2021 is drawing to a close, fair to say it’s been a mixed bag! A slow start and not sure where we were all going, every club in the country in the same boat trying to rally membership and volunteers. The faithful returned and small training sessions have blossomed into weekly improvements. Old faces have reappeared and plenty of new ones on the scene. Races have been run and times have been celebrated (socially distantly of course!). Our youth are gaining confidence and testing themselves in competition, most notably Hollys National title in June. Our wonderful running community members continue to support each and laughter rings out around the Tescos carpark after the evenings exertions. Things have been different and there’s things we’ve missed but all in all, I think we have plenty to be thankful for.
Thank you too all our wonderful members and their families without you there isn’t a club. Our coaches are a terrific bunch and keep the show on the road, no matter what the weather. Thanks to a dedicated committee, who have toiled away in the background and long for an in person meeting, the novelty of zoom has long passed! Thank you to Dermot at the Coaster without whose reminders I’d be lost! A special thank you to our medical services and frontline workers, we’re moving forward because of all your hard work. So onwards into 2022! Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and all the best in 2022.
From All at Cilles AC
On the back of strong performances at the Meath cross country championships, we had a bumper crew out running at the Leinsters. Shane Reilly and Owen Mulligan had strong races and helped the Meath team to bronze. Eve Lawlor, Emma O’Sullivan, Sharon Cleary and Sara Grace Reilly ran to claim and respectable 7th for the club team and bring in silver for the county team. Holly Brennan, Lauren Murphy and Aaron Smith all took part in the Irish national cross country championships held in Santry, they all ran well to finish high up their respective categories. Well done to everyone.