Tipperary Juvenile Athletics News 2nd April

Golden Nationals for Tipperary


Tipperary athletes enjoyed great success at the Woodie’s DIY AAI Juvenile Indoor Championships in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th & Saturday 31st March winning 28 National medals in total (10 gold, 7 Silver & 11 Bronze) over a wide range of events, 10 National titles & setting 2 new National Records. On Sunday 1st April, Nenagh Olympic A.C. won 5 sets of medals in the Relay competitions (4 Silver & 1 Bronze). In the Boys U/14 Long Jump, Daniel Ryan, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. set a new National Record of 5.64m smashing the existing record of 5.49m set in 1996 by Barry Hazley, Cookstown. Sean Tobin, Clonmel A.C. also set a new National Record in the Boys U/19 1500m when he ran a brilliant time of 3.56.52 smashing the existing record of 4.02.3 set in 1996 by Gearoid O’Connor, Rathfarnham WSAF by over 5 seconds. Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. did very well in the Boys Long Jump competitions winning National titles in the U/12, U/13 & U/14 competitions. Stars of the weekend were Daniel Ryan, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. who set a new record in the U/14 Long Jump & won gold & National titles in the Boys U/14 60m & Long Jump; Darren Prout, Carrick-On-Suir A.C. who took the National title in the Boys U/16 60mH & Silver in the Long Jump & 60m; Sean Tobin, Clonmel A.C. who won gold, a National title & broke the record in the Boys U/19 1500m; Jack Fallon, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. who won gold & a National title in the Boys U/13 Long Jump & Bronze in the High Jump; Deirbhile Ryan, Nenagh Olympic A.C. who won Silver in the Girls U/16 Shot Putt & Bronze in the Long Jump & Oisin Fitzpatrick, Nenagh Olympic A.C. who won Silver in the Boys U/19 Triple Jump & Bronze in the 60m Hurdles.


On Day 1 of the Championships, our athletes clocked up 14 medals (7 gold, 3 Silver & 4 Bronze). Gold medals & National titles were won by Jack Ryan, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. (Boys U/12 LJ), Joshua O’Dwyer, Dundrum A.C. (Boys U/12 600m), Jack Fallon, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. (Boys U/13 LJ), Daniel Ryan, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. (Boys U/14 60m & LJ), Phoebe Murphy, Clonmel A.C. (Girls U/15 60m) & Sean Tobin, Clonmel A.C. (Boys U/19 1500m). Silver medals were won by Darren Prout, Carrick-On-Suir A.C. (Boys U/16 60m) Olivia Moylan, Nenagh Olympic A.C. (Girls U/13 LJ) & Oisin Fitzpatrick, Nenagh Olympic A.C. (Boys U/19 TJ) with Bronze medals going to Tara O’Meara, Templemore A.C. (Girls U/13 600m), Joseph McEvoy, Nenagh Olympic A.C. (Boys U/12 Shot Putt), Jack Fallon, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. (Boys U/13 HJ) & Seamus Hogan, Nenagh Olympic A.C. (Boys U/19 1500m).


On Day 2 of the Championships, Tipperaryathletes added 9 more medals to the tally (1 gold, 4 Silver & 4 Bronze) to bring the final winnings to 23 medals. The only gold medal winner on Day 2 was Darren Prout, Carrick-On-Suir A.C. (Boys U/16 60mH). Silver medals were won by Saoirse McGeever, Clonmel A.C. (Girls U/16 60mH), Michael Quilligan, Nenagh Olympic A.C. (Boys U/16 60m H), Darren Prout, Carrick-On-Suir A.C., (Boys U/16 LJ) & Deirbhile Ryan, Nenagh Olympic A.C. (Girls U/16 Shot Putt). Bronze medals were won by Leanne Prout, Carrick-On-Suir A.C. (Girls U/16 60mH), Oisin Fitzpatrick, Nenagh Olympic A.C. (Boys U/19 60mH), Emma Hennessy, Nenagh Olympic A.C. (Girls U/15 LJ) & Deirbhile Ryan, Nenagh Olympic A.C. (Girls U/16 LJ).

Day 3 of the National Juvenile Indoor Championships took place on Saturday 31st March in Nenagh Indoor Stadium.Tipperary athletes won two gold & 3 bronze with Seamus Hogan, Nenagh Olympic A.C. winning the National title in the Boys U/19 800m to better his bronze medal in the 1500m last week while Evan Lynch, Clonmel A.C. had no trouble winning his National title in the Boys U/18 1500m Walk. Leanne Prout, Carrick-On-Suir A.C. won bronze in the Girls U/16 200m to add to her bronze medal in the 60m Hurdles last week with Marie Costello, Borrisokane A.C. winning bronze in the Girls U/19 1500m Walk & Roisin Cleary, Clonmel A.C. picking up bronze in the Girls U/17 800m.


