About Us

West Limerick AC was founded in the Summer of 1979.

Two athletes John Barrett and Mike Mac Domhnaill were running as individuals in a cross-country race and were signed up by Father LIam Kelleher to run with Dromcollogher AC in 1978.

John & Mike had thought of forming a club in Newcastle West. They invited other local clubs to a meeting in the Central Bar, Newcastle West. Abbeyfeale was represented by Christy Cullinane, Rathkeale was represented by Mike Hanley, Dromcollogher was represented by Fr Kelleher and Tullylease was represented by Mike Callaghan. And so on that Summers Day 1979 West Limerick AC was formed.

The club went on to win the Munster Novice x/c that year. Scoring were Mike Mac Domhnaill, Pat Mc Carthy(Rathkeale), Donie Buckley(Tullylease) and Martin Stack(Dromcollogher).

Both John Barrett and Mike Mac Domhnaill also served on the County Board in those early years as treasurer/registrar.

Members Interviewed

Jurgen Foley – Members Interviewed

Name: Jurgen Leo Foley Years involved in Athletics: 10 years Other sports participated in:  soccer, skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, tai chi, triathlons, yoga, swimming, gym (if you can call that a sport :))   1. What is your earliest running memory? Running...

Carmel MacDomhnaill – Members Interviewed

Name: Carmel Mac Domhnaill Years involved in Athletics:    38 Other sports participated in: A little camóige in school  back in the day ! What is your earliest running memory?   I ran a road race in Tulla when I was about 10 or eleven  I ran in my summer frock and...

Declan Guina – Members Interviewed

Name: Declan Guina Years involved in Athletics: 4 Other sports participated in: I played GAA up to the age of 18 and Soccer until I was 22 . I was tired of picking up injuries and always had an interest in running so I decided to bite the bullet and take up running at...

Brendan O Carroll – Members Interviewed

Name: Brendan O'Carroll Years Involved in Athletics: 6 Years Any other sports played: Rugby & Football in school. 1. What is your earliest running memory? I remember the school sports days back in primary school. There was a big field out the back of the school...

Pat O Callaghan – Members Interviewed

Name: Pat O'Callaghan Years Involved in Athletics: 10 Years+ Other sports played: Adventure racing 1. What is your earliest running memory? School sports day at Feenagh NS. 2. Where do you draw your inspiration from? The older members of the club hopefully I can keep...

Carolyn Hayes – Members Interviewed

Name: Carolyn Hayes Years involved in Athletics: 7 Other sports participated in: Swimming and Cycling 1. What is your earliest running memory? Running across a rugby pitch in the U7 mixed rugby blitz in Bruff and going over for a try. I out ran all the boys 2. Where...

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