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11 Aug 2022

Cross Country athletes Athlone bound

Cian Butler (St Brigid's) to the fore in Under 13 Cross Country trial
County Kildare Community Games selected it’s teams to represent the county in the upcoming HSE National Finals in Athlone at a well attended event in Mc Donagh Pitch Curragh.

County Kildare Community Games selected it’s teams to represent the county in the upcoming HSE National Finals in Athlone at a well attended event in Mc Donagh Pitch Curragh.

Teams were selected for the U12 Relay, U13 Cross Country and the U14 Relay to be run in AIT Athlone on weekend 24th - 26th May.

In the under 12 Event run over 500 metres Hazel McLoughlin (Eadestown) won the Girls race while Tom Martin (Suncroft/Curragh) led the Boys home for gold medals and they along with the next five places will form the U12 Mixed Distance Relay County Teams for Athlone. The Event is nun over four legs of 600m, 400m, 600m and 400m.

Girls U12 Relay: Hazel McLoughlin (Eadestown), Abigail Dunne (Naas), Molly Aspell (Kilcullen), Faye Dervan (Eadestown), Mary Enright (Suncroft/Curragh), Eabha Stewart (Naas)

Boys U12 Relay: Tom Martin (Suncroft/Curragh), Hugh Doyle (Suncroft/Curragh), Peter Hamilton (Milltown), Fiachra Galvin (St Conleths), Ben McInerney (Suncroft/Curragh), Eoin Richards (Maynooth)

The U13 Event is a mixed team event run over 1200m. A county Team consists of Five boys and Five Girls with the first four placing of each boy/girl to count toward team score

In the County individual event Cian Butler (Newbridge St Brigid’s) and Lauren Casey (Naas) won the Gold Medals with the first five Boys and Girls forming the Kildare Team for Athlone

County Kildare U13 Cross Country

Cian Butler (St Brigids), Evan Doran (Balyna), Tom Hawkins (Prosperous), Cormac Slattery (Confey), James McNamara (St Brigids )

Lauren Carey (Naas), Megan Troy (Suncroft/Curragh), Anna Young (St Brigids), Maria Naughton (Naas), Jessica Byrne (Carbury)

It was double gold for Newbridge St Conleth’s as Mark Glynn and Aimee McGrath led home the U14 relay Trial run over 700 metres. The first six iwere select for the County Team. The event in Athlone is a mixed distance Relay run over 4 legs of 800m, 600m, 800mand 600m.

Kildare Under 14 Teams

Boys U14 Relay: Mark Glynn (St Conleths), Daniel Reilly (Clane/Rathcoffey), Eoin O’Connor (Kildare Town), Jack Doyle (Suncroft/Curragh), Tadgh Murtagh (Kildare Town), Ronan Downey (Two Mile House)

Girls U14 Relay: Aimee McGrath (St Conleths), Grace Dervan (Eadestown), Lucy McCann (Clane/Rathcoffey), Sarah Stewart (Naas), Eaibhin Grimes (Confey), Lara Curran (Milltown).

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