Archive News from 2011     

Dec 15th 2011: Season Greetings

Training is now complete for the season and we will resume at the usual time on Tuesday 10th January.

On behalf of the committee we would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and a great New Year

Dec 14th 2011: Club Championships

Almost 40 hardy souls braved the coldest evening of the year to compete in the annual club championships held in the park on Tuesday night. First up were the U/7s where Aislinn led home her cousin Saoirse for a 1-2 for the Murtaghs. Ben Curran took the gold in the boys U/7. The girls u/8 event was won by Kiki Darling. Five girls took part in the girls U/9 which was won by Ava Gleeson followed home by Eadaoin Murtagh, Zelie Dunne, Laura Hopkins and Aine Fennelly. The boys U/9 was won by Jamie Scanlon with Cian Searing taking silver and Darragh Nevin winning bronze. In the girls U/10 Mia Devine won the gold. In the girls U/11 Sarah Fitzsimmons was the clear winner followed by Sinead McNamara, Niamh Hopkins and Aibhe Darling. The boys U/11 was won by Ryan Scanlon, emulating his brothers gold earlier in the evening with Ben Gleeson taking the silver and Daragh Searing taking the bronze. The biggest field of the evening was in the girls U/12 with a win for Lara Curran followed home by Aoife Mason, Mary Hamilton, Emma Houlihan, Ava Devine, Caoimhe Fennelly, and Cliodhna Malone. The boys U/12 was won by Tadhg Murtagh, second was Aaron Jacob and third was Eoin O’Connor. The girls U/13 was won by Ella Darling. In the boys u/13 Cian Ryan split the Kelly twins taking silver with Robbie taking the gold and Conor coming third. The last event of the evening saw John Fitzsimmons winning the boys U/14 followed home by Ben Corcoran, Christopher Hamilton and Matthew Doyle. Thanks to all the competitors for making it a great evenings athletics and of course all the parents for braving the cold.

Nov 30th 2011: NO Training tomorrow night

Due to a technical issue with the lights, there will be no training tomorrow night—Thursday 1st December

Nov 28th 2011: All-Ireland Cross Country Championships

Tadhg Murtagh and Lara Curran represented the club as part of the county and Leinster teams in Sligo on Sunday. Although the weather was good the conditions under foot on the track were very muddy with many fallers throughout the day. Lara was first up in the girls u/12 and finished 43rd in a big bunch finish. There was no luck for the county team but the Leinster team took the silver medal. It was a similar story in the boys U/12 where once again the Leinster team came 2nd and the county well outside the medals. Tadhg came home 87th of a huge field. Well done to both for making the long trek west.

Nov 13th 2011: Leinster Cross Country Odd Ages Championships

Tadhg Murtagh was our only competitor in  Adamstown today in the boys under 13 event. He finished a very credible 45th over the 2500m course and was a non-scoring member of the Kildare County team that took the bronze medal.

Nov 11th 2011: Club Under Age Championships

The club championship underage races will take place over 2 evenings, Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th December  starting at 6pm each evening. There will be races for every age group from under 7s upwards. These will be two great evenings of competition and we encourage all  members to attend and bring along all your family and friends. Best of luck to everyone.

Oct 30th 2011: Leinster Cross-Country Even Ages Championships

We had 4 competitors at the provincial championships today, 2 masters (Johnny and Brigid Fitzsimmons) and 2 juveniles (Tadhg Murtagh and Lara Curran). First up in the girls u/12, Lara Curran came home a comfortable 3rd place giving great chase to try and claim silver. With her county team mate taking gold the girls county team won the bronze medal. Next up were the boys u/12 and once again we had a double medal winner with Tadhg Murtagh taking 12th and the last  individual medal place and being 3rd man home on the county team that were also placed 3rd. Both Tadhg and Lara will now represent both county and province in the All-Ireland in Sligo at the end of November.

In the boys u/14 the unfortunate John Fitzsimmons would have been running except he broke his leg last week in a freak accident while training. We wish John a speedy recovery and look forward to having him back in the new year.

In the masters, Johnny Fitzsimmons came 45th overall and 21st in his category. Brigid came home 13th overall and a brilliant 6th in category. Well done to both.

Oct 9th 2011: County Cross-Country Odd Ages Championships

We had 6 teams competing in fine autumn weather in Caragh today. The girls u/9 team came 6th and our girls u/11 team were 8th. For the boys the u/9 team of Jamie Scanlon, Cormac Walsh, Aidan Clinch and Cian Searing took the silver medal. The boys u/11 were unlucky to be just outside the medals in 5th position as were the boys u/15 who were 4th. The boys u/13 were our second medal winners on the day taking the bronze medal. The team was Tadhg Murtagh, Calum McGrath, Alex McCann, Robbie Kelly, Connor Kelly and Cian Ryan. In the senior events Brigid Fitzsimmons was 3rd overall and John Fitzsimmons was mid table in the men’s senior. Photos of the day are here.

