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Dec 5th
A Good “Snow” Day - Well done to all who made it such a good day in the snow in Conahy today. The ladies were first off and Niamh Richardson gave us club an excellent start to the day when she romped home to take the gold. With club members occupying all the places from 4th to 10th . The result was that the Ladies Cross-country Cup and first and second team medals came to KCH.
 Brian Maher was in powerful form, lapping many athletes before taking his sixth successful senior title. Whatever about he being in the race on his own because of the foggy conditions it was
abundantly clear that he was in a class of his own. Eoin Everard, fourth in last year’s encounter, was in better shape on this occasion. Easing through the first 5K he upped the pace at the halfway mark and pushed on to take the silver. Victory for KCH was certain when Toss Hayesbroke loose coming of the hill on the last lap to win the bronze. With Paul Cody 9th and Paul Moran 13th we won the Senior Shield.
All the Placings
Senior Ladies – 1 Niamh Richardson, 4 Ciara Martin, 5 Irene Henebry, 6 Sheila O’Callaghan, 7 Oonagh Hennessy, 8 Noirin O’Dwyer, 9 Kate Milea, 10 Teresa Daly ,13 Lisa Maher.
Senior Men – 1 Brian Maher, 2 Eoin Evwerard, 3 Toss Hayes 9 Paul Cody, 13 Paul Moran.

Nov 28 Snow in the Derry Air
The national cross-country championships were run in a snow-covered course in Derry on Sunday. Under 12 Jennifer O’Keeffe had a great run to finish 20th. Luke FitzPatrick, , finishing 10th in the boys under 12 race scored on the second placed Leinster team. James Maher, KCH, was back to the form which he has shown in previous years. Finishing 6th at under 16 level in Leinster in October may have been a disappointment but taking individual bronze and provincial gold in Derry on Sunday will make up for that disappointment.
Brian Maher in 12th place was the top Kilkenny performer on the second placed county team in Senior Division B.


 Nov 14 KCH Girls Sweep Clean
The club had a very successful outing to Kilmacow today. Rachel Kelly won individual gold in the under 10 race and having Hanah Kelly and Rebecca Roche in 4th and 5th placeswe were first team. However more was still to come in the under 12 race. Kate Drennan, Gowran, set the pace early on. But an aggressive Jennifer O’Keeffe soon hauled her in and as the race progressed her club mates Aine O’Connor, Rebecca Keane and Maeve Shaw moved ahead of the rest of the field. With O’Keeffe taking first place and O’Connor, Keane and Shaw finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th KCH were setup not only for team gold but also for team silver. Moving to the under 16 race KCH had a clean sweep winning team gold with Anna Sheehan, 1st, Nicola Murphy, 2nd and Aoibhe Richardson 3rd. KCH’s Sean Burke was first home in the under 10 race.
Individual Medal
Girls – Under 8; 8 Maeve Richardson, K; 10 Shauna MacGabhann, K.
Under 10 – 1 Rachel Kelly, K; .
Under 12 – 1 Jennifer O’Keeffe, K; 2 Annie O’Connor, K; 3 Rebecca Keane, K.
Under 16 – 1 Anna Sheehan, K; 2 Nicola Murphy, K; 3 Aoibhe Richardson, K.
Boys –.
Under 10 – 1 Sean Burke, K;
Under 12 – 3 Eric Mahon, K.
Under 14 – 2 Peter Lynch, K.
Under 16 – 3 Nicholas Dunphy, K.
Team Medals – Girls
Under 10 – 1 Kilkenny City Harriers.
Under 12 – 1 and 2 Kilkenny City Harriers, .
Under 16 – 1 Kilkenny City Harriers
Team Medals – Boys
Under 10 – 2 Kilkenny City Harriers.
Under 12 – 1 Kilkenny City Harriers,

Novice Titles for Power and Barcoe
A veteran runner of many races, Margaret Power, Thomastown took the Novice Ladies cross-country title in Kilmacow on Sunday. Margaret set to her task from the start and was the front runner throughout the 3K race. In contrast, Oonagh Hennessy, KCH, in this her second race in cross-country, tracked Power all the way to win silver. Fiona Dennehy, better known as a race walker, took the bronze for the
St Senan’s club. KCH finishing on 15 points were shield winners ahead of the Gowran club who had 17 points.
A field of twentyone men, with very varied athletic backgrounds, lined up for the start of the Men’s Novice 6K race. Some of the runners were real novices, like the KCH duo of Denis Carrigan and Richard Limpkin, making their cross-country debut. There was race-walker, Michael O’Keeffe, Thomastown; Some were veteran athletes – Rocky Mernagh, St Joseph’s, Mick Walsh, Gowran and P J Irish, St Senan’s; Road runner, Davy Hogan, KCH; Eamon O’Connor, KCH and Shane Noonan, Gowran brought a youthful blend. By the halfway stage of the race all the runners, except the leading trio, were strung out over the length of the 1500m race lap. Jimmy Barcoe, Gowran, and Eamon O’Connor and Padraig Daly, both KCH were the three setting the pace. O’Connor and Barcoe looked strongest with Daly working hard to stay in touch. Going out on the final lap Barcoe upped the tempo and O’Coonor was unable to respond. The result was Barcoe number one, O’Connor number two and Daly number three. KCH with O’Connor, Daly, Davy Hogan 4th and
Denis Carrigan 10th took first team medals with 19 points and re-captured the Novice Cup which they last won in 2007. Thomastown were second club with 38 points and Gowran a close third on 40 points.
Placings - Novice Ladies
1 Margaret Power, T; 2 Oonagh Hennessy, K; 3 Fiona Dennihy, S; 4 Deirdre Phelan, G; 5 Mairead Lacey, K; 6 Martina Prendergast, G; 7 Marie Whelan, G; 8 Emer O’Shaughnessy, K; 9 Roseanne Kennedy, S; 10 Tracy Malone, J.
Placings - Novice Men
1 Jimmy Barcoe, G; 2 Eamon O’Connor, K; 3 Padraig Daly, K;4 Davy Hogan, K; 5 Rocky Mernagh, J; 6 Shane Noonan, G; 7 Danny Shanahan, T; 8 Paul Dunne, T; 9 Terry Brophy, T; 10 Denis Carrigan, K; 11 Steve Dermody, K; 12 Mick Walsh, G; 13 Tom McDonald, J; 14 Michael O’Keeffe, T; 15 Richard Limpkin, K; 16 John Finn, S; 17 Andy Dollard, S; 18 P J Irish, S; 19 Luke Creane, K; 20 John Wallis, S; 21 Simon Maher, G.




Nov 7 Good Work in Adamstown
Girls U11 with Rebecca Keane leading them in in 19th place had "A" team 6th and "B" team 12th. Boys U11 were also 6th with Darragh Maher in 20th collecting a silver medal on the Co team. Better things were to come with the Girls U13 who were 2nd club. Aisling McDonough 20, Lauren Gleeson 22 and Abigail O'Keeffe23 also scoring silver with the county team. Boys Under 13 were 4th club led by Luke fitzPatrick in 5th. Best for the boys under 15 was Aidan Tuohy in 22nd and Nicola Murphy in 35th was first in for the girls. The boys under 17 were unlucky to be without Conor Mahon and yet finished in 4th place with the ever reliable Nicholas Dunphy the fourth man in just three points of the medals.
David McPherson and Toss Hayes finishing 5th and 6th respectively in the Leins Intermediate were inspirational. Kilkenny with four KCH ladies Caoilte Malone, Maria Murphy, Roseanna Murphy and Oonagh Hennessy were third county. Well donwe all.
 


Oct 25 Marathon Men and Women
There were many Kilkenny representatives among the thousands who thronged the Dublin city streets for the annual bank holiday marathon. Three members of the inaugural Kilkenny Fit4Life group (Irene Henebry, Bregeen Murphy and Deirdre Scott), representing Kilkenny City Harriers (KCH) proved themselves comfortable with the distance. With a combined team time of 10 hours 44 minutes and 59 seconds they finished in 5th place in the national championships for the W40+ section. Irene, the fastest Kilkenny lady in this year’s marathon, clocked 3:31:35. Veteran campaigner Teresa Daly on 3:50:42 was fourth fastest in the country in the W50 section. Other great times were scored by Ann Brett (3:53:40), Sheila O’Callaghan (3:58:23), Michelle Doyle (4:03:47) and Lisa Maher (4:10:43).

