DSD – end of year Mini Olympics 2017 – Re-scheduled to 20th July 2017

Please note the end of year DSD Mini Olympics will be held on Thursday 20th July 2017, from 6pm to 7:30pm.  Like last year at our inaugural Mini Olympics it will be a team based fun competition.  We are calling on parents to volunteer during the hour of our competition (there’s an ice cream in it for ye!).  Please submit athletes name and age to damiendsdac@gmail.com for team selection.  Also include volunteer names.    

Bus to All Ireland Relays – AIT 02/07/17

Link to the All Ireland Relay Squads travelling this Sunday.  A bus is arranged to travel to Athlone for the All Ireland Relay Championships this Sunday (2nd July, 2017).  The bus will leave BCS at 9am sharp.  Please email damiendsdac@gmail.com to book your seat and please include a contact number with your mail.  Adults travelling with athletes are charged €10.00 each, no charge for athletes.

Link to the timetable:  http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/events-timetable/Juvenile_Inter_Club_RelaysTimetable_2nd_July_2017.pdf

National Track & Field League, Round 1

D.S.D women’s Track & Field team set out in defence of their National Club’s title yesterday in Tallaght and began with a comprehensive win.  Having won this title for the last seven years in a row, the present team looks stronger than ever.   There were many fine performances with wins in both relays, 4x100m (Rachel Dunne, Mollie O’Reilly; Niamh Gowing and Katie Magee) and 4x400m (Sarah Gaughran; Molly Hourihan; Katie Magee and Ruth Anne Shannon).  Niamh Gowing set the ball rolling with a great win in the 100m hurdles, followed by a win for Mollie O’Reilly 200m; and Meghan Ryan 1500m.   Second place finishes from Molly Hourihan 400m hurdles; Fiona Clinton 3,000m and Emma Coffey Javelin kept the points total rolling along to ensure victory in this first round.


In the men’s competition a very young D.S.D team finished in 3rd place, led by team captain, Joe Halwax, who led by example with a double victory in the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles and he finished off an exhausting day with a great leg in the winning 4x400m relay team, alongside Ciaran McCarthy; Aengus Meldon and James Holden.  On the winning 4x100 team were Mark Kavanagh; Ciarán Carthy; Killian Waldron and James Holden.   Great second place finishes came from Mark Kavanagh 100m and 200m;  Aengus Meldon 800m; Patrick MacGabhann 1500m and Robert Corbally 5,000m.


Well done to all the other athletes, in field events and track, on both teams for their great performances and contribution towards our very good team points.    Best of luck in the next round.

Dublin Juvenile Relay Championships

D.S.D., relay teams were very successful in the recent Dublin Relay Championships.   All the athletes selected for our teams showed great team spirit and gave 100% effort, resulting in most of our teams winning gold or silver medals, and qualifying for next week’s National Championships in Athlone.


Results as follows:


U.15 Girls 4x100 2nd

U.15 Boys 4x100 2nd

U.16 Girls 4x100 1st

U.16 Boys 4x100 1st

U.17 Girls 4x100 2nd;  4x400 1st

U.17 Boys 4x100 1st;   4x400 1st

U.18 Girls 4x100 1st;   4x400 1st

U.18 Boys 4x100 4th;   4x400 1st

U.19 Girls 4x100 1st;    4x400 1st

U.12 Girls 4x100 3rd; 

U.14 Girls4x100 4th

Irish Milers Club, Belfast

Several D.S.D., athletes travelled to the IMC Meet at the Mary Peters Track, Belfast, and registered all round good performances.  

Mollie O’Reilly finished 1st in the 400m with a time of 55.10, which fulfills the criteria for European U.20 Championship selection.

Mark Kavanagh also ran well finishing 2nd in the 100m 11.01.

