Sunday, February 19, 2017

Club Weekly Notes Feb 2017

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

The Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Championships was held at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena in Abbottstown last weekend. There was some exciting showdowns in the new national indoor arena. Emma Prendiville competed in the Senior 3K Race Walk. With nine competitors it was going to be a thrilling race. Emma did exceptionally well, showing great form from the start. Emma battled hard to finish in second place in a time of 14:06.24. Emma was just 3 seconds behind the winner Kate Veale (West Waterford AC).

The third race of this year's annual 5K Series organised by Gneeveguilla AC was held in Killarney National Park on Saturday 18th Feb. There was a good representation from our club members. George McCarthy was first to to finish from our club, with Maria McCarthy not far behind and was the first lady to cross the line. Jerome Foley, Marie McKenna, Bernie O'Mahony, Christine Spillane and Pauline Joseph all ran well. In the juvenile category we had the two McCarthy sisters, Shauna & Rhian with Cian Spillane also competing and finishing well up the field.The final race in the series will be held next Saturday starting at 11am. Refreshments and prizes at the old monastery post race.

Club Training:
Cardiorespiratory, Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Class every Tuesday @ 7pm indoors at Farranfore Sports Hall,  Coached by Maria McCarthy, this programme is designed to improve all the components of fitness that constitute physical fitness of an individual. €5 per class

Juvenile Indoor Training: Thursday's  at 5pm in the Sports Hall, Farranfore. €2 per session.  New members welcome.

Secondary School /Junior / Senior training every Thursday starts back again at 6:40pm in GAA grounds Farranfore from Jan12th. This is endurance training for all levels with emphasis on running form and technique. €2 club member, €4 non club member.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sat 25th Feb: Gneeveguilla AC 5K road race series Race 4of4, Killarney @ 11am
Sat 25th & Sun 26th Feb.: Munster U/13 to U/19 Indoor C'ships, Nenagh 
Sat. 4th March - County Awards Night, Dromhall Hotel Killarney
Sun. 5th March - Irish Life Health Masters Indoor C'ships, AIT Athlone
Sat. 11th March - Juvenile B Indoor Sports Hall Games, Milltown Community Hall
Sun 26th March - County Road Race Championships, Beaufort
Sun 2nd April: Munster Road Race Championships, Currow

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

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Club Weekly Notes Feb 2017

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

The IUAA Indoor Championships were held on Friday 10th Feb. Emma Prendiville competing in the 1500m Race Walk had to fight off some very stiff competition to win gold in a time of 6:31.70, just one tenth of a second to spare. Rossa Foley competed in the 16Kg Weight for Distance finishing in fifth place with a throw of 7.22m.

The National Masters and Juvenile "B" Cross Country Championships were held in WIT Waterford on Sunday 12th Feb. In what was a very cold day due to the strong northerly winds. Shauna McCarthy competing in the U13 1500m race ran a very gutsy race. At the 1000m mark, following the challenging hill climb she was lying in 15th place. Shauna upped the pace coming down from the hill and fought very hard continuously overtaking until she crossed the line in 4th place overall. A great performance from a talented and hard working athlete. 
In the Women's Masters 4000m race we had six athletes competing. Maria McCarthy, from the start was in the top ten group. As the race progressed Maria fought hard finishing in fifth place overall and third in her age category. Maria was followed by Caitriona Barry, Marie McKenna, Mary O'Shea, Bernie O'Mahony & Pauline Joseph. All six athletes ran extremely well with the club finishing in 14th place overall. The club is really proud of you all.

The Munster Star Awards Banquet took place on Saturday 11th February in the Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Congratulations to our club chairman, Jerome Crowley, who was awarded the Hall Of Fame Patsy O’Connor Officer Award. Jerome Crowley commenced his athletics career in the mid 1950’s when he competed very successfully as a juvenile. He was unbeatable in the 100-yard sprint U/12 and U/14. He attended Tralee C.B.S. and in 1962, with colleagues Ted Fitzgerald, Henry Kenney and Brian O’Neill won the Munster Schools 4 x 100-yard relay. They went on to win bronze medals at the All-Ireland Schools. s. Jerome was part of the Club team who won the coveted Quill Cup for the first time in 1962. He was and still is very dedicated to his sport and proof of this was his attendance at what was then the Annual Summer School of Athletics. This was the first real attempt at athletics coaching. Like his late father, John, he has given sterling service to Farranfore Maine Valley Athletics Club and to Kerry County Athletics Board.
Munster Star Award Winners 2016 - See Full List of Winners here. See Awards Booklet here

The second race of this year's annual 5K Series organised by Gneeveguilla AC was held in Killarney National Park on Saturday 11th Feb. The new route proved a big success where most runners improved their times from the first race last week. From our club, George McCarthy was first to cross the line with Jerome Foley breaking the 20min mark. Christine Spillane also ran very well and continues to improve.  Race 3 of 4 race series will be held next Saturday starting at 11am.

