Junior Events Blog

Juvenile Training Newsletter

Posted on Sep 7, 2018 in Dooneen AC, Fit4Life, Junior Events Blog, latest news, Senior Events Blog

Juvenile Training

Juvenile training commences at 7pm next Monday, 10th September at the Crescent Comprehensive College. We are looking forward to seeing familiar faces and some new athletes who will join us this year. Membership forms are available inside the hall from Brenda and the contribution per night to pay for the cost of the pitches and facilities remains at €3 per child and is payable to Brenda inside in the hall.

Winter/Endurance Training
Monday is the main night of training for all athletes and groups will be divided up according to age categories. The first part of the season will begin with winter/endurance training and upcoming dates for your diary include:

  • County Juvenile Uneven Championships (U9,11,13,15,17) Saturday, 6th October, Bilboa
  • County Juvenile Even Championships – (U10, 12,14,16,18) Sunday 14th October, Bilboa
  • Munster Even Age Championships – 21st October, Beaufort
  • Munster Uneven Championships – 11th November, Waterford
  • Munster Interclub Relays (U12, 14 16) – 18th November, Clarecastle
  • Munster ‘B’ Development Championships – 2nd December, Riverstick

It is the responsibility of parents and athletes to make their own travel arrangements to and from athletics events. We will notify parents in advance if we intend to organise a bus. Training also takes place in the Crescent Comprehensive on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm and at UL on Saturday mornings at 10am in the back fields in UL. These training sessions are for athletes who are competing regularly with the club

Hurdling Workshop October
This October, we will be offering a hurdling workshop held over Monday/ Thursday night for those who are interested in learning the basics for competition or improving on their existing skills. This programme will be delivered by Lilly-Ann O’Hora, hurdling specialist and Regional Development Officer with Athletics Ireland. We are currently taking names of those who wish to take part – we will advise on the exact dates in the next week or two.

Throwing Events
John Sheahan will be in attendance on some Monday nights to offer additional training in shot put and javelin. Please keep an eye out on the notice board outside the hall for dates on when John will be in attendance. He will start at 6.45 and take a group for a half hour until 7.15 and then take a second group from 7.15 to 7.45pm.

Membership for 2019
Membership forms can be collected from Brenda inside the hall every week and we ask that people register well in advance. Membership remains the same at €50 for one child, €90 for two and €120 for 3. Alternatively, membership can be paid online by following the link – http://www.dooneenathleticclub.com/?page_id=5295

Middle Distance Training for older juvenile athletes
Joe Chawke, senior coach will visit  the Crescent Comprehensive during juvenile training sessions this autumn to meet athletes and discuss setting up a group training session for middle distance runners. If you would like to speak to Joe about this, please contact us

Codes of Conduct
We would like to remind parents and athletes to print out and familiarise themselves with the codes of conduct for parents and athletes. These can be downloaded from our website and the links are attached here.
Code of Conduct for Parents
Code of Conduct for Athletes

Thank you on behalf of the coaching team.

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Mailing List

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Junior Events Blog, latest news

We are once again updating our mailing list and would ask all members who are not on the mailing list to contact us – the mailing list is very important for updates on juvenile and senior training.  Please email verenatarpey@yahoo.ie and we will add you! Thank you.

 

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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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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.

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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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