County Championship Uneven ages and O45s

14 Oct 2018

10 top 3 Medalists

GOLD: Robert Coogan, Sarah Kehoe, Ruairi Murphy

SILVER: Órla Brennan, Darragh Carroll, Billy Coogan, Tom Kehoe, Derek Kehoe, Rachel O’Neill

BRONZE: Sam Brennan,


8 Club Team Prizes

GOLD U11 Boys, U11 Girls, U13 Girls

SILVER U11 Boys, U15 Girls, U15 Boys, U17 Girls



SHIELD for Best Juvenile Club 2018  – Gowran AC

Gowran have not won this since 1988.  “Fantastic performances by all, a huge thank you to all who made this happen after 30 year’s of waiting” Liam Kealy



U7 Girls 200m  9thMaebh Farrell, 10th Pearl Treacy

U7 Boys 200m 9th Dylan McGee,12th Ted Kelsey


U9 Girls 400m 12th Lauren Phelan,13th Holly Drennan, 18th Niamh Brennan, 21st Lucy Cunningham, 23rd Aisling O’Neill, 24th Anna Kelsy, 25th Orlaith Carroll, 29th Muireann Greene, 34th Emily O’Keffee, 36th Eimear Keating, 38th Daisy Coomey, 40th Alice Kennedy, 41st Heidi Ryan, 42nd Aoife Brennan, 49th Rose Kennedy

With over 50 athletes, this race was a battle for positions from the start of the race. Tough cookie Lauren ran a fantastic race and was the 1st of our 15 girls home.

U9 Boys 400m 1st Robert Coogan, 2nd Darragh Carroll, 7th Evan Ryan, 9th David Timmins, 12th Sam Corr, 15th Dara Leamy, 24th Matthew Cooke, 25th Gearoid Farrell, 33rd Liam Treacy, 36th Rory Treacy, 38th Dylan Drennan, 44th David Carroll

Despite the field of again over 50 runners (12 of them ours), Robert and Darragh made it to the front and battled hard all the way coming in 1st and 2nd with Evan and David coming in the top 10. A club team prize would have been possible if they had team prizes for this age. A gang to watch for 2019.

U11 Girls 1000m1st Club Team – 2nd Órla Brennan, 4th Eimear Brennan, 7th Alibhe Steger, 9th Lucy Coomey, 13th Eve Doyle, 17th Cathy Phelan, 26th Kate Hayden, 33rd Molly Lynch, 34th Abbie Cunningham, 35th Ailish Keating, 40th Ceola Leamy, 41st Aoibhlinn Steger

Órla ran a fantastic race and got out to the front of the bunch. She held well for most of the race, gaining a clear lead with 300 meters to go. Despite a solid performance, a KCH athlete with renewed energy passed Órla with 50 meters to the finish. Órla tried to respond but the other girl fought too and won this time. Órla was followed by Eimear, Ailbhe and Lucy to get the 1st Club team.

U11 Boys 1000m1st & 2nd Club Team – 2nd Tom Kehoe, 5th Conor Carroll, 6th David McGee, 7th Aidan Keating, 9th James Kelsey, 11th Charlie Ryan, 14th Tomás Carroll, 16th Sam McAvinney,19th Odhrán Prendergast, 20th Adam Joyce, 33rd Eabhan Kehoe, 34th Ross Murray, 36th Conor Malone, 39th Luke Kelly, 43rd Noah Denieffe.

Again a massive field of boys with 15 from Gowran AC. Tom Kehoe got away and clear of the group for most of the race with his cousin Joss O’Conor from St.Josephs leading. He finished strong in 2nd and we were all left wondering what could have happened if he had another 500 meters to run. Conor Carroll up in age from U10 had an amazing run and came in 5th with David and Aidan following suit to give them a clear 1st place club team. But we were not finished with that. James, Charlie, Tomás and Sam also ran to the max and won 2nd place club team. The first 12 athletes home are selected for the county team and 6 of those boys were from Gowran.

U13 Girls 2000m1st Club Team – 1st Sarah Kehoe, 2nd Rachel O’Neill, 4th Hazel Coogan, 7th Ruth Fogarty, 11th Alex Brennan, 23rd Clodagh Mahon, 26th Roisin Brennan, 31st Kate Kelly, 33rd Saraid Greene, 37th Emily Maley

Sarah Kehoe was always the favourite going in to this race after she won the U14 2500 meters last week in Ballycurran. She took a lead early on and was followed by a bunch including Rachel and Hazel. Rachel clinched 2nd in a battle to the finish. Hazel up from U12 finished strongly right behind in 4th. With Ruth Fogarty in 7th, 1st club team was a certainty.

U13 Boys 2000m3th Club Team – 1st Ruairi Murphy, 3rd Sam Brennan, 11th Jack Joyce, 12th Matthew McAvinney, 15th Darragh Dunne, 16th Liam O’Dwyer,18th Ruairi Phelan, 20th Micheal Holland, 21st Mikey Keating, 22nd Eoin Corr

Ruairi was a sight to watch today. He took the lead from early on and most probably thought, he couldn’t keep the pace going. But Ruairi has a great engine and he powered through the 2000m to finish first with ease. Newcomer Sam ran a superb race coming 3rd. With Jack and Matthew following, 11th and 12th, the boys got a 3rd club team prize for their great efforts.


U15 Girls 2500m2nd Club Team – 9th Maria Connolly, 13th Emma Corr, 16th Iseult Greene, 17th Peig Keating

Maria, Emma, Iseult and Peig all ran strong and got 2nd team prize for efforts.

U15 Boys 3000m– 2nd Club Team – 2nd Billy Coogan, 7th Cillian Dunne, 8th Luke Phelan, 11th Charlie Brennan, 12th Matthew Holland,14th Luke Joyce, 16th Pauraic Kavanagh

Billy ran a great race again coming 2nd this week but getting stronger with each race. He was followed by Cillian, Luke and Charlie to get 2nd club team.


U17 Girls 3500m2nd Club Team – 9th Eve O’Dwyer, 10th Rebecca Lennon, 11th Robyn Denieffe, 12th Elizabeth Maley,

The girls came out in style today taking home 2nd Club team.

U17 Boys 4000m – 7th David Byrne, 9th Adam Ryan, 10th Diego Rodiguez,

David, Adam and Diego all ran solid races determined to get a team prize but 4th team member Eoghan Kavanagh got an injury so he reluctantly had to step out of the race.


045 Ladies 3000m2nd Club Team – 6th Siobhan O Dwyer, 8th Emma Cooke, 9th Caitlin Brennan

The ladies race started quickly and the athletes set in to their positions pretty quickly with KCH leading the group. First “Gowran Gals” Siobhan O’Dwyer came in 9th position, followed by Emma Cooke and Caitlin Brennan both making their Cross Country debut.

045 Men 3000m2nd Club Team – 2nd Derek Kehoe, 7th John Leamy, 9th Gary Farrell, 10th Kevin Hayden, 11th Eamon Kelsey

Derek ran a great race, coming 2nd, narrowly beaten by King’s River Philip Fennelly. John ran comfortably coming in 7th with Gary not far behind. Kevin and Eamon made their Cross Country debut and had a mighty cheering squad waiting at the finishing shoot!