GloHealth All-Ireland Track & Field Championships
Morton Stadium, Santry
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th July
The cream of Irish talent will descend upon Morton Stadium this weekend for the pinnacle of the athletics season, the event all our top Club athletes train for all year, the GloHealth All-Ireland Track & Field Championships. Athletics Ireland have produced a wonderful preview video which sums up what these Championships are all about.
The Dunboyne AC athletes competing are as follows:
- Luke Forde 5000m
- Rory Kavanagh 5000m
- Morgan McDonagh 800m
- Michael Hanlon Discus & Hammer
- Daniel Hanlon Triple Jump
- Sara Treacy 1500m & Steeple
- Michelle Pilkington Shot, Hammer, Discus
- Denis Delaney Javelyn
- Padraig White Hammer
- Keith Doherty Pole Vault
The full timetable for the events can be seen here
. Please get out and support our athletes, its a great two days entertainment and no better venue than Santry on a sunny day. Tickets are 10 per day or 15 for a two day ticket, and available here
or cash is accepted at the stiles on the day. U16s accompanying an adult are free! An ideal way to relax on the day before, or pan out in the sunshine directly after the Fingal 10k. You can also join the athletes on the famous Morton mondo track for the GloHealth Mile Challenge at 11am on Sunday, please see below for more details on it. Finally, to our athletes, good luck form the rest of us, do us proud!
GloHeath Mile Challenge
Sunday 20th July - 11am to 12am
Ever fancied pitting your wits against the clock over the classic Mile distance, or perhaps just want to run a mile for fun and see what all the fuss is about? Now's your chance! Athletics Ireland, in conjunction with their new sponsors GloHealth, have made a new addition to the GloHealth Senior Track and Field Championships. The GloHealth Mile Challenge is a chance to run on the famous Morton mondo surface, the same track that the World Record for the Mile was broken by Herb Elliot in 1958. You can clock an official time / PB for the distance and then stay for the National Track and Field Championships, where there will be a host of top Dunboyne AC athletes competing. Entry to the Championships is included in the 10 cost of entry. Children under the age of 16 can enter the event free of charge. There will be plenty of Family Fun with Kids Athletics too. Entry details here
Dunboyne AC has been awarded 90,000 euro towards the track upgrade in the Sports Capital Grant Programme! Thanks to the team who worked tirelessly to get the application right - your hard work has paid off. It's looking like a great year already for Dunboyne AC
The club would like to offer its condolances to Fit4Life's Eleanor Allen on the sad passing of her mother last week. Eleanor's mum had been ill for some time. May she rest in peace.
Members of Dunboyne AC are saddened to hear of the passing of Dunshaughlin AC athlete Robbie Mathews. We send our condolences to his family and friends on this sad occasion. Robbie was a phenomenal athlete that we all admired and looked up to. May he rest in peace.
The club would also like to offer its condolances to Senior runner Sean McDonnell on the sad passing of his mother a couple of weeks ago. She had been ill for some time. May she rest in peace.
Due to popular demand, we are continuing Fit4Youth through the Summer months (except Bank Holiday Monday 4th August) We always welcome new members, and past members who have lapsed due to other commitments. Fit4Youth is a fun way of keeping fit and healthy while meeting new friends. Dont feel that you have to be fit to join you will feel fitter in a short time. For those of you who would like to run competitively for the club, please let the coaches or volunteers know and we will guide you in the right direction. So come and join us on Monday & Wednesday 8pm 9pm at Dunboyne Athletic Club track, Rooske Road. Any queries, please call Kay on 087-2313167
National Half Marathon
Discounted rate extended
We would like to remind you the 2014 Championship event will again be incorporated into the Rock 'n' Roll DUBLIN Half Marathon on Monday 4th August 2014 in Dublin City Centre. Entry fee 25.00 per individual on the AAI website. There will be No entry on the day. A Technical T-shirt and finisher's medal will be given to all participants. Athletes competing in the National Championships must be registered to AAI for 2014. You can enter by clicking here
. If you don't have your 2014 Reg. Card / AAI number please contact Paul Gannon at email@example.com or Antoinette Howlin at firstname.lastname@example.org for it.
1,000 cash prize
The 2014 National Championship offers clubs the opportunity to win a 1,000 cash prize. For every ten club members that enter the national half marathon championships the club will be automatically entered into the draw. In order to be in with a chance of winning these prizes, as well as availing of reduced entry fees club athletes must enter at the link above before 5pm on June 30th.
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
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