Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C Notes – Oct 20th


Well done to all our athletes who competed at the County Juvenile Uneven Age & Intermediate Cross Country Championships on Sunday 19th October in Moyglass. Our Boys U/9 had great success with individual medals for David Costigan (3rd) & Jack Hayes (7th) with Louie Coughlan 13th & Mark Drohan 39th & with these excellent placings, the team won a bronze medal. Not to be outdone by the boys, we also had excellent representation & results from our Girls U/9 with individual medals for Sarah Corcoran (5th), Sophie Coughlin (7th) & Ciara Shelly (12th) & 3rd team prize for the girls with Caoimhe Fitzgibbon helping the team by finishing in 16th place. Our second Girls U/9 team also did very well placing 5th overall with Rebecca Danagher (22nd), Kaithlyn Flanagan (23rd), Aoife Shelly (27th) & Holly Keily (35th) all running very well. In the Boys U/11 competition, Stephen Walsh had a great run to come home in 13th place, just outside the medals with Ronan O’Dwyer (35th) & Oisin Martin (37th) also running well. Our Girls U/11 competed well with Aeidin Johnston in 40th, Lucy O’Keefe in 41st & Shauna Flanagan in 45th place. Adam O’Dwyer put in a strong performance in the Boys U/13 race to place an excellent 4th & win an individual medal with good runs from newcomers, Cathal Corcoran in 32nd place & Rian Martin in 35th place. In the Boys U/15 race, our 3 athletes put in great efforts with Ben O’Dwyer finishing in 15th place with Darragh Fitzgibbon in 23rd & Bill O’Keefe in 24th place.

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In the Intermediate Men’s race, we had two representatives, Shane Mullaney making his very welcome return home to the Club again & Paddy Cummins. Shane finished in 10th place with Paddy in 22nd place. Well done to both athletes on finishing so well.


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 Club will be hosting the Munster Juvenile Even Age & Novice Cross Country Championships in the Middlepiece, Two Mile Borris on Sunday 26th October. Help will be required in setting up the course on Saturday morning so if anyone is available to help, please contact Michael Mockler. Also, if anyone has a few hours to spare on Sunday, perhaps you could come along to cheer our athletes on in our local venue. First race starts at 11.30am.


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.


Many thanks to all the Club members who attended the Child Protection in Sport Awareness Workshop in Littleton Sports Centre on Wednesday 15th October (thanks to Kay Cantwell for the lovely comfy surroundings & the refreshments, much appreciated). Thanks also to Athletics Ireland tutor, Kieron Stout who gave an excellent, highly informative & very practical course on the night. Keep up to date with all Child Welfare issues on the Athletics Ireland Child Welfare page at the link below.

Munster Athletics have organised a Child Welfare & Garda Vetting Talk for Friday 21st November 2014 @ 7.30pm in the Garda College, Templemore, Co. Tipperary. The evening is intended to be an informative & practical one, dealing with Child Welfare & Garda Vetting topics which are essential & mandatory for every County Board & Club to be familiar with in our current society. The speaker will be the very experienced Athletics Ireland Child Welfare Tutor, Kieron Stout & the talk will last approximately an hour & a half. As Child Welfare becomes an increasingly important element in our sport, it would be ideal if all Tipperary Clubs could have their Child Welfare Officers present (or at least one representative) so that all Clubs are up to date with all relevant information.


  • 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.
  • North Tipp Primary Schools Indoor Competition


Thursday 6th November in Nenagh Indoor Stadium @ 10am. Details have now gone out to all Primary Schools in North Tipperary. The competition is for children in 4th,

5th & 6th Class who attend schools in North Tipperary. Full details at

  • Nenagh Olympic A.C. Open Indoor Competitions

Nenagh Olympic A.C. will be holding two Open Indoor Competitions (subject to permit approval) in December & January . The first one will take place on Saturday 6th December for athletes U/9 to U/12 & the second competition on Sunday 11th January 2015 for athletes U/13 to Junior. 2015 ages will apply to both competitions. More details to follow shortly.


  • 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. These Championships will also incorporate the Country Trials for the Munster Juvenile Cross Country Relays. It has been decided to run 8 races AFTER the County Juvenile Relays and BEFORE the Masters races in Thurles Crokes A.C. Grounds. There will be 2 X U/10 G+B 250m races and 6 X G+B 500m races for U/12, U/14 and U/16 age groups.

  • 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. All Schools have now been notified & all athletes must be pre-entered this year. 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

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