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Dec 23 Congrats to our men who regained the senior cross-country title today.Top marks to Brian Maher who led from the start. Other team members were 5 Paul Cody, 9 Eddie Moloney, 12 Niall Lacey, 16 Mike Hyland and 18 Johann Dewberry.

Also well done to our ladies who finished second. 5 Ciara Martin, 6 Maria murphy, 7 Caoimhe Foley and 9 Irene Henebry

Dec16 At the all-Ireland cross-country in Dungarvan James Maher took 2nd place in the under 13 race, continuing with a similar achievement of taking silver in last year's under 12 final. He was also first scorer on the second placed Leinster team. His brother Pat ran a superb race to win silver with the county under 11 team. Another silver medal winner was Eamon O'Connor who finished 15 th in boys under 17. Eamon has had a good year and will still be eligible to run under 17 again next year. Eamon Everard made up a lot of ground on the last lap of the men's novice to finish 6th. Our best performer in the ladies novice was Ciara Martin who finished 15th.

Dec 2 Thomas Hayes ran well in the County novice in Kilmacow and was rewarded with first place. Niall Quinlan 5th, Eamon Marnell 8th and Eddie Hawe in 13th put the team in 2nd place on 27 points.


Nov 25 The Curragh proved a very testing course for club athletes today. Congratulations to all who took part and completed their races. The under 14 boys was our best juvenile team on the day .Well done (James Maher, Cormac Everard, Diarmuid Cody, Conor Mahon and Nicholas Dunphy). Eamon O'Connor 11th under 16 and Ciara Everard 5th under 18 won all-Ireland medals with the Leinster teams. Brian Maher in 15th place in the Senior 10K was first scorer on the county team which won silver in Division B.

Nov 11 Once again our athletes showed their class winning 25 Leinster medals at the Uneven ages Cross country in Heywood, Laois .

Our under 11 teams did well despite having a number with very little experience of cc running. The boys were 6th with Pat Maher in excellent form. he finished 17th , the fourth scorer on the winning county team

James Maher, Pat's brother, had an individual bronze after a tough battle and he was the firstto score on the county team. In the girls race Cliodhna Manning with a strong finish made it into 12th place to clinch a place on the Leinster team.

Our under 15 girls were 4th with Maeve Keane and Orla McPhillips doing exceptionally well coming 17th and 18th and winning bronze medals with the county team.The boys were the class act. A good solid performance from all four(Daniel Farrell 14th, Conor O'Shea 17th, Cormac Everard 21st and Diarmuid Cody 29th ) saw them win silver with the first three also winning bronze with the county team.

Naomi NiChleirigh was our sole under 17 girl and she ran well to finish 25th and win bronze with the county. The boys were fifth club but with all scoring on the bronze winning county team they will all be in action again in the nationals. (Eamon O'Connor 7th, Conor Hogan 22nd, George Allen 28th and Peter English 33rd)

Our under 19 finishers had a fine day out with Maria Murphy taking 4th place in the girls race and leading the county to gold. Thomas Hayes was comfortable in 6th and Niall Quinlan was 12th, both getting on the Leinster team as well as winning gold with the county team.



Oct 28 There were many excellent performances at the Leinsters even ages in Avondale, Co Wicklow.

Pat Maher, scored on the winning under 12 County team. Anna Sheehan, 50th, scored on the county team which came 7th.

Our under 14 boys finished second with James Maher 3rd, Cormac Everard, Diarmuid Cody, Conor Mahon and Nicholas Dunphy. The girls won bronze. Cliodhna Manning had a fine run to come 8th. Megan O'Keeffe, Niamh Tuohy, Tara Hogan and Sinead McDonough were the other members of the team

The under 16 boys had the same points as the 3rd placed team but lost out on countback. (Eamon O'Connor 3rd, George Allen 10th, Daniel Farrell and michael Lanigan ) A great team effort. An equally fine effort from the girls brought them bronze medals. Maeve Keane 10th, Orla McPhillips, Naomi Ni Chleirigh, Megan Paybody and Sarah Nolan were the team.

Our sole representative in the under 18 races was a superb Ciara Everard who led from gun to chute.

Oct 14 County uneven ages in Castlecomer. Boys under 7 had Dara Maher 1st and Joe Lacey 4th.The under 11 girls with Kate Crotty in 6th place won silver. the under 11 boys with Pat Maher leading them in in 5th place won bronze. Our under 13 girls took first place with Cliodhna Manning superb in 2nd, while Nicholas Dunphy was our sole representative in the boys under 13.

Orla McPhillips in 3rd was first finisher on the victorious under 15 team. The boys under 15 were well represented by Cormac Everard and Michael Lanigan.

