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Senior Results PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 31 August 2014 09:27

On Thursday the 28th of August Elle O’Neill decided to take a few hours off work in the afternoon to run 17 laps around Griffeen Park in Lucan to complete a marathon as part of Denzil Jacobs 12 marathons in 12 counties in 12 days  In aid of Saplings Graiguecullen & Irish Autism Action. Well done Elle for doing a marathon and being able to head back to work afterwards!


 Tullamore Half Marathon

On Saturday the 29th of August  three of our athletes travelled to Tullamore to take part in the harriers annual half marathon.  A testing course proved to offer little challenge to James Carraher who obliterated his personal best by 2 minutes in a time of 1:25:21. Darren Foster also shrugged off the course s challenges, he also ran a personal best of 1:28. Shane McCarthy came home in 1:24:58, happy to go under the 1:25 mark thanks to James for pushing the pace in the last mile. 

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 August 2014 09:34
Celbridge 5K PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 22:31


Celbridge AC would like to thank their Annual 5K Road Race Sponsors.

A special mention must go to our main sponsor, Ray Crofton of Kia Motors, who donated a car to our race ambassador Mark Kenneally on the run up to the race. Thanks to Mark Kenneally for publicising the race as race ambassador.

Celbridge AC would also like to thank Crown Paints and The Pain Relief Centre in Kilcock for their generous donations.

Other sponsors, contributers to our goody bag and donaters of spot prizes included, Barry Dunleavy’s Ryan’s Pharmacies, Powerade, Lidl, KP Nuts, Bank of Ireland, Red Bull, Nivea, Lemon’s,  Kalipso Bits Bar, Kit Kat Bar, Dove Shower Gel, Sudocrem, Vita Coca , Tipperary Water, Bike Worx, Blakes Pharmacy and Base Entertainment Centre. The committee would like to thank David Murphy for sponsoring the course record €100 bonus prize which was broken by John Travers on the day. Both Marks and Spencer and Nally’s Super Valu deserve mention for the fabulous vouchers as does the DAA for two magnificent hampers.  Cassidy Wines, O’Brien Wines, Comans Drinks and Classic Drinks all contributed spot prize donations 

The Club Organisers would like to thank everyone who liaised with businesses looking for their support. A special thanks to Jay Carragher and Kevin Ecock who spearheaded the campaign and to Dave O’Connor for organising the beautiful car and sponsorship from Ray Crofton Motors. 

Official Results of Celbridge 5K

Celbridge athletes had some impressive performances in both male and female categories. Dave O’Connor was our first man home in a PB of 16:12 coming 10th overall, followed by Martin Hoare in 12th in an excellent time of 16:25. Philip Niland despite running in the Frank Duffy 10 miler less than 24 hours prior to the race showed little sign of fatigue was next home followed by Shane McCarthy who did show signs of fatigue but somehow managed a 2nd place in the over 40 category.

Celbridge ladies were there in force also. Katie O’Connor who like Philip raced in the Frank Duffy 10 was on form again clocking a PB with a time of 20:23 coming 10th in the womens category. Superb running also from Linda Phelan, Teresa O’Reilly, and Bernadette Kavanagh who won her age category.

With a record number of entrants came a new Course record with John Travers fresh from his participation in the European Athletic championships winning in a time of 14:43. It wasn't an easy win for John with local international athlete Mark Kenneally in close pursuit. Its great to see Mark returning to competition after his recent injury.

The following is a list of overall winners and the top two athletes in each category. Click here for the full list of all competitors. Most prizes have been posted or collected by winners. The race committee would like to apologise for the delay in sorting out category prizes after the race. This has since been rectified by Red Tag Timing and was out of the organisers control at the time. If you have not received your prize and your name is on the list please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Where possible, prizes have been sent to everyone on the list below.

Female Senior 

1st Orla Drumm  17:05 2nd Ide Mac Domhnaill 18:23 3rd Paula Grant 18:24

Male Senior

1st John Travers 14:43 (course record) 2nd Mark Kenneally 14:56 3rd Mark Dooley 15:27 

Female Over 40                                                                         

1st  Tara Shirley  19.38  2nd Lynda Gormley 19:49  

Male Over 40

1st James McCormack 2nd Shane McCarthy 18:30

Female Over 45

1st Cathy Walsh 24:14 2nd Debbie Burke 26:10

Male Over 45

1st Aidan Swan 17:59 2nd Mark Leonard 18:35 

Female Over 50

1st Bernadette Kavanagh 22:26 2nd  Liz O'Neill 25:28

Male Over 50

1st Mike Boyle 17:11 2nd Gerard Maloney 17:29

Female Over 60

1st Ann Woodlock 27:11 2nd Mary Val 27:31

Male Over 60

1st Brian McGrath 20:51 2nd Bobby King 21:32 

Congratulations to Donore Harriers who won the male and female team events.


Thanks to all club members who helped out on the run up to the race, and on the day itself. There are so many names the committee doesn’t know where to begin. Finally, thanks to all who took part in the race and for being such good sport. We hope to see you again next year.


Frank Duffy 10

 Celbridge AC had a large presence at the Frank Duffy 10 Mile road race held in the Phoenix Park on the 23rd of August.

