Stepping Up to Kerry Sports Academy Hospital Challenge

Stepping Up to Kerry Sports Academy Hospital Challenge

A message from former manager of An Ríocht AC, Hazel Byrne on behalf of the Kerry Sports Academy informs us that the academy members are running a team fitness challenge to raise funds for the Friends of Kerry University Hospital group. “We are looking for people to join our staff and students in taking part…

An Ríocht Grant – More Great News for Castleisland – Cllr O’Connell

An Ríocht Grant – More Great News for Castleisland – Cllr O’Connell

Under the heading above, Cllr. Bobby O’Connell declared himself delighted to have received a call from his colleague, Brendan Griffin, TD Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with special responsibility for Tourism and Sport. Funding of €34,374 for An Ríocht “Minister Griffin confirmed that An Ríocht Athletic Club is to…

Hazel’s Farewell – Search on for New Manager at An Ríocht

Hazel’s Farewell – Search on for New Manager at An Ríocht

An Ríocht Health and Leisure Club manager since September 2017, Hazel Byrne is to leave her post on Wednesday next to take up a managerial position at her former college, IT Tralee. The Co. Wicklow native came to the Castleisland facility to fill the vacancy left by Kate McSweeney who took up a full-time teaching…

Minister Griffin Drops in on An Ríocht Athletic Club

Minister Griffin Drops in on An Ríocht Athletic Club

Management and staff at An Riocht Athletic Club were delighted to welcome Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, TD and local representative, Cllr. Bobby O’Connell to the Castleisland facility on Friday afternoon. Guided Tour An Riocht AC President, Denis Brosnan provided a tour of the facility and a history of the club. Afterwards,…

An Ríocht AC Delighted at Turnout for 10 Miler and 5K Road Races

An Ríocht AC Delighted at Turnout for 10 Miler and 5K Road Races

The Castleisland based An Riocht Athletic Club, in association with Lee Strand, held its eighth annual Kingdom Come 10 Miler and 5K run on Sunday. There was a fantastic turn-out with over 500 runners and walkers of almost all ages taking part across the two events. Support from Far and Wide Athletes and participants travelled…

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…

GOAL Mile / Christmas Day Cheques Presented to Charities

GOAL Mile / Christmas Day Cheques Presented to Charities

The annual presentation of cheques to local charities was held An Ríocht AC recently and the proceeds of the GOAL Mile Christmas morning charity event were distributed. “Christmas is known as the time of giving and that was certainly the case in Castleisland recently as the proceeds of the annual GOAL Mile were presented to…

Run Rudolph Run 5K at An Ríocht AC on Sunday

Run Rudolph Run 5K at An Ríocht AC on Sunday

Even though weather conditions were bitterly cold and wet for most of last year’s Run Rudolph Run Road Race and Fun Run, a starting line-up of 120 people of varying abilities took part and finished. Firmly Established The now firmly established, annual Christmas time event will be held at An Ríocht on the coming Sunday,…

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…

Improved Times and High Spirits in Spite of Rain at An Ríocht Event

Improved Times and High Spirits in Spite of Rain at An Ríocht Event

Almost 400 runners took part in the annual Kingdom Come Run in Castleisland on Sunday last. There were many local and familiar faces present from the surrounding athletic clubs from every corner of the Kingdom, Cork and Limerick. The two events which took place on the day were road races over both 5km and 10…