Clonee 10K Launch Night this Wednesday 27th May at The Grasshopper Inn, Clonee, Co. Meath
Our Club are having a launch night and Cllr. Damien O’Reilly is generously sponsoring Dunboyne Athletic Clubs inaugural Clonee 10K road race on Thursday 25th of June at 8pm in Clonee village. All proceeds generated from this event go towards the Clubs ambitious track development to cater for the needs of the Clubs sizeable membership of 800 people. Dunboyne AC caters for a huge catchment in South West Meath and Dublin 15. The Club is in the midst of a massive fundraising drive and this is just one initiative being run by the 3rd largest Athletics Club in country. The Club currently holds the title of Athletics Ireland 'Development Club of the Year' an award which identifies us as the most progressive in the country. The Clubs current facility however has fallen into disrepair and to this end we're hosting the Clonee 10k in order to generate badly needed funds. A number of local dignitaries have been invited to join Cllr. O'Reilly for an hour of chat and a few photos. We're hoping some of our regular runners in our 4 Mile such and Helen McEntee T.D. and Leo Varadkar T.D. will also run our race too!
BHAA Government Services Race, Tuesday 26th May, Dunboyne (aka Paul Gorey’s 5-miler)
Dunboyne AC members who have not already registered online are asked to pre-register before the race. Tony O’Neill will take names of Seniors and Ger Fagan will take names or Fit4Lifers taking part. The intention is to have a separate area outside the Scout Den for Dunboyne AC members to collect race numbers and pay the registration fee. (€15 for non-BHAA members. If you don’t know what this means, take it you are a “non-BHAA member”.) Please arrive at 7pm sharp on Tuesday 26th with your €15 payment. Parking is always at a premium, so if you can walk or car pool that night, that would help enormously. There will be no Senior or Fit4Life training. If you’re not running, please come along to support and/or help out. It is always a fun evening and the sun always shines on us (fingers crossed!) Bring a warm change of clothes and stay back for a cuppa and refreshments afterwards. If anyone is available to help with catering, please let Teresa Smith know.
Women's Meet & Train
The final race in the summer league will be at Irishtown Park next Wednesday 27th May at 7.30pm. Please note that there is NO PARKING near the start so the organisers suggest that you park in Irishtown Stadium or the nearby streets. The start is 5 minutes run from there. Registration and teas afterwards at Irishtown Stadium. Course directions and a map are on Facebook. There will be stewards on the evening to guide you along but try and familiarize yourself with the course before the race. Take care as you run, particularly on the downhill trail exiting the nature reserve. Enjoy!
Moving on from WM&T and from the Meath Championships - what's next?
With the large part of the Meath T&F Championships completed and the WM&T League ending next week, some of our athletes will be looking for another early summer target. The Leinster T&F Championships taking place on the 31st May in Tullamore might fit in well for some. The notion of a provincial championship might be daunting, particularly to those that are new to the competitive environment: however based on recent performances our athletes could hold their own at this upcoming meet with some good enough to win medals. Viewing the results in your discipline and age category will give you some perspective on how your performances compare against the competition. 2014 results can be viewed here. The schedule for the day can also be viewed on the Leinster Athletics website. If you're interested in competing speak to your coach to find out more.
Notice re Leinster Track & Field Athletics Championships 2015
Any U23/Senior/Master who wish to enter events in the Leinster T&F Athletics Championships 2015, please let Phelim Glynn know which events by text (085-1740714) by 17th May. Events take place in Tullamore on Sunday 31st May. See also athletics Ireland website. You need to be a paid up 2015 AAI member to be able to enter.
Women’s Mini Marathon, Arrangements, Bank Holiday Monday, 1st June
Folks, we are taking names and payment for the mini marathon this week at training for the bus and/or the meal in Mulvany’s afterwards. If you would like us to collect your race number and goodie bag, please give us your printed confirmation receipt. We will give them to you just before getting on the bus on Monday 1st June. Bus: gather at the Community Centre at 12.15 Monday 1st June (leaving 12.30 sharp). Meal: Mulvany's function room at 6pm for a meal catered by the Crusty Corner. (Dinner, dessert, tea/coffee.) If you are vegetarian, please make us aware. Some members not doing the mini marathon will meet at the track car park at 2pm that day for a 10K training run instead. All are welcome to join in; men and women...and please join us in Mulvany's later. The more the merrier in Mulvany's so we'd like to encourage as many as possible to join us at 6. Non-members are very welcome too. Cost €10 for bus, €20 for meal (including free raffle) or €25 for both. Students €8 for bus, €15 for meal (incl raffle) or €20 for both. Please add your name to the list on the clubhouse door and please pay Viv Lennon or Ger Fagan (as soon as possible please, so we can confirm numbers.) Looking forward to a great day out!
Docklands 5k June 18th
Crusaders are hosting the Docklands 5k on June 18th. This is a very well-organised 5k and will have a good standard of competition in it. If 20 plus Dunboyne AC members run, the club gets €5 per runner back, so make sure to put down your club when you register. Register on www.docklands5k.com
Please note that the following club gear is in stock at the moment.