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County Cross Country Championships

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The week has finally arrived when our athletes will commence their participation in this year’s cross country season. Sunday is the start of the championships when our athletes will compete in the County Even Age Juvenile and Novice Ladies & Men’s Cross Country hosted by Moycarkey-Coolcroo AC at the Turnpike, Two-Mile-Borris. The club prides itself in team participation so with this in mind we hope that all juvenile athletes from U10 to U/18 will make a special effort to compete with their club-mates while at Novice level this team spirit will also feature strongly with both our ladies and men fielding teams in what promises to be a great day of competition.  All juvenile athletes should be at the venue by 11.30am at the latest so that they have time to walk the course, collect their jersey and race number while our Novice athletes should be there by 12.30pm. Good luck to everyone competing on Sunday.

 

Tipperary Mini Marathon

The club had a strong contingent of runners at the Tipperary Mini Marathon in Clonmel on Sunday with nine members taking on the 10k event.  First home of the club runners was Sharon Kiely in 29th in a time of 48.45 followed by Sharon Cantwell 31st in 49.08 just yards ahead of Sinead Tynan in 32nd and timed at 49.20.  Ber Spillane came through for 60th in 52.16 with Edel Hickey 86th in 54.53.  Helena Loughnane finished 91st in 55.15 some 3 secs ahead of Sinead McLoughlin in 55.18 for 93rd place.  Catherine Dunne was our next finisher in 145th timed at 58.33 with Pauline O’Connell 206th in 61.19.  To have all our ladies in the top third of the field is excellent.  Well done to everyone involved.

SSE Airtricity Dublin Half Marathon

 

Brian Carroll continued his preparations for the Dublin Marathon in October with a run in the Dublin Half Marathon on Saturday last.  Despite the weather and the delayed start he ran a strong race over a tough course to finish in 1.31.18. Well done Brian.

Club Gym

The club gym has re-opened following the summer break.  Anyone interested in adding additional strength to their programmes is very welcome.  This week the gym is open on Monday and Wednesday morning from 9.30am to 11am only but from next week commencing 01st October it will also be open on Monday and Thursday nights from 7pm to 8.30pm.  Each session costs €5 with treadmills, cross-trainers, rower, multi-gym and stomach machine available. Programmes adapted to suit individuals.

Club Lotto

Congratulations to Siobhan Maher, Longorchard and Ciara O’Dwyer, Garrenroe who both came up for €20 in the Lucky Dip this week.  Thanks to everyone for continuing to support the club in our lotto venture.

Coaching Courses

The latest coaching courses on offer from Athletics Ireland are now up on their website www.athleticsireland.ie.  Two courses that may be of interest to club members and that are taking place in Tipperary are Assistant Coach in Clonmel on 07th October and Athletics Leader in our own clubhouse on 14th October.  The club is always looking for additional help at training so if there are any parents or even adult runners interested in contributing their time to the club please put your name down for either of these two courses.  On line entry is via the Athletics Ireland website but please contact Sinead McLoughlin as soon as possible to register. Courses will be cancelled if there are not enough people registered.

Inter Club Cross Country Champions

Participants in the Inter-Club CC Challenge

All roads led to The Commons on Thursday night for the annual inter-club cross country challege with athletes from our own club along with those from Moycarkey-Coolcroo, Coolquill and Moyglass availing of the hospitality afforded them by the host club Coolquill.  Over 60 athletes from U/5 to O/15 from the club took part with each person giving everything on the night.  There was great competition on offer with some excellent performances from athletes across all of the clubs.  Such was the committment of our own athletes to the event that the club retained the perpetual trophy for another year.  A big thank you to all who took part and to the parents who travelled on the night.  Your support is very much appreciated by the club.  Thanks also to the other clubs for the great competition and to Coolquill AC in providing the venue and the refreshments for everyone afterwards.  Presentation of medals will take place after training this Friday night to the following: – Isabella Jones, Maeve Leahy, Reailtin Morrisey, Ruth Phelan, Dearbhla Gleeson, Eleanor Doyle, Aoibhinn O’Dwyer, Ciara O’Dwyer, Molly Jones, Maria Doyle, Grainne Ryan, Emma Ryan, Gavin Doyle, Max Doyle, Blaithnead Lloyd, Liam Ryan, Frank Doyle, Alanna Spillane, Gavin Ryan, Adam Spillane, David Doyle, Ciara Joyce, Niamh Joyce, Lorcan Bourke, Charlie Tobin, Marty Kiely, Cormac Kiely, Jake Bowe, Aidan Bourke, Olive Spillane, Michael Doyle, William Morrisey, Jeffrey Morrisey, Senan Phelan, Jamie Blake, Jack Guilfoyle, Cait Doherty, Adam Phelan, Aoife Dwyer, Emma Gleeson, Louise Hickey, Ava Tobin, Kate Tobin, Daniel Tobin, Jack Flanagan, Arlene Flanagan, Billy Flanagan, Rogan Lyons, Helen Cleere, Zara Loughane, Katie Loughane, Grace Loughane, Amy Reddan, Jack Reddan, Danny Reddan, Ella McGinley, Sarah McGinley, Saoirse Doran, Cormac Bourke, Aaron McLoughlin, Dylan McLoughlin, Nathan Bowe.

Inter-Club Cross Country Challenge

The inter club cross country challenge will be hosted by Coolquill AC in the parish field in The Commons this Thursday night, 21st September, starting at 6.30pm.  Events – U/5 200mts, U/7 400mts, U/9 600mts, U/11 1,000mts, U/13 1,500mts and U/15 2,000mts.  We hope to see all athletes take part in this club event and to be in the venue by 6.10pm at the latest.

Big Lotto Win

Once again the club came up trumps in this week’s lotto draw with Carmel Campion, Boulabeha winning one of the top €1,000 prizes.  Congratulations Carmel and much happy spending.  Also amongst the winners was Stephen Flanagan, Gortnahoe who was a €20 winner in the Lucky Dip.  Many thanks to all who support the club lotto.  Tickets at €2 per week are available from the club house during the week.

Autumn 5k

The club had to cancel our autumn 5k on Sunday last due to a bereavement in the parish.  We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the Fanning Family on the unexpected death of their son Ronan who was a very talented member of the club in his juvenile years.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

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