West Limerick A.C. Notes 10/02/2020


Adare 10k 2020:

Our sold out Adare 10k takes place on Sunday February 23rd.

Numbers and T Shirts can be collected at race HQ (Adare Village Hall) on the weekend of the race. Medals will be presented at the finish line.

As always there will be individual race prizes, age category and team prizes for athletics clubs. There is a bonus of €100 if the course record is broken.

Course records: Rory O Connor 30:43 in 2019 and Barbara Cleary 36:00 in 2014. 

If you would like to help out please make contact through one of the following:


Kevin: kevinodonoghue@gmail.com

Maeve:  maeve.kenrick@gmail.com

National Intermediate and Masters XC:

Storm Ciara couldn’t stop club member Carmel MacDomhnaill in competition in the National Masters cross country in Rathdrum on Saturday. Carmel finished second in her category and brought home a national silver medal to West Limerick.

Other notable performances on the day were:

John Kinsella (Bilboa AC) 2nd O40 Masters.

Colm Turner (Limerick AC) 6th Intermediate.

An Riocht AC duo Niamh O’Mahony was 1st O65 and Conor O’Mahony was 1st Intermediate.

Fedamore GAA run/walk series:

The first in a series of 4 runs took place last Thursday in Fedamore. Record numbers for this event attended and it will take place for the next three Thursdays (13th, 20th & 27th Feb).

This was the first race with West Limerick AC for Hughie Flood, completing this hilly course in 23:40. A big welcome from us all Hughie! 

Also competing were Caroline Conroy O’Malley (21:36), Paul Crotty (23:43) and Kate Murray (23:47).

Well done everyone!

Caroline Conroy O’Malley, Kate Murray, Paul Crotty and Hughie Flood at the Fedamore GAA run on 6th Feb

Visually Impaired Guides:

There is an open training session on how to guide visually impaired runners or walkers around a course after Mungret parkrun on February the 22nd. We have a number of visually impaired athletes who need an adequate number of guides to ensure they can continue to progress and participate in parkruns and other events.  All are welcome to attend this training and your support is greatly appreciated.  


There were a number of club members running in the county Parkruns this weekend. Well done to all. The fastest Parkrun runners overall in Limerick this weekend were Joe O’Brien 17:40 in Mungret Parkrun and Ashling Ahern 22:20 of An Brú AC in Limerick Parkrun.

West Limerick A.C. Members:

Newcastle West:

Running in Newcastle West Parkrun were Con Mulcahy, Mary Ita O’Connor, Theresa Walsh, Patricia Gayer, Lillian Edwards and Noel Fitzgerald. 


Running in the Limerick Parkrun were Edel Henriques and Patricia McNamara

Full results from the three Limerick Parkruns can be found here

Newcastle West : https://www.parkrun.ie/newcastlewest/results/latestresults/
Limerick: https://www.parkrun.ie/limerick/results/latestresults/
Mungret: https://www.parkrun.ie/mungret/results/latestresults/

2020 Membership

Reminder:  All members need to complete and sign a hard copy membership form in addition to the on-line registration.  If outstanding please submit to one of the committee members so that you/your child can complete in upcoming events.  See website for details: www.westlimerickac.ie

All memberships will be processed online through the Athletics Ireland website. Club membership runs from Jan 1st until Dec 31st.

Adult Membership:

Adult (over 18) membership is open and is €35.

Any person taking part in training organised by the club must be a club member. This includes group interval training and Fit4Life training.

Juvenile Membership:

Juvenile membership for 2020 is now closed as we have reached capacity. There is a waiting list in place should places become available in the appropriate age category.

We wish our athletes of all ages the best of luck as they represent and compete for the club in the year ahead.

West Limerick AC Training

Our club training takes place every Tuesday night.  Juveniles from 6pm to 7pm, Adults from 7pm to 8pm, both at the Newcastle West GAA All Weather pitch. 

The Fit4Life section of the club meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm outside the Courtney Boys School.

New Website Live

Our new website is now live.  Check it out: www.westlimerickac.ie

Upcoming permit/Championship races:

February 16th: Munster Senior and Masters Indoors , Nenagh

February 23rd: Adare 10k

March 1st: Munster 4 Mile, Waterford

March 15th: County 4 Mile , Venue TBC

May 5th: Great Limerick Run incorporating Munster Half and Full Marathon

*If race organisers wish to add a permit race to our list please let us know

Keeping up-to-date:

To include details on athletics events, results, news and photos please contact helen at helen.helen.osullivan@gmail.com


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.