An Ríocht AC 50/50 Draw Results and Couch-to-5k is Back on Track

An Ríocht AC 50/50 Draw Results and Couch-to-5k is Back on Track

Centra Castleisland Manager, Jim Healy hosted the latest gathering of the An Ríocht 50/50 Fundraising Draw for the re-surfacing development of the perimeter walk area of the town park facilities. Frank O’Sullivan from the Scart side of Dromulton emerged as the winner of the €412 prize on offer. Next week’s draw will be held at…

An Ríocht AC 50 /50 and the Two Katies in a Row 

An Ríocht AC 50 /50 and the Two Katies in a Row 

Last week’s winner of the An Ríocht AC 50/50 fundraising draw was Katie Prendiville and this week’s was another Katie, O’Donoghue and both from the Cordal side of the parish. Katie Prendiville won €406 last week and her cheque was collected at Phil Horan’s by her mom, Marian. Draw host Catherine Horan pulled Katie O’Donoghue’s…

Athletes Back on the Road for An Ríocht AC 5k Road Race Series

Athletes Back on the Road for An Ríocht AC 5k Road Race Series

An Ríocht AC will host the Coillte 5k Road Race Series 2022, spread over three Friday evenings in August and September! The races with take place on August 26th. September 2nd and 16th and all with 7pm starting times. The races will start on Castleisland’s Main Street and finish on the club track. The route…

Athlete Shane Brosnan’s Progress on Track in America

Athlete Shane Brosnan’s Progress on Track in America

Earlier this year we had good reason to mention the progress made by American teenager and promising athletics star, Shane Brosnan. Shane, whose dad is from Cahernard here in Castleisland, keeps posting impressive indicators of the promise he holds. At the end of last January he posted a third place finish in the High School…

Tarring of Town Park Path Will Continue When Funds Become Available

Tarring of Town Park Path Will Continue When Funds Become Available

Work began early last April on the leveling, resurfacing and ‘tarmacing’ of part of the town park walk. The development was widely welcomed by members of the local community and, naturally, the question is when will the rest of it be done. The area on the western front of the pavilion at An Ríocht to…

An Ríocht Athlete and Munster U-20 Champion Signs Up for Harvard

An Ríocht Athlete and Munster U-20 Champion Signs Up for Harvard

Last July, a New Jersey, USA based athlete with strong Castleisland connections ran for An Ríocht AC in Templemore and he won the Munster U-20 3000m at the meeting. Shane Brosnan is a son of the Cahernard born, New Jersey domiciled Seamus Brosnan and a grandson of Denis and Catherine. Membership of An Ríocht AC…

Parents’ Association Seeking Talks with Mart on Telecommunication Mast Siting

Parents’ Association Seeking Talks with Mart on Telecommunication Mast Siting

The parents’ association of Muire Gan Smál Primary School is to seek an urgent meeting with the bord of Castleisland Co-Op Livestock Mart to discuss its decision to accept a proposal by the company known as Vantage Towers Ltd.  to go to the planning stage for a 24metre telecommunications pole / mast on its grounds.…

Shane Brosnan Munster U-20 and All American Champion

Shane Brosnan Munster U-20 and All American Champion

It’s in the field of local athletics that we find one of the finest examples of the seanfhocal ‘briseann an dúchas trí shúile an chait.’ Shane Brosnan, age 16, is the son of Castleisland native, Seamus Brosnan. He lives in West Orange, New Jersey and runs with his local Union Catholic High School there.  He’s a…

Photograph Lost – Photograph Found – Who’s in It – Who Owns It?

Photograph Lost – Photograph Found – Who’s in It – Who Owns It?

I got a message last evening from a considerate Becky Ellis who found the attached moment in local history and time while strolling along the river walk on Thursday. “Hi I found this lovely photo today while walking at the riocht – around twelveish,” said Becky. “I believe it might be special to somebody. Could…

Lee Strand and An Riocht Family Fun 5K Challenge  

Lee Strand and An Riocht Family Fun 5K Challenge  

Lee Strand has teamed up with An Riocht Athletic Club to get everyone in Kerry fit and healthy over the next six weeks. Get your family together and progress from walking to running a virtual 5k at your own pace during the May bank holiday weekend. Irish International athlete Shona Heaslip will be on hand…