A great year passes, a greater year beckons

November 22, 2014 in Uncategorized by Brian O'Connor

You are invited to the Greatest Christmas Party Ever!

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Limerick Athletic Club will round off its year with the annual “Greatest Christmas Party Ever!”

From 7.30pm on Saturday December, 13 at The Pavilion at UL, LAC will celebrate one of its best years for athletic performance and participation from all athletes including Panthers, Wildcats, Lions, Juniors, Seniors and Masters.

Relive LAC’s 2014 highlights from the Indoor arena, Track and Field to Cross Country with a specially commissioned multi-media show.

Challenge your specialist and general knowledge in the Family Fun Table Quiz and be entertained by special guest performers appearing throughout the evening.

A finger food buffet will be provided.

As the last official function for all of the LAC community for 2014, this night of celebration and fun simply cannot be missed.

The Pavilion at UL – Saturday December 13, 7.30pm.

Please note: a nominal charge – to cover the buffet is payable upon entry. Little Active Cheetahs will have their own party with details to be announced.


LAC’s Rachel to run in Dundalk

November 17, 2014 in Cross Country Meeting, Latest News by Brian O'Connor

Limerick Athletic Club would like to wish the best to Rachel Hosey at the Even Age Cross Country Championships in Dundalk this Sunday November 23.

Rachel has had an amazing cross country season this year, her coaches and fellow athletes at Limerick Athletic Club are behind her all the way.

Go Rachel!

Turner gold and team silver at senior men’s cross country

in Cross Country Meeting, Cross Country Results, Results by Brian O'Connor

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by Brian O’Connor

LIMERICK AC athlete Colm Turner took gold at the Senior Men’s, Limerick County Athletics Board’s final event of the cross country season at University of Limerick, Sunday, November 16, 2014.

The ten kilometre race was run with ideal atmospheric conditions – cold and dry – while underfoot conditions proved more difficult varying from sticky in large parts to firm in places. The athletes found the short steep hill trickier to negotiate as the laps increased. Thirteen LAC athletes lined out in the 40 strong field.

Turner’s race was described as a master class in maximising use of strength, endurance, tact and perseverance over difficult terrain, LAC Coach PJ O’Rourke said: “Colm was 20 metres behind West Limerick’s Niall O’Callaghan for the first three kilometres or so. He fought back and took command of the race at the four kilometre mark and managed to stretch his lead over the next six kilometres crossing the line almost 150 metres ahead of O’Callaghan. Bilbao’s Declan Moore held third position throughout.”

Limerick AC’s Paul Fitzgerald, Martin Doody and Mark Guerin came home in sixth, seventh and eight respectively and with those positions LAC amassed a total of 22 points in the team event, narrowly missing out to West Limerick’s 20 points. LAC would like to congratulate West Limerick AC on their team’s success.

Limerick AC athletes Joe Coffey, Keith Ryan and Vincent O’Brien finished just outside of the points while Dave Beary, Keith Daly and Mike Lynch followed up in quick succession with Brian O’Sullivan, Tony O’Donovan and Pat O’Riordan forming the final batch of LAC runners to cross the finish line leaving one quarter of the field behind them.

In the senior women’s race, West Limerick AC’s Caroline Hayes took gold from Dooneen’s Tracey Roche Johnson and following closely into bronze position was Noelle Fitzgerald from West Limerick AC who also won the team event.

The event was hosted by Limerick Athletic Club, who provided volunteers, marshals and stewards. Limerick County Athletics Board has expressed its gratitude to Daniel Gallagher, Pat O’Riordan, Ray McInerney, Gwynne Ryan and PJ O’Rourke who laid out the course and assisted at the event. LAC vice-chairman Tom Foley was thanked in absentia by the board for the “much appreciated tea and sandwiches” which followed.



Notice – Limerick County Senior cross country Championships

November 11, 2014 in Cross Country Meeting by James Prendeville

Limerick County Senior and Junior cross country Championships will be held this Sunday, 12pm at UL and hosted by Limerick AC – entries to Limerick County Secretary.

Volunteers required for course stewards contact Limerick AC’s Tom Foley, PJ O’Rourke or Gwynne Ryan.

Best of luck to all LAC athletes!

Sarah Hosey leads Limerick AC results on super Day for Club in Munster Cross Country Championships 2014

November 10, 2014 in Cross Country Meeting by James Prendeville

Limerick AC Intermediate Men proudly bring home the Bronze Medal along with shining young star Sarah Hosey in the U11 with our youngest girls u9s taking county 3rd (munster 5th) from the Munster Cross Country championships 2014 Juveniles & Intermediates had a super day.

Results as follows:
Yanna leahy 18th in u9
Aoife grimes 22nd
Rachel shannon 45th
Leigh moloney 61
Munster Team 5th & County 3rd! 
Sarah Hosey 3rd in u11
Sorcha Jennings 72nd
Aoife Ryan 80th
Luke Hession 66th boy u11
Fionn Mulrooney 71st
Ellen Mulrooney 75th u13 Rebecca Kiely 98th & Ciara grimes 99th
Makayla Ryan wade 117th
U15s rachel Hosey was 16th
Sandra Ryan 31st intermediate women
Paul Fitzgerald 15th in intermediate Mens
Keith Daly 30th mike guerin 31st
David Beary 44th
Kevin Volf 50th Tony O Donovan 51st & Brian O Sullivan 54th
Limerick AC mens taking Bronze!
Huge congrats from all at Limerick AC the future looks bright