Tickets are available now for our 85th anniversary dinner taking place in the Silver Fox, Kilmore Quay, on Friday, November 9, at 7.30 p.m.
A three-course meal costs €25. Places are limited and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis from Mary (087-7564888) or Paddy (087-9273545). A great evening of celebrations are guaranteed.
Senior training is in Kilmore G.A.A. grounds on Wednesday at 6.30 p.m. All adult members are welcome as well as experienced runners.
Juvenile training is in Kilmore G.A.A. grounds on Mondays and Thursdays at 6.30 p.m. We also train on The Burrow in Kilmore Quay (Sofrimar end) on Sundays at 10 a.m.
Strength and conditioning with Fiona is on Wednesday in Kilmore G.A.A. Centre at 6.30 p.m. for Juvenile members. See the training programmes for details.
Young runners must be seven years old already this year to qualify under Athletics Ireland rules. New members are welcome, and parents can contact us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The new ‘Couch to 5k’ programme is on Tuesdays in Kilmore G.A.A. grounds at 7 p.m. It’s still not too late to join!
For further information, contact Mary (087-7564888) or email@example.com. See you there! Get active with Kilmore A.C.
All roads lead to Adamstown next Sunday for day two of the Leinster cross-country championships. The races are for uneven ages and Seniors.
The very best of luck to all Kilmore athletes in action, we’re sure you’ll fly!
Paddy Rowe and Paul Duggan completed the Mourne Skyline mountain trail race in Northern Ireland. It was a 35k race incorporating 3,370m of accumulative ascent.
The boys rose to the challenge with finishing times of seven hours 15 minutes for Paddy, and seven hours 32 minutes for Paul. That’s some climbing boys..congratulations on another fantastic achievement.
The Amsterdam Marathon took place on Sunday, October 21, and nine members travelled over to take part. The race started and finished in the Olympic Stadium. We had great performances with some super personal bests.
Full results: Stephen Ainsworth 2:59 (P.B.), Conor Barry 3.09 (P.B.), Dylan Barry 3.23 (P.B.), Lorraine McMahon 3.41, Ruth O’Connell 3.46 (P.B.), Anthony Kennelly 3.46, Mag Balfe 4.03, Anna Monahan 4.23, Máire Browne-Carley 4.23. Well done guys.
On a cold, crispy morning, W.M.C. colours lined up on the streets of Dublin for the Dublin City Marathon, with all competitors successfully crossing the line. Congratulations to everyone on their brilliant results, with more P.B’s too.
Full results: Conor Barry 3.18, Jason Kehoe 3.27 (P.B.), Adrian Campbell 3.48 (P.B.), Ruth O’Connell 3.49, Alan O’Rourke 3.52 (P.B.), Anthony Kennelly 4.06, Angie Whelan 4.06, Máire Browne-Carley 4.16, Jackie Furlong 4.20 (P.B.), Mel O’Leary 4.20, Mag Balfe 4.20, Jane Power 4.32 (P.B.), Georgina Gaul 4.32, Anne Marie O’Brien 4.33, Nicky O’Brien 4.33, Seán Bates 4.38, Barbara Sludds 4.42, Paul Cullen 4.43, Donal O’Reilly 4.53, Orla Doyle 4.58, Daniel Bury 4.55, Frances Gavin 5.04, Mary Catherine Murphy 5.17, Nicola Bury 5.21, Martin Carroll 5.26, Dennis Gill 5.31. ST. KILLIAN’S A.C.
Well done to Niall Sheil who travelled to Dungarvan on Sunday morning to compete in the 25th annual Brickie 5k hosted by West Waterford Athletic Club.
The conditions were ideal for the testing course that always attracts a high level of competition, and Sunday was no different with Wexford, Waterford and Tipperary athletes making the podium.
Niall had a great race, picking up the pace coming into the last 2k to take the win in a time of 16 minutes five seconds from Noel Murphy of Waterford Athletic Club in second in 16 minutes 28 seconds.
This was great preparation for Niall as he will represent Ireland in the upcoming Home Nations cross-country championships in Swansea in a couple of weeks.
A reminder to all parents of the Juvenile members that indoor training resumed yesterday (Monday, November 5) in Crossabeg national school. First to third class members will train from 6.30-7.30 p.m., and it’s from 7.30-8.30 p.m. for fourth classes and upwards.
There’s also training on Thursdays only for the older group from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
The annual general meeting of the club will take place on Wednesday, December 5.
Wexford Hockey Club’s ladies’ firsts got back to winning ways at the Astro Active Centre in Enniscorthy on Saturday when they took on Botanic firsts in the first round of the Division 3/4 cup.
After a two-week break, the team was fresh and ready to go, despite the dreadful wet and windy conditions that brought an added challenge to the day.
Wexford started strongly and had a number of good chances, stemming from strong inter-play between midfield and the forwards.
Midfielder Muireann McCarthy linked well with Miriam Lambert, while high forward Catherina Corcoran also won great possession inside the Botanic circle.
Sinéad McDonnell came out of her usual sweeper position to centre midfield and drove the attack, while Ciara Pettitt was unlucky not to get her stick to the end of a few long balls into the danger area.
