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Monday, 14 April 2014 14:58

We had another busy weekend of athletics with all age groups in action, first mention must go to the senior endurance group athletes who travelled to take part in the London Marathon and some fabulous times were secured with Martin Hoare finishing just behind Mo Farah in a time of 2.38, Philip Niland finished in 2.52, Peter Donohoe 2.59 and Jay Carraher 3.17. We also saw a team take part in the National Road Relay Championships which took place in Raheny Dublin, this was the first time that the club has sent a team to the Road Relay Championship so congrautlations to the four lads, Jason Miley, Conor Burke, David O'Connor and James Hoare. This year they were outside the medal but next year the club hopes to be closer to the podium. Our juvenile athletes travelled to the Crookstown Open Day and it was great to see the younger and older athletes competing at this event, there are some great photos on the facebook page of medal winners and competitior. It is great to see young athletes competing alongside older athletes and coaches at these events. Our next competition will be the Kildare League Round 2 for athletes up to the age Under 16. This competition will take place in Celbridge on Wednesday 23rd starting at 7pm. The club has huge numbers of athletes taking part in training every Tuesday and Thursday as this competition is on home soil it is expected that all registered athletes will turn up and compete for the club. We are presently in 3rd place after the first round so lets put in the effort and try move up a place.         

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 15:21
 
Weekend Results update PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 March 2014 12:34

We had an excellent weekend of sport last weekend which saw our senior athletes travel down to Ballycotton 10mile road race and three athletes came back with the coveted race t-shirt which is only given out to the first 100 to cross the line, David O'Connor finished in 57.49, Philip Niland in 58.06 and Peter Donohue in 1.01, the other athletes to complete the course included Barry Dunleavy in 1.22 Darren Foster 1.06 David Clancy 1.05 Frank McDonald 1.08 Katie Byrne 1.14 Kevin Ecock 1.18.

In the juvenile section we had a huge number of athletes taking part in the Leinster Indoor Championships some of the younger athletes who were running in their first competition in the indoor venue in Athlone performed very well so we will give them a mention first Elena O'Toole, Olivia Roland, Eimer Howard, Leah Murphy, Ellen Gannon, Ella Copeland, Eleanor Clancy, Caoimhe May, Precious Kluczenko, Sam McElligiot all wore the Celbridge singlet with pride and coaches and officials said it was great to see the young athletes competing, older athletes who have been to the venue before also put in some great performances, Hanna Aspel ran a great 60m sprint, Rebecca Carroll, Amy Gallagher, Sophie Tynan, Korbyn Flanagan, Cillian Devlin, John Grant, Nathan Paramsewaren, Calum Breheny all put in some excellent performance and coaches said it wont be long before they are taking medals. The older athletes who did reach the medal podium included Laura Quigley who brought home two medals one in Shot Putt and one in High Jump, Andrew Carroll took a medal in the High Jump and in an  earlier competition he took a medal in the race walk competition as did Jack Kyle who took a Silver medal in the 800m having taken a Silver in the 1500m a few weeks ago. Ikenna Klucaenko took a Silver in the long jump with Katie Quigley and Michelle O'Dea taking a Bronze in their age group in the Long Jump. Elaine Wilson took a Bronze in the 60m Hurdles with Sarah Rose Merrick taking a Bronze in the High Jump, Hanna Kearns taking a Bronze in the Shot Putt. Some other athletes who made it to the final of the 60m race which is always a great achievement included Radyk Tybursey and Ikenna Klucaenko who made it to the final of the U.18 race Katie Quigley and Aoibhin Lenehan who made it to the final of the under 17 60m and Beaula Klucaenko who made it to the final of the under 16 60m. These athletes will now take part in the National Indoor Cahmpionships in two weeks time.

Over in the Isle of Man Sinead O'Connor and Niamh O'Connor both were taking part in the Isle of Man international Race Walking competition and both came home with Silver medals from the event so well done to both athletes.          

 
REGISTRATION IS OVERDUE PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 January 2014 09:33

Important Notice: Parents/Athletes registration for 2014 is now overdue, athletes who have not completed the registration form and selected a payment option are not insured to take part in training and are not able to enter competitions. Treasurer Tracy Minnock will be at the track on Thursday 30th and Tuesday 4th for any enquiries and to assist/advise with selection of payment options. Every parent/athlete needs to complete a registration form each year even if payment option direct debit is selected as the club needs to have up-to-date contact details for all athletes and the registration form also serves as a contract between the athlete and the club ensuring understanding of and compliance with club rules.      

