Well done to all who took part in the 5K and 10K runs in aid of breast cancer. With 17,000 registered for the run great credit goes to Irene Henebry for her hosting the event and the team she gathered to help at registration and marshalling. Congrats.
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Todays summer weather brought joy to all at cross-country Day 2 in Castlecomer. Our new tent got a good airing, even if it didn't have to worry about rain. Many of our younger athletes enjoyed the day so much that they careered around the fields running much further in their enjoyment than they had run in their races. Our first numbe ONEr was in race number one - the boys under 7 - with Darragh O'Callaghan taking the gold. Number two came in the girls under 9 when Ellen Daly ran a stormer to leave all the rest behind. Number three [...]
Well that is the QUESTION. Are you a club member? Did you compete in the County Championships? If not, did you let the coach that has been training you know that you would not be running? So three questions!!! The ANSWER to all three should be YES. And so a relatively small number of club members travelled to Ballycurran Cross for Round 1 of the County Kilkenny Cross-country Championships. Those who travelled did themselves and the club proud. With just three teams scoring and gathering 8 points it will take a miracle to get our name on the shield this [...]
The Annual Primary Schools cross-country was held in ideal conditions in the Castle Park today. Large numbers turned out to do battle for their schools and in the endeavor to bring home the coveted shields. In the individual scoring St Canice's were very much to the fore winning five of the six races. For the boys Oisin Henderson, Patrick Lacey and Rory McEvoy were the winners of 4th, 5th and 6th respectively. Ellie O'Carroll 5th class and Emily Smith 6th class scored for St Canice's girls. The 4th class girls race was won in a very convincing manner by ClodaghO'Callaghan, [...]
The St Senan's Annual Open cross-country held in Kilmacow today got the cross-country season up and running. The juvenile shiled was won by host club St Senan's. KCH had a small but quality representation. Lucy Maher was 7th in under 8. In the U9 races Ellen Daly won gold for the gilrs while Ryan Farrell was 6th in the boys race. Kate Maher and Martha Bergin placed 4th and 8th respectively in the girls under 10 race.
The annual Duck Race was held on the Nore, between St Francis Bridge and John's bridge, today. Prizes for the winning ten ducks will be presented this week. The winning cards were sold by Eoin Deely, Mark O'Connell, Ella Richardson, Elena Bakkla, Ruairi, Eobhaand Ultan Hanrahan, James Kovar, Doireann Hogan, Katelyn Hennessy, Charlie byrne and Danny Heddon. Sellers prizes were won by Luke Dunne, Ryan Corcoran, Grainne Molloy and Paul Smith.
There was a glut of races on the local roads over the weekend. Saturday brought us The Medieval Marathon - inclusive of 5K, 10K, 30K half and full. Then on Sunday wehadthe JJ Reddy - again with 5K, 10K, half and full. All times and places available on myrunresults and total timing respectively.