Celebration of 100 years of Irish Athletics

2022 sees the centenary of formally organised athletics in Ireland and to mark this occasion the club are hosting an open across-country event on Sunday 18th September. The programme of events will see Boys & Girls races at U/9 (600mts), U/11 (1,000mts), U/13 (1,500mts), U/15 (2,000Mts), U/19 (3,000mts), Senior Men & Master Men O/40, O/50, O/50 (6,000mts) and Senior Ladies & Master Ladies O/40, O/50, O/60 (3,000mts). Trophies will be awarded to the first three in each race with medals being awarded to the next 25 athletes at U/9, next 20 at U/11, next 15 at U/13 and next 10 at U/15 and U/19. Admission Fee for athletes and spectators is €5. No additional fee to enter race. Starting time will be 12 noon.

Cross Country Training

The club has resumed training for the cross-country season and those who have been back have being going very well. With our first cross-country race taking place in four weeks’ time it is important that all athletes return to training on Tuesday and Friday nights at 7.30pm. All athletes from 7 year of age and up are welcome and indeed any new athletes interested in becoming members of the club are also most welcome to attend. While these sessions are for your juvenile athletes, senior members of the club are also encouraged to continue/resume training in anticipation of the upcoming cross-country season and our open cross-country fixture.

Coaching Courses

Sport Ireland Coaching in partnership with the LSP Network and the Sport Ireland Participation Unit are hosting a series of ICOACHKIDS Regional Coaching Conferences for coaches of children and teenagers. Information on the conferences can be found on the link ICOACHKIDS Regional Coaching Conferences | Sport Ireland

Local Athletics Ireland Regional Development Officer, Colin Byrne, has organised a number of coaching courses in Templemore in September – Athletics Leader – Sep 17th 10am-5pm. Cost- €70 per coach. Assistant Coach – Sep 24th – 10am-5pm. Cost- €70. Online entry and information on www.athleticsireland.ie/coaching. Contact- Colin Byrne – colinbyrne@athleticsireland.ie  or 087-0632326

Split the Bucket!

The winner of the Split the Bucket for August 19th was Eileen Curtin, Templemore. Winning amount €100. Envelopes are available at all training sessions, in Quinlan’s Pub, Moyne and in Tígh Maighne. On-line options are also available on our website www.moyneathleticclub.com. Thanks to all who continue to support each week.