Club Notes 17/02/2019

County Novice Road Championships

The county Novice road championship was held in Moyne again this year.  This competition attracts competitors and spectators from all over the county and always provides a scintillating day’s entertainment.  This year saw the smallest number of Moyne athletes compete, but it was certainly quality over quantity, with our Novice women finishing in 2nd position in the team event.

The first event of the day was the ladies 3k where there was a field of 29 athletes.  Moyne AC had three athletes toe the line: Angela Fogarty, Louise Fogarty and Sharon Cantwell. All three athletes are having super seasons and their performances proved true to form for them.  Angela was our first lady home with a gutsy performance to finish 4th overall in a time of 11:26. Louise finished closely in 6th position in a time of 11:37. Sharon Cantwell finished in 15th position with a massive PB of 12:35. The ladies’ performance rewarded them with a silver team medal overall.

The men had a 6k course to complete and we had two athletes compete among a field of 56 competitors. Brian Carroll and Thomas Percy were 32nd and 50th respectively. Brian ran a time of 23.32 and Thomas 26:15

The day would not have been a success without the generous support of our club members and volunteers. A big thank you to all who provided stewarding, catering and support on the day.

Munster U/12-U/19 Indoor Track & Field Championships

The Munster U/12 to U/19 Indoor Championship will be held over 2 days this weekend in Nenagh. The following athletes have been entered – Dearbhla Gleeson, Saoirse Doran, Adam Phelan, Alana Spillane, Sarah McGinley, Aaron McLaughlin, Aaron Moore, Dylan McLaughlin, Katie Bergin, Aisling Dwyer, Victoria Lupton, Louise Hickey, Emma Gleeson, Tara Gleeson and Jack Hickey. We wish them all the very best of luck.

First Aid Kit Sponsorship

Presentation of First Aid Kit

The club would like to sincerely thank Michael Hyland, Proprietor of Hyland’s, Careplus Pharmacy, Templemore for donating a first aid kit to the club. 

Munster Schools Cross Country Championships

Munster Schools Junior Boys Cross Country Championship

This event was held in Waterford IT last Friday and a huge performance from Aaron Moore, representing Thurles CBS, saw him finish 5th in the Junior Boys event and qualify for the All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships on 9th March in Clongowes Wood College, Clane.  Tara Gleeson representing Ursuline Thurles and David Doyle representing Thurles CBS both ran in the minor races finishing 63rd and 44th respectively.  Well done to all three club members. 

Munster U/9-U/11 Indoor Track & Field Championships

The Munster Indoor Championships took place recently in the Nenagh Indoor Stadium. Our four young athletes did very well in what was a massive competition and quality athletes in action.  Eleanor Doyle competed in the Girls U/11 60mts and Long Jump and had to contend with over 70 other athletes in these events.  She ran in the sixth of nine heats in the 60mts finishing 6th in a time of 10.61 with the top two from her heat advancing to the final such was the calibre of athlete she faced.  In the Long Jump she finished 47th with a leap of 2.63mts.  Approx. 50 athletes competed in the Girls U/11 600 with Ruth Phelan running in Heat 3 of five heats, finishing 7th overall in 2.17.62.  She faced over 65 athletes in the Long Jump to finish 30th with a leap of 2.98mts.  Billy Gleeson competed in the Boys U/11 600mts and with over 36 athletes in action he was in Heat 3 of 4 where he posted a time of 2.11.90 to finish 7th overall.  Our final athlete in action was Ciara Joyce who competed in the U/10 500mts and Long Jump.  Again, huge numbers took part with over 35 running the 500mts.  Ciara finished 3rd in her heat in 1.49.79 and had to wait for the overall results to see if a medal was forthcoming but such was the strength in dept of this competition that she finished 9th overall.  41 athletes competed in the Long Jump with Ciara 22nd with a jump of 2.83mts.  Well done to all four athletes on their achievements in this red-hot of competition. 

