Training will resume this week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8pm for all children from 8 years of age and older who are interested in competing in the forthcoming cross country championships. All other training will resume in September.
A meeting of all officers and committee will take place on Thursday night next, 13th August, at 9pm in the club house. We hope to see you all there.
Three athletes from the club travelled to Ennis recently for the Munster Juvenile “B” Track and Field Championships and a huge congratulations to Dylan McLoughlin who came away with two Munster Individual medals. Dylan was pipped on the line for the gold medal in the Boys U/14 800mts by a mere 100th of a second. His time for winning the silver medal was 2.19.1 with the winner timed at 2.19.0. His second medal was also a silver one with a leap of 4.20 in the long jump. Also in action were Aaron McLoughlin who was very unlucky to just be out of the medals in the U/11 600mts finishing fourth while he also finished 8th in the Long Jump and Saoirse Doran who ran 1.00.9 in the Girls U/9 300mts to finish 6th and she also finished 5th in the Turbo Javelin in what is her first year of competition. Congratulations to Aaron and Saoirse on these fine performances.
Training has been ongoing now for the past couple of weeks with our secondary school athletes only. For those who have not yet commenced training it would be great to see you on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 8pm. Senior training has also resumed and many of our senior men have also joined in these sessions. We would encourage all our senior athletes, ladies and men, to participate in this training as the start of the cross country season is now only about 8 weeks away.
Congratulations to Pat Duggan, Centenary Co-Op who was a recent winner in the club lotto. Pat was the winner of €20 in the lucky dip. Once again many thanks to everyone for supporting the club lotto. As you are aware all monies raised are going to repaying the cost of developing the track.
Head Coach, Paddy Doyle recently facilitated a very interesting talk on training, fitness, targets etc. with a great turnout of adults and senior juveniles on the night. Those that did attend had very favourable comments to make afterwards and certainly benefitted from Paddy’s experience both as a coach and athlete.
Athletes from the County have been very successful in competitions over the past couple of weeks and the club would like to congratulate Daniel and David Ryan from neighbouring club Moycarkey-Coolcroo on their fantastic performances for Ireland at the European Youth Olympics and the Celtic Track & Field Championships. Special mention also to all County athletes who competed in the National Track & Field League. The ladies were crowned Division 1 champions while the men won the silver medals in the Premier Division. Congrats also to the management of both teams on these excellent performances.
Wednesday night next, 29th July, there will be a short club talk aimed at post primary and senior athletes within the club. Head Coach, Paddy Doyle is facilitating this talk and it would be in everyone’s interest to come along. Some of the topics to be spoken on are fitness/training, principles of training, setting targets/goals, training programmes etc. This promises to be a great and lively discussion so please make an effort to attend. The talk will take place immediately after training on Wednesday night.
With the cross country season looming in the horizon anyone interested in taking part should now be contemplating resuming training. Group training will resume shortly so keep a look out on the website/facebook for all the details.
Training has now resumed for post primary pupils only for the forthcoming cross country season. The sessions take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 8pm. Meeting point is the club house in Moyne Sports Ground. We hope to see all athletes back and if there is any post primary pupils interested in joining please feel free to come along to any of the sessions where you will be made most welcome.