Club Notes 19-08-2019


National Masters Track:

Tullamore was the venue for the 2019 outdoor Masters Track and Field events on Sunday. It was great to see club member and juvenile coach Aogan MacDomhnaill put in a very strong performance in the 5000m. Aogan finished just outside the medals in 4th position in a very impressive time of 15:37. Well done Aogan.

Kilcock 10 mile:

Well done to Mark and Catriona Lenihan who travelled to Kilcock earlier today. Both had a great run with Mark finishing in 102.26 and Catriona in 115.36.


Liscarroll 7 Mile and 5k:

7 Mile:
Last nights race was won by Jeremiah Sheehan in 40:17. Club member Karl Lenihan was second in 40:36. Jerry Curtin was 21st in 49:16, Con Mulcahy in 51:28, Liam O Sullivan 55:29, Michelle Lenihan 1:04:53.

Cian Mulcahy won his category after finishing the 5k in a time of 23:38

Liscarroll Open Sports Day:
This was held this past Sunday by our neighbours Liscarroll AC. Well done to club members Maria Cagney, Ian, Siobhan and Leah Kelly who took part on the day.

Musgraves BHAA 5k:

This 5k race in Cork City was ran on the same route as the John Buckley 5k. There were some very fast times with Alan O Shea winning in a time of 15:10. There was a new PB for club member Declan Guina who finished 13th overall in a time of 16:13. Well done Declan.

Marathon News:

Club member Derek Mackessy continues his long distance races all year round. Last weekend Derek ran the Connemara 100 mile in 23 hours 23 minutes. The 2nd photo, Derek just finished the 105 mile Hero at the Donegal Quadrathon in 26 hours 19 minutes.

There were a number of club members running in the county Parkruns this weekend. Well done to all. The fastest Parkrun runners overall in Limerick this weekend were Ian McQuate Limerick A.C. 18:08 and Shona O Flynn 19:38 Dooneen A.C., both at Limerick Parkrun.

West Limerick A.C. Members:

Newcastle West:
Running in Newcastle West Parkrun were .Martin Liston, Ian Quigley, Andrew McNamara, John Barrett, David Goggin, Denis Fitzgerald and Patricia Gayer,.

Running in Mungret Parkrun were Kevin O Donoghue, Sheila Clavin and Audrey O Dwyer.

Running in Limerick was Patricia McNamara.

Full results from the three Limerick Parkruns can be found here

Newcastle West :


Well done to Carolyn Hayes for finished 29th in the Olympic Triathlon Test Event in Tokyo last week.


The club are looking for a volunteer to look after the club web page – its just to get the page up to date and add some new forms and also add relevant links not a huge job to someone who knows how. If you have expertise in this area can you please let us know.

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.

Juvenile Training:

Juvenile athletics training for registered members starts back on Tuesday 27th August at 6pm in the Demesne in Newcastle West. We meet at the bridge in the Demesne . The second day of training (Thursday night) will no longer be in the Community Centre but instead on a Sunday morning at 11am in the Demesne commencing on the 1st September, the focus for the next few weeks will be cross country in preparation for the cross country events.

Any parent with a child  age 9 and under must stay for the duration of training. We ask all parents to ensure their child uses toilet facilities before each  training session as there are no facilities in the Demesne.   Also children need their own water bottle at each session , hydration is very important for young athletes.

If you decide to drop off your child and go  you are required to  return 10 minutes before the session ends, children are not allowed to walk to a car park alone,   they must be dropped to and collected from the training area at each session.       


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.