Junior Events Blog

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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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 at the Racecourse 2019

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 in Dooneen AC, Junior Events Blog, News, Senior Events Blog

Results from today’s Munster Mile and 5k held at The Limerick Show.

Photos from the 5k Race on Facebook

Photos from the Munster Mile on Facebook

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Dooneen at the Racecourse

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 in Dooneen AC, Junior Events Blog, News, Senior Events Blog

Limerick Racecourse is the venue for Dooneen at the Racecourse, featuring the Munster Mile and 5K. This event is a fundraiser for the development of our land in Mungret. It is being run in conjunction with the Limerick Show on Sunday August 25th. Our charity partner for Dooneen at the Racecourse is Pieta House.
Dooneen at the Racecourse is a great family fun day aimed to encourage people of all abilities to run/jog/walk the Munster Mile or 5K in the stunning surroundings of Limerick Racecourse. There will be pacers running 20, 25, and 30 minutes for the 5K. Entry fee for the Munster Mile is €10 for adults, €15 for the 5K, €5 for all U16s, and €25 for a family. All race entries include free entry to the Limerick Show.
All finishers of the Munster Mile will receive a commemorative medal. The first 80 people to enter the Munster 5K will receive a commemorative t-shirt. There is a prize fund of €1000.
Enter online now at www.dooneenattheracecourse.com.

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National B XC and North Munster schools

Posted on Feb 12, 2019 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

National B XC and North Munster Schools Cross Country
Dundalk was the venue for the National B XC finals last week. Representing Dooneen was Alan McCutcheon who won a medal coming 6th overall in the 1,500m race. Pallaskenry was the venue for the North Munster also held last week. Laura Southern and Jules Deegan and Ruben McCarthy competed in the minor race. Maria Campbell was 3rd in the junior girls. Also competing was Sarah Dillon, Sarah Butler and Aimee Ryan, Darragh O’Sullivan and Luke Ryan. Luke Tuohy ran in the intermediate race. In the senior race was Kevin O’Grady and Fintan O’Sullivan. A number of these athletes have all qualified for the Munster Schools final this week – Maria, Sarah Dillon, Sarah Butler, Darragh, Kevin and Fintan. Wishing them the best of luck.
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Munster U9-U11 indoor finals

Posted on Feb 12, 2019 in Junior Events Blog, Latest News

U9-U11 Munster Indoor Finals, Nenagh


Well done to all the Dooneen athletes who travelled to Nenagh on Saturday to compete in the Munster indoor championships. All of the athletes put in a huge effort on the day and the coaches are very proud of their efforts.

U9 boys and girls

Kate Cantwell, Aimee Sweeney, Gyte Andrijauskaite, Robert Purtill, Sean Moriarty, Dillon Ryle Bourke and Robert Lynch competed in various events including 60m sprints, long jump and 300m distance running.

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