Archive for October, 2012

22 Oct 2012

** Updated XC League final results 2012, Photos and well done to Sarah O’Brien

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Blackrock AC finished their league campaign on Sunday last in fine style at the Phoenix Park.  (We had 22 athletes taking part on the day).

A big congratulations to Sarah O’Brien who finished joint top in the Girls u’9 League. Sarah has been hugely consistent in this programme and derserves great credit for her performances. Indeed the future looks extremely bright as Sarah and her fellow athletes in both the Under 9 categories performed very well over the last few weeks.

Those athletes who secured Top 6 finishes overall are as follows:

  • Girls u’9- Sarah O’Brien (Joint 1st overall/ 119 pts)  & Isabel O’Brien (3rd overall/ 115 pts)
  • Boys u’9- Louis Dignam (2nd overall/ 118 pts), Daniel Mullane (3rd overall/ 104 pts) & Tom Cosgrove (6th overall/ 90 pts)
  • Girls u’11- Ellen Cheung (2nd overall/ 116 pts) & Aoife Linane (5th overall/ 89 pts)
  • Boys u’11- Evan Walshe (2nd overall/ 116 pts)
  • Girls u’12- Lina Kyne (6th overall/ 91 pts)
  • Girls u’13- Natasha Twomey (6th overall/ 91 pts)

We also had other excellent performances including the boys Under 9 squad (hot favourites to take the team event in Marlay Park) along with Sarah Healy u’12 & William Hickey u’12.

The  league campaign has been an important part of our preparations for the Dublin Counties in November and congratulations to all our athletes on their collective commitment and efforts over the last few weeks. The improvement across all age groups is there for all to see.

We would also like to thank all the volunteers and race organisers for their hard work and dedication during the four events in Newbridge House and the Phoenix park.

(Photos by Frank O’Brien)

Please see all photos attached. 

 Full results here for the XC League 2012 

















22 Oct 2012

No training on the Bank holiday weekend

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Please note that there will be no training on the bank holiday weekend (Sunday 28th October).

Training times will be updated here later today for the next 3 weeks including the Dublin Counties in Santry & Marlay Park.

14 Oct 2012

XC Country results League 3 & Novice

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Well done to all those athletes who braved the weather conditions on Sunday morning at the Phoenix Park. Once again we had some notable success as the squad continues to plan it’s preparations towards the Dublin counties in early November.

Whilst quite a few of older squad members were missing due to other sporting commitments and injury, we still had a strong representation with 24 athletes involved.

Our first competitor was the “Blackrock tent”, who this time around managed to stay the distance in difficult conditions!! Well done to Paul Walshe and Paul O’Brien who were instrumental in organising this and it was put to great use by all.

Results summary:

Congratulations to Sarah Healy & Louis Dignam on fine first place finishes.

Sarah O’Brien, Ellen Cheung & Evan Walshe all finished second in their respective races.

Isabel O’Brien and Daniel Mullane secured 3rd place finishes.

Novice Men Summary:

Well done to Gerry Flaherty, John Casey, Dermot Jackson & David Martin who turned in fine performances in the Novice race on Sunday afternoon. With an extremely high standard on show, our team held their own in difficult conditions and it is a welcome return for Blackrock AC who historically would have had a significant representation in this category. Well done to all four.

Our full list of participants were as follows:
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01 Oct 2012

Gerry Flaherty @ Berlin marathon

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Well done to Gerry Flaherty on his impressive run in the Berlin Marathon which he completed in a time of  3: 19: 37 .

Gerry’s last marathon was in September 2011 and he took 10 mins off that time and by all accounts ran a very strong second part of the race in achieving this time.

Well done Gerry from all @ BAC