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Attached below are some of our news updates & results throughout the 2013 season.


Registration for 2013 for Suncroft AC took place on Friday 25th January in Suncroft National School, and we would like to thank those that turned out to register as we got an excellent response for this year.


Registration fees are unchanged this year at €20 per Child or Adult, or €50 for a family (Children only), and this fee will also cover the Athletes insurance for the year.


The club is aiming to finalise all registration forms with Athletics Ireland before the end of Janurary and to ensure that all our registered Athletes are insured before the seaon kicks off.

For those who could not attend the registration day or if you have any questions or require a soft copy of the registration form in advance please use the contact us link to make an inquiry.



League results from 1st Round in St.Cocas
Suncroft AC had a wonderful turnout at the opening round of this years Kildare Track & field League, and the results are close after round 1.


The results for the League after Round 1, A Group is as follows:


Naas - 1380 pts

Suncroft - 1119 pts

St. Cocas - 1040 pts

Newbridge - 868 pts

La Cheile - 831 pts



Crookstown Annual Open Day 2013:

Suncroft AC hadanother great day over in Crookstown at their annual open day. It was extremely well run despite the windy conditions. All our athletes performed extremely well & we came away with 12 individual medals & 6 relay team medals. Having the picnic under canvas was also a novelty for everyone!!



Kildare League 2nd Round - April 20th in Naas

The Second round of the Kildare League was held in Naas on Sat 20th April 2013.



Kildare Run - Sunday 12th May,

The Kildare Marathon, half Marathon and 10K event was held in the Curragh Racecourse on Sunday 12th May.

Suncroft AC again supported this great local event, and this year a number of members volnteered to be stewards in the racecourse to manage the runners bags during their races.

Thanks to all those involved!



Kildare County Championships

The Juvenile championships were held over 2 days in Celbridge on 05 May & in Crookstown on 12th May.

Suncroft came away with 2 Gold medals Ella Moylan in U10 Ball Throw and Jack Doyle U14 800m. Also 18 silver medals & 8 Bronze. A special mention must go to Daniel Vali, one of our newest members winning a silver medal in U9 Ball Throw on his first outing. The results were fantastic on both track and field with the club winning 5 medals in the shot, 4 medals in Ball Throw & 3 medals in Long Jump.

The under 12 Boys relay team put in a great performance coming home in second place in an extremely competitive field. The team on the day were Robbie Mallon, Ben McInerney, Hugh Doyle & Tom Martin.

The standards were high on both days and in addition to our medal winners there were many of our athletes reaching finals and achieving personal best performances in their events.Well done to all Suncroft Athletes, Coaches & parents. All the hard work is paying off! See below for some of our medal winners in the Championship....


Mary Enright collecting Silver in the U12 600M:



Dylan King collecting Bronze in U13 Shot:




Suncroft Under12 boys relay team getting their silver medals:



Kildare B County Championships

The B County Championships took place in Crookstown on 8th of May. The club had a good turnout and there were some fine performances from athletes on both track and field. The medal haul was 3 gold, 5 silver & 5 Bronze.



Kildare County Championships - Throws

Crookstown hosted this event on 21st May. Lucas Moylan won bronze inU13 Javelin, Calum McGrath a silver in U15 Javelin & Cian Prendergast a silver in U14 discus.



Leinster Championships Tullamore

The Leinster pairs & U12 championships took place in Tullamore on 24 May 2013. Tom Martin ran in the U12 600M and qualified from his heat to reach the final.

Kevin Crowley & Sam Prendergast took part in the U11 600m pairs. They both ran super races and came away with a Leinster Bronze. Sam went on to represent Kildare in the U11 relay where they won gold.


Kevin Crowley & Sam Prendergast collecing Bronze in the U11 600m Pairs:






Community Games All Ireland Athlone
A strong contingent from the Suncroft /Curragh area represented Kildare in the All Ireland in Athlone on 24/25 May 2013.


Ben McInerney & Michael Troy in the U12 mixed distance relay. This team ran extremely well & narrowly missed qualifying for the next day’s final.


Megan Troy ran in the U13 cross county race and finished an impressive 6th in a massive field but was not eligible to run on the Sunday due to an incomplete team.


Mary Enright ran the last leg on the U12 mixed distance relay team. They qualified with ease on the Saturday and came home on Sunday with the silver medal after running an impressive race in the final.


Cian Prendergast was part of the U14 mixed distance relay team that won Gold in Athlone on the Sunday. Cian ran the last leg on Saturday when the team qualified and ran the 2nd leg on the Sunday.


Cian Prendergast collecting Gold with the Kildare U14 mixed distance relay team:




Leinster Schools

Adam McInerney represented Patrician Secondary School Newbridge to win a Siver in 1200M walk on 18th May 2013. Adam will now compete in the all Ireland schools 01 June.





County Championships Cross Country

6th Oct 12 O'Clock Suncroft

Girls U10  600M    Boys U10 600M

          12 1500M            12 1500M

          14 2000M            14 2000M

          16 3000M            16 3500M

          18 4000M            18 5500M


Masters 35+ & Novice

Women 2000M      Men 3,000M



13th Oct 12 O'Clock Venue TBA

Girls U9  500M    Boys U9 500M

        11 1200M           11 1200M

        13 2000M           13 2000M

        15 2500M           15 3000M

        17 3500M           17 4500M

        19 3500M           19 6000M


Intermediate & Senior Sealed Handicap

Women 3,500M      Men 6000M




Leinster Juvenile Indoor Championships - Athlone

Suncroft AC had a wonderful outing at the new arena in Athlone. We had 12 juveniles representing Suncroft AC in a very competitive environment. All our athletes rose to the occasion over the 2 days with total medal haul of 3 Silver and 1 Bronze and also a number of PBs.


Isabel Dolan Silver U16 1500 Walk

Adam McInerney Silver U15 1000 Walk

Nicole Dooley Silver U15 Shot Putt

Tom Martin Bronze U12 600M (+ reached Semi-Final 60M)


Also competing for Suncroft were :


Ben McInerney U 12 600 M

Hugh Doyle U12 60 M

Sam Prendergast U12 60 M & Shot Putt

Megan Troy U13 600 M

Aislinn Dooley U13 600m

Lucan Moylan U13 60 M & Long Jump

Jack Doyle U14 800M

Cian Prendergast U14 800M & Shot Putt


Our medal winners will now compete at national level on 23 March & 06 April.


Some of our Athletes are pictured below in Athlone:










Crookstown Millview AC Annual Inter School meet

Crookstown Millview AC hosted their Annual Inter School meeting on thur 06 June. Suncroft athletes were representing their various schools and did so in tremendous fashion.




Kildare League Round 3 - 5th June St. Cocas

Round 3 of the league took place on wed 05 June 2013. Suncroft AC had an amazing turnout with 82 athletes competing. There were great performances all round. The club reclaimed 2nd place with our highest scoring round to date. The league stands as follows:



















The fourth & final round of 2013 league will take place Sat 13 July in Naas @11am. Another big turnout for the club will finish the season with a great result.



Leinster Team Championships in Celbridge

This event took place 08 June on the hottest day of the year. It was a wonderful outing for the club. Over a 1000 juveniles competed. 12 teams from suncroft took part and showed all the training and hard work that they have undergone has paid off. U15 boys,U11 boys & U9 girls won leinster silver medals. Boys U13 & Girls U13 both took leinster bronze medals. A number of our teams also narrowly missed out on medals. It was a long day but enjoyed by all!


Kate O'Connor competing in the high jump for the U12's in Celbridge:


U9 Girls recieving their Silver medals at the Leinster Team event in Celbridge:


Mary Enright running for the U12's in Celbridge:




All Ireland Track & Field Championships

The whole club would like to wish good luck to Lucas, Adam, Isabel and Callum who are all competing in the All Ireland Track and Field Championships in Tullamore over the next few weeks.



International Grand Prix of Race Walking

Congratulations to 2 of our club athletes who won medals at this years international grand prix of race walking. Pictured below are Isbel Dolan who was 3rd in the girls U16 3km race, and Adam McInerney who was 2nd in the boys U16 3km race.

Isabel Dolan & Adam McInerney with their U16's 3km race walking medals:





Community Games - Athlone in August'13

Well done to all our club members who competed in Clongowes Wood at the recent community games.

We wish the best of luck to our 4 county champions, Aliya, Cian, Tom and Rachel, who will compete in Athlone in August - Good Luck!



County Kildare League final - July 13th

This final of this years Kildare League takes place on 13th July in Naas, with Group A starting at 11am

The schedule of events by age group is as follows:

            Girls                 Boys

u/8   100m   B.T.       100m   B.T.

u/9     80m   150m       80m  150m

u/10  150m   L.J.         80m  150m

u/11   60m   500m       L.J.   500m

u/12   60m   500m       60m   500m

u/13   60m   100m      100m  500m

u/14   80m   200m       80m   200m

u/15   L.J.   200m        L.J.   500m

Can all athletes please ensure they are at the track ahead of the starting time to ensure they can register and get a correct warmup before the events start.

As this is the final league event of the year, and to build on the great performance in the last round by our club, we are calling on all our members to turn out and compete!



County Kildare League final - July 13th

The final of this years Kildare League took place on 13th July in Naas.

