Archive for April, 2015

30 Apr 2015

April round up including Club/ Schools results (with photos)

Comments Off on April round up including Club/ Schools results (with photos) Uncategorized

April News Summary

April was a busy month for the club on all fronts. Easter came early this year with a  group of our Juvenile athletes launching the SPAR Great Ireland Run alongside Read more

27 Apr 2015

Run2Brussels4Mark (Update April 27th)

Comments Off on Run2Brussels4Mark (Update April 27th) Uncategorized
Displaying Mark O'Brien Event.pngRun2Brussels4Mark
Sunday 10th May 2015 in Carysfort Park, 10.30-1pm
Our Fun Run Fundraiser is almost upon us …
Sponsorship Cards
By now you should have all received a Flyer/Sponsorship Card with full details of our Fun Run Fundraiser.
If not please let me know and I can send copy in the post to your home and/or work address … also available in the clubhouse.
Please return your sponsorship card no later than Sunday 10th May.
Corporate Sponsorship
Corporate sponsorship slots at €250 are still available – please email so that we can recognise your company on the day!
Also be sure to send us a Company Logo to be included on our Website and Facebook pages.
With over 400 members Blackrock A.C. is one of the largest athletic clubs in Dublin with a wide-reaching membership in and around the Blackrock area.
How2Donate – Online, In Person, Wire Transfer, Draft/Cheque
There are several ways to donate money either in advance or on the day.
To donate Online through PayPal just click on the link below – link is also available on the
Cheques/Drafts should be made out to “Blackrock A.C. – Fundraiser” – IBAN also available for anyone who wishes to transfer money directly into Fundraising account.
Event Format
The plan is to run 977km – this represents just one leg of Mark’s journey to Brussels for much needed treatment.
We will have a Lap Marked Out for All to Follow any time between 10:30am and 1:00pm on Sunday 10 May in Carysfort Park.
We will have a Flip-Chart in place so that everyone can Pledge the Distance that they will undertake to keep a running total.
Everyone and all are welcome to take part – you can run, jog, walk or crawl as many laps as you like!
Brussels is a long way … so the more participants, friends, family, in-laws and out-laws on the day the better!
More details on the attached Flyer or by emailing
Many thanks in advance for your support and participation on the day!
On Your Marks …

10 Apr 2015

Dave Scannell- An appreciation (by Tom Kelly)

Comments Off on Dave Scannell- An appreciation (by Tom Kelly) Uncategorized

Dave Scannell – An Appreciation (by Tom Kelly)

Dave, who made a major contribution to the development of the junior side of Blackrock Athletic Club passed away on Friday, 3rd April 2015.   He was one of nature’s gentlemen, quiet, caring, unassuming and with a sunny disposition. It was fitting that the good lord should show his appreciation of these fine qualities by providing matching weather for his journey to his final resting place on Tuesday last. Read more