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Club Notes Weekending 22/03/2020

Use of Club Facilities

The club are glad to be able to keep the track open so that people can avail of the facility for walking, jogging or running in a safe environment.  However, during the week it was necessary to place a notice on the gate requesting people to keep their distance as the recommendations for social distancing were not being observed.  We must follow the HSE guidelines and we hope people will take heed. If not, we will have to take the step of closing the facility which would be a huge loss to the community. 

Lotto

The club lotto has been suspended for the moment due to the coronavirus.  We will keep you updated on its resumption. 

2020 Summer Games & June 5k

Both events are scheduled to go-ahead on Wednesday 17th June and Monday 1st June respectively, but should things escalate in the meantime we may be left with no option but to postpone.  We will keep you updated. 

Club Notes Weekending 15/03/2020

Suspension of Club Activities

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, all club activity has ceased until March 29 at the earliest.  We would ask all members to respect this suspension.  No large groups should be training or using the club facilities. We also hope that others not involved with the club would be respectful of the facilities.  Many people use the track for outdoor activity, and we ask that everyone use their discretion.  Train alone or no more than 2-3 people in groups with a respectful distance as per the HSE guidelines.  Good hygiene when entering and leaving the facility.  Avoid using the water fountain and take away all tissues/water bottles etc.  Children appear to be the primary transmitters, so families need to stay together and avoid interaction with others. Please take care and keep everyone safe.

Suspension of County, Munster and National Championships

Several County and National fixtures have been suspended or cancelled following the outbreak of coronavirus.  The County Juvenile to Junior Indoor Championships and County Senior and Intermediate Road Championships have all been postponed.  The Munster Half Marathon and Marathon Championships have been moved to Sunday October 4 while all three National Juvenile Indoor Championships have also been postponed and new dates proposed as follows – 26th April (day 3 events), 2nd May (Day 1 events) and 3rd May (Day 2 events).  Should the Championships not go ahead on these days they will be cancelled for 2020. 

Lotto

Winner in this week’s lotto was Lilly Murphy.  Thanks to everyone who supports the club by buying tickets.  For anyone interested the results are posted on line each week on www.tipperarycommunitylotto.ie.

Moyne AC Club Shop

Our Club Shop is now available on the O’Neill’s website. This will now let members purchase club gear when they want to.   Club singlets are available for purchase by individuals and we encourage as many athletes as possible to purchase same.  The link to the on line shop is – https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/athletics/moyne-ac.html…

2020 Summer Games

Wednesday 17th June has been confirmed as the date for the third running of our track and field games.  The programme remains the same as last year apart from including a Ladies WFD instead of the Junior Men LJ.  Interest is gathering momentum and we hope for a great spread of athletes across all disciplines.  More details on the event to follow. 

June 5k

This year the club have decided only to run a 5k event on the June Bank Holiday Monday instead of our normal Mini Marathon.  While this is a change in distance, it is generally felt that many people prefer the shorter race and it is also an achievable aim for anyone starting out jogging/running.  More details to follow.

Club Notes Weekending 08/03/2020

National Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships

The national finals are coming thick and fast and on Sunday March 8th it was the turn of our Master athletes as their championship finals took place in Athlone.  On a full day of tremendous competition, the club came home with 1 National Champion and 7 National Medals. 

While the events were spread out throughout the day, club supporters were kept on their toes early on as three of our athletes, Sinead Tynan, Ber Spillane and Naomi Morrissey, were all competing in various areas of the arena at the same time.  What a start to the day it turned out to be as all three medalled.  First off the mark was Sinead who won the bronze medal in the W50 High Jump with a leap of 1.25mts, then came Ber who raced to a new pb over 60mts when also winning a bronze medal at W35 level with a time of 9secs and finally came Naomi who produced a great throw of 7.23mts in the W40 Shot Putt, which was also a pb, to win yet another bronze medal.  Well done ladies on three great performances.

Next up on track came the 400mts events and again the athletes did not disappoint with two tremendous performances from Ber and Sinead as both won their second bronze medals of the day with Ber clocking a new pb of 1.08.10 at W35 level and Sinead 1.15.26 at W50.  Both ladies also competed over 200mts and despite the hectic schedule finished 5th and 4th respectively in their categories with times of 30.56secs and 34.63secs. 

While the ladies were on the track, Naomi was commencing her second competition of the day the W40 28lb Weight for Distance.  Competing against five other athletes in her category Naomi produced a great series of throws, with a best of 5.76mts, to clinch the gold medal and become the National Champion.  This just shows what dedication to training can achieve.  Indeed, of the 23 athletes competing throughout the various categories Naomi’s performance placed her second on the list.  Congratulations Naomi on a fantastic achievement. 

Following on from the ladies competition it was time for the men to show their powers and none better than Ned Dwyer who, after finishing an excellent 7th in the M55 Shot Put with a throw of 7.80mts, took on the same opposition for the 56lb Weight for Distance but this time around he more than matched his opponents and with a best throw of 6.89mts it propelled him into second place and secured a National Silver medal for his huge efforts.  Well done Ned.  It must be said that Ned has added so much to the throws element in the club having come in this year as throws coach.  His undoubted track record and talent down through the years is of great benefit to the club and our young and not so young talented athletes can but only improve with his input.  Naomi is a product of this coaching. 

