Munster XC B finals, Riverstick Cork

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in latest news

Dooneen AC was represented in Riverstick, Cork at the weekend as it was the venue for the Munster Cross Country B Championships.

Eilis O’Neill and Robert McCutcheon competed in the U9 category and both won medals, Eilis came home in third place and Robert in 11th. 3 girls competed out of age in the U11 race, Catherine McCutcheon, Sophia Meaney and Roisin O’Neill. Catherine won silver in this race.  Alan McCutcheon won bronze in the U13 race. Luke Tuohy also had a great day and won a medal in the U17 race coming in 12th place.


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National Uneven Championships

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Junior Events Blog, latest news, News, Senior Events Blog

The National Sports Campus in Abbotstown was the venue for the National Senior and juvenile uneven cross country championships. It is always a great achievement to compete in a national final and all the athletes should be proud of their efforts – many of these athletes were also competing for Munster as well as Dooneen.

The U12 girls team came 14th overall and competing was Mai McKenna, Orla O’Shaughnessy, Kealon Collins, Aimee Butler and Ruby Deegan. The U16 team from Dooneen secured 7th place. Sarah Hosey was 34th, Sarah Butler in 37th, Maria Campbell 39th and Sarah Dillon. These athletes were also running out of age.

Kevin O’Grady finished 15th in a strong U18 race, Eoghan Beary was 10th in the U23 race.

Kevin O'Grady

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Dooneen AGM

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

The AGM of  Dooneen AC will be held next Wednesday the 21st of November in the canteen area of the Crescent Comprehensive school. The AGM will commence at 8pm.  All club members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Closing date for nominations and proposals is this coming Monday, 19th of November.  They should be sent to the club secretary/president , Phil Roche – her email address is  There are plenty of roles to fill such as the  Mungret Development  Committee role and PRO responsibilities. If you are available, willing and committed to carrying out these roles, so please put your name forward if you are available to help.

AGM Agenda:
Chairman Address
Treasurer’s Report
New Committee
GDPR Update
Increased and new costs for the club
Current Status of Mungret Development

Club Positions:
Mungret Development
Child Protection


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No juvenile training this Thursday

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Dooneen AC

Please note that there will be no juvenile training this Thursday, 15th November.

Training as normal on Saturday morning at UL track and relay training at 9am Sunday morning, also at UL track.

Thank you from the coaching team

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Munster Uneven Championships

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Dooneen AC, latest news

The Munster Uneven Cross Country Championships took place in Turnpike, Tipperary yesterday and we had a good turnout of athletes from Dooneen

U9 Girls and Boys The U9 athletes experienced a Munster Cross Country for the first time and performed well. The U9 girls were in 6th place overall – Ellen Goggin, Eilis O’Neill, Hannah Williams and Romy O’Brien. The boys also ran well – Freddie Bromell, Robert McCutcheon and Paddy Gubbins

U11 Girls and Boys – Meabh Purtill was 7th overall and will represent Munster in the National Finals. The U11 Limerick County team won bronze and will represent Limerick in the National XC Finals.  A number of the Dooneen athletes are on this team including Samantha Tenzer, Sophia Meaney, Catherine McCutcheon, Aimee Butler and Aisling O’Sullivan – many of these girls were running out of age. Roisin O’Neill and Lucy Kate Gubbins also ran gaining great experience.  The boys were represented by Conor Lane, Michael Casserly, Conor Goggin and Daniel Joyce. They were 12th team overall.

U13 girls and boys – Anna Campbell, Eva Casserly , Alan McCutcheon, Ross O’Carroll, Eoin Carey and Marcus Southern all ran well in the U13 category.

U15/17 Girls and boys – Dooneen AC won bronze in the girls race – the team consisted of Sarah Hosey ( who came 10th overall and will represent Munster in the national finals), Sarah Butler, Maria Campbell and Sarah Dillon. Darragh O’Sullivan ran well in the U15 race. Romy Fehily also represented the club in the U17 race.



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Munster Uneven Cross Country

Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in Directions, Dooneen AC, latest news

I hope all the young athletes enjoyed the competition on Sunday. In total, approximately 80 events took place on Sunday and we had close to 100 athletes competing across every event. We will have a link to the results with a report later today. Paul Askins, chairman, will also publish an album of photos later this week. Training will resume again next Sunday morning at UL track at 9am sharp for those who wish to be considered for relays.

For those who are competing in the Munster Uneven Championships this Sunday, please note the following:

The venue changed last month and we have emailed you already about this. Please note it is now taking place in Turnpike, Two Mile Borris, Tipperary.

  1. Arrive early – the latest 10.30am (especially those who are competing at U9 and U11). Allow time for parking and finding us as most Munster competitions will have over 150 athletes in every race so it will be busy. Please look out for Aine, Jackie, Verena and Mike – arriving early gives us time to get athletes checked in, walk the course, warm up and settled at the start line with happy and relaxed children
  2. If your child does not have a singlet, do not leave it until Sunday morning. Please purchase one. We have singlets for sale on Thursday evening at Crescent Comprehensive. If you do not attend training on Thursday, make contact with us and we will try to get on to you before Sunday
  3. It may be muddy, so come prepared with wellingtons and a change of clothes for afterwards and warm clothes for both you and the children
  4. A map of the course can be found by clicking on the following link
  5. Parking and directions are contained on the Munster website but the link seems to be down. Please check the Munster website and our facebook page later in the week as we will publish it.


Thank you from the coaching team.

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Event Officials Training Course

Posted on Oct 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

On Saturday 3rd of November, there will be an Official’s Training Workshop for Munster Coaches and Club Members in Nenagh Indoor Stadium from 12pm to 3pm. This is a free workshop hosted by Munster Athletics. Coaches and Clubs who have athletes competing at Championships (Counties, Munsters or National Championships) must be represented in Nenagh. At least one member from each Club must be in attendance. We need your help.

This Training Workshop is to support coaches and members in officiating at our Munster events to ensure that our competitions run smoothly and efficiently. Officials undertake an important role in the staging of our competitions. They provide leadership and guidance to participants, ensuring that the competition is conducted in a safe and fair manner for all concerned.

For those interested in attending, the current IAAF Competition Rules are linked below so it would be most helpful if you could please print off the rules of the event(s) you are most interested in, have a look at them in advance and bring them along with you on the day.

If you have athletes who wish to get involved to demonstrate some of the events on the day, please encourage them to come along.

To register for this workshop, please e-mail us and I will register all interested parties for the event.

Current IAAF Rules can be found at this link.

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