Approximately twenty club members travelled to Mallow today to competein the 10 mile road race. Pat Purcell was first of the men home in a little over one minute while Clare Dermody was the first of the ladies. Among those who finished the race were Maired Lacey, Oonagh Guilfoyle, Anita Byrne, Joya Burns, Roisin O'Dwyer, Jackie Varley, Geraldine Grogan, Dympna Kelly, Catherine Ryan, Conor Darcy, Conor Bolger, Ciaran Hughes, Noel Maher, Mervyn Doyle, Paul Phelan, Declan Walshe and Michael Grogan.
The Schools International cross-country was held in Santry today. Tom Lodge was part of the Junior Irish team. Running his usual strong race he placed fifth on the Irish team(22nd overall). With the the team coming third Tom got his first international medal.
Current F4L members invited past members to join them in a timed 3K in Scanlon Park tonight. "The Reunion" was planned as a fundraiser for cancer patient, John Holmes. John needs support to pay for the Pembro drug prescribed by his consultant. Despite the wet night there was a good turnout and in excess of one thousand euro was donated. Following the run a party was held in the club room with loads of spots. Thanks to all who took part, made donations, contributed spots and goodies for the party and not foegetting Vincent Gutherie who supplied the Timing clock. Well [...]
There were some excellent individual performances by our club members at the Schools CC Finals in Clongowes. Tops were Tom Lodge, third in Junior Boys and Shay McEvoy, fourth in Senior Boys. In the teams Loreto were tops with the Intermediate girls taking first place, helped by Eleanor Godden and Abby gilsenan. St Kierans had teams in third place in Minor, Junior and Senior. Harry Boyle, Kealin Gray and Sean Young were involved with the minors. Joey Dalton and Joe Kearns, along with Tom Lodge were Junior runners. In the senior race we had Shay McEvoy, James Kearney, Kevin Burns [...]
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 [...]
With just over 6 and a half weeks to the gun, the Streets of Kilkenny was officially launched. Langtons, Harry Bar the location for the official launch with members of the local press our sponsor’s and our members in attendance. A great morning with a short few words from chairman John Maye before the journalist got there chance to ask the tough questions!! Huge thanks to those who attended the launch morning. The third year sees some big changes. A whole new course starting from the parade with the picturesque Kilkenny Castle as the backdrop down high street into Irish town [...]
It was a long day at the Leinster Indoors today. It was a 7.30am start but with a full bus heading for Abbottstown the mood was high. Coming home was another story. The snow delayed everyone and with the lunches long since eaten hunger pangs dulled the enjoyment of success on the track. And success there was. Twenty teams represented the club and we have to be proud of every one of them. Full marks for every team - It didn't matter if a team seemed destined not to advance to the final as every team member pushed hard on every [...]