Ray Power was our final athlete in action on Sunday and his category, M55, must surely have been one of the most competitive categories on the day with heats in most of the events.  Ray came through for 4th place in the 400mts with a time of 1.15.30 and finished 7th in both 60mts (9.56mts) and 200mts (31.83).  Well done Ray.

The penultimate event on the day was the Ladies 4 x 200mts relay event with the team of Ber Spillane, Elaine Smyth, Edel Delaney and Sinead Tynan mixing it with the best to finish in 5th place in a time of 2.20.18.  There will be other great days for this group of athletes. 

Our thanks to all the athletes for providing us with great performances on the day and to Martin Flynn and Ned Dwyer on their coaching skills.  Thanks also to all those who travelled to Athlone on Sunday to support the athletes which is very much appreciated by all. 

County U/9 to Junior Indoor Track & Field Championships

These Championships take place in Nenagh Indoor Complex on Sunday next 15th March starting at 10am.  The following athletes will be all representing the club and we wish everyone of them the very best of luck – Boys U/9 – Padraig Guilfoyle, William Morrissey, Cathal O’Reilly.  Girls U/9 – Caoimhe Doyle, Cathleen Cussen, Niamh Joyce.  Boys U/10 – Sean Cahill, Gerard Delaney, Michael Doyle. Girls U/10 – Molly Jones, Helen Renehan, Saoirse Dunne, Ellen Harrington, Kate Concagh, Grace Deegan. Boys U/11 – JP Everard, Sean Wall, Darragh Cleere, Dáithí Cussen, Jack Guilfoyle, David Nolan, Jack Renehan, Conor Stanley, Aidan Evans. Girls U/11 – Heidi Maher, Roisin O’Reilly, Ailis Concagh, Olive Spillane-Leane, Saoirse Deegan, Maria Doyle, Ciara Joyce, Niamh Gleeson, Ciara O’Dwyer. Boys U/12 – Luke Molloy.  Girls U/12 – Eleanor Doyle, Aoibhin O’Dwyer, Aisling O’Reilly, Reiltin Morrissey, Ruth Phelan. Boys U/13 – Bill Cussen.  Girls U/13 – Roisin Wall, Niamh Cleere, Dearbhla Gleeson, Sarah McGinley, Alana Spillane.  Boys U/14 – Paddy Cussen, Ciarán Murphy, Frank Doyle, Adam Spillane Leane, Adam Phelan.  Girls U/14 – Megan McGreevy, Alanna Maher.  Boys U/15 – Micheál Ahern.  Boys U/16 – Aaron McLoughlin, Jake Bowe, Darragh Queally.  Girls U/16 – Louise Hickey, Mary Cussen.  Junior Men – Jack Hickey, Paul Mooney, Tomás Cussen.  Junior Ladies – Aisling Dwyer, Leona Maher, Kate Bergin, Emma Gleeson.

Nutrition Workshop

The club are hosting a workshop on behalf of Athletics Ireland covering sports nutrition for the athlete which includes nutrition basics (hydration, protein needs, nutrient requirements), sports nutrition (pre/during/post training/athlete needs/RED-S female athlete triad), meal prepping and planning, supplements/ergogenic aids and Q&A session. 

The workshop is taking place this Saturday March 14 at 5.30pm in the club meeting room and the duration is 2.5-3 hours long.  The tutor is Evan Lynch, Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist

Lotto

Winners in this week’s lotto are John Stokes and Oliver Walsh.  Thanks to everyone who supports the club by buying tickets.  For anyone interested the results are posted on line each week on www.tipperarycommunitylotto.ie.

Couch to 5k

This event is going from strength to strength with all those taking part enjoying the benefits of running and walking.  Feel free to come to the track on Monday and Wednesday nights at 7.30pm to take part in this progressive programme.  This is a non-competitive and will suit everyone.

Moyne AC Club Shop

Our Club Shop is now available on the O’Neill’s website. This will now let members purchase club gear when they want to.   Club singlets are available for purchase by individuals and we encourage as many athletes as possible to purchase same.  The link to the on line shop is – https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/athletics/moyne-ac.html…

Training Courses

The club is always looking for parents or indeed senior athletes to get involved in coaching. The following courses are now on offer from Athletics Ireland and will be run in Clonmel – 21st March – Assistant Coach and 28th March – Athletics Leader.  These are one day courses and are a great way to get an introduction to the basic skills of athletics.  Entry is on-line at Athletics Ireland.  Please consider doing one of these courses and help in the club. 

2020 Summer Games

Wednesday 17th June has been confirmed as the date for the third running of our track and field games.  The programme remains the same as last year apart from including a Ladies WFD instead of the Junior Men LJ.  Interest is gathering momentum and we hope for a great spread of athletes across all disciplines.  More details on the event to follow. 

