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

Joe Chawke – Members Interviewed

Name: Joe Chawke Years involved in Athletics: about 35 years Other sports participated in:a bit of Hurling and soccer. 1. What is your earliest running memory?community games in 1978. 2. Where do you draw your inspiration from?In my earlier years Mike McDomhnaill/Tom...

Gerard Guina – Members Interviewed

Name: Gerard Guina Years involved in Athletics: 25 years Not out!! Other sports participated in : I always enjoyed team sports when I was younger playing a bit of soccer and GAA for Newcastle West but when we got to U18 I had to pick one and for me that had to be...

Niall O’ Callaghan – Members Interviewed

  Name: Niall O'Callaghan Years involved in Athletics: 22 with a long siesta in the middle.... Other sports participated in: Soccer, GAA in my younger years 1. What is your earliest running memory? Racing Liam Reale and Mikey Costello (son of Willie) over in...

Caroline Conroy – Members Interviewed

  Name: Caroline Conroy Years involved in Athletics: 7 years Other sports participated in:  none. 1.      What is your earliest running memory? I remember running in the community games when I was 9 years, we lived in Dublin at the time and I got to run in Santry...

Ian Kelly – Member Interviews

Ian Kelly – Member Interviews

Name: Ian Kelly 1. What is your earliest running memory?  Community games under age I qualified for a final in Mosney but came last so I took a break for about 25 years after that. 2. Where do you draw your inspiration from? Other athletes achievements and also from...

Noelle Aherne – Member Interviews

Noelle Aherne – Member Interviews

Noelle Aherne - West Limerick AC Q & A Interviews Issue #4 September 2016 Welcome to the fourth edition of our West Limerick Questions and Answers Interviews.This month we are talking to 2014 Athlete Of the Year Noelle Aherne and Ian Kelly. I am working on...

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