray Mulcahy 48.44, Kate murray 47.20, Tara Carr 49.45, Mary-Folan Ryan 49.55, Joanne Kelly, Karen O Brien, Corina Sheedy, Caroline Conroy, Rita Brouder 45.27, Malacky McCarthy, Willie Costello, Mary Ita O Connor, Valerie Cunningham, Terri Hannigan ,Noreen Dowd, Patricia Collins, Breda O’Sullivan and Sean O’ Sullivan.

We had a large representation from fit for life which was very well organised and enjoyable day. Well done to everyone.

Dungarvan 10 Mile

The John Tracey Dungarvan 10 mile took place on Sunday 3rd February. This hugely popular race which is organised by West Waterford A.C. is the first big 10 mile race of the year in Munster. The race was won by Kevin Maunsell Clonmel A.C. in 49.36, 17 seconds ahead of David Flynn Clonliffe Harriers in second place.

We had a number of members taking part who were led home by Mark Lenihan 1.01.14, Mark Purcell 1.05.36, Marcella McGrath 1.17.22, Trish Purcell 1.24.27, Audrey O Dwyer 1.24.33, Jeni O Regan 1.29.24 and Jonathan Leniston 1.42.04. Well done to all.

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 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.

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.  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.

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.

Volunteers Needed:

We are looking for members and friends of West Limerick A.C. to volunteer for our main club fundraiser. In 2018 we had 20 volunteers for number collection and 50 volunteers for race day. We will need the same again for this year. The race is on Sunday February 24th. All help is greatly appreciated. Please contact Kevin O Donoghue if you are available to volunteer. Many hands make lighter work.

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:

Adare 10k – Feb 25th at 1pm  (SOLD OUT) – Adare, Limerick

Munster 4 Mile – Championship Race – Club members only – March 3rd – Dundrum , Tipperary.

Duhallow 10 mile in Newmarket on Sunday 10th of March 2019 @ 13:30pm

Limerick County 4 Mile – Championship Race – Club members only – Kilmallock March 24th

Castleconnell Boat Club Race – March 31st –

An Riocht 10 mile and 5k – April 14th – Castleisland , Co. Kerry

Great Limerick Run – May 5th – Limerick

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.

Club Notes/News

All club news, results and images must be sent in to Kate Murray or Kevin O 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.