29 October 2010

Nenagh Camp 2010

We made our annual October midterm trip to Nenagh last Wednesday for our training camp and trial day which threw up some suprising results with everybody who attended having fantastic fun!We covered nearly every event on the day with the experienced athletes concentrating on their main events and the new athletes trying out all events to see what they are good at.
   The standout athlete on the day had to be Dylan Roche in the 60m and 200m trials who will surely rewrite his PB's in these events by a huge margin in the indoor season ahead.Dylan recorded 7.04 and 7.08 hand times in his two 60m runs with both myself and Danny getting the same times to indicate accuracy;surely an electronic 7.2-7.3 will be achieved!In the 200m Dylan ran a strong 23.6 which is a decent time around the tight bends of Nenagh track.
   Other experienced athletes to standout included Pa Gilberts first time clearance at 2.80m in the pole vault with a very good technique,Una Marleys 2.51m jump in the pole vault and Michael Grimes 11m+ triple jump.Elaine Courtney also joined us on the day and had scorching 60m sprint and was the only girl to make the 'A' sprint final.

   The new athletes were not be be outdone either;Naomi O Brien showed her talent when she was 3 stride hurdling within minutes,cleared 1.80m in the pole vault and also showed promise in the 60m,high jump and long jump.Rachel Dennessen also cleared 1.80m in the pole vault and was able to 3 stride hurdle.David Breen tried every event but excelled the most in the 800m while also having good performances in the pole vault and sprints.Peter O Brien showed everybody not to judge a book by its cover when he showed everybody that hes not just a tank of a thrower;Peter made the 60m 'A' final,was able to 3 stride hurdle and had a good go at the high jump aswel even if one or two jumps were a bit unorthidox.Joe O Connell also took a shine to hurdling 3 striding with ease.
   Other athletes who took part and showed that they are moving in the right direction in their events included PJ Galvin,Shane and Darragh Lowth,Katie O Riordan,Eoghan O Sullivan,Katie Rogers,David Hogan,Hannah Roche,Jack Regan Kirwan,Darragh Courtney and Dylan Carey.Danny was also with us on the day but as he has only started jogging after his injury only took part in the shot putt and the rumours are that he hit the back wall with the shot!! :P
   Get well soon to Ailbhe,Luke O Keeffe,Ben and Jack who were sick and couldnt make it on the day and to Edward who is currently injured but getting closer to his comeback to try and chase down Roche :)

See everybody at training Sat and Sun,
Shane :)

18 October 2010

So our first training segment is done and dusted!

Our first six week period of training is now over and so far all is good overall.Everybody seems to have adapted to the inrease in training loads easily enough with Rogers,Roche and No 2[Ailbhe] being particularly impressive!
From tommorow Tuesday coach Artur Novak will take over the circuit training from me in Ardfert hall so everybody keep up the good work as i will pop in occasionally to check up on ye :P .This Saturday sees us move from Banna to the track in Castleisland from 1-2.30pm.Sandylane was kind to us this year weatherwise but we will be back there again for 3 weeks hopefully in February/March.So everybody is asked to please be there and on time Saturday as it will be our orientation day for period two of training for the next 9 weeks.Make sure you have EVERYTHING you need!

Our Nenagh camp will be a one day event this year due to the Kerry squads having double sessions over the next 2 weeks.It will be Wednesday the 27th October leaving Ardfert medical centre at 9am and returning home approx 8-9pm.The cost is yet to be finalised but should be approx e20 for bus and track.All athletes are asked to attend as it will be a great indicator of where everybody is at in their events and also gives the chance for new athletes especially to try new events.

Check www.kerryathletics.blogspot.com tommorow evening for upto date days and times for Kerry squads over the next few weekends.Please add yourself as a follower to both blogs,check regularly,comment and ask questions,vote on the polls etc.

