Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Training 14th December 2010

Delighted to say that training will go ahead this evening, so see you all at 6.45pm.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Training Cancelled Thursday 9th December 2010

Training is cancelled this evening, due to ongoing bad weather conditions. Hopefully we will be back on track next week.

Leinster Squad day has also been cancelled - sat 11th Dec.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Training Cancelled

There will be no training tonight, Thursday 2nd December, due to poor weather conditions and snow on the track. Please keep an eye on the website for updates regarding next weeks training.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Training cancelled tonight - Tuesday 30th

There will be no training this evening due to snow on track. We will see what weather does before making a decision for Thursday.

Friday, November 19, 2010

County Squad Day 20th November2010

County Squad Day will take place at Celbridge AC tomorrow sat 20th November. Start Time 11.00, Open to all members u12 upwards. Sprints/Hurdles/Field Events coaching will take place at teh track in Celbridge. Middle distance will take place at Castletown House, meet at front of the house at 11.00. Cost €5.00, club coaches welcome to attend.

Quiz Night - 19th November 2010

Our annual Quiz night will take place tonight at St Marys GAA, Leixlip, 8.00pm, €40 per table of 4. Please support this fundraiser.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Leinster CC 7th November 2010 - adamstow wexford

The following athlethes are competing on Sunday;
GirlsU11 Team
Aishling ni Domhnaill, Ailbhe nolan, Emma Browne, Carragh Hayes, Kate Harris & Leah Choi
Girls U13 - Team
Fina Hayes, Chloe Cleeson, Eve, Cribbins, Hannah Choi, Cliona McSuibhne
Boys U11 - Ciaran Connolly
Boys U13 - Conall Hayes, Patrick Flanagan & Liam Murphy
Boys U15 - Darragh Nolan & Sean Flanagan
Boys U17 - Basit Enafit & Conor Murphy

Best of luck to you all

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Training Cancelled Tonight (Tue 02/11)

Due to the constant rain and driving winds training for Juvenilles is cancelled. Normal training will resume on Thursday evening.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dublin City Marathon 25th October 2010

Another early start for me on a very crisp Bank Holiday Monday, thankfully I was only going to support the Le Cheile atheltes in their quest to run the Dubin City Marathon, for some it was their debeut for others it was a chance to run a faster time and for others they were pacing the event.

I positioned myself at the 15mile mark at the Kimmage road and at 1hr 10min the leaders passed a bigger group than last year with about 10 in it and all looking comfortable. The first of the Le Cheile fit4life past was Jarlath, he looked really comfortable and managed a large smile as he passed by. I just thought to myself how do they do it? but the answer is they set a goal and trained hard! I knew Tony was pacing the 3.30 group and they went passed i let a shout out "come of Le Cheile" but I couldn't see Tony nor did I see Des who's goal was to run a 3.30 marathon, I hope they heard me. I saw Veronica who passed by in a large group but she turned around when i let out a shout for her. Allison passed by, I told her she was doing great, but this doesn't even come close to how describing the admiration that I feel for every sinlge person who runs a marathon. Allison even looked comfortable enough but she told me her knee was giving her some trouble. I got the surprise of my life when as i was just clapping for the steady stream of runners passing by I heard a loud shout "Lisa Long, my god " and there I saw some old pals of mine from Blackrock Jean and john Redmond, brother and sister who currently reside in Canada. Anyway I was waiting on Cathy to come along and I was hoping that i hadn't missed her and when I saw her, so I cheered again, then I saw Marian and she too was going great. I had hoped to see Paul (Conor's dad, his first marathon) but unfortuanately I didn't spot him amongst the steady flow of fantastic people.

Apologies to anyone that I have left out, all the Le Cheile crew were supported by family members and friends along the route and I'm sure they were delighted to hear their names being called out and encouraged along the very long hard 26 mile route of the Dublin City Marathon.

Well done to you all you are fantastic!

