Sunday, July 1, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 1st July 2018

National Junior & U23 Track & Field Championships
The National Junior & U23 Track & Field Championships were held in Tullamore on Saturday 30th June. 
David Kenny continues to dominate in the Race Walking scene. David won the Junior 5K Race Walk in a comprehensive time of 21:59:10. 
Rossa Foley competed in the U23 Throws where he was third in the Javelin with a throw of 47.71m which is a new personal best. He finished fourth in the Shot (9.65m) and fourth in the 35lb WFD (7.19m).
Gneeveguilla AC Annual Mile Race Series 
Gneeveguilla AC will host their Annual Mile Race series over the month of July. 5 races on every Wednesday night at 8pm. Barraduff 4th July, Fossa 11th July, Knocknagree 18th July, Ballydesmond 25th July & Gneeveguilla 1st August. Full information on their website.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sat 7th July: National "B" Juvenile T&F C'Ships, Tullamore
Sun 8th July: National League Round 2, Athlone IT
Sat 14th July: National Juvenile T&F C'Ships Day 1, Tullamore
Sun 15th July: National Juvenile T&F C'Ships Day 2, Tullamore
Sat 21st July: Munster Juvenile "B" T&F C'Ships, Cork IT
Sun 22nd July: National Juvenile T&F C'Ships Day 3, Tullamore
Sat/Sun 28th/29th July: National Senior T&F C'Ships, Santry
Sun 12th Aug: National Half Marathon C'Ship, Dublin
Sat 18th Aug: National Masters T&F C'Ships, Tullamore
Aug 17th - 19th: National Community Games, Limerick

Please contact club secretary, Mary, 085-1909509 to register for competitions in advance
See Kerry & Munster Athletics website for full fixture lists & timetable for events.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 24th June 2018

National League Track & Field Championships
Round one of the National League Track & Field Championships were held in Templemore on Sunday 24th June. Kerry County had a Men's and Women's team competing in Division One. Our club was well represented in the mens team.
Rossa Foley picked up points winning the Javelin 46.38m and fourth in the WFD 5.19m. 
Sean O'Shea did well in the Shot finishing in fourth 10.91m. 
Dermot Dineen competed in the 1500m 4:37. 
David Kenny won the 3K Race Walk very comfortably in a time of 12:32. 
The men were placed second overall with combined team points of 103.5. Round two will be on July 8th in Athlone.
County Community Athletic Games
The County Community Athletic Games was held over two days in An Riocht Track, Castleisland under some glorious sunshine. Well done to all our club athletes who represented their areas in a multitude of events. 
Congratulations to the following athletes who won their event and will go forward to represent Kerry in the Nationals.
Cian Spillane U14 800m; Eabha McCarthy U14 80m Hurdles; Ryan Vickers U8 80m; Patrick Kearney U16 Discus; Leah Foley U14 Javelin; 

The following made it to the podium. 
Isaac Vickers 2nd U10 200m; Shauna McCarthy 3rd U16 1500m; Thomas Clifford 2nd U16 200m; John Sexton 4th U12 600m; Rachel Boyle 2nd U10 100m; Liath Lenihan 2nd U16 100m & High Jump; Natasha Myers 3rd U16 200m; Mairead Walsh 3rd U12 600m; Aine O'Shea 2nd U16 Discus; Doireann O'Shea 2nd U14 Javelin.
Apologies if I left anyone out.

We hope everyone enjoys the summer break and we will resume training again early September. If you are competing please let us know how you got on and send some images also.







Club Training:.
Scheduled training will start up again after the summer holidays. (September)

Athletic's Fixtures
Sat 30th June: National Junior & U/23 T&F Championships, Tullamore
Sun 1st July: National Juvenile U12 to U13 Field events, Tullamore
Sat 7th July: National "B" Juvenile T&F C'Ships, Tullamore
Sun 8th July: National League Round 2, Athlone IT
Sat 14th July: National Juvenile T&F C'Ships Day 1, Tullamore
Sun 15th July: National Juvenile T&F C'Ships Day 2, Tullamore
Sat 21st July: Munster Juvenile "B" T&F C'Ships
Sun 22nd July: National Juvenile T&F C'Ships Day 3, Tullamore

