Notes for Weekending 19/01/2020

Munster U/19 Champions & Munster U/17 Bronze Medallists

Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Relays

The Munster Juvenile Inter-Club relays took place at Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Sunday January 19. We had 2 relay teams competing at the event. Our U19 Girls team of Aisling Dwyer, Emma Gleeson, Rachel Butler and Katie Bergin won gold in the 4x200m relay in a time of 1.54.73. Well done girls! The U17 Girls 4x200m relay team of Leona Maher, Aoife Dwyer, Tara Gleeson and Louise Hickey were first in their heat and finished 3rd in the final in 2.00.03. They can now look forward to the National Finals in Athlone in April. Congratulations! Well done to both teams and their coach Martin Flynn.

County Novice Road Championships

Sunday next, January 26, the club are hosting the County Novice Road Championships over the usual Burma route. The ladies 3k race gets underway at 12 noon followed immediately by the men’s 6k.  The club hope to have both a ladies and men’s team in action and we wish them the very best of luck.  The club are looking for help in organising the event and anyone interested please contact any of the committee. 

All Ireland Juvenile “B”, Intermediate & Masters Cross Country Championships

The above championships take place on Saturday 8th February in Avondale, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow.  Athletes interested in competing in this event please let Competition Secretary, Geraldine Hickey know as soon as possible. 

Club Annual General Meeting

The club held their annual general meeting on Friday last, 17th January.  Before a sizeable attendance, everyone heard of the successes of the club in 2019, the many events held and competed in, the increase in club membership and the financial accounts of the club.  The main officers for the forthcoming year are:  President-John Flynn, Vice-Presidents-Fr. Murphy, Fr. O’Dwyer, Sean Hayden, Tom Flynn, Jimmy O’Meara, Chairperson-Paddy Doyle, Vice-Chairperson-Richard Daly, Secretary-Kate Harrison, Competition Secretary-Geraldine Hickey, Treasurer-Elaine Flynn, Registrar-Sharon Cantwell.  PRO’s-Ber Spillane, Joanne Phelan, Eibhlis Purcell, Recorder-Eileen Ryan.  Our thanks to all those who supported the club by attending our AGM and we look forward to 2020. 

Lotto

Congratulations to this week’s lotto winner Alana Spillane.  Alana a winner of €20 in the Lucky Dip.  Thanks to everyone who continues to support our lotto. 

Registration for 2020

Sincere thanks to all who have renewed their annual or new membership of the club.    Registration forms for 2020 are still available in the club house or can be downloaded from our website, www.moyneathleticclub.com for all those yet to provide membership.  Everyone attending training must also be registered for insurance purposes.   Completed forms and the appropriate monies should be given to club registrar, Sharon Cantwell, as soon as possible. 

Use of Club Facilities

There has been a marked increase in the use of the club facilities over the past few weeks, many from outside of the parish.  While we encourage everyone to use the facility, this is a reminder that there is a fee of €2 each time a person uses the track facilities and in addition a €1 fee for the lights.  We would ask people to bear this in mind.  There is also an option for “Social Member” which is €30 for the year and application forms are available from the clubhouse. 

Couch to 5k

The club are encouraging anyone interested in coming to the track on Monday and Wednesday nights at 7.30pm to take part in the Couch to 5k programme.  This is a progressive programme, starting at whatever entry level the person feels comfortable at and gradually increasing that level each week to enable them to walk, jog or run 5k.  This is a non-competitive programme and will suit everyone.  Why not take the first step and come along this week? 

Fixtures:

25th January – Irish Life Health National Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships, Athlone

26th January – County Novice Road Championships, Moyne

2nd February – County Road Relays, Clonoulty

7th February – County Tipperary Star Awards, Horse & Jockey

8th February – National Juvenile “B”, Intermediate & Masters CC Championships, Wicklow

15th February – Munster U/9-U/11 Indoor Track & Field Championships, Nenagh

16th February – Munster Senior & Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, Nenagh

22nd February – Munster U/12-U/19 Indoor Track & Field Championships, Nenagh

23rd February – Munster U/12-U/19 Indoor Track & Field Championships, Nenagh

Club Notes Weekending 12/01/2020

County Senior Cross-Country Championships

The Tipperary Senior Cross-Country Championships took place in Galbally on Sunday last, hosted by Moreabbey Milers AC.  The wet, muddy and uneven underfoot surface certainly tested the mettle of all athletes and it was mind over matter as they all battled through the conditions.  Great credit is due to our four athletes who took part with our ladies’ team, following their tremendous performances, taking third team in the club competition.  Angela Fogarty was the first across the line in 6th place, followed by Sharon Cantwell in 11th and Kate Harrison 14th.  Great result girls and great commitment from you all over the 6k distance.  It is always much harder when you are on your own but great credit is due to Brian Carroll, our lone male athlete who also battled hard in the Men’s 10k and despite the conditions came through to finish 29th. Well done Brian.  Thanks to everyone who travelled to support the athletes in Galbally. 

