Friday, August 26, 2016

Weekly Club Notes

The National Community Games Finals, Weekend 2 was held in Athlone IT last weekend. Kerry county did very well with many boys and girls making it to there relevant finals and standing on the podium. 
Leanne Cronin won Bronze in the U16 Discus, Leah Foley won Gold in the U12 Ball Throw, Cian Spillane won gold in the U12 600m and Liath Lenihan made it to the finals of the U14 Hurdles. Malachy Kirwan competed in the U12 100m Sprint distance Full results can be found on the Community Games website.

The National Masters Track & Field Championships were held in Tullamore on Sunday 21st August. 
Jim O'Shea competing in the O70 category continues to dominate winning High Jump & Long Jump and second in the 100m sprint. John Coleman competing in the O40 category was placed first in the Hammer. Jerome Foley competing in the O50 category 800m and 400m. No podium positions this time. Michael O'Connor competed in the O65 5Km Race Walk where he finished first.

Competing as members of the BorgWarner Tralee relay teams who competed in the Hardman Iron Distance Triathlon National Championships in Killarney on Saturday 20th August was George & Maria McCarthy. In what was horrendous weather conditions, Maria completed the 180Km Ring of Kerry cycle leg in a time of 6hrs 45mins & George did the marathon leg which was three laps of the Killarney National Park in a time of 2:46:52. Timothy Horgan completed the whole event (3.8Km swim, 180Km cycle & 42.2Km Run) and is now the National Triathlon long distance Champion in his age category. A great achievement.

Well done to all our athletes who competed in the Rose Of Tralee 10Km.

The club will be hosting their annual Open Sports Day on Sunday 11th September at the GAA grounds in Farranfore. Starting at 2pm, It is planned to be a outing for the whole family with the main emphasis on fun. It is a great introduction to athletics sport if anyone is interested in their children taking part in athletics. You do not need to be a member of an athletics club to participate. See our website for list of events. Admission: 3eu and 10eu for family

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. Open to children aged 7yrs  and upwards. €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
Sunday 11th Sept, Open Sports Day, Farranfore GAA Grounds, 2pm
Cross Country season commences in October