West Limerick AC Notes 03/12/2018


The Border Half Marathon:

The inaugural event of the Border Half Marathon took place in Corbally on Sunday. Co-organised by our own Edel Henriques, the race was very well run, marshalled and attended. The race sold out quickly and we had a large number of members running.

The race was won by Sean Hehir in 1:07:45. He was followed by our own Mike Sheehy in second place. It’s a welcome return to form for Mike after a spell out with injury. He was followed by Shane Quille, Kate Murray, Derek Kenrick, Dympna Lawlor, Tara Carr, Niamh Mulcahy, Audrey O Dwyer 1:55, James Dalton, Mark Ryan, Noelle Leahy, Norma Brosnahan and Niamh Humphries.

Well done to all.

Waterford Half Marathon:
Well done to Paul Crotty who travelled to run in this very popular race in Waterford. Paul finished it in a time of 1 hour 48 minutes.  

Duhallow 4k Race Series:
Declan Guina finished in pole position for the second week in a row in this week’s race which took place in Mountcollins. Declan won the race in 14:56.

Dakhla ATU Sprint Triathlon:
Carolyn had an outstanding showing in last weeks National Cross Country finishing 13th overall. Carolyn was up there with Ireland’s Olympians and international cross country runners. This week she was representing Ireland in Morocco in triathlon. Carolyn claimed her first international sprint triathlon victory. Well done Carolyn.

West Limerick AC AGM 2018

West Limerick AC would like to thank all the outgoing committee members for their efforts in 2018. Without volunteers, clubs cannot survive.

Following Friday nights AGM the following positions have been filled for 2019:

President: John Scanlan
Chair: Kevin O Donoghue
Vice Chair: Bryan Hartnett
Secretary: Maeve Kenrick
Asst Secretary: Tara Carr
Treasurer: Martin Lyons
Asst Treasuer: Sean McAuliffe
PRO: Kate Murray
Asst PRO: Kevin O Donoghue
Juvenile Head Coach: Mike Cussen
Club Children’s Officer: Tara Carr
Designated Liasion Person: Kevin O Donoghue
Fit4Life Head Coach: Denis Fitzgerald
Club Captains: Ger Guina, Fiona Bourke


2019 Registration

2019 West Limerick AC registration is now open for adults (over 19) and juveniles , all registration and payments are now online, all members are requested to complete the on line form and make the payment electronically. Adult membership (over 19’s) is €35 and Juvenile membership  is €25.  The club is no longer using paper forms  and/ or  cash transactions. It is hoped to have everyone registered by Jan 1st. Full details and link to registration are on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Payment for club gear can also be made through the online account.

Adult Training

Senior training for West Limerick AC members continues each Tuesday evening at 7pm on the Astro turf in the Desmense Newcastle West. You must be registered before you can train. There are no exceptions. The €2 fee remains. Non athletics Ireland members will not be allowed take part for insurance reasons. This goes for Juvenile, Fit4Life and Intervel training. If you are not a member of the club you will not be allowed train with the club.

We are delighted to welcome Ger Cremin as our new adult head coach. Ger has a wealth of athletics experience and enthusiasm to get us moving faster as we aim for our new year goals. Ger will begin in the new year.

As a club we will be aiming for County 4 mile and Munster 4 mile championship races in particular.  There is also our Adare 10k and the Great Limerick Run. Training plans will be available on request for club members.

Juvenile Training

Please note Juvenile training has finished for winter break and will return on January 8th. 

Church Gate Collection

The club would like to thank the people of Newcastle West and surrounding area for their generosity at last weekend’s Church Gate Collection.

Adult Christmas Party

Our club Christmas party and end of year awards will be on Saturday December 8th at the Silver Dollar Bar Newcastle West. 

Juvenile Christmas Party

Christmas party for our juvenile members and families will take place in the community centre Newcastle West on January 6th at 2pm

Analog Devices Adare 10k 2019 
The Analog Devices Adare 10K 2019 sold out in October and there are no more entries available. Last year we had nearly fifty volunteers and we will need the same again for this race. The 25th anniversary of our road race will take place on Sunday February 24th at 1pm. As this is our 25th anniversary we are looking forward to welcoming back our previous male and female winners from past races.

Club Notes/News

All club news, results and images must be sent in to Kate Murray or Kevin O Donoghue by 8pm on Sunday evenings or they will not appear in the notes.
Image 1: Paul Crotty at the Waterford Half Marathon
Image 2: Mike Sheehy collecting his second place prize at the Border Half Marathon
Image 3: West Limerick AC members at the Border Half Marathon. Derek Kenrick, Tara Carr, Noelle Leahy, Dymna Lawlor, Niamh Mulcahy, Kate Murray
Image 4: Kate Murray, Tara Carr and Dympna Lawlor at the Border Half Marathon
Image 5: Audrey O Dwyer, Kate Murray and Tara Carr at the Border Half Marathon


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.