The unexpected death took place of Willie Flynn, Outrath, Cahir on 26th December. The late Willie was a brother to Club President John Flynn, Club Vice President Tomas Flynn, and Coach Martin Flynn. Indeed all the Flynn Family have been club stalwarts since its inception in 1948. While Willie did not partake in a huge amount of athletics it was his managerial skills that shone as he was club secretary for a number of years back in the 1960’s also taking on the role of club treasurer for a year or so. Without doubt Willie will be solely missed by his wife Mary and children Martina, Alma, Tommy, and Willie to whom we extend our deepest sympathies. We also extend our sincere condolences to John, Tomas, and Martin and to Willie’s sisters Anna, Reena, Mary & Brigid, and all extended families. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílís.
National Indoor League
The start of the indoor track season for our club athletes commenced on Sunday with the staging of the first round of the national indoor track and field league in the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown, Dublin. Katie Bergin was our athlete in action and what a start to her season with a new personal best in the 60mts clocking 8.00secs when winning her heat. 22 athletes competed in the event and Katie’s time placed her 5th fastest overall. Undaunted by this terrific start she also took to the blocks for the 200mts and again proved the fastest in her heat, crossing the line in 25.63secs. This time saw Katie place fourth fastest of the 23 competitors. Congratulations Katie on a great start to the season.
County Indoor Track & Field Championships
The County Senior & Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships will take place on Sunday next 16th January at 11am in the Nenagh Olympic Indoor Arena. The provisional timetable is currently available on the Tipperary Athletics website – www.tipperaryathletics.com – and any athlete who is interested in competing in this event should forward their entry to club competition secretary Geraldine Hickey on or before this Thursday 13th January. Athletes must also be registered for 2022 to compete in this event. Please contact Michelle Percy as soon as possible to have your registration complete prior to entry. Athletes are allowed to compete in 3 events plus a relay (i.e. 2 field, 1 track or 2 track, 1 field etc.) These Championships will follow all Sport Ireland guidelines for Covid-19 and all in attendance must have either a current EU Digital Covid-19 Cert, EU Digital Recovery Covid-19 Cert, or a Negative PCR Test within 72 hours of the day. Contract tracing will also be in place for everyone and the form must be completed by 9pm on Saturday night or no entry on the day. The club is also seeking people to help at the event so if you are interested, please contact chairman Paddy Doyle. If there are not sufficient officials on the day, events may not take place.
Resumption of Training
The All-Ireland B Cross Country Championship for U/11 to U/17 takes place on February 13th in Castlelyons, Co. Cork. The Munster Indoor Track & Field Championships for the U/9 to U/11 takes place on February 12th and for the U/12 to U/19 on February 19th & 20th. The club has decided to resume training only for those athletes committed to taking part in these championships. Cross country athletes should attend on Monday & Wednesday nights at 7.30pm and Indoor athletes should attend on Tuesday and Friday nights at 7.30pm. All athletes must be registered for 2022 to attend training and must also observe all Covid-19 guidelines. Please contact Michelle Percy to ensure your application for registration has been completed.
Split the Bucket!
The winner of the Split the Bucket for Friday 07th January was Seamus Maher, Templetuohy. Winning amount €86. On-line options are available on our website www.moyneathleticclub.com and tickets can also be purchased in Quinlan’s, Moyne. Thanks to all who continue to support each week.
Following a meeting of club officers and committee last week, the club AGM has been set for Thursday 3rd February at 8pm. Several officers indicated their intention to step down from their positions at this meeting and for those yet to confirm that they are also stepping down, please confirm to Kate Harrison as soon as possible. Running a club on a voluntary basis takes a lot of effort and thus far we have been very fortunate in having willing hands to step up, but we will now require more members to put their name forward to help. If you are interested in being part of the running of the Club, please contact any of the club officers.