Eircom 2014 Preview
Following on from the first race of 2014, which was the South Dublin County Council sponsored event, we move to the other side of Tallaght bypass to Firhouse Road.
This is the eircom cross country race in Cherryfield Park, Firhouse Road on Saturday 18th of January. Ladies 2 miles is at 11.00 while the Men’s 5 miles is at 11.30.
To get to this event you take exit 11 off the M50 and head towards Templeogue. Take the 3rd exit at the Spawell roundabout and then take the next right on to Firhouse Road.
If you are using a sat-nav to get to this event, care should be taken to ensure that you are being directed to Ballyboden GAA club (Firhouse Rd) across from Cherryfield Park, as Ballyboden also have another pitch and premises about a mile further away.
Registration and changing facilities are at Ballyboden St Enda’s GAA Club, Firhouse Rd. Please come early to avoid unnecessary queues at registration desks.
You can register in advance for this event by going to bhaa.ie/events/eircom-2014. This can save time on the day and greatly cut back on administration.
This will be the 7th running of this event which is kindly sponsored by the ESCCU (E-Services & Communications Credit Union Ltd).
Over the past 7 years this event has grown in strength from our first running which attracted 180 runners.
A few points to remember if you are attending this event.
Please do not park on the grass along Firhouse Road. Use the car park at Ballyboden GAA Club and also the car park at the entrance to Cherryfield Park.
Please remove dirty runners and spikes while entering the hall after the race
Men’s showers are located at the end of the car park while the ladies showers are located beside the main hall.
The annual subscription for 2014 (still only €15) is now due. This needs to be paid before the end of January 2014 if you wish to avail of the members’ race entry fee of €10. We would prefer if new members could sign up and members renew their memberships online at https://bhaa.ie/join as this would minimise delays at race registration. In addition, online registration gives you the opportunity to update your personal details, company name etc. Most importantly, it eliminates the need for hard-pressed BHAA volunteers to read and type in other people’s handwriting.
Separately, if you are not signing up as a member, you can enter Saturday’s race online in advance for €15 at bhaa.ie/events/eircom-2014. You can also enter online if you are a member (and are logged in) for the usual €10.
The next races after this are on Saturday 1st February 2014 (North County Farmers cross-country races at Balheary Park, Swords) and Saturday 15th February 2014(Garda cross-country races in the Phoenix Park). Put them all in your diary.