29 June 2013

Road Races in Kerry, July 2013

  6 July - Kerry Way Ultra 55K, Sneem@10am (entry €70) NEW 2013!
             15K & 25K - CANCELLED due to low numbers

   6 July - 5K Tralee Ladies RFC Series,Race 2, Tralee RFC@11am (entry €7/€20 series)

   7 July-  King of the Beach Fun Run (4miles), Ballyheigue@12pm, FREE entry

  13 July - Dinosaur Challenge 10K,Bonane@4pm to Kenmare (entry €10)NEW 2013!

 13 July - 5K Tralee Ladies RFC Series,Race 3, Tralee RFC@11am (entry €7/€20 series)

 13 July - 5K Family Fun Run/Walk, Killarney@2pm (entry €10)

 20 July - Run Killarney Marathon, (FULL,HM & 10K) Killarney (entry €70/€55/€25)

 20 July - Ras na Riochta Adventure Race,Cappanalea @10am (entry €65) 

 20 July - 5K Tralee Ladies RFC Series,Race 4, Tralee RFC@11am (entry €7/€20 series)

 27 July - Little Bo Peep Triathlon, Kenmare

 27 July - 5K & 10K Run/Walk, Glenbeigh (entry €10 for 5K/€20 for 10K)NEW 2013!

Road Races in Kerry 2013 HERE

24 June 2013

Tralee Summer Soltice 10K results

St.Brendan's AC results:
2.Derek Griffin - 37:47

1.  Sharon Cahill - 44:43 (10th overall)
8.  Ann Mc Glynn - 50:36 (22nd overall)
41.Catherine Burke - 62:31(65th overall)
Full results HERE.

23 June 2013


Congratulations to the many St. Brendan's athletes who competed in the Ardfert/Kilmoyley community games.  Here is how they got on over the weekend.

 The county community games finals took place over the weekend of the 22nd & 23rd June 2013.  What a great weekend for Ardfert/Kilmoyley community games!  Due to the bad weather on Saturday the numbers were few but all who took part did very well.  Thank you to the parents who came to An Ríocht in Castleisland waiting to support the children in the community who took part in many events including both track & field.  There were many who made it out of the heats to quarter final stages on Saturday with many getting qualifying for semi-finals & finals on Sunday.  Thankfully the weather was more favourable on Sunday & worked to the advantage of Ardfert/Kilmoyley children. 

First up was Darragh Courtney in the boy’s u14 hurdles, a great race by Darragh & he won the first gold of the weekend by a good 10mtrs.  Next up was the mixed relay u13 who came second to a strong Kenmare team who look very good for the Nationals in Athlone. The team consisted of Ciara McCarthy, Darragh Lowth, Conágh Fitzgerald & Darragh Courtney.   Next was the girls u12 600m & it was a great race there was a great battle on the home straight with Ciara McCarthy fighting all the way to the line with a Rock St. Caherslee competitor & with fierce determination Ciara won the second gold of the weekend!  After that Darragh Lowth competed in the u14 boys 800m, he started off leading from the front & won the race well.  Next were the sprint finals, first up was Ronan Pearce who had a great weekend in the boys u10 200m with a final place of third.  Sadbh Lowth came second in the girl’s u10 100m in a thrilling race.  Finally, Iarla Courtney was in the boy’s u16 100m in what was a closely contested race where there was nothing in it between the top three boys.  Iarla came third in a thrilling final!

Overall Ardfert/Kilmoyley brought home three gold’s, two silver & two bronze. Best of luck to Darragh, Ciara & Darragh in Athlone at the National finals on the weekend of 16th-18th August 2013!!


19 June 2013


Training for the season has now completed & we look forward to seeing you all again in Sept/Oct 2013.  Thanks for your commitment during the year.

