Tuesday, March 22, 2016

MSB St Patrick's Day 5 k

Ciaran Crowther was our sole representative in the MSB 5k on St Patrick's day. Ciaran finished 7th junior in 17 min 09 sec and set a new PB in the process. Excellent running, especially from an athlete that is just "ticking over" as he puts the finishing touches to his studies in preparation for the Leaving certificate later on in the year. A sub 17 min 5k cannot be far off the horizon.

Monday, March 21, 2016

National Masters Indoor Championships

Once again Siobheal Murray dominated the women's masters high jump with a 1.45m leading performance. Like good wine, she gets better year on year. Peter  Doherty always manages to produce his best for the nationals despite not having the best of preparations as he focuses more on coaching these days. Peter took two silvers in the 60m and 200m with times of 7.72 sec and 25.03 sec, respectively. John Wallace was another to medal. He won bronze  with a throw of 5.56m in the weight for distance. Hugh Kelly was just out of the medals in his age category but his 200m time of 25.33 sec was a new indoor PB. The clash between Hugh and Peter in the forthcoming club outdoor championships will be one to watch out for. No pressure lads.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Reminder Meath League Day 1 (b) this Wednesday

 The second event of the Meath League takes place this Wednesday evening Indoors in Cushinstown AC’S indoor sports centre at 7:15pm sharp, just off N2 north of Ashbourne at Kilmoon Cross. 

Below is the programme of events. Please arrive early for warm up and sign in.

***Note this Wednesday  is only for children born in the years listed below.

Further League Dates for all members are : Day 2-April 27th, Day 3-May 25th, Day 4 June 15th (keep these date in you calendar).

Friday, March 18, 2016

National Indoor Relays

Best of Luck to our four teams competing at the National Relays in Athlone tomorrow

U12 Girls 4 x 100m Team: Laura Kelly, Sophie Quinn, Aobh Forde, Caoimhe Fitzsimons
U14 Girls 4 x 200m Team:Lili O' Connor, Emma O' Connell, Ella Healy, Aoife Rutherford,Aimee Doherty
U15 Boys Team: Matthew Buckley, Kevin Conway, Rafa McCaffery, Oisin Kelly, Tom Kilgannon
U16 Girls Team: Ivie Okome, Aine Cooney, Maria Rogers, Emma Coroner.

The u15 boys will be on first in the morning session with the u12,14,&16 girls on in the afternoon. Updates from Athlone will be on Twitter

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Successful Weekend at National Indoor Championships

We had 10 athletes competing at the National Indoor Championships in Athlone last weekend, On Saturday Laura Kelly put in a great performance in the u12 girls high jump and finished just outside the medals in 4th place. Matthew Buckley and Rafa McCaffery competed in the u15 boys 60m, Rafa just missed out on making the final and Matthew put in another good perfromance running a new pb of 7.39s to take silver in the final. 
Brian Kiernan and Peter Kilgannon both made the finals of the boys u18 and 19 400m, Brian finishing 4th in the final and Peter 6th.
On Sunday Sophie Quinn and Aimee Doherty competed in the girls u12 and 13 600m, Sophie put in a great run  in the girls u12 600m, after taking a heavy fall in her heat she bounced back to win her heat and put in another great run in the final to take gold in a  championship best performance of 1:45.38. Aimee Doherty had to battle all the way in a packed field in the u13 girls final finishing 3rd and taking bronze in a tight finish.
Lili O’ Connor who is just back from injury put in another great performance in the u14 girls 60m hurdles final finishing 3rd in another tight finish.
Rafa McCaffery was back again on Sunday, this time in the long jump and while not at his best he still managed to finished 5th in the boys final. Niamh Murray put in another good display in the shot putt finishing 7th in the u12 girls event.
Well done to all athletes competing and best of luck to our athletes competing on Saturday at the National Indoor Relays.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Best of luck to all our athletes taking part in this weekend All Ireland indoor championships and also to our adults who are taking part in the Bohermeen AC 10k and ½ Marathon. 
Best of luck to the following Ratoath AC athletes and their coaches who will be taking part in this weekends GloHealth All Ireland Juvenile Indoor championship, It’s a fantastic achievement to get this far.
Laura Kelly- U12 High Jump Saturday
Peter Kilgannon & Brian Keirnan - 400m Saturday
Matthew Buckley & Rafa McCaffrey -60m Saturday
Aishling Stratford, Sophie Quinn & Aimee Doherty- 600m SundayMatthew Buckley & Rafa McCaffrey Long Jump SundayNiamh Murray-U12 Shot Putt Sunday
Keep an eye on RAC’s our twitter feed for track side action.

