04 November 2019

Club notes - Monday, 04 November 2019

St Brendan’s AC had a good day at the Kerry Athletics masters and juvenile B cross country championships in Killarney on Sunday. In the masters’ races, Finbarr Collins had a super win in the O35 category in his first county cross country while Peter Jackson came second in the same category.
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Ann McGlynn ran brilliantly also in the women’s race. In the O65 men’s championships, Willie O’Riordan won the gold with silver going to David Kissane and bronze to Pat Sheehy who ran an inspiring race. The team gold went to St Brendan in this category. St Brendan’s had a strong presence in all club categories with Pádraig Regan, Ger Carroll, Artur Nowak, David Butler and John Culloty all making an impact as we await team results.
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In the juvenile races, Matthew O’Sullivan and Darragh O’Flaherty won medals in their races while Tom O'Flaherty got a bronze in his U14 event. Good performances were displayed by Lilly Nowak and Caoimhe O’Flaherty in their different categories.
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St Brendan’s AC hosted the event and the club thanks all who helped to make the occasion a success.
Congratulations are also due to Aaron Malik (St Brendan’s AC and Mercy Mounthawk) who had a great day at the schools combined events with a bronze medal performance, continuing an outstanding year for Aaron.

Well done to all St Brendan's AC marathoners in Dublin last weekend at Marathon National Championships.
PBs and first marathons and happy runners at the finish. 
Provisional results:
John O'Sullivan 3-20-38
Padraig Regan 3-25-22
Ger Carroll 3-39-32
Joe Bunyan 3-50-06
Cathy Flynn 4-27-17
Denis Foley 5-00-42
Kirstie Nowak 5-33-24
Irene Butler 5-38-32
David Butler 5-38-32
David Kissane 5-46-34


TRAINING
Training for the week ahead is as follows: Juveniles - Tuesday 5th Nov Ardfert Community centre 7-8pm, €2 strength & conditioning for children born in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002.
Wednesday 6th Nov: Ardfert Community Centre 6.30-8pm €2 for children born 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
6.45-7.45pm Ardfert Sportsfield €2 wear appropriate clothing for children born 2009, 2008, 2007 etc
Fit4Life
Tuesday 5th Nov: Ardfert Community Centre 8-9pm, €3 members €5 non members. Bring water also!
COMPETITIONS
This coming Sunday 10th Nov: Munster Juvenile uneven age, u20 & senior cross country at 11.30am in Conna, Co Cork. Entries due ASAP. Good luck to all.
Sunday 17th Nov: Munster masters & juvenile inter club cross country championships at 11.30am in Beaufort, Co Kerry.
Anyone interested contact club secretary Irene 087 7985557 asap.

24 October 2019

Club Notes - Thursday, 24 October 2019

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Well done to the St Brendan’s AC competitors who were involved in the Munster even age cross country championships in Limerick racecourse on Sunday. Ben O’Connor got a Munster medal, coming in 11th in the 155 strong field in the U10 race. Matthew O’Sullivan ran well in the U12 race in testing conditions while Aaron Horgan competed with strength in the U14 championships in another huge field of competitors.
A big contingent of the club’s adults will be participating in the Dublin marathon on this coming Sunday and good luck to all. This is a good run-out before the county masters cross country a week later!
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Munster Indoor Schools Combined Events Championships
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Aaron Malik (Mercy Mount Hawk) won bronze medal in the schools combined events. It all came down to his last event, the 800m where he ran brilliantly to move from 5th overall to 3rd to finish on 2262pts.
Full results HERE.

Training
Fit4Life: Tue & Thurs…details ton F4L FB group.
Juvenile U9+ Wed 6-7pm (please note earlier time), bring €2 & water. This is the last week of outdoor training. We will take a break for the mid-term.
Strength & conditioning training resuming in Ardfert community centre Tuesday 5th Nov.
7-8pm U12 -U18
8-9pm Adults
Events
Sun 3rd Nov: County masters & county juvenile B cross country, 11am The Desmesne, Killarney. 
St Brendan’s AC are hosting so all hands on deck, including the previous evening.
Sun 10th Nov: Munster Juvenile uneven age, u20 & senior cross country championships at 11.30am in Conna, Co Cork.
Entries to club secretary Irene 087 798557

13 October 2019

Club Notes - Sunday, 13 October 2019

St Brendan’s AC Notes Sunday October 13th, 2019

Well done to Eimear O’Sullivan (St Brendan’s AC) who won the Kerry Athletics county junior cross country championship title in Firies on Sunday. Eimear was competing at junior cross country level for the first time and was very impressive over a testing course. That is her third weekend in a row finishing in a medal position at county level.














