Today was a big day in the life of Ciara Deely. It was Day 1 of the World Junior track and field being held in Tampere, Finland. Ciara ran in Heat 2 of the 400m and gave an excellent account of herself as she placed 6th in 54.69 seconds, marginally outside her PB. Congratulations to Ciara and her coach Nicola Barron on this achievement.   

July 08 Round 2 Of National League

If travelling to Belfast for Round 1 proved difficult because of the distance involved, then travelling to Santry for Round 2 should have been considerably easier. But then perhaps it wasn’t the travelling that was difficult. Our four man team on this occasion – Nicholas Dunphy, Luke Whelan, Brendan Hyland and Kevin Burns – gathered a mere 23 points when 123 points might have helped us to stay in the competition.    

July 07 National Bs + Relays 

Another hot day in Tullamore and with it came more hot results for KCH athletes. Top of the joy was the continuing success of the under 14 girls – Amelie Foley,Ella Delahunty, Abbie O’Brien, Orla Kenny and Blaithin Holden – 1st place in the relay final. Not far behind were the fleetfooted under 13 boys – Brian Moore, Danny Ring, Alex Cullen, Sean Young and Ruairin McEvoy – silver in their 4x100m final.

The individual events also brought many excellent achievements – Louie Raggett – 1/high jump with CBP of 1.30m + gold in the long jump. Patrick Lacey also scored twice – 2/long jump and3/60m (8.91). Luke Dunne brought home all-Irelandgold with a PB of 10.04m in the shot. Under 12 girls Ella Wall and Roisin Burns won bronze in their respective long jump and high jump events. Tara McGuire struck gold in the shot with a PB of 8.59. And what about Jennifer Obah – a blistering start in the 100m final saw her cross the finish line to take the gold. Jennifer also placed 4th in the long jump. Yes a great day washad by all. Congratulations to athletes and coaches.   

July 1 The Young Ones Enjoy Tullamore Finals

Our next generation of athletes enjoyed their day in the sun as they competed in the national juvenile finals in a very warm Tullamore stadium. Our oldest athletes in action today were under 13 boys Alex Cullen and Adam Slawinski. Both performed well and establised new PBs. Alex in the long jump,  jumped 4.73m and won bronze. Adam, in the high jump cleared 1.45m and also won bronze. Two great prospects for the future.

Our under 10s really excelled. Paul Millea and Robert Lacey won silver in the 500m Pair final, helped enormously by an outstanding race from Robert. Robert was in action again in the Long Jump where he pairedwith Matais Quaglia. A very good pairing as bothcombined to win silver in the event.  Matais was also in action in the 60m sprint where he paired with Tiernan O’Brien. In the late afternoon all four and relay panelist Charlie Lyons gave a fantastic display and mounted the podium to collect silver medals for their 61.72 seconds run in the 4x100m final. 

The under 9 boys had Tom Henderson and Robert Cullen competing in the 60m sprint final and Long Jump. An excellent run by both boys brought them into 8th place in the 60m. In the long jump a mere 8cms would have brought them into  third place. With Yousef Alfaedy and Patrick Wall they ran the 4x100m. A good run in the semi-final saw them into the final where once again they were great and finsihed 5th – Fifth in Ireland! Well done boys. Our under 9 girls,   Kate Canavan and Ellen Daly, were unfortunate. A reasonable long jump placed them in 9th placein that paired event. Their big event was the 300m. Both ran excellent races, particularly Ellen who was vying for first place as she came tearing down the home straight only to take a trip one meter from the finish line. And so their competition endedsadly. 

The under 11s had boys and girls in action. The boys had Eoin Moore and Oisin Henderson in the 60m. Their combined time for the final was an excellent 19.11 seconds.   With Luke Browne and James O’Brien they qualified comfortably for the 4x100m final where they finished in 7th place. The girls 4x100m  squad – Ruth Crowley, Clodagh O’Callaghan, Aoibhe Quinn and Molly Daly – won the semi-final and following an excellent run in the final were beaten into fourth place – that place, so near and yet so far when All-Ireland medals are at stake.  

