Category Archives: Athletics

Irish Olympian Jerry Kiernan Has Died at 67 – RTÉ News

Irish Olympian Jerry Kiernan Has Died at 67 – RTÉ News

The RTÉ news website has announced the death of the Brosna born international athlete and commentator, Jerry Kiernan at the age of 67. He represented Ireland at the 1984 Olympics and later became one of our foremost commentators on athletics on RTÉ radio and television. “A long-distance runner, the Listowel native represented Ireland at the 1984… Read more…

Full Road Closure It Is on College Road While Resurfacing Lasts

Full Road Closure It Is on College Road While Resurfacing Lasts

In spite of a cast iron – if you’ll pardon the unpardonable – guarantee to Cllr. Charlie Farrelly at the weekend that a full road closure would not be put in place on College Road this week, the road is as fully closed as it can be this evening. The surface of the road has… Read more…

Flat and Fast Route for Sunday’s An Ríocht 10K/5K Road Race

Flat and Fast Route for Sunday’s An Ríocht 10K/5K Road Race

There’s a bigger than usual entry in already for this Sunday’s An Riocht AC Kingdom Come 10 Miler Road Race and Couch to 5K Run through and around Castleisland. The chip-timed event has become one of the highlights for the athletes of this and many other clubs around the country. Personal Bests Posted The 10… Read more…

Goal Mile on Christmas Morning – The Last An Ríocht AC Event of the Year

Goal Mile on Christmas Morning – The Last An Ríocht AC Event of the Year

After a hectically busy year on track and field, An Ríocht Athletic Club has just one major outdoor event left before they can unwrap plans for 2019. On the morning of the great, worldwide unwrapping frenzy, people in the general Castleisland area will meet on Christmas morning at An Ríocht’s pavilion and exchange the greetings… Read more…

An Ríocht AC Autumn 5K Road Race Series Well Supported

An Ríocht AC Autumn 5K Road Race Series Well Supported

The popular, autumn 3 x 5K series of road races returned to An Riocht in Castleisland on 29th August and ran for three Friday evenings since. There was a fantastic attendance on all three nights with big numbers turning out to compete. Very Well Supported “People came from all corners of the county and beyond… Read more…

Kerry Athletes on Irish Team for European Triathlon Championships

Kerry Athletes on Irish Team for European Triathlon Championships

Four Kerry athletes will represent Ireland in the 2018 ETU European Triathlon Championships in Strathclyde Country Park in Motherwell to the south east of Glasgow next weekend. Co. Mayo native, Castleisland resident, Majella Diskin and Suzanne O’Sullivan from Currans will be joined by Paudie and Caroline Murphy from Tralee for the August 9th to 11th.… Read more…

Castleisland Youth Cycling Initiative to be Launched

Castleisland Youth Cycling Initiative to be Launched

A beginners’ cycling series to encourage young people to take it up as a leisure or sporting option will start with a skills night on Monday, July 2nd. at the Library Car Park in Castleisland at 7.30pm. Currow Cycling Club These events are organized by the Currow Cycling Club and will cover basic bike handling… Read more…

Races Charity Presentation 2018 Worth €7,680 to Local Causes

Races Charity Presentation 2018 Worth €7,680 to Local Causes

Castleisland Race Committee had great pleasure in presenting cheques to the various beneficiaries of the proceeds of the fund-raising associated with the recent race festival. Local Charities Benefit First up was Castleisland and District Social Club which received €500 toward its Christmas party for the elderly. Scoil Muire Gan Smal received €2,080 as a result… Read more…

Gold and Silver Moments at Charity Cheque Presentations

Gold and Silver Moments at Charity Cheque Presentations

There were gold and silver moments at last night’s charity cheque presentations by Castleisland Races Committee at Tom McCarthy’s Central Bar. Members of the Kerry Stars Special Olympics team and mentors were guests of the committee and were also recipients of a cheque for €2,000 from the proceeds of the town’s recent racing festival. Golds… Read more…

Flash Junior Making a Name for Himself in US Athletics

Flash Junior Making a Name for Himself in US Athletics

Shane Brosnan (13), son of Castleisland native Séamus Brosnan and grandson of Denis ‘Flash’ Brosnan recently ran in the USA-TF Indoor Track and Field National Championship in New York. After a hard season he qualified for the finals in both the U-14 800M and 1500M. Accidentally Spiked Despite having a bloody leg from being accidentally… Read more…

