Senior Events Blog

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.

Kevin O'Grady

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Cross Country Even age

Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in Dooneen AC, Junior Events Blog, latest news, Senior Events Blog

It was another very successful day in Bilboa AC yesterday at the uneven cross country finals and the weather was kind to athletes and parents once more. Well done to all athletes who took part and we wish them well in the Munster finals this weekend.

U9 girls and boys

Dooneen won gold in both U9 team events. Ellen Goggin won the U9 race and was followed home by Eilis O’Neill, Romy O’Brien and Sally O’Dwyer.  Freddie Bromell won the U9 race and Robert McCutcheon was in 2nd place. The team was made up of Paddy Gubbins, Ruane Kelliher, Conor Tobin and Oisin Garvey made up the team.

U11 girls and boys

Meabh Purtill won the U11 event and the girls secured silver in the team event – they were Catherine McCutcheon, Sophia Meaney, Aimee Butler, Samanatha Tenzer, Aisling O’Sullivan, Rhiannon Heng, Roisin O’Neill, Niamh Hynes, Jade You, Alice O’Dwyer, Emily McMahon and Siun Larkin.  Conor Goggin was second in the U11 boys race and Daniel Joyce also ran well.

 

U13 girls and boys

Anna Campbell won the U13 race and Sarah O’Sullivan also ran well. The U13 boys claimed gold in the team event – Alan McCutcheon won the race and was followed home by Ross O’Carroll, Marcus Southern and Eoin Carey.

 

U15/17/19 girls and boys

Another great run by Darragh O’Sullivan who claimed the U15 title. Luke Tuohy was second in the U17 race and Kevin O’Grady won the U19 race. Sarah Butler and Sarah Dillon were first and second in the U15 girls race and Romy Fehily won the U17 title.

niamh hynes

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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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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

County Indoor 2017 (1)-page-001 (1)

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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.

 

Dooneen  Land

 

Thanking you in advance, Dooneen AC Development Committee.

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Track Training information January to April 2017

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 in latest news, Senior Events Blog, Uncategorized

Track training on Tuesdays from Jan to April 2017

jan 3rd    8 x80 secs at interval pace(90-96% hrmax) with 1 min recovery.

jan 10th    10 x80 secs at interval pace(90-96% hrmax) with 1 min recovery.

jan 17th    10 x 35 secs @3 km pace with 35 sec recovery

jan 24th    6 x 3mins at interval pace(90-96% hrmax) with 2 min recovery

jan 31st    7 x 3mins at interval pace(90-96% hrmax) with 2 min recovery.

feb 7th    8 x 3mins at interval pace(90-96% hrmax) with 2 min recovery.

feb 14th    10 x 35 secs @3km pace with 1 min recovery

feb 21st    3 x 6mins @threshold pace (85-92% hrmax) with 1 min rec

feb 28th    4 x 6mins @threshold pace (85-92% hrmax) with 1 min rec

mar 7th    4 x 6mins @threshold pace (85-92% hrmax) with 1 min rec

mar 14th    30-20-10 x 3

mar 21st    2 x 10mins @threshold pace (85-92% hrmax) with 2 mins rec

mar 28th    2 x 10mins @threshold pace (85-92% hrmax) with 2 mins rec

apr 4th    4 x 6mins @threshold pace (85-92% hrmax) with 1 min rec

apr 11th    30-20-10 session x 4

apr 18th    10 x80 secs at interval pace(90-96% hrmax) with 1 min recovery.

apr 25th    6×80 secs at interval pace(90-96% hrmax) with 1 min recovery.

note:if race previous Sunday  leave track session until Thursday.
Warm up and warm down for minimum of 15 mins jogging then stretching ect.
interval  pace is approx 5km race pace,threshold pace is 10 mile race pace

great limerick run sunday  April 30th

Ballycotton 10 mile march 12th

Adare 10 km february 26th

Michal Rejmer run series march 31st,April 7th,April 14th and April 21st.

 

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