Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The following, based on their performance in the Leinster Cross Country Championships, qualified to run on the Kildare County team:
Under 12 Boys
Sean Flanagan, Conall Hayes, Patrick Flanagan
Under 16 Girls
Under 18 Girls
Aine O'Connor, Erica Dixon
Best of luck, one and all, and those of us who are unable to travel to Tramore at the weekend will be thinking of you.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Please note warm up is at 11.00am to be ready for the first race of the day - Under 11 girls at 12 noon sharp. This will be followed by the Under 11 boys.
We will meet at the Leinster Tent. Club singlets and running spikes should be worn if athletes have them (use 12mm stikes where possible).
If you need directions to the venue please click here.
Best of luck to all competing athletes, and remember to have fun!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
We will meet at the Leinster Tent.
The first race is at 12.00noon sharp - Under 12 girls, followed by Under 12 boys.
Running spikes should be worn if athletes have them and 12mm stikes should be used.
If you need directions to the venue please click here.
Best of luck to all competing athletes.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Girls U9 team
Fiona Coghlan, Kate Harris, Carragh Hayes and Lauren Boyle, the team was called to the start, it was their debut race, the girls were cheered on by their parents and coaches. Caragh was home first in 9th position followed very closely by Katie 11th, Lauren 26th and Fiona 29th, the team finished 4th overall in the team event - well done girls.Boys U9 team were next, again for all the boys it was their debut race: the teams was as follows;
Ruairi Mac Suibhne, Joshua Dunne, Cian O'Regan, Daire Whelan, David Brennan, the team lined up and were eager to go, there was 60 athletes listed in this race. Joshua approached the finish in great style and was the first home in 10th position followed by Cian O'Regan, Ruairi 26th, Daire 27th and David 29th. The team were 4th overall, well done lads.
Girls U11 team as follows;
Catherine Jones, Ciara Brennan, Cliona nic Shuibhne, Fina Hayes, Emma Cahill, running spikes on - the team approached the start again there was a big field in this race. They got off to a good start, with Catherine leading the team, they had plenty of support along the way with their parents shouting and running alongside. First home was Catheine who turned and waited for the rest of her team, Cliona 21st, Ciara Brennan 25th, Fina 27th and Emma Cahill brought the team home. These girls were great, smiles all round they finished 4th in the team event .
Boys u11 team as follows;
Patrick Flanagan, Connal Hayes, Oisin Casey, David Wright and Tim Garland; the lads got down to business and again in was a very large field. The race was very competitive. Patrick had a great race a finished 6th, hot on his heels Connall Hayes 8th, Oisin in his debut appearance for the club 32nd, David again his debut 34th and Tim Garland brought his team home. The lads finish 4th in the team event.
Boys U13 team as follows;
Sean Flanagan, Lousie Hartnett, Alex howell, Darragh nolan, Connor kiley, Shane Roche, Adam Kenny and Connor Garry. Sean, Darragh Connor Kiely moved up from U12s to make a full team; the lads got down to business straight away and were up against fierce competition from St Cocas, Celbridge and Naas. Sean made his move and was comfortable over the 1200m, Sean was fist home 5th, followed closely by Louis 9th, Alex 13th, Darragh 20th, Connor Kiely21st, Shane 26th, Adam 31st his first race and Connor Garry brought the team home also his first race. The lads did very well and were rewarded for their efforts in winning silver in the team event. Congratulations boys and best wishes in the leinsters
Girls U15, we had three competing for the club in this 1500m race, Julie Boyle, Emma Toner and Roisin Flanagan who had moved up from U14 to make a team. Unfortunately they were one short on the day. Not letting this effect them the girls went out and put in solid performances. Julie finish well in 11th, Roisin 14th and Emma in 16th place. The girls were cheered on by many of the younger athletes, parents and coaches.
Boys U15, two lads in this 2000m race Connor Murphy and Basit Eniafe, this was a very competitive race and conditions underfoot were slippery. Connor had a good solid performance but faced tough competition from St Cocas and Naas. In the closing stages of the race Connor gave his all and finished in 5th position with Basit in 12th. Well done lads and best of luck in the Leinsters.
Girls U17 Erica Dixon - 2000m another competitive race with rivals from Naas, St Cocas and Crookstown Millview, a steady performance saw Erica finishing just out side the medals in 4th. Best of luck in the Leinsters
Girls U19 Aine O'Connor - 3000m Aine lead from the start and was very relaxed and comfortable throughout her race, she finished well ahead of her competitor winning the race in style. Well done Aine, best of luck in the Leinsters.