The men from KCH were also out in force. Paul Cody was the fastest over the distance. Crossing the line in 2:42:57 he, with Niall Lacey and Tommy Shefflin brought KCH into 10th place in the inter-club competition. Paul Moran on his debut marathon clocked an impressive 2 hours 58 minutes. Other KCH runners to finish under four hours (in finish order) were Johann Dewberry, Davy Hogan, Noel Maher, Steve Dermody and Willie McTiernan. Gowran’s

Oct 24 Maher in “Great” Run
 
Brian Maher broke new ground at the 21st staging of the Bupa Great South run on Sunday. It wasn’t just the 12th place finish  but clocking 49.02 for the 10 mile race was extremely rewarding.


Oct 24
Even ages CC in Mullingar
Well done to all our athletes at the Leinster Even Ages Championships in Mullingar. Congratulations to all who qualified for the nationals in Derry and a special well done to St Joseph’s girl, Helen Hoynes on winning individual gold in girls under 12. Others who finished in the top three were Luke FitzPatrick, KCH, in boys under 12 and Sean Power, Thomastown in boys under 14.
This was a good day for Kilkenny with six club team medals and seven county team medals
Clubs featuring in the medals were:- St Senan’s – 3rd in girls under 12, 2nd in girls under 14 and 2nd in girls under 18; Thomastown – 3rd in girls under 14 and 2nd in girls under 16; KCH 2nd in boys under 12.
The successful county teams were:- Girls under 12, 14 and 18 all won gold; Boys under 14 and 16 won silver and Boys under 12 won bronze.
The Novice Ladies also did well with the county team finishing second and the KCH ladies coming fourth.
ecomer on Sunday.

Oct 10 HARRIERS WIN CC SHIELD
On a day when athletes from Kilkenny City Harriers were out in big numbers Maeve Richardson got them off to a good start
with a win at under 7.   KCH had the first of two gold’s with Luke FitzPatrick in the under 13 race. Jonathan FitzPatrick, with a comprehensive win in theunder 17 race added the other gold.In the battle for the overall juvenile shield KCH were out in force and had two teams scoring points in both under 11 girls and under 13 boys. Entering the final round of the championships KCH with twelve points were level with St Senan’s but on Sunday they outscored the southern club by 15 points to 10. While every point scored contributed to the final result the performance of the under 11 girls, with Rebecca Keane, Martyna Balcer, Ciara Deely, Leah Ragget, Ella Richardson and Orla Casey packing together and finishing 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th was major. Their under 17 boys, finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th  - with Jonathan FitzPatrick, James Maher, Conor Mahon and Conor Quinlan – were also impressive. KCH finished in front with 27 points. St Senan’s were second with 22 points and Thomastown were third on 18 points.
The cross-country season got off to a very competitive start at Ballycurran Cross on Sunday with the staging of the first round of the county championships.
Following the first round St Senan’s and Kilkenny City Harriers share the lead with twelve points each. Our placings
Girls Under 8 – 1  2 H O’Keeffe  8 A Egan 16 Maeve Richardson 20 Rebecca Kelly 
Boys Under 10 –  2 Darragh Maher 24 James Feely
Boys Under 18 – 1 Jonathan FitzPatrick 

Team Results – Girls
Under 10 -  3rd(4  Hannah Kelly, 8 Rachel Kelly, 13 Rebecca roche, 17 Nyah Egan)
Under 12 – 3rd (7 Annie O'Connor, 12 Ella richardson, 14 Beth Behan, 19 Ava FitzGerald)
Under 14 – 5th (Abibail o'Keeffe, Lynsey Dillon, Anna Robinson, Grace Richardson)
Under 16 – 2nd (7 anna sheehan, 8 Nicola murphy, 9 Aoibhe Richardson, 15 Jade dinn)

Team Results – Boys
Under 12 – 1st (1Luke FitzPatrick, 2 John nolan, 5 Reuben Pim, 6 John Dillon, 8 Nathan kelly, 10 Colm murphy)
Under 14 – 1st (6 Pat Maher, 7 Aaron Barron, 8 p j Dalton, 10 Craig Byrne)
Under 16 –  2nd (2 James Maher, 6 Conor Quinlan, 7 Tom O'Keeffe, 17 Nicholas Dunphy)


Sept 25:

 

Oct 3: Good Running in Ballycurran

 

Brian Maher set a new course record of 30.36 when winning the 10K Lakes of Blessington today. David McPherson had a PB of 33.40 for the distance
Sept 18: Well done by our Junior Ladies TEAM in Rieti, Italy.
Silver for Louise in 100m; Silver for 4x100m Relay team - Laura Langton, Mary Kate Lanigan, Lorraine O'Shea, Louise Holmes. Seasons Best by Aoife Corcoran in Triple jump (9.54), PB's by Louise Holmes (100  - 12.35); Sarah Nolan (400 - 1.01.92); Aoife O'Connor (3000 - 11.55.82); Laura Langton (100 H - 16.65); Sarah Boyd (Shot - 9.36); Meghan O'Keeffe (3000 s/chase 13.40.21)

Sept 12:
Road Wins for Malone and Cody
Both races, ladies 5 Mile and men’s 10 Mile, set off at 11.00am. Having completed a lap of the village the runners headed towards Kilkenny and after crossing the railway line they turned left towards Dunbell and then headed back towards Gowran. Caoilte Malonel led the ladies home in 35 minutes 40 to claim the title. She was followed by clubmate, Irene Henebry in 37.53. With  Maria Murphy in fourth and Sheila O’Callaghan in fifth we were first team. KCH also had Donna Dowling, Ciara Martin and Lisa Maher occupying sixth, seventh and eight places respectively. 
The KCH team of Cody (1st), Niall Lacey (4th), Paul Moran (5th) and Johann Dewberry (7th) were first team with 17 points. Gowran with Kelly, McGhee, Simon O’Dwyer, Gary Farrell and Denis Cormack were second club on 21 points. The KCH team of Seamus Murphy, Davy Hogan, Seamus Nugent, Stevie Dermody and Willie McTiernan were third team with 42 points.


Sept 5: Athletes Go The Distance
With the track season over it is now the turn of distance athletes to show their paces. Kilkenny City Harriers (KCH) ladies, Theresa Daly and Catherine Gutherie, headed to Dingle. And it wasn’t the dolphin that was on heir minds but a test of stamina over a 50 mile ultra marathon. They passed the test in style with Teresa placing third in 8 hours 42 and Catherine completing the journey in fifth place in 8.48.
Brian Maher, KCH, made the trip to Ferns, Co Wexford for the annual Mick Murphy 4 mile race. Brian entered the race as record holder with a time of 19 minutes 52 seconds. Turning in an excellent performance he finished the race, still the holder of the record, but with a new time of 19 minutes 34 seconds.


Aug 29: Leinster Penthatlon
Sinead McDonagh won silver in the  Under 16 Penthatlon in Navan with an increased points total.

Aug 28: Holmes in Diamond League
Jonathan Holmes finsihed 4th in 100m heat at The Diamond League in Brussels in a new PB of 10.60.

Aug 22: Good results in AAA's
Jonathan FitzPatrick 3rd in under 17 steeplechase (4.37.62); Cliodhna Manning 4th in 200m heat (25.45)

Aug 14: Well done in League Final
With many missing for diverse reasons our ladies finished 5th in Premier and Men were 6th in First Division.

Aug 7: Great Results in Celtic Games
This years Celtic Games, held on the track at Athlone I.T., proved very successful for the Athletics Ireland team. Scoring 169 points they were comfortable overall winners with Scotland finishing in second place on 155 points.
The Athletics Ireland team was well served by Cliodhna Manning and Jonathan FitzPatrick, both Kilkenny City Harriers Cliodhna, showing improvement with every outing, won the 100m under 16 in a new personal best of 12.21 seconds. Jonathan , a rare and developing talent over the steeplechase barriers, won the 2000m under 18 steeplechase in 6 minutes 17.85 seconds. 


