Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 16/12/2019

Posted on Dec 17, 2019

Irish Life Health National Novice & Juvenile Uneven Age Cross-Country Championships

These championships were held in Dunboyne on Sunday.

In the U17 girls’ race, Dooneen were represented by the quartet of Sarah Butler, Maria Campbell, Sarah Dillon, and Sarah Hosey – it was great to have 4 athletes who have come up through the juvenile ranks together competing in the U17 All-Ireland race. First home from the club was Maria Campbell, who was part of the bronze medal-winning Munster team, followed by Sarah Hosey, Sarah Dillon, and Sarah Butler.

Kevin O’Grady produced a great performance in the U19 boys’ race, finishing 11th and helping the Munster team to a bronze medal.

Congratulations and well done to everybody!



Newmarket 5K

This race took place in Cork yesterday, with a very large field of over 300 participants. Well done to Joe O’Brien, who ran a PB of 16:54, and to Henry Downes, who ran 19:29.



Shane O’Sullivan ran New Ross parkrun, Brian Halpin, James Connolly, Karen Raine, David Rohan, Ger Meehan, Breda Leo, Conor Lovett, Eileen Reeves, Kat Reddan, Seamus O’Flynn, and Marion O’Halloran all ran Limerick parkrun, while Louise Matthews, John Sheehan, Catherine Sheehan, Meena Verma, Aly Hogan O’Curry, Claire Forward, and Shona O’Flynn ran Mungret parkrun.


Upcoming Fixtures
– Limerick Athletics St. Stephen’s Day 10K, Caherdavin, December 26th 2019, 11am

– Mooreabbey Milers’ Mile Challenge, Galbally, December 28th 2019, 3pm

– Limerick Country Club A.C. New Year’s Day 5-Mile, The Country Club, January 1st 2020, 2pm

– Tom Walsh 10K Road Race & 5-Mile Walk, Caherconlish, January 19th 2020, 11:45am (walk)/12:30pm (run)

Adult Training​
Adult Training will resume on Tuesday, 7th January at 6:15pm & Thursday, 9th January at 7pm in UL. Fit4Life/Meet and Train will resume in January in Mungret at 6:15pm. New members & beginners are always welcome. Contact Dooneen Facebook page for more details.

Juvenile Training
Juvenile training continues all this week up to and including Sunday, 22nd December. Relay training will continue on the 28th and 29th December and 4th and 5th of January. Athletes must be aged 7 years or older on or before 31st December 2019 to be eligible to join. All levels of ability are welcome. Contact Dooneen Facebook page for more details.