Sunday, January 7, 2018

Club Weekly Notes January 2018

Below are this week's notes. Thank you for your continued support.

St. Stephen's Day 5K Club Results
Our club road race was a great success and we must express our thanks to our race organisers and volunteers who helped out on the day. It takes almost 30 volunteers to support this race, so without your help we would be unable to keep this annual event going, now in its 56th year. 
A sincere thanks to all our main sponsors: 
Moriarty's Centra Foodstore; DUNNES Killarney; 
Angasana Resort & Spa; Mailboxes etc, Killarney;
 AIB & TwoaFit, Killorglin.

Below are club members who were amongst the prizes.
Dermot    Dineen 1 O40 M
Cian  Spillane 1 U17 M
Michael O Connor 1 O65 M

Maria McCarthy 3 SF F
Mary Daly 4 SF F
Caitriona Barry 1 O45 F
Marie McKenna 1 O40 F
Shauna McCarthy 1 U17 F
Mags Moriarty 2 O60 F
Brendan Lynch & Mary Daly were our Novice Club winners.

The 30th Annual Charles O'Shea 10K & 5K was held on New Years Day in Beaufort. This renowned road race was organised by Star Of The Laune AC. There was over 75 competing in each distance. 
Dermot Dineen was first over the line from our club. He was fourth overall finishing the 10K in just over 37mins. 
Ger Ladden ran well to come second in his age category and eight place overall. 
Caitriona Barry had a great race to take podium position in the 10K. Well done Caitriona.
Cian Spillane had a good run in the 5K.


Parents have been enquiring about upcoming fixtures for Secondary Schools. All fixtures for the year can be found on Athletics Ireland website under the header "Schools".

The club would like to express our gratitude to TESCO Killarney who awarded us with over €350 from their Community Fund. This will help support our juveniles in the coming year. Thanks to all those who supported our club. Thank you Pauline Joseph for submitting the application form.

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.
Membership annual fees are available on our website. You need to be registered before you can compete in any athletics competitions in 2018. Newcomers welcome to join.
Online Membership & Information

Club Training:.
Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Class every Tuesday from 7pm in Farranfore Community Hall.

Secondary School & Senior training on every Thursday at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance / distance training. €2 club member, €4 non club member.

Athletic's Fixtures
  • Sun 14th Jan: Munster Senior & Masters Indoors, Nenagh 
  • Wed 17th Jan: County Schools XC, Killarney @ 11:30am
  • Fri 26th Jan: South Munster Schools XC, Tramore Valley Park, Cork City
  • Sun 28th Jan: National Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships, AIT Arena, Athlone
  • Sun 4thFeb: Irish Life Health AAI Indoor Games, Indoor Arena Abbotstown.
  • Sat/Sun 10th/11th Feb.: Munster U/9 to U12 Indoor Championships, Nenagh
  • Sun 11th Feb.: National Intermediate, Masters, Juvenile B & Juvenile XC Relays., Venue TBC
  • Sat/Sun 17th/18th Feb: National Senior Indoors Championships, AIT Arena, Athlone
  • Fri 23rd Feb: Munster Schools XC, WITSat/Sun 24th/25th Feb: Munster U13 - U19 Indoor Championships

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.