Round 1 Leinster Cross Country 24th October 2010

Round 1 was held in the grounds of Belvedere House, Mullingar, in fantastic Sunshine. First up were Emma Browne, Fina Hayes and Aibhine Grimes, competing in the U12's, unfortunately the girls fellow team member Kate Harris had to pull out just before the start. Never the less the girls were put in their pen and they awaited the gun!, then they were off in a very competative race the girls ran up and down a number of hills that made up the 2k tough courseand they were all glad to see the finish line. The girls finished Fina80,Aighine 81 & Emma 91 in a race that had over 160 competitors. It was the first time both Emma and Aibhine competed at Leinster level, Emma Bowne has also moved up an year to compete. So well done the girls. Fina and Emma will compete in the Next round of the Leinsters also on 7th November in Wexford,

Next up was Liam Murphy, this was his debut race, Liam didn't compete in the Kildares. Liam had a good start and moved forwards passing out many athletes on the way. Liam was also running 2k, again a very competative race and he gave it his all, with legs turning to jelly he made his last push on for the line and finished a very respectable 33rd again out of over 150 athletes. The kildare boys team finished as the 2nd County and Liam scored on this team, he was the fifth Kildare Boy home and earned himself a well deserved Silver medal (he hasn't received it yet). Liam will now run on the Kildare team at the All-Ireland Championships.

U14 boys were up next, Conor Kiely, Conall Hayes and Sean Flanagan, all the boys got out well but unfortunately lost some ground during the 3k race, they all raced well, but I'm unsure of where they finished, its hard to judge with 160 in a race. The Kildare team were 3rd County but they results aren't up on the Leinster web site yet so not sure if all the lads scored on the Kildare team. So watch this space.........well done boys. Conall and Sean will also be competing on 7th November. Leinster have posted the results, delighted to say that Kildare County Boys U14 took third County and both Sean (27th) and Conall (37th) scored on the Kikldare team.

The last competitor was Conor Murphy, stepping up a year and running a very tough 6k. Conor got a good start and was with the leaders at 2k, not sure what exactly happened, Conor began loosing ground and the learders began to pull away, at 4k Conor dug deep and regained his concentration and did well to finish a very respectable 14th, just missing out on the provincial team. Kildare County did not have an u18 team in this race unfortunately. Conor will compete in his own age group on 7th November in Wexford. Best of luck all.

Many thanks to parents for your continued support and thanks to Liams dad Willie for the photo's. They will be posted for you to see.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Information Evening with Mark Kenneally

There will be an information evening held this Thursday (13th Oct) in the Ryevale Tavern at 8:30. International Kildare Athlete and Physiotherapist, Mark Kenneally, will present to us methods by which runners can prevent injury and how to deal with some common injuries.

All are welcome, and of course there will be a little drink after the session as part of the social interaction of the adult members and friends.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Kildare Cross Country Championships Round 2

The second round of champsionships will take place tomorrow, anyone who doesn't know how to get to Crookstown Millview, please be at the amenities at 10.15 am, sunday 10th October and you can follow myself and pat.

Best of luck to all competeing athletes.

Leinster Developement Squad

Congratulations to Erica Dixon, Conor Murphy and Sean Flanagan who have been selected for the Leinster Squad.

Welll done

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Kildare Cross Country Championships Round 1

The first round of the Championships took place today in sunshine at Eire Og in Carragh, Co. Kildare. Unfortunately a number of teams were lost due to no shows from athletes. The only age group that we managed to have a team event was the Girls U9, who finished a respectable 5th over all.
U9 Team: Abbey Tarrant (27th), Aoife Maloney (21st) Ciara Mulleady((12th) and Laura Browne (17th)
U9 boys: Oran Hayes (12th) & Ruairi Hession (8th)
U11 boys: Ciaran Connolly (17th), Andrew Hession (18th)
U11 Girls: Emma Browne(25th) Carragh Hayes (9th)
U13 boys: Thomas Connolly & Patrick Flanagan
U15 boys: Darragh Nolan
U17 Boys: Conor Murphy 1st - Kildare Champion.

The Girls U9 were the first up and they did great they all had smiles on their faces, for Abbey and Aoife is was their first taste of competition. Well done. U9 Boys, both Oran and Ruairi had a great debut race and they were cheered on by their proud parents. U11 girls, this saw an increased distance this year. Carragh had a great race as was well up coming into the home straight, Emma did great and still mananged to smile at the finish. U13 boys competed well in a very large field, unfortunately I don't have their exact finishes, but well done to you Patrick and Thomas, Poor Conall wished he was running with you but had to be content with cheering them on from the sidelines. Nest up was Darragh Nolan, running out of his age, Darragh put in a very solid performance and did himself and the club proud, up against lads who were twice his size he finished in fine style, Darragh race was 3k. Last but not least was Conor Murphy, Conor worked very well in his race and looked very comfortable and dealt with the pressure from his rival from Newbridge, who remained on his shoulder. Conor did all the work but on this occasion he was not to be beaten and stretched his lead to over 200m to win. Congratulations.

