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National Juvenile Championships in Waterford
On Sunday December 15th, the Dunleer AC juveniles competed on a tough cross country course at the National Championships and were delighted to come away with 2 individual medals, 1 Provincial medal and a 4th Club team placing.

Grace Fitzpatrick ran in the under 11 girls 1500m race and out of a field of over 120 of the best athletes in her age group in the country finished in 12th place, duly receiving her individual medal and a team silver Provincial medal. The boys under 11 had some great performances also with Tom Mathews leading the boys home and closely followed by team mates Patrick Farrell, James Russell and Seán Mc Evoy.

The boys under 13 was a fantastic race over 2,500m and the team was led home by the gutsy Kian Leavy who finished in 7th place. Kian received an individual top 12 medal to go with his 6th place under 11 last month. Next home was Conor Matthews, with support from teammates TJ Doheny, Neal Hodgins, Finn Reilly and Danny O Brien running superbly to finish 4th in the Club team competition.

In the boys under 17 event, Garry Campbell performed very well to earn 14th place in a top quality National field.

Well done to all who competed and all 22 juveniles who qualified for this National event from the Leinster cross country championships.

National Senior Cross Country and Juvenile Championships in Santry
Senior men Darragh Greene and Fintan Reilly played very important roles in securing team gold for Louth in the Inter County Grade C senior 10km competition, while the juveniles secured 5 medals.  Read more.

Leinster Cross Country Day 2 at Adamstown
Dunleer AC had huge success at the Leinster cross country championships in Adamstown in Wexford, with 7 Individual medallists plus 2 team qualifiers for the National Championships in Waterford in December.  See more

Louth Senior Cross Country Championships - Senior Title for Darragh
Darragh Greene won the Louth Senior Championship in fine style last Sunday, 3rd November at the beautiful OPW estate at Oldbridge House. The Dunleer AC athlete was a convincing winner of the 10,000 metre event and he was ably supported by his team of Aonghus Rooney, Graham Townsend, Eugene Burns, Patrick Connolly, Pat Fitzpatrick, Joe Kelly, Anthony Connolly and Derek Russell, with the team finishing in 4th place. The Dunleer AC ladies were led home by Emma Fay in the 5,000m metres, followed by Sandra Doheny, Aoife Mc Cullough, Jacqueline Matthews, Helen Cheshire, and Nicola Courtney. The ladies finished in 4th place in the team section.
Dunleer AC's Garry Campbell won the junior men's race with Sam Bingham in 2nd place, just ahead of Glenmore AC's Cormac Barry.
Meanwhile in the juvenile relay races, the Dunleer AC boys under 10 relay team were victorious, continuing their winning streak, with the mixed under 12 team finishing in 2nd place. The Dunleer under 14 boys were 1st and 3rd, while the Dunleer under 14 girls were first in their section.

Leinster Cross Country Day 1 2013
Gold for Grace Fitzpatrick, Jack Mc Cullough: silver for Kian Leavy: bronze for Aoife Fay...see more..

Carl Dunne Victory in the US
SAINT LEO, Fla. – Hosting the 2013 Sunshine State Conference Cross Country Championship at the Abbey Golf Course in Saint Leo, Fla. proved to be the perfect setting for the Saint Leo men's cross country team on Saturday morning. With an impressive home crowd, the Lions notched a new program best by finishing second overall, completing the event with 41 points.
Carl Dunne set a new Abbey Course record, shattering the previous time as he completed the 8K course in 25:37, for a career second-best. The Monasterboice, Ireland native claimed the individual title with his first place finish, marking the first time a runner from Saint Leo has claimed the honor on the men's side.

Leinster Schools' Multi Events Champion

Dunleer AC's Emma Cheshire represented her school St. Vincent's on Wednesday last in the Leinster Schools' Multi Events Championships in Athlone and had a super performance over 5 events and excelled in the minor girls under 14 at high jump, sprint hurdles, long jump, shot putt and 800m to win the gold medal.    

Chicago Marathon

Well done to Dunleer AC athlete Aonghus Rooney who ran a brilliant 2:50:51 today, Sunday in the Chicago marathon! Great running Aonghus.

Louth intermediate and juvenile cross country championships
7 Louth Champions for Dunleer AC

