Feb 16 Celebrating 2019
KCH members and families gathered in The Set Theatre in Langton’s for presentation of Awards for 2019.
Club achievements at County – Juvenile Indoor Shield, Juvenile Teack and Field shield, Senior Men CC Cup, Men – O/35 CC Shield, Ladies – O/30 CC Shield, Intermediate Women CC Shield, Senior T & F Cup, Overall CC Cup, Overall Roads Shield.
Club achievements at Leinster – Mick Quinn Cup for best U12-15 Club; Pairs Shield for best U9, 10, 11 pairs.
Awards presented – Juvenile Perpetual Awards: Hacketstown trophy Amelie Foley, Whitebtridge trophy Shay McEvoy; Dungarvan Oisin Henderson; Bree Patrick Lacey, Sean Byrne Shield Orla Kenny; Mazda Cup Tom Lodge; Versatile Abbie O’Brien; Lynch shield Rory McGabhann; Costello Shield Conor byrne; Achievement Cup Louie Raggett; Cross-country cup Kevin Burns; U11/12 Cup Molly Daly; McDonagh U14 Cup Alex Cullen; Tommy Deegan trophy Annie McEvoy; P J Smyth Cup Jennifer Leahy.
Juvenile Achievement Awards – U12 Ruth Crowley; U13 Pia Langton, Evan Cullen; U14 Ruairi McEvoy, Adam Slawinski, Louisa Gillmore, Danny Ring, Sean Young, Blaithin Holden. U15 Ella Delahunty, Harry Boyle; U16 Michael Raggett, Jennifer Obah, Tara McGuire, Mateuzc Balcer, Rachel Leahy; U18 Cathal Kearney.
Juvenile Relays- Boys U10 4×100 1st in Leinster and National; Boys U11 4×100 1st Leinster, 2nd National, Girls U12 4×200 Indoor 1st Leinster, 1st National, Outdoor 4×100 1st Leinster, 4th National; Girls U15 4×200 Indoor 2nd Leinster, 2nd National, Outdoor 4×100 1st Leinster,4th National.
Pairs – Leinster U9 Girls 3/300; U10 Girls 2/60, 2/500; Boys 2/60, 2/LongJump, 3/60; U11 Girls 1/600, 2/60; Boys 1/600. Pairs National Girls U10 2nd 60, Boys U11 2nd 600.
Adults – Perpetual Awards – Lanigan Cup Eoin Everard, Nolan Cup Shay McEvoy, Road Cup Cathy Millett, Junior/U23 Harry Meighan Cup Ciara Deely, Achievement Shield Kate Millea.
Adult Achievement Awards – Graham Bourne, Brian Maher, Joya Burns, Karen Gannon.
Adult Relay 4×100 2nd National Senior T&F.
Presentations were also made to our Eurocross athletes – Aoibhe Richardson, Peter Lynch, Eoin Everard, Shay McEvoy. And to Callan Byrne 3rd in CSIT World Games (Spain) and Cliodhna Manning World Universities (Italy).
Feb 14 PBs on Valentines Day
Our scholarship athletes returned to the Indoors this weekend. Peter Lynch, representing Tulsa University, was competing at the Gorilla Classic in Iowa while Aoife Richardson, University of San Francisco, competed in the Husky Classic in Seattle. Peter ran much of his 5K atthe back and only moved through the field with some 600m to go. Finishing in 14.09.04 he showed a 26 second improvement on this event in 2019. The story was equally impressive for Aoibhe as she finished 7th in 15.52 some 25 seconds ahead of her previous PB of 16.17 – so a Valentine’s Day to remember.
Feb 13 Everard in Armagh
Eoin Everard made the trip to Armagh today for the International 5K Road Race. His trip was well worthwhile as he posted a good time of 14.20 for the event.
Feb 12 Leinster Schools CC
Two Kilkenny Schools, St Kieran’s College and Loreto, had good performances at theLeinster Schools CC Championships today. Between them they brought six sets of medals – three each – to the city. St Kierans won gold in Minor and Intermediate Boys and silver with the senior team. Fot Loreto the Junior and Intermediate teams won bronze and the seniors won silver – their minors were fourth. Harriers members played a significant role with scoring members as follows – Minor girls: 7 Louisa Gilmore, 49 Aine White; Intermediate 34 Eleanor Godden; Senior 15 Annie McEvoy. Minor Boys 6 Ruairi McEvoy, Oisin Marry; Intermediate 22 Tom lodge, Eoin Deely; Senior 1 Shay McEvoy, 6 Kevin Burns, 32 John Muldowney.
Feb 09 AAI Indoor
Today was Grand Prix Day as Athletics Ireland hosted it’s annual Indoor Games in the Abbotstown stadium. Two of our athletes competed. Jack Manning in 60m and Kevin Burns in 3000m. Jack placed 7th in heat 2 of 60m Series 1 and 6th in heat 3 of Series 11. His respective times were 7.27 and 7.31. Kevin, after a long cross country season, took to the indoors for this 3ooom race.Finishing 16th he performed well clocking 9.10.56 for the race.
Feb 08 Maher – Forever Young
It was a case of “see him run” at the National Masters cross-country in Avondale National Park today. The “him” of course was veteran athlete Brian Maher. With soft underfoot conditions Brian made quick work of this national 7Km cross-country run. Completing the course in 23.43 he not only won his own over-40 category but was the overall winner. Perhaps he had home duties to attend to, but be that as it may, he didn’t hang about. Congratulations and stay forever young.