Sports Shorts

Westport triathlon is creeping up soon

Places on the Pulse triathlon club Westport triathlon on Saturday July 16 are filling up fast and you had better act soon to book your place in this exciting event. The triathlon is not a privately organised event, but is a not for profit club event and Pulse triathlon club hopes to encourage a number of first time triathletes to take part in the competition. The route is a 750m swim along The Quay pier, a 22.5km cycle — most of which is coastal out past Murrisk and back, and finishes with a 5km run from the pier head into Westport House grounds and back. The Atlantic Coast Hotel has sponsored a prize for the entry draw and the event lends itself to newcomers to the sport, rather than the elite. You can register at

Breaffy camogie

A celebration evening to mark the achievements by all who played camogie for Breaffy in the past has been arranged for August 28. All past players are invited to attend. For more information contact Elsie McTigue on 094 9021932 by July 8.

Sea kayak race this weekend in Killala

Moy Canoe Club is hosting a major sea kayak race in Killala Bay tomorrow (Saturday ). It is the first of its kind in Mayo with only four having been run nationally last year. Sea kayak racing is an up an coming sport and the race is being run to promote sea kayak racing and sea kayaking in general along the north Mayo coast which is one of the most spectacular in the country from a sea kayaking point of view. Full details of the event can be found on the Atlantic Challenge Facebook page. Moy Canoe Club is also running a free come and try it kayak session in conjunction with Killala Festival Committee for any one interested in trying kayaking/canoeing at Killala Pier tomorrow at 12 noon. For more information contact Michael Gallagher on 087 2118998.

FAI introduction to goalkeeping coach education course

The Football Association of Ireland is holding a FAI introduction to goalkeeping coach education course in Milebush Park, Castlebar, on Saturday September 17 from 9am to 5pm. Participants must attend all modules of the course in order to qualify for certification. Course fee is €40. This course is limited to 30 participants so book early to avoid disappointment. Participants must have completed Kickstart 1 to participate on this course. Coaches will receive an FAI introduction to goalkeeping certificate of attendance as part of the national coaching development programme. For further course details and registration call Paul Byrne on 0868579678.


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