September 1, 2015 in Cross Country Results by Gwynne Ryan

Limerick AC men’s team opened  their cross country season with a strong display of running taking both the team and individual title at the 8km open cross country race held within the leafy confines of Newcastle West Demesne.

Post Race photoLimerick AC athlete Colm Turner led from the start to finish but never got far from the chasing duo of teammate and training partner Paul Fitzgerald and last years winner of the event Aogan Mac Domhnaill running for Donore Harriers. 

Fitzgerald put in a great burst of speed down the home straight to hold off Mac Domhnaill for 2nd in a scintillating sprint finish. It could have been a different story for Fitzgerald, had team coach Will Logan not roared across the field warning him of fast finishing Mac Domhnaill.

Next to cross the line for LAC was the ever improving Keith Daly for a fine 6th place. A performance that he was happy with and confirms that his training is bringing him in the right direction. 

The ever consistent Keith Ryan put in another solid performance with 13th place, while the remaining team members Mark O’ Dwyer (aka Mary O Dwyer) and Cathal O’ Hara finished 15th and 22nd respectively. 

Cathal‘s performance was particularly welcome considering he is fresh off recovering from a stress fracture in his right foot, a particularly nasty injury to endure.

The team and coach Will Logan can come away from Sunday very pleased with their performance and will continue to build upon this for the season ahead.

The only regret of the day came from former GAA and fan Fitzgerald who expressed his regret at missing the Semi final between Dublin and Mayo. Much to his relief he can watch the replay next week!! 

Reporter:Colm Turner


July 23, 2015 in Latest News, Results by Gwynne Ryan

Up to today Limerick Athletic Club athletes have won 6 medals (5 Gold & 1 Silver) at the World Medical & Health Games which are being held at the University of Limerick.

In the Senior Category :

Alana Fratteroli won the shot putt.

Roland Pike won 200m and high jump.

In the 55-65 category :

James O’ Hare won the 100m,javelin and 2nd in shot putt.

Well done to all our competitors!!!

(Report by Tom Foley).


LAC young guns Leagh Moloney and Yanna Leahy win All-Irelands

June 27, 2015 in Track & Field Results by James Prendeville

U10 All Ireland Champions !!!

Congratulations to Leagh Moloney and Yanna Leahy who won the U10 Long Jump Pairs competition at Glo health All Ireland championships in Tullamore Today, Sat 27th June. Their combined total of 7:13m included a PB of 3:73m from Leagh which bettered her Munster Record Indoor jump of 3:71m from March. Yanna jumped 3:40m today an impressive leap from a 9 year old in any circumstances and showed great temperament to be able to pull it off on the big day.

Not content with this success, the girls combined again in 60m later in the day, to win the bronze in a highly competitive event.
Well done girls and well done to their Coaches who include Terry Leahy (Yanna’s dad), Sarah, Jane & Gary Moloney (Leagh’s parents and sister). This result emphasises the importance of parents supporting their child’s coaching and competition preparation, to allow their talent to flourish – to be the best they can be. Terry for example in the last 3 weeks was inseparable from his rake & spade. “Terry it’s time to give the back a well earned rest”
Super news and a big congratulations from all LAC.
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Munster u9-u13 Track & Field Championships 2015 Cork IT: Day 2

June 9, 2015 in Track & Field Results by James Prendeville

Limerick AC boys took to the start line in Cork and many for the very first time and they certainly did their coaches proud!

Luke Calitz 4th u9 60m in a super time of 10.14 followed closely by Jack o Neill 6th u9 10.20
With Paddy O’Driscoll finishing well with a time of 11.25 and Fionn Hession followed with a time of 11.59 in this closely contested race.

Jack O Neill went on to run in the 300m finishing 1st LAC athlete home and 10th overall with a good time of 59.35 followed thereafter by Luke Calitz, Paddy O’Driscoll and Marcus Southern. In the u9 Long jump Marcus Southern jumped 2.78

In boys u11 60m Daniel Walker was first limerick AC athlete home in a super time of 9.43 followed closely by Luke Hession 9.65 and Mathew Carroll finishing in a time of 10.39

In the u11 600m Luke Hession finished v well in a time of 2.01.89 Mathew Carroll also ran very well in a time of 2.07.27 and Tommy O’Driscoll did very well
also on a time of 2.08.56

Well done Boys from all at Limerick AC!

Young guns Leagh Moloney and Yanna Leahy produced a super performance at Munster A T&F in CIT Cork

June 8, 2015 in Track & Field Results by James Prendeville

Reporter:Frank Hosey
Nine athetes took part on Saturday in CIT on the first day of U9-13 Munster championships.
First up was Lily Reed in the U9 300m and 60m, competing in her first Munsters, where she competed well in both events. Next we had Ellen Hosey in the Turbo Javelin and 500m where she PB in both events 9.77m and 1:40 respectively.
In the U11 600m we had a strong field of 4 athletes going to post Sarah Meade, Laura Southern, Aoife Ryan and Meadhbh Hurley all performed well and provided great excitement for parents and coaches.
Sarah and Laura joined forces with Molly Quirke later in the day in the 60m where the team was strong enough for an 8th place finish in a hugely competitive event. In Molly’s favourite event the long jump, she produced another classy performance with a PB of 3:52m, good enough for 6th in Munster.
Our last two athletes, Leagh Moloney and Yanna Leahy, produced the performances on the day, in the 60m and long jump.  In the 60m they produced a silver medal  team performance, with Leagh’s 9:45sec, the 4th fastest individual time on the day. They also got the team silver in the long jump with jumps of 3:58m from Leagh and 3:53m from Yanna.  Leagh’s leap was good enough to secure the individual silver medal.
Congratulations to all our young athletes we are all very proud of you.
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