Today was Day 4 of the national juvenile track and field championships incorporating The "B" championships and some juvenile relays held in Tullamore amid heat and heavy rain. William Nugent wont mind. Competing in Shot and 80m he won silver and bronze respectively. Other good performances came from Ella Wall (7th in high jump and 8th in long jump) and Grace Delahunty (8th in high jump and 9th in 80m). We had three relay teams in action with all of them reaching the finals and coming close to medals. The boys under 14 (Danny Ring, Alex Cullen, Louie Raggett, William [...]
Peter Lynch and Eoin Everard saw some action today - Peter in Wexford, Eoin in Belgium. Peter made the short trip to Camross, Co Wexford for the Five Mile Stride race where he duly won the race in 25.05. Eoin went to Belgium where he finished sixth in the 5000m race in 14.00.12 - an excellent workout in preparation for next weekend's national seniors.
Shay McEvoy put in an excellent performance at the European U20 championships in Boras, Sweeden. In the semi-final of the 3000m on Thursday he came with a storming finish to make fifth place in 8.36.20 and automatic qualification for the final. In Saturday's final he again put in a great run to finish 14th in 8.38.03. Well done.
Another hot day in Tullamore for Day 3 of the National Juvenile Champoionships. KCH had eight athletes involved today and all reached the finals of their respective events. Annie McEvoy was also in hot form. Having won the 3000 in the afternoon heat of yesterday she had the 1500 to contend with in today's heat. That she did and did it well to win the silver. A further three of our athletes were also involved n the 1500s - Tom Lodge U16, Cathal Kearney U18 and Kevin Burns U19. They finished 6th, 16th and 7th respectively. Orla Kenny U15 and [...]
Day 2 of the national juvenile championships were held in Tullamore today. Our under 15 sprinters did well with Jennifer Obah and Amelie Foley each placing 4th in their respective heats while Conor Byrne was 6th in his. Conor was 7th in the triple jump and Amelie did likewise in the long jump. Alex Cullen had a PB of 5.04 with 6th place in the long jump under 14 and cleared 1.45 to come 7th in the high jump. John Muldowney (U18) and Luke Whelan (U19) finsihed 12th and 11th respectively in their 3000m. Annie McEvoy once again showed her [...]
How many miles to how many different places to find KCH athletes over the weekend. First stop was Tullamore for the national junior and under 23 championships. The McEvoys were up and running in the junior championships. Annie took silver in the 1500m (4.42.39) and Shay had a maasive performance to clinch the gold in the 3000m (8.24.74). In under 23 Jack Manning finished third in his 400m heat (49.90). Aoibhe Richardson was in London as part of the Irish 10k team. She finished third on the team with a new PB of 33.41. Callan Byrne was in Tortosa, Spain, [...]
A small and determined group represented the club at round 2 of the National League in the Morton Stadium today. They competed in ten events and achieved a high standard averaging over 7 points per event. Such a performance if equalled in both rounds with a more complete team would not only gain a place in the final but would guarantee league medals. Jack Manning had 18 points from weight for distance and 400m. Callan Byrne garnered 16 - 1st in 200m, 2nd in 100m; Luke Whelan collected 12 points - 2nd in steeplechase and 4th in 800m; Kevin Byrne [...]
Todays 10K at the Pink Rock incorporated the county 10K championship. Our ladies team were very much to the fore and scored brilliantly. Jacinta Mulroe, 2nd lady overall and first Kilkenny; Cathy Millett, 3rd overall and 2nd Kilkenny -plus first over 50; and Claire Dermody 5th overall and 4th Kilkenny were comfortably first county team. Best for the men was Trust Mtinsi in 4th place. John Phelan ahd an excellent run to complete the course in 37.47 and win silver in the over 50 category. well done all.
Shay McEvoy and Eoin Everard made the trip to Waterford to compete in the BritishMilers event there. Both went in 3k races and posted excellent times. Eoin ran it in 8 minutes and 3 seconds. Shane's time was 8.22.78 which gives him the qualifying time for the European Juniors. Congratulations.
A thunder storm started the day in Kilkenny. Rain threatened in Tullamore but it was the heat that developed as the day progressed. Than to Noel Maher, tent mender extraordinaire, we had shelter and a base for all to meet and support each other. Being an All-Ieland the competition was tough. All our athletes coped well. Their were ups and downs - thrills and spills - A dropped baton - a fall- followed by recovery - great teamwork - life building skills -it was all there. Thanks to the many parents who travelled to support - all shared in the [...]