Lorraine Healy

Burma Road Series

The Burma Club challenge will take place again this year. This popular series will start on the 09th of May and will take place for the following 5 Wednesdays following. This is a great event to take part in; for people of all fitness levels and interest. Interested parties should contact a committee member or sign-up at a training session during the upcoming weeks.

Intermediate County Road Championships

The Intermediate County Road championships have been re-set to Sunday the 8th of April. The event will be held in Faugheen at 12pm. The ladies event is 4k and the mens event is 8k. Good luck to all athletes competing.

Novice ‘B’ Road Championship, Ballingarry

 

The Novice ‘B’ County Championships took place in Ballingarry on Sunday. The ladies ran 3km and the men ran 6k with excellent running conditions. And what an excellent day for the club it was! Stephen Flanagan was crowned county champion over the 6k course in a time of 20 minutes 53 seconds. This completes the double for Stephen, who won the Novice ‘B’ County Cross-Country this autumn.  This terrific performance led the Moyne AC men to silver in the men’s team competition. Brian Carroll and Louis Everard were the second and third scorers on this team, finishing in 9th and 16th respectively.  Patrick Bowe had a good run placing in 23rd place in a time of 24minutes 12 seconds with Ray Power finished 35th in a time of 29 minutes 22 seconds.

 

The women also had an impressive day out, with Sharon Kiely, Sharon Cantwell and Liz Power finishing in the Bronze medal position. Sharon K led the girls home in 9th position, followed closely by Sharon Cantwell (who was recovering from a flu) in 10th. Liz Power finished in 12th position. Well done to all involved. Such a great achievement for the club to medal in both the women and mens competition.

 

European Masters Athletic Championships Indoors

Congratulations to our own Kate Harrison who represented Ireland in the recent European Masters Championships Indoors. Kate represented Ireland in both the 200m and the 4x200m, alongside teammates Sinead O’Regan, Annette Durkan and Maria Dunne.

Kate’s first event was the 200m where there were two Irish representatives. Kate finished 5th in the heat on Thursday and placed 18th overall with a performance matching her national performance two weeks previous. Following from this, Kate ran in the 4x200m on Saturday. Kate and her team performed well to finish in 5th place overall.  Congratulations Kate, such a wonderful experience to have international championship experience.

Also worth a mention was Simon Everard’s performance in the 4x200m. A former Moyne AC. athlete, Simon now runs for Crusaders AC. in Dublin. Simon was part of the Irish 4x200m relay team who claimed the bronze medal at the championships. Well done Simon.

Club Meeting

There will be a club committee meeting on Thursday at 8:30pm in the clubhouse. Any interested parents or athletes are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Upcoming Events

Moyne AC Track and Field League 2018

The club is holding a summer track and field league for all eligible interested athletes.  The event will be held over 4 dates, the opening date is arranged to take place on the 19th of April and subsequent dates in May, June and July (TBC). The league is based on teams of 5, with 4 athletes scoring each night. The team competition is scored using an international points scoring system, rather than placed based. Each night, athletes will compete in two preferred events, followed by a medley relay.  This event is open to all athletes over the age of 14, both male and female. Participation of all eligible athletes is encouraged however a commitment to the four nights competition is important. Please contact a committee member if interested in signing up for what is sure to be a very exciting and entertaining event.

Further information on this event will be provided in the upcoming weeks.

 

 

Annual Mini-Marathon

The Annual Moyne AC Mini-Marathon will take place this year on Monday, the 4th of June. There will both a 5k walk and 10k road race. This is always a very enjoyable event, more information will be provided at a later date.

 

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.

 

Burma Challenge

The club are getting prepared to organise the Burma challenge for summer 2018. Before deciding on event details, the committee would like to hear from those who would be interested in taking part. Please contact John, or any of the committee members if interested.

Munster Road

The Munster Road Championships for both Women and Men takes place in Castlelyons on Easter Monday at 1pm. The Online Registrations closes at midnight on Wednesday 28th March, please contact Geraldine if interested in competing in this event.

