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5th May DCU Athletes at World Relays Rory Cassidy (PRO)

DCU sports scholars Aoife Lynch and Sophie Becker were in action for Ireland at the World Athletics Relays in Chorzow, Poland last weekend.

Aoife was part of the 4x100m and 4x200m teams, while Sophie was part of the mixed 4x400m squad and joined Aoife on the 4x200m team.

The 4x200m relay took place on Sunday night, with the DCU girls being joined by Sarah Quinn (St. Colman’s South Mayo AC) and Kate Doherty (DSD AC). Aoife ran a great first leg (24.48s), passing the baton to Kate Doherty. When the baton was passed to Sophie who was running the anchor leg, she began to gain ground on her Polish counterpart who was in the lead. Unfortunately, the Polish athlete held on to take victory, with Sophie running a split of 23.82s to bring the team home in 2nd, setting a phenomenal new National Record in the process of 1.35.93!

Bearing in mind it was both athletes season opener it certainly bodes well for the summer ahead. Its worth noting also that it was Aoife’s first senior international appearance, undoubtedly the first of many to come. Both Aoife and Sophie were part of our 4x200m team at the last IUAA Indoors in Athlone in Feb 2020. Aoife was a reserve on the 4x100m team which finished 10th overall, missing out on a place in Tokyo by only 0.3s, however they did qualify for the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon next year.

Sophie was also a reserve in the Mixed 4x400m, rested due to a recent injury. The team finished 7th overall to qualify for the Olympics after finishing 3rd in their heat in a new National Record of 3.16.34. Chris O’Donnell, Phil Healy, Sharlene Mawdsley and Thomas Barr made up the quartet, with Andrew Mellon replacing Barr in the final.


Congratulations Aoife and Sophie from all of us in DCU AC. You did yourselves, your families, college, clubs, and communities proud!


 by Rory Cassidy (DCU AC PRO)


 

DCU Athletes at World Relays

Posted 5th May
Author Rory Cassidy (PRO)

DCU sports scholars Aoife Lynch and Sophie Becker were in action for Ireland at the World Athletics Relays in Chorzow, Poland last weekend.

Aoife was part of the 4x100m and 4x200m teams, while Sophie was part of the mixed 4x400m squad and joined Aoife on the 4x200m team.

The 4x200m relay took place on Sunday night, with the DCU girls being joined by Sarah Quinn (St. Colman’s South Mayo AC) and Kate Doherty (DSD AC). Aoife ran a great first leg (24.48s), passing the baton to Kate Doherty. When the baton was passed to Sophie who was running the anchor leg, she began to gain ground on her Polish counterpart who was in the lead. Unfortunately, the Polish athlete held on to take victory, with Sophie running a split of 23.82s to bring the team home in 2nd, setting a phenomenal new National Record in the process of 1.35.93!

Bearing in mind it was both athletes season opener it certainly bodes well for the summer ahead. Its worth noting also that it was Aoife’s first senior international appearance, undoubtedly the first of many to come. Both Aoife and Sophie were part of our 4x200m team at the last IUAA Indoors in Athlone in Feb 2020. Aoife was a reserve on the 4x100m team which finished 10th overall, missing out on a place in Tokyo by only 0.3s, however they did qualify for the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon next year.

Sophie was also a reserve in the Mixed 4x400m, rested due to a recent injury. The team finished 7th overall to qualify for the Olympics after finishing 3rd in their heat in a new National Record of 3.16.34. Chris O’Donnell, Phil Healy, Sharlene Mawdsley and Thomas Barr made up the quartet, with Andrew Mellon replacing Barr in the final.


Congratulations Aoife and Sophie from all of us in DCU AC. You did yourselves, your families, college, clubs, and communities proud!


 by Rory Cassidy (DCU AC PRO)


 

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DCU AC FREE Yoga for Athletes
Day:
Mondays
Starts:
11:00
Ends:
12:00
VIRTUAL
Activity

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!

6 Weeks FREE Yoga for Athletes brought to you by DCU Athletics & Aideen Stevens (Synergy Pilates)

Keep those niggles away, increase your flexibility,  loosen those tight muscles and relax for 1hr of FREE yoga Starting Monday 8th Feb 11am for 6 weeks!!


Sign up via the Google Form above. Zoom link will be sent in advance of each session to the email you use on the Google Form.


DCU AC Strength & Conditioning/Circuits
Day:
Thursdays
Starts:
18:00
Ends:
19:00
VIRTUAL
Activity

DCU AC are delighted to offer 6 weeks FREE S&C/Circuits training to its members throughout Semester 2ng from Thursday 11th Feb @ 6pm (and each Thursday thereafter).

This will benefit all athletes through injury prevention, improve your fitness, overall movement and general strength for ATHLETICS. It's suitable for beginners or if you've never done S&C before and across all event groups!


All you will need is a mat! If you have some very dumbbells/kettlebells at home these will also come in handy. Don't forget your water!


Please fill in the Google Form below and the link for Zoom will be circulated in advance of each session.

DCU AC FREE Yoga for Athletes

Day Mondays
From 11:00, to 12:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Activity

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!

6 Weeks FREE Yoga for Athletes brought to you by DCU Athletics & Aideen Stevens (Synergy Pilates)

Keep those niggles away, increase your flexibility,  loosen those tight muscles and relax for 1hr of FREE yoga Starting Monday 8th Feb 11am for 6 weeks!!


Sign up via the Google Form above. Zoom link will be sent in advance of each session to the email you use on the Google Form.


DCU AC Strength & Conditioning/Circuits

Day Thursdays
From 18:00, to 19:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Activity

DCU AC are delighted to offer 6 weeks FREE S&C/Circuits training to its members throughout Semester 2ng from Thursday 11th Feb @ 6pm (and each Thursday thereafter).

This will benefit all athletes through injury prevention, improve your fitness, overall movement and general strength for ATHLETICS. It's suitable for beginners or if you've never done S&C before and across all event groups!


All you will need is a mat! If you have some very dumbbells/kettlebells at home these will also come in handy. Don't forget your water!


Please fill in the Google Form below and the link for Zoom will be circulated in advance of each session.

About Athletics Club

DCU Athletics Club

DCU Athletics club compete in the IUAA Road Relays, Indoor and Outdoor Intervarsity, Cross Country, Combined events and International competitions. DCU Athletics Club is one of the most successful clubs in DCU  with a strong record of IUAA individual and team titles across the last 10 years.

We promote the sport of Athletics to both students and staff and cater for Olympic pathway athletes right the way through participation level and everything in between. Athletics is a sport with many different elements, running, walking, sprinting, hurdling, throwing and jumping so if you'd like to get involved in the club and try something new make sure to get in touch.


Athletics Club COVID-19 Coordinators
Colin Smith (COVID-19 Officer)
Paul Byrne (Head of Athletics)
Zoe Carruthers (COVID-19 Officer/Ordinary Member)
Current Committee 10
Head of Athletics Paul Byrne
Chairperson Jack Manning
Vice Chairperson Shane Monagle
Secretary (name hidden)
Treasurer Adam Mc Inerney
Vice Public Relations Kim O’Hare
COVID-19 Officer Colin Smith
COVID-19 Officer/Ordinary Member (name hidden)
Men's Captain Cormac Dalton
Women's Captain Daena

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