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Category Archives: Athletics

Irish Olympian Jerry Kiernan Has Died at 67 – RTÉ News

Irish Olympian Jerry Kiernan Has Died at 67 – RTÉ News

The RTÉ news website has announced the death of the Brosna born international athlete and commentator, Jerry Kiernan at the age of 67. He represented Ireland at the 1984 Olympics and later became one of our foremost commentators on athletics on RTÉ radio and television. “A long-distance runner, the Listowel native represented Ireland at the 1984… Read more…

Full Road Closure It Is on College Road While Resurfacing Lasts

Full Road Closure It Is on College Road While Resurfacing Lasts

In spite of a cast iron – if you’ll pardon the unpardonable – guarantee to Cllr. Charlie Farrelly at the weekend that a full road closure would not be put in place on College Road this week, the road is as fully closed as it can be this evening. The surface of the road has… Read more…

Flat and Fast Route for Sunday’s An Ríocht 10K/5K Road Race

Flat and Fast Route for Sunday’s An Ríocht 10K/5K Road Race

There’s a bigger than usual entry in already for this Sunday’s An Riocht AC Kingdom Come 10 Miler Road Race and Couch to 5K Run through and around Castleisland. The chip-timed event has become one of the highlights for the athletes of this and many other clubs around the country. Personal Bests Posted The 10… Read more…

Goal Mile on Christmas Morning – The Last An Ríocht AC Event of the Year

Goal Mile on Christmas Morning – The Last An Ríocht AC Event of the Year

After a hectically busy year on track and field, An Ríocht Athletic Club has just one major outdoor event left before they can unwrap plans for 2019. On the morning of the great, worldwide unwrapping frenzy, people in the general Castleisland area will meet on Christmas morning at An Ríocht’s pavilion and exchange the greetings… Read more…

An Ríocht AC Autumn 5K Road Race Series Well Supported

An Ríocht AC Autumn 5K Road Race Series Well Supported

The popular, autumn 3 x 5K series of road races returned to An Riocht in Castleisland on 29th August and ran for three Friday evenings since. There was a fantastic attendance on all three nights with big numbers turning out to compete. Very Well Supported “People came from all corners of the county and beyond… Read more…

Kerry Athletes on Irish Team for European Triathlon Championships

Kerry Athletes on Irish Team for European Triathlon Championships

Four Kerry athletes will represent Ireland in the 2018 ETU European Triathlon Championships in Strathclyde Country Park in Motherwell to the south east of Glasgow next weekend. Co. Mayo native, Castleisland resident, Majella Diskin and Suzanne O’Sullivan from Currans will be joined by Paudie and Caroline Murphy from Tralee for the August 9th to 11th.… Read more…

Castleisland Youth Cycling Initiative to be Launched

Castleisland Youth Cycling Initiative to be Launched

A beginners’ cycling series to encourage young people to take it up as a leisure or sporting option will start with a skills night on Monday, July 2nd. at the Library Car Park in Castleisland at 7.30pm. Currow Cycling Club These events are organized by the Currow Cycling Club and will cover basic bike handling… Read more…

Races Charity Presentation 2018 Worth €7,680 to Local Causes

Races Charity Presentation 2018 Worth €7,680 to Local Causes

Castleisland Race Committee had great pleasure in presenting cheques to the various beneficiaries of the proceeds of the fund-raising associated with the recent race festival. Local Charities Benefit First up was Castleisland and District Social Club which received €500 toward its Christmas party for the elderly. Scoil Muire Gan Smal received €2,080 as a result… Read more…

Gold and Silver Moments at Charity Cheque Presentations

Gold and Silver Moments at Charity Cheque Presentations

There were gold and silver moments at last night’s charity cheque presentations by Castleisland Races Committee at Tom McCarthy’s Central Bar. Members of the Kerry Stars Special Olympics team and mentors were guests of the committee and were also recipients of a cheque for €2,000 from the proceeds of the town’s recent racing festival. Golds… Read more…

Flash Junior Making a Name for Himself in US Athletics

Flash Junior Making a Name for Himself in US Athletics

Shane Brosnan (13), son of Castleisland native Séamus Brosnan and grandson of Denis ‘Flash’ Brosnan recently ran in the USA-TF Indoor Track and Field National Championship in New York. After a hard season he qualified for the finals in both the U-14 800M and 1500M. Accidentally Spiked Despite having a bloody leg from being accidentally… Read more…

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