Irish Life Health National Juvenile Indoor Championships Day 1, 18th of March

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

Report from Athlone on the 18th of March.
Athlone was the venue for the first day of this years championships and Dooneen were well represented by some of our finest young athletes.
Qualifying for the Nationals is an achievement in itself and all our athletes should be proud to have reached this level. Many of our athletes medalled and most recorded personal best perfromances.

U12 Girls
Orla O’Shaughnessy, 3rd in the Long Jump and 5th in the 60m
Freya Wiegand also competed in the High Jump and achieved a personal best performance.
Both girls were competing in their first Indoor National Finals and enjoyed the experience.

U13 Boys
Jayden Carmody, 2nd in the 60m.
Dennis Matthews, 3rd in the 60m.

U14 Girls
Victoria Adiadamen, 5th in the 60m

U16 Boys
Tesse Lawal, 4th in the 60m.

U17 Girls
Nikolka Stevankova, 4th in the 60m.

U17 Boys
Diro Lawal, 2nd in the 60m

U18 Boys 1500m
Kevin O’Grady, 7th in the 1500m.


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Irish Life Health National Juvenile Indoor Championships Day 2

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

Sunday was another great day at the National Juvenile Championships for Dooneen, as our athletes once again proved their quality at the highest level. Medal winning, finalists and personal bests were all features of Dooneen’s day.
Pride of place goes to our two gold medalists, Leagh Molony in the Girls U13 Long Jump and Kelvin O’Carroll in the Boys U15 800m.
Spare a thought for our Girls U12 600m, Orla O’Shaughnessy, who after comfortably qualifying for the final, then had to withdraw due to injury and our Girls U16 60m hurdler, Oyinkan Adedeji, who unfortunately false-started in her final and was disqualified. A tough day for both girls. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and both girls will be back.

GIRLS U12 600m
Orla O’Shaughnessy (PB) qualified for the final and was definitely a big medal contender but had to withdraw through injury.

Leagh Molony 1st
Pressure was on as Leagh trailed in the early rounds. However her technique and determination saw her record a super fifth round jump of 4.75cm and claim the title by the narrowest of margins, thus completing a notable Irish/Scottish Championship double. Long jump can be as much a mental challenge as a physical one and Leagh proved herself at both levels on the day.

Victoria Adiadamen 7th
A personal best performance saw her qualify for the final in which she finished seventh in a very tight race.

GIRLS U15 800m
Sarah Hosey 2nd
Sarah Butler 5th
Maria Campbell 8th
It was wonderful to see three Dooneen athletes toe the line for an 800m national final. All three girls ran PBs in a high quality event. Although finishing second, Sarah H’s time was faster than the previous championship best performance. A measure of just how good a race this was is that Sarah’s time in this the Girls U15 final would have been good enough to win every other girls 800m race from U16 to U19.

BOYS U15 800m
Kelvin O’Carroll 1st
A quite superb run from Kelvin saw him win his first national title. After comfortably qualifying, he proceeded to dictate the final from the front. When others attempted to inject pace at the 400m, he covered the move and then produced a kick at the 200m to forge away and claim the title in decisive fashion.

Oyinkan Adedeji qualified for the final and had a definite medal chance. Unfortunately, she false started in the final and was disqualified.
Dooneen’s club spirit was very much in evidence as a gang of her club mates ran around the track to console an understandably disappointed Oyinkan as she left the track.

Tesse Lawal competed in both the 200m and the 60m Hurdles.
A PB in the 200m semi final, saw him finish a close second. Unfortunately only the winner and the three fastest losers advanced to the final and Tesse just missed out.
An early hurdling error put paid to his chances in the 60m Hurdles.

Tesse’s older brother, Diro also competed in both the 200m and the 60m Hurdles.
A PB saw him finish 2nd in the final of the 200m, beaten by a mere 0.06 seconds. He also finalled in the Hurdles and ran a very creditable 6th. Both boys are exceptional athletes and will once again be serious contenders in the outdoor season

Attention now turns to the rescheduled Relays finals day which takes place on Saturday April 7th.

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Munster Star Awards 2018

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to Sarah Hosey and Tessy Lawal on their Munster Star Award, received at the gala banquet last week in Ennis.

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Easter season Juvenile training schedule

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

Easter Juvenile Training schedule.
Training at the Crescent Comp:
Monday 25th at 7PM, Thursday 29th 6:30PM
UL Track on Saturday 31st at 10AM – essential for anyone going to the All-Ireland Relays on Saturday the 7th.
No training Easter Sunday or Monday.
Crescent Comp on Thursday the 5th at 6:30PM.
No training on the weekend of the 7th/8th of April due to the all-Ireland relays.
Normal schedule resumes on Monday the 9th in the Comp at 7PM.

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Analog Devices Community Award

Posted on Mar 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

Dooneen Club Members, Tracey Johnson and Paul Askins, recently received a cheque for €1000 from Analog Devices as part of it’s Community Awards program.  This money has been put towards the purchase and development of the new site at Mungret.

Presentation from Analog Devices to Dooneen AC

Presentation from Analog Devices to Dooneen AC

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Snow Day

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

Due to the Red Weather Warning in place in Limerick tomorrow, from 4PM until Friday afternoon, and that the schools are all closed until the weekend, the training session at The Crescent comp tomorrow evening is called off. We intend to go ahead with training again on Saturday morning in UL at 10AM, weather permitting.


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Christmas/New Year Training Schedule

Posted on Dec 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

Training schedule over the holiday period is as follows.

Monday 11th at 7PM in the Crescent Comp (6PM for Phil’s Group)

Thursday 14th at 6:30PM in the Crescent Comp

Saturday 16th in UL at 10AM

Sunday 17th in UL at 9:15AM (Relay trials and training)

Monday 18th at 7PM in the Crescent Comp (6PM for Phil’s Group)

Thursday 21st at 6:30PM in the Crescent Comp

Saturday 23rd in UL at 10AM

Training then returns on Monday the 8th of January in the Crescent Comp at 7PM (6PM for Phil’s Group).

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