June 5k

This year the club have decided only to run a 5k event on the June Bank Holiday Monday instead of our normal Mini Marathon.  While this is a change in distance, it is generally felt that many people prefer the shorter race and it is also an achievable aim for anyone starting out jogging/running.  More details to follow.

Fixtures:

15th March – County U/9 to Junior Indoor Track & Field Championships – Nenagh

22nd March – County Junior & Senior Road Championships – Fethard

28th March – National Juvenile Indoor Track & Field Championships – Athlone – Day 1

29th March – National Juvenile Indoor Track & Field Championships – Athlone – Day 2

29th March – County Intermediate Road Championships – Ballyneale

04th April – National Juvenile Indoor Track & Field Championships – Athlone – Day 3

05th April – County Novice “B” Road Championships – Ballingarry

19th April – County Masters Road Championships – Clonmel

26th April – County Junior, Senior & Masters Track & Field Championships – Templemore

29th April – County Tipperary Secondary Schools Track & Field Championships – Templemore

Club Notes Weekending 01/03/2020

National Senior Indoor Track & Field Championships

The cream of Irish Track & Field Athletics, including the likes of Phil Healy, Molly Scott, Ciara Neville, John Travers and Mark English to mention a few, were in the National Athletics Centre in Abbotstown on Saturday and Sunday last for the finals of the National Senior Indoor Track & Field Championships.  Taking their place amongst this elite band of athletes was our 4 x 200mts relay team of Leona Maher, Emma Gleeson, Rachel Butler and Katie Bergin.  The girls competed in the penultimate championship race on Sunday and what a performance they produced.  With just an average age of 16, they gave away many years to their competitors.  One could not fault them for being nervous, running against such exalted company, but they all gave a super display of running to finish in fourth in a new club record time of 1.52.52.  What more could you ask for.  This experience is invaluable in the formation of this team and the confidence gained will certainly stand them in good staid when their U/19 Relay Championships take place in April in Athlone.  Well done girls.  Thanks to all the parents and supporters on the day which was very much appreciated by all four girls. 

 

National Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships

These championships take place on Sunday next March 8 in AIT, Athlone.  The following members of the club will be competing and we wish them the very best of luck – Naomi Morrissey (SP & WFD), Sinead Tynan (200mts, 400mts, HJ), Ber Spillane (60mts, 200mts, 400mts), Ned Dwyer (SP, WFD), Ray Power (60mts, 200mts, 400mts), Relay (Ber Spillane, Sinead Tynan, Edel Delaney Elaine Smith).

Munster Schools Indoor Games

Several juvenile members of the club will be taking part in the Munster Schools Indoor Games in Nenagh on Tuesday, March 3.  We wish all the very best of luck. 

County U/9 to Junior Indoor Track & Field Championships

These championships take place on Sunday March 15 starting at 10am.  Entries can be given to Geraldine up to Friday March 6.  All athletes are asked to ensure they are available for this event prior to entry.  The Championships are a great introduction to indoor running and jumping and a great atmosphere prevails on the day, so we are encouraging all athletes who are attending training to take part.  The club will also be forming relay teams in the next week, so anyone interested in being part of a team should attend training.  Again, it is the responsibility of parents/guardians to ensure that entries have been given to Geraldine.   

Club EGM

An EGM of the club will take place this Wednesday night, March 4, at 8.30pm.   All committee and members are asked to attend. 

Nutrition Workshop

The club are hosting a workshop on behalf of Athletics Ireland covering sports nutrition for the athlete which includes nutrition basics (hydration, protein needs, nutrient requirements), sports nutrition (pre/during/post training/athlete needs/RED-S female athlete triad), meal prepping and planning, supplements/ergogenic aids and Q&A session. 

This is taking place on Saturday 14th March at 5.30pm in the club meeting room and the duration is 2.5-3 hours long.  The tutor is Evan Lynch, Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist and is open to all aged 16 years and older.  A few places will be made available through AAI and details will be posted on their website in the coming days so anyone interested will need to book directly on-line.

Couch to 5k

This event is going from strength to strength with all those taking part enjoying the benefits of running and walking.  Feel free to come to the track on Monday and Wednesday nights at 7.30pm to take part in this progressive programme.  This is a non-competitive and will suit everyone.

Moyne AC Club Shop

Our Club Shop is now available on the O’Neill’s website. This will now let members purchase club gear when they want to.   Club singlets are available for purchase by individuals and we encourage as many athletes as possible to purchase same.  The link to the on line shop is – https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/athletics/moyne-ac.html…

Training Courses

The club is always looking for parents or indeed senior athletes to get involved in coaching. The following courses are now on offer from Athletics Ireland and will be run in Clonmel – 21st March – Assistant Coach and 28th March – Athletics Leader.  These are one day courses and are a great way to get an introduction to the basic skills of athletics.  Entry is on-line at Athletics Ireland.  Please consider doing one of these courses and help in the club. 

