End of year party for juveniles

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

Good morning.

Training for all members at Crescent College Comprehensive finishes up on Monday week, the 24th of June.  Training on the track at UL on Thursdays is confined to those competing in Munster B or All Ireland competition from now on.  For those who are progressing to All Ireland Finals, there will still be training on Monday nights in July.

The end of year party is on Wednesday the 26th of June a 7pm in The Old Crescent Rugby Club.  All juvenile members and parents are invited to attend! We hope to see you there.

Thank you from the coaching team

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Munster U12-U19 Day 1

Posted on Jun 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

Munster U12 – U19 Track and Field championships Day 1

Templemore track was the venue for this day long competition last Saturday. Dooneen AC was well represented.

U12 & U13  boys and girls

In the U12 600m, Meabh Purtill was 4th.  Vivian Amaeze of Dooneen was 3rd in the U13 race Mai McKenna was fourth and Kealon Collins also competed but did not reach the final, taking a knock during the heats. Also running well was Rhiannon Heng.  Dooneen was second in the 4 x 100m relay.

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Munster U9-11 and U12-13 field events

Posted on May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Munster U-9 to U11 Munster individual and pairings finals

Cork IT was the venue for this day long competition last Saturday. Dooneen AC well represented. The event featured individual races and pairings, where the combined scores of top two athletes in a club were paired for medals too.  The standard was exceptionally high and we would like to congratulate all the boys and girls who competed.

U9 girls and boys

Kate Cantwell and Eilbhe Cunneen competed in a number of events for Dooneen AC and the pairing achieved a bronze medal in turbo javelin.  Sean Moriarty, Jake Barclay, Robert Purtill, Cian O’Donnell and Michael Kennedy represented Dooneen and did very well with teams coming 5th in the 300m pairings and javelin throw. The U9 boys were 4th in the relay final

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Updates and Munsters

Posted on May 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

No more Sunday training

Please note there will be no more Sunday training in UL.

Munster U12 – U19 Track and Field championships

Athletes were given a note after training last night setting out important dates and venues coming up.

The Munster track and field finals will take place over 3 days on Saturday, 8th June in Templemore, Saturday 15th June and Sunday 16th in Castleisland. Please log on to http://www.munsterathletics.com/ and familiarise yourself with the different events and dates. Nationals will also follow in the weeks after and the note will have set out those dates. If you did not receive the note, please log on to www.athleticsireland.ie for more details.

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County Track and Field Juvenile Results

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

The County track and field finals were held at the University of Limerick on Sunday. The weather was perfect and Dooneen AC athletes turned out in big numbers to compete in relays, sprinting, throwing, jumping and middle distance events. The results supplied to us only give the top 3 in every event, but the coaches would like to congratulate all the athletes who took part

U9 Boys and Girls

Aimee Sweeney was first in the turbo javelin and second in the 60m and 300m. Kate Cantwell was second in the long jump and Eibhe Cunneen third in the turbo javelin. Jake Barclay won the 60m and was third in the 300m. Sean Moriarty won bronze in the sprint, silver in the 300m and gold in the turbo javelin. Robert Purtill was second in the long jump. Michael Kennedy was third in the long jump, Evan Ryan second in the turbo javelin and Cian O’Donnell was second.

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Launch of Athletics Ireland initiative

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

Dooneen AC members were busy attending a photo shoot yesterday to launch the announcement of local company Ishka as a title sponsor to Athletics Ireland Fit4Life Programme. Thank you to Lesley, Louise, Paul, June, Declan, Verena, Karen, Shona and Dermot who attended along with Amy and to Lilly-Ann O’Hora, Regional Development Officer with Athletics Ireland and Dooneen member

14 May 2019; Irish 1500m Athlete Amy O’Donoghue, centre, in attendance alongside Limerick Fit4Life runners to launch the unveiling of Ishka Spring Water as Official Sponsor of Athletics Ireland Fit4Life Programme at Mungret Park in Skehacreggaun, Limerick. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
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Changes to training venue

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Uncategorized


We hope all the athletes enjoyed the track and field finals in UL this weekend. It was a wonderful day and thank you to the parents for supporting it.


Training changes

Please note a change to our  training venue on Thursdays


Training continues as normal in Crescent Comprehensive College at 7pm on a Monday night. This session is open to all registered athletes. Training on Thursday will now take place at UL on the track at 7pm (from this Thursday, 16th May onwards). A €2 charge will apply to cover costs. Training continues as normal on Saturday at 10am at UL and Sunday at 9am. Please note that training on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday is confined to athletes who are competing with the club.

The Munster U9-U11 track and field finals, and some U12/13 field events takes place in CIT on Saturday May 25th.  Entries must be in by next Monday night.  Please log on to the Munster website for details of events taking place.


Thank you from the coaching team

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