Hosts share Shield spoils at Open Day

THE outdoor track and field season got underway in Kilmacow on Easter Monday with the annual St Senan’s Open Sports day. Although there was unseasonal weather it failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the athletes, their coaches and mentors, who enjoyed a great afternoon of sport.

THE outdoor track and field season got underway in Kilmacow on Easter Monday with the annual St Senan’s Open Sports day. Although there was unseasonal weather it failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the athletes, their coaches and mentors, who enjoyed a great afternoon of sport.

Athletes travelled from far and near to compete in Kilmacow. The Kilkenny clubs were all represented along with clubs from Wexford, Carlow, Laois, Limerick, Tipperary North and South and Waterford East and West. This made for a great afternoon of compettion, with heats necessary for many of the events in the younger age groups.

On the track there were sprint events, middle distance and walking races for athletes from under-8 up to and including Masters level. The field events included shot-put, long jump and high jump. The day finished on an upbeat note with the inter-club 4x200m relay competitions.

The Shield for overall best club on the day was shared by the holders St Joseph’s and the host club St Senan’s AC.

In the senior men’s 3,000m race Brian Kirwan (St Laurence O’Toole’s, Carlow) was an easy winner on the track. Kirwan sat at the back of the leading bunch and with two of the seven-lap race remaining the Carlow senior cross-country champion made his move to finish ahead of veteran Laois athlete Martin McDonald (Abbeyleix/Ballyroan) with Alan Slattery (Waterford AC) in third place. Gowran AC newcomer Colin Tobin was the first Kilkenny athlete home, finishing fourth overall and third in the senior race.

St Senan’s athlete Bronagh Kearns was first across the line in the women’s 1,500m race. She was closely followed by Maria Griffin (St Joseph’s) while Ann Doyle (Gowran AC) finished in third place.

Another notable presence at the event was West Waterford athlete Kate Veale, Ireland’s first ever gold medal winner in race walking at the World Youth Championships. On Monday in Kilmacow Kate was the winner of the under-19 200m race walk.

This event is growing in popularity every year thanks to the hard work of Bill Lacey (St Senan’s) and his organising committee. Thanks also went to the community in Kilmacow for the use of their facilities on the day.

Results

Under-8 girls’ 80m: 1 Tara Peters, Carrick; 2 Aoife Redmond, St Senan’s; 3 Libby Murphy St Senan’s.

Under-8 boys’ 80m: 1 David Holden, Thomastown; 2 David Williams, St Senan’s; 3 Keelin Roche, St Senan’s.

Under-9 girls’ 80m: 1 Saoirse Allen, St Senan’s.

Under-9 boys’ 80m: 1 Jack Corcoran, Waterford; 2 Evan O’Toole, St Joseph’s; 3 James Walsh, St Senan’s.

Under-10 girls’ 80m: 1 Tara Millan, An Gaeltacht; 2 Marie Clare O’Dwyer, St Joseph’s; Sophie Mullally, St Joseph’s.

Under-10 girls’ 300m: 1 Eve O’Dwyer, Gowran; 2 Sophie Mullally, St Joseph’s; 3 Marie Claire O’Dwyer.

Under-10 girls’ relay: 1 Templemore, 2 Carrick-on-Suir, 3 An Ghaeltacht.

Under-10 boys’ 80m: 1 Victory Eddyatu, Waterford AC; 2 Cathal O’Beirne, St Joseph’s; 3 Nicholas Kleign, St Senan’s.

Under-10 boys’ 300m: 1 Victory Eddyatu, Waterford AC; 2 Josh Fenton, St Senan’s; 3 Cathal Beirne, St Joseph’s.

Under-10 boys’ relay: 1 St Senan’s, 2 Carrick-on-Suir, 3 Waterford AC.

Under-11 girls’ 80m: 1 Carina Kenny, Gorey; 2 Ava Meagher, Templemore; 3 Kyle Heinan, KCH.

Under-11 girls’ 300m: 1 Carina Kenny, Gorey; 2 Ciara O’Keeffe, Thomastown; 3 Orla O’Keeffe, Thomastown.

Under-11 boys’ 80m: 1 Rory O’Connor, St Joseph’s; 2 Shane O’Neill, Menapians; 3 Ethan Flynn, Waterford AC.

Under-11 boys’ 300m: 1 Rory O’Connor, St Joseph’s; 2 Adam O’Dwyer, Moycarkey; 3 Ethan Flynn, Waterford AC.

Under-12 girls’ 80m: 1 Sarah Doyle, SLO’T; 2 Emily Kliegn, St Senan’s; 3 Roseanne Fitzgerald, Carrick.

Under-12 girls’ 700m: 1 Sarah Doyle, SLO’T; 2 Lindsey McGuire, Waterford; 3 Alma Casey, Clonmel.

