National Cross Country Juvenile Uneven and Novice Championships

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 in Latest News, latest news

Navan was the venue for the National novice and juvenile uneven championships on Saturday. Dooneen had 10 athletes taking part.

U11 girls – Dooneen AC had 5 athletes competing in the U11 race for the County Team – Sophia Meaney, Samantha Tenzer, Aimee Butler, Catherine McCutcheon and Aisling O’Sullivan. A mention as well to Meabh Purtill who sustained an injury the week before and was unable to compete. 4 of these girls were also running out of age. The girls were not in the medals on this occasion but ran well over a hilly and testing course.

U15 girls

Dooneen  AC was represented by 4 athletes and they came 4th overall in the team standings. Maria Campbell was first home followed by Sarah Butler, Sarah Hosey and Sarah Dunne.

Eoghan Beary ran well in the Novice race and was 18th overall.


UL girls

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Special Visitor and training schedule

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

Our special visitor was very popular at training last night!!! Training continues this week up to an including Sunday morning training in UL at 9am. We will then resume on Monday, 7th January. For those who have already been training or who wish to be considered for relay selection for the Munster Indoors taking place on Sunday, 20th January, please try and attend the Saturday and Sunday sessions.

Registration for 2019 is now open and we would be very grateful if you could fill out/collect a renewal form from Brenda/Elaine tonight at training. If you paid your child’s membership in September when training resumed, then this payment will cover you for 2019. You also have the option of paying online through our website. Please follow this link. In January, membership fees will increase to € 65 per child so please pay early. Membership is €50 per child, €90 for two children and €120 for 3 children.


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Munster XC B finals, Riverstick Cork

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in latest news

Dooneen AC was represented in Riverstick, Cork at the weekend as it was the venue for the Munster Cross Country B Championships.

Eilis O’Neill and Robert McCutcheon competed in the U9 category and both won medals, Eilis came home in third place and Robert in 11th. 3 girls competed out of age in the U11 race, Catherine McCutcheon, Sophia Meaney and Roisin O’Neill. Catherine won silver in this race.  Alan McCutcheon won bronze in the U13 race. Luke Tuohy also had a great day and won a medal in the U17 race coming in 12th place.


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National Uneven Championships

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Junior Events Blog, latest news, News, Senior Events Blog

The National Sports Campus in Abbotstown was the venue for the National Senior and juvenile uneven cross country championships. It is always a great achievement to compete in a national final and all the athletes should be proud of their efforts – many of these athletes were also competing for Munster as well as Dooneen.

The U12 girls team came 14th overall and competing was Mai McKenna, Orla O’Shaughnessy, Kealon Collins, Aimee Butler and Ruby Deegan. The U16 team from Dooneen secured 7th place. Sarah Hosey was 34th, Sarah Butler in 37th, Maria Campbell 39th and Sarah Dillon. These athletes were also running out of age.

Kevin O’Grady finished 15th in a strong U18 race, Eoghan Beary was 10th in the U23 race.

Kevin O'Grady

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Dooneen AGM

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

The AGM of  Dooneen AC will be held next Wednesday the 21st of November in the canteen area of the Crescent Comprehensive school. The AGM will commence at 8pm.  All club members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Closing date for nominations and proposals is this coming Monday, 19th of November.  They should be sent to the club secretary/president , Phil Roche – her email address is  There are plenty of roles to fill such as the  Mungret Development  Committee role and PRO responsibilities. If you are available, willing and committed to carrying out these roles, so please put your name forward if you are available to help.

AGM Agenda:
Chairman Address
Treasurer’s Report
New Committee
GDPR Update
Increased and new costs for the club
Current Status of Mungret Development

Club Positions:
Mungret Development
Child Protection


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No juvenile training this Thursday

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Dooneen AC

Please note that there will be no juvenile training this Thursday, 15th November.

Training as normal on Saturday morning at UL track and relay training at 9am Sunday morning, also at UL track.

Thank you from the coaching team

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Munster Uneven Championships

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Dooneen AC, latest news

The Munster Uneven Cross Country Championships took place in Turnpike, Tipperary yesterday and we had a good turnout of athletes from Dooneen

U9 Girls and Boys The U9 athletes experienced a Munster Cross Country for the first time and performed well. The U9 girls were in 6th place overall – Ellen Goggin, Eilis O’Neill, Hannah Williams and Romy O’Brien. The boys also ran well – Freddie Bromell, Robert McCutcheon and Paddy Gubbins

U11 Girls and Boys – Meabh Purtill was 7th overall and will represent Munster in the National Finals. The U11 Limerick County team won bronze and will represent Limerick in the National XC Finals.  A number of the Dooneen athletes are on this team including Samantha Tenzer, Sophia Meaney, Catherine McCutcheon, Aimee Butler and Aisling O’Sullivan – many of these girls were running out of age. Roisin O’Neill and Lucy Kate Gubbins also ran gaining great experience.  The boys were represented by Conor Lane, Michael Casserly, Conor Goggin and Daniel Joyce. They were 12th team overall.

U13 girls and boys – Anna Campbell, Eva Casserly , Alan McCutcheon, Ross O’Carroll, Eoin Carey and Marcus Southern all ran well in the U13 category.

U15/17 Girls and boys – Dooneen AC won bronze in the girls race – the team consisted of Sarah Hosey ( who came 10th overall and will represent Munster in the national finals), Sarah Butler, Maria Campbell and Sarah Dillon. Darragh O’Sullivan ran well in the U15 race. Romy Fehily also represented the club in the U17 race.



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