Wicklow Star Awards
Last Friday night the annual Wicklow Star Awards ceremony was held in Wioklow town, hosted by Inbhear Dee A.C.. Two of our athletes won awards. Grainne O'Sullivan won the U16 -U19 girls award for her tremendous achievements in 2019. Grainne has won Leinster and National medals throughout the year in the Long Jump and 200m. Grainne won Leinster Gold and National silver at the schools combined events which led her to be chosen for the schools international combined events competition in Glasgow where she represented Ireland. This made her the obvious and very deserved choice for this award. Well done Grainne!
James Foot also got a Special Recognition Award for his achievements in 2019 in the 600m on the track but in particular for his cross country season where he won Leinster Gold in both the u12 and the u13 races and also gold in the u12 national event. He also placed 2nd nationally in the boys u13 race. Well done James!
Race Report : National Schools Cross-Country Championships
A busy weekend of racing. Well done to Eleanor Foot and Niamh Murray who competed in the National Schools XC last Saturday March 7th in Santry. Eleanor finished 28th and Niamh 36th in a large junior field made up of schools from all 32 counties. Together with another Loreto student they claimed the Nationtal silver medal for Loreto Dalkey. Well done girls!
On Sunday at the Avondale open XC Dara, Bobby, Adam, Samuel, Saorlaith and Oisin took part. Bobby got silver in the boys U14 race and Samuel won gold in his boys U12 race. Well done all for taking part
Athletics Ireland registration runs from January to December so ALL athletes must be re-registered no matter when in 2019 you registered. if you are not registered you will not be allowed run outdoors. Please fill out the attached registration form and return it to training straight away. Alternatively you can pay by Electronic Fund Transfer, details are on brayrunners.com under the ‘Membership’ heading. If you pay by EFT can you please fill out a registration form also and return it to Ciara stating that you have paid by EFT.
Tuesday: Training at Woodbrook College tomorrow evening 6.50 – 8.00pm.
Friday: training on the track in Greystones from 6.50 – 8.30pm. This training is for athletes born in 2009 and earlier.
Sunday: Details will be posted on the What’s App groups later this week.
March 28th and 29th 2020 - AIT- National Indoor Championships
We have a number of athletes who have succeeded in the Leinster Indoors to qualify for the National indoors this year. We wish them the best of luck.
Shankill Community Games (dates for the diary):
Wed. 1st April: Tymon Park. Dublin Trials for cross country U12, U13 and U14 and marathon U16 (7km) . National Finals in Limerick on 30th/31st May 2020.
Sunday April 19th 2020: Shankill Community Games, Shanganagh Park. Open to all ages from 6yrs to 16yrs. Sprints and Longer Distance.
You must live in the Shankill / Rathmichael area. See attached for Registration Forms and full list of events/rules