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ALL IRELAND WATERFORD

The hill went on forever, or so they all told us. Athletes faces grimaced as they dug deep to trudge their bodies up the extended hill that dominated the Waterford venue for the All Ireland uneven age and novice championships last Sunday. It was an exciting day as Kilkenny athletes swooped prizes in several of […]

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TOM O’KEEFFE runs in u/23 Europeans

With winter blowing up from the south and whirl of snow zapping around, throwing flakes all over the place, events were cancelled, snowmen were built and some of the athletes – well they just kept on running. In far flung Slovakia – Tom O’Keeffe (KCH), seemed to have dodged the snow for a bit as […]

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National Juvenile (Even) All Irelands/Seniors Abbottstown

In my mind I picture Abbottstown as a leafy, autumnal coloured, well groomed cross country course, with minor undulation of hills – nothing as tough as my own Cross Country days (anyone remember Ballyhaise in Cavan!!!!). However I must have been somewhat delusional in my memories of the course from last year. The intense rain […]

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Kilkenny retain Leinster Juvenile Cup

Deep troughs grooved the land, butchering the soil, mud appeared where mud never appeared before, a raw chill hung around, waiting to snap. The athletes glided, slided and chided from mud to trough to the victory podiums. Kilkenny born and bred, thoroughbreds of every condition. They came from Kilmacow, Castlecomer, Glenmore, Kilkenny and the bowels […]

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Kilkenny Results Autumn Open Abbotstown

With Hurricane Ophelia somewhere in the Arctic and Storm Brian expelled from our shores, Kilkenny athletes emerged unscathed to perform with excellence in the Athletics Ireland Autumn Open Cross Country in Abbotstown today. The ladies were represented by Lauren Dearmody (Castlecomer AC) in the Senior Ladies event. Lauren is getting stronger and faster with each […]

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