Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Break

Training will break for the Christmas after our session tonight (Tuesday December 13). There will be no training on Thursday (Dec 15) and training will resume in the new year on Thursday January 5.

Happy Christmas to all and have a healthy new year.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Training Tonight is Cancelled

Due to the very bad weather, training is cancelled tonight (Thursday 8 December). Apologies for short notice.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Break

Juvenile training will finish for Christmas on Thursday December 15 and start back again on Thursday January 5, 2012.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

All Ireland Cross Country, The Curragh, Juvenile odd ages. 11th Dec, 2011

Good luck to Le Cheile athletes Caragh Hayes, Conor Murnaghan and Liam Murphy who qualified to run for Kildare in the upcoming All Ireland Cross Country Championships (Odd ages). The championships take place in the Curragh this year so all support would be welcome. The first race is at 11.30am on Sunday 11th December. Athletes are asked to be there at least 1 hour in advance of first race.

Click here to view directions and course map.

Sunday training- middle distance

Sunday training meeting usual place St Catherine's park @ 11.00am 4th Dec; last one before All Ireland's(11th Dec 2011). All welcome.

County squad day - Sunday 4th Dec 2011

Open to members aged 12 upwards: sprints, jumps, throws: €5.00; start time 10.30, venue Celbridge athletic club.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

All Ireland Even Ages Cross Country 27th November, 2011 Sligo

The entries for the All-Ireland Cross country championships have been compiled and the following athletes are on the Kildare team; with Conall also on the Leinster provincial team

U12 Girls – Eabhine Grimes

U12 Boys – Ciaran Connolly

U14 Boys – Conall Hayes

U14 Boys - Liam Murphy

U14 Boys – Thomas Connolly

U14 Boys – Patrick Flanagan

All Ireland Championships Even Ages, Junior, U23, Senior Men & Women

Sligo Racecourse, Sligo - Sunday 27th November 2011 First Race is 11.30am, please allow at least 1 hr for warm up and registration.

Best of luck to you all

pp Lisa

Monday, November 14, 2011

Leinster Cross Country Championships, day 2, Adamstown 13 Nov,2011

Le Cheile Athletic Club was well represented yesterday in Adamstown for the second day of the Leinster Cross Country Championships - Uneven ages Under 11 to Under 19. Full results are not yet available but notably Caragh Hayes -U11 Girls and Liam Murphy U13 boys both did enough to qualify to run for Kildare in the upcoming All Ireland finals on the 11th December, 2011 at the Curragh.

A more detailed report will be posted when results are available on the Athletics Leinster website. In the meantime there are some photos from Adamstown here.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Notice of EGM - Monday November 7 at 8:30pm

All members of Le Cheile AC have been invited to attend an EGM on Monday 7th November at 8:30pm in the clubhouse. You should have received an email from me with details. If you haven't received the letter, please email me at info@lecheileac.com and I'll send it on to you. Please make every effort to attend this meeting. Thanks.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Juvenile Training Cancelled 25th October, 2010

Training this evening (Tuesday 25th October 2011) has been cancelled due to a waterlogged running track.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Leinster XC Championships 30th October 2011

Leinster XC Championships even ages U12 - 18, Master Men & Women & Novice Men & Women will take palce on 30th October 2011 in Belvedere House, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Best of luck to all the athletes;

The Uneven ages U11-U19, Inter Men & Women will take place on 1th November 2011, Adamstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Friday, October 14, 2011

County Kildare Training Sunday 16th October, 2011

County Kildare Training Sunday 16th October, 2011 for Under 12 Upwards will be held at Celbridge AC running track. Training includes Sprints, Jumps and Throws. Meet at 11:30 am. All athletes Under 12 upwards welcome.

Kildare Cross Country training, the Curragh Sun 16th Oct, 2011

For those attending county Squad Cross country training Sun 16th October, 2011 at 11:30am - For U11's and upwards, the directions can be found here. All athletes U11 and upwards welcome.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Training 13th October 2011

Dear Members,

Training has been cancelled today 13th October 2011, due to the death of Noeleen Brennan, wife of Tony and beloved mother of Ciara, David, Eabha. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tony and Family. May Noeleen Rest In Peace.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Day 2 Kildare Cross Country Championships, Carragh - 9th October, 2011

The 2nd round of the Kildare Cross Country Championships will take place in Caragh - Eire Og Athletic Club on Sunday: Start time 1:00pm - warm up from 11:30.

