Tipperary athletes do well in Munster indoors at Nenagh

Juvenile Athletics

Juvenile Athletics

The Munster Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships was held in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Sunday. T

ipperary athletes fared well in all sections of the Championships winning 5 gold, 8 silver & 12 bronze medals in individual competitions with Nenagh Olympic A.C. winning gold in the Junior Men’s 4 x 200m Relay.

In the sprint & hurdles events, Oisin Fitzpatrick, Nenagh Olympic A.C. won bronze in the Junior Men’s 60m & 60m Hurdles, Leanne Prout, Carrick-On-Suir A.C. won bronze in the Junior Women’s 200m with Eimear Lynch, Newport A.C. winning silver & Margaret Mary Grace, Nenagh Olympic A.C. winning bronze in the U/23 Women’s 200m. Kelly Ann Doyle, Carrick-On-Suir A.C. won silver in the Junior Women’s 400m with Eimear Lynch & Margaret Mary Grace winning silver & bronze in the U/23 Women’s 400m. Nenagh Olympic A.C. took gold in the Junior Men’s 4 x 200m Relay.

In the middle distance competitions, Nenagh Olympic A.C. scored double gold in the Junior 800m races with Aoife Deering, winning the Junior Women’s 800m & Tom Hennessy winning the Junior Men’s race. Patrick Hughes, Thurles Crokes A.C. was 3rd in the U/23 Men’s 800m. In the Junior Men’s 1500m, Sean Tobin, Clonmel A.C. won gold with his team-mate, Michael Carey in 2nd place. Tipperary athletes were also prominent in the Walks with Sarah Ryan, Templemore A.C. placing 3rd in the Junior Women’s 3km Walk & Evan Lynch & Aaron Egan, Clonmel A.C. winning silver & bronze in the Junior Men’s 5km Walk.

In the field events, Simon Archer, Templemore A.C. won bronze in the Junior Men’s High Jump with Deirbhile Ryan, Nenagh Olympic A.C. & Coleen Nevin, Borrisokane A.C. winning silver & bronze in the Junior Girl’s Triple Jump. Aoife Bartley, Carrick-On-Suir A.C. won gold in the U/23 Women’s Triple Jump with Oisin Fitzpatrick & Darren Prout, Carrick-On-Suir A.C. winning silver & bronze in the Junior Men’s Triple Jump. Amanda Nevin, Borrisokane A.C. took the Munster title in the U/23 Women’s Long Jump with Deirbhile Ryan winning bronze in the Junior Women’s Shot Putt & her team-mate, Mark Tierney taking silver in the Junior Men’s Shot Putt. Congratulations & well done to all.

Full results can be found at www.tipperaryathletics.com.


Thurs 10th – County Tipperary Athletics Board AGM in Horse & Jockey Hotel at 7pm.

Sat 12th – County U/13 to Junior Indoor Championships in Nenagh Indoor Stadium. See Order of Events at www.tipperaryathletics.com.

Sun 13th – Munster Juvenile Relays, Junior & Senior Cross Country Championships in Limerick Racecourse. Good luck to all our teams taking part.

Sat 19th – Nenagh Olympic A.C. are hosting an Open Indoor Competition for U9-U12 athletes. The aim is to give younger children a run before the Munster Championships in early Feb. The event will be run similar to the County Indoors. There will be a flat charge of 5 euro per person at the door which will cover everything including entry fees for all events. Volunteers from participating clubs will be required to help run the event.

Sat 26th - Woodie’s DIY AAI Juvenile, Junior, Senior & Masters Combined Events Championships in AIT Arena, Athlone.

Munster Star Awards Banquet 2012
Congratulations to the following athletes who will all receive Munster Star Awards for 2012:-

Deirbhile Ryan, Nenagh Olympic A.C. - Tipperary Juvenile Indoor

Michael Quilligan, Nenagh Olympic A.C. – Tipperary Juvenile Indoor

Amanda Nevin, Borrisokane A.C. – U/23 Women’s Indoor

Kevin Moore, Dundrum A.C. – U/23 Men’s Cross Country

Brian Murphy, Carrick-On-Suir A.C. – Novice Men’s Cross Country

Angela McCann, Clonmel A.C. – Master Women’s Cross Country

Nenagh Olympic A.C. – Best Overall Munster Juvenile Indoor Club

This Banquet will be held on Saturday 26th January 2013 in the Rathkeale House Hotel, Rathkeale, Co. Limerick. Tickets cost €35 each & can be purchased from Mossie Woulfe & Anne Cullinane. For accommodation, contact Rathkeale House Hotel on (069) 63333 (quoting reference “Munster Awards”).

Munster Convention 2013
The Munster Convention will be held on Friday 1st February 2013 at 7.30pm in Ennis, Co. Clare. Please send Motions & Nominations to Esther Fitzpatrick, Administration Secretary on or before Friday 11th January 2013 (E-mail to efitzpatrick@munsterathletics.com or post to Esther at  “Aisling”, Daisy Park, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co. Cork).