Moyne Athletic Club             March 21st 2012

Clubs Challenge: Our annual Track & Field Clubs challenge between Moycarkey Coolcroo AC, Slieveardagh AC and ourselves will take place on Saturday April 21st at 2pm at Moyne Athletic Track. This is a great opportunity for our new athletes to get a taste of competition in preparation for the County Outdoor Track & Field events which will take place on April 29th. The Clubs Challenge is a team event so we encourage all athletes to take part as each athlete’s participation is vital to obtain points for your club. There will be events for U7’s to U17’s so make a date in your diary and come along for what is always a very enjoyable day out for all involved.


County Novice “B” Road Championships: Moyne AC will host the County Novice “B” Road Championships on Sunday April 1st commencing at 12noon. We will have a ladies and men’s teams representing our own Club so we hope to see the locals cheering them on along the route. The ladies will start at the Sportsfield and run to Martin Ryan’s Moynetemple and back to the sportsfield again covering a 3k course. The men will then cover a 6km route around the Burma finishing back at the sportsfield – please come out and show your support for our athletes on the day.


Burma Challenge: The 9th Burma 5K Road Challenge will be taking place again this year starting on Wednesday2nd May @ 7:30pm. Due to the running of the club’s annual Mini Marathon on the June Bank Holiday it will be run over four nights instead of 5 this year. It is open to walkers, joggers & runners, ladies & men over the age of 15. Last year saw 50+ participants taking part all enjoying the fun, the cuppa & chat afterwards. The rules are very simple: on the 1st evening (May 2nd) everybody starts together after which teams will be selected, on the second night (May 9th) everyone is handicapped and we will also see the start of the Family Challenge which is made up of Husband/Wife, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son. With 6 families competing last year once again our winners were Ray & Liz Power who are now going for 4 in a row. On the third evening (May 16th) it’s the round that turns the leader board on its head but is always enjoyed by participant & spectator alike – it’s the Cycle Challenge so dust off the cobwebs, oil the brakes, change two legs for two wheels and enjoy a spin around the Burma. The Final evening (Friday 25th) is back to where you started when all participants will start together. Our Winners last year were Kylemakill and the team members were Mairead O’Dywer (Moyneard), Paddy Doyle (Moyneard), Jim Cummins (Rahaelty), Tom McGrath (Loughmore).The entry fee is €10 for four weeks, which includes a cuppa and a chat whilst also getting in some exercise, so come along and enjoy, support & meet new people and old friends.


Club Meeting: There will be a meeting of Club Officers and Committee members on Wednesday March 28th at 8.30pm sharp, your attendance would be much appreciated.


Church Gate Collection:  Our annual Church Gate Collection will take place on Saturday March 31st and Sunday April 1st at all Masses in Moyne and Templetuohy. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Newspaper Tokens:  We have now reached our target of 250 “Go Play” tokens which we needed to apply for the training kit, many thanks for your assistance in helping us to reach our goal.


Mini Marathon: Our 3rd annual Mini Marathon will take place on Monday, June 4th at 3pm from Moyne Sportsfield, this event is open to both male and female participants. More details of event to follow shortly.


Meet & Train Sessions:  Meet and train sessions continue every Wednesday evening at 7pm for ladies and 7.30pm for men. All are welcome.


Upcoming Fixtures:   Sunday April 1st – County Novice “B” Road Championships in Moyne.  Sunday April 29th – County Juvenile U9 – U12 T&F in Templemore.  Sunday May 6th  & Sunday May 20th – County U13 – Junior T&F in Templemore.