June 29 – Ciara Deely Strikes Again and Again
Day 2 was very much a repeat of Day 1 with the same athletes having similar results in their second and/or third events. The outstanding athlete, and not for the first time, was Ciara Deely who added victory in the 250m hurdles and high jump to yesterday’s sprint hurdles win. Apart from Ciara’s high jump win other successes in the field events were Rachel Kelly (under 14) with second place in the Discus, Rory McGabhann with bronze and a PB of 1.52m in the High Jump and Keeva O’Brien (under16) with fourth in the Triple Jump. Sarah Kate Lacey had her second gold of the weekend with a win in the 200m. Three further medals were won in the 200’s – Silver by Jack Manning under 17, silver by Callan Byrne under 18 and bronze by Margaret Caldbeck under 19. In the finals of the 100m Jack Manning won silver and Leah Raggett under 15 and Lauren Gleeson under 16 both got bronze. Best of the 800m runners was Adam FitzPatrick with second place under 15. James Kearney, under14, was sixth. Under 16, Luke Fitzpatrick and Bill Cody were sixth and eight respectively. In the 2000m steeplechase Peter Lynch was third and Craig Byrne fourth. The day ended well for Callan Byrne, Aidan Tuohy, Aaron Barron and Jack Manning – members of the under 18 relay team. Collectively in their individual events they had five silver medals and a fourth place so it was nice for each to add on a Leinster team gold.
June 28 – Leinster Day 1 On Tullamore Track
Our athletes enjoyed considerable success at Day1 of the Leinster Under 14-19 track and field championships in Tullamore today. While winning medals is often the yardstick by which success is judged it is by no means the only way. For under 14 athlete, James Kearney, merely competing in his first Leinster championship was reward in itself. Finishing in fourth place can be a painful experience but not always. Luke FitzPatrick was a happy fourth place finisher in the 1500m under 16 and for Rory McGabhann coming fourth in the Long Jump under 14 and thereby qualifying to compete in the All-Ireland seemed more important to him than his bronze medal in the 75m hurdles. Annie O’Connor scored another fourth in the 1500m under16. Aoibhe O’Shea in 800m under 17 was another fourth place finisher looking forward to national competition. Sinead Tuohy, under16, had double cause for celebration – getting a PB of 1.45m in the High Jump and getting a silver medal in the event. Equally happy with her High Jump performance was Eimear O’Donoghue, under 18, who won gold with a 1.51m clearance. Gold was also the medal colour for Sarah Kate Lacey – 100m under 19; Peter Lynch – 3000m under 18 and Ciara Deely – 80m hurdles under 15. Further silver medals were won in a number of events. Hannah Kelly in under 14 Javelin; Callan Byrne 100m and Aaron Barron 400m, both under 18 and Anna Sheehan 800m under 19. Martyna Balcer cleared 4.50 in the under 15 Long Jump to win bronze while Margaret Calbeck (under19) had double bronze – Long Jump and 100m.
June 21 – Gold and Silver in Tailtean Games.
Our two reps at the Tailteann Games did us proud. Ciara Deely won the high jump and Peter Lynch had another of his PB performances winning silver in the steeplechase.
June 21 – Gold for U9’s in Tullamore
Saturday was All-Ireland final day for our under 9, 10 and 11 athletes. Jack Alymer and Mickey Raggett, competing in the Long Jump Pairs, were our under 11 representatives. Finishing in sixth place with a 25 cm improvement on their Leinster qualifying distance was a satisfactory result. Five relay teams represented the club in the other ages and each team gave 100% effort in their respective races. Both under 9 teams – girls and boys – qualified for the final. The girls went first and finished in that unenviable fourth place with only a fraction of a second between them and the 2nd and 3rd teams. The boys gave a massive display and with the “speed machine” that is Brian Moore running the final leg their efforts were rewarded with gold. Brian’s pace in the final was remarkable considering the heat of the day and the fact that he had earlier also anchored the under 10 team. The other three teams – boys under 10, girls under 10 and girls under 11 failed to get to the podium but all ran well and will have gained in confidence from reaching an All-Ireland.
