Inter-Schools Track & Field Competition

Schools from Kilkenny and Tipperary travelled to Moyne on Friday last to take part in the Moyne AC organised inter-schools track and field competition and though noted more for hurling rivalry than athletic rivalry, being so close to the county boundary added a little bit of spice to the occasion.  Whilst the weather did spoil things a little there was no doubting the intensity the children brought as they ran, jumped and threw for all their might.  Great competition was the order of the day as Moyne, Templetuohy, Rahealty, Galmoy and Urlingford National Schools competed against each other for the right to bring home the trophies for “Best Small School” and “Best Large School”.

This competition is now in its third year and is a thoroughly enjoyable occasion for all involved.  Over the course of the 48 various events many young athletes shone whether it was in sprinting, running middle distance, partaking in the long jump or ball-throw and the spread of medallists bore testimony to this.  The top three pupils in each event were presented with medals with all their class-mates providing vocal accompaingment as the results were announced.  Stars of the show, with triple wins, in the small schools category were Reah Sweeney, Templetuohy and Evelyn Delaney, Galmoy with Aaron Meakin and Mary Cussen both representing Urlingford double winners in their section.   The small schools category saw just a point separating Rahealty and Templetuohy but it was the dominance of Galmoy, especially in the fifth and sixth competitions, which bore fruit as they were crowned “Best Small” School for the third year in a row.  Well done to Galmoy on this great achievement.  Urlingford and Moyne went tit-for-tat in the large schools event with first one then the other leading the competition for “Best Large” Schools.  The margin was so fine in the end with just two points separating the two schools and it was Moyne who came out on top this year much to the delight of all the pupils and teachers involved.  This title has been swapped around over the past three years and no doubt Urlingford will be bidding for the title again next year.

Time plays a crucial role in the running of any schools competition and to this end our thanks to everyone for their co-operation throughout the day.  Many thanks also to all the officials and helpers who ran a very efficient event and contributed in no small way to the success of the competition.  Our thanks also to all those who provided refreshments which were so appreciated by everyone.

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Club Notes 15/04/2018

Annual Church Gate Collection

The club’s annual church gate collection will take place this weekend April 21st and 22nd before all masses in Moyne and Templetuohy. Volunteers are needed to stand at these collections. Please give your name to Paddy/John at training. Your continued support of the club is greatly appreciated.

Road Championships

The County Masters Road Championships take place in Clonmel on Sunday next commencing at 12 noon.  A number of athletes from the club will be participating and all are wished the very best of luck.

National Road Relay Championships

The Irish Life Health National Road Relay Championships take place on Sunday next in Raheny, Dublin and for the first time the club will have a senior ladies team in action.  The format 1mile x 2 miles x 1 mile will certainly test all the competing teams and our best wishes to the ladies in what is sure to be a very competitive and top class event.

Club Track & Field League

This Thursday night, 19th April, sees the start of the club league.  An invitation was extended to all athletes from 14 years of age and older to participate and it is great to see that we will have 20 athletes compete in four teams of five.  Further rounds take place on Saturday 5th May and Friday 25th May.  The scoring will be based on the International Points scoring table and various sprint and middle distance events will take place over the three rounds along with a team relay.  It promises to be a great spectacle for participants and spectators alike.

Inter-Schools Track & Field Event

Friday 27th April is the day of our Inter-Schools Track & Field event.  Invitations have been extended to eights primary schools in the locality and if other years are anything to go by we will have a big contingent of pupils taking part in sprints, middle distance, long jump and ball-throw.  Urlingford are the current Large Schools champions while Galmoy are the Small Schools champions but no doubt the other six schools will be out to claim these trophies  Anyone with a couple of hours to spare on the day and willing to lend a hand would be most welcome.

Burma Challenge

Wednesday 9th May sees the start of the 15th running of the Burma Challenge.  So many people have walked, jogged or run the event in that time and hopefully this year will be no different with interest already being shown by a number of people.  The 9th sees everyone run the 5k Burma route together, on the 16th May there will be a Team Mile Challenge on the track, the 23rd May is the 5k Handicap night with the 30th May hosting the 5k relay event and finale.  Entry to the complete event is €10 and any further information can be got by contacting John on 086-8403515.  Why not come along and enjoy the event with tea and refreshments served to all each night.


Mini Marathon

Our annual mini-marathon will take place on Monday 4th June commencing at 12 noon from the Sportsfield.  We will be hosting a 10k Run and a 5k Walk with entries on the day of the event.  Timing will be provided for the 10k and all entrants will receive a medallion on finishing.  The first three ladies and men in the 10k will receive prizes with an additional prize for new course records.  Refreshments will be served to all afterwards.