Many thanks to our coaches who have worked with all our young athletes during the year. Thanks also to the parents for their valued support. With these excellent results we can look forward to many more great days competition in coming years. 

June 30 Ciara is Junior Champion

Tullamore resembled a bake oven today for the national junior and under 23 championships. Ciara Deely was not influenced by it as she won her heat and final to take the national 400m title. Tom O’Keeffe was also in excellent form to tackle the 5000m in that searing heat. Running well he placed third in 15.21.93. Juveniles making their debut at this level were Shay McEvoy in the 1500m and James Kearney in the 3000m steeplechase. They finished 4th and fifth respectively while Martyna Balcer was8th in the long jump. It was a disappointing day for under 23 athletes, Jack Manning and Callan Byrne. Going well in their respective 200m and 100m heats, both picked up injuries in the finals.

June 24 A – On the Road at The Pink Rock

The Men ruled the roost at The county 10K at the Pink Rock today. the team took first place with James Ledingham and Trust Mtinsi in first and third places respectively. Paul Moran and Mossy Roantree in 11th and 12th completed the team scoring. A further team of Marcus FitzSimons, Pat Purcell, Keith Doyle and Eddie O’Keeffe also impressed. Cathy Millett was first lady home in the over 50 category. She and Marie Cormack were our only female representatives.

June 24 B – And up to Belfast

It was an under-strength team which made its way to the first round of the national league at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast. A total of seven men competed for us in the Premier Division. Jack Manning was in big demand covering the 400m, Discus, 56lbs and 4x100m relay. Brendan Hyland made an excellent mark with victories in the Shot and Javelin. Callan Byrne covered the 100m and 200m. James Kearney placed second in the steeplechase as did Nicholas Dunphy in the Walk. Rory McGabhann in the high jump and Rory Lodge in the 800m completed the team scoring. Finishing with 65 points at the bottom of the table will require a more complete effort in round two. Otherwise, it will be returning to Division one. 

June 23  Manheim, Germany

Ciara Deely put in another fine performance when competing in the 400m under 20 in Manheim, Germany. She placed sixth with the excellent timeof 54.66.

June 16/17 Juveniles in Tullamore

There were many great performances by our juvenile athletes  at a sundrenched Leinster track and field championships in Tullamore. Topping the list was under 13 athlete Alex Cullen with gold in 60m hurdles and long jump. Further double golds were achieved by Jennifer Leahy in 300 hurdles and the high jump and also by JamesKearney who addedthe 3000m steeplechase to his 3km victories. Another outstanding performance  came from under 12 athlete Amelie Foley with bronze in 80m and 200m sprints and silver in the long jump where she landed on 4.90m – one centimetre behind the winner. A welcome development was the number of our athletes who not only competed in the Triple Jump but who also medalled. Harry  Boyle won gold and Orla Kenny and Abbie O’Brien were second and third respectively- all under 14. A further welcome event was the participation of Becky Shannon in the Pole Vault. Clearing 2.20m she won the event. A total of nineteen  individual medals including ELEVEN GOLD was a very good day indeed. 

Some Results

Under 12 Roisin Burns 3/hurdles, Cara Duggan 8/hurdles, Ella Wall 8/long jump, Eva  Cullen 5/hurdles, Patrick Lacey 5/long jump, Louis Raggett 6/long jump.

Under 13 Alex Cullen 1/hurdles, 1/long jump, Adam Slawinski 7/long jump, Danny Ring 4/hurdles, Sean Young 5/long jump.

Under 14 Abbie O’Brien 3/triple jump, 8/200m,  Amelie Foley 3/80, 3/200, 2/triple jump, Harry Boyle 1/triple jump, 5/200, Orla Kenny 2/triple jump, Ella Delahunty 5/triple jump.

Under 15 Luke Dunne 8/shot, 8/800m, 7/long jump, Rachel Leahy 4/80m hurdles, 4/250m hurdles, Tara McGuire 5/250m hurdles.

