Saturday 24 February 2018

Donore open day to showcase classy set-up

Donore Harriers in Chapelizod will host a special open afternoon this Saturday -- 12.0 to 2.0 -- for potential new members between the ages of eight and 18 at their impressive sports centre and all-weather track.

Donore Harriers has produced 13 Olympians over the years, including Jim McNamara and Willie Dunne, who still coach at the club.

Donore now has a thriving juvenile/junior section with inspirational coaches such as John Geoghegan and Tony Jenkins.

Former Irish international John Downes is also heavily involved and Barry Potts heads up a thriving Fit 4 Life programme that caters for recreational runners.

The Donore Harriers Committee have shown a lot of courage and vision over many years and today their facilities are of an exceptional standard.

The rubber-type surface is ideal for training and easy on the legs and joints. The club has also installed floodlights at the track -- a great addition, especially in the winter months.

"We will have a big welcome for everyone who comes to visit on Saturday," Donore Harriers stalwart Maurice Ahern said.

"This special open afternoon will give young athletes and their parents a chance to discover what Donore Harriers has to offer.

"All of the club's coaches will be there to talk about training matters and club facilities and services."

For more information contact Maurice at 087-9397633.

Irish Independent

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