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Sunday, June 08, 2014

Golf Classic to fund atheltes from Kerry for Rio Olympic bid

An Ríocht Athletic Club are organising a Golf Classic in Castleisland on Wednesday the 11th of June with the aim of raising funds to help two athletes from Kerry reach the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Laura Crowe who runs with An Ríocht AC runs over 800m/1500m and has shown a huge improvement in the last year.

Denis Finnegan who is also from Kerry and now competes with Leevale AC is a national triple jump champion.

More details can be found on this PDF document.


Anonymous said...

From what I know I think Denis is actually also a club member of An Riocht.

I would like to support any Irish athlete that may make Rio...... but......... I Just a few questions on this:

How far off the qualifying standard for Rio are they?

what does the money raised cover?

Are they grant aided from the AAI?

Anonymous said...

Laura Crowe PB 2:00:93. 2012 A standard 1:59:59 B 2:01:30
Denis Finnegan PB 15:55 2012 A 17:20 B 16:85
Neither receive funding as far as I know from the Irish Sports Council
Competition training etc expenses id imagine.