19 February 2017

Munster Juveniles Indoor Relays 2017

On Sunday, 22 January 2017, St.Brendan's AC went once again on the bus to Nenagh for Munster Juveniles Indoor Relays. We had 16 athletes who travelled and we were able to compete in 3 boys relays (U10, U11, U12) and one girls relay (U12).

There were huge numbers of relays from all over Munster with some large clubs having 
2 relays in each of the age categories. It was good to see other Kingdom clubs competing on the day - An Riocht AC and Lios Tuathail AC.

We did not qualify for finals on this occasion but our young athletes performed to the best of their ability and enjoyed this team event. 
Boys U10 (Brody Leen, Matthew O'Sullivan, Eoin Malik & Darragh O'Flaherty) were the first of St.Brendan's AC teams to compete but the finishing time in the heat was outside of qualifying time for the final.

Next up Girls U12 (Katelyn Leen, Ellie O'Connor, Dara McElligott & Lilly Nowak) were placed in the heat with very strong Leevale AC & Dooneen AC relays and also finished outside qualifying time for the final. This was Dara's official debut in St.Brendan's AC singlet only starting training 2 weeks ago.

Last race before the break for lunch was the turn of the  Boys U12 (Liam Og O'Connor, Tom O'Flaherty, Shane O'Connor & Peter O'Mahony). For the 3rd time St.Brendan's AC was starting from lane 1 and had to chase for the rest of the race. Despite a flawless baton exchange we did not qualify for the final. Special mention to Peter who stepped up to U12 category to compete in this relay.

Last of our relays on the day was Boys U11 (Zach Walshe, Eoin O'Flaherty, Aaron Horgan & Thomas O'Connor). This time we were placed in lane 3 and it was a much better performance from the boys with baton exchange moving smoothly in all 3 zones. Boys did battle to the end but once again it was not enough to qualify for the final. Well done to Thomas on his first relay competition and also stepping up to older age category to field the team.

This was a good day of competition and the club would like to thank all the young athletes for their commitment and team spirit and thanks to the parent for supporting and encouraging the sporting development of these children.  

11 February 2017

Munster U13 - U19 Indoor Championships entry

  • Munster U/13 to U/19 Indoor Championships. Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th February 2017 in Nenagh Indoor Stadium @ 10am. See Timetables here:  Saturday   Sunday.  
  • See Munster Indoor Competition Booklet HERE
  • Closing date for receipt of entries: Midnight on Friday 17th February 2017.      Online Entry Only. 
  • Please contact club secretary on 0877985557 if planning to compete.

22 January 2017

National Juveniles Combine Event Championships 2017

Jack Hannon of St.Brendan's' AC finished in excellent 4th position on Saturday, January 2017 in National Combine Events Championships in Athlone, missing by 16 points on medal position in Boys U14 category.

Full results HERE.

21 January 2017

Munster Juvenile Relays 2017 info

  • Bus leaving Ardfert Medical Centre at 8:00 am sharp, travel time around 2hrs
  • Competition start at 11:00am
  • Approx. return time 6pm (depending on competition) 
  • Please text club number 0877895557 if you intend to travel by car or bus (specify how many adults and kids)
  • Entry to Nenagh Olympic track is (usually) €5 for Adult and athletes are free
  • Singlets or t-shirts required when competing - please bring with you if you have one. Spare singlets, provided by the club will be available as well.
  • Please bring: set of warm clothes as there is no heating inside the track, shorts or running leggings, St.Brendan's AC t-shirt for warm up and to wear so can be easily spotted in the crowd, packed lunch, some fruit, drink - no fizzy drinks or crisps! 
  • Don't bring large amount of money or any expensive equipment (tablets, e.t.c) - coaches and helpers are not responsible for personal items
  • Inside track there is a small shop with tea, coffee, water, isotonic drinks, sandwiches and snacks.
  • If using video cameras or close up photography - please register you name with Munster officials on the day - AAI policy. 
  • Order of relays for St.Brendan's AC:
1. Boys U10  4x100m
2. Girls U12  4x100m
3. Boys U12  4x100m

after break
4.  Boys U11  4x100m

Finals after all heats finished.

15 January 2017

Munster Masters Indoor Championships 2017

Munster Senior and Masters Indoor Championships took place on Sunday, 15 January 2017 in Nenagh Indoor track.
St.Brendan's AC had 2 athletes in Masters categories: Ursula Barrett in O40 competing in Long Jump and 200m sprint and Artur Nowak in O45 competing in Shot Putt, Weight for Distance and High Jump.

Ursula first event on the day was long jump and after winning this competition last year, setting new Munster record in Long Jump in O35 category, she didn't disappoint this year and won gold again comfortably.
She follow this up with a great performance in 200m, setting new Munster record for O40 category and collecting a second gold medal on the day.

 Artur started the day with Shot Putt, finishing second in O45 category. It was much better in the next 2 events where he won gold medals in Weight For Distance (56lbs) and another in  High Jump, making this 4th year in a row.

It was a great day of competition and solid performance from St.Brendan's AC athletes, getting medal from each event they were competing in. 

Full results HERE.

14 January 2017

Munster Juveniles U9-U12 Indoor Championships details

Munster U/9 to U/12 Indoor Championships. Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th February 2017 in Nenagh Indoor Stadium @ 10.30am. 
See Munster Indoor Competition Booklet here.

Closing date for receipt of entries: Midnight on Friday 27th January 2017. Online Entry Only.
Please contact club secretary if planning to compete.