Round up of results from February

Posted on Mar 1, 2017

ROUND UP OF FEBRUARY ACHIEVEMENTS FROM DOONEEN AC ATHLETES

Brian campell

Munster Indoor Championships – U9 to U12 – Girls & Boys
The girls and boys had a great day in Nenagh at the start of February and all are worthy of mention whether or not they came home with a medal.

U12 Girls and Boys

First event up on Saturday morning was U12 High Jump and Alan McCutcheon came 3rd in this. The sprints took place on the inside track and there were many heats to reach the final. Jayden Carmody won the event and Dennis Matthews in 3rd. Conor Egbulam and Darren Ekoua also took part in heats. Alan McCutcheon was 5th in long jump with Dennis, Darren and Jayden jumping well. Ross O’Carroll was the sole competitor in the shot putt. Alan McCutcheon came 3rd in 600m with Darren and Ross also running.  Like the U12 boys, a core group of girls competed again over the weekend and they are all to be commended for entering multiple events. First up was the middle distance events on Saturday and competing from Dooneen were Anna Campbell, Rachel O’Connor, Karis Dillon, Roisin O’Brien and Eva Casserly. Anna did really well in getting a top 10 finish. Yanna Leahy was 4th in shot putt, Sarah O’Sullivan 5th and Leagh Moloney and Rachel O’Connor also competed. The High jump saw a new CBP from the winner but Leagh Moloney was in the competition until near the end finishing in 4th. Yanna and Rachel also jumped well. The long jump saw Yanna come 4th again and Sarah O’Sullivan also competed. The 60m saw Leagh Moloney take bronze, Angel Alfred was 5th. The heats were all really competitive and Yanna, Anna, Rachel, Anna Mellett, Karis Dillon, Sarah O’Sullivan,. Eva Casserly all competed in the heats.

 

U11 Girls and Boys

Conor Ryan, Marcus Southern, Cullen Wiegand, Oran Kennedy and Liam Collins all took part in the U11 events. Conor ran in the 60m and long jump. Marcus Southern did the middle distance and long jump event. Oran Kennedy and Liam Collins took part in the 500m. It was a tough race as there was championship best performance from the winner. There were many heats and finals and well done to them. Orla O’Shaughnessy won the 600m race with Mai McKenna in third. Kealon Collins also ran well as did Vivienne O’Brien, Ruby Deegan and Katie Enright. The long jump was contested by Orla and Freya Wiegand. Both jumped well and Orla won bronze. The 60m saw lots of heats with many of the same athletes competing in tough heats. Orla won bronze in this event with Mai in 5th.

U10 Girls and Boys

Rory Gleeson, Michael Casserly, Adam Robinson all took part in the sprints and long jump and gained valuable experience.  Again, a lot of these girls competed in multiple events including Aimee Butler who ran well in every event. Maeve Purtill won the 60m and 500m and achieved a CBP in 500m. Well done Maeve. Also competing in 500m was Aimee Butler. A lot of the u10 girls competed really well in the heats of the 60m event including Aimee, Ivana O’Carroll and Eimer Ryan – these 3 girls also entered the long jump.

 

U9 Girls and Boys

A lot of Dooneen boys participated in the sprint, long jump and middle distance including Mark Smith, Evan Ekoua, Eoin O’Shaughnessy & Evan Ryan. The boys competed in several events and Evan achieved 5th in the 300m so this was a great achievement for all the boys. A special mention also to Mark Smith who was leading the entire 300m race but stopped short of the line. He coped with this disappointment very well according to his coaches!! Destiny Lawel won the 60m and 500m with a CBP in both events. Emer Purtill was 3rd in both of these events and was 4th in long jump. Aisling O’Sullivan competed in every single event over the course of the weekend and was rewarded with a bronze in the long jump and a strong 5th in 60m and in 500m. Orla Mellett also competed as did Valerie Casserly and they gained valuable experience. These are great results from all U9 children.

 

Scottish Indoor Championships

After an absence of a few years, Dooneen AC made a return to the Emirates Arena in Glasgow to compete at the Scottish Indoor Championships. Three of our U13 athletes competed and made quite an impact on the championships. Sarah Butler won the Girls U13 1500m in fine style when showing great tactical awareness throughout and produced a  super finishing kick over the last 250m to clinch gold. Sarah also finished 4th in the Long Jump and was a very close 5th in an exciting  60m Hurdles final which featured no less than three Dooneen athletes.

Maria Campbell won bronze by just 1/100th of a second in the 60m Hurdles and later finished third in the 200m after a fine series of runs. Leagh Moloney, who was competing out of age, also qualified for the hurdles final. What a sight to see three Dooneen hurdlers take their marks in a Scottish Hurdles final!!!  Leagh also competed in the 60m, winning her heat but just missing out on a final place when finishing 3rd in the semi final. A return visit next year will be an interesting prospect for this fine athlete.

