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Busy week at Moyne Athletics Club

Moyne AC U13 girls team at the National Juvenile B Cross Country at Dundalk IT last Sunday

All Ireland Juvenile “B” Cross Country Championships
The final race of the cross-country season took place in Dundalk IT on Sunday, February 3. Moyne AC had 23 juvenile athletes entered on the day, however due to illness and traffic delays due to road collision, a few athletes sadly missed out on competing on the day. These athletes were Jack Gleeson, Denis Brolan and Shane Moloney. First up were the U/11 Girls running 1,000m. Alana Spillane ran a great race finishing in 11th place and earning herself a national individual bronze medal. Alana was followed home by Dearbhla Gleeson 70th, Ruth Phelan 73rd and Meabh Leahy 90th. The club finished 9th in the team competition with Alana, Dearbhla and Ruth on the Tipperary team that finished 7th. The U/11 Boys also ran 1,000m and were led home by Billy Gleeson in 44th position, with Jack Reddan 56th, Jim O’Neill 62nd, Rógan Lyons 65th and Bill Cussen 87th. The Boys finished 11th in the team competition with Billy and Jack members of the Tipperary team that finished 6th. Next up were U/13 Girls, running 1,500m with Amy Reddan finishing in 48th, Saoirse Doran 58th, Aisling O’Loughlin 72nd and Blathnaid Lloyd 90th. The club finished 11th overall with Amy and Saoirse on the Tipperary team that finished 5th. David Doyle led the U/13 boys’ home in an excellent 15th place, Jack Flanagan followed in 44th, Adam Phelan 51st, Frank Doyle 63rd and Paddy Cussen 71st.  These boys finished just outside the medals for Tipperary in 4th place with the club team finishing in 6th. Mary & Tomás Cussen were our only competitors in the U/15 races, running 2,500m, Mary finished in 30th and Tomás finished 37th. Well done to all athletes for competing!


All Ireland Master Cross Country Championships
Angela Fogarty was our lone athlete competing in the National Masters Cross Country Championships in Dundalk IT on Sunday. Still a novice in terms of competing at national level, Angela gave a performance that showed plenty of guts and determination to finish 34th overall and third Tipperary athlete across the line. When breaking down the field into the various categories of competition Angela was a top 12 finished in the O/35 section in 12th place. What an achievement at this level of competition. It was hard luck on Angela and the rest of the Tipperary squad as they just missed out on national medals finishing fourth in the inter-county competition.


Munster Senior & Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships
These championships take place in the Nenagh Olympic Indoor Stadium next weekend and the club will be represented in both the ladies and mens competitions. 23 athletes will don the green and gold at the event and we wish them all the very best of luck. Competing are Jack Hickey, Sean Burke, Ray Power, Richie Daly, TJ Gleeson, Brendan Delaney, Tom Percy, Stephen Flanagan, Bernadette Spillane, Sinead Tynan, Brigid Gleeson, Edel Delaney, Liz Power, Kate Harrison, Siobhan Power, Sharon Cantwell, Louise Fogarty, Lorraine Healy, Aisling Maher, Katie Bergin, Caoilinn Smith, Aisling O'Dwyer and Emma Gleeson.
Munster U/9-U/11 Indoor Track & Field Championships
These championships take place this weekend in the Nenagh Olympic Indoor Stadium with the following athletes entered – Billy Gleeson, Ruth Phelan, Eleanor Doyle and Ciara Joyce. We wish all the athletes the very best of luck.


County Tipperary Star Awards
Club members will be honoured at the County Tipperary Star Awards in the Horse & Jockey Hotel on Friday night next, February 8 starting at 7.30pm. Being presented with certificates will be Munster Indoor F35 400mts Record Breaker (1.19.92) - Edel Delaney, National Masters 4 x 400mts Champions and 4 x 200mts Indoor National Bronze Medallists - Kate Harrison, Brigid Gleeson, Bernadette Spillane and Edel Delaney and Aaron Moore as part of the Tipperary U/14 Cross Country Team that won silver at the National Cross Country Championships. Congratulations to all on their achievements.