Moycarkey-Coolcroo AC

National Gold, Silver & Bronze at Team Games

The Club had 3 teams taking part in the National Juvenile Team Games for U/9 to U/11 in Templemore on Saturday last, 25th June & what a day we had. All of our teams performed brilliantly taking home 4 sets of National medals proving that we have some very talented athletes that can compete with the best in Ireland. Our Boys U/9 team of Cillian Mc Donagh & Dillon Ryan had a great competition to win Bronze in the Boys U/9 300m with their combined time of 1.55.33 over 5 seconds faster than they ran at the Munster Championships in Ennis over 2 weeks ago. They also performed very well in the Long Jump just missing out on the Bronze medal by 3 cm. Both boys jumped 3.03m (which was a personal best for Cillian) to register a combined jump of 6.06m (15cm further than their Munster jumps). Our Boys U/10 Team of Adam O’Dwyer & Kyle Shelly were inspired in their throwing when they won National Silver in the Ball Throw with a combined total of 61.87m, throwing over 10 metres more than their Munster Championships a few weeks ago.

Our stars of the day had to be Jack Ryan & Shane Burke who won National medals in both their events. The boys were U/9 National Long Jump Bronze medal winners in 2009, National Long Jump Silver medal winners in Boys U/10 in 2010 & this year they were crowned National Long Jump Champions when they blew away all the competition to win Gold & a National title with 78cm to spare. The boys jumped a combined length of 7.91m with Jack jumping the longest jump of the competition at 4.08m (the only athlete over 4m) & Shane jumping a big personal best of 3.83m, the 3rd longest jump of the competition. In the 60m sprints, the boys won Bronze, a huge improvement on last year when they only came 4th in Munster & failed to make the National Finals. Jack ran a blistering 9.07sec in his heat which was the fastest run of the competition while Shane ran the 14th fastest time of 9.56sec & would probably have run faster but for a starting fault with the gun on the line which delayed his heat for a short while. The boys registered a combined time of 18.63sec just behind the silver medallists from Ballinasloe on 18.54sec & the gold medallists from Doneen on 18.43sec. Nothing between the teams at all. Congratulations to all the boys, we are so proud of you & thanks to the coaches & parents who have showed such dedication & devotion over the season. Look what it has achieved. Full results can be found on our website at

Moycarkey Borris had a very successful day on Sun 26th June at the County Tipperary Community Games Athletic Finals in Templemore. The parish won 14 individual medals & 3 sets of Relay medals & has 7 individuals & 1 team going forward to the National Finals in Athlone on 19th to 22nd August, the best we have achieved in some time. Individual Gold medal winners were Cillian McDonagh, Boys U/8 60m, Adam O’Dwyer, Boys U/10 200m, David Ryan, Boys U/12 100m, Jack Fallon, Boys U/12 600m, Daniel Ryan, Boys U/14 80m Hurdles, Ciara Mockler, Girls U/14 Shot Putt & John Duggan, Boys U/16 Discus & our Boys U/12 Relay team of Oran Mulhall, Jack Ryan, Jack Fallon, David Ryan, Sean Mockler & Rhys Shelly won Gold in their 4 x 100m Relay. Other medal winners were Dillon Ryan, 2nd in Boys U/8 80m, Anna Ryan, 3rd in Girls U/10 60m Hurdles, Kyle Shelly, 3rd in Boys U/10 60m Hurdles, Tasha Tully, 3rd in Girls U/10 200m, Jack Ryan, 3rd in Boys U/12 100m, Oran Mulhall, 2nd in Boys U/12 Ball Throw & Kieren Hennessy, 3rd in Boys U/14 800m. Our U/10 Mixed Relay team of Anna Ryan, Tasha Tully, Clodagh Fallon, Kyle Shelly, Adam O’Dwyer & Adam Cantwell won Bronze & our Boys U/14 team of Gavin Hayden, Kieren Cummins, Kieren Hennessy, Daniel Ryan & Jonathan Ely won Silver in their 4 x 100m Relay. Congratulations & well done to all our athletes who took part on the day & competed so well.

Congratulations & well done to Ciara Mockler, who won 2 Munster medals & set two new personal bests at the Munster U/14 to U/19 Track & Field Championships in Castleisland, Co, Kerry on Sunday 19th June. Ciara, who was our only representative at these Championships, performed very well in the Girls U/15 Shot Putt to win Silver with a throw of 9.98m & Bronze in the Discus with a throw of 22.73m, just 12cm short of 2nd place. She now goes forward to represent Club & County at the National AAI Championships in Tullamore in July.

Well done to Sean Hennessy & Tim Hayden who took part in the Dave Fogarty Race in Thurles on Thursday 23rd June. Sean finished 73rd in a time of 29.24 while Tim crossed the line in 78th place in 29.51.

Next upcoming fixtures are below:-

Sun 3rd July – County Juvenile “B” Track & Field Championships at 12 noon in Templemore Track. Timetable of events can be found at

Athletes may only enter 2 events & all individual medal winners at the “A” Championships in May are ineligible to compete. Relays will be a fun event with all Clubs mixed by draw.

Wed 13th July –  County Trials for National Inter-County Relays for Girls & Boys U/13, U/15, U/17 & U/19 will be held in Templemore Track at 7pm.

Sun 17th July – Munster “B” Individual Championships in Templemore at 11am. No medal winners in Munster or National “A” or “B” individual competitions or 2 x Team Competitions allowed. Full timetable can be found at Maximum of 2 events per athlete & U/15 & U/16 will be one competition.

Training for the Outdoor Season will finish on Thursday 30th June & will commence for the Cross Country season at the beginning of September.

For all latest Club news, upcoming events & photos log onto our website at & where results & newspaper reports for the following week are usually posted on Sunday night/Monday morning.

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