Good Tipperary performances at Munster juvenile cross country

The Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Intermediate Cross Country Championships took place in Castlelyons, Co. Cork on Sunday.

The Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Intermediate Cross Country Championships took place in Castlelyons, Co. Cork on Sunday.

Tipperary athletes fared well winning 1 Munster title (Boys U/9), 14 individual medals, 2 sets of Inter-Club medals both won by Nenagh Olympic A.C. in the Boys U/9 (gold) & U/17 (silver) & 4 sets of Inter-County team medals (1 silver & 3 bronze).

In the Boys U/9 race there was gold for Joe Egan, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. with Cian Hodgins, Nenagh Olympic A.C. in 6th, his team-mate, Tom Walsh in 7th & Aaron Coleman, Newport A.C. in 10th place. Nenagh Olympic A.C. took the Munster title in the Inter-Club competition on 65 points (Cian Hodgins, Tom Walsh, Zac Egan & Filip McIntyre) with Tipperary placing 2nd in the Inter-County competition on 52 points (Joe, Cian, Tom, Aaron, Aaron McLaughlin & Jake Bowe, Moyne A.C.).

Aimee Hayden, Newport A.C. won an individual medal in the Girls U/11 race when she placed 4th & Tipperary took bronze in the Inter-County competition (Aimee, Aoibhin Foley, Clonmel A.C., Kate Burke, Moyglass A.C., Rachel Leonard, Templemore A.C., Aoibheann Slattery, Nenagh Olymic A.C. & Emma Gleeson, Moyne A.C.). In the Boys U/11 race, Tipperary won a bronze Inter-County medal (Stephen Ferncombe, Dundrum A.C., Rory Grace, Nenagh Olympic A.C., Ben O’Sullivan, Newport A.C., Alex Reynolds, Nenagh Olympic A.C., Cillian McDonagh, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. & Jack Nevin, Templemore A.C.). In the Girls U/13 competition, Emma Coleman, Newport A.C. won an individual medal when she finished 5th overall. There were individual medals for both Joshua O’Dwyer, Dundrum A.C. & Jack Hickey, Moyne A.C. when they finished in 5th & 9th place overall in the Boys U/13 race. Ciara Cummins, Nenagh Olympic A.C. finished in 6th place in the Girls U/17 race with her team-mates, Cillian Cullagh & Darren Dunne finishing in 4th & 10th place in the Boys U/17 race. Nenagh Olympic A.C. also won silver in the Boys U/17 Inter-Club competition (Cillian, Darren, Niall McIntyre & Richie O’Donoghue) with Tipperary taking bronze in the Inter-County competition (Killian, Darren, Niall, Richie, Anthony Tobin, Clonmel A.C. & Cormac Dunne, Nenagh Olympic A.C.). In the Girls U/19 competition, Maedbh Moynihan, Clonmel A.C. was 5th with Cora Doyle, Moyne A.C. in 7th place. Tom Hennessy, Nenagh Olympic A.C. won silver in the Boys U/19 race. Congratulations & well done to all. Full results can be found at

County Juvenile “B” & Novice “B” Cross Country Date
The date for the forthcoming County Juvenile “B” & Novice “B” Cross Country Championships will be Sunday 24th November in the Middlepiece, Turnpike, Two Mile Borris. The “B” championship is confined to athletes who competed in the “A” Championships as well as newly registered athletes. All medallists in the “A” County, Munster & National Championships will be ineligible for the “B” Championships in the year of competition, an athlete who was entered in the A but was injured cannot run.


It is 3 to score in all categories

Medals will be awarded to the scoring members of the first three teams

The first ten (10) runners home at under 09 & 11 will be awarded medals


The 2013 Cross Country Distances are

Girls U9 600m Boys U9 600m

U11 1500m U11 1500m

U13 2500m U13 2500m

U15 3500m U15 3500m

Nenagh Olympic A.C. to host two further Open Indoor Competitions
Nenagh Olympic A.C. will be holding two Open Indoor Track & Field competitions in Nenagh Indoor Stadium. The first competition will be for athletes U/9 to U/12 & will take place on Saturday 7th December with the second competition for athletes U/13 to Junior taking place on Sunday 12th January 2014. Further details to follow.

