Monday, March 18, 2019

Club Notes Week Ending 18th March. 2019

Club Summer Training Schedule
We would like to welcome our new coaches to the club who have recently completed their Level 1. They are Brendan Lynch, Peter Vickers & Eileen Myers. 
From Tuesday 26th March we will be going outdoors in preparation for Outdoor Track & Field Competitions. Juvenile Training on Tuesday nights will be starting at 6pm for all ages. U9 & U10 will be for one hour where we will cater for all events, Sprints, Distance, Throws & Jumps. Our U11 to U16 group training is more specific in Sprints & Middle Distance, coached by Maria. It will be for 90mins (6pm to 7:30pm). €2 per session.


From Thursday April 4th we will be going to An Riocht Track, Castleisland. Start time is 7:45pm to 9:15pm. This is for all athletes U11 to U16 & Seniors. We will also cater for a select few in the U9-U10 ages. Its important that anyone attending the track must be registered with the club for insurance purposes and a parent / guardian is present. If not you will not be allowed to train. It is also important that anyone attending MUST compete at least in the County Track & Field Competitions in May. Admission is €3 and paid to Jerome on the track.


County Juvenile Sports Hall Games.
The Kerry Athletics Indoor Development Sports Hall Games which will be held in Milltown on Saturday 23rd of March starting at 11am. Timetable is available to view on our website. Entries must be submitted through our club secretary. This is open to juvenile U9 to U12 Boys & Girls who did NOT win an individual medal at the 2018 Kerry County or Munster Juvenile Championships. You must be registered with the club in order to compete.

Well done to Arthur Fitzgerald who finished third overall in the HardMan 10K in Killarney on Sunday March 10th, He completed the distance in a great time of just over 34mins. 
Attached also is a picture of Jim O'Shea competing in the National Masters in Athlone AIT on March 10th where he won gold in the 60m dash.

Club Training:
Tuesdays @ Farranfore GAA Grounds, €2,
  • Juveniles U9 / U10 Outdoors 6 to 7pm (All events)
  • Juveniles U11-U16 Outdoors 6 to 7:30pm (Sprints & Mid. Distance)
Thursday @ An Riocht Track, Castleisland, €3
  • Juveniles U11-U16 & Senior 7:45 to 9:15pm (All events) 
  • NOTE: Must be Athletic Ireland Registered to attend.

Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes. Final class on Tuesday 19th March @7pm. We would like to thank Maria for holding this session and everyone who attended has benefited greatly.

We welcome new members to come along to training and try it out. If you are happy you can register after two sessions. See our website for full details.

Athletic's Fixtures

Sat 23rd Mar: SIAB Schools International XC, Dublin
Sat 23rd Mar.: County Juvenile 'B' Sports Hall Games, Milltown 11am
Sat 30th / Sun 31st Mar.: National Juvenile Indoors Day 1&2, AIT Arena
Fri 5th Apr.: IUAA Outdoor Track & Field , AIT Arena
Sat 6th Apr.: National Juvenile Indoors Day 3, AIT Arena
Sun 7th Apr. Gneeveguilla AC Juvenile Open Sports, An Riocht Track @ 1:30pm
Sun 7th Apr.: Community Games XC Relays U10/U12/U13 & U14 Beaufort
Tue 9th Apr. Community Games U16 Marathon (7Km), Currow
Fri 12th Apr. County Awards Banquet, Kenmare Bay Hotel


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, March 10, 2019

Club Notes Week Ending 10th March. 2019

Munster Schools Indoor Championships
The Munster Schools Indoor C'Ships were held in Nenagh during the week. 
Aine O'Shea (Mercy MountHawk Tralee) was third in the Junior Shot with a throw of 8.61m.
National Schools XC Championships
The Irish Life Health All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships took place in the picturesque surroundings of Clongowes Wood College, Kildare on Saturday March 9th with some exciting team and individual battles across all age categories. Shauna McCarthy was representing Killorglin Community College in the Intermediate Girls 3500m race. Ground contitions were very good with a flat course it was destined to be a fast paced race. Shauna got off to a good start placed in the top 40 out of 80 competitors as they headed into the first of two laps. Holding her steady pace she excelled through the wave of top runners to finish in 22nd place. She was very happy with her performance considering she was running with athletes almost twice her age. We would like to congratulate Shauna in what has been a very successful cross country season for her, winning individual national and two provincial team medals along with Munster and county wins. We would also like to congratulate Niamh O'Mahony of An Riocht AC who won the Intermediate Girls title is fine style.