All-Ireland Relay Teams
Girls: Under 9 – Emily Smith,Aisling Browne, Angela Carroll, Holly Larkin, Lauren Carroll, Kate O’Neill, Aine White. Under 10 – Becky Peters, Orla O’Grady, Isobel Roberts, Orla Kenny. Under 11 – Emma Shortall, Rachel Leahy, Tara McGuire, Rachel Whelan.
Boys: Under 9 – Danny Ring, Edmund Lauhoff, Sean Young, Brian Moore. Under 10 – Tom Greene, Jack Noonan, Billy FitzPatrick, Brian Moore, Sean Young, Danny Ring.
Jun 18 – Good Results in Thomastown
The B County T&F took place tonight in Thomastown and we had a good sprinkling of athletes taking part. Medals were won in all age groups with many of them gold and silver. Among the medal winners were the following: Under 8 – Hazel Coogan; Under 9 -Sinead Carroll, Angela Carroll; Under 10 – Margaret Mary O’Shea, Oisin Farrell; Under 11 – Caoimhe Carroll, Emma Shortall; Under 12 – Ciara Ryan, Katie Ryan, Rachel Whelan, Sophie O’Shea; Under 13 – Tom Carroll, Alanna O’Neill; Under 14 – Luke Whelan; Under15 – Emma Counihan, Jade Maher.
Jun 14 – Triple Gold in Drogheda
KCH had six athletes taking part in the Leinster Combined Events in The Lourdes Stadium in Drogheda today. Five returned with Leinster medals, the odd one out being under 16 athlete Darragh Roberts who despite a good quality and well balanced performance finished in fourth place with 2,313 points. One of three gold medals was won by Rachel Kelly in the under 14 event. Thanks to a really fine throw of 11.66m in the Shot she amassed a 2,412 points total to take first place. Hannah Kelly was also competitive and won under 14 bronze with 2,029 points. Rory McGabhann was the star in the boys under 14. Under pressure from the other competitors in the first four events he pulled out all the stops in his least favoured event, the 800m, to take first place on 2,085, with just six points to spare. Our top scorer at these championships was under 15 athlete, Ciara Deely. A good high jump of 1.52 and an excellent run of 12.40 in the 80m hurdles contributed handsomely to her 2,710 points which won her gold. Catriona Twomey competed at senior level where she won silver on 2,354 points. All in all a very satisfactory outcome.
Jun 8 – Strawberry Fair
Conor Darcy and Pat Purcell put in a useful run in the Enniscorthy Strawberry Half Marathon. Conor crossed the finish line in 1.28.28 while Pat’s time was 1.29.48
Jun 8 – McPherson in Charge
David McPherson took charge of the10K in Johnswell to finish first in 33.25. Not far behind was Mick Johnson, Paul Cody, Denis Carrigan, Jim Miller and Davy Hogan. Catriona Corr also impressed with a 44.42 performance. Ciara Delaney finished in 46.02. Well done all.
Jun – 8 Men Win Novice Title
Today’s county novice race was run in conjunction with The Little South Run in Kilmacow and the KCH men got the road season off to a good start with a fine win. Victory was achieved through the good showing of Eddie O’Keeffe who led the novice runners home and also of Tom O’Keeffe, making his KCH debut on the road, and taking individual silver. John Maye 4th and Conor Quinlan 12th completed the scoring. It was great to see Emily Maher (5th Novice) leading the challenge for our ladies but a disappointing turnout meant that her efforts and that of Kathy Carter (7th )went unrewarded in the team competition. The Little South Run was won by Brian Maher in 19.45. Paul Moran was our second man home in 22.44. Tim Butler also answered the call and finished in 25.19.
Jun 7 – Golden Pair
Competing in the Leinster Pairs Championships in Tullamore, Jack Alymer and Cian Farrell finished in fourth place in the 600m. The golden pair were Michael Ragget and Jack Alymer who won gold in the Under 11 Long Jump with a combined distance of 7.11m. Michael also paired with Cian Farrell in the 60m sprint where they were 5th. Michael also won a bronze medal, when together with Evan O’Toole and Joe Mullally, St Joseph’s, and Thomas Comerford, Thomastown, the County Kilkenny team finished third in the Inter-county relays. Rachel Leahy and Emma Shortall were also very much to the fore as they finished 5th in both Long Jump and 60m. Well done pairs.
