Sunday, October 14, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 14th Oct. 2018

County Senior, Junior & Juvenile Relays Cross Country
The final race in the County Cross Country fixtures was hosted by our own club on Sunday 14th October. Held on the farm land of McMahon's and organised by the Walsh's in Firies. It was like a summers day with glorious sunshine & no wind. The field was soft underfoot with some soft patches following Saturday's torrential rain. We would like to express our gratitude to the McMahon & Walsh families for the use of their land and facilities. Special thanks to all our volunteers in parking assistance and stewarding. Thanks to all who provided food & refreshments for competitors and spectators. It went down a treat and made just under €300 for the club funds.

The first race up was the women's Senior & Junior race. It was great to see Deirdre Nagle wearing the club singlet on her first race of the season. Deirdre did well to finish in fourth place overall. Pierrette Scroope, which is her very first season competing in cross country also did extremely well to complete the 5K distance and finish in tenth place. Not enough for a team but their personal achievements is more valuable. 
In the senior men's 10Km, which was made up of eight laps, we had four athletes competing. Their was a very big field of competitors compared to other years which was great to see. The overall winner was Conor O'Mahony (An Riocht AC).
 Arthur Fitzgerald ran well to be first club member to cross the line in ninth place. Not far behind was George McCarthy in 12th place. The team took bronze by the combined efforts of Brendan Lynch & Aidan McCarthy. Well done.
The juveniles were competing in the relays. Each team member had to run 500m. Again a great turnout from all clubs with on average 8 teams per age category. 
Our U10 Girls were 5th, 
U10 Boys 3rd, 
U12 Girls 2nd, 
U12 Boys 6th, 
U14 Girls 3rd, 
U16 Girls 3rd & U16 Boys 1st. 
The best overall juvenile club went to Kenmare AC with Farranfore in second place. This was a great achievement for our small club. All our juveniles should be very proud. A special thanks to their lead coach, Maria McCarthy who puts alot of time into developing their running technique and preparing them for the cross country season.

Sun. 21st Oct: Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 XC, Beaufort,
With the County XC season finished it now moves to the Munster competitions. Next XC Munster Race is on Sunday 21st October in Beaufort. First race at 11:30am will be the Juveniles U10, U12, ..U18. This will then be followed by Novice Women & Men. We ask all juveniles competing to be there for 10:30am to register and warm-up.

Club Training:
Juvenile Training: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6pm in Farranfore GAA grounds. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2010) and upwards. This will be in preparation for the Cross Country Championships €2 per session.
Secondary School / Senior training on every Thursday at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance training for cross country preparation. €2 club member, €4 non club member

Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes commences on Tuesday's @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
New Members also welcome.


Athletic's Fixtures
Sun. 21st Oct: Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 XC, Beaufort, Kerry
Sun. 21st Oct: Autumn Open XC, Abbottstown, Dublin
Sun 28th Oct: National Marathon, Dublin
Sun 11th Nov.: Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior XC, Turnpike, Co.Tipperary
Sat 17th Nov.: British & Irish Masters XC, Swansea
Sun 18th Nov.: Munster Masters & Juv. Inter-Club XC, Clarecastle, Co.Clare

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, October 8, 2018

County Senior & Juvenile Relay XC Venue, Firies

The County Senior & Juvenile Relay Cross Country Championships on Sunday 14th October 2018 will be held in  Firies. We would like to thank the Walsh and McMahon families for providing us with the cross country venue. All clubs must conduct themselves properly and respect the Walsh's premises while enjoying the Championships. We are all responsible in returning the premises to the way we found it.


Directions…
GPS Co-ordinates: 52.182730, -9.583931
Eircode: V93Y266
For those travelling from Tralee, Castleisland & Killarney...... the easiest way is to take the L7001 road signposted for Firies at Shanahan's Garden Center just outside Farranfore Village on the Tralee side of the main Tralee to Killarney N22 road. The entrance to competition is approx.. 1.5 KM along the L7001 on the right.
Shanahan's Garden Center at N22



For those travelling from Killorglin & Dingle areas ....  the easiest is when you come into Firies Village on the R561 continue on straight at Pat Sheahans Pub rather than going right for Farranfore Village. The entrance to competition is approx.. 2.0KM on the Left.
At Firies Village




Please drive with care as this is a narrow road and frequently used by walkers.