Munster Athletics have appointed the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run as the official venue for the Munster Marathon & Half Marathon Championships. The Championships take place on Sunday 30th April 2017 in Limerick. Online entry is now open. See the dedicated page here which contains all information required to enter, rules, course maps, photos & other information.

Club Training:
Cardiorespiratory, Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Class every Tuesday @ 7pm indoors at Farranfore Sports Hall,  Coached by Maria McCarthy, this programme is designed to improve all the components of fitness that constitute physical fitness of an individual. €5 per class

Juvenile Indoor Training: Note NEW TIME Thursday's  at 5pm in the Sports Hall, Farranfore. €2 per session.  New members welcome.

Secondary School /Junior / Senior training every Thursday starts back again at 6:40pm in GAA grounds Farranfore from Jan12th. This is endurance training for all levels with emphasis on running form and technique. €2 club member, €4 non club member.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sat 18th Feb: Gneeveguilla AC 5K road race series Race 3of4, Killarney @ 11am
Sat 18th & Sun 19th Feb: AAI Senior Indoor C'ships, National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown
Sat 25th Feb: Gneeveguilla AC 5K road race series Race 4of4, Killarney @ 11am
Sat 25th & Sun 26th Feb.: Munster U/13 to U/19 Indoor C'ships, Nenagh 
Sat. 4th March - County Awards Night, Dromhall Hotel Killarney
Sat. 11th March - Juvenile B Indoor Sports Hall Games, Milltown Community Hall
Sun 26th March - County Road Race Championships, Beaufort
Sun 2nd April: Munster Road Race Championships, Currow

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

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Club Weekly Notes Feb 2017

Hi,
Below are this week's notes. 

The first race of this year's annual 5K Series organised by Gneeveguilla AC was held in Killarney National Park on Saturday 4th Feb. There was a good representation from our club members. George McCarthy was first to cross the line with Dermot Dineen just behind. Dermot was followed by Maria McCarthy who was third lady.Jerome Foley, Marie McKenna, Bernie O'Mahony, Christine Spillane all ran well. In the juvenile category we had the three McCarthy sisters, Shauna, Eabha & Rhian with Meabh Dineen also competing. Race 2 of 4 race series will be held next Saturday starting at 11am.

Well done to our club members who competed in this years Dungarvan 10mile road race. 

We want to wish our Masters Women's team all the best next weekend when they compete in the National Masters Cross Country Championships in WIT Waterford. Also on the day is the Juvenile "B" Championships where we have some athletes competing also.

Club Training:
Cardiorespiratory, Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Class every Tuesday @ 7pm indoors at Farranfore Sports Hall,  Coached by Maria McCarthy, this programme is designed to improve all the components of fitness that constitute physical fitness of an individual. €5 per class

Juvenile Indoor Training: Note NEW TIME Thursday's  at 5pm in the Sports Hall, Farranfore. €2 per session.  New members welcome.

Secondary School /Junior / Senior training every Thursday starts back again at 6:40pm in GAA grounds Farranfore from Jan12th. This is endurance training for all levels with emphasis on running form and technique. €2 club member, €4 non club member.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sat 11th Feb: Gneeveguilla AC 5K road race series Race 2of4, Killarney @ 11am
Sun 12th Feb.: AAI Masters & Juvenile 'B' Cross Country Championships, WIT Waterford.
Sat 18th Feb: Gneeveguilla AC 5K road race series Race 3of4, Killarney @ 11am
Sat 18th & Sun 19th Feb: AAI Senior Indoor Championships, National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown
Sat 25th & Sun 26th Feb.: Munster U/13 to U/19 Indoor Championships, Nenagh Indoor Stadium

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

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Club Notes Jan 2017

Hi,
Below are this week's notes.
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The Irish Life National Junior & U23 Indoor Championships were held in the AIT Arena Athlone on Sunday 29th January. Rossa Foley, competing in the U23's had a great day's outing in winning two individual national title medals. Rossa came third in the Weight For Distance 35Lb with a throw of 7.25m. In the Triple Jump, Rossa jumped 11.29m to come in second place.