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:12
 
News from the A.G.M PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 January 2014 21:38
Celbridge Athletic Club A.G.M took place on Wednesday last and following nominations a number of new people were elected to the management committee: Chairperson Barry Murphy, Deputy Chair Kevin Ecock, Secretary Rebecca Gannon, Competition Sec Kate Carroll, Treasurer Tracy Minnock, Assistant Treasurer Adrienne Grant, P.R.O Michael Tynan, Child Welfare Officer (F) Mary Dwyer, (M) Jay Carragher, Development Officer David O'Connor Coaches Rep Sandra O'Connor and Parent Group co-ordinator Deirdre Crooke. Outgoing Chairperson Kieron Stout said that it was fabulous to see large numbers in attendance at the A.G.M and also to see that members were so willing to put themselves forward for nomination, Kieron went on to say he will be available at any time to assist the new committee in any way possible. P.R.O Michael Tynan thanked Kieron for all the years of hard work that he and also Anne Clarke and Shane O'Dea had put in while serving on the committee.      
 
IMPORTANT CLUB NEWS PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 December 2013 16:36

We must send our congratulations to Bernie Kavanagh who has been selected to assist with a Leinster Middle Distance Performance Squad which has been set up by Athletics Ireland and Leinster Development Officer Brian Dowling. Bernie ran 800m/1500m during her running career and with some success, she still holds a top 20 time of 2:03:69 for 800m and has recently completed Level 2 training in Endurance Running with Athletics Ireland. Bernie will be part of the team which will be tasked with offering assistance to talented young Middle Distance athletes from the Leinster region, these young athlete will be monitered over the next three years to try and develop Middle Distance and assist the athletes in the move into elite Junior Middle distance at National level. This is a fantastic oppertunity both for Bernie and for Celbridge AC to have a coach at this level. Well done Bernie. Both Athletics Leinster and Athletics Ireland have articles on the Middle Distance Performance Squad, Click on the link to read.  

Congratulations must also go to the men and women from the club who ran a fantastic Senior Cross Country on Sunday last in Castletown. The Women ran a 4K course and the Celbridge women were just outside medal position in 4th place. The men's team ran over a 10K course and the Celbridge men successfully ran and took Silver team medals, well done to all the Celbridge men who ran it was a fantastic turnout.

Following the Senior Cross Country the Senior Kildare Athlete of the year was announced and Celbridge AC had more to celebrate with two Celbridge athletes taking the titles, Vivian Fleischer got the Female Senior Kildare athlete and Simon Munro took the male title, well done to both athletes it is great to see the club Senior section showing such strenght as the young athlets look up to the older athletes for guidance going into the future.

The club have organise two fundraisers for the next two weekends with a collection at the new Supervalu this Saturday 7th and a bag pack in association with Irish Cancer Society on Friday13th Sat 14th in Tesco, we need all club members to step up to the mark and give an hour in order to get some much needed funds in for the club, give Tracy Minnock a text 083 3265877 or e-mail her This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 17:12
 
More Qualified Coaches at Celbridge AC PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:25

Last weekend saw a number of Celbridge Athletic Club coaches finish their Athletic Ireland Coaching courses. Ana O'Toole and John Wildrum completed the Level 1 Coaching course. This level introduces the coach to all disciplines of athletics including all throws and jumps as well as sprint/hurdles and endurance run's. Anne Wilson, Mary Dwyer and Michael Tynan completed the Level 2 Sprint/Hurdles coaching course, this course sees coaches receiving an indept qualification in sprinting and hurdling. The coaches have given up three weekends of their time to attend these coaching courses and the management committee and other coaches appriciate the time and dedication that the coaches put in for the club. Over the next few months two further coaching courses will be completed by the club coaches, Steffen Fleischer and Sandra O'Connor have both been accepted to the Level 3 coaching course which is being held by Athletics Ireland, this coaching course is equivalent to an International Amature Athletics Federation (IAAF) level 4 course, this is a very high standard of coaching being provided by Celbridge AC and the coaches must be applauded for giving such time to complete these courses. At this standard coaches could coach at an international level. Bernie Kavanagh who last year completed the Level 2 coaching course specialising in endruance running has been asked to assist Athletics Leinster with a Leinster Middle Distance Performance Squad which will see selected athletes from all over Leinster getting together over the next three years to develop middle distance running in the provience. As a young athlete Bernie competed with some success at this level and ran against athletes such as Sonia O'Sullivan. This is a fantastic oppertunity for Bernie and also for the club and we congratulate Bernie on this selection. Celbridge Athletic Club always welcome new coaches and we work closely with Athletics Ireland to give new coaches the education that they need to train all athletes at the club. If you feel that you could give an hour a week to coaching at the club do not hesitate to talk to an of the coaches or committee members.     

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 11:32
 
Club Hoodies/Singlets PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 November 2010 19:16
Celbridge AC Hoodies and Singlets will be available from Michael Tynan. Please contact him on 087-2655433 or via e-mail on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to place an order.  
Last Updated on Sunday, 27 January 2013 20:59