Post Primary Schools Cross Country Competition
“Get Fit for your Team Sport”, Wednesday 20th November 2013 at 11.15am in Marlfield GAA Club, Clonmel. Races for 1st to 6th year students with individual & team prizes & overall prizes for best school. See more information at


Race Walking Workshop

An introductory workshop for coaches interested in race walking will take place at Morton Stadium, Santry on Saturday November 16th at 10.30am. This is open to all interested parties and no previous experience in race walking is required. The workshop will clarify the rules and explain the basics of the event. Coaches attending will be equipped to introduce the event to young athletes in their club. Ireland has won three IAAF World Championships medals in race walking in the last ten years. This is an event that provides an opportunity for success from the county championships to the highest level. If your club wants to provide this opportunity to your members this is the first step. Contact for details.

Sports Psychology Workshop

There will be a Sports Psychology Workshop taking place on Thursday 14th November in Clonmel. It takes place at the Bridge Centre next to the Dr Pat O Callaghan Sports Complex, Cashel Road, Clonmel (Next door to the running track) at 7-9pm and will be run by Canice Kennedy. It is open to all athletes and coaches aged 14+ and cost is €5 payable on the night at registration 6.45-7pm.

The workshop is entitled “Concentration for Competition” and aims to assist athletes & coaches prepare for big competitions by developing routines to reduce distractions and focus completely on the task in hand, thereby delivering consistent performances. Please pass on these details to all athletes & coaches in your clubs.

For further information please contact RDO Steven Macklin at 0876335565 or

National Combined Events Squad 2014
The first session of the National Combined Events Squad takes place in Morton Stadium, Santry on Sunday 17th November from 12.30pm to 4.30pm. Well done to Dan Finnerty, Nenagh Olympic A.C., Daniel & David Ryan & Jack Fallon, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. who have all been selected based on their great performances in National Combined Events competitions in 2013. See National Squad Details at

Munster Performance Squad 2013/2014

38 Tipperary athletes have been selected for the 2013/2014 Munster Performance Squad. The Squad Dates & Venues for 2013/2014 season have been confirmed as follows:

- Sat 30th Nov Cork IT 10am-2pm

- Sat 1st Feb Nenagh 10am-2pm

- Sun 9th March UL Track 10am-2pm

- Sun 13th April Cork IT 10am-2pm

 Don’t forget to confirm your place online by Friday 22nd November. Those not selected on the Performance Squads are encouraged to attend the Winter Coaching Series days along with their personal coaches. Details re dates will be available soon for 2014. Contact Chris Regan for further details on the Winter Coaching Series

Winter Coaching Series in Cork I.T.
The 4th session of the Winter Coaching Series took place on Saturday 9th November in Cork I.T., Bishopstown, Co. Cork. Tipperary was well represented by Carrick-On-Suir A.C., Clonmel A.C., Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. & Nenagh Olympic A.C. All athletes received T-Shirts, pens & High Viz jackets along with very fine coaching. It was a great finale to a wonderful series & we look forward to meeting up again in the New Year for another series. Further information can be found on the “Winter Coaching Series” Facebook page & their new Blog at

National Fixtures

AAI National Fixtures for 2014 are now available to view at together with all Munster & International fixtures.

Lost Property
A Community Games Gear bag was left behind at the recent County Juvenile Uneven Age & Intermediate Cross Country Championships in Powerstown Racecourse on Sunday 20th October. Please contact Mary Doyle on 086 3707583 for further information.
Upcoming Fixtures

Sun 17th November – National Juvenile Even Age & Novice Cross Country Championships in Santry Demesne, Dublin. Good luck to all our athletes who will be competing.

Sun 24th November - County Juvenile “B” & Novice “B” Cross Country Championships in the Turnpike, Two Mile Borris at 12 noon.

Sun 1st December – Munster Juvenile “B” & Masters Cross Country Championships in Beaufort, Co. Kerry.

Wed 4th December – County Tipperary Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in Thurles Crokes Complex at 12 noon.

Sun 8th December – County Junior & Senior Cross Country Championships in Dundrum.

Sun 15th December – National Juvenile Uneven Age & Intermediate Cross Country Championships in WIT Sports Centre, Waterford.