Moyne Athletic Club Notes 20.08.2018

National 4 x 400mts Champions

Irish Life Masters T&F Championships

The Irish Life Masters T&F championships took place on Saturday last in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.  We had 6 athletes representing the club at this national competition.  Many of the athletes achieved personal best times and these performances, in turn, won a set of relay gold and 4 individual bronze medals.

First off was the W35 100m where there were 2 heats and final positions were determined by times.  Kate Harrison finished 7th in 14.27 and Ber Spillane 11th in 14.80 in this category.  Liz Power was also in action in the W55 100m where she sprinted home with a Pb of 17.75 earning her a bronze medal while her husband Ray finished 4th in the M55 100m in 16.14.

The same 4 athletes lined out for the 200m in their respective categories.  Again, there were 2 heats in the W35, which was also decided on times.  Kate powered for the finish line with a Pb of 29.33 in 3rd position.  Ber finished 9th, also with a Pb of 31.16.  Liz had another wonderful result where she finished 3rd in 38.01 at W55 level and Ray was 6th in the M55 in 33.35.

Next out was Brigid Gleeson in the W45 800m.  She ran a strong and steady race to take 4th position in a Pb time of 2.43.97.  This was another 4 seconds off her previous best time.  The 400m was the final individual race for the athletes.  First up were Ber and Edel Delaney where both got Pb’s.  Ber finished 4th in 1.10.77 and Edel 5th in 1.13.69.   Liz added yet another bronze medal to her collection in a Pb time of 1.30.00 in the W55 category and Ray finished 9th in the M55 in 1.14.18. With spirits on a high, Kate, Ber, Edel and Brigid lined out for the 4 x 400m relay where they did themselves proud – finishing in 1st place in 4.49.78.

Huge congratulations to all the athletes involved. The hard work, dedication and sacrifices have reaped dividends for them all.  Also a massive thank you must go to Martin Flynn for his time and dedication given over the last year where the track and field journey began for these athletes.

National League Finals

Tipperary Ladies and Men qualified for the finals of the National Track & Field League in Tullamore this weekend with Katie Bergin and Ellie Houlihan members of the ladies team.  Well done to both athletes on their performances particularly as they are so young and up against seasoned competitors.  Katie competed in the 100mts and the 4 x 100mts relay while Ellie competed in the 3,000mts.  Congratulations to all the athletes from Tipperary on their performances which saw the Men finish fourth and the Ladies eight.

Aldi National Community Games

Saoirse Doran and Billy Gleeson represented their respective parishes in the National Community Games in UL at the weekend. Saoirse finished 8th in her race – the Girls U/12 600mts – just missing out on qualifying for the final on Sunday.  Billy Gleeson finished 2nd in his race, the Boys U/10 200mts thus qualifying for the final and though not amongst the medallists did exceptionally well over the weekend. Well done to both athletes.

Club Lotto

There were no winners in the lotto this week. Thank you for your continued support.

Training

Training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm for athletes aged 8 and over who wish to run in the upcoming cross country season.  The first fixture will be held on the first Sunday in October.

Moyne Athletic Club Notes 10.08.2018

All-Ireland Master’s Track and Field Championships

The All-Ireland Master’s Track and Field championships will take place next weekend in Tullamore on the 18th of August. The club have 6 athletes entered in this competition; Bridget Gleeson, Ray Power, Ber Spillane, Kate Harrison, Liz Power and Edel Delaney. Best of Luck to all athletes and a big thank you to Martin who helped prepare these athletes for this event.

National League Final

The Final round of the national league will take place next weekend on the 19th of August. We have one athlete wearing the Tipperary vest, Katie Bergin, who will run in the 4x100m relay. The very best of luck to Katie and the Tipperary team in this event.

Cross-Country Training

Training will re-commence for athletes who are looking to compete over cross-country this season (8 years plus) will start back Tuesday (20th August) at 7:30pm. All new members are welcome to come along to training.

Club Notes 31.07.2018

Club Lotto

There was two winners in this week Club Lotto; John Moloney and Anna Daly. Well done to both.

70th Anniversary Games DVD

A DVD for the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary Games is available for the reasonable price of €10. If you are interested in purchasing a DVD please contact a committee member by this Friday. For those who have ordered a DVD they are available now for collection at training.

 

Club notes 22.07.2018

 

Tipperary Senior Road Championships, Dundrum

We had two athletes represent the club on Sunday in Dundrum. Sharon Cantwell and Brian Carroll both competed in the blistering heat and finished 18th and 27th respectively

Juvenile All-Ireland Track and Field Championships, Day 3

Day 3 of the Juvenile All-Ireland Track and Field Championships saw Dylan McLaughlin represent the club in the U17 1500m. This was one of the most competitive races of the day with 23 competitors competing for a spot in the national final. Dylan was drawn in the second heat and it was going to be a tough job to qualify with such stiff competition. Dylan ran a great race to produce a personal best performance of 4:27.95. Dylan was less than a second off the ‘fastest loser’s’ spot in the final. Well Done Dylan on the superb performance on the national stage.

Munster ‘B’ Championships, Cork IT.

Well done to Saoirse Doran who competed in the girl’s Under 12 600m. She ran very well to finish 5th overall in a time of 1:57. Well done Saoirse!

Upcoming Events

Senior National Track and Field Championship, Morton Stadium

The two-day National senior track and field championships will take place in Santry Saturday & Sunday. This is a thoroughly enjoyable day out for any athletic fan, particularly off the back on an exciting month of Irish athletics. Many of our guest athletes in the successful Anniversary Games will be competing as well as athletes bidding to compete in the upcoming European Championships.

Club Lotto

There were two winners of the club lotto this week- John & Esther Hogan, Moyneard and Mary Walsh (Paddy), Manselstown. Congratulations.

Moyne News 18.07

National Juvenile Track and Field, Day 1.

Congratulations to Aaron McLoughlin who finished in second position in the U14 2000m boy’s walk. Aaron finished in a time of 11.37 on his first time competing in the National Club competition. Well done Aaron and hopefully we will see more of Aaron on the national stage in the future.

 

Upcoming events

National Juvenile Track and Field: Day 2

Best of luck to Dylan McLoughlin who is competing in the Boy’s U19 1500m in Tullamore on Saturday. Dylan has had a very successful season and we wish him all the best in the national final.

Tipperary Senior Road Championships: Dundrum

Best of Luck to Stephan Flanagan, Jodie Leahy and Brian Carroll who are competing in the Road Championships this Sunday.

Munster ‘B’ Track and Field Championship

Best of luck to Saoirse Doran and Sarah McGinley who are competing the Munster ‘B’ Track and Field championship this weekend.

 

Club Lotto

There was no draw this week due to a bereavement. The lotto will resume next week.

 

 

 

70th Anniversary Games

Senior Ladies 800mts 2nd Stephanie Cotter, West Muskerry, 1st Amy O’Donoghue, Emerald, 3rd Annette Quaid, Leevale

Senior Men Mile 2nd Damien Landers, Ennis Track, 1st Sean Tobin, Clonmel, Pacemaker William Hughes, Thurles Crokes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018_Results of Anniversary Games

Thursday 12th July 2018 will live long in the memories of many people as a celebration of 70 years of athletics in Moyne Athletic Club took place.  On a beautiful evening with a great atmosphere the club celebrated in style with an athletics meet that thrilled and invigorated the large crowd in attendance.  People travelled from far and wide to be in attendance and compete in what was the first track and field meet held by the club since the redevelopment of its facilities.  What a fitting tribute to showcase the facilities which drew great praise from the many athletic fraternity in situ on the night.

Our main feature races on the programme, the Senior Ladies 800mts and Senior Men’s Mile, certainly lived up to all expectations and though the two targeted times of 2.05 and a sub 4 minute mile didn’t materialise, it certainly was not for want of trying as both Amy O’Donoghue, Emerald and Sean Tobin, Clonmel went above and beyond huge efforts to succeed.  Based on their superb performances on Thursday night much greater things are ahead for both athletes.

