Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Leinster U14-19 Track and Field Championship Entries

Entries for the Leinster U14-19 Track & Field Championships are now open. The Championships will take place at Tullamore Harriers Stadium on Saturday June 17th Sunday June 18th 
Please click on link below for event details.

Athletes can compete in a maximum of 3 individual events, please see Athletics Leinster booklet for event details on link below. Fee per event €3.50

Please enclose your entry in an envelope with event details written on outside of envelope with event fees enclosed. Please give entry to your coach by Tuesday June 6th.   

Monday, May 29, 2017

Inter Club Track & Field League Wednesday 31st of May - 7.00pm Claremont Stadium, Navan

***Reminder*** the Meath Inter Club Track & Field League this Wednesday 31st of May - 7.00pm Claremont Stadium, Navan, All Ratoath AC members including adults encouraged to take part in the League.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Malahide Park Run 20th May

While our mens adult section seem to have fallen away in recent months, our ladies go from strength to strength under the guidance of Mary Kiely  and Fiona Casey. They were out in force again at the Malahide Park run last weekend  and even enjoyed a cuppa after some fine performances around the trails of the park. Lianne Bailey was first of our gang in 25 mins 31 sec and looks to be well on course to run a good half marathon later on in the year. Lianne was quickly followed by Melissa Dunne (26.35), Michelle Doyle (26.42) and Una Smith (29.10) who are all  clearly benefiting from their tough & consistent training regimes. Congrats to all on some fine running.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Leinster Track and Field Championship Entries, U9-11 Pairs and U12&13 Age Groups

Entries for the Leinster Pairs u9-11 and U12-13 Track & Field Championships are now open. The Championships will take place at Tullamore Harriers Stadium on Saturday June 10th. (U12 &13 Hurdles & U13 Long Jump & U13 Javelin Saturday June 17th, U12 Long Jump & U12 Turbo Javelin Sunday June 18th)  
Note: Coaches will select teams for the U9-11 Pairs competitions, if you are interested in taking part please inform your coach this week. Pairs compete in 2 events only, entry fee €4 per event, total per athlete €8. Please click on link below for event details.

U12 & 13 Athletes can compete in a maximum of 3 individual events, please see Athletics Leinster booklet for event details on link below. Fee per event €3.50

Please enclose your entry in an envelope with event details written on outside of envelope with event fees enclosed. Please give entry to your coach by Tuesday May 30th as entries close on Wednesday May 31st.   

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Entries for Meath u9-11 T & F Championships- 24/5/2017

The following athletes have been entered for the Meath u9-11 Track & Field Championships which take place this evening at Claremont Stadium, Navan. The event will commence at 7pm, please be there for 6:15pm for Warm Up and number pick up.


Aisling Shevlin U9 60m
Aisling Shevlin U9 Long Jump
Aoife Sherrett U9 60m
Aoife Sherrett U9 Turbo Javelin
Bronwyn  Whelan U9 60m
Bronwyn  Whelan U9 Long Jump
Emily Harley U9 60m
Emily Harley U9 Long Jump
Mia Dowling U9 60m
Mia Dowling U9 Long Jump
Olivia Ryan U9 60m
Olivia Ryan U9 Long Jump
Lily Holland U9 60m
Lily Holland U9 Long Jump
Aisling Clare U10 60m
Aisling Clare U10 Long Jump
Allana White U10 60m
Allana White U10 Long Jump
Amber Lane U10 60m
Amber Lane U10 500m
Ava Doran U10 60m
Ava Doran U10 Long Jump
Ava Skerrett U10 60m
Ava Skerrett U10 Long Jump
Caitlin Quigley U10 Turbo Javelin
Caitlin Quigley U10 Long Jump
Catherine Drummond U10 Lomg Jump
Catherine Drummond U10 Turbo Javelin
Claire Rogers U10 60m
Claire Rogers U10 Long Jump
Clíodhna Kelly U10 Turbo Javelin
Clíodhna Kelly U10 Long Jump
Ella McKenna U10 60m
Ella McKenna U10 Long Jump
Emily Ellison U10 Turbo Javelin
Emily Ellison U10 Long Jump
Kate Smith U10 500m
Kate Smith U10 Long Jump
Katelyn Orohoe U10 60m
Katelyn Orohoe U10 Long Jump
Louise Byrne U10 60m
Louise Byrne U10 Long Jump
Sadie Prior U10 60m
Sadie Prior U10 Long Jump
Orlaith Sheridan U10 60m
Orlaith Sheridan U10 Long Jump
Shenna Fitzpatrick U10 60m
Amelia Holland U11 60m
Amelia Holland U11 Long Jump
Katie Doherty U11 600m
Katie Doherty U11 60m
Mary Kate Prior U11 600m
Mary Kate Prior U11 Turbo Javelin
Saoirse Carrigan U11 60m
Saoirse Carrigan U11 Long Jump
Sophie Finn U11 60m
Sophie Finn U11 Long Jump
Einin Murphy U11 Turbo Javelin
Einin Murphy U11 Long Jump
Orla Skerrett U11 60m
Orla Skerrett U11 Turbo Javelin
Eve O' Connor U11 Long Jump
Eve O' Connor U11 60m
Emily Pullen U11 60m
Emily Pullen U11 Turbo Javelin


