Reidy helps Ireland claim Bronze medal

Orla Reidy in action in Nottingham

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.

Congratulations Orla from everyone at home.

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St.Cocas Athlete is Leinster Schools X-Country Champion

Orla Reidy (1) on the podium after her Leinster Schools Intermediate cross country win

St.Cocas Kilcock athlete Orla Reidy has captured the Leinster Schools Intermediate Cross Country title with victory at Santry today, February 21st.

The Intermediate race was ran over a distance of 3500 metres.

Orla’s win is all the more special as she is also eligible for the Intermediate ranks again next year. She will now also progress to the All-Irelands.

Both Orla and her St.Cocas team mate Aoife O’Cuill, who ran a great race to qualify for the All Ireland finals next month, were representing Maynooth Post Primary. Aoife ran in the Senior race, over a distance of 2500 metres.

St.Cocas AC were quick to congratulate all their athletes on their Facebook page this evening; “Congratulations to all athletes who represented their schools today in the Leinster Cross Country Championships in Santry. A special congratulations goes to Orla Reidy who won gold in the Intermediate girls race and is now Leinster Champion. Well done also Aoife O’Cuill who ran a great race to qualify for the All Ireland finals next month.”

Please find below a break down of the school’s different ages for the respective years.

Minor = 1st year

Junior = 2nd year

Intermediate = 3rd&4th year

Senior = 5th&6th year

Give or take ( it’s based on age)

Aoife O’Cuill in action for Maynooth PP

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Scoil Dara’s Sarah Clarke qualifies for the All-Irelands

Scoil Dara’s Sarah Clarke after her race

Scoil dara student Sarah Clarke has today qualified for the All Ireland Schools Junior Girls Cross Country Final. Sarah made it through to the final after an impressive run in the Leinster Finals meeting in Santry.

Well done to Ciara Gormley who also represented the Kilcock school, running a strong race in the same category and to Oisin Farrell who was also on duty in the boys race.

Please find a break down of the different school categories depending on year and age.

Minor = 1st year

Junior = 2nd year

Intermediate = 3rd&4th year

Senior = 5th&6th year

Give or take ( it’s based on age)

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Robinson warms up for Antarctica with victory in Maynooth

Kilcock athlete Paul Robinson is next week heading off to run a sub 4 (Celsius) mile in Antarctica as part of a Global Running Adventures.

Paul put up on his Twitter page; “Ready to Rock for Global Running Adventures Antarctica Mile next week.”

Robinson ‘warmed’ up for the event yesterday by anchoring DCU to victory in the IUAA road races in Maynooth.

St. Cocas Kilcock said; “Fresh from anchoring DCU to victory, Paul is now heading off to try run a sub 4 (Celsius) mile in Antarctica as part of a Global Running Adventures. Best of luck Paul”

Silver for Kelly at the National Championships

Kilcock’s Kevin Kelly secured the silver medal, finishing 2nd behind Sean Tobin in the final of the 1500m at the National Championships at Santry on Sunday evening, 23rd July.

Kelly, representing St Cocas produced a superb display and lost nothing in defeat behind pre race favourite Tobin, with two-time winner Eoin Everard back in 3rd.

Meanwhile in the women’s 1500m final, Kelly’s St Cocas’ team mate Rachel Smyth also ran an excellent race, just missing out on a medal in 4th place. 

A good evening for St Cocas was capped off when the club were presented with €1000 by Irish Health Life.

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Kilcock’s Robinson Looks To Break World Record

Kilcock athlete Paul Robinson will be part of a 4 man team that will attempt to break the 4×1 mile indoor record on St. Patrick’s day.

Robinson will be joined in the AIT Arena Athlone by John Travers, Sean Tobin and Eoin Everard as they look to beat the current record of 16:12.81, set only last month by an American quartet.

Based on their average individual time of 3:57.30 the men have a great chance of creating a piece of history come Friday evening.

The Pinewood native and his team mates are captained by two-time Irish Olympian and world indoor medalist Paul O’Donovan.

So if you can, get down to Athlone at 4pm this Friday and cheer Paul on. Entry is free.

Author: Robert Cox

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Kelly Claims Gold In Athlone

St. Cocas’ Kevin Kelly has captured the u23 1500m National Indoor title in Athlone today, Sunday, the 29th of January 2017.

Kelly produced an impressive gun to tape victory, with a fantastic finish in a time of 3 minutes and 56 seconds, beating two athletes from Raheny into 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

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