Sunday, February 11, 2018

Club Weekly Notes Feb. 2018

The Intervarsities Indoors were held in Athlone Indoor Arena on Friday 9th Feb. 
David Kenny, representing CIT, continues to improve in the Race Walk event where he finished in second place of the 2000m in a fantastic time of 8:06. 
Rossa Foley, representing Tralee IT, was third in the WFD with a good throw of 7.48m.

National Juvenile B, Masters & Intermediate Cross Country.
The final athletics Cross Country for this season was held in Galway on Sunday 11th Feb. The National Juvenile B, Masters and Intermediate races were held in freezing conditions with a few snow showers thrown in for good measure. The worst of the weather was during the Juvenile races so well done to all those young boys and girls who competed. 
We had the McCarthy sisters in action with young Rhian first up in the U11 1000m distance. Rhian, competing out of age, ran a very gutsy race to finish in 50th place out of 100 competitors. 
Next up was Eabha in the U13 1500m race. Eabha competing at national level for the first time ran a solid race, holding her position right through to finish in 33rd place. Eabha was also part of the County team to win Bronze. Well done. 
Shauna McCarthy ran the U13 2500m race. Shauna ran very well and placed herself in second place very early into the race. Shauna continued to open up a gap from third place but was unable to gain ground on the leader. Shauna finished in second place. However, she later heard she was not eligible for an individual medal after receiving a Munster province team medal last November.

Next up we had our Master Womens 4000m race. By now the course conditions had deteriorated greatly with no good running available in the 2K loop. the luscious grass was quickly replaced by a continuous mat of deep stick mud. There was a large field of 180 athletes spread out over the course with our five club team mixed in all fighting their own battles for positions. 
Maria McCarthy lead the team home to finish in 8th place overall and winning individual bronze in her O40 age category. Just three places behind was Mary Daly who had an outstanding run and placed 6th in her age category. Next was Caitriona Barry who again ran very well to come in 52nd overall and 11th in her category. Marie McKenna was 112th and Grainne Tierney 138th. The ladies were 6th club team and 5th county team which is a great achievement for such a small club. Well done to you all. 
George McCarthy competed as part of the county team in the Intermediate 8000m which was the final race of the day. 
By now the course was so muddy that it would be a test to those who have good strength and endurance as opposed to speed. George ran a very solid race and was continuously gaining positions throughout the race as the conditions were sapping the energy out of other competitors. He continued to gain ground right up to the end where he finished in 21st place overall and third home for the county. Unfortunately the county team just missed out on a bronze medal. Equaling the points for third (Dublin) but on count back lost out. Well done to everyone who competed for our club throughout the whole cross country season as we can look back on many individual and team achievements.
Results: HERE

Munster Juvenile Indoors for U9 to U12 were held over the week-end. No results were posted at time of print so we will include in next weeks notes

Race two of the Gneeveguilla 5k series held in Killarney on Saturday 10th Feb. Brendan Lynch was 8th overall in a time of 19:35. Marie McKenna was 20th (21:04). Pierette Scroope was 39th (24:04). Pauline Joseph was 50th (26:44).
Results HERE

Munster Schools Indoor Games on Tuesday 6th March in Nenagh Indoor Stadium. All details have gone out to all Munster schools.

SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT:
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 17th/18th Feb: National Senior Indoors Championships, Abottstown.
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
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.

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 farranforemv@gmail.com

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.

SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT:
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.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Club Weekly Notes January 2018

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

South Munster Schools Cross Country
The South Munster Schools Cross Country Championships was held on Friday 26th Jan. in Tramore Valley Park, Cork. The conditions were good underfoot with a number of challenging hills to contnd with.
Cian Spillane (Milltown Pres.) competed in the Minor 1500m race where he did very well to hold off some good competition to win gold.
Shauna McCarthy (Killorglin Community College) competing in the Junior 2000m distance ran very well to win gold for her school with time to spare. 
Also competing was Michael Brosnan (St. Brendans Killarney) in the Senior boys 5000m and Anna Kerrisk (Milltown Pres.) was 24th in the Junior girls. 
Best of luck to Shauna & Cian who qualified to represent their schools in the Munster XC Championships to be held on Friday 23rd Feb. WIT Waterford. Full details in Munster Schools website.
Photo & Videos in Cork Athletics Facebook: HERE

