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Aishling strikes gold in Athlone

by Edited by Jimmy Rhatigan

FOUR ATHLETES from Castlecomer AC were among those who excelled at the Leinster Indoor Track and Field championships in Athlone.

Emma Lawlor (U17) was competing for the first time indoors. She ran a very competitive 1,500 metres and finished a very credible 9th. 

Eimear Phelan (U17) competed in the 60 metres and 60 metres hurdles. 

She was sixth in hurdles and qualified for the final of the 60m. 

Sofia Kerr (U18) was second in her heat of the 60m and won bronze in the final with a time of 8.15 seconds. 

The star of the weekend was Aisling Phelan (U13) who ran a heat, semi- final and final in the 60m. 

She won her heat in 8.66 seconds, the fastest time of nine heats.

She shared the fastest time in the first of three semi- finals with Rachel Duff from Gowran but Aisling ran a blistering final in 8.38 seconds to win gold. 

‘Comer Athletes also ran cross country in late January. Juvenile, senior and fit4life Athletes competed. 

At the county ‘B’ Juvenile Cross Country Ellen Ryan got the day off to a great start finishing fifth in U9.

Ciaran Quinn competed in U9. James Morrissey ran a very competitive race and won silver in intermediate.

Roisín Holohan ran in U13 and John Kennedy won U15.


Boys U11: Tommy Hickey 8, Diarmuid Quinn 13, Conor Holohan 20. Team was 3rd.

Boys U13: Charlie Ryan 4, Padraig Quinn 7, Cillian Brennan 12. Team was 3rd

Ricardo Boucinha travelled to Athlone to compete as a guest in the 800 m of the AAI indoor league. 

Six members of the fit4life group travelled to run the Ballyroan 10 mile. The men’s team finished 4th club.

Also in action in the National Intermediate Cross Country Championships in Castlelyons, Co Cork was James Kelly who led the Kilkenny team to third place on the national stage James finished 13th.

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