Please contact club secretary, Mary, 085-1909509 to register for competitions in advance
See Kerry & Munster Athletics website for full fixture lists & timetable for events.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Club Weekly Notes Week End 17th June 2018


Munster Juvenile U14 to U19 Track & Field Championships
The Munster Juvenile U14 to U19 Track & Field Championships were held over two action packed days in Waterford. Yet again all events were very competitive with some thrilling finishes. We had a good number of athletes competing in various Track & Field events. They collected 5 Individual medals in Field events and 2 in Track.
Patrick Kearney did very well to win gold in the U15 Discus. 
Liath Lenihan was 3rd in the U16 High Jump. 
Conal Whelan was 2nd in the U16 Hammer. 
Aine O'Shea was 3rd in the U15 Discus. 
Siofra Foley was 3rd in the U17 Javelin & 4th in the Discus and Hammer. 
Malachy Kirwan was 6th in the U15 Long Jump. 
Cian Spillane had a great weekend where he was 3rd in the U 15 800m and 2nd in the 1500m (4:40). 
Shauna McCarthy finished 5th in the U15 1500m (5:11).
Natasha Myers reached the finals on the U16 200m and was 8th in the Long Jump.
Results on Munster Athletics website.
Selection of images from the Munster Juvenile Competitions on our website, Gallery page: HERE
In races around the county, Arthur Fitzgerald & Marie McKenna competed in the Half Of The Head 10K. Arthur won the mens in a time of 36:26, with Marie winning the ladies category 42:01. 

On Sunday Darragh Casey & George McCarthy took part in the Munster Mountain Championship race over Mangerton in Killarney. Both did very well over the 9Km mountain trail with Darragh finishing in 8th place and George also finished in the top 10.

Congratulations to Aidan McCarthy who got married to Breda over the weekend. We wish them all the best into the future.

We would like to express our sincerest condolences on the passing of Michael O'Shea. Mike was a member of our club many years ago and was a team member of the 1962 team who won the County T&F Quill Cup. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Club Training:.
Training will come to an end after the County Community Games Finals on June 24th. We want to wish all our athletes the best of luck and see you back after the summer holidays. A special thanks to all our volunteers and coaches who gave their time to preparing our club members for competition. Your commitment to training has been reflected in your performances in competition in which we had a very successful Track & Field season. Tá buíochas agus taitneamh a bhaint as an tsamhraidh.

Juvenile training on Tuesday 6pm to 6:45pm at Farranfore GAA Grounds. This is for children born 2010 (7/8yrs) to 2004 (14yrs). €2 per session.
Secondary School & Senior training on Thursday will be at An Riocht Track, Castleisland from 7:45pm to 8:45pm. Last session will be June 21st. €2 club member, €4 non club member.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sat 23rd - Sun 24th June: County Community Games Athletics, Castleisland
Sat 23rd June: Tailteann Games T&F C'ships, Santry
Sun 24th June: National League - Round 1, Tullamore
Sat 30th June: National Junior & U/23 T&F Championships, Tullamore
Sun 1st July: National Juvenile U12 to U13 Field events, Tullamore
Sat 7th July: National "B" Juvenile T&F C'Ships, Tullamore
Sun 8th July: National League Round 2, Athlone IT
Sat 14th July: National Juvenile T&F C'Ships Day 1, Tullamore
Sun 15th July: National Juvenile T&F C'Ships Day 2, Tullamore
Sat 21st July: Munster Juvenile "B" T&F C'Ships
Sun 22nd July: National Juvenile T&F C'Ships Day 3, Tullamore

Please contact club secretary, Mary, 085-1909509 to register for competitions in advance
See Kerry & Munster Athletics website for full fixture lists & timetable for events.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

County Primary School Sports June 13th 2018

County Primary School Sports will take place in Castleisland on Wednesday evening next the 13th of June. Please see list below with the children's names who have qualified. 
The event will begin at 6pm sharp and both sides of the track will be in use simultaneously. 
Please listen and watch out for your race. 
Please wear school singlet/jersey. 
There is a diversion and you cannot travel on Farranfore to Castleisland Road so please allow yourself extra time for the journey. 
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all the athletes the very best of luck and to bare in mind that it is an achievement in itself to qualify for the County Primary School Sports.

