ST. BRENDAN'S ATHLETIC CLUB: Congrats to Darragh Courtney of St. Brendan's AC. Two weeks ago he was the recipient of a Munster award in recognition for his achievements in athletics. This was his second year in a row receiving this award. This weekend both Darragh & Jack Hannon competed in the Munster Indoors 2017 at Nenagh. Jack U14 was competing in both the long jump & 60m sprint. It was not to be for Jack this weekend & he placed 5th in a close 60m sprint final. Darragh U17 placed 4th by a fraction of a second in the 60m hurdles final in what was a very tight but enjoyable competition. The top four boys in this event have been neck & neck over the last number of years. Next Darragh was in the high jump where he placed second with a jump of 1.85m, an impressive start to the year where Darragh equalled his indoor pb from last year. Well done & best of luck at the National finals in Athlone.
ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: Well done to our draughts teams who were in action on Sunday 26th February. Our U10 team got a silver medal; the U12 team got a gold medal and will now progress to the Munster final in UL on 2nd April. The U14 team narrowly missed out on a semi final spot. A great day was had by all. Thanks to all the supporters that came along and to the team mentors for giving their time. 
The Girls U15 Futsal team was also in action on Sunday afternoon. This is the first year that our area has had girls teams in U13 and U15 Futsal. The girls were unsuccessful in finishing with medals but the experience has been a good one. Thanks to everyone who travelled to Duagh to support the girls and thanks to the mentor for training the girls.
Training Continues on Monday evening for Tag rugby at Banna Astro Turf pitch. Cost €2. This sport is for both boys and girls. Competition is on 12th March.  
Reminder that Swimming is on Sunday 5th March at Tralee Sports Complex. Please check out our Facebook page for all updates on Community Games events and to send messages.
If anyone is interested in getting involved with Community Games in the Area, please let us know as more helpers/mentors are always welcome!
ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Ardfert Historical Local Lecture Series have finished for this term & will resume in October. 
One-Day Parental Grief Retreat: A spiritual retreat for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age, by any means, no matter how long ago. Sat. 4th March, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm. Call 066 71 25129 or www.emfgp.org to register.
The Faith Prayed: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 8th March,. 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Ardfert Retreat Centre: 066 713 4276
Local notes 27/2/17
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