26 July 2014


Athletics Ireland

Day 3 of the AAI track & field championships took place on Saturday 26th July 2014 at Tullamore, Co. Offaly.  St. Brendan’s AC had three athletes in action on the day Riadh Malik, Lauren O’ Grady & Darragh Courtney.  Riadh & Lauren had a nice early start in the morning with both of them throwing very well.  Lauren’s final throw of 27.80m which was a personal best put her into second place. Riadh was unlucky not to medal after having a great competition.  Next up Darragh competed in the javelin but he too was also outside of medal contention but he still managed to throw a personal best. After that Darragh had the high jump competition with himself & another competitor from Ferrybank, Co. Waterford battling for first place.  There was little difference between the two & even on the countback they couldn’t be divided so Darragh was joint first & all-Ireland champion in the high jump competition!
U14     1st (joint)          Darragh Courtney       High Jump 1.55m (pb)  Results HERE
U15     2nd        Lauren O’ Grady        Discus 27.80m (pb)  Results HERE

 Day 3 results HERE.
Well done to all athletes!!

23 July 2014

Run Killarney Marathon 2014

It's become routine at this stage that Run Killarney Marathon will have some changes regarding routes to try to improve the overall experience for runners but also to minimise inconvenience for other people using the National Park and Ring of Kerry. 
This year the Full Marathon had a new starting point and with this also new challenging (up hill) first few miles. Finish line for 10K, Half Marathon & Full Marathon was once again close to the Gleaneagle Hotel.
Another welcome change was delivery of numbers by post, so successful in Dingle Marathon for many years and giving people the option to travel to the event in the morning.
St.Brendan's AC members took part in Half Marathon 13.1M with all 3 running PBs.
Ursula Barrett - 1:41:12 (14th female overall) and improvement of over 6min,
Dariusz Odwazny - 1:44:20 - our newest club member we hope to see him in cross country season,
Catherine Burke - 2:24:51 - second half marathon this year and another impressive time.
Well done  guys! 

Results HERE
Pictures HERE.

18 July 2014

Brandon Bay Half Marathon & 10K 2014

First ever Half Marathon on the beach in Kerry took place on Saturday 12 July, starting at Fahamore in Maharees, close to Castlegregory.
Very good turn out, with 98 peoples competing in Half Marathon and 267 peoples in 10K.
Top 3 Men Half Marathon:
1.Niall O'Herlihy          1:28:17 
2.Éanna Gowran        1:29:41 
3.Vinny Conlon           1:31:40

Top 3 Women Half Marathon:
1.Liz Glover                 1:42:43 
2.Margaret Carlin        1:43:54 
3.Sophie Herrero        1:48:25

Top 3 Men 10K:
1.Aodh O Currain           38:43 
2.Patrick Hayes              38:59 
3.Gerard Fitzgerald        42:00 

Top 3 Women 10K:
1.Grainne O'Donnell      42:31    
2.Clare Keeley               47:43 
3.Katie Legge                49:47

As expected we had runners from St.Brendan's AC in both HM & 10K:
Half Marathon: Pat Sheehy - 1:56:57
10K: Ann McGlynn - 51:42, Joan Reil Burke - 57:38, Eileen Leen - 62:21
Full results HERE

10 July 2014



The county senior T&F took place on Wednesday 9th July 2014 at An Ríocht.  A good night for PJ Galvin who came 1st in the 110m hurdles, 2nd in the high jump & 3rd in the 200m.  Artur Nowak did well too placing 3rd in the high jump.  A long night for Artur as he was competing until 9.45pm in the night!  Well done guys.

06 July 2014


Athletics Ireland

Congratulations to PJ Galvin St. Brendan's only athlete competing at the U23 competition in Cork IT today.  PJ won the high jump event with a jump of 1.95m.  Well done PJ, a great athlete!
Full results HERE.
Clip HERE.