February 24th, 2018. You think the athletes are exhausted – spare a thought for the officials and coaches who have been flogged out this week attending athletic events whilst at the same time continuing their normal athletic coaching endeavours (not to mention participating in some semblance of their normal lives – god bless their spouses!!). Traditionally Kilkenny people are industrious and dynamic!!!
From the cold Siberian outdoors to the warm heated tropics of the indoor arena – our athletes have proved beyond doubt that Kilkenny is clearly on the map for athletics this year.

The KCH girls u/14 team produced not only an gold medal winning performance but a championship best one at that. Gold also came Thomastown’s way in the girls u/17 4 X 200m. And the gold haul does not end there – St Josephs Boys u/16 also produced gold in the 4 X 200m.

St Josephs in fact came home with a full set of medals. Adding to their boys u/16 gold, the girls u/15 came second and the girls u/13 achieved 3rd.

KCH also got 3rd in the boys u/13. In fact bronze seemed to be a popular colour when Thomastown girls u/18 also got Bronze.

Gowran had several teams compete in the relays and all ran well. But success for them came in the form of the individual events with the following getting into the medals:
Zak Denieffe was 2nd in the u/18 Shot and Triple Jump, Eve O’Dwyer was 3rd in the u/16 Triple Jump and Peter Dunne 1st in the u/17 High Jump.

St Senan’s sole representative on the day was Sophie Jackman who was 3rd in the u/17 Triple Jump. Rumour has it that St Senan’s have drafted in Usain Bolt for relay coaching and plan a major launch of the new relay teams for the outdoor season.


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