Jason Miley was first home in a personal best of 56:45 taking 4 th place in the Garda AC Coiste Siamsa championships. Ian McManus came in under the hour in 59:50 followed by Philip Niland in 1:01:10.Frank McDonald clocked a Pb of 1:03:15. Karl McKenna  also running in the Garda Championships was next home contributing to DMR west's 2nd place in the team event, with David Clancy Simon Hanratty and Alan Thomas following closely.

The ever improving Katie O’Connor ran a fantastic race coming home in a time of 1:11:03 making it a personal best by almost 3 minutes, placing her 30th in the female category. Well done to everyone.


Acre Project 5k 

  We had two victory’s in the annual Salesians College Acre project 5k held on the 16th of August.Congratulations to Ian McManus who won in a time of 16:46, and to Linda Phelan who was the first woman home making it a double victory for the club. Linda won in a time of 20:53. Two superb times in keeping with our Club's usual high standard in distance running.





Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:58
5K Road Race Results for 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 24 August 2014 14:07
 http://www.redtagtiming.com/results/Celbridge5km_2014.pdf Race Results are in for our 5K Road Race. A full report will follow in the next few hours.  
Road Race Update PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 August 2014 20:09
Our annual Road Race will take place this Sunday with a race start time of 10.30am. The race starts and finishes in the grounds of Castletown House. You can collect your race number in the courtyard of Castletown House any time after 9.30am. There is on the day registration cost €20. We are also asking that all club members who are helping out on the day be at the courtyard at 9am. Many thanks to all the people who are helping out, thanks also to O.P.W in Castletown House and Leixlip/Celbridge Gardai for their assistance. Thanks also to our main sponsor Ray Crofton, Mark Kenneally, Crown Paint and all other companies who have supported our 5K race. This is the clubs main fundraiser for the year and it brings in much needed fund to keep the club in the strong position that it presently enjoys.         
National Masters T&F Championships PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 August 2014 18:34

The curtain came down on another hugely successful season for our Senior and Masters Track and Field athletes last weekend in Tullamore.   The National Masters Track and Field Championships on August 10th saw Celbridge AC send a strong squad of "experienced" sprinters and jumpers to compete against clubs from all over the country in what were very strong and competitive fields. 

Paula Reilly got the day off to a flyer, taking the women's M3 100m crown in blustery conditions in a time of 14.69 seconds.   Finola Moore followed suit in the women's M4 category, claiming bronze.  Andrea Fleischer and Sean Doyle also ran strongly to claim 5th in the women's M1 and men's M4 categories respectively.   The headwinds only got stronger however, as the day progressed, making conditions ever tougher for the 200m.  Nonetheless, in another strong performance, Paula Reilly hung on to take bronze in the women's M3 category.

On the in-field, Finola "medal machine" Moore took double gold in the women's M4 High Jump and Long Jump conditions with Andrea Fleischer also putting in a good performance in the women's M1 Long Jump, finishing in 5th.

To round off the day, Paula, Andrea and Finola teamed up with Cliona Fagan for the women's 4x100m relay.   A stellar run from all 4 ladies saw Celbridge take a well deserved silver in a time of 60.50 seconds.   The club ended the day with a total 3 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.   Well done to all involved!

These performances cap off a great year for our Senior and Master's T&F squad.   Starting back in January with the National Masters Indoor Championships in Athlone, with stops at the Leinster Senior and Masters Indoor Championships, Kildare Senior, Master and Inter T&F Champs, Leinster Senior and Masters T&F Champs and finishing last weekend, the squad amassed a total of 37 gold, 26 silver and 16 bronze medals, a very strong showing in anyone's books!   The squad are now taking a well deserved break, with training resuming on September 2nd.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 18:39
Donadea 5 K PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 August 2014 19:53

The team results for the Donadea 5k held on the 25th of July were announced today. Celbridge AC were very well represented in both the men’s and women’s categories. Our senior men were convincing winners with David O’Connor , Barry Murphy, Martin Hoare and Philip Niland finishing in the top ten along with Jason Miley,Ian McManus, James Hoare and Conor Burke making eight of our athletes in the top twenty.

The women’s team of Linda Phelan, Bernadette Kavanagh , Bridget Buckley, Rebecca Gannon, Claire Millar and Fiona Hoare came an impressive 2 nd in the team event, all impressively finishing at the top end of a very strong field. Congratulations to all our participants.
We need your help PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 August 2014 19:42

Celbridge Athletic Club need your help, on Sunday 24rh August we will be holding our 5K Road Race which starts at 10.30am in Castletown, we need everu family involved in the club to provide somebody to steward at the race to make it a success. Please contact Michael Tynan on 087-2655433 or via e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to let him know that you will be available to help. This is the clubs big fundraiser and we want to keep it evolving year on year so dont delay make contact now.   

