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.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Club Notes Week Ending 13th Jan. 2019

Shot Putt Masterclass
Leevale A.C. is hosting a high performance Shot Putt Masterclass with Malcolm Fenton (former UK Athletics & England Athletics Lead Throws coach) from 18th to 20th January in the Leevale A.C. High Performance Centre. See all the details here. Coaches/athletes are welcome, places are still available. Contact donalfmoynihan@gmail.com for more information and to book your place.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2019:
Membership for 2019 can now be made. This can be done through our website paypal link or alternatively you can give membership fee to our committee member. On Line Link: HERE
Membership annual fees are available on our website. You need to be registered before you can attend training or compete in any athletics competitions in 2019. 
New Members welcome to attend training and try it out before making a decision. Full information on our website.  

The Kerry Athletics Country Board AGM will take place on the Jan 21st at the Rose Hotel Tralee at 7.30pm

Club Training:
  • Juvenile Indoors commences on Tuesday 22nd January 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 
Athletic's Fixtures
  • Thur 17th Jan: County Schools XC - Killarney @ 11:30am
  • Sat 19th Jan: Irish Life Health Indoor Combined Events - All Ages, AIT Indoor Arena
  • Sun 20th Jan: Munster Juv. Inter Club Relays & Juvenile Jumps & Throws - Day 1, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
  • 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
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 6, 2019

Club Notes Week Ending 6th Jan. 2019

New Year Wishes
Wishing all our club members, supporters, trainers, club officials a very Happy New Year and continued success.

Charles O'Shea 10K & 5K
Just over 200 runners turned out for the 31st Annual Charles O'Shea 10K and 5K on New Years Day. Held in the village of Beaufort on what was a very good day which was dry and no wind. Organised by Star of The Laune AC it continues to attract some talented runners. There was good representation from our club with everyone doing very well. 
In the 5K, Aidan Cahill was first to cross the line in a time of 17:31
Dermot Dineen was third in a time of 17:55. 
Ger Ladden finished in 20:51, first in his age category. 
In the 10K Caitriona Barry ran very well to finish second place overall and in a time of 41:01.
Munster Awards
Congratulations to Rossa Foley who has been awarded the U23 Track & Field for his Munster achievements in 2018. The Munster Star Awards Banquet will take place on Saturday 2nd February in the Rathkeale House Hotel, Rathkeale, Co. Limerick.

Training is starting up for the Spring Season. Refer to times below. Please note membership for 2019 is now due and you must be registered before and upcoming competitions. Registration is from 1st Jan 2019 to 31st Dec. 2019.
New members always welcome to attend our training and see if it is suitable for you or your children. Plenty of information on our club website: ffmvac.blogspot.ie.

Kerry Athletics Development Squad training sessions return to Tralee Harriers Field across from theRrose Hotel on Sunday mornings from 11am to 1pm. Events covered are Sprints, Hurdles, Middle distance, Jumps and Throws. These sessions are open to all club athletes who will be U13 in 2019 and older. The cost for the year is €50 per athlete.

Club Training:
  • Juvenile Indoors commences on Tuesday 22nd January 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 commencing on Thursday 10th Jan. 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 
Athletic's Fixtures
  • Sat 12th Jan: AAI National Indoor League - Round 1, Indoor Arena Abbottstown
  • Sat 19th Jan: Irish Life Health Indoor Combined Events - All Ages, AIT Indoor Arena
  • Sun 20th Jan: Munster Juv. Inter Club Relays & Juvenile Jumps & Throws - Day 1, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
  • 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
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, December 30, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 30th Dec. 2018

St. Stephen's Day Annual 5K
There was a record turnout for our Annual St. Stephen's Day 5K Run. Now in its 57th year, with an impressive 455 finishers which was mainly due to the weather been so favorable on the day. A special thanks to all our race organisers & volunteers who work tirelessly every year to make this an event to be enjoyed by all.
A sincere thanks to all our main sponsors: DUNNES Killarney, LEE STRAND, Angasana SPA The Brehon, Moriarty's Centra Farranfore, Killarney Credit Union, Ulster Bank, Daly's Supervalu, Avondale Construction, Mail Boxes etc & LIDL Castleisland. 

