Sunday, August 7, 2016

Alex Third in Celtic International

Alex Hunter finished third in the Celtic international in Wales (Swansea) last Saturday. Competing in the 2k steeplechase, Alex led early on but was caught with 2 laps to go and just lost out on second  over the last 200m. His finishing time of 6 min 24.1 was a new PB by over 12 seconds and he will now concentrate on some mountain running in August and September.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

National Juvenile Championships Day 3 & 4




Matthew Buckley had a very successful weekend at the National Juvenile Championships taking home Gold and Silver in the u15 boys 250m hurdles and u15 boys 100m. Peter Kilgannon ,Ciaran Crowther, Philip Marron and Aine O' Connor also competed well, Peter finishing 5th in the u19 boys 400m, Ciaran 5th in the boys U19 3000m, Philip 5th in the boys u19 1500m and Aine 7th in the u18 3000m

Monday, July 18, 2016

Morton Games- This Friday July 22nd


The Morton Games International will be held this Friday commencing at 5pm, Ratoath Ac will be entered in the Juvenile Relay commencing at 6:20pm, why not come along and support our team while also geeting to see a host of elite international athletes in action

TIMETABLE

Field Events
5.00   Paralympic Field Events (outside cage)
5.15   Women`s National Discus –  sponsored by Last Lap CafĂ©
6.00   Men’s International Pole Vault
6.45   Men’s International High Jump – sponsored by Fingal County Council
Track Events:
Pre Programme:
5.30    Junior Men’s Mile – sponsored by C & E Product Supplies
5.38    IMC 800 Men D
5.46    IMC 800 Women B
5.54    IMC 800 Men C
6.02    IMC 800 Men B
6.10    IMC 800 Women A
6.20    Juvenile Mile relay (16 x 100) – sponsored by C & E Product Supplies -(RATOATH AC)
6.30    Aon Men’s 100 qualifying race 1
6.38    Aon Men’s 100 qualifying race 2
6.46    Aon Women`s 100 “warm up”
International Programme
6.55    Official opening
7.00    IMC 800 Men A
7.08    Allianz Men’s 800 Wheelchair
7.16    IMC –v- BMC 1500 (sponsored by Dublin Front Runners)
7.24    Albie Thomas Memorial Men’s 3000 (sponsored by Dublin Athletics Board)
7.40    Men’s 400 hurdles (sponsored by Tucks Fasteners & Fixings)
7.50    Men`s 100 B Final
7.58    Aon Women’s 100
8.08    Aon Men’s 100 Final
8.16    Loki Sports Men’s 400 – race 1
8.24    Loki Sports Men’s 400 – race 2
8.32    Women`s Mile (sponsored by Clonliffe Harriers/Fashionflo)
8.40    The Muscle Clinic Men’s 800
8.48    Marathon Mission 16 Women’s 800
8.56    Introduction of Morton Milers
9.00    The Morton Mile (sponsored by Behan & Associates/Commercial Hygiene Services)

Inter County League


We done to the Meath juvenile team that finished 2nd to Kildare at the weekend in the inter County league between Wicklow, Laois, Kildare and Meath, Some great performances from our Ratoath Athletes: Kyle Witter, Aimee Doherty, Lili O' Connor, Marcus Clarke, Matthew Buckley, Emma Coroner, Ivie Okome, Aine Cooney, Rachel McPartlin, Kevin Conway, Maria Rogers and John Redmond

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sophie Quinn 2nd in AAU Championships

Sophie Quinn was second in the AAU u 12 800m championships in Florida last Tuesday (12th July). Her time of 2 min 26 sec was all the more remarkeable as she had only arrived in Florida the night before and temperatures at race time were in the mid 30´s. Sophie moved up from 9th at the bell to put in an exceptionally fast last lap to take silver.



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Registration for Couch 2 5K this Thursday 6:30-9pm Conways Spar


Registration night for the Spar/Ratoath Athletic Clubs Summer 2016 Couch 2 5K programme this Thursday evening in Conway’s SPAR Ratoath 6.30-9pm we will be there to answer any questions you may have. If you can’t make it Thursday night not to worry you can register on-line by following this link and selecting couch 2 5K  https://athleticsireland.primo-events.com/ps/event/RatoathAC5K  (please email your confirmation to us ratoathathletics@gmail.com)

Couch 2 5K Starting on Monday the 25th of July
  • ·      7 weeks
  • ·      3 days a week Monday 8-9pm Wednesday 8-9pm and Friday 9:30am- 10:30am (no problem if you cannot make every day)
  • ·      All fitness levels welcome, Beginners to Advanced
  • ·      All training takes place on our running track by qualified athletics coaches.


Amazing value at €25 euro which includes your €15 entry fee to Ratoath AC’s SPAR 5K which will take place on Sunday the 11th of September.  Only €15 for Ratoath AC members


 It is a great way to meet new people and either kick start your fitness or increase the fitness level you already have.


If you have any questions on our couch25K please do contact us on this email address ratoathathletics@gmail.com






Monday, July 11, 2016

Day 1 national juveniles and relays

Day 1 of the national juvenile and relay championships proved very successful for Ratoath a/c athletes. Our u 12 girls 4 x 100m relay squad of Aobh Forde, Caoimhe Fitzsimons, Aisling Stratford and Laura Kelly got things off to a great start with a fabulous bronze in a time of 58.98 sec. Next up were the u 19 4 x 400m quartet of Peter Kilgannon, Philip Marron, Naoise McKenna and Brian Kiernan who also had the distinction of setting a new club junior and senior record of 3 min 34.23 sec when finishing second.

Lili O Connor ran an excellent pb of 12.9 sec when taking bronze in the hurdles. Great to see an athlete rewarded for all the hard work Lili puts in on the technical side of her event. In the u 12 girls 600m, Sophie Quinn ran 1 min 43.9  while Karen Hayes gave it everything in the u 16 800m but finished out of the medals.

Laura Kelly has been steadily improving all season and she saved the best for the nationals with a wonderful new pb of 1.33m in the girls u 12 high jump to take the gold. Alex Hunter also had a day to remember - he won the u 18 3k steeplechase in a new club junior and senior record of 9 min 59 sec and was subsequently selected on the Irish team for the Celtic international in Wales on 6th August.

Well done to all athletes , officials and their parents who supported them over two long days of competition.