Friday night saw all Skerries Athletic Club’s training groups, coaches and parents/guardians come together to celebrate what has been another great year for our athletes. The achievements of all our athletes were recognised and acknowledged whether it was at their training sessions, races or a combination of both.
Some of our athletes are in their first year with Skerries AC which we hope is the start of a long enjoyable journey. Huge thanks were passed on to our coaches for the time and commitment they give to the club in supporting our athletes and parents for their continued support. Thanks was also given to our committee for their commitment, time and hard work throughout the year in supporting our coaches/athletes and organising our social/fundraising events.
We were delighted to welcome Ciara Durkan (long time member of the Club and successful Irish athlete) to present the Club Awards to our athletes.
Proceedings kicked off with a small presentation to a long time member of the committee who stepped down earlier this year Joanne Carron. We would like to thank Joanne for all her years on the committee, thankfully she is remaining with us as a coach.
Participation medals were awarded to our Junior athletes (Indoor and Astro) in recognition of their hard work at training in all weathers throughout the year. Next up were the Dublin League, Dublin Championship and National Championship medals of which were in abundance down to the fantastic runs by our athletes throughout the year. These medals represented the Clubs success in both Cross Country and Track races, over distances varying from 60m up to 6,000m. (The recent XC League medals were not available but the athletes achievements were recognised … hence the reason for no medals in their photos).
The Club Annual Awards for 2018 were presented to
Junior 1 Attendance – Conall Gilbride
Junior 1 Coaches – Chloe Walls
Junior 2 Attendance – James Walls
Junior 2 Coaches – Aisling Murphy
Female Track Athlete – Lottie Simons
Female XC Athlete – Shauna Prior
Male Track Athlete – Harvey Lowe
Male XC Athlete – John Fanning
Most Improved Athlete – Cressida Amaniampong
Jim Quigley Award – Nathan Harpur
At the end of the evening we held our Christmas Raffle, thank you to all the parents for their support. Huge thanks also go to our sponsors who donated fantastic prizes :
Gourmet Food Parlour
Stoop Your Head
Red Island Wines
Last but not least thanks to Michael for the great photos.
Wishing you all an enjoyable break over the Christmas and we look forward to another successful year of athletics during 2019.