Sunday 30th April is the date for the County Junior, Senior & Masters Track and Field Championships. These will be held in Templemore with a 1.30pm start. Once again all athletes who intend to compete are asked to check out the events on offer and send their entry to Geraldine Hickey as soon as possible. Closing date for these event which are also on-line is Wednesday 26th April.
These championships take place on Sunday next 23rd April in Dundrum with a 1pm start. The junior event is run over 3k for both men and women and we hope to have a number of our juniors taking part. The senior ladies race is over 5k with the men running 10k and again we hope to have a good representation from the club competing. On-line entry is now live with a closing date of 20th April. All athletes will need to give their names to Geraldine Hickey by the 19th at the latest to ensure they are entered. Best of luck to all competing.
The club will hold its annual church gate collection the weekend of 22nd/23rd April before all masses in Moyne and Templetuohy. Help is needed at these collections from parents and athletes. Please give your name in at training this week. Thanks to everyone who has contributed at these collections previously. Your continued support of the club would be very much appreciated.
The inter-club track and field challenge takes place on the club track this Friday night, 21st April commencing at 6.30pm. The clubs involved are Moyne, Moycarkey-Coolcroo, Coolquill and Moyglass. In excess of 200 young athletes from U/7 to U/17 will take part in a variety of track and field events. The format is based on a points system with all athletes earning points for their respective clubs based on their finishing positions. There is no individual winners but an overall club winner. All who take part will receive a medal for their efforts. We hope that all our members will turn out in strength and help to retain the “John Flynn” Cup for another year. All athletes should be at the track at 6pm in what promises to be a great night’s competition.
There will be no training this Friday night, Good Friday. Training resumes as normal on Tuesday at 7.30pm.
Now in its 14th year the annual Burma Challenge will commence on Wednesday 10th May and continue each Wednesday over the following 4 weeks. This event has been a great success since its inception and this year should see that success continue. Everyone over 15 is welcome to take part and they can walk, jog or run the 5k. For just €10 for the four nights it represents great value for money. Everyone starts together on 10th May, the Handicap night is on 17th May, Predict your Time is on 24th May with the Relay on 31st May. Why not come along and enjoy the comraderie and fun.
Now in its 8th year and firmly established on the racing calendar our annual mini marathon takes place on Monday 5th June at 12 noon from Moyne Sportsfield. This year we will just concentrate on the 10k distance leaving our 5k events for January and September. Everyone is welcome to walk, jog or race the 10k which will be over our by now very familiar Killoran route. This is a relatively flat route and one where participants can anticipate a personal best should the weather favour us. More details on the event in later notes.
These championships are just around the corner – Sunday 23rd April in Dundrum with a 1pm start. The junior event is run over 3k for both men and women and eligible athletes must be Over 16 and Under 20 in 2017. The senior ladies race over 5k with the men running 10k and athletes must be 20 or older in 2017 to compete. It is hoped to have a good representation from the club competing. On-line entry will soon be live so all athletes will need to give their names to John Flynn/Geraldine Hickey before the end of this week to ensure that they are entered.
Congratulations to all our athletes who performed in Killea and Dublin at the weekend. Distances varied from 5k, 10k and 10mile with everyone putting in a great effort. Great to see the Moyne colours on display.
Congratulations to all our athletes who competed for their respective schools at the County Tipperary Schools Track & Field Championships held in Templemore last week. Special mention to Katie Bergin who finished 2nd in the Intermediate Girls Long Jump, Cathy Hogan 2nd in the Minor Girls Long Jump, Dylan McLoughlin 2nd in the Intermediate Boys 800mts and Jack Hickey 3rd in the Intermediate Boys 400mts.