Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ratoath AC Club Championships pictures

Pictures of the prize giving last Tuesday after Day 2 of our Club Championships

All photos taken by Siobheal, many thanks!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Results from Ratoath Club Championships Updated

Results of Day 1 and 2 now posted. Well done to everyone. If you didn't make it to day 2 or left before the prizegiving Peter Doherty has your medal for you. All juvenile members of the club also receive a medal for all their hard work and dedication to training over the last year.
Thanks to everyone who turned up and helped make the days so successful especially to all our volunteer officials (a very tough job),to Vinny Donnelly for being the announcer for the day, to the parents who have made the effort to bring your children to training and to competitions and also to everyone else who put a lot of time and effort into making the days go so well. I've put down the gold medal winning times and distances to act as targets to be aimed for but we have also everyones individual mid distance times, and distances in the long jump and ball-throw/shot if you want them for personal PB's please email me and I'll forward them to you.

Day 1 Medal Winners
Under 9 Girls
1 Aimee Doherty 1min 50s
2 Molly Keane
3 Laura Smith

Long Jump
1 Aimee Doherty 2m49cm
2 Lara Eiffe
3 Rebecca Carr

Under 9 Boys
1 Fionn  Drummond 1min 47s
2 Marcus Zaidan
3Adam Cameron

Long Jump
1 Fionn Drummond 3m10cm
2 Marcus Zaidan
3Adam Cameron

Under 11 Girls
1 Ella Healy 1min 48s
2Emma Coroner
3Aoife Rutherford

Long Jump
1 Emma Coroner 3m18cm
2 Áine Foster
3 Orla Byrne

Under 11 Boys
1 Jack Farrell 1min 44s
2 Cian Murphy
3 Mathew Buckley

Long Jump
1 Mathew Buckley 3m28cm
2 Tom Kilgannon
3 Cian Murphy

U13 Girls
1 Leah Farrell 2min 04s
2 Karen Hayes
3 Ivie Okome

Long Jump
1 Shauna Coffey 3m18cms
2 Marina Kelly
3 Lauren Thornton

U13 Boys
1 Oisin O’Farrell 2min 10s
2 Harry Bailey
3 John Redmond

Long Jump
1 Samuel Keane 3m32cms
2 Oisín O’farrell
3 Krisada Cooke

U15 Girls
1 Áine O’Connor 2min 43s
2 Lua Henderson

Long Jump
1 Lua Henderson 3m62cms
2 Roisín Conlon
3 Áine O’Connor

U15 Boys
1 Phillip Marron 2min 32s
2 Stephan Shaw

Long Jump
1 Phillip Marron 3m42cms

Snr Women
1 Fiona Casey 3min 13s
2 Monica Reilly
3 Susan Marron

Snr Men
1 Peter Doherty 2m20s
2 Conor Duncan
3 Abraham Zaidan

Day 2 Medal Winners
Under 6 60m Sprint
1 Rebecca Ryan
2 Pia McAllister
3 Einin Murphy

1 Fionn Heffernan
2 James Kelly
3 Robert Hayes

Under 7 60m Sprint
1 Isabelle Eyre
2 Ciara Coroner
3 Vivian Nally

1 Cian Maye
2 Louis Finglas
3 Rory Casey

Under 8 60m Sprint
1 Laura Moore
2 Laura Kelly
3 Miamh Murray

1 Eoin Kane
2 Cian Crawford
3  Mark Wallace

Under 10
60m Sprint
1 Ella Healy
2 Amy Doherty
3 Ciara Coffey

1 Tom Kilgannon
2 Marcus Zaidan
3 Brian Keily

Ball Throw
1 Ciara Coffey 17m19cms
2 Lilly Murray
3 Ella Healy

1 Tom Kilgannon 30m20cms
2 Marcus Zaidan
3 Fionn Drummond

Under 12
60m Sprint
1 Ivie Okome
2 Shauna Coffey
3 Laura Power

1 Oisin O’Farrell
2 John Redmond
3 Kritsada Cooke

Ball Throw
1 Emma Coroner 21m71cms
2 Zara Power
3 Racheal McPartlin

1 Kritsada Cooke 33m00cm
2 Oisín O’Farrell
3 Daragh Casey

Under 14
80m Sprint
1 Anna McGovern
2 Alba WalsheSubrian
3 Stephanie Quirke

1 Conor Sheeran
2 Jamie Reynolds
3 Conor Daly

Shot Putt
1 Alba WalshSubrian 5m03cm
2 Anna McGovern
3 Stephanie Quirke

1 Jack Scully 5m12cms
2 Conor Sheeran
3 Jamie Reynolds

Under 16
80m Sprint
1 Ciarán McCarthy
2 Peter Kilgannon
3 Phillip Marron

Shot Putt
1 Ciarán McCarthy
2 Peter Kilgannon
3 Phillip Marron

Senior Men
100m Sprint
1 Neil Finnegan
2 Abraham Zaidan
3 Peter Doherty

Monday, June 25, 2012

Meath Inter Club League- Day 4 (Final Day)

