27 June 2012

Track & Field fixtures for July 2012

30 June/ 1 July, Cork IT
Munster Juvenile U14-U19 T&F Championships

 7 July, Santry
AAI Senior T&F Championships

12 July, Daegu, South Korea
International Children's Games
with Cian McGarry and Iarla Courtney 

14/15 July, Tullamore
AAI Juvenile U12-U19 T&F Championships
with Aaron Malik, Darragh Courtney, Kate O'Shea & Darragh Lowth

21 July, Kent, England
Schools International T&F Championships
with Katie O'Riordan and Eoghan Courtney

22 July, Ardfert  !!!POSTPONED to later date!!!
St.Brendan's AC Open Sports

22 July, Athlone/Santry
National League Round 2

22 July, Ennis
Munster Juvenile B T&F Championships

28 July, Tullamore
AAI Juvenile U13-U19 T&F Championships
29 July, Tullamore
AAI Juvenile U12-U19 Inter Club & Inter County Relays

26 June 2012

Road Races in Kerry, July 2012

Half on The Head Half Marathon
1 July 2012 @ 11am (walkers @10am)
Entry €40
The race will begin outside the Community Centre (at the beach car park).
All participants will receive a customized Hi Performance Tech Running Shirt.
Finishers will also receive a specially commissioned finishers medal.

Details HERE.
14 July 2012 Killarney
Start time: 
Maxi (Entry €50) & Half Marathon(Entry €40)@ 8am (Molls Gap)
10K(Entry €20)@ 8:30am (Mucross House)
Details HERE.
killarney marathon

20 July - 5Km Red Cross Fun Run, from Austin Stacks GAA, Tralee @7pm (entry €10).
There is trophies for the first male and female to return home and there is water and fruit available after the event.
 Ras na Riochta: Adventure Race (47km), Sport (24km), Road (35km). Entry €65  
21 July 2012  Cappanlea,  
Details HERE.

Glenbeigh Scenic Challenge Run 10K & 5K 
28 July @ 11am
Entry (€20 on line, €25 on the day)
Details HERE.

25 June 2012

BANNA 10K Road Race - 6 weeks to go!

Countdown to 3rd annual BANNA 10K Road Race and Fun Run.
Below are samples of 6 weeks training plan for 10km (beginners & intermediate). 

1 stretch  4K run 35 min cross 3K run + strength Rest 50 min cross 6K run
2 stretch  5K run 35 min cross 3K run + strength Rest 50 min cross 6K run
3 stretch  5K run 40 min cross 3K run + strength Rest 60 min cross 6K run
4 stretch  5K run 40 min cross 3K run + strength Rest 60 min cross 8K run
5 stretch  5K run 45 min cross 3K run + strength Rest 60 min cross 8K run
6 stretch  5K run 30 min cross 3K run + strength Rest Rest 10-K  Banna Race

1 Rest 4K run stretch  3K run  strength 50 min cross 6K run
2 Rest 5K run stretch  strength 3K run 50 min cross 6K run
3 Rest 5K run stretch  3K run  strength 60 min cross 6K run
4 Rest 5K run stretch  strength 3K run  60 min cross 8K run
5 Rest 5K run stretch  3K run  strength 60 min cross 8K run
6 Rest 5K run stretch  3K run  Rest Rest 10-K  Banna Race

Strength training - kettlebell, weights …
Cross training     - cycling, swimming …

More training programs for 10K at www.halhigdon.com

24 June 2012

AAI Junior & U23 Track & Field

On a gorgeous sunny day one of our athletes travelled to Tullamore to compete at the National competition.  Unfortunatley due to illness & other competitions many of our other athletes were unable to attend.

Peter O' Brien came 2nd in the Junior Men's 35lb weight for distance competition.
Well done Peter!
Results HERE.

19 June 2012

An Ríocht Open Sports

An Ríocht Open Sports

Tuesday 19th June proved to be a lovely evening with many athletes coming out to compete.  Thanks to the parents who drove over.

U10     Gavin Raggett            1st Long Jump
            Earnán Ferris               2nd Long Jump

U12     Ellen Wallace              2nd 500m
            Fergal O’ Brien           3rd 80m & 3rd 500m
            Aaron Malik                3rd High Jump
            Darragh Courtney       1st High Jump & 3rd Shot Putt

U18     Eoghan Courtney        1st 300m

U12     1st Darragh Courtney, Aaron Malik, Liam Rice & Fergal O’ Brien

Well done to all who competed!

