Friday, December 23, 2016

Ratoath Athletic Club Leinster Relay Club of the year

Congratulations to everybody in Ratoath Athletic Club on winning the Leinster Relay Club of the year Award!!
This is a fantastic achievement and well deserved. Well done to all our athletes, Coaches and parents.

The Leinster Star Awards will be presented in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow on Saturday the 21st of January 2017 at 7.30pm.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

National Uneven Age Juvenile XC - Dundalk IT

Dundalk IT hosted the national uneven juvenile cross country championships on 11 December. We were again blessed with relatively good weather on the day which made for some fantastic racing.

Our under 11 girls squad of Cara O Sullivan, Sarah Forde, Kate Rafferty, Ciara Coroner Lauren Fewer and Niamh Murphy gave it everything in s super competitive field and will have all gained invaluable experience for the future. Amelia Campbell is probably the most improved female athlete in the club this year and she once again delivered with a fabulous 9th place in the girls u 13. Aimee Doherty, Laura Smith, Laura Kelly, Eabha Toole and Emily Heather all packed well to take a wonderful silver in the club team category - brilliant for all concerned (athletes, parents, coaches).

Matthew Hayes and Marcus Clarke found things tough in the boys u 15 but like our u 13 squad of Eoin Kane, Fionn Drummond and Kyle Witter, they battled hard right to the end and all have bright athletic futures ahead of them. Philip Marron has been ultra consistent this XC season and his 10th place in the u 19 boys represented another excellent run with Alex Hunter in close attendance (17th) and Ciaran Crowther having his best race of the season in 35th. The 3 Ratoath lads were the cornerstone of a battling Meath team performance and placed second behind a strong Dublin team.

Friday, December 9, 2016

National Cross Country Championship Sunday the 11th of December

Best of Luck to the 24 Ratoath AC athletes listed below who have qualified to compete for club and county this Sunday in the National Uneven Ages Cross Country Competition in Dundalk IT. This is a fantastic achievement for our club to have such a large group of athletes competing at the highest level in the country, well done to them and well done to their coaches U11- Hugh Kelly U13 +U15 Peter Doherty U19 Gerry Finnegan for all their time and effort put in to their athletes.

 U11 Girls
Sarah Forde, Cara O Sullivan, Kate Rafferty, Ciara Coroner, Lauren Fewer, Niamh Murphy

U13 Girls
Aimee Doherty, Amelia Campbell, Laura Smith, Laura Kelly, Eabha Toole, Emily Heather 

U13 Boys 
Fionn Drummond, Kyle Witter, Eoin Kane

U15 Boys
Matthew Hayes , Marcus Clarke

U19 Girls
Áine O’Connor, Niamh Gannon

U19 Boys
Philip Marron , Alex Hunter, Ciaran Crowther, Peter Kilgannon, Ciaran Quinn