Upcoming County Finals and talk in Millennium Hall

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News, Senior Events Blog

PARENTS – The County Indoor competition will take place in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Saturday, December 2nd. This is a great opportunity for all young juvenile athletes to compete in a County event, take part in a relay and have fun. A full list of events is attached. If your child is interested, you will need to put €5 in an envelope with your child’s name and date of birth and bring it to training in Crescent Comp or UL next Monday or Thursday. The closing date is approaching and there will be no ‘entries’ on the day.

There is also a schedule of events for Seniors. Please contact Joe Chawke if you wish to enter. His email address is joe1chawke@sky.com

A very interesting talk has been organised for Tuesday, November 21st at 8pm. The talk is by Doneen athlete Dr Cian Aherne who is a sports psychologist. This session is suitable for older athletes and their parents as well as senior athletes. The venue is Millennium Hall beside Raheen Church

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Sponsored Walk – Dooneen AC Monday 9th October

Posted on Oct 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

On Monday, 9th October, our sponsored walk will take place from the Crescent Comprehensive college at 7pm. This is an event for young and old to join in and walk 5k around the Raheen area. It was a great success last year and all proceeds will go towards finalising the purchase of the land in Mungret. We also hope to talk to parents on the night about our fundraising efforts and the latest news on the purchase of land.

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Development and Purchase of Land in Mungret

Posted on Aug 21, 2017 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News, Senior Events Blog

The first phase in the acquisition of 5.87 acres of land by Dooneen AC at Caheranardrish, Mungret from Limerick City and County Council is nearing completion. The total sum for this land is €70,000  – we have raised approximately € 50,000 so far from efforts within the club and we are grateful of the support of members to date. We need a further drive to raise the last €20,000 over the coming months to complete the purchase of the land.

This sports facility will greatly benefit the Mungret, Raheen, Dooradoyle and Patrickswell community area – if you can help by fundraising, donating or giving in any regard, we would be obliged if you could contact us at fundraising@dooneenathleticclub.com.


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Thanking you in advance, Dooneen AC Development Committee.

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Dooneen athletes feature in IUAA Championships

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 in Uncategorized


Cork IT was the venue for the 2017 held last Friday and Saturday. Dooneen athletes performed exceptionally well over the course of the weekend. Jessica Coyne took gold in the 3,000m steeplechase in a new PB just 2 seconds outside the European U23 qualifying time.

Lilly-Ann O’Hora took gold in the 100m Hurdles and 3rd in the 400m Hurdles. Clodagh O’ Mahony won silver in the 400m Hurdles.

Jessica Coyne Steeple Chase (1)

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Our masters men compete in Athlone

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

Athlone was also the venue for the Masters athletes at the start of March and we saw 3 athletes from Dooneen competing –  Chairman Tony Fitzgerald, Coach Joe Chawke and Tim Ryan. Tony ran in two events and was rewarded with a bronze medal in the 400m. He was 4th in 800m. Tim competed in two events – 60m and 200m but was outside the medals on this occasion. Joe Chawke also ran the 3,000m in a very competitive field. Well done to the 3 men – great work!

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Brenda Rice recognised for volunteer work with Community Games

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Brenda Rice, Treasurer of Dooneen AC was recognised at the weekend for her role in volunteering with Community Games in Limerick. Along with family members and representatives from Dooneen, a gala lunch was held in Athlone for all the nominees. The overall volunteering award went to a 93 year old women from Wexford but all recipients were presented with a medallion and voucher from ALDI. Well done Brenda!Brenda No 2 Brenda Rice

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Dooneen women win Senior title

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 in Uncategorized


The 4 mile County Championship took place in Bruff today and was hosted by An Bru.
First home in the women’s race was Hilkka Kontro of Limerick AC in an excellent time of 25:03 followed closely by Ann McPhail and Shóna O’ Flynn of Dooneen AC. Dooneen woman ran very well winning the Senior team event – the team consisted of Ann MacPhail, Shóna O’Flynn, Verena Tarpey and Louise Matthews. The women were also 3rd in the Novice – team scorers were Louise Matthews,Karen Raine,Lesley O’Shaughnessy and Marie Dalton. Marie Keane and Michelle English also ran well.
First home in the men’s race was Michael Carmody of An Brù in an excellent time of 20:35, Dermot Kearns had a great race winning the o/45 men’s and Robbie Bannon 2nd . Well done to Paul Rice and to Robert Coll who ran his first race for Dooneen finishing 4th in the over 60’s section.

Dooneen women

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