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2019 Summer Games

 

Following on from last year’s successful anniversary games the club is once again promoting a gala night of track and field athletics.  With only 3 weeks to go to the event organisation is coming along well.  Our two main headline races will be an attempt on the sub 4-minute mile for the men and sub 2.05-minute 800mts for ladies which were very nearly reached last year.  The programme also consists of Senior Ladies & Men 200mts, Junior Ladies & Men 200mts, Senior Ladies & Men 400mts, Master Ladies & Men 400mts, Senior Ladies Mile and Senior Men’s B Mile races with a Junior Ladies Long Jump and Senior Men Weight for Distance.  Added to the programme are a U/12 Boys & Girls 4 x 100mts relay, a Senior Ladies and Men 4 x100mts relay and a U/14 Boys & Girls 600mts.  Entries have been submitted for some of these races and once the required numbers have been reached, we will unfortunately be unable to accept further entries.  As there is no entry on the night we would encourage all those who have expressed an interest in taking part to send on their details to hello@moyneathleticclub.com to include their name, club, event and pb.  Entry is €10 per event which is payable to a club official on the night.  Further details can be had by contacting Martin on 087-2681524 or John on 086-8403515. 

All Ireland U/12 & U/13 Track & Field Championships

A limited number of U/12 & U/13 All Ireland Track & Field events take place on Saturday next, June 29.  Amongst the athletes taking part is our own Sarah McGinley who competes in the U/12 Shot Putt.  Sarah qualified following her fourth-place finish in Munster and we wish her the very best of luck as she competes amongst the top athletes from around the Country. 

Munster Juvenile B Track & Field Championships

Ennis, Co. Clare is the venue on Sunday next for the Munster Juvenile “B” Track & Field Championships and the club has several athletes competing – Ella McGinley (Long Jump, Turbo Javelin), Sarah McGinley (Long Jump, Shot Putt), Alana Spillane (600mts), Saoirse Doran (600mts) and Bill Cussen (600mts).  We wish all the athletes the very best of luck in their various competitions.

Training for the Summer Games

The club held trials for our U/12 Boys and Girls Relay teams and the following will now represent the club at the Summer Games.  Girls – Niamh Cleere, Alana Spillane, Eleanor Doyle, Roisin Wall and Ruth Phelan.  Boys – Denis Brolan, Shane Moloney, Max Doyle, Joe Doyle and Mark Campion.  These athletes have had several training sessions and will continue to have sessions each Tuesday and Friday night at 7.30pm in the run-up to the games.  There is also a 600mts for Boys & Girls U/14 and any club members eligible to take part should attend these training sessions also. 

Lotto

Congratulations to this week’s winner Helen Quinlan.  Many thanks to everyone for their continued support of the club lotto. 

Road Races

Another good week for our athletes with individual success for both ladies and men at various events throughout the locality.   While our numbers are small there is plenty of quality in the athletes and continued success is reward for their consistent training.  

Munster U/12-U/19 Track & Field Championships – Day 2 & 3

Castleisland will hold special memories for our Girls U/18 4 x 100mts relay team as they not alone captured the Munster silver medals but also broke a 28-year-old club record in the process.  Run at the end of a long day of athletics and in driving rain the quartet of Aisling Dwyer, Katie Bergin, Rachel Butler and Jessie Newman along with squad members Emma Gleeson and Leona Maher showed true strength and character to produce a terrific performance.  The girls were only overhauled on the last 50mts to finish second, but disappointment soon turned to happiness as their time of 53.22 saw them break that long standing club record.  The previous record stood at 54.80 from June 1991 with a team of Annette Phelan, Ann Purcell, Eithne Madden, Monica Campion and Louise Maher – no mean athletes themselves