Under-12 girls’ long jump: 1 Laoise Keevers, An Gaeltacht; 2 Hannah Kelly, KCH; 3 Roseanne Fitzgerald, Carrick.

Under-12 girls’ relay: 1 Carrick-on-Suir, 2 SLO’T, 3 Templemore.

Under-12 boys’ 80m: 1 Sam Sutton, St Joseph’s; 2 Darragh McDonald, St Joseph’s; 3 Sean Burke, KCH.

Under-12 boys’ 700m: 1 Conor Clarke, Castlecomer; 2 Sean Roynane, West Wd; 3 Dylan Wall, Carrrick.

Under-12 boys’ shot: 1 Kyle Shelley, Moycarkey/Coolmore; 2 Sean Bourke, KCH; 3 Cathal Scanlon, Waterford AC.

Under-12 boys’ long jump: 1 Kyle Shelley, Moycarkey/Coolmore; 2 Ross Shelley, Moycarkey; 3 Ben O’Dwyer, Moycarkey.

Under-12 boys’ relay: 1 St Joseph’s, 2 Waterford AC, 3 Adamstown.

Under-13 girls’ 100m: 1 Aoife Doyle, Carrick; 2 Sally Shortall, St Kilian’s; 3 Niamh Dunne, Waterford AC.

Under-13 girls’ 700m: 1 Anna Doyle, SLO’T; 2 Eve Lacey, St Senan’s; 3 Chloe Nolan, SLO’T.

Under-13 girls’ shot: 1 Margarete Furlon, Adamstown; 2 Trease Kelly, Brow Rangers; 3 Aoife Doyle, Carrick.

Under-13 boys’ 100m: 1 Shane Monagle, Tramore; 2 Tomas Ahern, An Ghaeltacht; 3 Mark Hartery, Tramore.

Under-13 boys’ 700m: 1 Thomas Ahern, An Ghaeltacht; 2 Hugo Blair, Waterford; 3 Edward Dunne, KCH.

Under-13 boys’ long jump: 1 Martin Kehoe; 2 Shane Monagle, Tramore; 3 Mark Hartery, Tramore.

Under-14 girls’ 110m: 1 Sarah Lawlor, St Joseph’s; 2 Shannon Wall, Adamstown; 3 Emma Hallahan, West Wd.

Under-14 girls’ 700m: 1 Jennifer O’Keeefe, KCH; 2 Annie O’Connor, KCH; 3 Ann Crean, Adamstown.

Under-14 girls’ long jump: 1 Emma Hallahan, West Waterford; 2 Jennifer O’Keeffe, KCH; 3 Sarah Lawlor, St Joseph’s.

Under-14 girls’ relay: 1 KCH, 2 SLO’T, 3 St Senan’s.

Under-14 boys’ 100m: 1 Michael Kinsella, Enniscorthy; 2 Ben Sutton, St Joseph’s; 3 Mateusz Pietrzykowski, St Kieran’s.

Under-14 boys’ 700m: 1 Michel Kinsella, Enniscorthy; 2 Richard Hennessy, St Joseph’s; 3 Mateusz Pietrzykowski, St Kieran’s.

Under-14 boys’ shot: 1 Jack Swayne, Ballyroan; 2 Patrick Darcy, Brow Rangers.

Under-14 boys’ relay: 1 Tramore; 2 An Ghaeltacht.

Under-15 girls’100m: 1 Emer Curry, Portlaoise; 2 Aoife Naddy, Gowran; 3 Denise O’Connor, Tramore.

Under-15 girls’ 700m: 1 Jessica Henderson, SLO’T; 2 Siofra O’Flaherty, SLO’T; 3 Gwen Blair, Waterford.

Under-15 girls’ walk: 1 Isabel Morgan, St Senan’s; 2 Emma Lyons, Hacketstown; 3 Eva Rush, Templemore.

Under-15 girls’ shot: 1 Liz Brophy, St Abban’s; 2 Emma Lyons, Hacketstown; 3 Emer Curry, Portlaoise.

Under-15 boys’ 100m: 1 Jonathan Crowley, St Senan’s; 2 Jack Swayne, Ballyroan; 3 Richard Hennessy, St Joseph’s.

Under-15 boys’ 700m: 1 Jonathan Crowley, St Senan’s; 2 Declan Foyle Abbeyleix/Ballyroan; 3 Connor Meagher, Templemore.

Under-15 boys’ long jump: 1 Jonathan Crowley, St Senan’s; 2 Mateusz Pieterzykowski, St Kieran’s; 3 Shane Power, St Joseph’s.

Under-15 boys’ walk: 1 Gearoid McMahon, Shannon AC; 2 Joe Mooney, Adamstown; 3 Jonathan Crowley, St Senan’s.

