21 December 2010

Xmas Training Updated Jan 3rd!!

As training hasnt been going according to plan the last few weeks due to the bad weather i have organised some extra training sessions over the xmas period.[If the weather clears like its supposed to of course]There may be some small changes over the next day or two as there may also be some Kerry squad sessions organised so keep an eye here and on the Kerry blog.

Tue 4th-Hillwork-Banna-1.30-3pm
Wed 5th-Track work-An Riocht-1.30-3.30pm
Thur 6th-Weights-Tralee Complex-2-3.30pm followed by 30mins relay training.
Fri 7th-Event specific-An Riocht-1.30-3pm
Training resumes as normal from Tue 11th in Ardfert Hall.

Sun 9th-Munster Junior/Senior Indoors[U17+]-Nenagh
Please find the entries for this competition and all future competitions in the new section to your left.All entries for competitions will be posted there with a final date as to when changes can be made to your events so please always check it in plenty of time before competitions.

Shane :)

13 December 2010

Munster Multi Events 12.12.2010

Nine shiny medals and more importantly an unbelievable amount of personal bests were brought home from nenagh last Sunday in our first competition of the 2010/2011 track season.Above are Clarence,PJ and Ben who took a clean sweep in the boys U18 event[I must say Bens high jump was very entertaining to say the least as at 6"5 most assumed hed give a good account of himself :P]

To add to Clarence's gold Iarla Courtney had our second gold in the U13 pentathlon winning the 60mH,HJ,LJ,shot putt and finished third in the 800m.Eoghan Courtney had silver on the day in the U16 event with Eoghan McElligott U12,Patrick Gilbert U15 and Jack Regan Kirwan U17 all having bronze medals in very high standard competitions.Newcomers Rachel Dennesen U16 and Edel Slattery acquited themselves very well with Rachel winning a bronze medal and Edel finishing in 5th place.Below are some more detailed results which i will update fully when full results are available online.Please note a PB[Personal best] is only listed if you have competed in the event at least once before.

Eogan_McElligott-2nd HJ,2nd 800m,3rd LJ,4th Shot.
Iarla_Courtney-1st 60mH,1st LJ,1st HJ in PB of 1.28,1st Shot in PB of 7.85,3rd 800m.
Patrick_Gilbert-3rd 60mH,3rd LJ PB 5.17m,3rd HJ PB,1st Shot,1st 800m.
Eogan_Courtney-2nd 60mH in PB of 9.2,2nd LJ,2nd HJ,2nd Shot in PB of 9.75m,2nd 800m.
Jack_Regan Kirwan-5th 60mH,3rd Shot,3rd HJ,4th LJ in PB of 5.56m,3rd 800m.
Clarence_Kennedy-1st 60mH,1st Shot in PB 11.63m with 6kg,1st LJ,2nd HJ,3rd 800m.
PJ_Galvin-1st HJ in PB of 1.88m,2nd LJ,3rd Shot,3rd 60mH,2nd 800m.
Ben_Dennessen-2nd 60mH in PB,2nd Shot,3rd LJ,3rd HJ,1st 800m.
Edel_Slattery-5th 60mH,4th HJ,5th LJ,6th Shot,4th 800m.
Rachel_Dennesen-3rd 60mH,3rd HJ,3rd LJ,3rd Shot,3rd 800m.

There were also some Open senior events for athletes looking for an early season run.Ailbhe got her season off to a good start with PBs in winning both the 60m and 200m in 8.2 and 26.9;most impressive was her obvious strength in the second half of the 200m.Luke O Keeffe also showed his strength when chasing down Dylan Roche in the home straight of the 200m to take victory in a new PB of 23.9 after his earlier PB of 7.47 in the 60m to place second to Dylan in a PB of 7.45.David Hogan finished third in the senior 800m just outside his indoor best in 2.12 but more importantly looked technically very good which in previous seasons has been his poor point.Katie Rogers recorded a new indoor best of 2.32 in a solo run over 800m but looked very strong all the way;a possible venture to the 1500m at some stage this season is inevitable.Elaine Courtney also joined us on the day and finished second to Ailbhe in both the 60m and 200m with a PB in the 60m of 8.3.As sometimes happens results dont tell the full story as Elaine was unfortunate to pick up a bad knock to her eye the day before in a basketball game impairing her vision slightly so hopefully next time out when shes 100% fit she will knock a bit off that time.To add to her misfortune in the 200m after she got a fantastic start and was up on Ailbhe at the half way point a child stepped out on to the track so she had to swirve to avoid her slowing her down and obviously losing rythem,speed and alot of time.She will make up for it next time!

So overall nine Munster medals and a grand total of 17 Personal bests from 16 athletes isnt a bad days work and a good indicator for the season ahead.
The next competition will be the Munster Juniors on January 9th,please check http://www.munsterathletics.com/ for program for the day and check the fixture list to your left for most other competition dates.

Good Luck to Darragh Lowth who is competing in the AAI U11 cross country in Tullamore this Sunday.

Shane :)