31 March 2013

Road Races in Kerry, April 2013

7 April (Sunday)
County Road Race Championships 2013
Juniors, Novice, Seniors, Masters Men & Women
Distance: 5km
Open to club members.
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14 April (Sunday)
5K Charity Fun Run/Walk
Entry: €5
No results will be issued, just a raffle and refreshments

19 April (Friday)
5K Fun Run/Walk
Fundraising event for Derryquay NS
Entry: €10, Family €20
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21 April (Sunday)
Lee Strand Kingdom Come 10 Miler
& 5K Fun Run/Walk
An Riocht, Castleisland@11am
Entry: 10 Miles - €20 (on-line)/€25 on the day
5K - €10
Prizes: 1st 6 Men & Women, 1st 2 Junior & Masters
Goody bag and running top for all finishers
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27 April (Saturday)
Bog 2 Beach Adventure Race
69km = Bog Run+Cycling+Beach Run+Assault Course (ind. or relay)
55km=Cycling+Bog Run+Obstacle Course
Listowel, Nano Nagle School
Start time for 69km: 10amStart time for 55km: 10:20am
Entry: 69km €60, 55km €50
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27 April (Saturday)
Jack&Jill Run Up The Hill
10km Fun Run/Walk
Entry: €20 for Adult, €3 Child
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28 April (Sunday)
Dingle 10K Road Race
Dingle Marina@2pm
Entry: €20
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For more information call Shane Finn on 0860872241

More events in Kerry in 

24 March 2013

AAI Indoor Championships 2013


It was a very busy weekend for athletics.  Whilst the Kerry Indoors were taking place in Listowel, the AAI Indoor competition u9-u19 was taking place in Athlone on Saturday & Sunday 23rd & 24th March 2013.  Athletes & parents said that the new arena is a fine warm facility.  It served the St. Brendan’s athletes well over the weekend.  Darragh Lowth brought home the only medal of the weekend, he was in great form in the boy’s u14 800m final. In a very close final Darragh came in third to win the bronze medal.  Kate O’ Shea was also in action in the girls u13 shot putt, she got a personal best with a throw of 8m 98 but unfortunately was just edged out into fourth place.  Ali Gardezi was in the u13 boys high jump competition & jumped a very good 1.35 but he was unlucky not to place amongst the medal winners.  Finally Darragh Courtney was competing in two events in the boys u13 category.  First up was the shot putt but this time it just didn’t go his way, next up  was the 60mhurdles with Darragh getting to the final & placing fourth again just unlucky to be outside of the medals.  For most of these athletes it was their first time at the AAI Indoors & we hope to see them in the near future again.  Well done to all the athletes.

23 March 2013



On a very wintery Saturday 23rd March the Kerry Sportshall Games took place indoors at Listowel community centre.  Although we had very small numbers attending this event St. Brendan’s still managed to place third in the overall cub competition.  The club would like to extend a thank you to all the parents who helped out & looked after the children on the day. Here are the results:

U9       Odhran Ferris              1st        Speedbounce 

U10     Ronan Pierce               3rd        Speedbounce 

U11     Breanndán Walsh        1st        Standing  Jump
                                                2nd       Sprint

            Earnán Ferris               2nd       Shot 

            Eimear O’ Sullivan      1st        Shot

            Chloe Casey                3rd        Sprint 

U13     Stephen Moore            2nd       Shot

            Ellen Wallace              1st        Sprint, Shot, Standing Jump

U11     Aoibhinn Corridon      1st
            Keira Moore
            Eimear O’ Sullivan
            Chloe Casey 

U11     Jedd Maunsell             1st
            Breanndán Walsh
            Earnán Ferris
            Ronan Pierce 

Well done to all that competed!!

20 March 2013


Kerry Sportshall Games

Venue:  Listowel Community Centre
Time:   11am
Date:    Saturday 23rd March 2013
Cost:    €4 per individual
            €10 per family of three
            €12 per family of four

Events include u9-u10 boys & girls:  Sprint, Speed Bounce, Relay.
                        u11-u14 boys & girls: Sprint, Standing Long Jump, Shot, Relay

Athletes competing must wear a St. Brendan's singlet when competing.  You may purchase these at training or by contacting me at the number below.

Any athlete that won an individual medal at the 2012 county championships may not compete at the sportshall games. ( This does not include relay medal)

Parking at the community centre may be very busy so there is a car park further up towards the town on the left hand side.

Any queries please contact me at the number below.



AAI Indoor Competitions 23rd & 24th March 2013

The very best of luck to our four competing athletes over the coming weekend.  For some of them it is their first time competing at the AAI indoor & for others they are seasoned pro's at this stage.  So good luck to Kate O' Shea in the shot putt, Darragh Courtney in the 60m hurdles & shot putt, Ali Gardezi in the high jump & Darragh Lowth in the 800m.
Best of luck to them!!

17 March 2013

Tralee Marathon 2013 - results

A total of 1300 runners and walkers took part in the inaugural Kerry's Eye Tralee International Half and Full Marathon 2013 on what was a  perfect day for running. 

