Friday, August 18, 2023

Ratoath's U20 team will represent Ireland at the European Athletics U20 Clash of the Clubs Championships

 


As Irelands top U20 club at the National Championships we have qualified to represent Ireland at the European Athletics U20 Clash of the Clubs Championships, a fantastic honour and opportunity for our athletes to compete against the top clubs in Europe.

This is an amazing group of young athletes from Ratoath who have qualified to compete in the European Club DNA Championships. With great success also comes great financial cost. We are a small club with limited funds and are looking for your support to bring our team there. We have set up a go fund me page for anyone who would like to donate, any donation small or large is greatly appreciated before we travel to Italy on the 14th of September 2023.

We also have a music bingo night of fun and prizes organised for Saturday Aug 26th in the Ratoath Inn €50 for a table of 4 with a raffle on the night please email ratoathathletics@gmail.com to purchase a ticket.

GO FUND ME LINK :👈

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Couch to 5K Register NOW


Take that first Step 
Register now for our Couch to 5K at this LINK:Couch to 5K registration LINK

Are you up for the Challenge to get yourself from zero to 5K or run a faster 5K this summer with just one week to go take that first step and Register Now for our Couch to 5K Programme on this link https://eventmaster.ie/event/R4GjCL5h76
Starting on Wednesday 7th of Jun until 16th of July, 2 sessions per week led by experienced Ratoath Athletic Club coaches everyone welcome men and women over 18
3 different running groups:
COMPLETE BEGINNER : from zero to 5K never ran before or have been running/walking
IMPROVER: can run a 5k but not comfortably.
ADVANCED: can run a 5k comfortably and would like to increase speed
Only €60 starting on Wednesday 7th of Jun until 16th of July
Training takes place 8-9pm every Monday and Wednesday at Ratoath Athletic Clubs grass running track next to Ratoath College. Track Location
The Couch to 5k programme aims to enable participants to complete a 5k on conclusion of the programme. The group will train twice a week in the evening time with experienced club coaches no problem if you can’t make every night.
For more information on any of the above programmes you can email us at ratoathathleticsroadrace@gmail.com






All Training takes place on Ratoath AC's grass running track next to Ratoath College HERE

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Norman Park International Challenge 2023 Bromley

 On Friday the 14th of April 23 a troupe of over 40 Ratoath AC athletes, coaches, club founders Tommy Boshell and club chairman Ronnie Quigley travelled to London to kick start our outdoor season campaign in style at the Norman Park International Challenge

