29 December 2011

Munster Star Awards 2011- more details

Munster Star Award Winners 2011
We have another very successful year in county & Munster competitions this year.
St.Brendan's AC was a winner in category: "Indoor - Junior/Senior".
Amy Phelan was awarded best "Senior Women" and Eoghan Courtney won "Indoor Track&Field" award.
List of all winners here.
Details of Awards ceremony here.

Winter Series of 5K Road Races

21 December 2011

Christmas Break

Juvenile group (u9-u13) Training finished tonight for the Christmas break in Ardfert community centre with a few nice treats for all the children big & small!!
Training will resume again on Wednesday 11th 2012: 6-7pm u9-u10
7-8pm u11-u13
Outdoor training in Banna for all groups resumes Saturday 7th Jan 2012 at Sandy Lane, Banna

Senior Group (u14 up) Training in Ardfert community centre finished last night & tomorrow night will be the last night at Tralee complex. However, this dedicated bunch would like to continue training over the Christmas break so here are the venues & times.

Wednesday 28th Dec 2011 8-9.30pm Kilmoyley community centre

Friday 30th Dec 2011 2-3.30pm Sandy Lane Banna

Tuesday 3rd Jan 2012 8-9.30pm Kilmoyley community centre

Our chairperson Mary Marley & all committee members would like to take this opportunity to wish our athletes & their families a very happy Christmas & a prosperous New Year. See you in 2012.


Last night of Indoor training before Christmas Break

Last training in 2011

19 December 2011

Congratulations St. Brendan's!!

Well done to the club on their recent three Munster Star Award selections. One for St. Brendan's AC itself, plus two individual athletes will be receiving awards. Both Eoghan Courtney & Amy Phelan were selected for their achievements throughout 2011. Fantastic news for all involved. Well done everyone! The Munster Star Awards Banquet will take place this year in the Auburn Lodge Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare on Saturday 28th January 2012. More details will follow soon.

Farranfore/Maine Valley Annual 4 Mile Road Race

Farranfore Annual Four Mile Road RaceFr. Dan Browne Memorial Cup
One of the oldest road races in Ireland takes place every St. Stephens day. It has been run since 1961. Now in its 50th year, is run from Farranfore to Firies and back to the finish in Farranfore. Runners from all over munster take part in this road race and fun run.This year our annual race, the Fr. Dan Browne Memorial Cup 4 mile run takes place on Monday, St. Stephens’s Day at 12 noon. The sign-on is in the Farranfore Sportshall. If you are coming from Killarney, it is on the right had side just after the Garda station. Sign posted Firies GAA grounds. The Sportshall is about 200 metres down this road.

Details...Entry Fee: Seniors / Masters: €15 Juniors: €10 (under 20)

Sec. Students € 5
Start & Finish in Farranfore
First Six Senior Men
First Six Senior Women
First Two Junior Men (Under 20)
First Two Junior Women (Under 20)
First Two Master Men: Over: 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 and 65
First Two Master Women: Over: 35, 40, 45 and 50

First Two Secondary students (Boys & girls)
First Local Club Novice
Souvenir medal for All Finishers
Spot Prizes at Farranfore Sportshall after race.
Entries: 10:30 to 11.30am on the day of the race at Sportshall in Farranfore
Refreshments after race
Dressing Facilities/Showers available
AAI Permit Granted
Updated Information: http://ffmvac.blogspot.com/
Enquiries to: Jer Crowley: 066- 9764249 or 086-8174303

Jim O'Shea: 066-9767412 or 087-2486931

If you like to see the course in more detail, go to this link: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/57276704

16 December 2011

Happy Christmas to all our athletes, and members at home and abroad, and a special mention to our main sponsor Patrick Crosbie in America. Looking forward to another good year on the tracks at Munster & National & International level.