Full Details and directions can be found here.

Results - Kildare Cross Country Day 1 - 25 Sep, 2011 Crookstown

There was a great turnout by Le Cheile at Day 1 of the Kildare Cross Country Championships held at Crookstown on 25th September, 2011. The conditions were poor but the rain did not deter almost 30 Le Cheile athletes from making the trip. The course was also a difficult test as it was quite hilly and this may have been a bit of a shock to the system for some of our younger athletes.

For many of our younger athletes it was their first Cross Country Race and despite the conditions all performed really well. Of particular note were Oran Hayes and Caoimhe Cronin who both achieved top 10 finishes in the boys and girls under 10 races.

There were top 15 finishes for Eaibhin Grimes and Carragh Hayes in the Girls Under 12, Emma Browne also ran well finishing in mid division.

In the boys Under 12 Alex Byrne and Conor Murnaghan ran very well again finishing mid division. Ciaran Connolly a strong contender in the boys Under 12 turned up at Crookstown but unfortunately could not run due to illness.

In the girls Under 14 Fina Hayes was the sole Le Cheile representative and did very well in what was a very strong field. Fina continues to improve, although she did not feature in the medals on this occasion.

In the boys Under 14, Conall Hayes, Thomas Connolly and Liam Murphy lined up in what was also a very strong field. Conall while leading the race and looking very strong was forced to withdraw due to injury. Liam went on to finish in a creditable 5th place with Thomas not far behind.

In the boys Under 16 Sean Flanagan ran an incredible race to finish 2nd. During the race Sean had fallen back to 4th place but dug deep and found enough to improve two places in the last third of the race. Darragh Nolan also ran a great race in tough conditions to finish a very creditable 5th.

Conor Murphy claimed the Gold medal in the Boys Under 18. Conor ran a smart race staying with his main rival for most of the race but keeping enough in the tank to sprint clear in the final 400. Well done Conor.

The Masters men proved to be the most exciting race of the day. Le Cheile athletes John O’Regan, Tony Brennan, Des Walsh, Ulf Pilarp and Pat Hayes made up a very strong Le Cheile team in a very large field. Le Cheile claimed gold with John O’ Regan finishing in 3rd Tony Brennan a close fourth followed by Ulf, Des and Pat.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Day 1 Kildare Cross Country Championships, 25 Sep 12:00 Crookstown

Day 1 of the Kildare Cross Country Championships (Even ages) takes place in Crookstown on Sunday 25th September, 2011. First race starts at 1:00pm, registration and warm up at 12 noon.

Crookstown Athletic Club is located near Narraghmore in Co. Kildare. You can get directions on Google Maps or follow directions below.

From Dublin

Join M7 heading south signposted Limerick & Naas. Join M9 at junction 11 signposted Kilcullen/Carlow. Take the first exit off the M9, signposted Kilcullen. Turn right over motorway bridge then take next left onto R448 signposted Kilgowan. 1.5km past Kildare motor auctions take right hand turn signposted Narraghmore. Track 1km on right.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Directions to Curragh

For those attending county Squad Cross country training Sun 18th at 11.am - For U12's and upwards, the directions can be found here.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Liz McDonnell run 2nd October, 2011 - Online Registration

As you probably already know, the 2011 Liz McDonnell run will take place at Castletown House on 2nd October, 2011. Registration is from 12:30pm, the race starts at 2:30pm.

Participants can register online to avail of chip timing, there is a charge of €5 for Under 16's and €10 for Over 16's. This charge is payable on the day of the race so no credit card required. To register online click here.

Participants can also register on the day but will not be able to avail of chip timing.

The proceeds of the race go to ARC Cancer Care and all donations are at the discretion of the participants. For more information please visit the Liz McDonnell run website.

County Squad Day Amendment

Please note the following amendment: County squad training applies to U12 and upwards only. Training will commence as scheduled on Sunday, 18th Sept. at 11.am at the Curragh. Exact directions will be posted to blog tomorrow. So please revert back.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

County Squad Training Cross Country

The second County Squad Training day for Cross Country will take place in the Curragh next Sunday (18th September) at 11am. All athletes taking part in the upcoming Kildare, Leinster and All Ireland Cross Country championships should try to make it.
There is a slight chance the venue will change so please revert back to your coach or to site on Thursday.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Kildare B Championships - Le Cheile 4th Sept. 2011

Here is a link to gallery containing photos of athletes and supporters from the Kildare B and Senior Track and Field Championship held at Le Cheile Athletic Club on 4th September, 2011.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thursday Training Cancelled (25th Aug)

All Le Chéile training will be cancelled tomorrow evening as a mark of respect following the death of our Club President Matt Cunningham. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cunningham family.

