Dooneen Christmas Party

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

Dooneen AC Christmas Night Out

This coming Saturday 10th December
8pm: Red Hen
€10 per person,
plenty of food, and music on the night

To confirm contact Paul, Marion, Mary or Dooneen Facebook page

All senior members, juvenile’s parents and our friends are invited


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Munster Juvenile B directions

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

  • IMPORTANT Information for Munster Juvenile “B” & Intermediate Cross Country Championships in Clarecastle GAA Club, Clarecastle, Co. Clare. In the interest of Traffic Management, Clare County Board would like everyone coming to Clarecastle on Sunday to take EXIT 12 from the motorway. Take the 1st exit at the Clare Abbey Roundabout into Clarecastle & venue is on right hand side. Access to the GAA Grounds is by Clarecastle National School. First race is at 11.30am. Charge for adults will be 5 euro. Refreshments (soup, tea & sandwiches) & shop will be available by Clarecastle GAA Club. See Course Map at the following link

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Munster Women”s title goes to Dooneen

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 in Latest News

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 Dooneen Women’s team on taking gold, and to the Limerick County women’s team on taking Gold too.  Dooneen’s women team were Rosemary, Jessica Coyne, Ann MacPhail and Verena Tarpey. Dooneen were also represented by Shona O’Flynn, Karen Raine and Marie Keane. County team was represented by Dooneen’s Rosemary Ryan and Jessica Coyne with Emerald’s Amy O’Donoghue and Limerick AC’s Hikka Kontro also.


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Request for help this Sunday

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

This weekend, we’re looking for any members that can to help fundraising in a simple way, but supplying some baked goods that we can sell at the Munster Cross Country in Patrickswell on Sunday. Anyone that can supply some cakes, treats, buns, etc, please let us know, and we can arrange to collect them if you’re not going to be attending. We’ll have a stand at the course selling tea/coffee and any treats we can gather. All proceeds go to the club development fund, and anything donated is greatly received.  If you can help out in any way, please let us know by email to or contact any of the committee by email or phone on our contacts page.



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Munster Juvenile even age and Novice Cross Country

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News, Senior Events Blog


Last Sunday, all roads led to Carrignavar, County Cork for the first of this season’s Munster Cross Country championships. On a perfect day for running big fields were the order of the day.

Dooneen were well represented on the day and we saw some outstanding performances from our athletes.

Pride of place goes to our U10 GIRLS team who took team gold following a great team effort.

Orla O’Shaughnessy showed a clean pair of heels to a field of over 140 athletes to win individual gold. Mai McKenna finished in a superb 9th place despite falling early in the race. Maeve Purtill running out of age finished a commendable 17th and can look forward to her ‘in age’ race in three weeks time in Limerick Racecourse. Freya Weigand stormed home in 35th and the points she gained in the final 200m were vital to the team victory. Katie Enright and Aimee Butler were also part of the team and both ran tremendous races.

In the U10 Boys race we were represented by Cullen Weigand and Jack O’Connor. Both ran fine races and were well up in a massive field.

The U12 GIRLS team finished 11th in the team event. They were led home by Anna Campbell and Rachel O’Connor who both finished in the top 40 despite running out of age. They were followed home by Jools Deegan running in her first ‘Munsters’ and Karris Dillon who was also running out of age.

The U12 BOYs were led home by another ‘out of age’ runner in Alan McCutcheon who finished 26th. Darragh Johnstone, Ross O’Carroll and Darragh Enright also ran fine races and finished well up in another big field of runners.

The U14 GIRLS featured three of our U13 team and all three ran superb races out of age. Sarah Hosey led them home in 6th place followed closely by Sarah butler in 11th and Maria Campbell in 18th. They will be a real force to be reckoned with in next month’s Uneven Aged  Championships.The two Sarahs have qualified to represent Munster in the National finals next month.

in the U14 we were well represented by Jack O’Connor who finished in 21st place despite having an injury which affected preparation for the race and Kallan McCarthy running in his first Munsters in 47th. Great runs by the boys which augur well for the future.

