Wednesday, 20th September 2017
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Munster Championship titles won by Waterford athletes

At the RSC in Waterford on Saturday last the Munster junior,under 23 and juvenile pentathlon events championships attracted a great crowd of athletes from all over the province. Many Waterford athletes were on view and quite a few collected titles in each category as well as silver and bronze medals. Waterford AC had successes in the junior grade and an under age Pentathlon,Ferrybank had wins under 23 and junior and Tramore had a junior win also.The winners for Waterford in the junior grade were Dion Ryan high jump, Órla O'Connor 3KM walk,Clare Furlong triple jump, Kathleen Heery discus and the men's 4x 100 metres relay team made up of Lance Gabriel Baylon, Eoin Kenny, James Murphy and Paul O'Sullivan, silver medals were won by Anna O'Connor walk, Emily O'Mahony triple jump, Emily Myers hammer and Ruth Heery was third in the walk. Waterford also had a win in the under 11 Pentathlon with Sarah Abullo. For Ferrybank it was good to see Paul Murphy back and he won the under 23 200 and 400 metres,Katie Murphy won the 100 and 200 metres and the women's relay team also won it comprised Katie Murphy,Emily Nolan, Amy Redmond and Kirna Monahan,silver medals went to Emily Nolan in 100 metres, Isobelle Cummins in1500 metres and Craig O'Brien in 3000 metres. and bronze medals went to Oisin Kiely 400 metres and Emily Nolan 200 metres, Katie Nolke was second in the u14 pentathlon. Tramore AC had a win with Denise O'Connor in the 400 metres junior and she was second in the 100 and 400 metres hurdles,Shane Monagle had a second in the 110 metres hurdles and a third in the 200 metres. Cara Kennedy Ferrybank, National senior champion in the hammer competed as a guest and had a throw of 60.36 metres a personal best and the third longest throw ever by an Irish female. At a meeting in Torremolinos in Spain last week Thomas Barr won the 400 metres hurdles in 49.99 seconds and was third in a 200 metres in 21.83. He was out there for warm weather trainiing.

Murphy wins Ferrybank 10 KM

200 competed in the Annual Angela Burns Memorial 10 KM and Walk in Ferrybank on Sunday morning last promoted by Ferrybank GAA Club and it started near the GAA Centre taking in a course in Sth Kilkenny down near The Port and back and the holder Brian Murphy Carrick on Suir won again, he had Craig O'Brien Ferrybank for company for seven kilometres or so but then increased the pace and went on to win readily in 36 minutes 34 seconds, O'Brien was second in 38.13 and Brian Cuddihy Waterford was third in 39.06. First lady home was Evelyn Haran Ballygunner in 44.56 , Nicola Harte was second in 48.00 with Sinéad Power third in 48.41. Prior to the main race a short race for under 12 year old boys and girls attracted a good entry and lots of interest. It was again a very well organised event with lots of stewards around the course

Waterford winner in Faugheen

The Faugheen Co Tipperary 5Km Road Race last Friday evening had 90 competing including several from Waterford county and one of them was victorious. Damien Murphy West Waterford was the impressive winner in a time of 15 minutes 40 seconds ,Niall Sheil St Killian's Wexford was second in 15.50 and Hugo Blair a junior athlete with Waterford AC who disputed the lead until past half way had a fine run to finish third overall in 16.14. Jacqui Carthy Kilmore Co Wexford was first lady home in18.20,Clare Annan Clonmel was second in 18.23 and Jacqueline Hughes Thurles was third in 19.01. It was race 1 of the Outfield Sports 3 County Series promoted by Carrick on Suir Road runners and as usual it was very well organised.

Waterford Secondary Schools Championships

On Wednesday of this week the Waterford Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships are at the RSC at 12 noon.Lots of track and field events for boys and girls in minor, junior and intermediate/senior grades.

Waterford to Tramore run on Saturday

The Annual Bluewall Paddy Flanagan Memorial Waterford to Tramore Road Race over 7.5 miles starts on Saturday next at 7 pm from outside City Hall Waterford and travels out the Main Waterford/Tramore road to finish in off the road in Tramore near Splashworld. Please note that all runners should make arrangements for returning to Waterford with friends or get some friends to collect them after the race in Tramore.. On Sunday the Munster Marathon and Half Marathon is on in Limerick.

Mooncoin Event

The 4th Annual Mooncoin Rose Run will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May at 12.00 noon. The run will consist of a 10K and a 5K Fun Run/Walk that will start and finish in the Mooncoin GAA Complex.Registration at the GAA Complex from 10.00am. There will be chip timing for all 10k and 5k runners (not walkers). Cash and Spot Prizes for 1st 3 male and females across the line with category prizes for 1st male and female O40, O45, O50 and O60.Proceeds to Pieta House.

More Road Races

Friday May 5th Portlaw 5 Miles at 7.30 pm race 2 Carrick on Suir Series,. Friday May 12th Splashworld 10km Tramore 7pm.

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