Sunday, October 15, 2017

Club Weekly Notes October 2017


On Sunday 15th October the Juvenile Even Age Relays,Senior & Junior Cross Country Championships were held in Killorglin, hosted by Star Of The Laune AC. Weather conditions were ideal in what was a testing course with undulating hills, soft sections and the odd down hill.

In the Juveniles first up was the U10 4x250m Relays. The team was made up of Rhian McCarthy, Jessie Lynch, Grainne Costello & Rachel Boyle. They all ran exceptionally well to win gold with a very comfortable lead. 
The U10 Boys made up of Kevin O'Shea, Tyrnan Lynch, Isaac & Ryan Vickers had a good run to come in 2nd place taking silver.
U12 4x250m Girls race we had Doireann O'Shea, Niamh O'Shea, Meabh Dineen and Sadhbh Teahan. Most of these girls were out of age but ran an impressive race to finish outside the medals. 
U14 4x500m Girls we had Shauna & Eabha McCarthy, Elaine McMahon & Ellen Kelliher. They were up against some very tough competition and finished outside the medals. 
The U14 Boys did well to finish in 2nd place. The team was Cian Spillane, Malachy & Diarmuid Kirwan & Cormac Costello. 
Our U16 3x500m Boys did very well to finish in a comfortable 1st place. Their was some very impressive running by Conall O Mahony, Michael Brosnan & Thomas Clifford. Great to see so many teams out representing our club on the day.


The Senior Women's 5000m race was 3 laps of the course. We had eight ladies competing. Maria McCarthy running strong from the start took second place position behind Shona Heaslip of An Riocht AC. Just behind Maria was Niamh De Hora in fourth place, Mary Daly 5th, Catriona Barry 6th and Marie McKenna 7th. Mary O'Shea 13th, Grainne Tierney 14th, Julie Dean 19th. Our club picked up two team medals Team a Gold and Team B bronze. An outstanding performance by everyone.
There was a big turnout for the Men's 10Km, 6 lap race. We had six competing. George McCarthy was first to finish in 5th place overall. Next was Dermot Dineen in 8th, Artur Fitzgerald 10th, Brendan Lynch 15th, Garvin Cronin 17th & Denis Riordan 18th. With some very gutsy running the six men took silver team.
This was a very successful county cross country championships for the club. We are not one of the largest clubs in the county, but we had a great turnout in both Juvenile and adult level. It was great to see so many teams in all age categories competing and doing so well. This would not have been possible only for the hard work of our chairman, Jerome Crowley, who works tirelessly all season in bringing everything together. A special thanks also to our head coach, Maria McCarthy and her assistants, Sean O'Shea and Eileen Myers.

We will now be focusing on the Munster events. The Munster Juvenile 'B' and Intermediate XC will be held in Beaufort on Sunday 3rd December. This will be our main focus over the next month and it is a great event for newcomers to get experience in competing at Munster level.


Club Training:
Juvenile Training is on every Tuesday 6pm and Thursdays 6:30pm in Farranfore GAA grounds. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2007) and upwards. This will be in preparation for the Cross Country Championships €2 per session.

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

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 22nd October: Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 Cross Country Championships, in Clarecastle, Co.Clare @ 11:30am .
Sunday 22nd October: : Autumn Open Cross Country Festival, Sport Ireland, National Sports Campus.
Sunday 29th Oct.: AAI National Marathon Championships, Dublin
Sunday 12th November : Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross Country Championships, in Tipperary (venue tbc).
Saturday 18th Nov.: British & Irish Masters Cross Country Championships, Derry
Sunday 19th November: Munster Masters & Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Championships, Sunday 19th November in Cork (venue tbc).
Sunday 26th Nov.: AAI Senior, Junior & Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships, Abbottstown
Sunday 3rd December: Munster Juvenile "B", Junior & Intermediate Cross Country Championships, in Kerry (venue tbc).

See Kerry & Munster Athletics website for full fixture lists & timetable for events

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Club Weekly Notes October 2017

On Sunday 8th October the Juvenile Uneven Age, Intermediate and Masters Cross Country  Championships were held in Currow, hosted by An Riocht AC. Weather conditions were ideal and the one kilometer loop was solid underfoot with very little climbing.


