The club has always had a good relationship with the local GAA and many of the underage athletes developed into fine footballers. The Dunshaughlin team which have won the Meath Senior Football Championship in 2000, 2001 and 2002 and The Leinster football title in 2002 contain about 75% of former runners, the classic being Richie Kealy, who along with his 6 brothers and 2 sisters competed for the club in the 80’s and 90’s and would go on to win an All Ireland senior football medal with Meath in 1999 as his 2 nephews Aaron and Adam are forging their own career in athletics.
In the same era girls like Trisha Troy, Maggie Smith and Evelyn Geraghty won many Meath and Leinster titles while the most outstanding female juvenile was Shirley Dixon who finished 4th in both the U/13 and U/14 National cross country championships in 1989.
Family tradition has always been strong within the club with no less than 8 Kealys, 7 Jones’s,
5 Walsh’s, and Galloglys and 4 Fahy’s competing at one time.
The most famous runner to compete for the club was Ronan Keating of Boyzone fame who won an U/13 National 200metres Gold and 800metres bronze for the club back in 1990 and he went on to record times of 24.5 and 2.03 for the respective distances.
The most successful club athlete has been Tommy Maher who in a 24 year career to date has represented Ireland many times around the globe, including 4 major world championships, he has a half marathon and marathon best of 64.30 and 2.17.05 respectively, was 3rd on two occasions in the Dublin Marathon and leading Irishman 3 times.
Tommy also led the club to a few Leinster and National Road and cross country medals in the early 90’s with backing from Larry Smith, Declan Troy, Jack McCabe, Dermot Clarke, Domo Moran and Paddy Mangan.
Under the guidance of Benny Byrne the club had some fine juvenile athletes in this period , Ray Moloney and Ciaran Murray took individual silver medals in the Leinster U/11 cross country championships while Paul Sheehy, Eoin O’Herlihy, Kieran Hoarey and Kevin Ward linked up with Murray to win a Leinster team silver. Ciaran Murray and David McInerney went on to win a couple of Leinster track medals from 800 metres up to 3000 metres. Aisling O’Brien was the leading female juvenile distance runner at this time-making the top 10 at many national championships.