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Rás na hÉireann 2018

Well done to Mary and Neil who put in terrific performances at the Rás na hÉireann in Oldbridge today with Mary finishing 6th overall and 1st in her category.

Juveniles visit National Indoor Arena

What a wonderful evening spent in the National Indoor Arena, Blanchardstown- juveniles & Coaches showed up in their numbers to stretch their legs for training in style. Thanks to everyone for coming along, the Parents for supporting the event, the Coaches for organising & Mary Watters for providing transportation. This is fantastic exposure & experience for our budding, young athletes.

Ciara Rooney – Meath Senior Track Athlete of 2017

Well done to Ciara Rooney, Meath senior ladies track athlete of 2017, receiving her award from fellow club member and outgoing Meath Athletics president Michael Smyth, at the Meath Athletics awards at the Ardboyne Hotel on Saturday evening.

Michael handed over the presidential chain to Maureen Gilsenan of St Brigid’s who will hold the position for 2018.

Michael McDonagh RIP

Navan Athletic Club is sad to report news of the passing of one of the clubs founding members, Michael McDonagh, who served as treasurer of the club for many years. May he rest in peace.

Funeral details can be found at

Leinster Masters & Intermediate XC Championship 2018

Sunday was a good day for Navan AC’s senior athletes as they took home 6 medals at Leinster Masters and Intermediate Cross Country Championships in Dunboyne.

Mary Watters was first up in the ladies masters over 4k and ran terrifically to finish 2nd in her category and help the Meath team to 1st place in the O/50 competition.

Neil Donnellan was our sole participant in the men’s masters race, running strongly throughout on a tough 6k course while Ciara Rooney was a top 10 finisher in the intermediate ladies race helping the Meath team to a bronze medal.

Last race of the day was the intermediate men where the Navan trio of James Sherlock, Barry Watters and James McGarry helped make up the bronze medal winning Meath team.

Well done all.