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 [...]
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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 [...]
Kilkennyy athletics has moved into cross-country mode. Today the focus was on the cross-country relays. While KCH numbers were down todays participants were excellent. There were wins for girls under 11, girls under 13 and boys under 15. The boys under 11 and girls under 13 also scored with third place finishes. Accumulating 5.5 points the club finished in second place behind Gowran who had 6.5 ponts. An encouraging result was the fourth place finishes by the under 10 boys and girls teams in the under 11 races. There were a number of individual stars in the u7, 8 and [...]
Aoibhe Richardson having graduated from Portland is now in San Francisco doing a Masters. Running in the Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota she mastered the field to cross the finish line in a comfortable first place - looks like a shining star in her new college colours.
Rain and more rain greeted the athletes at the St Senan'sopen cross-country in Kilmacow today. With a limited number of KCH athletes taking part it was the quality of their performances that impressed. Darragh O'Callaghan started the day with gold in boys under 8. Ella O'Flaherty ran well in girls U8. Under 9s were very much to the fore with Daire O'Flaherty and Peter Quinn placing 2nd and 4th respectively in the boys race. Emma Kelly won silver in the girls race where Lucy Maher also ran well. The under 10s had Ellen Daly and Sinead Cormack in the action [...]
The Tulsa College cross-country team had a very convincing win today in the Rhodes College International 8K. They were well helped by KCH athlete, Peter Lynch, who placed fourth in 24.25 from a field of 214 runners.
The annual Danesfort JJ Reddy attracked large numbers again this year and KCH had a considerable number taking part particularky in the 10K. In the 5K Padraig Ruane (17.05) and Cathal Kearney (17.22) took first and third place respectively. Also running the 5K were Olive Mullally, Caitriona Keneally, Nicky Flynn and Karen Nugent. The 10K also saw impressive performances with Trust Mtinsi first home in 33.46 and James Kearney individual fourth in 36.09. Impressive for the ladies was Claire Dermody with 42.30. Two of yesterday's half marathoners - Bregeen Murphy and Deirdre Scott - completed the 10K in 59.58 - [...]
Today was Medieval Marathon day with runs of varying distances in and around the medieval city. The running "triplets" Deirdre Scott, Bregeen Murphy and Una Byrne, generally seen together in training and competition, took on the marathon and true to form crossed the finish line on the Parade in 4.47.39. Their running "cousin" Ann Brett was not far behind finishing in 4.47.43. Running the half marathon were Paul Moran, Ciaran Hughes, Catherine Ryan, Edwin Harper and Dympna Kelly with first mentioned Paul Moran taking the silver in 1.23.36. Running the 10K were Marcella Dunne, Michelle Nugent and Martin Dowling while [...]
Over 800 runners completed the Quinlan Cup half matathon in Tullamore today. Our athletes performed exceptionally well with Trust Mtinsi finishing 6th in 1.12.57. Ladies Jacinta Mulroe (1.30.14), Lisa Brennan (1.32.44) and Claire Dermody (1.32.49) were among the top female runners. Among those to perform well were Davy Hogan (1.32.48) and Paul Phelan (1.45.52).