The All Ireland Seniors and Juvenile championships are always a good days sport. With many clubs having representatives in the juvenile races, some also had athletes in the senior races.

The county had 10 individual medals overall. Leaders were St Senans with 5 individual medals, Thomastown had 2, KCH had 2 and Gowran had 1 individual medal.

Overall it was St Senans who produced the largest medal haul of the day with 16 medals followed by Thomastown with 15, KCH with 4, Gowran with 2 and St Josephs with 1. The county was 1st u18 girls and 3rd Junior girls. There was plenty representation on Leinster teams that won medals.

Kilkenny has lots of wonderfully talented athletes at all levels of ability. That we certainly do not lack. The problem is that we often are missing them for county teams. What could see the county feature more often in the medals would be a more concerted effort by athletes to turn up for competitions. You don’t have to win to be able to run in Leinsters. That is the beauty of a team event – you get to be part of that effort that gets the medal. We would love more people to be part of these teams.

We now have three athletes selected for the Celtic International o be held near Belfast in January. Tadgh Connolly (St Senans), Hannah Kehoe (Gowran) and Hannah O’Keeffe (Thomastown). Fantastic achievement.

Girls u/12
8 Charlotte Carpendale (SS) 37 Hazel Coogan (G) 81 Lily Ryan (SJ) 82 Roisin Burns (KCH) 90 Alexandra Brennan (G) 94 Eabha Mullally (SJ) 116 Caoimhe Fennelly (TT) 117 Orla Brennan (G) 139 Caoimhe Power (TT) 140 Moya O’Keeffe (SS): County: Kilkenny 8th. Leinster 3rd with Charlotte Carpendale on the team.

Boys u/12
17 Joss O’Connor (SJ) 38 Issac Carew (SS) 52 Ruairi Murphy (G) 56 Sam Brennan (G) 88 Michael O’Shea (SS) 96 Anil Ramsamwy (SS) 106 Tom Kehoe (G) 131 Luke Browne (KCH) 143 Jamie Calahan (CC) County: Kilkenny 10th. Club: Gowran 12th. Leinster 1st with Joss O’Connor on the team.

Girls u/14
35 Caoimhe Phelan (SS) 40 Sarah Kehoe (G) 65 Molly Long (SS) 73 Laura Challoner (TT) 77 Meave Bookle (SJ) 87 Maria O’Keeffe (TT) 91 Rachel O’Neill (G) 120 Grace Glennon (SJ) 143 Molly O’Dornan (CC) County: Kilkenny 7th.

Boys u14
10 David Williams (SS) 22 Billy Coogan (G) 32 Naoise Gilmartin (SS) 53 Gearoid Long (SS) 93 Ben Wallis (SS) 111 Eoin Aylward (SS) 116 Shane Morrissey (SS): Club: 5 St Senans. Leinster 1st. David Williams on the team.

Girls u16:
3 Hannah Kehoe (G) 9 Hannah O’Keeffe (TT) 11 Fiona Dillion (TT) 16 Aine Kirwan (TT) 52 Saoirse Allen (SS) 100 Emma Manogue (TT) 111 Pia O’Grady (G) 120 Orla O’Shea(TT) County: Kilkenny 2nd . Club: 2nd Thomastown. Leinster 1st. Hannah Kehoe, Hannah O’Keeffe and Fiona Dillon on the team.

Boys u16:
4 Tadgh Connolly (SS) 84 Colm Roche (SS) 94 Josh Fenton (SS) 128 Cillian Dunne (G) 131 Joe Kerrins (KCH) 140 Billy Power (TT) 141 Ryan Cummins (SS) 150 David Byrne (G) County: Kilkenny 11th Club: St Senans 13th

Girls u18:
7 Annie McEvoy (KCH) 8 Tara Ramsawmy (SS) 9 Sophie Jackman (SS) 15 Aoife Allen (SS) 53 Ellen Ryan (TT) 70 Issy Shine (KCH) County: 1st Kilkenny Leinster 1st. Annie McEvoy, Tara Ramsawmy and Sophie Jackman on the team.

Boys u18:
1 Shay McEvoy 25 Kevin Burns (KCH) 51 James Kearny (KCH) 65 John Muldowney (KCH) 83 Cathal Kearney (KCH) 100 Luke Whelan (KCH) Club: 4th KCH

Junior Girls:
15 Annie McEvoy (KCH) 17 Tara Ramsawmy (SS) 19 Sophie Jackman (SS) 26 Aoife Allen (SS) 72 Issy Shine (KCH) 79 Ciara Murphy (KCH): County: 3rd Kilkenny

Junior Men:
7 Shay McEvoy 48 Kevin Burns (KCH) 80 James Kearny (KCH) 93 John Muldowney (KCH) 114 Cathal Kearney (KCH) 123 Luke Whelan (KCH) Club: 4th KCH

Senior Ladies:
37 Sally Forristal (SJ) 45 Lauren Dearmody (CC) 62 Sile Carroll (LV) 76 Bronagh Kearns (SS) 78 Adele Walsh (SS) 82 Michelle McDonald (SS) 93 Aine Kinsella (SS) Kilkenny 5th County. St Senans 4th Club in Grade B.

Senior Men:
21 Eoin Everard (KCH) 33 Brian Maher (KCH) 43 Niall Sheehan (G) 71 James Kelly (CC) 152 Jonathan Crowley (SS) 156 Peter Barry (KCH) Kilkenny 6th County.

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