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All Ireland Cross Country Championships, Even Ages, Santry. Dublin. 17/11/2013
Two athletes represented Crookstown Millview in a very competitive fields. Molly Aspel, U14, 3000M and Roisin Crowe, U16, 4000m. Both girls ran in packed races with Molly finishing 118th and Roisin 86th. Well done girls for representing your club and County in the All Irelands.
All Ireland Cross Country Championships, Uneven Ages, Waterford IT. 15/12/2013
We had three athletes representing both club and county today. Hannah Breen and Ella Flemming, U11, 1500m and Molly Aspel, U13, 2500m. Hannah and Ella, both running their first All Irelands got off to a great start and ran very steadily throughout. Hannah, running up an age, made great ground in the second half of the race finishing 44th and Ella, maintaining a strong pace throughout finished 94th. Well done girls and here's looking forward to many more!
Molly, running 2500m over a very hilly course, ran a strong steady race throughout and finished 91st. Well done Molly on what was probably the toughest course of the Season.
Congratulations to all Crookstown Millviews cross country runners. It's been a long tough year but we have the foundations built for a strong track season in 2014. Lets look forward to that!
Leinster XC Championships, Uneven Ages, Adamstown (10th November 2013)
Six Crookstown Millview athletes ran for club and county on Day 2 of the Leinster Championships on a lovely sunny day in Adamstown. A new course provided a new challenge for athletes but they did not let that stop them.
U11: Hannah Breen and Ella Flemming (1500m). The girls got off to a great start battling their way through 142 athletes. Hannah, running up an age, gained alot of ground in the second half of the race finishing strongly in 23rd place and 2nd in the county. Ella, in her first year of cross country, had a great race running very steady throughout and finishing strongly in 55th. Kildare qualified for the All Irelands in 4th place so Hannah received a bronze Leinster medal. Great running girls.
U13: Molly Aspel and Thomas Keane (2500m). 127 girls took off next over 2500m. Molly ran well, maintaining a steady pace throughout finishing 50th overall and 7th in county. She also qualified to represent Kildare in the All Irelands on December 15th in Waterford. Thomas, who got off to a great start, unfortunately had a fall mid race, twisted his ankle and was unable to finish.
U15; Adanya Hott (3500m). Adanya got off to a great start in a strong field of 85 girls. She maintained a good position throughout finishing 29th overall and 4th for Kildare. Well done.
U17: Roisin Crowe and David McDonald (4000m, 5000m). Roisins 4000m took off at a blistering pace and she did well to keep contact with the second group. She ran strongly throughout finishing 14th overall and 2nd in Kildare. Kildare also came second so Roisin received a silver Leinster medal and will represent the county in the All Irelands with Molly and Hannah. David with the longest race of the day, 5000m, had a great run. He maintained a very strong pace from the start and finished at a blistering pace in 51st place.
Congratulations to all Cross Country athletes who competed in the Leinsters, County's and Open Events. For most it is the finish of the season and they get to look forward to the indoors in March. Good luck to Molly, Roisin, Niamh and Hannah who have qualified for the upcoming All Irelands on November 17th and December 15th.
Leinster XC Championships, Even Ages, Dunboyne (27th October 2013)
Today saw the start of the Cross Country Championships in Dunboyne. Eight athletes competed in tough conditions on a cold and miserable day. Real Cross Country conditions!
U10: Hannah Breen and Ellen Coleman (1000m). Both girls competed in an event run by Dunboyne AC to gain experience of competing at this level. They got off to a great start and gained alot of ground in the second half of the race with Hannah finishing 5th and picking up a medal and Ellen finishing 18th. Well done girls
U12: Katelynn O'Brien and Thomas Keane (2000m). In her first Leinster Championships Katelynn competed in a field of over 138 girls and a longer distance than she had previously raced. She ran a very steady race, constantly picking off athletes to finish 61st individually and 11th in Kildare. Thomas, also his first Leinster level race, and in a packed field of 135 boys ran very well. He maintained a steady pace throughout and finished 96th.
U14: Adanya Hott and Molly Aspel (3000m). With 120 girls showing up on the day, competition was tight. Molly got off to a flying start, gained alot of ground in the back field and by constantly picking off athletes moved up the field to finish in 31st place and 8th in Kildare. A great achievement running out of her age. Adanya, tired on the day, finished 74th.
U16: Roisin Crowe and Niamh Crowe (4000m). In a very competitive field the girls got off to a good start. With two full laps and tough conditions Niamh ran very well for her first experience at Leinster Level. She maintained a strong pace throughout and finished 46th and 9th in Kildare. Roisin ran steady throughout, finishing 24th overall and 3rd in Kildare which earned her a team county medal when Kildare finished as 2nd County.
Well done to all athletes, old and new, and congratulations to Molly Aspel, Niamh Crowe and Roisin Crowe who qualified to represent Kildare in the All Irelands on November 17th in Santry.
County Cross Country Championships, Uneven Ages, Kildare (13th October 2013)
12 athletes raced today on a new course in Kildare town. Although mostly flat terrain, the distances were tough and all athletes ran very well.
U9 boys 500m: Aidan McMahon 12th. Despite falling twice over the first 50m, Aidan covered a huge amount of ground during the rest of the race, picking off athletes one by one and finishing in 12th place. A great race and a great finish.
U11 girls, 1200m: Hannah Breen 2nd, Ella Flemming 13th. Running in a packed field, the girls maintained a steady pace for the first 500m. Hannah, running up an age, started well, and moving steadily through the field positioned herself cleverly to storm into 2nd place over the last 200m. A fantastic race for her and a silver medal. Ella also ran very steadily and gained alot of ground in the back field passing over ten athletes to finish strongly in 13th place. Well done girls.
U13 girls, 2000m: Molly Aspel 3rd, Katelynn O'Brien 19th, Inez Duane, Ella Duane. Molly got off to a blistering start leading the pack for the first lap. She maintained her position for most of the race and although she got caught over the last 400m, she finished very well in 3rd place. An excellent race and a bronze medal. Well done Molly. Katelynn, running up an age, did herself proud by running strongly over the two laps and maintaining her position till the end. Ella and Inez, in only their second race for the club, found the distance tough, but raced very well, particularly in the back field and are gaining more experience each time they run. Well done girls.
U13 boys, 2000m: Thomas Keane 32nd. Running out of his age and in a packed field Thomas had a great race. He ran very comfortably over the first lap and gained alot of places with his fast finish over the last 300m to finish 32nd. Well done Thomas.
U15 girls, 2,500m: Adanya Hott 4th. Despite getting boxed in at the start, Adanya, also running up an age, gradually moved up the field and ran comfortably in 2nd place for most of the race. Unfortunately, she got caught with only 100m to go but still finished very well in 4th place.
U17 girls, 3,500m: Niamh Crowe 6th, Roisin Crowe. Both girls, running up an age, got off to a great start with Roisin storming ahead with a Naas athlete. Roisin kept this pace for almost two laps but unfortunately had to stop with breathing difficulties. Niamh, in only her 4th cross country race with Crookstown, ran very steadily throughout and is gaining valuable experience with each race.
U17 boys, 4,500m: David McDonald 8th. David had a great race today running with the leading group for the first half of his race and while maintaining a steady pace throughout he finished very comfortably in 8th place. Well done David.
Well done to everyone who raced today. A huge amount of experience (and training!) was gained that will be of great benefit in upcoming races. Congrats to Hannah and Molly for their medals and to Molly, Hannah and Adanya who made the Kildare County Team for the uneven age Leinsters on November 10th in Adamstown.
County Cross Country Championships, Even Ages, Suncroft (6th October 2013)
We had a fantastic turnout for the first day of the counties in Suncroft today. Eighteen athletes represented the club and we were very lucky as the rain held off for most of the day.
U10 girls, 600m: Hannah Breen 1st, Ellen Coleman 4th, Molly O'Loughlin 11th, Caitlin Keogh 36th. The girls got off to a blistering start with Hannah and Ellen running at the top of the group from the get go. Molly and Caitlin followed strongly working their way up towards the top as the race continued. Hannah gained ground up the hill and stormed into the finish in first place. Ellen, Molly and Caitlin also flew home and as a result of their efforts they secured gold for the team event. Well done girls!
U10 boys, 600m: Aidan McMahon ran his first cross country race for the club and did a great job. He worked his way up from the back of the pack and running a very fast final 100m finished 18th place. As he was also running up an age this is a great achievement.
U12 girls, 1500m: Katelynn O'Brien 8th, Sophie Foyle 34th, Ella Flemming 44th. In another packed field the girls started very well. As they passed the finish for the first time Katelynn started to pick athletes off and continued to do so right up to the finish line. Sophie, running her first cross country for the club ran a very steady strong race throughout and Ella, running up an age, also showed off her strong finish on the last stretch.
U12 boys, 1500m: Colm McMahon, 20th, Thomas Keane 24th. The boys field was as full as the girls and they got off to a great start. They both made alot of ground during the last 500m and ran a very fast final hill finishing near the top of the group. Well done lads!
U14 girls, 2000m: Adanya Hott 10th, Molly Aspel 14th, Ella Duane 20th, Inez Duane 25th. Starting in the top field, the girls stayed in touch with the leading pack for the first 500m. Adanya running strongly in 6th place for most of the race, found the hills on the final lap tough and finished well in 10th. Molly, running up an age, gained alot of ground on the second lap and stormed up the hills to finish 14th, Ella and Inez, running both up an age and in their first cross country race for the club, found the going tough but ran a very steady and strong pace throughout. The girls missed a bronze medal in the team event by a narrow 4 points. Great running girls!
U16 girls, 3000m: Roisn Crowe 1st, Niamh Crowe 5th. Facing 3 laps of the course the girls stuck with the leading pack for the first two laps. However, heading into the final lap, Roisin broke away from the group and increased the gap as the race continued. She stormed up the final hill to bring home gold. Niamh, running a strong race throughout maintained her position and finished very strongly in 5th place.
U18 boys, 5500m: David McDonald 4th. David, facing a very tough five and a half laps of the course ran a very strong race throughout. He stayed with the leading group for the first 2k and as a few lads broke away David maintained his 4th place throughout the race and finished very well in 4th place.
Novice men, 3000m: Tony Aspel. Tony, in his first run back for the club, had a great race. Running with the Masters and over 35's he lead the field for the first lap and half. As the race continued he maintained a very steady pace. Although he found the last 500m tough, he finished very well in 2nd place in his category.
Well done everyone. You did yourselves proud today. Congrats also to the following athletes who due to their efforts have made the Kildare County Team for the Leinster Cross Country Even Ages on 27th October:
Katelynn O'Brien, Adanya Hott, Roisin Crowe, Niamh Crowe, David McDonald
Star of the Sea AC Open XC, Grenanstown (22nd September 2013)
Our cross country athletes had a great day out again today. Nine runners performed on a very tough course, in very competitive fields (thankfully lovely sunny weather!) and once again did themselves and the club proud. Results are as follows:
U10 girls, 500m, Hannah Breen 4th, Ellen Coleman 6th, Molly O'Loughlin 23rd
U12 boys,1500m, Thomas Keane 13th
U13 girls,1500m, Molly Aspel 4th
U14 girls, 2000m, Adanya Hott, 9th
U17 girls, 3000m, Roisn Crowe 3rd, Niamh Crowe 5th
Congratulations to all our runners and to Hannah, Ellen, Molly A, Roisin and Niamh for winning more medals for the club. We had another 'first timer' today in Thomas Keane. Well done Thomas for competing in your first cross country race! We have 19 athletes registered to run in the counties on 6th October which promises to be another great day for both our experienced and up and coming athletes!
Adamstown Open XC, Adamstown (15th September 2013)
Congratulations to all ten xcountry athletes who kick started the season with a great day out in Adamstown, Co. Wexford. Despite the wind and rain (and occasional bursts of sun!) everyone got stuck in and did the club proud. Results are as follows:
U10 girls, 1000m, Hannah Breen 3rd, Ellen Coleman 14th, Molly O'Loughlin 17th.
U11 girls, 1000m, Ella Fleming 8th.
U12 girls, 1500m, Katelynn O'Brien, 13th
U13 girls, 1500m, Molly Aspell, 3rd
U14 girls, 2000m, Adanya Hott, 7th
U16 girls, 3000m, Roisin Crowe 9th, Cliodhna O'Connor 10th, Niamh Crowe 11th.
Well done to everyone and to Hannah, Molly A, and Ella for bringing home medals for the club. A particular 'well done' goes to Ellen Coleman, Ella Fleming, Katelynn O'Brien and Niamh Crowe who ran their first xcountry race and survived! It was also a great training session and will help everyone to improve as the season continues. Here's looking forward to our next outing in Star of The Sea on the 22nd. (Wishing all the athletes who couldn't make it due to illness a speedy recovery!)
AAI All Ireland Combined Events Championships, Tullamore (10th August 2013)
Lisa Aspel competed in the U15 Pentathlon today in Tullamore. In a strong field of athletes Lisa finish 4th after a tough day where she competed in Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Putt & finished with 800m.
AAI All Ireland Juvenile Championships, Tullamore (20th/21st July)Jonny McKenna & Lisa Aspel were competing in the final 2 days of the All Ireland Track & Field Championships this weekend.
Lisa had been selected to run for the Kildare U/15 Girls Inter County relay team along with Ellie O'Toole (Newbridge), Amy McGrath (Newbridge) and Ailbhe Gallagher (Naas). The girls ran a fantastic race to finish 1st and pick up Gold. Jonny had also been selected for the Kildare U/15 Boys Inter County Relay team and running with Kevin Kyne (Newbridge), Mark Glynn (Newbridge) and Callum McGrath (Suncroft) also replicated the girls race and finished 1st to pick up Gold.
Lisa & Jonny were also both involved in the U/15 200m sprint on Sunday. Although no medals were won both athletes ran well and gave their best on the day.
Kildare Juvenile League, Round 4, Naas (13th July 2013)
The last round of the juvenile league was held in Naas today. 19 of our athletes turned out on an extremely hot day to compete for the final points for this year. Credit goes to all the athletes who competed over the 4 rounds and to their parents for bringing them to the events. Going into the last round Crookstown were leading Section C of the league by 120 points. We were certainly not let down today by anybody with great performances coming from all 19 of the athletes who took part.
Confirmation of our final position in the league will not be available until next week but the individual performance trophies were awarded and this year we had 5 winners: Scott Cardiff (U/10 boys), Katelynn O'Brien (U/12 girls), Molly Aspell (U/13 girls), Oisin Hott (U/13 boys), Aoife Kelly (U/14 girls) and Lisa Aspel (U/15 girls). Well done to you all.
No matter the final finishing position of the club, medals will be awarded to all athletes that took part in at least 2 rounds of the league to show how important your participation in the league is. So Well done to everyone.
AAI All Ireland Juvenile Championships, Tullamore (6th/7th July)
We had 4 athletes competing this weekend in the All Ireland Championships. Lisa Aspel was competing in the U/15 Sprint Hurdles & 250m Hurdles; Kathryn Weir was competing in the U/19 Shot & Discus; Aoife Kelly was competing in the U/14 Long Jump and John Healy was competing in the U/12 Shot.
Lisa came through strong at the finish of her sprint hurdle heat to gain automatic qualification to the final where she fought hard and finished in a time of 12.23s to win a Bronze All Ireland medal. In the 250m Hurdles, which is a tough race, she once again gained automatic qualification to the final from her heat but this time was just unable to medal but still finished fantastically in 4th place.
Kathryn was first up in her Shot and going into the last 8 was in 2nd place which she held onto, and with a throw of 10.66m, won a Silver All Ireland medal. Kathryn went straight from Shot to Discus where she threw well but not enough for a medal and finished in 4th place.
John competed in Shot where, unfortunately, he did not throw as well as he has been in previous competitions and finished 9th with a throw of 7.01m - but remembering that this is 9th in Ireland it is a great achievement.
Aoife competed in Long Jump where her best jump was 4.31m which was unfortunately not enough to take her through to the final 8 but knowing that her PB in AAI competitions this year is 4.62m and that this was her first All Ireland Championship she can be very proud of her achievements this year.
AAI All Ireland Juvenile Pairs Championships, Finn Valley (29th June 2013)
Scott Cardiff & James Deane travelled to Donegal this weekend to compete in the U/10 Turbo Jav Competition from which they had qualified through Leinster. The boys put in great effort with their best throws being 14.68m from James and 16.83m from Scott giving a combined total of 31.51m. This placed them 8th overall which is a fantastic result for an All Ireland competition.
Leinster Combined Events Championships, Navan (29th June 2013)
Lisa Aspel was our only athlete competing in the Combined Events Championships today. After a busy week of competing in other events Lisa was still able to come out on top with a Gold Leinster medal today with points scored in High Jump, Hurdles, Long Jump Shot and 800m.
Leinster U13-U19 Championships, Tullamore (15th & 16th June 2013)
7 athletes competed for the Club this weekend with some great performances especially for Lisa Aspel who medalled in all of her individual events plus the inter county relay; Jonny McKenna who medalled in 2 of his events plus the inter county relay; Kathryn Weir who won Gold in both Shot Putt & Discus and Aoife Kelly who jumped a Personal Best in Long Jump to come 4th. These athletes will all now represent the club at the All Ireland Championships in July. Well done from all your coaches.
Adanya Hott, Oisin Hott & Molly Aspell also competed in these Championships and although no medals were won huge effort was given and experience gained. Once again well done from all your coaches.
Molly Aspell competed in the U13 600m where she ran a PB of 1:55 in a very fast heat and just missed qualifying for the finals. Great improvement for Molly.
Oisin Hott competed in the U/13 Shot Putt and 600m. Unfortunately, Oisin was sick all week and this showed in his 600m which he found very tough on the day and did not make the finals. He did, however, throw a PB in Shot Putt of 7.63m.
Adanya Hott competed in the U14 1500m and 800m. This was Adanya's first 1500m and in a group of approx 25 she ran a very strong race finishing 8th. She ran in the 800m heats on Day 2 but still tired from her 1500m on Day 1 did not make the finals.
Aoife Kelly competed in the U/14 200m, 80m and Long Jump. Aoife ran a strong 200m but unfortunately didn't make it to the finals. Day 2 was a great day for Aoife where she not only jumped a PB of 4.62m in the Long Jump but finishing 4th meant she also qualified for the All Irelands. Her 80m sprint heat was very fast and Aoife ran a good race but did not make the finals.
Lisa Aspel competed in the U/15 Sprint Hurdles, Long Hurdles, 200m & Inter County Relay. Lisa had a fantastic weekend medalling in all events. In the sprint hurdles the top 3 girls all ran inside the current championship best time where Lisa finished 2nd to win her first medal of the weekend. In the 200m Lisa qualified from her heat to go on and finish 3rd in the final. In the 250m Hurdles with a strong field and a fast race Lisa finished joint 2nd. The Kildare Inter County Relay team ran on Saturday where Lisa ran the final leg of this team event to help her team pick up a Silver medal.
Jonny McKenny competed in U/15 Long Jump, 200m, Shot Putt & Inter County Relay. Jonny also had a good weekend qualifying for the All Irelands in all his individual events where he finished 3rd in Long Jump, 4th in 200m and 3rd in Shot Putt. In the 200m event Jonny comfortably won his heat but was in a strong field in the final and in a time of 24.71s finished 4th. Jonny had also been selected for the Inter County Relay team where he ran in 1st position leading all the way with his Kildare team to win a Gold medal.
Kathryn Weir competed in the U/19 Shot Putt & Discus. Kathryn once again showed us how great a thrower she is with 1st place in the Shot with a throw of 10.51m and then medalling again winning Gold in the Discus.
Kildare Juvenile League, Round 3, Celbridge (11th June 2013)
Well done to the 25 juvenile athletes who came to Celbridge to compete in the 3rd round of the league on a very wet evening. It was great to see everybody compete in their events and do so well. From the performances last night we are well on the way to winning section C of the league. Only 1 more round to go!
