Cross Country Novice and Juvenile Even Ages

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

Cross Country Novice and Juvenile Even Ages

Bilboa was the venue for the County Novice championships this Sunday.Dooneen AC took the Novice women’s title with Marie Keane winning in a sprint finish, Fiona Treacy in 2nd and Karen Raine in 3rd. Dooneen AC were well represented in the men’s event by Wiltold Kaczurba, Tony Fitzgerald, Eoin Kinsella, Mike Purtill, Paul Rice, Liam Liddy and Kevin Wilkinson. Dooneen were 4th on 61 points and credit to the athletes for helping their club on this testing course.

Juvenile Results
This course was very testing for many athletes and they should all be proud of their efforts. This was not about the individuals, but about team results. Many athletes who may not have been in the top 3 secured vital points for their team in running and many ran out of age to make up teams.

U10 boys and girls
In the girls event, Orla O’Shaughnessy was the clear winner followed by Mai McKenna in 2nd. Dooneen were represented by Freya Wiegand & Aimee Butler and they won the team title. The boys event was equally exciting. Cullen Wiegand was third and helped his team win the overall title – they consisted of Cullen, Jack O’Connor, Michael Casserly, Conor Ryan, Liam Collins and Evan McMahon. For many children, it was their first taste of competition so huge credit to them.

U12 boys and girls
Rachel O’Connor came in 3rd and Dooneen once again won the team event with Rachel, Julianna Deegan, Ellen Hosey, Karis Dillon and Anna Mellett all competing. Well done to them all. The U12 boys race was also exciting and the leading 4 runners were grouped together for the entire race and all were in contention at the final hill. Alan McCutcheon came in 3rd and Dooneen secured silver in the team title – this was a great result for the boys as most of them were running out of age – the team consisted of Alan McCutcheon, Darren Ekona, Cian McGregor, Ross O’Carroll, Eoghan Hinchy and James Corbett.

U14 girls and boys
Again, many of the athletes in this category ran out of age and will look forward to their own age contest in 3 weeks time at the same venue. Sarah Hosey, Sarah Butler, Maria Campbell and Aoibheann Collins ran their hearts out to come 1st , 2nd and 3rd and 4th and took the team title. Jack O’Connor ran a very tactical race to win the U14 title. Darragh O’Sullivan was in 3rd, Kelvin O’Carroll in 4th.

U16 and 18 girls and boys
There were many fine performances here. Andrea O’Carroll won the U16 title and Fintan O’Sullivan won the U16 title in impressive style and Karl Buckley of Dooneen also ran really well gaining great experience. The U18 title was won by Tanya Cox with her team mate Kila Curran in 3rd.


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Event Pictures from Sunday

Presentations of Team Medals on Monday


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Ailish Sheehan, RIP

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

Funeral arrangements for Ailish Sheahan are mass in Kildimo Church at 12-noon on this coming Saturday, the 17th of September. Members of Dooneen and the Rowing Club will form a guard of honour at the church before the mass. Please wear a Dooneen jacket if you have it and are attending. A gathering of all her friends, family and extended athletics family will take place in the hall beside the church after the funeral mass.
There will be no training in UL this Saturday morning.
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Ailish – our friend

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 in Latest News

Ailish Sheahan – an athlete and friend

Dooneen AC wish to extend their condolences to parents John & Catherine and sisters Niamh and Aine on the death of Ailish.

Ailish was an accomplished athlete and competed with Dooneen AC for many years where her father is still a juvenile coach. Her main events were the javelin & shot putt, but Ailish was quite prepared over the years to compete in relays and cross country where teams were required. There were many highlights to her time in Dooneen but in 2009 she became the Irish Schools Champion in Javelin, she won the National U17 shot putt and javelin titles, was a member of the SIAB Track and Field School team that year, and won a gold medal in the javelin at the Celtic Games. Ailish graduated from Notre Dame University after obtaining a scholarship to study there and was undertaking a Masters in the University of London. She was competing in the World University Games last week where she won bronze with the women’s four.

Ailish was also a friend for many athletes, especially those who competed at the same time. Many of them have spoken of the fun times during competition. They recall her sense of humour – Ailish was much taller than many of her peers and loved giving piggy back rides to other athletes – when photos were being taken, she would have to bend down to her knees to make herself look shorter. Despite her talent, she was a regular teenager and would hide behind equipment in the store room from Phil Roche and her father who coached juveniles and would take a short cut to training and jump the high wall at Kilteragh over to Crescent Comprehensive.

A talented athlete has died too young. Rest in peace Ailish from all your friends in Dooneen AC.

ailish sheahan 2 Ailish Sheahan 7

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Juvenile Training Resumes next week

Posted on Sep 5, 2016 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

Please note that Juvenile Training resumes in Crescent Comprehensive College on Monday, 12th September. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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Cross Country Season Begins

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

Newcastle West Open Competition

The 3rd annual open cross country event took place in Newcastle West last Sunday. The Demesne was the venue and it was in immaculate condition. This was an open competition – thus members from various clubs across the country competed. Competition was strong with athletes from 17 different clubs taking part. Conditions were quite humid which made for difficult running conditions with a number of runners pulling out midway. Dooneen women won the overall team event. This was made up of Lisa Griffin, who was 3rd runner home overall, Fiona Treacy, Verena Tarpey and Karen Raine. Also running strongly for the club were Marie Keane, Louise Collins and Michelle English. The men were represented by Eoin Kinsella and Kevin Wilkinson. Alan McCutcheon also competed winning his race.


