Ahane/Castleconnell November 30

SARAH WINS NATIONAL ATHLETICS AWARD: Congratulations to local girl Sarah Lavin (Emerald AC), who was presented with the Junior Athlete of the Year award, at the 2013 National Athletics Awards ceremony.

SARAH WINS NATIONAL ATHLETICS AWARD: Congratulations to local girl Sarah Lavin (Emerald AC), who was presented with the Junior Athlete of the Year award, at the 2013 National Athletics Awards ceremony.

19-year-old Sarah put in the performance of her career in taking the silver medal for Ireland in the Women’s 100m Hurdles in a new national junior record of 13.34 seconds, at the Junior Track and Field Championships in Rieti, Italy, in July, improving her own record of 13.36 set in Cork earlier.

She competed against the top class field in this ever-technical event, and held off the Frenchwoman Heloise Kane (3rd in a PB of 13.36) for the silver medal. Coached by Noelle Morrissey and John Cleary, Sarah has been in sparkling form this season and the Limerick lady should be rightfully proud of the way she has continually improved this season. Sarah is the daughter of Ger and Emily Lavin, Newgarden, Lisnagry. Well done Sarah and best wishes for a very successful future.

SANTA WILL VISIT ACM CENTRE: Santa will be appearing at the ACM Community Centre on Sunday, December 8, from 12.00 to 3.00pm. All are welcome and fun is guaranteed! Admission is €5 per child which includes present and photo. A Christmas Fair will also be held on the same day from 12.00 to 5.00pm in the ACM Centre. “Come along and get some inexpensive Christmas arts and crafts gifts by local artisans.”

TRAINING COURSES: Several Training Courses will be commencing soon at the ACM Community Centre in Castleconnell. These courses include Interior Design, Creative Writing, Pilates/Yoga and Art. These will be daytime courses and will run over 8 weeks with approximately 8 -10 places available on each course. If interested, please book your spot by phoning the ACM Centre at 061 372750 or email acm@castleconnell.ie<mailto:acm@castleconnell.ie>.

AHANE CAMOGIE AUTUMN LEAGUE WINNERS: Ahane’s under 11 and under 13 team’s were presented with their medals at a function in Ahane GAA Clubhouse during the week. Guest of honour was Niamh Mulcahy, county intermediate star and Ahane player, who took time out to present the medals to the girls. The under 11 team had a great win over Ballybrown in their final and likewise the under 13 team overcame Treaty Gaels to win their title: Under 11 Team: Sian Fahy, Cliodhna Twomey, Niamh Davitt, Leanne Cole, Aoife Cross, Fiona Herbert, Caoimhe Hackett captain, Sarah Cosgrove, Áine Herbert, Anna Carr, Amy Keogh, Sinead O’Brien, Jane Hussey, Niamh Conroy and Emma Roche. Team Mentors: Alice Reynolds and Jim Hackett. Under 13 Team: Ailish Reynolds, Aoife O’Halloran, Aisling Herbert, Emma Ridder, Sinead Callinan, Anna Nalge, Aisling Twomey, Ciara Macken, Aoife Cross, Cliodhna Twomey, Orla Twomey Captain, Sinead O’Curry, Ciara Greaney, Siobhan O’Reilly, Aimee Tuohy, Ellen Minihan, Daena Ryan, Tiffany Shoer and Ciara O’Keeffe. Team Mentors: John Reynolds, Ber O’Curry, Breda Ahern and Geraldine Greaney.

MOTHER AND TODDLER GROUP: A Mother and Toddler Group will be starting soon at the ACM Community Centre. This is a great way to get to know some neighbours and make new friends and of course introduce some little friends to your children. If you would like to participate, please leave your contact details at the ACM Centre at 061 372750 or email acm@castleconnell.ie<mailto:acm@castleconnell.ie>

HERBALIFE: Herbal life sessions are now commencing on Tuesdays at 8.00pm at the ACM Centre. These classes will focus on nutrition and diet to help weight loss, fitness and healthy living. Please feel free to come along. All ages are welcome.

AHANE GIRLS FOOTBALL COMPETE IN U-11 COUNTY BLITZ: Ahane’s under 11 team competed in the County Blitz held in Monaleen last weekend. On a cold and frosty day, the girls were playing in their first blitz at under 11 together. The girls played matches against Mungret, St Brigid’s, Monaleen and Murroe Boher. Our Goalie Caoimhe Lenihan was excellent in goals, ably assisted with great team work from Aine Herbert, Sarah Hennessy, Rachel Donnellan, Chloe O’Brien, Cliodhna Twomey, Aisling Lenihan and Niamh Conroy in the backs and midfield, who supplied great ball to the forwards of Fiona Herbert, Aimee Doyle, Niamh Brennan and Caoimhe Flannery. “Well done girls on a great display of football and teamwork.” Ahane Team on the Day: Sarah Hennessy, Cliodhna Twomey, Aisling Lenihan, Niamh Conroy, Chloe O’Brien, Fiona Herbert, Caoimhe Flannery, Rachel Donnellan, Caoimhe Lenihan, Aimee Doyle, Aine Herbert and Niamh Brennan. Mentors: Maeve Herbert, Aoife Quinn and Breda Ahern.