Naomi took the bronze in the under 17 girls and Eamon had a great battle before winning the boys under 17. The under 19 boys came up trumps with James Duncan arriving to support Toss Hayes, Stephen O'Keeffe, and Niall Quinlan. Three more points secured and THE BISHOPS SHIELD BACK WITH THE CLUB FOR ANOTHER YEAR. WELL DONE EVEYONE.

Oct 7 A great day for KCH, especially the girls, at County even ages cross-country in Ballycurran Cross. The girls were first team in under 10, under 12, under 14 and under 16 and Ciara Everard won the under 18 race. For the boys James Maher took the under 14 title and Eamon O'Connor won the under 16 race.

Cross Country 7th January 2007, Hugginstown

Junior Men 1 Brian O'Shea 2 Stephen O'Keeffe 3 Eamon Maher 4 Eoin O'Shea 7th niall Quinlan

KCH 1st Club

Over 35 Men 7 Tim Butler 9 Mike Hyland 13 Jim Miller KCH 4th Club

Over 30 Ladies 2 Teresa Daly

B Novice Men 2 Fergal Purcell 3 Niall Lacey 5 Tim Butler 7 Eddie Hawe

B Novice Ladies 1 Catherine Galvin



Jan 21 Brian Maher wins Leinster Senior CC in Tinryland.

Jan 28 Aoife Hickey sets new under 17 Shot Record at Indoors, Nenagh.

Feb 4 Intermediate team win county CC championship in Kilmacow with Paul Cody 1st, Fergal Purcell 2nd, Niall Lacey 5th and Tim Butler 9th.

Ladies Intermediate, Emer Rea3rd



July 2007

Two KCH girls on Schools international team competing in Wales 15th July

Mary Kate Lanigan in High Jump and Aoife Hickey in Shot and Hammer. Aoife is also Team Captain



Eileen O'Keeffe's throws in the Hammer at National Seniors 21st July were as follows:- 70.68, 72.63, 72.57, 73.71, 68.50, 73.08 .

Eoin Everard and Eileen O'Keeffe are part of Irish Intervarsities team to compete in World University Games in Bangkok in August.



AAI Award , (Claremorris, 10th March, 2007)

County Kilkenny Juvenile Athlete of the Year 2006 Aoife Hickey

Leinster Star Awards (For 2006)

Best Juvenile Girl Aoife Hickey

Leinster Club Awards KCH received three awards

Hehir Shield Best Relay Club

Eurotab Shield Best Club Under 9-11

Mick Quinn Cup Best Club Under 12-15



Leinster Senior CC Tinryland 21st Jan Brian Maher 1st



Leinster Indoors (28th Jan 2007)

Under 16 Mary Kate Lanigan 1st High Jump 1.67 PB

Michael o'Sullivan 1st High Jump 1.68 PB

Under 17 Aoife Hickey 1st Shot 12.21 CBP

Junior John Fagan 1st 400m(53.40 secs)



Leinster Indoors (3rd/4th March 2007)

Under 13 Cliodhna Manning 1st 60m; 1st Long Jump

Under 14 Andrew Hickey 1st Shot; Diarmuid Hickey 1st 800;

Under 15 Laura Langton 1st 60m Hurdles;

Under 16 Teresa Conlon 1st Shot Putt

Under 18 Ciara Everard 1st 300m, 1st 800m;

Under 19 Jonathon Holmes 1st 60m.



County Intermediate Kilmacow 4th Feb07

Paul Cody finished 1st and led team to victory (Fergal Purcell 2nd, Niall Lacey 5th and Tim Butler 9th).

Emer Rea 3rd, Sue White 5th in Women's Intermediate.

National Intermediate Santry 11th Feb Paul Cody in 43rd place scores on Kilkenny team which came 2nd.

All-Ireland Club CC, Sligo 10th Mar, 2007 Brian Maher in 5th place



National Juvenile Indoors (24th/25th March 2007)

Under 13 James Maher 2nd 600m

Under 14 Andrew Hickey 3rd Shot Putt

Under 15 Laura Langton 3rd 60m hurdles

Under 16 Mary Kate Lanigan 1st High Jump

Under 18 Ciara Everard 2nd 300m

Under 19 John Fagan 1st 400m

Johnathon Holmes 2nd 60m



National Juvenile Indoors (14th Apr, 2007)

Under 14 Diarmuid Cody 4th 800

Under 15 David McGeary 5th Long Jjump 4.94m

Under 18 Ciara Everard 1st 800



National Juvenile Indoor Relays (15th Apr 2007)

Under 15 (S Tynan, I Boland, M Lanigan, D McGeary ) 3rd

Under 14 (J Maher, A Hickey, C Everard, D Cody) 4th



Intervarsities, Santry 12th/13th Apr 2007

Eileen O'Keeffe 1st Hammer (67.21 CBP),1st 8K for Distance (9.42 CBP),1st Discus

Eoin Everard 1st 800



FOUR COUNTY LEAGUE (27th April, 2007) Youths team finished in 1st place. Stephen O'Keeffe was 3rd overall. Ladies team finished in 2nd place. Men's team finished 4th in Division C. Tim Butler was 3rd overall.



