Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. News

Well done to our 4 Senior athletes who competed at the County 10 Mile Road Championships in Ballynonty on Sunday 30th August.  Paddy Cummins was first across the finish line for the Club in 13th place in a new personal best time of 61mins 29 seconds with Shane Mullaney home next in 18th place in 63mins & 11secs. Back from injury was Sean Healy who was 24th in 64mins 44seconds. Sean & his fiancée Melissa are expecting their first child shortly & we wish them all the best in the future. Our 4th member of the team was Paul Bowe & unfortunately Paul picked up a knee injury around the 5 mile mark and was unable to continue & we wish him a speedy recovery. Well done to the 4 men on their efforts, it was great seeing the Club field a team in this event for the very first time. Keep up the good work boys.

Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. News

“Boys CG Relay team is “ Moycarkey Borris Boys U/16 4 x 100m Relay team who won bronze at the National Community Games Finals in Athlone recently. Back row: Aisling Hoey, Coach, Sean Mockler, Ben O’Dwyer (sub), Oran Mulhall & Pauline Martin O’Rourke, Director, National Community Games & Tipperary Community Games Treasurer. Front row: Liam McDonagh (sub), Jack Ryan & David Ryan”.

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our Club athletes who competed with great success at Weekend 2 of the National Community Games Finals in Athlone on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd August bringing home individual gold, silver & bronze a bronze Relay medals. On Saturday the first Tipperary medal of the weekend came from Anna Ryan in the Girls U/14 Long Jump when she jumped out to 4.79m to win bronze. Having just turned thirteen the day before, it was her best birthday present ever to win her first National Community Games medal & she is still under the age next year for this competition. Sean Mockler followed the medal trail later in the evening when he won a magnificent silver in the Boys U/16 Discus throwing over 43m on his 6th & final throw to bring himself up from 5th to 2nd.  Sean is also the age again next year for this

Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. News

Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. athletes who competed at the recent County 10 Mile Road Championships in Ballynonty. L to R: Paul Bowe, Shane Mullaney, Sean Healy & Paddy Cummins”.

competition. On Sunday, there was a sensational gold for Anna’s brother, David Ryan in the Boys U/16 200m when he powered home to victory with over 10 metres to spare in the final, a worthy winner, having easily won his heat & semi-final with the rest of the medal winners a year older than him. This is David’s last year in Community Games & he finished on a high note adding gold to the golds he won already in the U/14 Long Jump & U/16 Triple Jump & a Pewter medal for 4th in the U/12 Relay. To finish off a great weekend our Boys U/16 4 x 100m Relay team of Oran Mulhall, Sean Mockler, Jack Ryan & David Ryan (subs: Ben O’Dwyer & Liam  McDonagh) stormed home to a bronze medal finish in the second last race of the day. Other athletes who competed over the weekend were Ben O’Dwyer who ran very well in the heats of the Boys U/16 1500m to finish in 8th place, just outside a qualifying place in the final. His brother, Ronan also put in a terrific effort in the Boys U/11 Gymnastics, gaining valuable experience for future years. Daniel Ryan who finished his Community Games competitions last year attended this year’s National Finals in a Volunteer capacity helping out at the Field Events over the weekend.  He & his fellow European Youth Olympic team-mates were given a special welcome by the National Community Games Committee on Sunday before the Finals which was a lovely touch. Memories to last forever.


Our Annual Road Races took place on Friday 21st August in Two Mile Borris with record numbers participating.  With 77 athletes in the 7km race, the top three home were Tony Fogarty, Templemore A.C. (23.56), Liam Shanahan, Thurles Crokes A.C. (24.02) & John Fitzgibbon, Thurles Crokes A.C. (24.23). Top 3 Ladies were Aine Roche, Clonmel A.C. (19th in 27.29), Carmel Fitzgibbon, Thurles Crokes A.C. (20th in 27.38) & Phil Ryan, Ballynonty A.C. (27th in 28.38). In the 5km Fit4Life, we had 64 participants & the top 3 home were Aaron Quigley, Derg A.C. (17.19), Noel Marum, Portlaoise A.C. (17.27) & Trevor McCormack, Portlaoise A.C. (17.45). Top 3 Ladies were Ciara Cummins, Nenagh Olympic A.C. (5th in 20.22), Ann Marie Hayes, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. (8th in 21.36) & Sarah Healy,  Moyne A.C. (10th in 22.49). Well done to our 1k Juvenile Competitors – 1st Adam O’Dwyer, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C., 2nd Jerry Hayes, Dundrum A.C. , 3rd Cillian McDonagh & 4th Liam McDonagh, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. Well done also to our Club athletes who competed very well, Paddy Cummins (8th in 25.16), Shane Mullaney (9th in 25.28), Sean Healy (14th in 26.24) & Paul Bowe (23rd in 28.14).

