Juniors – important information regarding Monday Night Training

Well done to those who made it to the first McGrady Cross Country Series in Castlewellan on Sunday, and a big thank you to parents who volunteered in the various roles.

Now that we have had a little time back at training on Monday nights, there are one or two issues arising that we need to remind parents about, in the hope that we can keep the children as safe as possible. Firstly, can parents please park in the upper car park along the top, and walk your child down to sign in. As we move inside for winter, registration takes place in the corridor outside the hall in the main school building at Shimna.

Children will not be allowed to leave the Hall at the end of the night unless a parent is there to collect them. If you wish for your child to be released without an adult, you will need to email written consent to the club by 1pm on Monday to allow us to facilitate this.

Training finishes at 8pm, and the lady who opens and closes the school for us likes to get locked up and go home (as do we all). Please ensure that you are there to collect your child on time.

Thank you to those parents who have informed us of your childs absence from training due to illness or injury. We wish them a speedy recovery and return to training.

If your child has a full training place, but has not been attending or is no longer interested, please get in touch. We are currently reviewing numbers in each hall, and do have a substantial waiting list.

McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series 2019/2020 – Race 2

Race 2 of the McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series takes place in Kilbroney Forest Park, Rostrevor on Sunday 13th October 2019. Registration closes at 12:45 sharp, with the first race starting at 1pm. To take part in the Series, athletes must be members of Newcastle AC, East Down AC, Burren AC, Dromore AC, 3 Ways AC or Murlough AC.

Click the button below to view full series information.

Online Registration and Series Information

Volunteers Needed – McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Race 1

We are now less than a week away from the first McGrady Cross Country Series event in Castlewellan Forest Park.

As always, the series is only made possible with the help and support of our sponsors, parents, and those who volunteer their time to help us with the various tasks that need to be undertaken on the day.

We are therefore appealing for volunteers who would be willing to take on a roll such as marshalling, help at the start and finish line, as well as a number of other fun jobs.

Please let us know asap if you can help by emailing juniors@newcastleac.org, and don’t forget that registration closes at 9pm this Thursday. There will be no registration on the day.

O’Gormans out in force at the final meet of the Firmus Super 5 Series

The O’Gorman’s were once again out in force at the Firmus Super 5 Series at the Mary Peters Track on Thursday 29 August.

Dáire completed the Under 11 Boys 100m race in 20.08 with brother Thomas completing it in 22.16. Dáire also completed the 1200m race in 5:38.16.

Aoibheann also had a great run in the Under 13 Girls 1500m race, finishing it in 6:33.73.

Well done to the O’Gorman’s on their fantastic results!

Newcastle AC Saturday Morning Training

Saturday morning training for Newcastle AC Junior athletes in Year 8 and above will re-commence on Saturday 31st August 2019.
Training is primarily aimed at distance running (cross country, road, hills and track running).
Athletes of all abilities are very welcome and encouraged to attend.

Please meet at the football pitches in Donard Park Newcastle at 11am. Training will finish at 12 midday.
Athletes should bring a drink.