Congrats to Harry Byrne, Cormac Ryan, Aidan Drescher Caffery, Caiden McLoughlin, Evan Dunn, Callum Marshall and Robert Hussey - Portmarnock AC U13 Cross Country Team who represented the club in the recent National Cross Country Championships in
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!!!!
Due to his recent excellent form, Portmarnock AC's MIchael Farrelly has been nominated to represent Ireland in the 4x100 at the European Youth Olympic Festival to be held in Gyor, Hungary from 22-29 July. The six sports represented by Ireland are Athletics, Cycling, Swimming, Judo, Tennis and Gymnastics. https://goo.gl/23SVVf — with Gymnastics Ireland, Judo Ireland, Athletics Ireland, Cycling Ireland, Swim Ireland and Tennis Ireland.
Michael will also represent Ireland in the 100m at the Celtic Games in August.
Details for the
u9, u10 & u11 Team Competition and Relays
Dublin Juvenile Championships Day 1 - Day 5 are now available under 'Fixtures'
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Sunday 4 Dec, Tymon Park, Tallaght, CC League
Pedestrian Route to Start Area, Tymon Park
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 www.nationalsportscampus.ie
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.
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
Below is the list of Portmarnock AC Juvenile athletes who have qualified for the National Championships. Anyone unable to compete please contact Simon on 087 2057247.
Sunday 3rd July, Tullamore (Children's Team Event)
Ellen Morgan & Sienna Wright u9 Girls 300m (check in 12.00)
Saturday 9th July, Tullamore (check in 10.30)
u13 Boys relay team: Joshua Kelly, Shane Archer, Jack O'Connell, Shane Patterson.
u15 Boys relay team: Mark Morris, Conor Archer, Ronan Patterson, Michael Farrelly.
Saturday 23rd July, Tullamore
Michael Farrelly & Conor Archer: u15 Long Jump (check in 9.00)
Shane Archer & Joshua Kelly: u13 Long Jump (check in 9.00)
Michael Farrelly & Conor Archer: u15 100m (check in 12.15)
Alexan Oyeyele: u12 60m (check in 12.15)
Danielle McFadden: u14 Long Jump (check in 10.00)
Danielle McFadden: u14 80m (check in 12.15)
Alannah Byrne: u16 Jav (check in 1.30)
Sunday 24th, Tullamore
Michael Farrelly, Conor Archer, Ronan Patterson: u15 200m (check in 9.00)
James O'Connell: u16 250m Hurdles (check in 1.00)
If I have missed anyone please let me know (4th place in Dublin Championships now qualifies for Nationals)
Full list of events and dates on http://www.athleticsireland.ie/juvenile/fixtures/
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.
Please check your entry. (Click on list to enlarge).
This is individual entries only and does not include relay entries. Events details under 'Fixtures'
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.
After a great day out on the beach in Skerries yesterday the second and final round this year, of the Juvenile Spring Series takes place in the Morton Stadium Santry this Sunday April 10th.
The first race will get underway at 11 o’clock sharp. Therefore, the athletes from the competing clubs are requested to be in the stadium by 10.30 at the latest so that they can be well warmed up in time for the first race.
The programme of events is as follows:
U/8 Girls and Boys 200m
U/10 Girls and Boys 400m
U/12 Girls and Boys 600m
U/14 Girls and Boys 800m
U/16 Girls and Boys 1000m
U/18 Girls and Boys 1000m (if required)
(Separate races for boys and girls)
Please note the following:
Car parking is available in the stadium at both the Clonliffe and main car-park sections.
All athletes wearing spikes please note that the maximum spike permitted on the track is 5mm.
Please note that the indoor section of the stadium is strictly out of bounds.
Coaches are asked to advise their athletes to be careful warming up just in case there are still senior athletes training prior to the races.
Please also note that the in field is strictly out of bounds as there may be some field eventers still training.
Finally we look forward to welcoming you to the Morton Stadium the home of Clonliffe Harriers for what will be a relaxed and fun morning – with an 11 o’clock start the aim is to be finished by 12 noon and we hope that all will stay and enjoy a cup of tea and some refreshments post event.