Adam Forde U9 60m
Adam Forde U9 500m
Darragh Roache U9 Turbo Javelin
Darragh Roache U9 Long Jump
Seán Lumley U9 60m 
Seán Lumley U9 Long Jump
Seán O' Sullivan U9 500m
Seán O' Sullivan   Long Jump
Conor Clarke  U10 500m
Conor Clarke  U10 Long Jump
Nathan Mooney U10 60m
Nathan Mooney U10 500m
Niall Dolan U10 500m
Niall Dolan U10 Long Jump
Fionn Heffernan U11 600m
Fionn Heffernan U11 Long Jump
Gavin Witter U11 60m
Gavin Witter U11 Turbo Javelin
Harry Bogan U11 600m
Harry Bogan U11 Long Jump
James Kelly U11 600m
James Kelly U11 Turbo Javelin

Monday, May 22, 2017

Great Day at Leinster Juvenile Relays

Big numbers attended the Leinster Juvenile Relays yesterday at Le-Cheile Ac, Leixlip which made for a highly entertaining event with fierce competition for medals in all age groups. We had 14 teams on the day that took to the track and we came away with an incredible 9 medals from u9s up to u17s.

In the morning session our u9 girls got their first taste of Leinster level competition and took the first medal of the day finishing 3rd, great running and passing from Oliva Ryan, Aisling Shevlin, Aoife Skerrett and Mia Ryan.
Our u11 girls were flying in the heats and were 3rd fastest in qualification for their final, unfortunately things didn’t go to plan in the final where they finished 5th, they will be back to fight another day, well done Saoirse Carrigan, Amber Lane, Amelia Holland and Katie Doherty. Our u11 boys after only qualifying as 5th fastest from their heat ran a stormer in the final taking 2nd, fantastic running from Gavin Witter, James Kelly, Harry Bogan and Fionn Heffernan.

Our u13 girls were out to defend their Leinster title and were unlucky not to come away with the gold again finishing 2nd in a very tight finish with KCH, the girls ran a great time of 55.2s and will certainly be in contention for medals at Nationals in July, well done Laura Kelly, Sophie Quinn, Aisling Stratford and Aobh Forde.

Our first Gold of the day came from the u15 boys, Our A team put in an impressive run clocking 51s to take their first Leinster title and with a bit more training they should go well at Nationals, well done Oisin McKenna, Jed Walsh, Oisin Kelly and Tom Kilganon. Our B team of Kyle Witter, Ciaran Rogers, Fionn Drummond and Marcus Clarke were unfortunate to drop the baton when in a great position to take another medal, the lads having to settle for 5th in the end.
Our u17 boys of Daragh Casey, Matthew Buckley, Fergal Kilgannon and Rafa McCaffry were our last team to take to the track in the morning session, and while not a full strength the lads still came away with bronze in a very competitive field.

The u10 girls kicked off the afternoon session and it was great to have 2 girl’s teams competing from our club, the future certainly looks bright for these girls with both teams qualifying from their heats for the final where they finished 4th and 8th, well done Lizzy Hartland, Ava Skerrett, Aisling Clare, Amber Lane, Catherine Drummond, Sheana Fitzpatrick, Claire Rogers and Kate Smith.

