Ardert Athletics celebrates 30 years
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.