Junior Events Blog

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.


Dooneen  Land


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


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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Juvenile Training Resumes next week

Posted on Sep 5, 2016 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

Please note that Juvenile Training resumes in Crescent Comprehensive College on Monday, 12th September. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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Cross Country Season Begins

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

Newcastle West Open Competition

The 3rd annual open cross country event took place in Newcastle West last Sunday. The Demesne was the venue and it was in immaculate condition. This was an open competition – thus members from various clubs across the country competed. Competition was strong with athletes from 17 different clubs taking part. Conditions were quite humid which made for difficult running conditions with a number of runners pulling out midway. Dooneen women won the overall team event. This was made up of Lisa Griffin, who was 3rd runner home overall, Fiona Treacy, Verena Tarpey and Karen Raine. Also running strongly for the club were Marie Keane, Louise Collins and Michelle English. The men were represented by Eoin Kinsella and Kevin Wilkinson. Alan McCutcheon also competed winning his race.


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Munster Track and Field Results

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

Munster Track and Field Report

Ennis track was the venue for 2 days of competition over the weekend featuring many athletes from Limerick clubs. The U9 to U11 had the chance to compete individually and also in teams. The U12 and U13 girls and boys also competed over the weekend.

All the club officers, coaches and volunteers would like to congratulate every athlete who took part, whether or not they came home with a medal. It was wonderful to see so many Dooneen athletes out in Ennis getting valuable experience which will stand to them.

The relays were also exciting and the girls did extremely well taking gold in U12, U11, U10, 2nd in U13 and U9. The boys also did extremely well. The U9 team came 5th overall, 2 teams competed in U10, the U11 team set a new Munster record in winning and the U12 team came 3rd


U9 Girls and Boys

Maeve Purtill won the 60m and 300m. Also competing in the 60m was Ivana O’Carroll, Grace O’Dwyer, Molly O’Mahony and Eimear Ryan. Ivana O’Carroll and Aimee Butler also ran the 300 and Aimee competed in long jump too. Eimear Ryan also took part in long jump. Well done to Maeve and Ivana who were 3rd in both team events being a combination of both scores. In the 60m race, Rory Gleeson was competing. Well done to Alex Smith, Adam Robinson, Gerard Michael Ryan  and Glen Addaewho took part in 300m


U10 Girls and Boys

In the 60m, Mai McKenna was 3rd and Orla O’Shaughnessy was 4th. Also competing and doing really well were Freya Wiegand, Kealon Collins, Vivienne O’Brien, Aoife Smith & Ruby Deegan. The 500m was won by Orla O’Shaughnessy, Mai McKenna was 2nd . Aoife Smith, Ruby Deegan also ran for Dooneen in this event. In the U10 team events, Mai McKenna and Orla O’Shaughnessy won the 60m and 500m. Freya Wiegand and Vivienne O’Brien of Dooneen competed in long jump

In the 60m, Ryan Scanlon, Cullen Wiegand and Oran Kennedy competed for Dooneen The long jump saw Marcus Kennedy, Ryan Scanlon and Jack O’Connor compete. The javelin saw Oran Kennedy, Marcus Kennedy and Jack O’Connor also do well.

U11 Girls and Boys

In the 60m,  Leagh Moloney came home in 2nd place. Out of the medals but also competing were Angel Alfred, Yanna Leahy, Roisin O’Brien and Rachel O’Connor. The 600m saw Anna Campbell, Karis Dillon, Anna Mellett and Roisin O’Brien compete exceptionally well. Leagh Moloney and Angel Alfred won the U11 60 combined team total while all other athletes did well in their pairings but were out of the medals. Leagh Moloney of Dooneen won gold in the long jump, Yanna Leahy was 4th and Ellen Hosey also jumped well.  Leagh and Yanna won the long jump pairs. Anna Campbell, Angel Alfred, Anna Mellett and Karis Dillon all contested the javelin.

Jayden Carmody of Dooneen won the 60m in a time of 8.85. Denis Matthews was joint second. Josh Boland of Dooneen also competed as did Kyle Robinson, Conor Egbulam, Darren Ekoua of Dooneen. Jayden and Denis won gold in the 60m pairs. The 600m was extremely competitive with a new Munster record set by the winner –  Darren Ekoua ran well in this race  as did Ross O’Carroll and Kyle Robinson.  Denis Matthews, Jayden Carmody, Ross O’Carroll and Conor Egbulam all contested the long jump.


U12 Girls and Boys

The 600m final was a great one and Victoria Amiadamen of Dooneen AC emerged with a well earned silver medal.  Also competing were Julianne Deegan, Sarah Meade and Sarah O’Shaughnessy. The 60m dash saw many athletes qualify from the preliminaries including Victoria Amiadamen, Emer Conroy, Sarah Meade, Aimee Ryan and Molly Quirke. Also competing were Debbie Lawel and Laura Southern. 3 Dooneen athletes made it to the final and Victoria emerged with a bronze medal.  Emer Conroy of Dooneen secured a fantastic gold medal in the long jump, Victoria her teammate in 4th. Molly Quirke, Sarah Meade and Aimee Ryan also jumped well and also competed in high jump, Emer just missing out coming 4th. The shot putt and Javelin was also contested by a number of these athletes along with Laura Southern.

The 60m dash saw 3 Dooneen boys qualify for the semi finals – Peter Kiely, Jed O’Dwyer and Joshua Adedeji. In the 600m, Darragh Enright and Conor Collins ran well in tough race.


U13 Girls and Boys

The 600m proved to be a very fast one with Jenna Bromell’s record set in 2009 being broken. Sarah Hosey of Dooneen was 2nd, Sarah Butler of Dooneen in 3rd and Maria Campbell in 5th. In the 80m race, Maria Campbell advanced through the preliminaries. The hurdles were excellent and Maria Campbell just being pipped in to 4th. A good day all round for those athletes. Many of the girls took part in field events including Maria Campbell, Sarah Butler (5th in long jump) and Kealon Collin who took part in shot putt.

Liam Mellett competed in the 80metre dash. The 600m race saw Kelvin O’Carroll and Darragh O’Sullivan run with Kelvin advancing to the finals. He came in 5th place, an excellent result. Well done to Kelvin and Darragh.

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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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