Archives 2018 January to June
All Ireland Track and Field Championships Tullamore - 30th June 2018
News coming in from the National Championship in a very warm Tullamore, where Aine Burke has won a silver medal in the U20, 3k steeplechase. Aine will be eligible in the same event for another 2 years, making this achievement even more remarkable.
It’s more great news from Tullamore where Aoife O'Cuill has had another fantastic performance to win silver in the girls U20, 1500m. Congratulations Aoife.
St Coca's 5K Road Race - 30th June 2018
Well done to all competitors who competed in very humid conditions this evening at our annual 5K. Thank you all for your support, we really appreciate it. Congratulations all. Kevin Kelly was first man home for St. Coca's in 6th place.
National League at Templemore - 24th June 2018
Four St Cocas athletes represented Kildare Co. at the national league in Templemore today. The Kildare team was mostly a young team and the 4 Kilcock ladies contributed handsomely to the overall scores. Kirsten Monahan was first up in the high jump finishing 5th. Aoife O'Cuill then in the 1500m where she had a great run to finish 2nd for 7 points. Aine Burke had the honour of being Kildares first ever league steeplechaser and ran to a new PB in the race which was won by Irish Olympian Michelle Finn. Last up Maud O'Shea ran in the 400m relay who came 1st.
The women's team are leading the competition after today's events. Round 2 takes place in two weeks time.
Leinster at Tailteann Games Morton Stadium Santry - 23rd June 2018
On a very hot day in Morton stadium, Santry, Orla Reidy (3k) & Kirsten Monaghan (1,500 steeplechase) both had strong runs in the vests of Leinster schools in The Tailteann games. Both girls ran up an age and will be eligible again next year. Well done girls.
Leinster Outdoor Championships Tullamore - 9th, 16th & 17th June 2018
On another warm day in Tullamore today St Cocas athletes performed well to take four medals and a few close calls.
Feilim Dikcius showed that he could be competitive over the longer distance as well as the sprints and jumps. He won a bronze medal in the u12 600m and followed it with a bronze in the 60m. Aine Gabbett and Roisin Beggan also won a bronze in the u11 long jump pairs. Only 4cm from the gold medal.
Akin Akintayo and Hugh Dowling very unlucky in the u11 turbo javelin finishing 4th. Also finishing joint 4th in the u11 60m were Aine Gabbett and Lucy O'Rorke. This event had 9 heats, the largest entry of the day.
The two other pairs of Aoibin Beggan and Juliet Olivier u10 500m and Eirn Murray and Roisin Beggan u11 600m finished top 6 and Tayo Akintayo did well in the u13 high jump. Well done to everyone in such warm conditions.
Leinster silver medal for Maud O’Shea in the girls U17, 400m in a new PB of 62.9 seconds on day 1 in Tullamore . A strong showing from Kildare athletes taking 1,2&3. Congratulations Maud.
A good walk by Niamh Flynn finishing 4th in her Leinster u14, 2k walk, qualifying for the All Ireland.
Fine run by Orla Reidy to finish 3rd in the girls U16, 1500m Leinster final today in Tullamore.
More excellent performances today at the final day of Leinster track and field championships in Tullamore. Kirsten Monaghan winning her first Leinster gold medal after a great run in the u17 2000m s/c. The boys u12 long jump turned out to be an exciting competition with the lead changing 3 times in the last round. Feilim Dikcius bettered his pb on two occasions to lead the competition on 4.48 when out of nowhere the Mullingar athlete jumped 4.62 on his last jump. A terrific silver for Feilim.
Aine Burke was another athlete in who produced a top notch run to claim a silver medal in the u19 1500m. Thomas Richards u14 800m ran with great courage to lead the field with 150m to go but was passed on the run in to finish 4th. Orla Reidy also finished 4th in the u16 800m. Also running well was Oisin Farrell 800m, Eoin Richards 3000m and Conan Lennon 800m.
Above last, our 1500m contingency each holding their own in their respective races.
Cliona O’Toole, Aoife McNerney, Conan Lennon, Thomas Richards, Oisin Farrell, Orla Reidy (3rd place, U16) and Maud O’Shea who ran the 400, 800m double.
Well done everyone.
Leinster Club Team Event - Tullamore - 4th June 2018
Áine Burke wins 3000M Steeplechase at Leinster Junior Championships Tullamore - 3rd June 2018
News from the Leinster Juniors in Tullamore where Áine Burke has won the 3,000m steeplechase in a new PB of 12:03.