Day 4 of the National Championships on Sunday 1st April was Relay day with Nenagh Olympic A.C. being the only Club to represent the County winning 5 sets of medals (4 silver & 1 bronze). In the morning session, when all the uneven age relays took place, the Club won National Silver in the Girls U/13 4 x 100m (55.99), the Girls U/15 4 x 200m (1.51.41) & the Boys U/19 4 x 200m (1.34.79) & Bronze in the Boys U/17 4 x 200m (1.40.71). At the even age relays in the afternoon session, Nenagh Olympic A.C. picked up a further Silver in the Boys U/18 4 x 200m Relay (1.35.77) in a thrilling final.

Congratulations & well done to all our athletes who took part & in particular to the medal winners above. Full results can be found at www.tipperaryathletics.com.


Templemore Track

Athletes inTipperaryare fortunate enough to have a state of the art track & facilities on their doorstep when they visit Templemore Track in the heart ofTemplemoreTownPark. Now that the long evenings are here, the track is packed to capacity with athletes young & old, Fit4Life, recreational & professional all eager to get fit, learn new events & skills, & train to set personal bests, break records & win medals.


Owned by Templemore A.C., the track is a very valuable training ground for athletes in the whole county & provides not only the track to train on but also 2 long /triple jumps, a high jump, shot putt area, hammer/discus cage & any equipment that any athlete could require (weight machines, mats, ladders, hurdles, shot putts, discus, javelins, hammers etc). It has been instrumental in helping the County to win numerous Track & Field Munster & National medals over the past few years. The track has hosted many County & Munster Championships, Community Games Finals & in 2010 & 2011, it hosted the National Juvenile Team Games. It is also used on a regular basis to run Coaching Workshops & training days.


Templemore Track has the potential to host future National Championships once the Pole Vault landing areas are in place. The cost of this equipment is €40,000 (including protective garage to store the mats) & Templemore A.C. is continuing to fundraise to generate this sum of money. Templemore A.C. undertook a major development plan in 2001. This included the replacement of the then athletic track with a state of the art Olympic Synthetic, eight lane running track with the most modern equipment available. That has now been fully completed with the addition of a Discus/Hammer cage last year . The Club has been granted planning permission for an extension to the present clubhouse, comprising a Committee room, Medical room, meeting/training hall, new toilets/showers & gymnasium.

Opening Hours of Athletic Track (Summer)

Monday – Friday 09.30 – 11.30 & 17.30 – 21.00

Saturday/Sunday 10.00 – 16.00

Other times by appointment  Ph. 087 209 63 56


Type A  Daily  Student/Walker/Jogger €2 per session

Competitive Athlete  €3 per session

Type B  Monthly Per Person €10

Per Family €20

Competitive Athlete €15

Type C Annual Per Juvenile €20

Per Junior (u20, over 18) €25

Senior/Master €50

Per Couple  €75

Per Family €100


Footwear: Flat soled runners or 5mm needle spikes

No chewing gum/smoking/football boots



Upcoming Fixtures are below:-

Sat 7th April – Day No. 4 Munster Regional Squad in Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Just a reminder that the next Munster squad day for both the Development Squad and the Performance Squad will be taking place on Saturday 7th April at Castleisland Track. The Development Squad session runs from 10am-12pm and is open to all registered club athletes inMunster born 1998 (u14)-1993 (u20). Registration starts at 9.30am and closes at 9.55am and cost is €5. The events that will be covered on the day will be Sprints, Hurdles, High Jump and Discus. The Performance Squad starts at 12.30pm sharp and will run until roughly 3.30-4pm and this is only open to the 85 selected athletes born 1996-1992. The head event coaches will be in contact with the personal coaches of the athletes with their program for the day.

As always coaches are very welcome to attend and sit in on the sessions.

Fri 20th April – Little Athletics Jamboree in Templemore Track from 6.30pm to 9pm for 5 to 10 year olds.

Sat 21st April – Day No. 5Munster Regional Squad Training inCork I.T.

Sun 22nd April – Shot & Javelin Workshop in Templemore Track from 10.30am to 12.30pm for beginners & 1pm to 3pm for advanced athletes.

Wed 25th April – County Secondary Schools Track & Field Championships in Templemore Track. Timetable & Entry forms can be found on the Forms” page @ www.tipperaryathletics.com.

Wed 25th April – Long Jump Coaching Workshop with Jacqui Freyne in Clonmel from 7pm to 9pm.

Sun 29th April –CountyJuvenile U/9 to U/12 Track & Field Championships in Templemore.


Upcoming  Open Sports Days

Mon 9th April – St. Senan’s Track & Field Open Sports in Kilmacow, Co.Waterford @ 1pm.

Sun 14th April – Leevale Open Sports in Cork I.T. @ 12pm. For more details, see www.tipperaryathletics com.

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