All Ireland Juvenile “B” Cross Country Championships

Some of our Parents, Athletes and Mentors in Dundalk

The final race of the cross country season took place in Dundalk IT on Sunday 3rd February. Moyne AC had 23 juvenile athletes entered on the day, however due to illness and traffic delays due to road collision, a few athletes sadly missed out on competing on the day. These athletes were Jack Gleeson, Denis Brolan and Shane Moloney.

First up were the U/11 Girls running 1,000m. Alana Spillane ran a great race finishing in 11th place and earning herself a national individual bronze medal. Alana was followed home by Dearbhla Gleeson 70th, Ruth Phelan 73rd and Meabh Leahy 90th. The club finished 9th in the team competition with Alana, Dearbhla and Ruth on the Tipperary team that finished 7th.

The U/11 Boys also ran 1,000m and were led home by Billy Gleeson in 44th position, with Jack Reddan 56th, Jim O’Neill 62nd, Rógan Lyons 65th and Bill Cussen 87th.  The Boys finished 11th in the team competition with Billy and Jack members of the Tipperary team that finished 6th.

Next up were U/13 Girls, running 1,500m with Amy Reddan finishing in 48th, Saoirse Doran 58th, Aisling O’Loughlin 72nd and Blathnaid Lloyd 90th. The club finished 11th overall with Amy and Saoirse on the Tipperary team that finished 5th. David Doyle led the U/13 boys home in an excellent 15th place, Jack Flanagan followed in 44th, Adam Phelan 51st, Frank Doyle 63rd and Paddy Cussen 71st.  These boys finished just outside the medals for Tipperary in 4th place with the club team finishing in 6th.

Mary & Tomás Cussen were our only competitors in the U/15 races, running 2,500m, Mary finished in 30th and Tomás finished 37th.

Well done to all athletes for competing today!

All Ireland Juvenile “B” & Masters Cross Country Championships

Sunday next, 3rd February, brings the curtain down on the cross country season with the staging of the All Ireland Juvenile “B” and Masters Cross Country Championships in Dundalk IT. The club have 24 athletes travelling to the event and the following are wished the very best of luck – Boys U/11 – Billy Gleeson, Jim O’Neill, Denis Brolan, Jack Reddan, Rogan Lyons, Bill Cussen, Shane Moloney. Girls U/11- Alana Spillane, Dearbhla Gleeson, Ruth Phelan, Maeve Leahy. Girls U/13 – Saoirse Doran, Blathnaid Lloyd, Amy Reddan, Aisling O’Loughlin. Boys U/13 – David Doyle, Frank Doyle, Jack Gleeson, Jack Flanagan, Adam Phelan, Paddy Cussen. Girls U/15 – Mary Cussen. Boys U/15 – Tomas Cussen. Masters Ladies – Angela Fogarty.

National Junior Indoor Track & Field Championships

Katie Bergin & Sean Burke represented the club in this highly regarded event on the irish athletics calendar. Katie was competing in the Ladies Junior 60mts and 200mts with Sean in action in the Men’s Junior 200mts.

Competition was very competitive with national and international stars in action and indeed in her heat of the 60mts Katie had international athlete Patience Jumbo-Guala as a competitor and this heat saw three athletes qualify for the final, such was the quality on offer with Patience finishing second overall. Katie finished 5th in the heat in a time of 8.38. It was then on to the 200mts where again against strong opposition including the overall winner Davicia Patterson, Beechmount Harriers, Katie finished 4th in a pb of 27.20. Nothing easy in these championships! Well done Katie and there is certainly much to look forward to in your next championship outing.

Sean also had to contend with top class opposition in his 200mts with over 20 athletes entered. Such was the competitive nature of his heat that two of the athletes qualified for the final of the event with Sean finishing 5th in a new pb of 25.16. Nothing like competition to get the best out of a person! Well done Sean on a terrific competition.

County Road Relay Championships

Clonoulty was the venue for the county road relays that started off the road season on Sunday last. Thankfully, it was a dry day, with a cold wind that reminded everyone that winter is still well and truly with us! We had 12 athletes competing for the club comprising of two ladies teams and one men’s team.

