Wednesday, 20th June 2012
Four Ferrybank AC athletes competed at the British u20 and u23 Championships in Bedford last week end and they did very well coming home with two silver and one bronze medal. Ben Kiely having won his heat in the 400 metres Hurdles on Saturday was second in the final on Sunday in a fine time of 53.31 seconds and this should secure him a place on the Irish team for the World Junior Championships in Barcelona next month. Niamh Whelan had her best performances this season over the two days. On Sunday she finished second in the 200 metres final u 23 in 24.11 seconds and on Saturday she was sixth in the 100 metres final in 11.96 against a strong wind, Cara Kennedy was third in the u 23 hammer with a throw of 54.78. metres and Sorcha Murphy was 5th in the High Jump u 20 with 1.67 Metres a season's best
Munster titles won
In Templemore on Sunday last athletes from Waterford were in top form at the Munster Senior and Masters Championships. At senior level Ferrybank AC had wins with Kelly Proper in the Long Jump, Keith Smith Javelin and Sean Archer Triple Jump, Smith was also second in the Lon Jump, Kate Hickey won the Discus, Clare Collins was second in the High Jump and Lisa Houlihan third in the Hurdles for West Waterford and Siobhan Heylin Waterford Ac was second in the 1500 metres.In the Masters Waterford Athletic Club and West Waterford both had brilliant days with several wins.
The Waterford AC winners were: Women 035 Jacinta Power Discus, Suzanne Dullaghan 100 and 200 metres, 040 Deirdre Chapman Javelin, 045 Elaine Barry 200 and 400 Metres, 045 Gabriel Blair 800 metres, 050 Paula Kavanagh 100 Metres and 200 metres. The women's team won the 4x 100 m Relay with Jacinta Power, Elaine Barry, Gabriel Blair and Suzanne Dullaghan The men's winners were 035 Brendan Leahy 100 and 200 Metres, 040 Kieran Leahy 100 and 200 Metres, 045 Tom O'Brien 400 Metres, High Jump and Long Jump, Malachy Mc Glynn 1500 Metres, the men also won the 4 x 100 Metres Relay with Brendan and Kieran Leahy Paschal Halley and Michael Coleman. For West Waterford the winners were; 035 Des Feeney 800 Metres, 045
800 M Harry O'Brien, 050 Javelin Ml Tutty Javelin Jacinta Sheill Javelin, o 55 800 Metres Joe Gough, 060 3000 Metres John Foley, 060 100 M, 200 M, Javelin and Hammer Terri Gough.
Harty wins in Ring
Eighty competed in the Annual Mooney's Bar 6 Miles Ras Na Rinne in Ring on Friday last and Philip Harty from Ballinamult who runs with Donore Harriers and presently in fine form won in a time of 31 minutes 28 seconds, Ravis Zakis, West Waterford AC was second in 32.13 and Shane Mullaney, Thurles Crokes third in 32.23 Angela McCann, Clonmel won the ladies section in 37.33, Racquel Valadez, Pikes Peak Road Runners, Colorado was second in 41.09 and Theresa Cunningham Carrick on Suir was third in 41.11. The different age group winners were as follows. Men: Over 40 Peter Duggan, St Joseph's, 045 Dan Kelleher, Midleton, 050 Gerry Cantwell, West Waterford, o 55 Colin Lyons, do, Junior Damien Murphy, do. Ladies 035 Karen Ryan, West Waterford, 040 Brigid Coffey, do 045 Ann Dunford, do and 00 Josie Ui Chuirrin, do. It was another race in the Ger Wyley Sports Summer Series.
Thomas and Jessie Barr have both been selected on the Irish Team for the European Championship in Helsinki later this month both in 400 Metres Hurdles races, this will be the biggest stage yet for both who are still seeking (A)Standard's for the Olympics.
All Ireland Junior and U23 Championships
The first big National fixture of the season is in Tullamore on Sunday next June 24 th. Its the all Ireland Junior and U23 Championships and many athletes from Waterford will be in action. Time is now running out for athletes chasing qualifying times for the World junior Championships and many will be hoping they can get the standard on Sunday. The programme begins at 10.30 am with the men's Hammer and first race on the track is at 11. 45 pm the women's 400 Metres hurdles.
Tailteann Schools Inter provincial
Santry is the venue on Saturday next for the Tailteann Schools Inter provincial and several athletes from Waterford Schools are on the Munster selection.
Waterford Community Games Finals on Sunday
On Sunday next the Annual Waterford Community Games Athletic Finals are at the RSC at 11 am. Several Communities from all over the County will compete and the parade will begin at 11 am sharp and all those participating are asked to be at the venue in good time
All Ireland Juvenile Championships
On Saturday next the All Ireland Lower Age Team Championships under 9, 10 and 11 are at Cork IT Track and there will be competitors from Waterford clubs
5 Miles Fun Run/ Walk on Sunday
Above will take place next Sunday June 24 th at 12 noon from "The Park Inn Pub", Paddy Browne's Road, Waterford in aid of Crumlin's Children's Hospital and Naomh Pol GAA Club. Entries from 10.45 am at the venue at Ten Euro, contact Brendan Leahy Waterford AC
Waterford Viking Marathon
Entries closed on Friday last for the WLR/FM Viking Marathon in the City and surrounding areas including Tramore on Saturday June 30th.
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