Club Notes 30/10/2018


Dublin Marathon 2018
The 39th SSE Airtricty Dublin Marathon took place on Sunday with the streets of Ireland’s capital city packed to capacity with runners and their many supporters. Sunday was the final leg of a journey that was months in the making for the many athletes who took up the 26.2 mile challenge. There were many sacrifices and a lot of hard work to finally get to the marathon start line on Sunday.
West Limerick AC as always had a sizeable representation at the Marathon ranging from first timers to seasoned marathon runners none more so than Seamus Cawley who remarkably has been at the start line for every Dublin Marathon to date.
Each and every one of our athletes performed brilliantly with great times recorded throughout.
Mark Lenihan was our first athlete over the finish line smashing through the 3hr barrier to record a new personal best time of 2:58:34. Mark was very closely followed by Martin Lyons running another sub 3 hour in a time of 2:58:48. Kieran Carr was our next athlete home in 3:23:32 followed by Declan McCarthy 3:25:02, Seamus Cawley 3:37:06, Jonathan Scanlon 4:00:30, Paul Crotty 4:18:41 and Derek Mackessy 4:40:40.
Caroline Conroy led home the West Limerick ladies in another excellent time of 3:19:44. This was a personal best for Caroline and positioned here in 29th out of 1,328 in her category. Catriona Lenihan capped off a great year with a time of 3:55:46 crossing the line with club mate Paula Collins 3:55:52. Next home was Joanne Maharg 3:56:10, Marcella Mcgrath 3:57:09, Suzanne Kennedy  4:01:12, Mary Folan Ryan 4:16:31 and another marathon first timer Niamh Humphreys in 4:51:02
Well done to all our athletes who represented the club so well. 26.2 miles of running is some achievement and each and everyone of you should be very proud. It always seems impossible until it is done. West Limerick ABÚ
Analog Devices Adare 10k 2019 
The Analog Devices Adare 10K 2019 sold out   last Thursday in record time so unfortunately we have no further places left.
The 25th anniversary of our road race will take place on Sunday February 24th at 1pm. Registration is limited to 850 participants. WE ARE SOLD OUT.
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.
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 on the astro turf 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 AGM

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 at the Silver Dollar Bar Newcastle West. More details to follow.

Juvenile Christmas Party

Christmas party for our juvenile members and families will take place in the community centre Newcastle West on January 6th. More details to follow.


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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.