Sunday, December 9, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 9th Dec. 2018

National Race Walking Championships
Farranfore Maine Valley athlete David Kenny made his National Senior Race-walking debut a silver one. Competing in the National 20km Outdoor Race Walking Championships event in Raheny on Saturday 8th December he posted an excellent time of 1hr 29mins in blustery/showery conditions. From the start he mixed with no less an athlete than a Guatemalan, competing as a guest, who was a silver medalist in the 20k London Olympics. David's performance has placed him third in the all time list for an U20 athlete. The Ballyhar man was delighted with his performance and is now up there with top names in Irish Race-walking. Ray Flynn, Athletics Ireland Director of Race-walking was fulsome in his praise of David's performance. 
Not forgetting his club mate and mentor, Michael O'Connor, who competed in the Masters 5K race walk. Mike equally had a great performance finishing in third place for the O65 category posting a time of 30.16. A historical day for our race walkers.

Closer to home, An Riocht AC hosted their Annual 5K road race in Castleisland on Sunday 9th Dec.
Well done to Arthur Fitzgerald who was placed fourth overall (16:49). 
George McCarthy was fifth 17:23, Aidan McCarthy (18:40), Cian Spillane (19:01) and Marie Mckenna was third lady in a time of 20:23.

BAG Packing Fundraiser:
We are having a bag packing weekend in DUNNES STORES Killarney on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December. This is an important fundraiser for the club and your help is greatly appreciated.


Club Training:
  • Juvenile Training has ended for the season. We will return early in the new year to begin our training for the Indoors. 
  • Secondary School / Senior training on every Thursday at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance build training. €2 club member, €4 non club member . Last session this year will be Thursday next 13th Dec.
  • Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes final one on Tuesday 11th Dec. Return again early in 2019.

Athletic's Fixtures
  • Sat 15th Dec: National Juvenile Uneven Age & Novice XC, Navan Racecourse
  • Wed 26th Dec: Farranfore Maine Valley AC 5k, Farranfore, 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.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 2nd Dec. 2018


Juvenile Celebration Night:Following our final evening of juvenile training the club organised a small get together with all of our Juveniles to celebrate their success in athletics for 2018. 
Our two most successful juvenile athletes were Cian Spillane & Shauna McCarthy
Cian has a great season at national level. He won gold in the Community Games U14 800m & Gold in the Community Games U14 Cross Country team. He also did very well at National Schools where he ran 800m in 2:11. 
Shauna excelled in Cross Country. Her greatest achievement was representing Ireland in the Celtic Schools Cross Country, held in Nottingham. She was part of the Irish Junior team to win bronze. She also competed at National level where she finished fourteenth overall and part of the Munster team to win bronze in the U14's.
We acknowledged the following Boys & Girls who did extremly well in their age categories.
U9 Leah McCarthy & Ryan Vickers; 
U10 Jessie Lynch & Isaac Vickers; 
U11 Rhian McCarthy & Kevin O'Shea; 
U12 Mairead Walsh & Tiernan Lynch; 
U13 Eabha McCarthy & Diarmuid Kirwan; 
U14 Doireann O'Shea & Diarmuid Kirwan; 
U15 Aine O'Shea & Patrick Kearney; 
U16 Liath Lenihan & Conall Whealan; 

We would like to say also a very well done to all our Juveniles who competed in the Schools, Track & Field and cross country this year. Overall the club did very well in been place 3rd club at Track & field and 2nd club at the cross country competitions. Thanks to their coaches and helpers Maria McCarthy, Sean O'Shea, Rossa Foley, Eileen Myers & Jerome Crowley just to name a few, for without them this would not be possible.
Photos from night on on Gallery page: Flikr Gallery
BAG Packing Fundraiser:
We are having a bag packing weekend in DUNNES STORES Killarney on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December from 10am-6pm. This is an important fundraiser for the club and your help is greatly appreciated. We will need parents support to volunteer some of their time, 2 hour shifts if possible.
Please contact club secretary, Mary, 085-1909509 what time and date you can be available to volunteer.

Club Training:
Juvenile Training has ended for the season. We will return early in the new year to begin our training for the Indoors. Celebration Night on Thursday Nov. 29th.
Secondary School / Senior training on every Thursday 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's @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
New Members also welcome.