Conor O'Mahony of An Riocht AC ran a great race, leading from the start to win overall in a time of 15:46 to take the Fr. Dan Browne perpetual Cup. 

European Athlete, Michelle Finn of Leevale AC was first lady (16:48) to take the Fr. Gearoid O'Donnachadha perpetual Cup. 

We had 40 competing from our club. 
Deirdre Nagle & Declan Kennedy were our Club Novice winners. 
Arthur Fitzgerald was first club finisher and was awarded the Sean Cronin Memorial Plaque. 
This was donated by Sean's family in recognition for his contribution to athletics and the club throughout his life. We are deeply grateful for this and he will always be remembered. Full Results and photos can be found our our club website.

Membership 2019:
Athletics Ireland has set-up a new on-line membership system. Athletes can access the membership system and renew their membership in minutes without contacting the club secretary. Full details can be reviewed on Athletic Ireland website.

Club Training:
Secondary School / Senior training commencing on Thursday 10th Jan. at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance build training. €2 club member, €4 non club member .

Athletic's Fixtures
Sat 12th Jan: AAI National Indoor League - Round 1, Indoor Arena Abbottstown
Sat 19th Jan: Irish Life Health Indoor Combined Events - All Ages, AIT Indoor ArenaSun 20th Jan: Munster Juv. Inter Club Relays & Juvenile Jumps & Throws - Day 1, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
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

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

Thursday, December 27, 2018

St. Stephen's Day 5K Results 2018

It was lovely day for our 57th Annual St. Stephen's Day 5K Road Run. Well done to all our 455 participants who came out to take part in what is one of the longest running races in Ireland.
A special thanks to all our race organisers & volunteers who work tirelessly every year to make this an event to be enjoyed by all.
A sincere thanks to all our main sponsors: 


FULL RESULTS: 2018 5K RESULTS
Photos on our Facebook: HERE

Conor O'Mahony of An Riocht AC ran a great race, leading from the start to win overall in a time of 15:46 to take the Fr. Dan Browne perpetual Cup.

European Athlete, Michelle Finn of Leevale AC was first lady (16:48) to take the Fr. Gearoid O'Donnachadha perpetual Cup.
We are extremely grateful to the Pierse family of Listowel who kindly donated the ladies memorial cup. They have been participating in the road race since 1961, now with 3 generations taking part.



