Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Training Tonight- Competition Group 6:30 and 7:30 Sessions

Please bring both running shoes and spikes  tonight as the track maybe waterlogged and session may have to be take place on the road.

National Indoor Championships- Day 4

The final day of the National Indoors took place in Athlone last Saturday the 28th, Matthew Buckley and Lili O’ Connor were back in action in the u13 and 14 sprint hurdles events while Brian Kiernan was competing in his first Indoor National final over 200m.

Matthew and Lili who have now become very efficient hurdlers qualified from their heats with ease, Lili setting the fastest qualification time going into the final even after some technical issues with her starting blocks. Lili made no mistakes in the final and stormed to victory setting a new pb of 8.77s to claim her first National track title. Matthews final was a close affair with only 6 hundred’s separating 1st from 3rd, Matthew took the bronze to add to his gold from last week, he also set a new pb of 9.32s. Both Lili and Matthew have worked very hard on the technical side of this event over last number of months and thanks also to Aideen Murray and Tom Clinton who have assisted them with this.

Brian Kiernan competing in his first National Indoor championships did not show any sign of nerves when winning his heat in a time of 23.55s in the boys u17 200m, Brian picked up a slight niggle in his hamstring in the heat and was not 100% fit going into his final, none the less he gave it his all to finish 5th in another tight finish.
Well done to all our athletes who competed so well at the National Indoors this year, We had a record haul of medals taking home 2 gold and 4 bronze as well as a large number of top 10 finishes. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

U10 Training Cancelled

U10 training scheduled for this evening is cancelled due to weather

Square guy running away from rain.

Training will resume again after the Easter Holiday Break on Monday 13th April

Have a great Holiday

Easter Training details

***Easter Break-Juveniles ***
There will be no training for Ratoath AC little Athletics or Juveniles U9(2007) up to U16 during the Easter holidays, with exception of U10 (2006) they will train tonight only with Hugh and Ruth.
**Adults, Peter's competition group and Gerry's group will continue Tuesday/ Thursday training as normal.
See you all back the week of April 13th.
Happy Easter to all our athletes and coaches.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mullaghmeen Forest 5 K Hill Run

Alex Hunter was in fine form over the weekend when he placed third in the Mullaghymeen Forest 5K hill run . Despite suffering from a head cold, his time of 17 min 47 sec was over 20 faster than he ran in 2014 and suggests he is rounding into form for both the track and hill racing season.

Well done Alex

Fones4Life Appeal Update

With over 250 old  mobile phones already collected the club is well on the way to reaching the target of 350 . These phones can then be exchanged for a defibrillator or other sports equipment.

A big thank you to all those club members who have already supported this appeal but we need a big push to get us over the line especially from those members yet to contribute. If every member collected 1 mobile phone we can wrap up this appeal in a matter of weeks

Meath Inter Club League Day 1 b - Wednesday March 25th

Day 1 b of the Meath inter club league takes place tomorrow night in Cushinstown at 7:15pm, We would like to encourage the following age groups to attend:
U9,11,13 &16.
Please note all athletes are required to attend at least 3 competitions per year.

Meath InterClub Track & Field League

March 25h 2015 - 7.15 pm - Cushinstown AC
Program: Day 1(b)

Boys & Girls

60m & 
Long Jump

60m &
Long Jump

60m &
 High Jump

60m &
High Jump