Weekly Notes 11/03/2019

County Juvenile Indoor Championships

The County U9 to Junior Indoor Championships took place in Nenagh on Saturday March 16. The club had a wonderful 71 athletes competing who gave it their all which reaped dividends. A total of 20 individual medals and 5 sets of relay medals were won!

The gold medallists were – Sarah McGinley U12 (2Kg) Shot Put; David Doyle U14 High Jump; Tomás Cussen U16 (4Kg) Shot Put; Dylan McLaughlin Junior Mens 1,500m and Jack Hickey Junior Mens 60m. The silver medallists were Abbie Delaney U9 60m; Billy Flanagan U9 60m; JP Everard U10 60m; Alana Spillane U12 600m; Jack Flanagan U13 Long Jump; Aisling O’ Loughlin U14 Long Jump; Aaron McLaughlin U14 1K Walk. Winners of bronze medals were Molly Jones U9 60m; Isabelle Murphy U9 60m; Billy Flanagan U9 Long Jump; Alana Spillane U12 High Jump; Tomás Cussen U16 800m and Louise Hickey U15 60m, 60mH and the Shot Put (2.72Kg).

The first of the relay medals were won by the U9 Girls team of Molly Jones, Kate Concagh, Gráinne Daly and Abbie Delaney. They were thrilled to finish in 3rd position. The U10 Girls team of Ciara Joyce, Heidi Maher, Niamh Gleeson and Olive Spillane Leane also finished 3rd. Finishing 2nd were the U13 Boys team of Jack Flanagan, Adam Spillane Leane, Jack Gleeson and Adam Phelan.  The U14 Boys team won silver – they were David Doyle, Frank Doyle, Conor Kavanagh and Cathal Guilfoyle. The final relay of the day saw the U15 Girls in action where Ellen Wall, Aisling O’ Loughlin, Mary Cussen and Louise Hickey won bronze. Well done to all the medal winners as they were hard earned.

There were also several athletes who finished just outside the medals, however their day will come. The following athletes took part in the championships – Cathleen Cussen, Michael Doyle, Gavin Doyle, Dáithí Cussen, David Nolan, Jack Guilfoyle, Noah Murphy, Ailis Concagh, Arlene Flanagan, Ciara O’ Dwyer, Maria Doyle, Róisín O’ Reilly, Isabel Ralph, Billy Gleeson, Joey Doyle, Max Doyle, Pádraig Kavanagh, Aisling O’ Reilly, Aoibhin O’ Dwyer, Aoife Kavanagh, Ava Tobin, Eleanor Doyle, Kate Tobin, Réiltín Morrisey, Ruby Quinlan, Ruth Phelan, Bill Cussen, Daniel Tobin, Ellen Nolan, Emma Delaney, Kate Delaney, Niamh Cleere, Róisín Wall, Isabella Jones, Paddy Cussen, Alanna Maher, Cara Delaney, Gráinne O’ Loughlin, Saoirse Doran, Moya Brennan, Olivia Ralph and Leona Maher. The athletes did themselves and the club proud. Many thanks to the parents and all involved for a very enjoyable day of athletics.

County Senior & Junior Road Championships

The County Senior & Junior Road Championships take place in Templemore on Sunday next March 24 at 12 noon.  The men will race over 10k, the women over 5k and the juniors over 3k.  Club athletes interested in competing in this event are asked to contact Geraldine on or before Wednesday next March 20. 

Club Lotto

Winner of €20 in the lucky dip this week were Alana Spillane and Tom & Bridget Maher.  Thanks to everyone who supports the lotto. 

Coaching Course

The club will play host to an “Assistant Coach” Course this Saturday, March 23 from 10am to 5pm.  As the club need help at training, this is an ideal course for our junior and senior athletes and parents of our juvenile members to participate in.  Register online: http://www.athleticsireland.ie/coaching/fixtures/ before Wednesday March 20. 