.  No doubt with the right conditions that new mark will be under threat again.  While this rightly gets the accolades, we cannot take from some other terrific performances from our young athletes.  Katie Bergin was our star performer with two silver medals in the U/18 100mts (13.08) and 200mts (26.57).  Jack Hickey finished 2nd in the U/19 200mts (24.4) with Sean Burke finishing 3rd in the same event with a time of 25.40.  Jack also competed in the final of the 100mts where he finished 5th in 12.11 and in the 400mts finished 3rd in his heat with a time of 55.98.  Sean was also in action in the 400mts and finished 5th in his heat in 58.61.  Dylan McLoughlin finished just outside the medals in 4th in the U18 1,500mts with a time of 4.29.00 while Aisling Dwyer finished 6th in the final of the U/18 100mts in 13.95.  Leona Maher finished 4th in her heat of the Girls U/16 100mts in 13.08 to qualify for the final where she finished in 8th place with a faster time of 13.74 secs.  Louise Hickey finished 5th in her heat of both the U/15 100mts (14.36) and 200mts (29.07) while finishing 6th in the final of the 250mts hurdles in 42.95. The top four qualify for the National finals to be held in July so it is great to see that the club will be well represented at these prestigious championships. 

2019 Track & Field Games

Following on from last year’s successful anniversary games the club is once again promoting a gala night of track and field athletics.  The timing has been organised, official starter confirmed, sound and video arranged so things are starting to move for our 2019 Track & Field Games which takes place on July 10 at 6.30pm.  Flyers have been making the rounds of the clubs around the Country and features are on our Facebook page and club website with interest in the event growing daily.  Our two main headline races will be an attempt on the sub 4-minute mile for the men and sub 2.05-minute 800mts for ladies which were very nearly reached last year.  The programme also consists of Senior Ladies & Men 200mts, Junior Ladies & Men 200mts, Senior Ladies & Men 400mts, Master Ladies & Men 400mts, Senior Ladies Mile and Senior Men’s B Mile races with a Junior Long Jump and Senior Men Weight for Distance.  Entries have been submitted for some of these races and once the required numbers have been reached, we will unfortunately be unable to accept further entries.  As there is no entry on the night we would encourage all those who have expressed an interest in taking part to send on their details to hello@moyneathleticclub.com to include their name, club, event and pb.  Entry is €10 per event which is payable to a club official on the night.  Further details can be had by contacting Martin on 087-2681524 or John on 086-84035. 

Munster Junior, U/23, Senior & Masters Track & Field Championships

An updated list of results from the recent Munster Championships has seen the club win 10 individual medals and one set of relay medals.  Our gold medal winner was Dylan McLoughlin in the Junior 1,500mts in a time of 4.19.07.  Silver medals were won by Katie Bergin in the Junior 100mts (12.88) and 200mts (27.20), Lorraine Healy in the Senior 800mts (2.29.63), Sharon Cantwell in the Senior 1,500mts (5.33.21), Ber Spillane in the W35 200mts (30.92) and 400mts (1.09.35), Brigid Gleeson in the W45 800mts (2.47.35) and Liz Power in the W55 100mts (17.95) and 200mts (40.13).  Bronze medals were won by Michelle Percy in the W45 800mts (2.50.71) and Katie Bergin in the Junior Long Jump (4.69).  To cap a fine day for the club the Master Ladies O/35 relay team finished third in their event with Ber Spillane, Brigid Gleeson, Michelle Percy and Liz Power the quartet.  Other good results came from Aisling Dwyer 4th in the Junior 100mts (13.73), Aisling Maher 5th in the Senior 200mts (32.34) and Ray Power 4th in the M55 100mts (15.02) and 400mts (1.11.38).  Well done to all involved.

National Relay Squads

One of our own club members, Kevin Cogley, who was appointed as national junior and youth relay coach for Athletics Ireland has had some notable successes with his squads.  They have now qualified for the European Championships in Sweden in July and we wish Kevin and the squad all the very best.  Relay running has been on the up for the past couple of years and it is great to see the results coming good for the athletes and coaches. 

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