Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C News – October 2014

The Club hosted the County Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships on Sunday 5th October in the Middlepiece. Our thanks to Donal Hayes for the use of his lands, to all who helped set up the course last Saturday & to all who assisted on the day.  Joe Egan took 2nd place in the Boys U/10 race with David Costigan 16th, Jack Hayes 21st, Louis Coughlan 28th & Ronan O’Dwyer 32nd. The team finished in 4th place overall. In the Boys U/12 race, Stephen Walsh was the first athlete home for the Club in 16th place with brothers Oisin & Rian Martin in 25th & 31st place. The O’Dwyer brothers, Adam & Ben both scored 4th place finishes in the Boys U/14 & U/16 races with Bill O’Keefe in 13th place in the Boys U/16 race. In the Girls U/10 competition, our team finished in 4th place. Sarah Corcoran was first home for the Club in 14th place with Caitlin & Ciara Shelly in 17th & 21st places, Lucy O’Keefe in 42nd, Aeidin Johnston in 47th & Shauna Flanagan in 49th place. Congratulations & well done to our 17 athletes who proudly represented the Club on the day.

Our Novice men were also in action in the County Novice 6km Race at the same venue & they competed very well finishing in 4th place overall in the team competition behind Thurles Crokes A.C., Coolquill A.C. & Dundrum A.C. Paddy Cummins was first home for the Club in an excellent 5th place (21.42mins) with Sean Healy close behind in 7th place (21.59mins). Next home was Paul Bowe in 32nd place (25.20mins) with Donal Donnelly in 39th place (26.29mins). It was great to see the Club represented in this Novice competition. Well done to all four men & keep up the good work.



Well done to all our athletes who competed for their various schools at the recent Tipperary Primary Schools Cross Country Championships. Over 2,800 school children took part on the day with the competition being televised by Irish TV. There were gold medal wins for Joe Egan (3rd/4th Major Schools) & Adam O’Dwyer (5th & 6th Large Schools).  Other notable performances came from Stephen Walsh (5th in 3rd/4th Large Schools) with his Two Mile Borris School team in 3rd place, Sarah Corcoran (8th in 3rd/4th Large Schools) with her Two Mile Borris School team in 3rd place & Dillon Ryan (9th in 5th/6th Large Schools) with his Two Mile Borris School team in 2nd place. Full results at


Cross Country training takes place every Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8pm in the Middlepiece, Two Mile Borris. New athletes & help always welcome.


The County Tipperary Cross Country Development Squad takes place every Saturday @ 10.30am in Thurles Crokes A.C. Grounds. The sessions will be led by Madeline Loughnane of Thurles Crokes A.C. We would encourage all our budding Cross Country athletes to attend.


Don’t forget that Athletics Ireland Child Welfare Tutor, Kieren Stout will be holding a Child Welfare Course for all parents/coaches/adult members of the Club. The Course will take place on Wednesday 15th October in the Littleton Sports Centre from 7pm to 10pm. It is important that everyone attends as Child Welfare is an important part of athletics & everyone should be as informed as possible in this area.


  • Wed 8th October – Javelin Workshop in Castleisland, Co. Kerry from 7pm to 9pm.
  • Sat 11th October – Shot Putt & High Jump Workshop in Borrisokane A.C. from 11am to 1.30pm. For all coaches & athletes of appropriate age & cost is 5 euro.
  • Wed 22nd October – Strength & Conditioning Workshop in Cork I.T. from 7pm to 9pm.
  • Thurs 13th November – Sports Psychology Workshop in Clonmel from 7pm to 9pm.


  • Sun 19th October – County Juvenile Uneven Age & Intermediate Cross Country Championships @ 12 noon in Moyglass.
  • Sun 26th October – Munster Juvenile Even Age, U/23 & Novice Cross Country Championships in the Turnpike, Two Mile Borris.
  • Sun 2nd November – County Juvenile Relays & Masters Cross Country Championships @ 12 noon in Thurles Crokes A.C. Grounds.
  • Sun 9th November – Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Intermediate Cross Country Championships in Newmarket-On-Fergus, Co. Clare.
  • Sun 16th November – County Juvenile “B” & Novice “B” Cross Country Championships @ 12 noon in Moyne.
  • Sun 23rd November – AAI Inter-County & Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships.
  • Sun 30th November – Munster Juvenile “B” & Masters Cross Country Championships in Carrig na BhFear, Co. Cork.
  • Wed 3rd December – County Tipperary Post Primary Schools Cross Country Championships in Thurles Crokes A.C. Grounds.
  • Sun 7th December – AAI Novice & Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships.
  • Sun 14th December – County Junior & Senior Cross Country Championships @ 12 noon in Clonmel.


The Munster Schools Combined Events Championships will take place on Wednesday 5th November in Nenagh Indoor Stadium @ 11am. See Munster Schools Website at The All Ireland Schools Combined Events Championships take place on Saturday 15th November in AIT Arena with the Schools International in the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on Saturday 13th December. National Combined Events Squad Sessions will take place on Sunday 2nd November from 11am to 3pm in Nenagh Indoor Stadium & Sunday 7th December from 11am to 3pm in Tallaght. Squad details to be confirmed shortly.

Sessions will take place from 11am to 2pm in AIT Arena on the following days: Saturday 25th October, Saturday 8th November & Saturday 6th December. For more information, contact Pat Power at
October 8th in the Source Arts Centre, Thurles – An inspirational story about an adventurer who lost his sight at 22 but who took part in many marathons & ultra marathons including a race to the South Pole. See more information at

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