The Irish Life Health National Indoor Junior and U23 Championships were held on Sunday 28th Jan. in Athlone Indoor Arena. 
David Kenny competed in the Junior 3K Race Walk. It was a competitive race from the start, David had a great race where he finished in second place with an excellent time of 13:06. 
Rossa Foley was competing in the U23 field events. He won bronze in the Weight For Distance with a throw of 7.38m.

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.

SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT:
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 will commence on Tuesday 30th January from 6pm to 6:45pm at Farranfore Community Sports Hall. This is for children born 2010 (7/8yrs) to 2006 (12yrs).

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 Feb: Irish Life Health AAI Indoor Games, Indoor Arena Abbotstown.
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, AIT Arena, Athlone
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

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Club Weekly Notes January 2018

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

Kerry Schools Cross Country
The Kerry Schools Cross Country Championships was held on Thursday 18th Jan. in Killarney. We had many past & present juvenile club members competing for their schools. 
Well done to Shauna McCarthy (KCC) who won the Minor girls race. 
Cian Spillane (Milltown Pres.) equally did well to win the boys Minor race. 
Conal O'Mahony (ISK) was in fifth place & Malachy Kirwan (DCB) in 8th. Liam Palmer won the Junior Boys race.
Killian Kerins was the winner of the Senior Boys race. 
Well done to all who competed. Best of luck to those who qualified to represent their schools in the South Munster XC Championships to be held on Friday 26th Jan. in Tramore Valley park, Cork. Full details in Munster Schools website. http://www.munsterschoolsathletics.org/
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. If you have any motions or nominations can you e-mail to us before end January farranforemv@gmail.com.

Juvenile Indoor training will commence on Tuesday 30th January from 6pm to 6:45pm at Farranfore Community Sports Hall. This is for children born 2010 (7/8yrs) to 2006 (12yrs). Please note all kids need to be registered with the club in order to take part in training. We will be taking registrations on the night.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2018:
Membership for 2018 can now be made. This can be done through our website paypal link or alternatively you can give membership fee to our committee member.
Membership annual fees are available on our website. You need to be registered before you can compete in any athletics competitions in 2018. Newcomers welcome to join.

Club Training:.
Juvenile Indoor training will commence on Tuesday 30th January from 6pm to 6:45pm at Farranfore Community Sports Hall. This is for children born 2010 (7/8yrs) to 2006 (12yrs).

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 26th Jan: South Munster Schools XC, Tramore Valley Park, Cork
Sun 28th Jan: National Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships, AIT Arena, Athlone
Sun 4t hFeb: Irish Life Health AAI Indoor Games, Indoor Arena Abbotstown.
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, AIT Arena, Athlone
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.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Munster Senior, Masters & U23 Indoor Track & Field Championships

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

The Munster Senior, Masters & U23 Indoor Track & Field Championships were held in Nenagh on Sunday 14th January.
Rossa Foley was our only senior athlete competing. Rossa, no stranger to the Indoors performed exceptionally well where he was 1st in the U23 Triple Jump, 3rd in the Senior Shot and 3rd in the senior Weight For Distance.
In the Masters Championships it was a day for our four masters men. The youngest, Dermot Dineen (O40), competing at the indoors for the very first time had a great day. Trying out the middle distance events, Dermot was 2nd in the 800m (2:14) and ran a very good 1500m distance two hours later to take gold in his category and finish 2nd overall at a time of 4:36.76. 
Sean O'Shea did well in his category (O45) where he was 1st in the Shot and 2nd in the Weight For Distance. 
Jerome Foley (O50) had a great 400m race where he finished in first place in a time of 62sec
Jim O'Shea (O75) continues to amaze us all. Jim took Gold in the High Jump & Long Jump. The Long Jump distance of  3.84m is a new Championship Best Performance at Munster level. He finished in second place for the 60m sprint. 
A great start to the season for our club, well done to all.
Full Results can be found in Munster Athletics website: http://www.munsterathletics.com/


CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2018:
Membership for 2018 can now be made. This can be done through our website paypal link or alternatively you can give membership fee to our committee member.
Membership annual fees are available on our website. You need to be registered before you can compete in any athletics competitions in 2018. Newcomers welcome to join.

