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Newsflash July 2015

Dunleer AC is very proud of juvenile athlete Liam Connaughton who completed an amazing double this summer with two National titles - All Ireland Schools junior boys javelin title and National Clubs under 16 javelin title.  Liam threw 52.85 metres to win the National title and get a New Championship best.  Liam's win means that he has been selected to compete for Ireland in the Celtic Games in Scotland in August.  Niamh Connaugton, Liam's sister has been immensely successful also with a National silver under 19 javelin medal last weekend.  Both Niamh and Liam train very hard under the tutelage of javelin expert Bart Rogers and are very dedicated to their discipline, always striving to improve technically and physically. Well done both on your performances and on motivating the younger athletes.

Middle Distance Heroics

In early July, Irish International and Dunleer AC athlete Tomás Cotter won the Men's 1500meters in the British Milers Club in Watford, London in an amazing 3:43. This was a PB for Tomás and a fantastic performance on the track. At Morton Stadium a week later, Tomás ran a life time best for 800m in 1.50 and then on July 12th Tomás won the Dunleer 4 Mile road race in a new course record 19.31. Tomás will run in the Morton Mile élite International on Thursday July 24th, hoping to be one of the few Irish men to run sub4 minutes for a mile. Thanks to Tomás and Garry Campbell who were at the July summer camp helping out with the sessions and enjoying the fun and games!  Garry Campbell and Diarmuid Mc Keown have both been invited to run in the junior mile race.  Thomas Barr will also be in action!

National Juvenile Track and Field Championships
Well done to all of our athletes competing in the National Championships during the last 3 weeks and to the juveniles competing in the Development Championships and our under 12 relay team: Joe O Brien,Tiernan Rowley, Blake Kennedy and Seán Mc Evoy.

Upcoming Events

  • Louth Junior, Senior and Masters at Lourdes Stadium: Thursday 23rd July at 6.30pm

  • Morton Games (Tomás, Garry, Diarmuid): Friday 24th July at 7pm

  • Setanta Games: Saturday 25th July at Bush track at 1.30pm

  • Carlingford Road Races:Friday, August 7th

  • Boyne AC Sports: August 9th in Lourdes Stadium at 1.30pm

Parents, check the Dunleer AC Facebook page for more details on upcoming events.

Larry Mc Guill Rás na hÉireann
A brilliant day was had by all at the Rás na hÉireann in Oldbridge.  Thanks goes to sponsors Coca Cola and to the OPW as well as all athletes, stewards and supporters who made this a great day for everyone.

Special thanks to the Mc Guill family, the Floyd family and the Duffin family for presenting their memorial cups.  Rás Results:

Registration Form Please download a registration form here and print off if you haven't already registered for 2015.  

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