Tuesday, 25th July 2017
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County Championships Day I at RSC

On Sunday last in pleasant conditions the first section of the County Track and Field Championships were held at the RSC and all clubs in the county were among the winners. These were Waterford, West Waterford, Ferrybank, Tramore, KCK, Finisk Valley, Blackwater and An Ghaeltacht/Ard Mhor. Several athletes won more than one title and there were quite a few good middle distance races. In the junior grade two Tramore athletes had trebles Shane Monagle and Denise O'Connor as did Eoin Kenny Waterford in the juvenile section the following all had trebles Cathal Scanlon Waterford, Sarah Abullo do, Emily O'Mahony do. Full results are with all clubs. Tón Le Ghaoithe Wind Sprints Meeting a big success

A huge entry of top athletes from the thirty two counties was received for the Annual Tón Le Ghaoithe meeting at the RSC on Saturday last including five current National senior champions. In the limited number of events held it was as close as you could get to the National championships with top class fields on view. A number of Waterford athletes figured prominently with Niamh Whelan Ferrybank the current National 200 metres champion in particular being tops. She beat high class fields in the two races she ran the 100 metres in 11.63 (a World University Qualifier0 with legal wind and the 200 metres in 24.21, two Waterford AC athletes both finished second in their events Dion Ryan in the high jump with 1.90 metres and Órlaith O'Brien in the javelin with 43.54 metres while Kevin Fitzgerald was third in the javelin with 48.54 metres. For Tramore Shane Monagle won the youth's 110 metres hurdles decisively in 14.79.

Many Waterford winners at East Munsters

On Wednesday last at the RSC the East Munster Boys Secondary Schools Track and Field Championship took place and athletes from Waterford Schools excelled winning many of the events. Three had doubles Diarmuid Clancy Mean Scoil San Nioclas in the senior 400,metres and 400 metres hurdles, Cian O'Riordan Dungarvan CBS in intermediate 1500 and 3000 metres and Diarmuid Harty St Augustine's in the intermediate pole vault and high jump. The other winners were Senior; 100 m Anthony Mc Cauley Dunarvan CBS, 200 m Eoin Kenny De La Salle,800 m Jamie Mc Carty, St Declan's 1500 m Evan Keane do, 3000 m Hugo Blair Waterpark, S/Chase Mathew Twomey St Augustine's, Walk Aiden Mc Kenna do, high jump Jesse Power Waterpark , long jump Shane Monagle Ard Scoil na Mara Tramore, triple jump James Murphy do, 4 x 100 m relay Ard Scoil na Mara, 4x 400 m relay St Declan's. Intermediate 1500 m and 3000 m Cian O'Riordan Dungarvan CBS, 100 hurdles Jamie Stone Ard Scoil na Mara, javelin Hassan Ali Yeats College, triple jump Aleksander Wagner St Augustine's 1 mile u 16 Jake Bagge Ard Scoil na Mara, Junior 800 m Matteo Mary St Declan's, hammer Darragh Moynihan St Augustine's, walk Pete Finnegan St Augustine's, Minor Callum Hurley Ard Scoil na Mara 800 metres.

Splashworld 10 Km

Last Friday evening in Tramore in very wet conditions 185 competed in the Splashworld 10 Km run and Conor Sheils Waterford AC was first home in 35 minutes 44 seconds, Mossie Keogh West Waterford AC was second in 36.12 and Pat Grant Ferrybank was third in 36.17. First Lady home was Ruth Fitzgerald in 38.26,Keeley Tideswell Clonmel was second in 40.58 and Naomi Doonan was third in 41.33. The following were the category winners in the men's section. junior Louis Hannigan, M40 Vinnie Codd Waterford, M45 Michael O'Mahony, M50 Patrick Bookle , M55 Paul Hayes, M60 Thomas Burns Waterford. Women junior Ruth Comerford, F35 Louise Morgan Ferrybank, F40 Evelyn Haran Ballygunner, F45 Cait Caulfield Waterford F 50 Anna Byrne, F55 Anne FitzgeraProceeds go to Tramore Athletic Club Track Fund. The event was started by Mayor of the Metropolitan area Cllr John Hearne and thanks to the many gardai, members of Order of Malta and stewards for ensuring safe passage for all around the course and thanks also to the staff at Splashworld.

Órla in Czech Republic

On Sunday next Órla O'Connor Waterford AC competes for Ireland in Podebrady the Czech Republic in the under 20 walk over 10000 metres in the European Cup ,meeting the top young walkers on the International scene, it will be her second race over the 10 Km distance

Munster Schools Finals in Cork

On Saturday next May 20 th the Munster Scecondary Schools Track and Field finals are at Cork IT Track starting at 9.30 am with the hammer events. Many athletes from Waterford schools compete and as usual quite a few are expected to win titles in various grades.The full timetable is on Munster Schools Athletics website and its a very long day of competition. Ardmore 5 Miles Road Race

The next race in the Intersport Elvery's/Asics series promoted by West Waterford is in Ardmore on Friday next at 7.30 pm , entries from 6.30 pm in on Looking further ahead on Friday May 26 th Touraneena 5 Km 7.30 pm another Intersport Elvery's/Asics Series..Friday June 2 nd Deadman's 5 Miles Carrick on Suir Race 3 Outfield Sports Series.

Mile Races at RSC to suit all.

Waterford A.C. are delighted to announce the return of the OPEN TO EVERYBODY “how fast can you run a mile” series. Over the summer they will be holding five one-mile time trial nights in the RSC. Each event is fully insured and takes place on the last Thursday of the month for May, June, July, August, and September. On the night, there will be a number of graded mile runs so it is just you against the clock. Come back the next night and try and beat your time. For 2017, we there also have an 800-meter option for Juveniles 15 yrs and under Entry fee €2 Time Scale each evening : Registration and warm up at 6pm. First run at 6:15pm. Dates: May 25th, June 29th, July 27th, August 31st, and September 28th. Last years event was great make this year's event even better, its up to ye men and women.

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