National Masters Indoor Championships
The National Masters Indoor Championships were held in Athlone AIT arena on Sunday 10th March. There was a great turnout from all age categories. 
Michael O'Connor had a great 3000m Race Walk to take 1st spot in a time of 18:14.26. 
Sean O'Shea continues to dominate his category to win the Shot Putt with a throw of 12.03m. 
Jim O'Shea, still competing at a high standard where age has no boundaries, took gold in the High jump 1.25m, and gold for the 60m Sprint in a time of 9.77sec. 
Jerome Foley (O55) had a battle in his hands when competing in the 200m sprint. It was a photo finish for second place where Jerome came out on top to claim silver in a time of 27.36sec. in the 400m Jerome again was second with a time of 1:01.26. 
Best of luck to our Masters athletes who travel to Poland representing Ireland in the World Indoors next week-end.


Maria McCarthy was first lady home in the Gneeveguilla AC 4KM road race in Rathmore over the weekend. 
Caitriona Barry was ninth lady hhome in the Duhollow AC 10 Mile road race which was held on a cold and windy Sunday Afternoon. Caitriona completed the distance in just over 71mins. Well done.

County Juvenile Sports Hall Games.
The Kerry Athletics Indoor Development Sports Hall Games which will be held in Milltown on Saturday 23rd of March starting at 11am. Timetable is available to view on our website. Entries must be submitted through our club secretary. This is open to juvenile U9 to U12 Boys & Girls who did NOT win an individual medal at the 2018 Kerry County or Munster Juvenile Championships. You must be registered with the club in order to compete.

Club Training:
  • Juvenile Indoors on Tuesday in the Sports Hall Farranfore from 6pm to 6:45pm. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2011) to 12yrs (Born 2006). €2 per session.
  • Secondary School / Senior training on Thursday's at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance build training. €2 club member, €4 non club AAI member .
  • Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes on Tuesday at 7pm in the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
  • We welcome new members to come along to training and try it out. If you are happy you can register after two sessions. See our website for full details.

Athletic's Fixtures
  • Tue 5th Mar: Munster Schools Indoor Games, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
  • Sat 9th Mar.: National Schools XC, Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare
  • Sun 10th Mar.: National Masters Indoors, AIT Arena
  • Sat 23rd Mar: SIAB Schools International XC, Dublin
  • Sat 23rd Mar.: County Juvenile 'B' Sports Hall Games, Milltown 11am
  • Sat 30th / Sun 31st Mar.: National Juvenile Indoors Day 1&2, AIT Arena
  • Fri 5th Apr.: IUAA Outdoor Track & Field , AIT Arena
  • Sat 6th Apr.: National Juvenile Indoors Day 3, AIT Arena
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, March 3, 2019

Kerry Juvenile Development Games 2019


Club Notes Week Ending 3rd March. 2019

Leinster Indoor Championships
The Leinster Indoor Championships were held on Saturday 2nd March. Two of our Masters athletes competed as guests in preparations for the National Masters Indoors next week-end.
Michael O'Connor (M65) took gold in the 3K Race Walk at a time of 18:16.36. 
Jerome Foley (M55) was second in the 200m sprint at a time of 27.28.


County Juvenile Sports Hall Games.
The Kerry Athletics Indoor Development Sports Hall Games which will be held in Milltown on Saturday 23rd of March starting at 11am. Timetable is available to view on our website. Entries can be submitted through your club secretary. This is open to juvenile U9 to U12 Boys & Girls who did NOT win an individual medal at the 2018 Kerry County or Munster Juvenile Championships.

You can view our clubs Child Safeguarding Statement & GDPR Privacy Statement on our website.
See AAI Child Welfare Link here
Munster Juvenile PRO Report for 2018. See here.

Club Training:

  • Juvenile Indoors on Tuesday in the Sports Hall Farranfore from 6pm to 6:45pm. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2011) to 12yrs (Born 2006). €2 per session.
  • Secondary School / Senior training on Thursday's at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance build training. €2 club member, €4 non club AAI member .
  • Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes on Tuesday at 7pm in the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
  • We welcome new members to come along to training and try it out. If you are happy you can register after two sessions. See our website for full details.
  • With The outdoor Track & Field C'Ships starting early May we will be pre-booking Riocht Athletics Track for training. This will start first week in April. More information once time is fixed depending on Track availability. 

