Club Notes…Sun 14th May 2017

gneeveguilla_club_notesGneeveguilla Athletic Club:

Lotto: No winner of our lotto 12/05/2017, numbers drawn were 19, 27, 29 &30. Sellers prize winner Mossie Brosnan, €50 Y/T prize winner Margaret Fitzgerald Boherbue, €50 to Ellen Snaith Freemount, €40 each to Tommie Brosnan Bounard, Mark Healy Kicorney & Mary O’ Donoghue Upper coom. Bonus not won numbers drawn were 8, 11, 19 & 30. Next week’s jackpot €4,800 plus €1,000 bonus.

School Sports: The qualifiers for the Kerry County School Sports will be held on Sunday 22nd at 1.00 pm in Knocknagree GAA pitch. National school children from 1st class to 6th will be qualifying for County competition, we will run races for junior infants, senior infants, tiny tots and race for secondary school children. Along with races there will be turbo javelin for 1st & 2nd, long jump for 3td and 4th ,and shot for 6th class. Leaflets have been handed into all schools.

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Club Notes…Sun 7th May 2017

gneeveguilla_club_notesLotto: No winner of our lotto draw 05/05/2017, numbers drawn were 5, 18, 29 & 30. Sellers prize winner : Tom Joe O’ Donohgue, €50 Y/T prize winner Marie O’ Donoghue Clonkeen €50 to Seamus McCarthy The Post office Gneeveguilla, €40 each to Nora hickey Readrinagh, Pat Teahan Coom & Tadhg Collins Gneeveguilla. Bonus not won numbers drawn were 1, 2, 6 & 21. Next week’s jackpot €4,600 plus €1,000 bonu.

Commmunity Games: Jack O’ Leary was a member of community games U14 mixed distance relay team which came 6th in Abbotstown, Co Dublin on Saturday last.

Thank you: A very special thank you to Riocht Track, Healy’s Trophies, Kiskeam GAA, An Garda Siochana and all our helpers who assisted at our Open Sports and with The Jack O’ Keeffe Road Race. Thanks to Jack O’ Keeffe & his wife for their generous sponsorship, thanks to caterers Gala Gneeveguilla & Catherine O’ Riordan Riocht Kitchen. Tim Nelligan of Riocht also deserves a word of thanks. Our club workers ran both of these events without a hitch, it would be hard to find a club who can boast of such. Officials deserving a mention are Andrew & Noreen McCarthy, Shelia O’ Donoghue, Bridgid O’ Riordan, Cormac Hickey, Aeneas O’ Leary, Catherine Kiely, Paddy O’ Donoghue, Michael Lyne, Brid Stack, Aisling O’ Riordan, Robbie Cremin, Josephine Hickey, Eileen Riordan, Caroline Murphy, Michael Culloty, Michael Foley, Garreth Thompson, Michelle O’ Donoghue, Annette O’ Brien, Karen Healy, Michelle Warren, Eileen McSweeney, Michael Casey, Cynthia Daly, Padraig O’ Donoghue, Fiona Real, Seamus Real, Gene Guerin, Thomas O’ Donoghue, Mossy Brosnan, Tom O’ Neill, Tomas O’ Neill, Nealie Warren.

School Sports: Area qualifiers for school sports will be held in Knocknagree GAA grounds on Sunday May 21st at 1.00 pm. All children from 1st to 6th class can take part. Those that qualify will represent this district at the Kerry School Sports competition which will be held in Riocht in early June. Flyers will be circulated to all schools in the coming weeks. We will also hold races for the younger age groups and tiny tots.

Community Games Area Qualifiers: For children in Rathmore & Gneeveguilla Area, qualifiers will be held on Sunday next in gneeveguilla GAA Grounds at 1.00 pm. Those children that qualify will represent their area at the Kerry County Community Games sports which will be held at the ned of June.

Limerick Marathon: Well done to Seamus Murphy won a gold medal in the over
45 category at the Limerick marathon last weekend.

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Club Notes…Sun 30th Apr 2017

gneeveguilla_club_notesGneeveguilla Athletic Club:

Lotto: No winner of our lotto jackpot 28/04/2017, numbers drawn were 18, 21, 26 & 30. Sellers prize Tom Joe O’ Donoghue, €50 Y/T prize winner Cynthia Daly Tureencahill, €50 lucky dip to Maragaret Brosnan Mausrour, €40 each to Derry O’ Sullivan Cue Club Killarney, Mike O’ Keeffe Bounard & Mary Houlihan c/o Mgt Hayes. Bonus not won numbers drawn were 2, 6, 22 & 25. Next week’s jackpot €4,400 plus €1,000 bonus.