Many thanks to all the parents who cheered and supported all the atheltes today, thanks also to Pat Hayes a fellow coach.

Can I remind all parents that all athletes are entered into the Kildare Championships and that we will try arrange lifts if parents are unable to attend themselves. Please just let us know. The next round is on Sunday 10th October in Crookstown. Its the even ages, so U10's - U18 with Master Men and Women, but that also means that all athletes can move up an age group to compete ouU9 can move up and compete out of their age, eg; U9 move upwards to U10 and so on.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Juvenille Trainnig Cancelled

Due to the continuing rain and wet condition of the track - training will not take place tonight. See you all on Tuesday.

Liz McDonnell - 5k Cross Country

The Liz McDonnell run takes place this Sunday (26th Sep) at 14:30.

This is a great annual charity event run in the grounds of Castletown House. All monies raised on the day go to a very worthy cause (ARC cancer care) and keep the memory of the wonderful Liz McDonnell alive. It is a race that is suitable for all levels and normally includes a large contingent of walkers in ...the field. Given the rain that we have had all week, the ground is likely to be a little tender underfoot. Hope to see many from Le Chéile supporting this great event.

Entry is by donation on the day of the race. Registration from 1pm in front of Castletown House.

For more information on the wonderful (and personally experienced) work that ARC do, see http://www.arccancersupport.ie/

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Kildare County Squad Day Setpember 18th 2010

Kildare County are holding the first of 3 development days this saturday for all Kildare athletes U12's upwards. The venue is Celbridge Athletic Club, Clane Road, Celbridge, start time 11.00am, the cost is 5 euro. Most events will be covered, including, middle distance, sprints & hurdles.
Please bring rain jacket, packed lunch and change of clothes. the session is expected to finish at 1.00pm

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Track Unavailable

The track is not available this weekend as there is an international archery competition taking place on the in-field. Anyone with the slightest interest in archery should pop up and have a look, its a great event. Anyone interested in running, best to avoid....

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Training

Sunday training, Meet 11.00 St Catherines Park, Leixlip. All welcome

National League- Kildare Athletics

Congratulations to Erica Dixon who competed on the Kildare Team in the final of the National League. Kildare Athletics finished in 2nd Place earning them a Silver Senior Medal. Erica competed alongside Rose Anne Galligan and Claire Brady both international athletes, along with fellow clubs athletes, Sinead (Celbridge) Naimh ( St Cocas) Rachel (St Cocas) Pauline (Kildare) Corla (Naas) Evelyn (Newbridge) Sophie (Newbridge) Fiona (Newbridge) Chloe (St Cocas).

Well done to all the girls, they were beaten by Galway by a mere 2 points, this is a very young team with great future.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fit4Life Social Evening

A date for your diary!

Thursday 9th September

Ryevale Tavern 8pm

John Donovan, Chartered Physiotherapist,

will discuss the importance of the correct footwear for running.

John will also talk briefly about Running Injuries (specifically to help understand the difference between injury, and training aches and pains).

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Erica - Le Chéile Golden Girl

Congratulations to Erica Dixon who won Gold in Javelin event at All Ireland Track & Field competition last weekend. Erica threw an impressive 31.9m to win gold medal and also achieved a personal best This result is even more impressive when you consider that Erica has been extremely busy studying for and completing her Leaving Certificate and as such has not been able to dedicate her normal time to the training programme.

Friday, July 16, 2010

European Championships

Le Cheile athlete David McCarthy has been officially named on the Irish team for the European Championships later this month. David will be competing in the 800m but has also been named on the 4x100m relay squad. David has represented his club and his country on the international stage many times before and no doubt he will take this oppertunity in his stride. This event displays the strength of Kildare athletes as we will also see Newbridge's Roseanne Galligan in the 800m and Claire Brady from Celbridge in the 4x100m women's relay. Congratulations to David, Roseanne and Claire on qualification and best of luck to them all in the championships.

The European Championships take place in the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona from the 27th July to the 1st August. For more information click here

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Leinster T & F Championships 2010

The championships were held in fantastic sunshine and two great days of athletics were enjoyed.
Sean Flanagan 1st Long Jump - Leinster Champion,
Sean Flanagan 800m 3rd
Conor Murphy 4th 1500m
Erica Dixon 1st Javelin - Leinster Champion.

