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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

Club Notes Weekending 10/11/2019

Munster Un-Even Age Cross-Country Championships

These races took place on Sunday, November 10, in Conna, Co. Cork. 26 juvenile athletes represented Moyne AC on the day.

U9 girls got the day off to a start running 750m. Molly Jones and Ellen Harrington ran in this race and finished 36 and 78 respectively. Molly was the fourth finisher for the Tipperary team, but they finished outside the medals in fourth.

U9 boys followed with Darragh Moore, Seán Cahill, Gerard Delaney, Philip Lloyd and Michael Doyle also running 750m. Gerard led the boys home finishing in 81, followed by Seán 89, Michael 91, Philip 98 and Darragh 100. Gerard, Seán, Michael and Philip finished 12th in the club event.

The U11 girls race saw Maria Doyle, Arlene Flanagan, Heidi Maher, Eleanor Doyle, Olive Spillane Leane, Ciara Joyce, Reiltín Morrissey and Ruth Phelan run 1,500m. Ruth was first home for Moyne in 64, followed by Ciara 90, Eleanor 99, Reiltín 110, Olive 121, Arlene 132, Heidi 135 and Maria 165. Ruth, Ciara, Eleanor and Reiltín were eighteenth in the club event.

Ciarán O’Mahony was our only competitor in the Boys U11. He also ran 1,500m and finished 38th. He was also the fifth home for Tipperary, but they too finished outside the medals in fourth.

Alana Spillane and Saoirse Doran represented the club in the Girls U13 running a distance of 2,500m. Alana ran a super race and finished just outside the individual medals in 13th place. Saoirse followed home 122nd. Alana was third home for Tipperary but again Tipperary finished outside the medals in fourth place.

Boys U13 included Adam Spillane Leane, Ben Norton, Jack Flanagan, Adam Phelan and Frank Doyle. These boys also ran 2,500m. Adam Phelan led the Boys home in 43, followed by Jack Flanagan 62, Adam Spillane Leane 85 and Frank Doyle 97. The boys finished tenth in the club event.

Aaron Moore, Micheál O’Mahony and Jake Bowe competed in the Boys U15 running 3,500m. Aaron ran a great race and finished in an excellent 13th position. Micheál followed in 38 and Jake in 56. Aaron was fifth home for the Tipperary team which finished second on the day earning himself a silver medal. Congratulations Aaron!

Well done to everyone!

Munster Senior Cross-Country Championships

Just one athlete, Stephen Flanagan, represented the club at the Munster Senior Cross-Country Championships in Conna on Sunday and what a result he produced.  Running against many top-class athletes and in a very fast paced race he was very much full of running and came home in an excellent 35 place.  This saw him finish fifth Tipperary man home and with Tipperary finishing in third place in the team competition Stephen earned his first ever Munster senior medal.  Congratulations Stephen on your achievement. 

Munster Master Cross Country Championships

Athletes intending to compete in the above competition on Sunday next in Beaufort, Co. Kerry are asked to forward their names to Geraldine as soon as possible. 

Lotto

Congratulations to this week’s winner Liz Power. Many thanks to everyone who has and continues to support the club by being members of the lotto.

Cross Country Fixtures

Nov 17 – Munster Juvenile Inter-Club & Masters Cross-Country Championships – Beaufort

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

Club Notes Weekending 03/11/2019

County Juvenile Cross Country Relays

The County Juvenile Relay Championships took place in Thurles Crokes on Sunday November 3rd. After very wet conditions prior to the event, the ground was quite sticky in places. Thankfully, the rain stayed away for the juvenile races!

We had four U10 Girls teams competing in the relays with each team member running a 500m leg. Róisín O’ Reilly, Ciara Joyce, Saoirse Deegan and Ruth Lyng just finished outside the medals in fourth followed closely by the team of Maria Doyle, Gráinne Daly, Olive Spillane Leane and Niamh Gleeson in fifth. In sixth place was Molly Jones, Emily Cahill, Arlene Flanagan, Ailis Concagh with the team of Ruby Russell, Kate Concagh, Ciara O’ Dwyer and Ellen Harrington in 11.

