Archive for December, 2013

20 Dec 2013

December Newsletter 2013

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Click on the below link to see more on our great year and a big thank you to Paul Walshe for putting this report together.

Enjoy this great read !! 

Blackrock A.C Newsletter 2013

20 Dec 2013

70th Annual Turkey Trot photos and report

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Please see Photos here from yesterday’s Turkey Trot…..

A BIG THANK YOU!
Many thanks to everyone who helped to make Sunday’s Turkey Trot a huge success.  To everyone who baked and brought food and prizes for the Raffle, to our Master brewers, to everyone who helped organise, set up and run everything on the day: a heartfelt thanks as we could not run the event without your generosity.  Whoever belongs to the family that made and brought such lovely Christmas Cakes for the raffle – wow to be at your table on Wednesday!  Thanks also to Tayto Park and Largo Foods, Newpark Pharmacy, Hi Hair Salon in Monkstown, Life Style Sports.  Some great photos of the day on the website  www.BlackrockAC.ie  courtesy of Nicolas Reuland!
END OF YEAR AWARDS
Congratulations to our well deserved End of Year Award winners: Sarah Healy (Female Athlete of the Year), Pappy Tucker (Male Athlete of the Year) and Sarah Flaherty (Mary O’Connor Trophy). 
Sarah Flaherty is a very popular winner of the Mary O’Connor award. She is your “perfect” Club member with a big personality. She continues to improve in all competitions and loves to participate in the races. Her award was well deserved and was met with universal  approval by the large crowd present. Sarah was presented with her trophy by last year’s winner, Nicole Gallagher.

Patrick Tucker better known as “Pappy” won a very hotly contested Boys award. Having joined the club earlier in the year he has notched up numerous titles including two fine Dublin County wins over 600m and 2000m. He has shown his versatility with equally impressive races over the sprint distances and he was presented with his trophy by last year’s winner, Evan Walshe.

Sarah Healy was our stand out performer this year and a very well deserved winner of the Girls award. Her roll of honour for 2013 includes a silver medal with the 4 x 200m Indoor All Ireland relays. This was followed up with individual success and 3 x Dublin County titles and 2 x Gold All Irelands and 1 x Bronze All Ireland. She led the Dublin and Blackrock team’s to success in the XC All Ireland competitions. Her achievements this year were all the more remarkable with an All Ireland win in the U14’s, an age group that she qualifies to run again next year. Sarah was presented with her trophy by last year’s winner, Natasha Twomey.
15 Dec 2013

Sarah completes majestic All Ireland double @ Waterford IT

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Sarah Healy wrote herself into the history books of Blackrock Athletic Club earlier today with a phenomenal victory in the girls U13 race at Waterford IT. This followed up her triumph at Santry back in November in the U14’s and on another amazing day for our club, the girls U13 team shared in Sarah’s unique double when running the races of their lives to clinch a gold medal in the team category. Girl power was on full show today !! Read more

05 Dec 2013

New Thursday training venue for Juveniles @ Benildus Sports campus

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It’s Official … Our Juvenile Section move to to the newly built State of the Art facility @ Benildus Sport Campus (St Benildus) for Thursday Winter Training commencing in Jan 2014.
Please read the attached notice which outlines our move to the campus situated on Upper Kilmacud Road which includes a host of benefits for the athletes and coaches.

**Important for all Juvenile Athletes- Thursday 12th December**
We will be holding our FINAL Thursday session of this year in Benildus on 12th December as a trial run for 2014 (No Training on Thurs 19th) from 6.45- 8 pm
Full details including directions etc. are included in the attached.

We’ve no doubt that you will be impressed with the facilities and if you have questions please let us know.

Directions and other details attached

01 Dec 2013

Sarah notches another first as our teams strike gold @ Tymon Park (with photos)

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Sarah Healy continues her outstanding form on the XC circuit with a fine victory in the Girls U13 race at Tymon Park earlier today. It was another notable day for the club which started with the Boys U9 team in action. Read more