Sunday, December 10, 2017

Club Weekly Notes December 2017

Race Walking Championships
The Irish Life Health National Race Walking Championships were held in St. Annes Park Raheny, Dublin on Saturday December 9th. The competitors braved the cold weather as they walked up and down the picturesque tree-lined main avenue in St Anne’s Park. 
David Kenny was first in the Junior 10K race walk. David was very impressive to complete the distance in 49mins 3 sec. His mentor & coach, Michael O'Connor competed in the masters 5K race walk. Michael also did very well to win the over 65 category. Well done to you both.

Further afield in Cyprus, Cathal Kirwan took part in the Paphos 10K. Cathal did very well to secure podium position when he was placed in third place of his age category. Great to see images of our club singlet in Cyprus.

Juvenile Celebration Night:
We ended the 2017 year with an evening in which the success of our Juveniles was heralded. Congratulations to all our athletes who have delivered through their personal endeavors. Cian Spillane & Shauna McCarthy were our overall Club Juvenile Athletes of the year for their dedication to training all year in which they were both rewarded with National medals.
Selection of pictures from night on our facebook album: HERE

BAG Packing Fundraiser:
Thanks to all our volunteers who helped out in our bag packing fundraiser over the weekend at DUNNES Killarney. We appreciate all donations as your contribution goes a long way in supporting our young athletes in the sport of athletics.

Membership for 2018 can now be made. This can be done through our website paypal link or alternatively you can give membership fee to our committee member. On Line Link: HERE
Membership annual fees are available on our website. You need to be registered before you can compete in any athletics competitions in 2018.

Club Training:.
Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes will finish up for the season on Tuesday night next (12th Dec) and will return early in the new year.

Juvenile Training has ended for the season. We will return early in the new year to begin our training for the Indoors.

Secondary School/Junior / 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.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sunday 17th December: National Uneven ages, Novice XC, WIT, Waterford
Tuesday 26th December: Our Club St. Stephen's Day 5K Road Race / Fun Run @ 12noon in Farranfore
Mon 1st Jan: Star Of The Laune AC - Beaufort 5K & 10K
Sat 6th Jan: Munster Junior / U23 Men Indoors & Juvenile Girls Pentathlon, Nenagh.
Sun 7th Jan: Munster Junior / U23 Women Indoors & Juvenile Boys Pentathlon, Nenagh.
Sun 14th Jan: Munster Senior & Masters Indoors, Nenagh
Fri 26th Jan: South Munster Schools XC, Tramore Valley Park, Cork City
Sun 28th Jan: National Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships, AIT Arena, Athlone
Sat/Sun 10th/11th Feb.: Munster U/9 to U12 Indoor Championships, Nenagh
Sun 11th Feb.: National Masters & Juv "B" & Juv Inter-Club Cross Country Relay Championships, Venue TBC

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.