Not for the first time this summer everything was hot in Tullamore - especially the weather and the competition. Rory McGabhann took both in his stride and with a powerfull new PB of 1.96m he took the gold in the under 18 national high jump. Congratulations to a great competitor and congrats also to Paddy O'Dwyer, the high jump coach. Shay McEvoy clocked 4.07.26 to take second placein the 1500m under 18 - a race which included clubmates Kevin Burns (11th) and James Kearney (19th). Following Rory's gold and Shay's silver Ella Richardson completed the medals with bronze in the [...]
Our distance runners were very much in evidence at the national juvenile track and field championships in Tullamore at the weekend.The club had three runners in the 3000m under 18 race. Shay McEvoy took the seven and a half laps in his stride and had a comfortable lead when crossing the finish line in 8.51.27 to take the gold. Kevin Burns finished 9th and Luke Whelan was 14th. There was another excellent performance from James Kearney who won bronze in the under 18 steeplechase. In the 3000m under 17 Cathal Kearney placed 10th and John Mudowney was 12th. Danny Ring and [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]