Upcoming fixtures

Sunday, March 24 – County Junior & Senior Road Championships – Templemore

Sunday, March 31 – County Novice “B” Road Championships – Ballingarry

Saturday, April 6 – National Juvenile Indoor Championships Day 1 – Athlone

Sunday, April 7 – County Intermediate Road Championships – Ballyneale

WeeklyNotes 11/03/2019

All Ireland Masters Indoor Championships

What a day we had in Athlone on Sunday last when the All Ireland Masters Indoor Championships took place.  Eight athletes from the club – 6 ladies and 2 men – kept the green and gold colours very much to the fore in what was such a competitive   championship where upwards of 800 athletes competed with the programme starting at 11am and concluding shortly after 6.30pm.

Pride of place on the day must go to Liz Power and Naomi Morrissey who stood on the winners’ rostrum, producing personal bests, when winning a bronze medal in the O/55 60mts and a silver medal in the O/40 Shot Putt respectively.  This accolade in no way takes away from the tremendous effort of our other six athletes who performed out of their skins, achieving personal bests across all disciplines which would have in other years yielded much medal success.  Adding in the fact that for some of our athletes this was their first time ever competing at this level of competition and to produce the results below certainly showed how much effort and commitment the athletes have put into training.  The hard work is paying off. 

Naomi was one of our first competitors into action on the day and she produced a great series of throws to clinch the silver medal in the O/40 category with a throw of 7.12.  About this time, on the inside track, Liz Power was lining up for the final of the W55 60mts and she did not disappoint with a tremendous run for 3rd place in a time of 10.62.  Liz also very nearly claimed a second medal as she ran 38.19 in the 200mts to finish 4th overall. 

Ber Spillane was our lone competitor in the 60mts sprints for ladies where she finished 6th in her heat of the W35 in 9.12 to finish 11th overall.  She then took to the track for the 400mts when clocking 68.93 to finish 14th overall and then completed her individual competitions with a 14th place overall in the 200mts in 31.03.  Joining Ber in the 200mts and 400mts was Siobhan Power who raced to 11th place in the 200mts in 30.29 and 8th in the 400mts in 68.08. Also competing in the 400mts was Sinead Tynan who finished 6th overall in the W45 category in 71.68.  Brigid Gleeson was our only competitor to run at the middle-distance events where she clocked a time of 2.44.44 in the W45 800mts to finish 7th overall. 

Our two men, TJ and Ray, performed brilliantly in their respective events.  TJ competed in the M50 60mts to finish 9th overall in 8.86 and 6th in the 200mts in 30.10.  Ray was in action in the M55 category running a time of 9.29 in the 60mts to finish 6th overall, in the 200mts came 9th overall in 30.34 and was very unlucky in the 400mts to finish 4th in a time of 69.00. 

The final event of the evening was the relays and here our four ladies produced a performance of a lifetime to smash their own club record by over 2 seconds when finishing an agonising 4th place in the 2 x 200mts clocking a time of 2.07.75.  Siobhan, Ber, Brigid and Sinead left everything on the track and this was following their own individual brilliance throughout the day. 

These athletes can now take a well-earned rest and regroup for the upcoming outdoor championships.  Their commitment to training has been enormous and the results have certainly showed what hard work can do.  Whilst the athletes have the inevitable task of trying to produce the performances that match their hard work none of it would be possible without the commitment of their coach, Martin Flynn, who has gathered the group together over the past year and his dedication and skills are bearing fruit for the athletes. 

Munster Schools Indoor Championships

Congratulations to Dylan McLoughlin who captured the Senior 600mts at the Munster Schools Track & Field Championships in Nenagh last week.  Coming fourth in the same event was Jack Hickey who missed out on a medal by just a fraction, being pipped on the line.  Also competing was Louise Hickey who ran in the Junior 600mts to finish 8th overall.

Munster Road Championships

Congratulations to Lorraine Healy and Angela Fogarty who were members of the Tipperary Novice team that came second at the Munster Road championships.  In addition, Angela was a member of the Tipperary O/35 team that also finished second in their competition.  With over 68 athletes competing in the race, Lorraine finished 22nd overall and 8th in the Novice category while Angela finished 24th overall, 10th in the Novice category and 8th in the O/35 category. 

