Junior and U23 Munster Track and Field

Posted on May 3, 2016 in Latest News

Templemore was also the venue for the Junior and U23 championships on 2nd May.  Lily Ann O’Hora won the U23 100m, 200 and 100m hurdles. Clodagh O’Mahony won the U19 400m hurdles. Cathal Locke won gold in the U19 400m hurdles and Mark Carmody of An Bru was 4th in U19 400m final.


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Templemore Outdoor Penthatlon

Posted on May 3, 2016 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

A group of athletes from Dooneen travelled to Templemore over the weekend to take part in the Munster Juvenile Outdoor Penthatlon Championships. Events varied with different age groups but involved sprints, some hurdles, long jump, high jump, javelin and longer distance races. Many of these athletes had been practising and training for some time in the build up. Many gained valuable experience on the day and some came home with medals – they are all worthy of mention. In the U11 Girls, Leagh Moloney, Ellen Hosey, Yanna Leahy, Anna Campbell and Rachel O’Connor took part. Leagh Moloney secured 3rd place. All athletes did really well in a competitive field. In the U12 girls, Emer Conroy, Victoria Amiadame and Molly Quirke took part. Emer won silver in this event. Maria Campbell was the sole competitor in the U13 girls and she came home with bronze. Ella Dillon also secured bronze in the U14 event. Well done to all athletes.untitled

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From Running Shannon to Running Spree

Posted on Apr 8, 2016 in latest news, Results

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The first weekend in April saw a multitude of munster runners from a variety of clubs come together to celebrate their joy of running and no better city could have been nominated then the city of Berlin…. Half marathon was the chosen distance on what is considered The fastest “Sightseeing Tour” in sneakers, with lovely wide roads and a bounty of beautiful sights to ease the burn on the body running 13.1 miles (21.1km) in 18 degree heat and still smile at the end is no mean feat but was achieved by the group of thirtysomething that all travelled under the one flag, Irish athletes in a field of over 35,000….and how did it become a “running spree” I hear you ask …. ah well now that’s the clever bit …All the way from the River Shannon in Limerick to the River Spree in Berlin. Took me all week to think of that ! So to sum up definitely a bucket list race, and for all you juveniles out there, remember in a few years all these trips will be within your grasp. so don’t let up on your training, if your looking to the future have nothing but goals, and when reflecting on the past remember your achievements. Run long and Taper !!

 For all the inquisitive types, just copy and paste the results link below :


 One small note, my garmin read 21.5 km at the end, thats a whole lap of the track extra !!

Just saying !! 

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National Masters Finals Athlone

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 in latest news

Athlone was the venue for the National Masters on Sunday. Many athletes from Limerick travelled to take part in the event.  Dooneen women were well represented and many competed in various events. The Dooneen Relay team won silver and the team were represented by Diane Curran, Martha O’Sullivan, Nicola Buckley and Verena Tarpey.  Louise Collins had a great day in winning the W35 High Jump and 3rd in Long Jump with a personal best of 4.28. She was also 5th in 200m and 7th in 60m. . Nicola Buckley also ran well coming in 6th in 400m and 4th in 200m (W35). Diane Curran also competed in this category and was 6th in the 200m. In the W40 category, Martha O’Sullivan was strong in many events coming 6th in 200m and 60m. Verena Tarpey was 7th in 800m and 4th in 1,500m. Fiona Treacy was in the very competitive W45 group and she was 4th in 1,500m

For the men, we had two Dooneen athletes competing in the M40 category. Stephen Lappin was 4th in Long Jump and 3rd in High Jump. Tony Fitzgerald was 3rd in 800m and 4th in 400m. A great day for these two men.  

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National Juvenile Relays

Posted on Mar 21, 2016 in Latest News

Dooneen AC once again displayed why they were named as Juvenile Indoor Club of the Year in Munster. They went to the finals with 10 teams – 8 teams qualified for the finals and 6 of those teams medalled. This is an extraordinary statistic. Well done to all the coaches and volunteers who have played their role.

The U12 4 x 100 girls and boys secured silver in the final. The U13 4 x 100 girls did equally well in winning a bronze medal. The boys were 2nd in their heat but it was not fast enough to reach the finals. The U14 4 x 200 girls fought hard and were 4th in the finals. Still an impressive result. The U15 4 x 200 girls again were on form and won a bronze in the final – the U15 4 x 200 boys were unlucky as one member pulled a muscle in the heat and they finished in 6th. The U16 4 x 200 teams did a double in winning silver in both events. The U18 girls qualified for the final but were unable to compete.


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Upcoming Juvenile Fixtures

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

Upcoming Juvenile Fixture List

March 19th: National indoor relays in Athlone
April 19th: Leevale Open sports in Cork IT
May 8th: County Track and Field Athletics in UL
May 10th & 11th: North Munster Schools in UL and Castleisland
May 21st: Munster Schools in Waterford
May 29th & 29th: Munster Track & Field U/9 to U/13
June 4th: All Ireland Schools in Tullamore
June 5th: Munster Relays U/9 to U/19
June 10th, 11th & 12th: County Community Games in Mungret
June 18th & 19th: Munster Track & Field U/14 to U/19
July 2nd: All Irelands for U/9 to U/11 in Tullamore
July 9th: All Ireland relays U/12 to U/19 plus All Ireland B Competition
July 10th, 23rd & 24th: All Ireland individual Track & Field in Tullamore U/12 to U/19

April 6th: Regional Community Games mixed distance relays in Neville Park, Rathkeale at 5:30PM
Training for this in the field behind Raheen Foodstores in Raheen every Wednesday at 6PM.

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Juvenile training schedule over St Patrick’s Day and Easter.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

The following is the training schedule for juveniles over the next two weeks and the school holiday period.

Monday 14th, training in Crescent Comp
Thursday 17th (St Patrick’s Day), no training
Saturday 19th, training in UL for those not in Athlone for relays
Sunday 20th, no training
Monday 21st, training in Crescent Comp
Thursday 24th, training in Crescent comp
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th (Easter) no training
Monday 28th, no training
Thursday 31st, training schedule back to normal at Crescent Comp

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