Club Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of the club will take place this Friday night, January 17.  The meeting will commence at 8pm sharp and all members are invited to attend.  This is the one meeting where all members can have an input into the Club, and we encourage as many as possible to attend to show your support for the hard-working officers and committee currently in place.  The club competed in over 50 competitions in 2019 alone as well as organising club and county competitions and not forgetting the huge voluntary effort in training our athletes each week.  Athletics is a year-round activity and with competitions on nearly every weekend, whether near or far, the club encourages participation, but to keep up this commitment it takes a lot of hard work. Please support this effort on Friday night. 

Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Relays

Sunday next, January 19, sees the staging of the Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Relay Championships in the Nenagh AC Indoor Arena with the club having two teams competing.  We wish the very best of luck to the Girls U/19 4 x 200mts team of Aisling Dwyer, Rachel Butler, Katie Bergin, Emma Gleeson and Jessie Newman and the Girls U/16 4 x 200mts team of Leona Maher, Aoife Dwyer, Louise Hickey and Tara Gleeson. 

Registration for 2020

Sincere thanks to all who have renewed their annual or new membership of the club.    Registration forms for 2020 are still available in the club house or can be downloaded from our website, www.moyneathleticclub.com for all those yet to provide membership.  Everyone attending training must also be registered for insurance purposes.   Completed forms and the appropriate monies should be given to club registrar, Sharon Cantwell, by this coming Friday, January 17. 

Use of Club Facilities

There has been a marked increase in the use of the club facilities over the past few weeks, many from outside of the parish.  While we encourage everyone to use the facility, this is a reminder that there is a fee of €2 each time a person uses the track facilities and in addition a €1 fee for the lights.  We would ask people to bear this in mind.  There is also an option for “Social Member” which is €30 for the year and application forms are available from the clubhouse. 

Dancing with the Stars  

We encourage all club members to support Aidan “Taggy” Fogarty from Urlingford who is participating in “Dancing with the Stars” on RTE.  Aidan is a brother of club member Angela and we wish him all the very best in his quest.  Aidan and dance partner Emily are putting in the hard work and believe me there is endless hours of it to entertain us on Sunday nights. To support:  Text: Aidan to 53125.  The very best of luck Aidan and Emily.

Couch to 5k

The club are encouraging anyone interested in coming to the track on Monday and Wednesday nights at 7.30pm to take part in the Couch to 5k programme.  This is a progressive programme, starting at whatever entry level the person feels comfortable at and gradually increasing that level each week to enable them to walk, jog or run 5k.  This is a non-competitive programme and will suit everyone.  Why not take the first step and come along this week? 

Training

There will be no juvenile training this Friday night due to the staging of the club annual general meeting.  Normal juvenile training resumes the following week – Tuesday and Friday nights from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Training for sprints and jumps, for juvenile athletes who are committed to taking part in the track and field championships, takes place each Thursday night at 7.30pm and we look forward to seeing those athletes at these sessions.

Fixtures:

17th January – AGM Moyne AC

18th January – Irish Life Health Indoor Combined Events (All Ages), Athlone

19th January – Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Relays, Pole Vault, U/17-19 Field Events, Nenagh

25th January – Irish Life Health National Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships, Athlone

26th January – County Novice Road Championships, Moyne

2nd February – County Road Relays, Clonoulty

7th February – County Tipperary Star Awards, Horse & Jockey

Club Notes Weekending 05/01/2020

 

Munster Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships

It was another busy weekend for some of our athletes as they were in action again in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Sunday January 5 at the Munster Junior and U/23 Championships. Our Junior relay team ran brilliantly to clinch silver and break the 4x200m club record again in a time of 1.54.52. Well done to Aisling Dwyer, Emma Gleeson, Rachel Butler, Katie Bergin and Leona Maher! Katie and Aisling were also in action in the Junior 60m and 200m. Katie was 4th in the 60m in 8.49 and was 2nd in the 200m in 27.71. Aisling was 6th in the 60m in 8.64 and she finished 6th in the 200m despite being obstructed in the last 60m but managed to get a pb of 28.15. Well done to all!

Annual Club Presentation Night

The club held its annual presentation night on Thursday, January 2 and it was great to see the numbers in attendance.  Medals were presented to the juvenile athletes from the recent cross-country championships which included twelve sets of team medals, nine Munster team medals and 1 All Ireland team medal which was won by Aaron Moore as part of the Tipperary U/15 team that finished third.  Also presented on the night were Munster individual medals to our track athletes with well over 20 involved and to our national individual medallists Naomi Morrissey Liz Power, Sinead Tynan and Sarah McGinley and to team members Jessie Newman, Katie Bergin, Rachel Butler and Aisling Dwyer.

 

The winner of the U/9-14 Track Athlete of the Year was Sarah McGinley who won amongst others the U/12 Shot at the County Indoor Championships, third in the U/12 Shot at the Munster Indoors which qualified her for the National finals where she finished 18th, second in the U/12 Shot at the County Outdoor Championships, fourth in the Munster U/12 Shot which also qualified her for the National Championships where she finished 15th.  Sarah then competed in the Munster B Championships where she won the U/12 Shot and crowned a great year by winning the same competition at the National B Track & Field Championships.