County Juvenile Indoor Championships

The County Indoor Track & Field Championships will take place this Saturday, March 16 in the Nenagh Indoor Complex.  The U/9 to U/12 competition takes place from 10am to 1pm approximately with the U/13 – Junior programme starting at 2pm.  We encourage all our athletes to compete with final names being taken by Geraldine up to Tuesday night.  All athletes should be at the venue in plenty of time to warm up, collect numbers and singlets.  For those competing in the morning please be there by 9.30am at the latest and for those in the afternoon no later than 1.30pm. 

Club Lotto

Winner of €20 in the lucky dip this week were Timmy Cullen and Ray Power.  Thanks to everyone who supports the lotto. 

Coaching Course

The club will play host to an “Assistant Coach” Course on Saturday, March 23 from 10am to 5pm.  This is a one-day course and is open to all those 16 years of age and over.  With the increased numbers attending training we need to have more people helping and this is an ideal course for our junior and senior athletes and parents of our juvenile members to participate in. 

Upcoming fixtures

Saturday March 16 – County U/9 to Junior Indoor Championships – Nenagh

Sunday, March 24 – County Junior & Senior Road Championships – Templemore

Sunday, March 31 – County Novice “B” Road Championships – Ballingarry

Saturday, April 6 – National Juvenile Indoor Championships Day 1 – Athlone

Sunday, April 7 – County Intermediate Road Championships – Ballyneale

Club Notes 03/03/2019

Munster Road Championships

Angela Fogarty, Sharon Cantwell and Lorraine Healy did not have too far to travel for the Munster 4 Mile Road Championship, which was successfully hosted by Dundrum AC.  The conditions were tough for our three athletes, having to contend with rain, sleet and snow, yet these conditions did not deter our determined ladies who did themselves proud by their performances. Lorraine just outsprinted Angela in the final 100m as both athletes finished in the top half of the field.  Sharon Cantwell had a controlled and solid performance over the distance to complete the club participation.  Well done to all three athletes. 

All Ireland Masters Indoor Championships

These championships take place on Sunday next, 10th March, in Athlone with the club being represented by seven athletes – Ber Spillane (60mts, 200mts, 400mts, Relay), Sinead Tynan (400mts, Relay), Brigid Gleeson (800mts, Relay), Liz Power (60mts, 200mts, Relay), Siobhan Power (200mts, 400mts, Relay), TJ Gleeson (60mts, 200mts), Ray Power (60mts, 200mts, 400mts).  We wish all the athletes the very best of luck on the national stage. 

All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships

This competition takes place on Saturday next, 9th March, in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare and representing the club, through his school, Thurles CBS will be Aaron Moore.  Aaron will compete in the Junior Boys event and we all wish him the very best of luck.

Munster U/12-U/19 Indoor Track & Field Championships

Updated results of the recent Munster Indoor Championships are as follows: – U/12 60mts – Maeve Leahy 7th H5 10.62.  U/15 60mts – Louise Hickey 5th H1 8.97, Tara Gleeson 7th H4 9.0. U/12 600mts – Alana Spillane 3rd H4 2.02.11, Dearbhla Gleeson 7th H3 2.18.06, Maebh Leahy 9th H2 2.33.39.  U/13 600mts – Saoirse Doran 4th H4 2.05.30, Jack Flanagan 7th H4 2.01.97, Adam Phelan 5th H2 2.02.34.  U/15 800mts – Aaron Moore 4th H1 2.31.80, Louise Hickey 5th H3 2.45.57.  U/17 800mts – 4th Final Emma Gleeson 2.42.86.  U/16 200mts – Victoria Lupton 4th H2 30.72.  U/17 200mts – Emma Gleeson 3rd H4 30.49. U/16 60mH – Victoria Lupton 7th Final 12.46.  U/12 Long Jump – 20th Maeve Leah 3.08, 31st Dearbhla Gleeson 2.49.  U/13 Long Jump – 11th Jack Flanagan 3.56. 

County Juvenile Indoor Championships

The County Indoor Track & Field Championships will take place on Saturday 16th March in the Nenagh Indoor Complex.  The U/9 to U/12 competition takes place from 10am to 1pm approximately with the U/13 – Junior programme starting at 2pm.  Entries are currently being taken at training, so if you wish your child/children to compete please ensure that you give their names and events to Geraldine this week. 

