Moycarkey Coolcroo AC: Remembering Sheila Healy

March 25, 2024

Sheila Healy an Appreciation

The club were deeply saddened upon hearing of the passing of our club Patron for over 30 years Sheila Healy née O'Sullivan, RIP. She was held in high regard in the parish as the large numbers that paid respect to her can attest. One of the last remaining links to our founding members back in 1936. Matriarch of the Healy family who were instrumental in the formation of Coolcroo. Sheila was born on the 7th of July 1925 in Castletownbere. Tom Healy was a prominent runner with Coolcroo at the time of their meeting and referred to by the renowned athlete John Joe Barry in his book (The Ballincurry Hare) as 'the thoroughbred of human racing' Tom chose to race around the Cork City area during their courtship on one occasion he won the mile event at the Cork City Sports and then cycled the 120km distance afterwards to meet Sheila. Sheila always kept on eye on athletics her last duty as our club patron was when she presented the prize winners to our Annual Road race back in 2016.A strong, caring, independent woman who will be a big loss to the Parish, Ar Dheis dé go raibh a h-anam dilís. To finish with a line spoken by her son Brendan at her eulogy which was originally written for his late brother Phillip which can now apply in respect to both of them '' No sadness, No tears among you, for I am Safe here with my Tom of Coolcroo''.

Tipperary Novice Road Results 

The start of the County Road Season got underway in Moyne last Sunday March 24th. Coming into these Championships Coolcroo were the defending champions and looking to defend their title. The mens distance was 6km, first home for the club pushing near the front all the way was Matthew Ryan with a very good run winning County Silver in 2nd place in a time of 19mins&38seconds. Next in past the line was John Fograrty running well too in 16th place in a time of 22 even. Next two runners home making their return to the club both having ran previously as Juvenile athletes were Donie Bergin in 43rd in 24:46 & Matthew Shortall in 44th place in 25:02, Amongst a stacked field of 13 teams the club gave their all and finished a creditable 8th place Well done lads, The next race in the County calendar will the Tipp Intermediate in Galbally on Sunday March 31st followed by the County Senior 10km on the 7th of April in Templemore. Best of Luck to all running.

Fit4life Group Returning in 2 Weeks

We are Starting back up our Fit4life Group.
Beginning on Monday April 8th at 7:30pm,Training will take place from our club grounds in Littleton Eircode( E41 A0V5 ).We welcome All levels of fitness, Walking, jogging & running, Our objective is to work towards a 9 week programme with the aim of taking part in our Annual 5km Road Race on the 14th of June. Training will take place twice a week Mondays at 7:30pm & Saturdays @ 5pm at a cost of €2 per session. You do not need to be a member of a club to join us All are Welcome. Qualified coaches include current athletes Mossy Bracken & Matthew Ryan who have both ran multiple marathons.

Juvenile Training 

We will be taking a break for the Easter Holidays and will return to training on Tuesday April 9th @ 7pm.

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