National Record Set At Throwing Festival in Templemore

Great weather, good crowd, high standard, great competition all added up to a simply fantastic day of athletics in Templemore Athletic Track on Sat last Sept 1st.

Great weather, good crowd, high standard, great competition all added up to a simply fantastic day of athletics in Templemore Athletic Track on Sat last Sept 1st.

Switzerland, Iceland, Wales, Ireland, Munster, Connaught and Leinster competed in the Throws International Javelin, Shot, Discus and Hammer Throwing for men and women comprised the main competition, with local athletes running in an Open Mile event.

Full details are on the Tipperary A.A.I. notes/website. The main feature of the day was a National record in the Ladies Javelin, where Annita Fitzgibben (Ireland) broke the National record, with a throw of 52.97m. Also there was fantastic throwing in the hammer where Conor McCullagh (Ireland) won with a throw of 67 metres.

This competition certainly brought business and created a ‘buzz’ around town last weekend.

Open Evenings - Juveniles (U-8 to U19) will have two open evenings, on Wednesday 5th September and on Monday 10th at the

Athletic Track from 7pm to 8pm. Membership application forms will be given out to be completed and should be returned with an

Annual Membership fee of €20 per child. Guidelines, competitions and training will all be discussed.

Membership Fees - Membership Fees are as follows:

A) Juveniles - €20 per child

B) Juniors (U-20/over 18) - €25

C) Seniors - €50

D) Masters - €50

E) Third Level Students - €25

F) Family - €100

G) Couple - €75

These are our annual fees. Casual Athletic Track users may pay €2 per session/day or €10 for per month.

Ten Week Draw - Lines are currently on sale for our “Big Fundraiser” of 2012, i.e. a ten week draw. A payment of €20 will have you included for all draws as well as supporting your local Athletic Club achieve success and continue to develop its facilities. You may support this draw by calling into the office of Templemore A.C. on the Athletic Track or by contacting any committee member. Alternatively you may purchase a line in the Spinning Wheel Pub, Patrick Street, Templemore. Email: stephen_o_r@hotmail.com