Munster Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships

Two Championship Best Performances, 15 individual medals and 3 sets of team relay medals plus several personal best times were the order of the day at the recent Munster Master Indoor Track & Field Championships.  13 athletes competed individually and as part of the club relay teams but both Ber Spillane (W35 400mts) and Liz Power (W55 60mts) rose above the rest as they set new Munster records in their respective events with victory in 1.09.65 and 11.13 respectively.  Indeed, it was Ber’s own club mates Kate Harrison and Siobhan Power who drove her to this record as they finished 2nd and 3rd in times of 1.09.86 and 1.10.07 which was also a personal best for Siobhan.  Ber also collected a bronze medal in the W35 60mts in 9.36 which was also a pb for her while finishing fourth in the W35 200mts in 31.49.  Liz added the W55 200mts title to her haul, winning it in a new pb time of 38.80 while also securing the silver medal in the W55 400mts in 1.36.13.  Kate Harrison also added another silver medal to her collection when finishing 2nd in the W35 200mts in 30.83.  Siobhan Power, in her first outing at this level, showed her potential by adding a silver medal in the W35 60mts (9.35) and a bronze medal in the W35 200mts (31.11) to her bronze in the W35 400mts mentioned above and again recorded personal best times in each of the events.  Sinead Tynan and Edel Delaney added further to the club’s success with Munster titles in the W45 200mts (34.99 and a pb) and W35 1,500mts (6.01.71) respectively with Sinead also winning two silver medals in the W45 60mts (10.69) and 400mts (1.15.97) which was another pb for her.  Our final individual medallist was Brigid Gleeson who finished 2nd in the W45 800mts in 2.51.50.  When it came to the relay teams the above athletes were joined by Patricia Ryan, Angela Brennan and Ann Ryan to form two teams at W35 level.  The team of Brigid Gleeson, Siobhan Power, Ber Spillane and Kate Harrison clocked 2.10.05 in their heat to win the Munster title while the team of Patricia Ryan, Sinead Tynan, Angela Brennan and Ann Ryan finished 2nd in their heat in 2.20.76 which saw them clinch the Munster bronze medals. 

Brendan Delaney, TJ Gleeson, Tom Percy and Ray Power competed in the Mens competition and while individual honours did not come their way, they gave a great display of team running in the M35 relay to finish third overall in a time of 2.00.15 and Munster bronze medals.  Considering for Brendan, TJ and Tom it was their first ever track competition so to produce this performance was a very creditable achievement.  Individual wise Brendan finished 5th in the M40 400mts (1.04.47) and 6th in the 200mts (29.07).  TJ was 5th in the M45 60mts (9.35) while Ray finished 4th in both the M55 400mts (1.10.06) and 200mts (30.90) and fifth in the 60tms (9.65) 

Congratulations to all our master athletes for their outstanding performances and they now look forward to the National Championships in Athlone on 10th March. 

Munster Senior & Junior Indoor Track & Field Championships

Seven individual medals and one set of relay medals were won by our junior and senior athletes in Nenagh two weeks ago with athletes also achieving personal bests over various distances.  Three athletes were crowned Munster Champions with Louise Fogarty winning the Senior Ladies 400mts in a new personal best of 1.07.50, Lorraine Healy the Senior 800mts in 2.35.46 and Dylan McLoughlin the Junior 800mts in 2.06.33 which was a massive improvement on his previous time.  Louise also claimed the silver medal in the Senior Ladies 800mts with Dylan doing likewise in the Junior 1,500mts in 4.33.00 with yet another personal best performance.  Jack Hickey also collected an individual silver medal when finishing second in the 400mts in 55.88 while Sharon Cantwell achieved a personal best in the Senior Ladies 1,500mts with a time of 5.33 which also saw her win an individual silver medal.  Katie Bergin and Aisling O’Dwyer gave away several years to their more seasoned campaigners at Junior level, but both did exceptionally well.  Katie finished 5th in both the 60mts in 8.54 and the 200mts in 27.70 while Aisling recorded two personal best time when finished 9th in the 60mts (8.91) and 10th in the 200mts (28.85).  Sean Burke is no stranger to this level of competition and came through for 5th in the 400mts (58.67) which is a personal best time for him and 9th in the 200mts (25.77).  Jack Hickey also competed in the 200mts posting a time of 24.98 to finish 7th overall.  The relay always generates great excitement and with Katie and Aisling joined by Emma Gleeson and Louise Hickey to make up the Senior team they gave it their all and a fantastic last 200mts leg by Katie saw the girls snatch victory and be crowned Munster champions in a great time of 1.56.83.  These were fantastic performances from all our junior and senior athletes and great credit is due to them on their dedication and commitment. 

