Tuesday, September 21, 2021


Delighted to report that Juvenile training will resume from Tuesday October 5, for all fully registered club members. 

We will still be based out of Gaelscoil Liatroma on the Castlecarra Road and thanks once again to the school for the use of their facilities.

The times and dates for the various weekly training groups are as follows:


Athletes born in year 2011 – 5pm to 5.45 pm

Athletes born in year 2009 & 2010 – 6pm to 6.45 pm

Post Primary School athletes – 6pm to 7 pm

The final details of the group for Athletes born in 2012 will be finalised in the coming days.

There is a weekly €3 charge per member for training

There will also be training on Fridays for the Post Primary & Cross-country groups – details available from coaches at training

Due to restrictions on numbers, we will not be accepting any new members who were born in 2012 or 2013 until January 2022 but we are accepting new members who were born in the years 2011 or before. 

Please note that our membership year runs from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 so if you are currently a member, you do not need to register again.

You can join the club via the Athletics Ireland online portal at https://membership.athleticsireland.ie/clubpage/Carrick-on-Shannon%20AC

Full details available HERE

Please remember that due to current regulations and insurance, any athlete who is not fully registered will not be allowed take part in any club activities.

Looking forward to seeing everyone back in action on October 5!

Monday, September 13, 2021



The evenings are getting darker and a little bit chillier, schools is back and we're already dreading the Christmas ads. So I guess you know what that means - YES, Cross-country season is here!

Training for all fully registered Juvenile members aged 10 in 2021 and up resumes on Tuesday, September 14, at 6pm. We meet at the top field of the Carrick Community School so anyone interested in trying their hand at his most unforgiving and tough discipline (I'm really selling it here!) we'll see you on Tuesday.

Further details of future training will be available in the coming weeks!

Also a few more cross-country images to inspire you!

Sunday, July 11, 2021


Congratulations to all our athletes who performed so well at the Connacht Team Games in Athlone IT on Saturday July 10. 

For many of them, it was a first experience competing at this level, daunting as that is but reports say that they enjoyed their day and are looking forward to many more days wearing the royal blue of Carrick AC and competing at Connacht.

A special congratulations to Ornaith Guckian and Eleanor Reilly who finished third in the U10 Girls 500m race behind Moy Valley and Castlebar AC - they have now qualified for their first All-Irelands which will be held in August so we wish them the best of luck as they prepare for the big event.

A special thank you to all the parents who brought out athletes to Athlone - in these tough times of Covid, it was great that so many were willing to bring their children to compete.

A very special thanks to Siobhan Murtagh, Michelle Keenehan and Aisling O'Hart who helped look after our athletes in Athlone and represented the club as officials on the day. We'd be lost without you.

We must also thank Connacht Athletics for organising the event - not an easy thing to do with all the restrictions and limits on competitors and spectators but what a great day for the future generations of Connacht athletics stars - who knows, we might have seen a future Gerard O'Donnell, Eanna Madden, Cillian Greene or Robert McDonnell in action in Athlone today!

The following as the officials results: (Simply click on image to enlargen)


Saturday, July 03, 2021



Well done to all our young athletes who took part in last Wednesday's Leitrim Athletics U9, 10 & 11 Team competition and U12 to U14 individual qualifying events.

First, however, we would like to apologise to all those who missed their events through no fault of their own when the schedule of events was altered at short notice. It was beyond the control of the club and we were sorry that so many missed out on their events.

Special thanks to the parents who made the journey to Manorhamilton for the event and all those who helped out on the night.

In the U10 Girls events, Ornaith Guckian and Eleanor Reilly recorded the two fastest times on the day with Ornaith clocking 10.12 and Eleanor 10.56 to win the event with clubmates Farrah O’Dowd (10.80) and Elise Cody (10.88) taking third to also qualify for Connacht.

Farrah & Elise qualified automatically in the Long Jump as did Ornaith & Eleanor in the 600m

In the U10 Boys events, Sean Leaver and Tom Wynne were our only qualifiers as they took third with times of 10.49 & 10.88 respesctively with Donnagh O’Sullivan (11.44) and Eoghan Murtagh (11.62) fifth overall.

Sean and Tom also finished second in the Long Jump with jumps of 3.35m and 2.53m respectively with Eoghan Murtagh (2.40) and Brendan Carey (2.25) fourth and Noah Bosquette (2.10) and Donnagh O’Sullivan (2.25) fifth

In the 500m, Noah Bosquette (1.59.58) and Brendan Carey (2.03.37) finished third to also qualify.