2020 Summer Games

Wednesday 17th June has been confirmed as the date for the third running of our track and field games.  The programme remains the same as last year apart from including a Ladies WFD instead of the Junior Men LJ.  This event was very well supported last year and due to this it has been decided to include it this year. 

June 5k

This year the club have decided only to run a 5k event on the June Bank Holiday Monday instead of our normal Mini Marathon.  While this is a change in distance, it is generally felt that many people prefer the shorter race and it is also an achievable aim for anyone starting out jogging/running.  More details to follow.

Fixtures:

03rd March- Munster Schools Indoor Games – Nenagh

07th March – Templemore AC Paul Ryan Memorial Games, Templemore

08th March – National Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships – Athlone

15th March – County U/9 to Junior Indoor Track & Field Championships – Nenagh

22nd March – County Junior & Senior Road Championships – Fethard

29th March – County Intermediate Road Championships – Ballyneale

Club Notes Weekending 23/02/2020

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

These championships took place over 2 days, February 22nd and 23rd, in Nenagh Indoor Stadium where there was a bronze medal win for Katie Begin in the U19 200m! 

In the track events on Day 1, Katie Bergin and Aisling Dwyer qualified for the U19 200m final where Katie finished 3rd with a pb of 26.92 and Aisling was 4th. The girls also competed in the 60m where Katie was 4th in 8.42 and Aisling was 5th in 8.65. In the U18 200m, Emma Gleeson was 3rd in her heat and Louise Hickey was 2nd in her heat in the U16 200m. Rachel Butler was competing in the U18 800m where she finished 6th in 2.40.20. In the U13 60m, Dearbhla Gleeson, Alana Spillane and Niamh Cleere competed. Dearbhla and Alana also ran in the 600m where they gave strong performances in their respective heats. In the U12 60m, Eleanor Doyle competed and in U12 600m, Ruth Phelan and Reiltin Morrissey also had great runs in their heats.

The field events on Day 1 saw Tomás Cussen finish 4th in the U17 Long Jump. In the U14 Shot, Ciarán Murphy was 10th, while Frank Doyle was 12th and Adam Spillane Leane was 13th. Sarah McGinley was also in action in the U13 shot where she finished 9th and in the U12 Shot, Reiltin Morrissey threw 5.54m. Two of our athletes were in action in the High Jump – Adam finished 5th in the U14 HJ with a jump of 1.35, while Shane Moloney was 4th in the U13 HJ with 1.25.

Day 2 on the track, saw Paul Moloney run in the U17 200m in 26.34 and he also competed in the 60m where he finished 7th. In the U17 800m, Tomás Cussen finished in 2.39.90. His sister Mary ran the U16 1500m in 6.09. Their brother Paddy competed in the u14 60m sprint. Both Adam Phelan and Adam Spillane Leane were in action for the U14 800m where they finished in 2.45.22 and 2.56.45 respectively. In the U13 60m and 600m, Bill Cussen and Shane Moloney competed. Luke Molloy also ran in the U12 60m and 600m.

In the field events, both Adam Phelan and Adam Spillane Leane finished 10th and 11th in the Long Jump. Dearbhla Gleeson competed in the U13 High Jump and the Long Jump. While Ruth Phelan, competed in the U12 Long Jump.

Well done to all the athletes who competed on the Munster stage. This will give them great experience and confidence going into the County Indoors on March 15th. Many thanks must go to our coaches and parents for their support over the 2 days of the competition.

Connaught Indoor Track & Field Championships

Congratulations to Sharon Cantwell who competed in the Senior 1,500mts at the Connaught Indoor Track & Field Championships held on Saturday evening last in Athlone.  Sharon ran a very strong and controlled race to win the event and, in the process, posted a new pb over the distance of 5.20. 

National Senior Indoor Track & Field Championships

The National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown, Co. Dublin is the venue on Saturday and Sunday next, for the National Senior Indoor T&F Championships.  The cream of Irish athletes will be in action and it is great to see that our own club will also have an entry with the Junior Ladies relay team of Rachel Butler, Aisling Dwyer, Katie Bergin, Emma Gleeson, Leona Maher and Aoife Dwyer competing in the Senior 4 x 200mts on Sunday.  This is a huge stepping-stone for our girls but will be one to savour.  Not many get the opportunity but the experience to be involved at this level will stand to the girls. The whole club wishes them the very best of luck and to their coach Martin for all the time invested.  Indeed, the girls’ parents are also to be commended for without their ongoing support, this opportunity may not have arisen.  

Munster Road Championships

Sharon Cantwell and Kate Harrison will be representing the club at the Munster Road Championships on Sunday next in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.  All athletes, senior and masters, race over 4 miles and we wish both athletes the very best of luck. 

National Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships

These championships take place on Sunday 8th March in AIT, Athlone.  All entries must be with Geraldine by this Monday 24th February to ensure entry to the championships. 