Sept 25th 2011: County Cross-Country Even Ages Championships

True cross country weather (rain and wind) was the order of the day as the cross country championships kicked off in Crookstown. First up were the girls under 10 and although no medals were won there was fantastic performances all round as our team of 7 who were all running cross field for the first time. In the boys u/10 again our first timers ran very well and finished well up the field.

Our first medal of the day was won by Lara Curran in the girls U/12 when she finished a comfortable 2nd and led home our gallant team. In the boys U/12 Tadhg Murtagh was involved in a thrilling race for 3rd—5th which eventually saw Tadhg hold the challengers off to take bronze. A similar story for John Fitzsimmons in the boys U/14 as he also took the individual bronze and led home the team of Alex McCann, Matthew Doyle, Calum McGrath, Christopher Hamilton and Ben Corcoran  to the silver medal

Next up were our masters with Liz Foy and Brigid Fitzsimmons leading home a small field in 1st and 2nd respectively. In the men’s Johnny Fitzsimmons and Kevin Doyle finished in mid-field— results not known as we go to press.

Sept 22nd 2011: County Cross-Country Even Ages Championships

The even ages county cross country championships for even ages and Masters takes place this Sunday in Crookstown starting at 1pm. Can all athletes competing be there at 12:30pm. Directions are here. Order of events are here.

Sept 4th 2011: County “B” Championships

The County B Championships took place in Leixlip today as well as some senior and masters events. Congratulations to everyone who took part in the last track and field event of the year particularly those who won medals, Eadaoin Murtagh, Cormac Walsh, Eoin McGrath, Callum McGrath, Arron Jacob and John and William in the masters.  Full list of results here.

Photos from the presentation night are here.  Thanks to Tommy for the excellent food on the night.

Aug 30th 2011: Presentation Night

The presentation night will take place this Friday 2nd September in Aras Bríd at 7:30pm to all the children who took part in our recent success in the County League. Light refreshments will be served. All parents, grannies etc. welcome.

Aug 26th  2011 :   County “B” Championships

Hope everyone enjoyed their summer break. Training resumes next Tuesday at 6pm.

First up will be the “B” track and field championships followed by the first cross country championships for the even ages before the end of September.

Aug 8th  2011 :   County “B” Championships

The “B” County Track and Field Championships will be held on September 4th at Le Cheile’s track in Leixlip. This is open to athletes who did not win a medal at the main county championships in track or field.

Aug 5th  2011 :   Annual Flag box collection

Thanks to everyone who helped out with recent collection. The money goes a long way towards the day to day running of the club including competition entry fees etc. Also to everyone who contributed — many thanks for your support

July 27th  2011 :   Juvenile All-Ireland Track and Field

We had 3 competitors representing the club at the Juvenile All-Ireland Track and Field over 2 weekends in July. John Fitzsimmons came an excellent 10th in the boys u/14 800m. Michel Kenny took the silver medal in the boys u/19 discus and narrowly missed out on the bronze in the u/19 shot putt.. Calum McGrath was part of the boys u/13 county relay team that won the bronze medal in the 4x100m relay.

July 8th  2011 :   Kildare Juvenile League—Final Results and Presentation

Congratulations to all our athletes on achieving a brilliant 2nd place in section B of the juvenile league, only marginally off 1st place. We had four great days racing and many thanks to all the parents who brought the kids along and to our dedicated coaching staff who organised the kids on each day and ensure they got to the line on time. We have organised a special night next Wednesday 13rd July in Aras Bríd at 7:30pm when all the children who took part will get presented with their medals. All parents, grannies, brothers, sisters etc. are very welcome. (There may even be a few nibbles).

Also just to remind everyone that our annual flag box collection will take place the weekend 22nd/23rd/24th July. This is our only fun-raising activity in the year and if you can lend a hand please let Michael or Sheelagh know next Wednesday. Because of the huge effort every year we manage to keep the membership fees very low and pay for all the entry fees etc. for the kids throughout the year. This year we cannot collect in the pubs so it will be tough to match previous years efforts.

July 3rd  2011 :   Kildare Juvenile League—Round 4

Another great turnout in Newbridge today meant that section B was “too close to call a winner”. Well done to our 5 individual winners, Ava Gleeson, Tadhg Murtagh, Lara Curran, Calum McGrath and John Fitzsimmons. Every point was hard earned by all competitors—well done to everyone.

Photos from the day here.

