Empowering Female Participation in Sport

What a year to be a woman in sport and particularly in 2021 a Meath woman. Women in sport make inspiring role models and shows men and women as equals. Sport has the power to change lives and has the ability to drive gender equality by teaching women and girls’ teamwork, self-reliance, resilience, and confidence.

Our lady chairperson and our females coaches encourage and promote women’s participation.  Holding numerous coaching sessions weekly and as a club we have played a key role empowering women and girls through athletics for many years. Undoubtedly the success of Meath LGFA ladies’ senior team has had a massive impact in our local area inspiring female involvement.  Cushinstown AC provides their facilities to Duleek-Bellewstown GFC, Curraha GFC ladies football,  girls underage football, and local Gaelic4mothers and others in supporting non-stop community involvement in sport.   

Athletics Ireland has been a huge support for females in sport in offering courses for coaches, teachers and tutors and have collaborated with Swim Ireland, Cycling Ireland and Triathlon Ireland in delivering these coaching programmes encouraging our next generation of leading ladies in their athletic endeavours . Cushinstown Athletic Club are proud to be playing their part in empowering female participation in sport.  Athletics is a sport for life, and you can be involved in any aspect of your local club at any stage and age.

Halloween Relay

A big thank you to all who came and supported our Spookacular relay yesterday. Everyone helped to keep the baton moving for 2 hours in the fabulous sunshine. Well done also on all the great costumes which made the relay all the more fun. A huge thank you to the organisers of the event and everyone who helped out on the day.

Congratulations to Isabella McLaughlin who won best costume last Saturday at our relay, also Finn Butcher and Seimi Gough were also awarded a prize for their brilliant efforts. Please check out all our photos on our Facebook page.

Cross Country

A big well done to Cian Rohan who competed in the Meath Athletics Cross Country Event which took place on Saturday October 2nd at Navan Racecourse. Cian ran very well in the U10 1000m coming sixth overall. Well done Cian.

Harry Gough, Rhys Doyle and James Hunt who competed in the Meath Cross Country Championships day 2 which took place on Saturday October 10th at Navan Racecourse. They all ran brilliantly in the U13 2000m, with Harry placing sixth and placed on the Meath team for the Leinster championships. Well done Harry, Rhys and James.

Community Games

Well done also to Roisin Quinn who claimed the bronze medal in the Girls U14 80m hurdles in the Region 2 Community Games which took place in Leixlip.

To our young athletes who were in action competing in the National Aldi Community Games Athletic Finals in Carlow IT. Lee Callaghan jumped 1.75 to win the gold medal in the U16 boys high jump event while Aoife Rohan also 1.45 to claim the silver medal in the U16 girls High Jump. Harry Gough threw very well in the U14 Boys Javelin event coming sixth overall while Annalise Harris threw very well in the U12 Ball Throw coming seventh overall. Well done to all.

irish Life Tailteann School

At the Leinster schools Tailteann Trials James, Laura and Lee were competing for their schools. Laura and Lee were selected to represent Leinster in the Inter-provincial Tailteann Games. Laura will be competing in the 4X100m relay and Lee will be competing in the High Jump event.

At the Irish Life Health Tailteann School’s Interprovincial Games 2021 in Morton Stadium, Lee did very well jumping 1.70m in the high jump while Laura was part of the 4X100m relay team who came second.