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Club Notes Week Ending 10th June 2018

Alytsus, Lithuania International Race Walk Festival
David Kenny was in Alytsus, Lithuania competing in the International race Walk Festival. Now in its 44th year, it is recognised throughout the world as an area for race walking champions. Some of the famous racers have started their sports career in the Alytus’ festival. On Friday 8th David competed in the 10Km U20 race. With temperatures at over thirty degrees it was a testing race. However David did well to finish in fifth place in a time of 47:53. The winner, from Trance completed the 10K in 44:07. On the following day, things went much better for David when he finished in second place in a time of 21mins for the U20 5Km. Also last week, David was awarded The prestigious title of "Fresher of the Year" for 2018 from CIT Athletics Club. A Sports Scholarship Recipient for CIT, David was nominated for this award for not only his outstanding achievement in his first year at CIT but also for his unwavering commitment to training and the CIT Athletics Club. A special mention must also go to his coach and mentor Michael O'Connor for his continued support in Davids road to race walking success.
Link: http://www.alytusfestival.lt/en/news

Munster Senior & Masters Track & Field Championships
It was a very successful Munster Senior & Masters Track & Field Championships held on Sunday June 10th in Castleisland.  Conditions were ideal with plenty of exciting competitions for all the spectators. We had a very good turnout for our club in both the Senior & Masters Categories. 
In the Senior catergory, Aidan Cahill, first Munster competition, ran a very good 800m to finish in fifth place with a time of 2:05.54. 
Niamh de Hora also competing in the 800m finished in 3rd place with a time of 2:18. 
Arthur Fitzgerald competed in the 1500m finishing in sixth place in a time of 4:33. 
Rossa Foley threw a new personal best for the Javelin, 46.72m to take silver, Bronze in the Discus (27.40m) & shot (8.82m).  
Casandra Myers competed in the Weight For Distance for the first time. She did very well to take bronze. 
In the Masters Casandra's mother, Eileen Myers competing in her very first event, the Weight For Distance. Eileen who has been coached for only 4 weeks also won bronze in her age category. Plenty more to come from these girls. 
Sean O'Shea was our star at the masters field events. He picked up three individual medals in the O45's. Gold in the Hammer (26.75m), Discus (29.18m) & Shot (10.15m). He had a very good Discus throw.

Dermot Dineen is starting to come back into form when he was second in the O40 800m and 1500m (4:37). Jerome Foley equally did well to win silver in the O50 800m & gold in the 400m (1.00.29) which is a new Munster best time. 
George McCarthy competed in the O45 3000m, again he ran a solid race to take silver in a seasonal best time of 9:44.
 Maria McCarthy competed in the O40 3000m & 1500m. She won both her races in time of 10:33 & 5:02 respectively. 
Mary Daly also competing in her very first Munster Track event took silver in the O40 3000m (10:40). 
Jim O'Shea competing in the O75 was 2nd in the 100m dash, Gold in Long Jump (3.65m) & High Jump (1.20m). Michael O'Connor won the O65 3000m Race Walk (17:59). 
A special thanks to our track coach Maria McCarthy who has been putting all our runners through their paces over the last ten weeks. The training has reaped dividends.
Full Results on Munster athletics website: munsterathletics

Primary Schools Track & Field County finals will be held on Wednesday June 13th at 6pm sharp. Those competing from our district will be notified at school.
Best of luck to everyone.

Club Training:.
Juvenile training on Tuesday 6pm to 6:45pm at Farranfore GAA Grounds. This will be in preparation for the Munster Track & Field scheduled for June. This is for children born 2010 (7/8yrs) to 2004 (14yrs). €2 per session. New comers always welcome. 

Secondary School & Senior training on every Thursday will be at An Riocht Track, Castleisland from 7:45pm to 8:45pm.  This is endurance / distance training & Field events. Last session will be June 21st. €2 club member, €4 non club member. 