AGM

The club AGM was held on Friday night last in Cúl Mhuire in Ardfert. A lager attendance than previous years was present and there wide-ranging discussions on a number of topics. The chairman Shaz Malik stated in his report that the club had a very good year with the 10th anniversary Banna Run being the highlight with a record number of entries. Treasurer Moira Horgan presented an excellent report which showed that the club is in a healthy financial position. Head coach Orla Fitzgerald listed the medal and participation success of the juveniles and adults from county to national level while registrations were high in all categories. One of the topics discussed on the night was the necessity for more parental assistance at training sessions and parents will be contacted about this shortly. The club thanked everyone who had helped in any way over the past year to ensure that a full programme of events and services was given to the athletes.
The following officers were elected:
President – Patrick O’Riordan
Chairperson – Shaz Malik
Vice chairperson – John Clifford
Secretary – Irene Butler
Assistant Secretary: David Butler
Treasurer – Moira Horgan
Assistant treasurer – Linda O’Sullivan
Registrar – Deirdre Courtney
PRO – David Kissane
Assistant PRO for Logistics: Declan Sheehan
Child Protection Officer – Denis Foley

Ballymac Runs

Well done to all the St Brendan's AC athletes who ran in Ballymac on Sunday. Details: Half marathon: Pádraig Regan 1-34-25; John O'Sullivan 1-41-05; Gerald Carroll 1-43-31; Áine Quane 1-54-46; Linda O'Sullivan 2-00-55.
10K: Ann McGlynn 48-37.
5K: Finbarr Collins 20-51; Declan Sheehan 28-38.
Training
Tues & Thurs : Fit4Life, 7pm from O’Donnell’s, Tralee; NB Masters are asked to be available for Sun Nov 3rd for the county cross country championships.
Juveniles on Wednesday 6.15-7.15pm, An Fearann, €2 & bring water
Indoor training starting soon.
Upcoming competitions
Sun 20th October: Munster juvenile even Age, novice & u23 cross country championships at 11.30am in Limerick racecourse.
Sun 3rd November: County masters & juvenile B cross country at 11am, The Demense, Killarney and St Brendan’s AC are hosting so help needed on the day and the previous evening.
Sun 10th November: Juvenile uneven Age, u20 & senior cross country championships at 11.30am in Conna, Co Cork.
Entries and general enquiries to club secretary Irene on 087 7985557.

parkrun round up 12th/13th October:

Tralee parkrun - Aaron Horgan, Pádraig Regan, Gerald Carroll, Zach Walshe, Ann McGlynn (new pb), Rian Kenny O Sullivan, Peter Jackson, Conor Walshe, Paudie Dineen, Jill Kenny, Moira Horgan, Caoilinn Kenny O Sullivan, Caragh Kenny O Sullivan.
Volunteer - Pat Sheehy
Listowel parkrun - Alex O Carroll
Tralee junior parkrun - Zach Walshe, Eoin O Flaherty, Matthew O Sullivan, Ben O Connor, Darragh O Flaherty, Ruairí Walshe, Kevin Horgan, Conor Walshe, Caoimhe O Flaherty, Chris Neerakkal, Colin O Sullivan, Emma O Sullivan, Aaron Horgan, Emily O Halloran.
Volunteers - Pat Sheehy, Tom O Flaherty, Moira Horgan
parkruns are supported by (KRSP) Kerry Recreation and Sports PartnershipKerry County CouncilHealthy IrelandGet Ireland Active and Vhi Healthcare- all of which we are very grateful to.

26 September 2019

St.Brendan's AC Primary Schools Cross Country Results - 2019

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St. Brendan’s A.C. – Primary Schools Cross Country Results
25 September 2019

1 st Class – Girls
1st – Ruby Wallace – Ardfert N.S.
2nd – Aria Collins – Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn
3rd – Chloe Stephenson – Spá N.S.
4th – Caoimhe Duffy – Glenderry N.S.
5th - Orla Nolan – Kilmoyley N.S.
6th – Isobel Lang – Spá N.S.

1 st Class – Boys
1st – Jamie McEvoy – Glenderry N.S.
2nd – Darragh Flahive – Glenderry N.S.
3rd – Sean Collins – Bouleensheere N.S.
4th – Terry Healy – Abbeydorney N.S.
5th - Ben Donovan – Abbeydorney N.S.
6th – John McCarthy – Ardfert N.S.

2 nd Class – Girls
1st – Erin Harty – Spa N.S.
2nd – Sophie Mulgrew – Derryquay N.S.
3rd – Holly Costello – Abbeydorney N.S.
4th – Molly Duggan – Glenderry N.S.
5th - Fia Barry - Spa N.S
6th - Muireann Lawlor – Ardfert N.S.
7th – Katie Butler & Leah Doody – Killury N.S.

