Training updates

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

No training this Sunday

No juvenile training this Sunday morning – from all the coaching team, we wish our athletes the very best at the Community Games mixed distance relays in Shanagolden this Sunday. Enjoy the day and represent your different parishes with pride.

Key dates for your diary in May and June
Many athletes are travelling to the National Indoors/Relays over the coming weeks and you will have been made aware of these dates by your coaches.  Here are some further upcoming dates in May and June:

Sunday, 12th May – County Track and Field finals will be held in UL. All athletes from the club are encouraged to compete in this County only event.This is an opportunity for newer members to become more familiar with competition.

Saturday, 25th May – U9 to U11 Munster individual and team games in Cork IT and throws/jumps for U12/U13
Saturday, 8th June – U12 to U19 Munster Track and Field (Day 1)
Saturday and Sunday, 15th and 16th June – Munster U12 – U19 Day 2 and 3
Sunday, 30th June – Munster B Track and field finals – Lee’s Road, Ennis
Middle Distance Training 
We have devised a schedule for those who are interesting in developing/improving their middle distance training, and is open to competing athletes U-11/12 and upwards. This we hope, we will give them 3 months to prepare for the County/Munster finals in June. This programme will take place on Monday nights and Saturday mornings.  Athletes can warm up with their respective groups and then come out to join the middle distance training on the fields. Please talk to your coaches about this or chat to Phil, Jackie or Verena. If you would like a copy of the programme, we can send it to you.

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Michal Rejmer 2019 Series Launch Night

Posted on Feb 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

We wish to thank parents and athletes who attended the launch of the 2019 Michal Rejmer run series in Crescent College Comprehensive on Monday night. In attendance on the night were two special guests – Declan Hannon captain of the Limerick Hurling team and Tom Comyns Dooneen AC Olympian. Our two guests spoke to the juvenile and senior athletes about various aspects of their sporting life – what motivates them to stay in sport and the importance of their coaches and mentors when growing up. We were delighted to have a number of public representatives at the launch. All of them have a connection with the club such as having children or niece/nephews as members or being members themselves. The race series will take place over 3 Friday evenings in April – April 12, 19 and 25 at the Country Club. Registration now open at

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National B XC and North Munster schools

Posted on Feb 12, 2019 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

National B XC and North Munster Schools Cross Country
Dundalk was the venue for the National B XC finals last week. Representing Dooneen was Alan McCutcheon who won a medal coming 6th overall in the 1,500m race. Pallaskenry was the venue for the North Munster also held last week. Laura Southern and Jules Deegan and Ruben McCarthy competed in the minor race. Maria Campbell was 3rd in the junior girls. Also competing was Sarah Dillon, Sarah Butler and Aimee Ryan, Darragh O’Sullivan and Luke Ryan. Luke Tuohy ran in the intermediate race. In the senior race was Kevin O’Grady and Fintan O’Sullivan. A number of these athletes have all qualified for the Munster Schools final this week – Maria, Sarah Dillon, Sarah Butler, Darragh, Kevin and Fintan. Wishing them the best of luck.
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Munster U9-U11 indoor finals

Posted on Feb 12, 2019 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

U9-U11 Munster Indoor Finals, Nenagh


Well done to all the Dooneen athletes who travelled to Nenagh on Saturday to compete in the Munster indoor championships. All of the athletes put in a huge effort on the day and the coaches are very proud of their efforts.

U9 boys and girls

Kate Cantwell, Aimee Sweeney, Gyte Andrijauskaite, Robert Purtill, Sean Moriarty, Dillon Ryle Bourke and Robert Lynch competed in various events including 60m sprints, long jump and 300m distance running.

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Weekend action in Nenagh and Athlone

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 in Latest News

The National Indoor Combined events took place in Athlone on Saturday and Leagh Moloney represented Dooneen AC. The combined events are varied from shot put, long jump, high jump to hurdles and middle distance running. Leagh competed in the U14 girls group and came 6th overall. Here is a picture taken from the Athletics Ireland facebook page.

Munster field event finals – Nenagh Indoor Stadium

The Munster throws and jumps finals took place on Sunday in Nenagh.

High Jump

Ella Dillon of Dooneen AC won silver in the U17 high. Leagh Moloney and Emma Griffin both competed in the U14 long jump. Leagh won silver in this event.

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Munster Indoor throws, jumps and relays

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 in Latest News

Munster Indoor Relays, throws and jumps competition – Sunday, 20th January in Nenagh.
A few important messages for parents and athletes
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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.

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