Club Lotto

Winner of €20 in the lucky dip this week was Leona Doyle.  Thanks to everyone who supports the lotto. 

Coaching Course

The club will play host to an “Assistant Coach” Course on Saturday 23rd March from 10am to 5pm.  This is a one-day course and is open to all those 16 years of age and over.  It is an introduction to coaching in three key event areas – Running (Sprints and Endurance), Jumping (Long Jump) and Throwing (Shot Putt).  There is no exam and the cost of the course is €60 which includes an Athletics Ireland Assistant Coach Manual.  The club is encouraging our older athletes and parents of young juvenile athletes to sign up for this course and give a helping hand at training due to the increased numbers attending. 

Club Meeting

The next meeting of the club officers and committee will take place this Wednesday 6th March at 8.30pm in the meeting room upstairs.  All members are asked to attend. 

Upcoming fixtures

Tuesday 5th March – Munster Schools Indoor Games – Nenagh

Saturday 9th March – All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships – Clane

Sunday 10th March – All Ireland Masters Indoor Championships – Athlone

Saturday 16th March – County U/9 to Junior Indoor Championships – Nenagh

Sunday 24th March – County Junior & Senior Road Championships – Templemore

Club Notes 24/02/2019

Munster U/12-U/19 Indoor Track & Field Championships

The Juvenile Munster Championships took place in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on February 23rd and 24th. We had 17 athletes competing in these highly contested championships and what a fruitful weekend’s competition it was, as there were 7 individual medals won and super performances from all athletes.

Day 1 of these championships saw Katie Bergin sprint to win silver in the U18 60m with a PB of 8.32. Aaron McLaughlin competed in the U15 1km walk where he finished in a fantastic 2nd place in a time of 6.00.63. His brother Dylan ran a super race in the U18 1,500m where he also won silver in a time of 4.25.51. In the U19 60m, Jack Hickey qualified for the 60m final in 7.53 and finished 4th in the 400m final in 54.40. Seán Burke also competed in the U19 400m running a time of 58.06. 

With quite a successful day 1, all spirits were high going into the second day of competition with some athletes competing on both days. Dylan McLaughlin was in action again, this time in the 800m. He finished in 3rd position in a fast time of 2.10! Both Katie and Jack competed in their respective 200m.  Katie finished 2nd in her final in 27.11 which was another PB for her! Jack also finished 2nd in his final in 24.51. In the U12 2Kg Shot Putt, Sarah McGinley finished in a fantastic 3rd position! Also competing were Alana Spillane in the U12 600m, Dearbhla Gleeson in the U12 600m and Long Jump, and Meabh Leahy in the U12 60m, 600m and Long Jump. In the U13 category, Saoirse Doran ran in the 600m, Adam Phelan in the 600m and Jack Flanagan competed in the 600m and the Long Jump. Louise Hickey and Tara Gleeson ran in the U15 60m. Louise also competed in the 800m. Aaron Moore ran in the U15 800m and Victoria Lupton ran in the U16 60m Hurdles and the 200m while Emma Gleeson ran in the U17 200m and 800m.

All of the athletes should be proud of themselves as all of their efforts in training is reaping rewards. Well done to everyone!

Munster Road Championships

The Munster Road Championships take place on Sunday next 3rd March at 1pm and is being hosted by Dundrum Athletic Club.  Any athlete interested in competing in this 4-mile event where all categories, Novice, Senior & Master run as one race, are asked to contact Geraldine as soon as possible.  Closing date early this week. 

Club Lotto

Winner of €20 in the lucky dip this week was Veronica Cleere.  Thanks to everyone who supports the lotto. 

Coaching Course

The club will play host to an “Assistant Coach” Course on Saturday 23rd March from 10am to 5pm.  This is a one-day course and is open to all those 16 years of age and over.  The aim of the assistant coach course is to give some basic skills to the beginner coach to help assist a more senior coach in the delivery of coaching sessions to young athletes. It is an introduction to coaching in three key event areas – Running (Sprints and Endurance), Jumping (Long Jump) and Throwing (Shot Putt).  There is no exam and the cost of the course is €60 which includes an Athletics Ireland Assistant Coach Manual.  The club is encouraging our older athletes and parents of young juvenile athletes to sign up for this course and give a helping hand at training due to the increased numbers attending. 