 

 

 

The 14-19 Track Athlete was Jack Hickey.  Jack had a very distinguished year with medals at U/19, Junior and Senior level.  Just a flavour of his successes – he won the Junior and U/19 200mts at the County Championships and the Junior 100mts at the County Championships. At senior level he finished second in the 200mts and third in the 400mts.  Following that he finished second in the Munster U/19 200mts both Indoor and Outdoor to qualify for the National Championships where he finished sixth Indoor and seventh Outdoor.  Points earned are calculated on the International Points system used at the Olympics and in four of his performances he had in excess of 800pts.

 

 

 

 

The winner of the U/9-14 Cross Country Athlete of the Year was Alana Spillane.  She began the year by finishing 11th in the All Ireland B Championships and followed this up by winning the Girls U/12 County Championship and helping the club team to third.  Following her fourth-place finish at the U/13 championships she finished 13th at Munster and qualified for the National finals where she represented Munster to finish 107th overall.

 

 

 

 

 

The 14-19 Cross Country Athlete of the Year was Aaron Moore.  He finished 3rd in the U/15 and 4th in the U/16 County Championships following which he finished 13th in the U/15 Munster equivalent.  Despite having an injury and then illness struck he still managed to compete at the National U/15 championships where he finished 44th and a member of the Tipperary team that finished third in the Inter-County competition where he also had the honour of being part of the Munster squad at this event.  In addition, he was part of the club teams at U/15 & U/16 that won silver medals. 

 

 

 

 

Our two senior awards are Track Athlete of the Year and Cross Country & Road Athlete of the Year and these awards were won by Katie Bergin and Angela Fogarty. 

 

 

Katie had a superb season with many personal bests of the year.  With success as U/18, Junior and Senior at County Level.  Her specialist event is the 200mts where she finished second in the Junior and U/18 at County level and Munster level and at national level she had to contend with many international stars finishing sixth at U/18 level.  She also competed in the Long Jump, winning the Junior and U/18 competitions at County level and third in the Senior competition.  Again, the system used to calculate the points is the International Scoring system and with 12 of her performances earning more than 800points she is certainly a star in the making for the club. 

Angela has been one of our most consistent cross country and road athletes and this year finished sixth in the Munster Intermediate, tenth in the Munster Novice along with a twelfth-place finish in her category at the National Masters.  She was part of the club team that won bronze at the Munster Novice and was a member of the Tipperary teams at Munster Novice Intermediate and master’s level which captured silver team medals at both cross country and road.  On the roads she finished fourth in the County Novice, second in the County Intermediate and fifth in the County Senior.  She was a member of the club team that won the Intermediate Road Championships for the very first time this year and was also on the club team that finished second at the County Novice Road Championships. 

 

 

Our “Most Improved Athlete of the Year” award went to Alana Spillane for her all-round attitude to training and competition and her dedication to athletics.  Alana won the U/9-14 Cross Country as mentioned above but such is her versatility that she was runner-up in the Track award at the same level with County individual medals at U/12 level at 60mts, 600mts and High Jump.  In the very competitive Munster level, she finished seventh in the 600mts at the Indoor Championships and fourth at the Outdoor Championships

The “Athlete of the Year Award” this year was in fact won by a club team – the Girls U/18 4 x 100mts relay team of Jessie Newman, Katie Bergin, Aisling Dwyer and Rachel Butler who had a terrific season.  They won the County Championships and then travelled to Castleisland in June for the Munster Championships where after being overhauled in the final 50mts of the event to finish second they broke the 28-year-old existing club record with a time of 53.22.  This record did not last long as they broke it again at the Club’s Summer Games in July, posting a time of 53.04.  Travelling to Tullamore in late July they certainly left the best till last as they took on seven similar relay teams at the National U/18 Track & Field Championships to clinch the silver medals with yet another club record time of 52.69.  Again, their attitude to training, both at the club and in their individual homes, paved the way for this success and there is surely more to come from this group of girls. 

 

While we highlight those who won awards, everyone at the club is valued, some win medals, some do not, but everyone is successful in their own way and the enjoyment and comraderie is there in abundance for all to see.   Our thanks to everyone who made the night such a success and hopefully we can have a similar if not more successful year in 2020. 

Training

Training is resuming this week, following the Christmas break.  This takes place for juvenile athletes on Tuesday and Friday night at 7.30pm.  For juvenile athletes who are committed to taking part in the track and field championships training will take place on Thursday nights at 7.30pm for sprints and jumps.   

County Senior Cross-Country Championships

Sunday next, January 12, sees the blue riband of cross country running, the County Senior, taking place in Galbally with a 12-noon start.  The ladies run over 6k with the men 10k and the course is certainly one to test the resilience of the athletes.  We wish all our athletes the very best of luck on the day. 

Club Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of the club has been set for Friday, January 17, 2020.  The meeting will commence at 8pm sharp and all members are invited to attend. 

Registration for 2020

Registration forms for 2020 are now available in the club house.  All members, juvenile and senior, need to re-register for the new year.  Completed forms and the appropriate monies should be given to club registrar, Sharon Cantwell, as soon as possible. Closing date for registration is Friday, January 17.  Please remember that all those attending training must be registered.

