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Rock n Roll Half Marathon PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:13
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:- Athletics Ireland are seeking volunteers to steward for a few hours (in the morning) at the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Dublin on Monday August 4th. Last year we were there from 8.00am to 1.00pm. Athletics Ireland will pay the club €30 for every volunteer, so this could be a nice fundraiser. Athletes under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. As many of our senior athletes are taking part in this race, volunteers can cheer them on while raising money for the club. If you are interested in helping out, please call/text Tracy on 083-3265877 or Kevin on 087-6919191
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:33
Summer Camp PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 July 2014 13:37

Don't forget our Athletics Summer Camp takes place on the following weeks:

(1) July 28th - Aug 1st 10.00am to 2.00pm.

(2) Aug 5th - Aug 8th 10.00am to 3.00pm.

(3) Aug 18th - 22nd 10.00am - 2.00pm.

Cost of camp is €50 per week and is open to members and non-members aged 6-14. All events will be covered over the course of the week - distance, sprints, walks, hurdles, jumps & throws. If you would like to reserve a place or want further info please call/text Sandra on 0876368289 or Tracy on 083-3265877

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 13:43
Leinster Track & Field Results PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 July 2014 10:59

The Leinster Track & Field season came to a close last Sunday with the U.14 to U.19 athletes competing in Tullamore. Celbridge athletes put in some great performances and saw a number of Leinster medals coming back to Celbridge. First mention must go to Ikenna Kluczenko who took the Long Jump Leinster Gold with a jump of 6.59m followed by Bronze in the 100m and 200m. Also on the track George Lowen took Silver in the U.14 800m & 1500m races. Elaine Wilson and Eoin Hill competed in the hurdles and Elaine brought home Bronze in the 250m hurdles while Eoin brought home Bronze in the 100m Hurdles.

The race walkers are making a name for themselves in Leinster with medals for all competitors Seodin Kavanagh took her first Leinster medal with a Bronze in the U.14 2K with Niamh O'Connor taking Gold in the U.15 2K and beating her sisters time to make it a Competition Best Performance when she finished in 9.52sec with Anna Bourke taking the Silver in the U.15 race to put two Celbridge athletes on the podium. In the U.18 3K we again had two athletes on the podium together with Sinead O'Connor taking the Silver medal and Karen Bourke taking the Bronze medal. Andrew Carroll completed the race walking medal haul when he took the Gold in the U.16 3K walk.

In the field events Emmet Stout took the U.17 Leinster title in the discus with a throw of 37.22 while Michelle O'Dea took the U.18 discus title with a throw of 23.92. Jonathan Landy took the U.16 High Jump Gold with a jump of 1.76 while Laura Quigley took two field medals with Bronze in the Shot Putt and Bronze in the Javelin.

Other athletes who put in great performances for the club but were unlucky to be outside the medals included Nathan Parameswaren tho took part in the U.14 75M hurdles and finished in 6th place while Akash Mathew finished in 7th place in the same race. Ruth Dwyer took part in the U.15 Javelin and finished in 6th place with a throw of 23.86m. Beulah Ezeugo took part in the 100m sprint and Discus and performed very well with a time of 13.77 for the 100m.

In one of the last events of the day Aoibhin Lenehan, Laura Quigley, Aoife Tynan and Katie Quigley took part in the 4x100m U.17 relay and brought home Silver medals, well done to all the Celbridge athletes who took part in the Leinster Competition you should be very proud of your performance. We are hoping to see more young athletes competing in the Leinster Track & Field next year.      

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 11:23
Celbridge AC 5K 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 25 May 2014 11:07


"Probably the best and fastest 5k Road Race in Leinster," Irish Runner Magazine.   

The Annual Celbridge 5K will take place again this year on Sunday, 24th of August. Total entry is €15 with a generous goody bag. This race is suitable for people of all fitness levels. It caters for people who wish to walk or jog 5k, Fit4Life athletes, Couch To 5K and club athletes. Children are welcome to take part in the Kids Dash prior to the race. There will be spot prizes and cash prizes. It starts and finishes in the grounds of Castletown House. It is an extremely fast and flat 5K Road Race. Many a PB has been set on this course.

It is always a great family day with a kids dash before the main race (medals for all). There will also be a DJ present to provide music and entertainment in the courtyard and a few kids' mascot favourites will be around for photo opportunities.

Event schedule and times: 

Race starts @ 10.30am.

Kids Dash @ 10.00am.

Parking available but locals are encouraged to walk. To register click here.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 May 2014 20:58
2nd Round Kildare Championship PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 12 May 2014 14:13

The second round of the Kildare Track & Field Championship took place in Celbridge on Sunday. The weather did us no favours with showers and strong winds most of the day, however it did not put off the athletes and Celbridge AC had many athletes on the podium. Niamh Gannon was on the podium twice, with a Bronze medal in the 100m and bronze in Turbo Javelin. Hanna Kearns took two gold medals, under 13 High jump and Shot with Sarah Rose Merrick joining her on the podium taking the Silver in the Shot Putt and Bronze in the High Jump.