Club Training:.
Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Class every Tuesday from 7pm in Farranfore Community Hall.

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
Thur 18th Jan: County Schools XC, Killarney @ 11:30am
Fri 26th Jan: South Munster Schools XC, Tramore Valley Park, Cork City
Sun 28th Jan: National Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships, AIT Arena, Athlone
Sun 4thFeb: Irish Life Health AAI Indoor Games, Indoor Arena Abbotstown.
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, AIT Arena, Athlone
Fri 23rd Feb: Munster Schools XC, WITSat/Sun 24th/25th Feb: Munster U13 - U19 Indoor Championships


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, January 7, 2018

Club Weekly Notes January 2018

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

St. Stephen's Day 5K Club Results
Our club road race was a great success and we must express our thanks to our race organisers and volunteers who helped out on the day. It takes almost 30 volunteers to support this race, so without your help we would be unable to keep this annual event going, now in its 56th year. 
A sincere thanks to all our main sponsors: 
Moriarty's Centra Foodstore; DUNNES Killarney; 
Angasana Resort & Spa; Mailboxes etc, Killarney;
 AIB & TwoaFit, Killorglin.

Below are club members who were amongst the prizes.
Dermot    Dineen 1 O40 M
Cian  Spillane 1 U17 M
Michael O Connor 1 O65 M

Maria McCarthy 3 SF F
Mary Daly 4 SF F
Caitriona Barry 1 O45 F
Marie McKenna 1 O40 F
Shauna McCarthy 1 U17 F
Mags Moriarty 2 O60 F
Brendan Lynch & Mary Daly were our Novice Club winners.


The 30th Annual Charles O'Shea 10K & 5K was held on New Years Day in Beaufort. This renowned road race was organised by Star Of The Laune AC. There was over 75 competing in each distance. 
Dermot Dineen was first over the line from our club. He was fourth overall finishing the 10K in just over 37mins. 
Ger Ladden ran well to come second in his age category and eight place overall. 
Caitriona Barry had a great race to take podium position in the 10K. Well done Caitriona.
Cian Spillane had a good run in the 5K.

SECONDARY SCHOOL FIXTURES

Parents have been enquiring about upcoming fixtures for Secondary Schools. All fixtures for the year can be found on Athletics Ireland website under the header "Schools".
athleticsireland.ie/schools/fixtures/

The club would like to express our gratitude to TESCO Killarney who awarded us with over €350 from their Community Fund. This will help support our juveniles in the coming year. Thanks to all those who supported our club. Thank you Pauline Joseph for submitting the application form.


CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2018:
Membership for 2018 can now be made. This can be done through our website paypal link or alternatively you can give membership fee to our committee member.
Membership annual fees are available on our website. You need to be registered before you can compete in any athletics competitions in 2018. Newcomers welcome to join.
Online Membership & Information

Club Training:.
Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Class every Tuesday from 7pm in Farranfore Community Hall.

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 14th Jan: Munster Senior & Masters Indoors, Nenagh 
  • Wed 17th Jan: County Schools XC, Killarney @ 11:30am
  • Fri 26th Jan: South Munster Schools XC, Tramore Valley Park, Cork City
  • Sun 28th Jan: National Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships, AIT Arena, Athlone
  • Sun 4thFeb: Irish Life Health AAI Indoor Games, Indoor Arena Abbotstown.
  • Sat/Sun 10th/11th Feb.: Munster U/9 to U12 Indoor Championships, Nenagh
  • Sun 11th Feb.: National Intermediate, Masters, Juvenile B & Juvenile XC Relays., Venue TBC
  • Sat/Sun 17th/18th Feb: National Senior Indoors Championships, AIT Arena, Athlone
  • Fri 23rd Feb: Munster Schools XC, WITSat/Sun 24th/25th Feb: Munster U13 - U19 Indoor Championships