Marathon overall winners Men:
1.Peter Mooney       2:37:57
2.Julio Cesar Castro 2:41:14 (winner of Banna 10K Road Race in 2012)
3.Kevin Wilmot       2:41:20

Marathon overall winners Women:
1.Ann Marie Holland 2:59:19 (winner of Banna 10K Road Race in 2012)
2.Joan Ennis           3:17:26
3.Nora Barry           3:18:24

Half Marathon overall winners Men:
1.Donal O'Callaghan 1:14:19 (2nd placed in Banna 10K Road Race in 2012)
2.Donal White         1:16:43
3.Dermot Kearns      1:16:59

Half Marathon overall winners Women:
1.Maria McCarthy        1:23:53 (2nd placed in Banna 10K Road Race in 2012)
2.Annameria Costelloe 1:27:29
3.Annie Horgan            1:28:39

A great turn out by St. Brendan's AC members and great results achieved, with three new club records:
Provisional results: St.Brendan's AC results - Marathon Men:
pos          name                  time       cat
26   Kieran O'Mahony(531)  3:13:54    senior (new St.Brendan's AC record)
30   Derek Griffin(240)      3:15:27    senior
302 Tom Scanlon(625)       4:12:16    45-49
303 Kieran Behan(19)        4:12:22    40-44
333 Pat Sheehy(635)         4:20:26    55-59
362 Artur Nowak(484)       4:23:54    40-44

St.Brendan's AC results - Marathon Women:
pos          name                  time       cat
110  Sharon Cahill(62)        3:32:53     45-49 (new St.Brendan's AC record)

St.Brendan's AC results - Half Marathon Men:
pos          name                   time       cat
 47  David Moore(1457)       1:35:24    senior
 71  William Griffin(1245)    1:39:40    55-59
 77  Sean O'Sullivan(1611)    1:40:32    40-44
179 Gerard Pierce(1648)      1:49:52    45-49
270 Dermot Dillane(1791)     1:55:47    45-49
302 Thomas Breen(1024)      1:56:54    45-49
337 Paudie Dineen(1159)      1:59:52    55-59
475 Michael Ashe(1005)        2:13:25    50-54

St.Brendan's AC results - Half Marathon Women:
pos          name                   time       cat
 66  Nuala Moore(1459)       1:39:08    senior (new St.Brendan's AC record)
248 Ann McGlynn(1432)       1:54:25    50-54
605 Kirstie Nowak(1519)     2:27:19    40-44

Results of Full Marathon HERE and Half Marathon HERE or search by number or name HERE
Gallery of pictures from Kerry's Eye HERE. More pictures will be added to our Facebook page. Watch race HERE.

Support for the Athletes running through Ardfert was fantastic.Both the club and spectators in the village made a great effort to cheer the runners on and feedback has been extremely positive. Well done to St.Brendan's AC members and volunteers and thank you to all those who turned out to show support in the village including Ardfert Brownies and Ladybirds, Ardfert Development Committee and many more. 

We would like to know from all the runners and spectators what they thought about the Marathon, route, support....
(You can start by completing this sentence: "The best place to run was through Ardfert because ......).

14 March 2013

Tralee Marathon 2013 - The Final Countdown

All systems GO! for first Kerry's Eye Tralee International Marathon and first Kerry Half and Full Marathon Championships.

Watch out and give BIG cheer for all runners and walkers and especially for members of our club as St.Brendan's AC have runners in both Half and Full Marathon distances.
First runners are expected in Ardfert from approx. 9:30-9:45am unless Mo Farah decide to show up!
Thursday and Friday - Marathon Expo and numbers pick up in Brandon Hotel
Saturday 16 March- Full Marathon 9:00am, Half Marathon 9:20am
You can track you friends progress using this app from odikyo on iOS or Android.
Saturday 16 March - after the marathon FREE PINT (and pasta) in Cearnog Bar in Tralee Square for finishers.

08 March 2013

Workshops and courses in March

Details of upcoming workshops and courses in March are below:
- Wednesday 13th March Throws Workshop at Castleisland Track 7-9pm. It will be run by Munster Performance Squad Coach John Sheehan (Javelin) and Jerry Horgan (Shot). It takes place from 7-9pm and is open to all athletes and coaches aged 10+. Cost is €5 payable on the night.
- Wednesday 20th March Turbo Javelin Workshop in Borrisokane Co Tipperary from 7-9pm. This will be run by Louis Wildenboer. Open to all athletes and coaches aged 7+. Cost is €5 payable on the night.
- Thursday 28th March Fit4Life Workshop in Ballincollig Co Cork from 6.45-9pm. This workshop is free. Please contact Claire on 021 4665083 or email churley@corksports.ie for more information and to book places.
Please pass on these details to all athletes and coaches in your clubs. For further workshops to be run in the future, there needs be be good support for these workshops.
For further information please contact RDO Steven Macklin at 0876335565 or e-mailsteven@athleticsireland.ie.

05 March 2013



9th February
Munster Indoors u9-u13
10th February
Munster Indoors u9-u13
23rd February
Munster Indoors u14-u19
24th February
Munster Indoors u14-19
9th March
Munster Indoor Relays u9-u19 & Combined Events
23rd March
AAI Indoors u12-u19
AIT arena, Athlone
24th March
AAI Indoors u12-u19
AIT arena, Athlone
23rd March
Kerry Sportshall Games
5th May
Senior Co. Championships
An Ríocht, Castleisland
6th April
AAI Indoor Relays u9-u19
AIT arena, Athlone
11th  May
Co. Championhips u9-u19 & Juniors
An Ríocht, Castleisland
12th May
Co. Championships u9-u19 & Juniors + Masters
An Ríocht, Castleisland
25th  May
Primary Sch Sports
An Ríocht, Castleisland
3rd June
St. Brendan’s Open Sports
8th June
Munster T&F u9-u11 Teams & u12 & u13
9th June
Munster T&F u9-u11 teams & u12 & u13
15th June
Munster T&F u14-19
16th June
Munster T&F u14-u19
22nd June
Kerry Community Games
An Ríocht, Castleisland
23rd June
Kerry Community Games
An Ríocht, Castleisland
6th July
7th July
14th July
Munster B’s
An Ríocht, Castleisland
20th July
21st July
5th August
Banna Run 10km
Banna, Ardfert

Some open sports also come up during the year but we find this out a week in advance & will keep you posted.  For Munster & AAI competitions please keep an eye on their websites: www.munsterathletics.com