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.
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.
- 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