Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas & Goal Mile in Fairyhouse

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to everyone. Might see you at the Goal Mile in Fairyhouse between 10-11am Christmas Day :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Meath Cross Country Relays

The Meath Cross Country relays were held last Sunday in Trim, the weather held up and the course was in good condition considering the recent wet weather. We had another great turnout from the club with 48 athletes competing in 12 teams from U10 to U16, and it was great to have girls competing this year in the U14 and 16 age category, which was something that we hadn’t achieved in recent years. The competition was of a very high standard this year with 53 teams competing over the 8 events. The girls U10 teams got the day off to a great start, we had two teams competing in this event, our blue team consisting of Aoife Rutherford, Aimee Doherty, Ciara Coffey and Ella Healy took gold, while our orange team made up of Molly Keane, Grace Mahon, Sinead McCarty and Eno Okomo finished 8th. The boys U10 found the competition tough, but competed well and our blue team consisting of Tom Kilgannon, Fionn Drummond, Nathan O’ Connor and Brian Kiely finished 4th, while the orange team of Kyle Witter, Jed Walsh, Rohan Wardick and Adam Carolan finished 6th.
We had four teams also competing in the boys and girls u12 relay, the girls U12 blue team of Ivie Okomo, Karen Hayes, Emma Coroner and Shauna Coffey finished first after a close battle with Dunshaughlin, our orange team of Rachel Doherty, Orla Hayes, Rachel McPartlin and Zara Kane put in a very good performance also finishing a close fourth behind Fr. Murphys. Our boys under 12 blue and orange teams put in a good performance in a very strong field finishing 5th and 8th respectively, well done to Fergal Kilgannon, Adam Howley, Jack Farrell, Oisin Farrell, Darragh Casey, Kevin Dat Conway, Harry Haskins and Tomas Brady.
The U14 girls race was the race of the day, with a blanket finish between Na Finana A, Na Finana B and Ratoath, Leah Farrell who ran the anchor leg took the batten about 20m behind the Na Finana teams, but caught up to level with them in the home straight, after a neck and neck battle down the home straight Na Finana A, and B just edged ahead on the line, with Ratoath finishing 3rd. This was a terrific performance by our girls who were up against Leinster and All Ireland medallist from Na Finana. Well done to Leah Farrell, Lua Henderson, Shauna Coffey and Aine O’ Connor on a great race.
The boys under 14 team consisting of Garret Doyle, Cormac Butler, Alex Hunter and Brian Kiernan put in a strong run and finished a close second behind Tara, the boys u16 team of Peter Kilgannon, Ciaran McCarty, Ivan Mather and Philip Marron also finished a close second to Cushinstown  while the girls U16 team of Dierdre Healy, Shona Quigley, Amber Roche and Ceile Duncan finished 3rd.
Thanks to Meath County board and Trim Athletic Club who put on a great event and thanks to all our athletes who took part and parents that made the journey to Trim yesterday.
Full results at:
Happy Christmas from Ratoath Ac to all our members.

Monday, December 17, 2012

All Ireland Uneven Ages Cross Country

The All Ireland uneven ages cross country championships were held in Adamstown last Sunday week the 9th of December. We had a small group of athletes who travelled from the club, Tom Kilgannon competed in the boys U11 1500m and finished 74th out of a field of 147 Athletes, a good results seen that Tom is still under 10, and also had to cope with losing one of his spike’s early on in the race. Alex Hunter, Philip Marron and Peter Kilgannon competed in the boty U15 3500m, Alex who is a having a great year, put in another solid performance finishing 25th and was 4th man home on the Meath team who finished 3rd in the inter Counties. Philip Marron and Peter Kilgannon also ran well, Philip finished 47th, again a very good performance as Philip suffered a fall during the race but got back up and battled on to take the 6th spot on the Meath team. Peter finished 58th and was 7th on the Meath team, a good run and this will stand to him for his preferred distance of 800m for the up and coming track season.

Apologies for late filing of this report due to the late posting of results by Athletics Ireland and the Christmas rush.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

AGM Mon17th Dec 2012 8pm at the Ratoath GAA Club

The committee has decided to hold our AGM next Monday Dec  17 at 8pm in Ratoath GAA Club to give time for any changes to be in place before the new registration in Jan. 
             1 Chairman's Welcome 
2.     Minutes of Agm 2011read
3.     Secretary's Report 
4.     Treasurers Report 
5.     Coaching Report copy 
                       6.     Election of Officers
1.     Chairman 
2.     Vice Chair 
3.     Secretary
4.     Treasurer
5.     Assistant Treasurer
6.     Registrars 
7.     Competition Secretary 
8.     Children's Officers
9.     Coaches and Committee
                            10.   Delegates to County Board
7. AOB 
a) Proposed Changes to Fees:
1 child €40 no change (nc);
2 children €70 nc;
3 children €90 nc; each additional child €20 new,
1 adult €60 nc,
adult couple €100 new,
family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) €150 each additional child €20,
family 1 adult and 3 children €140 with each additional child €20. 
Coach or associate member €25 new
Sub remain the same €2/week per person max of €5/week for family. 
Additional cost for circuit training session but we will endeavour to keep costs to our members to a minimum. 
b)Extra training time of 5:30-6:30 for U9's born 2005
c) max 3 years term for primary officials
d) other suggestions from the floor of via email

