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

 

Tourists

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

 

KittyOKennedy

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