Under-16 girls’ 100m: 1 Jane Shovelin, St Killian’s; 2 Anna Healy, Portlaoise; 3 Emma Hadigan, St Killian’s.

Under-16 girls’ 700m: 1 Nadine Kenny, Gorey; 2 Anna Healy, Portlaoise; 3 Lauren Dermody, Castlecomer.

Under-16 girls’ high jump: 1 Aoife Naddy, Gowran; 2 Shannon Wall, Adamstown; 3 Claire Stack, Portlaoise.

Under-16 girls’ long jump: 1 Jane Shovelin, St Killian’s; 2 Emer Corr, Portlaoise; 3 Denise O’Connor, Tramore.

Under-16 girls’ relay: 1 Portlaoise, 2 SLO’T.

Under-16 boys’ 100m: 1 Paul Manning, St Joseph’s; 2 Mikey Cullen, St Killian’s; 3 John Joe Kelly, Brow Rangers.

Under-16 boys’ 700m: 1 Jimmy Keegan, Abbeyleix; 2 Ben Buttimer, Templemore; 3 Patrick Cleary, Clonmel.

Under-16 boys’ shot: 1 J.J. Kelly, Brow Rangers; 2 Tommy Quirke, Brow Rangers; 3 M. Culleton, St Killian’s.

Under-16 boys’ relay: 1 Templemore, 2 Ballyroan/Abbeyleix.

Under-17 girls’ 100m: 1 Cliona Quirke, Brow Rangers; 2 Claire Stephenson, Adamstown; 3 Saoirse Burke, Kilmore.

Under-17 girls’ 700m: 1 Roisin Cleary, Clonmel; 2 Claire Stephenson, Adamstown; 3 Cliona Quirke, Brow Rangers.

Under-17 girls’ shot: 1 Cliona Quirke, Brow Rangers; 2 Rosie Stack, Portlaoise; 3 Katie Nolan, Brow Rangers.

Under-17 boys’ 100m: 1 Ross Nolan, Tramore; 2 James Allen, St Killian’s; 3 Brian O’Mahony, West Wd.

Under-17 boys’ 700m: 1 Brian O’Mahony, West Wd.

Under-19 girls’ walk: 1 Kate Veale, West Wd; 2 Siobhan Nash, St Abban’s; 3 Patricia O’Gorman, Adamstown.

Under-19 boys’ walk: 1 Evan Lynch, Clonmel; 2 Aaron Egan, Clonmel; 3 Anthony Tobin, Clonmel.

Junior women’s 100m: 1 Katie Brennan, St Abban’s; 2 Bronagh Kearns, St Senan’s.

Junior women’s 400m: 1 May O’Brien, West Waterford; 2 Saoirse Burke, Kilmore; 3 Lauren Kinsella, Enniscorthy.

Junior women’s 1,500m: 1 Bronagh Kearns, St Senan’s; 2 Aine Kinsella, St Senan’s; 3 Lauren Kinsella, Enniscorthy.

Junior women’s long jump: 1 Saoirse Burke, Kilmore; 2 Bella Lysaght, Gowran AC.

Junior men’s 100m: 1 Jack Saunders, St Joseph’s; 2 Michael Deedy, St Joseph’s; 3 Denis Brophy, St Abban’s.

Junior men’s 400m: 1 Jack Saunders, St Joseph’s; 2 Stephen Gorman, Adamstown; 3 Aidan Smith, Tramore.

Junior men’s 3,000m: 1 Stephen Gorman, Adamstown; 2 Richard Lucas, Waterford AC; 3 Douglas Brien, St Killian’s.

Junior men’s long jump: 1 Jack Saunders, St Joseph’s; 2 Denis Brophy, St Abban’s; 3 Emma Agona, Tramore.

Senior men’s 3,000m: 1 Brian Kirwan, SLO’T; 2 Alan Slattery, Waterford AC; 3 Colin Tobin, Gowran AC.

Senior women’s 1,500m: 1 Maria Griffin, St Joseph’s; 2 Ann Doyle, Gowran; 3 Clare Grant, Waterford AC.

Masters men’s 3,000m: 1 Martin McDonald, Ballyroan; 2 Gavin Kelly, United Striders.

Masters women’s 1,500m: 1 Frances Mullally, St Joseph’s.

Road races

The Great Ireland Run will be held in the Phoenix Park this weekend. This race will incorporate the National 10k championships.

In the Castle Park in Kilkenny Gowran AC will hold round two of their Run/Walk event on Sunday at 11am. This is a participation event and all are welcome to come and take part. The entrance fee can be paid on the day.

A number of local athletes will travel to Rotterdam at the weekend to take part in the marathon. Leading the charge will be popular Gowran AC athlete Tommy Evans.

There will be a new event on the road race calendar this June. St Joseph’s AC are organising the Pink Rock 10km Run/walk with top cash prizes and a goody bag and t-shirt for competitors.