July 25: Relay Success
Eight sets of relay medals came to Kilkenny on Sunday. With five of them going to Kilkenny City Harriers (KCH), it was a happy bus load that returned to Loughboy on Sunday evening. All KCH teams bar two made it to the finals. And one of those that didn’t make it, the under 12 girls, missed out on qualification by 3/100ths of a second. In team competition it is difficult, and perhaps sometimes unfair, to highlight individual performances but on this occasion some particular instances merit special mention. The acceleration on the second leg of their respective races by Aaron Barron in Boys under 14 and Cliodhna Manning in Gilrs under 16 had a major part to play in both teams winning medals. The same two teams were also well served by the determined effort of the runners on the last leg, Aidan Tuohy in Boys under 14 and Margaret Caldbeck in Girls under 16. And then the “Golden Girls” ..with victory in Under 19 4x100m and 4x400m, Laura Langton, Mary Kate Lanigan, Noami NiChleirigh and superb sprint finisher Louise Holmes. 

Michael Lanigan and Ian Boland got  bronze with the County Kilkenny under 18 team and  Aidan Tuohy  secured silver medals with  the Inter-county under 14 Race. Well done all.


July 18: Improved League Performance
A greatly improved performance by our Ladies’ team in Round 2 of the National League in Morton Stadium on Sunday  sees them through to the final of the league on 14th August. From a score of 82 points in Round 1 to a total of 109 in Round 2 required a major commitment involving competitive participation in seventeen events. First place finishes by Mary Kate Lanigan in High Jump, Sinead Foley in Walk and Aoife Hickey in Hammer set in train a satisfactory result for the team. But it was the number and quality of the second places which were particularly significant. Two of these came from experienced athlete, Catriona Cuddihy, in the 400m hurdles and 200m. New-comer, Caoilte Malone, was in fine form taking second place in both 800m and 1500m; Louise Holmes made it five in the 100m sprint and the aforementioned Lanigan, Cuddihy and Holmes combined with Laura Langton made it six with a second place in the 4x100m relay. A further 40 points were added by the combined efforts of Laura Langton -100m hurdles, Teresa Conlon –Shot Putt and Discus, Mary Kate Lanigan – 400m, Aoife Corcoran – Long jump and Triple jump and Louise Holmes – Javelin.
The men’s team which had a first round points total of 98 consolidated their position with an improved second round total of 104 points. The improvement came via five first place finishes combined with a huge effort from every member of the team who ensured that a full challenge was mounted in a maximum number of events. Jamie Quane, back in action following a long layoff, got the team off to a good start with a win in the 110m hurdles. Eoin Everard, unavailable in round 1, made up for that absence with a win in the 1500m and second place in the 400m. Jonathan Holmes, national senior sprint champion, once again proved his worth with a superb finish to win the 100m. Brian Maher, after a gruelling race in the Adidas Irish Runner 5-mile on Saturday, made 5K running look easy as he had time to converse with runners and supporters as he coasted to an easy victory. The fifth win was with the 4x100m relay team of David McGeary, Eoin Muldowney, Ian Boland and Jonathan Holmes. Peter Walsh, making his debut in senior competition, was third in the Shot Putt, and proving himself a really fast learner did likewise in the 56lbs for Distance. Eoin Muldowney had third place in the 200m. And a further third came from Austin Lee in the Discus as well as a fifth in the 400m Hurdles. Cormac Everard, with a new PB came second in the Pole Vault and surprised himself and others with a second in the Triple Jump, a really valuable contribution. Michael Lanigan scored in the High Jump, Ian Boland scored in the 800m and David McGeary garnered valuable points in both Long Jump and Javelin. The latter three with Eoin Muldowney rounded off a great day’s competition with a fourth place in the 4x400m relay. Medals are a possibility for this team in the final but they will need to remain injury free and equally important they will need to have a full squad available for selection.


July 17: Schools International
Three of our athletes contributed handsomely to Ireland’s second place finish at the Schools International in Glasgow on Saturday.  Cliodhna Manning, Loreto – 4th in 200m (24.84); Lorraine O’Shea -6th Long jump (5.24); and Jonathan FitzPatrick, Clongowes - 6th 1500m Steeplechase (4minutes 36.16 seconds).

July 17: Maher in Photo Finish
Brian Maher scored another PB when finishing second in the Adidas Irish Runner 5- mile in the Phoenix Park on Saturday. Maher was with the leading group from the start and crossed the finish line in 23minutes 49 seconds, the same time as the winner, John Coghlan, Metro AC. John is son of Eamon, former Olympian and World champion.

July 17:  On the Danesfort Road
Eamon Marnellcame third in the half-marathon   and in the  Ladies 10K Irene Henebry, Breegeen Murphy and Martina Walsh were 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.

July 10/11: Holmes & Cuddihy Strike Gold at National Seniors in Santry
There were many excellent performances from our athletes at the national track and field championships in Santry at the weekend. .
Saturday brought many excellent results. Hammer throwers Aoife Hickey and Teresa Conlon were first to brave the rain and both were in fine form. In the absence of Eileen O’Keeffe, national champion for the past nine years, a new champion had to be crowned. Eventually the 2010 title went to Rebecca Baehni, Sli Cualann with a throw of 54.66m, just pipping Aoife Hickey who won silver. Aoife’s best throw of 54.23m was some three meters plus improvement on her 2009 performance. Teresa Conlon qualified for the final eight when she threw a new PB of 42.73. She then proceeded to set further PBs with throws of 42.88m and 43.80m.
The action then moved to the track where John Fagan with a 2nd place in the semi-final of the 400m hurdles easily qualified for Sunday’s final where he won bronze in an excellent time of 52.60 secs. Then we had the semifinals of the 200m.  For the ladies both Catriona and Joanne Cuddihy got through to the finals with Joanne winning bronze in 24.21 seconds and Catriona finishing fifth in 25.31 seconds. Then in the 800’s both Ciara Everard, UCD, and Eoin Everard, Kilkenny City Harriers, made it through to Sunday’s finals. In the women’s final Ciara ran much of the first 400m in second place but entering the final lap she slipped back to third and ultimately crossed the line in 5th place in 2mins 10.62 secs. Eoin ran a very competitive race. Comfortably in second place at the bell, he made his move to the front with 250m to go. With hindsight he possibly moved too soon and was passed on the home straight finishing fourth in 1min 50.09 secs.
The men’s 10,000m race was on Saturday. Brian Maher, fifth in 2009, gave a courageous and storming performance over the 25 laps to take the silver medals in 30minutes 03.5 seconds. The winner, Gary Thornton, Galway City Harriers, opened up a lead of some 120m over the first lap. Maher was in second place with a string of eight runners close behind. Unflinchingly he held to second place as the string dropped to six and four and then three. The three - Joe McAllister, Barry Minnock and Serguie Cibanu, were poised behind Maher waiting for the moment as they did in 2009 to make their move. However Maher wasn’t having it and with just over 400m to go he injected pace and ran out a comfortable and happy silver medal winner.
Saturday concluded with both Cuddihy girls qualifying through the semi-finals for the 400m final on Sunday. An in form Joanne coasted to victory in 52.76 seconds while Catriona finished with a PB of 55.48 seconds. The 100m sprints were held on Sunday. Louise Holmes bowed out at the semifinal stage in this her first national senior championships with a time of 12.77 seconds. Jonathan Holmes, silver medalist in 2009, won his heat in 10.75 seconds. Finishing second in the semi-final didn’t auger well. In a very competitive final with ten fairly evenly matched runners he finished strongly to take the gold in 10.71 seconds ahead of Steven Colvert, Crusaders and Seye Ogunlewe, Celbridge. In addition to the gold medal he was also presented with The Paddy Larkin Memorial Trophy. The final medal for Kilkenny City Harriers went to Juraj Kubis in the Javelin. Juraj who won gold in 2009 when he threw 59.54m had to be content with silver on this occasion despite having a slightly better distance of 60.01 meters.