During the week we had the North & South Munster Schools Cross Country Championships. There were 15 Kerry athletes qualifying to the next level. Well done to Killian Kerins who was sixth in the Intermediate Boys 4,000m race. He was competing for Milltown Presentation School.
Club Training:
Cardiorespiratory, Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Class every Tuesday @ 7pm indoors at Farranfore Sports Hall,  Coached by Maria McCarthy, this programme is designed to improve all the components of fitness that constitute physical fitness of an individual. €5 per class

Juvenile Indoor Training Thursday's  at 7pm in the Sports Hall, Farranfore. €2 per session.  Any new members please bring photocopy of birth cert. Registration forms can be downloaded from our website

Secondary School /Junior / Senior training every Thursday starts back again at 6:40pm in GAA grounds Farranfore from Jan12th. This is endurance training for all levels with emphasis on running form and technique. €2 club member, €4 non club member.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sat 4th & Sun 5th Feb: Munster U/9 to U12 Indoor Championships, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
Sat 4th Feb: Gneeveguilla AC 5K road race series Race 1of4, Killarney @ 11am
Sat 11th Feb: Gneeveguilla AC 5K road race series Race 2of4, Killarney @ 11am
Sun 12th Feb.: AAI Masters & Juvenile 'B' Cross Country Championships, WIT Waterford.
Sat 18th Feb: Gneeveguilla AC 5K road race series Race 3of4, Killarney @ 11am
Sat 18th & Sun 19th Feb: AAI Senior Indoor Championships, National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown
Sat 25th & Sun 26th Feb.: Munster U/13 to U/19 Indoor Championships, Nenagh Indoor Stadium

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

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Club Notes Jan 2017

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

FARRANFORE MAINE VALLEY Athletic Club
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Club Membership
Membership for 2017 is now due. In order to be eligible to take part in athletic competitions & avail of our club training it you need to be registered. Full details posted on our club website. Newcomers welcome with information in regards athletics and our club also available on our website. www.ffmvac.blogspot.ie

Club Training:
Cardiorespiratory, Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Class every Tuesday @ 7pm indoors at Farranfore Sports Hall,  Coached by Maria McCarthy, this programme is designed to improve all the components of fitness that constitute physical fitness of an individual. €5 per class

Juvenile Indoor Training starts up on Thursday 26th Jan,  at 7pm in the Sports Hall, Farranfore. €2 per session. We will have registration on the same night. Any new members please bring photocopy of birth cert. Registration forms can be downloaded from our website

Secondary School /Junior / Senior training every Thursday starts back again at 6:40pm in GAA grounds Farranfore from Jan12th. This is endurance training for all levels with emphasis on running form and technique. €2 club member, €4 non club member.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sat 28th Jan: AAI Indoor League - Round 2, AIT Indoor Arena, Athlone
Sun 29th Jan: AAI Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships, AIT Indoor Arena, Athlone
Sat 4th & Sun 5th Feb: Munster U/9 to U12 Indoor Championships, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
Sat 4th Feb: Gneeveguilla AC 5K road race series Race 1of4, Killarney @ 11am
Sat 11th Feb: Gneeveguilla AC 5K road race series Race 2of4, Killarney @ 11am
Sun 12th Feb.: AAI Masters & Juvenile 'B' Cross Country Championships, WIT Waterford

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

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Weekly Notes Jan 2017

Hi,
Below are this week's club notes

The Munster Senior and Masters Indoor Championships were held at the Nenagh Indoor Stadium Jan 15th. Competing in the Senior category, Niamh De Hora was third in the 800m in a time of 2:25.52. Rossa Foley was first in the Triple Jump (11.89m), first in the shot with a throw of 9.73m and second in the Weight for Distance 56 lb with a throw of 4.77m. Jim O'Shea competing in the Masters O70 category, was second in the Long Jump with a distance of 3.81m, third in the 60m sprint with a time of 9.92sec.
Full results on Munster Athletics website. See Results here.

Online Entry is now open for the Munster U/9 to U/12 Indoor Championships & the Munster U/13 to U/19 Indoor Championships. All information can be found on the Munster Athletics website "Forms" page here. 