Athletic's Fixtures
Tue 5th Mar: Munster Schools Indoor Games, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
Sat 9th Mar.: National Schools XC, Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare
Sun 10th Mar.: National Masters Indoors, AIT Arena
Sat 23rd Mar: SIAB Schools International XC, Dublin
Sat 23rd Mar.: County Juvenile 'B' Sports Hall Games, Milltown 11am
Sat 30th / Sun 31st Mar.: National Juvenile Indoors Day 1&2, AIT Arena

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, February 24, 2019

Club Notes Week Ending 24th Feb. 2019

Munster U/12 to U/19 Indoor Championships
The Munster U/12 to U/19 Indoor Championships was held over the weekend, Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th February. 
Congratulations to Aine O'Shea who was third in the U16 Shot and qualifies for the Nationals.
Eabha McCarthy was competing for the very first time at an Indoors event as she focus more on Sprints & Hurdles. Eabha finished 4th in her 60m sprint heat (8.89sec) on day 1 and on day 2 she made the finals of the 60m Hurdles. Finishing in 4th place (unofficial) she was extremely happy with her performance. 
Cian Spillane competed in the U16 800m, he did not medal but came 5th overall as he was part of the fastest heat. Nice to see him participate.

County 5K Road Race Championship
The County Junior/Novice/Snr. & Master 5K Road Race Championship was held on Sunday 24th Feb. in Kenmare. It was a well organised event by Kenmare AC. The course was a fast one with flenty of downhill running. The Senior Mens race was won by Conor O'Mahony (An Riocht). 
Arthur Fitzgerald did very well to be placed 6th overall in a time of 16:11.
George McCarthy finished 8th overall (16:39) and was 2nd in his age category.
In the Women's race Mary Daly was the first Senior lady finishing in a time of 17:53.
Caitriona Barry was fifth lady overall and first in her age category.

CHANGE OF VENUE FOR MUNSTER AGM: The Munster AGM will now take place in the Woodstock Hotel, Ennis. Start time is still the same, 11am.

Our AGM was held last Thursday 21st Feb. There was a strong turnout. The club officers are unchanged so we thank all those for volunteering their free time over 2018 and look forward to a successful 2019.

Coaching Courses:
Three of our club members, athletes and parents, will be participating in the Level 1 coaching course starting next week-end in Tralee. This will help strengthen our clubs coaching group and give more experienced athletics training to our juvenile athletes. We would encourage any parent who would like to help out but is not sure how, to please talk to Jerome, Maria or Sean during the training sessions.

See athletic Ireland website for full details
1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th of March- Level 1- Tralee Harriers AC, Tralee.

Club Training:
  • Juvenile Indoors on Tuesday in the Sports Hall Farranfore from 6pm to 6:45pm. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2011) to 12yrs (Born 2006). €2 per session.
  • Secondary School / Senior training on Thursday's at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance build training. €2 club member, €4 non club AAI member .
  • Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes on Tuesday at 7pm in the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
  • We welcome new members to come along to training and try it out. If you are happy you can register after two sessions. See our website for full details.

Athletic's Fixtures
  • Sun 3rd Mar: Munster 4mile Roads, Dundrum Co. Tipperary
  • Tue 5th Mar: Munster Schools Indoor Games, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
  • Sat 9th Mar.: National Schools XC, Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare
  • Sun 10th Mar.: National Masters Indoors, AIT Arena
  • Sat 23rd Mar: SIAB Schools International XC, Dublin
  • Sun 24th Mar.: County Juvenile 'B' Sports Hall Games, Milltown
  • Sat 30th / Sun 31st Mar.: National Juvenile Indoors Day 1&2, AIT Arena
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, February 17, 2019

Club Notes Week Ending 17th Feb. 2019

National Senior Indoor T&F C'Ships
The Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Track & Field Championships were held in National Indoor Arena, Dublin over the week-end. 
David Kenny was back in action when competing in the Senior Men 5K Race Walk. David had a great race finishing in 3rd place winning a National Bronze medal. He did so with yet another personal best performance, completing the distance in 20:41.92. The winner was Alex Wright (Leevale AC) finishing in a CBS time of 18:53.87. A great achievement by David.

