31 January 2012

Pole Vault in Leinster Indoor 2012

Our Pole Vault duo (starting as a guests) of Katie & Una have made it 1 & 2 in Leinster Indoor competition in Nenagh. This time Katie improved on her Munster Indoor result & took first place with 2.60m jump with Una finished on 2.40m.
Results of Leinster Indoor here.

30 January 2012

Training Cancelled - Tuesday 31 January 2012

Just a reminder that circuit training in Ardfert Community Hall on Tuesday is cancelled. We are back again next tuesday 8-9:15pm.

28 January 2012


CONGRATULATIONS to Amy Phelan and Eoghan Courtney who are receiving Munster Star awards tonight at the Auborn Lodge Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare, and St. Brendan's AC is receiving a Club award. We hope all who are travelling have a safe and enjoyable night.

25 January 2012

2nd Munster Squad Day February 5th Nenagh

The 2nd Munster Squad day of the 2011/2012 season takes place on Sunday 5th February at Nenagh Indoor Stadium Co Tipperary. The following are the details for the day:
- Munster Development Squad 10am-12pm with registration at 9.30am sharp. This session is for all u14 (1999)-u20 (1993) athletes in 2012 age groups. This is open to all athletes from all clubs in Munster and the cost is €5 payable at registration at 9.30am. The events covered on the day will be Sprints, Hurdles, Shot and Long Jump.
- Munster Performance Squad 12.30pm-4pm with registration at 12.15pm sharp. This session is only open to the 85 athletes slected on the performance squad via letter to their club and parents before Christmas. This is for those selected athletes in the u17 (1996)-u21 (1992) age groups in 2012. The head event coach for each event will e-mail the personal coaches with plans for the day.
Irish Team Coach Br. John Dooley will also be in attendance, acting as guest speaker for the performance squad at 12.30pm sharp with the sessions starting at 1pm.
Steven Macklin
Regional Development Officer (Cork/Kerry/Limerick/Tipperary)
Athletics Ireland

E-mail: stevenmacklin@athleticsireland.ie
Tel: 0876335565

23 January 2012

Woodie's AAI Junior Indoor Championships 2012

Well done to Peter O'Brien on his silver medal and new PB of 11.97m in Shot Putt in Woodie's AAI Junior Indoor Championships in Nenagh.

Peter is in great form, improving over the last few years and making really good progress. So far this year, every time he enter Shot Putt he end up with new PB!

20 January 2012

Track & Field Training

Venue: An Ríocht track, Castleisland
Time: 4-5.30pm
Date: Sundays starting 22nd January for 12 weeks

A bus has been organised to take the athletes over & back to Castleisland leaving Ardfert medical centre @ 3.15pm. Leaving Topaz (opposite O' Donnell's restaurant) in Tralee @ 3.30pm. Training will take place between 4 & 5.30pm. The bus will return @ 6pm to Topaz & 6.15pm in Ardfert.

If you have any questions or wish to participate at this session please contact our club secretary Orla Fitzgerald on 086-8727498

19 January 2012

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17 January 2012

Best Road Race in Kerry in 2011

We want to know you opinion about "Best Road Race in Kerry in 2011". If you run yourself or any of you friends or family members, please vote on our poll located on the left side of web page.

11 January 2012

Munster Match

Ciara and a Munster player at the Munster match

Let's Get Kerry Walking....Operation Transformation - Kerry Style!!

KRSP Cathaoirleach Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh will launch the event on Saturday January 14th at 2pm, Muckross House, Killarney National Park and he will by joined by former Kerry Operation Transformation Leader Emily Pigott. This will be followed by a choice of 4.5 or 9k walk!!!

The short walk will be set at a relaxed pace so it’s good for beginners whilst the 9k walk will offer a more moderate pace whilst incorporating a slight challenge to Torc Falls viewing point. Walk registration takes place from 1:15pm onwards. This should be a good day out for all…so why not come along with family and friends and join in on the fun!!

More details on www.getkerrywalking.ie
For now an energetic best regards,
Córa Carrigg

O: 066.7184776
M: 087.2043631

10 January 2012

Athletics Leader Course & Level 1 Course

Athletics Leader Course Castleisland & Level 1 Course Templemore February 2012
The following courses are open for online registration and any clubs with people interested should apply online ASAP.

- Athletics Leader Course: Castleisland Co Kerry Saturday 4th February

- Level 1 Course: Templemore Co Tipperary Friday/Saturday 17th/18th February & 9th/10th March

The link for online registration can be found here
http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?page_id=2609.Please remember the Level 1 course is held over 2 weekends and all course hours must be completed.

Kind Regards,

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

Tel: 0876335565

Our Trip To The Munster Match!

09 January 2012


We have another successful trip to Nenagh for Munster Indoor competition with 10 medals to start of 2012 in style.
In Junior category:
Peter O’Brien start the day with bronze medal and new PB (11.38m) in Shot Putt. Later on he added gold in 56lb WFD. Our Pole Vault duo of Una Marley and Katie O’Riordan got gold and silver, making 1& 2 for St.Brendan's.
In Senior category:
Ailbhe Courtney won 400m in her first start since injury. Good to see her back in great form. David Hogan also won gold medal in Pole Vault event. He took a short break from Pole Vault to start in 4x200m Relay with Dylan Roche, Luke O’Keeffe and Eoghan Courtney finishing in second position.
In Masters O40 category:
Artur Nowak got silver medals in Shot Putt and Long Jump, follow by gold medal in High Jump with new PB (1.55m).

St.Brendan's AC athletes results:
Peter O'Brien - 1st WFD (8.22m), 3rd Shot Putt (11.38m)
Eoghan Courtney - 2nd 4X200 Relay (1.38.5), 400m (57.68)
David Hogan - 1st Pole Vault (3.00m), 2nd 4X200 Relay (1.38.5)
Dylan Roche - 2nd 4X200 Relay (1.38.5), 60m (7.56), 200m (24.85)
Luke O'Keeffe - 2nd 4X200 Relay (1.38.5), 60m (7.70), 400m (54.69)
Ailbhe Courtney - 1st 400m (60.58)
Una Marley - 1st Pole Vault (2.40m)
Katie O'Riordan - 2nd Pole Vault (2.40m)
Artur Nowak (M O40)- 1st High Jump (1.55), 2nd Long Jump (4.00m), 2nd Shot Putt (8.21)
Full Results on Munster Athletics website.

06 January 2012

Pole Vault Competition-Jordanstown

There is a special Pole Vault competition taking place at Jordanstown athletic centre on Saturday, 21st of January 2012. It will be on between 11-2pm and ALL ATHLETES are welcome.

For further information please contact Michael McDonald (National Jumps Co-ordiantor) by phone (0044) 7841465486 or email jumps@athleticsireland.ie