Parking…
Parking is prohibited along the L7001 road unless weather conditions dictate. Parking is available on PJ Walsh farm. Please follow the signs and stewards as you approach the venue.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Club Weekly Notes Week end 7th Oct. 2018

County Intermediate, Masters & Juvenile Uneven Age XC
Another very successful County Cross Country Championship,Hosted by Iveragh A.C., held in Caherciveen on a dry but blustery Sunday.
First Race was Womens Intermediate, Masters & U19's 4000m. Athletes had over 4 laps of a challenging course with sharp up hill and downhill to contend with. Maria McKenna had a battle on her hands competing for the Intermediate title. It was tit for tat right against An Riocht athlete for podium, unfortunately Maria had to settle for silver, it was an exciting race to watch. Maria also took silver Intermediate team medal with teammates Grace Crowley & Julie Deane.
Mary Daly, who took the intermediate title last year, equally had an exciting Masters race where she finished second overall and won her age category. Maria McKenna took silver in masters O40, where Caitriona Barry ran extremely well to take gold in her age category and third overall. Their combined efforts earned them gold in the Masters +35 team.
In the Mens Masters 7000m race we had two athletes competing. George McCarthy ran a very solid race where he comfortably won the O45 category and finishing 4th overall. Aidan McCarthy continues to improve with every race where he was placed 8th overall and 5th in his age category.

Our juveniles did very well today, those chocolate brownies baked by the McCarthy sisters are doing the trick!!. 
In the U9 750m Leah McCarthy was 4th in Girls and Ryan Vickers was third in Boys race. 
It was one-two in the U11 1500m Girls race. Jessie Lynch took gold and Rhian McCarthy won silver. 
Our U11 Boys did very well, Tiarnan Lynch 2nd, Isaac Vickers 5th, John Sexton 7th. With the combined efforts of team mates, Kevin O'Shea, Rory O'Connor, Jack Teahan & Conor Foley they won gold in the team event. 
We had six girls competing in the U13 2500m race. They did very well over a tough course, Eabha McCarthy was our only individual medal winner in this race finishing in 6th place, not far behind was Doireann O'Shea, Tessa McGuigan who was competing in her first year of xc, Sadhbh Teahan, Niamh O'Shea & Clodagh O'Connor. They finished fourth team overall just missing out by two points. Diarmuid Kirwan was our only U13 Boy who finished very strong. 
Shauna McCarthy had a comfortable win in the U15 3500m Girls race. Cian Spillane first and Malachy Kirwan second, who ran a great race to finish strong. A credit to you all as you can see that your hard training is paying dividends.

Next XC Race is on Sunday 14th October in Firies. Hosted by our club. First race will be Women's Senior & Junior, followed by Men's Senior & Junior. This will be followed by Juvenile Relays (U10, U12, U14 & U16). We ask all juveniles to be there for 10:45am to register and warm-up. 
Refreshments will be provided on the day to help raise funds for the club. Thanks to those who are providing some lovely food for the stall. We would like if anyone is available to give some time helping out on the day, it would be greatly appreciated.

The Munster Novice & Juvenile Evenages XC entry is now due. This event will be held in Beaufort on Sunday 21st October. If interested in competing please contact club Secretary, Mary, by end of  week, Oct 14th to ensure you are entered on time. Full details on Munster Athletics website.

Club Training:
Juvenile Training: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6pm in Farranfore GAA grounds. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2010) and upwards. This will be in preparation for the Cross Country Championships €2 per session.

Secondary School / Senior training on every Thursday at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance training for cross country preparation. €2 club member, €4 non club member.

Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes commences on Tuesday's @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
New Members also welcome.


