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Munster U9-U11 pairs

Posted on Jul 13, 2021 in Uncategorized

Glorious sunshine, tears, falls, smiles and laughter marked the return of the Munster Pairs, with a total of eighteen athletes from Dooneen AC making the trip to CIT to take on the best in Munster.
First out on the track were the u9 pair of Katelyn Sweeney and Lucy O’ Donnell. Both girls had returned home early from holidays to represent Dooneen and performed admirably in the 60m before producing a huge performance in the 300m to claim 3rd place and bronze medals.
Andrew Birmingham and Somto Amadi represented the u9 boys and were equal to the task. Superb performances by both these boys in the 300m and 60m were enough to bag silver medals in the 60m and a ticket to the National Championships in August.
U10 girls: Eva McMahon, Faye Cusack, Robyn Clarke and Belle Crowley lined up in a very high quality 60m and none of these girls looked out of place, with very good performances from all four. Robyn and Belle also had some fine leaps in the long jump, while Faye and Eva paired up for the 500m event and showed great battling qualities to the end. A special mention to Faye who got knocked over in her race but bounced backed up to get going again.


U10 boys: Iarla Kelleher and Oisin Purtill lined up for the 60m and turbo javelin. Solid performances from both boys in the 60m were followed by big throws in the turbo javelin, and with that, the gold medals were making their way to Dooneen with Munster champions Iarla and Oisin.
U11 girls: Ciara Lynn and Eilbhe Cuneen toed the line in the u11 600m. Ciara, running in her first Munster Championship had a very good run while Eilbhe also gave a very good account of herself. Eilbhe then paired with Gyte Andrijauskaite for the turbo javelin. These two accomplished throwers were right in the mix and took home silver medals after some great throws. A special mention to Kate Cantwell who could not compete at these championships due to appendicitis, Get well soon Kate.
U11 boys: Cian O’ Donnell, Ben Birmingham, Jake Barclay, Odhran O’ Keefe and Robert Purtill were in action at various disciplines in the boys u11 category. The Garryowen rugby boys of Cian and Ben paired up for the sprint and long jump and displayed great athleticism in both events. Odhran and Jake were also in action in the sprint and again had very good performances.
Odhran then paired with Robert for 600m and were tantalisingly close to the medals in fourth place. The pairing of Jake and Robert were in action in the turbo javelin, the final event of the day. The boys had two great throws of the javelin which were enough to secure silver medals.
Overall a great day for Dooneen AC and a bright future beckons for these young athletes. Thank you to Munster Athletics for organising this event under challenging circumstances and a big thank you to all the Dooneen coaches who played a massive part in preparing these young athletes for competition

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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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