AAI T&F CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014: 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 ountback 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), U15 2nd Lauren O’ Grady Discus 27.80m (pb).

ARDFERT RESPONDERS FUNDRAISING TABLEQUIZ: The Ardfert & District Community First Responders will be holding their first ever fundraiser on Friday 8th August at 8.30PM in The Abbey Tavern, Ardfert. Funds raised will go towards the establishment of the scheme for local volunteers to attend medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest, heart attacks, strokes and choking all on behalf of the ambulance service. The responders will attned 999 calls as requested by ambulance control within 6KM of Ardfert Village. A raffle will also take place on the night. Table of four is €20. Please support the initiative. 

BANNA 10K ROAD RACE & 5K FUN RUN: This highly popular event will take place this Sunday August 3rd, which will be its fifth year being held. The organising committee have been working extremely hard over the past few weeks to ensure this year’s run is the biggest and best yet, with chip timing a new addition.  The Banna 10k & 5k run is organised by St. Brendan’s Athletic Club in Ardfert and all money raised is used to fund the Club’s activities during the year. 

Entry for the 5km race is €10 & €20 entry for the 10k. Participants can register online atwww.sportstiming.ie & through St. Brendan’s Athletic Club at www.stbrendansac.blogspot.ie .  Number collection will take place on the eve of the race from 6-8pm at Banna Sea Rescue Unit building in Car Park 2. Registration on Sunday morning of the race will close at 9.15am with the race beginning at 9.30am. 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: – Course in Spirituality starts Autumn 2014 – sharing the Word of God in family and parish life leading to a deeper understanding of our own faith and a willingness to share it with others.  For details tel: 7134276. Email: ardfertretreat@eircom.net .

NA LEANAI CHILDCARE CENTRE Causeway: We are currently enrolling for ECCE (free) Pre-School for Sept 2014/2015.  Also taking bookings for Junior Pre-SchooL. Creche places available for babies/toddlers from 3 months to 6 yrs, openMonday to Friday 7.45am to 6.30pm. CCS subvention & CETS available Phone TeL/Louise on 066-7148898 or call into the Centre.

Local notes 27/7/14
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