All Ireland Schools Track and Field - 2nd June 2018
Congratulations to Aoife O'Cuill 4th today in the All Ireland schools track and field in the senior 3k in new PB. Also to Orla Reidy 5th in the u16 mile and Kirsten Monaghan 9th in Intermediate 1500m s/c. Teriffic performances all round.
The All Ireland Schools has been the stepping stone for many top class Irish athletes over the years and great to have the girls there today mixing with the best in the country.
Congrats also to Sarah Clarke (Na Fianna A.C.) who was representing Scoil Dara in the senior 800m where she also posted a PB to finish 4th.
Larry Kelly's Golden Runner Award at Na Fianna AC Bob Heffernan 5K - 27th May 2018
Larry Kelly receiving the trophy from Emma McCluskey for his winning age group run in the Bob Heffernan 5k organised by Na Fianna AC.
For those eagle eyed, Larry is wearing his Drake University top, where his son Kevin is on a running scholarship.
Well done Larry.
Kildare 3K Intermediate and Masters Road Race Naas - 20th May 2018
St Coca’s ladies, ready for action in the Kildare 3k Inter/Masters road race, held in Naas.
Leinster Schools Championships - Morton Stadium Santry - 19th May 2018
Great news from the Leinster schools in Morton stadium where Aoife O'Cuill representing MPP has won her senior 3k race to become Leinster champion.
Well done also to Kirsten Monaghan who finished 4th in the Inter HJ, Orla Reidy who finished 5th in her Inter 3k, Maud O’Shea who finished 6th in her 800m & Eoin Richards who finished 7th in his Inter 3k.
Kildare Track & Field Championships - 29th April, 6th May, 13th May 2018
St Cocas athletes were out in force over the three days of competition for coveted Kildare championship medals.
Across the board the club performed strongly.
Big winners were Orla Reidy who won gold in the u16 200m, 800m and 1500m. Also winning multiple titles were Thomas Richards u15 800m and 1500m and Juliet Olivier u10 long Jump and turbo Javelin. Full results as follows:-
300m 3rd. Adam Byrne
Turbo Jav 2nd. Adam Byrne
Relay team 2nd. Luke McKeon, Ryan McCreevy, Adam Byrne and Cillian Cunningham
60m 3rd. Caoimhe Flood
Long Jump 1st. Juliet Olivier. 3rd. Aoibhin Beggan
Turbo Jav 1st. Juliet Olivier
Turbo Jav. 2nd. Akin Akintayo
Long Jump 1st. Aine Gabbett
600m 2nd. Erin Murray
Relay team 1st. Aine Gabbett, Lucy O’Rorke, Roisin Beggan and Erin Murray
80m 1st. Robert Lynch
600m 1st. Feilim Dikcius 3rd. Brian Caffrey
Long Jump 3rd. Finn Dowling
Turbo Jav 3rd. Daniel Geraghty
80m 3rd. Claire Kelly
High Jump 2nd. Aoife Carroll
Relay 2nd. Claire Kelly, Aoife Carroll, Georgia Nolan and Tayo Akintayo
1500m 1st. Conan Lennon
80m 3rd Ava Geoghegan
Long jump 2nd. Orla Flynn
1500m 1st. Aoife McNerney
800m and 1500m 1st. Thomas Richards
800m 2nd. Cliona O’Toole
Walk 3rd. Niamh Flynn
800m and 1500m 3rd. Oisin Farrell
200m, 800m and 1500m 1st Orla Reidy
800m 2nd Ben Doherty
High Jump 1st. Kirsten Monaghan
800m 2nd. Kirsten Monaghan 3rd. Maud O’Shea
400m 2nd Maud O’Shea
1500m 2nd. Kirsten Monaghan
200m 3rd. Maud O’Shea
Relay 1st. Orla Reidy, Lauren McHale, Maud O’Shea and Kirsten Monaghan
1500m 1st. Aine Burke
M45 100m 2nd Brian McHale
M45 Long Jump 1st Brian McHale
St Coca's wins Kildare Club League - 8th, 15th and 21st April 2018
Well we did it!! After promotion to Division 1 last year St Cocas have just gone on to top the league after 3 very strong performances by everyone. From the little u8's to the u16's everyone played their part. Congratulations to you all. Well done to the coaches too.
Next up is the county championships 🏆🥇🥈🥉