Brilliant victory for Kildare athletics team
The County Kildare women’s team won the National League Premier League on Sunday in Tullamore, taking the win with a total of 105 points ahead of Dundrum South Dublin with 102 points and County Galway with 92.
The winning team was made up, pictured on the right, of Niamh O’Connor, Ella Duane, Evelyn Coughlan, Emily McHugh, Ria Kelly, Michelle Cox, Aine Burke, Caoimhe Cronin, Hannah Aspell, Sarah Millea, Rois Ni Domhnaill, Eilis Ni Donhnaill, Aoife Tynan, Aimee McGrath, Orla Reidy, Holly Wright, Pauline Kenny, Michelle Cashman, Grace Casey, Sophie Byrne, Ruth Larragy, Hannah Wilson, Aisling McHugh and team leaders Lisa Dixon and Michael Tynan.
1st place by women’s team – 105 points per team, full results: 100m Hannah Aspell 7th 13:68 – Celbridge AC; 1500m Evelyn Coughlan 4th – 4: 59.69 – Northwest Kildare; 1500m walk Emily McHugh 2 nd – 7: 36.19m – Naas AC; 200m Ria Kelly 5th 27:45 – Celbridge AC; 3k Michelle Cox 6th 10: 55.38 Newbridge AC; 3k Steeple Chase Áine Burke 12:45.06 St Cocas AC; 400 Caoimhe Cronin 1st 57:94 Le Chéile AC; 400mh Ella Duane 2nd 1: 05.25 Naas AC; 800m Orla Reidy 5th 2: 26.23 St Cocas AC; Talk Holly Wright 1st 34.21m Crookstown AC; Hammer Pauline Kenny 5th 16.88 Kildare AC; High jump Michelle Cashman 2nd 1.63m Naas AC; Javelin Grace Casey 1st 38.06m Eire Og; Long jump Sophie Byrne 3rd 5.08m Crookstown Millview AC; Pole Ruth Laraghy 1st 2.60m –Le Chéile AC; Shot put Hannah Wilson 2nd 9.91m Crookstown Millview AC; Triple jump Aishling McHugh 1st 11.15m Naas AC; Weight for Distance Pauline Kenny 5th 3.98m Kildare AC
Relay 4 x 100 5th 52:39; Hannah Aspell Celbridge AC; Eilis Ni Domhnaill Le Cheile AC; Kings Ni Dohmnaill Le Cheile AC; Ria Kelly Celbridge AC; Relay 4 x 400m 6th; Caoimhe Cronin Le Cheile AC; Maud O’Shea St Cocas AC, Aimee McGrath Le Cheile; Orla Reidy St Cocas AC.
The men’s team finished the day in 5th place overall.
The men’s team finished 5th overall.
Details: 100m John Grant 5th time11.28 Celbridge AC; Hammer Graham Dean, 5th 23.10m Celbridge AC throw; 110mh Ciaran Connolly 1st time 15:07 Le Chéile AC; Long jump Eoin McGrath 5th 6.08m Celbridge AC; 3 km walk Adam McInerney 1st 13.44.03 Celbridge AC; 400mh Rory Ardiff 6th 1.09 Le Chéile AC; Shot put Mick Kenny 7th 6.04m Kildare AC; 1500m Robert Hewison 4th 3: 58.57 Kildare AC; High jump Ciaran Connolly 1st 2.11m Le Chéile AC; 400m Keely Hogan 6th 51:20 Le Chéile AC; Discus Michal Kenny 5th 33.03m Kildare AC; Triple jump Eoin McGrath 5th 11.50m Celbridge AC; 3k Steeple Chase Adam Byrne 3rd 11: 35.99 Naas AC; 200m John Grant 6th 23:17 Celbridge AC; Javelin Paddy Taylor 4th 49.58m Crookstown AC; 800m Conall Hayes 2nd 1:55:43 Le Chéile AC; 5 km Andrew O’Brien 6th 15: 41.64 Kildare AC; Distance weight Michael Kenny Snr 5th 5.69m Kildare AC; 4 x 100 Results 4th 44:28, Sean Flanagan Le Chéile AC; David Oghuvbu Naas AC, Billy Corrigan North West Kildare AC; Eoin O’Sullivan Celbridge AC; 4x400m relay 3rd 3: 27.20, Shane Kennedy Celbridge AC, Dean Ryan Newbridge AC, Keeley Hogan Le Chéile AC, Robert Hewison Kildare AC.
This event marks the end of the track and field season for many, and attention now turns to cross country preparation for the athletes who will compete in the fall and winter months.
Meanwhile, John Fitzsimons finished his great season last week at the Milers British Grand Prix meeting in Eltham with another impressive personal best of 3: 41.66 over 1500m. John will take a well-deserved break and we can’t wait to see him again in action in 2022.