June 29th  2011 :   Kildare Juvenile League—Round 4

The list of events is now available here for Newbridge on Sunday. Order of events to follow later.

June 27th  2011 :   Weekend Round-Up

Round 3 of the county juvenile league was held in Naas on Sunday in brilliant sunshine as evidenced by the first sunburns of the year. We had a great turnout of well over 30 athletes who all ran and jumped brilliantly to earn valuable points for the team. No results yet but remember the last and final round is next Sunday in Newbridge so another big turnout would be great.

Meanwhile in Tullamore on Sunday Michael Kenny  had two 5th places in the Discus and 35lb at the All-Ireland Junior championships.

June 20th  2011 : Leinster Juvenile Track and Field 

We had 4 athletes competing in Tullamore over the weekend, picking up 3 medals between them. John Fitzsimmons won silver in the u/14 800m. He was also 7th in the 1500m and made the final of the Long Jump. Calum McGrath, in his first Leinster outing, won gold with the county relay team and also made the final cut in the u/13 long jump. He also ran very well in the 80m just missing out on the final. Niall Kelly made the finals of the u/16 long jump and 200m and just missed out on the medals in the relay with the county team. Michael Kenny continued his good form with silver in the boys u//19 discus. Well done to all.

June 15th  2011 : Kildare Juvenile League 

The results after the 2nd round in Celbridge is now available here. We are currently lying in second place so lets have a big turnout for the 3rd round in Naas on Sunday 26th June. The order of events for Naas is here.

June 9th  2011 : Leinster Senior and Masters 

Four athletes took to the track in Tullamore on Sunday last in the Leinster Senior and Masters track and field. John Fitzsimmons finished 6th in the Masters 800m and William O’Neill came 5th in the 200m. Mick Kenny won gold in the WOF, silver in the shot putt and came 4th in the Discus. In the seniors Michael Kenny continued his good form with a bronze in the Discus.

June 3rd  2011 : News updates

We had 3 athletes from the club (John Fitzsimmons, Tadhg Murtagh, Lara Curran) represent the county teams at the National Community Games cross country at Athlone last weekend. Lara was part of the U/12 girls silver medal team and Tadhg won bronze with the U/12 boys.

Photos from the second leg of the league are now available here.

May 15th  2011 : Kildare Marathon

Well done to all club members and parents who competed in the Kildare Full, Half Marathon and 10km on Sunday. I do not have a full list of those that took part so apologies if I missed some people. Kevin Doyle, Dominic and Angeline Gleeson,  Mabel Murtagh, Breda McCann.

May 14th  2011 : County Track and Field League - Round 2

Despite being in the middle of communion and confirmation season, we had a very good turnout of athletes for the 2nd round of the juvenile league. Despite a downpour midway through the afternoon the event went off very well. Well done to everyone who took part and earned points for the club. Results and pictures from the day to follow shortly.

Dates for round 3 and 4 have been announced—June 26th Naas and July 3rd Newbridge.

May 8th  2011 : County Track and Field Championships  - Round 2

Ladies day at Celbridge. If it was the old lads day last time out then they were truly outshone by the ladies this week when our senior women’s relay team came second to a very strong St Coca's team. The team was Liz Foy, Sheelagh Morrissey, Sandra Fitzsimmons and Angeline Gleeson. The men’s senior team of Padraig Murtagh, Johnny Fitzsimmons, Kevin Doyle and Dominic Gleeson ran a great race to finish in the bronze medal position in the senior men’s relay. Other medal winners on the day included Michael Kenny, Tadhg Murtagh, Lara Curran, Callum McGrath and Ava Glesson. Special mention for Alex McCann who competed in his first walk event and although outside the medals he competed very well. Well done to all competed in some very tough conditions. Full results later.

Remember the 2nd round of the league is next Saturday 14th May at Celbridge.

May 4th  2011 : County Track and Field Championships  - Round 2

Reminder: Second round of the county track and field championships takes place this Sunday. The venue Celbridge. Please see Fixtures page for the order of events (these may change). We will meet there for warm-up at 11:30am Best of luck to everyone competing.

Apr 18th 2011 : County Track and Field Championships 

"The good wine they say is left to last" and so it was on Sunday  when in the last race of the evening, the Intermediate Men’s 4x2x2x8 Relay, the "masters" of Kildare A.C. (John Fitzsimmons, Kevin Doyle, Padraig Murtagh [just out of retirement] and William O'Neill) came home 3rd .. however the real achievement was beating one of the two u/17 boys team in the process. It was in fact a very good day for the "masters" with medals for Liz Foy, John Fitzsimmons, Mick Kenny, William O'Neill and Kevin Doyle. Elsewhere the juvenile stars of the day who won medals were Ava Gleeson, Lara Curran, Tadhg Murtagh, Callum McGrath, Matthew Doyle, John Fitzsimmons, Niall Kelly and Michael Kenny. There were many other near misses and some excellent performances from all our athletes many competing at county level for the first time. The experience they gained will surely stand to them in the second day of the championships on May 8th. Once again many thanks to the coaches and parents who kept the kids occupied and got them to the start-line on time.

