Thursday, September 28, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fine run by Alex in Scotland

Alex Hunter had a fine run today in the British and Irish junior mountain running championships held in Pebbles, Scotland over a demanding 8k course. The Irish team was led home by Paul O Donnell (DSD) in 9th with Alex next of the Irish in 14th. . The Irish team were 3rd. Alex still has another year in the junior ranks so his run is all the more impressive

Alex will shortly take up a sports scholarship at DCU and after taking a short break from training, he will focus on the upcoming cross country season.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Meath Cross Country Championships


The Meath Even Age and Novice Cross Country Championships will take place at Fr. Murphys Ac, Fraine, Athboy on Sunday the 1st of October commencing at 12noon. Events are as follows:

U10 Boys & Girls 1000m
U12 Boys & Girls 1500m
U14 Boys & Girls 2500m
U16 Boys & Girls 3500m
U18 Girls 4000m
U18 Boys 6000m
Novice Ladies 4000m
Novice Men 6000m

Entry Closing Date September 22nd. As this is a team event the Club will cover the cost of all Juvenile Entries (U10-U18). Please let your coach know asap if you wish to be entered.


The Meath Uneven Age and Masters Cross Country Championships will take place at Star of the Sea Ac, Greenanstown, on Sunday the 8th of October commencing at 12noon. Events are as follows:

U9 Boys & Girls 800m
U11 Boys & Girls 1200m
U13 Boys & Girls 2000m
U15 Boys & Girls 3000m
U17 Girls 4000m
U17 Boys 4500m
Junior Ladies 4000m
Junior Men 6000m
Master Ladies 4000m
Master Men 6000m

Entry Closing Date September 29th. As this is a team event the Club will cover the cost of all Juvenile Entries (U9-Junior). Please let your coach know asap if you wish to be entered.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Little Athletics TRAINING Cancelled tonight

Little Athletics TRAINING Cancelled tonight 

All LittleAthletics training cancelled this evening due to bad weather


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Ratoath AC 5K Details for tomorrow

Ratoath AC 5K Details Sunday 10th of September 11am Start finish at Ratoath Gaa club.
One day to go race day, here's the latest information regarding registrations and number pick up.
**Online registration is now will closed online registrations is no longer available.
Pre-race number pickup and €15 race registration is available this evening (Saturday) in Conway’s Spar, Fairyhouse, Ratoath from 6:30-8pm.  Save race day time and pick up your race number and register early.

Race day: Race HQ is in Ratoath Gaa Club House
Number pick up and €20 on the day registration available Sunday Morning from 9am-10:30am sharp in Race HQ. Registrations cannot be processed after 10:30am on race day.
It is 10 minute walk from club house to the start line If picking up numbers or registering on the morning leave plenty of time to make it to the start line as race will start at 11am sharp
Dj and warm up at Ratoath Gaa entrance from Dj 10:15am  Zumba Warm up 10:25am
Parking and toilet facilities available at HQ
This is also where registrations and number collection will take place before the race, and the famous post-race refreshments, award presentations, raffle, post race showers and complimentary massage from Edel and her team from Ratoath Sports Injury Clinic will be on hand to give a post race rub down.
Community team competition, cups and prizes for the local businesses who have sponsored a team.

There will be an Athletics Club team prize and cup for the first ladies team and the first men’s athletic club team 4 to score on each.

Category prizes for Jr Sr, O40,O50,O60 male and female. 
Smart phone prizes for Junior prize. courtesy of Three Ireland and Vodafone King communication Ashbourne 
*Run Hub will have a stall with running gear for sale and voucher for the raffle.
*PACERS – this year Ratoath AC are providing pacers – these guys/gals will run even paced throughout the 5K and help you achieve a time goal – you will recognise them as they will have balloons with their finish time. We have pacers for the following finish times 20 minutes – 25 minutes – 30 minutes – 35 minutes – 40 minutes

Best of luck!

Ratoath AC 5K Race Committee

Monday, September 4, 2017

Road Trip

Ratoath ACs intrepid team of explorers set off for the kingdom last weekend for the annual Dingle half marathon. We had 7 athletes competing Emma Boshell, Joy Tyrell, Jackie Doyle, Melissa Dunne , Michelle Doyle, Joyce Fitzharris and Laura Marshall , with their support crew Mary Keily and Paula Glynn .
All ran a fabulous race on a wet morning in Dingle - special mention to Melissa Dunne who was delighted with her race achieving a PB 2:00:43 - well done Melissa !!
Great cause for post race celebrations-happy birthday Michelle and Laura :)
Well done everyone , sounds like a great weekend was had by all

Longford Ulta

Huge Congratulations to Eoin O'Beara who ran the Longford Ultra on Sunday August 27th .
Eoin was 1 of only 18 competitors who completed a blistering distance of 63.4Km in difficult conditions with rain and humidity. Raising 1000 Euro for Dyspraxia Ireland, Eoin crossed the line in an amazing time of 6 hours 2 mins - what an achievement , and a lovely bit of bling for your collection . Well done Eoin !!

Frank Duffy 10 mile

We had a big turn out for the Frank Duffy 10 mile on Saturday August 26th. We had 12 athletes competing on a very warm morning in phoenix park : Aidan Barker,Teresa and Earl  Doyle ,Simon Watsham, Lianne Bailey, Melissa Dunne, Gillian Gildea, Rachel Connolly,Louise Dempsey, Richie Smith, Karen Kirrane, Noelle Russell and Keith Heffernan.
Aidan Barker was our first to finish in a fabulous time of 1:16 and our first woman home was Teresa Doyle in an amazing time of 1:17. Well done to all who took part .

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Ciaran Crowther 2nd in Ashbourne 1K

Ciaran Crowther finished second today in the Ashbourne 10K road race. Ciaran took it out from the start and was leading at the 7K mark. However, he was overhauled in the last 3k and finished  approximately 10 sec behind the winner in 37 mins 56 sec. Conditions were humid for running and there was a general feeling that the course was over distance so all things considered, represents fine running by Ciaran and bodes well for his upcoming cross country season