Club Lotto

Sincere thanks to everyone for continuing to support our club lotto.  Your support and that of other fora has seen the loan drop from a high of €275,000 to just below €57,000.  There have not been many weeks, since the lotto started, that someone has not claimed a prize and this week Simon Moloney, Urlingford and Helen Grogan Ryan, Moyne Village were winners of €20 in the Lucky Dip. 

Anniversary Games

The club are hosting our Anniversary Games again this year.  This is a track & field evening meeting and will be run on Wednesday 10th July at 6.30pm.  There are races for junior, senior and masters from 200mts to the mile along with field events.  The major races are the Senior Men’s mile and Ladies 800mts.  Cash prizes on offer for all races.  An attempt on a sub four-minute mile and a sub 2.05 800mts will be on offer with additional bonuses if they succeed.   All interested please get in contact with the club by e-mail at hello@moyneathleticclub.com or contacting Martin on 087- 2681524 or John on 086-8403515.  Keep an eye to our website and Facebook page for updates. 

Notes of 10/02/2019

Munster U/9-U/11 Indoor Track & Field Championships

The Munster Indoor Championships took place on Saturday last in Nenagh Indoor Stadium. We had 4 juvenile athletes representing the club and they placed well in their respective heats. Ciara Joyce competed in the U10 500m and the long jump. In the U11 age group, Billy Gleeson ran in the 600m. Eleanor Doyle competed in the 60m and the long jump and Ruth Phelan ran in the 600m while also competing in the long jump.  At time of posting the full results were not to hand but well done to you all on what was a major championship to be part of. We will update as soon as results are to hand.

Munster Junior, Senior & Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships 

Nenagh Indoor Stadium was a hive of activity on Sunday when the Munster Junior, Senior & Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships took place.  Entries were up on previous years, but our 25 competing athletes did not let that phase them as they produced some stunning performances including Munster Championship Best Performances and Personal Bests over the various distances from sprints to middle distance.  Medals of all colours were won by our youngest to oldest but as full details of these excellent results were not to hand at time of posting, we will update site as soon as they become available.

County Novice Road Championships

The club will host the County Novice Road Championships this Sunday 17th February.  The races get underway with the ladies 3k at 12 noon followed immediately by the men’s 6k.  The race takes place around the usual Burma route and being on home ground we hope to field teams in both the ladies and men events.  Support for the athletes appreciated.  Donations of sandwiches and confectionary would be welcome.  Anyone interested in helping on the day please talk to one of the club officials. 

Munster U/12-U/19 Indoor Track & Field Championships

These Championships take place on the weekend of 23rd/24th February in the Nenagh Indoor Arena.  All athletes wishing to be entered in this championship should give their name to Geraldine at training this week. 

Anniversary Games

The club are hosting our Anniversary Games again this year.  This is a track & field evening meeting and will be run on Wednesday 10th July at 6.30pm.  There are races for junior, senior and masters from 200mts to the mile along with field events.  The major races are the Senior Men’s mile and Ladies 800mts.  Cash prizes on offer for all races.  An attempt on a sub four-minute mile and a sub 2.05 800mts will be on offer with additional bonuses if they succeed.   All interested please get in contact with the club by e-mail at hello@moyneathleticclub.com or contacting Martin on 087- 2681524 or John on 086-8403515.  Keep an eye to our website and Facebook page for updates. 

AIT International Grand Prix

Wednesday evening next, 13th February, sees the staging of the AIT International Grand Prix in the Athlone Indoor Track Facility.  A bus load of club members will travel to this top-class indoor meeting where senior athletes from both home and abroad will showcase their talent. It’s a great opportunity for the club to see this talent on home soil so our thanks to those who organised the tickets and travel.  A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed. 

