Sunday, February 25, 2018

Club Weekly Notes weekend 25th Feb. 2018

On Saturday 24th February saw the Manx Harriers Open Race Walk Championships at Douglas, Isle of Man. This event held annually dates back to the late 1970’s and has seen many international and world class athletes testing themselves over the N.S.C. perimeter raceway which is known to be a fast circuit . In recent years it has proved very popular with the younger generation and has played host to the Nihill Shield (named after Paul Nihill, the first Manx Open event winner) which is a match between Ireland and England youth walkers where the best of the younger athletes have been selected to compete for their country. 
Our club was represented by David Kenny. David who has been race walking for many years now continues to be a feature in many race walking championships nationally. David competed in the 10Km distance, where he had a superb race finishing in first place in a time of 46mins 26sec. This is a 3mins improvement from his previous best. A great achievement, very well done.
More Information: manxharriers

Munster Juvenile Indoors for U13 to U19 were held in Nenagh on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th Feb. Their were no podium positions this year from our club, but all those who competed did very well, especially when competing at new events for the first time. 
Siofra Foley U17 competed in the 200m dash & Shot Putt (4th). 
Diarmuid Kirwan U13 competed in the 60m hurdles His brother Malachy U15 also competed in the 60m hurdles where he qualified for the finals; 5th in the High Jump & 7th Long Jump.
Provisional Results: munsterathletics

Biting cold and blustery conditions didn’t deter the competitors at an exciting Irish Life Health Munster Schools Cross Country Championships at the WIT Sportsgrounds in Carriganore on Friday 23rd Feb. 
Cian Spillane (Milltown Pres.) competed in the Minor Boys 2500m race. Cian had plenty of competition throughout the distance where he was just pipped at the end to take fourth place. 
Shauna McCarthy (Killorglin CC) competed in the Junior 2,500m Girls race. It was a very fast race from the gun with four girls opening up a big gap from the rest of the group. Shauna held on and pushed herself into 3rd place on the straight to the finish line. Well done to you both. They now go forward to the National Schools XC final on March 10th. We wish you both the best of luck.

The fourth and final race of the Gneeveguilla AC 5k series was held in Killarney on Saturday 24th Feb. George McCarthy was 4th 17:36. Maria McCarthy was 1st lady (18:54) & Marie McKenna was 2nd Lady (20:10).

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
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.