Jan 18 Alex Medals in Athlone
A small group of our athletes had respite from the winter weather in the beautiful indoor arena in Athlone today. But there was no respite from the competition as there were big numbers competing in these national combined events. Each athlete competed in hurdles, high jump, shot, long jump and finally the 800m. A fine days work for any athlete! Alex Cullen had a fine competition but was down the field with just the 800m to go. Giving it everything he made it his best scoring event – 675 points- giving him a total of 2215 and more importantly a national bronze under 15 medal. This was also a good competition for experienced younger boys – Patrick Lacey and Louie Raggett. Competing in the U14 event they finished 8th and 9th respectively with both having PBs of 1.52 in the high jump and Louie another PB in the Shot – 7.94. Louisa Gilmore and Blaithin Holden competed at under 15 and both had good results – 2116 points for Louisa and 2106 for Blaithin.
Mar 08 Celebrations in The Set
It was a night of celebrations in the Set Theatre at Langon’s as the young and not so young from the club came together to acknowledge the achievements of our athletes during 2018. Vice Chairman Brian Leahy welcomed everyone to the Set, congratulated all the athletes and thanked the coaches and club officials for their dedication throughout the year. He also thanked parents and families of athletes for their valuable support. Our sponsors were also thanked for their generosity. The citations were delivered by club coach, Sean Lynch while the presentations were made through Competition Secretary, May Hutt. Following the presentation ceremony there were eats galore served up by the hotel staff.
Perpetual Awards: Juvenile
U11/12 Cup Louis Raggett, Hacketstown trophy Patrick Lacey, Whitebridge Brian Moore, Dungarvan Harry Boyle, Sean Byrne Shield Martyna Balcer, Bree trophy Ella Richardson, U14 McDonough Cup Amelie Foley, Lynch Shield James Kearney, Versatile award Alex Cullen, Cross Country Cup Tom Lodge, Costelloe Shield Ciara Deely, Achievement Jennifer Leahy, P J Smyth Cup Annie McEvoy, Tommy Deegan Trophy Shay McEvoy.
Senior: Cross Country Nolan Cup Brian Maher, Sean Byrne Shield for Track Eoin Everard, Field Award Brendan Hyland, Achievement Award Cathy Millett, Harry Meighan Cup Ciara Deely.
Achievement Awards: Under 12 – Cara Duggan, Roisin Burns; Under 13 – Blaithin Holden, Sean Young, Danny Ring, Adam Slawinski; Under 14 – Orla Kenny, Abbie O’Brien; Under 15 – Mateucz Balcer, Luke Dunne, Tara McGuire, Rachel Leahy; Under 17 – John Muldowney, Cathal Kearney; Under 18 Luke Whelan, Kevin Burns.
Special Awards – Joya Burns, Aoibhe Richardson.
Medal Winning All-Ireland Teams were also recognised – 2/Boys under 10 (4×100) Relay team, 2/Boys under 13 (4×100) Relay Team, 1/Girls under 14 (4×200) Indoor and 1/Girls under 14 (4×100) Relay team, 3/National Senior Road Relay Team and 3/Boys under 19 cross-country team.
Special medals were presented to the twenty-two under 9, 10 and 11 athletes winners of the Leinster U9-11 Shield and to the seven members of the best club team at the B All- Irelands.
Feb 23 US Students Improve Performance
US students Aoibhe Richardson and Peter Lynch posted PBs today in their respective 3000m races in the National Conference Indoors championships. Aoibhe representing Portland University had a 9.21 in Seattle while Peter representing Tulsa University ran 8.27.84 in his 3000m in Bermingham, Alabama.
