Welcome Clane Athletic Club!
Located in the historic village of Clane, Co. Kildare, our club is one of Ireland’s newest athletic clubs. The club, which is completely volunteer-led, was reformed in 2012 with the principal aim of promoting athletics, for all ages, in the village and environs of Clane.
Our coaches and athletes have worked hard over the past 10 years to build the club into a strong, reputable club.
Our most exciting news we received in the Summer of 2018 is that we were successful in acquiring the start up funding needed to build our very own 200m outdoor running track, sprint track and field events area for jumps & throws, in the grounds of Scoil Mhuire secondary school.
The new facility was officially opened in December 2019.
In 2022 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the reformed Clane Athletic Club.
Our club is proud to be affiliated to the Irish governing body for athletics, Athletics Ireland.
We place a strong emphasis on community, and encourage the development of athletic skills, in a fun, friendly and sociable environment.
Where are we?
Help always wanted!
Clane AC is a volunteer based club. We are always looking for and welcome more volunteer coaches and volunteer coaches assistants.
Having more volunteer coaches & coaches assistants means the club can open up spaces to allow more children to train.
Please contact us if you are a parent of a child on the waiting list, and think you might like to help out by assisting our existing coaches?
Or if you have some expertise and would like to coach an age group.
Full mentor-ship by the club will be provided and new coaches will be sent on A.A.I certified coaching courses and first aid safety classes also paid for by the club.
*Childrens safety is of utmost importance to us, so it is mandatory that all new coaches/assistants/committee members who will have direct access to our juvenile members go through the A.A.I specific Garda Vetting process.
They must also be agreeable to attending a Code of Ethics course / Child Safeguarding course approved by A.A.I and must sign a current Clane AC club code of conduct form.
(This is process is arranged and overseen by Clane AC's Child welfare officers).
Track availability for the public & other community groups:
Our hope for the future is that the track will be available to the public at agreed designated times.
We will need to determine what usage times & conditions that need to be put in place before opening it up for general use.
Once these guidelines are established, a time table for the public will be in operation and we will make an announcement via all our media channels.
Please note however, when the track does become available to the public, usage must be agreed in advance with Clane Athletic club and will be subject to a social membership fee and/or hourly track rate.
For 2023, Clane Athletic Club welcomes age groups from U8's - U18s
Our youngest members are the U8's group, which caters for children aged 6 and turning age 7 that year. i.e The child must already be 6yrs old before 01 January 2023 and turning age 7 at some point during 2023.
So, for 2023, our age categories cater for children born within the years 2016 (U8s) through to 2006 (U18s).
These younger members are introduced to athletics through the “Little Athletics” / “Junior Athletics” programmes, where they learn the basics of Agility, Balance and Coordination and progress to learning the skills and techniques involved in the core athletic disciplines of running, jumping & throwing.
Our oldest age group category is U18's, so children age 16 and turning age 17 at some point in 2023.
Under 8s (children born in 2016) groups:
We run one training night a week for our U8s on Monday nights 6:15pm - 7pm.
U9s - U18s
Training takes place twice a week on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Please note slight change of time for 2023.
The sessions are broken into two group times:
U9s - U12s: 6:15pm - 7pm
U13s - U18s: 7:15pm - 8pm
18 year olds and older i.e born 2005 or older can join our adult running group.
Tuesday & Thursday 8pm-9pm at the track.
Please go to our dedicated Membership page for all information on: