Club Athletes on the Move

Some of our athletes from juvenile to senior who have been competing in various events over the past week.  They have travelled to Kilkenny, Dundrum, Clonmel, Ballyfin and Crettyard to compete in road races and open sports and have done well for themselves with victories and personal bests being recorded.  Well done to everyone.

Burma Challenge

The start of the 14th Burma Challenge is upon us with the first night taking place this Wednesday 10th May.  The 5k starts at 7.30pm so we ask that all who are participating will be at the Sportsfield by 7.15pm at the latest so that we can get the event underway promptly.   Everyone over 15 is welcome to take part and they can walk, jog or run the 5k with the emphasis being on enjoying yourself and getting in some exercise into the bargain.  For just €10 for the four nights it represents great value for money.  Everyone starts together on Wednesday night, the Handicap night is on 17th May, Predict your Time is on 24th May with the Relay on 31st May.  On the social side a cuppa and some treats are available after each round so why not come along and enjoy the comraderie and atmosphere of the event.

Mini Marathon

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 over our by now very familiar Killoran route.  This is a relatively flat route and one where participants can anticipate a personal best.  Entry fee is €15 and all finishers will receive a medallion for their efforts.  The top three men and ladies will be awarded with prizes of €50, €30 and €20 respectively with the added incentive of an additional €50 if the course records are broken.  Refreshments will be served for all afterwards. Everyone is welcome to race, run, jog or walk the 10k and also if they wish they can raise funds for a charity of their choice. So why not put the date in your diary and come along to support the club’s fixture.

Big Lotto Win for the Club

Congratulations to Catherine Doran, Garrenroe on winning the top prize of €5,000 in this week’s lotto draw.  She is our second big winner following that of John Quinlan, Castletown just over a year ago.  Also coming out in the draw were Mark O’Shea, Grange and Willie Fogarty, Urlingford with each winning €20 in the lucky dip.

County Junior, Senior & Masters Track & Field Championships

Despite the rather inclement weather on Sunday and not one you would normally consider to be track and field weather we nonetheless had 15 athletes travel to Templemore for the County Junior, Senior and Masters Track & Field Championships.  Between the 15 of them a total of 26 individual medals and 4 sets of relay medals spanning all three competitions were won from sprints, middle distance and field events.

In the junior category we had gold medal winning performances from Sean Burke in the High Jump with a leap of 1.50mts and Jack Hickey in the 100mts.  Sean also collected a silver medal in the 100mts while Brian O’Callaghan won a silver medal in the High Jump with a leap of 1.35mts.  Nathan Bowe was very unfortunate in being caught on the line for the bronze medal in the 800mts timed at 2.12.8 for fourth place, a place also occupied by Jack Hickey in the 400mts in 55.02 and Sean Burke in the Long Jump with a leap of 4.57mts.  The three boys combined with Dillon McLoughlin to win the junior relay in 53.14.

At senior level we had four athletes competing with Liam Kelly winning the 100mts and finishing 4th in the 5,000mts in 17.18.  Susan Fogarty won the Shot Putt with a throw of 7.46mts and the Javelin with a throw of 11.85mts.  She also finished 2nd in the 1,500mts in 6.26 and third in the High Jump with a leap of 1.20mts.  Aisling Maher finished second in both the 100mts and Long Jump where she jumped 3.46mts.  Caroline Fogarty on her debut finished 2nd in both the Shot and Javelin with throw of 4.95mts and 8.83mts respectively. Susan, Aisling and Caroline combined with Kate Harrison to win the senior relay in a time of 1.03.88.

Seven athletes represented us in the Masters Championships. Double golds were won by Sinead Tynan in the W45 3K (13.30) and Long Jump (3.21mts) and Sinead McLoughlin in the W40 100mts and 800mts (3.25).  Kate Harrison and Patrick Bowe were also in gold medal winning form capturing the W35 800mts (2.56) and 5k (19.27) respectively.  Kate also won silver in the Javelin with a throw of 11.06mts and the Shot Putt with a throw of 5.94mts.  Sharon Kiely was another to win individual medals with a second place finish in the 3k in 13.37 and third place in the 800mts in 3.19.  Jody Sweeney and Brian Carroll continued the club’s success at M35 level where Jody posted 2.24.9 in the 800mts to finish 2nd and 19.47 in the 5k to finish 3rd.  Brian ran 19.10 in the 5k to finish second and 2.31.06 to finish 3rd in the 800mts.  Kate, Sinead T, Sinead McL and Sharon combined to finish second in the Masters relay with a time of 1.08 while Brian, Liam, Jody and Jack combined to finish second in the Senior Medley in a time of 4.34.81 having finished fourth in the senior 4 x 100mts in 53.51.

Once again all our athletes came up trumps on the day with some fine performances across all disciplines.  Congrats to each and every one of them on their displays and for representing the club with such distinction.  Thanks are also due to those who travelled to support the athletes.  Your support is greatly appreciated by them and really spurs them on to strive better in their events.

Inter-Schools Track and Field Challenge

Moyne N.S.

Rahealty N.S.

Templetuohy N.S.

Urlingford N.S.

Galmoy N.S.

Over 160 young pupils from Moyne, Templetuohy, Rahealty, Galmoy and Urlingford travelled to the Sportsfield on Friday last to take part in the club’s second running of the inter-schools track and field challenge.  The weather held up for the duration of the event which covered pupils from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class who competed in sprints, middle distance, ball-throw and long jump and though there was a competitive edge to the event everyone enjoyed themselves and were a true credit to their schools.  The winner in the large school category was Urlingford with Galmoy taking the small schools trophy for the second year running.  It was great to see that all five schools produced winners on the day with some pupils excelling by winning their three events whilst others were dual winners.  However, everyone who took part is a winner in our eyes.

County Juvenile Track & Field Championships

Another busy weekend is ahead for the club with the staging of the County Juvenile Track & Field Championships on Saturday 6th for the U/13 to U/19 categories and Sunday 7th for the U/9 to U/12 events.  As the closing date is on Wednesday night 3rd May it is important that all athletes who are running in the Championships have given their name to Geraldine Hickey.  Geraldine has been taking names over the past couple of weeks and final names will be taken at training on Tuesday night.  Entries are paid for by the club so if you are not travelling and previously given in your name please ensure that you tell Geraldine.  All athletes should arrive in Templemore in plenty of time for their events.  Competition on Saturday starts at 10am for the High Jump, Triple Jump and Hammer and all other field events follow on from that.  Track events start at 11am.  On Sunday competition gets underway 11am for the field events and 11.30am for the track events.  Athletes should ensure that they have plenty of fluids and food and a change of clothes as these championships are usually a full day event.

Great Limerick Run

The club was represented at this event by Catherine Dunne and Caroline Dunne who both opted to take part in the half marathon.  On a great day for running in Limerick Caroline finished in 1.55.52 while Catherine crossed the line in a time of 2.06.01 which is a Pb for her by 2 minutes.  Well done to both on two great runs.

Club Lotto

Congratulations to Donie Troy a winner in our club lotto last week.  Again many thanks for your continued support of the lotto.

Mini Marathon

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.  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.  Why not come along and join us on the day.

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