Clonoulty was the venue for the county road relays that started off the road season on Sunday last. Thankfully, it was a dry day, with a cold wind that reminded everyone that winter is still well and truly with us! We had 12 athletes competing for the club comprising of two ladies teams and one men’s team.

First out, at noon, were the ladies.  We were fortunate to have 2 teams competing for the club – one in the ‘A’ and the second team in the ‘B’ competition with all teams starting together. Brigid Gleeson ran the first 800m leg that began on the road and saw the athletes sprinting into the GAA grounds. Her strong finish helped Sharon Cantwell to keep their good position in the 1,500m leg of the relay. Next was Emma Gleeson who ran a very convincing 800m leg, where she gained great ground for the team. Angela Fogarty completed the final leg of the relay, which was a challenging 3,000m. It was a close battle for 2nd and 3rd position but Angela pulled away in her final 800m to clinch the bronze team medal in the ‘A’ category. In the ‘B’ category, Susan Fogarty, who thankfully stepped in at the last minute, ran the first 800m leg, coming in hot on Brigid’s heels. Edel Delaney’s consistent pace in the 1,500m leg kept the team well in contention. Ber Spillane set off on the 3rd leg of 800m making great strides to set Siobhan Power up for the 3000m leg. She ran evenly until the last 300m when pressure from the Dundrum athlete threatned and she accelerated away to clinch the bronze team medal.

Once the ladies relays were completed, the men’s teams got into position. First out for Moyne AC was Richie Daly who sprinted the 800m down to the second runner on the team, Nathan Bowe. Nathan ran the 1,500m strongly and passed the baton to Brendan Delaney. Brendan, who also stepped into the team at the last minute, ran a convincing 800m leg where Jodie Sweeney completed the last 3,000m leg of the relay, which sees the athletes undertake the hill on the far side of the grounds four times. They finished 6th overall and 3rd in the ‘B’ category. Well done to all the athletes who represented the club proudly and effectively!!

Christmas Morning Mile

Moyne AC will once again organise the Christmas morning mile on Tuesday 25th December from 10.30am to 12 noon.  Everyone is welcome to walk, jog or run the mile – just four rounds of the track. 

Over the years many charities have benefitted from this event and this year it is the turn of HEART TO HAND.  Two local men, Billy Dunne and Eamonn Cornally, have travelled to Albania with other volunteers to organise the building and rebuilding of homes for the poor.  They have put new roofs on homes, installed windows and doors and other necessary repairs.  They worked long hours to complete the tasks on hand and all travelled at their own expense and raised money for the building materials.  In 2019 the group will again travel out to Albania to carry out more housing projects which will include converting a very large basement into a major homeless centre for individuals and families.  The centre will include temporary accommodation, toilets, showers, large industrial kitchen, electrics, drainage, classrooms, training rooms and much more.  Their work is so important to the poor of that country so any donation on the day or in the days leading up to or after the 25th would be appreciated.  We hope that all our athletes and supporters can make it on the day.

