Sunday, April 22, 2018

Club Weekly Notes Week end 22nd April 2018

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

U23 Munster Track & Field Championships
Rossa Foley competed in the U23 Munster Track & Field Championships held in Tullamore. Rossa returned to the Kingdom with an outstanding four GOLD medals in the field events. They were the Shot (8.62m), Discus (28.42m), Weight For Distance35Lb (7.45m) and finally the Javelin where he threw a new personal best distance of 46.56m. 

The Kingdom come 10 mile and 5K Annual Road Race was held in Castleisland on Sunday April 22nd. Organised by local club An Riocht AC where the route took you through Castleisland Town, surrounding countryside and finishing in the athletics track. The new 10mile route seemed to prove very popular with most participants. The race was well organised with plenty of stewards available to give directions throughout the course. 
Congratulations to George McCarthy who finished in third place with a time of 58:55. 
Maria McCarthy was first lady finisher in a seasonal PB of just under 62:49. 
Marie McKenna ran a great race to be placed 2nd lady at 66:09. 
Caitriona Barry was fourth winning her age category in a time of 68:30. 
Ger Ladden also took part. 
In the 5K race, Arthur Fitzgerald was fifth in a time of 17:12, followed just behind was Aidan McCarthy (18:19).  Niamh De Hora was second lady finisher (19:23). Also well done to Pauline Joseph who continues to improve with a time of 26:20.
Selection of Photos from Peter Murphy: HERE
Results:Sports Timing

Cork Athletics Graded Track & Field 
A good meet to get you in race ready.
3 more meets left: May 31st; June 25th & July 20th
More details on Cork Athletics website: HERE

Club Training:.
Juvenile training on Tuesday 6pm to 6:45pm 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
Tue 1st May: County Schools T&F, 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 
Sat 2nd / Sun 3rd June: Munster U9 to U13 T&F, Lees Road Ennis @11am
Sat 9th June: Munster U9 to U11 Team Games T&F, Castleisland
Sun 10th June: Munster Senior & Masters T&F, Castleisland
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.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 15th April 2018

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

FARRANFORE MAINE VALLEY AC
The Irish Universities Track & Field Championships were held over two days (13th / 14th April) in Mary Peters Track, Queens University Belfast. 
David Kenny (CIT) was first in the 3000m Race Walk in a time of 12:44:37. 
Rossa Foley (Tralee IT)  was fourth in the 16Kg WFD with a throw of 7.57m. Rossa was eight in the Javelin where produced a new personal best throw of 46.12m and jumped 11.65m in the Triple Jump finishing ninth.

Well done to all those Juvenile athletes who competed in the Gneeveguilla AC Open Sports Day on a very wet Sunday afternoon. Malachy Kirwan was first in the U14 800m & third in the 80m sprint.


The County Awards Banquet was held in Kenmare Arms Hotel on Friday the 13th April. It was a great night so thanks to Kenmare AC for organising the event. 
Award Winners are:
Conall O’Mahony              Juvenile Club Award
Aine O’Shea                      Juvenile Club Award
Cross Country: Juvenile Men - Cian Spilliane
Cross Country: Juvenile Women – Shauna McCarthy
Track & Field: Master Women – Maria McCarthy
Track & Field: Junior Men – David Kenny
Special Merit Awards: Emma Prendiville & Niall Prendiville
Women kerry league Team Awards
Leanne Cronin (at time of competition), Niamh de Hora, Maria McCarthy,  Elaina Norris


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
Sat 21st April: Munster Junior & U/23 T&F & Juv Pentathlon C'ships, Templemore
Sun 22nd April: An Riocht Kingdom Come 10mile & 5K, Castleisland
Tue 1st May: County Schools T&F, 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.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 8th April 2018

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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.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Club Notes Week Ending 2nd April 2018

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

The Annual Jack O'Keeffe 4mile Road Race, organised by Gneeveguilla AC, was held on Monday 2nd April. The route is a straight run from Boherbuee to Kiskeam. Thanks to all the volunteers and organisers for hosting this popular road race now in its 31st year. 
George McCarthy finished in 10th place with a time of 22:27. 
In the ladies we had great success when Maria McCarthy was 2nd lady crossing the line in under 24 mins.
Mary Daly was 3rd, Marie McKenna 4th and Caitriona Barry 5th.

Darragh Casey competed in The Battle Of Clontarf 10 miler in Dublin on Monday April 2nd. The race incorporates the Leinster 10 Mile Championship and attracts most of Ireland’s top distance runners. Darragh ran the distance in a new personal best time of 1:02:40, taking 6 mins off his last pb. Well done from the club.  