The final race of the day was a first for Le Chéile, Masters Men 3000m- Mr Tony Brennan and Mr John O'Regan. Having been told to warm up on numerous occassions they finally got the message and limbered up. They stepped up to the line and got down to business. They faced competition from St Cocas, Naas, Crookstown and a full team from Celbridge. Tony took an early lead (not sure if that was a wise decision) and unfortunately lost some ground in the later stages of the race, both men were cheered on by the juvenile athletes and most importantly their children. Larry Kelly made a move at the 2000m and was follwed by a Newbridge Athlete, John stepped up a gear and was in 3rd position and he remained in that position to the finish. Tony finished 7th overall. As this race is catagorised by age, John won the Master 1 race and Tony (the elder lemon) was runner up in Master 2. Well done boys - Congratulations also as both men have been selected for the Kildare County Master team that will compete in the Leinster. Unfortunately John is unable to run on this day as he is running the Dublin City Marathon on the 27th October next.
A hugh thanks to all who assisted on the day, parents, athletes and a special thanks to Rob Harris (Kate's dad and new addition to coaching team) who took lots of photos and even got a chance to demonstrate another string to his bow and administered first aid.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Niall O'Sullivan 1st - U9
Patrick Flanagan 3rd - U10
Eoin Dolan 9th - U10
Sean Flanagan 1st - U12
Aaron O’Brien 7th - U12
Louis Hartnett 4th - U13
The girls teams were also very strong competitors; with dedicated runs from Ailis, Eimear, Aideen and Sarah
Edel Murray 3rd - U11
Catherine Jones 6th - U11
There may have been other athletes from the club competing disguised in their school colours - if you know of anyone else who competed, please let me know.
Thanks to Fiona for the update!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The Liz McDonnell run is a charity event in aid of Arc cancer care and the organisers plan to exceed the €4000 raised last year. Entry to the race is by donation on the day. This is a very worthy cause and we encourage all our members and friends to support this event.
For those of you unaware of the history of this event - Elisabeth McDonnell was a former student at St. Wolstan's Community School, she was a distinguished member of its camogie and hockey teams, who sadly died in July 2005 at the age of eighteen from malignant melanoma. Outside of school her main talents lay in athletics and especially cross country running in which she won awards up to national level. A committee was formed in 2005 to establish an annual event to honour her memory.
For further information contact:
Mobile: 086 8158507
Monday, September 29, 2008
and Emily Gallagher
ran well and finished a very respectable 4th in the team event, all the girls managed to smile when they got their breath back.
Next up was the girls U12 team, unfortunately for Niamh Kane the rest of the team did not show up. Niamh did the best she could and finished a very respectable 9th overall.
The Boys u12 team were next and for some of the boys it was their first taste of competition. Team members;
Tim Garland and
The boys were up against fierce competition from Eire Óg AC, Sean Finshed in Second place followed by Patrick 8th, Conall 13th and Darragh 18th, they took silver in the team event so well done to Fiachra, Tim and Adam for bringing the team home.
Girls U14 team memers;
and Emma Brady.
The team had a tough race Roisín was the first home in 14th place, followed closely by Ciara, Emma and Jennifer. The girls took the bronze medal in the team event.
Girls U16 didn't have a team so Aoife Donnan and Ashling Brady made their way to the start line, there were a few nerves but they got off to a great start and both girls ran a good 2k. Ashling finished in 4th place, followed by Aoife who picked off 4 other athletes in the closing 150m to finish in 7th place.
Connor Murphy (U16 3k), Connor ran a very tatictal race and didn't let the competition phase him. After 2k he was in 3rd place, he then made his move and moved into 1st place winning the race in style.
Erica Dixon (U18 3k), Erica ran well and looked very comfortable, in the closing 200m she made her move and went from 4th to 2nd position. All in all a great day.
Many thanks to the parents who attended on the day to lend support and cheer their athletes on. Apologies to those who ended up in Crookstown -
The next meeting in this series is on Sunday 12th in Kilcock. I hope that we will see more athletes competing on the day. Competition ages U9,U11,U13,U15,U17,u19, Masters Men & women.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Under 10 --600m ---600m
Under 12 -1000m --1000m
Under 14 -1200m --1500m
Under 16 -2000m --3000m
Under 18 -3000m --5000m
Intermediate ------3500m --6000m
Senior -------------3500m-- 6000m
If you need directions to Crookstown click here
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Results of the Le Chéile AC 5k Road Race:
1st Eric Keogh, Dunore Harriers
2nd John Grimes, Lucan Harriers
3rd Tom McSweeney, Dunore Harriers
1st Erica Dixon, Le Chéile AC
2nd Liz Arkins, Lucan Harriers
3rd Eileen O’Brien, Lucan Harriers
The remainder of the activities saw in excess of 100 children aged 5+ enjoy track races and an agility challenge. The agility challenge is a new addition to this annual event and offered the opportunity to test some of core skills in speed and agility. Groups of children we seen throwing balls, bouncing and jumping over obstacles and sprinting in an effort to better their previously recorded results. The highlight of the day was the novelty events which saw young and old alike, hopping in sacks, hobbling with a partner and sprinting with eggs on spoons over the 20M course. The skills of the judges were pushed to the limits as tight finishes and bending of rules appeared to be the order of the day.
