Leinster Road Race Novices 6k Gowran Monday 6th May 2013
Congratulations to Ashton Farrell who was part of the county team who won silver at the Leinster road race championships.
Kildare Track & Field Championships Juveniles 5th May 2013 Celbridge
Well done to all athletes who competed in the track and filed championships over the last two weekends. Results from 5 May are here. Results for 12 May to follow,
South Leinster schools Track & Field Championships 1st May and 9th May 2013
A number of club athletes were competing for various schools in the above championships. Here are the major results:
Aine O'Connor 2nd 200m and 3rd 100m
Conor Bergin 3rd, Walk
Emer McCabe 1st Triple Jump, 2nd Long Jump
Siobhan Delaney 1st 3000m
Anna Cleary 2nd 1500m
Ciara Gallagher 3rd 300m
Charlie Dardis 1st 100m hurdles, 3rd 400m hurdles
Michael Jordan 1st Javelin
Eileen Woods 1st Long Jump
Victoria O'Brien 3rd 1500m
In addition to the above two results worth recording, Ruth Murphy 4th in the Inter Girls 1500m and Siobahn McArdle's return to competitive action after an absence of almost 18 months in the inter 800M
In the East Leinster Schools Championships Lyle Hood was 3rd in the Inter boys 400m.
Most of the athletes mentioned above will compete at the Leinster schools championships on 15 May & 18 May 2013 in Santry.
JAVELIN Competitions - Dublin Graded Meeting Tallaght 1st May 2013 and Spring Throws competition Athlone 21st April 2013
A number of our Javelin throwers were in action over the last couple of weeks. The throwers have been training hard over the winter under our excellent coach Tony Shine. Mairead Drewitt and Elaine Corrigan were competing in the Javelin (600gr) Spring Throws competition. Mairead finished in 2nd place while Elaine was in 3rd place with throws 27.14 and 26.80 respectively. Michael Jordan won the 700gr Javelin competition with a throw of 31.97.
Michael was also competing in the Dublin Graded meeting on 1st My 2013 where he won the Javelin competition with an excellent throw of 41.0m. Well done to all involved.
Sunday 28 April 2013 Kildare Track & Field Championships Senior, Intermediate & Masters, Naas AC -
Naas AC had a successful day at the championships last weekend. The list of medal winners was as follows:
Ciara Gallagher (winner 100m and 400m)
Siobhan Delaney (second 3,000m)
Eileen Woods (second long jump)
Emer McCabe (third long jump)
Eileen Woods, Emer McCabe, Ciara Gallagher, Ruth Murphy (second Relay)
Lyle Hood (winner 100m and 400m)
Charlie Dardis (second 100m and 400m)
Eileen Woods (winner 100m)
Emer McCabe (second 100m)
Ruth Murphy (winner 1500m)
Victoria O’Brien (Third 1500m)
Gerry Halton (M5 winner 100n, 400m and 1500m)
Tim Farmer (M2 winner 100m)
Joe Keane (M3 winner 1500m)
Cathal McLysaght (M2 winner 400m)
21 April 2013 Millbrook Cup 6 mile handicap race, Punchestown racecourse - The 88th edition of the Jack Garvey Millbrook Cup took place last Sunday in front of large crowds at the racecourse. The senior 6 mile race is handicapped on time - slowest off first, fastest last - and is run over three laps of the steeplechase course. This year’s winner was the impressive Patrick Roche (Naas AC) followed home by Ashton Farrell (Naas AC) 2nd place and Bob Lawlor (Naas) in 3rd place. Fastest time was also recorded by Patrick Roche. Ray Swan (Newbridge AC) was the first VET home outside the top three. Well done to all competing athletes particularly Sarah Kearns and Catherine Kelly who ran their first Millbrook Cup.
The Ladies race run over one lap of the steeplechase course (2 miles) was won by Anna Cleary with Siobhan Delaney in 2nd place and Ruth Murphy in 3rd place. See photo below.
Well done to all organisers particularly Brian Mullaney, Brian Dowling, race stewards & officials on the day, the rest of the Committee and our ticket sellers.
L to R - Ruth Murphy, Siobhan Delaney and Anna Cleary (winner).
Report on club member Claire Mooney who is attending St. Johns College, New York City.
Houston Texas Saturday 23rd March 2013. Claire Mooney had another great run, when she competed in the Kent Taylor Invitational Meet for St John's. She finished 5th in a very competitive 400M in a time of 55.46, a new P.B. which is over half a sec faster than her previous mark. She also competed in the 200M running a time of 25.37 and in the 4 X 400 relay which finished in 3rd position. Claire can be very pleased with her performances this early in the outdoor season.
South Florida Invitational Meet, Tampa Florida 17th March 2013. On St Patrick's Day, Claire Mooney ran in her first race of the outdoor season, in the South Florida Invitational Meet, Tampa, Florida. She finished 3rd in the 400M in a time of 56.05, she was also on the 4 x 400M relay team that finished in 1st place.
ECAC Championships, USA 3rd March 2013. Claire Mooney finished her indoor season on a high note when she took the 500M title for her college, St Johns, New York, at the ECAC Championships held in Boston. She set a new PB of 1.12.01 for the 500M when winning by almost a second from her nearest rival.