Under 17 Becky Shannon 1/pole vault, Cathal Kearney 4/3000m, 6/1500m, Jennifer Leahy 1/300hurdles, 1/high jump, John Muldowney 6/3000.

Under 18 Izzy Shine 7/800m, James Kearney 1/3000m, 1/3000m steeplechase, Kevin Burns 4/1500m, Luke Whelan 3/3000m, Rory McGabhann 1/high jump.

Under 19 Ella Richardson 1/1500m, Ciara Murphy 3/1500m.

Under 19 Ciara Murphy 3/1500m, Ella richardson 1/1500m.

June 10 the Little South Run

Brian Maher returned to the scene of former victory for the Little South Run. From the start he pushed on and in 20.10 he was first across the finish line. Victory in the County Novoce Road Race, run as part of The Little South Run went to relative nexcomer, Graham Bourne. Well done you two  for keeping KCH colours to the fore.

June 09  PB in Switzerland

Cliodhna Manning continued her upward path with another fine 400m. This time she had a new  PB – 53.15.  

June 09 Leinster Under 12 & 13 Championships

We had three boys, Brian Moore, Ruairi McEvoy and Sean Young, competing in the 80m under 13. Brian and Sean qualified out of the heats and Brian won silver in the final. His time was 10.96. Brian also placed fith in the 600m where his time was 1.45.28. Blaithin Holden ran the under 12 80m in 11.84 which qualified her for the semi-final but she failed to make it to the final in what was a very competive event. In the 600m under 12 Hannah Quinn clocked 2.03.27 in the girls race while Jamie Cummins had a time of 2.00.14 in the boys race. Patrick Lacey finished fifth in the under 12 sprint with a time of 8.96. In the under 12 high jump Louis Raggett was fifth with 1.25  and Cara Duggan sixth with 1.10. Louis also went in the Shot. His 7.26m placed him sixth.  In the under 13 Adam Slawinski got bronze with 1.35 and Alex Cullen was fifth with 1.30. 

June 09 Mighty Pairs in Tullamore

At the Leinster Pairs competition in Tullamore, there were some mighty performances from our under 9, 10 and 11 boys and girls. There was double gold, in 60m sprint and long jump,  for under 9 pair of Tom Henderson and Robert Cullen. Ryan Farrell and Conor Henderson also did well in the 60m but struck bronze medals with great runs in the 300m. Kara Canavan and Ellen Daly were also in fine form. Competing in under 9 girls they took the gold in the 300m and bronze in the long jump. Mathias Quaglia and Tiernan O’Brien were in fine fettle in the under 10 sprint. A combined time of 18.80 saw them win the gold. Paul Millea 10.03 and Charlie Lyons 10.09 were not far of the pace. Paul Millea also paired with Robert Lacey to take the gold in the 500m with both clocking under 1.40.00. Under 11 Pair, Eoin Moore and Oisin Henderson, placed second in the 60m and fourth in the long jump. Oisin’s time of 8.92 was the second fastest of the competition over the distance. The second under 11 pair of Luke Browne 9.75 and James O’Brien 9.77 were also impressive. Best in the 60m for the under 11 girls was Ruth Crowley with a time of 9.76 while in the 600m Molly Daly had a good time of 1.57.46.  

