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Nov 09 Leinster Unevens in Ferbane

2019-11-10T08:29:30+00:00

ALL our athletes filled us with pride at the Leinster Uneven Ages cross-country in Ferbane today. This was real cross country. Arriving at the venue we crossed a style and journeyed some 400m infield to come to the course which had hills, ditches and muddy gaps. Thanks to Noel Maher we had our tent errected close to the starts and of course great shelter from the passing showers and cool winds.  Our under 9 girls - Emma Kelly, Amelia O'Brien, Jasmine Timmons McAneaney and Alicia Slawinski  - were first off. Then came the under 9 boys and Daire O'Flaherty used the [...]

Nov 09 Leinster Unevens in Ferbane2019-11-10T08:29:30+00:00

Nov 03 Big Numbers in Castle Park

2019-11-04T11:12:18+00:00

The weather changed during todays cross-country in the Castle Park. We started with fog clearing to overcast conditions to a brief sunshine period to rain. It wasn't only the weather that changed. Just before the official start there was a mass movement from the front field to the back field as OPW regulations required. But very quickly tents were re-erected, finish chute re-positioned, alternative course mapped out and a busy competition got under way. The Harriers had big numbers taking part - many juveniles and probably the biggest number of seniors taking part in county cross-country. And it wasn't just [...]

Nov 03 Big Numbers in Castle Park2019-11-04T11:12:18+00:00

Nov 01 American Conference XC

2019-11-01T17:04:21+00:00

Tulsa University continued their impressive performance in the American Conference XC in Memphis, Tenesee today. Five team members packed all the way through to cross the finish line in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th with just one and a half seconds between 2nd and 6th. Peter Lynch was fourth in 24.12.62. 

Nov 01 American Conference XC2019-11-01T17:04:21+00:00

Oct 27 Marathon Men and Women

2019-10-28T11:48:21+00:00

Conditions were ideal for today's Dublin City Marathon and with over thirty men and women wearing the KCH label it was a big occasion. Stalwart Paul Murphy led the Harriers men home in 2.58.33 a short distance ahead of John O'Donnell in 2.58.38. Jane Campbell finishing in 3.37.55 led the ladies home. Louise O'Reilly, Oonagh Guilfoyle, Joysa Burns and Kate Giblin all finished under the 4hours. Meanwhile across in Frankfurt huge times were being achieved. Toss Hayes, making his debut at the distance clocked 2.25. Ken Maher and Graham Bourne finished in 2.41 and 2.49 respectively. Jacinta Mulroe was first [...]

Oct 27 Marathon Men and Women2019-10-28T11:48:21+00:00

Oct 26 Leinster in Gowran

2019-10-27T12:51:34+00:00

The Leinster Juvenile Even Ages CC Championships were held in Gowran today. The venue organised and prepared by Gowran AC was a credit to the club - Parking, Administration, Catering, Results. The weather, thankfully, was ideal. Yesterday's rain left little lakes and heavy under foot conditions to add to the atltetes' workload. A number of our under 10s - Sinead Cormack, Kara Canavan, Ellen Cormack, Thomas Hayes, Ryan Farrell, Shay Molloy - took advantage of the open race to gain valuable experience. The under 12 girls were 9th club led home by Ruth Crowley. The other team members were Clodagh [...]

Oct 26 Leinster in Gowran2019-10-27T12:51:34+00:00

Oct 20 Three for the Open Country

2019-10-23T11:17:42+00:00

A bright day but the going was soft in Abbottstown today for the Athletics Ireland open cross country. We had three athletes involved competing at different levels. All three did us proud. Shay McEvoy covered the 6k course in 18.54 to claim the bronze - a good omen for the Leinster Juniors next Saturday in Gowran. Brian Maher comfortably retained the masters crown in the over 40s while Eoin Everard placed 12th in the seniors. The county seniors in The Castle Park on 3rd Nov will give the locals an opportunity to see these men, and many others, in action  [...]

Oct 20 Three for the Open Country2019-10-23T11:17:42+00:00

Oct 20 The Great Pink Run

2019-10-20T16:40:24+00:00

Kilkenny hosted its third Great Pink Run today when 3000 people took part. There were two races 5K and 10K with many of our athletes taking part. Great credit to Irene Henebry and her team of volunteers for making this a successful and enjoyable event for all.  

Oct 20 The Great Pink Run2019-10-20T16:40:24+00:00

18/19 Oct – Big Performances in USA

2019-10-20T16:35:21+00:00

This weekend was a busy one for the University cross-country athletes in the USA. The Nuttycombe Invitational was held in Wisconsin on Friday with teams from some thirty colleges participating. The Tulsa Men's team, ranked outside the top ten, turned up in confident mood and put in a very fine performance. Peter Lynch had what could be described as his most impressive race to date. Finishing  in 14th place in 23.56.1 he led his team into bronze medal position. On Saturday Aoibhe Richardson, representing San Francisco, gave a powerful performance in the Under Armour Pre-National in Indiana. Leaving the rest of [...]

18/19 Oct – Big Performances in USA2019-10-20T16:35:21+00:00

Oct 13 Good Performance in Castlecomer

2019-10-20T17:07:26+00:00

After a heavy nights rain the sun came out for the uneven cross-country championships in Castlecomer today. And it wasn't just the sun that came out. Our athletes were out in force particularly in the younger ages - Under 9s and under 10s had 29 and 28 athletes respectively - well done. And great results also ranging from Ella O'Flaherty 1st under 9 to Cathy Millett 1st Over 50. Kate Maher had a fine run to take the individual gold in girls under 11. Boys under 17 had a clean sweep with Shay McEvoy, Kevin Burns and Cathal Kearney placing [...]

Oct 13 Good Performance in Castlecomer2019-10-20T17:07:26+00:00

Oct 06 County Even Age Championships Incl O/40s

2019-10-07T20:38:44+00:00

After all the rain and Lorenso gone and largely forgotten today was sunny all through for the staging of the Even Ages CC Championships in Ballycurran. Despite having a bus laid on there was a small turnout from the club but as the saying goes "good goods in small parcels". Victory in the under 8 Boys  with Darragh O'Callaghan striking gold Aoibhinn Lacey winning silver in their respective races got us off to a good start. Teamwise it was the under 10s who proved the most impressive with both teams winning medals Girls gold and Boys bronze. The under 12 [...]

Oct 06 County Even Age Championships Incl O/40s2019-10-07T20:38:44+00:00