Dooneen A.C. Senior Notes 30/12/2019

Posted on Jan 3, 2020

St. Stephen’s Day 10K
148 athletes took part in this very popular festive race in Caherdavin on St. Stephen’s Day. First home for Dooneen was Dermot Power in 5th overall and won the O40 category in 36:21 followed closely by Dermot Kearns who was 2nd in the O40 category in 36:28. Shóna Keane won the women’s race in a great time of 38:33, Niall Harris in 39:50, Shona O’Flynn was 2nd in the women’s race in 41:35, Andrew McMahon Jr. in 41:42, Andrew McMahon Sr. who was 3rd in the O50 category in 42:49, Martin Mutsters in 44:13, Karen Raine, who won the O40 category in 44:55, Mike Griffin in 45:40, Marie Keane, who was 3rd in the O40 category in 49:40, John Shier in 50:10, Ger Meehan in 54:24, Conor Lovett in 57:55.

MCI Portumna
Well done to Elaine Lyons, Eileen Reeves, and David Rohan, who ran the MCI Portumna marathon on Friday in 4:36:45, 4:36:45, and 4:36:51 respectively. 

Tipperary Senior & Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships
Well done to Shane O’Sullivan and Tony Fitzgerald, who ran as guests in the 800m at these championships in Nenagh on Sunday, running 2:11.03 and 2:21.57.

Christmas Cracker 5K
This event took place in Ennis on Sunday. Well done to John Shier, who ran a PB of 22:55.

On Christmas Day, Andrew McMahon, Brian Halpin, Alison Flynn, Louise Matthews, Claire Knight, Ger Meehan, Kat Reddan, Breda Leo, Karen Raine, Conor Lovett, Seamus O’Flynn, June Clifford, Marion O’Halloran, Meena Verma, Eileen Reeves, and Aly Hogan O’Curry all ran the extra event at Limerick parkrun. On Saturday, John Sheehan and Catherine Sheehan ran Ashton Court parkrun in the UK, Gerard O’Shea (who achieved a PB) ran Ballincollig parkrun, Brian Halpin, Alison Flynn, Claire Knight, Ger Meehan, Breda Leo, Conor Lovett, Eileen Reeves, Seamus O’Flynn, Aly Hogan O’Curry June Clifford, and Marion O’Halloran ran Limerick parkrun, while Shona O’Flynn, Anna Campbell, and David Rohan ran Mungret parkrun.

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

– Milford Hospice 10K Run/Walk, University of Limerick, February 2nd, 12pm

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 on January 10th in Mungret at 6:15pm. New members & beginners are always welcome. Contact Dooneen Facebook page for more details.

Juvenile Training
Relay training on the 4th and 5th of January. All levels of ability are welcome. Contact Dooneen Facebook page for more details.

Happy New Year to all members and friends of the club and best wishes for 2020!