June 04 Bank Holiday Teams in the Medals

Bank Holiday on the Tullamore track was all about teams. And for KCH it was Team gold, Team silver and Team bronze. On the track and in the field events our athletes performed enthusiastically and with ability resulting in many podium appearances. Some computer glitches meant there had to be recounts to get the accurate results. It can seem a complicated event to newcomers but it is an enjoyable and rewarding event. Being a team event it takes the pressure off the individual. A simple explanation  – each team had four members, each member takes part in two events (sprint, distance, throw, jump) and a relay. the achievements of each athlete is counted, points are awarded leading to the ranking of the teams.   Pride of place goes to our under 15 girls team – Orla Kenny, Abbie O’Brien, Amelie Foley and Ella Delahunty -. All are under 14 and still eligible to compete at under 15 again next year. So full marks to the squad on winning the under 15 team competition. Our under 9 boys team  and under 12 girls team won silver but both had anxious waits as team mentors challenged the original published results, but all were happy with the final outcome. Under 9 boys team- Patrick Wall, Tom Henderson, Yousef Elfaedy, Ryan Farrell. Girls under 12 team – Pia Langton, Hannah Quinn, Roisin Burns, Cara Duggan. Our under 12 boys – Louie Raggett, Jamie Cummins, Patrick Lacey, Bill O’Shea –  were up against some very strong teams. Performing excellently they won the bronze medals. 

Sad story of the day was the outcome for the boys under 10  – Matais Quaglia, Roberet Lacey, Paul Millea, Tiernan O’Brien – . One member reported injured and, down to three athletes, ( travelling without a sub) were ineligible to compete in an official capacity. To prevent them having a wasted journey the other three members took part and performed very well. But lesson learned – Sub should travel!!  

June 03 Toss Takes The Heat

Saturday’s heat turned the Tullamore track into  a sweltering cauldron. However the heat did not impede senior athlete, Toss Hayes, as he made little of the 5000m challenge. Coming home in first place in 15.13.02 he had some thirty-seven seconds to spare over the silver medallist, James Kelly, CastlecomerA.C.

June 01 Day 4 of County T&F

Day 4, the final day of the County Track and Field Championships, took place in Scanlon Park tonight. Day 4 is reserved for junior, senior and master athletes (excepting the juvenile hammer events). But for some F4L members our representation would be practically non existant. Joya Burns was very active competing successfully in a number of events – Likewise Greg Holden and Edwin Harpur. Conor Bolger had a good run to take first place in the 5000m O/35. Conor, with the afore mentioned Greg and Edwin plus Graham Bourne made the 4×400 relay team and won second place. Well done ye few but where were the rest!!!!

Results – Joya Burns 2/200, 2/long jump, 3/100 (senior), 3/shot(masters). Greg Holden 2/200, 3/100 (O/45). Edwin Harpur 1/200, 2/100 (O/55), Conor Bolger 1/5000, Graham Bourne 2/5000(O/35). 

2nd June All Ireland Schools 

Today club mates became rivals as they swapped the KCH singlet for there secondary school singlets for the All Ireland Schools Outdoors Championships in Tullamore. James Kearney took on the Senior Boys 3000m steeplechase finishing in 7th place in 6.44.71, Ciara Deely ran the senior girls 400m finishing 2nd in a time of 54.33, Shay McEvoy and Adam Fitzpatrick club and schoolmates took on the senior boys 1500m Shay was 4th home in 4.04.43 and Adam 7th home in 4.08.9, Lauran Gleeson 6th in the senior girls 100m in 12.35. 

May 25 Another Good Day for KCH

The weather once again proved good for Day 3 of the county track and field. Our athletes also proved good with medals being won in all ages from Robert Cullen, silver in 200m under 9 to Karen Nugent, revisiting her former juvenile speciality – the javelin, who took home silver in the senior event. Top performer on the day was Rory McGabahnn with wins in junior 400 and high jump. It was good to see Daire Murray back in competition with a win in the 1500m under 16. There were 1500m wins also for Cathal Kearney under 17 and Ella Richardson under 19.


Under 9 Robert Cullen 2/200m

Under 10 Robert Lacey 1/300, Paul Millea 2/300, Tiernan O’Brien 3/300, Martha Bergin 2/300, Emma Hogan 3/300. 

Under 11 Molly Daly 1/30, Laura Leahy 2/300.

Under 12 Roisin Burns 2/60m hurdles, Cara Duggan 3/60m hurdles, Patrick Lacey 1/300, Louis Raggett 2/shot, Evan Cullen 2/60m hurdles.

