Dooneen AC are delighted to announce our 40th anniversary dinner dance, taking place on Saturday, 18th February at 7.30pm in the South Court Hotel. We welcome past and present members, parents of...
Patrickswell was the venue for the Munster Senior Cross Country finals yesterday. Congratulations to Rosemary Ryan on taking silver medal in the women’s event, and congratulations also to the...
MUNSTER JUVENILE EVEN AGE AND NOVICE CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS. Last Sunday, all roads led to Carrignavar, County Cork for the first of this season’s Munster Cross Country championships. On...
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...
Please note that Juvenile Training resumes in Crescent Comprehensive College on Monday, 12th September. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
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...
IRISH UNIVERSITIES ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION – NATIONAL TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cork IT was the venue for the 2017 held last Friday and Saturday. Dooneen athletes performed exceptionally well over the course of the weekend. Jessica Coyne took gold in the 3,000m steeplechase in a new PB just 2 seconds outside the European U23 qualifying time.
Lilly-Ann O’Hora took gold in the 100m Hurdles and 3rd in the 400m Hurdles. Clodagh O’ Mahony won silver in the 400m Hurdles.Read More
Athlone was also the venue for the Masters athletes at the start of March and we saw 3 athletes from Dooneen competing – Chairman Tony Fitzgerald, Coach Joe Chawke and Tim Ryan. Tony ran in two events and was rewarded with a bronze medal in the 400m. He was 4th in 800m. Tim competed in two events – 60m and 200m but was outside the medals on this occasion. Joe Chawke also ran the 3,000m in a very competitive field. Well done to the 3 men – great work!Read More
Brenda Rice, Treasurer of Dooneen AC was recognised at the weekend for her role in volunteering with Community Games in Limerick. Along with family members and representatives from Dooneen, a gala lunch was held in Athlone for all the nominees. The overall volunteering award went to a 93 year old women from Wexford but all recipients were presented with a medallion and voucher from ALDI. Well done Brenda!Read More
DOONEEN WOMEN WIN SENIOR TITLE
The 4 mile County Championship took place in Bruff today and was hosted by An Bru.
First home in the women’s race was Hilkka Kontro of Limerick AC in an excellent time of 25:03 followed closely by Ann McPhail and Shóna O’ Flynn of Dooneen AC. Dooneen woman ran very well winning the Senior team event – the team consisted of Ann MacPhail, Shóna O’Flynn, Verena Tarpey and Louise Matthews. The women were also 3rd in the Novice – team scorers were Louise Matthews,Karen Raine,Lesley O’Shaughnessy and Marie Dalton. Marie Keane and Michelle English also ran well.
First home in the men’s race was Michael Carmody of An Brù in an excellent time of 20:35, Dermot Kearns had a great race winning the o/45 men’s and Robbie Bannon 2nd . Well done to Paul Rice and to Robert Coll who ran his first race for Dooneen finishing 4th in the over 60’s section.
ROUND UP OF FEBRUARY ACHIEVEMENTS FROM DOONEEN AC ATHLETES
Munster Indoor Championships – U9 to U12 – Girls & Boys
The girls and boys had a great day in Nenagh at the start of February and all are worthy of mention whether or not they came home with a medal.
Dooneen have adopted the recent published policy of Athletics Association of Ireland in relation to filming and photography. Please see the link attached.Read More
This Saturday in Nenagh we will have the county indoor championships. For all those attending, please dress warm as it will be cold. Extra layers, hats and gloves recommended. Please aim to be there for 9:30AM. First events will be the relays, starting at 10:30. See schedule attached, and bring with you on Saturday as there will not be any available at the venue. Best of luck to all those taking part.