About the Club

Mount Merrion Athletics Club is a newly formed athletics club in Dublin for children, aged 5–13 years. We welcome young athletes of all abilities to help them with learning to run faster, jump higher/longer and throw further in a fun environment.

Interested in getting involved in kids’ athletics in Dublin? Find out how you can join our club.

Where do we train?

We are located in the grounds of Mount Anville Primary School, Lower Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. Training takes place on Tuesday evenings (19.00 to 19.45) and Sunday mornings (10.00 to 11.00). Please see our coaching schedule for times and venues.

What do we do?

Mount Merrion Athletics Club’s multi-discipline athletics classes for children include running classes, high jump, long jump and javelin throwing.
Our athletes are expected to compete (running, jumping or throwing) for the club in external events and in the coming months many of our young athletes will compete at local and county level in track and field and cross country.

Our coaches instill the importance of sportsmanship and fair play among all members at all times. The Mount Merrion Athletics Club follows best practice in child welfare policy and in our Code of Conduct which promotes the rights and dignity of each member.

Who are we?

Mount Merrion Athletics Club (MMAC) is the newest athletics club, specialising in athletics for children, to hit the Dublin athletics scene. Our community-based athletics club is headed up by coach Aled Hughes and run by a voluntary committee of parents.

Aled Hughes is Director of Athletics at MMAC and will advise and coach within the club at various times throughout the year.

We are affiliated with Athletics Ireland, the sports body governing athletic clubs in Ireland.

Club History

The Mount Merrion Athletics Club originated after Aled Hughes approached a group of parents about developing a community-based junior athletics club.

From initial conversations, Cliona Beatty, Hugh Fitzsimons, Maria McCarthy, Jean Delaney, Robert McCarthy and Susie Cronin, with Aled Hughes developed a committee. After one or two meetings the club was developed and we started running, jumping and throwing.