GDPR Update

To all members….

As you may know the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018. Portmarnock Athletic Club is working to ensure we are GDPR compliant. We are also drawing up a GDPR policy for the club as well as an inventory of data held by the club, and by third parties, for the legitimate purposes of carrying out the club’s activities. 

If you have concerns or questions please email

Record number of entries for Indoors

Portmarnock AC had their biggest number of entries this year into the Dublin Juvenile Indoor championships, including 15 relay teams up to the age of u15. 

Thanks to all the coaches and parents  for encouraging so many of our athletes to take part and for helping out over the 4 days of competition. 

For many of our young athletes this was their first experience of competition. We hope it was a good one and that they continue to participate and grow with the club.

We can safely say that they did themselves, their families and their club proud. As a famous coach always says: “they can give themselves a pat on the back!”

Medal winners as follows:

Grace McKeever u19: Gold shot; Silver long jump; Silver 60m Hurdles

Harry McKeogh u18: Gold 60m Hurdles

Michael Farrelly u17: Gold 60m; Gold 200m

Felix García Pérez u17: Bronze Long Jump

Eoin Kelly u16: Silver Shot

Jack O¹Connell u15: Gold 800m; Silver Long Jump

Shane Patterson u15: 4th Long Jump

Matthew O¹Donnell u14: Bronze 60m

Cormac Ryan u14: Bronze 1000m Walk

Robert Hussey u14: 4th 1000m Walk

Fintan Derry u13: Silver 60m

U12 Boys Relay Team

U12 Boys Relay Team

O35 Ladies Shine Bright in the Dublin Marathon Championchips

Helen O'Connor took the O35 Ladies GOLD medal in this years Dublin Athletics Marathon Championchips in a sizzling time of 3:23:41!! Not bad for one who wasn't feeling it the day beforehand!!

The O35 Ladies Team consisting of Helen O'Connor 3:23:41 , Mary Harte 3:31:41 & Liz Murphy 3:43:24 took the Dublin Team Silver Medal.

Fantastic Achievement Ladies, Congratulations!!!!


National Juvenile Indoors Qualifers

Below is the list of qualifiers for the National Juvenile Indoors in Athlone.

If anyone cannot make it please let me know ASAP. Timetable of events under 'Fixtures'

Also, if I have missed any qualifiers please let me know. Simon

u16 Boys 4x200m relay

- Conor Archer, Ronan Patterson, Ciaran McCarthy, Michael Farrelly, Mark Morris

u14 Boys 4x200m relay

- Joshua Kelly, Jack O'Connell, Shane Archer, Shane Patterson, Alexan Oyeleye, Matthew O'Donnell

U15 Shot - Eoin Kelly.

U13 Boys 60m - Alexan Oyeleye; Matthew O'Donnell,

u17 60m Hurdles - Harry MacKeogh.

U14 boys Long Jump - Shane Patterson; Jack O'Connell

U14 boys 800m – Jack O’Connell

U14 boys 60m - Jack O'Connell

U17 boys Long Jump – James O’Connell

U16 Boys 60m - Michael Farrelly; Ronan Patterson

U16 boys 200m - Michael Farrelly; Ronan Patterson

U16 boys Long Jump – Michael Farrelly


Dublin Juvenile Indoor Championships Report

Well done to all the Portmarnock AC athletes who competed in the Dublin Juvenile Indoor Championships at the new Sports Arena in Abbotstown at the weekend. This was the first truly 'indoor' championships in Dublin and it produced some great performances from our athletes.

Friday was relays night and our six teams competed with no less than 214 other teams from around Dublin. In the end (11.45pm to be exact!) Portmarnock AC went home with Gold in the u16 Boys 4x200m - Conor Archer, Ronan Patterson, Ciaran McCarthy and Michael Farrelly and Silver for the u14 Boys - Joshua Kelly, Jack O'Connell, Shane Archer, Shane Patterson.

Our only girls relay team was our u11s which consisted of Leah Treitlinger, Ava Cotter, Katie Archer, Cadhla Nigfhloinn and Ellan Morgan. The girls ran a great race with fine baton changes and were unlucky not to progress to the finals.

There’s strength in depth in our u13s Boys and we were able to enter two teams in the 4x100m relay. Both teams ran fine qualifing races. The U13 teams comprised of Sean Lynch, Harry Byrne, Callum Marshall and Alexan Oyeleye. The other u13 team had Charlie McKeever and Rian Morgan stepping up an age group to complete the quartet with Cormac Ryan and Robert Hussey.

Also stepping up to complete an u17 quartet with James O’Connell and Harry MacKeogh were Ronan Patterson and Conor Archer for the 4x200m relay. The lads made it to the final and ran superbly to finish 4th. It was a great race to finish the night off and although everyone at this stage was very tired (it was 11.45pm!) one spectator described the efforts of the Portmarnock team as ‘inspirational’.

On Saturday and Sunday more medals were won with Eoin Kelly getting the ball rolling with Gold in the U15 Shot.

In the U13 Boys 60m Portmarnock were well represented with Alexan Oyeleye winning Silver and Matthew O'Donnell, on his first competitive appearance for the club, won Bronze in the same event.

Another bronze was won by our u17 hurdler Harry MacKeogh in the 60m hurdles.

U14 boys Shane Patterson and Jack O'Connell produced great jumps in their long jump competition to take silver and bronze respectively. Jack then went on to run a great 800m - leading from the start, as he does - and finishing in Gold medal position.

Not to be outdone by their younger club mates, the U16 Boys added to the medals with Michael Farrelly winning no less than three Gold medals in the 60m, 200m and long jump. Not far behind him was Ronan Patterson who took Bronze in the 60m and the 200m.

All in all it was a great weekend of competition. Besides the medals there were great performances with many of our young athletes reaching finals.

Aswell as being a member of the u11 girls relay team Ellan Morgan ran in the u10s 60m and ran a fine 500m to qualify for the finals where she was just out of the medal positions.

Ava Cotter, Cadhla Nigfhloinn and debutants Leah Treitlinger and Megan Comiskey competed in the Girls U11 60m with Ava qualifying for the semi finals. Our middle distance runners in the Girls u11 were Carragh Kelly, Leah Treitlinger, Megan Comisky and Joanna Berry who all put in good personal performances.

Robbie O’Connell, Charlie McKeever and Rian Morgan were our u12s Boys representatives in the 60m with Charlie making it through to the semis. Rian also competing in the 600m and Charlie took part in the long jump.

There was plenty of activity with our u13 Boys with Cormac Ryan and Harry Byrne competing in the long jump. Cormac and Harry were joined by Sean Lynch and Callum Marshall in the 800m. Sean, Callum and Cormac all took part In the 60m hurdles with Sean and Callum reaching the final and finishing joint 5th to each other! Robert Hussey and Cormac Ryan also competed in the 60m.

Connor Reid and Shane Archer took part in the u14 long jump with Shane finishing 5th while Connor also competed in the 800m.

U15s Danielle McFadden showed her pace by qualifing for the finals of the 60m and u15 shot gold medalist Eoin Kelly ran the race of his life in the 800m to qualify for the final.

Roan Oyeleye took part in the u15 Boys 60m and just missed out on qualifying.

Our only u16 woman was Heather Marshall who ran well in both the 200m and the 800m. In the u17s Alannah Byrne also had a fine run in the 800m as did James O’Connell in the 200m and was also a finalist in the 60m. James then went on to claim 4th in the long jump.

So it’s a big ‘clap on the backs’ to all the Portmarnock AC team. You’ve all done your club, coaches, families and yourselves proud.

