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18th Sep DCU AC return at Griffith Avenue Mile Rory Cassidy (Public Relations Officer)

The Griffith Avenue Mile returned today with hundreds of athletes across all ages taking on the renowned course. 

The race first took place back in 1983 and was known as the 'Dublin Straight Mile'. That year it was won by South African-born American Sydney Maree, in a blistering 3.49.30. 

Leading Irish athletes such as Eamonn Coghlan were in the field that day, and Ray Flynn ran strongly to finish third. 

The race was revived in 2019 but has been postponed ever since due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year it made a welcome return, bigger and better than before. 

DCU are one of the proud sponsors of the race and being so close to all of our campuses, a number of our athletes who are more used to running the metric mile or longer donned the blue and yellow singlets for the first time this season. 

Men's captain Michael Murphy who is better known as a 5000m runner stepped down in distance to see what he could do. 

The result? An impressive time of 4:18, good enough for second place in the race for the Tullamore AC and Joe Ryan coached athlete. Michael finished behind Hiko Tonosa of Dundrum South Dublin who recently competed at the European Championships over 10,000m.

Paul Morgan ran well to finish in 12th in 4:46, while Barry Clavin was 21st in 5:04. 

Training is back in full this week ahead of a busy year ahead. All training in DCU Sports Grounds unless otherwise stated. Full schedule below:

Sprints/Hurdles - Monday @ 5:30pm and Wednesday @ 2pm

Long Jump/Triple Jump - Tuesday @ 6pm 

High Jump - Wednesday @ 5pm

Throws - Wednesday @ 2:30pm

Distance Sessions - Tuesday and Thursday @ 6pm

Distance Easy Runs - Monday and Wednesday @ 6:20pm - meet at front of DCU Sports Complex

Walks - Wednesday @ 4:30pm - meet at Glasnevin Library Car Park



DCU AC return at Griffith Avenue Mile

Posted 18th Sep
Author Rory Cassidy (Public Relations Officer)

The Griffith Avenue Mile returned today with hundreds of athletes across all ages taking on the renowned course. 

The race first took place back in 1983 and was known as the 'Dublin Straight Mile'. That year it was won by South African-born American Sydney Maree, in a blistering 3.49.30. 

Leading Irish athletes such as Eamonn Coghlan were in the field that day, and Ray Flynn ran strongly to finish third. 

The race was revived in 2019 but has been postponed ever since due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year it made a welcome return, bigger and better than before. 

DCU are one of the proud sponsors of the race and being so close to all of our campuses, a number of our athletes who are more used to running the metric mile or longer donned the blue and yellow singlets for the first time this season. 

Men's captain Michael Murphy who is better known as a 5000m runner stepped down in distance to see what he could do. 

The result? An impressive time of 4:18, good enough for second place in the race for the Tullamore AC and Joe Ryan coached athlete. Michael finished behind Hiko Tonosa of Dundrum South Dublin who recently competed at the European Championships over 10,000m.

Paul Morgan ran well to finish in 12th in 4:46, while Barry Clavin was 21st in 5:04. 

Training is back in full this week ahead of a busy year ahead. All training in DCU Sports Grounds unless otherwise stated. Full schedule below:

Sprints/Hurdles - Monday @ 5:30pm and Wednesday @ 2pm

Long Jump/Triple Jump - Tuesday @ 6pm 

High Jump - Wednesday @ 5pm

Throws - Wednesday @ 2:30pm

Distance Sessions - Tuesday and Thursday @ 6pm

Distance Easy Runs - Monday and Wednesday @ 6:20pm - meet at front of DCU Sports Complex

Walks - Wednesday @ 4:30pm - meet at Glasnevin Library Car Park



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Location: DCU Sports Grounds Track (St. Clare's)

DCU Sprints/Hurdles Group Training 

DCU Sports Grounds Track 

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Lead by DCU Athletics Sprints Coach Daniel Kilgallon

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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 are the current IUAA Outdoor Intervarsity Champions 2022/23 winning all available team trophies and titles. 

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. See below for the most up to date training times and make sure to follow our social media pages!!

Training Times Semester 1 2022/23

Sprints & Hurdles - Monday @ 5.30pm - DCU Sports Grounds Track, Wednesday @ 2pm - Morton Stadium Santry, Friday @ 3pm Glasnevin Campus Covered Track, Saturday 10am

Distance - Tuesday & Thursday meet @ 5:45pm - DCU Sports Grounds Pitches (Grass Loop/Track). Group easy runs/jogs at various times during the week. Follow on Instagram for times/locations. 

Throws (Discus, Shot, Javelin) - Wednesday 2-5pm - DCU Sports Grounds Track. Contact Dave Sweeney (field@athleticsireland.ie)

Throws (Hammer) - Contact Sean Egan (seanegan1980@gmail.com)

Jumps (High Jump) - Wednesday @ 5pm - DCU Sports Grounds Track. Contact Barry Pender (barryjpender@gmail.com) for most up to date schedule

Jumps (Long Jump & Triple Jump) - Tuesday @ 6pm - DCU Sports Grounds Track. Contact Colm Bourke (colmbourke1@outlook.com) for all up to date schedules. 

Walks - Every 2nd Wednesday @ 4.30pm - Albert College Park or Santry Demesne Park. Contact Michael Lane (oaklane111@gmail.com)

DCU Social Running Group 

DCU Social Runners is a participation focused running group for DCU students and staff. Come walk, jog or run with us in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere around the many running routes on Glasnevin campus, Albert College Park and the surrounding areas. Be as competitive or casual as you like, improve your overall health, fitness and wellbeing. No experience required! Try the group for free for the first couple of sessions. Thereafter all participants must be members of DCU Athletics Club

Meet at Pitches in Albert College Park @ 1pm every Tuesday & Thursday. 

Singlets/Club Kit 

DCU Joma bespoke men's singlet & women's singlet/crop top are available from the track office (LG10B - McNulty Building) for €35 each. All other club Joma kit is available to order and purchase via the online club shop HERE: https://www.jfsports.ie/product-category/club-shop/dcu-athletics/

Current Committee 7
Head of Athletics Paul Byrne
Chairperson Lauren Callaghan
Secretary Niamh
Public Relations Officer Rory Cassidy
Public Relations Officer Maeve Hayes
Men's Captain Michael Murphy
Sponsorship Officer Jack Raftery

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