Top Six Male Finishers
Posn Time NAME SURNAME CLUB
1 15:46.7 Conor O Mahony An Riocht AC
2 15:55.6 Tim O'Connor An Riocht AC
3 16:12.8 Eddie O connor Listowel AC
4 16:15.2 James Doran An Riocht AC
5 16:19.8 Michael O Connor Crusaders AC
6 16:26.1 Oisin Spillane Tralee Harriers AC
Top Six Female Finishers
Posn Time NAME SURNAME CLUB
10 16:48.2 Michelle Finn Leevale AC
11 16:52.8 Grace Lynch Iveragh AC
17 17:20.7 Sorcha NicDhomhnaill Donore Harriers AC
30 18:13.9 Niamh Clifford Star of the Laune AC
32 18:16.5 Mary Daly Farranfore Maine Valley AC
52 18:56.0 Carol Finn Leevale AC
Female Age Category Top Finishers
19:37.7 Deirdre Nagle Farranfore Maine Valley AC O35
20:32.0 Catroine Lenihan West Limerick AC O35
19:31.4 Michelle Pierse Listowel AC O40
20:33.5 Rachel Cleary Unattached O40
19:44.0 Caitriona Barry Farranfore Maine Valley AC O45
21:59.4 Eileen Brennan Unattached O45
21:40.4 Caroline  Murphy Gneeveguilla AC O50
25:41.7 Eileen O Sullivan Hartstown Meet and Train O50
26:56.2 Pauline O Meara Burlington Runners O55
29:27.2 Anne Tierney Unattached O55
21:53.2 Anne Mangan Star of the Laune AC O60
22:37.2 Majella Diskin Riocht O60
40:00.0 Eileen Hayes Unattached O70
19:18.7 Ella Doherty Ennis Track AC U17
21:09.2 Aoife Mahony Listowel AC U20
Male Age Category Top Finishers
Time NAME SURNAME CLUB Cat.
16:28.0 Sean  O Sullivan An Riocht AC O40
17:05.0 Flor O'Donoghue Unattached O40
16:42.1 Sean Murphy Trim AC O45
17:12.4 Donal Leahy Listowel AC O45
17:21.2 Robert    Purcell Gneeveguilla AC O50
18:48.9 Eamonn Monaghan Enniskillen R.C O50
19:39.5 Padraig Sheahan Millstreet AC O50
18:54.2 Kevin  Griffin An Riocht AC O55
21:10.5 Gerard Ladden Farranfore Maine Valley AC O55
21:40.0 James O Meara Burlington Runners O60
25:15.7 Malachy McCarthy West Limerick AC O60
21:17.5 Mike MacDomhnaill West Limerick AC O65
22:25.5 Geoff Stacey Unattached O65
26:18.0 Martin Walsh Unattached O70
28:43.5 Ian Hancock Unattached O70
18:50.4 Luke O Callaghan An Riocht AC U17
19:24.0 Mark Monaghan St. Michaels AC U20
We had 40 competing from our club. Individual performances below.
 Deirdre Nagle & Declan Kennedy were our Club Novice winners. 
Arthur Fitzgerald was first club finisher and was awarded the Sean Cronin Memorial Plaque.
This was donated by Sean's family in recognition for his contribution to athletics and the club throughout his life. We are deeply grateful for this and he will always be remembered.
Posn Time NAME SURNAME Gender
9 16:46.2 Arthur Fitzgerald M
28 18:07.2 Dermot    Dineen M
29 18:08.4 Aidan McCarthy M
32 18:16.5 Mary Daly F
44 18:39.2 Brendan Lynch M
72 19:37.7 Deirdre Nagle F
62 19:21.4 cian Spillane m
106 21:10.5 Gerard Ladden M
64 19:27.7 Conall O Mahony M
75 19:44.0 Caitriona Barry F
98 20:48.5 Shauna McCarthy F
141 22:27.5 Thomas Clifford M
147 22:40.5 Michael O Connor M
151 22:45.7 Declan Kennedy M
152 22:46.7 Mairead  Fitzgerald F
176 23:45.9 Brendan O'Shea M
184 23:54.4 Grace Crowley F
191 24:05.5 Ian Crowley M
207 24:38.5 Samuel Scroope M
211 24:42.5 Pierette Scroope F
223 24:57.7 Katie Brosnan F
259 26:18.5 Christine Spillane F
262 26:23.4 Aidan Benson M
274 26:47.4 Mairead  Walsh F
299 27:46.7 Kian Costello M
313 28:17.2 Mark  Larkin m
336 29:16.5 Elaine McMahon F
343 29:37.2 Danielle O Connor f
344 29:37.5 Pauline Joseph F
353 30:08.0 Evan Doona M
355 30:11.2 Laura Bradley F
356 30:18.7 Cormac Csotello M
361 30:34.2 Tim Foley m
373 31:38.0 Grainne Costello F
410 35:28.0 Kate McMahon F
437 40:00.0 Clodagh McMahon f
Sophie Doona F
Angela Doona f
Maria Moriarty O'Shea F
Hannah McGuillicudy F

Sunday, December 16, 2018

5K Road Run - December 26th 2018

Farranfore Maine Valley A.C.
5KM  Run

Wednesday 26th December 2018 
@ 12 noon

One of the oldest road races in Ireland takes place every St. Stephen's day. It has been run since 1961 along the same route.
Now in its 57th year, is run from Farranfore to Firies and back to the finish in Farranfore.

In 2013 the distance was changed from the traditional 4.16miles (6.7KM) to 3.1miles (5KM). This was to make the route safer for all runners and spectators by closing the road to traffic. It proved to be a great success so we have decided to keep with this for all future races.

We will keep the traditional route of starting at the Kerry Mill in Farranfore, running close to the cross-roads in Firies and returning via the same route. So it will be in keeping with the traditional OUT AND BACK course. You can enjoy the day without having to worry about any traffic concerns.

Race Results 2013                           

Registration 
On the day will take place in the Sports Hall, Farranfore from 10:45am.