Juvenile Fixtures 2017


10/02 Dublin Juvenile Indoor Championships (Day 1) Nat Sports Complex (Fri 6.30-9.30)

11/02 Dublin Juvenile Indoor Championships (Day 2) Nat Sports Complex

12/02 Dublin Juvenile Indoor Championships (Day 3) Nat Sports Complex

18/02 Dublin Juvenile Indoor Championships (Day 4) TBD


MARCH 2017

25/03 Irish Life Health National Juvenile Indoor Championships Day 1; AIT International Arena, Athlone

26/03 Irish Life Health National Juvenile Indoor Championships Day 2; AIT International Arena, Athlone


APRIL 2017

01/04 Irish Life Health National Juvenile Indoor Championships Day 3; AIT International Arena, Athlone

22/04 Dublin Juvenile T&F League Day 1; Irishtown 10.30

29/04 Dublin Juvenile Track & Field League Day 2; Santry 10.30


MAY 2017

06/05 Dublin Juvenile Track & Field League Day 3; Tallaght 10.30

28/05 Dublin Juvenile Track & Field League Day 4; Tallaght 10.30

27/05 Dublin U9-U11 Team Championships Irishtown


JUNE 2017

Day 1 Friday 9th June - Morton Stadium Santry 6.30pm/7pm

Day 2 Saturday 10th June - Tallaght 10.30am

Day 3 Sunday 11th June - Irishtown 10am

Day 4 Friday 16th June - Santry 7pm

Day 5 Friday 23rd June - Irishtown (Even age relays) 7pm


JULY 2017

08/07 AAI Juvenile National T&F Championships (Day 1 /Day 2); Tullamore

15/07 AAI Juvenile B Championships & Juvenile Relays; Tullamore

16/07 AAI Juvenile National T&F Championships Day 3; Tullamore

Leinster Development Squad 2016/2017

Day 1 of the Leinster Development Squads will take place on October 15th in Morton Stadium, Santry. Events covered will be Sprints, Middle Distance, Shot, Long Jump.

The Development Squad takes place from 11am – 1pm on each day and is open to all athletes aged 12 years +. The squad will cost €5 per athlete each day. Please check in at the stand in Morton Stadium from 10.30am.

Other dates to follow.


Dublin Cross Country Fixtures

Sunday 4 Dec, Tymon Park, Tallaght, CC League

Pedestrian Route to Start Area, Tymon Park


Event Distance Start Time
U9 Girls 800m 11.00am
U9 Boys 800m 11.08am
U11 Girls 1500m 11.16am
U11 Boys 1500m 11.26am
U13 Girls 2500m 11.35am
U13 Boys 2500m 11.50am
U15 Girls 3500m 12.03am
U15 Boys 3500m 12.22pm
U17 Girls 4000m 12.39pm
U17 Boys 5000m 1.00pm
U19/Junior Ladies 4000m 1.25pm
U19/Junior Men 6000m 1.45pm
Senior Ladies 6000m 2.15pm
Senior Men 10000m 2.45pm

Sunday 16th Oct

Juvenile Even Age Dublin Cross Country; Abbotstown, National Sports Campus

AAI Autumn Open; National Sports Campus: Ladies 2.15 pm; Men 3.00 pm

Directions to the Centre

The following are directions to the National Sports Campus/Aquatic Centre, Abbotstown. Maps etc, can be found on the website

By car from the M50.
Take the exit at junction 6 on the M50 for Blanchardstown. Keep going straight on the Navan Road towards Blanchardstown, take the exit to the left for Blanchardstown S.C and stay in the right hand lane. Take a right at the top of the slip road and cross over the bridge. Take the first exit off the small roundabout at the other side of the bridge. Continue up Snugborough Road and take a right at the second set of traffic lights into the National Aquatic Centre.