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End of year Juvenile Party

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in Latest News

Just a reminder that the end of year Juvenile party is taking place this Tuesday evening 14th June in Old Crescent Rugby Club from 7pm to late…. music and BBQ on offer so looking forward to seeing juveniles and parents alike attend.

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Munster Track and Field Results

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

Munster Track and Field Report

Ennis track was the venue for 2 days of competition over the weekend featuring many athletes from Limerick clubs. The U9 to U11 had the chance to compete individually and also in teams. The U12 and U13 girls and boys also competed over the weekend.

All the club officers, coaches and volunteers would like to congratulate every athlete who took part, whether or not they came home with a medal. It was wonderful to see so many Dooneen athletes out in Ennis getting valuable experience which will stand to them.

The relays were also exciting and the girls did extremely well taking gold in U12, U11, U10, 2nd in U13 and U9. The boys also did extremely well. The U9 team came 5th overall, 2 teams competed in U10, the U11 team set a new Munster record in winning and the U12 team came 3rd


U9 Girls and Boys

Maeve Purtill won the 60m and 300m. Also competing in the 60m was Ivana O’Carroll, Grace O’Dwyer, Molly O’Mahony and Eimear Ryan. Ivana O’Carroll and Aimee Butler also ran the 300 and Aimee competed in long jump too. Eimear Ryan also took part in long jump. Well done to Maeve and Ivana who were 3rd in both team events being a combination of both scores. In the 60m race, Rory Gleeson was competing. Well done to Alex Smith, Adam Robinson, Gerard Michael Ryan  and Glen Addaewho took part in 300m


U10 Girls and Boys

In the 60m, Mai McKenna was 3rd and Orla O’Shaughnessy was 4th. Also competing and doing really well were Freya Wiegand, Kealon Collins, Vivienne O’Brien, Aoife Smith & Ruby Deegan. The 500m was won by Orla O’Shaughnessy, Mai McKenna was 2nd . Aoife Smith, Ruby Deegan also ran for Dooneen in this event. In the U10 team events, Mai McKenna and Orla O’Shaughnessy won the 60m and 500m. Freya Wiegand and Vivienne O’Brien of Dooneen competed in long jump

In the 60m, Ryan Scanlon, Cullen Wiegand and Oran Kennedy competed for Dooneen The long jump saw Marcus Kennedy, Ryan Scanlon and Jack O’Connor compete. The javelin saw Oran Kennedy, Marcus Kennedy and Jack O’Connor also do well.

U11 Girls and Boys

In the 60m,  Leagh Moloney came home in 2nd place. Out of the medals but also competing were Angel Alfred, Yanna Leahy, Roisin O’Brien and Rachel O’Connor. The 600m saw Anna Campbell, Karis Dillon, Anna Mellett and Roisin O’Brien compete exceptionally well. Leagh Moloney and Angel Alfred won the U11 60 combined team total while all other athletes did well in their pairings but were out of the medals. Leagh Moloney of Dooneen won gold in the long jump, Yanna Leahy was 4th and Ellen Hosey also jumped well.  Leagh and Yanna won the long jump pairs. Anna Campbell, Angel Alfred, Anna Mellett and Karis Dillon all contested the javelin.

Jayden Carmody of Dooneen won the 60m in a time of 8.85. Denis Matthews was joint second. Josh Boland of Dooneen also competed as did Kyle Robinson, Conor Egbulam, Darren Ekoua of Dooneen. Jayden and Denis won gold in the 60m pairs. The 600m was extremely competitive with a new Munster record set by the winner –  Darren Ekoua ran well in this race  as did Ross O’Carroll and Kyle Robinson.  Denis Matthews, Jayden Carmody, Ross O’Carroll and Conor Egbulam all contested the long jump.


U12 Girls and Boys

The 600m final was a great one and Victoria Amiadamen of Dooneen AC emerged with a well earned silver medal.  Also competing were Julianne Deegan, Sarah Meade and Sarah O’Shaughnessy. The 60m dash saw many athletes qualify from the preliminaries including Victoria Amiadamen, Emer Conroy, Sarah Meade, Aimee Ryan and Molly Quirke. Also competing were Debbie Lawel and Laura Southern. 3 Dooneen athletes made it to the final and Victoria emerged with a bronze medal.  Emer Conroy of Dooneen secured a fantastic gold medal in the long jump, Victoria her teammate in 4th. Molly Quirke, Sarah Meade and Aimee Ryan also jumped well and also competed in high jump, Emer just missing out coming 4th. The shot putt and Javelin was also contested by a number of these athletes along with Laura Southern.

The 60m dash saw 3 Dooneen boys qualify for the semi finals – Peter Kiely, Jed O’Dwyer and Joshua Adedeji. In the 600m, Darragh Enright and Conor Collins ran well in tough race.


U13 Girls and Boys

The 600m proved to be a very fast one with Jenna Bromell’s record set in 2009 being broken. Sarah Hosey of Dooneen was 2nd, Sarah Butler of Dooneen in 3rd and Maria Campbell in 5th. In the 80m race, Maria Campbell advanced through the preliminaries. The hurdles were excellent and Maria Campbell just being pipped in to 4th. A good day all round for those athletes. Many of the girls took part in field events including Maria Campbell, Sarah Butler (5th in long jump) and Kealon Collin who took part in shot putt.

Liam Mellett competed in the 80metre dash. The 600m race saw Kelvin O’Carroll and Darragh O’Sullivan run with Kelvin advancing to the finals. He came in 5th place, an excellent result. Well done to Kelvin and Darragh.

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