KELLOGG'S GAA HURLING CAMP in Ardfert beginning on Monday July 31st to Friday August 4th. A great week of hurling fun & games. Register online or on the Monday morning.
ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: GROWING OLD GRACEFULLY: A Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham, Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July, Ardfert Retreat Centre. Contact 0667134276.
ENRICH YOUR FAITH: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love. Preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug. 7th-13th, Ardfert Retreat Centre. Contact Helen 0861678027.
ST. BRENDAN'S ATHLETIC CLUB: Congratulations to Aaron Horgan who won Prince of the Beach (U16) at Ballyheigue's Summerfest King of the Beach Run.
KERRY JUVENILES TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: We welcomed 16 Club athletes to compete on the day: Girls: Ashlyn Falvey (U9), Laura Falvey (U10), Lilly Nowak (U12), Daisy Nowak (U14), Rebecca Falvey (U15), Clodagh Donnelly (U16).
Boys: Kevin Horgan (U9), Stephen Shanahan (U9), Max Fitzgerald (U9), Matthew O'Sullivan (U10), Eoin Malik (U10), Darragh O'Flaherty (U10), Eoin O'Flaherty (U11), Rory O'Halloran (U11), Aaron Horgan (U11), Zach Walshe (U11), Tom O'Flaherty (U12).
We started the day on a high with Daisy Nowak winning silver medal in Girls U14 Race Walking at her first time competing in this event. Our next medal arrived with Ashlyn Falvey, when she won gold medal in Girls U9 Long Jump with very consistent efforts. Her older sister, Rebecca also claimed a gold medal in Girls U15 Long Jump.
Boys U11 600m. St. Brendan's AC had 3 boys competing – Aaron Horgan, Eoin O'Flaherty and Zach Walshe. With 60m to go, Aaron accelerated to finish first with Zach in second and Eoin in 5th place. St.Brendan's AC got one more medal in distance running with Clodagh Donnelly finishing 3rd and getting bronze medal in Girls U16 1500m. Our youngsters tried some field events where Eoin Malik make final of Boys U10 Turbo Javelin, Aaron Horgan making top 6 in Boys U11 Long Jump and Lilly Nowak moved up one age category and finishing just outside medal position in 4th place in Girls U13 60m Hurdles. She also managed to finish 6th overall in the Girls U13 long jump. We also had 2 relays teams competing: In Boys U10 (Darragh O'Flaherty, Kevin Horgan, Eoin Malik, Matthew O'Sullivan and Max Fitzgerald (sub) battled hard to finish 3rd and winning bronze medal. Boys U12 category: (Eoin O'Flaherty, Zach Walshe, Tom O'Flaherty, Aaron Horgan and Rory O'Halloran (sub) narrowly missed out on the medal were once again finishing in 4th place. Our second relay on the day was Boys U10 Great effort by both relays!
A special mention to Tom O'Flaherty (U12) who is showing real potential as a multi event athlete as he competed in Shot Putt, High Jump, Sprint, Distance and Turbo Javelin events over the 2 days of competition. Same goes to Daisy Nowak competing in 7 events over the 2 days. St.Brendan's AC would like to thank all coaches and parents who travelled to Castleisland for both days of competition and cheered the athletes on or helped out on the day. Congratulations to Listowel on winning "Best Juvenile Club" for 2017, well deserved. Thanks to Orla, Shaz, Aaron, Ursula, Billy for helping out Kerry Athletics on behalf of St.Brendan's AC. We are taking some weeks off and we will be back for Cross Country training in early September.
BANNA 10K ROAD RACE & 5K FUN RUN goes ahead on Sunday August 6th beginning at 9.30am.
Local notes 16/7/17