Archive News from 2016

Dec  16th 2016: Club Cross Country Championships

Well done to all who turned out for our annual cross country races this morning . Full results are here.

Nov 21st 2016: Newbridge Open Cross Country

Well done to our younger athletes who won the team competition at the first Newbridge AC Open Cross Country event. Excellent performances all round top pip Newbridge for the top prize in the last event of the day.

Nov 14th 2016: Leinster Cross Country

Well done to our club members who represented  club and county in the recent Leinster Cross Country Championships.

Oct 20th 2016: County Cross Country

We had a great turnout on both days in Suncroft and congratulations to all our medal winners, both individual and teams. It was fantastic to see so many teams competing at all ages.

Day 1 results are here

Day 2 results are here.

Best of luck to all those competing in Leinster on club and county teams.

Sep 28th 2016: Cross Country Dates for your diary

County XC Even Ages - 2nd October 2016 - Suncroft @ 11am

County XC Odd Ages - 9th October 2016 - Suncroft @ 12pm

Leinster XC Even Ages - Sat 29th October 2016 — New Forest Golf Club, Tyrrellspass, Co. Westmeath

Leinster XC Odd Ages - 12/13th November 2016 -TBD

All-Ireland XC Even Ages —  27th November 2016 - National Sports Campus, Abbotstown

All _Ireland XC Odd Ages — 11th December 2016 — Dundalk IT

Aug 24th 2016: Training Resumes

Training is back in full swing on Tues and Thurs in the park @ 6pm. Cross Country training for kids 9 and over takes place on the Curragh on Sat mornings @ 10:30am (cross roads at old military graveyard

Jul 11th 2016: Summer Training Break

The last day of training is tomorrow Tuesday 12th July. Training will resume on Tuesday 16th August. Enjoy the break.

Best of luck to those competing in the All Irelands over the summer

Jul 11th 2016: All-Ireland Juveniles—Weekend 1

The shot putters took the honours at the weekend with 4 medals, one fourth and two other top ten finishes. In the Juvenile B championships on Saturday, gold went to Charlie O’Neill (U16) and Hannah Wilson (U13) and silver to Sarah Fitzsimons (U16) and Kiela Moore (u12).

No joy on the medal front on Sunday but outstanding performances from all our entries. Peter and Hugh Hamilton finished in the top 10 of their 600m/800m finals. Eoin O’Connor made the final of the U17 800m  and Tadhg Murtagh just missed out on a medal in the U17 110m hurdles where he finished 4th. Days 2 &3 of the Juvenile All Irelands take place in a fortnights time.

Jul 4th 2016: Kildare County League

The tremendous effort of those turned out last Sunday for the final round of the league paid dividends as we passed Celbridge in the standings and will compete in Section A once again next year.

Jul 4th 2016: All-Ireland Junior and U23

Congrats to our relay team of Loic, Robert, Andrew and Eoin who came third at the weekend in Tullamore.

Jul 1st 2016: Community Games

The county community games athletics final were held over 3 nights last week. First up were the field events held in Leixlip. Hannah Wilson won the U14 Shot and goes onto the National Finals in Athlone in August. David Heffernan took bronze in the U14 long jump. The track events took place in Clongowes Wood college on Weds/Thurs and the following won medals, Edward Kavanagh 1st U8 80m, Kiela Moore 2nd U12 100m, Tom Murtagh 2nd U12 600m, Peter Hamilton 1st, Hugh Hamilton 3rd U14 800m, Hannah Webb 3rd U14 800m, Éadaoin Murtagh 4th U14 80m hurdles, Charlie O’Neill 2nd U16 100m. The mixed U13 relay took gold which included Éadaoin Murtagh, Hannah Wilson and Cathal Thompson, mixed U10 were 3rd Darragh Murtagh, Sam Bale, Dylan Morrissey and Emma-Jane Wilson.

Jun 23rd 2016: Kildare County League Update

Update from County Board:

I'm sure everyone is by now aware that Ireland v. France kick off is scheduled for 2.00pm this Sunday. As a result the plans for league round 4 on Sunday have been changed.