In the Juveniles first up was the U9 Girls 750m Jessie Lynch got individual gold, Rachel Boyle finished in the top six with individual medal & Leah McCarthy running in her very first race ran very well and finished strong. They won team silver.
The U9 Boys equally did very well with Isaac Vickers finishing in 2nd place. Next to finish was Kevin O'Shea, Jack Teahan, Ryan Vickers & Evan Spillane. With their combined positions they got team silver. 
In the U11 Girls 1500m Mairead Walsh was 4th & Grainne Costello finished in 6th. 
In the boys U11 we had Tiarnan Lynch and Senan Kennedy, who had a great run.
In the U13 Girls 2500m, Eabhan McCarthy had a great run to finish in 2nd place overall, Doireann O'Shea just finished outside the individual medals. Just behind Doireann was Ellen Kelliher. They won team silver. 
Cormac Costello was our only runner in the U13 Boys race. 
U15 3500m, Shauna McCarthy continued he dominance in cross country running when she added the U15 title to her win in the U14's last weekend. Natasha Myers and Elaine McMahon also competed and did very well. They earned themselves team gold. 
We had four Boys competing in the U15's. Cian Spillane, running under age, was part of the lead group from the start, close behind was Conal O'Mahony. Cian took the lead with two other athletes close behind. With 400m to go the pace increased considerably as each runner attacked to try take the lead. Cian held them all off to cross the finish line in first place. A great finish by all competitors. Conal also got individual medal. With Michael Brosnan and Thomas Clifford they got team gold.
In the Intermediate & Masters 4Km race we had nine ladies competing over a range of age categories. Maria McCarthy got off to a great start and took the lead very early on in the race. Maria, no stranger to cross country held the lead and continued to open the gap over the four laps. Maria won comfortably taking gold in her age category. Second home for our club was Mary Daly taking gold in her age category. Mary added the Intermediate title to her Novice win last week. A great achievement. Just behind Mary was Caitriona Barry, first in her age category. Marie McKenna finished well up with second place in Intermediate and O40. With some great running from Mary O'Shea (3rd O40), Bernie O'Mahony (3rd O40), Grainne Tierney, Mags Moriarty(2nd O60) & Pauline Joseph.
The ladies won Team Gold & Bronze in Intermediate, Team Gold & Silver in Masters O35. It was great to see such a big turnout from our Masters ladies.
In the Master & Intermediate Mens 7Km race we had six athletes competing. Arthur Fitzgerald returned to cross country racing after a four year absence. Artur settled in very quickly and was close to to lead group from the start. Arthur was first home from our club to finish fourth in the Intermediates. Next was George McCarthy, 2nd in O45. Following closely behind was Dermot Dineen, Brendan Lynch, Garvin Cronin and Denis Riordan. With all efforts combined the men won silver in Intermediate and silver in Masters O35. 

Well done to everyone who competed and contributed to the success of the club. Special thanks to Shauna McCarthy who baked the wonderful chocolate brownies & to her sisters Eabha, Rhian & Leah who made the chocolate rice buns. They went down a treat after some hard running.

Next up on Sunday 15th October: Juvenile Even Age Relays and Senior Championships. Venue is Killorglin, just before entrance to Killorglin town from Tralee/Milltown side. Hosted by Star Of The Laune AC. First race, women's Senior at 11am sharp. Juvenile relays start straight afterwards with U10 4x250m, U12 4x250m, U14 4x500m & U16 3x500m. The Men's Senior will be the final race of the day. Please be at the venue for 10:30am.


Club Training:
Juvenile Training is on every Tuesday 6pm and Thursdays 6:30pm in Farranfore GAA grounds. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2007) and upwards. This will be in preparation for the Cross Country Championships €2 per session.

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

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 15th October: County Juvenile Cross Country Relays, Senior and Junior Cross Country Championships. Killorglin @11am
Sunday 22nd October: Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 Cross Country Championships, in Clarecastle, Co.Clare @ 11:30am .
Sunday 22nd October: : Autumn Open Cross Country Festival, Sport Ireland, National Sports Campus.
Sunday 29th Oct.: AAI National Marathon Championships, Dublin
Sunday 12th November : Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross Country Championships, in Tipperary (venue tbc).
Saturday 18th Nov.: British & Irish Masters Cross Country Championships, Derry
Sunday 19th November: Munster Masters & Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Championships, Sunday 19th November in Cork (venue tbc).
Sunday 26th Nov.: AAI Senior, Junior & Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships, Abbottstown
Sunday 3rd December: Munster Juvenile "B", Junior & Intermediate Cross Country Championships, in Kerry (venue tbc).