Athletic's Fixtures
Sun 14th Oct: County Senior & Juv. Firies @ 11am
Sun. 21st Oct: Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 XC, Beaufort, Kerry
Sun. 21st Oct: Autumn Open XC, Abbottstown, Dublin
Sun 28th Oct: National Marathon, Dublin
Sun 11th Nov.: Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior XC, Waterford
Sat 17th Nov.: British & Irish Masters XC, Swansea
Sun 18th Nov.: Munster Masters & Juv. Inter-Club XC, Clarecastle, Co.Clare

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, September 30, 2018

Club Weekly Notes Week end 30th Sept 2018

Novice & Juvenile Even Ages XC
Conditions were ideal for the first Cross Country Competition of the season. The Novice & Juvenile even ages
was held in Killarney on Sunday 30th and hosted by Killarney Valley AC. 
The first race of the morning was the Womens Novice. Three of our athletes competed and did extremely well.
The start of the day was Marie McKenna who led for the whistle to comfortably win the Novice Women Championship. Not far behind was  Grace Crowley in 5th and 
Pierrette Scroope in 6th. They won club team silver.
In the Mens Novice we had Aidan McCarthy in 7th and Brendan Lynch 9th. Not enough competitors to make up a team..
Next up was the U10 Girls 1000m. Well done to Jessie Lynch who won the race with Rachel Boyle 15th & Leah McCarthy 22nd. 
U10 Boys Isaac Vickers was 2nd, his brother Ryan was 7th. The rest of the team members who got club silver was Kevin O'Shea, Jack Teahan, Peter Herlihy & Evan Spillane
The U12 Girls 2000m was a very competitive and exciting race with a fierce battle on for the top six positions. Mairead Walsh was 4th, Rhian McCarthy 6th. They helped by the following to win gold in club team. Grainne Costello 9th, Tessa McGuigan, Meabh Dineen & Niamh O'Shea
U12 Boys Tiarnan Lynch was 5th and John Sexton 7th. 
U14 Girls 3000m had a very exciting finish when Eabha McCarthy was placed in 7th place with 200m's to go and kicked with a very impressive sprint to finish in 2nd place overall. Her club mates Doireann O'Shea and Sadhbh Teahan made up the club team to take silver. 
Cormac Costello was our only Boys U14 where he finished in 8th place. 
 In the U16 Girls 4000m, Shauna McCarthy did well to win the race comfortably. Natasha Myers also ran and was placed 9th. 
Cian Spillane had a great race in the U16 boys where he was part of the lead group for most part of the race and into the last lap he opened up a good gap to win gold. Malachy Kirwan equally had a great race to pick off two positions towards the end to finish in 5th place and Conall O'Mahony was 7th. They won gold for the club team. Well done to all, especially all our new athletes competing for the first time.

Next XC Race is on Sunday 7th October in Caherciveen. First race will be Women Intermediate & Masters, followed by Mens Intermediate & Masters. This will be followed by U9's, U11's,.. U19. We ask all juveniles to be there for 10:45am to register and warm-up.  Directions to Venue..When entering the town from Killorglin side continue on until you come to old library at cross roads. Turn right onto Bridge Street, continue on the Castlequinn Road. Follow this road over the bridge and you will see the football field on left. This is the venue, about 800m from turnoff. Co-Ordinates: 51.953496,-10.230227
XC Fixtures Link: xc-fixtures 2018/19

Recycling Racing Shoes:
Anyone who has cross country or track spikes which are no longer required could you give into committee member during training. We can recycle to other athletes.

Club Training:
Juvenile Training: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6pm in Farranfore GAA grounds. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2010) and upwards. This will be in preparation for the Cross Country Championships  €2 per session.
Secondary School /  Senior training on every Thursday at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance training for cross country preparation. €2 club member, €4 non club member  
Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes commences on Tuesday October 2nd starting @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class. Suitable for all levels from secondary school upwards.
New Members also welcome.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sun. 7th Oct: County Intermediate, Masters & Juv. Uneven ages XC, Cahirsiveen, @ 11am
Sun 14th Oct: County Senior & Juv. Firies @ 11am
Sun. 21st Oct: Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 XC, Beaufort, Kerry
Sun. 21st Oct: Autumn Open XC, Abbottstown, Dublin
Sun 28th Oct: National Marathon, Dublin
Sun 11th Nov.: Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior XC, Waterford
Sat 17th Nov.: British & Irish Masters XC, Swansea
Sun 18th Nov.: Munster Masters & Juv. Inter-Club XC, Clarecastle, Co.Clare

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, September 23, 2018

Club Weekly Notes Week end 23rd Sept 2018


Good weather conditions for the Charleville Half Marathon on Sunday 23rd Sept. This is a very popular event which attracts many top athletes from around the country. John Travers (Donore Harriers) was the overall winner in a time of just over 64mis. Dermot Dineen, competing in his third half marathon of the season, finished is a time of 81mins. Well done.

