Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. News 23rd Feb


Club athletes were in action at the County Indoor U/9 to Junior Indoor Championships which were held in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on the weekend of 21st & 22nd February. The U/13 to Junior Championships on Saturday saw multiple medal wins for our athletes with gold for Dillon Ryan in the Boys U/13 High Jump & Shot Putt & silver in the Long Jump. His sister Anna won gold in the High Jump, silver in the Shot Putt & bronze in the 60mH & Long Jump with their older brother Jack winning gold in the Boys U/15 Shot Putt. Brother & sister, Sean & Ciara Mockler had a double win in the Boys U/16 & Girls U/19 Shot Putt with Sean also winning bronze in the High Jump. The O’Dwyer brothers, Ben & Adam also competed very well with Ben winning bronze in the Boys U/16 800m & Adam taking bronze in the Boys U/14 800m. Adam also won silver in the High Jump & was 4th in the Long Jump & 6th in the Shot Putt with Ben 4th in the Shot Putt & 5th in the Long Jump.

Twins, Declan & Eimear Ryan also added to the Club medal tally with Declan taking double gold in the Junior Men’s High Jump & Shot Putt, silver in the Long Jump & bronze in the 400m while Eimear won gold in the Junior Women’s 1500m, bronze in the 1km Walk & was 5th in the Shot Putt. Liam Mc Donagh took gold in the Boys U/15 1km Walk, Shane Burke took silver in the Boys U/15 60m & 5th place in the Long Jump with Niall Maher competing very well in the Boys U/13 competition finishing just outside the medals. Lots of new pbs were posted over the weekend which augers well for the Munster U/13 to U/19 Indoor Championships this coming weekend.

On Sunday, it was the turn of our younger U/9 to U/12 athletes & they competed very well winning 3 gold, 1 silver & 2 bronze with double bronze in the Girls U/9 & Girls U/10 4 x 100m Relays. Congrats to our medal winners who were Daire O’Donnell, 3rd in gold final Boys U/9 60m, Emma Corcoran 1st in silver final Girls U/9 60m, Caitlin Shelly, 2nd in gold final Girls U/10 60m, Joe Egan, 1st Boys U/11 300m & Long Jump & Laura Purcell, 3rd Girls U/12 600m. Well done to the following athletes who took part for the Club in various events on the day but who were outside the medals – Aoife Shelly, Kaithlyn Flanagan, Jane Corcoran & Holly Kiely, Girls U/9, Ciara Shelly, Rebecca Danagher & Lauren Maher, Girls U/10, Shauna Flanagan & Aeidin Johnston, Girls U/11, Jamie O’Mahoney & Fiachra Johnston Boys U/9, Ronan O’Dwyer, Boys U/11 & Oisin Martin, Boys U/12. For many of these athletes, it was their first time to compete in a major event so they all did the Club proud – Our stars of the future. Full results can be found at

Congrats to Paddy Cummins on his 8th place finish in the County Intermediate 8k Road Championships held in Galbally on Sunday 15th February.  He was our only representative on the day and had a very good run over a challenging course, His next race will be the County Novice B Road Championships in Moyne on March 1st where he will be one of the contenders for that title. We wish him the very best of luck. In other news Paul Bowe and Shane Mullaney were two club members who completed the Joe Grinsell 100km Challenge and were presented with a medal and long sleeve t-shirt at a presentation night in Dalys Pub in Clonmel recently in memory of the well known road runner who passed away so suddenly in 2013. Congratulations to Clonmel AC on what was a very successful series and nice gesture in honour of their clubman.


Good luck to all our athletes who will be taking part in the Munster U/13 to U/19 Indoor Championships in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd February. Athletes who will be competing are Dillon Ryan (Boys U/13), Anna Ryan (Girls U/14), Adam O’Dwyer (Boys U/14), Jack Ryan, Liam McDonagh & Shane Burke (Boys U/15), David Ryan, Sean Mockler & Ben O’Dwyer(Boys U/16), Eimear Ryan (Girls U/17), Daniel Ryan & Declan Ryan (Boys U/17) & Ciara Mockler (Girls U/19).


A very Happy 40th birthday to one of our coaches Laurenz Egan , He has come through a lot of adversity in his life and is a great example to everyone in the Club and community alike. There is a great article to be read  on Laurenz on which can be found on our Club facebook page.


Training for the Indoor Season takes place every Tuesday & Thursday evenings in the Moycarkey Community & Sports Centre in Littleton. Cost is 2 euro per athlete. Training sessions are split into two groups – 6.30pm to 7.30pm time slot is for athletes born 2007 and younger & 7.30pm to 8.30pm is for athletes born 2006 & older. New athletes & help always welcome.



  • Wed 4th March – Sprints Workshop in Moyne Clubhouse from 7pm to 9pm. Workshop will be given by Paul Byrne. More information on our website at


  • The Coaching & Development Calendar for the South West for February to May has been confirmed & is available on the Tipperary Athletics website at


  • Sun 1st March 2015 – AAI Juvenile Cross Country Relays & Inter-Clubs Cross Country Championships in Kilbroney Park, Co. Down.
  • Sat 7th March 2015 – GloHealth Irish Schools Cross Country Championships in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare.
  • Sat 21st March 2015 – SIAB Schools International Cross Country, Santry Demesne, Dublin.


  • Sat 28th February & Sun 1st March – Munster U/13 to U/19 Indoor Championships in Nenagh Indoor Stadium.
  • Sun 1st March – County Novice “B” Road Championships @ 12 noon in Moyne.
  • Tues 3rd – Munster Schools Indoor Games @ 11am in Nenagh Indoor Stadium.
  • Sat 7th & Sun 8th March – Munster U/9 to U/12 Indoor Championships in Nenagh Indoor Stadium.
  • Sun 15th March – AAI National Master Indoor Championships in AIT Arena, Athlone.
  • Sat 21st & Sun 22nd March – AAI National Juvenile Indoor Championships in AIT Arena, Athlone.
  • Sun 22nd March – County Road Relay Championships @ 12 noon in Clonoulty (tbc).
  • Sat 28th March – AAI National Juvenile Indoor Championships in AIT Arena, Athlone.
  • Sun 29th March – Munster Novice, Senior & Masters 4 Mile Road Championships.

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