Maye continues along the right path at Dundalk

Having recently enjoyed three successes on the bounce with Geological, Maynooth Jockey Vanessa Maye once again teamed up with trainer Damian English to win with another of Dundalk Races favourite sons, Tribal Path, in the Crown Plaza Dundalk Race and Stay Handicap Division II, at the County Louth track this evening.

Maye, now claiming 7lb, partnered the nine year old to his eighth career victory on his 79th start, picking up her fourth career win as a jockey in the process.

Along with picking up the win, Maye would have been equally excited by the fact that her older sister Jessica rode in her first race under rules, when she partnered up with the John Geoghegan trained ‘Lady Boomerang’

Richards leads Kilcock to medal success at Kildare Cross Country

The St Cocas’ team who picked up silver medals in the Kildare Cross Country Championships Senior Women’s Race.

St Cocas AC had a fine morning on The Curragh at the Kildare Cross Country Championships last Sunday, December 1st.

In what was the last Kildare fixture of the year, the Kilcock based club fielded two u10 teams, three u12 and two u14 teams in the new mixed relays.

The u14s team consisting of Daniel Geraghty, Aoishe Gormley, Sadhbh Buckley and Brian Caffrey won their race with some fine running from all.

After the underage relays it was the turn of the seniors. First up in the senior women’s 4k, Áine Burke finished 3rd individually, leading her team to 2nd place overall, with Kirsten Monaghan, Lynda Gormley, Niamh Cleary and Olivia Bermingham and Burke picking up silver.

In the men’s race 17 year old Eoin Richards became one of the youngest athletes to win the race when he had an impressive win in the senior 10k race.

Eoin’s victory, along with some fine performances from the rest of the team, meant that St Cocas picked up bronze in the senior men’s team event. Backing Eoin up were Shane McNerney, Niall O’Reilly, Leeroy Graham, Patrick Conlon and Henry Cahill.

Thanks to Carmel Kelly for the info and Dermot Kelly for the photos.

Kilcock duo selected for Dublin Basketball team!

Andrea Goggins (left) and Saoirse Reidy in their Kilcock Basketball gear

Kilcock Basketball players Saoirse Reidy and Andrea Goggins have been selected to play for the Dublin u12’s girls Basketball team.

The pair, who are part of Julie Reidy’s Kilcock u12 side, were picked after their fine performances in two tough trials, where 120 girls from the Dublin League battled it out.

Kilcock play in the Dublin Leagues, hence why the girls are eligible to play for the Metropolitan.

Saoirse lives in Kilcock and also plays for Kilcock LGFA, while Andrea resides in Kinnegad.

Summerhill Sensation Set To Face Off With Ryan Tubridy

Eleven year old boxer Ella Thompson from Summerhill, County Meath will appear on this year’s Late Late Toy Show this coming Friday, November 29th.

Ella, who attends St Patrick’s National School in Trim, will get to live the dream of every child up and down the country by appearing on the most viewed TV show annually in Ireland. While there, she will show off her amazing boxing skills, working the pads with Ryan Tubridy, before taking part in an interview and reviewing some sports toys. Someone better warn Tubridy to bulk up before Friday or face been knocked down by the Summerhill Star!!

Ella, who lives and breathes sport, has also played Gaelic Football, ran for St Cocas Kilcock and has done kickboxing since the age of five. She took up boxing three years ago with South Meath Boxing Club, where she was coached by her dad Cliff.

This year Ella has joined Dunboyne Boxing Club and started boxing competitively, as you become eligible to do so when you turn eleven. She is also part of Steven O’Rourkes professional gym in Inchicore, where her dad is also a trainer.

This year alone Ella was Leinster finalist, a Monkstown finalist, Esker International Female Champion and Wexford Cup Finalist, to mention a few. She is making serious strides and certainty has a bright future ahead.

RTÉ have definitely taken interest as she will also appear on Nationwide in January.

Dad Cliff, who is understandably very proud of his daughter, was full of praise for her when I caught up with him earlier this week; “Ella’s a phenomenal boxing talent. She attends Steven O’Rourkes’ gym in Inchicore. Steven and Ella have fantastic understanding and he thinks the world of her and her talent. She has also spared with Joe Ward and Pete Taylor and both were seriously impressed with her. Ella’s ultimate goal is to be an Olympian. We are very proud of her, for a girl of her years she has such a drive and ambition”

Ryan Tubridy, you’ve been warned!!!

St Cocas Athlete named on the Irish Cross Country team

St Cocas AC athlete Aoife O’Cuill has been selected for Ireland’s u20 Cross Country team to compete in the upcoming European Championships, that are due to take place in Lisbon on the 8th of December this year.

Aoife is the current u20/Junior Leinster Cross Country champion and she finished in 5th place at yesterday’s All-Ireland Championships at the same age group in Abbotstown.

It won’t be the first time that the Newtown native will pull on the green singlet, as she represented her country on the track over 3000m in the Celtic Games in Scotland in August 2018.

Aoife is a past secondary school student in Maynooth and the took to Facebook today to send their best wishes to one of Irish Athletics rising stars: “We send our warmest congratulations and good wishes to past pupil Aoife O’Cuill who has been selected for Ireland’s U20 Cross Country team to compete in the upcoming European Championships. Aoife has had great success while running for her school and club and now we wish her the best of luck as she runs for her country”

Aoife also won the u18 All-Ireland 3000m in Tullamore in 2018 (which lead to her representation in Scotland) and was crowned Extra Time Sport ‘Sports person of the year 2018’

Kilcock’s King Becomes President

Legendary Kilcock athlete Bobby King was announced as president of St Cocas AC Kilcock at their annual AGM, which was held on Friday 15th November last.

A special motion was unanimously passed to nominate King as Club President in recognition of his long and highly decorated career in Athletics and as a founding member of the club some 40 years ago.

Also on the night, a new management committee was elected, chaired by Larry Kelly. We here at Extra Time Sport would like to wish the new committee every success for the coming year and look forward to keeping up our great relationship.

St Cocas 2020 Committee

Scoil Dara Student Captures Gold Medal For Bocce

Scoil Dara student Kerri Dowling from Kilcock claimed a gold medal for Bocce in her division at the area games in the Special Olympics at The National Show Centre in Swords in Wednesday evening, November 20th.

Kerri will now progress on to the regional games following her gold medal success.

Kerri is said to be absolutely thrilled with her victory according to mam Carmel.