Le Cheile hosts Kildare B Championships 2 Sep 2011

The next round of the Track & Field Championships will take place on Sunday 4th September at our grounds in Leixlip. This competition will combine the Senior T & F Championships and the “B” Championships, start time 11.00am – warm up 10.30am.

Full details here

Community Games All Ireland final

Congratulations to Le Cheile athlete Conall Hayes who finished third in the final of the boys U14 800m at the All Ireland Community games finals in Athlone on Sunday 21st, August 2011.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Irish Champion

Le Cheile athlete and coach John O'Regan was crowned Irish Champion after winning the Energia Belfast 24 hour race last Saturday 23rd July. John set a new track record running a staggering 132 miles during the 24 hour period. Congratulations from all at Le Cheile on this tremenduous achievement, as always you do Le Cheile proud.

Read more about this in the BBC website Sports section.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Le Cheile athlete David McCarthy achieved a new PB for 800m in Lignano Italy on Tuesday night, 20th July, 2011. David finished 5th in a time of 1.46.62 knocking .2 seconds off his previous best.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Good Luck John!

Good luck to Le Cheile athlete John O'Regan who runs in the Energia Belfast 24 hour race next Friday (22nd July, 2011).

There's an interesting article on this event here

Conall Claims All Ireland Silver

Conor Murphy, Sean Flanagan and Conall Hayes were all in action at the Juvenile All Ireland Track & Field Championships in Tullamore on 10th July, 2011. Sean and Conor finshed out of the medals on this occasion but did Le Cheile proud in qualifying out of Leinster.
Huge congratulations go to Conall who ran the race of his life to finish second and claim All Ireland Silver in the boys under 14 800m final. This was an incredible achievement for Conall and for Le Cheile.
Click here to view full results from All Ireland Championships

Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer Break

Training will finish on Tuesday July 19th and resume on Tuesday 16th August. Enjoy the summer and remember --- Keep Running!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Le Chéile AC win in Newbridge - 3/07/11

In bright sunshine the final round of the League took place in Newbridge, over 20 athletes were in attendance and were supported by their parents and coaches.

We went into the last round in the lead with 1160points nearly 100 clear of Northwest Kildare. The sprints were the first races of the day and the atheltes continued earning maximun points with fantastic wins across all ages. For some it was their debut race and a few nerves kicked it. The athletes were very excited and cheered each other on throughout the day and when the last race was over they wondered if they were still in the lead and would they win!

Jim and his team set about calculating the three divisions and the top scoring atheltes in each age group. With great anticipation the athletes all gathered around and the top scoring male and female from each divison and each age group were announced. Le Chéile won 7 individual age groups;
U8 - Emma Maloney U13 - Liam Murphy

U10 - Ciara Mulleady U14 - Thomas Connolly

U12 - Emma Browne U15 - Sean Flanagan
U13 - Fina Hayes

Le Chéile were announced as the winners of C division to the delight of the atheltes, parents and coaches. With the honor of collecing the shield going to Conor Kiely who was the eldest competing athlete. Conor lifted the shield to the applause of his fellow club mates.

Well done to all athletes who competed in the league and represented Le Chéile with pride, the Shield will in on display in the club house from Tuesday.

Many thanks to Willie Murphy for his fantastic photos which can be seen here http://www.lecheile5k.milanet.biz/ (click on gallery and view the track & field league). A big thank you to the parents for their continued support and many thanks to the coaches.