Under 13 Blaithin Holden 1/60m hurdles, Caoinmhe O’Connor 2/60m hurdles, Ella Wall  3/60m hurdles, Alex Cullen 1/60m hurdles, Danny Ring 2/60m hurdles, Sean Young 2/300, Ruairi McEvoy 3/300.

Under 14 Abbie O’Brien 1/triple jump, 2/discus, Conor Byrne 2/triple jump.

Under 15 Rachel Leahy 1/ 80m hurdles, Eleanor Godden 3/1500, Luke Dunne 2/1500, 3/shot.

Under 16 Daire Murray 1/1500.

Under 17 Jennifer Leahy 1/100m hurdles, 2/ triple jump. Cathal Kearney 1/1500, John Muldowney 2/1500.

Under 18/19 Ella Richardson 1/1500, Izzy Shine 2/1500.

Junior Rory McGabhann 1/400, 1/high jump

Senior Karen Nugent 2/ javelin.  

May 27 Deely Does It Again

Competing in the AAI Games in Santry Ciara Deely scored another PB when she clocked 54.68 in the 400m. We look forward to her taking part in the World Juniors in Tampere, Finland.  The competition runs from July 10 to July 15.

May 26 At the Milers Club, Belfast

A number of our junior athletes posted significant times at todays Milers Club event in Belfast. Times as follows:- 800m –  Adam FitzPatrick 1.55.35, Rory Lodge 1.56.51. 1500m  – James Kearney 4.19.72. Mile  – Kevin Burns 4.42.67. 3000m –  Shay McEvoy 8.36.46, Luke Whelan 9.39.25.

May 24 A New PB for Aoibhe

Aoibhe Richardson continues to push ahead. In the NCAA Western Regionals, representing Portland University,  she had a new PB of 33.59 in the 10K 

May 20 Cliodhna Clocks 54

Congratulations to Cliodhna Manning on her victory in the 400m in Loughborough today. Her time of 54 seconds was 1.28 seconds faster than the second finisher Catherine McManus. 

May 20 Gold and Silver Relays in Enniscorthy

It was dull, overcast and cold weather conditions that greeted the large contingent of club members and the their families on this our first visit to the athletic track at The Hub in Enniscorthy. While the weather might be considered a negative for the latter half of May our athletes produced many positives. There were thrills and spills – very little spills actually and what there were could be overlooked given the committment and overall performances of all our relay teams. Our under 9 girls got us of to a good start when they qualified for the final. Next up our under 9 boys,  after a considerable time on the track awaiting the off, had their heat rescheduled when another team arrived on the scene. It didn’t matter much. they won their heat and running excellently in the final they were rewarded with silver medals. And so the day continued with practically all our teams qualifying for their respective finals. Four teams placed first in the finals – Under 10 boys, Under 11 girls, Under 13 boys and Under 14 girls. For the Under 10 boys and Under 14 girls there was added joy as in winning their respective races they set new championship records.    The “unlucky” squads – finishing in fourth place – were Girls Under 10 and Boys Under 14. A special mention is due to the under 13 boys who fielded two teams and getting through to the final by both teams. Well done all and thanks to the  parents for their support of atheltes and coaches.

Relay Panels: 

Girls- Under 9 Kara Canavan, Katelyn Shortall, Sarah Jane O’Shea, Ellen Daly, Hollie Meighan.

Under 11 Ruth Crowley, Laura Leahy, Aoibhe Quinn, Molly Daly.

Under 12 Cara Duggan, Pia Langton, Roisin Burns, Hannah Quinn.

Under 13 Aine White, Gabriela Gerlach Nascimento, Aisling Browne, Emily Smith.

Under 14 Orla Kenny, Abbie O’Brien, Amelie Foley, Ella Delahunty.

Under 15 Rachel Leahy, Jennifer Obah, Tara McGuire, Amelie Foley.

Boys – Under 9 Tom Henderson, Patrick Wall, Conor Henderson, Robert Cullen, Eoghan McMenamin.

Under 11 Eoin Moore, Luke Browne, James O’Brien, Oisin Henderson.

