Saturday, February 17, 2018

All Ireland and Leinster Titles for Ratoath Athletes

A hugely successful weekend was had for Ratoath Athletes last weekend in Day 1 of the Leinster indoor track and field championships and the All Ireland Cross Country Relay and B Championships.

The busy weekend started out with a trip to Athlone Institute of Technology’s indoor arena where Ratoath AC had Athletes take three Leinster indoor titles at the Leinster indoor championships. Laura Kelly retained her Leinster high jump title in the U14 girls high jump; Matthew Hayes had his first Leinster title in the U16 boys 1500m race, and Rafa McCaffery took the long jump title with a jump of 5.92m. 

James Kelly’s first time competing in the Leinster Indoors was very successful when he was awarded the bronze medal for the U12 boys high jump. Marcus Clarke was 5th and Stephen Kieran was 11th in the U16 boys 1500m and many of our athletes competing made the sprint/hurdle and long jump Semis and finals, great also to see our U14 girls Amy Forde, Lily Nannery and Emily Slattery taking part in the 1K walk for the first time.

Ratoath AC athletes continued on to a chilly Galway from Athlone to compete in the All Ireland Cross Country Relay and B Championships on what can only described as Baltic conditions. However, the cold and deep mud did not deter the Ratoath athletes with our U12 girls each putting in a fantastic effort to take the All Ireland U12 title! Well done Niamh Murphy, Cara O’Sullivan, Kate Raftery, and Caoimhe Fitzsimons.

U14 girls each girl battled their 500 metre leg with determination to take 2nd place. Well done to Aimee Doherty, Sophie Quinn, Amelia Campbell and Laura Smith.

In the same venue and conditions the B Cross Country Championships took place. Katie Doherty was our sole  representative in the U11 Girls race she had a great run and helped the Meath team into 4th place. 
Our U11 boys got off to a great start with James Kelly having a brilliant run to come in 5th place over all and leading his U11 Ratoath boys team into 3rd place. Well done James, Fionn Heffernan, Harry Bogan, Gavin Witter, Liam Walsh and Conor Walsh.

Aisling Stratford was the 1st Meath and Ratoath U13 girl home followed closely by team mates, Laura Kelly (19th), Sarah Forde, Lily Nannery, Amy Forde, and Niamh Murray to claim the silver team medal.

In the U13 boys race, Eoin Kane had a great run in 17th place followed in by Sam Carey and Stephen Walsh, both having great runs.

Well done to all athletes, parents and coaches who traveled to Galway and Athlone.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Fit4Youth Training cancellation

Apologies , due to coach unavailability , Fit4Youth training is cancelled tonight Feb 6th

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Competition Fixtures for February -March 2018

Please check the Athletics Ireland and Athletics Leinster websites for any changes to the above fixtures also Leinster 2018 booklet available in the competitions section on this website which has all Day1,2,& 3 event information included.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Great weekend for Ratoath AC athletes

Very busy weekend for Ratoath AC athletes.
On Saturday Conor Duncan opened his indoor season with a solid solo run in the guest 800m at round 2 of the national league in AIT on Saturday. His winning time of 1 min 55.63 is an indoor PB and club record

Early on Sunday morning at the National junior / u 23 Indoor Championships

Philip Marron won he first AAI national individual medal with a superb 2nd at the u 23 1500m championships in an indoor PB and club record of 3 min 58.23 sec
Brian Kiernan missed the break in the junior 400m but battled his way back up from 5th to finish third in his heat with a 52.29 sec posting. He just missed out of making the final
Peter Kilgannon was third in his heat of the u 23 800m and qualified for the final 90 mins later where he finished 6th in 2 min 1 35 

Cushinstown AC Indoor Track & Field Competition

Our younger athletes were also out early to compete in the Cushinstown AC Indoor Track & Field Competition
It ran off well and a good competition. Results for Ratoath AC Athletes U12 60m Katie Doherty 2nd place, Saoirse Carrigan 3rd in 60m final, U13 - Ciara Flanagan and Caoimhe Fitzsimons both qualified into 60m final. 
U13 Girls high jump :Caoimhe Fitzsimons 3rd place with pb 1:30 Cara O'Sullivan 1st place Pb 1:48
U15 Girls high jump:
Niamh Murray 2nd place (out of age) pb 1:40
Amy Forde (out of age) pb 1:30 high jump just missed out on medal for 3rd place with count back.
Well done to Claire Rogers ,Millie Corcoran, Ella and Aoibhe McKenna and Mila Who all had a great competition in sprint, long jump and shot putt events. Thank you to parents for bringing athletes today to Cushinstown

Raheny 5mile road race

Later in the afternoon at the Raheny 5mile road race Ciaran Crowther had a fantastic run and was took the award for  1st Junior in 28 mins 51 sec. Our ever growing adult members also turned out a great gang to take part in the Raheny 5 Joanne Corrigan, Rachel Connolly, Joy Tyrrell, Joyce Fitzharris. Noelle Capewell, Brid Conway Olive & Anthony Rice. Well done all and thanks to Raheny for a great race and a filled goody bag.

Well done every one.