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Derg AC Members: All additional Derg AC training sessions must be booked with Derg AC by emailing with details of requested booking. View Timetable

Derg AC Non-members: For all groups and professional users select Make a booking . Terms and conditions apply.

Ad hoc/casual user

In the spirit of promoting health and fitness for everyone in the community, a casual park user is welcome to use the facility on an individual basis during daylight hours. For regular use of the facilities, a goodwill donation to Derg AC would be greatly appreciated. Alternatively see membership options   here . Please note all group/coached training sessions must be booked as outlined above.

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Multi-use Athletics Training Facility

Though situated in different counties, the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina are united by a bridge over the river Shannon at the southern end of Lough Derg. Though technically two towns, they operate as one community with many shared cultural, recreational, and sporting facilities and clubs. One such club is Derg AC, which was founded in 2013. Despite its relatively short history, the club is now on the verge of opening a new athletics facility in Clarisford, a leafy 30-acre community park by the river Shannon that already hosts football, rugby, and scouting facilities.

The delivery of this athletics facility is the culmination of much planning and voluntary work by Derg AC and Clarisford Park. The facility has also been future proofed for future development in terms of drainage and groundworks. It has become a reality thanks to the keen fundraising efforts by members, donations from the local community, the local rugby club and the Boru Tri club, government grants, philanthropy, and unprecedented goodwill in terms of voluntary services (engineering, project management services, building services, maintenance, insurance sourcing, filming and photographic services including drone filming, and grant administration).

Derg AC’s hundreds of members, who range from ‘little athletics’ participants aged 5-7 years to ultra-marathon masters, now enjoy a floodlit 200m rubber-surfaced track with a 120m sprint straight, long jump, throws area, high jump area, outdoor gym, and a wheelchair-accessible inclusive athletics zone.

In the spirit of promoting health and fitness for everyone in the community, a casual park user/ad hoc user is welcome to use the facility on an individual basis during daylight hours. For regular use of the facilities, a goodwill donation to Derg AC would be greatly appreciated. Donate here. For all athletics/fitness group training sessions, goto Membership/Facility Booking Details

Inclusive Athletics

The inclusive athletics programme was set up in Jan 2019 and has gone from strength to strength with participant numbers doubling in that time. A number of children have transferred into mainstream sessions within the club. The inclusive athletics programme was featured in the Sports Partnership Annual Report for 2019 and local newspapers in 2020.

Juvenile Athletics

Derg AC juvenile athletics continues to go from strength to strength since the club was formed in 2013. The club competes in cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field seasons. The juvenile section of the club encourages participation at all levels and has been successful at county, provincial and national level across a range of events and age groups. Through the ongoing coach education programme, the club continues to expand the range of knowledge, skills, and expertise of our coaching team.

Masters Athletics

Masters athletes in Derg A.C. span a broad range of interests and abilities. Many members have looked to return to fitness later in life through our Couch-to-5k programme. Others seek to push themselves competitively. We have masters athletes representing the club and area most weekends in varied pursuits such as Parkrun, track sprinting and middle distance running, hill running, autumn cross country meets, and road races up to marathon distance and beyond. To date, some athletes have succeeded on European tracks and in gruelling races around the mountains of the continent. The masters section seeks to grow always and looks forward to making full use of the new track facility and local scenic trails with comradery, craic, and mutual support to the fore as ever.

Membership 2022

Athletics year runs from Jan - Dec and select More details to view membership options

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Derg AC is affliated with Athletics Ireland and offers a wide range and programmes. With the opening of the track, a number of new programmes are being added with additional training sessions. Please note that the programmes and schedule are provisional based on COVID guidelines. To view our provisional timetable Timetable

Child Safety

To help ensure the safety of your children attending athletics, could we ask you to ensure that the children in your care are accompanied to the track gate by an adult and that they are signed in. Children should also be collected from the track gate. Please inform the children in your care that the only time they can leave the track during training is when they are accompanied by coaches. If they need to use the toilet during training, they must be escorted by their parent or alternatively by two adults.