Suncroft AC put in another great effort in this 4th & final round of the 'A' league & managed to retain 2nd place.

It was done by the narrowest of margins and everyone played a part. It was a great finish to the season.

Our newest & youngest members put in great performances in the u8 boys & girls doing exceptionally well. The coaches could not have asked for more.

Well done to all involved!




Community Games - Athlone August'13

Well done to all our to our 4 county champions, Aliya, Cian, Tom and Rachel, who competed recently in Athlone to represent in the Community games finals.

Aliya Jordon came 8th in the Ball Throw, and Rachel was 10th in the long Jump. Cian Prendergast came 7th in the Shot and Tom Martin was 5th in the 600m.

The club is very proud of your achievements, well done!








2013 Fixtures:






Fri 25 Jan 7-8pm


Ballysax N.S


Sun 3 Feb 11.30am

Training Recommences

Suncroft Community Grounds

Sun 3 Feb 11:30am

All Ireland Intermediate, Masters, Juvenile Development Cross Country Championships



Sat 9 Mar 10:30am

Leinster Indoor Championships Juvenile U12 to U19 Day 2

Athlone IT Campus

Sun 10 Mar 10:30am

Leinster Indoor Championships Juvenile U12 to U19 Day 3

Athlone IT Campus

Sat 16 Mar

Kildare Community Games Cross Country

Army Grounds [Rugby Pitch The Curragh]

Sat 23 Mar

All Ireland Indoor Championships Juvenile U12 to U19 Day 1

Athlone IT Campus

Sun 24 Mar

All Ireland Indoor Championships Juvenile U12 to U19 Day 2

Athlone IT Campus


Sat 06 Apr

All Ireland Juvenile Indoor T&F Championships Relays Day 3

Athlone IT Campus

Sat 06 Apr

12pm Noon start

County Kildare Track & Field League
"A Teams"

St. Cocas, Kilcock

Sun 14 Apr

Crookstown Millview Open Sports Day

Crookstown Millview AC

Sat 20 Apr

12pm Noon start

County Kildare Track & Field League
"A Teams"


Sun 28 Apr

12pm Noon start

Kildare Track & Field Championships Senior Programme only & Juvenile Relays



Sun 05 May

12pm Noon start

Kildare Track & Field Championships Day 1
Juvenile & Masters


Sat 12 May

12pm Noon start

Kildare Track & Field Championships Day 2
Juvenile & Masters


Sun 12 May

Kildare Half and Full Marathon & 10k


Sat 18 May

Kildare Track & Field B Championships Juvenile. County Championships in Dicus, Javelin & Shot


Sun 19 May

Leinster Juvenile Inter Club u9-u19 relays


Sat 25 May

Leinster U9 – U11 pairs & U12 Championships. Junior Track & Field

All Ireland Cross Country


Athlone IT Campus


Sun 02 June

County Kildare Track & Field League
"A Teams"


Mon 03 June

Curragh Suncroft Community Games

Suncroft Community Grounds

Sat 08 June

Leinster U9-U15 Team Event


Sat 15 June

Leinster U13 – U19 Track & Field Championships


Sun 16 June

Leinster U13 – U19 Track & Field Championships



Leinster Senior and Masters Track & Field Championships


26 / 27 June

Kildare Community Games

Clongowes Wood College

Sat 29 June

AAI Juvenile Games

Finn Valley AC, Donegal


Sat 06 July

AAI U12 – U19 Track & Field Championships


Sun 07 July

AAI U12 – U19 Track & Field Championships


Sat 13 July - 11am

Final Round of the League



Sun 15 Sept - 12pm Noon

Adamstown AC Cross Country

Open Day

Adamstown Co. Wexford

Sun 22 Sept - 11am

Star of the Sea AC Cross Country

Open Day

Grenanstown, Stamullen, Co Meath


Sun 06 Oct

Kildare Cross Country Championships

Day 1. Juvenile Even ages 10-18

Masters + Novices


Sun 13 Oct

Kildare Cross Country Championships

Day 2. Juvenile UnEven ages 9-19

Intermediate & Senior

To be announced

Sun 27 Oct - 12pm Noon

Leinster Cross Country

Championships Day 1

Even ages, Novices & Masters

Dunboyne, Co. Meath


Sun 10 Nov - 12 Noon

Leinster Cross Country

Championships Day 2

Uneven ages, Intermediate & Seniors

Adamstown Co. Wexford

Sun 17 Nov - 12 Noon

All Ireland Cross Country

Championships Day 1

Juvenile Even ages, Inter Counties

To be announced


Sun 15 Dec - 12 Noon

All Ireland Cross Country

Championships Day 2

Juvenile Uneven ages, Inter Counties

To be announced