Tuesday, February 2, 2016

No Little Athletics tonight

**please note**There will be no Little Athletics tonight due to the school hall being unavailable.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Meath Community Games Cross Country Finals

The Meath Community Games Cross Country Finals will be held on Sunday February 28th commencing at 11am sharp.
Venue: is St Bridgets AC, Ballinacrea.
It is advised to be at the venue no later than 10.30 to register.
Entry fee for all competitors is €2.
Please note all competitors must be under age on or before 31/7/2016.

Meath Community Games Cross Country Finals
St Bridgets AC, Ballinacrea.  28th of Feb 11am sharp

Order of Event:
Girls U8:          500m
Boys U8:         500m
Girls U9:          500m
Boys U9:         500m
Girls U10:        500m
Boys U10:       500m
Girls U12:        500m     1st four + 2 subs will make county team 
Boys U12:       500m     1st four + 2 subs will make county team 
Girls U13:        1,200m 1st five girls will make county mixed girls& boys team 
Boys U13:       1,200m 1st five boys will make county mixed girls& boys team 
Girls U14:        700m    1st four + 2 subs will make county team 
Boys U14:       700m     1st four + 2 subs will make county team 
Girls U16         700m
Boys U16        700m

U12, U13 and U14 are the age groups which the County enter for National Finals in Athlone all other races are county level

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Raneny 5 Mile

Ciaran Crowther  was 3rd junior at the Raheny Shamrocks 5 mile road race today. Ciaran set a new PB of 29 mins 12 sec which was impressive running considering the blustery and wet conditions. This excellent performance sets him up nicely for a good run in the upcoming Leinster schools XC championships.

National u 23 Indoor Championships 31 Jan 2016

Conor Duncan won his first individual national medal at today's under 23 indoor championships. In a tactical 1500m, Conor finished 3rd in a new PB of 4 min 9 .0 sec

Four hours later, Conor was back on the track for the 800m final and again took bronze in another indoor PB of 1 min 57.75 secs.

Great running from an athlete that has put in the hard miles over the winter months

Friday, January 29, 2016

U9- U12 Inter club league this Sunday the 31st of January

U9- U12 Inter club league  
Best of luck to the younger athletes in Ratoath AC who will be taking part in the annual U9-U12 inter club league between Tara AC, Dunboyne AC, Dunshaughlin AC and ourselves in Tara AC this Sunday events take place from 12noon till 2pm.
Looking forward to seeing you all there on Sunday.
Meet under the Ratoath AC Flag in Tara AC @11:30am

Directions to Tara AC track are as follows:
From Dunshaughlin:
Take the Navan Road (R147) and travel for 8Km as far as Ross Cross. Take a right turn signposted Skryne/Rathfeigh. The track is on the left hand side of the road after 200M, just beside Tara Post Office.

There is a Meath County Council Car Park adjacent to the track for 30 cars and the surplus should park on the road/footpath just beyond the track. There is no parking at the clubhouse.

Contact ratoathathletics@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

West Leinsters Schools XC

The West Leinster schools cross country took place today ( 28th January)  at a cold and blustery Phoenix Park.

Adam Quinn, better known for his track running, representing his school Castleknock college,  ran a smashing race to finish 8th overall in the minor boys West Leinster 1500m cross country championships. Ben Toole (Belvedere) finished 23rd in the same race

Aoife Kelly was also in fine form, finishing a very creditable 19th and scoring on the Mount Sackville team that won the junior girls team championships.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

National Cross Country Relays

The National Cross Country 4 x 500m relays was held last Sunday at Dundalk IT, the weather on the day was good but the ground was in poor shape due to the recent bad weather. We had 7 athletes competing on Meath teams from the club, Kyle Witter, Eoin Kane, Fionn Drummond, Sophie Quinn, Aimee Doherty, Ella Healy and Tom Kilgannon. 
The u12 boys were first up, Kyle, Fionn and Eoin all putting in good runs on the testing course finishing 7th overall. The u12 girls put in the performance of the day, Sophie and Aimee were very impressive on the 2nd and 3rd leg and with strong performances from the Dunboyne girls Kalya Ryan and Sophie Dolan the girls took gold by a margin of 20m over a very strong Kilkenny team. 
The u14 boys finished 5th in their event, Tom Kilgannon who was part of the winning team last year put in another good run, but with 3 of the team out of age it was a big ask to medal on the day.
Ella Healy put in a great run on the first leg of the u14 girls relay, the girls were in 3rd place up until the last 200m but just couldn’t hang on finishing 4th.