Munster Schools XC
The Munster Schools Cross Country Championships were held in WIT, Waterford on Friday 15th Feb. A course known to all cross country runners as an extremely difficult course due to the short sharp incline and long hill climbing. 
Conall O'Mahony (ISK) was first up competing in the Junior Boys 3,500m 3 lap race. Conall ran well finishing in 19th place overall out of over 70 athletes. 
Shauna McCarthy (KCC) competed in the Intermediate Girls 3000m 2 lap race. Shauna had a great start and was part of the top 15 lead group as they headed for the long 400m climb. On the down hill she was in ninght place heading into the second and final lap. Again strong on the uphill she was placed 7th and held onto this position crossing the finish line. No individual medal for Shauna, but she did enough to qualify for the National Schools final to be held in Kildare on March 9th. Well done to all the other Kerry athletes who did very well.

Kerry Primary Schools Cross Country
The Kerry Primary Schools Cross Country was held in Tralee during the week. 
Jessie Lynch (Lispole) won the 3rd/4th Class Girls 1000m, winning by a good margin. 
In the 3rd/4th Class Boys both Tairnan Lynch running (Lispole) and Isaac Vickers (Firies) ran away from chasing pack and in an exciting finish Isaac won from Tairnan by mere centimeters. 
Finally in the 5th/6th Class Girls Mairead Walsh (Farranfore) ran a very measured race settling in 8th and coming home really strongly to win an excellent bronze medal for 3rd place. A great result all round for the kids, and their schools.

The Optimal Fitness 10Mile & 5K was held in Tralee on Sat. 16th Feb. 
Well done to Julie Deane who completed the 10mile in 78:37, sixth lady finisher.

Munster U/12 to U/19 Indoor Championships, Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th February. On Line Entry closes on Wednesday 20th Feb. Please contact club secretary before this date if intending to compete.
The County Junior/Novice/Snr. & Master 5K Road Race Championship will be held on Sunday 24th Feb. in Kenmare at 10:30am. If intending to compete please contact club secretary with your individual entry.

Coaching Courses:
See athletic Ireland website for full details
1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th of March- Level 1- Tralee Harriers AC, Tralee.

Club Training:
  • Juvenile Indoors on Tuesday in the Sports Hall Farranfore from 6pm to 6:45pm. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2011) to 12yrs (Born 2006). €2 per session.
  • Secondary School / Senior training on Thursday's at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance build training. €2 club member, €4 non club member .
  • Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes on Tuesday at 7pm in the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
  • We welcome new members to come along to training and try it out. If you are happy you can register after two sessions. See our website for full details.

Athletic's Fixtures
  • Sat/Sun 23rd/24th Feb: Munster U/12 to U/19 Juvenile Indoors, Nenagh Indoor Stadium.
  • Sun 24th Feb: County Junior/Snr./Master Roads 5K, Kenmare, 10:30am
  • Sun 3rd Mar: Munster 4mile Roads, Dundrum Co. Tipperary
  • Tue 5th Mar: Munster Schools Indoor Games, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
  • Sat 9th Mar.: National Schools XC, Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare
  • Sun 10th Mar.: National Masters Indoors, AIT Arena
  • Sat 23rd Mar: SIAB Schools International XC, Dublin
  • Sun 24th Mar.: County Juvenile 'B' Sports Hall Games, Milltown
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, February 11, 2019

Club Notes Week Ending 10th Feb. 2019

It was an action packed week of athletics. 

IUAA Indoors Championships
On Friday 8th Feb. the Irish University IUAA Indoors were held in Athlone AIT arena.
David Kenny(CIT) continues his great season in race walking when he won the 2000m Race Walk in a time of 7:40.10.
Rossa Foley (IT Tralee) was third in the 16Kg WFD with a throw of 7.59m.

Munster Juvenile U9 to U11 Indoors
The Munster Juvenile U9 to U11 Indoors was held in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Sat 9th Feb..  
Ryan and Isaac Vickers were competing. Ryan in the 60m, Long Jump and 500m with PB's in the 60m and Long Jump, while Isaac competed in the 60m, Long Jump, Shot Putt and 600m. He was a very good 2nd in his heat and his time was good enough for a bronze medal.  

