LAC’s Super Stanley for Star Award

December 19, 2014 in Important Notices, Latest News by Brian O'Connor

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LIMERICK Athletic Club’s Stanley Ikeh has been selected for a Munster Star Award 2014.

The 15-year-old will be one of the guests of honour at this prestigious award ceremony and banquet to be held on January 31, 2015 at the Blarney Golf Resort Hotel.

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Munster Star Awards are given only to the most consistent performers throughout the year and are in honour of the athlete’s participation, dedication and overall performance at selected events.

In March 2014, at the All-Ireland Juvenile Indoor Championships held at the Athlone International Arena, Stanley smashed through his previous High Jump record and cleared 1.6m – his new Personal Best – and just one notch below a medal finish. On the same day Stanley was ranked in the country’s top eight sprinters at U16 over 200m when he achieved a Personal Best of 24.93 seconds and that time was just over one second behind the Gold medal position. More recently, in November, Stanley secured his position as the fastest U16 sprinter over 60m in Limerick city and county in a time of 7.14 seconds.

Stanley with his Bronze Medal on Stand

His coaches at LAC were ecstatic to have been informed by the Munster Council of his selection for the award and in a club statement said: “Stanley is a phenomenal athlete and a natural performer. He keeps a cool head at competitions and while others may feel the nerves on the day, Stanley has no problem breaking his own records. We are extremely proud to train with him and we are confident that this will not be the last time that the LAC community will applaud this young man. Stanley’s performances during the year have been nothing short of impressive and while we at LAC knew how good he was, the club is in jubilant form now that his talent and skill has been being recognised for this prestigious award at Munster level.”

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The juvenile athlete has built an impressive trophy cabinet through his time with LAC including an All-Ireland Bronze medal over 80m, a Munster Silver medal over 200m, three trophies from one day competing at Cork IT and a host of medals and trophies from local and regional events.

Congratulations to Stanley from the entire LAC community of athletes, coaches, club officers and supporters on this fantastic achievement.

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Limerick Leader cover LAC’s Greatest Christmas Party Ever

December 17, 2014 in Latest News by Brian O'Connor

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Limerick Leader, Wednesday December 17


 Limerick Leader, Saturday December 20 – Double page spread in Leader Sport

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Fun, Food, Prizes and more fun at LAC’s Christmas Party 2014

December 15, 2014 in Latest News by Brian O'Connor

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ATHLETES, parents, coaches and supporters congregated en masse to The Pavilion at UL last Saturday, December 13, to celebrate a monumental 2014 for LAC and its community at their Christmas party.

In an illustrious year for LAC, memberships increased across all categories and some of the regions great coaches came on board to join the already deeply committed coaches to share their skills and expertise with the athletes.

2014 will be an acclaimed year in the annals of LAC as it was a period where success at local, regional and national competitions was improved including participation, medal positions and personal bests.

Families started to arrive in all their Christmas attire and The Limerick Leader had a photographer present to capture some special moments and family portraits for inclusion in their paper this week.

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The multi-media presentation Click here to view: “Limerick Athletic Club Celebration of Participation 2014”  tracked the club’s highlights from January 2014 right up to training on the morning of the party. Individual and team entries were honoured throughout the year including the national indoor championships, the local, regional and national track and field events along with the cross country.

LAC coaches thanked the athletes of the club for their hard work and dedication given throughout the year and in unison agreed that 2015 is looking extremely bright for everyone in the club.

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The family fun table quiz was hotly contested, 16 teams entered and two teams – The Christmas Jumpers and Team Sport – got maximum points and each were given a family pass for Limerick’s newest fun attraction Jumplanes at Delta Sports Dome.

The DJ got the party started with some great tunes for all the family to dance along to and the Standing Statues game proved difficult for the adults, but the Panthers succeeded in winning and were without a doubt the best at the game.


LAC would like to thank the Pavilion for providing the finger food which was gulped down along with gallons and gallons of fruit squash. A special word of thanks goes to LAC vice-chair Tom Foley who ensured that all were fed and provided with that most essential of condiments – ketchup.

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The Super-Awesome-Mega-Raffle (Totes) lived up to its name with super prizes. Laura Hession won the top prize of a family pass to Limerick Panto Society’s Cinderella starring Emma O’Driscoll from RTÉ and playing at the Limetree Theatre from Dec 27 to Jan 4.

Makayla Ryan-Wade won a €50 voucher for horse riding lessons at Clonlara Equestrian Centre. Caoimhe Ryan won a €30 voucher for Delta Sports Dome.

The best Christmas Jumper competition was won by Orla Grimes and she received a voucher for her entire family to dine at Subway Roxboro.

Other prizes included two €20 vouchers for Gleeson Sports Scene kindly donated by the Mangan family, a box of chocolates kindly donated by the Prendeville family, wine donated by the Ryan family and sweets donated by the Leahy family and many tens of euro worth of vouchers donated by Subway Roxboro.

Table quiz results:

First Place:          Team Sport                                                                                     18 points

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Second Place:    Lough Gur Lakers                                                                           17 points

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Third Place:         The Penguins                                                                                   16 points

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Merry Jingle Bells

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Fourth Place:     Team Ava                                                                                            15 points

Fifth Place:          Quizmas                                                                                             14 points

Sixth Place:         Squad                                                                                                  13 points

Seventh Place:  L+M                                                                                                      7 points

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The Greatest Christmas Party Ever! Saturday, December 13.

December 11, 2014 in Important Notices, Latest News by Brian O'Connor


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The Greatest Christmas Party Ever, this Saturday, December 13, at The Pavilion at UL.

Click here for Super-Awesome-Mega-Raffle (Totes) sneak preview

Click here for Greatest Christmas Party Ever programme



Child welfare information evening Wednesday December 10.

December 9, 2014 in Coaching, Important Notices, Latest News by Brian O'Connor




Child Welfare Information Evening, Wednesday, December 10, 2014. 8pm at The Pery Suite, Castletroy Park Hotel.

ATHLETICS IRELAND National Child Welfare Manager, Kieron Stout,  will address Limerick Athletic Club’s coaches and parents at this year’s Child Welfare Information Evening to take place at The Pery Suite, Castletroy Park Hotel on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8pm and hosted by LAC’s lead child welfare officer Patricia Scanlon.

All parents and guardians of LAC juvenile athletes including Little Active Cheetahs are encouraged to attend this event.

The involvement of young people in athletics – and sport in general – forms a major component to their physical and emotional development. The majority of LAC membership is under the age of eighteen. It must be ensured that as a club we provide positive and enjoyable experiences to all members regardless of any members ability, gender, ethnicity or social class.

On a weekly basis Limerick Athletic Club volunteer coaches deliver positive experiences in their dealings with juvenile athletes and their work is instrumental in implementing LAC’s child welfare and safeguarding guideline – the Athletics Ireland Code of Ethics.

Limerick Athletic Club’s safeguarding and welfare policies are in line with “Children’s First” – the national guidelines – and the Irish Sports Council’s. The Athletics Ireland Code of Ethics, published in 2011, ensures that our sport adapts and maintains up-to-date best practice in terms of child protection while adhering to relevant legislation.

Limerick Athletic Club will strive to build on the superlative endeavour of its coaches in an effort to ensure that all juvenile athletes will see their involvement with LAC as a valuable and rewarding experience from childhood to adulthood and continuing to old-age.

Attendance at this event is obligatory for all LAC coaches. Please contact Patricia Scanlon directly or relay a message through Club HQ should you not be able to attend.