July 3/4: A great set of results from the nationals in Tullamore. Well done athletes and coaches.

National Under 12-Under 19 Track and Field Results (Day 1 & 2):-
Under 12 - Luke FitzPatrick, 2nd 600m (1.45.68); Evie Kiely, 5th High Jump (1.25); Under 13 - Aisling McDonagh 13th Javelin (11.14), Jack Manning 2nd High Jump (1.35), 2nd Shot (10.84).
Under 14–Charmaine O’Donoghue 4th High Jump (1.35); Aaron Barron 7th 80m (10.72).
Under 16– Sinead McDonagh 5th High Jump (1.50), 7th 80m Hurdles (13.96); Catriona Twomey 4th Shot (8.86); James FitzPatrick 6th High Jump (1.55), 10th Javelin (32.15); Cliodhna Manning 1st 100m (12.37).
Under 17– Lorraine O’Shea 5th100m (12.50), 1st Long Jump (5.55); Jonathan FitzPatrick 1st Steeplechase (6.22.49); Cormac Everard 4th Triple Jump (11.71), 7th Pole Vault (2.40.
Under 18– Laura Langton 3rd 300m Hurdles (45.96), 7th 100m Hurdles (16.54); Orla McPhillips 6th 800m (2.27.59); Ian Boland 5th 400m (54.34); Michael Lanigan 7th 400m (54.99
Under 19– Sarah Nolan 4th 400m (63.17), 4th 800m (2.35.89); Louise Holmes 1st 100m (12.40); Teresa Conlon 1st Discus (29.30), 4th Hammer (38.96); Mary Kate Lanigan 3rd High Jump (1.60 ), 2nd 400m (59.70); Peter Walsh 3rd Shot Putt (11.30).


National Seniors in Santry
Next Saturday and Sunday it will be the turn of our senior athletes to show their paces when the National Senior championships take place in Santry. As part of the preparations Brian Maher and Jonathan Holmes travelled to Cork on Saturday for the Cork City Sports. Maher who goes in the national 10K next Saturday had a “speed” session in the 3K finishing the second Irish man in 8mins 18.5secs. Holmes, who has concentrated on the 100m this season, was the second Irish finisher in the 100m in Cork in 10.95 seconds. Another athlete who got a boost in her pre-championship warm-up was Aoife Hickey. Aoife competed in the Hammer at the Junior International in Manheim on Saturday. Throwing 54.08m she finished in fourth place. Aoife will be the first Kilkeny athlete to see action at the weekend as her Hammer event gets proceedings under way at 11.45am on Saturday. The ladies 200m and 400m races see the Cuddihy sisters Joanne and Catriona go head to head. The Everards, Ciara and Eoin, will compete in their respective middle-distance races. Among the other athletes taking part will be Castylecomer’s Eoin Muldowney who goes in the 200m and Juraj Kubis, KCH, seeking to add a third javelin title to his wins in 2008 and 2009.

June 26th: Long jump champions
Martyna Balcer and Ciara Deely become Under 11 Long Jump champions at the All-Ireland Pairs in Templemore. Well done. 

June 25: County Road Ladies 3k, Men 10K
Kilkenny City Harriers took the silver in both races. The individual winner in Niamh Richardson in 10minutes 58 seconds. With Caoilte Malone winning bronze and Roisin Hickey finishing sixth it looked for a while that the gold medals would go to the city club. However the St Joseph’s girls were well organized. Mary Doolan took second place. Frances Mullally, Anita Grant and Margaret O’Connor finished 4th, 5th and 7th respectively and with the Gowran duo of Lisa Hennessy and Martina Prendergast finishing ahead of Marie Slattery and Brid Downey of KCH the first place medals were on their way to the south of the county. In the men’s race the host club, Gowran, fielded thirteen runners and were rewarded with first and third place medals.  Paul Cody, KCH, gave chase and not being able to close the gap on Kevin Fenlon, Gowran,  finished second in 35.23. Johan dewbery was 6th, Seamus murphy 8th and Stevie Dermody 10th.

June 19/20: Great weekend in Tullamore
A great weekend for u13-19 in Tullamore. Well done, especially Mary Kate with a new CBP of 1.70 in High Jump .

Leinster Under 13-Under 19 Track and Field Results
Under 13

Aisling McDonagh 3rd Javelin(15.32), 8th 60n Hurdles, 12th Long Jump(3.79);
Aoibhe O’Sheaa 21st Long Jump(3.56);
Jack Manning 2nd High Jump(1.36), 2nd Shot(9.95), 7th 80m;
Shane McGeary 8th High Jump(1.15) 11th Long Jum(3.80);
Conal Whelan 11th High Jump(1.15).

Under 14
Martin Mulhall 6th Javelin 21.55, 3rd Shot 10.70, 4th Discus ;
Craig Byrne 5th High Jump 1.40, 7th Javelin 21.06;
Aidan Tuohy 3rd 80m 10.66, 8th Javelin 20.69, 5th Long Jump ;
Charmaine O’Donoghue 1st High Jump 1.43, 8th Long jump 4.13;
Eimear O’Donoghue 5th High Jump 1.35;
Pat Maher 9th 800m, 10th 1500m;
Aaron Barron 2nd 80m 10.64, 6th High Jump 1.35

Under 15
Margaret Caldbeck 2nd 250m Hurdles 40.18, 3rd 200m 28.23, 5th 100m 13.62;
Sarah Kate Lacey 4th 250m Hurdles 40.82, 7th 100m 14.08;
Gemma Hoyne Casey 7th Walk, 13th Long Jump 3.26

Under 16
Sinead McDonagh 1st High Jump 1.53, 2nd 80m Hurdles, 7th 100m 14.12;
Catriona Twomey 2nd Shot 8.71; 2nd High Jump 1.45, 6th 250m Hurdles 42.88;
Nicholas Dunphy 1st Walk;
James FitzPatrick 4th High Jump 1.55, 4th Javelin 28.01, 5th Discus

Under 17
Lorraine O’Shea 1st 100m 13.22, 1st 200m 26.45, 3rd Long Jump 5.20;
Niamh Tuohy 3rd 800m 2.28.92, 3rd 1500m 5.11.97;
Cormac Everard 2nd Triple Jump 11.71, 3rd Pole Vault 2.20.

Under 18
Laura Langton 1st 200m 27.86, 1st 300m Hurdles 48.18, 4th 100m Hurdles;
Orla McPhillips 3rd 800m 2.34.07;
Ian Boland 3rd 400m 53.96, 6th 200m 24.75;
Michael Lanigan 4th 400m 55.95, 7th 200m 25.19;
David McGeary 4th Long Jump 5.80, 4th Javelin 30.92, 6th 100m 12.50

Under 19
Sarah Nolan 1st 400m 1.02.87, 2nd 800m 2.29.21;
Louise Holmes 1st 100m 12.94, 1st 200m 26.61;
Teresa Conlon 1st Discus , 1st Hammer 39.71;
Mary Kate Lanigan 1st High Jump (1.70 CBP).


Kilkenny Athletes Head to Europe
Four Kilkenny athletes have been selected by The Athletic Association of Ireland on the Irish team to compete in the European Team Championships. The championships which will be held in Budapest on the 19th June will see an on form Joanne Cuddihy compete in 200m, 400m and the 4x400m relay. Junior athlete and current Leinster Senior Hammer champion, Aoife Hickey, will throw the Hammer. Jonathan Holmes, Leinster under 23 100m champion joins the men’s 4x100m relay team. Jonathan who is a student at Leeds Metropolitan recently finished 4th in the 100m at the British Universities/Colleges with a best time of 10.70 seconds. All three will be joined by former clubmate John Fagan, who is currently a member of Clonliffe Harriers. John will represent Ireland in the 400m Hurdles.
Cliodhna Manning, is also Europe bound. Cliodhna has been selected by The Olympic Council of Ireland to attend a Youth Training Camp in Romania from 17th to 22nd June. The purpose of the camp is to prepare young athletes for the World Youth Olympics in Singapore later in the year and also as preparation for the European Youth Olympics in Turkey in 2011.


