Club Notes 11/02/2019


Munster Indoor Championships Nenagh – Junveniles

Munster indoor championship U9, U10 and U11 boys and girls took place in Nenagh on Saturday 9th February. The day started with U9 girls 60m sprint, Neasa Reidy , Nessa Carr , Emma Cotter, Leyna Cussen and Ellen Cagny all ran a great race with Leyna Cussen missing out on the final heat by a fraction of a second .

Next came the boys U9 60m sprint , Joseph Carr and Dylan Lenihan.  Orla O Connor ran her first race for West Limerick she was in U10 60m sprint and finished strong.  Evan Keogh ran U10 60m sprint and was very fast in his heat.

Next was Girls U11 60m there was 94 girls in Keelin Carr, Andrea Carr, Sarah Cagney and  Madison Reddin all ran their very best against very tough competition.

Rafe Cussen took part in the Boys U11 60m sprint, 56 boys in this race across 7 heats .

Afternoon was the track events started with:

U9 girls 300m  Neasa Reidy , Nessa Carr , Emma Cotter,  Ellen Cagny and Leyna Cussen completed this race.

U9 Boys 300m was completed  by Joseph Carr and Dylan Lenihan.

U10 girls 500m was ran by Orla O Connor her second race of the day.

U11 boys 600m was completed by Rafe Cussen this was the longest distance of the day and he was the only West Limerick AC juvenile to complete this distance on Saturday.

U10 boys 500 m was the last juvenile race of the day and was ran by Evan Keogh who completed a great race.

Munster Athletics Indoor Championships Nenagh – Adults

We had a fine representation of our West Limerick athletes out in force  in Nenagh at the weekend to compete in the Munster championships. In the male category we had Colum McCarthy who ran the 800m along with Gerard Guina. Aogan McDomhnaill and Sean Cunningham competed in the 1500m.

In the Masters results Ger finished 3rd and collected a bronze medal, Aogan collected a gold for 1st in his category. Sean was 3rd in the Senior 1500m. Colum was 5th in the Senior 800m.

Representing the females were Paula Collins, Dympna Lawlor, Catriona Lenihan and Carmel McDomhnaill in the 4 x 200m relay.
Carmel was 1st in 1500m category while Dympna collected bronze in both the 800m and 1500m races.

Great to see our athletes represent the club at Munster level. Well done to everyone.

Rak Half Marathon:

Europe’s first half marathon of 2019 took place over the weekend and we had our very own Martina Ahern out in the green and white colours proudly representing West Limerick AC. This was a highly competitive race with the first 15 males crossing the finish line in under the hour. Martina had a great run completing the course in 2.02. This was a fine performance in what’s fair to say fairly hot weather conditions. Well done Martina.. great to see West limerick being represented over that side of the world.

Letterkenny Parkrun

Micheal Guiney continued his fine run of form when he completed this 5k run in 19.53.

Gneeveguilla A.C. St Valentine’s 5k run:

This 5k took place in Killarney on Sunday 10th February where Declan Guina made a welcome return to action completing the course in a fine time of 17.04. Great running well done Declan!

Note for parents of juveniles – Details of next events :

Nenagh Munster event Saturday the 23rd February 10.30 am for kids born in 2003 and 2004 = 1500 m track event.

Nenagh Munster event Saturday the 23rd February 2.30 pm for kids born in 2005, 2006,2007,2008 = 60m sprint

Nenagh Munster event Sunday 24th February 11am kids born in 2005, 2006,2007,2008 = track event.. 800 m for 2005, 2006 born kids and 600m for 2007, 2008 born kids

Juvenile Training

Due to the large numbers of juvenile members attending training on Tuesdays and Thursdays we will have to close registration to new juvenile members from today.

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 so that we can support our current coaches and 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 Registration

2019 West Limerick AC registration is now 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.

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.

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:

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.