Saturday, October 29, 2016

Good luck in the Marathon

One more sleep till Marathon day and now all the training is finished for the 11 Ratoath AC athletes who will be taking part in the Dublin City Marathon tomorrow
Best of luck to Mary Keily, Richie Smith, Hugh Kelly, Michelle Doyle, Keith Heffernan, Jen Sweeney, Sharon Dolan, Henry Fleming, Bram Jansen, Colm McDaid and Earle Doyle, we will be watching out for the Ratoath AC singlets passing the finish line, enjoy....

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Leinster Cross Country Championships-This Saturday

Please find under entries for this Saturdays Leinster Cross Country Championships at New Forest Golf Club, Tyrrellspass, Co. Westmeath. The Championship starts at 12 noon with the u12 girls race.
The very best of luck to  all our athletes taking part.

Allow 65mins for your journey, can all u12 & 14 athletes be on the course for 11am.

Course Map: 
Course map available for download here

U12 Girls
U12 Boys
Sophie Quinn
Eoin Kane
Laura Kelly
Josh Grogan
Hannah Keogh
Stephen Walsh
Lily Nannery

Amy Forde

Aisling Stratford

U14 Girls
U14 Boys
Aimee Doherty
Marcus Clarke
Amelia Campbell
Matthew Hayes
Eabha Toole
Oisin Kelly
Laura Smith
Kyle Witter
Emily Heather
Fionn Drummond
Ciara Walsh
Tom Kilgannon

Ciaran Rogers

Killian Stratford

Stephen Kiernan
U16 Boys
Adam Quinn.                            

U16 Girls
Karen Hayes

U18 Boys

U18 Girls
Ciaran Quinn
Aine O' Connor
Alex Hunter
Aoife Reynolds
Ben Mahon
Niamh Gannon
Naoise McKenna

No Little Athletics school hall training tonight 25th of October,

Dear Little Athletics Parents,

There will be no Little Athletics training tonight Tuesday 25th of October, as the secondary school is not available to us. As the Halloween mid-term break begins this Friday 28th of October, there will not be any training on Tuesday 1st of November. Little Athletics training will resume on Tuesday 8th of November.


Little Athletics Team    

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fencing erected around Ratoath Track

Eoin Clayton, with the assistance of two elderly club members (pictured) are currently erecting (Sat 15 Oct) fencing around our track to enhance health and safety conditions especially when athletics and rugby training times coincide. The lads are putting in a heavy shift and will be there for most of the day so if anyone wants to drop down with a flask of hot complan, multi vitamin tablets or some sandwiches it would be greatly appreciated

Sincere thanks to Eoin Clayton, Peter Doherty, Hugh Kelly and Ciaran Buckley for all their hard work on a wet and miserable Saturday morning.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Meath Cross Country Championships

The Meath even and un-even age Cross Championships took place over the past two weekends with Day 1 hosted by St. Andrew’s Ac Ashbourne and Day 2 by Fr. Murphy’s Ac Athboy. 
We had some terrific individual and team results on both days with all teams entered coming away with medals. On Day 1 the u10 boys took team gold for the second year running with a great run from James Kelly taking individual gold, good performances also from Harry Bogan, Gavin Witter, Liam Walsh and Conor Walsh. The u10 girls put in a great performance also finishing second in the team event with an individual bronze for Saoirse Corrigan. Sophie Quinn had a good win in the u12 girls 1500m and led her team to gold with a great score of 19 points, great performances also from Laura Kelly 4th, Hannah Keogh 6th, Lilly Nannery 8th, Amy Forde 9th and Aisling Stratford 12th, all 6 girls finishing in the top 12. Unfortunately we could not field a team of 4 in the u12 boy’s event but Eoin Kane made up for that by winning his first Meath Cross Country title with an impressive run from gun to tape. 
Our u14 girls put in a fine performance seeing that our entire team were all moving up an age, Aimee Doherty finishing second with the girls also taking silver in the team event. Our u14 boys put in the team performance of the day taking team gold with Marcus Clarke, Matthew Hayes and Oisin Kelly securing the 1,2,3 on the podium followed home by Kyle Witter 6th Fionn Drummond 7th and Ciaran Rogers, Killian Stratford, Stephen Kiernan 12th,13th & 14th
Our u16 girl’s team of Karen Hayes, Aoife Kelly & Niamh Boshell were in the medals also finishing 3rd over the 3.5k distance. Aine O’ Connor finished 2nd in the u18 girls race and was followed in by Aoife Reynolds and Niamh Gannon to take 3rd in the team event. Adam Quinn, Fergal Kilgannon and Harrys Haskins finished 3rd in the boys u16 team event.
Ciaran Quinn was our sole competitor in the u18 boy’s event after a few late withdrawals due to injury, Ciaran put in a fine performance over the 6k distance finishing 3rd.

Our youngest club competitors kicked off the action on Day 2 with the u9 girls and boys securing their first cross country medals with bronze and silver in the team events. Our u11 girls put in another great team performance with great individual runs from Sarah Forde 2nd, Cara O’ Sullivan 3rd, Caoimhe Fitzsimons 4th followed closely by Niamh Murphy, Ciara Coroner, Kate Raftery, Lauren Fewer Jane Dolan, Corina Wade and Sadhbh Kelly to take our first team gold of the day. Our u13 girls followed that performance taking another team gold with great individual performances from Aimee Doherty 1st, Amelia Campbell 2nd and Laura Smith 5th. Great credit to Eabha Toole who fell at the start of the race, Eabha showed great determination to pick herself up making up big ground to finish 12th which proved vital with the team only winning by one point. Good running also from Emily Heather, Ciara Walsh and Grace Conway. Our u13 boys just missed out on gold by a single point in the team competition with great running from Kyle Witter taking individual bronze, Fionn Drummond 5th, Eoin Kane 6th and Stephen Walsh 14th. Marcus Clarke, Matthew Hayes, Oisin Kelly and Adam Quinn put in a good performance in a very competitive field finishing 3rd in the team event. Last but not least our elder statesmen Philip Marron, Ciaran Crowther and Peter Kilgannon finished off the day in great style with a terrific individual gold for Philip and team gold for the lads in the junior men’s race, this will be a team to watch at Leinster and National level.
Well done to all athletes who competed over both weekends and best of luck to all who have qualified for Leinster.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Meath UnEven Age, Junior & Masters Cross Country Championships 9th of Oct

Best of Luck to all our uneven age athletes taking part in the Meath Cross Country Championships this Sunday in Fr.Murphy's AC, Fraine, Athboy. Co.Meath @ 12pm 

A convoy will leave from the athletic track on Sunday morning at 10:20am Sharp the journey will take approx. 40mins, we will need to have time to park, walk the track and do our warm up. Please have a look at the google map before you leave. If you want to drive on ahead yourself that is no problem, please do ensure you leave plenty of time and meet under the Ratoath AC flag.

Sat Nav co ord 53.595108,-6.937409

€5 adult entry fee, children are free.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Little Athletics Indoors from now on

Little Athletics will be indoors in the secondary school gym from this Tuesday on.
Please note little athletics is full.  No drop in's, all enquires to