GPS: 52.172649,-9.546777
Google Maps
EIRCODE:  V93 KP27

Their is ample parking with changing facilities.
AAI Permit Granted

Entry Fee.... €10

Prizes.... 
First Six Men & Women (regardless of age category)
First Two Master Men: Over: 40, 45, 50, 55,60, 65,..
First Two Master Women: Over: 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65,..
First Junior Man & Woman (Under 20)
First Local Club Novice Male & Female

Fr. Gearoid O'Donnachadha perpetual Cup for 1st Lady
Fr. Dan Browne perpetual Cup for 1st Male

Bonus Prize if course record broken
     Mark Hanrahan - Leevale AC 14:38 (2015)
     Laura Crowe - An Riocht AC 16:26 (2015)

Spot Prizes
Post race banter over tea and sandwiches with prize presentations at the Sports Hall
Commemorative Medal for all Finishers



Entrance to Sports Hall off the N22
The Course.... 5KM DISTANCE
It starts just at the entrance to the Kerry Group Mill on the Farranfore to Firies road. This is just 400 meters from the registration point and parking area at the Community Hall. The first 400 meters is up hill, once at the top it is down hill and then levels off for at least 1.6KM. Up hill as you approach Firies Village, you will then turn on the road where it will be clearly marked. From here on you are returning on the same road you started from.
The road will be closed off to all traffic for the duration of the race.
Their will be plenty of stewards along the route with water stations also available.

Start / Finish  (Kerry Group Mill)

400m Climb out of Farranfore


Return Loop from Firies
Sponsors: All Sponsors
DUNNES STORES, Killarney


Kevin Barry General Grocer,
Rock St., Tralee


The Brehon & Angsana Spa, Killarney 



Moriarty's Centra Foodstore,
Farranfore



 

Club Notes Week Ending 16th Dec. 2018

National Novice & Juvenile XC
The final cross country race of the year was the National Novice and Juvenile uneven ages. Held in Navan on what was a very windy and damp day. Considering the amount of rain we got over the last few weeks, the ground conditions were quiet good. It was a challenging course with plenty of hair pen bends and undulating hills into the wind. 
Shauna McCarthy was competing in the U15 3500m race. The start was into a uphill climb where Shauna got off to a good start positioned in the center of the field of over 100 runners. At just the 700m mark there was a fall by another athlete which resulted in Shauna loosing one of her spikes. Not deterred she picked herself up and fought hard over the course of the race to move up the field. She showed her strength on the hills and coming into the final 500m's she was now in the top 20 group. Shauna gave it everything to right to the finish where she was placed 11th overall, earning her first individual National A medal. She was also part of the Munster team to get silver. A great race and one she will always remember.
The final race of the day was the Novice Men's 6000m where we had George McCarthy & Arthur Fitzgerald part of the county team. The course was by now muddy and the wind had picked up. The start was wild with 254 athletes racing to find a good position before the course closed in. Arthur had a great race where he battled through the field over the three laps. he finished in 82nd place and third scorer for the county. A great achievement and a difficult course. George equally did well to be placed 136th and the sixth scorer. The county team was placed 9th overall.

The Annual Newmarket 5K was held on Sunday 16th December. This is always a fast and popular event. Well done to Mary Daly completing the distance in 18:29 and Caitriona Barry in a time of 19:37.

There was great support for our bag packing fundraiser in DUNNES Killarney last week-end. A special thanks to all our volunteers who gave up their time to support. Thanks also to DUNNES Killarney, a major sponsor to our club.

Membership 2019:
Athletics Ireland has set-up a new on-line membership system. Athletes can access the membership system and renew their membership in minutes without contacting the club secretary. Full details can be reviewed on AII website.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our club members and their families Seasons Greetings and see you all in the New Year.
Reminder our Annual 5K Road Run on St. Stephen's Day (Dec. 26th) at 12 noon. Hope to see you and your families out to support.

Club Training:
All training will return in the New Year

Athletic's Fixtures
Wed 26th Dec: Farranfore Maine Valley AC 5k, Farranfore, 12 noon
Tue 1st Jan: Beaufort 10K & 5K, Start Of The Laune AC, 12 noon
Sat 12th Jan: AAI National Indoor League - Round 1, Indoor Arena AbbottstownSun 20th Jan: Munster Juv. Inter Club Relays & Juvenile Jumps & Throws - Day 1, Nenagh Indoor Stadium

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.