Leinster U9-U15 Team Event, Celbridge (8th June 2013)
We had 2 teams take part in this event where a team of 4 athletes each compete in 2 events plus a relay. Points are awarded for the combined position of the athletes in each event and the team with the lowest number of points is the winner. This was the first year these athletes had competed in this event and it was a very warm and enjoyable day. The Girls U/10 were Anna Gibbons, Molly O'Loughlin, Caitlin Keogh and Hannah Breen. The Boys U/10 team were Paddy Taylor, Aidan McMahon, Scott Cardiff, Tom Healy & James Deane. There was a lot of competition at this event with 125 teams taking part.
Although no medals were won good performances were put in by the athletes and great experience gained. Some of the results (combined) were: Girls U/10: 600m - 4.35mins, Long Jump - 5.84m, 60m - 20.6s, Turbo Jav - 16.94m, Relay 70.00s. Boys U/10: 600m - 4.67 mins, Long Jump - 6.92m, Turbo Jav - 27.95m.
Ballon Rathoe Open Sports, Ballon (3rd June 2013)
Some of our athletes made the most of the good weather on the bank holiday and travelled to Ballon to take part in the Ballon Rathoe Open Sports. Well done to all who took part and especially to those who won medals.
Leinster U23, Senior & Master Championships, Tullamore (2nd June 2013)
It was the turn of some of our older athletes this week to compete in a Leinster Championship. 3 athletes: Thomas Hickey, Brian Davis & Graham Deane travelled to Tullamore and came home with 6 medals.
The results were as follows:
Thomas Hickey (U/23) - Silver medal in Long Jump.
Brian Davis (M1) - Silver medal in 100m.
Graham Deane (M1) - Bronze medal in 100m, Silver medal in Long Jump, Silver medal in 200m and then to top it all off a Gold medal in Shot.
Well done Lads!
Leinster U9-U12 Pairs, Leinster U12, Leinster Junior Championships & Inter County Relays, Tullamore (24th May 2013)
Leinster Championships are great events to gain valuable experience and test yourself against athletes from other counties. We had athletes compete in all the various championships being held today and some great performances were given.
In the Junior Womens competition Kathryn Weir competed in both Discus & Shot where she picked up 2 silver medals and set 2 seasons best performances. Well done Kathryn.
In the Leinster U12s we had 4 athletes competing: Katelynn O'Brien, John Healy, Callum McElhinney & Colm McMahon. Katelynn competed in Long Jump and 60m where she did really well for the first time competing at Leinster level. Colm McMahon did well in Long Jump where he made it through to the final 8 and then went on to run a good sprint in his 60m. Callum McElhinney competed in 60m, 600m and Long Jump where he faced tough competition in all his events. John Healy competed in the Shot Putt and improved with each throw where he went from 4th in the competition, then with a last throw of 7.69m went home with a bronze Leinster medal.
In the Leinster Pairs we had 4 pairs competing made up of Tom Healy, Scott Cardiff, James Deane, Caitlin Keogh, Sophie Ngai, Hannah Breen & Molly O'Loughlin. The girls all competed in Long Jump and 60m where Sophie & Hannah had a combined jump of 6.46m to finish with Bronze U10 medals. Molly and Caitlin were not too far off the mark with their combined jump of 6.29m. In the 60m all girls ran well with Sophie & Hannah both finishing strongly to pick up silver medals, their 2nd of the day.
James & Scott were a pair in the U/10 boys Turbo Jav where they both threw over 13 metres to give a combined throw of 27.85m and take a Gold medal. In the Long Jump Tom & James finished in 8th place with respectable jumps of 3.01m & 3.03m to give a combined 6.04m. Scott & Tom then paired at the end of the day where they both ran really well.
Finally, Jill O'Toole, who was selected to run for Kildare in the U11 Inter County Relay started well putting the Kildare team in pole position at the first changeover. The team went on to finish 2nd and win Jill a Silver Leinster Medal.
Scott, James, Sophie & Hannah qualify for the All Ireland Pairs finals in Donegal next month. While John qualifies for the All Ireland Individuals in Tullamore during July. Well done to them and all who took part today.
Kildare County Throwing Championships, Crookstown (21st May 2013)
The inaugral County Throwing Championships took place at our track with competitions in Javelin, Discus, Shot, & 56lb WOF. There was quite a good turnout with 10 of our own athletes competing.
There were some great throws across the disciplines and good competition between the athletes of all ages as the competition was for juveniles & seniors.
Medals were won by Thomas Hickey in Senior Discus (Bronze), Senior Javelin (Gold) & 56lb WOF (Bronze); Mickey McGough in U/19 Discus (Gold); Graham Deane in Masters Discus (Gold), Senior Shot (Silver) & Senior Javelin (Bronze); Brendan Aspel in U/16 Discus (Bronze); Jonny McKenna in U/16 Discus (Silver) and U/15 Javelin (Bronze); Patricia Cardiff in Senior Discus (Silver), Kathryn Weir in Senior Shot (Gold) and Senior Discus (Gold); Tara Breen in U/17 Javelin (Bronze) & U/16 Discus (Bronze); Lisa Aspel in U/15 Javelin (Bronze) & U/17 Discus (Silver), and Oisin Hott in Under 14 discus (Bronze)
Well done to all our throwers who competed and to all who helped out on the night from organising, officiating & running the shop.
Leinster Relay Championships, Greystones (19th May 2013)
2 teams took part in the Leinster Relay Championships in Greystones today where over 250 relay teams had been entered across the Competition.
The U/10 girls team of Anna Gibbons, Sophie Ngai, Molly O'Loughlin & Hannah Breen ran an excellent race in their heat to finish 1st and get automatic qualification to the final. In the final Anna had a great start, followed by Sophie who stormed up the track, then onto Molly who ran a fantastic bend and finally to Hannah who finished of the race in style and picked up Bronze Leinster medals for the girls with a time of 1.05.24.
The U/14 girls team of Molly Aspell, Lauren O'Gorman, Adanya Hott & Aoife Kelly were unfortunate not to make it out of their heats but all gave 100% effort to record a time of 59.16s.
Kildare County B Championships, Crookstown (18th May 2013)
It was a very successful day for our 6 athletes who competed at the County B Championships.
Anna Gibbons, Jessica Bostrom, Katelynn O'Brien, Thomas Keane, Ben Kelly Davis & Adanya Hott all competed today and all came away with at least 1 medal.
Anna had a fantastic run in her 80m sprint to finish in 1st place then follow this great result with another 1st in Ball Throw with a throw of 18.50m.
Jessica Bostrom did the 80m where she finished 5th and the Long Jump where she moved up an age then with her final throw in Ball Throw threw 15.48m to win a Silver medal.
Katelynn competed in 100m, Long Jump & 800m. In 100m she qualified from her heats and then with an excellent run in the final finished 2nd, and then went straight over to Long Jump where her hard work at training paid off with a new PB and a jump of 3.70m. In the 800m race she was unfortunate to be beaten into 4th place on the line but was still very happy with the result.
Ben ran well in the 100m and was unfortunate not to pick up a medal. However, in the Long Jump he put in a jump of 3.27m to pick up a well deserved Bronze medal.
Thomas competed in the 100m where he came 5th, the 800m where he finished 6th and the Long Jump where he jumped 3.34m to win another Long Jump medal for the club by finishing 2nd.
Adanya competed in the U/14 1000m event where she set the pace for the race and lead for 900m but with an athlete from Suncroft on her shoulder the whole race was unfortunate to finish in 2nd place but great to see her win a Silver County medal.
Well done to all who took part today. Next up for Track & Field is Leinster competitions. See you there!
Kildare County Championships, Day 3, Crookstown (12th May 2013)
The second round of the juvenile County Championships was held in Crookstown. It was a long but successful day for the club with 23 athletes competing and between them winning 12 medals.
The following athletes competed in Crookstown Colours:
U/9s: Paddy Taylor, Henry McCluskey & Aidan McMahon - The boys competed in 80m & Long Jump with jumps of 2.91m for Aidan, 2.45m for Henry and 2.96m for Paddy. Aidan also went up an age to compete with the Boys U/10 relay which came 3rd and earned Aidan a well deserved medal.
U/10s: Sophie Ngai, Molly O'Loughlin, James Deane, Tom Healy & Scott Cardiff - The U/10 girls competed in 80m, Long Jump & Ball where they both had a very successful day with Sophie throwing 16.17m to win a Bronze County medal and following this up with another Bronze in 80m and a Gold in Long Jump with a jump of 3.21m in the last round. Molly matched Sophie's success with a Silver medal in 80m and another Silver medal in Long Jump with a jump of 3.19m. The boys competed in 100m and a 4x100m relay. In the 100m Tom made it through to the final 8 where he ran well and was unfortunate not to finish in the top 3. The boys ran a great race in the relay where James took the start, followed by Tom, Aidan and then on to Scott to finish strongly and in a very close finish won bronze medals for the team.
U/11s: Jessica Bostrom, Jill O'Toole & Karl McCluskey - The U/11 girls had 80m and 600m events today with Jill making it through to the final of the 80m sprint and running fantastically to finish 3rd and pick up a Bronze medal. Jessica also ran well in her heat to qualify for the 80m semi final but was unfortunate not to make it to the final. In the 600m she ran well and finished in a respectable 11th place. Karl competed in 200m, Long Jump & Ball Throw where he put in great effort in all his events including a jump of 2.74m and a throw of 15.31m.
U/12s: Katelynn O'Brien, Elle O'Brien, Ben Kelly Davis, Colm McMahon, Callum McElhinney & John Healy. The U/12 girls competed in 200m, Long Jump and a 4 x 100m Relay with the boys competing in 80m, Shot Putt & 600m. Katelynn competed well in all her events as did Elle with jumps of 3.21m and 2.55m in Long Jump. Ben competed in the 80m and had a good race while John competed in Shot and continuing his throws success picked up a Gold county medal with a throw of 6.75m. Colm & Callum competed in all 3 of the U/12 events with Callum throwing 5.33m and Colm 4.89m in Shot. In the 600m the boys finished in the middle of the pack after a fast paced race and in the 80m Colm was unlucky to be just outside the medals in 4th place.
U/13s: Molly Aspell & Oisin Hott. Molly competed in 100m and 600m. As usual Molly put in solid performances to qualify for the final in the 100m and finish 5th in the 600m. Oisin took part in the 200m sprint today as well as the 400m section of the U/14 Medley Relay with Colm, Callum & Ben.
U/14s: Adanya Hott, Aoife Kelly & Lauren O'Gorman - The girls competed in 200m, 800m & Long Jump. Lauren ran well in the 200m and was unlucky not to make the finals then in Long Jump jumped 3.50m. Adanya ran a strong 800m in a strong field to finish 7th with Aoife just 1 place behind in 8th place. Aoife is having a good year in sprints & jumps and ran a great 200m to finish in Silver Position then went one better in Long Jump with a jump of 4.44m to win Gold.
U/15s: Lisa Aspel who competed in Walk, 200m & Shot. Enough said about the Walk. We need to work on that one! Lisa showed her true form in the other events in a great 200m final where she finished in 2nd place and Shot Putt where she finished 3rd with a throw of 9.03m.
Well done to all athletes who competed and for the great performances that they put in today.
Abbans AC Open Sports, Monavea (6th May 2013)
We had 4 athletes competing for Crookstown at St Abbans Open Sports Day. Well done to Aoife Kelly, Scott Cardiff, James Deane and Graham Deane.
Aoife won a bronze medal for Girls U15 Long Jump and finished 5th in U14 100m. Scott won a bronze medal for Boys U10 Turbo Jav. Both James and Scott took part in 80m, 200m and U11 Long Jump. Graham competed in the Senior Mens 400m. He was up against some tough competitors and put in a great performance to finish 9th.
Kildare County Championships, Day 2, Celbridge (5th May 2013)
Today was the first round of the Juvenile County Championships and was held in Celbridge. There was a large number of competitors at this event with a lot of competition for our athletes. 25 athletes competed for the club today winning 12 County medals.
U9s - Olivia Monaghan, Paddy Taylor & Aidan McMahon: Great show from our youngest athletes in this competition with Olivia jumping 2.42m in Long Jump and running well in the 80m then Paddy throwing 21.89m in Ball Throw to win a Gold medal and Aidan throwing 20.74m to win Bronze. The boys also competed in the 100m.
U10s - Sophie Ngai, Hannah Breen, Molly O'Loughlin, Anna Gibbons, Caitlin Keogh, James Deane, Tom Healy and Scott Cardiff: Sophie, Hannah, Molly, Anna & Caitlin all competed in the 100m where 4 of the 5 girls made it through to the final and were unfortunate not to medal. However, they came back strongly in the 4x100m relay where they came 1st and proved that all the training they have been doing for relays can pay off. James, Tom & Scott competed in 80m, Long Jump & Ball Throw. In Long Jump James jumped 2.74m, Tom jumped 2.68m and Scott jumped 2.67m. In Ball Throw James threw 21.76m, Tom threw 18m and Scott threw 30.0m to come 2nd and win a Silver medal. In the 80m Tom got through to his final where he finished 6th.
U11s - Jessica Bostrom, Jill O'Toole & Grace McKenna: The girls competed in 200m, Ball Throw & Long Jump today. Jill had a great 200m to finish 3rd and pick up a Bronze County medal, she also jumped 2.73m in the Long Jump and threw 12.17m in Ball Throw. Jessica also jumped 2.73m in Long Jump and threw 15.62m in Ball Throw. Grace jumped 2.15m in Long Jump.
U12s - John Healy, Colm McMahon & Callum McElhinney: John competed in his first Long Jump competition today - its always good to see young athletes trying something different and outside their comfort zone, well done John. Also well done to Colm who has been putting a lot of effort at training and this paid off with 1st place in Long Jump with Jump of 3.87m and also making it through to 200m final. Callum also competed in the Long Jump where he jumped 3.09m.
U13s - Oisin Hott, Luke Hennessy & Molly Aspell: Oisin & Luke competed in 600m & Shot Putt. Oisin had a good day winning a Bronze County medal in the 600m and throwing 7.23m in Shot to come 4th. Luke also competed in the 600m and with a very strong finish came 6th, while he threw 6.51m in Shot Putt. Molly competed in High Jump where she cleared 1.10m but came down hard on the bar in her next jump to injure herself and not take part in the 200m. She was able to make up an U14 Relay team and win a Bronze medal.
U14s - Lauren O'Gorman, Adanya Hott, Aoife Kelly. The girls competed in 100m, Shot Putt and a Medley Relay. In 100m Lauren was unfortunate not to make it through to the final but went on to throw 7.16m in Shot Putt to win a Bronze County medal. She added to this medal when she ran the 3rd leg of the relay which went on to come 3rd and win Bronze medals for all the girls. Aoife ran in the 100m final and threw 6.10m in Shot Putt, Aoife ran the last leg of the relay. Adanya threw 6.34m in Shot Putt and ran the 2nd leg of the relay.
U15s - Lisa Aspel & Jonny McKenna: Fantastic results from our 2 U15 athletes. Lisa won Gold County medals in Long Jump - 4.50m, High Jump 1.40m and 80m. Not to be outdone Jonny won Gold County medals in 200m and Shot Putt where he threw 11.03m with a standing throw!!
Overall the athletes did great against some tough competition. The 2nd day of the County Championships is next week at Crookstown track and then onto Leinster Competitions.
Kildare County Championships, Day 1, Naas (26th April 2013)
Brian Davis competed today for the club in the Masters 100m and in a great race finished in 1st place to win his first medal for Crookstown.
Kildare Juvenile League, Round 2, Crookstown (21st April 2013)
What a fantastic day for Round 2 of the League where we had 29 athletes compete for the club from U/8 to U/15. We hope all the athletes competing for the first time enjoyed the experience and that we will see them again at the next event. From our more experienced athletes a lot of good performances which, I have no doubt, will be converted into medals at the County Championships in 2 weeks time. A lot of great photos of the day can be seen in the Photo Gallery.
Crookstown Millview AC Open Sports, Narraghmore (14th April 2013)
We had a great turnout of Crookstown Athletes at our Open Sports today with plenty of the athletes on the podium receiving medals and everyone enjoying a good day of athletics. A full list of results can be found here for boys and here for girls. Photos are in the gallery.
Kildare Juvenile League, Round 1, Celbridge (7th April 2013)
Well done to all 16 athletes that competed in the 1st round of the Kildare Juvenile League in Celbridge today. A good amount of points were won for the club with a lot of good performances. For a lot of the athletes this was their first time to take part in an athletics event - we hope you enjoyed the experience and will see you next week at Our Open Sports.
St Senan's Open Sports, Kilmacow (1st April 2013)
Four athletes represented Crookstown yesterday at St. Senans Open Sports Day; Molly Aspel and Oisin Hott, both U13 and Aoife Kelly and Adanya Hott, U14. Oisin and Aoife both qualified from their 100m heats to the final and came 7th and 6th respectively. Molly and Oisin then competed in the 700m. Unfortunately Molly got badly boxed in at the start in a packed field of over 30 athletes. Despite this she fought hard and pulled herself back to 4th place.
Oisin came next and lead the race from the start. He got caught in the last few 100m and finished 4th. Aoife and Adanya then took off in their 700m. In what was a fast race, they both ran strongly with Adanya finishing 6th and Aoife 8th. Molly and Aoife then closed up the day the field events. Molly cleared 1.10 in the high jump and Aoife's jump of 3.95 insured she finished in first place. Well done to all our athletes who kicked off the start of the outdoor Track and Field season.
AAI Indoor Championships, Athlone (23rd & 24th March 2013)
4 Athletes had qualified to the All Ireland Championships in Athlone this weekend. The youngest of our athletes to compete this weekend was John Healy who competed in U/12 Shot and throwing a PB of 7.38m came 7th overall which is a fantastic achievement at your first All Ireland Competition.
Lisa Aspel competed in the U/15 hurdles where she came back from a trip in the heats to qualify for the final and finish 4th.
Kathryn Weir had qualified in 3 events and picked up a silver medal in Shot with a throw of
10.56m and came 6th in Long Jump after jumping a PB of 5.06m.
Jonny McKenna went into the Long Jump competition carrying an injury and jumped 5.36m to pick up a bronze medal.
Fantastic performances all round to finish off the Indoor Season and turn our attention to Outdoor.
Leinster Indoor Championships, Athlone (9th & 10th March 2013)
Well done to all our athletes who competed at the weekend and especially to the 4 athletes: John Healy, Lisa Aspel, Kathryn Weir & Jonny McKenna who qualified to the All Irelands in 2 weeks time. We had 13 athletes compete over the weekend in jumps, throws, sprints & middle distance events and most importantly a few personal bests were broken.
U12s - John Healy, in his first Leinster Competition picked up a silver medal in Shot with a throw of 7.27m.
U13s - Sean Moore competed in Long Jump and Sprints, coming 4th in Long Jump and setting 2 PBs. Molly Aspell competed in High Jump & 600m. Oisin Hott competed in 600m.
U14s - Aoife Kelly competed in Long Jump and 800m, jumping a PB in Long Jump. Lauren O'Gorman competed in Shot, 60m & 800m. Adanya Hott Competed in Long Jump and 800m.
U15s - Lisa Aspel competed in 60m Hurdles where she picked up a bronze medal. Jonny McKenna competed in Long Jump and 60m and also picked up a bronze medal in Long Jump.
U16s - Roisin Crowe competed in 800m and did very well to make it through to the final 10. Brendan Aspel competed in Shot.
U17s - Aaron Hennessy competed in 800m and was unfortunate with his heat draw not to qualify to the final.
U19s - Kathryn Weir competed in Long Jump, Shot & 60m where she won a Gold medal in shot and Silver in Long Jump and 60m and will be competing in these events in the All Irelands.
