County Championships in Ballycurran 7th October 2018

7th October 2018


7 top 3 Medalists

GOLD: Hazel Coogan, Sarah Kehoe, Hannah Kehoe,

SILVER:  Billy Coogan, Derek Kehoe

BRONZE: Alex Brennan, Robert Coogan, 

8 Club Team Prizes

GOLD U10 Boys, U12 Girls

SILVER U14 Girls

BRONZE U10 Girls, U10 Boys, U12 Boys, U14 Boys, U16 Boys



U8 Girls 200m 6th Eimear Keating, 11th Heidi Ryan

This short and snappy 200m, started the Championship with a bang (or whistle). Its a race of speed and Eimear was fast out & finished strongly.

U8 Boys 200m 4th Rory Treacy, 5th Oisin Doyle, 7th MJ Carroll, 14th David Carroll, 15th Aidan Malone

This large field of 26 boys brought great excitement to the Gowran supporters with the boys running at full flight down the hill to the finish line one after another. If there had been a team prize in this age, we would have got second so a great team forming here for future days.


U10 Girls 600m 4th Kate Hayden, 16th Kathy Phelan, 17th Holly Drennan, 26th Niamh Brennan, 29th Anna Kelsey, 31st Abbie Cunningham, 34th Ailish Keating, 35 Aisling O’Neill, 36th Orlaith Carroll, 39th Lauren Phelan, 41 Lucy Cunningham, 58th Aoife Brennan

3rd Club Team

A massive group of almost 60 girls and 12 of them from Gowran.Kate Hayden went to the front from the start and maintained position throughout the 600m barely missing out on an individual medal. Kathy, Holly and Niamh made up the team to come 3rd with Holly and Niamh putting in excellent performances up in age from U9.


U10 Boys 600m 3rd Robert Coogan, 4th Sam McAviney, 5th Tomás Carroll, 8th Conor Carroll, 9th Odhrán Prendergast, 13th Evan Ryan, 14th Darragh Carroll, 15th Conor Malone, 18th Ross Murray, 26th Dylan Drennan, 27th Liam Treacy

1st and 3rd Club Team

31 in this 600m race with Robert staying with the main bunch from the start and steadily making his way to 3rd position. Robert is an U9 athlete so brilliant to see him do so well up in age. Sam, Tomás and Conor C. followed closely to bring the team home in 1st place. And we also won 3rd team with Odhrán, Evan, Darragh,  Conor M. Evan and Darragh again U9 runners competing U10 today. Great to see 11 Gowran boys in this race!


U12 Girls 1500m 1st Hazel Coogan, 3rd Alex Brennan, 5th Órla Brennan,12th Eimear Brennan, 21st Alibhe Steger, 22nd Alice Hatton, 33th Emily Maley, 37th Molly Lynch, 40th Annie Fogarty

1st Club Team

The U12 girls led from the start and controlled the race from the front. Hazel finish well and won gold with Alex, Órla and Eimear battling hard to the finish to ensure the Club team won first position. Órla and Eimear up from U11, showed amazing strength and speed to finish in the top 12.


U12 Boys 1500m 5th Tom Kehoe, 8th Darragh Dunne, 10th Micheal Holland, 12th Aidan Keating, 16th Charlie Ryan, 17th James Kelsey, 18th Liam O’Dwyer, 26th Ruairi Phelan

2nd Club Team

U11 Athlete Tom had a great day with no holding back from the start. Darragh, Micheal and Aidan all in the top 10 meant silver for the club.


U14 Girls 2500m 1st Sarah Kehoe, 6th Rachel O’Neill, 22nd Maria Connolly, 23rd Clodagh Malone

2nd Club Team

Sarah won gold, in this large field of 30 girls, with determination. From the start she pulled away from the pack and led the field gradually increasing the distance over the course. Rachel, Maria and new club runner Clodagh ran well to win 2nd team.


U14 Boys 2500m 2nd Billy Coogan, 7th Luke Phelan, 11th Matthew McAviney 13th Iueri Prendergast 14th Mikey Keating

3rd Club Team

Billy was very strong in this race and was in the top of the group from the outset. Williams from Senans was always going to be the one to contend with as they have had many a cross-country race together. Boyle from KCH was also in contention. By the end of the 2500m course the top three were well spaced and no sprint finished was required but the boys put their heart into it anyway. Silver for Gowran.


U16 Girls 3500m 1st Hannah Kehoe

Hannah took off from the start right to the front. The Thomastown girls Kirwan, O’Keeffe and Dillon along with Godden of KCH have see many a race together but there was no question of who was most deserving of gold today.


U16 Boys 3500m 8th Cillian Dunne, 9th Matthew Holland, 10th David Byrne, 12 Diego Rodiguez

2nd Club Team

Cillian, Matthew, David and new club runner Diego ran the 3500m well and did the club proud with their silver club team medals.


O40s Ladies 3000m 9th Siobhan O’Dwyer

Home territory for St. Joseph’s, so they made up half of the competitors in the race. Maria Griffith led from the start and won with ease. Siobhan ran a steady race and finished strong in 9th position. St. Josephs won 1st and 3rd team.  First county race for new club Kings River AC ladies and their team came in 2nd. Disappointingly no team for Gowran.


O40s Men 6000m 2nd Derek Kehoe

A two man race at the front with Derek and Peter Barry (SJ). The were neck and neck for most of the 6000m. Barry made a few moves to pass but Derek responded well and held him off until Barry made one final increase in speed from 400m to go and took a 50m lead from Derek. Great run from our only club runner.