Chocolate Santa Dash!

On Sunday the 13th of December we will hold a Chocolate Santa Dash in Fr.Collins Park from 10:15-11:15.

This will be a fun Christmas event when the club members run a distance from 300m to a mile, depending on their age. There will be lots of other festive themed athletics fun afterwards too. Dress-up is encouraged.

Please note that this will be the last training session of 2020.

Dublin Virtual Cross Country

The first competition of the 2020 / 2021 season will be a virtual one with the Athletics Ireland supported Dublin Virtual Cross-Country Challenge on November 22nd in Fr Collins Park. The challenge involves all Dublin clubs holding their own cross-country time trial at one of their training sessions in November and submitting the times of all athletes to organisers in Athletics Ireland. Once all times are submitted, the organisers will collate all scores and confirm the individual and team winners in all age groups.

Training in Fr Collins in early November

This will be a fun event and a great introduction to cross-country to all Clongriffin athletes. Social distance guidelines including adherence to pod structures will be followed. Any athletes born in 2012 or earlier can enter the challenge.

We will also have a special race (not part of the official Dublin Virtual Challenge) for those born in 2013.


10:10 Girls & Boys Race (Born 2013) 400m

10:15 Girls Race 1 (Born 2011 & 2012) 500m

10:20 Boys Race 1 (Born 2011 & 2012) 500m

10:25 Girls Race 2 (Born 2010) 1100m

10:30 Boys Race 2 (Born 2010) 1100m

10:35 Girls Race 3 (Born 2009, 2008, 2007) 1500m

10:45 Boys Race 3 (Born 2009, 2008, 2007) 1500m

Entry will be through the standard Attendance and Covid Screening form which will be provided in the days before the event. This is a free event.

Objectives 2021

Objective 2021

  • Grow the membership of Clongriffin AC in line with coach/athlete ratio and maintain the current membership retention rate (90%) by ensuring a positive athlete experience.
  • Continue to grow the coaching team and roll out the coaching supports framework.
  • Provide  opportunities for competition and fun participation events.
  • Begin to build community links with schools in the area.

Inaugural AGM

We held our inaugural AGM on Wednesday 14th October 2020 virtually over zoom.

It was great to reflect on how we have progressed as a club. 66 Juvenile members (50:50 Boys:Girls) working with ideal coach/athlete ratio with a super coaching team of 8 (also 50:50 Female:Male) supported by an energetic committee.

And most importantly a very happy bunch of children of all abilities enjoying & developing in the sport of athletics.

Thank you to all volunteers, parents and the young athletes, everyone of you is a key part of club community.

The following committee was elected:

  • Sinéad Galvin          Chairperson
  • Erika O’Healai         Treasurer
  • Erika Carroll             Registrar
  • Maeve Withington  Secretary
  • Laura Cullen            Child Officer