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Athletes shine on gloomy night

Athletes shine on gloomy night
The weather was dreary, but there was still a great turnout of athletes for the third round of the county track and field championships in Scanlon Park on Friday.

The weather was dreary, but there was still a great turnout of athletes for the third round of the county track and field championships in Scanlon Park on Friday.

The evening was brightened up by some good performances, with a number of juvenile athletes using the occasion as a warm-up for the schools All-Ireland Championships in Tullamore this weekend.

Kilkenny City Harriers (KCH) middle distance runners Anna Sheehan and Aoibhe Richardson, who won their 400m and 1,500m races on Friday, will go in the senior 800m and 3,000m events this Saturday. Brendan Hyland, winner of the county junior javelin title, will be in action in the senior javelin in Tullamore.

Gowran’s star sprinter David Murphy took gold in his shot-put event while there was a remarkable dead heat for first place between Thomastown’s Jordan Knight and St Joseph’s Cathal Beirne in their 300m race, both being awarded gold.

There was also a close finish in the senior men’s 400m race with Castlecomer’s Eoin Muldowney just pipping St Joseph’s Eoin Power to take the title on the line. There was a big field in the men’s 3,000m race, which was won by Gowran’s Cormac Buggy.

Elsewhere the women’s 3,000m winner was Niamh Richardson (KCH) while Verena Fenlon was in good form for St Joseph’s, taking gold in the senior women’s high jump and javelin and silver in the 400m.


Results, county track and field championships (round three), Scanlon Park (club code: BR = Brow Rangers, CC = Castlecomer, G = Gowran, KCH = Kilkenny City Harriers, SJ = St Joseph’s, SS = St Senan’s, STY = Stoneyford, TT = Thomastown)

Girls’ U-8 200m: 1 Lelia Mahon (G), 2 Caoimhe Power (TT), 3 Laura Leahy (KCH).

Boys’ U-8 200m: 1 Bobby Brennan (CC), 2 Liam O’Dwyer (G), 3 Albi Paul (G).

Girls’ U-9 200m: 1 Juliette Evans (SS), 2 Caoimhe Phelan (SS), 3 Blaithin Holden (STY).

Boys’ U-9 200m: 1 Ben Wallis (SS), 2 Cian Farrell (TT), 3 Shane Morrissey (SS).

Girls’ U-12 hurdles: 1 Sarah O’Donnell (G), 2 Aine Kirwan (TT), 3 Eve O’Dwyer (G).

Boys’ U-12 hurdles: 1 Jordan Knight (TT), 2 Darragh Mahon (G), 3 Stephen Neville (TT).

Girls’ U-13 hurdles: 1 Jennifer Leahy (KCH), 2 Dearbhla O’Reilly (TT), 3 Lauren McCormack (G).

Boys’ U-13 hurdles: 1 Sean O’Dornan (CC), 2 Gavin Manning (G), 3 Finn Vogelaar (SS).

Girls’ U-14 hurdles: 1 Rachel Kelly (KCH), 2 Hannah Kelly (KCH), 3 Sinead O’Keeffe (TT).

Boys’ U-14 hurdles: 1 Rory MacGabhann (KCH), 2 Zac Denieffe (G), 3 James Kearney (KCH).

Girls’ U-15 hurdles: 1 Aoife Moore (G).

Boys’ U-15 hurdles: 1 Eoin Maher (SS), 2 James Buggy (CC).

Boys’ U-16 hurdles: 1 Darragh Roberts (KCH), 2 Billy Delahunty (SS).

Girls’ U-17 hurdles: 1 Allana Counihan (KCH), 2 Ailis O’Shea (TT).

Girls’ U-10 200m: 1 Kate O’Neill (CC), 2 Libby Murphy (SS), 3 Molly O’Dornan (CC).

Boys’ U-10 300m: 1 David Williams (SS), 2 Daragh Carpenter (G), 3 Noah Scully (G).

Girls’ U-11 300m: 1 Saoirse Allen (SS), 2 Rachel Leahy (KCH), 3 Rachel Whelan (KCH).

Boys’ U-11 300m: 1 Jack Aylmer (KCH), 2 Cian Farrell (KCH), 3 Billy Power (TT).

Girls’ U-12 300m: 1 Aine Kirwan (TT), 2 Eve O’Dwyer (G), 3 Aine McDonald (SJ).

Boys’ U-12 300m: 1 Jordan Knight (TT), 1 Cathal Beirne (SJ), 2 Oisin Kelly (BR).

Girls’ U-13 300m: 1 Jennifer Leahy (KCH), 2 Orla O’Keeffe (TT), 3 Chloe Mullally (SJ).

Boys’ U-13 300m: 1 Cathal Kearney (KCH), 2 Gavin Manning (G), 3 Tom Holden (TT).

Girls’ U-14 1,500m: 1 Hannah Kelly (KCH), 2 Aine Phelan (SS), 3 Aoife Allen (SS).