Athletic's Fixtures
Wed 13th June: Primary School Sports, Castleisland  
Sat 16th / Sun 17th June: Munster U14 to U19 T&F, Waterford RSC
Sat 23rd - Sun 24th June: County Community Games Athletics, Castleisland
Sat 23rd June: Tailteann Games T&F C'ships, Santry
Sun 24th June: National League - Round 1, Tullamore
Sat 30th June: National Junior & U/23 T&F Championships, Tullamore
Sun 1st July:  National Juvenile U12 to U13 Field events, Tullamore
Sat 7th July: National "B" Juvenile T&F C'Ships, Tullamore
Sun 8th July: National League Round 2, Athlone IT
Sat 14th July: National Juvenile T&F C'Ships Day 1, Tullamore
Sun 15th July: National Juvenile T&F C'Ships Day 2, Tullamore 
Sat 21st July: Munster Juvenile "B" T&F C'Ships
Sun 22nd July: National Juvenile T&F C'Ships Day 3, Tullamore  

Please contact club secretary, Mary, 085-1909509 to register for competitions in advance
See Kerry & Munster Athletics website for full fixture lists & timetable for events.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 3rd June 2018

Munster Juvenile U9 to U13 Track & Field Championships
The Munster Juvenile U9 to U13 Track & Field Championships were held over two days in Lees Road, Ennis. Most of our juveniles competing were doing so for the very first time at Munster level. 
Rachel Boyle finished in 10th place for the U10 60m sprint. 
Eabha McCarthy qualified for the finals of the U13 60m Hurdles. In the final she finished in 5th place with a new personal best time of 10.66sec. 
Mairead Walsh ran the U12 600m distance, placed 25th in a time of 2:13. 
Rhian McCarthy was placed 20th out of 41 competitors in the U11 600m finishing in a time of 2:07. 
Leah McCarthy was 11th in the U9 300m. 
Ryan Vickers was 21st in the U9 60m sprint, 29th in the 300m distance and 15th in the Long Jump. 
Isaac Vickers was 10th in the U10 60m sprint  and placed 5th in the 500m distance in a time of 1:35 He also competed in the Long Jump and Turbo Javelin where he was fifth. 
Doireann O'Shea had a great day where she was placed 4th in the U13 Javelin with a throw of 17.71m, 15th in the Long Jump and was 9th in the Shot.
Niamh O'Shea was 22nd in the U12 shot and 7th in the Turbo Javelin. 
Kevin O'Shea was the star of the week where he competed in numerous event in both field and on the track. His best performance was in the U10 Turbo Javelin where he won individual silver with a great throw of 18.56m.
Results on Munster Athletics Website: HERE

National Schools Track & Field Championships
The National Schools Track & Field Championships were held in Tullamore on Saturday 2nd June. There was a host of top-class performances throughout the action-packed day of 122 events. 
Aine O'Shea (Mercy MountHawk) was 7th in the Minor Shot with a throw of 8.34m. 
Cian Spillane (Pres. Milltown) finished just outside the medals in 4th place for the Minor 800m. He ran a new personal best time of 2:11.83. 
Patrick Kearney (St. Brendans) was 5th in the Junior Discus with a fine throw of 30.13m. 
Siofra Foley (St. Brigids) was 12th in the Intermediate Javelin with a throw of 16.70m. 
Results on AAI website: HERE

District Primary Schools Sports
There was a great turnout for the annual District Primary Schools Sports. There was a strong turnout from most primary shhools with plenty of exciting competition in all classes. Those who were placed in the top three will now go forward to represent their schools in the County Primary Schools Sports on Wednesday June 13th at 6pm in An Riocht Track, Castleisland. All schools will be notified shortly with the list of qualifiers. We thank Listry GAA for allowing the use of their facilities and to all our volunteers who helped make the evening such an enjoyable occasion for the school children.

Club Training:.
Juvenile training on Tuesday 6pm to 6:45pm at Farranfore GAA Grounds. This will be in preparation for the Munster Track & Field scheduled for June. This is for children born 2010 (7/8yrs) to 2004 (14yrs). €2 per session. New comers always welcome. 

Secondary School & Senior training on every Thursday will be at An Riocht Track, Castleisland from 7:45pm to 8:45pm.  This is endurance / distance training & Field events. Last session will be June 21st. €2 club member, €4 non club member. 

