EVENT DATE - Sun 01/12/13
Venue - Nenagh Olympic Indoor Complex
Time - 10:45 - 15:00
NOAC hosted a triangular interclub event, involving athletes from NOAC, Leevale AC and Ferrybank AC.
This was a repeat of last year's friendly, fun, yet competitive event where athletes gain points for their club in each event.
Each year, the club with the highest points total at the end of the day is awarded the Joe Nagle perpetual memorial trophy. The late Joe Nagle was a former chairman of Leevale Athletic Club and served that club loyally for many years as well as representing Leevale and Ireland on the international stage.
Nenagh Olympic staged a late comeback to win the triangular competition. The final points tally was :
A big thanks is extended to both Ferrybank and Leevale for travelling in such great numbers and to all who helped in the running of the event. A special thank to Mary Cullagh who had a party bag prepared for every athlete on the day.
All athletes from U8 – U16 were encouraged to attend and participate in this fun event.
Athletes arrived @ 10.45 and took part in a group warm up @ 11.00, events kicked off @ 11:30.
Athletes were permitted to move up one age group.
EVENT DATE - Sat 07/12/13
Venue - Nenagh Olympic Indoor Complex
Time - 11:30
A very successful event this proved to be with both parents and athletes enjoying a very competitive competition. We could not have ran the event without the great help we got not only from our own members but also from members of participating clubs and we thank each and everyone. There were some great performances throughot the day and as ever the relays brought excitement and entertainment to close the competition. Results can be viewed in the document below and more photos can be viewed in the 2013 Pictures - Dec (1) U9 to U12 Open Event 7/12/13
EVENT DATE - Sun 17/11//13
Venues - Santry Demense.
Time - 11:30
Uploaded by Garrett Moylan, based on Nenagh Guardian notes by PRO Ray Deering
Sunday saw the National Even Age Cross Country Championships held in Santry on what turned out to be a very pleasant day with the races run on a very flat, fast course. We had six athletes in action and they all did well in their races which were of a very high standard where, once the gun went, it was fast running all the way to the finish regardless of the race distance.
Ted Collins was our first athlete to take to the course when competing in the boys u12 race and he did us proud. Up with a large leading group after a strong start, Ted ran very well throughout and came home in 21st place to be the 6th qualifying runner for the Munster team which finished second province thus ensuring a first All Ireland Cross Country medal for Ted and none more deserving.
Last week I (Ray) was perhaps a little hard on Alannah Deering and this week I must eat humble pie following her 23rd place finish in the u14 girls race over 3000m. Alannah recovered from a very physical start which saw her way down the field but she showed great courage and determination to make up the lost ground and well done to her.
Ciara Cummins had the best performance of her cross country season so far when finishing 15th in a very good u18 race. Running against the junior women, Ciara was always to the fore and was strong throughout the race which is a great sign of things to come from her. Aoife Deering had a good run when finishing 37th in the same race and will know that she has more to offer with some hard work.
In the boys u17 race, Killian Cullagh got off to a flyer and was right up with the leaders on the first lap but the high pace took its toll and Killian finished in 31st place but a good run none the less. Niall McIntyre, also in this race, finished in 46th place and looked much stronger than in previous races which bodes well for him.
Well done to all our athletes who competed over the weekend, firstly for getting to this level and secondly for performing so well.
Event Date - Sun 06/10//13
Venue - Moyne
Time - 12:00
Opening event of the 2013 cross country season:
The Cross Country season opened on Sunday sixth of October with the Tipperary Even Age Championships which were held in Moyne. The course was very open and therefore exposed to the stiff wind which prevailed, while the underfoot conditions, although dry, were very uneven. Despite this, our athletes performed very well and finished with a total of 15 individual medals, including five gold and five team medals which would have been added to if we had a couple more runners to complete various teams. In two races, the boys u12 and boys u18, we managed to fill all three medal winning places.
Many thanks to all the parents who travelled and cheered on all of our athletes. The story of the day as follows.
Check 2013 Pictures for more photos from this event
Racing over 800m we had three girls competing here. Emma Mulcahy was first home for us finishing in 10th place and winning a medal, which was a fine run. Next home for us was Hannah Grace in 13th and Pheobe Sage in 15th.
Our boys in this age group excelled and we're blessed to have so many fine runners to call on, with some of them still u9 which bodes well for their later racing.
Alex Reynolds continued his fine form of late, having won his schools race during the week, to power to victory in great style, leading almost from start to finish. Tom McCutheon was next home for us finishing in 4th place, with Oisin Pepper in 5th and Cian Hodgins in 7th after great runs by all three lads which saw them take team gold by a comfortable margin. Our next four lads combined to finish in 6th place in the team standings with Luke Purcell, running his first race for the club, finishing in 11th place, Jack O'Callaghan in 16th, James Sage 26th and Ben Connolly in 33rd. Well done lads.
Our girls team finished 4th here with Lucy Mulcahy in 12th and then we had two debutantes for the club, firstly Aoibheann Slattery finished 16th with Abby Sharkey just behind in 16th and Denise Cullagh was 41st.
Once again the boys shone in this race, picking up all three individual medals as well as team gold and all fully deserved. Ted Collins had a super run over the 2000m course where he was a the front of the race from the start and stretched out the field to come away a very convincing winner as he was at the schools recently. Aaron Morgan also had a super race and added to his recent schools gold medal with a silver here when holding of the fast finishing Josh Egan, who race a very clever race to come through for his bronze. Rory Grace was a superb 9th place and was the 4th member home of the gold medal winning team. Joseph O'Donoghue continues to improve and can be happy with his run which saw him finish 15th, while Anthony Dunne was 22nd and Jake Murphy finished 34th.
Alannah Deering ran a very controlled race when winning gold over a 3000m distance. Sitting in the group from the start, she made her way to the front with 800m to go and strode away to victory. Lauren Moylan deserved huge credit for her run, despite hearing late on that due to several dropouts, there wouldn't be a club team, she showed up and finished in a very credible 7th place for an All Ireland 200m medal winner.
Cormac Dunne had a superb race when finishing 3rd against some very fine athletes. This was just reward for Cormac as he has put in a great effort in training over the last few months and well done to him. Richard O'Donoghue was a little below his usual high standards but a 5th place is nothing to be ashamed of and we have no doubt that he'll be back flying very soon. Oisin Fahy put behind him some nerves due to the fact that this was his first ever competitive race of any kind to finish in 14th place and guide the team to a silver medal.
Ciara Cummins was in commanding form as she took this race by the scruff after 2000m of the 4000m and never relinquished the lead for a fine victory. Aoife Deering was also a little off form when finishing 5th but we hope there's better runs to come from her later on, while Orlagh Deering was competing in her first race for two years and her 9th place finish secured the team gold for the girls.
Nenagh athletes were again the dominant force in this race, claiming all three individual medals and team gold. After 2000m of the 5000m distance, it had become a three horse race with Darren Dunne, Killian Cullagh and Niall Mc'Intyre all vying for victory. Darren and Killian pulled a way from Niall and a great battle ensued before Darren gained the upper hand close to home and secured the win with Killian just behind and Niall in 3rd spot. Well done to all three lads on a superb race.
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