Club notes 16.12

All-Ireland Uneven age and Novice Cross Country Championships, Navan
The All-Ireland Uneven age and Novice Cross Country Championships took place on Saturday. Storm Deirdre did not deter our athletes who braved the elements to race against the best in Ireland. Four athletes travelled to Navan racecourse where the conditions were wet and windy. The underfoot conditions were heavy and wet however the course provided some exhilarating performances. Our first athlete on the course was Tomas Cussen. Tomas ran very well in the Boys U15 event to finish 137th. Following this performance we had three of our Senior athletes run in the Novice Ladies event. Angela Fogarty, Lorraine Healy and Louise Fogarty completed two 2k laps along with four other Tipperary Ladies. Angela was our first athlete to finish in an excellent 50th position. Lorraine followed Angela in 86th position and Louise finished in 105th position. Well done on the excellent achievement and for representing the club on such a high level.
County Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Championships
The County Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Relay Championships took place in
Thurles Crokes on Sunday 9th December. Moyne AC had 10 teams competing on the day and came home with two sets of bronze medal.
Four of those ten teams ran in the girls U10. Ruth Phelan, Heidi Maher, Ciara Joyce and Eleanor Doyle all ran superbly and finished in third place earning themselves the first set of bronze medals on the day. The next team consisted of Aisling O’Reilly, Maria Doyle, Olive Spillane Leane and Reiltín Morrissey and these girls finished in 5th place. The 3rd team were Isobel Ralph, Aoibhin O’Dwyer, Aoife Kavanagh and Róisín O’Reilly, these girls finished in 7th place. The 4th team were Ciara O’Dwyer, Ailish Concagh , Kate Concagh and Cathleen Cussen who finished in 8th place. Boys U10 ran very well, finishing just outside the medals in 4th place. These boys were Rogan Lyons, Jim O’Neill, Jack Guilfoyle, Padraig Kavanagh and sub Max Doyle. Alana Spillane, Dearbhla Gleeson, Meabh Leahy and Olivia Ralph finished 5th in the girls U12 with Emma Delaney, Cara Delaney, Kate Delaney and Ellen Nolan finishing 7th in the same race. Boys U12 were Adam Phelan, Adam Spillane Leane, Jack Flanagan, Seán Boland and sub Bill Cussen. These boys ran a great race also finishing in 3rd place and winning bronze. U14 girls finished in 4 th place, this team included Louise Hickey, Helen Cleere, Tara Gleeeson and Mary Cussen. Our final team of the day were the U 16 team of Emma Gleeson, Milly Doyle Ryan, Tomas Cussen and Eanna Guilfoyle who finished in
4th place. Well done everyone

National Race Walking Championships
Aaron McLaughlin represented Tipperary in the Boys 1km race in the National Championships on December 8th in St. Anne’s Park, Raheny. He finished in a fantastic 3rd position in 5.38. Congratulations to him on this wonderful achievement!

AIT Arena Open Meet, Wednesday 12th December
Katie Bergin, Sinead Tynan and Ber Spillane ran in the AIT arena on Wednesday last. Katie competed in the 60m and finished 2nd in her heat in a time of 8.31. Sinead Tynan also competed in the 60m and finished 6th in her heat in a time of 10.46. Ber Spillane ran in the Ladies open 300m in a time of 50.55. Katie Bergin, Ber Spillane and Sinead Tynan also ran the 150m Ladies event. Katie ran a super race to win her heat in a time of 19.96. Sinead was 5th in her heat in a time of 25.94 and Ber was third in her heat in a time of 23.15. Well done on all performances

Club membership registration is currently under review and details of these changes will be communicated at upcoming trainings and online. Registration is due by the end of the year and registration forms are available at the clubhouse.

Deepest Sympathies
Our deepest sympathies to Imelda and John Flynn on the passing of Imelda’s brother Jimmy Walsh. RIP

Christmas Morning Mile
This year our Christmas morning mile will start at the earlier time of 10:30 and finish at 12pm. This is a great social event where participants of all abilities can join together to walk or run four laps of the track. Times are available to participants. The proceeds of the event will go to the charity ‘Heart to hand’. The charity was set up in 1991 to provide food to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, homes for the elderly, people with disabilities, resource centres, homes for distressed women and families, alcohol awareness centres, drug rehabilitation centres, youth centres & many more deserving organisations around Ireland. All donations are gratefully accepted.

