Leinster Road Races – Novice and Masters

The Leinster Road Races – Novice and Masters- took place in Gowran on May Bank Holiday. It was a very well attended event with the number of participants significantly up on previous years. With stiff competition from all over the province, Kilkenny athletes, club and county teams performed really well.

Highlights included the county novice teams finishing 1st and 2nd respectively in men’s and women’s backboned by strong performances including Sharon Cleere’s silver medal. Sharon also led her club team Gowran to a bronze team medal while her male colleagues also brought home bronze led by Robbie Magee.

The Masters saw yet again a strong performance from Niamh Richardson from KCH in winning the Women’s O50 while her club team KCH won bronze in the Women’s O35.

Well done also to host club Gowran AC who once again showed excellent organisation and hospitality.

Results for Kilkenny Athletes

G: Gowran; CC: Castlecomer; KCH: Kilkenny City Harriers; TT: Thomastown; SJ : St Josephs

Novice Men:

Kilkenny 1st County Team

Club Teams:

3rd Gowran AC; 6th KCH; 8th Thomastown AC


4th Robert Magee (G), 5th James Kelly (CC), 10th Paddy O’Keeffe (G), 16th Trust Mtinsi (KCH), 18th Patrick Kavanagh (G), 25th Keith Doyle (KCH), 29th Danny Shanahan (TT); 30th Marcus Fitzsimons (KCH), 31st Sean Power (TT), 35th Martin Moseley (G), 37th Tom Corrigan (G), 43rd Paul Moran (KCH), 44th John Davis (TT), 48th Bill Carroll (TT), 50th Derek Dack (TT).

Novice Women:

Kilkenny 2nd County Team

Club Teams:

3rd Gowran AC; 5th KCH


2nd Sharon Cleere (G); 7th Orla McPhillips (KCH); 14th Teresa Meaney (G); 18th Kathryn Kennedy (G); 21st Michelle Ryan (G); 23rd Emily Maher (KCH); 24th Annmarie O’Grady (KCH); 26th Kate Millea (KCH); 30th Rachel O’Hara (G).

Masters Men:

Kilkenny County Team

Men’s O35 6th; Men’s O50 4th

Club Teams:

Men’s O35 Gowran 7th


35 Simon O’Dwyer (G); 43 John Paul Comerford (G); 48 Adrian Cunningham (G); 53 Lyndon Barcoe (G); 60 John Leamy (G); 67 Michael Power (SJ); 70 David Farrell (G); 72 Colin Tobin (G); 77 Pat Lennon (G); 79 Rocky Mernagh (SJ); 80 Michael Walsh (G); 81 James Delehanty (G); 84 John Mulhall (G)

Masters Women:

Kilkenny County Team:

Women’s O35 4th

Club Teams:

Women’s O35 KCH 3rd


12 Niamh Richardson (F50 1st) KCH; 13 Jacinta Mulroe (F35 4th) KCH; 15 Donna Dowling (F35 5th) KCH; 16 Caitriona Corr (F35 6th) KCH; 22 Maria Cormack (F40 9th) KCH; 27 Joan Martin (F40 11th) KCH; 30 Sheila O’Callaghan (F35 13th) KCH 32 Hilary O’Neill (F40 12th) KCH; 36 Joya Burns-Dunne (F40 14th) KCH

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