Club Membership
Membership for 2017 is now due. In order to be eligible to take part in athletic competitions & avail of our club training it you need to be registered. Full details posted on our club website. Newcomers welcome with information in regards athletics and our club also available on our website. www.ffmvac.blogspot.ie

Club Training:
Secondary School /Junior / Senior training every Thursday starts back again at 6:40pm in GAA grounds Farranfore from Jan12th. This is endurance training for all levels with emphasis on running form and technique. €2 club member, €4 non club member.

Cardiorespiratory, Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Exercise Class every Tuesday @ 7pm indoors at Farranfore Sports Hall, Coached by Maria McCarthy, this programme is designed to improve all the components of fitness that constitute physical fitness of an individual
Athletic's Fixtures
Sat 21st Jan: AAI Indoor Combined Events Championships (All Ages), AIT Indoor Arena, Athlone
Sun 22nd Jan: Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Relay Championships & Pole Vault Championships, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
Sun 22nd Jan: AAI Intermediate XC & Juvenile Inter-Club XC Relays, Palace Grounds, Tuam, Co. Galway
Sat 28th Jan: AAI Indoor League - Round 2, AIT Indoor Arena, Athlone
Sun 29th Jan: AAI Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships, AIT Indoor Arena, Athlone
Sat 4th & Sun 5th Feb: Munster U/9 to U12 Indoor Championships, Nenagh Indoor Stadium


See Munster Athletics website for full fixture lists & timetable for events
Pre-registration required. Contact Club Secretary well in advance

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Weekly Notes Jan 2017

Hi,
Below are this week's club notes. 

FARRANFORE MAINE VALLEY Athletic Club
The Munster Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships & Juvenile/Youth Indoor Pentathlon Championships were held at the Nenagh Indoor Stadium last weekend. David Kenny, competing in the Junior Race Walk finished in second place in a time of 26:08. Michael O'Connor won his age category race walk in a time of 17:27. Neesan O'Brien Shea, competing for his first time at munster level, did well to finish in 6th place for the 60m sprint in a time of 8.13sec. Rossa Foley competing in the U23 category was 3rd in the shot with a throw of 9.30m. 3rd in the Weight for Distance 35 lb with a throw of 7m and 2nd in the Long Jump 5.36m.
Full results on Munster Athletics website.
Munster Indoor Race Walk Results
Munster Junior & U23 Indoor T&F Results

The Charles O'Shea Memorial Cup Beaufort 10K & 5K fun run was held on New Year's Day. The road race is organised by Star Of The Laune AC. Well done to our following club athletes who participated. In the 10K: Ger Ladden, Caitriona Barry, Eileen Egan & Michelle Hoare. 5K: Cian Spillane, Christine Spillane & Marie McKenna.
Full Results: Results

Club Membership
Membership for 2017 is now due. In order to be eligible to take part in athletic competitions & avail of our club training it you need to be registered. Full details posted on our club website. Newcomers welcome with information in regards athletics and our club also available on our website. www.ffmvac.blogspot.ie

Club Training:
Secondary School /Junior / Senior training every Thursday starts back again at 6:40pm in GAA grounds Farranfore from Jan12th. This is endurance training for all levels with emphasis on running form and technique. €2 club member, €4 non club member.

Athletic's Fixtures
Sat 14th Jan: AAI Indoor League Round 1, AIT Indoor Arena, Athlone
Sun 15th Jan. Munster Senior & Masters Indoor Championships, Nenagh Indoor Stadium @ 10am.
Sat 21st Jan: AAI Indoor Combined Events Championships (All Ages),  AIT Indoor Arena, Athlone
Sun 22nd Jan: Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Relay Championships & Pole Vault Championships, Nenagh Indoor Stadium
Sun 22nd Jan: AAI Intermediate XC & Juvenile Inter-Club XC Relays, Palace Grounds, Tuam, Co. Galway
Sat 28th Jan: AAI Indoor League - Round 2, AIT Indoor Arena, Athlone
Sun 29th Jan: AAI Junior & U/23 Indoor Championships, AIT Indoor Arena, Athlone
Sat 4th & Sun 5th Feb: Munster U/9 to U12 Indoor Championships, Nenagh Indoor Stadium

See Munster Athletics website for full fixture lists & timetable for events
Pre-registration required. Contact Club Secretary well in advance


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Membership now due for 2017

Membership for 2017 is now due
For Period: January 1st 2017 to December 31st 2017

NOTICE: Athletes whose membership is not up to date are not entitled to train with the club and will not be entered in competitions for 2017
FULL DETAILS: Membership 2017

New Members should fill out the Membership Form 2017 and return to any club officer or coach. Please read our New Members Welcome Pack to give you an insight into our club and the sport of athletics in Ireland.

