Archive for June, 2017

26 Jun 2017

Big performances over the weekend from our athletes in Santry, Belfast and Watford (with photos)

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We had some outstanding performances by our Athletes on Saturday as the T&F season continues to gather momentum towards some notable European and SIAB competitions over the next three/ four weeks.

Both Sarah Healy (1500m) and Amy Rose Farrell (3000m) notched up A qualifying standards WITH five other athletes (Robyn, Lara, Roisin, Beth & Oisin) shining in the colours of Leinster at the Tailteann Interprovincial games in Santry. Read more

26 Jun 2017

Dublin Juvenile Relay Championships (with Pictures)

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Once again we had a big turn out in all the age groups at the Dublin Relays held over the last 7 days in Tallaght and Irishtown. We had an incredible six teams competing in the U13 age group and five teams competing in the U14 age group. Well done to all our athletes and coaches in getting the teams ready for these races.

Results and teams as follows:

U12 age group:

U12 Girls 1st place: Libby O Gorman, Ruby Mullen, Annalie McMahon and Grace O’Connor

U12 Boys 1st in heat but lost out on a final place: Donal Martin, Jack Fairmaner, Louis Bolger and Paul Sweeney

U13 age group:

In the U13’s we had a total of six teams competing which was a great effort by all involved. The teams were as follows:

U13 Boys 3rd in the final: Robert O’Brien, Killian Curran, Luke Kirkland, Shane van Zuydam, Andrew Quinn and Steven Flaherty

U13 B boys: Matthew Slevin, Tim O’Sullivan, Patrick White and Luke Fitzgerald

U13 C boys: Ziyad Omar, Tom O’Connor, Matt Jordan and Niall O’Shea

U13 A girls: Ella Cowman, Anna McCarthy, Niamh Walshe, Laura Hegarty, Lauren O’Donoghue and Ella Bolger

U13 B girls: Hannah O’Brien, Amelie Cafferky, Sophie Maher and Grace Naughton

U13 C girls: Amelia Axelsson, Ciara Thornton, Siobhan O’Shea and Dara Smyth

U14 age group:

In the U14’s we had a total of five teams competing which was a great effort by all involved. The teams were as follows:

U14 A girls 5th in the final: Sarah O’Brien, Isabel O’Brien, Grace Cawley & Beth Carty

U14 B girls were on track to make the final until they dropped the baron- unlucky girls!!: Lauren Walsh, Luch Schwer, Simone Town and Ciara Dunne

U14 C girls: Kate Haugh, Meadhbh Doyle, Sophie Rhatigan and Helen Cawley

U14 A boys- made the final: Ruben Bolger, Enda Kickham, Doug Walshe and Ciaran Patchell

U14 B boys: Charlie Bastow, Robert O’Brien, Joe Sweeney and James O’Brien

U14 C boys- made the final: John Guilbert, Sam O’Kelly, Killian Curran and Yuri Cox

In the U16 Boys we welcomed back Mark O’Brien, who was making his first appearance with the club after three years out. It was great to see him back in the club vest and the lads performed very well having only got together before the race itself. Well done to the team of Evan Walshe, Mark O’Brien, Pappy Tucker and Cianan Martin



26 Jun 2017

Dublin Graded Meet series 5

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Congrats to Sarah Healy (winner of the Womens A race/ 800m) and Jack Moraghan (Mens A race 7th) on fine performances at the Dublin Graded Meet Series 5 which took place in Tallaght AC last week.

14 Jun 2017

Weekend round up: Strong performances over the three days @ the Dublin Championships (Provisional results)

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Dublin Juvenile performances & results (provisional):

Congratulations to Robyn O’Brien (U18 200m), Daniel Schwer (U12 Javelin) and Denis Gilevskiy (U14 200m/800m) on Dublin titles. 

We had a great turn out over the last three days and some really good performances.

In the U12’s/ 2004: Libby O’Gorman made it to the final of the Long Jump and both Libby and Grace O’Connor made it to the final of the 60m and came 5th and 7th respectively. (Annalie McMahon very close in semis to qualification). Luke Moraghan got to the semis of the boys 60m and Sean O’Riagain qualified for the final of the 600m but couldn’t make it back on the Saturday. In the boys U12 Javelin, we had Daniel Schwer (1st) and Jack Fairmaner (3rd). Well done to the lads.

In the U13’s/ 2005’s: we had solid efforts from: 4th Anna McCarthy (shot), Ciara Thornton (javelin), Killian Curran (long jump and hurdles), 5th Killian Curran (80m), Shane van Zuydam (600m) and 6th Tim O’Sullivan (shot).  

In the U14’s + older: Ciara Dunne, Simone Towns and Issy O’Brien all performed extremely well in the 200m and 800m events. Doug Walshe picked up a bronze in the U14 Javelin and Ruben Manson won a bronze in the Hurdles in the same category. Cianan Martin had a fine 3rd place in the boys U16 LJ. Jack Moraghan also had a fine showing making the boys U17 400m as well as competing in the 800m. Spare a thought for Pappy Tucker who was a comfortable qualifier in the boys U16 200m heats only to be disqualified for a false start in the final. Robyn O’Brien (200m) and Denis Gilevskiy (200m/800m) were outstanding over the three days in their respective events taking individual titles.

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14 Jun 2017

Weekend round up: Blackrock athletes impress @ IMC in Irishtown

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The T&F season continues in full flow with a host of competitions over the weekend making it a busy few days for athletes and supporters:


Amy Rose Farrell and Sarah Healy were both in action at the IMC on Saturday in Irishtown. Sarah was competing in the 800m A race and notched up yet another fantastic time of 2.09 which is comfortably inside the European Youths standard and a B Standard for the Euro U20’s.

Amy Rose made a welcome return to action and won the 3k in 9.48. It was a great performance given it was her first outing in four months. The race was set up for a sub 9.40 time for a few of the athletes competing (Amy Rose already has the qualifying time for the Euro U20’s with 9.35) but very windy conditions but paid to that. 

Well done to both girls.


11 Jun 2017

Senior Womens’ Update

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Congratulations to all BAC women who competed in the mini marathon on June 5th. In the Senior Women’s section we had 6 participants this year:

Patricia O’Neill 53.02
Eileen O’Sullivan and sister Maureen Walsh 57.35
Sinead Howard 1.01.42
Eileen Butler 1.02.35
Deirdre Timoney 1.18.22
Mary Butler and sister Denise Brady 1.19.39.

And congratulations to all Senior Women and friends who took part in other recent races. Some highlights below:

Wexford Relay Marathon, June 11: Michelle Langan, Michelle Tracy, Tara Cooke and Richard. Team time: 3:42:51, 13th team home out of 31 teams.
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