St. Brendan’s AC had another successful race on 31st July 2016 for their seventh " />

;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px”>St. Brendan’s AC had another successful race on 31st July 2016 for their seventh annual Banna 10km and 5km fun run.   300 athletes ran in ideal running conditions with many enjoying the flat route and scenic views of Banna and the surrounding Ardfert area.  The first man home in the 10km and winner of the Tom O’ Riordan perpetual trophy was Patrick O’ Connor from Cork.  However he faced stiff competition from second place runner Phelim GlynnDunboyne who came in three hundreth’s of a second to take take second place.  In the women’s 10km local female Anna-Meria Costelloe from Kilmoyley & running with St. Brendan’s AC came home in first position with Maggie Carlin also from St. Brendan’s ACtaking second place.  In the men’s 5km Ardfert local Diarmuid O’ Connor came home in 18.17 with Peter Jackson from St. Brendan’s AC taking second place. In the ladies 5km Niamh O’ Sullivan, An Ríocht AC won in a fantastic time of 19.15 with Elke Wolf from Germany taking second place. Thank you to the St. Brendan’s Fit4Life group who provided all the wonderful food, teas & coffee.  It was a welcome sight after the race was over.  Thank you to the many volunteers along the route who gave up their time to steward, and to Centra & Maguires & Co. in Ardfert, Louis Byrne, Spar, Tralee, and The Market Stall, Castleisand.  Looking forward to seeing as many competitors at next year’s competition.  It was great to see so much local support for the race including Club President Patrick O’ Riordan who ran with his grandson Gary.

Results: 

10km Men: 1st Patrick O’ Connor 34.55, 2nd Phelim Glynn 34.58, 3rd John Barrett 36.08

10K Women: 1st Anna-Meria Costelloe 42.32, 2nd Maggie Carlin 44.07, 3rd Suzanne Neilan 44.45. 

5km Men: 1st Diarmuid O’ Connor 18.17, 2nd Peter Jackson 18.28, 3rd Cathal Fitzgibbon      18.41. 

5K Women: 1st Niamh O’ Sullivan 19.15, 2nd Elke Wolf 20.23, 3rd Sasha Brent 20.27. 

Looking forward to seeing as many competitors at next year’s competition.

Full results www.premiertimingsystems.ie

CELEBRATION OF LIGHT: The annual Celebration Of Light in aid of Recovery Haven will take place on Banna beach on Wednesday 3rd August @8pm.  Candles are available in local shops at 3euro each or 2 for 5 euro and will also be on sale on the night in Banna.  All welcome.


SUNDAY MARKET AT ARDFERT COMMINITY CENTRE: second hand book sale from 10.30-12.30pm with proceeds to Kerry Parents & Friends Association. 

MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT SUMMER CAMP  running in Ardfert Community Centre from 8th – 12th August (10:00am – 12pm) for 9 – 13 year olds. Learn to build Android apps such as games, quizzes, SMS apps and more.  Bring your own laptop and if you've got an Android tablet, bring that too to download your apps onto.  Contact Sinéad on 086-8307698.

Local notes 31/7/16
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