Please note,


U10 Girls and Boys will complete 1X 1K lap

U12 Girls & Boys will complete 1 X 2K pap

U14 girls & boys will complete 1 X 1K lap plus 1X 2K lap

U16 Boys & Girls will complete 2 X 2K laps

U18 Girls will complete 2 X 2K laps

U18 Boys will complete 3 X 2K laps

Sunday 6th Nov

Juvenile Uneven Age C/ships; Santry Demesne 11am

Junior Championships: Ladies 1.15pm; Men 1.45pm

Senior Championships: Ladies 2.15pm; Men 3.00pm

Sunday 4th December

Juvenile League 3; Tymon Park 11am

Intermediate Championships: Ladies 2.00pm; Men 2.20pm

Sunday 8th Jan 2017

Dublin Masters C/Ships: TBC

Sunday 27th Nov

National Juvenile Cross Country Championship

Even Age Championships: TBC

Sunday 11th Dec

Uneven Age Championships: TBC



Dub Championships Day 1. Friday 3rd June. Santry

Dublin Juvenile Track & Field Championships

Friday 3rd June 2016 (DAY1).




7pm                U10 Girls                    500m   (2 Races) on time

                        U10 Boys                   500m   (1 Race) on time

                        U11 Girls                    600m   (2 Races) on time

                        U11 Boys                   600m   (1 Race) on time

                        U12 Girls                    600m   (3 Heats) 4 from each plus 4 on time

                        U12 Boys                   600m   (2 Heats) 6 from each to qualify

                        U13 Girls                    600m   (3 Heats) 4 from each plus 4 on time

                        U13 Boys                   600m   (2 Heats) 6 from each to qualify

                        U17/18/19 Girls          800m All Finals

                        U17/18/19 Boys         800m All Finals


U10 500m & U11 600m are Dublin only competitions, not qualifiers for Nationals, the medal winners (3 fastest overall from the heats) will be decided on times on the night.

U12 & U13 Finals will be in Tallaght on Sunday at 12.30pm followed by the U14/15 & 16 800m will take place in Tallaght at 12.30pm with finals of the U14 girls & boys and U15 girls at 3pm approximately.


  • Club vest must be worn
  • Athlete must be registered for 2016 and are advised to be present 1 hr in advance of their event.

Juvenile Track & Field LEAGUE 2016

There will be a total of 4 league competitions


League 1          Saturday 16th April @ 10.30am        Irishtown

League 2          Saturday 30th April  @ 10.30am       Morton Stadium, Santry

League 3          Sunday 8th May @ 10.30am             Tallaght

League 4          Saturday 21st  May @ 10.30am         Morton Stadium, Santry     


  • Only athletes aged U10 – U16 are eligible to compete
  • An athlete may not step up an age in any event (except U9 born 2008 can step up to U10)
  • Registration/Entry on the day of competition - Athletes will be issued with a label/number for the respective age group on payment of €3. One official from each club should pay for and collect the labels/numbers on the day of competition.
  • All competing clubs must nominate in advance 2 officials to assist on the day of competition
  • Athletes may compete in all events listed in their respective age group
  • Points will be awarded to the top six in each event as follows,


1st        7 points

2nd       5 points

3rd        4 points

4th        3 points

5th      2 points

6th        1 point

  • The top six athletes in each age group with the highest points total accumulated from the 4 league competitions will be awarded trophies.
  • All Track events will be decided on times – There will be no heats/quarter or semi-finals
  • Field events – 3 throws, jumps per athlete
  • All competing athletes should be currently registered with the AAI for 2016. Checks may be conducted and any athlete not currently registered will be disqualified. Clubs must adhere to this condition, as non registered athletes are not insured.
  • In the event of contests clashing, officials will show flexibility, ie if a competitor is involved in long jump contest and a track event/other field event is called, he/she will be facilitated to participate in both, but must inform the official(s).
  •  Parents and supporters are not permitted on the track or infield areas.
  • Please cooperate with, abide by and respect the decisions of the voluntary officials and organisers of the competitions.
  • All should help keep the facilities we use clear of rubbish. Please use rubbish bins where they are provided or bring your rubbish with you when leaving!


The programmes and event orders are subject to change to facilitate the smooth running of the competition.