Club Meeting

The next meeting of the club officers and committee will take place on Wednesday 6th March at 8.30pm in the meeting room upstairs.  All members are asked to attend. 

Anniversary Games

The club are hosting our Anniversary Games again this year.  This is a track & field evening meeting and will be run on Wednesday 10th July at 6.30pm.  There are races for junior, senior and masters from 200mts to the mile along with field events.  The major races are the Senior Men’s mile and Ladies 800mts.  Cash prizes on offer for all races.  An attempt on a sub four-minute mile and a sub 2.05 800mts will be on offer with additional bonuses if they succeed.   All interested please get in contact with the club by e-mail at hello@moyneathleticclub.com or contacting Martin on 087- 2681524 or John on 086-8403515.  Keep an eye to our website and Facebook page for updates. 

European Indoor Championships

Best of luck to Sean Tobin, Clonmel who competes for Ireland over 3,000mts at these championships which take place this weekend in Glasgow. 

Tipperary Throws Festival

The Tipperary Throws Festival takes place this Saturday 2nd March in Templemore with registration and warmup at 9.30am.  Events on offer are Shot Putt, Discus, Hamer and Javelin for juniors and seniors and Javelin for juveniles along with a mile and 400mts sprint.  Entry fee is €5 per event and entries accepted on the day.

Upcoming fixtures

Saturday 2nd March – Tipperary Throws Festival – Templemore

Sunday 3rd March – Munster 4 Mile Road Championships – Dundrum

Tuesday 5th March – Munster Schools Indoor Games – Nenagh

Saturday 9th March – All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships – Clane

Sunday 10th March – All Ireland Masters Indoor Championships – Athlone

Saturday 16th March – County U/9 to Junior Indoor Championships – Nenagh

Sunday 24th March – County Junior & Senior Road Championships – Templemore

Club Notes 17/02/2019

County Novice Road Championships

The county Novice road championship was held in Moyne again this year.  This competition attracts competitors and spectators from all over the county and always provides a scintillating day’s entertainment.  This year saw the smallest number of Moyne athletes compete, but it was certainly quality over quantity, with our Novice women finishing in 2nd position in the team event.

The first event of the day was the ladies 3k where there was a field of 29 athletes.  Moyne AC had three athletes toe the line: Angela Fogarty, Louise Fogarty and Sharon Cantwell. All three athletes are having super seasons and their performances proved true to form for them.  Angela was our first lady home with a gutsy performance to finish 4th overall in a time of 11:26. Louise finished closely in 6th position in a time of 11:37. Sharon Cantwell finished in 15th position with a massive PB of 12:35. The ladies’ performance rewarded them with a silver team medal overall.

The men had a 6k course to complete and we had two athletes compete among a field of 56 competitors. Brian Carroll and Thomas Percy were 32nd and 50th respectively. Brian ran a time of 23.32 and Thomas 26:15

The day would not have been a success without the generous support of our club members and volunteers. A big thank you to all who provided stewarding, catering and support on the day.

Munster U/12-U/19 Indoor Track & Field Championships

The Munster U/12 to U/19 Indoor Championship will be held over 2 days this weekend in Nenagh. The following athletes have been entered – Dearbhla Gleeson, Saoirse Doran, Adam Phelan, Alana Spillane, Sarah McGinley, Aaron McLaughlin, Aaron Moore, Dylan McLaughlin, Katie Bergin, Aisling Dwyer, Victoria Lupton, Louise Hickey, Emma Gleeson, Tara Gleeson and Jack Hickey. We wish them all the very best of luck.

First Aid Kit Sponsorship

Presentation of First Aid Kit

The club would like to sincerely thank Michael Hyland, Proprietor of Hyland’s, Careplus Pharmacy, Templemore for donating a first aid kit to the club. 