The final day of the inter club league will be held in Claremont Navan this Wednesday at 7pm, We would like to encourage all athletes including juveniles, seniors and masters to participate. We are currently in a strong position in the league table and it would be great to finish this competition on a high note. Please see list of events below, Juvenile events commence at 7pm, Junior/Senior and Master's commence at 9pm.

Meath Athletics: Inter–Club League

Wednesday 27th June @ 7.00pm
Claremont, Navan.

Programme Day 4- Final Day
Boys & Girls                         Born

U9 250m Long Jump            2004
U10 100m Ball Throw          2003
U11 300m Long Jump          2002
U12 100m High Jump           2001
U13 600m Discus                2000
U14 100m High Jump          1999
U15 1500m Shot                 1998
U16 200m Long Jump         1997

Junior, Senior & Masters 400 & 3000m @ 9.00pm & Ball Throw at end of evening

1. Juveniles can only compete in their age group.
2. Max. two events per athlete.
3. Section A club’s best 20 scores to count from each leg.
4. Section B club’s best 10 scores to count from each leg.
5. Maximum two attempts at each height in high jump.
6. Junior Senior & Masters events take place at end of night

All Ireland Medals for U9 Pairs

Fionn Drummond and Marcus Zaidan travelled to Cork last Saturday to compete in the All Ireland Pairs Competition. On a cold windy morning at Cork I.T. Athletic Track, Marcus and Fionn did the club proud by winning bronze in the ball throw and long jump events. Marcus set a new pb jumping 3.2m in the long jump, while Fionn jumped 3.15m giving them a combined score of 6.35m. The strong wind was very difficult to deal with in the ball throw, Marcus threw +17m and Fionn threw +21m, both good throws considering the difficult conditions.  A big thanks to their parents who made the long journey down to Cork and congratulations to Marcus and Fionn on their fine performances.

Race report - Dunshaughlin 10k

Dunshaughlin AC had their 33rd annual 10k race last Saturday. It was my first time at this race and I'd definitely recommend it for next year.
I met up with Keith and Tom and a few locals in the Community Centre beforehand and went over our individual aspirations for the race, pacing and times etc. It was about 14 degrees but windy with light rain on and off.
With 15minutes to go we did a light run out to the start line and chatted to a few people until we were under way. The course wound back to Ratoath up to just past the half way mark. A nice touch was having a race clock at the 5k point. After that we turned right and right again to be met with a few small hills. There were water stations every 2k or so, which were great. I think one of them was unofficial and just setup by a family outside their house! There was lots of people out to cheer us on in the last kilometer and I even managed a sprint finish to overtake three runners in the last 30m.
At the finish line we were offered water, bananas and even strawberries with cream! After a brief chat (it was raining again at this point) we jogged back to the Community Centre to cool down and got some tea/coffee, cakes, sandwiches, fruit etc.
Many thanks to the organizers, excellent job!
Keith - 39:00
Eoin - 45:32
Tom 57:00

Sunday, June 24, 2012

DAY 2- Ratoath Club Championships

Ratoath Club Championships DAY 2
Tuesday- June 26th Ratoath AC Track
6.00pmRegistration (€2 Per Athlete- Registered Members Only)
Programme of Events
6:30pmU6,U7 & U8 60m2007, 2006, 20056:30pmU11 & 12 Shot Putt2001-2002
6:50pmMums & Dads 60m Fun Race7:00pmU13 & 14 Shot Putt1999 & 2000
7:00pmU9 & 10 Girls 60m Heats2003-20047:30pmU9 & 10 Girls Ball Throw2003-2004
7:15pmU9 & 10 Boys 60m Heats2003-2004
7:25pmU9 &10 Girls & Boys 60m Finals2003-20048:00pmU9 & 10 Boys Ball Throw2003-2004
7:30pmU11 & 12 Girls 60 Heats2001-2002
7:45pmU11 & 12 Boys 60 Heats2001-2002
7:55pmU11 & 12 Boys 60m Finals2001-2002
8:00pmU13 & 14 Girls 80m1999 & 2000
8:10pmU13 & 14 Boys 80m1999 & 2000
8:20pmU15 & 16 Girls 80m1997 & 1998
8:25pmU15 & 16 Boys 80m1997 & 1998
8:30pmSenior Women & Men 100m
Day 1 & 2 Medal Presentation