Dave, Chris, David, Malik, Artur & Orla

17 June 2013

"Half on the Head" Kerryhead Half Marathon &10K 2013 - results

This was the second year of this Half Marathon (and for the first time it also offered the 10K distance). As usual, for this time of the year, weather conditions included a fair bit of rain and a bit of wind (the usual running conditions for the past 3 years.... ). One of the toughest half marathons in Kerry but one of some very scenic beauty and good organisation, making it one for the diary on an annual basis. 

Top 3 finishers in Half Marathon Men:
1.Ed Murphy (GG)1:16:39
2.Simon Mangan (GG) 1:17:19
3.Derek Griffin (St.Brendan's AC) 1:25:27

Top 3 finishers in Half Marathon Women:
1.Aideew Shinners 1:32:22
2.Caitriona Barry (FFMV) 1:32:58
3.Orla Crosbie 1:34:39

As expected this hilly route attracted a good numbers of runners with St.Brendan's AC represented by 11 athletes in Half Marathon and 1 opting for a 10K challenge.

Half Marathon Men:
Derek Griffin       - 1:25:29 ( 3rd overall) New St.Brendan's AC record!
Dave Moore         - 1:36:41 (15)
Tom Scanlon        - 1:49:12 (49)
Pat Sheehy          - 1:53:49 (59)
Dermot Dillane     - 1:56:33 (76)
Thomas Redmond - 1:57:24 (83)
Artur Nowak        - 2:00:25 (97)

Half Marathon Women:
Nuala Moore   - 1:41:16 (25)(6th Female)
Sharon Cahill  - 1:42:46 (31)
Ann McGlynn   - 1:55:37 (69)
Kirstie Nowak - 2:26:10 (118)

10K Men:
Paudie Dineen - 54:42 (15)

Full results HERE
Some pictures on our FB page HERE and video HERE.
More pics HERE.
Official video from Kerry TV HERE

10K in Tralee - 22 June 2013

On-line Entry: 20Euro HERE

Celebrations after local Open Sports day

16 June 2013

U14-U19 MUNSTER T&F 2013


In comparison to the weather of the previous weekend the u14-u19 athletes of St. Brendan’s competed in very wet & windy conditions.   They travelled all the way to Templemore in Co. Tipperary.  Again many of our athletes achieved personal bests in their many events. Both Lauren O’ Grady & Riadh Malik got pb’s in the javelin with throws of 16.71m & 16.65m respectively.  Riadh got a second pb in her shot putt competition with a throw of 8.24m. 
Darragh Lowth came 2nd his u14 800m final in what was a very close battle & it was only in the final 20m that the race winner pulled away, but a very enjoyable race to the end.  Darragh was 4th in the 200m & was just outside of the medal position.  Eoghan Courtney also came 4th in his 200m with a pb of 23.26sec. 
U14     2nd        Darragh Lowth           800m
U17     3rd        Shane Lowth               400m
U19     1st        Eoghan Courtney        400mH
U19     1st        Michael Grimes           Triple Jump 

Thank you to club coach Shaz Malik & parent Barbara O’ Grady who brought the children on Saturday.  They had a very long day as the weather delayed most events & they didn’t arrive home until late Saturday night.  Thank you to Deirdre Courtney who drove on Sunday but was fortunate not to have as long a day.

Provisional results HERE.

12 June 2013

An Riocht Open Sports - Tuesday 18 June 2013

An Riocht Open Sports on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 from 6:15pm in Castleisland, see details of events below. 

11 June 2013

Kerryhead Half Marathon &10K

This weekend:
"Half on The Head" 

Kerryhead Half Marathon
16 June 2013 @11am (walkers @10am)
Entry: €30 for HM & €15 for 10K
The race will begin outside the Community Centre (at the beach car park).

All participants will receive a customized Tech Running Shirt.
Finishers will also receive a specially commissioned finishers medal.
Details HERE. Last year results HERE.
FB Event page HERE.
Any queries please contact: 


10 June 2013


MUNSTER T&F U9-U11 PAIRED & U12 –U13 2013
Over a very hot weekend many of our St. Brendan’s athletes travelled to Ennis track Co. Clare on Saturday & Sunday 8th & 9th June.  A lot were unlucky to place just outside of the medals.  There were some very good performances with some achieving personal bests.