Athletic's Fixtures

Sat 8th Dec: An Riocht 5K Road Race, Castleisland 11am
Sat 8th Dec: AAI Walks Championship, St. Anne's Park, Raheny, Dublin
Sat 15th Dec: National Juvenile Uneven Age & Novice XC, Navan Racecourse
Wed 26th Dec: Farranfore Maine Valley AC 5k, Farranfore, 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.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 25th Nov. 2018

National Senior & Juvenile Even Ages Cross Country Championships.
Ireland’s best cross country runners descended upon the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, Dublin for national glory and European selection at the Irish Life Health National Senior and Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships on Sunday November 25th. The juvenile races provided plenty of excitement with large field numbers for each race. 
Shauna McCarthy was competing in the U16 4000m race. Running out of age and part of the Munster team, did very well to hold on to what was a very fast paced race. She moved through the field over the three laps to finally finish in 31st place out of a field of 130. Shauna was also part of the Munster team to claim bronze. Just 4 points off 2nd place. A great achievement .

In the Senior Womens 8000m race we had Mary Daly & Caitriona Barry back in action making up the county team. First National race for Mary Daly, she did very well to finish in 54th place, second for county & Caitriona Barry was 86th place, fourth for county. The team finished in 7th place (Grade A). Well done.
George McCarthy was part of the County Men's team. It was a very fast paced 10K race from the start with over 160 competing. George finished in 126th place a fifth scorer for the County. The team of six did very well to take gold in Grade B. Well done to An Riocht men's who also got silver in Grade B club. 

Next XC coming up is Munster Juvenile "B" & Intermediate & U/20 XC in Riverstick, Cork on Sun 2nd Dec. Any juvenile who won an individual medal in the Munster XC competition this year is NOT eligible to compete. Registration closes on Tuesday 27th Nov. 

Juvenile Celebration Night:
To celebrate our Juvenile Success throughout the year we have organised a Juvenile Celebration Night. This is on Thursday 29th November in Farranfore Hall (Upstairs) starting at 6:00pm. All juveniles and parents are invited to attend this casual affair.


BAG Packing Fundraiser:
We are having a bag packing weekend in DUNNES STORES Killarney on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December from 10am-6pm. This is an important fundraiser for the club and your help is greatly appreciated. We will need parents support to volunteer some of their time, 2 hour shifts if possible.
Please contact club secretary, Mary, 085-1909509 what time and date you can be available to volunteer.


Club Training:
Juvenile Training has ended for the season. We will return early in the new year to begin our training for the Indoors. Celebration Night on Thursday Nov. 29th.
Secondary School / Senior training on every Thursday 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's @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
New Members also welcome.


Athletic's Fixtures
Sun 2nd Dec: Munster Juvenile "B" & Intermediate & U/20 XC, Riverstick Cork.

Sat 8th Dec: AAI Walks Championship, St. Anne's Park, Raheny, Dublin
Sat 15th Dec: National Juvenile Uneven Age & Novice XC, Navan Racecourse
Wed 26th Dec: Farranfore Maine Valley AC 5k, Farranfore, 12 noon

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, November 18, 2018

Club Weekly Notes week end 18th Nov. 2018

Munster Masters & Juvenile Club Relays Cross Country Championships.  
It was our Masters athletes turn to shine this as they competed in the Munster Masters Cross Country. Held in Clarecastle on what was a glorious sunny day, the ground conditions were very good which made for some very fast running.
 
In the Masters Women 4000m we had Mary Daly & Caitriona Barry. There was a big field out from all Munster clubs. Mary continued here great cross country season when she started out in the lead group. After only 500m in Mary was positioned in second place overall and held this position right to the end. Mary also won her age category. Catriona Barry was not far behind finishing in eleventh place overall and second in her age category. Catriona was also part of the County O45 team who were placed third. 
 In the Masters Men 7000m race, George McCarthy was part of the county team. Again a very large field of runners and very fast paced with some top athletes in the mix. George ran well, continuing to move through the field as the race progressed. Just missing out on an individual medal. George was part of the County team to win bronze. Well done to all three.
The very best of luck to our athletes who will be travelling to Abbotstown competing in the first National XC race of the season.
Further afield, Cathal Kirwan completed the Larnaca Half Marathon,he completed it in 1:37 and was 3rd in my age group.  
A huge congratulations & well done to Julie Deane who completed The Kerry Crusaders 10km race on Saturday17th Nov. in a new personal best time of 48.52. Julie has had a very successful year on the roads completing marathons, half marathons & 10kms throughout the year with plenty of PBs achieved.  