County U/9 to Junior Indoor Track & Field Championships

These championships take place on Sunday 15th March starting at 10am.  Entries can be given to Geraldine up to Friday 6th March.  All athletes are asked to ensure they are available for this event prior to entry.  The Championships are a great introduction to indoor running and jumping and a great atmosphere prevails on the day, so we are encouraging all athletes who are attending training to take part.  The club will also be forming relay teams in the next week, so anyone interested in being part of a team should attend training.  Again, it is the responsibility of parents/guardians to ensure that entries have been given to Geraldine.    

Couch to 5k

This event is going from strength to strength with all those taking part enjoying the benefits of running and walking.  Feel free to come to the track on Monday and Wednesday nights at 7.30pm to take part in this progressive programme.  This is a non-competitive and will suit everyone.

Moyne AC Club Shop

The Club is delighted to announce that our new Club Shop is now available on the O’Neill’s website. This will now let members purchase club gear when they want to.   Club singlets are available for purchase by individuals and we encourage as many athletes as possible to purchase same.  The link to the on line shop is – https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/athletics/moyne-ac.html…

Registration

All final registration for 2020 should be forwarded, without delay, to club registrar Sharon Cantwell.  For insurance purposes all those attending training, either juvenile or adult, and all committee members must be insured.  Thanks to everyone who has registered to date.

Training Courses

The club is always looking for parents or indeed senior athletes to get involved in coaching. The following courses are now on offer from Athletics Ireland and will be run in Clonmel – 21st March – Assistant Coach and 28th March – Athletics Leader.  These are one day courses and are a great way to get an introduction to the basic skills of athletics.  Entry is on-line at Athletics Ireland.  Please consider doing one of these courses and help in the club. 

Upcoming Club Fixtures

June is certainly going to be a busy month for the club with the staging our annual road race and our summer games.  This year the club has decided to promote a 5k event on Monday 1st June at 12 noon and on Wednesday 17th June the third running of our summer games will be staged commencing at 6.30pm.  These are two big events for the club, and we will be looking for all club members to give a helping hand.  More details of these events to follow. 

Fixtures:

29th February – National Indoor Track & Field Championships – Abbotstown, Dublin

01st March – National Indoor Track & Field Championships – Abbotstown, Dublin

01st March – Munster 4 Mile Road Championships – Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

07th March – Templemore AC Paul Ryan Memorial Games, Templemore

08th March – National Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships – Athlone

15th March – County U/9 to Junior Indoor Track & Field Championships – Nenagh

22nd March – County Junior & Senior Road Championships – Fethard

29th March – County Intermediate Road Championships – Ballyneale

Club Notes Weekending 16/02/2020

 

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

These Championships took place in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Saturday February 15th. There were 20 athletes representing the club on the day where the competition in Munster was very strong. Despite this, Maria Doyle managed to win a bronze medal in the U11 Shot Put and Aaron McLaughlin won silver in the U16 1.5k Walk. Also, Niamh Gleeson qualified for the U11 60m Girls semi-final but unfortunately didn’t make the final.  The following athletes put in great performances and although they didn’t make the podium, they did themselves proud – Abbie Manton, Faye Murphy, Cathleen Cussen, Saoirse Dunne, Conor Leahy, Gerard Delaney, Ellen Harrington, Isabelle Murphy, Kate Concagh, Molly Jones, Ailis Concagh, Ciara Joyce, Heidi Maher, Olive Spillane Leane, Daithí Cussen, Jack Guilfoyle and Noah Murphy. For many of these athletes, it was their first time to compete in the Munster indoors and it probably will be the start of many for some!

Munster Senior & Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships

Sunday February 16th was turn of our senior and master athletes to don the Moyne AC singlet and compete with the best in Munster in Nenagh. There were 12 athletes representing the club and they managed to bring home 3 gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze medals and 2 sets of relay medals. Pride of place must go to our senior ladies’ relay team of Aisling Dwyer, Rachel Butler, Katie Bergin and Leona Maher who ran their socks off to claim gold in the 4x200m in a time of 1.53.30 which is a new club record!  Also, Naomi Morrissey was 1st in the W40 Shot Put with a pb of 7.03m and she was 1st in Weight for Distance with 5.33m. Ned Dwyer also came home with a gold medal in the Mens M55 Weight for Distance with a throw of 6.53m. He was 2nd in the Shot Put with 8.36m.

In the senior women category, Sharon Cantwell was in action in the 3,000m which was held on the previous day where she finished 3rd in 12.09.72. She ran in the 1,500m, the next day, where she finished 2nd in 5.22.81. Katie Bergin was joint 3rd in the 200m in 27.36 and 4th in the 60m in 8.39. Aisling Dwyer ran a pb in the 200m of 28.09 and she was 7th in the 60m in 8.56. Leona Maher was 10th in the 200m in 29.03. Aisling Maher was in action in the 400m where she finished 3rd in 1.13.81. In the Masters’ category, Ber Spillane was 2nd in the W35 400m in 1.09.76, 2nd in the 60m in 9.28 and 3rd in the 200m in 31.04. Brigid Gleeson ran in the W45 800m where she was 4th in 2.54.23. Sinéad Tynan was 2nd in the W45 400m in 1.15.77 and in the High Jump (1.30m). Ber, Brigid, Sinéad and Edel Delaney ran in the 4x200m relay where they finished 2nd in 2.14.51.  Well done to all the athletes involved and many thanks to those who travelled to support and cheer on the athletes.

