Week 16: Weekly Update

Week Beginning: 12/12/22

News Updates:

Frosty Day At Dublin Leagues

It was a frosty and cold day at the final round of the Dublin XC League in Tymon Park. Great efforts all-round in testing conditions. Full results will be provided once made available.

Training

Wednesday:

Donaghmede Park

2013 – 2016: 18:30 – 19:15

2012 & Older: 19:30 – 20:15

We are on weather watch for the week so will update if we have extreme weather on Wednesday.

Track and Field Live Meet in NIA. There is a small number of older athletes competing, coaches will be in touch regarding this.

Friday:

No Training

Sunday:

Chocolate Santa Dash and Annual Club Awards

Fr Collins Park (FCP) at 10:00 for the 1 mile dash followed by Annual Awards and Club Raffle in Trinity Sports Hall.

Week 15: Weekly Update

Week Beginning: 05/12/22

News Updates:

Keane Battles The Mud In Cork

What a run from Keane in Cork on the All-Ireland’s on Sunday. In a classic old school cross country course, Keane was 10th Dublin boy home in a super competitive field of over 180 starters. Dublin won the All-Ireland team title with the Top 6 Dublin finishers getting the coveted All-Ireland medal. Super effort from Keane who balances his athletics, his football at Shelbourne FC and his studies very well.

Dublin Indoors 2023

The Dublin Indoor Championships will take place from late January into February in the NIA. In order to assist the coaching team in preparing athletes as best we can, we would like to get an idea of what event they would like to do.

For parents of athletes 2006 to 2012, please check your email as we have sent out requests over the past few days to get a sense of what athletes will be competing and what events they may like to do. If you are not sure, there is an option for confirming that. If you haven’t received an email, contact clongriffinathletics@gmail.com.

Training

Wednesday:

Donaghmede Park

2013 – 2016: 18:30 – 19:15

2012 & Older: 19:30 – 20:15

Friday:

Training is on in NIA this Friday again. For ages 2012 and older.

Normal time of 19:30 – 21:00.

Note, M50 traffic has been crazy of late. There is a back route to the NIA via Clonshough Road and St Margarets if it looks like the M50 is having one of its moments. If using Google Maps, simply select ‘Avoid Motorway’ and it will bring you this way. It is typically 25mins travel time from Clarehall.

This is the last Friday session before Christmas.

Sunday:

Final round of the Dublin Cross Country League is on this Sunday in Tymon Park. If you haven’t already confirmed your athlete is competing, you can do via this link here. Note, much shorter distances.

It will be confirmed later in the week if there is training in Fr Collins Park on Sunday.

Important Dates In December

Friday 2nd December

Indoor training in National Indoor Arena for those born in 2012 & older.

Start time is little earlier than normal 18:30 to 19:30 while those looking to practice high jump should arrive at 18:00.

Sunday 4th December

Keane competes on the Dublin team at the All-Ireland Cross Country in Cork

Club Run and/or Hill Sprints are on in Fr Collins Park, 10:00 to 10:30 for 2013 & older

Wednesday 7th December

Club Training as normal in Donaghmede Park

Friday 9th December

Indoor training in National Indoor Arena at the normal time, 19:30 to 21:00. Ages 2012 & older.

Saturday 10th December

Day 2 of the Leinster Athletics Academy. The coaching team will be in touch with the athletes directly, regarding this.

Sunday 11th December

Final Round of Dublin Cross Country League is on in Tymon Park. Distances are much shorter than Championship and its for all ages from u9 (2014) upwards. Please confirm entry in this link here.

There will be Hill Sprints in Fr Collins Park also for those not doing cross-country.

Wednesday 14th December

Club Training as normal in Donaghmede Park

Track and Field Live is on in NIA. Events available are below. If you are interested, please contact Cliodhna or Jeremy to confirm.

u12 (2011): 600m

u14 (2009, 2010): 800m

u16 (2007, 2008): 800m.

Sunday 18th December

Chocolate Santa Dash and Athlete Awards, Fr Collins Park 10:00 – 11:00

Week 14: Weekly Update

Week Beginning: 28/11/22

News Updates:

Member Renewals have been sent by our Registrar Trish. This is for membership up to 31st December 2023. Any questions or queries, don’t hesitate to contact Trish.

Great night of relays last week in NIA when we had 8 teams competing in the Track and Field Live Meet. For many it was their first taster of athletics competition and will prove as valuable experience for competitions in 2023.

Nutrition Workshop For Sporty Girls last Monday was a big success with some really practical insights into nutrition for young female athletes. Katie Kirk has provided some really good materials, if you are interested in receiving this, email clongriffinathletics@gmail.com.

Training

Wednesday:

Donaghmede Park

2013 – 2016: 18:30 – 19:15

2012 & Older: 19:30 – 20:15

Friday:

Training is on in NIA this Friday again. For ages 2012 and older.

Start time is a little earlier, 18:30 – 19:30 while those wishing to do high jump should arrive at 18:00.

We will revert to 19:30 – 21:00 for the NIA session on 9th December.

Sunday:

Club Run is on in Fr Collins at 10:00 – 10:30. For 2013 & older.

Athletes can choose a long run or Hill Sprints. Hill sprints are very good training for all athletics events including sprints, hurdles, jumps and relays.

No Throws Club this Sunday but we are working on confirming a venue for a specialist Javelin training session with Bart Rogers over the coming weeks.

Week 13: Weekly Update

Week Beginning: 21/11/22

News Updates:

Read here on a gutsy run from Ella in the All-Ireland Cross-Country in Donegal, just missing out by 10 seconds on an All-Ireland Team Gold.

