18 March 2019

Club notes - Monday March 18th, 2019

St Brendan’s AC had a big group at the Causeway St Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday and the club thanks the parade committee for the kind invitation. Thanks to all the athletes, officials and parents who were involved on the occasion.
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On Saturday, the club had a number of athletes involved in the Tralee half marathon and 10k runs in windy and wet conditions. Peter Jackson had a good time with a 1:30:49 time and the following were the other performances: Pádraig Regan 1:32:17; Artur Nowak 1:38:51; David Butler 1:43:45; Maggie Carlin 1:43:57 and Cathy Flynn 1:58:15. Irene Butler ran 1:09:05 for the 10K race and Brian Lucid ran 1:02:28 in the same event. 
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The big event this coming Saturday, March 23rd is the Kerry Indoor development Games in Milltown at 11am for U9-U12. Details of this event will be made known at training this Wednesday evening.
Juvenile indoor training continues this Wednesday evening from 6.30-8pm in Ardfert Community Centre.
Adult training continues on Tuesday nights from 8-9pm in Ardfert Community Centre and non-members are welcome. There is hill training in Tralee Marina at 7pm on Thursdays for adult club members.

Upcoming events: Saturday March 23rd Indoor Games in Milltown
Friday April 12th Kerry Athletics Awards Night in Kenmare
Sunday May 5th Kerry U9-U16 county track and field championships in Castleisland, day 1
Monday May 6th Kerry junior, senior and masters track and field championships in Castleisland
Sunday May 12th Kerry U9-U16 county track and field championships in Castleisland, day 2.
Wednesday June 12th Kerry primary schools athletics finals in Castleisland.
Club information available from Irene on 086 7985557.


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04 March 2019

Club Notes for Sunday, March 3rd, 2019



Well done to David Butler who clocked a good 29 mins 3 secs for the Munster masters O35 4 mile road championship in Tipperary on Sunday in very testing conditions. 
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Also in action at the weekend was Cathy Flynn who timed a good 4 hours 41 minutes for the Galway marathon in Kinvara. 
Elsewhere, three of the club coaches, Moira Horgan, David Butler and Shaz Malik completed day 1 of the level 1 coaching course in Tralee. Zach Walshe got his cert for his 150th parkrun in Tralee where 12 St Brendan’s AC juniors took part on Sunday. A number of club athletes also participated on Saturday in the adult parkrun in Tralee.
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This coming Sunday the national masters indoor championships will be staged in Athlone. Among those in action will be treble Munster indoor champion Ursula Barrett in the O40 60m, 200m and long jump, David Butler in the middle distance events and shot, Finbarr Collins in the 1500m, Martin Butler in the shot and middle distance events and David Kissane in the walk, 200m, 400m and shot.


Munster Athletics Juveniles PRO report for 2018 is available HERE.

Training continues on Tuesday nights in Ardfert Community Centre with strength and conditioning adult sessions from 8pm till 9pm and non-club members are very welcome. On Wednesdays, training for all juveniles takes place in the Community Centre from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Upcoming events include the Kerry Sportshall Games on Saturday March 23rd in Milltown for U9s to U12s who didn’t won individual championship medal last year. 

Also keep in mind the Gneeveguilla AC open sports on April 4th in Castleisland. These open sports should be supported to keep the tradition alive in Kerry, you don't have to be club member to take part.
The all Ireland schools cross country take place on Saturday, 9 March 2019.
Contact club secretary Irene Butler on 087 7985557 or log on to St Brendan’s AC blogspot or Facebook for further information.


List of sporting events taking place in Kerry in 2019 is available HERE.

24 February 2019

Club Notes for Sunday, February 24th, 2019



St Brendan’s AC had a busy weekend on a number of fronts.
In the Munster indoor championships on days 2 and 3 in Nenagh, Eimear O’Sullivan won a silver medal in the U17 1500m while Aaron Malik likewise got a silver in the U19 60m hurdles. Eoin Malik had a new personal best in the U12 high jump with a 1.15m clearance.


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In the Kerry Athletics county 5k road championships in Kenmare, the club had 5 master athletes involved and gold medals were won by Ursula Barrett in the O40 race while Willie O’Riordan started his O65 career with a win in his race. David Butler collected a silver medal and a new PB (21:03) in the O35 5k and David Kissane also got a silver in his O65 event. Artur Nowak got a bronze in the O45 race (and PB 18:58) and the club’s masters men team were awarded silver medals in the team race with the above athletes scoring well. Results HERE.
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In the Westport marathon, Cathy Flynn had another super run, knocking 6 mins off her pb with a time of 4 hours 39 mins for the 26 miles 385 yards.
In other activities, a host of the club’s athletes participated in parkruns in Tralee and Listowel with Pádraig Regan and Gerald O’Carroll leading home the field of 332 on Saturday morning and Gerald breaking the 20 minute barrier for the first time. Juveniles also ran in Tralee and Shelbourne junior parkruns.

