Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Competition Fixtures for February -March 2018

Please check the Athletics Ireland and Athletics Leinster websites for any changes to the above fixtures also Leinster 2018 booklet available in the competitions section on this website which has all Day1,2,& 3 event information included.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Great weekend for Ratoath AC athletes

Very busy weekend for Ratoath AC athletes.
On Saturday Conor Duncan opened his indoor season with a solid solo run in the guest 800m at round 2 of the national league in AIT on Saturday. His winning time of 1 min 55.63 is an indoor PB and club record

Early on Sunday morning at the National junior / u 23 Indoor Championships

Philip Marron won he first AAI national individual medal with a superb 2nd at the u 23 1500m championships in an indoor PB and club record of 3 min 58.23 sec
Brian Kiernan missed the break in the junior 400m but battled his way back up from 5th to finish third in his heat with a 52.29 sec posting. He just missed out of making the final
Peter Kilgannon was third in his heat of the u 23 800m and qualified for the final 90 mins later where he finished 6th in 2 min 1 35 

Cushinstown AC Indoor Track & Field Competition

Our younger athletes were also out early to compete in the Cushinstown AC Indoor Track & Field Competition
It ran off well and a good competition. Results for Ratoath AC Athletes U12 60m Katie Doherty 2nd place, Saoirse Carrigan 3rd in 60m final, U13 - Ciara Flanagan and Caoimhe Fitzsimons both qualified into 60m final. 
U13 Girls high jump :Caoimhe Fitzsimons 3rd place with pb 1:30 Cara O'Sullivan 1st place Pb 1:48
U15 Girls high jump:
Niamh Murray 2nd place (out of age) pb 1:40
Amy Forde (out of age) pb 1:30 high jump just missed out on medal for 3rd place with count back.
Well done to Claire Rogers ,Millie Corcoran, Ella and Aoibhe McKenna and Mila Who all had a great competition in sprint, long jump and shot putt events. Thank you to parents for bringing athletes today to Cushinstown

Raheny 5mile road race

Later in the afternoon at the Raheny 5mile road race Ciaran Crowther had a fantastic run and was took the award for  1st Junior in 28 mins 51 sec. Our ever growing adult members also turned out a great gang to take part in the Raheny 5 Joanne Corrigan, Rachel Connolly, Joy Tyrrell, Joyce Fitzharris. Noelle Capewell, Brid Conway Olive & Anthony Rice. Well done all and thanks to Raheny for a great race and a filled goody bag.

Well done every one.

Meath Community Games Cross Country finals

Please note **NEW EARLIER START TIME*** for the Meath Community Games Cross Country finals which will take place this Saturday February 3rd in Ballinacrea, Old Castle 

Google Maps link Venue will also be sign posted

Registration from 9am .
Events commence at 10am .
Entry €2 per child.

Please note that the under 12 , 13 and 14 are the events that qualify for the National Finals at the end of May. All the other events are county only events

Updated running order below to reflect the 10am start time and also the ruling on age and the wearing of spikes.

Please note Meath Community Games will have their new half zips for sale and order on the day. They are also selling off our old stock of Meath Community Games tracksuits for the knock down price of €10. So come early to bag a bargain.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Registration deadline 26th January

****Please remember that all athletes must be registered with the club by 26th of January in order to be registered with Athletics Ireland and covered under insurance to use the track.****

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Up Coming Fixtures

Up coming fixtures

Sunday 21st of January    @1:30pm sharp      U9-U12 Inter Club league 
U9-U12 Inter club league takes place in Tara AC, Ross Cross at 12pm
Events are for all are
60metre sprint
Turbo Javelin
Long Jump
Long run distance are
U9 300m
U10 500m
U11 600m
U12 600m

Directions to Tara AC track are as follows:
Sat Nav : 53.569089, -6.575902
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.


January 28th                  Cushinstown open Indoor
Cushinstown open Indoor competition
check Cushinstown AC website for details.

Saturday 3rd of February     Meath Community Games Cross Country County

Meath Community Games Cross Country County Finals, Saturday, 3rd February, 2018 in Ballinacrea (near Oldcastle), Co. Meath.

Races for aged U8 to U16 (children must be under the age as of 31st July, 2018).

All children representing Ratoath/Rathbeggan must live in Ratoath/Rathbeggan. Children do not need to be a member of an Athletic Club to compete.

Under 12, 13 and U14 are the events that go forward to the National Finals in UL (weekend of 25th to 27th May, 2018).

All queries to Catherine, 086 8466495

Please see the below link to Google Maps, giving directions from Ratoath to St Brigid's GFC and Athletic Club Grounds, Ballinacree where this year's Meath Community Games Cross Country Finals will be held.

Registration is from 10.15am and the fee per child is €2.
Full list of events below, Medals for first 6 each events. 
First six in the under 12 and 14 events and the first 5 boys and 5 girls home in the u13 event will qualify to take part in the National Finals in UL (weekend of 25th to 27th May, 2018).

All children must be under the age category as of 31st July, 2018  eg if you are running U8, then you must be under 8 years of age as of 31st July of this year. 

Meath Community Games Cross Country Finals

Order of Event – Commencing at 11.00am:

Girls U/8:                           500m

Boys U/8:                           500m

Girls U/9:                           500m

Boys U/9:                           500m

Girls U/10:                         500m

Boys U/10:                         500m

Girls U/12:                         500m

Boys U/12:                         500m

Girls U/13:                         1,200m

Boys U/13:                         1,200m

Girls U/14:                         700m

Boys U/14:                         700m

Girls U/16:                         700m

Boys U/16:                         700m