DSD has five Captains. Let's meet them now and find out what they do!
Senior Women's Track & Field Captain
The role involves co-ordination, selection and entry of senior teams for any of the Senior Championships such as the National Track & Field League, as well as communicating and responding to queries in relation to such events.
Email Fiona here
Senior Men's Track and Field Captain
I first joined DSD when I was just 11 years old, at a time when I had many other sports on the go like most young kids. Realising my passion for athletics, I eventually decided to focus my attention on it and I haven't looked back since. From then to now, I have gone from the sprint hurdles to the 400m hurdles.
I was only just recently chosen as Captain for the men's track and field team and I was honoured to be given the chance. This involves preparing, organising and helping out athletes in relation to entries and queries they have about any Senior Championships, such as the National Track and Field League.
In recent years, the DSD men's team have done notably well in the National League, consistently qualifying for the final round. We hope to do the same this year and are always looking for enthusiastic athletes and supporters to help us do so.
Email Joe here
Senior Men's Cross Country & Road Captain
My name is Robert Corbally and I have been a member of DSD since I was in my early teens. During my time in the Club I have mixed it up between the mud and the flatter faster surfaces, having competed in cross country, track, mountain running and road racing.
I have been the DSD Senior Men’s Cross Country & Road Captain for the last 6 years. This role involves coordinating the selection and entry of senior teams for championship races. These races typically include the National Road & Cross Country Championships, Dublin Championships, along with the teams for the Novice and Intermediate Championships. DSD has had great success in these championships over the year and I am delighted to captain these teams and always welcome new names who wish to compete for DSD teams in these championships.
Email Robert here
Senior Women’s Cross Country & Road Captain
I have been a member of the club for the past 10 years and, having moved through the junior ranks, I now compete on the senior women’s cross country, and track and field teams. I have been a Captain in DSD for the past 3 years. During this time, I have worked with the club coaches to select and enter teams for the Dublin, Intermediate, Novice and National Cross Country Championships along with the National 10km and National Road Relays.
We have achieved national success, with our junior and senior women’s teams qualifying for the European Club Championships, and we look forward to further success during the 2017 season.
Email Meghan here
Masters Endurance Captain
I have been a member of DSD since I moved to Dublin and began training with the Women’s Mini Marathon group in 2009. I progressed from there to the Adult Meet & Train Group, where I have gathered a few team medals for my efforts.
My captain’s role involves coordination of Masters (i.e. over 35) athlete entries to team endurance events e.g. National 10km, Dublin City Marathon, Masters Cross-Country, which is important to get correct so we can increase our chances of team success.
I work closely with other Club Captains to ensure that DSD athletes at all levels support each other during these events.
Email Denise here