LAUREN Dermody’s gold medal win and James Kelly’s bronze medal over 4k and 10k respectively in the Kilkenny County Championships in Kilmacow on Sunday was a cause for celebration in Castlecomer.
It was two podium places on the same day for adult competitors, rewarding two immensely satisfying runs.
For Lauren and James the story began with days similar to the experiences of Castlecomer AC’s younger runners.
U8 runners Mairead Ring, Andy Ryan, Ciaran Maher and Jack Gamble set the tone with their enthusiasm. U10s Aisling Phelan and Laura Gamble, Charlie Ryan, Alex Daly and Cathal Maher were equally impressive. Under 12s Jamie Cahalan and Luke Gamble were unlucky not to get in the medals with determined performances.
Eimear Phelan’s third place earned bronze at U14.