The first of the Munster Championships took place on Sunday in Cooraclare, Co. Clare. The course was excellently laid out and despite the heavy rainfall all week ground conditions just about held up albeit sticky in place however the day was glorious with fabulous sunshine. We had a small band of athletes travel to Clare and they all applied themselves very well. Our quartet of Meadhbh Hall, Annie Ely, Lily Murphy and Aoibheann Doyle were first off in the U10 race and with over 100 athletes storming away from the tape, the challenge was fierce. Meadhbh was first home in 25th place, quickly followed by Annie (30th), Lily (33rd) and Aoibheann in 76th. The girls gave it there all on the day to finish 8th in the club standings. In the inter-county competition, Meadhbh, Annie and Lily did enough to score on the County team that finished 3rd. Congratulations to them and what fantastic experience for these youngsters.

Next out in the Boys U14 was our stalwart Jack Renehan! Jack is loving his XC running and is hoping to build on the success he had in 2022. Jack placed 50th today in a stellar field and was 5th scorer on the County team that also finished 3rd in the inter county championship!

Emma and Kate Delaney were once again out in the U16 race and they ran exceptionally well at this level of competition. The distance was 4000m of undulating terrain on a fast course and the girls finished 32nd and 36th respectively.

Edel Delaney was our last athlete in action on the day in the Novice race that afternoon. In a very competitive field, she ran her usual consistent race, working well throughout over 5k and finished a very good 40th.

Great credit to all these athletes who travelled today, most of whom have competed the last 4 weeks on the trot! They will be glad of the week off racing next weekend, but all eyes will be focused on the un-even age provincials in the Turn Pike in Tipperary on the 12th of November. For Jack, he’ll be preparing for the All-Ireland in Gowran in a months’ time where he will represent Tipperary! Thanks to all the supporters who travelled to Clare to support the athletes, its always appreciated.

To keep in with the XC theme, the County B’s is the next day out for a number of our athletes. All athletes who have not medaled individually at the even and or uneven age County’s are eligible to compete at this event. This competition will take place in the Turnpike, Two Mile Borris and we hope all who are eligible will be in attendance. Please give Ber your entry soonest so that we can plan accordingly. As previously mentioned, the Munster un-even ages will also be in the Turnpike. The club would encourage as many athletes as possible to compete at these championships in order to have good club participation and County representation in Munster. There are medals to be won and why not Moyne AC?? Please speak to your coach regarding your entry next week.

Split the bucket was won by Pj Ryan this week. Please continue your support weekly.

The club has purchased a significant amount of gym equipment in the last while. This equipment is available to club athletes to use as part of their training and development. Athletes U18 should use appropriate apparatus under coach supervision.