We had a number of good performances in the under 13 Individual Championships. Jennifer Leahy was very much in evidence finishing 3rd in the hurdles, 5th in the Shot and 6th in the 80m. Also busy were Lizzie McGee who went in High Jump, Javelin and 80m, Emma Poyntz in Long Jump and 80m and Alannah O’Neill in High Jump, Hurdles and 80m.
Jun 2 – Five Teams Reach Podium
The Tullamore Harriers track proved a happy and successful venue for our athletes today. The star performers were the boys under nine who finished with team gold. Luckily they had a two points cushion going into the relay final in which they finished second as a result of a faulty baton change. Winning team gold by the one point made the victory all the sweeter. As well as the under nine gold three teams – boys under 11, girls under 11 and girls under 13 – who won silver and the under 10 boys won bronze.
The girls under 10 had very stiff competition but running an excellent relay it brought them into sixth place. The unlucky team on the day was the girls under 15. With good scoring all day, particularly by Ciara Deely and Ella Richardson in the 800m, they entered the relay in second place. This they won only to be disqualified for a baton change outside the zone.
The teams were as follows: –
Boys under 9 – Brian Moore, Sean Young, Daniel Ring, Edmund Lauhoff.
Boys under 10 – Tom Greene, Billy Fitzpatrick, Ned Langton, Harry Boyle.
Girls under 10 – Orla Kenny, Orla O Grady, Becky Peters, Isabel Roberts.
Boys under 11 – Mikey Raggett, Jack Aylmer, Conor Kavanagh, Eoin Deely.
Girls under 11 – Rachel Leahy, Emma Shortall, Caoimhe Carroll, Tara Mc Guire.
Girls under 13 – Jennifer Leahy, Lizzie Mc Gee, Emma Poyntz, Alannah O Neill.
Girls under 15 – Leah Raggett, Ciara Deely, Martyna Balcer, Ella Richardson.
Jun – 1 Gold for Louise and Toss
Congratulations to Louise Holmes on double gold at the Leinster U23 track and field championships in Tullamore – 1st in 200m (24.80) and 1st in 400m (58.34) and Toss Hayes with gold in the senior 5000m (15.03).
May 31 – Relay Record for Loreto Girls
The Loreto Girls Senior Relay team finished up the athletic year with a record breaking performance – 47.61 seconds – at the All-Ireland Schools Championships in Tullamore. Team members Sarah Kate Lacey, Eimear
McMullan, Margaret Caldbeck and Cliodhna Manning had already set a new Leinster record of 48.29 seconds when the winning the Leinster Relay in Santry. Two of the team, Sarah Kate Lacey and Cliodhna Manning had shown excellent form earlier in the day when winning medals in both 100mand 200m. The finish in both races was particularly close. In the 100m Sarah Kate was placed second while being recorded at 12.24 seconds – the same time as the winner. Cliodhna got the bronze in 12.41. In the 200m Cliodhn took the gold , clocking 24.4 seconds -the same as the second placed girl, and Sarah Kate was third in 24.8. Loreto also had a number of other outstanding performances. Anna Sheehan won bronze in the senior 800m. Aoibhe Richardson knocked some forty seconds off her Leinster time to win silver in the 3000m.
The Loreto Juniors had mixed results. Keeva O’Brien placed sixth in the Long Jump. There was disappointment for Lauren Gleeson with fifth in the 100m and Ciara Deely sixth in the High Jump. However they turned the disappointment into joy with a one- two in the 75m hurdles. Lauren’s time 11.56, Ciara 11.65.
