European Club Champions Cup 2009

Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia

31 May 2009



Over the weekend of 30/31 May and 01 June our club travelled and competed at the 'European Club Championships Cup' in Dubnica nad Váhom in Slovakia. Our women’s team, by virtue of their winning the 'Premier National League' last year, represented Ireland at this prestige competition. 


Competing in the B grade, but against Olympian and former Olympians, our athletes performed admirably. With guest athletes Lisa Shiels from Letterkenny AC, (100m/200m and 4 x 100m relay), Teresa McGloin from Finn Valley AC, (3000m and 4 x 400m relay), Rachael Akers, (hammer and discus) and Olivia McDonald, (javelin) adding to the squad of Mary and Ethna McLoone, Catherine Harvey, Michelle and Louise Harvey, Marie Rooney, Shelley Roper, Aoife O’Connor and Kitty O’Kennedy, leaving our club with the smallest squad competing, but nevertheless all putting in solid performances. 


The club finished in eight place but were competitive in almost all events, with everyone, including the travelling supporters, giving their all. 


Thank you to all our guests, Lisa, Teresa, Rachael and Olivia, it was a delight having you all compete with us. To all those who, behind the scenes, made the trip possible and to the supporters, thank you. To all our generous sponsors, without whose contributions the trip would have been much more difficult, thank you.


Results from European Clubs Championships Cup



Tír Chonaill AC

Tír Chonaill AC and Guests


Tír Chonaill at Opening Cermony


Ethna McLoone

Ethna McLoone with Shot-Putters


European Clubs, Spectating


Opening Cermony


Tír Chonaill in the Stands


Jackie Harvey, Philomena Gallagher & Louise Guillespie

at the Opening Cermony


Lisa Shields

Lisa Shields in the 200m Final


Losa Shields

Lisa Shields in Red Vest


A view of the Stand


Louise Harvey

Louise Harvey in Red Vest

Hurdles 100m Final


Louise Harvey

Louise Harvey at start of Hurdles 100m Final


Marie Rooney

Marie Rooney entering the home-straight


Marie Rooney

Marie Rooney


Michelle Harvey

Michelle Harvey in the Red Vest

about to dive in


Michelle Harvey

Michelle Harvey in the Steeple- Chase


Olivia McDonald

Olivia McDonald in the Javlin Competition



Some Tourists


Tír Chonaill AC

The Team


Paddy Donoghue

Paddy Donoghue


Rachel Akers

Rachel Akers in the Circle


Rachael Akers

Rachel Akers


Shelly Roper

Shelly Roper finishes the 1500m



Kitty O'Kennedy


Spectating from the stands


Tír Chonaill AC in the stands


Team Psychologist


Teresa McGloin

Teresa McGloin (No4)


The thunder storm


Decision Time


Driink, More Drink! Great Decision


Did ya hear to one about ?


Catherine Harvey