Our multi-talented u12 girls impressed again with our A team finishing 2nd in another tight finish, the girls ran an outdoor pb of 58.17s and will look to go even faster in July, our B team put in a good run just missing out on qualification for the final, well done Katie Doherty, Niamh Murphy, Caoimhe Fitzsimons, Cara O’Sullivan, Ciara Coroner, Sarah Forde, Kate Raftery, and Lauren Fewer.

The race of the day if not the decade came in the u14 girls event, our u14 girls teams who will never be written off again put in the performance of the day taking gold in a thrilling final. After only finishing 3rd in their heat and qualifying as 6th fastest for the final the girls had to contend with a ball being kicked on to the track in the final, fortunately the final was re-run as this incident caused a serious impediment to Aobh Forde on the final leg. The girls held their cool in the re-run, and their fitness certainly told with our girls running much faster in an exciting race that saw all 8 teams cross the line in a blanket finish,  1 hundred of a second eventually separating 1st and 2nd. Fantastic running, strength and character shown by Aimee Doherty, Sophie Quinn, Amelia Campbell and Aobh Forde.

Bets were being taken all day to see who would come out on top in the u16 boys final, with both our u16 teams being split evenly it was always going to be a close affair. After a very tight race our team of Kevin Conway, Matthew Buckley, Tom Kilgannon and Jed Walsh came away with the gold with our team of Oisin McKenna, Rafa McCaffery, Oisin Kelly and Ben Toole taking bronze. A great achievement from this talented bunch of lads coming away with 2 medals, the competition for places on the A national team will be mighty.

Well done to all teams who competed and thanks to Le-Cheile Ac who hosted a great event. Congratulations to all teams who have qualified for Nationals.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Alex Reaches Summit

Alex Hunter was first to the summit of Slieve Donard, Newcastle, co Down today in the Irish Mountain Running Association junior trails to select an Irish team for the European championship. They will be held in Sovenia later in the year.

In deteriorating weather conditions, Alex then decided to keep going and completed the downward section of the trial to finish third - a result that will probably also gain him selection for the World junior championships in Italy on 30th July

Well done Alex

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ratoath Teams for Leinster Relays -Le Cheile Ac 21/5/2017

The following teams have been entered for the Leinster Relay Championships which will take place at LeCheile Ac, Leixlip, (In the grounds of Leixlip Leisure Centre) on Sunday May 21st commencing with u9s at 11am. Can all un-even age teams (u9,11,13,15&17) please be at LeCheile for 9:45am.
Even age relays will commence at approximately 2pm, can all even age teams (U10,12,14,16&18) please be at LeCheile for 12:30pm, please check teams as some athletes have been selected for both un-even and even age teams.

U9 Girls Blue

Oliva Ryan

Aisling Shevlin

Aoife Skerret 

Mia Ryan

U10 Girls Blue

U10 Girls Yellow
Izzy Harland 
Sheana Fitzpatrick
Ava Skerret 
Kate Smith 
Aisling Clare
Catherine Drummond 
Amber Lane
Claire Rogers

U 11 Girls Blue

Amber Lane

Katie Doherty

Amelia Holland

Saoirse Corrigan

U11 Boys Blue

Gavin Witter

Fionn Heffernan

Harry Bogan

James Kelly

U 12 Girls Blue

U12 Girls Yellow
Katie Doherty
Ciara Coroner
Niamh Murphy
Sarah Forde
Caoimhe Fitzsimons
Kate Raftery
Cara O' Sullivan
Lauren Fewer

U13 Girls Blue

Laura Kelly

Sophie Quinn

Aisling Stratford

Aobh Forde

U14 Girls Blue

Aimee Doherty

Sophie Quinn

Amelia Campbell

Aobh Forde

U15 Boys Blue

U15 Boys Yellow
Oisin Mc Kenna
Kyle Witter
Jed Walsh
Matthew Hayes/Ciaran Rogers
Oisin Kelly
Fionn Drummond
Tom Kilgannon
Marcus Clarke

U16 Boys Blue

U16 Boys Yellow
Kevin Conway
Oisin McKenna
Matthew Buckley
Rafa McCaffery
Tom Kilgannon
Oisin Kelly
Jed Walsh
Ben Toole

U17 Boys Blue

Rafa McCaffery

Matthew Buckley

Daragh Casey

Fergal Kilgannon