Community Games Finals 2018
This weekend the Community Games National finals take place in the University of Limerick and the Kilmallock/Bulgaden/Effin area will be represented by young Sean Maguire who takes part in the Under 12 600 metres. Sean who is the son of Eamonn Maguire and Roisin Howard won the Limerick regional competition and will represent his club and county in the semi final on Saturday with the final to follow on Sunday. Sean has been training hard for the last number of weeks under the guidance of coaches Nuala Collins and Tony McMahon @ the track in Chareville. He is following in the footsteps of his mother Roisin who in the not too distant past also represented her area in the community games finals. He will also be running on the newly resurfaced UL 400 metre track and has the distinction of being the first Kilmallock AC athlete to do so. We wish Sean all the best in the finals and we know that wherever he places in the finals he will have given his all.
Friday evening saw almost 240 runners take part in the Galtee Runners 8KM Road Race. The Event was using its new faster route for the second year and this was reflected in some very impressive times from a quality field. Indeed our two runners who took part both ran impressive times, some of their fastest of the year. Janusz Chelstowski finished 38th in a time of 32:17 with Niall Lynch finishing in a time of 33:30 good enough for 58th place.
Gitta Cahill took part in the Blackwater Triathlon on Sunday took place in Fermoy with the swim portion taking part in the Blackwater river. There was a number of distances available to participants ranging from Sprint to Olympic. Gitta took part in the Sprint event which comprised of a 750 metre swim followed by a 20K cycle and a 6K run. Gitta completed the all three events in a time of 2:09 hours.
The Ballyhoura series returns this Friday evening with the inaugural running of the Limerick County Club AC 5K Road Race. The race starts @ 7.30 pm and is the 9th and penultimate race in this year’s series.
The club trains 5 times a week. with training Mondays, Wednesday’s and Friday’s @ 7 pm @ the side car park of the church with training on Sundays outside Deebert House Hotel @ 10 am. Training on Tuesdays comprises of speed/interval training @ the track @ St Josephs in Chareville. New members are welcome all year round. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.. The Club can be contacted on Facebook or our Twitter account @Kilmallock_AC