Newsflash July 2014
Exciting times for Dunleer Athletic Club as members represent us in all aspects of competition, with Tomás Cotter donning the black and amber in Luzerne, Switzerland in a world class 3,000 metre steeplechase and finishing 11th, Karen and Carl winning our annual road race against tough opposition, the juveniles competing in senior graded meetings, National Championships, summer camp and beginners events. A lot of hard work being done by parents and coaches as well as our athletes, but everyone proud to be enjoying athletics as members of Dunleer AC.
Dunleer AC hosted the annual 4 Mile Road Race in Dunleer on Sunday 13th July. Congratulations to our two Dunleer AC winners Carl Dunne who received the Seán Carrie memorial cup and Karen Costello who received the Ollie Brennan memorial cup. The main sponsors were Centra Dunleer and Pat's Gift Shop, Dunleer. The Club would like to thank everyone for helping and/or participating. This was a great community effort co-
Well done to all athletes who competed in the National Juvenile Track & Field Championships and Development Championships recently. Liam Connaughton was second in the under 15 javelin event securing another National medal to add to his growing collection. Well done also to bronze medallist Danny O Brien in the 800m under 14 National Development event. Congrats to all of our juveniles who competed in the hurdles, sprints, high jump, long jump, javelin, middle distance events and relays! More results here....
Dunleer AC's International athlete Tomás Cotter ran for Ireland recently at the European Team Championships finishing a very fine 4th and helping the Irish team to 7th.
Well done to senior lady Karen Costello on her recent victory at the Alec Fennell 5km in Dundalk and the Drogheda & District promoted 5km.
Well done to our juvenile athletes who participated in the National Pairs Competition in Tullamore with gold for Patrick and Josh, silver for Erinn and Lucy, 5th for relay team u11 boys, 6th for Grace and Aeyla, 8th for Vanessa and Erinn.
Training continues during the summer. Athletics Ireland Summer Camp in July in Dunleer. See website for details.