We had the final Sunday of our Juvenile training on trails. All twenty seven worked really hard negotiating the wood trails and undulating hills. They are now very well prepared for the county cross country championships. First race is on Sunday 30th Sept. in the Demesne Killarney (next to playground) with even ages. We ask all juveniles to be there for 11am to register and warm-up. First juvenile race will be U10 Girls, then followed by U10 Boys, U12,.

Club Training:
Juvenile Training: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6pm in Farranfore GAA grounds. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2010) and upwards. This will be in preparation for the Cross Country Championships  €2 per session.

Secondary School /  Senior training on every Thursday at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance training for cross country preparation. €2 club member, €4 non club member  

Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes commences on Tuesday October 2nd starting @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
New Members also welcome.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sun. 30th Sept: County Novice & Juv. Even Ages XC, Killarney @11am
Sun. 7th Oct: County Intermediate, Masters & Juv. Uneven ages XC, Cahirsiveen, @ 11am
Sun 14th Oct: County Senior & Juv. Firies @ 11am
Sun. 21st Oct: Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 XC, Beaufort, Kerry
Sun. 21st Oct: Autumn Open XC, Abbottstown, Dublin
Sun 28th Oct: National Marathon, Dublin
Sun 11th Nov.: Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior XC, Waterford
Sat 17th Nov.: British & Irish Masters XC, Swansea
Sun 18th Nov.: Munster Masters & Juv. Inter-Club XC, Clarecastle, Co.Clare

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, September 9, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 19th Sept. 2018

An Riocht AC 5K race two took place in Castleisland on Friday 7th Sept. Numbers were well up from race one with close to two hundred taking part. Arthur Fitzgerald was placed seventh with a time of 17:12. Aidan McCarthy was 12th overall in a time of 18:11. Cian Spillane was first junior in first U16 (18:31), Brendan Lynch 20th (18:53), Caitriona Barry was third overall in ladies category with a finish time of 20:23. Final race in the series will be on Friday 14th Sept. with a start time of 7pm.

The County Cross Country Fixtures have been set for this year. Changes to note is that the Women's race starts at 11am immediately followed by the men's race. Juveniles will follow with an estimated start time of 12noon. This is to allow more volunteers to support the juvenile races. Events will be on three consecutive weeks starting from Sept. 30th. See fixtures for further details.

Jumps Workshop:
Full Jumps Workshop for Long Jump (Pat Power), High Jump (Barry Pender), Triple Jump (David Murphy) & Pole Vault (Eamon Flanagan) on Sunday 23rd September in Templemore Track @ 11am. For athletes aged 12+ years, all are welcome, 5 euro per athlete. Please contact Pat Power at jumps@athleticsireland.ie to register.

Munster Schools Combined Events Championships, Wednesday 3rd October in Nenagh Indoor Stadium @ 11am. Details have gone out to all Munster Schools today (3rd September). Timetable here. Rules here. Closing date for entries is Friday 28th September. 

Club Training:
Juvenile Training: Sundays @11am in Killaclohane Wood and Thursdays @ 6pm in Farranfore GAA grounds. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2010) and upwards. This will be in preparation for the Cross Country Championships €2 per session.
Secondary School / Senior training on every Thursday at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance training for cross country preparation. €2 club member, €4 non club member

Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes commences on Tuesday September 26th starting @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
New Members also welcome.