Athletic's Fixtures
Sat 9th June: Munster U9 to U11 Team Games T&F, Castleisland
Sun 10th June: Munster Senior & Masters T&F, Castleisland
Wed 13th June: Primary School Sports, Castleisland
Sat 16th / Sun 17th June: Munster U14 to U19 T&F, Waterford RSC
Sat 23rd - Sun 24th June: County Community Games Athletics, Castleisland
Sat 23rd June: Tailteann Games T&F C'ships, Santry
Sun 24th June: National League - Round 1, Tullamore
Sat 30th June: National Junior & U/23 T&F Championships, Tullamore
 
Please contact club secretary, Mary, 085-1909509 to register for competitions in advance
See Kerry & Munster Athletics website for full fixture lists & timetable for events.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 27th May 2018

Club Singlets & Tops:
We will be placing another order for club wear at the end of May. You can e-mail your interest to  farranforemv@gmail.com  with: Name, Mobile, Gear Type, & Size. Payment required on order.
Details on our website: Club Gear

National Community Games 
The first National Community Games Festival weekend in 2018 took place from the 25th to 27th May in the superb University of Limerick. We had many of our juvenile athletes representing their county at various events. In the Cross Country Relays the U14 Boys won Gold. The team was made up of four club athletes, Cian Spillane, Malachy Kirwan, Conall O'Mahony and substitute Cormac Costello. The other team member was Cian Lynch of Spa Muckross. John Sexton was part of the U12 Boys team who made it through to the finals and finished in fifth place overall. Mairead Walsh was part of the U12 Girls team who did not make the medals but ran very well. A special mention also to Liath Lenihan who got gold in the U16 Projects category.

Arthur Fitzgerald took part in this years Cork BHAA John Buckley Sports 5k race in Cork City the  A huge crowd of 917 runners turned out. Arthur completed the distance in a time of 16:57, a new seasonal best.

District Primary School Sports
The District Primary School Sports will be held on Wednesday 30th May in Listry GAA grounds. Events will start at 6pm. This is open to all primary school pupils in the Farranfore Maine Valley AC district. All schools will be notified this week. Check out our website for fixture list.

Club Training:.
Juvenile training on Tuesday 6pm to 6:45pm at Farranfore GAA Grounds. This will be in preparation for the Munster Track & Field scheduled for June. This is for children born 2010 (7/8yrs) to 2004 (14yrs). €2 per session. New comers always welcome. 

Secondary School & Senior training on every Thursday will be at An Riocht Track, Castleisland from 7:45pm to 8:45pm. Last track session June 21st. €2 club member, €4 non club member. 

Athletic's Fixtures
Wed 30th May: District Primary School Sports, Listry GAA Grounds @ 6pm  
Sat 2nd June: National Schools  Track & Field, Tullamore 
Sat 2nd / Sun 3rd June: Munster U9 to U13 T&F, Lees Road Ennis @11am
Mon June 4th: St. Brendan's AC Juvenile Open Sports Day, Ardfert from 1pm
Sat 9th June: Munster U9 to U11 Team Games T&F, Castleisland
Sun 10th June: Munster Senior & Masters T&F, Castleisland
Wed 13th June: Primary School Sports, Castleisland
Sat 16th / Sun 17th June: Munster U14 to U19 T&F, Waterford RSC
Sat 23rd - Sun 24th June: County Community Games Athletics, Castleisland
Sat 23rd June: Tailteann Games T&F C'ships, Santry
Sun 24th June: National League - Round 1, Tullamore
Sat 30th June: National Junior & U/23 T&F Championships, Tullamore
 
Please contact club secretary, Mary, 085-1909509 to register for competitions in advance
See Kerry & Munster Athletics website for full fixture lists & timetable for events.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Annual District Primary School Sports - May 30th 2018


Farranfore Maine Valley AC will host the Annual District Primary Sports for the local schools.

Wednesday 30th May in Listry GAA Grounds starting at 6:00pm.


All primary school children within the Farranfore district are eligible to compete.



Programme of Events
(Separate races for boys and girls)

1st Class: 60m, 100m
2nd Class: 60m, 100m, 4x100 relay
3rd Class: 80m, 200m, Turbo Javelin
4th Class: 100m, 200m, 4x100 relay
5th Class: 100m, 600m, Long Jump
6th Class: 100m, 600m, Shot, 4x100 relay


Children in 1st, 3rd and 5th class may move up a class to compete in each 4th, 5th and 6th class 4x100 relays respectively.
2nd class may move up to 3rd class Turbo Javelin.
4th class may move up to 5th class Long Jump.
Shot is confined to 6th class children only.
Children can enter all events in their category mentioned above. Medals for the first 3 finishers of each event.

