St Senan’s AC
Michelle Strikes Leinster Silver

Michelle McDonald Leinster Junior silver medal winner

Michelle McDonald Leinster Junior silver medal winner

Michelle McDonald was in great form in the Leinster cross country on home soil last Sunday taking individual silver medal in the junior ladies race.
There was county bronze for both the Kilkenny ladies and men’s teams with Aine Kinsella and Adele Walsh scoring for the ladies and Sean Caulfield and Oliver Mullally featuring in the men’s race.
The club also picked up three team bronze medals in the juvenile interclub relays, which opened the programme.
Juvenile Girls Relays.
Girls U12 relay team, Leinster bronze medallists

Girls U12 relay team, Leinster bronze medallists

First up were the girls U12 team and a focused and determined Libby Murphy got them off to a flying start handing over in the lead.
Sophie Williams and Juliette Evans took up the charge before handing over to anchor woman Caoimhe Phelan who ran strongly to secure bronze. The girls U14 race was led off by Clodagh Monaghan who handed over to Saoirse Allen. Kate Aylward and Rose Sheridan completed the squad that placed eighth overall. Last up for the girls was the U16 team with Tara Ramasawmy leading off and giving the team a good start. Sophie Jackman and Aoife Allen took up the charge before Aine Phelan took the all important last leg and fought hard to secure bronze.
Juvenile Boys Relays
The club had two teams in the boys U12 race and David Williams leading off for the A squad was unlucky to take a fall.
Boys U12 realy team Leinster bronze medallists

Boys U12 realy team Leinster bronze medallists

Naoise Gilmartin took the second leg before handing over to Ben Wallis. He had a strong leg before passing the baton to Shane Morrissey who chased hard but no medals on this occasion.
Eoin Aylward led off the B team with good runs by Eoin Dempsey, Harry O’Shea and Gerard Long to see the team place eighth overall. The boys U14 team were given a great start by the strong running Josh Fenton. Equally impressive was Ryan Cummins on the second leg before he handed over to Tadgh Connolly who set the anchor leg runner James Foot in good stead going out on the last leg. James held on strongly to secure another bronze for the team.
Well done to subs Jack O’Neill and Donnacha Williams who both had a good run out.
Mighty Michelle
The junior ladies race saw an impressive run by Lauren Dermody (Castlecomer AC) however impressive too was Michelle McDonald (St Senans AC) who ran solidly throughout to take silver.
The junior men’s race saw a win for Cormac Buggy (Gowran AC).
The senior women’s race saw bronze medals for the county team scorers being Sally Forristal (St Joseph’s), Aine Kinsella (St Senan’s), Adele Walsh (St Senan’s), Maura Bambrick (Gowran).
The senior men also took bronze thanks to top ten finishes for David McPherson (6th), and Sean Caulfield (9th) the other scorers being Oliver Mullally (St Senans), Derek Kehoe, Simon O Dwyer, Marty Moseley, (all Gowran);
All Ireland ‘B’
U16 relay team Leinster bronze medallists.

U16 relay team Leinster bronze medallists.

Next Sunday the action moves to Dundalk IT where the deferred All Ireland ‘B’ cross country starts off a programme that includes the National Intermediate and Masters races. The club will have a total of 24 juveniles taking part and we wish them well.
Schools Out
Well done to Tara Ramasawmy, Presentation who took junior silver and also to Aaron Donnelly Abbey Coolege and Jonathan Crowley De LaSalle who took silver and bronze in the schools intermediate and senior Waterford Schools cross country.
There will be a Table Quiz in aid of the club on Monday next in the Foxes Den, Kilmacow. Local eggheads Mary and Butch Walsh will be ensuring a high standard. Come along and test your quiz brains against the best and all in a good cause.
Sun 24th: National Intermediate and Masters Cross Country: Dundalk IT;
Friday Jan 29th: County Board AGM
Sun 31st: National Junior and U23 Indoor Championships: AIT.

Ouch my poor ears!!!

Ouch my poor ears!!!

‘I thought air was free until I bought a bag of crisps’

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