BAG Packing Fundraiser:
We are having a bag packing weekend in DUNNES STORES Killarney on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December from 10am-6pm. This is an important fundraiser for the club and your help is greatly appreciated. We will need parents support to volunteer some of their time, 2 hour shifts if possible.
Please  contact club secretary, Mary, 085-1909509 what time and date you can be available to volunteer.

Condolence:
We are very saddened on the loss of our club president, Sean Cronin. Our deepest condolences to his family, and may our Lord bless his family during this very trying time.


Club Training:
Juvenile Training: Thursdays @ 6pm in Farranfore GAA grounds. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2010) and upwards.  €2 per session.
Secondary School /  Senior training on every Thursday 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's @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class
New Members also welcome.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sun 25th Nov:  National Senior, Junior  & Juv. Evens XC, Abbotstown, Dublin  
Sun 2nd Dec: Munster Juvenile "B" & Intermediate & U/20 XC, Riverstick Cork.
Sat 8th Dec: AAI Walks Championship, St. Anne's Park, Raheny, Dublin
Sat 15th Dec: National Juvenile Uneven Age & Novice XC, Navan Racecourse

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, November 11, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 11th Nov. 2018


Munster Senior & Juvenile UnEven ages Cross Country Championships.  
Turnpike, Two Mile Borris in Tipperary was the setting for the Munster Senior & Juvenile UnEven ages Cross Country Championships. Held on Sunday 11th November It was a cold and showery day but the course was in very good condition which made for some very exciting juvenile races. Numbers were very good with well over one hundred in the younger races. Our club has seven juveniles competing over various age categories. 
The  Vickers broothers, Ryan & Isaac put is some great performances with Ryan finishing is 17th place in the U9 750m. Isaac had a great race with getting a great start and was with the lead group from the start. He finished in a well deserved 31st place in the U11 1500m. 
The four McCarthy sisters were all competing. Leah in the U9 750m was competing at Munster level for the very first time. She finished in 26th place out of a very large field. 
Rhian McCarthy equally did well to be placed 31st in the U11 1500m. 
Eabha McCarthy competing in the U13 2500m who was out of her comfort zone as she much prefers the shorter distances, did well to be placed 65th and produced a great sprint finish. 
Shauna McCarthy, was in action in the U15 3500m. Shauna was sitting in the lead group of ten runners from the start. After the first 1500m lap the group was reduced to just six and Shauna was still settled in running well in control.  In the final 500m's there was an injection of pace where went with it. Placed in fourth position and 100m's to go, Shauna made use of a slight hill and upped the pace, she passed two athletes and was just pipped on the line to take second overall. A great performance, which sees Shauna qualifying for the Nationals. 
Last up was Malachy Kirwan in the U15 Boys 3500m race. Malachy stook with the lead group for the first 1000m, placed 16th. He fell back to twenty sixth over the next 2K. But Malachy upped the gear and ran a super last 500m to finish in 17th overall. Again another great achievement. 
We wish to thank all the parents and children who traveled on the day. 
Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross Country Championships - Provisional Results

BAG Packing Fundraiser:
We are having a bag packing weekend in DUNNES STORES Killarney on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December from 10am-6pm. This is an important fundraiser for the club and your help is greatly appreciated. We will need parents support to volunteer some of their time, 2 hour shifts if possible.
Please  contact club secretary, Mary, 085-1909509 what time and date you can be available to volunteer.

Club Training:
Juvenile Training: Thursdays @ 6pm in Farranfore GAA grounds. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2010) and upwards.  €2 per session.
Secondary School /  Senior training on every Thursday at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance  buildtraining. €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
Sat 17th Nov.: British & Irish Masters XC, Swansea
Sun 18th Nov.: Munster Masters & Juv. Inter-Club XC, Clarecastle, Co.Clare
Sun 25th Nov:  National Senior, Junior  & Juv. Evens XC, Abbotstown, Dublin
Sun 2nd Dec: Munster Juvenile "B" & Intermediate & U/20 XC, Riverstick Cork.
Sat 8th Dec: AAI Walks Championship, St. Anne's Park, Raheny, Dublin
Sat 15th Dec: National Juvenile Uneven Age & Novice XC, Navan Racecourse
Wed. 26th Dec: St. Stephens Day 5K Road Race / Fun Run, Farranfore

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, October 30, 2018

Club Weekly Notes Week end 28th Oct. 2018

A welcome break from the Cross Country Season. All is quiet this week.
Juveniles training - don't forget we have no training over the midterm. Our Tuesday juvenile training will also end due to reduced attendance. Back Thursday 8th at 6pm.