 

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

Competition is coming thick and fast with the U/12 to U/19 Munster Indoor Championships taking place this coming weekend 22/23 February.  The following athletes have been entered – Ruth Phelan (U/12 600mts, LJ), Reiltin Morrissey (U/12 600mts, SP), Eleanor Doyle (U/12 60mts), Luke Molloy (U/12 60mts, 600mts), Sarah McGinley (U/13 SP), Alana Spillane, (U/13 60mts, 600mts),  Dearbhla Gleeson (U/13 60mts, 600mts, HJ, LJ), Niamh Cleere (U/13 60mts, LJ), Bill Cussen (U/13 60mts, 600mts), Shane Moloney (U/13 60mts, 600ts, HJ),  Paddy Cussen (U/14 60mts), Adam Spillane Leane (U/14 60mts hurdles, 800mts, HJ, LJ, SP),  Frank Doyle (U/14 SP), Ciaran Murphy (U/14 SP), Jack Flanagan (U/14 800mts, HJ, LJ), Adam Phelan ( U/14 800mts, LJ), Mary Cussen (U/16 1,500mts, LJ), Aaron Moore (U/16 1,500mts),  Louise Hickey (U/16 200mts), Leona Maher (U/17 60mts, 200mts), Paul Moloney (U/17 60mts, 200mts), Emma Gleeson (U/18 800mts), Katie Bergin (U/18 60mts, 200mts), Aisling Dwyer (U/18 60mts, 200mts) and Rachel Butler (U/18 800mts).  We wish all the athletes the very best over the weekend.

 

Registration for 2020

All athletes and committee members who have yet to register with the club for 2020 are kindly asked to do so within the next couple of weeks.  Registration form and fee should be given to club registrar Sharon Cantwell at any of the club training sessions. 

 

Couch to 5k

This event is going from strength to strength with all those taking part enjoying the benefits of running and walking.  Feel free to come to the track on Monday and Wednesday nights at 7.30pm to take part in this progressive programme.  This is a non-competitive and will suit everyone.

 

Moyne AC Club Shop

The Club is delighted to announce that our new Club Shop is now available on the O’Neill’s website. This will now let members purchase club gear when they want to.  For each purchase the club receives a percentage of the sale back at the end of the year. The link to the on line shop is – https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/athletics/moyne-ac.html… Our thanks to Mark for organising this for the Club.

 

Training Courses

The club is always looking for parents or indeed senior athletes to get involved in coaching. The following courses are now on offer from Athletics Ireland and will be run in Clonmel – 21st March – Assistant Coach and 28th March – Athletics Leader.  These are one day courses and are a great way to get an introduction to the basic skills of athletics.  Entry is on-line at Athletics Ireland.  Please consider doing one of these courses and help in the club. 

 

Fixtures:

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

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

29th February – National Indoor Track & Field Championships – Abbotstown, Dublin

01st March – National Indoor Track & Field Championships – Abbotstown, Dublin

01st March – Munster 4 Mile Road Championships – Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

07th March – Templemore AC Paul Ryan Memorial Games, Templemore

08th March – National Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships – Athlone

15th March – County U/9 to Junior Indoor Track & Field Championships – Nenagh

22nd March – County Junior & Senior Road Championships – Fethard

29th March – County Intermediate Road Championships – Ballyneale

Club Notes Weekending 09/02/2020

Irish Life Health National Juvenile B Cross Country Championships

Avondale Forest Park in Rathdrum was the venue on Saturday, February 8, for the National Juvenile B cross country championships with the club being represented by three athletes.  The star of the show was Alana Spillane who finished 8th in the Girls U/13 event to win a national individual bronze medal.  Alana was up with the leaders throughout the two-lap race, ran very solidly and powered up the finishing straight to clinch that coveted national medal.  Well done Alana.  Adam Phelan ran in the Boys U/13 race and again kept very much with the pace throughout to finish 30th overall while his sister Ruth ran in the Girls U/11 event and despite suffering a very heavy fall, she got back up to finish the race in 126th place.  Well done both Adam and Ruth on your efforts.  Thanks to both families and the club supporters that travelled on the day. 

AAI National Indoor Games

This event took place on Sunday, February 9, in the National Indoor Athletics Campus in Abbotstown with Jack Hickey competing in the Senior 200mts and 400mts against many of the top athletics talent throughout the country.  Jack ran in Heat 3 of the 400mts and gave a masterful display to win the heat in a new personal best of 53.28.  Overall, he finished in the top 10 of the competition.  Later in the day he came back to run in Heat 8 of the 200mts where again he performed brilliantly to finish second in 24.08 again finishing in the top half of the competition overall.  Well done Jack on your performances. 