See Kerry & Munster Athletics website for full fixture lists & timetable for events.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Club Weekly Notes October 2017

Sunday 1st October saw the first race of the Cross Country Championships with the County Novice, U23 & Juvenile Even Ages. 

Thankfully the rain stayed away during the competitions.We would like to congratulate each and everyone of you for a great performance. 
U10 Girls 1000m our three athletes picked up individual medals. Well done to Jessie Lynch was 3rd, Grainne Costello was 4th & Rhian McCarthy 5th. In the 
U10 Boys Tiarnan Lynch was 4th, Isaac Vickers 8th, Evan Donna 17th and Kevin O'Shea 22nd. With there combined positions they got team silver. 
In the U12 Girls 2000m, Eabha McCarthy was 4th & Doireann O'Shea 6th, both winning individual medals. With some great running from team mates Mairead Walsh 14th and Sadhbh Teahan, Niamh O'Shea & Laura Bradley they got team silver. 
Diarmuid Kirwan was our only U12 boy competing. He ran a very good race finishing in 13th place.
Shauna McCarthy continued her domination in her age category when she comfortably won the U14 3000m race. Team mate Ellen Kelliher who was running out of age did very well finishing in 12th place. 
Likewise in the U14 boys race Cian Spillane took podium spot with a very solid run and Malachy Kirwan continues to improve when taking 6th place and individual medal. 
Natasha Myers competed in the U16 3500 race coming in 5th place.
In the Women's Novice 3000m race we had 6 ladies competing. One of the largest entries in some time. Mary Daly, who is new to the club and competing in Cross Country for the first time took a commanding lead after the first lap. Just behind her was team mate Marie McKenna. Mary kept her lead right through the race to win the Novice Title in comfortable fashion. Marie McKenna was second. Grainne Tierney was 5th giving them team Gold. Mary O'Shea was 6th, Bernie O'Mahony 9th and Julie Deane 10th who got Bronze team. Well done to you all. 

In the Novice Men's 6000m we had four competing. With a slow first lap, the pace soon picked up as the lead pack pushed away. Dermot Dineen did well to keep close to the lead group for most of the race and finally finishing in a very good 5th place. Next over the line for our club was Brendan Lynch in 9th place, closely followed by Garvin Cronin in 10th and competing for the very first time was Denis Riordan in 15th place. With there combined places they took team Bronze. Well done to all our competitors and coaches.
Full Results will be poated shortly on Kerry athletics website: kerryathletics
Pictures on our Facebook Page.

Next up on Sunday 8th October: Juvenile Uneven Age, Intermediate and Masters Championships. Venue is Currow. Hosted by An Riocht AC. First race, women's Intermediate and Masters is at 11am sharp. Juvenile races start straight afterwards with U9's. The men's Intermediate & Masters will be the final race of the day. Please be at the venue for 10:30am

Club Gear:
We have a great response to our new range of club gear on offer. You can get fitted with a sample range on Tuesday & Thursday Training. If you cannot make these dates please contact us.

Athletics Ireland are hosting some coach education courses in the Limerick/ Kerry region this September and October. Athletics Leader, Assistant Coach and Level 1 coaching courses are all upcoming fixtures in the Southwest region. The list of courses are available on Athletics Ireland website. On Saturday October 7th – Assistant Coach Course- An Riocht, Castleisland, Co.Kerry. Pre-registration required.

Club Training:
Juvenile Training is on every Tuesday 6pm and Thursdays 6:30pm in Farranfore GAA grounds. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2007) and upwards. This will be in preparation for the Cross Country Championships €2 per session.

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

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 8th October: County Juvenile Uneven Age, Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championships, Currow @11am.
Sunday 15th October: County Juvenile Cross Country Relays, Senior and Junior Cross Country Championships. Killorglin @11am
Sunday 22nd October: Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 Cross Country Championships, in Clarecastle, Co.Clare @ 11:30am .
Sunday 22nd October: : Autumn Open Cross Country Festival, Sport Ireland, National Sports Campus.
Sunday 29th Oct.: AAI National Marathon Championships, Dublin
Sunday 12th November : Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross Country Championships, in Tipperary (venue tbc).
Saturday 18th Nov.: British & Irish Masters Cross Country Championships, Derry
Sunday 19th November: Munster Masters & Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Championships, Sunday 19th November in Cork (venue tbc).
Sunday 26th Nov.: AAI Senior, Junior & Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships, Abbottstown
Sunday 3rd December: Munster Juvenile "B", Junior & Intermediate Cross Country Championships, in Kerry (venue tbc).

