ST. BRENDAN’S ATHLETIC CLUB: On Sunday, 24 January St.Brendan’s AC travelled by ​​b​us to Nenagh for the Munster Juveniles Indoor Relays. We had 20 athletes who travelled and we were able to compete in 4 boys relays (U9, U10, U11 & U16) and one girls relay (U11). There were huge numbers of relay teams from all over Munster with some large Clubs having 2 or 3 relays in each of the age categories. ​Boys U9 (Brody Leen, Matt O’Sullivan, Eoin Malik, Pierce Lowth & Darragh O’Flaherty) came second in their heat and qualified for the final. In the final they narrowly missed out ​on bronze medal​s, battling hard to the finish line against Leevale AC A team. Boys U10 (Darragh O’Flaherty, Zach Walshe, Aaron Horgan, Eoin O’Flaherty & Pierce Lowth) came 3rd in their heat but their finish time was outside the top 4 to qualify for the final. Great fighting spirit by the boys to the last few metres. Boys U11 (Liam Og O’Connor, Tom O’Flaherty, Aaron Horgan, Eoin O’Flaherty & Zach Walshe) also finished in 3rd position in their heat but we need to acknowledge that 2 boys in this relay were recruited from U10 age category. Boys U16 (Aaron Malik, Ali Gardezi, Darragh Courtney & Fergal O’Brien) lined up in the final of 4 x 200m against some power houses in Munster athletics – Dooneen AC from Limerick and Leevale AC from Cork. It was a great race to watch with our relay playing catch up from the start but came in 3rd position, winning bronze medals and qualifying for AAI National finals in March. Girls U11 (Katelyn Leen, Ellie O’Connor, Lilly Nowak & Jennifer Harty) had a very difficult task to qualify for the final as there were 17 other relays in this age category with some Clubs having 3 teams. Nevertheless our girls finished 3rd in their heat, but once again our time was not good enough to guarantee a spot in the final, but this day was all about experience and preparation for the rest of the season ahead. It was great to see all the young athletes enjoying the big event like this and we are confident that this will pay a dividend in the months to come this year and in the future. Thanks to all the coaches and parents for traveling to Tipperary and cheering and encouraging our runners. ST. BRENDANS HURLING CLUB AGM is confirmed for Ardfert NS Friday 12th Feb. @8pm. Nomination forms and Proposal forms are available to download from our websitewww.stbrendanshurlingclub.com or can be obtained from Club Secretary Geraldine Delaney. All Nominations/Proposals must be with Club Secretary by Tuesday 9th February 6pm( no later than this date). ​ ​ KERRY HURLING ALL STAR AWARDS NIGHT will take place at The Abbey Tavern on Saturday February 6th. ATLETICO ARDFERT: In tough conditions Ardfert came away with all three points against a resilient Mastergeeha side on their home turf. Shane Griffin bossed the game from midfield & Michael Maloney scored the goals that secured the win. ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: Draughts for the U10, U12 & U14 ​age groups continues in the Ardfert Community Centre, Friday evenings 7-8pm. All new players welcome. Cost €1 per child. Bring along your draughts board and enjoy a great game of draughts. Girls U10 & U13 indoor soccer continues every Friday evening in Ardfert Community Centre 5-6pm. Boys U10 indoor soccer continues in same venue, 6-7pm, Fridays evenings. Shin guards compulsory, Cost €2 per player for both teams. Boys U13 indoor soccer training is on Tuesday evening, 6pm-7pm in Causeway school / community hall. Cost €2 per player- shin guards compulsory. County Competition for the U13 boys indoor soccer is scheduled for Sunday, 7th February. Ardfert/ Kilmoyley ​Community ​Games is seeking those interested in Music Groups and Singing Groups U12 & U16 to represent their community. For competition information contact 086 4070253 or message the Ardfert/Kilmoyley Facebook page. Anyone interested in competing for the ​Community ​G​ames- contact the Facebook page / or ring 0864070253. Art & handwriting 27th February, Music 20th February, and Draughts 13th March. ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: ​Year Of Mercy – A Course on Faith: 12 weekly one-and-a-half hour sessions by Fr. Sean Sheehy. Started Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 and continues weekly each Wed. at 7.00pm. All welcome. Thanksgiving evening to celebrate the gift of married life on Wed. Feb 10th ​at 7.30pm. Contact: Ardfert Retreat Centre 066 7134276.

Local notes 25/1/15
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