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AAI Jumps and Throws Festival

Posted on August 18, 2020 at 2:45 AM

As the country comes out of lockdown, some sporting fixtures have been able to resume and Athletics Ireland held a Jumps and Throws Festival on the 8th of August in Santry's Morton Stadium.

The event saw junior and senior athletes competing in a single group and Innyvale AC's Casey Mulvey took part in two events, with very strong showings in both. Casey's opening throw of 14.46m in the shot putt turned out to be the winner among the 3kg weight used by the juniors and was the furthest of the event. Casey was also second overall in the discus event, with a best throw of 35.10m seeing her as the top placed junior athlete.

Well done Casey


Athletics Webinars

Posted on April 26, 2020 at 6:05 PM

Athletics Ireland is running a series of free webinars over the coming weeks:


Also, Cavan Sports Partnership are hosting a online Sports Psychology Workshop with Nollaig McCarthy from MindFit via Zoom at 7pm on Wednesday 29th April. Register at this link : https://www.members.webs.com/MembersB/editAppPage.jsp?app=blog&pageID=359471443#blog/entries/48155028/edit

Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Updated 25 April)

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 7:45 PM

On the advice of Athletics Ireland and the Government, all group training sessions are cancelled indefinitely. We know this will be disappointing to many of our members but we hope that everyone understands the need to prevent groups of children physically interacting with each other, particularly in a club which heavily uses javelins, shot putts, relay batons etc that are handled by all as well as the number of children at our training.

We hope everyone stays positive and supports each other during this time and of course practices their social distancing, staying two meters away from each other. The more of us who do this, the shorter the Government restrictions will have to be. We look forward to seeing everyone safe and well once things return to normal.

Athletics Ireland statement: https://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/coronavirus-covid-19-update

Athletics Ireland "Keep Ireland Moving" page: https://www.athleticsireland.ie/runzone/recreational-running-tips



 

We hope everyone is managing well during these times and all are safe and well. Keeping occupied at home for long periods can be difficult but if you are stuck for ideas for the kids or adults, here are a few links to different ideas.

 

Senior Silver Medal for Casey at Nationals

Posted on March 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Huge congratulations from the club to Innyvale athlete Casey Mulvey who took part in the All Ireland Senior Indoor Track & Field on 29th February in the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown. Casey competed in the senior women's shot putt, steadily improving her throws as she progressed through the six rounds. It was to be her final throw that made all the difference and produced a silver medal as Casey sent the 4 kilogram shot out to 13.06 metres. This moved her up from fourth to second place and earned her first All Ireland senior medal.

Well done Casey!


Great Day at Cavan Spring League, Clones 23 Feb 2020

Posted on February 24, 2020 at 10:05 AM

The first of two days of the Cavan Athletics' Spring League took place on a Sunday 23rd February at the PeaceLink track in Clones. The crisp but dry winter's morning saw a wide variety of Cavan's athletes in action, from the youngest age groups right up to masters category. Innyvale AC had a good turnout from our athletes with 15 children taking part in the various races, jumps and throwing events, many of them for the first time.

 

In the Under 9 events, the theme of the day was silver. Kaitlin Shaw and Flynn Acheson both had a fine run in the 60m sprint, with both finishing in second place. Both then went on to earn another silver medal in the long jump.

 

The U10s was our busiest age group with five athletes competing in the 300m and turbojavelin. Mella Brady picked up a medal in her very first competition, taking third place in the turbojavelin. Emer Briody won the bronze medal in the 300m and also finished in second place in the turbojavelin. And in the boys race, the Innyvale runners finished in second, fourth and fifth places with Oisín Farrelly, Dylan Farrelly and James Brady all running strongly in the 300m event. Oisín also collected a silver medal in the turbojavelin, with James and Dylan just behind in fifth and sixth

 

In the U11, Ciara O'Reilly and Bethan Stokes finished second and third in their heat of the 60m, with Haley Ashe in the top five of her heat. Ciara and Bethan went on to finish second and third in their final. Eanna Clarke was unlucky to miss out on a top three finish in the boys sprint, which saw a very tight contest all the way to the finish, but he still finished in the top five.

 

Liam Briody had a good run in the U12 boys 600m race, coming home with a bronze medal for third place. Gráinne Gilroy took part in the shot putt where she won the first of two gold medals, the other coming in the 600m event.

 

And in the Under 13s, Aoibhe McEnerney had a great debut for the club with second place in the javelin, only 5cn behind the winner. Aoibhe and Zak Farrell both finished in the top five of their 80m sprint, and Zak was again in the top five in the javelin.