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.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

2017 St. Stephen's Day 5K Results



It was a cold and wet afternoon for our 56th Annual St. Stephen's Day 5K Road Run. Well done to all our 338 participants who came out on such poor conditions to take part in what is one of the longest running races in Ireland.
A special thanks to all our race organisers & volunteers who work tirelessly every year to make this an event to be enjoyed by all.
A sincere thanks to all our main sponsors: Moriarty's Centra Foodstore, DUNNES Killarney, Angasana Resort & Spa, Mailboxes etc, Killarney & TwoaFit, Killorglin.

FULL RESULTS: HERE
Photos on our Facebook: HERE

James Ledingham of Kilkenny City Harriers retained his title finishing first home (15:58) to take the Fr. Dan Browne perpetual Cup.

Ide Nic Dhomhnaill of Donore City Harriers AC was first lady (18:17) to take the Fr. Gearoid O'Donnachadha perpetual Cup.
We are extremely grateful to the Pierse family of Listowel who kindly donated the ladies memorial cup. They have been participating in the road race since 1961, now with 3 generations taking part.

Top Six Male Finishers
Posn Time NAME SURNAME CLUB
1 15:58.2 James Ledingham Kilkenny City Harriers M
2 16:15.3 Anthony Mannix Leevale AC M
3 16:29.5 Sean  O Sullivan An Riocht AC M
4 16:34.6 Patrick O Connor An Riocht AC M
5 16:36.8 Tommy O Brien An Riocht AC M
6 16:38.0 Donal  Coffey Leevale AC M
Top Six Female Finishers
Posn Time NAME SURNAME CLUB
20 18:17.4 Ide Nic Dhomhnaill Donore Harriers AC F
26 18:31.5 Sinead Tangney Sportsworld RC F
27 18:31.9 Maria McCarthy FFMV F
39 19:12.0 Mary Daly FFMV F
40 19:13.7 Sharon Cahill An Riocht AC F
53 19:54.2 Siobhan Daly Gneeveguilla AC F

Female Age Category Top Finishers
Time NAME SURNAME CLUB Prize Cat
23:51.9 Mary Casey Unattached O35
25:02.9 Leanne Mc Carthy Garda AC O35
20:49.7 Marie McKenna FFMV O40
23:22.4 Susanne Foley Star of the Laune AC O40
20:02.2 Caitriona Barry FFMV O45
21:06.2 Marlies Thomen Unattached O45
21:40.5 Caroline  Murphy Gneeveguilla AC O50
28:08.7 Loretto O Sullivan Born To Run O50
23:02.0 Anne Mangan Star of the Laune AC O55
26:35.0 Nollag Healy Killarney Valley AC O55
22:48.5 Majella  Diskin An Riocht AC O60
24:03.0 Mags Moriarty FFMV O60
24:04.7 Carmel MacDomhnaill West Limerick AC O60
42:10.9 Geraldine O Sullivan Callinafercy Rowing O70
42:11.5 Eileen Hayes Unattached O70
20:58.4 Shauna McCarthy FFMV U17
23:38.5 Ali O Donoghue Killarney Valley AC U17
21:43.7 Emily Pierse Listowel AC U20

Male Age Category Top Finishers
Time NAME SURNAME CLUB Prize Cat
19:29.0 Brendan Lynch FFMV Novice
17:44.2 Dermot    Dineen FFMV O40
17:45.7 Patrick  Moriarty Donore Harriers AC O40
17:14.4 Robert Purcell Snr Gneeveguilla AC O45
17:31.0 Des Tremble Donore Harriers AC O45
19:57.7 Brendan O Brien Unattached O50
21:12.7 PJ Fitzgerald Unattached O50
21:28.5 Teddy Foley Nisus Fitness O55
22:10.7 Willie Cahill Unattached O55
20:55.5 Michael Mangan Star of the Laune AC O60
22:34.5 Mike MacDomhnaill West Limerick AC O60
23:05.5 Michael O Connor FFMV O65
27:35.2 Patrick Cleary Kerry Orienteering O65
30:59.9 John Joe O Sullivan Callinafercy Rowing O70
19:41.5 Cian  Spillane FFMV U17
20:10.2 Harry Byrne Unattached U17
19:08.0 Oran  Pierse Listowel AC U20
20:12.9 Keelan Pierse Unattached U20

