ST. BRENDAN'S ATHLETIC CLUB: Munster Senior & Masters Track & Field Championships took place on Sunday 11 June 2017 and the venue was Cork IT track.
St.Brendan's AC had 3 Masters athletes competing in different events ranging from 100m sprint to 800m in track events and from jumps to throws.
Ursula Barrett (W40) was in great form to carry on where she left off after her indoor season and her winning form continued with 3 gold medals in 100m, 200m and Long Jump.
Her winning time in 200m was the fastest in all women's category to add this to her long jump result – also the best jump in all Masters categories.
David Kissane (M60) won 2 bronze medals in 400m and 800m on the track and silver medal in Javelin. Great to see that the new skills and some practice worked well.
Back in action after some break was our current Athletic Club President, Patrick O'Riordan (M65) in flying form, winning gold medals in Long Jump and High Jump. Good to see Patrick back competing. St.Brendan's AC finished the day with an impressive tally of 5 gold medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze. Well done to all athletes for competing in difficult weather conditions.
CAMPA OG-OGRAS: Only a few places remaining on Campa Óg-Ógras Thrá Lí at Cumann Iosaef from July 17th to 21st and Campa Bhaile Uí Thaidhg at Ballyheigue
Community Centre between July 24th and 28th. This is a great opportunity for young people aged 7 to 12 to enjoy a week of fun activities trí Ghaeilge. A trip to Cork will take place on the Thursday. €55 for first child and €50 for second. Breis eolais from Risteárd Ó Fuaráin on 0872194992, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ogras.ie .
IRISH WATER SAFETY swimming classes for school going children will be held in Ballyheigue July 10-15. Enquiries to 087-7730320.
ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: (Bookings & info call 066 713 4276)
A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dan O'Riordan P.P. Castleisland, Sat. 17th June 10.30am-4.30pm.
Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat. 8th July 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Anna O'Donoghue 0879447105. Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org
Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July.
Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love. Preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 0861678027.
FEILE PEIL NA nOG: Feile weekend fast approaching. Players will be traveling by bus to Castlerahan in Cavan on Friday 23rd June. The boys will play 2 matches on Friday evening and the final group game on Saturday morning. Quarter final on Saturday evening and should they progress Semi finals and final are on Sunday. Please return fully completed raffle cards as soon as possible. Draw will take place this weekend.
ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: Athletics competition for those that qualified to represent the area of Ardfert/Kilmoyley will be held at An Riocht, Castleisland over the weekend of June 24th/25th. More information will be posted on Facebook nearer the time. Please follow our facebook page – ardfert/kilmoyley community games – for all the latest news and results from different competitions.
Local notes 11/6/17