Congratultations to Sean, Conor and Erica who will go on and represent Le Cheile in the All-Irelands. Two other athletes were in action at the Leinsters, they were Conall Hayes who just missed out on a place in the 600m, Conall also took part in the sprint event and Patrick Flanagan, Patrick also competed in the 600m and the sprint, he made it to the final of the 60m sprint. Well done boys.

The All-Irelands will take place 3/4July and 24th July in Tullamore.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Leinster T & Field Championships 19 & 20th June 2010

Best of luck to Sean Flanagan who is competing in the U14 1500m and Long Jump in Tullamore Today, sat.

Tomorrow sees Patrick Flanagan and Conall Hayes in action in the 80m and 600m, Conor Murphy runs in the U171500m and Erica Dixon throws in the U19 Jav. Best of luck to you all.

Congratulations to Le Cheile's David McCarthy who secured his time for the up-coming European Championships in Tullamore recently.The 20th European Athletics Championships will be held in Barcelona, commencing 26th July, David will be in action in the 800m on 28th July and we wish him well. Congratultaions also to John O'Regan who was selected to compete on the Irish Team in the UK this weekend.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Leinster Track & Field Championships 2010

Senior & Master Track & Field Championships will take place on sunday 6th June in Tullamore Harriers. Events are listed on the www.athleticsleinster.com. Athletes need to let me know by Monday 31/05/10.

Juvenille U13-19 Track & Field championships will take place over 19th & 20th June 2010. All athletes intending to compete must let me know by 5th June 2010. Only those who say they are competeing will be entered. Events and timetable www.athleticleinster.com

Juvenlille U9-U15 Team event will take place on Saturday 12th June 2010 at Shoreline Sports Park Greystones. Each team 4th Atheletes, age groups are U9,10,11,12,13,15. Anyone wishing to take part in this competition must let me know by Thursday 3rd June 2010.

B Kildare Championships Sat 5th June2010

The above championships will take place at Celbridge AC - start time 1.pm, Athletes who did not win a medal in a track or field event in Round 1 & 2 of the recent Kildare Championships are eligable to compete. Entry is on the day

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Training thurs 20/05/10

Urgent Notice: Training will finish at 7.45pm today thursday 20th May 2010.
Apologies for Late notice.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Round 3 Kildare League 18/05/10 hosted by Le Cheile

The 3rd round of the League will take place on Tuesday therfore there is no training. Competition will start at 7.00pm sharp. So athletes will need to be at the club for 6.30pm. Competition is open to atheltes U8-U15.

Girls; .......................................Boys

u8 60m &100m ........................60m & 150m
U9 60m & 150m....................... 60m & 150m
u10 80m & 200m..................... 80m & 200m
u11 60m & 300m...................... 80m & 300m
u12 BT & 150m......................... BT & 150m
u13 80m & 100m....................... LJ & 600m
u14 LJ & 300m......................... LJ & 300m
u15 200m & 300m ....................200m & 400m

Round 2 Kildare Track & Field 16/05/10 - Results

There were very few athletes in action yesterday, but the athletes that did compete were fantastic. Alice Flanagan and Lauren Boyle U10 put in solid performances but were just out of the medals as was Ciaran Connolly U11. Boys U13 Conall Hayes and Patrick Flanagan were flying in their 200m and it was a close call on the line with Conall being declared 3rd, with Patrick 4th. Congratulations lads. The Senior Womens shot was competitive, so I think I'll have to train! as I was 4th.

The u14boys medley relay was certainly a show stopper, Conall Hayes ran the first 200m in great style and handed over to Conor Kiely, they lads were in third place when Conor handed the batton over to Patrick. Patrick had a flying 100m and handed it to his brother Sean. Sean had a lot to do but had 400m to do it and by god did he do it. Sean took off like a hare and chased down competition from St Coca's and then off the final bend he chased down Celbridge and went ahead to take Gold for Le Cheile. Pure brilliance! Congratulations boys.

Julie Boyle and Holly Fagan were also in action in the U17 200m, Julie finished in 3rd place with Holly in 4th. The girls also competed in the U18 Long jump, Julie finished in 3rd place with Holly in 4th.