Boys’ U-14 1,500m: 1 James Kearney (KCH), 2 Darragh Flynn (KCH), 3 William Wallis (SS).

Boys’ U-15 1,500m: 1 Adam Fitzpatrick (KCH), 2 Aaron Donnelly (SS), 3 Eoin Maher (SS).

Girls’ U-16 1,500m: 1 Anne Marie Maloney (SS).

Boys’ U-16 1,500m: 1 Luke Fitzpatrick (KCH), 2 Billy Delahunty (KCH), 3 John Nolan (KCH).

Girls’ U-17 1,500m: 1 Ailis O’Shea (TT).

Boys’ U-17 1,500m: 1 Tommy Bric (G).

Girls’ U-18/19 1,500m: 1 Aoibhe Richardson (KCH), 2 Lauren Dermody (CC), 3 Olga Cantwell (KCH).

Boys’ U-18/19 1,500m: 1 Luke O’Connor (KCH).

Girls’ U-14 discus: 1 Therese Kelly (BR), 2 Rachel Kelly (KCH), 3 Hannah Kelly (KCH).

Girls’ U-15 discus: 1 Emma Kelly (BR), 2 Grainne Kelly (BR).

Girls’ U-16 discus: 1 Tara Callaghan (KCH).

Girls’ U-17 discus: 1 Rachel Bolger (BR), 2 Ailis O’Shea (TT), 3 Aoife Naddy (G).

Boys’ U-14 triple jump: 1 Rory MacGabhann (KCH), 2 Nicky Connolly (CC), 3 Thomas Moloney (G).

Boys’ U-15 triple jump: 1 James Buggy (CC).

Boys’ U-10 shot-put: 1 David Holden (TT), 2 Donal Kealy (CC), 3 Calum Morrison (CC).

Boys’ U-11 shot-put: 1 Mark Wallis (SS), 2 Thomas Comerford (TT), 3 Robert Kelly (G).

Boys’ U-12 shot-put: 1 Oisin Kelly (BR), 2 Jordan Knight (TT), 3 Padraig Lennon (STY).

Boys’ U-13 shot-put: 1 Ciaran Kehoe (BR), 2 Tom Holden (TT), 3 Liam Healy (KCH).

Boys’ U-14 shot-put: 1 Zac Denieffe (G), 2 Reece Anderson (TT), 3 Nicky Connolly (CC).

Boys’ U-15 shot-put: 1 David Murphy (G), 2 Christian Pawkosksi (KCH), 3 Liam Kenny (BR).

Boys’ U-16 shot-put: 1 Patrick Darcy (BR), 2 Matt Cullen (BR), 3 James O’Neill (G).

Boys’ U-17 shot-put: 1 Ciaran Cody (BR), 2 Adam Kelly (BR).

Boys’ U-18/19 shot-put: 1 J.J. Kelly (BR), 2 Aaron Fenlon (SJ).

Boys’ U-16 triple jump: 1 James O’Neill (G), 2 Darragh Roberts (KCH), 3 Matt Cullen (BR).

Boys’ U-17 triple jump: 1 Ciaran Coady (BR).

Boys’ U-18/19 triple jump: 1 Aaron Fenlon (SJ), 2 J.J. Kelly (BR), 3 Cormac Buggy (G).

Girls’ U-15 4x400m: 1 Castlecomer (CC).

Junior women’s high jump: 1 Sinead McDonagh (KCH), 2 Catriona Twohey (KCH), 3 Aoife Naddy (G).

Junior men’s high jump: 1 J.J. Kelly (BR), 2 Brendan Hyland (KCH), 3 Aaron Fenlon (SJ).

Junior women’s 400m: 1 Anna Sheehan (KCH).

Junior women’s javelin: 1 Catriona Twomey (KCH), 1 Sinead McDonagh (KCH).

Junior men’s javelin: 1 Brendan Hyland (KCH), 2 J.J. Kelly (BR).

Senior women’s 400m: 1 Louise Holmes (KCH), 2 Verena Fenlon (SJ), 3 Maggie Helen O’Connor (SJ).

Senior women’s javelin: 1 Verena Fenlon (SJ), 2 Anita Barry (SJ).

Senior men’s javelin: 1 Larry Holden (TT), 2 Eoin Power (SJ), 3 Tom McDonald (SJ).

Senior women’s high jump: 1 Verena Fenlon (SJ).

Senior men’s high jump: 1 Eoin Power (SJ), 2 Pat Power (SJ).

Senior men’s 400m: 1 Eoin Muldowney (CC), 2 Eoin Power (SJ).

Senior women’s 3,000m: 1 Niamh Richardson (KCH), 2 Anne Marie O’Grady (KCH), 3 Anita Barry (SJ).

Women’s O-30 3,000m: 1 Catriona Corr (KCH), 2 Verena Fenlon (SJ), 2 Mag Helen O’Connor (SJ). Teams: 1 KCH, 2 St Joseph’s.