Open Sports: Club open sports were held on Sunday April 23rd. A great turnout. Club athletes who did well were, Girls: Regina O’ Shea in U6 soft javelin, Caoimhe Dineen in U7 50m, Aoibheann Vaughan in U8 50m, Miceala Curtin & Kayleigh O’ Leary in U9 turbo javelin, Kate Healy in U10 javelin, Danielle O’ Riordan in U12 Shott putt, U9 girls relay were 2nd, U10 girls relay we had two teams who were 2nd & 3rd, BOYS: Luke Curtin in tiny Tots race, Cathal Thomson in U6 50m, Ethan Real in U7 50m & in 2nd in U7 soft javelin, U7 50m Diarmuid Cronin 3rd & 1st in soft javelin, Conor Moynihan 3rd in U8 50m & 2nd in TJ, Michael O’ Riordan in U9 TJ, Oisin O’ Leary 3rd in U10 60m & 1st in TJ, Eoghan Lyne 2nd in Junior Boys 800m,U9 boys were 3rd in relay. Open Sports Results

Jack O’ Keeffe Road Race: Juveniles from club who did well were Tiny Tots – Jack Dunlea, U7 – Adam Warren, U8 Conor Moynihan, Daniel Carroll & Paddy Hickey, U8 G Avene Vaughan & Sopia O’ Shea, U9 B – Emmett O’ Connor, Daniel McSweeney U9G – Nichole Warren, U10B – David O’ Riordan U10G – Ciara Moynihan, Kate Healy & Eve O’ Shea, U11B – MacAuley Cronin, Adam Carroll U11G: Claragh O’ Connor & Shannon Fitzgerald, U12G – Danielle O’ Riordan & Beth Healy, U13B: Diarmuid Murphy, U14B – Sean O’ Connor. Results

Community Games: Best of luck to Jack O’ Leary who is a member of Kerry Mixed distance U14 team who are taking part in the community games National finals in Dublin Saturday May 6th.

Community Games: The club will be assisting with holding Rathmore / Gneeveguilla Community Games qualifiers for County Finals on Sunday May 14th at 1.00 pm in Gneeveguilla GAA Grounds. Children taking part must be from Rathmore / Gneeveguilla.

Lotto: No winner of our lotto draw 21/04/2017, numbers drawn were 3, 11, 13 & 24. Sellers prize winner: Tm Joe O’ Donoghue, €50 Y/T winner John Murphy Upper Gneeveguilla, €50 to Jerh Dunlea Barna, €40 each to Pat Fleming Mountfalvey, Jerry Murphy Lisheen & Padraig O’ Sullivan Tournonough. Bonus not won numbers drawn were 8, 9, 18 &19. Next week’s jackpot €4,200 plus €1,000 bonus.

Munster Junior & U23 Championships: Congratulations to Amy Cronin, Tomas O’ Neill & Andrew McCarthy who were among the medal winners at the Munster Junior & U23 Championships in Waterford at the week-end.

Lotto: Our jackpot was won on Thursday night 13/04/2017, numbers drawn were 9, 10, 20 & 30. Jackpot winner was Mairead O’ Neill Newmarket. Sellers prize winner Tom Joe O’ Donoghue, €50 Y/T Mary O’ Connell Killarney, €50 David Gleeson Gneeveguilla, €40 Patrick McCarthy Post Office, Beeda Coffey SPX Killarney, Fiadh O’ Connell Mount Scartaglin. Bonus not played. Next week’s jackpot €4,000 plus €1,000 bonus.

Universitites: Another great result from this competition with Mairead O’ Neill winning the hammer throwing over 50M.

Kerry Junior, Senior & Master Championships; Mairead O’ Neill throwing just under 50M in the Hammer won her category – three wins in a week for Mairead, we are sure Mairead has a very successful summer to look forward to.

Munster Road Championships: Held in Currow April 2nd Robert Purcell won the o45.

Open Sports: Club Open sports are on in Riocht on Sunday next April 23rd at 1.00 sharp, There are events from Tiny Tots upwards. Hoping to see a big turnout. €4 entry fee per child which also covers relay entry, relays are boys and girls U9, U10, U11 & U13. Great prizes.

