Dooneen AC

Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 21/10/2019

Posted on Oct 22, 2019 in Dooneen AC, Fit4Life, Latest News, News, Results, Senior Events Blog, Senior Notes, x country

Munster Juvenile Even Age, U23 & Novice Cross-Country Championships

This year’s championships were held in Limerick Racecourse on Sunday.

U16 Girls

Maria Campbell, Sarah Hosey, Laura Southern, Sarah Dillon, and Sarah Butler competed, finishing 5th in the club category.

Novice Women

Sinéad McDermott and Karen Raine competed, and were part of the county team who finished 3rd.

Novice Men

Dooneen were represented by Joe O’Brien in the Novice Men’s race.

Congratulations and well done to everybody!

Spar Autumn Open International Cross-Country Festival

This event took place in the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown on Sunday.

Well done to Eoghan Beary, who competed in the Senior Men’s race.

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Munster Evenage/Novice Crosscountry

Posted on Oct 17, 2019 in Dooneen AC, Junior Events Blog, Latest News, News, Senior Events Blog, x country

This Sunday morning will see the Munster Evenage and Novice crosscountry races in Limerick, at the Racecourse. A map of the course is shown below. Please note that all cars and vehicles will have to park at the car parks, none will be allowed down to the yard or near the course. All athletes must congregate in the yard shown on the map before their race, and no one will be allowed onto the course before the race due to the course conditions from recent rainfall.

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Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 14/10/2019

Posted on Oct 16, 2019 in Dooneen AC, Fit4Life, Latest News, News, Results, Senior Events Blog, Senior Notes, x country

Limerick Novice & Masters Cross-Country Championships

This year’s County Juvenile Uneven Age, Novice & Masters Championships were hosted by An Brú A.C. and Kilmallock A.C. in Bulgaden on Sunday.

U17 Girls

Sarah Dillon, Sarah Butler, and Meabh Keogh finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively.

U19 Boys

Kevin O’Grady and Andrew McMahon finished 1st and 2nd respectively.


Karen Raine and Louise Matthews finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Novice category.

There was a Dooneen 1-2-3 in the Masters category, with Rosemary Ryan winning the title, followed by Tracey Johnson in 2nd, and Liz Hussey in 3rd. Next home for Dooneen was Karen Raine, followed by Louise Matthews, Verena Tarpey, and Marie Keane. Tracey Johnson won the O35 category, Rosemary Ryan won the O40 category with Liz Hussey 2nd and Karen Raine 3rd, and Louise Matthews finished 2nd in the O45 category with Verena Tarpey 3rd. The club won team gold in both the 035 and O45 categories.


Thomas Klimas finished 3rd in the Novice category, followed by Joe O’Brien, Niall Harris, and John Shier, with the team winning gold.

In the Masters category, Thomas Klimas was first home from the club, followed by Joe O’Brien, Dermot Kearns, Niall Harris, and John Shier. Joe O’Brien won the O35 category with Niall Harris 3rd, Dermot Kearns won the O45 category, and John Shier won the O50 category. Dooneen won team gold.

Congratulations and well done to everybody!

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A TALK on SPORT and Exercise Nutrition by Dr Catherine Norton

Posted on Oct 9, 2019 in Dooneen AC, Junior Events Blog, latest news, News, Senior Events Blog

by Dr Catherine Norton, PhD, RD, RSEN, for members.
Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019 at 7pm
Venue: St Pauls National School, Dooradoyle.
Eircode: V94 Y62V

The talk would be suited to all athletes from U12 upwards, junior, senior and masters, plus parents of athletes of any age.
All are invited to attend next Wednesday at St Paul’s. This is a very important topic as we have seen improper nutrition and hydration affect athletes in recent years, especially in early morning sessions and competitions.

Dr Catherine Norton is a registered dietitian (BSc Human Nutrition & Dietetics) accredited high performance sports and exercise nutritionist (INDI SENG, BDA, SENr), Level 1 Anthropometrist (ISAK) with almost 20 years’ experience in nutrition service provision across health care, the pharmaceutical industry, professional sport, teaching and research (PhD Nut, UL; MA Teaching, Learning UL).

She has extensive research experience in food for health and human performance with particular interest in optimising training adaptations and performance with optimised nutrient support (quantity, quality, distribution and timing relative to a training stimulus). She is also investigating technologies for dietary data collection and assessment, with a particular focus on athletic and active populations.

Catherine returned to the Physical Education & Sport Sciences Department at UL in 2016 and holds the first national appointment in Sport & Exercise Nutrition. She has previously worked with Munster Rugby, intercountry hurling and football teams, Swim Ireland, Irish Amateur Boxing Association and many other disciplines via her consultancy in the Sport Ireland Institute.

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Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 07/10/2019

Posted on Oct 8, 2019 in Dooneen AC, Fit4Life, Latest News, Results, Senior Events Blog, Senior Notes

Run Galway Bay

This event took place on Saturday, and encompassed a range of distances.

There was a turnout of over 1400 in the 10K. Well done to Aly Hogan O’Curry, who ran 1:03:51.

Over 1100 people took part in the half-marathon. Well done to Karen Raine, who ran a PB of 1:37:33, and to John Higgins, who ran a PB of 1:55:47.

Race Your Pace

This event included 10- and 20-mile options, and took place around the village of Quin, Co. Clare on Saturday.

Running from the club in the 10-mile were Shona O’Flynn (1:20 pacer), Breda Leo, who ran 1:31:28, and Ger Meehan (1:40 pacer).

In the 20-mile, Joe O’Brien was first home from Dooneen in 3rd place in 2:16:35, followed by Elaine Lyons in 3:00:12, and Katherine Reddan in 3:55:55.

Well done to all.

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Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 30/09/2019

Posted on Oct 1, 2019 in Dooneen AC, Fit4Life, News, Results, Senior Events Blog, Senior Notes

Berlin Marathon

Over 40,000 people took part in this year’s Berlin Marathon on Sunday. Well done to Alison Flynn, who ran 3:45:50.

Naas Town 10K

This race took place in Kildare on Sunday. Well done to John Shier, who ran a PB of 48:23.

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