Sunday, April 8, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 8th April 2018

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

The 48th International Race Walk Meeting of Podebrady in Czech Republic was held on Saturday April 7th. David Kenny was part of an Irish team competing in the Junior 10Km Race Walk distance. With over forty competitors, David had a great race finishing in 9th place overall and was the first Irish man home with a personal best time of 45:23. The winner hailed from Greece, Yeóryios Tzatsimakis  who completed the 10K distance in 41:45. The Irish team finished 4th.

The Kerry Community Games Cross Country was held on a mild Sunday morning in Beaufort. Athletes from our club,  representing their relevant districts, competed in the U12 & U14 XC Relays & U13 1200m.
Mairead Walsh, lead the U12 400m from the start but was just edged out into second place a few meters from the finish line. Grainne Costello and Rhian McCarthy also competed in the U12's.
John Sexton ran a fantastic U12 400m race coming in fourth place with only twenty meters to go he dug deep to up the pace where he finished in second place. Tiernan Lynch also competed.  
Doireann O'Shea and Ellen Kelliher took part in the U14 700m, they both ran well, but missed out in a medal spot. 
Our U14 boys did very well. Cian Spillane was first, Malachy Kirwan 3rd and Conal O'Mahony 4th. Cormac Costello just missed out from the top six placing. Eabha McCarthy & Diarmuid Kirwan did well in the U13 1200m but did not medal.  Best of luck to those who go forward to the National finals in May.

Club Training:.
Juvenile training on Tuesday 6pm to 6:45pm and Thursdays 6:30pm to 7:15pm  at Farranfore GAA Grounds. This will be in preparation for the County Track & Field scheduled for 12th & 13th May. This is for children born 2010 (7/8yrs) to 2004 (14yrs). €2 per session. New comers always welcome. 

Secondary School & Senior training on every Thursday will be at An Riocht Track, Castleisland from 7:45pm to 8:45pm.  This is endurance / distance training & Field events. €2 club member, €4 non club member. 

Athletic's Fixtures
Sun 15th April: Gneeveguilla AC Open Juvenile Sports, Castleisland Track @1pm
Sat 21st April: Munster Junior & U/23 T&F & Juv Pentathlon C'ships, Templemore
Sun 22nd April: An Riocht Kingdom Come 10mile & 5K, Castleisland
Sun 6th May: County Junior, Senior and Masters T&F C'ships, Castleisland
Sun 6th May: Munster Half & Marathon C'Ships, Limerick
Wed 9th May:  South Munster Schools Track & Field - Girls, CIT
Fri 11th May:  South Munster Schools Track & Field - Boys, CIT 
Sat 12th / Sun13th May: County Juvenile T&F C'ships, Castleisland
Sat 19th May: Munster Schools Track & Field, Castleisland
Fri 25th - Sun 27th May: National Community Games WK1, University of Limerick
Sat 2nd June: National Schools  Track & Field, Tullamore
Fri 22nd June: Primary School Sports, Castleisland  

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.