Athletic's Fixtures
Fri. 14th Sept: An Riocht 5K Race 3of3, Castleisland @7pm
Sun. 30th Sept: County Novice & Juv. Even Ages XC, Killarney @11am
Sun. 7th Oct: County Intermediate, Masters & Juv. Uneven ages XC, Cahirsiveen, @ 11am
Sun 14th Oct: County Senior & Juv. Firies @ 11am
Sun. 21st Oct: Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 XC, Beaufort, Kerry
Sun. 21st Oct: Autumn Open XC, Abbottstown, Dublin
Sun 28th Oct: National Marathon, Dublin
Sun 11th Nov.: Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior XC, Waterford
Sat 17th Nov.: British & Irish Masters XC, Swansea
Sun 18th Nov.: Munster Masters & Juv. Inter-Club XC, Clarecastle, Co.Clare

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, September 2, 2018

Club Weekly Notes Week end 2nd Sept. 2018


The first of our juvenile cross country training sessions took place on Sunday morning. Thanks to all the children and parents who turned out on what was a very wet session.Thanks to all our helpers.


Kerryman Dingle Full & Half Marathon
The tenth Annual Kerryman Dingle Full & Half Marathon took place on Saturday first of September. We had plenty of athletes competing in the half, 21Km, distance. 
Dermot Dineen was first crossing the line in a time of 1:26:15. 
Aidan Cahill was delayed at the start line due to traffic conjestion. His net time was an impressive 1:24:14. Close behind was 
Cathal Kirwan in a time of 1:27:40. This is a new personal best for Cathal, well done. 

In the Full marathon 42.2Km distance, Julie Deane completed the grueling course in a time of 3:43:11. She was fifth lady overall and third in her category with another personal best time. Congratulations to you all.

An Riocht AC 5K
An Riocht AC 5K race series kicked off in Castleisland on Friday 31st Aug. With 110 participants, Aidan McCarthy was 5th overall in a time of 18:15. 
Caitriona Barry was second overall in ladies category with a finish time of 20:41. Race two of the three race series will be on Friday 7th Sept. with a start time of 7pm.

Puck Warriors 5K
A Fit Body Gym, based in Killorglin had race two of their 5K Road Race Series. Well done to Dermot Dineen who took podium position for the second week in a time of 17:51. Second was Brendan Lynch (18:19). Marie McKenna did very well also to be first lady finisher in a time of 19:31. Next race is on Wednesday 12th @ 7pm.

Coaching / WorkShops
Endurance Running Workshop in Charleville, Co. Cork on Saturday 8th September from 11am to 4pm in Charleville Park Hotel. See all the details here. See List of upcoming AAI Coaching courses here. Anyone interested in further developing their coaching skills to help out at club training the club will pay the registration fee for any courses.

Club Training:
Juvenile Training: Sundays @11am in Killaclohane Wood and Thursdays @ 6pm in Farranfore GAA grounds. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2010) and upwards. This will be in preparation for the Cross Country Championships €2 per session.
Secondary School / Senior training on every Thursday at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance training for cross country preparation. €2 club member, €4 non club member

Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes commences on Tuesday September 26th starting @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
New Members also welcome.


Athletic's Fixtures
Fri. 7th Sept: An Riocht 5K Race 2of3, Castleisland @7pm
Fri. 14th Sept: An Riocht 5K Race 3of3, Castleisland @7pm 
Sun. 21st Oct: Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 XC, Beaufort, Kerry
Sun. 21st Oct: Autumn Open XC, Abbottstown, Dublin
Sun 28th Oct: National Marathon, Dublin
Sun 11th Nov.: Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior XC, Waterford
Sat 17th Nov.: British & Irish Masters XC, Swansea
Sun 18th Nov.: Munster Masters & Juv. Inter-Club XC, Clarecastle, Co.Clare

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.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Club Training Autumn / Winter Season 2018

Club Training starts up again for the Autumn / Winter Season. The main focus for this training will be in preparation for the Athletics Cross Country Competitions.

In order to participate in training it is mandatory that all juveniles are registered with the club. This is for insurance purposes. No exceptions. Here is link to application form for new members which you can bring along to training. Membership Form 2018

Juvenile Training:

Starting on Sunday 2nd September we will have cross country / trail run training. This is for all children who will be competing in the County Cross County Juvenile Competitions. Ages 8 upwards.

