Thursday, March 12, 2020


In light of advice from Athletics Ireland and the Government, Carrick-on-Shannon Athletic Club has taken the decision to cancel all official club training until March 29, in line with the guidelines.

Athletics Ireland issued a statement earlier today cancelling all official Athletics Ireland competitions and events and this would include approved Athletics Ireland Road Races. 

Our Juvenile members should note that this will include the Athletics Ireland National Indoor Championships and the Sports Hall Finals organised by the Leitrim Sports Partnership.

Club members may continue to train by themselves but as a club, we will not be holding any official group training sessions until such time as we are advised it is safe to do so.

We urge all our members and their families to follow the guidelines issued by the HSE.

The full Athletics Ireland statement is below:

Athletics Ireland continues to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak and the advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team and the HSE. The health and safety of the Athletics community is our priority and we are determined to be calm, calculated and proactive regarding precautions to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As announced by An Taoiseach this morning the following measures will come into effect from tomorrow morning until the 29th March, 2020.

  • schools, colleges and childcare facilities will close from tomorrow (Friday)
  • Indoor mass gatherings of 100 people or more and outdoor mass gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled

Where it is possible to work remotely people should do so. Public transport will continue and shops will continue to remain open. Mr Varadkar said we need the public and businesses to take a sensible approach.

Athletics Ireland is guided by this expert HSE advice and we will physically close our office from tomorrow morning but all staff will be operating our business from their homes. We are prepared to operate telephones and emails remotely to minimise disruption to our business.

Athletics Ireland is therefore instructing all affiliates to suspend all athletic competitions and events with immediate effect. We understand that this decision will result in inconvenience and disappointment to many athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and supporters. However, we are sure that all will understand that this decision is taken in the best interests, not just of the athletics community, but of the Country.

Club training is down to the discretion of the individual club, but the recommendation from Athletics Ireland is that club training sessions be cancelled at this time.

The situation is changing rapidly and we will continue to monitor developments and update our website and communication on a daily basis.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020


TRANSFER WINDOW: It's not quite like the soccer but Athletics Ireland Transfer window comes into force for the month of April so any of our members considering switching clubs, now it is the time to get your paperwork in.
Anyone intending on transferring can download the form at and the completed transfer form must be received by the County Board no less than seven days before the 1st of April.
The correct procedure for filling out the form is as follows:
• Member (in the case of a minor by the parent or guardian)
• New Club
• Outgoing Club
• County Board (outgoing club)
• County Boards (out of county club transfer)
• County Boards (inter county transfer)
The month of April serves as a period when the athlete cannot compete for their new club, subject to ratification by Athletics Ireland, but the athlete can compete as an individual.
For members who may have lapsed in membership or moved away, anyone who has not bee a member for three calendar years need not apply for a transfer but if you have been registered within that three year period, a transfer form must be completed.
Full details in the link attached:

Thursday, February 27, 2020


It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the passing of our former coach and official Mary Mostyn. Mary passed away after a long and hard fought battle with illness late on Wednesday evening surrounded by the family she loved so much.

Mary was an integral part of the club from more than 20 years as a coach, parent, athlete and official and indeed, the entire Mostyn family from Brian through Linda, Denise and Colin all competed with distinction for the club, Linda one of our members to have worn the Green vest of Ireland in competition.

Her contribution to the success of the club cannot be overstated and literally hundreds of children from Carrick-on-Shannon and the surrounding areas passed through her care over the years.

It was not just our club that benefitted from Mary's voluntary work as she was also heavily involved in Leitrim Community Games, serving as County Secretary for a number of years, while she was also the Leitrim organiser of the People In Need Telethon during the nineties. In recent years, Mary was one of the driving forces in the Carrick Trad Group and her loss will be keenly felt by that group.

To Mary's husband Brian, her children Linda, Denise & Colin, her grandchildren, sons and daughter-in-law and her many, many friends, we offer our deepest condolences. May Mary Rest In Peace

The following are the funeral arrangements for Mary:

The death has occurred of Mary Mostyn (née Coonan), Sroankeeragh, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon, and formerly Dromagh, Crettyard, Co. Laois, peacefully, at North West Hospice Sligo on Wednesday 26th February 2020, surrounded by her loving family, following an illness bravely borne. Sadly missed by her husband Brian, children Linda, Denise and Colin, sons-in-law Paddy and Tomas, daughter-in-law Amy, beloved grandchildren, Charlie, Harvey, Jarlath and Senan, brothers John and Martin, sisters Anastasia and Josephine, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, dear students and friends at Carrick Trad and Carrick AC, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Rest in Peace

Reposing at her home in Sroankeeragh, Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday 28th February (N41 YY17) from 5pm until 8pm. Removal on Saturday morning to St. Michael’s Church, Drumlion, arriving for Funeral Mass at 11am. Cremation afterwards at Lakelands Crematorium, Dublin Road, Cavan. (H12 RF78). Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to North West Hospice Sligo c/o Dermot Foley, Foley’s Funeral Directors, Kilmore.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis uasal.

Below are a selection of photos from Mary's time with Carrick-on-Shannon AC

Monday, January 06, 2020


Carrick-on-Shannon Athletic Club are delighted to announce that we will hold our Registration Night at 5 pm on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Carrick-on-Shannon Sports Complex.

We return to training on Tuesday, January 7, for our existing members in both the Primary and Post Primary groups - this is for existing members only.

