22 Aug 2016

Club training starts back on Thursday 1st September in the park

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Club training returns on Thursday 1st September in Carysfort Park. 

Training for Athletes from U9-U12 will start at 6.30 pm 

Training for Athletes from U13 + older will start at 7.15 pm

22 Aug 2016

Lara takes National Hill run title

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Congrats to Lara Gilespie whose fine form over the summer continued last weekend, when she secured the Junior National Hill Run title in Crone, Co Wicklow. Lara will now go on to represent Ireland in mid September at the British Nationals at the Lake District.

Well done to Lara.

 

26 Jul 2016

Blackrock athlete Mark O’Brien heading to Rio

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As we post this blog, U’15 Club athlete- Mark O’Brien (& Family), is making his final preparations in Rio as Ireland’s sole representative in the opening ceremony. He will be part of a select group that will carry the Olympic torch on the final leg to signal the start of the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. It is a truly great occasion for Mark who has been battling to overcome illness in recent years. His determination and love for the sport encapsulates the true “Olympic spirit” and a recent article in the Irish Times (below) shows us that Mark is as determined as ever and it is only a matter of time before we see him back to a full recovery.

The club passes on our best wishes to Mark, Issy, Joan and Frank on what is sure to be a memorable occasion for them.

See Irish Times article here

26 Jul 2016

Long season closes out with top 3 finishes for AmyRose & Evan in Tullamore

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A long season for our Juvenile athletes came to a close over the weekend with four athletes competing for the club at Day 2/3 of the All Irelands in Tullamore.

On Saturday, Evan Walshe bagged his first individual medal at National Level with a fine third place finish in the Boys U15 Walk. This is a great reward for Evan who has been an integral part of the Club over the last five years. Congratulations on a great performance. Robert O’Brien was competing in the U12 60m and put in a very solid performance, and but for some technical issues with his blocks, he would have qualified out of the heats. Well done Robert on your first taste of National competition.

On Sunday, AmyRose Farrell was back on the track after the gritty performance in the Internationals in Kent the previous week, and whilst slightly disappointed with her third place in the girls U17 1500m, it closes out a great year for her. Jordan Mynes (fresh from a top 3 the previous week in the 800m) finished fifth in the boys U14 1500m and has had two great performances over the last few weekends.

Well done to all four athletes on their performances. Enjoy the well deserved break.

18 Jul 2016

AmyRose takes brave bronze at Schools International in Kent after mid race fall

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It was a busy weekend for the Irish Junior athletes who were competing in Kent & Tiblisi. Our very own AmyRose Farrell was in action at the Schools International T&F in Kent. And what a race she was involved in. Having been in a commanding position half way through the race she was involved in a “heavy” collision with one of the English athletes. By the time both athletes got back on their feet a gap of over 30m had opened up to the main group with the leadrs a further 10 metres ahead. AmyRose battled bravely to get back to the main group and then pushed on again finishing in third place in surely what was the “comeback of the day”. Well done to AmyRose on a brave performance and maybe on another day it would have been a different colour medal. 

18 Jul 2016

Lara “cycles” to 4 National titles over the weekend

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Congrats to U16 Club athlete, Lara Gilespie, who stormed to four Irish titles over the weekend at the National Track bike Championships. Another great weekend for her after last weeks triumph over 800m in Tullamore. Congrats from all @ BAC