The day was enjoyed by all and demonstrated the ethos of the club with the level of participation and fun experienced by all. Supported by members from Lucan Harriers, North West Kildare, Dunore Harriers and Clondakin AC, there was also many locals in attendance who were new to the sport of athletics.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
The following are the approximate times for the events:
2:00 - Registration
3:00 - U10 800m (Girls then Boys)
3:20 - U12 1000m (Girls then Boys)
3:30 - 5k Rad Race
3:40 - U14 1500m - Girls
4:10 - U14 1500m - Boys
4:20 - U16 200m (Girls then Boys)
4:45 - U8 200m (Girls then Boys)
3:00 - Challenge start
4:00 - Egg & Spoon race
4:15 - Sack Race
4:30 - 3-Legged Race
5:00 - Prize Giving
Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sun Aug 31st, Juvenile Cross county training day, Donadea Forest (11am)
Sun Sep 7th, Le cheile AC 5k Road Race u17 upwards, U10,12,14,16 track races (3pm)
Sat Sep 13th, Hurdles/Speed/high jump Coaching Day, Newbridge AC (11am) , Athletes welcome 13yrs upwards
Sat Sep 20th, Round 5 Kildare League, Cross country Event, Venue - Edenderry Rugby club, (12pm warmup)
Sun Sep 28th, Kildare Cross Country Championships, U12-U18, (11am warm)
Sun Oct 5th, Liz McDonnell 5k Run, Castletown House, Celbridge (3pm)
Sat Oct 11th, Donadea Runners 10k Cross country, Donadea Forest Park
Sun Oct 12th, Kildare Cross Country Championships,U11-U19, (11am warmup) - (no venue as yet)
Sun Oct 26th, Leinster Cross country Championships, Novice, vets, U12-U18 (12.00pm) ( no venue as yet)
Sun Nov 9th, Leinster Cross Country Championships, Intermediate, U11 - U19 (11am warmup) (no venue as yet)
Sun Nov 23rd, All Ireland Cross Country Championships, Junior,Senior, U12-U18 (11am warmup) (no venue as yet)
Sun Dec 7th, All Ireland Cross country Championships Novice, U11-U19 (11am warmup) (no venue as yet)
Friday, August 15, 2008
The race is open to all and the entry fee is €10. There will be prizes for the first three women and men.
A map of the route can be found here. Any queries please mail email@example.com
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
See you all very soon.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
To see more detail of the events that will be held on the day click here to see the flyer.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Congratulations to all the athletes who represented the club in the All Ireland's this year.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Costs are €10 for the session. If you are interested please drop me an eMail.
Monday, July 7, 2008
- Julie made it through to the 80m hurdles final and finished 6th
- Georgie came 3rd in the U19 Javelin
- Aine finished 3rd in the U18 3000m
- Connor was out of the medals positions but ran a great race
Day 3 will be taking place on next sunday 13th July, and we will be represented as follows:
- Aine - 1500m & high jump,
- Ciara - 1500m
- Erica - Javelin
Friday, July 4, 2008
Good Luck to Ciara, Connor, Erica, Aine, Shelly and Julie who we have not doubt will do an excellent job representing themselves and our club.
If you are travelling to the event you can find a detailed map here and if you need accomodation click here to see a list with special rates arranged by AAI.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Good luck to Erica who will competing in this Inter-Provincial schools competition.
Sun 29/06 - AAI Junior & U23 T&F Championships, Tullamore
Good luck to Georgie who is competing this All-Ireland competition.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Ciara Hewson U/14 – 4th 800m
Connor Murphy U/15 – 4th 800m
Erica Dixon U/17 – Ist Javelin (Leinster Champion) - (New PB of 28m.86)
Aine O’Connor U/18 – 2nd 300m Hurdles & 2nd 1500m
Shelly Brady U/18 – 3rd Javelin
The performance of these athletes has led to qualification for the All-Irelands.
