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Sunday, 21 September 2014 21:42

It’s been an momentous weekend for the distance runners of Celbridge AC. Yesterday just one week after a new half marathon record was set in Athlone, David O’Connor ran a superb race at the Dublin half marathon coming home in 9th place overall in a time of 1:14:05. We were well represented in both the men and woman’s categories. Ian McManus came home in a time of 1:20 followed by Frank McDonald in a great time of 1:23. David Clancy finished in 1:27, Krzysztof Zacharsk 1:27, Darren Cranston 1:28 and Alan Thomas 1:44.

Katie O’Connor ran a personal best by an amazing 3 minutes in a time of 1:34 and narrowly missed out on a new club record. No doubt it’s only a matter of time before this record is broken. Linda Phelan was next home in 1:36, followed by Claire Millar who completed her first half marathon in 1:48. Claire set a goal of 1:50 a great achievement finishing under her predicted time.

 Three of our athletes travelled to Charleville on Sunday to run the international half marathon. Martin Hoare who has already set a club 5 k record ran astonishing time of 1:10:56 to raise the standard to a whole new level. Martin came 11th in a large field including many national and international elite athletes. Damien Gannon was next home narrowly missing out on a pb in fantastic time of 1:26 followed by Peter Donahoe in 1:29.


Exciting times ahead for our athletes running in the Berlin, Frankfurt and Dublin marathons.


Last Updated on Sunday, 21 September 2014 21:45
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Monday, 15 September 2014 23:02

Athlone Half Marathon

On Saturday the 13th of September two of our senior athletes, Jason Miley and Karl McKenna travelled to Athlone to take part in the 3rd annual flatline half marathon. The hot conditions did not seem to have any effect on the Celbridge representatives, as Jason ran a sensational race coming home in 1:15:39 setting and new club record. Preparation is obviously going well for Jason for the European Police marathon championships in Austria in mid-October. Karl McKenna ran a fantastic time of 1:29.

Best of luck to all our athletes travelling to the Charleville International Half-Marathon this weekend.

Congratulations to Barry Murphy on coming 4th in the North Kildare clubs 5k on Sunday.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:14
Fit 4 Life Success! PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 14 September 2014 11:55
Fit 4 Life group at Maynooth 5K today
Congrats to all Celbridge AC Fit4Life athletes who partook in the Maynooth 5K this morning. The women's team took 3rd place overall. Congrats to Deirdre O'Rourke who took 1st place in her age category. Well done to all and thanks to North Kildare Club for hosting a very well organised event! 
Last Updated on Sunday, 14 September 2014 13:08
County Kildare Juvenile League PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 12 September 2014 08:36

The final round of the County Kildare Juvenile League takes place this Sunday in Naas AC at 2pm.  Athletes will need to be in Naas for 1.15pm for warm up and registration.  We are currently lying in 3rd place in the Division A League.  Events for Sunday are as follows and please remember that athletes must take part in both events in order to gain points.

Boys: u8 80m & 100m. u9 60m & turbojav. u10 100m & turbojav. u11 200m & turbojav. u12 600m & shot putt. u13 100m & 200m. u14 400m & shot putt. u15 600m & shot putt. u16 200m & 400m.

Girls: u8 80m & turbojav. u9 100m & long jump. u10 100m & turbojav. u11 100m & 200m. u12 200m & long jump. u13 100m & 600m. u14 200m & 800m. u15 800m & long jump. u16 100m & long jump.

Athletes from our Little Athletics Group are more than welcome to compete at u8.  

For members new to the Club - The league consists of 4 rounds which take place in different venues across Kildare. Each round normally takes approx 2 hours to complete, however some events finish earlier than others.  It is important to check with your childs coach before you leave the competition to ensure that your child has finished all their competitions (in sprint events there may be heats, semis and then finals).  There are 3 divisions A, B & C and Celbridge are currently in Division A.  Athletes are awarded points based on their placings in each event and after all rounds the points are added to determine the Clubs position in the league.  Clubs are then awarded medals based on their final placing in the League (this year the result of the League will be announced at the Cross Country Championships on Oct 5th - and medals will be presented to all athletes who competed at the next training night). For all AAI athletic events, age groups are determined by your childs age on Dec 31st in the year of competition eg if your child is currently 9, but will be 10 in November - they will compete at u11. Club singlets or a plain white t-shirt should be worn. There is no charge to the athlete for competing in the League.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 09:05
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Monday, 08 September 2014 15:31

New 5k Record

Martin Hoare raised the standard of distance running significantly by setting a new club record for the 5k, a sensational time of 15:48 at the Grant Thornton corporate challenge on Tuesday the 3rd of September. Martin came 11th overall in a very competitive field of close on 4000. Great running by Jason Miley coming home in 16:45 contributing to the Garda teams 3rd place and Karl McKenna running a time of 18:09. No doubt there will be a few more sub 16 minute 5k’s to come.

Great North Run

Sunday the 7th of September Saw the 34th Great North Run in Newcastle. It is the world’s premier half marathon that saw its one millionth runner cross the line and the races first domestic winner in 29 years. Among the 56,000 participants were two representatives from Celbridge, David Clancy and Peter Donohoe who has battled through a bad injury to take part in this prestigious event. Great achievement well done to both athletes.


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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 18:53

Kildare Intermediate and Masters Road County Championships

The results of the Kildare intermediate and masters road running championships have been published and once again Celbridge AC were amongst the medal winners.

The women’s team of Teresa O’Reilly ,Rebecca Gannon, and Una May won the masters team event with Rebecca taking a bronze medal in the masters individual race. Celbridge also came 3rd in the intermediate race with Una May, Rebecca Gannon , Sinead Goss and Fiona McManus taking the bronze medals

The mens team won both intermediate and masters titles. Aidan Lannigan, Shane McCarthy, Ian McManus and David McMahon won the intermediate event. The team of Philip Niland, Jason Miley and Shane McCarthy took Gold in the masters. Frank McDonald won the silver medal in the masters individual race. Well done to all participants. Celbridge AC were very well represented both in numbers and winners.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 05:04
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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.         
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