Capital Funding

News filtered through during the week that the club were successful in their bid for funding to complete the car-park facility in the Sportsfield.  Tipperary County Council issued in excess of €2 million in funding to projects throughout the County and the club received a grant of €10,000.  This funding together with club funding should see the completion of the car parking area to the rear of the club building and thereby providing a safer facility for our athletes.  Rules and conditions associated with the grant will have to be adhered to before work can commence which we hope will be in the not too distant future.  The club is thankful to the County Council for this grant.

Road Racing

A number of athletes from the club travelled to Killea for their 10mile and 5k event while some travelled to Dublin to take part in the Great Ireland Run which also incorporated the National 10k Road championships.  Congratulations to both Louis Everard and Sharon Cantwell who picked up prizes in the Killea 5k event with both finishing third in their respective categories in times of 19.56 and 23.05.  Also competing over 5k were Martin Kiely (22.15) and Eileen Hackett (31.01).  Over ten miles Cathal Ely posted a time of 1.11.56 with Sharon Kiely running 1.21.01 and Catherine Dunne 1.35.25.  Well done to all.  In Dublin Brian Carroll posted a new personal best over 10k finishing the Great Ireland run in 38.49.  In the Great Ireland 5k Dylan McLoughlin posted a great time of 18.31 to finish 7th overall with father John finishing in 22.28 and mother Sinead finishing in 25.06.  Younger brother Aaron ran in the Junior Great Ireland Run to also cross the line in 7th place in a time of 11.36.  Congratulations to all concerned.


Congratulations to John Moloney and Kathleen Maher who were winners in this week’s lotto draw.  Many thanks to everyone for continuing to support the club through the lotto.

Club Meeting

A meeting of all officers and comittee members will take place on Thursday night, 29th March, at 8.30pm in the club meeting room. We hope to see all present.


Road Fixtures

25th March – County Novice “B” Road Championships – Ballingarry

02nd April – Munster 4 Mile Road Championships – Kerry

22nd April – County Masters Road Championships– Clonmel

04th  June – Moyne Mini Marathon 10k Run & 5k Walk

22nd July – County Senior Road Championships – Dundrum


Track and Field Fixtures

29th April- County Senior Track and Field-Templemore

12th May-County U12-U19 Track and Field-Templemore

13th May-County U9-U12 Track and Field-Templemore

2nd & 3rd May- Munster U12-U13 Juvenile Track and Field- Ennis, Co. Clare

10th June-Munster Senior Track and Field- Castleisland, Kerry

16th & 17th June- Munster U14-U19 Track and Field, Waterford


Best Wishes!

Best wishes to Kate Harrison who is competing in the European Indoor Masters this week in Madrid. Kate will be competing in the 200m heats this Thursday.

Novice ‘B’ County Road Championships

The Novice ‘B’ County Championships will take place in Ballingarry this Sunday, the 25th of March. The event will start at 12 pm, with the ladies running 3km and the men running 6k. The event is confined to athletes who completed the “A” Championships with the first eight men and the first five ladies in those championships excluded as well as previous individual winners, both male & female. Moyne AC are defending champions in both the women and men events. Good luck to all athletes taking part.

Annual Mini-Marathon

The Annual Moyne AC Mini-Marathon will take place this year on Monday the 4th of June. There will both a 5k walk and 10k race. This is a very enjoyable event, more information will be provided at a later date

Intermediate County Road Championship

The Intermediate County Road Championship has been postponed from last Sunday due to the poor weather conditions. A date for the postponed event has not been confirmed.

Tipperary Throws Festival

The annual Tipperary throws festival will take place on the 2nd of April. This year, this event also includes a 400m and 1 mile race. This is a great opportunity for club members to get an electronically timed race before championship. Entries for each event is €5 and the competition starts at 12:30. The event is open to Junior (U/17) and senior athletes. Please see http://tipperaryathletics.com/forms/Tipperary%20Throws.pdf for more details.

Irish Health Juvenile Indoor Championship

On Sunday, the Irish Life Health Juvenile Indoor Championships (Day 2) took place in the Athlone Indoor arena. Despite the hazardous road conditions that morning, the championships went ahead. Two athletes represented the club at these championships. Dylan McLaughlin competed in the U17 1500m and his brother Aaron competed in the U14 1km walk. Dylan took to the track first in the 1500m where he finished in 4.57.74. Aaron finished 11th in the 1km walk in 6.38.78 which is a personal best for him. Well done to both Dylan and Aaron for representing the club wonderfully in such stiff competition from around the country.

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