In the under 17 hurdles the club took the gold and silver in a very tight competition Laura Quigley crossed the line just ahead of Elaine Wilson. Hanna Aspel also took a Hurdle medal with Bronze at under 13 Hurdles. The Race walkers were again medal winners with Daniel Ecock taking Silver and Adam O'Connor taking Bronze in the under 15 event. In the middle distance Sarah Hayes took a bronze medal in under 16 800m with Jack Kyle and Conor Farrell taking Silver and Bronze in the Junior 1500m. Ikenna Ezeugo and Radek Tyburczy again shared a podium but this time Radek took the gold in the junior 100m and Ikenna took the Silver. Ikenna was again on the podium with Gold in the junior High jump and Shot Putt. Laoise Lenehan took a Bronze in the under 13 200m. On the field Rhea Donnelly and Tara Nevin shared the podium with Rhea taking gold in the under 11 Turbo Javelin and Tara taking Bronze.

When the relays came around the club had two teams on the podium with the under 14 boys team of Akash Matthew, John Grant, Adam O'Connor and Nathan Parameswaran taking Silver medals and the Junior girls team of Aoibhean Lenehan, Katie Quigley, Aoife Tynan and Laura Quigley taking Bronze medals. Well done to all the athletes who competed for Celbridge AC. We now move on to the Leinster Track & Field competition so parents are asked to check out the Athletics Leinster web for dates for competition and make sure athletes tell coaches if they want to take part in the events.              

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 07:57
National League team Selection PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 18:19
The Kildare County Board has decided to enter a male and female team in the up-coming National League Competition, following last years great success when the Male team took Division 1 Gold medals and were promoted to Premier Division it was decided to continue the momentum in the county in order to give the County's athletes the chance to compete against Irelands top athletes in a National Championship. The National League (similar to our own Juvenile County League) sees athletes competing for points over three dates, last years event went to the wire with three teams, Kildare County, Sligo County and Donore Harriers battling out for gold with the Kildare team taking the final relay to win the Division 1 title. Similar to last year Celbridge AC have a number of athletes selected to represent the County, The list has been put on facebook and we are asking athletes to confirm if they are available to compete. This is a great opportunity for young athletes, being selected to represent your County is a sign of the commitment and hard work that these athletes have put in. The club management committee and coaches would like to congratulate all the athletes selected.           
Kildare Championship Results PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 May 2014 09:10

The first round of the Kildare Track & Field Championship took place in Le Cheile on Sunday and Celbridge Athletic Club athletes put in a great performance. First mention must go to the younger athletes who were taking part in their first championship. In the girls long jump u.9 Lily Daniere-Doyle and Niamh Gannon both took medals with Hanna Merrick and Erin Kyle performing well. In the U.9 boy's Turbo jav Josh Fagan, Marks Vilcans, Gavin O'Reilly and Brendan Doyle all performed very well but were outside the medals on this occasion. Making it to the medal podium on a number of occasion Andrew Carroll took Gold in the U.17 walk, Silver in the Shot, Bronze in the High Jump and 800m. Our race walkers must get a mention as they had several clean sweeps with Rebecca Carroll, Eleanor Clancy and Elena O'Toole taking all medals in the U.13 walk and then Niamh O'Connor, Anna Bourke and Seoidin Kavanagh taking the medals in the U.15 walks. Eoin McConnon and Fionn Reilly took Gold and Bronze in the U.13 walk to complete a great day for walk coach Sandra O'Connor. Race Walking is a skill and Sandra coaches some of these athletes on different days to normal coaching to have them up at this standard, if any athlete wants to do race walking they should contact Sandra.

On the track the girls medals were brought back to Celbridge by Anna Barns U.10 80m Silver, Elena O'Toole U.13 600m Bronze and Katie Quigley Bronze in the Junior 100m while the girls field event medals went to Sarah-Rose Merrick and Hannah Kearns took Gold and Silver in the U.13 Long Jump with Elaine Wilson taking Silver in the U.17 High jump. The boy's faired out better this time girls with George Lowen taking Gold in the U.14 800m Kkenna Ezeugo and Radek Tyburczy taking Gold and Silver in the Junior boys 200m, they when on then to take Gold in the Junior Medley Relay with Danny Cahill and Jack Kyle. In the Junior boy's 800m the club had a clean sweep with Jack Kyle taking Gold, Conor Farrell taking Silver and Ciaran O'Connor taking Bronze. While in the field events Ikenna Ezeugo took the Gold in the Junior long jump with Danny Cahill taking Bronze. Callum Breheny took Bronze in the High Jump at U.13 with Nathan Parameswaran taking gold in the U.14 long jump and Jonathan Landy took a Silver in the U.17 High Jump. I think that makes it 14 for the girls with 18 for the boys.

The second round takes place in Celbridge next Sunday starting with the hurdles at 10am sharp. We are asking parents who are available to help out to talk to any coach. We are looking for some nice cakes to sell at the shops and we will be at the track from 9am on Sunday so give the club some support as it is always needed.