The club were very sorry to hear about Seamus Dunne's mum Josie, who passed away yesterday evening (4th April). Funeral details are here. We would like to send our condolences to Seamus, Tony, Cormac, Marina, Carmel and Irene, and all the Dunne extended family. Josie and her family became involved in the club around 40 years ago. She was a trojan worker and served on the club committee for around 20 years, and was club treasurer for around 10 years. May she rest in peace.
4 Mile Catering
If you brought refreshments for the race on Sunday in containers or on plates, they are now upstairs in the clubhouse for collection. That is the containers etc... no food left sorry! So S3A no point in you looking for some!
Juveniles & Fit4Youth Training
There will be no training for Dunboyne AC Juveniles on Wednesday the 1st of April, Monday the 6th of April and Wednesday the 8th of April 2015 to allow our athletes time to recover from a hectic start to 2015. Fit4Youth (including sprint group) will take a well earned break on Monday the 6th of April and Wednesday the 8th of April 2015. Happy Easter to all our athletes and coaches.
Request for Volunteers
Healthy Heart Run, Phoenix Park
Good Friday, 3rd April 2015
The dust has just settled on the big one, the 4 Mile, another successful race and one we all contributed to in some way, we really appreciate it folks. This coming weekend sees another new fixture on the race calendar, the Healthy Heart Run taking place in the Phoenix Park. As usual Athletics Ireland are offering us the opportunity of volunteering to steward at this event, with €30 per head being returned to the Club if you do. We only need 10 volunteers and two have stepped up already. This one would be ideal for our Fit4Youth members as we think you can give out the medals afterwards. So a few Fit4Youth's and a few other members and we're sorted. Members, family of members and past members and members of the local community, we are appealing to you to put your name down for this shift if possible. It's Good Friday morning, it's just up the road, hopefully the sun will shine but whether it does or not it will be a bit of fun up there. You can volunteer for this through the usual channels, a comment on Facebook, a name on the notice on the Clubhouse door or a mail to the Club email address. Ideally we'd like you to self register on this link, if you can, great, if you can't just provide your name and we'll do the rest. The shift won't have us out of bed too early, pop up to Furze Road and register your presence with John Holian at 9am and you'll be done for the day around midday. Many thanks!!
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.
Meath Co. Board Minutes
4th February 2015
Attention Fit4Lifers: Fancy your hand at a bit of race report writing?
Now that more and more of us are racing regularly the task of writing up weekly reports has gotten a little time consuming for one person, so we're looking to build a small team to share these between us. If you haven't done anything like this before don't worry - we'll provide guidelines, help and advice to get you started, and then you'd be the contact person to write one or perhaps two each week. If you attend races regularly then this will probably be even more useful as you'll have experienced the event and can talk about it first hand. No big commitment required, just a few minutes each week. So if you're interested or want to find out more then please comment below or send us a private message. It's great fun and it's a great way to help out with the club, in your own time, from your own keyboard, so take the plunge, go for it!
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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.
Club Leaderboard Challenge 2015
We had some fun before with the Leaderboard Challenge and we've decided to run it again in 2015. We'll be recording performances from the seniors at the distances below in 2015, updating the table every few weeks and posting here on the club website. If of course you're not running with our 7pm group and you'd like to have your times posted on the leaderboard (all about the bragging rights innit?) just drop us a message on Facebook or to the email@example.com and we'll include you on the table for 2015. Members only and it goes without saying that its for AAI Permit / officially measured races only. Good luck to all!!!