Upcoming Road & Track and Field Events

Road Fixtures

2nd April – Munster 4 Mile Road Championships – Kerry

8th April-Intermediate County Championships (Rescheduled)

22rd April – County Masters Road Championships– Clonmel

4th June – Moyne Mini Marathon 5k and 10k road

22rd July – County Senior Road Championships – Dundrum

 

Track and Field Fixtures

2nd April- Tipperary Throw’s event (with 1 mile and 400m)

29th April- County Senior Track and Field-Templemore

12th May-County U12-U19 Track and Field-Templemore

13th May-County U9-U12 Track and Field-Templemore

2nd & 3rd May- Munster U12-U13 Juvenile Track and Field- Ennis, Co. Clare

10th June-Munster Senior Track and Field- Castleisland, Kerry

16th & 17th June- Munster U14-U19 Track and Field, Waterford

County Juvenile Indoor Championships

County U9 to U12 Indoor Championships

The County U9 to U12 Indoor Championships took place on Saturday 10th March in Nenagh AC Indoor Stadium with 43 athletes from the club competing. The club brought home 8 individual medals – 1 gold, 5 silver, 2 bronze and 3 team medals for the relays.

The gold medal winner was Eleanor Doyle in the girls U10 60m Silver Race. Silver medals were won by Olive Spillane-Leane in the girls U9 300m, Blaithnaid Lloyd in the girls U12 High Jump, Billy Gleeson in the boys U10 300m, Seán Boland in the U 11 60m Silver Race and Adam Spillane-Leane in the boys U12 High Jump. Bronze medals went to Jack Guilfoyle in the boys U9 60m Gold Race and to Daniel Tobin in the boys U11 60m Silver Race.

Moyne AC had 2 girls’ U9 relay teams bringing home silver and bronze for the club. Silver Medal winners were Maria Doyle, Ciara Joyce, Niamh Gleeson & Olive Spillane-Leane. Bronze medallists were Molly Jones, Ruth Hickey, Ailish Concagh & Ciara O’Dwyer. The boys U 12 team of Adam Spillane-Leane, Liam Ryan, John Delaney & Jack Flanagan also brought home bronze medals coming third in their race.

Also competing on the day were Ailis Concagh, Kate Concagh, Daithi Cussen, Ruth Phelan, Reiltín Morrissey, Ava Tobin, Kate Tobin, Aoibhin O’Dwyer, Sarah McGinley, Isabella Jones, Emma Delaney, Maebh Leahy, Dearbhla Gleeson, Alana Spillane, Denis Brolan, Bill Cussen, Darragh Hickey, Jack Reddan, Kate Delaney, Cara Delaney, Saoirse Doran, Adam Phelan, Jack Gleeson, Frank Doyle, Fred Power & Paddy Cussen.

Congratulations & well done to all athletes and a thank you to all the parents for their support and encouragement to all the athletes throughout the day.

County U13 to Junior Indoor Championships

On Sunday 11th March, it was the turn of the U13 to Junior athletes to compete in the County Indoor Championships. There were 16 athletes from the club taking part in the track and field competition.

Both Emma Hickey and Tara Gleeson were competing in the U13 Long Jump where they made throws of 3.21m and 3.14m respectively. Louise Hickey came 3rd in U14 60H in 11.84, 4th in the Shot Put, 4th in the Long Jump, 5th in 60m and 5th in the 800m. Also in the U14 category was Tara Gleeson who came 7th in the Long Jump and threw 6.16m in the Shot Put. Emma Gleeson came 1st in the Girls U16 High Jump and 4th in the 800m. The U14 Girls relay team members were Louise Hickey, Tara Gleeson, Emma Hickey and Clodagh Gleeson who finished 5th. Both Katie Bergin and Shannon Boland were competing in the Junior Women category. Katie came 2nd in the 400m in 1.03.48 and 5th in both the 60m in 8.86 and Long Jump. Unfortunately, Shannon was unable to finish the 400m.

