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Tipperary Throws Festival

The annual Tipperary throws festival will take place on the 2nd of April. This year, this event also includes a 400m and 1 mile race. This is a great opportunity for club members to get an electronically timed race before championship. Entries for each event is €5 and the competition starts at 12:30. The event is open to Junior (U/17) and senior athletes. Please see http://tipperaryathletics.com/forms/Tipperary%20Throws.pdf for more details.

Irish Health Juvenile Indoor Championship

On Sunday, the Irish Life Health Juvenile Indoor Championships (Day 2) took place in the Athlone Indoor arena. Despite the hazardous road conditions that morning, the championships went ahead. Two athletes represented the club at these championships. Dylan McLaughlin competed in the U17 1500m and his brother Aaron competed in the U14 1km walk. Dylan took to the track first in the 1500m where he finished in 4.57.74. Aaron finished 11th in the 1km walk in 6.38.78 which is a personal best for him. Well done to both Dylan and Aaron for representing the club wonderfully in such stiff competition from around the country.

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.  

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 last week in the same venue. Best of luck to our club representatives and their respective school teams.

Club Lotto

There were no winners of the club lotto this week, but many thanks to everyone for their continued support.  

Registration

All those attending training, irrespective of whether they are competing in competitions or not, must be registered for insurance purposes.  Everyone from 6 years of age and older should return all outstanding 2018 registration forms and fee to Sharon Cantwell within the next two weeks.

Upcoming County Road Fixtures

18th February – County Novice Road Championships – Moyne

18th March – County Intermediate Road Championships – Faugheen

25th March – County Novice “B” Road Championships – Ballingarry

02nd April – Munster 4 Mile Road Championships – Kerry

22rd April – County Masters Road Championships– Clonmel

22rd July – County Senior Road Championships – Dundrum

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