Archives 2019 January to March

Dunboyne 10K - 31st March 2019

Well done to Deirdre Ryan Phelan, Bernard Ó'Faoláin and Aidan Maher who ran the Dunboyne 10K this morning.

SIAB Schools Cross Country International - 23rd March 2019

Great day for the McNerneys, Reidys, St. Cocas & Maynooth Post Primary as Aoife McNerney and Orla Reidy represent Ireland in their international vests today at the home nations schools international cross country event.

Both girls had exceptional runs today. Aoife McNerney was part of the junior girls who finished 4th team and Orla Reidy part of the intermediate team who finished 3rd team home.

Pictured with Gerry Robinson who is part of St Cocas and Maynooth education campus.

Congratulations girls from everyone associated with the club and your school.

St. Patrick's Weekend - Mullingar Half and Portlaoise 5K - 17th March 2019

Congrats to Gráinne Butler, Fiona King and Niamh Dowling on completing the Aon Mullingar Half Marathon this afternoon, and despite facing wintry showers towards the end, Niamh Dowling achieved a new PB.

And in the Streets of Portlaoise 5K, Bernard Ó'Faoláin enjoyed a nice course to set a cracking time of 20:52.
Have a great St. Patrick's Weekend all.

Bohermeen Half Marathon - 10th March 2019

Some very wintry conditions today faced the St Coca's Runners who took on the Bohermeen Half Marathon. Well done all. Thanks to Bohermeen AC for the photos.

All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships, Clongowes Wood College - 9th March 2019

The Irish Life All Ireland schools cross country took place in nearby Clongowes Wood College today. Whether it was the home turf advantage or the inspiration from International Women's day yesterday but all 7 girls ran inspired races.

In the girls junior race Maynooth PP were led by Aoife McNerney who ran the race of her life to take 6th place and secure an international call up for the upcoming schools international. Not far behind was Sadhbh Buckely who finished top 15 and Niamh McDonald 28th. Cliodhna O'Toole running for Dunboyne Community College was also in the top half. Both schools had performed well at Leinster and we waited patiently for team results to be announced. A win for Maynooth was greeted by huge cheers, Dunboyne 6th. A super result for the girls who are all first years.

Orla Reidy was the lone club runner in the Intermediate girls race. It took off at pace and Orla was sitting in the top 15 with a lap to go. She dug in deep and closed in to finish 10th. Another call up to the international cross country on the relay team.

In the senior girls race the crowd were given a display of dominant front running like never before. Dubliner Sarah Healy (a European gold medalist from last summer) with a gun to tape victory. In the race behind Aoife O'Cuill (Maynooth PP) was in a big battle for 4th place and pushed to take it on the line. Aine Burke (Lucan CC) battled well to finish well in 22nd place.

Congratulations to all the girls, to coaches Michael and Larry and to the wonderful supporters who were very vocal throughout the races.

Simon Community Home Run, Phoenix Park - 9th March 2019

Well done to the St Coca's Fit4Life group led by David Walsh who took part in the Simon Community Home Run 5 Mile charity event this morning in the Phoenix Park. Everyone put in a super effort.

Orla Reidy wins Kildare AAI award for all-round athlete of the year 2018 - 4th March 2019

In recognition of her excellent and consistent performances throughout 2018, we are delighted to see Orla Reidy's efforts being recognised by receiving the Kildare AAI award for female all-round athlete of the year 2018, kindly sponsored by Maynooth/Naas/Newbridge credit union. Well done Orla.

Leinster Indoor Championships - Day 4 - 3rd March 2019

Day 4 of the Leinster Indoor Championships took place at The National Arena, Abbotstown where we had three juvenile 4x200M relay teams and Kirsten Monaghan in the high jump event. The boys under 12 team placed fourth in their final, the girls U12 team won their heat convincingly but in the cruelty of timed heats, they did not get a place in the final. The girls U14 team showed great determination to take second place in their heat and go on to win bronze in the final. Well done to all competitors and a special thanks to all the substitute team mates who stayed all through the events and supported their running mates and the club. Well done everyone and to the track coaches for all the hard work getting here.

InterVarsity Cross Country, Galway - 2nd March 2019

Paul Robinson had a good win in action for DCU yesterday at the InterVarsity cross country in Galway. Paul led the DCU team to gold medals. Paul continues to be an extraordinary ambassador for the club.

Kildare Intermediate and Masters Road Race - 24th February 2019

Well done all competitors this morning in Naas Rugby Club for the County Intermediate and Masters Road Races. St Coca's were represented by Fiona King, Aoife Fallon, Carmel Kelly and Leonie Foran in the Women's 3K and by Alex Wallace, Tim Richards, Gary Cahill, Martin Baten, Henry Cahill, Ruairí O'Nualain, Larry Kelly, Jonny Murray and Bernard O'Faoláin in the men's 6K. Big congrats to Alex Wallace on winning the men's 6K in a hard fought battle right to the line. St Coca's intermediate men's team took second place to a very strong Newbridge contingent.