In the U11 Boys, we had a very close one-two in the 60m with Tom Winston (9.82) & Tadhg O’Hart (10.18) just getting the better of Tom Cullen (9.91) and Adam Meaghan (10.18) for first and second. Oisin Keenehan (10.55) and Zack Murtagh (10.82) were fourth with Conor Carey (10.82) and Fionn O’Sullivan (10.70) fifth

In the 600m, Noah Guckian (2.35.64) and Conor Carey (2.19.81) won the event while the Long Jump saw a clean sweep for the club with Adam Meaghan (2.55) and Fionn O’Sullivan (2.15) first ahead of Oisin Keenehan (2.10) and Tadhg O’Hart (2.42) in second and Tom Cullen (1.81) and Tom Winston (2.30) in third.

Our U11 Girls teams of Erin McGuinness & Nicole Atumonyogo did not have to compete in the U11 Team 60m & Long Jump but went straight through to Connacht.

In the individual events, we had a number of qualifiers, some of whom did not have to compete to qualify for Connachts. The list is below but there were some very good runs from Poppy Doherty and Anna Winston in the short sprint and Amy Murtagh in the U14 200m.

Details of the Connacht Championships in Athlone will be available later, we will get word out to our competing athletes.

Training will continue for all those who have qualified for the Connacht events and we wish those who missed out a happy and enjoyable Summer before we see them back at training later in the year.

The remainder of the Carrick AC qualifiers at U12 to U14 level are as follows:

U12 Girls 60m & Long Jump: Poppy Doherty & Anna Winston

U12 Girls 600m: Carragh Guckian

U12 Boys 60m & Long Jump: Shane Murtagh

U13 Girls 80m, 600m, Long Jump & Javelin: Mia Guckian

U13 Girls Long Jump: Katie McDwyer
U13 Boys 80m: Caoimhin O’Sullivan

U13 Boys 600m & Long Jump: Tadhg & Barra O’Shea

U14 Girls 80m, 200m & Long Jump: Amy Murtagh

U14 Girls 800m: Aoife McDwyer

U14 Boys 80m & Long Jump Brandon McKiernan

U14 Boys 800m: Richie Gavican & Kyle Lannon

U14 Boys 1,500m: Riaghan Guckian

Thursday, June 10, 2021


With Summer finally here, we are coming up on our last training session of the term next Tuesday, June 15.

We want to thank all the athletes for their hard work and compliance with the Covid regulations since we started back, we’ve really enjoyed our time at training over these past few weeks.

With the reopening of the country and the return to normal activities, we have been informed that Connacht Athletics and Athletics Ireland will be holding competition for juvenile athletes this year. However, there will be severe restrictions on numbers allowed to compete at provincial and national level which ultimately means that qualifying for both competitions will be much more restricted.

It will, in all likelihood, mean qualification through County competitions – in the past, the only athletes who needed to qualify to compete in Connacht were those competitors who are U9, U10 and U11 and they competed in a “Team competition” in units of two where their combined scores determined who are the winners.

Leitrim, the county to which Carrick AC is affiliated regardless of whether our members live in Leitrim, Roscommon or Sligo, will also have to hold qualifying competitions for U12, U13, U14, U15 and right up to U19.

To help us organise these championships smoothly, we need to know which members are interested in taking part and if they will be available at the time of the competitions.

We know with the last 12 months that we have had, people are planning on taking holidays over the Summer and these competitions are normally over by the end of June/mid-July so we don’t want to interfere with anyone’s plans or cause any problems for anyone.

Just to let everyone know, the following are the dates for Connacht & All-Ireland competition:

  • Saturday July 10: Connacht U9, 10 & 11 Team Games (U9 is for athletes born in 2013, U10 for athletes born in 2012, U11 for athletes born in 2011)
  • Saturday July 17: Connacht U14 to 19 Track & Field individual (U14 athletes born in 2008)
  • Sunday July 18: Connacht U12 & 13 Track & Field individual (U12 athletes born 2010, U11 athletes born 2011)
  • August 7 & 8: Athletics Ireland U14-U19 Track & Field
  • Saturday August 14: Athletics Ireland U12-19 Track & Field (U12-13 Field events)
  • Saturday August 21: Athletics Ireland U12 & U13 Track & Field and U9, U10 & U11 Team Events

​​​​​​​If your child is interested in taking part and attempting to qualify for the Connacht or All-Ireland events, please let us know either via WhatsApp to one of the club coaches or to club secretary John Connolly at connollyjohnb@gmail.com. If you don’t let us know, we will take it that they are not interested in competing.

