Archives 2021 October - December

University of Louisiana Monroe - Wednesday 20th October 2021

Kevin Kelly once again showing his style at the University of Louisiana Monroe to win the Homecoming University Mile on Wednesday 20th October 2021.

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Kildare Cross Country Championships - Sunday 10th & 17th October 2021

A great day's racing for the club at the Curragh on Sunday 10th October for the first day of the 2021 Kildare Cross Country Championships (even ages, novice and masters). County titles and team gold for both our U14 girls and our U14 boys. U10 girls and boys won silver medals, a super result in a big field as the photos show. Silver also for our girls U16 and U18 and bronze for U16 boys teams.


Individual medals were won by Eoin McNerney 3rd u10, and storming runs by Katy Hayes u14, Harry Cahill u14 and Maebh Caffrey u16 all winning gold and county Kildare Champions. Robert Murphy won silver u14 - Sadhbh Buckley silver u16 and Niamh McDonald also silver u18. Great runs by all our young athletes today.


In the older age groups, Orla Reidy won an individual silver in the novice category and the ladies novice team of Orla Reidy, Áine Gaffney, Denise Fox and Kirsten Monaghan won gold. In the masters Bernard Phelan was first M4 and Larry Kelly 2nd M5. The men's novice team of Gavin Scanlon, Oisín Farrell, Thomas Richards and Patrick Conlon won silver.


A particular well done to those who were running a first cross country ever. Thanks to all the competitors and coaches for such a great turnout by the club today. Well done everyone.


Training for older groups will be at 6pm tomorrow and next Monday to make the most of the brightness.

(Thanks to Carmel Kelly for the pics and records)

Great running by everyone again on Sunday 17th, another beautiful day on the Curragh plains 🌞 at Day 2 of the Kildare Championships (uneven ages u9-u19 and Intermediates).


Individual Gold medals for Maebh Caffrey, Conor Murphy and Orla Reidy. Silver for Gavin Scanlon (Intermediate) Niamh McDonald, Aisling Nolan, Eoin Kelly and Bronze for May Hughes, Patrick Nolan, Juliet Olivier, Sadhbh Buckley and Joseph Richards. Top 10 juvenile by Molly Reilly, Alannah McDonald, Caoimhe Mcnerney, Maeve Mcnerney, Cormac Buckley, Roisin Beggan, Ruby Olivier, Kate Carroll, Harry Cahill, Robert Murphy, Daniel Geraghty, Fionn Killeen and Karan Pillay.


Men’s Intermediate team of Gavin Scanlon, Oisín Farrell, Leeroy Graham and Patrick Conlon won Team Gold. Team Gold also for both Boys u17 and Girls u17, where the girls team placed 1,2,3 and 4. Team Silver for Girls u13 and Boys u15 and Bronze for Girls u11 and Boys u9.


The coaches are very proud of all the athletes. So good to see you all out representing the club. Well done👏👏


Thanks to all the coaches and officials for their work on behalf of the athletes.

Belfast City Marathon - Sunday October 3rd 2021

These two lads smashed it today at the Belfast City Marathon, both sub 3 hours, Leeroy Graham 2:50.40 and Martin Horan close behind at 2:55.00. Leeroy finished in 84th position overall (27th in category) and Martin was 119th overall in a field of 2,958. We are delighted for the lads. Unfortunately Tommy and Fiona were unable to complete the course today due to illness and injury, In the words of Van the Man, there'll be days like this. Disappointing for them after months of work, but they look content enough at the moment Well done all.

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Galway City Marathon - Saturday October 2nd 2021

In her first ever marathon, Denise Fox was the 6th lady home today at the Galway City Marathon in a time of 3:30.50, placed 71 overall, with Marianne Mulreid hot on her heels in 79th place, 9th lady overall 3:33.16. Kate Brilly was 103rd overall in 3:42.08 smashing her PB and Anita Rimmer placed 198th in 4:08.01. What a stunning performance by the ladies.

Also making their marathon debut in Galway today.

Rob Noone 4:36.12

Clive Moran 4:50.43

Full results here