Munster Schools Cross Country Championships

Munster Schools Junior Boys Cross Country Championship

This event was held in Waterford IT last Friday and a huge performance from Aaron Moore, representing Thurles CBS, saw him finish 5th in the Junior Boys event and qualify for the All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships on 9th March in Clongowes Wood College, Clane.  Tara Gleeson representing Ursuline Thurles and David Doyle representing Thurles CBS both ran in the minor races finishing 63rd and 44th respectively.  Well done to all three club members. 

Munster U/9-U/11 Indoor Track & Field Championships

The Munster Indoor Championships took place recently in the Nenagh Indoor Stadium. Our four young athletes did very well in what was a massive competition and quality athletes in action.  Eleanor Doyle competed in the Girls U/11 60mts and Long Jump and had to contend with over 70 other athletes in these events.  She ran in the sixth of nine heats in the 60mts finishing 6th in a time of 10.61 with the top two from her heat advancing to the final such was the calibre of athlete she faced.  In the Long Jump she finished 47th with a leap of 2.63mts.  Approx. 50 athletes competed in the Girls U/11 600 with Ruth Phelan running in Heat 3 of five heats, finishing 7th overall in 2.17.62.  She faced over 65 athletes in the Long Jump to finish 30th with a leap of 2.98mts.  Billy Gleeson competed in the Boys U/11 600mts and with over 36 athletes in action he was in Heat 3 of 4 where he posted a time of 2.11.90 to finish 7th overall.  Our final athlete in action was Ciara Joyce who competed in the U/10 500mts and Long Jump.  Again, huge numbers took part with over 35 running the 500mts.  Ciara finished 3rd in her heat in 1.49.79 and had to wait for the overall results to see if a medal was forthcoming but such was the strength in dept of this competition that she finished 9th overall.  41 athletes competed in the Long Jump with Ciara 22nd with a jump of 2.83mts.  Well done to all four athletes on their achievements in this red-hot of competition. 

Munster Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships

Two Championship Best Performances, 15 individual medals and 3 sets of team relay medals plus several personal best times were the order of the day at the recent Munster Master Indoor Track & Field Championships.  13 athletes competed individually and as part of the club relay teams but both Ber Spillane (W35 400mts) and Liz Power (W55 60mts) rose above the rest as they set new Munster records in their respective events with victory in 1.09.65 and 11.13 respectively.  Indeed, it was Ber’s own club mates Kate Harrison and Siobhan Power who drove her to this record as they finished 2nd and 3rd in times of 1.09.86 and 1.10.07 which was also a personal best for Siobhan.  Ber also collected a bronze medal in the W35 60mts in 9.36 which was also a pb for her while finishing fourth in the W35 200mts in 31.49.  Liz added the W55 200mts title to her haul, winning it in a new pb time of 38.80 while also securing the silver medal in the W55 400mts in 1.36.13.  Kate Harrison also added another silver medal to her collection when finishing 2nd in the W35 200mts in 30.83.  Siobhan Power, in her first outing at this level, showed her potential by adding a silver medal in the W35 60mts (9.35) and a bronze medal in the W35 200mts (31.11) to her bronze in the W35 400mts mentioned above and again recorded personal best times in each of the events.  Sinead Tynan and Edel Delaney added further to the club’s success with Munster titles in the W45 200mts (34.99 and a pb) and W35 1,500mts (6.01.71) respectively with Sinead also winning two silver medals in the W45 60mts (10.69) and 400mts (1.15.97) which was another pb for her.  Our final individual medallist was Brigid Gleeson who finished 2nd in the W45 800mts in 2.51.50.  When it came to the relay teams the above athletes were joined by Patricia Ryan, Angela Brennan and Ann Ryan to form two teams at W35 level.  The team of Brigid Gleeson, Siobhan Power, Ber Spillane and Kate Harrison clocked 2.10.05 in their heat to win the Munster title while the team of Patricia Ryan, Sinead Tynan, Angela Brennan and Ann Ryan finished 2nd in their heat in 2.20.76 which saw them clinch the Munster bronze medals. 

