Return to Training for Juvenile Athletes – Important Notice

Posted on Apr 13, 2021 in Uncategorized

This email has been sent to all parents this morning. You need to reply to this email. Please check your spam as many emails from us are going there.

Important Notice

From April 26th (subject to prevailing public health situation), underage non-contact training in pods of 15 or fewer can return. You need to do two things:

  1. Firstly, if you child intends to return to training with Dooneen AC, then you need to reply to this email with their name and date of birth by this Thursday, 15th April – email verenatarpey@yahoo.ie
  2. Secondly, please also check and confirm with us that your child has paid membership for 2021 – this would have been paid by you in cash between Sept-Dec last year or online through our website. If you have not paid, then please register on this link – http://www.dooneenathleticclub.com/member-renewals-form/

Training will resume on Monday, 26th April for younger athletes at 7pm (those born 2011,2012,2013) in Raheen (venue and details will all be confirmed in an email next week)

Older athletes (born 2002-2010) will train on Thursday evenings in Crescent at 6.30pm starting 29th April.

All other times of training and venues will be confirmed later.

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Online Sessions to juvenile athletes

Posted on Feb 25, 2021 in Uncategorized

We hope you are all keeping well. We miss meeting you all

We plan to offer all athletes some zoom sessions starting soon.

For athletes U9-U12 (those born in 2010 -2013) these sessions will be delivered by some of our very talented junior athletes. For older athletes U13-U19, Dave Crowley and some guest athletes will deliver the sessions.

In order to be eligible for these sessions, you will need to do the following:

  1. Ensure your children are registered for 2021 season – our insurance will NOT permit us to give sessions to unregistered athletes
  2. Notify us by Monday next, 1st March of your intention to participate
  3. Download the Zoom app
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Return to Level 5 Training

Posted on Dec 31, 2020 in Uncategorized

The announcement yesterday that we return to Level 5 restrictions means that Dooneen AC juvenile and senior athletes cannot train in their groups until January 31st at the earliest. I know it is disappointing for children, parents and all coaches/volunteers with the club.

On behalf of the coaching team at Dooneen AC, we would like to thank every child and parent for your co-operation this year – training took place in a safe and controlled environment thanks to you. Venues, dates and times were chopped and changed around without any complaint or fuss!!. Children attended training both in the sunshine and in atrociously wet conditions with little complaint.

We will be in touch with individual groups next week with some suggestions about training.

Regards from Phil, Paul and all the team at Dooneen AC

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Development and purchase of land at Mungret

Posted on Dec 30, 2020 in Uncategorized

As many of you are aware, we entered into an agreement with Limerick City and County Council to purchase a 5.87 acre site at Mungret, beside Mungret College. There has been a lot of delays on the completion of the purchase – issues such as the building of the road to access the land etc.

A group of Dooneen AC members visited the site on the 29th December. We have begun to make plans to have the purchase completed as soon as possible. We are also planning to publish drawings of possible development on the site in the coming months. We would welcome any input that members might have.

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Juvenile Training Notice

Posted on Dec 15, 2020 in Uncategorized

Training for juveniles continues up to and including this Saturday, 19th December when we will take a break for a couple of weeks.

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Juvenile Training Notices

Posted on Oct 30, 2020 in Uncategorized


  1. Training continues as normal. Despite the level 5 restrictions, an exception is made whereby school going children can still attend training. Furthermore, children and parents are permitted to travel outside their 5k zone to travel to and from training
  2. Cross Country – due to Level 5 restrictions being introduced next week, our XC will not go ahead this weekend. However, the event may well go ahead later in the year and we will update you on this. 
  3. 20×20 – Dooneen has signed the 20×20 Charter which is an initiative aimed at getting more encouraging more girls/women at player and coaching level. The first video featuring a lot of our juvenile girls is available on our Facebook page (sorry I cannot seem to attach it here) www.faccebook.com/DooneenAC. Please log on and have a look. Of our juveniles, over 65% are girls and we have a very good percentage of female coaches. We are having a few photos taken of our young female athletes and coaches tomorrow at training. Please try and get them to wear their Dooneen Zip top or training fleece
  4. Half Zip Tops – Mike is taking order for the half zip tops. Please talk to him at training or email us.
  5. Membership for 2021 – membership is now open for 2021. Please as far as possible, can you pay online via our website – http://www.dooneenathleticclub.com/member-renewals-form/

Training Times and Days

  • Monday night – U8, U9 and U10 athletes ( those born in 2011, 2012 and 2013) This takes place in Vartry field at 7pm. Please again remember not to park on or around the cul-de-sac or on Vartry Avenue.
  • Thursday night – Crescent College Comprehensive at 6.30- 7.30pm for older athletes U11 and upwards ONLY. You have all be assigned groups. Please stay in your groups.  Park at the rear only. €2 contribution per child for training
  • Saturday – 9am at UL track. All ages.

At all training sessions, we would ask parents to avoid congregating and/or standing around where possible at all.
Please bring a bag with your water bottle and hand sanitizer and a warm top, socks in case it rains. There are no changing facilities or toilets. Please arrive no more than 10 mins prior to training and observe social distancing.
Please do not attend if you have been

  • Out of the country the last 14 days
  • Around someone with symptoms of Covid-19 the last 14 days
  • In a period of self isolation
  • Displaying covid-19 symptoms

Thank you from the coaching team

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