Darragh Courtney was our only medal winner of the weekend coming second in the u13 60m hurdles.  Darragh was joint third in the high jump with a PB of 1.40m also bringing home a bronze medal, a great improvement on last year & he came fourth in the long jump, a competition which he has not done for a while. A great weekend for Darragh when he got a PB in his shot putt competition of 9.66m. Ali Gardezi competed at his first outdoor track & field competition at Munster level & did really well.

The U10 boys paired duo of Robert Monahan & Jack Shanahan came fourth in the long jump with a combined score of 6.87m.  The u11 couple of Gavin Raggett & Breanndán Walsh placed outside of the medals in their long jump.
Aaron Malik got a pb in the U13 javelin of 19.83m & was unlucky not to medal. This was his first time to enter this competition at Munster level.  Also entering the girls U13 60m hurdles for the first time was Ellen Wallace who made it to the finals but was unlucky not to medal.  Kate O' Shea came fourth in the U13 shot putt with a throw of 8.58m & faced stiff competition in the long jump but was well inside the top 10!

After two very long, hot days the relay competitions were held & whilst our relay teams ran really well they were just outside of the medal positions!

We look forward to the AAI competition on the 20th & 21st July in Tullamore, Co.Offaly! 
Once again thanks to the many coaches & parents who travelled up & helped out over the weekend!
Provisional results HERE and for U9-U11 HERE.  More pictures on our FB page HERE.

Monivea Half Marathon & 5K

Well done to St.Brendan's AC ladies on great results in Monivea Rugby Club race in Galway on 8 June 2013.
We have Nuala Moore finishing 4th in Senior ladies category in Half Marathon distance with time of 1:44:45 (full results HERE) and Mags Hussey in 5K in time of 27:26(full results HERE),
also 4th in O40 category. Impressive results in very hot racing conditions.

Kerry - Club Membership, May 2013

07 June 2013

Kilmoyley 3 miler (5K)

From organisers of: KILMOYLEY 3 MILER:

Tidy Towns Kilmoyley is pleased to announce the hosting of the inaugural Kilmoyley 3 Miler - 5km Fun Run and Walk which will take place on Sunday, June 30th at 12 midday. This will be a timed and measured event but with an emphasis on fun and participation. Registration and the finish line for the run/walk will be at Kilmoyley Community Care Centre. The event will follow a 5km course around the Ring (heading west from the Community Centre to Kilmoyley Church, southwards along the New Road to Lerrig, eastwards past Lerrig Lough towards Lerrig Cross before heading northwards to School Cross and the final dash to the finish line outside the Community Centre). 
The event is open to all ages and abilities and the participation of walkers and families is greatly encouraged.  Race entry for the event is €10 per adult (over 16 – including tee shirt) and €2 per juvenile/child (tee shirt not included). With a few weeks to the event there is ample time to get some training under your belt.
Start and finish at 4k mark on the map above

06 June 2013


St Brendan’s Open Sports 2013
The sun came out for the St. Brendan’s open sports which took place in Ardfert GAA pitch on Monday 3rd June.  The club would like to extend a thank you to both Ardfert Football club & Ardfert Hurling club for allowing us to use the pitch for the day.
Athletes from Kerry were there & they even travelled from counties Limerick, Clare & Tipperary to help make it a successful day!   
For the second year in a row St. Mary’s AC of Rathkeale, Co. Limerick was the overall winners of the best visiting club award.
The results are as follows:


U9 60m                       1st Beth McCarthy                  Kenmare
                                    2nd Caoimhe Cahill                  St. Cronans
                                    3rd Grace Reidy                       Tralee Harriers 

     Speedbounce          1st Caoimhe Cahill                   St. Cronan’s
                                    2nd Beth McCarthy                  Kenmare
                                    3rd Gemma Lawlor                  St. Brendan’s 

