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 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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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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