Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Membership renewals

Club membership forms can be downloaded here. It is important to be registered. And at €40 per adult for a whole year of training, competition, company and encouragement it represents good value.
It is also important for members taking part in competitions organised by the Meath Athletics Board, Athletics Leinster and AAI. You must be affiliated and registered to a club for such competitions.
You are NOT covered for club activities from Feb 1st onwards if you have not taken up membership or renewed. DOWNLOAD HERE and bring to the next training session.

If you have already sorted out your 2014 membership you can relax.
Trim Athletic Club.
Membership forms for 2014 in case anyone didn't get one.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16242260/TrimAC_Membership_Form%20_2014.pdf


Monday, April 7, 2014

Trim AC track and field listings for juvenile members

Please note the following JUVENILE EVENTS over the coming weeks.

Spread the word among your colleagues.
19/04/14 Development Squad training Morton Stadium, Santry 10am-12pm (open to all athletes from 12 years old & up). Events TBD.

30/04/14 Meath Inter Club T&F League Day 2 Claremont Stadium, Navan 7.00pm. Events

07/05/14 Meath T&F Championships Day 1 (a) Hammers Meath County Board 7.00pm 

10/05/14 Meath T&F Championships Day 2 Meath County Board Claremont Stadium, Navan 9.00am

11/05/14 Meath T&F Championships Day 3 Meath County Board Claremont Stadium, Navan 9.00am

28/05/14 Meath Inter Club T&F League Day 3 Claremont Stadium, Navan 7.00pm. Events

18/06/14 Meath Inter Club T&F League Day 4 Claremont Stadium, Navan 7.00pm. Events

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Officers of Trim AC


Hello All
The following are the contact details for the officers of Trim AC

Ciaran Tobin, Chairman & PRO tobtrim@gmail.com
Enda Markey, Secretary endamarkey68@gmail.com
Heather Carty, Assistant Secretary, heather.carty@gmail.com
David Hawcroft Treasurer, davidhawcroft@yahoo.co.uk
Paula Hegarty, Childrens Officer paula.hegarty@hotmail.com
Don Mahon, Childrens Office, donmahon1@hotmail.com
Cathy Shelly, Childrens Officer, cathyshell1961@gmail.com
Moira Aston, Registrar,  moiraaston@athleticsireland.ie
Moira Peppard,Competition Juveniles moiragroomepeppard@gmail.com
John Rowe, Competition Juveniles, johnprowe@eircom.net
Andrew Linsley,Webmaster, alinsley@geneva-trading.com

Regards
Ciaran Tobin
PRO TRIM AC

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Heart Screening Coming to TRIM AC


Bookings can be made online athttps://www.heartaidbooking.ie/bookingform . People can use Credit or Debit cards to book an appointment.
Anyone with LAYA is FREE but must make a booking too.
The clinic code to book an appointment is: trim.
It is on Saturday March 8th, all-day 9.30am-4.45pm – 45 screenings. Venue Scoil Mhuire (Secondary school on Patrick St)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Joined up thinking

 Trim AC training Tuesday and Thursday from Castle St opposite the garda station 7.30pm. Come along and train in a friendly group environment which will help you achieve your fitness goals. Annual membership of our club is €40 per adult inc affiliation to Athletics Ireland, Meath Athletics, Leinster Athletics. AAI insurance cover included. The club has 5 AAI Level 2 coaches, 4 level 1 coaches and 3 athletics leaders for younger members.

Juvenile training takes place on Mon 6pm at Boyne Community School and Wed 6pm in Claremont Stadium Navan. Contact us at trimathleticclub@hotmail.com. Our website is www.trimac.ie follow us on twitter like us on facebook.

