Moyne AC Shines at Irish Runner 5k and Schools T&F Championships

May 20, 2024

Irish Runner 5k.

On Saturday morning Moyne had four ladies who made their way to the Phoenix Park in Dublin to take part in the Irish Runner 5k which is part of the Athletics Ireland Race Series. This race also included the national 5k road championships. Conditions were ideal. Sharon Cantwell led the way for the Moyne AC ladies finishing in 176th position in a time of 18.33. Next across the line for Moyne AC was Orla Healy in 234th, with a time of 19.10, followed by Eileen Ely in 258th position with a time of 19.31. Eileen finished an excellent 5th in her age category on her Moyne AC debut. Louise Fogarty was next home for Moyne AC in 319th position with a time of 20.09.

In the overall team competition, the ladies finished in an excellent 6th place overall. With three to score, Sharon’s, Orla’s and Eileen’s gun times were combined to get 57.53. Well done ladies on the great performances. It is brilliant to see a Moyne AC team in contention on the national stage. There were 1674 finishers on the day, these results show the depth of talent Moyne AC has, with all the ladies finishing in the top 320.

Munster Schools T&F Championship.

On Saturday Moyne AC had two athletes competing at the Munster Schools T&F Championship in Templemore. Kate Delaney was first up in the intermediate girls 1500m steeplechase event, representing the Presentation Secondary School Thurles after qualifying for these championships after finishing 3rd in the East Munster school's competition a few weeks ago. A fast pace was set from the start with the race combined with seniors and intermediates. Kate ran a strong race throughout showing improvement in her hurdling technique. Kate finished 5th in the intermediate girl's category with a time of 5.44.82. Well done Kate. Next up was Alana Spillane representing the Ursuline Secondary School Thurles. The first event on the day for Alana was the 3k. The pack were closely packed for the first 4 laps until a break was made from the Abbey Community College athlete. A group of three were then left to battle it out for the remaining podium positions. Among these athletes was Alana Spillane. Another break was made which meant two athletes were left to take the final podium position. Alana dug deep and stayed in contention during the last few laps. With 200m to go Alana made a decisive move and stormed down the home straight to take the final podium position, to finish 3rd in a time of 10.48.89. Alana’s day wasn’t finished there. Alana also qualified for the 1500m at this competition after finishing 2nd in the 1500m at the East Munster Schools. Alana finishing in 5th place with a time of 05.08.99. As a result of Alana’s podium finish in the 3k, she has qualified for the Irish Schools T&F Championships which will take place in Tullamore on the first of June. Congrats on a great day’s work and best of luck in the All-Ireland Alana.

Leinster Schools T&F Championship.

Gerard Delaney, representing St Kieran’s College Kilkenny was the sole Moyne AC athlete at the Leinster Schools T&F Championship at the Morton Stadium in Dublin on Saturday.

Gerard’s day began with the minor boys 500g javelin. Gerard opened his competition with a 22.90m throw. Followed by 24.11m, 23.99m, 26.13m and finally 23.14m. Gerard’s best throw of 26.13m led him to finishing in 5th place. Next up for Gerard was the high jump. Gerard opened his completion with a first time clearance of 1.25m. Gerard also had first time clearances at 1.30m, 1.35m, and 1.40m. Unfortunately, Gerard had three fouls at 1.45m and his competition ended there. Gerard’s best jump of 1.40m earned Gerard a 6th place finish. Well done Gerard.

Ashling Murphy 4 Mile Road Race.

On Sunday morning Patrick Bowe made his way to Tullamore to take part in a memorial run for the late Ashling Murphy. This run incorporated the Pop up Races Race Series. Patrick completed the race in a time of 25:24 to finish in 81st position overall out of 683 runners. Well done Patrick.

Munster Juvenile U11-U16 Combined Events & Junior/U23/Senior/Masters T&F Championships.

Best of luck to all of our athletes competing at the at these championships which take place in Templemore next weekend.

Split the Bucket.

Congrats to Geraldine Hickey who won €101 in this week's split the bucket draw. The ticket was drawn by John Renehan. Envelopes are available in the clubhouse, Quinlans pub and Tigh Maighne or join online today at The draw takes place each Friday after training. We thank you for your kind support.

Fit 4 Life.

Fit 4 Life continues each Monday at 6:30 on the track. New members and all abilities always welcome.

Featured Image: Alana Spillane Ursuline Thurles 3rd. Charlotte Carpendale, Abbey CC 1st., and Olive O'Flynn, Sacred Heart, Clonakilty 2nd. on the podium after the Munster Schools T&F Championships in Templemore on Saturday last. Alana now goes forward to the National Finals in a few weeks time.

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