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05 Mar 2012

Dublin Indoor championships Sprints and Hurdles

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Once again Tallaght AC played host to the Indoor championships and there was a healthy representation from all the clubs for the Sprint and Hurdles events.

Most of the events involved heats and semi finals and our athletes did us proud.

Under 9’s: Congratulations to Isabel O’Brien who brought home a silver medal and also to Sarah O’Brien who competed in this race. In the boys race Doug Walshe (4th), Neal McCarvill (7th) and Fionn Boyd (6th) all made the final. Well done to our U 9’s. This was their first event of the year and it was a great effort.

Under10’s: Well done to Emma O’Brien who brought home a gold medal in a wonderful race. Emily McAleese also competed here amd made the semi finals. Well done girls.
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27 Feb 2012

Relay squads fly the flag

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Our relay squads were in action on Saturday last at a sunny Tallaght Athletic Club. All six teams entered made the finals in what was truly a collective performance.

The spirts were high in the Blackrock camp when our U10 girls managed to secure a bronze medal with an exciting final leg. The young guns set down the marker for the rest of our squads to follow. For various reasons this squad only came together last week so this was a great team performance. Well done girls

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20 Feb 2012

Good luck Maria…

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Our best wishes go to Maria Walsh who is emigrating to New Zealand on Thursday next. Maria was a staunch member of our Junior club over many years and won numerous honours at both county and national level.  She also gained selection on the Irish Junior cross country team.

We wish you every success in your new venture from all at Blackrock Athletic Club.

Tom Kelly     

19 Feb 2012

Blackrock Athletic Club back in action……

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The long wait was over and the Indoor championships commenced at Tallaght Athletic Club on Saturday last with the middle distance and field events. The squad had some last minute casualties due to illness but we still had a strong representation. Whilst the conditions were less than ideal for middle distance running, the team performed very well and gained valuable experience for the remainder of the Indoor competitions and the full track and field season ahead. Two of our athletes (Sarah Healy & Tommy O’Brien) have qualified for the National Indoor Championships which will be held in March. The Nationals are for athletes from age groups U12- U18.

The Indoor fixtures continue this weekend with a full Relay programme (Saturday 25th February, Tallaght Athletic Club @ 1 pm)

Finally, we would like to thank Tallaght Athletic Club for their warm reception and excellent organsiation on the day.

Please see the full results here

14 Feb 2012

Dublin Indoor Championships: Tallaght AC Saturday 18th February 2012

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All athletes competing on Saturday 18th February should be at the track for 11.15 am.  The events for this Saturday will be middle distance from U’9’s to U18’s

Good luck to all of those participating.

 

30 Jan 2012

Sarah Healy takes Gold in the All Ireland Cross-Country

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Sarah Healy Takes Gold in the All Ireland Cross-Country

Our own Sarah Healy took Gold in the  All-Ireland Cross Country Championships this morning in The Curragh! In a highly competitive race Sarah led from the start and showed great tenacity and courage in holding off a strong late finish from her nearest rival to clinch the Gold medal. It was indeed an epic battle.

Sarah also led home the Dublin team in finishing first in the team event.

Congratulations to Sarah for all her hard work and training.