Meath Inter Club League- Day 3 Results

Day 3 of the Meath inter club league was held last Wednesday in Navan, while we had lower numbers competing from the club on the evening, it was not reflected in the results, we had our best night so far, with 10nr. first place, 7nr. second place and 4nr. third place finishes. Well done and a big thanks to all athletes who competed on the night.
Please see preliminary results below:

U9 Long Jump - Fionn Drummond 1st, Marcus Zaidan 2nd
U 9 250m – Marcus Zaidan 1st, Fionn Drummond 2nd

U9 Long Jump- Aimee Doherty 7th
U9 250m- Aimee Doherty 1st, Laura Smith 4th, Molly Keane 5th

U10 60m- Tom Kilgannon 1st
U10 Ball Throw- Tom Kilgannon 1st

U10 60m- Ciara Coffey 4th
U 10 Ball throw- Ciara Coffey 3rd

U11 Long Jump- Matthew Buckley 3rd, Kevin Conway 5th

U 11 100m- Matthew Buckley ?, Kevin Conway ?

U 11 Long Jump- Emma Coroner 1st, Aoife Foster 4th
U 11 60m- Emma Coroner 2nd, Aoife Foster 6th, Aine Foster 7th

U12 Ball Throw- Krisada Cooke 1st

U12 100m- Shauna Coffey 4th

U12 Ball Throw?

U15 800m- Peter Kilgannon 2nd, Philip Marron 4th, Owen Clayton ?
U15 Long Jump- Owen Clayton 2nd, Peter Kilgannon 3rd, Philip Marron 6th

U16 100m- Ciaran McCarty 2nd
U16 Discus- Ciaran McCarty 1st

Shot Putt- Tom Brady 1st

Master Ladies
Shot Putt- Siobheal Cummins- 2nd

Master Men
800m- Peter Doherty 3rd
Shot Putt- Peter Doherty 1st

REMINDER- DAY 4 INTER CLUB LEAGUE (Final Day) this Wednesday 27th June- Navan.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Reminder - Dunshaughlin 10k

Just a quick reminder that this Saturday evening (after our Golf Classic!) is the annual Dunshaughlin 10k road race. Details here: Dunshaughlin AC

See you there!

Oldcastle 5k

Oldcastle 5k Run & Walk For the Marie Monaghan Memorial Cup
Round 10 of the Meath Road Race Series Under AAI rules Hosted by St Brigid’s Athletic Club
Wednesday the 18th of July 2012 At 8pm in Oldcastle Co Meath
Prizes: Senior Men & Ladies 1st Six Junior Men & Ladies 1st Three Masters Men & Ladies 1st Three O/ 40, 50, 60
Plus Spot Prizes, Chip Timing, Online Entries at
Seniors €12 Juniors €6
Refreshments Afterwards
For more information Contact Pat 087 2657051 Martin 086 8564160 Gerard 086 2499886

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Meath Coast 10k

I have been asked by Rehab Care to let you know about their upcoming 10k on Sat June 30th. This is not an AAI licensed event, it is however a fully insured fundraising event on behalf of Rehab. All funds raised will go towards the Sensory Garden appeal for “The Meadows” - a children`s respite home based in Navan.  Importantly, this project is not funded from other sources and so relies on funds generated through fundraising events such as this 10k.

Registration for the event can be done online at or alternatively on the day at the GAA centre on the Pilltown Road, Bettystown from 9.30am. The Meath Coast run is open to all over the age of 16years and promises to be a fun orientated event.

Local Gardai, Civil Defence, GAA club marshals are all giving their time to ensure that this 10k is a success. There will be a t shirt for all participants, refreshments and a goody bag (both sponsored locally).

So why not put aside the training regime aside for one day, come along and join in the fun at the Meath Coast 10k whilst at the same time helping a deserving local charity.