Eight athletes contested the Senior Ladies 800mts representing clubs from Limerick, Cork, Laois, Tipperary and Clare and they certainly gave the crowd something to cheer about.  From the gun Amy O’Donoghue, Emerald and Stephanie Cotter, West Muskerry with Avril Deegan, Ballyroan and Annette Quaid, Leevale in close proximity set a blistering pace with the entire field strung out in a line heading down the back straight.  The pace was maintained through the first 400mts and it now all depended on how the second 400 would be run.  Amy pushed hard again and with Stephanie hot on her heels they both drew clear.   Over the final 200mts both athletes gave it everything, digging deep inside themselves and roared on by the crowd,  but the clock had other ideas and with Amy crossing the line first, it stopped at 2.06.67 – an agonising 1.7 secs from the target and within 600’s of a second of a new PB.  Stephanie stopped the clock at 2.07.24 which resulted in a new PB for her by over 3 secs.  To add to the talent on show Annette Quaid crossed the line in third place in 2.14.16.  Her target when entering the event was to beat her previous best of which at the time was 2.15.52 and she duly did having just the week previously set a new Pb of 2.12.8.  Avril Deegan finished 4th in 2.17.25 with the first of the local athletes Ciara Cummins, Nenagh Olympic coming through for 5th in 2.20.51.  6th place went to Jacqueline Hughes, Thurles Crokes in 2.26.11 followed by club athlete Lorraine Healy in 2.28.44 with the evergreen Rita Kierce, St. Mary’s coming through for 8th in 2.47.24.  The crowd and the club certainly appreciated the huge efforts of all involved.

With everyone still buzzing from such an exciting 800mts the Senior Men lined up for their attempt to break the 4 minute mile.  Despite the best efforts of the club to attract more mile specialists’ just two athletes Sean Tobin, Clonmel and Damien Landers, Ennis Track along with pacemaker William Hughes, Thurles Crokes were committed.  This certainly did not take anything from these three superb athletes and what unfolded over the four laps was something special.  William had perhaps one of the toughest tasks on the night as to have any hope of breaking the 4 minute mile barrier he had to be spot on at each of the targeted times.  He duly brought the athletes through 400mts in 60secs and 800mts in 2.01 before leaving the track to Sean and Damien.  Now front running on his own Sean went through the 1,200mts mark in 3.03 and with the crowd now lining all sides of the track and giving great vocals, Sean responded again but as with the ladies, the clock beat him as he crossed the line in 4.04.48.  From the time communication was opened with Sean he committed to the event and having known beforehand the extent of the field he never wavered in that commitment and those present on the night will know to what extent he pushed himself hard to try and achieve that magical mark.

Damien also pushed hard and again as a lone athlete running against the clock he did exceptional to cross the line in 4.14.99.  In any race it’s hard to race against yourself but in a race of this type it is even more difficult and great credit must go to Damien for his supreme effort.

The evening also had a number of other races and field events involving juvenile, junior, senior and master athletes and as with the above events all athletes provided the spectators with some trilling running, throwing and jumping.  The evening began with the U/13 Boys & Girls 600mts where Sophie Coughlan, Moycarkey-Coolcroo and TJ Nolan, Unattached were the victors in time of 1.58.60 and 1.52.12 respectively.  Local athletes Saoirse Doran, Alanna Spillane, Adam Spillane-Leane and John Delaney filled the second and third spots. The Junior Men’s Long Jump event went to local athlete Jack Hickey with the 56lb Weight for Distance title going to John Dwyer of Templemore with a throw of 7.02mts.  Sean Maher, Brow Rangers was second with 6.00mts while Sean Mockler, Moycarkey-Coolcroo came third with 5.48mts.

The Senior Men’s 400mts served up another cracking race when Robert Bennett, Nenagh Olympic set a new PB of 49.25 to win the event.  Second place went to Patrick Lynch, Newport in 52.16, third  place to Ger Cremin, An Riocht in 52.73 and Barry Upton, Menapians fourth in 53.47.  The Senior Ladies 400mts saw Eimear Lynch, Newport collecting her second win on the night with a time of 60.60 followed by Margaret Mary Grace, Nenagh Olympic in 62.51 and Ruth Allen, Newport in 65.75.  Indeed these three athletes along with Niamh Field, St. Cocas competed in the Senior Ladies 200mts and as mentioned above Eimear won the event in a time of 26.24.  Ruth finished second in 27.01, Niamh third in 27.03 and Margaret Mary fourth in 27.86.  Again a very close run race.