Knocking a huge six seconds of her P.B., Meghan Ryan  finished 4th 1500m 4.32.68 and Fiona Clinton 5th 4.34.86 also looked impressive.  Aengus Meldon was set for a fast 800m result but faded slightly over the final 100m to place 5th in 1.53.64.  A good time of 8.31.19 for Robert Corbally in the 3,000m gave him a 6th place finish.  James Holden recorded a time of 49.68 when finishing 7th in the 400m.

U9 – U11 National Team Championships (24th June, 2017)

Best of luck to our Team Championship Athletes in tomorrows All Ireland Championship which take place in Tullamore at the Tullamore Harriers Athletic Club.  The following are the Teams competing:

  • Girls U11 – 60m - Isobel Field & Rachel Byrne.  (approx. schedule time 11am)

  • Boys U10 – 500m - Ryan Nunan & Cian Dunphy.  (approx. schedule time 12.30pm)

  • Boys U11 – Turbo Javelin – Joe Kennedy & Jake Mathews (approx. schedule time 1pm)

Please check-in on arrival to receive your number.  Times are subject to change, so it is important you are there at least 1 hour before your event.  NOTE: Check-in closes at 12pm!

Link to timetable.

Confirm your All Ireland Entry - Last Chance!!!

Final chance to confirm your All Ireland entry.  Please email damiendsdac@gmail.com, by tomorrow Friday 23rd June.  When confirming your entry please list your events and your age group.  The following athletes have yet to confirm their entry:

U12 Georgia O'Keefe - 60m - Turbo Jav

U13 Abi Kennedy - 60m - Shot Putt

U14 Jenny Costello - Hammer - Discus

U14 Elizabeth Naber - Javelin

U14 Tomas Costello - Shot Putt - Discus

U15 Aimee Kenna - 200m - 800m

U15 Iida Bradshaw - Javelin

U15 Emily Bradshaw - Javelin

U15 Morgan Clarkson - 800m - 1500m

U16 Caoimhe NicEachain - 1500m - 3000m

U16 Hannah Bondzio - 250mH - High Jump

U16 Evie Jennings - 250mH

U16 Liam Jenkins - 100mH - 250mH - High Jump

U17 Kate Donovan - 100m

U17 Ben Jones - 400m - 800m - 1500m

U17 Brian Maguire - 1500m

U17 Seamus Fenton - 100m - 200m

U18 Ali Boylan - 400m - 400mH

U18 Roaseanne McCoullough - 1500m - 3000m

U18 Sharon Badu - 1500m

U19 Katie Magee - 200m - 400m

U19 Aisling King - 3000m

U19 James Holden - 200m - 400m

U19 Luc Gray - 400m

Dublin T&F Championship Results. Confirm your All Ireland Entry!

Please find below links to the Dublin Juvenile T&F Results.  The first 4 in each event qualify except for the U12 and U13 600m from which only 3 qualify and only 3 relay teams in each age group.  Also, the U11’s 500m race was a Dublin only event, they do not progress to the All Ireland.  Athletes can compete in 3 events plus a relay, if you have qualified in more than 3 events you must choose 3 events only!

The following are links to the Dublin T&F Championship results, DSD athletes highlighted for ease of identification.  You will see from the results schedules those highlighted in ‘Yellow’ have yet to confirm they are attending the All Ireland.  Those highlighted ‘Green’, are confirmed as attending and those highlighted in ‘Red’ are Withdrawing or unavailable.  Please email damiendsdac@gmail.com to confirm or withdraw from an event.  Strict Deadline for confirmation is Friday, 23rd June. 

Below are links to the All Ireland timetable schedules:

Finally, thank you to all who helped officiate at the various Dublin Championship days.  DSD were specifically thanked at a recent Dublin Athletics Board meeting for the great response to providing officials.  Your help was very much appreciated. 



For anyone who has yet to fulfil their volunteering requirements before September we have a number of events coming up where your help is needed.  The Dublin graded meets held on a Wednesday evening around Dublin need volunteers and each Dublin club is required to provide 2.  Volunteers on the evening are assigned an area and will be shown by the event organiser what task they need to do. (eg. long jump, high jump area) No prior knowledge of any event is required.

