Monday, August 15, 2016

Club Notes - August 8th-14th 2016

National Community Games, weekend 1
All eyes were on the National Community Games Finals, Weekend 1, held in Athlone IT last weekend. We had three juvenile athletes from our club competing in the Cross Country events.
Shauna McCarthy and Conall O'Mahony competed in the U13 mixed 1200m race. They both ran very well. Shauna had a fantastic run finishing in 5th place in the girls category and the first home for Kerry. Conall was not far behind and the second Kerry boy to finish. Unfortunately Kerry team were just out of luck and didn't place but all the young athletes ran their best and should be proud.
Cian Spillane was part of the U12 Boys Relay team. Cian played a major role in his leg of the race and securing Gold for Kerry. This was a fantastic achievement, there second year to win gold for Kerry. Well done to all the juvenile athletes who competed over the weekend. Next weekend the National Community Games athletics finals will be held. The very best of luck to all. 
Full results can be found on the community games website.

Well done to Jane English who competed in the Clonmel Half Marathon on August 14th. The finished in a time of 1hr 43mins, which is a new personal best performance for Jane. Well done.

Club Social Outing
The club has organised a guided walk for all club members of the Muckross Peninsula in Killarney for Saturday 3rd September. It is a great opportunity for members to get to know each other. Meet at entrance to Muckross Traditional Farm for 11am. Track & Trail walk which is 6/7Km low level,suitable for everyone of 8yrs and over. Duration 1.5/2 hrs. Wear comfortable footwear (trainers) and rain jacket. Bring a packed lunch for after the walk.

Club Training:
Juvenile Training will start up on Tuesday 6th September in Farranfore GAA grounds starting at 6pm. This will be in preparation for the Cross Country Championships which will kick of first week in October. €2 per session

Pole Vault & Triple Jump Coaching Weekend, Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September from 10am to 5pm in Templemore Track. Refer to Munster Athletics website for full details.

Athletic's Fixtures
20th - 21st Aug.: Weekend 2 of National Community Games Finals
Sun 21st Aug.: GloHealth National Masters Track & Field Championships, Tullamore
Full details in Munster Athletics website. Please contact club secretary in advance for registration