16 April 2019

Club notes - Sunday, 14 April 2019


St Brendan’s AC Notes for Sun, April 14th, 2019
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On Friday, 12 April,  five St Brendan’s AC athletes received county star awards in Kenmare at the Kerry Athletics Awards Night. 

Lilly Nowak, Tom O’Flaherty, Aaron Malik, Darragh Courtney and Ursula Barrett were honoured for their outstanding achievements over last year.


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On Sunday, 14 April, Zach Walshe had an outstanding run in the Kingdom Come 5K in Castleisland as he won the primary schools section in a time of 19 mins 33 seconds, an incredible performance indeed. David Kissane came second in the O60 5K in 24 mins 12 secs and a host of athletes had good times in both the 5K and 10 miles, including Pádraig Regan clocking 67 mins 47 secs for the 10 miles and Gerald Carroll coming home close behind in 70 mins 27 secs. Well done to Anne McGlynn who won the women's 050 race with a brilliant performance in a time of 77 mins.

Well done to Conor O’Sullivan who had a brilliant 3rd place in the turbo javelin at the Gneeveguilla Open Sports and also to Ella O’Sullivan who was in the medals in her sprint.


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Easter Sunday is the big day for road runners as the St Brendan’s AC 4 Mile Fun Run in conjunction with the Maurice Collins Vintage Day takes place at Ardfert Quarry at 10 am. There is also a 2 mile fun run for U16s. Both races start near the Quarry and all proceeds go to the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus and Down Syndrome Kerry. Cost of entry is 10 euro for the 4 miler and 5 euro for the U16 2 mile run. Entries are on the day from 9am on. Details from Irene on 087 7985557.
FB event page HERE.

The following are the training arrangements for the weeks ahead: Mondays at An Fearann from 7-8pm for U12 to masters for throws and jumps; on this Wednesday the club will travel to An Ríocht, Castleisland, preparing for the county championships which will take place May 5th & 12th. Bus leaving Ardfert medical centre at 6.45pm returning 9pm. Cost €2. Please text club secretary Irene to confirm your child’s place on the bus. The adults are in action on Thursdays in Ardfert, meeting at the graveyard carpark at 7pm.


Important fixtures coming up are the St Brendan’s AC 4 Mile Fun Run in conjunction with the Maurice Collins Vintage Day on Easter Sunday and then the county juvenile championships will be staged on the 5th and 12th May. The junior/senior/masters county championships are on Monday 6th May.
All club information is available from Irene on 087 7985557 or on the blogspot or Facebook.

08 April 2019

Club notes - Sunday, 7 April 2019

St Brendan's AC Club Sunday Notes for April 7th, 2019
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St Brendan’s AC had a great day out at the Gneeveguilla Open Sports in An Ríocht track on Sunday, 7 April in the sun. The club won a variety of prizes in a number of events at a very well-organised meeting and among the winners was Eoin O’Flaherty who won the U13 80m and long jump and was a member of the U14 relay team who won the relay. He also got a second in the 600m. Aaron Horgan won the U13 600m and was second in the 80m and was also a member of the winning U14 relay team. Other athletes on the podium were Conor O'Sullivan, Ella O'Sullivan, Sophie Malik, Jamie Fahy, Ben O’Connor, Eoin Malik, Taylor Fahy, Kevin Horgan and Darragh O’Flaherty while a host of others made it into finals and semi-finals. Well done to all.


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Well done to club athlete Aaron Horgan who was awarded a Ballyheigue Youth Award for his outstanding success in cross country running yesterday. Aaron won silver in the U13 Community Games 1200m earlier this morning and will now represent Kerry in the National Community Games Cross Country final in UL in May. Aaron was a member of the St Brendan’s U14 relay team who won gold at the Gneeveguilla Open Sports this afternoon. Now that’s a good weekend!

This coming Friday night is a big occasion for the club at county level as the Kerry Athletics Awards Night is being hosted by Kenmare. A number of the club’s athletes have been nominated for honours for achievements during the past season and winners will be revealed on the night.
The following are the training arrangements for the weeks ahead: Mondays at An Fearann from 7-8pm for U12 to masters for throws and jumps; this Tuesday the adult Fit4Life training concludes in Ardfert Community Centre and a big turn-out is expected. On Wednesday juvenile outdoor training continues at An Fearann from 6.30 to 8pm and don’t forget to bring warm gear and water, while the adults are in action again on Thursdays in Tralee Marina at 7pm.



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Important fixtures coming up are the St Brendan’s AC 4 Mile Fun Run in conjunction with the Maurice Collins Vintage Day on Sunday week, Easter Sunday and then the county juvenile championships will be staged on the 5th and 12th May. The Junior/Senior/Masters county championships are on Monday 6th May.
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Last week Aaron Malik won a silver medal in Athlone at the AAI  National Indoor Championships. Aaron got his medal in the U19 60m hurdles with a new pb of 9.28secs. 

Some Tralee Junior parkrun stats:
Number of events - 122
Number of St.Brendan's AC first finishers (boys) - 110 (90%)

All club information is available from Irene on 087 7985557 or on the blogspot or Facebook.

25 March 2019

Club notes - Sunday, 24 March 2019

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St Brendan’s AC came 3rd in the best overall club points at the Kerry Sportshall Development Games in Milltown on Saturday 24 March 2019. There were 2 relay wins as well as a number of great individual performances on the day, including Jessica Leen who won 3 gold medals and one silver. The club’s team of 24 athletes are to be congratulated on their achievements. The following are the medal details:
Boys 
U9 

Dylan McEvoy 1st Speedbounce , 3rd Standing Long Jump
Jamie Fahy 3rd Speedbounce , 3rd Sprint

U11 

Taylor Fahy 2nd Speedbounce

U12 

Eoin Malik 2nd Shot Putt,2nd Standing Long Jump

Relay
U12 1st Kevin Horgan, Darragh O’Flaherty, Taylor Fahy, Eoin Malik & Robert Stack

Girls
U10 

Madison O’Connor 3rd Sprint, 3rd Long Jump
Caoimhe O’Flaherty 2nd Speedbounce

U11 

Jessica Leen 1st (joint) Speedbounce, 1st Long Jump, 2nd Sprint
Rachael Lennon 1st (joint) Speedbounce

Relay 

U10 2nd Molly Gaynor, Caoimhe O’Flaherty, Sarah Lennon, Madison O’Connor & Prisha Vijay

U11 1st Rachael Lennon, Madison O’Connor, Avy O’ Connor, Jessica Leen & Caoimhe O’ Flaherty.


Full results HERE.


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On Sunday the club was represented by a large number of athletes in the Ballyheigue Family Resource road races and prominent was Cathy Flynn who got 3rd place in the women’s 5k, Pádraig Regan and Ger O’Carroll who had very good times on the testing course. Many more took part in parkruns in Tralee, Inch and Listowel where Alex O'Carroll who had a brilliant PB.



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Our thanks to Tesco, The Square, Tralee for their donation from the Tesco Community Fund. 

Upcoming events: training continues on Wednesdays for juveniles from 6.30 – 8pm and Monday training is on the way shortly. On Tuesdays the adults have training in Ardfert Community Centre while there is hill training for adults in Tralee Marina on Thursdays.
The national juvenile indoor championships will be staged in Athlone on this Saturday and Sunday and the club will be represented by a number of athletes.
Contact Irene on 087 7985557 for all club information or St Brendan’s Facebook

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.


Months End Registration February 2019


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.