Dooneen AC

Announcements

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in Dooneen AC, latest news, News

Names now being taken for Hurdling Workshop
Lilly-Ann O’Hora, hurdling specialist and Regional Development Officer with Athletics Ireland will deliver a hurdling workshop in the Crescent Comprehensive next Monday, 24th October and 1st October between 7pm and 8pm.   This workshop is for those who are interested in learning the basics in order to compete or for those who wish to improve on their existing skills. We are currently taking names of those who wish to take part – you might please email Verena on verenatarpey@yahoo.ie to book your place. Due to the nature of the training, places are limited.

You are invited to the University of Limerick Sports Arena next Saturday at 3pm where two Dooneen athletes will be recognised by the UL Sports Hall of Fame for their contribution to sport. This is a free event taking place in the Sports Arena – other recipients on the day include Paul O’Connell, Gary Ryan, Martin Comerford, Rosie Foley, Anna Geary and Valerie Mulcahy. All recipients have excelled in their chosen sports. We would love to see Dooneen AC members and supporters there to wish Tom and Rosemary well.

Second Hand Spikes

Head coach, Phil Roche has a limited number of second hand spikes for sale should any members wish to avail of them. Please talk to her on Thursday at training. Equally, if any members have spikes that they would like to donate back to the club, then please drop them to us at training on Monday or Thursday.

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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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Mailing List

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Junior Events Blog, latest news

We are once again updating our mailing list and would ask all members who are not on the mailing list to contact us – the mailing list is very important for updates on juvenile and senior training.  Please email verenatarpey@yahoo.ie and we will add you! Thank you.

 

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Munster B Championships Beaufort

Posted on Dec 5, 2017 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

Beaufort, in County Kerry was the location for the Munster B Cross Country Championships yesterday. Fintan O’Sullivan was our sole representative in these championships. Fintan secured a silver medal in the U17 race, running a year out of age. Well done to Fintan and all the other club athletes who competed yesterday on this testing course.Fintan

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National Evenage Championships

Posted on Nov 27, 2017 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

The National Even Age Cross Country Championships took place in Abbotstown last Sunday. This is a purpose built cross country course in the National Sports Campus.

Alan McCutcheon (U12), Sarah Hosey (U14) and Kevin O’Grady (U18) of Dooneen AC represented their province after qualifying from the Munster finals in Clarecastle a few weeks earlier. A mention as well to Sarah’s sister Ellen who competed for Emerald AC.  Sarah and Alan ran well but were not in the medals on this occasion. Alan took a fall at the start of the race but got himself up and completed the course.  Kevin O’Grady was running ‘out of age’ and sensibly pulled up midway through the race after experiencing a cramp.. They are all looking forward to running with their Dooneen friends in the County finals at the weekend.

Alan 2017 finals Kevin

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Cross Country Season

Posted on Nov 21, 2017 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

There has been a lot of activity recently as the cross country season is in full swing and a lot of Dooneen athletes are taking part in the provincial cross country championships. You can follow all the reports on Facebook –  There are some national finals and Munster B championships to take place and once they are over, we will provide another round up of the season!cross country

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