A, B and C divisions will now compete simultaneously on Sunday morning, with the competition starting for everyone at 9.30am. I've been asked to advise that this will be 9.30am sharp and that clubs should ensure that their officials are in place well in time to allow a 9.30am start.

There will have to be some changes to the programme of events to facilitate the competitions being run simultaneously and to ensure we're all home well in time for kick off. Michael Casey and John Troy will communicate the amended programme to the respective clubs when they've had a chance to discuss it with each other later tonight. But one of the changes is that all field events scoring will be based on 2 throws/jumps/putts etc instead of the usual 3.

I know some of the programme changes will be at short notice, but it's all being done in the National interest.

Jun 20th 2016: Leinster Championships

We had loads of competitors at the Juvenile Leinsters over the last few weekends with many outstanding performances. Congrats to all who competed and to those who medalled—best of luck in the All-Irelands. Full results available on the Results page.

May 30th 2016: All-Ireland Combined Events

Well done to Tadhg Murtagh who came second in the All-Ireland Youths Decathlon in Santry over the weekend .

May 30th 2016: County B Championships and County Throws

Congratulations to our medal winners for the final county championships meeting in Crookstown yesterday: David Hamilton, Liam Houlihan, Barry Gibbons, Liam Houlihan, Michael Kenny, John Fitzsimons, Leah Murray, Olivia Houlihan, Emma Jane Wilson, Éadaoin Murtagh.

May 23rd 2016: Leinster Championships

Congratulations to Robert Hewson on his 2 bronze medals from the Junior championships on Saturday and to our latest Leinster Champion Tadhg Murtagh who won gold at the combined events in Enniscorthy on Sunday.

May 20th 2016: Leinster Championships

Best of luck to our competitors this weekend in the Leinster Championships.  We have 4 relay teams in Greystones on Sat - Girls U/10 and U/12, Boys U/12 and Junior Men. The Junior championships are also on Sat and we are represented by Andrew O'Brien, Eoin O'Connor, Jamie Fitzsimons, Lara Curran, Loic Deugan, Robert Hewson and John Fitzsimons.  On Sunday Tadhg Murtagh competes @U/17 in the Leinster Combined Events in Enniscorthy


May 16th 2016: County Championships —Day 3

Day 3 was the turn of the seniors. Tadhg Murtagh took gold in the Triple Jump and Robert Hewson took bronze in the 800m. The senior relay team also took bronze after a great race—Loic Deugan, Andrew O’Brien, Eoin O’Connor and Robert Hewson.

The trials for the inter-county relay teams were also held. Well done to Loic Deugan, Jamie Fitzsimons and Ben Curran for making their teams. Eoin O’Connor and Cathal Thompson are subs on their teams.

May 9th 2016: County Championships —Day 2

Once again a great turnout in the good weather in Celbridge. Congratulations to all competitors and medal winners: Boys: Robert Hewson,  Andrew Carroll, John Fitzsimons, Loic Deugan, Tadhg Murtagh, Eoin O’Connor, Jamie Fitzsimons, Peter Hamilton, Hugh Hamilton, Ben Curran, Edward Kavanagh. Girls: Lara Curran, Éadaoin Murtagh, Hannah Wilson, Saoirse Murtagh and Leah Murray. Performance of the day goes to the U10 relay team who came 3rd: Amelia Walsh, Maria Bolger, Emma-Jane Wilson and Máirín Kirby

May 6th 2016: Competition Dates

County Championships—Day 2 :Celbridge 8th May

County Championships—Day 3: Leixlip  15th May

County League—Day 3 : Celbridge 19th May

May 3rd 2016: County Championships —Day 1

Congratulations to all who took part in the first round of the county championships in Leixlip on Sunday. Well done to our medal winners Kiela Moore, Amelia Walsh, Lara Curran, Tadhg Murtagh Hugh Hamilton, Peter Hamilton, Eoin O'Connor, Edward Kavanagh, Ben Curran, Robert Hewson, Andrew O'Brien, Loic Deugan.

