Open Sports Day Sunday 28th April 2019

2019 28th April 2019 CUSHINSTOWN Outdoor Programme

Reminder of our open sports day on Sunday the 28th of April, programme of events enclosed.
Pre-Registration is required for all relay teams, we would appreciate if entries can be emailed to by Friday the 19th of April.



National Indoor Championships

Well done to all our athletes who qualified to compete in the National Indoor Championships which took place over the past two weekends in Athlone IT. It is a great achievement for all the athletes and the club.
Day 3 took place on Saturday April 6th and Aoife Lenehan threw brilliantly to claim the bronze medal in the U19 shot putt event, well done Aoife.   In the long jump events, Mollie White jumped very well in the U16 age group while Laura Bolster and Ella Barry both jumped very well in the U15 age group, with Laura just missing out on the medals coming fourth overall.  Our U15 relay team of Ella Barry, Laura Bolster, Isabella Gogan, Roisin McManus and Aoife Rohan ran well in their heat but unfortunately did not qualify for the final. In the All Ireland Spring throws on April 7th, which also took place in Athlone IT, Zoe Mohan threw brilliantly in the Womens Hammer event to win the Silver medal.

We now move on to preparing for the outdoor season, first up will be our outdoor sports day on Sunday April 28 from 11am, we hope to see you all there.


National Indoor Championships

Another busy weekend of athletics at Day 1 and 2 of the Irish Life Health National Indoor Championships in Athlone this weekend. We had eleven juvenile athletes competing over the two days doing themselves and the club proud. At such a high level of competition, well done to everyone on great performances. First up on Saturday were the high jump events. Nia Hetherton jumped well in the U12 high jump and Aoife Rohan jumped very well in the U14 high jump. In the Boys U14 high jump James Bellew and Lee Callaghan both performed very well with James coming fifth overall. In the U16 high jump Amy Callaghan jumped brilliantly to come fourth overall. In the U16 shot putt event Amy threw very well and was very unfortunate to miss out by cms on the medals coming fourth. Niamh Quinn was also in good throwing form throwing a personal best to finish in the top eight. In the 60m sprints Laura Bolster ran brilliantly in her heat and went on to run a great final to win the bronze medal. In the U18 long jump Orlaith Quinn jumped very well.
On Sunday, we had three athletes competing in the very competitive 60m hurdles events. Loclainn Harris ran brilliantly to get through to the U15 60m Hurdles final finishing sixth overall. Ella Barry ran well in her heat of the U15 60m Hurdles and was unlucky not to get through to the final. Niamh Quinn also ran very well in a very fast heat of the U16 60m Hurdles and was also unfortunate not to get through to the final. Following in her older sisters footsteps Roisin Quinn performed very well in the U12 shot putt.

Cushinstown AC Open Sports Day Sunday 28th April 2019


Start Times: 11am (Sharp) JUMPS THROWS

1pm – Relays

Pre-Registration no later than 1pm Friday 19th April required for relay teams, please contact 086 3735115 or email to


*Competitors must have been born on or before 2012*

List of Events

(Boys)  (Girls)


1. Boys U/8 4x 100m 1. Girls U/8 4x 100m
2. Boys U/9 4x 100m 2. Girls U/9 4x 100m
3. Boys U/10 4x 100m 3. Girls U/10 4x 100m
4. Boys U/11 4x 100m 4. Girls U/11 4x 100m
5. Boys U/12 4x 100m 5. Girls U/12 4x 100m
6. Boys U/13 4x 100m 6. Girls U/13 4x 100m
7. Boys U/14 4x 100m 7. Girls U/14 4x 100m
                  Finals of above events                      Finals of above events
1. U/15 Mixed 4 x 100m   Relays (€ 5.00 per team)
2. U/16 Mixed 4 x 100m    
3. Jnr 4x 100m    
4. Snr 4x 100m  
5. Mstrs 4x 100m    

Relays: –

  • Boys & Girls U8 must be born in 2012
  • Boys & Girls U9 must be born in 2011
  • Boys & Girls U10 to U14 may move up One age group for relay
  • U15-U16 may not move up and age group
  • U15, U16, Jnr, Snr, Mstrs Maximum of 2 males per team


Jumps & Throws Events

Long Jump High Jump Turbo Javelin Javelin
Boys & Girls         U/11,13,15,17 Boys & Girls


Boys & Girls


Boys & Girls

U14,16, Jnr, Snr

Boys & Girls

U13,15,17, Snr


Standards will apply, athletes must be technically competent in field events for which they are entered. The committee reserves the right to amend the list of events without notice.

 Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in all events


ADMISSION: € 4.00, Child € 2.00 (includes entry fee)

Teas, Sandwiches, Soft Drinks etc. available on the day

CAC is a Non-Smoking Venue

Leinster Jnr, Snrs

On Saturday the 2nd of March Four of our senior team athletes competed at the Leinster Junior, Senior and Master Championships in the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown. Donal Kearns competed in the senior men’s long jump and 60m hurdles where he came second with a jump of 6.35m and first with a time of 9.04s respectively. Michael O’Sullivan competed in the senior men’s shot put where he won gold with a throw of 10.78m. Zoe Mohan competed in the junior ladies weight for distance where she earned the silver medal with a personal best throw of 6.40m. Luke McCabe ran in the senior men’s 200m where he just missed out on a place in the final with a time of 23.91s. With this competition marking the end of the indoor season for our senior team the club would like to congratulate them on their respective performances and wish them the best of luck with their outdoor seasons.



Day 4 Leinster Indoor Championships

There was great excitement today at Day 4 of the Leinster Indoor Championships in the National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown. There was a packed stadium for the very competitive relay races and we had seven teams taking part taking part.
All the teams ran brilliantly especially as for many this was their first time competing in the Leinster Championships and in the tough 4 x 200m race. Well done to all the athletes and thanks to all the coaches and helpers. The U15 girls team of Ella Barry, Laura Bolster, Isabella Gogan, Roisin McManus and Aoife Rohan ran brilliantly in their heat getting through to the finals where they ran a fantastic race to finish in third place. All the other relay teams put in great performances and were unfortunate to miss out on getting through to the finals but they all gained valuable experience. The U12 athletes all ran brilliantly on their first outing in Abbotstown. The U12 girls team included Anna Dardis, Jane McDermott, Mia Heagney and Nessa Rohan. The U12 boys team included Peter Bellew, Barry Lenehan, Jack McGinn, Kenny Kileen, Evan Hoey and Kyle Hetherton. The U13 girls team included Ruby Hartford, Nicole Hoey, Doireann Power and Trudy Power, the U13 boys team included Kevin Doyle, Luke McAleese, Jyles Gogan, John Dardis and Conaill Deehan.  Competing in the U14 boys team were James Bellew, Lee Callaghan, Conor and David McCloskey. The U14 girls team included April Andrews, Ruby Hartford, Nia Hetherton and Aoife Rohan. Also taking place today was the U19 shot putt event and Aoife Jane Lenehan gave some great throws to claim the bronze medal. Aine O’Sullivan was also competing in the U17 shot putt and high jump event where she threw and jumped very well coming fifth in both events.

Meath County Board Annual Awards

A huge well done to all our athletes who won awards marking their sporting achievements in 2018 at the Meath County Athletics Board awards in the Ardboyne Hotel Navan yesterday. It was a great celebration for the athletes and for their parents, families and coaches to share in the celebrations.

We were delighted as a club that last year we came second in the Interclub Track & Field League.

Aoife Rohan, Laura Bolster, Amy Callaghan, Niamh Quinn, Aoife Jane Lenehan and Zoe Mohan who all won medals at National Championships in 2018 were presented with plaques noting their achievement.

There was more Cushinstown success in the Track and Field Awards with Lee Callaghan winning the award for the U11-13 Field Boys, Laura Bolster winning the award for the U14-16 Track Girls while Amy Callaghan won in U14-16 Feld category. Aoife Jane Lenehan won the award in the U17-19 Field category. In the Junior Field category Zoe Mohan won the award. Donal Kearns won the Senior Track award while Elizabeth Morland won in the Senior Field category.