In the Intermediate boys Callan Byrne, GrennanCollege, was fifth in the 200m. St Kieran’s College had Michael Ryan sixth in the 1500m with 4.17.14. Peter Lynch had his best track performance to date. Knocking seven seconds off his Leinster time he finished fourth in the steeplechase in 4.33.84. Two bronze medals went to St Kieran’s in the Senior events. Nicholas Dunphy, giving his usual steady performance, was third in the walk and an ever improving Brendan Hyland threw 48.51 to get bronze in the Javelin.
May 24 – Sinead McDonough Jumps for Gold
KCH had a strong contingent of athletes entered for the Leinster Track and Field in Greystones today. However it was a somewhat depleted side that competed with just six athletes seeing action. The result was quite satisfactory as they returned with fourteen medals. Four of these were won by Sinead McDonough – Gold intriple jump, silver in high jump and hurdles and gold again in the 4x100m relay. The other three relay team members were Catriona Twomey, Emer McMullan and Margaret Caldbeck,each of whom won individual medals. Catriona was 2nd in Shot, 3rd in Javelin and 4th in high jump. Emer was 2nd in long jump and 6th in100m and Margaret was 3rd in both long jump and 200m. The club had two boys competing – Aaron Barron was 3rd in the 400m and Jack Manning finished 3rd in the 200m and 5th in 100m.
May 24 – Young Stars in Leinster Relays
Once again our relay teams showed well in the Leinster Inter-club Championships in Greystones, Co Wicklow. The under 9 girls got us off to a flying start. They might be young but they performed like professionals. As the baton moved through Lauren Carroll’s hands to Aisling Browne and then to Angela Carroll it was obvious that the team would get medals. Then when Holly Larkin stormed out of Zone 3 the colour was going to be gold. And so it was. And a great start. The under 9 boys were equally impressive. They showed well when winning their heat to qualify for the final. In the final they were pure class. All four – Daniel Ring, Edmund Lauhoff, Sean Young and Brian Moore – played their part. Most memorable was the sight of the veritable “ball of lightening” that was Brian Moore as he stormed down the finishing straight to take the gold. Our third set of gold came via the under 15 girls. Not terribly impressive when qualifying for the final but they did the business in the final. A fine start from Martyna Balcer saw her give a good baton to Leah Raggett. Leah made up great ground before handing over to Ella Richardson. Ella in turn held her own before linking with Ciara Deely who ran an excellent final leg to secure first place. That was the end of the gold rush but there were many other exciting performances throughout the day. The under 13 girls and boys did themselves proud by qualifying for their respective finals. The under 10 Boys (panel – Tom Greene, Sean Young, Brian Moore, Harry Boyle, Danny Ring) and the under 11 girls (panel – Emma Shortall, Rachel Leahy, Tara McGuire, Caoimhe Carroll, Rachel Whelan) won silver. They will be heading to Tullamore for the all-Ireland finals in June as will the under u 10 girls (panel – Orla Kenny, Becky Peters, Isobel Roberts, Orla O’Grady, Rachel Dowling, Eva Delaney) who qualified with bronze.
May 23 – Day 3 County Track and Field
There was a low turnout of KCH athletes for Day 3 but what was lacking in quantity was available in spades in terms of quality. This was particularly evident in the hurdles where five golds were recorded and in the 1500m where six wins were achieved including a one, two and three in boys under16. There was double gold for Jennifer Leahy in the hurdles and 300m under 13. Rory McGabhann also won twice – in hurdles and triple jump under14. Another notable achievement was the double team win – ladies and men – in the 3000m. Well done.
200m – Laura Leahy 3/u8.
300m – Jack Alymer 1/u11, Cian Farrell 2/u11,Rachel Leahy 2/u11, Rachel Whelan 3/u11, Jennifer Leahy 1/u13, Cathal Kearney 1/u13.
Hurdles – Jennifer Leahy 1/u13, Rachel Kelly 1/u14, Hannah Kelly 2/u14, Rory McGabhann1/u14, James Kearney 3/u14, Darragh Roberts 1/u16, Alanna Counihan 1/u17.
Shot – Krystian Pawlowski 2/u15, Liam Healy 3/u13.
Triple Jump – Rory McGabhann 1/u14, Darragh Roberts 2/u16.
