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

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