Our History

Balbriggan and District AC was founded as a competitive club. Athletics is unique in the field of sport in that there is very little barrier to entry. A pair of running shoes, a singlet and a pair of shorts and most athletes have all the equipment they need to train and compete. This is particularly important in an area like Balbriggan, where high entry costs may prove prohibitive to many families. Often, our athletes are first introduced to the club by their parents or friends as a means to health and fitness.

Although athletes may join the club at any age, right up to adulthood, our goal is to encourage lifelong fitness, and this starts with our Little Athletics programme, and expands right through to our coaches’ active participation in other athletics-related groups and activities in the community.