The Junior Men’s 400mts event went to Daniel Ryan, Moycarkey-Coolcroo in 52.09 followed by the Moyne trio of Jack Hickey, Nathan Bowe and Sean Burke in times of 55.56, 56.09 and 61.25.  The Senior Ladies 400mts “B” event was won by Nuala Fitzgibbon, Thurles Crokes in 65.69 with Aisling Dwyer, Moyne 2nd in 72.47, Aisling Maher, Moyne 3rd in 74.04 and Lisa Quinlan, Moyne 4th in 81.33.  A malfunction in the timing system saw no times recorded for the Master Ladies 400mts where the trio of Moyne athletes competed with Kate Harrison, Ber Spillane and Edel Delaney finished 1, 2, 3.

The Senior Men’s Mile “B” saw seven athletes from across Tipperary competing with Kevin Coleman, Thurles Crokes winning the event in 4.35.38 followed by his club-mate John Fitzgibbon, Thurles Crokes in 4.42.50 with local athlete Dylan McLoughlin finishing third in 4.54.04 to take a massive 19 seconds off his previous best of 5.12.15.  What a run by young Dylan.  Patrick Roche, Carrick-on-Suir finished 4th in 4.58.70 followed by Eamonn Morrissey, Dundrum 5th in 5.01.55, Shane Mullaney, Moycarkey-Coolcroo 6th in 5.03.06 and Patrick Bowe, Moyne 7th in 5.32.42.

All athletes who competed were presented with a specially engraved medallion celebrating the club’s 70th year in existence.  The podium used was generously sponsored by local business man Tom Maher Quarries and it received widespread acclaim on the night.  Other local businesses to contribute handsomely to the night were Ely’s Centra and Quinlan’s Bar.    The night ended with refreshments and what a spread was produced by Naomi.  Such was the reaction that it very nearly stole the show.  Many thanks Naomi and indeed all the food suppliers who donated food and beverages.  To Eamonn and the Travers family who have allowed us the unconditional use of their fields for parking and they served us well again on Thursday night.  To all the stewards, officials and helpers thank you for making the night a success.  To all of you who supported the event, from young to not so young.  You certainly made the night for the athletes with the special atmosphere you produced, something that was commented on through the public address by Sean Tobin.

Special thanks also to Jim Ryan on timing and John Moore on public address for your attention to detail and your support.  To Star Systems who are producing a video of the night – if their taster is anything to go by, the full product should be exceptional.  A must for athletic fans and supporters. To Billy Loughnane our photographer, we would be lost without you.  Your pictures are worth a thousand words. To Ester, Aoife and the school band, a massive thank you for adding so much to the occasion.  Thanks also to all of the local businesses who sponsored advertisements in the supplement in the Tipperary Star which turned out to be a fabulous effort from all involved – TFM, Moyne NS, Butler & Young Tyres, Doran Oil, Citizens Information, Cleary Motors, Mary Quinlan Hair, Cooleeney Farm, Billy O’Dwyer Farm Machinery, Quinlan’s Pub, Naomi’s Café, Templetuohy NS, Maher Quarries, Copymoore, Auto Body Craft, Ely’s Centra and Everards Pub.  Thanks must also go to Brigid Gleeson who designed and printed our posters and flyers for the event.  A final sincere thanks to our three sponsors who have never sought the limelight but without whom the event would probably never have taken on such a big profile.  We are sincerely grateful for your support.  Hopefully we have included everyone who made this so special but if not please accept this as our thanks for your support.

Moyne Athletic Club notes 08.07.2018

Moyne Athletic Club Notes

Coillte 10k, Dundrum

On Wednesday seven Moyne athletes travelled to Dundrum for the annual Coillte 10k road race. Our athletes ran very well in the warm conditions. Well done to Liam Kelly, Patrick Bowe, Catherine Dunne, Frances Long, Sharon Kiely, Pauline O’Connell and Patricia Ryan who competed in this event.