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2 nd Class – Boys
 1st – Zach Kearney – Spá N.S.
2nd – Jamie Fahy – Ardfert N.S.
3rd – Cian Whyte – Killury N.S.
4th – Conor Walshe – Drumnacurra N.S.
5th - Eamon McElligott – Spá N.S.
6th – Evan Diggin - Drumnacurra N.S.

3rd Class – Girls
1st – Aoibhinn O’Driscoll – Kilmoyley N.S.
2nd – Sarah Tuite – Spá N.S.
3rd – Louise Gaynor – Spá N.S.
4th – Evie O Sullivan – Spá N.S.
5th - Ava O’Flaherty – Spá N.S.
6th – Cora Crowley – Spá N.S.

3rd Class – Boys
1st – Ben O Connor – Glenderry N.S.
2nd – Stephen Harty – Glenderry N.S.
3rd – Matt Cronin – Kilflynn N.S.
4th – Paddy Cronin – Kilflynn N.S.
5th - Cameron Quirke – Spá N.S.
6th – Conor O Sullivan – Ardfert N.S.

4 th Class – Girls
1st – Emma Gaynor – Spá N.S.
2nd – Abbey Crowley – Spá N.S.

4th Class – Boys
1st – Jack Collins – Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn
2nd – Billy Naughton – Spá N.S.
3rd – Adam Byrne – Kilflynn N.S.
4th – Daniel Gazi – Spá N.S.
5th - Billy Moriarty – Killury N.S.
6th – Cillian O'Brien – Fenit N.S.

5 th Class – Girls
1st – Anna O Sullivan – Spá N.S.
2nd – Abbey Stephenson – Spá N.S.
3rd – Kayla Walsh – Sliabh a Mhadra N.S.
4th – Abbie Lane – Ardfert N.S.
5th - Grace Diggins – Sliabh a Mhadra N.S.

5th Class – Boys
1st – Conor McGibney – Spá N.S.
2nd – Matthew O Sullivan – Ardfert N.S.
3rd – Alex O Carroll – Ballyduff N.S.
4th – Darragh O Flaherty – Ardfert N.S.
5th - Donal McNamara – Kilflynn N.S.
6th – George Keane – Bouleensheere N.S.

6 th Class – Girls
1st – Lilly Mai O Gara – Spá N.S.
2nd – Lisa Slattery – Abbeydorney N.S.
3rd – Lucy Mulgrew – Derryquay N.S.
4th – Grace Reilly – Spá N.S.
5th - Sarah Jane Feehan – Kilmoyley N.S.
6th – Laura Kate Spillane – Killury N.S.

6th Class – Boys
1st – Aaron Horgan – Glenderry N.S.
2nd – Zach Walshe – Drumnacurra N.S.
3rd – Jack Greaney – Kilflynn N.S.

More photos on our Facebook page HERE.
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Well done to Spa NS who retained the St Brendan's AC Shield for best overall school. 

16 September 2019

Club notes, Monday 16 September 2019


SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY
The opening event on the cross country calendar for St Brendan’s AC is the primary schools cross country on Wednesday, September 25th in An Fearann, Ardfert at 6pm. All primary schools in the St Brendan’s AC area are invited to attend and there will be races for 1st to 6th classes.
Juvenile training at 6.30 for cross country on Wednesdays in An Fearann.


FIXTURES
The following are the key dates for upcoming fixtures:
Wednesday, Sep 25th, St Brendan's area primary schools cross country, An Fearann, 6pm.


Sunday, September 29th, Killarney, juvenile even ages, novice and U23 championships; starting time 11am for the novice and U23 and 12 noon for the juveniles.


Sunday, October 6th the juvenile uneven ages and intermediate, Lissivigeen, Killarney.


Sunday October 13th, juvenile relays, seniors and junior cross country in Firies


Sunday November 3rd, masters, juvenile Bs and relays in Killarney.


The masters continue training on Mondays and Thursdays at 6.45 in a variety of centres. See the club Facebook page for details or phone 087 7985557.

13 September 2019

Club news, 13 September 2019

The new cross country season:
Wednesday, Sep 25th, St Brendan's area primary schools cross country, An Fearann, 6pm.


Sunday, September 29th, Killarney, juvenile even ages, novice and U23 championships; starting time, 11am for the novice and U23 and 12 noon for the juveniles.


Sunday, October 6th the juvenile uneven ages and intermediate, Lissivigeen, Killarney.


Sunday October 13th, juvenile relays, seniors and junior cross country in Firies
Sunday November 3rd, masters, juvenile Bs and relays in Killarney.