Munster Junior / Senior & Masters indoor C'Ships
Also over the weekend was the Munster Junior / Senior & Masters indoor C'Ships. 
In the race walking David Kenny won the U23/ Snr. 3000m in a time of 12:08.59 which was a new champion best time. 
Mike Connor was second in the O65 masters category in a time of 18:06.32. We will have the other results next week once published by Munster Athletics. Well done to everyone

Valentines 5K
Gneeveguilla AC hosted their Valentines 5K in Killarney on Sat. 9th Feb. With over 120 participants, 
George McCarthy was 7th overall and 2nd in his age category.
 Maria McCarthy had a good run following a long spell away from racing when she was 3rd overall lady. 
Shauna McCarthy was first Junior Girl, 
Samuel Scoorpe won his age category and Brendan Lynch also ran well.

Barcelona Half Marathon
Arthur Fitzgerald competed in the Barcelona Half Marathon. This was Arthur's first attempt at this distance. He did very well to finish in a time of 1:18:10. Well done.

Coaching Courses:
See athletic Ireland website for full details
17th Feb. – Endurance Course- Westlodge Hotel, Bantry, Cork
1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th of March- Level 1- Tralee Harriers AC, Tralee.


Club Training:

  • Juvenile Indoors on Tuesday in the Sports Hall Farranfore from 6pm to 6:45pm. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2011) to 12yrs (Born 2006). €2 per session.
  • Secondary School / Senior training on Thursday's at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance build training. €2 club member, €4 non club member . 
  • Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes on Tuesday at 7pm in the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
  • We welcome new members to come along to training and try it out. If you are happy you can register after two sessions. See our website for full details. 

Athletic's Fixtures
  • Fri 15th Feb: Munster Schools XC, Waterford Sports Campus, Carrignaore.
  • Sat / Sun 16th/17th  Feb: National Senior Indoors,  Indoor Arena Abbottstown
  • Sat/Sun 23rd/24th Feb: Munster U/12 to U/19 Juvenile Indoors, Nenagh Indoor Stadium.
  • Sun 24th Feb: County Junior/Snr./Master Roads 5K, Kenmare, 10:30am
  • Sun 3rd Mar: Munster 4mile Roads, Dundrum Co. Tipperary
  • Tue 5th Mar: Munster Schools Indoor Games, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
  • Sat 9th Mar.: National Schools XC,  Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare  
  • Sun 10th Mar.: National Masters Indoors, AIT Arena
  • Sat 23rd Mar: SIAB Schools International XC, Dublin
  • Sun 24th Mar.: County Juvenile 'B' Sports Hall Games, Milltown

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, February 4, 2019

Club Notes Week Ending 3rd Feb.. 2019

Race walking
The 17th Annual Elán indoor meet was held on Sunday 27th Jan. in the capital city of Slovakia, Bratislava.
David Kenny competed in the 5K where he completed the distance in 21:13.58. This was 40 seconds. off his personal best time. David finished in 7th place overall.

South Munster Schools XC Championships
The South Munster Schools XC Championships were held in Riverstick, Cork on Friday 1st Feb. There was a cold dry breeze with a series of hills to climb over the course for our athletes to contend with. 
Cian Spillane (Milltown Pres.) and Conall O’Mahony (ISK) were competing in the Junior 3000m race. Over two laps both athletes got off to a good start. Cian in the lead group of four and Conall working through the runners behind. Cian ran a great race, taking the lead after the first lap and fought hard to hold his place to take first place. Conall equally had a great last lap, where he was placed 16th going into the final kilometre, he push ahead and finally finished in 9th spot. 
Shauna McCarthy (KCC) competed in the Intermediate 3000m race. No stranger to cross country, she was part of the front pack withing the first 200m’s. Over the first lap Shauna was placed in second place and slowly opening up a gap between herself and third place runner. In the end she was unable to make up ground the contend first place, finishing in a strong second place. Congratulations to all three who now go forward to the Munster Finals on Feb. 15th. 
Thomas Clifford (St. Brendan’s) was part of the schools team who finished in 4th place and Thomas was first home for his team in 20th place.

Munster Awards
Rossa Foley was all suited up to collect his Munster Award for best U23 Track & Field in 2018. Rossa, an all-rounder in field events, had a very successful season with Munster gold medals in Triple Jump, Javelin, Shot, WFD & Discus. He also medalled at National level and Universities. A well-deserved recipient of this award and we wish him success in 2019.

