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.
Tipperary Cross Country Relays
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.
County Cross Country Uneven Ages
EVENT DATE - Sun 19/10/14
Venue - Moyglass
The Tipperary Uneven Age Cross Country Championships were held in Moyglass and Nenagh Olympic athletes did very well. The course was dry but had several long drags and the strong wind made running conditions tough. We finished the day with a host of individual medals as well as a team gold and three county champions.
This was the first event of the day and Christine Percy was our sole participant. She had a super run to finish in 4th place over the 600m course.
In the boys u9 race there were some fine performances, Ben Walsh ran very well and finished in 6th place, Conor Hodgins also did well for his 10th place finish and Darragh O'Dwyer was 27th .
Our girls u11 performed well with Ellen O'Shaughnessy in 14th , Emma Mulcahy 17th and Hannah Grace 22nd.
The Boys u11 race had the best finish of the day, with four Nenagh athletes all fighting for the title. Alex Reynolds prevailed in the sprint finish as he narrowly held off Luke Purcell with Tom Walsh in 3rd and Cian Hodgins in 5th. Well done lads on some great running. Also in this race and helping the lads to a team gold was Aidan O'Dwyer in 16th and Eoin Moloney in 20th.
Lucy Mulcahy finished in 11th place in the girls u13 race missing out on a medal by one position.
Ted Collins controlled the boys u13 race from start to finish to win gold and was followed home by Josh Egan who finished strongly for 2nd place. Joseph O'Donoghue finished 30th in the same race.
Alannah Deering finished a crediitable 2nd in the girls u15 race.
Fiona Molloy put in a fine performance to win gold in the girls u17 race over 4000m.
Pictured in the photos above are some of our athletes taking part on the day, Christine Percy, Hannah Grace, Emma Mulcahy and Ellen O Shaughnessy
County Cross Country - Even Ages
EVENT DATE - Sun 05/10/14
Venue - Turnpike, Two Mile Borris
Start Time - 12:00
Uploaded by Garrett Moylan, with thanks to PRO Ray Deering
The Cross Country season kicked off last Sunday with the even age championships which were held in Two Mile Borris. Nenagh athletes excelled on the day winning both individual and team medals. This will be the venue for the Munster Championships in three weeks time and it was great for the athletes to experience what awaits them then.
The course itself was dry, tough and very open to the elements with no shelter at all but that didn't seem to bother our athletes as they battled a strong wind but thankfully, no rain. We had several athletes either competing for the club or in cross country for the first time and they all did very well.
Girls U10 (800m)
Our girls u10 were first up and all four girls performed excellently in a very fast race. Hannah Grace was our first runner home, finishing in 24th place followed by Johanna Finn 44th, Polly Sharkey46th and Christine Percy in 53rd place. The girls were placed 9th in the team standings.
Boys U10 team (800m)
Our lads comfortably won the team section and it was no wonder as we had four finishing in the top ten over the course. Cian Hodgins ran a super race to take the title, finishing very strongly over the last 300m to surge to the front and claim the gold medal. Tom Walsh also continued his good recent form when finishing in 3rd place and he will improve with every outing. Zac Egan also ran a stormer when finishing 5th and it's by far his best cross country run to date, while Filip Mc Intyre in finishing in 9th place also produced his best performance so far. Jack O Callaghan just finished outside the individual medals in 13th but helped the team to gold as did Ben Walsh who despite being u9, ran brilliantly for an 18th place. Well done lads.
Unfortunately we didn't have enough bodies to make up a team in this, but the three girls who turned up did themselves proud. Ailbhe O Neill had a brilliant run to finish in 8th place and showed great potential in doing so. Emma Mulcahy finished in 15th running well in the process and Eliza Burns who was making her debut for the club had a fine run to finish in 23rd.
More team gold and some individual medals were won in the u12 boys race with four finishers in the top ten, where five of the six lads are still u11 which bodes well for two weeks time. Alex Reynolds had one of his better run to claim the bronze medal and on this form will be a serious contender in his own age group. Luke Purcell produced an excellent run for 5th place showing great determination in the closing stages, while Joseph O'Donoghue ran his best race for the club so far finishing 8th despite being an injury doubt all week. Eoin Moloney returned to competing for the club and made a great impact finishing 10th. Aidan O'Dwyer who was making his debut in a Nenagh singlet finished in a very good 14th place and will be one to watch in the future. Oisin Pepper finished in 18th place and Daniel Fogerty was 26th as both lads contributed to a fine team win.
Lucy Mulcahy was our sole representive in the girls u14 race and finished in a respectable 11th place.
Josh Egan collected a bronze medal in the boys u14 race where despite being out of age he ran very well to stay in touch with the leaders and in doing so claimed 3rd place.
Alannah Deering had a very convincing win the girls u16 race over 4000m. Up front from the start, Alannah stretched away from the field to claim her county title. In the same race Fiona Molloy produced a storming finish to claim the bronze medal. Showing a never say die attitude, Fiona stayed in touch with the 3rd placed athlete before making her decisive move in the home stretch.
Ciara Cummins claimed another county title when winning the u18 girls race over 4000m in fine style. Never troubled from the start Ciara cruised to victory while Aoife Deering who had been in 2nd place throughout the race had to stop near the finish due to illness and this allowed those behind her to pass and she finished in 4th place.