Dunleer Athletic Club had 7 individual winners on Sunday in the Louth uneven ages cross country championships with first place going to: Oisín Cheshire boys under 9, Kian Leavy boys under 13, Seaghna Campbell girls under 15, Jack Mc Cullough boys under 15, Aoife Fay girls under 17, Garry Campbell boys under 17, Emma Fay girls under 19.
Silver individual medals went to Patrick Farrell boys under 11, Grace Fitzpatrick girls under 11, Conor Matthews boys under 13, and bronze individual medals were awarded to Katie Mathews girls under 13, Finn Reilly boys under 13, Aideen Fay girls under 17 and Jack Boylan boys under 17. All of the juveniles acquitted themselves very well over the undulating ground. Team of the day award must go to the boys under 13 who finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th individually, with Kian Leavy, Conor Matthews, Finn Reilly, Danny O Brien, TJ Doheny and Neal Hodgins filling the places with their teammate Cathal Quinn sprinting home just a few places behind. This team win was followed by a win for the girls under 17 with Aoife Fay, Aideen Fay, Niamh Connaughton, Aoife Kelly and Lisa Mc Gowan all playing their part.
Silver team medallists in the boys under 11 championship were Patrick Farrell, James Russell, Tom Mathews, Seán Mc Evoy, Dean Smyth and Jamie O Callaghan, while the boys under 17 team also claimed silver with Garry Campbell, Jack Boylan and Shane Cheshire.
In the Intermediate men's and women's races Dunleer AC were 4th in both team competitions.

Louth Juvenile and Novice Cross Country Championships 2013
Dunleer AC had a great day's cross country at Day 1 of the Louth Championships with individual winners and medallists.
The Novice Men were 2nd team in the 6km with Aonghus Rooney in 5th place, Graham Townsend in 8th, Paddy Connolly 10th and Pat Fitzpatrick in 11th and Anthony Connolly in 20th.
The ladies novice team also did very well with Aoife Mc Cullough first home in 12th place, Helen Cheshire in 18th and Grace Foley in 30th.
In the juvenile events there was great success both individually and from a team perspective.
In the girls under 8 Dunleer AC had a winner in Erinn Leavy, with Matthew Fitzpatrick winning the boys under 8. Girls under 10 Champion for 2013 is Grace Fitzpatrick, while in the boys under 10 Patrick Farrell was 3rd. Kian Leavy was the winner of the boys under 12, while in the girls race Theresa Russell was 3rd. In the under 14 event Jack Mc Cullough was a convincing winner with Conor Matthews coming through to take bronze. In the girls equivalent Emma Cheshire ran very well to take third place. There was further success for the Mid Louth Club in the under 16 girls race with Aoife and Aideen Fay taking 1st and 3rd respectively. In the boys under 16 Jack Boylan had a great run to take silver. In the under 18 events Garry Campbell took gold and Niamh Connaughton
took silver.
The club took 4 gold medals in the team events, boys under 10, girls under 14, boys under 14 and girls under 16. The boys under 12 also did very well to get silver.

Ocean State Cross Country 2013
The Ocean State Cross Country event took place over 2 days, on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September, with thousands of athletes from 12 US States competing in this highly ranked event, co- organised by  Charlie Breagy who is originally from Ardee and a member of Dunleer AC since his juvenile days.  Charlie was a prolific athlete in the 1980's and a scholarship student at Providence College alongside another Providence graduate John Treacy, Olympic medallist and double world cross country champion. Charlie has been helping Dunleer AC with Rás na hÉireann since the Club's Centenary year in 1996, organising International teams and élite athletes to compete at the mid Louth Club's hugely popular cross country event.  Charlie invited Team Dunleer to compete in Rhode Island, and while this is the third time an Irish team of athletes has participated, 2013 was the most successful to date with 7 team members coming home with individual medals.

Day 1 was a lovely sunny day at Goddard Park, with Middle School athletes turning up in their thousands to contest the placings. Out of 218 finishers Katie Mathews' 14th placing and individual top 30 medal proved a great start to the Middle School section of the event.  Katie covered the cross country 2,000 metre course in a terrific 8.14 minutes.

The Middle School boys event, also over 2,000 metres had 221 finishers and Conor Matthews had a podium top 5 placing in 6.58 minutes, with 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th tightly packed together and finishing within a 5 second margin.

On day 2, another beautiful sunny day dawned and the Dunleer AC juvenile athletes were in action throughout the day, featuring in 4 races, with 17 juveniles representing the Irish delegation.

The Freshmen girls race proved to be the race of the day on Saturday for the Dunleer team with Seaghna Campbell executing a brilliant race plan over 4,000 metres to win overall by almost 2 seconds ahead of second placed athlete Caroline Meizen from Douglas.  Seaghna's time of 16.05 gave her an average mile of 6.28 over 3 miles.  Seaghna was backed by her team mates Seoda Matthews in 9th place, Leah Cassidy in 22nd and Gráinne Murray in 61st place, despite suffering a stitch mid race.  A brilliant performance for the girls' team.

In the Freshmen boys' race over the 4,000m course the Dunleer team of Stephen Reilly, Evan Whelan, Evan Doheny and David O Brien had a great outing with placings of 49th, 89th, 101st and 104th respectively.  These boys are all new to the sport of cross country and all acquitted themselves very well against top class competition.

The Dunleer senior girls team competed in the Division 1 Varsity 5km, with Aoife Fay in contention throughout and finishing a fantastic 7th place in 19.55 averaging 6.25 miles for 4 miles.  Again there was a huge field with 192 finishers, and the Dunleer girls gave their all, with Aoife first home for the team and winning an individual medal, Emma Fay finishing in 21.48, Niamh Murray in 24.28, and high jumper Lisa Mc Gowan doing her bit for the team finishing in 34.33.

