Weekend roundup January 11th/12th

Well done to all the Le Chéile athletes in action in various races over the weekend.


Huge congratulations to Brian McGrath who won Leinster cross county O65 masters gold in Gowran, Co Kilkenny. He still has the magic 28 years after his first Leinster cross county masters gold – the NACAI race held in Carton House  in 1992.


Caoimhe Cronin had a great run in the 400m in the Senior AAI league, clocking 57sec. This was a great performance to get into the legs ahead of the upcoming All Ireland Junior championships. All the results from the Senior AAI league here: http://live.athleticsireland.ie/menu.html.


Karl Fitzgerald, Donal Fleming and Mark Raleigh were in action in the Popupraces “World Half Marathon Festival” in Donadea forest. Karl won his race in 1h19, a very impressive time for an event run on trail in the month of January. Donal came home in 3rd in 1h28 and Mark had a solid run too in 1h41. The results can be seen here: https://www.popupraces.ie/race/world-half-marathon-festival-2020-saturday-morning/


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A great day at the Kildare Indoor County Championships 05/01/2020

Congratulations to our all the Le Chéile athletes in action in the Kildare Indoor County Championships in AIT on Sunday January 5th. We had many great performances including some great performances from people to make finals and win medals. Thank you to all the club coaches and county officials who made the day a great success. A list of our medallist’s and some nice photos from the day are below:

  • High jump Senior –  Gold Ciaran Connolly
  • High Jump Senior – Silver Ese Robert’s
  • U13 High Jump Silver Cora Harrington 
  • U13 600m Gold Cora Harrington
  • U13 60m Sprint Bronze Cora Harrington 
  • U17 800m Silver Saoirse Reynolds
  • U14 800m Gold Cillian Gleeson 
  • U11 60m Silver Rian Fahey 
  • U13 Shot putt Bronze Alanah Browne 
  • Senior 200m Gold Caoimhe Cronin
  • Senior 400m Gold Caoimhe Cronin
  • U11 long jump joint Bronze Rian Fahey 
  • U15 60m hurdles Bronze Aine Murphy

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Le Chéile membership fees due for 2020

We hope that everyone had a great Christmas and all your new years resolutions and athletics targets for 2020 are being finalised now.

The new year also brings that time where club membership fees are due – current membership expires for all on 31st December. For the payment of club fees for the year ahead we are moving to using the Athletics Ireland online system (so please ignore the easy payments plus box above on this website). All current members should have received an email from Athletics Ireland with a link in recent days. For those who did not then firstly check the spam section of your email. If no email received then it may be the case that the email address that we had for you is incorrect – so in that case then go to this location and set up an account for yourself https://membership.athleticsireland.ie/ and make the payment.

Please make every effort to pay the club fees as soon as possible.

Wishing you a very successful 2020,

Le Chéile AC Committee


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Donore Harriers Jingle Bells 5k success for Le Chéile

A huge congratulations to Killian Gleeson, Kevin Gough and Alan Maher who achieved nice 5k PBs in the Donore Harriers Jingle Bells 5k in the Phoenix park on Saturday December 7th. Some other Le Chéile athletes had good performances too. See results below:

Name Club Category Time
Brendan Kearney Le Cheile AC M40 00:17:22
Killian Gleeson Le Cheile AC MJ 00:19:18
Kevin Gough Le Cheile AC M45 00:19:18
Alan Maher Le Cheile AC M45 00:19:23
Cian Gough Le Cheile AC MJ 00:19:28
Lara Gleeson Le Cheile AC FJ 00:25:02
Stephen Gregg Le Cheile AC M40 00:38:01
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Successful weekend for Le Chéile athletes

Confratulations to all the Le Chéile athletes in action at the weekend in various events around the country.

Well done to all the juveniles in action in the Kildare cross country championships. In the u14 mixed relay race Fionn Hayes, Clillian Gleeson, Maeve Augustin and Ellen Doherty ran very well to come home in 5th. They also got a nice post race photo afterwards.

Lisa Hughes had a great run to come home as 5th lady in the Clonakilty marathon in Co. Cork. On a very challenging course, with tough weather conditions, Lisa ran brilliantly to record a time of 3.35. The results can be found here: https://myrunresults.com/events/clonakilty_waterfront_marathon_x/2988/results.

Andy Grehan was also in action in the Clontarf half marathon in Dublin, recording a new PB of 1.29. A great milestone to reach. Some of the route for the race crosses over the beach on Bull Island so hopefully there will be plenty more improvement to come from Andy on courses that are all on road. Results here: http://www.redtagtiming.com/results/ClontarfHalf2019November.pdf

U14 Kildare Cross Country 2019

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