We hope everyone enjoyed the event and well done to all who took part, regardless of where you finished. Thank you to the parents and coaches for bringing them. The next day of the Spring League is Sunday 15th March in Shercock and will include relays. We hope to build on this weekend and field relay teams for the event.

Casey Nominated for 2019 Anglo Celt Sports Award

Posted on February 15, 2020 at 4:15 AM

Congratulations also to Casey on her inclusion in the nominations for 2019 Anglo Celt Sports Awards. The winner of the paper's September Sports Award, you can vote for Casey to win the overall 2019 award by calling 1516 306 009. All you have to do is call the number and once answered the vote will count.

Best of luck Casey

Spring League Entries

Posted on February 12, 2020 at 3:50 PM

Cavan Spring Development League takes place on Sunday 23rd February at the PeaceLink track in Clones from 10.30am. This event is open to all age groups and entry cost is covered by the club. Please indicate if you intend to attend the event as entrieshave to be in by this Friday. This is a development athletics day and medals are awarded on the day

Events are =

 

  • U9 = 60m / long jump
  • U10 = 300m / turbo jav.
  • U11 = 60m / long jump
  • U12 = 600m / shot putt
  • U13 = 80m / long jump / javelin
  • U14 = 800m / shot putt
  • U15 = 100m / long jump / javelin
  • U16 = 800m / shot putt
  • U17 = 100m / long jump / javelin
  • U18 = 800m / shot putt

Sportshall Day 2 Details - St Macartans College 2pm

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 7:40 PM

The second day of the Sportshall for Under 9 to U11s is on Sunday16th February at St. Macartan's College in Monaghan Town (beside Lakeland Dairies, click link below for map). Please note the time has changed from the note given out last week. Anyone going please be there for 2pm, event should last about 2 hours and is €2 per child.

Sportshall is a fantastic event for younger children to try out athletics in a non-competitive and no pressure environemt, with athletes taking part in a series of sprints, relays, jumping and throwing events and is a great event for those who have taken part in a competition.

https://goo.gl/maps/donC72KuNejs7k5n7

Casey Wins Ulster Gold at the National Indoor Arena 4th Feb 2020

Posted on February 5, 2020 at 2:15 PM

The 2020 Ulster Indoor Track & Field Championships were held at the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown over the weekend and on Sunday 4th February our own Casey Mulvey took part in the shot putt event. Throwing the 3kg weight out to 14.13 metres, Casey not only took the gold medal in the Under 18 age group, but according to the results she had the best throw of all age groups, including the senior women.

 

Well done Casey and best of luck in the All-Ireland's next month.



Cavan Sportshall Competition, Breffni College, 19 January 2020

Posted on January 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM

A small group of Innyvale athletes took part in the Cavan Sportshall competition on Sunday 19th January in Breffni College, Cavan. Joined by athletes from across Cavan and from Monaghan Phoenix AC, our squad of under 9 to 11s had an enjoyable morning of athletics featuring a mix of sprints, jumping and throwing events, finishing with team relays. The Sportshall events are all about fun and providing a low pressure introduction to competition and there will be a second event in mid-February.

Well done to Haley, Flynn, Kaitlin, Ciara, Bethan and Tynan, as well as everyone else who took part today and we hope you had a great time. And thank you to those who helped out with the kids today. Photos from the event can be found in the club's flickr gallery, which can be accessed from the home page.


Club Notes December

Posted on December 8, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Training will finish up for the year on Tuesday 17th December and will return on Tuesday 7th January 2020. If anyone has not already done so, please give your contact number to Simon or Louise at training so you can be added to the club's WhatsApp group to recieve news on training etc.

Thank you to everyone who supported the club's sponsored walk on 3rd December. Regardless of the size of any individual contributions, thank you everyone for your committment and support of the club.

Cavan Sportshall on 19 October

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 3:40 PM

There will be a Cavan Sportshall competition on Saturday 19th October, starting at 11am in Breffni College Cavan. This is an indoor event for under 9 to under 12 age groups featuring a mix of running, jumping and throwing events, finishing with team relays and is intended as a fun, low pressure introduction to competition for new athletes as well as those who have been to many events before.

Those who took part competitions before the summer did very well with strong results across all events. We hope to continue to build on this with a good turnout and encourage all athletes to take part.


Upcoming Coaching Courses

Posted on September 27, 2019 at 7:35 PM

There are a number of coaching courses coming up in the next couple of months. Anyone interested in doing the course please contact Simon or Des. The club covers the cost of courses for our coaches.

