League 2 Santry - Saturday 29/04/2017

League1 was held in Irishtown last Saturday (22/04/17), we had 67 athletes competing.  Well done to all!  Results will be posted once received from the Dublin Athletics Board.  Also thank you to the parents who helped officiate on the day, your help was very much appreciated.

The second of four leagues is this Saturday (29/04/17) in Morton Stadium, Santry at 10.30am.  All registered members (U10 to U16) can enter.  Again, Athletes are encouraged to compete in all events in their age group to acquire as many points as possible. (League2 schedule of events).  

Age Groups as follows:

(Athletes born in 2009 are permitted to compete as U10, however NO athlete born in 2010 or later can compete).

U10 born 2008

U11 born 2007

U12 born 2006

U13 born 2005

U14 born 2004

U15 born 2003

U16 born 2002

 

Athletes/Parents you are reminded as follows:

  • Entries are taken on the day of each league.  If you missed any of the previous leagues you can still enter, just turn up register with the club to get your age label.

  • Club Singlets must be worn.  (Singlets will be on sale on the day.  Price €20.)

  • Athletes should be there 1 hour before (9.30am) to allow check-in, warm-up etc.

  • You can enter all events, or just one or more of the events for your age group.

  • Stepping up an age group is not permitted with the exception of those born in 2009, they compete as U10.

  • Be prepared for all types of weather.

  • Bring water/packed lunch as delays can happen.

  • On arrival, please check-in with DSD to get your age label.  Athletes will not be permitted to compete without their club singlet and an age label.

  • Entry Fee is already included in your club subscription, so no fee payable on the day.

  • If wearing running spikes, please ensure they are 5mm spikes.

  • Finally, parents please make yourself available to help officiate.  Many hands make light work and minimise delay in the running order.  It will be much appreciated if you help when asked.

League 1, Irishtown – Saturday 22/04/2017

The first of four leagues start this Saturday (22/04/17) in Irishtown Stadium at 10am.  All registered members (U10 to U16) can enter the Dublin T&F League. Link to schedule of events.  

Athletes are encouraged to compete in all events in their age group to acquire as many points as possible.

Age Groups as follows:

(Athletes born in 2009 are permitted to compete as U10, however NO athlete born in 2010 or later can compete).

U10 born 2008

U11 born 2007

U12 born 2006

U13 born 2005

U14 born 2004

U15 born 2003

U16 born 2002

 

Athletes/Parents you are reminded as follows:

  • Club Singlets must be worn.  (Singlets will be on sale on the day.  Price €20.)

  • Athletes should be there 1 hour before (9am) to allow check-in, warm-up etc.

  • Be prepared for all types of weather.

  • Bring water/packed lunch as delays can happen.

  • On arrival please check-in with DSD to get your age label.  Athletes will not be permitted to compete without an age label on their singlet.

  • Entry Fee is already included in subscription, so no fee payable.

  • If wearing running spikes, please ensure they are 5mm spikes.

  • Finally, parents please make yourself available to help officiate.  Many hands make light work and minimise delay in the running order.  It will be much appreciated if you help when asked.

Juvenile training schedules over Easter

Printable Training Schedule here.

Tuesday (11/04/17)

Dave B/Donal/Eddie group will be Marlay @ 10.30am

BCS training for Liz’s Group 6pm

BCS Lucy’s Group 6.30 - 8pm

No other BCS Training

 

Wednesday (12/04/17)

Irishtown training as usual

Liz’s Group – Belfield at 4pm

 

Thursday (13/04/17)

Dave B/Donal/Eddie will be Marlay @ 10.30am

 

BCS training 6-7pm for Little Athletics up to U13

(2005) & Liz’s Group.  

 

Saturday (15/04/17)

Irishtown Closed no training.

Other locations as normal

 

Sunday (16/04/17)

Training groups as normal. Except Liz’s Group which will have no training.

 

 

Tuesday (18/04/17)

Dave B/Donal/Eddie group will be Marlay @ 10.30am

BCS training for Liz’s Group 6pm

BCS Lucy’s Group 6.30 - 8pm

 

 

Wednesday (19/04/17)

Irishtown – Training as usual.

 

Thursday (20/04/17)

Dave B/Donal/Eddie group will be Marlay @ 10.30am

BCS training for Liz’s Group 6pm

No training for for Little Athletics up to U13 (2005)  

 

Saturday (22/04/17)

No training in Irishtown due to Dublin Leagues.

