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Winning Debuts for Young Innyvale Athletes at Spring League, PeaceLink

Posted on February 10, 2019 at 1:55 PM

Well done to those who took part in the first day of the Cavan Spring Development League on Sunday 10th February at the PeaceLink track in Clones. Turnout was small on this very cold and wintry day, but an enjoyable morning of athletics was had by the hardy folks who came despite the weather and the Innyvale contingent fared well.


Ciara O'Reilly finished fourth in her very first event for the club, the under 10 girls 300m and went on to throw 7.49metres in the turbojavelin event, which was enough to earn Ciara a silver medals. In the U11 girls, Gráinne Gilroy got off to a flying start in the 60m sprint, taking the lead immediately and never giving it up to take the gold medal in her first competition for Innyvale. Gráinne went on to take second place in the long jump, with a best jump of 2.80m, edging a close contest for the silver and bronze medals. In the under 12 boys, Zak Farrell battled to a though fourth place finish in the 600m and went on to finish in sixth place in his first shot putt event, sending the 2kg shot out to 4.59m.


Well done to all and hope you had fun! Day 2 of the Spring League is in Shercock on Sunday 3rd March

Spring League Entries

Posted on January 30, 2019 at 2:50 AM

The Cavan Spring Development League track and field competition will take place on Sunday 10th February at the PeaceLink track in Clones (just passed the GAA grounds). Event starts at 10am for seniors/masters, with children's events scheduled to start at 11am. Anyone interested in taking part please let us know by this Friday. You can message our Facebook page or email  innyvaleac@gmail.com


  • U9 60m & long jump
  • U10 300m & turbojavelin
  • 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
  • Senior 100m, shot putt, long jump, 1500 for women / 3K for men
  • Master 100m, shot putt, long jump, 1500 for women / 3K for men

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Innyvale-AC-400237013513939

Upcoming Safeguarding, Coaching Courses

Posted on January 29, 2019 at 3:20 AM

Dates for child safeguarding, first aid and entry level coaching course Athletics Leader:

  • Sports 1st Aid  Wed 27th February 6.30pm, Windtown Unity Center, Navan

  • Child Safeguarding 1  Tue12th Feb 2019, 6.30pm, Navan
  • Child Safeguarding 1  Thu 7th Mar 2019, 6.30pm, Navan
  • Child Safeguarding 1  Wed 27th Mar 2019, 6.30pm, Navan
  • Child Safeguarding 1  Thu 4th April 2019, 6.30pm Bridge St Centre Cavan

  • Child Safeguarding 2  Wed 13th Feb 2019, 6.30pm Bridge St Centre Cavan
  • Child Safeguarding 2  Wed 20th Feb 2019, 6.30pm Navan
  • Child Safeguarding 2  Thu  14th Mar 2019, 6.30pm Longford
  • Child Safeguarding 2  Thu 28h Mar 2019, 6.30pm, Navan

  • Child Safeguarding 3  Thu 11th April 2019, 6.30pm Navan and Longford

  • Athletics Leader course  Sun 3rd March 2019, Clones
  • Assistant Coach course  Sat 23rd March 2019, Leitrim

AGM on 28th Jan 2019

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 4:30 PM

The club's Annual General Meeting will take place at 8pm on Monday 28th January in Crover House Hotel. All club senior members and parents of underage members are invited to attend. It is a good chance to find out more about the club and get feedback on our activities and plans for the future. Hope to see you there

Training Returns

Posted on January 7, 2019 at 6:15 PM

We hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas/New Year's break and are feeling refreshed and ready to make a good start to training for 2019. Normal training returns on Tuesday 8th January at 6pm in Sheelin Park Ballymachugh. Our adult running group on the Saturday morning will return later, probably on the 19th Jan. See you all then.

Run Jump Throw Workshop Jan 2019

Posted on December 19, 2018 at 5:50 AM

Athletics Ireland is holding a "Run Jump Throw" workshop at the Clones Peacelink track in January. An oppourtunity for athletes aged u12 or over and coaches to learn new events, it will be on Friday 25th Jan from 7 to 10pm and Satuday 26th Jan from 9am to 2pm. The workshop covers the basics of each event group with sprints, hurdles, shot putt, javelin, long and high jump. Anyone interested in taking part please contact Simon


Christmas & New Year Break

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 5:30 PM

The end of 2018 is upon us and it is time for a well earned break. Training for children ends on Tuesday 11th December and the adult group will stop on Saturday the 15th. Thank you to all the children who came to training and competition during the year and thank you also to the parents for bringing them along and supporting them in their sporting efforts. Thank you also to all the coaches and committee members, new and old, for their hard work at training and behind the scenes to keep the club going strong throughout the last twelve months which has seen the club grow in size once again.

We hope everyone enjoys their break and comes back refreshed and eager to make a good start to 2019. Exact dates will be confirmed in the new year but training will likely restart the week the schools reopen. See you all then.

Cavan Sportshall

Posted on December 2, 2018 at 3:50 PM

Cavan Athletics signed off for the year 2018 with a second Sportshall event in Mullahoran GAA hall on Sunday 2nd December. An indoor event for under 9s - 12s, it provides the children with a fun & no pressure introduction to athletics competition. Athletes take part in a series of running, jumping and throwing events as well as team relays. Turn out was low on the day but those who were there all gave a good account of themselves and were suitably rewarded with medals for their efforts. Well done to Bethan, Bridgin, Shauna, Rory, Eanna and Caitlin, hope you all had a good time.

Seven Winners For Innyvale At Cavan Awards Night

Posted on December 1, 2018 at 7:15 PM

Cavan County Board held its Athletics Awards for 2016 and 2017 in the Kilmore Hotel on Friday 30th November and a number of Innyvale AC athletes were nominated for awards in various categories. The awards are given based on results of county Cavan competitions and are split between Under 12-15 and U16-18 age categories with awards in sprints, throws, distance running, cross country and jumps, with points awarded for each event in which an athlete won a medal in a particular category. Just being nominated is an honour but several of our members won their category and were presented with their trophies by Cavan's most famous athlete Catriona McKiernan who was guest speaker on the night providing some excellent inspiration for the next generation of Cavan athletes.


A cross country category was introduced for the first time this year and Ciara Smith was one of the first recipients of the award for her winning form in the U16-18 category, having won the gold medal in the U18 girls 4,000m cross country race in 2016. Jordan Brady was the winner of the 2016  throws category for U16-18 boys, having won gold in the shot putt at both the Spring League and Track & Field Championships, as well as a silver medal in the javelin. Caolan Collins won the award for U12-15s throws in 2016 with gold medals in the shot putt in the Spring League and Track & Field.


Alanna Brady also picked up a trophy for the throws category, winning the U12-15 girls event for 2016. Alanna won the gold medal in the javelin at the Track & Field Championships as well as silver in the shot putt at both the Spring League and Track & Field. Simon Nulty was presented with a special recognition award in honour of his work at club and county board through the years. Fiona Finnegan won the club's fourth throws award of the evening for her gold medal in the turbojavelin and silver in the shot putt events at the Cavan Track and Field Championships in 2017.


And last but not least, having been nominated in numerous categories earlier in the event, the final trophy of the night went to Eadaoin Galligan for her successes in the sprints during 2017. Eadaoin won the 300m and took silver in the 100m at the Track & Field Championships.


Congratulations also to our other nominees Ava Collins (nominated twice), Hazel, Warren and Casey Mulvey and Oisin Kiernan. Well done to one and all and we are sure there is a very bright future ahead of you all. Also a huge thank you to all the parents for bring their children to competitions and training and also to the coaches for their huge contribution at training and behind the scenes.


Innyvale Photo Archive Restored

Posted on December 1, 2018 at 3:25 PM

Innyvale's photo galleries are once again viewable following Google's decision to stop supporting the Picasa system we previously used. Photos from 2002 to the present can be found in our archive. Unfortunately the Google archive displays albums in a completely random order so if you are looking for a particular event you will have to route around a bit. Photos from 2017 onwards can now be found on our Flickr account, which will be kept up to date over the coming years.