We had 31 competing from our club. Individual performances below.
 Brendan Lynch & Mary Daly were our Club Novice winners. Well done to all.
Posn Time NAME SURNAME CLUB
13 17:38.5 Arthur Fitzgerald FFMV M
14 17:44.2 Dermot    Dineen FFMV M
27 18:31.9 Maria McCarthy FFMV F
30 18:54.2 Aidan McCarthy FFMV M
39 19:12.0 Mary Daly FFMV F
42 19:29.0 Brendan Lynch FFMV M
47 19:41.5 Cian  Spillane FFMV M
56 20:02.2 Caitriona Barry FFMV F
62 20:24.9 Conall O Mahony FFMV M
76 20:49.7 Marie McKenna FFMV F
77 20:51.5 Ciara Tierney FFMV F
79 20:58.4 Shauna McCarthy FFMV F
130 23:05.5 Michael O Connor FFMV M
152 23:52.7 Michael Brosnan FFMV M
156 24:03.0 Mags Moriarty FFMV F
163 24:18.4 Sean O Shea FFMV M
167 24:32.2 Grace Crowley FFMV F
180 25:27.0 Katie Brosnan FFMV F
187 25:46.7 Natasha Myers FFMV F
189 25:53.7 Christiane Spillane FFMV F
194 26:05.0 Samuel Scroope FFMV M
198 26:19.4 James Horgan FFMV M
208 26:44.2 Rhian McCarthy FFMV F
209 26:44.2 Eabha McCarthy FFMV F
212 26:52.4 Mairead  Walsh FFMV F
213 26:55.2 Therese Kelliher FFMV F
248 28:37.5 Elaine McMahon FFMV F
270 30:20.5 Pierette O Shea FFMV F
271 30:31.5 Cormac Costello FFMV M
279 31:06.5 Grainne Costello FFMV F
295 32:35.2 Laura Bradley FFMV F

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Club Weekly Notes December 2017

Race Walking Championships
The Irish Life Health National Race Walking Championships were held in St. Annes Park Raheny, Dublin on Saturday December 9th. The competitors braved the cold weather as they walked up and down the picturesque tree-lined main avenue in St Anne’s Park. 
David Kenny was first in the Junior 10K race walk. David was very impressive to complete the distance in 49mins 3 sec. His mentor & coach, Michael O'Connor competed in the masters 5K race walk. Michael also did very well to win the over 65 category. Well done to you both.

Further afield in Cyprus, Cathal Kirwan took part in the Paphos 10K. Cathal did very well to secure podium position when he was placed in third place of his age category. Great to see images of our club singlet in Cyprus.










Juvenile Celebration Night:
We ended the 2017 year with an evening in which the success of our Juveniles was heralded. Congratulations to all our athletes who have delivered through their personal endeavors. Cian Spillane & Shauna McCarthy were our overall Club Juvenile Athletes of the year for their dedication to training all year in which they were both rewarded with National medals.
Selection of pictures from night on our facebook album: HERE

BAG Packing Fundraiser:
Thanks to all our volunteers who helped out in our bag packing fundraiser over the weekend at DUNNES Killarney. We appreciate all donations as your contribution goes a long way in supporting our young athletes in the sport of athletics.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2018:
Membership for 2018 can now be made. This can be done through our website paypal link or alternatively you can give membership fee to our committee member. On Line Link: HERE
Membership annual fees are available on our website. You need to be registered before you can compete in any athletics competitions in 2018.

Club Training:.
Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes will finish up for the season on Tuesday night next (12th Dec) and will return early in the new year.