Also, some footage from the exciting Spraoi match in NIA yesterday

There will be more pictures and updates to share on what was a great day for all, over the coming days. Some nice production work from Clint.

Nutrition Workshop For Sporty Girls is on this evening at 19:45. This is an interactive zoom workshop with Katie Kirk. It is open to all parents (whether they have boys or girls) and also to girls who are born in 2011 and older. Zoom details will be shared in the Parents WhatsApp.

Training

Wednesday:

Donaghmede Park

2013 – 2016: 18:30 – 19:15

2012 & Older: 19:30 – 20:15

Thursday

Athletics Live Relays are on in NIA for 2009-2012. Coaches will be in direct contact to parents of competing athletes. Note its an early start, races at 18:30, be in the arena at 17:45.

Friday:

No Training in NIA this week due to Athletics Live Relays on Thursday.

Sunday:

Club Run is back for all Ages, Fr Collins Park at 10:00-10:30.

Gutsy Run From Ella At All-Irelands

It was a gutsy run from Ella in the Girls u12 All-Ireland Cross Country in Donegal on Sunday. Part of the very strong 12 girl Dublin team, with only the Top 6 Dublin finishers getting a medal if the team managed to win, Ella pushed hard in the early stages of the race to put herself in with a medal shout.

The Dublin Team controlled the team race and ended up being All-Ireland champions. Thanks to her very committed run, Ella ended up being just 10 seconds short of the team medal slots, finishing 62nd overall of a field of over 180 starters.

Ella will be back in action this week, swapping her cross-country spikes for her indoor ones when she lines out with the club in the Athletics Live Relays this Thursday.

Week 12: Weekly Update

Week Beginning: 14/11/22

News Updates:

Read here on a great performance from Marianne in finishing 6th in the All-Ireland Schools Pentathlon.

Well done also to Aaron, Zac, Sarah, Liliya, Aoife, Sophie, Ella and Keane who attended the Leinster Athetics Academy in the NIA and Dunboyne on Saturday.

Training

Wednesday:

Donaghmede Park

2013 – 2016: 18:30 – 19:15

2012 & Older: 19:30 – 20:15

Friday:

National Indoor Arena

19:30 – 21:00

2012 & Older. There is limited capacity in the venue so parents are asked to confirm in advance that their athlete is attending via this form here.

Sunday:

Spraoi Athletics (2013 & 2014) Match vs Raheny vs Marino, Sports Ireland Campus, 13:30-15:00. Age Group coaches will be in direct contact regarding this event.

All-Ireland Cross Country Championships in Donegal, Ella competes with the Dublin u12 Team.

No Club Run due to Spraoi Match.

Marianne Gets 6th In All-Ireland Schools

Marianne continued her great season with a 6th place in the Minor Girls All-Ireland Schools Pentathlon in Athlone on Saturday.

Competing for her school, Belmayne Education Together Secondary School, started the day with the 60m Hurdles event. With a time just outside her personal best, Marianne was in 12th position on the overall points table.

A strong High Jump, just 3cm off her PB, saw her move to 9th on the points table and then a super new PB in the Shot Putt saw her maintain this position overall.

A good performance in one of her favourite events, Long Jump, saw her move up one place to 7th overall and she finished it off with a storming 800m run to move another place up the table to finish in a brilliant 6th place.

Week 11: Weekly Update

Week Beginning: 7/11/22

News Updates:

Details on Spraoi Competition for athletes born in 2013 & 2014 on November 20th here. Note this is a quickfire team competition, all done in 90 mins. Athletes entered to date who don’t need to submit again are:

2013: Daniel W, Orlaith O, Henry D, Luke W, Niamh O, Viola D, Lucy K, Charlie M, Zara A, Mya A, Ruben C, Joe C.

2014: Evan C, Maksimilian C, Tess O, Sarah O, Rian D, Faye G, Quinn O, Aria G, Mikey H, Emre C, Zoe M.

Details on Athletics Live Relay Competition for athletes born in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 on November 24th here. This is an ideal competition for athletes to dip their toe with indoor competition. Distances are 200m per athlete. Athletes entered to date who don’t need to submit again are:

2011/2012: Ava K, Sophie W, Sarah O, Joshua F, Oran D, Max L, Sophie F, Liliya R, Nikita R, Ella O,

2009/2010: Dylan M, Meabh O, Marianne O, Kate F, Ben L, Aoife F, Lauren F

Training

Wednesday:

Donaghmede Park

2013 – 2016: 18:30 – 19:15

2012 & Older: 19:30 – 20:15

Friday:

No Group Training (due to fading light). Friday training moves to NIA from following Friday for 2012 & older.

Saturday:

Leinster Academy for selected athletes. National Indoor Arena, 10:30 – 12:30. Selected athlete are detailed here.

Sunday:

Club Run in Fr Collins Park, All Ages. 10:00-10:30

Distance options are 1.4k / 2.8k / 4.2k / 5.6k

Week 10: Weekly Update

Week Beginning: 31/10/22

News Updates:

Details on Spraoi Competition for athletes born in 2013 & 2014 on November 20th here.

Details on Athletics Live Relay Competition for athletes born in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 on November 24th here.

Training

Wednesday:

Donaghmede Park

Training for 2012 & older only. No Training for 2013 & younger.

2012 & Older: 19:30 – 20:15

Friday:

No Group Training.

Sunday:

Dublin Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships, Citywest. Start time 10:00 but exact details will be sent directly to all entered athletes early in the week.

No Club Run.