Club Notes 15/10/2018


Limerick County Cross Country 
The Limerick County novice, masters and uneven ages took place on Sunday with Bilboa AC again the hosts for these events. We had a good turnout of athletes across all categories. Caroline Conroy O Malley was our big winner on the day running a super race to take 1st place in both Novice and Masters. Caroline has had a great return to form in recent months and securing two gold medals on Sunday was a fine achievement. Carmel Mac Domhnaill secured another county medal for the club winning her category and ensuring a very good day overall for the West Limerick ladies.
West Limerick AC also secured a number of medals in the men’s events in both novice and masters. We took bronze in the team event in the novice with Declan Guina, Karl Lenihan, Sean o Sullivan and Michael Guiney our point scorers on the day. The remainder of our team was made up of Declan McCarthy, Colum McCarthy, Eoin Mcauliffe, Liam o Sullivan, Kevin o Donoghue and Malachy McCarthy all who ran well.
In the masters Karl Lenihan won his category with a very strong performance. Michael Guiney took 3rd in his category as did Sean o Sullivan. Malachy McCarthy kept the medals coming taking 3rd in his category and we also took 3rd masters team with Karl Lenihan, Sean o Sullivan, Michael Cussen and Michael Guiney scoring the points followed closely by the rest of our masters team, Declan McCarthy, Liam o Sullivan, Kevin O Donoghue, Bryan Hartnett and Malachy McCarthy.
Our underage athletes also did the club proud  with Tristan Kirwan running a very impressive race in the u11 boys narrowly missing out on a medal finishing in 5th position overall. Katie Lenihan  had a great race in the u9 girls finishing well up the standings. Saoirse O Donoghue also ran in the u9 event watched proudly by her dad club chairman Kevin and Izzy Liston made up the West Limerick quartet on the day running very well in the u11 girls.
Well done to each and every one of our runners on the day.
Analog Devices Adare 10k 2019
We are delighted to announce our Race T-Shirt & Finishers Medal for the Analog Devices Adare 10k 2019. The 25th anniversary of our road race will take on Sunday February 24th at 1pm. Registration is limited to 850 participants. The entry fee remains at €20 plus booking fee.
We were SOLD OUT in 2017 and 2018 by mid January.
Registration is now open
The course remains the same as the past few years and we are delighted to announce that we will have race day t-shirts and a finishers medal for all 850 participants.
The race has an Athletics Ireland permit, the course is accurately measured by Jones counter and race timing will be provided by MyRunResults. Entry is for over 18’s only. It is the same entry fee for runners and walkers.
As this is our 25th anniversary we are looking forward to welcoming back our previous male and female winners from past races.
Adult Training

Senior training continues each Tuesday evening at 7pm on the Astro turf in the Desmense Newcastle West.  New members always welcome.

Juvenile Training

Juvenile training continues in the Desmense, Newcastle West at 6pm each Tuesday evening and on Thursday evening at the community centre Newcastle West. Juveniles have to be 6 years of age to take part in training and 8 years to compete in competitions. Parents are required to be present for the duration of training which is one hour. New members are always welcome.

Church Gate Collection

Our annual church gate collection in Newcastle West takes place on the weekend of Saturday December 1st and Sunday December 2nd. Any persons available to assist please contact club chairman Kevin o Donoghue on 085 7462413

Club Meeting

Our next club meeting takes place on Friday October 26th at 8pm in The Rathkeale House Hotel. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Our club AGM is set for Friday November 30th in The Rathkeale House Hotel at 8pm.

Save the date

Our club Christmas party 2018 will be on Saturday December 8th. More details to follow soon .


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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.