Dooneen AC is based in Limerick and caters for over 200 athletes from 8 years of age to adult from all over the Limerick region.
Dooneen AC was founded in 1976 in Limerick. The founding members were Denis Hurley, Fergus Curran and Tom Halpin. They were later joined by Martin Walsh. The club is affiliated to Athletics Association of Ireland (AAI), the representative body charged with supporting and developing athletics in Ireland. It began principally as a juvenile club and initially became famous for high jump – the club acquired a high jump & athletes from many clubs in Munster attending to avail of this facility.
Dooneen AC recognises that athletics is an inclusive sport regardless of one’s age or ability – this principle remains a vibrant ethos within the club to this day & is reflected in the considerable number of junior and senior athletes taking out membership annually & attending the various training sessions offered across Limerick City & suburbs.
Dooneen AC is membership lead & all roles are voluntary in nature. No board member receives any remuneration for their role within the club.
Membership/Catchment Area – The main catchment area for Dooneen AC is Mungret, Dooradoyle, Raheen & Ballybrown areas.
The club is currently ranked as the largest juvenile club in Munster with approximately 250 juvenile members. The senior membership continues to grow every year. Our ethos has always been one of participation – athletics is not simply about a podium position – it involves fun, friendship, personal goals & achievements. This is reflected in the membership profile of the club which welcomes athletes of all levels & abilities.
Open session with Joe Chawke, UL track, warm up from 6.30pm
Senior Training UL open to all AAI club members.
Meet @ 6.50pm at UL track & begin warming up with a view to a 7pm group warm-up & session start.
‘Meet and Train’ session at Mungret St Paul’s GAA Club in Mungret village. Open to beginners as well as advanced. Suitable for walkers, couch-to-5k hopefuls & experienced or advanced runners alike. The emphasis of this session is on beginners.
Cross Country UL training – please contact for more details.
The minimum age is 8 in the year of joining – i.e. a child must be turning 8 years of age the year they join the club – whether they turn 8 on the 1 of January or 31 December.
Monday; 7-8pm in Crescent Comp (6pm for young athletes aged 14 and upwards) – €3 contribution per child towards training facilities
Thursday: 6:30-7:30pm in Crescent Comprehensive – this session is for athletes who are competing on a regular basis - €3 contribution per child towards training facilities
Saturday: 10am-11.15am UL track
Sunday: Relay training session at UL Track at 9:15am