Our team faced a competitive field with 4 top teams competing along with us; Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC (Hosts), Jersey Spartan/Guernsey AC (combined team) Medway & Maidstone and Tonbridge AC.
This season opener blasted the cobwebs off 11 of our club records; The senior women's and men’s 4x100m teams both ran club record best times, club record breaks also for Caoimhe Fitzsimons in the 100m hurdles & triple jump, Katie Doherty in both the 100m and the 200m, Eve Mooney 400mHurdles, Emanuel Osas senior 110m hurdles, James Kelly Junior Javelin, Hugh Kelly Senior Javelin and Cara O’Sullivan discus.
At the end of the days competition our Ratoath AC team finished in a strong 2nd place behind Blackheath & Bromley a great sign of things to come for the season ahead with many PB’s achieved. After the competition we were all invited into their fantastic new club house for a meal and the awards ceremony.
A massive thank you to all involved in the background organising the trip, thank you to our team managers Peter Doherty & Sinéad McGoldrick to our officials Julie & Ian Fitzsimons, Declan Mooney, Declan Boggan, Siobhéal Murray, Oliver Walters, Joanne Kelly, Teresa Doyle, Ronnie Quigley and Tommy Boshell a big thank you to our many parents Freda, Aideen, Deirdre, Helen, Neal, Claire, Sinéad and Declan who made the trip over to London to support our club.
Thank you to all our amazing athletes who performed so brilliantly over the day in multiple events and did the club so very proud.
Thank you to all in Blackheath and Bromley for their warm welcoming hospitality and for inviting us to this very efficiently run competition it was a fantastic experience for the club with great friends and connections made we look forward to the next one.
Full scoring results:
400mH SW
2nd Eve Mooney 1:04.58 💥CLUB RECORD🔥
400mH U17M
2nd Jack Kelly 1:01.39
400mH SM
3rd Ben Hughes 1:00.70
4th Steven Kiernan 1:02.53
800m SW
4th Aimee Doherty 2:23.24
800m U17+
3rd Sophie Finn 2:34.15
800m SM
2nd Jack O'Donnell 1:58.68
6th Kyle Witter 2:01.91
800m U17+
3rd James Kelly 2:04.80
100m U17+
2nd Niamh Murphy 12.75
100m U17+
1st Katie Doherty 12.27 🔥CLUB RECORD💥
100m Senior Men
3rd Jesse Osas 11.02
100m U17+
3rd Gavin Witter 11.67 PB
100m SM
5th Danny Albert 11.79
300m U17W
2nd Saoirse Carrigan 43.48 PB
400m U17+
1st Aisling Stratford 58.94
400m SM
1st Darragh Masterson 50.50
3rd Eoin Kane 52.06
5th Jack O’Donnell 52.92
400m U17+
3rd Jack Kelly 54.09
6th Cathal Masterson 57.15
3000m Women U17
3rd Sarah Forde 12:40.36
3000m Women Senior
2nd Teresa Doyle 12:40.58
80mH U17W
7th Amelia Holland 14.77 PB
100mH SW
1st Caoimhe Fitzsimons 14.98 🔥CLUB RECORD💥
100mH U17M
3rd Gavin Witter 14.83 PB
3000m Men
4th Stephen Walsh 10:24.85
3000m Men U17
3rd Jack Dyas 10:26.17
4th Liam Walsh 12:16.18
110mH SM
1st Emanuel Osas 16.32 🔥CLUB RECORD💥
200m Senior Women
1st Lara Kelly 25.81
200m U17+
1st Katie Doherty 25.14 🔥CLUB RECORD💥
4th Lucy Mooney 27.09
200m U17+
4th Jesse Osas 22.67
200m SM
4th Ben Hughes 23.29
200m U17+
4th Emmet Doyle pb 25.13
1500m Women
3rd Amelia Campbell 5:16.04
1500m Women
3rd Sophie Finn 5:30.71
1500m Men
4th Matthew Hayes 4:14.81
1500m Men
4th Harry Bogan 4:35.56
2000m SC Men
3th Kyle Witter 6:50.73
1500m SC Senior Women
2nd Amelia Campbell 6:07.84
1500m SC U17
1st Aisling Gallagher 6:16.71 PB
1500m SC U17M
3rd James Kelly 4:53.01 PB
FIELD EVENTS
High Jump U17M
4th Emmet Doyle 1.45
High Jump SM
1st Emmanuel Osas 1.75
High Jump SW
3rd Amy Forde 1.40
High Jump U17W
3rd Sarah Forde 1.25
Shot Put SW
4th Cara O'Sullivan 8.88
Shot Put U17W
4th Katie Doherty 6.18 pb
Long Jump SW
1st Caoimhe Fitzsimons 5.14
Long Jump U17W
3rd Lucy Mooney 4.86
Javelin Throw U17W
3rd Joy Osas 8.19 PB

Javelin Throw SW
Laura Kelly
Shot Put SW
4th Danny Albert 7.95
Shot Put U17M
2nd Gavin Witter 9.48 PB
Long Jump SW
2nd Danny Albert 5.77
Long Jump U17M
2nd Jack Kelly 5.32
Javelin Throw SW
3rd Hugh Kelly 33.04 🔥CLUB Sr RECORD💥
Javelin Throw U17M
3rd James Kelly 31.86 🔥CLUB Jr RECORD💥
Triple Jump SW
1st Caoimhe Fitzsimons 10.24 🔥CLUB RECORD💥
Triple Jump U17W
2nd Amelia Holland 8.75 PB
Triple Jump SW
2nd Danny Albert 10.91
Triple Jump U17M
1st James Kelly 11.12 PB
DISCUS SW
4th Cara O'Sullivan 21.74 🔥CLUB RECORD💥
DISCUS U17W
3rd Joy Osas 12.76 PB
Discus Throw SM
5th Hugh Kelly 19.24
Discus Throw U17M
4th Gavin Witter 19.60 PB