County Tipperary Star Awards

Club members will be honoured at the County Tipperary Star Awards in the Horse & Jockey Hotel on Friday night next, 8th February starting at 7.30pm. Being presented with certificates will be Munster Indoor F35 400mts Record Breaker (1.19.92) – Edel Delaney, National Masters 4 x 400mts Champions and 4 x 200mts Indoor National Bronze Medallists – Kate Harrison, Brigid Gleeson, Bernadette Spillane and Edel Delaney and Aaron Moore as part of the Tipperary U/14 Cross Country Team that won silver at the National Cross Country Championships. Congratulations to all on their achievements.

Munster U/9-U/11 Indoor Track & Field Championships

These championships take place on Saturday next in the Nenagh Olympic Indoor Complex with the following athletes entered – Billy Gleeson, Ruth Phelan, Eleanor Doyle and Ciara Joyce taking part. We wish all the athletes the very best of luck.

Munster Junior, Senior & Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships

These championships take place in the Nenagh Olympic Indoor Stadium next weekend and the club will be represented in both the ladies and mens competitions. 23 athletes will don the green and gold at the event and we wish them all the very best of luck. Competing are Jack Hickey, Sean Burke, Ray Power, Richie Daly, TJ Gleeson, Brendan Delaney, Tom Percy, Stephen Flanagan, Bernadette Spillane, Sinead Tynan, Brigid Gleeson, Edel Delaney, Liz Power, Kate Harrison, Siobhan Power, Sharon Cantwell, Louise Fogarty, Lorraine Healy, Aisling Maher, Katie Bergin, Caoilinn Smith, Aisling O’Dwyer and Emma Gleeson.

All Ireland Masters Cross Country Championships

Tipperary Masters Team

Angela Fogarty was our lone athlete competing in the National Masters Cross Country Championships in Dundalk IT on Sunday. Still a novice in terms of competing at national level, Angela gave a performance that showed plenty of guts and determination to finish 34th overall and third Tipperary athlete across the line. When breaking down the field into the various categories of competition Angela was a top 12 finished in the O/35 section in 12th place. What an achievement at this level of competition. It was hard luck on Angela and the rest of the Tipperary squad as they just missed out on national medals finishing fourth in the inter-county competition.

All Ireland Juvenile “B” Cross Country Championships

Some of our Parents, Athletes and Mentors in Dundalk

The final race of the cross country season took place in Dundalk IT on Sunday 3rd February. Moyne AC had 23 juvenile athletes entered on the day, however due to illness and traffic delays due to road collision, a few athletes sadly missed out on competing on the day. These athletes were Jack Gleeson, Denis Brolan and Shane Moloney.

First up were the U/11 Girls running 1,000m. Alana Spillane ran a great race finishing in 11th place and earning herself a national individual bronze medal. Alana was followed home by Dearbhla Gleeson 70th, Ruth Phelan 73rd and Meabh Leahy 90th. The club finished 9th in the team competition with Alana, Dearbhla and Ruth on the Tipperary team that finished 7th.

The U/11 Boys also ran 1,000m and were led home by Billy Gleeson in 44th position, with Jack Reddan 56th, Jim O’Neill 62nd, Rógan Lyons 65th and Bill Cussen 87th.  The Boys finished 11th in the team competition with Billy and Jack members of the Tipperary team that finished 6th.

Next up were U/13 Girls, running 1,500m with Amy Reddan finishing in 48th, Saoirse Doran 58th, Aisling O’Loughlin 72nd and Blathnaid Lloyd 90th. The club finished 11th overall with Amy and Saoirse on the Tipperary team that finished 5th. David Doyle led the U/13 boys home in an excellent 15th place, Jack Flanagan followed in 44th, Adam Phelan 51st, Frank Doyle 63rd and Paddy Cussen 71st.  These boys finished just outside the medals for Tipperary in 4th place with the club team finishing in 6th.

Mary & Tomás Cussen were our only competitors in the U/15 races, running 2,500m, Mary finished in 30th and Tomás finished 37th.

Well done to all athletes for competing today!

