There was always a great Athletic tradition in Clonmel and surrounding areas down through the years. In 1967 Bord Luthchleas na hEireann (BLE) was formed and the Club affiliated to this organization and enjoyed a good degree of success at the Adult level. Then in 1968 Bord Luathcleas Organach na hEireann (BLOE) was formed to look after Juvenile Athletics. In 1971 it was decided to form a Juvenile Club to cater to Juveniles and affiliate to this organization. This part of the Club thrived and achieved a great level of success at the County, Munster, and National levels. As time progressed both sides of the Club gelled into one and has been very successful at Juvenile, Senior and Masters levels ever since.
All of this wouldn't be possible but for the fantastic voluntary help from everyone in the club down through the years and that voluntary help is just as prominent now as at any time.
This site contains all the events the Club has promoted especially since 1981 when we started promoting races to encourage Adults to take up running. This site also contains Juvenile and Senior results over the years.
I hope you enjoy going down memory lane and hopefully, over time, we will add photos to this site as well. Our main active site is at www.clonmelac.com.
In 2011 we celebrated our 40th Anniversary in the Clonmel Park Hotel and co-founder of the Juvenile Club, Joe Holden was present and he wrote this article on how the Club was formed in 1971 and a ramble down memory lane.