Sportshall on Sunday 2 Dec in Mullahoran

Posted on November 29, 2018 at 9:55 AM

Cavan County Board's second Sportshall event for age groups under 9 - u12 will be held in Mullahoran GAA hall on Sunday 2nd December. An indoor event for anyone who turns 8,9,10 or 11 this year, it provides the children with a fun & no pressure introduction to athletics competition. Athletes take part in a series of running, jumping and throwing events as well as team relays. Event starts at 11am, with check-in from 10.30 onwards. Event is €5 on the day (max €10 per family). The event should be over by 12.30pm.

We encourage all athletes to come along and try it out. Look for Simon or Des on the day.

Innyvale Nominees for Cavan Awards

Posted on November 29, 2018 at 9:40 AM

The biannual Cavan County Board Athletics Awards will be held in the Kilmore Hotel on Friday 30th November at 8pm and a number of Innyvale athletes have been nominated for a number of awards. The awards are given based on results of county Cavan competitions in 2016 and 2017 and are split between Under 12- 15 and U16-18 age categories with awards in sprints, throws, distance running, cross country and jumps, with points awarded for each event in which an athlete won a medal in a particular category.

Well done to one and all on being picked by the County Board and we wish the best of luck to all on the night.

Nominees:

  • Fiona Finnegan (throws)
  • Ava Collins (throws)
  • Ciara Smith (cross country)
  • Warren Mulvey (throws)
  • Alanna Brady (throws)
  • Caolan Collins (throws)
  • Eadaoin Galligan (sprints)
  • Hazel Mulvey (throws)
  • Casey Mulvey (throws)
  • Oisin Kiernan (throws)
  • Jordan Brady (throws)

New Adult Running Group

Posted on November 29, 2018 at 9:40 AM

We will be piloting a new adult running group starting this week for any local adults who wish to come together to run as a group rather than running solo.

Our first run will be this Saturday (1st Dec) at 9am in Kilnaleck. The first day will be to see what interest there is and there will be a feedback form to gauge peoples aims regarding types of training, distance etc and what days/times suits people going forward. We will try to group runners together with those of similar level.

All Ireland and International Schools Medals for Casey Mulvey

Posted on July 29, 2018 at 4:05 PM

Well done to Innyvale athlete Casey Mulvey who took part in the All-Ireland Secondary Schools Track & Field Championships on Saturday 2nd June in Tullamore. Competing in the intermediate category, Casey took on a throws double, aiming to win the discus and shot putt titles. In the discus, Casey sent the 1kg disc out to a distance of 35.38m to win the gold medal. While in the shot, she was able to throw the 3kg ball 15.93m to win her second event of the day.

And following on from this there were great results for the Irish team at the SIAB Schools Track & Field International in Grangemouth, Scotland with the team finishing in second place. Casey Mulvey represented Ireland in the shot putt & discus, taking the bronze medal & fifth place in the two events for the green jersey.

Well done to Casey & the entire Irish team.

Innyvale Throwers Compete in All-Irelands, Silver Medal For Casey Mulvey

Posted on July 15, 2018 at 3:10 PM

Well done to Innyvale athletes Casey Mulvey, Fiona Finnegan & Lana Morton who took part in the All Ireland Track & Field on weekend of 14-15th July. Fiona & Lana both finished in the top twelve out of the countries best U13 javelin throwers with both improving their personal best by over a meter since winning the silver & bronze medals at the Ulsters, while Casey claimed two silver medals with second places in the U16 discus & shot. Casey broke the old shot putt championship record with her first throw, but such is the way of sport, she had to settle for second place as another athlete went even better in subsequent rounds to pip her to the top spot by 14cm. Well done girls, as ever the club is very proud of your achievements and personal progress.

