Some fun and entertainment for our younger members and their brothers, sisters and friends
Simply download / print the picture below, colour it in and send it back to us (scan it or take a photo of it with your phone).
You can send it to us by Email Nenagholympic@Gmail.com or tag us on Facebook by typing @Nenagh Olympic. Include the Childs name and parent/guardian name.
The wining picture will get pride of place as our website and Facebook cover picture.
Closing Date: Friday 3rd April
Thanks, good luck and have fun..
The club covers the entry Fees for this competition.
Use the following link to confirm your entry (Contact us ASAP with any problems):
Timetable of Events for the three days can be found here: 28th March, 29th March & 4th April
It was National Senior Indoor weekend in Abbottstown and with two of our big medal hopes either injured in Rob Bennett or still not 100% after a recent bout of flu in Paul White it was down to our younger athletes to provide the excitement .
Up stepped Sean Carolan who is still U20 and with a throw of 13.40m he secured the bronze medal for his first national senior medal.
We had two men in the 400m . Paul White despite not being 100% put up a good show to finish 2nd in his heat which was not quiet good enough to reach the final. He will be back stronger than ever for the outdoor season.
Young Tom McCutcheon ran 54 sec for 4th spot in his 400m heat also and is making great strides despite being just 16yrs.
The kids were just getting into their stride now and our three girls in the 800m put up a brilliant show despite two being of the tender age of 16 & 17. It was 17yr old Sarah Lane who proved the strongest of our trio by reaching the final and running a 2.11 Pb in the process. Both Ailbhe O'Neill and Aoife Delargy also raced very strongly both finishing 4th in their heats and a lot of people took notice of the next generation of Irish female half milers.
Lewis Doyle never got going in his 200m heat and finished 5th.
Along with Sean Carolan in the shot putt was Michael Lynch and Dan Finnerty and they performed very well to finish 5th and 6th with Michael's best going out to 11.28m for a new Pb.
So after a great weekend of indoor racing it's back to cross country next weekend with the All Ireland schools Cross Country in Santry Demense in Dublin. It's always a great days racing and all the athletes are really looking forward to it.
The All Ireland juvenile U13 / 19 is on in 3 weeks in Athlone on the 28th & 29th of March. Keep looking on club website , Facebook and Instagram for further updates.
Sunday 15th March 2020
County U/9 to Junior Indoor Championships
For many of you this will be your first competition, so please read the details below. The details include: Events, timetable, cost, entry, closing dates etc. Contact the club if you've a question. Good luck!!
Venue: Nenagh, Indoor Track
Events & Schedule: Click here
Time: First event at 10am (Arrive in time to get numbers and warm-up)
Arrive at: TBC closer to the event
Closing Date: 7th March (Your entry needs to have been submitted to us on or before the 7th March. We ask that you complete your entry as soon as possible as there is a lot of admin on our side once we receive your entry).
Entry Check: Please use the following link to check and confirm that your entry has been completed and completed correctly. Your entry should be visible via the link below ~ 24hrs after you submit the online form. It is your responsibility to confirm your entry has been completed correctly on or before March 7th. Contact the club if there's a problem.
(Tip: Add the athlete name into the Name Field or Club name into the Club field)
Age Groups. If you are not sure which Age group an athlete is under use the following guide:
Questions? If you've a question let us know. Contact us via social media or at training.
Saturday 22nd Feb (Day 1)
Day one of the Munster indoor U12 / 19 championships took place in Nenagh today and a good day was had by all. We had three winners and four bronze medallist along with a host of excellent performances given all something to look forward to in the future.
Our three gold medallist all came from our endurance squad with Sarah Lane winning her first Munster title in the U19 800m race. Our track international Ailbhe O'Neill then followed up with an emphatic win in the U18 800m and soon after Cian Hodgins won the U16 1500m getting away from teammate Tom Walshe in the last two laps with Tom eventually finishing 3rd. Continuing on with the endurance theme Sean Hayes ran a fine race for 3rd in the U17 1500m and his teammate Jamie Moloney close behind in 4th.
A relative novice at this level Jennifer O'Leary ran in the U14 800m and showed great maturity winning her heat and finishing 3rd overall just a second off 1st place. She is another athlete to watch out for in the future.
Ellen O'Dwyer jumped 4.85m in the U16 long jump to take the bronze medal and will look forward to her high jump tomorrow, Sunday.
Lewis Doyle ran for him the unfamiliar 400m and ran 56s to take the bronze medal with his teammate Pádraig Hassett close behind in 4th.
We had some other excellent non medal performances from sprinters Mairéad O'Brien U13, Lilly Duffy U13 and Hannah Larkin U12 in their 60m races and Emily O'Neill in her U12 600m and are all surely stars of the future.
Sunday 23rd Feb (Day 2)
So Sunday and day two of the Munster indoor U12 / 19 arrived and we had a slightly smaller contingent competing.
One of the first finals was in the middle distance events . We had 3 boys in the final of the U13 600m and in a very high quality race Ruairí Walshe finished 3rd after a big burn up on the final lap. Our cross country expert Kevin Finn finished 5th after winning his heat and Dylan Bergin was 8th after another good run. Dylan is a very versatile athlete and was also 8th in the 60m final.
Seán Hayes ran another excellent race and took his second bronze medal of the weekend this time in the U17 800m.
Ellen O'Dwyer also got her second bronze medal of the weekend this time in the High jump to add to her long jump bronze.
Lewis Doyle added a 200m silver to his 400m bronze of the previous day. Lewis ran a great new PB of 23.67s confirming his recent great form.
Also running the 200m was Tom McCutcheon and Tom finished 3rd in the U17 race in 24.3s.