Meath LSP involvement is this particular project is to assist with online registrations and communications such as this – if you have a particular question regarding the event itself please contact Mary Gamble from Rehab at 086 0432428.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Leinster Pair's Competition

Congratulations to Fionn Drummond and Marcus Zaidan who competed in the Leinster pair’s competition in Navan on Saturday. Fionn and Marcus competed in the long jump and ball throw, winning silver in the long jump and bronze in the ball throw. Both athletes had personal bests in the long jump, Fionn jumped 3.32m and Marcus jumped 2.99, to give a combined score of 6.31m. Both threw well below their personal best in the ball throw, but still managed to finish third.
They have now qualified in both events for the All Ireland pairs finals which will be held in Cork next Saturday, We wish them the very best of luck.

Leinster Junior Championships

Well done to Eamon Wallace who had a sprint double at the Leinster Junior Championships yesterday winning the 200m in 22.04 sec and the 100m. (still awaiting official electrical timing for this event but likely to be sub 11 sec)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ratoath Athletics Club: Rataoth AC table quiz

Just a quick reminder that our Table Quiz is on tomorrow night, Friday 15th. See you there!

Ratoath Athletics Club: Rataoth AC table quiz: We will be holding a table quiz in the Ratoath Inn to raise funds for our club and would greatly appreciate it if you could come along and s...

Inter Club League- Day 3

Day 3 of the inter club league is on next Wednesday the 20th of June at 7pm in Claremont, Navan, it is important that we get a good turn out for this event as we are currently in the top half of the league table for this competition. We will meet as usual at our track at 6:10 Pm.

Meath Athletics
Inter–Club League

Wednesday 20th June 7.00pm
Claremont Stadium

Programme: Day 3
Boys & Girls

U9 250m Long Jump Born-2004
U10 60m Ball Throw 2003
U11 100m Long Jump Born-2002
U12 100m Ball Throw Born-2001
U13 600m High Jump Born-2000

U14 200m Discus Born-1999
 U15 800m Long Jump Born-1998
U16 100m Discus Born-1997

Juveniles can only compete in their age group. 
Jun, Sen & Masters: 800m @9.00pm
Jun Sen & Masters Shot Putt at end of evening

2. Max. two events per athlete.
3. Section A club’s best 20 scores to count from each leg.
4. Section B club’s best 10 scores to count from each leg.
5. Maximum two attempts at each height in high jump.
6. Junior Senior & Masters events take place at end of night
Further League Dates: June 27th

Monday, June 11, 2012

Bohermeen AC: Patrick Bell 5k

Tom, Keith and myself made our way to the quiet village of Bohermeen on Saturday evening for their annual Patrick Bell Memorial 5k road race. We got there in plenty of time to do a warm up before the 7:30pm start. It was still quite warm, probably around 16-17 degrees and very little wind.
The course itself was excellent with hardly any hills. Quite a few of the locals turned out to cheer us on and I'm told one family even made their own water station and handed out cups of water! I found the last 1k or so tough due to the pace but managed to put on a sprint coming up to the finish on the track back at the community centre.
Everyone got a medal for finishing and there was lots of refreshments to be had along with BBQs, live music etc. There was a great family atmosphere with both old and very young taking part. I'm told there was over 800 taking part this year.
Photo is of Tom, Eoin & Keith before the race.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ratoath AC Club Championships DAY 1
Tuesday- June 12th Ratoath AC Track

 Registration (€2 Per Athlete- Registered Members Only)

Programme of Events

6:30pmU15 Girls & Boys 800m1998 & 19996:30pmU9 Girls & Boys Long Jump2004
6:45pmU13 Girls & Boys 600m2000 & 20017:00pmU11 Girls & Boys Long Jump2002& 2003
7:00pmJunior/Senior Men & Women 800m7:30pmU13 Girls & Boys Long Jump2000 & 2001
7:15pmU9 Girls 500m 20048:00pmU15 Girls & Boys Long Jump1998 & 1999
7:30pmU9 Boys 500m2004
7:45pmU11 Girls 500m 2002& 2003
U11 Boys 500m2002& 2003

Note: Club medals and Event medals will be presented on Day 2 of the Championships which will be held on Tuesday the 26th of June.

All Athletes will be eligible to compete in events in their own age group and in the age group directly above them. Example- U10 Girls & Boys will compete in the U11 500m on Day 1, but will complete in their own age group U10 60m on Day 2.