Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Happy Christmas to all and have a healthy new year.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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
Monday, November 14, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
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
Thursday, October 13, 2011
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
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 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.
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
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 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
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
U8 - Emma Maloney U13 - Liam Murphy
U13 - Fina Hayes
Monday, June 27, 2011
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.
Monday, June 20, 2011
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.
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
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.
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!!!!
Monday, May 16, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
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
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!!
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.
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
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.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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 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
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The Kildare Track and Filed Championship Round 1 will be hosted by Newbridge AC on the 17th of April. Full detials available here.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
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
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
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
Thanks to Willie Murphy for photos he took on the day. Photos can be viewed here.
Friday, January 28, 2011
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.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
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.