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 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.
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 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.
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.
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