Feb 16/17 National Seniors
The National Senior Indoors were held in Abbottstown this weekend. KCH had five athletes involved in the competition. Eoin Everard, having comfortably qualified in Saturday’s semi-final, was set for Sunday’s final. A hitch with the lap counter left him with a major difficulty going into the final lap. Finishing strongly in 3.55.79 he placed second. Greater attention to the lap counter might have seen him closer to the 3.48.58 he posted at the Athlone International on Wednesday. Best of our sprinters was Callan Byrne who finished 6th in the 60m semi-final in 7.05. Ciara Deely, despite being second in her heat, bowed out of the 400m on 56.83. Cliodhna Manning finished 5th in her heat of the 60m (7.77). Jack Manning exited at the heat stages of both his events the 60m and 400m – 4th in the 60m (7.26) and 3rd in 400m (56.83).
Feb 14 Valentine’s Day in Armagh
It was Valentine’s Day in Armagh ( and everyplace else) today but it wasn’t quite St Valentine that was on the minds of those lining u Well done men.p for the 5 mile international road race. Among those on the start line were KCH duo Brian Maher and Toss Hayes. The crossed the finish line with Brian in 41st place on 14.27 and Toss in 45th on 14.29.
Feb 13 Athlone IT Grand Prix
Eoin Everard was our one representative at the International Indoor T&F event at Athlone IT tonight. Eoin clocked 3.48.58 in the 1500m (4.07.58 for the mile)
Feb 10 Leinster Indoor Day 2
Competition on Day 2 of the Leinster Indoors was equally as competitive as yesterdays Day 1. So medalwise coming home with seven medals today was a fine achievement. But it wasn’t just the medal winners. There were many many excellent performances which will give both experience and confidence as the season progresses. The hurdles brought four medals with under 12 athlete Ruth Crowley starting the run with a silver. Dany Ring got silver under 14. And then Rachel Leahy won bronze under 16 followed by Jennifer Leahy with another silver under 18. Just outside medals in the sprint hurdles were four athletes with fourth place finishes – Evan Cullen and Louis Raggett, both under 13; AlexCullen under 14 and Orla Kenny under 15. Patrick Lacey won bronze in the under 13 high jump and Michael Raggett also won bronze in the under 16 long jump. One of the exciting races of the day was the final of the girls 600m under 12. Three girls got away on the first lap leaving Molly Daly at the front of the pursuing pack and this remained until entering the third and final lap when Molly quickly closed the gap and was in third place with 100m to go. Then she battled for and made second place just before the line – a quality performance.
Among the many other good results were Clodagh O’Callaghan 6/high jump, Cormac Holden 6/60m hurdles, Hugh Healy 6/shot – all under 12; Roisin Burns 5/60m hurdles under 13; Blaithin Holden 6/60m hurdles and Sean Young 5/800 – both under 14; Jennifer Obah 6/200m, Eoin Deely 6/high jump and Tara McGuire 6/shot – all under 16.
Feb 09 Peter hs PB in Pittsburg
Peter Lynch marked up another PB at the Gorilla Classic in Pittsburg. Representing Tulsa in the Indoor 3000m he finished in seventh place in 8.29.40.
Feb 09 Leinster Indoor Day 1
Day 1 of theLeinster Indoors at AIT was a busy day with numerous heats in some events. Getting into a sprint final was a major achievement. Top marks then to Molly Daly to win silver in the girls under 12 final. Laura Leahy u12, Grace Delahunty and Hannah Quinn u13, were among those who made it to the semifinals of their respective 60m. Under 15 girls, Orla Kenny and Amelie Foley, and under 16 girls Jennifer Obah and Tara McGuire all qualified for the finals of their sprints. While medals were scarce on the track it was a different story in the field events when four medals were won. Mateusz Balcer was in might form. Clearing 1.75m he took first place in the under 16 high jump – another PB. Alex Cullen also had a PB in the under 14 high jump. He won bronze with 1.40m. Another athlete who shone was Oisin Henderson who cleared 1.27m to win silver in the under 12 High Jump and Oisin also came very close to a medal in the 60m. Clocking 8.77 he was fourth. The fifth medal of the day was won by Louis Raggett – a bronze in the under 13 Long Jump. Well done.
Feb 08 Aoibhe in Seattle
Another great run by Aoibhe Richardson in the Husky Classic in Seattle. Representing Portland College in the 5000m she clocked 16.16.98 for the event.