Munster Junior & U/23 Track & Field Championships

A super day for the club at the Munster Junior & U/23 championships saw Katie Bergin crowned Munster Champion in the Junior 100mts and 200mts and Jack Hickey the champion in the U/23 400mts. Katie and Aisling Dwyer competed in the heats of the 100mts with Katie winning her heat in 12.56 to qualify for the final.  Aisling finished joint third but lost out on securing a place in the final by just hundreds of second.  In the final Katie ran an even faster time of 12.22 to capture the title, a time which also represents a new personal best for her.  There was no rest as both athletes then concentrated on the Junior 200mts.  They were drawn in the same heat with Katie winning in a time of 25.35 and Aisling fourth in 27.88, times that secured their places in the final.  Both girls ran fantastic races in the final with Katie powering home to win in 25.06 and Aisling finishing an excellent fifth in 27.49 having held third place right up until the line.  Between those two races Jack Hickey was preparing for his U/23 400mts event and with a straight final taking place, he ran a very steady and controlled race and holding off a stiff challenge at the end, he crossed the line victorious in a time of 52.82.  Well done to all three athletes and their coach Martin Flynn for their superb performances.

County Intermediate Road Championships

Just two athletes from the club travelled to Ballyneale for the County Intermediate Road Championships but what a return we had with Sharon Cantwell running a superb race, sticking with the pace from the start, to record a great victory.  She was part of a leading group of three that ran the entire 4k very much together but her power at the finish saw her edge in front to claim the title.  Pakie Bowe ran in the men’s event and finished in the middle of the pack on what was a very hot and humid day for running.  Well done and congratulations to both athletes.

Night of Relays

This venture was organised on Wednesday night last and was the culmination of talks between a few clubs.  On the night Dooneen, Newport and Nenagh Olympic along with our own athletes had a great night of athletics.  While not the standard relay events, it caught the imagination and everyone who was there on the night certainly enjoyed the occasion.  The athletes from the club who competed over the course of the evening were Lily Murphy, Orla Costigan, Robyn Upsdell, Annie Ely, Jennifer Kenehan, Noah Ryan, Owen Meade, Doireann Quinlan, Anna Concagh, Eva Maher, Senan Phelan, Tom Renehan, Darragh Maher, Leo Cullen, Fionn Phelan, Adam Nolan, Daniel Delaney, Zack Ryan, Cathal O’Reilly, Gerard Delaney, Bill O’Neill, Dannan Sweeney, Kate Concagh, Caoimhe Doyle, Abbie Manton, Saoirse Ryan, Grace Deegan, Abbie Delaney, Faye Murphy, Helen Renehan, Niamh Joyce, Ruth Phelan, Eleanor Doyle, Aisling O’Reilly, Heidi Maher, Ciara Joyce, Laura Fogarty, Saoirse Deegan, Maria Doyle, Noah Murphy, David Nolan, Jack Renehan, Aidan Evans, Cara Delaney, Emma Delaney, Kate Delaney, Saoirse Doran, Grainne O’Loughlin, Alanna Maher, Aisling O’Loughlin, Moya Brennan, Amy Reddan, Lucy Doyle, Adam Phelan, Katie Bergin, Aisling Dwyer, Leona Maher, Jack Hickey.  Thanks to all the clubs for the competition and for adhering to all Covid 19 regulations.

Munster Senior & Masters Track & Field Championships

These championships take place in Templemore on Saturday next, 31st July.  Best of luck to Sharon Cantwell (Senior 1,500mts), Katie Bergin (Senior 100mts, 400mts), Aisling Dwyer (Senior 100mts, 200mts), Ber Spillane (Masters 400mts) and Jack Hickey (Senior 200mts).

Tipperary U/9 to U/11 Track & Field Championships

It is the turn of our young athletes on Sunday next, 1st August, as they compete in the County U/9 to U/11 Track & Field Championships.  For many of our young athletes, this will be their first time competing in this type of event and we wish all who are competing the very best of luck.

Split the Bucket!

The winner of the Split the Bucket for Friday 23rd July was Gerard Ely, Garrenroe.  The option for on-line entry is now available on our website – .  All proceeds are used for the upkeep of our facilities and the training of our athletes.  The draw takes place each Friday night at 8.30pm with several options available – 3 entries for €5, 12 entries for €20 (includes 2 additional free weeks), 28 entries for 50 (includes 3 additional free weeks).  Cut off for on-line is on Thursday evening at 6pm and any entries received after this time will be included in the next week’s draw.  Your support for this venture is very much appreciated.  Envelopes will also be available each Tuesday and Friday night at training and Elaine & Kathleen will be more than happy to help in this regard.