Fixtures:

10th January – AGM Tipperary Athletics Board, Thurles

12th January – County Senior Cross-Country Championships, Galbally

17th January – AGM Moyne AC

18th January – Irish Life Health Indoor Combined Events (All Ages), Athlone

19th January – Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Relays, Pole Vault, U/17-19 Field Events, Nenagh

25th January – Irish Life Health National Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships, Athlone

26th January – County Novice Road Championships, Moyne

2nd February – County Road Relays, Clonoulty

7th February – County Tipperary Star Awards, Horse & Jockey

Club Notes Weekending 29/12/2019

County Senior and Masters’ Indoor Track & Field Championships

The County Senior and Master Indoors were held in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Sunday December 29. The festive season did not lessen the number of athletes from the club as 21 men and women donned the club singlet for a day of competition. There were 4 sets of relay medals won, along with 16 gold, 7 silver and 4 bronze individual medals. Not bad for the first day out of the indoor season!

The first event for the Moyne athletes was the 60m sprint. Katie Bergin, Aisling Dwyer, Leona Maher and Louise Hickey took to the start line for the senior race. Katie finished 2nd in 8.43, Aisling was 3rd in 8.51, followed by Leona in 4th 8.84 and Louise 5th in 8.96. Ciarán Dwyer and Jack Hickey were up next in the Senior Mens sprint where Jack qualified for the final and finished in the 6th in 7.66. In the O/35 60m Ber Spillane was 2nd in 9.28 and in the O/55 60m sprint Ray Power was 1st in 9.67.

In the senior women’s 200m, Katie clinched 1st place in 27.30, Aisling ran a PB of 28.14 for 3rd and Leona was 5th in 30.35. Jack Hickey and Paul Moloney were in action in the senior men’s 200m where Jack held on to first place in 23.78. Paul who was competing in his first competition finished 8th in 27.44. In the master’s category, Ber was 1st in 32.45 and Ray finished 1st in 31.97.

Emma Gleeson and Aoife Dwyer were in action in the senior 400m. Emma finished 1st in 1.09.56 and Aoife was 2nd in 1.14.08. Out on the track once more were, Ber and Ray. Ber was 1st in 1.11.70 in her age category, and Ray finished 1st in 1.12.21 in his category.

In the senior women’s 800m, Rachel Butler ran a strongly to finish 1st in 2.47. Nathan Bowe took to the track for his senior 800m, where he narrowly missed out on bronze and finished 4th in 2.17.05. In the O/45 800m, Brigid Gleeson was 1st in 2.54.10 and Michelle Percy was 2nd in 3.03.89. Sharon Cantwell competed in the senior 1500m where she finished 2nd in 5.29.13 and in the men’s O/45, Patrick Bowe was 1st in 5.11.13.

In the field events, Leona was 2nd in the long jump. Aoife Dwyer was 2nd in the high jump and 3rd in the shot put. Ciarán finished 1st in weight for distance and 3rd in the shot put. Edmund Dwyer was 1st in O/55 weight for distance and shot put and Naomi Morrissey O/40 was also 1st in weight for distance and the shot put. Ber was 4th in weight for distance.

The last track event of the day were the relays. The team of Rachel, Aisling, Emma and Katie won senior gold in style. They set a new 4x200m club record of 1.55.77! The senior bronze medal winners were Leona, Tara Gleeson, Louise and Aoife. The senior men’s relay team of Jack, Nathan, Ciarán and Paul won silver in 1.45.52. Last but by no means least, the master women of Brigid, Ber, Michelle and Edel Delaney won gold. Very fruitful results from all 4 relay teams!

Well done to all the athletes who competed and represented the club so strongly. What a fantastic end to 2019!

Christmas Morning Mile

Sincere thanks to everyone who came and supported our Christmas morning mile.  The event, now in its 20th year, is still contributing much needed funds to charities, local and national and this year was no exception.  While the day started out chilly and frosty it did not deter the near 200 people who contributed a total of €1,200 for this year’s charity “Mo Chara Animal Rescue”. Once again, many thanks to everyone for their generous support. 

Annual Club Presentation Night

The club will host its annual presentation night this Thursday night, January 2 at 8pm.  All medals won during the recent cross-country season by our juvenile athletes will be presented on the night.  Also being presented are awards for “Athlete of the Year”, “Most Improved Athlete of the Year” and Track & Field and Cross-Country Athletes of the Year in Juvenile and Senior categories.  We hope that all members will support this event. 

Club Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of the club has been set for Friday, January 17, 2020.  The meeting will commence at 8pm sharp and all members are invited to attend. 

Registration for 2020

Registration forms for 2020 are now available in the club house.  All members, juvenile and senior, need to re-register for the new year.  Completed forms and the appropriate monies should be given to club registrar, Sharon Cantwell, as soon as possible. Closing date for registration is Friday, January 17.  Please remember that all those attending training must be registered.