Next competition All-Ireland championships this coming weekend - in action Conall Hayes, Sean Flanagan and Conor Murphy.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Competition Dates:

Round 4 of the Kildare Track & Field League will take place in Newbridge Athletic Club on Sunday 3rd July 2011 - warm up is 11.15am.
Juv All-Ireland Championships: Day 1 Sat 9th July, Day 2 Sun 10th July, Day 3 Sat 23rd July, Day 4 Sun 24th July; conall Hayes, Sean Flanagan & Conor Murphy will be in action over these days; timetables are available on http://www.athleticsireland.ie/
National Track & Field League:Round 2 Sunday 17th July 2011 Kildare Men & Women are in action in Morton Stadium Santry - feel free to come along and support, Le Cheile athletes in action are Conor, Basit and Erica
European Youth Olympics: Trabzon, Turkey:24-29th July
Senior Track & Field All-Ireland Championships:See Irelands Senior athletes, including Le Cheiles David McCarthy, compete in Morton Stadium on 6th & 7th August 2011, timetable available http://www.athleticsireland.ie/
"B" Championships and Senior Kildare Track & Field : Sunday 4th September 2011 - hosted by Le Chéile AC.

All-Ireland Junior & U 23 championships Sunday 26th June 2011

Conor Murphy was in action in the Junior All-Irelands, Out of the medals on this occasion but well done to him for getting there.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Round 3 of T&F League - 26 June in Naas

Round 3 of the league will take place in Naas AC on Sunday June 26 - warm up at 11am, start time at 12pm.

Click here for the list of events and running order. Click here for directions to Naas AC.

Le Cheile is currently leading Divison 3 so we need a big turn out to keep it that way. If we win Division 3, we get promoted to Division 2. So please respond to the texts or emails to confirm your attendence.

Results from Leinster Championships Round 1 & 2

Many congratulations to Le Chéile Athletes who did the club proud in very tough conditions on saturday. The weather conditions were awful for most of the day. First up was Basit in the U18 Long Jump, he finished in a very respectable 5th place having jumped 5.87m and has just miseed out on qualification to National, the winner on the Day was Tony Staffor from Menapians with a fantastic jump of 6.48M, basit also competed in the 100m sprint event. Next up was Conor Murphy in the 800m, Conor put in a stong performance and was always a contender but was beaten into 2nd Place. Next up was U15 Athlete Darragh Nolan, Darragh had been waiting all day to run the 3.5laps and put in a very guttsy and respectable performance. The last races were the inter County Relays which saw athletes from the various Kildare Clubs compete for their County. Le Chéile were due to have members compete on the U15 and U19, sadly due to illness the U19 team were a man down on the day and Conor and Basit lost out. However they all cheered Sean flanagan who was running on the u15 team, Sean ran the first leg as his is Kildare Champion and he got his team off to a flying start passing to Jack Kyle of Celbridge, the team finished in 3rd place in a very fast 4x100 realy, well done to you all. Thanks to the parents for their support on the day. While we were there we were thinking of everyone else back in Leixlip at the 24hr Race.

Day 2 saw a much brighter start for Le Chéile, and first up was Fina Hayes in the girls u13 600m, her debut track & field Leinster race, Fina was supported by her family (I just missed the race), Fina did the club pround and was the only female athlete representing the club. Next up was Liam Murphy and this too was his first T & F Leinster, Liam put in a strong performace and he qualifed for the final later in the day. Next up were Conall Hayes (son of Pat) Conall was running in the U14800m, Conall went into the race as Kildare Champion, Thomas Connolly and Patrick Flanagan, heats were the order for this race with first 4 from the two heat and 2 fastest qualifing for the final. Thomas ran well in his first t & f Leinster but didnlt make it to the final, hard luck Thomas, it was the same for Patrick who gave a brave attempt over the last 100m but didn't qualify for the Final. Conall ran a very tactical heat and qualified in 4th position, I will admitt that i was a bit worried when I saw the boys who were in 5/6th place sprint hard in the last 60m to make a move on Conall but it was in vain. It was a long wait before Sean ran his 800m, Sean put in a solid performance and saw off a number of challanges but in the last 200m the positions didn't change and Sean finished in a very respectable 3rd place, his race was a straight final. Conor Murphy ran in the 1500m U18, he tells me he was went rested from his efforts in his 800m, Conor and the other U18boys were all hedging their bets and none was perpared to make a move in a very slow first 2 laps, now i mean slow, first 400m was 82 secs, second was no faster, then a move was made Conor attempted to move on Noth Laois athletes but 2 others moved past his shoulder, in what came down to a 800m race in the end, Conor had to settle on 3rd place. So we were down to the sprint finals and then onto the 600m final and the last races of the day the 800m finals. Liam U13 stepped onto the line and gave it his best shot, it was a very fast 600m in which Liam did his best but was out of the medals on this occassion. Conall was up next and he had been told to focus on his own race and not try to prempt what anyone else may or may not do. The race started with a fast pace and Conell was well placed in 3/4 position in the first quater, he then made his move and went up a place coming into the final lap he took the lead and with an injection of pace he was clear of his fellow athletes, down the back straight with 200m to go Conall was out in front and was leading by about 8m, he never lost his lead and he finished in fine style in a terrific race and to the cheers of his fellow team mates and parents he took the title of Leinster Champion. What a race!! it was fantastic and what an achievement for Conall.

