In 2011 the Dublin Community Games came to visit Donabate to recruit volunteers to form a local group. The Donabate Community Games was formed and the athletics group was where Dara Carr and Jennifer Tanner met for the first time. Two people with a love of sport and a background in athletics.In June 2011, 270 juveniles turned up to the trial, and athletes and volunteers proudly lined up behind the Donabate Portrane Community Games Flag in our royal blue and white.Soon afterwards, and with the help of Gerry Ronan we set up Lambay Sports Academy (which changed to LSA very quickly).Initially we were a juvenile club. Over the years our Juveniles participated in Dublin and National Championships and the Community Games. Several of our young athletes made it onto the podium over the years, and our first National medal was won by Glory Uzomefuna in the Under 12 600m National Indoor Championship in 2017.In April 2019 we added the Adult Running Group. We started with a womens Couch to 5k. Quickly it became apparent that more people were interested in longer distances and interval training. Fast forward 2 years and we now have a growing vibrant adult group catering from Couch to 5k, half and full marathon and interval groups. Our adult Track and Field group is growing in momentum with recent participation in the Dublin Graded Meets and Leinster Championships. As we mark our ten year anniversary it is fitting that some of our original Juvenile athletes are now competing as Seniors and assisting with coaching our next generation of young athletes and that the club now has a National Senior medal winner.Our vision is of a club for all generations bringing athletics to the peninsula. We’ve been around 10 years but we are only getting started and with the athletics track in Ballymastone coming closer to reality it looks like the next ten years will be even more exciting than the first! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook - Search “LSA”.