At the second day of the Kerry XC in Beaufort Darragh Lowth had an impressive run when demolishing the field to win the U11 event.Katie Rogers had another fine run when she finished 2nd in the U19 3000m.Others who competed and ran well included Ciara McCarthy girls U9 and Darragh Courtney boys U11.
At the first day of the Munster XC in Cork Caoimhe Casey and Darragh Courtney were our sole representatives.Both ran well but were outside the medal positions on this occasion.Well done to all.

Shane :)

06 October 2010

Kerry Squad Dates 2010

The following are some of the dates for Kerry squad training for the winter-

Oct 9th-
Hammer-11-2.30pm-Brian & Rachel Akers
Shot/Disc & Jav-1-4pm-Jerry Horgan/Alan & Patsy O Connor

Oct 10th-
High Jump-11-2pm-Rosie Daniels
Pole Vault & Hurdles-12-3pm-Eamon Flanagan/Denis Finnegan
Middle Distance-Stay after Kerry XC in Beaufort to approx 2.30pm

Oct 16th-
Long Jump/Triple Jump-11-2pm-Niall Counihan/Shane Delaney

Oct 17th-
Sprints-12-2.30pm-John Carew/Shane Delaney

Oct 23rd-
Hammer-11-2.30pm-Brian & Rachel Akers
Shot/Disc & Jav-1-4pm-Jerry Horgan/Alan & Patsy O Connor/Dave Courtney
Pole Vault-12-3pm-Eamon Flanagan

Oct 24th-
High Jump-Chris O Regan-11-2pm
Middle Distance-11-2pm-Freda Davoren/Arthur Fitzgearld/Denny McSweeney/Niamh O Sullivan/Anna Meria Costello/Connie Lynch
Hurdles-12-3pm-Denis Finnegan/Shane Delaney

Oct 30th-
Long Jump/Triple Jump-11-2pm-Denis Finnegan/Shane Delaney

Oct 31st-
Sprints-12-2.30pm-John Carew/Colm Lynch
Middle Distance-Stay after Kerry XC in Currow to approx 2.30pm

03 October 2010

Cross country season is here

The demense in Killarney was the venue today Sunday October 3rd with good conditions underfoot.We didnt have too many athletes competing this year like last year so it doesnt look like we will be defending our cross country title :(  The decision was made not to push cross country this season due to the ridiculous increase in cross country distances so we will concentrate even more on the track.
   Even so our fist athlete up on the day was Darragh Courtney who finished 3rd in the boys U10 with only 2 weeks training.Darragh Lowth was next up and his fitness was never in doubt when he finished 3rd in the boys u12 race competing a year out of age and up against last years national U12 silver medalist and national community games u12 600m champion Adam O Donoghue from An Riocht.We had two boys in the U18 5km with David Hogan taking silver and Dylan Carey taking bronze even though but ran well below par.Last but not least Katie Rogers put in a storming display to take 2nd in the Novice women running well above expectation and finishing very strongly showing all her recent hard work and balance of leaving cert study have paid off.Well done to all.

Club AGM

The 2010/2011 AGM was held in Kate Brownes last Friday night with a good attendance again this year.Reports on a succesful year were read and discussed and everyone was thanked for all their hard work with special mention to commitee members who were stepping down after their third year in their positions.The following were the elected commitee for the season ahead-

President-Patrick O Riordan
Chairperson-Mary Marley
Vice Chairperson-John Clifford
Juvenile Secretary-Orla Fitzgearld
Junior/Senior Secretary-Kerri Regan
Treasurer-Fergal Grimes
Assit Treasurer-Cathy O Brien
Registrar-Chris O Shea
Paper PRO-Josephine O Riordan
Web PRO-Shaz Malik
Child Protection Officers-Joanne McCarthy/Con Heffernan
Head Coach-Shane Delaney
Fundraising-Liam Marley
County Board Delegates-Liam Marley/Dave McElligott/Shane Delaney
Club Gear-Deirdre Courtney
Commitee-Josephine Cronin,Brendan Courtney,Artur Novak