KCH Men were in Templemore today for Round 1 of the National League. Strictly speaking it was KCH and others as five KCH members had the team augmented with Ciaran Coady, Brow Rangers and Jordan Knigh, St Joseph's guesting for the club. So with seven on the team they competed in eleven events - considering everything they did well. Brendan Hyland was the star with 1st in Shot and 3rd in Javelin. Jack Manning - as well as being team manager was 2nd in 56lbs and 6th in high jump. Nicholas Dunphy 4th in Walk, Ciaran Coady 4th in 400 [...]
Brian Maher returned to competion today for the Stoneyford 10K. And it was the usual Brian giving it 110% to take first place ahead of a competitive Raheny runner who was keen to take the spoils. The club had in excess of twenty members taking part. In addition to Brian being the overall winner Caitriona Fennelly was second lady.
KCH were well represented by athletes from the local secondary schools at this year's Leinster track and field held over two days Wednesday and Saturday. St Kierans College were stong in the mid distance races with all athletes scoring personal bests in their respective events. Shay McEvoy took the gold in the senior 1500m (3.54.95). Also in senior were Kevin Burns, 4/Steeplechase(6.23.70), LukeWhelan 10/5000(17.16.43). Intermediate John Muldowney 7/3000 (9.51.84), Cathal Kearney 7/800 (2.09.29), Junior - Tom Lodge 2/1500 (4.24.49), Minor - Sean Young 7/800 (2.33.38). Annie McEvoy starred for Loreto with silver in 3000 (10.29.32). Jennifer Leahy- intermediate- had double bronze [...]
The second day of the County Track and Field was another good day for KCH. Many medals were won but it was the weather and the turnout that made the day enjoyable for us all. Some seventy individual medals were won and the relay teams were a joy yo watch - seven teams won gold, two took silver and three got bronze. The relay result means 48 of our juveniles got a medal by being a member of a team. Among those who contributed to the overall result were double gold winners Darragh O'Callaghan u8, Mattias Quaglia u11, Kate Maher [...]
Our adults were out in force in Gowran today for the Leinster Road Championships. The men opted to compete in the Novice only. With eight team members they were in a good place and when James Ledingham took individual gold the team were set to bring home medals. Mossy Roantree , in fourth place, was next to score followed by Padraig Ruane in 13th. Eamon O'Connor, making his return to athletics, completed the team score to win the silver medals. James, Mossy and Padraig scored on the winning county team. Conor Bolger, Graham Bourne, Declan Walshe and John Phelan were the [...]
The sun came out for the track and field championships in Scanlon Park today. And so did the athletes. KCH were very much in evidence with many podium finishes. Abbie O'Brien with gold in under 15 hurdles, 200m and long jump was star of the day among many lesser but worthy stars. In the relays it was KCH girls under thirteen who really impressedwinning gold, silver and bronze. (Full results on "Kilkenny athletics County board". The senior turnout was weak compared to the juveniles but those who ventured did well. Caoimhe Foley won silver in the 1500. Kate Millea had [...]
KCH men's team travelled to Raheny today with competitive intent for the National Road Relays. And competitive they were with Eoin Everard, marginally in front, when handing over to James Ledingham. James put in a strong second leg but up against fast milers he dropped to sixth. Toss Hayes then took up the running and closed the gap to fifth before handing over to the youthful Shay McEvoy. Shay put in a stormer final leg - the second fastest of the day but despite makingup ground was pipped for third place which went to Clonliffe on 37.44. KCH's time of [...]