Upcoming Events

North West Games 2019 – for Athletes 10+

The 5th Annual NORTH WEST INDOOR GAMES takes place on Saturday December 28th, 2019 at AIT Indoor Arena. All Clubs in Connacht have been invited to take part. 

View following document for more details:

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Important:

Note that the organisers for the event are only allowing particular counties take part in the u12 60m sprint and u12 60m hurdles. Longford AC children can NOT take part in these events. 

Please note that last years event was a very long day. We had close to 10 athletes taking part, and many were there from early morning until late evening. This is a particular problem if your child is taking part in sprints and then has to hang around for a middle distance event typically held later in the day.

The first event starts at 10am, detailed timetable and order of events will be issued a few days before. The Events are based on 2019 age groups (*you can move up a year for more challenge!)

Deadline for Longford AC entries is 9pm on Thursday December 12th.

If your child is interested to compete please email longfordac@gmail.com with child’s name, date of birth and events they want to enter (maximum is 3 events).

This competition is optional and is a pre-season warm up!

Cross Country Championships 2019 – Dates & venues for Club Races

To enter please send name, Date of birth and list the venue you want to enter to longfordac@gmail.com   Juvenile members can run in both events, one in your correct age and the other running a year ahead. Any questions contact Leslie (mobile 087-7960476)

You must have 4 runners in the same age group to form a team

Entry deadline Saturday October 26, 2019

Connacht Even Ages & Senior League Leg 2

Hosted by Leitrim County Board

Date: Sunday, 3rd November 2019

Time: Starts 12 noon Sharp

Venue: St. Josephs GAA Club, Hazelwood Road (R286), Calry, Sligo

Race Distances

Girls\Boys

U12 Born 2008 = 2000m

U14 Born 2006= 3000m

U16 Born 2004= 4000m

U18 Born 2002= 4000m Girls \ 6000m Boys

Junior= 4000m Girls \ 6000m Boys

Novice, Senior, Masters= 4000m Women \ 8000m Men

O65 Men= 4000m

Connacht Uneven Ages & Senior League Leg 3

Hosted by Moy Valley AC and the Mayo County Board

Date: Sunday, 10th November 2019

Time: Starts 12 noon Sharp

Venue: Belleek Woods, Ballina, Co. Mayo

**This race was originally scheduled to be held in Moyne but venue was switched as Longford hosted the Connacht Primary Schools races on Oct 13th instead

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Change of Venue: Connacht National Schools Cross Country / Leg 1 of the Senior League

Please note that the Connacht National Schools Cross Country competition and Leg 1 of the Senior League will take place on Sunday 13th October, 12 noon, at Moyne Community School in Longford.

Essential Info for upcoming Cross Country 2019

Primary Schools XC Races for national school children in 3rd-6th classes

Annual Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships, Saturday 28th September 2019, at Moyne Community School, registration at 4pm, races at 5pm sharp

*All individual and team medallist are invited to Tullamore Harriers on Friday 4th October, evening time TBC

Connacht Primary Schools Championships, Sunday 13th October 2019 in Moyne Community School, Co Longford. First race starts at 12:00pm sharp.

Girls/Boys 3rd & 4th Classes (Junior race)

Longford race 800m, distance in Connacht race 1000m

Girls/Boys 5th & 6th Classes (Senior race)

Longford race 1000m, distance in Connacht race 1200m

Club Cross Country

1st Leg adult league, Sunday 13th October 2019 in Moyne Community School, Co Longford

Even Ages (including 2nd Leg of adult league) – Sunday 3rd November 2019 in Leitrim

Uneven Ages (including 3rd Leg of adult league) – Sunday 10th November 2019 at Belleek Woods, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

Distances

U11 (Born 2009 & 2010) =1500m     

U12 (Born 2008) =2000m      

U13 (Born 2007) =2500m      

U14 (Born 2006) =3000m      

U15 (Born 2005) =3500m      

Girls U16, U17, U18, U19 (Born 2004-2001)=4000m    

Boys U16 (Born 2004) =4000m, U17 (Born 2003) =5000m, U18 & U19 (Born 2002 & 2001) =6000m

‘B’ Cross Country Distances (same for Girls & Boys)

U11 =1000m  U13 =1500m                  U15 =2500m        U17 =3000m

Teams

Club: 6 athletes to run with 4 to score

County: 10 athletes to run with 6 to score

Province: 12 athletes to run with 6 to score

Medals: Championships First 12 individuals

First 3 Regional, County, Club teams

Longford Athletics Club Fundraising Launch night

This Monday June 17th is a milestone event for Longford Athletics Club. That evening we are launching a major fundraising campaign to raise funds for a new indoor athletics centre.

