Our two athletes had an excellent outing when competing in the Celtic Games in Grangemouth, Scotland today. Following on a fine track and field season on the home front they didn't disappoint when called up to the national squad. Shay McEvoy took the number one spot in the 3000m with another excellent time of 8.52. Rory McGabhann was no less impressive as he cleared 1.91 in the high jump to take second place. Well done lads and congratulations to your coaches who helped to bring you to this stage in your athletic development. Congratulations all.
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Three of our athletes have been selected by the AAI for international events. Rory MvGabhann and Shay McEvoy are heading to Grangemouth in Scotland forthe Celtic Games on 4th August - Shay to compete in the 3000m and Rory in the high jump. And Ciara Deely has been selected for the 4x400m relay squad to compete in the European Championships in Berlin from 7th to 12th August.
With Cliodhna Manning, winner of national senior 400m in 2017, out of action through injury it was left to Ciara Deely to represent the club at the national senior track and field finals in Santry this weekend. And she represented us in style. In the second semi-final on Saturday she placed second in 55.56 to qualify for Sunday's final. Finishing 6th with a slightly better time of 55.37 in this her first time at these championships - and still a juvenile - was quite an achievement and augers well for the future.
Shay McEvoy continued his good form with a splendid run in the 3000m under 18 at the national juvenile track and field finals in Tullamore today. His time was an excellent 8.51.27 - a result of consistant training throughout the season. There were many other good performances from our athletes at these finals - particularly from our distance runners. James Kearney won bronze in the under 18 steeplechase. Kevin Burns and Luke Whelan were 9th and 14th respectively in the 3000m final under 18. In the 3000m under 17 Cathal Kearney placed 10th and John Muldowney was 12th. Other high achievers [...]
With Cliodhna Manning, winner of national 400m in 2017, out through injury it was left to Ciara Deely to wear the singlet for KCH at this years championships. Running in Heat 2 of the 400m on Saturday she placed second in 55.36. In Sunday's final she had a slightly better time of 55.37 which earned her sixth place.
Not for the first time this summer everything was hot in Tullamore - especially the weather and the competition. Rory McGabhann took both in his stride and with a powerfull new PB of 1.96m he took the gold in the under 18 national high jump. Congratulations to a great competitor and congrats also to Paddy O'Dwyer, the high jump coach. Shay McEvoy clocked 4.07.26 to take second placein the 1500m under 18 - a race which included clubmates Kevin Burns (11th) and James Kearney (19th). Following Rory's gold and Shay's silver Ella Richardson completed the medals with bronze in the [...]
The Track and Field season got underway with the staging of the St Senan’s event. A small cohort of Harriers made the trip to Kilmacow and acquitted themselves very well. Molly Daly was the star performer as she won gold in 80m and 300m under 11 and a third with the under 12 relay team. RESULTS- Under 9 Ellen Daly 3/80m, Under 11 Molly Daly 1/80m,1/300m; Under 12 Roisin Burns 3/80m, 3/Long Jump, James Bergin 2/700m, Girls 1/Relay; Under 13 Sean Young 2/100m, 2/long jump, 2/high jump; Under 14 Harry Boyle 2/100m.