Fixtures:

5th January – Munster U/11-U/16 Combined Events and Junior & U/23 T &F, Nenagh

10th January – AGM Tipperary Athletics Board, Thurles

12th January – County Senior Cross-Country Championships, Galbally

17th January – AGM Moyne AC

18th January – Irish Life Health Indoor Combined Events (All Ages), Athlone

19th January – Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Relays, Pole Vault, U/17-19 Field Events, Nenagh

25th January – Irish Life Health National Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships, Athlone

26th January – County Novice Road Championships, Moyne

2nd February – County Road Relays, Clonoulty

7th February – County Tipperary Star Awards, Horse & Jockey

Club Notes Weekending 22/12/19

 

Christmas Morning Mile

Our annual Christmas morning mile will take place this Wednesday, December 25.  This year all proceeds from the event will be donated to local charity, Mo Chara Animal Rescue Everyone is invited to Walk, Jog or Run four laps of the track on the day, anytime between 10.30am and 12.30pm.  What better way to start the day?  All donations gratefully accepted. 

County Senior and Masters’ Indoor Track & Field Championships

Sunday 29th December sees the start of the Indoor Track season with the staging of the County Senior & Masters Championships in the Nenagh Olympic Indoor Arena commencing at 10.30am.  Closing date on the system is Friday December 27 but please give details to Geraldine well in advance of this date and bearing in mind the Christmas period.  All athletes must also be registered for 2020 so please ensure you have given your form and fee to registrar Sharon Cantwell. 

Registration for 2020

Registration forms for 2020 are now available in the club house.  All members, juvenile and senior, need to re-register for the new year.  Completed forms and the appropriate monies should be given to club registrar, Sharon Cantwell, as soon as possible. Closing date for registration is Friday, January 17.  Please remember that all those attending training must be registered.

Annual Club Presentation Night

The club will host its annual presentation night on Thursday, January 2 at 8pm.  All medals won during the recent cross-country season by our juvenile athletes will be presented on the night.  Also being presented are awards for “Athlete of the Year”, “Most Improved Athlete of the Year”, and Track & Field and Cross-Country Athletes of the Year in Juvenile and Senior categories.  We hope that all members will support this event. 

Club Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of the club has been set for Friday, January 17, 2020.  The meeting will commence at 8pm sharp and all members are invited to attend. 

Club Lotto

Congratulations to this week’s winners Jack Cahill, Jim O’Meara, Emily Cahill and Daisy Lyons who were winners of €20 in the lucky dip.  Our thanks to everyone for their continued support. 

Fixtures:

29th December – County Senior & Masters Indoor T & F Championships, Nenagh

5th January – Munster U/11-U/16 Combined Events and Junior & U/23 T &F, Nenagh

10th January – AGM Tipperary Athletics Board, Thurles

12th January – County Senior Cross-Country Championships, Galbally

17th January – AGM Moyne AC

18th January – Irish Life Health Indoor Combined Events (All Ages), Athlone

19th January – Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Relays, Pole Vault, U/17-19 Field Events, Nenagh

25th January – Irish Life Health National Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships, Athlone

26th January – County Novice Road Championships, Moyne

2nd February – County Road Relays, Clonoulty

7th February – County Tipperary Star Awards, Horse & Jockey

Club Notes Weekending 15/12/2019

National Uneven Age Juvenile and Novice Cross-Country Championships

On a great day of athletics, our four club athletes, gave it their all at the National Uneven Age Juvenile and Novice Cross Country Championships held in Dunboyne, Co. Meath.  First away on the day was Alana Spillane, representing the province of Munster in the Girls U/13 event.  She was very much one of the younger competitors in this race but that did not deter her when finishing 107th.  In the Boys equivalent Adam Spillane toed the line for Tipperary and despite being on his sick bed for the past week ran his heart out to finish 120th and the final scorer on the Tipperary team that finished a very creditable 6th in the Inter-County competition.  Our final juvenile was Aaron Moore who competed in the Boys U/15 event for both Munster and Tipperary and again, having overcome illness, left nothing on the field to finish 44th. This place proved vital as it contributed to Tipperary finishing third in the Inter-County competition, only losing out to Dublin on count-back as both Counties finished level on points.  Well done Aaron on your coveted All Ireland medal and to both Alana and Adam on your performances.    

With over 180 athletes entered in the Ladies Novice, the race was always going to be tough and the pace fast but great credit is due to Angela Fogarty who put everything into her performance.  On a course that provided a mixture of soft and muddy underfoot conditions she battled hard and maintained her speed throughout to finish in the top half of the field while also showed true grit at the finish holding off some serious challenges to her position.  Well done Angela.   

Sincere thanks to the Spillane, Phelan, Moore and Fogarty clans for their support on Sunday and indeed throughout the cross-country season. 

Club Meeting

The next meeting of the club officers and committee takes place this Wednesday night at 8.45pm.  All members are asked to attend. 

Christmas Morning Mile

Our annual Christmas morning mile will once again take place on December 25.  This year all proceeds from the event will be donated to Mo Chara Animal Rescue who are doing tremendous work from their kennels in Cooleeney.  Everyone is invited to Walk, Jog or Run four laps of the track on the day, anytime between 10.30am and 12.30am.  What better way to start the day?  All donations gratefully accepted. 