17 June 2012

Munster Masters Results 2012

Munster Masters Track & Field

On Sunday 17th June 2012 two of St. Brendan’s AC Master athletes travelled to Templemore in Co. Tipperary.  Both competed in different age groups & placed very well in their events. 

Artur Nowak            1st - High Jump
                                    2nd - Javelin
                                    2nd – Shot

Patrick O’ Riordan   1st – High Jump
                                    2nd – Long Jump 

Well done to both athletes who travelled far & did very well!
Results HERE.

14 June 2012

Fun day with St.Brendan's AC

Big THANKS for all involved in organizing our Annual BBQ & Fun Day 2012.
Food, drinks, entertainment & ice cream was appreciated by children and adults. 

10 June 2012


Results U9-U13

On an absolutely gorgeous weekend 9th & 10th June in Cork, St. Brendan’s AC had many athletes competing at this event.  The Munster finals this year took place at the CIT track.  There were great improvements to be seen amongst all of our athletes within relays, teams & individual events with many of them achieving personal bests.  Also many thanks to all the parents who travelled up & supported once again.  It was a great fun filled time enjoyed by many!!  Three of our athletes won their first outdoor Munster medals at this competition, Aaron Malik, Darragh Courtney & Kate O’ Shea.  Darragh Lowth was in great form as always bringing home two medals.

U12 Darragh Courtney 1st Shot putt 8.35m
U12 Aaron Malik 2nd Ball Throw 34.66m
U12 Kate O’ Shea 3rd Shot putt 7.08m
U13 Darragh Lowth 2nd High Jump 1.45m & 3rd Long Jump 4.35m

Results from Day 1 and Day 2

Well done everyone!!

06 June 2012

BBQ & Fun Day

St.Brendan's AC annual BBQ & Fun Day in pictures.

 More pictures on our Facebook page.
Pictures by Cathy Hogan

02 June 2012

Irish schools T&F Results - Update 2

Irish Schools' Athletics Association results Tullamore 2/6/12:
 Inter boys 100m hurdles (1) G. McKenna (Beach Hill College) 13.8 ( 2) Eoghan Courtney (Mercy Mount Hawk, Tralee) (3) J. Halwax (CBC Monkstown) 14.4
Relay: Senior Boys 1. Mercy Mount Hawk, Tralee (with Eoghan Courtney & PJ Galvin)

Irish schools T&F Results - Update

More results from Irish Schools' Athletics Association 2/6/12 in Tullamore:
 Inter boys 400m hurdles
(1) Eoghan Courtney ( Mercy Mount Hawk, Tralee) 56.52 (2) C. Nolan (Eniscorthy VC) 58.50 (3) A. Curtis (Belfast Royal Academy) 58.84
Senior boys high jump (1) A. Heaney (Mount Temple) 1.90m (2) A. Hill (Sullivan Upper) 1.85m (3) PJ Galvin (Mercy Mount Hawk Tralee) 1.85m

Irish schools T&F Results

Results from Irish Schools' Athletics Association 2/6/12 in Tullamore:
 Senior girls pole vault (1) L. Dugan (Belfast Royal) 2.90m (2) R. Swan (Rathdown) 2.80m (3) Una Marley (Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee) 2.70m
Inter girls pole vault (1) E. Kelso (Belfast Royal) 2.91m (2) Katie O'Riordan (Presentation Tralee) 2.80m (3) M. O'Connor (St Augistine's) 2.40m (3) H. Campbel (St. Catherines) 2.40m (3) S. Keoghan (St Augustine's Dungarvan) 2.40m

Road Races in Kerry, June 2012

3 June@12:pm - Carrauntoohil 12.5K IMRA Mountain Running,Brida Valley.Details here.

 9 June @ 9:00am - DAR - Dingle Adventure Race, (entry €75). Details here.

 23 June @ 8:pm - Tralee Summer Solstice 10K (entry €20/25) Details here.
Fund raising event for Irish Heart Fundation in association with Born To Run ITT Marathon Club.