ST. BRENDAN'S HURLING CLUB: NK U16 FINAL REPLAY: Our U16's will once again face off v Crotta on Thursday night in Abbeydorney GAAunder lights at 7pm. We wish the team & management Tadhg O Sullivan, David Leen & Sean McCrohan the very best of luck & look forward to another exciting encounter. Again we hope for a good show of support for these ambitious hurlers. LUCOZADE SPORT CODES WANTED: If you or any member of your family drink Lucozade Sport please forward the codes to Juvenile Hurling Club Chairman Martin Daly at 0861269828. The codes can be found under the wrapper & we would like if you could text them on to Martin with the hope that we might be able to apply for bottles or kit etc. All help appreciated. (bottles with codes have pictures of kit on them). U12’S & U15’S: Our U12's did very well in Sunday's NK blitz in Ballyduff finishing in second place. The U15's took part in the Tom Healy Memorial 9-a-side tournament last Friday night under lights in Abbeydorney GAA, but were unlucky not to qualify for the next round. DANIEL FOLEY U-13 MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT is due to go ahead this Saturday 18th.
ARDFERT LOCAL HISTORY LECTURE SERIES / Sraith Léachtaí Staire Ard Fhearta: The first of this season’s lectures went ahead last Thursday night at Ardfert Retreat Centre with a very big crowd attending. Tommy O’Connor spoke on ‘Famine times in the Ardfert area’. Forthcoming lecture topics include Roger Casement [Thursday, 20 November], Ardfert on Camera [Thursday, 11 December], the Ardfert Graveyards [Wednesday, 21 January] and the Ardfert Railway [Wednesday, 18 February]. Further details from 087-9706162 or email@example.com There is no formal admission charge to the talks but all attending are requested to give a donation at the door and all money received is given to the Retreat Centre to go towards its upkeep and maintenance. All welcome.
ST. BRENDAN'S ATHLETIC CLUB: Cross Country Day 2. Kenmare was the venue for Day 2 of the Kerry cross country championships and uneven age juveniles, intermediate and master’s athletes had the chance to try out in one of the toughest running events in the athletic season. Building on momentum from last week’s performance in Killarney, St.Brendan's AC had even more athletes this time around with half of the entrants making their cross country debut. First up in the girls U9 was Lilly Nowak who came in 6th overall and won a medal as a result (in younger age categories the first 6 earn a medal). This was a very impressive run over 750m through difficult terrain. Next up was Liam Óg O'Connor in the boys U9, running 750m. Liam Óg was making his debut in cross country at this event and placed well overall. Girls U11 were next, with Daisy Nowak and Sadbh Lowth representing the Club over a 1500m distance which included a steep hill. Both girls finished strong and were placed in the top half of the group. The boys U11 had two newcomers with Donal O'Sullivan and Fiachra O'Connor participating at the 1500 m distance. Both boys finished well with Donal narrowly missing out on a medal with his seventh place overall. Girls U13 had Eimear O'Sullivan representing the club (running in an age category above her own) over 2500m. Eimear ran a fine race and finished eighth overall, which was an outstanding performance. Another first timer for cross country running was Meadbh Pierce who was competing in the Girls U17 age category. This was run over 4000m and entailed running four laps of a challenging course. Meadbh ran an excellent race and finished fifth in her age category. There were also two athletes participating in the Masters category – Kirstie Nowak running her first cross country event over 4000m in the Masters O40 and she earned herself a silver medal. Artur Nowak ran Masters O40 over 7000m and finished fourth in his category. Well done to all the athletes who travelled to Kenmare and especially those who were participating in their first cross country competition.
CLANMAURICE CAMOGIE: Congratulations goes to the local girls Treise Moran, Sinead Mackessy & Aoife Fitzgerald who were members of the victorious Clanmaurice Camogie Team that won the Munster Junior Club Final last Saturday. They now go forward to play the London Champions in 2 weeks time 25th October in the All Ireland Quarter Final. Clanmaurice Camogie Club are seeking financial assistance if you are in a position to do so. Please contact any of your local girls for more information.