County Senior and Masters’ Indoor Track & Field Championships

The indoor track and field season commences on Sunday 29th December with the staging of the County Senior & Masters Championships in the Nenagh Olympic Indoor Arena commencing at 10.30am.  With the Christmas period in between it is important that all athletes who are interested in competing would give their name and events to Geraldine as soon as possible.  Also, all athletes who are competing must be registered for 2020 so please ensure you have given your form and fee to Sharon Cantwell by the end of this week. 

Annual Club Presentation Night

The club will host its annual presentation night on Friday, January 2 at 8pm.  All medals won during the recent cross-country season by our juvenile athletes will be presented on the night.  Also being presented are awards for “Athlete of the Year”, “Most Improved Athlete of the Year”, and Track & Field and Cross-Country Athletes of the Year in Juvenile and Senior categories.  We hope that all members will support this event. 

Registration for 2020

Registration forms for 2020 are now available in the club house.  All members, juvenile and senior, need to re-register for the new year.  Completed forms and the appropriate monies should be given to club registrar, Sharon Cantwell, as soon as possible. Please remember that all those attending training must be registered.

Club Lotto

Congratulations to this week’s winners Eileen Coppinger and Pat Blake who were winners of €20 in the lucky dip.  Our thanks to everyone for their continued support. 

Fixtures:

29th December – County Senior & Masters Indoor T & F Championships, Nenagh

5th January – Munster U/11-U/16 Combined Events and Junior & U/23 T &F, Nenagh

10th January – AGM Tipperary Athletics Board, Thurles

12th January – County Senior Cross-Country Championships, Galbally

17th January – AGM Moyne AC

18th January – Irish Life Health Indoor Combined Events (All Ages), Athlone

19th January – Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Relays, Pole Vault, U/17-19 Field Events, Nenagh

25th January – Irish Life Health National Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships, Athlone

26th January – County Novice Road Championships, Moyne

2nd February – County Road Relays, Clonoulty

7th February – County Tipperary Star Awards, Horse & Jockey

Club Notes Weekending 08/12/2019

County Juvenile B and Novice B Cross Country Championships

The County Juvenile ‘B’ Cross Country Championship took place on Sunday December 8 in Moyne, in very tough weather conditions with strong cold winds and rain showers frequenting the juvenile races. 25 juvenile athletes came out in these conditions to represent the club.

First out was the U9’s, running 500m. Kate Concagh was first home for Moyne in 6th place with Saoirse Dunne hot on her heels finishing 7th. Seán Cahill led the Boys home in a great first place with Michael Doyle 5th and Darragh Moore 6th. These 3 boys were also first in the team event. U11s, running 1,000m, were next to face the elements with Reiltín Morrissey running a fantastic race to finish 1st, followed by Emily Cahill 2nd and Maria Doyle 3rd, Ailís Concagh 13th and Niamh Gleeson 15th.  Reiltín, Emily and Maria were first in the team event also. David Nolan ran a great race finishing 2nd, followed closely by Rógan Lyons 3rd, Luke Molloy 8th, Darragh Cleere 11th, Noah Murphy 12th, Jack Renehan 14th and Dáithí Cussen 17th. David, Rógan and Luke also finished 2nd in the team event. U13 girls, running 1,500m, were next with Cara Delaney first home for the club in 7th, Róisín Wall 10th and Ellen Nolan 11th. These 3 girls were 3rd in the team event. Niamh Cleere also took part in this race but pulled up due to injury. Moyne took 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the boys U 13 with Frank Doyle 2nd, Bill Cussen 3rd and Paddy Cussen 4th. These 3 boys were 1st in the team event. Our final athlete to compete on the day was Mary Cussen who ran a super race to finish 1st in the girls U15 2,500m. Well done to each athlete for competing on the day in very difficult conditions resulting in a total of 14 individual medals and 5 sets of team medals. Congratulations to you all, the club is very proud of you.

Aisling Maher, Edel Delaney and Michelle Percy were the club’s representatives in the Novice B Ladies event and running 3k they produced solid performances to clinch the team silver medals with Aisling also collecting a coveted individual medal having finished third overall.  Edel came through for sixth with Michelle in eight.  Well done ladies on your performances in such tough conditions.

Thank You

Thanks to everyone who helped in any way with the staging of the County B Cross Country Championships in Moyne on Sunday. Events like this do not run on their own.  A sincere thanks to Richie and Paddy Daly and the Daly families for the use of their lands to stage the event which was very much appreciated by the club. 

National Uneven Age Juvenile and Novice Cross-Country Championships

The club will have six representatives in action at the National Uneven Age Juvenile & Novice Cross Country Championships in Dunboyne, Co. Meath on Sunday next.  Alana Spillane and Aaron Moore are both representing Munster at U/13 and U/15 level with Aaron also competing on the Tipperary U/15 team alongside David Doyle.  Adam Phelan and Jack Flanagan are representing Tipperary at U/13 level while Angela Fogarty will be taking part in the Novice event as part of the Tipperary team.  We wish them all the very best of luck. 

Registration for 2020

Registration forms for 2020 are now available in the club house.  All members, juvenile and senior, need to re-register for the new year.  Completed forms and the appropriate monies should be given to club registrar, Sharon Cantwell, over the next couple of weeks. 

