Senior Events Blog

Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 12/08/2019

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 in Senior Events Blog, Senior Notes

Gotri 5K

The first Gotri Shannon Summer Run Series 5K took place on Wednesday. Well done to Declan Histon, who ran 22:12.

Lombardstown 5-Mile

Over 150 people
took part in this race on Thursday hosted by Mt. Hilary A.C. Well done to
Cormac Downes, who ran 29:34.

 

GR8K

Nearly 200 people
turned out for this race in Mitchelstown on Friday evening. Well done to Mike
Griffin, who ran 33:22.

East Cork Harbour Marathon

This event took
place on Saturday, and encompassed a marathon, half-marathon, and 10K. Well
done to Kate Twohig, who ran 1:52:21, and to Katherine Reddan, who ran 2:17:44.

Galway Clinic Streets of Galway
8K

Over 2,500 lined up
for this race on Saturday evening. First home from Dooneen was John Shier in
39:59, followed by Ger Meehan in 40:51, Eileen Reeves in 42:36, and Marion
O’Halloran in 53:07. Well done to all.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin
Half-Marathon

A huge crowd of
almost 7,000 people participated in this half-marathon in Dublin on Sunday. Well
done to Meena Verma, who ran 2:15:44.

Curraghchase 10K

This popular race
attracted a large crowd of more than 480 participants on Sunday.
Congratulations to Jessica Coyne, who won the women’s race in 39:02, and
congratulations to Thomas Klimas, who was 2nd in the men’s race in
37:38. Also running from Dooneen was Alison Flynn, who ran 46:12, followed by
Agnieszka Klimas in 50:10, Robert Coll in 54:12, Patrick Noonan in 56:41,
Katherine Reddan in 1:01:30, and Seamus O’Flynn in 1:02:42. John Shier and
Shona O’Flynn paced 55 minutes, and Elaine Lyons, Eileen Reeves, and Ger Meehan
paced 60 minutes. Well done to everybody who took part.

parkrun
Breda Leo ran Listowel parkrun,
Michelle Kennedy ran Vandeleur parkrun in Kilrush, Shane O’Sullivan, Niall
Harris, Karen Raine, Éoin Carey, Patrick Noonan, and Ger Meehan all
ran Limerick parkrun, while Louise Matthews, Aly Hogan O’Curry, and Marion
O’Halloran ran Mungert parkrun.   

Dooneen at the Racecourse

Limerick Racecourse
is the venue for Dooneen at the Racecourse, featuring the Munster Mile and 5K.
This event is a fundraiser for the development of our land in Mungret. It is
being run in conjunction with the Limerick Show on Sunday August 25th.
Our charity partner for Dooneen at the Racecourse is Pieta House.

Dooneen at the
Racecourse is a great family fun day aimed to encourage people of all abilities
to run/jog/walk the Munster Mile or 5K in the stunning surroundings of Limerick
Racecourse. There will
be pacers running 20, 25, and 30 minutes for the 5K.
Entry fee for the Munster Mile is €10 for adults, €15 for the 5K, €5 for all
U16s, and €25 for a family. All race entries include free entry to the Limerick
Show.

All finishers of the Munster Mile will receive a commemorative medal. The first 80 people to enter the Munster 5K will receive a commemorative t-shirt. There is a prize fund of €1000.

Enter online now at www.dooneenattheracecourse.com.

Fixtures
Dooneen at the Racecourse Mile & 5K, 25th August, 12pm
Charleville International Half-Marathon, 15th September, 10am
Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon, 29th September, 12pm

Adult Training
Adult Training takes place on Tuesdays at 6:15pm & Thursdays at 7pm in UL.
Long run takes place every Sunday at 9am in UL or Cratloe. Fit4Life/Meet and
Train takes place on Fridays in Mungret at 6:15pm. New members & beginners
are always welcome. Contact Dooneen Facebook page for more details.

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Dooneen at the Racecourse

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 in Dooneen AC, Junior Events Blog, News, Senior Events Blog

Limerick Racecourse is the venue for Dooneen at the Racecourse, featuring the Munster Mile and 5K. This event is a fundraiser for the development of our land in Mungret. It is being run in conjunction with the Limerick Show on Sunday August 25th. Our charity partner for Dooneen at the Racecourse is Pieta House.
Dooneen at the Racecourse is a great family fun day aimed to encourage people of all abilities to run/jog/walk the Munster Mile or 5K in the stunning surroundings of Limerick Racecourse. There will be pacers running 20, 25, and 30 minutes for the 5K. Entry fee for the Munster Mile is €10 for adults, €15 for the 5K, €5 for all U16s, and €25 for a family. All race entries include free entry to the Limerick Show.
All finishers of the Munster Mile will receive a commemorative medal. The first 80 people to enter the Munster 5K will receive a commemorative t-shirt. There is a prize fund of €1000.
Enter online now at www.dooneenattheracecourse.com.

