Junior Events Blog

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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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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Cross Country Season

Posted on Nov 21, 2017 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

There has been a lot of activity recently as the cross country season is in full swing and a lot of Dooneen athletes are taking part in the provincial cross country championships. You can follow all the reports on Facebook –  There are some national finals and Munster B championships to take place and once they are over, we will provide another round up of the season!cross country

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Upcoming County Finals and talk in Millennium Hall

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News, Senior Events Blog

PARENTS – The County Indoor competition will take place in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Saturday, December 2nd. This is a great opportunity for all young juvenile athletes to compete in a County event, take part in a relay and have fun. A full list of events is attached. If your child is interested, you will need to put €5 in an envelope with your child’s name and date of birth and bring it to training in Crescent Comp or UL next Monday or Thursday. The closing date is approaching and there will be no ‘entries’ on the day.

There is also a schedule of events for Seniors. Please contact Joe Chawke if you wish to enter. His email address is joe1chawke@sky.com

A very interesting talk has been organised for Tuesday, November 21st at 8pm. The talk is by Doneen athlete Dr Cian Aherne who is a sports psychologist. This session is suitable for older athletes and their parents as well as senior athletes. The venue is Millennium Hall beside Raheen Church

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Development and Purchase of Land in Mungret

Posted on Aug 21, 2017 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News, Senior Events Blog

The first phase in the acquisition of 5.87 acres of land by Dooneen AC at Caheranardrish, Mungret from Limerick City and County Council is nearing completion. The total sum for this land is €70,000  – we have raised approximately € 50,000 so far from efforts within the club and we are grateful of the support of members to date. We need a further drive to raise the last €20,000 over the coming months to complete the purchase of the land.

This sports facility will greatly benefit the Mungret, Raheen, Dooradoyle and Patrickswell community area – if you can help by fundraising, donating or giving in any regard, we would be obliged if you could contact us at fundraising@dooneenathleticclub.com.

 

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Thanking you in advance, Dooneen AC Development Committee.

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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

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 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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