Archives from 2009

All Ireland Cross Country – Even Ages – 22nd November 2009

Conditions were extremely tough today in Kilbeggan at the All Ireland Cross Country Championships. There was plenty of wind and rain to contend with and huge fields in all of the events.

Leinster Cross Country Championships – U11/U19 – 8th November 2009

Underfoot conditions were testing in Tullamore at the Leinster Cross Country Championships.

Kildare Cross Country – Senior – 1st November 2009

It was the turn of the Seniors today as the Kildare Senior Cross Country took place in the Curragh and St Cocas were defending their title. David Campbell, after his impressive win last year is in warmer climes for the winter would not be defending his title but a strong St Cocas team took to the start line. Joseph Robinson made a return to cross country after his recent exploits in the Chicago Marathon – Gerry Robinson, Larry Kelly, Tom Groome, Mark Durkan and Tom Durkan making up the team. Gerry caused a little concern when he looked for a spare pair of shorts before the start….. Naas AC Mick Coyle and Newbridge AC Pat Malone took off like men possessed with Joseph in hot pursuit. Not far behind the team were packing well with Tom Groome, Gerry and Larry working well together along with another Newbridge athlete. At this stage Mark was about 10th and running well, Tom was moving nicely saying that it was his first training session for Prague 2010! All the lads were running well at this stage, even Gerry seemed to be getting on ok with the shorts….though he was surprisingly stuck for words when questioned…..not like him to be short of an answer!! Conditions were tough and positions did not change much during the gruelling 10K race with the top two going into the last lap together Mick pulling away from Pat with about 400m to go. Joseph finished 3rd with Larry finishing strongly in 4th and Gerry and Tom 6th and 7th taking the team title. Mark in about 13th and Tom both finished strongly – a fantastic team result – well done to you all. (Thankfully all was well on the shorts front and Gerry kept his dignity!!!!) Leinster Cross Country – Even Ages – Sunday 25th October A large contingent from the club travelled to Adamstown in Co Wexford last Sunday to compete in the first round of the Leinster cross country. Weather and underfoot conditions were perfect for running and the club had some excellent performances. Well done to all who competed. See full results on results page… Looking forward to two weeks time when U11 to U19 events take place in Tullamore. We hope to have full teams in all the age groups. Kildare Senior Cross Country takes place next Sunday on the Curragh at 2pm where St Cocas will be attempting to defend their title.

North Kildare Inter-Primary School Cross Country – 16th October 2009

Almost 300 athletes took part in the annual North Kildare cross country which was hosted by the club today (16th October) in Kilcock GAA. It was a glorious mild morning and the action started just after 11am with the girls U10 race. Teams from all the local primary schools along with Clane, Maynooth, Timohoe/Coill Dubh and Staplestown took part with all participitants receiving a certificate of achievement on their performance. Pat Ryan Development Officer of Athletics Ireland attended the event and congratulated all the participants and thanked the teachers for their assistance. Thanks to the Kilcock GAA for use of their grounds for the event. See full results on results page… Training Fees Training Fees are due for this term – €20 per family. A small number of families still owe for last term.