Under 12 James Bergin, Bill O’Shea, Louis Raggett, Patrick Lacey, Dara Behan, Jamie Cummins.

Under 13 (Two Teams from panel) Sean Young, Alex Cullen, Danny Ring, Brian Moore, Luke Phillips, Adam Slawinski, William Nugent, Ruairi McEvoy.

Under 14 Harry Boyle, Conor Byrne, Ned Langton, Sean Young, Danny Ring.


May 19 Silver for Alex in Leinster Combined

Scanlon Park, Loughboy, was the venue for this years Leinster Combined Events championships. This is an event which allows an athlete to experience without too much pressure a variety of activities. Alex Cullen was our sole medal winner. Competing in the under 13 event he placed second. Sena Young was fourth and Adam Slawinski was 6th. For the girls Blaithin Holden was 9th and Caoimhe O’Connor 14th. Three of our under 14 girls took part – Abbie O’Brien 5th and Orla Kenny and Katelyn Hennessy. Tara McGuire was 4th under 15. Hopefully all will be inspired by their participation to pursue multievents in future years. 

May 19  Combined Events in Scanlon Park

Scanlon Park was the venue for this year’s Leinster Combined Events. A number of our younger members tasted this event for the first time and were quite successful. Included in this category were under 13 athletes Blaithin Holden, Caoimhe O’Connor, Adam Slawinski (6th) and Sean Young (4th). Alex Cullen showed his bit of previous experience with a silver medal result. In the under 14 category we had Orla Kenny, Katelyn Hennessyand Abbie O’Brien. The latter finished 5th. Tara McGuire, competing at under 15 level, had an excellent competition where she finished fourth. Well done you multi eventers. 

May 16/19 A+ by Ciara in Leinster Schools 

There were some excellent performances by a number of our athletes at the Leinster Schools track and field finals held in Santry this week. Standing out on its own was Ciara Deely’s victory in the senior 400m. And not just because of the win but the time she achieved 54.99 gives her the qualifying time for the world juniors next July. Other Loreto students to show well were Becky Shannon, 3rd in Intermediate Pole Vault; Annie O’Connor and Ella Richardson  both fourth place finishers in 800m and 1500m respectively.  Another remarkable result was Shay McEvoy for St Kierans taking the senior 1500m title with school mate, Adam FitzPatrick, finishing in second place. James Kearney placed third in the senior steeplechase while in the minor 1100m Tom Lodge had 4th place also for St Kieran’s. Lauren Gleeson, Presentation, finished second in the senior 100m. Rory McGabhan cleared 1.85m in the high jump scoring a fourth place for Kilkenny College. Johnny Collins , CBS, placed sixth in the senior 1500m final.  

May 13 Day 2 Another Day in the Sun

Day 2 of the county track & field championships, in matters of weather and results, proved another day in the sun for our athletes. The weather was good – the results even better. From our under 8s, Jasmine Timmons McEneaney and Michael Ormond both of whom had double silver, to our Ladies O/30 and the many athletes in between the club had a great day. As on Day 1 there were a number of double gold including Mathias Quaglia, Louis Raggett, Harry Boyle and Amelie Foley. But the outstanding athlete on the day was under 17 competitor, Jennifer Leahy, who came away with four individual gold medals. Our Relay squads were also in excellent form winning Under 10, 12 and 14 in both boys and girls relay races.


Under 8 Jasmine Timmons McEneaney 2/ 60m, 2/200m. Michael Ormond 2/60m, 2/200m. 

Under 10 Emma Hogan 2/60m, 3/shot. Mathias Quaglia 1/60m, 1/300m. Charlie Lyons 3/60m, 3/long jump. Paul Millea 3/long jump. Tiernan O’Brien 2/long jump.

Under 11 Laura Leahy 1/60m, 2/300m. Oisin Henderson 1/60m, 3/300m. Clodagh O’Callaghan 3/300m. Eoin Moore 2/long jump, Eoin Hughes 2/long jump (tie).