     Turbo Jav               1st Caoimhe Cahill                   St. Cronan’s
                                    2nd Ciara Casey                       An Ríocht
                                    3rd Rebecca Lomasney            Listowel 

U10 60m                     1st Sadbh Lowth                     St. Brendan’s
                                   2nd KirbyAnn Ryan                 Tralee Harriers
                                    3rd Grace Carmody                  Marian AC 

        500m                   1st Grace Carmody                  Marian AC
                                    2nd Sadbh Lowth                     St. Brendan’s
                                    3rd Caoimhe Cahill                  St. Cronan’s 

       Long Jump           1st Grace Carmody                  Marian AC
                                    2nd Caoimhe Cahill                  St. Cronan’s
                                    3rd Rachael O’ Sullivan           St. Brendan’s 

U11 80m                     1st Ava Fitzmaurice                 An Ríocht
                                    2nd Rebecca Falvey                 St. Brendan’s
                                    3rd Katelyn Reid                      An Ríocht 

        Turbo Jav            1st Katelyn Reid                      An Ríocht
                                    2nd KirbyAnn Ryan                 Tralee Harriers
                                    3rd Ellie Stack                          Tralee Harriers
    Speedbounce           1st Ellie Stack                          Tralee Harriers
                                    2nd Katelyn Reid                     An Ríocht
                                    3rd Ava Fitzmaurice                 An Ríocht 

U12 80m                     1st Niamh Foley                       St. Mary’s
                                    2nd Holly Meredith                  St. Mary’s
                                    3rd Ciara McCarthy                 St. Brendan’s 

        600m                   1st Niamh Foley                       St. Mary’s
                                    2nd Aoife Currans                    An Ríocht
                                    3rd Ciara McCarthy                 St. Brendan’s 

        Long Jump          1st Niamh Foley                       St. Mary’s
                                    2nd Holly Meredith                  St. Mary’s
                                    3rd Ellie Stack                          Tralee Harriers 

U13 80m                     1st Sophie Meredith                 St. Mary’s
                                    2nd Ruth Courtney                   Spa Muckross
                                    3rd Jasmine Ryle                      Tralee Harriers 

        600m                   1st Sophie Meredith                 St. Mary’s
                                    2nd Jasmine Ryle                      Tralee Harriers
                                    3rd Ellen Wallace                     St. Brendan’s            

       Shot Putt               1st Sophie Meredith                 St. Mary’s
                                    2nd Holly Meredith                  St. Mary’s
                                    3rd Kate O’ Shea                     St. Brendan’s 

U14 80m                     1st Christine McCarthy            Kenmare
                                    2nd Sally O’ Mahony               St. Brendan’s
                                    3rd Lauren O’ Grady               St. Brendan’s  

        600m                   1st Riadh Malik                       St. Brendan’s
                                    2nd Lauren O’ Grady               St. Brendan’s
                                    3rd Sally O’ Mahony                St. Brendan’s 

        Long Jump          1st Sophie Meredith                 St. Mary’s
                                    2nd Christine McCarthy           Kenmare
                                    3rd Sally O’ Mahony                St. Brendan’s

U9 60m                       1st Alex Hennigan                   Spa Muckross
                                    2nd Paddy Falvey                    Tralee Harriers
                                    3rd Jason Casey                        An Ríocht 

      500m                     1st Paddy Falvey                     Tralee Harriers
                                    2nd Alex Hennigan                  Spa Muckross
                                    3rd Kieran O’ Connor              An Ríocht 

      Turbo Jav              1st Ciarán O’ Connor               An Ríocht
                                    2nd Odhran Ferris                    St. Brendan’s
                                    3rd Niall McMahon                  St. Brendan’s 

      Speedbounce         1st Odhran Ferris                     St. Brendan’s
                                    2nd Ronan Dwyer                    MoyCarkey
                                    3rd Paddy Falvey                     Tralee Harriers 

U10 60m                     1st Cian Lynch                         Spa Muckross
                                    2nd Ronan Pearce                     St. Brendan’s
                                    3rd Noah McConway               St. Cronan’s 

