08 Dec 2021

Limerick Athletics - Weekly News Round-Up

Limerick Athletics - Weekly News Update

1989 Munster Cross Country Championship, left to right, J Lenihan, An Ríocht, R Costelloe, Limerick AC, J Fitzgerald, Clonmel, G Deegan, Waterford, N Richardson, Limerick AC, L O'Brien, East Cork

Juvenile Training

WEST Limerick announced details of resumption on week starting 26th May.
For further details and for those of other clubs check out their Facebook pages.

West Limerick AC April Virtual 10K

MIKE Sheehy has posted the fastest time so far (37:49), followed by West Limerick clubmate Killian Lynch on 38:05 and Cian Lynch (Dooneen) on 38:42.

Other times include Karen Raine (43:55) and the Country Club duo of Yvonne Deegan (45:00) and Mike Sheehy (47:03).

Michal Rejmer 10mile Virtual Challenge

Details of the event were announced by Dooneen AC.

It will be held over the month of May, cost of entry is 10 Euro with proceeds going to Limerick Suicide Watch. Register at or for more information check out the Dooneen AC Facebook page.
National Congress

The Athletics Ireland Annual National Congress takes place this weekend in a virtual format with delegates from Limerick attending.


The Limerick Leader noted how Glenstal Abbey was an ‘in demand athletics venue’ for significant Athletics fixtures.

It had recently hosted both days of the North Munster Schools Championships, was due also to hold the Munster Championships, the Limerick Track and Field Championships and most significantly the Irish Junior Championships.

A fast (grass) track, cooperative staff (especially ‘gamesmaster’ Fr. Peter Gllfeddar) and excellent changing facilities were cited as the main reasons. All it needed now was ‘for the public to support it’.

Ballycotton 10, March 1987

A winner the previous year, Robert Costelloe had to settle for second place this time round behind Jerry Kiernan in a gale ridden Ballycotton 10.

According to reports it looked at the 6 mile mark as though Costelloe might challenge Kiernan but by the closing stages he was ‘resigned to second place’.

The Clonliffe Harriers athlete won in a time of 48:06, more than a minute outside his own race record, with the Limerick AC athlete next in 48:18. Liam O’Brien (East Cork) completed the podium in 48:46.

Ailish Smith (Dublin City Harriers) led all the way to win the Women’s race in a time of 57:07.

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