Junior men’s 3,000m: 1 Cormac Buggy (G), 2 Tom O’Keeffe (KCH), 3 James Power (TT).

Senior men’s 3,000m: 1 Sean Power (TT), 2 Eoin Molloy (KCH), 3 Luke Morgan (SS).

Masters men’s 3,000m: 1 Paul Moran (KCH), 2 Phillip Fennelly (TT), 3 Bill Carroll (TT). Teams: 1 KCH, 2 Thomastown, 3 Gowran, 4 St Joseph’s.

Leinster Relays

The action moved to Greystones on Saturday for the Leinster juvenile relays and junior track and field championships. The KCH under-9 relay squads made a flying start as the girls’ team put in a great performance to take gold. The boys proved they were equal to the task, putting in a storming run on all four legs to capture a second set of gold medals for the city club.

In the under-10 races the St Joseph’s girls’ team took gold while KCH took bronze in the same event. KCH also won silver in the boys’ race. At under-11 level there were gold medals for the Thomastown girls’ team, while the St Joseph’s girls’ team won bronze at under-12 level.

The performance of the day came in the boys’ under-14 race, where the St Joseph’s team set a new championship record on their way to the gold medals. The KCH under-15 girls’ team capped a fine day for the county by winning gold in their event.

In the junior championships Sinead McDonagh (KCH) won an excellent four medals, including gold in the triple jump and the relay, along with silver medals in the high jump and hurdles. Another star performer was Sophie Becker (St Joseph’s), who won gold in the 100m and silver in the 200m.

Kilkenny results, Leinster juvenile relays & junior track and field championships:

Girls’ U-9 relay: 1 KCH (Lauren Carroll, Aisling Browne, Angela Carroll, Holly Larkin).

Boys’ U-9 relay: 1 KCH (Daniel Ring, Edmund Lauhoff, Sean Young, Brian Moore).

Girls’ U-10 relay: 1 St Joseph’s (Rachel Foley, Aine Purcell, Caitlin Mullally and Marita Kennedy, Kaylan Doyle and Bronagh Doolan), 3 KCH (Orla Kenny, Becky Peters, Isobel Roberts, Orla O’Grady, Rachel Dowling, Eva Delaney); 6 Thomastown.

Boys’ U-10 relay: 2 KCH (Tom Greene, Sean Young, Brian Moore, Harry Boyle, Danny Ring).

Girls’ U-11 relay: 1 Thomastown, 2 KCH (Emma Shortall, Rachel Leahy, Tara McGuire, Caoimhe Carroll, Rachel Whelan), 4 St Joseph’s (Erin Foley, Aoife Byrne, Danielle Griffin, Aine Ryan).

Girls’ U-12 relay: 3 St Joseph’s (Aine McDonald, Sophie Mullally, Kelsey Kehoe, Marie-Claire O’Dwyer), 7 Thomastown.

Girls’ U-14 relay: 4 Thomastown.

Boys’ U-14 relay: 1 St Joseph’s (Sam Sutton, Darragh McDonald, Oisín Griffin, Jack Elliott, Killian Griffin, Ian Byrne).

Girls’ U-15 relay: 1 KCH (Martyna Balcer, Leah Raggett, Ella Richardson, Ciara Deely).

Junior women’s 100m: 1 Sophie Becker (SJ), 6 Emer McMullan (KCH). Junior women’s 200m: 2 Sophie Becker (SJ), 3 Margaret Caldbeck (KCH). Junior women’s 800m; 4 Mia Griffin (SJ). Junior women’s hurdles: 2 Sinead McDonagh (KCH). Junior women’s triple jump: 1 Sinead McDonagh (KCH). Junior women’s high jump: 2 Sinead McDonagh (KCH), 4 Catriona Twomey (KCH). Junior women’s long jump: 2 Emer McMullan (KCH), 3 Margaret Caldbeck (KCH). Junior women’s shot-put: 2 Catriona Twomey (KCH). Junior women’s javelin: 3 Catriona Twomey (KCH). Junior women’s relay: 1 KCH.

Junior men’s 100m: 5 Jack Manning (KCH). Junior men’s 200m: 3 Jack Manning (KCH). Junior men’s 400m: 3 Aaron Barron (KCH), 6 Paul Mannng (SJ). Junior men’s 400m hurdles: 1 Aaron Fenlon (SJ).

On the Road

Tullaroan is the place to be on Saturday for aa variety of road runs. Participants will have a choice of 5km, 10km, half-marathon or full marathon. Races are fully licensed with an AAI permit and accurately measured courses.

On Sunday, June 8, all roads lead to Kilmacow for St Senan’s Little South Run, which starts and finishes at the Sports Complex in Kilmacow. The race also incorporates the county road novice championsips for registered athletes and is run over a distance of 6km.

The Pink Rock 10k will be held along the scenic banks on the river below New Ross on Sunday, June 22. Organised by St Joseph’s AC, the incorporates the county 10k road championships.

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