ST. BRENDAN’S ATHLETIC CLUB: Four St. Brendan’s athletes made the journey to Cork CIT track last weekend 18th & 19th June, where the Munster Track & Field competition was taking place this year. Although the club’s representation was small there were some great performances. The standard of competing was excellent with the Kerry squads training paying off for our St. Brendan’s athletes. The bad weather didn’t stop these athletes from bringing home a haul of 8 Munster medals.
The bad weather didn’t stop these athletes from bringing home a haul of 8 Munster medals. For the second year running Darragh won the high jump even though he was under pressure as he had also been called for the triple jump. As a result he had to complete all six of his triple jumps straight after finishing the high jump! He then had an opportunity to beat the Munster record in the high jump but although he was very close he was unlucky not to beat it! Aaron qualified in both the discus & javelin as field events allow the top four athletes to represent in Nationals. This Munster competition has seen a huge improvement for our athletes who can be very happy with their performances. We can’t wait to see what the AAI competition will bring over the summer!
Lauren O’ Grady U17 1st Discus 28.10m, 3rd Hammer 32.85m
Riadh Malik U17 3rd Discus 24.54m
Darragh Courtney U16 1st High Jump 1.85m, 2nd 250m Hurdles, 2nd Triple Jump 11.37m, 3rd 100m Hurdles.
Aaron Malik U16 3rd 250m Hurdles, 4th Discus 33.40m, 4th Javelin 33.32m
Congratulations also to Darragh Courtney for being selected to the Tailteann Games in the Intermediate high jump.
ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: Congratulations to all the athletes who took part in the County Athletics Competition in An Riocht, Castleisland on June 11th and 12thlast. Well done to Aaron Malik on winning gold in the U16 discus, Liam Og O'Connor who won silver in the U10 hurdles and Darragh Courtney who came 4th in the U16 200m. Aaron will now represent Kerry at the National Finals in Athlone in August. Congratulations to our 3 competitors in the long puck competition on Wednesday, June 15th in Tralee. Well done to Fiachra O'Connor who came in 2nd place. Well done again to Darragh Courtney on winning the high jump final last Friday June 17th in Castleisland. He will be representing Kerry in the National final in Athlone in August also. For further information please like our Facebook page or contact 0864070253
GRAVEYARD MASSES: Dates of Graveyard Masses: Friday 8 July: Blessing of graves at 7pm in Ardfert Church graveyard and at 7.30pm in the Cathedral Graveyard followed by Mass at 8 pm in the Abbey (New) Cemetery. Friday 22 July at 8 pm in Reilig Naomh Erc (Kilmoyley New Graveyard).
Local notes 19/6/16