Limerick Leader Weekly Athletics Notes

Verena Tarpey


Verena Tarpey


Limerick Leader Weekly Athletics Notes

Mooreabbey Milers at the County 10 Mile last Sunday

Cross Country season is upon us and this Sunday will see the juveniles taking part in the 4 x 500m relays in UL. Entries through your club secretary as no entries can be taken on the day. The senior, intermediate and juvenile even ages will be the following weekend, Sunday 22nd hosted by Bilboa AC.

Kilmallock AC will the Masters, novice and uneven age County Championships on Sunday, 13th October in Bulgaden. The Munster even, novice and U23 championships will take place in Limerick on Sunday, 20th October.

The Munster uneven and senior championships will be in Cork on Sunday, November 10th. The Munster Masters and juvenile and inter club relays will be held in Kerry on Sunday, 17th November

Upcoming training courses

Athletics Ireland will be running a Level 2 course in Athlone Institute of Technology.

The coaching course will take place over three weekends – October 12/13, November 16/17 and November 30/December 1 - 9am to 5pm all days.

Level 2 is open to those active coaches who have completed Level 1 or are assimilated at Level 1 and have a min. of 1 years coaching experience at Level 1. Registration for this course can be done via Contact person: Pat Ryan


Mungret celebrated 1 year of Parkruns last Saturday. Kevin O’Grady of Dooneen AC was first home followed by Dooneen’s Shane O’Sullivan and Thomas McCarthy in third. Louise Matthews, also Dooneen was first woman home, Jenni Molyneaux in second and Olivia Keane in third.

UL Boathouse Parkrun was won by Eoghan Slattery, Country Club AC runner Niall Bennis in second and Dónal Ó’Conaill in third. Antoinette Coleman was first woman home, followed by Yvonne Deegan and Karen Raine.

Upcoming Fixtures

Charleville International half marathon will take place on the 15th September at 10am. This event sells out quickly every year. The Limerick women’s mini marathon will take place on September 29th at 12pm in UL. “Race your pace” 10 or 20 miles, 5 October, Quinn, Co. Clare

The St Michael’s Rowing Club Urban Run 5K & 10K, 6th October, 2pm

Dooneen AC

Kerryman Dingle Marathon : This event took place on Saturday, with over 2,500 participants over both races. First home for Dooneen in the half-marathon on his first outing at the distance was Cian Aherne in 1:29:16, followed by Mike Griffin in 1:35:47, Karen O’Flynn in 1:40:20, and Kate Twohig in 1:58:29. Well done to everybody who took part.

Simplyhealth Great North Run : Around 57,000 people took part in the 39th edition of this half-marathon in Newcastle on Sunday. Well done to Ger Meehan, who, lining up at the event for the 23rd time, recorded a time of 2:04:49 for the journey from Newcastle to South Shields.

Mooreabbey Milers

13: Thirteen was the magic number last Sunday as 12 Milers took to the locals roads for the County 10 Mile Road Championship and kept 13 of the county medals at home in Galbally.

Out representing the club was Tom Blackburn, Willie O Donoghue, Gerard Hanley, Damien Holian, Robert Cunningham, Marie O'Shea, Mary Louise Ryan, Martina Moloney, Dariusz Gazdowicz, Mary Pyke, John Hayes and Paddy Bourke.

Medal winners in the ladies we had category gold for Mary Louise Ryan and Marie O'Shea and category bronze for Martina Moloney and Mary Pyke, with Marie, Mary Louise and Martina also taking the team bronze medal. In the men's we had a category gold from Tom Blackburn and Willie O Donoghue while Damien Holian took a category bronze. Our mens B team Robert Cunningham, Dariusz Gazdowicz and John Hayes took the team silver.

Club chairperson Patricia Ryan was RD for the race with her army of club helpers.

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