Club Notes 23/01/2019


Club Notes 23/01/2019

International Honours:

Carolyn Hayes was representing Ireland in the Home Countries International Cross Country race last weekend  in Belfast . This was Carolyn’s first Athletics Ìreland appearance and she did fantastic in this 8k ladies race ranking in 30th place in a very strong  competitive field of runners.

The event was part of the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country race.

This was 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. Carolyn becomes only our fourth senior international after Barbara Johnson, Pat McCarthy and John Scanlan.

A regular Triathlon Ireland international this was Carolyn’s 1st Athletics Ireland appearance.

Munster Juveniles Inter Club Relays:

The Munster club relays took place in Nenagh on Sunday 20th January and there was a great turnout of our juvenile athletes representing West Limerick AC. There were 4 relay teams and each and every one ran very well on the day. The U13 juvenile male relay team ran a very strong race missing the final heat by only split second but ranking them 5th place overall in Munster. Fantastic to see so many of the clubs young athletes travelling and competing with such a strong field from all over Munster. Well done to everyone.

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.  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.

There were no road races this past week but we did have a number of members running in the Parkruns in Newcastle West,  Mungret and Limerick. These free timed 5k runs are great for getting active.

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:

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.