Club Lotto

Congratulations to this week’s winners Jody Sweeney and Aoife Deegan who were winners of €20 in the lucky dip.  Our thanks to everyone for their continued support. 

Christmas Morning Mile

Our annual Christmas morning mile will once again take place on December 25.  This year all proceeds from the event will be donated to Mo Chara Animal Rescue who are doing tremendous work from their kennels in Cooleeney.  Everyone is invited to Walk, Jog or Run four laps of the track on the day, anytime between 10.30am and 12.30am.  What better way to start the day? 

County Senior and Masters’ Indoor Track & Field Championships

The indoor track and field season commences on Sunday 29th January with the staging of the County Senior & Masters Championships in the Nenagh Olympic Indoor Arena commencing at 10.30am.  With the Christmas period  in between it is important that all athletes who are interested in competing would give their name and events to Geraldine as soon as possible. 

Club Notes Weekending 01/12/2019

 

Munster Juvenile B Cross-Country Championships

 

The Munster Juvenile B Championships took place in Turnpike, Two Mile Borris on Sunday December 1 on a cold and dry morning. With perfect underfoot conditions, our athletes donned their singlets and waited patiently for their races.

First out on the course were the U9 Girls running 750m. Molly Jones and Ellen Harrington were our 2 competitors in this race where they finished 20th and 38th respectively. Molly was also a member of the Tipperary team who finished 2nd. Next out was the U9 Boys. Gerard Delaney finished 35th, Seán Cahill 47th, Michael Doyle 57th and Darragh Moore 59th. They finished eighth in the club competition. Well done boys!

The U11 Girls ran 1000m taking in the upper part of the course. Ruth Phelan led the Moyne contingent to the finish line in 18th position, followed by Reiltín Morrissey 39th, Ciara Joyce 59th, Olive Spillane Leane 69th, Emily Cahill 75th, Saoirse Deegan 76th, Maria Doyle 77th and Heidi Maher 79th. The girls finished eighth in the team competition. The U11 Boys race saw Jack Guilfoyle finish in 59th position, David Nolan 74th and Noah Murphy 96th.

The U13 Girls were running a distance of 1500m where Alana Spillane and Gráinne O’ Loughlin were competing. Alana finished 21st and was also a member of the Tipperary team who placed 2nd overall. Gráinne finished in 81st position. The boys running for the club at U13 level were Adam Phelan, Jack Cahill, Adam Spillane Leane and Frank Doyle. Adam Phelan led the club home in 21st place, followed by Jack 36th, Adam 45th and Frank 54th. Adam Phelan, Jack and Adam Spillane Leane were also members of the Tipperary team who finished 3rd overall.

Aisling O’Loughlin and Moya Brennan were our 2 athletes running in the U15 Girls category. They both ran steadily to finish 24th and 27th respectively.  The U15 Boys were out on the course next with Michéal O’ Mahony finishing 13th, Jake Bowe 18th and David Doyle 24th. All 3 boys were members of the Tipperary team that finished 3rd.

Well done to all the juvenile athletes who represented the club so proudly.

Munster Intermediate Cross-Country Championships

Now that all the juvenile races were done and dusted, it was the turn of the Intermediate Ladies and Men. Angela Fogarty, Sharon Cantwell, Louise Fogarty and Aisling Maher took to the 5k course. With a fast pace being set right from beginning, it was clear that this was going to be a battle to the finish line. Angela led the club home to finish strongly in 6th position, followed by a super running from Sharon Cantwell 20th, Louise 22nd and Aisling 31st. The ladies finished 4th in the club ranks. Angela was a member of the Tipperary team that finished 2nd. Last out on the course were the Intermediate Men where Patrick Bowe was our sole competitor. Pakie finished in 31st position in a very competitive field. Well done to each and every athlete. Great running from you all!

County Juvenile B and Novice B Cross Country Championships

The club host the County Juvenile and Novice B Cross Country Championships, on the lands of the Daly family, this coming Sunday, December 8, commencing at 12 noon.  All athletes who competed in both Newport and Moyglass and who did not win a medal are eligible to compete.  If you wish your child/children to be entered please contact Geraldine asap.

“Down Your Way”

Sincere thanks to everyone who came to the clubhouse on Saturday night last for the recording of the Tipp FM programme “Down Your Way” with Eamonn O’Dwyer.  With such a large turnout, a great atmosphere ensued and our thanks to all musicians and speakers who took part.  It is expected that the programme will air in the new year. 

Registration for 2020

Registration forms for 2020 are now available in the club house.  All members, juvenile and senior, need to re-register for the new year.  Completed forms and the appropriate monies should be given to club registrar, Sharon Cantwell, over the next couple of weeks.

Club Lotto

Congratulations to this week’s winners John Flynn, Timmy Cullen, Brian Carroll and Jack Renehan who were all winners of €20 in the lucky dip.  Our thanks to everyone for their continued support.