What you need to do:

  • Select a date from the list below and simply arrive on the night (no prior registration or training is required)
  • Present yourself to the check-in area as a volunteer from DSD
  • You will be assigned an area to work at for the evening (or you may be able to choose)
  • At the end of the evening present the attached sheet here to the event organiser to complete
  • Email this sheet to either Meghan or Fiona at the below email addresses

DSD also requires 4 volunteers to assist at the National League which our Senior Men and Women take part in each year.  This is a good opportunity to come out and support your club and fulfil your volunteering requirements all at the same time!! Please see dates of this below (locations will be updated once they are available)

Dublin Graded

  • June 21st 6:30pm to 9pm - Tallaght Stadium
  • July 5th 6:30pm to 9pm - Irishtown Stadium
  • July 19th 6:30pm to 9pm - Morton Stadium
  • August 2nd 6:30pm to 8pm - TallaghtStadium

National League

  • June 25th - Please email either Fiona or Meghan below for details of location and times
  • July 30th - Please email either Fiona or Meghan below for details of location and times
  • August 20th - Please email either Fiona or Meghan below for details of location and times

FOR FURTHER INFO PLEASE EMAIL MEGHAN AT meghan.ryan.94@hotmail.com or FIONA AT fionaclinton19@gmail.com

Dublin Championships – 1500m Tallaght Wednesday 14th June @ 8pm

The Dublin Championships continue this Wednesday in Tallaght with the 1500m and the re-scheduled Boys U14 High Jump starting at 8pm.  Please be there an hour before (7pm) to allow warm up.  Club singlets must be worn.  Check-in with David Bradshaw, numbers are not required, names already entered. 

If you are not competing in the 1500m, please advise David Bradshaw to allow him withdraw you from your race.

Below are links to the start sheets for the 1500m and High Jump. 

European Team Competition


Three DSD A.C athletes have been selected to represent Ireland at the European Team Competition in Vaasa, Finland on 23 - 25th June.  Sinéad Denny goes in the 400m & the 4x400m relay, Sean Roth has been selected for the men's Pole Vault.  Sean competed with distinction in the H.J; P.V & 110mH last year for DSD in the National League and is based in Germany.   Finally, Sarah McKeever competes in the women's Pole Vault.   Sarah is based in the UK & has recently joined the club.

Congratulations and best of luck to all!

Dublin Juvenile Track & Field Championships

At the Dublin Juvenile Track & Field Championships,  which were held at three different venues over the weekend, Santry, Tallaght and Irishtown,  Dundrum South Dublin athletes were in superb form, winning no less than 32 gold medals, with an equal number of silver and bronze.    This qualifies all of these athletes for the National Championships in Tullamore in July.

Laura Gallagher had an amazing haul of four gold medals; 100m; 80m hurdles; 250m hurdles and 200m, to add to her impressive Irish Schools hurdles title in Tullamore recently.  Liam Jenkins was not far behind with a great three gold total for 100m hurdles; 250m hurdles and High Jump.  Niamh Gowing was also in top class form with three golds for 400m; 400m hurdles and 100m hurdles.  James Holden achieved a notable double in the 200m and 400m U.19.   Ciaran Carthy added to his growing reputation with victories in 300m hurdles; 400m and 2nd in 100m.   Molly Hourihan raced to top spot in the U.17 girls with wins in 200m; 300m hurdles and Long Jump.  Cian Dunne also came home with his pocket laden with gold from 80m hurdles; 250m hurdles and long jump and silver 200m.  Other gold medal winners were: Katie Magee 200m;  Ali Boylan 400m;  Morgan Clarkson 800m;  Gavin Doran Triple Jump; Molly Mullally Javelin; Jenny Costello Hammer; Claudia Moran 75m hurdles and high jump, Hannah Bondzio 250m hurdles; Emma Roche Shot; Charlotte Burke 80m hurdles; Eva O’Donoghue Javelin.  Well done to all who took part!