        500m                   1st Noah McConway               St. Cronan’s
                                    2nd Cian Lynch                        Spa Muckross
                                    3rd Ronan Pearce                     St. Brendan’s 

        Long Jump          1st Noah McConway               St. Cronan’s
                                    2nd Cian Lynch                        Spa Muckross
                                    3rd Alex Hennigan                   Spa Muckross 

U11 80m                     1st Oisin Enright                      St. Mary’s
                                    2nd Nathan Cremin                  St. Mary’s
                                    3rd Ciarán O’ Sullivan             St. Mary’s 

        Turbo Javelin      1st Jack Greaney                      Gneeveguilla
                                    2nd Nathan Cremin                  St. Mary’s
                                    3rd Christopher Lawlor            St. Brendan’s 

        Speedbounce       1st Shane Óg McGaley            An Ríocht
                                    2nd Séan O’ Connor                 Listowel
                                    3rd Oisín Enright                      St. Mary’s
                                    3rd Christopher Lawlor            St. Brendan’s 

U12 80m                     1st Adam O’ Dwyer                MoyCarkey
                                    2nd Brian O’ Driscoll               Farranfore Maine Valley
                                    3rd Niall Fitzmaurice                Tralee Harriers 

        600m                   1st Donal Daly                         Gneeveguilla
                                    2nd Nathan Cremin                  St. Mary’s
                                    3rd Adam O’ Dwyer                MoyCarkey 

        Long Jump          1st Ciarán O’ Sullivan              St. Mary’s
                                    2nd Niall Fitzmaurice               Tralee Harriers
                                    3rd Earnán Ferris                      St. Brendan’s 

U13 80m                     1st Darragh Courtney              St. Brendan’s
                                    2nd Fergal O’ Brien                  St. Brendan’s
                                    3rd Jack Falvey                        Tralee Harriers 

       600m                    1st Jack Falvey                         Tralee Harriers
                                    2nd Darragh Keane                  Listowel
                                    3rd Fergal O’ Brien                  St. Brendan’s 

        Shot Putt              1st Darragh Courtney              St. Brendan’s
                                    2nd Aaron Malik                      St. Brendan’s
                                    3rd Fergal O’ Brien                  St. Brendan’s 

U14 80m                     1st Ben O’ Dwyer                    MoyCarkey
                                    2nd Trevor Leen                       St. Brendan’s   

        600m                   1st Ben O’ Dwyer                    MoyCarkey
                                    2nd David Fitzgerald               St. Brendan’s 

        Long Jump          1st Darragh Courtney              St. Brendan’s
                                    2nd Aaron Malik                      St. Brendan’s
                                    3rd Brian Foley                        St. Mary’s

U10 Girls                    1st Listowel
                                    2nd St. Brendan’s
                                    3rd Marian AC 

U10 Boys                    1st An Ríocht
                                    2nd Spa Muckross
                                    3rd St. Brendan’s

U13 Girls                    1st St. Mary’s
                                    2nd St. Brendan’s
                                    3rd Spa Muckross 

U13 Boys                    1st St. Mary’s
                                    2nd St. Brendan’s
                                    3rd Listowel 

U12 Mixed                  1st St. Mary’s
                                    2nd St. Brendan’s
                                    3rd An Ríocht 

U15 Mixed                  1st St. Mary’s
                                    2nd Kenmare
                                    3rd St. Brendan’s

To round off the day the very popular family relay took place with 15 families participating!  Our very own head coach David McElligott & family won the family relay shield.  Hopefully they’ll be back next year to retain their title!! 

Gallery of pictures from Open Sports on our FB page HERE.

To round of the day the club had their annual bar-b-q.  This year it was held at the retreat centre by kind permission of the nuns.  There were bouncy castles, plenty of soccer, lots of burgers & ice-creams to be had!! A very enjoyable evening for all who attended after a very busy day.  Looking forward to next year already!