A massive thanks to everyone for supporting our races, we hope you all enjoyed your run. Thanks to those who travelled from Antrim, Laois, Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick, Templemore, Clonmel, Cashel, Cahir, Thurles, Moyne, Nenagh, Ballingarry, Killenaule, Carrick-On-Suir, Fennor, Rahelty, Moyglass, Gortnahoe, Mullinahone, Golden, Coolquill, Borrisoleigh, Dundrum, Ballynonty, Fethard and all the local support too. Thanks also to all the helpers on the day with special thanks to Sean Hennessy for Bus Transport, Bannon’s Bar for providing the venue for the post race refreshments, Martina, Josephine & their assistants for all the wonderful catering, Donal Hayes for the Yogurts and Tully’s Gala for helping out with the water, all very much appreciated, Full results can be found at


A meeting of Moycarkey Coolcroo AC will take place on Thursday 10th September at 8.30pm in The Community Centre Littleton. Any interested members are welcome to attend.


Our Annual Church Gate Collection took place recently at all 3 parish churches. Thanks to all who supported the collection,  your very generous proceeds will go towards the running of the Club throughout the year.


Juvenile Cross Country Training for all age groups started on Thursday 27th August from 7pm to 8pm. There were great numbers in attendance on the night with both our young athletes & their parents taking to our newly mown track in the field beside the Moycarkey Borris Community & Sports Centre in Littleton. Training continues every Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8pm at the same venue. 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.


Moyne A.C. are holding the Official Opening of their new track on Saturday 12th September. Events will get underway at 1pm with the athletics programme starting at 2pm. There are a number of open events, confined events & 3 Invitational races, a Men’s 110mH race which sees Club athlete Daniel Ryan compete, a Women’s 800m race in which Ciara Everard will take part with her brother Eoin running in the Men’s Mile race. Irish TV will also be in attendance to record the day’s events for future airing. Everyone is invited to attend & enjoy the festivities & refreshments. We would like to take this opportunity to wish our neighbours, Moyne A.C. the very best of luck with their new track, may it bring them many happy years of success & enjoyment. See Programme of events & other information at


There are a number of AAI Coaching Courses coming up over the coming weeks. The Club has a number of members participating in these – Ken Maher & Daniel Ryan (Athletics Leader Course in Kilkenny on Saturday 5th September), Michael Mockler (Level 2 in Athlone on Saturday 5th September) & Paul Bowe (Assistant Coach Course in Kilkenny on Saturday 12th September). It really is great to see our Club members getting actively involved in the Club’s future generation of athletes. If anyone else is interested in getting involved, please contact Club Chairperson, Kay Cantwell at any of our training sessions. See list of Courses at


The 2015 Winter Coaching Series begins on Saturday 12th September in Cork I.T. with registration at 11am & session from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Cost per athlete for the Series is €25. Full information can be found


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


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.



  • Sat 12th – Official Opening of Moyne A.C. Track. Invitational 1 Mile, 800m & Hurdles races & open races. Come along & lend your support to our neighbouring Club on their magnificent new track.
  • Sun 13th – Crookstown Millview A.C. Open Cross Country @ 12 noon in Pikes Bridge, Narraghmore, Co. Kildare.
  • Sun 13th – Adamstown A.C. Open XC @ 12 noon in Adamstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
  • Sun 20th – Taghmon A.C. Open XC @ 12 noon in Poulmarle, Taghmon Village, Co. Wexford.
  • Sun 27th – Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon @ 11am in Clonmel.
  • Sun 27th – St. Senan’s A.C. Open Cross Country @ 1pm in Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny.
  • Wednesday 30th – County Tipperary Primary Schools Cross Country Championships in Thurles Crokes A.C. Grounds.


  • Sun 4th – County Juvenile Even Age & Novice Cross Country Championships followed by an Mixed Open 6km Race for adults in Moyglass (tbc).
  • Sun 18th – County Juvenile Uneven Age & Intermediate Cross Country Championship in the Turnpike, Two Mile Borris.
  • Sun 25th – Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 Cross Country Championships in Waterford (venue tbc).
  • Mon 26th – Dublin Marathon & AAI Championships


  • Sun 1st – County Masters & U/23 Cross Country Championships & County Juvenile Cross Country Relays in Thurles Crokes A.C. Grounds.
  • Sun 8th – Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross Country Championships in Beaufort, Co. Kerry.
  • Sun 15th – County Juvenile “B” & Novice “B” Cross Country Championships followed by Trials for the County Juvenile Cross Country Relay teams in Galbally.
  • Sun 22nd – GloHealth National Juvenile Even Age & Inter County Cross Country Championships (venue tbc).

Sun 29th – Munster Juvenile “B” & Intermediate Cross Country Championships in Tipperary (venue tbc).


  • Wed 2nd – County Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in Thurles Crokes A.C. Grounds.
  • Sun 6th – GloHealth National Novice & Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships (venue tbc).
  • Sun 13th – County Senior & Junior Cross Country Championships in LIT, Clonmel.


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