Dungarvan 10miler. 
George McCarthy took the long journey east on Sunday Feb. 3rd to take part in the Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10miler. With over 3,000 competing it is very famous race with some of the best irish athletes competing for the title. George ran well to break the hour, finishing in a time of 59:20, 74th overall and 7th in his age category.

Coaching Courses:
See athletic Ireland website for full details
10th Feb.- Assistant Coach Course- Scoil Pol, Kilfinane, Limerick
17th Feb. – Endurance Course- Westlodge Hotel, Bantry, Cork
1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th of March- Level 1- Tralee Harriers AC, Tralee.

Club Training:
  • Juvenile Indoors on Tuesday in the Sports Hall Farranfore from 6pm to 6:45pm. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2011) to 12yrs (Born 2006). €2 per session.
  • Secondary School / Senior training on Thursday's at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance build training. €2 club member, €4 non club member . 
  • Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes on Tuesday at 7pm in the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
  • We welcome new members to come along to training and try it out. If you are happy you can register after two sessions. See our website for full details. 

Athletic's Fixtures
· Sat 9th Feb: Munster U/9 to U/11 Indoors & Women's & Men's Walks & Men's 3km, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
· Sat 9th Feb: Valentines 5K (Gneeveguilla AC), Killarney 11:30am
· Sun 10th Feb: Munster Junior, Senior & Masters Indoor C'Ships, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
· Fri 15th Feb: Munster Schools XC, Waterford Sports Campus, Carrignaore.
· Sat / Sun 16th/17th Feb: National Senior Indoors, Indoor Arena Abbottstown
· Sat/Sun 23rd/24th Feb: Munster U/12 to U/19 Juvenile Indoors, Nenagh Indoor Stadium.
· Sun 24th Feb: County Junior/Snr./Master Roads 5K, Kenmare, 10:30am

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, January 27, 2019

Club Notes Week Ending 27th Jan. 2019

National Indoor Junior + U23 Championships
The Irish Life Health National Indoor Junior + U23 Championships took place on Sunday Jan 27th at the AIT International Arena, Athlone. There was a good turnout from clubs all over Ireland which made for some very exciting competitions. 
Rossa Foley was back in action as he competed in a number of the U23 field events. His best performance was in the 35lb Weight For Distance where earned himself a national individual medal coming in second place with a throw of 7.55m. Rossa also took part in the Triple Jump. 
His sister Siofra Foley competing in the Junior category missed out in the medals but did well in the Shot Putt.
Best of luck to David Kenny who will be competing in the 5k Indoor Race walk at the 4th Annual Elan Indoor Games in the Slovak capital, Bratislava on 10th Feb.

County AGM
The county AGM was held last week where the following county championship fixtures have been fixed.
  • February 24th County Junior/Senior/Master Road Race, Kenmare.
  • March 23rd..Juvenile 'B' Indoor Development Games U9 to U12 Miltown
  • April 12th Kerry Athletics Awards Night Kenmare.
  • May 5th Day 1 T&F Juvenile County Championships U9 to U16 Castleisland
  • May 6th T&F .Junior/Senior/Masters Kerry County Championships Castleisland
  • May 12th Day 2 Juvenile County T&F Championships U9 to U16 Castleisland
  • Transfers must be submitted to county board before March 24th.
Coaching Courses:
See athletic Ireland website for full details
  • 2nd Feb- Athletics Leader Course- CIT, Cork
  • 10th Feb.- Assistant Coach Course- Scoil Pol, Kilfinane, Limerick
  • 17th Feb. – Endurance Course- Westlodge Hotel, Bantry, Cork
  • 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th of March- Level 1- Tralee Harriers AC, Tralee.

Club Training:
  • Juvenile Indoors commences on Tuesday in the Sports Hall Farranfore from 6pm to 6:45pm. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2011) to 12yrs (Born 2006). €2 per session.
  • Secondary School / Senior training on Thursday's at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance build training. €2 club member, €4 non club member . 
  • Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes commences on Tuesday 15th Jan. @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
  • We welcome new member to come along to training and try it out. If you are happy you can register after two sessions. See our website for full details. 