In the U13 Boys competition, Cathal Guilfoyle ran in the 60m coming 7th. Aaron Meakin competed in the U13 60m and Long Jump, Jake Bowe and Aaron Moore ran in the U14 800m with Aaron finishing 3rd overall. Also U14 was Conor Gleeson who finished 5th in the 60m while Aaron McLaughlin came 2nd in the 1km walk. The U14 relay team finished 2nd and they were Jake Bowe, Aaron Moore, Conor Gleeson and Aaron McLaughlin. Aidan Meakin finished 3rd in the U16 Long Jump and 4th in the 60m. Dylan McLaughlin and Jack Hickey were our Junior Men representatives. Dylan took part in the 1500m where he finished 2nd in 4.42.64. Jack finished 3rd in both the 400m in 56.06 and the Shot Put throwing 8.11m. He also finished 4th in 60m in 7.72.

These are wonderful results from Nenagh and all athletes who competed should be extremely proud of themselves as all their hard training is paying off

All-Ireland Master’s Indoor Championships

The All-Ireland Master’s Indoor Championships, postponed from the 4th of March, took place this Saturday in the Athlone Institute of Technology Indoor Arena. The club had a record number of competitors competing for the club in these championships with eight women and one male sporting the green and gold singlet.  ‘Storm Emma’ was not going to affect our athletes’ determination and this was demonstrated with a total of eleven All-Ireland Medals brought home to the club. This is a terrific achievement for the club and all athletes involved should be very proud of their achievements.

Naomi Treacy was only field competitor of the day and she certainly set the standard  for those on the track, with a bronze medal winning performance in the women’s O35’s Shot Putt. Naomi had a splendid throw of 6.92cm which is a season’s best for Naomi.

On the track, we had two competitors in the women’s O35 60 metres, Kate Harrison and Ber Spillane. Both ladies were very competitive and little separated the two. On the line, Kate took the bronze medal with a time of 9:30 and Ber was fourth in a time of 9:42.

The pair lined up again in the women’s O35 200m later on in the afternoon and both ladies were, once again, competitive in this event. Just less than one second separated the pair on the line as Kate finished third in a time of 30.76 and Ber fourth in a time of 31.52. Kate’s double All-Ireland Master’s bronze medals will give her great confidence for next week’s trip to Madrid where the European Master’s Indoor competition is taking place. Kate intends to compete in the 200m and the 4x200m relay. Kate is the club’s first master athlete to represent Ireland on the European stage. We wish her the very best with this endeavour.

Also running 60m, was Liz Power who ran 11.38 to finish in 5th position in the O50 category. Her husband, Ray Power, ran the 60m in the men’s O55 60m in a time of 9:87 and also finished in 5th position. Ray also ran in the men’s O55 200m in a time of 31.71 to finish in 7th position.

Going up in the distances we saw Edel Delaney compete in the 400m in the O35 category. A strong run from Edel saw her take the bronze medal in this category in a time of 75 seconds.

The ladies O45 800m competition saw Bridget Gleeson claim the bronze medal. In this competitive race Bridget fought hard to be within 5 seconds from the winner. She was rewarded for this brave performance with a PB performance of 2:49. Following on from this, Angela Fogarty competed in the O35 3000m. This race was hotly contended with the silver medallist at the All-Ireland Senior championships, Kelly Neely, taking the title. Angela ran a strong race to come home in 5th position in a season’s best performance of 11:42.

The highly successful day was topped off with a great performance by our ladies in the 4x200m. The team of Ber Spillane, Edel Delaney, Angela Fogarty, Kate Harrison, Bridget Gleeson and Sinead Tynan claimed the bronze medal at a battle to the line against Dunboyne AC in a time of 2:09.

Irish University Cross-Country Championships

On Saturday, we had Orla Healy compete in the Irish University Cross-country championships which took place in Santry. Orla

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