ROUND ONE inter club league ........CC relays.......Schools cross success.......Development squad training

Inter club league
The 2014 Meath Athletics inter club league will get underway with the first two rounds being staged indoors at the recently extended Cushinstown AC facility near Kilmoon Cross on the N2. The indoor competition will serve Meath athletes well as they complete their preparation for the Leinster and national indoor competitions which get underway at Athlone. The program for ROUND 1 of the league is as follows.  InterClub Track & Field League/February 26th 2014 - 7.15 p.m. - Cushinstown AC
Boys/Girls born 2006- 60 metres
Boys/Girls born 2005 -60 metres, long jump.
Boys/girls born 2003-60 metres, long jump
Boys /girls born 2001-60 metres,high jump
Boys/girls born 2000-60 metres,high jump.
Junior/senior/masters-60metres and high jump from 8pm


Trials for the Inter County Relays. Well done to Hannah Gilligan who qualified to represent Meath at the All Ireland Inter-County Cross Country Relays (4 * 500) which will be held in Dundalk IT on Sunday 2nd March.
Cushinstown Indoors - 26th January - Congratulations to Niamh Fahey finishing 3rd in the High jump with a clearance of 1.30mts. Also congratulations to Ross O'Connor who finished 3rd in his 60mt sprint. Well done to all our athletes who took part that day.
DCU Invitational Cross Country - Well done to Emma Rennick and Hannah Gilligan who were part of the winning team, for Scoil Mhuire in the DCU invitational cross country on Weds Jan 15th.
North Leinster Schools Cross Country -Columb Barracks sportsgrounds in Mullingar was the venue for the recent North Leinster cross country championships. The weather conditions did not deter the two local schools teams in their efforts. Emma and Hannah were also once again part of the winning team in this event. Also representing their schools were Ann Marie Diver, and Niamh Fahey. From the Boyne school, Trim AC were represented by Caoimhe Rowe, Gearoid McGee, Shane Clarke, John Halton and Jonathan McEvoy.

Development Squad Training - Morton Stadium, Santry - Saturday 1st March 2014 - 10am - 12pm This is open to all athletes from 12 years old & up). The cost for the 2 hours is €5 per athlete which is payable on the day. Please register in the stand at Morton Stadium from 9.30am. The events covered are: Hurdles, High Jump, Middle Distance, Shot & Pole Vault.

Mark set and go

National Ultra
Donadea Running Club hosted the national 50km Ultra Running championships in Donadea Forest Park on Saturday. The top Meath finisher was Peter Mooney from Clonard who finished an excellent third place behind ultra debutant Gary O Hanlon and Raivis Zakis (West Waterford AC. . Trim ultra runner Mark Melia completed the woodland course of ten five kilometre laps in 4h6mins.


In the latest round of the IMRA winter league at Trooperstown near Glendalough Ann Tobin was first W50 and eleventh overall.


Tri An Mhi triathlon club staged their club run over the course which will be used for the inaugural Trim Castle Duathlon on 9th March. Ellen Vitting completed the 4km run 21km ride and 3 km run in a time of 68m11s to finish top female and Ollie Carty put in a great effort to finish sixth overall.

Senior indoor bronze


National senior bronze for Trim teenager.
It was a proud and historic day fro Trim Athletic Club on Sunday when teenager Harry Purcell followed up on his recent national junior 800m victory with a 1m53.67 run earning his third place in the national senior indoor championship.The experienced Niall Tuohy, Ferrybank, won in a time of 1m52.24 with UCD runner Karl Griffin taking the runner up slot. The tussle between Purcell and Clonliffe Harrier, Kristaps Valters set the arena buzzing as the Trim teenager stood his ground in two close encounters of jostling from his senior opponent to see him off in the finishing straight to claim Trim Athletic Clubs first ever national senior individual medal. On Saturday Harry recorded the best qualifying time when he won the fasted heat of the day in an impressive 1m54.77.


Club colleague Shane Aston who is developing into a fine decathlete qualified for the final of the 60m hurdles where he ran a personal best time of 8s81. He also got in some valuable long jump action when recording 6m18.



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentines 5km third spot for Enda

The Valentines 5km was staged at The Downs GAA club near Mullingar last Sunday. Enda Markey finished 3rd Masters male in a very good time of 18.41, Brian Cully recorded a time of 22.25.

