County Senior Road Championships: The County Senior Road Championships took place on Sunday last in Two Mile Borris. We had a wonderful representation from our Club with 14 of our senior athletes competing in what was a keenly contested event with the ladies running a 5k course and the men over a 10k course. First home for our ladies was Lisa Quinlan finishing in 12th place with a time of 21.42, next was Edel Leahy in15th recording 22.35, Frances Long was 17th in 23.44, Sharon Kiely was 22nd in 26.07, Rosie Cleere was 23rd in 26.08, Eileen Ryan was 26th in 28.51, Mairead O’Dwyer was 27th in 28.56, Evelyn Cornally was 28th in 28.59 and Catherine Britton finished 29th in 31.45. Lisa, Edel and Frances finished 4th team overall in the ‘A’ section, Sharon, Rosie and Eileen took 1st team in the ‘B’ section with Mairead, Evelyn and Catherine taking 3rd place in the ‘B’ section – well done girls. First home from in the Men’s Race was Liam Kelly in 15th with a time of 37.15, next was Richard Daly in 38th recording 42.15, Thomas Moore in 47th with 46.05, JJ Fitzgerald in 48th with 46.22 and Ray Power was 50th in 48.25 – the guys combined to finish 6th Club team overall – well done guys.
Clubs Challenge: Our annual Track & Field Challenge between Moycarkey Coolcroo AC, Slieveardagh AC and Moyne AC took place on Saturday last on what was a blustery day but amazingly the rain held off for the whole event. We had 58 athletes in total representing our Club in the various events and each and every one of them must be complimented on their great performances. Moyne AC took the honours with Slieveardagh AC finishing 2nd and Moycarkey Coolcroo AC finishing 3rd. The John Flynn perpetual trophy was presented by Chairman Paddy Doyle to team captain Roisin Daly who then presented the winning medals to each team member. We wish to express sincere thanks to Slieveardagh AC and Moycarkey Coolcroo AC for their participation in the event and we hope to see both Clubs back again next year. Thanks also to all those who provided the sandwiches and confectionary for the post event refreshments and to all those who helped out in anyway. The athletes who took part were – Eva Cornally, Anna Daly, Mia O’Dwyer, Helen Cleere, Aisling Hickey, Laura Daly, Niamh Ryan, Kate Leahy, Muireann Lloyd, Roisin Daly, Emma Doyle, Grace Moore, Erin Hayden, Emma Dunphy, Edwina Cleere, Sarah Jane McCormack, Claire Dunphy, Orla Healy, Clara Daly, Louise Hickey, Cathy Hogan, Orla Maher, Rachel Butler, Ellen Moore, Ellie Maher, Rachel Moore, Danny Moore, Marty Kiely, David Doyle, Michael Keogh, Ethan Power, Finn Jones, Adam Jones, Sean Everard, Blake Power, Evan Leahy, John McCormack, Armond Schoeman, Jack Kiely, Aaron McNamara, Cormac Kiely, Aaron McLoughlin, Dylan McLoughlin, Jake Bowe, Nathan Bowe, Adam Butler, Jamie Kiely, Ciaran Lloyd, Conor Flynn, Philip Hayes, Ryan Egan, Jack Hickey, Bill Hogan, Niall Moore, Jack Moore, Ben Moore, Dermot Leahy & Harry Hogan.
County U9 – U12 Track & Field: Templemore is the venue on Sunday next April 29th for this event commencing at 11.30am. We would appreciate if all athletes could be at the venue no later than 10.45am to have sufficient time to collect your number and jersey. The following athletes have been entered – Louise Hickey, Helen Cleere, Michaela Ely, Lily Mae Campbell, Aine Bowe, Aaron McLoughlin, Adam Butler, Philip Hayes, Blake Power, Cathy Hogan, Aisling Hickey, Rachel Moore, Ellen Moore, Rachel Butler, Elllen Maher, Luke Dunne, Jamie Kiely, Ciaran Lloyd, Dylan McLoughlin, Grace Moore, Emma Dunphy, Laura Daly, Niamh Ryan, Jack Hickey, John McCormack, Barry Ryan and Jake Bowe. Best of luck to you all.
Burma Challenge: The 9th annual Burma Challenge will commence on Wednesday May 2nd at 7.30pm and continue for four weeks finishing on Friday May 25th. This is a fun event open to walkers, joggers and runners over the age of 15 for a small fee of €10, so mark the dates in your diary and come along to Moyne sportsfield and join in the fun whilst getting a bit of fresh air and exercise.
Mini Marathon: Our 3rd annual Mini Marathon will take place on Monday, June 4th at 3pm from Moyne Sportsfield, this event is open to both male and female participants with money prizes for the first 3 Men and Women home. More details of event to follow shortly.
Meet & Train Sessions: Meet and train sessions continue every Wednesday evening at 7pm for ladies and 7.30pm for men. All are welcome.
Upcoming Fixtures: Sunday April 29th – County Juvenile U9 – U12 T&F in Templemore. Sunday May 6th & Sunday May 20th – County U13 – Junior T&F in Templemore.