Sunday, February 4, 2018

Club Weekly Notes Week end 4th Feb 2018

Below are this week's notes. Thank you for your continued support.
If any of you have results / photos for events you competed in and would like them mentioned, please e-mail to me on

Here is a photo of Rossa Foley & David Kenny who won individual medals in the National Junior & U23 Indoor Championships on Sunday 28th Jan.

Gneeveguilla AC 5K Road Race
Race 1 of the Gneeveguilla AC 5K series was held on a cold Saturday morning in Killarney last. The race is run through a 5K loop in the national park and is always a popular race to dust off the winter cobwebs in preparation for the spring & summer goals.
A new member of our club, Aidan Cahill had a solid run when he finished 6th overall in a time of 17:50. 
Also new to our club, Pierette Scroope completed the distance in 24:42. Well done to you both. Race 2 of 4 will be on next Saturday 10th Feb. at 11am. Registration in old monastery across for Killarney playground.
Full Results: Results Race 1 of 4

The 27th Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10mile road race was held on Sunday 4th Feb. Weather conditions were ideal for the 2,750 competitors. Little wind cool and dry. This is a very popular race for all of munsters athletic clubs. Their was five athletes from our club competing. 
Originating from Clonmel Co. Tipperary, it was the gathering of the three O'Keeffe sisters: Maria McCarthy, Grainne Tierney & Siobhan Riordan. 
Maria finished the 10mile (16.1Km) distance in great time of 63min 49sec. She was placed 7th lady overall and 1st in her age category. 
Grainne did a personal best time of 78mins. 
Siobhan, just in training for 2 months finished in a time of 89mins. 
Jane Hewitt also ran well to finish in a time of 80mins. 
Male only, George McCarthy ran a solid race to finish in a time of 58mins 34sec. He was 4th in his age category and placed well up in the top 100. Well done all.
Results: My Run Results  (Not official on date of print)

The best of luck to all our athletes competing in the last Athletics Cross Country race of the season. The National Juvenile B, Masters & Intermediate XC in Galway next Sunday.

Kerry Athletics board will be holding their AGM on Monday 12th February at the Rose Hotel Tralee at 8pm. George Maybury will be giving a talk about safety statement. All club members are welcome to attend.

The club will be holding their annual awards night for senior athletes on Friday 16th Feb. at 8pm in Sherwoods, Farranfore village. All athletes are invited to attend where we will be honoring our most outstanding athletes for 2017.

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
Sat/Sun 10th/11th Feb.: Munster U/9 to U12 Indoor Championships, Nenagh
Sun 11th Feb.: National Intermediate, Masters, Juvenile B & Juvenile XC Relays., Galway
Sat/Sun 17th/18th Feb: National Senior Indoors Championships, Abbotstown Dublin
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
Sat 10th March: National Schools XC, WIT
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

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.