See Kerry & Munster Athletics website for full fixture lists & timetable for events.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Club Weekly Notes Sept 2017

The 4th annual Killarney 10mile road race took place on Saturday 23rd of September. The race was a major success with a great atmosphere throughout. Well done to club member Dermot Dineen who completed the 10 mile challenging course in a time of 63 mins, finishing in fourth place overall. See Munster Running Blog for full results: HERE

CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURES
Sunday 1st October: Juvenile Even Age, Novice and U23 Championships. Venue is Killarney Demesne opposite the cathedral. Hosted by Gneeveguilla AC. First race, women's Novice, U23 & U18's is at 11am sharp. Juvenile races start straight afterwards with U10's. The men's Novice, U23 & U18 will be the final race of the day. Please be at the venue for 10:30am so as to collect numbers and singlets.
Please familiarize yourself with the Munster Juvenile XC Rules Booklet 2017/18: HERE

Athletics Ireland are hosting some coach education courses in the Limerick/ Kerry region this September and October. Athletics Leader, Assistant Coach and Level 1 coaching courses are all upcoming fixtures in the Southwest region. The list of courses are available on Athletics Ireland website. On Saturday October 7th – Assistant Coach Course- An Riocht, Castleisland, Co.Kerry. Pre-registration required.

Club Training:
Juvenile Training is on every Tuesday 6pm and Thursdays 6:30pm in Farranfore GAA grounds. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2007) and upwards. This will be in preparation for the Cross Country Championships  €2 per session.

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

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 1st October: County Juvenile Even Age, Novice and U23 Cross Country Championships, Killarney Demesne @11am.
Sunday 8th October: County Juvenile Uneven Age, Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championships, Currow @11am.
Sunday 15th October: County Juvenile Cross Country Relays, Senior and Junior Cross Country Championships. Killorglin @11am
Sunday 22nd October: Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 Cross Country Championships, in Clarecastle, Co.Clare @ 11:30am .
Sunday 22nd October: : Autumn Open Cross Country Festival, Sport Ireland, National Sports Campus.
Sunday 29th Oct.: AAI National Marathon Championships, Dublin
Sunday 12th November : Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross Country Championships, in Tipperary (venue tbc).
Saturday 18th Nov.: British & Irish Masters Cross Country Championships, Derry
Sunday 19th November: Munster Masters & Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Championships, Sunday 19th November in Cork (venue tbc).
Sunday 26th Nov.: AAI Senior, Junior & Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships, Abbottstown
Sunday 3rd December: Munster Juvenile "B", Junior & Intermediate Cross Country Championships,  in Kerry (venue tbc).


See Kerry & Munster Athletics website for full fixture lists & timetable for events.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Club Weekly Notes Sept 2017

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

CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURES
This year the county fixtures will be held on consecutive weekends to avoid clashing with Munster and National events. Sunday 1st October: Juvenile Even Age, Novice and U23 Championships. Killarney Demesne opposite the cathedral. Hosted by Gneeveguilla AC. Sunday 8th October: Juvenile Uneven Age, Intermediate and Masters Championships. Currow venue hosted by An Ríocht. Sunday 15th October: Juvenile Cross Country Relays, Senior and Junior Championships. Killorglin hosted by Star of the Laune AC. All events start at 11am and an entry fee will be charged at the gate. Athletes must be a registered member of a Kerry club in order to enter any of these events. Please note that U9 athletes must be born in 2009 and entry will not to permitted for athletes born after this date. Further information posted on our website: https://ffmvac.blogspot.ie/p/xc-fixtures.html


Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise session will commence on Tuesday September 26th @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per session. See our website for full details: Marias-strength-endurance-flexibility

Kerry Athletics Development Squad training sessions return to An Riocht track in Castleisland on Sunday 8th October from 11am to 1pm. Last year saw 64 athletes attend this training, with many of them achieving medals at Munster and National level. Leading coaches from all over Kerry come to advise and develop the athletes and help with technique and preparation for competition. Events range from sprinting, middle distance, high jump, long and triple jumps along with the very popular throwing events. These sessions are open to all club athletes who will be U13 in 2018 and older. There will 30+ sessions in total running from October right through to the end of the outdoor season in July 2018. The cost for the year is €50 per athlete. 

Club Training:
Juvenile Training is on every Tuesday 6pm and Thursdays 6:30pm in Farranfore GAA grounds. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2007) and upwards. This will be in preparation for the Cross Country Championships  €2 per session.

Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise session will commence on Tuesday September 26th @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore. €5 per class

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 1st October: County Juvenile Even Age, Novice and U23 Cross Country Championships, Killarney Demesne.
Sunday 8th October: County Juvenile Uneven Age, Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championships, Currow.
Sunday 15th October: County Juvenile Cross Country Relays, Senior and Junior Cross Country Championships. Killorglin
Sunday 22nd October: Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 Cross Country Championships, in Clare .
Sunday 22nd October: : Autumn Open Cross Country Festival, Sport Ireland, National Sports Campus.
Sunday 29th Oct.: AAI National Marathon Championships, Dublin
Sunday 12th November : Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross Country Championships, in Tipperary (venue tbc).
Saturday 18th Nov.: British & Irish Masters Cross Country Championships, Derry
Sunday 19th November: Munster Masters & Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Championships, Sunday 19th November in Cork (venue tbc).
Sunday 26th Nov.: AAI Senior, Junior & Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships, Abbottstown
Sunday 3rd December: Munster Juvenile "B", Junior & Intermediate Cross Country Championships,  in Kerry (venue tbc).


See Kerry & Munster Athletics website for full fixture lists & timetable for events.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Cross Country Championships 2017


Category
County
Munster
Munster B
National
National B
U9 - Born 2009
750m
750m
750m
-
-
U10 - Born 2008
1000m
1000m
-
-
-
U11- Born 2007
1500m
1500m
1000m
1,500m
1,000m
U12 - Born 2006
2000m
2000m
-
2,000m
-
U13 - Born 2005
2500m
2500m
1500m
2,500m
1,500m
U14 - Born 2004
3000m
3000m
-
3,000m
-
U15 - Born 2003
3,500m
3,500m
2,500m
3,500m
2,500m
U16 - Born 2002
4,000m
4,000m
-
4,000m
-
U17 - Born 2001
(G) 4,000m
(B) 5,000m
(G) 4,000m
(B) 5,000m
3,000m
(G) 4,000m
(B) 5,000m
3,000m
U18 - Born 2000
(G) 4,000m
(B) 6,000m
(G) 4,000m
(B) 6,000m
-
(G) 4,000m
(B) 6,000m
-
U19 - Born 1999
(G) 4,000m
(B) 6,000m
(G) 4,000m
(B) 6,000m
(G) 3,000m
(B) 4,000m
(G) 4,000m
(B) 6,000m
-
Novice Men *
6,000m
6,000m
-
6,000m
-
Novice Women *
4,000m
4,000m
-
4,000m
-
Int. Men **
7,000m
8,000m
-
8,000m
-
Int. Women **
5,000m
5,000m
-
5,000m
-
Junior Men
6,000m
6,000m
-
6,000m
-
Junior Women
4,000m
4,000m
-
4,000m
-
Senior Men ***
10,000m
10,000m
-
10,000m
-
Senior Women ***
5,000m
8,000m
-
8,000m
-
Master Men
7,000m
7,000m
-
7,000m
-
Master Men O65
4,000m
4,000m
-
4,000m
-
Master Women
4,000m
4,000m
-
4,000m
-

* Novice athletes must be 19 years of age or over on 31st Dec. in the year of competition
** Intermediate athletes must be 20 years of age or over on 31st December in the year of Competition.
*** Senior athletes must be 18 years of age or over on 31st December in the year of Competition.
Age categories calculated from 31st December in the year of competition.
No athlete may obtain a birthday in the year of competition and compete in that age.

Fixtures from Sept.2017 
Please verify Munster & National fixture dates for relevant websites as these may change.
  • Sunday 1st October: County Juvenile Even Age, Novice and U23 Cross Country Championships, Killarney Demesne.
  • Sunday 8th October: County Juvenile Uneven Age, Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championships, Currow.
  • Sunday 15th October: County Juvenile Cross Country Relays, Senior and Junior Cross Country Championships. Killorglin
  • Sunday 22nd October: Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 Cross Country Championships, in Clare .
  • Sunday 22nd October: : Autumn Open Cross Country Festival, Sport Ireland, National Sports Campus.
  • Sunday 12th November : Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross Country Championships, in Tipperary (venue tbc).
  • Saturday 18th Nov.: British & Irish Masters Cross Country Championships, Derry
  • Sunday 19th November: Munster Masters & Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Championships, Sunday 19th November in Cork (venue tbc).
  • Sunday 26th Nov.: AAI Senior, Junior & Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships, Abbottstown
  • Sunday 3rd December: Munster Juvenile "B", Junior & Intermediate Cross Country Championships, in Kerry (venue tbc).

