Archive for June, 2016

28 Jun 2016

AmyRose & Lara shine at Tailteann games

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Congratulations to AmyRose Farrell who closed out her 2015/16 season with another victory over 3000m in the Tailteann games on Saturday last. AmyRose was in fine form taking up the running over the last 500m and securing the title for Leinster in the provincial competition. She will now go on to represent Ireland in the SIAB T&F Championships in Kent on July 16th.

Lara Gilespie was also taking part and narrowly missed out on a podium finish in a pulsating 800m race but got a well deserved medal when running a fine leg for the victorious girls 4 x 300m relay team.

Both girls played starring roles in helping Leinster retain the Girls provincial team title.

28 Jun 2016

Final day summary at the Dublin Club relays

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Report by Barry Thornton:

Well done to all 20 children who competed in relays tonight.  Everyone ran well and baton changes were excellent..
We had two girls teams and our A team narrowly missed out on getting into the final by half a second (again!).
We had three boys teams.  Our A and B both qualified for the final and the A team just missed a medal, coming fourth.  
28 Jun 2016

Club summer holidays and training details

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The club is now closed for the summer months for all Juvenile age categories. 

Senior Women/ Men and Fit4Life groups will continue as per normal times.

20 Jun 2016

Mr Paddy Craddock RIP

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Paddy Craddock RIP
Blackrock Athletic Club Life Member, Former Coach
& Founder of the Club’s Ladies Section
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Paddy Craddock, life member of Blackrock Athletic Club, founder of the Ladies Section, coach for many years, and father to our own coach, Patricia Craddock-Smith.  May he rest in peace.Tomorrow night’s One Mile Challenge is postponed to a later date as a mark of respect.  Patricia and her family are in our hearts and minds and our deepest condolences on the passing of her loving father Paddy Craddock.  Funeral details will follow.

Father-and-daughter team Paddy Craddock & Patricia Craddock-Smith have been with the club since the very beginning.  Paddy joined Blackrock Athletic Club in 1955 when he was 20 years of age while Patricia joined in 1969 at the age of 11.  Together they have given over 100 years of service to the club as long-time athletes, club coaches, club administrators, club delegates and race officials   Paddy was a veteran of many marathons and had run the first 30 (Thirty!) Dublin City Marathons.  He also competed for Ireland at numerous Masters International Cross Country Competitions.

13 Jun 2016

Jordan & Evan secure Dublin titles over the weekend

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Another busy weekend with the relays/ 1500m on in Santry on Friday evening followed by the Hurdles, sprints and Field events in Irishtown on Saturday. Congrats to Jordan Mynes (U14 1500m) and Evan Walshe (U15 Sprint Hurdles and the Walk!!!) in securing Dublin titles. We also had a total of 8 teams! competing in the Girls/ Boys U13 relays on Friday last. Well done to all involved.

Results and athletes competing as follows; Read more

13 Jun 2016

Primary Schools update

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Congrats to all our athletes who represented their schools in the recent Cumann Na Mbunscoil Primary Schools competition(s) held in Santry. We had athletes from the following schools: Carysfort NS, St Brigids Cabinteely, Our Lady of Mercy Booterstown, Holly Park Girls & Boys NS, Guardian Angels and Scoil San Treasa.

Well done again…..