Conor Murphy U17 was in action, and it was a great day for Conor. Conor lead the 1500m from start to finish and took Gold. He also competed in the 100m and took Gold. He should have stopped there but I think the excitement of seeing Sean Flanagan run the last 400m of the relay got to him and he decided to have a go at the 400m himself. Conor ran the 400m in fine style and won. So a triple Kildare Champion - 100m,400m & 1500m. Congratulations

Thanks to all the parents for their support, well done to everyone who competed.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

World Championships

Ultra-runner John o’Regan will be competing in the 17th World 24hrs Championships in Brive-la-Gaillarde in France this week.

John qualified for this event when he recorded a distance of 220.021km in his first and only 24hr race to date in Tooting, London last year. He recorded the best ever debut distance at this event.

The race will start at 09:00 Thursday 13th (Irish time) and will finish at 09:00 Friday 14th, for those interested the race will be broadcast live on the IAAF website. Click here for updates and live broadcast of the race.

Tony Brennan has been included on the support crew, no doubt this will be of great support to John in his first world championships.

Best of luck to you John!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Round 2 Kildare Championships 16th May 2010 - Hosted by Naas AC

Round 2 of the Kildare Traqck & Field Championships will take place on Sunday next 16th May, start at 12.00noon warm up at 11.15am. U9-U19, Senior & Masters

All athletes are encouraged to participate in these championships.

Event details as follows:

Please note Rules of competition;

All athletes must wear club singlet. Athletes are confined to their own age group. They move up an age group where there is no event listed in their age group.

Clubs can enter four athletes in field events U9 & U10, 3 athletes in field events U11,12,13,14,15 .Clubs can enter 6 athletes in field events U16 and over.

Clubs can enter two relay teams in all ages up to and including U12years. In age groups over 12years, two athletes may move up two years for relays , e.g. U16 relay team, athletes ages u13,u14,u15,u16.

Athletes who win sprint heat will be given priority lane draw.

Athlete’s u12 upwards must use blocks for sprints.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Leixlip 5k Road Race

We had a fantastic turnout and great feedback to the road race today. Race report to follow - for now here are the results.

Thanks to all who helped out and supported us in this great event today.

Thanks to Paul Mulreid who took lots of photo's on the day which are available on www.clickitee.com

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Kildare Track & Field Results 2nd May 2010

The Kildare Championships took place on Sunday 2nd May last in Celbridge. Many thanks to Rob, Erica and Julie who organised all the competing athletes.

30 Athletes took part in these championships and a good day was had by all. Starting with sprints and ending with the relays. The feedback that I have received tells me that the U17 boys relay was the race of the day, considering that two of the boys were a number of years out of age. So well done to all. Thanks also to all the parents who endured a long day, hopefully they all enjoyed seeing their childrend in action.

Results: Conor Browne - 2nd Ball throw U10
Katie Harris - 3rd Ball Throw U11
Conall Hayes - 1st 100m, 2nd 600m U13
Patrick Flanagan - 3rd 100m U13
Sean Flanagan - 1st Long Jump, 1st 800m U14
Julie Boyle - 3rd 100m U17, 2nd High Jump U18
Conor Murphy - 3rd 200m, 2nd 800m U17
Basit Enafit - 1st Long Jump, 2nd 200m U17
Boys U17 Relay Team 1st, Conor Murphy, Basit Enafit, Connor Kiely & Sean Flanagan.

Many of our clubs athletes reached the finals in their sprint events, congratulations to you all. They next round of the Kildare Championships will take place on Sunday 16th May 2010, start time 12.00noon, Naas Athletic Club will host this event.

Can I also mention that some of our athletes were in action in the West Leinster Schools during last week, they were Erica Dixon 1st Place Senior Girls Javelin, Conor Murphy 3rd 1500m, 3rd 3k, Sean Flanagan 1st Place 1100m minor boys, Julie Boyle and Stephen Underwood and Holly Fagan were also in action. Well done to you all.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Leixlip Community Games

The Leixlip Community Games in Athletics will be held on the Le Chéile track on Wednesday 5th of May at 6:30. All children from the parish are welcome to take part.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Kildare League - Round 2

Round 2 of the league takes place in Celbridge on next Sunday 11th of April in Celbridge. The following are the events for each category:

As a guide to your age category - if you were born in 2003 - U8, 2002 - U9, 2001 - U10.......1996 - U15.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Le Chéile 5k Road Race

We are delighted to announce that the Le Chéile 5k Road Race has been launched this year and promises to be a bigger, better event. We received great praise from last year's event from both experienced club runners and also first timers. We are also delighted to acknowledge the support of EBS Building Society Leixlip for their generous sponsorship of the event.