Conall, Sean and Conor will go forward to the All-Ireland Championsips which take place on 9th/10th and 23rd/24th July. Continued success to you all. Many thanks to coaches and parents without whose support the athletes could not train and compete to the best of their ability. "No one said it was easy".

Next competition is Round 3 of the League Sunday 26th June 2011, Venue Naas AC. U8 - U15 athletes, please confirm your attendance we are currently leading section "C".

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Leinster Track & Field competition 18th & 19th June 2011

The following athletes are competing in the Leinster Track & field competition this coming weekend. We wish them well.
U13 boys - Liam Murphy, U13Girls Fina Hayes, U14Boys, Conall Hayes, Thomas Connolly & Patrick Flanagan. U15Boys Sean Flanagan & Darragh Nolan, U18Boys Basit Enafie and Conor Murphy. Sean, Basit and Conor are also representing Kildare in the relay events. Timetable for events are on www.athleticsleinster.com

All other athletes will be in action at the clubs 24hrs race.

Leinster Juniors

Congratulations to Conor Murphy who was 3rd in the Junior 800m race recently, also congratulations to Erica Dixon who was 4th in the Schools All-Ireland Javelin last weekend in tullamore.

24 Hour Run - June 18, 2011 - Superstar Starter

We are delighted to announce that Mark Pollock, adventure athlete, entrepreneur and author, will be the official starter for our Inaugural 24 hour run.

For the last decade, Mark has competed in the world's harshest environments - surviving sub-zero Antarctic temperatures as he raced to the South Pole, and Atlantic gales in the Round Ireland race, suffering scorching heat, running six marathons in the Gobi Desert in one week. He has run a marathon in the North Pole, raced through the desert lowlands of the Syrian African Rift Valley to the Dead Sea and completed a high-altitude marathon in the Himalayas, some of these with our very own John O'Regan. And he's done so in a world of total darkness. For the last decade, Mark Pollock has been blind!

Mark is on his biggest adventure yet, having broken his back in a very bad fall, he is now fighting his way to walking again!! He is truly inspirational and we are very lucky to have him involved in our fundraiser!!!!

Please come down at 10am on Saturday to give Mark a BIG Le Cheile welcome and to let him know that we are behind him all the way in the next step of his incredible journey!!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kildare Championships - Hurdles and Javelin

Next Tuesday, May 22, the Kildare Championships for the Hurdles (unevent ages U13 up to U19) and Javelin (even ages U14 to U18 plus Senior) will be held in Celbridge AC at 7pm.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kildare Track & Field Champs Round 2

Willie Murphy brought his camera along on Sunday and was kind enough to post the pictures here - thanks Willie.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Leixlip 5k Road Race 2011

Full set of provisional results now available here and a set of photographs available here

Saturday, May 7, 2011

2011 Leixlip 5k - Provisional results

The provisional results for the first 200 finishers can be seen here. Full confirmed list will be available shortly

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Leixlip 5k

There is still time to register online here for the Leixlip 5k road race on this Saturday (7th 11am) (€10) and you can also turn up on the morning of the race and register (€15).

The forecast looks like the weather may be kind to us.....

For more information on the race check out www.lecheileac.com/leixlip5k

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Kildare Track & Field Round 2 & Reminder of 5K Road Race

Reminder; Kildare Track & Field Championships Round 2 will take place on Sunday 8th May 2011 in Celbridge. Celbridge AC have their track behind St Wolstans secondary school which is on the Clane Road. All athletes will need to be there at 11.00 for warm up. Please bring packed lunch and Sun Cream! It should be another great day of athletics.

Please don't forget that our own Road Race will take place on Saturday 7th May, please come out and support this event! if you are available to assist its not too late to offer your services. Alternatively you can line the route and support the athletes, it will be a great race!!

