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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.

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Announcements

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Dooneen AC, latest news, News

Names now being taken for Hurdling Workshop
Lilly-Ann O’Hora, hurdling specialist and Regional Development Officer with Athletics Ireland will deliver a hurdling workshop in the Crescent Comprehensive next Monday, 24th October and 1st October between 7pm and 8pm.   This workshop is for those who are interested in learning the basics in order to compete or for those who wish to improve on their existing skills. We are currently taking names of those who wish to take part – you might please email Verena on verenatarpey@yahoo.ie to book your place. Due to the nature of the training, places are limited.

You are invited to the University of Limerick Sports Arena next Saturday at 3pm where two Dooneen athletes will be recognised by the UL Sports Hall of Fame for their contribution to sport. This is a free event taking place in the Sports Arena – other recipients on the day include Paul O’Connell, Gary Ryan, Martin Comerford, Rosie Foley, Anna Geary and Valerie Mulcahy. All recipients have excelled in their chosen sports. We would love to see Dooneen AC members and supporters there to wish Tom and Rosemary well.

Second Hand Spikes

Head coach, Phil Roche has a limited number of second hand spikes for sale should any members wish to avail of them. Please talk to her on Thursday at training. Equally, if any members have spikes that they would like to donate back to the club, then please drop them to us at training on Monday or Thursday.

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Munster B Championships Beaufort

Posted on Dec 5, 2017 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

Beaufort, in County Kerry was the location for the Munster B Cross Country Championships yesterday. Fintan O’Sullivan was our sole representative in these championships. Fintan secured a silver medal in the U17 race, running a year out of age. Well done to Fintan and all the other club athletes who competed yesterday on this testing course.Fintan

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County Indoor Championships 2017

Posted on Nov 30, 2017 in Latest News, latest news, News

The county indoor championships for juvenile and senior athletes takes place this coming Saturday, December 2nd, in Nenagh starting at 10:30AM.  A bus will leave Raheen Church at 9:15AM for those that require it.  The schedule of events can be found here.

 

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National Evenage Championships

Posted on Nov 27, 2017 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

The National Even Age Cross Country Championships took place in Abbotstown last Sunday. This is a purpose built cross country course in the National Sports Campus.

Alan McCutcheon (U12), Sarah Hosey (U14) and Kevin O’Grady (U18) of Dooneen AC represented their province after qualifying from the Munster finals in Clarecastle a few weeks earlier. A mention as well to Sarah’s sister Ellen who competed for Emerald AC.  Sarah and Alan ran well but were not in the medals on this occasion. Alan took a fall at the start of the race but got himself up and completed the course.  Kevin O’Grady was running ‘out of age’ and sensibly pulled up midway through the race after experiencing a cramp.. They are all looking forward to running with their Dooneen friends in the County finals at the weekend.

Alan 2017 finals Kevin

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AGM and nominations/proposals

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Latest News

The AGM will be held on Wednesday, 29th November in the canteen area of Crescent Comprehensive School at 7.30pm.  Nominations and proposals should be forwarded to Phil Roche  by Friday, 24th November. There are lots of roles to fill and we welcome support from new and existing club members.

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