June 13th: National League – A Lot Done
Round 1 of the National Inter-club Track and Field League got off to a wet start in the Tullamore Harriers Stadium on Sunday. As the day progresed the weather improved and so too did the tenacity and the fortunes of our teams. The ladies, winners of the First Division in 2009 and now competing in The Premier League, were short a number of team members due to holidays, exams and injuries. The injury list was added to when Orla McPhillips had to withdraw with hamstring trouble following the 4x100m relay. However thanks to an outstanding contribution from an in form Catriona Cuddihy, and a willingness by other team members to undertake unfamiliar events, fifteen of the requisite events were covered. Catriona’s contribution involved a win in the 200m, second in the 400m hurdles as well as competing in Shot Putt, 4x100m and 4x400m relays. The other team members and events were Niamh Tuohy, High Jump and 1500m; Sheila Condren, Walk; Galia Stanley, Javelin; Louise Holmes, 100m and 400m; Laura Haverty, 3000m; Nicola Barron, Discus; Lorraine O’Shea, Long Jump and Sarah Nolan, 800m.
The men’s team fared no better than the ladies with regard to absentees. However thanks to guests Austin Lee, St Joseph’s and Eoin Muldowney, Castlecomer, we succeeded in competing in sixteen of the twenty-one events. Their contribution was more than just taking part as Lee set a good pace to finish second in the 110m hurdles and Muldowney had a class run to win the 200m. Jonathan Holmes recorded another win in the 100m and Muldowney, Holmes, David McGeary and Ian Boland had a runaway victory in the 4x100m relay. Cormac Everard in Long Jump and Pole Vault, Michael Lanigan in High Jump and 400m, Austin Lee in Shot and Discus, Ian Boland in 800m, Jonathan FitzPatrick in Steeplechase, Toss Hayes in 1500m and David McGeary in Javelin and Triple Jump added to an impressive performance from this young team.
Team members in both squads turned in a great performance on the day but despite a lot being done more will have to be done in Round 2 on 18th July if these teams are to qualify for the final in August.

June 12th: Athletes Went Mining in Wicklow
Eight teams headed off early on Saturday morning on a mining expedition among the Wicklow Hills. Seven of them returned with gold and silver. The occasion was the Leinster Juvenile Team competition in the Shoreline Sports Park, Greystones, Co Wicklow. The boys under 12 team of Niall Doheny, Luke FitzPatrick, Zeb Dooley and John Nolan and the girls under 13 team of Aisling McDonagh, Niamh McMullan, Lorraine Casey Hoyne and Aoibhe O’Shea returned with gold. There was a huge haul of silver with five teams finishing in second place. These were Girls under 10 (Sharon McGorrian, Sinead Kavanagh, Rebecca Roche and Kayleigh Duffy, sub Nyah Egan); Girls under 11 (Laoise Murray, Rebecca Keane, Ella Richardson and Martyna Balcer); Girls under 12 (Lauren Gleeson, Sinead Tuohy, Jennifer O’Keeffe, and Keeva O’Brien); Girls under 15 (Charmaine O’Donoghue, Eimear O’Donoghue, Margaret Caldbeck and Gemma Casey Hoyne) and Boys under 15 (Aaron Barron, Craig Byrne, Aidan Tuohy and Eoin Kelly).

June 6th:
More Gold
At the Leinster Senior and Masters track and field championships held in Tullamore Aoife Hickey registered for gold with a throw in excess of fiftyfour meters in Senior Hammer.In the Masters Championships Peter Lyons had double gold winning both 100m and 200m at M1 level.

May 30: Golden Juniors
Our Junior athletes returned with five medals from the Leinster Junior Track and Field finals in Tullamore. . Once again Mary Kate Lanigan came to the top with first place in the High Jump which she followed up with silver in the 200m. Laura Langton, back in action after a recent injury, took the gold in the 400m hurdles. Other excellent performers were Sarah Nolan  with Silver in the 400m and Orla McPhillips with bronze in the 800m. In the Under 23 Championships it was a case of more gold when Jonathan Holmes clinched the title in the 100m final in 10.86 seconds.

May 30: Harriers Retain Track and Field Shield.
For us this was a very successful championships. With our accumulated points over the four days we retain the track and field shield. Top of the rankings on Sunday was under 13 athlete, Jack Manning, with wins in Long Jump, Ball throw and 200m. Two under 12 athletes, Luke FitzPatrick and Lauren Gleeson had double wins – Luke in Long Jump and 800m, Lauren in High Jump and 100m. Cormac Everard scored a double in under 17 Long Jump and 200m. Contributing to the clubs success was the combined performances of many individuals across a range of events. The club recorded a clean sweep, winning first, second and third , in five events on Sunday. These were the girls under 12 High Jump, the girls under 16 Shot Putt, boys under 12 Long Jump and 200m and the boys under 14 Javelin.
The big race of the day was the senior 5000m. Brian Maher, Kilkenny City Harriers, put down a marker from the start. Determined to record a good time he went to the front from the whistle and pushed on relentlessly. By race end he had lapped most of the field and crossed the finish line in 14 minutes 31 seconds. Tommy Evans, Gowran was second and Paul Cody, Kilkenny City Harriers, was third.


May 29: Pairs & U12’S in Tullamore
Huge numbers gathered at the Tullamore Harriers Stadium for the Leinster Under 9’s, 10’s and 11’s Pairs and Under 12 Track and Field championships. In the s Field Events the sole medal winner was the third place finish of Kilkenny City Harriers Pair ( Ciara Deely and Rebecca Keane) with a combined distance of 6 meters 84 in the under 11 Long Jump. We had a 4th place in under 11 Ball Throw with Martyna Balcer and Ella Richardson. In the Boys under 10 Long Jump Rory MacGabhann and Darragh Maher finished 4th. And yet again another 4th with Lucy Thompson and Kayleigh Duffy4th in under 10 Ball Throw.
The under 12 athletes faired better with Evie Kiely and John Nolan both gaining bronze in their respective High Jumps. In the Under 12’s championship 600m Luke FitzPatrick ran a great race to finish second in 1min 46 seconds


May 23: Maher and Richardson Win Stoneyford 10K.
The inaugural Stoneyford 10K held on the Stoneyford/Kells circuit was hailed as a great success by the organisers. Held on Sunday under the blazing mid-day sun it also proved successful for Kilkenny City Harriers duo, Brian Maher and Niamh Richardson. Brian moved away from the pack the start and had a lead of some four minutes at the finish. Niamh was the first lady to cross the finish line making it a double win for the city club.

May 23:
Harriers to Retain Hehir Shield
Kilkenny athletic clubs had a strong presence at the Leinster Inter-club relays held in the Shoreline Sports Park in Greystones, Co Wicklow on Sunday. Kilkenny City Harriers (KCH) came away with twentyfour points from the competition and look set to retain , for the third successive year, the Hehir Shield - the overall trophy for this competition. Eleven teams from the club finished in the medals. Five won gold – the 4x100m teams in girls under 14, under 16, under 17 and the boys team under 14, and the 4x400m girls under 19; three won silver – the 4x100m girls under 11, girls under 13 and girls under 19; and three bronze – the 4x100m girls under 10, boys under 18 and the 4x400m boys under 18. An unfortunate fall, just meters from the finish line, by the anchorman in the final of the boys under 12 relay deprived the city club of another second place finish.

