Category Archives: Atlethics

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.

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

Reidy helps Ireland claim Bronze medal

Orla Reidy in action in Nottingham

A fantastic run by St Cocas’ Orla Reidy saw the Maynooth Post Primary student finish the 2nd Irish girl home and in doing so, she helped Team Ireland claim the bronze medal in the Home Nations International in Nottingham earlier today.

Orla’s improved her position by three places amongst her Irish team mates as she had previously finished 5th in the All-Irelands in Waterford a few weeks ago.

Congratulations Orla from everyone at home.

St.Cocas Orla Reidy to represent Ireland in Nottingham

Orla Reidy and her Irish team mates prior to departing for Nottingham

St.Cocas AC athlete Orla Reidy, will tomorrow represent Ireland at the SIAB International Schools’ in Wollaton Park, Nottingham, England.

Orla will become the first girl from St.Cocas to represent Ireland at schools level and qualifies after her 5th place finish two weeks ago in the All-Irelands in Waterford.

The event is part of the Home Countries International (4 nations) and sees 16 Irish schools’ athletes compete. Orla ran for Maynooth Post Primary in the Leinsters and All-Irelands, with the St.Cocas runner firstly capturing the Leinster Schools Intermediate Cross Country title in Santry on February 21st before her 5th place finish in Waterford.

Orla’s achievements so far are all the more remarakable as she is also eligible for the Intermediate ranks again next year.

The junior girls will compete over 4km with the Intermediate girls (Orla’s race) competing over 4.5km.

Well done to her coaches Larry Kelly & Michael Reidy in helping her to reach this level.