Juvenile Training has ended for the season. We will return early in the new year to begin our training for the Indoors.

Secondary School/Junior / Senior training on every Thursday at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance training for cross country preparation. €2 club member, €4 non club member.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sunday 17th December: National Uneven ages, Novice XC, WIT, Waterford
Tuesday 26th December: Our Club St. Stephen's Day 5K Road Race / Fun Run @ 12noon in Farranfore
Mon 1st Jan: Star Of The Laune AC - Beaufort 5K & 10K
Sat 6th Jan: Munster Junior / U23 Men Indoors & Juvenile Girls Pentathlon, Nenagh.
Sun 7th Jan: Munster Junior / U23 Women Indoors & Juvenile Boys Pentathlon, Nenagh.
Sun 14th Jan: Munster Senior & Masters Indoors, Nenagh
Fri 26th Jan: South Munster Schools XC, Tramore Valley Park, Cork City
Sun 28th Jan: National Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships, AIT Arena, Athlone
Sat/Sun 10th/11th Feb.: Munster U/9 to U12 Indoor Championships, Nenagh
Sun 11th Feb.: National Masters & Juv "B" & Juv Inter-Club Cross Country Relay Championships, Venue TBC

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, December 3, 2017

Munster Juvenile B & Intermediate XC Championships 2017

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

Munster Cross Country
The final Munster Cross Country Championship fixture of the season was held in the scenic village of Beaufort on Sunday Dec. 3rd. for the Juvenile 'B' and Intermediates. The day was overcast with intervals of heavy mist. The course was flat and fast with some few patches of surface mud.

Congratulations to all our Juvenile Athletes who participated, it was fantastic to see such a strong turnout from the club. We would have had more only some were victim to illness which is rampant at the moment. We wish them all a quick recovery.
Facebook Photos: HERE
Full Results on Munster Athletics: HERE


First off was the Girls U9 750m. Rachel Boyle, competing at Munster level for the first time had a good run to be part of the Kerry Team to win team Bronze. Isaac Vickers had a very impressive run to win the U9 Boys race and securing Bronze for Kerry Team. 
We had three girls competing in the U11 1000m, 2 lap race. First Home was Mairead Walsh, followed closely behing by Rhian McCarthy and Grainne Costello. Mairead & Rhian made the Kerry County team to secure bronze with Grainne as sub. 
Tiernan Lynch did very well in the U11 boys race been part of the Kerry county team to win Gold. Cormac Costello represented our club in the U13 1500m distance and ran well. 
Natasha Myers competed in the U15 Girls 2500m race. It was great to see Natasha competing at this level again. 
Conall O'Mahony had a great race in U15 Boys. Running with great form and technique, always in control. Conall finished in 4th place to get individual medal and was also part of the Kerry County team who won Gold.
In the Munster Intermediate Women's 5000m race we had six competing. Mary Daly battled hard throughout the race and at one stage was fighting for third position. Unfortunately Mary was unable to hold the fast pace and eventually did exceptionally well to finish in fifth place overall. Mary led the club team to secure silver team and was first finisher for Kerry to secure bronze for county. Caitriona Barry did equally well to be placed 10th with Marie McKenna was behind in 11th. Mary O'Shea was 19th, Grainne Tierney 21st and Pauline Joseph in 26th. Caitriona & Marie were also part of the Kerry team. Fantastic achievement

In the Intermediate Men's 8000m race we had a club team. As in most Men's races the pace from the start was very fast with everyone pushing to find a strong position. George McCarthy had a good start and fought well throughout the race to finish first for the club in 10th place. Not far behind was Arthur Fitzgerald in 17th place, Dermot Dineen in 19th and Brendan Lynch in 33rd place. The club secured team bronze and George was part of the Kerry County team who won gold.
It is a rare occasion to see our club pick up club team medals in both the Men and Women's races. A credit to their dedication in training and to our coach Maria McCarthy. We would also like to give praise to our Club Secretary, Mary Kennedy, who works tirelessly in the background arranging all our entries to the competitions. Full results can be found in Munster Athletics Website.

