Category Archives: Athletics

Crean memorial helps great cause

TWO adventure-loving pals have raised over €10,000 for the Kerry branch of Down Syndrome Ireland throughout their exploits in the great outdoors. Kevin Leahy of the Black Sheep Hostel in Killarney and Blaine Lyne, from Countess Road, raised the cash through the Tom Crean Ultra Marathon, which began in Dingle and headed along Brandon mountain… Continue Reading

Track building work to start by June

THE committee planning the new community athletics micro-track in Killarney has enthusiastically welcomed confirmation that the project is to receive €110,000 in LEADER funding, as revealed by yesterday. The South and East Kerry Community Rural Track Ltd project has been allocated the grant which should be sufficient to bring the project very close to… Continue Reading

Big news for great track plan team

EXCLUSIVE THE news the committee spearheading exciting plans for the development of a state-of-the-art community athletics micro-track in Killarney had been hoping to hear finally came through this evening. The South and East Kerry Community Rural Track Ltd project has been allocated a grant of €110,000 in LEADER funding and that should be sufficient to… Continue Reading

Joe conquers the hills and vales

TOUGH, tenacious and determined athletes from Irish Mountain Runners’ Association took to the hills for the physically demanding Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí Ultra. The route is along a section of the famous Beara-Breifne Way that starts from Kealkill, Co Cork, onto Gougane Barra and finishing at Millstreet. Much of the course is tough, open mountain terrain, forest… Continue Reading

Park run showcases stunning course

WITH, perhaps, the most visually spectacular course in the country – or beyond – over five dozen athletes set a hot pace through Killarney National Park, at Knockreer, for the Killarney Mountain Festival 10k Run. Organised in association with Killarney Valley Athletic Club, Gneeveguilla AC and Alan Ryan’s Hardman Events, proceeds will go the Killarney… Continue Reading