All-Ireland Master’s Indoor Championship

The timetable for the upcoming All-Ireland Master’s Indoor championship is available at the link below

http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/events-timetable/Masters_Indoor_Timetable_2018.pdf

County Novice Road Championship 18.02.2018

Once again, Moyne AC hosted a successful Novice Road Championship this Sunday. This event is always hotly contended and this year was no different. There was a slight change of course this year, which saw the athletes finish the final 300m on the track; the track allowing for swift and competitive finishes.

The club had 15 competitors in total, a ladies team of 8 and 7 men. A strong performance from our ladies team saw the gold team medal come to the club for the third year running, the first time that this was every accomplished by the club!

The 3k ladies race saw two superb athletes, Ciara Cummins (Nenagh Olympic) and Jacqueline Hughes (Thurles Crokes), battle hard from the start. Both women ran strong with Ciara edging Jacqueline to take the Novice Road Championship title in a blistering time of 10:59. Not far behind them there was a battle for bronze where Nuala Fitzgibbon saw off our own Angela Fogarty over the last 100m to take the medal. Louise Fogarty followed Angela home with a storming performance to finish 5th. Orla Healy was our next competitor to finish with a close finish on the line for 10th position. She was followed by Sarah Healy in 17th, Sharon Kiely in 25th, Sharon Cantwell in 27th, Ber Spillane in 30th and Liz Power in 33rd.In the exciting team event, Angela, Louise and Orla claimed gold with a score of 19 points, an event with only 4 points separating the three medalling teams (Clonmel AC 21 points, Thurles Crokes 23 points). Our Ladies ‘B’ team finished in 8th position.

The men’s event was just as exciting tackling the 6k course. Jimmy Boland (Clonmel AC.) was the winner of the event in a time of 19:29. Jimmy was followed home by Gareth McGlinchy and Dermot Hayes (both Dundrum AC). Liam Kelly, the first of our Moyne men, had a great run to finish in 6th position and was followed home by Stephen Flanagan who finished in 12th. Brian Carroll was the next to finish in 25th  followed by Louis Everard, Jodie Leahy, Patrick Bowe and Ray Power who were 42nd, 46th, 47th and 65th respectively. In the men’s team event, Moyne were 5th with a score of 85 points. Well done to everyone who competed.

A special credit must be given to all those that contributed to the smooth running of the event, thanks to all those who helped and came out to support on the day.

Many of the aforementioned athletes will now be eligible to run the County Novice ‘B’ road race, which takes place in Ballingarry. This event is confined to athletes who completed the “A” championships with the first eight men and the first five ladies in those championships excluded as well as previous individual winners. The distance remains the same as the Novice at 3k for ladies and 6k for the men.

Munster U13-U19 Indoor Championship

The Munster U/13 to U/19 Indoor Championships will be held in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on February 24th and 25th. The following athletes have been entered: Cormac Burke, Aaron McLaughlin, Tara Gleeson, Louise Hickey, Dylan McLaughlin, Shannon Boland, Katie Bergin, Jack Hickey, Seán Burke and Michael O’ Mahony. We wish them the very best of luck in these championships.

Munster Schools Cross Country Championships

The Munster Schools Cross Country takes place on the 23rd of February on the WIT Sports Campus, Carriganore, Waterford. This is the next day out for those who participated in the East Munster Cross Country two weeks ago in the same venue. Best of luck to our club representatives and their respective school teams.

Tipperary County U9-U12 & U13-Junior Indoor Championship

The County Indoor Championship will be held in Nenagh on the 3rd and 4th of March. The U13-Junior championship will be held on Saturday (3rd) and the U9-U12 juvenile championship will be held on Sunday(4th). All entries should be given to Geraldine by this Friday (23rd).

Club Lotto

There were two winners in the club lotto this week, Catherine Doran (Thurles) and Denis Maher (Templetouhy). Many thanks to everyone who contributed.

 

All Ireland “B” Cross Country Championships

The Irish Life Health Juvenile B and  XC Relays, Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championships were held in Clarinbridge, Co. Galway on Sunday last, February 11th.  Despite the snowy and almost freezing conditions 22 Moyne athletes competed.

First off were the Under 11 Girls where there was a field of 103 athletes competing. First home for Moyne AC and the Tipperary team was Saoirse Doran who placed a wonderful 14th position despite sticky and mucky underfoot conditions. Next followed Alana Spillane, Dearbhla Gleeson and Blathnaid Lloyd who ran strongly to finish 67th, 73rd and 82nd respectively. All four athletes helped place the Tipperary A team in 5th position and the club 9th. Next it was the Under 11 Boys who toed the start line. They had the same distance as their Under 11 Girl counterparts of 1,000m.  Adam Phelan ran a terrific race and finished 37th, followed by Denis Brolan 51st. Hot on the heels of Adam Spillane Leane was Frank Doyle, where they finished 70th and 72nd respectively with Fred Power 105th. The boys placed the Tipperary team 7th overall and the club 11th.

The Under 13 Girls race saw Helen Cleere finish strongly in 25th, followed by Mary Cussen who finished a respectable 43rd, followed by Louise Hickey 57th. Unfortunately, Tara Gleeson was unable to finish the race due to injury. There were five athletes competing for the club in the Under 13 category. Aaron Moore ran very convincingly to finish 20th. Not far behind him were Conor Gleeson 32nd,  David Doyle 47th, Bill Brolan 61st and Cormac Burke 69th. The boys helped the Tipperary team to 5th overall with the club placing 6th. Emma Gleeson was our sole representative in the Under 15 Girls race. Despite the mucky and soft conditions she finished strongly in 23rd position. In the Under 15 boys category our only competitor was Tomas Cussen who finished in 40th.

In the Masters competition, Ray Power ran a tough 7 km race to finish 30th in his category. Well done to all athletes who competed as they represented the club and Tipperary magnificently despite very difficult conditions.

Munster U9-U12 Indoor Championships

The Munster Indoor U9-U12 Championships were held last Saturday and Sunday. We had a super performance from Sarah McGinley who was 3rd in the U11 shot throwing 4.59 cms. This throw was only 2cms from silver. Aaron McLoughlin had a great performance to place 3rd in the U/12 walk. Also taking part were Jack Guilfoyle, Reiltin Morrissey, Alana Spillane and Saoirse Doran who ran very well in their respective heats. Well done everyone.

Munster U13-U19 Indoor Championships

The Munster U13-U19 Indoor Championships will take place on the 23rd and 24th of February. The entries for this event close on Friday so please ensure all entries are with Geraldine by Wednesday night.

County Novice Road Championships

The club are hosting the County Novice Road Championships on Sunday with a 12 noon start.  The ladies will race over 3k with the men running 6k. There is a slight change to the course with the finish of the race on the newly developed track.

The club are hopeful of having a strong contingent of ladies and men in action and all local support for them would be very much appreciated.  The ladies will be hoping to retain the County title from last year and our men are looking for a strong performance after their impressive County Road Relay performance. The Novice races are very competitive and best of luck to all athletes involved.  Entry closes on Thursday night so all athletes please ensure that you have given your name to Geraldine by Wednesday evening at the latest.  All athletes are also reminded that they must have their 2018 registration paid to Sharon be eligible to compete.  

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