Cross Country Fixtures

Dec 08 – County Juvenile B & Novice B Cross-Country Championships – Moyne

Dec 15 – National Juvenile Uneven Age & Novice Cross-Country – Dunboyne

Club Notes Weekending 24/11/019

National Juvenile Even-Age Cross Country Championships

Just one club athlete, David Doyle, represented the club at the National Juvenile Cross- Country Championships in Dublin on Sunday.  David was a member of the Tipperary U/14 squad and finished 156.  While the Tipperary team won the National title, David did not make the scoring six but nonetheless put in a good performance over a strength sapping course. 

North Tipperary Schools Track & Field Competition

Well done to Sarah McGinley who won the shot competition, with a throw of 6.45mts. for the 5th Class category at the North Tipperary Schools Track & Field Competition in Nenagh last week.  Sarah was representing Holycross National School. 

Munster Juvenile B & Intermediate Cross-Country Championships

The Munster Juvenile “B” and Intermediate Cross-Country Championships take place in Hayes’ of the Middlepiece, Two-Mile-Borris on Sunday next with an 11.30am start for the juvenile events, followed by the intermediate championships.  We wish all our athletes the very best of luck and hopefully we will have something to celebrate on Sunday evening.  All juvenile athletes should be at the course by 10.30am at the latest to view the course, collect numbers and singlets.  Our intermediate members should be there by 12.30pm at the latest. 

“Down Your Way”

Eamonn O’Dwyer of Tipp FM and “Down Your Way” fame will visit the club this coming Saturday night, November 30 at 7.30pm to record a programme about the club.  We extend a hearty welcome to all current members and their families, former members and anyone with an interest in the club to please come along and show your support on the night.  What a great way to remember great sporting days of the club. 

Upcoming Cross-Country Fixture

The County Juvenile B and Novice B Cross Country Championships take place on Sunday December 08 and is a home fixture for our athletes.  Those who competed in the County Juvenile Championships in Newport and Moyglass and who did not win a medal on either of those days are eligible to run.  Entries should be given to Geraldine by this weekend.   

Registration for 2020

Registration forms for 2020 are now available in the club house.  All members, juvenile and senior, need to re-register for the new year.  Completed forms and the appropriate monies should be given to club registrar, Sharon Cantwell, over the next couple of weeks. 

Cross Country Fixtures

Dec 01 – Munster Juvenile B & Intermediate Cross-Country Championships – Two-Mile-Borris

Dec 08 – County Juvenile B & Novice B Cross-Country Championships – Moyne

Dec 15 – National Juvenile Uneven Age & Novice Cross-Country – Dunboyne

Club Notes Weekending 17/11/2019

 

Munster Master Cross Country Championships

Just two athletes travelled the long distance to Beaufort, Co. Kerry on Sunday, November 17, to compete in the master’s Cross-Country Championships.  Angela Fogarty took on the ladies’ field over 4k and following a very fast paced race finished an excellent 14th overall and 7th in her age category.  Pakie Bowe had an equally fast race but ran the longer distance of 7k and again produced a fine performance to finish 55th overall and 11th in his age category.  Well done to both and thanks to all those who travelled in support of these two athletes. 

National Juvenile Even-Age Cross Country Championships

We wish David Doyle the very best of luck as he competes on the Tipperary U/14 team at the National Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships in Dublin on Sunday next. 

Club Meeting

The next club meeting will take place this coming Thursday night at 8.30pm.  All officers and committee are asked to attend. 

Parents Information Evening

The club have organised a parents’ information evening for Friday night next, November 22 at 7.40pm and again for the following Tuesday night, November 22 for those unable to make it on Friday.  An information sheet will be distributed on the night and we are encouraging all parents of juvenile athletes to make a special effort to attend.   

Upcoming Juvenile Cross-Country Fixtures

The Munster Juvenile B Cross Country Championship is the next fixture on the horizon – Sunday, December 01 in Middlepiece, Two-Mile-Borris.  All athletes who competed in Limerick Racecourse and Conna are eligible to compete in this event.  Parents are asked to let Geraldine know this week if they wish their child/children to be entered. 

The County Juvenile B Cross Country Championships take place on Sunday December 08 and is a home fixture for our athletes.  Those who competed in the County Championships in Newport and Moyglass and who did not win a medal on either of those days are eligible to run.  Again, Geraldine is asking parents to let her know if she is to enter your child/children.  Our thanks to the Daly families for facilitating the event on their land and anyone who has time on their hands on the day, we would welcome your help. 

New York Run

On a recent family trip to the United States, Aisling Maher took the opportunity to run part of the course for the New York Marathon.  The 5k event takes place the day before the actual marathon and Aisling proudly wore the colours of Moyne AC as she raced around the course to finish in 22.30 and was one of the top Irish finishers at the event.  Well done Aisling. 

Cross Country Fixtures

Nov 24 – National Juvenile Even Age & Senior & Junior Cross-Country Championships – Abbotstown

Nov 26 – County Post Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships – Thurles

Dec 01 – Munster Juvenile B & Intermediate Cross-Country Championships – Two-Mile-Borris

Dec 08 – County Juvenile B & Novice B Cross-Country Championships – Moyne

Dec 15 – National Juvenile Uneven Age & Novice Cross-Country – Dunboyne

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