Schools Athletics East & West Leinsters

Apologies to all athletes for this late post at this competition took place 2 weeks ago , the following athletes represented their respective schools;
Conall Hayes, Conor Kiely- Colaiste Chiarain, Conall won his event and will go forward to the Leinster Schools on 21/5/11.
Sean Flanagan & ConorMurphy - Maynooth Post Primary, Conor was 2nd in the 800m and 1500m and he will go forward to the Leinster Schools also, but he can only do one event.
Erica Dixon -Institute of Ed won the Senior javelin and will compete in Leinster Schools.
Congratulations to you all and best of luck in your upcoming competitions.

Kildare Track & Field Championships - Results

Round 1 took place on 17th April in Crookstown; congratulations to all our athletes who competed, we had a great turn out and due to the large number of competitors in the sprints there were heats, semi-finals and finals, so well do to all of you.

Particular congratulations to the following medal winners
Eilis Ni Dhomhnaill U9 - 3rd Long Jump
Caoimhe Cronin U10 - 2nd 100m
Jack Quinn U10 - 3rd Long jump and 2nd 80m
Conall Hayes U13 - Ist Kildare Champion 800m and 2nd 200m
Sean Flanagan U15 - 2nd 200m
Conor Murphy U19 1st Kildare Champion 100m & 1500m
Tony Brennan - 1st M2
Girls U10 Relay team took Silver: Caoimhe Cronin, Ciara mulleady, Rois Ni Dhomhnaill, Laura Browne and Sub Abbey Tarrant.

Next Round 8th May 2011, hosted by Celbridge

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Murphy creates history for Scoil San Carlo

Congratulations to Le Cheile athlete Liam Murphy who finished 2nd in the Kildare Schools cross country championship on the 14th of April. Liam ran a brave race leading for the entire 1.5km race but unfortunately was passed in the final 20 metres by the more experienced and highly capable Luke Morris of Newbridge AC. Liam representing Scoil San Carlo has the honour of winning the first ever County Cross Country medal for his school.

This race followed a fine performance by Liam in the Great Ireland Run on the 10th of April where he finished 15th out of over 1000 athletes in the under 16 Juvenile event. Liam completed the 2.8km Great Ireland Race in a time of 11 minutes and 2 seconds.

Leixlip 5k Website...

Many thanks to Willie Murphy who created a fantastic website to bring all of the information about our club race together in the one place. It great for us to be able to present such a professional image to the outside world, which all helps towards attracting entrants to the race ans also members to the club. Have a look here and any suggestions as to how we might improve it will be appreciated.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Training over Easter

There will be no training on Thursday April 21 or Tuesday April 26. Training will resume on Thursday April 28.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Kildare Championships Round 2

Round 2 of the Kildare Championships will be held in Celbridge on Sunday May 8th - more details will follow by email closer to the date. Click here to see the schedule of events.

Kildare Track & Field Champs Round 1

Congratulations to all Le Chéile athletes who took part in round 1 of the Kildare Track & Field Championships yesterday in Crookstown. It was a fantastic day and some wonderful performances recorded. Thanks to all the wonderful supporters who cheered all day long!!

Detailed results to follow, and you can see some photos of the event here:

If you have some photos that you would like to share, send a link by email to info(at)lecheileac.com

More medals at school competitions...

Congratulations to Le Chéile athletes Conal Hayes & Erica Dixon for taking Gold in the recent Schools championships. Conal taking the honours on the track and Erica taking a break from her studies to show her fellow competitors that she can still throw the Javelin. Well done!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Murphy takes Silver

Congratulations to Le Chéile's Conor Murphy who took second place in the 1500m West Leinster schools championships. Well done Conor, as usual you make us all proud!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Kildare Championships Round 1 - Change of Venue

Please note the change of venue for the upcoming Kildare Championships Round 1. This event will now be held in Crookstown AC on Sunday April 17th, warm up at 11:15. Click here for directions.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kildare Track and Field Championships

Round 1 of the Kildare Track and Field Championships will be held in Newbridge on Sunday April 17th - warm up 11:15. All registered athletes should have received either a text and/or an email informing them of the event. If you have not received either, please send an email to secretary@lecheileac.com. Click here for more details of the event.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

First Round of Kildare League in St Coca's

Well done to all who took part in the 1st round of the Kildare League in St Coca’s on Sunday March 27th. We had a great turn out from athletes and parents alike and the good weather made the event all the more enjoyable!! Thanks to all for showing your support for the club!

The league is all about points for the club, so the more athletes who complete their event, the more points the club will accumulate.

