Munster Juvenile “B” Track & Field Championships
What a way for the club to finish out the Track & Field season with our youngest of athletes securing a number of Munster titles at the Munster Juvenile “B” Track & Field Championships in Templemore on Saturday last.
In the U/9 300mts Annie Ely had a superb victory and followed it up with second place in the Long Jump. Orlaith Costigan also U/9 finished third in the 60mts. What performances from these two young athletes. Brothers Gerard and Daniel Delaney had a great day with Gerard victorious in the U/12 High Jump and finishing second in the Turbo Javelin while Daniel finished third in both the U/10 60mts and Long Jump. Another Munster gold came the way of Sarah McGinley who won the U/15 Shot Putt and also claimed third place in the High Jump with younger sister Ella finishing fourth in the U/12 Shot Put and sixth in the Turbo Javelin while Maria Doyle finished fifth in the U/13 shot.
Other athletes who performed excellently were Eva Maher, Doireann Quinlan, Faye Murphy, Abbie Delaney, Darragh Maher, Zach Ryan and Leo Cullen.
Well done and congratulations to all of the above and to their respective coaches and indeed to all the families involved for their support throughout the season.
National Track & field League
The second round of the national track and field league took place in Athlone on Sunday and congratulations to the Tipperary ladies’ team as they top the table following the days competition. Club members Katie Bergin and Sharon Cantwell played their part in the event along with manager Martin Flynn assisted by Geraldine Hickey. The final round takes place on August 14th in Tullamore, and we wish all involved the very best of luck.
Cross Country Training
The club has resumed training for the cross-country season. All juveniles’ athletes from 10 years of age and older and adults interested in taking part in cross country are welcome to attend. Training on Tuesday and Friday nights at 7.30pm.
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 – this course focuses on introducing the fundamentals of athletic movement to children. Cost- €70 per coach. Assistant Coach – Sep 24th – 10am-5pm. This course focuses on coaching in 3 key event areas, running (Sprints and Endurance), Jumping (Long Jump), Throwing (Shot Putt) plus warm up. Cost- €70. Online entry and information on www.athleticsireland.ie/coaching. Contact- Colin Byrne – firstname.lastname@example.org or 0870632326
Split the Bucket!
The winner of the Split the Bucket for July 29th was Jimmy Taylor, Moynetemple. Winning amount €97. Envelopes are available at all training sessions and 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.