County Tipperary Star Awards

A great night was had in the Horse & Jockey Hotel on Friday night last with the hosting of the County Tipperary Star Awards and thanks to all the organisers for the excellent event.  Certificates of achievement were presented to Ber Spillane on her Munster record in the W35 400mts (1.09.65) at the Indoor Championships and the Girls U/18 Relay team of Rachel Butler, Katie Bergin, Aisling Dwyer and Jessie Newman on their National Silver Medals in the 4 x 100 relay.  The club were also honoured as “Best Juvenile B Cross Country Club and Best Juvenile B Track & Field Club in Tipperary.  Congratulations to all our juvenile athletes on these two awards. 

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

These championships will be held in the Nenagh Indoor Complex on this coming Saturday, February 15.  The following athletes will be competing.  Girls U/9 – Abbie Manton (60mts, LJ), Cathleen Cussen (60mts, LJ), Faye Murphy (60mts), Saoirse Dunne (60mts, 500mts, LJ).  Boys U/10 – Conor Leahy (500mts, LJ), Gerard Delaney (60mts, 600mts, LJ), Sean Cahill (60mts, 500mts). Girls U/10 – Ellen Harrington (60mts, LJ), Isabella Murphy (60mts, 500mts), Kate Concagh (60mts, 500mts, LJ), Molly Jones (60mts, 500mts, LJ). Girls U/11 – Ailis Concagh (60mts, 600mts, LJ), Ciara Joyce (60mts, 600mts, LJ), Heidi Maher (60mts, 600mts, LJ), Maria Doyle (LJ, Shot), Niamh Gleeson (60mts), Olive Spillane Leane (600mts, LJ), Arlene Flanagan (600mts, LJ).  Boys U/11 – Daithí Cussen (60mts, LJ), Jack Guilfoyle (60mts, 600mts, LJ), Noah Murphy (60mts, 600mts, LJ).  Also taking place on Saturday are all Munster walks and all Munster 3,000mts events.  Representing the club here are Aaron McLoughlin competing in the U/16 1.5k and Sharon Cantwell in the Senior 3,000mts.  We wish all our athletes the very best of luck in their respective events.  Parents should be aware that this is an all-day event with competitions going on throughout the day in both the centre and outside tracks along with Long Jump and Shot competitions.  Also, as this is a Munster Championship the venue will be very busy so please leave in plenty of time to arrive no later than 9.15am, particularly for athletes competing in the 60mts sprints which commence at 10am sharp. 

Munster Senior & Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships

These championships will be held this coming Sunday, February 16 in the Nenagh Indoor Complex with thirteen athletes entered from the club.  Rachel Butler (800mts, Relay), Aisling Dwyer (60mts, 200mts, Relay), Emma Gleeson (400mts, Relay), Katie Bergin (60mts, 200ms, Relay), Leona Maher (200mts, Relay), Brigid Gleeson (800mts, Relay), Edel Delaney (Relay), Ber Spillane (60mts, 200mts, 400mts, Relay), Aisling Maher (400mts, Relay), Sharon Cantwell (1,500mts, Relay), Sinead Tynan (200mts, 400mts, HJ, Relay), Naomi Morrissey (SP & WFD) and Ned Dwyer (SP & WFD).  The first event gets underway at 10.30am and we wish the athletes the very best of luck. 

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

Competition is coming thick and fast with the U/12 to U/19 Munster Indoor Championships taking place on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd February.  All athletes competing in this competition should give their name and events to competition secretary, Geraldine Hickey, by this coming Friday evening, February 14th.  Details of the two days of competition are on the Club Juvenile What’s App Group and parents should familiarise themselves with the competitions, with events taking place over the two days.  Again, it is the responsibility of parents/guardians to ensure athletes have been entered. 

Lotto

Congratulations to this week’s lotto winners Sean Kelly and Alana Spillane.  Both were winners of €20 in the Lucky Dip.  Thanks to everyone who continues to support our lotto. 

Registration for 2020

Thanks to everyone who has completed their club registration for 2020.  For those yet to complete their registration please do so as soon as possible.  All athletes attending training must be registered for insurance purposes. 

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:

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 02/02/2020

County Road Relays

The County Road Relays took place in Clonoulty GAA Grounds on Sunday February 2nd. Despite quite wet conditions during the warm-up, it cleared up for the race itself.  Moyne AC had one ladies team competing in the relay.  They were Brigid Gleeson, Aisling Maher, Ber Spillane and Sharon Cantwell.

The first leg of the relay was an 800m dash starting from outside the GAA grounds and finishing within the grounds where the remaining legs of the relay took place.  Brigid Gleeson ran this fast leg where she put Moyne in an excellent 2nd position for the next leg, of 1,500m, which was run by Aisling Maher.  Aisling tackled the hill on the far side of the grounds with great strength with Mooreabbey Milers close behind.  Mooreabbey went into 2nd position during the first lap but there wasn’t much between the two athletes by the 3rd exchange.  Ber Spillane ran the 3rd leg of 800m and gained momentum on the hill and took 2nd position going into the downhill section of the course.  Sharon Cantwell ran the final leg of the relay, which was 3,000m, where she kept Moyne in silver position with her steady paced run.  The team ran the 6,100m in 24.07. Well done to the four athletes! A great days’ running by you all.