Training continues on Tuesday nights in Ardfert Community Centre with strength and conditioning for U12 to U16 juveniles from 7pm till 8pm and non-members are welcome at these sessions. Adult sessions continue from 8pm till 9pm and again non-club members are very welcome. On Wednesdays, training for juveniles aged 7 to 12 takes place in the Community Centre from 6.30pm to 8pm, while u12's to u19's takes place from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in Ardfert Sportsfield. On Thursday nights at 7pm there is the adult fartlek session at Tralee Marina. Non-club members are welcome.

The Munster road championships take place on this Sunday in Dundrum, Co Tipperary at 1pm and the Munster schools indoor games will be held in Nenagh on Tuesday next, March 5th.
Good luck to club stalwart Pat Sheehy who is recovering well after an op.
An early reminder of the 10th anniversary Banna Run…chalk down August 4th in your running diary for an unforgettable experience and a brand new Casement medal will be awarded to all finishers.
Contact club secretary Irene Butler on 087 7985557 or log on to St Brendan’s AC blogspot or Facebook for further information.

11 February 2019

MUNSTER Junior & Masters Championship 2019

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St Brendan's AC medallists at the Munster indoor athletics championships in Nenagh on 10 February 2019: 
Ursula Barrett got 3 gold...in the O40 60m with a lifetime best of 8.82 secs; in the long jump with 4.61m and in the 200m with 30.20 secs. 
Aaron Malik won the gold in the junior hurdles with a time of 9.80 secs. 
David Butler got silver in the O35 shot with 5.60m; 
Martin Butler got a silver in the O65 shot with 7.81m and a bronze in the O65 800m in 3-16.85; 
David Kissane got bronze in the O65 400m with 1-25.80 and a bronze in the O65 shot with 7.26m and the St Brendan's AC masters 4x200m relay team got bronze and the team was Finbarr Collins, David Butler, Martin Butler and David Kissane.

Full results HERE.

02 February 2019

St.Brendan's AC Indoor Sportshall Games 2019

Results of the 2019 Indoor Sportshall Games
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Girls
1st Class
Sprints
1st – Muireann Lawlor – Ardfert N.S.
2nd – Kellie Regan – Kilmoyley N.S.
3rd - Clodagh Murphy – Kilmoyley N.S.

Standing Long Jump
1st – Muireann Lawlor – Ardfert N.S.
2nd – Holly Costello – Abbeydorney N.S.
3rd - Kellie Regan – Kilmoyley N.S.

Speed Bounce
1st – Molly Gaynor – Kilmoyley N.S.
2nd – Kellie Regan – Kilmoyley N.S. & Muireann Lawlor – Ardfert N.S.
3rd – Sarah Lennon – Ardfert N.S.

2nd Class
Sprints 
1st – Aoibhinn O’Driscoll – Kilmoyley N.S.
2nd – Rebecca Mason – Spá N.S.
3rd - Caoimhe O’Flaherty – Ardfert N.S.
Standing Long Jump
1st – Aoibhinn O’Driscoll – Kilmoyley N.S.
2nd – Maddison O’Connor – Kilmoyley N.S.
3rd – Rebecca Mason – Spá N.S.
Speed Bounce
1st – Caoimhe O’Flaherty – Ardfert N.S.
2nd – Ali Spring – Presentation N.S. & Aoibhinn O’Driscoll – Kilmoyley N.S.

3rd Class
Sprints
1st – Ashlyn Falvey – Ballyduff N.S.
2nd – Rachel Lennon – Ardfert N.S.
3rd – Ciara Quilter – St. Brendan’s N.S. (Fenit)
Standing Long Jump
1st – Ciara Quilter – St. Brendan’s N.S. (Fenit)
2nd – Ashlyn Falvey – Ballyduff N.S.
3rd - Rachel Lennon – Ardfert N.S.
Speed Bounce
1st – Rachel Lennon – Ardfert N.S.
2nd – Ashlyn Falvey - Ballyduff N.S.
3rd - Aoibhean Daly – Sliabh Mhadra & Ciara Quilter – St. Brendan’s N.S. (Fenit)

4th Class
Sprints
1st – Jessica Leen – Presentation N.S. Tralee
2nd – Naomi Osibodu – Abbeydorney N.S.
3rd – Siofra Murphy – Spá N.S.
Standing Long Jump
1st – Jessica Leen – Presentation N.S. Tralee
2nd – Siofra Murphy – Spá N.S. & Naomi Osibodu – Abbeydorney N.S.
3rd – Aisling Gaynor – Kilmoyley N.S.
Speed Bounce
1st – Jessica Leen – Presentation N.S. Tralee
2nd – Naomi Osibodu – Abbeydorney N.S.
3rd – Kayla Walsh – Sliabh Mhadra