May 21: A good turnout and some great performances. Well done.
Girls Medal Winners
200m
Under 8 4 Shauna McGorrian
300m
Under 10 1 Sharon McGorrian Under 11 2 Rebecca Keane; 4 Martyna Balcer K. Under 12 1 Lauren Gleeson; 2 Jennifer O’Keeffe K.
Under 13 1 Aisling McDonagh K.
1500m.
Under 15 1 Anna Sheehan K;
Short Hurdles
Under 13 1; 3 Aisling McDonagh .Under 14 1 2 Charmaine O’Donoghue ; 3 Emer McMullan .Under 15 1 Sarah Kate Lacey ; 3 Aoibhe RichardsonK. Under 16 1 Sinead McDonagh . Under 18 1 Laura Langton.
4x400m Relays
Under 15 1 Kilkenny City Harriers “B”; 2 Kilkenny City Harriers “A”;

Discus
Under 14 1 Eimear O’Donoghue. Under 16 1 Sinead McDonagh; 2 Catriona Twomey.
High Jump
Under 14 1 Eimear O’Donoghue; 2 Charmaine O’Donoghue; .Under 15 3 Sarah Kate Lacey K..Under 16 1 Catriona Twomey K; 2 Sinead McDonagh K. Under 18 1 Laura Langton K.

Boys Medal Winners
300m
Under 12 1 Luke FitzPatrick 2 John Nolan; 3 Ruben Pim . Under 13 2 Jack Manning; 3 Shane McGeary.
1500m
Under 16 1 Sam Pim.
Short Hurdles
Under 12 1 Luke FitzPatrick; 2 John Nolan; 3 Ruben Pim.Under 13 2 Jack Manning.
Novice
Shot Putt
Under 10 1 John Doyle Under 13 1 Jack Manning . Under 14 2 Martin Mulhall . Under 18 2 David McGeary K.
Triple Jump
Under 14 3 Craig Byrne . Under 18 2 David McGeary .

May 14: Harriers Take Novice Titles
Friday night on the Gowran/Dungarvan road was very much a Kilkenny City Harriers (KCH) night as both men’s and ladies’ road novice titles went to the city club. In the men’s 6K race newcomer, Paul Moran, had an easy victory. After two kilometres he had clubmate, Steve Dermody, on his shoulder but pulled away over the second lap to finish in 22 minutes 5 seconds. Dermody completed the course in 23.11 to take the silver. A fast finishing Gerry Fogarty, Gowran, was third. It was much the same story in the ladies with Harriers Caoilte Malone and Noirin O’Dwyer taking first and second places in the respective times of 6 mins and 6mins 17 secs. Sile Carroll, Castlecomer, just three seconds later was third. KCH who had Teresa O’Hanlon in fourth place (6.23) and Lisa Maher fifth (6.35) won the team event. Sixth place went to Owena Kinsella, KCH, (7.02). Seventh and eight places went to Gowran duo, Annette FitzPatrick and Martina Prendergast both of whom dead heated on 7mins 32 secs.

May 9th: Co Track and Field
Junior Ladies: 3000m 2 Sarah Nolan
Novice Ladies: 800m 2 Sarah Nolan,
Senior Ladies: 200m 1 Sarah Nolan 2 Caoilte Malone
3000m 1 3 Caoilte Malone. 3000m Team 1st (Team Caoilte Malone, Noreen O’Dwyer, Sarah Nolan)
Novice Men: 800m 1 Brendan Kavanagh, Gowran.
Senior Men: 200m, 2 Peter Lyons
3000m 1 Eamon Maher
Masters Men:. 800m Over 45 1 Mike Hyland; 100m Over 35 1 Peter Lyons, 1500m Over 50 1 Mike Hyland, Long Jump Over 45,2 Sean Kelly Shot Putt Over 50, 2 Sean Kelly


Success on Track for Maher and Holmes
Jonathan Holmes currently studying at Leeds Metropolitan University, had a successful venture in the British University Colleges track and field championships. Winning his heat in 10.70 seconds he went on to qualify for the final by placing second in his semi-final. Finishing fourth in the final he was well satisfied with another excellent time of 10.72 secs.
Brian Maher went to the start of the 10K at the Dublin Graded Meet on Wednesday night (5th May). His ambition would be to come in close to the 31 minutes 5 seconds he clocked in his previous track appearance at the distance. Sharing the pace for most of the race with Mick Clohisey, Raheny Shamrock’s, he recorded a new personal best time of 30 minutes 12.41 seconds and scored first place in the race, a fraction of a second ahead of Clohisey following a sprint finish.


May 12: Kilkenny Road Series
Paul Cody was second in 21.45. David McPherson 4th, Eddie Moloney 6th.eventh place Jim FitzPatrick on 22.37. For the ladies Niamh Richardson once again occupied the number one slot finishing in 24.56 almost three minutes ahead of the second lady, Mary Doolin, St Joseph’s. Finishing within one minute of MaryDoolin were Frances Mullally, Caoilte Malone, Pamela Dowling, Irene Henebry and Noreen Phelan.


May 3: Great Results on Road in Gowran
Our Ladies, Caoilte Malone, Irene Henebry, Sheila O'Callaghan and Laura Havery were first team. LEINSTER NOVICE ROAD CHAMPIONS. Eamon Maher (3rd) and Davis McPherson (7th) both scored on 3rd placed Co team. Vets, Paul Cpdy, Paul Moran, Eamon Marnell and Sean Dermody were 3rd club in M1/M2  category. Well done all.

May 2: A Busy Day on The Track
A good all-round performance on the track today. We had first, second and third in the under 14 final of the 200m with Charmaine O’Donoghue first, Emer McMullan second and Emer O’Donoghue third. The under 12 boys had a similar achievement in the 80m final with Luke FitzPatrick, John Nolan and Ronan Quinn. Star athlete for the city club was under 15 athlete, Margaret Caldbeck, with wins in 250m hurdles, 200m and Long Jump. There were double golds for Sharon McGorrian, Ball Throw and Long Jump and for Cliodhna Manning in 200m and Long Jump.
Our senior ladies also did well, thanks to the Fit4life club. A major win was the 4x400m. Well done all.

Medal Winners
Girls Results
Long Hurdles
Under 15 1 Margaret Caldbeck K 2 Sarah Kate Lacey K 3
80m
Under 10 (Joint 3)Sinead Kavanagh K, Sharon McGorrian K
Under 11 2 Rebecca Keane K 3 Ciara Deely K
200m
Under 13 2 Niamh McMullan K
Under14 1 Charmaine O’Donoghue K 2 Emer McMullan K 3 Emer O’Donoghue K
Under 15 1 Margaret Caldbeck K 3 Sarah Kate Lacey K
Under 16 1 Cliodhna Manning K
Under 17 1 Lorraine O’Shea K 2 Niamh Tuohy K
Under 18 1 Orla McPhillips K
300m
Under 10 3 Sharon McGorrian K
500m
Under 11 2 Rebecca Keane K 3 Martyna Balcer K
800m
Under 15 1 Anna Sheehan K
Under 17 2 Niamh Tuohy K
Under 18 2 Orla McPhillips K

Relays
Under 11 1 Kilkenny City Harriers A 2 Kilkenny City Harriers B
Under 13 1 Kilkenny City Harriers A 3 Kilkenny City Harriers B
Under 15 1 Kilkenny City Harriers

Ball Throw
Under 10 1 Sharon McGorrian K
Under 11 1 Martyna Balcer K 3 Rebecca Keane K
Under 13 3 Aoibhe O’Shea K

Long Jump
Under 10 1 Sharon McGorrian K 2 Rebecca Roche K
Under 11 1 Ciara Deely K
Under 12 1 Lauren Gleeson K 3 Keeva O’Brien K
Under 13 1 Aisling McDonagh K 3 Niamh McMullan K
Under 14 1 Charmaine O’Donoghue K 3 Emer McMullan K
Under 15 1 Margaret Caldbeck K 3 Emer Nolan K
Under 16 1 Cliodhna Manning K
Javelin
Under 13 2 Aisling McDonagh K
Under 15 2 Margaret Caldbeck K
Under 16 1 Sinead McDonagh K 2 Cliodhna Manning K
Under 17 1 Lorraine O’Shea K

Boys Results
80m
Under 10 1 Dara Maher K
Under 12 1 Luke FitzPatrick K 2 John Nolan K 3 Ronan Quinn K
Under 13 1 Jack Manning K
100m
Under 14 2 Aidan Tuohy K 3 Aaron Barron K
Under 17 3 Cormac Everard K
Under 18 3 Ian Boland K

