Club Notes 09/01/2019


Tom Walsh Memorial 10k run & 5m Walk

The Tom Walsh Memorial 10k race took place in Caherconlish at 12 noon today. Weather conditions were nice and mild and there was a fine turnout of over 150 runners to support this race which was very well organised. The race was won by Brian Maher in a record breaking time of 30.36. We had a nice crew of our west limerick members out to get the new year off to a flying start. Michael guiney flew in in a great time of 42.47 followed by Caroline Conroy who finished 43.30. Edel Henriques made a welcome return finishing in 49.39. She was followed by Brian Hartnett in 55.46 and Michelle Lenihan In 100.28. Great start to the new year and fantastic day out. Well done to everyone

International Honours:

We were delighted to learn that club member Carolyn Hayes has been selected by Athletics Ireland to represent Ireland in the upcoming Home Countries International Cross Country race on Janurary 19th in Belfast. This follows Carolyn’s excellent showing in the national cross country before Christmas. The event will be part of the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country race.

This is a great honour for both Carolyn and West Limerick A.C.. To have a senior international runner in our club is a huge inspiration to all of us.

It promises to be an amazing experience as athletes such as Kenya’s Pauline Kamulu , the fastest woman over 10000m in 2018 are also competing.

Best of luck Carolyn Hayes



West limerick Juvenile Christmas party.

West Limerick A.C. would like to thank the community centre for hosting our Juvenile party today. It was great to have lots of our members and parents present on the day.Well done to our Juvenile athletes of the year Leyna Cussen and Josh Cummins.


Well done to club member and Fit4Life Athlete of The Year 2018 Patricia Collins.

Annual Trail Run

Well done to all of our club members who ran on the Great Southern Greenway today. The more adventurous started in Abbeyfeale and ran to Rathkeale while most ran from Barna to Rathkeale. It was great to see the big turnout and well done to Fiona Bourke on organising it.

The chat, food and drinks after were very welcome after all the running.


Farranfore 5k

The 57th annual St Stephen’s Day race attracted a high quality field. The race was won by Conor O Mahony in a time of 15.46. Newcastle West native Sorcha NicDomhnaill was third female in a time of 17.20. Mark Lenihan was first home from West Limerick A.C. in 18.01. He was followed by John Paul O Connell 18.32,  Mike Cussen 18.33,  Sean O Sullivan 18.46, Catriona Lenihan 20.32, Mike McDomhnaill 21.17, Diarmuid McCarthy 21.32, John O Sullivan 22.00, Malacky McCarthy 25.15 and Carmel McDomhnaill 25.23.



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.

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.


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:

Milford 10k – February 3rd at 11am – Starts at UL , Limerick

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 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.