Archive for January, 2018

29 Jan 2018

Table Quiz night

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On behalf of the club, we would like to thank all of those who took part in our Annual Table Quiz last Friday night in Blackrock tennis club. Once again, we had large numbers and an exciting finale with no fewer then four teams separated by three points at the finish. “Team 7”, led by Paul Sweeney scooped this year’s overall prize. Congrats!

We would also like to thank our main sponsor, Covanta & Dublin Waste to Energy for their generosity and to KBC Bank for their generous sponsorship of the team prizes.

Thanks to all……



29 Jan 2018

East Leinster schools XC update & NIA Live

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The East Leinster schools XC took place last Thursday in Avondale with a host of our club athletes taking part. Congratulations to Sarah Healy (Holy Child Killiney/ Senior Girls) and Oisin Kelly (Newpark CS/ Senior Boys) on fine performances and East Leisnter titles. Well done to both athletes.

We also had strong performances from Lucy Schwer (HCK/ 11th Girls Junior), Aoife Linane (St Andrews/ Inter girls), Simone Towns (Rathdown/ Minor girls), Sarah Flaherty (St Andrews/ Inter girls), Amy Rose Farrell (Mount Anville/ Senior girls 2nd place), Lara Gilespie (Wesley College/ Senior girls 7th place and first team), James O’Brien (Oatlands/ Junior boys 11th place), Sam O’Kelly (Oatlands/ Junior boys) and Doug Walshe (St Benildus/ Junior boys).

Top 15 individual and Top 3 teams go forward to the Leinster schools in Santry in a few weeks. Well done to all.

Jack Moraghan was also in action on Thursday last at the NIA Live event in Abbotstown where he narrowly missed out on first place in the Mens 800m race. Well done to Jack on a fine run.

19 Jan 2018

Senior Womens Update

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Congratulations to all BAC women who competed in the Dublin Masters cross country 3k in Raheny on January 7th:

O/55 team:
Eva Fairmaner 16.01 3rd team O/55
Clare Morgan 16.08 3rd team O/55, 4th finisher O/55
Patricia Forde 16.13 3rd team O/55
Mary Butler 16.21 3rd team O/55, 1st finisher O/60
Jennifer Lee 16.54 3rd team O/55
O/35 team:
Dervla Batt 15.39
Rachel Kiely 15.49
Marie Therese McCoy 15.56
Lorraine Kenny 19.00

Well done to all Senior Women who competed in races through the winter to date. Some highlights below:
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09 Jan 2018

Medal success for Blackrock A.C. at the Dublin Masters Cross County 2018

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Medal success for Blackrock A.C. at the Dublin Masters Cross County 2018 (Report by Gerry Flaherty)
A wonderful and historic day at St. Anne’s Park with 450 completing the Women’s and Men’s Masters races and with 29 members competing for Blackrock A.C in four teams, the highest ever participation from the club in any cross country race. 
First up was the ladies race over 2 laps and although the course was fairly solid, everyone found it tough. Dervla Batt had a fabulous strong run and led the club home followed closely by Rachel Kiely and Marie Therese McCoy. Great news at the end when it was announced that the Ladies F50 team (Eva, Clare, Patricia and Mary) had finished third and that Mary Butler was first in her age category. 

The Men’s race was held soon after over four tough laps with 280 competing in the race. Read more

02 Jan 2018

Training details January 2018

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Juvenile section (some key dates):

  • Sunday 7th January club starts back  @ 10.30 am in Carysfort Park
  • Thursday 11th January club starts back @ 7 pm in St Andrews College
  • Sunday 14th & 21st January @ 10.30 am in Tallaght AC

Other Groups/ Senior Section:

  • As per existing arrangements