Munster Road Championships

Angela Fogarty, Sharon Cantwell and Lorraine Healy did not have too far to travel for the Munster 4 Mile Road Championship, which was successfully hosted by Dundrum AC.  The conditions were tough for our three athletes, having to contend with rain, sleet and snow, yet these conditions did not deter our determined ladies who did themselves proud by their performances. Lorraine just outsprinted Angela in the final 100m as both athletes finished in the top half of the field.  Sharon Cantwell had a controlled and solid performance over the distance to complete the club participation.  Well done to all three athletes. 

All Ireland Masters Indoor Championships

These championships take place on Sunday next, 10th March, in Athlone with the club being represented by seven athletes – Ber Spillane (60mts, 200mts, 400mts, Relay), Sinead Tynan (400mts, Relay), Brigid Gleeson (800mts, Relay), Liz Power (60mts, 200mts, Relay), Siobhan Power (200mts, 400mts, Relay), TJ Gleeson (60mts, 200mts), Ray Power (60mts, 200mts, 400mts).  We wish all the athletes the very best of luck on the national stage. 

All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships

This competition takes place on Saturday next, 9th March, in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare and representing the club, through his school, Thurles CBS will be Aaron Moore.  Aaron will compete in the Junior Boys event and we all wish him the very best of luck.

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

Updated results of the recent Munster Indoor Championships are as follows: – U/12 60mts – Maeve Leahy 7th H5 10.62.  U/15 60mts – Louise Hickey 5th H1 8.97, Tara Gleeson 7th H4 9.0. U/12 600mts – Alana Spillane 3rd H4 2.02.11, Dearbhla Gleeson 7th H3 2.18.06, Maebh Leahy 9th H2 2.33.39.  U/13 600mts – Saoirse Doran 4th H4 2.05.30, Jack Flanagan 7th H4 2.01.97, Adam Phelan 5th H2 2.02.34.  U/15 800mts – Aaron Moore 4th H1 2.31.80, Louise Hickey 5th H3 2.45.57.  U/17 800mts – 4th Final Emma Gleeson 2.42.86.  U/16 200mts – Victoria Lupton 4th H2 30.72.  U/17 200mts – Emma Gleeson 3rd H4 30.49. U/16 60mH – Victoria Lupton 7th Final 12.46.  U/12 Long Jump – 20th Maeve Leah 3.08, 31st Dearbhla Gleeson 2.49.  U/13 Long Jump – 11th Jack Flanagan 3.56. 

County Juvenile Indoor Championships

The County Indoor Track & Field Championships will take place on Saturday 16th March in the Nenagh Indoor Complex.  The U/9 to U/12 competition takes place from 10am to 1pm approximately with the U/13 – Junior programme starting at 2pm.  Entries are currently being taken at training, so if you wish your child/children to compete please ensure that you give their names and events to Geraldine this week. 

Club Lotto

Winner of €20 in the lucky dip this week was Leona Doyle.  Thanks to everyone who supports the lotto. 

Coaching Course

The club will play host to an “Assistant Coach” Course on Saturday 23rd March from 10am to 5pm.  This is a one-day course and is open to all those 16 years of age and over.  It is an introduction to coaching in three key event areas – Running (Sprints and Endurance), Jumping (Long Jump) and Throwing (Shot Putt).  There is no exam and the cost of the course is €60 which includes an Athletics Ireland Assistant Coach Manual.  The club is encouraging our older athletes and parents of young juvenile athletes to sign up for this course and give a helping hand at training due to the increased numbers attending. 

Club Meeting

The next meeting of the club officers and committee will take place this Wednesday 6th March at 8.30pm in the meeting room upstairs.  All members are asked to attend. 

Upcoming fixtures

Tuesday 5th March – Munster Schools Indoor Games – Nenagh

Saturday 9th March – All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships – Clane

Sunday 10th March – All Ireland Masters Indoor Championships – Athlone

Saturday 16th March – County U/9 to Junior Indoor Championships – Nenagh

Sunday 24th March – County Junior & Senior Road Championships – Templemore