Important notice for juvenile parents

Posted on Aug 25, 2020 in Uncategorized

Juvenile athletes who resumed training in June/July were required to follow strict Covid-19 protocols as set down by Athletics Ireland. For those who did not indicate they were returning at the time, you must also follow those protocols.

Please, under no circumstances should parents bring children to training on any given night without having notified us of their intention to resume. We have guidelines in place which must be followed in relation to what children bring to training, contact tracing details, numbers in groups. Venues and times have also changed. Any queries in relation to resumption of training for existing paid up members, please email phil_roche@hotmail.com or verenatarpey@yahoo.ie

In relation to new members, we cannot accept new members at present, but we intend to decide on this in the coming weeks and we will issue a statement.

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Dooneen Training and Events suspended until further notice

Posted on Mar 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

Athletics Ireland continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus outbreak and the advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team and the HSE. The health and safety of the Athletics community is our priority and we are determined to be calm, calculated and proactive regarding precautions to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Athletics Ireland is therefore instructing all affiliates to suspend all athletic competitions and events with immediate effect. We understand that this decision will result in inconvenience and disappointment to many athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and supporters. However, we are sure that all will understand that the decision is taken in the best interests, not just of the athletics community, but of the Country. Club training is down to the discretion of the individual club, but the recommendation from Athletics Ireland is that club training sessions be suspended at this time.

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National B XC Finals

Posted on Feb 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

10 Dooneen travelled to Wicklow on Saturday to compete in the National BXC finals. The U12 girls were all on the Limerick team that won a bronze medal   – first home for Dooneen AC was Sophia Meaney followed by Catherine McCutcheon, Samantha Tenzer, Beibhínn Collins, Niamh Hynes  and Eilís Ní Neill. Aisling O’Sullivan warmed up with the team but was unable to run due to illness.  The Dooneen club team also came 4th overall in the team standings.

Aimee Butler, Molly O’Mahony, Rhiannon Heng also ran extremely well out of age.

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Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 03/02/2020

Posted on Feb 5, 2020 in Dooneen AC, Fit4Life, Latest News, News, Results, Senior Events Blog, Senior Notes, Uncategorized

John Treacy Dungarvan 10-Mile
This race was hosted by West Waterford on Sunday, with a huge turnout of over 2,000 participants. First home for Dooneen was Shane Ryan in a PB of 1:02:41, followed by Shóna Keane (1st O35) in 1:05:30, Sinéad McDermott in a PB of 1:07:34, Mike Griffin in 1:13:03, John Shier in a PB of 1:21:49, Eileen Reeves in 1:24:45, and Katherine Reddan in 1:32:20. Well done to everybody who took part.

Milford Hospice 10K
This event took place on Sunday, and saw a large crowd run, jog, and walk the 10K route. Congratulations to Ann MacPhail, who won the women’s race. Among those taking part were Niall Harris, Aly Hogan O’Curry, Andrew McMahon (who ran a PB), Ger Meehan, Karen O’Flynn, and Shona O’Flynn (2nd in the women’s race). Well done to all involved. t

Gerard O’Shea (who achieved a PB) ran Ballincollig parkrun, Brian Halpin and Seamus O’Flynn ran Borrisokane Town parkrun, Shane O’Sullivan, James Connolly, Alison Flynn (who achieved a PB), Louise Matthews, Patrick Noonan, Ger Meehan, Marion O’Halloran, and Eileen Reeves all ran Limerick parkrun, while Joe O’Brien, Anthony Harty, Sarah Butler, and Claire Forward ran Mungret parkrun.

Club Membership
Club membership for 2020 is now due and should be paid before the end of January. Membership has many benefits and if you are not registered you are not covered by Athletics Ireland insurance and therefore you can’t train with the club. You can join Dooneen or renew your membership online.

Upcoming Fixtures
– Irish Life Health National Intermediate, Masters, Juvenile B & Relay Cross-Country Championships, Avondale, Co. Wicklow, February 8th
– Adare 10K, Adare, February 23rd, 1pm
– Munster 4-Mile Road Championships, March 1st, Waterford
– Limerick 4-Mile Road Championships, March 15th
– Mallow 10-Mile Road Race, Mallow, March 22nd, 12:30pm

Adult Training​
Adult Training takes place at 6:15pm on Tuesday & 7pm on Thursday in UL. Fit4Life/Meet and Train takes place in Mungret at 6:15pm on Fridays. Long run takes place every Sunday at 9am in UL or Cratloe. New members & beginners are always welcome. Contact Dooneen Facebook page for more details.

Juvenile Training
Juvenile training takes place every Monday night at 7pm & every Thursday night at 6.30pm in Crescent Comprehensive. There is also training at the track in UL every Saturday at 10am. Athletes must be turning 8 during 2020 to be eligible to join. All levels of ability are welcome. Contact Dooneen Facebook page for more details.

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National Juvenile XC Finals

Posted on Dec 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

National XC Finals. Dunboyne was the venue for the National juvenile and novice finals on Sunday. It was a successful day for Dooneen AC. Mai McKenna represented Munster in the U13 race and ran very well although outside the medals. Maria Campbell won a bronze medal on the Munster team in the U17 race. Also running in that race was Sarah Hosey, Sarah Dillon and Sarah Butler. Kevin O’Grady was 11th in the U19 race and also secured a bronze medal on the Munster team.

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AGM Notes

Posted on Dec 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

Attached are the notes from our recent AGM held in December

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