Senior Events Blog

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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Remembrance Mass and Book of Condolence

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 in Latest News, Senior Events Blog

Remembrance Mass and Book of Condolence

There is a remembrance mass at St Michael’s Church on Denmark Street tomorrow evening ( Wednesday 13th January) at 7pm. We would welcome as many people as possible to pay their respects to this wonderful man and to remember his life as it was. Also, please note that the Book of Condolence at the Polish Consulate is now open for signing. The Consulate is located at 66, O’Connell Street.


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Michal Rejmer – our friend and clubmate

Posted on Jan 9, 2016 in Latest News, Senior Events Blog

Michal Rejmer – our friend and clubmate

It is with great regret that we announce the death of Michal Rejmer, our friend and clubmate of Dooneen AC.

Michal was introduced to the club approximately 5 years ago by Mike Purtill via the Fit for Life group lead by Tracey Johnson. Michal had fantastic natural talent to start with, but he progressed greatly by joining other weekly club sessions. Joe Chawke took him under his wing at that stage and gave him advice along with David Cowhey in later years.

Michal was a clean living man – he didn’t drink or smoke. What he lacked in clear English sometimes, he made up for with his smile and energy. Michal had a beautiful nature about him, and fellow runners instantly warmed to that infectious smile. He would always greet you with a handshake – never just a wave across the track. He would make sure to go out of his way to greet you and shake hands.

Michal had natural speed – this was evident from the excellent times that he posted for 10k’s, half marathons and full marathons. He was also easily recognised with his distinctive ‘bandana’ that he wore during competition. One of his highlights was running the 2012 Great Limerick Run marathon in a time of 2hr 45mins and finished 5th overall. A year later, he competed in the Dingle Marathon finishing in 3rd overall. Michal though was a real ‘club’ runner – even after working long hours or sometimes before starting his shift, Michal would compete for his club. Competitions included track, road, cross country and National Marathon Championships. Michal was on the Munster winning team who secured bronze in the 4 mile Masters championships. He also won a Munster bronze medal in 2013 on a Dooneen relay team featuring Michal, Stephen Lappin, Andy Minogue and Paul Askins. He was very proud of being on the Intermediate cross country team who secured victory in the Limerick County finals in 2014. The team consisted of Dermot Kearns, Brian Flannelly, Mark Power, Sean Harte, Tony Fitzgerald and Michal Rejmer.


He is irreplaceable.


RIP Michal Rejmer.


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Statement – Michal Rejmer

Posted on Jan 9, 2016 in Latest News, Senior Events Blog

We are aware of media reports concerning our friend Michal Rejmer of Dooneen AC. It is our intention to make a further announcement once we have received clarification from An Garda Siochana.
In the meantime, if any club member is affected by this matter, we would ask you to contact our welfare officer, Ger Meehan on (087) 2796481
For any media queries, please contact the Garda Press Office
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Dooneen Ballyhoura 4 mile at Mungret GAA

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Dooneen AC, latest news, Senior Events Blog, Uncategorized

Dooneen AC 4 mile road run/walk as part of the Ballyhoura Active series for 2015 will take place on Friday, June 5th, at 8PM in Mungret GAA club. Registration on the night is €10, from 6PM at Mungret GAA clubhouse. Race is chip timed and will be a single 4 mile loop around Mungret to Raheen.

Ballyhoura Mungret 4mile

Mungret 4mile accurate loop with markers

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County Senior Track & Field

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 in Dooneen AC, Fit4Life, Senior Events Blog, Uncategorized

Senior Track & Field events on Thursday May 7th and May 14th. Timetable below. Events registration on the night from 6PM with events starting at 7PM.


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