15 December 2011


Any one wishing to take part in MUNSTER JUNIOR, SENIOR & MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS in Nenagh on 8 January 2012 (start @11am) must contact Orla (orlafz@gmail.com or 086 8727498 ) with events they wish to compete, so she can enter you in that event. Closing Date: Friday 30th December 2011.

No individual entries accepted on the day of competition.

Juniors - born 1996 to 1993
Senior -born in or before 1996
Master - over 35
List & order of events here.
More info here.

Munster Cross Country Championships 2012

Munster Senior & Junior Cross Country & Inter County Relays, Sunday, 15th January 2012, Beaufort, Co. Kerry @ 12 noon
Closing Date for entries: Friday 6th January 2011.

Provisional Coaching/Development Calendar Cork/Kerry/Limerick/Tipperary Jan-May 2012

Coach Education courses taking place in Cork/Kerry/Limerick/Tipperary region, are now available on the AAI online application system. Calendar here. All course applicants can now apply online and courses close 7 days before course start date. To ensure a place on a course please make sure all coaches register online at least 2 weeks before a course start date. Please also make sure you fill in all information requested and provide a valid e-mail address. This e-mail address will be use to send exact course details to you 3-4 days before the start date.
The link for applying online is here
https://events.athleticsireland.ie/ps/event/listings?view=OTHER and full details will be available at the coaching & development section of the AAI website also.
All workshops will run as per usual with payment taken on the night €5 and taken up to 5 mins before workshop start time. The online payment system is for Coach Education courses only not workshops.

Kind Regards,
Steven Macklin
Regional Development Officer (Cork/Kerry/Limerick/Tipperary)
Athletics Ireland

Tel: 0876335565

08 December 2011

Hi all,
Athletics Ireland is delighted to announce that the "Code of Ethics &
Good Practice for Children in Sport" course will be delivered to clubs
nationwide free of charge from January 2012.
This is an important step in the implementation of the code of ethics
in athletics in Ireland. Clubs will receive support implementing the
code for the benefit of all children and leaders in our sport. This
initiative follows on from the successful nationwide adaption of the
Garda Vetting process in athletics.
Moira Aston and Kieron Stout, who have recently completed the ISC &
HSE Code of Ethics Tutor course, are now taking applications for this
course from clubs. There will be no charge for the course; however
clubs will be required to provide the venue & light refreshments.
The Code of Ethics & Good Practice for Children in Sport course is
three hours in duration and is a requirement for anyone attending an
Athletics Ireland Coaching Course.
This is a fantastic opportunity for all clubs to avail of the code of
ethics course at a time and a venue that suits them. By having
dedicated Athletics Ireland tutors, clubs no longer need to access
this programme through their local sports partnership.
The course structure requires that a minimum of 10 and maximum of 16
people attend. To register your interest in participating simply email
Moira Aston. Club courses will be scheduled on a first come, first
served basis.
For more information email moiraaston@athleticsireland.ie or phone
Moira on 087-9752242

05 December 2011

St.Brendan's AC 2008 part1

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St.Brendan's AC 2008 part1

Photos by K.O'Sullivan

Munster Squad Day - Saturday 3rd December Cork IT

1st squad sessions of the 2011/2012 season took place last Saturday at Cork IT.
U13-U 15 boys-Cian, Iarla, Matt and Eoin really enjoyed the day, and are looking forward to the follow up days. One of our lads was the fastest sprinter, another was the most flexible and the remaining two were beaten by a girl in the 800m!!!!! The U16- U20- Katie, Una, Eoghan, Peter and PJ found the day very interesting and worthwhile. All had a training session with an expert coach in their preferred event and had a talk from Mark McManus. Any athlete who missed out on Mark session will hopefully have the opportunity to hear him at the next squad day.
Some photos here.

01 December 2011

Kerry Crusaders 5K & 10K Road Race

Kerry Crusaders 5K & 10K Road Races will take place on 11 December 2011 (Sunday) at 2:00pm, start from Main Square in Listowel.
Entry for both distances are 10 euro (all profit goes to local charities).