Under 12 Louis Raggett 1/200m, 1/long jump. Hannah Quinn 1/80m. Grace Delahunty 3/80m. Jamie Cummins 3/800m. Pia Langton 1/500m. Cara Duggan 2/shot. Roisin Burns 1/high jump. Ella Wall 3/high jump.

Under 13 Sean Young 2/200m, 3/long jump. Ruairi McEvoy 3/200m. Blaithin Holden 3/80m. Oisin Marry 2/800m. Niamh Ryan 3/500m. Adam Slowinski 1/long jump. Gabrielle Nascimento 1/high jump. 

Under 14 Harry Boyle 1/ 200m, 1/walk, 2/long jump. Conor Byrne 2/200m, 3/walk. Amelie Foley 1/80m, 1/high jump. Ella Delahunty 2/80m, 2/shot. Ned Langton 2/walk, 3/long jump. Abbie O’Brien 1/shot, 3/high jump.

Under 15 Luke Dunne 1/800m, 3/200m, 3/long jump. Jennifer Obah 3/100m. Giselinda Grcevic 3/400, 3/shot. Tara McGuire 1/high jump.

Under 17 Cathal Kearney 2/200m, 2/800m. Jennifer Leahy 1/ 100m, 1/400m, 1/shot, 1/high jump. Lizzie McGee 2/high jump.

Under19 Ciara Deely 1/100m.

800m Ladies O/30 – 1/ Kate Millea,2/Marie Cormac, 3/Joya Burns. 

May 09 An Honour for Brian 

Congratulations to Brian Maher on being named as the David Buggy Motors Sport Star Award winner for April, an award wellearnedand truly deserved. Thanks for your support.

May 09 Another National Record

At an athletic event in the Tallaght stadium tonight four young athletes wrote a bit of history when they set a new record for the Junior Ladies 4x400m relay. theirtime was 3.44.38. Congratulations and well done to all on the team, especially to KCH team member Ciara Deely. 

May 07  Ladies Shine in Gowran Sun

Our ladies did us all proud at the Leinster Novice and Masters Road Races in a sun-drenched road in Gowran today. Outstanding performers were our O/50s ladies team. Individual first and third places by Niamh Richardson and Cathy Millett respectively. In combination with Irene Henebry and Dympna Kelly, they were first club and first county. The ladies O/35 were not far behind in their achievements. Donna Dowling won individual silver and herself and Barbara Rossiter were early scorers on the county team which placed second. The other team members were Joan Martin, Kate Millea and Joya Burns. 

There was early disappointment for our Novice Ladies to discover they were one short. Not-withstanding they got on with the business and were the first three scorers on the county team that won bronze. Order of finishing was Orla McPhillips 7th, Catriona Muldowney, who earlier in the day ran the Carer’s Race in Kilkenny, 13th and Caoimhe Foley 14th. 

The Master’s Men also showed well and packing closely for much of the race they finished in 6th place. Team members were Conor Bolger 23, Paul Moran 29, Ken Maher 30, Graham Bourne 39 and Ed O’Keeffe 48.   

May 6 Day 1 County Track and Field

What a change the weather makes. The sun shone gloriously and the long winter was forgotten. A large number of our younger athletes performed brilliantly. There were many great individual performances and some lively competition in the relays – the competition not least between  a number of KCH teams in various races. From our youngest medal winners -( Jasmine Timmons, Amelie O’Brien, Michael Ormond, Darragh O’Callaghan, all under 8s) – to our sole Senior medal winner – (Ciara Murphy ) – there were some marvellous results. Among the high achievers was Jennifer Leahy with three individual wins -200m, 300m hurdles and long jump. Double wins were achieved by a number of athletes including Rory McGabhan, Laura Leahy, Amelie Foley and Luke Dunne. Given the enjoyment had by all we look forward to more great competion next Sunday for Day 2 of the county championships. Special thanks to our distance athletes for turning from competing to acting as officials for the day and thus help in the efficient running of the championships. 


