Oct 14 Great PinkRun
Well done to all who took part in the 5K and 10K runs in aid of breast cancer. With 17,000 registered for the run great credit goes to Irene Henebry for her hosting the event and the team she gathered to help at registration and marshalling. Congrats.
Oct 14 Tinryland Four
Toss Hayes and Eoin Everard placed second and third respectively in the annual Tinryland Four Miler. Toss completdthe run in 19.49 while Eoin’s time was 20.04. well done men.
Oct 14 Six to the fore in Castlecomer
Todays summer weather brought joy to all at cross-country Day 2 in Castlecomer. Our new tent got a good airing, even if it didn’t have to worry about rain. Many of our younger athletes enjoyed the day so much that they careered around the fields running much further in their enjoyment than they had run in their races.
Our first numbe ONEr was in race number one – the boys under 7 – with Darragh O’Callaghan taking the gold. Number two came in the girls under 9 when Ellen Daly ran a stormer to leave all the rest behind. Number three was Ellen’s sister Molly who finished strong in the under 11 race. Number four victory went to John Muldowney in boys under 17. A well deserved win for a dedicated young athlete. Win number six followed in boys under 19 with Shay McEvoy showing his usual form. KCH had 1,2,3 in this race as Kevin Burns took silver and Luke Whelan collected bronze. Our final individual gold came in the ladies over 45 with Cathy Millett storming through the field like an athlete of much fewer years. Other individual medal winners not on teams (apart from under 7s and under 9s) were Robert Lacey 3rd under 11 and Marie Cormack 3rd in Ladies O/45. Well done all.
In the team competition the club had two silver – (Girls under 11: 1 Molly Daly, 3 Clodagh O’Callaghan, 14 Kate Maher and 16 Martha Bergin), (Boys under 13: 4 Ruairi McEvoy, 6 Oisin Marry, 7 Sean Young, 9 Patrick Lacey, Luke Phillips) – and one bronze (Boys under 15: 3 Tom Lodge, 10 Joe Kearns, 17 Declan Walsh, 18 Danny Heddon). Our under 11 boys and under 13 girls lost out on team medals by very small margins.
Day 2 Runners:- Under 7 – Darragh O’Callaghan, Darragh Browne; Under 9 – Girls: Ellen Daly, Sarah Jane O’Shea, Sinead Cormack, Ellen cormack, Eabha Hanrahan, Hannah Purcell. Boys: Robert Cullen, Ryan Farrell, Tom Henderson, Daire O’Flaherty, Peter Quinn, Ray Lennon, Subhan Faisal, Tom O’Brien, Bill O’Brien; Under 11 – Girls: Molly Daly, Clodagh O’Callaghan, Kate Maher, Martha Bergin, Laura Leahy, Emily Lauhoff, Lily Ryan, Aoibhe Quinn, Ellie Roantree. Boys: Robert Lacey, Eoin Moore, Luke Browne, Cormac Holden, Rory Hanrahan, Eoghan Hughes, Tommy Duggan, Nick Healy, Hugh Healy, Darragh Donoghue, Paddy Duggan, Azam Faisal. Under 13 – Girls: Roisin Burns, Hannah Quinn, Niamh Ryan, Ellie Maher, Aimie Pieterse, Kyla Byrne, Erica Burke. Boys: Ruairi McEvoy, Oisin Marry, Sean young, Patrick Lacey, Luke Phillips. Under 15 – Girls: Gissie Grcevic. Boys: Tom Lodge, Joe Kearns, Declan Walsh, Danny Heddon. Under 17 – Girls: Ellen FitzGerald. Boys: John Muldowney. Under 19 – Boys: Shay McEvoy, Kevin Burns, Luke Whelan. Ladies O/45 – Cathy Millett, Marie Cormack.
Oct 07 To Be or Not to Be?
Well that is the QUESTION. Are you a club member? Did you compete in the County Championships? If not, did you let the coach that has been training you know that you would not be running? So three questions!!! The ANSWER to all three should be YES.
And so a relatively small number of club members travelled to Ballycurran Cross for Round 1 of the County Kilkenny Cross-country Championships. Those who travelled did themselves and the club proud. With just three teams scoring and gathering 8 points it will take a miracle to get our name on the shield this year. From our under 8s to the under 18s there were excellent performances. Kate Maher took individual gold and led the girls under 10 team into first place. She had great team support from Martha Bergin, Emma Hogan, Lily Ryan, Lauren Skehan and a host of under 9 girls. Robert Lacey was first home in the boys race under 8. Harry Boyle was outstanding for the under 14 boys. All team members made a huge effort and were rewarded with team silver. The third team to medal was the boys under 18. They showed a clean sheet to score 1, 2, 3 and 4. Together for a couple of years now they will be a challenge to any club in the Leinster Finals on 27th October.