Sundays events will be streamed live on AAI web site.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Leinster Junior & Master indoors

Ratoath a/c had 4 athletes competing on day 4 of the Leinster indoors (junior and master categories)

Siobheal Murray jumped 1.45m to take the masters high jump crown and only missed out on a new pb by the proverbial whisker. Hugh Kelly also caught the eye with some impressive sprinting in the masters 35 category when winning the 200m and taking bronze in the 400m. John Wallace went home weighed down with medals as he won gold silver and bronze in the triple jump, long jump and shot putt, respectively  Philip Marron finished off a great weekend for the club with a gun to tape winning performance in the junior men 1500m,  His time of 4 min 9.68 is a new club and Leinster junior record

Gold for Aimee in Glasgow

Aimee Doherty had a great win at the Scottish National Indoor Championships which took place at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow over the weekend. Aimee competing in the u13 girls 1500m took gold in a very tight finish with Edinburgh athlete Katie Johnson with just one hundredth of a second separating the girls. Aimee broke the existing championship record with a time of 4min 58.59s breaking the old championship record by over 12s. The Scottish all time indoor and outdoor record of 5min and 3 seconds was also broken, a record that had stood for 38 years that was set by Carol Candlish on the 17th of March  1978 with a time of 5:03.5s
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Leinster Indoor Championship- Day3

Ratoath AC had 25 athletes competing at day 3 of the Leinster indoors on Saturday in Athlone and came away with 9 medals in both track and field events. Rafa Mcaffery and Matthew Buckley won gold and bronze in the u15 boy’s long jump and swapped places on the podium for the u15 boys 60m with Matthew winning gold and Rafa bronze. 
Laura Kelly finished 2nd in the u12 girl’s high jump, Sophie Quinn 3rd and Niamh Murray took bronze in the u12 girls shot putt. Brian Kiernan and Peter Kilgannon medalled in the 400m with Brian finishing 3rd in the u18 boys 400m and Peter 2nd in the u19 400m.

Great running also from our sprinters, Aobh Forde finished 8th in the u12 girls 60m final, Eno Okome made her first 60m Leinster semi in the u13 girls 60m, Aoife Rutherford finished 6th in the u14 girls final with a great time of 8.4s, Emma O’ Connell made the semi with a big pb of 8.6s.
 Emma Coroner was unlucky to finish 4th in the u15 60m final and 4th in the long jump.
Aine Cooney and Ivie Okome finished 4th and 5th in the u16 girls final both running new pb’s.  Aine breaking the Senior women’s club record for 60m running 8.17s.

Great performances also form Lily Nannery, Amy Forde, Sophie Greene, Eoin Kane, Elizabeth Buckley, Blessing Duruanyawn, Maria Rogers, Daragh Casey, Kevin Conway and Zara Kane.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Good Luck Ratoath AC

Best of luck to our 25 Athletes representing Ratoath AC on Day 3 of the Leinster Indoor Championships in Athlone this weekend and best of luck to Philip Marron, SiobhÊal Murray, Hugh Kelly and John Wallace who will be taking part in the Leinster Indoor Juniors and Masters championships on Sunday also in Athlone.

Keep an eye on our twitter feed for track side updates ‪@RatoathAC