All Ireland Juvenile “B” & Masters Cross Country Championships

Sunday next, 3rd February, brings the curtain down on the cross country season with the staging of the All Ireland Juvenile “B” and Masters Cross Country Championships in Dundalk IT. The club have 24 athletes travelling to the event and the following are wished the very best of luck – Boys U/11 – Billy Gleeson, Jim O’Neill, Denis Brolan, Jack Reddan, Rogan Lyons, Bill Cussen, Shane Moloney. Girls U/11- Alana Spillane, Dearbhla Gleeson, Ruth Phelan, Maeve Leahy. Girls U/13 – Saoirse Doran, Blathnaid Lloyd, Amy Reddan, Aisling O’Loughlin. Boys U/13 – David Doyle, Frank Doyle, Jack Gleeson, Jack Flanagan, Adam Phelan, Paddy Cussen. Girls U/15 – Mary Cussen. Boys U/15 – Tomas Cussen. Masters Ladies – Angela Fogarty.

National Junior Indoor Track & Field Championships

Katie Bergin & Sean Burke represented the club in this highly regarded event on the irish athletics calendar. Katie was competing in the Ladies Junior 60mts and 200mts with Sean in action in the Men’s Junior 200mts.

Competition was very competitive with national and international stars in action and indeed in her heat of the 60mts Katie had international athlete Patience Jumbo-Guala as a competitor and this heat saw three athletes qualify for the final, such was the quality on offer with Patience finishing second overall. Katie finished 5th in the heat in a time of 8.38. It was then on to the 200mts where again against strong opposition including the overall winner Davicia Patterson, Beechmount Harriers, Katie finished 4th in a pb of 27.20. Nothing easy in these championships! Well done Katie and there is certainly much to look forward to in your next championship outing.

Sean also had to contend with top class opposition in his 200mts with over 20 athletes entered. Such was the competitive nature of his heat that two of the athletes qualified for the final of the event with Sean finishing 5th in a new pb of 25.16. Nothing like competition to get the best out of a person! Well done Sean on a terrific competition.

County Road Relay Championships

Clonoulty was the venue for the county road relays that started off the road season on Sunday last. Thankfully, it was a dry day, with a cold wind that reminded everyone that winter is still well and truly with us! We had 12 athletes competing for the club comprising of two ladies teams and one men’s team.

Clonoulty was the venue for the county road relays that started off the road season on Sunday last. Thankfully, it was a dry day, with a cold wind that reminded everyone that winter is still well and truly with us! We had 12 athletes competing for the club comprising of two ladies teams and one men’s team.

First out, at noon, were the ladies.  We were fortunate to have 2 teams competing for the club – one in the ‘A’ and the second team in the ‘B’ competition with all teams starting together. Brigid Gleeson ran the first 800m leg that began on the road and saw the athletes sprinting into the GAA grounds. Her strong finish helped Sharon Cantwell to keep their good position in the 1,500m leg of the relay. Next was Emma Gleeson who ran a very convincing 800m leg, where she gained great ground for the team. Angela Fogarty completed the final leg of the relay, which was a challenging 3,000m. It was a close battle for 2nd and 3rd position but Angela pulled away in her final 800m to clinch the bronze team medal in the ‘A’ category. In the ‘B’ category, Susan Fogarty, who thankfully stepped in at the last minute, ran the first 800m leg, coming in hot on Brigid’s heels. Edel Delaney’s consistent pace in the 1,500m leg kept the team well in contention. Ber Spillane set off on the 3rd leg of 800m making great strides to set Siobhan Power up for the 3000m leg. She ran evenly until the last 300m when pressure from the Dundrum athlete threatned and she accelerated away to clinch the bronze team medal.

Once the ladies relays were completed, the men’s teams got into position. First out for Moyne AC was Richie Daly who sprinted the 800m down to the second runner on the team, Nathan Bowe. Nathan ran the 1,500m strongly and passed the baton to Brendan Delaney. Brendan, who also stepped into the team at the last minute, ran a convincing 800m leg where Jodie Sweeney completed the last 3,000m leg of the relay, which sees the athletes undertake the hill on the far side of the grounds four times. They finished 6th overall and 3rd in the ‘B’ category. Well done to all the athletes who represented the club proudly and effectively!!

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