Dooneen AC

Special Visitor and training schedule

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

Our special visitor was very popular at training last night!!! Training continues this week up to an including Sunday morning training in UL at 9am. We will then resume on Monday, 7th January. For those who have already been training or who wish to be considered for relay selection for the Munster Indoors taking place on Sunday, 20th January, please try and attend the Saturday and Sunday sessions.

Registration for 2019 is now open and we would be very grateful if you could fill out/collect a renewal form from Brenda/Elaine tonight at training. If you paid your child’s membership in September when training resumed, then this payment will cover you for 2019. You also have the option of paying online through our website. Please follow this link. In January, membership fees will increase to € 65 per child so please pay early. Membership is €50 per child, €90 for two children and €120 for 3 children.

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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.

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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No juvenile training this Thursday

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Dooneen AC

Please note that there will be no juvenile training this Thursday, 15th November.

Training as normal on Saturday morning at UL track and relay training at 9am Sunday morning, also at UL track.

Thank you from the coaching team

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Munster Uneven Championships

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Dooneen AC, latest news

The Munster Uneven Cross Country Championships took place in Turnpike, Tipperary yesterday and we had a good turnout of athletes from Dooneen

U9 Girls and Boys The U9 athletes experienced a Munster Cross Country for the first time and performed well. The U9 girls were in 6th place overall – Ellen Goggin, Eilis O’Neill, Hannah Williams and Romy O’Brien. The boys also ran well – Freddie Bromell, Robert McCutcheon and Paddy Gubbins

U11 Girls and Boys – Meabh Purtill was 7th overall and will represent Munster in the National Finals. The U11 Limerick County team won bronze and will represent Limerick in the National XC Finals.  A number of the Dooneen athletes are on this team including Samantha Tenzer, Sophia Meaney, Catherine McCutcheon, Aimee Butler and Aisling O’Sullivan – many of these girls were running out of age. Roisin O’Neill and Lucy Kate Gubbins also ran gaining great experience.  The boys were represented by Conor Lane, Michael Casserly, Conor Goggin and Daniel Joyce. They were 12th team overall.

U13 girls and boys – Anna Campbell, Eva Casserly , Alan McCutcheon, Ross O’Carroll, Eoin Carey and Marcus Southern all ran well in the U13 category.

U15/17 Girls and boys – Dooneen AC won bronze in the girls race – the team consisted of Sarah Hosey ( who came 10th overall and will represent Munster in the national finals), Sarah Butler, Maria Campbell and Sarah Dillon. Darragh O’Sullivan ran well in the U15 race. Romy Fehily also represented the club in the U17 race.

Romy

 

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Munster Uneven Cross Country

Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in Directions, Dooneen AC, latest news

I hope all the young athletes enjoyed the competition on Sunday. In total, approximately 80 events took place on Sunday and we had close to 100 athletes competing across every event. We will have a link to the results with a report later today. Paul Askins, chairman, will also publish an album of photos later this week. Training will resume again next Sunday morning at UL track at 9am sharp for those who wish to be considered for relays.

For those who are competing in the Munster Uneven Championships this Sunday, please note the following:

The venue changed last month and we have emailed you already about this. Please note it is now taking place in Turnpike, Two Mile Borris, Tipperary.

  1. Arrive early – the latest 10.30am (especially those who are competing at U9 and U11). Allow time for parking and finding us as most Munster competitions will have over 150 athletes in every race so it will be busy. Please look out for Aine, Jackie, Verena and Mike – arriving early gives us time to get athletes checked in, walk the course, warm up and settled at the start line with happy and relaxed children
  2. If your child does not have a singlet, do not leave it until Sunday morning. Please purchase one. We have singlets for sale on Thursday evening at Crescent Comprehensive. If you do not attend training on Thursday, make contact with us and we will try to get on to you before Sunday
  3. It may be muddy, so come prepared with wellingtons and a change of clothes for afterwards and warm clothes for both you and the children
  4. A map of the course can be found by clicking on the following link
  5. Parking and directions are contained on the Munster website but the link seems to be down. Please check the Munster website and our facebook page later in the week as we will publish it. www.munsterathletics.com

 

Thank you from the coaching team.

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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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