Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Training Timetable for 2016

Training for the main club is now finished until after Christmas, training will recommence on Monday January 11th. The u11-19 competition group will still train over the Christmas period, please contact your Coach for details.

The training time table for 2016 is as follows:

U11 (Born 2006)  6:15 -7:15pm  Hugh Kelly, Keith Heffernan
Adults 7:15 – 8:15pm   Mary Kiely
Fit for life 7:30pm-8:30pm  Richie Smith
U12 (Born 2005) 5:30-6:30pm,  Siobhéal Murray, Joanne Kelly, Deirdre Walsh
U13-14 Endurance & Sprint Competition Group 6:30-7:30pm  Peter Doherty, Ciaran Buckley
U13-16 Fit 4 Group 6:30-7:30pm  Phil Bateson, Orla Rogers
U15-Junior, Competition Endurance Group 7:30-8:30pm  Gerry Finnegan, Noel Crowther
Little Athletics : Ratoath College Hall
U6-7  Born 2010 , 2011 6:15-7pm   John Mc Kenna
U8  Born 2009 7-7:45pm   Aengus Ó Curraidhín
U9 (Born 2008) 6:00 -7:00pm  Sinéad McGoldrick, Teresa Doyle
Adults 7:30 – 8:30pm  (non coached session)
Fit for life 7:30 – 8:30pm  (non coached session)
U10 Born 2007 6:30-7:30pm  Peter Doherty, John Coroner, Lorraine Doherty
U11-12 Endurance Group 6:30-7:30pm  Hugh Kelly, Siobhéal Murray
U13-14 Sprint and Endurance Competition Group 7:30-8:30pm  Peter Doherty, Sinéad McGoldrick, Ciaran Buckley,
U15-Junior/Senior Competition Endurance Group 7:30-8:30pm  Gerry Finnegan, Noel Crowther
Adults  9:30-10.30am  Jackie Doyle, Joy Tyrell,
High Jump Training U11-15 5.00-6.00pm  Siobhéal Murray, Des Gough – Cushinstown AC
Sprint Competition Group 7.30-8.30pm  Ciaran Buckley, Peter Doherty – Le Cheile AC
Junior Endurance and Sprint Group Gym Session 8am-9am Ashbourne, Gerry Finnegan, Peter Doherty
U14-19 Sprint Group Gym Session 9am-10am Ashbourne, Peter Doherty
U15-Junior, Competition Endurance Group 11am Gerry Finnegan, Neil Crowther
U9+ and all older age groups  
(each group coach will give out details)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Well Done Deirdre

Deirdre Healy became the first Ratoath A/C athlete to compete in the European Cross Country championships over the weekend (Sunday 13 December). The course in Hyeres, France was flat and fast but with some man-made jumps and sharp inclines included. Deirdre finished a very credible 67th in a top class field. She loved the whole experience of mixing it with Europe's elite and is more determined than ever to make the Irish team next year as she has one more year of eligibility in the junior ranks. Deirdre's proud parents Flor and Geraldine also traveled out to support her and all the other Irish team members take on Europe's best in what was a fantastic weekend of athletics.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Track Closed

We will be closing the track for the next 4-5 weeks, all sessions will take place on the road during this period. The track is in very poor condition due to the recent bad weather and we hope to re-open it again week commencing Monday January 18th.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Sophie Quinn Strikes Gold

Considering all the previous heavy rain, the underfoot conditions in Dungarvan were better than expected for the the national uneven age juvenile cross country championships last weekend (Sun 6th December).

The start of the u 11 girls was frantic but Sophie Quinn threw down the gauntlet from the gun. After leading all the way she had to withstand a late charge form the chasing bunch but nevertheless ran out a convincing winner. Both Sophie and Laura Kelly (36th) were scoring members of the Meath team that finished third county and they were well supported by Aisling Strarford (107th), Amy Forde (141st) and Lily Nannery (152nd). It was great to have a club team qualifying for a national championships and every one of these talented and tough young girls fought all the way to the finishing line.

The competition in the boys u 13 was equally tough. Tom Kilgannon (41st) and Oisin Kelly (76th) were scorers on the Meath team that was just out of the medals in 5th.  Both of these athletes will have gained from the experience and will form the cornerstone of a strong club team going forward. Well done also to Marcus Clarke (Navam a/c) who regularly trains with Tom and Oisin, and finished 29th.

It was also fantastic to see the club well represented by 2 athletes in the girls u 17 with Aine OConnor 41st and Niamh Gannon 84th. and both helped Meath to finish 7th county. Club teams in this age category are rarer than hens teeth so it would be great to find 2 more girls of this standard to make up a club team next season.

Thanks to all parents and coaches for making the long journey down to support the athletes.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

U9 Training Cancelled

We are cancelling the u9 training session again tonight due to the Weather

Monday, December 7, 2015

New Meath Athletics President 2016

Congratulations to Ratoath AC's Tommy Boshell on his appointment as the New Meath Athletics President for 2016.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

6:30 Training Session Cancelled

The 6:30 u9-11 training session is cancelled tonight due to bad weather and track condition.
The 7:30 U12-19 session will go ahead on the road, please bring trainers, hi viz vests will be available at the container.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Local Community Games AGM tonight

"Ratoath/Rathbeggan Community Games AGM tonight Tuesday, 1st December in Ratoath GAA Clubhouse at 8.30pm. New Volunteers always welcome. Any queries, contact 086 8466495