Next out on the course were our two U10 Boys teams. The team of Jack Guilfoyle, David Nolan, Billy Flanagan and Aiden Evans also finished outside the medals in fourth and in ninth position were Noah Murphy, Michael Doyle, Killian Russell and Páudie Guilfoyle.

In the U12 Girls relay, we had two teams running – the team of Alana Spillane, Eleanor Doyle, Ruth Phelan and Aisling O’ Reilly were fifth with Dearbhla Gleeson, Reiltín Morrissey, Emma Delaney and Kate Delaney finishing in tenth place.

Jack Cahill, Shane O’ Dwyer, Rógan Lyons and Bill Cussen flew the flag for the U12 Boys where they finished seventh overall.

The penultimate race saw the U14 Boys out on the circuit.  Adam Phelan, David Doyle, Jack Flanagan and Jack Gleeson won the first medals of the day finishing third with the team of Adam Spillane Leane, Frank Doyle, Cathal O’ Dwyer and Paddy Cussen finishing fourth.

The final race of the championships was the mixed U16 relay. Mary Cussen, Louise Hickey, Jake Bowe and Michéal O’ Mahoney won bronze medals for their efforts.

Well done to each athlete for running their best and representing the club so proudly.

County Masters Cross Country Championships

Thurles Crokes hosted the County Masters Cross Country Championships. The conditions were wet and sticky on this flat course. The ladies were first out running 4k where a well-timed shower of rain welcomed them to the start line! But it did little to deter the efforts of our 3 club athletes. Edel Delaney battled on to hold her position throughout the race and finished 17. Michelle Percy ran strongly to finish 23 and Ber Spillane ran a steady race to finish 31.

Last out on the course was the turn of the men. The rain fell heavily throughout their 7k race making conditions tough. Stephen Flanagan was the first athlete home for the club in eight. Micheál Bergin finished 27, Patrick Bowe 34 and Brendan Delaney 43. Well done to all the athletes who ran and many thanks to Thurles Crokes for hosting the Championships.

Munster Un-Even Age & Senior Cross-Country Championships

Conna in Co. Cork is the venue on Sunday next for the Munster Un-Even Age Juvenile and Senior Cross-Country Championships with an 11.30am start. While it is a big step up in competition for athletes it is also the last chance for our juvenile athletes to compete at this level and with entries closing on Tuesday night names must be with Geraldine by Monday night at the latest. All athletes competing on Sunday and who competed in Limerick a couple of weeks ago will be eligible to compete in the Munster “B” Championships in Two-Mile-Borris later in the season provided they do or did not win an “A” medal.

Club Meeting

The club will hold a meeting on Thursday, November 7 at 8.00pm. All officers and committee members are asked to attend. 

Club Children’s Officer Forum
Kieron Stout, AAI National Children’s Officer, will hold a Club Children’s Officer Forum in Thurles Crokes A.C. Clubhouse on Monday, November 11 from 7.30pm to 9pm. All Club Children’s Officers are required to attend along with Club Chairpersons. Topics covered on the night will be Athletics Ireland Child Protection Plan Webpage, New Sport Ireland Child Safeguarding Guidance, Children First Guidance, Risk Assessment for Children’s Sport & Child Safeguarding Statement followed by a Q& A session.

Lotto

Congratulations to this week’s winners Seamus Concagh, Margaret Cormack, Mary Russell and Samantha Bowe. Many thanks to everyone who has and continues to support the club by being members of the lotto.

Cross Country Fixtures

Nov 10 – Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross-Country Championships – Cork

Nov 17 – Munster Juvenile Inter-Club & Masters Cross-Country Championships – Kerry

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

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 – TBC

Club Notes Weekending 27/10/2019

Dublin City Marathon

Congratulations and well done to Brian Carroll (3.29), Deirdre Royce (4.00) and Frances Long (4.18) on competing the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday.  Their hours of dedication to training paid off and a deserved break is now on the cards. 

