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20th Jan, 2018

Notice of AGM
Notice of AGM for Carraig na Bhfear AC
On Thursday 15th of February 2018 at 8 pm at the Community Hall in Carraignavaar.

All adult club members, parents and interested junior members are welcome and urged to attend at this year's AGM. It is a great opportunity for you to see the workings of your athletic's club from the inside, see how the finances work and hear about the successes and hopes and plans for the coming year. It also allows you to have a direct input into the Club and there is always a great welcome for anyone who wants to help out or assist as an officer of the Club.
Clearly the Club is growing in terms of numbers of members and experiencing great interest and success particularly at juvenile and junior level. We want to keep that going and holding a vibrant and informative AGM will be important to frame and focus the Club for the year ahead.
We look forward to seeing you on the 15 th February !!
Philip Coffey
Chairman

01st Jan, 2018


Carraig na bhFear AC year in review.

The year 2017 has been the most successful in the clubs history with phenomenal success in juvenile track and field and cross country.
The year started with indoor track and field where Emma Coffey took the clubs first senior national track and field medal when she took silver in womens pole vault at national senior indoors.

Over the two weekends of national juvenile indoor championships the club had ten athletes taking four national titles, two silver medals, five personal bests and set one new national record in girls under 17 pole vault.
Amongst the results Daire O'Sullivan was crowned boys under 16 1500 meters champion in Athlone IT in February , Orla Coffey took under 16 pole vault as did Emma Coffey in the under 17, smashing the national record.

In March new ground was broken by our Pole vault star Emma Coffey when she was awarded Cork City Sports Athlete of the month. Emma had also been honoured by the East Cork athletics board as their athlete of the year for 2016 at the annual awards in February.

As the year advanced into spring and summer the club focus moved to outdoor track and field competition.
Sweeping up hatfuls of medals through East Cork, County and Munster competitions eventually qualifying fifteen athletes who would go on to compete for national honours at the juvenile championships.
Daire O'Sullivan took another national title in under 16 boys 3000 meters. National titles in race walking, pole vault fell to Carraig athletes over the three days of competition. Theo de Souza and Michelle Ugwah took gold in under 12 and 14 long jump respectively.
The clubs medal haul of Six golds and five silvers ranked us as the fifth most successful juvenile club in the country at the 2017 championships. An unprecedented feat in the clubs history and a cause of much pride amongst athletes , coaches and parents.
A schools athletics competition runs parallel to the club competitions throughout the year and many of our secondary athletes compete for their schools. Titles and records fell to their efforts also and Pole Vault athlete Enma Coffey and Pentathlon athlete Orla Coffey won Irish team call ups and competed in the SIAB international events. Both went on to take Bronze medals with their teams.

Cross country racing has always been the bedrock of our club and 2017 so far has been no exception with county , Munster and national medals taken over the Autumn and Winter months.
Faye O'Riordan won the under 10 Munster race putting back to back titles together having won the under 9 race 12 months previously. Ava Fitzgerald took Gold in girls under 12 at the Munster championships in early November and went on to lead both the under 12 and 13 girls teams to national silver medals taking two national individual bronze medals for good measure.
Over the two days of Munster competition club athletes took two Munster titles, seven individual bronze medals, three club team podiums, thirteen county team medals and qualified 34 athletes for national competition.
After the two days of national championship competitions the athletes took away 27 medals in total.  An impressive haul of medals with a high conversion rate of medals per participant.
Ava Fitzgerald was undoubtedly the star performer taking eight medals over the two days and leading two teams to national podiums.
Our adults had a busy year as always leading by example for our younger members.
Ruaidhri Myers took podium medals in men's under 23 county and Munster cross country. Ruaidhri also lead our novice men's team to East Cork team Gold. Mary Fitzgerald took the novice women's race victory.
The Cork and Dublin city marathons were big targets for our adults as they put in lots of PB's and debut performances. Dave O'Riordan had an impressive debut year in the AAI Munster mountain running association league.
Eileen Murphy took the women's 55 county road race title for a second year in succession in Castlelyons on St Patrick's day.
An action packed full throttle year will take a lot to surpass in 2018 but all at the club will endeavour to pull together and give it our all.




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