Munster Juvenile Uneven age and Senior Cross Country Championships

Munster Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships
The above races took place on Sunday 11th November in the Turnpike, Two Mile Borris.
First up were the U9 girls in a field of over 90 competitors running 750m. Ciara Joyce was first home for Moyne AC finishing in an excellent 19th position, she was followed by Olive Spillane Leane 43rd, Maria Doyle 51st, Heidi Maher 60th, Isabel Ralph 69th, Roisin O’Reilly 73rd, Saoirse Deegan 78th, Ailis Concagh 83rd and Arlene Flanagan in 88th. The first four girls placed 5th in the club team event. Ciara Joyce and Olive Spillane Leane were home 3rd and 5th for the Tipperary team and were just outside the medals with Tipperary finishing in 4th place.
Next up were the U9 boys also running 750m in a field of over 100 athletes. First home for Moyne was Jack Guilfoyle in 59th, followed by David Nolan 75th, Will Walsh 82nd and Daithi Cussen 99th. Jack Guilfoyle was also the 6th boy home for Tipperary but again was just outside the medals with Tipperary finishing in 4th place.
U11 girls were next running 1500m with 160 athletes in their race. Alana Spillane led the Moyne girls home in 61st place followed by Dearbhla Gleeson 82nd, Meabh Leahy 85th, Ruth Phelan 100th, Aisling O’Reilly 131st, Kate Tobin 143rd, Ava Tobin 153rd, Isabella Jones 157th and Ellen Nolan 158th.
Boys U11 also ran 1500m with 142 athletes in their race. Luke Walsh was first home for the club in 83rd followed by Denis Brolan 93rd, Daniel Tobin 101st, Jack Reddan 107th, Rogan Lyons 113th, Shane Moloney 137th, Bill Cussen 140th and Max Doyle 141st.
4 girls competed for Moyne in the U13 race where they ran 2500m in a field of 123 athletes. Saoirse Doran led the girls home in 82nd place, with Aisling O’Loughlin 111th, Olivia Ralph 119th and Grainne O’Loughlin 120th.
4 boys also competed for Moyne at U13 level where they too ran 2500m with almost 120 in their race. Adam Phelan was first home for the club finishing in 77th place, followed by David Doyle 86th, Adam Spillane Leane 93rd and Jack Flanagan 105th.
Mary Cussen and Millie Doyle Ryan represented the club in the U15 race running 3500m. Mary finished 58th and Millie finished 61st.
Tomas Cussen was the only member to run in the U15 boys. He also ran 3500m and finished 55th.
Emma Gleeson ran in the girls U17 4000m race. She finished 25th and was also the only medal winner on the day winning a Munster silver medal with the Tipperary team. Ellie Holohan ran the girls U19 4000m race finishing 24th.
It was a very tough day with difficult conditions for all the athletes who took park. Well done to all of you for competing and finishing your races. You should be very proud of yourselves.



In the Senior Competition we had just one lady representing Moyne. Angela Fogarty, who is in excellent form this year finished in 15th position and was the 6th Tipperary athlete home. Tipperary had a great day, claiming the gold medal in the ladies competition.  Well Done Angela and congratulations on the great run!

County Juvenile, Junior & Novice B Cross Country Championships

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The County Tipperary Juvenile “B”, Novice “B” & Junior Cross Country Championships take place on the farm of Richie Daly this coming Sunday November 4th at 12 noon.

Directions are as follows:
Coming from Thurles: At the cross of Moyneard turn right and immediately left and head towards the Lisheen Mine. Approximately 2km down this road, turn right (Follow signs for Urlingford). Follow this road for approx. 1km, where on your left you will turn left and enter the Lisheen Wind Farm Entrance. Follow this road down for 2km to race location. Ample parking provided.

Coming from Urlingford: Leave Urlingford on the old Dublin Cork road. At Mary Willies cross turn right (Signed for Lisheen Mines) and drive for approximately 4km where on your right you will turn right and enter the Lisheen Wind Farm Entrance. Follow this road down for 2km to race location. Ample parking provided.

Coming from Johnstown/Crosspatrick: Pass the Lisheen Mines and continue to the next junction where you will turn left (follow signs for Urlingford). Follow this road for approx. 1km, where on your left you will turn left and enter the Lisheen Wind Farm Entrance. Follow this road down for 2km to race location. Ample parking provided.

From Moyne Athletic Club head back towards Thurles. At the cross of Moyneard turn left. Approximately 2km down this road, turn right (Follow signs for Urlingford). Follow this road for approx. 1km, where on your left you will turn left and enter the Lisheen Wind Farm Entrance. Follow this road down for 2km to race location. Ample parking provided.

