Runners hit the road for first Tom Kelly 8k

St Brendan’s Athletics Club in Ardfert are gearing up for the inaugural Tom Kelly 8K run (TK8K) this Sunday, January 16th, at 9.30am.

Beginning at Ardfert Cathedral, the run will proceed east past Ardfert Quarries and then west past Tubrid Cross before reaching the finish line at Ardfert National School.

The TK8K is being organised in honour of one of the club’s founder members - Tom Kelly of Tubrid, Ardfert, who passed away in 2020.

Tom was the essential club person and was a popular and motivating personality in the community.



Beale GAA Club make every step count

BEALE GAA Club is taking part in the GAA ‘Every Step Counts’ challenge again this year, where locals are being encouraged to clock up as many kilometres as possible by walking or jogging.

The small North Kerry club set the bar high last year as locals from every walk of life donned their shoes to help push their club to the top of the leaderboard in Kerry.

Over a seven-week period in early 2021, they walked and jogged their way into the top 10 ranking of clubs in Munster, and number one in the whole of Kerry.