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26th June 2020
Update june 9
With Phase 2 guidance protocols coming into effect June 8, Athletics Ireland has listed the full details of this new phase for athletic clubs, coaches and athletes on its website - link attached.
Nenagh Olympic would like to remind all our members and athletes about the continued importance of social distancing and adhering to the Phase 2 guidelines.
Also the indoor complex has to stay closed for this phase.
Stay safe everyone.
Please see the latest message from Athletics Ireland below:
Covid 19 Lockdown Exit Update 7th May
We were delighted to receive the government news in recent days in regard to the Roadmap to Re-Open Society and Business https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/e5e599-government-publishes-roadmap-to-ease-covid-19-restrictions-and-reope/
However, we are liaising with Sport Ireland and relevant government authorities to ascertain what are the specific implications to athletics clubs and athletes in regard to the guidelines.
We can confirm that all national competitions scheduled for May, June and July have been postponed until after the 1st August, 2020. We are actively considering new dates for competitions and events that are feasible to host based on the guidelines after the 1st August and we will communicate these decisions to you all as soon as possible.
We recognise that the situation is constantly changing and government guidance is being updated regularly we are also mindful that lockdown measures can be re-instated at any time during our exit from lockdown. Any return to activity and competition will consider all government messaging with the aim that we maintain the safety and well-being of the athletics and wider community as our primary goal.
We have established forums to consider our return to activity in the areas of Competition, Recreation and Clubs and we thank all involved for their time and expertise in these respective areas, the decisions being made are not easy.
The principles below will apply to all our decision making in regard to our return to activity at all levels and we hope to share;
We believe we are on the last stages of the journey back to club activity and competition and we thank the entire athletics community for their continued patience and discipline throughout this difficult time. It is pleasing to see the huge amount of walking and running activity that has continued in the last few weeks emphasizing the importance of our sport to the nation.
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.
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