Scottish Indoor Championships, Emirates Arena, Glasgow (2nd/3rd March 2013)
3 of our athletes travelled to Glasgow this weekend to compete in the Scottish National Indoor Championships. Kathryn Weir competed on Saturday in the U20 age group in Long Jump and Shot. In Shot, Kathryn threw a PB of 10.75m with a 4kg shot to win Gold.
On Sunday Jonny McKenna & Lisa Aspel were competing. Lisa was in the U/16 60m Sprint and Sprint Hurdles while Jonny was in the U/16 60m, 200m and Long Jump. No medals were won but great experience was gained to take into the Leinster Indoors next week.
SLOT Indoor Juvenile Event, Carlow (16th February 2012)
Well done to Scott Cardiff who competed today at the new indoor facility in Carlow. He
entered 3 events and came 3rd in 50m, 4th in Long Jump and 2nd in Turbo Jav.
Leinster Junior, Senior & Masters Indoor Championships, Athlone (2nd February 2012)
Kathryn Weir, Thomas Hickey & Graham Deane competed today at Day 1 of the Leinster Indoor Championships.
Kathryn competed in the Junior age and came 1st in Shot and 8th in Long Jump; Thomas competed in the senior age at 60m where he finished 5th; Graham competed in the Masters Shot Putt and came 2nd in his first Leinster competition.
AAI Indoor Combined Events Championships, Athlone (26th January 2013)
Kathryn Weir and Lisa Aspel both competed in the inaugral competition to be held in the fabulous new national indoor stadium in Athlone IT.
This was Kathryn's first Combined Events Championships and after getting of to a slow start in the hurdles and high jump she made a remarkable comeback in the shot, long jump and 800m to take 6th place in the Junior Womens category.
Lisa was competing U/15 and with a steady performance in a tough age group she performed particularly well in hurdles and shot to finish 4th overall in a field of 16 athletes.
It was a great experience to compete in this new facility - well done.
Leinster Cross Country Juvenile Relays, Ballyroan (20th January 2013)
We had two teams running in the Leinster Cross Country Relays on Sunday 20th January in Ballyroan in Laois. Representing the U14 girls were Lauryn O'Gorman, Molly Aspel, Aoife Kelly and Adanya Hott. On the U16 girls team were Lisa Aspel, Niamh Crowe, Cliodhna O'Connor and Roisin Crowe.
Both teams ran very well having just returned from their Christmas break with the U14 girls finishing 10th and the U16 girls 5th. A special thanks to Lisa Aspel for making up the U16 team and running a great leg. Also, congrats to Niamh Crowe who did Crookstown proud on her debut for the club. Well done to all the girls.
All Ireland Cross Country Championships, Uneven Ages, Adamstown (9th December 2012)
Congratulations to Oisin Hott who was our only athlete running in the All Ireland Cross Country Uneven Ages in Adamstown today. Running out of his age against a very strong field he performed very well. After a bad start and falling behind in the first lap he managed to regain some ground in the second lap to finish 106th. It was a great experience for him and he is looking forward to being there again next year. Well done again to all our Cross Country athletes in 2012.
All Ireland Cross Country Championships, Even Ages, Ratoath (25th November 2012)
We had four athletes competing for Crookstown and Kildare today. First off was Molly Aspel who ran in a packed field and finished 90th individually and 7th in the county. She got off to a great start but got caught on a tight bend on the first lap. Conditions were very slippy and wet but Molly finished strongly.
Next up came Roisin Crowe and Cliodhna O'Connor in the girls U16. Both got off to a great start but followed Molly's footsteps by getting caught on that awkward bend. Despite this they finished strongly in 50th and 59th place, 3rd and 4th in the county.
Aaron Hennessy then represented the boys in the U16 4000m. Aarons competitors ran at a blistering pace and Aaron looked very comfortable gaining alot of ground on the second lap. He finished 117th and 4th in the county. Congratulations to all our athletes who raced today and we look forward to seeing you all again in next years All Irelands!
Leinster Cross Country Championships, Uneven Ages, Dunboyne (11th November 2012)
Well done to everyone who competed yesterday. Another tough course but everyone did their best on the day. First off in a packed Girls U13 2,500m, were Aoife Kelly, Lauren O'Gorman, Molly Aspel and Adanya Hott. With over one hundred and forty girls in the race it was hard to even see the girls at times but none the less they all ran well with Molly finishing fast in 56th, Adanya 72nd, Aoife 122nd and Lauren 127th.
Evan Swan, Luke Hennessy and Oisin Hott then ran in another packed U13 2,500m. All three boys ran very well, avoiding the occasional slips and falls with Oisin finishing 53rd, Luke 99th and Evan 100th.
U15 girls, 4000m saw Roisin Crowe running strongly in a competitive field and finishing in 16th place. Aaron Hennessy then ran in the boys U17 5000m and finished 51st in a fairly gruelling course.
Well done to all athletes for Sundays results and to all those who have competed to date in the Cross Country season. Good luck to Aaron, Roisin, Cliodhna, Oisin and Molly who have all qualified for the All Irelands!
Leinster Cross Country Championships, Even Ages, Rathdrum (28th October 2012)
A big congratulations to all our athletes who competed today. It was a gruelling course but everyone gave it their best. Also, best wishes to Tony Aspel who had a bad fall yesterday.....he is still in first place for Crookstown's unluckiest athlete when it comes to injuries!
First up was Molly Aspell who, just back from holidays the day before, competed in a packed race in the the girls U12 2000m. Molly finished a strong 37th. Next off, U12 boys, 2000m Oisin Hott and Luke Hennessy both ran a great race with Oisin finishing 6th for kildare, 54th individually and Luke 100th. Well done to all the under 12's.
Lauren O'Gorman and Adanya Hott then raced up an age in the girls U14 3000m. Running a longer race than normal, they both ran steady and strong with Adanya coming 4th for kildare, 57th individually and Lauren 113th. Great run girls.
Next up were Roisin Crowe and Cliodhna O'Connor running up an age in the girls U16 4000m. Despite a very hilly and messy two large laps, the girls ran a great race. Roisin, finishing 3rd for Kildare and 11th overall brought home our only medal of the day. Cliodhna was right behind in 4th place for Kildare and 16th overall. Both girls have qualified for the All Irelands.
Aaron Hennessy and Johnny Leigh Malone followed in the boys U16 4000m. In a very fast race both ran very strong and steady with Aaron finishing 56th and Johnny 58th.
Well done everyone and lets get stuck in for the Leinster uneven ages in two weeks!
County Cross Country Championships, Uneven Ages, Suncroft (21st October 2012)
Congrats to everyone who competed in the uneven ages Kildare County Cross Country Championships on Sunday 21st in Suncroft. It was a very tough course but the weather held up for a change!
First off were the girls U9 who had a great race with Hannah Breen winning gold for the club, Molly O'Loughlin a very fast 9th and Caitlin Keogh improving greatly on her last race, finishing 17th. Well done girls. Scott Cardiff then finished a very competitive 18th in a packed U9 boys 500m.
Callum McElhennry ran a great race and also made the Kildare team placing 8th in the boys U11 1200m. Adanya Hott came 10th, Aoife Kelly 15th and Lauren 28th in what was a tough U13 girls 1800m race. Adanya qualified for the county team in the Leinsters. Well done to all three girls. Next up, Evan Swan, Luke Hennessy and Oisin Hott competed out of their age group in the boys U13 1800m. All three ran very well and finished 17th, 24th and 10th respectively. Oisin also qualified for the Kildare team. Great race lads.
The girls U15, Cliodhna O'Connor and Roisin Crowe had a tough and hilly 2,500m race. It was close throughout and Roisin took the bronze and Cliodhna 4th place. Again, both girls made the Kildare team and put in a great performance.
Finally, Aaron Hennessy moved up an age to compete in the boys U17 4,500M. Despite a few setbacks on the day, he finished a very competitive 4th place and will also be representing Kildare at the Leinsters. Well done to everyone who took part. All the hard work is paying off!
County Cross Country Championships, Even Ages, Eire Og (14th October 2012)
Well done to all our athletes who participated in the 'official' start of the Cross Country season. Five Crookstown Millview competitors qualified to run for the Kildare County Teams in the Leinsters as follows: Molly Aspel, Oisin Hott, Adanya Hott, Aaron Hennessy and Tony Aspel.
Molly Aspel, U12, ran a very fast race and despite a head cold, came in a strong 5th place. Oisin Hott, Evan Swan and Luke Hennessy competed in a packed U12 boys 1500m. Oisin finished 4th in his first official race for the club, Evan a very competitive 18th and Luke, having had a tumble at the start finished strongly.
Despite running up an age at U14, Adanya Hott, Aoife Kelly and Lauren O'Gorman all ran very well with Adanya finishing 10th, Aoife 16th and Lauren 19th. Aaron Hennessy then got off to a blistering start in the boys U16 3000m. He maintained a very steady pace throughout and finished in 7th place. Finally, Tony Aspel took off in the boys U18 5,500m. Tony ran a very fast race, never letting the pace lag and finished 1st place. Congratulations to everyone and good luck next week to all our uneven aged athletes.
Star of the Sea AC Open XC, Greenanstown (23rd September 2012)
Congratulations to all athletes who competed in the Star of The Sea Cross Country races today. The weather was better than last week but the course was a tough one with two challenging hills in the middle. The U9 girls ran with a huge group and had a great 500m race with Hannah Breen 5th, Molly O'Loughlin 16th and Caitlin Keogh 31st. Scott Cardiff finished 27th in the boys U9 and was happy to finish his first race!
Next up, Molly Aspel came 2nd having run a very fast 1500m showing her strengths both on the hills and the last 200m. Oisin Hott and Conor Byrne then ran a strong and steady boys U12 1500m with Oisin finishing 7th and Conor 9th. U13 girls Aoife Kelly, Lauren O'Gorman and Adanya Hott showed great determination in a strong field with Adanya coming in 17th, Aoife 22nd and Lauren, first race of the season, 30th.
The girls U15, Cliodhna O'Connor and Roisin Crowe ran a very close race taking home 3rd and 4th medals respectively. Their 2,200m meant they endured the hills for an extra lap but they both looked strong and confident. Aaron Hennessy, U 17 then ran a tough and steady (and long!) 4,500m finishing a comfortable 12th. Running with the Juniors, Seniors and Masters Tony Aspel got off to a blistering start in his 6000m race and finished 3rd in his age group. Well done again to all athletes and we look forward to seeing you again in the counties.
Adamstown Open XC, Adamstown (16th September 2012)
Congratulations to all our athletes who took part in the first Cross Country race of the season in Adamstown today. The club won a total of 10 medals and had a turn out of 14 athletes. It was a typical Cross Country race day, lots of rain and wind.
First up was Scott Cardiff, U9, who unfortunately tripped up at the start and didn't get to finish his race. Starting for the girls were Hannah Breen, Molly O Loughlin and Caitlin Keogh who all had a fantastic first U9 500m run with Hannah coming 4th, Molly 10th and Caitlin a strong 18th.
Next came Molly Aspel, U12, running 1500m. Molly ran with the leading pack for the whole race and finished strongly in 4th. Conor Byrne, Oisin Hott and Luke Hennessy followed Molly in the boys U12. The boys got off to a blistering start and managed to keep the leading group in sight. Despite the fast pace, Oisin finished 5th, Conor 7th and Luke 16th.
Aoife kelly and Adanya Hott took to the start line as conditions started to deteriorate. Both kept with the top group for most of the 2000m run and it wasn't until the last portion of the race until places were decided. Adanya had a great second place finish and Aoife was very strong in fourth. U15's Cliodhna O'Connor and Roisin Crowe were up next running 2,500m. After a very fast start, Cliodhna stayed with the front runners for the whole race and took the silver home. Roisin, after a steady run, came 8th with a fast last 100m.
U 17 boys, Aaron Hennessy and Johnny Leigh Malone had the toughest race conditions of the day. They ran 5000m with Juniors and seniors combined. Despite the heavy rain, Johnny finished 6th and Aaron 8th in their age group. Well done to all athletes. It was a tough day but everyone gave their best. Next race is Sunday 23rd September in Star Of The Sea.
Athletics Leinster U/14 & U/16 Inter County League, Navan (16th September 2012)
Johnny McKenna was invited to take part in the County team for this event where each county put 2 athletes in each event and points were awarded. Johnny competed in the Long Jump, 100m sprint and 4 x 200m relay. The U/14 boys came 2nd in the league. Well done.
Kildare Juvenile B Championships & Javelin Championships, Celbridge
(9th September 2012)
The following athletes competed in the B Championships today:
U/8 Emily Quigley, Aidan McMahon, Danny McGough
U/11 Colm McMahon, Callum McElhinney
Aidan won his first kildare medal with a bronze in Ball Throw while Colm & Callum nearly had clean sweeps with Colm winning Gold in 100m and Silver in Long Jump then Callum winning Silver in 100m, Bronze in Long Jump and Silver in 600m.
Also today were the Hurdle & Javelin Championships. We had no athletes in the Hurdles and 2 athletes in the Javelin. Mickey McGough competed in U/18 Javelin where he picked up his 1st County medal and Kathryn competed in both U/18 and Senior Ladies where she came 2nd & 3rd respectively. Well done all.
Kildare Juvenile League Round 4, Naas (2nd September 2012)
The final round of the Kildare League took place in Naas today. Once again we had a poor turnout for this event with only 7 athletes turning up to compete. Thanks to the athletes who did compete and gave their best to accumulate league points for the club. They were U/8s - Emily Quigley, Amy Moore & Danny McGough who competed in 150m & Ball Throw; U/9s - Scott Cardiff & James Dean who competed in 80m & 200m; U/12s Sean Moore & Molly Aspell who competed in 80m, 150m & Ball Throw.
Also held today was a County Championship 200m race for U12s. This was a final which had to be rerun due to problems with the race back in May. Sean Moore had qualified to run but unfortunately came 4th and out of the medals - but we know that if this race had been run back in May or June the outcome would have been different!!
AAI Development Events (5th August 2012)
This is a new event for Athletics Ireland and replaced the previously named All Ireland B Championships. Aoife Kelly was our only athlete competing today and she won silver in the U13 Long Jump.
AAI Juvenile Combined Events (4th August 2012)
Lisa Aspel competed in the All Ireland Pentathlon competition for U14s today and finished off a great track & field season by picking up a silver All Ireland medal. This competition involves Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Putt & 800m. Well done Lisa.
AAI U12-U19 T&F Championships, Tullamore (28th & 29th July 2012)
The final weekend of the All Ireland Track & Field Championships took place in Tullamore. We had 4 individual athletes plus a relay team competing.
In field events Ciara Dunne competed in the U/16 Shot Putt where she came 6th and Kathryn Weir competed in the U/18 Long Jump where she finished 8th.
On the track Lisa Aspel & Johnny McKenna both ran well in their 200m heats to qualify for the finals. Lisa finished in 6th place and Johnny finished 2nd to win his first All Ireland medal.
The U15 girls relay team of Katie Quigley, Laura Quigley, Tara Breen & Lisa Aspel ran well in their heat to qualify for the final and after a very close race finished in 5th place.
AAI U12-U19 T&F Championships, Tullamore (14th & 15th July 2012)
Nearing the end of the track & field season for 2012, we had 7 athletes competing in the All Ireland Championships this weekend.
Sean Moore was competing in the U12 Ball Throw, an event which will be replaced by Turbo Jav next year. With nerves aplenty Sean finished in 2nd place going into the final 8 and threw 41.28m to win silver and his first All Ireland medal.
Lisa Aspel was competing in U14 Hurdles and High Jump this weekend and after winning the 1st heat in the 75m Hurdles Lisa came from behind in the final to finish the last few metres very strongly and take a fantastic 1st place. Great result Lisa and well done. Lisa also did High Jump where she jumped 1.25m.
Johnny McKenna competing in U14 Long Jump and 80m came 4th in each event with a jump of 4.24m.
Laura Quigley competed in Long Jump and High Jump. In Long Jump she jumped 4.49m after 2 breaks to finish in 9th position and in High Jump she cleared 1.40m.
Katie Quigley competed in U15 Discus where she threw a PB of 24.76m to finish in 5th place.
Ciara Dunne competed in U16 Discus where she threw 26.32m to finish with a Bronze All Ireland medal.
Kathryn Weir competed in U18 Triple Jump, Shot Putt and Discus. In Triple Jump Kathryn jumped 9.94m to set a new PB and finish 4th. In Shot, Kathryn waited until her last throw 11.21m and claim an All Ireland silver medal. In Discus, when the rain was pouring down Kathryn threw 25.55m.
Kildare County Championships, Day 2, Celbridge (8th July 2012)
The 2nd Day of the Kildare Track & Field Championships took place in Celbridge on Sunday 8th July. 9 athletes competed for the club and 10 medals were won.
Scott Cardiff, James Deane, Ciara McGrath & Molly O'Loughlin competed in the U9s where Ciara competed in Ball Throw and 100m and came 5th in Ball Throw. Molly won 2 medals today with Bronze in Ball Throw and Gold in 100m. Scott jumped 2.67m in Long Jump and came 2nd in 100m. James also competed in these events where he jumped 2.73m.
In the U12s Molly Aspell competed in the 200m. Aoife Hott comnpeted in the Shot Putt and 600m and Aoife Kelly had a great day winning Gold in 600m, Silver in 100m and Bronze in Shot Putt with a throw of 6.25m.
Lisa Aspel also enjoyed a good day in the U14 competition with a Gold in High Jump, Silver in 200m and Bronze in Long Jump where she jumped 4.05m.
Kathryn Weir competed in the U18 Long Jump where she came 3rd with a jump of 4.66m
Leinster U13-U19 T&F Championships, Tullamore (30th June & 1st July 2012)
It was a great weekend at the U13-U19 Leinster championships in Tullamore. First up on Saturday were Aoife Kelly and Lauren O’Gorman in the U13 Long jump where Aoife attained a new Personal Best (PB). Lauren went on to compete well in the 80m sprint and the shot put, putting in good performances in both. Aoife also competed well in the shotput and ran well in the 800m to claim a place in the final.
Jonny McKenna had a fantastic weekend in his first Leinster competition where he finished the weekend with four medals: 2 golds in the sprints, a silver in the Long jump, and a bronze medal for the county relay team. Lisa Aspel ran well to claim bronze medals in both the Hurdles and the 200m and she also finished 4th in the High jump to qualify for the All Irelands in that event as well.
Katie and Laura Quigley both competed in the long jump with Laura achieving a bronze medal and she also qualified for another All Ireland place with a fourth position in the High Jump. Katie qualified for the All Irelands with some good consistent throwing in discus securing her 4th place.
Tara Breen had to pull out of the sprints due to an injury she was carrying, but competed well to achieve a PB in the shot put competition. Ciara Dunne had another successful Leinster competition winning Gold in discus and only narrowly being pipped into silver medal position in the shotput.
Roisin Crowe and Adanya Hott fought hard in the longer distance races (1500m and 600m respectively) where the pace was very fast and both did well finishing in good times.
Kathryn Weir was another athlete who had a great competition achieving 4medals: 2 gold (Long Jump and Shotput) and 2 silver (Discus and Triple Jump)
Overall it was a great weekend of athletics packed with excitement, determination, and great athleticism. Well done to all who competed and good luck in the All Irelend Championshiops to all those who qualified.
Leinster Junior & U23 Championships, Dunboyne & Navan (16th June 2012)
The Leinster Junior & U23 Championships took place in both Dunboyne & Navan today. Kathryn Weir competed first in Dunboyne where she entered the Junior Discus competition and came 4th and then drove up to Navan to compete in the Junior Triple Jump in which she came 3rd. Think her driver probably deserves a medal as well!!
Thomas Hickey competed in the U23 Mens 200m where he got off to a bad start when he was disqualified for a false start but then went on to win Gold in both Long Jump and Triple Jump.
