Ardert Athletics cel­e­brates 30 years

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS - By FER­GUS DEN­NEHY

IT’S been quite the 30 years for the team be­hind the St Bren­dan’s Ath­letic club in Ard­fert as they cel­e­brate the 30-year an­niver­sary of the clubs’ found­ing.

Founded in 1987 on a foun­da­tion of tremen­dous suc­cess by pre­vi­ous lo­cal clubs, there was im­me­di­ate re­ward for the club after it was awarded 10 ‘Best Club Awards’.

Mun­ster and in­ter­na­tional suc­cess was soon to follow over the years for the club, with Owen McCarthy, Freda Doveran, Joseph O’Hal­lo­ran, Ailbhe Court­ney and Katie O’Rior­dan just some of the in­ter­na­tional ath­letes that the club has pro­duced.

Of­fi­cials say that they are de­lighted with the evo­lu­tion of the club over the last thirty years and are de­ter­mined to con­tinue this trend over the com­ing years; they have launched a new club logo en­ti­tled ‘Athletics For All’ which is aimed at wel­com­ing ath­letes of all abil­i­ties and ages to come and train with the club.

The club will hold an open night for over 18’s in O’Don­nells Bar in Moun­thawk on Saturday Oc­to­ber 14 at 8pm. FÁILTE Ire­land and Kerry County Coun­cil will hold an in­for­ma­tion sem­i­nar in Lis­towel next week for any­one in­ter­ested in pro­vid­ing tourist ac­com­mo­da­tion in North Kerry.

The sem­i­nar will take place on Mon­day next, Oc­to­ber 16, in St John’s Theatre, Lis­towel at 7.30pm.

The event is aimed at mar­ket­ing ad­di­tional ac­com­mo­da­tion for tourists in the North Kerry area through tra­di­tional bed and break­fast fa­cil­i­ties or new ac­com­mo­da­tion mod­els such as AirBnB and ‘pods’.

Mem­bers of St Bren­dan’s Athletics Club in Ard­fert cel­e­brat­ing the club’s 30th birth­day with their brand new logo. Front: Orla Fitzger­ald and Shaz Ma­lik. Back, from left: Pa­trick O’Rior­dan, Deirdre Court­ney, Joanne Duffy, Maria Hor­gan and David Kis­sane.

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