All existing members who received membership forms prior to the Christmas break are asked to return their fully completed forms (including the GDPR section) along with their membership fees to training on Tuesday.


Registration night is for new members and any existing members who do not return a form this week will be on Thursday at the Sports Complex for all groups from Primary, Post Primary, Senior and masters.

Anyone not registering on the night will not be registered with the Club for 2020 even if you have been a member up to the end of this year's activities.

We will be accepting a limited number of new members in our Primary School group, subject to safety limitations for the Sports Complex, as well as new members in all other groups.

We will also be accepting new members for our eight year old group that meets on Thursday evenings in the Sports Complex. This group is limited and a child must be age eight on the night of registration to join.

There is one important point to note for all parents of children under 18 years of age - with new GDPR guidelines, all parents MUST sign the membership form of each children they are registering with the club, no proxy signings can be allowed

The Athletics Ireland Registration year runs from January 1, to December 31, of each year meaning our membership year will run for the same period. Please remember, a parent must sign the membership form of their child under 18 years of age.

Our training groups will meet at the following times:

Tuesday: 5 to 6 pm: Athletes aged 9 & 10 in 2019
Tuesday: 6 to 7 pm: Athletes aged 11, 12 & over in 2019
Thursday: 5 to 6 pm: Athletes aged 8 on January 9, 2019

Tuesday: Meet at 6 pm at the Sports Complex (Session last 75-80 minutes)
Wednesday: Gym & circuits session in Sports Complex at 6 pm
Friday: Meet at 4 pm at Sports Complex

There is a weekly fee of €3 per week for Primary & Post Primary members

Membership Fees are as follows: 
Primary School Group €25
Post Primary Group: €28
Senior: €35
Family: €65 (Three or more Juvenile members only)

Please note the increased fees for Senior, Post Primary & Family groups


Thursday, December 05, 2019


AGM will be held in The Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday, December 12, at 7.30 pm

We are delighted to announce that we will hold our annual general meeting for 2019 on Thursday, December 12, at 7.30pm in The Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon.

The meeting will hear reports from Secretary John Connolly, Treasurer Jenny Rayson and Adult Coordinator Graham Allen along with an address from Chairperson Mary O'Donnell.

All registered members over 16 years of age are eligible and, indeed welcome, to attend while parents of current Juvenile members are also welcome to attend. If your child is not a member of the club, unfortunately 

If there are any items our members wish to raise, motions they want to include for the AGM or nominations they wish to make, please send them to Club Secretary John Connolly at before Tuesday, December 10, at 9pm. 

If you are nominating anyone for a position in the Club prior to the meeting, please ensure you have their consent before lodging the nomination. 

If you cannot make the meeting but still want to raise an issue, you must include the name of a person who will be at the AGM and has agreed to speak on your behalf.

The meeting will also discuss arrangements for the 2020 season.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Thursday, November 21, 2019


We've had more than a few enquiries about the Club shop after our recent order.

If you missed out and you want to get some Club gear before Christmas, simply click on the following link for Teamwear Ireland and that will take you direct to our Club shop. The link is as follows:

There are a few extra items in the club shop, including training vests, lycra leggings, etc - all in club colours and with club logo. Please note, however, that the vests are simply training tops and not the official club competition vests which can be ordered directly from Secretary John Connolly

You can check out what the gear looks like in the following images. Best of shopping!

Sunday, November 10, 2019



Congratulations to our small but hardy band of athletes who made the journey to Ballina for a superbly organised Connacht Uneven Ages Cross-country at the Belleek Park - they may have been small in number but they were mighty in performance!

Leading the way was a superb team gold medal for our U13 Boys team who were crowned Connacht Champions with a great display. Declan Kennedy again led the team home in third place, showing great racing skills to ensure he got the individual bronze while his brother Patrick put in a great showing to finish seventh overall.

Close behind and defying his lack of racing, Cathal Enright literally ran himself into the ground to finish ninth, his first time in the top ten. Behind him, both Riaghan Guckian and Oran Butler made conservative starts but started coming through the field at pace, Riaghan eventually finishing 26th with Oran a matter of paces behind in 34th place.

With such a brilliant display, Carrick claimed gold in the team race with 46 points ahead of Tuam with 66 and hosts Moy Valley. Even better for Declan, Patrick, Cathal and Riaghan were in Leitrim's scoring six who took third in the inter-county race. Well done guys on a superb performance and great running for the team.

Clara Doherty followed up her 13th place from the U14 race with a brilliant sixth in her own age group, the U13 Girls. Clara hung back off the pace but showed great pace judgement to come through at pace and she held off a succession of runners, showing some brilliant in-built racing smarts, to take sixth and a place at the All-Irelands. A brilliant run for a girl in her first year at cross-country.

We had an international flavour in the U17 Boys when our Belgian import Justin Cornélis ran his first ever cross-country race in a pair of football boots but still managed to finished 13th, just one place off the Connacht team. It was a superb run from Justin who has really made himself part of his group during his team here with us in Carrick-on-Shannon.

Brendan Kennedy finished a good 21st in the U15 Boys race while Hugh McGovern was fourth scorer on the Leitrim team as he finished a good 63rd in a race with over one hundred finishers.

Many thanks to the parents who travelled over today and special thanks for the way they all supported each other during the races, particularly the Kennedys who waited for Justin's race after a long day.

The Qualifiers will run in the All-Irelands in Dunboyne on Sunday, December 15.