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Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 05/08/2019

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 in Dooneen AC, Senior Events Blog, Senior Notes

Banna 10K
This race was hosted by St. Brendan’s A.C. on Sunday. Well done to Aly Hogan O’Curry, who ran 1:04:36, and to John Higgins, who also took part.

parkrun
Alison Flynn ran Cyclopark parkrun in Kent, Cian Aherne (who ran a PB) ran Ballina parkrun, Gerard O’Shea (who ran a PB) ran Ballincollig parkrun, Shane O’Sullivan, Niall Harris, David Rohan, Eileen Reeves (who ran her 50th parkrun!), Katherine Reddan (who ran a PB), Ger Meehan, Meena Verma, and Marion O’Halloran all ran Limerick parkrun, while John Higgins, Ray Enright, Conor Lovett, and Patrick Noonan ran Mungret parkrun.

Dooneen at the Racecourse
Limerick Racecourse is the venue for Dooneen at the Racecourse, featuring the Munster Mile and 5K. This event is a fundraiser for the development of our land in Mungret. It is being run in conjunction with the Limerick Show on Sunday August 25th. Our charity partner for Dooneen at the Racecourse is Pieta House.
Dooneen at the Racecourse is a great family fun day aimed to encourage people of all abilities to run/jog/walk the Munster Mile or 5K in the stunning surroundings of Limerick Racecourse. There will be pacers running 20, 25, and 30 minutes for the 5K. Entry fee for the Munster Mile is €10 for adults, €15 for the 5K, €5 for all U16s, and €25 for a family. All race entries include free entry to the Limerick Show.
All finishers of the Munster Mile will receive a commemorative medal. The first 80 people to enter the Munster 5K will receive a commemorative t-shirt. There is a prize fund of €1000.
Enter online now at dooneenattheracecourse.com.

Fixtures
– Curraghchase 10K, 11th August, Kilcornan, 11am
– Dooneen at the Racecourse Mile & 5K, 25th August, 12pm
– Charleville International Half-Marathon, 15th September, 10am
– Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon, 29th September, 12pm

Adult Training​
Adult Training takes place on Tuesdays at 6:15pm & Thursdays at 7pm in UL. Long run takes place every Sunday at 9am in UL or Cratloe. Fit4Life/Meet and Train takes place on Fridays in Mungret at 6:15pm. New members & beginners are always welcome. Contact Dooneen Facebook page for more details.

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Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 29/07/2019

Posted on Jul 30, 2019 in Senior Events Blog, Senior Notes

Borrisoleigh Track Attack 5K

This race took place on Wednesday with a large turnout of over 200. Well done to Robert McCarthy, who added the 5K to his list of PBs this year, running 19:34.

 

 

Irish Life Health National Senior Track & Field Championships

These championships were held in Santry over the weekend.

Women’s 100m hurdles

Sarah Lavin of Emerald and UCD A.C. continued her recent great form to win the Women’s 100m Hurdles in 13.30 from Sarah Quinn (St. Colman’s South Mayo) in 13.47, with Dooneen’s Lilly-Ann O’Hora coming a close 3rd in 13.60.

 

Women’s 800m

Sarah Lanigan finished 9th in her 800m heat in 2:17.15.

Men’s 100m

Mark Varley finished 3rd in his 100m heat in 11.15.

Men’s 400m Hurdles

The Men’s 400m Hurdles, in the absence of Thomas Barr, was won by Paul Byrne of of St. Abban’s in 51.73, just ahead of Jason Harvey of Crusaders in 51.78, with Cathal Locke of Dooneen A.C. running a strong race from a difficult lane 6 to finish 3rd in 53.31. Congratulations and well done to everybody who competed.

 

 

parkrun
Shona O’Flynn and Seamus O’Flynn ran Bere Island parkrun, Oran Kennedy ran Vandeleur parkrun in Kilrush, Shane O’Sullivan, Niall Harris, Claire Knight (who ran a PB), Ger Meehan, and Breda Leo Limerick parkrun, and Jonathan Coleman (who ran a PB), Louise Matthews, Meena Verma (who ran a PB), and Marion O’Halloran ran Mungret parkrun.

Fixtures

– Curraghchase 10K, 11th August, Kilcornan, 11am

– Dooneen at the Racecourse Mile & 5K, 25th August, 12pm, www.dooneenattheracecourse.com

Adult Training
Adult Training takes place on Tuesdays at 6:15pm & Thursdays at 7pm in UL. Long run takes place every Sunday at 9am in UL or Cratloe. Fit4Life/Meet and Train takes place on Fridays in Mungret at 6:15pm. New members & beginners are always welcome. Contact Dooneen Facebook page for more details.

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Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 22nd July 2019

Posted on Jul 22, 2019 in Senior Events Blog, Senior Notes

Run Killarney  

This half-marathon and 10K on Saturday saw over 1200 people complete both distances. In the half-marathon, first home for Dooneen was Joe O’Brien in 1:19:44, followed by Shane Ryan in a PB of 1:22:39, Alison Flynn in 1:37:02, and John Shier in 1:53:38. First home for Dooneen in the 10K was Declan Histon in 50:39, followed by Ger Meehan in 52:22. Well done to everybody who took part.

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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.

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