ATHLETICS: 20 TIR CHONAILL AC MEMBERS SET FOR DUBLIN MARATHON

first_imgBack l/r Anne Donoghue, Eleanor Rooney, Danny Grimes, Martin Gallagher, Aidan Mc Gonagle, Martin McGowan, Rodney Irwin, Julie McMullin, Catherine DonlanFront l/r Lynda Gallagher, Philomena Gallagher, Sharon McGowan, Paul McGee, Paddy Donoghue, Clare Flood – missing Vinny Duffy, Linda Ward and Jason McGarrigleDublin City Marathon Over twenty athletes from the club and region will compete in next Monday’s Dublin City Marathon. All have prepared with a purpose, under the coaching guidance of Paddy Donoghue, all have specific completion goals/times, many are completing the 26miles plus distance for various charities. All are to be congratulated and wished every success on attempting to complete the challenge of the marathon.  Club Training – the numbers attending club group training sessions at the moment is most encouraging. Many members have commented on the great ‘buzz and fun’ experienced at these sessions and of the safe and user friendly facilities of the ‘floodlite track’ and well equipped sportshall/gymnasium.    On Tues evening last -7pm start – Kevin Mc Glynn’s fit4life group in… Donegal Town had an attendance of over 30 complete a session that included a dynamic warm up; core and circuit training plus a 30 aerobic run. Earlier on Tues evening 4-5.30pm the AVS School session led by Michelle Harvey had an equally impressive attendance   On Thursday evening 5.45 -7pm the Primary schools weekly ‘Little Athletics ‘ programme of agility, balance, co-ordination, running jumping and throwing games and led by Paul O’Gara/David Doherty/Ann McGowan/Jackie Harvey had over 90 in attendance. Also on Thurs. evening the Senior training group i.e. Secondary school age group and upwards had over 30 in attendance under the lead of Richard McCarthy/Eamon Harvey. They were joined on the final 40mins of the session by over 20 of Kevin McGlynn’s fit4life group for an excellent S&C circuit session which included stations of resistance running -using pullies ,medicine ball work, 4 core/plank exercises, skipping, agility, bench dips/step ups/ squats and running. To find approx. 60 adults involved and working hard in a well organised and structured session was a tribute to the clubs coaching structure. On Saturday morning Paddy Donoghues Dublin City Marathon group trained at 8.30am from the Church Car Park in Bundoran while Kevin Mc Glynn’s Donegal Town fit4life group trained at 8am. On Sunday morning over Senior athletes attended the weekly Track and Field session at club HQ in Donegal Town. New members are welcome to join all groups   Warm weather training – the clubs annual warm weather training camp will take place from Dec 30th to Jan 6th in Monte Gordo/Algarve. Twenty six club members have signed up for the trip. Contacts[immediately] Richard McCarthy/Eamon Harvey.   Coaching Course four club members travelled to Manorhamilton on Saturday last for a well attended eight hours Athletics Leader coaching course. Well done.All will now get involved and assist with coaching on the clubs Little Athletics Programme on Thurs night in Donegal Town 5.45 -7pm   Club Newsletter – Patricia Boyle is about to launch a club newsletter -within the next 7 days – and would welcome up to date individual or group photographs for inclusion   Cara 10 2014 Launch – the annual/very popular and professionally run Cara 10 mile run will be launched on Tues 12th November – venue Bundoran Library at 7.30pm. Tir Chonaill AC has a large supportive and beneficial role and encourages as many members as possible to attend.In 2013 the event attracted over 1,100 entrants. This year the vent will be larger than ever and will include a weekend that includes in addition to the 10k/10miles challenge on Saturday a 5k family walk on Friday evening and Surfing lessons/opportunities for 400 early entrants on the Sunday. The event will have over €5,000 of a prize fund and all proceeds will go to charities which will announced a the launch on 12th November  ATHLETICS: 20 TIR CHONAILL AC MEMBERS SET FOR DUBLIN MARATHON was last modified: October 24th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ATHLETICS: 20 TIR CHONAILL AC MEMBERS SET FOR DUBLIN MARATHONlast_img read more