Training: Once school reopens training is back up and running Gneeveguilla Mondays at 7.30pm, Boherbue, Tuesady at 6.30 pm, Barradubh Friday at 6.30 pm. Note there is specials middle distance training in Boherbue on Tuesday evenings at 6.30 pm. Those interested in 800m and upwards should attend.

Best wishes: to Patrick Warren, Donal O’ Sullivan & Christopher O’ Donoghue who all played with Kerry minors on Wednesday last. All were club athletes, easy to see the Athletic training shining out in them. Hope they go on to win the final. Not forgetting two other club members Dara Moynihan Ballydesmond & Sean Meehan Kiskeam who are part of the Cork Minor team.

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Amy Cronin takes Double Gold at Munster U23 Championships

Congratulations to club member Amy Cronin who won two Gold medals at the Munster Junior & Under-23 Track & Field Championships which were held in Waterford on Saturday the 22nd of April 2017.

Amy Cronin


Amy finished first in the 100m and the 200m in the U23 category.

Women 20-23 100 Metre Dash U23
1 563 Amy Cronin 20 Gneeveguilla A C 13.35 NWI

Women 20-23 200 Metre Dash U23
1 563 Amy Cronin 20 Gneeveguilla A C 26.77 1.6

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Results of the Boherbue-Kiskeam 4 mile…Mon 17th Apr 2017

2017_AdvertThanks to everyone who turned out for this years Boherbue to Kiskeam 4 mile road race. We had 122 runners finishing which is just up a bit on last year.

1 19:18 CIOBANU, Sergiu Clonliffe Harriers M 04:49.4
2 19:54 MCCARTHY, James East Cork AC M 04:58.4
3 19:58 O’SHEA, Alan Bantry AC M35 04:59.4
16 23:37 FINN, Carol Leevale AC F 05:54.1
28 25:31 CAHILL, Sharon Riocht AC F50 06:22.6
31 25:55 WOODS, Sharon Mallow AC F40 06:28.6

Full results…

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Kerry Athletics Awards Night

The Kerry Athletics Awards Night was held recently to recognise the achievement of the counties athletes in 2016. The following club members were amongst the recipients…


Shona also won a Silver medal recently when she finished 2nd in the U18 1500m at the National Indoor Championships in Athlone.




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Club Notes…Sun 9th Apr 2017

gneeveguilla_club_notesGneeveguilla Athletic Club:

Lotto:  No winner of our lotto draw 07/04/2017, numbers drwn were 11, 15, 23 7 29.  Sellers prize Paddy O’ Donoghue, 4€50 Y/T Kathleen O’ Callaghan Ballinahula, €50 to Mary O’ Donoghue Upper Coom, €40 to Pat Lenihan Scartaglin, Mary K. Murphy Glencollins Upper & Jimmy Coffey Scartaglin.  Bonus not won, numbers drawn were 3, 17, 20 & 21.  Next week’s jackpot €5,200 , plus €1,000 bonus.  This week’s lotto draw will be held on Thursday night at 11.00 pm.

Kerry Colleges Track & Field:  Held in Riocht on Thursday, Gary Cronin won the senior 100m & 400m, Shona O’ Brien won the Intermediate 800m, Jack O’ Leary won the minor 300m and was 3rd in 1500m, Ben Murphy was 2nd in 1500m minor, Dara Moriarty was very impressive in the 100m minor race.

Irish Intervarsities:  Amy Cronin competed in the 100m, but it was in the relay she shone out taking a bronze medal with the college. Website

Leestrand 5K & 10Miler:  Held in Castleisland on Sunday last, Robert Purcell won the Junior 5K.

Upcoming Events:  Good Friday at 4.00 pm in Riocht, Kerry County Track & Field Championships for Junior, Senior & Masters.  Do support this.  Easter Monday The Jack O’ Keeffe Juvenile  Races in Kiskeam at 12.30, registration in Hall from 11.30, the 4 mile Road Race is on at 2.00 pm Registration from 12.30 pm.  All ages are catered for in both Juvenile races & Road Race. Sunday April 23rd Gneeveguilla AC Open Sports in Riocht Track at 1.00 pm.  Some 6 individual events plus relays for boys & girls U9, U11 & U13.  We have also added in  an U10 relay.

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