Over the course of Saturday and Sunday in Nenagh we had numerous members of West Limerick take part in the Munster Indoor championships. On Saturday we had Michael Beosnahan 15th in the long jump, Adam Murphy 5th U11 long jump and 10th in 60m, Patrick Cagney in U10 60m, Maria Cagney in U12 600, Donacha Larkin in both the U9 long jump and 60m. On Sunday Michael and Adam ran brilliant races to qualify for the final and finished 8th and 5th in Munster. Timmy finished 4th in the heat and Darragh was 6th in his heat. Maria Cagney finished 14th overall in the 600m and Patrick Cagney brought home bronze in the 500m.Well done to all participants and also to the parents and mentors for the support of our youngest atheletes .
Munster Secondary School Cross Country
On Thursday last we had Grace O Donnell (32), Kate Downes (38) and Sinead Woulfe (42) take part in the Munster XC. The girls have being training very hard and are very dedicated to their running. Well done ladies.
UL 5k Running Series
The very popular UL rowing club 5k series is back the last two weeks and West Limerick is well represented every week. In week 2 David Richardson was 2nd in 17:07. George O Sullivan 19:17 is continuing his excellent 2015 form and Kevin Kelly ran 20:10. It was great to see Caroline Conroy back running in week one of the series.
Tralee Valentines 10 Mile Run
There was love in the air and a few hundred runners taking part in the Tralee Valentines 10 mile run. There were Pbs galore for the West Limerick crew. Ian Kelly was first home followed by Gerard Hanlon 1:13:05, Nandor Abel 1:20:14, Paul Crotty 1:20:39, Tara Carr 1:23:09, Aisling Kelly 1:24:42, Martina Ahern 1:26:50 and Kevin Sheahan 1:41:44. Great running from everyone.
On Sunday in this local race Mark Purcell finished in 20th place in a time of 40 minutes and Ailbhe Healy finished in a time of 44:53.
We are looking for more help with the training and coaching within the club. Liam Healy is seeking members with a genuine interest in the coaching of both the senior and under age setup to complete an assistant coaching course. Anybody interested can contact Liam on (087) 772 5941 who will give you the full details.
A child protection course will take place in The Woodlands Hotel Adare on the 17th of February. Anybody in the club that once to complete same can contact Liam Healy on (087) 772 5941.
We are asking parents of juvenile members to get involved also with the juvenile training. A rota will be made up with people asked to volunteer one night a month. Please contact Liam should you wish to make yourself available. We need parents to volunteer or training can not take place as we will not have the required coaches/volunteers available to help.
The 2016 edition of the Adare 10k will take place on Sunday February 28th at 1pm.
Race entry will be €20 online or €25 on the weekend of the race. This entry fee will include your chip timing, race t-shirt and a medal. This will be the first Adare 10k medal and will be a collectors item. Walkers can enter on the weekend for €10 and will get a medal only, but not chip timing or t-shirt. This is a great local race and helps raise funds for West Limerick AC. It could be a great race or walk to aim for to complete your first 10k and get a medal for your efforts. We would ask any members or friends or the club not running on the day to consider volunteering as an event of this size needs lots of bodies on the day to help it run smoothly. Thank you to all sponsors already supporting us and if you would like to join us as a sponsor please contact our Chairman Liam Healy on 0877725941.
Registration in person can take place at the Adare Village Hall in the centre of Adare. Saturday 27th from 2pm to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 12.30pm. Entries will not be accepted after 12.30pm on Sunday 28th. Race T Shirts limited to the first 500 people to register online and
the link to online registration will follow next week.
Our Chairman Liam Healy is looking for sprinters to represent our club in the senior and masters events. It was great to see the club take part in the sprint events at the Munsters last weekend and we want to build on that. This is open to existing members and any sprinters that may wish to join or rejoin the club, both male and female. Please contact Liam on (087) 772 5941. New members as always welcome.
Juvenile training is from 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday at the Newcastle West GAA All Weather Pitch. Children from the age of 6 upwards can train but must be 8 to compete at events. Adults meet to warm up at 6.45pm and train from 7pm to 8pm at the same venue. Training costs €2 for all adult club members and is free for the juvenile members. Membership forms are available on the night. We strongly advise everyone that trains with us to consider joining the club as the very low membership of €30 covers you for insurance while you train for and compete with West Limerick AC at AAI permitted events. If you are a member of another athletics club and wish to train on Tuesday you are welcome to train with us.
Fit For Life
Our fit for life group will meet at the Courtney Boy’s school @ 6:45pm on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6th Oct. Our fit for life group is a great introduction to running with a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Don’t be shy, new members to the group are always welcome and anyone who wants a bit more information can contact Denis Fitzgerald on 087 3577286 or Sinead O’Shea on 087 2976014.
Membership for 2016 is €30 and is now due. For new members forms are available at training. Existing members just need to pay the subscription to a committee member. The earlier that you pay your membership the more events that you will be able to part in. When you have paid membership the club will pay your entry into the following events should you wish to take part:
National Track and Field , indoor and outdoor- club will pay for 2 events per athlete,
Munster Cross Country and County Cross Country (Novice,Intermediate and Senior)
Munster Track and Field, indoor and outdoor
County and Munster 4 mile.
Your membership also covers you for insurance when taking part in club training. The membership is extremely good value for money and we would strongly encourage every person that takes part in the club training to join for the 2016.
The all new website now live and is looking very well. The web address is http://www.westlimerick-ac.
If you have results or news for the club notes please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text Kevin 0857462413 or Declan 0876332808. If you compete in a race but do not send in results they will not be in the notes. Pictures from races are always welcome.
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Attachment 1 Timmy,Adam,Michael and Darragh at Munster Indoors
Attachment 2 Michael, Patrick, Adam and Maria at Munster Indoors
Attachment 3 Tara Carr, Martina Ahern, Aisling Kelly and Gerard Hanlon at Tralle