Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 13/01/2020

Posted on Jan 14, 2020 in Dooneen AC, Fit4Life, Latest News, News, Results, Senior Events Blog, Senior Notes

Munster Junior & U23 Indoor Championships

These championships took place in Nenagh on January 5th.

Junior Men:

Jack O’Connor finished 5th in his 60m heat in 7.63.

Junior Women:

Maria Campbell won her 400m heat in 1:03.14. In the 800m, Sarah Butler finished 3rd in 2:26.06, followed by Maria in 2:27.26.

U23 Women:

Grace Culhane won the 1500m.

Well done to everybody who took part.

Ballyhoura Moonlight Marathon Challenge

This event took place on Friday night. Congratulations to Thomas Klimas, who won the marathon in 4:14:01. Well done to Michael O’Donoghue, who ran 5:14:14. Well done to Eileen Reeves and Katherine Reddan, who ran the half-marathon.

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Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 06/01/2020

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Dooneen AC, Fit4Life, News, Senior Events Blog, Senior Notes

Country Club 5-Mile

There were over 80 athletes taking part in this traditional 5-mile road race hosted by Country Club A.C. on New Year’s Day. Niall Shanahan was first man home in a superb time of 25:20 and first woman home was Sharon Cleere in an excellent time of 29:28. Dermot Kearns was first home for Dooneen in 28:38 followed by Ronan McAvinue in 35:06, Karen Raine in 35:11, Mike Griffin in 35:27, and Robert McCarthy in 36:22. Well done to all.

parkrun

On New Year’s Day, several members took advantage of the once-a-year opportunity to take part in 2 parkruns on one day. Shona O’Flynn, Ger Meehan (who ran his 50th parkrun!), Eileen Reeves, Seamus O’Flynn, and Marion O’Halloran ran both Amager Fælled parkrun and Fælledparken parkrun in Copenhagen, David Rohan ran both Coole parkrun and Lees Road parkrun (where he ran his 50th parkrun!), Brian Halpin, Alison Flynn, John Shier (who achieved a PB), Kat Reddan, Conor Lovett, Michelle Kennedy, Patrick Noonan ran Limerick parkrun, and Shane O’Sullivan (who achieved a PB), Brian Halpin, Louise Matthews, Alison Flynn (who achieved a PB), John Shier, Catherine Sheehan, John Sheehan, June Clifford, Kat Reddan, and Conor Lovett all ran Mungret parkrun.

On Saturday, Lorraine Moran ran Killarney House parkrun, David Rohan ran Clarisford parkrun, Andrew McMahon, Brian Halpin, Alison Flynn, Claire Knight, Ger Meehan, Patrick Noonan, Seamus O’Flynn, Marion O’Halloran, Oran Kennedy, Michelle Kennedy, and Eileen Reeves all ran Limerick parkrun, while Gerard O’Shea, Jonathan Coleman, Louise Matthews, John Sheehan, Catherine Sheehan, John Higgins, and Meena Verma ran Mungret parkrun.

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Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 30/12/2019

Posted on Jan 3, 2020 in Dooneen AC, Latest News, News, Results, Senior Events Blog, Senior Notes

St. Stephen’s Day 10K
148 athletes took part in this very popular festive race in Caherdavin on St. Stephen’s Day. First home for Dooneen was Dermot Power in 5th overall and won the O40 category in 36:21 followed closely by Dermot Kearns who was 2nd in the O40 category in 36:28. Shóna Keane won the women’s race in a great time of 38:33, Niall Harris in 39:50, Shona O’Flynn was 2nd in the women’s race in 41:35, Andrew McMahon Jr. in 41:42, Andrew McMahon Sr. who was 3rd in the O50 category in 42:49, Martin Mutsters in 44:13, Karen Raine, who won the O40 category in 44:55, Mike Griffin in 45:40, Marie Keane, who was 3rd in the O40 category in 49:40, John Shier in 50:10, Ger Meehan in 54:24, Conor Lovett in 57:55.


MCI Portumna
Well done to Elaine Lyons, Eileen Reeves, and David Rohan, who ran the MCI Portumna marathon on Friday in 4:36:45, 4:36:45, and 4:36:51 respectively. 

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Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 23/12/2019

Posted on Jan 3, 2020 in Dooneen AC, Fit4Life, Latest News, News, Senior Events Blog, Senior Notes

Club Person of the Year

Congratulations to Mike Purtill, who was presented with the 2019 Club Person of the Year award at our Christmas night out last weekend in recognition of his huge contribution to Dooneen A.C.

 

parkrun
Mike Griffin ran Inch Beach parkrun, John Sheehan (who achieved a PB and ran his 50th parkrun!) and Catherine Sheehan ran Glen River parkrun, Brian Halpin, Shona O’Flynn, Alison Flynn, Ger Meehan, Claire Knight, June Clifford (who recently ran her 50th parkrun!), and Marion O’Halloran ran Limerick parkrun, while Joe O’Brien (who achieved a PB), Gerard O’Shea, Ross O’Carroll, John Higgins, Angela Higgins, Meena Verma, and Aly Hogan O’Curry all ran Mungret parkrun.

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Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 16/12/2019

Posted on Dec 17, 2019 in Dooneen AC, Fit4Life, Latest News, News, Results, Senior Events Blog, Senior Notes

Irish Life Health National Novice & Juvenile Uneven Age Cross-Country Championships

These championships were held in Dunboyne on Sunday.

In the U17 girls’ race, Dooneen were represented by the quartet of Sarah Butler, Maria Campbell, Sarah Dillon, and Sarah Hosey – it was great to have 4 athletes who have come up through the juvenile ranks together competing in the U17 All-Ireland race. First home from the club was Maria Campbell, who was part of the bronze medal-winning Munster team, followed by Sarah Hosey, Sarah Dillon, and Sarah Butler.

Kevin O’Grady produced a great performance in the U19 boys’ race, finishing 11th and helping the Munster team to a bronze medal.

Congratulations and well done to everybody!

 

 

Newmarket 5K

This race took place in Cork yesterday, with a very large field of over 300 participants. Well done to Joe O’Brien, who ran a PB of 16:54, and to Henry Downes, who ran 19:29.

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National Juvenile XC Finals

Posted on Dec 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

National XC Finals. Dunboyne was the venue for the National juvenile and novice finals on Sunday. It was a successful day for Dooneen AC. Mai McKenna represented Munster in the U13 race and ran very well although outside the medals. Maria Campbell won a bronze medal on the Munster team in the U17 race. Also running in that race was Sarah Hosey, Sarah Dillon and Sarah Butler. Kevin O’Grady was 11th in the U19 race and also secured a bronze medal on the Munster team.

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AGM Notes

Posted on Dec 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

Attached are the notes from our recent AGM held in December

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