Maria's Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Classes

Our Indoor Cardiorespiratory, Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise session will commence on Tuesday September 26th  @ 7pm at the Sports Hall in Farranfore.


The class, lasting for one hour, will consist of a program developed by  Maria McCarthy, who has a National level 4 qualification in exercise health studies & personal training and is a Level 2 National Athletics Ireland coach.

This is held indoors and is an effective method of exercising that can be enjoyed by a variety of people. The programme is designed to improve all the components of fitness that constitute physical fitness of an individual. The most essential components for maintaining fitness for life and sport include:
- Cardiorespiratory Fitness
- Muscular Strength
- Muscular Endurance
- Flexibility
Being physically fit also contributes to our overall health and total fitness. Total fitness includes social, mental, emotional, nutritional and medical fitness. It protects you against cardiovascular disease, increases your bone density, lowers cholesterol, reduces blood pressure and improves sleep quality. As a general rule, engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardiorespiratory activity each week.

Time: Tuesday nights @ 7pm.
Venue: Sports Hall Farranfore.
Session fee: Pay as You Go €5 

The Community Hall and pitch is located in Farranfore village. Just past the Garda station, there is a road to the right (sign posted Firies GAA). The hall is located about 100m at the end of this road. GPS: 52.172649,-9.546777

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Winter Season Club Training Dates


Juvenile Training commencing on Tuesday 5th Sept from 6pm and Thursday 7th Sept. from 6:30pm in Farranfore GAA grounds.
Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2009) and upwards. This will be in preparation for the Cross Country Championships €2 per session.


From Thursday 7th Sept. our Secondary School / Junior / Senior training starts up at 6:30pm in GAA Grounds Farranfore. This is endurance training for cross country preparation. €2 club member, €4 non club member.

Club Weekly Notes Sept 2017

The Rose Of Tralee 10K Road Race took place on Sunday 27th August. Organised by Tralee Harriers AC there was a great turnout for this annual event. Aidan McCarthy was the fist to finish from our club, finishing in the top 20. Ger Ladden was next home in 24th place overall and second in his age category. Marie McKenna was seventh lady and winning her category. Bernie O'Mahony, Julie Deane also competed.

Leanne Cronin and Elaina Norris competed in the Last Chance Track & Field meet organised by An Riocht AC in Castleisland on Saturday 2nd Sept. They both competed in the shot putt with both throwing over 7m.

With the Cross Country Season less than five weeks away, training for club Juveniles & Senior/Masters athletes has started up. Every Tuesday @ 6pm & Thursdays @ 6:30pm for Juveniles and Seniors/Masters on Thursday with warm up starting at 6:30pm. All training sessions at Farranfore GAA grounds. Please come prepared for all weather conditions as training will be outdoors regardless of the weather.

Please continue to support our club in the Tesco Deerpark Killarney as part of the Tesco Community Fund. For another six weeks if members, friends and family could support the club by dropping the blue token into the slot for our club it will help in getting much needed funds raised. Spread the word.

Club Training:
Juvenile Training is on every Tuesday 6pm and Thursdays 6:30pm in Farranfore GAA grounds. Open to all registered juveniles aged 8yrs (Born 2009) and upwards. This will be in preparation for the Cross Country Championships  €2 per session.

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.

Coaching & Development:
Coaches Workshop on annual reviews and performance plans - See all the details here.
Coaching Courses in the South West for Sept & October - See details here.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sunday 22nd October: Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice & U/23 Cross Country Championships, in Clare .
Sunday 22nd October: : Autumn Open Cross Country Festival, Sport Ireland, National Sports Campus.
Sunday 29th Oct.: AAI National Marathon Championships, Dublin
Sunday 12th November : Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross Country Championships, in Tipperary (venue tbc).
Saturday 18th Nov.: British & Irish Masters Cross Country Championships, Derry
Sunday 19th November: Munster Masters & Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Championships, Sunday 19th November in Cork (venue tbc).
Sunday 26th Nov.: AAI Senior, Junior & Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships, Abbottstown
Sunday 3rd December: Munster Juvenile "B", Junior & Intermediate Cross Country Championships,  in Kerry (venue tbc).


See Kerry & Munster Athletics website for full fixture lists & timetable for events.