Thank you for all your support during the year. Looking forward to seeing you at the
AGM. Registration for next year should be on Mon 7th Jan from 6:30-8:30pm.
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ratoath AC Awards Night

Ratoath AC held its inaugural awards night last Saturday at Ratoath GAA Club House. The little Athletics group were awarded with their Athletics Ireland Certificates for their skills test that they completed in November.  There were also awards for our juvenile athletes for the Meath Inter Club League competition and awards for most improved athlete and athlete of the year. Congratulations to the following athletes who were presented with awards on the night:
Girls- Top 10 Inter Club League points Scorers
Emma Coroner
Aimee Doherty
Ciara Coffey
Aoife Rutherford
Shauna Coffey
Ivie Okome
Lara Power
Orla Hayes
Aoife Foster
Molly Keane

Boys- Top 10 Inter Club League Points Scorers
Tom Kilgannon
Fionn Drummond
Marcus Zaidan
Ciaran McCarty
Peter Kilgannon
Krisada Cooke
Abraham Zaidan
Kevin Dat Conway
Kyle Witter
Philip Marron

Most Improved Athlete- Girls: Karen Hayes
Most Improved Athlete- Boys: Alex Hunter
Athlete of the Year- Girls: Aine O’ Connor
Athlete of the Year- Boys: Eamon Wallace.
Thanks to all who helped out on the night and to Ratoath GAA for providing the venue, everyone had a great time and the music and dancing by Matthew from the Raw Edge Crew was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thanks to all parents and athletes who turned up on the night and we hope to build on this for next year.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Little Athletics Notice....

 Tonight 11th December last training night for little athletics group who train 6.15pm-7.00pm.
 Little athletics group (age 7) who train 7.00-7.45pm are invited to train on the track next Tuesday 18th December at 5.30pm - 6.30pm to give them a feel for the new training time and type of training before they register in January for next year.
Their first friendly competition will be the last weekend in January. It is an interclub friendly competition to be held in Dunboyne. Events proposed at present are the 60mtr and 300mtr running events, long jump and turbo javelin. We will practise all of these events over the few weeks prior to the competition. (Competition to be confirmed!)
Registration for 2013 will be held 6.30-8.30pm Tuesday 8th in the GAA clubhouse. Fees will be listed on the Ratoath athletic club website after the AGM which is to be held Monday 17th December at GAA All are very welcome and we welcome any comments/suggestions.
Club jumpers, rain jackets, hats etc will be available at Registration to try for size and/or to order. Orders taken only with money up front but still try on for size for order at later date.
Training resumes Tuesday 15th January 2013 as follows;
2013 Training Times Age 5 & 6 in 2013 (Born 2007 & 2008) 6.15pm-7.00pm - Ratoath College Hall
Age 7 in 2013 (Born 2006) 7.00pm-7.45pm - Ratoath College Hall
Age 8 in 2013 (Born 2005) 5.30pm - 6.30pm - Track
Track athletes: please ensure all athletes wear appropriate clothing and running shoes (no football boots or studded boots allowed on track). Dress warmly and light rain jackets. Label all clothes that can be returned if they leave them behind. Please check container for clothes left behind. Hats and gloves recommended.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Kids Christmas Party / Awards Presentation

Saturday 8th December
In GAA Hall
Cost €2 per person (small token towards cost)

Little Athletics (age 5 -7)
4pm till 6pm

Music and Dancing with
Matthew from Raw Edge Dance Crew

Certificates to be awarded to all athletes

All children must be collected inside by an adult please


Juveniles & Senior Athletes (age 8+
6.30 till 8.00pm

6.30pm – 7.30pm Music and Dancing with
Matthew from Raw Edge Dance Crew

7.30pm – 8.00pm Awards Ceremony
Awards to be given to ….

Girls: Top 10 point scorers in Meath Inter County League
Boys: Top 10 point scorers in Meath Inter County League
Girls: Most improved athlete of the year
Boys: Most improved athlete of the year
Girls: Athlete of year
Boys: Athlete of year
Presentation of Na Fianna Cup won by Boys U9 for best boys u9 club team in Meath


Please check this website regularly for information on training, Christmas and end of year awards presentation, club meetings, AGM coming soon (date to be fixed), upcoming fixtures etc.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

GOAL Mile in Fairyhouse again this Christmas day

For all Fit4Life-ers and family/friends:
The annual GOAL mile is being held again in Fairyhouse Racecourse this year. It starts at 10am on Christmas Day, but you can show up at any time and do your mile run/walk/jog. Last runners/walkers to be finished by 11am.

More details available here