Leinster Track & Field Results PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 July 2014 10:59

The Leinster Track & Field season came to a close last Sunday with the U.14 to U.19 athletes competing in Tullamore. Celbridge athletes put in some great performances and saw a number of Leinster medals coming back to Celbridge. First mention must go to Ikenna Kluczenko who took the Long Jump Leinster Gold with a jump of 6.59m followed by Bronze in the 100m and 200m. Also on the track George Lowen took Silver in the U.14 800m & 1500m races. Elaine Wilson and Eoin Hill competed in the hurdles and Elaine brought home Bronze in the 250m hurdles while Eoin brought home Bronze in the 100m Hurdles.

The race walkers are making a name for themselves in Leinster with medals for all competitors Seodin Kavanagh took her first Leinster medal with a Bronze in the U.14 2K with Niamh O'Connor taking Gold in the U.15 2K and beating her sisters time to make it a Competition Best Performance when she finished in 9.52sec with Anna Bourke taking the Silver in the U.15 race to put two Celbridge athletes on the podium. In the U.18 3K we again had two athletes on the podium together with Sinead O'Connor taking the Silver medal and Karen Bourke taking the Bronze medal. Andrew Carroll completed the race walking medal haul when he took the Gold in the U.16 3K walk.

In the field events Emmet Stout took the U.17 Leinster title in the discus with a throw of 37.22 while Michelle O'Dea took the U.18 discus title with a throw of 23.92. Jonathan Landy took the U.16 High Jump Gold with a jump of 1.76 while Laura Quigley took two field medals with Bronze in the Shot Putt and Bronze in the Javelin.

Other athletes who put in great performances for the club but were unlucky to be outside the medals included Nathan Parameswaren tho took part in the U.14 75M hurdles and finished in 6th place while Akash Mathew finished in 7th place in the same race. Ruth Dwyer took part in the U.15 Javelin and finished in 6th place with a throw of 23.86m. Beulah Ezeugo took part in the 100m sprint and Discus and performed very well with a time of 13.77 for the 100m.

In one of the last events of the day Aoibhin Lenehan, Laura Quigley, Aoife Tynan and Katie Quigley took part in the 4x100m U.17 relay and brought home Silver medals, well done to all the Celbridge athletes who took part in the Leinster Competition you should be very proud of your performance. We are hoping to see more young athletes competing in the Leinster Track & Field next year.      

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 11:23
Celbridge AC 5K 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 25 May 2014 11:07


"Probably the best and fastest 5k Road Race in Leinster," Irish Runner Magazine.   

The Annual Celbridge 5K will take place again this year on Sunday, 24th of August. Total entry is €15 with a generous goody bag. This race is suitable for people of all fitness levels. It caters for people who wish to walk or jog 5k, Fit4Life athletes, Couch To 5K and club athletes. Children are welcome to take part in the Kids Dash prior to the race. There will be spot prizes and cash prizes. It starts and finishes in the grounds of Castletown House. It is an extremely fast and flat 5K Road Race. Many a PB has been set on this course.

It is always a great family day with a kids dash before the main race (medals for all). There will also be a DJ present to provide music and entertainment in the courtyard and a few kids' mascot favourites will be around for photo opportunities.

Event schedule and times: 

Race starts @ 10.30am.

Kids Dash @ 10.00am.

Parking available but locals are encouraged to walk. To register click here.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 May 2014 20:58
2nd Round Kildare Championship PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 12 May 2014 14:13

The second round of the Kildare Track & Field Championship took place in Celbridge on Sunday. The weather did us no favours with showers and strong winds most of the day, however it did not put off the athletes and Celbridge AC had many athletes on the podium. Niamh Gannon was on the podium twice, with a Bronze medal in the 100m and bronze in Turbo Javelin. Hanna Kearns took two gold medals, under 13 High jump and Shot with Sarah Rose Merrick joining her on the podium taking the Silver in the Shot Putt and Bronze in the High Jump.

In the under 17 hurdles the club took the gold and silver in a very tight competition Laura Quigley crossed the line just ahead of Elaine Wilson. Hanna Aspel also took a Hurdle medal with Bronze at under 13 Hurdles. The Race walkers were again medal winners with Daniel Ecock taking Silver and Adam O'Connor taking Bronze in the under 15 event. In the middle distance Sarah Hayes took a bronze medal in under 16 800m with Jack Kyle and Conor Farrell taking Silver and Bronze in the Junior 1500m. Ikenna Ezeugo and Radek Tyburczy again shared a podium but this time Radek took the gold in the junior 100m and Ikenna took the Silver. Ikenna was again on the podium with Gold in the junior High jump and Shot Putt. Laoise Lenehan took a Bronze in the under 13 200m. On the field Rhea Donnelly and Tara Nevin shared the podium with Rhea taking gold in the under 11 Turbo Javelin and Tara taking Bronze.

When the relays came around the club had two teams on the podium with the under 14 boys team of Akash Matthew, John Grant, Adam O'Connor and Nathan Parameswaran taking Silver medals and the Junior girls team of Aoibhean Lenehan, Katie Quigley, Aoife Tynan and Laura Quigley taking Bronze medals. Well done to all the athletes who competed for Celbridge AC. We now move on to the Leinster Track & Field competition so parents are asked to check out the Athletics Leinster web for dates for competition and make sure athletes tell coaches if they want to take part in the events.              

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 07:57
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