Weekend Ahead


  • AAI indoor championships The national indoor senior championships will be staged at the Athlone Institute ARENA on Sat 15 & Sun 16 February. Rrepresenting the club in mens senior events will be two very promising young athletes Harry Purcell the recent winner of the national junior indoor 800m championship and Shane Aston the current national junior decathlon champion.
  • Donadea for the long trek Donandea near Kilcock will be the venue for the Irish Ultra running championship. Nearly 200 runners from around the country will do battle over a fifty kilometre course next Saturday. Among them will be our own Ultra specialist Mark Melia. The Trim man only took up running two years ago and has made quite an impact in the ultra end of things. He ran 31 marathons , numerous halfs and a few ultras in 2013 and this is his first ultra of 2014 having warmed up in an East of Ireland marathon club race around Longwood/Killyon a few weeks ago.

Ready to RAS

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    This is the piece which I have prepared for Focus this week and for our club web. Could adult runners please send results/photos or brief summaries of events/races etc... to trimathleticclub@hotmail.com or text 0863445903 . In the case of our underage athletes I would appreciate if someone could keep me updated on their competitive activity as requested at the AGM. We must encourage them as they embark in their sporting careers.PLEASE FORWARD THIS to anyone not on this list to whom the content is relevant. Thanks Ciaran Tobin
    RAS nahEIREANN 2104 next Sunday The prestigious Ras na hEireann cross country races will be staged at the Battle of the Byne Centre, 4km west of Drogheda on the Slane Rd next Sunday 16 Feb. The event is hosted by Dunleer AC and will include an international senior mens and womens race as well as open race.The course is a one of the best in the country set in a scenic and historic location. There is a great programme of cross country races for underage runners and it will be a great workout for our members who are targetting the spring schools championships and the AAI development races at Dunboyne. Girls 12:00 Under 9 (Born 2006 or after) 500m Boys Under 9 (Born 2006 or after) 500m Girls 12:10 Under 11 (Born 2004 or 2005) 800m Boys Under 11 (Born 2004 or 2005) 800m Girls 12:20 Under 13 (Born 2002 or 2003) 1500m Boys Under 13 (Born 2002 or 2003) 1500m Girls 12:35 Under 15 (Born 2000 or 2001) 2500m Boys Under 15 (Born 2000 or 2001) 2500m Girls 13:00 Under 17 (Born 98 or 99) 3000m Boys Under 17 (Born 98 or 99) 4000m Prizes : 1st 6 individuals plus top 3 teams in all juvenile races. ADULT RAS EVENTS Ladies 13:30 Senior, Junior & Masters 4000m Men 14:00 Senior, Junior & Masters 6000m 1st 10 seniors, 1st three Juniors(under 20), 1st 3 O-40,45,50 & 55 Masters,1st 3 club teams (teams to include any combination of Senior, Junior or Master),1st Men team will be awarded the Noel McGuill Cup.,1st Ladies team will be awarded the Sandra Floyd Cup.Mixed 14:30 Larry Mc Guill 3K 3000m All ADULT Race Entries €5 . No Gate Fee on the Day.

Congrats Hannah and Emma with Scoil Mhuire


  • The Scoil Mhuire junior girls cross country won the North Leinster team title at Columb Barracks, Mullingar in a deluge last week. Hannah Gilligan (5th overall) and Emma Rennicks were members of the team which was lead home by Amy Clarke from Na Fianna AC

Inter club league Round 1


  • The 2014 Meath Athletics inter club league will get underway with the first two rounds being staged indoors at the recently extended Cushinstown AC facility near Kilmoon Cross on the N2. The indoor competition will serve Meath athletes well as they complete their preparation for the Leinster and national indoor competitions which get underway at Athlone. The program for ROUND 1 of the league is as follows. InterClub Track & Field League/February 26th 2014 - 7.15 p.m. - Cushinstown AC Boys/Girls born 2006- 60 metres Boys/Girls born 2005 -60 metres, long jump. Boys/girls born 2003-60 metres, long jump Boys /girls born 2001-60 metres,high jump Boys/girls born 2000-60 metres,high jump. Junior/senior/masters-60metres and high jump from 8pm