The training will take place in Killaclohane Wood (Mass Rock). The entrance is located just off the R561 on the Castlemaine to Firies road.
Killaclohane Wood 52.1575196,-9.6919002
This is a public place so please park responsibly as parking places is very limited.

Training starts at 11am and will last for approx. 45mins. €2 per session Please wear appropriate footwear  for gravel and uneven surface trails.

On Thursday from September 6th there will be juvenile training in Farranfore GAA Grounds. This is outdoors on grass so appropriate footwear and clothing for all weather conditions is advisable.
Training starts at 6pm and will last for approx. 45mins. €2 per session.

Secondary School & Senior Training

On Thursday from September 6th in GAA Grounds Farranfore .
Starting at 6:30pm with warm-up and core session commences at 6:45pm sharp.
This is outdoors on grass so appropriate footwear and clothing for all weather conditions is advisable. Non Club members also welcome to join this group. €2 club members / €4 non club members


Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Classes

Our popular Indoor Cardiorespiratory, Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise session will commence on Tuesday September 26th @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore.
The class, lasting for one hour. This is held indoors and is an effective method of exercising that can be enjoyed by a variety of people. The programme is designed to improve all the components of fitness that constitute physical fitness of an individual.
€5 per session, payable on the night.
Link for further information: HERE
 

Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Classes

Our Indoor Cardiorespiratory, Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise session will commence on Tuesday September 18th  @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore.


The class, lasting for one hour, will consist of a program developed by  Maria McCarthy, who has a National level 4 qualification in exercise health studies & personal training and is a Level 2 National Athletics Ireland coach.

This is held indoors and is an effective method of exercising that can be enjoyed by a variety of people. The programme is designed to improve all the components of fitness that constitute physical fitness of an individual. The most essential components for maintaining fitness for life and sport include:
- Cardiorespiratory Fitness
- Muscular Strength
- Muscular Endurance
- Flexibility
Being physically fit also contributes to our overall health and total fitness. Total fitness includes social, mental, emotional, nutritional and medical fitness. It protects you against cardiovascular disease, increases your bone density, lowers cholesterol, reduces blood pressure and improves sleep quality. As a general rule, engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardiorespiratory activity each week.

Time: Tuesday nights @ 7pm.
Venue: Sports Hall Farranfore.
Session fee: Pay as You Go €5 

The Community Hall and pitch is located in Farranfore village. Just past the Garda station, there is a road to the right (sign posted Firies GAA). The hall is located about 100m at the end of this road. GPS: 52.172649,-9.546777

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Club Weekly Notes Week End 26th Aug 2018

Things have been relatively quiet in the athletics competition front this week. With the Track & Field Championships coming to a close, focus will now be towards Cross Country which will commence on the first week in October. Those not competing in the cross country this is the opportunity to work on your base building for the Indoors competitions which start in January 2019.


A Fit Body Gym, based in Killorglin are hosting their 5K Road Race Series. Well done to Dermot Dineen who won the first race in a time of 17:24. Second was Aidan McCarthy(18:14) with Brendan Lynch in third place (18:43). Marie McKenna did very well also to be first lady finisher in a time of 19:32. Next race is on Wednesday 29th @ 7pm.

A Pole Vault Workshop for Beginners will be held in Templemore Track, Co. Tipperary on Saturday 15th September from 11am to 3pm. Cost is 5 euro per athlete. See all the details in Munster Athletics website.

The club would like to congratulate Jordan Lee of Killarney Valley AC won Bronze European Medal in the Long Jump T47 at the European Paralympics held in Berlin. Killarney Valley AC, are having a small welcome home celebration for Jordan on Monday evening 27th Aug. around 7pm in the Culture Center Killarney. It would be great to see fellow athletes in attendance to welcome Jordan and show our appreciation on his wonderful success.

Athletic's Fixtures
Fri. 31st Aug: An Riocht 5K Race 1of3, Castleisland @7pm
Fri. 7th Sept: An Riocht 5K Race 2of3, Castleisland @7pm
Fri. 14th Sept: An Riocht 5K Race 3of3, Castleisland @7pm

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.