300m
Under 10 2 Dara Maher K
400m

Under 17 1 Cormac Everard K
Under 18 2 Ian Boland K
500m
Under 12 1 Luke FitzPatrick K 2 John Nolan K
Under 13 3 Shane McGeary K

Walks
Under 16 1 N icholas Dunphy K
Relays
Under 13 1 Kilkenny City Harriers
Under 15 1 Kilkenny City Harriers

Discus
Under 14 2 Martin Mulhall K
Under 15 3 Nicholas Dunphy K
High Jump
Under 12 1 John Nolan K 3 Ronan Quinn K
Under 13 1 Jack Manning K 2 Conal Whelan K
Under 14 1 Aidan Tuohy K 2 Aaron Barron K
Under 16 2 Nicholas Dunphy K
Under 17 2 Cormac Everard K
Under 18 1 Michael Lanigan K Ladies
Junior
200m 1 Sarah Nolan K
800m 2 Sarah Nolan K
Long Jump 1 Aoife Corcoran K
Novice
100m 1 Caoilte Malone K 2 Irene Henebry K
Senior
Discus 1 Teresa Conlon K
400m 1 Sarah Nolan K 2 Caoilte Malone K
1500m 2 Caoilte Malone K 3 Roseann Murphy K
1500m o/30 3 Irene Henebry K
4x400 Relay 1 Kilkenny City Harriers

Men
Junior
200m 1 Peter Walsh K
Masters
Shot Putt 2 Des McDonagh K


Apr 18
Australian Title for Joanne
Joanne Cuddihy took the 400m title at the Australian track and field championships in Perth on Saturday. Winning her heat on Friday set her up for a crack at the title. And crack it she did with a fabulous run finishing in 51.94 seconds. This follows good solid performances last month when she won the Melbourne Classic in 52.95 and followed that later in March with a win in the New Zealand championships with 52.84 seconds. For good measure Joanne competed ion the 200m in Perth on Sunday where she took the silver medal, again with the improved time of 23.38 seconds.

Harriers Celebrate
Friday night 9th April was Awards Night 
Perpetual Award Winners -Juvenile
Under 11/12 Cup, Jack Manning; Dungarvan Trophy, David McGeary; Hacketstown Trophy, Louise Holmes; Whitebridge, Ian Boland; Sean Byrne , Aoife Corcoran; Bree, Nicholas Dunphy; Cross Country Cup, James Maher; Under 14 McDonagh Cup, Margaret Caldbeck; Achievement Cup, Michael O’Sullivan; Versatile, Sinead McDonagh;
Mazda Cup, Mary Kate Lannigan; Costello Shield, Laura Langton;
Lynch Shield, Cliodhna Manning; Tommy Deegan Trophy, Teresa Conlon, P J Smyth, Aoife Hickey.

Perpetual Award Winners -Senior
The Lanigan Cup for Track Athlete, Ciara Everard; Sean Byrne Shield, for Field Athlete, Eileen O’Keeffe and The Nolan Cup for Cross-Country, Brian Maher.


Rotterdam, Paris, Connemara.
Three KCH ladies, Kate Giblin, Irene Henebry and Teresa Daly, bitten on many occasions by the marathon bug took on the Paris Marathon. With respective finish times of 3hrs 26, 3hrs 38 and 3hrs 48 they enjoyed the challenge.
At the same time two of the men from the city were experiencing similar emotions in Rotterdam. Paul Cody and Johann Dewberry had a successful trip crossing the finish line with respective times of 2hrs 42 and 3hrs 11.
Deirdre Scott and Breegeen Murphy of KCH and Kilkenny Fit4life club, sampled the main menu both completing the marathon in 3hrs 50. Catherine Gutherie went for the full menu, the 39 mile ultra marathon, which she duly disposed of in 7 hours. As Sir Arthur Conan Doyle remarked on his experience of watching a marathon “It is horrible, yet fascinating, this struggle between a set purpose and an utterly exhausted frame”.

Spar Great Ireland Run
David McPherson, Kilkenny City Harriers, was first kilkenny runner home in 79th position. A great run for David who completed the course in 35mins 22 secs. and representing the Kilkenny Fit4life club were Daragh Sharpe, Lisa Maher and Noel Maher.

April 10/11: Good Results in Nenagh
This week-end saw the end of the Indoor track and field season. Saturday was the last day for the individual events.Well done -- four silver and one bronze. The silver were won by - Cliodhna Manning(25.75) and Louise Holmes (26.17) in the 200m finals of their respective under 16 and under 19 races; Mary Kate Lanigan(1.70) in the under 19 High Jump and Lorraine O’Shea (?) in under 17 Long Jump. Lorraine missed out on the gold by a mere centimetre. Laura Langton took the bronze in the under 18 final of the 200m
In the Relay finals on Sunday we had two teams (and with a little luck and perhaps a bit more baton practice, --a few more) finishing in medal places. The Under 17 team (Panel – Catriona Twomey, Lorraine O’Shea, Niamh Tuohy, Niamh Leahy, Cliodhna Manning and Sinead McDonagh) won bronze and the Under 19 team (Panel- Louise Holmes, Mary Kate Lanigan, Laura Langton, Orla McPhillips and Sarah Nolan) won silver.


Day 3 results:
Under 16: Cliodhna Manning, 2nd 200m (25.75).
Under 17: Lorraine O’Shea, 2nd Long Jump; Niamh Tuohy, 7th 800m (2.33.06);
Under 18; David McGeary, 10th Long Jump (5.63); Laura Langton, 3rd200m (26.88); Orla McPhillips, 7th 800m (2.37.67)).
Under 19: Peter Walsh, 5th Shot (11.38); Louise Holmes, 2nd 200m (26.17); Mary Kate Lanigan, 2nd High Jump (1.70).


Mar 27/28:
Joanne Strikes Gold and Silver
Joanne Cuddihy continued her return to form with gold and silver performances down under. Competing in the New Zealand track and field championships in Christchurch at the weekend she took first place in the 400m and second in the 200m. Her times were 52.84 and 24.02 respectively.

Well done to all (Athletes and Coaches ) in Nenagh
Results from National indoors in Nenagh.

Under 13 Jack Manning, 2nd in Shot Putt (10.47), 5th in High Jump (1.30) and 8th in 60m (8.9).
Under 14 – Charmaine O’Donoghue 5th in 60m Heats; Eimear O’Donoghue 7th in High Jump (1.30).
Under 16 – Cliodhna Manning 1st in 60m sprint (7.91); Sinead McDonagh 3rd in High Jump (1.50); Catriona Twomey 6th in Shot Putt (8.52).
Under 17 – Lorraine O’Shea 2nd in 60m sprint (7.96); Laura Langton 4th in 60m (8.12), 5th in 300m.
Under 18 – Ian Boland 5th in 400m; David McGeary 7th in 60m (7.66) and 8th in Triple Jump (11.25); Orla McPhillips 5th in 300m (47.50).
Under 19 – Louise Holmes 1st in 60m (8.00); Mary Kate Lanigan 2nd in 300m (59.46).


Mar 21: Junior Ladies are County Champions
Orla Mc Phillips in third place led her close packing team of Sarah Nolan 4th, Meggan O’Keeffe 5th and Niamh Tuohy 6th to first team medals in the Junior Cc Championship in Gowran today. Willie McTiernan an over 55 veteran finished 15th in the Men over 35.

Good Running in Good Weather
The arctic freeze-up in January led to postponement of this the last juvenile cross-country race of the season. A mild and sunny late March date proved more attractive to judge by the large numbers taking part. And with big numbers competing it makes winning all the more rewarding
Individual Medal Winners
Girls Under 8: 2 – Abby Gilsenan 3 – Hannah O’Keeffe, 7 – Abigail O’Keeffe, 8 – Rebecca Kelly.
Girls Under 10: 1 – Nyah Egan.
Boys ynder 12: 2 – Luke FitzPatrick, K; 3 – John Nolan, K.
Team Results
Girls
Under 10 2 – Kilkenny City Harriers .
Under 12 3 - Kilkenny City Harriers

Boys
Under 10 2nd and 3rd – Kilkenny City Harriers
Under 12 1 – Kilkenny City Harriers .