All other training as normal

Gold and PB for Aengus in Cork!

Congratulations to Aengus Meldon on a great win in the IUAA Track & Field Championships in CIT on Saturday.  Aengus knocked four seconds off his PB for 800m finishing first with a time of 1.52.51.  Joe Halwax also registered a PB in the 400m hurdles when finishing second to Thomas Barr in a time of 53.83.  Kate Doherty came 2nd in the 100m hurdles 15.36; Mark Conway 6th 1500m 4.01.24 and Katie Berney 6th in the 200m in 25.89.  Well done to all!

West Leinster Track & Field Championships

Well done to D.S.D., athletes, who were in action for their schools, at the West Leinster Track & Field Championships in Santry. 

James Holden was the first in action with an impressive performance in the Senior Boys 400m, finishing 1st and he followed this up with a second place in the 200m.  Rachel Dunne took a break from her Leaving Cert studies to win the Senior Girls 400m hurdles, and not to be outdone her brother Cian took gold in the Junior Boys 80m hurdles and silver in the 200m.   Iida Bradshaw(photo)  was 1st Shot Putt and 3rd Long Jump, Minor Girls.  Bianca Shakeshaft won the Senior Girls Steeplechase.

Other results as follows:

Niamh Doyle minor 5th in 500m

Erika Doyle junior 6th in 200m final

Emily Bradshaw minor 4th in 800m

Aimee Kenna junior 3rd in 800m 4th in 400m final

Laura Hurdles to Gold in Athlone!

Congratulations to Laura Gallagher who retained her title when winning the U.15 Girls 60m hurdles at the National Juvenile Indoor Championships in Athlone on Saturday, in a new PB of 9.27.  Also reaching the final of the hurdles were Cian Dunne U.15 Boys 6th 9.82; Hannah Bondzio U.16 Girls 7th 9.87 PB; Liam Jenkins 7th U.16 Boys 9.18; Ciaran Carty U.17 7th 9.23. 

There were also some fine performances in the 200m from James Holden 4th 22.54 (U.19) PB; Seamus Fenton 4th (U.17) 23.41 (PB) and Ciaran Carthy 5th 23.42 (PB); Liam Fenton 5th (U.16) 23.95 (PB).  Claudia Moran came 11th in Shot Putt with a throw of 8.47.

Well done to all!

OFFICIALS ~OFFICIALS~OFFICIALS!

OFFICIALS  - OFFICIALS - OFFICIALS!! Love them or hate them, no meet can go ahead without them! DSD AC has a reputation for never supplying enough of them at graded meetings or Leagues! To help us rectify the situation, I propose running a short session to train parents, older athletes, helpers and beginner coaches in how to officiate the jumps and the shot putt! If you are interested in coming along on SUNDAY 9TH APRIL IN IRISHTOWN AT 11AM, please email me at lucy. moorefox@gmail.com and let me know.

Juvenile Track & Field League 2017 - Schedule of events.

There will be a total of 4 league competitions

League 1          Saturday 22nd April @ 10am               Irishtown (L1 Schedule)

League 2          Saturday 29th April @ 10.30am           Morton Stadium, Santry (L2)

League 3          Saturday 13th May @ 10.30am            Tallaght (L3)

League 4          Sunday 28th May @ 10.30am               Tallaght  (L4)       

  • Only athletes aged U10 – U16 are eligible to compete
  • An athlete may NOT step up an age in any event (except U9 born 2009 can step up to U10)
  • Registration/Entry on the day of competition - Athletes will be issued with a label/number for the respective age group.
  • Athletes may compete in all events listed in their respective age group
  • Points will be awarded to the top six in each event as follows,

1st         7 points

2nd        5 points

3rd        4 points

4th        3 points

5th      2 points

6th        1 point

  • The top six athletes in each age group with the highest points total accumulated from the 4 league competitions will be awarded trophies.
  • All Track events will be decided on times – There will be no heats/quarter or semi-finals
  • Field events – 3 throws/jumps per athlete
  • All competing athletes should be currently registered with the AAI for 2017. Checks may be conducted and any athlete not currently registered will be disqualified. Clubs must adhere to this condition, as non registered athletes are not insured.
  • In the event of contests clashing, officials will show flexibility, ie if a competitor is involved in long jump contest and a track event/other field event is called, he/she will be facilitated to participate in both, but must inform the official(s).
  • Parents and supporters are not permitted on the track or infield areas.
  • Please cooperate with, abide by and respect the decisions of the voluntary officials and organisers of the competitions.
  • All should help keep the facilities we use clear of rubbish. Please use rubbish bins where they are provided or bring your rubbish with you when leaving!

