Sunday, February 18, 2018

Club Weekly Notes Feb. 2018

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

Awards Night
The Club Awards night was held in Sherwoods Bar, Farranfore on Friday night last. Jerome Crowley and his team are to be commended on organising such an enjoyable and well attended event. We brought together the 1959/60 Cross Country club team to honor their achievements in participation with the club over the years. The Farranfore AC team beat Killarney by 26 points in in the 1959-60 Cross Country Championships. The same team except for Paddy Murphy, "Posh" Cronin and John J. Cronin, won the Kerry Novice XC Championships in Currow. Sean Cronin was the individual winner and captain of both winning teams. The Senior Cross Country Champions team were: Michael Kelly, Mike Walsh, Mattie Horgan, Sean Daly, Tom Walsh "Posh" Cronin, Pa Sullivan, Paddy Murphy, Sean Cronin, John O'Donoghue & John J. Cronin. We would like to thank all of the team who traveled from afar to attend the night. Especially Donal Brassil who travelled from Carlingford Co. Louth and Michael Kelly and family from Kilmichael in Cork.
Congratulations to the following members who were awarded for their achievements throughout 2017.
Mary Daly received the Cross Country & Roads Shield;
George McCarthy received the Gerald Fitz Cup for Cross Country & Roads;
Maria McCarthy received the Breda Brosnan Cup for Ladies Track & Field;
Jim O'Shea received the New York Trophy for Masters Track & Field,
Sean O'Shea received the George Walsh Cup for Throwing;
Rossa Foley received the Dr. E O'Sullivan Cup for Mens Senior Track & Field;
David Kenny, Niall & Emma Prendiville received a special merit award for Race Walking.
Tom McCarthy received the Hall of Fame Nelligan Cup.
Mary Kennedy & Pauline Joseph received the Club Person's award for their hard work and commitment throughout the years.
Our Ladies & Mens Cross country teams were awarded for their achievements at Munster level where the womens team was first in Munster Senior XC & the Mens were 3rd in the Munster Intermediate XC. The Hall Of Fame went to John McCarthy.
Some Photos on our Flickr Gallery: HERE

The National Senior Indoor Championships were held in Abottstown Dublin over last weekend. Rossa Foley was our only athlete competing. Rossa was 10th in the Shot and 9th in the Triple Jump (10.80m).

Munster Juvenile Indoors for U9 to U12 were held in Nenagh on Saturday the 10th Feb. 
Mairead Walsh taking on the indoors for the very first time competed in the U12 600m. Mairead had a great run, finishing 4th in her heat to make the final and finish in 16th overall. Well done.
Full Results: GIRLS   BOYS

Race three of the Gneeveguilla AC 5k series held in Killarney on Saturday 17th Feb. Note route was approx. 100m short of 5K. George McCarthy was 6th overall 16:38. Maria McCarthy was 2nd lady 18:25 & Marie McKenna was 18th (19:22). The final race will be on Saturday 24th Feb. @11am in Killarney.

Club Training:.
Juvenile Indoor training every Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm at Farranfore Community Sports Hall. This is for children born 2010 (7/8yrs) to 2006 (12yrs). €2 per session. New comers always welcome.

Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Class every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm in Farranfore Community Hall. €5 per session

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
Fri 23rd Feb: Munster Schools XC, WIT
Sat/Sun 24th/25th Feb: Munster U13 - U19 Indoor Championships
Sun 4th March: National Masters Indoors, AIT Arena
Tue 6th March: Munster Schools Indoor Games, Nenagh
Sat 10th March: National Schools XC, WIT
Sat 10th March: County Juvenile B Sports Hall Games U9-U12, Milltown
Sun 11th March: National Juvenile Indoor Championships Day 1, AIT Arena
Sun 18th March: National Juvenile Indoor Championships Day 2, AIT Arena
Sun 25th March: National Juvenile Indoor Championships Day 3, AIT Arena
Sun 25th March: County 5K Road Race Championships, Currow

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.