Club Notes Weekending 18/06/2023

The PB’s keep rolling!! This weekend was busy with or juvenile, senior and master athletes out and about across all disciplines. There were some fantastic results recorded on track and field!

DSD Games 2023– Ber Spillane and Katie Bergin’s performances at the inaugural DSD AC track and field meet last Sunday were superb! This meet attracted an extremely high calibre of athlete who were itching for the opportunity to clock fast times on the newly built facility. With the weather playing ball, Ber and Katie both availed of PB’s on the day!! Ber was in heat 2 and finished 6th overall in the 200m but most importantly clocked a new outdoor PB of 29.56! Congrats to her on clocking her first of many sub 30 clocking’s outdoors! Katie has been progressing excellently through the summer campaign and got off to a flying start in the 100m winning in an impressive 12.00 flat! The fastest time of the day and a new PB for her. The good times kept on rolling for her as she followed up convincingly in the 200m winning again, clocking yet another PB 24.3! An excellent day’s work for the girls! Congrats!

Connaught Championships – Sharon Cantwell travelled to Athlone on Saturday morning to contest the Connaught Championships. She finished 2nd Senior and 4th overall in a tactically run 1500m race. She clocked 5.06.

Tipperary National League Team – Congrats to Katie and Sharon on their selection for this year’s National League Team. Katie is doubling up in the 100m and 200m where Sharon will go the distance in the 3000m Steeplechase. Both girls have been performing well over these events so far and we wish them luck with this campaign. Round 1 takes place this coming Sunday 25th June at the newly refurbished Morton Stadium. The very best of luck to them and the team manager Martin Flynn.

Road Races – Patrick Bowe, Brian Carroll, Stephen Flanagan and Lisa Quinlan all supported Moycarkey Coolcroo AC’s annual 5k and 10k road race on Friday evening last. On a humid evening they all ran well and most importantly enjoyed the event. At the time of reporting there was no official times published.

Munster U14 – U16 Track & Field Championships – Templemore AC played host to these championships last weekend. Well done to all our athletes who competed across a number of disciplines, many of whom posted PB’s with Michael Doyle and Maria Doyle qualifying for the All Ireland. Fantastic results following on from last weekend’s endeavours! Below is a snapshot of results. Well done to all our athletes!

Relay: Our U16 quartet of Kate and Emma Delaney along with Niamh Cleere and Dearbhla Gleeson in the 4x100m to finish 4th in a time of 56.25. (Qualified for All Ireland).

Middle Distance: Emma Delaney finished 6th in her heat in a time of 2.39.72 of the 800m. Kate Delaney was in the 1500m and finished 8th in a time of 5.46.99. Aisling O’ Reilly finished 8th in her heat in a time of 5.29.65.

Sprints: Dearbhla Gleeson clocked 15.08 in the girls U15 100m to finish 6th. Ruth Phelan finished 7th in her heat in a time of 31.70.

Race Walk: Michael Doyle was the outright winner in the boys U13 2000m walk. Michael won in a time of 13.25.40. He qualifies for the All Ireland in Tullamore in a couple of weeks’ time! Congratulations Michael!

Long Jump: Ruth Phelan jumped 3.49. in girls U15 event.

Shot Putt: U15 – Reilitín Morrissey threw 7.72 to finish 7th with Clodagh O’ Shea throwing 7.08 to finish 9th.

Discus: U14 – Maria Doyle had an excellent result in the girls U14 Discus. She threw 18.70 to finish on the podium in 3rd place and qualification for the All Ireland! Reiltin was in action again in the girls U15 Discus and came 8th with a throw of 16.33. A new event for both girls and one we will keep practicing.


Throws coach: The club are so grateful for the support of throws coach Orlaith O’ Brien. Orlaith is back at the club on Monday evening (19th June) to assist the athletes this time in the technical elements of the Shot, Discus and Javelin.

Split the Bucket: Young Molly Hackett was the lucky winner of this weeks jackpot of €130. Well done Molly!

Reminders: A gentle reminder for non-members who come to visit our track facilities to please put €2 into the honest box or indeed support our split the bucket draw (online or purchase an envelope locally) when they wish to use the facilities. Training continues most evenings and athletes are encouraged to keep attending in the lead up to the All-Ireland and B championships.

The County Track and Field B’s take place on Saturday in Templemore commencing at 1pm. Entries should be given at this stage.

Local Road races continue and we love to see the green and gold out there! Please support these events which are often fundraisers for clubs. The Dave Fogarty 4mile takes place this coming Thursday hosted by Thurles Crokes which is a decent event! Our friends in Dundrum AC have their annual 5k and 10k taking place on Wednesday 5th of July! Please support.