Saturday, 24th February 2018
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Munster Schools Combined Events Record for Eoin Kenny

The Munster Secondary Schools Combined Event Championships were held in Nenagh on Tuesday last October 10 th and there were a number of excellent results by athletes from Waterford schools. Eoin Kenny De La Salle set a new record in winning the senior title with a total of 2579 points well in advance of the old record of 2467 and James Murphy Ard Scoil na Mara Tramore was second on 2046 points, another second was secured by Emily O'Mahony St Augustine's College at Intermediate level her score being 3031 points just 33 behind the winner and Katie Nolke Ursuline was third in the junior grade with 2520 points.

Final Day of County X Country Championships details:

St Augustine's College Grounds Abbeyside was the venue on Sunday last for another section of the County X Country Championships. The Men's master's title was won very convincingly by Raivis Zakis, in second place came Mossie Keogh and Jason Travers was third all three from West Waterford who also won the team title. West Waterford also supplied the first three home in the Women's master's championship the comfortable winner being Brigid Coffey, Diane Chizikova was second and Onra Power third ,the team title also went to West Waterford.

In the Juvenile (B) Championships KCK had three individual winners, Finnisk Valley and West Waterford two each and Tramore one. The following were the juvenile results.Girls u 9 1 Niamh Mc Grath KCK 2 Molly Byrne do 3 Amelie Tobin An Ghaeltacht,u 11 1 Aoife Reddy Finnisk Valley 2 Brook Dunford do 3 Ciara Quinn An Ghaeltacht,u 13 1 Crystal Bray Tramore 2 Ciara Power KCK 3 Rachel Mooney Tramore,u 15 1 Helena Barry KCK 2 Aisling Power do 3 Sarah Nyhan West Waterford. Boys u 9 1 Peter Murray KCK 2 Sam McGrath Tramore 3 Tadg Dunphy KCK, u 11 1 Brian Scanlon Finnisk Valley 2 Senan Devine KCK 3 Joe Kelly West Waterford,u 13 1 Darragh O'Regan West Waterford 2 Cory Scanlon Finnisk Valley 3 Daniel Buckley do, u15 1 Eoin Beneventura West Waterford 2 John David White do 3 Mark Blackwell do.

Sunday's Fixtures:

Two X Country fixtures are down for decision on Sunday in Co Clare and Dublin. The Munster Juvenile even age juvenile boys and girls u 10,12,14,16,and 18 as well as the Novice and u 23 men's and women's X Country Championships are in Clarecastle Co Clare at 11.30 am with a big entry of Waterford athletes in most grades. map of venue on Munster Athletics Website. The Autumn Open X Country Festival is at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus Abbotstown at 2 pm for seniors, juniors and master's men and women.The races will also incorporate the Master Cross Country Trials for the British and Irish Master Cross Country Championships. In order for a Master athlete to be considered for selection they must compete in their appropriate distance. See Athletics Ireland website for all details.

More October Fixtures:

Sat 28 th All Ireland Schools Combined Events AIT Athlone 10 am.. Sunday 29 th National Marathon Championships Dublin.

Munster Development and Performance Squads:

The younger juvenile athletes from 12 upwards have Development Days coming up and open to anyone wishing to go The dates for their sessions are November 4th,November 25 th and December 30 th. Day 1 11am-1pm Sprints, Middle Distance, Shot, Long Jump,Day 2 11am-1pm Hurdles, Middle Distance, Javelin and High Jump Day 3 11am- 1pm Sprints, Middle Distance, Shot and Long jump. All clubs have been notified. Performance Squads are also involved and these are selected athletes u16 to u 19 (2017) same days 1 to 3 pm each day same venue, same events.Clubs have been notified of their athletes. Full details on Munster Athletics Website.


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