Brendan Delaney, TJ Gleeson, Tom Percy and Ray Power competed in the Mens competition and while individual honours did not come their way, they gave a great display of team running in the M35 relay to finish third overall in a time of 2.00.15 and Munster bronze medals.  Considering for Brendan, TJ and Tom it was their first ever track competition so to produce this performance was a very creditable achievement.  Individual wise Brendan finished 5th in the M40 400mts (1.04.47) and 6th in the 200mts (29.07).  TJ was 5th in the M45 60mts (9.35) while Ray finished 4th in both the M55 400mts (1.10.06) and 200mts (30.90) and fifth in the 60tms (9.65) 

Congratulations to all our master athletes for their outstanding performances and they now look forward to the National Championships in Athlone on 10th March. 

Munster Senior & Junior Indoor Track & Field Championships

Seven individual medals and one set of relay medals were won by our junior and senior athletes in Nenagh two weeks ago with athletes also achieving personal bests over various distances.  Three athletes were crowned Munster Champions with Louise Fogarty winning the Senior Ladies 400mts in a new personal best of 1.07.50, Lorraine Healy the Senior 800mts in 2.35.46 and Dylan McLoughlin the Junior 800mts in 2.06.33 which was a massive improvement on his previous time.  Louise also claimed the silver medal in the Senior Ladies 800mts with Dylan doing likewise in the Junior 1,500mts in 4.33.00 with yet another personal best performance.  Jack Hickey also collected an individual silver medal when finishing second in the 400mts in 55.88 while Sharon Cantwell achieved a personal best in the Senior Ladies 1,500mts with a time of 5.33 which also saw her win an individual silver medal.  Katie Bergin and Aisling O’Dwyer gave away several years to their more seasoned campaigners at Junior level, but both did exceptionally well.  Katie finished 5th in both the 60mts in 8.54 and the 200mts in 27.70 while Aisling recorded two personal best time when finished 9th in the 60mts (8.91) and 10th in the 200mts (28.85).  Sean Burke is no stranger to this level of competition and came through for 5th in the 400mts (58.67) which is a personal best time for him and 9th in the 200mts (25.77).  Jack Hickey also competed in the 200mts posting a time of 24.98 to finish 7th overall.  The relay always generates great excitement and with Katie and Aisling joined by Emma Gleeson and Louise Hickey to make up the Senior team they gave it their all and a fantastic last 200mts leg by Katie saw the girls snatch victory and be crowned Munster champions in a great time of 1.56.83.  These were fantastic performances from all our junior and senior athletes and great credit is due to them on their dedication and commitment. 

Club Lotto

Sincere thanks to everyone for continuing to support our club lotto.  Your support and that of other fora has seen the loan drop from a high of €275,000 to just below €57,000.  There have not been many weeks, since the lotto started, that someone has not claimed a prize and this week Simon Moloney, Urlingford and Helen Grogan Ryan, Moyne Village were winners of €20 in the Lucky Dip. 

Anniversary Games

The club are hosting our Anniversary Games again this year.  This is a track & field evening meeting and will be run on Wednesday 10th July at 6.30pm.  There are races for junior, senior and masters from 200mts to the mile along with field events.  The major races are the Senior Men’s mile and Ladies 800mts.  Cash prizes on offer for all races.  An attempt on a sub four-minute mile and a sub 2.05 800mts will be on offer with additional bonuses if they succeed.   All interested please get in contact with the club by e-mail at hello@moyneathleticclub.com or contacting Martin on 087- 2681524 or John on 086-8403515.  Keep an eye to our website and Facebook page for updates. 

Notes of 10/02/2019

Munster U/9-U/11 Indoor Track & Field Championships

The Munster Indoor Championships took place on Saturday last in Nenagh Indoor Stadium. We had 4 juvenile athletes representing the club and they placed well in their respective heats. Ciara Joyce competed in the U10 500m and the long jump. In the U11 age group, Billy Gleeson ran in the 600m. Eleanor Doyle competed in the 60m and the long jump and Ruth Phelan ran in the 600m while also competing in the long jump.  At time of posting the full results were not to hand but well done to you all on what was a major championship to be part of. We will update as soon as results are to hand.

