The annual Lee Strand Kingdom Come 10 Miler and 5k Run will take place on Sunday, April 9th at 11am.
This has grown into a very popular event over the last few years with both the 5k and 10 miler gaining participation numbers.
“The club is delighted to have the support of Lee Strand who have been on board since this event’s establishment,” said An Ríocht AC Manager Kate McSweeney.
Couch to 5k Trainees
“Of course it is the 5k on April 9th that the current batch of Couch to 5k trainees are aiming to be ready for.
“People can now enter from the An Ríocht Facebook page as of March 9th as well as this site https://castleisland10mile.wordpress.com
Entries Fees: Before Race Day, 10 Miler: €20; 5k: €10. On Race Day, 10 Miler: €25; 5k: €12
All participants will receive a medal and souvenir on completion.
For the rest of the month of March An Ríocht is offering a great gym deal for anyone wishing to begin or enhance their fitness regime!
“We are offering three months membership for just €99 – usually €160.
“This membership includes use of our track, gym and relaxation suite. On joining you also receive a free morning group exercise class from Monday to Friday at 9.30am and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7am plus massive reductions on evening class rates.
Two Tone Track Resurfacing
“This year is going to be a monumental one for the club as it’s all systems go for the track to get a complete overhaul.
“On completion of the works, which will take place in May, we will be Europe’s third two tone track and of course Ireland’s first. With this, we are sure to get events of national and international standard held at the grounds.
“It’s a very exciting time for the club but also means that a range of fundraising drives will be taking place. One of these is a fundraising gig which will be held in the River Island Hotel on July 22nd and will hopefully bring a great atmosphere to the town,” said Kate.
The Kilkenny’s Live in Castleisland
Tickets will go on sale next month. With a band Facebook following of 27,518 is sure to be a sell out!
About the Band: A traditional Irish folk and ballad band, The Kilkennys are noted for their dynamic arrangements, energetic performances and charismatic rapport with audiences across the globe.
Picking up the mantle left by acts such as The Dubliners and The Clancy Brothers, the 4 piece group continue to conquer tour circuits in Europe and the U.S. In the past years The Kilkennys have shared the stage with renowned Irish artists such as Shane McGowan, Sharron Shannon and Finbar Furey. Continuing their hectic tour schedule 2016 saw the band perform on the main stage at Milwaukee Irish Fest – the largest Irish Festival in the world.
“The Kilkennys are a great band upholding the Irish Folk/Ballad tradition with a contemporary style. Matching the passion and stories with these songs. The Kilkennys live is a fantastic show,” – Barry Stapleton, Milwaukee Irish Fest.
Band Established by Schoolmates
The band was established between schoolmates and began touring the length and breadth of Ireland in 1998.
In 2008 they decided to name themselves ‘The Kilkennys’ after their beloved home, Kilkenny City. Now based in South East Ireland, the group has evolved through the years and is anchored by founding members: Davey Cashin on vocals, mandolin, banjo, guitar, whistles; Tommy Mackey on bass, acoustic guitar, vocals; Robbie Campion on banjo, guitar, madolin, vocals and newest member Mick Martin, bodhran, uilleann pipes, low whistles, guitar, vocals.
After releasing their live album and DVD ‘Meet The Kilkennys’, Radio and TV appearance soon followed, which included: RTE’s Late Late Show, where they preformed their single ‘Shine on Kilkenny’ – an original song released to coincide with Kilkenny winning All Ireland hurling final for a forth year in a row, a sporting celebration also headlined by The Kilkennys.
The Colour Of Freedom
Their much acclaimed 2014 studio album ‘The Colour Of Freedom’ features a mix of original material and well known ballads like ‘Rocky Road to Dublin’ and ‘South Australia.’
The strong connection between the band and their music is showcased in this album, with compelling musicianship and pristine vocal harmonies.
Seeking to preserve their status for re-introducing Irish folk and ballads to a young audience while capturing the hearts of the more seasoned traditional music lover, The Kilkennys embark on their new show featuring new material, set to be released later in the year.
The bands popularity continues to grow with every energy filled, toe tapping and hand clapping night of entertainment.
An Ríocht Members’ Draw.
The following are the winners of our draw for January and February.
January Draw: €100 Timmy Brosnan, Ballyseedy, Tralee; €50 each to: Lil O’Sullivan, Scartaglen; Michael Fitzgerald, Riverside Drive, Castleisland and Thomas Fitzgerald, Sandville, Castleisland.
February Draw: €100 Samantha Riordan, St. John’s Park, Castleisland. €50 each to: Denis Brosnan, Cahernard, Castleisland; Mary Mahony, Camp, Castleisland and Catherine Griffin, Castleisland
If you would like to join the draw and avail of the athletic track you can take out yearly membership which is €60.
This can be paid in a lump sum or €5 a month by Direct Debit. This entitles you to entry in the monthly draw and use of the athletic track. The first prize is €100 and three €50 each month, with a first prize of €1,000 in June and December.
For an application form please call into An Ríocht and you can pick one up at the reception desk.
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