Watch this space for details of Round 2 – maybe we can inspire more athletes to participate!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

John O'Regan in the Anglo Celtic Plate

Le Chéile will be represented on the international stage once again this weekend when John O'Regan competes on the Ireland Team for the Anglo Celtic Plate in Perth, Scotland. This 100k event, takes place on Sunday 27th March, is a key event for some of the top ultra runners from Ireland and the UK and will also incorporate the Irish 100km Championships. The race starts at 7am and I’m sure we will be getting updates as it progresses.

John will be ably supported by Tony Brennan (for fueling and other interesting duties!) and we wish them both the best of luck in the event.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Open Sports Day - Crookstown

Crookstown AC are hosting an Open Sports Day on Sunday April 10 - click here for more details

Kildare Senior Road Race

Full set of results from the recent Senior Road Race is available here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Upcoming Events

These links give the dates & details to the Kildare Track & Field meetings so far scheduled. They might be useful. http://kildareathletics.com/fixtures/co-kildare-tf-championships-2011/and http://kildareathletics.com/fixtures/kildare-tf-league/

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Kildare Senior Road Race

A BIG, HUGE thank you to all of you who helped out at our recent Kildare Senior Road Race - stewards, bakers, tea makers, supporters, runners. I think it is safe to say it was a good morning's work. THANKS TO YOU!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Kildare Track and Field Events

The Kildare Track and Field Round 1 of the league will be hosted by St. Cocas (Kilcock) on the 27th March. Full details of events available here.

The Kildare Track and Filed Championship Round 1 will be hosted by Newbridge AC on the 17th of April. Full detials available here.

Kildare Masters and Intermediate

Full set of results from the recent Masters and Intermediate events is available here.

Set of photos available here.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Kildare Road Race Championships Inter & Master

Congratulations to everyone who competed on behalf of Le Chéile today, in a great event which saw the biggest number of athletes compete. The Ladies race was won by Liz Foy Kildare AC in an impressive time of 11.47 3k and the mens event won by Conor Burke of Celbridge AC in a time of 22.12 - 6k. Celbridge ladies took the ~Inter title and the Le Chéile Ladies inter team were 3rd, Marian Lee, Veronica Dunne, Cathy Walsh, Caithriona, Michelle Hayes and Lisa Dixon, the Le Chéile Maters team took Gold, Marian, Cathy, Caithriona and Lisa, Marian was first in the M4 cat and Cathy was 3rd in the M1. Not to be outdone the Master Mens team had a great race which saw John O'Regan home first (after completing a 50k race on sat in Donedea) followed by Des Walsh and Paul Kiely. They all had great runs which saw them finish 3rd team. Well done to all.

Le Chéile will host the next round of the Kildare Road Race Championships on Sunday 13th March at 12.00, 10k men and 4k women.

Friday, February 18, 2011

2010 Awards Night

Well done to all who received awards at last night's event - we all hope that you all had a great time. First set of photos can be viewed here If you have any photos from the evening please post a link to them.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Leinster IndoorChampionship 12/13 February

The boys were in action again this weekend. Liam Murphy was competing for the first time on track He ran in the 600m U13 race on Saturday he was supported by his dad, who reports that he ran a great heat and qualified for the finals. It what was a very long day he finally got back on track and there was a lot of pushing and shoving, he finished out side of the medals, but it was a great achievement to have made the final. Well Done Liam.

On Sunday, Pat Hayes headed down to Nenagh, Conall Hayes, Sean Flanagan and Conor Murphy were all in action. Conall was running in the U14 800, he had a heat and qualified for the final. Conall held his own in the final and again just finished outside the medals in 5th place, this too was Conall's first indoor race. Sean Flanagan was competing in the Long Jump and the 800m, Sean made it to the final of the Long Jump, job well done considering he couldn't even get a jump in at the club as its been so wet. Sean too had to run heats and he made it to the final, he finished in 6th place. Last up was Conor Murphy, competing in U18 800m, the u19 race was ran at the same time. Conor finished in 1st place and has taken his first indoor title, he is delighted with the result. Conor is off to Scotland on 4th March to compete for Kildare in the U20 800m, so we wish him well.
thanks to Willie Murphy and Pat Hayes, Well done to all the boys.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

