24 February 2011

St Brendan's AC Munster Indoor & Outdoor Juvenile Champions 2010!!! :)

On Jan 29th a bus load of St Brendan's athletes and commitee travelled to Cahir county Tipperary to accept the Munster awards for best juvenile indoor track and field club and juvenile outdoor track and field club 2010.Club president Patrick O Riordan and myself accepted the plaque for the first time in the clubs history to become the first Kerry club to ever win either title in competitions which have always been dominated by city clubs such as Ferrybank,Leevale,Dooneen etc.

We have come along way in the last six years from a club on the brink of disbanding to one of the top juvenile clubs in the country.It could not have been done without the hard work of all the current and past commitee members and likewise without the current and past athletes.So keep up the good work everyone so we can keep moving forward to junior,senior level and beyond!

Shane :)

21 February 2011

Mid Term Extra Training

The following is this weeks training schedule at the track in Castleisland.Do not be late as this will effect events that cross over.Tuesday night training in Ardfert hall and Sunday morning gym session are both cancelled.I will add the throws session later as they have yet to be finalised.

3-5pm-Pole vault
Others-Ailbhe,Una 5.30pm hurdles

3-4.30pm-High Jump
Others-Ailbhe 5.30pm hurdles

1-2.30pm-Triple Jump
2-3.30pm-Sprints & Relays,Distance
Others-Ben 3pm hurdles
7.30-9pm-Nisus Fitness-Flexibility/Recovery session  plus team meeting.

Others-Ailbhe,Dylan R.Stephen,Katie 1pm

Munster U14-U19 Indoors-Sat and Sun-Bus at 8am Ardfert,8.10 Tralee.

Shane :)

14 February 2011

Weekly Round Up 14/02/2011

Katie Rogers was part of the Kerry womens junior team that won the Munster 4km cross country title for the first time yesterday in Killinaboy, Co.Clare.Katie finished in an excellent 6th place in a high quality race even ahead of last years winner from Cork.Grace Lynch of Iveragh was 2nd,Brigid Dennehy 4th and Niamh Clifford 5th for a combined score of 17 points just beating Clare by 2 points.Well done Katie.

The Munster U9-U13 Indoors take place in Nenagh this weekend the 19/20th.Athletes who have been chosen to attend have been notified.

The Munster U14-U19 Indoors take place in Nenagh on the 26/27th.Entries are in the entries tab to your left.

The club awards will take place in the Ballyroe hotel on March 5th.There will be a sit down meal followed by the awards presentation,music by the club athletes followed by a DJ.Ticket prices,times,award winners etc will be posted by this weekend.

The Kerry awards will take place in the River Island hotel in Castleisland on Friday March 25th.Patrick Gilbert and Michael Grimes will recieve the club awards on the night.Patrick will recieve his based on his national triple jump title and pole vault silver medal last season while Michael will recieve his for his fantastic commitment,attitude towards training and many Munster and county medals last season! The club will hopefully have a few other award winners on the night but these have not been choosen yet.

The Kerry Sportshall Games for all U9-U14 athletes who did not win an individual medal at County,Munster or National track and field last season will be held in Kenmare on March 5th at 11am.This is the same day as our awards night so we will hope to be out of there by 4pm at the latest.

The Munster Convention will be held in An Riocht on March 6th.

Ailbhe,Luke,Dylan Roche,PJ and myself will travel to the National Senior indoors in Belfast this weekend for the first time.All have been going very well in training so new personal bests should be posted ;)

Training on Thursday nights in Nisus fitness Ballinorig Tralee for U14+ athletes will change to 7.30-9pm on February 24th.

The Kerry athletics blog is www.kerryathletics.blogspot.com

Most dates for fixtures have been set and are in the fixtures tab on the left.

If anybody hasnt registered yet please do so ASAP! Also if anybody hasnt paid their club fees please do so ASAP.March fees will be collected Tue March 1st!!!

Shane :)

09 February 2011

Eoghan Courtney wins silver at the schools International!!!

Shane-"Making International teams isnt good enough anymore Eoghan,you have to bring home medals from them now"
Eoghan-"Ya i know,ill bring one home this weekend"

And true to his word he did,two in fact with individual silver in the junior pentathlon and his junior team also finished in second place.The day started with the 60m hurdles where he had a PB pf 8.72 seconds in a race where nobody pushed him and he smashed the last hurdle to pieces so without doubt he can go alot faster;the Munster indoor U17 record of 8.54 could be under serious threat on Feb 26th ;) .He followed this up with another PB in the long jump of 5.91m so the 6 metre barriers should be surpassed fairly soon.His third event was the 200m where he was the fastest overall with another PB of 24.29 with his most improved event the shot putt next where he went from 9.50m to 11.15m which was surely a combination of all the strength and conditioning work we have been doing along with the one solitary technical session he did the Thursday before in the pissing rain :) .Going into the last event in second place he finished fifth in another PB of 2.26 minutes to consolidate his position and win the clubs first schools international individual medal with a score of 2969 less than 90 points behind the winner.His team were second to Wales less than 50 points behind.

The weekend before Eoghan also travelled to Cardiff where he captained the Irish U16 team and competed in the 60m sprint and 4x200m relay.Eoghan finished 5th in the 60m in a PB of 7.54 seconds and anchored the 4x200m relay team to second where he recorded the fastest split for his team of 23.6.

Well done Eoghan on your fantastic achievement!