Monday, January 30, 2017

Leinster Indoor Individual Entries, Day 1,2 & 3

The following athletes have been entered for the Leinster indoors, Day 1 and 2 at Athlone IT,
Day 3, National Indoor Arena Abbottstown.

Caoimhe Fitzsimons U12 600m, 60m Hurdles, Long Jump
Niamh Murphy U12 60m, 60m Hurdles, Long Jump
Lauren Fewer U12 600m, 60m, Long Jump
Kate Raftery U12 600m, 60m
Corina Wade U12 60m Hurdles, Long Jump
Sarah Forde U12 600m, 60m Hurdles, Long Jump
Eline Lund U12 600m, Long Jump, Shot Putt
Cara O' Sullivan U12 600m, High Jump, Long Jump
Caroline Byne U12 60m, 60m Hurdles, Long Jump

Hannah Keogh U13 600m
Lily Nannery U13 600m, Long Jump, Shot Putt
Amy Forde U13 600m, Shot Putt, Long Jump
Niamh Murray U13 High Jump, Shot Putt
Eoin Kane U13 600m, 60m
Sam Carey U13 600m, 60m, Long Jump
Sophie Quinn U13 60m, 600m
Aobh Forde U13 60m
Laura Kelly U13 600m, High Jump
Aisling Stratford U13 600m, Long Jump 
Stephen Walsh U13 600m

Laura Smith U14 800m
Aimee Doherty U14 800m
Fionn Drummond U14 800m, Shot Putt, High Jump
Eabha Toole U14 800m
Amelia Campbell U14 800m
Rachel Conway U14 60m
Elizabeth Buckley U14 60m
Kyle Witter U14 800m

Marcus Clarke U15 800m
Matthew Hayes U15 800m
Tom Kilgannon U15 800m
Jed Walsh U15 60m
Ciaran Rogers U15 60m
Lili O' Connor U15 60m, 60m Hurdles
Emma O' Connell U15 60m

Kevin Conway U16 60m, 200m
Rafa McCaffery U16 60m, 200m, Long Jump
Matthew Buckley U16 60m, 200m

Karen Hayes U17 800m
Zara Kane U17 High Jump

Naoise McKenna U19 800m
Brian Kiernan U19 400m

Raheny 5 Mile

Ratoath a/c had three athletes competing in the Raheny 5 mile road race on Sunday last. Noelle Capewell was an excellent 12th in the F40 category  in 33 mins 35 sec.while Anthony Rice (37.13) and Aidan Barker (37.13) also impressed over a tough course in wet conditions. Great to see such strong performances from our adult section.

Friday, January 27, 2017

North Leinster Schools XC

The ALSAA sports complex hosted the North Leinster schools cross country championships today

Aimee Doherty stamped her authority on the minor girls race right from the gun and ran out a convincing winner by  over 50m. It was great to see her back to her brilliant best. Next up was Tom Kilgannon and Fionn Drummond in the minor boys. Both lads put in fine runs with Tom finishing 5th and Fionn 19th in a high class field

Marcus Clarke showed he is returning to full fitness after a recent injury when finishing just outside of the individual medals in 5th while Matthew Hayes was 18th. Rafael McCaffrey, KevinDat Conway and Matthew Buckley all gave it everything and battled all the way to the finishing line in the intermediate Boys.

Aine O Connor was our lone competitor in the senior girls and after her trademark aggressive start, she finished just outside the medals in 7th. Philip Marron , who had been under the weather with a heavy cold  all week ran a cagey race to secure 5th in the senior boys and ensure qualification for the Leinster school championships next month. Also qualifying for this race was Ciaran Quinn who nailed down the final qualification spot with a tremendous effort over the final circuit

Well done to everyone

Thursday, January 26, 2017

West Leinster Schools Cross Country

The West Leinster schools cross country championships were held today (26 January) in the Phoenix Park. Conditions were dry but there was a bitterly cold wind blowing making it challenging for both spectators and athletes.

 Alex Hunter finished a very creditable third in the senior boys event. After a slow first lap, Alex  moved to the front and it was not long before Alex, Brian Fay and Daire Finn pulled clear of the remainder of the field. However, with 800m remaining, Brian Fay kicked clear to win by 20m  from Daire Finn and Alex a further 20m back in third.

Ella Healy was another athlete to catch the eye when finishing an excellent 4th in the minor girls. She has re-discovered her old form and is now running better then ever. Oisin Kelly is as tough a competitor as you will find anywhere and he again demonstrated this with another top performance in the junior boys. The school age categories don't suit Oisin but he was right up there from the gun and 23rd represents a fine run when giving away a year to most of his competitors

U9- U12 Inter club league this Sunday the 29th of January

U9- U12 Inter club league  

Best of luck to the younger athletes in Ratoath AC who will be taking part in the annual U9-U12 inter club league between Tara AC, Dunboyne AC, Dunshaughlin AC and ourselves in Tara AC this Sunday events take place from 12noon till 2pm approx. 

We encourage all U9 to U12's to take part in this fun event, each athlete will score points for their club so every athlete is contributing, its a great way to get out and try all the events in a relaxed environment. 

Events for under 9, under 10, under 11 and under 12 are 60m sprint, long jump and turbo javelin, there will also be a longer run around the track Under 9 athletes will run a 300m race, under 10, 500m and under 11's and under 12's  run 600m.
we are looking forward to seeing you all there on Sunday.

Meet under the Ratoath AC Flag in Tara AC @11:30am for  warm up.

Directions to Tara AC track are as follows:
From Dunshaughlin:
Take the Navan Road (R147) and travel for 8Km as far as Ross Cross. Take a right turn signposted Skryne/Rathfeigh. The track is on the left hand side of the road after 200M, just beside Tara Post Office.

There is a Meath County Council Car Park adjacent to the track for 30 cars and the surplus should park on the road/footpath just beyond the track. There is no parking at the clubhouse.

Thanks to Tara AC for hosting this event.

Contact if you have 
any questions

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Cushinstown Athletic Clubs indoor open sports day 22nd Jan

Cushinstown Athletic Clubs indoor open sports day takes place tomorrow see flyer for event details. All Ratoath ac athletes are welcome to take part, Siobhéal will be there if you need any guidance.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Leinster Indoor Championship Entries

Entries for the Leinster Indoor Individual Championships are now open. The Championships will take place in Athlone on the 11th and 12th of February. Event age groups are for u12 to u19 only, Athletes are not allowed to move up an age.
Athletes are allowed to compete in a maximum of 3 individual events, entry fee €3.5 per event. Please see link below for event details and timetable.
Athletes intending to enter please write your name and event details on an envelope with the entry fee enclosed and bring to training on our before Thursday the26th of January. ***Entries will not be accepted without this.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 Registration Night

2017 Ratoath Athletic Club Open registration night takes place in the Ratoath Gaa Club house next Tuesday the 10th of January from 7pm -8:30pm.

New members of all levels are more than welcome to join the club, on the night we will have coaches on hand to answer any questions you have about training.
All current members must renew their membership on this date, after the 10th of January only those registered with the club for 2017 can partake in training sessions as they must be fully registered and insured to train.

Please find the 2017 registration form in the documents section of this website. If you have any queries, please contact Sinéad at