Archive for June, 2015

30 Jun 2015

Senior Women – June update

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Congratulations to all Blackrock AC athletes who competed in the mini-marathon on June 1. Following are results from the Senior Ladies section:

Mary Mason 50:00
Frances Bennett 55:31
Sinead Howard 56:41
Breda O’Keeffe 57:41
Eileen O’Sullivan 59:18
Mary Kennedy 59:54
Hilary Thornton 61:53
Deirdre Timoney 63:28

We also had some great results in other races throughout the month:

Irish Runner 5 Mile, Phoenix Park, June 27
Michelle Langan 37:39
Hilary Thornton 50:05

Cabinteely Parkrun, June 27
Mary Butler 24:57, 2nd female, age group record for F60-64 in Cabinteely

Waterford Half Marathon, June 27
Breda O’Keefe 1:57:14
Tara Cooke 2:02:32
Michelle Tracey 2:02:32

Dunshaughlin 10k, June 20
Marie Therese McCoy 49:34

Shanganagh Parkrun, June 13
Mary Butler 23:54, 2nd female, age group record for F60-64 in Shanganagh
Eileen O’Sullivan 26:33
Hilary Thornton 29:15

Sonia 5k, June 13
Marie Therese McCoy 23:07

Trinity Track, June 10
Jennifer Lee: 1500m – 3rd lady standard time 5:54:06; 2000m – 10:15:04; team prize in Grade D.

Shanganagh Parkrun, June 6
Marie Therese McCoy 24:34

Meet and Train, Irishtown 4 mile, race 3 of the summer league:
Sarah Rose Moran 26:43
Marie Therese McCoy 27:11
Patricia Forde 27:33
Christina Goldrick 27:52
Jenifer Lee 28:24
Alison Clarke 28:52

23 Jun 2015

Enjoyable outing @ Blackrock A.C. Sports Day 2015

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The annual Sports day was held in the park on Sunday and brought an end to another busy and successful season for Blackrock Athletics Club. We would like to thank those who volunteered in helping out with the various duties.

As always we were joined by our close neighbours Cabinteely A.C.

The event also saw the Inaugural hosting of the Rory Byrne Men’s Senior race which was won by Barry Thornton. Rory was a past member of the club and we are delighted that this race will be incorporated in to our Annual Sports Day programme moving forward.

Congratulations to Barry on a fine race.

The club hosts it’s last main session on Thursday evening before closing for a well deserved break.

Enjoy the Photos here

20 Jun 2015

U12 Relay teams lead the way (with photos)

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A great night out for the even age relays. 

U12 girls: Both made final. 
5th in final. Isabel lynch. Simone towns. Lucy Schwer. Natasha Rolland. 
2nd in final. Sarah OBrien. Beth Carty. Abby Connaughton. Isabel O’brien. 

U12 boys: All made final
7th in final. Harry Casey. Ben Cantwell. Tom Cosgrove. James O’Brien. 
5th. Max Brophy. Joe Sweeney. Doug Walshe. Patrick o’Donnell
3rd. Ciaran Patchell. Louis Dignam. Oliver Coffey. Denis Gilvesky. 

The U14 boys team of Evan, James, Seb and Cianan were 5th in their final  


Report by Peter Cosgrove

18 Jun 2015

Blackrock A.C Sports Day 2015

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When: This Sunday 21 June 2015
Where: Carysfort Park – Leave The Car At Home If You Can
Who: Open to Friends, Family, Cousines & Invited Clubs
How: Registration From 10:30am – €3 per Athlete – Races 11am SHARP!
ALL Offers of Home Cooked Bite Size Goodies Very Welcome;
Pack Up The Picnic, Parents, Grandparents etc. and We’ll See You Bright and Early in the Park!
Lots of Help Needed with Marshalling, Officiating at Turbo Javelin, Coffee Shop etc.
Schedule of Events incl. Sprints, Middle Distance & Turbo Javelin.
Includes Coaches/Adults/Parents 800m Race at 12:15pm – Entry On The Start Line!
Registration Opens 10:30am – First Races 11:00am SHARP!
> Last Session Thurs 25 June 2015
> Start Back Thurs 20 August 2015
Blackrock A.C. – Running Since 1944
Blackrock Athletic Club
15 Jun 2015

Good form continues for AmyRose & Sarah at Dublin Championships as Relay teams put in great performances

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Our good form continued on Friday night with individual titles for both AmyRose Farrell (U16) and Sarah Healy (U15) over 1500m. Both girls had contrasting wins with Sarah leading from the gun in convincing fashion and AmyRose closing out with an emphatic last 400m. Well done to both girls. Read more

07 Jun 2015

Action packed weekend for our athletes at the Dublin Club Championships (with Photos)

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It was a roller coaster weekend for our Juvenile athletes, We had it all !! Individual titles for Emma O’Brien, Natasha Rolland, Sarah O’Brien, Sarah Healy, Pappy Tucker and Denis Gilevskiy, photo finishes, cry off’s, injuries, athletes returning to club colours after some time, a bit of controversy and above all…… Official/ Electronic timing in place!!……what was all the fuss about ?

Well done to the Dublin County Board on the use of official/ electronic timing over the weekend. It was great to see the various athletes, coaches and spectators comparing their times in heats and qualification opportunities. Surely this has to become a permanent fixture moving forward. It can only help all involved. Read more