Category Archives: Athletics

Students go for glory in Killarney

SOME of the finest young athletic talent will be on display in Killarney in the coming days when the town hosts the Kerry Schools Cross-Country Championships. The pitch at Knockreer, adjacent to the local authority playground, will be the venue on Thursday, January 18 and the first race is due to commence at 11.30am. The… Continue Reading

Tom makes his mark on the national stage

A KILLARNEY athlete has been honoured on the double at a national level for his exploits in track and field competitions. Tom Doherty was feted at the annual national awards dinner of the Irish Wheelchair Association in Kilkenny on Saturday night following a great season during which he demonstrated his skills in the throwing disciplines.… Continue Reading

Killian and Moire steal the show

SUPER athlete Killian Heery won the gruelling Expert 83km event at Quest Killarney on Saturday in a time of four hours and 40 minutes, beating last year’s winner Dessie Duffywho was last year’s winner. Wonder Woman Moira O’Sullivan won the ladies’ 83km race in a time of four hours and 42 seconds. Quest Killarney, voted… Continue Reading

Endurance athletes take to the hills

Report and photographs: Valerie O’Sullivan KILLARNEY played its part and provided the perfect Autumn day and the perfect location for endurance athletes to enjoy Ireland’s biggest adventure race at the weekend. Quest Killarney offered five different routes, each with its own unique adventure, and they ranged from the Expert (84km), Pro (73km), Dual (65km), Sport… Continue Reading