Safety Notice for Monday / Thursday Juvenile training

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

An important Safety notice from the management of the Crescent Comp School for all parents dropping off children on Monday and Thursday evenings.  Please note, that there is to be no stopping on the roundabout from now on.  All drop offs are to be at the back of the gym building.

1. All Parents must park on the Grit Pitch at the back of the school, Parents should then walk young kids up the back of the grit pitch to the sports hall & Astro. This ensures children safety.

2. No dropping or collection at the roundabout all children should be collected at the gym or astro entrance.

3. There is no parking in front of the sports hall or on kerbs or in any set down areas.

4. In addition there is no right turn on leaving the school, all cars must turn left.

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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.


Photos on Facebook

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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