Monday, April 25, 2016

Clodagh excels in London

Clodagh Fitzpatrick was the club's sole representative in yesterdays London marathon where she posted an excellent 3 hours 35 mins for the distance. Her time was slightly down on her PB but Clodagh was delighted to have  successfully completed her third major city marathon and is already planning ahead for the next one.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Meath Athletics InterClub Track & Field League Wednesday 27th April - 7.00pm

All Ratoath AC members in age groups listed below are welcome and encouraged to take part in Day 2 of the Meath League this coming Wednesday. Details of event listed below.

Meath Athletics
Inter Club Track & Field League

Wednesday 27th April - 7.00pm

Program: Day 2

Boys & Girls

Long Jump   
Ball Throw    
Ball Throw
High Jump
Long Jump

            Junior, Senior & Masters 1,500m:-    8.30pm     
1,500m & Discus

1. Juveniles can only compete in their age group.

2. Max. 2 events per athlete.

3. Club’s best 20 scores to count from each leg.

4. First 3 Clubs to medal in Section A, next 3 to medal in Section B, and so on in Sections C, D, E etc. until all Clubs classified.

5. Maximum two attempts at each height in high jump.

6. Club entry fee to League - €20.00

7. Junior, Senior & Masters Field events take place at end of night

Further League Dates: May 25th, June 15th

Places on Meath AAI T&F League Team will be based on performances in Meath Championships & Inter Club League

For More Information Contact:
Brendan Meade 01-8412107/087 2533113 email:


Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Forget about Nike, Addias, Brooks etc.., a new brand of Athletic Socks are now on the market and are coming to a store near you. The Gerry Finnegan GO FASTER SUPER SOCKS are said to improve performance by up to 10% after undergoing extensive trials in recent months. A number of well know local elite athletes have been seen wearing the socks on training runs recently and there are rumours that the socks are going to make their first competitive appearance at the London Marathon this weekend.  
All may not be what it seems though, WADA are set to investigate the Performance Enhancing Socks after a number of complaints were received from anonymous sources. Gerry has denied the use of any banned material in the manufacture of the socks and is said to be looking forward to a bumper year on the road and track. 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Duncan Double

Conor Duncan had another great win today at the outdoor varsity championships in Morton stadium. Conditions were extremely cold and blustery and despite the sunshine we even had some hailstone showers.  Conor was not to be deterred and completed the varsity 800m double by adding the outdoor championships to the indoor title he won earlier in the year. After a slow and tactical first circuit covered in 63/64, Conor started to wind it up and headed for home covering the final lap in a swift 56 second to win in 2 min 0,9 sec,  Great stuff Conor.

Deirdre Healy was 7th in the womens 3k in 10 min 55 sec, and while not perhaps at her very best, it was great to see Deirdre back in competition. It will not be long before  she bounces back even better than ever.

The best has yet to come for these two dedicated athletes

Cushinstown AC's annual outdoor track and field competition this Sunday 17th April

Cushinstown AC are hosting their annual outdoor track and field competition this Sunday 17th April
All welcome

This is a good opportunity to get some competition practise – plenty of field events and sprints. No middle distance.

There will not be any Ratoath AC club coaches at this but all athletes welcome to attend. 

 Please support this event if possible 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ratoath/Rathbeggan Community Games

"Ratoath/Rathbeggan Community Games Swimming Gala, Sunday, 24th April, 5 - 6pm, Coolmine Swimming Pool, D.15 (near Powercity). Registration from 4.30pm. Competition for aged Under 8 to Under 16 years. 3 euros entry. 

Ratoath/Rathbeggan Community Games Athletics, Track & Field events. Tuesday, 10th May at Ratoath AC Track, Jamestown, Ratoath. First race at 6pm. Registration from 5.30pm. Events for age group Under 4 to Under 16 years. 2 euros entry fee. Any queries, 086 8466495."

Friday, April 8, 2016

Ratoath Ladies Shine in Dunboyne 4 mile

Ratoath ladies put in a string of fine performances in the Dunboyne 4 miles on 3 April last. Linda White and Mary Keily ran side by side throughout the race with Linda just getting the nod in 34 min 44 sec to Mary's 34.45. Lianne Bailey followed closely behind in 35.55 with Emma Boshell and Ann Marie next in 38.11 and 42,33 respectively. However, all of the aforementioned need to be on their toes as Claire Witter has been seen on the comeback trail around the roads of Ratoath pounding out the miles in the early hours of the morning.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

European Masters Athletics Indoor Championships

Congratulations to Ratoath AC's coach and athlete Siobheal Murray who had a fantastic jump and a PB of 1.48 to gain her joint 4th place in the High Jump at the XI European Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in Ancona, Italy.