Discus – Rachel Kelly 2/u14, Hannah Kelly 3/u14, Tara Callaghan 1/u16.
1500m – Hannah Kelly 1/u14, James Kelly 1/u14, Adam FitzPatrick 1/u15, Luke FitzPatrick 1/u16, Billy Delahunty 2/u16, John Nolan 3/u16, Aoibhe Richardson 1/u 18/19, Luke O’Connor 1u 18/19.
400m – 1 Anna Sheehan.
High Jump – 1 Sinead McDonough,2 Catriona Twomey, 2 Brendan Hyland.
Javelin – 1 Catriona Twomey, 2 Sinead McDonough, 1 Brendan Hyland.
3000m – 2 Tom O’Keeffe.
Seniors and Masters
Senior 400m – 1 Louise Holmes.
Senior 3000m – 1 Niamh Richardson, 2 Annemarie O’Grady, 2 Eoin Molloy.
Masters 3000m – 1/O30 Catriona Corr, 1/O40 Paul Moran.
3000m Team – Ladies: 1st KCH, Men: 1st KCH.
May 18 – Men do well in National League
Competing in the first round of the National League our men’s team set up a score of 112 points which is a fine start and augers well for a successful attempt at the First Division. Brendan Hyland was one of our top men with a full nine points in both Shot and Javelin. Michael Bowler and Eoin Power were winners in their respective Pole Vault and 110m hurdles. Winning both relays (4×100 and 4×400) gave a great boost to the squad.
May 17 – Students do more on Day 2
There was further success for our athletes at the Leinster Schools today. Pride of place goes to Sarah Kate Lacey, Loreto, who came away with three gold medals – Senior 100m, 200m and Relay. Fellow student, Cloidhna Manning, won gold with the relay and silver in the 100m and 200m. The relay team which also featured Eimear McMullan and Margaret Caldbeck, set a new championship record of 48.29. Other Loreto girls to shine were Aoibhe Richardson, 2nd Senior 3000m and Anna Sheehan 3rd in Senior 800m. For St Kieran’s there were a number of high achievers. There was silver for Michael Ryan in Intermediate 1500m, Brendan Hyland in Senior Javelin and Nicholas Dunphy in Senior Walk. Peter Lynch running in a very competitive 3000m finished in fourth place. Callan Byrne, Grennan College was second in Inter 200m. All the medal winners from both days will represent their respective schools n the National finals in Tullamore on 31st May.
May 14 -Golden Loreto Girls
There were a number of Harriers in Santry for Day 1 of the Leinster Schools Track and Field. The Junior Girls from Loreto brought home a significant haul of gold. Lauren Gleeson had two for her victories in the 100m and the 75m hurdles. Ciara Deely won the high jump and was second in the 75m hurdles. The Long jump proved a winner for Keeva O’Brien. Alannah Counihan had a good run to finish 6th in the Intermediate 80m hurdles. There was plenty of good performances from the St Kieran’s boys. Peter Lynch ran a competitive 1500m steeplechase and finished second in a new PB of 4.40.88. Tristian Pawloski came 4th in the Minor Shot. For the FitzPatricks, Adam was 5th in the Minor 800m and Luke made 6th in the under 16 mile. The CBS had a fine representative in Darragh Roberts who won bronze in the Junior high jump. Well done all.
May 11 – Four Golds for Rachel on Day 2
The weather of Day 1 was repeated today with blustery wind and a bit of a chill factor as well. Our younger athletes didn’t seem to have any worries about running in these conditions as they collected gold, silver and bronze. A special mention to our under 9 boys and girls who challenged the under 10’s in the 4x100m relays and came away with medals in both races. We had double gold for Patrick Lacey(60m and 200m under 8) and Jack Manning (200m and Javelin under 17). Rachel Kelly was also in sparkling form and collected four golds (80m, 500m, High Jump and under 14 relay).
All the results:
60m:- Girls U8 – 1 Pia Langton, 3 Cloidhna O’Connor, Boys U8 – 1 Patrick Lacey,Girls U9 – 2 Aisling Browne. Boys U9 – 1 Daniel Ring, 3 Brian Moore. Boys U10 -2 Ned Langton. Boys U11 3 Mickey Raggett.
