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News

Juvenile Training Update

Training will be in Bushfield on Tuesdays at 6.30pm to 7.15pm for U11, 12 and 13 for those competing in the xc only for now. and 7.30pm to 9 pm for U14 to masters.

Training will be in Bushfield Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm for U11, 12 and 13  for those competing in the xc only for now.

We plan to open training to other groups in the near future. Details will be announced once finalised.

In order to train you must book your training slot on line at

https://membership.athleticsireland.ie/reservation.html

Please book before noon on the day of training. We cannot accept anyone at training that has not pre-booked and you will be turned away so please do not be disappointed as we have to follow policy on Covid.

You will need your Athletics Ireland number to book training which you would have received via email from Athletics Ireland when you registered for 2020. If you do not have it please contact Mary Barrett marybarrettpe@gmail.com

Parents must remain at the track for the duration of the training session.

Again, the club depends on the support and help from parents so if your child is involved in training we would appreciate parents getting involved in coaching and assisting. You just need to be garda vetted beforehand, please contact the club or any of the coaches at these sessions.

The Galway County Cross Country Championships will take place over two weekends in early October, starting on Sunday October 4th with the even-ages.

The first weekend Venue is not yet finalised. We will advise as soon as it is confirmed.

The ages & distances are:

Age Girls Boys

U10 1000m 1000m
U12 2000m 2000m
U14 3000m 3000m
U16 4000m 4000m
U18 4000m 6000m

If your child is interested in competing the Entry fee is €5 per athlete per race. Please advise Mary Barrett on email marybarrettpe@gmail.com or at training.

Also to note

The uneven ages are due to take place on October 11th, venue to be confirmed.

The following are the distances & age groups….

Age Girls Boys

U9 800m 800m
U11 1500m 1500m
U13 2500m 2500m
U15 3500m 3500m
U17 4000m 5000m

Athletes can compete in their age group or the immediate age group above as in if you run u12 in your current age group you can also run u13 and so on.

AGM 2019

Our AGM will be held on Monday 18th November 2019 at 7.30pm in the
Clubhouse. All members are invited to come along. If you have any
motions that you would like to submit please do so before 11th
November 2019.

Table Quiz

Come join the fun and maybe answer a few questions also.

Macnamee`s Bar 26/1/2018 @8 pm

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Loughrea Moat Runs

Join Loughrea Athletic Club on Walled Towns Day, for fun runs alongside Loughrea’s medieval moat. Open to all ages and fitness abilities.

Date: Sunday, 27 August, 2017
Time: 11am – 12pm
Location: The Walks (Station Road end), Loughrea, County Galway
Admission: Free

This event forms part of Loughrea Medieval Festival – 25th-27th August, 2017

Loughrea Mideval Festival

Roscommon Harrier 10 mile

16 runners and 1 supporter were at the Roscommon Harrier 10 mile on Saturday. For some it was their first 10 mile. It was a fantastic event the organization was first class.

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LAC Draw

Congratulations to Teresa Fitzgerald on winning €1000 in the latest round of the Loughrea Athletic Club monthly draw! Draw took place in Dawdys bar and ticket was drawn by Pat Fahy. Well done Teresa.

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LAC Draw

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Congratulations to Olive Loughnane on winning the Loughrea Athletic Club Draw

LAC Draw 4

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Congratulations to Louise Shaughnessy on Winning the Draw.

Best of Luck to Everyone Next Month

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Galway Sports Star Awards

Congratulations to Loughrea AC`s own TJ Beatty who is getting the Special Dedication award in recognition of his lifetime’s involvement with athletics between competing, coaching and administrating at the Galway Sports Star Awards
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Bushfield Cross Country

Due to the development in Bushfied and some of the Cross Country Track being closed. We have come up with some ideas of Running the Cross Country in a different way. These have all been measured and Ran. So if you are up for a challenge please come and have a go…

A huge thank you goes to Martin Collins for all the work on this

Option 1

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Option 2

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Fundraising Draw

Congratulations to the winner of our First Draw

Best of luck to Everyone in Next Months Draw

Olive Loughnane

Olive Loughnane, World Champion Gold Medalist, will be appearing at the Loughrea Hotel & Spa, Slieve Aughty Room on Friday, 28 October at 7.30pm for a meet and greet session. All welcome.

Olive will also be pulling out the first ticket of our monthly fundraising draw for the development of our new pitch at Bushfield, Loughrea. Limited tickets for the draw are still available. Please contact 087 8394698 if you wish to support this fundraiser.

On Saturday 29 October at 10.30am Olive will be holding a meeting and greet session for junior members of Loughrea Athletic Club at Bushfield. A great chance to meet a true World Champion

Table Quiz

Congratulations to our Winners

Table Quiz Winners

An evening with Steve Jones – Running Simplified

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Loughrea AC would like to thank Steve Jones for a great talk and insight to running.
It was a great event and a very enjoyable night
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Body Conditioning
Caroline Whiriskey is starting a Total Body Conditioning class starting July 6th for the  month.
Wednesdays
Time: 7-8pm in Bushfield
Fridays
Time: 9:30-10:30am in Temperance Hall
Price: 35 euro for 4 classes or 60 for 8!
Please contact Caroline at 087 2201095

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LAC Table Quiz

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Loughrea Athletic Club Table Quiz.

Results below:

Team Name R 1 R 2 R 3 R 4 R 5 R 6 R 7 R 8 R 9 R 10 Total
The Pokie Coalition 10 10 8 8 10 9 9 10 10 8 92
The Avengers 10 10 8 7 10 10 9 9 8 9 90
The Foxes 9 9 8 7 10 9 9 10 9 10 90
The Cousins 9 9 7 8 10 8 9 10 9 10 89
The Same Again 8 9 8 8 10 9 8 8 8 9 85
Fit 4 Nothing 8 10 8 6 9 9 7 10 10 8 85
The Hens Teeth 8 10 9 8 9 8 9 8 7 7 83
Bambi 7 8 7 7 9 9 9 9 9 8 82
The Orcs 10 9 8 6 8 8 8 9 5 8 79
The Lizzy Lumas 8 8 5 8 8 8 7 9 9 8 78
The Main Street Team 6 7 7 6 8 9 7 9 9 8 76
Juicy Fruits 8 7 9 5 8 9 6 6 9 9 76
Mary`s Bloggers 9 8 8 4 10 9 7 3 9 8 75
Bewildered 7 9 8 5 8 6 8 9 7 6 73
CIA 7 9 7 4 7 8 9 5 8 7 71
ProofImTraining 8 6 6 8 8 5 8 9 6 7 71
The Seatle Donkeys 8 6 5 8 7 8 6 8 5 7 68
Yummy Mummies 6 5 5 6 5 7 5 8 7 8 62
The Reds 9 6 6 3 8 6 6 4 5 7 60
The Misfits 7 6 7 6 9 6 6 2 3 6 58
Coors Delights 4 3 5 3 5 5 4 6 4 2 41
                       
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Fit for Life

Get Fit, Lose Weight, Meet People : Why not join Loughrea Athlethic Club which caters for all abilities Male & Female (Adults) from Walkers , Joggers , Runners and Seasoned Athletes from couch to 5k and beyond.
 
Meeting at Temperance Hall Tuesdays and Thursdays 7Pm
Contact
Joan Murray 085-1457083 (Fit for Life Co-Ordinator)
Joseph Clancy 087-8394698 (Senior Training Co-Ordinator)
For further information : http://www.loughreaathlethicclub.com