Just two KCH ladies contested the over 40s race and they did so in fine style. Supporting each other throughout the race they finished Maria Cormack 2nd, Kate Millea 3rd. (Full Results to follow)
Oct 02 the Battle of the Schools
The Annual Primary Schools cross-country was held in ideal conditions in the Castle Park today. Large numbers turned out to do battle for their schools and in the endeavor to bring home the coveted shields. In the individual scoring St Canice’s were very much to the fore winning five of the six races. For the boys Oisin Henderson, Patrick Lacey and Rory McEvoy were the winners of 4th, 5th and 6th respectively. Ellie O’Carroll 5th class and Emily Smith 6th class scored for St Canice’s girls. The 4th class girls race was won in a very convincing manner by ClodaghO’Callaghan, Gael Scoil Osrai. Both these schools were also to the fore in the team competition. The KCH Shield for best boys’ school was won by St Canice’s who had first team victories in each of the boys races. Gaelscoil Osrai who had first team placings with 4th and 6th classes took the KCH Shield for best girls school. Kilkenny School Project took the honours for 5th class girls. Other schools to gain team medals were St Patrick’s De la Salle – 3rd in 4th class, 2nd in 5th class and 3rd in 6th class; St John of God were 2nd in 4th, 5th and 6th girls races; CBS had 2nd team in 5th class boys. The St Canice’s Credit Union Shield for best overall was presentedto Gaelscoil Osrai.
Thanks was expressed for the use of the castle grounds and for KCH who organised the event. There was praise for Cathal, Senan, Will and John – four students from St Kieran’s College – who set up the course, took the results and tidied up afterwards.
Full individula and team results are on Facebook – Kilkenny City Harriers.
Sept 30 The CC Season is Open
The St Senan’s Annual Open cross-country held in Kilmacow today got the cross-country season up and running. The juvenile shiled was won by host club St Senan’s. KCH had a small but quality representation. Lucy Maher was 7th in under 8. In the U9 races Ellen Daly won gold for the gilrs while Ryan Farrell was 6th in the boys race. Kate Maher and Martha Bergin placed 4th and 8th respectively in the girls under 10 race.
Sept 30 Ducks on the Nore
The annual Duck Race was held on the Nore, between St Francis Bridge and John’s bridge, today. Prizes for the winning ten ducks will be presented this week. The winning cards were sold by Eoin Deely, Mark O’Connell, Ella Richardson, Elena Bakkla, Ruairi, Eobhaand Ultan Hanrahan, James Kovar, Doireann Hogan, Katelyn Hennessy, Charlie byrne and Danny Heddon. Sellers prizes were won by Luke Dunne, Ryan Corcoran, Grainne Molloy and Paul Smith.
Sept 15/16 Much Action on the Roads
There was a glut of races on the local roads over the weekend. Saturday brought us The Medieval Marathon – inclusive of 5K, 10K, 30K half and full. Then on Sunday wehadthe JJ Reddy – again with 5K, 10K, half and full. All times and places available on myrunresults and total timing respectively.
Sept 16 Short Course in Castle Park
The much delayed Short Course CC found a new venue in the Castle Park today. The senior races were preceeded by juvenile races. Darragh O’Callaghan and Darragh Browne were first and third respectively in the under 7 race. Robert Cullen won bronze in the boys under 9 where Patrick Wall was an unlucky participant to get tripped up on entering the finishing chute. Our under 13 relay teams performed well with the girls coming second and the boys taking first and second.
In the ladies 2K Niamh Richardson was the clear winner with Caoimhe Foley getting the silver medal. Other good runs from Cathy Millett, Lisa Collins, Sheila O’Callaghan and Kate Millea ensured thegold medalswere awardedto KCH.
Sept 15 Peter Cruising on US Trail
Peter Lynch started his cross-country campaign for Tulsa Hurricanes with a meet in Joplin, Missouri today. And what a start he made – cruising through the field of runners he place third and led the Hurricanes to victroy while clocking 24.56.2 for the 8Km race.