80m:-Girls U13 – 1 Jennifer Leahy, Girls U14 – 1 Rachel Kelly, 2 Hannah Kelly K,.
100m:-Girls U15 -1 Ciara Deely, Girls U16 – 1 Lauren Gleeson. Girls U17 – 2 Niamh McMullan, Girls U18/19 – 1 Sarah Kate Lacey , 3 Margaret Caldbeck
200m:- Girls U8 –1 Pia Langton, 2 Laura Leahy. Boys U8 – 1 Patrick Lacey, Girls U9 – 3 Angela Carroll. Boys U 9 – 3 Brian Moore. Boys U14 – 3 Rory McGabhann. Boys U16 – 1 Luke Fitzpatrick, 2 Darragh Roberts, 3 Ryan Poyntz . Boys U17 – 1 Jack Manning, Boys U18/19 -1 Callan Byrne.
300m:- Boys U10 – 2 Ned Langton, Boys U11 – 2 Jack Aylmer , 3 Cian Farrell.
500m:-Girls U 14 – 1 Rachel Kelly, 2 Hannah Kelly.
800m:-Boys U14 –2 James Kearney , 3 Shay McEvoy. Boys U16 – 1 Luke FitzPatrick, 3 John Nolan. Junior Men -1 Craig Byrne , 2 Peter Lynch. Men O/40 – 1 Pat Young.
Relays:-Girls U10 –3rd, Boys U10 – 2nd and 3rd, girls U12 – 3rd, Boys U12 – 3rd, Girls U14 – 1st and 3rd, Boys U14 – 2nd, Girls U16 – 1st, Boys U16 – 1st.
Long Jump:- Boys U11 – 1 Mikey Raggett, 3 Jack Alymer, Boys U14 – 1 Rory McGabhann, Boys U16 – 1 Ryan Poyntz, 2 Darragh Roberts, Boys U17 – 3 Shane Roberts, Boys U18/19 – 2 Aaron Barron.
Shot Putt:-Girls U10 – 1 Becky Peters, 3 Orla Kenny. Girls U12 –, 2 Katie Hynes , Girls U13 – 3 Jennifer Leahy. Girls U14 – 2 Hannah Kelly, 3 Rachel Kelly. Girls U16 – 2 Lauren Gleeson, Girls U18/19 – 1 Margaret Caldbeck, 3 Eimear McMullan.
High Jump:-Girls U14 – 1 Rachel Kelly, 3 Hannah Kelly. Girls U18/19 – 1 Eimear O’Donoghue.
Javelin:-Boys U 16 – 1 Darragh Roberts, 3 Ryan Poyntz .Boys U17 – 1 Jack Manning, 3 Shane Roberts. Boys U18/19 – 3 Craig Byrne.
Turbo Javelin:- Boys U10 – 2 Rory McEvoy.
May 5 – Gold for Niamh
Gowran was the place for action today with the local club hosting the Leinster Novice and Masters Road Races. Our sole competitor in the Novice 3K was Donna Dowling. She represented us with a fine run to finish in eight place. Our Masters Ladies were in fine form, particularly Niamh Richardson who won the V3 section and Catriona Corr, who took the bronze in the V1 group. The team with these two and Joan Martin and Kate Millea were fourth. The Masters men had a number of new members on board and all gave a good account of themselves to finish insixth place in quite a large field. Mick Johnson was first home in 12th place in a PB time of 20.42 for the four mile distance. Ken Maher was 21st, Eoin Molloy 33rd, Pat Young 37th and Conor Darcy 38th.
May 4 – Day 1 of County T&F
Day 1 of the County track and field championships went well for many of our athletes. Four athletes had double gold – Hannah Kelly in Javelin and 800m; Leah Raggett in Long Jump and 200m; Luke FitzPatrick in 250 hurdles and 400m and Aoibhe O’Shea in Javelin and 250 hurdles. It was good to see our under 8’s and under 9’s getting in the medals with the under 9 boys Daniel Ring ,Brian Moore and Sean Young making it one, two and therein the 80m.
