Club Notices


Saturday 5th April
Please find attached above the most up to date calendar with some changes. The throws workshop planned for May 4th in Templemore has been changed to two separate nights on April 7th & 9th as follows:
Tues 7th April– Hammer & Shot Workshop Templemore 7-9pm (John O Farrell Hammer & Dave Frattaroli Shot)
Thur 9th April– Javelin & Discus Workshop Templemore 7-9pm (John Sheehan Javelin & Jerry Horgan Discus)
Also please note the there are still places available on the Assistant Coach Course being held in Castleisland Co Kerry on Saturday 11th April. Any coaches interested should register at the link below ASAP.
Development Squad
County squad training will start on Sunday 5/10/2014 from 12 to 2pm. In an Riocht track. Events are Sprints, coach Michael Godley. Long jump/Triple jump,coach Marie Godley. Throws shot and discus, coach Alan O Connor. Rosie Daniels High jump coach will attend on Sunday 12/10/2014. Other events will be schedualed when coach availability is known. All athletes should bring there completed application form €50 registration. Athletes who wish to register but events arent on can use the track for training.Middle Distance athletes will start after the County X Country if finished
Farranfore Mile Dash 2014
Sunday 24th March
Congrats to Fiona Doyle Star of the Laune on her Gold Medal in the 800m today at the All Ireland indoor Championships in Athlone.


The Kerry County Juvenile Indoor Development Games

 The event will take place in the Presentation School Gym, Killarney on Sunday 30th March 2014 @ 11am.
For Athletes born in 2003 – 2006 only (U9 – U12). Any athlete who won an individual medal in the County Juvenile Track & field Championships in 2013 cannot compete in these events

Athletes must be registered with the club to take part in these competitions. Athletes are required to be pre-entered and no entry on the day. (New rule commencing this year)

The events are:
U9 Boys & Girls (Born 2006):     Sprint, Speed bounce, Standing long Jump, Relays
U10 Boys & Girls (Born 2005):   Sprint, Speed bounce, Standing long Jump, Relays
U11 Boys & Girls (Born 2004):   Sprint, Speed bounce, Standing long Jump, Shot, Relays
U12 Boys & Girls (Born 2003):   Sprint, Speed bounce, Standing long Jump, Shot, Relays

Contact Mike Mangan if wishing to take part


County board meeting  Monday 17th Feb. 2014:

Following fixtures agreed

Kerry Awards Night on Friday 21st March in Listowel Arms hotel at 8.30pm

Provisional fixture for Indoor Development Games in Killarney on Saturday 29th March

County Road Race Championships in Killorglin on Sunday 13th April at 11.00am

Juvenile T&F Championships Day1 on Saturday 3rd May in Riocht Track

Primary School Sports on Saturday 24th May in Riocht Track

Juvenile Day 2 & Masters T&F Championships on Sunday 25th May in Riocht.

Feb 2014

I would like to introduce you and Star of the Laune AC to our Cardiac Screening Program for Clubs.

Heartaid provide an on-site Doctor-led Cardiac Screening service to clubs, schools & companies nationwide. Our service is ultimately aimed at reducing the incidents of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) in Ireland and promoting a healthy lifestyle. We provide our service on-site at a time and place that is convenient and currently working with several Athletic Clubs nationwide. You may have read about us in the recent Irish Runner article listen to your Heart? (see attached)

Heartaid screen all senior inter-county GAA teams across Ireland. We screen for the FAI, Connacht and Leinster Rugby, as well as a numerous companies and local sports clubs up and down the country. Heartaid also provide cardiac screening all LAYA Healthcare members nationwide. Our Medical Director is Dr Alan Byrne who was previously Medical Director of the FAI

In accordance with international best practice each Cardiac Screening includes:

. A Personal & Family History Questionnaire

. A Medical Examination with a Doctor

. Blood Pressure measurement

. Obesity Screening

. 12 Lead Electrocardiogram (ECG)

. Consultant Cardiologist review and report

Heartaid’s service is based on the recommendations of the GAA’s Medical Scientific and Advisory Committee and The European Society of Cardiology. In Italy screening is compulsory for anyone competing in sport. They have reduced SADS by 89% over the past 25 years and this is the model we are following.

We would welcome the opportunity to run a screening programme for your players and members.  Each screening takes 25 minutes and we can screen 45 per day. We screen individuals from age 12+. I can send on sample posters and brochures that can help drive awareness etc.

The fee for the Cardiac Screening service: .             70 people @ ?65

.             45+ people @ ?70

.             25+ people @ ?75 .             FREE* *People with Laya health insurance are able to avail of screening for FREE. People with other health insurance may be able to claim a % back at the end of the year.

The recent story in the Irish Independent about the 2012 Meath football captain Shane McAnarney was a condition picked up by Heartaid and it is the very same service we would be offering your club.

I look forward to further contact in due course. Please let me know if you need any more information.

With thanks and kind regards,


Philip Neville – 086 467 3320

Heartaid |(mob) 00 353 86 467 3320 |( (LoCall) 1890 300 333 |*  |

Unit 14 |Westside Centre |Model Farm Road |Cork |and | St Helen’s Wood |Stillorgan |Co. Dublin |

Monday Jan 20th

There will be a Strength & Conditioning workshop taking place on Monday 27th January in the Kenmare Adult Education Centre in Bell Height, Kenmare, Co Kerry. It take place from 7-9pm and is open to all athletes and coaches aged 11+. The cost is €5 payable on the night at registration at 6.45-7pm.

This workshop will be run by S&C expert Joe O Connor. Joe is a lecturer at Tralee IT, has a big history in athletics and was also the head of Fitness & S&C for the Clare Senior Hurling team that won the All Ireland last year. The workshop will be part theory but very practical also. It promises to be a great workshop and will cover the following:
– Periodization of Strength Training
– 6 Phase Strength Training Session for an athlete
– Sample Excercises

For further information please contact RDO Steven Macklin at 0876335565 or