Gold, Silver and Bronze For Casey, Fiona and Lana at Ulster Track & Field

Posted on June 16, 2018 at 4:10 PM

The athletics season is well underway at present with schools and clubs competitions taking place at Ulster and National level over the past couple of weeks with many Cavan athletes in action across the various categories. The Ulster Track & Field Championships were split over several days with the first being held in Stranolar, Co Donegal with Innyvale AC Fiona Finnegan and Lana Morton both representing the club ably in the under 13s javelin event. The two girls have always been quite close in ability over the years and frequently trading places on the podium and this was no exception, with Fiona finishing ahead on this occasion, having been beaten at county level by Lana a few weeks ago. The girls threw very well with Fiona sending the javelin out to 17.77m and Lana close behind on 16.45m, earning the pair a well deserved silver and bronze Ulster medals.

Also in action in the under 16 category was Casey Mulvey. The trek to Belfast for her discus and shot putt events proved to be lucrative for Casey with two strong performances. In the shot, Casey won the event with a best throw of 13.68m, while in the discus, she again took the gold medal with best result of 29.43m. Casey also took part in the All-Ireland Secondary Schools Track & Field in Tullamore, competing in the intermediate category. In the discus, Casey sent the 1kg disc out to a distance of 35.38m to win the gold medal. While in the shot, she was able to throw the 3kg ball 15.93m to win her second event of the day. Well done to all!

Cavan Children's Games and Track & Field Championships

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 5:05 PM

Well done to all who took part in the Cavan Track & Field athletics today in Shercock, hope everyone enjoyed the day. It was a good event for Innyvale with all of our athletes earning a medal. Well done to Lana Morton & Fiona Finnegan who continued their long running rivalry in the U13 javelin with Lana beating Fiona out for the gold medal by a tiny margin of 7cm in their first competition with the full sized javelin. Zak Farrell had a superb run in the boys U11 600m, staying with the early leaders until the start of the second lap when he burst passed & went on to win by about 15 meters. Well done also to three young athletes in their first competition: Tynan Smith picked up bronze medals in the U9 sprint & long jump, and elder brother Fían came third in the U11 turbojavelin, while Bethan Stokes had a brilliant throw in the U9 turbojavelin to win the gold medal. And last but not least Casey Mulvey was the winner of the U16 shot putt.

Well done everyone & thanks to all the parents for bringing the kids & supporting the club. Thanks also to those who helped out on the day, especially Lizzy & Megan Brady who working hidden away in the office on results and medals!

National Record for Mulvey at All-Ireland Indoor Track & Field

Posted on March 21, 2018 at 6:00 PM

The All- Ireland Indoor Track & Field Championships were held last week in Athlone, with Innyvale AC athlete Casey Mulvey representing Cavan in the Under 16 girls shot putt. The defending champion from last year, Casey prepared for the event with a gold medal in the Ulster indoors in February and carried her excellent form into the national finals. Casey's best distance improved as the rounds progressed until she passed the national record for this age group in the fourth round and then went even further with her fifth throw, adding 46cm to the previous best. The record now stands at 14.67m, a fantastic reward for the hard work of this dedicated athlete who was recently selected for the Athletics Ireland All Star award for County Cavan. Well done Casey!

All-Ireland Success For Innyvale's Casey Mulvey

Posted on July 16, 2017 at 4:40 PM

The All Ireland Track & Field Championships took place over the last two weekends in Tullamore, Co. Offaly , with a number of Innyvale AC athletes taking part, having qualified by finishing in the medals at the Ulster Championships.


Casey Mulvey had close competition in the U15 girls shot putt, but her first throw of 13.61 metres proved insurmountable as she picked up another in a growing collection of All-Ireland gold medals.


Ulster silver medallist Lana Morton and Ulster bronze medallist Fiona Finnegan represented the club well in the U12 girls turbojavelin. Both girls steadily improved as the rounds went on, with personal best distances achieved by the pair. Fiona eventually finishing in fifth place with a best throw of 22.02m and Lana finished in tenth place on 16.23m.


Well done to all, great reward for your hard work and dedication over the past number of months.

Silver For Mulvey At English Championships in Bedford

Posted on June 30, 2017 at 12:35 PM

Huge congratulations to Casey Mulvey who competed as part of the Athletics NI team at the English Track & Field Championships in Bedford. Casey finished second despite having to throw a heavier weight than she is used to. Best throw of 13.85m with the 3kg shot, Fantastic result.


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