Leinster U9-U11 Pairs & U12 Championships, Navan (16th June 2012)
Unfortunately we had only 2 athletes competing today after the event had been postponed from last week - our U9 and U11 boys teams were unable to travel.
Sean Moore competed in U/12 High Jump, Long Jump and Ball Throw while Molly Aspel competed in U/12 600m.
Sean competed in the High Jump competition where he cleared 1.18m to finish in joint 4th place. This was a great result as Sean has only taken up this discipline. In the Long Jump, Sean jumped 3.84m but was unable to make it through to the final 8. However, in the Ball Throw he threw a massive 52.10m to win Gold and force the judges to get a longer measuring tape!
Molly ran a great heat in the 600m to qualify for the final but in this race got boxed in at the start but finished strongly in 7th place.
Kildare Juvenile League Round 3, Crookstown (6th June 2012)
We had 30 athletes compete in the 3rd round of the League in Crookstown tonight. Everyone performed well so we will wait and see if all that effort has paid off and lifted us off the bottom of the league!!
Leinster Team Event, Celbridge (4th June 2012)
In the Leinster Team event today we had 3 teams competing:
U/12 Boys - Luke Hennessy, Callum McElhinney, Colm McMahon and Sean Moore
U/13 Girls - Molly Aspell, Aoife Kelly, Adanya Hott and Lauren O'Gorman
U/15 Girls - Roisin Crowe, Tara Breen, Katie Quigley and Laura Quigley
Each team member competed in 2 events plus the relay. The winning team in each event scores 1 point so the team with the fewest points at the end of the competition are the winners.
All athletes competed very well and the day finished with Gold medals going to the U/15 girls team. Well done to all athletes. It's a great team event to take part in and Celbridge did a great job at hosting.
Ballon Rathoe Open Sports, Ballon (4th June 2012)
Scott Cardiff competed in Ballon today and although did not win any medals put in a great performance in the U/9 sprint.
Leinster Juvenile Relays, Tullamore (27th May 20120
Today was the Leinster Juvenile Relay Championships in Tullamore. We only had 1 team competing, which was the U15 Girls 4 x 100m team of Laura Quigley, Lisa Aspel, Roisin Crowe and Katie Quigley. The girls were drawn in lane 1 for a straight final and with some tough competition and recent changes to the team ran an excellent race to take bronze. Well done to all.
Leinster Combined Events Championships, Greystones (20th May 2012)
The combined events championships took place in Greystones today. This event is where athletes take part in 5 different athletic disciplines and are awarded points on their performance in each which are then totalled after each event.
Lisa Aspel was competing in the U14 Girls and with a great 75m Hurdles was leading the competition from the start. Lisa stayed in front throughout Shot Putt, Long Jump and High Jump and although did not win the final event which is 800m had put enough points on her scoresheet to keep the lead and win Gold.
In the U15 Girls Katie Quigley and Laura Quigley competed. In opposite form to Lisa did not have a great 80m Hurdles but pulled back points gradually through the next events with Katie coming 2nd in Shot, Long Jump and 800m and Laura winning High Jump and 800m to finish 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
It is a great event to take part in and watch. Well done.
Kildare Juvenile League Round 2, Naas (20th May 2012)
We had 23 athletes compete in the 2nd round of the League in Naas and a great day was had by everyone, getting valuable points for the club. We had athletes in all ages from U/8 boys and girls to U/15 Boys and Girls.
Results are as follows:
Boys U/8 Ball Throw and 100m: Aidan McMahon threw 16m in ball throw and finished 3rd in 100m, Daniel McGough threw 11.30m and finished 7th in 100m. Girls U/8 Ball Throw: Amy Moore competed in ball throw. Boys U/9 60m and 100m: Scott Cardiff, Tom Healy, James Dean and Charlie Swan all competed at the age. Scott came 1st in 100m and 2nd in 60m, Tom Came 5th in 60m and 7th in 100m, James came 9th in 60m and 8th in 100m and Charlie camE 10th in both 60m and 100m. Girls U/9 Long Jump and 100m: Ciara McGrath jumped 2.09m in long jump and finished 6th in 100m. Girls U/10 Ball Throw and 150m: Roisin McGrath threw 12.50m and finished 9th in 150m. Boys U/11 Ball Throw and 100m: Colm McMahon threw 27.90m and finished 3rd in 100m,
Callum McElhinney threw 23.95m and finished 2nd in 100m. John Healy threw 22.80m
Girls U/12 60m and 100m: Molly Aspell came 2nd in both races. Boys U/12 Shot Putt and 300m: Luke Hennessy threw 6.65m and finished 6th in 300m, Evan Swan threw 5.57m and finished 5th in 300m and Sean Moore threw 4.85m Girls U/13 80m and 200m: Aoife Kelly finished 2nd in 80m and 1st in 200m, Lauren O’Gorman finished 3rd in 80m and 4th in 200m, Adayna Hott finished 7th in 80m and 6th in 200m. Boys U/14 100m and 300m: Johathon McKenna 1st in 100m A Final. Sam Moore and Harry Swan made the B final with Harry winning and Sam finishing 2nd. In the 300m straight final Jonathon again took 1st place with Harry finishing in 6th place. Girls U/15 200m and Long Jump: Roisin Crowe took 1st place in the 200m and jumped 4.12m in Long Jump. Boys U/15 Shot Putt and 1000m: Brendan Aspel threw 8.51m in shot putt and finished in 3rd place in 1000m.
County Championships Day 1, Leixlip (12th May 2012)
The first day of the County Championships finally came round after having been postponed 2 weeks ago due to bad weather. Thankfully, the weather today was dry and with only a bit of wind.
We had 26 competing athletes aged from U/9 to Masters with medals won at both ends of the age groups and some more in between.
Competing in the boys events were U/9 Aidan McMahon, Scott Cardiff, James Deane and Charlie Swan in 80m and Ball Throw; U/11 Colm McMahon and Callum McElhinney in 80m and 600m; U/12 Sean Moore and Evan Swan in 200m and Long Jump; U/14 Sam Moore, Harry Swan and Jonathan McKenna in 200m, 800m and Long Jump; U/17 Aaron Hennessy in 200m and 800m; Thomas Hickey in Inter Shot Putt; John Moore in Masters 200m.
The boys did well with Scott winning gold in Ball Throw, James winning bronze in Ball Throw, John winning gold in Masters 200m, Jonathan winning bronze in 200m, Aaron winning bronze in 800m and Thomas winning gold in Shot.
Competing in the girls events were U/9 Emily Quigley, Ciara McGrath and Amy Moore in 80m, Long Jump and Relay, U/10 Roisin McGrath in 100m and Relay; U/11 Anya Calderwood in 200m, Long Jump and Ball Throw; U/12 Molly Aspell in Shot Putt and 600m; U/13 Adanya Hott and Aoife Kelly in 200m and Long Jump; U/14 Eva Calderwood in 100m; U/15 Katie Quigley & Estelle Dowling in 100m; U/15 Roisin Crowe in 1500m; U/18 Kathryn Weir in Shot; U/19 Alison Keatley in 1500m.
Medals won by the girls were Molly who won bronze in 600m, Aoife winning silver in 200m and bronze in Long Jump, Kathryn winning gold in Shot and silver in High Jump, Roisin winning gold in 1500m and Alison winning gold in 1500m.
St Abbans Open Sports, Crettyard (7th May 2012)
St Abbans AC held their open sports today in wintery weather. There was wind, rain and hailstones!
The following athletes competed: Emily Quigley, Scott Cardiff, Harry Mallon, Callum McElhinney, Molly Aspell, Adanya Hott, Aoife Kelly, Katie Quigley & Laura Quigley.
Our youngest athlete Emily Quigley competed in the U/8 60m and 300m and was over the moon to win her first individual medal coming 3rd in the 300m. Other mentions go to Aoife Kelly who jumped a personal best of 4.02m in the U/13 Long jump to come 3rd and Callum McElhinney who competed in his first athletics competition for Crookstown.
Other medals came from Harry Mallon who came 3rd in the U/10 Boys 300m; Katie Quigley who came 3rd in U/15 Girls 100m and 3rd in Discus and Laura Quigley who came 3rd in Girls U/17 High Jump.
Well done to all who came as the conditions were not easy.
St Laurence O'Toole Open Sports (22nd April 2012)
A few of our athletes travelled to Carlow in the rain today to compete in SLOT Open Sports. As our County Championships are next week this was a great warm up event to attend.
Competing in the events today we had U/8 Aidan McMahon & Emily Quigley, U/11 Colm McMahon, U/12 Molly Aspell, U/13 Aoife Kelly, Adanya Hott and Lauren O'Gorman, U/15 Katie Quigley & Laura Quigley.
On the track Aidan & Emily put in great effort as usual and it is great to see our younger athletes coming along to Open Sports. Colm qualified for the 80m final and holding onto 3rd place for most of the race was pipped at the line and unfortunately out of the medals but a great race. Molly ran a great 500m where she kept in the top half of athletes until 200m left when she went up a gear to have a great finish and pick up a bronze medal. Aoife qualified for her sprint final and ran a great race to finish 3rd. Lauren also qualified for the sprint final but was unlucky to finish outside of the medals, likewise in the 600m. Adanya competed in the 600m where there was a strong field of athletes and finished outside of the medals. Katie had a straight final in the 100m where she finished 2nd.
In field events Colm competed in the Ball Throw where he had a throw of 25.58m. Aoife threw 6.35m in Shot to win a 3rd place medal. Adanya & Lauren also competed in shot. Laura competed in High Jump where she jumped 1.40m to win a Gold medal. In Shot Katie & Laura both competed with Katie throwing 9.66m to win Bronze. Unfortunately the U/16 Long Jump did not go ahead.
Last of the day was the U/13 Girls Relay team who came 3rd.
Kildare Juvenile League 1st Round, Celbridge (21st April 2012)
We had 9 athletes compete in the first round of the League and although only a small number, all athletes did extremely well. We had 2 boys competing for the first time in the League in the Boys U/8 we had Daniel McGough and in the Boys U/9 we had Scott Cardiff, both did really well keep up the good work.
In the Girls U/12 Molly Aspell competed in the Long Jump jumping 2.95m and first place in her 200m, next up were our 3 U/13 girls, Aoife Kelly, Lauren O’Gorman and Adanya Hott, all girls had Shot Putt and 300m. Lauren threw 6.85m to take first, Aoife threw 6.59 for second with Adayna throwing 6.03m. In the 300m Aoife ran a great race to finish 2nd with Lauren taking 3rd and Adayna only a few places back after a near stumble at the start. In the Girls U/14 Lisa Aspel had a great day winning both her 100m and 300m. In the U/15’s we had Brendan Aspel and Roisin Crowe, both did very well.
Hopefully for the next round of the League we will have a lot more athletes compete as the more we have the more points we can earn.
Crookstown Open Sports (15th April 2012)
It was a great start to the outdoor track & field season today when we held our Annual Open Sports Event. The weather held and our athletes had some good competition. Our new event, Discus, proved popular and gave us a chance to show of the new Discus Cage that Ian and Brendan have worked hard on over the past months.
Some of our newer athletes competed today and even if no medals were won they had a good day out. We look forward to seeing them again over the next few weeks and improving all the time.
Our seasoned athletes also competed and used today as good practise for upcoming County Competitions.
Thank you to all parents who helped, sponsors who supported us and all the other clubs who attended.
Click for Girls Results and Boys Results.
AAI Juvenile Relay Championships (1st April 2012)
The U/15 Girls relay team travelled to Nenagh to compete in the All Ireland Relay Championships. The girls were in the 2nd heat where they came 2nd with a time of 1.56.37. Qualification to the final was on time only. The girls were 5th fastest overall so unfortunately didn't advance to the final.
AAI Juvenile Indoor Championships, Nenagh (24th & 25th March 2012)
4 athletes from the club had qualified to compete in these championships this weekend: Katie Quigley in U/15 Shot Putt, Lisa Aspel in U/14 High Jump, Kathryn Weir in U/18 Shot Putt and Triple Jump and Ciara Dunne in U/16 Shot Putt.
Unfortunately due to injury Lisa could not compete this weekend so we wish her a speedy recovery from injury.
Kathryn competed on Saturday in both her events and although not at her best due to a bad cold was able to throw 9.37m in Shot to win Silver and jump 9.45m in Triple Jump to finish in 4th place. Great effort.
Going into yesterdays competition, Katie wanted to throw a Personal Best and make the last 8, and she was able to do just that. She threw 9.72m and finished in 7th place. Well done.
Ciara competed in the U/16 Shot today where she threw 10.71m to finish in 4th place. Well done Ciara.
Scottish Indoor Championships, Glasgow (3rd & 4th March 2012)
Some of our athletes travelled to Glasgow this weekend to compete at the Scottish National Indoor Championships. This was the first time for most of these athletes to travel to a competition outside of Ireland. Most importantly the athletes had a great weekend meeting new people and competing in a new environment.
On the first day was the U/18 and U/20 competition where Kathryn Weir competed in the Shot Putt competition. Kathryn threw 9.21m to win Bronze.
On the second day in the U/14 and U/16 competition Katie Quigley, Lisa Aspel, Laura Quigley & Ciara Dunne took part. Katie competed in U/16 Long Jump & 200m; Lisa Aspel in U/14 60m Hurdles & 200m; Laura in U/16 High Jump & 800m and Ciara in U/16 Shot.
We had a great day with Lisa winning a Silver medal in the Hurdles, Laura winning a Bronze in High Jump and Ciara winning Gold in Shot Putt.
Well done also to the other Kildare & Irish Athletes who travelled and did so well.
Leinster Juvenile Indoor Championships, Nenagh (18th & 19th February 2012)
13 juvenile athletes travelled to Nenagh this weekend to compete in the Leinster Indoor Championships. 5 medals were won and lots of Personal Bests were beaten so well done to everyone.
On Saturday the athletes competing were Sean Moore in U/12 Long Jump, Molly Aspell in U/12 600m, Adanya Hott in U/13 600m, Aoife Kelly in U/13 600m, Sam Moore in U/14 Long Jump, Lisa Aspel in U/14 60m Hurdles, Katie Quigley in U/15 Shot Putt, Tara Breen in U/15 Shot Putt, Laura Quigley in U/15 High Jump, Kathryn Weir in U/18 Long Jump & Triple Jump.
On Sunday the athletes competing were Sean Moore in U/12 60m, Molly Aspell in U/12 60m, Aoife Kelly in U/13 Long Jump & 60m, Sam Moore in U/14 60m, Lisa Aspel in U/14 High Jump & 60m, Katie Quigley in U/15 Long Jump & 60m, Tara Breen in U/15 Long Jump & 60m, Laura Quigley in U/15 800m, Cliodhna O'Connor in U/15 800m, Ciara Dunne in U/16 Shot Putt, Kathryn Weir in U/18 Shot Putt.
Our medals were won by Lisa Aspel in High Jump with a jump of 1.38m to win silver; Katie Quigley in Shot Putt with a throw of 9.08m to win bronze; Ciara Dunne in Shot Putt with a throw of 11.11m to win Gold; Kathryn Weir in Shot Putt with a throw of 10.35m to win Gold and in Triple Jump a jump of 9.80m to win a second gold.
Performances also worth a mention: Laura Quigley who came joint 3rd in High Jump with a jump of 1.40m but on countback was placed fourth; Lisa Aspel who came 4th in the 60m Hurdles; Sean Moore who jumped 3.89m to be placed 5th in Long Jump; Cliodhna O'Connor & Laura Quigley who came 5th & 6th in the 800m final and Kathryn Weir who came 4th in Long Jump.
Finally, a word on the U/14 60m final where after 2 false starts Lisa was disqualified and then, thankfully, allowed back into the race. With nerves against her she did not win any medals but showed great spirit!
AAI Juvenile B Cross Country Championship, Lough Key Forest Park (5th February 2012)
We had 4 athletes compete today in Lough Key and first up was Molly Aspell in the Girls U/11 1500m. Molly ran a very steady race and finished in 37th place, Kildare finished in 4th Place. Next up we had Evan Swan running in his first All Irelands, Evan finished in 73rd place, Kildare finished 11th. Harry Swan also running in his first All Irelands finished in 50th place with Kildare winning Gold. Cliodhna O'Connor ran in the Girls U/15 race and staying with the leaders throughout the race Cliodhna finished in 6th place winning an individual medal. Well done to all.
AAI Juvenile Combined Events, Nenagh (28 January 2012)
Lisa Aspel, Katie Quigley & Laura Quigley took part in the Juvenile Combined Events today, where each athlete competes in 5 events and is awarded points for their results. An excellent day was had by Lisa Aspel in the Under 14 competition where she had numerous Personal Bests to finally be awarded 4th place which is a fantastic result this early in the season.
Katie & Laura Quigley did not have such a great day with disappointment in some events for both but with very few points between 7th and 16th place the girls did well and know what they need to improve on. Training for Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot Putt, High Jump and 800m at the same time is very hard indeed.
Leinster Juvenile Relays & Leinster Senior Championships, Nenagh (29 January 2012)
For the first time in a few years we managed to field more than 1 relay team at a Leinster Championship!
The Girls U13 team of Aoife Kelly, Adanya Hott, Lauren O'Gorman and Molly Aspell took part in the 4 x 100m with 18 other teams. Unfortunately their time of 64.70s in the second heat was not good enough to get them through to the final but watching the girls run you would have to think that with a bit more time together they will be able to win some medals.
The U15 Girls team of Laura Quigley, Lisa Aspel, Tara Breen and Katie Quigley took part in the 4 x 200m competition, and true to form for this relay team who have been together for a while, ran a great heat to qualify in 2nd fastest position. They then ran the final and took a well deserved silver medal, especially since 3 of the team had put in a full day of competition yesterday at the combined events.
In the Senior competition Thomas Hickey competed in Shot Putt and 60m. In the Shot, Thomas came 4th and unfortunately in the 60m was disqualified for a false start.
Well done to all and to the parents for the long weekend in Nenagh.
AAI Junior Championships, Nenagh (22 January 2012)
Kathryn Weir competed in her 1st Junior Competition today and although did not win any medals set a PB in Long Jump and threw well in Shot Putt. This is a big step up from the juvenile competition so well done Kathryn.
AAI Cross Country Championships, Odd Ages, The Curragh (11th December 2011)
Molly Aspell competed in this All Ireland Cross Country Championship in Kildare. Molly's was the first race with a distance of 1500m. Molly came in 57th place. Well done.
AAI Cross Country Championships, Even Ages, Sligo (27th November 2011)
Well done to Aoife Kelly and Adanya Hott who competed in the All Ireland Cross Championships this weekend. No medals were won but the girls put in great effort. Well done.
Leinster Cross Country Championships, Odd Ages, Adamstown (13th November 2011)
We had only 1 athlete competing in the Uneven ages Leinster Cross Country Championships in Adamstown.
Molly Aspell ran in the U/11 Girls 1500m race, she ran a very tactical race and finished very strongly to take an individual medal finishing in 9th Place overall. Molly was also a member of the Kildare team which took Gold in the team event. This was Molly's first ever Leinster medal so well done from everyone.
Leinster Cross Country Championships, Even Ages, Mullingar (30th October 2011)
We had 5 athletes compete in the Leinster Cross Country championships at the weekend.
First up was the girls U.12 in the 2000mtrs. We had Aoife Kelly, Molly Aspell, Adayna Hott and Lauren O'Gorman competing for both Club and County. The girls ran very well with Aoife finishing in 48th place, Adayna 49th, Molly 58th and Lauren 71st out of a field of 188 athletes, well done. Unfortunately it wasn't good enough for a club medal, but Kildare finished in 3rd place overall, with Aoife, Adayna and Molly finishing in the top 10 Kildare athletes.
Alison Keatley competed in the Girls U/18 4000m, Alison ran a very competent race and finished in 13th place.
