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Danny Boy on the podium

by Edited by Jimmy Rhatigan

Daniel Bourne, pictured left, was one of Castlecomer AC athletes who were on the podium on Day 3 of the Kilkenny County Championships. 

He won U13 200m silver. Other medallists on the track were Adam Lynch who was U16 200m silver medallist, Aisling Phelan U13 80m gold, Eimear Phelan U17 100m silver and Jane Holohan also competed, finishing 5th. 

U18 100m silver winner was Sophie Kerr. James Kelly was senior men’s 800m champion.  

In field events there were some excellent performances. 

Jack Gamble won U12 turbo javelin bronze, while Conor Gamble won U18 javelin gold  and long jump silver medallist. 

Many athletes competed enthusiastically without winning medals.

These included Eilish Bollard who was a finalist in the U12 girls’ 80m finishing fourth and also ran in 500m U12 girls. 

Daniel Bourne also took part in the U13 long jump (6th) Javelin and 800m 


Catherine Scully competed in U13 80m; Laura Gamble, Alli Brett and Roisín Holohan ran in U14 girls’ 80m; Aisling Phelan and Catherine Scully ran U13 500m.

Roisín Holohan and Laura Gamble’s exertions were at U14 over 500m; James Bourne took part in U11 turbo javelin and long jump; Alex Daly and Rory Bollard ran in U14 800m while Alex also ran 200m at U14. 

Mairead Ring competed in U12 80m. The U14 girls’ relay team (Laura Gamble, Catherine Scully, Roisin. Holohan and Aisling Phelan) was fourth in their heat. 

The involvement demonstrates the versatility of these young athletes, so many running more than one distance and competing in field events.  

In June the Kilkenny B Championships will offer another opportunity to enjoy competition for many of the group and for others who may not have been able to travel to Watershed this week.

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