National League Track and Field Championships Day 2

Well done to Sharon Cantwell and Katie Bergin who travelled to Morton Stadium to guest in the National League round 2. Tipperary were bidding to qualify for a place in the league final in Athlone on the 19th of August. Sharon Cantwell ran in the 1500m and Katie Bergin jumped in the Long Jump, guested in the 200m and ran the first leg of the 4x100m for Tipperary County.

Upcoming Events

National Juvenile Track and Field Championships Day 1 and Day 2

The National Juvenile Track and Field Championships will take place this weekend in Tullamore (15th and 16th of July). Full Timetable is available on the AAI website.

Munster Juvenile “B” Track & Field Championships, Cork IT- 21st July (Saturday)

County Road Senior Championships, Dundrum

The County Road Senior Championships will take place on the 22nd of July (Sunday). Anyone interested in competing in this event should give their name to Geraldine by next Wednesday.

70th Anniversary Games

Details of our Anniversary Games.  Places are filling up.  Don’t miss out.  Make sure you call the number listed or send an e-mail to the dedicated address with all the details requested.  Strictly no late entries or entries on the night.  A great night’s running forecast.

Club Notes 24.06.2018

Moyne Athletic Club notes 24.6.2018

Holy Family Templetouhy NS. 5k Fun Run/Walk

A great evening was had in Templetouhy last Friday. Moyne AC won best club on the night and we had a great turn-out supporting our local primary school. Moyne AC saw Stephen Flanagan and Liam Kelly place 1st and 2nd in the 5k and Nathan Bowe was 1st juvenile and 9th overall in the event.  Moyne AC represented themselves very well in this event and well done to everyone who went out to support this great cause.

Thurles Crokes Annual Dave Fogarty Memorial 4 Miler

The annual Dave Fogarty Memorial run took place on Tuesday last and Francis Long and Patrick Bowe took part in this run. Patrick placed in 22nd position in 25:17 and Frances finished in 61st position in 30:45. Well done to both athletes.

Tailteann Games 2018

Congratulations must go to Aaron McLaughlin who competed in the Irish Life Inter-provincial Games on Saturday last in Santry. He was selected to represent Munster in the U17 3km walk. It was Aaron’s first time to compete at this distance where he finished 7th in a time of 18.46. This experience will, undoubtedly, stand to him in future races. Well done.

National League Round 1. Templemore

The first round of the national league took place in Templemore this weekend and Tipperary had a team in both the male and female premier division.  We saw three athletes complete in this event. Kate Harrison ran the 4x100m relay and they placed in 4th place in a time of 52.21. Kate also guested in the 200m with a time of 29.75 along with Katie Bergin in 28:02. Sharon Cantwell had a great run guesting in the 1500m running a PB in 5:40. Well done to the three athletes.

 

Club Lotto

Well done to Brian Carroll (Johnstown)who was our winner of the club lotto this week.

Munster U/14 to U/19 T&F Championships

 

 

 

 

Aaron McLaughlin; Munster silver in u14 2k walk.

The Munster U/14 to U/19 T&F Championships took place last weekend, the 16th and 17th of June, in
Waterford RSC. The club had a number of athletes competing over the 2 days in strong competition.
Congratulations must go to Aaron McLaughlin who finished in 2nd place in the U14 2Km walk in a
time of 11:29.52. Katie Bergin finished 5 th in the long jump with 4.62m and also in the final of the
200m in 28.16. In the U14 category, Mary Cussen ran the 800m in 2:48.33. Dylan McLaughlin
competed in the U17 1500m where he finished 4 th in 4:32.94, however he narrowly missed out on a
bronze medal as it was an extremely close finish between 3 rd and 4 th . He also ran in the 800m in
2:10.36. In the U15 800m, Tomás Cussen finished in a time of 2:56.58. Conor Gleeson competed in
the U14 long jump where he leaped 3.88m.

Well done to all the athletes who competed. We are very proud of them!

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