Endurance Course – Ennis

April 1, 2019 in Coaching, Latest News by Mark Guerin

Good morning all,

There will be an upcoming Endurance Running Course in Ennis Co. Clare on Sat 27th April. The course will run from 10am to approx. 4pm and costs €60. Each coach will receive a coaching manual and certificate on completion of the course.


The aim of the Endurance Running course is to give some basic knowledge/skills to the endurance coach to help assist in the delivery of coaching sessions to young athletes/Fit4Life groups/Road Runners etc. It is an introduction to some key endurance principles.


Barriers to Running/Fit4Life/Leadership
Coaching/Motivating/Goal Setting
Warming Up & Warming Down Practical on Track
Training Principals/Heart Rates/Energy Systems
Training Aims/Setting Up a Training Plan Theory
Setting Up a Training Plan Practical (Coaches Work in Groups Developing Training Microcycles)
Final Training Tips and Q&A
Further information on course content HERE: https://www.athleticsireland.ie/coaching/coach-education/endurance-running/

COURSE REGISTER HERE: https://eventmaster.ie/event/w0JIPySRQ

Places are limited so please book your spot early. This Endurance Running Course is open to all those 16 years or over. It is open to people from all sporting codes and not just members of Athletics Ireland. Please circulate to any coaches/clubs etc. whom you think will benefit from this course.

Sprint Relay Workshop – University of Limerick

October 18, 2018 in Coaching by Mark Guerin

A Athletics Ireland Workshop coming up in UL in November delivered by Karen Kirk who coached the Irish women’s 4x100m relay team to a sliver medal at the World U20 championships



August 21, 2015 in Coaching, Important Notices, Latest News by Gwynne Ryan


LAC Coaches certified with Athletics Ireland Coaching Standard Level 2

February 4, 2015 in Coaching by Colm Turner

Dave and PJ
Dave Frataroli and PJ O’Rourke. Two of LAC’s AAI Level 2 certified coaches.


THREE Limerick Athletic Club coaches have been certified with Athletics Ireland’s Coaching Standard Level 2. Dave Frataroli, Gwynne Ryan and PJ O’Rourke successfully completed the course which focused on event specialisation such as sprints, hurdles, throws, jumps among others.

Each coach excelled in both written and practical assessments in their relevant area of expertise before being awarded their certificates.

Professional AAI instructors delivered the course to the LAC coaches covering topics relevant to the development of athletes under their charge such as nutrition and hydration; strength and conditioning; injury prevention and regeneration; physiology and anatomy; training techniques; sports psychology and competition preparation.

The LAC community would like to thank Dave, Gwynne and PJ for their continued commitment to the development of its athletes. Congratulations guys.

Child welfare information evening Wednesday December 10.

December 9, 2014 in Coaching, Important Notices, Latest News by Colm Turner




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.