Tanya Cox has represented our club with distinction in the cross country field an once again excelled by finishing 6th in the GIRLS U16 race. Well done Tanya and best of luck in the National final.

Fintan O’Sullivan was our sole U16 BOY and was another athlete competing out of age, A fine run to finish 30th in a high class race. 

Well done all and well done to our cross country coaches Jackie and Verena.

Maebh Fenton was the sole Senior runner and took silver in the Novice. A great performance from Maebh


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Safety Notice for Monday / Thursday Juvenile training

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

An important Safety notice from the management of the Crescent Comp School for all parents dropping off children on Monday and Thursday evenings.  Please note, that there is to be no stopping on the roundabout from now on.  All drop offs are to be at the back of the gym building.

1. All Parents must park on the Grit Pitch at the back of the school, Parents should then walk young kids up the back of the grit pitch to the sports hall & Astro. This ensures children safety.

2. No dropping or collection at the roundabout all children should be collected at the gym or astro entrance.

3. There is no parking in front of the sports hall or on kerbs or in any set down areas.

4. In addition there is no right turn on leaving the school, all cars must turn left.

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Cross Country Novice and Juvenile Even Ages

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

Cross Country Novice and Juvenile Even Ages

Bilboa was the venue for the County Novice championships this Sunday.Dooneen AC took the Novice women’s title with Marie Keane winning in a sprint finish, Fiona Treacy in 2nd and Karen Raine in 3rd. Dooneen AC were well represented in the men’s event by Wiltold Kaczurba, Tony Fitzgerald, Eoin Kinsella, Mike Purtill, Paul Rice, Liam Liddy and Kevin Wilkinson. Dooneen were 4th on 61 points and credit to the athletes for helping their club on this testing course.

Juvenile Results
This course was very testing for many athletes and they should all be proud of their efforts. This was not about the individuals, but about team results. Many athletes who may not have been in the top 3 secured vital points for their team in running and many ran out of age to make up teams.

U10 boys and girls
In the girls event, Orla O’Shaughnessy was the clear winner followed by Mai McKenna in 2nd. Dooneen were represented by Freya Wiegand & Aimee Butler and they won the team title. The boys event was equally exciting. Cullen Wiegand was third and helped his team win the overall title – they consisted of Cullen, Jack O’Connor, Michael Casserly, Conor Ryan, Liam Collins and Evan McMahon. For many children, it was their first taste of competition so huge credit to them.

U12 boys and girls
Rachel O’Connor came in 3rd and Dooneen once again won the team event with Rachel, Julianna Deegan, Ellen Hosey, Karis Dillon and Anna Mellett all competing. Well done to them all. The U12 boys race was also exciting and the leading 4 runners were grouped together for the entire race and all were in contention at the final hill. Alan McCutcheon came in 3rd and Dooneen secured silver in the team title – this was a great result for the boys as most of them were running out of age – the team consisted of Alan McCutcheon, Darren Ekona, Cian McGregor, Ross O’Carroll, Eoghan Hinchy and James Corbett.

U14 girls and boys
Again, many of the athletes in this category ran out of age and will look forward to their own age contest in 3 weeks time at the same venue. Sarah Hosey, Sarah Butler, Maria Campbell and Aoibheann Collins ran their hearts out to come 1st , 2nd and 3rd and 4th and took the team title. Jack O’Connor ran a very tactical race to win the U14 title. Darragh O’Sullivan was in 3rd, Kelvin O’Carroll in 4th.

U16 and 18 girls and boys
There were many fine performances here. Andrea O’Carroll won the U16 title and Fintan O’Sullivan won the U16 title in impressive style and Karl Buckley of Dooneen also ran really well gaining great experience. The U18 title was won by Tanya Cox with her team mate Kila Curran in 3rd.


Photos on Facebook

Event Pictures from Sunday

Presentations of Team Medals on Monday


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