EVENT DATE - Sat 29/11/14
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 from U8 to U16 There was a large turnout of both Ferrybank and Leevale athletes again this year and their willingness to travel to the event is greatly appreciated.
Athletes arrived @ 10.45 and took part in a group warm up @ 11.00, events kicked off @ 11:30.
In the repeat of last year's friendly, fun, yet competitive event athletes gained points for their club in each event they took part in.
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 retained the trophy they held from last year's event.
It was great to see so many of our younger athletes in action, some in club colours for the first time and they all performed very well.
Athletes were permitted to move up one age group.
Denis Finnerty Nenagh Olympic accepts the Joe Nagle trophy from Donal Murnane Leevale A.C.
EVENT DATE - Sun 16/11/14
Venue - Moyne
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in Moyne the Tipperary B cross country championships were held and the five athletes that represented the club did very well. All five athletes had fine runs and all brought home medals for their efforts.
Liam O Callaghan had his first competitive race for the club when participating in the boys u9 race and did very well to finish in 9th place.
Hannah Grace and Emma Mulcahy competed in the girls u11 race where both girls produced fine runs over the 1000m course with Hannah finishing 2nd and Emma in 5th place.
Lucy Mulcahy had a very impressive run when winning the girls u13 race and we hope she will gain confidence from this achievement.
Rory Grace was our last athlete in action and he didn't dissapoint, running a superb race to claim the silver in the boys u13 race. Well done to all our athletes on the day and thanks to those who travelled down with them.
Nenagh Olympic athletes pictured at the Tipperary B Championships in Moyne last Sunday.
Emma Mulcahy, Luch Mulcahy, Hannah Grace, Liam O Callaghan and Rory Grace.
Nenagh Olympic's u16 mixed Cross country relay team that finished 2nd at the Tipperary Championships. Alannah Deering, Sadbh O Mahony, Fiona Molloy and Craig Morgan.
Well done to Tom Hennessy who was part of the U.L. team that won the Munster Collage Road Relay Championships which were held in Waterford. They will now compete in the All Irelands in Maynooth on Saturday.
EVENT DATE - Sun 02/11/14
Venue - Newmarket-On-Fergus, Clare
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More Munster Success!
It was yet another successful day for Nenagh athletes at a Munster Cross Country event where team and individual medals were won. Our boys u11 team won a fantastic club team title and we had four individual medal winners plus several athletes who featured on successful Tipperary teams.
The venue for this event, the Munster Uneven Age Championships, was Newmarket on Fergus and although underfoot conditions were good the course itself proved to be a very tough one, including an incline that was about 800m long - this had to be negotiated several times in the older age races. All things considered our athletes can be proud of their achievements on the day and many of them have now qualified for the All Irelands in Santry on Sunday December the 7th, we congratulate all of them.
First in action was Christine Percy in the girls u9 race over 750m. Christsine finished 49th out of over 80 runners which was a fine run in a race that was fast and furious from start to finish.
Ben Walsh was next up in the boys u9 race where despite being impeded when an athlete fell in front of him, Ben made his way through the field and finished 33rd out of 88 starters. Ben was Tipperary's 5th athlete home and he helped the county to a team bronze.
Our boys u11 team exceeded all expectations by winning the club team title but I suppose we should never have doubted this great bunch of athletes. Over a tough 1500m course, which is the furthest that most of them would have raced, all five lads produced fine performances. Despite being out of age, Tom Walsh had his best cross country run so far by finishing in 14th place and he was followed home by Alex Reynolds (17th) and Cian Hodgins (19th). Both Cian and Alex showed great determination as they made their way through a packed field of 126 athletes. Luke Purcell was our 4th athlete home finishing in a very respectable 36th place thus ensuring gold for the team and Eoin Moloney completed the quintet finishing in 51st place despite suffering a foot injury during the race. Well done lads.
In the boys u13 Ted Collins went into the lead from the start of this 2500m race and looked full of running. Unfortunately he would pay for his early exertions as the field closed in and Ted finished in 15th place which is still a fine performance against a quality group of athletes. In the same race, Josh Egan ran a very well paced race and finished in 28th place. Both lads were part of the Tipperary team that won bronze.
Alannah Deering was another of our athletes to show the determination needed to perform well at cross country when despite suffering from breathing difficulties during the race, she dug deep over the final 1k of this 3500m race to finish 7th and will hopefully have gained confidence from this outing.
Fiona Molloy continues to improve and really impressed with her 11th place finish in the u17 race where she was a year out of age but that didn't faze her as her performance showed.
Richard O Donoghue had his best performance for several years when finishing 9th in the boys u17 race over a gruelling 5000m. Up at the front from the start (thanks Maxwell House), Richie fought hard throughout and when the going got tough he found something over the final 500m to secure his finishing spot. Great to see him back on form.
Ciara Cummins was our final athlete in action when competing in the girls u19 race over 4000m and she put in a very solid performance to finish in 4th place. With the leaders from the start Ciara fought well as the field fragmented and held her position with a strong finishing surge which also helped Tipperary to a team silver.
So, a very satisfying day for all involved and we await the All Irelands with interest!
A selection of Nenagh athletes competing at this event.
EVENT DATE - Sun 02/11/14
Venue - Thurles Crokes
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The Cross Country relays were held in Thurles Crokes and as usual offered up great entertainment and excitement. We had seven teams in action and we had mixed results but overall it was a good day for the club.
The first race was the girls u10 4x250m and our team of Hannah Grace, Christine Percy, Aoibhe Meehan and Catriona Finn were very unlucky to miss out on a medal finishing in 4th place but all four girls can be very proud of their performances.
Our boys u10s were excellent winning our first gold of the day as they stormed to victory. Jack O Callaghan, Zac Egan, Filip Mc Intyre and Tom Walsh had a fine margin of victory at the finish and special mention to Zac who took a heavy fall but was quickly back on his feet to help his team to gold.
Ellen O Shaughnessy, Emma Mulcahy, Eliza Burns and Lauren Spain put in a great effort in the girls u12 race but found the opposition formidable and had to settle for 6th place, but a good effort by all four girls.
We had two teams in the boys u12 race with one claiming silver and the other finishing in 4th place. The silver medal winning team which put in a fine performance consisted of Tom Mc Cutheon, Padraic Hassett, Colm Ryan and Cian Hodgins while Alex Reynolds, Luke Purcell, Daniel Fogerty and Rory Grace were disappointed to just miss out finishing in 4th.
Josh Egan, Aaron Morgan, Tadgh O Shaughnessy and Ted Collins were in top form as they strode to a fine victory in the u14 boys race where all four ran excellent legs.
The final event of the day was the u16 mixed relay where with the nature of boys and girls running against one another leaves the result in doubt up to the end of the final leg. Our team of Sadbh O'Mahony, Craig Morgan, Alannah Deering and Fiona Molloy all ran well to claim the silver and finish the day on a high.
Well done to all and thanks to all of our athletes who turned out for the club.
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