Athletic's Fixtures
  • Fri 1st Feb: South Munster Schools XC Championships, TBC
  • Sat 2nd Feb: National Indoor Games, Indoor Arena Abbottstown
  • Sun 3rd Feb: National Inter/Master/Juv "B" & Relays XC, Dundalk
  • Sat 9th Feb: Munster U/9 to U/11 Indoors & Women's & Men's Walks & Men's 3km, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
  • Sat 9th Feb: Valentines 5K (Gneeveguilla AC), Killarney 11:30am
  • Sun 10th Feb: Munster Junior, Senior & Masters Indoor C'Ships, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
  • Fri 15th Feb: Munster Schools XC, Waterford Sports Campus, Carrignaore.
  • Sat / Sun 16th/17th Feb: National Senior Indoors, Indoor Arena Abbottstown
  • Sat/Sun 23rd/24th Feb: Munster U/12 to U/19 Juvenile Indoors, Nenagh Indoor Stadium.
  • Sun 24th Feb: County Junior/Snr./Master Roads 5K, Kenmare
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, January 20, 2019

Club Notes Week Ending 20th Jan 2019

Schools Cross Country Championships 
This years Post Primary Schools Cross Country Championships kicked off with the County Schools on Jan 17th last. Held in Killarney Demesne, surface conditions were favorable following the good weather we have had over the last month. 
Cian Spillane (Milltown Pres.) won the Junior 2500m race with Conall O'Mahony (ISK) in third. Shauna McCarthy (KCC) was second in the Intermediate Girls 2500m race. 
Ellen Kelliher (Milltown Pres.) was sixth in the Minor girls 1500m race. 
Also well done to Elaine McMahon & Natasha Myers who also represented their schools. 
Next up is the South Munster Schools on Friday Feb. 1st in Riverstick Co. Cork.
Juvenile Indoors: Day 1
The Indoors competitions kicked off this weekend in Nenagh with the Munster Juvenile Relays, Jumps & Throws. Well done to Siofra Foley who was third in the U18 Shot.

Best of luck to David Kenny who will be competing in the 5k Indoor Race walk at the 4th Annual Elan Indoor Games in the Slovak capital, Bratislava on 10th Feb.

Coaching Courses:
Athletics Ireland has organised coaching courses for the Munster region over the month of March. If you are interested in any of the courses sign up now! Our club is always looking for parents to get involved in training as it only helps to further develop our juveniles and you also learn valuable skills which can be passed onto your own children as well as yourself.
We have built up a good level of coaches within the club, but we see that we need to follow through with coaching & developing our older juveniles. For this to continue its important we get more coaches to help out with the younger age groups. If you are interested please come and talk to us. The club will cover costs for the courses. See athletic Ireland website for full details
  • 2nd Feb- Athletics Leader Course- CIT, Cork
  • 10th Feb.- Assistant Coach Course- Scoil Pol, Kilfinane, Limerick
  • 17th Feb. – Endurance Course- Westlodge Hotel, Bantry, Cork
  • 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th of March- Level 1- Tralee Harriers AC, Tralee.
Club Training:
  • Juvenile Indoors commences on Tuesday in the Sports Hall Farranfore from 6pm to 6:45pm. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2011) to 12yrs (Born 2006). €2 per session.
  • Secondary School / Senior training on Thursday's at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance build training. €2 club member, €4 non club member . 
  • Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes commences on Tuesday 15th Jan. @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
We welcome new member to come along to training and try it out. If you are happy you can register after two sessions. See our website for full details. 

Athletic's Fixtures
  • Sat 26th Jan: AAI National Indoor League - Round 2, AIT Indoor Arena
  • Sun 27th Jan: National Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships , AIT Indoor Arena
  • Fri 1st Feb: South Munster Schools XC Championships, TBC
  • Sat 2nd Feb: National Indoor Games, Indoor Arena Abbottstown
  • Sun 3rd Feb: National Inter/Master/Juv "B" & Relays XC, Dundalk
  • Sat 9th Feb: Munster U/9 to U/11 Indoors & Women's & Men's Walks & Men's 3km, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
  • Sat 9th Feb: Valentines 5K (Gneeveguilla AC), Killarney 11:30am
  • Sun 10th Feb: Munster Junior, Senior & Masters Indoor C'Ships, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
  • Fri 15th Feb: Munster Schools XC, Waterford Sports Campus, Carrignaore.
  • Sat / Sun 16th/17th Feb: National Senior Indoors, Indoor Arena Abbottstown
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.