Well done to Basit Eniafe U/15 he just missed out on qualification taking 5th place in the shot putt, Connor Kelly put in a good performance despite having to throw shot and javelin in high such winds and rain. Alex Howell and Louis Hartnett both U13 put is solid performances in their 600m, this was their first Track & Field Leinster Championships – well done boys. Julie missed out on qualification in her 100m, coming 5th in her final.
Many thanks to the athletes who have trained hard during the year and thanks to the parents who endured two long wet & cold days in Tullamore.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Ciara Hewson U/14 – 2nd 1500m
Julie Boyle U/15 - 3rd 80m Hurdles
Aine O’Connor U/18 – 1st 300m (Leinster Champion), 2nd High Jump
Shelly Brady U/18 – 2nd 3000m
Georgie Leahy U/19 – 1st Javelin – (Leinster Champion)
The performance of these athletes has led to qualification for the All-Irelands.
Other performances of note were Connor Murphy U/15 ran a great 1500m, his first ever Leinster competition, and finished 6th overall. Emma Brady U/14 put in a good performance in her shot and javelin despite the torrential rain.
Well done again to all!
Friday, June 20, 2008
- Best of luck to all the athletes competing in the Leinsters in Tullamore on Saturday and Sunday
- We look forward to being able to report a successful outcome from the church gate collections this weekend, all help will be greatfully accepted on either Saturday evening or Sunday morning. If you are available to help please eMail me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- We also look forward to seeing you all on Sunday at 3pm for our Annual fun day. The good news is that the outlook for the weather is improving as quoted by Met Éireann this morning
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
U8---60m, 150m----------150m , Ball Throw
U9---300m, Long Jump--300m, Long Jump
U10--300M, Ball Throw--80m, 300m
U11--150M, Long Jump---60m, 150m
U12--80M, 150m---------- 80m, 150m
U13--200M, Shot Putt---- 200m, Long Jump
U14--200m, 300m--------- 200m, 300m
U15--150m , 300m----------150m, 600m
Wednesday 25th June - League, round 4 - Newbridge - 7pm
Sunday 29th June - 'B' Chapionship - Crookstown - 1pm
Saturday 20th September - League, round 5 - Carbury (NW Kildare) - 1pm (Provisional)
Sunday 5th October - County Cross Country, Day 1 - Celbridge - 12pm (Provisional)
Saturday 31st August - Hurdles, High Jump, Speed work - Newbridge - 11am
(For coaches and athletes over 13)
Saturday 31st August - Cross Country - Donadea picnic area - 11am
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Girls U15 - Julie Boyle
Girls U17 - Aisling Brady
Girls U19 - Aine O'Connor, Shelly Brady
Boys U13 - Sean Flannagan
Boys U17 - Conor Murphy
When: Sunday 22nd June at 2pm
Where: Leixlip Amenities Centre
Cost: €3 per child (Max €6 per family)
As well as the traditional track events for the 8 to 14 year olds, a variety of novelty events including:- Egg & Spoon Race, 3-Legged Race, Sack Race, Wellie Throw, Toddler Race and Adults race will be held.
Open Event Flyer.
Track & Field
U11 - Patrick Flanagan made the 200m final
U11 - Chloe Gellson - 4th Long Jump
U12 - Sean Flanagan - 1st 200m, 1st Long Jump
U12 - Edel Murray made the 80m final
U14 - Darragh O'Boyle - 3rd Long Jump and 4th 200m final
U15 - Julie Boyle - 1st 100m final, 2nd Long Jump
U15 - Connor Murphy - 2nd 800m
U15 - Basit Eniafe - 3rd 800m
U17 - Erica Dixon - 1st High Jump (U18), 2nd Shot Putt
U17 - Ashling Brady - 3rd 100m
U17 - Olivia Flanagan - 4th 300m
U18 - Aine O'Connor - 1st 200m, 800m and shot putt, 2nd High Jump
U18 - Shelly Brady - 2nd 200m and 800m, 3rd High Jump, shot putt
Masters - Lisa Dixon - 3rd 100m
Relay - Aine, Shelly, Erica, Lisa - 3rd women's relay event
Girls U15 - Julie Boyle - 1st
Girls U18 - Aine O'Connor - 1st
Boys U14 - Connor Kelly - 3rd
Girls U18 - Erica Dixon - 1st
Senior Men - Georgie Leahy - 1st
Senior Men - Justin Leahy - 2nd
Senior Women - Erica Dixon - 1st
Senior Women - Lisa Dixon - 2nd
Well done again to all for representing the club so well.