Thank You

The club wishes to thank all those athletes and adults who have contributed to making 2010 a very successful year for St. Catherine’s A.C. We have drawn upon the support and assistance of many people throughout the year in order to pursue our various activities, many of which would not have been possible without people generously giving their time.

We hope you all have a Happy Christmas and return to us in the New Year ready for a new season of athletics!

Laura wins our first All Ireland Medal

Congratulations to Laura Hayes who recently represented Cork in the National Juvenile Cross Country championships in Sligo. Laura was the third person home in the her team which enabled them to achieve team silver. Laura has consistently trained hard and raced well this season and deserves her medal, the first National medal for the club, either in recent years or in the previous form of the club.

International Athlete

In the same weekend as Laura won her medal, her father Frank, our coach and chairman,  represented Ireland in the British and Irish Masters Cross Country championships in Scotland. Frank’s tremendous form in recent races continued at this event where his position contributed to the Irish Men’s Over 40s team winning bronze medal.  The Hayes family “broke” all kinds of records that weekend.

Olympic Training Session with Robert and Marian Heffernan

The club was recently privileged to have 2012 Olympic qualifiers Robert and Marian Heffernan lead a training session.  Together with their colleague Dermot Mcdermot they gave us some excellent coaching in race walking, sprinting and middle distance running. The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone and concluded with a our Chairman Frank Hayes presenting the couple with a photo frame into which a group photo of the session was to be added.  Thank you Robert, Marian and Dermot.

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