County Juvenile Relays, Masters & U/23 Cross Country Championships

Thurles is the venue on Sunday next for these championships which are commencing at the earlier time of 11am sharp.  We ask parents to please inform club coaches if your child/children are unable to make it on Sunday as without one member the team will be unable to compete.  Final trials are being held this week and teams will be announced at training.  All competing should be in the grounds of Thurles Crokes AC by 10.15am at the latest.  The Masters & U/23 championships follow on directly and we wish all athletes taking part the very best of luck. 

Munster Athletics Academy

ix of our junior athletes travelled to the Nenagh Indoor Complex to take part in the Munster Athletics Academy.  Katie Bergin, Aisling Dwyer, Rachel Butler, Leona Maher, Emma Gleeson and Aoife Dwyer were put through their paces by some of our top athletic coaches.  They will certainly benefit in a huge way from being part of this set up. 

Club Meeting

The club will hold a meeting on Thursday, November 7 at 8.00pm.  All officers and committee members are asked to attend. 

Club Children’s Officer Forum
Kieron Stout, AAI National Children’s Officer, will hold a Club Children’s Officer Forum in Thurles Crokes A.C. Clubhouse on Monday, November 11 from 7.30pm to 9pm. All Club Children’s Officers are required to attend along with Club Chairpersons. Topics covered on the night will be Athletics Ireland Child Protection Plan Webpage, New Sport Ireland Child Safeguarding Guidance, Children First Guidance, Risk Assessment for Children’s Sport & Child Safeguarding Statement followed by a Q& A session.

Lotto

Congratulations to this week’s winner, John Doyle.  Many thanks to everyone who has and continues to support the club by being members of the lotto. This is very much appreciated.  Lotto tickets (€2) are available at each training session and we encourage members to purchase same. 

Cross Country Fixtures

Nov 03  – County Juvenile Relays, Masters & U/23 Cross-Country Championships – Thurles

Nov 10 – Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross-Country Championships – Cork

Nov 17 – Munster Juvenile Inter-Club & Masters Cross-Country Championships – Kerry

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

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

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

Notes for weekending 20/10/2019

Munster Novice Cross Country – Bronze medallists

Munster Novice Cross Country Championships

Six adults represented the club at the Munster Novice Cross Country Championships held in Limerick Racecourse on Sunday October 20 and despite the very wet and extremely mucky underfoot conditions all six put in terrific performances. None more so than the ladies’ team of Lorraine Healy, Angela Fogarty, Edel Delaney and Aisling Maher who combined brilliantly to win the bronze club medals, a historic occasion for the club in the history of the AAI, having never reached this level before. Lorraine led them home in 5th place, with Angela in 10th, Edel 25th and Aisling 27th.  Lorraine and Angela also had the honour of being part of the Tipperary team that won silver medals in the Inter-County championship. Stephen Flanagan and Michael Delaney were our representatives in the Men’s event and conditions underfoot had considerably worsened with this being the last race of a 13-race programme but credit to both athletes as they fought hard through the conditions. Stephen finished a brilliant 15th and first Tipperary man home with Michael coming through for 49th place, in only his second ever outing for the club. Stephen had the honour of leading the Tipperary men’s team to bronze medals in the Inter-County event, a first Munster medal for him also. We certainly must commend all six athletes on their performances and congratulate them on their achievements.

Munster Even Age Juvenile Cross-Country Championships

The Munster Even Age Cross Country took place in Limerick Racecourse on Sunday October 20. Conditions were very difficult underfoot for our juvenile athletes but well done to each and every one of them for competing in their race.

U10 girls were first to the start line. Moyne had 6 girls running the 1,000m distance. These girls were Roisin O’Reilly, Saoirse Deegan, Emily Cahill, Olive Spillane Leane, Arlene Flanagan and Heidi Maher. Heidi led the girls home finishing in 61st, followed by Emily 75th, Olive 82nd, Saoirse 92nd, Arlene 93rd and Roisin 97th. Heidi, Emily, Olive and Saoirse finished 15th in the club event. Heidi was also the 6th member of the Tipperary team that finished just outside the medals in 4th place.

