Dear Parents/Members,

Our cross country season has almost come to an end and it was wonderful to see our club been well represented at all competitions both Juvenile and Senior, we achieved fantastic results which saw Moyne AC finish as the 2nd best Juvenile Club and 3rd best Senior Club for the County Cross Country Season – a wonderful achievement for a club of our size. Training for our Track & Field season will now commence next week.

The Club have now embarked on a major fundraising drive to upgrade the outdoor track and its surrounds which is urgently in need of repair. This is our first major effort for quite a number of years so we are hoping that you will help us in this upgrade. We commenced a weekly Lotto in May of 2013 as part of “The Tipperary Community Lotto Group” and are to date selling an average of 100 tickets per week. We are hoping to double the number of tickets being sold so in early December at a meeting with parents it was suggested that each family associated with the athletic club would purchase one ticket at each training session – that would be two tickets per week at a cost of €2 per ticket. We felt this was indeed a fair solution as many athletic clubs throughout the County charge a fee of €2 per athlete per training session; however our club hope not to embark in this method of fundraising as we appreciate the financial pressures which we all carry during the current economic climate. We also appreciate the importance of having a safe and suitable facility where our children and adults from our parish and surrounding parishes can train and exercise so please make this fundraising drive a success. Each week the top prize is €5,000 with four additional prizes of €1,000 each and there are also 10 lucky dips each week for a prize of €20. Tickets are on sale every Tuesday and Friday night during training and can also be purchased from any committee member or in the local shops.

Also please note that for health and safety reasons all athletes under the age of 14 years must be signed in and out by an adult at each training session. Athletes who haven’t been signed in will not be allowed take part in training from next Tuesday January 7th.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all athletes and their families a very Happy New Year and every success for the 2014 season.


Moyne Athletic Club Committee