Super Sunday in a Wexford wonderland

KILKENNY athletes enjoyed a super Sunday when they travelled to Wexford for the Leinster juvenile and intermediate cross-country championships.

KILKENNY athletes enjoyed a super Sunday when they travelled to Wexford for the Leinster juvenile and intermediate cross-country championships.

Held in Adamstown, there were some fine individual and team performances in the juvenile races.

Conor Clarke (Castlecomer) was among the big winners when he was first across the finish line in the boys’ under-11 race. St Joseph’s won club silver and were led home by Oisin Griffin in 15th place while the county team were fourth. In the girls’ under-11 race the county team finished with bronze medals, with Kate Sheridan (St Senan’s) to the fore.

Helen Hoynes (St Joseph’s) won gold in the girls’ under-13 race and helped he county team to third place bronze. Luke Fitzpatrick was third place in the boys’ under-13. His performance helped his club Kilkenny City Harriers (KCH) win gold in the club team race and gave Kilkenny the silver medals in the county team section.

There was more success at under-15 level as Rebecca Kennedy (Gowran) came home fourth and helped secure gold for the county team. Ruby Harvey (Thomastown) finished seventh and led her club to the bronze medals. Sean Power (Thomastown) had a great race as he won gold in the boys’ under-15 category and grabbed a silver medal with the county team.

In the under-17 races Anna Sheehan (KCH) took the bronze medal and led the way as the county team ran to the silver medals. Megan Morrissey (Thomastown) wasn’t far behind, finishing fourth as her club secured the bronze medal position.

Hugh Morgan (St Senan’s) was sixth in the boys’ under-17 race, where the county team finished with bronze medals.

There were some fantastic performances at under-19 level with Kilkenny athletes taking the first three places in the girls’ race. Bronagh Kearns (St Senan’s) won gold with Mary Ellen Doyle (Gowran) taking silver and Aine Kinsella (St Senan’s) the bronze medal. St Senan’s were first club while the county team also took the gold medals in their section.

In the Women’s intermediate race another great performance saw St Joseph’s athlete Maria Griffin finish in third place. The county team took home bronze medals also.

In the men’s intermediate race KCH athlete Toss Hayes had a great performance as he scooped the silver medal over the 10km distance. David McPherson (KCH) ran well to finish in 12th position in the same race.

The Kilkenny results from the Leinster Juvenile and intermediate cross country championships are:

Girls’ under-11: 10 Kate Sheridan, St Senan’s; 15 Kim Jolly, St Senan’s; 18 Ciara O’Keeffe, Thomastown; 28 Aine Phelan, St Senan’s; 35 Shauna Finn, St Senan’s; 39 Nell Murphy, St Senan’s.

Teams: Kilkenny, third county.

Boys’ under-11: 1 Conor Clarke, Castlecomer; 16 Killian Griffin, St Joseph’s; 19 Dara McDonald, St Joseph’s; 24 Lee Tracey, St Senan’s; 25 Rory O’Connor, St Joseph’s; 39 Killian O’Connor, Castlecomer.

Teams: St Joseph’s, second club; Kilkenny, third county.

Girls’ under-13: 1 Helen Hoynes, St Joseph’s; 10 Ruth Kennedy, Gowran; 13 Chloe Richardson, St Joseph’s; 36 Eve Lacey, St Senan’s; 39 Emma Hokey, St Joseph’s; 44 Isobel Morgan, St Senan’s.

Teams: Kilkenny, third county.

Boys’ under-13: 3 Luke Fitzpatrick, KCH; 8 David O’Carroll, Gowran; 10 David O’Connor, St Joseph’s; 16 John Nolan, KCH; 20 Aaron Donnelly, St Senan’s; 25 Richard Hennessy, St. Joseph’s.

Teams: KCH, first club; Kilkenny, second county.

Girls’ under-15: 4 Rebecca Kennedy, Gowran; 7 Ruby Harvey, Thomastown; 13 Ailis O’Shea, Thomastown; 14 Marguerite Hoynes, St Joseph’s; 17 Mia Griffin, St Joseph’s; 19 Dearbhla Kearns, St Senan’s.

Teams: Thomastown, third club; Kilkenny, first county.

Boys’ under-15: 1 Sean Power, Thomastown; 15 Peter Lynch, KCH; 20 Cormac Buggy; 24 James Power, Thomastown; 27 Jonathan Crowley, St Senan’s; 33 Donagh O’Connor, St Joseph’s.

Teams: Kilkenny, second county.

Girls’ under-17: 3 Anna Sheehan, KCH; 4 Megan Morrissey, Thomastown; 14 Rachel Butler, St Senan’s; 16 Niamh O’Shea, Thomastown; 17 Sinead Whelan, Thomastown; 25 Maeve O’Connor, Thomastown.

Teams: Thomastown, third club; Kilkenny, second county.

Boys’ under-17: 6 Hugh Morgan, St Senan’s; 11 James Maher, KCH; 19 Conor O’Carroll, Gowran; 25 Sean O’Neill, Gowran; 29 Conor Quinlan, KCH; 30 Andrew Dowd, Castlecomer.

Teams: Kilkenny, third county.

Girls’ under-19: 1 Bronagh Kearns, St Senan’s; 2 Mary Ellen Doyle, Gowran; 3 Aine Kinsella, St Senan’s; 13 Orla Butler, St Senan’s.

Teams: St Senan’s, first club; Kilkenny, first county.

Intermediate Women: 3 Maria Griffin, St Joseph’s; 30 Mary Doolin, St Joseph’s; 32 Donna Dowling, KCH; 33 Sile Carroll, Castlecomer.

Team: Kilkenny, third county.

Intermediate Men: 2 Toss Hayes, KCH; 12 David McPherson, KCH; 34 Jimmy Barcoe, Gowran; 60 Lyndon Barcoe, Gowran; 61 Lar Lacey, St Joseph’s; 65 Denis Carrigan, KCH; 69 Rocky Mernagh; 73 Muiris Bric, Gowran. 78 Sean Hokey, St Joseph’s.