The 2nd round of the juvenile league takes place in Celbridge on Saturday May 14th. We are currently 4th in section B but there is only a handful of points separating all the teams so a big turnout will ensure we move up the table.

Note: Training as normal over Easter so go easy on the eggs :)

Apr 14th 2011 : County Track and Field Championships  - Changes

Reminder: First round of the county track and field championships takes place this Sunday. The venue has been changed to Crookstown as has the order of events. Please see Fixtures page for the new order of events. We will meet there for warm-up at 11:30am Best of luck to everyone competing.

Apr 10th 2011 : Crookstown Open Sports 

Glorious sunshine and great competition was the order of the day in Crookstown with all athletes enjoying the day out. Among the medal winners were Lara Curran, Sarah Fitzsimmons, Ava Gleeson, Tadhg Murtagh, John Fitzsimmons and Matthew Doyle but the performance of the day goes to our U/10 girls relay team of Ava Gleeson, Eadaoin Murtagh, Aine Fennelly and Saoirse Murtagh (running for the first time) who took the bronze medal. Full results are here.

NOTE: The 1st round of the county championships is changed from Newbridge to Crookstown next Sunday.

Mar 31st 2011 : County Track and Field League 1st round

Over 30 athletes, many running competitively for the first time, turned out in Kilcock on Sunday for the first part of the inter club league. Everyone put in a great effort and scored valuable points for the club team. Many thanks to all the parents who helped out  organising and cheering on the children. Photos of the day are here. Looking forward to the next round already.

Next up is the Crookstown Open Sports Day (10th April) which anyone can attend. It is not an official club event but if you want to go and need a singlet let Sheelagh know and we can organise it. It’s a great day out—especially if the weather is good :) Directions here.

Remember if you need club hoodies etc. talk to Mabel any Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday—next order going in soon.

Mar 24th 2011 : County Track and Field League 1st round

Remember kick off is 12 noon so please be there at least 30mins before that for warm-up etc. Directions to Kilcock are here. Programs of events are here.

Feb 18th 2011 : Dates for your diary

Community Games Cross Country  [U/12 & U14] - March 12th

County Track and Field League 1st round - March 27th (Provisional)

County Track and Field Championships - April 17th and May 8th

Community Games Track and Field - June 22nd/23rd    

Feb 17th 2011 : Leinster Juvenile Indoors

7 competitors , Michael Kenny, Niall Kelly, Lara Curran, John Fitzsimmons, Matthew Doyle, Tadhg Murtagh travelled to Nenagh last Saturday and Sunday for the Leinster Juvenile Indoors. Tadhg and Lara competing in their first indoors preformed admirably finishing 7th in the long jump and 8th in the 600m respectively. Michael Kenny was our only winner over the weekend taking gold in the shot putt.

Feb 7th 2011 : All Ireland Intermediate, Masters and Juvenile “B”

We had 6 competitors in Dublin on a wet and soggy Sunday. First up was Lara Curran who came 24th in the Girls u/11 and won silver with the county team. Next up was Tadhg Murtagh who finished 20th in the boys u/11. John Fitzsimmons and Matthew Doyle were in the u/13 boys, finishing 18th and 64th respectively. John was part of the successful county team that took the gold medal. In the u/15 boys Niall Kelly came home 26th.

In the Intermediate ladies Liz Foy came home 23rd and was part of the Kildare County team who came 2nd.

Jan 24th 2011 : All Ireland Masters Indoor

We had 2 competitors in Nenagh on Sunday at the All Ireland Masters Indoors. Liz Foy won gold in both the 400 and 800 V2 category. In the men’s, Mick Kenny came 2nd in the 3Km walk (V4) and fourth in the shot putt. Well done to both.

Jan 10th 2011 : Leinster Star Awards

Congratulations to Michael Kenny who received a Leinster Star award as the top male juvenile athlete in Kildare having won his first national discus title in 2010. Full list of winners here.

Jan 5th 2011

Happy New Year to everyone.

Remember training is back next Tuesday 11th — usual time usual place

Dec 21st 2010:  Seasons Greetings

We have now finished our training for this year and on behalf of the committee we would like to wish all our members, parents and patrons a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year. We would also like to thank our dedicated coaching team for their excellent work and commitment throughout the year

Look forward to seeing you all in January



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