Day 1 Medal Winners:
Under 8 – Laura Leahy 2/80m, Clodagh FitzPatrick 3/80m, Nessa Godden 1/200m, Nicole Murray 3/300m, Patrick Lacey 2/80m.
Under 9 – Angela Carroll 3/80m, Daniel Ring 1/80m, Brian Moore 2/80m, 3/300m, Sean Young 3/80m, 2/300m.
Under 11 – Michael Raggett 2/80m, Caoimhe Carroll 2/Long Jump.
Under 13 – Jennifer Leahy 2/200m, 3/Javelin, Emma Poyntz, 2/Long Jump, 3/800m.
Under 14 – Rachel Kelly 1/200m, 2/Long Jump, 2/Javelin, Hannah Kelly 1/Javelin, 1/ 800m, 2/200m, Shay McEvoy 2/500m, 3/Discus, Kate Dempsey 1/Long Jump, Emily 3/Javelin.
Under 15 – Colm Murphy 2/Walk, Ciara Deely 1/250 hurdles, Leah Raggett 1/Long Jump, 1/200m, Ella Richardson 1/800m, Adam FitzPatrick 1/400m, 3/100m, Martyna Balcer 1/Javelin, 3/Long Jump.
Under 16 – Keeva O’Brien 1/Long Jump, 2/200m, Luke FitzPatrick 1/400m, 1/250 hurdles, Darragh Roberts 1/100m, 2/High Jump, 2/250 hurdles, 2/400m, Ryan Poyntz 1/High jump, 3/100m, 3/400m, Sinead Tuohy 2/Javelin, 3/Long Jump.
Under 17 – Allanna Counihan 2/250 hurdles, Aoibhe o’Shea 1/250 hurdles, 1/Javelin,3/Long jump, 3/200m, Niamh McMullan 1/Long Jump, 2/200m, Aisling McDonough 3/Javelin, Jack Manning 1/High Jump, 3/Discus.
Under 18/19 – Eimear McMullan 3/200m, Anna Sheehan 1/800m, Aoibhe Richardson 2/800m, Peter Lynch 3/400m, Craig Byrne 2/High Jump, 3/100m, 3/250 hurdles.
Relays – 1st in Boys under11, Boys under 17, Girls under 15, 2nd in Girls under11, Girls under13 and 3rd in Girls under 13.
May 4- Well done to Club /Fit4life members in Marathon/Half Marathon in Limerick today.
April 25 – Aoife Has A Seasons Best
Competing in the Hammer at Brigham Young University today, Aoife Hickey maintained her good early season performances with throws of 59.88, 60.39 and a season’s best of 60.88m.
April 21 -St Senan’s Open T&F
A handful of dedicated young KCH athletes travelled to Kilmacow for the St Senan’s Open Track and Field meet today. Best performers were Cian Farrell and Caoimhe Carroll both of whom were 4th in their respective 300m races. Cian Farrell, Caoimhe Carroll, Rachel Leahy and Emma Shortall all qualified through the heats of the 80m under 11 and having competed in the finals failed to get into medal positions. Other sprint representatives were Oisin Farrell, Conor Farrell and Ryan Farrell while Oisin also competed in the 300m under 10.
There were medals for Jennifer Leahy -3rd in Under 13 Shot; Hannah Kelly – 2nd in Under 14 Shot and Rachel Kelly – 3rd in Under 14 Shot. There was also success in the relay where Caoimhe Carroll, Tara McGuire, Rachel Leahy and Emma Shortall got through from a field of fifteen teams to finish third in the final.
April 11/12 -Everard Moves A Distance
Ciara Everard moved up to the 1500m for the Intervarsities Championships held in Waterford at the weekend. The move was rewarded with the gold medal in 4.31.60. Orla McPhillips, WIT, competing in the same race finished 10th. Catriona Twomey, representing TrinityCollege, was 6th in Combined Events with a points total of 2,314. Michael Bowler, DCU, won silver in the men’s Combined Events with 3,098 points. This included a 4th place in the High jump where he cleared 1.90m.
