Nenagh Open Sports, X Country, Clonakilty Marathon- 8/2/16


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Nenagh Open Sports

New juvenile member Donnacha Larkin represented West Limerick for the first time in Nenagh. Donnacha finished 4th in the U9 60m and also competed in the long jump,

Munster Cross Country

Performance of the weekend goes to the Limerick U10 boys relay team. On this occassion the team was made up of four West Limerick boys. The team was Timmy Colbert, Michael Brosnahan, Patrick Cagney and Adam Murphy. The boys won Munster Bronze. Well done to the parents also for making the trip to cork and getting the lads ready. We would like to wish Alan McCutcheon a speedy recovey as he was unable to compete on the team.

Intermediate Cross Country

We had three representatives in a field of 18 runners for the Munster Intermediate Cross Country in Enniskeane , West Cork. Ger Guina came 4th with Declan Guina and Eoin McAuliffe also competing.

Clonakilty Marathon

Derek Mackessy was back on the roads on Sunday and completed the marathon in a time of  4:29:53

Thank You

West Limerick AC juvenile and adult members would like to thank Gary Wilmott for his time and dedication to the coaching of all our athletes over the past few years. Gary has secured a new job and we all wish him the best in it. Gary and Ger have raised the standard in the club with the introduction of the weekly training sessions and the advice which was always available. We will miss Gary at our training sessions but it also gives others the opportunity to get more involved with the club.

Coaching Course

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. Training can not take place unless we have the required coaches/volunteers available to help.

Adare 10k

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.

Sprint Teams

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.


Club training resumed last Tuesday and  we had a strong turnout for both juvenile and adult members. 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 will remain at €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.

Club Website

The all new website is nearly is now live and is looking very well thanks to  Liam Hurrell. The web address is

Club Notes

If you have results or news for the club notes please email 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.

Club Newsletter

We started a monthly newsletter in December. They will contain a review of the previous month. Should you wish to receive it please forward your email address and you will be added to the mailing list. This is a email only newsletter

Attachment 1 Donnacha Larkin
Attachment 2 Timmy Colbert,  Michael Brosnahan, Patrick Cagney and Adam Murphy


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.