Along with all her other sporting success throughout the year Elizabeth Morland improved on her 2017 record in the National Junior, U23 and Senior Outdoor Heptathlon earning 5815pts at the 2018 European Junior Track & Field Championships in Tenerife.

The club were also delighted for Amy Callaghan the worthy recipient of the Cathy Daniel Cup as Juvenile Track & Field Athlete of 2018.

Well done to all.

National Senior Indoor Championships

On Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of February three of our senior team athletes represented the club at the National Senior Indoor Championships in the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown. Niall Flanagan competed in the 400m where he came fourth in his heat with a time of 52.53s just missing out on the final. Donal Kearns came sixth in the long jump with a jump of 6.26m and Michael O’Sullivan came fourth in the shot put with a throw of 10.97m.


Leinster Championships Day 1 & 2

It was a very busy weekend for our juvenile athletes and their supporters who travelled to Athlone this weekend for Day 1 and 2 of the Leinster Indoor Juvenile Championships. We had 19 athletes competing on both days and they all put in some great performances coming away with a worthy selection of medals and personal bests. A number of our younger athletes were competing for the first time at these Leinster Indoor Championships gaining valuable competition experience, well done to you all. James Bellew jumped very well in the U14 boys high jump to win the gold medal with a pb jump of 1.49m. Lee Callaghan also jumped very well in the U14 high jump and put in some great throws in the U14 shot putt coming fourth in both events. Aoife Rohan jumped brilliantly in the U14 girls high jump to win the silver medal with another pb jump of 1.48m. Aoife also qualified for the 60mHurdles final and came 7th overall.
The U15 girls were in winning form with Laura Bolster claiming the gold medal in both the long jump and 60m sprints. Ella Barry claimed the gold medal with a brilliant performance in the 60m Hurdles, she also jumped very well in the long jump. Loclainn Harris ran very well in the very competitive U15 60m sprint coming 5th overall and jumped well in the long jump, he competed brilliantly to qualify for the 60mHurdle final and went on to claim the silver medal. The U16 girls were also in great competing form with Amy Callaghan winning the gold in the shot putt, silver in the high jump, and jumping well in the long jump. Niamh Quinn ran brilliantly to win the silver medal in the 60m Hurdles, she also came 4th in the shot putt. Mollie White jumped brilliantly in the long jump to claim the bronze medal. Both Mollie and Abi Sheehy ran very well in the very competitive 200m,  Abi also jumped very well in the long jump coming 5th overall. Amy Bellew threw well in the shot coming 5th overall. In the U13 age group Nicole Hoey ran very well in the girls 600m. Nia Hetherton jumped very well in the high jump coming 4th overall, she also threw well in the shot putt and put in a great performance in the 60mHurdles. Doireann Power also ran very well in both the 60m sprints and the 60mHurdles and put in some great jumps in the long jump.
Roisin Quinn and Jane Mc Dermott both threw very well in the U12 girls shot putt with Roisin doing some great throws to come fourth overall. Jane also jumped very well in the U12 high jump coming 6th overall. The U12 boys also competed very well in their first Leinster competitions with Peter Bellew competing in the high jump, Evan Hoey in the long jump and the 600m and Kenny Killeen in the long jump. Well done to everyone.


IUAA Intervarsity Indoor Championships

Three of our senior team athletes recently represented their respective universities at the IUAA Intervarsity Indoor Championships in Athlone Institute of Technology on Friday the 8th of February. Zoe Mohan, who represented Dublin City University (DCU) competed in the weight for distance where she came first with a throw of 7.87m. Zoe also competed in the shot put where she threw 9.28m to come sixth. Donal Kearns competed in the combined events for the University of Limerick (UL) where he came third with a total score of 2843 points. Michael O’Sullivan represented University College Dublin in the shot put where he came fifth with a throw of 10.79m. Our athletes performances greatly helped boost their respective universities overall team points score with the DCU ladies team coming first overall while UCD’s and UL’s men’s teams came second and fourth respectively.