U12 Girls

Elena Kelly:    Long Jump 3rd                     

Georgia O’Keeffe: 60m Sprint 3rd; Turbo Javelin 3rd                  

U13 Girls

Molly Mulally: Javelin 1st; High Jump 2nd; 80m 2nd; Hurdles 3rd                   

Abi Kennedy :            80m 3rd: Shot 2nd;                 

Rebecca Carthy: Javelin 2nd                       

Ellie Dunphy: High Jump 3rd                     

U14 Girls

Claudia Moran:          Hurdles 1st; High Jump 1st; Shot 3rd

Jenny Costello:           Hammer 1st; Discus 3rd                              

Elizabeth Naber:       Javelin  2nd                

U15 Girls

Laura Gallagher:  80m hurdles 1st; 100m 1st; 200m 1st; 250m hurdles 1st

Emma Roche :            Shot 1st ; 2nd Discus                    

Iida Bradshaw:          Javelin  2nd                

Emily Bradshaw:       Javelin  3rd

Aimee Kenna:     800m 2nd            

U16 Girls

Hannah Bondzio: 250m Hurdles 1st; High Jump 2nd;

Charlotte Burke         80m hurdles 1st; 250m Hurdles 2nd          

Evie Jennings:            250m Hurdles 3rd   

Eva O’Donoghue: Javelin 1st                                  

Roisin Healy:     Long Jump 3rd                  

U17 Girls

Molly Hourihan:200m 1st; 300mH 1s; Long Jump 1st      

U18 Girls

Ali Boylan:  400m 1st                                  

Nicole Gallagher: 200m 3rd            

Thai Daly: Triple Jump 1st              

U19 Girls

Niamh Gowing:  100mH 1st; 400mH 1st; 400m 1st          

Katie Magee:   200m 1st;  400m 2nd


Cian Dunphy 2nd U.10 500m

U12 Boys

Max McBreen:Long Jump 3rd                    

Killian O’Sullivan: High Jump 3rd              

U13 Boys

Jamie Byrne:  600m 3rd                 

U14 Boys

Thomas Costello: Discus 2nd                      

U15 Boys

Cian Dunne:   80mH 1st; 250m H 1st;  Long Jump 1st; 200m 2nd          

U16 Boys

Liam Jenkins: High Jump 1st; 250mH 1st; 100mH 1st                  

Gavin Doran: Triple Jump 1st; 200m 3rd              

U17 Boys

Ciaran Carthy:           300m Hurdles 1st; 400m 1st; 100m 2nd   

Ben Jones:  800m 2nd; 400m 3rd                           

Seamus Fenton:         200m 2nd;  100 3rd             

U19 Boys

James Holden:           400m 1st; 200m 1st                         

Paul O’Callaghan: 400m 3rd     

3,000m Girls

U.19:  1stAisling King

U.18:  1stRoseanne McCullough


U14 Girls

2nd Anna Neary

3rd Ella O Donoghue

4th Saoirse O’Brien

5th Niamh Doyle


3rd Emily Bradshaw

5th Eabha Nally

U15 Boys

1st Cian O Sullivan

4th Morgan Clarkson

U16 Girls

4th Caoimhe Ní Eacháin

U.17 Boys

2nd Brian Maguire

3rd Ben Jones

U.18 Girls

1500m 1st Roseanne McCullough

3,000m 3rd William Kinsella   


Thanks to Lindie Naughton and David Bradshaw for photographs.


Dublin Championships Timetables – Best of luck to all!

Tomorrow sees the start of the Dublin T&F Championships.  Below are links to the Entries Schedule and the daily timetables.  Please arrive at the venue at least 1 hour before your first event.  Event times are subject to change, it is therefore important you keep an eye on our website notices for any last-minute changes.  However, changes can be done without notice on the day.  Please check your event on the entry list and ensure you know which days your events take place.   

Note: If you are withdrawing from an event, please advise damiendsdac@gmail.com.  Officials must be notified of withdrawals.