Well done to all girls, and thanks to Brian for all his hard work and training.
Kildare County Cross County Championships, Odd Ages, Caragh
The weather was much improved for the second day of the County Cross Country Championships with the Crookstown Millview athletes competing well on the day. First up was Harry Mallon in the Boy's U9, quickly followed by Colm McMahon and Evan Swan in the boy's U11. All three boys gave it everything fighting all the way to the finish line to finish in the pack.
Molly Aspel was the first of the Crookstown girls to compete in the U11 race. Molly helped push the pace from the start and put in a strong finish to come in 5th on the day. Crookstown had a team for the girls u13 race made up of Lisa Aspel, Aoife Kelly, Adanya Hott and Lauren O'Gorman. Lisa lead the Crookstown girls home to finish in 5th place and was quickly followed by the remainder of the team to earn a team scour of 49 points which won the team bronze medals.
Congratulations to all for the big proformances.
Kildare County Cross Country Championships, Even Ages, Crookstown
(25th September 2011)
The first round of the County Cross Country Championships took place today near our own track. The weather was not great with the rain making frequent appearances but with a good turnout of athletes there was plenty of competition across all ages.
In the U/10 Boys race Colm McMahon & Harry Mallon took part in their 1st Cross Country race of 600m and both did very well finishing in the top half of their field.
The Girls U/12s were up next with Aoife Kelly, Molly Aspell, Lauren O'Gorman & Adanya Hott making up a team. The girls all ran very well with Aoife, Molly & Adanya finishing in the top 12 and Lauren not too far behind. This great effort was rewarded with a silver team medal.
In the U/14 Girls; Katie Quigley, Laura Quigley & Roisin Crowe lined up for this 2000m race. All girls ran a strong race with Katie finishing 3rd, Laura 4th & Roisin 8th.
Our final athlete for today was Alison Keatley in the U/18 4000m who started well and kept up the good form to finish in 1st place.
Well done athletes and thank you to all who helped with the running of today's event.
Navan AC Open Sports, Navan (18th September 2011)
The final track & field competition of 2011 took place in Navan today. Only 5 athletes travelled today: Lisa Aspel, Laura Quigley, Katie Quigley, Kathryn Weir & Thomas Hickey but they were all very successful.
Mention has to be made of Thomas' persuasive manner which resulted in Katie, Laura, Kathryn & Thomas competing in the Senior Mixed Relay. As no other club were mad enough to enter the team ran off with Gold!
In the High Jump personal bests were set by Lisa - 1.36m & Laura - 1.37m.
The events & medals were:
Lisa Aspel (U13): 1st in U/13 100m, 2nd in U/13 High Jump, 1st in U/14 Girls Relay.
Laura Quigley (U14): 3rd in U15 High Jump, 2nd in U/15 Long Jump, 2nd in U/14 Shot Putt, 1st in U/14 Girls Relay, 1st in Senior Mixed Relay.
Katie Quigley (U14): 2nd in U/14 100m, 2nd in U/14 200m, 3rd in U/15 Long Long, 1st in U/14 Girls Relay, 1st in Senior Mixed Relay.
Kathryn Weir (U17): 1st in Junior Women's Shot Putt, 2nd in Junior Women's Long Jump, 1st in Senior Mixed Relay.
Thomas Hickey (U/23 & Senior): 2nd in Senior Men's Shot Putt, 1st in Senior Men's 100m, 1st in Senior Men's Long Jump, 1st in Senior Mixed Relay.
Thanks to Aimee McGrath from Newbridge AC who made up the 4th member of the U/14 Girls Relay team.
Well done today, it was a great end to the season.
Adamstown AC Open Cross Country, Adamstown (11th September 2011)
We had 5 athletes compete in Adamstown Cross Country Open on Sunday 11th September 2011.
First up was Molly Aspell in the Girls U/11 1000m, Molly kept up with leading group and fininshed in 6th place. Aoife Kelly, Adanya Hott and Lauren O'Gorman competed in the Girls U/12 1500m and all three girls ran extremely well with Aoife finishing in 8th place and Adanya close behind in 11th, this was Laurens' first competitive race and she finished very strongly, well done Lauren.
Last up was Lisa Aspel moving up a year to compete in the Girls U/14 2000m, Lisa looked very comfortable throughout the race and finished in 11th place. Well done to all.
Kildare County B Championships, Le Cheile (4th September 2011)
The B championships took place in Leixlip on Sunday 4th September. It was a very successful day for Crookstown Millview AC with all three of our competing athletes bringing home a total of 5 medals. Molly Aspell ran an exceptional (U11) 100M coming in third place and securing a bronze medal. With very little time between events, she then ran a 600M where she got off to a blistering start and finished with another silver for the club. Aoife Kelly and Adanya Hott competed next in the U12 events. Aoife ran a very confident and strong 100M and finished first place. Adanya and Aoife ran a blistering 800M and with a very exciting sprint for the finish, Aoife won the gold and Adanya the silver. Well done to all three girls.
AAI Juvenile 'B' Championships, Tullamore (31st July 2011)
The B Championships took place in Tullamore today. This was the final AAI Track & Field event of the 2011 season. It is open to all athletes who have competed in Provincial championships but who did not qualify for any of the recent AAI Championships.
Lisa Aspel competed in the U/13 competition today and took Gold in the Long Jump with a jump of 4.06m. Lisa also competed in the 600m but was unfortunate not to win a second medal.
AAI Juvenile Combined Events, Tullamore (30th July 2011)
The All Ireland Combined Events took place in Tullamore today. Katie Quigley & Laura Quigley competed in the U14 Pentathlon which consists of 75m Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Putt and 800m.
The aim from both girls today was to improve on the points scored at the Indoor Combined Events held earlier this year.
Katie finished 5th overall with a points total of 2289 which was an improvement from the Indoors of 535 points while Laura finished 6th overall with a points total of 2285 which was an improvement of 921.
Well done girls.
AAI U12-U19 T&F Championships, Tullamore (23rd & 24th July 2011)
Kathryn Weir, Ciara Dunne & Katie Quigley competed this weekend in individual events while Cliodhna O'Connor, Tara Breen, Katie Quigley, Laura Quigley & Lisa Aspel competed in relay events.
Kathryn Weir was competing in the U/17 Girls Shot Putt competition and with an excellent throw of 10.85m to match her PB won silver.
Next up was Ciara Dunne in the U/15 Shot Putt and, with a hint of smile, Ciara smashed a previous competition record by 25cm to take Gold with a throw of 12.85m. Congratulations from all at the club to Ciara for her second gold medal of these championships.
Our only athlete on the track on Saturday was Katie Quigley in the U/14 200m. Katie finished 4th in her heat and was unfortunate not to qualify to her final.
On Sunday our U14 girls relay team were on the track against some tough competition and after qualifying to the final ran an excellent race to finish 5th in a time of 55.41s.
Lisa Aspel was part of the County Relay team at U13 level along with athletes from Naas and Newbridge who finished 6th.
AAI U12-U19 T&F Championships, Tullamore (9th & 10th July 2011)
3 of our athletes competed this weekend at the All Ireland Championships in Tullamore.
Ciara Dunne competed this weekend in the U/15 Discus and Long Jump. Ciara threw a fantastic 29.41m in Discus to win Gold. In the Long Jump she jumped 4.49m, which is not a personal best, but still a great jump to finish 9th.
Laura Quigley competed in U/14 Shot Putt and 800m. In Shot, Laura was disappointed to throw 9.19m which is below her personal best but in the 800m she ran 2.34.30 and although finishing 11th matched her personal best. We can't ask for more!!
Kathryn Weir competed in the U17 Discus this morning and threw 25.79m to finish in 7th position, which was a great result considering Kathryn has done more work with Junior Cert books than on the athletics track recently.
Look forward to the 23rd and 24th July for the next days of the T&F Championships.
Kildare T&F Juvenile League Round 4, Newbridge (3rd July 2011)
Thank you to the 10 athletes who turned out at the league today in Newbridge. The athletes were Aidan McMahon & Emily Quigley in U/8, Molly Aspell & Luke Hennessy in U/11, Tadhg Hennessy in U/13, Brendan Aspel, Katie Quigley & Laura Quigley in U/14 and Ciara Dunne & Aaron Hennessy in U/15.
Over the 4 rounds of the league these dedicated juvenile athletes have been great at travelling around the county competing for points for the club, but unfortunately as we did not have the numbers turning up this year we finished bottom of Group B.
On a much more positive note, although we had the lowest turnout of athletes from clubs in the league we came away today with trophies going to 3 Highest Point Scorers in their age group. These athletes were Molly Aspell in the U/11 Girls, Katie Quigley in the U/14 Girls and Ciara Dunne in the U/15 Girls.
Well done and Congratulations to all who won trophies, all who competed and a big thank you from me to the parents who brought the athletes along.
Kildare T&F Juvenile League Round 3, Naas (26th June 2011)
It was great to see a lot of our juvenile athletes compete in the 3rd round of the league today. We had athletes in nearly every race, which doesn't happen too often!
Hopefully we have done enough to keep us off the bottom of the league table so well done to you all, you did fantastic. The athletes who competed were: U/8 Emily Quigley & Aidan McMahon; U/9 Rachel Keane & Harry Mallon; U/10 Colm McMahon; U/11 Molly Aspell & Luke Hennessy; U/12 Aoife Kelly; U/13 Lisa Aspel & Tadhg Hennessy; U/14 Katie Quigley, Laura Quigley & Brendan Aspel; U/15 Ciara Dunne & Aaron Hennessy.
See you all for a repeat performance in Newbridge next Saturday.
AAI U23 Championships, Tullamore (26th June 2011)
Well done to Thomas HIckey who competed in the All Ireland U23 Track & Field Championships today. Thomas competed in Shot Putt and won Silver.
AAI Juvenile Pairs Championships, U9-U11, Templemore (25th June 2011)
We had 2 teams in Templemore today. Rachel Keane & Tara Finn competed in the U/9 Long Jump and Sean Moore & Luke Hennessy competed in the U/11 Ball Throw. No medals were won but all 4 athletes enjoyed competing.
Leinster U13-U19 Championships, Tullamore (18th & 19th June 2011)
This was a very busy and important weekend for our U13-U19 athletes as being placed in 1 of the the top 4 places of an event in the Leinster Championships guarantees progression to the AAI National Championships in July.
We had 9 athletes take part over the weekend in 1, 2, 3 or 4 events each and we came away with qualification to the AAI Championships in 11 events which was a fantastic achievement.
The athletes who took part were:
Lisa Aspel in U/13 Hurdles, Long Jump,600m & Inter County Relay - Lisa progressed to the finals in both Hurdles and 600m but was placed outside the medals. In the Relay Lisa and the rest of the county team from Newbridge ran well to take 3rd.
Katie Quigley in U/14 Long Jump, 80m, 200m & Inter County Relay - Katie made it through to the final 8 in all her events and took a bronze medal in the 200m. In the Relay both Katie & Laura moved up to U/15 with athletes from Naas & Suncroft but were unable to make the medals.
Laura Quigley in U/14 Shot Putt, 800m, Long Jump & Inter County Relay - Laura threw 9.29m to take 4th place in shot putt and repeated this placing in a fast run 800m.
Cliodhna O'Connor in U/14 200m, Long Jump & 800m - Cliodhna competed well in all events but was unable to secure a medal this weekend.
Aaron Hennessy in U/15 Long Jump & 100m - Aaron made it to the last 8 in Long Jump but was also outside of the medals.
Ciara Dunne in the U/15 Long Jump, Discus & Shot - Ciara did not disappoint us with qualification to the national finals in all events taking 1st in Discus, 2nd in Shot Putt and 4th in Long Jump.
Kathryn Weir in U/17 Shot Putt, Long Jump, Triple Jump & Discus - Kathryn also had a great weekend with 1st in Shot Putt, 2nd in Triple Jump and 1st in Discus.
Alison Keatley in U/18 1500m - Alison competed in just the 1 event this year and ran a great race to finish 3rd.
Charles Weir in U/19 Shot Putt - Charles also only competed in 1 event this year and with a throw of 9.67m from a 6kg Shot took Silver.
Medals or not, you have all shown what talented athletes we have at our club. Well done to all.
Leinster U9-U15 Team Event, St Abbans (11th June 2011)
The rain stayed off in St Abbans today for the Leinster Team competition. We had 1 team entered in todays competition where a team of 4 competes, with each athlete competing in 2 events plus a relay.
The girls U/15 team of Ciara Dunne (Shot Putt & Long Jump), Tara Breen (High Jump & 800m), Katie Quigley (High Jump & Long Jump) and Laura Quigley (Shot Putt & 800m) all performed well in their individual events to be in 1st place going into the last event which was the relay. Laura got off to a good start, Ciara ran the second leg, Tara brought us into the lead running 3rd position and Katie took the baton and stayed in front to win. With all the points added the Girls team won a well deserved 1st place and Gold medals all round.
Ballon Rathoe Open Sports, Ballon (6th June 2011)
There were 7 athletes who travelled to Ballon for the Open Sports today. Our youngest athlete today was Aidan McMahon who ran in the U/7 Boys 60m. The only other boy competing today was Colm McMahon who took part in the U/10 100m sprint and U/11 Ball Throw.
Over on the girls side Aoife Kelly competed in the U/12 Long Jump where she picked up silver with a jump of 3.43m and bronze in her 100m sprint. Molly Aspell competed in the U/11 Ball Throw where she threw 28.55m, the 100m sprint and the 600m where she came 4th.
In the older ages we had Katie Quigley, Laura Quigley and Ciara Dunne. Katie picked up 1st in U/14 Long Jump, 1st in 100m sprint and 2nd in 600m. Laura came 2nd in U/14 Long Jump, 3rd in 100m sprint and 1st in 600m. Ciara came 2nd in U/16 Long Jump and 1st in U/15 Shot Putt.
Our athletes were able to compete in 2 relays with Molly Aspell joining SLOT U/11 girls and running a fantastic 1st leg which helped the team to win Gold. Aoife moved up a few ages to join Katie, Laura and Ciara in the U/15 relay where they all ran well and also won Gold.
Well done to you all.
Leinster Junior & U23 Championships, Kilkenny (29th May 2011)
Thomas Hickey was our only athlete competing today at Kilkenny City Harriers Track for the U23 Leinster Championships.
Thomas did us all proud picking up silver medals in Long Jump and Shot Putt then winning Javelin and taking home Gold.
Leinster U9-U11 Pairs & U12 Championships, Navan (28th May 2011)
We had 6 athletes competing in Navan today. 2 sets of pairs: U/9 Girls - Rachel Keane & Tara Finn; U/11 Boys - Sean Moore & Luke Hennessy and U/12 Girls Adanya Hott and Aoife Kelly who were competing as individuals.
The U/12 girls competed in the 60m Hurdles, 600m and Long Jump. Neither girls secured a medal today but both did very well with new PBs being set.
In the Pairs competition the results from both athletes are added together to get the final results. Rachel & Tara both did well in the Long Jump with jumps of 2.16m and 2.46m to take a Bronze Medal. In the Ball Throw Rachel & Tara came 5th with a combined throw of 23.47m.
Sean & Luke competed in Ball Throw and with throws of 32.60m and 19.80m won Bronze. In the Long Jump Sean & Luke had a combined jump of 6.66m. These 4 athletes will now represent the club in the All Ireland Pairs Competition. Well done to you all.
Kildare County Hurdles & Javelin Championships, Celbridge (25th May 2011)
Well done to our 2 athletes: Ciara Dunne & Lisa Aspel who travelled to Celbridge to compete in the 3rd round of the County Championships. Lisa won Gold in the U/13 hurdles and Ciara, who had to go up an age to U/16 Javelin, won silver with a throw of 19.60m.
Leinster Relay Championships, Greystones (22nd May 2011)
It was an excellent day for our U/14 girls relay team who competed in the Leinster Relay Championships in Greystones today. The girls won their heat and in a great team effort where each one of them: Laura Quigley, Cliodhna O'Connor, Tara Breen & Katie Quigley did fantastically well and took 1st place in the final.
Kildare T&F Juvenile League Round 2, Celbridge (14th May 2011)
The 2nd round of the Juvenile League took place in Celbridge in the wind & rain. There was a disappointing turn out of athletes today - we only had 11 children competing. Saying that, the children who did come along performed fantastically and gave 110% with top scoring places on the track and in field events. Our athletes today were: U/8 Emily Quigley; U/11 Molly Aspell & Luke Hennessy; U12 Adanya Hott and Aoife Kelly; U/13 Tadhg Hennessy; U/14 Katie Quigley, Laura Quigley, Tara Breen & Cliodhna O'Connor; U/15 Aaron Hennessy.
Kildare County T&F Championships, Day 2, Celbridge (8th May 2011)
Today saw the 2nd Day of the Kildare Championships in Celbridge. It was very windy but the rain stayed off for most of the day.
In the U/11 boys Sean Moore had a great day taking Gold in Long Jump with a fantastic jump of 3.89m then following it up with a Gold in Ball Throw with a throw of 32.20m into a strong wind. Molly Aspell competed in the Girls U/11s in both 80m and 600m. Molly qualified easily for the semi-finals and finals in the 80m but fell just short in the final. In the 600m, once again Molly put in a huge effort and came up at her favourite place - 4th!!
Aoife Kelly and Adanya Hott were in the Girls U/12 Long Jump and 200m. Aoife jumped 3.43m to take Bronze in the Long Jump with Adanya just out of the medals. In the 200m Aoife was comfortably through to the final and like Molly also seems to find 4th her favourite placing at the moment. Although Adanya did not make the 200m finals she competed well today.
Lisa Aspel was our only U/13 and although did not make the medals in her 100m sprint, was able to pull back from the middle of the pack in the last 150m of her 600m to take Bronze. Lisa also picked up Bronze in her shot putt with a throw of 6.78m.
In the U/14s we had Brendan Aspel, Cliodhna O'Connor, Katie Quigley & Laura Quigley. Brendan was first to the medals with a Gold in shot putt for a throw of 7.02m. The 3 girls had an excellent day with Katie winning Gold in Long Jump, Gold in 200m, Bronze in High Jump and Bronze in 800m; Cliodhna winning Bronze in Long Jump, Bronze in 200m and Gold in 800m; Laura winning Silver in High Jump, Long Jump, 200m and 800m.
Ciara Dunne was in the U/15 High Jump and Shot Putt where she took Gold in both with a Jump of 1.47m and a throw of 10.61m.
Tony Aspel competed in the U/17s 1500m race, unfortunately coming 4th but running well. Kathryn Weir competed up from her age in the U/18 Long Jump where she was unable to secure a medal but in the Senior Womens Shot Putt threw 9.42m with a 4kg Shot to take Gold.
In the U/19 competition Alison Keatley competed in both the 400m and 1500m events and running well at the moment took Gold in the 400m and Silver in the 1500m.
Thomas Hickey was our only Senior athlete competing and he threw 9.05m in shot putt for a Bronze medal.
Well done to all athletes. The commitment that a lot of our athletes are showing is certainly paying off.
St Abbans AC Open Sports (2nd May 2011)
Another sunny day for our athletes who really turned out in numbers today. It was really great to see so many athletes competing for the club.
For the first time in a long while we were able to field 4 relay teams. 3 of which won medals: The U/11 Boys Relay of Colm McMahon, Sean Moore, Harry Mallon & Molly Aspell won Bronze. The U/13 Boys Relay of Adanya Hott, Aoife Kelly, Lisa Aspel & Sam Moore won Silver. The U/15 Girls Relay of Katie Quigley, Laura Quigley, Lisa Aspel & Ciara Dunne won Bronze.
Our young athletes Kate Whelan, Nicola Whelan, Aidan McMahon, Amy Moore & Emily Quigley all competed in the U/8 races and although no medals were won put in a great effort especially in the 300m and relay races. And remember you will all still be U/8 next year!
