Archives from 2014
Kildare League Day 3 - 28th May 2014
The Kildare League Day 3 is on this Wednesday 28th May in Celbridge AC starting at 7pm, be there for 6:45pm.
Kildare Juvenile Day 2 - 11th May 2014
The Kildare Junevile Day 2 is on this Sunday 11th May in Celbridge AC starting at 10.00am for hurdles and 11.00am for all other events (starting with no.7)
Kildare Senior Road Race
The county senior road race took place today hosted by the Le Cheile club in Leixlip. First up were the ladies and st Cocas had a full team of athletes. The 4k race was won very impressively by Michelle Cox from Newbridge. She was followed very closely by our own Lynda Gormley who ran a stormer. Glynnis Reidy and Aislinn Hurley also finished in the top ten and next scorer was Annette Whittaker. First time Sheila Killeen was just behold and Adrienne Kiely and Sinead Kelly made up the team which won silver team medals. It was a great performance by the ladies who were missing a couple of their regulars. Newbridge won the team title.
The men’s 10k was up next and a field of over 60 men set off. Patrick Roche from Naas was an even more impressive winner running just over 33 minutes for the 10k. The team winners here were again Newbridge but our lads had some fantastic runs to claim team bronze. First for St Cocas was Sean Talty in 5th, Kevin Kelly 8th and Larry Kelly and Aidan Kelly who ran a massive PB were the scorers. Backed up by Mark Leonard, John O’Boyle, Martin Geraghty, Michael Malone and Rowan Lee in his first outing for the club it was a great result. Well done to Martin Baten and Michael Reidy who organised the event for the county board. Also thanks to the Le Cheile club for their beautiful tea and cakes afterwards.
John Shields visits St Coca's - 22nd February 2014
John Shields, national sprints and jumps coach came to Kilcock Saturday last, 22nd February to assist the club coaches with a sprints session. He concentrated on warm ups and sprint drills and almost 30 athletes took part in the session. He explained the fundamentals of speed how to improve speed through these drills. He will be in Kilcock again next Saturday, 1st March from about 1.15 and will concentrate on long jump and hurdles.
Paul Robinson has been in sparkling form in Australia since his return after Christmas. In January he set a new PB in a 3k race and followed it up with a fantastic 13.54.34 in the Briggs Classic in Hobart in a 5000k. He will remain in Australia till mid March and has a few more races planned before his return.
National Masters, Juniors and U23 Championships
The national Masters and juniors and u23 took place in Athlone. Bobby King had marvellous double in the 1500m and 3k. Meanwhile in the juniors and u23 Sinead Burke won the junior walk while Sarah Bourke won the u23 walk. On the same day we had a couple of good 4th place results. Niamh Field u23 400m, Rachael Smyth U23 1500m, Kevin Kelly junior 1500m and Nathan Murphy junior walk. Good performance also by Claire Kennedy.
At Leinster level the walks and 1500m took place early in the month. Sinead Burke and Nathan Murphy both won their events. Claire Kennedy and Karla Burke 2nd and Karen Bourke 3rd. Oisin O’Cuill had a good run in the 1500m finishing 5th in a new PB.
At the Leinster seniors/masters and juniors Kevin Kelly won the 3k 2nd in the 800m. Claire Kennedy showed real improvement to take the junior walk with Karen Bourke 3rd. Sarah Bourke 2nd in the senior walk. Rachael Smyth posted another PB to finish 3rd in the 800m. Joan McGillicuddy 2nd in the senior 3k and Glynnis Reidy 2nd in the masters 800m and Larry Kelly 2nd in the masters 3k. Martin Baten, Lynda Gormley and John O’Boyle all ran great but were out of the medals.
Meanwhile in the UK Ollie Back has been improving his 60m PB since the new year, in his last race in the British championships he posted a time of 6.82 finishing 5th in his semi final. His next race will be the British university championships.
With the increase in numbers coaches are urgently needed to assist with training. Athletics Ireland provide a one day training course which is funded by the club. If you have an hour to spare one evening a week we could do with the help and you children and the other club members will really benefit. Contact 086 1650971 if you can assist…and don be shy.