It is very important that if an athlete is picked for the Team competition, they must be available as it is the combined scores of two athletes, not individual competition – if one member of a selected team does not turn up, the other member cannot compete.

Knowing who wants to compete will enable us to hold training for those athletes and those who qualify for further events.

When we get some clarity as to when the Leitrim qualification events will be held, we will let everyone know as soon as possible.

Thank you and we hope everyone enjoys their Summer.

- Carrick-on-Shannon AC Juvenile Coaches

Monday, May 10, 2021


We are delighted to announce that our Adult training group under the leadership of Graham Allen will be resuming group sessions from this Wednesday, May 12, at 7pm with members meeting up outside Carrick-on-Shannon Sports Complex.

It will be great to get the group back in action but first and foremost, there are a few housekeeping items in relation to membership and Covid-19 precautions.

Anyone who wishes to train with the group MUST be a fully registered and paid up member of the club for 2021. If you have already paid membership, you are fine but anyone else must do so before they can return training for insurance and health questionnaire purposes.

Renewing or joining for new members has never been easier as this year we have moved our registration system to the Athletics Ireland Online Membership System which means that our members will be able to renew their memberships from the comfort of their own home.

Membership costs €35 and the link for the new Club membership portal can be accessed at the following link:  https://membership.athleticsireland.ie/ 

This new system will allow members access their membership details, update those details if need be, have access to their membership number and enter national championships through the portal if they wish.

Previous members will need their membership number to access the portal. If you cannot access your details online, simply contact Club Secretary John Connolly at connollyjohnb@gmail.com and he will forward to you your membership number so that you can access the portal.


With Covid-19 still a real concern, it is imperative that all members comply with public health regulations and Athletics Ireland requirements. This means athletes can only meet in group of 15 (including mentors/coaches) so if there is more than 15 athletes present, they must train in two separate groups.

We would also ask that before and after training, athletes avoid congregating around and that they wear masks when not training - this is to keep everyone safe, sound and still running! All members must fill out a Health Questionnaire before each session.


To facilitate the distribution of the Health Questionnaire, we will form a new WhatsApp group which will be used to update and organise group training sessions. To join the WhatsApp group, please email us at the above email address with your phone number so that we can add your name to it.

This is an essential part of our plan to return to training in a safe environment so we would please ask that all parents please fill out the form with their phone number to enable WhatsApp group messaging as soon as possible if they have not already done so.

Once we have a better idea of how many athletes are registered and interested in the group sessions, more training sessions will be organised.

Thanks very much and we look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday

Thursday, April 29, 2021


We had a great first week back at Juvenile training this week, it was great to see everyone so eager to get going.

As promised, we have a revised list of days and training times for the various groups in the Juvenile section.

Next Tuesday will also see the start of the U10 group (members born 2012) on Tuesday May 4.

So from next Tuesday, May 4, the following days and times will apply: 

  • TUESDAY AT 5-5.45 PM: Athletes born 2011 & 2012
  • TUESDAY AT 6-7PM: Post Primary group and all athletes born 2008
  • WEDNESDAY AT 5-5.45 PM: Athletes born 2010
  • WEDNESDAY AT 6.645 PM: Athletes born 2009

All training groups meet at the Gaelscoil Liatroma on the Castlecarra Road

There is a weekly €3 charge for all groups

Anyone wishing to attend training must be fully registered and must fill out a Health Questionnaire before attending training. 

The Health Questionnaire will be sent out to parents on the day of training via our WhatsApp group - any parent who is not on included on the the WhatsApp group, please contact club officials

Renewing or joining for new members has never been easier as we have moved our registration system to the Athletics Ireland Online Membership System which means that our members will be able to renew their memberships from the comfort of their own home.

The link for the new Club membership portal can be accessed HERE . If the link is not showing up, the address is as follows: https://membership.athleticsireland.ie/
This new system will allow members access their membership details, update those details if need be, have access to their membership number and enter national championships through the portal if they wish.

Our membership fees for the 2021 season are as follows:
  • Juvenile (U20 on December 31, 2002) - €28
  • Senior/Masters - €35
  • Juvenile Family (3 or more) - €70
Here are a few photos from our first sessions back this week with more on our club Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/carrickonshannon.ac