The race takes place on the 8th May at 11am. The cost of the race will be €10 in advance either via Run Ireland (here) or by postal entry (here). Registrations will be accepted on the day but will cost €15.

Prizes will be awarded for the 1st,2nd and 3rd male and female with category prizes going to the first male and female in the 40,45,50 & 55 age categories.

The race starts outside the Amenities Centre and finishes with a lap of the Le Chéile AC track, behind the track. (The actual course and elevation are available here).

Last year's results can be found here and there is a range of pictures from the 2009 event here.

Do come along to this AAI permitted, certified 5k race in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. This year we have made a number of improvements including Timing Clocks that will be provided by Red Tag Timing.

We look forward to seeing you all and maybe you will hang around after the race for a cup of tea, a bun and a chat.

If you have any queries please eMail info@lecheileac.com

Monday, March 29, 2010

All Ireland Indoor Race Report 27/04/10

This weekend saw Conor Murphy in action, Conor was competing in the U17 1500m. It was scheduled over the two days, heats on Saturday with the final on Sunday. I had hoped that it would be a straight final as Nenagh is not a great venue and its tough on athletes and parents driving up and down both days.

Anyway Conor's race was list for 3pm and we arrived in plenty of time, Conor did his own thing and I watched the sprints as there were a number of Kildare Athletes in action.

Conor knew his race plan, he was to stay focused and work hard throughout the race. He went into the call room, the race wasn't going to be a straight final there would be two heats, first 3 from each heat and the 2 fastest would qualify for the final. Conor was drawn in the first heat, so was the current Leinster champion. Race started and they were bunched together, with the lead changing a number of times over the first 5 laps, the pace was nice and steady with 36seconds - 37:84 the time over the first 4 laps, lap 5 saw the pace drop to 38:84, lap six saw a quicken of pace and when they turned the bend into the final lap the first 3 athletes stepped up a gear. Conor was in 3rd place but on the shoulder of the guy in second, it was neck and neck coming into the home straight, final lap 32:72, Conor qualified in 3rd place for the final. Job Done and a new PB.

We watched the 2nd heat with great interest, one athlete took an early lead and stayed out in front for the 7.5 laps, he finished way ahead of his competitors. All athletes in 2nd heat appeared to be slower than Conor's heat save the winner of the heat, the exact times were not up when we were leaving. Conor was supported on the day by his dad and sister.

Unfortunately I was unable to travel down on Sunday to see Conor in the final, but he had lots of support from his mum, dad and sister. I don't know exactly how the race went but the lad who won the 2nd heat (i'll have to look up his name) won the All-Ireland title, followed by the 1,2,3 from Conor's heat, so Conor finished in 4th position, which is the toughest place to finish, but Conor took another 3seconds of his time from the previous day. Conor did say that his quads were on fire on lap 5, he's very happy with his performance and he's looking forward to the track season.

Well done and onwards and upwards! Photo to follow!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Round 1 - Kildare T&F League

The first round of the League will take place this Saturday 20th March at 2pm in Newbridge AC. The following are the events for each age category.

The league is run over 4 rounds and athletes will have 2 events in each round and they must compete in their own age group. All of out athletes are eligible to enter and we encourage as many as possible to take part.

We will be competing in Group B and entry is €5 which covers all 4 rounds of the league. We look forward to seeing as many of our athletes as possible.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Doha Indoor World Championships

Congratulations to our own David McCarthy who delivered a season's best in the 800m World Indoor Championships in Doha this morning, with a time of 1:51.88. He finished in 4th place which was not enough for him to qualify, but an amazing achievement for getting to the World Championships and performing as he did. Well done David.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Its all happening on the International Stage

Its all happening on the International stage for Le Chéile at the moment!!! We wish David McCarthy the best of luck in the World Indoor Championships in Doha next weekend. David will take part in the 800m and has been selected for the 4X400 relay team. David has delivered some fantastic results over the last few weeks and we expect the improving form to continue. Best of luck David!

It was also confirmed by Ultra Running Ireland that John O'Regan has been selected for the Ireland team in the World and European 24 hour Championships, to be held in Brive, France on the 13/14th of May. John was selected based on his debut performance in London last year with an impressive 220km in a 24 hour track race.