Leinster Seniors, Tullamore, (3rd June 2007) Eileen O'Keeffe 1st Hammer (69.34m CBP), 1st Discus, 1st Weight for Distance Aoife Hickey 3rd Hammer



County Road Novice, Gowran (8th June) Ladies Team 1st Jacinta Horan (2), Deirdre Scott (4), Ann Brett (5), Marie Nolan (6) Mens Team 1st Thomas Hayes (2), Eddie Moloney (3), Eddie Hawe (7), Conor Duffy (8)



Leinster Team , St Abban's(10th June) Shane McGeary and Jack Manning qualify for national 300m



Leinster Under 13-19, Tullamore,( 16/17 July ) 23 athletes go forward to the National finals in July Terresa Conlon has three firsts Shot, Discus and Hammer Aoife Hickey has two CBP in Shot and Hammer Mary Kate Lanigan 1st in under 16 High Jump Aoife Dunne 1st in under 19 High Jump Jonathon Holmes 1st in under 19 200m



30th June Cork City Sports Ciara Everard 1st in Junior 800 Joanne Cuddihy 1st 400m 52.26



30th June Watford, England Eoin Everard 6-800 (1.52.07) 30th June Aarhus, Denamrk. Brian Maher 9/5000m (PB 14.13.1)



30th June Leinster Team , Scanlon Park Gold won by girls under 11 and 13 and boys under 15 Bronze won by boys under 10, girls under 10 and under 15.



1st July Round 1 National League, RSC, Waterford Men have 1st place in 100 (Jonathon Holmes), 200m (Nathan O'Brien) and in 4x100 Relay (T Hayes, J Holmes, D Brennan, N O'Brien) Ladies have a 1st with Sarah Boyd in Shot, Ciara Everard had a 1st 400 & 800.



Riocht International July 2 Eileen O'Keeffe 1st in Hammer



Under13-19 Nat Track &Field, Tullamore 14/15 July Pijus Timas -2 Under 14 Jav 25.41 PB Teresa Conlon-2 Under 16 Hammer 36.27 Mary Kate Lanigan- 3 Under16 High Jump 1.61 Sarah Boyd-2 Under 17 Discus 28.31 PB Ciara Everard- 1 Under 18 800m 2.12.76 Jonathon Holmes- 2 Under 19 100m 11.04, 3 Shot John Faga-1 Under 19 400 Hurdles 57.90 Thomas Hayes -3 Under 19 Steeplechase 6.43.32 PB



Nat Seniors, Santry 21/22nd July Eileen O'Keeffe 1st Hammer 73.21 (New Nat Record), 1st Discus (44.75) Joanne Cuddihy 1st 200(23.63), 1st 200 (51.86), (UCD) Emily Maher 1st 100 (11.83) (Heat time 11.79) Juraj Kubis 2nd Javelin (57.22) Ciara Everard 6th 800 (2.12.92) Eoin Everard 4th 800(1.51.31) (Heat time 1.55.03) Brian Maher 6th 1500 (3.52.33) John Fagan 4th 400m Hurdles (54.90) (Heat time 58.62)



Under 13-19 Nat Track & Field, Tullamore 28th July Aoife Hickey- 1st Under 17 Shot (12.22) Jonathan Holmes -3rd under 19 200m (22.60)



Nat Inter Club Relays, Tullamore 29th July Under 19 4x400 3rd (Stephen O'Keeffe, Thos Hayes, Jonathon Holmes, John Fagan)



Celtic Cup, Grangemouth, Scotland. 31st July Emily Maher 1st-100m (11.82)



Folksam Grand Prix, Goteborg 1st Aug Joanne Cuddihy 1-400 (51.86)



Heusden, Belgium, Brian Maher 7-1500(3.51.99)



World University Games, Bangkok Eileen O'Keeffe 2nd in Hammer 68.46m Eoin Everard New PB in 1500m (3.51.36)



AAA's Sheffield Aoife Hickey 2-Shot (11.50), 5-Hammer (43.33)



Streets of Galway, 8K Brian Maher 2nd (24.07)



WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, OSAKA, JAPAN, AUGUST

Joanne Cuddihy set new Irish 400m record of 50.73 in Semi-final Eileen

O'Keeffe finished 6th in the World with 70.93 in the Hammer.


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