We will also have fun races for boys and girls in Junior and Senior Infants (40m run)

For details please speak to your school principal.
Children who get placed in these events will go forward to represent the district in the County Primary School Sports Day planned for Wednesday Evening of June 13th in An Riocht Track, Castleisland


Monday, May 14, 2018

County Track & Field C'Ships 2018 Results

Congratulations to all our juvenile athletes who competed in the 2018 County Track & field Championships held over two days on 12th & 13th May.
The club finished in third place overall with 83points.
Listowel AC (216p) 1st & Tralee Harriers 2nd (149p).

A special thanks to our juvenile coaches, Maria McCarthy (Track), Sean O'Shea (Throws) and Jerome Crowley (Jumps) for their support in preparing the children for competition over the last few months.

Below is list of individual medal winners (43 in total)
Full Results can be found on Kerry athletics websitehttp://kerryathletics.com/
Photos from the day.Gallery

Name Age Event_Type Area Result Position
Leah McCarthy U9 Track 60m 10.73s 3rd
Leah McCarthy U9 Track 300m 1.02.72 3rd
Rhian McCarthy U11 Track 600m 2.08.82 2nd
Eabha McCarthy U13 Track 80m 11.59s 2nd
Eabha McCarthy U13 Track 60mH 11.17s 1st
Eabha McCarthy U13 Track 600m 1.55.38 1st
Shauna McCarthy U15 Track 800m 2.30.83 2nd
Shauna McCarthy U16 Track 1500m 5.13.79 1st
Diarmuid Kirwan U13 Throws Javelin 15.39m 1st
Conall Whelan U16 Throws Hammer 37.99m 1st
Liath Lenihan U16 Jumps High Jump 1.39m 1st
Grainne Costello U12 Jumps High Jump 1.03m 3rd
Kevin O'Shea U10 Throws Turbo Jav 17.1m 2nd
Liath Lenihan U16 Jumps Long Jump 4.55m 2nd
Isaac Vickers  U11 Jumps Long Jump 3.55m 3rd
Aine O'Shea U16 Throws Javelin 18.66m 2nd
Natasha Myers U16 Throws Javelin 12.85m 3rd
Doireann O'Shea U13 Throws Shot 6.86m 3rd
Conall Whelan U16 Throws Shot 11.18m 1st
Patrick Kearney U16 Throws Discus 28.87m 1st
Aine O'Shea U16 Throws Discus 24m 1st
Patrick Kearney U15 Throws Javelin 27.06m 3rd
Thomas Clifford U16 Throws Javelin 22.31m 2nd
Doireann O'Shea U13 Throws Javelin 15.19m 1st
Aine O'Shea U15 Throws Shot 7.73m 3rd
Natasha Myers U16 Throws Shot 5.32m 2nd
Simon O'Leary U13 Throws Shot 8.25m 1st
Doireann O'Shea U14 Throws Hammer 15.25m 2nd
Ryan Vickers U9 Track 60m 10.15s 1st
Rachel Boyle U10 Track 60m 9.84s 1st
Isaac Vickers  U10 Track 60m 9.44s 3rd
Mairead Walsh U12 Track 60m 9.22s 2nd
Thomas Clifford U16 Track 100m 12.65s 3rd
Cormac Costello U14 Track 800m 2.47.91 2nd
Natasha Myers U16 Track 800m 2.41.89 2nd
Doireann O'Shea U13 Track 60mH 13.67s 3rd
Natasha Myers U16 Track 200m 28.81s 3rd
Jessie Lynch U10 Track 500m 1st
Isaac Vickers  U10 Track 500m 1.34.39 2nd
Grainne Costello U11 Track 600m 2.12.87 3rd
Mairead Walsh U12 Track 600m 2.03.40 2nd
Ryan Vickers U9 Track 300m 56.35s 1st
Natasha Myers U16 Track 1500m 5.54.54 3rd