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