Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. News

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Club athlete, Adam O’Dwyer who won a silver medal with the Tipperary U/13 Mixed Cross Country Relay team at the National Community Games Finals in Athlone on Sunday 16th August. Having easily qualified out of their heat on Saturday, the team stormed to a silver medal victory in the Final. This is Adam’s first National Community Games medal, one of many for the future we are sure. Well done also to Alex Tully who competed very well in the highly contested National Community Games Boys U/12 Freestyle Swimming & although he was outside the medals on this occasion, we are sure it will be very valuable experience for the future.

Our Senior athletes have also been busy recently competing on the road racing circuit. On Friday the 31st of July Paul Bowe ran the Kilcommon Festival 10k in 42:42. On Friday the 7th of August in the Cashel 5k, Paddy Cummins was 9th in 18:35 & Paul Bowe was 18th in 19:46. On Sunday August 16th Shane Mullaney was 22nd in the Monaghan 10 Miler in a time of 62:18. Well done to all.

CLUB’S ANNUAL ROAD RACE

Our Annual Road Races take place on Friday 21st August in Two Mile Borris @ 7.30pm. Races on the night will be a 7km Senior race, a 5km Fit4Life race & a 1km Juvenile race. There will be chip timing for the 7km & 5km races with the Juvenile race confined to athletes aged 12 years upwards. Registration takes place from 6.30pm onwards in the Community Hall, Two Mile Borris with the races commencing at 7.30pm. A bus will be available in the village to take all 1km & 5km participants to their start lines. The race is AAI Permit approved & the entry fee is €10 for the 7km & 5km races & €2 for the Juvenile race. Prizes for the top 3 male & female finishers in all three races. Refreshments will be served after the race in Bannon’s Lounge in the village. Stewards will be on hand on the night to direct athletes/supporters to parking facilities. Looking forward to seeing you there.

CLUB CHURCH GATE COLLECTION

The Club’s Annual Church Gate Collection takes place after all masses at the 3 parish churches on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th August. All proceeds go towards the running of the Club throughout the year. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

JUVENILE CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING

Juvenile Cross Country Training for all age groups will be back on Thursday 27th August from 7pm to 8pm & every Tuesday & Thursday evenings after that. Training will take place in the field beside the Moycarkey Borris Community & Sports Centre in Littleton. We have two lanes marked out, one for the younger age group & the second one for our older athletes. Parents are welcome to walk or jog the route themselves during training if they so wish. Cost is 2 euro per child.

POLE VAULT & TRIPLE JUMP COACHING WEEKEND

A Pole Vault & Triple Jump Coaching Weekend will take place in Templemore Track on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September. Cost will be 30 euro per athlete but will be well worth the price with expert coaching from Level 3 coaches & top Irish athletes, event specific strength & conditioning training & physio tips. See all the details at www.moycarkeycoolcrooac@gmail.com.

NATIONAL COMMUNITY GAMES FINALS

Good luck to our athletes who are preparing for National Community Games Athletics Finals in Athlone on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd August. We wish them every success & hope all their hard work will be rewarded. They are:-

  • Ronan O’Dwyer – Boys U/11 Gymnastics
  • Anna Ryan – Girls U/14 Long Jump
  • Sean Mockler – Boys U/16 Discus
  • Ben O’Dwyer – Boys U/16 1500m
  • David Ryan – Boys U/16 200m
  • Boys U/16 4 x 100m Relay – David Ryan, Jack Ryan, Sean Mockler, Oran Mulhall, Liam McDonagh & Ben O’Dwyer

FIT4LIFE

Our Fit4Life Group is still going strong.  We now have 3 groups established, a Walkers Group with Billy Purcell, a Run/Jog Group with Kay Cantwell & a Runners Group with Shane Mullaney & Paul Bowe. All are welcome to join us on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm & Saturday mornings at 9am, €2 per session. Meeting Point is at the Moycarkey Community Sports Centre in Littleton. For further information, contact Kay Cantwell at 086 8382517. Keep up to date with all our news on our Facebook page Moycarkey Coolcroo Fit4Life.

UPCOMING FIXTURES

August

  • 21st – 23rd – Weekend 2 of National Community Games Finals in Athlone (Athletics).
  • Fri 21st – Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. Road Races @ 7.30pm in Two Mile Borris.

September

  • Sun 13th – Crookstown Millview A.C. Open Cross Country @ 12 noon in Pikes Bridge, Narraghmore, Co. Kildare.
  • Sun 20th – Taghmon A.C. Open XC @ 12 noon in Poulmarle, Taghmon Village, Co. Wexford.
  • Sun 27th – Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon @ 11am in Thurles.
  • Wednesday 30th – County Tipperary Primary Schools Cross Country Championships in Thurles Crokes A.C. Grounds.

 

For all latest Club news, upcoming events & photos log onto our website at www.moycarkeycoolcrooac.com or our facebook page at www.facebook.com/moycarkey.coolcrooac.

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