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Archives 2021 April - June

Kildare 1500m Championship - Celbridge - Monday 28th June 2021

Report by Carmel Kelly

The Kildare 1500m championship took place in sun soaked Celbridge tonight. There were some top class races and great results for the club all round.

Katy Hayes and Roisin Beggan were up first in u14 with Katy winning a silver medal in a very close finish. Harry Cahill followed up with a silver medal too in the boys race. Saoirse O'Toole put in a great performance u15 as did Daniel Geraghty who picked up a bronze medal. In the girls u16 Sadhbh Buckley and Aoife Carroll finished 2nd and 3rd while Conor McNerney and Alexander Broome ran well in the boys equivalent. With four St Coca's runners in girls u17 a slow tactical race ensued with Ruby Olivier and Niamh McDonald sprinting it out over the final 80m and Ruby taking the title. Kate Carroll 4th and Nessa Stagg also running well.

The final two races saw Conan Lennon win the u17 and Thomas Richards 2nd in the o17/senior race. Cliodhna O'Toole put in a storming finish to claim a bronze in the women's event and Orla Reidy also having a great run.

Well done to all the athletes and to their coaches who have kept them going over the last year. Great to be back racing.

Aoife O'Cuill selected for Irish U23 European Championships team in Tallinn - Monday 28th June 2021

Athletics Ireland have announced that Aoife O’Cuill has been selected as part of the 30 strong team to represent Ireland in the European U23 Championships due to take place in Tallinn, Estonia July 8th - 11th 2021. She will compete in the 10,000M (with Orla O’Connor from Waterford) having met the qualification standard in Cork in May with a time of 34:41.36.

Best of luck Aoife from all at St Cocas.

Full announcement here.

Kildare Track and Field Championships - Celbridge - 26th & 27th June 2021

Well done to all our competitors in the sprints, long jump and turbo javelin at the Kildare County Juvenile Track and Field Championships in Celbridge on Saturday and a great showing by our u9/10 and 11 athletes on Sunday at the 300m/400m and 500m events. The races were all very competitive with Patrick Nolan winning silver in the u9 event and Eoin Kelly silver in u10. Great to see all the happy faces. Well done to you all.

Kevin Kelly takes bronze in thrilling 1500M National Senior final - Santry - 26th June 2021

Kevin Kelly gave it everything this afternoon, leaving it all on the track, making a brave move to the front in the last 200M racing for the line only to be overtaken on the final straight by race favourite Andrew Coscoran and an amazing sprint by Cathal Doyle for 2nd, leaving him with a well deserved bronze in an edge of the seat race to the finish of the National Senior Men 1500M at the Morton Stadium in Santry. Well done Kevin.

Aoife O'Cuill places 5th in the National Senior Women 5K in Santry - Saturday 26th June 2021

An amazing performance by Aoife O'Cuill once again to place 5th in a field of 21 in the National Senior Women 5K at Morton Stadium this morning on the back of her U23 1500M crown last Sunday and qualification for the European 10,000M at CIT last May. Superb running Aoife.

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St Coca's 5K Race Night - Friday 25th June 2021

What a great night, thank you to all runners for taking on our 5K tonight and congratulations to all our winners pictured below with Club President Bobby King who presented their awards.


2021 Winners

1st Male - Evan Fitzgerald - Clonmel AC

2nd Male Mick Fogarty - Ferbane AC

3rd Male - Neil Wiktorski - Bray Runners

1st Female - Lizzie Lee - Leevale AC

2nd Female - Maria McCambridge - DSD AC

3rd Female - Noreen Brouder - Sportsworld RC

1st Male Junior - Eoin Richards - St Coca's AC

1st Female Junior - Ava Costello - Trim AC

Our thanks to Frank Greally for taking on the job of MC tonight at the finish line and to our Race Director Karen O'Hanlon, David Walsh, Fiona and Bobby King for their usual massive organisation of the details behind the scenes, all of the volunteers and marshals on the night, the Civil Defence and Gardaí, our sponsors, the team at MyRunResults and to everyone who supported the race. Thank you for making it such a great night with a tremendous positive response.

As expected there were an incredible number of fast times and personal bests.