Weekly News Roundup - Week 49/2018



Ballyroan Abbey AC 5k and 10 mile

The now annual Ballyroan Abbey AC 5k and 10 mile took place in testing conditions and we had a good turnout in one of the last races of the year.
First up was the 5k and very well done to Richie Reid 2nd in 17:15. Joe Walsh was 14th in 20:25 followed by Aidan Fennelly in 25:18.
Grace Reilly took the ladies 1st prize in 18:46 followed by Lorraine Doyle In 21:28, Patricia Naughton 25:37, Rosemary Dalton 27:49, and Elaine Moore 28:43.

First home for juveniles was Caoimhe Cuddy, 3rd in 24:13 followed by Fionn Cuddy 24:20, Aoife Cuddy 28:16, Emma Jane Cuddy and Doireann OConnor In 31:06.

The 10 miles was two laps of 5 miles and Cyril Cuddy was first home for Portlaoise, 5th overall in 56:57 followed by Aidan O Connor in 1:19:25.
The ladies were out in force today and won First Ladies team home. Maria Cuddy 1:15:27 , Olwyn Larkin 1:18. , Niamh Kavanagh 1:27:52 and Amanda McDonlad in 1:27:53. Our 2nd Niamh Kavanagh was 5th for Portlaoise in 1:33:22 followed by Margaret Mary Grant In 1:40:35, Tracey Gavin 1:43:29 and Ursula OMalley In 1:43:30. Ursula also was 1st home in her category getting a very well deserved cash for her Christmas shopping!. Great stuff by all and credit to Ballyroan Abbey for a well organised event once again.


12K's of Christmas

Well done to Niall Collins (51.50) and Claire Cosgrove (77.15) who completed in the 12k's of Xmas in Kildare town at the weekend



Vicarstown Park Run: Some heavy showers greeted the runners in Vicarstown last Saturday but that did not deter our hardy crew. Tom Lupton took 1st spot overall, while Lucy Dunne came home 1st lady with Nuala Arrigan taking 3rd. In the junior event Eva Howson was girl, while Cormac was 3rd boy. Well done to all who got out and participated in difficult conditions. your social media marketing partner

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