Mar 14: Short Course Cross-country
Kilkenny City Harriers played host for the county Kilkenny Short course cross-country races on Sunday. Thanks to Bretts Sawmills, Sion Road, who provided the field, an excellent course was marked out and the sun came to provide a feeling of summer. Kilkenny City Harriers men were third team (2- Mick Dore, 10 –Mike Hyland, 16 Willie McTiernan, 17 Conor mcGabhann).
Our ladies . Niamh Richardson, Orla McPhillips and a fast finishing Sarah Nolan, took gold, silver and bronze respectively and with Irene Hemebry first over 30 completing the scoring The Harriers were first team home with 11 points.
In the under 17’s 1500m. Niamh Tuohy after a competitive race took first place ahead of Kay Drea, Gowran.

Juvenile Relays
To judge by the turnout in the girls under 11 relays the home venue obviously proved attractive for Kilkenny City Harriers (KCH) with no less than eight teams going to the start line. The end result was also attractive for KCH with their A and B teams finishing first and third respectively.. KCH were third in boys under 11. KCH were back in strength for the boys under 13 with teams in first and second. In the under 15 relays KCH won the girls race. Well done all.

Some Individual Results
Girls under 7 – 1 Maeve Richardson.
Boys Under 7 – 4 Finn Hogan.
Girls Under 9 – 7 Doireann Sloyan, Abby Gilsenan, 12 Dervla Murphy ,13 Niamh Phelan, 18 Una Galway,19 Grace Lawlor.
Boys Under 9 – 4 Matthew Hogan, 8 Tristan Roche, 10 Daniel Hughes.
Senior Ladies 2K – 1 Niamh Richardson, K; 2 Orla McPhillips, K; 3 Sarah Nolan, K; 5 Irene Henebry, K; ; 7 Ciara Martin, K; .
Senior Men 4K – 2 Mick Dore, K;; 10 Mike Hyland, K; 16 Willie McTiernan, K; 17 Conor McGabhann, K.
Senior Teams:- Ladies – 1 Kilkenny City Harriers (11 points).
Men – 3 Kilkenny City Harriers (45 points).
Cross-country Relay Results
Girls Under 11 – 1 Kilkenny City Harriers A, 3 Kilkenny City Harriers B
Boys Under 11 – 3 Kilkenny City Harriers.
Boys Under 13 – 1 Kilkenny City Harriers A, 2 Kilkenny City Harriers B, .
Girls Under 15 – 1 Kilkenny City Harrier


Feb 28: Leinster Indoors
There were many outstanding performances at the Leinster indoors. Laura Langton, , ranked among the best winning gold in 60m, 200m and 300m. A further twelve first place finishes, in a variety of events, were recorded by the club. These included a clean sweep in the 60m for the girls under 16, 17, 18 and 19. Cliodhna Manning was the victor under 16, Loraine O’Shea under 17, the afore - mentioned Laura Langton under 18 and Louise Holmes under 19.

Some Results
Under 12 John Nolan 6 – 600m.
Under 13 Jack Manning, 1 – High Jump, 1 – Shot Putt.
Under 14: Eimear O’Donoghue, 3 - High Jump; Charmaine O’Donoghue, 3- 60m hurdles; Craig Byrne, 4 – Walk;
Under 16: Cliodhna Manning, 1-60m, 1-200m, 3-High Jump; Catriona Twomey, 2-Shot Putt, 4- 60m hurdles; Sinead McDonagh, 1-High Jump.
Under 17: Lorraine O’Shea, 1-Long Jump; 1-60m; Niamh Tuohy, 4-800m.
Under 18: Laura Langton, 1-60m, 1-200m, 1-300m; Orla McPhillips, 2-800m, 4- 300m; David McGeary, 1-Long Jump, 3-Triple Jump; Ian Boland, 3-400m, 4-200m; Michael Lanigan, 2-200m, 4-400m.
Under 19: Mary Kate Lanigan, 1-High Jump; 1-400m; Louise Holmes, 1-60m, 1-200m; Sarah Nolan, 3-400m; Peter Walsh, 2-Shot Putt.


Feb 22: The Young Intrernationals
At the Scottish Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Kelvin Hall Glasgow last week-end Mary Kate Lanigan finished second when she cleared 1.70 meters in the under 20 High Jump.
The Ireland Schools under16 team took first place in the Schools Indoor International in Cardiff on Sunday. Cliodhna Manning, KCH and Loreto, played her part finishing in first place in her 200m in 26.16 seconds and also a member of the winning 4X200m relay team. Well done girls.

Feb 14: Leinster CC in Kilmacow
KCH boys Conall Whelan, Ronan Quinn and Nathan Kelly collected bronze in the u12 CC Relay.
County Kilkenny took the gold in Junior Ladies with Orla McPhillips 6th . KCH with Orla (6th), Niamh Tuohy (9th), Sarah Nolan (10th) and Maeve Keane (13th ) were first club
For the senior ladies Sinead Foley( 24th) was second scorer on the county team which placed fifth.. An excellent performance from Brian Maher saw him finish in first place and lead the couinty team to silver medals. Well done to all.


Feb 7: Silver in The Odyssey
Adrian O’Dwyer made a welcome return to competition at the Senior Indoors in The Odyssey Arena in Belfast at the weekend. Clearing  2.10m brought him the silver medal. Silver medals were also won by former KCH athletes, John Fagan and Ciara Everard. John, now with Clonliffe Harriers, took second place in the 60m hurdles. Ciara, on a sports scholarship at UCD and now running in the college colours, finished second in the 800m.
There were some good performances from Jonathan Holmes, qualified out of the 60m heats but failed to get out of the semi’sand Louise who had a PB in the 60m (8.10).


One, Two and Three for KCH Ladies
It was a case of first, second and third for the ladies from Kilkenny City Harriers in the county Intermediate cross-country championships at Bramblestown, Gowran on Sunday. Eilish Cantwell who showed good form in the county seniors before Christmas was first across the finish line with newcomers Roseanna Murphy and Caoilte Malone second and third respectively. 
Mick Dore was fourth in the men's race .

Relay Results
Girls
Under 10  3 Kilkenny City Harriers
Under12  2 KilkennyCity Harriers 3 Kilkenny City Harriers
Boys
Under10 2 Kilkenny City Harriers 


Alabama Bound
Kilkenny City Harriers athlete, Aoife Hickey, will later this year commence a 4-year degree course in Nutrition and Dietetics at Alabama College where she has recently been awarded a sports scholarship. Well done Aoife.

Jan 16:
Well done at the AAI Junior Indoors in Nenagh

A silver for Mary Kate Lanigan in the High Jump (1.65) and clocked 61.12 in the 400m. Laura Langton had good times in 60m  (8.32) and 200m (27.13). Peter Walsh finished 5th in the Shot with 12.32. David McGeary had 7.8 in the 60m and cleared 5.35 in the Long Jump. Michael Lanigan, with 55.7  and Ian Boland with 59.01 had good runs getting  under the 60 for the 400m.


 

Oct 25 Marathon Men and Women
There were many Kilkenny representatives among the thousands who thronged the Dublin city streets for the annual bank holiday marathon. Three members of the inaugural Kilkenny Fit4Life group (Irene Henebry, Bregeen Murphy and Deirdre Scott), representing Kilkenny City Harriers (KCH) proved themselves comfortable with the distance. With a combined team time of 10 hours 44 minutes and 59 seconds they finished in 5th place in the national championships for the W40+ section. Irene, the fastest Kilkenny lady in this year’s marathon, clocked 3:31:35. Veteran campaigner Teresa Daly on 3:50:42 was fourth fastest in the country in the W50 section. Other great times were scored by Ann Brett (3:53:40), Sheila O’Callaghan (3:58:23), Michelle Doyle (4:03:47) and Lisa Maher (4:10:43).
The men from KCH were also out in force. Paul Cody was the fastest over the distance. Crossing the line in 2:42:57 he, with Niall Lacey and Tommy
KCH 2016