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Laois Athletics

Upcoming Races
- Vicarstown Parkrun every Saturday at 9:30am.
- Junior Parkrun Vicarstown every Sunday at 11am.
County Championship Races
- 11th May - Laois County Track and Field – St Abban's.
- 18th May – Laois County Track and Field – St Abban's.
County Races
- 9th May - St Abban's League - Luggacurran.
- 16th May - Ballyroan Road Race Series (5k) – Cullahill.
- 23rd May - St Abban's League - Rossmore.
- 27th May - Deadman's Dash 5k - Ballyfin.
National Races
- 16th May - Irish Life Health Leinster Schools Track and Field Day 1 - Santry.
- 19th May - Irish Life Health Leinster Schools Track and Field Day 2 – Santry.
- 19th May - Leinster Combined Events - The Watershed, Kilkenny.
- 20th May - Leinster U9-U19 Inter-club relays - The HUB, Enniscorthy.
- 26th May - Irish Life Health National Combined Events All Ages - Santry.
- 27th May - Irish Life Health National Combined Events All Ages - Santry.
- 27th May - AAI Games - Santry.
If your race does not appear on the calendar please contact us via Facebook or our website or our Gmail

Ballyfin AC

Strength and Conditioning Training
Strength and Conditioning Training is back for the winter and will continue in The Ballyfin Community Hall every  Wednesday  from  8pm to 9pm, bring a weight and an ab wheel if you have one.  These classes are great to assist in core strength and compliment other sports as well.
€5 per session - well worth it!  Please spread the word to anyone who you feel may be interested in coming along.

Senior Training
If you want to get into running or want to take it up again after a break, all runners are welcome to come along to any of our training sessions.  So why not give it a go, come along and get up and running.

Training schedule
Tuesday 7.30pm - meet at St Fintans Car Park, Portlaoise (opposite Portlaoise Prison).
Thursday 7.30pm - meet at St Fintans Car Park, Portlaoise  (opposite Portlaoise Prison).
Sunday 10.30am - meet at Emo Court Car Park.
Training session can vary from 6k or 10k runs, on Road or Grass, or also take in Fartlek sessions.

Ballyroan Abbeyleix and District AC

Race 3 Spink
Well done to all who took part in the third race of our 2018 Run for Your Life series. We had a sunny, dry evening congratulations to all the prize winners and everyone who participated. Race 4 will take place in Durrow on May 16th.

Barrowhouse 5km
Well done to all club athletes who ran in the Barrowhouse 5km yesterday evening. Also well done to the organisers for another great run - Tom Dunne 4th (16.41), Paul Burke 6th (17.54), Josh Lennon 10th (19.02), Martin McDonald 11th (19.08). Senior Women: Breda McDonald 1st (19.07), Kate McDonald 2nd (19.35).

Training continues for all athletes in BallyroanAbbey GAA field from 7.30pm on a Tuesday night.

Emo Rath AC

Training continues every Monday night 6.45pm-7.45pm for our younger athletes. Training for our older athletes includes Strength Training in Vicarstown Hall on Wednesdays; Technical Training on Friday Nights in Emo and Performance Squad training in Vicarstown on Sunday mornings.

Mountmellick AC

Club Training
Our over 12’s group training is on Monday & Wednesdays from 7-8pm.
Our U-12s have been reduced to one night per week on alternating days, Monday/Wednesday each week, and this will be reviewed when we return to summertime.
Contact us with any questions you might have on our club phone at 087-3493503, or check out our Facebook page for our most up to date information -

Oughaval AC

Juvenile training is on Monday and Wednesday evening from 7-8pm. Enquires can be made to John Scully 085 1742251.

Portlaoise AC

South Leinster Schools
Portlaoise ACs very own Amy Walsh competed in the South Leinster Schools senior girls steeplechase for her very last time. Amy came an impressive 3rd place, well done Amy from all at Portlaoise AC.

Park Runs
In Marlay Park, Sharon and Paula had a great run coming home first and second. Closer to home in Vicarstown we had a great turn out: Noel Marum, Niall Collins, Sean Donoghue, Lucy Dunne, Sinead Curtis, Ailish Kelly, Tara Ring and Nuala Arrigan.
In the junior park run we had: Conor Brady, Daragh Brady, Leah Smullen, Siofra Marum, Tara Ring, Ross Ring and Ruairc Marum.

Training has resumed for juveniles and seniors as follows:
Monday: Seniors, St Fintan's: Meet at 8pm - run at 8.15pm.
Tuesday: Juveniles, Portlaoise Track: All Ages From 6+ Meet at 7pm.
Tuesday: Seniors, St Fintan's: Meet at 6.15pm - run at 6.30pm.
Wednesday: Seniors, Portlaoise Track: Meet at 7pm.
Thursday: Seniors, Portlaoise Track: Meet at 6pm.
Thursday: Juveniles, Portlaoise Track: All Ages From 6+ Meet at 7pm.

Rosenallis Kilcavan AC

South Leinster Schools
Well done to Grainne Lalor who represented Mountmellick Community School in Schools South Leinster recently in Waterford. Grainne finished first in both Junior 100m & 200m, setting a new championship record for the 200m.

Training takes place in Kilcavan every Monday and Wednesday evening.

St Abban's AC

South Leinster Schools
Some fine individual performances at the South Leinster Schools, gold for Evan Dowling who was 1st in the High Jump. He now goes on to represent Leinster also his team were third in the relay.
Seoighe English also qualified for the Leinster Schools coming 3rd in the HJ jumping 1.45 also 5th in the 1500m Shane Buggy 1st in shot putt and 3rd in the Javelin.

Couch to 5k/FIT for Life
St Abban's will continue to run the couch to 5k program every Monday and Wednesday night 7.30pm to 8.30pm over the winter at St Abban's sports complex. Cost will be just €2 per session, contact Bernard, Michael or Gavin for more information.

Senior and Juvenile training Tuesday and Friday 7:30 – 9:00pm. Cost will be just €2 per session, contact Bernard, Michael or Gavin for more information.

St Michael’s AC

Senior Training
Senior training takes place twice each week from 7pm to 8pm. Tuesday training takes place at Emo House – meeting at 7pm in the back-car park. Thursday training takes place in Corrig. New members are always welcome at any time, just turn up at one of our training sessions, and give it a go!
Senior members still meet each Saturday morning at 9am in the Lidl car park (beside Odlums) for a long steady run. Distance range from 5K to 20K, and anyone is welcome to join in for an easy run and a friendly chat on the scenic country roads and forest trails around Portarlington, Emo and Killenard.

St Michael's AC
Find us on Facebook (Michaels AC) and send a friend request to keep up to date with all that’s happening. Any questions and comments are welcome by Messaging us on Facebook.

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