Dundrum South Dublin AC Open Day with David Gillick
Date: Saturday 22nd October 2016
Venue: Taylors Three Rock Pub
Time: from 2.30pm
Who is it for?
This event is for the Parents of the clubs Juvenile members and for all club members. It is particularly beneficial for parents looking to understand more about what athletics can offer their children and how to manage their child’s sporting load.
You will hear from David Gillick about his career as an athlete, the life skills learnt and how that helped him win Master chef.
You will have time to chat with David and taste some of his cooking!
We will also have Peter Mathews, Strength Coach and former National Cross Country Champion to chat to you about managing your child’s conditioning & training load.
We will have a nutritionist available to talk to you about appropriate post exercise recovery foods.
What’s the Format for the afternoon?
The event will start at 2.30pm with an “Open Room” format.
You will have the opportunity to walk the room and chat to the experts.
The formal part of the day will commence at 3pm.
David Gillick will give a keynote address on “Athletics as your Sport”. The formal part of the day will conclude by 4pm, after which the room will be open for further chat with the experts until 4.30pm
It promises to be a wonderful afternoon of learning and entertainment; we hope you and your child can join us.
Yours in Sport
Declan Ryan Lucy Moore Fox
DSD AC Chairman DSD Head Coach
Parents / Athletes,
The Dublin Uneven Age Cross Country Championships (U9, U11, U13 etc.), will be held in Santry Park on Sunday 6th November.
Entries are being accepted now, please email Niamh (email@example.com), with the athlete’s name and age before the deadline of Friday, 21st October.
The Dublin Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships will take place on Sunday 16th October on the National Cross Country Course in National Sports Campus, Abbottstown.
Timetable on the Day
Event Distance Start Time
U10 Girls 1000m 11.00am
U10 Boys 1000m 11.10am
U12 Girls 2000m 11.20am
U12 Boys 2000m 11.35am
U14 Girls 3000m 11.50am
U14 Boys 3000m 12.10am
U16 Girls 4000m 12.25am
U16 Boys 4000m 12.45pm
U18 Girls 4000m 1.05pm
U18 Boys 6000m 1.25pm
AAI Ladies/Junior Open 6K/4K 2.00pm
AAI Men’s/Junior Open 8K/6K 2.35pm
Please find attached course Maps for Abbotstown.
Revised Course Map
U10 Girls and Boys will do 1K (yellow circuit)
U12 Girls & Boys will do 2K (orange lap)
U14 Girls and Boys will follow the yellow line and then turn left to follow the 2K circuit
U16 Girls & Boys and U18 Girls will complete will complete 2X 2K circuits
U18 Boys will complete 3X 2K circuits
Directions to the Centre
The following are directions to the National Sports Campus/Aquatic Centre, Abbotstown. Maps etc, can be found on the website http://www.nationalsportscampus.ie/
By Bus from the City Centre.
Please take the 38 or 38A from O'Connell Street in the City Centre to Snugborough Road in Blanchardstown.
By Car from the City Centre.
Take the Navan Road towards Blanchardstown, take the exit to the left for Blanchardstown S.C and stay in the right hand lane. Take a right at the top of the slip road and cross over the bridge. Take the first exit off the small roundabout at the other side of the bridge. Continue up Snugborough Road and take a right at the second set of traffic lights into the National Aquatic Centre.
By car from the M50.
Take the exit at junction 6 on the M50 for Blanchardstown. Keep going straight on the Navan Road towards Blanchardstown, take the exit to the left for Blanchardstown S.C and stay in the right hand lane. Take a right at the top of the slip road and cross over the bridge. Take the first exit off the small roundabout at the other side of the bridge. Continue up Snugborough Road and take a right at the second set of traffic lights into the National Aquatic Centre.
By Car from the Blanchardstown Centre.
Exit the Blanchardstown Centre complex via the Westpoint Health Club exit. Continue to the set of traffic lights and take a left over the bridge. Take the first exit off the small roundabout at the other side of the bridge. Continue up Snugborough Road and take a right at the second set of traffic lights into the National Aquatic Centre.
Note car parking information in map below
A small army of youngsters got their first introduction to hurdling, running, jumping and throwing at the club's first "Open Day" held at Irishtown last Saturday.
On hand were the club's coaches to give them a chance to try hurdles, long jumping, high jumping, turbo javelin, shot putt, sprinting and relays. The youngest age group (mostly seven year olds) got a taste of the basic athletics skills through Little Athletics - specially designed games introducing the basics of running, jumping and throwing. All this fulfills international recommendations on improving the general fitness, agility and strength of children at a young age.
Top priority is having fun and the good news is that everyone throughly enjoyed themselves. Even better news is that we still have room for newcomers at Irishtown - and who knows? We might unearth the next Thomas Barr!
Training takes place on Wednesdays evenings (7pm-8pm) and Saturday mornings (12 noon-1pm). A key event of the winter season is our annual club pentathlon which will take place at the new National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown next January.
Adults (and masters over 35) who want to try jumps, throws, hurdles or sprints are also very welcome at Irishtown. Contact the office for further details.
The second Cross Country League will be held in Phoenix Park, beside the Magazine Fort - Sunday October 2nd at 11am. Registration is at the event and cost is included in the Juvenile Membership Fee.
It’s a great opportunity for all our younger athletes to get the experience of a short cross country race and with a dry day predicted it’s a fun day. So we’d like to ask as many juvenile athletes as possible to attend.
Bring warm clothes for before and after and water to drink.