The Boys' Division 1 Varsity 5km cross country race was won in 15.55, with Dunleer's Garry Campbell in 19th place in a time of 17.20, making the top 30 medallists.  Out of 217 finishers, Jack Boylan was pleased with his new personal best for the distance, 18.15, and his 53rd position.  Newcomers Eoin Dillon and Kurt McGrane finished in 19.34 and 20.39 respectively, with javelin specialiast Liam Fussey completing the line up in a very respectable 22.35.

A 5km trail race for the managers took place in the early morning on day 2, with Niall Campbell finishing 10th overall in 20.27 and Jacqueline Matthews 30th in 23.35.  Niall went on to compete in the Rock and Roll Providence Half Marathon on Sunday 29th and ran a superb 1 hour 30 minutes.  

National Senior Track and Field Championships 2013

Adamstown Cross Country
Girls u9 1st Erinn Leavy Boys u9 6th Matthew Fitzpatrick Girls u10 2nd Grace Fitzpatrick Boys u10 12th Seán Mc Evoy Boys u12 1st Kian Leavy Boys u13 2nd Conor Matthews, 8th Danny O Brien Girls u14 18th Seoda Matthews Girls u16 1st Aoife Fay Boys U16 4th Jack Boylan

Ardee Sports

Boyne Sports

National Senior Multi Events
At the National senior multi events championship in Tullamore at the weekend, Geraldine Finegan took on the best, including Kelly Proper the eventual winner, to finish a very creditable 4th.

Annagassan 10k
Dunleer A.C Results
Kieron Kelly 34.36
Pat Fitzpatrick 38.34
Ciaran Connaughton 39.33
Niall Campbell 40.12
Pat Cheshire 45.28
Helen Cheshire 47.12
Ian Carroll 53.06

Glenmore 5k

Louth Juvenile Summer League Round 2

Louth Junior, Senior & Masters
Congrats to Senior Title Winners Carl Dunne 3,000m, Fintan Reilly 200m, 400m, 800m, Darragh Greene 1500m, and Geraldine Finegan 100m, 800m, LJ, Shot, Javelin and Junior Title Winners Niamh 800m and Ciarán Connaughton 1500m, Fit4Life Mile Winner Grace Foley and to all other participants.
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Morton Mile
Well done to Darragh Greene and Garry Campbell on representing Dunleer AC at this International event in July.  A special congrats to Garry on lowering his pb for 800m to 1.57.

Dunleer AC 4 Mile Seán Carrie/Ollie Brennan Memorial Road Race
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World Student Games

Well done to our Irish International athlete Tomás Cotter on representing Ireland in the World Student Games in Kazan in Russia in July and in the European Teams Championship in Santry in June.  Tomás finished 4th in the International Senior Men's 3km steeple chase in Santry and qualified for the final in Kazan

Pre Championships 2013
Well done to everyone who took part in the event. Fantastic effort everyone!
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Leinster and National Juvenile Track and Field Championships

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National Indoor Juvenile Championships
Emma Cheshire finished 7th in the under 14 National Indoor Championships in the high jump with a best jump of 1.40m. Garry Campbell won his heat of the 800m under 17 qualifying with ease for the final. Jack Mc Cullough also qualified for the final of the 800m under 14. Garry Campbell won the final to become the National title hlder under 17, while Jack finished a great 2nd under 14.

Leinster Indoor Championships Athlone

Congratulations to our newly crowned Leinster Indoor Champions Emma Fay under 19 800m and Garry Campbell under 17 800m, and also to silver medallist Jack Mc Cullough under 14 800m, bronze medallist Emma Cheshire under 14 high jump and Aoife Holmes 4th under 13 high jump. Well done to the rest of our Indoor squad who competed very well against the best Leinster had to offer.

Coca Cola Rás na hÉireann 2013

Coca Cola Rás na hÉireann 2013 Men

Girls U9
Boys U9 Girls U11 Boys U11 Girls U13 Boys U13
Girls U15 Boys U15 Girls U17 Boys U17

Darragh Greene Finalist National Indoor 800m

Blackrock AC Cross Country

National Indoor Combined Events Athlone 2013

National Juvenile Relays (Saturday) and Individual events (Sunday)
At the National Juvenile Relay Championships in Tullamore last Sunday, the Dunleer AC boys U13 and Girls U14 who had qualified from their Leinster Championships took part in the National competition and both teams performed very well, and were just short of qualifying for the finals.  A great day was had by all and the young athletes were very proud to represent their Club at such a high level in their sport.
Anthony Dillon and Neal Hodgins were further honoured with places on the Louth relay team under 13 and took part in the National Inter County competition, with Garry Campbell on the under 17 Louth team which took bronze, while Erin Orr was part of the under 13 County squad.  Well done also to Niamh Connaughton on her 5th place in the javelin final under 17.

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