The programmes and event orders are subject to change to facilitate the smooth running of the competition.

National Juvenile Indoor Championships Day 1 and 2

A magnificent win by James Maguire, U.18 1500m, was one of the highlights of the weekend for D.S.D., at the National Juvenile Indoor Championships in A.I.T Indoor Arena.  This followed on the gold medal for Jodie McCann, U.18 1500m, in a time of 4.41.  Both ahletes showed grit and determination, as they took on top class fields in their respective events.  James had a great boost to his self-confidence, after returning last year from an elite athletics school in Germany, to find that the training regime, which had seen him win national cross country and track titles at D.S.D., still worked after a lean year in 2016.  His time of 4.03 was a P.B., and the margin of his victory was five seconds over second placed Jack Moran of Mullingar.  Jodie dominated her race from the gun and finalized a great season after her second place in the National U.20 Cross Country in Antrim a few weeks ago. 

Liam Jenkins produced a leap of 1.76 on Saturday to win the U.16 Boys High Jump and this was followed by a bronze medal for Hannah Bondzio in the U.16 Girls High Jump with a jump of 1.58. 

James Holden also showed his class when finishing 2nd in the U.19 400m in 50.54. 

Our U.15 girls were clear winners in the 4x200m relay,  led off by Laura Gallagher on the first leg, followed by Hannah Murray 2nd leg, Cara Murphy3rd, and Aimee Kenna cruised home on the last leg to a great victory in 1.48.07.   Also in the relays our U.19 boys finished 3rd, 1.34.20 ; U.18 Girls 3rd, 1.45.60; U.17 Boys 4th (despite dropping the baton!); U.19 Girls 4th 1.47.89 and U.13 Girls 5th 57.87.

 

Other Placings:

Katie Magee 4th 400m 60.81

Laura Gallagher 5th 60m 8.13

Brian Maguire 6th U.17 1500m 4.20.99

Ciaran Carthy 6th 60m 7.35

Molly Hourihan 7th Long Jump 5.08

Paul O’Callaghan 5th U.19 400m 55.09

 

Well done to all!

On the Road again!

It was all road racing on Sunday as D.S.D’s men’s team finished 2nd in the St. Patrick’s Day Festival Road Race, with over 1,000 finishers.  D.S.D., were led home by Killian Mooney (6th) 15.49; Mark Molloy (10th) 16.06; Paul O’Donnell (17th) 16.36 and Kevin Power Kelly (39th) 17.34.

Our Senior and Master Women’s section were also very well represented with Linda Finnegan F55 1st 21.35; Maxine Jones F60 1st 21.44; Pauline Robertson F50 2nd 21.25; Ciara Darker W45 3rd 21.09.

Other results as follows:

Colm Cunningham 49th 18.01; Jim Quinn 71st 18.37; Fergus Collis 72nd 18.37; Alan Egan 134th 20.00;  Rachel Riordan SW 8th 20.01; Amy Moran SW 13th 20.27;Sophie McDaid SW 27th 22.35; Clare McGovern SW 28th 23.06; Linda Tuohy F50 8th 23.30; Lorraine O’Driscoll F.50 11th 23.40; Carmel Donlon F45 9th 24.00.

Dublin Juvenile T&F Fixtures 2017

U10 – U16 T&F Leagues 2017

Competition/Date                                          Venue/start time

League 1 Saturday 22ndApril                      Irishtown Stadium 10.30am

League 2 Saturday 29thApril                      Morton Stadium Santry 10.30am

League 3 Saturday 6th May                        Tallaght 10.30am

League 4 Sunday 28th May                           Tallaght 10.30am

 

Team Championships

U9/10/11 Saturday 27th May                      Irishtown 10am

 

Dublin Juvenile U10 – U19 T&F Championships

Day 1 Friday 9th June                                       Morton Stadium Santry 6.30pm/7pm

Day 2 Saturday 10th June                               Tallaght 10.30am

Day 3 Sunday 11th June                                  Irishtown 10am

Day 4 Friday 16th June                                    Santry 7pm

Day 5 Friday 23rd June                                    Irishtown (Even age relays) 7pm

Program of events will be published as soon as they become available.