The Novice cross-country championships were held in The Castle Park today. After many changed decisions our ladies fielded two teams -one in Grade A and one in Grade B- for the Novice cross country championships in the Castle Park today. And they did more than field teams. They competed and competed successfully. The "A" squad - Claire Dermody 2nd, Cathy Millett 3rd, Anita Byrne 6th - finished in first place. The "B" squad with mostly very novice runners won silver. Team members were Aisling Gannon 13th, Fiona Phelan 17th and Joanne O'Dwyer 18th. The men were also out with good [...]
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Tilburg in The Netherlands was the venue for this year's European cross-country championships. Ireland fielded strong teams in all six races- Men and women U20, U23 and senior. KCH had Aoibhe Richardson competing on the under 23 team. Following her excellent performances on the US colleges cross country season she turned in another great run. Finishing in an overall 25th place in 21.32 she was second scorer on the Irish team.
Cathy Millett stood out in the Ladies O/50 cross country championships in Gowran today. The race, run in conjunction with the men's race, saw Cathy as the leading lady from the start. Running a steady pace throughout and leaving a number of the men in her wake she was a comfortable winner of the gold- a new county champion.
The B championships, held in Gowran today, proved a useful experience for a number of our young juveniles. Darragh O'Callaghan, having led from the start, took first place in the under 7s. Another Darragh, Darragh Browne (6) also ran well in the under 7s as did Ronan Hogan (5). For the girls Ella O'Flaherty (6) and Rachel Hogan (5) ran well. In the under 9s there was some good running from the Cormacks, Ellen (7) and Sinead (5). The boys were out in force with Patrick Wall setting the pace. Michael Phelan (8) on his first cross country run lost [...]
We had a large contingent taking part in this year's Waterford Half Marathon - some with great success. For the men Toss Hayes took third place in 1.08.12. Trust Mnisti was next in 1.16.48 and then followed a dozen or so culminating with Ian Comerford who finsihed in 1.53.08. Caitriona Muldowney led our ladies in. Her time of 1.30.22 gave her first place in the O/35s. Caoimhe Foley with 1.33.15 was fifth in the same category. For many runners these distance races are more about times than places. For others its about getting to the finish and for some like [...]
Today was All-Ireland day for some of our cross country runners in Abbottstown, Co Dublin. Shay McEvoy continued his excellent form to take first place in the boys 6000m under 18. With Kevin Burns 25, James Kearney 51, John Muldowney 65, Cathal Kearney 83 and Luke Whelan 100 the club team were fourth. The same team contested the junior event with Shay placing 7th and the team coming ninth. Annie McEvoy was also in determined mode from the start of the girls under 18 race. Finishing 7th she led the county team to first place and collected a further gold as [...]
Our ladies gave a good account of themselves in todays 10 mile county championships held in conjunction with the STOOK. Catriona Muldowney, clocking 1.10.55, was first Kilkenny lady home and led the KCH team into first place. Cathy Millett in 1.12.19 was second lady home and also had the distinction of first over 50. Lisa Brennan, 5th in 1.15.16, completed the first team. Other finishers included Kate Millea 1.17.18, Oonagh Guilfoyle 1.26.46, Anne Marie Shortall 1.35.39,Louise O'Reilly 1.42.55 and Martina McGrath 1.59.15. In the men's race Graham Bourne was in excellent form and completed the run in 1.03.22. The team [...]
The KCH banner added to the colour at the NCAA cross country championships held in Thomas Zimmer course in Madison, Wisconsin, USA today. Athletes and supporters alike awoke this morning to see everthing covered in snow. The US being well prepared for such weather the roads and car parks were cleared of snow by 8.00am. Likewise with the start and finish areas of the cross country course. KCH athletes, Aoibhe Richardson, running with Portland college, and Peter Lynch running in the colours of Tulsa Hurricanes, were in fine form and did their bit for their respective colleges. Aoibhe ran the [...]
There was a clear blue sky in Adamstown at 11.45am as the under 9s went to the line for the open Leinsters cross-country. No hint to what was to come later. What could be described as a cloudburst with storm force winds drove everyone to seek cover and some tents to the heavens. The result was a wet and mucky course as the running continued. So back to the running - Sinead and Ellen Cormack represented the club in the under 9s and did so very well as they finished 10th and 16th respectively. And then it was the turn [...]