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Meath CC relay trials

“On Sunday 9th February Fr Murphy AC will host trials to select teams for the Girls and boys under 12 and 14 Inter- County Cross Country Relays.
The trials will start at 12 noon at Frayne and all the races are over 500 metres.
All athletes must be registered for 2014 to be eligible to compete.
2013 age groups apply for this event – i.e. under 12 born in 2002 and 2003, under 14 born in 2000 and 2001.
The first 4 home plus 1 sub in each race will be selected to represent Meath at the All Ireland Inter-County Cross Country relays ( 4 x 500 metres)which will be held at Dundalk IT on Sunday 2nd March in advance of the National senior and Junior Cross Country Championships– time to be confirmed”.
Regards
Paddy  Mangan
Competition Sec.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Club raises Hope........... €600


Trim Athletic Club recently staged a series of 3km time trials. Each runner nominated their preferred charity. At the end of the series a draw was made to choose the charity. Suzanne Halpin who has since emigrated to New Zealand nominated the Hope Foundation which works with destitute children in India.

 Photo shows Ciaran Tobin and Barry Harten from Trim Athletic Club announcing the donation of €600,the proceeds of the series.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Membership 2014

Hi Folks
Over thee past few weeks some club officials and the treasurer David Hawcroft in particular, have been trying to sort out the registrations and memberships for the new season. This is an urgent matter as it has insurance implications for training sessions. It is also important for members taking part in competitions organised by the Meath Athletics Board, Athletics Leinster and AAI. You must be affiliated and registered to a club for such competitions. 

You are NOT covered for club activities from Feb 1st onwards if you have not taken up membership or renewed. DOWNLOAD HERE and bring to the next training session. 

If you have already sorted out your 2014 membership you can relax and disregard this message.

 Thanks
Ciaran Tobin,
Chairman Trim AC.

Trim Athletic Club.
Membership forms for 2014 in case anyone didn't get one.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16242260/TrimAC_Membership_Form%20_2014.pdf

Sunday, January 26, 2014

National junior victory

Harry Purcell one of the most promising middle distance talents in the country returned to competitive action at the national indoor championships in Athlone IT arena. The young Trim man took the 800 metres title in a time of 1m52s ahead of Daniel Lawlor, Carlow and fellow Meath runner Rob Tully,SOSAC. At the same competition Shane Aston jumped 6.46 to claim the bronze medal in the under 23s long jump. Both athletes will turn their attentions to the AAI Games senior competition next weekend at the same venue.

Ins and outs

The national masters indoor championships took place. Trim had another medal winning performance with Noel Hanratty putting in a brilliant run to finish second to Raheny athlete Pat Timmons in the M60 3000 metres. His time of 11.13 was an excellent age group performance.

The John Treacy 10 Mile road race was staged in very wet and windy conditions in the coastal town of Dungarvan on Sunday. The Trim AC husband and wife duo Sean Murphy and Jane Murphy once again made their way to one of Irelands most popular 10 mile events which this year attracted 1600 entries from near and far. Sean finished in 58 minutes and Jane came home in 1h29m.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Young runners return 6 Jan.

Juvenile training resumes after the Christmas break on Monday 6 January 6pm in the Boyne Community School.  You can register your child for the 2014 season for €30 or the whole family for €100. Contact David Hawcroft 0871345371 for further details.

Club AGM followed by annual social.

Hello All,
Next Saturday 11 January the club will hold its annual general meeting in the Castle Arch Hotel. The annual general meeting is your chance to get involved in the administration of the club and make an input into its development and direction. All adult members and parents of our juvenile members are encouraged to attend. No one will be asked to take on any impossible or mammoth tasks so feel free to please come along.
Following the AGM the club will hold its annual get together at the same hotel starting time is 9pm. Hot food will be served and the sub is €12 per head. It is important that we have definite numbers for the social so that we can give the hotel an indication of how many it has to cater for. Could you please indicate your attendance (and if you will be accompanied) at the social by return email or text Ann Tobin on 086 1987133 before Thursday. Cheers Ciaran Tobin Chairman / PRO