Aidan McCarthy was 2nd in the Maurice Collins 4mile in Ardfert on Easter Sunday.

Club Training:.
Juvenile Indoor training on Tuesday from 10th April  6pm to 6:45pm 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. 

Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Class are finished for the season and will resume again next Autumn.

Secondary School & Senior training on every Thursday will be at An Riocht Track, Castleisland from 7:45pm to 8:45pm. Commencing on April 5th for 8 weeks. This is endurance / distance training & Field events. €2 club member, €4 non club member.  Please be at track for 7:30pm and warm up on gravel path around the outside of Centre.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sat 7th April: National Juvenile Indoor C'ships Day 1, AIT Arena 
Sun 8th April: Community Games U12 - U14 XC, Beaufort @ 11am 
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.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Club Notes Week End 25th March 2018

EUROPEAN MASTERS INDOORS
Madrid, Spain was host to the 12th European Masters Indoors with a week long competition from March 19th to 24th. The participation of 4,000 athletes from all parts of Europe. 150 athletes from all over Ireland competed in various events. We had three representatives from our club. 

Jim O'Shea who has been a part of athletics for well over half a century was competing in the M75 category Long Jump & High Jump. Jim who trains every week for these specific events has proved yet again that age is no obstacle in competition. On the first day of competition Jim competed in the Long Jump where his jump of 4 meters was enough to win a European Masters Gold Medal. It was also the first Irish winning medal in these competitions. It could not have gone to a nicer man. Jim competed the following day in the High Jump where he finished in 5th Place with a height of 1.28m. This was just 3cm out of winning a medal. 

Jerome Foley competed in the M50 400m & 800m. It was always going to be a challenge to get out of the heats considering a three week illness just before the competitions. But he did well finishing 4th in 400m & 6th in 800m. 

Michael O' Connor M65, who loves the sport of Race Walking finished 10th in the Indoor 3K Walk and was 11th overall in the 5K outdoor Walk. The M65 team just missed out in a bronze team medal by a margin of only 3 mins. Well done the club is very proud of your achievements.
Results & Gallery: European Masters Madrid

SIAB International Schools Cross Country Championships.
Shauna McCarthy (Killorglin Community College) was part of the Irish Schools Junior Team to take part in the SIAB International Schools Cross Country Championships held in Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Competing against the best athletes from England, Scotland and Whales Shauna was part of a team of eight who runs over a 4K cross country course. The course was a mixture of good surface for fast running with long climbs and short sharp hills. The pace was extremely fast from the start, Shauna found herself in the back of the group at the mid-way point. Finding second wind she attacked the hills and began to gain ground on the athletes ahead. Shauna finally finished in 23rd place overall, 6th Irish finisher. The Irish combined effort placed the team in third place winning bronze. A great achievement for a young athlete to wear the Irish Singlet. 

COUNTY ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The County Road Race Championships was held in beautiful sunshine on Sunday 25th March in Currow. Thanks to An Riocht AC for organising the course and Dan Sullivan for doing the results. The 5K course was a fast loop around Currow Village and finishing at the Community Center.  Numbers were down this year with a total of 40 athletes competing.  
Top club achievements went to Mary Daly who was second senior lady (18:36) and Marie McKenna was the ladies Novice winner with a personal best time of 19:15. Caitriona Barry won her F45 category (20:07) and made up the ladies team who won the senior category on count back.
In the Men's we had George McCarthy winning his M45 category in a time of 16:47. Aidan Cahill, competing in club singlet for the very first time had a great race where he set a personal 5K best time of 17:15 and taking third place in Novice category. Brendan Lynch was second in his M40 category (19:48). 


Club Training:.
Juvenile Indoor training on Tuesday is now finished and we will resume after the Easter Holidays, from 10th April  6pm to 6:45pm 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. 

Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Class are finished for the season and will resume again next Autumn.

Secondary School & Senior training on every Thursday will be at An Riocht Track, Castleisland from 7:45pm to 8:45pm. Commencing on April 5th for 8 weeks. This is endurance / distance training & Field events. €2 club member, €4 non club member. 

Athletic's Fixtures
Mon 2nd April: Munster 4 Mile Road C'ships, Castlelyons, Co Cork @ 1pm
Mon 2nd April: Gneeveguilla AC - Jack O'Keeffe 4mile road race from Boherbuee to Kiskeam @2pm
Sat 7th April: National Juvenile Indoor C'ships Day 1, AIT Arena 
Sun 8th April: Community Games U12 - U14 XC, Beaufort @ 11am 
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

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.