Monday, 23rd July 2018
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Many Waterford successes in Munster Championships.

Waterford AC had a terrific week end winning numerous gold,silver and bronze medals in the Munster undr 14 to 19 Championships at the RSC last Saturday and Sunday. Emily O'Mahony won the 100 m hurdles, long jump and triple jump u 18 and also finished second in the 100m,doubles were recorded by Hugo Blair 800 m and 1500 m u19, James Murphy high jump and long jump u19 and David Scanlon u 14 discus and javelin,the other winners were Fergus O'Brien u 19 steeplechase,,Ruth Heery u 19 3 km walk, Shane Cawley u 17 discus,Evan Marshall u 17 steeplechase,Cathal Scanlon u 17 javelin, Matteo Mary u 17 1500m, Ailbhe Munro u 17 steeplechase,Clare Caulfield u16 2km walk,Aidan Burke u 15 1500m, Meadbh O'Connor u15 2km walk,and boys u 19 relay team of Eoin Kenny,Lance Baylon, James Murphy and Jake Costelloe, silver medals were won by Eoin Kenny u 19 javelin,Fergus O'Brien u 19 800m and 1500m, Ben Keane u 17 steeplechase,Sarah Jacob u 17 discus, Emily Myers u 18 hammer, Lance Baylon u 19 triple jump, Cathal Scanlon u 17 high jump,Aidan Burke u 15 800m, Julie Kelly u 15 hammer,Daniel Farrell 2k walk u 15, Sarah Heery u15 discus, and bronze winners were Evan Sullivan high jump u 18, Hannah Burke u 18 steeplechase, Cormac Farrell u 18 hammer, Sarah Jacob u 17 shot putt, David Scanlon u 14 high jump and hammer, Sarah Heery u 15 discus, Daniel Farrell u 15 2km walk, David Scanlon u 14 high jump.

West Waterford Ferrybank and Tramore do well also

For West Waterford Lucy Holmes had a fine middle distance double in the 800 and 1500m the latter with a personal best Diarmuid Harty won the u 19 pole vault, Patrick Fitzgerald the u 18 pole vault, silver medal winners were Kate Killigrew pole vault and triple jump u 16, Cian O'Riordan 800m u 18, Sam O'Neill pole vault u18, Owen Buenavetura pole vault u 16 and high jump and bronze medals went to Ciarán Buenaventura high jump u 19 and Darragh Curran pole vault u18,Alannah Kelly u 17 pole vault. Ferrybank had wins with Lorna Monaghan u 19 long jump, Mollie Hutchinson u 19 steeplechase Callum O'Neill u 16 800 m, Paula Igwe u16 long jump, and the girls u 16 relay team, silver medal winners were Lorna Monaghan 200 and 400m u 19, Amy Redmond 100m u 19, Aisling Lowe u19 steeplechase, Kylie Heinen u17 high jump,Callum Hurley u 16 1500m, Paula Igwe 80 m hurdles u 16, Katie Nolke long jump u 15, bronze medals went to Eoin Maher u 19 200 and 400m, Katie Nolke u 15 250 m hurdles and high jump,Lauren Shiels 200m u 15 and David Igwe75 m hurdles u14 .Tramore had wins with their top athlete Shane Monagle in the u 19 100 m,200m and 110 metres hurdles,Mark Hartery was second in the u 19 long jump and Una O'Brien third in the u 17 1500m and Meabh Griffin Finnisk Valley was third in the hammer u 16

International News

Thomas Barr finished third in an International 200 metres race in Switzerland last Saturday evening in a time of 21.58 seconds- a personal best,the race was won in 21.14 by Jamal Rhoden-Stevens Great Britain, Thomas was also a member of the Irish 4 x 400 metres relay team that finished 6 th. Also on Saturday in Rhede in Germany Niamh Whelan Ferrybank was third in the 100 m final in 11.78 and 4 th in the 200 m final in 24.05 and Paul Murphy again Ferrybank continued his good form of late by finishing second in the 400 metres at an International meeting in Leixlip last Saturday,his time was 48.64,at the same meeting in the 1500 metres Brace Miceál Power West Waterford was second in 4minutes 1.24 seconds.

Connick wins in Co Wexford

Andrew Connick Ferrybank is currently enjoying succss on the roads. In Glynn Co Wexford on Sunday he won the 5 km race very comfortably.

Dromana 5 Miles on Friday

Another race in the Intersport Elvery's/Asics Series takes place this Friday June 22 nd.Its the 26 th Annual Dungarvan Leader 5 miles Dromana Run from Villierstown to Cappoquin. Entries will be taken at Villierstown Community Hall with the presentation of prizes at Danny Flynn's Bar of Cappoquin.Bus will leave Cappoquin to take athletes to the start in Villierstown at 6.30 pm sharp-race entries will be taken on the bus. Another road race in the area this week end is the St Joseph's AC Pink Rock 10 km down near the river between Glenmore and New Ross on Sunday starting at 12 noon preceded by a walk at 11.15,race headquarters is Rosbercon Parish Centre where numbers can be collected,onlineentry closes Friday mid day see Pink Rock Facebook for details.

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