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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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Thursday Training Cancelled

Posted on Oct 2, 2019 in latest news, News

With Storm Lorenzo set to hit us tomorrow evening and an Orange warning for Wind issued for Limerick from 6PM tomorrow, we are going to call of tomorrow evening’s training at the Comp. Next training session will be Saturday morning on the Track in UL and also in the field for endurance running.

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

Posted on Sep 10, 2019 in Dooneen AC, Fit4Life, latest news, News, Senior Events Blog, Senior Notes

Kerryman Dingle Marathon

This event took place on Saturday, with over 2,500 participants over both races. First home for Dooneen in the half-marathon on his first outing at the distance was Cian Aherne in 1:29:16, followed by Mike Griffin in 1:35:47, Karen O’Flynn in 1:40:20, and Kate Twohig in 1:58:29. Well done to everybody who took part.  



Simplyhealth Great North Run

Around 57,000 people took part in the 39th edition of this half-marathon in Newcastle on Sunday. Well done to Ger Meehan, who, lining up at the event for the 23rd time, recorded a time of 2:04:49 for the journey from Newcastle to South Shields. Read More

National Cross Country Juvenile Uneven and Novice Championships

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 in Latest News, latest news

Navan was the venue for the National novice and juvenile uneven championships on Saturday. Dooneen had 10 athletes taking part.

U11 girls – Dooneen AC had 5 athletes competing in the U11 race for the County Team – Sophia Meaney, Samantha Tenzer, Aimee Butler, Catherine McCutcheon and Aisling O’Sullivan. A mention as well to Meabh Purtill who sustained an injury the week before and was unable to compete. 4 of these girls were also running out of age. The girls were not in the medals on this occasion but ran well over a hilly and testing course.

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Munster XC B finals, Riverstick Cork

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in latest news

Dooneen AC was represented in Riverstick, Cork at the weekend as it was the venue for the Munster Cross Country B Championships.

Eilis O’Neill and Robert McCutcheon competed in the U9 category and both won medals, Eilis came home in third place and Robert in 11th. 3 girls competed out of age in the U11 race, Catherine McCutcheon, Sophia Meaney and Roisin O’Neill. Catherine won silver in this race.  Alan McCutcheon won bronze in the U13 race. Luke Tuohy also had a great day and won a medal in the U17 race coming in 12th place.


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National Uneven Championships

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Junior Events Blog, latest news, News, Senior Events Blog

The National Sports Campus in Abbotstown was the venue for the National Senior and juvenile uneven cross country championships. It is always a great achievement to compete in a national final and all the athletes should be proud of their efforts – many of these athletes were also competing for Munster as well as Dooneen.

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