Action-Packed Weekend for Dundrum AC

June 17, 2024


The Moycarkey Coolcroo AC 5k was held in Friday, June 14th in Littleton. It was a nice evening for a racing and we had three club athletes compete. First home for the club was 29th Linda Grogan in a great time of 18:46 and was 4th Woman and 1st O40. She was followed by 41st Paudie Coen 19:34 and 116th John Barry 25:48.


The Ger Mullane 10k and 5k was held on Friday, June 14th in Bilboa and hosted by Bilboa AC. It was a nice sunny evening with humid conditions. We had 10 athletes compete in the 10k race. First home for the club was 5th Dymphna Ryan in 36:06 and she was followed closely by 6th Aisling Ryan 36:25. It was a battle between the two to claim first and second with Dymphna claiming 1st Woman and Aisling 2nd Woman. Fantastic times and overall placing from both over a challenging course. Next, we had 10th Gerry O'Neill 37:44, 27th Jim Halley 41:50, 28th Val Farrell 42:01, 45th John Kelly 44:58, 49th Tony Delaney 45:39, 56th Mairead Julian 46:44, 63rd Denise Compton 47:20 and 126th Pat Hayes 58:11.


Tipp's Fittest Superstars with Davy Fitzgerald was held on Saturday, June 15th in Cashel Rugby Grounds and hosted by Cashel Rugby and Cashel King Cormacs GAA. It was a very wet day which made the course slippery. We had club athletes on two teams. Club member Darren Gayson competed with Stephen Flanagan of Moyne AC, Mary Burke and Adrian O'Dwyer and were sponsored by Little Treasures Creche owners Anita and Andrian O'Dwyer. They done very well on all obstacles and made some great time over the 10ft wall. They held first place all day and gained a further advantage on the final round which led to their victory and winning the €3,000 prize fund. We also had a team called Dundrum AC with club members Michael Ryan and John Ryan, along with Aoife Byrne from Rosegreen and Raphael Renard from Brittany, France who both work with Michael. They performed well but missed out on making the final.


The Munster Juvenile U14-U19 Track and Field Championships were held in Waterford RSC over the 14th and 15th of June. We had two athletes compete over the weekend. The Saturday was very wet and the Sunday was nice weather. On the Saturday Albert Maher was 7th in the Boys U14 800m and Ruby Maher was 5th in the Girls U17 3,000m. Albert ran on the Sunday in the Boys U14 1,500m and was 4th. Great running from two great juvenile athletes.

Featured Image: Dundrum AC's Dymphna Ryan who won the Ger Mullane 10k in Bilboa, Limerick.

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