Weekly News Roundup - Week 7



Vicarstown Park Run 11.02.2017

A new course in Vicarstown along with a bitterly cold wind had our athletes a little apprehensive, as they saying goes "change makes us grow ", but this didn't affect any performances. The first 6 men today were all from Portlaoise AC. Fionn Marum (1st) Paul Cuddy 2nd, Richie Reid (3rd) Trevor McCormack (4th) Noel Marum (5th) and Patrick Marshall (6th). Michael Delaney completed his first park run also this morning.

Like the men the first 4 ladies today were also Portlaoise Ac Grace McConell was our first lady followed by Maria Cuddy (2), Anna Duggan (3rd) Lucy Dunne (4th) and Nuala Arrigan (19th). This was Lucy’s first of many Park runs in Vicarstown.

Our star juvenile today was Fionn Marun who battled hard and took overall first place. Well done Fionn. We had 2 first time Juveniles today Tom and Jack Delaney. Ones to watch In the future. Well done boys. Caoimhe and Emma Jane, today also ran good solid run.



IUAA Indoors AIT

Seodhna represented DCU in the 2017 IUAA Indoors in AIT on Friday last the 10th Feb. She took bronze in the women's weight for distance.

Well done Seodhna.



National Masters and Juvenile B

Tony Reilly was our only athlete competing in the all Ireland Masters championships held in Waterford IT on Sunday 12th of February. Tony Reilly continuing his good form to date finishing in 20th place overall.




The Irish Life Leinster Schools Cross Country Championship

A massive congratulations to Louise Stack, who came 7th in the Senior Girls Leinster Schools Cross Country held in Santry on the Wednesday the 15th. Louise’s hard work and dedication to the sport has allowed her to qualify for the all-Ireland Schools Cross Country, to be held in Belfast on the 11th March. An inspiration to all our young athletes.



Leinster Indoors 2017 Day 1

A very brave Aoife Cuddy travelled to Athlone on Saturday the 11th. Aoife competed in both the U12 60m sprints and U12 600m sprints. Aoife enjoyed the experience of the indoors and is looking forward to the County Indoors being held in Athlone on the 4th March.



Colt GAA 6k Family Fun Run

Anna Duggan is a great lady for supporting her local communities with these runs. On a very windy Sunday afternoon Anna was first female competitor in Colt. Well done Anna.


Webpage & Facebook

The Club launched the new Athletics Club and Streets of Portlaoise webpages and Facebook page on Monday. The newly designed webpage is now much more interactive and user friendly with a separate section for all Juvenile updates plus contact details and training times. It is also planned to have all registrations for the Club processed online through the webpage.

The new Facebook page Portlaoise A.C. is now live and can be accessed through the webpage. This is the Clubs official Facebook page and going forward all reports and up and coming evets will only be posted on this acebook page and also on the webpage.



Couch to 5k and Streets of Portlaoise 5k

We are now into week 6. We had 127 in total register for couch to 5k programme. The committee would like to thank all club members who help our each year. Without these members, helping out this programme would not be as successful.



Road race 5k 17th March

Registration is now open for this race on . Juvenile races with on the day registration. your social media marketing partner

Training Times  

Trianing at the track is currently cancelled 

due to the Covid-19 Crisis. 

The situation will be kept under review and

updated here.

Contact Us  

For General Enquiries:

For Juvenile Enquiries:

Weekly Race Reports:

For Registraion Equeries:

5K Road Race Committee:


© 2019 Portlaoise Athletic Club. All Rights Reserved.