B Championships All-Irelands 6.02.11

The conditions in Alsaa were appalling but it didn't deter the youngest of competitors namely Carragh Hayes. Carragh was first up for Le Cheile, Carragh had a great start and was out of the pen at a fast pace, Cheered on by her dad Pat, she finish with a smile. Well done. Next up was Fina Hayes, Fina was running out of her age in this race and put in a great run in very difficult conditions, Well done Fina. Kildare County took silver in the Girls U13 and Fina was the 6th Girl home on the Kildare team and earned a silver medal. Congratulations. Next up were the boys U13, we had a team; Conall Hayes, Patrick Flanagan, Thomas Connolly and Liam Murphy, they were all fantastic and Conall positioned himself well over the first 2/3 of the race and went into the outer field in 4th place, however with 1k to go Conall and Liam were in the top 20 and they both finished in fine style moving to 14th and 15th place respectively, followed by Patrick and Thomas. Thomas' grand father made it just in time to see his grandson's race. The boys finished in the team event in 5th place, and Conall and Liam were scorers on the County Kildare Team who took gold, Well done boys. Next upto run were Sean Flanagan, Conor Kiely ad Darrah Nolan, just short of having a team, the boys headed into a very strong head wind and fought their way til the end, Sean finish 15th with Darragh 25th followed closely by Conor. The boys were all cheered on by their very proud dad's who were at this stage knee deep in muck. The last athlete competing was Conor Murphy,Conor's race was run in conjunction with the Celtic U20 and U17 race which saw athletes representing Ireland, Ulster, Scotland and Wales go head to head. Conor held his own and in fact took a few international vests. Conor's race was the best out of his two previous All-Ireland races and saw him finish in 2nd place behind Eire Og's Michael Healion. Covered from head to toe in muck Conor was delighted with the result as was his coach. Conor was supported as always by his dad and all the other members of Le Cheile AC. Many thanks to all the parents for withstanding the dreadful conditions and thanks to Liam's dad who took photo's on the day. I'll try to get them uploaded to our site. Congratulations again to everyone who represented Le Cheile.

Thanks to Willie Murphy for photos he took on the day. Photos can be viewed here.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Schools West Leinster 27/01/11

Unfortunately there were only 3 athletes from Le cheile in action today, despite the fact that we have a full team who attend a local school. We need to change attitudes to Athletics.

Conor Murphy and Sean Flanagan where in action for Maynooth Post Primary and Darragh Nolan was representing Scoile Cois Life. Well done to you all, Conor qualifed for the next round. All these athletes will be in action in the B champs being held in Alsaa on 6th February.

AAI Games 22/01/11 Nenagh

Congratulations to David McCarthy who won the 1000m race in a time of 2.29:31 in Nenagh last weekend. A great start to his season. continued success to David,best wishes from everyone.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

All Ireland 16th January 2011

The postponed All-Irelanbd championships took place in Tullamore on 16th Jan, representing Le Cheile and Klildare were U11 Carragh Hayes, U13 Conall Hayes and U17 Conor Murphy: U11 - Carragh Hayes was on the Kildare team and it was her first National Championships, she represented her County and her Club at the highest level and finished 120 - well done Carragh
Conall Hayes was competing in his second National championship of the Cross County season, he also was on the Kildare team and got off to a flying start and continue to take on the leaders well into the 3rd quater of the race, Conall ended up finishing in 97 place. Conor Murphy having finished 11th in the Leinsters was on the pronvicial team so the pressure was on. Conor had a good start but his hamstring was very tight after about 1000m so he did well to finish in 47th place overall. Conor needless to say was unhappy with his performance, but he will put this behind him and look ahead to the indoor season.

Conall on the other hand was happy that he took on the leaders and was in 2nd place for the first 1500m, so well done to him. Conall sister Carragh enjoyed her first All Ireland championship, i'm sure it willbe the first of many.

Thanks to Pat Hayes who was the Coach on the day.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Registration 2011

Registration for the new year will take place this Saturday, 22nd January. It will be held in the Clubhouse from 11am to 12pm only. It is of the utmost importance that every member of the club is registered for insurance reasons.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Change of Venue for AGM

The AGM will now be held in the Clubhouse, this Thursday 20th January at 8.30pm.

Please note that there will be NO TRAINING on this night due to the AGM.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Training will Recommence on Tuesday 11th January 2011

See you all at 6.45pm on tuesday.

The AGM will take place on 20th January 2011 at Parish Centre, Leixlip at 8.00pm.