Killian Cullagh was a comfortable winner of the 6000m u18 race where he took control at the mid-way point and was never headed. Richard O Donoghue was in 2nd place for most of the race but was unfortunately passed near the finish but will continue to improve with every race he runs.
Overall it was a great start to the Cross Country season and hopefully we'll have more of the same in Moyglass for the un-even age groups in two weeks time. Well done to all who travelled to compete and to those who came to support them.
Above, Coach Sean Finn with the gold medal winning u10 boys team at the Tipperary Cross Country in Two Mile Borris, Zac Egan, Filip Mc Intyre, Cian Hodgins, Tom Walsh, Ben Walsh and Jack O Callaghan.
Above, Nenagh Olympic's girls u10 team at the Tipperary Cross country, Christine Percy, Johanna Finn, Polly Sharkey and Hannah Grace.
Above, Nenagh Olympic's gold medal winning team from the Tipperary Cross Country in Two Mile Borris, Joseph O Donoghue, Luke Purcell, Eoin Moloney, Oisin Pepper, Alex Reynolds, Daniel Fogerty and Aidan O Dwyer.
Tipp U13 - U19 Championships
EVENT DATE - Sat 10/05/14 & Sun 11/05/14
Venue - Templmore A.C.
Start Time - See Timetables
Uploaded by Garrett Moylan, with thanks to club secretary Christine Finnerty
Events are for U13 to U19 on Saturday and Sunday, with an additonal 4 events on Sunday for U12's.
All other events for U12s are on Sunday, May 18th.
An account of the day and results can be found after the timetables below...
ALL CLUB ATHLETES ARE EXPECTED TO COMPETE !
Timetable for both days can be viewed and downloaded below.
The event was marred by bad weather on Saturday and much the same on Sunday and this combined with Communions and Confirmations lead to a very small turnout of athletes. The club would like to thank all of our athletes who participated and their parents for bringing them and enduring the weather. We had a very successful two days with some fine performances and it was also great to see so many Nenagh athletes competing in the walks and we thank Mary Costello for the work she's doing with the girls. The results are as follows.
Sarah Lane..2000m Walk 1st.
Lucy Mulcahy..High Jump 3rd.
Jean Grace..High Jump 2nd.
Hazel Reynolds..2000m Walk 3rd.
Relay..Hazel Reynolds, Sarah Lane, Lucy Mulcahy and Jean Grace 3rd
Shane McShera-Quinn..Shot 1st.
Jack Mc Evoy..Javelin 2nd, 3rd in the 60m Hurdles, Long Jump and High Jump.
Ted Collins..600m 1st.
Josh Egan..1st in the 60m Hurdles, 80m, Long Jump and High Jump and 2nd in the Shot.
Aaron Walsh..Javelin 1st, 2nd in the 60m Hurdles, Long Jump and High Jump and 3rd in the Shot and 80m.
Relay..Aaron Walsh, Ted Collins, Jack Mc Evoy, Tadgh O'Shaughnessy and Josh Egan 1st.
Caoilfhionn Maher..2000m Walk 2nd, 3rd in the Hammer.
Ava Ryan..2000m Walk 1st and the High Jump.
Relay..Sarah Lane, Ava Ryan, Caoilfhionn Maher and Hannah Finnerty 3rd.
Joseph Mc Evoy..1st in the 75m Hurdles, Javelin, High Jump and Long Jump, 2nd in the Shot, 80m and Discus.
Brian Naughton..Hammer 1st.
Sean Caralon..Discus 1st, 2nd in the 65m Hurdles, Hammer, Javelin, High and Long Jump and 3rd in the Shot.
Relay..Tadgh O'Shaughnessy, Sean Carolan, Brian Naughton and Joseph McEvoy 1st.
Alannah Deering..1st in the 800m, High Jump, and Hammer and 2nd in the 200m and 1500m.
Sadbh O'Mahony..1st in the 100m and 200m.
Ellen Lane..200m 3rd.
Aoife Dunne..High Jump 3rd.
Olivia Moylan..100m 3rd.
Emily Tierney..2nd in the High Jump and Shot.
Relay..Ellen Lane, Aoife Dunne, Caoilfhionn Maher and Olivia Moylan 2nd.
Aoife Grace..2nd in the Javelin and 100m and 3rd in the Shot.
Fiona Molloy..1st in the 800m and 1500m.
Relay..Sadbh O'Mahony, Ellen Lane, Alannah Deering and Emily Tierney 1st.
Ciardha Maher..1st in the High Jump, Shot, Long Jump and Discus. 2nd in the Javelin and Hammer.
Aoife Tierney..2nd in the Shot and High Jump. 3rd in the Long Jump and Javelin.
Leah Farnan..800m 1st.
Relay..Sadbh O'Mahony, Ciardha Maher, Alannah Deering and Leah Farnan 1st.
Ciara Cummins..3000m 1st, 400m 2nd.
Aoife Deering..3000m 2nd, 800m 1st.
Relay..Aoife Tierney, Ciardha Maher, Ciara Cummins and Aoife Deering 1st.
Michael Quilligan..100m 3rd.
Liam Finn 1st in the 400m, Shot and Javelin.
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