5th Class
Sprints
1st – Laurel Mason – Spá N.S.
2nd – Laura Falvey – Ballyduff N.S.
3rd – Lily May O’Gara – Spá N.S.
Standing Long Jump
1st – Laurel Mason – Spá N.S.
2nd – Lucy Mulgrew – Derryquay N.S. , Laura Falvey – Ballyduff N.S., Lily May O’Gara – Spá
3rd – Eva Fitzgerald – Ballyduff N.S.
Speed Bounce
1st – Lucy Mulgrew – Derryquay N.S.
2nd - Laura Falvey – Ballyduff N.S.
3rd – Laurel Mason – Spá N.S.
6th Class
Sprints
1st – Aoife O’Brien – St. Brendan’s N.S. (Fenit)
2nd – Lilly Nowak – Ardfert N.S.
3rd – Sophie Hassett – Spá N.S. , Jessica McGibney – Spá N.S.
Standing Long Jump
1st – Jessica McGibney – Spá N.S.
2nd – Sophie Hassett – Spá N.S.
3rd – Lilly Nowak – Ardfert N.S.
Speed Bounce
1st – Lilly Nowak – Ardfert N.S.
2nd – Sophie Hassett – Spá N.S.
3rd – Aoife O’Brien – St. Brendan’s N.S. (Fenit)

Boys
1st Class
Sprints
1st – Cian Whyte – Killury N.S.
2nd – Jamie Fahy – Ardfert N.S.
3rd - Nathan Osibodu – Abbeydorney N.S.
Standing Long Jump
1st – Cian Whyte – Killury N.S.
2nd – Nathan Osibodu – Abbeydorney N.S.
3rd - Eanna Leahy – Abbeydorney N.S.
Speed Bounce
1st – Jamie Fahy – Ardfert N.S.
2nd – Conor Walshe – Scoil Chriost Ri N.S.
3rd – Josh Ennis - Ardfert N.S.
2nd Class
Sprints 
1st – Stephen Harty – Glenderry N.S.
2nd – Conor O Sullivan – Ardfert N.S.
3rd - Ben O Connor – Glenderry N.S.
Standing Long Jump
1st – Stephen Harty – Glenderry N.S.
2nd – Malachy Casey – Glenderry N.S.
3rd – Ben O Connor – Glenderry N.S.
Speed Bounce
1st – Conor O Sullivan – Ardfert N.S.
2nd – Ben O Connor – Glenderry N.S.
3rd - Fionn O Connell – Kilmoyley N.S.

3rd Class
Sprints
1st – Billy Moriarty – Killury N.S.
2nd – Kevin Horgan – Glenderry N.S.
3rd – Maurice Costello – Abbeydorney N.S.
Standing Long Jump
1st – Alan O Connor – Kilmoyley N.S.
2nd – Billy Moriarty – Killury N.S.
3rd - Tom Lenihan – St. Brendan’s N.S. (Fenit)
Speed Bounce
1st – Kevin Horgan – Glenderry N.S.
2nd – Max Fitzgerald – Bouleenshere N.S.
3rd - Sam Keane – Bouleenshere N.S.
4th Class
Sprints 
1st – Sean Hickey – Fenit N.S.
2nd – Mikey Corridon – Kilmoyley N.S.
3rd – Matthew O Sullivan – Ardfert N.S.
Standing Long Jump
1st – Sean Hickey – St. Brendan’s N.S. (Fenit)
2nd – Eoin Malik – Ardfert N.S.
3rd – Mikey Corridon – Kilmoyley N.S.
Speed Bounce
1st – Eoin Malik – Ardfert N.S.
2nd – Taylor Fahy – Ardfert N.S.
3rd – Darragh O Flaherty – Ardfert N.S., Ruairí Walshe –Scoil Chriost Ri N.S.
5th Class
Sprints
1st – Aaron Horgan – Glenderry N.S.
2nd – Rory O Halloran – Glenderry N.S.
3rd – Tom Quilter – St. Brendan’s N.S. (Fenit)
Standing Long Jump
1st – Rory O Halloran – Glenderry N.S.
2nd – Aaron Horgan – Glenderry N.S.
3rd – Tom Quilter – St. Brendan’s N.S. (Fenit)
Speed Bounce
1st – Aaron Horgan – Glenderry N.S.
2nd - Zach Walshe – Scoil Chriost Ri N.S.
3rd - Rory O Halloran – Glenderry N.S.
6th Class
Sprints
1st – Eoin O Flaherty – Ardfert N.S.
2nd – Maurice Lenihan – St. Brendan’s N.S. (Fenit)
3rd – Ryan Hickey – St. Brendan’s N.S. (Fenit)
Standing Long Jump
1st – Eoin O Flaherty – Ardfert N.S.
2nd – Ryan Hickey – St. Brendan’s N.S. (Fenit)
3rd – Shane O Connor – Ardfert N.S.
Speed Bounce
1st – Eoin O Flaherty – Ardfert N.S.
2nd – Shane O Connor – Ardfert N.S.
3rd – Hugh Lenihan – St. Brendan’s N.S. (Fenit)

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Overall school results:
1. Ardfert NS
2. 
St. Brendan’s N.S., Fenit
3. Kilmoyley NS

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20 January 2019

AAI National Indoor Combine Events Championships 2019

Great start to indoor season - silver medal for Aaron Malik competing in AIT arena in Athlone on 19 January 2019.
Aaron results from all 5 events:
 - 60mH                       9.38s                        664pts
 - high jump                 1.60m                       464pts
 - shot putt (6kg)          9.74m                      470pts
 - long jump                 5.99m                      584pts
 - 1000m                     3:17:45                     503pts

Total points: 2685pts