Diarmuid Moloney U14 running his first 800m indoor race finished 5th in an excellent display in what is a very short race for this cross country star.
In one of the last races of the weekend Ailbhe O'Neill added the U18 1500m title to the 800m title she won the previous day to set herself up for a great upcoming indoor season.
So all things considered it was a good championship for the club and next weekend we move from juvenile competition to the National senior indoors in Abbottstown. Never a dull moment.
Please use the links below to confirm your entry to the Munsters Indoor Competitions in February
Date: 15th Feb 2020
Date: 16th Feb 2020
Date: 22nd, 23rd Feb 2020
Well done to all our club members who will be picking up awards this Friday night. A full list of the recipients can be see via this link:
Nenagh Olympic recipients are as follows:-
Tipperary Athletics County Star Award Winners 2019
Best U/15 – U/19 Boy Track & Field • Sean Carolan, Nenagh Olympic A.C.
Best U/15 – U/19 Boy Cross Country • Tom Walshe, Nenagh Olympic A.C.
Best U/15 – U/19 Boy Cross Country • Cian Hodgins, Nenagh Olympic A.C.
Home Countries Competitions (Celtic, Youth Nations & SIAB)
• Tom Walshe, Nenagh Olympic A.C./Nenagh CBS – SIAB International XC
• Ailbhe O’Neill, Nenagh Olympic A.C. – Youth Nations Cup 800m
Team Achievements 2019 – Cert
Nenagh Olympic A.C. Boys U/16 4 x 200m Relay team – 2 nd National Indoors – Alex Reynolds, James Sage, Sean Hayes, Tom Walshe, Tom McCutcheon & Ben Connolly
Nenagh Olympic A.C. Boys U/19 4 x 100m Relay team – National T&F Gold (Darragh Miniter, Joseph McEvoy, Joshua Egan, Sean Carolan & Brian Naughton).
Nenagh Olympic A.C. Boys U/15 Cross Country team – National silver (Cian Hodgins, Tom Walshe, Ben Walsh, Thomas Bergin)
Tipperary Boys U/14 Team, National Gold Boys U/14 Cross Country – (Cian Flaherty, Clonmel A.C., Thomas Bergin, Nenagh Olympic A.C., Daire O’Donnell, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C., Ben Walsh, Nenagh Olympic A.C. Diarmuid Moloney, Nenagh Olympic A.C., Shane Buckley, Dundrum A.C.)
Nenagh Olympic A.C. bronze Boys U/16 Cross Country – Cian Hodgins, Tom Walsh, Sean Hayes, Luke Purcell & Jamie Moloney.
Munster & National Record Breakers - Certs
Ailbhe O'Neill, St Marys Nenagh/Nenagh Olympic A.C. (5:17.97) Girls U/16 Mile Munster Schools T&F
Nenagh Olympic A.C. Girls U/9 4 x 200m Relay team (2.39.83) – Munster Indoor Championships (Abigail O’Brien, Jane O’Rourke, Kate Duffy, Molly Madden)
Catherine Madden, Nenagh Olympic A.C. – Munster Indoor Master 0/35 Women High Jump (1.40m)
Catherine Madden, Nenagh Olympic A.C. – Munster T&F Master 0/35 High Jump (1.44m)
Patrick Naughton, Nenagh Olympic A.C. – National Masters Indoors M85 Shot Putt (8.11m) & Long Jump (2.16m)
Jodie McGrath, St. Mary’s Nenagh/Nenagh Olympic A.C. (3.00m) Junior Girls Pole Vault – Irish Schools T&F
We were back in Athlone today Sunday for the All Ireland Senior League. A good start to the day is always preferable. Robbie Bennett was probably favourite for the 200m but he pulled up injured half way through so it was not to be.
Joe McEvoy was competing in the unfamiliar for him Triple jump but responded well to finish 3rd with a 12.5m clearance. Darragh Miniter was equal first in the high jump. With young Ted Collins 1500m and our 4x200m relay of Paul White, Joe McEvoy, Darragh Miniter and Ted Collins posting solid results Paul White's 2nd place finish in the 400m was enough to guarantee an overall 3rd position for the team. We'll done to all involved and we wish Robbie a speedy recovery.
David Sheahan moved to the road this weekend and continued his recent good form with a bronze medal finish in the County Novice Road championships in Moyne. It can be a bit of a shock to the system for pure cross country athletes but David adjusted admirably so well done from all.
Nenagh CBS on a Sunday morning is usually a relatively quiet affair with an easy 60/70 min long recovery run but this Sunday was different with the CBS 5/10k race organised as a fund raiser by our own Elaine Cullinan, Caroline Hayes, Geraldine Himli and Brid Walshe. A good turnout was had and Darren Dunne led the 10k runners home in 33m 30sec. He was followed home by Sean Hayes and Luke Purcell.
Cian Hodgins led the 5k runners home in 17min. He was followed home by Jamie Moloney and Ruairí Walshe. Well done to all.
Almost every year a group of athletes from the club head to Glasgow's Emirates Stadium and this year was no different. James Sage, Tom McCutcheon and Lewis Doyle headed for Scotland and they did us proud with some good performances.
James finished 5th in the U17 60m hurdles final. Tom was 6th in his U17 400m final but he had run a fine 53.5 sec in his heat and Tom is underage again next year. Lewis ran 24.3 in his 200m heat.
So I'm going for a well earned lie down now and it's back to a much more civilised weekend with just the East Munster Schools cross country champs in Waterford on Friday 30th and the Munster Star Awards in the Tower Hotel also in Waterford on Saturday 31st.
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