Monday, September 26, 2016

Club Weekly Notes, Sept 26th

The third and final race of the An Riocht AC 5Km Road Race series was held in Castleisland on Wednesday evening 21st Sept. Maria McCarthy finished 4th lady overall and first in her age category.
The Killarney 10 mile road race took place on Saturday 24th of September it what was meant to be a very wet and windy morning. Thankfully it did not turn out as bad as predicted.The race, in its third year, attracted almost 300 participants. It is an element of a fundraising drive now underway to support the development of a 200m micro track and a floodlit all weather pitch area which will be situated on grounds leased from the St. Brendan's Trust(St. Brendan's College Killarney). Our club was well represented, Ger Ladden was first over the line in a time of 70mins. He was 3rd in his age category. Caitriona Barry (71mins) was third lady overall. Timothy Horgan finished in a time of 73mins. Marie McKenna (77 mins) third in her age category and Bernie O'Mahony (84mins)  second in her age category.

Cross Country Season kicks off next weekend with the County Novice & Juvenile Even Age Cross Country. This will be held in the Demesne, Killarney, field next to the children's playground. First race will be at 11am which is normally the Women's Novice, U23 & U18 race. This will be followed by juveniles U10 with the final race been the Men's Novice & U23.

Club Training:
Juvenile Training is on every Tuesday and Thursdays in Farranfore GAA grounds starting at 6pm. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2008) and upwards. This will be in preparation for the Cross Country Championships  €2 per session

Cardiorespiratory, Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Class every Tuesday @ 7pm indoors at Farranfore Sports Hall,  Coached by Maria McCarthy, this programme is designed to improve all the components of fitness that constitute physical fitness of an individual.

Secondary School/Junior / Senior training every Thursday starts at 6:40pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance training for cross country preparation. €2 club member, €4 non club member.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sun 2nd Oct. Kerry County Novice & Juvenile Even Age Cross Country, Killarney
Sun 9th Oct. Kerry County Inter/Masters & Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country, Firies
Sun 16th Oct. National Open Cross Country incorporating the British & Irish Masters Trials, Abbotts Town.
Sun 23rd Oct Munster Novice/U23 & Juvenile Even Age Cross Country, Ballinahina, Carraig na Bhfear, Co. Cork
Sun 30th Oct. Kerry County Senior / Junior & Juv. Relays, Cahersiveen TBC