Juvenile Celebration Night:

To celebrate our Juvenile Success throughout the year we have organised a Juvenile Celebration Night. This is on Thursday 7th December in Farranfore Hall (Upstaris) starting at 6:30pm. All juveniles and parents and invited to attend this casual affair.

BAG Packing Fundraiser:
We are having a bag packing weekend in Dunnes Stores Killarney on Friday 8th December from 6pm-8pm and Saturday 9th December from 10am-6pm. Please drop in support and spread the word. Thank You


Club Training:.
Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Classes every Tuesday starting @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class

Juvenile Training has ended for the season. We will return early in the new year to begin our training for the Indoors. Celebration Night on Thursday Dec. 7th

Secondary School/Junior / Senior training on every Thursday at 6:30pm in GAA grounds Farranfore. This is endurance training for cross country preparation. €2 club member, €4 non club member.


Athletic's Fixtures
Sunday 10th December: An Riocht AC, Run Rudolf Run 5K in Castleisland
Sunday 17th December: National Uneven ages, Novice WIT, Waterford
Tuesday 26th December: Our Club St. Stephen's Day 5K Road Race / Fun Run @ 12noon in Farranfore

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.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

St. STEPHENS 5K - Tuesday Dec 26th 2017


Farranfore Maine Valley A.C.
5KM Road Race / Fun Run

Tuesday 26th December 2017 @ 12 noon

One of the oldest road races in Ireland takes place every St. Stephen's day. It has been run since 1961 along the same route.
Now in its 56th year, is run from Farranfore to Firies and back to the finish in Farranfore.

In 2013 the distance was changed from the traditional 4.16miles (6.7KM) to 3.1miles (5KM). This was to make the route safer for all runners and spectators by closing the road to traffic. It proved to be a great success so we have decided to keep with this for all future races.

We will keep the traditional route of starting at the Kerry Mill in Farranfore, running close to the cross-roads in Firies and returning via the same route. So it will be in keeping with the traditional OUT AND BACK course. You can enjoy the day without having to worry about any traffic concerns.

Race Results 2013                           

Registration 
On the day will take place in the Sports Hall, Farranfore from 10:45am.
GPS: 52.172649,-9.546777
Their is ample parking with changing facilities.
AAI Permit Granted
Image may contain: 14 people, people smiling, people standing, tree, sky, shorts and outdoor

Entry Fee.... 

Adults €10, U16 €5

Prizes.... 
First Six Men & Women (regardless of age category)
First Two Master Men: Over: 40, 45, 50, 55,60, 65,..
First Two Master Women: Over: 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65,..
First Junior Man & Woman (Under 20)
First Two Secondary Students (Boys & Girls Under 17)
First Local Club Novice Male & Female

Fr. Gearoid O'Donnachadha perpetual Cup for 1st Lady
Fr. Dan Browne perpetual Cup for 1st Male

Bonus Prize if course record broken
     Mark Hanrahan - Leevale AC 14:38 (2015)
     Laura Crowe - An Riocht AC 16:26 (2015)

Spot Prizes
Post race banter over tea and sandwiches with prize presentations at the Sports Hall



Entrance to Sports Hall off the N22
The Course.... 5KM DISTANCE
It starts just at the entrance to the Kerry Group Mill on the Farranfore to Firies road. This is just 400 meters from the registration point and parking area at the Community Hall. The first 400 meters is up hill, once at the top it is down hill and then levels off for at least 1.6KM. Up hill as you approach Firies Village, you will then turn on the road where it will be clearly marked. From here on you are returning on the same road you started from.
The road will be closed off to all traffic for the duration of the race.
Their will be plenty of stewards along the route with water stations also available.

Start / Finish  (Kerry Group Mill)

400m Climb out of Farranfore


Return Loop from Firies
Sponsors: All Sponsors
DUNNES STORES, Killarney

Kevin Barry General Grocer,
Rock St., Tralee


The Brehon & Angsana Spa, Killarney 



Moriarty's Centra Foodstore,
Farranfore