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’
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.
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.
Kilcock Gaa will have two representatives on the 2020 Kildare Minor Football panel after Sean O’Sullivan and Shane Farrell were both named on the panel in the last week.
Both players were part of this years u16 panel, with Scoil Dara student Farrell captaining the side in the Gerry Reilly Cup. The highly rated midfielder, who can also play in the forwards, is sure to be an important cog in the wheel as the Lilywhites look to retain their Leinster Minor Championship title.
O’Sullivan, who attends Maynooth Post Primary School/ Community College and impressed from centre forward as the school beat St Benildus over the mid term, will also be looking to make a big impact in the white jersey over the next twelve months.
Both players are currently involved with the Kilcock u17s and were prominent as the boys in green and gold beat Sallins in the first round.