On the track there was great competition for our athletes in both the sprints and middle distance events. Medals were won by Harry Mallon in the U/9 60m and 300m; Lisa Aspel in the U/13 700m; Katie Quigley in the U/14 100m, Tony Aspel in the U/17 700m; Alison Keatley in the Junior Women 700m and Kathryn Weir in the Junior Women 100m.
In the field events there was certainly variety and it is was great to see athletes in High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Putt, Discus and Ball Throw. Medals were won by Sean Moore in the U/11 Long Jump; Lisa Aspel in the U/13 Long Jump; Laura Quigley in the U/14 High Jump; Ciara Dunne in U/17 Shot Putt, U/15 Long Jump and U/15 Discus; Kathryn Weir in the Junior Womens Triple Jump, U/17 High Jump and U/17 Shot Putt.
Once again well done to all the athletes for all their efforts today.
St Laurence O'Toole AC Open Sports (25th April 2011)
We had 12 athletes compete at the Easter Monday Open Sports in SLOT. 2 of our youngest athletes, Emily Quigley & Aidan McMahon took part in the U/8 60 metres race and although neither made it through to their final both put in a fantastic effort and its great to see you at these events.
In the U/9 Boys sprint Jack Whelan & Harry Mallon ran in a very competitive 60m. Harry progressed to the final and ran very well to finish 5th.
The U/10 boys saw Colm McMahon compete in the 80m & 300m. Colm ran excellently in his 80m heat to get to the final but was just out of the medals coming 5th. In the 300m race Colm came 6th.
Molly Aspell represented the U/11s by taking part in 80m, 300m and Ball Throw. Molly put in a great effort making it through to the sprint final, finishing 4th in the 300m and throwing 15.80m in Ball Throw.
Aoife Kelly and Adanya Hott competed in the U/12 girls. Aoife competed in Long Jump, 500m and U/14 girls relay, while Adanya competed in 500m. Aoife jumped 3.45m in Long Jump to pick up a silver medal and finished 4th in the 500m after a great race. Adanya was just behind Aoife finishing in a well placed 6th.
In the U/14 girls Tara Breen, Katie Quigley & Laura Quigley represented the club. Tara ran in 3rd position for the U/14 & U/16 relay helping the team pick up silver medals. Tara also competed in Long Jump, 80m & 800m but was unfortunate not to pick up a medal. Laura threw 7.96m in the U/15 Shot to pick up a bronze medal. In the 800m a fast pace meant Laura had her work cut out but she kept the lead in sight and with 150 metres to go picked up her pace to take 1st place. Katie performed well in her sprint to take 3rd place and jumped 4.08m in Long Jump for a silver medal. Katie & Laura also made up both the U/14 and U/16 relay teams.
Ciara Dunne took part in the U/15 Shot Putt where she threw 10.56m to pick up her first gold then jumped 4.53m in the U/16 Long Jump to pick up her second gold. Ciara ran the last leg of the U/16 relay team to lead the team to silver.
Also today, 2 of our athletes went to St Senans Open Sports in Kilmacow where Lisa Aspel picked up a silver medal in the U/13 High Jump with a jump of 1.28m. Tony Aspel ran in the U/17 800m and also picked up a silver medal.
Kildare County T&F Championships Day 1, Crookstown (17th April 2011)
It was a great day for the County Championships which were held at our track. The weather was bright and there was a good turnout from all clubs meaning good competition for our athletes.
First up was Colm McMahon in the U/10 Boys, who came 4th in his Long Jump and 3rd in his Ball Throw. Lisa Aspel in the Girls U/13 had a great day coming 1st in Long Jump with a jump of 3.90m, but unfortunately coming 4th in her 200m and High Jump. In the U/14 girls we had Laura Quigley, Katie Quigley, Cliodhna O'Connor and Tara Breen competing. In Shot Putt, Laura threw 9m to take Gold and Katie threw 8.40m for 3rd. Next up for the girls was the 100m in which Katie came 1st, Laura 2nd and Tara 4th. Unfortunately Cliodhna had qualified for the final but had to head off.
Tara Finn competed in the Girls U/9 competition in 80m and Long Jump where she is improving all the time. Sean Moore in the U/11 Boys came 4th in his 80m and had to drop out in his 600m after getting spiked after 300m. Ciara Dunne in the Girls U/15 won her long jump, while Kathryn Weir won her shot putt throwing a 4kg Shot.
Aoife Kelly and Adanya Hott in Girls U/12 both tried Shot Putt for the first time and even though no medals were won put in an excellent effort. In the 600m, Aoife just missed out on a medal coming 4th in her 600m. Luke Hennessy in the Boys U/11 ran very well in the 80m and 600m and even though was not in medal contention ran fantastically. Tony Aspel in Boys U/17, Alison Keatley in Girls U/19 and Brendan Aspel in Boys U/14 ran the 800m. Alison came 2nd in her race while Tony came 4th.
Charles Weir and Thomas Hickey competed in the Senior Mens shot putt, Charles came 2nd and Thomas came 3rd. In the U/14 Medley Relay the girls team of Katie Quigley (200m), Tara Breen (100m), Lisa Aspel (100m) and Laura Quigley (400m) put in a great effort to win 1st place. Well done to everyone who competed today. It is great to see how much our athletes are progressing. At the moment I don't have a final medal count for everyone but will post up here when I do.
Crookstown Open Sports, 10th April 2011
The sun shone and it was great to see so many Crookstown Athletes taking part today. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and look forward to watching you run over the coming season. Well done to all the medal winners and well done to everyone who took part. Full results for boys are here and girls here.
All Ireland Indoor Championships 2011 (Magherafelt and Nenagh)
Ciara Dunne represented the club in the U/15 Shot Putt at the National Indoor Championships in Magherafelt on Sunday 20th March and with a throw of 10.68m secured a bronze medal.
Saturday 2nd April was the 3rd day of the All Ireland Indoor Championships and this time they were held at Nenagh, Tipperary. Charles and Kathryn Weir had both qualified for the Shot putt in U19 and U17 events. Charles was first up and threw a personal best of 9.96 metres and took fourth position overall. Kathryn threw 10.39 metres and took the silver medal.
Congratulations from all at the club.
Kildare T&F Juvenile League Round 1, St Cocas (27th March 2011)
The 1st round of the Juvenile League took place at St Cocas Track in Kildare. This year the league has been split into 3 groups with Crookstown in Group B. We had 15 athletes competing: U/8 Emily Quigley; U/9 Tara Finn & Neil Fitzgerald; U/11 Molly Aspell, Luke Hennessy and Sean Moore; U12 Sean Finn and Aoife Kelly; U/13 Tadhg Hennessy; U/14 Brendan Aspel, Katie Quigley & Laura Quigley; U/15 Ciara Dunne and Aaron Hennessy. All athletes did extremely well. A few mentions are: Emily for jumping 1.95m in Long Jump, Brendan for throwing 6.72m in Shot Putt, Aoife for throwing 16.15m in Ball Throw, Sean M for throwing 34.65m in Ball Throw, Sean F for throwing 25.30m in Ball Throw, Molly for jumping 2.32m in Long Jump, Katie for jumping 4.03m in Long Jump, Laura for jumping 3.99m in Long Jump, and to all for great performances on the track.
Scottish National Indoor Championships, Glasgow (5th March 2011)
It was an early start on Friday Morning as the seven athletes representing County Kildare dragged themselves out of their beds and headed for Dublin airport . Arriving early in Glasgow on the Friday meant the group had time to look around the city centre and take the opportunity to indulge in a little shopping before heading back to the hotel to try and get a few hours sleep in the afternoon. Then it was out to eat, and early to bed in order to get ready for a big day at the Scottish National U17 / U20 Competition. It was another early start on Saturday as the team made its way to the excellent facilities at Kelvin Hall, and the the events kicked off at 09:30. Kathryn was competing at 11:30 for the U17 women's shotput, which was a hard fought competition and it was extremely close at the top for the medal positions. It was an excellent result for Kathryn as she claimed the gold medal with a throw of 9.58m with her final throw of the competition. After a celebratory meal on saturday night it was yet another early start on Sunday morning to head back to Glasgow airport, and fly home for a well deserved rest.
Leinster Indoor Championships, Days 2 & 3, Nenagh (12th & 13th February)
It was a busy weekend with 8 of our athletes competing in Nenagh. 3 Leinster medals were won but more importantly for a lot of athletes, personal bests were beaten so even for the athletes who came away without medals they were all smiling.
Aoife Kelly competed in her first Leinster indoors competition in both the U/12 Long Jump and 600m. Aoife finished in 8th place in her long jump with a jump of 3.55m but outside of qualification time from the 600m heats.
In the U/13 competition Lisa Aspel competed in the Long Jump and 60m. Lisa jumped 3.92m in Long Jump but with tough competition was unable to advance from her heat in the 60m.
In the U/14 competition Laura Quigley, Tara Breen, Cliodhna O'Connor and Katie Quigley competed. Tara threw 6.38m in the Shot Putt and jumped xx in the Long Jump. Katie jumped 3.96m in the Long Jump and was unfortunate not to advance out of the 60m heats. Laura threw 8.21m in the Shot Putt and although running a very fast heat in the 800m and qualifying for the final had to pull out with a muscle injury. Cliodhna won the 2nd heat of the 800m in great style and advanced to the final but finished just outside the medals in 5th place.
In the U/15, U/17 and U/19 competition our Shot Putters all won medals. First up was Ciara Dunne who won Gold with a throw of 10.89m. Kathryn Weir won Gold with a throw of 10.85m and Charles Weir won Silver with a throw of 9.66m.
For the first time Kathryn also took part in High Jump and although she was not in contention for a medal did fantastically well to try a new discipline.
Well done to all who competed and Good Luck to our medal winners in the All Ireland Finals next month.
All Ireland B Cross Country Championships, ALSAA (6th February 2011)
On a wet and very windy day 2 of our athletes: Cliodhna O'Connor and Alison Keatley headed to ALSAA in Dublin for the final Juvenile Cross Country Championships of this years season. Cliodhna was running in the U/13 race and with a great start and staying in the leading group for the whole race finished 2nd to claim an individual medal and a county medal. Alison ran in the U/17 race and with all the hours of hard training behind her finished in 6th to also pick up an individual medal. Unfortunately there was no County team in this age group.
Leinster Indoor Championships, Day 1, Nenagh (30th January 2011)
On Day 1 of the Leinster Indoor Championships which includes the Juvenile Relays the Girls U14 entered in the 4 x 200m. The relay team of Katie Quigley, Laura Quigley, Lisa Aspel, Cliodhna O'Connor and Tara Breen were in the 1st heat of the U/14 competition. Katie got off to a great start keeping up to 1st place KCH when after 200m the race was stopped due to problems with the timing system. As qualification to the finals is purely on time the race was re-run. Once again Katie got a great start and passed to Laura in 2nd place. Laura kept up the pace and staying in 2nd place to KCH passed to Lisa who put in another great 200m to pass to Cliodhna. Cliodhna kept 2nd place and with a fast heat the girls qualified to the final. Unfortunately in the final we were not able to keep up the same pace as the heats and did not claim a medal but put in a fantastic performance to finish 4th in Leinster. Well done.
Our only senior athlete of the day was Thomas Hickey who is just back training after 4 years away from athletics. Thomas competed in the Long Jump and Shot Putt. Welcome back Thomas.
Celtic Games, Cardiff (30th January)
Kathryn Weir was competing in Cardiff today, representing her school and Ireland in Shot Putt. In a fantastic achievement Kathryn threw a PB of 9.99m with a 4kg shot to take 3rd place. Congrats from all in Crookstown.
AAI Juvenile Indoor Combined Events, Nenagh (29th January 2011)
4 of our athletes: Tara Breen, Lisa Aspel, Katie Quigley & Laura Quigley travelled to Nenagh to compete in the Juvenile Combined Events. This is a Pentathlon competition where athletes score in 5 events - High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Putt, 60m Hurdles and 800m. This was the first time our club had competed in this competition and although no medals were won the athletes enjoyed their day and came away tired but with a lot of experience gained. There were 22 athletes competing in the Girls U14 competition and we finished as follows: Katie Quigley in 11th Place, Tara Breen 13th, Lisa Aspel 14th and Laura Quigley 17th.
AAI Uneven Cross Country Championships, Tullamore (16th January 2011)
Cliodhna O'Connor and Alison Keatley travelled to Tullamore to compete in the Unveven Ages competition of the All Ireland Cross Country Championships. After being cancelled due to the weather in December the girls put in a lot of training before heading to the competition.
Cliodhna competed in the Girls U/13 competition and finished 38th while Alison competed in the Girls U/17 competition and finished 40th. Well done to you both.
Leinster Cross Country Odd Age Championships, Adamstown (7th November 2010)
Well done to our 7 athletes who competed in the Leinster Cross Country Odd Age Championships. No matter what the results today we knew how much training the athletes had put in and how well they had progressed recently. The positions given below are from my counting so will adjust when the official results are released later in the week.
The U/11 girls Aoife Kelly, Adanya Hott and Molly Aspell were in the first race of the day. With 160 girls on the start line it was always going to be tough but the girls ran a great race finishing Aoife 53rd, Molly 54th and Adanya 59th with the County team coming 4th.
Sean Finn was in the boys U/11 race and ran a good, tough race to finish 29th. No County results available at present.
Next up were Cliodhna O'Connor and Laura Quigley in the girls U/13 2500m. Again approx 160 girls were on the start line so a good start was going to be vital. Cliodhna had a great start and was up at the front of the pack after the first 500m. She held her pace and finished in an excellent 10th position to win an individual medal. We are still waiting for County results. Laura did not get a great start and was unable to make up the loss and finished further down the field.
Last to run was Alison Keatley in the U/17 4500m. Alison started well and with excellent running managed to hold her place in the top 12 for the full race and finished in 10th to claim our second individual medal of the day. Again, no County results available at the moment.
Leinster Cross Country Even Age Championships, Mullingar (24th October 2010)
On a beautiful sunny Autumn morning 2 Athletes competed for Crookstown Millview Athletic Club in the Leinster Cross County Championships in Belvedere House, Mullingar on Sunday 24th October. Molly Aspell in the Girls U/10 1000m and Lisa Aspel in the Girls U/12 2000m.
Molly was first up in the girls U/10 race and it was her first time at this level and she ran a positive race and finished in a very impressive 15th place.
Lisa ran in the Girls U/12 and finished in 47th place out of over 100 athletes, she was 6th in for Kildare, who unfortunately were placed just out of the medals in fourth place.
Well done to both girls.
Kildare County XC Championships Even Ages, Narraghmore (10th October 2010)
The second round of the Cross Country Championships took place across from our track in very warm weather for October. This was the first time this course had been used and it was a great venue. We had seven athletes competing today: Molly Aspell U/10, Lisa Aspel U/12, Aoife Kelly U/12, Laura Quigley U/14, Cliodhna O'Connor U/14, Tony Aspel U/16 and Alison Keatley U/18.
There were a lot of great races but unfortunately only 1 individual medal which went to Alison Keatley who came 2nd in the girls U/18 4000m, who ran a great race and certainly deserved her medal.
Earlier, Molly Aspell was in the first race of the day in the Girls U/10 600m. Molly had a good start in a large field of girls and finished in a well deserved 6th place.
Lisa Aspel & Aoife Kelly were in the Girls U/12 1500m. Aoife was running out of her age at this race so did excellent to complete the course in 22nd place. Lisa had a great race and finished in 8th place.
In the girls U/14 2000m race Cliodhna O'Connor and Laura Quigley lined up for the club. With both girls running out their age they both ran well to finish in 4th & 7th place. Looking forward to watching you run in Leinster.
Tony Aspel ran in the boys U/16 3500m. This was Tony's first race back after a year of knee injuries. After a fantastic start and in the leading pack Tony had to pull up with about 1500m left due to pain in his knee.
Next up Leinster....see you all there.
Kildare County XC Championships Uneven Ages, Eire Og (3rd October 2010)
The first round of the Cross Country Championships took place in Eire Og, Caragh with races for U/9 to U/19. We had 7 Crookstown athletes along with Cliodhna & Ciara O'Connor who ran as Independents.
Molly Aspell, Adanya Hott and Aoife Kelly lined up for the girls U/11 1200m and what fantastic results with Aoife finishing 5th, Molly 10th and Adanya 12th. Just seems a shame we couldn't have made up a team!
Sean Finn then competed in the boys U/11 1200m and after a great race where Sean had to constantly fight for position he finished in a strong 3rd place.
Lisa Aspel, Laura Quigley and Cliodhna O'Connor were up next in the girls U/13 1800m. Unfortunately Laura had to pull out of the race after about 1400m but Cliodhna who was up front from the start finished 2nd and Lisa, running up an age, finished 11th.
Alison Keatley, in her first race for Crookstown in a few years competed in the girls U/17 3500m where all her hard training showed through when she was up with the leaders from the start and finished in 2nd. Ciara O'Connor, competing in the girls U/19 3500m also ran a great race and finished 2nd in her age category.
Well done to you all.
Star of the Sea AC Open Cross Country (26th September 2010)
On a lovely sunny day we had four athletes competing in Greenanstown. The course is a great test of Cross Country running - well done to Star of the Sea AC for a great venue and a great competition.
Molly Aspell ran in the U/10 girls 500 metres race. She ran a great race just missing out on the medals and finishing in 9th place. Adanya Hott ran in the U/11 girls 1000m. It was a tough race and Adanya did well to finish 12th. Last to run were Laura Quigley and Cliodhna O'Connor in the girls U/13 1500m. Both had a great start and were in the top 3 for most of the race, even after 2 hard hills. In the last 400m Cliodhna sprinted home to a brilliant 1st place, Laura found the last few hundred hard but still finished well in 6th so both went home with medals.
Adamstown Open Cross Country (19th September 2010)
Although it was raining when we left Kildare it cleared away as we drove towards the Sunny Southeast. This was the 1st Cross Country Competition of the season and Molly Aspell, Adanya Hott and Laura Quigley competed for the club.
First up in U/10 girls 1000m was Molly Aspell who got a great start and was able to stay with the top group and went on to finish a fantastic 5th. Next to run was Adanya Hott in the U/11 girls 1000m. This was Adanya's first competitive race and she did herself proud by finishing strongly in 5th place. Last to race was Laura Quigley in the U/13 girls 1500m. Laura did very well and with tough competition finished in 7th place.
Well done girls and we look forward to seeing you compete over the rest of the Cross Country Season.
Navan AC Open Sports (19th September 2010)
The last Track and Field event of 2010 for our athletes looked initially like it might be a damp end to the season as the rain threatened to set in for the day at Claremont Stadium, Navan. However, the weather picked up, and by the time the athletes got out onto the track to warm-up the day started to brighten. It wasn't long before the track events got going and the medal count for the six athletes that had made the journey started to rack up as they secured 5 medals in the sprints (1 silver and 4 bronze). The throwing events proved successful as well with 3 gold medals and a bronze in the shotput and ball throw. Two further medals were secured in the long jump (a gold and silver) and a bronze medal for 800m concluded an impressive display from our athletes.
The individual results were as follows:-
Sean Moore (U10) - Bronze for 80m, and Gold for Ball throw; Lisa Aspel (U12) - Bronze for 100m; Kate Quigley (U13) - Bronze for Shot; Aaron Hennessy (U14) - Bronze for 100m and Bronze for 800m; Ciara Dunne (U14) - Silver for 100m, Gold for Shot and Silver for Long Jump; Kathryn Weir (U16) - Bronze for 100m, Gold for Shot and Gold for Long Jump
It was a fantastic day at Navan with the 6 athletes bringing home 12 medals, and the traditional end of season trip to Super Macs on the way home rounded off a great weekend of athletics, and another successful Track and Field season for Crookstown-Millview.