Irish Life Health National Juvenile B Cross Country Championships

Three athletes will represent the club this coming Saturday as the Irish Life Health National Juvenile B Cross Country Championships take place in Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow.  Ruth Phelan competes in the Girls U/11 1,000mts, Alana Spillane in the Girls U/13 1,500mts and Adam Phelan in the Boys U/13 1,500mts.   We wish all three the very best of luck.

County Tipperary Star Awards

The 2019 Tipperary Athletics Star Awards will be held this coming Friday night, February 7, in the Horse & Jockey Hotel commencing at 7.30pm.  Amongst the Munster Record Breakers in 2019 and receiving a certificate of recognition will be Bernadette Spillane who created a new record in the O/35 Ladies 400mts in 1.09.65.  Also being recognised as part of the Team Achievement Awards are the Girls U/18 4 x 100mts relay team of Aisling Dwyer, Katie Bergin, Rachel Butler and Jessie Newman following their National silver medal and Aaron Moore for his part on the Tipperary U/15 Cross Country team that won bronze medals at the National Championships.  These awards are open to everyone to attend and it would be nice for our award recipients to have some support on the night.

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

These championships, for athletes born in 2010, 2011 and 2012, will be held in the Nenagh Indoor Complex on Saturday, February 15.  Athletes who are interested in competing in this event are kindly asked to inform our Competition Secretary, Geraldine Hickey, on or before February 7.  Details of the event have been posted on the club’s juvenile What’s-App group.  It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to confirm entry. 

Munster Senior & Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships

These championships will be held on Sunday, February 16 in the Nenagh Indoor Complex.  All athletes interested in competing in this event, must be 16 years old by the end of 2020, are asked to give their entries to Competition Secretary, Geraldine Hickey, on or before February 7.  Details of the events have been posted on the club’s What’s-app Group. It is the responsibility of the athletes to confirm entry. 

Lotto

Congratulations to this week’s lotto winners Edel Leahy and Helen Renehan.  Both were winners of €20 in the Lucky Dip.  Thanks to everyone who continues to support our lotto. 

Registration for 2020

Thanks to everyone who has completed their club registration for 2020.  For those yet to complete their registration please do so as soon as possible.  All athletes attending training must be registered for insurance purposes. 

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:

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 26/01/2020

County Novice Road Championships

The club hosted the County Novice Road Championships on Sunday with 4 ladies and 8 men donning the green and gold singlets.  The ladies were first away and in just over 10 mins the first of the ladies arrived back on the track.  Just yards behind was Sharon Cantwell who ran a terrific race to finish third overall in a time of 11.27.  Angela Fogarty stormed through to take fifth in 11.38 with Kate Harrison in thirteenth in 12.33 and Edel Delaney eighteenth in 13.26. The ladies, having grouped well together, won the team silver medals.  Well done all.  Our men have taken a back seat to the ladies for a while now but the number of entries on Sunday was great to see and while no silverware came their way all ran extremely well and are still eligible to compete in the Novice B Road in April.  First home for the club was Padraig Crone in 18th in 22.13 followed by Pakie Bowe and Michael Bergin 23rd and 24th timed at 22.52 and 22.53 respectively.  Nathan Bowe came through to take 32nd in 23.23 with Jody Sweeney 37th in 23.38, John Renehan 47th 24.35, Brendan Delaney 54th 25.49 and Tom Nolan 62nd 30.13.  Well done to all athletes and keep up the momentum. 

We were blessed to have great help on Sunday, and this showed throughout the day with the success of the Championships.  Thanks to everyone who helped in any way with this success. 

Irish Life Health National Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships

Katie Bergin and Jack Hickey competed in the National Indoors in Athlone on Saturday January 25. Katie ran in the Junior Women’s 200m where she finished 3rd in her heat with a pb of 27.33 while Jack ran in the Junior Men’s 400m where he also finished 3rd in his heat with a pb of 53.72. Well done to Katie and Jack as they were competing with some of the best athletes in the country.

County Road Relays

Clonoulty is the venue on Sunday next for the County Road Relays.  The distances for both races are 800mts x 1,500mts x 800mts x 3,000mts and with the successful turn out of 12 athletes at the County Novice last Sunday we can only hope that these athletes will once again make themselves available for this competition.  The event gets underway at 12 noon with the ladies’ relay followed immediately by the men. 

Lotto

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

Christmas Morning Mile Presentation

The club handed over the proceeds of the Christmas Morning Mile to this year’s recipients Mo Chara Animal Rescue.  A total of €1,233.00 was collected from the generous donations of all who participated.  A huge thank you to everyone.

Registration for 2020

Completed forms and the appropriate monies should be given to club registrar, Sharon Cantwell, as soon as possible. 

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:

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

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

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