A fantastic run by St Cocas’ Orla Reidy saw the Maynooth Post Primary student finish the 2nd Irish girl home and in doing so, she helped Team Ireland claim the bronze medal in the Home Nations International in Nottingham earlier today.
Orla’s improved her position by three places amongst her Irish team mates as she had previously finished 5th in the All-Irelands in Waterford a few weeks ago.
St.Cocas AC athlete Orla Reidy, will tomorrow represent Ireland at the SIAB International Schools’ in Wollaton Park, Nottingham, England.
Orla will become the first girl from St.Cocas to represent Ireland at schools level and qualifies after her 5th place finish two weeks ago in the All-Irelands in Waterford.
The event is part of the Home Countries International (4 nations) and sees 16 Irish schools’ athletes compete. Orla ran for Maynooth Post Primary in the Leinsters and All-Irelands, with the St.Cocas runner firstly capturing the Leinster Schools Intermediate Cross Country title in Santry on February 21st before her 5th place finish in Waterford.
Orla’s achievements so far are all the more remarakable as she is also eligible for the Intermediate ranks again next year.
The junior girls will compete over 4km with the Intermediate girls (Orla’s race) competing over 4.5km.
Well done to her coaches Larry Kelly & Michael Reidy in helping her to reach this level.
A goal from Kilcock man Larry McCormack helped Kildare to a 1-7 to 0-7 win over Kerry on the one and only ocassion they defeated the men from the Kingdom in their own backyard back in 1954.
Cian O’Neill and his current crop of Lilys head South to face Kerry today knowing anything less than a victory would send them straight back down to Division 2 and as you can see history is not really on their side!
Despite Kildare beating today’s opponents more recently in St.Conleth’s Park and famously beating them in the 1998 All-Ireland semi final, 1954 still remains the one and only time they left The Kingdom with victory. Maybe St.Patrick’s Day can stir up something special. It will have to if Kildare are to have any chance of avoiding relegation. Ohh to have Larry McCormack back in the ranks!!
Blackhall Gaels suffered another home defeat in Division 2 of the Meath SFL when they lost out to Rathkenny on a full time score of 1-18 to 2-10 in Kilcloon. Two second half goals from Alan Nestor helped the hosts come from nine points down at half time to level proceedings going into the final five minutes but Rathkenny kicked on again to win by five. Nestor top scored for Blackhall with 2-5. The loss leaves Liam Keane’s men with only two points from a possible ten and they will need to start picking up some wins soon to avoid dropping down to Division 3.
This morning it’s the turn of the second team as they welcome Navan O’Mahoneys to Kilcloon in Division 2 of the B League.
Blackhall Gaels senior ladies game against neighbours Moynalvey, scheduled for Saturday evening, was postponed due to an unplayable pitch.
In Kildare, Kilcock travelled to Athy for round 2 of the Aldridge Cup on Saturday evening. Kilcock put in another decent performance against senior championship opposition (they lost to Naas in round 1) but still came up short on a scoreline of 1-15 to 1-10.
Congratulations to StCocas Ac athlete Orla Reidy, representing Maynooth Post Primary School, who finished 5th in the schools All Ireland in Waterford today. Orla will now go on and represent Ireland in Nottingham in 2 weeks time.
Well done to her coaches Larry Kelly & Michael Reidy in getting her there.
This morning StCocas will be well represented at the annual Bohermeen half marathon in County Meath.
North Kildare senior mens first team are on the road for their penultimate league game with a trip to near neighbours Coolmine. They need a win to secure their status in 1B. Kick off today is at 3pm.
Kilcock’s Aaron Brilly makes the trip to Drogheda United today with his Athlone Town team mates for their second game in the First Division of the SSE Airtricity League. Athlone suffered a heavy 4-1 loss at home to Galway United in their first game. Kick off today is at 3pm.
Finally I would like to wish all you fantastic mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. Especiall my own mother Sarah. ❤
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Well done to the Meath Darts team who were crowned All Ireland champions for the first time ever, beating Donegal 7-0 in the final.
The tournament was held at the West County Hotel in Ennis last Saturday and Sunday. Meath won the quarter final 7-3 against Kilkenny before accounting for Wexford in the semis.
Kilcock’s Andrew Reilly (pictured front row, 1st from the right) was on the successful side, whose 7-0 final victory was also a first in the history of the competition. Reilly was Meath’s 12th man due in but wasn’t needed in the final due to the nature of the result. Reilly was needed in the last 16 against Galway, where he clinched victory for the Royals in 7-5 win.
Meath currently hold the youth, men’s A and men’s B All Ireland titles.
Ciaran Kilduff scored his first goal of 2018 last night as his side Jacksonville Armada defeated The Flagler Saints 2-0 in a pre season friendly in St.Augestine.
Kilduff, a half time substitute, netted Armada’s second on 53 minutes, when he got the hosts’ goalie off guard with a delicate chip to the back of the net. The Kilcock man was also involved in his sides first goal, when following some great link up play, he set up Irish-American Connor Doyle to net on 49 minutes.
The win was Jacksonville’s first in their three pre season games so far in 2018 as they ready themselves for the NPSL season.