ST. BRENDAN'S AC had 2 girls in U11 and U13 and one competitor in the Senior race.
First of our athletes was Lilly Nowak in Girls U11 contesting 1500m distance in one of the biggest races by numbers competing of the day. Lilly did very well in this race with only a small amount of cross country training.
In Girls U13 representing St. Brendan's AC was Daisy Nowak, tackling 2500m (most of it in one shoe as the other got stuck in the mud), moving up the field as the race progressed and a longer distance is where her strength is.
Last race of the day was the Senior 10000m race and our Club was represented by Artur Nowak. For all these athletes it was a new experience in cross country running at this level.
Training for athletes preparing and competing in Indoor Munster and National competitions (individual and relays) commenced on Wednesday, 9th November in Ballyheigue Sports Hall from 7-8pm (November & December). This training is for registered Club members only. First Indoor competition is on 22 January 2017 – Intercounty Relays. Please contact Club secretary (0877985557) for more info about training or Club membership.

ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: Draughts for Community Games continues in Ardfert Community Centre on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. Please bring own draughts board and €1. Any queries to: 087 6240295.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Self-Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Saturday 19th Nov. 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Betty Garnett 0872498061. Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org
An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesday 22nd Nov. 7.00pm-8.00pm.
Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 23rd Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.
Evening of Reflection & Prayer for Abbeydorney & Kilflynn Parish: Thursday 24th Nov. 7.30pm – 10.30pm.
Bereavement Support Day -"Be Gentle As You walk with Grief": Tess Daughton & Maire G. Stewart, Saturday, 26th Nov. 10.00am-4.00pm. Contact: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net .

ARDFERT HISTORICAL LECTURE SERIES / Sraith Léachtaí Staire Ard Fhearta 2016 / 2017: 
All lectures are held at Ardfert Retreat Centre and while there is no formal charge, all those attending are requested to make a donation at the door to go towards the upkeep of the Retreat Centre. All lectures commence at 8.00p.m. Beidh fáilte roimh ghach éinne. 
Thursday, 8 December: Ardfert video archives
Thursday, 19 January: Stone upon stone: buildings in the Ardfert district
Thursday, 2 February: Agriculture on the Crosbie Estate
Wednesday, 8 March: to be confirmed
 
STRICTLY COME DANCNG by St. Brendan’s Hurling Club: Promises to be a great night of fun at Ballyroe Heights Hotel this Saturday 19th November. Doors open at 7pm for 8pm start. Limited seating available & early arrivals will receive a complimentary souvenir programme. Best of luck to all the dancers taking part on the night & a very sincere thank you to all our sponsors.
 
Local notes14/11/16
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