26 February 2017

Munster Juveniles U13-U19 Indoor Championships 2017

Congrats to Darragh Courtney of St. Brendan's AC. Two weeks ago he was the recipient of a Munster award in recognition for his achievements in athletics. This was his second year in a row receiving this award. 
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This weekend both Darragh & Jack Hannon competed in the Munster Indoors 2017 at Nenagh. Jack u14 was competing in both the long jump & 60m sprint. It was not to be for Jack this weekend & he placed 5th in a close 60m sprint final.
Darragh u17 placed 4th by a fraction of a second in the 60m hurdles final in what was a very tight but enjoyable competition. The top four boys in this event have been neck & neck over the last number of years. Next Darragh was in the high jump where he placed second with a jump of 1.85m
an impressive start to the year where Darragh equalled his indoor pb from last year. Well done & best of luck at the National finals in Athlone. 
Full results HERE.

19 February 2017

Munster Juveniles Indoor Relays 2017

On Sunday, 22 January 2017, St.Brendan's AC went once again on the bus to Nenagh for Munster Juveniles Indoor Relays. We had 16 athletes who travelled and we were able to compete in 3 boys relays (U10, U11, U12) and one girls relay (U12).

There were huge numbers of relays from all over Munster with some large clubs having 
2 relays in each of the age categories. It was good to see other Kingdom clubs competing on the day - An Riocht AC and Lios Tuathail AC.

We did not qualify for finals on this occasion but our young athletes performed to the best of their ability and enjoyed this team event. 
Boys U10 (Brody Leen, Matthew O'Sullivan, Eoin Malik & Darragh O'Flaherty) were the first of St.Brendan's AC teams to compete but the finishing time in the heat was outside of qualifying time for the final.

Next up Girls U12 (Katelyn Leen, Ellie O'Connor, Dara McElligott & Lilly Nowak) were placed in the heat with very strong Leevale AC & Dooneen AC relays and also finished outside qualifying time for the final. This was Dara's official debut in St.Brendan's AC singlet only starting training 2 weeks ago.

Last race before the break for lunch was the turn of the  Boys U12 (Liam Og O'Connor, Tom O'Flaherty, Shane O'Connor & Peter O'Mahony). For the 3rd time St.Brendan's AC was starting from lane 1 and had to chase for the rest of the race. Despite a flawless baton exchange we did not qualify for the final. Special mention to Peter who stepped up to U12 category to compete in this relay.

Last of our relays on the day was Boys U11 (Zach Walshe, Eoin O'Flaherty, Aaron Horgan & Thomas O'Connor). This time we were placed in lane 3 and it was a much better performance from the boys with baton exchange moving smoothly in all 3 zones. Boys did battle to the end but once again it was not enough to qualify for the final. Well done to Thomas on his first relay competition and also stepping up to older age category to field the team.

This was a good day of competition and the club would like to thank all the young athletes for their commitment and team spirit and thanks to the parent for supporting and encouraging the sporting development of these children.  

11 February 2017

Munster U13 - U19 Indoor Championships entry

  • Munster U/13 to U/19 Indoor Championships. Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th February 2017 in Nenagh Indoor Stadium @ 10am. See Timetables here:  Saturday   Sunday.  
  • See Munster Indoor Competition Booklet HERE
  • Closing date for receipt of entries: Midnight on Friday 17th February 2017.      Online Entry Only. 
  • Please contact club secretary on 0877985557 if planning to compete.