AAI Outdoor B Championships, Tullamore (1st August 2010)
Tara Breen, Katie Quigley & Laura Quigley travelled to Tullamore for the last track competition of the summer to compete in the All Ireland B Championships. All 3 girls are U13 and competed in 2 events each. Tara was first up in the Shot Putt competition and with a personal best throw of 6.18m claimed a well deserved bronze medal. Katie was next in the 80m heats where she qualified comfortably in 2nd place.
The Long Jump was next and all 3 girls competed. Laura picked up a bronze medal with a jump of 3.84m while Katie finished in 4th place with a jump of 3.78m. Katie and Laura went immediately back to the track where Katie had a great finish to her season winning a silver medal in the 80m, while Laura had a great run and was just beaten on the finish line to pick up silver. Well done on some really good performances.
AAI Outdoor T&F Championships, Tullamore (24th & 25th July 2010)
Kathryn Weir competed in the U/16 Discus competition on Saturday and with a personal best throw of 23.57m came 6th overall. On Sunday 3 athletes from Crookstown made up the U/13 Inter County Relay team. Unfortunately Cliodhna O'Connor had to withdraw through injury but Ellie O'Toole from Newbridge joined Katie, Laura and Tara to make up the team. After good runs from all the girls finished 5th. Well done to you all.
AAI Outdoor T&F Championships, Tullamore (3rd & 4th July 2010)
What a spectacular way to start the weekend, the first event of the competition and Ciara Dunne jumped a superb 4.80m to win the girls Under 14 Long Jump. A gold medal in the bag and it was still only 11am on Saturday. It wasn't long until Ciara was back battling for medals in the shotput and another impressive achievement winning the silver medal with a throw of 11.91m.
We returned on Sunday and Ciara was on form again in her third competition of the championships and another medal to add to the collection as she got a silver medal in the discus. Kathryn Weir was next up with her first event of the championships and she kept the medal tally going as she also got an excellent silver medal in the Girls Under 16 shotput throwing the 3.25Kg shot an impressive 10.92m. This truly was a memorable weekend with 2 athletes competing in 4 events and coming home with a gold and three silver medal.
Ciara Dunnes' achievement this weekend was astonishing, anyone who has been around athletics for any length of time will tell you it is an incredible feat to win any All Ireland medal, and to win three in three different individual events is truly awesome.
And its not over yet, Kathryn Weir has to wait another three weeks (24th July) for her chance to contend for a Discus medal, and on the following day (25th July) our Under 13 girls Tara Breen, Katie Quigley, Laura Quigley, and Cliondha O'Connor (currently with Naas) will represent Kildare at the All Ireland relay finals - good luck to all the girls who I'm sure will do us all proud on that last weekend of All Ireland Track and Field competition for 2010.
Kildare League Round 4, Crookstown (27th June 2010)
The final round of the league ran off today in great conditions and with a great atmosphere. On the down side, we just don't have the numbers we need to pick up points for the Club in our league but with 3 individual trophies from the 13 athletes who competed over the 4 rounds you should all be very proud.
In the U/8s Tara Finn threw 14.35m in Ball Throw and in her very first race for the club Rachel Keane came 3rd in 150m.
Sean Moore and Molly Aspell competed in the U/10s with Sean jumping 3.58m in the Long Jump, coming 2nd in his 150m and going on to win the highest scoring individual trophy in that age group. Molly came 4th in her U/10 100m and then in one of the best races of the day fought hard all the way and claimed 2nd place in the 150m.
In the U/11s Aoife Kelly, who is improving all the time, put in two great races and came 2nd in her 80m and 3rd in 150m. Sean Finn came 4th in the U/11 60m and 5th in the 150m. Lisa Aspel competed in the U/12 Long Jump and 600m and picked up a 2nd.
Tara Breen, Katie Quigley and Laura Quigley had 600m and Ball Throw in the U/13s. Once again the girls finished 1,2 & 3 with Katie getting the honours this time. Laura went on to win the girls U/13 individual Highest Point Scorer.
Aaron Hennessy and Ciara Dunne were U/14 with Ciara coming 2nd in her 60m final and then ending the day with a win in the 1000m and also going on to win the U/14 Highest Point Scorer trophy. Aaron won his U/14 150m well and went onto finish 3rd in 1000m.
Well done to you all and thanks to you and your parents for your support in the League.....
AAI U/9-U/11 Pairs Championships, Templemore (26th June 2010)
Sean Finn & Eoin Curley had qualified in the Leinster Competition for U/11 Ball Throw and competed today in Templemore. With some great throws the boys combined total of 47.43m meant they came 4th. Well done.
Leinster T&F Championships, Tullamore (19th & 20th June)
After 2 long and very hot days our athletes had every right to go home proud of their achievements. With 5 Leinster medals and a lot of new PBs it was a successful weekend. On Day 1 we had Katie Quigley, Laura Quigley & Tara Breen U/13, Aaron Hennessy & Ciara Dunne U/14, Kathryn Weir U/16 and Daniel Kearney U/18. In the U/13 Long Jump, with 46 other athletes it was going to be a tough competition. All girls jumped well and although Katie made it through to final 8 no medals were won.
Next up was the U/13 Shot with Personal Bests being set for all the girls of 5.49m for Tara, 7.64m for Katie & 7.08m for Laura. Unfortunately these were not enough to secure Leinster medals. Kathryn Weir was in the next Shot Putt and lead from the start with some fantastic throws and a personal best of 10.70m to secure a gold medal. Ciara Dunne followed this with an impressive throw of 11.99m in the first throw of the U/14 Shot putt to set a new Leinster Outdoor Record and also win gold.
Aaron was first on the track in the U/14 200m race but after fast paced heats was unable to secure a place in the final. Danny ran in his first Leinster Competition in the U/18 100m and although did not make it through to his final ran a very respectable race.
To finish the day Katie, Laura, Tara & Cliondha made up the U/13 Kildare Inter County Relay team and with great baton changing took 3rd place.
Day 2, started with Kathryn Weir in the U/16 Long Jump and with a personal best jump of 4.77m finished just out of qualification in 5th place. Laura Quigley was on the track in the U/13 600m for her heats. In a comfortable run Laura qualified for the finals to be run at the end of the day. Unfortunately, after a poor start in her 600m final she was unable to make up lost ground but finished a respectable 6th. Well done Laura.
In the U/14s Ciara Dunne had another successful day with a 3rd place medal in Long Jump and a Gold in Discus. In the Long Jump, Ciara was placed 2nd going in the final 8 with fantastic jumps coming from all athletes including a personal best from Ciara of 4.77m. In Discus, Ciara was on form and went into the lead with a throw of 25.22m. Well done Ciara.
Kathryn Weir competed in the U/16 Discus and with some good throws threw 23.29m to secure a silver medal, her second of the Championships. Well done Kathryn.
In the U/13 80m sprints there was a large field of athletes. Katie Quigley competed in the first heat and qualified for the semi final. Tara Breen ran in the second heat but was unable to qualify. In the semi-finals Katie ran a great race in 11.77s to qualify for the final. The U/13 final was a great race and Katie got a fantastic start out the blocks but was unable to hold her place and finished a very close 5th. Hard Luck but well done Katie.
Good luck to Ciara in Kathryn in the All Irelands in 2 weeks time.
County Javelin Championships, Celbridge (15th June 2010)
On a glorious Tuesday evening four of our athletes made the trip to Celbridge to take part in the the Kildare County Javelin competition. Dean Clifford, Ciara Dunne, Kathryn Weir and Charles Weir waited patiently for the Hurdles competition to complete and then limbered up for the throwing contest that followed. Ciara got proceedings started in style winning gold in the girls under 14s competition. Dean was next in a very close boys under 14 competition where he was awarded silver with a superb throw in excess of 26m. Kathryn came a respectable 4th in the girls under 16s, and Charles finished up the evening with a silver in the Under 18 boys competition. Well done to all four competitors
Ballon Rathoe Open Sports, Ballon (7th June 2010)
The rain came down and didn't let up so it was a wet one for everybody there. First up today was Emily Quigley who ran in the U/6 60m and qualified out of her heat to compete in her very first final. In this she came 5th, and by the smile on her face had a great time.
Her sister Katie was next up in the U/13 100m where she qualified out of her heat to win silver in the final. Staying on the track Kathryn Weir ran in the U/16 100m which was a straight final and with a great finish came 3rd. Ciara Dunne qualified for her final in the U/14 100m but unfortunately did not pick up a medal. However, in Shot Putt Ciara went up an age and a weight to come 2nd in Shot Putt and then with a great jump of 4.01m picked up gold in the Long Jump.
Kathryn came 1st in the U/17 Shot Putt and Katie came 1st in the U/13 600m race. So 2 medals each for our older athletes. Well done to you all.
County B Championships, Celbridge (29th May 2010)
Molly Aspell, Lisa Aspel & Brendan Aspel took part in the B Championships in Celbridge today. There was a good turnout of athletes so there was a good bit of competition. Molly Aspell won the U/10 80m, Lisa Aspel came second in the U/12 Long Jump and Brendan Aspel came 3rd in the U/14 Shot Putt. Well done.
Leinster Pairs & U/12 T & F Championships, Tullamore, (29th May 2010)
The rain stopping at about 9.00am was the first of many things to happen to make the day’s well organised athletics meeting in Tullamore an enjoyable day out. Crookstown had only one pair, Sean Finn and Eoin Curley in the U11 boys and Lisa Aspel in the U12 Girls. The boys U11 pairs 600m were first up with Sean finishing in a very impressive 4th and Eoin 9th in the second heat. Unfortunately the combined result finished outside the medals. Next up was Lisa in the U12 600 meters where Lisa managed 6th place in a very fast heat. Lisa had long jump next where she continued to make strides to get back to her P.B with a jump of 3.19m. The boys ball throw was next, Eoin achieved a massive throw of 35.2m and Sean 22.6m to give a combined result which gave them Silver medals on the day and brought smiles to all the Crookstown gang present. Lisa had 60m next, Lisa won her heat well and finished 5th in the semi final to end an exciting day.
Lucan Harriers AC Open Sports (29th May 2010)
With only 4 athletes today in Lucan we came home with 13 medals. First up was Molly Aspell in U/10 60m where she came 4th. Laura Quigley and Katie Quigley were up next in their U/13 80m and safely secured silver and bronze. In the Long Jump Pit, Molly was jumping well but unfortunately didn't get a medal, Laura was also jumping well and was tied 2nd but due to count back came 3rd. Next event on the track was the girls U/13 600m, Laura battled it out with an athlete from DSD to come 2nd with Katie following in behind her in 3rd. In the girls U/16 & U/17 shot putt Kathryn Weir won gold in both. Next up was Molly in her 500m doing very well, considering the pace was fast. In ball throw Crookstown secured 1 bronze from Molly in the U/10s and a silver from Laura in the U/13s. On the track Molly, Katie, Laura and Kathryn found relay teams and did very well. Katie and Laura joined up with Lucan and MBS to come 2nd. Molly's team came 2nd,and Kathryn joined up with Celbridge and also secured 2nd. WELL DONE GIRLS.
Kildare League Round 3, Le Cheile (18th May 2010)
First of all thanks to all the parents who brought our athletes to Leixlip. We know it wasn't easy getting there for the 7pm start, and then the heavens opened........
In the first race of the evening Tara Finn ran in the U/8 60m, qualified for the 1st final and came 6th overall. Then after also qualifying for the 100m final came 5th in her second race.
Molly Aspell & Sean Moore competed in the U/10 event with both athletes qualifying for the first finals in their 80m sprints. Molly went on to finish 5th and Sean 2nd. Their second race of the evening was 200m where they both improved their positions and Sean finished once again back in 1st place in the boys and Molly finished 3rd in the girls.
Aoife Kelly, our only U/11 athlete had 2 very good races finishing 2nd in the girls 80m and 4th in the 300m.
In U/12s Lisa Aspel had Ball Throw and 150m. In the Ball Throw, Lisa threw 19.78m for 3rd place and came 1st in her 150m race.
Over at the Long Jump Brendan Aspel came 3rd in the U/13 Boys with a jump of 3.18m and picked up a 5th in the very last race of the evening which was the U/13 600m. Also in U/13s were Tara Breen, Katie Quigley & Laura Quigley. In the 80m sprint Katie & Laura were given joint 1st with Tara very close in 2nd. And again in the 100m sprint the girls came in 1st Laura, 2nd Tara and 3rd Katie.
Aaron Hennessy jumped 3.48m in the U/14 competition to get 2nd place then finished 3rd in 300m.
Well done to you all.
Kildare County Championships Day 2, Naas (16th May 2010)
Out came the picnics, rugs and chairs for the start of the final day of the County Championships. The sun managed to disappear before the start but the day remained warm and rain free despite the rolling clouds.
For our U10’s athletes Sean More continued his gold medal run with a win at the 100m. Molly Aspell competed in the ball throw and long jump, and made it to the finals in the 100m.
Sean Finn and Aoife Kelly our U11’s, ran well in the heats, Sean running the 200m and Aoife the 80 and 600m.
Lisa Aspel, the only athlete for the U12’s jumped well in the long jump and took bronze in the 200m.
The U13’s girls were well represented by the club with Tara Breen, Laura Quigley and Katie Quigley. Laura and Katie both made it to the finals of the 100m with a very close finish in which Katie took the bronze with Laura close on her heels in fourth. In the 600m the girls took the lead from the start with Laura taking the gold and Katie the silver. In the shot put Kate took the gold and Laura the bronze when she was pushed from second to third with a throw just one cm further. Tara finished in fifth position.
Aaron Hennessy had a long wait for his first competition in the U14’s, coming fifth in the shot putt and taking the bronze in the 100m which was a very close final.
Kathryn Weir had to jump two age groups from the U16’s to the U18’s to compete in the Long jump and finished with silver. John Byrne also had to jump an age group from U17’s to U18’s to compete with Charles Weir in the shot put. John finished in fourth position with Charles taking the silver.
Our athletes went home with a total of 10 medals today. Over the course of the championships a whopping total of twenty three medals in all, eight gold, nine silver and six bronze. Congratulations to all athletes who took part and a big thank you to the coaches and parents a like who made it all possible.
Kildare County Championships Day 1, Celbridge (2nd May 2010)
Sunday the 2nd of May saw the the 2010 Kildare County championship kick off at Cellbridge A.C. A handful of athletes braved the strange spring weather to have a very successful day.
One very successful athlete was Sean Moore who won all the U10 gold medals of the day in long jump, ball throw and the 80m.
Tara Breen and Katie Quigley of the U13 girls did very well in the long jump getting silver and bronze. Tara Breen with a new PB of 3.53m. Aoife Kelly took silver in the U11 girls long jump with a huge jump of 2.93m.
In the U13 girls 200m Katie Quigley and Laura Quigley both made it to the final of which Laura took bronze.
Another gold medal was won by Sean Finn in the U11 boys 600m which was a fantastic race.
Kathryn Weir won a gold in the U18 shot putt even though she moved up two ages.
Congratulations to the girls U14 relay team who got silver. it was a great race ran by Laura Quigley, Tara Breen, Lisa Aspel and Katie Quigley.
We would just like to wish Tony Aspel luck and a swift recovery from his knee injury he picked up in the 800m.
Congratulations to all the athletes that took part and overall the day was a great success.
Crookstown Open Sports (18th April 2010)
On our own track today and our athletes did very well . We had new athletes who had never competed before along with athletes who have been competing for a number of years. The number of athletes competing for the club is definitely on the increase which is great and can be seen from the 24 medals won by Crookstown.
Competing today were: Jack Whelan U/8, Oisin Gurferrty, Tara Finn U/8, Luke Hennessy U/10, Sean Moore U/10, Molly Aspell U/10, Daragh Gurferrty U/11, Sean Finn U/11, Leanne Clifford U/11, Aoife Kelly U/11, Iona Gurferrty U/11, Lisa Aspel U/12, Tadgh Hennessy U/12, Brendan Aspel U/13, Katie Quigley U/13, Laura Quigley U/13, Tara Breen U/13, Aaron Hennessy U/14. Ciara Dunne U/14, Dean Clifford U/14, Kathryn Weir U/16, Tony Aspel U/16, John Byrne U/17, Charles Weir U/18.
Kildare League Round 2, Celbridge (11th April 2010)
Going into the second round of the League the sun was shining and Crookstown were in 1st place in the Bs. What a great start.
We had 13 athletes competing in the league and everyone completed their 2 events of the day and once again put in a fantastic effort - we can't ask more than that so very well done.
For the girls we had Tara Finn in U/8 finishing 4th in Long Jump with a jump of 2.10m and 6th in 80m. In U10 Molly Aspell finished 2nd in 100m and 6th in 60m. Aoife Kelly jumped 2.52m in Long Jump and finished 1st in the second final of the 100m. Lisa Aspel in U/12 threw 4.70m in Shot Putt and finished 1st in 200m. Tara Breen, Katie Quigley & Laura Quigley competed in U/13 with jumps of 3.17m, 3.22m and 3.47m then a successful 300m with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Finally for the girls Ciara Dunne U/14 threw 11.08m in Shot Putt and came 2nd in the 800m.
For the boys we had Sean Moore and Luke Hennessy in U10. Sean came 1st in 80m and 2nd in 100m. Luke came 6th in 80m and 7th in 100m. In U/11 Sean Finn threw 23m in Ball Throw and came 4th in 100m. Brendan Aspel in U/13 threw 24.0m in Ball Throw and finished 7th in 200m. Finally for the boys we had Aaron Hennessy U/14 who threw 5.21m in Shot Putt and came 4th in 600m.
Once again well done to you all and Happy Birthday to Aaron. Looking forward to seeing you all compete next week at our Open Sports.
St Laurence O'Toole AC Open Sports, Carlow (5th April 2010)
The first Open Sports of the season was very busy and very blustery. Not the weather for setting any personal bests but with 15 Athletes competing for the club we came away with 18 medals so well done to all.
Tara Finn was first on the track in the U/8 80m. Tara did well to finish second in her heat but missed out in her final. Also competing in the 80m were Molly Aspell, Sean Moore, Aoife Kelly, Sean Finn, Katie Quigley, Brendan Aspel, Laura Quigley, Tara Breen, Lisa Aspel. With great runs by all: Sean Moore, Sean Finn, Katie, Laura, Molly & Lisa made it to their finals and Sean Moore secured an U/10 silver medal.
Kathryn Weir was next up with 100m in the girls U/16 and with a straight final finished in 3rd place. Then Tony Aspel's U/16 100m was also a straight final and he finished 2nd!!
Meanwhile at the Junior Men's Long Jump Danny Kearney put in a great show but failed to win a medal. This was his first competition for the club so things can only get better. Also in field events Charles Weir went up an age to compete in the Junior mens Shot Putt. Over at the U/16 Long Jump Kathryn Weir won 3rd place with a good jump which was tough under the conditions as all the girls were jumping straight into the wind.
Sean Moore didn't run in the 300m due to an injury but stayed to compete in the U/11 Ball throw. Again straight into the wind, Sean threw 20.70m which was a great throw and with that won a silver medal. In the girls U/11 Ball Throw Molly & Aoife took part but found it hard throwing into the wind.
Back to the Shot Putt with the U/13 girls where Katie, Laura & Tara were competing. Katie came 4th with a Personal Best of 6.78m. Well done girls. Next was the U/13 boys Shot Putt where Brendan Aspel threw a fantastic 6.78m to win a bronze medal.
Back at the track were the 300m, 500m, 600m & 800m races. First up was Laura Quigley in the U/13 300m and with a great run finished 3rd then went on to finish 3rd in the 600m as well. Also up were Sean Finn, Molly Aspell & Aoife Kelly who finished just outside of the medals and Lisa Aspel who came 3rd to win a bronze medal in the U/12 girls 500m event. In U/16 Boys this was Tony Aspel's first middle distance race since his injury and after a hard race came 3rd - welcome back Tony.