  • Athletics Ireland are holding an Endurance Running Course in Navan's Claremont Stadium on Saaturday 19th October at 10am. Register at https://eventmaster.ie/event/EkBf4EF74" target="_blank">Eventmaster.ie.
  • Level 1 athletics training course on 18/19th October & 15/16th November in Shercock (Please note dates have changed since first announced.) 6.30-9.00pm on both Fridays and from 10.00am to 5.00pm on the Saturdays. Register for it on https://eventmaster.ie/event/VQ9CERTwv" target="_blank">Eventmaster. Registration closes 7th October and cost is subsidised by Cavan Sports Partnership for applicants from Cavan, €50 which is half price.
  • There is also a Level 1 course in Meath on Fri/Sat 1st/2nd November in Cushinstown, with the second weekend Fri/Sat 22/23rd November in Dunboyne. This is the full €100 price. (https://eventmaster.ie/event/ZE8cMWcZY" target="_blank">Eventmaster link)
  • Child Safeguarding 2 - 17 October 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 Cavan
  • Child Safeguarding 3 - 21 November 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 Cavan

School Hall Athletics Workshop

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 3:10 AM

There will be an athletics workshop in KIlnaleck Community Hall on Wednesday 11th September from 10am to 1pm, delivered by Athletics Ireland's regional development officer Dermott McGranaghan and focused on the Sportshall programme in schools.

Sympathies

Posted on September 9, 2019 at 5:40 PM

The club extends our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and clubmates of Shercock A.C. athlete Craig Lynch on the tragic passing of the talented and much loved young man over the weekend. Removal Wednesday morning 11th September to arrive at St Patricks Church Shercock for Funeral Mass at twelve o’clock. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

May he rest in peace.

Level One Coaching Course

Posted on August 24, 2019 at 9:45 AM

There will be a Level 1 athletics training course on 18/19th October & 1/2nd November in Shercock. This takes place at 6.30-9.00pm on both Fridays and from 10.00am to 5.00pm on the Saturdays. Great chance for anyone looking to get coaching qualification/upskill relatively close to home. Anyone interested in doing the course please contact Simon or Des, or else you can register for it onhttps://eventmaster.ie/event/VQ9CERTwv" target="_blank"> Eventbrite. Registration closes 7th October and cost is subsidised by Cavan Sports Partnership for applicants from Cavan, €50 which is half price. The club covers the cost of courses for our coaches.

Dates of upcoming child safeguarding courses below:

  • Safeguarding 1  -  17 September 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 Cavan
  • Safeguarding 2  -  17 October 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 Cavan
  • Safeguarding 3  -  21 November 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 Cavan 

Anyone interested please let Des or Simon know.

Condolences

Posted on July 25, 2019 at 2:30 PM

The club extends our deepest sympathies to former coach and committee member Lizzy Brady and her family on the passing of her mother Betty last Tuesday. Funeral to take place on Friday 26th July at 11am in St. Michael's Church, Potahee.

May she rest in peace.

Activity Hub Survey

Posted on July 11, 2019 at 3:45 PM

We are very fortunate to have Kilnaleck Activity Hub organising events and sporting oppourtinities in our area. The hub is currently planning its autumn/winter activities and is looking for as much feedback as possible from the community. If you have a couple of minutes to spare, please take this quick survey for the hub:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=j36jh-42AkGpwpKve16vpdtNA0A0I_lAiy-U7QKZM0RUQjFPTVJCQk0wTjZaQ0NMWE1WS0pUWlRKTC4u

If the link does not work when you click on it, please copy and paste the link in to your address bar.

Tailteann Gold & Bronze for Casey Mulvey 22 June 2019

Posted on June 25, 2019 at 8:40 AM

The Tailteann Schools Interprovincial Championshi was held on Saturday 22nd June in Santry and our very own Casey Mulvey represented her school St Clares College Ballyjamesduff at the event, taking part in the shot putt and discus. Casey had a quiet start to the discus, slowly building up to her best throw in the final round where she sent the 1kg disc out to a distance of 37.10 metres, which saw her take the gold medal. Casey also took part in the shot putt where she just missed out on a silver medal, her best throw of 14.34m instead earning her the bronze medal. Congrats Casey.

Zak Flies the Innyvale Flag at Ulster Childrens Games 2nd June

Posted on June 3, 2019 at 4:10 PM

The 2019 Ulster Children's Games and Track & Field Championships were held at the Finn Valley track in Ballyboffey. Co. Donegal on Sunday 2nd June and our own Zak Farrell undertook the long trip to compete in three events. Zak finished in 7th place in the U12 shot putt with a best throw of 4.92 metres, and followed this up with a a solid mid-field result in the 60m sprint, finishing in a time of 9.83 seconds. Zak then took part in the crowded 600m race, completing it in 1min57.13sec to finish 12th out of 27 runners in the event and the highest placed of the four Cavan athletes to take part. Well done Zak!


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