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.
Some of our athletes competed in Ulster and Munster Senior Championships this weekend. Callan Byrne had a successful trip to the Munster's in Templemore to win the 100m and 200m. Ciara Deely and Jack Manning headed to the Ulsters. Ciara placed 2nd in the 400 hurdles(1.01.51) and Jack was 3rdin the 400 (49.08).
Eoin Everard and Brian Maher made the trip to Dunboyne today for the annual 10Km Road Race. The trip was worthwhile as Eoin placed second in 30.12 and Brian was a close third in 30.13. Meanwhile Toss Hayes was in The Netherlands for a half marathon. A good run saw him complete the race in 1.05.45. Well done Men.
There were some excellent individual performances by our club members at the Schools CC Finals in Clongowes. Tops were Tom Lodge, third in Junior Boys and Shay McEvoy, fourth in Senior Boys. In the teams Loreto were tops with the Intermediate girls taking first place, helped by Eleanor Godden and Abby gilsenan. St Kierans had teams in third place in Minor, Junior and Senior. Harry Boyle, Kealin Gray and Sean Young were involved with the minors. Joey Dalton and Joe Kearns, along with Tom Lodge were Junior runners. In the senior race we had Shay McEvoy, James Kearney, Kevin Burns [...]
It was a long day at the Leinster Indoors today. It was a 7.30am start but with a full bus heading for Abbottstown the mood was high. Coming home was another story. The snow delayed everyone and with the lunches long since eaten hunger pangs dulled the enjoyment of success on the track. And success there was. Twenty teams represented the club and we have to be proud of every one of them. Full marks for every team - It didn't matter if a team seemed destined not to advance to the final as every team member pushed hard on every [...]
Jennifer Leahy had a successful Penthatlon at the weekend. Competing in the national championships under 18 she finished in second place to claim the silver medal. In route to the medal she placed 2nd in Hurdles, 2nd in High Jump, 3rd in Shot, 2nd in Long Jump and 3rdin the 800m. Alex Cullen wentin the under 14 event and finished outside the medals in a creditable fourth place. His best event was the Long Jump where he came first.
Today's 4 Mile in Clonmel had very much a Kilkenny flavour as KCH had first, second and third finishers in the personages of Brian Maher (19.01), Toss Hayes (19.07) and Eoin Everard (19.23). Not too far off thepace was Ken Maher in 18th (22.21). Well done men.
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 [...]
Congratulations to our Fit4Life ladies on their performance in todays Dublin City Marathon. Representing KCh in the County Kilkenny Marathon Championships they were placed second thereby winning the silver medals. Team scorers were Catherine Ryan 3.54.54, Teresa Comerford 4.16.04 and Sinead FitzGerald 4.34.30. Backup wasprovided by Louise O'Reilly 4.57.22 and Angela Lalor 6.11.18.