Last on the track were the relays and our U/13 team moved up an age to U/14 and after a fast and closely contested race were awarded silver.
In the final field events of the day, Ciara Dunne won the U/14 Long Jump with a jump of 4.04m, Lisa Aspel in the U/12 Long Jump finished 3rd with a jump of 3.09m. Straight onto Shot Putt where Kathryn went up to compete with the Junior Women and threw over 9.0m to win a bronze medal. Last event was with Ciara who went up an age to U/15 and came 3rd with a throw of 9.16m.
You all did really well today......keep up the good work. The County Championships are only a few weeks away.
AAI Indoor Championships, Nenagh (27th & 28th March)
It was a fantastic weekend of athletics at Nenagh, the All Ireland finals always have a sense of occasion about them, and four of our athletes made the early morning trip to Tipperary full of excitement, anticipation, and a little bit of nerves (although they might not admit it!).
The weekend started for Crookstown on saturday morning (Day 1) when Charles Weir competed in the Under 18s Shotput, Charles looked small in amongst the competitors but fought hard and managed an excellent 5th position with a throw of 10.19m with the 5Kg shot.
Next up was Lisa Aspel in the Under 12s Long Jump, it was a great experience for Lisa as it was her first All Ireland final, and she finished 13th with a jump of 3.27m.
Day two (Sunday) started well for the club with Kathryn Weir improving a place on last year securing a Silver medal with a throw of 10.43m (3.25Kg shot). The success and excitement continued as Ciara Dunne battled hard in the closest of competitions and also achieved a silver medal (2Kg shot) and was only 14cm off the top spot.
It was great to have four athletes from a small club like Crookstown competing at the highest level in the country, and the superb performance by all of them demonstrates that hard work on the training field leads to great results in competition. Well done to Charles, Lisa, Kathryn, and Ciara.
Kildare League Round 1, Newbridge (20th March)
The 1st outdoor event of the year was eagerly anticipated, especially by the younger members of the club, some of who were competing for their 1st time for the club. First up in the Girls U/8 60m was Tara Finn who finished 3rd in her heat and went on to finish 6th in her final. Great going Tara. Lisa Aspel was next in the Girls U/12 60m and did not disappoint with a comfortable win and well earned points for the club.
Meanwhile over at the shot putt, Tara Breen, Laura Quigley & Katie Quigley picked up the top 3 points in the U/13 competition and went on to repeat a top 3 for the club in their 200m race.
Stephen Murphy throwing his first ever shot putt in the boys U/13, threw 6.48m to gain yet more top points for the club. Sean Moore competing in his first ball throw in U/10 boys threw a fantastic 32.20m. We look forward to seeing Sean in action over the rest of the season. Tara Finn also competed in the U/8 ball throw and did really well - unforturnately we didn't get a measurement!
At the long jump Sean Finn jumped 2.94m in the U/11 boys and Molly Aspell jumped 2.29m in the U/10 girls.
Back at the track Ciara Dunne had a good day with 1st place in the U/14 girls 80m and then following up with a 2nd place in the 600m. Definitely time to get those spikes back out of the press!
Molly Aspell finished 4th in her 150m for girls U/10, Sean Moore finished 3rd in his 150m for boys U/10, Lisa Aspel finished 1st in her 200m for girls U/12 and Stephen Murphy finished 5th in the U/13 boys 300m. Well done to you all as you all won points for the club.
Leinster Indoor Champsionships 2010, Nenagh (27th & 28th February)
Lisa Aspel was first to compete for the club on Saturday morning in the U12 Long Jump. After making it down to the last 8, Lisa jumped a personal best of 4.01m to win her first individual Leinster medal. Next up was Lisa again running in the U12 600m but due to a stitch in the last lap, did not make it out of her heats.
Katie & Laura Quigley ran in the U13 600m. Laura qualified in 2nd place in her heat with Katie qualifying on her time. The final of the race was last of the day on Saturday. Katie finished 7th in what was a fast race and Laura who lost her stride in the second lap fought back and finished in 4th place.
Aaron Hennessy competed in the U14 Long Jump setting a personal best with a great jump of 4.24m which put him in 5th place overall. Brendan Aspel and Tara Breen both competed in the U13 Shot Putt competition with Tara throwing 5.96m to finish 8th overall.
Kathryn Weir competed in her 1st competitive long jump for a few years and with a jump of 4.26m finished 5th overall.
The first day was a great success with all our athletes giving 100%.
Sunday morning saw the start of day 2 with Brendan Aspel, Katie Quigley, Tara Breen & Laura Quigley competing in U13 Long Jump. No medals were won but they all made some great jumps. Meanwhile, Charles Weir competed in the U18 Shot Putt and with a throw of 11.38m secured our 1st gold medal of the weekend.
Next up on the track were Tony Aspel and John Byrne in the U16 and U17 200m heats. Neither athletes progressed from their heats but both put in tremendous effort.
Back at the Shot Putt Kathryn Weir took Gold in U16 with a personal best throw of 10.35m, Ciara Dunne threw 10.46m to win the U14s and Dean Clifford, in his first Leinster competition, threw 9.25m to come 4th in the Boys U14 competition.
Tony Aspel had an excellent start to a very fast 1st heat of the U16 boys 800m event. Unfortunately on the second lap Tony came off the bend awkwardly and dislocated his knee! Thankfully, with help from the first aiders, nearby hospital and lots of painkillers he made it back on crutches to watch our athletes compete in the 60 metre events.
Lisa Aspel, Brendan Aspel, Tara Breen, Katie Quigley, Laura Quigley, Aaron Hennessy, Kathryn Weir and John Byrne all ran in the 60m event with Lisa, Laura & Kathryn making it through to semi-finals/finals. No medals were won on the track but you did us all proud.
It was a great weekend and we wish Charles, Kathryn, Ciara & Lisa the very best for the up coming All Irelands.
AAI All Ireland Juvenile Cross Country Championships Odd Ages (6th December 2009)
3 of our athletes competed in this event in Coleraine. Sean Finn and Jack Fitzgerald in the under 11 boys and Aaron Hennessy in the U/13 boys. Sean Finn (running up an age) ran a superb race finishing 47th, this was Sean's first experience of an All Ireland cross country and he finished 4th for County Kildare and Kildare finished 3rd team. Jack Fitzgerald, after a bad start, finished 85th. Aaron Hennessy had a fantastic run and looked comfortable all through the very testing course of hills and very wet and slippy ground. However due to organisational errors this race will be run at a later date. See blog page for parents' comments.
AAI All Ireland Juvenile Cross Country Championships Even Ages (22nd November 2009)
On a very cold and very wet day in Kilbeggan the All Ireland Championships were run. The first race was the girls U/12 1000m in which Kate & Laura Quigley were competing for both County and Province. Both girls had poor starts in a field of 160 competitors but Kate made good progress through the field to finish 57th. Laura, who had been sick through the week made a great effort and finished 89th.
The next race up was the boys U/12 1000m in which Jack Fitzgerald was competing for Kildare. After a hard race with great effort Jack finished 100th. Unfortunately due to the conditions very few photos were taken.
Dunleer AC Noel McGuill/Sandra Floyd Open XC (15th November 2009)
Blue skies made for great weather for this cross country event being held in Darver, Co. Louth. Although taking place in a GAA training pitch their were plenty of variations in the course. Molly Aspell ran first in the U/9 race and after a hard run came 19th. Jack Fitzgerald put in a great race and narrowly missed out on 3rd place when he stumbled in the last 150m, 4th place was a great result. Kate & Laura Quigley were the final competitors for the club and from starting on a slope to some sharp bends the girls finished 5th & 8th. Well done to our small amount of athletes who competed today.
Leinster Cross Country Championships Odd Ages (9th November 2009)
Considering the weather leading up to this event the conditions today were wonderful!
Sunshine, not particularly cold and not a drop of rain! Conditions underfoot were not too bad, a bit mucky, soft and wet in places but generally very good.
Girls U/11 – Lisa Aspel
Lisa ran a great race to finish 36th out of a field of 146 finishers. She finished 4th for county Kildare, improving on her position at the county championships, unfortunately the county team failed to win medals.
Boys U/11 – Jack Fitzgerald and Sean Finn
Sean (running up an age) had a tremendous race and was up with the leading pack, finishing 14th overall and 4th for county Kildare. Jack had a good race finishing 21st and 5th for county Kildare. There were 119 finishers in the u/11 boy’s race. County Kildare won 1st county so both Sean and Jack went home happy with their Leinster Gold medals! Both boys have qualified to run for county Kildare in the All Irelands to be held in Coleraine on the 6th December.
Boys U/13 – Aaron Hennessey
Aaron, in his first Leinsters, very narrowly missed a bronze Leinster medal for his county. He finished 39th out of a field of 110 finishers and was 7th for Kildare (first 6 get medals)! He ran a great race and also qualifies for the All Irelands on the county Kildare team.
Boys U/15 – Tony Aspel
In a very fast race Tony had a very good run finishing 44th out of 72 finishers. He finished 9th for Kildare and the Kildare team were 2nd. Tony therefore qualifies for the All Irelands on the Kildare team. (10 to represent county teams)
Leinster Cross Country Championships Even Ages (25th October 2009)
With only 3 juvenile athletes and 2 senior athletes competing today the club did well with Laura Quigley finishing 9th in the U/12 competition and leading home the County for silver medals. Kate Quigley, also U/12, finished 11th individually and 3rd for the County. Both girls will now represent Leinster and Kildare at the All Ireland competition next month. Jack Fitzgerald who was running up an age did well but was unable to secure a medal. Mary Doyle ran in the novice race and Gabrielle Aspell ran in the Masters race - the pace in both was extremely fast and the girls did well.
Glenmore AC Open XC (18th October 2009)
Well done to Jack Fitzgerald who travelled to the Glenmore AC Open XC. He came 5th in the Boys U/11 800m race.
County Cross Country Even Ages (11th October 2009)
The second day of the County cross country took place at Crookstown with even ages from U/10 to U/18 plus Masters running. In the U/10s Sean Finn ran a great race to finish first and win gold. Ben Dickson, also U/10, ran his first competitive race since joining the club and finished 12th. Molly Aspell & Aoife Kelly ran U/10 and finished well. Next up was the U/12 girls and the team of Kate Quigley, Laura Quigley, Tara Breen & Lisa Aspel all finished well with Kate winning a bronze medal and the other girls all finishing in the top 15 to earn them a second place team medal. In the U/12 boys Jack Fitzgerald who was running out of his age finished a strong 7th with Brendan Aspel finishing 17th. In U/14 Aaron Hennessey also running out of his age finished 10th from a very strong field. Tony Aspel was up next in the U/16 race and finished 13th. To finish the day Gabrielle Aspell ran in the Masters womens race...results to follow.
County Cross Country Odd Ages (4th October 2009)
This was the first day of the county cross country with all the uneven ages. The results were as follows: U/9 - Molly Aspell 9th, Luke Hennessey 8th. U/11 - Lisa Aspel 7th, Jack Fitzgerald 3rd, Sean Finn 8th, Tadgh Hennessey 24th, Eoin Curley 32nd. U/13 - Laura Quigley 8th, Katie Quigley 9th, Aaron Hennessey 13th. U/15 - Tony Aspel 4th. Well done to all athletes especially Jack Fitzgerald on winning a bronze medal and everyone who was running up an age. And to end the day, a first run out in a very long time of an Intermediate ladies team for Crookstown of Gabrielle Aspell, Mary Doyle, Helena Doyle & Theresa Doyle - you did great girls. Gabrielle took an individual silver medal in this event.
Star of the Sea Open XC (27th September 2009)
A great course and all our athletes did well in this first cross country run of 2009. Molly Aspell ran her very first xc race at U/9 and finished just out of medal place in 7th. Lisa Aspel came 10th in U/11. Jack Fitzgerald was just beaten in the last 100 metres of the U/11 boys race to claim 2nd. Katie Quigley ran U/12 and finished 3rd with a great finish. Next up was Aaron Hennessey, also his first xc race, at U/13 and finished a respectable 9th. Tony Aspel was the last of our athletes to run in U/15 and after a tough 2000m came 8th. Well done.
Navan Open Sports (20th September 2009)
Few clubs from outside Meath were at this Open Sports. In total, 11 of our athletes travelled to Navan and came home with 16 medals. A lot of these medals were won by our athletes competing outside of their own age group.
The Javelin competition was held before the main track & field events - in U/14 Ciara Dunne won silver as did Keelan Hegarty Kelly in Juniors. The U/12 boys relay team of Jack Fitzgerald, Katelyn Hegarty Kelly, Katie Quigley & Laura Quigley won bronze. Laura Quigley won bronze in U/12 100m sprint and U/13 300m; Katie Quigley won bronze in U/12 Long Jump; Ciara Dunne won silver in U/13 Long Jump and silver in U/14 Shot Putt; Kathryn Weir won gold in U/16 Shot Putt and silver in U/15 Long Jump; Charles Weir won silver in Junior Shot Putt. To finish off the day Ian Weir & Ger Hegarty Kelly competed in the Senior Shot Putt and came away with Gold & Silver respectively...you're never too old!! Well done to all of you.
AAI Outdoor Championships (July 2009)
Crookstown Throwers Shine at All Irelands. The All Ireland Track and Field Championships took place over the last two weekends, and the Crookstown athletes put in some fantastic performances.
This was the first year the club had qualifiers in Shotput, Discus and Javelein, with Ciara Dunne, Kathryn Weir and Keelan Hegarty-Kelly representing the club in these events, and all had great performances.
Keelan qualified through to the top eight in U17 Discus and Javelin and finished 7th in Ireland in both disciplines. Kathryn also competed in two events finishing 5th in the U15 discus and 3rd(bronze medal)in the shotput.
Ciara Dunne achieved an impressive 2nd (silver medal) in the U13 shotput. Congratulations to Keelan, Kathryn, and Ciara on their success.
County 'B' Championships (28th June 2009)
Well done to our 3 athletes - Molly Aspell, Tara Breen and Laura Quigley who competed in Newbridge and came away with 5 gold medals and 1 silver medal. Molly Aspell was 1st on the track and won gold in the U/9 80metres before moving on to win another gold in U/9 Ball Throw. Tara Breen also had a great day by winning gold in U/12 Long Jump, 100m & 800m. Laura Quigley competed in 1 U/12 event which was Long Jump and won silver.
Little Athletics Fun Event (25th June 2009)
A great evening was had at this Little Athletics event in Celbridge. Molly, Luke & Tadgh took part in standing long jump, speed bounce, balance beams, relays and hurdles. Well done, hope you had a fun time.
Outdoor Leinster Championships U/14 - U/19 (20th & 21st June 2009)
A great weekend was had by our athletes who competed in this year's Leinster championships. Kathryn Weir won 2 U/15 gold medals in Discus and Shot Putt. Keelan Hegarty Kelly won bronze in U/17 Javelin and 4th place in Discus. Charles Weir won bronze in U/17 Shot Putt.
Outdoor Leinster Championships U/9 - U/13s (13 June 2009)
All our athletes put in great performances in Navan. Some personal bests were set, and there were also some disappointments after a very long day. Well done to Ciara Dunne who won a silver Leinster medal in the U/13 shot putt and to Lisa Aspel who won a bronze Leinster medal as part of the U/11 Inter County relay team.
Annual Inter Schools Competition (11 June 2009)
Well done to our athletes who competed for their schools in the Inter Schools Competition. It was a great night where fun and chips were the main theme of the day.
Ballon Rathoe Open Sport (1 June 2009)
Summer arrived and the suncream was out. Only 7 athletes travelled down to Ballon for the open sports on bank holiday Monday where 5 medals were won. Once again Kathryn Weir took gold at U/15 shot putt. Keelin Hegarty Kelly won silver in U/18 Long Jump. Laura Quigley won gold in U/12 100m and bronze in U/12 Long Jump. Katie Quigley won silver in U/13 shot putt. Sorry no photos this time.
County Javelin Championship (27 May 2009)
Well done to our 3 athletes who competed in the County Javelin Championship and all came away with medals. Keelin Hegarty Kelly won silver. Kathryn Weir and Charles Weir both won bronze medals.
2nd Round of County Championship (17 May 2009)
It was wet and windy when our athletes competed in the 2nd round of the county's. Ciara Dunne won U/13 shot putt gold, Cliodhna Kelly won U/18 1500m gold, Kathryn Weir won U/15 shot putt gold & Lisa Aspel won U/11 100m gold. Cliodhna Kelly won silver in U/18 Long Jump, Sean Finn won silver in U/10 100m, Jack Fitzgerald won silver in U/11 Ballthrow and the U/12 girls relay team of Aoife Kelly, Laura Quigley, Lisa Aspel & Katie Quigley also won silver - great run and thanks to Aoife for coming on the team after Tara injured her ankle in the 200m. Laura Quigley also won a bronze in the U/12 200m which had to be re-run.
1st Round of County Championship (10 May 2009)
15 of our athletes competed in the 1st round of the countys' and came back with 12 medals. Lisa Aspel won silver in Long Jump and bronze in 300m. Jack Fitzgerald won bronze in 600m. Sean Finn won silver in 100m. Ciara Dunne won silver in Long Jump and bronze in 200m. Aaron Hennessey won silver in 100m. Kathryn Weir won silver in Long Jump. Katie Quigley won silver in Shot Putt and bronze in 600m. Laura Quigley won silver in 600m. Cliodhna Kelly won silver in 200m. Great day. Well done.
St Abban's Open Sports (May 2009)
It was a cold, windy and drizzly day in St Abbans and our athletes did well. Sean Finn got U/10 silver medals in both 80m and 300m. Lisa Aspel competed at U/11 and came 2nd in 80m, 3rd in 300m and 2nd in Long Jump. Katelyn Hegarty Kelly came 3rd in U/11 Long Jump. Ciara Dunne threw 9.95m to come first in U/14 Shot Putt. Kathryn Weir threw 25m in U/15 Discus to get gold. So well done to all of you.
Crookstown Open Sports (19 April 2009)
We had a fabulous day both with the weather and on the track. The following medals were won: U/10 - Sean Finn won gold in both 100m & 300m, Eoin Curley won bronze in Ball Throw. U/11 - Lisa Aspel won bronze in 100m. U/12 - Katie Quigley won gold in Long Jump and the Relay team with Katie Quigley, Laura Quigley, Tara Breen and Carrie Aldridge won Silver. U/13 - Ciara Dunne won Gold in Shot Putt, Silver in 100m and Bronze in Long Jump. Aaron Hennessey won 2 bronze medals in 100m & Long Jump. U/15 - Kathryn Weir won gold in Shot Putt. U/17 - Keelin Hegarty Kelly won bronze in Shot Putt. U/18 - Cliodhna Kelly won bronze in 800m. Well done everyone.
All Ireland Indoors, Nenagh (March 2009)
Congratulations to Ciara & Kathryn on winning All Ireland medals at the weekend. Ciara Dunne won a silver medal in U/13 Shot Putt with a throw of 10.32m and Kathryn Weir won a bronze medal in U/15 Shot Putt with a throw of 10.61m.
Leinster Indoors Days 2 & 3, Nenagh (28 February/1 March 2009)
8 of our athletes took part in the Indoor event held on 28 February and 1 March. Congratulations to Ciara Dunne and Kathryn Weir who won gold in their shot putt events. Ciara broke the U/13 Leinster record in Shot Putt with a throw of 9.78m.
AAI Juvenile "B" Cross Country Championships (February 2009)
Jack Fitzgerald, Katie Quigley & Laura Quigley competed in the U/11 Cross Country Race in Lough Key Forest Park in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. The course was extremely wet underfoot but the sun did shine. Jack was placed 44th, Katie 23rd and Laura 26th. Katie & Laura were part of the Kildare county team which came 2nd. Well done to you all.