 Course Map for tomorrows Events:

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U/09  –   500mts – 1 small lap
U/11 –  1,000mts – 2 small laps
U/13 –  1,500mts – 1 small lap + 1 big lap
U/15 –  2,500mts – 1 small lap + 2 big laps

Junior Ladies  -4,000mts – 4 big laps
Junior Men     – 6,000mts – 6 big laps

Novice B Women – 3,000mts – 3 big laps
Novice B Men       – 6,000mts – 6 big laps


County Juvenile & Novice Cross Country Championships

Best of luck to all our juvenile athletes from U/10 to U/18 and our Novice Ladies and Men as they compete in the County Cross Country Championships in Two-Mile-Borris on Sunday.  Over 60 athletes will don the green and gold colours of the club running distances from 800mts at U/10 to 6,000mts at Novice Men.

Club Notes 23rd September


Inter-Club Cross Country


The annual inter club cross country challenge between Moyglass, Moycarkey-Coolcroo,

Coolquill and Moyne took place on Friday last hosted by Moyglass. There were races for

U6 to U16 with distances of 200m to 2000m. There were wonderful performances

from all the athletes where their determination saw Moyne retain the perpetual trophy

for yet another year. A huge thank must go to everyone who took part and to parents

for travelling. It is much appreciated. Thanks also to the other clubs for the great

competition and to Moyglass AC in providing the venue and refreshments for everyone



Presentation of medals will take place at training to the following athletes: Tomás

Cussen, Mary Cussen, Paddy Cussen, Bill Cussen, Dáithí Cussen, Cathleen Cussen, Shane

Moloney, Saoirse Doran, Michael Doyle, Róisín Ryan, Emma Ryan, Molly Jones, Maria

Doyle, Gráinne Ryan, Jim O’ Neill, Pádraig Guilfoyle, Jack Guilfoyle, Saoirse Ryan, Cáit

Bergin Doherty, Niamh Gleeson, Eleanor Doyle, Adam Phelan, Ruth Phelan, William

Morrisey, Senan Phelan, Aaron Ralph, Olivia Ralph, Isabel Ralph, Olivia Daly, Gráinne

Daly, Reiltín Morrisey, Arlene Flanagan, Billy Flanagan, Jack Flanagan, Alana Spillane,

Bill O’ Neill, Jake Bowe, Frank Doyle, Liam Ryan, Gavin Ryan, Bláthnaid Lloyd, Emma

Gleeson, Dearbhla Gleeson, Louise Hickey, Adam Spillane Leane, Olive Spillane Leane

and Aaron Moore.

Moyne AC accepting the perpetual Trophy

Tipperary School Cross County

The Tipperary Primary Schools Cross Country Championships take place on Wednesday the 26th of September in Thurles Crokes AC sport’s grounds. See timetable on Tipperary Website for race order and start times. Good luck to all partaking.

Day One County Juvenile Cross Country Championships

County Tipperary Juvenile Even Age and Novice Cross Country Championships will take place on the 7th of October starting  at 12 noon. The championships will be held in the Turnpike, Two-Mile-Borris. All athletes interested in partaking should inform Geraldine no later than Friday 28th. Scoring Individual medals will be presented to the first 10 across the line at U/10, U/12 and U/14 and to the first 3 across the line at U/16 and U/18. Teams of 4 will score at U/10, U/12 and U/14 and teams of 3 at U/16 and U/18. All information pertaining to the championship is available on the Tipperary website

Day Two ‘Uneven’ County Cross Country Championships,  Moyglass

Day Two (Uneven Ages) of the County Juvenile Cross Country Championships will be held in Moyglass on Sunday 14th of October starting at 12 noon. All entries should be submitted to Ger by 3rd of October.


Open Cross Country

St. Senan’s are hosting an open cross-country this Sunday (30th) in Kilmacow, Kilkenny. There will be races for Juvenile, Junior and Senior athletes and further information is provided on the flier below.

The AAI autumn open Cross Country takes place on the 23rd of October and is open to all Senior and Master athletes. The event is open to non-Athletics Ireland members and aims to encourage those that take to the roads every weekend to come along and try a different style of racing on the country.  For further information see the AAI website

Club Lotto

Aine Maher was the winner of this week’s lotto lucky dip. Well done and thank you to all who continue to support.

Club Gear

There is only more week left to order club tracksuits, t-shirts and crop tops. Order forms can collected in the clubhouse, payment to be made in full no later than the 2nd of October.


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