Club Singlets must be worn and will be on sale at the event - Price €20
Sunday's session a forest run in
Meet 11 am at Hellfire car park. Finish at 12. Bring your parents and make them go for a walk while you are running.
We have opportunities for Transition Year Students who are interested in Athletics.
There is an immediate position available for a TY student (must be able to run) to accompany a visually impaired young athlete in Ballinteer Community School - Tuesdays or Thursdays 6:15pm
There are also opportunities to assist coaches at juvenile training sessions.
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There are 3 Juvenile Cross Country Leagues this year with the first in Ardgillan Demesne this Sunday 18th September starting at 11 am
Registration is at the DSD tent at the event - fee is included in DSD membership.
Juvenile Cross Country Leagues are open to Juvenile members aged 8 upwards
DSD Club singlets must be worn and will be available to purchase at the event - cost €20
Bring warm clothes for before & after and snacks and water
Link to Cross Country Timetable for 2016 / 2017
For all members of the new teenage group - Introduction to Throws with National Javelin Record Holder and DSD Member Anita White
11am Sunday 11th September - Marlay Park
Meet at top carpark, College Road Entrance
Starting Tuesday September 6th
DSD will now offer an option for secondary school pupils who are not going in to the sprints/hurdles (Liz) or the endurance development groups (Donal/Eddie).
Gerry and Fiona will lead a group for those who want to develop their athletic skills and fitness but may or may not want to enter competition.
Training will aim to enhance fitness, strength, flexibility and speed with an introduction to all the track and field events.
Students will have the opportunity to try orienteering, javelin, discus and hammer, high, triple and long jump, pole vault, hurdles, mountain and trail running, triathlon, walking and all the other athletic disciplines in a fun atmosphere.
There will be a range of weekend activities and an option to go warm weather training at Easter.
Training will be Tuesdays and Thursdays in Ballinteer Community School 6.15pm to 7:15pm and Sundays at various venues depending on the activity, at 11 am
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Please note the new season training for the various groups start as follows:
Eddie & Donal’s Group:
Returned to Marlay training on Sunday 14/08/16, schedule as follows:
Saturday 11am. (Marlay)
Sunday 10.30am. (Marlay)
Tuesday 6pm. (Marlay till 01/09/16, move to BCS from 06/09/16)
Thursday 6pm. (Marlay till 01/09/16, move to BCS from 06/09/16)
Note: Tuesday and Thursday training will continue in Marlay till 1st September. From 6th September training will move to BCS at 6pm. Saturday and Sunday training will continue in Marlay.
Dave Bradshaw’s Group:
Return to training from this Saturday 27th August as follows:
Tuesday 6pm (Marlay only on Tue. 30/08/16, move to BCS from Thur. 01/09/16)
Thursday 6pm (BCS)
Note: Tuesday training will be in Marlay on Tue. 30/08/16 only, from Thursday 01/09/16 all Tuesday and Thursday training will be in BCS at 6pm. Saturday and Sunday training will continue in Marlay.
Liz McDonagh’s Group:
Return to training from Tuesday 6th September as follows:
Tuesday and Thursday 6pm (BCS from 06/09/16)
Saturday 11am (Marlay)
Sunday 11am (Irishtown)
BCS training for Under 8’s upwards will commence on Thursday 1st September (6pm)
Tuesday session (6pm) starts back 6th September for Age 11 up
Irishtown – U8 upwards
Irishtown training for U8’s upwards will commence on Saturday 3rd September (12pm) and each Wednesday (7pm) and Saturday (12pm) thereafter.
Irishtown is now finished for the Summer - back Saturday September 3rd at 12 noon
Ballinteer Community School - back Thursday September 1st at 6pm
Donal & Eddie's Group - continuing until July 21st Tues & Thurs 6pm - Marlay Park. Returning Sunday 14th August, Marlay Park at 10:30am
Dave Bradshaw - continuing until July 21st Tues & Thurs 6pm - Marlay Park
Liz's Group - continuing until first week in August Tues & Thurs - Marlay Park - 6pm, Wednesday Irishtown 6pm, Sunday Irishtown 11am
National Juvenile T & F Championships continued in Tullamore at the weekend, with more medals won by D.S.D athletes. A very good performance by Laura Gallagher in the U.14 girls hurdles produced a gold medal finish with Hannah Murray, also hurdling well, finishing 4th.
Our U.19 girls broke their age group record in the 4x400m (3.59.43) to take gold to add to their first place in the 4x100m. The team consisted of Mollie O’Reilly, who is off to Poland this weekend for World Junior Championships, Rachel Dunne, Katie Magee and Tara Jenkins. U.18 Boys 2nd 4x400 relay – James Holden, Elliot Allen, Nathan Doyle, Naoise Moynihan O’Bradaigh.
Silver medals were achieved by Paul O’Donnel U.19 S/Chase 9.42.75; Rachel Dunne U.19 100m hurdles 15.82; and Tara Jenkins U.18 Long Jump 5.36. Aimee Kenna was 3rd in the U.14 girls 800m 2.23.13.
Hannah Bondzio 5th U.14 High Jump 1.50
Mollie Hourihan 5th U.16 Long Jump 5.06
Lily May Craig 9th U.14 800m 2.30.07
Nathan Doyle 9th U.18 800m 2.10.07
Naoise Moynihan O’Bradaigh 9th U.17 800 2.10.07 (2.06 heat)
Sadhbh O’Loan 11th U.16 800m 2.36.24
U12 girls 5th in final of 4x100m
Well done to all!