Spikes Swap

Most parents of young athletes know how quickly they outgrow their spikes – if they get more than one season out of a pair you’re very lucky! With this in mind, please consider giving your old outgrown spikes to your Ennis Track coaches; they will try to find a new home for them. The first cross-country race of the season is fast approaching (October 1st, Kilnaboy), so if you have old spikes in the back of a press somewhere, please dig them out now and give them to Hilda or…

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Juvenile Training Resumes

Juvenile training resumes in Lees Rd for the new cross-country season on Monday August 28th from 6 to 7pm and on Friday September 1st also from 6 to 7pm. There will also be a session on Sunday mornings at 10 am in Lees Road. Training is for all children of age 7 and over. Please wear suitable running shoes. Don’t forget your 1 euro per night which goes towards the annual cost of using the facilities in Lees Rd. New members are very welcome. Enquiries to 087 2867079. Note that…

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Fleadh 5 Mile Results

Well done to all who participated in the Ennis Track Fleadh 5 mile, which took place on Saturday morning in perfect conditions. The course was around lovely quiet country roads with some nice hills for those who like a challenge! Thanks to all who helped out. Full results are available here: Ennis Track FLEADH 5 MILE RESULTS 2017 There was also a great turn out to the Ennis Track juvenile 2k run. Thanks to all the organisers, parents and kids.

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World Championships

Many club members travelled to London in the past week to watch the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London. It was an unfortunate championships for the Irish team who were hit by more than a fair share of sickness and injury. Nevertheless, Irish supporters were there in good numbers each night in the stadium and were very noticeable lining the streets with tricolours for the marathons and race walks. One such young supporter was Amy Ryan of Ennis Track. Amy is pictured above proudly displaying the Ennis Track banner in the Olympic Stadium last week.

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Celtic Games Triumph

Ireland won the overall team title at the Celtic Games with a number of excellent performances in Morton Stadium on August 6th. Ireland tallied 188 points overall to top Scotland and Wales on the podium. Tony Obubote was Irish Team Captain and won his U18 400m in 48.99 – a PB. Jo Keane won bronze in the U18 800m 2.15. Gabriel Kehinde and Shawn Benson were on the Irish Development Team. Well done to all – your club is very proud of your achievements!    

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Munster Juvenile B Track & Field Championships

The Munster Athletics U9 to U16 Juvenile B Track & Field Championships took place in Templemore on Saturday 29th July 2017. Ennis Track athletes in action Sophie Maher came 4th in the U9 300m with time of 60 seconds. Thomas Williams won silver in the U10 turbo javelin with a throw of 18.98m. He also competed in the 60m sprint. Nicole Keane came 10th in the U12 600m with a time of 2:10.84. Aisling Moloney was 7th in the U13 600m with a time of 1:57.29 and won bronze the shot putt with a throw of 7.17m.…

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Ennis Track AC Fleadh 5 Mile Road Race

Event Details & Schedule The Ennis Track AC 5 Mile Race takes place on the 12th August at 11:00 am. The race is AAI approved and the course is accurately measured (Jones Counter). HQ for the race will be at Lees Road amenity park where numbers and race packs can be collected. There will be a short warm up jog from the gates of Lees Road at 10:45 am to the start line at Drumcliffe.  The route will take participants on a looped run into the countryside before returning to the finish line…

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National Juvenile Championships Days 1–3

Ennis Track athletes were in superb form at Days 1–3 of the National Juvenile Track & Field Championships in Tullamore, collecting no less than 13 All-Ireland medals including 4 golds, 4 silvers and 5 bronze, plus a new Irish record in the high jump. Our athletes in action on Day 1 Ava Rochford was 4th in the U13 girls 60m hurdles in 10.15s and won bronze in the shot putt with a throw of 9.55m. Neasa Ní Ainiféin was 5th in the U14 girls’ 800m in a time of 2:24.02. Ailbhe Doherty rounded off a superb season with a…

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SIAB International Schools Track & Field

So proud to see our own Jo Keane and Ailbhe Doherty in their Irish singlets. Both girls, pupils of St. Flannan’s, were chosen for the Irish Schools team competing against their counterparts in England, Scotland and Wales in Santry at the SIAB International Track & Field Championships. Ailbhe competed both in the 300m and in the 4 x 300m relay, while Jo competed in the 800m. Delighted to report that both girls came away with bronze medals in their individual events: Ailbhe with a time of 40.31 for the 300m and Jo with a time…

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All-Ireland Juvenile B Championships

The All-Ireland Juvenile B Championships took place in Tullamore on Saturday 15th July. Results Ruth Leyden (U13) won bronze in the high jump with a jump of 1.30m. Avril Lillis (U13) was 4th in the shot putt with a throw of 7.28m. We also had three girls competing in the 600m. They were Ellen Mannion with a time of 1:50.32, Ruth Leyden with a time of 1:51.95 and Avril Lillis with a time of 1:52.05. Aisling Healy (U14) was 5th in the 800m with a time of 2:36.64. Laura Healy (U16) won bronze in the…

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