Welcome to St. Coca's AC
St Coca's athletic club is based in Kilcock, Co Kildare. It is a competitive athletic club catering for athletes in the north Kildare/west Meath areas. The original Kilcock and Newtown athletic club was formed in the late 70’s and operated under NACAI (National Athletics and Cultural Association of Ireland) rules. In its early days it undertook an ambitious and successful fundraising drive and built a 400m, 8 lane, all weather running track which is still in use by the club to this day. In 1999 an amalgamation of NACAI and BLE (Bord Lúthchleas na hÉireann) took place and the Athletic Association of Ireland (AAI) was formed and became the national governing body for the sport in Ireland. To reflect the change the club renamed at this time to St Coca's AC, taking the name of the local parish saint.
The club have been regular competitors and medal winners at all levels of competition in the country with a number of athletes going on to represent Ireland internationally.
The club have a vibrant juvenile membership competing firstly at Kildare county level and subsequently at Leinster and All Ireland. Over the years the adult membership in the club has become more organised and a progressive group now train for events ranging in distance from 5k up to and including marathons.
The club proudly uphold the aim of the founding members all those years ago to provide a club open to all and to provide opportunity and facilities to train. Upgrades to the club facilities take place regularly and improving these facilities remains an ongoing objective of the club. Make sure to visit this website regularly to read all our updates.
St. Coca's AC is a member of Athletics Ireland and has adopted their policies in relation to child welfare. These policies can be found at the link: Athletics Ireland Policies
National Award for St Coca's AC
St Coca's AC were presented with the John Smyth perpetual trophy on March 19th 2022 for the most successful club at the All Ireland B Cross Country Championships held in Castlelyons Co. Cork.