Dunboyne AC EGM - Members Vote Yes to Move Forward with Track Redevelopment
A large turnout at the Dunboyne AC EGM last Tuesday night (23rd June) gave a resounding Yes to the plans for redeveloping the track and installation of a tartan surface. Presentation of clear and robust financial plans assured members that a tartan track development, put in place and paid for by Autumn 2016, was the way forward for the club. Yes votes outnumbered No votes by more than ten to one on the night. On top of this we received a significant number of commitments from members on one of the streams within the proposal to fund the tartan phase of the track redevelopment. If you're a member and didn't get to the EGM last night you can view the approved proposal shortly on our website. Once it's posted we'll invite members to ask any committee member in person to answer any further questions you may have on the development.
Sara Treacy gets her first Senior International T&F vest
Sara Treacy has been selected on the Irish Senior International team to compete at the European Athletics Team Championships taking place this weekend in Heraklion, Greece. It's four years since Sara represented Ireland on the track and this coming weekend is her first full Senior debut in an Irish T&F vest. Keep an eye out, it should be on TV at some stage. Well done Sara!
5 Marathons - 5 Days - 1 Charity
Club member Dave Galbraith has gone a step beyond his marathon on the track at the Family Fun Day last year, by deciding to run from Galway to Dublin! Yes… that's coast to coast, 225km in total, which works out at a marathon a day! Dave's run which takes place on 12th to 16th October, is in aid of Bumbulance, Ireland (and the world's) first interactive ambulance, designed to create a fun environment for sick children. Please show your support for Dave by Liking his Facebook page. To sponsor Dave, visit iDonate. All the funds raised will be donated to Bumbulance. We'll remind you of Dave's run nearer the time in case you would like to sponsor him. Thanks a mil :)
Message from Paul Gorey following the BHAA 5 Miler
Paul Gorey would like to express his sincerest thanks to everyone that participated and helped out in the holding of the 2015 Government Services 5 Mile Road Race in Dunboyne on Tuesday 26th May. Set up of tented area, running of registration, course stewards, lead vehicles, signage placement and collection, finish management, prizes organisation, sound provision, First Aid Provision and the amazing catering team that looked after refreshments after the race. He would also like to thank the Scouts Group for the use of their Den premises. We've listed our volunteers on this one below, we may have missed one or two but if we have please forgive us - lots involved in the race and hard to get everyone's name down. Thanks all!
Please note that the following club gear is in stock at the moment.
- Ladies Singlets – size 10*, 12 and 14*
- Ladies T-shirt's – size Med and Large
- Men's singlets – size Small, Med and Large
- Men's T-shirts – size Med*, Large and Xtra Large
- Unisex Short Shorts – size Large
- Kids – size 9/10
- Kids – size 11/12 have been re-ordered due to selling out
*There are limited number of each of these size available - please contact Norma Farrell or Tom Muldoon should you need assistance.
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Dunboyne AC awarded Athletics Ireland Club Mark for 2014/2015
Dunboyne AC was one of a small number of Clubs presented with the prestigious Club Mark by Athletics Ireland at their AGM in Santry. The award was presented in recognition of the Club's commitment to excellence in club management. Well done to those who worked on the submission for the award as well as those who work tirelessly in the background day in day out at Dunboyne AC in order to make the Club what it is. The future is bright...
Are you entitled to use the track?
If you have not paid your membership fee for yourself or your child (Jan-Dec 2015) then you are not entitled to use the club's facilities. To enforce this we will be holding random gate checks to make sure that anyone entering the club has paid their membership fee. We must enforce this because you/your child are not covered by our insurance policy in the event of an accident of some sort (and accidents can and do happen). If you have any difficulty in paying your fee, please don't hesitate to approach your coach or captain to discuss this. Register and pay by clicking on the link above.
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Members, don't leave any valuables in view in your car when you park up at training...
Following on from yesterday post on thefts from cars, this type of crime is a problem around the county. Since Christmas thieves have been busy targeting GAA club grounds, Shopping Car parks, Railway station car parks and Gym car parks to name a few. Phones, cash and tools have been easy pickings in many of them. Thieves will continue to carry out this type of crime once it is lucrative. To try and prevent the thefts from occurring avoid leaving valuables on display on or in the car. Lock and secure your car. It is worth remembering that thieves maybe watching you put valuables in the booth or under the seat when you arrive at your destination. If you leave any valuables on display in your car it is an invitation for thieves to break in so don't do it.
Brush Shiels in "The Loneliness of the Short Distance Runner" part 1
Dunboyne AC's 801st member of 2014 kicks off his sprinting career - Give it socks Brush!!! Check out the video
, it's just 2 minutes long.
Development Club of the Year 2014
Dunboyne Athletic Club received the ‘Development Club of the Year’ award at the Athletics Ireland annual awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza, Santry today.
The club received the recognition for a number of reasons such as facilties available, Fit4life outlets as well as achievements by those wearing the club colours at provincial and national competitions. All aspects of the club are taken into account in the presentation of this award. Only one club is picked out of the 300 in the country and we’re delighted to be the one chosen. Tommy McDonnell says “I’ve been involved with Dunboyn AC for 50 years the club has grown so much I don’t know all the people involved. So many people have carried out work in the club and this reward is for them." There was also an award for Fr Murphy clubman Tony Ennis who won and outstanding award. Promising young Trim AC athlete Harry Purcell was also honoured. See more at www.meathchronicle.ie
. Some great coverage also in The Herald Athletics column
with many thanks to athletics journalist Lindie Naughton for singling us out among a large number of award recipients.
The fundamental goal of Dunboyne Athletic Club is to provide a positive Athletics experience for the Dunboyne and surrounding community. Despite the considerable efforts of our volunteer coaches and valuable support from our member families, it is an unfortunate fact that incidents impacting the Athletics experience can and do occur from time to time. Read our Policy on Incident Reporting
which describes our efforts to avoid those incidents and the process for addressing them when they occur.
We are looking for Senior/Fit4Life athletes or parents who would be interested in getting involved with Juvenile training. We have a large number of juveniles and it would enhance the training sessions if there was more adult help available. Training takes place Mon & Wed 7-8pm. Are you free? Only one hour per week!!!
If you have a skill, trade or expertise in a particular area e.g. painting, carpentry, catering, first aid etc. that you would be prepared to offer the club on accosions, we would be happy to add your name to our database. We are all volunteers and the more help we have the better the club will be. Please email Theresa at email@example.com