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Attached below are some of our news updates throughout the 2011 season.
Leinster Cross Country Championship

Scheduled for 30th Oct in Mullingar, anyone who finished in the top 10 in the Counties events will be entered into the upcoming Leinster championship [Under 10 to 16].

If anyone else interested in running please contact John by Wednesday 19th Oct as this is the closing date for entries.

Training will be held for the Leinster event on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm for the next couple of weeks, starting Tuesday 18th
 Oct.


Kildare County Board Track & Field 'B' Championships 2011
 
The Track & Field B Championships for 2011 which was held in La Cheile A.C. in Leixip on the 4th Sept concluded this seasons track and field events this year.

Suncroft A.C. has a strong showing at this event, with all our athletes performing well.
Well done to all who competed and congratulations to our 19 medal winners [which included 9 Gold medals].  Each and every one of you who competed made the club very proud - well done!
 
 
To view photo's from the day check out the La Cheile website gallery for the event at the following link:
La Cheile - B Championship 4th Sept'11



Kildare County Board Cross Country Championships for 2011
 
The Cross Country championship for 2011 are schedule for the 25th Sept and the 9th Oct,both starting at 1pm.  The location for the 25th Sept has been set as Eire Og A.C. and the location for the 9th Oct is yet to be confirmed.
 
On the 25th Sept all the Even age groups races will be held, from Under 10's to U/18's.
 
While on the 9th Oct, all the Uneven age groups races will be held, from Under 9's to Under 19's.  In addition on the 9th Oct there is a Senior Women and Mens race scheduled.
 
For details of the race schedules and events check our Event Calender or click on the following link:
 
For all Athletes planning to run in the Cross Country Championship, please note that you must register that you will race with John Troy before the following deadlines for entry:
 
Events on 25th Sept, Entries need to be reported to John by Sunday 18th Sept.
Events on 9th Oct, Entries need to be reported to John by Sunday 2nd Oct.



Suncroft A.C. defend Kildare A.A.I Track & Field league title in 2011
 
Following the last stages of the 2011 Kildare track and field league we are delighted to announce that Suncroft Athletic Club has defended it league title and come 1st in its divison!
 
Excellent commitment, preparation and performances from all our athletes has achieved this great result for the club - well done to all!
 
A special thanks is also due to the parents who have supported and helped the club in both training and at the events - your support is greatly appreciated.
 
The Medal Presentation Ceremony for all our participating athletes in the league took place in Suncroft Community School on Sunday 28th Aug.



Kildare League 2nd round Saturday 14th May


The 2nd round of the Kildare league is scheduled for Celbridge A.C. starting at 12pm on Saturday 14th May.

Suncroft A.C. currently leads the Section B league after a strong team performance at Round 1 in Kilcock recently.  As a result we are asking for a strong turnout again on the 14th May to help us maintain and build on this league performance.

Results from Round 1:
Section A:
  Naas                       1466 pts
  Celbridge                1354 pts
  St Cocas                 1300 pts
  Newbridge              1205 pts

Section B:
  Suncroft                  364 pts
  Eire Og                     350 pts
  Crookstown M.V        346 pts
  Kildare                      342 pts

Section C:
  Le Cheile                   390 pts
  Nth West Kildare        346 pts
  Robertstown & Allen   324 pts


Schedule of events by age groups for the 2nd Round of the league are available at following link: Kildare League Round 2.pdf



Suncroft/The Curragh Community Games  Monday 2nd May
 
 


The Track & field events for this years Suncroft & The Curragh Community games are scheduled for Monday 2nd May at 3pm in the Suncroft Community field.

Registration for events starts at 2:20pm & all athletes participating must register on the day.

Schedule of events available at following link:
Suncroft Curragh Community Games.pdf


Everyone welcome to participate on the day!

 


Recent Fund Raising 

On Friday 17th June a Table quiz was held in the Bush Lounge which was a great success in terms of fundraising and a good night out. The money raised from the night will pay for the entry fees for this years league and county championship events for our athletes.

On May 15th a number of adult members ran in the Kildare 1/2 Marathon on behalf of the club. And all the money raised from this event is to contribute to the purchase of a Container which will be installed in the Suncroft Community Field for storage of equipment and to provide a toilet facility to members during training sessions. 

On behalf of Suncroft Athletic club we would like to extend a massive thank you to all who participated and to all those who gave so generously for both events - Thank you!

Your continued support and participation is greatly appreciated by us all.

 

Upcoming Athletics Events

County Kildare Community Games  

Wednesday / Thursday 22nd & 23rd June, the Kildare Community games will be held in Newbridge Athletics Club. The first event of each day is scheduled to start at 6pm.  For a list of events please see links below:

Wednesday's order of events, click here
Thursday's order of events, click here


3rd Round of the Kildare League
Sunday 26th of June in Naas A.C. with the first race starting at 12pm.  We are looking for a good turnout to help defend our league title, and can all athlete's be in Naas for 11:45am for registration etc.

For list of events please click here

Final Round of the Kildare Leage
Sunday 3rd July sees the final round of the Kildare League 2011, and it will be hosted in Newbridge Athletics Club with the 1st race starting at 12pm.    Again we need a good turnout for the final stage of the league!
List of events to follow shortly...watch this space.



Recent Results

County Championship 

Well done to all our competitors that completed in the county championship where the club picked up a total of 23 medals and numerous high finishes. 

Everyone put in a great performance on the day, with special mention to a number of our athletes who have shown immense improvement throughout the season and continue to make the club very proud.

Kildare League

The 2nd Round of the league took place in Celbridge on the 11th of May.  Well done to each and every athlete who completed, all ensuring that we remain in the hunt to defend our League Title this season.




County Championship [day1] - Sun 17th April
  


Day 1 of the County Championships will take place in Crookstown AC at noon on Sunday 27th April.

Originally scheduled for Newbridge, please note that the location has being changed to Crookstown for the 1st Day events.

The Counties is the main event of the Summer for clubs and we hope to make an impact at these events this year.

For Day 1 events on Sunday 17th, can all parents please confirm with John Troy who will be attending by Wednesday 13th April

Please note that names for all athletes planning on attending each championship day must be received by the Wednesday prior to the championship weekend in order for entrants to be registered in time to participate.

Attached in the following link is a list of all the events & age groups for Day 1 and also Day 2 of the championships. 

Championship Day 1_2.pdf

Day 2 of Championship is currently scheduled for 8th May in Celbridge.



National Indoor Championship 2/3 April  

Suncroft Athletics Club was represented for the first time at the national indoor championships on April 2/3 by Ciaran Troy in the boys U17   800metres after he finished 3rd in the Leinster indoors recently, which was our first leinster medal in the club, and by Isobel Dolan who competed in the girls U14 1200m walk.


On 2nd April, Ciaran put in a great performance to finish 2nd in his heat & qualify for the Final, in which he finished 7th - an excellent achievement. 

Isobel also put in a very strong performance in her event, and continued to show the development & improvement she is making in every race. 

Congratulations & well done to both our athletes on their achievements this weekend.







Kildare League 1st round Sunday 27th March


We had a great start to this years league campaign with a huge turnout for the first round of the B section of the Kildare league at St. Cocas athletics club in kilcock. Our thanks to St. Cocas for what was a great day for all and also for including the sunshine!  

Most of our young athletes made the trip and put in a great effort all round to put points on the board, and well done to every athlete who participated, everyone was fantastic making the club very proud. Thank you to all the parents too for getting behind the team and bringing the sandwiches and drinks!

This year's B section comprises Suncroft AC, Eirog of Caragh, Crookstown Millview AC, and Kildare AC