Today was All-Ireland day for some of our cross country runners in Abbottstown, Co Dublin. Shay McEvoy continued his excellent form to take first place in the boys 6000m under 18. With Kevin Burns 25, James Kearney 51, John Muldowney 65, Cathal Kearney 83 and Luke Whelan 100 the club team were fourth. The same team contested the junior event with Shay placing 7th and the team coming ninth. Annie McEvoy was also in determined mode from the start of the girls under 18 race. Finishing 7th she led the county team to first place and collected a further gold as [...]
Our ladies gave a good account of themselves in todays 10 mile county championships held in conjunction with the STOOK. Catriona Muldowney, clocking 1.10.55, was first Kilkenny lady home and led the KCH team into first place. Cathy Millett in 1.12.19 was second lady home and also had the distinction of first over 50. Lisa Brennan, 5th in 1.15.16, completed the first team. Other finishers included Kate Millea 1.17.18, Oonagh Guilfoyle 1.26.46, Anne Marie Shortall 1.35.39,Louise O'Reilly 1.42.55 and Martina McGrath 1.59.15. In the men's race Graham Bourne was in excellent form and completed the run in 1.03.22. The team [...]
The KCH banner added to the colour at the NCAA cross country championships held in Thomas Zimmer course in Madison, Wisconsin, USA today. Athletes and supporters alike awoke this morning to see everthing covered in snow. The US being well prepared for such weather the roads and car parks were cleared of snow by 8.00am. Likewise with the start and finish areas of the cross country course. KCH athletes, Aoibhe Richardson, running with Portland college, and Peter Lynch running in the colours of Tulsa Hurricanes, were in fine form and did their bit for their respective colleges. Aoibhe ran the [...]
There was a clear blue sky in Adamstown at 11.45am as the under 9s went to the line for the open Leinsters cross-country. No hint to what was to come later. What could be described as a cloudburst with storm force winds drove everyone to seek cover and some tents to the heavens. The result was a wet and mucky course as the running continued. So back to the running - Sinead and Ellen Cormack represented the club in the under 9s and did so very well as they finished 10th and 16th respectively. And then it was the turn [...]
Today was the day for the regional finals of the colleges cross country season. Peter Lynch on his second year in Tulsa University did us proud with another fabulous run on the Newman Golf Course, Peoria, Illinois. Melting snow made it heavy going over the 10Km course but Peter was equal to the challenge. In 32nd place after 3Km he gradually worked through the field to finish in 9th pace in 31.08.2 to lead the Tulsa team into third place and gain qualification for the nationals on 17th November in Wisconsin. Meanwhile over on the US west coast in California [...]
The numbers competing in todays senior cross-country championships had more the appearance of a Leinster event, particularly in the womens' race which had thirtytwo on the start line. KCH with eight athletes involved fought a great battle. Caoimhe Foley led the challengeand finished strongly in eight place. Donna Dowling 10th, Cathy Millett 11th and Caitriona Muldowney 13th made an excellent formation. There was excellent backup from Marie Cormack 16th, Joan Martin 21st, Kate Millea 24th and Joya Burns 28th. One more and we could have comfortably entered a team in the B section. The Men with eleven runners had no [...]
A nice mild morning saw big numbers in Kilmacow for the B Even Ages championships. KCH numbers were rather small but what we lacked in number we made up for in quality. Under 8 gilrs Lucy Maher and Aisling Maye left many in their wake as they finished 7th and 15th respectively. In the boys race Daire O'Flaherty was determined all through and made considerable gains to take individual bronze. In the under 10s Sinead Cormack in 11th place led the girls home. Ellen Millea, Ellen Cormack and Clodagh Maye made up the rest of the fourth placed team. The [...]
Congratulations to our Fit4Life ladies on their performance in todays Dublin City Marathon. Representing KCh in the County Kilkenny Marathon Championships they were placed second thereby winning the silver medals. Team scorers were Catherine Ryan 3.54.54, Teresa Comerford 4.16.04 and Sinead FitzGerald 4.34.30. Backup wasprovided by Louise O'Reilly 4.57.22 and Angela Lalor 6.11.18.