Moyne AC Club Notes

January 29, 2024

National Combined Events Championships

The club had two u14 athletes travel to the national indoor arena in Abbotstown to participate in the National Combined Events Championship, where the Munster medals would also be decided. This is a challenging competition, where athletes must run, throw and jump in five different events and the club were delighted to be represented by Helen Renehan and Gerard Delaney.

The first event for both athletes was the 60m hurdles where Helen ran a time of 12.35s. She followed this up with a solid shot putt of 6.21m and an excellent clearance at 1.33m PB in the high jump. In the long jump event, she recorded a best of 3.52m. PB. The final event was the 800m, where Helen toed the line in the first heat, finishing in a time of 3.04.68. This left Helen with a total of 1587 points in 19th place at the end of the competition, and two new PB’s in both the long jump and the high jump. Congratulations Helen on your first pentathlon and I’m sure we’ll see more from this super young athlete in the coming months.Gerard Delaney, has some experience with this type of event having competed in the 2022 outdoor Munster combined event championships, where he scored 728 points. He also started his day with the 60m hurdles where he clocked a time of 12.19s. He followed this up with a very consistent performance in the long jump, with a best jump of 3.75m. In the shot putt, Gerard improved over his three throws, finishing with a third throw of 7.25m. Gerards penultimate event is a strength for him, and he jumped 1.37m on the day, just 3cm short of the jump that earned him a national silver medal last year. Finally, he competed in the 800m with a time of 3.14.42 and a total points of 995 in 12th place. Well done Gerard.

National Combined Events; Gerard Delaney.
National Combined Events; Gerard Delaney.

AI Games, Abbottstown.

Katie Bergin made a quick return to competition after her super performance of a week previous at National U/23 Championships. Drawn in Heat Two of the six heats and again out in lane six Katie gave what is now becoming her trademark fast start opened a three to four metre gap and maintained it to the finish from Lauren McCourt Bandon AC, in a new indoor PB of 24.46s., this was the fastest time of all six heats and twenty nine competitors, another win under her belt. Next up for Katie are the Universities Indoor Championships in Abbotstown on Saturday, 10th. February and National Senior Championships the following weekend 17th./18th. February. Five PB's so far in eight races, well done.

Seville Half Marathon

Moyne AC’s Orla Healy competed in her first half marathon a distance of 21.2km in an excellent time of 01:30:42. An amazing time from Orla at the first attempt. This fast and flat course takes runners on a tour of the city showing off some of Seville’s most iconic landmarks. Well done, Orla.

Seville Half Marathon. L-R; Elizabeth Maher, Galway City Harriers AC. Orla Healy. Moyne AC.
Seville Half Marathon. L-R; Elizabeth Maher, Galway City Harriers AC. Orla Healy. Moyne AC.

40th. Raheny 5 Miler 2024.

Brian Carroll travelled to Dublin on Sunday morning to compete in the Raheny 5 miler. This race is one of the most competitive road races in the country with over 4,200 runners crossing the line. Brian ran a PB of 31.57 to finish in an excellent 423rd position and 93rd in his age category.

Juvenile Training Session Nenagh Indoor Track.

Over forty juvenile athletes travelled to Nenagh Indoor Track on Sunday morning last to take part in a training session, sprints middle distance, shot, long jump and relays. it was a great opportunity for athletes and coaches to prepare for upcoming County and Munster Championships. Thanks to Nenagh Olympic for the use of the track and all the parents who had an early start.

Upcoming Fixtures.

Sat. 3rd. Feb. NIA Live Juv., Nenagh Indoor Track. Sold Out.

Mon. 5th. Feb. Munster U/20, U/23 Sen. & Masters T&F Championships. Nenagh.

Wed. 7th. Feb. Club Meeting. 8.30pm. Clubhouse.

Sat. 10th. Feb. Universities Indoor T&F Championships. Abbottstown, Dublin

Sun. 11th. Feb. National Intermediate & Juvenile B C.C. Championships. Dundalk.

Sat. 17th & Sun. 18th Feb. National Senior Indoor T&F Championships, Abbottstown. Dublin.

Featured Image: Juvenile Training in Nenagh

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