26 Sept 2022

IN PICTURES - All the Laois athletics news from around the county


Upcoming Races


Vicarstown Parkrun every Saturday at 09:30 a.m.
Junior Parkrun Vicarstown every Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
County Races

15th August - St Abbans League – St Abbans
07th September – Kilcavan 5k – Kilcavan
29th September – Beat the Barge 4k - Vicarstown
National Races

18th August - National Track & Field Masters – Tullamore
19th August - AAI National League Final - Tullamore
25th August - Tullamore Half Marathon (Leinster Half Marathon Championships)
If your race does not appear on the calendar please contact us via Facebook, our website or our Gmail:

Ballyfin AC

Training schedule

Tuesday 7.30 p.m. meet at St Fintans Car Park, Portlaoise (opposite Portlaoise Prison)

Thursday 7.30 p.m. meet at St Fintans Car Park, Portlaoise (opposite Portlaoise Prison)

Sunday 10.30 a.m. 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


Training for juveniles has finished August 23rd, however senior training is still going ahead.

Emo Rath AC


Emo Rath training is suspended for the month of August.

Mountmellick Athletic Club

Birr AC 5K Road Race:

Several athletes from Laois took part in the Birr AC 5k road race last week, with Colin Grennan and Adam Holden both representing Mountmellick AC.
Both lads ran a decent race, with Adam finishing 1st junior male and Colin finishing up as 3rd junior male, so well done to you both.

Club Training

Training has now finished for the summer, and we are due to return to regular training on Monday August 27th.

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 Athletic Club


Training for juveniles has finished for the summer but seniors as follows:

Monday: Seniors St. Fintans: Meet at 8 - run at 8.15pm

Tuesday: Seniors St. Fintans: Meet at 6.15 - run at 6.30 p.m.

Wednesday: Seniors Portlaoise Track: Meet at 7 p.m.

Thursday: Seniors Portlaoise Track: Meet at 6 p.m.

Rosenallis Kilcavan AC


Training suspended for August

St. Abbans AC

Dates for your diary

Next day out is in Tullamore on the 19th of August to support our women’s team in the National Premier League.

Fit for Life final stage of the summer league on Wednesday 15th of August, music afterwards (by Martin Delaney) is organised in Behan's for afterwards. Thanks to our sponsors Farrell McElwee Solicitors and Clonmore meats. 

Summer Camp

The 17th annual St. Abban’s Summer camp was held during the week with a big turnout. Many thanks to all club members, parents and leaders who helped in organising and running the camp.


Senior training Tuesday and Friday 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Cost will be just €2 per session, contact Bernard, Michael or Gavin for more information. Juvenile training suspended for the month of August.

St. Michael’s AC

Senior Training

Senior training takes place twice each week from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday training takes place at Emo House – meeting at 7 p.m. 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 9 a.m. 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.

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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