Le Chéile Athletic Club was founded in 2003 to offer the people of Leixlip, Maynooth and surrounding areas the opportunity to partake, regardless of their ability, in all athletics disciplines at a club, county and national level. Outside of competition, the club offers its members the opportunity to get fit and stay healthy in a fun environment. We currently have over 300 members, making us one of the largest clubs in Leinster. The club have recently moved in to its new all-weather track facility, construction having been completed in the summer of 2013. The project was funded by the National Lottery, Kildare County Council and through Club fundraising
Our juvenile section caters for athletes from age seven upwards covering various athletic events and competing at county, provincial and national level, Indoor, track &field and cross country. There is a very strong family element to the club with parents of many of our juvenile athletes participating as athletes in their own right, assisting as coaches and child welfare officers and also serving on the committee.
Our new track is allowing us to diversify the number of events and activities that we can offer to our athletes, with a new Senior Track & Field group having started in the last twelve months to join our established Fit4Life, Mountain Running and Juvenile sections