Under 8 Jasmine Timmons 3/80m, Darragh O’Callaghan 3/200m, Michael Ormond 2/80m, 2/200m, Amelie O’Brien 1/200m

Under 9 Ryan Farrell 2/300m, Robert Cullen 2/80m.

Under 10 Emma Hogan 2/80m, 2/300m. Matias Quaglia 1/80m, 2/300m. Robert Lacey 3/80m, 1/300. Tiernan O’Brien and Paul Millea 3/300m (tie). Martha Bergin 3/300m. 

Under 11 Laura Leahy 1/80m, 1/long jump, 2/500m. Oisin Henderson 1/80m, Eoin moore 3/80m, Dan Carroll 2/500m, Clodagh O’Callaghan 3/500m. Sarah Richardson 3/long jump.

Under 12 Hannah Quinn 2/long jump, 3/200m. Patrick Lacey 1/80m, 2/500m, 2/high jump. Bill O’Shea 3/500m. Roisin Burns 1/long jump. Ella Wall 2/long jump.

Under 13 Blaithin Holden 1/long jump, 3/200m. Brian moore 1/80m, 3/500m. Danny Ring and Sean Young 3/80m (tie). Sean Young and Ruairi McEvoy 3/500m (tie). Niamh Ryan 2/800m. Alex Cullen 1/high jump. Adam Slawinski 2/high jump. Danny Ring 3/high jump.

Under 14 Amelie Foley 1/200m, 1/long jump. Abby O’Brien 2/200m, 2/javelin. Orla Kenny 1/javelin, 3/200m, 3/long jump. Harry Boyle 1/80m, 2/high jump, 3/500m.

Under 15 Tara McGuire 1/250 jurdles,2/javelin, 3/long jump. Luke Dunne 1/100m, 1/discus, 2/400m. Matteucz Balcer 1/high jump.

Under 16 Jennifer Oboh 2/250 hurdles. Nick Doheny 2/100m, 2/400m.

Under 17 Jennifer Leahy 1/ 300m hurdles, 1/long jump, 1/200m, 3/javelin.

Under 19 Rory McGabhann 1/high jump, 1/400m, 2/100m. 

Senior Ciara Murphy 1/1500m

Relays Girls 1st and 2nd under 11, 3rd under 13, 1st and 3rd under 15

Relays Boys 1st and 2nd under 11, 1st and 2nd under 13, 1st under 15.


May 06  Wind at tonlegaoithe

A strong wind today on the back straight at the Waterford RSC hampered those athletes going for a PB at this tonlegaoithe meet. Nevertheless KCH athletes Ciara Deely and Lauren Gleeson had good times in their respective events. Ciara  clocked 55.14 in the 400m while Lauren had 12.28 in the 100m.

May 5 Irish Milers Club, Greystones

800m Rory Lodge 1.53, Adam FitzPatrick 1.55

1500 Shay McEvoy 3.59, Kevin Burns 4.12, James Kearney 4.19, Ella Richardson 4.52.

April 22 National Road Relays in Raheny

KCH put up a strong challenge in the National Road Relays in Raheny today. The team of Toss Hayes, James Ledingham, Brian Maher and Eoin Everard completed the relay in 38.56 to take the bronze medals. A new look and younger team of Tom O’Keeffe, James Kearney, Shay McEvoy and Kevin Burns tasted the challenge and found it rewarding with a commendable 9th place finish.

April 22   St Senan’s Open T&F

The Track and Field season got underway with the staging of the St Senan’s event. A small cohort of Harriers made the trip to Kilmacow and acquitted themselves very well. Molly Daly was the star performer as she won gold in 80m and 300m under 11 and a third with the under 12 relay team. 

RESULTS- Under 9 Ellen Daly 3/80m, Under 11 Molly Daly 1/80m,1/300m; Under 12 Roisin Burns 3/80m, 3/Long Jump, James Bergin 2/700m, Girls 1/Relay; Under 13 Sean Young 2/100m, 2/long jump, 2/high jump; Under 14 Harry Boyle 2/100m.