Existing Members can pay the appropriate fee to any club officer or coach. 
Alternatively payment can be made online HERE

The membership fee includes:
  • Entry to all AAI Championship Events
  • AAI registration
  • AAI insurance
  • AAI Coaching Course fees

The subscription fees for the 2017 season are:
Juvenile / Junior                  € 25 (3rd additional child €20)
Senior & Master                   € 45
Fit4Life Membership           € 25
1 Adult + 2 Children            € 85  (additional child €20)
2 Adults + 2 Children          € 125 (additional child €20)

Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 St. Stephen's Day 5K Results

It was ideal weather conditions for our 55th Annual St. Stephen's Day 5K Road Run. With well over 400 participants taking 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, AIB, Edward O'Mahony Electrical.
2016 Race Results

James Ledingham of Kilkenny City Harriers was first home (15:24) to take the Fr. Dan Browne perpetual Cup.
Carol Finn of Leevale AC was first lady (17:58) 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 6 Male & Female
Posn Time RACE No. NAME SURNAME CLUB GENDER
1 15:24.2 26 James Ledingham KCH M
2 15:27.1 74 Tim O Connor An Riocht AC M
3 16:06.4 59 Sean  O Sullivan An Riocht AC M
4 16:09.6 123 Aogán MacDomhnaill West Limerick AC M
5 16:19.7 54 Patrick O Connor An Riocht AC M
6 16:22.1 3 Tony Harty Killarney Valley AC M
19 17:58.6 139 Carol Finn Leevale AC F
20 18:08.6 241 Sinead Tangney Sportsworld Running C F
24 18:19.6 320 Maria McCarthy Farranfore Maine Valley  F
29 18:32.6 122 Ide MacDomhnaill Donore Harriers AC F
32 18:40.6 785 Deirdre Nagle Unattached F
44 19:00.5 142 Siobhan Daly Gneeveguilla AC F


We had 36 competing from our club. Individual performances below.  Killian Kerins & Marie McKenna were our Club Novice winners. Well done to all.
16 17:46.9 13 Dermot    Dineen M
24 18:19.6 320 Maria McCarthy F
26 18:28.0 73 Killian Kerins M
34 18:48.7 145 Brendan Lynch M
36 18:50.3 436 Aidan McCarthy M
40 18:56.5 118 Gerard Ladden M
49 19:12.3 752 Cian  Spillane M
50 19:14.9 799 Garvin Cronin M
55 19:23.4 114 Caitriona Barry F
64 19:46.0 438 Richard O Brien M
100 21:15.9 103 Conall O Mahony M
109 21:34.1 323 Shauna McCarthy F
113 21:39.5 726 Tomás Clifford M
114 21:39.8 113 Marie McKenna F
115 21:40.3 410 Michael O Connor M
116 21:49.4 733 Ciara Tierney F
118 21:55.9 158 Michelle Hoare F
128 22:21.4 332 Bernie O Mahony F
172 23:47.0 537 James Horgan M
178 24:00.9 154 James Daly M
193 24:25.1 751 Christine  Spillane F
211 25:01.7 520 Grace Crowley F
215 25:08.7 510 Sean O Shea M
220 25:16.0 271 Doireann O Shea F
275 27:17.1 388 Áine O Shea F
288 27:53.4 14 Méabh Dineen F
302 28:27.9 174 Mia O Keefe F
318 29:18.5 466 Katie Brosnan F
320 29:29.1 273 Niamh O Shea F
339 30:48.5 414 Conor O Keeffe M
341 31:29.5 727 Marie O Donoghue F
353 32:51.8 36 Sophie Norris F
357 33:11.0 34 Elaina Norris F
364 33:41.4 467 Olivia O Keefe F
380 36:58.2 695 Matthew Horgan M
386 40:49.3 35 Isabel Norris F

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Juvenile Evening Of Celebration

We will end the 2016 year with an evening in which the success of our Juveniles will be heralded.
On Thursday December 15th @ 7pm in Farranfore GAA Sports Hall our juvenile celebrations will be on the agenda as we come together to offer thanks to our athletes who have delivered through their personal endeavors.

An open invite extended to all club members, parents and those who were involved with us this year in any capacity to come along and join us. Refreshments for all.
Anyone who would be willing to assist with home baking please drop to Hall before 7pm.

Looking forward to seeing you and your families there.