13 March 2011


Apologies for the lack of updates as of late but my laptop is on the blink.I will have a full report on the club awards night during the week along with some info on the outdoor season ahead.Please check the fixture list on the sidebar as 99% of the years outdoor fixtures have been made.

Training is still going solid on Tuesdays in Ardfert hall with Artur,Thursdays in Nisus Fitness with McCabe and Saturday in An Riocht and Sunday in the sports complex gym both with myself.From April 5th training will change to Tuesday and Thursday in the community sportsfield in Walnut Grove from 7-9pm.Wednesday school sessions will then finish and be replaced by a self gym session in the evening.Saturdays will remain the same at 1-2.30pm in An Riocht with Sundays also remaining the same at 10am in Tralee sports complex when there are no competitions.If the weather is ever too bad to train on Tuesdays and Thursdays we will move indoors to either Nisus fitness or Ardfert hall.

On the competition front our season opener will be April 16th at Leevale Sports in CIT,Cork.Following that we will hope to retain our juvenile track and field title on May 14/15th at the County championships with the Mens team hoping to retain the Quill cup at the Kerry senior T+F on May 29th.June 18/19th will see the Munster U14-U19s in Castleisland which will give us a fighting chance of retaining the Munster juvenile title we won for 2010.June 26th will see us travel to Tullamore to the national juniors with July hosting the two national juvenile weekends.

Im hoping that over the next few weeks we will get our 2011 influx of new teenage athletes as ive started to set up the Causeway comp school athletics team for 2011 so will hopefully bag a few stars like Peter and Patrick again this year.All help would be greatly appreciated if anyone from the other schools are off any day that they could come and give me a hand.Thank you Amy and Una who did so last Tuesday :P

Shane :)

04 March 2011

Munster Juvenile Indoors & National Seniors 2011

On February 19/20th four St Brendan's athletes travelled to Belfast for the national senior indoor championships which was a great learning experience for the young athletes that attended.PJ Galvin finished in 5th position in the high jump with a pb of 1.90m at just 17 years of age.Ailbhe Courtney had double pbs in the 400m with 60.8 finishing 9th and 26.3 when finishing 3rd in the B final and 7th overall.Dylan Roche also made the B final with a pb of 23.4 also finishing 7th overall and last but not least Luke O Keeffe finished 10th in both the 200m and 400m with pbs of 52.5 and 23.8.As the club endevours to bring the clubs juvenile athletes through to senior level these senior competitions will become a vital part of their development and a huge learning experience.Well done.

The Munster Juvenile indoor championships for the U9-U13s were also held in Nenagh on the 19th and 20th.A good size contingent travelled both days and competed well.Darragh Lowth once again won gold in the 600m and finished 2nd in the long jump U12.Eoghan McElligott was 2nd in the U13 high jump and for good measure finished fourth in the 60m hurdles.The last medal on the weekend came from Darrgh Courtney who finished 3rd in the U11 long jump.

The Munster U14-U19 indoors were also held in nenagh last weekend with the club bringing home 30 medals and a host of personal bests.The star performer of the weekend was Eoghan Courtney who won three gold in the 60m hurdles,long jump and high jump with silvers in the 60m and 200m.The following is the list of all other medal winners-

Eoghan Courtney-60m hurdles,LJ PB 6.14m,HJ PB 1.65m
Clarence Kennedy-60m hurdles
Peter O Brien-Shot Putt,PB 12.23m
Una Marley-60m hurdles,PB
Eoghan Courtney-60m PB 7.52,200m
PJ Galvin-HJ Equal PB
Clarence Kennedy-60m PB 7.40,Shot Putt PB 11.36m
Amy Phelan-LJ PB,HJ Equal PB 1.45,Shot Putt
Jack Regan Kirwan-TJ,LJ PB 6.14m
Luke O Keeffe-400m PB 52.3
Ben Dennessen-60m hurdles
Boys U18 Relay-Luke O Keeffe,Ben Dennessen,Edward O Carroll,PJ Galvin
Amy Phelan-60m hurdles PB,TJ
Una Marley-HJ
Ben Dennessen-Shot Putt PB
Patrick Gilbert-200m PB
Quinn Newsome McDonnell-60m hurdles PB
Jack Regan Kirwan-HJ
Luke O Keeffe-200m
David Hogan-800m
Iarla Courtney-LJ
Boys U17 Relay-Patrick Gilbert,Michael Grimes,Eoghan Courtney,Quinn Newsome

Others to perform well were Shane Lowth who had PBs when he made both the 60m and 800m finals U15,Erik Feitshans and Danny O Shea finishing 5th and 6th in the U18 shot Putt,Orlaith Casey and Rachel Dennessen who did well in the 60m hurdles,Luke Griffin in the U19 60m missing the final by one place,Dylan Carey who ran well in the 800m and Staff and Apples who ran well on the U19 B relay team.Well done to all.

Shane :)