We wish them both well and will be keeping a close eye on them.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Leinster Indoor Championships 27/28th Feb 2010 - Results

There were 3 athletes in action over the weekend. Conor Murphy in action on Saturday and Sunday (thanks to Colm for going down to Nenagh both days). Julie Boyle and Basit Enafie on Sunday.

Conor has told me that the best preparation was no preparation, he arrived as the athletes were taking to the line so he didn't have a chance to warm up correctly and didn't have time to think about the race. Conor was competing in the 1500m U17 race and he was 2nd on the day, many congratulations to Conor. Conor had a busy week as he was in action the previous Sunday in the B All-Ireland and had also raced on Wednesday in the Leinster Schools, finishing 27th overall, in a very tough race in terrible conditions. Unfortunately there are no photo's of Conor on the podium.

Conor was back down to compete in the 800m on Sunday a bit tired, but he took to the line and with 4 laps of the track to run he finished in 6th place. Basit Enafie was competing in the 60m and 200m U17, unfortunately he just missed out on a place in the finals. Representing the girls was Julie, Julie was running in the 60m and 200m U17and made it to the final in 60m and finish 6th overall.

Many thanks to the Conor, Julie Basit and a big thank you to their parents who are always so supportive .

Picture from last year

The Le Chéile athletes and supporters at the 2009 Cross Country Leinsters.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Re-Run of U13/15 Cross Country Championships 21/02/2010 & B CC Championships

The Re-run of the u13/15 All-Ireland Championships took place yesterday in Lough Key. Le Cheile had two atheltes competing on the boys U13 Kildare Team . Conall Hayes and Darragh Nolan. They were accompained by their parents and I've been told that it was a very well organised event. The boys were out of the medals in the "A" race but Conall picked up a gold Team medal when the Kildare won the U13 "B" race.

Also in action was Conor Murphy U17, Conor went out from the start and was in 2nd place with a lap to go, he was beaten in a sprint for the line and had to be content with 4th Place. This is out of age for Conor, unfortunately Conor was let down by his fellow Kildare Team as enough of them did not turn up to score. Congratulations on your individual medal.

Next competition will be the Indoors on 27/28th February 2010 in Nenagh. Athletes in action are, Conor Murphy, Julie Boyle and Basit Enafie.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Senior Indoor - Competition 6/7th February 2010

Congratulations once again go to David McCarthy, David was runner up in the 800m National Indoor Championship held in the Odyssey Arena on Sunday. David has been selected to represent Ireland in the World Indoor Championships , a well deserved achievement. Other Kildare athletes were also in top form ; Claire Brady Celbridge AC who won Athlete of the meet along with securing her qualifily time for the World Indoor Championship along with a place on the Irish Team, Sandra Lawlor Celbridge AC 3rd hurdles and Claire Mooney of Naas AC who was 2nd in the 400m.

West Leinster Schools

Congratulations to Sean Flanagan, Fiachra McSuibhne and Conor Murphy who had great performances in the West Leinster Schools held on Thursday 4th Last. They now go forward to the Schools Leinster XC, Erica Dixon will also be competing. Best of luck to you all.

Friday, February 5, 2010

International News

Congratulations to David McCarthy (son of Richard) who achieved the qualifying time for the 800m World Indoor Championships.

David was running in Vienna on Tuesday and his time was 1.48:29, a new P.B. David ran in Luxembourg a few days earlier and had a great win also. The news of David's achievement was greeted with delight during training on Tuesday.

David McCarthy has represented Ireland on numerous occassions and David has a bronze World Indoor Championship medal for the 4 x 400m relay. David is a very dedicated and talented athlete and we wish him continued success.

Well done David and the very best of luck to you and your family.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Athlete Registration

Can all athletes return their registration forms along with membership fee for 2010 as soon as possible.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Leinster Indoor Championships 27/28th February

The Leinster indoor juvenile Championships U12-U19 will take place in Nenagh, Co. Tipperay on the Sat 27th & Sun 28th February.

All athletes wishing to take part in this competition should contact Lisa before Tuesday 9th February. The timetable for events is on www.athleticsleinster.com.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Training Cancelled Tonight...

Due to the continuing presence of snow on the track, there will be no training tonight. We expect that normal training will resume on Thursday 14th at 6:45.