 

National Juvenile Cross Country B Finals

Two competitors from Dooneen AC, Anna Campbell and Alan McCutcheon took part at Waterford IT. Anna ran tremendously leading for most of it and finished in a commendable 4th place. Alan McCutcheon stayed with the leading group for the entire race pulling away with 200m to go to win the U11 race. Both had competed on this course two years ago and were no strangers to the terrain. There were huge numbers in both races

National Masters Cross Country Championships

Well done to the Dooneen women’s team who competed in the National Masters Cross Country held in Waterford I.T recently, special mention must go to Rosemary Ryan who won the women’s race in impressive style and to Ann MacPhail, Verena Tarpey, Louise Matthews, Karen Raine, Marie Keane and Eileen Reeves who all competed. Joe Chawke had a good performance in the men’s race finishing 21st in his age category.

 

Munster Schools Cross Country

The Irish Life Health Munster Schools Cross-Country were held at Tramore Valley Park on Thursday 16th February 2017.A small but select group of Dooneen athletes represented their schools with distinction.

Minor Girls

Sarah Hosey, representing Castletroy College, had an injury interrupted preparation for the club cross country season but showed her class when winning her first schools championship and will be a serious force in the Nationals next month.

Minor Boys

Kallen McCarthy, representing Crescent, finished 53rd in a big field of minor boys. This is Kallen’s first season in athletics, a season in which he has gained much experience. That experience will stand to him in his future athletics career both on the track and cross country.

Senior Girls

Tanya Cox. representing Villiers, finished 8th in a high class senior girls race. Tanya’s dedication in a tough discipline is to be admired and she too can look forward to the National finals with much anticipation.

Senior Boys

Eoghan Beary, representing Crescent, finished a fantastic 3rd place in another high class race. To be so competitive at this level takes an amount of painstaking dedication and Eoghan has never been found wanting. A super result which makes him a real contender for next month’s National Final.

 

Irish Life Health National Senior Indoors

Congratulations to our athletes who competed in the national indoors in Abbotstown in Feburary. Lily Ann O’ Hora finished in 3rd place in the 60m hurdle final taking the bronze medal in a time of 8.67secs. Fiona Moloney also won a bronze medal finishing in 3rd in the Shot putt final with a throw of 12.76m. Also representing Dooneen was Clodagh O Mahoney who had a good performance in the 400m and recorded a time of 59.92. David O Brien had a pb in the 200m recording 22.75 and Dean Byrne ran a good 400m recording 52.31

 

Munster Juvenile Indoor Championships – U13 to U19

 

Nenagh was once again the venue for the U13 to U19 Munster Indoor Championships. This was the final event of the month. Lots of athletes from Dooneen competed and they are all to be commended for their dedication. Well done to the parents and coaches who put so much time into training and preparation

 

Girls and Boys U17/U18/19

Niamh Moriarty of Dooneen was 1st in the 60m sprints and 3rd in 200m. Yonisse Romano was 6th in sprint final. Paul O’Shaughnessy secured silver in the 60m finals. Grace Fitzgerald ran in the U17 800m and Susan O’Neill ran well in the U18 400m. Diarmuid O’Hanlon ran well to come 5th in the U19 1,500m race

 

Girls and Boys U16

Dooneen’s Nilolka Stevankova won the 60m title. Helene Dee competed in the 60m sprints and also came 4th in 200m race.  Sophie Boland also ran in this race. The U16 800m saw  Fintan O’Sullivan come 4th. Ava Johnson contested the 800m and put in a gritty performance.

 

 

 

 

Girls and Boys U15

Sally Dickson was 3rd in the  60m sprint title having won her heat. Oyinka Adeji was 3rd in 60m hurdles. Ella Dillon of Dooneen put in  terrific performance in high jump to come 6th overall and 6th in shot putt as well as trying the 60m heats. Tessy Lawel of Dooneen was 3rd in boys 60m sprint and 4th in hurdles and 5th in 800m

 

Girls and Boys U14

Some athletes medalled in multiple events here. Maria Campbell reached the final of the 60m sprint and also performed really well in the hurdles as well as coming 4th in 600m.. Sarah Butler of Dooneen was 2nd in 600m and long jump . Kelvin O’Carroll put in a determined performance in 800 to secure 5th place and Darragh O’Sullivan also put in a great run. Liam Mellett competed in the 60m heats.

 

Girls and Boys U13

Many Dooneen athletes competed in several events – In the 60m sprint, Debbie Lawel came third, Victoria Amiadamen and Aimee Ryan also reached the finals. Also competing in heats were Emer Conroy, Sarah Meade and Molly Quirke. Victoria claimed bronze in the 600m which was terrific considering she is only recovering from a shoulder injury. Sarah Meade ran well to be placed 6th overall and Julianne Deegan and Laura Southern also gained valuable experience.  Debbie Lawel was 6th in the hurdles – Aimee Ryan tried this event too and Molly was unfortunate to fall but continued bravely to compete in other events.  Emer Conroy of Dooneen was 4th in high jump and Emer also contested the long jump doing really well. Molly Quirke and  Aimee both competed in shot putt and long jump while Debbie competed in shot putt. Darragh Enright competed in the 60m and 600m .