Friday, 28 August 2015


Come Join Our Club “ Open Night”

The club will be hosting its annual Open Night in the Community Centre (Gael Scoil) on Wednesday 23rd September at 7.30 pm.

This evening is open to everyone interested in running at whatever level. The training schedule will be outlined and our beginners group will be introduced. This is a group especially designed to cater for people who have not run before or run very little. Most of last year’s “Beginners Group” not only ran 5Km by Christmas they went on to run the Ballycotton 10 Mile in March.

But whatever you might want is catered for and there is absolutely no pressure put on anyone to race if they don’t want to as you are encouraged to progress at your own pace.

There are huge advantages in joining a club not least the friends you make and the advice you get. Donie Walsh is a full time fully qualified coach working with the club. Donie has vast experience having represented Ireland at Olympic level and as everyone says about Donie’s coaching “he is as interested and helpful to the slowest runners as he is to the fastest”. He is assisted by trainer/coaches Edmond, Vincent and Danny.

The vast experience and advice available is invaluable in helping people run properly and avoid injury.

Another huge benefit is that you will be covered by AAI insurance whilst training and racing once you join the club. (You don’t drive without insurance so why run without insurance ?.).

For the more experienced runner you will be able to train with people of your own level and go on the weekend runs with the various groups which makes a big difference to running alone.

There is also almost automatic entry to the Ballycotton 10 ( you have about three weeks to enter) and avoid the rush of the “one day online entry” where you join the thousands of other non AAI club runners trying to get in.

So please feel free to come along on Wednesday 23rd Sept at 7.30 you will be under no obligation to join and you can even try one FREE session before deciding to join.

Any enquiries contact 0872403940 or email

Longford Result

Fionan O'hAodain who today Sunday ran the Longford Marathon came home in a brilliant 3.51.Considering his last outing at this distance was in October last where he ran 4.28 this is a massive improvement and augers well for him in Dublin next October. Proving once again that putting in the work and listening to the correct advice pays off. Well done Fionan I know everyone in the club are delighted for you.

Cill Na Martra

Well done to Eugene McCarthy who won the 5Km race in Cill Na Marta last Tuesday evening in a time of 17.32.

Magic Night Magic Mile

A fantastic evening was had at the club’s Annual Barbecue held in Murph’s East Ferry on Saturday evening where the results of our Magic Mile Series were announced and prizes awarded. The fastest man was Brian Harty whilst the fastest woman was Eileen Leahy. Most improved athletes over the series were David O’Sullivan and Anne Marie Perry. A great night was had by all with super food and music by Paul Casey and Jason Perry. A huge thank you to Bernie Twomey who managed to organise the whole event and also to Alan Kelleher and Anna Doris who assisted her. Also to Rod Scanlan, Andre Brodkorb and Donie Walsh who co ordinated the Magic Mile Series. So great to see the club out for a night together enjoying ourselves and having fun.

Barbacue URGENT

The barbecue is almost full so please if interested contact Bernie or myself 0872403940 asap also if your name is down and you cannot attend please let us know.

Best of luck to Fionan O hAodain who will be running the Longford Marathon on Sunday, He has put in lots of hard work for it so hopefully it will pay off. Also to Don Ryan who is doing a tri Athlon on Sat, and to everyone else running this weekend. Remember if you don't let us know we cannot let the rest of the club know. So info to

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