Munster Junior, Senior & Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships 

Nenagh Indoor Stadium was a hive of activity on Sunday when the Munster Junior, Senior & Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships took place.  Entries were up on previous years, but our 25 competing athletes did not let that phase them as they produced some stunning performances including Munster Championship Best Performances and Personal Bests over the various distances from sprints to middle distance.  Medals of all colours were won by our youngest to oldest but as full details of these excellent results were not to hand at time of posting, we will update site as soon as they become available.

County Novice Road Championships

The club will host the County Novice Road Championships this Sunday 17th February.  The races get underway with the ladies 3k at 12 noon followed immediately by the men’s 6k.  The race takes place around the usual Burma route and being on home ground we hope to field teams in both the ladies and men events.  Support for the athletes appreciated.  Donations of sandwiches and confectionary would be welcome.  Anyone interested in helping on the day please talk to one of the club officials. 

Munster U/12-U/19 Indoor Track & Field Championships

These Championships take place on the weekend of 23rd/24th February in the Nenagh Indoor Arena.  All athletes wishing to be entered in this championship should give their name to Geraldine at training this week. 

Anniversary Games

The club are hosting our Anniversary Games again this year.  This is a track & field evening meeting and will be run on Wednesday 10th July at 6.30pm.  There are races for junior, senior and masters from 200mts to the mile along with field events.  The major races are the Senior Men’s mile and Ladies 800mts.  Cash prizes on offer for all races.  An attempt on a sub four-minute mile and a sub 2.05 800mts will be on offer with additional bonuses if they succeed.   All interested please get in contact with the club by e-mail at hello@moyneathleticclub.com or contacting Martin on 087- 2681524 or John on 086-8403515.  Keep an eye to our website and Facebook page for updates. 

AIT International Grand Prix

Wednesday evening next, 13th February, sees the staging of the AIT International Grand Prix in the Athlone Indoor Track Facility.  A bus load of club members will travel to this top-class indoor meeting where senior athletes from both home and abroad will showcase their talent. It’s a great opportunity for the club to see this talent on home soil so our thanks to those who organised the tickets and travel.  A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed. 

County Tipperary Star Awards

Club members will be honoured at the County Tipperary Star Awards in the Horse & Jockey Hotel on Friday night next, 8th February starting at 7.30pm. Being presented with certificates will be Munster Indoor F35 400mts Record Breaker (1.19.92) – Edel Delaney, National Masters 4 x 400mts Champions and 4 x 200mts Indoor National Bronze Medallists – Kate Harrison, Brigid Gleeson, Bernadette Spillane and Edel Delaney and Aaron Moore as part of the Tipperary U/14 Cross Country Team that won silver at the National Cross Country Championships. Congratulations to all on their achievements.

Munster U/9-U/11 Indoor Track & Field Championships

These championships take place on Saturday next in the Nenagh Olympic Indoor Complex with the following athletes entered – Billy Gleeson, Ruth Phelan, Eleanor Doyle and Ciara Joyce taking part. We wish all the athletes the very best of luck.

Munster Junior, Senior & Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships

These championships take place in the Nenagh Olympic Indoor Stadium next weekend and the club will be represented in both the ladies and mens competitions. 23 athletes will don the green and gold at the event and we wish them all the very best of luck. Competing are Jack Hickey, Sean Burke, Ray Power, Richie Daly, TJ Gleeson, Brendan Delaney, Tom Percy, Stephen Flanagan, Bernadette Spillane, Sinead Tynan, Brigid Gleeson, Edel Delaney, Liz Power, Kate Harrison, Siobhan Power, Sharon Cantwell, Louise Fogarty, Lorraine Healy, Aisling Maher, Katie Bergin, Caoilinn Smith, Aisling O’Dwyer and Emma Gleeson.

All Ireland Masters Cross Country Championships

Tipperary Masters Team

Angela Fogarty was our lone athlete competing in the National Masters Cross Country Championships in Dundalk IT on Sunday. Still a novice in terms of competing at national level, Angela gave a performance that showed plenty of guts and determination to finish 34th overall and third Tipperary athlete across the line. When breaking down the field into the various categories of competition Angela was a top 12 finished in the O/35 section in 12th place. What an achievement at this level of competition. It was hard luck on Angela and the rest of the Tipperary squad as they just missed out on national medals finishing fourth in the inter-county competition.

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