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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 –

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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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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Dooneen 5 Mile Road Race

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in Dooneen AC, Fit4Life, latest news, Senior Events Blog



With the DOONEEN  5 Mile race fast approaching, here is a sneak peak of what you can expect on the day….
Entry is €15 online or €20 on the day and Dooneen Are very proud to have Pieta House as our chosen charity
To guarentee your T-Shirt and goody Bag you must register by 18th March
Celia Nolan Cawley will be at the racecourse for the 2 hours after the race offering a 10 minute post race massage. Get there early if you would like to avail of this as I’m sure the Q’s could be long!

Race packs and numbers can be collected from Collins Bar, Dooradoyle on Saturday from 10am-12pm and on Sunday at the racecourse from 9am-11am


The course itself offers a lovely scenic route on a flat course and will finish on the stunning grounds of Limerick racecourse. Hopefully the weather will be on our side


Spot Prizes will be given out randomly after the race and there are some fantastic prizes, all listed below


There is €900 in cash prizes for the top 5 men, top 5 woman and first team home

A raffle will take place and tickets are currently for sale from Tony Fitzgerald and cost €3 for one or, €5 for 2, €10 for 5.


A huge Thanks to our Sponsors, Collins Bar Dooradoyle, BodyRoc Bootcamp, Sketchers, Limerick Sports Store, Mungret Credit Union, Analog Devices


3 sets of Double Concert tickets from Dolans Warehouse
2 vouchers for €250 from Combat Zone

Swimming lessons at Aura Grove Island

Membership from The Body Builder
Two lots of months membership from The Training Room
3 Designer Hats from Olann
A hamper of Coffee delights from Harpers
4 x€50 gift vouchers for Angles Photography
Lunch At Alfies bar and Kitchen
3 Vouches for Esther Fitzgerald Acupuncture
3 entries for the Great Limerick Run

Custom made Cuff Links from Dapper Chief

€25 voucher for Radiance Body Care

And lots of wine and chocolates too…..


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Great Performances At Munsters

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 in Fit4Life, Junior Events Blog, Latest News, Results, Senior Events Blog

A beautiful winters morning, with the sun shining in a spectacular shade of blue, saw our athletes brave the elements and make their way back to Nenagh for the Munster Senior & Masters Indoor Championships
Dooneen were among the most well represented clubs, not only were we strong in numbers but also in our achievements, with many a win, medal and PB coming home.
The senior side was represented by the triple jump duo of Niall and Fiona, very cold conditions for jumping but it didn’t stop them earning a double gold while showing off some of their incredible ninja moves.
The masters were out in force and a couple of newbies in addition to the group, it really is great to see more and more people giving the track a go, and more importantly, loving the experience.
Fantastic results by all individually as well as in the relays. The ladies team stormed to victory in a very exciting race and claimed gold. The men’s team ran like champions, but were very unlucky to finish in 4th place. A big thank you to Joe Chawke who was half way home and half thawed out, only to turn the car around to make up a relay team for the boys, after someone got injured, that really is what its all about, team effort and team pride.

A huge thank you to Steve, Dave, Niall and Joe for their continuous efforts and training,none of this can happen without their help

Seniors Individual Results

Fiona O’Shea – 1st – Triple Jump

Niall Counihan – 1st – Triple jump

Masters Individual Results

Martha O’Sullivan – 1st – 60m, 200m, long jump and Shot Putt

Mary Neil – 1st – 60m, 200m, 800m

Paula Murphy – 2nd – 60m, 200m

Diane Curran – 2nd 60m, 200m

Steve lappin – 1st – 200m, 4th 60m

Dermot Kerins – 3rd – 800m
Shane Larkin – 3rd – 1500m
Paul Askins – 3rd – Shot Putt

Andy Minogue – 4th – 60m

Timmy Ryan – 4th – 200m, 6th – 60m

Tony Fitzgerald – 4th – 3000m

Joe Chawke – 4th – 3000m

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Fit for Life is back!!

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in Fit4Life, Latest News, Senior Events Blog

Dooneen Fit4Life restarts in Raheen Industrial Estate at 6PM on Friday, Jan 30th.  New location at Analog Devices building where the Dooneen 6k and Feet on the Street races were held last Summer.  See map for details.  Follow the red line from the entrance to the new location.  Open to all levels, and catering for beginners in particular.  No long periods of running, all concentrating on short 1-3 min intervals, or 1 mile maximum distance.  Session runs in loops, so no one gets left behind.  Message us here or email with any questions.

for for life map

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Training Cancelled Thursday Jan 15 due to weather warnings

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 in Fit4Life, Junior Events Blog, Senior Events Blog

Crescent Comp facilities are closed Thursday Jan 15th due to the weather, so there will be no Juvenile or Senior Dooneen A.C. training. Please pass the word around.

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