Moyne AC News: European Masters, Success at County Level, and Community Support

March 25, 2024

European Master Indoor Championships 2024.

What a week it was for Ber Spillane who represented Ireland at the European Master Indoor Championships in Toruń, Poland during the week. Ber opened up her week with the 60m on Tuesday going to the line with athletes from Poland, Germany, Bulgaria, Greece and Great Britain. Ber stormed out of the blocks to finish in 7th place in her heat with a time of 8.64. Ber had Wednesday to recover before she made the trip back to the arena to compete in the 200m on Thursday. Once again Ber ran excellently finishing in 5th place in her heat with a seasons best time of 29.29. This time put Ber 12th overall. It is not every day you can say you represented Ireland at a European championship never mind finishing 11th (60m) and 12th (200m) and overall. Congrats Ber.

County Novice Road Championships

On Sunday the County Tipperary Road Championships began in Moyne with the Novice competition. A crisp spring morning with a light breeze gave ideal running conditions for the athletes. The 31 ladies were tasked with 3km. We were represented by three ladies in this race. Orla Healy started strong going with the chasing pack from the onset, Orla worked really hard all the way around and closed excellently to take home a silver medal. Next home for Moyne was Angela Fogarty who had made a bright return to racing. Angela showed her strength and experience to finish in 8th position. The next member of the Moyne AC ladies team across the line was Edel Delaney. Edel finished in an excellent 12th position. The ladies ran so well and put themselves in a great position for a team prize. Once the results were tallied it was announced that the ladies had finished in 2nd place with 22 point. An excellent achievement from the ladies team.

Next up was the men’s race with a large field of 59 men. The men had 6km to complete. As the race began a light shower descended over Moyne. Dylan McLaughlin made his senior road debut for Moyne AC, running a well paced race to finish in 8th position in a time of 21.01. Next home for Moyne AC was Patrick Bowe in an impressive 21st position in a time of 22.47. Brian Carroll was the next Moyne AC man around the circuit finishing just behind Patrick in 23rd position in a time of 22.59. Brendan Delaney was the fourth Moyne AC man over the line in 35th position. The lads ran very well and finished 5th team overall.

Next up for our senior road runners is the County Intermediate Road Championship in Galbally next Sunday. Please get your entries into the what’s app group ASAP.

Streets of Kilkenny 5k.

Best of luck to all of the athletes competing in the streets of Kilkenny 5k on Thursday evening.

All Ireland Juvenile Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Well done to Maebh O’Shea who jumped 1.15m in the girls u12 high jump at the national juvenile indoor championships in Athlone on Saturday. This great jump helped Maebh to finish joint 11th. Well done Meabh. Time to switch focus to the outdoors.

Presentation to Moyne Templetuohy Historical Society and Blood Bike Mid West.

On Saturday we presented cheques to Moyne Templetuohy Historical Society and to the Blood Bike Mid West group. The groups were presented with €640 each. This money was raised at our Christmas morning mile. Thank you to all those that donated for such good causes.

Split the bucket.

Congrats to Cait and James Ryan who won €119 in this weeks split the bucket draw. The ticket was drawn by Noelle Dempsey. Envelopes are available in the clubhouse, Quinlan's pub and Tigh Maighne or join online today at moyneathleticclub.com. The draw takes place each Friday after training. We thank you for your kind support.

Featured Image: Brian Carroll, Pakie Bowe, Brendan Delaney and Dylan McLoughlin fifth team overall in County novice in Moyne on Sunday last.