As you know the club is in the process of submitting an application for 200,000 euro in funding from LCRL. The club needs to bring a certain amount of funding to the table to secure the EU funding.

As such it is vital that all members get involved in the fundraising process, the main element of which is a raffle with first prize of 20,000 euro! 

All club members, seniors and juniors, parents and friends of the club are strongly encouraged to attend.

Athletics Ireland CEO Hamish Adams will be there for the launch. 

So see you all this Monday at 8.30pm in the Longford Arms Hotel.

 

Upcoming Events for Seniors

June
Connacht Track & Field Championships
Abbeyshrule 5k/10k
Strokestown 5k/10k

July
Rooskey 5k, Roscommon 10 mile
Mullingar 10 mile, Ros Run Sliabh Ban

August
Longford Marathon (5k, Half, Full, Ultra, Relay), Breffni Challenge, National
Masters Track & Field Championships

September
Lough Sheelin 16 mile

October
Tarmonbarry Half & 3/4 Marathon
Dublin Marathon

October & November
Connacht Cross Country League

Fionnuala Britton will run in Annual Longford AC 10k Race

Fionnuala Britton has confirmed she will run in the Annual Longford AC 10K race on Sunday March 10th. The 3 time Irish Olympian and European Cross Country Champion is in training for the elite field of the Boston Marathon.

Online Entry Now Open or people can register in person that morning just before the race.

Fionnuala Britton, Ireland, celebrates her victory after she won gold in the European Senior Women’s Cross Country Championships event. SPAR European Cross Country Championships, Szentendre, Budapest, Hungary. Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE ©SPORTSFILE

5k and 10k Road Race

Longford AC are holding their popular 5 & 10K road race on Sunday March 10th 2019 from the Mall complex.

Online Entry Now Open or people can register in person that morning just before the race.

Cross Country Fixtures 2018

Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships, includes a race for 1st\2nd year secondary school students  (NO senior race this year)

Saturday 29th September 2018 at Moyne Community School. Races start at 5pm sharp

Distances: 3rd/4th Class 800m, 5th/6th Class 1000m (1st/2nd  year Girls 1600m, Boys 2000m)

Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country Championships

Saturday 13th October 2018 at Bushfield, Loughrea, Galway. Races start at 12 noon sharp

Distances: 3rd/4th Class 1000m, 5th/6th Class 1200m.

AND Senior Leg 1 Senior league, women and O65 men 4km, men 8km, start time approx. 1.30pm women, 2.00pm men. From the AGM in 2017 it was decided to include a separate masters club team category alongside the open team category. It was felt that the age for the masters would make a better competition if it were increased to 40. When entering the League athletes must declare their category and then they cannot change it for the rest of the competition and they are only eligible to point in that category. All athletes must be over 18 to run in the league. Men over 65 can choose to run 4km as an individual or 8km to point for a team. Novice- must not have previously won an individual medal in the Connacht competition. Senior/Open- must be over 18. Masters- over 40.  No entry on the day.

Connacht Even Ages (U12 born 2007, U14 born 2005, U16 born 2003, U18 born 2001)

AND Senior Leg 2 approx. 2pm women (likely in conjunction with the U18’s), 2.30pm men. Same info as Leg 1.  No entry on the day.

Sunday 4th November 2018 at Sligo Racecourse, races start at 12 noon

For Club Team: 4-6 athletes to run with 4 to score, County Team: 6-10 athletes to run with 6 to score

Medals: First 12 individuals plus first 3 teams

U12 (born 2007) – 2000m U14 (born 2005) – 3000m

U16 (born 2003) – 4000m U18 (born 2001) Girls – 4000m, Boys – 6000m

Connacht Uneven Ages (U11 born 2008, U13 born 2006, U15 born 2004, U17 born 2002)

AND Senior Leg 3 approx. 2pm women (likely in conjunction with the U18’s), 2.30pm men. Same info as Leg 1.  No entry on the day.

Sunday 11th November 2018 at Belleek Woods, Ballina, County Mayo

For Club Team: 4-6 athletes to run with 4 to score, County Team: 6-10 athletes to run with 6 to score

Medals: First 12 individuals plus first 3 teams

U11 (born 2008) – 1500m U13 (born 2006) – 2500m

U15 (born 2004) – 3500m U17 (born 2002) Girls – 4000m, Boys – 5000m

 Cross Country Nationals:

Sunday 25th November 2018, National Even Ages, Seniors, Juniors Cross Country, at National Sports Campus,  Abbottstown, Dublin

Saturday 15th December 2018, National Uneven Ages, Novice Cross Country – Navan Adventure Centre, Navan racecourse

Sunday 3rd February 2019, National Intermediate, Masters, Juvenile ‘B’ Cross Country and Relays, at National Sports Campus,  Abbottstown, Dublin