Learn to run faster, jump and throw higher and/or further with Moy Valley A.C

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“Number one is just to gain a passion for running. To love the morning, to love the trail, to love the pace on the track. And if some kid gets really good at it, that’s cool too.”– Pat Tyson

If you want to provide opportunities for your child/children to develop their athletic ability in a variety of running, jumping and throwing disciplines then the newly formed Moy Valley AC (formed April 2016) could be for your family. If you want to further develop your own athletic ability at whatever age you are, this club could also be for you.

The fundamentals of movement are made up of running, jumping and throwing and Mayo-born Olympian Martin Sheridan was one of the greatest exponents of all three. One of the core aims of Moy Valley AC is to provide opportunities for athletic development so that all members will have greater understanding and appreciation of how they can run faster/further with efficiency, jump further/higher and throw further with good technique. It is hoped that this increased understanding and appreciation will empower lifelong activity and there is a chance that some high performance athletes could be developed along the way.

The team of coaches in Moy Valley AC are delighted to give their time and expertise to the club. They were fortunate enough to have developed their athletic talents in a variety of disciplines and through further development as coaches, appreciate how each club member can be mentored and supported. There is no point training everyone to run for the same distance and at the same pace in the expectation that all will improve as a result. Putting the athlete as an individual at the heart of the club puts an onus on coaches and officials to personalise the development of each member.

Moy Valley AC will draw on the talents of high calibre coaches such as former Olympian Deirdre Gallagher, former international athletes and/or All-Ireland medallists including Liam Collins, Martin Conroy, Roger Barrett, Michael Canty, Dean Gillespie, Gerry Heneghan and a growing team of coaches including Áine Mullarkey, Eithne Leydon, Helena Mitchell, Elaine Doherty, Fionnuala Ruane, Deirdre Fahy O’Reilly, Philip Finnerty, Seán Gallagher, Peter Gillespie who draw on their professional and athletic experience and their love of athletics to develop athletes of all interests, ages and abilities.

“Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Our club were delighted to support the opening of the first stage of the Greenway between Ballina and Killala – otherwise known as the ‘Monasteries of the Moy’ project.

360 degree image of Rosserk Abbey (image can be rotated in all directions)

This abbey is along the Monasteries of the Moy route and this route is often used by our adult runners in preparation for long distance events.