Archives 2018 July to December

Aerodynamic Turkey 10k - Ayr - 26th December 2018

A massive congratulations to Alex Wallace coming home first in the Aerodynamic Turkey 10k, Ayr in a time of 33:23

Santa Run St Stephen's Day 2K Challenge - 26th December 2018

Huge thanks to everyone for coming out this morning to take part in the 2018 Santa Run in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland (Kildare Branch). Ye're all a great healthy bunch, we hope you enjoyed it. The final figure is not in yet but over €800 was raised for the charity. Well done everyone.

National Cross Country Championships - 25th November & 15th December 2018

What an exciting day in Abbotstown on 25th November where St Coca's athletes, having qualified through the Leinsters, competed in every age category at National Level. Some fantastic running, and again Aoife O'Cuill had a briliant race in the U18 category to take an All Ireland Silver Medal. Great to see Claire Tarplee and Paul Robinson running for St Coca's in the senior category. Well done to all competitors who did the club proud today in reaching the national finals.

Boys u12 Brian Caffrey 49th. Daniel Geraghty 54th, Feilim Dickius 65th, Robert Lynch 98th, Robert Murphy 124th, Finn Dowling 136th. St Cocas 5th of 16 teams.


Boys u14 Conor Murphy 24th, Conan Lennon 50th, Joseph Richards 73rd, Jim Harrigan 107th. Kildare team 8th.


Boys u16 Oisin Farrell 17th, Eoin Richards 33rd, Thomas Richards 69th. Kildare team 7th.


U18 girls Aoife O'Cuill 2nd (8th junior) Aine Burke 37th junior Kildare team 5th.


Senior Women Claire Tarplee 11th. Senior men Paul Robinson 11th.


Day 3 of the National Cross Country continued in Navan on 15th December and let the bells ring out. A fantastic 2nd place for Conor Murphy in the All-Ireland’s today in the boys U13 X-Country.


Those bells keep on ringing. Aoife O’Cuill 4th and Aine Burke 12th in the girls U19 All Ireland’s

To top off a fantastic day, our U13 boys team won Silver. Unbelievable achievement by the boys, we always knew they could do it. Well done Conor Murphy, Joseph Richards, Feilim Dikcius, Brian Caffrey, Daniel Geraghty, Conor McNerney and Killian McCauley.

Jimmy Grant Invitational - Iowa City - 8th December 2018

A good seasons opener for Kevin Kelly last night in Iowa.
Running for Drake he won the mens mile in the Jimmy Grant Invitational meet in a time of 4.09.99 an indoor PB.

Kildare Senior Cross Country Championship - 2nd December 2018.

Congratulations to our Senior Women’s team who came second this morning at the Kildare Senior Cross Country Championship.

Jingle Bells 5K Phoenix Park - 1st December 2018

Beautiful conditions were had this morning for the Jingle Bells 5K. The club were delighted to have over 60 members running this morning. Congratulations to everyone and particularly to all of the new members who completed their very first 5k

Waterford AC Half Marathon - 1st December 2018

Congratulations to Aidan Maher who ran a tough course at the Waterford AC half marathon this morning coming home in 1hr 36mins

Senior Athletics Success in Portarlington and Wales - 18th November 2018

A great Sunday for St Cocas AC senior athletics with Alexander Wallace coming 1st in the Gingerbread half marathon in 1hr 11 and Mark Leonard flying the flag abroad competing in the Conway half marathon in North Wales and coming home in 1hr 36. Congratulations gents on a great days running.

Leinster Cross Country Championships Day 3 (Uneven Ages) Adamstown - 11th November 2018

We were told to expect some heavy showers at todays Leinster cross country in Adamstown Co Wexford and we thought and hoped the forecasters were wrong. Blue skies and bright sunshine met us all the way down. The u11 girls were first up for us after the u19 races where we had no representation. In a field of 129 runners our young team were always in the mix in the top half of the field. Roisin Beggan (30), Erin Murray (36), Juliet Olivier (38) all made the silver winning Kildare team to qualify for the all ireland. Elaina O'Malley (67), Katy Hayes (79) and Aoibhin Beggan (86) the club team finished 7th not that far from qualification.
The u11 boys were running on the Kildare team with Robert Murphy (52), Harry Cahill (61) and Cormac Murray (81) they all scored for the team but were out of the medals in a field of 111 runners.
Meadhbh Caffrey was the lone club runner in girls u13 finishing 47th of 138 runners, the largest field of the day.
The predicted heavy rain showers had arrived at this stage with thunder and lightning also but this did not daunt our u13 boys. A most exciting race with St Cocas runners well up from the off. As they set off into the last lap Conor Murphy had been picking off runners and found himself in third. Coming into the final.200m he was pushing the leader and only lost out by a very small margin to finish 2nd. Behind him the team were packing well. Joseph Richards (21), Brian Caffrey (22), Feilim Dikcius (25), Daniel Geraghty (35), Conor McNerney (71) and Cillian McCauley (76) the team claimed silver medals to qualify to all Ireland. As a bonus they helped Kildare county qualify also.
The girls u15 were also running for the county and after a heroic run in the heavy rain Aoife McNerney (16), Cliona O'Toole (27) and Ruby Olivier (74) the county team qualified with Aoife and Cliona scoring.
More strong running by the u15 boys and a qualification to all Ireland. Thomas Richards (5) led the team, Conan Lennon (24), Tadgh McCauley (34) and Jim Harrigan (35) they finished 4th.
At this stage underfoot conditions were poor enough but the u17 girls all ran fantastic to win bronze medals and also qualify. Led by Orla Reidy (15), Kirsten Monaghan (26), Aine Caffrey (33) and Rachel McEnroe (40) they dug deep in the tough conditions.
Last race of the day and Eoin Richards finished 9th in the u17 to qualify on the Leinster team for the all Ireland.
Conor Murphy and Thomas Richards will also represent Leinster.
This has been a terrific cross country season so far for the club with a record number qualify to the all Irelands. Congratulations to everyone, the coaches, the parents and most especially the athletes. Also a big thanks to Dermot Kelly our photographer.