U10 boys followed with Noah Murphy, Michael Doyle, Seán Cahill, Gerard Delaney, David Nolan and Jack Guilfoyle also running 1,000m. First across the line for Moyne was David in 55th, followed by Jack 64th, Noah 103rd, Seán 121st and Gerard 124th. David, Jack, Noah and Seán finished 16th in the club event.

Aisling O’Reilly, Alana Spillane, Eleanor Doyle, Dearbhla Gleeson and Ruth Phelan ran 2,000m in the U12 race. Alana finished 28th, Ruth 102nd, Dearbhla 103rd, Eleanor 114th and Aisling 117th.  Alana, Ruth, Dearbhla and Eleanor finished 15th in the club event. Alana was also the first girl home for Tipperary but again the Tipperary team was outside the medals finishing 5th overall.

Jack Cahill was our only athlete in the U12 boys 2,000m event. Jack finished 67th. He was also the 6th member of the Tipperary team which finished outside the medals in 4th place.

Aisling O’Loughlin, Moya Brennan, Emma Hickey and Gráinne O’Loughlin took part in the Girls U14 race running a distance of 3,000m. Aisling led the girl’s home to finish in 81st, followed closely by Moya 84th, Gráinne 90th and Emma 91st. These 4 girls finished 12th in the club event.

Next up were the U14 boys made up of David Doyle, Adam Spillane Leane, Adam Phelan and Jack Flanagan, these boys also running 3,000m. David was first home for the club in 34th place, followed by Adam Phelan 63rd, Jack Flanagan 78th and Adam Spillane Leane 80th. These 4 boys were 7th in the club event.

Aaron Moore was our only competitor in the U16 Boys 4,000m category, unfortunately due to an injury Aaron was unable to finish the race.

Well done to all 27 juvenile athletes on your huge effort today, the club are very proud of you all.

KBC Dublin Marathon 2019

Dublin City Marathon

The best of luck to club athletes Brian Carroll, Frances Long and Deirdre Royce as they compete in the Dublin City Marathon this Sunday.  Lots of training and commitment by these three athletes will surely bring about some great results for them. 

Lotto

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Ber Spillane.  Many thanks to everyone who has and continues to support the club by being members of the lotto. This is very much appreciated.  Lotto tickets (€2) are available at each training session and we encourage members to purchase same. 

 

Cross Country Fixtures

Nov 03  – County Juvenile Relays, Masters & U/23 Cross-Country Championships – Thurles

Nov 10 – Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross-Country Championships – Cork

Nov 17 – Munster Juvenile Inter-Club & Masters Cross-Country Championships – Kerry

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

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 – TBC

Munster Cross Country Championships

Best of luck to all our athletes who are competing in Limerick on Sunday. Girls U/10-Emily Cahill, Saoirse Deegan, Heidi Maher, Olive Spillane-Leane, Arlene Flanagan, Roisin O’Reilly. Boys U/10-Gerard Delaney, Jack Guilfoyle, Noah Murphy, David Nolan, Sean Cahill, Michael Doyle, Billy Flanagan. Girls U/12-Eleanor Doyle, Aisling O’Reilly, Dearbhla Gleeson, Ruth Phelan, Alana Spillane. Boys U/12-Jack Cahill. Girls U/14-Moya Brennan, Grainne O’Loughlin, Aisling O’Loughlin, Emma Hickey. Boys U/14-Jack Flanagan, Adam Phelan, David Doyle, Adam Spillane-Leane, Boys U/16-Aaron Moore. Novice Women-Lorraine Healy, Angela Fogarty, Sarah Healy, Orla Healy. Novice Men-Stephen Flanagan, Michael Bergin.
The first race is away at 11.30am sharp and all athletes should be at the venue in Limerick Racecourse by the very latest 10.30am. It can be slow on entry so please bear this in mind when planning your journey.

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