Next XC fixture is Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross Country Championships, Sunday 11th November in the Turnpike, Two Mile Borris, Co. Tipperary. Those interested in competing must contact club secretary for registration before Sunday 4th Nov. Details on Munster Athletics Website.


Club Training:
Juvenile Training: 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 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
Sun 25th Nov: National Senior, Junior & Juv. Evens XC, Abbotstown, Dublin
Sun 2nd Dec: Munster Juvenile "B" & Intermediate & U/20 XC, Riverstick Cork.
Sat 8th Dec: AAI Walks Championship, St. Anne's Park, Raheny, Dublin
Sat 15th Dec: National Juvenile Uneven Age & Novice XC, Navan Racecourse

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 22, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 21st Oct. 2018

Munster Novice & Juvenile Even ages Cross Country Championships.  
Beaufort was the setting for the Munster Novice & Juvenile Even ages Cross Country Championships. Held on Sunday 21st Oct which started with a wet morning and cleared to glorious sunshine as the races commenced. There was a great turnout for all Munster athletic clubs and some very exciting races to keep the spectators well entertained. 
The first race was the U10 Girls 1000m. Jessie Lynch ran very well from the gun and finished in third place overall and was part of the County Team bronze medal winners
Isaac Vickers equally ran very well to be placed seventh to win individual medal and was part of the County Team bronze medal winners. His brother Ryan, out of age, had a great run.
In the U12 Girls 2000m Mairead Walsh & Rhian McCarthy were competing and part of county team. They both did exceptionally with Rhian finishing in 48th place & Mairead in 50th place. 
Tyrnan Lynch did yet again another strong run to finish in 27th place. 
Eabha McCarthy was in the U14 3000m where she was seventh overall. 
Shauna McCarthy & Natasha Myers represented our club in the U16 4000m. Shauna who is no stranger to the Munster XC with many championship medals under her belt had a great race. Running out of age she was part of the lead group from the start. At the half way point she was placed in sixth overall and comfortable. In the final lap she pushed up to 4th place and had to put in a sprint finish to hold onto her position. A great performance and she now represents Munster at the Nationals next month. Natasha, who is coming back after a long spell out of running did well to complete a long distance at munster level. Shauna was also part of the county team to bronze. 
Cian Spillane competed in the U16 boys. This was a very competitive and fast race from the start. Cian also running out of age found the pace tough and finished in good 27th place. 

The Novice Women's 4000m was the highlight of the day. Marie McKenna & Mary Daly were competing. Mary Daly was with the lead group from the start. After the first 1000m lap Mary took the lead and over the next two laps she opened up a gap of over forty meters from the second placed runner. Mary was never going to be caught and finished in a well deserved first place taking the Munster Novice title. Marie Mckenna also did very well finishing in 15th place where both were part of the county team to win bronze. 
George McCarthy was our only Novice Men's 6000m club representative which was the final race of the day. There was a good representative from Kerry clubs, eleven in total. The start was very fast with the top athletes fighting to keep with the lead group. George paced himself very well and over the course of the race he continued to fight his way through the field. George finished in fourteenth place overall and was fourth home for the county picking up county silver medal. Well done to Eddie O'Connor of Listowel AC who was third overall. Again, a HUGE thank-you to the very dedicated volunteer coaches spending their fourth Sunday in a row at XC championships.
See Provisional results here.

Next XC fixture is Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross Country Championships, Sunday 11th November in the Turnpike, Two Mile Borris, Co. Tipperary. Those interested in competing must contact club secretary for registration before Sunday 4th Nov. Details on Munster Athletics Website.

Autumn Open Cross Country  
Caitriona Barry was in Dublin competing in the Autumn Open Cross Country fixture, which incorporates the qualification for the British & Irish Masters championship. Caitriona finished in fifth place for her age category. Just one spot off qualification. Still, a great performance at a high standard of competition.

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 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
Sun 25th Nov:  National Senior, Junior  & Juv. Evens XC, Abbotstown, Dublin
Sun 2nd Dec: Munster Juvenile "B" & Intermediate & U/20 XC, Riverstick Cork.
Sat 8th Dec: AAI Walks Championship, St. Anne's Park, Raheny, Dublin
Sat 15th Dec: National Juvenile Uneven Age & Novice XC, Navan Racecourse

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, 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.