Botanic favoured a high forward and looked dangerous with this tactic, but the Wexford backs diligently policed their players and made their tackles count.
Despite Wexford’s pressure and short corner count, the score remained at 0-0. The team had rattled the net shortly before half-time through Sinéad McDonnell, but the goal was disallowed as it was deemed to have been struck too high from a short corner.
Play resumed and Wexford kept the pressure on, winning a number of further short corners and finally getting themselves on the scoresheet through sharpshooter Miriam ‘Bert’ Lambert who took control of a shot rebounding from the Botanic goalkeeper’s pads and slotted it to the back of the net.
Wexford continued to pile the pressure on Botanic while maintaining control all over the field. Botanic had one or two chances through short corners but failed to convert. The game finished on a scoreline of 1-0.
Wexford will face either Y.M.C.A. 1 or Genesis 2 on December 8. They will return to league duty next week.
Wexford: Anna Hayes, Chloe O’Connor, Ciara McGrath, Anna Corcoran, Joanne Grant, Avril Jones, Sinéad McDonnell, Ciara Pettitt, Muireann McCarthy, Miriam Lambert, Catherina Corcoran, Sinéad Dempsey, Clodagh Walsh, Alannah Davis.
The club will host a fundraising table quiz at the Talbot Hotel on November 15 at 8 p.m. Teams of four cost €40 for adults, or €20 for junior teams. There will be a raffle with great prizes up for grabs. Quiz master will be Tom Dempsey, and all are welcome.
Following a very successful year, in which promotion was secured from Leinster Division 5 and three of the Ladies firsts players (Sinéad McDonnell, Ciara Pettitt and Leonie Grant) made the Ireland Over-40s panel, the club has been nominated for a South East Radio Sports Award, for hockey club of the year. The awards ceremony takes place in the Riverside Park Hotel on November 22.
UNITED STRIDERS A.C.
The under-age Striders hit on a gold rush at Navan at the provincial cross-country event, winning an array of individual, club team and county team medals.
Hopes were high for some good team performances, but what unfolded certainly exceeded all expectations.
Heather Costello was our first athlete in action, in the Under-12 girls’ event, and set a very high standard for those following. Heather has been a real role model for the younger girls’ age groups all year long and put in another great effort over 2k.
The Under-12 boys’ team were missing Olan Delaney but, nevertheless, ran a great team race to record an eighth place finish in the club team event. Led home by the wily old campaigner, Ronan Shannon, the team also included Eoin Hannan, Sam Myers and Keelan Ryan, with all performing really well.
Over 3k, Isabel Bawden and Hazel Hickey did really well, with the Wexford girls finishing eighth.
The Striders had a clean sweep of the Under-14 boys’ event, winning individual, club team and providing much of the winning Wexford squad.
Myles Hewlett lit up the race from the gun, setting a blistering pace and quickly reducing the lead group to three. After collecting two second place finishes in last year’s Leinster events, Myles deservedly claimed gold with a stunning display of relentless front running.
Behind Myles, the Striders were really motoring, with Eoin Shannon also winning an individual medal, Cosmo Hewlett and Finn Kelly finishing inside the top 20, and Seán Lennon, Ben Myers, Caolan Costello and Tomasso Hickey all well up the field.
After a nervous wait, both the Striders and Co. Wexford were announced the Under-14 boys’ Leinster champions in their respective team events.
The Striders Under-16 boys also collected gold in the club team event and helped Wexford to another gold. Ben Wall and Adam O’Connor both won additional individual medals, with Aidan Shannon, Robert Wall and Oisín Mac Eochaidh all contributing for the team wins.
Over 4k, Grace Costello and Rebecca Bawden were excellent in their Under-18 girls’ event.
In the men’s Junior race, fortune did not favour the Striders, with Aedan Rogers picking up an injury in the second half of his 6k event. Aedan was cruising along in third place at the time and was certainly on course for a big finish when fate intervened.
Well done to all Striders Juveniles who performed so well. A special mention to our latest Leinster cross-country champion, Myles Hewlett, and to our Leinster champion boys’ Under-14 and Under-16 teams.
Following on from the successful U.S.A.C. Juvenile performances, the Senior Striders were in action over the same course in the afternoon, competing in the Leinster Novice cross-country championship.
With the Striders providing the bulk of the Wexford squad, it was no surprise that Alan O’Connor, Brendan Lyng and George Delaney were the first Wexford athletes across the line, all finishing at the front end.
Pat Murray, Fabian Flood, Gavin Kelly and Emmett Malone made up the remainder of the club and county squads, with the Striders finishing in seventh place in the club competition and Wexford finishing sixth place in the county event. Well done also to John Stone (D.M.P.) and Michael O’Flaherty (Kilmore) who completed the Wexford squad.
Members of Wexford Marathon Club who took part in the Dublin City Marathon.
Members of Rosslare Kettlebell Club who competed in the world championships in Latvia.
Patricia Molloy of Rosslare Kettlebell Club, winner of gold and bronze medals at the world championships in Latvia.