Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

Meath Championships Day 1 Report




Day 1 of the Meath Championships took place on Sunday April 26th at Claremont Stadium, Navan; we had a record number of entries this year with the majority of our athletes turning up for the event. Our u9 team experienced championships competition for the first time and they did themselves proud, James Kelly   winning double gold in the u9 500m and Turbo Javelin, Fionn Heffernan 3rd in the 500m, great performances also from Gavin Witter, Charlie O’ Connor, Liam Walsh and Conor Walsh. Katie Doherty finished joint 1st in the girl’s u9 60m, Isabelle Wallace 2nd in the u9 girl’s long jump, great running and jumping also from Amelia Holland, Molly Moran, Sophie Coroner and Niamh Colgan.
Ciara Coroner finished 2nd in the u10 turbo javelin and 4th in the 500m, Caoimhe Fitzsimons had a great run to finish 3rd in the u10 500m. Harry O’ Connor had another good run to take silver in the u11 boys 600m, Stephen Walsh and Oliver Walters also running well.  Sophie Quinn was in great form winning the u11 girls long jump and finishing 2nd in the 60m, Laura Kelly in hot pursuit taking 3rd in the 60m.
Aimee Doherty finished 3rd in the u12 girls high jump and had a good win the u12 girls 600m, with Eabha Toole in 2nd and Amelia Campbell unlucky to finish outside the medals in 4th, Ciara Walsh also running well in her first championship race. Kyle Witter, Stephen Kiernan and Jamie Fewer competed well in the u12 boys 60m and long jump.
Tom Kilgannon just finished outside the medals in a tight u13 boys 60m final, Lili O’ Connor and Aoife Rutherford taking gold and silver in the girls 60m, Lili also finished 3rd in the shot putt and 2nd in the 600m with Aoife close behind in 3rd. Adam Quinn who is going from strength to strength this year finished 3rd in the u14 boys 1500m, Fergal Kilgannon another athlete who has made a significant improvement recently finished 3rd in the u15 boys 1500m. Matthew Buckley and Daragh Casey both had comfortable wins in the boy’s u14 80m and u15 100m, Emma Coroner had a tight finish in the girl’s u14 80m but took the gold to add to her long jump gold. Aine Cooney who is in flying form at the moment was a very impressive winner of the u15 girls 100m. Amber Roche and Ciaran Crowther also impressed in the u18 1500m event, Ciaran finishing 1st with Amber 2nd in the girls race.
Hugh Kelly and Siobheal Murray were easy winners of the Master High jump, Hugh also taking silver in the long jump.
We have not yet received all results from day 1, so apologies if we have missed out on anybody. 








U10 Training

Tonight's U10 training session is cancelled due to Bank holiday and coaches not being available for the session

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Conor Duncan under 2 mins for 800m

Conor Duncan maintained his winning streak and broke 2 mins over  800m for the first time today with another superb run at the milers club open competition in Greystones. Passing through 400m in a swift 56 sec he gradually pulled away from the field to win by over 20m in 1 min 57.82 sec - a new PB by over 5 seconds. Ronnie Quigleys long standing 800m club record could be under threat before the season is out.

Alex Hunter was also in action today in the Ballymote 5 K over in Sligo. Conditions were again tough but Alex finished 6th overall, after a great battle with senior womens international Mary Cullen, in a new PB of 16 min 15 sec.  Alex's dad, Derek finished 17th in 17 mins 14 sec while his brother Ross also recorded an impressive time of  18 min 51 sec in the same race. The lads obviously get their talent from their mother Ann (sorry Derek) as the glory hunters are some hot to trot family team.



Friday, May 1, 2015

Couch 2 5K

Still time to sign up for couch 2 5K programme.
If you missed the registration night and would like to take part in the programme please email ratoathathletics@gmail.com and we will send you out a registration form.
All levels welcome beginners to advanced.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fit4Life: couch 2 5K registration tonight 8-9pm Gaa club house.

Couch 2 5K: Registration tonight 8-9pm Gaa club house 

  Ratoath AC Fit4Life:  Couch to 5K Beginner programme
7 week training programme

Training Times:  Monday 8-9pm, Wednesday 7.30-8.30pm, Friday 9.30am-10.30am
Where:                 Running track at Jamestown (grass track)
When:                  4th May – 20th June 2015
Registration:        Thursday 30th April, Ratoath GAA 8-9pm
Proposed 5K:       Saturday 20th June:  5k park run –
Cost:                    €35 non members …. Free to current members
Registration:        Ratoath GAA Thursday 30th April 8-9pm
Queries:               ratoathathletics@gmail.com

Suitable for: Adults & Older teenage children of all levels of exercise ability including walkers, joggers and beginner/intermediate/advanced runners.


Aim of the 7 week programme
  • Beginner programme - walk/run 5k in 7 weeks
  • Intermediate programme - run 5k in 7 weeks
  • Advanced programme is to increase current pace and comfort in running 5k


Remember– the hardest part is always getting off the couch and leaving the house!! The most rewarding part is coming back in after doing your training knowing that the couch didn’t win

Most Important - Have fun… it will make the whole experience more pleasant, Get out of the house, meet new people, make new friends or bring old friends too.





Wednesday, April 29, 2015

East Leinster Schools Track & Field 29 April

The East leinster schools track & field championships  were held today in a cold and blustery Morton Stadium, Santry. Deirdre Healy won the girls senior 1500m in convincing style. Adopting a conservative approach early on, Deirdre tracked the leaders for the first 600m before making her effort and winning by over 100m in just over 5 minutes. Deirdre will now contest the Leinster 1500m in mid May and that should be a cracker of a race with several of the finalists having already posted in the region of 4 min 40 sec.