Would you like to volunteer at the Rock'n'Roll Half on Sunday?
The club will be paid for a number of volunteers who can manage the baggage area for the Rock'n'Roll Half Marathon on Sunday (2nd). If you're available please put your name on the list at the club house door. As stated at our recent EGM many of our peripheral fundraising events have been changed: however many members told us that they enjoyed stewarding races so we've kept a number of these on. We hope to get the numbers we need as they are well paid and there's a real buzz at these events. Thanks in advance for your help and we hope you enjoy the morning.
Preparation training for the upcoming Cross Country Season
On Saturday August 8th, the Dunboyne AC Juvenile section will return for preparation training for the upcoming Cross Country Season. Any Registered Juvenile Athlete who wishes to compete for the club competitively this year, please attend. These special training sessions will be tailored for Cross Country running only and will be Monday, Wednesday & Saturdays. Times & locations are subject to change. As always please keep following us on Facebook for regular updates. The 1st session will take place on Saturday 8th August at 10am in the Dunboyne Cow Park. Normal Training will commence on Wednesday 2nd of September for the remainder of the Juvenile section.
Cross Country upcoming events (Please Note, dates and venue are subject to change)
Dunboyne AC EGM - Members Vote Yes to Move Forward with Track Redevelopment
Star of the Sea AC Annual Cross Country Meeting Greenanstown, Stamullen, Co. Meath
Meath Even Age, Novice & Master Cross Country Championships, Meath County Board (Location – TBA)
Meath Uneven Age, Junior & Intermediate Cross Country Championships, Meath County Board (Location – TBA)
Leinster Cross Country Championships, Even Ages, Novice & Masters Leinster Athletics (Location – TBA)
Leinster Cross Country Championships, Uneven Ages & Intermediate Leinster Athletics (Location – TBA)
AAI Inter Counties & Even Age Cross Country, Athletics Ireland (Location – TBA)
AAI Novice & Uneven Age Cross Country, Athletics Ireland (Location – TBA)
Meath Senior Cross Country Championships & Inter Club Cross Country Relays, Meath County Board (Location – TBA)
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.
Read our Track Redevelopment Booklet here
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 :)
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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.
Can't wait for the next Bulk Order? Order directly from O'Neill's here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org