Apr 20th 2016: County League—Round 2 Results

Provisional results following round 2 are here.

Apr 19th 2016: County Track and Field Championships

The programs and order of events for the county track and field championships are now available on the Fixtures page.

Apr 8th 2016: CANCELLATION

Community Games Cross Country CANCELLED tonight

Apr 6th 2016: Up and Coming Events

Well done to all who competed in the “winter” conditions in Naas last weekend. Next round of the league (hopefully in better weather) is Sunday 17th April in Crookstown.

The Community Games Cross Country is on this Friday in Sarsfields GAA for U/12s, U/13s and U/14s. It is entries on the night but check with you local community games area.

Mar 21st 2016: Up and Coming Events

The indoor season is now over so we kick on with the outdoor Track and Field. First up is the first round of the county league on Sunday 3rd April in Naas. A week later is the very popular Crookstown Sports followed by the second round of the county league in Crookstown. The county championships kick off in May. Check out the Fixtures/Results page for the full list.

Feb 5th 2016: Club Development News

Round Towers GAA Club Kildare Town submitted plans for an all weather pitch and running track to Kildare County for their approval on the 03rd of Feburary 2016.
The project is being constructed in conjunction with the Kildare Town Athletic Club and is being funded by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport under the Sports Capital Program 2004 which was awarded to Round Towers GAA Club.
The Department are delighted to s
ee the funds being used for a cross community inter sport project. The project will be of benefit to the wider community of Kildare Town which sadly is lacking adequate sporting facilities for a town of its size.
Frank McMahon the chairman of Round Towers GAA club is delighted with the feedback that has been provided by both the members of the club and the wider community in Kildare Town in relation to the project. Frank said “Round Towers GAA Club has provided facilities for the community of Kildare Town for 129 years we celebrate our 130th anniversary next year and it would be a fitting tribute to all members who have worn the Black and Amber and who have supported the club in those years to see such a state of the art facility opening in Kildare Town”
Eddie Pelin the chairman of Kildare Town Athletic Club is delighted that Round Towers GAA club have included The Kildare Town Athletic Club in the project by suggesting the provision of an all-weather running track as part of the project. The Kildare Town Athletic Club celebrate their 60th anniversary this year and it is hoped that the project will be completed in late summer 2016 and the official opening will form part of their diamond anniversary celebrations.

Jan 22nd 2016: Leinster Cross Country Relays

A very successful day in Kilmacow for our underage relay teams last weekend. Boys U/12 came first, Boys U/14 came second and our girls U/12 came a very creditable 7th.

Jan 11th 2016: County Indoors

We had a great turnout for the county indoors held  in Athlone last Saturday. Well done to everyone who competed and congratulations to our medal winners, Grace Murtagh, Keila Moore, Hannah Wilson, Lara Curran, Hugh Hamilton, Ben Curran, Aeden Kelly, Cathal Thompson, Peter Hamilton, Tadhg Murtagh, Eoin O’Connor, Jamie Fitzsimons, Sean Conway and Michael Kenny Snr and Jnr.

Next up is the Leinster cross country relays in Kilmacow next weekend. This is followed by the All-Ireland Indoor Combined events the following Saturday and the Masters/Juvenile B cross country on the Sunday in Dundalk.

Jan 1st 2016: Happy New Year

Hope everyone had a great Christmas. Training resumes on Tuesday 5th January at the usual time. The county indoor championships are on in Athlone on 9th January. Check with the coaches to see if you are entered.

Dec 16th 2015: Club Cross Country—Christmas Training

We wish to invite all senior members and parents (male and female) of members to a fun handicapped 3km race in St. Brigid’s Park on Sunday 27th Dec at 11am. All levels welcome - shake off those Christmas blues. Your chance to show the kids how it's done. 

Thursday  is the last night of training for the year. On behalf of the coaches and committee we would like to wish all our members a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Training will resume on Tuesday 5th January. Remember the County Indoor Championships take place in Athlone on 9th January 2016