CLUB CALL

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KIL­MORE A.C.

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 kil­more­ath­let­ic­sclub@gmail.com

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 kil­more­ath­let­ics@gmail.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!

WEX­FORD MARATHON

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

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.

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