AAI NATIONAL INDOOR MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016: AAI National Indoor Masters Championships took place in Athlone AIT Indoor Arena on Sunday 20 March 2016. A large numbers of Masters athletes, ranging from O35 to O80 competed in track & field events. St. Brendan’s AC had Ursula Barrett (O35) & Artur Nowak (O45) taking part in a total of 7 events. This was a very successful trip overall for our club duo as both athletes earned medals in both track and field events: Ursula Barrett – silver medals in long jump and 200m. Artur Nowak – gold medal in high jump and silver in 3000m race walk. Ursula also competed in 60m sprint finishing just outside medal position in 4th and Artur finished 5th in both long jump and shot putt. Well done to both athletes on yet another successful competition for them both. ICA CAKE SALE: Ardfert ICA will hold a cake sale on Easter Sunday morning 27 th March at Cúil Mhuire (beside Ardfert Church) after 11am Mass. Lovely treats for Easter available. ARDFERT/ KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: Good luck to the Ardfert/ Kilmoyley Community Games team who will be competing in the U14 Quiz in Castleisland on Good Friday, 25th March at 7.30pm in the River Island Hotel. On March 28th, the Indoor Soccer U13 Girls will compete in Duagh. Best of luck to all teams. Tag Rugby training for the U11 and U14 boys and girls continues on Sunday evenings 4.30pm to 5.30pm in Banna Astro Turf, except for Easter Sunday, March 27th. All welcome to join this fun game. ‘Like’ the Ardfert/Kilmoyley Community Games Facebook page or contact 087-6240295 for further information. KERRY SPORTSHALL INDOOR GAMES 2016: St Brendan’s AC travelled to Milltown this year for the Kerry County Juvenile Indoor Development Games. The Club had 13 athletes attending who all competed very well. They took part in many events including; sprints, standing long jump, speed bounce, shot and relays. The medal winners were: Boys: U9 Sprint 2nd Matthew O’Sullivan, Speed bounce 1st Eoin Malik . U11 Speed bounce 2nd Tom O’Flaherty Relays: U9 2nd Brody Leen, Darragh O’Flaherty, Eoin Malik and Matthew O’Sullivan U10 3rd Zack Walsh, Brody Leen, Darragh O’Flaherty, Eoin Malik and Matthew O’Sullivan. Well done to all the athletes who took part and many thanks to the parents who came and supported them. ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Year of Mercy ~ A Course on Faith by Fr. Sean Sheehy on Wed. March 30th at 7pm. Celtic Spirituality ~ ‘Indoor and outdoor experiences – Part of our Irish tradition.’ ~ Facilitated by Fr. Michael Rodgers, Glendalough ~ Fri. April 8th to Sunday April 10th. Please contact Ardfert Retreat Centre 066 7134276. TRALEE ‘GATHERING’ GROUP COMMEMORATES CASEMENT’S COURAGE: Tionól Mhic Easmainn or The Casement Gathering continues its annual remembrance of the unselfish work of Roger Casement in Ireland and abroad….his courageous efforts to improve and uplift the lives of oppressed people in Africa, in South America agus in Éirinn iathghlas oileánach féin. On Good Friday, 25th March, beginning at 11am, a guided walk will take place from the Banna Strand Car Park to the Casement Memorial and on to McKennas’ Fort (now appropriately called Casement Fort). The walk will be led by the Tionól Chairman, Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair, and the journey, entitled ‘Casement’s Last Walk as a Free Man’, will trace the steps of the 1916 patriot. At 7.30pm on Easter Monday, 28th March, the Gathering’s second session will be officially opened at Meadowlands Hotel by Helen O’Carroll, Curator of Kerry County Museum, and two researchers, Dr Tim Horgan and Brian O’Daly, will speak on ‘1916 – Forgotten Heroes’ and ‘The Wireless Way in 1916’ (& the Cahersiveen connection). A thought-provoking evening with no little discussion is expected to ensue! Agus beidh fáilte roimh chách. Then, three weeks and three days later, at 3pm on Thursday 21st April, and coinciding with the actual date of Ruairí Mac Easmainn’s fated landing at ‘Lonely Banna Strand’, a wreath will be laid in his memory at Casement Fort (McKennas), Ardfert, and an oration will be given by Uachtarán Náisiúnta Chonradh na Gaeilge, Cóilín Ó Cearbhaill. Agus, arís, beidh fáilte roimh an bpobal mór.
Local notes 20/3/16