An extract on #coolboy
It is located on the R748 road which links the town of Aughrim with Carnew (via the R747). The village is situated near the southern point of the Wicklow Way which winds through the Wicklow Mountains.
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Most of the village dates from the early part of the 19th century. In this time the area was dominated by the Fitzwilliam family who lived in nearby Coolattin House. The Coolattin estate once comprised 88,000 acres (360 km2), had 20,000 tenants and occupied almost a quarter of County Wicklow.
Tomnafinnoge Woods is the location of woodland walks. One of the walks travels along the line of the former railway, leading to the nearby town of Tinahely.
Coolboy is 3 km from Coolattin Golf Club which features an 18 hole, par 70 course.
The village has a handball alley, home of the Coolboy Handball Team.
The Tinahely Agricultural Show takes place near Coolboy annually on the first Monday of August (a bank holiday in the Republic). The one-day Show is held at Fairwood Park and has been running for over 70 years.
Ngamole finished in tenth position in the men's 10,000 metres at the Athletics at the 2007 All-Africa Games in Algiers, Algeria. He finished third in the 2008 South Africa Marathon Championships in a then personal best time of two hours, fifteen minutes and eight seconds. At the 2009 World Championships in Athletics held in Berlin, Germany, Ngamole competed in the men's marathon; he finished 22nd in a season's best time of two hours, 16 minutes and 20 seconds in a race won by Abel Kirui of Kenya.
Ngamole won the South African Marathon Championships in 2010 and was runner-up in 2011. He competed in the men's marathon at the 2011 World Championships held in daegu, South Korea, finishing in 46th position in a time of two hours thirty minutes and one second.
At the 2012 South African Marathon Championships Ngamole won the race with a time of two hours, 13 minutes and 18 seconds, beating second placed Michael Mazibuko by nearly two minutes, to reclaim the title. This was the second occasion he had finished inside the Olympic 'A' qualification standard for the 2012 Summer Olympics, having run a new personal best of two hours, ten minutes and 43 seconds at a race in Valencia, Spain in November 2011.
In July 2012 Ngamole was selected to represent South Africa at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's marathon, where he competed alongside compatriots Lusapho April and Stephen Mokoka. The event took place on 12 August over the London Olympic street course.