April 11th – Hickey on Form
Aoife Hickey confirmed her position as our top female Hammer thrower at a competition in Utah today – 2 over 58m, 3 over59m and her best of 60.35m.
April 11th – Harriers Have Major Celebrations
Friday night was a night of major celebrations for members of Kilkenny City Harriers athletic club as the achievements of 2013 were recalled. Athletes, parents, club coaches and officials were warmly welcomed to the gathering in The Pembroke Hotel by Michael Manning, Vice Chairman of the club. He thanked all who had contributed to the many outstanding achievements by the club during the past year. He thanked the athletes for retaining The Hehir Shield for the best Relay Club in Leinster and The Eurotab Cup won by the under 16 to under 19 athletes. Winning the Drifter Cup for the best Juvenile track and field club in Ireland was particularly praiseworthy as KCH became the first Leinster club to achieve this award. He also thanked the senior athletes who had major successes on the road and in cross-country competition. In the latter the senior men and women won both individual and team events in the county championships.
The citations for the individual awards were read by Club PRO, Sean Lynch. While it took the combined achievements of all juveniles to win the “Club of The Year” award there were some remarkable individual performances. Among those recounted were the championship best performances (CBP) – 1.62m in the Leinster Indoor High Jump and 11.79 seconds for the 75m hurdles in Leinster Outdoor – by under14 athlete Ciara Deely. Another CBP was achieved by under 19 athlete Cliodhna Manning when she clocked 24.88 seconds to win the national 200m indoor title, one of five national titles she won during the year. The juveniles didn’t have all the glory. Veteran athlete, Ken Deevy, set a national record in the V5 category when he won silver in 2mins 12.89secs at the European Masters Championships in San Sebastian, Spain. Another outstanding year was had by senior athlete, Eoin Everard. As well as victory in the county cross-country and winning the national 1500m on the track he also clocked 3.58.93 for the mile to become the first ever Kilkenny person to run a sub 4 mile.
There was a special presentation to club coach, Paddy O’Dwyer, in recognition of his dedication over many years in training and preparing athletes for high jump competitions. The following awards were presented:-
Perpetual Award Winners -Juvenile
Under 11/12 Cup, Jennifer Leahy; Hacketstown Trophy, Margaret Caldbeck; Whitebridge Trophy, Nicholas Dunphy; Dungarvan Trophy, Callan Byrne; Under 14 McDonagh Cup, Ciara Deely; Bree Trophy, Eimera O’Donoghue; Sean Byrne Cup, Adam FitzPatrick; Achievemnet Cup, Brendan Hyland; Cross-country Cup, Peter Lynch; Versatile, Jack Manning; Mazda Cup, Aoibhe Richardson; Lynch Shield, Anna Sheehan; Costello Shield, Sarah K Lacey; P J Smyth Cup, Cliodhna Manning; Tommy Deehan Trophy, CatrionaTwomey.
Perpetual Award Winners –Senior
The Lanigan Cup for Track Athlete, Eoin Everard; Sean Byrne Shield, for Field Athlete, Aoife Hickey; The Nolan Cup for Cross-Country, Toss Hayes; Achievement Shield, Ken Deevy; Harry Meighan Cup, Louise Holmes; KCH Star Award, Ray Lonergan.
Rory MacGabhann, Rachel Kelly, Hannah Kelly, Martyna Balcer, Darragh Roberts, Lauren Gleeson, Annie O’Connor, Luke FitzPatrick, Aoibhe O’Shea, Eimear McMullan, Aaron Barron, Ruth Carey, Sinead McDonagh.
Aidan Tuohy, Eamonn Fennelly, Craig Byrne, Fiona Dillon, Emma Manogue, Caoimhe Carroll, Keara Ryan, Katie Ryan, Emma Shortall.
April 6th- Good Run – Good Runners
Brian Maher took part in the Great Ireland Run today and finished in a very respectable time of 31.05. Deirdre Scott was overon the west coast competing in the Connemara Ultra which she completedin 6 hours 31 minutes – What an achievement.