RELAYS:
4x100m SW 🔥CLUB RECORD💥
2nd 49.06- Eve Mooney, Laura Kelly, Caoimhe Fitzsimons, Niamh Murphy
4x100m SM 🔥CLUB RECORD💥
3rd 44.06 -Danny Albert, Emanuel Osas, Eoin Kane, Jesse Osas
4x100m U17W
2nd 50.27 Joy Osas, Saoirse Carrigan, Lucy Mooney, Katie Doherty
4x100m U17M
4th 48.14 Emmet Doyle, Jack Kelly, Harry Boggan ,Cathal Masterson,
4x300m U17 Mixed 🔥CLUB RECORD💥
2nd. 2:45.72 Emmet Doyle, Saoirse Carrigan, Amelia Holland, Jack Kelly
4x400m U20+ Mixed
1st 3:38.90 Darragh Masterson, Aisling Stratford, Aimee Doherty, Ben Hughes

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

🔥6 golds & 3 national records for Ratoath AC at the All Ireland 4 x 200m Indoor Relay Championships🔥




 🔥6 golds & 3 national records for Ratoath AC at the All Ireland 4 x 200m Indoor Relay Championships🔥


What a day for the club at the National Indoor relays in Athlone on Saturday 25th of March!!

🥇Six National titles and from this our U18 girls, U19 girls and U19 boys broke the national record in their race.  The competition was strong with the top relay teams in Ireland battling it out stride for stride through the heats to the finals, seamless changeovers combined with fantastic team efforts created top performances for the club

Individual national field events also taking place with super result  for Caoimhe Fitzsimons third in the U18 Triple Jump and 5th for Cara O’Sullivan in the U18 Shot Put. 

Well done and congratulations to all athletes and coaches we are all very proud of you all. 💙💛



Full Team Results :



U12 Boys 4th

Rhys Mooney, Oliver Couch, Max Ryan, James Lane



U13 Girls 

Jaiden Shaw Hanlon, Eliza Prior, Lydia Jordan, Caroline Woods  





4th U13 Boys 1:55.54

Rhys Mooney , Oliver Couch, Louis Connolly, Finn Carrigan












🥇U14 Girls 1:52.01

Doireann O’ Sullivan, Nicole Doherty, Caoile Murray, Erin Finn





        5th U16 Girls  

Ava Doran , Amber Lane, Éabha Hanley, Lucy Mooney 







U16 Boys 5th in heat

 

Seán O’Sullivan, Nathan Mooney, Emmet Doyle, Cillian Conway 


🥇U17 Girls 1:42.96

Saoirse Carrigan, Katie Doherty, Amelia Holland, Sophie Finn, Joy Osas






















U17 Boys 3rd in heat 

Gavin Witter, Nathan Mooney, James Kelly, Emmet Doyle






🥇U18 Girls 1:41.75 Championship Record!!  Held since 2005













Caoimhe Fitzsimons,  Joy Osas, Katie Doherty, Eve Mooney, Niamh Murphy 








🥇U18 Boys 1:33.78

ames Kelly, Jesse Osas, Gavin Witter, Jack Kelly, J


🥇U19 Girls 1:41.45 Championship Record!! Held since 2022

 Eve Mooney, Laura Kelly,  Niamh Murphy, Aisling Stratford












🥇U19 Boys 1:31.02 Championship Record!!  Held since 2015

Loclainn Harris, Jack Kelly, Eoin Kane, Jesse Osas



























Individual result  

U18 Triple Jump 

🥉Caoimhe Fitzsimons 


U18 Shot Put 

5th Cara O’Sullivan 

Monday, December 12, 2022

Four Ratoath AC athletes selected for 2023 junior relay squads


 Fantastic achievement for Aimee Doherty, Darragh Masterson , Jesse Osas & Katie Doherty who have been selected for National junior 4x400m & 4x100m junior squads for 2023.

We are very proud to have four of our athletes make the squad this year. Well done to their coach Peter Doherty 🇮🇪💙