Mark Cafferkey

Mark Cafferkey – Chairperson

Ray Murphy

Ray Murphy – Secratary

I joined the Men’s section in Blackrock AC in 2017 and the committee as secretary in 2020. It has been great to train with the club and participate in various race events. My role as secretary is to ensure that meetings happen, run smoothly and are well recorded, to manage transfers and other admin for the club. I sometimes sneakily have a game of indoor soccer on the side!

Gráinne Stafford

Gráinne Stafford – Treasurer

I joined Blackrock Athletic club about 6 years ago when one of my children joined the club. The whole family has now joined the club, and love being members. I am the club’s treasurer. I am responsible for the safekeeping of the club’s funds, recording all income and expenditure, and maintaining accurate financial records.

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Audrey Burns – Juvenile Captain

Gerry Flaherty

Gerry Flaherty- Registrar and Fit4Life Leader

As well as managing club registrations and admissions to Blackrock A.C. Gerry is also the Fit4Life Leader, responsible for organising group training sessions and events throughout the year.

He joined Blackrock A.C. in 2001 and has been a committee member for about 10 years

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Paul Hunt – Junior Captain

Rob Asher Blackrock AC

Rob Asher – Men’s Captain

I joined Blackrock AC in 2016 and took on the role of Men’s Captain in 2020. My role is to ensure the smooth running of the men’s section (Senior and Masters) and working closely with other sections of the club to help where possible. This includes coaching structures, deciding which races and events we target and putting training plans together for our Tuesday evening workouts and Sunday morning long runs.

I have been a runner for over a decade, covering distances from 5 to 50k. I am predominantly a road runner but I love trail and mountain running too when I get the chance. I am also a very regular participant and volunteer at Parkrun, especially where I live in Cabinteely.

Sinéad Howard – Women’s Captain

I joined Blackrock Athletic Club in 2014 and I run with a great group of ladies three times a week including training sessions in Carysfort Park. I have made some great friends during my time in the club. The women I run with are of different ages, abilities and have their own running goals-so there is something for everyone. I have completed numerous club runs, 10Ks, half-marathons as well as six Dublin City Marathons.

I work closely with the Blackrock A.C. Men’s Captain in organising club runs, attending Committee meetings, preparing Women’s running activity reports for the club website and ensuring correct coaching structures are in place.

James Dowling Blackrock A.C

James Dowling – Communications

I joined Blackrock A.C. just over three years ago and the committee in 2020. My responsibilities have been the redevelopment and maintenance of the Blackrock A.C. website, mailshots and scheduling content on our website and social media is also part of what I do.

In addition I help promote ad-hoc initiatives as they arise.

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Janice Kelly – Child Welfare Officer

ruth kennedy

Ruth Kennedy – Facilities

My role is facilities officer. I look after the clubhouse, ordering equipment and bookings of training venues for the junior section of the club.

As well as being a keen runner myself my children are junior members who love athletics.